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by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: now playing
Replies: 9
Views: 14626

Re: now playing

trying to remember the name of some japanese composer who wrote some neobaroque music and was possibly in impro or in electro before. Could someone help me?
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

Leos Carax, Annette , 2021 Wiki: "[D]irected by Leos Carax (in his English-language debut), and with a screenplay by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks, and Carax, from an original story, music and songs by the band.[..] "The film tells the story of a provocative stand-up comedian (Adam Driver) an...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

Le Monte-charge , Marcel Bluwal, 1962 [..] Love how the Paris suburbs are depicted: the bistrots , the going back and forth through the Pont d'Asnières, the meandering quality of the film which is nonetheless tightly bound by a few locations. This makes the feeling of a trap closing itself on the m...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

https://i.ibb.co/3kwKnLb/vlcsnap-2021-01-31-10h54m56s975.png Georges Lautner, Quelques messieurs trop tranquilles , 1973 Symptomatically, the screenshot above sums up partly what I liked about the film: its time-capsule quality, which goes hand in hand with a good humour that makes the ride, though...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

https://i.ibb.co/cJDxVnD/vlcsnap-2021-01-24-00h24m09s891.png Le Monte-charge , Marcel Bluwal, 1962 Le Monte-charge , aka Paris Pick-Up , aka Bird in a Cage - the title of the English translation of the novel by Frederic Dard, who also pens the screenplay here, echoes in a odd way the title of the b...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

..but this one blew me away last night: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EThC0QSX0AE3pU1.jpg Eros Puglielli, Occhi di cristallo , 2004 "When a young couple and a peeper are killed in the field with sadism, Inspector Amaldi and his partner Freese unsuccessfully follow the leads trying to track the crimin...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Favorite Rock Music Books
Replies: 11
Views: 9305

Re: Favorite Rock Music Books

Has anyone read Rock and the Pop Narcotic by Joe Carducci? If so, any thoughts?
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

Always lurking Dan, and ready to post from time to time. Happy new year, at least we've been warned this time around. https://i.ibb.co/8K9nbBJ/vlcsnap-2021-01-13-22h38m41s041.png Lucky Jo , Michel Deville, 1964 Deville's direction is as elegant as they come and well-complimented by Nina Companeez's ...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 102552

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

Alain Corneau, France société anonyme , 1974 Practice yr French: https://cinedweller.com/movie/france-societe-anonyme-la-critique-du-film/ A few choice extracts DeepL-translated to give you a taste, in the meantime: "A former drug trafficker kept in a state of hibernation is resuscitated in the yea...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

http://iv1.lisimg.com/image/5362787/672full-the-swimmer-screenshot.jpg Frank Perry, The Swimmer , 1968 Burt Lancaster described it as his favourite movie, which I suppose means something - but it's an odd one all right, a half-allegorical tale about the failure(s) of the American Dream, not so much...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://popandfilms.fr/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Capture-d%E2%80%99e%CC%81cran-2020-04-04-a%CC%80-00.57.47.png Nagisa Oshima, Max mon amour , 1986 I'd like to know what other more Oshima-friendly folks here (Ben, Henrik..) made of this, not that I'm ever going to watch it again. I actually liked i...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: I Hate Sports
Topic: Futbol 2020-21
Replies: 271
Views: 78962

Re: Futbol 2020-21

Just wanted to say to you that you're in luck with that Ndombele transfer. He's so electrical a player, even though his last year at Lyon was frustrating in a team that lacked direction most of the time. He looked incredible yesterday. In his first minute on the field, he had an amazing interceptio...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://i.ibb.co/9ssCYqx/vlcsnap-2020-12-07-22h14m36s592.png Face , Antonia Bird, 1997 Wanted to see some British thriller after reading the first of the Factory series by Derek Raymond. Starts off rather promisingly, with a heist chock-a-block with tension. It already has that 90s look though that...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

this was filmed in Ricardo Bofill's postmodern Espaces d'Abraxas housing complex in Noisy-le-Grand just outside Paris. Came across his name for the first time when I saw L'Ami de mon amie , where some of his work in Cergy Pontoise is featured, and Rohmer turns what was a brand new city at the time ...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

It took me a few years after a first inconclusive attempt to enjoy Coogan and Brydon's banter and impersonations over luxury food. Then I enjoyed it very much. Coogan's fictional alter ego is particularly obnoxious in that and, I've always intuited since then, pretty close to the real one. I was pro...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Quick Qestions for ya
Replies: 4
Views: 8602

Re: Quick Qestions for ya

Yes, Kael is always a fun read. As Dan said, I like Armond White, even though a tendency to be ridiculous developed over time, he still manages to be interesting. I read David Thomson at times but I'm not a big fan. Manny Farber looks good but his texts are too old or adresses a rather limited canon...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://www.cinematheque.fr/cache/media/programmation/films/la-photo-nikos-papatakis/s,725-816b4f.jpg Nikos Papatakis, La Photo , 1986 A new discovery for me, though I maybe should have started with his earlier films (à suivre!).. Papatakis was born in Ethiopia but fled when Mussolini's idiots arri...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

I have no other choice but to play the "mauvais coucheur" part, sorry pals, and based on my faulty memory at that. While I commend the film's ambition, I remember it as the kind of film that is just a bit too full of itself, and not much else save for the rave scenes, which I found just a bit too yo...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

- and you've probably seen that a spanking new 720 rip of the director's earlier I am 20 is now up for grabs at the usual place.. Yes, I should get around to it soon enough (funny that you also took a screenshot from that print shop sequence). https://i.ibb.co/GJTsYxL/vlcsnap-2020-04-10-22h56m36s23...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 567
Views: 188759

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://i.ibb.co/xmTrk0X/vlcsnap-2020-04-06-13h53m34s702.png July Rain , Marlen Khutsiev, 1967 Impressionistic portrait of Moscow in the the sixties as an up-to-date, sophisticated European capital and its wistful young intellectuals. A semblance of plot, one of those love stories on the verge of f...