XIXAX Film Forum


Recent Posts

71
This Year In Film / Re: Queen & Slim
« Last post by jenkins on November 27, 2019, 06:49:03 PM »
They Live by Night to Queen & Slim, basically

except on the way here the nearest hit on the same target is 1992's Guncrazy, directed by Tamra Davis who also directed music videos for Depeche Mode The Smiths and Sonic Youth

except now here we are in the future and Queen & Slim is better



it crushes. at least five times it spoils the audience. i cried once okay. i cried twice bit surprised. cried thrice i think the end. the fourth time i cried i mentioned this all in a post to my internet friends. ~"he's nothing out there, but in here he's a king." a hooker describing her pimp

um this movie is written in romance and it's so good! better than i thought it'd be tbh. a tiny movie miracle i liked it
72
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by jenkins on November 27, 2019, 06:37:51 PM »
i really think one way to do it is just not like it. just feel exactly that way about it and maybe wait a couple years, which by then one might react either better the same or worse who gives a shit the whole fun is the gamble and i think when it's fresh in your mind it's harder to gamble on
73
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Everything twitter
« Last post by wilberfan on November 27, 2019, 05:19:29 PM »
(Make sure you look at the entire thread.)

74
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by Alexandro on November 27, 2019, 05:16:18 PM »
I gave this two shots (so far). The first time I was truly underwhelmed for reasons other have exposed here before me. Mainly, I felt the film dragged and never really took off. Scenes were good by themselves, some of them great, but the energy kept escaping because everything was taking forever. DiCaprio en Pitt are terrific, the film has some great sequences, a lot to chew on, but I was impatient during most of it.

Still, I went back a week later, this time to an IMAX screening, and sure enough, I quickly realized that on that first showing I had been scammed. There was NO VOLUME at my first screening. At least the speakers weren't properly calibrated. Weird that I didn't notice, as I tend to be that asshole who gets up 20 seconds into the movie to tell an employee to crank the volume up. But  this time, I guess it was loud enough but not correctly so. With the IMAX, I could feel the movie I was really supposed to see all along, and everything was way better.  But still...

Spoiler: ShowHide
 ... around the first sequence of DiCaprio acting within the tv show things started to drag again. I don't understand why that sequence takes so long. I mean the fictional scene, before he forgets his lines. It just goes on and on for no good reason.


I'll give it a third go soon, and hopefully I will see the perfect masterpiece everyone else is, although I've had the same feeling of unnecessary dragging on from Tarantino's films ever since Django Unchained.

75
Xix & Xax / Where we at? (Cartography Edition)
« Last post by wilberfan on November 27, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »
I've created a map for those interested in sharing which part of the world they live in.

Be as specific--or not--as you wish.




76
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by eward on November 27, 2019, 12:35:50 PM »
I watched that for the first time not too long ago I think after Bill Paxton died because I'd heard for years how good it was and I must say...no sir, I didn't like it.
77
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by WorldForgot on November 27, 2019, 11:59:42 AM »
As long as we're on the subject (unless it belongs elsewhere), have any of you ever tried this hard to like a film?  What was the film?

Frailty (2001), which I've watched twice after I fell asleep the first time. Still don't remember, like, any of it. But my father and some horrorheads I know dig it, and it's nearly southern-gothic so... I already intend on trying again...
78
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by jenkins on November 27, 2019, 11:56:41 AM »
had you read ewardís description of the additional material? itís familiar for people who have seen it at new bev, and disconnected to the narrative as you now know

i have never tried to like a movie. i have rewatched movies hoping to discover another perspective. i think itís three times iíve watched Looper, which movie i consider a load of horseshit each time
79
Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by wilberfan on November 27, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
I've been wondering why I put myself thru that again--and I remembered I wanted to see if it played any better with the advertised "20 add'l minutes".  The version I saw was the exact running time of the original, so forked again. 

As long as we're on the subject (unless it belongs elsewhere), have any of you ever tried this hard to like a film?  What was the film?

On the plus side, with the digital release, I now get to savor this shot of me hiding during a take.

80
Filmmakers' Workshop / Re: Research: A Four-Letter Word
« Last post by Sleepless on November 27, 2019, 11:04:46 AM »
Nothing like a holiday treasure hunt. Alas, I wasn't able to find what you're after even with resorting to Bing. I did find this resource which might be useful to you at some point.

Also, potentially interesting: the deadliest week of the 1918 pandemic coincided with Halloween.

Project sounds interesting though, I look forward to reading it!