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didn't enjoy this. not sure what the director was going for - perhaps "everyone associates the balkans as a place where dodgy guys are involved in nefarious activities such as making snuff films and human trafficking" or maybe "the split of yogoslavia was basically the raping of a people similar to rape porn"? whatever the case, the film just wasn't well done- just constant jerking off (literarly the main guy is always wanking) or making a porn. then whatever happens at the end. then obvious finale scene that you can see a mile away. 

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this was a billion times better- so good in fact they released an edited cut with all the naughty bits removed. it has a made-for-television feel (especially from the opening scene- a trailer for the advertising firm owned by the protagonists father) to the "romance" story betwix the chauffeur and his boss. 

it's very playful and theatrical- with lots of people coming in and out; and how hot was lesllie bovee?

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holy shit- this was fucking AMAZING. best film of 2019 for me

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holy shit- this was fucking AMAZING. best film of 1926 or me

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magic mike - holds up, excellent for what is basically a meditation on the costal south, with tampa being its molten, shitty core. running every scene not in the club through a disgusting mustard filter works in this respect. channing is excellent as a "smart" bro, mcconaughey and mangiello also great. the love interest... has fetal alcohol syndrome?? anyway she's weird and almost doesn't know how to speak let alone act. doesn't really matter however. i also forgot this movie starts with a topless, pre-face work olivia munn. no complaints there, good lord she was hot before she had to become a beard for aaron rogers

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A Page of Madness rules

I went kinda nuts this weekend with the Criterion 50% off sale at Barnes and Noble. Upgraded a lot of my personal favorites. 

With that, gave a re-watch to Jeanne Dielman over the weekend. This may be the most technically perfect film I've ever seen. Between framing, pacing,  brilliant use of ellipsis, Delphine Seyrig.

Spoiler

After seeing it the first time, I watched an interview with Akerman who explained that Dielman really starts to unravel because she has her first orgasm on the 2nd day. At the time this was quite a surprise to me. Upon 2nd viewing it made a bit more sense. After watching again last weekend, now it's painfully obvious and I was quite obtuse for not noticing.

With as much feminist theory as a straight white male can muster, the film is an amazing vision of someone who's humanity has been totally robbed of them to the point where she no longer feels comfortable in her routine of robotic service to her son (and clients), and esp. not when alien and formative human emotions/experiences come into play (arguably a sexual awakening).

I'll stop now but this is def. one of the greatest films I've ever seen, if not the greatest.

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Terminator Dark Fate - first, yes it's a big dumb action movie like the F&F franchise, but as a child of the 80s, still holds a nostalgic place in my heart.  This is a sequel to T2, so the last 3 movies are best forgotten.  Linda Hamilton is the reason to go see this, the FX are loud and visually overwhelming at times, but she holds it together.  Maybe the best acting she's done, the pain and weight on her face comes across as sincere, as well as her reaction to several game changing revelations.  Ahnold is Ahnold, old grey and still buff, but just as bad as ever at delivering dialogue, and some ludicrous character development on his part.  The cultural symbolism was clever, but not shoved down your throat like Battlestar Galactica was.  It was interesting to see, but flew way over the heads of the kids we took to see it.  Gabriel Luna is pretty relentless, shame Ghost Rider got canceled before even filming.  It looks to be a theatrical bomb, losing maybe hundreds of millions of $$$, so might be the last Terminator for a while, or ever.  Maybe they'll try a TV series again, mebbe not.

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On 10/9/2019 at 9:05 AM, Nebraska said:

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saw a couple of people yapping about how this was some kind of "underrated film" so i decided to check it out. it's basically a competently made b-movie without the sense of humor

i also love how in these kind of films (mainly mainstream)- whatever it is that everyone is trying to get away from has this maniacal need to kill them. not even for food.

four large man-maulers / ten

https://www.darkhorizons.com/tarantino-says-crawl-is-his-2019-fave/

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13 minutes ago, Rubin Farr said:

Terminator Dark Fate - first, yes it's a big dumb action movie like the F&F franchise, but as a child of the 80s, still holds a nostalgic place in my heart.  This is a sequel to T2, so the last 3 movies are best forgotten.  Linda Hamilton is the reason to go see this, the FX are loud and visually overwhelming at times, but she holds it together.  Maybe the best acting she's done, the pain and weight on her face comes across as sincere, as well as her reaction to several game changing revelations.  Ahnold is Ahnold, old grey and still buff, but just as bad as ever at delivering dialogue, and some ludicrous character development on his part.  The cultural symbolism was clever, but not shoved down your throat like Battlestar Galactica was.  It was interesting to see, but flew way over the heads of the kids we took to see it.  Gabriel Luna is pretty relentless, shame Ghost Rider got canceled before even filming.  It looks to be a theatrical bomb, losing maybe hundreds of millions of $$$, so might be the last Terminator for a while, or ever.  Maybe they'll try a TV series again, mebbe not.

