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Quote from: Egyptian Feast on March 14, 2022, 06:24:48 PMMona Lisa (1986) Another magnificent performance from Bob Hoskins going mental with a dustbin at Vivian's mum's front door. I hadn't seen this since I was too young to comprehend the real horrors it portrays and it was grimly fascinating to revisit 80s Soho.If ever a film needed a comic relief character with no bearing on the plot, it was this and the scenes with Robbie Coltrane made me wish for a buddy movie where these two characters simply talk shit and nothing happens of any consequence. I liked the (intentional or not) meta joke when Hoskins was watching the porno tape and Coltrane thought it was Channel 4.
Quote from: samadriel on March 23, 2022, 11:39:58 AMAnsel Elgort
Quote from: sevendaughters on March 23, 2022, 12:12:27 PMAnsel Elgort
Quote from: itsfredtitmus on March 24, 2022, 02:26:17 PM(Frameup, 1993, Jon Jost)Thought I'd already seen this but I hadn't, it's just vaguely similar to earlier work he's done. Feel like it fills a gap between his 70s-80s road films and his better known 90s trilogy without ever being transitory. It's maybe his best film, even moreso than Sure Fire and The Bed You Sleep In STUNNING WORK christ i cannot stop thinking about the closing with the shimmering sea and the karen carpenter-type lady's monotone monologue
Quote from: Egyptian Feast on March 14, 2022, 01:28:57 PMWhen Southland Tales was screened once on a Tuesday night at my local, one other guy showed up and laughed out loud when he walked in and saw just me there. At one point he called down to me "Do you have any fucking idea what's going on?" Not really, mate. One of my most memorable cinema experiences. Even if the film lost me somewhere in the opening voice-over, we both liked it and had a good laugh about it afterwards. I keep meaning to rewatch it, but my partner, who forgets most films we watch pretty quickly, remembers The Box all too well and is aware of the director's previous work.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on March 31, 2022, 11:23:46 AMI love Southland Tales. It is quite clearly the product of a man who had far too many ideas to make a film out of, and threw in all his favourite actors for no reason (I've not seen Sarah Michelle Gellar ever play a convincing human being, but she puts all her Buffybot-heart into it). It has something of the same atmosphere as other cult sci-fi films like They Live or Existenz or Johnny Mnemonic, which is to say it's weirdly accurate about how things were going and yet utterly detached from what actually happened in the future-past. I'm sure it'll be watched in 2107 while all the respectable post-9/11 films are in landfill.
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