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Alright filmfags, show me what you've got.

&ltS Tier - Timeless
>Tarkovsky: Stalker, Andrei Rublev, Solaris
>Klimov: Come and See
>Bela Tarr: Turin Horse, Werckmeister Harmonies, Satantango (all very demanding)
>Bergman: Persona, Seventh Seal
>Herzog: Aguirre (I love them all but this one stands apart)
>Kubrick: 2001

&ltA Tier - Food for the soul
>Visconti: The Leopard, Rocco and his Brothers
>Fellini: La Dolce Vita, Amarcord
>De Sica: Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D.
>Pontecorvo: Battle of Algiers
>Cocteau: Orpheus, Blood of a Poet
>Godard: Breathless, Band of Outsiders, The Little Soldier
>Kurosawa: Yojimbo, Throne of Blood, Ran
>Mizoguchi: Sansho, Ugetsu
>Kobayashi: Seppuku, Human Condition
>Fritz Lang: Dr. Mabuse, Metropolis, M
>Bunuel: Discreet Charm, Simon of the Desert, The Exterminating Angel
>Kieslowski: Dekalog
>David Lynch: Anything, including Twin Peaks old and new.
>Ki-duk Kim: Spring, Summer…
>Gilliam: Brazil
>Kubrick (pt. 2): The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, FMJ

&ltA- Tier - Entertainment
>Cronenberg: Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers
>Billy Wilder: One, Two, Three, Sunset Blvd, Witness for the Prosecution
>Becker: Le Trou, Touchez pas au Grisbi
>Melville: Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge, Bob le Flambeur
>Clouzot: Diabolique, Wages of Fear (the ultimate languagefag film)
>Bresson: A Man Escaped, Pickpocket
>Renoir: The Grand Illusion, Rules of the Game
>Ferrara: Bad Lieutenant, King of NY
>Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre
>Peckinpah: Straw Dogs, Alfredo Garcia
>Woody Allen: Annie Hall. All the other old-and-good ones too.
>Carpenter: The Thing, They Live
>Tarantino: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs
>Scorsese: Kind of Comedy, Taxi Driver. The rest can kinda fuck off.
>Hitchcock: Pretty much all of them.

Let's talk about movies, then. Don't have to be lefty films but obviously recommendations on that front are also welcome.
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Metal Gear?!


>Klimov: Come and See
Out of all soviet films you had to pick this one. Plebean taste.


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>First item in OP's list is Tarkovsky
And to think you're calling anyone a plebeian. How embarassing!


Kinda missed that. The thing is, it doesn't change what is said. Those films are pretty meh or even shit compared to what soviet cinema can offer. Unless you are some fart-sniffin liberal


How about you post the "best ones" then, comrade of impeccable taste?


Чапаев, Великий Гражданин, Доживем до понедельника, Премия, Кин-дза-дза.

If we also add TV series then Вечный зов and Тени исчезают в полдень.

Plenty of ther ones.


It's a start, I'll check em out. Thanks.


I am not sure they have translation or subs to english though.


Any Soviet (or Russian) WW2 movie recommendations? Other than Come and see.


Because Ken Loach is one of the few prominent Western relics of social realist, explicitly left-wing filmmaking. As modern cinema got increasingly co-opted by liberals and their post-modern views on narratology and art, every movie that is deemed as "having a message" is either banal, surface-level drivel or purposefully ambiguous, preferring meta-commentary and stylistic expression to telling an actual story, honest-to-god story about the working class.


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17 Moments of Spring. It was a USSR state-sponsored TV series about a Russian spy in German high command near the end of the war. Can't recommend it enough.


Give me the most depressing film. Not something cheap and moralizing but something that crushes your soul no matter how numb or already disadvantaged you are.


1. Bram Stoker's Dracula( Coppola)
2. Ray Got His Gun
3. Hell comes to Frogtown
4. Speedracer( Wachowsky siblings )
5. Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
6. Norah( Aronovsky)


"Antichrist" (Von Trier) would fit that description fairly well imo.


watched it, pretty good


Come and See




>Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Such a good fucking show




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What are the chances The Room was unironically a money laundering scheme? I thought it was crazy talk before but I read some good arguments for it recently


I don't know anything about that theory. I only know that Tommy Wiseau had seemingly endless amounts of money and won't tell where he got it from.


