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New thread, old one's too big alredy.

What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?

Old thread here: >>2428

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>Honestly, I miss movies from this time as they were escapism and not so political.

Yes it's disappointing that there is suddenly an intense focus on the political views of everything everywhere. A movie is good if it presents the proper worldview. It reminds me of what I've heard about USSR... art must be propaganda. Sometimes Soviet films were banned because they didn't praise Stalin enough.


What the fuck is wrong with the french?



Can you give me an example.


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he probably came from >>>/tv/1828193


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/tv/ suggested me Punishment Park and it was quiet good for a low cost production. A bit over the top with the pig stuff but I was impressed by the reality TV look. I thought this kind of thing was invented much much later.

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Because surprisingly Netflix does not have a monopoly on this shit yet.

I know a lot of folks that have subscriptions to different anime services. Cinema however i don't see as much love.

Personally the only one i'm using for my 'when i'm away from my collection' service is 'SHUDDER'. Its pretty small but lately they got some nice wins like all the Hammer Horror and Universal Monster Movies as well as some exclusives like Sadako vs Kayako -which is surprisingly not dogshit for whats basically Shaun of the Dead for J Horror- and contracted original shorts written by folks like Alan Moore.

Doesn't seem popular in the mainstream but its pretty cheap and i've gotten a lot of good views out of it.

Personally i just wish they expanded their documentary section. Though ROOM 237 is an unintentional comedy i recommend watching if only to question what the fuck makes people like that.

Are there any other movie services you use now the days of the mom and pop video rental store are a thing of the past?

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Thought experiment tier jokes are still thought experiment tier.


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The Criterion Channel launches in the spring. Here is their pitch: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/6044-new-independent-criterion-channel-to-launch-spring-2019


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Is Fandor the next to go? Most of staff has been fired and the company has been sold to an unknown entity.


It's too bad they didn't merge with Criterion. From what I saw the Fandor library was a little more eclectic.


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Six arthouse distributors are banding together to create a new streaming service called OVID


>Enter OVID, a recently announced partnership between academic documentary service Docuseek and six independent film distribution companies. Together, these partners — Bullfrog Films, Distrib Films US, Grasshopper Film, Icarus Films, KimStim, and First Run Features — control the rights to thousands of different documentary, arthouse, independent, and international titles. OVID will be an on-demand subscription service offering selections from these various catalogues.

>The site stresses that many of these films will be unavailable to see anywhere else. It promises to feature filmmakers Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, Bill Morrison, Jean Rouch, Wang Bing, Bi Gan, Pedro Costa, Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Cheryl Dunye, Eric Rohmer, Raul Ruiz, and Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.



>control the rights to thousands of different documentary, arthouse, independent, and international titles

It's such a shame that we don't have national restorations that releases the restored films for free in public domain. It's such a shame.

Another shame is, at least in Czech, that there are no filmclubs that project obscure, or at least old not-from-anglosphere films. Seeing it in kino is totally superior and more importantly totally different from seeing it from gauch on 42' tv.

films that were digitalized right away for dvd/bluray should be in public domain publicly accessible after 2-3 years

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I want to get into this. Are there any good websites to follow? Film festivals?

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There's a big DVD collection of video art called Surveying the First Decade. I've seen some but not nearly all of it.

http://www.vdb.org/titles/surveying-first-decade-volume-1 +


This comprehensive anthology on the history of experimental and independent video is an essential tool for teachers, libraries, and researchers. Volumes 1 and 2 include over 16 hours of historic video on eight thematically curated programs, exploring conceptual, performance-based, image-processed, feminist, documentary and grassroots community-based genres.

