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Messofanego
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(10-01-2017, 06:35 AM)

Source: The Third Part Of The Night (1971)

Make sure to check out Net_Wrecker’s enthusiastic review rundown of Andrzej Zulawski’s filmography. You haven't cinematically lived until you've had Zulawski in your life.

It's now the 7th edition of 31 Days Of Horror, so go see a horror film or two!

September Wall of Shame:


Remember
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Anton Sugar
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Big Ander
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Dawg
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daydream
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http://letterboxd.com/daydreamde/

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http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/d-fens/

Fancy Clown
https://letterboxd.com/fancyclown/

Femmeworth/Miss Negativity
http://letterboxd.com/femmeworth/

Freeza Under The Shower
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Frustrated_Grunt
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Madkiller
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http://letterboxd.com/mariachi507/

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Messofanego
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- Post your top 5 of September!

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1. What's your favorite Movie?
2. Who's your favorite director?
3. Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
4. Favorite Genre(s)?
5. What's your favorite performance in film?


- Unsure of what to watch?

ICM has a compilation of many official movie lists with lots of interesting recommendations. Or you could ask members in the thread; we don't bite. Participate!

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September thread.
Sean C
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(10-01-2017, 06:44 AM)
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Top Five New Watches of September 2017

1. The King of Comedy (1983)
2. Aliens (1986)
3. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
4. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
5. School of Rock (2003)

I didn't do enough rewatches last month to do a Top 5, but the best film I rewatched was definitely There Will Be Blood (2007), which I think is the best American film of the 21st century thus far.
KraftyKrankins
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(10-01-2017, 06:44 AM)
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First time watches in September:

Ichi The Killer
The Outsiders
Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1-5
Tokyo Story
13 Assassins
Barefoot Gen
Kingsman 2
A Ghost Story
The Big Sick

Really great month, as I've been trying to catch up on my asian movies for a long time. I'd say the best ones were The Big Sick, 13 Assassins, Gen, Tokyo Story and the first Battles movie.

Worst one would be Ichi, I guess. Miike's just really hit or miss for me.

Edit:

Originally Posted by Sean C

1. The King of Comedy (1983)
3. My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

You can't possibly imagine how much I envy you right now for these two. I wish I could see them for the first time again.
Icolin
Of course. Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you about us.
(10-01-2017, 06:44 AM)
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October. The month of Blade Runner 2049 and rewatching Halloween/horror movies.

Top 5 Watches of September (new and rewatches)

1. Downfall
2. Hugo
3. Baby Driver
4. mother!
5. It (2017)
dickroach
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(10-01-2017, 06:50 AM)
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Battle of the Sexes was incredibly mediocre. The actual story is better than the movie
A lot of the comedy fell flat, the serious stuff didn't have any weight, the amount of familiar faces thrown into secondary roles was baffling
kevin1025
Banned
(10-01-2017, 06:57 AM)
I, uh, posted a lot last month, didn't I?

I watched 44 movies in September! Some incredible stuff in there:

1) Sing Street
2) Good Time
3) A Ghost Story
4) The Big Sick
5) IT

Three of the five are going to likely be in my top 10 of the year, so not a shabby month at all.

October is going to hurt my eyes. ~60 Halloween movies, and a couple of trips to the theatre in between. And there are things I want to add to my Halloween list, haha, but I will wait and see how things go first.
Borgnine
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(10-01-2017, 07:03 AM)
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Ugh worst movie month thread, 31 Days of Horror always takes all the good posters.
nachum00
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(10-01-2017, 07:05 AM)
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Top 5 of September

Rosemary's Baby (1968) - rewatch
Martin (1978)
City Girl (1930)
Faust (1926)
Cemetery Man (1994)
More_Badass
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(10-01-2017, 07:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by kevin1025

I, uh, posted a lot last month, didn't I?

Ha, same here, I think that’s the most I posted in one of these threads.

Saw 31 movies in September. My top 5 of the month:

1) Son of Saul
2) Wind River
3) Downfall
4) mother!
5) Timecrimes

Son of Saul is a masterpiece

Got 37 movies in my Days of Horror list, that should be fun

Could you add my Letterboxd to the list?
https://letterboxd.com/More_Badass/
TissueBox
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(10-01-2017, 07:26 AM)
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I didn't watch all that many movies September, but for the ones I did, if I had to make a top two recs (of freshly watched flicks) just for the hell of it it they'd be...

