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Started by Famous Mortimer, January 01, 2022, 02:18:34 PM
Quote from: Sonny_Jim on May 24, 2022, 08:12:39 AMFirst feature film, although he'd done a couple of TV episodes before that including an absolute ripper of a Columbo episode. If you've never watched a Columbo episode it's a good place to start.Murder by the book (1971) on IMDB
Quote from: Bad Ambassador on May 24, 2022, 10:15:11 AMSpielberg followed this with three TV movies - Duel, haunted house drama Something Evil and Savage
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 23, 2022, 01:55:03 AMDecoder (1984)FM Einheit off of Einsturzende Neubauten is a guy who, after meeting the High Priest (Genesis P-Orridge) has the revelation that he can replace the muzak played in burger restaurants with the noise music he's been creating, and break people out of their slumber. This leads to him being wanted by the police for fomenting revolution (the music is pushed over the edge by the sound of a frog being squeezed, in case you want to skip that bit). There's other stuff going on, like a guy who represents German bureaucracy being obsessed with a stripper, and a cameo from William Burroughs (the movie is based loosely on something he wrote). But it's mostly a neon-lit nightmare with an incredible soundtrack (partially by The The and Soft Cell, along with the FM Einheit noisescapes). FM's bored sort of girlfriend is played by Christiane Felscherinow, who's best known for being an underage junkie prostitute who had a book written about her which was turned into a 1981 movie, one of those that regularly appears on "what to watch if you never want to be happy again" lists. Her autobiography was made into a series on Amazon last year, which seems to have gotten good reviews too.
Quote from: zomgmouse on May 24, 2022, 01:14:54 AMyes except occasionally Australian films such as Babyteeth which is not very goodhowever young Mendelsohn in Return Home and The Big Steal is very good and both these films are worth seeking out (the latter in particular)
Quote from: Sonny_Jim on May 26, 2022, 08:08:20 AMYeah watched that a while ago with the missus, solid little film and comparisons to Little Miss Sunshine are valid.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 26, 2022, 11:16:20 PMCity Lights (1931) - old Hitler-face doing his homeless shtick. I'd not seen any Chaplin films before, but this was very enjoyable, with a plot about poverty, wealth, drunkenness, and healthcare expenses that still makes sense, while largely being an excuse for Chaplin's silent clowning. Some great gags, and the sentiment is mostly done with a light touch (certainly compared to some silent films). Scenes like the opening statue unveiling and the boxing match are classics. Someone getting a sword up the arse is never not going to be funny. And he wrote the soundtrack. (NB: Does not feature Gerard Kelly.)
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 26, 2022, 04:55:56 PMHologram ManAbsolute belter of a 90s sci-fi/action film. Prison in the future involved people being turned into holograms and having their personalities digitally tweaked til they're good members of society; but Slash Gallagher escapes, gets himself a rubber body and it's up to Captain Decoda to stop him. PM Entertainment made a mountain of similar stuff in the 90s, and this might be the best of the lot. Like a low-budget Demolition Man / Face-Off mashup.
Quote from: famethrowa on May 26, 2022, 12:57:14 PMSuperman 3 (1983). I think I saw this at the cinema when it came out; it was probably bollocks then and it's certainly bollocks now. Major ham all over, cliches, slapstick, inconsistencies, donkey comedy, technofear and shonky CGI. Chris Reeve and Richard Pryor do their best, and Pamela Stephenson looks rather lovely, but it's all a bit like the Goodies meet the Thunderbirds. Oh and the big finish? A malfunctioning bingo blower. John Bluthal doing an hilarious stereotype.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 27, 2022, 12:02:54 AMIs this the Canon Inc one that they hyped up madly then ran out of money making?
Quote from: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on May 27, 2022, 12:38:23 AMNo, that was the utterly abysmal Superman IV,
Quote from: phantom_power on May 30, 2022, 12:55:51 PMIt is interesting that negging and gaslighting were things in 1941 though, and that his character could well have been the inspiration for MRAs.
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on May 30, 2022, 02:33:06 PMhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslight_(1940_film)
Quote from: Memorex MP3 on May 28, 2022, 02:04:38 AMPunishment ParkI dunno, in a lot of ways it was quite grim how much of it felt like it could've been made recently too and it was pretty solid Watkins fare but I think his whole style is used so much better in Edvard Munch that this just felt like a novelty in comparison.I guess I'm gonna have to hype myself up to check out La Commune...
Quote from: samadriel on May 31, 2022, 08:00:06 AMevery single Australian film from the past 20 years being depressing dirges.
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