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2018 in Movies

Cinema February 18, 2019

These are some good movies I saw last year:

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Claire Denis. White Material. France/Cameroon, 2009.

 

Image result for el sur ericeVíctor Erice. El sur. Spain, 1983.

 

Image result for l'inconnue du lacAlain Guiraudie. L’inconnu du lac. France, 2013.

 

Image result for huston the deadJohn Huston. The Dead. UK/Ireland, 1987.

 

Related imageFrancis Lee. God’s Own Country. UK, 2017.

 

Image result for souffle au coeur louis malleLouis Malle. Le souffle au cœur. France, 1971.

 

Image result for the square ostlundRuben Östlund. The Square. Sweden, 2017.

 

Image result for don't look nowNicolas Roeg. Don’t Look Now. UK/Italy, 1973.

 

Image result for serebrennikov studentKirill Serebrennikov. The Student. Russia, 2016.

 

Image result for rebels of the neon godTsai Ming-liang. Rebels of the Neon God. Taiwan, 1992.

 

Here’s some other interesting stuff I saw:

Paul Thomas Anderson. The Master. USA, 2012.
Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. McQueen. UK, 2018.
Sofia Coppola. Marie Antoinette. USA, 2006.
Luca Guadagnino. Call Me by Your Name. Italy, 2017.
Marc Meyers. My Friend Dahmer. USA, 2017.
Paul Schrader. First Reformed. USA, 2017.

 

This stuff entertained me:

Greta Gerwig. Lady Bird. USA, 2017.
Rebecca Miller. Maggie’s Plan. USA, 2015.
Gillian Robespierre. Obvious Child. USA, 2014.

 

This was a grave disappointment:

Sally Potter. The Party. UK, 2017.

 

Other thoughts:

More movies, less television, I tell myself every year. But they keep making more television . . .

Ethan Hawke is a good deal.

Timothééééééééééééééééée . . .

It was difficult to watch McQueen on McQueen.

So much shitty dialogue in American cinema. I say this every year also to myself. Now to you.

Angela Fucking Huston.

The most beautiful thing I saw on film was baby sheep being born in God’s Own Country.

Also, maybe this?

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2016: Movies

Cinema, Fashion January 19, 2017

In 2016, after years of staying away, I spent a lot of time in movie theaters. With a few exceptions, this meant I forced myself into public acts aloneness in the city of Denver, which is not conducive to such acts.

I liked this very much, though I still find it difficult to adjust to the popcorn-eating of fellow moviegoers. The world today might excuse/explain this trait of mine, which other eras would have called a quirk or bad manners, as something that makes me special. Give me a hug/death. But while I allow for the possibility that I’m really very brilliant for not being to stand the sound of popcorn-chomping, it’s really the smell that gets to me and, even more so, the disrespect. It doesn’t at all bother me that hordes of horrific food items might be publicly consumed at some blockbuster movie, but at Carol? Or Moonlight? Non-horrific foods and beverages, discreet foods, like bits of chocolate, I would not object to those.

Yes, I am an e l i t i s t. But the point of a dark room lit up on one wall seems to be the darkness and popcorn cuts through all that like the vilest fluorescent light.

Barry Jenkins. Moonlight. 2016.

Barry Jenkins. Moonlight. 2016.

Recent Movies I Loved That I Saw in Theaters

Todd Haynes. Carol. USA, 2015.

Barry Jenkins. Moonlight. USA, 2016.

Chaitanya Tamhane. Court. India, 2014.

Paul Verhoeven. Elle. France, 2016.

Old Movies I Loved That I Saw in Theaters

Satyajit Ray. Jalsaghar. India, 1958.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Black Narcissus. UK, 1949. Read More