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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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Lancashire
Dead Presidents

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Weird film about a young black lad who forgoes the chance to go to college and instead against his families wishes enlists in the US Marines during the Vietnam War and just before he goes he knocks his girlfriend up and doesn't even contact her in his 4 years in 'Nam. He returns with a massive chip on his shoulder and is angry that his girlfriend has been shagging another bloke and providing money for her and her daughter because he can't get a decent job. One thing leads to another and the lad decides to rob an armoured car with 3 of his Vietnam buddies, a one legged Korea veteran and his girlfriends sister, it goes wrong after several innocent people die along with a couple of his own crew and he ends up getting arrested and throws a massive hissy fit in the courtroom as he's sentenced.

If only he'd listened to his parents and gone to college instead. Wanker.

Worth a watch though
 
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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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Lancashire
Dead Man's Shoes

Great low budget revenge film about a soldier who murders the gang of drug dealers who bullied his mentally handicapped brother to suicide.

What I love about this film is the quaint English midlands setting as opposed to a gritty inner city setting these types of films usually have. It has a terrific and disturbing performance from Paddy Considine as the vengeful and fearless Richard. Former British Light Middleweight Champion Gary Stretch appears as gang leader Sonny.
 
Jun 14, 2012
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Dead Man's Shoes

Great low budget revenge film about a soldier who murders the gang of drug dealers who bullied his mentally handicapped brother to suicide.

What I love about this film is the quaint English midlands setting as opposed to a gritty inner city setting these types of films usually have. It has a terrific and disturbing performance from Paddy Considine as the vengeful and fearless Richard. Former British Light Middleweight Champion Gary Stretch appears as gang leader Sonny.
There's a couple of genuinely brilliant scenes in that film. Two that stand out are the Cunt scene that is pictured below and the confrontation with Richard and Sonny at the side of the road.

You can feel the anger and fearlessness in Richard in those scenes.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,313
2,431
Lancashire
There's a couple of genuinely brilliant scenes in that film. Two that stand out are the Cunt scene that is pictured below and the confrontation with Richard and Sonny at the side of the road.

You can feel the anger and fearlessness in Richard in those scenes.
I just love the sense of dread that fills the various members of the gang whenever the words "Richard, Anthony's brother" are uttered, it's almost like a "oh shit, now we are fucked"
 
May 16, 2013
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Downloaded and started to watch a film called Jojo Rabbit.

Managed about 5 minutes of that opening cheesy scene with Hitler and fucked it off. Typical American 'Wooooooh' shit.
 

Mohak

Fuck Mohak
Mar 12, 2014
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Manning harpoons
Oh good shout, haven't seen it and looks like it's about time.

What I really thought was realistic was when the Germans arrive at the village and the pleasure they took from their actions. It was done perfectly, not cartoonish or hysterical, but depicted in a realistic way that regular people took pleasure toying, murdering and raping what they saw as sub humans. I've read many books on the time and Come And See does the best job explaining it. There's something deep down in some people that just enjoy making people or animals suffer and get a thrill from it. Amazing film.
 
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Mohak

Fuck Mohak
Mar 12, 2014
605
43
Manning harpoons
The Lighthouse (2019)


Following up The Witch was never going to be an easy task, but Eggers has done it again with this brilliantly mad, delirious tale of maritime horror. I absolutely loved it. The bare outline of the story is that of two men - one older, one younger - who become trapped on a remote island outpost in the 1890s. This at least is actually inspired by a real incident known as the Smalls Lighthouse Tragedy, which happened off the coast of Wales at the beginning of the 19th century. Eggers takes some of the ideas suggested by such a tale - the psychological impact of this remote setting - and develops it into something much, much weirder. The Lighthouse follows the two men as they struggle to contend with the island, with the profound isolation and with themselves. Tom Wake (Dafoe) is a craggy auld former seaman with a gammy leg, and the the man in charge of his junior 'wickie', Ephraim Winslow (Pattinson). For his part, Winslow is a hard-working, straight-faced ex-logger with an ambiguous past. Wake spends much of the film giving orders to Winslow, who toils away at all the manual tasks which need attended to on the island. All the while Wake warily guards The Light itself. Within this bleak and claustrophobic space, the relations between the two men are already strained, but it soon becomes clear that something mysterious is going on. As the film goes on Wake and Winslow slip further and further into madness....

Eggers is a master of mood and atmosphere and The Lighthouse perfectly captures the salty, windswept earthiness of this remote Nova Scotian outpost. This is greatly helped by the cinematography. Shot in black and white on old analog cameras and making use of a 1.19:1 aspect ratio, it feels old and primitive. The aspect ratio and nautical setting made me think of Bait (2019) which is an interesting crossover, clearly both directors were aiming for a similarly aged effect. Of course, it also deliberately harks back to older black and white films as a result...I am particularly thinking of the likes of Bergman's Persona (1966) (there are certainly some interesting thematic/psychological parallels there too), or other Bergman films, as well as early horror films like Nosferatu (1921) and Vampyr (1932). The cinematography also serves to emphasise and enhance the claustrophobia of the plot. It was a very effective and inspired choice in my opinion. At this point the incredibly creepy and unsettling score should also be praised as well.

Thematically there is a lot to unpack in The Lighthouse, although it is extremely ambiguous. Naturally this will be off putting to a lot of people, but I was thoroughly engaged with it. It is a strange, wonderful film which is equally dense in old maritime folklore, Jungian archetypes, psychology, and ancient mythology. Indeed, it has a very elemental, folkloric vibe in general - something which fascinates me. In this respect it is definitely a fitting follow-up to The Witch. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the spectacular performances from both Dafoe and Pattinson.
Saw it the other night. Great film and loved the visuals and characters. Reminded me of of the book 'Notes From Underground' and a decent into madness from extreme isolation.
 
