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World/Independent Cinema Discussion Thread • Page 16

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by brandon_260, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    a bit to unpack for me, but this was real good
  2. atlas


    An Elephant Sitting Still holy fuck. I know the length is probably a huge turnoff for most people but goddamn. The last 15 minutes probably hit me deeper emotionally than any other movie I’ve ever seen
  3. atlas


    Been doing a lot of reading this AM re: Elephant and I'm kinda surprised at how many people think the movie is explicitly Hu Bo's suicide note. I found the ending to be incredibly uplifting and hopeful. I'm sad that he couldn't find that peace in his own life
  4. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    The film is pretty inextricable from his passing imo, but a lot of people have used it as the default lens, failing to look beyond for anything else present in the text. I definitely found a sense of reassurance through its overwhelmingly bleak vision. Not to say that this film isn't "for" certain people, but I do think people who have dealt with mental health issues in a way that might be similar to Hu Bo can maybe read more of the ambivalence present in the film.
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  5. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    It is a very difficult film given the circumstances surrounding it though and I understand why some don't want to engage or only want to engage with it on the most obvious level. It's heavy.
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  6. atlas


    That's all fair. I guess what little I knew/had read about the film before watching it led me to believe it was going to be this entirely hopeless and nihilistic exercise and that wasn't the case at all to me. I loved it
  7. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    No one uses this thread but I wanted to post Cahiers' 2020 list, which came out a few weeks ago. Always one of the more interesting year end lists, alongside Cinema Scope and Reverse Shot. I had seen 6 of the 10 when it dropped, and I've since caught up with the Letourneur and Mouret films, both of which are really great. The other picks are all reliably great - especially Hong x2 - though I found that Garrel film to be one of his weaker recent works.

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  8. EASheartsVinyl

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Where did you watch Malmkrog?
  9. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Online festival but I believe it is "out there" in certain places now.
  10. stayillogical Jan 8, 2021
    (Last edited: Jan 8, 2021)

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    I've been watching a lot of South Korean films lately since my sister has become obsessed with K-dramas and K-pop so everything we do is Korean related.

    Anyways, we watched The Villainess tonight which was super cool. I wanted to check it out as soon as I read that a scene from John Wick 3 was inspired by this movie. If you like John Wick movies, it is def worth a watch.

    Also, a few weeks ago we watched Midnight Runners which I thought was hilarious. I hadn't seen a good buddy cop movie in awhile. Highly recommend for fans of 21 Jump Street.
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  11. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Reverse Shot’s Best of 2020

    1. Days
    2. Martin Eden
    3. Time
    4. I Was at Home, But...
    5. Bacurau
    6. Vitalina Varela
    7. Never Rarely Sometimes Always
    8. Lovers Rock
    9. First Cow
    10 (tie). Malmkrog & To the Ends of the Earth
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  12. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter

    Dying to see Days. Probably going to rent Bacurau and Martin Eden soon.
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  13. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Honestly, all the films on that list are so good. Would not argue against any of them. I'm so happy to see the Kurosawa on there. It's definitely an oddity (within his body of work and just generally) and I don't remember seeing it get much attention.
  14. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious