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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by polkablues on Today at 12:19:12 AM »
I spent the whole time feeling bad for Charlize for committing so hard to a movie that was so intent on not living up to her.

I wasn’t even as impressed with the fight scenes as I thought I was going to be. For all that the John Wick dudes are amazing at choreography, they’ve never figured out where to put the camera so it looks like the people are actually hitting each other.
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News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 11:35:48 PM »
Philip Roth. 85.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 05:40:20 PM »
It's a cover. It's great.

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News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 05:28:55 PM »
Just caught up with Atomic Blonde because it's on HBO Now.

Pros: Some of the best continuous-shot fight scenes I've ever seen. Not unlike that Daredevil scene that went viral. Worth watching just for that. And Charlize sells everything so hard.

Cons: The rest of the movie is either (A) a character smoking a cigarette or (B) the most boring/obvious 80s pop hit one could possibly choose. Sometimes both.
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In Front of the Camera / Re: Look-a-Likes
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 05:11:19 PM »
He basically looks like Tye Sheridan having an allergic reaction.
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2017 In Film / Re: The Killing of a Sacred Deer
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Yesterday at 05:00:41 AM »
I don't know if it has a lot of meaning. It is thrilling. It makes you sick. But do I wonder about what justice is? Or about choice in complicated situations? Not really. But I don't really mind right now.

SPOILERS

I'm not entirely sure it needs to have any capital-M meaning in order to work. Though I know I'll be unpacking it a lot in days to come, on my first viewing I just took it in as a thoroughly fucked black comedy with an incredible sense of tone, expert visual craft, and a top-tier level Black Mirror plot. It was a total blast.

Thematically, maybe something to do with the artifice of familial bonds? How we all eat spaghetti the same fucking way? I loved how they all started lobbying for themselves to be the ones to survive, even the mother. That is such an absurdly dark view of humanity it goes beyond tragedy and into something more like hysteria.

And Barry Keoghan, holy shit, right?
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This Year In Film / Re: The Green Fog
« Last post by Just Withnail on Yesterday at 04:56:15 AM »
This was a lot of fun. There are some tremendous sequences where all the dialogue has been removed from very dialog-heavy scenes, leaving only fumbled attempts at starting a conversation, puzzled looks, epiphanies out of nowhere, and, surprisingly, tons of sexual tension where there probably wasn't any before.
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In Front of the Camera / Re: Look-a-Likes
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on Yesterday at 04:28:04 AM »


Barry Keoghan

and

Tye Sheridan



I was very confused when the credits rolled on The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I was certain it was Tye Sheridan the whole time.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread - SPOILERS!
« Last post by Bleep on May 21, 2018, 03:34:03 PM »
Family resemblance?

Distant cousin? -- Scorsese's After Hours (1985)
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: What is PTA best known film?
« Last post by WorldForgot on May 21, 2018, 12:31:18 PM »

Unless IV gains a Lewbowski-following I'm guessing it will be left in the shadow of his other more prestige work post-HE.

Cults aint our bag, really, but each year does seem to bring a handful of fresh, pot-smacked tagalongs into the psychedelic sojourn ~
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