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TAS's general catch-all movie thread

Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:22 am

In a return from semi-hiatus, even!

TAS needs to watch more movies. He's been slacking for awhile now. He needs to be entertained, to be enriched.

Here's how this competition works:
1) you will submit a list of 6 films for me to watch
2) i will watch them and score them on my patented 0-10 scale
3) high score wins the prize (there is no prize)

To prevent anyone from just recommending any 6 films in the world to torture me, I will instill the following loose rules:
a) At least one film must be a IMDB top 250 film (to ensure I'm watching quality well-known films).
b) At least one film must be pre-1970 (I need more old cinema).
c) At least one film must come from a top director. We will use TSPDT as the reference point for the best, let's say a film from any of the top 20: http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000 ... ectors.htm
d) Along the same lines, at least one film from a top actor. To simplify eligiblity, any actor/actress from the 1999 AFI list: http://www.afi.com/100years/stars.aspx
e) And finally, since it's a TAS thread, I demand that at least one movie recommendation be based on the hottie factor of the movie. Any genre, any type, any era. But it must contain something appealing to that nature.

To make things easier, a movie can satisfy multiple rules - I could demand one movie for each rule, but nah.

One final thing - if I've already seen a film you suggest, you need to pick another one. There shouldn't be too much conflict because my cupboard is still relatively bare, but it could happen.

So there you go. Nominate away.

By the way, I'll be reviewing and writing up on every movie seen. So there's going to be massive amounts of entertainment. Just wait until I give some acclaimed film a 4/10 or something.

rhythm
1) The Gold Rush 10
2) The Errand Boy 7
3) The Cranes Are Flying 8.5
4) Tea & Sympathy 9
5) Seven Chances 9
6) Lola 6.5


LEAVES
1) Three Colors: Red 10
2) Stage Door 9
3) Andrei Rublev 7
4) Le Quattro Volte 8
5) The Baby of Macon 5.5
6) Moonlighting 7.5


dreiser
1) Hard Times 7
2) The Big Heat 9
3) The Conformist 8
4) Sharky's Machine 6
5) Design for Living 9
6) Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession 8.5


Kovich
1) The Silence of the Lambs 9.5
2) The Swimming Pool 8
3) Taxi Driver 9.5
4) The Scarlet Empress 7.5
5) Carny 7.5
6) Barb Wire 7.5


Izzy
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey 7
2) L'avventura 7.5
3) Ran 10
4) Cold Water 9
5) Before Sunrise 9.5
6) Before Sunset 9.5


Eminence Grise
1) Written on the Wind 7.5
2) Young Mr. Lincoln 7.5
3) F for Fake 6.5
4) I Killed My Mother 6.5
5) The Long Goodbye 9
6) Anatomy of a Murder 9.5


traz
1) Carnage 8.5
2) Margaret 8.5
3) Bus Stop 6
4) The Suicide Shop 9.5
5) Stories We Tell 9
6) Tiny Furniture 8.5


Rouge!
1) The More the Merrier 6
2) The Green Ray 9
3) Reflections in a Golden Eye 8
4) Lola (1961) 9
5) Tabu 6.5
6) Lore 9.5


trip
1) Carlito's Way 8
2) Late Spring 7.5
3) The Clock 8
4) Le Grand Amour 9.5
5) Syndromes and a Century 7
6) Ninja 7.5


eternity
1) The Graduate 9
2) Blowup 9
3) Band of Outsiders 9
4) 12 Angry Men 9.5
5) Magic Magic 7
6) Detention 10


snapper
1) Memories of Murder 9
2) The Set-Up 7
3) A Man Escaped 8
4) The General 9
5) Tokyo Decadence 6.5
6) Wake in Fright 7


Mysterons
1) Happiness 5
2) Playtime 7
3) Werckmeister Harmoniak 8
4) Barravento 6
5) Ladri di Biciclette 8
6) Ai no korīda 9


cloak
1) A Separation 8.5
2) After Hours 7
3) They Live by Night 8
4) Come Live with Me 8
5) La prima notte di quiete 7.5
6) Amateur 7
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by Das » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:28 am

You should probably specify which of the imdb top 250 you've seen.
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Post by ribbon » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:43 am

Those are some pretty strict rules.
I'll say... The Gold Rush (chaplin, 1925) since it knocks out 4/5 of those & it's fantastic.
The Errand Boy (Lewis, 1961)
The Cranes are Flying (Kalatozov, 1957)
Gun Crazy (Lewis, 1950)
Tea & Sympathy (Minnelli, 1956)
Seven Chances (Keaton, 1925)

just because i don't expect anyone to give you much classic hollywood. so there's a bunch of that & a soviet to make up for it.
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:45 am

