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Post by RBG » February 15th, 2018, 4:35 am

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1. la niña santa (lucrecia martel 2004) - argentina
2. güeros (alonso ruizpalacios 2014) - mexico
3. hombre mirando al sudeste (eliseo subiela 1986) - argentina
4. viola (matías piñeiro 2012) - argentina

i'm not sure what this nonsense was but i liked it. a lot.

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2018, 5:34 am

5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

I just don't think I get Bunuel. I liked this OK, but it often feels like he's talking over my head.
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1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
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4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

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Post by cinewest » February 15th, 2018, 8:32 am

maxwelldeux on Feb 14 2018, 10:34:03 PM wrote:5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

I just don't think I get Bunuel. I liked this OK, but it often feels like he's talking over my head.
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4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
To appreciate Bunuel, it helps to understand something about the themes that are generally present in his films... their context as it were. In addition, it helps to understand his kind of "figurative language," which is colored by social satire* and surrealism.

You mentioned in another thread that you were a Catholic school boy. Well, Bunuel was schooled by strict Jesuits, and then lived in Paris during the late 1920's, and 1930's (a golden age in the arts), while his native land was taken over by a fascist dictator.

*bunuel was particularly savage in his critiques of the church and Bourgeoise, and Exterminating Angel has everything to do with that.

While Bunuel might never be your cup of tea, it might help to do a bit of reading about his films before you try the next one

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2018, 10:47 am

cinewest on Feb 15 2018, 01:32:26 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Feb 14 2018, 10:34:03 PM wrote:5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

I just don't think I get Bunuel. I liked this OK, but it often feels like he's talking over my head.
Wait - why aren't they speaking Latin?Show
1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
3. The Pope's Toilet (2007, Uruguay)
4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
To appreciate Bunuel, it helps to understand something about the themes that are generally present in his films... their context as it were. In addition, it helps to understand his kind of "figurative language," which is colored by social satire* and surrealism.

You mentioned in another thread that you were a Catholic school boy. Well, Bunuel was schooled by strict Jesuits, and then lived in Paris during the late 1920's, and 1930's (a golden age in the arts), while his native land was taken over by a fascist dictator.

*bunuel was particularly savage in his critiques of the church and Bourgeoise, and Exterminating Angel has everything to do with that.

While Bunuel might never be your cup of tea, it might help to do a bit of reading about his films before you try the next one
I think you bring up a fair point. Bunuel is #2 on my list of directors to revisit (behind Tarkovsky), and it's because I've seen enough to know I don't quite understand him, and I don't like disliking people/things/etc. that I don't understand. Both Exterminating Angel and Viridiana fell into the "I can see that this is good and there are many elements I like, but I don't understand them" category. On the other hand, Discrete Charm... is my favorite Bunuel - loved the critique and the utter buffoonery of the Bourgeois on display.

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Post by Gorro » February 15th, 2018, 10:47 am

2. La mujer murcielago (The Batwoman) (1968, Mexico) - 3.8/10
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1. O bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968, Brazil) - 7.2/10

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Post by 3eyes » February 15th, 2018, 2:39 pm

maxwelldeux on Feb 15 2018, 03:47:04 AM wrote:
cinewest on Feb 15 2018, 01:32:26 AM wrote:
maxwelldeux on Feb 14 2018, 10:34:03 PM wrote:5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

I just don't think I get Bunuel. I liked this OK, but it often feels like he's talking over my head.
Wait - why aren't they speaking Latin?Show
1. Nora's Will (2008, Mexico)
2. Jauja (2014, Argentina)
3. The Pope's Toilet (2007, Uruguay)
4. XXY (2007, Argentina)
5. The Exterminating Angel (1962)
To appreciate Bunuel, it helps to understand something about the themes that are generally present in his films... their context as it were. In addition, it helps to understand his kind of "figurative language," which is colored by social satire* and surrealism.

