Recently Watched Films 2016

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FilmStruck is a good streaming movie site that I've recently discovered and joined lately. They have most of the Criterions like Hulu did a couple years back. The thing is, I just bought this new computer thinking it would kick ass, but it has trouble streaming videos. So now I await for my used iPad air to come in the mail, and VR headset too, because I always end up falling asleep watching movies in bed with a phone held up to my face.

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liked Creepy a lot. Akiko Ashizawa is a highly underrated, seller cinematographer. Kurosawa continues to find novel and impressive low budget tactics to achieve atmospherics.

makes a good double bill with The Wailing actually, not only in its shared "fuck the police" and "oni" angles, but also in sense that one has a laugh out loud tone belying deep emotion while the other is overwrought from the jump belying a deep sense of humor.
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leroysghost wrote:as much as i miss IHM community, i'm intensly embarrassed about everything that was posted here, particularly by me
You shouldn't be - even if you've changed your mind (reading one's old rants and raves can be painful, I know), I really enjoyed your posts LG and discovered a lot of fine movies as a result. So thanks and Happy New Year to you (all, lobsters included) :D
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FWIW, here's the shortest possible shortlist I've been able to draw up for favourite films seen for the first time in 2016, in case anyone is interested. Hope you might find some you've enjoyed, or will enjoy

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Andrea Arnold, Wuthering Heights, 2011

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Raoul Ruiz, Comédie de l'innocence, 2000

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Larry Cohen, God Told Me To, 1976

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Roy Andersson, A Swedish Love Story, 1970

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Óskar Jónasson, Reykjavík - Rotterdam, 2008

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Chantal Akerman, No Home Movie, 2015

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Baltasar Kormákur, Hafið ("The Sea"), 2002

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François Ozon, Jeune et jolie, 2013

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Mario Monicelli, I soliti ignoti, 1958

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H.B."Toby" Halicki, Gone In 60 Seconds, 1974

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Leo McCarey, Ruggles of Red Gap, 1935

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Raoul Ruiz, Trois vies et une seule mort, 1996

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Ben Wheatley, High-Rise, 2015

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Zhao Liang, Behemoth, 2015

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Alain Jessua, Les chiens, 1979

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Grímur Hákonarson, Hrútar ("Rams"), 2015

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Georges Franju, Mon chien, 1955

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Alan Clarke, Road, 1987

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Phil Karlson, Walking Tall, 1973

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Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster, 2015

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Vincent Gallo, The Brown Bunny, 2003

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Dan Curtis, Burnt Offerings, 1976

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Guillermo del Toro, The Devil's Backbone, 2001

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James B. Harris, Cop, 1988

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Patricia Mazuy, Peaux de vaches, 1989

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John Flynn, Best Seller, 1987

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Abbas Kiarostami, The Wind Will Carry Us, 1999

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Giulio Questi, Death Laid an Egg, 1968

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Ken Russell, Crimes of Passion, 1984

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Don Medford, The Hunting Party, 1971
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Cheers for the roundup Dan, quite a few I'm interested to see there.

Only two I've seen:

I thought Behemoth was amazing, in the old sense of that word. I don't know if you've seen West of the Tracks (Tie Xe Qu)- another epic doc of Chinese industrialism - but after the tough, relentless, patient realism of that pic I worried at first that Behemoth's more self-consciously artistic approach was going to feel a bit off, maybe even offensively detached and romanticised. But the film doesn't pull its gaze, and the mythical elements really work with the material rather than against it. Great film.

God Told Me To - an old favourite. Such a genuinely strange film, I've only it a couple of times and both times fairly inebriated, and that felt about right. This is an odd connection in a lot of ways, but it has a little bit of the quality that a lot of Ghibli films often have - of something unspooling in front of you, under its own moment-to-moment logic, while at the same time remaining kind of familiar.
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Thanks a lot Dan. Your threads are awesome, generally.

The only film I can think of that I first saw last year and that really rocked me is Lonergan's Margaret. I hope to see his Manchester By the Sea soon.
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Teeth of Love is my number 1 pick for best film I saw this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg3qcBfPMrE

it's just the trailer for it

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