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This Year In Film / Re: Revenge
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on September 15, 2018, 11:12:42 AM »
The feminist elements did not seem overly ambitious to me. At the same time, I think if this were Fargeat's second or third film instead of her debut, it easily might have been a masterpiece.

Because she definitely had some interesting stuff in mind.


SPOILERS

Like the very phallic wooden spear. And this:

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Inasmuch as Fargeat and Lutz both champion the right of women to parade their bodies as they wish, the bulk of Revenge focuses on a female form that is shot like a lithe huntress. Clad in a black bikini, smeared with dirt, and slinging a gun, she takes on the role of predator, rather than prey.

ďItís like an animal losing a skin and living in another skin,Ē says Fargeat. ďPart of her dies, the part that defines her existence through the gaze of other people and through the male gaze."

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/revenge-film-coralie-fargeat-matilda-lutz-rape-thriller-violent-male-gaze-feminism-a8341291.html
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The Grapevine / Re: The Other Side of the Wind
« Last post by eward on September 15, 2018, 09:24:51 AM »
Some Her Smell to sell?  :) Any other tickets?
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by polkablues on September 15, 2018, 03:51:37 AM »
Oh wow, I forgot all about Wonderland. One of a long line of deeply underrated classics by Winterbottom, who rarely gets the recognition he deserves.
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This Year In Film / Re: Revenge
« Last post by polkablues on September 15, 2018, 03:42:23 AM »
It's an extremely well-made movie with style to spare, but I think it works a lot better as a straightforward gender revenge flick than as the feminist overhaul it occasionally feints in the direction of being. Ultimately, there's not a lot of open air separating this from I Spit On Your Grave and its ilk. Visually outstanding, though, and the staging of the climax is so weird and bold that I have to give it bonus points for creativity.
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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by jenkins on September 15, 2018, 02:03:17 AM »


i'm able to mention not only Michael Nyman but also a favorite song because of how many times i've listened to the soundtrack since i watched this movie a couple days ago. you guys: Wonderland a true contemporary classic. is it known as such? i wonder the same about Goodbye Solo.

Michael Nyman made music for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, A Zed and Two Naughts and others. check out this fact: Wonderland brought Sean Bobbitt into cinema. he'd been doing docs and Michael Winterbottom brought him into movies. who influenced Winterbottom? i can't wait to tell you! it was WKW and Chunking Express--i'm not making that up, it's been quoted. and this/that was shot on Super 16. the production designer's name is Mark Tildesley, a Brit who's worked with Winterbottom, Leigh, Boyle, Wheatley, and DGG for Your Highness, PTA for Phantom Thread.

for like a direct comparison, i think it's better than All or Nothing
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This Year In Film / Revenge
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on September 15, 2018, 12:27:19 AM »
I can't find a trailer that's not extremely spoilery. But I pretty much loved this movie. My best attempt at a vague synopsis: Basically a guy brings his young mistress on a trip, something bad happens to her, then she must survive in the desert and possibly get revenge. That's really all you need to know.

Also, it's bloody. Very bloody.

It's a French film made by a first-time female writer/director, Coralie Fargeat. The exploitation elements walk the line quite skillfully. And the editing feels very French.

Streaming on SHUDDER and available to rent from multiple outlets.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by eward on September 14, 2018, 06:31:26 PM »
Iím totally cool with him pumping out one comparatively small movie every two years than a big-dick epic every six or so.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by Punch Drunk Hate on September 14, 2018, 05:04:10 PM »
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.

Source for the project?

Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.
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The Grapevine / Re: The Other Side of the Wind
« Last post by BigSock on September 14, 2018, 04:18:34 PM »
Haha, I actually also had Her Smell tickets to sell. Itís looking like I unfortunately cannot make it that weekend
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The Director's Chair / Re: Xavier Dolan
« Last post by jenkins on September 14, 2018, 04:15:23 PM »
lol <3 zactly

myself Iím not into his depressive downward spiral stuff
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