What Films Are We Watching?

Started by Something Spanish, March 31, 2018, 04:59:34 PM

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Films watched in 2021 so far:

Miami Blues - 4
Cattle Annie and Little Britches - 4
Robocop - 3.5
All That Jazz - 4.5
Days of Being Wild - 4.5 (rewatch)
Two Days, One Night - 4.5 (rewatch)
Five Easy Pieces - 3.5
Straight Time - 3.5
Slap Shot - 3.5
Saturday Night Fever - 4
Soul - 3
Shock Corridor - 4.5
Roman Holiday - 4
Boys State - 3
They Live by Night - 5
White Heat - 4.5
Promising Young Woman - 3
Eraserhead - 5
El Camino - 3 (rewatch)
Thoroughbreds - 4 (rewatch)
First Man - 3
The Maltese Falcon - 4
Clouds of Sils Maria - 3.5
Wild at Heart - 2.5
Double Indemnity - 4.5
New Rose Hotel - 2
À Nos Amours - 3
Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 - 4.5
Pulse - 4.5
Freaky - 2.5
First Love - 4
Heavenly Creatures - 4
Experimenter - 3.5
Pickup on South Street - 4.5
Diego Maradona - 3
Shin Godzilla - 3
Run - 3
Barfly - 4.5
Vivarium - 1.5


My January in reverse chronological:

Southland Tales
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny   
The House by the Cemetery
This Is Spinal Tap   
Euphoria: F*ck Anyone Who's Not A Sea Blob
The Tall Guy
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
City of the Living Dead
Father of My Children
King of the Hill
A Brighter Summer Day
Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always
You Cannot Kill David Arquette
The Philadelphia Story   
Locked Down
Promising Young Woman
The Dissident
Happy Gilmore   
Boss Level
Paths of Glory
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
The Beyond
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Bad Day at Black Rock
Jackass: The Movie   
Pride & Prejudice
Happiest Season
We Are
Romancing in Thin Air
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
The Boat That Rocked
Taipei Story
Joint Security Area
Sylvie's Love
The House That Jack Built


Beginning the year with The House That Jack Built. :bravo:



January thus far...

1. Good Hair
2. Death Proof
3. The Thing
4. Escape From New York
5. Prisoners
6. Husbands & Wives
7. Broadway Danny Rose
8. Die Hard With a Vengeance
9. Promising Young Woman
10. Alien
11. Back to the Future Part III
12. Catch Me If You Can
13. We Are
14. Pretend It's a City
15. Wanda
16. Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer
17. The Nest
18. Arachnophobia
19. Public Speaking
20. The Purple Rose of Cairo
21. *batteries not included
22. Living In the Material World: George Harrison
23. The Shawshank Redemption
24. Ocean's Twelve
25. Ocean's Thirteen
26. Intolerable Cruelty
27. The Underneath
28. King of the Hill
29. Shadows and Fog
30. And Everything Is Going Fine
31. Jurassic Park III
32. Welcome to Marwen
33. Marwencol
34. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
35. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
36. Masculin Feminin
37. Burn After Reading
38. The Uninvited (1944)


Quote from: eward on January 28, 2021, 08:04:48 PM
11. Back to the Future Part III

totally did this but back in December at my friends', and that night I said, "I was considering the possibility that we're the only people who have selected to watch just this one, but I bet it's happened" and there we go

movies i have watched at my friends' place since they started inviting me over for this reason recently:

Heavy Traffic
Back to the Future Part III
Turbo Kid

I pretty much talk about the movies I watch constantly


Been watching a lot this month, gonna prob slow down

The list :
Law of Desire
Thief (re)
Le Samourai (re)
First Name: Carmen
Vive L'Amour
Femme Fatale
All the Vermeers in New York
World on A Wire
The Long Goodbye (re)
The Third Generation
Trouble Every Day
Chinese Roulette
The General
The River
The Falls
August in The Water
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
Mulberry St.
The Show about the Show
Letter Never Sent
Quick Change
Fat City

Jeremy Blackman

Trailer's a bit spoilery. Basically has a highlight from all the best moments.

This movie is exactly what you think it is. Most importantly, it teases a new dawn in Russell Crowe's career where he could follow a Nic Cage type path if he so chooses. In this film, Mr. Crowe is indeed entirely without hinge. He is an angry bear who growls and claws his way through every scene. And I want to see more of it.


ONE FALSE MOVE (1992, dir. Carl Franklin)

Really what I was looking forward to was watching Devil in a Blue Dress, which I missed at the Bev while luckily scoring an Easy Rawlins lobby card. Well I watch that film on Hulu and it's like, whoa, cool editing, very classy, let's see what's up with Carl Franklin before this. Criterion Channel has ONE FALSE MOVE in its expiring End of April section so I figure best not dally. From its opening scene you can tell this iz going to be a bleak crime film, where the noir iz shades of metallic black and rusted red. It takes the South as badlands. Billy Bob on the co-writing credit, and playing a hedonistic demon on the run.

But we ain't in Ebbing, Missouri. Few contemporary filmz feel like this. Maybe Zahler. But there are complications there. At times it feelz like a play, the way each scene arcs. You can't sing enuff praises for this cast; Michael Beach as Pluto and Cynda Williams as Lyla especially bring the blunt stakes up close.

Physical redlining emphasized the psychic segregation infecting this movie an elevated crime tale, tearing out hope, our souls stuck to scorched earth, yet existing in that sweet spot where the tropes are functional to real, emotional stakes. It's bookended by two scarred children. I've already said too much.

