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Re: Films

Postby rublev » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:05 pm

i've been watching the four seasons by rohmer

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found this review of winter by someone on imdb and loved it
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Re: Films

Postby SweetJavaBrown » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:09 pm

The two guys behind the Turn Down For What video are back with whatever this short film is.

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http://sploid.gizmodo.com/i-dont-know-what-the-hell-is-this-but-i-cant-stop-watch-1654454439/all
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Re: Films

Postby ramseames » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:43 pm

Only God forgives is neat. Initial reaction was negative but that's more on account of it not being what I thought it would be/was hoping it was.

Feel like it was a lot more than the sum of its parts

Freudian themes are interesting. Gets overtly literal at one point in a bad way but overall it was cool.
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Re: Films

Postby reedeeah » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:33 pm

@ramseames Still think the ending was the most satisfying part, mainly because

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Re: Films

Postby pips » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:09 am

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Saw Insterstellar last night. Wasn't really interested in this movie but bf is huge Nolan nut so I didnt have much choice. I went to see it without a lot of expectations—I didnt even watch the trailer beforehand. Now that I've given the movie a bit of time to stew in my head I'd say it's a so-so movie. Starts off weak and ends in a typical Hollywood ending where everything is resolved with a neat bow. There were some cheesy parts but that's par for the course from a Nolan film. The story unfolds in a nonlinear fashion (expected) and explores similar themes as his previous films (also expected). Dialogue was a bit clunky at times because the characters needed to explain the science stuff for the audience throughout the movie. All that blathering on about how love transcends space and time made me cringe in my seat. Soundtrack-wise Hans Zimmer's work never really connected with me and it's the same with this movie. There were several nods to 2001:ASO and I kind of expected Interstellar to be an a heavy handed homage of sorts to the former and towards the end I was ready for a similar ending but it didnt pan out that way, thankfully.

The best thing about this movie were the space sequences. It is the saving grace of this movie and I regret not seeing it in imax. Say what you will about how big budget movies about space exploration oftentimes tell a mediocre story but they do deliver on the visuals.
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Re: Films

Postby CleanThug » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:57 am

I had pretty high expectations for Interstellar being a huge Nolan fan and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I disagree that the beginning was weak but one thing that did really annoy me throughout the beginning was Murph's acting. Matthew mcconaughey completely carried the scenes with him and Murph as her acting was atrocious. The ending explanation was pretty weak

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re: love transcends time and space


But overall the movie was an incredible experience as a whole. If you like visually stunning movies see it, you won't be disappointed.

Plus the surprise cameo was pretty hilarious
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Re: Films

Postby hooplah » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:58 pm

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fury - damn, this was one of the most riveting and intense war movies i'd seen in a while, i'd say the most intense since saving private ryan. the battle scenes were more intense (third time using that word) than the normandy scene in spr, in my opinion. the way they showed the lights and had the whistling noises as the artillery flew by, just damn. interesting that the characters aren't all that likable, either. shia labeouf was pretty amazing, but then i have an everlasting love for him and his scruffy facial hair and beat up boots

gone girl - thoroughly enjoyed this movie, what a trip. fincher + trent reznor is an infallible combo, ben affleck was amazing and rosamund pike really blew me away. currently reading the book and really enjoying it as well.

interstellar - saw this last night. visually, fucking astounding. emotionally, very heavy--i cried multiple times. matthew mcconaughey is a mumbler... his performance was good but he drawls through 10000% of his lines. don't really care for anne hathaway so she was only a blip on my radar. some of the dialogue was cheesy as hell. went into the movie expecting something firmly rooted in science (after the myriad of articles that have come out about how nolan and crew consulted with leading scientists, etc etc) and then found the more sci-fi-y things a little harder to swallow because of that expectation of realism. definitely do not regret watching this movie, though. it was a trip, glad i saw it in theaters. it shit on gravity. the tension was also fucking palpable, hans zimmer's score was putting me on edge. i wish i had a firmer grasp of space and science though, i feel like i would've enjoyed the movie more if all the technical stuff didn't fly right over my head. the ending was meh, as everyone has said.

i did read an interesting little blurb about how people find nolan's work to be emotionally cold; that really resonated with me. inception was dazzling and challenging and fun, but it is true, it's not emotional at all, really. i didn't really care for cobb's plight. interstellar is much, much more emotional. i was heavily invested in the survival and well-being of matthew mcconaughey's character and his family.

