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i tired watching inland empire but couldn't get past the low production values, the standard definition and horrible editing. one of the few films, i can only think of two, that i didn't finish after i started watching them. so i watched Terribly Happy instead.
Post Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:51 pm
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I've been hitting up the Netflix Instant lately and found these gems:

We Live in Public - story of Josh Harris internet visionary and crazy man. large part of it was about the social experiment he did in NYC titled Quiet. This was really really interesting. just watch this.

The Vicious Kind - the dude from Party Down is in it. kind of like Garden State but more.....vicious. they should make a spin off porn titled The Viscous Kind. ba dum ching.

The Philosopher Kings - doc on janitors, kind of in the vein of I Like Killing Flies

Fish Tank - can't recommend this one enough. British girl who is into golden age hip-hop and her coming of age family issues.

Fetishes - interesting about dominatrices.

Thomas in Love - French agoraphobic looking for a connection in a not-too distant future.


Anyone please share your Netflix instant gems!
Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:56 am
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i tired watching inland empire but couldn't get past the low production values, the standard definition and horrible editing. one of the few films, i can only think of two, that i didn't finish after i started watching them. so i watched Terribly Happy instead.


Wow. How did you watch it? Never heard that complaint about Inland Empire before. It's my favorite Lynch film. It finds this wonderful groove of what Lynch does best, and rather than fuck around, just sits in that groove for like 3 hours. It's a dirge of everything I love about lynch. I could have that movie on a loop for days and not get tired of it. In fact, I think we might have just looped it for like 15 or 16 hours straight when I got it, and just sort of had it as background in our apartment for a day.
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The Wife watched Fish Tank, Carlos, and a few others mentioned here. I saw bits and pieces of Carlos and want to watch that sometime. She liked fish tank.

I watched some of King of Marvin Gardens this morning. Stopped it to plan to rewatch it. Quite good.

I watched Ashes of Time Redux the other weekend, as well as Blueberry Nights. I suppose they are lesser Kar Wai, but I loved them all the same. Ashes of Time you can really tell it was made between Chungking and Fallen Angels, which are my two favorite films of his.
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Oh and finally watched the Social Network. It was definitely written by Aaron Sorkin.

Also saw Four Lions which was a good movie. Not great. But definitely good, and worth time.
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem.

Really really fun movie and I like it alot but at two points in the movie Salem's acting was really bad.

My Life to Live (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) by Jean-Luc Godard and starring Anna Karina.

Besides the weird ending I kinda like it, silly Godard tho.

Special starring Michael Rapaport.

This is a movie I have wanted too see for 3-4 years and finally did and it did not disappoint but what little love story element it had in it wasn't wrap up and it kinda bothered me.

Badlands written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek

Great acting by Martin Sheen (and damn he looka alot like Charlie Sheen) but I got kinda bored with it after 60 min or so but Sheen should have been nominated for an Oscar. Also great music.

Enter the Void written and directed by Gaspar NoƩ

Had potential but it was too busy jerking itself off to be a good movie.
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i tired watching inland empire but couldn't get past the low production values, the standard definition and horrible editing. one of the few films, i can only think of two, that i didn't finish after i started watching them. so i watched Terribly Happy instead.


Wow. How did you watch it? Never heard that complaint about Inland Empire before. It's my favorite Lynch film. It finds this wonderful groove of what Lynch does best, and rather than fuck around, just sits in that groove for like 3 hours. It's a dirge of everything I love about lynch. I could have that movie on a loop for days and not get tired of it. In fact, I think we might have just looped it for like 15 or 16 hours straight when I got it, and just sort of had it as background in our apartment for a day.


on dvd
Post Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:42 am
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here are some netflix instant that I recomend:

Terribly Happy
The Five Obstructions
I am Love
Franklyn
Flame and Citron
Red Riding Trilogy
Cashback
Uncertainty
carlos

some that i havent watched yet but look good and i plan to are:

summer hours
red road
8 1/2
a call girl
tell no one
jar city
praque
elevator to the gallows
sin nombre
just another love story
la moustache
the good, the bad, the weird
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if people are into science-fiction then i recommend code 46 on netflix instant but hurry cause its not on there for much longer. its a dystopian film with a minimalistic view on the future which is very cool and refreshing. they use no cgi just places like Shanghai which already look futuristic.

here is a quote from a review: "A sort of trippy, low-budget "Blade Runner," this movie echoes those futuristic parables (such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") where society messes with the minds of those who dare to love." it says low-budget but it by no means looks that way.
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Self Conscious wrote:
futuristxen wrote:
Self Conscious wrote:
i tired watching inland empire but couldn't get past the low production values, the standard definition and horrible editing. one of the few films, i can only think of two, that i didn't finish after i started watching them. so i watched Terribly Happy instead.