You mentioned in another thread that you were a Catholic school boy. Well, Bunuel was schooled by strict Jesuits, and then lived in Paris during the late 1920's, and 1930's (a golden age in the arts), while his native land was taken over by a fascist dictator.

*bunuel was particularly savage in his critiques of the church and Bourgeoise, and Exterminating Angel has everything to do with that.

While Bunuel might never be your cup of tea, it might help to do a bit of reading about his films before you try the next one
I think you bring up a fair point. Bunuel is #2 on my list of directors to revisit (behind Tarkovsky), and it's because I've seen enough to know I don't quite understand him, and I don't like disliking people/things/etc. that I don't understand. Both Exterminating Angel and Viridiana fell into the "I can see that this is good and there are many elements I like, but I don't understand them" category. On the other hand, Discrete Charm... is my favorite Bunuel - loved the critique and the utter buffoonery of the Bourgeois on display.
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Post by frbrown » February 15th, 2018, 5:06 pm

4. A Reencarnacao do Sexo (1982, Brazil)
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1. En la palma de tu mano (1951, Mexico)
2. Rosaura a las 10 (1958, Argentina)
3. Las mujeres de Jeremias (1981, Mexico)
4. A Reencarnacao do Sexo (1982, Brazil)
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Post by Ivan0716 » February 15th, 2018, 7:29 pm

2. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba) - 6/10
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2. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba) - 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2018, 8:41 pm

3eyes on Feb 15 2018, 07:39:37 AM wrote:Have you seen Phantom of Liberty?
No - and that looks bizarrely interesting.

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Post by jdidaco » February 15th, 2018, 10:37 pm

6. Tlayucan (The Pearl of Tlayucan, Luis Alcoriza, 1962) 8.5/10
7. Las aventuras de Juan Quin Quin (The Adventures of Juan Quin Quin, Julio García Espinosa, 1967) 8/10

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1. El otro Cristóbal (The Other Christopher, Armand Gatti, 1963) 9.5/10
2. La chica del lunes (Monday's Child, Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, 1967) 8/10
3. Cada quién su vida (To Each His Life, Julio Bracho, 1960) 8/10
4. Magueyes (Rubén Gámez, 1962) 9/10 (9 min), Historia de un ballet (The Story of a Ballet, José Massip, 1962) 8/10 (26 min), Ociel del Toa (Nicolás Guillén Landrián, 1965) 8/10 (16 min), Lavra Dor (Paulo Rufino, 1968) 10/10 (11 min) (Total: 62 min)
5. Meu Nome é Tonho (My Name Is Tonho, Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias, 1969) 9.5/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 16th, 2018, 4:22 am

3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6

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1. Santo el Enmascarado de Plata vs La Invasion de los Marcianos (1967, Mexico) Alfredo B. Crevanna / Rating: 8
2. The Brainiac (1961, Mexico) Chano Urueta / Rating: 7+
3. Neutron contra el Dr. Caronte (1963, Mexico) Federico Curiel / FTV / Rating: 6

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Post by 3eyes » February 16th, 2018, 4:25 am

6. El botón de nácar / The pearl button (Chile 15)
This documentary certainly keeps you guessing about where it's going - brilliant.
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1. Wakolda / The German doctor (Arg 13)
2. Nise: O Coração da Loucura / Nise: the heart of madness (Brazil 15)
3. Il silencio de Neto (Guatemala 94,108m)
4. Whisky (Uru 04)
5. Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (Venezuela 07)
6. El botón de nácar / The pearl button (Chile 15)
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Post by jeroeno » February 16th, 2018, 10:19 am

39. Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante) featuring well known mexican actor toshiro mifune
40. Tizoc (1957)

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Post by RBG » February 17th, 2018, 4:49 am

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1. la niña santa (lucrecia martel 2004) - argentina
2. güeros (alonso ruizpalacios 2014) - mexico
3. hombre mirando al sudeste (eliseo subiela 1986) - argentina
4. viola (matías piñeiro 2012) - argentina
5. o bandido da luz vermelha (rogério sganzerla 1968) - brazil

