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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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Hey cool. I'm glad I'm not the only person still around from the old days. I remember that guy's trip as BlueHipps. I invited him to karagarga but his account was disabled before too long.


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Flash Sale: All discs 50% off for another 17 hours




Thank you.



>It's so easy to be a cinephile now as long as you blindly buy everything Criterion puts out and give the most basic analysis that tends to go completely against what the filmmaker is about or going for

I don't feel like anyone has the right to say it's hard to be a cinephile as long as he uses any privat tracker or has access to the internet.

>Basically the idea seems to be, watch these films, and you will know cinema. But there is *so* much more out there, and not all of the Criterion shit has to be good.

That's the consumer's fault not them. They never marketed their products this way.

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Here we go! Submit your favorite /film/s for the 8chan Top 250. We'll use this thread to discuss films that should and should not be included. Generally we want the list to reflect the nature of this board, so let's try to avoid mainstream titles. If you liked a recommendation from an old thread, or if you have a new suggestion to add to the list, now is the time to speak up.


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>basic Japs

Also The Naked Island. I love the stoic beauty of this film. For me a memorable scene is the brief moment of joy/relief at the end of the day in the bath.

Perhaps Funeral Parade of Roses too, even though I'd rank it slightly below some of the other Japanese films mentioned ITT


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I would like to nominate

Dante's Inferno (1911).

Talked about in another thread and I remembered now much I liked it. This film has lot of cool otherworldly scenes of spiritual beings and the afterlife. Since the film was made so long ago, the supernatural scenes are all the more strange and elusive.

I have misgivings about the experimental ambient music that's used on most versions you'll find. The music has a cold metallic texture, and the style is much different than anything the film's creators could have intended. I think it changes the film a lot from whatever it was originally.


I nominate Limite (1931), Ménilmontant (1926) and The House is Black (1963). I had just typed up a long explanation but the page refreshed and now it's gone. So I will come back later and do it. :(



Is Internet in Holland really that bad?


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Imho it's better to deeply understand 1 than maybe not understand 7.

Since cinema is not a passive activity to me, seeing this many would prevent me too fully realize the scope and size of some directors and digest them. I won't be able to see every important film in existance anyway and 1 film is not enough to judge and artist.

Jack of all, master of none is not a good thing to me.

Btw Marco Ferreri's L'Udienza deserves a spot Imho. That or La Grande Abbuffata or even Dillinger è Morto.

Really Underrated.

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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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Does paying for watching movies in shit quality over internet give you any advantages over "pirating"?

Also don't you feel like storing terabytes worth of film? The Darkness can come anytime.



>Does paying for watching movies in shit quality over internet give you any advantages over "pirating"?

For casual viewing of stuff I don't care too much about, lower quality is okay with me. Sometimes I watch SD versions instead of HD anyway. I'm not subscribed to any streaming sites right now though.

>Also don't you feel like storing terabytes worth of film? The Darkness can come anytime.

Well, the data can pile up and become a chore to manage. I wanted to put everything on an 8TB drive and it won't fit. So I need s second one.


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>kinky african tribeswoman

That's slang for naked, as non-kinky african tribeswomen only wear a thong




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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Looking for films with an archaic or medieval kind of setting. Any recs?

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>Zeman is predecessor of all the shittines that came in with normalization and post '89.

Can you explain what you mean, maybe give some examples?



>Would watch it, but the only option to watch it is to buy it.

It's on rutracker



When the normalization came, it came with strong censorship; most films that were shot were tv crime serials, crime films, dramas and "comedies". Censorship alone wouldn't be a problem, but most directors that were allowed/wanted to shot were somewhat pro-stalinist or Joes, or simply adjusted themselves to normalization.

Bláznova kronika is comedy, so I'm listing all my problems with it that haunts todays czech cinematography.

The actors act like if they are acting stupidly bad on purpose, there is no truth in their masks, they forceplay their roles. It resembles some shit plebeian greek comedy. It's not funny. It's vulgar.

It panders to the lowest common denominator. It shows the lowlinnes of masses and panders to them with muh common sense and muh ordinary people are smartasses that always outsmart those above them, in this case le evil royalists/aristocracy/military.

common sense is bullshit, it's mere glorified myopia

The language used is awful. Maybe I wouldn't be against it if most very dumb people wouldn't be using all those smartass words, but it's common that you see people like that here in czech way too often. See above. There's nothing sublime in it. It's vulgar.