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Very good psych thriller, nice execution, strong female lead roles.

All Saints (2017)
Now that's how you do a faith based film.
Messofanego
Banned
(10-01-2017, 07:30 AM)

Originally Posted by dickroach

Battle of the Sexes was incredibly mediocre. The actual story is better than the movie
A lot of the comedy fell flat, the serious stuff didn't have any weight, the amount of familiar faces thrown into secondary roles was baffling

Two tennis movie duds in a year, damn.
Baroquemantic
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(10-01-2017, 07:30 AM)
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Top New in September

1. Chef
2. Wonder Woman
3. Macbeth
4. Room
5. The Mummy (2017)


Worst New in September

1. The Green Inferno
2. The Circle
3. Assassin's Creed


Rewatch in September

WALL-E
Messofanego
Banned
(10-01-2017, 07:33 AM)

Originally Posted by More_Badass

Ha, same here, I think that’s the most I posted in one of these threads.

Saw 31 movies in September. My top 5 of the month:

1) Son of Saul
2) Wind River
3) Downfall
4) mother!
5) Timecrimes

Son of Saul is a masterpiece

Got 37 movies in my Days of Horror list, that should be fun

Could you add my Letterboxd to the list?
https://letterboxd.com/More_Badass/

Done, my dude :)
mariachi507
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(10-01-2017, 07:42 AM)
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I had nothing but rewatches last month which mostly consisted of cream of the crop horror flicks. Well that and Blade Runner because of the reviews for the sequel. Between that and the 31 days of horror it's going to be a great month.
Window
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(10-01-2017, 07:52 AM)
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Pusher III: This was far too dark for my tastes and I don't have much to say about it but I'll admit I burst out laughing when the takeaway owner asked Milo if he wants 60 fried fish to eat here or for takeaway.

Please also add me to the list: https://letterboxd.com/N_B/ (although I probably don't post enough to qualify as a regular).
UrbanRats
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(10-01-2017, 08:38 AM)
Evil Within 2 will be enough horror for me this month, but i'll squeeze in a couple of horror movies if i can.

It's not like we celebrate Halloween over here, i just really like horror.
not psycho
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(10-01-2017, 08:54 AM)
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And so ends the summer of Shaw Brothers. I made it up to 35: https://letterboxd.com/secretoftheoo...rothers-films/

Other than that, the best things I've seen are:

The Tales of Hoffmann

Watch intensely through opera glasses for the best experience. Everything with Moira Shearer involved is a 10/10. The rest is very good, but her parts are otherworldly. I had a feeling while watching it that if the background dropped away there would be a void, or something unimaginable.

Top Secret!

What!? I can't believe I never knew this movie existed until just recently. It's hilarious, up there with The Naked Gun and Police Squad. Val Kilmer at his best.

Tampopo

Some movies you know from the opening scene will be amazing, and this was one of those. There aren't enough movies about something as essential and wonderful as food, but this makes up for much of that lack.
lordxar
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(10-01-2017, 12:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Borgnine

Ugh worst movie month thread, 31 Days of Horror always takes all the good posters.

Something tells me you'll have a movie date anyway...lol

Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Evil Within 2 will be enough horror for me this month, but i'll squeeze in a couple of horror movies if i can.

It's not like we celebrate Halloween over here, i just really like horror.

September was a good month. Knocked out 28 films and kicked off Halloween a bit early with the Letterboxd Hooptober challenge. Which the only film in September that I watched which wasn't horror was Bottle Rocket lol.

September top 5
1. Kwaidan - Long as hell but so, so good
2. Onibaba - It's beautifully shot
3. Society - wtf butt head...
4. Night of the Creeps
5. Frankenstein (1931)

Biggest surprise?
Alien: Covenant didn't suck ass like Prometheus did and I enjoyed it!

