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The Official Movie Thread

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.

  1. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    A few things I watched recently:

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    Golden Exits - Beautifully shot and very warm, quaint, subtle cinema. Really appreciate how it plays on multiple levels without prioritizing any one person's story, and offers no kind of neat resolution. Although at times I found it hard to suspend disbelief that anybody would risk Chloë Sevigny for another woman. That's just my bias though. :D

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    The Old Man & the Gun - This might be the definition of an uneven movie. I feel like Casey Affleck mumbled his way through most of his dialogue, and was overall a non-presence. Maybe that's supposed to be the point because his character is an unremarkable detective, but damn. I liked the aesthetic of the film though, the way it was shot, has a vintage feeling to it and actually did a good job of recreating a realistic 1981 (or whenever it's set). Ultimately the way the story unfolds feels cheap and gimmicky though, and I'm kinda surprised because I've heard so many good things about A Ghost Story.

    Anyways about to watch this one tonight:

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  2. no country for old wainds

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    you should watch the color wheel if you haven’t, that’s my favourite ross perry. listen up philip is good too.

    i think there are a lot of people out there who would describe a ghost story as gimmicky lol, and also one of the worst movies of all time. it’s like the most polarising thing possible. everyone should see it though!

    i used to like gone baby gone quite a bit but i haven’t seen it since it came out a billion years ago
     
  3. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Got 'em, definitely getting around to them sooner rather than later.

    I loved the build up, the settings and the characters, but the conclusion was definitely its weak point. Sad ending though, you just know nothing in that child's life is going to get much better.
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Fucking productive weekend, watched a bunch of stuff today:

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    Katalin Varga - Peter Strickland's debut feature film from 2009, beautifully filmed in the Hungarian-speaking part of the Romanian region of Transylvania. Basic premise is "rape and revenge" but it's so much more than that. It has this looming feeling of cosmic horror, and I find it hard to reconcile when it was made because the whole thing reeks of the 1990's. It has a raw aesthetic.

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    Marshland (aka La isla mínima) - Two detectives are sent to Spain's backwater deep south to investigate the brutal murders of some young women, in 1980 when the country is still getting over the Francoist dictatorship and its new found democracy. This wins on many levels, from a rich historical context, to an engrossing main plot, to it being well shot and looking authentically great as a period piece, to the casting, to the graphic details. Also I have to say this has big True Detective vibes, and I assume the director was inspired by the first season of the show.

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    Child of God - Some genuinely disgusting moments here, well shot, great soundtrack, insane performance from Scott Haze. I liked it, is it the best McCarthy adaption? No, but Franco did a damn good job and I could be wrong but I think this is his directorial debut. He's featured on the poster but he's only in it for like a few minutes at the very end of the movie. It's all Haze and he rules.
     
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    Still haven't seen this, and I don't really want to. Partly it's because Child of God isn't McCarthy's best novel, and I don't really care to see a visualized rendering of that story. :D But I also think Franco's a little bitch who thinks he's an intellectual because he adapts McCarthy and Faulkner novels, and is buying his way through higher education (he's basically collecting degrees because, ya know, he's rich). He might be a decent director and actor (occasionally), but he's a tool.

    Oh, and his "test" take on McCarthy's Blood Meridian is laughably bad.
     
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    that’s my impression too, his as i lay dying adaptation is very film schooly and impersonal. forever love him in spring breakers at least though
     
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    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    There's a shocking number of people that are still unaware this movie even exists. Most just think he started with Berberian.
     
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    Honestly I think it's pretty funny that a guy mostly known for making dumb stoner comedies and playing a villain in comic book movies is using his wealth to muscle his way into the artfag circles of the film industry, molesting sacred writers' material and everybody thinks he sucks. There's a certain kind of irony there, that he so desperately wants to be a fellow fart-huffer by making McCarthy adaptions but instead wins people like me because I'm amused by mentally handicapped hobos running around the woods talking to themselves, fucking corpses and shitting in full view of the camera and then wiping his asshole with sticks.
     
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    The day has come, have a copy on the way, region free english subtitles

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    Love that art.
     
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    :lol: I vividly remember talking with a professor once about McCarthy. After expressing my love for Blood Meridian, he asked if I'd read Child of God (at that point, I hadn't) and said: "You like necrophilia?"
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Has anybody watched Spike Lee's latest yet, Da 5 Bloods?
     
  14. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Meiko Kaji has a YouTube show.
     
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    really fucking bad
     
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    Well, can't say I'm shocked I guess. :lol:
     
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    Cast got me excited, God damn horrible story
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Warriors or victims. Nothing in between can exist!

    @RadicalThrasher yea man this movie fucking ruled. :kickass:
     
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    Seemed like they tried to get a lot of things accurate . Became an instant favorite, up there with some of the other classic prison flicks. Solid wood
     
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    Love seeing references to and placements of films within films. Cortez in The Alchemist Cookbook.
     

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