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« Reply #840 on: June 04, 2018, 09:40:19 PM »
Embarrassing cinephile admission

Sounds a bit like when I started wading through most of Ray Dennis Steckler's films (at least those I could track down in this country) in the late 80s after he was featured on and episode of The Incredibly Strange Film Show.  Around the same time I was trying to watch every Charles Bronson film.  Including all the Family of Cops films.

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« Reply #841 on: June 04, 2018, 10:46:23 PM »

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« Reply #842 on: June 04, 2018, 11:21:18 PM »
Sounds a bit like when I started wading through most of Ray Dennis Steckler's films (at least those I could track down in this country) in the late 80s after he was featured on and episode of The Incredibly Strange Film Show.  Around the same time I was trying to watch every Charles Bronson film.  Including all the Family of Cops films.
"The Hollywood Strangler Meets The Skid Row Slasher" is legitimately one of the grimiest, ugliest movies I've ever seen, and is therefore well worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXrmiuFC3No

(if you can find it, Joe Bob Briggs also did a commentary for it on one of his TV series).

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« Reply #843 on: June 05, 2018, 08:50:19 AM »
Big Bad Wolves as recommended by someone on here. Lovely stuff. I can see why Justin Quarantino liked it so much. It was very much in his wheelhouse. Dark topic with humour throughout. My favourite being "No, that's the cop and that's the paedophile" "Huh...he looks more like a paedophile than him!"

It's probably because we watched it in three chunks (due to the child) that the ending didn't seem as gut punching as it could've been.

I await the American remake starring Steve Carrell with baited breath.

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« Reply #844 on: June 05, 2018, 09:00:19 AM »
The Greasy Strangler - blatant Napoleon Dynamite rip-off, but with added extras of course.  And, also like Napoleon Dynamite, barely whelming.

Z - not quite as good as I remembered it being (having not seen it since the early/mid 90s).  The tone is a little bit uneven for one.  Soundtrack is dodge for another.  Still a good (and important) film, but Missing, Special Section, State of Siegeand The Confession are all much better in my opinion.

The Mattei Affair - Alex Cox's favourite film.  Wow, amazing stuff.
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« Reply #845 on: June 05, 2018, 10:10:47 AM »
The Greasy Strangler - blatant Napoleon Dynamite rip-off, but with added extras of course.  And, also like Napoleon Dynamite, barely whelming.

I enjoyed The Greasy Strangler.  However, I regret watching it, purely because of the scene where the titular character kills the pig nosed man and puts his finger into his missing nose crevice, swirls it around and lifts his finger to his mouth, with blood and mucus upon the end of it and gives it a taste.  That scene keeps on intruding on my thoughts, seemingly without prompt nor reason and it makes me feel physically sick.  Just typing this post is making me feel queasy in fact.  That's not an exaggeration.  I'm literally gagging as I type this sentence.  Fuck's sake.

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« Reply #846 on: June 05, 2018, 02:33:45 PM »
Over the course of last night and this morning I watched the entire Three Colours trilogy. I had no real idea of what I was in for but I was immensely bowled over. There's a lot to take in. Quite an incredible cinematic achievement.

I also watched Night of the Creeps tonight which was a lot of fun.

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« Reply #847 on: June 05, 2018, 02:42:34 PM »
Over the course of last night and this morning I watched the entire Three Colours trilogy. I had no real idea of what I was in for but I was immensely bowled over. There's a lot to take in. Quite an incredible cinematic achievement.

Have you seen Dekalog?  If not, do so - it makes the Three Colours trilogy seem decidedly mediocre.  Which is more a comment about how incredibly good Dekalog is...

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« Reply #848 on: June 05, 2018, 02:45:41 PM »
Have you seen Dekalog?  If not, do so - it makes the Three Colours trilogy seem decidedly mediocre.  Which is more a comment about how incredibly good Dekalog is...

Negatory. Not yet. Up till now I've sort of always been intimidated by even the mention of Kieslowski, like he'd made all these films and was prolific and renowned and every arthouse cinema-lover had to know them. But then I watched these and am now very sold. Dekalog and whatever else he's made will definitely now make its way directly to my list of things to watch.

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« Reply #849 on: June 05, 2018, 02:51:15 PM »
Negatory. Not yet. Up till now I've sort of always been intimidated by even the mention of Kieslowski, like he'd made all these films and was prolific and renowned and every arthouse cinema-lover had to know them. But then I watched these and am now very sold. Dekalog and whatever else he's made will definitely now make its way directly to my list of things to watch.

