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The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Tictacbk on May 12, 2017, 01:55:31 PM »
Yeah, I think this story is already worth having watched. It's a daring, fun, devastating, other adjectives, show no matter how cleverly the ending is wrapped up. You gotta just Let The Mystery Be.
The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 12, 2017, 12:50:36 PM »
I mean, I think the show is largely about uncertainty. For example, the writers apparently went to great lengths to make sure the things that happened late last season (Kevin being buried, and then surviving that gunshot) were scientifically possible. You're supposed to constantly wonder whether these are magical/fated things or just coincidences. The joy and pain of that tension is part of the pleasure of The Leftovers. You'd have to be on board with that.
The Small Screen / Re: Fargo (TV series)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 12, 2017, 12:46:02 PM »

I would say he's definitely as rich as he suggests. The binging/purging I think is an expression of his gluttony and greed. He wants to devour everything around him. The way he vomits is kind demonic, actually. I think those parallels are intended.
The Small Screen / Re: Fargo (TV series)
« Last post by RegularKarate on May 12, 2017, 12:41:26 PM »
I definitely don't think this is the best season, but I really liked this last episode. Love the occasional return of Billy Bob Thornton as a narrator.


Are we being led to find out that Thewlis' wolf character isn't actually rich at all? We know he binges and purges, but that leaves you with nothing.
The Small Screen / Re: The Leftovers
« Last post by RegularKarate on May 12, 2017, 12:38:30 PM »
This episode and the last episode both leaned hard into what I love and what I hate about this show.

The execution is great! These are well-directed episodes with flare. They capture the immediate feelings very well and in interesting ways.

The big-picture is bullshit. Going back and forth between where Kevin stands with everything and whether or not he's crazy is fucking boring.
I get sucked into an episode for the first half and then pissed off during the second when it is revealed that once again, they don't give a fuck about where things go as long as you are curious. It's infuriating and makes the characters very shallow in the long-run because they're just delivering samples of mystery and emotion that don't fit into an overall real character.

Nora is the only major character I think is well written.

It would take some majorly clever writing to bring everything together and make this story worth having watched.
The Grapevine / Re: Nocturama
« Last post by jenkins on May 11, 2017, 08:40:20 PM »
um my guess is this movie will seal the deal between Bertrand Bonello and me
The Grapevine / Nocturama
« Last post by wilder on May 11, 2017, 08:38:02 PM »

The new film by Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, House of Pleasures) is a terrorism thriller like no other, recalling Robert Bresson’s The Devil, Probably as much as it does George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. We first follow a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, learning through carefully delineated sequences that they’re already well underway with a bombing plot. And then it becomes something familiar, yet altogether different, as these subversives tuck away inside a shopping mall and lose themselves in consumer culture — clothes, televisions, toys, and a stirring soundtrack that includes Blondie, Chief Keef, Shirley Bassey, Bonello’s menacing electronic score, and Willow Smith. Will they survive the unseen, encroaching authorities? Or, as the walls close in, will they even survive each other? Nocturama presents no easy answers; what it does offer is one of the 21st century’s most stirring cinematic experiences.

Written and Directed by Bertrand Bonello
Release Date - August 11, 2017 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Metrograph in New York City, with national dates to follow
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on May 11, 2017, 06:28:20 PM »
Another unbelievable, was-never-going-to-happen announcement. Everything is on the table, now. I love the cinematography in this film.

Fall 2016 TBD

Francis Delia's Freeway (1988) on blu-ray from Kino

There are 600 miles of freeway in Los Angeles. Every night, millions of angry motorists speed through its asphalt maze. Some of them have guns. One of them enjoys killing people. Now a traumatized ER nurse (Darlanne Fluegel of Crime Story), an acerbic talk-radio host (Richard Belzer of Homicide and Law & Order: SVU) and a stranger with a dark secret (James Russo of Donnie Brasco) must join to stop the bible-quoting madman (Billy Drago of The Untouchables) who has promised the panicked city one final fast lane massacre. Michael Callan, Kenneth Tobey and Clint Howard co-star in this suspense thriller directed by Francis Delia that shocked audiences at the height of LA's real-life freeway shooting sprees.

New release date: July 18, 2017
The Grapevine / Jeannette: the Childhood of Joan of Arc
« Last post by wilder on May 11, 2017, 06:21:43 PM »

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

Written and Directed by Bruno Dumont
Starring Aline Charles, Élise Charles, Jeanne Voisin, Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Lucile Gauthier, and Victoria Lefebvre
Release Date - TBD, Cannes premiere
The Small Screen / Re: Fargo (TV series)
« Last post by Garam on May 11, 2017, 03:07:58 PM »
David Thewlis is having an absolute ball in this role, and it's the best season yet because of it.
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