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Post by sol » February 17th, 2018, 11:23 am

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1. Naked Tango (1990) Argentina
2. Eversmile New Jersey (1989) Argentina

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Post by Ivan0716 » February 17th, 2018, 3:29 pm

3. Os Cafajestes (1962, Brazil) - 2.5/10
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1. Macario (1960, Mexico) - 8/10
2. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba) - 6/10
3. Os Cafajestes (1962, Brazil) - 2.5/10

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Post by edward5 » February 17th, 2018, 4:06 pm

1. La perla (The Pearl / Emilio Fernández / Mexico / 1947) Ok
2. El compadre Mendoza (Godfather Mendoza / Juan Bustillo Oro, Fernando de Fuentes / Mexico / 1934) Ok
3. El prisionero 13 (prisoner 13 / Fernando de Fuentes / Mexico / 1933)
4. Vámonos con Pancho Villa (Let's Go with Pancho Villa / Fernando de Fuentes / Mexico / 1936)
5. Un Lugar en el mundo (A Place In the World / Adolfo Aristarain / Argentina / 1992) Like
6. O Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train / Roberto Farias / Brazil / 1962) Ok
7. O Cangaceiro (The Bandit / Lima Barreto / Brazil / 1953) Ok
8. Bang Bang (Andrea Tonacci / Brazil / 1971) did not understand the plot at all but enjoyed some scenes
9. Largo viaje (The Long Journey / Patricio Kaulen / Chile / 1967)

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Post by hurluberlu » February 17th, 2018, 9:26 pm

2. 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, 2001, Uruguay) 6/10
Nothing spectacular, urban slackers from Uruguay look too familiar. Direction is alright.

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Post by jeroeno » February 18th, 2018, 11:16 am

41. Os Cafajestes (1962)
42. El abrazo de la serpiente (2015)

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Post by clemmetarey » February 18th, 2018, 12:02 pm

11. Fando y Lis (1968, Mexico) 6/10
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1. La Ciénaga (2001, Argentina) 6/10
2. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas (2011, Brazil) 7/10
3. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay) 5/10
4. Abismos de pasión (1953, Mexico) 5/10
5. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) 5/10
6. À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma (1964, Brazil) 6/10
7. La montaña sagrada (1973, Mexico) 8/10
8. La sierra (2005, Colombia) 7/10
9. La muralla verde (1969, Peru) 6/10
10. La mujer del puerto (1934, Mexico) 5/10
11. Fando y Lis (1968, Mexico) 6/10

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Post by hurluberlu » February 18th, 2018, 12:21 pm

3. A Fantastic Woman / Una Mujer Fantástica (Sebastián Lelio, 2017, Chile) 7/10
Delicate film that avoids to be too voyeuristic while confronting the viewer with his own biais.

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Post by frbrown » February 18th, 2018, 5:33 pm

5. En la selva no hay estrellas (1967, Peru)
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2. Rosaura a las 10 (1958, Argentina)
3. Las mujeres de Jeremias (1981, Mexico)
4. A Reencarnacao do Sexo (1982, Brazil)
5. En la selva no hay estrellas (1967, Peru)
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Post by 72allinncallme » February 18th, 2018, 8:58 pm

A double feature from Cuba;

9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
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2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)

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Post by cinewest » February 18th, 2018, 10:07 pm

Los Perros (Marcela Said, 2017, Chile)- Another very good film from Chile that I saw by accident on an international flight on Friday. Just as all Spanish films seem to still hearken back to Franco's regime, so do Chilean films all seem to reference the time under Pinochet.
What makes this one particularly interesting is that its built around a principle character (a very rich, self centered, often obnoxious woman in her early 40's) that's not always easy to sympathize with, who none-the-less becomes the fulcrum for a penetrating socio-political exploration of class and privilege in Chile.

Similar to the Argentine La Mujer Sin Cabeza in some ways. Would make a great double feature with El Boton De Nacar.

