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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1200 on: August 20, 2018, 06:22:15 PM »
Also sounds like you haven't seen much Linklater - he doesn't really do peril, action or melodrama.  It's very down to earth film-making, where you can always be assured of very strong characters and a vivid (if slighly romanticised) sense of place and time.  The only real exceptions to the Linklater formula are School of Rock and his remake of The Bad News Bears (which I actually think is much better than the original).
Haven't seen that much of his stuff. Seen Slacker, A Scanner Darkly, and School of Rock.

School of Rock he didn't write, and ASD was obviously an adaptation, so the plotting in those was out of his hands to some degree.

I'm not sure I'd agree about Dazed and Confused having very strong characters. It's certainly character driven, and there are a lot of them, but I wouldn't say the film does anything particularly special in that sense.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1201 on: August 20, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
I recommend you steer clear of Slacker, Everybody Wants Some, Suburbia and Waking Life.  Maybe even avoid Boyhood and the Before... trilogy.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1202 on: August 20, 2018, 06:52:53 PM »
"Steer clear of good films"?

Love Dazed, think I've already posted it in this thread though. Did have to remind myself how unique it was with 2018 eyes (well, I only have 2, but I like to exaggerate)

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1203 on: August 20, 2018, 07:02:35 PM »
I recommend you steer clear of Slacker, Everybody Wants Some, Suburbia and Waking Life.  Maybe even avoid Boyhood and the Before... trilogy.
Enjoyed Slacker. I'm not averse to that vignette style, just think D&C could've... kicked on a bit.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1204 on: August 20, 2018, 07:05:54 PM »
"Steer clear of good films"?

Love Dazed, think I've already posted it in this thread though. Did have to remind myself how unique it was with 2018 eyes (well, I only have 2, but I like to exaggerate)

I'm just thinking if Large Noise didn't get on particularly brilliantly with Dazed, then its stylistically closest kissing cousins (especially Everybody Wants Some, which is basically Dazed 2) probably wouldn't go down too well either.  I'm a Linklater fan, but he's not everyone's cuppa - one of my mates thinks all of his films are genre flicks without the genre (I.e. comedies without comedy, dramas without drama etc).

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1205 on: August 20, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »
Utterly loved Dazed and Confused when I caught it for the first time recently. It just rolled by effortlessly to me - a dream of a film that made me laugh and yearn a lot. Can't imagine watching and not wanting, in some sense, to step inside that world, even with all the obvious pain of adolescence.

Guess I should get around to Slacker and Suburbia?

Have loved his more obvious films but only rather liked Everybody Wants Some. V enjoyable, but somehow didn't feel as immersive as Dazed, which swept me away.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1206 on: August 21, 2018, 09:07:17 PM »
Naked Lunch(1991)

Couldn't quite get into this. I find that with a lot of Cronenberg, don't find his films particularly enjoyable to watch (The Fly excepted). Felt this was a bit too short, and the sets a bit too cheap-looking made to really carry off what it was going for.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1207 on: August 22, 2018, 09:11:54 AM »
Watched Shell last night and was very impressed. Scottish film about a girl working at a remote petrol station in the Highlands. Had to check to see if it came before or after Under the Skin as there were quite strong similarities.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1208 on: August 23, 2018, 01:47:46 AM »
Blood Simple
Enjoyable enough noir romp. So many aspects of this crop up in later Coen films. Didn't quite have the tension or the black humour of their later stuff though.

Tangerine
Same writer/director as the excellent The Florida Project, which is the reason I watched it. Has a similar mix of humour and pathos, vibrancy and sadness. But it all got a bit too broad and ridiculous for me at the end when the pimp showed up. TFP's writing is more controlled and consistent I think. But it's still very good and worth seeking out. It's quite short at 87 minutes, but it feels longer, in a good way.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1209 on: August 23, 2018, 02:19:35 AM »
Watched Shell last night and was very impressed. Scottish film about a girl working at a remote petrol station in the Highlands. Had to check to see if it came before or after Under the Skin as there were quite strong similarities.

Under the Skin is one of my favourite films of all time, so I'll definitely check this one out.

Blood Simple
Enjoyable enough noir romp. So many aspects of this crop up in later Coen films. Didn't quite have the tension or the black humour of their later stuff though.

I love Blood Simple.  M. Emmet Walsh is brilliant as the sleazy P.I. and the burial scene is beyond harrowing.  It's easily within my top 5 Coen Brothers films.  I always prefer watching it on a slightly ropy VHS though.  The cinematography is beautiful, with lots of red lighting and watching it on a knackered tape with bleeding colours, only adds to the claustrophobic, heatwave atmosphere.

