Films You've Seen Recently and Don't Know WTF to think

muser

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did people not get upset and stone the documenter to death?
Nope there wasn't any stoning but to be honest the after talk and questions were carried out in Vietnamese and Japanese neither of which I had a anywhere near good enough level to understand. was a tad disturbing seeing him suddenly appear in the flesh though.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
Started My Dinner With Andre last night. It's alright, but I find both actors and characters grating. I can't work out whether Wallace Shawn's awful, or whether he's supposed to be doing lots of forced laughter and expressions. His end of the conversation also doesn't feel genuine at all. Feels like he's giving a lecture to the audience rather than engaging with the person in front of him the way Andre is. The observations they're making all seem pretty obvious too. Maybe it was a bit more impressive at the time. My current feeling is it's essentially the scene in the bar from Fight Club where Brad Pitt talks about consumerism stretched out to the length of a film. The duvet/electric blanket thing in particular.
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
Started My Dinner With Andre last night. It's alright, but I find both actors and characters grating. I can't work out whether Wallace Shawn's awful, or whether he's supposed to be doing lots of forced laughter and expressions. His end of the conversation also doesn't feel genuine at all. Feels like he's giving a lecture to the audience rather than engaging with the person in front of him the way Andre is. The observations they're making all seem pretty obvious too. Maybe it was a bit more impressive at the time. My current feeling is it's essentially the scene in the bar from Fight Club where Brad Pitt talks about consumerism stretched out to the length of a film. The duvet/electric blanket thing in particular.
I like it, André is blackpilled to fuck, he can see all the way to the bottom. Wally doesn't want to look. That's the tension.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
I'll see how I feel when I finish it. I watched about an hour of it. Best bits thus far were Andre talking about Wally's electric blanket and those people burying him alive.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
The point they make about being incapable of genuinely expressing anything, friends just cracking jokes at dinner as normal rather than asking how Andre was after the death of his mother, still holds up.
 

entertainment

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Started My Dinner With Andre last night. It's alright, but I find both actors and characters grating. I can't work out whether Wallace Shawn's awful, or whether he's supposed to be doing lots of forced laughter and expressions. His end of the conversation also doesn't feel genuine at all. Feels like he's giving a lecture to the audience rather than engaging with the person in front of him the way Andre is. The observations they're making all seem pretty obvious too. Maybe it was a bit more impressive at the time. My current feeling is it's essentially the scene in the bar from Fight Club where Brad Pitt talks about consumerism stretched out to the length of a film. The duvet/electric blanket thing in particular.
I hated that one but tbh I don't think I got very far. From the beginning I immediately thought that the director was a theater nerd and that he should have just made it a theater play. It put me off to the whole thing, for some reason I have this great distaste for theater people
 

HMGovt

Bamber Clatscoigne
I'll see how I feel when I finish it. I watched about an hour of it. Best bits thus far were Andre talking about Wally's electric blanket and those people burying him alive.
I watched it stoned in the dead days between Christmas and New year a few years back, with the waves thundering in outside. It's not a casual watch. My dad wouldn't like it.
 

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Who loves ya, baby?
Yeah, definitely feels like something written for the stage. I dunno that Malle ever did any theatre work though and it wasn't him that wrote it..
 

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Finished it last night. The second half was much better than the first. The bit about inventing a new language, the pockets of light and New York being a concentration camp made me think of Luka's quest to build The Compound.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Just strapping ourselves in for Balabanov's Cargo 200 - I really like his films but never dared watched this one cos of it's fearsomely bleak reputation.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Yesterday we watched Possessor which is the first (I think) film from David Cronenberg's son... thoughtful sci-fi in which the main character's assassin personality is injected into people who are used to murder someone and then kill themselves. But it was a mess... the pacing was weird, it was confusing - especially cos it suffered from something i notice a lot these days where the music and noises are loud but conversation is impossible to catch - and moments of really horrible violence were thrown in to keep your attention. And then it just finished. Shame cos it felt there was something in there somewhere.
 
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