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This Year In Film / Re: First Man
« Last post by putneyswipe on October 13, 2018, 11:07:42 PM »
after this film we can all agree that he's this generation's Ron Howard right

I really don't see that at all, Howard is known for one of the most generic, least authorial big directors out there. There's a clear line running through Whiplash, La La Land and this with the portraits of obsessive perfectionists and the conflicts that creates in their personal life, whether artistic or otherwise.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on October 13, 2018, 10:04:17 PM »
This Year In Film / Re: First Reformed
« Last post by Alexandro on October 13, 2018, 07:23:48 AM »
Hard to disagree with most comments and reviews. I've often wondered how would a film like Winter Light look and feel in today's world, and I guess I got my answer now.

But Schrader is not a mere imitator, perhaps unwillingly. He may wish to do a full homage/rip off of Bresson and Ozu and all of those guys he admires, but he's a profane motherfucker also, and one of the most fascinating things about the film is watch those two almost opposite energies crash into each other.

Ethan Hawke is a revelation, even considering how great he has been over the years and how much he has improved exponentially recently. This is easily his crowning performance, a masterclass of restraint and subtlety. That scene at the beginning between him and the activist is just wild with nothing but containment in every aspect of acting, writing and directing.

Fantastic film.
This Year In Film / Re: Revenge
« Last post by polkablues on October 12, 2018, 07:22:00 PM »
I usually make a point to only buy physical media, but 5 bucks is tempting.
This Year In Film / Re: Revenge
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on October 12, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »
This is apparently on sale for $5 on iTunes, part of their "new filmmakers" sale.
The Grapevine / Re: High Life
« Last post by eward on October 12, 2018, 03:28:29 PM »
I cannot wait for this. It screened at NYFF and I couldn't make it and for that, I am sad.
News and Theory / Re: Westerns nowadays
« Last post by jenkins on October 12, 2018, 02:45:25 PM »
nice. glad to hear this. i think he holds so well too. a lot of b movie stuff lacks the pizzaz of a movie stuff, but all that matters anyway is grace. he's a fine example.

i also recommend Bullfighter and the Lady
The Grapevine / High Life
« Last post by jenkins on October 12, 2018, 02:42:04 PM »

7 November 2018 (France)
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by jenkins on October 12, 2018, 02:39:11 PM »
Sissy Spacek Reveals Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Her To Star In Andy Samberg’s ‘Hot Rod’

“My husband, Jack, had worked on ‘There Will Be Blood’ with Paul Thomas Anderson, and Paul called him to say, ‘This is not a film that Sissy would ordinarily do, but they want to offer it to you, and they know you’ll never see the script unless we get to you. These guys are great — you should do it.’ And when Paul Thomas Anderson talks, you listen! So that’s why I did it, and now I’m friends with all these young, cool guys with crazy names like Akiva, Jorma, and Andy,” reveals Spacek.
The Grapevine / Re: the house that jack built
« Last post by eward on October 12, 2018, 01:13:41 PM »
Kinda how I feel about Nymphomaniac. And the trailer makes the whole thing seem stylistically very much in that vein. It's kind of a shame - pre-Nymphomaniac, von Trier was really on a roll. He'd likely blame sobriety.
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