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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 10th, 2019, 8:46 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 8:41 pm
XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 8:24 pm
https://mubi.com/filmstudent

Any film students here might as well take advantage of this.
Is it restricted to certain universities, or do you just have to have a .edu email address?
I don't know if they verify anything later, but I just signed up and can watch movies.

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Post by funkybusiness » May 10th, 2019, 11:31 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 8:14 pm
New Hong Sang-soo film is online. His film Hotel by the River. No English subs though :(
aaaand subtitles are available.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 11th, 2019, 2:22 am

funkybusiness wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 11:31 pm
XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 8:14 pm
New Hong Sang-soo film is online. His film Hotel by the River. No English subs though :(
aaaand subtitles are available.
It ruled. It also explored uncharted territory. Someone actually vaped in a Hong Sang-soo film.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 11th, 2019, 3:55 am

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
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I would actually love to see a Kazakhstan porno. That sounds fascinating :blink:
I can't quite conjure up a 1987 Kazakh porno, but what about a 1988 Kazakh drug movie?

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Post by RBG » May 11th, 2019, 1:23 pm

how is la folie almayer in zero lists
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 11th, 2019, 1:32 pm

RBG wrote:
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how is la folie almayer in zero lists
It's as good as her other work? Nice, I'll check it out soon.

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Post by RBG » May 11th, 2019, 1:38 pm

it's absolutely gorgeous and i adored it. the way she filmed in the jungle is really next level. i want to make a gif



only twitter will accept a gif of this size :wub: anyway yeah check it out. death to the colonisers! :circle:
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Post by RBG » May 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm

plot of the next coen brothers movie :lol:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/jame ... -extortion
The leader of a right-wing militia known as the Stevens County Assembly will soon travel from West Virginia to Washington State — in law enforcement custody, accused of posing as a member of a Mexican drug cartel and extorting his fellow militiamen....

authorities allege Bolton extorted fellow Stevens County Assembly members using written threats. According to court documents, beginning in late February several militia members found identical letters near their homes threatening physical harm and demanding sums ranging from $10,000 to $250,000.

“The author of the letters claimed to be an organization from outside of the United States and insinuated that it was likely from [a] Mexican cartel,” Detective Travis Frizzell observed later.

The threatening letters were signed by “Alessio Don De Grande” — Bolton’s alleged pseudonym of choice.
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Post by Knaldskalle » May 12th, 2019, 2:08 am

RBG wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm
plot of the next coen brothers movie :lol:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/jame ... -extortion
The leader of a right-wing militia known as the Stevens County Assembly will soon travel from West Virginia to Washington State — in law enforcement custody, accused of posing as a member of a Mexican drug cartel and extorting his fellow militiamen....

authorities allege Bolton extorted fellow Stevens County Assembly members using written threats. According to court documents, beginning in late February several militia members found identical letters near their homes threatening physical harm and demanding sums ranging from $10,000 to $250,000.

“The author of the letters claimed to be an organization from outside of the United States and insinuated that it was likely from [a] Mexican cartel,” Detective Travis Frizzell observed later.

The threatening letters were signed by “Alessio Don De Grande” — Bolton’s alleged pseudonym of choice.
and much more! tehe
Wow. Turns out right-wing kooks are kooks.
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » May 12th, 2019, 3:56 pm

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 12th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Don't ask how or why I found this film, but check out the recommendations... :lol:

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Post by Cocoa » May 13th, 2019, 3:37 am

I recognize the title because Boris Karloff is in it :shrug: I haven't watched it though.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 13th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Bros I'm halfway through The Civil War and this is seriously the most boring shit ever. Talk about in one ear out the other too. The DtC has its flaws.

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 13th, 2019, 1:34 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Bros I'm halfway through The Civil War and this is seriously the most boring shit ever. Talk about in one ear out the other too. The DtC has its flaws.
At least you know you're halfway through. The ones who fought didn't have that luxury.
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Post by fori » May 13th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Calling something “boring” contributes literally nothing to critical discussion. Also I’ve just realised that Doubling the Canon should not be an official list.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm

Well if you see something that feels like a university lecture about a topic that you have absolutely no interest in it's not exactly fun.

It's impressive in scope but not through a filmmaking perspective. It feels like the standard doc with photos and a few talking heads.

