Eating Raoul is one of my favorite dark comedies, dated though it may be. It's hard to go wrong with Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov.
And I'm assuming you haven't seen Burden Of Dreams, Chris.
I also love Eating Raoul. And it looks like his shorts "Secret Cinema" and "Naughty Nurses" are on the criterion release too! I've been trying to get a hold of those for a while.
Might need to get this release.
The bond (or lack of a bond) between the mother and child was very interesting. My bf and I had strong emotional responses to the movie but for different reasons. The movie overlapped with experiences during my week spent babysitting my sisters kids. Their ages were 2, 3 and 4. I do not have any children of my own and I've never been exposed to little ones before last week. The oldest is a boy who has a terrible temper his mother also has a very bad temper. (Quote from movie: I wonder where he got it from?)
I really like movies that force me to reflect about the kind of person I am and choose to be.
Apparently the book is extremely disturbing as well. I'm probably going to check that out soon. Thanks for suggestion Drinkey.
Several people have already posted about Moonrise Kingdom! I hope to get a chance to see it soon.
Guys, this is a huge fucking day. Redland - the film that topped my Best of 2011 list - is suddenly getting a DVD and VOD release through IndiePix! I will be buying the FUCK out of this tomorrow.
I watched the entire Back To The Future trilogy yesterday. I had not seen any of them for a while and had never done it all at once. it was fun.
Seriously. ANYONE who reads this thread - if you do me one goddamn favor for the next five years, at least spring for the VOD. I've got to know whether or not I'm out of my mind on this movie, considering that I don't think anyone else who's written about it likes it as much as I do.
Chicka, chicka, chickabee. T an me an t'ee an me. Ressa, ressa, ressa me, Chicka, chicka, chickabee.
It's been out for more than 10 minutes guys... Are you all okay?
I've watched Gummo once, about 10 years ago and I fucking hated every single thing about it and never watched another single thing by him since. I do want to track down whatever that was he did with Die Antwoord though, and I do feel like I must watch Spring Breakers
I'm not defending boring midwestern towns (I moved to L.A. and would never go back), and there were certainly a bunch of dummies and hopeless folks there, but nobody was killing cats and screwing with handicapped folks. It's the same reason I hated "Crash"... it depicts Los Angeles as a bunch of racists living their lives by their grudges, when the vast majority of L.A. is working class people with neighbors of every color and nationality. The rest of the world has a bunch of misconceptions about L.A., and we didn't need to broaden the stupidity even more.
Also, I don't like Harmony Korine, and I think he tricks his young actors into thinking they're making art at a time when they don't know better. I'll take Gus Van Sant over Korine every day and twice on Sundays.
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