Worst 5
1. Fresh Meat - I'm pissed that I even watched this because it wasted a spot from something better
2. Deep Blue Sea - cgi did not age well
3. Mountain of the Cannibal God
4. Nightmare Castle - fell asleep in the middle. It was definitely boring...
5. Witchboard - Out of everything I watched last month I kind of wanted this to be good. So with high expectations this was a total letdown.
thenexus6
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(10-01-2017, 01:06 PM)
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September. First time watches are *

The Handmaiden*
Logan*
Hacksaw Ridge*
The Admiral*
Tucker and Dale vs Evil*
IT*
Stephen King's IT*
The Admiral Roaring Currents*
The Woodsman and the Rain*
Hell or High Water
Last Action Hero
Blade
Freddy vs Jason
Evil Dead (remake)*
Alien Covenant*
LA Confidential*
Blade 2
Friday the 13th*
The Thing
The Usual Suspects
The Grudge Ju-on*

Alot of first timers which is good. Favourites were The Handmaiden, the Admiral and LA Confidential for those.
Fancy Clown
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(10-01-2017, 02:16 PM)
Top 5 new watches:
1. Hour of the Wolf
2. Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4. Key Largo
5. Logan Lucky

Best rewatch:
Stalker


Bring on dem horror movies
shaneo632
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(10-01-2017, 02:32 PM)
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Could I get my Letterboxd added to the OP please? Cheers - https://letterboxd.com/shaneo632/

Busy ass month for films with Netflix stepping up their game, London Film Festival and general theatrical releases.
True Savior
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(10-01-2017, 03:26 PM)
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Baby Driver - Edgar Wright

I want to say more nice and positive things about the film than my own enjoyment of it. I really liked the innovative aspect, the experimentation, the (extreme) playful nature of the whole story but there's also nothing I particularly liked too much (the way it's shot, the music playlist, even the editing of the musical montages). Underwhelmed by how the action was composed (outside of the on-foot sequence). I suppose I was more fond of the concept than the execution of it.
KraftyKrankins
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(10-01-2017, 03:28 PM)
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Since this is happening, here's my letterboxd too: https://letterboxd.com/SoulEater/ :)
Sean C
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(10-01-2017, 03:44 PM)
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https://letterboxd.com/sean_curley/films/diary/

Kicking and Screaming (1995): The directorial debut of Noah Baumbach. I always thought that Baumbach's style had a lot in common with Whit Stillman, and lo and behold, his first film featured Chris Eigeman in a prominent role.
Icolin
Of course. Dr. Pavel refused our offer in favor of yours, we had to find out what he told you about us.
(10-01-2017, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sean C

https://letterboxd.com/sean_curley/films/diary/

Kicking and Screaming (1995): The directorial debut of Noah Baumbach. I always thought that Baumbach's style had a lot in common with Whit Stillman, and lo and behold, his first film featured Chris Eigeman in a prominent role.

Kinda thought for a second you watched that Will Ferrell soccer movie "Kicking and Screaming".

Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming is considerably better, that's for sure.
grosvenor_92
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(10-01-2017, 04:34 PM)
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X-Men Apocalypse - Watched it yesterday and despite feeling it's the weakest of the 3 recent x-men films I still enjoyed it somewhat. Some characters I felt could of been better developed Psylocke being one of them.
Pachimari
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(10-01-2017, 04:41 PM)
I can't have been posting much if I didn't even make that wall of shame lol. At least I upped my tally of movies watched since August where it only ended up in two movies watched. Last month I had seen 7 movies with 3 of them being rewatches, and one of them being a somewhat semi-rewatch since I saw the Tagalog spoken film Breakup Playlist with no English subtitles last year, but finally got to live through the plot last month so I am counting it as a new watch.

TOP 5 NEW WATCHES
1. The Breakup Playlist
2. Mystic River
3. Still Alice
4. Kong: Skull Island

TOP REWATCHES
1. Blade Runner: The Final Cut
2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (despecalized)
3. Fifty Shades of Grey

I feel like Blade Runner was absolutely the best film I watched all of last month, and it happened only two days ago. I had apparently forgotten everything, and the plot and characters made so much more sense to me this time. I am fully prepared for the sequel next week, and I can't wait. Fifty Shades of Grey was also a fantastic rewatch and was unplanned. I saw it was airing on tv suddenly and decided to hit up the Blu-ray one of the following days. I still think it is a great film and probably one of the best I saw in September. I love the acting of the two leads. My first rewatch of the month was actually Star Wars as I've been in such the mood, but this time I watched the Despecialized version for the first time. I don't have much to say other than, some of the effects I really didn't like.

