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Thinking of watching a Ralph Bakshi triple feature this weekend.
you're weekend is about to get a whole lot cooler


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This movie is full of amazing hidden visual gags. Really like it.

Groundhog Day is great Mulholland Drive is great The Thing is great Inception is garbage  

Mon Oncle (1958)

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Good Time (2017) - I assume most of you have seen it considering Oneohtrix Point Never did the soundtrack but it's good if you haven't already seen it.

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On 4/6/2021 at 9:33 PM, tbf said:

back to Satoshi Kon real quick. this should be enough to get most into checking out his work



Paranoia Agent as well


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Possessor (2020)
Possessor (2020)
"Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people's bodies - ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients."
Pretty good mindfuck by Cronenberg Junior.
I recommend giving it a watch if you like Psy, Sci-Fi, or Cronenberg.

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this was great, although i wish the guest narrators weren't almost all in the music biz. 

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

awesome as always, Terry Gilliam

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Ghost in the Shell (1995) (the anime movie)
A cyborg policewoman and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master."

One of my all time favorite anime movies. I love it.
I always forget that the Story actually has some quite complex elements you can easily miss.
Also has some quite interesting ideas about artificial life, memory, evolution and the meaning of being alive.
Might not be suitable for young children: contains some nudity.
Has some great music. OST by Kenji Kawai.
Also has some great atmospheric images of the city, a bit like Blade Runner:

Some stills:Ghost in the Shell (1995)gits-large-1050x438.jpgghost+in+the+shell+1.JPGfilm-review-ghost-in-the-shell-1995.jpgmaxresdefault.jpg
Going to watch the anime series and the other 2 anime movies again too.

"And where does the newborn go from here? The net is vast and infinite."

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Color Out of Space (2019)
Color Out of Space (2019)
"A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world."
Lovecraftian horror. With Nicolas Cage. Some parts are kind of ok, I dunno.
I like the idea of incomprehensible horrifying things, but it seems near impossible to translate Lovecraftian horror to film.
Maybe imagination itself is the greatest creator of fear. Showing something greatly strips its scariness.
Is that why we're afraid of the dark, the unknown?
If you're into this genre I'd recommend In the Mouth of Madness (1994) by John Carpenter and Michael De Luca, with Sam Neill.

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On 4/19/2021 at 11:00 PM, Nebraska said:


this was great, although i wish the guest narrators weren't almost all in the music biz. 

For a second, I thought that was Sai Baba

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I watched the first half of Sátántangó and I'm extremely frustrated from it.  The first couple of hours were so promising.  I wish the same film could have been made by someone with an artistic vision.  Instead it was just a waste of a great concept (and music).

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The Oak Room

RJ Mitte is not just cute and cuddly

3 RJ Mittes out of 10 RJ Mittes

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

i'm not sure what to say about this film. i think one's ability to enjoy it depends on how you discover it, and it just happens that i recently watched a compilation of short films called Cinema 16 and Andersson's film stood out amongst the others.

it seems a lot of people have trouble with the pacing, the use of still shots and the general lack of substance. i feel lucky to have some pre-warning about this (and i usually go into a film with as little info as possible) and i was ready to stop watching if things got too boring.

basically you have a very talented, accomplished director setting up a scene about a couple of minutes in length, then setting up another one, and another one, and placing them all together in a sequence. the scenes don't make much sense, and they are also very mundane such that they don't benefit from surrealism. if you watch the whole thing, there are a few highlights in there which are worth seeing (no spoilers) and i guess it's up to you if you want to spend 1hr 40m getting to them.

tbh i find it frustrating that Andersson uses his talents to this effect - the short film World of Glory takes the same techniques (still shots, slow pacing etc) and uses them to create a very powerful, bleak, disturbing atmosphere. whereas A Pigeon has hardly any atmosphere - whatever feeling it creates is frittered away between scenes, and any that remains is lost to the background music which is deliberately light and airy.

it's one of the only films i've ever watched where the director's story of making the film is more crucial to the experience than the story which is in the film. if you watch it, be sure to watch some trailers and things.

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this is a really beautiful piece of filmmaking. i went in with absolutely no knowledge of what i was getting into and immediately put through a serious rollercoaster. 

highly recommended

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Tenet (2020)Tenet (2020) by Nolan.
"Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time."
To put it mildly: I didn't like this movie.
More honestly: A golden diarrhea shower.
I wish I could go back in time and tell myself not to watch it.
Or does that create a paradox? Or not? Because entropy?
Anyway: A totally ridiculous chaotic tedious pretentious plot coated in a thick layer of pretty visuals, crazy action and heavy audio.

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Battle Royale (2000)
Battle Royale (2000) (BR) (Batoru Rowaiaru)
"In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary Battle Royale act."
A cult classic. Cheesy and bad acting, but somehow it's still a little bit of a guilty pleasure.
Seems like this Japanese movie / book inspired the The Hunger Games and the whole Battle Royale video game genre quite a bit.

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The Invisible Guest (2016) (Contratiempo)
The Invisible Guest (2016) (Contratiempo) A Spanish Drama-Thriller.
"A successful entrepreneur accused of murder and a witness preparation expert have less than three hours to come up with an impregnable defense."
This one caught me off guard. I really liked this movie.
Slow build-up, great narrative, good acting, good cinematography, detailed, captivating, smart, snaking.
I can recommend giving this a watch for sure.

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