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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - Interviews
« Last post by Lewton on August 08, 2018, 04:08:58 PM »
This looks very interesting. IIRC, I haven't seen this discussed anywhere else yet.

Just in case, I'll note a NSFW warning here because of some of the gallery images:

10-page interview and photographs by Amanda Demme.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Favorite Music Videos
« Last post by WorldForgot on August 08, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »

that is the Director's Cut^
you can edit the video yourself here --
The Director's Chair / Re: Alex Gibney
« Last post by wilder on August 06, 2018, 06:46:55 PM »
Showtime Greenlights Alex Gibney Docuseries ‘Enemies: The President, Justice & FBI’ Based On Book – TCA
via Deadline

As the ongoing clashes between the Donald Trump administration, the Justice Department and FBI continue to make daily headlines, Showtime has ordered the timely Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI (working title) a new documentary series from Oscar and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney, inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner’s book, Enemies: A History of the FBI. The four-part docuseries, which provides an in-depth look into the long history of conflict between American presidents and the FBI, will premiere its first installment Sunday, November 18 at 8 PM ET/PT

Enemies the series tells the long, complex history of presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI’s job to enforce it, as well as an abuse of power from with the bureau. According to Showtime, From Nixon and Hoover to Trump and Comey, each battle illuminates a different facet of our democracy and the rule of law. Using the present as a prism, we look back to see which lessons held up, which didn’t and how the current investigation of the Trump administration might turn out.

The series will include intimate interviews with current and former officials, including those who were present for these moments in history, as well as interviews with journalists who broke the stories. The docuseries also features rare archival video, audio and photographs juxtaposed with short, stylized reconstructed scenes that will place viewers in the room during some of these momentous historical events.

Enemies: A History of the FBI was published in February 2012 by Yale University Press.
This Year In Film / Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
« Last post by wilberfan on August 06, 2018, 06:11:47 PM »

A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars. 

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Genre(s): Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 98 min

I found it quite interesting, on multiple levels:  historical, sexual, gender-political, psychological, sociological...  It does go on a bit too long in spots with the present day scenes of Scotty in his multiple houses (the dude is a serious horder), but I found it otherwise fascinating.  Recommended.
The Art Gallery / Re: I made a gender bending bank robbery short film
« Last post by polkablues on August 06, 2018, 02:01:52 AM »
That was extremely well done. There's no question you know where to put the camera and what to do with it while it's there, and you've always had a knack for showcasing whatever's visually interesting about your locations, but I'm most impressed with the character work. Every character feels lived in and complex, even down to the bit parts like the bartender at the bowling alley. I'm hyped for what's next.
The Art Gallery / Re: I made a gender bending bank robbery short film
« Last post by pete on August 06, 2018, 01:04:24 AM »
thanks Jenkins. I've just been commissioned to make a bunch more of these things to stay tuned.
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Fernando on August 05, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
I couldn't get past the first episode.


I think once his mistress grabbed his cock and said, "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" and he replied, "You know I don't where my gun to the office" or something like that, I felt I couldn't justifiably devote any more time to it. I'm getting old.

Am I being picky? I love to be convinced.

ha I really don't remember that bad line.

The show as it progresses gets more interesting but it has a few scenes here and there of the private life of Jeff Daniels' character, but I think is worth it, if you try again and by the 3rd episode you're not hooked then it's not for you.
This Year In Film / Re: Mission: Impossible - Fallout
« Last post by matt35mm on August 05, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »
I don't mind the plot, especially when it leads to two pretty silly but satisfying "gotcha" moments at the beginning and the middle of the story. What I did notice tho - was the beginning when Tom Cruise/ Ethan Hunt totally opened the movie using QAnon catchphrases "a storm is coming/ I am the storm" - did anyone else catch that? That's a pretty insane dogwhistle.

My guess is that that's some old quote that was appropriated by QAnon?
The Art Gallery / Re: I made a gender bending bank robbery short film
« Last post by jenkins on August 05, 2018, 01:31:20 PM »
first of all the handwriting joke is hilarious. that was a first thing i felt. then when she was driving out, it was the sunlight on her face that really touched me. and i found myself being pulled toward this woman, which continued through the rest of the short, leaving behind what's called an "indelible" impression. like she is in my gut now.
This Year In Film / Re: First Reformed
« Last post by The Ultimate Badass on August 04, 2018, 09:57:27 PM »
I was surprised at how bad I found this movie to be after reading all the good things said about it here. I thought it was amateurish and silly and poorly crafted. The movie seems like it's been assembled from the pale shadowed fragments of many other better movies. Every scene is so trite and unoriginal. Even the levitation scene, which I agree is its high-point, feels familiar -- we've seen this same thing many times before. This movie really has nothing new or interesting to say at all.

That's not even getting into Schrader's directing. He's just not very good at it. He has such a heavy hand, and lacks self-assuredness and cinematic vision. And the guy cant direct actors for shit. Every interaction is so clunky and unnatural. Amanda Seyfried's performance was distractingly awful and I dont think it was really her fault. Almost everyone was pretty bad in this. But hats off to Cedric the Entertainer who was, surprisingly,  the only character that managed to come across as a believable human being.
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