Das wrote:You should probably specify which of the imdb top 250 you've seen.
I've seen more than I've thought. About 55 of the 250 off the board, but the entire top 10 still ON the board:
11) Star Wars Episode V
15) Inception
17) Star Wars Episode IV
18) Forrest Gump
19) The Matrix
22) Once Upon a Time in the West
25) Casablanca
28) Rear Window
31) Leon: The Professional
34) Memento
36) Apocalypse Now
38) City Lights
39) Dr. Strangelove
40) Alien
42) Spirited Away
44) North by Northwest
45) Back to the Future
52) Paths of Glory
53) Vertigo
57) Aliens
62) Double Indemnity
63) WALL-E
69) Amelie
70) Lawrence of Arabia
77) Once Upon a Time in America
79) Star Wars Episode VI
80) The Third Man
81) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
84) L.A. Confidential
87) Singin' in the Rain
88) Chinatown
89) Some Like it Hot
93) Princess Mononoke
96) All About Eve
97) The Sting
98) The Apartment
104) Die Hard
105) The Bridge on the River Kwai
107) Yojimbo
109) Inglourious Basterds
113) Pan's Labyrinth
119) Heat
124) The Seventh Seal
133) The Big Lebowski
134) It Happened One Night
135) Touch of Evil
149) Gone with the Wind
151) Sin City
153) Kill Bill Vol 1
159) Annie Hall
161) V for Vendetta
165) My Neighbor Totoro
166) The Avengers
168) Dial M for Murder
171) Notorious
175) Network
181) Groundhog Day
185) Donnie Darko
187) Howl's Moving Castle
190) A Beautiful Mind
196) Black Swan
198) Persona
201) The Hustler
203) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
204) The Manchurian Candidate
205) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
210) 8 1/2
220) Roman Holiday
224) Jurassic Park
225) Star Trek (2009)
238) Rosemary's Baby
243) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
247) Magnolia
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:51 am

ribbon wrote:Those are some pretty strict rules.
I'll say... The Gold Rush (chaplin, 1925) since it knocks out 4/5 of those & it's fantastic.
The Errand Boy (Lewis, 1961)
The Cranes are Flying (Kalatozov, 1957)
Gun Crazy (Lewis, 1950)
Tea & Sympathy (Minnelli, 1956)
Seven Chances (Keaton, 1925)

just because i don't expect anyone to give you much classic hollywood. so there's a bunch of that & a soviet to make up for it.
Actually seen Gun Crazy before. Chicks with guns are kinda my thing :shifty:
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:00 am

And honestly, if it gets too tough I'll just drop the requirements. I just don't want people loading up with like 6 Ukrainian and Polish films, or 6 hour films, or weird obscure stuff. I need help in more mainstream ways.
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Post by wigwam » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:02 am

love these threads

pick 6 of these, or bracket them all!
Knute Rockne All American
The Longest Yard
Heartbreak High
Wildcats
Johnny Be Good
The Program
Rudy
Necessary Roughness
Radio
Remember the Titans
Varsity Blues
The Game Plan
Gridiron Gang
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Post by LEAVES » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:26 am

Three Colors: Red (Top 250)
Stage Door (Actor, Pre-1970)
Andrei Rublev (Top Director, Pre-1970, Hottie Factor)
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (N/A)
Le Quattro Volte (Hottie Factor)
The Baby of Macon (N/A)

Best list ever. Absolutely NOTHING Polish.
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Post by Trip » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:43 am

LEAVES wrote:Le Quattro Volte (Hottie Factor)
Must've jerked off to that shit 27 times.
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Post by dreiser » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:08 am

Baby Face (Green, 1933)
Sex and Lucia (Medem, 2001)
The Big Heat (Lang, 1953)
The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947)
The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991)
"I hate the dark, the sharks liars. And the stems of cherry..."

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Post by dreiser » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:09 am

Baby Face (Green, 1933)
Sex and Lucia (Medem, 2001)
The Big Heat (Lang, 1953)
The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947)
The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991)
"I hate the dark, the sharks liars. And the stems of cherry..."

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Post by Kayden Kross » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:56 pm

IMDB: The Silence of the Lambs(Demme, 1991)
Pre-1970: The Swimming Pool(Deray, 1969)
Director: Taxi Driver(Scorsese, 1976)
Actor: The Scarlet Empress(Von Sternberg, 1934)
Hottie: Carny (Kaylor, 1980)
and Barb Wire as the sixth, cause fuck yeah.

