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Post by Mothravka » September 7th, 2019, 6:29 am

It is featured as extra material on the Criterion Blu-ray/DVD of Close-Up (1990), so a fine print has already been available through them for almost 10 years now.

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Post by outdoorcats » September 7th, 2019, 1:29 pm

What?? How did I not know this? (and why didn't it get its own release?) :(

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 8th, 2019, 10:52 pm

No one mentioned Joker winning the Golden Lion? Thought some of you would be flipping your shit.

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Post by fori » September 8th, 2019, 11:17 pm

Ivan0716 wrote:
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No one mentioned Joker winning the Golden Lion? Thought some of you would be flipping your shit.
What!

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Post by shugs » September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.

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Post by sebby » September 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm

shugs wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.
Easy and fairly enjoyable watch and probably a good entry point despite its length.

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Post by maxwelldeux » September 9th, 2019, 5:57 pm

sebby wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 5:09 pm
shugs wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Has anyone watched The Story of Film: An Odyssey ? I'm trying to get into film history and theory and this looks like a promising starting point.
Easy and fairly enjoyable watch and probably a good entry point despite its length.
Agreed - I really enjoyed it. A nice and digestible introduction to film. I occasionally rewatch parts of it just to refresh my memory on certain things. I think I put the miniseries on my favorites list, actually.

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Post by shugs » September 10th, 2019, 2:29 pm

Thanks. I'll start watching it tonight. If you have any recommendations on films/docs/books about filmmaking, please let me know. :cheers:

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Post by Kublai Khan » September 12th, 2019, 2:16 am



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Post by Kublai Khan » September 12th, 2019, 2:19 am

shugs wrote:
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Thanks. I'll start watching it tonight. If you have any recommendations on films/docs/books about filmmaking, please let me know. :cheers:
Not about filmmaking, but Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a pretty fascinating documentary about how Los Angeles locations have been repurposed into a bunch of different movies.

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Post by brokenface » September 19th, 2019, 8:50 pm

Seems they might've finally caught the Memories of Murder murderer

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am

France picked Les Misérables over Portrait of a Lady on Fire for their Oscar submission, this is even more surprising than Brazil picking The Invisible Life... over Bacurau.

Whatever, just don't let Parasite win it.

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Post by St. Gloede » September 22nd, 2019, 3:40 pm

Ivan0716 wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am
France picked Les Misérables over Portrait of a Lady on Fire for their Oscar submission, this is even more surprising than Brazil picking The Invisible Life... over Bacurau.

Whatever, just don't let Parasite win it.
They showed Portrait of a Lady on Fire at a local film festival a few months ago. I was however working mandatory overtime (for the first time ever) and had to miss it ... Still pissed off about that. Can't wait for the proper release, and I'm still really excited. Not heard a single word about this "Les mis", but looks interesting.

(I'm entirely out of the loop on the two Brazilian films as well ..., and have not even seen Parasite, though at least I have it ready)

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » September 22nd, 2019, 10:36 pm

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/a.i.+rising/

Something that sounds just like Ex Machina, maybe to the level of being a mockbuster, yet stars Stoya, a porn star. I'm almost curious to see how that works.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » September 23rd, 2019, 1:27 pm

Just found out about it now, but the film Unplanned is online. I'm sure many of you will wanna see it.

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Post by Carmel1379 » September 23rd, 2019, 3:19 pm

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » September 24th, 2019, 4:07 pm

Midsommar is online.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 24th, 2019, 4:23 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
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Midsommar is online.
Saw it in the theater; I didn't love it but I did prefer it to Hereditary (same director).
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Post by Ivan0716 » September 24th, 2019, 5:27 pm

I'm the biggest Florence Pugh fanboy and I hated Midsommar. I did wonder about the director's cut, but not sure if I really want to see a 3h cut of a film that I hated.

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 24th, 2019, 5:34 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 3:40 pm
Ivan0716 wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 5:56 am
France picked Les Misérables over Portrait of a Lady on Fire for their Oscar submission, this is even more surprising than Brazil picking The Invisible Life... over Bacurau.

Whatever, just don't let Parasite win it.
They showed Portrait of a Lady on Fire at a local film festival a few months ago. I was however working mandatory overtime (for the first time ever) and had to miss it ... Still pissed off about that. Can't wait for the proper release, and I'm still really excited. Not heard a single word about this "Les mis", but looks interesting.

(I'm entirely out of the loop on the two Brazilian films as well ..., and have not even seen Parasite, though at least I have it ready)
I'm looking forward to all of those films(will be seeing Portrait and Invisible Life in two weeks), I just thought Portrait and Bacurau will have enough hype around them to launch them straight into the final 5 if they had been submitted.

Without spoiling anything, Parasite is very "Bong Joon-ho", for some that might be a good thing, but for me it's not.

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Post by mightysparks » September 25th, 2019, 12:14 am

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Midsommar is online.
Its last day at the cinema here was going to be tonight and I was still trying to make up my mind to go.. guess that settles it :P
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Post by beavis » September 26th, 2019, 7:53 am

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Post by Mothravka » September 26th, 2019, 8:05 am

Long Day's Journey into Night (2018) is so good. Less than two months now before the Blu-ray is released!

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Post by Perception de Ambiguity » September 27th, 2019, 12:13 am

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Post by fori » September 27th, 2019, 12:37 am

I didn’t enjoy Long Day’s Journey as much as others seemed to, I found it to be inauthentic and cringeworthy, though the look of the film was very impressive. But I did love Jinpa, it’s been amazing to see the growth in scale of Pema Tseden movies.

