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Other Media / Re: Overwatch
« Last post by KJ on Today at 11:08:15 AM »
thanks for your posts, Jeremy!

I stopped playing Mercy almost all together because it became to frustrating playing her in bad team comps. playing D.Va is more fun if the team isn't good.

KJ add our PSN: oblivion152 ~  :yabbse-grin:

I added you!
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The Director's Chair / Re: Whit Stillman
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 05:33:11 PM »


Last night the American Cinematheque @ Aero hosted a reception + QnA with Whit Stillman. Two of the actors were attendance for the panel after, too, Tara Subkoff and Burr Steers. Good banter between the three but it was clear we were there to peek into Whit's mind, and this affectionate film in particular. Anyone who's been on set can sympathize with Whit's inspiration to shoot a movie that's focused primarily on the tangibly cathartic atmosphere of the dance floor. Apparently they played Rasta + Reggae in the lobby just to escape the pop and disco energy for small bits.

Whit mentions that amazon is asking (him, we assume, but all pitches probably) for stories that work on an international market level. There's talk of the music selection, portraying the 70s through the lens of the "early 80's" which he says was its own meta bubble which he appreciates. This meta bubble of retrospective is clearest in his novelizations. A fan asks if he'll do more of those and Whit nearly flinches. "I wrote the novel for this one and didn't make another film for 12 years," he laughs "having worked in film and the publishing world I can say one of those gets paychecks. Rarely!"

Also he's very grateful to "Universal and Jason" for the latest 20th Anniversary DCP that was commissioned for The Last Days of Disco's birthday. The Aero didn't play it but Whit is very excited to tour it especially because he's "not part of the 35mm or 70 cult. I like how the latest DCP looks." The crowd was enjoying every beat of the film and there was applause basically through the entire credits. He mentions the studio blanching at the Amazing Grace credits needle drop. I think it's wonderful, this film is joyful and precise to so much about that feeling of adolescence ending into adulthood and culture passing you by even faster. A good diss in the talk was Burr Steers' casual "and can we take a moment to appreciate Whit's influence on a whole generation, of an HBO show, of an indie aesthetic..."

If you haven't seen it, enjoy your weekend and dance a lil ~
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This Year In Film / Re: First Reformed
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Yesterday at 05:12:02 PM »
Best of the year so far for me. I was hanging on every shot.
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This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by cronopio 2 on Yesterday at 08:16:57 AM »


Movies mimicking movies.

culture
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This Year In Film / Re: First Reformed
« Last post by eward on June 22, 2018, 10:46:40 PM »
This was one of the most powerful, emotional experiences I have had with a film in some time. Every last strand of loss and ache and disillusionment that permeated this story went really deep for me. There's a long, breathtaking scene of dialogue near the beginning that not only sets up who Hawke's Reverand Toller is, ultimately urging him onto the increasingly psychologically fraught path he treads throughout the film, but also serves as an aggressive reminder of what a fucking incredible writer Schrader is.

This really hit home (literally, it takes place just outside my hometown.) I feel fairly certain I won't see a better American film this year.

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The Grapevine / Re: Under the Silver Lake
« Last post by WorldForgot on June 21, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »

It had some cool scenes, but in the end it was just mimicking better horror movies.

Yes.

It's a real issue these days. Movies mimicking movies. And not in a meta way. Tarantino's life is made of movies. With Jurrasic World, etc, you can see fanboy filmaking, but this one is also the competent movie of a fanboy.

Bringing this over here from the Hereditary thread because I spoke with a friend who caught this at Cannes and it seems like the entire ordeal hinges on how much you want an Inherent Vice Lite mimicry, from the tone to its structure. And as 'fanboy filmmaking' gets more goin', it'll be an interesting discussion to have.
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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by jenkins on June 21, 2018, 12:28:40 PM »
Koko died today, i feel emotional, respect xx

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This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by Drenk on June 21, 2018, 12:20:35 PM »
This was okay.
It had some cool scenes, but in the end it was just mimicking better horror movies.
It suffered from too much boring "what the fuck is happening" that when it comes together, you're just like "that was it?".

I was hoping to be scared more too. There's like two decent scares in the whole thing.

Yes.

It's a real issue these days. Movies mimicking movies. And not in a meta way. Tarantino's life is made of movies. With Jurrasic World, etc, you can see fanboy filmaking, but this one is also the competent movie of a fanboy. Hereditary doesn't care about...heredity. It cares about its winks and twists.
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This Year In Film / Re: Skate Kitchen
« Last post by jenkins on June 21, 2018, 12:17:02 PM »
spoiler: i'll like watching this movie

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This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by RegularKarate on June 21, 2018, 11:31:15 AM »
This was okay.
It had some cool scenes, but in the end it was just mimicking better horror movies.
It suffered from too much boring "what the fuck is happening" that when it comes together, you're just like "that was it?".

I was hoping to be scared more too. There's like two decent scares in the whole thing.
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