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Reply #120 on: December 17, 2020, 12:37:26 PM


Very dope cast/cameos, and a fun ride. Was hoping for a bit more from "Kurt" as a character but I like where the third act heads after the comedy show. "Grand Theft Influencer"



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Reply #121 on: December 19, 2020, 01:16:13 PM


the impetus here is simp: hardcore pornography is an unexplored territory for me, and I am a cinephile after all

you know the joke is on me: I can talk about werewolves and guns and knives and time travel etc, but I can't talk about sex movies. so I want to fix that

this is an endeavor of mine

I began with Joe Sarno's Vibrations, which I spoke of above. Vibrations is not a hardcore movie though, and Sarno wasn't even a fan hardcore movies, (he directed the r-rated Deep Throat Part II btw)

therefore Justine: 'A Matter of Innocence' was my first proper adult entry into hardcore films. like Justine, I was a virgin

I was worried about this: would the sex be too much for me to handle? would I end up whipping out my dick?

let us backtrack and remind ourselves: the golden age of porn was pre-vhs, it's a topic in boogie nights written/directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and the scenario is these are movies with sex in them, made to be shown in a movie theater

thankfully by the end of Justine I did not encounter a scenario in which I was unable to control myself. learning about sex scene closeups is a new experience for me, but it doesn't panic my penis

it is very much a normal movie with pretty terrible acting and a narrative so half-assed you wouldn't call it a first draft so much as an unfinished screenplay outlined with extrapolative dialogue

I fucking loved it, I'm so excited, and I didn't order enough of these

there's a scene where Justine plays a flute while her cousin has a threesome with two friends after smoking Colombian pot and while listening to rock music--Justine doesn't do that stuff because she's been in a boarding school with strict regulations, except her hermit father just died so she was sent to live with her uncle. the end credits scroll as she loses her virginity to her uncle. it happens after they spend the day together in the city, ride horses, and really begin to connect with each other in a beautiful human way


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Reply #122 on: December 19, 2020, 08:06:50 PM
this fucking imdb review of the movie is my new life coach

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Late carnal critic and "acclaimed adult filmmaker" Jim Holliday was fond of describing JUSTINE as "a poor man's SCENT OF HEATHER" and, as usually, he was not altogether wrong in his assessment. Released hot on the heels of Bill Milling's relatively lavish period epic, the similarities between the two are a bit too obvious as to be considered entirely coincidental. This variation from the reliable Roberta Findlay (who ground them out hard 'n' fast yet still maintained an impressive amount of quality, as evidenced by genre classics such as ANGEL #9 and THE TIFFANY MINX) may be set in the present day but still operates on a Mills & Boon level of convent-bred virgins and star-crossed lovers.

Naive Justine (surprisingly well-played by underrated Hillary Summers, one of very few adult actresses able to project innocence without coming across like a retard) bids her goodbye to the nuns to go and live with her recently deceased dad's estranged brother Steven, a convincing performance by habitual second banana Ashley Moore in what probably constitutes his finest work next to his memorable turn in Findlay's PLAYGIRL. Disillusioned since his faithless wife (the always interesting Linda Vale) left him, Uncle Steven moves from one female honey pot to the next with only equally cynical mistress Vanessa Del Rio (looking absolutely resplendent by the way) for semi-constant companionship. A lengthy sexual episode finds him picking up a pair of inebriated stewardesses (lookalikes Merle Michaels and Christie Ford) and taking them to a live sex show featuring the likes of Beth Anna and Christine DeShaffer. The man's emotional aloofness is hard on his son (one shot Andy Hayes) who seeks solace with the "wrong kind" of friends, pioneering punkette Robin Sane (Carter Stevens' saucy secretary in Howard Winters' exceptional PLATINUM PARADISE) and handsome Rick Iverson (star of THE LOVE-IN ARRANGEMENT), who definitely provide the right kind of sex with a sizzling double penetration of the rarest kind, i.e. two poles in a single hole ! There's also a slow-witted if perpetually randy gardener (Dave Ruby, the Al Bundy of porn) who's usually kept out of trouble by the household's scheming maid Marlene Monroe, the wicked stepmother from Fred Lincoln's SERENA, and they share one of the hottest scenes in the movie. Fending off the advances of all available men, Justine naturally longs for the one who seems least interested, Uncle Steven.

