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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by Pringle on Today at 01:51:23 AM »
Well, I guess that's it. Another project come and gone, and now it's time for the man to go away and dream it all up again.

We were hoping for a great film, and he delivered yet again. PTA continues to amaze and astonish and inspire and deliver the goods.
This Year In Film / Re: Isle of Dogs
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 10:15:09 PM »
i'm going to isolate the idea of this animation. i'm going to have that idea separate from my idea of Wes Anderson the live action director. as if there is only one Wes Anderson: the animator. because if there was just Wes Anderson the animator i'd like that person more than this person who is both. so i'm going to isolate the animator in order to like this movie as much as i can.
This Year In Film / Re: Isle of Dogs
« Last post by csage97 on Yesterday at 08:29:18 PM »
Thought I commented on this thread before, but I guess not. I'm excited for this one. I have the feeling that I like the movie before I've even seen it, somehow. Animated dogs and Wes Anderson? Yup. Going to love it.

Some reviews are out now and they're all really positive. It seems accessible with gags and stuff on the surface. I saw one review that said you can enjoy it on a surface level if you're just looking for a fun movie to see at the theatre, but can also enjoy it if you're seeking more depth, as it ...

*possible thematic/interpretation spoilers*

has lots of relevance to the topic of xenophobia.

*end possible spoilers

Anyway, @jenkins, maybe if you can try to access it on a level that works for you -- whether you're looking for lighthearted fun, more depth, or both, etc. -- the film, if it's good, will meet you there and offer up something for you.
The Grapevine / Under the Silver Lake
« Last post by csage97 on Yesterday at 07:53:35 PM »

An aimless young man becomes an unwitting detective when his beautiful neighbor vanishes.
From David Robert Mitchell and starring Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, and Topher Grace. Under the Silver Lake. RELEASE DATE: June 22, 2018

This one has got me quite excited. I really enjoyed It Follows and I'm glad to see the director David Robert Mitchell and co. back at it. I LOVED the cinematography from It Follows, so I'm also happy to see that Mike Gioulakis is back on this one. So, could be another great one from A24 ....

The plot seems up my alley: a quirky detective-following-an-endlessy-deep-and-futile-case, which is just about the plot from a Pynchon novel. Seems goofy and fun on the surface, but suggestive of how we use and interpret signs and symbols, the meaning we get from them, the deep world of information and how it's exchanged, and the possibility that there are hidden worlds the common folk are unaware of (springs to mind this quote from Gravity's Rainbow: “You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures”).

I've been a bit cold on Andrew Garfield in the past, but I think I can like him in this one. It's a good role.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: this is a really good song.
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 06:47:50 PM »
good vibrations ~
The Director's Chair / Re: vincent gallo
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 06:47:36 PM »
If you had asked me prior to reading this if I thought there was any way Vincent Gallo would attempt to make himself out to be the one true victim of the Harvey Weinstein situation... I would have said yes, that tracks perfectly with my existing perception of Vincent Gallo, thank you for asking.
The Director's Chair / Re: vincent gallo
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 06:38:22 PM »
Right-wing madness coming out of his mouth isn't new, so I'm not surprised about the Trump talk, but it's hilarious that he also wrote this line in the same text: "A narcissist admires and identifies himself as a winner out of his fear of ever being labeled a loser." But I accepted that what some people got out of Trump is insanely disconnected to what it is obvious that Trump is. I mean, I remember when we were trying to convince ourselves that these people were just loud. No. It's wide. It works. How? Why? I have no idea.

I like these lines:

"I hope my work is more interesting and more intelligent than I am."

"I always think my understanding of what is beautiful is common and I am surprised when people find my work strange or weird or hard to sit through."

I'm sad we probably won't watch his new movies. He's stubborn enough to erase them after his death. And I don't want to be thinking about how old I would, or even if I would be alive, when it will happen. I think he's wrong about not showing them, but I don't blame him. The reception for The Brown Bunny was violent.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by WorldForgot on Yesterday at 05:44:25 PM »
Soccer Mommy and JBrekkie are the real deal as far as emo indie acts go, lately. (Mitski, too, but she's not featured above) If yall dig those tracks jenkinz posted, do try to catch them live. They're vulnerable on that stage in an inspiring way.

This band is releasing their debut next month. I've been lucky enough to see them live and hear the two demos that comprise the new tracklist. It's going to be an exemplary record. "Alice" isn't out as a single, but it's track 2 of the LP and has been a go-to track of mine for writing sessions. They make melodic drama you can yell-along to. Very excited for them ~
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