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Movie Talk / Re: Trailers
« Last post by 1SO on Today at 01:32:50 PM »
I've already had my fill of this on David Ehrlich's twitter feed. I don't follow him. He just keeps popping up as suggested or a re-tweet because I like people who talk about film. I won't block him because he doesn't offend me like some political twitter feeds I do block. I'm just over his snobbery towards big-budget special effects filmmaking.
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Movie Talk / Re: Trailers
« Last post by MartinTeller on Today at 12:19:03 PM »
I literally didn't know this film existed until about an hour ago. I am very excited as I think Cats is a great musical (the songs are fun, the dancing is spectacular, the story such that it is, is fine and isn't the point). It is going to be a long couple months dealing with the absolute worst snobs in the world trying to get cool points for hating on the massively popular thing, thinking that makes them edgy and cool, but in fact it is even more popular to hate it so it just makes them trite and lame.

lol, no. You don't get to short circuit criticism of the movie by pre-emptively assigning some made-up motivations to all potential critics.
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Movie Talk / Re: What is your ICheckMovies ranking?
« Last post by Knocked Out Loaded on Today at 12:11:27 PM »
Mid-July update:
  • #1510 current rank (1519)
  • 2006 top list checks (1973)
  • 3396 checks in total (3324)
  • 329 unchecked titles appear in at least 10 official top lists (332)
  • 185/250 IMDb Top 250 (186)
    263/546 1SOs Essentials (259; Avatar, Gangs Of New York, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Lethal Weapon)
    52/97 The Dissolve's Movies Of The Week (52)
  • 49 awards (46)
  • Top de-shames:
    Avatar (2009) in 15 lists
    A Fistful Of Dollars (1964) in 9 lists
    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) in 9 lists
    Hour Of The Wolf (1968) in 7 lists
    Lethal Weapon (1987) in 7 lists
    The Fugitive (1993) in 7 lists
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Movie Talk / Re: Random Movie Thoughts and Questions
« Last post by philip918 on Today at 11:45:05 AM »
The last hour of A Touch of Zen is pure cinematic bliss.
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Movie Talk / Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Last post by Teproc on Today at 03:25:05 AM »
La flor (Mariano Llinas, 2019)*

Self-indulgence, the movie.

Part 1: Fine mise en bouche, amateurish at times but the quartet is commited, especially Paredes who will turn out to be the MVP of the whole thing.

Part 2: The best one, though I could have done without the whole scorpion business. It's fun, but Part 3 has that energy in spades, so I was really much more interested in the part about the singer, which is just great, could have (should have ?) been its own movie.

Part 3: So insanely long that I still can't tell what I think about it, which is really true of the whole thing. Some parts are pretty brilliant, and I definitely enjoy the structure of it all, but it also exposes the weaker parts of the quartet (Carricajo in particular), though I did enjoy the mix of Tintin with 70s paranoia aesthetically. Also, whenever people were speaking French, the acting instantly got much dicier (save maybe Paredes who remained my shining light through all of this). It's just too damn long.

Part 4: Probably the part that justifies the whole enterprise existing as it does. Pretty fascinating, though I didn't relish the turn to the supernatural as much as Llinas obviously did.

Part 5: What is this even doing here ? I guess having seen Partie de campagne might have helped, but ugh.

Part 6: Very appropriate conclusion, beautiful.

The credits: Fine.



*In case you don't know what this is, well... it's a 14 hour movie (including a good 30 minutes or so of credits), divided in six episodes. In France it was shown in four parts, every one over 3 hours long, which is apparently not the intended way to watch it, and from what I heard the way it was shown in festivals was much, much smarter (3 parts with intermissions). The different episodes are united by four actresses (except for the fifth one) and a general tendency towards the vague supernatural (except for... the fifth one).

Would you compare it to something like Heimat?

Maybe I would if I had seen Heimat. ;D

I will say this: this is very much a movie to me, not a mini-series. It has episodes, but they're unequal in length and I think the official way it was presented in festivals is the best way to watch it. That's in 3 parts, with intermissions in the middle, the first part being comprised of episodes 1 & 2 (3h30 total I think), the second part being just episode 3 (between 5 and 6 hours, maybe multiple intermissions in that one) and the last part being the last 3 episodes plus credits (so around 5 hours ?). Like I don't think watching it episode by episode works particularly well because they vary so much in length: episodes 5 and 6 are maybe half an hour each, tops, while episode 3 is over 5 hours.
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Directors / Re: Maddin, Guy
« Last post by Knocked Out Loaded on Today at 02:34:59 AM »
The Forbidden Room, 70˚
The Heart Of The World, 70˚

My Winnipeg, 55˚

Dracula: Pages From A Virgin's Diary, 40˚
Cowards Bend The Knee, 35˚
Night Mayor, 30˚
Brand Upon The Brain, 30˚

Sissy-Boy Slap-Party, 20˚
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Movie Talk / Re: Trailers
« Last post by Dave the Necrobumper on Today at 02:34:01 AM »


F yeah
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Movie Talk / Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Last post by Dave the Necrobumper on Today at 02:19:51 AM »
La flor (Mariano Llinas, 2019)*

Self-indulgence, the movie.

Part 1: Fine mise en bouche, amateurish at times but the quartet is commited, especially Paredes who will turn out to be the MVP of the whole thing.

Part 2: The best one, though I could have done without the whole scorpion business. It's fun, but Part 3 has that energy in spades, so I was really much more interested in the part about the singer, which is just great, could have (should have ?) been its own movie.

Part 3: So insanely long that I still can't tell what I think about it, which is really true of the whole thing. Some parts are pretty brilliant, and I definitely enjoy the structure of it all, but it also exposes the weaker parts of the quartet (Carricajo in particular), though I did enjoy the mix of Tintin with 70s paranoia aesthetically. Also, whenever people were speaking French, the acting instantly got much dicier (save maybe Paredes who remained my shining light through all of this). It's just too damn long.

Part 4: Probably the part that justifies the whole enterprise existing as it does. Pretty fascinating, though I didn't relish the turn to the supernatural as much as Llinas obviously did.

Part 5: What is this even doing here ? I guess having seen Partie de campagne might have helped, but ugh.

Part 6: Very appropriate conclusion, beautiful.

The credits: Fine.



*In case you don't know what this is, well... it's a 14 hour movie (including a good 30 minutes or so of credits), divided in six episodes. In France it was shown in four parts, every one over 3 hours long, which is apparently not the intended way to watch it, and from what I heard the way it was shown in festivals was much, much smarter (3 parts with intermissions). The different episodes are united by four actresses (except for the fifth one) and a general tendency towards the vague supernatural (except for... the fifth one).

Would you compare it to something like Heimat?
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No Movie Talk Allowed / Re: Politics
« Last post by Bondo on Today at 01:58:56 AM »
I think people forget she won by about 46% in a district rated as a 26% Dem advantage district. I moved so am no longer her constituent unfortunately. My new Rep is kind of blah.
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No Movie Talk Allowed / Re: Politics
« Last post by philip918 on Today at 01:18:48 AM »
This is the only heartwarming thing I've seen in the news in a long time:

https://twitter.com/thauserkstp/status/1151970452337758209?s=20
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