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Boyhood. Holy fuck. I know it's already gotten tons of rave reviews and hype and all that, and it's all true. I saw it yesterday and it's still stuck in me, I can't get it out of my head. I think it might help a little that I am fairly close in age to the boy in the film, but I was by far the youngest person in the theater and it seemed to resonate with all ages. There's something about it I can't entirely put my finger on, I think it's just the way you see these fleeting moments in time pass by, and the fact that it's a totally different type of passage of time than any other film. I don't want to say much, cause I think the less you know going in the better, even though there aren't any plot twists or anything. Just watching the characters age is a great pleasure in itself, constantly scanning their faces with each jump in time for every minor and major change. It is seriously worth it though, and it did not feel at all like 3 hours, in fact I wished it had been longer even though I know it shouldn't be. I can't recommend it enough.
Post Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:24 pm
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I've been on a horror kick. Watched Cheap Thrills last night and it was pretty damn great. Also, Grabbers. Grabbers was stupid funny.
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kayla wrote:
I've been on a horror kick. Watched Cheap Thrills last night and it was pretty damn great. Also, Grabbers. Grabbers was stupid funny.


I looked both of these up on IMDB and they've both piqued my interest. I've watched a lot of horror movies of late but none of them are really worth mentioning. Well, maybe You're Next, though that's been recommended here before. It was nice to see someone actually fight back, finally. The entire mumblegore super sub-genre is... weird, but worth looking at.

Kill Your Darlings was a really great film, looking into the lives of Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, David Kammerer, and attendant cronies Kerouac and Burroughs. I didn't actually know about any of these events, so it was nice to learn of them this way. Also, Danie Radcliffe is fast proving that he's not a one-trick pony. Great work on his part, as well as Dane DeHaan and Ben Foster.
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Cheap Thrills is great... it's basically an entire movie that starts off where that scene from four rooms ends.

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I watched a horror movie a day for 100 days straight. Now my brain can only process like...8 hour Lav Diaz films. I think I'm broken.

Watching a lot of Tsai Ming-Liang now too for the first time. Also all the Claire Denis films I haven't seen.

With October coming up though I'm going to try and get in a few horror films here and there. I'm watching this movie Excision this week which is supposed to be some crazy body horror thing. I also have a copy of Lorna the Exorcist that I bought but haven't watched, waiting for the right time.

Unlocking all the pretentious movie snob achievements this year.
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I'd be interested in a list of those 100 horror movies, ranked from best to worst.
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Captiv8 wrote:
I'd be interested in a list of those 100 horror movies, ranked from best to worst.


