What to Watch! Theatrical Releases for the Week of September 19, 2014.
We’ve got a BUNCH of movies coming out this week, all of them interesting in their own individual ways. Thankfully, the quality of these films seems to be signaling the end of a film drought and the beginning of this insane looking fall and winter season. Let’s take a look!
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Four Rooms | 1995 | dir. Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino
Like with every anthology film, certain shorts are definitely more entertaining than others, and for a long time, this train wreck of a film isn’t even that funny, but it is train wreck that still has its moments of fun, almost completely thanks to the final two shorts, directed by Rodriguez and Tarantino respectively.
Best to Worst
- The Misbehavers
- The Man From Hollywood
- The Missing Ingredient
- The Wrong Man
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The Iceman | 2012 | dir. Ariel Vromen
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After Life | 1998 | dir. Hirokazu Koreeda
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The Human Centipede | 2009 | dir. Tom Six
• 17 September 2014 • 32 notes
The evolution of Méliès copyright cards
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Ring of Bright Water | 1969 | dir. Jack Couffer
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The Wizard of Oz | 1939 | dir. Sepia, Technicolor, and ‘Home’
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Gerald McBoing-Boing | 1950 | dir. Robert Cannon
• 13 September 2014 • 67 notes
What to Watch! DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for the Week of September 9, 2014.
As per usual, a lot of films coming out on DVD this week: some relatively unknown, some sleeper hits, and then Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Let’s take a look!
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San Francisco | 1936 | dir. Willard S. Van Dyke
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Amélie | 2001 | Jean Pierre Jeunet
Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amelie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people’s lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor.
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Woyzeck | 1979 | dir. Werner Herzog
"A good murder, a real murder, a beautiful murder, as beautiful as any man can hope to see— We haven’t had one like this in ages."
With this music.
• 12 September 2014 • 37 notes
The Reflection of Life: The Films of François Truffaut
Arguably the most humanistic directors to come out of the French New Wave, François Truffaut is the kind of director whose films ran deep with a love of cinema. It’s impossible to talk about the French New Wave without mentioning him, and unfortunately, he is mostly remembered today for the films he made that adhered to all the qualities of that era (400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim). Looking beyond that, though, his filmography runs deep with fascinating characters, terrific performances, and one of the most strong loves of humanity that I think the cinema has ever seen. If you’ve never seen anything beyond his New Wave works, treat yourself to some, and if you’ve never seen ANY film of his, now’s a great time to start.
Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) | 1959
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player) | 1960
Jules et Jim (Jules and Jim) | 1962
Le Peau douce (The Soft Skin) | 1964
Baiser volés (Stolen Kisses) | 1968
Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board) | 1970
La Nuit américane (Day for Night) | 1973
L’Argent de poche (Pocket Money a.k.a. Small Change) | 1976
L’Homme qui aimait les femmes (The Man Who Loved Women) | 1977
Le Dernier métro (The Last Metro) | 1980
(Note: This is just a small gathering of the final images of Truffaut’s films, there’s still plenty out there worth checking out!)
- Intern Kevin (thegreatestblogevertold.tumblr.com)
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Stranger Than Paradise | 1984 | dir. Jim Jarmusch
It’s not necessarily the adventures of Willie (John Lurie), Eva (Eszter Balint), and Eddie (Richard Edson) that make this feature so great, considering these characters don’t really do much on those jaunts besides smoke cigarettes, watch TV, and gamble, but rather because of the intimacy that exists between the film and the viewer thanks to the grounded performances.
• 12 September 2014 • 158 notes