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oh man i absolutely loved paterson. jarmusch is a wizard.

how did the same person make limits of control. perplexed.

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Andy Malcolm wrote:

oh man i absolutely loved paterson. jarmusch is a wizard.

how did the same person make limits of control. perplexed.

Great, isn't it? I felt the same way regarding your point about Limits of Control (and some others). Dude totally knocked it out the park with this one.

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Went to see Paterson Monday, loved it so much.

Bummed I missed Broadway showing Gimme Danger but I guess i'll just pick that up when it's out.

Want to see the Arrival on the big screen but don't think i'm going to have time before they stop showing.

Also bought Blue Ruin after watching Green Room (which I thought was great, so looking forward watching that next week

Added: 01-12-2016 13:28:30

Oh I also bought Django, Prepare a Coffin the other day, can't wait to watch that when I get a few hours to sit down with it

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django,_Prepare_a_Coffin

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kyle wrote:

Also bought Blue Ruin after watching Green Room (which I thought was great, so looking forward watching that next week

Oh cool I loved them both I'd not known there was a connection. Awesome.

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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Saw a couple of films I didn't really enjoy (Edge of Tomorrow, the Night Before - the latter being notable only for Michael Shannon's excellent cameo as a philosophical weed dealer).

Started on the Herzog/Kinski box set over the weekend & watched 'Aguirre, The Wrath of God'. Was very good - but I'm worried I'm going to struggle with the box set a bit because everything I've read about Kinski makes me find it quite hard to separate him being all malevolent & manic on screen and what he supposedly got up to in real life. Normally I'm ok separating these things too much, but struggled a bit with Aguirre.

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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Nocturnal Animals was great!

Hoping to see Arrival this week

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Two films that left a lasting impression:

Flesh + Blood - Can't believe I hadn't seen this. As ridiculous as usual for Verhoeven, like a Spaghetti western caper mixed with "wasn't-medieval-Europe-horrid" shlockly exploitation verging on pulp fantasy (with more than one extremely problematic scene, again as standard for Verhoeven)... The Spanish filming locations only add to its Spaghetti western vibe, as do all the Spanish extras; the bad-King character is played by Zombie #1 from Living Dead at Manchester Morgue! Both good and bad, all for the better. If I'd had it on video as a kid it would have been a staple

Rituals - Now THIS is what I'm talking about. A late '70s cheap-and-not-so-cheerful backwoods thriller that plays like a mix between Deliverance and The Hills Have Eyes, as heavy as both and playing on a comparable 'war is hell' analogy...It's claustrophobic and genuinely effective/creepy, and it's also got a strong proto-Blair Witch vibe; a claim often made about films but rarely accurately - as well as the general setting and "who took my stuff?" scenes outside tents, it's the way much of the film is the actors DOING (rather than acting) what's being shown (mainly people accidentally falling over and having a horrible time). Which isn't unusual for '70s indie cinema, but it does it better than most. It also exploits 'male-only' survival tropes without resorting to macho triumphalism. I loved everything about it, basically - best film discovery this year!

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Rituals sounds great - can only turn up a couple of very low rips on YouTube - is there a DVD release?

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

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Has anyone seen 'Under the Shadow'? Hadn't heard of it but noticed it was Mark Kermode's film of the year and is showing at my local on Tuesday of next week

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jebb wrote:

Has anyone seen 'Under the Shadow'? Hadn't heard of it but noticed it was Mark Kermode's film of the year and is showing at my local on Tuesday of next week

it's on netflix now as well, going to watch it this week as have only heard good things