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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Better not be.
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    That's a bummer, assuming you're not seeing another movie on the Sunday night



    Yeah, the production conceit was brilliant and, within the scope of film production, borderline heroic. But the...
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    Advantageous was phenomenal - a mesmerizing vision of a largely hopeless future, in which technology provides a costly opportunity to escape discrimination by vacating the self. I can only hope I get...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    My recommendations (films on my list that I haven't seen, but plan to when I get the chance):

    7 Chinese Brothers
    Advantageous (seeing this on Friday at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival)
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    Ryan Gosling's Lost River is basically Beasts of the Northern Wild.
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    I guess I should post my Best of 2014 list one of these days. Last year was really great....I can only hope the films that dominated the award season narrative fade away and let these movies rise to...
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    I would like to hear your thoughts first.
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTNfPdqxuC8
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    This is 100% cohesive with my experiences. For two guys who parked in garages on the opposite sides of the aesthetic/ideological continent, our relationship had a strangely competitive undercurrent...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    Speaking from experience, there's little chance this would satisfy you. I told him a respectful variation of this in private, and then one day when he was flipping the fuck out and hurling insults...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I don't think this wish is always out of line - there are a lot of people who I wish would stop being given the resources to make awful movies. But while I virulently hated Cloud Atlas, it seems...
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    Whiplash was fun to watch but mostly awful to think about. It essentially reduces music to sport, and then narrows its criteria for achieving "greatness" - treated no differently from winning The Big...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Oh, it's much too late for that.
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    Start with the exteriors - the rooftop scenes look atrociously pixelated. That's not inherently a problem for me (I fucking loved Blackhat, for example), but it doesn't aid Birdman in any way that I...
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    It's a valid point, though - the hideous video glitch and utilitarian compositions (necessitated by the pointless single-take gimmi - sorry, "artistic high-wire act") definitely won't translate on...
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    Yeah, I'd absolutely put The Long Goodbye among Altman's greatest - possibly even my favorite, but Nashville is up there too. I was fortunate enough to catch it on 35mm during the Altman...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Did you end up seeing Birdman? You struck the same tone as bobert about wanting to see it, but I can't imagine that you'd actually like it.
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    I will say this, Bobby....as bad as Birdman is, it's the greatest film ever made next to Bird People. I'm trying to decide if that is a worse film than The Interview, which was previously the...
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    Look man, your taste is generally excellent, but you occasionally get swept away by a garbage film. Birdman is utterly full of shit - significantly worse than Beasts of the Southern Wild - and not...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Well, it's inescapable to damage part of the experience when partaking in the B-side of the novel-film translation, regardless of which order you choose. I'm just saying, I think books generally...
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    Always watch the movie first. A great film or novel can't be spoiled by plot revelations, because those thrills will still be translated by the power of image or languge. But cinema is meant to be...
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    They shot on the Warner Bros. backlot (almost every inch of it) on one afternoon in June 2012. The primary sequence seemed kind of important from what little I gathered, but you never really know...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Voice and face. I can imagine a person being bored stiff by Inherent Vice, but the imaginary person in question is not a flattering portrayal.
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    Happy Monday, Grandma.
    https://www.yahoo.com/movies/godzilla-reborn-in-japan-toho-studios-will-make-104676698637.html
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    Really? You think there are mystic elements in the movie where four gravel hexapods build a boat that saves humanity from flooding?

    (Forgive the sarcasm - I chose mock incredulity as a means of...
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    As my list currently stands, Noah is slightly above Interstellar because at least its idiotic qualities defy religious convention. Nolan literally (btw, the brilliant scientist characters in this...
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    My beef (which wasn't properly explained) isn't with Nolan's perceived grasp of agriculture, but rather with his proclivity for using dialogue (which he is HORRIBLE at composing) as the primary - and...
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    I agree with Bobert that Interstellar is Nolan's worst film - it's also in the running for worst film I've seen this year, along with Noah and White Bird in a Blizzard. All I'll say for now is, it's...
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    Inherent Vice is great, veering between hilarious anarchy and haunting melancholy. Having not read this book (which I intend to rectify between now and the film's general release next month) but...
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    Fireworks is also outstanding.
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    Wow. Hope my day of work is still on one of those Knight of Cups reels. I fucking LOVE Fotokem.
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    I'm excited for your review. You would have to disown your entire persona (at least in the context of this thread) to give this one a thumbs-up.
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    The only thing Birdman has in common with Huckabees is Naomi Watts. It is nowhere near as funny or inventive as thelastgreatrussellfilm.
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    I didn't really hate it either, although recent Inarritu interviews are lobbying hard to push me in that direction. I just thought it was a total miscalculation at almost every turn, aside from...
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    I sort of disagree. Gone Girl is several genres at once (though horror is certainly among them), and it shifts between them effortlessly. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it, and also at how...
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    It's vapid and completely insubstantial, in addition to providing a toxic, sub-Refn view of the world. It's the unholy spawn of Hostel and Cloud Atlas.

    Listen Up Philip, on the other hand, is...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    No. Martyrs is utter nonsense.
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    As far as I'm concerned, anyone who didn't quit Kevin Smith forever after he filmed Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks fucking on a sack of coffee beans - and placed an unreleased Live song on the...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    FINALLY

    http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/79/1b/7cb657504dc08a0a3ce9276303b6/safe-criterion-cover.jpg
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    So how many times have you guys watched Leones so far - seven? Eight?
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Anyone looking to stream some recent foreign / independent films needs to get acquainted with Vyer Films immediately. It's a two-tiered service, in which you pay $14/month to watch the films offered...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    The only reason I saw any of Slint (last 35 minutes) was that my place near the end of the line on Bill Robertson was about five feet from the VIP entrance, when the staff mercifully allowed GA...
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    Re: FYF 2014

    I was going to say the same thing. And I'm guessing the staffing costs are why they kept the Arena seats off-line. Also:



    Isn't Sean Carlson the guy who posts under their Twitter/Facebook...
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    Sundance Sunset has a great (if small) rotating beer selection and a good kitchen, but they don't serve in the screening room. Also, tickets are $5 on Tuesdays, so it's time to make your maiden...
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    Absolutely. They're handomely produced entertainments, but I'll likely never watch either again for the rest of my days. And even if Braveheart were superior in every other way (which it's not), at...
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    He said, to no one in general...

    Slint live are exactly what you would fantasize them to be - just 3-5 dark weirdos performing disturbing audio surgery. If you like Spiderland, don't miss them...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    The reply to each of those questions can be covered in one sentence: because it's an original, complex, mysterious, haunting, savagely beautiful and deeply original examination of life on this planet.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Under the Skin and Nymphomaniac are my two favorite films of 2014 so far. Night Moves, Only Lovers Left Alive, Ida and The Lego Movie are also on the list.
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    The thing to keep in mind with We Need To Talk About Kevin is that its perspective is 100% subjective - the whole film is taking place within Tilda's point of view. That helped me forgive some of...
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    I don't disagree with any of that aside from the last bit re: Margaret (it was far more visually accomplished than anything Linklater has made outside of Slacker and his rotoscope films). I don't...
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