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Animated shorts and features Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 22:27:04 No.530 [Reply]
[JW09 ~ 10/27/2019] I saw this short by chance last night and really enjoyed it. Well-executed concept with a distinctive visual style. >Thursday >Dir: Matthias Hoegg / UK / 2010 https://invidio.us/watch?v=HQ1z0Zzqg5U <An everyday love story set in the not so distant future sees blackbirds battling with technology, automatic palm readers and power cuts. I looked for more content from Matthias Hoegg, but found that he's chosen a more profitable career as animator for hire. Still he's done interesting work for various corporate and non-profit clients. https://vimeo.com/matthiashoegg
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>>1550 Love that short.
>>1550 >Both he and I noted the animation feels very Canadian, although we can't put a finger on exactly how this is It's full of soy and weak cucks?
>>1552 Kek, no. This was made in the 80s and adapted from a short story by a frog who got arrested several times on suspicion of being a nazi sympathiser.
>>1550 I remember watching this as a kid. >>1554 >Spoiler Even better now.
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What was the last cartoon or animated movie you watched, did you like it? Mine was Frozen 2, great movie

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Request & Share Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 13:51:06 No.277 [Reply] [Last]
[JW03 ~ 09/11/2019] Friendly link exchange
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>>1991 That sucks. I was hoping there would a dvd quality somewhere (I dont really wanna see 5 hours of that vhs) Thanks anyway
>>1992 >Requesting the soup >Not drinking the soup Are you really going to leave him hanging like that
>>1992 Pretty sure the VHS is the only available source out there
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Someone here can link to a download of "Francis, God's Jester"? I've tried a bunch of torrent websites but yet I couldn't find anything with seeds or even at all. Which is weird since it is about a otherwise very popular saint, was directed by Roberto Rosselini and was praised by a very popular director (Martin Scorcese, in My Voyage to Italy).

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Least Favorite Directors Anonymous 07/30/2021 (Fri) 19:40:46 No.1771 [Reply]
I recreate this thread from the old site. Post directors that you dislike. There are ones whose works are considered "great" by some but don't appeal to you for some reason or you think are overrated; there are also directors who are inept at their job and make awful films. Controversial opinions are welcome. I think these two are overrated. Lars von Tryhard is an edgy kike and so are his movies. Taratino is underwhelming to me, his films are riddled with pointless, shitty humor (or the films are the pointless, humor themselves), typical of underwhelming "American independent cinema".
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>>1771 I never like Lars Vor Trier. Even as a dumb teenager I thought his films were pretentious as fuck with little to no meaningful substance.
>>1982 I like Europa and I thought The Element of Crime was at least visually impressive, but yeah everything else is fucking terrible
Don't hate him but Clint Eastwood. Lot of self-insertion or playing himself in movies he directs, blatant diet conservatism that feel like a necessity on his part to stuff into the film to personally counter-balance Hollywood's leftism (though that could just be me), the facade he carries of being a rural tough guy who fought in Korea when he's really a well-mannered guy who grew up in suburbia and was a lifeguard during that war. Films he directed weren't "captivating" or original, and were made to tell a political moral or something of his own interest.
>>1986 I actually like him for that. His movies, albeit political, are subtler than the "left-wing" counterparts for sure.
>>1987 Yes, they aren't horrible and function better than anything Hollywood puts out but it feels like virtue signaling and playing the role of the token conservative. A good portion of his directorials are self-serving personal projects for the sake of himself wanting to make a film for fun and not for "high art", and not that there's anything loathsome or narcissistic with having the money to make your own movies and star in them because you can, but it doesn't make for a good or relevant film so-to-say.