Dekalog and the extended episodes he turned into stand-alone theatrical films (A Short Film About Love, and A Short Film About Killing) should be your next KK stops.  And then after that just pick whatever at random.  You can't really go wrong.  He did a shit-load of documentaries about a variety of subjects with are worth tracking down as well.

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« Reply #850 on: June 05, 2018, 03:00:47 PM »
Dekalog and the extended episodes he turned into stand-alone theatrical films (A Short Film About Love, and A Short Film About Killing) should be your next KK stops.  And then after that just pick whatever at random.  You can't really go wrong.  He did a shit-load of documentaries about a variety of subjects with are worth tracking down as well.

Noted. Thank you. Someone told me to watch The Double Life of Véronique as well but Dekalog seems like a decent next place to stop over.

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« Reply #851 on: June 05, 2018, 03:05:47 PM »
All of it is good.  I honestly can't think of one film he made which could be considered as poor.  Not as good as some of his others, probably, but certainly not poor.  Granted, I've not seen ALL of his docs, but I can't imagine there being a glaring drop in quality given that everything else is so good.

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« Reply #852 on: June 05, 2018, 05:29:19 PM »
Watched District 9 for the first time. Interesting that it predates the current refugee crisis. Good CGI, world-building and some fun action.

Otherwise, why did this get rave reviews? I didn't like the way it dropped the mockumentary format when it suited the story. A lot of the acting was rubs, it was chockful of clichéd moments, the characterisation was wafer-thin, and it seemed to abandon its interesting premise for your standard Hollywood action denouement. Plus for a film that supposedly explores racism its portrayal of Nigerians was, erm, iffy to say the least.

5/10

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« Reply #853 on: June 05, 2018, 05:52:32 PM »
I enjoyed The Greasy Strangler.  However, I regret watching it, purely because of the scene where the titular character kills the pig nosed man and puts his finger into his missing nose crevice, swirls it around and lifts his finger to his mouth, with blood and mucus upon the end of it and gives it a taste.  That scene keeps on intruding on my thoughts, seemingly without prompt nor reason and it makes me feel physically sick.  Just typing this post is making me feel queasy in fact.  That's not an exaggeration.  I'm literally gagging as I type this sentence.  Fuck's sake.

The best thing about it was the sound, all the music stings and squelchy noises, bit like an episode of Trapdoor. The rest of it was all a bit Napoleon Dynamite/Tim & Eric derivative with a reliance on gross-out humour.

an actually GOOD weird and interesting Napoleon Dynamite type of film is Buzzard.

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« Reply #854 on: June 05, 2018, 07:10:00 PM »
Buzzard is indeed quality.

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« Reply #855 on: June 06, 2018, 07:54:27 AM »
The best thing about it was the sound, all the music stings and squelchy noises...

I unashamedly adore the soundtrack of that film.

Watched District 9 for the first time. Interesting that it predates the current refugee crisis. Good CGI, world-building and some fun action.

Otherwise, why did this get rave reviews? I didn't like the way it dropped the mockumentary format when it suited the story. A lot of the acting was rubs, it was chockful of clichéd moments, the characterisation was wafer-thin, and it seemed to abandon its interesting premise for your standard Hollywood action denouement. Plus for a film that supposedly explores racism its portrayal of Nigerians was, erm, iffy to say the least.

5/10

I very much enjoyed the first 2/3rds of District 9, up until it devolved into a dumb action flick.  Everything that Neill Blomkamp has done since has been underwhelming, to say the least.  All of his subsequent movies have used the same themes and story structure.  He's a one trick pony.

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« Reply #856 on: June 06, 2018, 08:06:02 AM »
I very much enjoyed the first 2/3rds of District 9, up until it devolved into a dumb action flick.  Everything that Neill Blomkamp has done since has been underwhelming, to say the least.  All of his subsequent movies have used the same themes and story structure.  He's a one trick pony.

I think District 9 is the only decent films he's done, even the dumb action flick part.  Chappie is just a straight remake of Short Circuit and, moreso, Short Circuit 2 of course.


Bone Tomahawk - always nice to see Sid Haig.  Liked it a lot.  Different.  I love that it stuck with the slow and mannered style, tone and performances all the way through and didn't give in to an obvious shift to all-out action and typical horror film climax the last act might otherwise have dictated.  A very solid film.  Matthew Fox should stick to TV perhaps, though.  Also think David Arquette should've got a bit more screen time.

Anomalisa - meh.  Comparisons to Lost In Translation are apt (although Anomalisa is a lot better than that) and, by the end of it, I did have a feeling of "but what is point?"  And I saw that "twist" coming the minute Lisa turned up.  Glad I've seen it, but doubt I'll ever watch it again.

