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by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Which films have you turned off before the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 7901

Re: Which films have you turned off before the end?

Another one my wife and I turned off after about five minutes was Jacques Demy's Une chambre en ville. I enjoy musicals, but when every line of dialogue is sung...I just can't do it. Anyone else seen this?
by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Which films have you turned off before the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 7901

Re: Which films have you turned off before the end?

I've never understood the fascination for Satantango - it seems to be one of those films you "have to" see if you want any avant garde streetcred (as was the case with Marienbad and Eraserhead when they came out). I guess this makes me a non-member, because I haven't seen Eraserhead or Satantango (...
by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Which films have you turned off before the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 7901

Re: Which films have you turned off before the end?

Good question, Dan, and one I sometimes struggle with because it seems like I don’t often have the visceral negative reactions that some have, particularly with films. For example, the films Lutz mentions – Last Year in Marienbad , Werckmeister Harmonies, Solaris , and Citizen Kane – are all films I...
by Matt Wuethrich
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2017
Replies: 710
Views: 57033

Re: Recently Watched Films 2017

I like Malle's American films I just watched God's Country , his documentary about Glencoe, MN, and came away thoroughly impressed by his ability to be empathetic with the camera. Some 30 years on in the Trump era, it's hard not to notice that he had his finger on something about what was stirring ...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Feldman Accusations
Replies: 10
Views: 3887

Re: Feldman Accusations

Thanks for posting this. I was completely unaware of these accusations, which are certainly troubling. Always important to broaden our perspective, for better or ill, particularly on such an iconic figure as Feldman.
by Matt Wuethrich
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Top five favorite Another Timbre discs
Replies: 15
Views: 4690

Re: Top five favorite Another Timbre discs

I would concur that Lost Daylight and Wandelweiser und so weiter are certainly major touchstones for the label I hesitated to put that in my top five, because I recall I found it rather uneven - though before shooting myself in the foot again, I admit I should go back to listen to it again to remin...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Top (10?) threads of IHM
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Re: Top (10?) threads of IHM

I for one would be interested in hearing more peoples' views on the live performances / installations / festivals etc. they take in. The write-ups of e.g. the Amplify sets have always been fascinating. Was there a dedicated thread for live write-ups? For example, did anyone attend the performance of...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Top five favorite Another Timbre discs
Replies: 15
Views: 4690

Re: Top five favorite Another Timbre discs

Great idea for a thread. I would concur that Lost Daylight and Wandelweiser und so weiter are certainly major touchstones for the label, but with almost a hundred releases and the mix of composition and improvisation (and all hybrids between), there are a lot of ways one could think about it. I've f...
by Matt Wuethrich
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: NFL 2016
Replies: 672
Views: 14952

Re: NFL 2016

jon abbey wrote:I was dead wrong about Forte, he looked great today.
As a long-suffering Bears fan, Forte was always the bright spot in the last five years or so. He never looked fast but before you knew it he picked up 8, 10 yards at a go. He kind of glides more than runs. Was sad to see him go.
by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: Trump Is A Dipshit
Replies: 709
Views: 75455

Re: I Hate America

I'm sure he did something in between those years you mentioned, but I agree that The Apprentice show took it to another level. Before his birther 'advocacy' and presidential 'aspirations', the two things I associated with Donald Trump were The Apprentice and, before that, his early 90s affair with ...
by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: Trump Is A Dipshit
Replies: 709
Views: 75455

Re: I Hate America

also every time I type a sentence that includes the word "Trump", I feel dumber. +1 on this. The real tragedy of this election is that the discourse seems lower than ever (yes, yes, we say that every time but, recency bias be damned, it feels particularly true on this go-round) and real systemic is...
by Matt Wuethrich
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:25 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2015
Replies: 616
Views: 32431

Re: Recently Watched Films 2015

Dan Warburton wrote:Image

John Flynn, The Outfit, 1973

Newly reissued on DVD with 60+ page book included, yay!
Who's putting this out?
by Matt Wuethrich
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2015
Replies: 616
Views: 32431

Re: Recently Watched Films 2015

Can't say much more, really, because I haven't seen enough. Paging our man in Finland, Matt Wuethrich – any thoughts, Matt? Seeing this in a grimy theater in Kotka, a seaside city in southern Finland, when it first came out is one of my favorite cinematic experiences ever. That of course was helped...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: Unsanctioned EAI
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

Re: Unsanctioned EAI

Might there be room here for Human Music, the 1970 LP by Don Cherry and Jon Appleton?
by Matt Wuethrich
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Gangster Movie Recs
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Gangster Movie Recs

Off the top of my head, with brief content notes: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (not from the gangsters' perspective but from the perspective of someone tangled up with them) Gomorrah (a society poisoned by gangsters) Rififi (jewel thieves) Le Cercle Rouge (jewel thieves) Le Samourai (hitman) Prin...
by Matt Wuethrich
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: NYRB Classics
Replies: 63
Views: 18020

Re: NYRB Classics

http://thecaptivereader.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/summer.jpg The Summer Book - Tove Jansson In another context, I might have felt differently, but lying on the top deck of a boat floating through Dalmatian islands I was fairly charmed by these tales of a grandmother and granddaughter who live on ...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2014
Replies: 301
Views: 48894

Re: Recently Watched Films 2014

Unless you want to count things like Alien , Saw and Cube I was actually debating if Alien fit my category or not. What I'm after is the way the setting compresses all the action more or less to dialogue and interaction, so parts of Alien do fit. Haven't seen the other two and I can't say they're a...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2014
Replies: 301
Views: 48894

Re: Recently Watched Films 2014

Alfred Hitchcock, Lifeboat , 1944 - though to be honest, even Tallulah dahling gets slightly upstaged by Walter Slezak's indestructible Nazi http://www.cineoutsider.com/reviews/pix/l/li/lifeboat5.jpg Had this on a stack from the library and agree completely with your assessment, especially on the N...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2014
Replies: 301
Views: 48894

Re: Recently Watched Films 2014

http://rymimg.com/lk/l/w/d2ed9d3e71cb976cba774609e8392f96/2936872.png Jean-Luc Godard, 2 or 3 Things I know About Her , 1967 The flow of images and ideas is so unceasing that you could spend a lot of time parsing this one. On the other hand, it could all be (intentional) nonsense. That tension is w...
by Matt Wuethrich
Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2014
Replies: 301
Views: 48894

Re: Recently Watched Films 2014

Great list! A lot of those are new to me. It's summer here, but I'll queue these up for future viewing!