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Post by fori » May 13th, 2019, 1:53 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm
It's impressive in scope but not through a filmmaking perspective.
Hoop Dreams?

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 13th, 2019, 1:55 pm

fori wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:53 pm
XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm
It's impressive in scope but not through a filmmaking perspective.
Hoop Dreams?
Made up for it by the "characters". The editing was also fantastic as it manages to fit so much into only 3 hours. It also felt like a drama film.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 13th, 2019, 1:58 pm

fori wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Also I’ve just realised that Doubling the Canon should not be an official list.
Honestly I kind of agree with this. It's easily one of my fav lists but it kind of feels like a circle jerk to try to get stuff to be official checks. Which I'm definitely guilty of. Especially me.

Either way my next goal is to finish the list.

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Post by fori » May 13th, 2019, 1:58 pm

There are plenty of factors that render The Civil War far more than just a “standard doc with photos and a few talking heads”. I’m not really interested in debating this though.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 13th, 2019, 2:05 pm

I saw it when it was first on and was definitely impressed then, and I suspect much of the admiration many have for it stems from it's relatively novel style - at least for an American series - at the time; might be old hat today but 30 years ago TV critics went into orgies over it and I seem to remember it showing up on some year-end film critics' lists as well, something that was quite rare for TV at the time. I don't know if I'd be as impressed today, and I haven't seen any of Ken Burns' later work - watching long TV docs, even on subjects that interest me, simply hasn't ever been a priority, and I probably only watched that one because I had an interest in the subject and my mother and her family had always been deeply interested in it.

I tend to agree about DTC but I really like the process and the end list itself so I certainly wouldn't vote for it's removal if that were an option - and there are dozens of worse lists, and many that are as problematic in their origins, that I would wipe out first if I were Emperor of Lististan.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 13th, 2019, 2:06 pm

I know I'm in the minority for this. Ken Burns has a decent following and, well, it is on DtC too. It just seems like he doesn't make it in a way that is interesting for those who have no interest in the subject. There is also a bias on my end as I can't stand the type of standard docs like this.

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » May 13th, 2019, 3:33 pm

NEWSFLASH! BREAKING NEWS! JUST IN!

After a decade long metaresearch among many users and many list and comparing all excisting previous research done on this subject, researchers have come to the following groundbreaking discovery: Not everyone likes every movie on a list including DTC, <400 or other obscure movies lists. They also discovered that completists who have to see every movie on a list suffer more from this fact than any other users.

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Post by OldAle1 » May 13th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 3:33 pm
NEWSFLASH! BREAKING NEWS! JUST IN!

After a decade long metaresearch among many users and many list and comparing all excisting previous research done on this subject, researchers have come to the following groundbreaking discovery: Not everyone likes every movie on a list including DTC, <400 or other obscure movies lists.
Sadly true but I believe this could be corrected. First, we need to poll the userbase to determine what the major problems with the lists are. Then we create a list - "Top 1000 Problems With the Lists on icheckmovies". Then we all check those problems that we agree with, and after a suitable amount of time for data collection, say 2 years or so, we sort that list and start fixing the problems starting with #1 and working our way down to 1000. Then a suitable time is allowed for beta-testing the new list-fixing mechanism before we make it public and actually put the changes into effect for the whole userbase. I figure we should be able to present a perfect integrated solution that will please absolutely everyone in no more than 7-10 years, 12 tops.

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Post by RBG » May 13th, 2019, 3:52 pm

:lol: listzomania

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Post by RBG » May 13th, 2019, 3:57 pm

also saw civil war when it was released, seemed impressive at the time, no desire to rewatch
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

I don't know if I'd call The Civil War boring, but it did get tiresome. Which is fair enough given the subject but I think with that kind of runtime it helps if you either know nothing about the subject or have a deep interest in it. If you have a general sense of what happened the level of detail in the doc gets to feel repetitive and while I think Burns did some good things to try to keep it dynamic and engaging there's still a base level assumption of interest from the viewer.

The way we (Especially we here) watch movies in 2019 is also deeply detatched from how people watched a mini-series on TV in 1990 or even on video in 2002.

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Post by maxwelldeux » May 13th, 2019, 6:23 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Well if you see something that feels like a university lecture about a topic that you have absolutely no interest in it's not exactly fun.