big hero 6 - right after watching interstellar we decided to watch big hero 6 because both of us were in a deep, dark, introspective daze and we wanted something happy to snap us out of it. movie was awesome. very smart, very funny, and the robot dude thing (baymax) is the cutest fucking thing ever, i really want one. also it was cool to have asians starring in a movie. highly recommend.

oh and also like a month or two ago i watched galaxy quest for the first time. what the fuck. that movie is hilarious.
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Re: Films

Postby alby » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:06 pm

I think everyone is being extremely hard on Interstellar as a whole. I too hold Nolan to high expectations, but I feel bad that I do so. That said, I loved the movie. I loved everything about it. I ignored as many trailers as I could before this movie and I think it enhanced my experience through it. I was blown away by this movie. I can't believe how many times I actually cried through it. I also loved loved loved how often they brought relativity into the movie.

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When they come back from the water planet and the dude had lived 23 years, I choked up so hard.


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I also connected all the dots when Cooper was thrown into the black hole. It all hit me at once and I was super stoked that I came to it just before they explained it. I also really like how the explained everything that was going on compared to inception.


All in all, an incredible movie. I think everyone should see it. It didn't even feel like it was ~3 hours long.
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Re: Films

Postby Syeknom » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:05 pm

Godard's La Chinoise



Damning criticism/satire of the New Left and student radicals of the late '60s - we follow the studies and preparation of a group of young Maoist wannabe-revolutionaries as they make effort to distinguish themselves from the Communist organisations (seen as Marxist Revisionists) and bring about revolution through terrorism.

Extremely off-beat and bizarre in presentation (I was especially fond of the random and jarringly abrupt bursts of music that intrude frequently), the vivid colours are amazing and the camera extremely playful with its framing and motion. The whole production really feels like the end result of these teenagers' theatrics and naive zeal.

The use of communist and socialist artwork and paraphernalia (especially the Little Red Book) as decorative items, toys and visual gags are especially telling.

Extremely strong jumper inspo in this film too.

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Re: Films

Postby absurdmind » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:10 pm

i literally watched this last night, weird. i think the techniques are godard's "anti-cinema" an attempt to show the triviality of the constructs of modern culture. the roots of this are still very marxist which i thought was a funny and kind of ironic juxtaposition with the theme of the film
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Re: Films

Postby areo » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:11 am

Does anybody have an invite to Karagarga that they wouldn't mind sharing?

I'm trying to write about a film that I saw once in a gallery and now seems to be impossible to look at again. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Films

Postby Stingray Sam » Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:57 am

Just saw birdman and wow! I thought it was really really well done
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Re: Films

Postby === » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:21 pm

saw nightcrawler a couple days ago, i really enjoyed it. the ending wasn't great, but the rest of the movie was fantastic, and it was refreshing to watch a movie with an unlikeable main character. plus, it had casual tie, so bonus points for that.
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Re: Films

Postby oucho » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:10 pm

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what a CHARMING film
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Re: Films

Postby reedeeah » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Saw John Wick last night; had my sides splitting the whole time. I guess Keanu is just taking what he can get at this point because damn...shit was too funny I couldn't take him seriously in this. Cute puppy made it worth it though.
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Re: Films

Postby JtotheWhat » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:47 pm

I thought John Wick was pretty enjoyable to be honest. Yeah it was totally over the top and Keanu was...well, Keanu, but some of the scenes were really well done and the fighting was cool. Also kinda liked the comic book type 'assassins underworld' they created. Just good entertainment which is sometimes all I want my movies to be.

I actually really enjoyed Inter Stellar as well, the end was rushed and I didn't like how quickly and neatly everything came together and worked out..but other than that I quite liked the movie and thought that the score was perfect.
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Re: Films

Postby BobbyZamora » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:22 am

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Re: Films

Postby JewTurk » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:38 pm

I thought I had posted this before but apparently not.

*I Am Not A Hipster*

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Just a sillhouette
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And no idea who I am

-Canines' Dead End

Absolutely beautiful film that I'm sure a lot of people can resonate with. Actual musician (lead singer of Canines) deals with what creativity and art is in the face of tragedy on multiple levels. A lot of people didn't like Bogart's acting but I thought it was spot-on for what he was dealing with.

