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by Lao Tsu Ben
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 53923

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 8:13 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 53923

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 5:50 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 53923

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 3:46 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 53923

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 7:31 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2022
Replies: 200
Views: 53923

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 9:31 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 184153

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 10:55 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 184153

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 9:24 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 371
Views: 184153

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 4:08 pm
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: now playing
Replies: 13
Views: 23412

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 14094

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 371
Views: 184153

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: 262511

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: 262511

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: 117833

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...