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Rob Instigator 06.19.2018 08:02 AM

I miss R Rated adult action and comedy films.

Rob Instigator 06.19.2018 08:04 AM

In the 6+ hours of running time in all the Nolan movies the Batman did not one single bit of detective work. Instead, he engaged in self-justified mass-surveilance of the citizenry. fascist. Fuck Nolan. He ruined Batman and made him a mopey lisper

ilduclo 06.19.2018 11:22 AM

another good bio docu seen recently

What Happened, Miss Simone?

another somewhat tragic life, a great talent, pianist as well as vocalist. Marred by a marriage to a guy who helped her achieve, yet was a manipulative abuser. Some nice concert footage and interviews.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4284010/

Severian 06.19.2018 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
In the 6+ hours of running time in all the Nolan movies the Batman did not one single bit of detective work. Instead, he engaged in self-justified mass-surveilance of the citizenry. fascist. Fuck Nolan. He ruined Batman and made him a mopey lisper


Posed as a criminal to learn about criminal operations
Literally did ballistics analysis on bullet holes
Found Selina Kyle
Predicted Joker’s targets

Just y’know for instance

 


Also detective shit doth not a good movie make. Only one facet of Batman’s mythology

demonrail666 06.19.2018 02:23 PM

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Also detective shit doth not a good movie make.


Humphrey Bogart disagrees

Rob Instigator 06.19.2018 02:35 PM

detective shit is like one of the PILLARS of film

Severian 06.19.2018 06:01 PM

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detective shit is like one of the PILLARS of film


Bitch it’s barely one of the pillars of Batman, bitch

noisereductions 06.19.2018 07:08 PM

I enjoy my manchild comicbook films personally.

!@#$%! 06.19.2018 07:11 PM

and here goes yet another page of comic movies serious business and while the hilarity exists it’s just such a waste of breath in the end.

this is exactly what i was talking about ha ha.

anyway i’m off to another post to talk about gloomy, overwrought arthouse “films” so that i can feel oh so adult in my choices :D :D :D

but no, seriously, i like adult responses to adult problems and complications. not just that they help me live... i also can relate.

!@#$%! 06.19.2018 07:20 PM

ssssoooo.... i’ve paused filmstruck for the duration of the world cup (though i might restart it before the end) and the last thing i was able to catch was a merchant/ivory gig, THE WHITE COUNTESS (2005)

 


i was of the impression that merchant/ivory films had gone the way of the 90s but no, they seem to still have endured into our century though i haven’t checked how far.

ANYWAY. james ivory directed. ralph fiennes and natasha richardson star. fiennes everybody knows about. natasha richardson i didn’t fucking know and i’m sorry i didn’t and i’m even sorrier she’s dead. i knew of her reported death but i didn’t know who she was at the time except for “the wife of... has died” etc etc

so. the white countess. it’s a kazuo ishiguro script, apparently an original one and not derived from a book.

while this should be all about the writing, in itself the movie is a bit thin on plot— there’s a lot of brooding, and subtext, and looks into space, and overwrought arthouse shit and sometimes just cheesy shit for the tourists. this is bothersome.

but there is a plot after all, and it’s a very good one— it’s about war war 2, and failure, and fear of living, and epicurean gardens, and... the shanghai russians! whom i knew nothing about until the weekend. the shanghai russians were white russians (lookit up, it’s not a racial thing) taking refuge in china post-bolshevik revolution. that was a bit of history i had never heard about. and it was great to find out.

anyway it was a good movie and i liked it. made me thinkof what would i do in case of war, since it seems to be one around the corner for some reason. made me think of the fragility of epicurean gardens. made me think of what would i have to realistically do to survive if i had to flee. etc etc. but anyway, yeah, good little story, a bit of cheesy moments, but o well, it’s merchant fucking ivory, what do you want? a chunk of cheese is the price of admission. still, worth it.

oh, the other good thing about the movie, besides the actors and the bit of history thrown into it and the plot after all, is the cinematography by christopher doyle, who does all the wong kar-wai movies, or has done most of them anyway, not sure. is this his best film? sure as shit not. is it fucking good? yes yes it is. does it at time serve cheesy moments? yes, okay, yes, it does add to the lard at times. but the man is a real fucking pro. admirable work. as always.

okay children, you can get back to discussing CAPES for fucs sakes.

i had a batman scooter when i was 3, i recall.

