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« Reply #270 on: February 17, 2018, 03:14:44 AM »
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg which was many kinds of incredible. Once I grew accustomed to the singing delivery (which didn't take long) it was wholly engrossing and wonderful and the way it chronicled the various stages of the relationship was impressive.

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« Reply #271 on: February 18, 2018, 10:12:12 PM »
Today in my efforts to watch a lot more films, I watched Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman) and Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano) No particular reason for that pairing they were just things I wanted to see

Not quite sure I can make up mind with the 2 Akerman films, I've seen. They manage to be watchable despite nothing much happening in them. Dielman is definitely an interesting, powerful work, but I'm not sure what I can say I've got from the experience. Definitely glad I watched it though.

And Kikujiro was a delightful thing. A premise that could make for an awful sentimental film, but it avoids that and is genuinely funny. My favourite I've seen by Takeshi so far.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #272 on: February 18, 2018, 10:38:13 PM »
Today in my efforts to watch a lot more films, I watched Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman) and Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano) No particular reason for that pairing they were just things I wanted to see

Not quite sure I can make up mind with the 2 Akerman films, I've seen. They manage to be watchable despite nothing much happening in them. Dielman is definitely an interesting, powerful work, but I'm not sure what I can say I've got from the experience. Definitely glad I watched it though.

And Kikujiro was a delightful thing. A premise that could make for an awful sentimental film, but it avoids that and is genuinely funny. My favourite I've seen by Takeshi so far.
Dielman is such a wonderfully structured piece, it's quite nicely divided into smaller chunks and has a clear looming deadline. There's also some parts of her going up and down the house that are edited relatively manically too, I think.

* the weekend inevitably breaking up the structure of things (iirc the sons friend was going to be visiting too?), which it never actually gets to

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« Reply #273 on: February 19, 2018, 08:24:55 AM »
The Young Girls of Rochefort was an absolute triumph. The colours, the music and dance, the almost farcical level of coincidence and paths. Probably also the most joyful film to also feature an axe murder subplot. I loved this to bits and it got me in a right state by the end cheering the characters on.

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« Reply #274 on: February 19, 2018, 08:33:57 AM »
Sing Street - A lovely film about a boy starting a band in mid-80s Ireland. From the fella who did Once. Some great original songs that seem both plausible for a 15 year old to write and still catchy. Not sure about the ending

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« Reply #275 on: February 19, 2018, 01:11:49 PM »
Pacific Rim, a lot of fun in parts. Definitely a lot of awe in this but there was a lot of less enthralling bits to sit through. Did not have its tone very consistent at all and some very loose threads going on. But I did enjoy it.

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« Reply #276 on: February 19, 2018, 02:18:51 PM »
I find the Queer as Anarchy bloke a very unlikable protagonist, which is OK when he playing a biker scumbag but not when he is being an action hero

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« Reply #277 on: February 20, 2018, 12:20:06 AM »
Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)

What a little cracker this film is. A dark, downbeat comedy with some brilliantly funny moments. Ace dialogue, excellent performances.

I also really like Todd Solondz's follow up to this, Happiness, so now I need to seek out his other work!
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« Reply #278 on: February 20, 2018, 01:02:03 AM »
Just watched Paul Schafer's Cat People. Good cast, decent soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder, subject matter possibly ripe for the problematic thread.

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« Reply #279 on: February 20, 2018, 01:27:40 AM »
Rent.

Musical numbers are mostly great, some of the characters are abysmal. 7/10

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« Reply #280 on: February 20, 2018, 01:32:41 AM »
Watched Two Days, One Night about that length of time ago, very effective look at depression/exploitive workplace politics although I confess I was glade it wasn't longer than 90 mins given how heavy going it was.

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« Reply #281 on: February 20, 2018, 02:45:58 AM »
Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)

What a little cracker this film is. A dark, downbeat comedy with some brilliantly funny moments. Ace dialogue, excellent performances.


I found this so tragic while also incredibly funny. But also very tragic!

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« Reply #282 on: February 20, 2018, 10:54:08 AM »
The War Of The Roses

I thought I'd seen this in the early 90s but all I could remember were the scenes from the trailer (Her with a rain soaked blouse, him pissing on the fish, her in her big van driving over his little car, her throwing a plate at him, him saying "I have more square footage" to Danny DeVito) which I must've seen several hundred times whilst watching Sky Movies before school every morning from 1990-1994. In the time when they didn't have enough films to show them 24 hours a day.

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« Reply #283 on: February 20, 2018, 01:22:30 PM »
I found this so tragic while also incredibly funny. But also very tragic!

It's really quite something, isn't it! Constantly surprising. Loved it

Talking of love...

Thanks you you lot, I finally got round to seeing Wild Tales (2014).

Really exciting, entertaining, and fun. Brilliant.

The road rage segment!

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #284 on: February 20, 2018, 08:24:09 PM »
Welcome To The Dollhouse (1995)

What a little cracker this film is. A dark, downbeat comedy with some brilliantly funny moments. Ace dialogue, excellent performances.

