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Quote from: Shit Good Nose on October 04, 2021, 02:49:59 PMAlain Resnais
Quote from: zomgmouse on October 05, 2021, 01:35:58 AMresnais i'd need to see more of but i've loved what i've seen so far
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 05, 2021, 10:21:47 AMStarted to watch Tony Scott's Man on Fire (2004) but after an hour of Denzel Washington bonding with a 9 year old girl, I gave up. Fucking Tony Scott, that's last time I say he's better than his brother - lots of nice shots but it takes an interminable amount of time for him to do anything.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 05, 2021, 10:21:47 AMFucking Tony Scott, that's last time I say he's better than his brother
Quote from: zomgmouse on October 05, 2021, 01:35:58 AMgreenaway is funny. maybe viewing his films through that lens would help. ditto maddin and potter whom i both adore. resnais i'd need to see more of but i've loved what i've seen so far
Quote from: Mobius on October 05, 2021, 12:21:26 AMWatched Silent Hill because I told my partner I hadn't seen a scary movie in my entire life, and she said this one was right scary and would shit me up. It didn't, and it was pretty awful.
Quote from: Shit Good Nose on October 05, 2021, 09:27:10 AMScratch that - I meant Raul Ruiz. Always get those two mixed up. I think it's Resnais' Providence that gets me mixed up.
Quote from: Dusty Substance on October 05, 2021, 11:45:10 PMSilent Hill is by no means a good film but there is something properly nightmarish about it. The shonky CGI, repetitive nature of the plot, the unique monster design all adds to the genuine weirdness of the film. I watched it about a decade ago with my then girlfriend who was a fan of the games and into the whole mythology, and she liked it way more than I did, so it probably helps to have knowledge of the game's universe.The film made it onto 366WeirdMovies.com canonical list (https://366weirdmovies.com/silent-hill-2006/) so it can't be all that bad.
Quote from: Blumf on October 05, 2021, 10:36:37 AMI quite like the woozy feel of it, nice to just have it on late and let it wash over you.
Quote from: peanutbutter on October 06, 2021, 12:31:37 PMKing Arthur the Guy Richie oneSo the King Arthur as a geezer stuff of the first half is dumb but was alright, the film falls apart massively when it becomes clear they're trying to establish some kind of running franchise.Found out afterwards they had six films as an Avengers style thing planned, which seems insane..
Quote from: sevendaughters on October 06, 2021, 02:05:54 PMSorry to Bother You
Quote from: imdbAccording to Bee Vang (Thao Lor), the Hmong actors and actresses for this movie were isolated from the rest of the cast and crew. According to Vang, efforts by the Hmong actors and actresses to correct the portrayal of Hmong traditions were ignored. He has also refuted claims that the Hmong actors and actresses were encouraged to improvise. According to Vang, when he tried to improvise, Clint Eastwood told him to "stick to the script." Vang also stated that the cast and crew had attended a baseball game, but the Hmong actors and actresses were not invited. It was assumed that the Hmong actors and actresses were immigrants and did not know about baseball, but the majority of the Hmong actors and actresses were U.S. natives. Bee Vang later participated in a parody of this movie, "Thao Does Walt", in which he played an elderly Hmong man to a teenage Caucasian boy, highlighting perceived racial stereotyping in the original scene.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 06, 2021, 08:10:35 PMThe Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988) - When I first saw this as a teenager I didn't particularly like it, which confuses me no end as I loved it to pieces today and so can only presume my younger self was an absolute cunt. It's the shaggiest of shaggy dog tales, constantly inventive and playful, and even Eric Idle is likeable somewhat amazingly, while Neville is majestic as the lead. I think in the scheme of things I just about prefer Brazil but this comes a close second, and is Gilliam at the very top of his game. 8.3/10
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on October 05, 2021, 10:21:47 AMI used to love Greenaway but he definitely went off the boil in a major way. Drowning By Numbers, A Z And Two Noughts, and The Cook... have a certain comic sensibility as well as being excellent in other ways. He definitely could be emptily pretentious, believing he was creating great art for the ages. Nudity and grimness don't make great art, Juliet Stevenson drowning people does.
Quote from: frajer on October 06, 2021, 08:29:05 PMHooray! I adored this (and Time Bandits, naturally) as a nipper and was so happy when I revisited it in my cynical adult years and found I still loved it.Yeah it's a shaggy old dog, a glorious mess and the sort of overblown extravaganza that probably shouldn't have been made, but much like one of the Baron's tall tales it feels all the more wonderful for existing at all. Might just have to crack open the Blu-ray this weekend.
Quote from: greenman on October 07, 2021, 07:31:29 AMI do think it holds together a bit better than Time Bandits personally and as you say Neville really is amazing in the lead, if the film had done well I suspect he'd have ended up as an A grade hollywood luvie, as it is I suspect a lot of the work he got in the 90's/00's might well have been off the back of Baron Munchhausen.Really hope it ends up on UHD at some point as for one thing I'm sure the sets/FX would look great with limited CGI use and for another it might help it build up a bit more popularity.
Quote from: Egyptian Feast on October 10, 2021, 12:57:29 AMThe 'Rhapsody In Blue' section of Fantasia 2000 is worth a watch too. I watched it repeatedly on a pissed flight to Hong Kong and it became my favourite bit of the two films, though I haven't watched it sober, so could be talking complete shit.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 10, 2021, 10:29:02 AMI've heard mixed reviews of Fantasia 2000, with the general gist being that some bits are fantastic and some are bit naff, but the completist in me means I'll definitely watch it whatever the case.
Quote from: imdbThough Josef Von Sternberg is credited for having written the script to Blonde Venus, the true author of the script was in fact Marlene Dietrich. She agreed not to recieve credit for writing the movie due to the obvious struggles it would cause with the hays office and code. This turned out to be a good idea, as both Dietrich and Von Sternberg were suspended for several months as the story was cut, watered down and made into weak lemonade to satisfy the censors. It took nearly a year before the smoke cleared. But all the frustrations and drama from the censors caused the story to lose its appeal for both Dietrich and Von Sternberg. By the time filming finally began, both director and star no longer liked, nor wanted to make the picture any longer.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 10, 2021, 02:57:46 PMGemini (1999) - Creepy and strange mood piece from Tetsuo: The Iron Man's Shinya Tsukamoto where a doctor is married to an amnesiac and though her parents are suspicious of her initially all seems to be going well. That of course doesn't last, Spoiler alertboth parents are soon dead and the poor old Doctor has been shoved down a well by his doppelganger, who delights in taunting him[close]. Along with the nature of love it plays around with ideas about the class divide, and though it perhaps lacks substance it's never less than visually fascinating, and the atmosphere is a genuinely unsettling one. 7.1/10
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