 


not a rosebud though. don’t miss it.

tw2113 06.19.2018 09:38 PM

Let's all return to the discussion of serious cinema...Howard The Duck.

noisereductions 06.19.2018 09:46 PM

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Let's all return to the discussion of serious cinema...Howard The Duck.


Ha!

In all seriousness sev you need to see Infinity War before spoilers get to you .

!@#$%! 06.19.2018 09:50 PM

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Let's all return to the discussion of serious cinema...Howard The Duck.

i’ve never seen that

wazzit abowt?

tw2113 06.19.2018 10:18 PM

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i’ve never seen that

wazzit abowt?





A duck named Howard


almost beastiality


80s camp


Jeffrey Jones being creepy


Technically a comic book movie by Marvel...32 years ago.


Howard the character has appeared in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, from my understanding

!@#$%! 06.19.2018 10:33 PM

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almost beastiality

oh! hmmm....

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Howard the character has appeared in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, from my understanding

let’s just... not go there xD xD xD

_tunic_ 06.20.2018 04:18 AM

ok. real movies. Let's discuss the two best Dutch movies ever made!:
New Kids Turbo (2010)

New Kids Nitro (2011)



go watch them. Right now!

Severian 06.20.2018 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by noisereductions
Ha!

In all seriousness sev you need to see Infinity War before spoilers get to you .


It’s not in the theater near me anymore. Already gone. I’m pretty familiar with the comics so I can guess at some of the big shit that happens.

!@#$%! 06.21.2018 10:50 AM

oh shit wrong thread bha ha ha

Severian 06.21.2018 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by tw2113
A duck named Howard


almost beastiality


80s camp


Jeffrey Jones being creepy


Technically a comic book movie by Marvel...32 years ago.


Howard the character has appeared in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, from my understanding



I saw it once when I was little and it was relatively new.

I found it HORRIFYING and I will never watch it again. That imagery is just straight fucked up.

“Antichrist” is less upsetting than “Howard the Duck.”

HenryHill51 06.23.2018 02:21 AM

A few recently seen:

1) Black Water (2018)- New Dolph Lundgren/Van Damme 'actioner' that opens in most places next week. Hugely entertaining. A film that not only embraces its yesteryear B-movie theatrics, but exploits them to great effect. Lundgren is so good here in his small role.

2) Sole Survivor (1983)- Remember that great, nasty post-nuke film "Night of the Comet"? This is from the same director the year before which got him that gig. Atmospheric at times and it creates some terrific tension from its urban sprawl. Hard to deny that films like "Final Destination" and "It Follows" blatantly ripped this one off.

3) Adore (2013)- Should be waaaay more interesting than it is, especially because it deals with Naomi Watts and Robin Wright screwing each other's 18 year old sons.

4) Who Took Johnny (2014)- On Netflix. Pretty terrifying for the malicious, half-baked conspiracy theories it proposes. I spent about 4 hours after this film exploring the internet wormhole for some facts behind the events this film highlights.

5) Mortal Thoughts (1991)- Been on a bit of an Alan Rudolph kick lately. This one is pretty simplistic.... early 90's HBO style film noir with Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Glenn Headley doing their worst hawkish New York accents.

6) Vazante (2018)- If you like Bela Tarr or Cria Guervos films, this one's for you. Slow but ultimately very sad black and white film about life on a plantation in South America and the consequences of boredom and colonial rule.

7) Roads to the South (1978)- The last Joseph Losey film I'd never seen (which finally popped up on KG and CG, thank you!). Wish I could say it was worth the wait. It is a companion piece to "Mr. Klein" however, in that Yves Montand plays an exiled ex Communist brought back into the struggle after his wife dies in an accident. Flat at times, laborious at others, it does close a chapter in Losey's non American financed 70's period.

8) Hereditary (2018)- Effective horror film, but jeez people are doing cartwheels over this. I felt it a bit derivative. The best seance film? A nifty little George C. Scott number called "The Changeling". Or maybe Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Seance" which does just as much with light and shadow as "Hereditary".

9) Variety Lights (1950)- Fellini's debut film that encapsulates all the themes of his later work- a wandering sense of the journey being more important than the destination.... his fascination with creative/performance artists.... and a clinging love for the distraught and poor.

10) The Misandrists (2018)- Queer pioneer filmmaker Bruce Labruce's most mainstream work is still not for the faint of heart. It plays like a cross between a Rainer Werner Fassbinder film and a student porno. Enter at your own risk.


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