They all have a hottie, TAS. Best list you'll ever get!
yours truly,
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Post by ribbon » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:25 pm

TheAsianSensation wrote: Actually seen Gun Crazy before. Chicks with guns are kinda my thing :shifty:
Well then I'm changing that one to Lola (fassbinder, 1981).
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Post by Izzy Black » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:36 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
L'avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
Vivre sa Vie (Godard, 1962)
Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
Chungking Express (Wong, 1994)
Cold Water (Assayas, 1994)
In The Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
Before Sunrise (Linklater, 1994)

I have no idea what you've seen so I'm starting with the essentials. Pick the 6 you haven't seen or let me know if you need more.
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:06 am

hirtho wrote:love these threads

pick 6 of these, or bracket them all!
Knute Rockne All American
The Longest Yard
Heartbreak High
Wildcats
Johnny Be Good
The Program
I'll select the first 6 I haven't seen
LEAVES wrote:Three Colors: Red (Top 250)
Stage Door (Actor, Pre-1970)
Andrei Rublev (Top Director, Pre-1970, Hottie Factor)
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days (N/A)
Le Quattro Volte (Hottie Factor)
The Baby of Macon (N/A)
Already have seen My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days
dreiser wrote:Baby Face (Green, 1933)
Sex and Lucia (Medem, 2001)
The Big Heat (Lang, 1953)
The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
Out of the Past (Tourneur, 1947)
The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991)
Jesus Christ, I'm going to murder your list. The Big Heat and The Conformist are the only 2 I haven't seen. And the 4 I've seen were 9/10, 9.5/10, 8.5/10, and 9/10.
Kayden Kross wrote:IMDB: The Silence of the Lambs(Demme, 1991)
Pre-1970: The Swimming Pool(Deray, 1969)
Director: Taxi Driver(Scorsese, 1976)
Actor: The Scarlet Empress(Von Sternberg, 1934)
Hottie: Carny (Kaylor, 1980)
and Barb Wire as the sixth, cause fuck yeah.
This list is ready to go.

And so is rhythm's now.

Izzy Black wrote:2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
L'avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
Cold Water (Assayas, 1994)
Before Sunrise (Linklater, 1994)
Damn, I've seen a few of those already. Need one more to join these 5
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:08 am

Also, you guys have some time to change your mind, etc etc. It'll obviously take time to watch everything. (3-4 movies a week, I'd say)
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Post by Shieldmaiden » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:18 am

Trip wrote:Must've jerked off to that shit 27 times.
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Post by dreiser » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:28 am

With changes:

Hard Times (Hill, 1975)
The Big Heat (Lang, 1953)
The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
Sharky's Machine (Reynolds, 1981)
Design for Living (Lubitsch, 1933)
"I hate the dark, the sharks liars. And the stems of cherry..."

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Post by Eminence Grise » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:34 am

Roman Holiday (1953)
Written on the Wind (1956)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
F for Fake (1973)
I Killed My Mother (2009)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
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Post by LEAVES » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:35 am

Three Colors: Red (Top 250)
Stage Door (Actor, Pre-1970)
Andrei Rublev (Top Director, Pre-1970, Hottie Factor)
La Femme Publique (N/A)
Le Quattro Volte (Hottie Factor)
The Baby of Macon (N/A)

Still 100% Pole-free.
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Post by wigwam » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:41 am

TheAsianSensation wrote:I'll select the first 6 I haven't seen
i was making fun of you, please dont sit thru those
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Post by traz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:44 am

carnage
a serious man
bus stop
the suicide shop
stories we tell
tiny furniture
margaret
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:38 pm

Eminence Grise wrote:Roman Holiday (1953)
Replace
LEAVES wrote: La Femme Publique (N/A)
Replace

I'm almost proud of having seen films you've rec'd already
traz wrote:carnage
a serious man
bus stop
the suicide shop
stories we tell
tiny furniture
margaret
I'll select the first 6 as I haven't seen any
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:38 pm

Also I'll start watching and writing up reviews by the end of this week.
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Post by Philosophe rouge » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:19 pm

lol, hopefully i haven't broken any rules. I am submitting ten films in order of preference taking under consideration you may have seen at least one of them.