"so I blame the ones that I love
when I am no one to act as a judge
I know the bottle’s not best
but I’m just so starved for some kind of rest
from these lungs
and my tied tongue"

"I'm not claiming to be a great artist
I'm not claiming to make good art
I just do it because it makes me happy"

"I think I just remembered how fucking lonely I am"

^that line always gets me, I find myself playing this movie as background noise really often.

*Short Term 12*

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Same director, Dustin Daniel Cretton. This was much more commercially successful which made me really happy because I Am Not A Hipster was kind of a flop. My ex really identified with this film wrt cutting/depression.

Highly recommend.
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Re: Films

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Re: Films

Postby oucho » Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:46 pm

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the plot touched on lots of interesting ideas but didn't really thoroughly explore any of them, it was also visually less striking then I was expecting, I didn't realise how much it referenced 2001 (spinning shots??), overall a pretty fun cinema experience though
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Re: Films

Postby Thomnd » Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:42 pm

Interstellar:

"A post-apocalytic corn-farmer flies through a wormhole to find a new planet for Anne Hathaway to overact on"
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Re: Films

Postby CleanThug » Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:26 pm

Saw Birdman last night

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First off the cinematography was incredible, how it was made to look like one continuous shot. The score was good in the beginning and then when it came back in the end but I thought it got repetitive somewhere in the middle. Would have to see it again to be sure. Think I'm entering spoiler territory so don't open the spoiler if you haven't seen it yet.

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A couple things I thought were interesting:

-casting of Edward Norton, since Keaton kind of has Norton's role during Fight Club

-Birdman/Batman Riggan Thompson/Michael Keaton

-the very ambiguous ending was great, so much of the audience was waiting for more after the screen went black. I personally subscribe to the idea that the hospital room was heaven since everything just seemed too good to be true. I'd really have to see it again to be sure

-the idea of the tortured artist/ultimate sacrifice in regards to him shooting himself.


some fantastic performances in this. thought Norton was the best but Keaton was great as well as Emma Stone.Was very self-aware and funny also. Definitely go see it.
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Re: Films

Postby Ques » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:12 pm

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force majeure-- intimate yet aggressively angled shots give the viewer an uncomfortably close view into the marriage between two stereotypic swedes. closely examines gender roles in a marriage, as well as how children confront strife in their parents marriage. this, combined with hilariously uncomfortable dinner-table conversations and social situations left me writhing in my seat in the best of ways. highly recommended

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skeleton twins-- takes a lot of formulaic things -- bill hader's acting ability, stereotypical gay man in a mainstream US movie, moving to LA to become an actor -- and presents them in a way that's new and unexpected, managing to avoid over-done and painful caricatures. advertised as a comedy, but it's much darker in reality, and left me fairly introspective and depressed. i think i enjoyed it, but i'm still not sure
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Re: Films

Postby thephfactor » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:51 pm

Have any of you seen the documentary film "Marjo"? It's my favorite film of all time.
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Re: Films

Postby parastexis » Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:00 pm

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I've been looking forward to it all year and finally saw it yesterday. I'm not gonna pretend I understood it but it's a game changer
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Re: Films

Postby huhuslum » Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:00 pm

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The Devils directed by Ken Russell is amazing. (1971)

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Re: Films

Postby rublev » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:09 pm

i wanted to watch the truffaut / antoine doinel series again... so i am

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Re: Films

Postby rublev » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:08 am

@iliam no i think you're right, not as fun as stolen kisses but i watched that on xmas day!!!

just for u

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Re: Films

Postby aporea » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:27 pm

anyone get to see the babadook? wasn't as scary as i thought it would be but it was still pretty frightening and the acting was amazing.

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Re: Films

Postby JewTurk » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:01 pm

Beginners

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A graphic designer falls in love with a French actress shortly after his father dies.

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His father comes out as gay and begins to enjoy his life as a gay man, shortly after coming out he dies due to complications with his health/cancer.

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He meets this French woman at a party where she won't speak because of her laryngitis.

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He dresses as Freud at this party and takes his dog because his dog seems to only be comfortable around his owner.

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Super cute film, it's basically a series of flashbacks with some narration by the graphic designer in his attempts at love being inspired by his father's attempts.
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