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Films Directed by Women Challenge (Official, March 2020)

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Post by John Milton » March 2nd, 2020, 7:51 am

sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
Sure... and if I hit 50 films with this Challenge, I might even end up compelling myself to finally watch Fifty Shades of Grey. (D:)
Now that is a goal worthy of having to plough trough 49 titles :banana:

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Post by John Milton » March 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am

07. La Mujer sin Cabeza (2008)

Directed by Lucrecia Martel

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Ever since watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey, The Headless Woman has been on my watchlist. Having seen Lucrecia Martel’s Zama two years ago, only increased my anticipation. La Mujer is a very different film from Zama, a confusing psychological art thriller about a woman suffering a mental breakdown after believing she might have killed a kid in a hit and run. Not one for those who demand absolute narrative clarity and steady plot resolution, but a great recommendation for the rest.

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Post by jeroeno » March 2nd, 2020, 8:55 am

01. The Secret Garden (Agnieszka Holland, 1993)
02. Bring Back the Bush: Where Did All the Pubic Hair Go? (Natalie Hewit, 2020)
03. A Valentine's Match (Christie Will Wolf, 2020)

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Post by sol » March 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm

Directed by WomenShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)

4. Sleepwalk (1986)

Directed by Sara Driver

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This strange and mysterious film benefits from moody audio and visuals and there are some great bits that force us to question if what we are seeing is real or imagined (the title is Sleepwalk after all) with the best of these being a surreal elevator ride. The film never resolves what is going on though. The movie is so daringly different though that it remains appealing if confusing, however, the abrupt ending certainly leaves a bitter aftertaste.
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Post by blocho » March 2nd, 2020, 4:38 pm

John Milton wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am
10. La Mujer sin Cabeza (2008)

Ever since watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey, The Headless Woman has been on my watchlist. Having seen Lucrecia Martel’s Zama two years ago, only increased my anticipation. La Mujer is a very different film from Zama, a confusing psychological art thriller about a woman suffering a mental breakdown after believing she might have killed a kid in a hit and run. Not one for those who demand absolute narrative clarity and steady plot resolution, but a great recommendation for the rest.

4*
If I really didn't like La Mujer sin Cabeza, is there a chance I would like Zama?

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Post by peeptoad » March 2nd, 2020, 6:59 pm

*rewatch
1. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017) 8
2. Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003) 7*

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#47

Post by allisoncm » March 2nd, 2020, 7:11 pm

sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 7:42 am
allisoncm wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 6:49 am
sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 3:21 am
Directed by WomenShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)

3. Third Star (2010)
I see what you did there! :cheers:
Sure... and if I hit 50 films with this Challenge, I might even end up compelling myself to finally watch Fifty Shades of Grey. (D:)
Sam Taylor-Johnson has directed better films (A Million Little Pieces, for example), but that would be spectacular. :lol:

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Post by allisoncm » March 2nd, 2020, 7:12 pm

blocho wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 4:38 pm
John Milton wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am
10. La Mujer sin Cabeza (2008)

Ever since watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey, The Headless Woman has been on my watchlist. Having seen Lucrecia Martel’s Zama two years ago, only increased my anticipation. La Mujer is a very different film from Zama, a confusing psychological art thriller about a woman suffering a mental breakdown after believing she might have killed a kid in a hit and run. Not one for those who demand absolute narrative clarity and steady plot resolution, but a great recommendation for the rest.

4*
If I really didn't like La Mujer sin Cabeza, is there a chance I would like Zama?
I liked Zama less. Beautifully imagery but a chore to sit through.

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Post by allisoncm » March 2nd, 2020, 7:15 pm

John Milton wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am
10. La Mujer sin Cabeza (2008)

Directed by Lucrecia Martel

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Ever since watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey, The Headless Woman has been on my watchlist. Having seen Lucrecia Martel’s Zama two years ago, only increased my anticipation. La Mujer is a very different film from Zama, a confusing psychological art thriller about a woman suffering a mental breakdown after believing she might have killed a kid in a hit and run. Not one for those who demand absolute narrative clarity and steady plot resolution, but a great recommendation for the rest.

4*
John, can you include your previously watched films in the spoilers as well? I have your first 6 films, but I'm not seeing 7-9.
Thanks.

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Post by John Milton » March 2nd, 2020, 8:00 pm

allisoncm wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 7:15 pm
John, can you include your previously watched films in the spoilers as well? I have your first 6 films, but I'm not seeing 7-9.
Thanks.
That was an oopsie. doing the same challenge on the dutch message boards, and in that one I'm a bit ahead. I stand corrected at #7 :-)
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 2nd, 2020, 8:05 pm

1. Boys Don't Cry (1999) - Kimberly Peirce

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Post by sebby » March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm

01 The Inland Sea (1991) 8/10
02 Girlfight (2000) 4.5/10

The amateurish quality of the production accidentally serves the film, aside from the clumsy dialogue and acting.

