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Post by fori » August 19th, 2019, 9:49 am

Just finished the Men and War trilogy, truly stunning how few people have seen it despite years of online availability.

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Post by Cippenham » August 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Ok the next James Bond film title is.....No Time to Die, also the last with Daniel Craig in the title role

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Post by blocho » August 20th, 2019, 5:39 pm

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August 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Ok the next James Bond film title is.....No Time to Die, also the last with Daniel Craig in the title role
Hmm, with that title, maybe Bond will actually die. It might be for the best.

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Post by Cippenham » August 20th, 2019, 6:21 pm

blocho wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Cippenham wrote:
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Ok the next James Bond film title is.....No Time to Die, also the last with Daniel Craig in the title role
Hmm, with that title, maybe Bond will actually die. It might be for the best.
:D well he finds out in the film the new 007 is a British woman, who happens to be played by a black actress, she is not called Bond though of course. But the iconic role of Bond will not next be played by a woman.

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Post by blocho » August 21st, 2019, 4:05 am

Apropos a film series that maybe should just wrap things up, a new Matrix movie was announced today, with Keanu and Carrie-Ann returning and Lana as writer/director. More puzzling: Lana has co-written the script with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Mitchell was the writer of Cloud Atlas, which the Wachowskis previously adapted to film (and did so beautifully, I might add). Hemon is a fiction writer whose critical regard far outstrips his popular renown. He's never worked in movies before. I've read one of his novels, and he's quite talented.

Much as I'd like Matrix 4 to be awesome, I fear it will continue the downward trajectory of Matrices 2-3.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » August 21st, 2019, 5:06 am

And probably no Fishburne as Morpheus, it seems?

And what’s the deal with just Lana and no Lilly? A sibling falling-out of some kind? Anyways, I still love the first Matrix, and Reloaded has its moments...pretty much hated the third one. I can’t help but have severe doubts about a fourth film, but I’ll surely give it a look.
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Post by max-scl » August 23rd, 2019, 5:13 am

XxXApathy420XxX wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 5:53 pm
I'll definitely look up Wienerinnen. Someone who I trust thought that Si muero antes de despertar was meh, but it has good ratings on letterboxd so I may get around it. I really wanna see Las aguas bajan turbias but it has no English subs.

EDIT: Have an idea for more recs as well. There are 126 films from 1952 that were submitted for the <400 list. I'll go through them as well.
It does now:


Cool new channel with classic argentinian films getting english subs. Lots of them are in the Argentina top 100, hopefully more people will watch them.

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Post by sebby » August 23rd, 2019, 8:23 pm

blocho wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 4:05 am
Apropos a film series that maybe should just wrap things up, a new Matrix movie was announced today, with Keanu and Carrie-Ann returning and Lana as writer/director. More puzzling: Lana has co-written the script with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Mitchell was the writer of Cloud Atlas, which the Wachowskis previously adapted to film (and did so beautifully, I might add). Hemon is a fiction writer whose critical regard far outstrips his popular renown. He's never worked in movies before. I've read one of his novels, and he's quite talented.

Much as I'd like Matrix 4 to be awesome, I fear it will continue the downward trajectory of Matrices 2-3.
Counter-opinion: Cloud Atlas is arguably the worst adaptation of a novel I have ever seen.

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Post by blocho » August 23rd, 2019, 9:33 pm

blocho wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 4:05 am
Apropos a film series that maybe should just wrap things up, a new Matrix movie was announced today, with Keanu and Carrie-Ann returning and Lana as writer/director. More puzzling: Lana has co-written the script with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon. Mitchell was the writer of Cloud Atlas, which the Wachowskis previously adapted to film (and did so beautifully, I might add). Hemon is a fiction writer whose critical regard far outstrips his popular renown. He's never worked in movies before. I've read one of his novels, and he's quite talented.

Much as I'd like Matrix 4 to be awesome, I fear it will continue the downward trajectory of Matrices 2-3.
The long-unawaited Bill & Ted sequel is also on the way: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1086064/
All content you have ever seen will eventually get a sequel/rebooted. Still, it's nice to see Alex Winter getting some work.

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Post by Cocoa » August 23rd, 2019, 11:28 pm

Disney+ is going hard today with announcing a bunch of new films, tv shows (and new episodes/movies of old tv shows & their characters), etc. Some of the stuff I am so excited for, while some I can do without.

