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Flagrant plug.

The film my son co-produced comes out this week. It got 4/5 stars from our leading film reviewer, David Stratton. It's a tense and beautiful film, and not at all gory (given the subject matter - cannibal convict Alexander Pierce).

Van Diemen's Land was marketed at Cannes and is doing the festival circuit. It's been sold in UK and Germany so far.

If you get the chance see it, it is really good. Not just parental pride - Stratton called it "a film you won't forget in a hurry".

Trailer

That was a great trailer. I'll have to see it when it comes out in the States.
post #962 of 1150
taxidermia. wow. most visceral movie ever. flames shooting out of wangs, peckers getting pecked by cocks, sex w/ pig corpse, vomiting, infant tail detachment, AND MORE! none of it seems gratuitous and all said, an affecting, beautiful film.
post #963 of 1150
Thread Starter 
The Informant! is the best American film I've seen this year. (Yes, I enjoyed it more than The Hurt Locker)
post #964 of 1150
Tonight I'll be sitting down with Z if it arrives from Netflix and I'm also going to watch Fish Tank.
post #965 of 1150
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post
Flagrant plug.

The film my son co-produced comes out this week. It got 4/5 stars from our leading film reviewer, David Stratton. It's a tense and beautiful film, and not at all gory (given the subject matter - cannibal convict Alexander Pierce).

Van Diemen's Land was marketed at Cannes and is doing the festival circuit. It's been sold in UK and Germany so far.

If you get the chance see it, it is really good. Not just parental pride - Stratton called it "a film you won't forget in a hurry".

Trailer

This looks fantastic. Congratulations to your son.
post #966 of 1150
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It's one the most clever, heartfelt movies I have ever seen.
post #967 of 1150
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Just saw Adventureland...

It captures all that teen angst and confusion, and triumph and passion in my formative years, and makes me feel it all over again. Working at a shitty job, fucking up, not knowing what to do with your life. (I'm still in that phase actually, depressingly enough) This movie reminds me of the best of John Hughes, and that's pretty much the greatest compliment I could give to something like this. Not the plot, but the emotional impact. This movie makes me feel heartache and hope at the same time. Your mileage may vary.

I just saw it as well, and agree with you for the most part. However, I don't think it really captures that teen angst that well. The lead character just kind of seemed to be floating along for the ride, which was more of the writing's fault.

I think it falls somewhere between average and good. Be forewarned though: this movie isn't funny. Maybe a chuckle here or there but that's it. However, the bumper car scene set to The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" is really flawless.
post #968 of 1150
The local library branch has started shelving the entire Criterion Collection and will have all 500 or so by the end of next week. Here's a few CC I've watched along with a couple others these past two weeks. Lots of good ones. Up next:
post #969 of 1150
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
The local library branch has started shelving the entire Criterion Collection and will have all 500 or so by the end of next week. Here's a few CC I've watched along with a couple others these past two weeks. Lots of good ones.

Wow... must have cost them a fortune, all 500 in one go? Especially if theyre keeping their word cuz theres a couple OOPs that can go for more than 100 each. I remember my school's library doing this a while back, something about a donation and buying every CC and all future CC releases. Well, it didnt really happen cuz last time I checked they were still missing a bunch.
post #970 of 1150
I couldn't edit my previous post so will give a couple of quick thoughts.

Z - Very good, still very relevant and very easy to get into

Fish Tank - I liked Red Road and Andrea Arnold has done well with her second film, very real and well executed.
post #971 of 1150
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
The local library branch has started shelving the entire Criterion Collection and will have all 500 or so by the end of next week. Here's a few CC I've watched along with a couple others these past two weeks. Lots of good ones.

The entire Criterion Collection, you say? Do yourself a favour and consider these (if you haven't seen them previously):

Bunuel's Simon of the Desert
Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel, Winter Light
Teshigahara's Boxset (Pitfall, Woman in the Dunes, The Face of Another)
Erice's Spirit of the Beehive
Kurosawa's High and Low, The Bad Sleep Well, The Lower Depths, Stray Dog, Ikiru
Bresson's Au Hazard Balthazar, Diary of a County Priest
Viscont's White Nights
Dassin's Night and the City
Fuller's Pickup on South Street, Shock Corridor
Fellini's La Strada
The Devil and Daniel Webster
Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise
All of Dreyer
All of Cocteau
Von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress
Clair's Le Million
post #972 of 1150
Just rewatched Snatch which has firmly cemented itself in my top 10. Also watched Assassination of a High School President. Surprisingly good for being a teeny movie.
post #973 of 1150
Saw 'Moon' last night. Was pleasantly surprised - long time since ive seen a thoughtful science fiction film (when dwas bladerunner released?)
post #974 of 1150
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it is a shame that jagger dropped out man
From what I've seen Kinski is better than the original plan to have two people (with Jagger as the assistant). I think Kinski is crazier. The documentary "My Best Fiend" about Herzog/Kinski is interesting to see.
post #975 of 1150
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Saw 'Moon' last night. Was pleasantly surprised - long time since ive seen a thoughtful science fiction film (when dwas bladerunner released?)

1982

Moon was great. Sam Rockwell is really under-appreciated. Fantastic actor.
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