FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:17 pm

Wristcutters: A Love Story from 2006. How I did not encounter this before now? Y'all seen this? Wonderful.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:18 pm

Wombaticus Rex » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:44 am wrote:A Hidden Life was indeed amazing.

Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway starts off inscrutable but is very worth it. It also doesn't get any more scrutable. Really nice, oddly timeless, euro-afro surrealsploitation.


You had me at surrealsploitation. Tonights film, hopefully.

Edit: Wow. I'll have to look at all the other films Miguel Llansó has worked on. Remarkable, and frankly, it kicks the living shit out of Ready Player One. Thanks!
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Grizzly » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:16 am

sixty one pages of excellent films, but where can one see any of these? Where do you guys watch these magnificent productions? Up until ten years ago we had an incredible iconic video rental place here in Missoula, called The Crystal theatre, where one could find many, many foreign , independent and provocative films that broke out of the Amorica mundane 7 literary plots. I so miss those times.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby lucky » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:22 am

Grizzly » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:16 am wrote:sixty one pages of excellent films, but where can one see any of these? Where do you guys watch these magnificent productions? Up until ten years ago we had an incredible iconic video rental place here in Missoula, called The Crystal theatre, where one could find many, many foreign , independent and provocative films that broke out of the Amorica mundane 7 literary plots. I so miss those times.


It's pretty easy to find most movies on torrent sites (use a VPN if your security conscious) batflex.org is one i use but there are loads reddit has a good list.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:48 pm

Very dark, thought provoking (lowish budget?) and thankfully not at all graphic. The sheer malice inherent in the premise isolates the specific relationships in way which is entirely purposeful. The theme has cropped up in similar form a few times but I found this go around particularly fruitful and came away with several distinct readings of it. Elizabeth Harvest.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:19 pm

Just came across this, so apt.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby cptmarginal » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:56 am

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A huge step up from 2005's "The President's Last Bang" in meaningfully taking on the assassination of Park Chung-hee at a KCIA safehouse in 1979.

Between the Koreagate hearing scene in this film & the beginnings of the WACL being depicted in 2018's "The Drug King," Korean cinema goes deep.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:10 am

Watched Soylent Green after 35 years. It's today. Literally.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:38 pm

This rings true:

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