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    the maker of my own evil Ivan Drago's Avatar
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    Sorry, Lazlo. I have the fear of that happening because gentrification is running wild where I live, too. My local arthouse theater was just renovated in 2016 and had to "temporarily" close because of the pandemic. As far as I know, they're getting by through virtual tickets for digital links to arthouse releases and keeping the community together through virtual watch parties, but despite their non-profit status, their property taxes will skyrocket next year because to our mayor, city-wide increases are the only way to make up for Nashville's lost revenue this year. Plus since we're most likely going to be in this pandemic for two years, there's no way they'll have the money to cover rent while they're not operating as normal.

    I expect it to be another condo if this ever ends.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    Sorry, Lazlo. I have the fear of that happening because gentrification is running wild where I live, too. My local arthouse theater was just renovated in 2016 and had to "temporarily" close because of the pandemic. As far as I know, they're getting by through virtual tickets for digital links to arthouse releases and keeping the community together through virtual watch parties, but despite their non-profit status, their property taxes will skyrocket next year because to our mayor, city-wide increases are the only way to make up for Nashville's lost revenue this year. Plus since we're most likely going to be in this pandemic for two years, there's no way they'll have the money to cover rent while they're not operating as normal.

    I expect it to be another condo if this ever ends.
    Thanks. I dunno what's gonna happen and I hope yours is okay in the end. Ours were all Regal theaters, so I can't say whether they lasted longer than they would have if they were independent or non-profit, or if they were closed more ruthlessly because of that. The Charlotte Film Society sent out an email yesterday about the Manor's closing. CFS hosts screenings at small venues around town and even worked to get screenings of Netflix's big fall releases last year at our only non-AMC/Regal multiplex, but there's not a dedicated space for them. One is literally 15 chairs/couches in the back of a video store, which is itself a non-profit. The email mentioned that a dedicated space had been discussed and was perhaps in the works, so I cling to hope for that.
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    Nothing like watching Donnie Darko to remind you that your existence brings others suffering, and the world would literally be better without you!

    Huzzah!

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Nothing like watching Donnie Darko to remind you that your existence brings others suffering, and the world would literally be better without you!

    Huzzah!
    I like yah meg. Also hey time travel! Giant bunny man! Tears For Fears montage! I love that movie.

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    When I watched that for the first time, it was 1am on a Friday night when I was in high school. I said to myself that I would just watch it for as long as I would stay awake, and then finish it in the morning.

    3am rolled around that night, and I was so gripped by it, I stayed awake for its entire run time. It remains one of my favorite movies of all time to this day.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    I have sucked at movie watching lately.

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    I have done nothing but watch movies and TV shows since March. And working, of course.

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    When I watched that for the first time, it was 1am on a Friday night when I was in high school. I said to myself that I would just watch it for as long as I would stay awake, and then finish it in the morning.

    3am rolled around that night, and I was so gripped by it, I stayed awake for its entire run time. It remains one of my favorite movies of all time to this day.
    Yeah, it hits hard.

    I've always said it's the best representation of teenage depression and angst I've ever seen in a movie.

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    In a fair world, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner and Die Hard would all have won the Oscar for best picture.

    Just wanted to throw that out there.
    MOVIES

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    • Son of Saul (Nemes, 2015) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Cast Away (Zemeckis, 2000) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Hudson Hawk (Lehmann, 1991) [+]
    • Extraction (Hargrave, 2020) ✦✦½ [-]
    • Underwater (Eubank, 2020) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Leviathan (Cosmatos, 1989) ✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • The Call of the Wild (Sanders, 2020) ✦✦ [+]
    • Saving Mr. Banks (Hancock, 2013) ✦✦½ [-]
    • The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) ✦✦ [+]
    • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) ✦✦✦✦

    TV

    • Ozark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [-] / Killing Eve (S3) ✦✦ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S7) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Orange is the New Black (S6) ✦✦½ [+] / The Man in the High Castle (S4) ✦✦✦½ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S5) ✦½ [+]

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    LAST THINGS BOUGHT

    • Patriot Games / Clear and Present Danger (Noyce, 1992/1994) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg, 1982) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Schindler's List (Spielberg, 1993) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • Spider-Man 2 (Raimi, 2004) -- 4K Ultra HD / Sony Pictures


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    My preferences for those years would have been: Barry Lyndon, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark (we agree on this one, but I would have also gone for Excalibur if it had been nominated for Best Picture), Missing (not at all surprised it lost to Gandhi but yikes), and uh... I really haven't seen much of the nominees from the 1988 ceremony, but I guess I'd say The Last Temptation of Christ? Even though it wasn't nominated for Best Picture, ditto Die Hard (I have actually seen the winner, Rain Man, and yikes).
    Giving up in 2020. Who cares.