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Post by Pretentious Hipster » September 27th, 2019, 1:20 pm

Anyone else following the Joker controversy? The thing about this is that even though I love Joaquin Pheonix's performances, I didn't wanna see this because it's comic book fluff, and the director's work is fratboy garbage. All of this controversy now makes me wanna see it to see what all the fuss is about.

I am a bit turned off by this because the film didn't even come out yet, yet there's so many preconceived notions. We don't even know how the directing and writing handles the character, which may be done well. Of course, with a fratboy making it, it could be done horribly. I also think he's an idiot for comparing this to John Wick because even without seeing this you could tell that John Wick is a completely different film.

Still, this is bringing the whole artistic mediums makes people violent argument again which has been refuted again and again, especially with video games. I mean hell, Trump literally said this opinion like what, 2 months ago? Do you really wanna share an opinion with Trump? I won't go into detail, but it was like the one user here who shared an opinion with Rick Santorum.

I decided to do something else as research. What are the incels actually saying about this? So for the first time in a few years I went on their sites. Some are mad because you see him kissing a woman in the trailer, so by definition he is not an incel. However, they still wanna see it, and apparently one of the main reasons is to spite the people who are fighting against the film.

I did read that some people say a shooting might happen. If it does, it will be completely illogical, simply by the fact that the incels wanna see it, and the people they hate are boycotting the film. They'll be shooting their own kind instead of the people they blame their problems for. If a shooting does happen in that case then it'll be a very idiotic one (but all are also stupid and simple proof that that country needs gun control).

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Post by blocho » September 27th, 2019, 2:34 pm

I hadn't heard about any of the controversies.

I'm more interested in why the makeup people decided to make Joaquin Phoenix look exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father.

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Post by Dolwphin » September 27th, 2019, 8:47 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Anyone else following the Joker controversy? The thing about this is that even though I love Joaquin Pheonix's performances, I didn't wanna see this because it's comic book fluff, and the director's work is fratboy garbage. All of this controversy now makes me wanna see it to see what all the fuss is about.

I am a bit turned off by this because the film didn't even come out yet, yet there's so many preconceived notions. We don't even know how the directing and writing handles the character, which may be done well. Of course, with a fratboy making it, it could be done horribly. I also think he's an idiot for comparing this to John Wick because even without seeing this you could tell that John Wick is a completely different film.

Still, this is bringing the whole artistic mediums makes people violent argument again which has been refuted again and again, especially with video games. I mean hell, Trump literally said this opinion like what, 2 months ago? Do you really wanna share an opinion with Trump? I won't go into detail, but it was like the one user here who shared an opinion with Rick Santorum.

I decided to do something else as research. What are the incels actually saying about this? So for the first time in a few years I went on their sites. Some are mad because you see him kissing a woman in the trailer, so by definition he is not an incel. However, they still wanna see it, and apparently one of the main reasons is to spite the people who are fighting against the film.

I did read that some people say a shooting might happen. If it does, it will be completely illogical, simply by the fact that the incels wanna see it, and the people they hate are boycotting the film. They'll be shooting their own kind instead of the people they blame their problems for. If a shooting does happen in that case then it'll be a very idiotic one (but all are also stupid and simple proof that that country needs gun control).
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Post by sebby » September 27th, 2019, 9:07 pm

I'll watch it bc I love JP and the film looks to be essentially aping Taxi Driver and King of Comedy. If fratboy stays true to mimicry rather than putting his own poopy touch on the film, it could be very good.


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Post by fori » September 28th, 2019, 11:30 am

Remember Thorkell? Used to be a fairly active commenter on icm. Read his last two reviews on letterboxd. One is a 0.5 star review of Sorry to Bother You, the other is 5 stars for The Red Pill. Blargh...

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Post by sebby » September 28th, 2019, 9:15 pm

fori wrote:
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Remember Thorkell? Used to be a fairly active commenter on icm. Read his last two reviews on letterboxd. One is a 0.5 star review of Sorry to Bother You, the other is 5 stars for The Red Pill. Blargh...
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Post by mightysparks » September 30th, 2019, 6:35 am

The covers of the last 3 films I watched go together well; featuring the colour blue, wistful blonde women and people becoming pixels...

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Post by joachimt » September 30th, 2019, 7:45 pm

I cancelled our Netflix-subscription today and opened a Disney+ subscription.
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Post by brokenface » September 30th, 2019, 9:07 pm

joachimt wrote:
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I cancelled our Netflix-subscription today and opened a Disney+ subscription.
Because of your renowned love of animation?

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Post by Cippenham » October 1st, 2019, 4:13 am

brokenface wrote:
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I cancelled our Netflix-subscription today and opened a Disney+ subscription.
Because of your renowned love of animation?
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Post by joachimt » October 1st, 2019, 1:47 pm

brokenface wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 9:07 pm
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I cancelled our Netflix-subscription today and opened a Disney+ subscription.
Because of your renowned love of animation?
Haha, I admit there's not a lot I want to see, but it had more I expected though. It has some live action movies as well (well, live action with lots of CGI). Some old stuff, some new blockbusters. I watchlisted stuff like Black Panther, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, Mary Poppins Returns, Cinderella (2015), Maleficent, Into the Woods, .........
But also some older movies: Willow (1987), Splash (1984), Remember the Titans (2000), Jack (1996), ......... Not done yet with going through everything. I'll do some crossreferencing tomorrow after exporting the list of available movies from MovieMeter.

So yeah, it's not like I really needed Disney+, but my wife was a bit done with Netflix, so she could use something new. My kids were also happy with this, because now they can see Inside Out, Coco, Zootopia, etc...... (again). So I expected my kids will be pleased with this for quite a long time.
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