Wow. How did you watch it? Never heard that complaint about Inland Empire before. It's my favorite Lynch film. It finds this wonderful groove of what Lynch does best, and rather than fuck around, just sits in that groove for like 3 hours. It's a dirge of everything I love about lynch. I could have that movie on a loop for days and not get tired of it. In fact, I think we might have just looped it for like 15 or 16 hours straight when I got it, and just sort of had it as background in our apartment for a day.


on dvd


Hmm. Then I have no idea. My partner doesn't like the film either, but had never heard those types of criticisms as reasons for not liking it before.
I think perhaps you are reacting to specific choices made by the director in terms of lighting, acting, set design, sound, and editing. None of the choices are of a bad quality, but I can see how perhaps you may not have responded well to those choices.

I'd be interested to hear a more specific critique in terms of the production values, to get a better understanding of what you're talking about when you say that.

Because clearly you enjoy other good flims that aren't high production value hollywood affairs.

And then what in the editing bothered you?
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That Inland Empire movie looks like some serious bo sheez. Looks like some dork shit.

There's something a little oafish and clumsy about David Lynch's filmmaking.
And I don't necessarily think it's something he's cultivated either. I believe it's something he can't transcend. Like his haircut and his love for milkshakes and coffee at Bob's Big Boy.

It's like a little of his transcendental meditation side and a little of his salt of the earth midwestern white guy side combining in a way to make him a moderate underachiever in film. You can kinda see a microcosm of all his flaws when you watch Dune. Directed by Alan Smithee.
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Raoul DeGroot wrote:
That Inland Empire movie looks like some serious bo sheez. Looks like some dork shit.

There's something a little oafish and clumsy about David Lynch's filmmaking.
And I don't necessarily think it's something he's cultivated either. I believe it's something he can't transcend. Like his haircut and his love for milkshakes and coffee at Bob's Big Boy.

It's like a little of his transcendental meditation side and a little of his salt of the earth midwestern white guy side combining in a way to make him a moderate underachiever in film. You can kinda see a microcosm of all his flaws when you watch Dune. Directed by Alan Smithee.


you did know it was supposed to be over 5 hours long right?
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Raoul DeGroot wrote:
That Inland Empire movie looks like some serious bo sheez. Looks like some dork shit.

There's something a little oafish and clumsy about David Lynch's filmmaking.
And I don't necessarily think it's something he's cultivated either. I believe it's something he can't transcend. Like his haircut and his love for milkshakes and coffee at Bob's Big Boy.

It's like a little of his transcendental meditation side and a little of his salt of the earth midwestern white guy side combining in a way to make him a moderate underachiever in film. You can kinda see a microcosm of all his flaws when you watch Dune. Directed by Alan Smithee.


Well I mean his entire career is basically built around remaking the same 2 minutes of Maya Deren's Meshes in the Afternoon--which sort of is it's own kind of brilliant--to the extent that one could find such a particular groove and make movie after movie that exploits that groove.

IMO he's the Michael Bay of the sublime creep. He just gives you exactly what you want out of a David Lynch film every time.

Which is why I love him anyways. Maybe the Ramones are a good comparison as well.

I think his early works suffer from him trying too hard--too much young uncertainty. Now he is assured. And secure in what he does. He's not trying to be more than what he can be. And that's okay. You don't want to thrash about too much at that age anyways.
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nodirectionhome wrote:
Raoul DeGroot wrote:
That Inland Empire movie looks like some serious bo sheez. Looks like some dork shit.

There's something a little oafish and clumsy about David Lynch's filmmaking.
And I don't necessarily think it's something he's cultivated either. I believe it's something he can't transcend. Like his haircut and his love for milkshakes and coffee at Bob's Big Boy.

It's like a little of his transcendental meditation side and a little of his salt of the earth midwestern white guy side combining in a way to make him a moderate underachiever in film. You can kinda see a microcosm of all his flaws when you watch Dune. Directed by Alan Smithee.


you did know it was supposed to be over 5 hours long right?


Yeah the DVD comes with basically an additional 2 hour movie that is the same as the other movie, but different. It's like Inland Empire the remix.
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Don't know who directed it but recently watched gordos, Spanish movie and it's really good
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