Program 1: Explorations of Presence, Performance, and Audience

Performer/Audience/Mirror, Dan Graham, 1975, 22:45

Selected Works (Dog Duet, Used Car Salesman, Dog Biscuit in Glass Jar), William Wegman, 1972, 08:44

Baldessari Sings LeWitt, John Baldessari,1972, 03:38 (excerpted from 12:50)

Undertone, Vito Acconci, 1972, 09:15 (excerpted from 37:20)

Vertical Roll, Joan Jonas, 1972, 19:37

My Father, Shigeko Kubota, 1975, 14:46

Exchange, Robert Morris, 1973, 36:02

Program 2: Investigations of the Phenomenal World: Space, Sound, and Light

Black and White Tapes, Paul McCarthy, 1970-75, 06:30 (excerpted from 33:00)

Stamping In The Studio, Bruce Nauman, 1968, 05:00, (excerpted from 1:01:35)

Double Vision, Peter Campus, 1971, 14:22

Boomerang, Richard Serra with Nancy Holt, 1974, 10:27

Island Song, Charlemagne Palestine, 1976, 16:02

Cycles of 3s and 7s, Tony Conrad, 1976, 02:51 (excerpted from 30:54)

The Children's Tapes, Terry Fox, 1974, 29:36

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Program 5: Performance of Video-Imaging Tools

Calligrams, Steina and Woody Vasulka, 1970, 04:00 (excerpted from 12:00)

Illuminatin' Sweeney, Skip Sweeney, 1975, 05:00, (excerpted from 28:38)

Video Weavings, Stephen Beck, 1976, 04:06 (excerpted from 28:00)

Five-minute Romp through the IP, Dan Sandin, 1973, 06:34

Triangle in Front of Square in Front of Circle in Front of Triangle, Dan Sandin, 1973, 01:40

Video-Taping, Ernest Gusella, 1974, 02:41

Exquisite Corpse, Ernest Gusella, 1978, 08:23

Einstine, Eric Siegel, 1968, 05:22

General Motors, Phil Morton, 1976, 10:25 (excerpted from 1:00:00)

Merce by Merce by Paik, Nam June Paik, 1978, 27:27

Crossings and Meetings, Ed Emshwiller, 1974, 04:04 (excerpted from 27:33)

Complex Wave Forms, Ralph Hocking, 1977, 04:11 (excerpted from 05:00)

Pictures of the Lost, Barbara Buckner, 1978, 08:04 (excerpted from 23:00)

Video Locomotion (man performing forward hand leap), Peer Bode, 1978, 04:56

Music on Triggering Surfaces, Peer Bode, 1978, 03:06

C-Trend, Woody Vasulka, 1974, 07:19 (excerpted from 09:00)

Switch! Monitor! Drift!, Steina Vasulka, 1976, 03:48

Program 6: Decentralized Communications Projects

Mayday Realtime, David Cort and Mary Curtis Ratcliff, 1971, 10:27 (excerpted from 1:00:00)

People's Video Theater (Women's Liberation March NYC, Gay Pride March NYC, Young Lords Occupy Manhattan Church, Native American Action at Plymouth Rock), People's Video Theatre (Elliot Glass and Ken Marsh), 1970-72, 28:22 Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



Looks nice, I'll watch program 1 and post thoughts maybe


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Cool. In case anyone missed it above I posted a link with most of these rarities in mkv format.


When I checked the torrent sites there are only the full DVDs.

Surrealmoviez had better mkv links (one download per program) but that site seems to be gone for good.


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I watched some of Program 1 last night.


Vertical Roll (1972) - Essential video art, possibly the best of the bunch. I knew about this one but I'd never watched all of it. A problem unique to video - slipping vertical hold - proves to be fertile ground for experimentation. Simple, effective, memorable. I loved it.

Undertone (1972) - The worst of what I watched. A creepy sadsack sits at a table, talking to the camera while rubbing his legs (hidden from view). He imagines there's a woman under the table rubbing his legs, running her hands up his thighs. Up his thighs and caressing them. Is he getting off on this? Later he imagines there's no woman. Then he imagines there's a woman again. This continues for 9 minutes. Maybe he's vocalizing the implications of his movements/posture, but the result is like watching a lonely old man having phone sex with himself. The complete video is 37 minutes and it must be pure hell.

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Watching through Lars von Trier’s Europa trilogy.

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>ITT: favourite war films from.


Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's list (fuck off I like it)
Apocalypse now
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What do you guys know about Jerzy Hoffman? He made a lot of historical war epics in Poland

Colonel Wolodyjowski (1969) aka Pan Wolodyjowski

>In 1668 Polish colonel Michael Wolodyjowski, who recently retired to a monastery, is recalled to active duty and takes charge of Poland's eastern frontier defenses against invading Tatar hordes and Ottoman armies.

The Deluge (1974) aka Potop

>During the 1655 war between Protestant Sweden and Catholic Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth some Polish-Lithuanian nobles side with Swedish king Charles X Gustav while others side with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz.

With Fire and Sword (1999) aka Ogniem i mieczem

>An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

Army of Valhalla (2003) aka Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem

>In the 9th century, a tyrant oppresses pre-Christian Slavic tribes living on the Polish lands. They must unite for the common future.

Battle of Warsaw 1920 (2011) aka 1920 Bitwa Warszawska

>The First Polish 3D Feature Film! Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, Ola and Jan. She is a Warsaw cabaret dancer, while he is a cavalry officer and poet who believes in socialist ideals.

The last two have poor ratings but I'd like to see the others



I don't watch Jewish films.



But didn't you just suggest The Cremator in the top 250 thread?




>Matthias Scheisshöfer

Erbärmlich uezs.

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Whose visual style is most appealing to you (and why)?

One of my favorites is Vittorio Storaro, pic related. I never knew the name until I started watching early 70s gialli, particularly The Fifth Cord and Le Orme. Those films (and his work with Argento and Bertolucci) had a strong impact on me, more than his later movies that everyone has seen. I love his chiaroscuro of vibrant colors and deep blacks, the repeated use of parallel lines, and the scenes enveloped in light blue haze.
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Darius Khondji was DP on Delicatessen, Se7en, Amour, Funny Games (2007), The City of Lost Children, The Lost City of Z, Alien: Resurrection, Stealing Beauty, Okja.


To get familiar, an excerpt from a new book of interviews with him: https://ascmag.com/articles/book-excerpt-conversations-with-darius-khondji

And a general career overview: https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-cinematographer-is-in-jordan-mintzer-s-conversations-with-darius-khondji


When you take on a project, how do you begin to visualize it in terms of the framing, the lighting and the overall look you want to give the film?

I would say that’s one of the hardest things for me as a cinematographer: finding the key that unlocks the film in a visual sense, that will illuminate the story so you’re inspired and excited about shooting it everyday for a long time — because when you decide to do a movie it can take anywhere from three months to a year of your life. When I find that key, it ignites what I call the “big bang.”


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Cinematographer Cameos

<This fun montage screened during the 28th Annual ASC Awards ceremony in 2013 and includes onscreen cameos made by cinematographers in a variety of motion picture and television projects.



I had always thought that Tron was filmed entirely in 65-mm.



Yes it was, but 65mm is the width of the film

That chart shows the focal lengths of lenses

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-Terrence Malick is the best filmmaker so far IMO. His recent work is really in it's own territory. Knight of Cups is something special.

-David Fincher is just the best example of a technically air tight film constructor. Never seen something from him that wasn't extremely well constructed. Very clinical.

Sometimes the scripts he chooses seem beneath him though.

-George Lucas appeals to me personally, as I identify with him and the themes of his six films (Growing up and letting go vs. failure to do so. His first three films deal with characters being able to move on, and his last three deal with someone who can't, and who is consumed by his fear instead of overcoming it.)

He is a technically poor/uneven filmmaker, but he is like Grant Morrison for me, where his concepts excite me so much that the execution is of secondary concern. If that makes any sense.

And yes, I am aware that these men are "entry level", not euro, etc.

But unlike other boards, I would expect this place to nonetheless respect that the people i've listed have made great films (before you shout about Lucas, watch THX 1138), no matter how popular they are.

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>It's almost like negativity goes uncontested more than positivity online.

