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Got this one from Tarkovsky's page on fb, it is from the set of Solyaris.

 

What's this from, Sacrifice?

 

No but I just watched that for the first time and it blew my mind boner to the heaven.

 

 

What's this from, Sacrifice?

tarkovsky the mirror....

 

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save image, drag and drop it on google images...

but maybe i'm wrong...

 

 

You were wrong.

 

or go to aintitcool where he keeps reposting this stuff from

 

Yes, I do get a lot of the photos from the behind the scenes posts, but not all of them you fancy mensa hugging dick lover.

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stroszek - liked it more than the other herzog i've seen. the ending moved me. i think i prefer bruno s. to klaus. he seems less studied or affected, less of an actor. i know little to nothing about his backstory or about herzog in general, but stroszek seemed way more sympathetic and human than aguirre or fitzcarraldo, the latter of which i couldn't finish. would love to see something that matches the fairy tale quality of the first twenty minutes or so of nosferatu.

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stroszek - liked it more than the other herzog i've seen. the ending moved me. i think i prefer bruno s. to klaus. he seems less studied or affected, less of an actor. i know little to nothing about his backstory or about herzog in general, but stroszek seemed way more sympathetic and human than aguirre or fitzcarraldo, the latter of which i couldn't finish. would love to see something that matches the fairy tale quality of the first twenty minutes or so of nosferatu.

 

agreed, and it makes sense if you know Bruno S' backstory - he seems less studied because he was beaten severely as a kid, and spent much of his youth in mental hospitals. If I remember correctly Herzog discovered him while he was shooting a documentary.

So yeah, no professional background/training.

Silver Lining’s Playbook: Well, I have to agree with Overlook on this, not one of David O. Russell’s best pics, that’s for sure. Started off pretty strong but after the diner scene it veered off into implausibility land. I guess Russell is developing a tic or trademark for his comedies, these rapid-fire escalating arguments between characters that end in some kind of physical struggle. I think this worked really well in Flirting With Disaster, but seemed more staged here.

About the acting…not sure why so many people got nominated for this film. I thought DeNiro was mis-cast as the dad; sure he manages to squeeze out a few tears in one scene, but I never bought him as a dad, he looked like he belonged on a yacht in Cannes. And Bradley Cooper is a lightweight who had zero chemistry with Lawrence, probably because he’s gay – or at least seems so to me.

 

But Jennifer Lawrence. Ok, I admit, this film gave me a huge boner for her. She has a hot, thick bod that was amply on display, and when she screams at someone she looks like a shapeshifter who is momentarily losing her human form. Hot. 5/10 for Russell, 8/10 for Lawrence’s ass and angryface.

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she looks like a cg character. her eyes have an uncanny valley quality to them. watching her wear workout clothes made silver linings tolerable, despite it basically being a movie about retarded people who happen to be good looking.

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yeah she really does. She looks like some kind of creature wearing an (ill-fitting) human mask. More than a few Deliverance genes floating around in there. I'm sure she'll look like Honey Boo Boo's mom when she gets a bit older, but she's in her prime now.

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new coen brthers movie trailer

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/movies/joel-coen-on-inside-llewyn-davis.html?_r=0

 

so apparently it's not really based on van ronk, but uses his music. weird. and carey mulligan seems to be playing karen dalton, at least that's who she looks like. i hate movies that are biographical but use fake names and blend real people together. oh and apparently justin timberlake is in this.

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new coen brthers movie trailer

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/movies/joel-coen-on-inside-llewyn-davis.html?_r=0

 

so apparently it's not really based on van ronk, but uses his music. weird. and carey mulligan seems to be playing karen dalton, at least that's who she looks like. i hate movies that are biographical but use fake names and blend real people together. oh and apparently justin timberlake is in this.

yeah, agree 100%. I feel like even though the last handful of Coen brothers movies are still really good, especially A Serious Man something about every movie since O Brother seems like a more 'casual' version of their old style. It just doesn't feel as air tight or something, it's hard to explain. Fargo for me was their last perfect film

 

and check my comment above, what you said is part of the reason why half of Gus Van Sant's movies are borderline unwatchable to me, another good example of this style movie is Primary Colors (which has Billy Bob thorton playing a faux James Carville whom brandishes his penis to a woman in the office in front of everybody)

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Just finished watching Django Unchained. (missed the beginning though)

While the acting is good, I think the movie is more focused on sensationalism than plot. There's plenty of gratuitous blood spilled at the hands of the protagonist, but I've seen this formula in Tarantino's previous post-2000 movies - over a half hour of drawn-out dialogue followed by a five-minute bloodbath. This has a similar theme to Inglorious Basterds, in that the good guys kill off every bigoted racist they can find, which I find entertaining nonetheless.

I'll give this one an 8/10.

