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Teproc

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Top 100 Club: Teproc
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:54:57 PM »
I'm up for September (which nicely coincides with my birthday being this month, I'll consider people watching a film as an appropriate gift), so here's my list:

On the forums (with screenshots)
On Letterboxd (with posters)
On ICM

For people (mostly Bondo & 1SO I think) not getting many options from that list, you can draw from this list, though it's less up to date and contains every film I'd rated 8 and above, so it's pretty broad (but it is loosely ranked).

Have fun, hopefully.  ;)

1SO (Nocturama)
Bondo (Assault on Precinct 13)
Dave the Necrobumper (The Hateful Eight)
Knocked Out Loaded (Jackie)
Peaceful Anarchy (Nocturama)
Sandy (The World's End)
Sandy (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Sandy (Jackie)
smirnoff (Umimachi Diary / Our Little Sister)
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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 06:08:30 PM »
6 unseen
18 Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre 2002 — a.k.a. Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
57 Jackie 2016
73 Umimachi Diary 2015
78 Nocturama 2016
92 Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da 2011
95 Les ogres 2015

Probably about time I finally watch Once Upon a time in Anatolia, and maybe Nocturama too

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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2018, 07:38:44 PM »
I have six

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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 08:12:17 PM »
Haven't seen:

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Blood Simple
Wild Tales
Jackie
Victoria
The Hateful Eight
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Our Little Sister
The Trial
Nocturama
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Les ogres
Songs from the Second Floor
My King
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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 08:25:06 PM »
Seems like Nocturama is the most likely one here for me.
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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 10:25:42 PM »
Looks like all y'all need to be watching Our Little Sister.

I'm gonna go for Assault on Precinct 13

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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2018, 11:20:30 PM »
Looks like all y'all need to be watching Our Little Sister.

I'm gonna go for Assault on Precinct 13

I should really catch up with these two.
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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2018, 02:15:50 AM »
38 not seen from the Top 100 and lots to pick from. Might try for The Hateful Eight as it is available on streaming at the moment.

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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2018, 02:48:19 AM »
6 unseen
18 Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre 2002 — a.k.a. Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
57 Jackie 2016
73 Umimachi Diary 2015
78 Nocturama 2016
92 Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da 2011
95 Les ogres 2015

Probably about time I finally watch Once Upon a time in Anatolia, and maybe Nocturama too

With is latest being a candidate for the next iteration of this list, Ceylan is becoming a favorite of mine (should really watch his earlier stuff), so I'd support you finally getting to it, and I might take that as an excuse to rewatch it myself, it's been a while.

I have six

I would certainly support Our Little Sister being a theme for this round, and Nocturama too: the former being the safe pick, and the latter te one that's most likely to generate interesting discussion.

Haven't seen:

Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Blood Simple
Wild Tales
Jackie
Victoria
The Hateful Eight
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
Our Little Sister
The Trial
Nocturama
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Les ogres
Songs from the Second Floor
My King

I'm not great at recommendations, but I'd lean towards Jackie and Songs from the Second Floors maybe.

Seems like Nocturama is the most likely one here for me.

Curious to read your take on it.  :)

Looks like all y'all need to be watching Our Little Sister.

I'm gonna go for Assault on Precinct 13

That one I'm curious about too. I'm not sure myself why I prefer it to The Thing, as far as Carpenter goes.

Looks like all y'all need to be watching Our Little Sister.

I'm gonna go for Assault on Precinct 13

I should really catch up with these two.

I think Our Little Sister might work really well for you.

38 not seen from the Top 100 and lots to pick from. Might try for The Hateful Eight as it is available on streaming at the moment.

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Re: Top 100 Club: Teproc
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2018, 07:54:21 PM »
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Watching this film in 2018, the opening scenes, watching largely non-white gang members being mowed down by police in what seems like an excess of force, followed by four men vowing to take action for their fallen comrades, I thought for a second that they were the protagonists of this story. But then one of the guys executes a young girl and any illusion that this was a nuanced social critique were promptly removed. This is a film of an era that legitimately had a high crime rate. Though if these gang members had just waited 40 years, the NRA would make it so they could get their high-powered, silenced weapons legally without all the hassle.

I'd say the issue that comes up with the bad guys here is that they ultimately take on kind of a nameless, faceless mystical sort of force. Though they ostensibly act out of revenge for the death of their fellow gang members, it is a very general, unfocused menace, targeting anybody and everybody. They move in a countless horde, appearing and disappearing like the wind, and completely unafraid of death (and thus attacking in a swarm of attrition...it makes sense that Night of the Living Dead is considered one of the influences on the story).

If the enemy lacks meaningful purpose or vitality, the lack of charisma among the bulk of the good guys and gals with guns doesn't help a lot. One guy is literally just catatonic for basically the whole thing. I guess that is how shock works? The core has decent enough banter I suppose, but it felt as cheap as it actually was to make. Usually what makes a low-budget B-movie standout is what it has to say, since it has to sacrifice on how it is made, this one didn't stand out for me (as someone who generally has found Carpenter a bit to ragged generally).