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Reply #180 on: May 04, 2021, 11:05:44 AM


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Reply #181 on: May 07, 2021, 01:54:44 PM
The Innkeepers -- I can't remember how I remembered this movie and after I ordered it I then forgot I had ordered it so when I checked my mail table and saw a package I thought oh what's this until I opened it and was like oh right. but anyway I know it's the normalcy of this movie that attracts me to it. I think Ti West achieves Ermanno Olmi-levels of normalcy, and in fact that's why this movie in particular stands out for me. the premise itself is normal. the end of the movie is normal. it's so normal and yet it's cinematic from the first to last shot. I can't think of another movie that so accurately depicts the experience of throwing away a large trash bag with liquid at its bottom. poetry to normalcy is one thing, but it's widely agreed that normalcy to poetry is even harder

Shaun of the Dead -- because certain people find the Sparks documentary downright awful, it's also being revealed to me that certain people find this director awful in general. which made me want to rewatch Shaun of the Dead, to see if I still don't like it much, because I've never liked it much. and, well there are some great shots at the beginning, a crisp cinematic grammar, but this movie is, in fact, even worse over time. that generic rock music during transitions: way ughck! normal fine, but generic gross. and, just, Ed shouldn't have used the n word. he shouldn't have. and the meta references to British tv shows were vaguely interesting at the time but they don't hold up worth a damn. it possesses appreciable qualities but it's not an impressive movie


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Reply #182 on: May 08, 2021, 03:15:16 AM


I watched Ilo Ilo because I had to, because I wanted to watch a Singaporean movie, and it's the first Singaporean movie to win a Cannes award, back in 2013, the Caméra d'Or, which has also been won by over a handful of celebrated filmmakers. props to wilder for having started a replyless xixax topic for this movie. it's a flawless movie and the best Caméra d'Or discovery I've experienced since Or (My Treasure). it was my first time watching a movie on tubi and the commercial experience wasn't so bad, I just fucking opened another browser window meanwhile. it took me about six hours to watch this 1 1/2 hr movie in my bedroom, which is shorter than average for me. they say that tubi makes more money off the commercials than streaming subscriptions, which can explain tubi's massive library. anyway this movie was so good I don't even deserve it


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Reply #183 on: May 20, 2021, 02:00:29 PM
tonight will be my fourth night in a series of nights dedicated to rewatching Gods and Monsters. because my current primary friends are the same age difference as Brendan Fraser and Ian McKellen i'm basically imagining i'm Brendan Fraser this time. i'm going to follow this rewatching with a rewatching of another favorite from 98, this Les Misérables


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Reply #184 on: June 08, 2021, 08:04:08 PM
three nights into my rewatching of Pulp Fiction. how many times I've seen it before I can't remember. last watched it, oh, eight years ago, I think. I could see it in qt's movie theater but I want it spaced out like this (the next qt movie I want to see in his theater is kill bill, preferably the whole affair but that's really so uncommon). what last happened was the adrenaline shot to the heart, then the goodbye outside her house, with the tv pilot joke finally told

it feels both highly cinematic and fully authentic. not sure I've ever so specifically appreciated Travolta's performance, plus his rather flawless hairstyle. it dawns on me that this is the birth of hipster culture, and all its primary characteristics are achieving their boldest form. it's confusing to me to watch Pulp Fiction and think about how diner culture is dying. this is a pretty moment-by-moment great movie. how Travolta crashes the car in the side of the house: everyone remembers that. how Travolta shittalks the piercings of his dealer's wife by accident. any normal person should have this whole movie memorized. to provide criticism about anything, I'll say that Monroe having her dress blow up in Jack Rabbit Slim's is like overkill, too much. chill movie so why try so hard right then. Monroe is later commented upon and seen in a natural moment rather that tacky like this, too easy to be impressive


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Reply #185 on: June 09, 2021, 03:55:18 AM
what's the intersection of this moment in Pulp Fiction, when Butch hits Marsellus



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Reply #186 on: June 09, 2021, 12:30:45 PM


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Reply #187 on: June 09, 2021, 12:35:59 PM
Beat me by 5 minutes...  :yabbse-grin:
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Reply #188 on: June 09, 2021, 12:41:43 PM
<3. There’s a PTA tidbit in the Pulp Fiction locations

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Wasco says the house, written to be in Toluca Lake, was actually found in nearby Studio City on a tip from filmmaker, Paul Thomas Anderson. As Wasco and Craft remember it, a friend of Anderson’s father, radio and television personality Ernie Anderson, owned the house.

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Reply #189 on: June 10, 2021, 02:42:11 AM
as previously mentioned it's been eight years since I watched Pulp Fiction, and still I somehow had the scene with Raquel and Wolf (call me Winston) outside the car dump memorized, beat by beat. tbh I was a little startled by this, because I have that scene memorized more than others, and it's not a particularly favorite scene of mine. I must confess that I multiple-times rewound, and laughed out loud, at "Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face," although I remember that part as well as my mother's maiden name. Travolta really kills it, I think because Sam L is so impressive I've never paid attention to John so much. the lowest point in this movie is QT himself saying Dead N storage. it doesn't kill the movie but it is its lowest point. and although I truly think the movie feels authentic and alive in so many ways, I don't believe when Sam L references "Guns of Navarone," just saying. I should finish it tonight and it's been a delightful rewatch