Spoiler: ShowHide

Quote from:  Letterboxd user nathaxnne on BONE TOMAHAWKPS: Please as an afternote let me lay clear my own hypocrisy and misgiving. It is important that we have art which reflects and channels the world in which we live. for better or for worse we now live in a society shaped and molded by currents manifest and occult of worldwide fascism and totalitarianism. Just as Cannon Films reflected the heart of Reaganite America, we need exploitation films which will channel our world as it stands now so that in 35 years someone will love them maybe as much as I love Death Wish 3 but just as much as I love Death Wish 3, Death Wish 3 and its cohort created a policy feedback loop influencing how laws were written and laws were enforced, how white violence against nonwhites was read and rewritten and on and on to this day. Is making Trumpsploitation inherently immoral? of course not, but there are many paths this can take. noting a market and creating product for that market is not inherently immoral but when that market directly reflects nativist and racist urges and anxieties how do you approach that market?

PPS: one of the things i wanted to write here in the comments and maybe above is that horror connects with us on a deeply personal animal level and there are always good reasons for why that is. i feel like there is a tendency to accept many xxth century art vanguards into our collective historical understanding but decouple them from any association or interplay with fascist aesthetics which is a mistake. fascist art isn't something over there or other to us, it is something so intimate it is hard to see as such. i wish i was in a better place to write something serious about the day-to-day function of fascist art in amerikkka. i think about how 24 the tv show worked during the Bush II Admin - it presented week after week a justification for the administration's worst policies. i think about the CIA's direct involvement with Kathryn Bigelowe's Zero Dark Thirty, involvement which intentionally created a false narrative surrounding torture and Bin Laden 411. We need to think about cultural production in the shadow of fascism as it applies today. It would be weird if we DIDN'T like fascist art. Fascism (apparently) or authoritarianism appeals to roughly 30 - 40 percent of people at any given time. Those people make and consume art, art that i like. I think also about how fascist art, especially fascist art's depiction of male subjecthood and agency as it relates to being the locus and rightful administrator of violence against others in retaliation for real or perceived threats and how this relates not just to fight/flight/stress/conflict but to how the body is constructed and is operated and how this influences all personal conduct. This is as deep as anything goes in me and seeing it there while recognizing myself as a trans woman is a hell of a trip. i have these overlapping fictional bodies inside of my body and they all have voices and mess with my own sense of agency even as it relates to myself. i am going to spend the rest of my life sorting this out! maybe also the next life! <3

PPPS: as a general note, i regard horror as functioning pretty much like kink in the way that it is deeply personal to the point of being rooted in essential biological drives and whatever works for you won't for someone else and it really isn't up to you what works for you and what doesn't so the last thing i would ever want to do is kinkshame someone for their horror preferences i mean, have you seen my list of favorite movies?



Thanks, jenkins ~ glad to see ya 'round.

BAMBOOZLED (2000, dir. Spike Lee)

My month so far, in descending order w/most recent at the top:
Bamboozled (2000)   
Minari (2020)   
One False Move (1992)   
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)   
PVT Chat (2020)   
Blockers (2018)   
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)   
Mortal Kombat (2021)   
Monday (2020)   
Galaxy Quest (1999)   
Paranormal Activity 4   (2012)   
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)   
Perfect Blue   (1997)   
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020)   
Zappa (2020)   
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back   (2001)   
The Devil’s Rejects (2005)   
SAS: Red Notice (2021)   
Just Married   (2003)   
Dr. Satan (1966)   
Host (2020)   

Blow Out (1981)   
Dressed to Kill (1980)   
Shiva Baby (2020)   



Best I could do on short notice.


February til now:

39. Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage (1928)
40. The Thing (1982)
41. Irma Vep
42. Halloween (2007)
43. Badlands
44. The Maltese Falcon
45. Belle de Jour
46. Empire of Dreams
47. Jurassic World
48. Jurassic Park
49. Gremlins 2: The New Batch
50. Casablanca
51. A Nightmare on Elm Street
52. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
53. Never Sleep Again
54. Nomadland
55. Frankenstein
56. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
57. Se7en
58. Fight Club
59. Road to Perdition
60. In the Mouth of Madness
61. The Exorcist III
62. When a Stranger Calls
63. Blood Simple
64. Forbidden Planet
65. Saint Maud
66. Scre4m
67. Shutter Island
68. Bowfinger
69. Taxi Driver
70. Smooth Talk
71. Beau Travail
72. Nenette et Boni
73. Annie Hall
74. The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone
75. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
76. Whiplash
77. Tenet in IMAX 70mm - AMC Universal City Walk
78. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
79. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
80. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
81. Wes Craven's New Nightmare
82. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
83. Deconstructing Harry
84. Insidious
85. Insidious: Chapter 2
86. Insidious: Chapter 3
87. Insidious: The Last Key
88. Law and Order
89. The Driver
90. Nobody - AMC Universal City Walk
91. Godzilla vs Kong - 3D - AMC Universal City Walk
92. The Matrix
93. French Exit - AMC
94. Colors
95. A New Leaf
96. Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
97. The Heartbreak Kid
98. Chinatown
99. The Following
100. The Kid Stays In the Picture
101. Shampoo
102. Mikey and Nicky
103. Tour de Pharmacy
104. Almost Famous: Bootleg Cut
105. A New Leaf (again :D)


Watched the long-anticipated 4K restoration of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (theatrical cut, ~160 min.) yesterday.
Magnificent work, highly-recommended for the fans of the movie.


i appreciate your detectable humor