03 Boys Don't Cry (1999) 5/10
04 The Rider (2017) 1/10

There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.

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02 Girlfight (2000) 4.5/10
03 Boys Don't Cry (1999) 5/10
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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 12:07 am

John Milton wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 8:00 pm
allisoncm wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 7:15 pm
John, can you include your previously watched films in the spoilers as well? I have your first 6 films, but I'm not seeing 7-9.
Thanks.
That was an oopsie. doing the same challenge on the dutch message boards, and in that one I'm a bit ahead. I stand corrected at #7 :-)
Thanks!

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 12:08 am

sebby wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm

04 The Rider (2017) 1/10

There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.
I felt very similarly.

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Post by sebby » March 3rd, 2020, 12:57 am

allisoncm wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 12:08 am
sebby wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm

04 The Rider (2017) 1/10

There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.
I felt very similarly.
Yeah I didn't know anything about the film before I watched it; if I did I would have skipped it.

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 5:29 am

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1. Keep the Change (2017, Rachel Israel) 5/10
2. Elza/ Le Bonheur d'Elza (2011, Mariette Monpierre) 8/10 Available on Kanopy, just watched it and love it!

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 5:30 am

sebby wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 12:57 am
allisoncm wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 12:08 am
sebby wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm

04 The Rider (2017) 1/10

There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.
I felt very similarly.
Yeah I didn't know anything about the film before I watched it; if I did I would have skipped it.
I watched it, because I will watch everything nominated for the Spirit Awards before I vote. But yes, all around bad. I gave it 2/10, but I wonder if I meant 1.5/10.

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Post by Teproc » March 3rd, 2020, 9:03 am

1. Un Divan à Tunis (Manele Labidi, 2019) - 7/10

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Post by zzzorf » March 3rd, 2020, 10:50 am

1. Will (2011, Ellen Perry) - 7/10

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Post by flavo5000 » March 3rd, 2020, 4:25 pm

I'm gonna hop back and forth between all three challenges this month. I enjoyed digging into this one last year, so I didn't want to miss out.

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Post by jeroeno » March 3rd, 2020, 6:01 pm

04. Bande de filles (Céline Sciamma, 2014)
05. The Inland Sea (Lucille Carra, 1991)
06. Real Women Have Curves (Patricia Cardoso, 2002)
07. Village Rockstars (Rima Das, 2017)

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 7:27 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 4:25 pm
I'm gonna hop back and forth between all three challenges this month. I enjoyed digging into this one last year, so I didn't want to miss out.
Sounds good! Welcome.

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Post by 72aicm » March 3rd, 2020, 7:29 pm

4. El techo (2016, Patricia Ramos)

Nothing to write home about. Pretty dull. At least I was the first to check it.
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1. Grbavica (2006, Jasmila Zbanic)
2. De cierta manera (1977, Sara Gómez)
3. Örökbefogadás (1975, Márta Mészáros)
4. El techo (2016, Patricia Ramos)

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 7:32 pm

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1. Keep the Change (2017, Rachel Israel) 5/10
2. Elza/ Le Bonheur d'Elza (2011, Mariette Monpierre) 8/10 Available on Kanopy, just watched it and love it!
3. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012, Shola Lynch) 8/10

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Post by allisoncm » March 3rd, 2020, 7:34 pm

72aicm wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 7:29 pm
4. El techo (2016, Patricia Ramos)

Nothing to write home about. Pretty dull. At least I was the first to check it.
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1. Grbavica (2006, Jasmila Zbanic)
2. De cierta manera (1977, Sara Gómez)
3. Örökbefogadás (1975, Márta Mészáros)
4. El techo (2016, Patricia Ramos)
Sorry, I think I missed your other post, but now the OP is updated. :thumbsup:

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Post by hurluberlu » March 3rd, 2020, 7:46 pm

2. The Farewell (Lulu Wang, 2019) 5
3. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach / Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, 1968) 5

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1. La nuit est à elles, Paris 1919-1939 (Carole Wrona, 2019) 7+
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Post by John Milton » March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 pm

sebby wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm
There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.
I'm a vegetarian since I was 8, and it was my number one film of the year :unsure:

8. El Niño Pez (2009)

directed by: Lucía Puenzo

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Currently screening on Mubi, and I watched this yesterday evening. Just now when writing this, I was struggling a bit to remember what this film was even about and why I gave it 3 outta 5 stars. It didn't come to me, so I hoped the last 2 reviews on my Dutch go-to movie website would spark my memory. Alas, and I (freely translated) quote another user: "After watching the film I was asking myself what I just saw. Not exactly memorable"

So. It's not just me, apparently. Some memory wiping movie.

