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The Grapevine / Re: Wonderstruck
« Last post by matt35mm on May 13, 2017, 09:59:31 AM »
Why is Todd Haynes so good?
This Year In Film / Re: Get Out
« Last post by Lottery on May 13, 2017, 08:54:15 AM »
Really good stuff. Happy I went in blind, I had no idea what to expect tonally.

I watched it with my brother. We really enjoyed it but we didn't have the same strong positive reaction as others. He asked me after the film (paraphrasing), 'hey, your internet movie buddies who recommended this- are they white?'. Made me laugh.

Really excited to see what Peele puts out next. I will be truly amazed if the studios try to get him to direct Akira.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on May 13, 2017, 05:53:34 AM »
August 15, 2017

Martin Ritt’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

August 15, 2017

Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

2017 TBD

William Friedkin’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (1968) on blu-ray from Kino

The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.
The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 12, 2017, 11:43:23 PM »
I love that theory.  :yabbse-thumbup:
The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by polkablues on May 12, 2017, 09:25:28 PM »
Just so we're clear: Self-immolating guy in the last episode answered no and got rejected. Nora answered yes and got rejected. Theories abound...

My guess is that the test is simply rigged. (Occam's Razor, right?) But if it's legit, maybe it's all about your reasoning, not the answer itself. Nora's reasoning lacked compassion: "what's one more?"

My theory is that no matter what the answer to the question, it results in rejection. It's another part of their evaluation process, just like the lady with the baby at the bus stop. They're looking for people who truly want it badly enough to take the risk, and when they tell a person no, they find out for sure how badly that person wants it. And holy shit, looks like Nora wants it very very badly.

p.s. The only way this show could be better at this point is if Carrie Coon played every role.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on May 12, 2017, 06:12:26 PM »
August 29, 2017

Robert Aldrich’s The Big Knife (1955) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy, from a new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release

Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavour to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets stage play, The Big Knife.

Charles Castle, one of Hollywood s biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn't taking the news too well, and he'll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line even if means exposing dark secrets…

The Big Knife (1955) - Amazon

The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 12, 2017, 05:29:37 PM »
I could rephrase that: The Leftovers is about existential confusion and trying to find meaning to resolve it. Do we find meaning in random events and try to make a story in our minds, or do we have an actual destiny that can be discovered? The show itself has been fiercely agnostic on that question. It may choose one side in the end, or it may not.
The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by RegularKarate on May 12, 2017, 05:23:29 PM »
You gotta just Let The Mystery Be.

And that's the problem (for me). The show is nothing but empty mystery. Its biggest problem is what it thinks is its biggest strength and the real problem with Lindelof.

"The show is about uncertainty" sounds like a cop-out to me, but also, I get why people like this show. There's definitely talent being poured into it and I respect that. It just makes me upset because it's so close to great. It's rare I don't enjoy at least PART of each episode.
The Grapevine / Wonderstruck
« Last post by wilder on May 12, 2017, 04:36:32 PM »

Set in 1927 and 1977, the film centers on Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millie Simmonds), two deaf children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

Directed by Todd Haynes
Starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams
Release Date - October 20, 2017

The 2017 Xixax Awards / Re: Most Disappointing Film
« Last post by jenkins on May 12, 2017, 02:49:10 PM »
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