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Post by weirdboy » February 18th, 2018, 10:34 pm

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1. Lake Tahoe - 2008 - Fernando Eimbcke
2. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train) - 1962 - Roberto Farias
3. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (The Red Light Bandit) - 1968 - Rogerio Sganzeria
4. Yanco - 1961 - Servando Gonzalez
5. La perla (The Pearl) - 1947 - Emilio Fernandez
6. 25 Watts - 2001 - Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
7. Macario - 1960 - Roberto Gavaldon


Macario was like one of those strange sort of wish fulfillment fantasies straight out of Greek mythology, with a bit of Dickens thrown in for good measure. The most frustrating aspect for me was the childish nature of the protagonist. He was ignorant and petulant throughout the whole movie, and I had an awful lot of trouble sympathizing with him despite his initial mean circumstances.

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Post by jeroeno » February 18th, 2018, 11:42 pm

43. The Young One (1960) not my favorite Buñuel, still impressive.

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Post by RBG » February 19th, 2018, 5:03 am

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1. la niña santa (lucrecia martel 2004) - argentina
2. güeros (alonso ruizpalacios 2014) - mexico
3. hombre mirando al sudeste (eliseo subiela 1986) - argentina
4. viola (matías piñeiro 2012) - argentina
5. o bandido da luz vermelha (rogério sganzerla 1968) - brazil
6. corazón del tiempo (alberto cortés 2009) - mexico

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Post by sebby » February 19th, 2018, 8:30 am

[font=courier]04. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay) - 5/10

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02. Nine Queens (2000, Argentina) - 6/10
03. Blood of the Condor (1969, Bolivia) - 7/10
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Post by Mate_cosido » February 19th, 2018, 8:47 am

22. El otro Francisco - The Other Francisco (1974, Sergio Giral, Cuba) 8/10

23. La quena de la muerte (1928, Nelo Cosimi, Argentina) 6/10

24. El esqueleto de la señora Morales - Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960, Rogelio A. González, Mexico) 9/10

25. Cabeza de Vaca (1991, Nicolás Echevarría, Mexico) 7/10

26. Pajarito Gómez (1965, Rodolfo Kuhn, Argentina) 6.5/10

27. Nostalgia de la luz - Nostalgia for the Light (2010, Patricio Guzmán, Chile) 8/10
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1. La Tierra Prometida - The Promised Land (1973, Miguel Littin, Chile) 6/10

2. Tiburoneros - The Shark Hunters (1963, Luis Alcoriza, Mexico) 7/10

3. L'homme sur les quais - The Man by the Shore (1993, Raoul Peck, Haiti) 8/10

4. La última cena - The Last Supper (1976, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba) 9/10

5. La tigra - The Tigress (1990, Camilo Luzuriaga, Ecuador) 5.5/10

6. El regalo de la Pachamama - The Gift of Pachamama (2008, Toshifumi Matsushita, Bolivia) 8/10

7. El último malón - The Last Indian Attack (1917, Alcides Greca, Argentina) 6.5/10

8. Whisky (2004, Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll, Uruguay) 5.5/10

9. 7 cajas - 7 Boxes (2012, Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori, Paraguay) 6.5/10