3* is all that's left of the experience. And yes, very sober.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 3rd, 2020, 9:52 pm

1. The Banana Splits Movie (2019 / Danishka Esterhazy) FTV 7/10 {89 m.}
2. Doctor Dolittle (1998 / Betty Thomas) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.}
3. I Spy (2002 / Betty Thomas) FTV 7/10 {97 m.}
4. Abominable (2019 / Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
5. Sink or Swim (1990 / Su Friedrich) FTV 6+/10 {48 min. }
6. Brownian Movement (2010 / Nanouk Leopold) FTV 6+/10 {97 min. }
7. Minuscule – La vallee des fourmis perdues (2013 / Helene Giraud, Thomas Szabo) FTV 8/10 {89 min. }
8. The Institute (2017 / Pamela Romanowsky, James Franco) FTV 5/10 {90 min. }
9. The Park Bench (2014 / Ann LeSchander) FTV 7+/10 {79 min. }
10. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018 / Lorna Tucker) FTV 7/10 {83 min. }
11. High Life (2018 / Claire Denis) FTV 7/10 {113 min. }
12. Tell It To the Bees (2018 / Annabel Jankel) FTV 8+/10 {108 min. }

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1. The Banana Splits Movie (2019 / Danishka Esterhazy) FTV 7/10 {89 m.}
2. Doctor Dolittle (1998 / Betty Thomas) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.}
3. I Spy (2002 / Betty Thomas) FTV 7/10 {97 m.}
4. Abominable (2019 / Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman) FTV 7+/10 {97 m.}
5. Sink or Swim (1990 / Su Friedrich) FTV 6+/10 {48 min. }
6. Brownian Movement (2010 / Nanouk Leopold) FTV 6+/10 {97 min. }
7. Minuscule – La vallee des fourmis perdues (2013 / Helene Giraud, Thomas Szabo) FTV 8/10 {89 min. }
8. The Institute (2017 / Pamela Romanowsky, James Franco) FTV 5/10 {90 min. }
9. The Park Bench (2014 / Ann LeSchander) FTV 7+/10 {79 min. }
10. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018 / Lorna Tucker) FTV 7/10 {83 min. }
11. High Life (2018 / Claire Denis) FTV 7/10 {113 min. }
12. Tell It To the Bees (2018 / Annabel Jankel) FTV 8+/10 {108 min. }

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 3rd, 2020, 9:58 pm

sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Directed by WomenShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)

4. Sleepwalk (1986)

Directed by Sara Driver

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This strange and mysterious film benefits from moody audio and visuals and there are some great bits that force us to question if what we are seeing is real or imagined (the title is Sleepwalk after all) with the best of these being a surreal elevator ride. The film never resolves what is going on though. The movie is so daringly different though that it remains appealing if confusing, however, the abrupt ending certainly leaves a bitter aftertaste.
Sara Driver has been a sometimes collaborator with Jim Jarmusch and I remember this as being similar in style to his films. It's been several decades since I saw it but I should revisit it since I remember liking it without really remembering any details.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 4th, 2020, 4:34 am

Question about the letter vs. spirit of the challenge: Stand-up Comediennes

Just watched a stand-up special (Taylor Tomlinson, really funny and recommended). Written/performed/executive produced by Taylor (female, in case the name ambiguity throws anyone who can't read context clues), but technically directed by a guy. Obviously, this wasn't "Directed" by a woman, so no. BUT, it's her personal story she has creative control over, so it would seem to fit the spirit of the challenge.

Thoughts on including female stand-ups in this challenge?

For context, I rewatched a Kathleen Madigan special last night, which was her, but also happened to be directed by a woman, so I don't feel awkward about including it. But I would feel really awkward about including a Jim Gaffigan special, even if it was directed by his wife.

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Post by sebby » March 4th, 2020, 6:01 am

John Milton wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
I'm a vegetarian since I was 8, and it was my number one film of the year :unsure:
I guess it just depends on why you're a vegetarian and how much you care about the way horses are exploited for racing, rodeos, etc.

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Post by Obgeoff » March 4th, 2020, 7:21 am

1. Sicilia! (1999, Straub, Huillet) 6
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Post by sol » March 4th, 2020, 10:56 am

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 9:58 pm
sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
4. Sleepwalk (1986)

Directed by Sara Driver

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This strange and mysterious film benefits from moody audio and visuals and there are some great bits that force us to question if what we are seeing is real or imagined (the title is Sleepwalk after all) with the best of these being a surreal elevator ride. The film never resolves what is going on though. The movie is so daringly different though that it remains appealing if confusing, however, the abrupt ending certainly leaves a bitter aftertaste.
Sara Driver has been a sometimes collaborator with Jim Jarmusch and I remember this as being similar in style to his films. It's been several decades since I saw it but I should revisit it since I remember liking it without really remembering any details.
LOL, I don't really many details either and it has only been a couple of days for me. :o The film is a lot about mood, atmosphere and the possibilities that open up when the protagonist starts to question if she may have in fact unlocked a curse by leaving her manuscript behind. It's interesting, and very, very different, but the film leaves everything open and in the air. I liked what Driver was trying to go for more than the actual film itself.
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Post by sol » March 4th, 2020, 10:58 am