#1: Humanoids from the Deep (Dir. Barbara Peeters)
#2: Shock (Dir. Mario Bava)
#3: Don’t Torture a Duckling (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#4: Female Vampire (Dir. Jess Franco)
#5 The Iron Rose (Dir. Jean Rollin)
#6: Alucarda (Dir. Juan López Moctezuma)
#7: Wake In Fright (Dir. Tedd Kotcheff)
#8: American Mary (Dir. Jen & Sylvia Soska)
#9: American Mary (Dir. Jen & Sylvia Soska) and Gore
#10: Lisa and the Devil (Dir. Mario Bava)
#11: Critters (Dir. Stephen Herek)
#12: Szamanka (Dir. Andrzej Zulawski)
#13: The Whip and the Body (Dir. Mario Bava)
#14: City of the Living Dead (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#15: White Zombie (Dir. Victor Halperin)
#16: Hardware (Dir. Richard Stanley)
#17: The New York Ripper (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
# 18: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (Dir. Dario Argento)
#19: Black Christmas (Dir. Bob Clark)
#20: The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)
#21: Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma)
#22: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 (Dir. Jack Sholder)
#23: Candyman (Dir. Bernard Rose)
#24: Rosemary’s Baby (Dir. Roman Polanski)
#25: The Innocents (Dir. Jack Clayton)
#26: Phantasm (Dir Don Coscarelli)
#27: Nadja (Dir. Michael Almereyda)
#28: Baby Blood (Dir. Alain Robak)
#29: Trouble Every Day (Dir. Claire Denis)
#30: Bay of Blood (Dir. Mario Bava)
#31: In My Skin (Dir Marina de Van)
#32: Halloween III (Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace)
#33: Halloween 2(Zombie) (Dir. Rob Zombie)
#34: Dark Touch (Dir. Marina De Van)
#35: Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#36: The Vanishing (Dir. George Sluizer)
#37: Living Dead Girl (Dir. Jean Rollin)
#38: Zombie (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#39: Maniac (Dir. Franck Khalfoun)
#40: Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (Dir. Roy Ward Baker)
#41: Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (Dir. John D. Hancock)
#42: Kill List (Dir. Ben Wheatley)
#43: Don’t Look Back (Dir. Marina De Van)
#44: Alligator (Dir. Lewis Teague)
#45: Ganja and Hess (Dir. Bill Gunn)
#46: The Burning (Dir. Tony Maylam)
#47: The ABCs of Death (Dir. Various)
#48: Byzantium (Dir. Neil Jordan)
#49: Cat People (Dir. Jacques Tourneur)
#50: The Curse of the Cat People (Dir. Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise)
#51: Little Deaths (Dir. Sean Hogan, Andrew Parkinson, Simon Rumley)
#52: Marebito (Dir. Takashi Shimizu)
#53: A Horrible Way to Die (Dir. Adam Wingard)
#54: 5 Dolls for An August Moon (Dir. Mario Bava)
#55: I walked with a Zombie (Dir. Jacques Tourneur)
#56: The Legend of Hell House (Dir. John Hough)
#57: Psychomania (Dir. Don Sharp)
#58: Inside (Dir. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo)
#59: Under the Skin (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)
#60: Left Bank (Dir. Peiter Van Hees)
#61: Simon King of the Witches (Dir. Bruce Kessler)
#62: Blood and Black Lace (Dir. Mario Bava)
#63: Nightmare City (Dir. Umberto Lenzi)
#64: Rogue (Dir. Greg McLean)
#65: Snowtown (Dir. Justin Kurzel)
#66: Livid (Dir. Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo)
#67: Horror of Dracula (Dir. Terence Fischer)
#68: Christine (Dir. John Carpenter)
#69: Demons (Dir. Lamberto Bava)
#70: God Told Me To (Dir. Larry Cohen)
#71: Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (Dir. Tony Randel)
#72: The Addiction (Dir. Abel Ferrara)
#73: Lips of Blood (Dir. Jean Rollin)
#74: A Blade in the Dark (Dir. Lamberto Bava)
#75: Demons 2 (Dir. Lamberto Bava)
#76: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
#77: Baba Yaga (Dir Corrado Farina)
#78: Amer (Dir. Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani)
#79: The Living and the Dead (Dir. Simon Rumley)
#80: The Hunger (Dir. Tony Scott)
#81: Witchfinder General (Dir. Michael Reeves)
#82: Vinyan (Dir. Fabrice Du Welz)
#83: They Live (Dir. John Carpenter)
#84: Cat People (1982) (Dir. Paul Schrader)
#85: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(Dir. Tobe Hooper)
#86: Daughters of Darkness (Dir. Harry Kümel)
#87: Lifeforce (Dir. Tobe Hooper)
#88: Eugenie De Sade (Dir. Jess Franco)
#89: Black Sabbath (Dir. Mario Bava)
#90: Red, White and Blue (Dir. Simon Rumley)
#91: Species (Dir. Roger Donaldson)
#92: The Stendhal Syndrome (Dir. Dario Argento)
#93: The Seventh Victim (Dir. Val Lewton)
#94: Popskull (Dir. Adam Wingard)
#95: The Prophecy (Dir. Gregory Widen)
#96: Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Dir. Werner Herzog)
#97: Possession (Dir. Andrej Zulawski)
#98: Requiem for a Vampire (Dir. Jean Rollin)
#99: She Killed in Ecstasy (Dir. Jess Franco)
#100: Halloween 2 (Dir. John Carpenter)

They're not ranked tho. It's not like that.
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hey future have you seen the new Evil Dead?

also

i wanna see this old flick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFHey3utk0I



and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQPT4VdjRUQ



and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70g9JgCImb8




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6GNs6MthtU

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Really didn't expect you to do that, but I'm glad you did.

