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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject:

Finally saw A Quiet Place and I was really impressed. Krasinski has a real eye and I liked his visual choices better than some of the weaker characterization (mostly the kids) and the overall standard narrative arc outside of the creative setup.

But it was really quite good if not among my top 20 flicks last year. I look forward to Krasinski directing more and appearing in front of the camera less.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject:

A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject:

VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:12 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!


throwing a log... to remove a log... or derail your train... wow
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!


throwing a log... to remove a log... or derail your train... wow

The story of the famous house facade falling in Steamboat Bill, Jr. is that Keaton's shoes were nailed to the exact mark on the ground so he couldn't even move inadvertently and that co-director Charles Reisner closed his eyes during the shot expecting Keaton to get killed on camera.

Dude was fearless and insane.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject:

Baby Buster Keaton: https://twitter.com/mubi/status/1121139603010924544

He learned how to tumble at the age of 3 and would participate in his family's vaudeville act.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject:

Really enjoyed Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE. Robert Pattinson has turned into a really interesting actor.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject:

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Really enjoyed Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE. Robert Pattinson has turned into a really interesting actor.

I had a longer review that got ated by the glitch in the matrix, but I echo your sentiments. Denis packs more fascinating idiosyncratic choices - some of which totally defy genre - in 110+ minutes than many directors do in a lifetime of work and I think most of her choices work for me.

It's a brutal and uncomfortable film, but also a beautiful, well-earned depiction of accepting being a human. The blood, piss, (bleep), drudgery, pain, violation, love, beauty are all part of it. But don't ask me about the gender politics or André Benjamin's character's arc because I'm still confounded by those aspects of the movie.

As to Pattinson, is there a better actor under 40?

ETA: there's a f**kbox
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject:

Random recommendation:

The Lure (Criterion Chanel) and Border (Hulu) are two recent wonderfully crafted takes on fairy tales that pack a punch. Polish flick The Lure mashes together Cronenbergian body horror into a dark comedy musical while the Swedish Border is a neo-noir with a lot of fun twists, but both are also worth watching as explorations on body dysmorphia, societal alienation, weird sex, and whether us incorrigible humans have any redeemable qualities.

Especially recommended as a double feature date night where you might learn a lot about yourself and the person you're dating/are wedded to.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
governator wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!


throwing a log... to remove a log... or derail your train... wow

The story of the famous house facade falling in Steamboat Bill, Jr. is that Keaton's shoes were nailed to the exact mark on the ground so he couldn't even move inadvertently and that co-director Charles Reisner closed his eyes during the shot expecting Keaton to get killed on camera.

Dude was fearless and insane.


The back of the trailer stunt seemed impossible.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject:

vanexelent wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
governator wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!


throwing a log... to remove a log... or derail your train... wow

The story of the famous house facade falling in Steamboat Bill, Jr. is that Keaton's shoes were nailed to the exact mark on the ground so he couldn't even move inadvertently and that co-director Charles Reisner closed his eyes during the shot expecting Keaton to get killed on camera.

Dude was fearless and insane.


The back of the trailer stunt seemed impossible.

Dude got parallel
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject:

My best of 2019 so far:

High Life
Apollo 11
Transit
Under the Silver Lake
Dragged Across Concrete
The Beach Bum
Us

Still a lot to get to that's already been released - Fast Color, Her Smell, Climax, Missing Link, etc. - but a solid group so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject:

Under the Silver Lake is a lampshade on top of a lampshade. Initial impression: it's the millennials' Big Lebowski.

Here's a well-written deep dive on the flick's shaggy dog paranoia, pop culture melangé, and unsettling, unreliable protagonist: From Vikram Murtha.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Under the Silver Lake is a lampshade on top of a lampshade. Initial impression: it's the millennials' Big Lebowski.

Here's a well-written deep dive on the flick's shaggy dog paranoia, pop culture melangé, and unsettling, unreliable protagonist: From Vikram Murtha.


I though "Brick" was the millenials' Big Lebowski.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
VicXLakers wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
A gif gallery of Buster Keaton doing crazy as (bleep) stunts: https://m.imgur.com/gallery/Bcg77

Dude was the original Jackie Chan.


the best one https://i.imgur.com/XRSzIh7.gif

Jesus, what a performer!


throwing a log... to remove a log... or derail your train... wow


I remember when Jackie first burst onto the American scene and hit it big with Rumble in the Bronx (I know he was in Cannonball etc). Ebert made the analogy that Jackie was like a kung fu version of Fred Astaire. I thought it was a pretty cool and apt description.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject:

vanexelent wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Under the Silver Lake is a lampshade on top of a lampshade. Initial impression: it's the millennials' Big Lebowski.

Here's a well-written deep dive on the flick's shaggy dog paranoia, pop culture melangé, and unsettling, unreliable protagonist: From Vikram Murtha.


I though "Brick" was the millenials' Big Lebowski.

I'm less of a fan of Brick than other millennials, I guess. UTSL is trippier and nastier like a privileged elder millennial realizing coming to terms with his/her mediocrity.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:42 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Under the Silver Lake is a lampshade on top of a lampshade. Initial impression: it's the millennials' Big Lebowski.