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« Reply #857 on: June 06, 2018, 08:33:26 AM »
I think District 9 is the only decent films he's done, even the dumb action flick part.  Chappie is just a straight remake of Short Circuit and, moreso, Short Circuit 2 of course.

Chappie wishes that it was Short Circuit 2.


Bone Tomahawk - always nice to see Sid Haig.  Liked it a lot.  Different.  I love that it stuck with the slow and mannered style, tone and performances all the way through and didn't give in to an obvious shift to all-out action and typical horror film climax the last act might otherwise have dictated.  A very solid film.  Matthew Fox should stick to TV perhaps, though.  Also think David Arquette should've got a bit more screen time.

I was quietly impressed by Bone Tomahawk.  It's due a rewatch, I reckon.

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« Reply #858 on: June 06, 2018, 08:49:46 AM »
Yeah, it's from a similar school of authentic feeling modern revisionist western film making as Open Range and The Proposition.

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« Reply #859 on: June 06, 2018, 08:58:31 AM »
Yeah, it's from a similar school of authentic feeling modern revisionist western film making as Open Range and The Proposition.

I've not seen those two films.

*adds them to the ever expanding 'to watch' list*

Stop making me watch things which I'm liable to enjoy, dammit!

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« Reply #860 on: June 06, 2018, 09:20:09 AM »
Oh, okay.

They're both shit.

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« Reply #861 on: June 06, 2018, 09:20:45 AM »
(they're not)

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« Reply #862 on: June 06, 2018, 09:44:10 AM »
Glad you enjoyed Big Bad Wolves, SteveDave! One of the best films I've seen recently, for sure

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« Reply #863 on: June 06, 2018, 10:00:12 AM »
Oh, okay.

They're both shit.

Phew!  Taking them off my list.

(they're not)

Oh, fuck.  Now I'm adding them back onto my list.

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« Reply #864 on: June 06, 2018, 11:33:58 AM »
What happend to the "Blomkamp to make next film in X1 series" thing?



1. Where X may or may not =Steel Magnolias

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« Reply #865 on: June 06, 2018, 11:39:41 AM »
Watched the first half of "Candyman" last night...s'alright so far...could maybe be a bit less reliant on the jumpscares I was kind of expecting more of a extreme psychological horror like Hellraiser 2...but it just seems so far to be a bit creepypasta...I should have VHS copies of Robocop and Return of the living dead arriving in the next couple of days so im looking forward to cracking those out! :D

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« Reply #866 on: June 06, 2018, 01:31:34 PM »
Watched the first half of "Candyman" last night...s'alright so far...could maybe be a bit less reliant on the jumpscares I was kind of expecting more of a extreme psychological horror like Hellraiser 2...but it just seems so far to be a bit creepypasta...I should have VHS copies of Robocop and Return of the living dead arriving in the next couple of days so im looking forward to cracking those out! :D
I get upset when people don't like "Candyman". I think it's amazing, top (small number) of all time for me. There's just something about it.

Over the course of last night and this morning I watched the entire Three Colours trilogy. I had no real idea of what I was in for but I was immensely bowled over. There's a lot to take in. Quite an incredible cinematic achievement.
Julie Delpy on that red bedsheet in "White" will be the last ever image that wanders through my brain (I hope, maybe I'll be thinking about a cheese sandwich when I get shot, or something).

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« Reply #867 on: June 06, 2018, 01:37:23 PM »
Kazan's Wild River. Thought it was pretty good at the beginning but then got even better. Some quite emotional swaying towards the end. Montgomery Clift was reliably quality and Lee Remick also very good. Jo Van Fleet also remarkable as usual. A stifling and heady atmosphere.

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« Reply #868 on: June 07, 2018, 12:38:52 AM »
Too Late Blues by John Cassavetes

Fantastic. Lost souls, jazz, cigarettes, empty bars, blown chances. Brilliantly involving performances all round. Bobby Darin actually very impressive as a typically bruised Cassavetes lead character. Feels a tad setbound, could have done with more of a feeling of the outside. Not perfect, but great all the same. Heard that it was one of his minor films, but it's actually a gem. 

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« Reply #869 on: June 07, 2018, 12:50:20 AM »
Too Late Blues by John Cassavetes

Fantastic. Lost souls, jazz, cigarettes, empty bars, blown chances. Brilliantly involving performances all round. Bobby Darin actually very impressive as a typically bruised Cassavetes lead character. Feels a tad setbound, could have done with more of a feeling of the outside. Not perfect, but great all the same. Heard that it was one of his minor films, but it's actually a gem.

Where did you find this? Been after it for a bit.