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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1110 on: August 05, 2019, 04:31:09 PM »
A Lonely Woman. Unrelentingly depressing almost to the point of absurdity. Life sucks especially if you're a poor single mother in Communist Poland. Can't decide if I liked this or not.
That movie was banned. I might wanna see it now!

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1111 on: August 06, 2019, 12:28:55 AM »
That movie was banned. I might wanna see it now!

Unsurprisingly given how grim a portrait it paints of the situation at the time!

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1112 on: August 06, 2019, 03:03:59 PM »
Forbidden World (1982)
Schlocky space horror. A reasonable amount of tit, fair bit of gore, did the monster get reused in Rutger Hauer flick Split Second? I liked the robot.

There was a scene that, I think, passed the Bechdel Test, whilst the women have their norks out. So, make of that what you will.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1113 on: August 09, 2019, 07:51:24 PM »
I'm a Cyborg, but that's Ok.

Really enjoyable, but probably still my least favourite of the PCW films I've seen (Vengance trilogy, Handmaiden).

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« Reply #1114 on: August 11, 2019, 02:35:09 AM »
Return Home. Charming Australian comedy about a man who takes a break from city life and goes back to visit his family in a small town. Lovely and wistful with a great soundtrack.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1115 on: August 11, 2019, 07:42:08 PM »
Just seen Hitchcock's Notorious (for free, cheers Mubi go!).

Decent spy noir with Ingrid Bergmann and Cary Grant smashing it/falling in love.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1116 on: August 11, 2019, 08:08:47 PM »
Saw the most disturbing, depressing film i have ever seen, with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth called Funny Games, from 2007. felt sick after watching it, fascinated at same time, never seen anything like it. i dont think i want to watch it again though.

about a home invasion, we watch a family get  tortured, tormented and murdered by pair of psychopaths over the space of two hours. ive never seen violence portrayed in this way, the acting is incredible its by Michael Haneke.
i could not figure out why Naomi Watts Tim Roth and Haneke  distinguished hollywood actors and director would star in what at first sounded like a low budget piece of torture porn trash, not that at all. no music, virtually zero gore, very unusually filmed, it just trying to portray violence in a realistic way. i got a slight david cronenberg vibe from it.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1117 on: August 11, 2019, 11:48:54 PM »
Close Up
Would've benefitted from watching it in a less distracted mood. Formally it's pretty fantastic stuff, very well put together and the line blurring is crazy, and the level to which it mixes the various pieces so naturally is super impressive.
Didn't do a whole lot for me on an emotional level but I think that's partially down to a suboptimal viewing, I'm sure its rep is more down to how ludicrously impressive Kiarostami comes across that the film itself all the same.


Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1118 on: August 11, 2019, 11:49:54 PM »
Saw the most disturbing, depressing film i have ever seen, with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth called Funny Games, from 2007. felt sick after watching it, fascinated at same time, never seen anything like it. i dont think i want to watch it again though.

about a home invasion, we watch a family get  tortured, tormented and murdered by pair of psychopaths over the space of two hours. ive never seen violence portrayed in this way, the acting is incredible its by Michael Haneke.
i could not figure out why Naomi Watts Tim Roth and Haneke  distinguished hollywood actors and director would star in what at first sounded like a low budget piece of torture porn trash, not that at all. no music, virtually zero gore, very unusually filmed, it just trying to portray violence in a realistic way. i got a slight david cronenberg vibe from it.
Errr... Haneke isn't a distinguished Hollywood director though, and Funny Games is exactly like the kind of things he built his rep on (e.g. Funny Games)

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1119 on: August 12, 2019, 01:51:13 AM »
Errr... Haneke isn't a distinguished Hollywood director though, and Funny Games is exactly like the kind of things he built his rep on (e.g. Funny Games)

okay cannes distinguished admired in hollywood, he has made some great films. i didnt know it was a identical remake intended for the English speaking world until after i saw it. i thought it sounded stupid, its not perfect but i liked what it was trying to do, he was onto something with this.
i think it is a critique of violence in cinema of some sort, he made violence just seem depressing and mostly dull. yet at the same time more horrific.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1120 on: August 12, 2019, 01:56:14 AM »
Errr... Haneke isn't a distinguished Hollywood director though, and Funny Games is exactly like the kind of things he built his rep on (e.g. Funny Games)

Yeah that comment baffled me a bit... perhaps Hundhoon just wasn't aware of Haneke's previous output including the original Funny Games that he himself remade? I have only seen the original but I'm wondering if the remake works on a new level given it's made in America.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1121 on: August 12, 2019, 02:39:13 AM »
Watched Jean-Luc Godard's Meetin' WA for about the third time and I have to say that I enjoy it more and more every time because Woody Allen looks pretty baffled by the entire thing and Godard's idiosyncratic editing choices are so unnecessary in this context that it can all be pretty much enjoyed at face value without too much chin stroking. The fact that Godard asks Allen questions and then edits out his answers is just straight-up funny.

Will try to watch more films in general, health permitting

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1122 on: August 12, 2019, 02:43:38 AM »
I think I enjoy more Godard's interviews than his films (some of which I love).

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« Reply #1123 on: August 12, 2019, 02:49:42 AM »
I've increasingly found that, hearing him talk about his films is very often more fruitful and fulfilling than actually watching them. Especially since the 90s when his cinematic output started to become insufferably morose

He's also a great interviewee, can talk in depth but also loves fucking with people

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1124 on: August 12, 2019, 03:00:00 AM »
I don't think I'll ever watch Funny Games because home invasion films really frighten me

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« Reply #1125 on: August 12, 2019, 10:15:44 AM »
Fahrenheit 11/9 I liked how no-one came out looking good from it with Obama's fake sip of poisoned water.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1126 on: August 13, 2019, 12:40:35 PM »
The Seduction of Joe Tynan by Jerry Schatzberg

Fair enough, very well done, well acted. Lacks a touch of madness, and coasts on Alda's amiable oddball presence even though he's playing a complicated person. Some of the dramatic scenes feel as if they've been played out before in more intriguing films. The cast are all great, but Rip Torn is the best thing in it as usual.

