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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The MTSURMT (Microblogging/Tweeting/Status Update/Random Musings Thread) on: April 20, 2018, 01:58:19 PM
No, I imagine that religious people anywhere in the world believe in the Bible's version of how the world came into existence rather than Darwin's. As for secular people, they do have to cling to something – once upon a time, it was LSD; today it's climate change. That's their religion. Seriously, look at their language. They talk about believers and deniers. They're a Godless religion  Evil
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2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The MTSURMT (Microblogging/Tweeting/Status Update/Random Musings Thread) on: April 20, 2018, 11:21:46 AM
You live in the only country in the world where climate change is still a debate.
Not at all. All well-informed Americans know that 1) Climate always changes; and 2) Anthropogenic climate change is entirely unproven. There is one debate, though: Are we properly prepared for the coming ice age? There is no agreement on this.
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The MTSURMT (Microblogging/Tweeting/Status Update/Random Musings Thread) on: April 18, 2018, 09:18:27 AM
Yeah, I hope the guy had other, better, undisclosed reasons for topping himself.
4  General Information / General Discussion / Re: AFI Top 100 on: April 18, 2018, 09:16:50 AM
Criterion has screwed up the colors on their Midnight Cowboy release (yeah, I know, they're not really responsible for the colors, but anyway): http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare6/midnight_cowboy_blu-ray.htm
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 18, 2018, 08:59:16 AM
Le dernier des six / The Last One of the Six (1941) - 7/10. A tontine is the occasion for several murders, but Superintendent Wens (Pierre Fresnay) is on the case. This very witty prequel to The Murderer Lives at 21 was not directed by Clouzot, he only wrote the screenplay adaptation. But once one has understood the plot, the only reason to return to the film is for the byplay between the characters. There are several hilarious exchanges.
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 17, 2018, 10:27:16 AM
Symphonie pour un massacre (1963) 8/10. Partners in a casino are also drug runners, and one of the group (Jean Rochefort) sees an opportunity to rob his friends and remain undetected. Things go according to plan . . . until they don't. Then exciting improvisations begin, but chance remains the great spoiler. This neatly plotted crime film would surely delight Tarantino. Charles Vanel has a role, and there is even a brief appearance by Jose Giovanni (who also helped write the screenplay's dialog). We have here yet another French classic unknown to that Phony Phrenchman, noodles_leone.
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 16, 2018, 10:33:57 AM
MoMA has a retro going this month called Kazuo Miyagawa: Japan's Greatest Cinematographer. The great thing about this approach is that it allows for showings of films not directed by the big names, pictures no one has ever heard of, let alone seen. I went to one this weekend with my new Japanese bride who kept telling me, "Those subtitles suck." (Yeah, baby, just watch the pretty pictures, wouldja?)

Nishijin no shimai / Sisters of Nishijin (1952) A woman's picture, but also a film about changing social conditions in Japan. A family tries to save a textile company even as the industry about them is dying. They don't make it. Directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura. Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo. With Kinuyo Tanaka, Yumiko Miyagino, Mitsuko Miura, Yuko Tsumura.
8  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 14, 2018, 04:35:42 PM
À nos amours ?/10
So i’m (finally) starting to get rid of my “should have watched them 10 years ago” list, that include some Pialat movies. For years, i had only seen one of his films (nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble), and I was probably 16. I’ve seen Loulou earlier this year.
Like Loulou, this one was quite boring while fascinating from time to time. The amateurish filmmaking and narration is exhausting but i’ve always liked Pialat’s art of the ellipse. The highlights of the movie are the scenes staring the filmmaker as Bonnaire’s father (despite the way he uses himself way too obviously to teach his audience big post 68 life lessons).
I give it a 7/10. Pialat's best is certainly nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble, but his Van Gogh film is very, very good, mostly because it avoids all the clichés.
9  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Noodles_Leone to NYC on: April 12, 2018, 03:25:11 PM
    • DJ: I'll try that Blanton's Gold. It currently costs 76€ a bottle in France so I'll settle for a glass first.
    Afro
    10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 12, 2018, 03:22:04 PM
    Secret Beyond The Door (1948) A woman's gothic noir, Joan Bennett in a partial flashback recounts right before she makes her wedding vows exactly how she got into the situation she's in. The title card is very Daliesque, and so are the images that accompany the opening voice over narration . . . There are numerous sequences with very stylistic images and others that also feel quite surreal.
    Stanley Cortez. Stanley Cortez! STANLEY CORTEZ!
    11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Noodles_Leone to NYC on: April 10, 2018, 01:11:16 PM
    I can see the legend on your tombstone now: "Got the fuck out of here."

    Woodford Reserve is indeed a good bourbon, one I'm willing to settle for if Blanton's is not on hand. If you ever get the chance to go abroad you can try Blanton's Gold, the same delicious bourbon available here but at a higher proof. There's also a Silver, but the Gold is the one to have. For some reason these are manufactured for export only. Another export-only item is Maker's Mark Mint Julep (with a green top), ready to sip right out of the bottle. Very refreshing on a summer's day.
    12  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: April 09, 2018, 06:46:18 PM
    Or unless you have an unerring sense for narrative balance.
    Tell that to Homer, you dickfor.
    13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: John Carpenter on: April 07, 2018, 02:01:03 PM
    One of the best to ever do it. It seems you already seen most of what needs to be seen from Carpenters filmography. I have a great appreciation for Assault on Precinct 13 just because of how he managed to get so much out of a small budget but also for that Ice Cream scene.
    Absolutely! You have said the Thing That Is True. Poor Kim Richards! Has me laughing my royal Irish ass off (and I ain't Irish) every time I see it.
    14  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: April 07, 2018, 01:57:36 PM
    Either way you want his cameo in that scene and that scene in the movie. Unless you're a dickfor.
    15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Goodfellas (1990) on: April 07, 2018, 09:24:02 AM
    Holy shit, n_l just knocked his post out of the park!  Afro
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