No.1660[Last 50 Posts]
Alright filmfags, show me what you've got.
<S 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)
<A 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
>David Lynch: Anything, including Twin Peaks old and new.
>Ki-duk Kim: Spring, Summer…
>Kubrick (pt. 2): The Shining, Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, FMJ
<A- 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.
>>1660>>Scorsese: Kind of Comedy, Taxi Driver. >The rest can kinda fuck off.
I could post a list but it would be so much the inverse of yours that I don't think it would be fruitful discussion.
Bit harsh maybe. He made some other good ones but those two are apart imo.>>1663
Wait, wouldn't that actually make it fruitful tho?
What did you lads think about the Irishman? Gonna watch it today.
Ok well alright. I'll just post my IMDB ratings
Children of Men (2006)
Canadian Bacon (1995)
American Beauty (1999)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Actually never mind, I just realised there's a share list feature, you can press 'sort by: top rated' to see the top stuff.https://www.imdb.com/user/ur46013471/ratings
>>1667>Avengers 1 star
I haven't seen any of the capeshit/new Star Wars movies tbh but there was a brief period when Avengers Whatever had a higher score on the top 250 than The Godfather which I think is a travesty… and I don't even like the Godfather.
>>1667> The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)
Network is mega-based. I actually can't believe I forgot Sydney Lumet on my list got dam.>Sydney Lumet: Network, Death Trap, Dog Day Afternoon.
I still haven't seen Children of Men yet but people seem to like it. Will check it soon.
Alright so some movies which I'd put in my top ten which people probably haven't seen would be:
Paths of Glory(Surprised nobody knows about it since it's a Kubrik, but it did get buried by the French government for telling French history [i]accurately[/i] COMPLETELY FALSE, THE FRENCH NEVER LOST A WAR!)
Tora Tora Tora(simply because of how accurate it is compared to some *cough* other films)
The Seven Samurai
The Lobster(I have a soft spot for absurdism that manages to tell a play in film format)
The French Connection(nothing revolutionary but it's quite accurate and tells the story it sets out to without convoluting it)
IIRC I voted that because a story came out that they were stuffing their own reviews and scores and that behaviour should be punished. Then I saw it in my list again that I gave it a 1 and thought 'well maybe that's a little harsh'.
what's that fucking movie where a woman starts to cry because she can't believe how much less medicine costs in another country than in her own I've been looking for it ever since I saw someone mention that scene all the way back to old 8chan /leftypol/ FUCK which movie is it
All right here's my top films:
Come and See
A Boy and his Dog
Taxi Driver (hated the ending tho)
Full Metal Jacket
Rango (that one is a real hidden gem)
I don’t watch movies that much, but here’re my top 5 anyways:
>12 angry men
>Judgment at Nuremberg
I should probably start watching some soviet films tbh. Even /tv/tards shill for them.
I love 12 Angry Men, tho it is sort of peak liberalism
My 5 favorite, probably in this order:
>Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Pretty random makeup I guess, but these are the movies I've enjoyed the most so far.
>>1676>Paths of Glory
Love that one, would be my favorite of Kubrick if it wasn't for Dr Strangelove. The ending of Paths of Glory always strikes an emotional chord inside me, just like It's a wonderful life.
>I love 12 Angry Men, tho it is sort of peak liberalism
Yeah, but the film still expresses the best that liberalism gave us. It's really emotive and strong.
What are some Soviet kinos?
Do yourself a favor and check it out. It's not for everyone and you might not like it, but you have to try.
Hey, has anyone seen "parasite" yet?
People keep telling me it's good, but I keep hearing its analysis of class is shit.
Yeah. I’ve just found his stuff on youtube, gonna watch it tonight.
I liked The three colours trilogy. Especially Blue even though Red is the better film
Currently checking out Kanopy for the first time through my public library. Anyone familiar with their catalogue and have any recommendations, preferably for foreign films? Deep cuts and classics are appreciated. I like French New Wave and Italian Neorealism but have seen most of the big names out of those movements (Godard, Truffaut, De Sica, et al.)
Anyone got good and gritty Soviet war films that aren’t Come and See?
What is your take on Fight Club? Not class conscious enough? Better than usual? Not enough?
The Cranes are Flying is top tier Sovietkino
I just finished reading Roadside Picnic and am about to watch Stalker. Really looking forwards to it, never seen anything by Tarkovsky before.
How many fucking film threads are there FFS?
Let us know what you think once you're finished!
I always forget this film when thinking of my favourites. A film that knows to take its time and not rely on constant shock and awe is always a pleasure.
Всем Русско-говоряшим смотреть!
[BadComedian] - На Париж (#СпасибоДедуЗаШалаву)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OmC1HcTGBc
The sound on YouTube is shit, but I guess that comes from the entire restauration that was fucked up by the uploader (the official russian film archive I guess). You can hear that everything was redubbed, the foleys aren't right, etc. Are all versions available on the internet like this? Or should I wait for an obscure festival to have a original analog film projection?
No love for Pasolini?
I enjoyed the Decameron. I consider Salo a failed film, and not because of the shock factor. Been a while since I've seen it though.
Which one is your favorite?
Who else wants the last Blockbuster in the world to stay? I hope it survives and can be a sort of museum. There were 9,000 of them around the world, but now there is only one left and it's in Oregon.https://youtu.be/jJMEPHNjHE0
Blockbuster was a fucking legend, back when Netflix was sending CDs in the mail and online movies were unvailable except through Russian hacker torrents and Piratebay. I want that building of Nostalgia to stay up, its a great memory of simpler times.
The Soviet war series "liberation" is now on YThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0t5CHhsuaM
Perhaps it was Sicko (2007) by Michael Moore?>A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
>Writer/producer Michael Moore interviews Americans who have been denied treatment by our health care insurance companies – companies who sacrifice essential health services in order to maximize profits. The consequences for the individual subscribers range from bankruptcy to the unnecessary deaths of loved ones.
>Moore then looks at universal free health care systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba, debunking all the fears (lower quality of care, poorer compensation for doctors, big-government bureaucracy) that have been used to dissuade Americans from establishing such a system here. The roots of those health care systems are explored, and our failure to establish free health here care is traced to a) President Richard Nixon's deceptive support of the then-emerging HMOs pursuing huge profits and b) subsequent pressures for Congress to sacrifice sound health care in favor of corporate profit.
>A group of Americans who became ill from volunteering at 911 Ground Zero, but were refused health coverage for their illnesses, are ferried by Moore to Cuba, where they receive the top-rate, free care one would hope they'd get here at home.
>In his interviews, historical reportage, and typical sarcastic wit, Moore soundly condemns American health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, as well as the politicians who have been paid millions to do their bidding. He makes the case that there is something wrong with Americans that we cannot learn from the successes of other countries in providing better quality-of-health than we enjoy in the USA.
Oh, yeah, I think it definitely is! Here's the scene:https://youtu.be/j7cME3lCdwE?t=854
(that's 14:14 in the video)
I hope you're still around, anon
All I know about midsommar is that some girl ik posted about about it and I hate her so now i dont want to see the movie
For those who don't know the film takes place in Francoist Spain.
I recommend you to watch it, it's great, trust me I'm not the girl you hate.
>2 film threads
>both are good quality
<fuckers still post independent OPs for esoteric shit
Brainlets like to feel special.
>when the 2 film threads are both on Page 1
>how do you even measure the intellectual level of movies or do you just 'feel' like they are?
