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The Small Screen / Re: The Deuce
« Last post by RegularKarate on Today at 12:39:21 PM »
Anyone else stick around for this? I really like it.
It really should have been someone not James Franco, but I get that they probably needed a big name to get the budget.
It's worth watching for it's recreation of the scuzzy 70s alone, but it's also finally all coming together in a way similar to the Wire.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by chere mill on Today at 11:23:37 AM »
The Film Stage just tweeted "The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's #PhantomThread has been finished and runs 2 minutes & 16 seconds. Check back soon."

The Grapevine / Re: The Square
« Last post by Just Withnail on Today at 06:10:32 AM »
My problem was mostly not feeling like I was watching people, but cogs in Ístlund's machinery, because of scene after scene of ubelievable (but often hilarious, it has to be said!) behavior, that boiled almost every scene into a very small set of human behavioral patterns, carefully chosen to make his points. Then again, I guess he does the same in Force Majeure? I need to re-watch both.

I think I just got worn out being hammered over the head - but as I mention a little below the spoiler warning, my thoughts on the film are still evolving.


After thinking for about half a second I take back that entire last paragraph. In these Weinstein times it's growing on me as actually extremely plausible behavior, with the exception of it being the men who take action at the end of the scene.

I think on the next viewing that will be more powerful for me, as an isolated moment, and might tip the symbolism for me from cheap and heavy-handed to powerful and heavy-handed. I'm not too hopeful about the rest of the film.
The Grapevine / Re: I Love You, Daddy
« Last post by Alessio Gibbs on Today at 12:10:49 AM »
Why is this shot on film, and in black & white? This just seems like Louis CK trying really hard to be taken seriously as an auteur.

Just looks like a Putney Swope knockoff, and the story and the characters make it seem like a poor man's Woody Allen film.

Also, Louis CK is a horrible actor when he's not playing himself. He wants to write, direct (on film) AND act in his own movie?

I don't get it. Who told him this was a good idea? No way it would have gotten into TIFF or sold its distribution rights if Louis CK's name wasn't attached.

Someone please convince me otherwise if they can. Disappointed as a Louis CK fan.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 11:44:08 PM »
kisses. i thought the last part was really well said.
The Grapevine / Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 11:42:03 PM »
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by KJ on Yesterday at 10:43:22 PM »
it's 5 in the morning and I haven't slept yet, my whole life has gone to shit in the last months, and I'm feeling more and more alone for each passing day.

so that's that and then there's this album, and tonight i'm very thankful for all the art and films and books and music in the world, because sometimes I feel like that's the only thing I love that won't disappear from me, and the only thing that I can feel happy about from time to time. so basically; this is a very beautiful album and you should listen to it if you're feeling down, or listen to it anyway because it's fucking great.

The Director's Chair / Re: Nicolas Winding Refn
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 08:29:29 PM »
a classic ad

The Director's Chair / Re: Leos Carax
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 08:27:29 PM »
so, the French director singing in this song is Leos Carax (he speaks in the beginning and is the second person to sing)

this is what i've head from reliable sources (the musicians)

1. they laughed when they referred to the notes Leos Carax gives them. he has given them plenty of notes toward the construction of Annette
2. begins production next year
3. Adam Driver is currently tangled up in Star Wars and is not currently guaranteed
The Director's Chair / Re: Nicolas Winding Refn
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 07:51:16 PM »
Introducing byNWR

Sources: Playlist, Variety, Mubi

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