Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?


Movies/Shows you're watching.

  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
Hey Wolkenkrabber, thanks for bringing that 'Everybody In The Place' video. I don't usually stick around for an hour long youtube video, but that won me over.

I love how Deller describes that one photo of Ralf Hütter reaching out to the (presumably) Detroit  audience with his keyboard as a "contemporary history painting".

This reminded me of when I had a dedicated period of learning about the 1960's in middle school. We not only explored the history but culture too (and yes, drugs were mentioned, but not focalized.)

And on a regional note, fun to see old Jay Levine footage. He's a former long time Chicago news reporter.
« Last Edit: Aug 17, 2019, 20:15 by Bosco »  


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Has anyone watched this? I enjoyed this film, but I find this hard to recommend even to the seasoned movie goer. 

There is very thick deadpan style to this movie which might become horribly boring for some, and so distracting where it annoys and detracts from the story.

It was disturbing, yet funny, in the most complex way.

It probably has the best performance of someone that would be diagnosed with Aspergers.

and a Random thought that kept bothering me throughout the film, I think this movie might have benefited from being shot in black and white.


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1365
  • ONE MAN WILL RISK EVERYTHING TO SAVE HIS FAMILY.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Has anyone watched this?
Yes.
DON'T. LOOK. DOWN.


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
awesome.

It should be noted that it was intriguing enough for you to write up an extended thought. I think I feel the same as you towards the film, just with a more positive opinion on it.

Spoiler
To answer the question about why the police didn't factor. I'm guessing the director wanted to distance himself from lawful morality. This isn't about right or wrong, it seems it's about offending a "higher power", and doing what is necessary to justify the offense. Much like the myth many people suggest this movie is based on.

Does that make Martin the higher power? I don't know. Or maybe, he is just streamlined in greek myth philosophy, and we are just experiencing his belief system in parallel with morality.

Now my brain hurts, and I'm not totally sure what I'm saying.

There also seems to be other thematic approach which I can't quite put my finger on.

[close]


Hey Wolkenkrabber,

how you feel about this?:




  • Pioneer
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17
Dark.

It's brilliant but fairly confusing, not least because it's in German with subtitles.


  • 2rbo Nutt37
  • The ChemBase Team
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1768
  • Reining in the bots that freed themselves
It's even confusing at times for me :) Especially keeping track of who's connected with whom and why. I'm sort of glad next season will conclude the series and hopefully give us a satisfying pay-off ending.
You wanna know my biggest disappointment for the live sets 2019? You wanna know? I tell you what my biggest disappointment is: I AM FUCKING NOT THERE!


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1260
  • K+D+B is godlike
Peaky Blinders
no idea, no idea


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1365
  • ONE MAN WILL RISK EVERYTHING TO SAVE HIS FAMILY.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
There is very thick deadpan style to this movie which might become horribly boring for some, and so distracting where it annoys and detracts from the story.
I think it's worth noting that the director's next film, The Favourite eschewed the deadpan style, and hired the talents of Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. The latter winning the 2019 best actress Oscar (although really it was a three-hander, and I think Emma Stone would have been an equally worthy winner). It's probably easier to recommend The Favorite, although the ending is rather abrupt, so you end up sitting there thinking about it all during the end credits.


Hey Wolkenkrabber,

how you feel about this?:


Early "buzz" seems good for this. Looks like it may come under the "difficult but rewarding" category. I was looking through A24's list of films since they started releasing in 2013, and I think they're doing interesting things for a small company. These ones all jumped out at me as films that I've watched and that have made an impression on me:  Spring Breakers, Under The Skin, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, Slow West, Mississippi Grind, Room, Green Room, The Lobster (which I've seen since my comments on Sacred Deer), Trespass Against Us, Free Fire, Good Time, The Disaster Artist, Under The Silver Lake  *EDIT* oh and Lady Bird and Gaspar Noe's Climax with the dance sequence that was used for an unofficial Chems video.  Not bad, maybe they'll become the Junior Boys Own of independent film companies or something - worth investigating whatever they release.
« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2019, 19:39 by Wolkenkrabber »  
DON'T. LOOK. DOWN.


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
Early "buzz" seems good for this. Looks like it may come under the "difficult but rewarding" category. I was looking through A24's list of films since they started releasing in 2013, and I think they're doing interesting things for a small company.- worth investigating whatever they release.

Agree. And I've still yet to catch several of the ones you've seen but more importantly, 'Trespass Against Us'!