You measure by how they treat the viewer. As an example, in Captain Marvel there is a scene where she's breaking out of her chains. If the writer thinks the viewer is a retard, they'll add a shot of a side character going "She's breaking out!", which is exactly what they did. For a movie that expects its viewer to be moderately intelligent they'll assume the viewer can pick up on visual clues, like in Alita: Battle Angel (which doesn't require you to be a genius but you'll miss some stuff if you're not paying attention).
This has to do with the changing nature of the film business because of competition from streaming. The number of films released by major studios is down, as are the prospects of mid-budget films https://www.the-numbers.com/market/ https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/05/is-the-mid-budget-movie-an-endangered-species
The studios are competing by betting on epic big budget films, much as they did in the sixties in their first battle with television. They also have the advantage of playing about as well everywhere in the world.
So, when you're spending 200 million on a single film, your focus is going to be on making sure the investment pays off, not innovation or art. That's why nearly all big movies are adaptations, reboots or sequels and why they're all so samey. The Marvel films in particular have hit upon a very efficient formula. Modern information technology has allowed media companies to narrow down the most safe and profitable content in media produced today.
They almost always have generic plots. And the epic ending is usually either battling thousands of faceless drones or fighting a villain who monologues every time the fight is about to transition, the serious hero says something serious, the jokey hero says a quip, then they generically fight some more, then something something sky beam does shit, the villain gets arrogant because the plan is working, then the hero says the final quip and the villain makes an “oh shit” face then dies.
Avengers, Age of Ultron, Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok, both Guardian of the Galaxy movies, Endgame and Black Panther to name just a few marvel movies all do this.
The reason this slides and is liked is because they don't know nor understand alternatives of the past or future. People have no hope so they look up to mythological tales set in modern era and the destruction takes place which one might enjoy in a nihilistic way. It very much reflects many more simple hero-stories of Greek Mythology, however lacking the counterbalances in the form of tales of Oedipus, Orpheus and Phersephone, the Illiad and Hercules' labours. These criticized many aspects of over-powered Greek heroes like Theseus, who just win at everything and are smarter and stronger than anyone they meet.
This reflects Adorno's laments on cultural decay and machinization, in his theory of social spectacle and the resulting industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-m_7G31yh4
I wonder from time to time if Adorno and the other Frankfurts were purposefully targeted as conspirators specifically because cultural degradation has always been a reactionary racket, and the right didn't want competition from the left in the marketplace. After all, the CIA has literally admitted to helping this along, with people like Gloria Steinhem being their direct assets as well as Ghettofication and subsequent thug subculture after revolutionary leaders were removed and replaced by angry liberals. >https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/how-the-cia-created-gangsta-rap.701728/ >https://newspunch.com/cia-hip-hop/ >https://daily.jstor.org/was-modern-art-really-a-cia-psy-op/
there is nothing wrong with pouring beer on your tits
I've seen this, but so long ago that I've forgotten the actual movie. Imma watch later. Maybe respond
its very good and not as on the nose as a lot of the praise and detraction might make you think.
Been really into Pasolini lately, recently watched Arabian Nights and Salo or 120 Days of Sodom. Both were masterpieces, though I'm not sure Arabian Nights would resonate with someone who hasn't read the source before.
A lot of old stuff here, I will try to give a list of recent directors (alongside two films) and draw a hardline at the millenium (though most are within the decade).
Flannel blanket with hot cocoa tier:
> Jim Cummings: Thunder Road, The Wolf Of Snow Hollow
> Kantamir Balagov: Beanpole, Closeness
> Jonathon Glaser: Under The Skin, Birth, Sexy Beast
> Nuri Bilge Ceylan: Winter's Sleep, Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
> Thomas Clay: Fanny Lye Deliver'd, The Great Ecstasy Of Robert Carmichael
Fluffy quilt tier:
> Peter Strickland: In Fabric, the Duke Of Burgundy
> Richard Ayoade: Submarine, The Double
> Park Chan Wook: I'm A Cyborg And That's Ok, The Handmaiden
> Yorgos Lanthimos: Dogtooth, The Lobster
> Quentin Dupieux: Wrong, Rubber
Decent Blanket Tier:
> Jeff Nichols: Take Shelter, Midnight Special
> John Cameron Mitchell: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How To Talk To Girls At Parties
> Darren Aronofsky: Black Swan, The Fountain
> Ben Wheatley: A Field In England, Kill List
> Panos Cosmatos: Mandy, Beyond The Black Rainbow
> Daniel Scheinert: The Death Of Dick Long, Swiss Army Man
Honourable mentions to some filmmakers still at it but also span back a while so I didn't include above:
Peter Greenaway: Eisenstein In Guanajuato, Drowning By Numbers
Mike Leigh: Peterloo, Naked
Please, kinophile anons, could you tell me what's so great about the film Rubber?
I got curious about it ike 5 years ago, but never to to actually watching it
Would you like a pretentious essay or the truth? Because to be honest I just found it funny and liked that it took plot turns I didn't expect it to while the on screen audience reacted basically how various people I know would react to the movie.
Yeah that's fine. It it's genuinely funny and doesn't get repetitive I'll watch it.
are there any geiger alien movies besides the first two that are worth watching?
Has anyone watched the movie King Charles III?
What did you make of it?
Here it is for those who are interested: https://vimeo.com/445148461
looks like some fed glowie shit ngl.
Everyday this scorsese guy whines about muh art form
They make millions and weep for the imaginary indie director or some shit
Why can't these old directors shut the fuck up with their pile of money.
Film is not a important cultural issue to be talking about in pop culture. Pretentious rich cunts should die off.
I hate every director with a passion, They are high off their own asses
Watched À Bout de Souffle (1960) last night after checking out La Chinoise (1967), liking the latter but being too tired to finish it.
My god, I fucking hated À Bout de Souffle - they say La Chinoise isn't "good" as a first Godard because it represents a pretty big departure from classic French New Wave toward a more purely didactic style, but I actually found that more innovative, engaging and daring than the self-absorbed meaninglessness of À Bout de Souffle. That surface-level conversation, that smugly style-over-substance attitude, those insufferable midwit main characters, is that just what the French New Wave usually is or am I totally missing something? Or are there other films by Godard that simply evolve the same style in a more interesting direction (I've heard good things about Vivre Sa Vie )?
The first film I'll contribute is Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon, here's a video showcasing some of its best shots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcLZU3_XNMo
. It's not just visually beautiful, it's a great drama, every scene is captivating and the protagonist Redmond Barry (later, Barry Lyndon) is relatable and multi-dimensional. The acting is great, the cinematography is amazing. It's a little bit long at over 3 hours, but you don't ever feel like Kubrick wasted time or included filler. Silent moments are full of meaning, which is communicated by the environment or by the actions of the characters of the scene. Go watch it, it's great.
Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd is an engaging drama that explores the cost of fame, and at the same time criticizes the media industry for it. Andy Griffith's performance is legendary and elevates the film into a must-watch. It isn't beautiful like Barry Lyndon, but it has good cinematography, dramatic scenes make good use of shadows and camera motion. The actors, especially Andy Griffith, express an impressive amount of emotion through facial expressions alone. Must-watch if you enjoy dramas.
BTW I know that the director Elia Kazan is kind of anathema to leftists b/c of his testimony to HUAC but at the same time this movie has a redeeming theme in its criticism of the culture industry. One of my favorite films ever.