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    Ashes (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) **½
    Atlantiques (Mati Diop) ***
    Exhalation (Edmund Yeo) *
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    In a fair world, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner and Die Hard would all have won the Oscar for best picture.

    Just wanted to throw that out there.
    That seems less like a "fair world" than a dictatorship of the fanboy. The point of the Oscars isn't that it tells us what the best film of the year is (my personal picks for those years would be Barry Lyndon, Cet obscur objet du désir, Too Early/Too Late, The Draughtsman's Contract, and Distant Voices, Still Lives), but what the American film industry thinks is the best film of the year, and science fiction and fantasy movies are generally out of the running because, as a genre, it lacks the necessary literary prestige (The Lord of the Rings is something of a limit case in terms of the Academy's willingness to acknowledge fantasy writing as a thing that exists, which is not to say that Tolkien is necessarily a superior writer to Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, or Richard Matheson).
    Just because...
    The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry, 2011) mild
    Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012) mild
    Impostors (Mark Rappaport, 1979) mild

    The last book I read was...
    Narration in Light: Studies in Cinematic Point of View by George M. Wilson


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    I would add Apocalypse Now to that list.
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    I would add Apocalypse Now to that list.
    To be fair to Kramer vs. Kramer, although it's not my favourite film of 1979 (that would be Die Ehe der Maria Braun), on its own merits it's clearly a more successful film than Apocalypse Now, which comes apart completely in the last half-hour.
    Just because...
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    Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012) mild
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    Annie Hall was better than Star Wars ANH.

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    Annie Hall was better than Star Wars ANH.
    Much, much better. Claims that Star Wars "deserves it" more is just fanboy nostalgia overriding anything else (I would wager less than 20% of Star Wars fans who claim this have seen Annie Hall)
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    The Day After
    (1983
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    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
    (2005) 61
    The Third Murder (2017) 56

    /Audition
    (1999) 85

    /Toy Story
    (1995) 65
    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    To be fair to Kramer vs. Kramer, although it's not my favourite film of 1979 (that would be Die Ehe der Maria Braun), on its own merits it's clearly a more successful film than Apocalypse Now, which comes apart completely in the last half-hour.
    I would argue it reaches the stratosphere with that last half hour.
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    El
    (1973) 70
    The Day After
    (1983
    ) 63
    Duck, You Sucker (1971) 68
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
    Noriko’s Dinner Party
    (2005) 61
    The Third Murder (2017) 56

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    (1999) 85

    /Toy Story
    (1995) 65
    Vice (2018) 57
    The Counterfeit Traitor (1962) 62

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    That seems less like a "fair world" than a dictatorship of the fanboy. The point of the Oscars isn't that it tells us what the best film of the year is (my personal picks for those years would be Barry Lyndon, Cet obscur objet du désir, Too Early/Too Late, The Draughtsman's Contract, and Distant Voices, Still Lives), but what the American film industry thinks is the best film of the year, and science fiction and fantasy movies are generally out of the running because, as a genre, it lacks the necessary literary prestige (The Lord of the Rings is something of a limit case in terms of the Academy's willingness to acknowledge fantasy writing as a thing that exists, which is not to say that Tolkien is necessarily a superior writer to Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, or Richard Matheson).
    I wasn't thinking too hard when I posted that. It was more a realization that several of the actual best picture Oscar winners seem to have fallen by the wayside while others have endured. In 1981, it was Chariots of Fire, in 1982 it was Ghandi, in 1988 it was Rain Man. All fine movies in their own right, but not the ones that have endured, that are regularly named some of the best in their respective genres.

