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Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:50 pm
by Devotchik
Two films from a wonderful Slovak director Juraj Herz everybody should check out: The Cremator (very dark humoured horror about a guy doing anything necessary to join the Nazi party without any hindrances) & Morgiana (a darker earlier period piece kinda like Whatever Happened To Baby Jane).. Real gothic european sixties/seventies horror which I love.. If you don't like having to read subtitles or b/w films you'll definitely hate them! Would be a shame though if you passed them up because of those kinda reasons tho..

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:05 am
by Devotchik
Jake & Dinos Chapman's The Organ Grinder's Monkey..



Hopefully going along to see their Serpentine Gallery show this weekend..

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:55 pm
by ricv64
I've been loving this show

http://www.sundancechannel.com/series/t ... QgoddXsA7Q


French zombies who listen to Mogwai :!:

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:00 am
by el sid
Tony Gatlif's Latcho Drom full movie

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:36 pm
by Charlotte
Just watched this unusual documentary last night...

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What an incredibly bizarre story!

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:45 pm
by Kowaldoc


Wolf of Wall Street... A better film you will not see this year! 8)

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:18 pm
by Devotchik
If you liked Wings of Desire, Last Year in Marienbad, or Eyes Without A Face (or indeed any Rive Gauche/ French New Wave films) and like films that make you think then watch Holy Motors. Its on Netflix UK. Stars Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue, & Eva Mendes. Surrealistic, absurdist, metatextual, enigmatic, & baffling.



One piece of advice is whilst watching it do not look for a straightforward narrative.

Kylie Minogue evokes Jean Seberg channeling a tragic chanteuse. I'm not a Kylie fan but in this she's rather good. Denis Lavant is better known as the strange dude in the UNKLE video for Rabbit in the Headlights.

Best thing I've seen in ages.

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:43 pm
by duglas
I found this film rather extraordinary, unexpectedly moving and brutal at the same time. Although it is a sci-fi film the Glasgow it portrayed felt the most real to me that I can recall seeing in any movie. When I left the GFT and turned the corner onto Sauchiehall Street I felt like I was still inside the movie.

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Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:10 pm
by Devotchik
L'Immortelle, 1963



Mind blown.. :o

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:26 pm
by Devotchik
duglas wrote:I found this film rather extraordinary, unexpectedly moving and brutal at the same time. Although it is a sci-fi film the Glasgow it portrayed felt the most real to me that I can recall seeing in any movie. When I left the GFT and turned the corner onto Sauchiehall Street I felt like I was still inside the movie.

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Yeah we bought the dvd of that the other day.
I found it a bit brutal in places. Almost like swinging from insensitivity to over-sensitivity - Scarlett Johanssen's 'Alien' character.. extremes. Also how sometimes keeping a guard up is the best thing to do, re: her eventual demise. As an after thought you think maybe her behaviour in the earlier part of the film could be seen as a protective behaviour because she journeys from predator to prey. No inbetween really, except for that one touching bedroom scene. Survival and coldness via naivete and innocence to finally being destroyed. Good film.

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:57 am
by Devotchik


Pleasantville. Sometimes life can appear to be a little colourless.. If you ever find yourself wondering about what kind of impact a human being can have on the world in either a negative or a positive way then watch this.. Charming little film.

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:57 am
by Devotchik
Watched Gravity last night. My two biggest fears: space and oceans.. Reason why I'm neither an astronaut or a deep sea diver.. Just glad I didn't watch it in 3D :shock:

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:51 am
by Devotchik
Cobain: Montage of Heck is a joyful poignant celebration of life. It covers the bits of Kurt that those in to Nirvana around that time knew a hint of but also covers his private side.. His background, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and finally fatherhood.. through montages of family home movies, audio diary clips of Kurts, animations made from his sketches, family members and one or two very close friends (& Courtney too). I had a smile on my face and was genuinely laughing at the madcap nature of it all.. You have to see it. Being frustrated with the way Kurt has been lionised by the current younger generation who know the legend but never got to see anything of the context of how and why Nirvana got so popular in the first place i took along my youngest son and my daughter to see this. Glad i did. No longer will Kurt be just another antiauthoritarian mascot idol face on a tshirt.. Thats progress.

Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 3:34 am
by duglas
It was Orson Welles' 100th birthday on Wednesday and I re-watched F for Fake tonight. I hadn't seen it for something like 25 or 30 years. Back then it felt so incredibly bold, brilliant, inventive, inspiring, fearless, funny and wise. Seeing it again now it felt just as fresh and fantastic as it did when I first saw it. Exit Through The Gift Shop, a film I like very much, owes it a huge debt. It's been said that Welles never fulfilled his true potential but what he did was truly remarkable, one of the 20th Century's greatest artists, a real one off.

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Re: My film of the day

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 1:32 am
by duglas
I saw Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
I would have it as one of my top movies of the last decade. I found it fresh, romantic, subversive, at times funny and brutal. The last time I saw a new film that affected me this much was Under The Skin.

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