Thought I should add that it's a lot more than just a criticism of the culture industry, it criticizes racism, sexism, the sexualization of minors, and elitism, among others
Agree tbh. A bout de souffle is the beginning, and imo the evolution of Godard during the new wave period is what made him compelling as a director moreso than any particular film. Have you seen Le Mépris (1963) or Pierrot le fou (1965)? You can feel the evolution in motion very keenly in both of those and it's very engaging.
If you liked La Chinoise I'd recommend Tout va bien (1972). It has a coherent narrative structure and a far less cynical dialogue/consideration of the left while remaining unabashedly experimental. If I do have a favorite movie of his, it's probably this one.
Based. Two classics I've missed but heard about. You've definitely sold me on both. I'll report here when I've seen them!
This is a music video, but it uses scenes from a very beautiful 1973 dutch movie called Turks Fruitshttps://youtu.be/ksEHfUof184
Ah yes, give one of your main characters a face contraption that makes it really hard to understand what he's saying
>Klimov: Come and See
Out of all soviet films you had to pick this one. Plebean taste.
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.
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
>>1667>Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Such a good fucking show
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
>>15966>>15966>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
woah he lived in the eastern bloc
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.
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
I GOTTA WATCH THIS FILM HOLY SHIT
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 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.
>>16464>Marxist Cinematic Universe
I hope they showed engles speech on marx's funeral>the characterization of Engels for example feels completely wrong
YOO HE'S ACTUALLY IN THE MOVIE?!??
>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"
>>16467>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.>YOO HE'S ACTUALLY IN THE MOVIE?!??
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.
i've never watched networkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc
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
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
why do people like boogie nights
from the wikipedia film summary it sounds like just another story about rags to riches than to rags again because of sex and drugs story
is it the dialogue and acting that's good about it? because it sure doesn't sound the like the story is anything special.
No, should we ? what is it about ?
It was good / fresh for its time, but it aged like milk imo. Saw it when I was young and even back then I realized it's a shit film.
reading the letterboxd reviews made me think it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, i felt insane
somebody quoted a line from the movie and it was the goofiest shit imaginable. something out of cartoon. but they wrote up so much fluff on how great the movie is.
sometimes i feel like people just keep this long prank going on where they praise a thing because others are praising it too just to keep some random semblance of status quo going on
do you remember anything else about watching it in theatres? it's been a long while since i've been in one
recount anything if you can
2001 like most of Kubrick's work is overrated garbage
Some of my favorites:
> Chinatown> Solaris / (Mirror, Stalker)> Vertigo/ (Rear View, Psycho)> Salo, or 120 Days of Sodom> Akira>>16477
Network is garbage and the director is a Proudhonist and an actual Zionist
- his Marxist hateboner is apparent too.accelerationAcceleration
What's so bad about Kubrick
It's the same shit as every other "girlboss" movie coming out in the past decade - generic, ironically sexist to both men and women and disgustingly stupid.
I just think he's an overrated hack with above-average shots. Eyes Wide Shut is good, but I fucking hate everything else he's made especially 2001 - and its insulting to put him next to actual auteurs like Polanski/Tarkovsky/Ozu etcaccelerationAcceleration
Awful film (see >>10107
) but made in such a way that it leaves you black inside - I only recommend if you like being suicidal. >>15616
А Зори Здесь Тихий
Они Срожались За Родину
В Бой Идут Одни Старики
Аты Баты Шли Солдаты
Жаворонок (1965) >>13798
Try Archive.is, the site must have made itself PPV
The director is anarchist?
Why does he hate marxists>>17936
Speaking of Kubrick what did that furry oral sex in the Shining mean?
It's so fucking weird and confusing
why is my mans looking like dr.frasier claus
It was a garbage film but despite him being portrayed as an idiot, The Captain was the best character in the movie.
Also >Tattooing "Karl Marx" on your knuckles is a weird thing to do even for a communist
More than weird, it was something Prisoners would tattoo in the GULAG to mock communists.
Ah sry the screenwriter I meant,I actually like the director (mash is great which he also dirrcted) but the screenwriter was a Zionist socdem (his words) but his vision is essentially proudhonist if you watch the film.accelerationAcceleration
>>17954>More than weird, it was something Prisoners would tattoo in the GULAG to mock communists.
wtf how does that mock the communists
did they think they would escape out and beat the communists with their fists thus being ironic?
What film is that? I don't watch Marvel.
well yes that irony is a part of it, but frankly it' a bit hard to explain Russian prison life, myself being aware of it only through people I knew who were there. It's similar to people tattooing religious figures and other stuff on themselves in prison there, there is a double meaning within the criminal world, that only criminals really know, like the origins of their nicknames and such. >>18003
The Black Widow movies, basically it's that shitty Red Sparrow but less graphic and with bad humor thrown in.
Best Laid Plans is forgotten kino. IMHO
I watched Aguirre the other day; great film.egoismEgoism
Anyone seen picrel? It has some pretty good reviews.
It's a chinese movie about communist spies that received training in the Soviet Union doing a job over at the puppet state of Manchuko.
I've watched it, and it's a very good spy movie. At the beginning, we see one of the communists spilling out details about the operation to avoid being shot, but our four protagonists don't know about it. The operation is kaput from the start, which makes sure the movie is always tense. All of the spies are smart, making moves to withhold/extract information from others. This feels exactly like what a spy movie should feel.
Unfortunately, I can't say I enjoyed the movie to it's fullest. There were moments where I couldn't absorb new information fast enough. All the characters wear the same clothes, which did not make things easier, plus I find remembering their names quite hard. A character/event flowchart would be a welcome companion while watching it.
From what I've been able to research, this is actually a prequel to the 2012 tv show "悬崖" (Cliff) by the same writer, Quan Yongxian. In an interview (https://inf.news/entertainment/bd5332246260958e06dc8ead644ec3da.html
), he said that in 2015 he had written the script for this prequel as a 60-episode show.
If this had been a tv show – or even a book –, where things could flow in a more friendly pace, this would've been a absolute must watch. Overall, it is a very good movie, and I recommend anyone interested to watch it, even though you'll scratch your head sometimes and may wish to rewind a bit to understand what is happening (though I didn't, and was still able to enjoy it very much).
Everything I know about Soul Plane, I learned from The Boondocks.
Anyone seen L'An 01?
>The film narrates a utopian abandonment, consensual and festive of the market economy and high productivity. The population decides on a number of resolutions, beginning with "Let's stop everything," and the second "After a period of total stoppage, let's bring back — reluctantly — just the services and products we can't do without. Probably : water to drink, electricity for reading at night, the radio to say 'This is not the end of the world, this is Year 1, and now a page of Celestial Mechanics." The implementation of these resolutions is the first day of a new era, Year 1. L'An 01 is emblematic of the challenge of the 1970s and covers such diverse topics as ecology, negation of authority, free love, communal living, rejection of private property and labor.
Have no idea whether to watch the 90s Treasure Island movie first or read the book first
might also watch the 50s version and Muppets version after just out of curiousitypiratePirate
Ayy montecellos (New word I just invented)
Is Godzilla vs King Kong a fun movie fully to watch?
I don't mean like are there 2 minutes of good fights and comedy
Is the entire experience fun to watch?
Is it plagued by the same problems of the other monsterverse movies where the human characters are utterly boring?
I'll watch this
It looks like there'll be boobs innit
I hate the only theatres shit so much.