Not sure about how I should approach the comedy itself part, but it's all vulgar, too vulgar. That's why nobody in their right mind should ever read Zola, it's the same.

About camera, as I said before, I lack in vocabulary.

For reference see Troška, Poledňáková, Lipský, Svěrák, some films from Hřebejk, Menzel, Kachyňa etc. Especially first three and Menzel. The newer films you watch, the worse it should be.

post-89 is capitalism, so there's your answer

you have to sell, and making shit films is the easiest way


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Interesting. As an outsider I wouldn't have noticed a lot of the things you mentioned. The anti-monarchy bias seems pretty common in those types of films, you almost expect it at this point.

On the topic of censorship, one of the most abrupt changes I've seen from a Czech director was Jaromil Jires. He got in trouble for making Zert which was very critical of the govt. A couple years later he made Bolshevik propaganda with ...a pozdravuji vlastovky.



he's Slovak, oops

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How about top 10 actresses from films before 1980? I got a thing for Swede blondes but I did include a few black haired beauties. It all started when I was talking with a friend about how much more brautiful women were casted to bring works to life and capture our hearts and really make them classics. But after googling some women I remember fondly I found them to be pretty rat faced and disgusting. Also bonus points are seeing them at 80-90 years old and how sometimes beauty never fades or how plastic surgery and drugs really affects the elite. Anyways heres mine in order.

Bibi anderrson wild strawberries

Brigitte bardot Viva Maria

Claudia cardinale 8 1/2

Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at tiffanys

Ursula andress dr no

Britt ekland get carter

Claudette colbert it happenned one night

Katharine ross the graduate

Inger stevens hang em high

Julie christie Dr Zhivago

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Catherine Spaak

French girl who was in a lot of Italian movies in the 1960s

Her last name seems more Dutch than French to me, what do you think?



Spaak could be Swedish


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What are your favorite horror/horror-esque films? Post stills, posters, covers, whatever...

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Its really nice, its basicslly a love story between a boy and a vampire girl. Though I have to say that they hinted at many things which were only fully explained in the book. But still its a 7,5/10.


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I'd say Wax Museum is a better film than the average Universal horror. Universal is loved for the classic monsters, but the scriptwriting has a lot of flat characters and contrived plot points. I feel like I have to lower expectations to enjoy those films.

Wax Museum also has many scenes with the Gatling banter of a screwball comedy. It must be the first film with the trope of constant verbal jousting between male and female newspaper reporters.

Pretty good 30s Hollywood horror. I think the laserdisc has the proper grading for red/green 2 strip technicolor. Other versions get it wrong.


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Here's an interesting article about the word horror itself. The word was rarely used until humanity was forever changed by the extreme carnage of World War I.




I know I'm responding to a 4 month old post, but if anyone here hasn't seen this, I highly recommend it. It's a super artistic revenge movie with horror elements; I wouldn't necessarily classify it as a straight horror movie, but there's enough supernatural elements, dark imagery, and blood and violence for it to be included in this thread. The plot line is very very simple, the trailer pretty much tells the story, but it's shot and edited so beautifully that it doesn't really matter.



>Universal is loved for the classic monsters, but the scriptwriting has a lot of flat characters and contrived plot points. I feel like I have to lower expectations to enjoy those films.

I feel the exact opposite way. Most of them are basically just drama films with supernatural elements. The writing is the most important part of the films.

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Does anyone know where I can watch La nuit fantastique? It isn't on thepiratebay and I really want to see it.
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The whole things up on YouTube by the way.

I was going to say something but I got too lazy to post.


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Can anyone find 93 Days (2016)? It looks pretty terrible, but I want to watch it.



It's not on any of the private sites I checked


Long time ago (probably in 1993 or something) I saw a shitty movie where a group of terrorists captured something (plane, ship, airport, don't remember) using plastic colorful guns that looked like alien blasters (they were shooting normally, not like pewpew).

Now when I'm trying to find this movie, I fail spectacularly, as all Google and other searchers give me on variations of "movie where terrorists use plastic guns" exclusively fucking hysteria articles on Liberators and prop guns.



Could it have been the 1972 German movie "Bloody Friday" ?


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ITT: GOAT Documentaries
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OK, now I want to see a documentary about real democracy in China. This one made it seem like no Chinaman has ever voted before. But wikipedia says that local elections have been democratic.