Strangers on a Train
The More the Merrier
The Green Ray
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Lola (1961)
Tabu (2012)
Lore
For Love's Sake
Rumble Fish
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Post by Eminence Grise » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:40 pm

TheAsianSensation wrote: Roman Holiday - Replace
More from IMDb 250 - Choose one:

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Killing (1956)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
High Noon (1952)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:25 am

Philosophe rouge wrote:lol, hopefully i haven't broken any rules. I am submitting ten films in order of preference taking under consideration you may have seen at least one of them.

The More the Merrier
The Green Ray
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Lola (1961)
Tabu (2012)
Lore
You're allowed to break all the rules. Selected films in quote.
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:38 am

Also updated the first post, need another film from a couple of you but there's time.

Anyone else planning on coming in?
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Post by Trip » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 am

I will, let me read things
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Post by Trip » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:51 am

popular (fuck imdb250): Carlito's Way (De Palma)
old film/top director: Late Spring (Ozu)
top actor/also old: The Clock (Minnelli)
hottie: Le Grand Amour (Etaix) the secretary is really gorgeous; hard for me to judge lol
two more: Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul), and Ninja (Florentine, 2009)
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:52 am

Everything's updated. Will begin let's say on Friday. Will randomly choose order of viewing tomorrow. Last chance to get in (well, you can still sign up late, but still)
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Post by LEAVES » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:54 am

Trip wrote:hard for me to judge lol
Why?
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:37 am

Reminder that Leaves and dreiser still need one replacement film.

The wheel of randomization has turned.

Round 1
1) Tiny Furniture (traz)
2) The Scarlett Empress (Kovich)
3) The Errand Boy (rhythm)
4) Anatomy of a Murder (Eminese Grise)
5) The Conformist (dreiser)
6) Carlito's Way (trip)
7) Cold Water (Izzy)
8) Three Colors: Red (Leaves)
9) Tabu (Rouge!)

This is the last shameless bump before the reviews begin.
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Post by Trip » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:50 am

what a fun, sexy time for you TAS
LEAVES wrote:Why?
because [things]
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Post by LEAVES » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:53 am

The word 'Replace' didn't signify a request for a replacement. Too ambiguous.

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Post by dreiser » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:33 am

Which movie do I need to replace again?
"I hate the dark, the sharks liars. And the stems of cherry..."

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Post by rad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:15 am

watch the whole three colors trilogy in order and not just red

yw in advance
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Post by LEAVES » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 am

rad wrote:watch the whole three colors trilogy in order and not just red

yw in advance
Sorry, but the other two aren't in the imdb top 250. Rules are more important than cinema.
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Post by Trip » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:16 am

jesus rad
Please TRIP and Die
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:16 am

LEAVES wrote:Sorry, but the other two aren't in the imdb top 250. Rules are more important than cinema.
Of course. I can't let a LEAVES suggestion go unregulated.
rad wrote:watch the whole three colors trilogy in order and not just red
I'm probably gonna do this anyways
dreiser wrote:Which movie do I need to replace again?
Doesn't matter. I listed the 5 good ones in the 1st post. Just pick whatever you want. I'm tossing out the rules, they won't apply, except for to leaves' suggestions.
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Post by dreiser » Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:22 am

TheAsianSensation wrote: Doesn't matter. I listed the 5 good ones in the 1st post. Just pick whatever you want. I'm tossing out the rules, they won't apply, except for to leaves' suggestions.
If you're throwing out the rules: Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (Cassavetes, 2004)
"I hate the dark, the sharks liars. And the stems of cherry..."

Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:08 am

Oh, and for the record, I'm letting dreiser go on the rules just because he's had like 5 recs already rejected by me.

Boy, I've got some thoughts about Lena Dunham. Good and bad. Tiny Furniture review incoming.
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by traz » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:13 am

ooh my film went first
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by dreiser » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:26 am

TheAsianSensation wrote:Oh, and for the record, I'm letting dreiser go on the rules just because he's had like 5 recs already rejected by me.

Boy, I've got some thoughts about Lena Dunham. Good and bad. Tiny Furniture review incoming.
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Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami, 2012) 4/10
Killing Them Softly (Dominik, 2012) 2/10
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Pal/Levin, 1962) 6/10
The Dark Past (Mate', 1948) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 3/10
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by TheAsianSensation » Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:28 am

Tiny Furniture
Lena Dunham
2010

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8.5/10

Full disclosure: I went through a full 1st season of Girls, then decided, "the hell with this, I'm outta here" and stopped watching. Initial impression is that, for me at least, she works best in small doses.