10. Vidas Secas - Barren Lives (1963, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazil) 7/10

11. La muralla verde - The Green Wall (1969, Armando Robles Godoy, Peru) 8/10

12. Cumbite (1964, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba) 7/10

13. En el balcón vacío - On the Empty Balcony (1961, Jomí García Ascot, Mexico) 8.5/10

14. Los traidores - The Traitors (1973, Raymundo Gleyzer, Argentina) 8.5/10

15. Orinoko, nuevo mundo - Orinoko, New World (1984, Diego Rísquez, Venezuela) 7.5/10

16. El vuelco del cangrejo - Crab Trap (2009, Oscar Ruiz Navia, Colombia) 5.5/10

17. El río de las tumbas - Dead Men's River (1964, Julio Luzardo, Colombia) 7/10

18. Alsino y el cóndor - Alsino and the Condor (1982, Miguel Littin, Nicaragua) 5.5/10

19. Lavoura Arcaica - To the Left of the Father (2001, Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazil) 7/10

20. Castigo al traidor - Punishment to the Traitor (1966, Manuel Antin, Argentina) 5/10

21. Shunko (1960, Lautaro Murúa, Argentina) 6/10

22. El otro Francisco - The Other Francisco (1974, Sergio Giral, Cuba) 8/10

23. La quena de la muerte (1928, Nelo Cosimi, Argentina) 6/10

24. El esqueleto de la señora Morales - Skeleton of Mrs. Morales (1960, Rogelio A. González, Mexico) 9/10

25. Cabeza de Vaca (1991, Nicolás Echevarría, Mexico) 7/10

26. Pajarito Gómez (1965, Rodolfo Kuhn, Argentina) 6.5/10

27. Nostalgia de la luz - Nostalgia for the Light (2010, Patricio Guzmán, Chile) 8/10

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Post by sol » February 19th, 2018, 2:08 pm

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2. Eversmile New Jersey (1989) Argentina
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Post by Lilarcor » February 19th, 2018, 4:02 pm

6. Una Mujer Fantástica / A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio, 2017) 3/10 - Chile

Too tonally inconsistent. A lazy and bad recurring soundtrack is not enough to piece the scattered parts of film together. Some of the parts build up a sense of realism, others make a weak attempt at melodrama or magic realism, I can't tell. The end result is that nothing sticks. This fantastic woman doesn't become a believable character as the film is uninterested in going past the medium shot "spectacle" of showing this body in difficult situation x,y and z. Yes, it's a thrill I guess, but what is taught from putting this character through this? The film doesn't commit to anything in this regard, and I am left with the feeling that it's dishonest filmmaking.
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2. Zona sur (Juan Carlos Valdivia, 2009) 6/10 - Bolivia
3. Ukamau / And So It Is (Jorge Sanjinés, 1966) 7/10 - Bolivia
4. La mujer sin cabeza / The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) 8/10 - Argentina
5. Hamaca paraguaya / Paraguayan Hammock (Paz Encina, 2006) 5/10 - Paraguay
6. Una Mujer Fantástica / A Fantastic Woman (Sebastián Lelio, 2017) 3/10 - Chile

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Post by Ivan0716 » February 19th, 2018, 6:54 pm

4. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) - 6/10
5. O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (1969, Brazil) - 4/10
6. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil) - 8/10

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1. Macario (1960, Mexico) - 8/10
2. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba) - 6/10
3. Os Cafajestes (1962, Brazil) - 2.5/10
4. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) - 6/10
5. O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (1969, Brazil) - 4/10
6. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil) - 8/10
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Post by sortile9io » February 19th, 2018, 8:13 pm

sortile9io on Jan 27 2018, 02:28:46 PM wrote:I'll try to fill some gaps on the UNESCO list and/or getting silver on "Cien años sin soledad".
Done! It is a pity that many films on those lists are not available or only through a copy of lame quality. Otherwise I would like to keep on exploring those cinemas, Argentinian classics and Peruvian in particular.

9. Image De cierta manera (Gómez, 1977) - 5/10
10. Image Esperando la carroza (Doria, 1985) - 4/10
11. Image Espejismo (Robles Godoy, 1972) - 8/10
12. Image La casa de agua (Penzo, 1984) - 3/10
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1. Image Los muertos (Alonso, 2004) - 7/10
2. Image Crepúsculo (Bracho, 1945) - 8/10
3. Image O bandido da Luz Vermelha (Sganzeria, 1968) - 4/10
4. Image Un hombre de éxito (Solás, 1986) - 8/10
5. Image Tiempo de morir (Ripstein, 1966) - 6/10
6. Image Cadena perpetua (Ripstein, 1979) - 5/10
7. Image Cecilia (Solás, 1982) - 6/10
8. Image Tenda dos milagres (Pereira dos Santos, 1977) - 6/10

