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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:11 pm    Post subject:

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Mr. North (1988) - holy crap did Danny Huston's dad call in some favors for his son's mediocre directorial debut. Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Virginia Madsen, David Warner, Katherine Houghton, Harry Dean Stanton, and, of course, Anjelica all have supporting roles. Unfortunately Anthony Edwards of future ER fame can't carry a lead role and a young Mary Stuart Masterson doesn't have much to do.

Though his directorial career has been poor, Danny's been a solid character actor for going on three decades now including an exceptional turn in Jonathan Glazer's underrated slow burn psychological thriller Birth (2004).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:26 am    Post subject:

The much lauded Nomadland is streaming on Hulu and Judas and the Black Messiah is streaming on HBOMax.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject:

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It was alright. Has its moments but the more it went along the more I tired of the “Frances does manual labor/Frances has heart to heart with a nomad” back and forth that the movie settled into. I actually would have preferred to see someone other than McDormand in the role. I’ve just seen her do this so many times.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:00 pm    Post subject:

Yeah I love classic mcdormand and she’s a versatile actor, but she does have an easy rut to get into.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:04 pm    Post subject:

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It was alright. Has its moments but the more it went along the more I tired of the “Frances does manual labor/Frances has heart to heart with a nomad” back and forth that the movie settled into. I actually would have preferred to see someone other than McDormand in the role. I’ve just seen her do this so many times.

If you've seen Zhao's The Rider, were you a fan?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:52 pm    Post subject:

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It was alright. Has its moments but the more it went along the more I tired of the “Frances does manual labor/Frances has heart to heart with a nomad” back and forth that the movie settled into. I actually would have preferred to see someone other than McDormand in the role. I’ve just seen her do this so many times.

If you've seen Zhao's The Rider, were you a fan?


Haven’t seen it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:58 pm    Post subject:

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Paul Thomas Anderson is the only American director alive, under the age of 70, who has seamlessly integrated and modernized Old Hollywood into his work from Punch Drunk Love through Phantom Thread.


Inherent Vice is my favorite of modern PTA. I enjoyed it more on second viewing thanks in part to the added subtitles.

I brought up PTA in relation to Old Hollywood in no small part because of Phoenix's transformation from Freddy Quell to Doc Sportello. Anderson has developed a pure character driven cinema that reminds me so much of classic Hollywood - Inherent Vice feels like New Hollywood refracted through Old Hollywood for contemporary Hollywood to me. No wonder it fizzled and so quickly became a cult classic.

The Coen brothers, Tarantino, Jarmusch, Wes Anderson are all steeped in irony while creating moments of sincerity through that authorial lens. PTA is sincere and his artistic journey has in no small part consisted of him embracing that romantic sincerity.

So few mainstream directors now work through character anymore. They work through plot and by-the-numbers, screenplay-writing-handbook-I-bought-on-Amazon character arcs or are set dressing for ideologies from the most conservative to the most progressive. But more than loving plot or themes, I think Old Hollywood at its best loved characters and emotions. PTA gets that and has the talent to translate it to modern audiences.
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Toggling between Jerzy Skolimowski's Moonlighting (1980) and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey while gently fingering the $3 copy of Castaway (2000) you bought at the refill station earlier this evening: cinephobia!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:53 pm    Post subject:

Watching a Frank Borzage film is like reading Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:12 pm    Post subject:

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Just a list of a thousand or so of Scorsese's favorite movies for you to see how much you haven't seen yet: Mubi.com

And a Scorsese-penned tribute to the late Fellini: Harpers


I sincerely doubt Scorsese is as big an Aster fan as this page suggests. I know they work together on some film appreciation projects, so it's undoubtedly Mary just being nice, because otherwise their inclusion (on a list that includes, like, ~50 films after 2000) is mind boggling.

Yeah, this is a fan built list based on Scorsese's public comments, dvd commentaries, personal documentaries, and writings, so take the inclusion of some of the more contemporary films with a grain of salt. We definitely know he thinks Joker sucked, though lol.

Aster seems like a poseur to me whose not insignificant formal talents would be better served outside of the horror genre, but I'm just happy he hasn't been rounded up by Disney to make a live action Jafar origin story yet.


Absolutely. As far as this new art house horror stuff goes, Eggers seems like the one to watch.

Also, please delete your post, lest you give da Mouse any ideas . . .