Pulling out all the stops production-wise, as befitting a movie from the Golden Age mid-section, JUSTINE rises above occasional narrative sluggishness with glowing cinematography by Findlay herself, assuming the capacity under her "Anna Riva" name from the sexploitation days, splicing in footage from Paris landmarks like the Arch of Triumph from stock for additional gloss. Equally befitting, there also happens to be a syrupy title song, of course. The acting, when called for, is generally competent though the delectable Del Rio is rather unceremoniously discarded after her scalding bathroom bit with Moore. No matter how hard she tries, simpering Summers – the fault lies with the writing, not her acting – can't make up for the untimely departure of this magnificent lady from progressively pathetic proceedings.


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Reply #123 on: December 19, 2020, 08:20:10 PM
Wonder if you'd enjoy reading this:

https://www.therialtoreport.com/2018/03/04/justine/
"Trying to fit in since 2017."


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Reply #124 on: December 19, 2020, 08:31:35 PM
totally


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Reply #125 on: December 19, 2020, 10:17:50 PM
Now do The Fashionistas.


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Reply #126 on: December 19, 2020, 10:32:27 PM
bucket listing it. 500k those sales and the runtime. my mymymy. i have this stack from vinegar and I was worried itíd be too much but now I donít think itís enough


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Reply #127 on: December 20, 2020, 09:28:49 PM
I watched Snapshot from Vinegar, and although the ending is so-so the lead up to is great, and I became aware of Brian May, who
"rates highly as one of the best film music composers in the history of Australian cinema," and wrote music for Patrick, Mad Max, Road Games, Turkey Shoot, some others



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Reply #128 on: December 21, 2020, 02:17:34 AM
dang wilder I'm sorry to see that post go but I'm always sorry to see your posts go. classic wbf and wilder in the same night. I like you guys

I had delayed my response because I was watching Lucifer's Women which, although it has the infamous Paul Thomas, isn't a hardcore movie. it makes me lol that I can say this but there are sex scenes though they aren't hardcore. just, you know, normal sex scenes. there's also drug use and satanism and sideshow culture and I was a big fan of this movie. funny enough it was edited by David Webb Peoples. it's post60s but it definitely reminds me of the 60s, and I mean that as a compliment, because of how aptly it handles philosophy. it's a coherent narrative rich with applicable atmosphere

VS continues to delight me


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Reply #129 on: December 21, 2020, 10:07:09 AM
I'm always sorry to see your posts go. classic wbf and wilder in the same night. I like you guys

Seconded ~


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Reply #130 on: December 28, 2020, 04:46:38 PM
itís only a matter of time before i see these recent AGFA releases. both their marketing materials reference John Waters. man oh man to think of other John Waters who didnít make it. there were more of him





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Reply #131 on: December 28, 2020, 10:48:03 PM
Artsploitation had a popular release this year



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Probably the horniest film I've seen this year, The Prince is a homoerotic, heightened prison drama, where sex and violence collides as various men are ascribed roles - and when they step out of their roles chaos ensues. It at times feels almost like a fantasy but the brutal edge to the violence and the scenes of authentic fucking keep it grounded, dirty, visceral. The denouement sees an unbroken circle and a sense of inevitability, as these fascinating characters continue trying to make connections in a life with little hope and no freedom. Oh, and LOTS of penis.


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Reply #132 on: December 29, 2020, 01:53:19 PM
there is or there should be a specific thread for best video essays but I couldn't find it. this is the best video essay I've ever watched, wilder shared it in the Tarkovsky thread



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Reply #133 on: December 31, 2020, 11:59:45 AM


DO NOT WATCH if you do not vibe with abrasive noise music/industrial sound design --
to all the rest, this experimental film creates magic out of super 8mmz soul ~

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Love, mourning, friendship are all alike in that our body must 'process' in order to experience. Then, too, our bodies are camera and film and agents of constellation.

At some point i started interpreting its score as the frequencies coming off the film's shadow range.


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Reply #134 on: January 02, 2021, 04:29:06 PM
watched Ticket of No Return, which made its way to me through xixax. 1h2m to 1h10m is high-level stuff while the rest of it is slightly wavering. great opening. great other moments but this a lighter side of "narcissistic pessimistic worship of loneliness" compared to, say, The Savage Eye. so a difference between them is the VO in The Savage Eye, while the protagonist in Ticket of No Return is a mute (she does speak once: when she's on the hood of the car wearing a helmet, and the driver asks if she's okay). there's a greek chorus that sometimes allows for an outside perspective but i wouldn't say there's a psychological through line. I'm glad to have it and I'll rewatch it at some point too (I'd like to at least)