I want to pirate Free Guys and watch it when it comes out not 6 months after. I liked the forced digital shit HBO did
If we weren't living in capitalism. This wouldn't even be a problem. We would still have theatres for the culture without forcefully releasing first only on theatres for muh economy.
try Kinogo.la, thy have all the versions of nearly every film and tv series from all sorts of countries and can be downloaded
>>18882>Is Godzilla vs King Kong a fun movie fully to watch
There's a good review of the movie from a cinematographical perspective on the /m/ thread on >>>/anime/
It's a fun, cheesy but generally silly movie, so maybe not to your tastes.
Thanks for the new piracy site>>18974
And Thanks for the review. I feel like I can enjoy this movie.
>>18980>I can enjoy this movie
I certainly did, and I'm glad to help both with the review and the site.
What's the best version of Les Miserables?
Death of the author, bitch! The politics or intent of the creator are irrelevant in mainstream mass media
Someone screencap this effort post
carpenter was a paleo libertarian or something
Any good East German movies around 1930s-ww2? I've watched the Thalmann movie and Ich War Neunzehn.
Who here /cassavetes/ ? Bout to watch my first tonight. Love Streams (1984)
You forgot the part about the militant black leftist organization and the absurdity of capitalist media recuperating revolutionary ideas.
I feel that was a big part of it.
Xi Jinping and Jack Ma holding a friendly conversation
anybody know where i can find this movie?
it literally starts off with him raping a woman in an alley
that should've made it crystal clear
Top 5, no particular order
>>24825>Foundation for Economic Education
Are they chinlets?
Most of them are, BUT the video I posted is actually an interesting analysis from a market perspective and doesn't have anything dissing leftism or socialism or whatever. I don't agree with the entire video BUT it makes a good point on intersectional feminism and the victim-blaming that Hollywood does.
Literal Mises stans, but sometimes they get things right.
>>24825>a great deal of contempt for millions of americans
would be based if true
is this RRR movie actually good or is it just viral marketing
i don't get it, is it even crazier than bollywood movie or is its story/acting good that's the draw?
idk maybe watch it
his movies were inspired by the italian version of pulp fiction
how did you not realize it was schlock
that's fucked up, watching a movie?
what is this, a film general
he got pussy instead of blowing up rich industrialists
still a W, I guess
what movie will todd howard rip off this time?
there's nothing left, is there
the king of comedy, taxi driver
>>25825>Did anyone ask for this?
the higherups,you can't make money out of a movie without making sequels until it no longer makes money.
Silence of The Lambs crossed with It.
Joker 2: The Punchline
Is american psycho the most materialist movie of our time?
This is why the dark knight returns was such a memefest, the writer thought of as rises as the conclusion of the story but was made to put out anything, anything, for the third movie
Maybe it is about the batman but instead of a caped hero hes a bateman who brutalizes random people thinking theyre super villains?
how dyou guys find movies? You just watch everything from a given director, happen to hear about another, and repeat, or what?
Apparently the sequel's about him meeting Harley Quinn, probably so we can get a spinoff Harley Quinn movie and the Joker Cinematic Universe.
Hopefully we will finally get an unironic femcel representation.
it's gonna be a musical
what movies are they take inspiration from>>25924
letterboxd, the site i watch movies from, social media
i have like 300 movies on my watchlist, there's loads and loads of ways to find movies
there's also facts about movies, actors and film and inspirations from stuff you've already watched
imdb, repertory cinemas, dvd/blu-ray releases and catalogues
kino lorber, re:voir and criterion are good places to start>>25938
don't use letterboxd, it's full of american college students and terrible for finding the good shit since most people focus on absolute garbage and schlock
Dog Day Afternoon
Idk what marxist shit there is to analyse in film but there's something that's said in this article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Aster>Ari Aster (born July 15, 1986) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for writing and directing the A24 horror films Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019), and Disappointment Blvd. (2023). >best known for directing a movie that isn't out yet
is this guy a fucking plant or what
>>27007>AA> Aster then followed up with a breakout short film The Strange Thing About the Johnsons, which stars Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, and Angela Bullock as members of a suburban family in which the son is involved in an abusive incestuous relationship with his father.
Imagine being gay with your dad is real
y would ken be an incel?
Midsommar started out so good then just ended completely retarded. I know people acting retarded and not being suspicious of obvious suspicious stuff is a staple of the slasher genre, but still, it went from classy horror flick to B movie horror shlock. Maybe even worse because every single person acted retarded and unaware right up to the moment they were killed. You'd expect at least a couple of the people in the movie to catch on eventually. Seemed like he was just too lazy to film someone getting chased through the woods or something.
midsommar was made in only a few months iirc, and a lot of people involved including the director regretted how it turned out
Have I got a double bill for you.
Don't look them up, go in cold. Watch in this order:
Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019)
Start your torrents.
thanks man, now i have plans for tonight
Do it. We can post at each other tomorrow.
pretty sure it's a gusano movie about Fidel's daughter Alina who rebels against all the awful communism and remains an anti-communist activist to this day
Race and LGBT stuff will probably take main focus if it's a drama and if it's a comedy then "commies bad and dumb". Otherwise may wind up getting scrapped and never made.
>>27551>Alina who rebels against all the awful communism and remains an anti-communist activist to this day
I hope the US is at least paying her well.
All casting controversy aside, they are probably gonna do it in English, so what's the point?
All in all, it seems like a shitty project, as the other anon pointed about it just sounds like gusano propaganda.
Pic related was at least pretty well made.
As if it wasn't obvious enough it was going to be a piece of shit. Unless they have some genius idea, this will be up there as one of the most unnecessary sequels ever.>>27550>>27609
I wonder how much they want to do this based on Death of Stalin being praised. I mean it's James Franco lol. IDK how they'd try to make him do a serious biopic. He does vaguely look similar to Fidel but he's a gringo and Fidel is definitely way outside his acting range. Huge miscast that suggests it's going to be mocking Castro.
Movies just keep getting better, the future is bright kinobros
Whatever happned in the early 2000's?
proliferation of independent news others and review sources that aren't economically beholden to studios and related corporations for survival
Ohhh yes, that's the one! Thank you!
How do you feel about Jordan Peele so far? A lot of people here are probably turned off by how kainstream he was from the get-go. Get Out was good though white liberals don't seem to get that it's about them and their racism. I'm not even sure what Us was supposed to be about (MKULTRA maybe?). Nope is probably the best of his films so far in delivering a coherent message to the audience (it's very Debordian).
In this climate anybody who's kind of unique and gets the auteur license to do whatever without having to mold it into what's considered marketable is preferable to the standard.
it’s just horror schlock
LMFAO literally the opposite
actual independent news sources have their own cash flows that are clearly not coming from the movie industry, meanwhile randos on the internet could easily be hired shills and trolls
Nope is barely even horror, it's more of a thriller with some horror and neo-western elements
Is he a "hipster" or does he just have a very particular taste for disgusting pervert movies
I love TGTBTU, but it's hardly a masterpiece of the medium.
STOP POSTING JANCSÓ MOVIES. After seeing 1 Jancsó movie, you have seen every single one of them. No narrative, no coherence, all symbolism. You know what's every single Jancsó movie is like?>empty fucking field>people talking>they start to sing>a soldier comes into the frame>a woman strips naked
All of this is in a single ~5 minute frame, because the director likes dumping narrative elements in front of a camera instead instead of actually using them to create a narrative. No cutting, that might force Jancsó to arrange the things happening in front of the camera in an orderly way. You can't just have that, you mustn't make a movie comprehendable to humans, because you know, that's not "artistic" and shit. For roughly half a century, the taxpayer money of decent Hungarian working people was wasted on this shit. For the most part this took place under the leadership of a "communist" government. This really tells you a lot about how serious was the committment of Hungarians to communism (the same is true about progress in general and human decency).