I've seen a good number of those, but there are some really intriguing titles on there that I'll have to check out. I'm not a big fan of Italian horror as it seems to be the same shit over and over again, but I do enjoy Fulci and Argento films. What did you think of the new Maniac? I really enjoyed how it was shot, but I didn't think Elijah Wood was convincing in his role. Anyway, here's my rip-off of your list pertaining to the movies I've seen.

#1: Humanoids from the Deep (Dir. Barbara Peeters)
#3: Don’t Torture a Duckling (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#11: Critters (Dir. Stephen Herek)
#14: City of the Living Dead (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#17: The New York Ripper (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
# 18: The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (Dir. Dario Argento)
#19: Black Christmas (Dir. Bob Clark)
#20: The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)
#22: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 (Dir. Jack Sholder)
#23: Candyman (Dir. Bernard Rose)
#24: Rosemary’s Baby (Dir. Roman Polanski)
#26: Phantasm (Dir Don Coscarelli)
#30: Bay of Blood (Dir. Mario Bava)
#31: In My Skin (Dir Marina de Van)
#32: Halloween III (Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace)
#33: Halloween 2(Zombie) (Dir. Rob Zombie)
#34: Dark Touch (Dir. Marina De Van)
#38: Zombie (Dir. Lucio Fulci)
#39: Maniac (Dir. Franck Khalfoun)
#46: The Burning (Dir. Tony Maylam)
#47: The ABCs of Death (Dir. Various)
#48: Byzantium (Dir. Neil Jordan)
#49: Cat People (Dir. Jacques Tourneur)
#53: A Horrible Way to Die (Dir. Adam Wingard)
#61: Simon King of the Witches (Dir. Bruce Kessler)
#65: Snowtown (Dir. Justin Kurzel)
#68: Christine (Dir. John Carpenter)
#69: Demons (Dir. Lamberto Bava)
#71: Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (Dir. Tony Randel)
#73: Lips of Blood (Dir. Jean Rollin)
#75: Demons 2 (Dir. Lamberto Bava)
#76: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
#79: The Living and the Dead (Dir. Simon Rumley)
#83: They Live (Dir. John Carpenter)
#84: Cat People (1982) (Dir. Paul Schrader)
#85: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(Dir. Tobe Hooper)
#87: Lifeforce (Dir. Tobe Hooper)
#91: Species (Dir. Roger Donaldson)
#95: The Prophecy (Dir. Gregory Widen)
#100: Halloween 2 (Dir. John Carpenter)

For reasons I can't really define I'd really like to work through the entirety of the Hellraiser series. Phantasm too.
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Captiv8 wrote:
Really didn't expect you to do that, but I'm glad you did.



I've been keeping the list all summer because I've been writing about a lot of the films on tumblr as well as drawing artwork for different ones--so it wasn't much more than copy and pasting the list in. I've found keeping lists of what I'm watching or reading seems to help me keep track of what I'm doing. One less thing to have to remember for people too.


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I've seen a good number of those, but there are some really intriguing titles on there that I'll have to check out. I'm not a big fan of Italian horror as it seems to be the same shit over and over again, but I do enjoy Fulci and Argento films. What did you think of the new Maniac? I really enjoyed how it was shot, but I didn't think Elijah Wood was convincing in his role. Anyway, here's my rip-off of your list pertaining to the movies I've seen.



