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The Grapevine / Re: The Favourite
« Last post by Kal on July 09, 2018, 07:26:27 PM »
This looks great and nuts. Yorgos  :bravo: :bravo:
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The Grapevine / The Favourite
« Last post by wilder on July 09, 2018, 05:58:10 PM »


A bawdy, acerbic tale of royal intrigue, passion, envy and betrayal in the court of Queen Anne in early 18th century England. At the center of the story is the Queen herself (Olivia Colman), whose relationship with her confidante, adviser and clandestine lover Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz) is turned upside down by the arrival of the Duchess’s younger cousin Abigail (Emma Stone). Soon the balance of power shifts between the women as they jockey for influence with the Queen and the court.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Mark Gatiss, Joe Alwyn, and Nicholas Hoult
Release Date - November 23, 2018
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News and Theory / Re: Specifically: Asia
« Last post by jenkins on July 09, 2018, 02:23:12 AM »
this opened as a massive hit in China

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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by jenkins on July 07, 2018, 03:26:57 AM »
i went to see Lubitsch's So This Is Paris on the opening night of its series coinciding with the release of Joseph McBride's How Did Lubitsch Do It?, which btw isn't titled The Lubitsch Touch because a book is already titled that and in fact The Lubitsch Touch was a popular expression during his career while he was alive and Billy Wilder worshipped him. i saw the movie in the Billy Wilder Theater, and everyone was mentioning how Lubitsch was better than Wilder. like for example the fact is How Did Lubitsch Do It? was written on a sign owned by Wilder. that's funny enough. so, Lubitsch was the name known as a director before Hitchcock*.  i sat in Peter Bogdanovich's row Peter sat at the end by the aisle i think i correctly remember that he was wearing sunglasses when speaking as offered during a post-movie q&a with for example Lubitsch's daughter who was a naturally awesome person obviously by the way. Peter mentioned that Renoir mentioned that Lubitsch invented Hollywood, then Peter explained he meant that before Lubitsch Hollywood was DW Griffith and Lubitsch made Hollywood cosmopolitan (*it does seem clear that Griffith was the first director known by name). then Peter made a dig at contemporary comedies, mentioning how they aren't as good, and a theater full of mostly old people absolutely agreed with him. Peter didn't mention him but from background conversations btw i think Apatow is perceived as like leader of church of satan-type comedian in terms of middlebrow comedy which they hate the same as lowbrow comedy but middlebrow gives them the chills because it's the closest enemy i think. it's also tough not to notice how intricately woven Lubitsch is. he's his own breed and his movies literally taken place in his own world. oh and he invented romantic comedies and the musical. everyone in the theater fucking died with laughter when Peter said other people were confused about what to do when sound film began and Lubitsch said "gonna make a musical duh" (obvs exact quote). the movie itself was a real kick and utter delight i had to see it because of course i did. i didn't see a young person who looked like a young me i saw a few young people who looked like the kind of people who weren't like me when i was young too. of course again as always i observed the elderly cinephiles and thought about life etc you know.
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The Grapevine / Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Last post by BB on July 06, 2018, 10:27:40 PM »
It seems like Zemeckis is obsessed with these stories where he can experiment with unusual visual effects and stuff, but stories themselves are just not that interesting.

This is a super interesting story though. It's just that the trailer's tone is such a mismatch. That song with the closeup of a swastika? American Nazis? Oof. It really has been normalized. This is not whimsical or inspirational subject matter. Fucking grim.

I should add, Castaway is charming but grim. Zemeckis could go grim and this is just advertising.
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The Grapevine / Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Last post by Kal on July 06, 2018, 08:33:38 PM »
I've never seen it, but I remember watching the trailer for the original documentary based on this story Marwencol, and it looked wacky but awesome. It also has 98% Rotten Tomatoes -> http://marwencol.com



It seems like Zemeckis is obsessed with these stories where he can experiment with unusual visual effects and stuff, but stories themselves are just not that interesting. I keep thinking it would have been cool for Zemeckis to take on something like Ready Player One and see how his view would have differed from Spielberg's.
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The Grapevine / Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Last post by polkablues on July 06, 2018, 05:12:02 PM »
If that trailer is any indication whatsoever, there’s a very good chance this will be one of the worst movies of all time.
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The Grapevine / Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on July 06, 2018, 04:13:11 PM »
But... he found courage... in the most unexpected place!

I watched this earlier with no sound and thought it had some Kaufman-esque promise. But the script seems quite bad. These are not good words.
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The Grapevine / Re: Welcome to Marwen
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on July 06, 2018, 01:27:09 PM »
LEARNIN TO WALK AGAINNN

That trailer is a goddamn disaster lol
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