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The Director's Chair / Re: Jim Jarmusch
« Last post by jenkins on August 11, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
i bought both Down by Law and Dead Man. i was just really disappointed in myself for only owning The Limits of Control. that fact itself went beyond my limits of control. oh you know, that helps start building an immediate side-topic too. Burroughs is the topic, since limits of control is his quote. i also bought Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. and in fact i'm currently reading In Youth Is Pleasure, by Denton Welch, with a foreward by Burroughs, who calls it the book that most inspired him. what a guy Burroughs was, lasting into my life at least.

returning to the immediate topic, i've also recently watched both Down by Law and Dead Man. it's their pacing that really grabs me. i find the pacing of Jarmusch and Kaurismäki inspiring. so the night i started watching Dead Man i put it on because i wanted to fall asleep early, except i found myself having breezily watched the first 45minutes without becoming the least bit tired. i was surprised. it seems like the least bit happens, but that's not true. even on the beginning train trip he reads about beekeeping, sees new passengers board the train, gets to meet Crispin Glover, and watches passengers shoot at buffalo. its pace is misleading, really. you don't fully recognize what's happening. then when he arrives at the job he doesn't have, it seems like he hits a dead end, except actually it's pretty lightspeed into being best friends with the native american, who is a character i like more every time i watch the movie. Jarmusch does this interesting thing where i don't think the story is really quite logical at all, but it feels so right while watching it.

i currently prefer Dead Man to Down by Law, though really they're both simple stories that feel rich and full, connecting back to appreciating Jarmusch's general style.
DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on August 10, 2018, 11:47:54 PM »
September 25, 2018

Todd Solondz’s Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) on MOD blu-ray from Sony - but pressed, apparently (everyone thought this was coming from Criterion so what happened?)

An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) - Amazon

Fall 2018 TBD

Lucio Fulci’s Murder Rock (1984) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

November 26/27, 2018

Robert Altman's Gosford Park (2001) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK, from a new 2K restoration from a 4K scan

In 2001, Robert Altman (MASH, The Long Goodbye) took the unexpected step into Agatha Christie territory with Gosford Park, a murder-mystery whodunit set in an English country house starring a host of British acting greats and with an Oscar-winning screenplay by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

Set in 1932, the action unfolds during a weekend shooting party hosted by Sir William McArdle (Alan Bates), and his wife Lady Sylvia (Kristin Scott Thomas) at his estate, Gosford Park. Among the guests are friends, relatives, the actor and composer Ivor Novello (Jeremy Northam), and an American film producer (Bob Balaban). When Sir William is found murdered in the library, everyone – and their servants – becomes a suspect.

November 5, 2018

Alfonso Cauron's Children of Men (2006) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

In 2027, following eighteen years of global human infertility, the world is a bleak and hostile place. Former activist Theo (Clive Owen, Gosford Park, Shadow Dancer) drifts through the violence-riven streets of London without hope or purpose. However, when he reluctantly agrees to help former lover Julian (Julianne Moore, The Fugitive) smuggle a miraculously pregnant woman out of the country, he is unwittingly thrust into the role of all that stands between the human race and its extinction. As the country descends into anarchy and the authorities close in, Theo must race against time to secure safe passage for the humanity's only hope of salvation.

November 13/12, 2018

Allison Anders' Gas Food Lodging (1992) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK

Adapted from the novel Don't Look and It Won't Hurt by Richard Peck, Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart) whipped up a storm at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival with her masterfully crafted tale of a young woman trying to find love while struggling to bring up her two daughters.

Abandoned by her husband, Nora (Brooke Adams, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Stuff) waitresses to keep her head above water while raising two teenagers in a small New Mexico town trailer park. Beautiful and rebellious, Trudi (Ione Skye, Wayne's World, Zodiac) quits school to work alongside her mother, while her sister Shade (Fairuza Balk, The Craft, American History X) whittles away her time watching old movie matinees. Their life is turned on its head when Trudi finds that she has fallen pregnant after a string of promiscuous relationships and the girls' absent father returns with hopes of mending the relationships he broke when he left.

A wonderfully engaging story of the woes of teenagers reaching adulthood, Gas Food Lodging is a distinctly American portrayal of a mother trying to raise two wayward teens with growing pains, who are learning about love, life and each other.

In Front of the Camera / Re: Daniel Day Lewis
« Last post by polkablues on August 10, 2018, 06:25:06 PM »
In Front of the Camera / Re: Daniel Day Lewis
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on August 10, 2018, 04:44:11 PM »

Should probably re-enable downvotes for this post.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by eward on August 10, 2018, 01:26:05 PM »
Of course!
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by modage on August 10, 2018, 10:43:03 AM »
Oh I'll be shelling...
Give us a scan, would you?
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by eward on August 09, 2018, 05:49:15 PM »
Oh I'll be shelling...
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Shughes on August 09, 2018, 04:52:27 PM »
Great cover image!

Don't know if I'll shell out $15 for it but it does look very interesting.
The Grapevine / Re: Sunset
« Last post by Drenk on August 09, 2018, 03:59:03 PM »
The trailer gave me a bad impression. As if someone saw The Son of Saul and took its "tricks". This is what's dangerous with a second film, not confounding your style with tricks.
The Grapevine / Sunset
« Last post by wilder on August 08, 2018, 11:32:52 PM »

Set in Budapest in 1913, the film focuses on Irisz Leiter, a young woman who arrives in the Hungarian capital hoping to work at a legendary hat store previously owned by her late parents. When she is turned away, she sets on a search for a man who can reveal the truth about a lost past.

Directed by László Nemes (Son of Saul)
Starring Juli Jakab
Release Date - TBD, premieres at Venice
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