I'm sure that's true

With directors I have a hard time listing favorites. I like so many of them that I don't know when to end the list and I'm bound to forget a few

The directors that I dislike are few in number so they stand out more




Snyder is anything but shallow. He's one of the most faithful directors to the "show, don't tell" rule I've ever seen. One thing he never resorts to is spoon-feeding the audience. He makes them actually think and engage in actively watching his films, as opposed to passively watching, like with most capeshit. The way he illustrates practically every frame with a smorgasbord of unique color suited to the mood of the film and imagery that's poignantly and tightly connected to the narrative at hand is second to none. It's a stimulus of which is absolutely unparalleled in modern cinema. I have yet to see anyone actually replicate his distinct style.

>2 hours of talking

>implying that's not every movie ever


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I'm pretty happy to find this video feature on Bill Morrison. It only has 245 views! I'd never seen an interview with him, much less an exploration of his background and his work.



whoa, Decasia was intended for 3 screens at once


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No man before or since has ever understood the strengths of film to his level, and the way that popular film ought to be made.

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Surprised there's no Criterion thread yet.

I'm interested to see some of the Fassbinder blurays coming out. I've also got John Ford's My Darling Clementine ready to watch whenever I have time. And I'm happy to see my favorite Todd Haynes movie getting an HD upgrade in the near future.


The last Criterion I saw was the Ray Milland supernatural mystery The Uninvited. As I expected, it was good but not great. It rates about the same as Ministry of Fear, another decent Milland Criterion.
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Keep in mind that all of these images look slightly washed out compared to how they look in MPC with color management on.

MPC never saves images with the color management data...




Also am I insane or does the theatrical cut look a hair less red than the first cut?



>You have a version which, finally, is managed by Malick and not incompetent producers.

Is hard to prefer an "imposed" version of your own art works, even if it looks worse to the eye, tbh.



>MPC never saves images with the color management data.

It's also hard to get MPC to capture subtitles or even anamorphic stretching. But I curious what do you achieve by using Color Management? I never thought to enable it.



Try turning it on and see for yourself. I'm pretty sure it's the way movies are supposed to be watched.

I think having it off is like watching an ungraded RAW image.

I didn't know what it did for years either, mind you.

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Can't think of anything else to post so top 10 favourite films
1. 2001: a Space Odyssey
2. The Battle of Algiers
3. Ghost World (entirely subjective on an objective basis it's kind of above average so yeah)
4. Caravaggio
5. The Holy Mountain
6. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
7. Nosferatu (Herzog's remake)
8. Seventh Seal
9. Brazil
10. M
pic related, damn good Space Odyssey poster
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Welcome Friend were glad you've come to a better place>>47



I don't think he can hear you


1. Stalker_1979

2. Dead Man's Letters_1986

3. Blade Runner_1982

4. Blade Runner 2049_2017

5. Nirvana_1997

6. Anon_2018

7. Riddick_2013

8. G.P. 506_2008

9. Clerks_1994

10. Lawn Dogs_1997




/tv/ is that way >>>/tv/, if you're lost.



Watching Lopushansky shows potential

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Movies that take place in few if not one location and are driven by the characters, I'd like to find more movies of the genre. Don't think this genre has any specific name but this is what I heard it called and it comes from how 8 Spartans lived in a single housing in the barracks putting up with each other.

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A few Hitchcok films that qualify, to the best of my memory. Everyone is stranded at sea in Lifeboat (Hitchcock's cameo comes in a newspaper article). Rope and Dial M for Murder both take place in a single room for the most part.



Now I'm having second thoughts about Dial M for Murder. In case it had too many scenes in other locations, replaced it with Arsenic and Old Lace which is mostly (?) confined to one house.



>with Arsenic and Old Lace which is mostly (?) confined to one house.

It is confined to the outside of the house and the inside. If I remember right, only the very start has them somewhere else briefly.


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>a duel of wits

Another duel of wits in a fixed location can be between a captor and captive. A captivity scenario is usually set up with a kidnapping or home invasion in the first act. The rest of the film is a struggle for the upper hand.

One example I like is The Collector, a modest late-career work from William Wyler. There's an easy bucolic mood in this opening scene, but (as the musical cue indicates) something darker lies beneath the surface.