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Post by 72allinncallme » February 20th, 2018, 12:19 am

11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)
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1. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay)
2. Yawar Mallku (1969, Bolivia)
3. La muerte de un burócrata (1966, Cuba)
4. Jean Gentil (2010, Dominican Republic)
5. O Pagador de Promessas (1962, Brazil)
6. Ukamau (1966, Bolivia)
7. Vidas Secas (1963, Brazil)
8. Lavoura Arcaica (2001, Brazil)
9. Lucía (1968, Cuba)
10. Memorias del subdesarrollo (1968, Cuba)
11. Yanco (1961, Mexico)
12. La casa del ángel (1957, Argentina)

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Post by 3eyes » February 20th, 2018, 4:03 am

7. Aquarius (Brazil 16)
Much enjoyed.
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1. Wakolda / The German doctor (Arg 13)
2. Nise: O Coração da Loucura / Nise: the heart of madness (Brazil 15)
3. Il silencio de Neto (Guatemala 94,108m)
4. Whisky (Uru 04)
5. Postales de Leningrado / Postcards from Leningrad (Venezuela 07)
6. El botón de nácar / The pearl button (Chile 15)
7. Aquarius (Brazil 16)
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Post by weirdboy » February 20th, 2018, 6:07 am

previously tabulatedShow
1. Lake Tahoe - 2008 - Fernando Eimbcke
2. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (Assault on the Pay Train) - 1962 - Roberto Farias
3. O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (The Red Light Bandit) - 1968 - Rogerio Sganzeria
4. Yanco - 1961 - Servando Gonzalez
5. La perla (The Pearl) - 1947 - Emilio Fernandez
6. 25 Watts - 2001 - Juan Pablo Rebella, Pablo Stoll
7. Macario - 1960 - Roberto Gavaldon
8. La jaula de oro (The Golden Dream) - 2013 - Diego Quemada-Diez

Very well-shot movie. Wonderful cinematography. One of those extremely depressing affairs that I probably won't watch again, but that I am glad I saw.

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Post by clemmetarey » February 20th, 2018, 11:48 am

12. Whisky (2004, Uruguay) 5/10
13. Gran Casino (1947, Mexico) 5/10

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1. La Ciénaga (2001, Argentina) 6/10
2. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas (2011, Brazil) 7/10
3. 25 Watts (2001, Uruguay) 5/10
4. Abismos de pasión (1953, Mexico) 5/10
5. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964, Brazil) 5/10
6. À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma (1964, Brazil) 6/10
7. La montaña sagrada (1973, Mexico) 8/10
8. La sierra (2005, Colombia) 7/10
9. La muralla verde (1969, Peru) 6/10
10. La mujer del puerto (1934, Mexico) 5/10
11. Fando y Lis (1968, Mexico) 6/10
12. Whisky (2004, Uruguay) 5/10
13. Gran Casino (1947, Mexico) 5/10

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Post by cinephage » February 20th, 2018, 11:59 am

04. XXY, by Lucia Puenzo (2007) 7/10

Very interesting and original subject and approach. I didn't care about the style, though...

05. El Bonaerense, by Pablo Trapero (2002) 6/10

A exploration of the life of policemen in a popular borough of Buenos Aires... Not bad, but I wish there were either more story or documentary. The film stays in-between...
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01. Macario, by Roberto Gavaldon (1960) 8/10
02. Jauja, by Lisandro Alonso (2014) 6/10
03. Rio 40 Graus, by Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1955) 7/10

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » February 20th, 2018, 3:05 pm

