Films you've seen recently and would unreservedly recommend:

Simon silverdollarcircle

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Just watched that Minding The Gap doc about skaters in the rust belt and it had me in bits

It's on bbc iPlayer at the moment. recommend it especially if you have unresolved family issues but who doesn't?
 
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IdleRich

IdleRich
We watched Clive Barker's Nightbreed yesterday. I've never seen it before although there was a terrible computer game I have played that came free when you bought an Amiga in 1992 or so I remember. Anyway, the film has a good set up and loads of good ideas - basically Lovecraft meets, um, The White of the Eye perhaps - in there but it is let down badly by an increasingly ridiculous plot (culminating in a full on pitched battle between police backed up by redneck psychos, and the deformed monsters of Midian) and also by frankly terrible make-up. Have fx really come on so far since the 90s?
But the first hour or so is good and the music (by Danny Elfman) has one or two tunes that could be Morricone if you squinted with your ears


Actually, it also reminds me a little of Les Baxter's Dunwhich Horror OST come to think of it


Oh yeah and it's got David Cronenbourg in it as a creepy psychiatrist.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Anyone seen Satantango? I have access to it on my Kanopy library account, if anyone wants to use it. My experience is that its a tough film to find, but maybe that isn't the case for all. Haven't seen it yet, myself.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I have not. Isn't it like seven hours long?
I enjoyed Werckmeister Harmonies and The Man From London but haven't got round to his others yet for some reason.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Yeah its the seven hour one. I haven't seen any of his yet. Might be better to start with regular length film, no? In preparation for the marathon. I'm flirting with the idea of watching it in one sitting, although I don't know if I'll make it. Oughta be a revelatory experience I reckon.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Yeah its the seven hour one. I haven't seen any of his yet. Might be better to start with regular length film, no? In preparation for the marathon. I'm flirting with the idea of watching it in one sitting, although I don't know if I'll make it. Oughta be a revelatory experience I reckon.
Seven hours is a stretch... but you never know. I remember watching Munch by Watkims and expecting to split it into two bits but ended up getting engrossed and just going straight through. Although that's only 3.5 hours.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Did you sit and watch it all the way through?
I saw the really long version of War and Peace at the Barbican but it had breaks.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I thought anything to do with Warhol and The Factory was cool when I was 16. Apart from The Velvet Underground, I've always hated them.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Satantango? I didn't know there was a book.
It's by László Krasznahorkai. A bunch of Tarr's films are based on his novels or co-written by him. He wrote Satantango and The Melancholy of Resistance (which Tarr adapted into Werckmeister Harmonies) and he co-wrote The Turin Horse and some of the others.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
I've seen the first few chunks of Out 1, but never finished it. Intertwining storylines, two of which are about experimental theater troupes. One of the scenes was a sort of id-performance where the actors of one of the troupes flopped around and grunted and groped each other in a sort of precognitive way.
 
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