I also really like Todd Solondz's follow up to this, Happiness, so now I need to seek out his other work!
Dark Horse was a really welcome return to form after a whole bunch of duds imo. His style shifts way more heavily down the Happiness direction, imo mostly for the negative. Welcome to the Dollhouse is still best imo

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« Reply #285 on: February 20, 2018, 09:26:03 PM »
Just watched Paul Schafer's Cat People. Good cast, decent soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder, subject matter possibly ripe for the problematic thread.

Personally I much prefer the original - mostly because it's quieter and works more via implication, I think. That said, I do like the Moroder soundtrack.

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« Reply #286 on: February 20, 2018, 09:44:10 PM »
I'll keep an eye out for it, I do like films from that era. This was expiring on Mubi so I went for it.

They had the excellent Blue Collar on there as well but I'd seen that quite recently.

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« Reply #287 on: February 21, 2018, 12:26:18 AM »
Saw it almost 15 years ago (so was probably about 16/17), but as it was falling off Mubi I rewatched Man Bites Dog, it's as bleak as I remembered, but much funnier in a grim sort of way. Another one for the 'problematic' thread I guess, he's a bit of a xenophobe and misogynist like.

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« Reply #288 on: February 21, 2018, 11:44:19 PM »
Eva. Joseph Losey directs Jeanne Moreau and Stanley Baker in a 1962 European noir about a man who falls obsessively in love with an escort. Makes a lot of changes to the book but the essence is more or less there. It was pretty good. Foggy Venice makes for a moody setting.

The Adolescent. Directed by Jeanne Moreau. Rather sweet portrait of a girl's summer holiday in the country in 1939. Bucolic coming-of-age type stuff. Very good.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #289 on: February 22, 2018, 11:07:25 PM »
Willie 1er. Strange French indie film about a middle-aged misfit who flocks the familial nest after his twin brother died. It was good.

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« Reply #290 on: February 22, 2018, 11:36:25 PM »
Sally Potter's Rage which I really got into. It's an hour and a half of people talking into a camera slowly unveiling the inner goings on of a fashion show over a week, including a murder investigation. Great cast, including Steve Buscemi, Dianne Wiest, Jude Law, Eddie Izzard, Riz Ahmed and Judi Dench. May not quite be some people's cup of tea due to the possibly repetitive nature of the camera setup but it drew me in.

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« Reply #291 on: February 22, 2018, 11:40:02 PM »
For a second I thought you may have meant this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_(1999_film)

I really should rewatch it.

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« Reply #292 on: February 22, 2018, 11:43:45 PM »
For a second I thought you may have meant this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_(1999_film)
Ha, no. Though when I was looking up this Rage I did find a George C. Scott film of the same name from 1972 which I now quite want to watch.

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« Reply #293 on: February 23, 2018, 01:13:15 PM »
Saw the original 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Felt a bit rushed in the sense that it didn't give quite enough time for the panic to set in and as such some of the middle was kind of clunky and lost some of the suspense of the book. But overall this was rather good. Created a nice amount of paranoia. The scene on the highway at the end in particular was excellent.

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« Reply #294 on: February 23, 2018, 05:55:21 PM »
Dog Day Afternoon

I'm not really a Pacino fan. He's good in The Godfather, obviously, but Scarface, Carlito's Way, and Heat all left me a little bit underwhelmed. Dog Day Afternoon is brilliant, though, and so's his performance.

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« Reply #295 on: February 23, 2018, 06:33:22 PM »
Whiny 70's Pacino > Shouty 90's Pacino

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« Reply #296 on: February 23, 2018, 09:41:57 PM »
I just saw Working Girl in an abandoned office block. I enjoyed it in spite of the horrid '80s glamorisation of neoliberalism and 'business',unfortunately we now know one Tess wouldn't fix the problem.

Still funny how Baldwin went from playing a sleazy cretin to the male version of Sigourney Weaver's role in most of his films only to turn out to be a sleazy cretin.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #297 on: February 24, 2018, 10:29:46 AM »
The Passionate Friends
PTA has seen this film and he wants everyone to know. Not really all that like Phantom Thread but probably the film he was thinking of when he came up with it, quite a bit of this film for me was "hey, Phantom Thread featured a place like that!" but the actual reasons for why seemed to be really shallow referencing.
It's a David Lean film, so I thought it was a bag of shite.

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« Reply #298 on: February 24, 2018, 11:19:29 AM »
You don’t like The Dean?

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #299 on: February 24, 2018, 05:00:17 PM »
The Jerk (1979) - Deeply silly and inventive throughout, whilst the odd joke hasn't aged well there's some great set pieces and Martin's performance makes it a classic. 8.0 / 10

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) - Another Steve Martin film directed by Carl Reiner, the first 15 minutes are a bit slow and overall it's a overly reliant on it's central concept, but it did make me smile a great deal and laugh out loud a good few times. 7.3/10