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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by jenkins on August 18, 2018, 05:55:27 PM »
currently still watching Shadows, John Cassavetes

it's somehow his less famous? it's been over a decade since i watched it. i'm in the middle? the literary party was great. nothing too shocking or unheard of, but i like to hear it. Cassavetes was plugged into the times it's fair to say. though he questions them, and later moves away from any theory and all the way into being human.

this lady at the literary party, she makes a description i enjoyed. they're discussing Sartre. one person doesn't see what Sartre is saying. the lady says it's easy to see what he's saying, and what he's saying is that humans are the only animals conscious of their own existence, and therefore they are also conscious of non-existence, and that is called anxiety.

i've said that before in terms of humans being the only animals conscious of their existence, but i liked her closer
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The Grapevine / Re: Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story - Documentary
« Last post by wilder on August 18, 2018, 09:12:37 AM »
September 7th

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This Year In Film / Re: Madeline's Madeline
« Last post by jenkins on August 18, 2018, 02:48:08 AM »
both this and Skate Kitchen are out now. i think this is the one to bet on, artistically speaking
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The Grapevine / ROMA
« Last post by Drenk on August 17, 2018, 05:19:21 PM »




Do you need a synopsis? It's the new Cuaron movie.

Coming soon. (..."and on Netflix".)
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This Year In Film / Re: Ready Player One
« Last post by eward on August 17, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »
^^ THANK YOU!

Been defending this movie to the proverbial death as of late.
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This Year In Film / Re: Ready Player One
« Last post by KJ on August 17, 2018, 03:39:02 PM »
this was so good
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News and Theory / Re: Assorted movie news
« Last post by jenkins on August 17, 2018, 03:15:37 AM »
i believe i read this somewhere else but it didn't click with me until AICN, for whatever reason--

The Future is Now! Tony Kaye Casts Robot Lead In Next Feature

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2ND BORN is a sequel to 1ST BORN, an indie comedy directed by Ali Atshani. It starred Val Kilmer, Tom Berenger, Greg Grunberg, Jay Abdo, Taylor Cole, Reza Sixo Safai, William Baldwin, Denise Richards and Robert Knepper.

The new picture centers around a couple,  “Iranian born Ben (Safai) and American Kate, whose complicated first pregnancy forces their extended family, from differing backgrounds, to find common ground for the sake of the baby.” If you couldn’t guess, it’s an indie rom-com.

i don't really care about robot actors. it's when they become writers i'll be like "well wait, maybe let's slow down"

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News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by wilder on August 16, 2018, 07:17:40 PM »
Bannert infiltrated their private meetings by convincing party leaders that he wanted to make an objective documentary. His film The Inheritors is the result, a disturbing and timely fictional drama based entirely on real characters, events and conversations that Bannert came across in the neo-Nazi camps.

Wow, intriguing.

Ordered! Thank you for the heads up.


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News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by jenkins on August 16, 2018, 06:31:52 PM »
wilder

have you seen Mondo Macabro is going wild?

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Ready for something new? We'll have 4 new title announcements (!) to make next week, but in the meantime here's something brand new you can pre-order now from our friends at DiabolikDVD.com!



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The Austrian cult film THE INHERITORS! Coming to blu October 9th!

A CHILLING AND TIMELY LOOK INTO THE TWISTED WORLD OF THE EXTREME RIGHT

On his way home from school, 16 year old Thomas helps Charly, an unemployed teenager, escape from the police. Despite their differing backgrounds the boys become good friends and Charly persuades Thomas to join a neo-Nazi youth group. Intrigued and confused by his new friends Thomas, who is experiencing trouble at home and school, is drawn deeper into a web of sex and violence that leads to a tragic end.

In 1979, Austrian film director Walter Bannert was among a group of Vienna cafe patrons beaten up by a gang of young neo-Nazis who wrecked the place. Researching the burgeoning movement in West Germany and Austria for 3 years, Bannert infiltrated their private meetings by convincing party leaders that he wanted to make an objective documentary. His film The Inheritors is the result, a disturbing and timely fictional drama based entirely on real characters, events and conversations that Bannert came across in the neo-Nazi camps. The film was highly controversial on its original release and theatres screening it were threatened with violent action by neo-Nazi sympathizers. Although it is now over thirty years old, the film remains incredibly relevant as we witness, across the world, the rebirth of right wing extremism using exactly the same lies and tactics exposed so powerfully in this film.

The Inheritors was not screened in its native country for many years until it was rediscovered at the 2015 Viennale Exhibition where it was praised as a rare and powerful example of Austrian genre cinema with a strong political message.

The film was selected at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for the prestigious Directors Fortnight section, in the same year it won a jury prize at the Montreal World Film Festival.
SPECIAL FEATURES

Brand new 2k scan from film negative
World Blu-ray premiere
Region free
Exclusive 12 page booklet with essays by Michael Gingold and film maker Paul Poet
Original theatrical trailer
English/German audio choice
Newly created subtitles

also:

this movie is titled Where The Day Takes You so i like it, plus on top of that it's a movie version of Decline of Western Civilization Part Three



it's out of print but frankly BigAl'sCollectibles came through with an $8.95 dvd via amazon, cheap titles remain, that's just good movie stuff imo
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2017 In Film / Re: The Devil And Father Amorth
« Last post by Shughes on August 16, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
(Spoilers)

I watched this on Netflix and hoped it would be better. It felt like a Garth Marenghi style pastiche with the director talking to camera in the self-serious and overwritten narration. In answer to your question I believe the audio was altered in post to sound more dramatic/demonic. One of the reasons I think this is that whenever the screams sound demonic all of the regular sound cuts out too - for example the priest performing the exorcism is still speaking when the screams occur but we no longer hear even a trace of his voice, suggesting to me that they have altered all of the audio and been unable to separate the voices. Or maybe the screams are just so loud they overwhelm the rest - but I didn't buy it.

(Major Spoilers below)

My biggest problem is that during what is supposed to be the climax of the film the director claims to have not taken his camera (!) and we have to rely on his dramatic description of what he saw. The fact that they even attempted to sell this as acceptable shows how little respect they have for their audience.

The one thing I did like was that they asked medical professionals to explain what they believed to be happening - this is genuinely interesting. But overall I expected much more from Friedkin. At least it's mercifully short at 68 mins.
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