What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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  1. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Senior member

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    I am watching around 20 films at the Seattle International Film festival over the next few weeks.
    What's your itinerary? I have 11 films lined up at the Sydney Film Festival.
     
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    What's your itinerary? I have 11 films lined up at the Sydney Film Festival.

    Outrage
    Trollhunter
    Another Earth
    Perfect Sense
    Fire of Conscience
    A Barefoot Dream
    Juan
    Vampire
    Burke and Hare
    Revenge: A Love Story
    Gandu
    Love
    Norwegian Wood
    4 films in the secret festival


    and probably gonna add 2 or 3 others. Looking at the following:
    As If I'm Not There
    The Redemption of General Butt Naked
    Poupoupidou (Nobody Else but You)
    Black Bread
     
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    Sesame Seed Senior member

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    Outrage
    Trollhunter
    Another Earth
    Perfect Sense
    Fire of Conscience
    A Barefoot Dream
    Juan
    Vampire
    Burke and Hare
    Revenge: A Love Story
    Gandu
    Love
    Norwegian Wood
    4 films in the secret festival


    and probably gonna add 2 or 3 others. Looking at the following:
    As If I'm Not There
    The Redemption of General Butt Naked
    Poupoupidou (Nobody Else but You)
    Black Bread


    Cool. I'll have a look through it. The site is a bit of a pain to navigate. I already see one I passed on, "˜The Troll Hunter'. The trailer shows it to be more of a fantasy film than horror. I was hoping it'd be the latter. No Miranda July's latest "˜The Future'?
     
  4. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Cool. I'll have a look through it. The site is a bit of a pain to navigate. I already see one I passed on, "˜The Troll Hunter'. The trailer shows it to be more of a fantasy film than horror.

    That was my second movie of the night.
    I liked it. Not "horror" per se. Nor really "fantasy" either. It's entertaining though.
    Kind of a Cloverfieldesque monster movie/ found film mocumentary. Less sci-fi and more Grimm's Fairy Tales.


    A: It's playing at inconvenient times. One showing I am at work, the other happens right between two movies I'm more interested in.

    B: It's getting very tepid reviews.
     
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    Biggskip Senior member

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    Outrage
    Trollhunter
    Another Earth
    Perfect Sense
    Fire of Conscience
    A Barefoot Dream
    Juan
    Vampire
    Burke and Hare
    Revenge: A Love Story
    Gandu
    Love
    Norwegian Wood
    4 films in the secret festival


    and probably gonna add 2 or 3 others. Looking at the following:
    As If I'm Not There
    The Redemption of General Butt Naked
    Poupoupidou (Nobody Else but You)
    Black Bread

    You watch a lot of movies. People think I watch a lot of movies, but I've got nothing on you.
     
  6. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Senior member

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    That was my second movie of the night.
    I liked it. Not "horror" per se. Nor really "fantasy" either. It's entertaining though.
    Kind of a Cloverfieldesque monster movie/ found film mocumentary. Less sci-fi and more Grimm's Fairy Tales.

    Based solely on its synopsis, I'd have bought a ticket. After looking at the trailer, it just wasn't what I expected.

    A: It's playing at inconvenient times. One showing I am at work, the other happens right between two movies I'm more interested in.

    B: It's getting very tepid reviews.

    Fair enough.

    These are the SIFF films that have piqued my interest:

    Silent Souls (I shall be seeing it at the Sydney Film Festival)
    The White Meadows (again, seeing at SFF)
    The Future (SFF)
    Artificial Paradises
    The Most Important Thing in life Is Not Being Dead
    Black Field
    Flying Fish
    The Off Hours
    Bellflower
    Rene Goes to Hollywood
    Clink of Ice
    Kosmos
    Silent Sonata
     
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    Knisse Senior member

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    T.h Dreyer The Word, watching this as we speak
     
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    Watched Seijun Suzuki's Zigeunerweisen yesterday. It was pretty fascinating, but I feel like there was a lot of stuff in it that I just didn't understand.
     
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    ^how would you compare it to other suzuki films? Branded to kill is a personal favorite, but I've only seen a few of his, not zigeunerwisen

    Watched a lot of movies in the last two days. Catching up on some DVDs I bought a year ago and still haven't watched until now... Currently making my way through my Herzog/Kinski box, loving every second of it. Rewatching some Cassavetes as well, it's been too long since last time. Planned to watch Wings of Desire earlier today but it the disc doesn't play properly so I might just watch something else entirely. Shinoda's Pale Flower perhaps...
     
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    ^how would you compare it to other suzuki films? Branded to kill is a personal favorite, but I've only seen a few of his, not zigeunerwisen

    Have you seen Kagero-za or Yumeji? They're basically the second and third parts, respectively, of a trilogy that starts with Zigeunerweisen. It's a period drama set in the Taishō period that has some supernatural elements - so it basically has almost relation to his Yakuza films. It's a little slow, heavy on dialogue, and very cryptic at times. That doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, but it really is pretty good! [​IMG]

    Great movie. You should watch it ASAP.
     
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    Sounds pretty good actually! [​IMG] Will check out his non-yakuza stuff then. Been wanting to see gate of flesh for a while as well.

    Great movie. You should watch it ASAP.

    Yeah, it's great. Seen it a few times but that was a couple of years ago, it's time to watch it again.
     
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    any Q. Tarantino film
    inglorious bastards
     
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    Based solely on its synopsis, I'd have bought a ticket. After looking at the trailer, it just wasn't what I expected.

    You shouldn't expect things. Problem solved.


    I perused a couple of those, Bellflower in particular - but timing wise, just not possible for me.
     
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    You watch a lot of movies. People think I watch a lot of movies, but I've got nothing on you.

    Not many people do. Maybe Roger Ebert.
     
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    Watched Seijun Suzuki's Zigeunerweisen yesterday. It was pretty fascinating, but I feel like there was a lot of stuff in it that I just didn't understand.

    Seijun Suzuki makes two types of films -- experimental with a narrative grounding (Fighting Elegy/Branded to Kill/Story of a Prostitute) and just straight up experimental (Zigeunerweisen/Pistol Opera, etc.) The former I usually watch with rapt attention while the latter I watch mostly for the experience with little though about actually "getting it".

    Fantastic filmmaker though, and all of his stuff is worth a look.
     

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