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Post by mightysparks » August 25th, 2019, 5:56 am

I've been trying to catch up with some 2018/2019 films to try and find good stuff to fill out my top 10s (I have 2/10 for 2018, 0 for 2019). Not having much luck so far. There's been quite a few good, but not favourite-material, stuff that I'm glad to have seen but it's been a while since I've seen something really good. Dunno if I continue to get fussier as I get older, or it's just been a mediocre couple of film-years.
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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » August 25th, 2019, 10:39 am

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August 25th, 2019, 5:56 am
I've been trying to catch up with some 2018/2019 films to try and find good stuff to fill out my top 10s (I have 2/10 for 2018, 0 for 2019). Not having much luck so far. There's been quite a few good, but not favourite-material, stuff that I'm glad to have seen but it's been a while since I've seen something really good. Dunno if I continue to get fussier as I get older, or it's just been a mediocre couple of film-years.
Have you watched 'When They See US'?

That's the best I've watched from 2018/2019 so far. It's REALLY intense at some points, very well acted, directed and so on.

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Post by fori » August 26th, 2019, 9:10 pm

Didn’t sleep last night, watched a movie of a man sleeping for over 5 hours instead.

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Post by Ivan0716 » August 29th, 2019, 5:56 am

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has reignited my interest in Italian genre films of the era, but I think I've seen just about every Gialli and Spaghetti Westerns that are worth seeing(please prove me wrong!), and I just can't get into Poliziotteschi, so what else is there? Spies and pirates stuff? Sword and sandal? Which ones are worth watching? Need recommendations please!

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Post by mightysparks » August 29th, 2019, 7:18 am

I don't have any answers, but I really wanna use your Gialli list for TSZDT and I'm not sure if my own rules allow it :( Not a big fan myself, but it's a nice meaty and interesting list (though is it everything you've seen and the stuff at the bottom sucks?). Also found a few cool recs from your list so thanks for sharing :P
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Post by fori » August 29th, 2019, 7:21 am

Ivan0716 wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 5:56 am
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has reignited my interest in Italian genre films of the era, but I think I've seen just about every Gialli and Spaghetti Westerns that are worth seeing(please prove me wrong!), and I just can't get into Poliziotteschi, so what else is there? Spies and pirates stuff? Sword and sandal? Which ones are worth watching? Need recommendations please!
My friend is a big fan of Italian trash. Here’s his top 10 such films you haven’t checked:
Holocaust 2000 (Alberto de Martino)
L’anticristo (Alberto de Martino)
Cannibal Ferox (Umberto Lenzi)
Il paese del sesso selvaggio (Umberto Lenzi)
Kriminal (Umberto Lenzi)
Ironmaster (Umberto Lenzi)
Conquest (Lucio Fulci)
Eaten Alive (Umberto Lenzi)
Cut and Run (Ruggero Deodato)
Africa addio (prosperi & jacopetti)

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Post by Ivan0716 » August 29th, 2019, 11:00 pm

Thanks, I'll try to watch a couple and get back to you.

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Post by RBG » August 29th, 2019, 11:15 pm

i love cottafavi's hercules and the captive women and bava's hercules and the haunted world. both coincidentally released in 1961
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Post by Ivan0716 » August 30th, 2019, 12:01 am

mightysparks wrote:
August 29th, 2019, 7:18 am
I don't have any answers, but I really wanna use your Gialli list for TSZDT and I'm not sure if my own rules allow it :( Not a big fan myself, but it's a nice meaty and interesting list (though is it everything you've seen and the stuff at the bottom sucks?). Also found a few cool recs from your list so thanks for sharing :P
Sorry, didn't see this. Yes it's everything I've seen and yes the stuff at the bottom all suck IMO, but I'm quite harsh when it comes to rating these kind of films especially, it's just too easy for minor annoyances to sour the whole thing for me. I definitely wouldn't use it for TSZDT. :lol:

There's a top 150 Giallo list on letterboxd that might interest you though.

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i love cottafavi's hercules and the captive women and bava's hercules and the haunted world. both coincidentally released in 1961
Whoa Hercules and the Haunted World sounds nuts: "Hercules must journey in Hades itself to retrieve the magic stone that will free his love from the powers of darkness.", and both of those films are on Youtube, thanks!

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Post by RBG » August 30th, 2019, 1:04 am

hope you'll enjoy them. i don't know why their imdb scores are so low. they are AWESOME

thx for that cool youtube channel max-scl. argentine film rules!
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 30th, 2019, 8:22 am

I liked Bava's Erik the Conqueror, also coincidentally released in 1961.

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Post by Ivan0716 » August 31st, 2019, 3:12 am

Any watchable sci-fis? I think I've only seen Bava's Planet of the Vampires.

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Post by RBG » August 31st, 2019, 3:15 am

margheriti made some. i've only seen wild, wild planet. it was fun but no planet of the vampires :$

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Post by Coryn » September 2nd, 2019, 4:56 pm

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The new poster for Tarkovsky's son's movie on his father looks so great (l)
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » September 2nd, 2019, 11:56 pm

Haven't seen a film in 5 weeks. Probably the first time in like a decade.

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Post by St. Gloede » September 3rd, 2019, 7:30 am

That may even be a good thing.

