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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #630 on: April 18, 2018, 01:14:39 AM »
Big Bad Wolves (2013)

An Israeli film about a bloke who kidnaps a school teacher he believes kidnapped and killed his young daughter. Precedes to torture him, as a cop also gets tangled up in the whole thing

Thought this was pretty good. You're left guessing whether blokey actually did it right to the end, and it's comedic enough in places (no, really!) to not be a total grimfest

Tarantino's favourite film of 2013, apparently

It’s been a while since I saw this but isn’t it made quite clear at the end that he did do it?

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #631 on: April 18, 2018, 11:26:38 AM »
Andre the Giant Documentary
Jesus, this thing absolutely races through his life, doesn't it?

I bloody loved this. Hearing Hulk Hogan doing impressions of Andre and Macho Man Randy Savage was lovely. And Ric Flair and his see-through hair.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #632 on: April 18, 2018, 12:04:11 PM »
oi for england
watched this on a dodgy 7th generation vhs copy on youtube and it was still so good

I wonder where british television would have went if we kept going down this route and never stopped (answer: we'd probably have less nostalgic-for-threads-and-bfi-funded-80s-stuff wheatleys and meadowses)

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #633 on: April 18, 2018, 01:14:12 PM »
Nay SPOILERZ, Mr Torso! ;-D

Midnight Special (2016)

Made by the same team what made Take Shelter, and again starting Michael Shannon, this is a decent slow-burning sci-fi.

Basically a kid is kidnapped/freed by his dad  (Shannon) from a cult as he has certain special powers. The government are also in hot pursuit.

Excellent supporting cast, with Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, and the kid's quite good too.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #634 on: April 18, 2018, 01:37:42 PM »
Nay SPOILERZ, Mr Torso! ;-D

Midnight Special (2016)

Made by the same team what made Take Shelter, and again starting Michael Shannon, this is a decent slow-burning sci-fi.

Basically a kid is kidnapped/freed by his dad  (Shannon) from a cult as he has certain special powers. The government are also in hot pursuit.

Excellent supporting cast, with Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, and the kid's quite good too.

It turns out Santiago Calatrava is an inter dimensional being.

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« Reply #635 on: April 18, 2018, 01:38:53 PM »
Oiii!

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #636 on: April 18, 2018, 04:56:01 PM »
I did enjoy the after dark americana atmophere but it did feel a little slight in the end, magic boy crossing dimensions in itself isn't exactly dramatically deep.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #637 on: April 19, 2018, 03:04:49 PM »
Go (1999)

Pulp Fiction for the American Pie crowd. Pretty terrible. And I was watching it for the first time, so I didn't even have nostalgia. That would be the only way to get anything out of this very dated rubbish. Aimed at wanking teenagers in the 90s.  2/5.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #638 on: April 19, 2018, 05:55:55 PM »
I love Go. I think it does a great job of having the story split up and converge in interesting ways, and it is never predictable. Great soundtrack as well. It is always amusing that the bloke from Grange Hill is in it as well

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #639 on: April 19, 2018, 06:00:04 PM »
Go. When I first saw it I was drunk and thought it was great. Watched it about a year ago and realised it's pretty bad.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #640 on: April 19, 2018, 10:38:23 PM »
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

Well worth a punt, it's grim but good like.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #641 on: April 20, 2018, 04:32:38 AM »
Escape from New York

Can't help but feel that the fantastic 'in the future Manhattan is a prison island and a bunch of left wing radicals have kidnapped the president and bought him there' concept could have resulted in a more interesting film. But it is a low budget action movie we're talking about. As with other Carpenter films there are some interesting subversive political undertones.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #642 on: April 20, 2018, 11:42:28 AM »
You should watch the sequel next; The President is a lot like trump.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #643 on: April 20, 2018, 09:28:56 PM »
Neon Demon - didn't like this at all, overwrought, not particularly original, and considering my ideal visual aesthetic is Kenneth Clark's Civilisation I didn't particularly rate the hyper-stylised visuals much at all. Too clean, too sterile, even if that is the point.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #644 on: April 21, 2018, 12:21:36 AM »
À nos amours by  Maurice Pialat
Fantastic. Messy, discomforting, raw, aggressive, provocative. Bonnaire is tremendous.

Boy Meets Girl by Leos Carax
Very much my kind of thing, but very derivative. In a fun way though.