I look at Disney's upcoming slate of projects and I don't know how people don't see that the Mouse House execs think we're all (bleep) eating morons.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:34 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Just a list of a thousand or so of Scorsese's favorite movies for you to see how much you haven't seen yet: Mubi.com

And a Scorsese-penned tribute to the late Fellini: Harpers


I sincerely doubt Scorsese is as big an Aster fan as this page suggests. I know they work together on some film appreciation projects, so it's undoubtedly Mary just being nice, because otherwise their inclusion (on a list that includes, like, ~50 films after 2000) is mind boggling.

Yeah, this is a fan built list based on Scorsese's public comments, dvd commentaries, personal documentaries, and writings, so take the inclusion of some of the more contemporary films with a grain of salt. We definitely know he thinks Joker sucked, though lol.

Aster seems like a poseur to me whose not insignificant formal talents would be better served outside of the horror genre, but I'm just happy he hasn't been rounded up by Disney to make a live action Jafar origin story yet.


Absolutely. As far as this new art house horror stuff goes, Eggers seems like the one to watch.

Also, please delete your post, lest you give da Mouse any ideas . . .

I look at Disney's upcoming slate of projects and I don't know how people don't see that the Mouse House execs think we're all (bleep) eating morons.


And they are right more than not.
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Forgot the name of the movie, it's on Amazon prime, Dustin Nguyen and the white guy from Ip Man 4... this movie sucks
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Omar Little wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Cutheon wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Just a list of a thousand or so of Scorsese's favorite movies for you to see how much you haven't seen yet: Mubi.com

And a Scorsese-penned tribute to the late Fellini: Harpers


I sincerely doubt Scorsese is as big an Aster fan as this page suggests. I know they work together on some film appreciation projects, so it's undoubtedly Mary just being nice, because otherwise their inclusion (on a list that includes, like, ~50 films after 2000) is mind boggling.

Yeah, this is a fan built list based on Scorsese's public comments, dvd commentaries, personal documentaries, and writings, so take the inclusion of some of the more contemporary films with a grain of salt. We definitely know he thinks Joker sucked, though lol.

Aster seems like a poseur to me whose not insignificant formal talents would be better served outside of the horror genre, but I'm just happy he hasn't been rounded up by Disney to make a live action Jafar origin story yet.


Absolutely. As far as this new art house horror stuff goes, Eggers seems like the one to watch.

Also, please delete your post, lest you give da Mouse any ideas . . .

I look at Disney's upcoming slate of projects and I don't know how people don't see that the Mouse House execs think we're all (bleep) eating morons.


And they are right more than not.

Sadly yes.
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Forgot the name of the movie, it's on Amazon prime, Dustin Nguyen and the white guy from Ip Man 4... this movie sucks


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Toggling between Jerzy Skolimowski's Moonlighting (1980) and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie with Jim Carrey while gently fingering the $3 copy of Castaway (2000) you bought at the refill station earlier this evening: cinephobia!

A bunch of Volker Schlöndorff flicks on your watchlist leaving Criterion at the end of the month...?

Time to re-watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject:

A pitch to the Hollywood adjacent crowd on LG.com: In the Realm of the Senses for the COVID era...?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 am    Post subject:

Why does almost every Hollywood movie have a puke filter these days? See: https://twitter.com/TheFilmUpdates/status/1363683244974112769
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Why does almost every Hollywood movie have a puke filter these days? See: https://twitter.com/TheFilmUpdates/status/1363683244974112769


Liv and Erland forever.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:42 pm    Post subject:

Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:09 pm    Post subject:

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Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?

I don't think either is a good actress but if I have to choose I choose Demi. Also better looking. She posed nude for Playboy but that's not why I think she's prettier. She was younger and very attractive when she did the Playboy shoot. Really she hasn't changed that much.
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Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?

My answer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=0us6lmyyA2s
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Why does almost every Hollywood movie have a puke filter these days? See: https://twitter.com/TheFilmUpdates/status/1363683244974112769


Liv and Erland forever.

Oh, absolutely.

I'm looking forward to the Hollywood remake of The Life of Oharu starring, ohhhh... let's say Hailee Steinfeld.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:58 pm    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?


What a great question, Jennifer Connelly on the pony machine or Demi Moore on the clay making, 80s top hotness
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:51 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
kikanga wrote:
Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?

My answer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=0us6lmyyA2s


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:35 pm    Post subject:

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Jennifer Connelly vs. Demi Moore.

Who is the better actress?
And who do you think is prettier?

My answer: https://youtube.com/watch?v=0us6lmyyA2s


I have two words for you: Mulholland Falls.

You’re welcome.

My dad loves that movie and I'm starting to suspect why.
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