Special Interest
May 27, 2020, 11:47:10 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  

Pages: 1 ... 188 189 190 191 192 193 [194] 195 196 197 198
  Print  
Author Topic: Seen and not seen's, recommendations and queries on top films in general.  (Read 798797 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
deutscheasphalt
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 348



WWW
« Reply #2895 on: January 19, 2020, 08:09:22 PM »

About to watch it - very excited!
Logged

cantle
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 160


« Reply #2896 on: January 19, 2020, 11:04:54 PM »

Was talking to a friend Friday night trying to remember the name of a film, from the former Yugoslavia featured a prositiute getting revenge of her exploiters/ pimp. Has any one got any ideas for it...?
Logged
absurdexposition
Diehard user
*****
Online Online

Posts: 763


WWW
« Reply #2897 on: January 20, 2020, 03:56:51 AM »

Slaughter Hotel aka Cold Blood Beast (1971, Fernando Di Leo) - a great ensemble cast including Klaus Kinski and Rosalba Neri fuel this almost-psychedelic giallo set in a psychiatric hospital. The score is a weak link, but overall this deserves a far higher rating than it has on both IMDB and Letterboxd. Worth it for giallo heads.
Logged

Scream & Writhe distro and Absurd Exposition label
Montreal, QC
https://www.screamandwrithe.com

Primitive Isolation Tactics
NaturalOrthodoxy
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 203



WWW
« Reply #2898 on: January 20, 2020, 11:00:42 AM »

how come no-one is talking about John Travolta's performance in The Fanatic?
I'm realllly excited for Parasite. I can't pretend I'm a film buff, I'll basically just watch anything A24 makes!

I just saw Parasite last week, and it was really, really good.  It definitely deserves its nominations for best film of the year!

Excellent! While I'm gushing over A24, I should mention that my wife and I saw Waves on saturday. Absolutely emotionally devastating slice of life, highly recommended.
Logged

holy ghost
Diehard user
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 528



« Reply #2899 on: January 22, 2020, 11:52:13 PM »

Castle Rock Season II - Lizzy Caplan is thee worst actress. Her Annie Wilkes voice will haunt me to my grave. Kathy Bates won a friggin' Oscar for Misery, I can't even imagine her sitting at home watching this. Overall the show was ho-hum but I finished it almost out of spite.....
Logged
Potier
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 173



« Reply #2900 on: January 23, 2020, 12:34:34 AM »

Finished Giri/Haji (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8001106/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3) on Netflix last night.

Essentially about the relationship between 2 brothers as well as their relationships to family and beyond wrapped into a Yakuza at home and abroad kinda crime drama story...
Definitely worth seeing. Good cast. Some cool soundtrack bits. Doesn't necessarily work with a lot of the typical Yakuza-clichés which helps. Apparently a big hit in the UK towards the end of 2019.
Logged

online prowler
Diehard user
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1499



WWW
« Reply #2901 on: January 28, 2020, 11:48:51 PM »

I think Keith would've approved of the newly restored Edge of the Axe film. Looks fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgz4kT8_KNc
Logged
FallOfNature
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 189


« Reply #2902 on: January 29, 2020, 12:22:12 AM »

Flesh For Frankenstein
Horror Rises From The Tomb
Logged
aububs
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 301


« Reply #2903 on: January 29, 2020, 12:54:38 AM »

I think Keith would've approved of the newly restored Edge of the Axe film. Looks fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgz4kT8_KNc

oh that looks real good
Logged
Balor/SS1535
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 187



« Reply #2904 on: January 29, 2020, 02:33:41 AM »

Castle Rock Season II - Lizzy Caplan is thee worst actress. Her Annie Wilkes voice will haunt me to my grave. Kathy Bates won a friggin' Oscar for Misery, I can't even imagine her sitting at home watching this. Overall the show was ho-hum but I finished it almost out of spite.....

It is too bad to hear that the second season did not turn out well.  I thought the first was quite good, and had been looking forward for a chance to watch the second.
Logged
DSOL
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 390


« Reply #2905 on: January 30, 2020, 07:00:58 PM »

The Turning

complete pile of shit
Logged

"I do not get bored of nude ladies nor good Japanese noise"
aububs
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 301


« Reply #2906 on: January 30, 2020, 09:49:44 PM »

yeah that movie SUCKS
Logged
DSOL
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 390


« Reply #2907 on: February 10, 2020, 05:32:33 PM »

seen The Color out of Space Friday


was great - highly recommended
Logged

"I do not get bored of nude ladies nor good Japanese noise"
C601
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 151



« Reply #2908 on: February 12, 2020, 03:48:57 AM »

seen The Color out of Space Friday


was great - highly recommended

It was very uh dvd quality I literally laughed at some parts due to the shit of it all. Very disappointing
Logged
Yrjö-Koskinen
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 283


Hate globally, act peripherally


WWW
« Reply #2909 on: February 17, 2020, 11:09:03 PM »

Paha maa (2004)
With a script written and structured around the unofficial Finnish anthem (hrm)  Murheellisten Laulujen Maa I didn't quite know what to expect from this film. It won the "Best Movie" prize from the Church of Sweden in 2005, but also a number of serious awards. Finnish cinema is simliar to general Scandinavianin the sense that it is very fond of day-to-day human debasement - not only in the form of alcohol, drugs, sex and violence, but also and more importantly as it manifests in boredom and all-too-human shittiness. The difference is that whereas Swedish movies are often based on a narrow social clique's political views and social experiences, Finnish elokuvat are usually more convincing. When you're stuck with social realism, Swedes and Danes tend to focus on the "social", whereas Finns go for "realism" - you haven't seen an actor playing "drunk" or "alcoholic" until you've seen a Finn do it in a Finnish movie. None of that American shit with people being on their ass one second, and clear as day the next.... Paha Maa basically depicts a series of depressing events, some closely interrelated, some randomly produced in a butterfly effect fashion, and the story moves through all stages of humanity and subhumanity, only to offer some vague hope at the end.

If you're into politics, the "upper class" shadily fleets by as it ever so often does in Finnish films, but for the most part Paha Maa presents a series of highly believable underclass/lower middle class characters involved in more or often less incredible events. There is very little mercy and romanticizing here. The major model for each and every participant is this: an individual is dealt a bad hand by life/fate, and chooses to make the absolutely worst possible decisions for some or no reason. Having aggravated an already intolerable position, the character proceeds to pass some or most of the terrible consequences on to someone else. There are some seriously touching moments, and not a few black comedy highlights, but there are also very stupid (but hence also surprising and effective) plot twists. The impressive part of this film is the portrayal of each and every character, whether it be the castrated family man or the old Alcoholics Anonymous drunkard turned vacuum cleaner salesman turned murderer. Each and every participant is brought forth as a manifest failure of a human being, while still retaining a (realistic) degree of humanity, in the sense that you could actually know any of these guys and think they were decent enough people to hang around with. Perhaps preferable to the guys you hang around with now, in some cases? The song on which the movie is based is often interpreted as a parody of irresponsible, fatalistic thinking and romanticism. This is reflected in the story, absurd as it may often be, since while the film acknowledges and bemoans social misery in a "progressive" manner, it also exposes horrible and unnecessary choices leading to doom in a way that could surely be seen as "conservative". This attitude is symptomatic of the never-completed Welfare state of Finland - there is a certain empathy for the unlucky, but also an iron clad contempt for many forms of failure amoral behavior (this attitude is perhaps even more common in Sweden, believe it or not, since the populace has been deprived of any social responsibility by the state - for better or for worse, I might add,).

Paha Maa has vacuum cleaner lethal beatings, male-on-male as well as male-on-female rape, far-worse-than-The-Office socially uncomfortable situations and any number of strange occurrences. It is, however, not directed by Gaspar Noel - the story, with its odd undertones of humor and Suomen C'est La Vie, proceeds without bothering you with self-centered attempts on the part of the director to keep you squirming by making unpleasant things more unpleasant than they would be in real life. Silly as it may seem, I found it unsettling and won't be watching it again for a while, but it was a good film.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 09:31:23 PM by Yrjö-Koskinen » Logged

"Alkoholi ei ratkaise ongelmia, mutta eipä kyllä vittu maitokaan"

Ahvenanmaalla Puhutaan Suomea
Pages: 1 ... 188 189 190 191 192 193 [194] 195 196 197 198
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.112 seconds with 19 queries.