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by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:52 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: 2023
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: 2023

It makes for an entertaining, but ultimately shallow watch, in a New Yorker hip way. Funny that you should mention the dismal box office, I was convinced of the contrary based on the per-theater average at the time of the American release, which had been exceptional. . Several months later, it seems...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Jan 10, 2023 10:24 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: 2023
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: 2023

I posted this to cap last year, but it might have gone a bit unnoticed there, so let's start this year with it. https://variety.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/dinner-in-america.jpg Adam Rehmeier - Dinner In America (2020) OK, a couple of years old but THIS is clearly my Movie of the Year. ’Tis the ...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Jan 09, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: 2023
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: 2023

https://www.panorama-cinema.com/V2/images/critique/critique1486/entete.png Paul Verhoeven, Flesh + Blood , 1985 To quote a certain Noel Murray, on Wiki: "From the start of his career, Dutch director Paul Verhoeven has mostly focused on making violent, sexy genre pieces—often punishing, often absurd...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

Guitar and piano soundtrack ! I mostly remember that scene where he picks up the pianist in the bar (I watched the movie more than ten years ago). It’s funny, it seems to me that Blain’s wrinkled face was perfect for the role, which unabashedly embraces the romantic cliché of the old outlaw who has ...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Dec 12, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

Didn't know the film. Looks interesting (what about De Bruit et de fureur?).
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

When I discovered Hal Hartley more almost fifteen years ago, I went through the same motions as some reviewers two decades earlier: was enthused by his earlier films, would "meh" in front of Amateur and Flirt to be picked up again by Henry Fool , which has all the trappings of a film somme . It's wh...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

I have to say I was dismayed to see that Dan had stopped posting. I can understand that preaching in the desert is an ungrateful task or other priorities that have perhaps suddenly set in. Glad to see you somewhat back.
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

[img]Makes a change from watching one-sided and depressing propaganda documentaries on Ukraine (none of which I intend to " [/quote] A manysided-one is Close Relations , which I recommend. I thought Nato had gone the way of other great alt. French labels - Saravah, Futura, Palm, etc (all waiting for...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

I'll tell you, Jeffrey Bernard really got me going with the Irishman... https://p7.storage.canalblog.com/76/08/110219/128613937_o.png Peter Medak - The Ruling Class (1972) Well, I’ll start out with a lengthy quote from writer Ian Christie: “But what makes The Ruling Class exceptional (and difficult...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

I have been rather eager to watch that for a few years - probably a decade actually tbh - since I like the Mosley novel. But I'm waiting for a good enough copy.
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

Dan, que crois-tu? Nous lisons ce que tu écris religieusement. et avec grand plaisir et nous sommes déçus que quand tu cites at long length un autre avis. D'ailleurs, je peux vous rendre visite à Chartres un de ces jours, pour boire le thé or else? The Roberto Gavaldon thing is happening at the Chri...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 254
Views: 93345

Re: Recently Watched Films 2022

That last sentence is on point. I'm no fan of Fellini but I can only concur with it. The influence is kind of everywhere, from La Grande Bellezza to The Square , movies which as it happens share the same length as well. While I'm there, I might as well report a recent discovery, thanks to a retrospe...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Dec 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

https://aws.vdkimg.com/film/9/3/1/7/9317_backdrop_scale_1280xauto.jpg Alain Corneau, Le cousin , 1997 I can't understand why this isn't better known, and can only assume it's because people see Alain Chabat and Patrick Timsit heading the cast and think it's some gawky comedy. It's not. It's a top-n...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

Sorry I didn’t make myself clear enough, I was speaking about I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, which is not nearly as cool as its title, while Croupier, if my memory serves me right, which I am dubious about, is one of the most interesting English films of the nineties.
by Lao Tsu Ben
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

Re: Recently Watched Films 2021

https://reelfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/illsleepwhenimdead.jpg Mike Hodges, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead , 2004 I haven't seen Croupier (Henrik, tell me if I've missed anything), but I reckon it must be pretty tough being Mike Hodges. Get Carter is one hell of a hard act to follow. He tries her...
by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: now playing
Replies: 13
Views: 26881

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 9:56 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

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 2:42 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

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 12:16 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

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 4:42 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 210031

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...