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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by wilder on January 15, 2018, 11:02:44 PM »
The singular Joe Frank  :yabbse-cry:

His wife, Michal Story, just posted the news. She's been detailing his battle with illness for the past year. My heart goes out to her.

I had tickets to see him perform a couple years ago at Cinefamily, when the event was cancelled shortly prior...

Thanks for everything, Joe. You were one of a kind.
This is the most aggressive PTA tour ever. Can we assume;

1. He really, really needs a hit, and the studio realizes beyond DDL, he is the draw here?
2. He's really proud of this one.
3. He needs the money?

Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by wilberfan on January 15, 2018, 08:07:29 PM »

A Relationship Expert Psychoanalyzes Phantom Thread’s Twisted Romance
Other Media / Re: film podcasts
« Last post by wilder on January 15, 2018, 07:38:39 PM »
Came across this interesting observation on Letterboxd about Inherent Vice and started to dig into this guy's criticism more..

Quote from: Ryland Walker Knight
There's this thing where he uses the coverage to rewind time a bit, and let the same portion of time play again from a different angle, that doesn't make sense on paper but makes the film that much more open, or, idk, vaporous; it tickles my funny brain bone.

Quote from: Jason Miller
Does this happen only once or a few times?

Quote from: Ryland Walker Knight
Two most obvious instances: driving up to Chick Planet, and in Blatnoyd's office introducing Japonica. There might be others.

Ended up listening to episode #74 of Peter Labuza's podcast The Cinephiliacs, which he's a guest on. The two of them have a really insightful discussion about how they approach film that I recommend:

Can movies think? Or how could we think through the movies? Highly influenced by the work of Stanley Cavell, Ryland Walker Knight has explored the possibilities of thinking and language in cinema, whether it be a work from a beloved art house master or a brash and loud Hollywood blockbuster. Ryland discusses his childhood raised on double features, his critical work, his recent short film, Inside Voices, and his latest project, a video essay series exploring some of the imagery and hidden narratives in the work of Michael Mann (with a little help from Beach House). Finally, the two turn to The Awful Truth, and discuss how Leo McCarey's attention to how voices sound and bodies move create some of its most indelible humor, and intelligent insights.

Their discussion begins at the 13 minute mark. I haven't watched Knight's video essay series, 'Mann Sparks', which they go into a little bit, but it's available here.
And he will be on Twitter this wednesday 17th!!!

12 noon PT
News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by wilder on January 15, 2018, 04:54:12 PM »
2018 TBD

David DeCoteau's American Rampage (1989) on blu-ray from Massacre Video

A rookie cop with her own way of doing things decides it's time to throw away the rule book when her partner is killed by drug dealers in a war for control of the Los Angeles market. Cinematography by Howard Wexler (Hard Ticket to Hawaii, Malibu Express).

(great looking)
Trailer - Vimeo
The Grapevine / Re: Double Lover
« Last post by wilder on January 15, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
In theaters February 14th

The Director's Chair / Re: Christian Petzold
« Last post by wilder on January 15, 2018, 04:20:20 PM »
Petzold's new film Transit to premiere at Berlin
The Director's Chair / Re: Nicolas Winding Refn
« Last post by jenkins on January 15, 2018, 01:29:23 PM »
last night he moderated a Jodorowsky Q&A at the Egyptian. i only didn't go because Holy Mountain isn't an example of how i'm a fan of Jodorowsky.

so i googled their backstory and google worked like it should. here's Jodorowsky saying Refn saved him from film depression

Refn dedicated Only God Forgives to Jodorowsky, oh that's right. here's the article that reminded me and a quote from it

Refn explains how the hyper-expressive Jodorowsky is the one
that gave Refn the courage to avoid the big blockbuster sinkhole. “I called
Jodorowsky in Paris and he says to me, ‘What is this shit in Hollywood, why?’”
Refn says, launching into an impassioned Jodo impersonation. “And I thought I
was being yelled at! ‘You must not let your vision be destroyed!’ And I was
like, I know, I know, I was wrong. ‘You have to stay true, or else I’ll not
like you anymore!’ He’s like ninety, but he has the mind of a comet.

wilder's post of that article. i guess the news was the Q&A, kind of minor news, really i remembered things out loud oh okay sure.
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