You are not the chosen brother, Eli.. t’was Paul, who’s chosen. You see, he found me and told me about your land, you’re a fraud. I did what your brother couldn’t. I broke you and I beat you. It was Paul who told me about you, he’s the prophet. He’s the smart one. He knew what was there, he found me, to take it out of the ground, and you know what the funny thing is? Listen, listen, listen… I paid him 10 thousand dollars, cash in hand [slap] just like that. He has his own company now… a prosperous little business, three wells producing 5 thousand dollars a week. [chinless whimper heard] STOP CRYING, YOU SNIVELLING ASS, STOP YOUR NONSENSE. You’re just a afterbirth, Eli… that slithered up your mother’s filth. They should’ve put you in a glass jar on a mantlepiece. Where were you when Paul was suckling at his mother’s teat, where were you? Who was nursing you, poor Eli?
Eli Sunday* got him mixed up with the cartoonist
>>28047>what's every single Jancsó movie is like?<describes an obtuse falsification
I don't even like Jancsó but you're being disingenuous.
Maybe you guys already know but there's a cool YT channel that's been uploading Russian (mostly Soviet) movies in full for free. And it seems legit so it shouldn't be taken down cause commie movies == no copyright, I guess?? https://www.youtube.com/c/Mosfilm_eng
I kiss you on the mouth
Mosfilm has been uploading full length movies from their old catalogue on YouTube for a while, although only in 480p standard definition. They started uploading the full HD versions this year I guess cuz of the sanctions over the invasion. There's also this https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTKpdDNg-FgqRDg7TbIOgoQ
why is the Telugu version of RRR so hard to find
We still posting favourite films? Here's a few anyway:
The Ninth Configuration
The End of Evangelion
The Ninth Configuration is a wonderful film which always puts me in a contemplative mood, and End of Evangelion (and the tv series) spoke to me more as a depressed uni student than any other piece of media ever has.
Where to get an industry insider's breakdown on the financing and and making of a film like 3000 years of longing?
It seemed really interesting for reasons that have nothing to do with the actual film. which was basically expensive travelogue gloss.
Any good film industry insider pod recs?
yts.mx has a little known feature that allows sorting by language and imdb rating ie it allows listing of every russian film by imdb rating, or release date, or genre. All other world cinema too. It's an affliction tbh because there is no excuse for watching capeshit when all that quality is so available and well seeded.
I did a search for lo fi sci fi on letterboxd. Some really quality Russian films from all eras. Just on a different level to something like the total waste of time that is Deus.
yifi has done so much for film preservation
i see so many movies that i wouldn't have found anywhere else if they weren't seeding it
like daltry calhoun
The film is unoriginal trash that steals the premise of an existing Soviet film and inserts holly-wood bombastic decoration. >>29187 >Orson Welles being intensely arrogant yet calling someone quiet and unassuming to be arrogant >muh Chaplin
Guy really had a bug up his ass because people only remember him for Citizen Kane and transformers, apparently.
Don't think he gave too much of a shit about people 'remembering' him from transformers since it came out about a year after he died.
Orson Welles was openly arrogant, while Woody Allen hid it behind a timid, "self-deprecating" mask
BTW it comes from this https://www.vulture.com/2013/06/orson-welles-lunch-with-henry-jaglom.html
which is just excerpted from a book "My Lunches With Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles" by Peter Biskind
wait what , he was in transformers??!?>>29200Do we have a pirated copy
Is it actually based or is it just Russian nationalist garbage like all WW2 movies made in Russia after 1991
After sitting through a lifetime of western imperialist garbage it's such a breath of fresh air to see the nationalist garbage put out by other countries.
Recent Chinese war movies have been just fucking top. Lots of themes of group co-operation with top, top technical kino.
Plenty of nationalist Russian war film post 91 is good too. You don't like hearing your stories from the opposite perspective anon?
Seperately, look at what the right are cutting into movie trailershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWXiku8xFnM
OK normies, here's a list of goodies moovies i guess
City of God, Hard Candy, Drive(haha yeah bro really funny drive reference), In Bruges, Akira, Badlands, Fallen Angels, Hellboy 1, Black Coal Thin Ice, The Terrorizers, Dead Mans' Letters, Pink Flamingos, Der Todesking, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Natural Born Killers
>7 and above
BATMAN(the one with that twink), Goodfellas, Godfather 1&2, Like Someone in Love, Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue, Bladerunner 2049, Nice Guys, Road Games, Mondo Trasho, Miami Vice, Seven Psychopaths, Obi Oba End of Civilisation, Promising Young Woman, Scarface, Cecil B. Demented
>bad bad bad movies, don't watch. very bad. don't recommend.
Megan is Missing(holy hell this was scary as fuck), Headless(about a man who beheads women and fucks the skull), Movie 43(dont watch), Rubber(about a tire who kills ppl very weird movie), LA SLASHER!!!(this i actually liked to a degree. watch LA SLASHER.)
see ya normie fucks.
I'll take that as a yes and my interest is instantly gone
>>29244>Seperately, look at what the right are cutting into movie trailers
I can't listen with sound. wtf is this?
don’t know if bait but this is absolute rube taste, starting with the numeric rating system
what do you believe is a good rating system, or is a rating system itself inflammatory to judge art?
i use a very simple metric, which is like or didn't like, also would rewatch is a metric
Something along the lines of
—Interesting at least
You should just use your words to describe your appraisal of a movie, in the end
Someone theorized that he had an old mistress (that's also credited as a producer) that bankrolled the film
Reminder that Tommy Wiseau was born in the USSR
SOVIETCHADS KEEP DOMINATING EVERY MOVIE CATEGORY
TIL film festivals were literally created by fascists as a form of cultural controlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice_Film_Festival#1930s
it's so fucking over…
Can someone explain the logistics of how countries like India get outsourced for VFX work but their own movies don't have good cgi work?
Is it because they're occupied or is CGI in film like copyrighted, are there trade secrets?
Looks like Hindutva propaganda
I guess they don't have much standards
It's true it does but the funny thing is they're the ones seething about it lol
I don't know if they're marketting it to them or just doing a cool movie, but those twats have really eaten up all the cool hindu mythology
First hitler and now these shitheads, I fucking hate them so much
Religion is cool asf looking without rightoids
>>29353>But what about film? Movies are all in 24fps so does a higher refresh rate do anything?>I can't find anything online about this>24 September
Really? There is currently hype going around about exactly this for Avatar 2 and the Avatar 1 rerelease that just hit theaters.
High Frame Rate has been tried with the Hobbit trilogy in order to make the 3D work better there. It was pretty hit and miss though, because they made the entire film trilogy 48 fps, and even the slower paced scenes felt like they were in fast forward. It was a new technique and very unfinished and on the whole it was distracting and the 3D was not great anyway. (Also the movies sucked.)
This idea originated with Avatar 1, which Cameron realized during production had some issues with the 3D during certain scenes with a lot of movement. The idea was passed around at the time to increase the frame rate to make the scenes easier to see (too few frames and too much movement led to blurring that looks extra bad in 3D). Cameron's approach however is to selectively
use higher frame rates only for certain sequences/shots where it would actually help, and to crank up or down between them. The Avatar sequels have footage that's designed for and rendered in a higher frame rate. They have previews of some of these scenes in theaters with the Avatar 1 re-release, and the Avatar 1 remaster also has some parts rendered in HFR. IDK how well it works though because the theater where I saw the re-release did not use a HFR projector (and did shamefully bad job on the audio and visuals in general).