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Open Thread 08/31/2020 (Mon) 21:01:08 No.34 [Reply] [Last]
[JW01 ~ 08/24/2019] There aren't many people here, but this bunker needs more content. Post something interesting that doesn't fit into other threads.
Edited last time by Lensman on 09/02/2020 (Wed) 21:33:59.
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>>1966 granted the 1940s lists doesn't have many unknown titles...
>>1963 go back to cuckchan and stay there.
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>>1966 Those guys are knowledgeable but the main drawback is that their choices are dependent on home releases. It was hard to find films elsewhere 15 years ago and the overall availability of them was much more limited at the time. It's interesting they still ranked Rose Hobart as high as they did. That short is better in theory than in execution. Rules of the Game is pretty good but I don't understand the wide appreciation for Grand Illusion. Even though I listened to the commentary track after watching, I thought it was bland and forgot it existed.
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A very new "movie database for cinephiles". Something to watch and see how it grows. https://www.kinometer.com/intro I tried it out a little bit. My main complaint is that many functions require registration. I'd definitely like to use something besides IMDb. (They recently had another awful redesign.) I'd like a site that's a lightweight mirror of IMDb with whatever added features.
>>1979 A joke trendy name for sure but the features seem promising, extensive which makes me believe it will take a while to organize unless they have 100 or so people willing to pull weight in the first months. >>1970 >Those guys are knowledgeable but the main drawback is that their choices are dependent on home releases. I want to call this out too but it kinda happens to me, i want to watch certain movies and the subtitles just aren't there. A home release might be the same thing, one can check a movie in a national cinetheque but doesn't mean they will have subtitles unlike an official release, which are the key for most audiences. Truth be told there's plenty of decent stuff, perhaps not great but still, that are locked into their small original audiences. Recently i've experienced this with some obscure yugo stuff and a couple of chinese movies, hell not even the slant eyes are safe because plenty of their own stuff is only available in their hastingly-made dirt cheap english dubs done for the american audience.

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Comment on the last film you watched Anonymous 09/04/2020 (Fri) 05:38:31 No.682 [Reply] [Last]
What was the last thing you watched, and what did you think of it?
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Contrary to The Holy Mountain, I didn't fall asleep watching this one. Plotwise it's barebones and it feels that's just a tool for the setpieces. Good setpieces at that. That being said, the kid being naked wasn't necessary I'd actually want to watch something similar like this. There was a lot of stuff to like.
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>>1910 >Plotwise it's barebones I thought the ending rounded it up nicely with the thematic of their blood line being cyclical, as the ending sequence practically leads to the beginning scene. But still it was pretty pretentious at times, with nods and references obscure enough for most publics. >wasn't necessary lol, it wasn't rare back then in rural towns to have butt nekid children prancing around but for a movie i agree it's a bit risky, thematically it kinda fits because he never had any clothes after wandering the desert and the only two costumes he knows of are a franciscan monk's and his own father's leather one. Taking into account the director and producer's background i would be very suspicious but it seems the kid Jodorowsky's own son so the usual thing to happen should've not happened... but who knows, they don't think like we humans do. >I'd actually want to watch something similar like this I remember discussing something similar and one anon recommending another film but i don't quite remember which one was, there's two names in my mind: 1970's Deadlock and 1969's Antonio das Mortes, the latter being the sequel of 1964's Black God, White Devil which goes about a gunslinger who hangs around and talks to a voodoo dude, kinda reminiscent of the scene were the Topo hangs around with The 4th Gunslinger. The director Rocha was a social character in Mexico around the same era Jodorowsky was (late 60's) so i don't doubt the chilean jew taking some tips from him or his work, can't say because i still haven't seen the films.
>>1914 >Black God, White Devil which goes about a gunslinger who hangs around and talks to a voodoo dude sounds right my alley
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>>1910 I watched the first half hour of The Holy Mountain about 4 times before finally finishing it. I can't remember why I kept bailing out but maybe it's the same reason you fell asleep. if you want something similar to El topo, I recommend checking out Rafael Corkidi and Juan López Moctezuma. Both men worked on the film and exhibit a similar hallucinatory style in their own work. El topo is considered an acid western along with several other films, but I'm not sure the other acid westerns have much in common. It seems like most of those films are unconventional and unique in unrelated ways. (Although Dennis Hopper tried to channel Jodorowsky to salvage The Last Movie and it's still just a mess.)
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>>1914 >Black God, White Devil I've just finished that movie, and it left me mixed feelings. On one hand, I think the first half is kind of genius. It depicts fairly well the kind of "christianity" that is held in LatAm, there's some good character development, and is interesting seeing the superstitious MC falling for the cult and burning bridges with his woman. Second half felt a bit like a waste of time. The character that becomes the focus of the movie isn't as intriguing as the movie pretends it is, it felt like there was a lot of time where nothing happened, and the bad acting really starts to show around these parts. Even then, the ending felt quite climactic. Antonio das Mortes was also a pretty good character, I liked how he was always introduced with folk music, his connections with Christianity, his mannerisms, and his appearance as well. There's plenty of scenes where his silhouette takes the spotlight and he has a distinctive look that I really like. Next to the leader of the cult he was my favourite character of the movie. I'll check out his movie later since, as I said before, this one left me a bit cold.