Also, to add some which I've seen which weren't on your list but thought were notable:

Room and Moonlight, are a bit Oscar bait-y (Moonlight won). Both were good, with the latter having some really great acting and beautiful cinematography. Subject matter might not be for everyone though.

Swiss Army Man Farting corpse and boner movie. Loved it. Score is wonderful (Manchester Orchestra). Really an easy sell, since I love the cast (Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe)

The Florida Project fantastic film. Might be a little painful dose of reality rather than entertaining, so tread carefully if you're only looking for escapism. 

The VVitch and Hereditary, Hard to win me over in the horror genre but these do it pretty well. Toni Collette pretty great in the latter.

And I see you watched Under the Silver Lake, and I just want to mention again, that's my favorite movie this year.


  • The ChemBase Team
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Female
  • Posts: 484
Because I need all the laughs I can get these days, I’ve been re-watching the first season of Baskets (this time with my son). Has anyone else seen this show? There are a lot of ridiculously wtf damn near non-sensical Chemical Brothers references in that show. Enough to rival the Chems references that are in Peepshow.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.


  • Peter the Bellboy
  • The ChemBase Team
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 1369
The VVitch and Hereditary, Hard to win me over in the horror genre but these do it pretty well. Toni Collette pretty great in the latter.

Just watched The VVitch the other day. I thought it was fantastic. I don't get to watch a lot of (/any) horror these days - wife isn't a fan - but this instilled my love of the genre (when it's done well) and still has me thinking about moments in it.
Hereditary has also been recommended by friends of mine that do watch horrors more often. They say it's on a similar level of quality so I'm definitely looking forward to finding a time to sit and watch that one too.
dancesoitallkeepsspinning


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
The last time I came across a Chemical Brothers reference that was non-musical in a film, was the movie that stared 3 generations of the Douglas family (Kirk, Michael, and the troubled son/grandson that I can't remember his name). I saw a 'Surrender' poster in the grandson's bedroom, and I went from this movie is stupid, to this movie is great!

Never heard of those shows Whirly, I'll have to check them out.




To add to my list A24 list. I finally sat down and caught the Jonah Hill 'Mid 90's' film. I thought it was really good, and was quite surprised Jonah was able to convey some strong heartfelt feelings from me. The film is not bullet proof, but the story felt very natural for that time period. Not sure this film will work as well outside of an American audience.


On a fun note, 'Turbo Kid' is fucking awesome. If you don't get bog down by low budget, this  apocalyptic, comedic, gore-fest is fantastic. It's got a full 80's synth score on par and if not better than SURVIVE's 'Stranger Things'. I would post the trailer, but it would spoil some of the best moments in the film. I highly recommend this film for this forum, and think its worth your time seeking it out. (It's on Amazon Prime!)


  • Galvanizer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 459
  • Insomnia...
Any thoughts on Joker?
(spoiler free for those who havent seen it)
Saw twice, 1 week ago with the Boys, and saturday with the family. To me I think its oscar worthy (at least for best leading actor, Joaquine phoenix killed it)
there wasn't any slow moments (although there was a plotpoint does seem a little unnecessary), it doesn't feel like 2 hours gone. there are even some stuff that you might not notice upon 1st watching the movie, like nods to other characters.
The soundtrack always gives me goosebumps, ive listened to it about 7 times already and I still get the feeling I got when I first heard it.

great movie, definetly suggest watching in theaters while its still here.
"The music Gets Louder, The Lights swirl faster, the chap who freaks out hasn't passed the acid test... A surprising number of these youngsters don't even know who Timothy Leary is..."


  • Giant
  • ******
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1037
  • trying
^Trying to catch it in 70mm before the limited run ends on Thursday!


  • Galvanizer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 383
Because I need all the laughs I can get these days, I’ve been re-watching the first season of Baskets (this time with my son). Has anyone else seen this show? There are a lot of ridiculously wtf damn near non-sensical Chemical Brothers references in that show. Enough to rival the Chems references that are in Peepshow.

I actually finally discovered this while going through a deep dive of between two ferns for a laugh as well. His type of humour is perfect when you're a bit over and fed up the 'life' situations. Unfortunately and with horror its not available anywhere in Australia. I only managed to watch unofficial previews on youtube.

And to compliment my paranoia and anxiety of the world I'm watching the final season of Mr. Robot as it comes out. Apparently a good conclusion is promised, we'll see. the 1st episode of this season was a good starter and the second one has just slowly continued on from that.
...'cause I don't like whats going on in the world. I'm scared of that...


 

You must be logged in to post. Login or register!