General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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toin
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2087 posts since 1/4/13

25 Feb 2021 20:25
Wonder how that scene in magnolia was done
16simon
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600 posts since 21/4/11

27 Feb 2021 17:40
Rez wrote: Baskin is pretty horrible! Turkish film, gory.

Just tried watching Baskin - the young cop's reality shifts made it interesting and I wanted to see how that connected to the main plot but it got too fucked up and I couldn't finish it.
gonzoking
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837 posts since 13/3/11

27 Feb 2021 22:35
Great recommendations on the Korean pictures, my imac s fan is working overtime stealing all that shit off of pirate bay right now, on the subject of hurting animals in films I have bad news about all the old westerns ( upto and including the Clint Eastwood films) I heard quentin tarantino discussing this on a podcast years ago, those scenes (many) when you would see a horse fall at speed because they were "shot" or whatever, they would purposely hobble those stunt horses and when it was in the camera and the director was happy they would just shoot them as they were so damaged, horrible but true.
bungleski
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566 posts since 21/7/11

1 Mar 2021 20:54
16simon wrote:
Rez wrote: Baskin is pretty horrible! Turkish film, gory.

Just tried watching Baskin - the young cop's reality shifts made it interesting and I wanted to see how that connected to the main plot but it got too fucked up and I couldn't finish it.

Saw it was on Prime so gave it a go… Some pretty fucked up torture porn scenes with some equally fucked up characters. Certainly not your everyday watch, thanks for that!
Mr.X.
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3124 posts since 23/6/13

1 Mar 2021 21:49
Escape from Pretoria.

Amazing true story. At the end I was getting worried for them.
Trystero
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1633 posts since 1/8/07

3 Mar 2021 16:12
Favourites from latest lockdown film binge:

Beanpole (Balagove, 2019) (trailer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_7Y95snIs
- cant recommend this enough, up there with Bacurau and Portrait of a Lady on Fire as my favourite film of recent times
Western (Grisebach, 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGefOMPmLg
The wolf house (Cocina and Leon, 201Cool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCoYazbA1Ic
Deerskin (Le daim) (Dupieux, 2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVT4jlEJYQA - think of it whenever I see anyone in a deerskin jacket now Smiling
Rez
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8733 posts since 5/4/09

3 Mar 2021 16:17
Deerskin is wicked, loved it. Gonna give beanpole a go, cheers Cool
toin
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2087 posts since 1/4/13

3 Mar 2021 16:56
Deerskin was really fun, its running time was just long enough.

After watching linklaters very amusing homages to the 70s and 80s with Dazed & Confused and Everybody Wants Some I figured Id watch suburbia as I hoped it was the same but then set in the 90s.

Fuck me its bleak. Its pretty good and funny in bursts but it was quite depressing. Can not recommend this for a night with friends.. Reminded me of slacker/clerks but then a lot less breezy.
illmurray
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575 posts since 18/4/12

posted 3 Mar 2021 22:47, edited 3 Mar 2021 22:47
Trystero wrote: Favourites from latest lockdown film binge:

Beanpole (Balagove, 2019) (trailer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73_7Y95snIs
- cant recommend this enough, up there with Bacurau and Portrait of a Lady on Fire as my favourite film of recent times
Western (Grisebach, 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBGefOMPmLg

Don't think I know anyone else that saw Western, was one of my favourite's from that year. I think I have Valeska Grisebach's debut feature (Longing, 2006) that I watched last year on an external HD. I think I struggled to find it so if you want to watch it then let me know.

I'll have to check out Beanpole, saw a couple of things about it.


I've been slacking the last couple weeks but my highlights:

- Rewatched First Cow for a bit of writing I've got coming out friday. One of my favourite films from last year. It's on at the Glasgow Film Festival this week, might've sold out though. Such an excellent film.

- Scorsese's early short The Big Shave. Great, all 5 minutes of it and right on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8wdkiZORlA

- An early Éric Rohmer short called The Bakery Girl of Monceau

- Rewatched Isle of Dogs. There's an awful lot of love in every frame of it, it's such a detailed film. Hard not to love.

Also I finished I May Destroy You today. I know I'm quite late to the party, and technically it's TV, but it's a must watch really. I don't think anything has presented the complexities of consent on screen in such an intelligent way before. Also, as well as being incisive and important etc etc it is really charming and funny and easy to connect with. Because it deals with such important, difficult issues you might not read about that part of it, they kind of demand the headlines. But it's also fun and likable - something I didn't really expect - and without that side of it, it could be wrongly accused of being sanctimonious.
Mosoona
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400 posts since 25/5/15

4 Mar 2021 00:15
Report to TV thread but yeah, IMDY was ace. Portrait/fire director’s new flick is getting a lot of positive buzz

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/mar/03/petite-maman-review-celine-sciammas-spellbinding-ghost-story

illmurray
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575 posts since 18/4/12

4 Mar 2021 09:30
Mosoona wrote: Report to TV thread but yeah, IMDY was ace. Portrait/fire director’s new flick is getting a lot of positive buzz

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/mar/03/petite-maman-review-celine-sciammas-spellbinding-ghost-story

Annoyed I'm gonna have to wait for however long to see that.

If any fans of Portrait haven't seen basically everything else Sciamma has directed or written then it's all worth going back to. Tomboy is just perfect, and My Life as a Courgette is too.
Rez
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8733 posts since 5/4/09

4 Mar 2021 10:15
Tomboy is a great film, nearly perfect I'd say. Crazy some of the performances brought out from those kids.
Mr.X.
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3124 posts since 23/6/13

6 Mar 2021 10:27
Coming 2 America 2021.

Not good at all, but Wesley Snipes was really funny.
TROYBOY
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949 posts since 28/2/12

6 Mar 2021 18:15
yea, was a let down but was never gonna be good really.
Centurionone
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1652 posts since 30/3/11

6 Mar 2021 18:20
Your Honor on Sky ! Not a movie but bingeworthy 10 episodes
freedom
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922 posts since 25/4/12

posted 7 Mar 2021 16:56, edited 7 Mar 2021 16:56
Centurionone wrote: Your Honor on Sky ! Not a movie but bingeworthy 10 episodes

yeah I really enjoyed this too - worth a watch
Mr.X.
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3124 posts since 23/6/13

7 Mar 2021 17:05
The King of Staten Island.

I think it’s long but quite a few funny moments. I liked it. Steve Buscemi reminds me of an older version of Pete Davidson.
TROYBOY
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949 posts since 28/2/12

7 Mar 2021 18:59
Yeah, decent watch
jogon321
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710 posts since 13/4/12

7 Mar 2021 19:53
Boss Level - quite decent for a groundhog day/timeloop film 7.5/10
gonzoking
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837 posts since 13/3/11

10 Mar 2021 12:00
Silk Road, really enjoyed it no doubt as I was an active user of the best ever dark market site, DPR (Ross) had high ideals I'm in no doubt, and the fact he's rotting away in a penitentiary is fucking criminal, and I speak as someone who years ago made the mistake of leaving one whole bitcoin languishing in a dark market when the feds seized the site and all the bitcoin, that seems illegal to me. The film isn't exactly a Michael Mann polished job but I'm very glad the writer/director (on joe rogan a few days ago) did it.