Generally 24fps is seen as "real film" but that's really just tradition and what people are accustomed to. I don't think there's any scientific basis for 24fps looking better to the eye, but there's certainly monetary reasons for studios to prefer not to invest into higher frame rates since that means more data you have to store for each film. The usual criticism you see for HFR is "it looks like a soap opera" because traditionally those are shot with cameras that have higher frame rates. But it's really just an association people have. Nowadays there is probably more association with video games.
Just saw Top Gun: Maverick and goddamn if it isn't the stupidest Navy Airforce wank shit I've ever seen. Even the original Top Gun - a movie I utterly dislike and find boringly gay pseudo-macho shit isn't as much of a wank as this fake-ass movie is. The Mach 10 shit at the start just made me fucking laugh my ass off at the utterly fake retardation (at least the original used real planes and real capabilities) and then the entire scene of Maverick taking out Su-57s using only a cannon is actual retardation. I've seen B-movies from the early 2000s that do a better job of "American uberjet fighters beating the Eastern enemy" than this overpriced schlock. Truly an epitome of unironically engaging in the entire retarded "'Murica, Fuck yeah" idiocy that got made to mock the jingoism of the USA in the first place.
Actually I finally found a review of the film that isn't deepthroating the "cool fighter jet movie 2.0"
A 700 word succinct analysis that perfectly encapsulates the fascistic idiotic concepts of the film: https://letterboxd.com/bretterbox/film/top-gun-maverick/
The military's response to the review essentially boils down to "it's just fiction maaaan, can't you just forget reality and politics? Movies are totally made in a vaccum!"
And nitpicking the error of the unnamed enemy country in the story not be Iran but instead a standin for either Russia, the DPRK or China… all of which makes the film fundementally WORSE because that means that a country fielding 5th generation fighters is also fielding SA-3s as their main air-defense (never mind that since they bothered to cruisemissile-strike an airbase, they should have just used HARMs to take out the SAMs and avoid the stupid canyon run entirely. Not to mention that they're fucking ATTACKING NUCLEAR COUNTRIES - literally provoking nuclear retaliation. And I'm not even going into the Russians constantly tracking ALL US carriers at all times and having comprehensive coastal defense as a direct asymmetrical response to carrier fleets. You'd think an area like a secret nuclear facility'd be a damn bit more defended. But I digress. The same response also takes a jab at MintPress for exposing the military propaganda reasons of the film by saying "Everybody already knows that" ignoring that
A) No, people genuinely do not know this
B) This contradicts the idea of "just take it in a vacuum man"
C) That this implies that people realize that the film is essentially war-mongering and are blood-thirsty enough to like that and that this is a good thing apparently…
This coming from the same faggots that cry and bitch about Russian and Chinese military power in parades. https://www.militarytimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2022/06/15/this-angry-critic-gave-top-gun-maverick-just-half-a-star/https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick-military-propaganda-official-documents/281077/
To round off, I honestly enjoyed Jurassic World: Dominion more than this shit, at least that one is truly fictional and not military fapping and I could just enjoy the stupid fun and dinosaurs.
The first movie is pretty shit too, especially the protagonist https://archive.ph/By7Tm
I saw afterwards that it was based partially on a book. I've never read anything by Stanislav Lem but it sounds like it'd be a fun read. might add it to my ever-growing stack of books.
I also just saw that he wrote the book that the movie Solaris is based on, so I'm more interested now.>>29826
Neil Breen is absolute kino, the greatest living auteur director
Yeah it's basically the metaverse but using drugs instead of VR.
>literally just film late 1920s Soviet Union
>critics of the next millennium call it one of the greatest films of all time
ugh, vat could have been
It's nice knowing that formalism was universally derided at one point, instead of being the norm
Amateurish directors? "We'll fix it in post" has become a meme in the industry. Dumbasses can't shoot right in the first place and think the digital artists can fix everything for them.
what is the mistake they're exactly doing
Shooting improperly and assuming that the post-artists can fix it with their computers. There's only so much you can do with crap footage. It's much easier to just shoot right in the first place with the right lights, than to assume that the post-artists can just use their magic to fix it.
the lighting in the bottom image is totally flat and they clearly tried to fix it in post by just adding a stupid filter over it. compare to the top image where the use of harsh lighting contrasts helps to create a visual language for the narrative of the film; Michael Myers is a psychotic weird stalker who seemingly can appear from anywhere and keep coming back, literally out of the darkness (classic symbolism for mysterious and evil things). the whole movie really is a great example of the use of lighting, especially the end sequence with all the different shots of the house with the shadows everywhere. it helps to create the atmosphere of what it feels like to be alone in a big empty house at night where every shadow feels like it could have something sinister lurking in it. another great example of that is House of the Devil.
compare that to the second image where there's essentially no visual language. it just looks flat with a piss filter added in post to try to mimic the appearance of having a style. I think they even tried to make Michael Myers' mask look "spookier" rather than using fillmmaking techniques to make him a scary character.
wat did u meen by this?
>>29949>the use of lighting, especially the end sequence with all the different shots of the house with the shadows everywhere
i didn't see any shadows but it was very spooky the just showed the house and neighborhood
they filmed that on the last day, and had money to clean some of the house, and had to film very carefully
so stupid how with better equipment they shoot worse nowadays
im a little mad at this because it takes the title from one Lem story and the topic/basic plot from two entirely different Lem stories
To paraphrase the Milwaukee hack frauds, computer graphics made stupid easy >>29961
Which other stories?
do you agree with the idea that movies are sexless now?
Yeah, it fucking sucks
Very good article, with this interesting piece at the end.>This cinematic trend reflects the culture around it. Even before the pandemic hit, Millennials and Zoomers were less sexually active than the generation before them. Maybe we’re too anxious about the Apocalypse; maybe we’re too broke to go out; maybe having to live with roommates or our parents makes it a little awkward to bring a partner home; maybe there are chemicals in the environment screwing up our hormones; maybe we don’t know how to navigate human sexuality outside of rape culture; maybe being raised on the message that our bodies are a nation-ending menace has dampened our enthusiasm for physical pleasure. >Eating disorders have steadily increased, though. We are still getting our bodies ready to fight The Enemy, and since we are at war with an abstract concept, the enemy is invisible and ethereal. To defeat it, our bodies must lose solidity as well.
what does it mean and who is "The Enemy"
Scrolling the reviews of a movie on letterboxd is an oddyssey through the unimaginable possibilities of how inept and philistine the means and conclusion of a critique of a single work of art can be
There's not a single angle of how empty and vacuous of a statement you can make that's left unexplored
It's honestly kind of awe-inspiring how aggressively banal it is
you do realize your critique of them does sound as banal as their critique of movies?
letterboxd is just like twitter comedians most of the time, it's irritating, but? i sometimes find thoughtful stuff
>>30404>you do realize your critique of them does sound as banal as their critique of movies?
yeah that's what i was trying to say about your post
gonna be honest, i feel hdr media without hdr turned on look better
dunno if this is a problem with modern movies, but shit is so fucking dark
when i turn hdr off, i'm like wow, i can actually see the colours on this movie and everything feels alive, but not in annoying vibrant, high contrast way
ok nvm, i htink i fucked up my hdr, it looks like hdr when i turn it off
i resetting everything and hdr off still looks more better
wtf is going on
ok nvm me again, i was keeping the screen paused which was wrong way to check
Lol LMAO even:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalker_(1979_film)
>Several people involved in the film production, and possibly Tarkovsky himself, died from causes that some crew members attributed to the film's long shooting schedule in toxic locations. Sound designer Vladimir Sharun recalled:
> "We were shooting near Tallinn in the area around the small river Jägala with a half-functioning hydroelectric station. Up the river was a chemical plant and it poured out poisonous liquids downstream. There is even this shot in Stalker: snow falling in the summer and white foam floating down the river. In fact it was some horrible poison. Many women in our crew got allergic reactions on their faces. Tarkovsky died from cancer of the right bronchial tube. And Tolya Solonitsyn too. That it was all connected to the location shooting for Stalker became clear to me when Larisa Tarkovskaya died from the same illness in Paris."
