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« Reply #14250 on: November 02, 2014, 09:40:48 PM »

Only if you're a cretin.
can't argue that

I can't say scanner darkly as an intensely intricate plot or anything, but I genuinely feel that the rotoscope is what makes it more difficult to follow. definitely worth a second viewing,  I lost where it was going toward the end

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« Reply #14251 on: November 03, 2014, 03:52:22 AM »

The Yards (2000) Director: James Gray, Stars quite the cast, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway, Steve Lawrence,     Tony Musante, and  Tomas Milian, it sucked, I couldn't give a shit about any of the characters, I didn't even realize Musante and Milian were in it, will have to rewatch  fast forward through it again just to spot them. 5/10   

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« Reply #14252 on: November 03, 2014, 04:27:22 AM »

The Yards (2000) Director: James Gray, Stars quite the cast, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway, Steve Lawrence,     Tony Musante, and  Tomas Milian, it sucked, I couldn't give a shit about any of the characters, I didn't even realize Musante and Milian were in it, will have to rewatch  fast forward through it again just to spot them. 5/10   


You're a bit harsh (although your rating isn't) but I agree: Gray is a very talented director but many of his films, especially his earlier ones, are greatly overrated.

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« Reply #14253 on: November 03, 2014, 06:16:06 AM »

I can't say scanner darkly as an intensely intricate plot or anything, but I genuinely feel that the rotoscope is what makes it more difficult to follow. definitely worth a second viewing,  I lost where it was going toward the end
Well, OK, fair enough, it doesn't have a conventional ending, there's no standard resolution, the conflict isn't resolved and the fate of the hero is left in doubt. Maybe you felt you were missing something when in fact what you were looking for wasn't actually there.

I like the rotoscoping a lot. The film would be a lot less interesting without it.

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« Reply #14254 on: November 03, 2014, 08:36:37 PM »

Tape (2001) - 8/10
Excellently written and acted. Linklater's direction variates between amateur film-schoolish type stuff to really subtle, great work.

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« Reply #14255 on: November 05, 2014, 08:31:45 PM »

SubUrbia - 5/10
When Linklater makes movies that try to be thought provoking, they fail. Whiny "regular" teenagers trying to sound philosophical - seen it before, don't buy it.

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« Reply #14256 on: November 06, 2014, 01:36:42 AM »

Catching up with american comedy:

Napoleon Dynamite - 5.5/10
Some really funny moments but too "student film" for me. I'll probably never watch it again because the editor has no idea of what "pace" means, which is critical for a comedy... I'd still recommend it to some people.

Me, Myself and Irene - 6.5/10
Now that's an ugly looking movie. Where the hell went the 50 million dollars budget? 50% for Jim Carrey, 49% for the numerous pointless crane shots and 1% for the rest of the film?
Once again, a good comedy with no sense of pace, which still is a shame. Reaction shots typically last far too long, à la OSS 117. The surrealistic plot and the scenes of Carrey cleaning his ass aren't really my thing but I kept smiling during the whole thing and laughed more than a few times.

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« Reply #14257 on: November 06, 2014, 05:52:35 AM »