Large Noise

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1210 on: August 23, 2018, 02:30:05 AM »
Under the Skin is one of my favourite films of all time, so I'll definitely check this one out.

I love Blood Simple.  M. Emmet Walsh is brilliant as the sleazy P.I. and the burial scene is beyond harrowing.  It's easily within my top 5 Coen Brothers films.
Yeah the burial actually freaked me out a bit now you mention it.

I liked the line "When he doesn't say things they're usually nasty. When you don't, they're usually nice".

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1211 on: August 23, 2018, 05:18:34 PM »
I continued my foray into Wim Wenders filmography last night by watching Wings of Desire.
I really enjoyed some elements - the filming style, cinematography, concept & rules of the universe, visual themes - all very skillfully and artfully done, but my problem mainly lay with the dialogue... but that's a misnomer, as most of the talking was in the form of internal-monologues. So much of it was twaddle IMO, character after character waxing lyrically to themselves about the struggles of life in the form of an improvised poem.
Internal monologues on film generally don't sit well with me, but this film taught me that if they're delivered almost exclusively in verse, it doesn't help matters. It's an interesting idea, but it became tedious very quickly.
And as much as I like Nick Cave's music and those songs in particular, I found those scenes where his music is playing to be embarrassing and out of rhythm with the rest of the film.
The ending was rubbish too.
I much preferred the wordless poetry of Paris, Texas.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1212 on: August 24, 2018, 12:29:43 AM »
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
Some nice behind the scenes footage and all very nice in general, nice.
Kinda weird that, unless I missed it, it didn't feature Mike White at all; either as a guest or as a reference when they were scraping the barrel to explain how successful literally everyone involved became.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1213 on: August 24, 2018, 08:59:32 AM »
Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary
Some nice behind the scenes footage and all very nice in general, nice.
Kinda weird that, unless I missed it, it didn't feature Mike White at all; either as a guest or as a reference when they were scraping the barrel to explain how successful literally everyone involved became.

Ooh. Where did you watch that?

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1214 on: August 25, 2018, 08:32:26 PM »
Colors, for the first time in about 25 years.  Always thought it was a great film.  A few nice moments, and always good to see the late great Trinidad Silva, but BOY has it aged badly.  Not helped by a none-more 80s synth score by Herbie Hancock, Damon Wayans acting like he's in a Wayans Brothers comedy, and some suspect directorial decisions made by Dennis Hopper.  Sean Penn is excellent in it, though.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1215 on: August 26, 2018, 12:32:27 PM »
Recently revisited a film i'd last seen as a kid on late night telly.

Deep End 1970



If Jane Asher psycho-sexually tormenting a teenage boy is your thing in late 60's London then this is the film for you. Soundtrack is very Ghostbox.

Odd, unnerving and .. erm.. stimulating1.


1. to the teenage Neomod

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1216 on: August 26, 2018, 12:43:19 PM »
Recently revisited a film i'd last seen as a kid on late night telly.

Deep End 1970



If Jane Asher psycho-sexually tormenting a teenage boy is your thing in late 60's London then this is the film for you. Soundtrack is very Ghostbox.

Odd, unnerving and .. erm.. stimulating1.


1. to the teenage Neomod

Great film.  I've mentioned before about how I once saw Asher driving a Range Rover in the outskirts of Bath.  Top flight anecdotesmanship.



Kung Fu Elliot.  It's one of two films - either it's an amazing new American Movie but ramped up to 11 with more fist chewing moments than I've seen in a feature length doc for a long time, OR it's a mediocre 100% staged bit of fluff a la Catfish.  The end feels VERY scripted and acted, and the fact that there's no history of the subject on the internet before or after the film is very suss indeed.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1217 on: August 27, 2018, 11:34:01 PM »
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. Quite good but war/pow films aren't really my bag.

Nice soundtrack.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1218 on: August 28, 2018, 01:48:18 PM »
Recently revisited a film i'd last seen as a kid on late night telly.

Deep End 1970



If Jane Asher psycho-sexually tormenting a teenage boy is your thing in late 60's London then this is the film for you. Soundtrack is very Ghostbox.

Odd, unnerving and .. erm.. stimulating1.


1. to the teenage Neomod
Can's Mother Sky was originally written or at least first used for that film wasn't it?

Neomod

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1219 on: August 28, 2018, 02:52:08 PM »
Can's Mother Sky was originally written or at least first used for that film wasn't it?