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Globe-trotting treasure-hunting adventure films Anonymous 09/03/2021 (Fri) 10:55:25 No.1918 [Reply]
So I'm a big fan of the genre, trying to gather the best examples. Indiana Jones trilogy as well as Young Indiana Jones chronicles – goes without saying these are the best. The Mummy 1, 2 – probably the next best thing. Just all around well made wholesome entertainment. Armor of God 2 – so Jackie Chan wanted to make his version of Indiana Jones and I have to say he succeeded. It's great both as a Jackie film and a treasure seeking film. The first Armor of God is also alright but it's always been a bit too dry and boring for me, especially in comparison to the sequel. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – I was actually surprised how decent this was for what it is. Surprisingly well-made. Peak Jolie too. The sequel is kinda crap and what you'd actually expect from something like this, and the NuBoot should be avoided like plague. The Adventures of Tintin – despite being obnoxious in-your-face 3D, it eventually grows on you and definitely scratches that globe-trotting treasure-hunting itch real good. I wish this was made earlier when Spilerberg was still a real director. National treasure – it's kinda silly and derivative, being a Yidsney movie for younger audiences, but the first film just about passes as enjoyable and well enough made which was still a thing in 2004.
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>>1932 Dunno, I haven't seen any silent westerns besides Great Train Robbery
>>1933 I'm going off what I saw in the Hollywood miniseries. I don't have any real interest in Westerns.
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>>1931 >total rip off You mean inspired by and clearly trying to evoke the feel and look? That was always blatant and stated openly by the creators. Lucas called Indiana Jones "B movies done with A movie budget". When you start comparing scenes out of context you can create the narrative of a rip off virtually for everything. Not to mention those old adventure films and serials were "ripping" each other off all the time as well.
DaVinci code
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Cool, mysterious white male protagonist Anonymous 08/02/2021 (Mon) 17:48:32 No.1831 [Reply]
Because cinema needs this type of character. All suggestions are welcome.
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>>1890 >muh JIDF You're going to have to try harder than that.
>>1890 It's over cafe bros, only hipsters frequent these off-shoot boards now
Delon kinos are so comfy
>>1893 >it's over It's over, only cuckchan posts these """"off shoot""" boards now.
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>Travis Bickle's wasn't a Vietnam War veteran at all, and his behavior could indicate a man so disturbed, that he chose a war veteran look as a way to somehow connect to the post-war society

