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Film FlickYouCrew (S.80 Edition)

Started by Dew, Nov 23, 2014, in Entertainment

  1. hope to finally see SILENCE today!

    @FilmAndWhisky nice list - do u have a link to the "animated masterpiece of cinematic audiovisual ecstasy" u recommend
     
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    Jan 9, 2017 سيف الله

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  3. @Twan nice to still see love for the Witch! And I caught up on Under the Shadow recently which, while the horror elements didn't quite work for me, I dug a lot.

    @Dew I second Natalie Portman being absolutely excellent in Jackie

    I've yet to see Moonlight and Certain Women still, but as of now Manchester remains my favorite of the year!
     
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    Jan 9, 2017 Remember II otw.

    My list is tuff but I'm not dropping it til I see Silence & Paterson !!
     
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    Jan 9, 2017 I feel lyke Pablo

    same!

    wanna see Silence with me this weeknd

    my wife won't lol
     
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    Jan 9, 2017 Remember II otw.

    Yes :hearteyes:
     
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    when u gonna make a letterboxd
     
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    so we gotta wait for The Love With blu ray to leak or what?
     
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    Jan 9, 2017 I feel lyke Pablo

    never knew of it until now but looks cool! Might have to make one
     
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    its a lot easier tracking my films there then in the notes app
     
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  11. I'm quite certain Paterson will break into my top 10 once i f--king see it lol

    @Papa Andy I'll link you to a vimeo of it. Seemed to go mostly under the radar after we programmed it for VIFF, but hopefully it works for you like it did me. Use some damn good speakers/surround if possible because the sound design will make or break it for you.
    @Dew Yes.
    @BobbyDigital Natalie Portman easily the greatest thing about the otherwise whatever Jackie, and I came very close to including her in top 3 actresses
    @Swizz DO IT
     
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  12. Lol kt won't either
     
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    @FilmAndWhisky Dope list as expected. Very interesting that you went with both Stewart and Williams from Certain Women for Supporting Actress. I liked both, but I thought Gladstone was definitely the standout.

    ReverseShot posted its best of 2016 list last week (http://reverseshot.org/series/entry/2292/best_of_2016) and followed up today with their 11 Offenses. http://reverseshot.org/series/entry/2298/offenses_of_2016

    The offenses are pretty brutal, but there are only 2 films there I would really go to bat for (Midnight Special, Hell or High Water), so I guess that's not too bad. I liked Jackie too, but I had my reservations.
     
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    Jan 10, 2017 Charlie don't surf

    Love Reverse Shot, but how people found Neon Demon controversial is beyond me. They say it makes women look bad when the entire movie is about shitty Hollywood scum. Everybody looks bad. Keanu's character is a child rapist. All of the male characters salivate over a child. Everyone is superficial and petty, not just the women. f--k off with fitting everything into current social topics. The movie is dead simple. At least the "style over substance" argument is reality based, though kind of old hat with Refn at this point.
     
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  15. RIGHT?

    ...what?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahah

    Same shit, different movie. Funny how such a large sect of the film community antagonizes Refn and similar artists for not being substantive, only to cling on to the same condescending buzzwords that do nothing to deconstruct any of the interpretations people have made about their work. I've got no issue with narrative viewers who have a hard time watching Neon Demon or other comparable's, but I do with those who make up such sweeping, derogatory statements like that.

    Watch the commentary. Read an analysis or two. Look at what influenced it. Context coincides with other perspectives, and neither have anything to do with whatever sociopolitical insecurities these morons clearly have. Drive/OGF fans getting on their high horse about Neon Demon (formally, thematically, morally) is the most clear case of critical hypocrisy I've ever seen. Refn hasn't changed a bit.

    /rant. What a joke.
     
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    I thought Neon Demon was hard af.


    Only God Forgives can f--k off tho
     
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    Well since I fully expect Silence & Paterson to break my list as Scorsese and Jarmusch are my lovers, I'll just go ahead and drop the list I have right now and update it later.

    1. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonegan)
    2. Horace & Pete (Louis C.K.)
    3. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
    4. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
    5. Kaili Blues (Bi Gan)
    6. 31 (Rob Zombie)
    7. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
    8. Aquarius (Kleber Mendoca Filho)
    9. Graduation (Cristian Mungiu)
    10. Hail Caesar! (Coen Brothers)
    11. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
    12. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
    13. A Bride for Rip Van Winkle (Shunji Iwai)
    14. Sully (Clint Eastwood)
    15. Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton)

    Best Director:
    Kenneth Lonergan

    Best Writer:
    Louis C.K.

    Best Actor:
    Casey Affleck

    Best Actress:
    Sonia Braga

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Steve Buscemi/Alden Ehrenreich

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Michelle Williams/Lily Gladstone

    Best Cinematographer:
    Emmanuel Lubezki

    Best Score:
    Cliff Martinez

    Strongest Debut:
    Bi Gan
     
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    Jan 10, 2017 Charlie don't surf

    "Empty" is the new "pretentious" as far as completely valueless criticism goes. That word clues you in to exactly how little people tried to enjoy it. It couldn't be more obvious as a take on giallo which cleverly sets Dracula/Bathory type material against Hollywood's toxic obsession with youth and beauty. Anybody and their mother should be able to tell that much. Instead, people rattle off the usual talking points about Refn being a shallow formalist like they've never seen any of his movies before he worked with Gosling.

    Sup with your 2 star rating of My Bloody Valentine btw? @Pinhead

    Have you read/seen Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party? I remember Louis saying it inspired Horace & Pete. That show just bored/depressed me too much to get passed an episode or two though. @Vahn
     
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    Nah I'm not really familiar with Leigh's work.

    Depressing cinema >>>>

    :mjcry:
     
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    Half of my favorite movies are depressing, but something about Horace & Pete being a static shot like a stage play half the time made it so dreary and dull. The lack of ambient noise as well. I get that it's intended, but at that point why not just do an actual play?

    I don't think it was for me regardless. I'm kind of tired of comedians being faux philsophic pessimists and I'm already so familiar with Louis that it breaks emersion whenever he clearly takes a bit of stand up and repurposes it. Honestly miss when he made lighter stuff like Lucky Louie. Less grating.
     
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