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) -  A woman (Delphine Seyrig) is standing in her kitchen. She lights a burner and places a pot on the element. Her doorbell rings. She takes off her smock and leaves the frame. In the foyer she greets her guest, takes his overcoat and scarf, hangs them up out of frame. She accompanies the man into a room at the end of the hall and closes the door. A jump cut shows the light has changed and that time has passed. The woman and man emerge from the room, return to the foyer. The woman (Delphine Seyrig) helps the man put on his coat and scarf. She turns on a light. The man gives the woman some money, mentions next week, departs. The woman turns off the light. She goes into the dining room and, in a ceramic tureen in the center of the table, places the money. She returns to the kitchen, turns off the gas, and takes the pot that has been heating off the stove. She pours the contents into a strainer in another pot. She returns the strained contents (potatoes?) to the first pot. She pours off the liquid in the second pot into the sink. She goes into her bedroom and opens the window. There is a white towel on top of the bedspread. She takes it and exits the frame. She reappears in the bathroom, deposits the towel in the hamper. She returns to the bedroom. There is a cut and suddenly we are back in the bathroom, the woman is naked, in the tub, sitting, washing herself with a shower mitt. She gets the back of her neck, scrubs her ears. We see the woman’s tits (Delphine Seyrig’s tits), and they are nice tits, but her underarm hair is coyly withheld from view. Another cut and she’s dressing. Another cut and she’s scrubbing the bathtub. Then she’s back in the kitchen, taking down a folded, vinyl tablecloth, and two cloth napkins in napkin rings. She opens a drawer and takes out utensils. There is a noise at the front door. The woman's son (Some Guy) has returned from school (high school? university?). The woman (Delphine Seyrig) goes into the foyer, turns on the light, and kisses the boy on each cheek. The boy takes his school bag and goes into the dining room, past the dinner table, into the livingroom area, turns on the light, sits and starts reading. The woman takes the folded table cloth into the dining room and places it on one half of the table. She sets two places for dinner. The woman (Delphine Seyrig) returns to the kitchen and ladles soup into two bowls. She brings the bowls into the dining room and places one at her son’s place at the head of the table and the other at the place beside him where she intends to sit. The boy comes and sits at his place and continues to read his book.  The woman tells him not to eat at the table. Obligingly, the boy turns his book over. The woman places 18-and-a-half spoonfuls of soup into her mouth (I counted). The soup finished, the woman takes the empty bowls back into the kitchen. On a plate she places 5 potatoes, then spoons on some meat in what appears to be a demi-glace sauce. On another plate she places two potatoes and meat and sauce. She returns to the dining room and gives her son the plate with five potatoes. After dinner the woman takes the plates away. As she leaves she mentions that she’s received a letter from her sister in Canada. She goes to her room and returns with her purse. From her purse she produces the letter, and reads it aloud. It is a compendium of banal observations. Afterwards she returns the letter to her bag, withdraws some chocolate, gives it to the boy. She begins clearing the table, but when she reaches for her son’s glass he grabs it and guzzles the liquid. He leaves frame but quickly returns with his school bag and begins piling the contents on the table. Too soon, it seems: his mother enters with a damp cloth wanting to wipe down the tablecloth. He lifts everything up as she wipes. The boy reads a passage from his schoolwork to his mother. The woman goes into the living room and turns on the radio. The son also goes into the living area. The woman collects her knitting and returns to the table. While she knits she listens to a performance of “Fur Elise.” Apparently she is knitting a sweater for her son. At one point she calls him over for a fitting. She puts her knitting away, then she and her son prepare to depart. They leave their apartment and walk down the hall to the lift. They descend in the lift. They walk outside their building and go out into the dark street. There is an ellipsis. The pair return, enter the building, ascend the lift, go into the apartment. In the living room mother and son rearrange furniture and configure the hide-a-bed: this is where the son sleeps. The son reads in bed. The woman sits at her bureau, in nighty and housecoat, and brushes her hair thirty-nine times (I counted). She goes into the living room to kiss her son goodnight. She speaks briefly about the boy’s dead father. When the son agrees it is time for lights out the woman (Delphine Seyrig) hits the switch. She goes into her bedroom and retires for the night. A title comes up stating that this is the end of the first day. The film has nearly three more hours to go.

1/10 or 10/10 (depending on which day I view it).

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« Reply #14258 on: November 06, 2014, 07:20:34 AM »

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

1/10 or 10/10 (depending on which day I view it).
I'm intrigued to see this because it's one of the reference films that Gus van Sant showed to Harris Savides when they were making van Sant's death trilogy (Gerry, Elephant, Last Days). Anything else from Akerman that you could recommend?

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« Reply #14259 on: November 06, 2014, 08:11:09 AM »

Hollywoodland- 3.5/5

Gives good insight about the George Reeve's Murder/Suicide case and leaves it open up for interpretation (Unlike The Black Dahlia which SOLVES the murder for you although it hasn't REALLY been solved (STOP MAKING FILMS DE PALMA) )

Watched this last night.

About what I'd give it, I remember the George Reeve Adventures of Superman (1952–1958) show, I also remember seeing an interview with Jack Larson who played Jimmy Olson and he was reminiscing about Reeves, the one thing I remember was Larson saying that Reeve's used a cigarette holder, didn't see that in the film.

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« Reply #14260 on: November 06, 2014, 09:12:10 AM »

Anything else from Akerman that you could recommend?
No, although News From Home sounds interesting, and I'd very much like to see her Proust adaptation.

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« Reply #14261 on: November 06, 2014, 01:02:18 PM »

Watched this last night.

About what I'd give it, I remember the George Reeve Adventures of Superman (1952–1958) show, I also remember seeing an interview with Jack Larson who played Jimmy Olson and he was reminiscing about Reeves, the one thing I remember was Larson saying that Reeve's used a cigarette holder, didn't see that in the film.

It's been a while since I seen it it and judging by the date of that shit review/rant (I was an angry little boy from the looks of it  Grin) I wrote, that was probably the last time I saw it.

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« Reply #14262 on: November 07, 2014, 10:54:33 PM »

Nightcrawler - 8.5/10
Now thats how you make a movie. One of the best of the year. From Gyllenhal's sociopathic Bickle/Bateman hybrid performance to Elswit's beautiful nighttime photography to the subtle direction, incredible screenplay and slowly built + mostly thrilling pace. A lot of filmmakers try and gomage the Goodfellas-style Scorsese, but this is like something he'd do in the 70's and 80's. It's heavy on the Taxi Driver with touches of King of Comedy, After Hours, and Bringing Out the Dead (well...that's 90's). Now DJ just dont yell at me for not giving it a 10

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« Reply #14263 on: November 08, 2014, 09:42:22 PM »

La Haine - 5/5

Still great

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« Reply #14264 on: November 08, 2014, 10:19:11 PM »

Touch of Evil - 8/10 - 2nd viewing.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri - 7/10 - Lots of mopey melodrama, but the battle scenes are fantastic.

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