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mp4/webm Anonymous 04/26/2021 (Mon) 23:28:13 No.1533 [Reply]
Video Clips: Old and New
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William Dieterle's Juarez gives surprisingly favorable treatment to Maximilian, even as he explains how monarchy is superior to democracy
>>1758 What's with all these terrible posts lately?
>>1760 >>1761 >made a retarded post >got told to fuck off >seethed so hard he responded twice kek, fuck off
>>1954 That post is more than a month old, oh well nevermind >>1956
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Iranian Cinema Anonymous 09/01/2020 (Tue) 15:17:57 No.366 [Reply]
[JW05 ~ 05/10/2020] Iranian cinema warrants its own thread as the style of them and their directors are distinct enough to stand out and level up with Europeans. The 5 movies here are classics or well-known to start with. The Death of Yazdgerd recalls the kangaroo court upon a family of accusing the refuging last shah of the Sassanian dynasty. Where Is the Friend's Home details a child trying to give his friend his homework he took on accident lest his friend be expelled. Atom Heart Mother is some paranormal mystery thriller during the recession I didn't have subtitles for it. Ballad of Tara is about a women giving away her grandfather's possessions to her village as she can't keep them but finds no one who will accept his shamshir. The Night Bus is about an Iranian prisoner convoy of Arab POWs in 1983 during the Iran-Iraq War.
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Has Mohammad Rasoulof made anything good? I thought Manuscripts Don't Burn was mediocre so I haven't watched anything else, but White Meadows looks interesting.
Heard from an Iranian friend that the gov is looking into a nationwide internet shut down...
>>1460 Why?
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I signed up for a history class at my college and it turns out it's just a semester of watching Iranian film and writing reviews, it's going to be an easy fucking A. So far I've watched Not Without My Daughter and Children of Heaven, this week I'm watching Color of Paradise.

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Nollywood & Other Emerging Film Industries Anonymous 09/02/2020 (Wed) 18:59:27 No.585 [Reply]
[JW14 ~ 01/22/2020] I have recently watched a couple Nollywood films, and was curious what is /film/'s take on Nollywood? Personally, I love how enthusiastic they seem to be about making movies. I believe in a decade or two, they could begin going through a sort of "new wave", and start producing some real quality films.
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African cinema: ten of the best https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/sep/03/10-best-african-films https://archive.is/pRS9M An older list from Mark Cousins with some common titles and some others I haven't seen. This bisexual comment regarding Cairo Station was surprising to me. I don't remember that being relevant to the film at all, but perhaps there's a subtext that I completely missed. >If Alfred Hitchcock had been Egyptian and bisexual, and had himself played Norman Bates, Psycho might have been something like this.
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This documentary is credited to Ethiopia but it's not entirely homegrown -- the director is half-Mexican, left Ethiopia at age ten, studied at UCLA, lives in Brooklyn. Still I like the meditative mood of this trailer so (as someone who never watches anything new) I'll probably check it out. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=NltBA1RbJUc >Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today
>>590 >Wakaliwood and Nollywood are similar on the surface but seeing two of their movies I can say former makes genuinely good action movies, better than anything America has made Is that ironic or has some Ugandan out there actually made a great action movie?
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>>1903 I remember watching one of the meme films, Bad Black, and jokes aside i was surprised how "decent" the plot was and it was alarmingly well executed too, budget and set conditions considered. Some overused action genre cliches are there along with the gaudy cheap CGI but the director still managed to pull interesting dynamics regarding the main protagonist's emotional progression from slum orphan to ruthless bad bitch (hence the film's title), not to mention a harsh critique on Africa in general with tongue in cheek jokes and plot points (kids used as sex toys, a hammer being called an Ugandan Key). Although somewhat of a weak ending part due to it being so prolonged/dragged out i suppose, great is not really what i would call this movie but there's obvious amounts of efforts and creativity (stuntmanship, prop item construction) that wager a bit of genuine praise out of the usual pity brownie points some african movies usually get. Hong Kong this ain't but it is more entertaining than a contemporary action movie without the expensive CGI tricks.
>>591 Some of the best movie producers in India are from Bengal, the Hindu part of Greater Bengal. I see Bangladesh film industry having a great future ahead.

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