Trying to figure out how you managed to not include the Coen borthers.
Also Hitchcock has plenty of excellent films, but when you make over 50 films some of them are duds. Saboteur (1942) is the big one for me


>Tommy Wiseau had seemingly endless amounts of money and won't tell where he got it from.
who wants to make Tommy Wiseau a communist


I don't know what he would think about it, because according to The Disaster Artist, he had a lot of bad experiences growing up in the Eastern Bloc (other source claims it was Poland), but was treated even worse when he migrated to Western Europe. Then, he moved to the US.


woah he lived in the eastern bloc


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>it's literally called 2001


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>completely shameless Sovietboo hardliner who wears his general's uniform including Hero of the Soviet Union medallion
>keeps a nuclear arsenal, strikes fear into the hearts of Yeltsinites and Americans alike
>makes the kleptocratic oligarchs in Moscow shit themselves along with their puppet masters
>ready to invade Russia itself with his massive fanatical army
>his biggest fanboy/henchman gary oldman is a badass villain whose every criticism of American imperialism is correct with no hyperbole whatsoever (in a rabidly pro-American film with Harrison Ford as the goddamn president)
>from prison, has his men seize the highest-value target in the world as leverage for his release
>walks out of his cell triumphantly
>the entire inmate population sings the Internationale in his honor
>puts on his uniform and walks out
Is he /ourguy/?


Yes. Air Force One is the tragic tale of how a hero of the Soviet Union was struck down by the American imperialists and their Yeltsinite lapdogs. But there is hope since the Kazakh SSR continues to exist with its nuclear arsenal even at the end of the film.


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Naked by Mike Leigh
It's depressing because it never stop being grimier, and it became soul-crushing to me when I realized the main character was just a psychopathic pseud, there was nothing profound in all his ramblings, his nihilistic posture is his own way to bully the people around him


I liked the trailer of this move recently

It reminded me of previews while being in theater during intermissions




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Has anyone here seen Miss Marx? It's a biopic of the life of Eleanor Marx. WoosWoos had a negative review claiming it exclusively focuses on her personal instead of her political life, which I could guess from the trailers. Just want to know if it's still worth watching or pure liberal feminist cringe.

Also can't find a torrent of it if anyone wants to help


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Testament of 1983, without a doubt. It's the story about how a family in a Norman Rockwell style close-knit rural town tries to survive the aftermath of an all-out nuclear war. There is no bombing scene, no mushroom cloud, no political context - just a series of bright flashes, the power goes out, never comes back on, and everyone is left to die of starvation and radiation sickness. Threads is shocking, but Testament is slow, hopeless despair.


I wish I could find more movies like it becaause it really made me think about how i act towards everyone


what's a woo woo


install qbittorrent if you already don't have
it has a search engine built in


Woos Woos is WSWS/World Socialist Web Site
>it has a search engine built in
Not that anon but I installed it yesterday and you need to install search engines for each torrent site. Any recommendations and where can I get them?



i think it comes with some built in you just gotta update them


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I just watched Miss Marx, thanks for the torrent link. Here's my review:

Well, WoosWoos wasn't wrong. Eleanor Marx's political life is almost entirely kept out of view in favor of her personal relationships with her family and Edward Aveling. After bizarre title credits mutilated in After Effects and set to punk rock, the film begins with a (fictional) eulogy by Eleanor at Karl Marx's funeral, which sets the tone for the rest of the drama: "[Karl and Jenny] never doubted, they never faltered, and they were faithful until death". Immediately after the funeral Eleanor is hit up by Edward Aveling (not present historically), which kicks off a relationship much rockier than the one she just described. What follows is a plodding romantic drama wherein Eleanor struggles to reconcile with Edward's sexual infidelity and profligate spending.