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Post by clemmetarey » September 3rd, 2019, 2:39 pm

I haven't seen a film in 10 days now, When my computer crashed I decided to take a break from screens in general. I read a few books, went to the swimming pool, listened to music. It feels good to withdraw yourself from your hobbies from time to time.

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Post by brokenface » September 3rd, 2019, 5:09 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/s ... lav-mahoul

I can see this being a future favourite amongst some here.

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Post by cinewest » September 4th, 2019, 12:44 pm

brokenface wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/s ... lav-mahoul

I can see this being a future favourite amongst some here.
It's already at the top of my list for 2019 films. Read the book ages ago when I was at University. There are a few others playing in Venice that have also caught my eye, and I'm surprised nobody reprised the Venice Thread.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 5th, 2019, 2:00 am

Ben Wheatley is gonna direct a Tomb Raider sequel? Da fuck?
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Post by brokenface » September 5th, 2019, 7:13 am

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
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Ben Wheatley is gonna direct a Tomb Raider sequel? Da fuck?
Can't blame directors for taking a gig for money now and again.

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Post by Ivan0716 » September 5th, 2019, 10:42 am

brokenface wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:09 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/s ... lav-mahoul

I can see this being a future favourite amongst some here.
Going to see it next month, will probably bring a bucket with me in case I need to throw up.

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » September 5th, 2019, 11:26 am

Ivan0716 wrote:
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Any watchable sci-fis? I think I've only seen Bava's Planet of the Vampires.
Not sure if this is what you're after but here goes.

Omicron (1963) - Funny little alien invasion number.
The 10th Victim (1965) - Televised killings. I'm guessing you would have at least heard of this.
Morel's Invention (1974) - A very dry take on the novel.
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) - A nice zombie flick which I'm guessing you've seen but I couldn't see your name in the 'checked' section.
Contamination (1980) - Alien acid eggs mystery.
Nirvana (1997) - Similar to eXistenZ.
They Call Me Jeeg (2015) - Italian superhero.

One I've had on my watchlist for ages:
Fascisti su Marte (2006)

And one I might watch tomorrow that looks quite interesting.
Il tempo dell'inizio (1974)

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 5th, 2019, 12:12 pm

brokenface wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:13 am
GruesomeTwosome wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 2:00 am
Ben Wheatley is gonna direct a Tomb Raider sequel? Da fuck?
Can't blame directors for taking a gig for money now and again.
Agreed, and I figured that Wheatley might be approached for some kind of bigger-budgeted, studio film, but didn't think something like Tomb Raider would be the one.
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » September 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm

Tomb Raider is a decent option. Not too much baggage and not too many expectations. The last film was mediocre but it didn't seem like most of its issues were from top down restrictions but rather a lack of directorial ambition combined with weak writing. There's quite a bit of space to do something interesting there.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 5th, 2019, 6:16 pm

I didn't see the recent Tomb Raider, but I'd be willing to watch this Ben Wheatley one to see what he can do with this property.
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Post by maxwelldeux » September 5th, 2019, 7:05 pm

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Tomb Raider is a decent option. Not too much baggage and not too many expectations. The last film was mediocre but it didn't seem like most of its issues were from top down restrictions but rather a lack of directorial ambition combined with weak writing. There's quite a bit of space to do something interesting there.
Yeah, the last film was basically what happens when an action movie is written as a form of mad-libs. "For this next scene, we'll have *reaches into a hat, ruffles around, pulls out a slip of paper* a bicycle chase scene. What? Who was drinking in the writer's room? Ugh. OK..."

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Post by joachimt » September 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Checkcounts can be rather surprising now and then. I just watched La décade prodigieuse. It is directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles (!) and Michel Piccoli, so not very unknown names. Yet I was only the 54th check.

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Post by blocho » September 5th, 2019, 9:13 pm

joachimt wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Checkcounts can be rather surprising now and then. I just watched La décade prodigieuse. It is directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles (!) and Michel Piccoli, so not very unknown names. Yet I was only the 54th check.

Used to be on TSPDT, btw.
Never even heard of it. How was it?

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Post by joachimt » September 6th, 2019, 4:51 am

blocho wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 9:13 pm
joachimt wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Checkcounts can be rather surprising now and then. I just watched La décade prodigieuse. It is directed by Claude Chabrol and starring Anthony Perkins, Orson Welles (!) and Michel Piccoli, so not very unknown names. Yet I was only the 54th check.

Used to be on TSPDT, btw.
Never even heard of it. How was it?
It had an interesting plot between a married couple, of which the man was a lot older (Welles), and their adopted son (Perkins), who had a not very common relationship with his adoption-mother. The pace was a bit too slow in the first half, so I didn't really get into it (despite the very good opening scene of Perkins waking up covered with blood), but the tension went up in the second half. 7/10
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