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Dark Blue : 9/10 Great cop movie with a lot of nice grey areas throughout. Kurt Russell does an excellent job as a drunk.

 

Audition : 9.5/10 The ending is probably one of the hardest scenes to watch in a film. Extremely disturbing, the flashbacks/dream sequences kind of convoluted the flow a little in some parts but worked overall. Female actress does a great job at being hot and creepy.

 

Killing Them Softly : 7.5/10 Good stuff here and there but kind of too meandering in execution. Concept was sound in that it worked as a metaphor for the financial crisis but I agree with whoever said the amount of scenes with C-Span on was unrealistic and cheap. It seemed to have a bit of a No Country For Old Men vibe going on which would have worked better if the themes weren't overly cheapened by the political plugs. Perhaps only having Obama's speech at the end would have sufficed.

 

Rango : 8/10 First half was pretty funny and I dug the animation style compared to Pixars stuff of late. But I felt the second half lost a bit of its steam by becoming too predictable with conflict. I enjoyed the first half's more chaotic and spontaneous flow. Was refreshing to see for a modern kids film. Didn't feel as if they were just cut/copying plot devices on top of the style/context of the characters but that the characters were real wild animals living wild lives together in this absurd fantasy land kind of atmosphere.

 

Aladdin : 7/10 Nothing much to say other than it wasn't nearly as good as I remember as a kid (duh).

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strange scene of business man rubbing his face in mud/thom yorke as a war veteran/chickens being hoovered up and sprayed out again.......

 

Top marks for visuals, which yielded some nice screen captures. Although I found the constant - people like ants - time lapsing got weary after a while.

 

 

God Bless America

Turned off after around 30mins. Awful. Not sure who the film seemed to mock more; its perceived enemies, the "brainwashed conformist consumerists" or the "brainwashed self proclaiming victims of such a society" ie the two idiotic protaganists.

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anyone seen 'searching for sugar man'?

 

Holy fucking shit, didn't see that coming. What a truly incredible story, even if you totally ignore all the labored efforts of the filmmakers to manipulate the material. It's like they tried hard to ruin the story but the story and the man himself were just too damned awesome.

 

I am now a HUGE fan of his music, as is my wife. I immediately turned to the internets, sure that this story was bullshit or at least partly bullshit. It turns out it's almost entirely true. WTF.

 

Mind. Blown.

 

One of the best stories ever documented by a filmmaker. Unfortunately, the film itself was just...very good, but not quite great. We didn't need all the tracking shots of Sixto walking through fucking snow. JESUS CHRIST.

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Dark Blue : 9/10 Great cop movie with a lot of nice grey areas throughout. Kurt Russell does an excellent job as a drunk.

 

YES!!! Such an underrated film.

 

Audition : 9.5/10 The ending is probably one of the hardest scenes to watch in a film. Extremely disturbing, the flashbacks/dream sequences kind of convoluted the flow a little in some parts but worked overall. Female actress does a great job at being hot and creepy.

 

Yes. Miike never been better, before or since.

 

Rango : 8/10 First half was pretty funny and I dug the animation style compared to Pixars stuff of late. But I felt the second half lost a bit of its steam by becoming too predictable with conflict. I enjoyed the first half's more chaotic and spontaneous flow. Was refreshing to see for a modern kids film. Didn't feel as if they were just cut/copying plot devices on top of the style/context of the characters but that the characters were real wild animals living wild lives together in this absurd fantasy land kind of atmosphere.

 

Completely agree. It was 80% amazing, but the 2nd half of the film fell flat as Verbinski just resorted to his usual bag of tricks and spent far too many minutes on action and chase sequences. Really disappointing turn in what was otherwise a genius setup and premise. Still very much enjoyed it, but damn, could have been much better.

 

Aladdin : 7/10 Nothing much to say other than it wasn't nearly as good as I remember as a kid (duh).

 

Never seen it, not at all interested.

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You've never seen Aladdin? Well.. don't bother now lol.

 

End of Watch : 7/10 This had some nice suspenseful sequences and the camerawork did capture the hectic environment cops in those kind of districts deal with all the time. But the main story lacked something beyond just two cops who get along. There seemed to be hints at a broader theme dealing with the War on Drugs, but nothing came from it. (spoilers) Predictable that one of them died, which was fine as that probably had to happen, but how it went down seemed poorly executed. Unbelievable how they evaded all that machine fire and equally absurd how they managed to get away but couldnt find a place to lay low until backup arrived. It just seemed rushed. Too much time also spent on the marriage. Fine that they had the side story of romance and friendship bonding, but the whole relationship, pregnancy seemed rushed for manipulative purposes. More focus should have been put on the mystery surrounding the Cartel and some kind of climatic end that showcases how ruthless and endless the Cartels are with the revenue stream they get from drugs. Something grander was going on around them and that should have been investigated and looked at more seriously by the main characters.

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