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World/Independent Cinema Discussion Thread • Page 6

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

  1. suicidesaints

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    I LOVED The Skin I Live In. I vaguely remember Volver, I'm So Excited and Broken Embraces, but I could probably use a rewatch of any of those. Any others specifically that you recommend?
  2. brandon_260

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    Talk to Her and Bad Education are my two favorites, but they’re quite bleak. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is great for something a bit more playful. His latest, Julieta, was quite good too.
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  3. suicidesaints

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    Thanks. I like bleak films. I'll make a note to check them out.
  4. Joel

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    Wild Tales is a roller coaster ride, I would love to see more from him. The first scene with the plane has stuck with me through the years.
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  5. brandon_260

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    The king is back (again)

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  6. WordsfromaSong


    On the Beach at Night Alone was really great.
  7. brandon_260

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    And that’s my least favorite of his three from last year! It’s finally screening here next week, so maybe my mind will change upon rewatch. He’s really the best, probably my favorite working director.
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  8. brandon_260

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    Lav Diaz made a musical

  9. crunchprank Prestigious

    I can't seem to find a trailer or much information for this movie anywhere, but Bo Burnham directed and released a film called "Eighth Grade" that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in January. It seems interesting even though this is about the only video I've found on it.

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  10. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Doing some remote coverage of New Directors New Films 2018, which is pretty exciting! Will be covering the two short film programs, The Great Buddha+ and Milla so far.

    If anyone is in NYC and is looking for anything to see at the festival, Scary Mother is an incredible film that's being largely ignored. Winter Brothers is a safe bet too. I'm really interested in An Elephant Sitting Still and Black Mother. Hopefully I get a chance to see them soon.
  11. crunchprank Prestigious

    Looks like they just released the trailer for it a couple days ago

  12. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Fail To Appear, one of the key Canadian films of the last decade and one of my top 10 films to premiere in 2017, is screening for free on Festival Scope until April 15. I urge you guys to watch this if you get the chance. It's only 70 minutes and a very easy watch. Antoine is the only male director I've ever watched and thought of Akerman as a comparison. This is a prime example of the extreme talent working in Canada right now.

    Fail to Appear | Festival Scope
  13. popdisaster00

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    Looks good
  14. Joel

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    watching The Party right now, wow haha

    @suicidesaints have you seen this?
  15. suicidesaints

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    No, I haven't. I don't really know anything about it but I was gonna try to catch it when it was in theaters with MoviePass but it only played for a week. I think I have it downloaded though. Do you recommend it?
  16. Joel

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    yes, so much. LOVED it
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  17. suicidesaints

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    Awesome. I'll try to get to it this week.

    edit: Did you ever wind up watching "You Were Never Really Here" - if so, what'd you think?
  18. Joel

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    It was so great! Took a lot out of me but was well worth it
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  19. suicidesaints

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    Awesome! Glad you liked it.

    I just saw "Lean on Pete" too, which I highly recommend, but talk about a film "taking it out of you"
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  20. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Just watched this incredible 40 minute film, Heaven is Still Far Away, on Le Cinema Club. Deeply moved by this work. By Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who directed the 5 hour+ Happy Hour and has his latest film, Asako I & II, in competition at Cannes this year. As of now, this is the only way to see the film and it's only up until the 24th. Highly urge people to check it out. It's made me all the more excited for Asako I & II.
  21. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    North American distributors doing bad work at Cannes this year. 15/21 competition titles don't have distribution still. Of the 6 that do, two came with distributors. Here's the films that have distribution:

    Everybody Knows (Focus)
    Shoplifters (Magnolia)
    Capernaum (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Blackkklansman (Focus)
    Under the Silver Lake (A24)
    The Image Book (Kino Lorber)

    Also, very curious to see the award winners in a couple hours.
  22. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Palme d’Or: “Shoplifters,” Hirokazu Kore-eda

    Grand Prix: “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee

    Director: Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

    Actor: Marcello Fonte, ”Dogman”

    Actress: Samal Yeslyamova, “Ayka”

    Jury Prize: Nadine Labaki, “Capernaum”

    Screenplay — TIE: Alice Rohrwacher, “Happy as Lazzaro” AND Jafar Panahi, Nader Saeivar, “3 Faces”

    Special Palme d’Or: Jean-Luc Godard

    Happy my dude Kore-eda finally has a Palme. I find all these awards pretty surprising. Everything I was rooting for went home empty handed.
  23. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    A few more have been picked up:

    Ash is Purest White (Cohen Media)
    Happy as Lazzaro (Netflix)
    Girls of the Sun (Cohen Media)
    Cold War (Amazon)
  24. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  25. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Idk where to post this but there is a new David Lynch biography/memoir out today. It’s structured in a very interesting way. Each chapter is split in two, telling the perspective in the typical biography manner and then with Lynch reflecting on the same period. I’ve only read the intro and first chapter, but it’s a very nuanced approach. Despite not being a critical study of his work, I think it will still open his films up more than ever before.
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