Mister Lonely | 2007 | dir. Harmony Korine
If you had doubts about Harmony Korine’s ability as a director, watch Mister Lonely because it truly proves that this man has an eye and a vision, whatever that may be, but if you dislike Korine because of his writing, this film won’t change your mind because even though it somewhat succeeds at portraying a group of lonely people who would rather live as a different character or personality, it fails to give almost any information about the people out of their makeup and costumes.
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Post Tenebras Lux | 2012 | dir. Carlos Reygadas
“Let’s not let them get the better of us. They’ve got individuals; we’ve got a team. So come on, let’s go.”
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Mouchette | 1967 | dir. Robert Bresson
"Bresson for some reason repeats the final image over and over again, an effect so subtle I only noticed it by accident. Bresson’s films often show the mark of the Surrealists (I’m thinking of the arrows shot into the ground in Lancelot du Lac(1974), or the crowd staring into the café long after the arrested party has been escorted out in L’Argent (1983), or even the momentary frozen poses people sometimes struck in Pickpocket (1959)). Could this be that one odd touch he likes to put in his films? A suggestion—what with the waves moving out, freezing, moving backwards, freezing, then moving out again—that Mouchette’s soul doesn’t really end, that an eternity exists out there somewhere?” —Critic After Dark
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Punchlines: The Last Laugh
These are a few films that made me geek out as a kid. My sense of humor has evolved greatly since then but still they manage to get a good laugh out of me. There were a lot of adult-ish jokes that went over my head when I was younger that I can finally laugh at now. Here are the last big laughs these films try to leave you with.
Tommy Boy | 1995 | dir. Peter Segal
Airplane! | 1980 | dir. Jim Abrahams / Jerry Zucker / David Zucker
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective | 1994 | dir. Tom Shadyac
Cool Runnings | 1993 | dir. Jon Turteltaub
Little Nicky | 2000 | dir. Steven Brill
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me | 1999 | dir. Jay Roach
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A Woman Under The Influence | 1974 | dir. John Cassavetes
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What to Watch! Theatrical Releases for the Week of June 27, 2014
It’s a diverse week of releases at the cinema, folks, as we delve into another edition of “What to Watch! Theatrical Releases.” A film that is practically the epitome of summer action blockbusters goes up against foreign transition, genre-bending cinema, cute independent music based story, a period piece, a David Wain film, and two documentaries. If that’s not variety, then I don’t know what is.
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Final images of Disney, pre-Pixar:
Here are ten of my personal favorite 2-D Disney films, before Pixar came along. I must say I’ve fallen away from Disney lately, but if any of these movies had a place in your childhood, you’ll understand the nostalgia that these classics.
-Intern Tom (v-has-come-to)
101 Dalmatians | 1961 | dir. Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
The Aristocats | 1970 | dir. Wolfgang Reitherman
Fantasia | 1940 | dir. Various directors (see here)
Hercules | 1997 | dir. Ron Clements, John Musker
The Jungle Book | 1967 | dir. Wolfgang Reitherman
The Lion King | 1994 | dir. Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Mulan | 1998 | dir. Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Peter Pan | 1953 | dir. Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske
Pocahontas | 1995 | dir. Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Tarzan | 1999 | dir. Chris Buck
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Spanish Filmmakers Master Post (Part One): Feature Film Directors
Spanish cinema has always been in crisis. Funding is still an issue today, but in the past, the lack of spectators has been linked to the poor exhibition, bad scripts, lack of promotion, illegal downloads … However, against all odds, Spain is an artist’s country. The proof is in the talent of the directors who, somehow, have managed to carry out their ambitious projects. Some are already recognized internationally; others doesn´t have that luck. But each and every one of them share the love for a cinema of new stories. Welcome to the reinvention of the Spanish cinema.
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Beware of a Holy Whore | 1971 | dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
"And I say to you that I am weary to death of depicting humanity without partaking of humanity." -Thomas Mann
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What to Watch! DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for the Week of June 24, 2014
Hello again friends! This week, we have at least one interesting film coming out on DVD, as well as least one bona fide stinker that was so not well received, that it immediately became a great episode on the Earwolf podcast How Did This Get Made. Let’s run it all down!
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Depart From Me | 2011 | dir. David Matheny
In this silent sci-fi a mad scientist runs experiments on a human test subject. This film is jam-packed with neat VFX and features an awesome soundtrack. Overall, it looks and feels like an opening to a video game. Unfortunately it only works as one scene, not an entire movie. Still, it’s full of After Effects eye candy and keeps you entertained all the way up until the point where it leaves you hanging.
Watch it here.
-Intern Owen (datimagery)
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La Collectionneuse | 1967 | dir. Eric Rohmer
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Children of Men | 2006 | dir. Alfonso Cuaron
For this episode of The Past Picture Show, intern Jackie (noackie) saw Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men for the first time, and liked it quite a bit!
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Escape from Tomorrow | 2013 | dir. Randy Moore
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Safety Last! | 1923 | dir. Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor
Hands down, my favorite final gag of the silent era. Simple, elegant, perfect.
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