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    Watched Rust and Bone last night. Good movie, but not as good as A Prophet so there was slight bit of disappointment. However, it was nice to see a real take on a romance movie. Great soundtrack too. French people like sex, btw.
    Thanks, looks interesting. Possibly watching tonight. Love sexxx.
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    Seeing Solaris on the big screen made me appreciate it so much more than the first time I saw it.
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    Seeing Solaris on the big screen made me appreciate it so much more than the first time I saw it.
    Tarkovsky or Soderbergh?

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    Tarkovsky. Have yet to see Soderbergh's version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xanman86 View Post
    Tarkovsky or Soderbergh?
    It was part of the LACMA Sci Fi after Kubrick series
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    Coincidentally, I re-watched Soderbergh's version on Friday night. It's pretty strong for a Hollywood version of the same story, but at nearly half the length (and, as with most films by other people, half the genius) of Tarkovsky's version, it felt incomplete.
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    Caldera, the independent, animated short my daughter worked on, made the festival rounds last year (and won awards ), and has now been posted online:



    This is a young group of filmmakers/animators. So proud of them. It is gorgeous.
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    That's great - I can't wait to watch it. Congratulations to them!!!
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    I continue to have a tough time with non-A Woman Under the Influence Cassavetes. It's difficult to pinpoint what it is exactly. I watched Husbands tonight and liked it ok, but wasn't overly enamored by it.
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    Have you watched The Killing of a Chinese Bookie? I prefer that to A Woman Under the Influence.
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    Yeah you gotta watch Chinese Bookie. I love Cassavetes though... straight genius.

    Have you seen Rosemary's Baby, Chris? One of my alltime favs, great Cassavetes acting.

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    Bookie was the first Cassavetes film I saw, and I really didn't like it.

    Husbands had its moments, but some of the scenes were excruciatingly long to endure...that bar scene (and the bathroom scene that followed) in particular. I'm glad I stuck with it, but I considered turning it off after those two scenes.
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    I finally made it through a listen of Sun Kil Moon - Benji and had put it on maybe 4 times til I could finally feel mentally like, "just fuck it just let this guy blabber on" while I'm doing paperwork .
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    If you're going thru the Cassavetes Criterion stuff, I think it works best to go through them chronologically. He definitely gets more control over his craft as he goes along. I think you'd probably appreciate Killing more after having seen the others.
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    I've only seen Shadows so far. He was excellent in Rosemary's Baby.

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    The trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's new film looks pretty awesome:
    http://movies.yahoo.com/video/only-g...212241045.html

    Hoping I like it more than Drive, which I intend to revisit one of these days to see if my opinion has softened.
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    After laying dormant in my queue for years, I finally watched The Spirit of the Beehive tonight. I'm most likely going to resort to my naturally hyperbolic self here, so I apologize in advance, but that was, without a doubt, among the ten best films I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. Initially a wonderful exploration into various themes of childhood including imagination, wonder, fear, and curiosity; the virtually dialogue-free second half is some of the most hypnotically paced, lushly pensive filmmaking I've witnessed. The minimal score was absolutely divine, the little girl said more in her facial expressions than most actors do ten times her age with dialogue.

    I'm kicking myself for just now watching this.
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    Joe, did you see that The Grandmasters got a wide release date of August 23rd?
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    Joe, did you see that The Grandmasters got a wide release date of August 23rd?
    I did not see that. Thanks for the heads up! That is awesome news! Can't wait much longer for it.

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    Determined to catch Upstream Color and hoping to catch To the Wonder in between Coachella weekends while in LA.

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    jeez, how long has Tony Leung been around? He was in Hard Boiled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehorne View Post
    jeez, how long has Tony Leung been around? He was in Hard Boiled.
    As was Chow Yun Fat and he's still around. Not sure what your point is. There are actors still working today that have been around for way longer. I do have to say Tony Leung has been much smarter with his career choices than Chow Yun Fat and I still love the actor. Red Cliff, the two part version, is one of the most under appreciated films he's been featured in IMO. It's not perfect and gets a bit silly in the second part, but I still love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJoe View Post
    I did not see that. Thanks for the heads up! That is awesome news! Can't wait much longer for it.
    Yeah, I'm excited. It has to at least be fun to watch, even if it's not top-shelf Wong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iv3rdawG View Post
    Tarkovsky. Have yet to see Soderbergh's version.
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    May have to buy this before we get the Weinstein cut http://www.yesasia.com/us/the-grandm...0-en/info.html

    Hoping it's the first cut they screened of the film. I heard they made more cuts for the international release and from the reviews I've read it sounds like it would benefit from having more footage put in instead of taken out.

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    I saw The Skin I Live In for the first time recently. I thought it was solid for an Almodovar movie (though I prefer Volver and Talk to Her from what I've seen of his work). I was also surprised by the plot, I thought it was going to be similar of Eyes Without A Face but it goes further.
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    To the Wonder was an excellent if not pessimistic study on the transient nature of love, life, and faith, although it definitely suffers from similarities to The Tree of Life (virtually identical whisper-y, ponderous monologues) and having been released in such proximity to it (in Malick time, anyway). It was absolutely gorgeous on the exterior, as one would only expect from Malick, but with so much less substance and thematic content beneath the surface it's hard not to view it as rather slight compared to the aforementioned film that preceded it.
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    I was just walking down Ventura blvd and saw this poster and got super excited



    But it's a charity event and costs $75. ARGH.
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    Robocop was one of my favorite movies as a child! I grew up and found out that there was an unrated version and fell in love with this movie all over again.

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    I never saw Robocop when it was on video, never saw it on HBO (the only cable network my parents would get), never really had a strong desire to seek it out and watch it. But, about 9-10 years ago I found a used copy of the Criterion DVD at a record store and bought it, thinking that I should watch it (plus, the DVD is out of print).

    It was a good decision. Great story, well-acted, some good dark humor, and lots of quotable lines.
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