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This Year In Film / Re: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by Something Spanish on Today at 06:04:02 AM »

Well, the film is a real slog from the time of paralyzation to the finish line. I actually like that Yargos never bothers to explain how Martin is able to do what he does, makes it creepier, but I didn't feel there was any development on Farrell's part that shows his trying to remedy the situation other than kidnapping Martin, who is too fleshed out a character to be "not real". Once the paralysis sets in, all the characters are like "Martin, please make it stop", and he's just like, "no", and that's basically it. It would have been nice if Martin got in their head a little more, or elaborated a bit on his logic for executing this plot. And it was a drag that things of interest never went anywhere, like Martin delusionally insisting his mom has a crush on Farrell or the two gifting each other. But like I said it's just thrown in there for weirdness' sake, like Kidman's handjob.


The whole movie felt random, just like the ending, blindly spinning around and busting a shot, then taking off the ski mask to see who's hit.


Can't compare it, but I got about halfway through The Lobster last night and really liked what I saw; look forward to finishing it.
News and Theory / Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Last post by Hibborandum on Today at 02:54:08 AM »
High hopes for this one!

Great IMDb list of of new thrillers if you want inspiration:
News and Theory / Re: Your Favorite Thrillers?
« Last post by Hibborandum on Today at 02:52:20 AM »

Watched it this summer based on a recommendation. Couldn't believe how intense it felt and how on edge of seat I was on. It's rare to get chills similar to the chills you got as a kid and less cynical about make-believe.

Great suggestion!!!
News and Theory / Re: The best movie(s) I'd never heard about
« Last post by wilder on Today at 01:22:12 AM »
Joseph Losey's Accident (1967). I'll write about this later

This Year In Film / Re: Justice League
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Today at 01:20:00 AM »
I remember thinking there was something weird going on with Superman's face. I had completely forgotten about the CGI mustache removal. It sort of looks like they subbed in a whole different mouth.
News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by wilder on Today at 01:19:37 AM »

Quentin Tarantino / Re: Quentin Tarantino vs Dario Argento
« Last post by The Ultimate Badass on Yesterday at 11:53:43 PM »
I admire how Tarantino isn't making any attempt to hide it anymore. Honestly, he looks like a hundred times better.
The Grapevine / Re: The Other Side of Hope
« Last post by BB on Yesterday at 11:13:57 PM »
This movie is very good and fun and deeply human.
News and Theory / Re: All things Cult Cinema
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 10:18:48 PM »
New Bev's Dec 31

wilder i can't find the xixax link but i know we know The Fan from Mondo Macabro. here's the trailer for Christiane F.

spoiler of when that song actually appears in the movie

David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by The Ultimate Badass on Yesterday at 10:04:33 PM »
Looking back on The Return, it really brings to mind a lightning bolt. The way it branches off in dozens of different paths seeking the most efficient route to the ground before a single one finally finds it and all the other paths simply disappear.

I'm really looking forward to re-watching this series when I get the time. Though I had seen a few of his movies, I hadn't had any real interest in Lynch before I decided to binge on his stuff before watching this series. I started with the original Twin Peaks series and quickly got hooked, then followed it Fire Walk With Me, then his other features. I got to say, it was one of the most pleasurable cinematic excursions I've ever been on. My dreams had never been so vivid.

I'm still trying to make sense of the The Return, but I'm tending to think that the whole thing is really taking place in Coop's subconsciousness. I think this has been the case right off the bat from the beginning of the original series to a certain degree. At the center of it all we have something truly horrific taking place: the continued rape and ultimate murder of a daughter at the hands of her father. This is something that actually happens in the world. It's something that Coop encounters on a regular basis as an FBI agent. At a point he can no longer simply be the indifferent investigator and tries to cope with how such horrifically inexplicable things can happen and what we watch in Twin Peaks is the attempt by his subconsciousness to rationalize the utterly irrational. It conjures up this elaborate fantasy of the Black Lodge etc., as well as all the rest. For the most part, what we're watching throughout this series is the hamster wheel in Coop's mind trying to explain what is really not explainable, and along the way we see many other aspects of his subconsciousness that reveal other things about Coop. But everything has meaning.

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