It's definitely under the scene where 'slapable' Mike buys countless hot dogs from Burt Kwouk, including one for Wolfie Smith's bird.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1220 on: August 28, 2018, 09:10:07 PM »
Under the Skin Don't watch if you are tired. Fell asleep by third gloop. I think it was all that night driving.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1221 on: August 28, 2018, 09:28:27 PM »
I just watched Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur, having seen it mentioned in another thread (by Buzby, I think).

Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman are both amazing in it. Mullan especially, playing an absolute cunt, actually every man in this film is a total piece of shit, come to think of it. I'm sure there's a lot more to the characters but they were all so vile and the film itself so emotionally taxing that I'm not sure I'll be watching it again for a long time.

Good God. I need a couple of days to get my head straight.

Just relentlessly bleak. Crushing. Tough watch. But worth it. No spoilers, but do not watch this film if you like dogs.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1222 on: August 28, 2018, 11:51:36 PM »
That was me. It's brilliantly bleak.

I was knackered and inexplicably pissed off so I wanted something shite and untaxing to watch. So watched the recording of Grosse Point Blank I made the other day. Job done, it was bollocks.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1223 on: August 29, 2018, 12:44:12 AM »
Just seen Picnic at Hanging Rock.

It was fucking marvelous.

Could someone recommend me more films about magic cunt rocks?

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1224 on: August 29, 2018, 12:46:29 AM »
Also recently seen:

Häxan
Possession
Sunset Boulevard
Stroszek

Miller's Crossing

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1225 on: August 29, 2018, 08:32:08 AM »
Sunset Boulevard is incredible (SB, Double Indemnity and The Lost Weekend make an incredible trifecta of films between Wilder and Seitz).

8 1/2 has appeared on Mubi, so I shall be rewatching that soon I think.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1226 on: August 29, 2018, 09:35:10 AM »
That was me. It's brilliantly bleak.

Yeah, it takes some balls to start your film with your main character  ( kicking his own dog to death  ) , I almost turned it off straight away.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1227 on: August 29, 2018, 09:41:54 AM »
I continued my foray into Wim Wenders filmography last night by watching Wings of Desire.
I really enjoyed some elements - the filming style, cinematography, concept & rules of the universe, visual themes - all very skillfully and artfully done, but my problem mainly lay with the dialogue... but that's a misnomer, as most of the talking was in the form of internal-monologues. So much of it was twaddle IMO, character after character waxing lyrically to themselves about the struggles of life in the form of an improvised poem.
Internal monologues on film generally don't sit well with me, but this film taught me that if they're delivered almost exclusively in verse, it doesn't help matters. It's an interesting idea, but it became tedious very quickly.
And as much as I like Nick Cave's music and those songs in particular, I found those scenes where his music is playing to be embarrassing and out of rhythm with the rest of the film.
The ending was rubbish too.
I much preferred the wordless poetry of Paris, Texas.

Agree with all of that.

I'm not a huge fan of Wenders, really, I have to say. I thought I liked his films when I was 18, but really for all their supposed worth I now find them really empty. Mock-profound.

Paris, Texas is indeed a fine film but a lot of its appeal is down to HDS.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1228 on: August 29, 2018, 12:14:28 PM »
Show Dogs - I know this is a 2018 film but I'd be mocked to pieces if I started a thread about it. Anyhow, it's great, and the whole plotline revolving around the dog discovering that it's okay to be sexually abused is one of the funniest things I've seen in years. Fuck knows what they were thinking though, I know genital exploration is a part of dog shows but why they thought it'd make for decent viewing in what's essentially a kids film is beyond me. 10/10

I'm A Cyborg But That's Okay (2005) - Park Chan-Wook romantic comedy set in a mental hospital of the kind you only see in films, where a woman who thinks she's a cyborg falls in love with a patient who believes he can steal aspects of people's personalities. Not the most realistic portrayal of mental illness then, but there's still a lot to enjoy here. 7.7/10

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #1229 on: August 29, 2018, 12:29:35 PM »
Show Dogs - I know this is a 2018 film but I'd be mocked to pieces if I started a thread about it. Anyhow, it's great, and the whole plotline revolving around the dog discovering that it's okay to be sexually abused is one of the funniest things I've seen in years. Fuck knows what they were thinking though, I know genital exploration is a part of dog shows but why they thought it'd make for decent viewing in what's essentially a kids film is beyond me. 10/10

I've not seen it, but when I took Little Nose to see Boss Baby when it came out in EASTER 2017 one of the trailers was for Show Dogs.  And it wasn't a teaser, it was a proper trailer.  I'm assuming the lengthy delay between that trailer and it actually being released is down to the canine nonceing/rape/sexual abuse/whatever the correct (Ex poster) approved terminology is that was cut and re-written.

Anyway, Mrs Nose took Little Nose to see it last week and they both enjoyed it.