Here's a well-written deep dive on the flick's shaggy dog paranoia, pop culture melangé, and unsettling, unreliable protagonist: From Vikram Murtha.


I though "Brick" was the millenials' Big Lebowski.

I'm less of a fan of Brick than other millennials, I guess. UTSL is trippier and nastier like a privileged elder millennial realizing coming to terms with his/her mediocrity.



I enjoyed Brick.

On a side note, I really like "The Lookout" with Joseph Gordon Levitt.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:54 pm    Post subject:

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ALERT!!!

The Criterion Channel is now live! I repeat: The Criterion Channel is now live. This is not a drill people.

When the Criterion hits:

ONIBABA

A great, rare-ish 11-film noir collection this month from Columbia Pictures shot during the 40s and 50s. I have a lot left to watch, but if you like classic B&W noir flicks, My Name is Julia Ross, The Big Heat, and Nightfall are great!

ETA: Nightfall stars a young Anne Bancroft who I had only seen in her later roles. Good lord she's one of the most beautiful women to have lived. And she acts her way around bland midwest everyman Aldo Ray in every way.

Also saw Murder By Contract and Drive A Crooked Road (starring Andy Rooney!!) which are both also awesome noir flicks. I don't know that you'll see 11 better movies this year than what you'd see in this Criterion Columbia Noir set.
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vanexelent wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
vanexelent wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Under the Silver Lake is a lampshade on top of a lampshade. Initial impression: it's the millennials' Big Lebowski.

Here's a well-written deep dive on the flick's shaggy dog paranoia, pop culture melangé, and unsettling, unreliable protagonist: From Vikram Murtha.


I though "Brick" was the millenials' Big Lebowski.

I'm less of a fan of Brick than other millennials, I guess. UTSL is trippier and nastier like a privileged elder millennial realizing coming to terms with his/her mediocrity.



I enjoyed Brick.

On a side note, I really like "The Lookout" with Joseph Gordon Levitt.

Hmmm... Interesting looking. I've added it to my Roku list.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject:

This seems early, but we'll be getting a lot of critics' "Best of '10s" movie lists over the next several months (being quite rude to 2019 releases) so here's the first - a top-75 list - from a compendium of critics:

Top 10:

01. Mad Max: Fury Road (53 votes)
02. The Tree of Life (42 votes)
03. Moonlight (37 votes)
04. Boyhood (31 votes)
05. The Social Network (30 votes)
06. The Master (28 votes)
07. Roma (26 votes)
08. Phantom Thread (25 votes)
09. A Separation (22 votes)
10. Inside Llewyn Davis (21 votes)

The full list: Link
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:51 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
This seems early, but we'll be getting a lot of critics' "Best of '10s" movie lists over the next several months (being quite rude to 2019 releases) so here's the first - a top-75 list - from a compendium of critics:

Top 10:

01. Mad Max: Fury Road (53 votes)
02. The Tree of Life (42 votes)
03. Moonlight (37 votes)
04. Boyhood (31 votes)
05. The Social Network (30 votes)
06. The Master (28 votes)
07. Roma (26 votes)
08. Phantom Thread (25 votes)
09. A Separation (22 votes)
10. Inside Llewyn Davis (21 votes)

The full list: Link


Boyhood? Oh, no. No, no, no.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject:

I saw Inside Llewyn Davis for the first time the other night. I still don't know if I like it or not though. The protagonist was a rather unlikable character, but it had all the odd Cohen bros. humor I love.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject:

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I saw Inside Llewyn Davis for the first time the other night. I still don't know if I like it or not though. The protagonist was a rather unlikable character, but it had all the odd Cohen bros. humor I love.

Have you ever read Lolita? All the unlikable protagonists become slightly more likeable after reading Nabokov's novel.

Re: Llewellyn Davis, I love the simple truth that we're usually not good enough at what we pour our time and hearts and egos into, but that's okay, especially because we better understand how great the great ones truly are. It's a clever inversion of Joseph Campbell's hero's journey where our protagonist is just some talented, but not talented enough schmuck. It's like making a movie about an aging Jordan Clarkson instead of Lebron James - the humor and human insight comes from Clarkson realizing he'll never be as good as he thought he could be and accepting his limitations.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject:

ChickenStu wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
This seems early, but we'll be getting a lot of critics' "Best of '10s" movie lists over the next several months (being quite rude to 2019 releases) so here's the first - a top-75 list - from a compendium of critics:

Top 10:

01. Mad Max: Fury Road (53 votes)
02. The Tree of Life (42 votes)
03. Moonlight (37 votes)
04. Boyhood (31 votes)
05. The Social Network (30 votes)
06. The Master (28 votes)
07. Roma (26 votes)
08. Phantom Thread (25 votes)
09. A Separation (22 votes)
10. Inside Llewyn Davis (21 votes)

The full list: Link


Boyhood? Oh, no. No, no, no.

Give it to me, Stu! I need the Boyhood backlash hot takes!
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