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Quote from: El Unicornio, mang on October 15, 2021, 02:08:31 PMA Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) - Nothing story, but I loved the visuals/atmosphere and emotion of this. I know that it was filmed in California standing in for Iran due to budget/censorship reasons, but it adds another strange otherworldly feel to it. Transcends place and time often.
Quote from: Egyptian Feast on October 15, 2021, 04:21:29 PMIt would have been interesting if they'd kept the ending from the novel: Spoiler alertBond defeats No by dropping a huge poo on his head[close].
Quote from: dead-ced-dead on October 15, 2021, 04:26:15 PMOne of my favourite scenes in a film from the last ten years comes from that film:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuN4wcDGlIc
Quote from: Inspector Norse on October 17, 2021, 05:55:40 PMPity 2018 Greek film which by virtue of its dark quirkiness earns instant comparisons to Lanthimos, but I really liked this in its own right. It's the tale of a lawyer who enjoys the pity and sympathy of others so much after his wife has a life-threatening accident, that he goes to extreme measures to recapture the feeling after she recovers. It's got its familiar arthouse tropes: still, carefully-framed shots, Mozart's Requiem on the soundtrack, heightened super-stylised colours (it's like watching a Hockney painting), precocious piano-playing bourgeois teenager etc; but the film is really made by its lead Yannis Drakopolous, a man with a glorious face and a wonderful hangdog demeanour, striding sadly round as if defeated by his own purpose. The guy would fit right into a series of Fargo or indeed Coens film.
Quote from: zomgmouse on October 18, 2021, 11:22:14 PMah you watched it! excellent. glad you enjoyed
Quote from: Famous Mortimer on October 19, 2021, 07:49:05 PMI believe the Australian comedian Ash Williams is in one of those docs, and he tells some interesting stories about being in that world on his podcast.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 21, 2021, 08:15:11 PMThe Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961) - Filled with hard boiled, cynical journalists this is a beautifully scripted thriller where after both the US and Russia test nuclear weapons at pretty much the same time it triggers... well, possibly the end of the world, though there is a last ditch attempt to save it. Some of the effects are slightly patchy but otherwise this is sublime stuff, chilling and utterly believable, and comes with some of the best dialogue I've ever heard in a film. 8.5/10As an aside, weirdly there's a tiny bit of nudity as you can see lead actress Janet Munro topless in a mirror, now I'm no prude but it really is odd as it's a blink and you'll miss it moment, and I can't understand why it's there at all, especially given what the BBFC was like in the early 60's.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 17, 2021, 06:26:58 PMThe Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) - Horrendous old white men psychologically brutalize a nineteen year old woman. It's anchored by a stunning performance from Renée Jeanne Falconetti but director Carl Theodor Dreyer also captures the ugliness of the male characters as they pray on Joan to stunning effect, and the photography is impressive throughout, it's perhaps a little repetitive but the ending is a powerful one. 7.1/10
Quote from: sevendaughters on October 21, 2021, 11:33:43 PMrewatched Weekend for the first time in yonks. last time I didn't like it, this time I think it is an assured masterpiece. new wave bogs Godard down: he is a comedic director with a really trenchant eye for bizarre juxtapositions that explode thought. looking for narrative satisfaction then go elsewhere - but if you're looking to get provoked, come here.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 21, 2021, 08:15:11 PMAs an aside, weirdly there's a tiny bit of nudity as you can see lead actress Janet Munro topless in a mirror, now I'm no prude but it really is odd as it's a blink and you'll miss it moment, and I can't understand why it's there at all, especially given what the BBFC was like in the early 60's.
Quote from: phantom_power on October 21, 2021, 09:16:46 PMBlink and you'll miss it Michael Caine as well
Quote from: Blumf on October 21, 2021, 11:16:49 PMPossibly the only good thing the Daily Express has been involved in.
Quote from: steveh on October 22, 2021, 08:52:38 AMRated X on its original release so maybe the studio wanted that certificate as they thought it would improve its success? Val Guest did also go on to write and direct Au Pair Girls and Confessions of a Window Cleaner.
Quote from: PeasOnSticks on October 22, 2021, 12:24:48 AMHave you seen Dreyer's Ordet? A remarkable, brilliant film.
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