<In the early 1980s, a few southern villages began implementing "Vote for your Chief" policies, in which free elections are intended to be held for the election of a village chief, who holds a lot of power and influence traditionally in rural society.[16] Many of these multi-candidate elections[17] were successful, involving candidate debates, formal platforms, and the initiation of secret ballot boxes


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Streetwise (1984)

d. Martin Bell


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The Gang - How A Government Agency Uses The Law To Destroy Your Rights & Freedoms


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Thames Television did segments on the Lebanese Civil War and 8-Year War.


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Speaking of wars I just found out about Balkan Wars of Đoka Bogdanović. It's some of the earliest film documentation of real soldiers in a warzone, shot during the Second Balkan War in 1913. I really like watching this stuff even if there's not much action in the footage. Reading about history cannot substitute for seeing it yourself. When you watch you notice subtleties like how people dressed, how they interacted, how their towns looked, etc.

Bogdanović's film has been well-restored for a 3-disc release and many clips are online at http://www.europeanfilmgateway.eu/content/pioneer-cinematic-war-reporting-dyordye-dyoka-bogdanovi%C4%87

<Dyoka Bogdanović was no newcomer to cinema. Born to a lawyer’s family in 1860, he set up Belgrade’s first movie theatres in 1905. The experience of the First Balkan War (1912–1913) led him to the idea of re-enacting Serbian victories for the camera. In order to realise this plan, Bogdanović contracted two camera operators who were working for the Vienna outpost of Pathé, Europe’s leading producer of newsreels.

<In the midst of the filming preparations in June 1913, Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Greece, thus unleashing the Second Balkan War. Bogdanović immediately understood that this was his chance to film real combat operations instead of re-enacted ones. He decided to abandon his original plans and send his camera operators to the front. During the month of July, the men – whose names are unknown even today – shot footage of battles, of devastated villages, of war victims, of prisoners of war, and of soldiers in their everyday life. Out of this footage, Bogdanović quickly compiled a number of short documentaries and newsreels. These films are noteworthy not only because few other moving images of the Second Balkan War exist, but also because they rank among the earliest cinematic recordings showing soldiers in action in real war situations.

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By which I mean that you guys are disrespectful and ignorant to this art as much as the next redditor.

Both of you treat Film as a consumer identity as a football hooligan by choosing a "tribe" and avoiding intellectual discussion, constructive criticism or simple confrontation in favour of primitive and destructive bashing of each others favorite brands.

Both of you are more interested in quantity and respecting over emotionally understanding and absorbing the craft of this art.

Both of you are highly illiterate and pander to the lowest common understanding and effect of this art this being "empathy".

Both of you are anti film and victims of the current methods of distribution that make film something trivial and inferior to television, advertising and videoclip.

Both of you can name more films than any of the great Auteurs in history yet you will never be on the same level of even the lowest of the mass produced confectioners because you treat this art as a flag and as a choice instead of being organically part of your being. This not only is valid for cinema but for everything else and sadly not just on the internet but this malaise of yours is leaking in real life (or maybe viceversa).

Pasolini once said that "what authoritarianism was unable to do with his solemn retoric television did with the opposite". Since television and film do have deep down a blood relation and in a ceratain sense use the same language it's your fault if the world it's in shit.

Instead of being the only sense of reason and the only art form who can still make a difference you guys as the rest of the "cinephile" choose balkanization and hooliganism.



How about you show us how it's done instead of whining about it? If you want to discuss a film make a thread about the film.


>Instead of being the only sense of reason and the only art form who can still make a difference

This smells funky, seems you are cooking a socio-political statement (or only teasing one) as an ideology for a general art form

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I thought this might be a good idea so that we don't crowd the catalog and that threads of a higher quality can remain more accessible for longer. I'll start... and I apologize because I know how vague this is going to be. A couple months back (and I think it was on this board) I saw a recommendation for a French film that was made in the last five years. It's most obvious characteristic was the intense, unusual camerawork; holding on strange angles and shaking violently at times. I saw a scene and all I remember is that it took place in the woods, with two characters maybe? That's all I have...

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Have any of you downloaded/watched some /film/ approved stuff in 4K? How big are the files? I just got a new TV so I'd like to try out full resolution.


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UHD is mostly mainstream and new releases, but you can also find Suspiria, Lawrence of Arabia, They Live, 2001 A Space Odyssey. Maybe others too but that's all I know offhand. I noticed there's a lot of Chinese films in UHD too.