John Milton wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
sebby wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 10:00 pm
There's no way a formulaic modern indie drama the glorifies the exploitation of animals for human gain gets anything other than a 1/10. Fuck this piece of shit.
I'm a vegetarian since I was 8, and it was my number one film of the year :unsure:

8. El Niño Pez (2009)

directed by: Lucía Puenzo

Currently screening on Mubi, and I watched this yesterday evening. Just now when writing this, I was struggling a bit to remember what this film was even about and why I gave it 3 outta 5 stars. It didn't come to me, so I hoped the last 2 reviews on my Dutch go-to movie website would spark my memory. Alas, and I (freely translated) quote another user: "After watching the film I was asking myself what I just saw. Not exactly memorable"

So. It's not just me, apparently. Some memory wiping movie.

3* is all that's left of the experience. And yes, very sober.
Agreed on both accounts (liking The Rider and find The Fish Child to be very 'meh').
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Post by sol » March 4th, 2020, 11:01 am

Directed by WomenShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. So Pretty (2019)
3. Third Star (2010)
4. Sleepwalk (1986)

5. The Bookshop (2017)

Directed by Isabel Coixet

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Set near the seaside, this film boasts great natural vistas... and that's all. The storybook-style voice-over narration has a very distancing effect, the film is heavy on elongated pauses and silences while light on dialogue, there are some very strange techniques (Bill Nighy reciting letters aloud on screen), plus Patricia Clarkson plays a one-dimensional antagonist whose motivation seems to be pure evil. Honor Kneafsey is decent as a lonely child though.
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Post by cinephage » March 4th, 2020, 11:16 am

01. Woo Yuet dik goo si / The Story of Woo Viet, by Ann Hui (1981) 7,5/10

Very interesting film on the survival of a vietnamese refugee in Hong Kong. A young Chow Yun Fat finds himself struggling with the Philippine mob, and the film is quite well done.

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Post by blueboybob » March 4th, 2020, 2:50 pm

1. Les plages d'Agnès (2008)
2. Sweetie (1989)
3. Away from Her (2006)
4. Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
5. Dig! (2004)
6. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
7. Jibeuro (2002)

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Post by blocho » March 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm

sebby wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 6:01 am
John Milton wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
I'm a vegetarian since I was 8, and it was my number one film of the year :unsure:
I guess it just depends on why you're a vegetarian and how much you care about the way horses are exploited for racing, rodeos, etc.
I also loved The Rider, but clearly you know something about the movie that I don't. Do you know specifically if there were incidents of cruelty to animals during the making of the movie, or is it that you generally believe that bronco riding is cruel?

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Post by sebby » March 4th, 2020, 6:16 pm

blocho wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 3:53 pm
sebby wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 6:01 am
John Milton wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 8:31 pm
I'm a vegetarian since I was 8, and it was my number one film of the year :unsure:
I guess it just depends on why you're a vegetarian and how much you care about the way horses are exploited for racing, rodeos, etc.
I also loved The Rider, but clearly you know something about the movie that I don't. Do you know specifically if there were incidents of cruelty to animals during the making of the movie, or is it that you generally believe that bronco riding is cruel?
Cruelty cannot be disentangled from exploitation and removal of freedom.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 4th, 2020, 7:06 pm

sol wrote:
March 4th, 2020, 10:56 am
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 9:58 pm
sol wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 12:23 pm
4. Sleepwalk (1986)

Directed by Sara Driver

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This strange and mysterious film benefits from moody audio and visuals and there are some great bits that force us to question if what we are seeing is real or imagined (the title is Sleepwalk after all) with the best of these being a surreal elevator ride. The film never resolves what is going on though. The movie is so daringly different though that it remains appealing if confusing, however, the abrupt ending certainly leaves a bitter aftertaste.
Sara Driver has been a sometimes collaborator with Jim Jarmusch and I remember this as being similar in style to his films. It's been several decades since I saw it but I should revisit it since I remember liking it without really remembering any details.
LOL, I don't really many details either and it has only been a couple of days for me. :o The film is a lot about mood, atmosphere and the possibilities that open up when the protagonist starts to question if she may have in fact unlocked a curse by leaving her manuscript behind. It's interesting, and very, very different, but the film leaves everything open and in the air. I liked what Driver was trying to go for more than the actual film itself.
None of that rings a bell. I just remember the style was similar to Jarmusch but not as good and in color and he was almost always using b/w in those days. I'll try and rewatch it this month. I still have a VHS tape of it that I have saved since the 80s!

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