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05-21-2023 , 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by John Cole
Watched Synecdoche, New York again last week and realized how little I remembered. Weird how some movies don't quite stick with you. What a great film, and stars two great actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Noonan.

See Noonan's What Happened Was . . . , a film he wrote, directed and starred in. Reminds me of me on dates--a little.

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thanks for the reminder, been meaning to see synedoche knowing nothing of it just assuming it'd be good and now it's back at the top of the list
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05-22-2023 , 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by John Cole
Watched Synecdoche, New York again last week and realized how little I remembered. Weird how some movies don't quite stick with you. What a great film, and stars two great actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Noonan.

See Noonan's What Happened Was . . . , a film he wrote, directed and starred in. Reminds me of me on dates--a little.

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I saw this when it came out and remember enjoying it, but have no memory of what it was about except that it was science-fictiony.
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05-24-2023 , 09:24 AM
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05-24-2023 , 09:53 AM
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05-24-2023 , 09:56 AM
Free Enterprise...



I love this movie... low budget, sure... wooden acting, yeap... William Shatner Rapping... absolutely... but I love the sensibilities of this middle age coming of age story bathed in 1960's and 1970's nostalgia.
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05-24-2023 , 10:21 AM
A24 is just the best thing going in Cinema... perhaps ever.

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05-24-2023 , 10:35 AM
Had a surprising movie-related interaction last night.

Saw one of my neighbors about 6:30. He told me he's being "kicked out of the house" for the evening as his wife is having friends over for cards. This guy is the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet, and in his 70s (they just celebrated their 50th anniverary). We live in generic suburbia, nothing loud or extreme about him.

Told me he's going to see the new Fast & Furious movie with a friend of his. A little surprised there, wouldn't have bicked him for that.

Then he told me this is his second time going. He & the wife went over the weekend, and he's going back because he liked it so much.

I was quite surprised, but glad for him he found something to do during the card party.
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05-24-2023 , 10:47 AM
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Yours is M6QOGrUVOC0. Mine is 9FXCSXuGTF4. Mine is better.
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05-24-2023 , 10:49 AM
One has the Universal logo, the other has Focus Features.
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05-24-2023 , 10:57 AM
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Had a surprising movie-related interaction last night.

Saw one of my neighbors about 6:30. He told me he's being "kicked out of the house" for the evening as his wife is having friends over for cards. This guy is the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet, and in his 70s (they just celebrated their 50th anniverary). We live in generic suburbia, nothing loud or extreme about him.

Told me he's going to see the new Fast & Furious movie with a friend of his. A little surprised there, wouldn't have bicked him for that.

Then he told me this is his second time going. He & the wife went over the weekend, and he's going back because he liked it so much.

I was quite surprised, but glad for him he found something to do during the card party.
even a 70 year old can enjoy a theme park thrill ride... But I wont be going to see F&F myself, and I'm not 70

talking about thrill ride content... I got my iMax tickets to Detective Comics 'Flash'... hopeful but not exuberantly so. We're only got one true iMax screen here in Vegas, at the Palms.
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05-24-2023 , 10:59 AM
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Yours is M6QOGrUVOC0. Mine is 9FXCSXuGTF4. Mine is better.
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One has the Universal logo, the other has Focus Features.


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05-24-2023 , 03:57 PM
Watched All the President's Men again last night. Dustin Hoffman steals the film from some great actors, including Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, and Robert Redford.

Such a shame what journalism has become.

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05-24-2023 , 07:26 PM
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Assayasí demonlover is on criterion channel now, one of the best movies of 2000s imo
I think I'll watch it tonight. Assayas's Cold Water also on Criterion.

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05-25-2023 , 10:36 AM
Watched Demonlover last night. Certainly not Assayas's best, but it's intriguing nevertheless and prescient.

This morning I watched Days of Heaven once again, probably for the tenth time since I first saw it in the theater back in 1978. If you've never seen this, you need to.


"That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth."

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05-25-2023 , 11:10 AM
Hallelujah... Hear Hear... bring it...

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and afterwards, I'll watch Gummo
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05-26-2023 , 12:26 AM
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Watched Demonlover last night. Certainly not Assayas's best, but it's intriguing nevertheless and prescient.

This morning I watched Days of Heaven once again, probably for the tenth time since I first saw it in the theater back in 1978. If you've never seen this, you need to.


"That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth."

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When you get to Irma, let me know. I'll come over and watch it with you. I'll bring a six-pack of Bud.
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05-26-2023 , 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by John Cole
Watched Demonlover last night. Certainly not Assayas's best, but it's intriguing nevertheless and prescient.

This morning I watched Days of Heaven once again, probably for the tenth time since I first saw it in the theater back in 1978. If you've never seen this, you need to.


"That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth."

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I still need to watch Days of Heaven. I’m a huge fan of some of Malick’s stuff (New World, Thin Red Line, Badlands), not a huge fan of others (Tree of Life). Looking at his wiki there is lots I haven’t seen. This Voyage of Time looks interesting.

