General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII - Page 24 - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

 48Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #231 of 273 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 10:47 PM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Life in the vivid dream.
Posts: 44,745
Points: 36,869
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

City of the Living Dead is Fulci's best film, so I'm gonna just select that as my answer. But all of his films seen have been great, so there's no issue with anything in the selection.

-----

Logan Lucky is excellent. Soderbergh is ace, the best, all that good stuff I already knew. But another reason showing me so. I loved this so much. Adam Driver and his missing hand antics all the way.

In less enthusiastic news, Phantom Thread was kind of disappointing. Anderson + Daniel Day-Lewis apparently doesn't work for me. Really reminded me of the problems I had with The Handmaiden, in that when it tried to develop before your eyes with its unsettling reveals/caustic relationships, I found those involved to be kind of insufferable. The ASMR aura/costuming/set design was strong, though. The technical attributes were the highlight. Still, I didn't see much Hitchcock in this and more of a flat variation on Tristana.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #232 of 273 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 12:50 AM
SLAVE.
 
Pizzamorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Moustache Mountain.
Posts: 3,260
Points: 10,192
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

Zombie is my favourite Fulci film, that I have seen.


BOWSETTE

I also talking about wrestling on my Twitter if you want to follow me or whatever...
Pizzamorg is offline  
post #233 of 273 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 09:21 AM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Life in the vivid dream.
Posts: 44,745
Points: 36,869
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

Zombie is fantastic. The dead rising in the climax + the zombie vs shark fight being wonderfully filmed. Top stuff.

Knocked out a Wes Craven I've only seen bits and pieces of prior: Cursed. It's hectic with some strands, but it's also signature Craven (and Williamson) post-modern Horror/post-Scream cinema & exists in the 2000's canon so I pretty much was all in on wacky ways and gleeful Werewolf style - my reluctance to a specific and unnecessary sub-plot aside. Still, so, so much fun. Garage attack is a very underrated Craven sequence.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #234 of 273 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 06:43 PM
Ramble On
 
Bubz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Highway 61
Posts: 11,059
Points: 8,594
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

Quote:
Originally Posted by Obfuscation View Post
City of the Living Dead is Fulci's best film, so I'm gonna just select that as my answer. But all of his films seen have been great, so there's no issue with anything in the selection.

-----

Logan Lucky is excellent. Soderbergh is ace, the best, all that good stuff I already knew. But another reason showing me so. I loved this so much. Adam Driver and his missing hand antics all the way.

In less enthusiastic news, Phantom Thread was kind of disappointing. Anderson + Daniel Day-Lewis apparently doesn't work for me. Really reminded me of the problems I had with The Handmaiden, in that when it tried to develop before your eyes with its unsettling reveals/caustic relationships, I found those involved to be kind of insufferable. The ASMR aura/costuming/set design was strong, though. The technical attributes were the highlight. Still, I didn't see much Hitchcock in this and more of a flat variation on Tristana.
Adam Driver is fantastic as always.

Shame about Phantom Thread, I loved it. Anderson's gorgeous direction is the main reason.

I didn't know about Tristina before I read this but a quick Google and it's definitely sounding very similar.
Bubz is offline  
post #235 of 273 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 06:24 AM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Life in the vivid dream.
Posts: 44,745
Points: 36,869
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubz View Post
Adam Driver is fantastic as always.

Shame about Phantom Thread, I loved it. Anderson's gorgeous direction is the main reason.

I didn't know about Tristina before I read this but a quick Google and it's definitely sounding very similar.
There's a part of me that kind of wanted it to be...darker, I suppose. Really thought the aspect of sewing Reynolds mother's hair inside the seams was gonna come into play for the climax, but then it went more into their romance sticking together, just with each of their severe attributes. Anderson does film it with all the conviction in the world that he was all in on his creation, so that's something to acknowledge. I've been lingering on the film since yesterday because I still want to come around on it, but it may have to be a completion aspect to enjoy what I did about it, and live with what I wasn't as enthused by. More conflicting than I realized.

For better or worse, I do want to watch Tristana again really badly, and there's never an issue in wanting to revisit one of my favorites from Bunuel.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #236 of 273 (permalink) Old 05-19-2019, 02:33 PM
Ramble On
 
Bubz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Highway 61
Posts: 11,059
Points: 8,594
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

John Wick 3 ruled! To absolutely nobodies surprise. Genuinely might have the best action I've ever seen in a western made film. Incredible. The world and the mythology is expanded even more too and I love it all. The settings and visuals are amazing. The most brutal of the three too. One sequence just devolves in to Wick and three henchmen literally just launching knives upon knives at each other and it's brilliant. The variety of action in this is beyond anything in the others. Horses, samurai swords, bikes, cars and BOOKS. The ultimate weapon. These movies are the best. Give me more.
Britz94xD likes this.
Bubz is offline  
post #237 of 273 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 04:29 PM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Life in the vivid dream.
Posts: 44,745
Points: 36,869
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

BOOKS. From pencils to BOOKS. Oh, this is gonna be a goooood time.

Like I wasn't already expecting that. Keanu alone is enough to sell me, considering 95% of his films I LOVE. The saint of cinema.

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #238 of 273 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:58 PM
Ramble On
 
Bubz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Highway 61
Posts: 11,059
Points: 8,594
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

Keanu is the man. Between these and the matrix trilogy, it's hard to argue against him being at least a top 3 action movie star/performer ever. I'd never usually buy in to someone's life off screen effecting how much I like them, but Keanu has such a sad story and is by all accounts such a nice guy, it makes watching him become this all time action star so satisfying.
Bubz is offline  
post #239 of 273 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 12:04 AM
Die Neon Czarina
 
Obfuscation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Life in the vivid dream.
Posts: 44,745
Points: 36,869
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

I had this same conversation the other day, and I agree all the way.

Neo, John Wick, Johnny Mnemonic, and Johnny Utah? This guy has endured and carved out a hell of a career. (and consistently great while under the name of "John/Johnny", too.)

You suck the blood of the afflicted.
Those lacking imagination take refuge in reality.
Obfuscation is offline  
post #240 of 273 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 01:22 PM
 
eyebrowmorroco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: here and there
Posts: 5,881
Points: 5,639
                     
Re: General Movie Discussion Thread Part VIII

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/me...es-1202144325/

This trumps the time Vincent Gallo architected a film around a blowjob. Rewatched The Brown Bunny recently, it's not a 5/10; it's a beautifully constructed film. Based on this, the Mektoub sequel should be good. Haven't seen the first; had no interest in seeing this one until now.
eyebrowmorroco is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome