|UserSoundoffs 3Album Ratings 8Last Active 05-07-13 11:22 pmJoined 08-10-12Forum Posts 0Review Comments 117
|Movie Watching Binge|
Been on a movie binge the past two weeks, seeing as how it had been a long time since I've rractually taken the time to watch one. After watching the Seventh Seal I'm hell-bent on going rrthrough Bergman's filmography. List is what I've been listening to recently and the movies I rrhave watched. Also, recs for more movies I should watch plz.
|1|| ||Astral Social Club|
The Artist: This was a delightful little movie which combines filmmaking aspects of
Old and New Hollywood. It managed to be extremely charming even without sound.
All in all, this was a great homage to the golden days of cinema and a film I'd highly
The Master: Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood is easily my favorite movie
of all time, and this movie proves even more that he is one of the most talented and
visionary directors of the modern day. The film is beautifully shot, thought provoking,
and the acting is superb. Anderson has proven to be himself a master of casting
actors for their roles,as Joaquin Phoenix perfectly evokes the disturbed nature of his
character, and Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant as the enigmatic and charismatic
master. My only complaint with this film is that it can become tedious at times,
because there is a lack of real climax in the film. However, it is quite haunting
nonetheless. Another recommended film.
Boogie Nights: I have to admit, I am a little apprehensive of any movie with Mark
Wahlberg playing a serious role, but this movie managed to pleasantly surprise me.
Marky Mark fits perfectly as a naive young Dirk Diggler trying to make his mark on
the world as a porn star, although this is less of a credit to him than Paul Thomas
Anderson's perfect casting. While it is weaker than the Master IMO, it is still a very
Soundpieces: Da Antidote!
The Seventh Seal: Simply incredible. Bergman in this film has managed to create an
atmosphere of undeniable paranoia through his imagery, which ranges from subtle to
striking. What surprised me the most was how Bergman managed to convey so much
by saying so little. If you watch any movie on this list, make it this one.
|5|| ||This Morn' Omina|
Le Serpent Blanc- Le Serpent Rouge
The Seventh Continent: Another great film, and a slow burner, too. Haneke explores
the apathy of life in Germany by showing in uncomfortable detail the minutae of their
everyday life. The denouement is one you won't forget anytime soon. Another must-
The Big Lebowski: I know I'll catch flak for saying this, but after everything I had
heard about this movie, I was a little disappointed by it, and I suspect it was because
I HAD heard so much about it that much of the humor was ruined for me. I just feel
as though if it hadn't permeated the internet so much that it would have been funnier
when I saw it. Still good though.
|7||Casino Versus Japan|
Whole Numbers Play the Basics
Films I want to watch:
|8|| ||Eero Koivistoinen|
The Seven Samurai
|9||The Naked Souls|
Shady Ways Anticlockwise
|10|| ||SubArachnoid Space|
Come And See
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Suddenly, Like Flames
The Bicycle Thief
|13|| ||Yann Tiersen|
Demonstrations In Micronesia
|15|| ||Various Artists(Noise)|
Port Out, Starboard Down
The Elephant Man
|I'm thinking of going through Kurosawa's filmography too over the summer. |
Ugh, exams can't be over soon enough.
|Nice. I agree with your thoughts on The Master, but with a small caveat. There may not have been any "I'm finished" moment, but instead the sustained tension seemed to me to point more toward a kind of futility in the psychological power-plays that are never ending. I enjoyed the lack of explosive climax.|
If you are getting some Tarkovsky, then you should also add The Mirror to your list (that and Stalker would be my favourites). Also, if you have not already, check out Cache by Haneke, which is probably tied with Amour for my favourite of his.
If you feel up to it, check out Bela Tarr. Powerful stuff.
|Hmm, interesting take on that dude, I guess I didn't really consider that. Still, while I appreciated the intellectual aspects |
of the film,it just didn't impact me viscerally the way I had hoped. Still a great movie, though. As for your other recs, I'll
be sure to check em'!
|I actually recently saw Seventh Seal as well. It's quite the movie. As far as the films you want to see you definitely need to check out Seven Samurai. Actually check out all of his films except for kagemusha which is the only one of his i didn't like. The Bycicle Thief is also pretty great. So is persona. so is elephant man. Aguirre is pretty good too.|
|Eraserhead, Altered States, Seconds, The Holy mountain, El Topo, Enter the Void, Waking Life, Salo, La Dolce Vita. Watch these films if you like feeling uneasy and scared|
|Sounds good my man|
|Actually seen Altered States, trippy as fukkk|
|solaris is amazing|
|I watched part of the remake with George Clooney and was like "WTF is going on?"|
|fuck yeah The Elephant Man.|
love David Lynch.
|havent seen the cloony remake but from what i hear is isnt necessarily bad, just a massive reinterpretation|
|I only vaguely remember parts of it because I watched it like 5 years ago and I fell asleep while I was watching|
|Early Lynch is pretty amazing yeah (dunno about his most recent works so when I get my usb key back I'll spend a night with Mullholland Drive). Yeah Altered States is visually stunning and the 3 first quarters are awesome but fuck the ending is just soo corny and risible...|
|Mulholland Drive is actually my favorite Lynch film tbh.|
|K can't wait then, is his last film also worth it?|
|Bicycle Thief is good|
|Still need to see the master There Will Be Blood is my all time favorite movie |
|The Elephant Man is awesome, a sad movie but great nonetheless.|
|Delightful is the perfect adjective to describe The Artist|
It put my CRT to good use as well