Yeah Killer Joe was pretty crazy. It was wayyyyy too over the top but some parts were pretty viscerally effecting (especially the chicken drumstick scene holy shit.) I thought it was a pretty well done dark comedy although wow, the way all of the characters treated the women of the story was pretty sickening. McConaughey was disturbing as fuck
Gangster Squad is completely stupid and totally fun. it was exactly what i expected it to be and I loved it. it looks fantastic and is very bloody and awesome. Also, i didn't realize Giovanni Ribisi was in it, and I always forget how much I like him.
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Killer Joe was twisted enough. I like to believe killer joe and the daughter live happily ever after. The dad was such a putz.
Watching Prometheus right now and it's badass. It's the prequel to Aliens.
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Silver Lining and Juno....interesting....
I went to a screening of Les Mis last night, I didn't want to see the movie in theaters because I thought it was too long and I'd get bored, but went because of the Q&A after and man am I glad I went. I know so many people hate this movie. But I loved it, the performances were incredible and it was so well done that it felt like an hour and a half. I also forgot there was even singing, it was so not the main focus for me. I think there was maybe one scene where someone actually talked and I was just like "holy shit I forgot they've been singing, how odd of them to talk..." I loved it.
Thank you, Bryan.
I'm going to get back to the movie now.
I'm predicting right now that we'll see a Criterion treatment of Zodiac by the end of 2014
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Hey guys looking for some recommendations on where to start for a few directors. Never seen a movie from any of them.
Where to start for Ozu? I was gonna just jump in with Tokyo Story but maybe there's a better entry point.
We're here to play some Mississippi Delta Blues. We're in a horrible depression, and I gotta admit - we're starting to like it.
The only ones you shouldn't start with would be Ivan's Childhood (good, but his first and not reflective of his body of work) or Andrei Rublev (fantastic, but extremely long.)
Thanks guys, got some watching to do. Excited to dig into a bunch of new (to me) directors this year; it's about time.
it seems unlikely, as welcome as it would be be.
With Tarkovsky, I watched his too-short filmography in mostly chronological order - started with Rublev, then Solaris, then back to his first film Ivan's Childhood, and then picked up with Mirror and so on. I would recommend this approach. Every film after Ivan's feels like the best film ever made.
With Bresson, I would not recommend Diary of a Country Priest as an entry point; A Man Escaped or Pickpocket would probably be better choices. That said, you'll need to be patient with him and probably watch a few of them before you get a handle on his style. It's absolutely worth the investment.
As for Dreyer, some would probably suggest starting with one of his silent films instead - probably The Passion of Joan of Arc (which I haven't seen) or Vampyr, which I have seen and love.
Rossellini is easy, Rome, Open City. In my experience you could just start there and work forward in time.
Sweet, thanks guys. Much appreciated
Late Spring & Tokyo StoryWhere to start for Ozu?
Rules of the Game is my favorite and the one I watch almost every year.Jean Renoir?
Grand Illusion is known as one of the greatest of all time and is the main influence on the characterization of Darth Vader
I have yet to see his films but I know the two essentials are Andrei Rublev (Waiting on the Criterion Blu!) and SolarisTarkovsky?
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC go watch this twice, like right now. Seriously.Dreyer?
All of his films! But here is the order I suggest for a top 3:Bresson?
1. Au Hassard Balthazar
I need suggestions for him as wellRossellini?
Wow. So I just watched Pickpocket by Bresson. I seriously loved it... The camera's movements astounded me the entire time. So gorgeous. And that last line? Amazing.
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