It's impressive in scope but not through a filmmaking perspective. It feels like the standard doc with photos and a few talking heads.
I haven't seen it, but you're actually increasing my interest in it - a university lecture on the Civil War? Hot damn! I mean, I'm interested in the subject, so it's an easy sell for me.

If you want a bit of an antidote to that, check out The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010). It's a super low-budget mockumentary done in the exact Ken Burns Civil War style about a fictional battle. It had me howling with laughter and was my favorite find of the Directed by Women challenge. Available on Amazon Prime and free on Vudu.

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Post by RBG » May 14th, 2019, 2:46 pm



swedish people we're on to you
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Post by Dolwphin » May 14th, 2019, 3:52 pm

^: Det var en rätt rolig trailer som säkert uppskattas av svenska etnologer.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » May 14th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Hopefully it's better than Hereditary (wasn't much of a fan).
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Post by Dolwphin » May 14th, 2019, 4:01 pm

Wow it is real movies... I though those where mocku-trailers. :D
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 14th, 2019, 7:32 pm

This will be a political post, but it's film-related so I feel like I should post here.

This just happened:

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They are becoming a capitalist monopoly. Those types of companies can do whatever they want and are only motivated by one thing: profit.

I don't care for blockbusters, but this may soon affect how entertainment will be for the next while. I found an article stating that Disney now controls 40% of the box office. Let's face it... what are Disney films like? Family-friendly, the same types of films (they plan on making 7 films with Captain Marvel) and practically no risks are taken. Entertainment soon will become very bland. It'll get even worse if they take more control which is clearly what their goal is.

I've spoken about this to someone before when I mentioned that all the posters in the mainstream theatre I went to were Disney films. He said that we may even have another era of censorship as Disney makes more family-friendly films.

This could mean that we will see a rise of low-budget films as they will provide variety. That may actually be a good thing. But, on the other hand, what will stop Disney from making an offer that those distributors won't refuse?

This is incredibly scary. Got some info from this article: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/m ... for-cinema

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 14th, 2019, 8:26 pm

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 7:32 pm
This will be a political post, but it's film-related so I feel like I should post here.

This just happened:

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I honestly thought this was a parody image. Why would Comcast do this?

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/d ... 203214338/
Fake edit: Oh, Fox owned 66% of hulu, so this isn't anything new, it's just them taking control of what they already had when they bought Fox and negotiating with Comcast on how to value Comcast's minority share.

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Post by Cocoa » May 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Disney already has plans to offer their own streaming service, Disney Plus, later this year. I stopped using Hulu years ago once they removed the ability to watch tv shows/films for free (with commercials). I hate Comcast with passion, but Disney is also not the greatest company ever and is a monopoly that's continuing to grow. I'm interested in seeing if there will be any changes as a result.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » May 14th, 2019, 9:38 pm

Cocoa wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Disney already has plans to offer their own streaming service, Disney Plus, later this year. I stopped using Hulu years ago once they removed the ability to watch tv shows/films for free (with commercials). I hate Comcast with passion, but Disney is also not the greatest company ever and is a monopoly that's continuing to grow. I'm interested in seeing if there will be any changes as a result.
From the variety article I posted
Disney sees Hulu as a key pillar in its direct-to-consumer strategy, serving as a home to more adult-oriented entertainment fare alongside the upcoming Disney Plus (launching in November in the U.S.) and the ESPN Plus sports package. Disney says it’s likely the trio of streaming services will be bundled together at a discount at some point.
They're going to force TV/movie people to pay for ESPN. It's cable bundling, in all new streaming form.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » May 17th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Birds of Passage is now online.

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Post by jvv » May 18th, 2019, 8:28 am

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
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they plan on making 7 films with Captain Marvel
Well, that's 7 films I know I can skip without missing out on anything. :whistling:

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Post by matthewscott8 » May 18th, 2019, 9:30 am

jvv wrote:
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XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
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they plan on making 7 films with Captain Marvel
Well, that's 7 films I know I can skip without missing out on anything. :whistling:
Except for official checks ;) tehe

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Post by joachimt » May 20th, 2019, 10:17 am

I was just looking at Amazon Prime, thinking of doing a trial period of 30 days. When I read the site in Dutch it says it costs 36 euros per month after the trial period ends. That can't be right? Then I switched to reading the site in English and it says 36 euros per year. That's rather cheap. So which is it?
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