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1) Tiburoneros The Shark Hunters (1963) Luis Alcoriza This is great. It should be on one of the Latin American lists! Everybody go watch it on Yoobtoob.
2) La Ilusion Viaja en Tranvia Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954) Luis Bunuel
3) Pedro Paramo (1967) Carlos Velo
4) Rosaura a las 10 Rosaura at 10 O'Clock (1958) Mario Soffici
5) Sensualidad Sensuality (1951) Alberto Gout
6) Viento Negro Black Wind (1965) Servando González
7) Redes The Wave (1936)
8) La Balandra Isabel llego Esta Tarde The Yacht Isabel Arrived This Afternoon (1950) Carlos Hugo Christensen
9) El (1953) Luis Bunuel
10) Cada Quien su Vida To Each His Life (1960) Julio Bracho
11) El Rufian The Ruffian (1961) Daniel Tinayre
12) El Rio De Las Tumbas Dead Men's River (1964) Julio Luzardo
13) Yanco (1961) Servando Gonzalez
14) Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol Black God, White Devil (1964) Glauber Rocha

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Post by OldAle1 » February 21st, 2018, 1:09 am

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Starting off with classic Mexican cinema -

1. Doña Bárbara (Fernando de Fuentes/Miguel M. Delgado, 1943)
2. Crepúsculo / Twilight (Julio Bracho, 1945)
a couple more classics and a not-so-classic -

3. Enamorada (Emilio Fernández, 1946)

There's a strange tonal shift in this Ariel-award winning film set during the Mexican Revolution that leaves me unclear of how exactly to feel about it. The first 20-30 minutes involve a ferocious and uncompromising general (Pedro Armendáriz) determined to rid a town newly under his control of it's aristocrats and wealthy landownders, and his behavior is brutal and murderous and it looks like we're in for a tough political-war drama about who or what should control Mexico's destiny. But then he meets María Félix, daughter of one of the town fathers he holds in contempt, is immediately smitten, and it becomes a rom-com more or less for the next hour as we have several "cute" scenes with Félix showing her disgust, Armendáriz growing despondent, etc etc. It's really quite abrupt and threw me quite out of the story, but thankfully the film rights itself to a certain extent and the dramatic tensions reinsert themselves and we end up with a fairly satisfying - if somewhat predictable and ridiculous - finale. Overall I enjoyed it plenty, but I just don't know that it "works".

4. La otra / The Other One (Roberto Gavaldón, 1946)

Dolores del Rio in a double role as twin sisters - one vain, self-centered and lucky in life who at the beginning of the film is "mourning" the death of her rich husband, and the other poor and humble and struggling. If I tell you this is "film noir" and that murder is involved, you might be able to guess the direction the plot goes; in any case I won't spoil it and will merely comment that this is probably my favorite Mexican film from this era and the best Latin American noir that I've seen - though admittedly I haven't seen that many yet. del Rio gets to show all kinds of emotional states here and is pretty convincing as the two different sisters, one of whom gets a very complex character arc that didn't really become apparent to me until near the powerful finish. There are moments here that remind me in subtle ways of Vertigo and other films with twinning as a theme - DePalma's Obsession also - and if this isn't quite on the level of the best of these it's still very striking in terms of what it has to say about guilt and forgiveness and living a lies. Alex Phillips' b/w photography is very striking, particularly in a couple of rooftop sequences, though the copy I saw was less that perfect. Easily the best film I've seen in this challenge so far.

5. SOS Conspiracion Bikini (René Cardona Jr., 1967)

Everybody was getting into the spy movie game in the 1960s, though outside of Europe, the USA and Japan I don't think there are a whole lot of examples that are well-known or widely seen, and this Mexican-Uruguayan production is certainly not something I'd have ever heard about if I hadn't started to develop and interest in the byways of the genre - and it's not unfortunately something I'll be recommending as a great lost masterwork. Dopey girl-gazing spy (Julio Alemán) and his sidekick (Sonia Furió) spend most of the film at a hotel, sometimes near the pool (hence the bikinis) trying to infiltrate a fashion model agency which hides a worldwide secret terror organization. Or something like that, I quickly lost interest due to the poor action sequences and acting and general repetitiveness which climaxes in a single endless boat-chase sequence that takes up the last 20 minutes of the film. Some cool music, and the hotel and airport design have nice 60s feel, but that's about it.
Here's to the fools who dream.

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