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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #330 on: February 28, 2018, 12:16:06 PM »
Once I get passed LA Story I probably will skip most of his nineties work though.

I LOVE LA Story.  Love it.

Don't skip The Spanish Prisoner.  Not a comedy, obviously, but a cracking little film.

Leap of Faith and A Simple Twist of Fate are both okay, but more drama than comedy.  The latter also verges more into family/kids film territory.

Sgt. Bilko is nowhere near as bad as you expect it to be.

Mixed Nuts is a bit of a guilty pleasure.  Emphasis on guilty.

I remember enjoying Novocaine when I saw it at the cinema, but I've not seen it since then, so that's 17 years ago and I remember very very little about it.

He's good in Shopgirl, but I thought the film itself was otherwise very mediocre.  Ditto It's Complicated.

Love the Coopers isn't too bad, but it's more of an ensemble film.  And it's frequently schmaltzy and over earnest.

I quite like The Big Year, but that also requires not minding Jack Black and Owen Wilson both doing their usual schtick.  That's going overboard for most.


So his latter career isn't quite the massive wash-out that most people think it is.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #331 on: February 28, 2018, 01:47:50 PM »
Bowfinger is wonderful.

I just watched Wakefield last night. A recent film with Bryan Cranston that I hadn't heard about. Thought it was splendid. Basically a monologue from a man who has a breakdown and hides in the attic for a year, spying on his family. Good mix of the dark and the humorous.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #332 on: February 28, 2018, 01:53:30 PM »
Bowfinger is wonderful.

"Good seats.  Good seats." (nods reassuringly)

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #333 on: March 01, 2018, 01:03:33 AM »
In Bed With Victoria, quality French film about a respected shark of a lawyer (bit like Josephine in Spiral, but with a messy personal life) whose life is falling apart at the seams, quite daft and surreal in a typically French way. Enjoyed it.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #334 on: March 01, 2018, 05:35:59 AM »
Finally been exposed to my first Cassavetes, at the Cinémathèque. Absolutely loved the two I saw.

Shadows and Love Streams. Almost completely divergent films but so similar. I've never seen anything like his way of filmmaking. It's raw and completely nuts.

Keen for next week's.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #335 on: March 01, 2018, 04:50:30 PM »
Just had the pleasure of showing Don't Look Now to a friend who had never seen it and knew next to nothing about it. The final montage still has to be one of the best pieces of editing in cinema.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #336 on: March 02, 2018, 11:23:38 PM »
California Typewriter
About a typewriter repairs place padded out with some enthusiasts and celebrities.

The celebrities:
John Mayer seems like a tedious bore who comments on Rolling Stones videos about how he wishes he was around in the 60s instead of now
Tom Hanks seems charming but also kind of insufferably obnoxious, but also openly so
Sam Shepherd seems very old and very frail, he kinda shites on about how "it's real, that ink!" but manages to make it sound cool regardless

The enthusiasts:
The artist guy seems like he wants to fuck a typewriter, but the editing is largely to blame there. He makes the exact kind of kitsch tat that you'd expect Bay Area techies to piss money away on
The typewriter band were as insufferable as you'd expect, it's nice they found each other, I guess
The english collector guy was boring, but I liked how the scene of him and the one other collector guy he was hoping to buy from seemed like the most insincerely cordial thing ever

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #337 on: March 02, 2018, 11:29:49 PM »
Is that a film or a documentary, can't tell.

itsfredtitmus

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #338 on: March 03, 2018, 12:17:29 AM »
combat shock (1984)

turns out, yosser never did find a job

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #339 on: March 03, 2018, 05:45:39 PM »
Sans Soleil by Chris Marker
Really amazing. Some of the sequences were just breathtakingly inventive, like the sequence on the train which juxtaposes the mundane stillness of a morning commute with images of... No I won't spoil it. It's one of those rare films which feels like it introduces a new way of seeing.

Pauline à la plage by Éric Rohmer
Same old, same old from Rohmer. Entertaining enough, but getting a little bit too schematic.

Merry-Go-Round by Jacques Rivette
Almost impossible to follow, but has a certain shaggy charm. Extremely hindered by the fact that Maria Schneider cannot hide her desire to be literally anywhere else. But I'm always really taken by Rivette's ability to make a lot out of very little.

itsfredtitmus

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #340 on: March 03, 2018, 06:00:35 PM »
the way people describe Rohmer (both positive and negative) is exactly like what someone that really loathes mike leigh would say about mike leigh

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #341 on: March 03, 2018, 06:09:33 PM »
watched deadbeat at dawn right after watching combat shock last night
little stunner. lots of wonderfully manic editing in fight scenes

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #342 on: March 03, 2018, 08:15:35 PM »
Today I saw Run, Lola, Run!

It's another film I've not seen or really thought about since I was in my teens. I actually wanted to revisit it, but it cropped up at a film festival, so I thought I would go and catch it.

It's essentially a '90s ripoff of Kieślowski's Blind Chance, and then Sliding Doors did both of them badly. Then again I doubt Kieślowski owns the idea of synchronicity and altered timelines.

Anyway, this was shown in what was normally a club, and the sound was piped through the main PA a bit too loud, which made the very '90s direction (Dutch angles, fast cuts and interspersed camcorder footage) and pounding techno make it seem like a feature length music video.