Well at least they didn't go unpunished for wasting my time.
- Joan Root murdered for her activist work by people involved in poaching.
- James Miller, mudered by the IDF while filming in occupied Palestine.
- Christian Poveda, murdered by El Salvadorian gangs for his documentary on them
- Theo van Gogh, murdered by an islamist for a short on abuse against women in Islamic societies.
Watched Prey. Although it portrays the indigenous much more respectfully than usually, it's not high-brow or anything, it's still a Predator movie with throwbacks to the original movie.
that's fucked up, did all these deaths happen before the 2000s?>>30634
pier paolo got by the mob right? i forget what was the reason
how do they still make vietnam movies, is this also going to end with the "realization" in a milqetoast way that "war bad" and not "us imperialism is bad"
almost certainly. remember plenty of people who think 'we could have won if it werent for the democrats' are still alive
They don't think it's a real war crime because they consider the Vietnamese to be bug people.
that's fucked up, hopefully they'll die out soon
don't even understand how you grow racist against other people when the internet didn't exist
the government made them racist against Vietnamese
do you know more about the war? why and how, did south Vietnam, accidentally or intentionally bring the US into it
i don't know how biased the wikipedia is on this topic
Lots of people died very gruesomely and it was a very ideological war, which probably led to a need to make it not seem like a pointless waste of lives.
Watched "Nightmare Alley" earlier, been to work, going to watch it again now, it's that good.
There was a 1940s version of this film, based on the same book.
Basically, it's a neo—noir, but set in a carnival for the first part. Same sort of setting as Todd Browning's "Freaks".
The main character is basically a grifter, a con artist. There's a lot in the film about "reading" the "mark", picking up on clues about the victim of the con. And psychological tricks. If anyone remembers the ONA wampir threads from a few months back, it's the same sort of thing Anton Lavey was on about, how to trick and manipulate people , except he called it "lesser black magic."
Great film, has some strong characters, William Dafoe as the nasty boss of a gimp, there's a platinum blonde shrink, Ron Perlman as the circus boss.
Very dark and cynical, but cathartic at the end. Mark Kermode in a review said it was like a Greek tragedy.
The US didn't and doesn't like communism. They got involved in something that wasn't their business (putting it mildly).
Got any examples of films where it's describing a dystopia, and the director[etc.] knows it's a dystopia, and hopefully the viewer understands a dystopia, but it's never really made clear with blatant imagery. You know, the dark lighting or evil laughs. It seems nice and there's no point where SUDDENLY THE VEIL DROPS OH NO ITS ALL DARK AND SCARY REALITY NOW!
I'm used to Hollywood films where they often have to cater to the lowest common denominator and ensure that people who think the current world is not too bad couldn't possibly not realize this other word is badevil. Well, shit, even Fight Club and American Psycho get misinterpreted but you know what I mean.
(me) >watch Nightmare Alley on repeat >next day go to the burger van for breakfast >always thought the guy there looks like William Defoe, >with the same air of quiet menace >if anything the burger van guy looks has an air of greater menace>won't say which burger van it is >but it's one in London>and if you've ever been there you'll know immediately who I'm talking about>in my mind… >guy gives me a burger>says if you're looking for a job>it's only temporary, >and then
but I won't spoil a great bit in the film if you haven't seen it
unironically why are scorceses 3 movies about gangsters always listed on "movies to watch before you die" lists?
am i thinking too superficially or is there something else about those movies that's so great? like the acting, or the way the camera is shot, or the writing?
jut watched lawrence of arabia
Just watched the Conformist, makes me want to get into Italian cinema
I wish Scorcese would branch out more often into other genres instead of making the same gangster movie again and again.
Godfather 1+2 and Goodfellas are pretty great movies. Look at all the memes Goodfellas produced.
I might've liked Godfather more but now I might appreciate Goodfellas more because he did a better job of portraying Mafia as the unhinged low lifes they are instead of god like masterminds living by "the code" or whatever. >>31041>I wish Scorcese would branch out more often into other genres instead of making the same gangster movie again and again.
He does. The Irishman was kind of pointless I'll agree, but not terrible.
Gangs of New York had enough other flavor with the time and setting to make it interesting. I liked The Departed pretty well too. I actually kind of liked it more than the original.
Scorsese is baby's first auteur. I agree that his stuff isn't really noteworthy, and honestly more schlock-y than it thinks it is.
I'm stupid he didn't do Godfather.
I really liked Casino too.
Also he essentially makes the same film over and over again: solitary male character is driven by ennui, meets other like-minded men, there's an orgy of machismo violence with a hard life lesson about not following in their footsteps at the end that pretty much everyone ignores in favour of everything before.
Every gangster movie ever. They're still pretty entertaining.
How many gangster flicks have Al Pacino and Deneiro done?
That is was alright. Nothing that special. Twist was cool but it didn't feel earned. Didn't feel they sold how he was brought THAT low.
boomer fantasy i guess, lot of them watching it
why is the movie psychotic btw?
i know he made one that doesn't sound like gangster flick, it's about some date a guy has in a diner
i guess he makes them because he's italian and has knowledge about that stuff>>31043
wait holy shit the departed is a remake? was it hong kong?
also yeah i've watched neither movies but i just now watched a trailer of the 50th anniversary of god father and goodfellas and the latter sounds much more of a good time
also that's good that he shows them as low lifes, that comes through the trailer
the maifa i hear liked godfather
who is your favourite auteur?>>31049
>>31145> who is your favourite auteur?
Polanski he makes everyone seethe
Drugging and raping children isn't cool anon.
dont care the apartment trilogy is the best series on the isolation of modern life.
i don’t have a favourite auteur
Does anyone know of a movie that deals with or evaluates the concept of ethics in general without focusing on a specific moral issue? Asking for a friend.
Do you know what a movie is? Hint: it’s not an essay
It's funny because I actually came up with my own movie writing theory which is more essay focused. I believe movies should be centered around the theme or the thesis. All the events of the movie are rather superfluous unless relating to the theme or the thesis of the movie. So it should be approached like a essay. Thesis, body, conclusion. I think most movies that fall flat, fall flat because you look back at them and realize there was no point. It was just a lot of random events strung together not cohering to a central point.
And I don't like the term "message" because it calls to mind movies explicitly laying out the thesis in expository kind of dialogue. Movies being show not tell, all the events of the movie should illustrate the thesis or theme of the movie so that the audience can pick it up without you writing the characters specifically telling the audience it.
It doesn't need to be a 90 minute diatribe simply a movie that could be interpreted as an evaluation of ethics. Btw I really am asking for a friend so direct all snark at him and not me.
do you think apocalypse now fucked up coppola? is that why godfather iii feels different in its production to the first 2 movies?
it's not the same lighting issue that plagues movies now
why do 70s movies and 90s movie look so different
Directors nowadays think it's "immersion" when you can't see shit in night scenes. Past directors focused more on visibility, just look at the first Terminator, the entire movie almost takes place and night and you can see everything crystal clear.
