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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: "Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Tour"
« Last post by eward on June 11, 2018, 01:10:08 PM »

The Master will be screening at The Metrograph on 35mm starting this Friday, June 14 through the 24th. The Metrograph is my personal Happy Place and this will actually be my first time seeing this on 35, having only caught it on 70, DCP, and Bluray.

Will I see anyone there? I'll be bringing along a flask of my own personal torpedo juice (ew) and a fresh pack of Kools.

"That's where we go."

This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by eward on June 11, 2018, 01:00:54 PM »
He has generally good taste otherwise. But man I can't tell you how many people I temporarily alienated at work when I went on my vitriolic tirade against A Quiet Place the morning after I saw it* - everyone else seemed to be in awe of the film, and didn't really talk to me much for the rest of the day.

*actually, I can. It was only a handful, but it felt like everyone.
This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by samsong on June 11, 2018, 11:37:20 AM »
he loved A Quiet Place

friends donít let friends love A Quiet Place. 

i had almost completely forgotten krasinskiís war crime of a movie.  the thought of Hereditary being compared to that unfavorably is making my blood pressure rise.
Other Media / Re: Podcasts
« Last post by Sleepless on June 11, 2018, 08:50:50 AM »
Bundyville. We all heard about the militia that took over the Oregon federal preserve, but I didn't know much more than that. This is a 7-episode telling of the bigger surrounding story, and it's really quite an interesting glimpse behind the current battle over public lands against a backdrop of growing populism/libertarianism/nazis. Recommended.
The Grapevine / Re: Halloween
« Last post by eward on June 11, 2018, 08:22:25 AM »
I consider the first one an all-time classic, but the others are pretty broadly terrible. 4 and H20 are passable enough, I suppose (H20 brings me cozily back to that late 90s WB-infected Kevin Williamson Dimension Films Scream rip-off era that I remember so fondly, being my early adolescent years and all, so I'm more forgiving of it), but the low budget simplicity and elegance of Carpenter's original - with that beautiful 35mm widescreen cinematography courtesy Dean Cundey - still creates a stirring atmosphere of creepiness and dread.

The Rob Zombie entries are just pathetic and not worth seeking out. I didn't see the Busta Rhymes one but I'm sure it sucks. I'm glad they're ignoring all but Carpenter's original, and his involvement here pushes all of the right geek buttons for me.

My hope is that this one puts the proverbial nail in the coffin with a degree of grace, but then again if it makes enough money, who knows?
This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by eward on June 11, 2018, 08:04:34 AM »
Cannot wait to see this. My friend hated it, hated The Witch as well, so I'm quite positive I'm going to love it (he and I divide on modern horror pretty evenly - he loved A Quiet Place, for instance.)
This Year In Film / Re: hereditary
« Last post by polkablues on June 11, 2018, 03:21:42 AM »
Super hyped. Ari Aster's made some really great off-the-wall short films that always showed the promise that he had a movie like this in him.
This Year In Film / hereditary
« Last post by samsong on June 11, 2018, 03:05:02 AM »
iím not going to post a trailer or any of the promo material on the off chance that someone can go into this completely blind.

this movie fucked me up.  very much from the same vein as The Witch, in terms of it being a hyper film literate tone poem of a horror movie that is staggering both in its expert craftsmanship and insanely unsettling efficacy.  one of the scariest movies iíve ever seen.  toni colette is so fucking good in this.

go see this in the emptiest theater possible.
The Grapevine / Re: Halloween
« Last post by WorldForgot on June 11, 2018, 12:56:15 AM »
I've only seen the first 3, Rob Zombie's remake, and bits of H20 on television, but mannn do I enjoy those first three. The Shape is iconic and pure nightmare dread. Wonder what Joe Dante woulda done with III. This team coupled with such a strong trailer has me excited they did away with II, Laurie's flip-side fate.

Gonna watch Zombie's H2 soon, and then eventually the franchise. I think Busta Rhymes is in one of 'em. 
This Year In Film / Re: You Were Never Really Here
« Last post by csage97 on June 10, 2018, 10:47:17 PM »
Finally got a chance to watch this again and am happy to report that whatever experiential blinders I'd had on previously have been totally eradicated, thus I WAS ABLE TO FULLY ENTER AND LOVE THIS MOVIE. A forward-lurching, psychologically-splintered, gorgeously grotesque odyssey through the nightmare of one man's existence...


...with one of the most terrifyingly upbeat endings in recent memory. Proud to have been a part of it (I made those sides every morning like a motherfucker!)

I knew you would come around, eward!
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