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Jun 14, 2012
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Dunkirk.

Finally got around to watching it last night. Great film and not your typical war film. The dialogue is kept to a minimum and told almost completely from the British perspective. Some excellent visuals in this and the dogfighting scenes really stood out for me. 8/10
 

BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
11,686
2,202
Tycho Station
Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965)


Haha, that was something! Rightfully called one of the prototype 60s sleaze pics with lots of body parts shaking, erotic vibes, dirty on-location NY Streets (The Deuce dedicates itself to this era & scene), suggested masturbation, incest, lesbians, cool jazz, sharp knives and a good looking sexual predator. It's the complete sexploitation package, yet for me it's much more, which is why many consider it a precursor from Taxi Driver to Basic Instinct (while borrowing jump cuts, stroboscope effects etc. from modern European cinema).

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It has a great suffocating atmosphere: just about everyone around our slightly damaged female protagonist acts inappropriately: the caring but obviously advancing lesbian female boss, the police inspector obsessed with sexual deviancy (he plays shocking victim accounts on tape at home, with his 8yo daughter listening in the other room :lol: ) and of course Sal Mineo whispering over the phone.

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On-location scenes are unsupervised with random real ppl., and there's one scene where Juliet Prowse walks Broadway and every man turns his head. In another, Sal Mineo walks the dirty streets with adult magazine stores, sexy and BDSM clothes and peep shows, and there's this one shot where checking a peep show poster a family with about 5 children walks by and the kids also look at the poster then at the mother who just signals "keep moving". :lol:

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Seriously, Times Square and 42 St must've been perverts paradise if the sex trade was so openly promoted. Every character seem to have some sort of depravity or damage to him or her, and dir. Joseph Cates makes a decision to keep females mostly dressed for the most part, while focusing on the young body of a naked Sal Mineo as he plays the insecure predator-in-the-making - as if this movie was a prequel and precursor for a much dangerous villain, much like Joker (2019).

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The James Dean comparisons aren't far either (played together in Rebel Without a Cause, 1955): there's so much nervous energy around the fella it alone creates tension. Great little dance scene with him and Prowse, Jan Murray is creepy AF as a pervert-expert police detective and regular dad and Elaine Stritch excels as the overbearing, cynical disco boss, looking like a madame.

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Another great and unrelated scene has a deaf-mute bouncer throwing out some fatass who makes inappropriate sexual advances, and gets cut in the face. But since he can't shout "help" to bossmang across the disco floor, he tries signaling and eye-fucking the get her attention. And as she shouts his name and "what happened", it's muted cause of loud music, and we feel like he does, reading lips.

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Still with all the sleazy joy ride, characters and especially the becoming of a sexual predator remains chillingly precise and actual, and with the Blu-Ray release, Who Killed Teddy Bear will perhaps be discovered as a great piece of independent 60s East Coast cinema - there's life beyond early Cassavetes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Belfast, Ireland
Parasite (2019)


A flawlessly crafted film, dense with meaning. Parasite looks at the gross inequality of the class system and the manner in which our lives are interwoven in arbitrary and intangible ways.

In Parasite, Bong Joo-ho satirizes the social norms of the upper-classes. In this respect, it might be seen in the same light as the work of Luis Buñuel. He portrays their concerns and social graces with the same sort of absurdity as something like The Exterminating Angel - "they are nice because they are rich". From the semi-basement of Ki-taek’s family (our poor, working-class protagonists) to the extravagant home of their rich employers it is a film about the differing levels of the class system. Even the house itself - situated in the hills high above the city, with its paradoxical staircases and basements - seems to mirror this theme.

Yet as much as the film deals with this inequality, Ki-taek's family are not merely some valiant, downtrodden working-class heroes. They are intelligent and resourceful in their own way, but also exploitative and self-centred. The Park's are rich, but have they personally done anything wrong? Of course, Bong is on the side of the working-class, but there is a degree of nuance and ambiguity which adds to the depth.

With this the film seems to question whether the Parasite is the working-class family encroaching into this extravagant home (much as their own semi-basement is infested by insects), or whether the Parasite is really the upper-class who enjoy their lifestyle by profiting off the labour of those they consider beneath them...

An excellent film full of black humour along with shocking twists and turns.
 
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DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
19,911
8,103
Goodfellas

Brilliant film based on a true story with some great performances though I've always found it runs out of steam with half an hour to go which prevents it from being a truly great film but still it's definitely a film any film fan and anybody who's interested in the mob must see.
One of the best gangster films ever made in my humble opinion.
 

DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
19,911
8,103
Watched 'Draft Day' on Netflix.

Costner owed it.

One of the best films I have seen in years. 9/10 minimum.
 

Masters

Bone 4 Tuna
May 20, 2013
10,836
2,021
Vice City
Knives Out. Good acting , well constructed and impressive production details. Thats a bout it. Rian Johnson without any subtlety delivers a film about immigrant good / affluent white people bad. Which could be forgiven if it was fun and witty like i expected it to be , but it was an overall dreary and joy-less experience.

Dunkirk. Went on and off within the space of 40 mins..Nolan movies have no soul
 
Jul 29, 2012
18,474
3,789
Belfast, Ireland
Saw it the other night. Great film and loved the visuals and characters. Reminded me of of the book 'Notes From Underground' and a decent into madness from extreme isolation.
Have never got round to that book actually, big Dostoevsky fan of course though. Not difficult to see thematic parallels with all kinds of literature, such a brilliant film.