Her work has felt very raw, very authentic. I feel like I get something real with her. I like that about her. It's realistic, which is much more than can be said about more mainstream films that would try and do the things this film does. The question though, is, does it make for good cinema? Does authentic cinema make good cinema?

Here, mostly, it does. My main argument against Girls was that, it may feel real, but it's not entertaining to watch. In this film, at least, it was mostly entertaining, even though it's so tough to like or even tolerate almost all of the characters. There's flaws everywhere, but that mirrors real life. Everyone has flaws. It just doesn't make for enjoyable cinema sometimes.

I think cinema is Dunham's future. In television, her style eventually bludgeons you, IMO. Heck, I'm looking at the poster for this film that says "Aura would like you to know that she's having a very hard time". Over a full TV season, that gets very tiresome. Over a movie, it's perfect.


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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by Fist » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:45 pm

Trip wrote:popular (fuck imdb250): Carlito's Way (De Palma)
old film/top director: Late Spring (Ozu)
top actor/also old: The Clock (Minnelli)
hottie: Le Grand Amour (Etaix) the secretary is really gorgeous; hard for me to judge lol
two more: Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul), and Ninja (Florentine, 2009)
Best group of films, this.
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by Trip » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:52 pm

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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by LEAVES » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:32 am

I don't get the joke in Trip's selections.
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by traz » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:54 pm

TheAsianSensation wrote:Tiny Furniture
Lena Dunham
2010

traz

8.5/10

Full disclosure: I went through a full 1st season of Girls, then decided, "the hell with this, I'm outta here" and stopped watching. Initial impression is that, for me at least, she works best in small doses.

Her work has felt very raw, very authentic. I feel like I get something real with her. I like that about her. It's realistic, which is much more than can be said about more mainstream films that would try and do the things this film does. The question though, is, does it make for good cinema? Does authentic cinema make good cinema?

Here, mostly, it does. My main argument against Girls was that, it may feel real, but it's not entertaining to watch. In this film, at least, it was mostly entertaining, even though it's so tough to like or even tolerate almost all of the characters. There's flaws everywhere, but that mirrors real life. Everyone has flaws. It just doesn't make for enjoyable cinema sometimes.

I think cinema is Dunham's future. In television, her style eventually bludgeons you, IMO. Heck, I'm looking at the poster for this film that says "Aura would like you to know that she's having a very hard time". Over a full TV season, that gets very tiresome. Over a movie, it's perfect.


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I've never thought the style of Girls to be particularly difficult to observe. I enjoy the authenticity of the characters, their unpredictibility, their selfishness. It feels true which I think is where the genius of the show lies. Dunham and co. don't pull any punches, they're not concerned with whether or not you like these people, which is where the backlash comes from.

I don't think Tiny Furniture is on par with Girls at all. Some of Dunham's symbolism is a little heavy-handed. What I like about it is the depiction of her bizarre relationships with people. It's almost nonsensical.
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Re: TAS does a movie competition thread

Post by TheAsianSensation » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:17 am

traz wrote:I've never thought the style of Girls to be particularly difficult to observe. I enjoy the authenticity of the characters, their unpredictibility, their selfishness. It feels true which I think is where the genius of the show lies. Dunham and co. don't pull any punches, they're not concerned with whether or not you like these people, which is where the backlash comes from.

I don't think Tiny Furniture is on par with Girls at all. Some of Dunham's symbolism is a little heavy-handed. What I like about it is the depiction of her bizarre relationships with people. It's almost nonsensical.
I've never thought the style of Girls to be particularly difficult to observe. I enjoy the authenticity of the characters, their unpredictibility, their selfishness. It feels true which I think is where the genius of the show lies. Dunham and co. don't pull any punches, they're not concerned with whether or not you like these people, which is where the backlash comes from.

I don't think Tiny Furniture is on par with Girls at all. Some of Dunham's symbolism is a little heavy-handed. What I like about it is the depiction of her bizarre relationships with people. It's almost nonsensical.[/quote]

She's maybe the most upfront person in entertainment. Probably not the best model for success, but it seems like she's the type not concerned with fame. I like that. I think, very generically speaking, there's too much nuance these days in cinema.

Her interactions with other people are bizarre. I don't know whether to laugh or cry at some of these sex scenes.

The backlash is the one thing I don't get. If you're not into her, just go over there, away from her. It's almost like people expect her to modify her style to fit their expectations. I wonder if people feel threatened by her, like they're worried that she represents some kind of culture change. I can't quite pin down how to say it, but you get my drift?
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