I think if you want to make a scene too dark as a stylistic device you need to explain why you want that specifically in that context, not just do it for the lolz.
Non-Western movies don't suffer from it as much (sometimes Japanese ones do) becasue the directors there are more old school.
Most actors in the old Roman movies like Laurence Olivier were great. I also like Gary Oldman but he is so wasted in all the shitty popculture flicks. Bruno Ganz was great. As for the female side, probably just from French one but I can't remember the name now.
I don't wanna sound racist but I don't know any Asian actor I like, the Kabuki theatre overplaying makes it hard for me to appreciate them.
I'm really excited that Goncharov is seeing a resurgence. There really isn't a better mafia movie, so seeing a whole new generation rediscover it and experience it for the first time is amazing.
I gotta admit, I thought it was overblown until I sat down to see it myself. Goncharov goncharowns.
I feel like I should be excused for not having seen an obscure 1974 scifi movie.
Just tried watching the first Avatar again since the new ones coming out and could only make it like 12 minutes. What a stupid fucking movie. Humans waste 6 years of their life traversing space for a lazily named rock and come up with the most convoluted bio-tech ever to square up to the 10ft tall locals? What the shit? They couldn't have just bio-engineered themselves or made exoskeletons. For that matter why even force in the plot point of Jake not having legs? His twin brother was still dead. What does him not having legs have to do with anything? I fucking hate graphics showcase movies. At least try to have a story if you wanna pass off lights and pretty colors as a movie.
Leftypol smoothbrains are such narrow minded NPCs they literally fit in with pre-boomer libs who were terrified by trains moving towards th screen. "These lights and shadows are mere trickery! The human eye hasn't evolved to see such quick edits! Harrumph! Harrumph!"
I like the movie overall but The Matrix kinda bums be out with the interrogation scene. The agents basically pull some magic shit, but at the same time are relatively impotent and incompetent before and afterwards. It takes some serious disbelief stretching to come back from that, like oh wow they control the system but can't tell Neo is hiding two metres away from them and chase people around on foot.
What do you mean? They were trying to basically hack into Morpheus's brain. And yes they chase people on foot, but can also hijack people if they need. The agents are ultimately bound by the rules of the matrix, something which hackers aren't, meaning Neo etc. Only Neo is a good enough hacker to actually defy the rules of the Matrix though. Also agents don't control the system. They are sentient programs whose function is to control the matrix, like cops. If they stop doing their job effectively, they might get kicked out from the matrix.
Or did you mean the Matrix 4?
>>31501What kind of magic shit they pull? All they do is being really powerful fighters with the same constraints that Neo, Morpheus, etc have. Agent Smith is a rouge element amongst them, which probably disrupts the entire operation. I'm not even a Matrix fan but what really ruined my immersion was when Neo suddenly has powers in the real world in the second movie, like why? It was never explained. Also when Trinity pulled some "the power of love" bullshit by the end of the first movie.
The latter is such a cheap deus ex machina while still trying to hold onto the audiences emotions. Also ruined Interstellar for me which does the same shit.
I'm a hardcore fan of the matrix and I agree on both points.
"Day-for-night" filming. Basically the studio and the production firm place so much pressure on the crew that they have to film night scenes at day and have the post-production staff turn it into night, making it look like shit. You can almost always tell when a night scene was shot during the day.
What I am wondering is how older movies who did the same thing still manage to make it look better without even having computers lmao
>>31508>What I am wondering is how older movies who did the same thing still manage to make it look better without even having computers lmao
Because nobody in the industry today gives a shit about making anything good, they just want to pick up a paycheck. Which is fair when empty suits are making all the 'creative' decisions.
god really is dead
limitations and boundries make art elevated
Just saw Avatar 2. I must applaud James Cameron for making the water Navi so hot.. They are thicker, curvier than the blue noodle people. You get couple clearly intentionally eroticized shots of water tribe chiefs nymphet daughter.
As for the movie itself, it was ok. I know the first one was about as clique as they come, but still had emotional weight behind it. This one not so much. There no longer is a singular main character, the screen time is spread too thin between all the members of Sully family and evil colonel. The environmental themes also took the back seat, humans are still destroying nature for profit, but the story is now driven by colonels desire to get revenge on Sully. And the ending action scene kept on dragging forever.
Also, I felt the movie was kind of hypocritical when it comes to its environmental themes, like the humans hunt alien whales to extract immortality serum from them, and its treated as a horrible thing, but you get numerous whimsical scenes of Navi killing animals.
Haha I mean the scene with Neo's mouth, right near the start. I suppose it can be rationalized because he hasn't been removed from the farms yet, so they have physical access to his brain
but eh, it feels like they're magicians but they have to resort to hand-to-hand combat.
The moral contention was that the humans would hunt the space whales for the immortality serum but waste the rest of the animal, much like the slaughter of the North American Buffalo where it was all for fur (and to break the lifestyle of the plains Indians).
> (I love them all but this one stands apart)
What's his best works? I watched Family Romance LLC and it was okay but I wouldn't call it timeless.
The difference being that both immortality serum and food serve the same purpose - keeping you alive.
Well it's a simulation. They should be able to do all kinds of stuff. However you are right in a sense that never use that shit for the rest of the trilogy and just use fists, which is a bit weird.
Thinking about it, I don't think The Matrix has aged well aesthetically. It's too 90s, with the leather coats and the sunglasses that look like the types bicyclists wear. Today you'd probably go for aviator shades and shorter coats.
>>31529>There no longer is a singular main character, the screen time is spread too thin
Cameron has some weird ideas about releasing movies simultaneously in theaters and on streaming services, but as two different versions with the streaming version being more like a series. He probably was already experimenting with structuring the movie along those lines. Heard several people compare Avatar 2 to a series in terms of how the scenes are broken up. That seems like a more interesting topic than the movie itself.>>31558>>31591
It should probably also be noted that if you have some immortality serum and you don't harvest it sustainably you will eventually run out and stop being immortal.>>31555
I think it's implied that the way they jack people into the matrix from outside works differently and the machines have less control over people. I mean you actually see a visual difference in the connections to the characters. They initially have plugs all over their body vs the single plug in their head they use later.>>31723>Thinking about it, I don't think The Matrix has aged well aesthetically. It's too 90s
It was ridiculously 90s even in the 90s tbh. But that's kind of the point. IIRC it's Smith who says that the simulation intentionally chose a specific peak period, and that being the 90s is actually kind of prescient in retrospect.
Actually nvm it's not IMPLIED that the connection tot he matrix from outside works differently - they state it outright. Part of the threat of the agents is they can fully take over anybody who is still plugged in, but the rebels are immune after being disconnected. The mouth thing is just an extension of the control the agents have over people who are still plugged in.
When Agent Smith took over that dude's body how the fuck that does work? How can a software exist in a human brain? The first movie didn't have much logical errors but the other two are clusterfucks but Neo suddenly having powers in the real world really takes the cake
Nvm forgot the plug in the head. That could be a conduit for Smith
Neo having IRL powers makes no sense because he would need some kind of wifi, but Smith overriding somebody's mind isn't a stretch when the programs can basically do whatever they want to your brain.>>31800
I know Cameron is a madman, but this can't be real can it?
Bruce Willis, king of semi-forgettable Hollywood action flicks in the 80s and 90s, is dying of dementia
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