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>Radegund didn't come out in 2018

ITT: lying fags


What are you talking about Anon it clearly says released in 2018 from Google. You sure you just aren't so much of a pleb you couldn't find it? :^)




> a conscientious objector during World War II who was put to death at the age of 36 for undermining military actions, and was later declared a martyr and beatified by the Catholic Church

literally jewish propaganda


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radegund_(film) says otherwise, and anyway, who the fuck cares?

mods delete pls

Where are the times when quality films were shot in two weeks?



>jewish propaganda


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Merry Christmas /film/!

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Oh cool. I saw Home Alone when I was a wee lad, never rewatched, so for most of my life I thought that movie was authentic.


I enjoyed watching Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas story on Christmas. Have a happy new year as well.


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Another year has come and gone

Merry Christmas everybody


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>The Redditors.

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What was the oldest film youve ever watched? did you liked it?

for me it was Duck Soup (1925)
And it was one of the best movies ive watched
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The oldest feature I've ever seen is Nosferatu, which is my favourite adaptation of Dracula and one of my favourite movies in general. Max Schreck blows Lugosi out of the fucking water with his performance. The oldest short film I've seen with a narrative is embed related, from 1899. It's a fairly simple short visually and in terms of the narrative, but I think it's incredible that something as simple as a jump cut to swap out an object to us was revolutionary back then.

Oh and I guess I've seen the Roundhay Garden Scene. It's pretty neat.



> I think it's incredible that something as simple as a jump cut to swap out an object to us was revolutionary back then.

i like how those cuts were used, so frequently and pretty fluid too.


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Get on my level boys.


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NEW scan of A Trip Down Market Street, but no sound


<This scan of the legendary pre-earthquake film was made from the best existing material at 4K (4096 x 3072) resolution and transcoded to 2K (2048 x 1536) for YouTube.

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Is this, dare i say, one of the best examples of what you can achieve with excellent tracking shots?


I'll go even further: Is this one of the best manage of camera in the cinema of 2000's?


I haven't seen it. I wonder who has? Because it has a surprisingly low rating, rather intriguing.

I remember the visual style of static shots from a distance in Dogtooth and The Lobster. Despite that change Yorgos has used the same cinematographer for just about everything.

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>closest reddit board to this one

For god's sake, they even included a Star Wars movie to the list. Is just the same mainstream kind with another mask.



I liked New Hope very much. Wouldn't put it in the first 100 tho.

Can anyone explain why is the matrix apeshit Empire Strikes Back so popular? he should have stopped after New Hope for his own sake



I haven't seen many films in general, so I haven't seen any that Šarūnas Bartas made. As for Lithuanian cinema, movies made here seem to be mostly either bleak dramas or dumb, low-brow comedies. A couple films I remember seeing in the cinema are Lošėjas (Gambler) in 2013 and Šventasis (The Saint) in 2016-2017. Both fall into the bleak drama category and both seemed a bit needlessly depressing, though I enjoyed them nevertheless. Another is Pelėdų Kalnas (Owl mountain) from 2018 which was well made and higher-budget than usual, though I didn't pay much attention to the plot which revolved around the partisan life in Soviet occupied Lithuania. Many of the mainstream "good films" in Lithuania are about the usurpations that the nation endured during and after WWII, such as Dievų Miškas (Forest of the Gods) from 2005 and the new Tarp Pilkų Debesų (Ashes in the Snow) in 2018, which I haven't seen. I liked Forest of the Gods well enough, even if the acting was a bit primitive. Prieš parskrendant į žemę (Before Flying Back to Earth) from 2005 is a pretty good documentary about children with leukemia living in a hospital. An older and popular one that I enjoyed is Maža išpažintis (Little Confession) from 1971, which is a good glimpse into 1970's Soviet Lithuania, but finding it would be pretty hard apart from Lithuanian private trackers, and getting english subtitles would probably be impossible.


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Thanks for giving your assessment. I noticed the leukemia documentary before. It looked like a great one to watch, a powerful topic with 8.7 imdb rating. Forest of the Gods looks decent too. I see links for that one. The others are harder to find, like you say, but it's good to know what to look for in the future.

I watched the trailer for Owl Mountain, and even though it's about fighting back against the Soviets, I still get wary about the Voice of America because the US intentions aren't so noble either.


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