Also, pretty cool he took a ~20(?) year break from filmmaking. Seems like an interesting fellow, I’ll look for an interview with him….seems like he tries pretty hard to stay out of the spotlight. I like him even more now

Last edited by Gulo Gulo; 05-26-2023 at 04:34 AM. Reason: Maybe I need to watch Tree of Life again seeing as it’s been lauded as one of the best American films in some lists….?
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05-26-2023 , 08:28 AM
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I still need to watch Days of Heaven. Iím a huge fan of some of Malickís stuff (New World, Thin Red Line, Badlands), not a huge fan of others (Tree of Life). Looking at his wiki there is lots I havenít seen. This Voyage of Time looks interesting.

Also, pretty cool he took a ~20(?) year break from filmmaking. Seems like an interesting fellow, Iíll look for an interview with himÖ.seems like he tries pretty hard to stay out of the spotlight. I like him even more now
Days of Heaven is a favorite. The cinematography is beautiful, and the voiceover, typical for Malick, by Linda Manz is my favorite in all of Malick's work.

To describe Malick as reticent would be an understatement, but he has studied Heidegger, so one of his concerns most certainly would be the concept of "dasein," the sense of being in the world, the lived experience of human beings.

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05-26-2023 , 08:53 AM
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When you get to Irma, let me know. I'll come over and watch it with you. I'll bring a six-pack of Bud.
I've seen Irma Vep three times. The ending blows me away. The HBO series, directed by Assayas, expands upon the original by including allusions to Assayas's marriage to Maggie Cheung.

If you haven't seen them, both Personal Shopper and The Clouds of Sils Maria are great films. Kristen Stewart's performances in both reveal her real depth, and the latter stars Juliette Binoche, and if you're not smitten by Binoche, well what can I say? You're incapable of being smitten by anyone.

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05-26-2023 , 08:54 PM
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Days of Heaven is a favorite. The cinematography is beautiful, and the voiceover, typical for Malick, by Linda Manz is my favorite in all of Malick's work.

To describe Malick as reticent would be an understatement, but he has studied Heidegger, so one of his concerns most certainly would be the concept of "dasein," the sense of being in the world, the lived experience of human beings.

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Thanks a lot for this info. Will watch that and Voyage of Time this weekend.
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05-27-2023 , 12:10 AM
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I've seen Irma Vep three times. The ending blows me away. The HBO series, directed by Assayas, expands upon the original by including allusions to Assayas's marriage to Maggie Cheung.

If you haven't seen them, both Personal Shopper and The Clouds of Sils Maria are great films. Kristen Stewart's performances in both reveal her real depth, and the latter stars Juliette Binoche, and if you're not smitten by Binoche, well what can I say? You're incapable of being smitten by anyone.

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Personal Shopper just showed up on my Kanopy account, so I'll be watching that soon.
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05-27-2023 , 12:15 AM
Drive was just good as I remembered it being. I think it was the first time I'd seen Oscar Isaac and also the first movie I'd seen with Bryan Cranston.

All around it had an incredible cast and the story is perfectly told (after a fairly slow 20 minutes that doesn't quite establish what it sets out to but whatever, I didn't care that much). Once all the dominoes are set up it really is nonstop excellence.
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05-27-2023 , 05:25 AM
I see in part 4 John Wick he killed about 140 people and it's nearly 3 hours long. Somebody wants to go. It's getting great reviews from both Tomatoes and fans. Hits me as meh, thought I like part 1.
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05-27-2023 , 01:16 PM
reviews of Flash are out... if you're a Detective Comics fan.
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05-27-2023 , 09:05 PM
She Said, Maria Shrader, 2022



Great "newspaper" movie about the two New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse story. Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan play investigative journalists Megan Twohey and Jodie Kantor. Twohey also happens to be the wife of my girlfriend's literary agent, which is kinda cool lol.

the two spend the movie finding former employees or actresses who worked for Weinstein and trying to convince them to go on record about the abuse. It's beautifully structured, with some brief flashbacks to the now-older female victims as young women before and after the abuses.

Samantha Morton and Jennifer Ehle give wonderful performances as two of the women. Patricia Clarkson and Andre Braugher play NYT editors.

One special note must be given to Ashley Judd, who plays herself in the movie. It takes balls to do that, when her accusations as the first woman to go public basically blackballed her from the industry. Gwyneth Paltrow also plays herself, but in voice only.

It's amazing to think how things have changed in Hollywood. When I was there in the 90s, I just thought casting couch stories and verbal and physical abuse was just part of the industry. Normal. What you had to go through to get ahead. Crazy.

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The Artifice Girl, Franklin Ritch, 2022



Low budget sci-fi movie written, directed, and starring Franklin Ritch. It's more of a thought exercise than a film, but a thought-provoking one. Ritch plays a victim of childhood trauma who creates an online human-looking AI to lure and trap child sexual predators. The AI - named Cherry - is played by 13 year-old Tatum Mathews, and she give a great performance.

The movie is structured in 3 separate parts, with years in between. Lance Henriksen plays Ritch's character as an old man, and the conversation between he and Cherry is absolutely fascinating, and touches on consent, purpose, humanity, and consciousness.

Really interesting.
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