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Stanley Kubrick / Re: Eyes Wide Shut
« Last post by WorldForgot on November 13, 2018, 12:16:46 PM »
Read most of this thread last night. The theories behind this one, like Mulholland Dr for example, are all valid to me, that's how tight this film is constructed -- they're all part of Bill and Alice's dream environment. The Shining has been tougher for me to enjoy reading about, because so many of those theories, to me, don't connect to its emotional core. Maybe one day I'll read The Shining better.

Possibly my fav trailer??

Dig the lunar analysis by mstrmnd, wish it was more complete. The wrongwaywizard one is completely gone from the internet, unfortunately. Only archived page is its intro, seems like.
This Year In Film / Re: Burning
« Last post by putneyswipe on November 13, 2018, 08:37:04 AM »
I saw this last weekend at the Arclight with the Q&A, and it's been "Burning" in my mind ever since (NPI).

I went into this completely blind aside from the poster, not even knowing the runtime, so what I had assumed might be a taut 90-minute character study actually turned out to be a 2 and half hour mini-epic. My initial reaction was that I wasn't sure if the movie earned the runtime and seemed to needlessly drag at parts, especially in the second act.

But the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. The sudden shifts from working-class sadsack character study to Jules et Jim love triangle to Hitchcockian psychological suspense/mystery were unexpected and refreshing. Not to mention as well thatís thereís also a heavy cloud of sociocultural class commentary that hangs over everything at the same time, but this is done in a really subtle, beautiful way. Some of this might have gone over my head as well since I'm not completely acquainted with modern Korean culture. It was more ambitious than I was expecting, and I admire Leeís ability and ambition to mix these distinct tones in one film.

While watching it also occurred to me that in this current international arthouse movie moment, where European arthouse seems to long ago have disappeared up its own cliches, Asia is probably where the most exciting form of auteurist cinema is available nowadays. Some would argue that's been the case for 10-15 years now. This also struck me as the type of international film Hollywood might be eager to remake with Jake Gyllenhaal or something.


My reaction to the ending is that the ambiguity doesnít really feel necessary and overshadows what comes before. Yeun explained that the ambiguity was intentional, that Lee even went as far as to give him the choice of what he saw the character as. For me, the story has more power if we see Jong-suís perspective as a Bickle-esque study of a unhinged, unreliable narrator.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by jenkins on November 12, 2018, 10:23:47 PM »
Itís cinephilia thatís being celebrated
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by eward on November 12, 2018, 09:59:21 PM »
Moonlight was okay.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by BigSock on November 12, 2018, 07:10:09 PM »
PTA moderated a DGA screening for If Beale Street Could Talk

ďIím jealous of your close ups.Ē -Paul Thomas Anderson to Barry Jenkins. Another amazing film from one of my favorite auteurs. To think both Moonlight and IfÖ
News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by polkablues on November 12, 2018, 03:48:42 PM »
I actually recommend checking out the Paul WS Anderson Three Musketeers flick. It's surprisingly fun, has a ridiculously good cast (give or take your feelings on Logan Lerman), and is 100% batshit insane.
News and Theory / Re: Who's Next To Croak?
« Last post by Sleepless on November 12, 2018, 02:50:43 PM »
He has a cameo in Teen Titans Go To The Movies (which is actually a great film btw). Even though it's a DC film. Just shows what a huge figure he was in the industry.
News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by Sleepless on November 12, 2018, 02:47:16 PM »
The Three Musketeers by Richard Lester because it's on Mubi. Thought it'd be an easy, old-fashioned romp, but it was actually much better than I even anticipated. Really enjoyed it. Some great bits of humor throughout, too, which I wasn't expecting. It was weird watching numerous fight scenes that didn't really "up" the action. In fact, quite often those fighting aren't really great at it. As the film ends pimping the sequel, I immediately went to Amazon to buy the boxset of all three Lester-Musketeer films, but alas, it does not exist.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Robyn on November 12, 2018, 02:20:24 PM »
I had no idea about this project. sam ray at his best is pretty amazing.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Hip Hop
« Last post by WorldForgot on November 12, 2018, 02:14:45 PM »

This year has been amazing to hip hop and electronic artists no the wave of Sophie/Iglooghost/Kenny Beats. Drake, Wayna, all that, you can put Swizz at 11.
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