I wouldn't say I had seen a single bad movie that month. Kong: Skull Island wasn't bad, and was a big improvement on Godzilla. It's probably the prettiest film I've seen all year so far, and there was more action and a way more varied amount of monsters than I had anticipated. The acting was wooden and very archetype, and the plot didn't make them do interesting stuff, so to me it was basically just a showcase of a very pretty island and some cool ass creatures. Definitely not the best King Kong feature out there. The Breakup Playlist takes the cake as it was just so cute, dramatic and very personal, as many Tagalog dramas are, but I really liked the work the two leads put in, and the romance the plot revolved around. It had great small romantic and corny scenes which I liked as well. Some very good music so I can understand why the OST was so popular after release. You guys should check out more Tagalog movies. Saving Sally is a mix of live action and animation and just came out, and The Revengers which is a spoof of The Avengers starring Miss Universe 2015 winner comes out this Fall. Mystic River was just damn great, and Still Alice hit way too close to home.

Let the horror month commence!

I'm probably gonna watch a bit more movies this month, although I got tv shows coming back on air too. I already have tickets for Blade Runner 2049 and Thor: Ragnarok, but there's the 31 Horror Movies challenge, and I would like to see some 80/90s films I haven't seen before, like Flatliners, It, Josie and the Pussycats and Rocky.

Originally Posted by Messofanego

Two tennis movie duds in a year, damn.

Which was the other one?
Have you seen Borg McEnroe?

Originally Posted by shaneo632

Could I get my Letterboxd added to the OP please? Cheers - https://letterboxd.com/shaneo632/

Originally Posted by shaneo632

Could I get my Letterboxd added to the OP please? Cheers - https://letterboxd.com/shaneo632/

I added you two on Letterboxd. Hope you'll follow me back, thanks!
Rhomega Beta
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(10-01-2017, 04:42 PM)
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Top 5 of September;

1. IT
2. Train to Busan
3. The Prestige
4. The Village
5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
AngmarsKing701
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(10-01-2017, 05:11 PM)
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16 films in September

1. Lion
2. The LEGO Batman Movie
3. Mulholland Drive
4. IT
5. Hidden Figures
banktree
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(10-01-2017, 05:33 PM)
10 films in September. Top 5

1. IT
2. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
3. Wonder Woman
4. Gremlins
5. Cult of Chucky

One of these days I'll set up a letterboxd or something fancy and do proper introductions. But I'm also lazy.
Mett
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(10-01-2017, 05:41 PM)
Hoping to go into this month watching at least 1 horror film every night that I haven't seen before;
Frustrated_Grunt
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(10-01-2017, 06:43 PM)
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Took a break from GAF for a while. Hopefully I can make time to see some horror movie I've missed out on this month.

Best 5 new watches of September:
Magnolia
Mother!
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Big Sick
Before Sunset
robotrock
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(10-01-2017, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by not psycho

Tampopo

Some movies you know from the opening scene will be amazing, and this was one of those. There aren't enough movies about something as essential and wonderful as food, but this makes up for much of that lack.

Thank you for including this picture. People have been telling me to check this movie out for years but never got around to it.

I absolutely will now.
Bonen no Max'd
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(10-01-2017, 06:47 PM)
Had fun doing this for the first time!

25 films in September (23 new)

Top five new films:

1) Aliens
2) No Country for Old Men
3) Die Hard
4) Memento
5) Arrival
Gnome Scat
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(10-01-2017, 06:59 PM)
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Top 5 Watches:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. The Thing
3. IT
4. Gone Girl
5. Logan Lucky
Baroquemantic
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(10-01-2017, 09:18 PM)
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

That was some good, dumb, trashy fun.

