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The Small Screen / Coincoin and the Extra-Humans
« Last post by wilder on May 23, 2018, 04:23:07 AM »
Bruno Dumontís sequel series to Li'l Quinquin (2014)

When a strange magma is found near CoinCoinís home town, the inhabitants suddenly start to behave strangely. Goofy detective Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier set about investigating these alien attacks, discovering that an extra-terrestrial invasion has begun.


Trailer - Vimeo
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The Small Screen / Too Old to Die Young
« Last post by wilder on May 23, 2018, 04:22:24 AM »


Explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by Refn and Ed Brubaker
Release Date - 2019 on Amazon
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The Small Screen / The Assassination of Gianni Versace
« Last post by wilder on May 23, 2018, 04:21:42 AM »


Probably my favorite thing Iíve seen this year. Was on the fence for the first couple of episodes but after that it takes off running. The writing by Tom Rob Smith (one guy!) is very good, especially as it snowballs. Between this and Ingrid the Ripley renaissance is here.

Jon Jon Brionesí performance blew me away:


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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by polkablues on May 23, 2018, 12:19:12 AM »
I spent the whole time feeling bad for Charlize for committing so hard to a movie that was so intent on not living up to her.

I wasnít even as impressed with the fight scenes as I thought I was going to be. For all that the John Wick dudes are amazing at choreography, theyíve never figured out where to put the camera so it looks like the people are actually hitting each other.
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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by Drenk on May 22, 2018, 11:35:48 PM »
Philip Roth. 85.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Drenk on May 22, 2018, 05:40:20 PM »
It's a cover. It's great.

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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 22, 2018, 05:28:55 PM »
Just caught up with Atomic Blonde because it's on HBO Now.

Pros: Some of the best continuous-shot fight scenes I've ever seen. Not unlike that Daredevil scene that went viral. Worth watching just for that. And Charlize sells everything so hard.

Cons: The rest of the movie is either (A) a character smoking a cigarette or (B) the most boring/obvious 80s pop hit one could possibly choose. Sometimes both.
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In Front of the Camera / Re: Look-a-Likes
« Last post by polkablues on May 22, 2018, 05:11:19 PM »
He basically looks like Tye Sheridan having an allergic reaction.
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2017 In Film / Re: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on May 22, 2018, 05:00:41 AM »
I don't know if it has a lot of meaning. It is thrilling. It makes you sick. But do I wonder about what justice is? Or about choice in complicated situations? Not really. But I don't really mind right now.

SPOILERS

I'm not entirely sure it needs to have any capital-M meaning in order to work. Though I know I'll be unpacking it a lot in days to come, on my first viewing I just took it in as a thoroughly fucked black comedy with an incredible sense of tone, expert visual craft, and a top-tier level Black Mirror plot. It was a total blast.

Thematically, maybe something to do with the artifice of familial bonds? How we all eat spaghetti the same fucking way? I loved how they all started lobbying for themselves to be the ones to survive, even the mother. That is such an absurdly dark view of humanity it goes beyond tragedy and into something more like hysteria.

And Barry Keoghan, holy shit, right?
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This Year In Film / Re: The Green Fog
« Last post by Just Withnail on May 22, 2018, 04:56:15 AM »
This was a lot of fun. There are some tremendous sequences where all the dialogue has been removed from very dialog-heavy scenes, leaving only fumbled attempts at starting a conversation, puzzled looks, epiphanies out of nowhere, and, surprisingly, tons of sexual tension where there probably wasn't any before.
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