Full Moon in Paris by Éric Rohmer
A good one. Lots of nice standout moments, especially near the end. Pascale Ogier was very talented, a natural presence.

L'amour à mort by Alain Resnais
A surprising return to something closer to the mood of Resnais' earlier stuff. Great cast, interesting philosophical probing, didn't quite take off for me emotionally.

L'amour par terre by Jacques Rivette
Really, really enjoyed this. Possibly my favourite Rivette so far? I don't know, I'll have to think about that. Geraldine Chaplin and Jane Birkin are such a winning pair. Rivette's stuff is just so full of ideas, it's amazing.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #645 on: April 21, 2018, 04:44:26 AM »
Tampopo

Japanese classic about a single mother trying to become a master noodle chef. Saw Ed Norton describe this as one of his favourite films ever the other day, then happened upon it today. It's inventive and entertaining but I didn't find it all that riveting.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #646 on: April 21, 2018, 05:08:47 AM »
a single mother trying to become a master noodle chef...

...I didn't find it all that riveting.

Who'd have thunk it?

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #647 on: April 21, 2018, 05:30:29 AM »
Neon Demon - didn't like this at all, overwrought, not particularly original, and considering my ideal visual aesthetic is Kenneth Clark's Civilisation I didn't particularly rate the hyper-stylised visuals much at all. Too clean, too sterile, even if that is the point.

Completely agree with this, although I thought Keanu was really good.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #648 on: April 21, 2018, 08:35:42 AM »
Completely agree with this, although I thought Keanu was really good.

yeah totally fair, couldn't see what he strictly added, but it was a good diversion

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #649 on: April 22, 2018, 10:51:21 AM »
True Romance

This felt like a composite of 100 different films I'd seen before. But to its credit, many of them were made later. No Country, Pineapple Express and Lost Highway are all in here. Even The End of the Fucking World seems to pay homage with the way the two main characters look. It's absurd but it wears that on its sleeve. It's a male fantasy, but it acknowledges and pokes fun at that fact. It suffers from the usual Tarantino thing of most of the characters sounding like QT, but even then there's plenty of skilful writing. It also unfortunately features the Tarantino trademark of gratuitous use of the N by white characters. 

Over all though I really enjoyed it.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #650 on: April 22, 2018, 10:56:16 AM »
Early Gandolfini excellence too.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #651 on: April 22, 2018, 11:08:56 AM »
Yeah he's brilliant, I wonder how much that scene factored in the decision to cast him as Tony Soprano.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #652 on: April 22, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
Yeah he's brilliant, I wonder how much that scene factored in the decision to cast him as Tony Soprano.

I believe from an inside source he was originally approached to play Meadow, but due to a schedule conflict he had to play Tony. 

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #653 on: April 22, 2018, 10:35:27 PM »
Valarean and the legend of culrly's gold

Fair play, this film gave me a ballache up my arse from about five minutes in.

space chad was like an unlikable side character from malcom in the middle, like a teenage millhouse trying to be james bond

eyebrows was ok, considering the stuff that the fucking scriptmade her say

Rhianna was good enough for the film as the disposable sexy immigrant space prostitute, (that is to say, she was crap)
who in her non Rhianna form looked like something you would find on the cover of an early late 90s happy hardcore album cover

the most tacky, unimaginative use of an enormous cgi budget ive ever seen, it looked like an advert

i was going to say it looked like a computer game, but the last two games ive played are shadow of the collosus and halflife2, which looked great, were cinematically enthralling and never had rhianna pole dancing in a naitive american head dress

moon raker for millennials 0/10


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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #654 on: April 22, 2018, 11:32:27 PM »
I loved for exactly those reasons^

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« Reply #655 on: April 22, 2018, 11:46:09 PM »
yeah me too

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« Reply #656 on: April 22, 2018, 11:52:58 PM »
i need to stop drinking and watch more movies

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« Reply #657 on: April 23, 2018, 12:09:26 AM »
i need to stop drinking and watch more movies
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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #658 on: April 23, 2018, 09:07:54 AM »
MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

Well worth a punt, it's grim but good like.

I did not get on with this at all. Felt so sloppy and incoherent and almost entirely pointless.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2018 Edition)
« Reply #659 on: April 23, 2018, 08:41:32 PM »
Saw memento in the cinema. Its seen it when I was about 15 but had forgotten most of it. Fitting really.