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6/10
T Dollarz
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(10-01-2017, 09:38 PM)
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  1. Good Time
  2. The Beguiled
  3. Nocturama
  4. Logan Lucky
  5. It
shaneo632
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(10-01-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Watched 42 films in September. Top 5:

Strong Island
It
Paper Moon
Ingrid Goes West
Paris, Texas
AngmarsKing701
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(10-01-2017, 10:12 PM)
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Gotta admit I'm seeing some decent (average, mind you, but worth the time) movies coming out of Netflix. Gerald's Game, Shimmer Lake, Spectral. None of these are gonna win awards for anything, but they've been solid.
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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(10-01-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Home Again is bland, safe, first world problems to the extreme, with actors I dislike, a nonsense plot, trite sentimentality and affirmations being trotted out all over the place, and that poster they're using to promote it really says it all.

But I didn't hate it, at all. Not as much as I'd expected, anyway. It wasn't mind blowing, affirming, but it was sweet, pleasant to watch, and made Natt Wolf tolerable for 90 minutes. I'm not entirely sure why that is, perhaps its the lack of risk, the inconsequential story, the lack of a villain character in a story where everyone is shown to be a basically good person in complex situations, but I liked it. Or maybe I've seen so much dross recently that being not awful is good enough.
Messofanego
Banned
(10-02-2017, 12:05 AM)
Well, see you tonight then.

On Body And Soul (2017)
This Hungarian film (dir. Ildikó Enyedi) is ready to put you through the wringer for a will-they-won't-they romance. If you're averse to blood and gore, do not watch because it's supremely graphic. It makes total sense though, because it's a love story set in a slaughterhouse. A man and a woman start sharing a dream about inhabiting deer in a snow-capped forest, so the relationship forms from that. In the wrong hands with this premise of a disabled love story (she's on the spectrum, he has a crippled arm), this could have become too saccharine but it's treated realistically here rather than using exaggeration. Alexandra Borbély's Maria is really the only innocent character in all of this, the rest are flawed people especially the male protagonist played by Géza Morcsányi. Her character development is wonderfully visual. The film is lightly peppered with humorous moments like her wanting to listen to love records in a music shop and starting off with death metal or lying down in a park to mimic intimacy of other couples only to be drenched by the sprays. There is a highly relatable exercise that Maria engages in where after having a stilted conversation in real life, she re-enacts it with her dolls to form the perfect continuation (she still goes to her child therapist presumably when she was first diagnosed on the spectrum even though he keeps on telling her to talk to an adult therapist for these grown-up matters). There is a side-plot about some sabotage going on in the slaughterhouse that feels more like an excuse in the plot to explain the shared dream relationship and the film ends a bit too neatly after a heavily traumatic event. However, if you're looking into an odd and unpredictable romance film with a lot of bite to it, do not miss it.
MidnightCowboy
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(10-02-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Seven Samurai - For a three and a half hour movie, this thing flies by, and that's a testament to the engaging cast, highlighted by Shimura and Mifune, the epic, but efficient script, and the overall genius that is Akira Kurosawa. The most insane thing about this movie is that he makes it look easy. There are dozens of dudes running around with spears, horses charging all over the place, mud and rain galore––all laced with meaningful socioeconomic subtext––and it never once veers off course, or even approaches doing so. I can't really add anything that hasn't been said before, but yeah, it definitely deserves its place among the greats. And man, what a delight Mifune was––such raw energy and physicality.

3 Women - Now this is my shit. You ever watch something and know it's one of your favorites of all time before it even ends? That's how I felt watching this. It pretty much checked every box on my personal taste list. Dreamlike structure and surreal imagery? Check. Desolate Southern California desert setting? Check. Robert Altman's penchant for perfect dialogue? Check. You get the picture. Sissy Spacek is absolutely brilliant in this movie, some of the finest acting you'll find, and she's not even the best part of the movie! I'm not kidding when I say that Shelley Duvall in this movie is my favorite performance from an actress ever. Like maybe I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but the only challenger I can think of is Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence. And that ending! Anyway, this movie is perfect.
Mi goreng
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(10-02-2017, 03:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Messofanego

Well, see you tonight then.

