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Other Media / Re: What are we reading?
« Last post by KJ on June 08, 2018, 06:06:26 PM »
just whitnail, let's introduce this book to an american audience!

it's a Norwegian book about a love and sex and stuff. it's good. and I am reading it now.

News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by Punch Drunk Hate on June 08, 2018, 09:30:25 AM »
The Small Screen / Re: Strange Angel
« Last post by jenkins on June 08, 2018, 01:00:29 AM »
Variety has reviewed the first three episodes, the sole director they mention is Ghostboy. they say nice things about him and David Hart, then they express frustration about the pace of the show, which i expect to worry them more than us.

referring back to imdb, indeed another director isn't mentioned until episode 4 (Nelson McCormick). so he might be those first three. the final director-uncredited-on-imdb episode is number 7, which follows episode 6 directed by Ben Wheatley--perhaps that means he directs two, though i am uncertain.

this will be on CBS All Access, which is its own special thing. "The cost for CBS All Access is $5.99 a month ($9.99 without ads) or $59.99 for a year ($99.99 without ads)." they offer a 1 week free trial period. they released the first two Star Trek: Discovery episodes on the same day, then every remaining episode was a weekly release, not counting some strange gap in the middle of the reason for some reason.

this is the only show of the year i have an interest in for obvious reasons. based on what i know i'll wait for the first thee episodes to be released, which might take two or three weeks, then i'll do the free trial. that's because i won't want to wait around for what i most want to see, although i support the entire season by basic principle.
This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on June 07, 2018, 06:49:56 PM »
My first impression was very similar to eward's. The movie seemed too thin. But I've been warming to it quite a bit. This has some of the most idiosyncratic scenes I've seen in a while. And some of those images and moments are just not leaving my mind. I strongly suspect I would love this on a second watch. It probably is a masterpiece.

I'm pretty torn, because I wish this were an hour longer, at least. It left me wanting more. This is probably misguided, though, because the magic of the movie is the way it forces you to fill in the gaps. That's how it gets its hooks in you. (Which is not to say it leaves you guessing. It gives you just enough information.)


I hesitate to say this, because it's pretty dumb, but wouldn't a sequel be awesome?

I would also accept another movie with this story entirely from the girl's perspective.
The Grapevine / Re: The Old Man And The Gun
« Last post by polkablues on June 06, 2018, 05:22:11 PM »
The Grapevine / Re: The Old Man And The Gun
« Last post by Neil on June 06, 2018, 05:19:01 PM »
Very pumped for this, and I have a wild anecdote to boot,

Sometime in mid-2016, I met this guy at an open mic that I host, and he said his name was Nate Lowery. He's a great songwriter/performer etc, and he mentioned that he moved here from Texas.
Throughout the time I've known him, he's mentioned that his brother is a filmmaker, but we never really got too far into that, we'd just end up discussing specific films or music.

Anyhow, fast forward to today, and Nate posted on FB, "check out my brother's new film coming out soon."

Turns out he's Ghostboy's brother. Wild.
The Art Gallery / Re: Written by Sleepless
« Last post by polkablues on June 06, 2018, 01:27:06 PM »
There’s little greater thrill than actors performing words you wrote, and little greater anxiety than realizing their interpretation is miles off of yours.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by greenberryhill on June 06, 2018, 01:18:13 PM »
A new interview after a few months of silence!

The Art Gallery / Written by Sleepless
« Last post by Sleepless on June 06, 2018, 08:47:21 AM »
I was recently asked to write a 10-minute play for an annual theatre festival which my wife participates in each year. I knocked something out pretty quickly. It was the result of a combination of ideas... I wanted to do something very simple - a two-hander - so came up with the idea of someone just having a conversation with their cat. And that the cat talked back. Lots of these sort of plays are usually very pretentious, but I didn't want to do that at all. I thought it would be funny to give it a pretentious title, "Queso and Ipseical Dissonance," but really it's just stupid. though it touches on some themes of identity confusion which do interest me. This isn't the best example of my writing, but it was very rewarding to write something so quickly and then actually see some other people interpret and perform it. A very cool way to learn about my own writings' shortcomings, and I now want to edit the script and then publish it on Kindle for free. While I was decidedly very hands-off once I turned in the script, I think it is worth stating that I'd intended for it to be played very straight and dry, with the dialogue delivered like something out of Pinter, and that the humor would come more so from than that. That's not the way they went with it at all, but it was still a good experience for me.

This Year In Film / Re: Skate Kitchen
« Last post by matt35mm on June 06, 2018, 03:53:04 AM »
I seen't it at Sundance. Pretty solid. Nothing mindblowing or new, but enjoyable.
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