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  1. The Netflix Thread

    So what's the best Netflix "original" movie? My vote is for I DONT FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. though it isn't a great crop is it?
  2. I am saddened that we've yet to hear anything about another season. Netflix is usually quick with renewals. If there isn't one I'll be insufferably pouty.
  3. Doctor Who Omnibus Thread

    Isn't this coming from the same source that said Kris Marshall was gonna be the next doctor?
  4. The Criterion Collection

    The JABBERWOCKY cover is excellent.
  5. AUGUST 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    So if you really liked PROMETHEUS would you fucking love this film? Asking for a friend...
  6. AUGUST 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    Picked up the Sonny Chiba samurai action pack at a sidewalk sale. $2 DVD with Shogun's Ninja, The Bodyguard, and Legend of the 8 Samurai. pretty pleased.
  7. AUGUST 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS is fucking terrific. If there's a better horror movie this decade I can't think of it. and Glenn Close is a surprising actress, which is something you can't say about many of her contemporaries. edit: yes even better than GET OUT.
  8. The Really Swell News Thread

    And now I'm teaching full time in the winter! Best luck I've had in years.
  9. Horror Book Thread

    Anyone read any of S. Craig Zahler's books? (I think horror is the genre to put him in. Plus there isn't a Western thread)
  10. I think BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA counts. Also, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN.
  11. [DVDVRMC] JULY 2017 - RED, WHITE OR BLUE

    SOLDIER BLUE (NELSON, 1970) The hopefulness of the 60s counterculture (at least the white counterculture) sure gave way to cynicism in the 1970s. Though perhaps that cynicism was called for. SOLDIER BLUE, based on the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, was released less than a year after the My Lai massacre become public knowledge. As a revisionist Western, it not only offers a strong criticism of imperialism and colonialism, but also suggests that the American project--born out of two genocides--is perhaps irredeemable. SOLDIER BLUE is obviously indebted to Arthur Penn's BONNIE & CLYDE, certainly in its aesthetics and in the way that it merges humour with ultraviolence. The film even begins with a warning that the last part of the film (the massacre proper) is going to be violent and hard to watch. (I watched the edited version, which is supposedly far less graphic, and the final massacre is pretty brutal.) Of course, THE WILD BUNCH and McCABE & MRS MILLER are also touch points. Nelson isn't Penn, though, and the merging of humour and violence doesn't always work quite as well. The film is far better than I expected, though. Candace Bergen, who I basically know from Murphy Brown, is young, sexy, and feisty as fuck (with a voice three octaves higher--she must be a smoker). There's also a bit part for Donald Pleasance as Isaac Q. Cumber--as you'd expect, Pleasance is awesome (and I almost didn't recognize him at first). Peter Strauss, who I've never heard of, plays the titular character, real name Honus Gant. He's not a great actor, by any means, but he does enough not to take you too far out of the movie. In fact, he plays naivety and earnestness well-enough that you can get behind his utter horror in the final scenes of the film. The last you see of Gant, he's being dragged behind a US wagon, to where he'll probably be hanged as a traitor or a coward, having refuse to partake in the massacre. It speaks to the success of the film that you can see this one man's refusal, however ultimately impotent, as a real triumph.
  12. [DVDVRMC] JULY 2017 - RED, WHITE OR BLUE

    I watched a movie with blue in the title last night! I take it you want the reviews posted in this thread?
  13. The Criterion Collection

    Never heard of it, but damn, it's got Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin as well!
  14. JULY 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    There's never a hint of tune or melody. It's just straining strings and long brass farts.
  15. JULY 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    I saw Dunkirk and though there's much to say my main take away was that the so-called score was fucking terrible.
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