    You're free to name your own faves, I haven't given it any thought which others candidates there where back in those years.
    MOVIES

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    • Son of Saul (Nemes, 2015) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • Cast Away (Zemeckis, 2000) ✦✦✦✦ -- rewatch
    • Hudson Hawk (Lehmann, 1991) [+]
    • Extraction (Hargrave, 2020) ✦✦½ [-]
    • Underwater (Eubank, 2020) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Leviathan (Cosmatos, 1989) ✦✦ [-] -- rewatch
    • The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993) ✦✦✦½ [-]
    • The Call of the Wild (Sanders, 2020) ✦✦ [+]
    • Saving Mr. Banks (Hancock, 2013) ✦✦½ [-]
    • The Princess Bride (Reiner, 1987) ✦✦ [+]
    • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) ✦✦✦ [+]
    • The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020) ✦✦✦✦

    TV

    • Ozark (S1) ✦✦✦½ [-] / Killing Eve (S3) ✦✦ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S7) ✦✦✦ [-]
    • Orange is the New Black (S6) ✦✦½ [+] / The Man in the High Castle (S4) ✦✦✦½ [+] / Orange is the New Black (S5) ✦½ [+]

    ====================
    LAST THINGS BOUGHT

    • Patriot Games / Clear and Present Danger (Noyce, 1992/1994) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg, 1982) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Schindler's List (Spielberg, 1993) -- 4K Ultra HD / Universal Studios
    • Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) -- 4K Ultra HD / Paramount Pictures
    • Spider-Man 2 (Raimi, 2004) -- 4K Ultra HD / Sony Pictures


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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Much, much better. Claims that Star Wars "deserves it" more is just fanboy nostalgia overriding anything else (I would wager less than 20% of Star Wars fans who claim this have seen Annie Hall)
    I'll supplement this claim to highlight that Annie Hall privileges a specific character in Alvy Singer and Annie Hall herself, whereas the Star Wars films are anchored more to types, true to the pulp origins of Lucas's film. And while types factor into Allen's writings here and elsewhere, there's an exactitude to the Annie Hall leads that denies the wholesale identification that is central to action film types. Plus, more generally, the distinction that action is a bit more manlier genre than a relationship film.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I would argue it reaches the stratosphere with that last half hour.
    If by "reaches the stratosphere," you mean the film drifts off into the ether because Kurtz is an abstraction rather than a plausible character, then I agree.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I would argue it reaches the stratosphere with that last half hour.
    I agree. The relative calmer/quieter tone of the third act always scares the shit out of me. Like, before we could have died...but in this place, you probably die bad.
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    The Apocalypse Now talk makes me miss Father Barry. He hated that movie.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Much, much better. Claims that Star Wars "deserves it" more is just fanboy nostalgia overriding anything else (I would wager less than 20% of Star Wars fans who claim this have seen Annie Hall)
    I imagine that is also true. I am not big on nostalgia these days anyways.

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    Since COVID began, Jen and I have been making an effort to watch more stuff that we don't typically watch. We tend to let ourselves fall into a rut of rewatching the same horror movies over and over and over.

    While a good chunk of what we have been watching has been horror or horror-ish, we've rediscovered some old favorites, seen a few we've never seen before, and also gotten some healthy reminders why we haven't watched some movies in 15 years or more.

    Since February 23, these are the movies we have watched (with a B or a J next to each title, denoting who chose that night's movie)...

    Dune (B)
    Little Shop of Horrors (J)
    The Matrix (B)
    Dark City (B)
    Sister Street Fighter (J)
    The Prestige (B)
    Coherence (J)
    Insomnia (J)
    A.I. (B)
    Underworld (J)
    Requiem For a Dream (B)
    Interstellar (J)
    Princess Mononoke (B)
    Arrival (B)
    Queen of the Damned (J)
    Mission: Impossible (J)
    The Black Hole (B)
    The Seventh Seal (J)
    The Mothman Prophecies (B)
    The House on Tombstone Hill (B)
    I Married a Witch (J)
    Nothing Sacred (J)
    Blue Velvet (B)
    Blade Runnder 2049 (J)
    Oldboy 2013 (B)
    The Goonies (J)
    The Limey (J)
    Murder on the Orient Express (B)
    Memento (J)
    The Untouchables (B)
    Moon (J)
    Inglourious Basterds (B)
    Natural Born Killers (J)
    The Royal Tenebaums (B)
    Narc (J)
    Super 8 (B)
    Django Unchained (B)
    Collateral (J)
    Looper (B)
    Underwater (B)
    Contact (J)
    Donnie Darko (J)
    Pandorum (B)

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    Thats a good list of movies!

    Other than Natural Born Killers, fuck that movie lol
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    2018's Suspiria is a bona-fide masterpiece.

    One of the best films of the decade. Perfect in every way, start to finish.

    Astounding.

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