FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby alloneword » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:22 pm

Harvey » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:24 am wrote:If you never saw it, an extremely enjoyable historical drama/revenge tragedy, Taboo.


Seconded. "I have a use for yoooou!"

Hardy was great in another often overlooked film: Locke...



Not exactly what you'd call an 'action' movie, so I understand it might have limited appeal. ;)
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Postby kelley » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:03 pm

Tom Hardy is so talented and handsome it's difficult to know where to begin

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby kelley » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:08 pm

'Lawless'!

that's a good one

incredible film

it's a laughably violent outlaw cartoon but John Hillcoat frames Appalachia as beautifully as others have the Wild West

the landscape in this movie is a wonderful slice of romantic Americana

bonus: screenplay by Nick Cave

also as an aside

would some enterprising whippersnapper get Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman together and into a movie that's not 'Batman' ASAP
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:29 pm

Seconded. "I have a use for yoooou!"

Hardy was great in another often overlooked film: Locke...


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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby thrulookingglass » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:53 am

Has anyone viewed the Michael Moore offering, "Planet of the Humans"? It's a piercing view of how capitalism and or industry has confused the general public with regards to "green energy." Very hard to watch and even deals with the idea that perhaps humanity's time is over/running out. I have about 20 minutes of the movie left to watch. I warn you, there's no good news in this film. Startlingly bleak. We jumped off a cliff thinking we could sew a parachute before we hit the ground. Capital distorts the purpose of labor.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Sun May 03, 2020 9:18 pm

Watching Mike Nichols Catch 22





Elem Klimov's Come and See


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and Seftel/Cusack's War inc in quick succession, I realise these works have a great deal to say to each other.


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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby 8bitagent » Mon May 04, 2020 6:15 am

alloneword » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:22 pm wrote:
Harvey » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:24 am wrote:If you never saw it, an extremely enjoyable historical drama/revenge tragedy, Taboo.


Seconded. "I have a use for yoooou!"

Hardy was great in another often overlooked film: Locke...



Not exactly what you'd call an 'action' movie, so I understand it might have limited appeal. ;)


Sooo good. I love movies that get creative with a mostly single room location(Sex Lies And Video Tape for example) The emotion is so real here, as even in smaller situations that don't include tens of millions of dollars and the future economy of a nation on the line, you can empathize with the helplessness. Also liked the bit near the end where he's all "hey you run real fast when you're drunk"(not an exact quote) I love Tom Hardy's usual big budget summer spectacles like Dark Knight Returns, Mad Max Fury Road, Inception, etc but this is probably my favorite pure acting role of his
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Wed May 06, 2020 7:57 pm

Himiko, Masahiro Shinoda 1974.

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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby 8bitagent » Fri May 08, 2020 6:05 am

I just rewatched Hypernormalization for the first time in almost 4 years since its 2016 release, and still am floored by it. I consider it one of Adam Curtis greatest films, if not his best documentary yet.
(720p quality download here https://archive.org/details/HyperNormalisation )

If 2016 needed a Jeff Wells blog post, 2020 definitely needs at least one more Jeff blog post which we havent gotten since 2012. However, 2020 and the next couple years is going to, if anything give endless fodder for another Adam Curtis masterpiece.
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Re: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: films of a certain quality

Postby Harvey » Thu May 14, 2020 9:30 pm

Au revoir là-haut, 2017. An enjoyable and moving picaresque with fairly RI themes.





The Black Girl, 1966. A fine and understated exploration of race and colonialism by Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene. A very clear restored print is available from Criterion.





Spirit of the Beehive, 1973. A beautiful and enigmatic coming of age drama set on the Castilian plains. Recalling the films of Peter Weir, centred around a young girl coming to terms with alienation and 'the monster' in life and imagination.


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