The filesizes are about 15 GB and up.

You can find some of the files here:



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Some of the early Bond movies are on iTunes.

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This thread should serve the purpose of the sharing and discussing of new and upcoming films. I'll start with the film November.

>In a Medieval Estonian village, a group of peasants use magic and folk remedies to survive the winter, and a young woman tries to get a young man to love her.

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Di qiu zui hou de ye wan AKA Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)

>Past and present, reality and dream interweave in Bi Gan's stunningly beautiful and highly innovative film noir.



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Process AKA The Trial (2018)

>In 1930 in Moscow, USSR. the Soviet government puts a group of top rank economists and engineers on trial, accusing them of plotting a coup d'état


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Bone Tomahawk director + Mel and Vince Vaughn

Have to watch it


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Is this as bad as it looks? The retro poster got me interested and M83 does the music. But the trailer looks repulsive.

The story is about women making gay porn in the 70s. That sound ridiculous. Why would women make gay porn?

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ITT: Western films

What are your favorite westerns?
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I always like finding stuff like this - great editing of old films into a new trailer. This video was made for "Essential Westerns" playing at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville.


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The ending is beautiful and sad. He saves the girl but is cut off from the future.


Vera Miles is Jeffrey Hunter's girl.


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> Paramount Ranch.

All buildings have been torched by the Woolsey Fire. Only the church remains standing.




Looks like the perfect time to shoot a western film about a town burning.


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I watched High Noon recently and I completely disagree with people who call it a communist Western. Based on its reputation and the time period when it was made, I expected hamhanded speechifying or maybe some sob story about the proletariat. There was none of that. Instead it was an excellent western with the best role I've seen for Gary Cooper.

John Wayne complained that the townspeople of High Noon were unrealistically cowardly. They needed a sheriff to do their dirty work. But he starred in films where the same thing happens. Rio Bravo in particular has a very similar plot to High Noon. And generally, western bit players make way for the alpha dog to face down the villain(s). It's true this behavior is not realistic, but why single out one film for a trope followed by most? These are fictional stories that attempt set the stage for conflict and usually heroism. Realism is a lower priority.

Furthermore, the John Ford films Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley had moments where characters went on diatribes for the downtrodden. Did Wayne ever complain about the overt lefty content from his favorite director? If not, it's another instance where he unfairly singled out High Noon.

Because of the inconsistencies in his criticism, I think John Wayne took issue with High Noon not for its substance, but out of jealousy for the acclaim Gary Cooper received. Both men completed for a Best Actor Oscar that year. Cooper won.

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ITT great soundtracks
I know I've mentioned Drowning with Numbers recently since I watched it recently but damn it's got a hell of a soundtrack.
Have the Akira soundtrack as a bonus:
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Are there any current composers who continue the musical legacy of the great Toru Takemitsu?

I can't think of any, and that's a shame. If there are new Japanese films with Toru's style of soundtrack I'd love to know about them.



Hell yes 👲🎤🎸🎺🥁


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An hour after this post, the same story posted on /tv/ got 50+ replies. Here, it is like pulling teeth to get a single reaction to anything. I'm not pretending it's the best topic but holy shit.




There's no way you could have thought he was serious not only because he collaborated with Tarantino, but because as good of a musician as he is, he's literally Reddit: The Composer.

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Shots/stills you like thread.

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ITT classic movies that you didn't understand the hype for. Pic related, my ones (Les 400 Coups, Battleship Potemkin and The African Queen), also a lot of Hitchcocks films. Can anyone explain what makes these more than just pretty good? And what classics did you lot not really get?
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I enjoyed both of those, although I don't have a fresh memory of the film Sunset Blvd or the book All Quiet on the Western Front


Battleship Potemkin for the montage/technical feats and the modern "intelligencia" is comprised of pretentious communists, the African Queen was a fun simple journey and I think the first movie to have caricatured contrast of the protagonists which is now a story-telling staple for better and worse. The 400 Blows hits the perfect spot between nostalgia, romance and objectivity about alienation and wonder youth, my complaint with it is that the pacing and length of parts is unbalanced.


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Sez here it's hard to find this film because of rights issues involving Gershwin estateS and MGM.

However, Porgy and Bess was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry in 2011. You'd think that entails an obligation to make it easier for the public actually watch it?


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I posted that image and I forgot what it was until now



For me it's Some Like it Hot. I mean it's okay but it's not that funny. Certainly not hilarious.

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