It is probably the best way to consume it, it was fantastic.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #343 on: March 03, 2018, 09:25:11 PM »
Today I saw Run, Lola, Run!


Best hairy armpit movie

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #344 on: March 03, 2018, 09:26:56 PM »
Watching Cocktail right now (not by choice). Never seen it before.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #345 on: March 03, 2018, 09:51:19 PM »
Best hairy armpit movie

I've definitely got a thing for proper artificial red hair, but that's not important right now.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #346 on: March 03, 2018, 10:41:24 PM »
Magic Mike.

So much fun. Went in expecting a fun Saturday night blast (and got it), but was impressed by a character-driven come-up story with a heart of gold. Tatum as Magic Mike is beyond likeable, and he plays a smooth operator who can strip with passion and also view it from an amused distance. Laughs and a strangely affecting love story made this a treat.

Also - Cody Horn. Mercy...

Z

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #347 on: March 03, 2018, 10:46:47 PM »
Chuck
Liev Schrieber plays that guy who thinks Rocky was based on him. Elizabeth Moss plays his wife. As a completely ignored and already forgotten release, it was an okay half watch, but it was a generic as hell comedy infused narration driven semi-biopic in that kind of style that things like I Tonya do.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #348 on: March 03, 2018, 11:32:45 PM »
Rolling Thunder (1977) - A great, brutal revenge flick. Tarantino's favourite film, apparently

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #349 on: March 04, 2018, 12:25:30 AM »
Ravenous. (Les Affemes) 8/10


One of the odder zombie films I've seen. More akin to 28 Days Later really. Pretty decent though, albeit a tad slow paced and I feel a lot was unexplored. Adds to the mystery, I guess.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #350 on: March 04, 2018, 01:26:31 AM »
I'm happy to admit I watched Braveheart today and enjoyed it out of nostalgia. Look, I'm aware the story is a work of complete fiction and nationalism is bad etc. I hadn't seen it for almost 20 years. The battle scenes more than hold up. The dialogue is mostly terrible, with the romantic moments particularly painful.

I also watched  Sausage Party, which was funnier than I expected. A few good jokes and it reminded me of South Park.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #351 on: March 04, 2018, 02:37:35 AM »
I love "Virgin Among The Living Dead", like, seriously think it's a real proper brilliant work of cinema, so would recommend that next. Please don't be too mean to it.

At your recommendation, watched this - there's some proper interesting atmosphere work going on, very haunting towards the end especially, but a bit too much gratuitous female nudity and fucking for my liking. Especially the final rape scene. Supposedly the scenes with the zombies were added after Franco shot the film and he was annoyed at the recut version but I actually quite liked the zombie bits.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #352 on: March 04, 2018, 03:09:59 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.

Saw this earlier and like you typically find Pacino a bit dull, but this was incredible.

It also handles both homosexuality and transgender stuff in a way that would be reasonably progressive even by modern standards. Sonny is a nice guy who has made a bad decision.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #353 on: March 04, 2018, 07:55:01 PM »
It's hardly "non-new" (came out last year, but it doesn't deserve its own thread), but American Made with Tom Cruise. It's mediocre bumbling crap, to be honest. Uninteresting and done in the style of Cruise narrating over events which I just find really patronising most of the time, "now there was this cartel guy..." etc. I find it doesn't work most of the time, and it probably rips off Netflix's Narcos since if I remember correctly Boyd Holbrook narrates over events in that too and it's about pretty much the same subject matter - Central/South American drug trade in the 80s.

It's not really surely what it wants to be - a satirical comedy, a eye-opening drama, a biographical film - so it mixes all these different things together and isn't good at any of them. Nothing of note ever really happens, we're just dragged along from scene to scene as Cruise recalls the story. Cruise is also very much phoning it in, as is just about everyone else. It's also inspired me to start a thread about Jesse Plemons (he's listed as part of the main cast despite getting all of 2 minutes of screen time and doing nothing) and his increasing ubiquity in films for no reason which I will start soon.

itsfredtitmus

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #354 on: March 04, 2018, 09:43:02 PM »
little murders

so fucking good

so good

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #355 on: March 05, 2018, 12:30:41 AM »
10 Cloverfield Lane. 7/10

Pretty decent thriller. I thought Winstead was good and Goodman was great!

Although I personally feel that the half hearted link but not link to the Cloverfield universe fell flat and it would have worked a bit better if they had gone with the original script and it was a nuclear attack.

I thought the Emmet was a bit of a nothing character really, bar one moment in the film. Would have been fine if they just went full Misery. I'm probably wrong though.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #356 on: March 05, 2018, 01:03:40 AM »
Ms. 45. Blew me away. I was enthralled. It's really difficult to watch, especially at the start, but it's amazing.
I've written some more words on my letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/zomgmouse/film/ms-45/

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #357 on: March 05, 2018, 01:26:29 AM »
have you seen deadbeat at dawn zomg? i bet youd love that

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« Reply #358 on: March 05, 2018, 02:46:27 AM »
have you seen deadbeat at dawn zomg? i bet youd love that
No but it's on my list! As is Little Murders which you mentioned earlier. However I think next I'll be going on a little Ferrara marathon.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #359 on: March 05, 2018, 07:24:11 AM »
little murders

so fucking good

so good

That wedding scene is one of my favourite things. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kCrrjp2epY