Yeah I enjoyed the new Maniac. It had a lot of great giallo colors in it, and I thought the ways that it implicated the viewer in the violence of male gaze was really clever and well done.

As for Italian Horror being the same thing over and over--I mean I think a huge part of horror is that it's the same thing over and over--our expectations in a horror film, particularly in the slasher genres is the movement through several set points--and whether something is good or not is largely dependent upon how those points are executed. And Italian Horror particularly in the giallo films is sooooo weighted on aesthetic. It's about luxury, violence, and beauty in a way that I really enjoy. Always great interior design and in general how space is constructed in those films is always really fascinating and terrific. Love Fulci, Argento, and especially Bava. Even the stuff like Umberto Lenzi is pretty dope.
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Neuro wrote:

i wanna see this old flick



You should see all of those. Cronenberg is a champ. Crash is probably my favorite of his films. But Videodrome is up there too. I also really enjoyed Cosmopolis which starred Team Edward.

This is the stuff I watched last month:
1. Bastards (Dir. Claire Denis)
2. The Power of Kangwon Province(Hong Sang-Soo)
3. Melancholia (Dir. Lav Diaz)
4. Nénette and Boni (Dir. Claire Denis)
5. What Time Is It There? (Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang)
6. In Vanda’s Room (dir. Pedro Costa)
7. Story of My Death (Dir. Albert Serra)
8. The Intruder (dir. Claire Denis)
9. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang)
10. Sorcerer (Dir. William Friedkin)
11. Boarding Gate (Dir. Olivier Assayas)
12. Queen Margot (Dir. Patrice Chéreau)
13. Sleeping Beauty (dir. Catherine Breillat)
14. Birdsong (Dir. Albert Serra)
15. Faust (Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov)
16: Twentynine Palms (Dir. Bruno Dumont)
17: The Sacrifice (Dir. Andrei Tarkovsky)
18: White Material (Dir. Claire Denis)
19: Le Gai Saviour (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
20: The Living End (Dir. Gregg Araki)
21: Young and Beautiful (Dir. Francois Ozon)
22: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (Dir. Lou Adler)
23: The Rover (Dir. David Michôd)
24: China Girl (Dir. Abel Ferrara)
#25: See the Sea (Dir. François Ozon)
26: Woman is the Future of Man (Dir. Hong Sang-soo)
27: The Hole (Dir. Tsai Ming-Liang)
28: Excision (Dir. Richard Bates jr.)
29: Teorema (Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
30: Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)
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Fuck Interstellar, this is the sci-fi movie I'm most excited for right now. Plus, who would've ever thought we'd see Die Antwoord co-starring alongside Hugh Jackman?



On another sci-fi note, I finally watched Snowpiercer the other night and enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. Definitely has a "Bioshock on a train" feel to it, and the scene with Allison Pill alone made it worth it. That woman deserves way better work than the Newsroom has given her. Anyways, it's streaming on Netflix now, at least in the US, so if you still haven't seen it yet I recommend checking it out.
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Nightcrawler and John Wick are fantastic movies. Hot damn.
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I liked "Enemy" a lot.
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Brynjar wrote:
Nightcrawler and John Wick are fantastic movies. Hot damn.


Agreed on both counts, John Wick was a lot of fun and I'm really glad I saw it in theaters. It's definitely a nice throwback to some of the old 90's action movies, and Reeves is right in his element as the kind of blank-slate badass. Lots of fun little cameos too, including two from some Wire alums.

Nightcrawler was a goddamn beautiful film, I felt it got just a little heavy-handed with the message, particularly towards the end, but I could forgive it for that. Gyllenhaal is pretty spectacular in the film, and all that weight he lost really served him well for the role, dude just looks incredibly creepy the whole time. The atmosphere of the movie was probably what I enjoyed most though, it's a side of LA you don't often get to see in the movies, a lot of it takes place in the quieter mountain areas and what not. Surprisingly, it really made me want to move to LA.
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