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This Year In Film / Aquarela
« Last post by Sleepless on August 20, 2019, 08:34:44 AM »


AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Filmed at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth's most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela's mighty Angels Falls, water is AQUARELA's main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.

Release schedule
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The Grapevine / Re: Friedkin Uncut - Documentary
« Last post by jenkins on August 19, 2019, 09:43:18 PM »
it’s not even necessarily about NWR being dumb, this is pure gold in terms of youth vs experience

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The Grapevine / The Truth
« Last post by wilder on August 19, 2019, 08:18:56 PM »


Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, and Ethan Hawke
Release Date - TBD, premieres at Venice
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The Grapevine / Friedkin Uncut - Documentary
« Last post by wilder on August 19, 2019, 08:16:27 PM »


Quote from: The Playlist
The 83-year-old director, who lives in Beverly Hills with his wife (former Paramount Studios Chief Sherry Lansing)—opens up, guiding the audience on a fascinating journey through the themes and stories that have influenced his life and career.

A legendary group of friends and collaborators participate in the documentary— including Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Willem Dafoe, Wes Anderson, Matthew McConaughey, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Shannon, and Juno Temple— producing many never before heard stories and anecdotes celebrating the acclaimed director.

Directed by Francesco Zippel
Release Date - Limited theatrical release in New York on August 23 (Village East/NY) and in Los Angeles (Laemmle Monica) on August 30

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Other Media / Re: Bret Easton Ellis
« Last post by Drenk on August 19, 2019, 07:12:56 PM »
Tarantino should do a movie about writers who live by writing unproduced scripts. In parallel with Fincher buying a house with the money he got from "developing" World War Z II.
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Other Media / Re: Bret Easton Ellis
« Last post by WorldForgot on August 19, 2019, 06:59:52 PM »
Anna Khachiyan and BEE

The episode openz with BEE describing the 10-episode, multi-POV Manson Murders series he developed in partnership with Rob Zombie. It spans the Beach Boys, Spahn,  Linda Kasabian and Manson's meeting at Universal to pitch a doc on his own cult, all the way up to after the trial.

"Spahn Ranch meets the Polo Lounge" sez BEE 
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This Year In Film / Re: Midsommar
« Last post by polkablues on August 19, 2019, 06:34:44 PM »
I can at least see a case being made for the inclusion of the last scene mentioned in WorldForgot's excerpt, but even that might be pushing it into the realm of over-explaining. Everything else listed is just flat-out unnecessary.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Lars Von Trier
« Last post by jenkins on August 19, 2019, 04:33:24 PM »
it was the kind of thing where i'd forgotten all about it except i remembered it as it was happening

i think it's interesting how one's memory can work like that

this movie is so extra

it's too much

even the camera is anxious

it sort of encapsulates the burdensome Gen X mentality

clearly that was a mentality that needed levity

i did really like the musical performances

and Bjork's performance

except also it's hard for me to say that the apparent irl damage to Bjork was worth this movie

they called it emotional porn even back then didn't they

i think i was on the movie's side back then, was like "nuh-uh this is reality"

but now that i'm older it's definitely emotional porn

it's so harrowing she's jesus christ?

jesus christ

i won't be rushing back to Breaking the Waves and i'm not sure which is sadder

i will say that i don't know how this particular movie could be any better made

like it's not like i think this movie could be made better
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The Vault / Re: Apocalypse Now
« Last post by Fuzzy Dunlop on August 19, 2019, 02:45:36 PM »
Seeing this on the IMAX was an incredible experience. It's never looked or sounded better. Those beads of sweat on Matin Sheen's face blown up to such scale, it was hypnotic.

That fucking French plantation sequence though. I was really happy with everything else in the new cut, and then the pull into this fucking cul de sac of a sequence that robs the movie of all its tension. It just flat out doesn't work and should not be in the movie. The endless bickering, the big lush romantic Hollywood score, the woman spelling out for Willard the theme of the movie in such a basic ass way, Willard taking a break from losing his mind to chill and smoke some opium -- it just makes no sense for the movie at all. If you watch Hearts of Darkness, Coppola is really unhappy with the sequence, and he should have just stuck with his instinct. I think it plays great as a deleted scene, a curio to check out outside of the context of the film, but it has no business being in the Final Cut.

That one thing aside, it's an untouchable masterpiece.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by wilberfan on August 19, 2019, 01:40:24 PM »
At first glance you could almost pretend they were sitting out front at the Cinerama Dome.