On Body And Soul (2017)
This Hungarian film (dir. Ildikó Enyedi) is ready to put you through the wringer for a will-they-won't-they romance. If you're averse to blood and gore, do not watch because it's supremely graphic. It makes total sense though, because it's a love story set in a slaughterhouse. A man and a woman start sharing a dream about inhabiting deer in a snow-capped forest, so the relationship forms from that. In the wrong hands with this premise of a disabled love story (she's on the spectrum, he has a crippled arm), this could have become too saccharine but it's treated realistically here rather than using exaggeration. Alexandra Borbély's Maria is really the only innocent character in all of this, the rest are flawed people especially the male protagonist played by Géza Morcsányi. Her character development is wonderfully visual. The film is lightly peppered with humorous moments like her wanting to listen to love records in a music shop and starting off with death metal or lying down in a park to mimic intimacy of other couples only to be drenched by the sprays. There is a highly relatable exercise that Maria engages in where after having a stilted conversation in real life, she re-enacts it with her dolls to form the perfect continuation (she still goes to her child therapist presumably when she was first diagnosed on the spectrum even though he keeps on telling her to talk to an adult therapist for these grown-up matters). There is a side-plot about some sabotage going on in the slaughterhouse that feels more like an excuse in the plot to explain the shared dream relationship and the film ends a bit too neatly after a heavily traumatic event. However, if you're looking into an odd and unpredictable romance film with a lot of bite to it, do not miss it.

oo how did you see this one? do you have an art-house theatre near you?
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(10-02-2017, 03:48 AM)
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Spider-Man - TV SERIES 1994-98, 5 Seasons - Love that intro

Great set of villians, , and heroes,

9/10 Really just a great series to binge watch, with each season being 10-15 episodes
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(10-02-2017, 04:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by shaneo632

Paper Moon

Forgot I rewatched this recently too. Such a lovely movie, such a great performance from the girl wonder here.

Regarding Net Wrecker's Zulawski write-up... I remember that, that was great. Will take the plunge eventually..
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(10-02-2017, 04:57 AM)
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From my 31 Days list so far, Night of the Living Dead was surprisingly great. I honestly didn't expect to hold up as well as it does, nor be as violent and bloody as it is. You can see the foundations of the entire genre: the intragroup struggles, the opening chaos and confusion, needing to destroy the head or get headshots, the threat of the horde, the various archetypes that so familiar and common. It’s also impressive how the black and white cinematography, combined with the dense shadows and that listless gait and their silence, makes the undead in this feel like an unearthly threat to be feared; zombies are so often used as fodder that seeing them presented as a real danger even in small numbers was very cool.

Night of the Living Dead makes excellent use of a claustrophobic and limited setting and perspective. It really is an effective movie even when measured against the zombie films of today, anchored by an all-around solid cast, especially Ben. I can’t imagine how audiences must have reacted almost 50 years ago, because even today, it’s a well-paced, intense, and mean zombie film, meaner than I think a lot of films in the genre would be.
Borgnine
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(10-02-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Shouldn't there be some NOTLD 4k screenings coming up? Not the one in New York but everywhere. My local arthouse always shows Hitchcock in October for "Hitchcocktober." Makes no sense, they're just thrillers.
Icolin
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(10-02-2017, 06:49 AM)
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The Truman Show

I somehow haven't seen this before (believe me, I've meant to see this one for awhile), and I'm floored. That ending hit hard.

I can't remember the time a film has left in awe like this has. Really good stuff.
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(10-02-2017, 06:51 AM)
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Top 5 First Views of September:

1. I Am Not Your Negro
2. The Defiant Ones
3. Springtime in a Small Town
4. On the Waterfront
5. Stalker

Originally Posted by not psycho

Tampopo

Some movies you know from the opening scene will be amazing, and this was one of those. There aren't enough movies about something as essential and wonderful as food, but this makes up for much of that lack.

Seeing this movie with a packed crowd is one of my favorite theater-going experiences. So glad I live next to an art museum that doubles as a theater. That's where I saw all the films that make up my top 5 and honestly most of the movies I see in general now.
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(10-02-2017, 06:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Icolin

The Truman Show

I somehow haven't seen this before (believe me, I've meant to see this one for awhile), and I'm floored. That ending hit hard.

It’s almost uncanny how well it balances the high-concept premise and humor with the heartbreaking drama

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