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« Reply #1127 on: August 13, 2019, 12:42:16 PM »
Also watched Jess Franco's Venus in Furs and thought it was garbage

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« Reply #1128 on: August 14, 2019, 11:18:33 PM »
Watched What Men Want on a plane at the behest of Mrs Six. Passable, mildly amusing tosh with only one big laugh from what I assume was one of Tracey Morgan's adlibs. Either fails to answer the question implicit in the title or does so in such a blandly platitudinous way that I've totally forgotten about it. Notable only because it has Big Head from Silicon Valley transforming himself into an uncanny simulacrum of Charles Hawtrey.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1129 on: August 14, 2019, 11:25:16 PM »
Suddenly, Last Summer by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Liked it, good shit. An experience rendered somewhat odd by the sight of Montgomery Clift frequently wincing from having to walk to stand up. Elizabeth Taylor was always a lousy actress, but she does some scenes very well here.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1130 on: August 14, 2019, 11:43:41 PM »
Suddenly, Last Summer by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Liked it, good shit. An experience rendered somewhat odd by the sight of Montgomery Clift frequently wincing from having to walk to stand up. Elizabeth Taylor was always a lousy actress, but she does some scenes very well here.

I remember that the last scene was rather disturbing, and I was surprised that it managed to get past the censorship.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1131 on: August 14, 2019, 11:49:18 PM »
I believe they had to ask for special permission from the censors to depict some of what they depicted, and I must say that I found the revelations about the previously mysterious events to be rather bizarre and not entirely fitting, although according to Williams it's a metaphor for how human beings treat each other, but from the vantage point of today it seems very much the stuff of that particular kind of lurid cod-freudian 50s American stage melodrama. Fun for what it is, but somewhat heavy handed in that way.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1132 on: August 15, 2019, 12:08:46 AM »
you may be right, I need to rewatch it.

watched a marx bros. film tonight, Horse Feathers. fairly enjoyable but far from their best. they should've ditched the musical numbers, and good old zeppo is useless as ever.

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« Reply #1133 on: August 15, 2019, 02:26:37 PM »
Police, Adjective. Ultra-deadpan Romanian film about a police officer tailing a teen for smoking weed. The dramatic climax of the film revolves around a man reading entries from a dictionary out loud. I loved it.

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« Reply #1134 on: August 15, 2019, 03:41:24 PM »
Alex Cox's Walker (1987)
Pretty nice, wearing it's political commentary clearly and unashamedly, with the then present US meddling with the Nicaraguan Contras seeping in to the earlier US meddling with Nicaragua. Ed Harris does a pretty good turn as an upright stiff sociopath, outwardly bone headed confident, but with a lost look of fear in his eyes.

I'll be returning to it again, after I've read up more on the subject.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1135 on: August 15, 2019, 11:40:14 PM »
Popeye (1980) - Weird and odd and misjudged yet still all rather likeable despite being such a strange piece. Indeed that's probably why I liked it so much, it's such a mess of a film and yet quite endearing as Robin Williams mumbles his way through the film as Popeye, Shelly Duvall squeaks and squeals as a surprisingly feisty Olive Oyl, and Paul L Smith makes for a perfect and very surly Bluto. The songs are often quite downbeat, the action is over the top yet not that funny, and the dialogue is a mixture of the very amusing and the curiously absurd, and it all makes for a unique movie that I can understand why some hate but which I was ultimately rather fond of. 7.3/10

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« Reply #1136 on: August 16, 2019, 08:45:38 AM »
A Few Good Men (1992)

Surprisingly shit.

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« Reply #1137 on: August 16, 2019, 09:43:58 AM »
Popeye (1980) - Weird and odd and misjudged yet still all rather likeable despite being such a strange piece.

It is truly a weird film. Were they aiming for something like the early comic strips?


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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1138 on: August 16, 2019, 10:56:29 AM »
Popeye (1980) - Weird and odd and misjudged yet still all rather likeable despite being such a strange piece. Indeed that's probably why I liked it so much, it's such a mess of a film and yet quite endearing as Robin Williams mumbles his way through the film as Popeye, Shelly Duvall squeaks and squeals as a surprisingly feisty Olive Oyl, and Paul L Smith makes for a perfect and very surly Bluto. The songs are often quite downbeat, the action is over the top yet not that funny, and the dialogue is a mixture of the very amusing and the curiously absurd, and it all makes for a unique movie that I can understand why some hate but which I was ultimately rather fond of. 7.3/10

I think that is the only Robin Williams film I like. He usually just seems to me like the only guy in the room who has any cocaine.


edit- wait, isn't he in Hook too? I like that a lot.

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2019 Edition)
« Reply #1139 on: August 16, 2019, 11:08:11 AM »
I've been meaning to watch Popeye. It's just a case of a studio letting Robert Altman do it and expecting it to be somehow normal isn't it?

Anyhow, I watched Dogtooth the other night, I like Lanthimos' stuff, but christ it's grim and strange. Well done though.

I also saw that Animals with Holiday Grainger and Maeby from Arrested Development, quite good film about 30-something listlessness and broken dreams. Couldn't be arsed starting a thread as despite enjoying it don't have all that much to say about it.