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The Grapevine / Re: Joker (2019)
« Last post by Tictacbk on September 08, 2019, 06:40:12 AM »
Um... this just won the Golden Bear at the Venice Film Festival.
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by wilberfan on September 07, 2019, 08:32:35 PM »
Whenever I see photos of the interior I'm always surprised at how....not big...the New Bev really is. 
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by jenkins on September 07, 2019, 05:25:12 PM »
deliberately went to a dying-down midnight screening in order to separate my viewing experience from the experiences of others



i sat in the back so everything this time was between me and the movie. i'm internalizing its rhythms, which is my favorite way to experience a movie, and can best be achieved during a repeat viewing. it's when the movie magic is becoming familiar to me, part of me



wilberfan first mentioned Rick's stutter, and HACKANUT first gave it emotional depth. among what i specifically wanted to see this time was whether Rick stuttered during his audition for The Great Escape. but i must admit that by then i was nodding off to sleep, how disappointing. he doesn't stutter in the first clip from the audition, but during the second clip i was so near sleep i can't accurately say. did his stutter blow it?

after my first viewing was when i mentioned to my friend that although Cliff is a breezy and likable character, Rick requires the most work as an actor. and that's still true. Leo out of anyone does the most pound-for-pound acting in this movie

because here's a movie that almost seems as if it doesn't require acting. Cliff achieves contentedness amidst the swirl of all movie things, and Sharon's whole life is on an upswing.  Rick is the panic button. Rick knows it. Cliff knows it. we know it

and that's all ontological, which is mostly what this movie depicts: ontology. i hear people say this movie is most like Jackie Brown but i don't understand why they're saying that. i myself sort of understate the similarities between this movie and his previous historical revenge fantasies. but really i think this movie is tonally different from his other movies by a large margin. the narrative thrust is amorphous unless you track the characters. almost nothing happens but them. Manson isn't a vital component within the movie. white supremacy isn't mentioned. things like that are omitted in order to focus on a sense of being, which is so light i even fell asleep but don't take it personal. i was awake for the ending again

walking away from the theater i felt calmer than i have in a long while. not just because of seeing the movie, for a variety of reasons, but the movie was helpful.  to full circle, that's because i internalized the rhythms of a calm movie

it's sort of the movie version of keep calm and carry on
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This Year In Film / Re: It: Chapter II
« Last post by jenkins on September 06, 2019, 08:49:17 PM »
there’s two of them it’s like

and there’s so much everything these days. king is about to publish his 61st book and he makes adult children’s books respect
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This Year In Film / Re: It: Chapter II
« Last post by Drenk on September 06, 2019, 05:13:47 PM »
This piece points well to the reason why I'm disappointed that nobody seems to want to dig at the heart of It.

https://aux.avclub.com/re-reading-stephen-king-s-it-and-confronting-my-own-per-1837817492/amp?__twitter_impression=true
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The Director's Chair / Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
« Last post by Drenk on September 06, 2019, 03:31:29 PM »
The Cannes Cut is good. A different puzzle.
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The Director's Chair / Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
« Last post by Robyn on September 06, 2019, 01:21:25 PM »
I've only seen the version on my DVD, so please send it (:
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The Director's Chair / Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
« Last post by WorldForgot on September 06, 2019, 01:08:04 PM »
Robyn if you haven't seen the Cannes Cut, I've got a handy link I can PM.
>;)
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The Director's Chair / Re: Whats New with this dude? (Richard Kelly)
« Last post by Robyn on September 06, 2019, 12:55:17 PM »
“Southland Tales” arrived in theaters and was one of the biggest bombs of the year

Budget:$17,000,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $374,743

13 years later and I still believe that Southland Tales is an excellent film.  At this point I'm just waiting for it to archive cult classic status sometime in the future.
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DVD Talk / Re: I Just Bought...
« Last post by Ravi on September 06, 2019, 12:10:03 PM »
Has anyone made the jump to 4K UHD discs?

I have a few 4K discs. There aren't many that I want, but we're now starting to get some good catalogue titles on the format.