I saw the trailers and could only think that Linda Hamilton should have taken her own advice with the SPF 1 Million joke...

*ducks tomatoes*

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Anybody not wearing two million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day, get it?!

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Lagerfeld's back.

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Don’t be fooled by the “Hulu Original” tag, because this is actually pretty good (and apparently it was only bought by Hulu after production wrapped and it started getting buzz on the festival circuit). Follow-up to Under The Shadow by director Babak Anvari, very understated and unsettling psychological horror. Solid performances and some very memorable imagery sells some occasional weak script moments. Hulu in the US, Netflix most everywhere else IIRC. 

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bugsy malone, i love this film. good way to trick art-hating youths into watching a musical. also the only film where jodie foster doesn’t make me feel nauseous. this n the sopranos are the best organised crime related media there ever wuz. tomorrow never comes...

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15 hours ago, Slacker said:

bugsy malone, i love this film. good way to trick art-hating youths into watching a musical. also the only film where jodie foster doesn’t make me feel nauseous. this n the sopranos are the best organised crime related media there ever wuz. tomorrow never comes...

The guy who played Fat Sam is in prison for bribery and money laundering:

https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/john-cassisi-bugsy-malone-fat-sam-bribery/

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Midsommar

 

Sweden has issues

 

 

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1 hour ago, marf said:

Midsommar

 

Sweden has issues

 

 

Aka The Blond as Other

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33 minutes ago, cwmbrancity said:

Aka The Blond as Other

Yeah, there were some interesting things, but the idea of Swedish people being scary is just too much. Their fanatical craziness felt very American, no matter how many goofy "foreign" customs they threw in. 

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This movie was great. With every movie he makes, Adam Driver reminds me that he is one of the best actors in the game right now. ScarJo is great too but Driver really kills it. The rest of the cast is incredible, as well. Pretty much everything is great about this movie. Highly recommended. 

 

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the actors are British funnily enough. i liked it, I'm American and afraid of other culture and deferences

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On 3/9/2019 at 3:32 PM, Squee said:

Every American who watches Captain Marvel should watch Border/Gräns immediately after.

 

Now that’s a fucking movie.

You're right, Gräns was way better.

God bless America

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Waiting for a train, need to kill time.

Watched a few movies lately because I’ve been jet setting around the world (or strapped into a seat, dribbling, drooling and snoring like a incapacitated goblin)

So here goes!

Rear Window (6/10) enjoyable to watch.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (5/10) hmmm ? no fucking story whatsoever, not sure what the actual point of this movie was? Weird. There were some cool parts in it but almost 3 hours is a fucking joke.

Godzilla (the latest one) fell asleep through 90% of it. Which was probably a stroke of luck.

Lost in Translation (8/10) second time I’ve seen it. Pretty great for all the reasons why people who love it, say they love it (I cant be arsed to)

El Camino (8/10) actually might rewatch it again this weekend which isn’t something I usually do (rewatch films twice in a week)

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, beer badger said:

Lost in Translation (8/10) second time I’ve seen it. Pretty great for all the reasons why people who love it, say they love it (I cant be arsed to)

I was thinking of that film in traffic the other day, need to re-watch it. Soundtrack was my intro to shoegaze/dream pop. I've changed a lot since I've first seen it back in late high school.

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9 minutes ago, beer badger said:

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (5/10) hmmm ? no fucking story whatsoever, not sure what the actual point of this movie was? Weird. There were some cool parts in it but almost 3 hours is a fucking joke.

whoops

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1 hour ago, whosebrian said:

You're right, Gräns was way better.

God bless America

Gräns was fantastic.

Trying really hard to think of the last American movie I saw that was decent.

(nothing against American entertainment as such, mind you, but movies ... not really an American strong point).

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