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News and Theory / Re: Film Recommendations
« Last post by Lottery on October 15, 2017, 11:40:25 PM »
I can't say I've seen those so my rec may be a bit off, but the great master of low-key drama is Koreeda.
Shillin' my thread below.
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12808.0

Still Walking and Nobody Knows are good starting points.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by KJ on October 15, 2017, 10:30:09 PM »
Baumbach is such a hit or miss. I'm looking forward to this though. 
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News and Theory / Re: Film Recommendations
« Last post by KJ on October 15, 2017, 10:18:50 PM »
I would love some recommendations on low-key dramas similar to You can count on me and maybe The Shape of Things, preferably from the beginning of the 00s. They are so comforting to watch for some reason.

You can count on me are also the perfect film to watch before going to sleep. It might be the Mark Ruffalo effect. I would much rather watch a film if Ruffalo is in it, and I haven't decided if it's a gay-crush yet or if it's one of those manly dude-crushes you have on someone like Marlon Brandon, but he's weirdly great, right? Right!?

Anyway..
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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by Drenk on October 15, 2017, 06:54:14 PM »
I'll quote this line by @fauxbeatpoet about the movie : "Living with inherited trauma is noisy business."
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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by wilberfan on October 15, 2017, 06:23:22 PM »
I wasn't into the story at all.  I just kept thinking, "Wow.  Great cast.  They sure have a lot of words to say...  Wonder how many pages the script was...?"
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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by Drenk on October 15, 2017, 05:16:05 PM »
What do you mean by unnaturally stylized? To me it is filmed like most of his movies. I find the structure fascinating. It's mostly linear and the gaps add something to the story. They all follow the same "story" in a different way.

I don't know. It deeply touched me.
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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by BigSock on October 15, 2017, 05:06:21 PM »
I worship Baumbach, but this is a mess-- he so clearly aims for accessible broad material, but he's trapped by just how talky and unnaturally stylized the film is
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DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on October 15, 2017, 03:41:05 PM »
January 23, 2018

Woody Allen’s Husbands & Wives (1992) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



Gabe (Woody Allen) and his wife, Judy (Mia Farrow), are shocked to discover that their best friends, Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack), are splitting up. Not only did they not see the breakup coming, but it makes them start to question their own relationship. While Gabe flirts with the idea of dating one of his college students (Juliette Lewis), Sally and Jack discover that being single again isn't all its cracked up to be and contemplate getting back together.






January 23, 2018

Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counselors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Hendersons play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long.






January 23, 2018

Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Dragonwyck (1946) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



For Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney), moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas (Vincent Price), seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter (Connie Marshall), to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.



November 27, 2017

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) on blu-ray from Second Sight (UK) in the original 25fps broadcast format. Also includes the new feature-length documentary Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (2015)



In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Amazon UK
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The Director's Chair / Re: Béla Tarr
« Last post by jenkins on October 15, 2017, 03:30:36 PM »
it's disappointing me that i haven't seen all of his movies, i fully blame distribution channels. along an internet path today i bumped into the ending of his Almanac of Fall

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This Year In Film / Re: The Meyerowitz Stories
« Last post by Drenk on October 15, 2017, 02:20:33 PM »
A good movie.
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