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The Grapevine / Velvet Buzzsaw
« Last post by WorldForgot on January 10, 2019, 10:15:49 AM »

Nightcrawler's Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rene Russo return to serve us another artist-consumption/media-junkie dessert. With a TIGHT frkn ensemble, and maybe even some dope giallo-influence, looks like.

"Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich star in the new mind-bending film written and directed by Dan Gilroy."
This Year In Film / Glass
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on January 09, 2019, 04:32:38 PM »

This is M. Night Shyamalan's followup to Unbreakable and Split.

Reviews thusfar are not great.

Chris Evangelista says: "Editing is the real villain of Glass. Unbreakable was tight and enthralling. Sure, it moved at a slow, reserved pace, but there was life burning in that unhurried momentum. Glass is lost in seemingly endless scenes that clobber the viewer over the head with the same info again, and again, and again."
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: grimes <3
« Last post by WorldForgot on January 09, 2019, 01:52:15 PM »
Can confirm it iz very good for overwatch matches.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: grimes <3
« Last post by Robyn on January 09, 2019, 05:37:47 AM »
listened to this twice before realizing it was actually grimes who uploaded it

2018 In Film / Re: If Beale Street Could Talk
« Last post by eward on January 09, 2019, 03:08:36 AM »
You guessed it right, those are the two scenes I was talking about. They define my feelings overall for the film. I will definitely be seeing it again though, amendments to come...
2018 In Film / Re: If Beale Street Could Talk
« Last post by samsong on January 09, 2019, 02:27:48 AM »
responded to this more than i did moonlight but i thought it was far from perfect, made all the more disappointing by how good much of it is and how great the performances are.   regina king gives one of my favorite performances of the year and kiki layne's should thrust her into stardom, though i wasn't thrilled with her voiceover work... blame that more on direction than the actor, though.  there's a lot of directorial self sabotage here.  at worst i found the film to be  distractingly derivative of in the mood for love and wong kar wai's color palette from the 90s.  even the score at times seemed to be stuck in mere mimicry.  that along with the self conscious stylistic flourishes and ramping up of the swoon-factor stunted the emotional impact of the movie, too desperate an attempt to be both poetic and operatic in equally disproportionate measures.  the film is invariably best when it's the most quiet, still, unadorned, where the power inherent to the story and the prowess of the actors are allowed the shine.

eward i wonder if the two scenes you're referring to are the same two i thought were by far the best of the film... SPOILERSthe pregnancy announcement/extended family meeting(s) and the old friend reunion?END SPOILERS

anyway, liked it, it's pretty good as is, but i mourn for the lost potential.  this movie could've, and really should've been tremendous.

This Year In Film / Re: Transit
« Last post by wilder on January 08, 2019, 10:44:58 PM »
Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by wilberfan on January 08, 2019, 08:18:50 PM »
Dammit, I want to give that a quick +1 because it made me laugh.  The price of progress, I guess.   Tell your grandkids about when we used to be able to do that until the late aughts. 
Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by eward on January 08, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »
This is the logo I want them to remember us by.
Xix & Xax / Re: Know Your Xixax: Donation begging and site news
« Last post by polkablues on January 08, 2019, 07:27:19 PM »
It's a real logo, Jack.