Like I said before, Eleanor's political activities are usually kept in the background as literal set dressing. WoosWoos (of course) denounces the film's "feminist outlook", but this the only trace of this comes from the one sole feminist speech shown in the trailer. I had thought for sure that Eleanor's confrontation with Ernest Belfort Bax would be portrayed. Bax was a leading Marxist theorist with rhetoric similar to today's Men's Rights Activist movement; as an open opponent of women's suffrage he provoked an incensed Eleanor Marx to challenge him to a public debate (Bax refused). Bax is nowhere to be seen, nor any other major figures from the British socialist movement. Instead, the climactic event in the story is a (fictional) deathbed revelation from Engels that Karl Marx was the real father of Freddy Demuth, therefore exposing that her father was just as deceitful as Aveling. (The "Marx's illegitimate son" theory is probably not true, see https://www.marxists.org/subject/marxmyths/terrell-carver/article.htm)

I have a few more things to nitpick: first, practically none of the figures portrayed in the film are recognizable compared to their historic photographs. This can be forgiven for the lead roles, but a little extra makeup would go a long way for fans of the Marxist Cinematic Universe to spot cameos in the background, like Liebknecht, Bernstein, etc. Second, while all the actors give decent performances, the script is flawed. It waters down the political content and adds exposition (IE, no family nicknames like "Mohr" and "The General"), but apparently not enough to appease general critics. On the flipside of this the Marxist audience is slighted, the characterization of Engels for example feels completely wrong. Enough things have been changed for dramatic license that I don't trust the characterization of Eleanor to be "real". Finally, the anachronistic punk rock soundtrack is cringeworthy every single time it shows up. The absolute worst scene is the inexplicable dance sequence at the end, which - apparently - symbolizes the moment Eleanor decided to end her life.

Overall score: 1.5/4 stars. TL;DR: plodding romantic drama devoid of political content that fails both as entertainment and as a historic biopic. Skip unless you're really bored.


>Marxist Cinematic Universe
I hope they showed engles speech on marx's funeral
>the characterization of Engels for example feels completely wrong

>Eleanor Marx's political life is almost entirely kept out of view

you say it is kept out of view but here in the excerpt it looks pretty clear front and center, is this the only instance of it? and I see what you mean by "using the political activities as literal set dressing"


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>I hope they showed engles speech on marx's funeral
Unfortunately, no. Although thinking about it reminds me of his characterization again, the Engels shown in the movie could never deliver that famous speech.
Not as an essential role but yes, he has a few scenes. Pic related is him in the movie.
>you say it is kept out of view but here in the excerpt it looks pretty clear front and center, is this the only instance of it?
Pretty much yes. There is a montage style scene showing her day-to-day political work that I excerpted from, then one more speech that implies Aveling's abuse inspired Eleanor to become a feminist. This biopic of a famous revolutionary has maybe five minutes worth of political content.


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What a disappointment. You'd really expect more out of this story than just an honestly (and ironically) sexist interpretation. I remember seeing the trailer, like the movie it was set to a punk rock soundtrack and it reeked of "girlboss" vibes.


i've never watched network

what is this speech about
is it the corporate character going full "capitalism is everything, there is no idpol" type speech

i can't be arsed to listen to the entire thing


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Watch the movie, it's even on the /leftypol/ reading list AND a top movie of all time.

If you don't have time or are a lazy bastard:
The main character, news anchor Howard Beale, suffered a mental breakdown and rants about the world being shit. His jaded boss lets it air because "it's the truth", and instead of being fired, Beale becomes start of a televangelist-like show. He has delusions of being a prophet, and at one point he learns about and preaches against how the TV station's conglomerate parent is about to be sold to the Saudis. A chairman of the conglomerate, Arthur Jensen (Ned Beatty), then brings him to a room and performs this speech to manipulate him into preaching his "corporate cosmology", similar to what you said, a 'money is the quantum of life today, there aren't nations or peoples, just money', which he claims will someday bring a post-warfare, post-scarcity, post-mortal utopia. (The "why me?" back and forth at the end verbatim mirrors what Beale claimed God had said to him in an earlier scene)


so what exactly is the movie about


Literally? Read the wikipedia synopsis.
Thematically? A satire of television corporate media in general, in particular profit-over-morals, media circus, media desensitization and dehumanization.


what is the ideology/story of citizen kane?
i've never watched it




who the fuck is this orange uhyga and why the fuck is he everywhere



I don't get it
Why is everybody saying the boyfriend from Devil Wears Prada was bad and the villain?

From where I see it, He was the right one. She was becoming too bougie and he maturely left her

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