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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:47:43 PM »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - 9/10. Martin McDonagh finally directs a real movie! Yay! This one has real characters, and you can tell they're real because they're capable of change. Frances McDormand is on her way to another Oscar nom. Woody Harrelson is beyond amazing; Sam Rockwell shows what he really can do. And all the secondary characters are so well cast it's frightening. This film uses flashbacks better than just about any film I can think of in the last decade-and-a-half. Some of the plotting is off, though: for example, a cop goes rogue and throws a citizen out a window and all he gets is the loss of his job. No criminal penalties? No civil penalties? There should have been something in the script to answer such questions. On the other hand, the several twists and reversals in the story work well. It all maybe goes a little long at the end, but I really enjoyed this piece.

Saw it again yesterday. I'm completely on board with DJ's review.

The french title is the worst, though: "Three Billboards : Les Panneaux de la Vengeance"
Literally: "Three Billboards: Revenge Billboards"

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Shoah (1985)
« on: July 10, 2018, 11:43:58 PM »
Shoah is available for free on Arte's apps for the summer (at least in France).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Shoah (1985)
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:01:12 AM »
At some point I will have to watch this thing.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017)
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
When I first watched the movie, the scene where Woodcock is measuring Alma for fitting made me think that it was this movie's version of a sex scene ...this was later confirmed to be true by PTA and his editor Dylan Tichenor.

Haha interesting.

As for as Phantom Thread, seen it 3 times now. Excellent but I don't love it as much as most PTA movies.

I put it with Punch Drunk Love: very low scale, but in many ways deeper and more sincere than his more ambitious work. I'm still a There Will Be Blood sucker though.

Also, Phantom Thread features at least one of the greatest kisses in the history. If not two.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017)
« on: July 08, 2018, 03:56:04 AM »
Saw the film again yesterday, it still sounds terriffic, it still looks terrific, it still is terrific. Probably the best dialogues in any PTA movie.

Shes getting fat sitting around waiting for you to fall in love with her again.
The tea is leaving, but the interruption is staying right here with me.
Dont pick a fight with me, you wont come out alive. Ill go right through and youll end up on the floor.
"There is an air of quiet death in this house and I don't like it."
"Kiss me my girl before I'm sick."

Film Locations / Re: Sad Hill Cementery
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:43:01 AM »
How to post pictures? It won't work through attachments. Suggestions?


Upload pictures on external websites (Flickr, for instance) and then get the URL of the image. You can then put the image here using the following code (but remove the spaces):

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:23:56 AM »
Typo fixed, thanks.

Ill try to see the 31 version. Hows the novel?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 05, 2018, 05:29:19 AM »
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941) - 9/10
Minus one for the missed opportunity to play around with San Francisco's architecture in a Noir. Vertigo still gets the high ground on that one.
What stroke me this time is the modernity of the dialogues. They could be written today exactly as is and still make for a classic that would inspire future generations of filmmakers.

General Discussion / Re: SALES! (B&N Criterion, etc.)
« on: July 02, 2018, 03:52:22 AM »
So thats where all this crowdfunding money is going.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:31:54 AM »
Radio Days (1987) - 10/10
It's pretty fucking dumb that this is not considered Woody Allen's best movie. And it's flat out ridiculous that its not considered one of the best movies ever made.

It isnt a 10 you liar but this one was always on my top 5 Woody list. Manhattan, Annie Hall, Radio Days, Everybody says I Love You and probably another one im forgetting right now [EDIT: Anna and her sisters] are indistinctively his best ones.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:27:53 AM »
Maybe his most powerful standalone film.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:20:45 AM »
Everything I read about that film hint at QT having found back the path to ambition, in a very killbillesque way. I'm very interested.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:18:24 AM »
Whats a good starting spot for Dolan? Just go with Mother?

I haven't seen Heartbeats or Tom At The Farm but I guess Mommy is a good starting spot, as is Laurence Anyways.

They're both quite similar and quite different at the same time. In the end Mommy is the most "social" film, English style, and if you like movies about struggling single mothers and crazy/stupid people (I'm talking to you, The Wrestler fan), you may like it a lot. Laurence Anyway is a love story with a transgender twist (it's trying very hard to be a movie about freaks vs boring, normal (ie oppressive) people but that's where it fails the hardest to me).

Don't start with I Killed My Mother if you aren't an academic (it only has value as a first film - and one great scene - as far as I can remember), don't start with Tom At The Farm (nobody likes it) and don't start with It's Only the End of the World (it's the only one he didn't write so it doesn't give you a good idea of what he's like).

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:13:33 AM »
I watched so far Les amours imaginaires and Tom la ferme, which were nice, but not as good as Laurence. Mommy and Juste la fin du monde are planned, but planned are also hundreds others, and I have no idea where to take the time from to watch them. And re-watch some Thousands I would like to re-watch.

I'm caught ...

Tom la Ferme was very criticized, even by people who usually stand by Xavier Dolan. At the time, many critics began to think he might be just a show off after all. He's now above that kind of suspicion, which is good. I's still  incredibly young and I bet his real work is ahead of him: I'm waiting for him to take the same turn as PTA took with Punch Drunk Love.

Also, of course, I totally envy him.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: SLWB Films
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:32:42 AM »
the first whore Ill get, Ill ask if I can call her Thibaut Oskian

;D ;D

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