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  1. shenanigans
    February 16th, 2015 01:07 PM
    shenanigans
    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
  2. maccrash
    February 16th, 2015 08:30 AM
    maccrash
    psyduckin Dog Star Man. and yeah I'm glad I didn't watch ISABD in the middle of the day because I would have been completely incapacitated for the rest of it. and I thought the same thing while watching. I didn't even realize it was three separate films until I was like two thirds of the way through.

    I'm gonna watch Days of Heaven today and get back to you. I'm definitely gonna go see Knight of Cups when it rolls around, even if it sucks plot-wise it's bound to be beautiful and I'd love to see one of his films on the Big Screen. that sounds like a good plan for Thin Red Line. one of my friends might own the blu-ray, I'll see about nabbing it from him.

    yeah I really didn't like The Master: him and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (who's probably my favorite actor ever) were pretty much the entire reason I didn't bail after the first hour or so. the cinematography was stunning as well, so that's something. Amy Adams was great in it too. but holy muk the ending to that movie was soooooo corny. Inherent Vice on the other hand I liked a fair amount because it was just hugely entertaining. it was nice to kind of get totally swept up in that world for a couple hours, and I'd read Pynchon before so I already knew that it wasn't exactly going to be a super coherent film. unfortunately I still haven't seen Her which is terrible of me. I'll most certainly check out Imitation of Life.

    christ man you sure see a lot of movies. that's quite impressive. did you ever see Under the Skin and if so what did you think of it?
  3. Rest
    February 15th, 2015 03:19 AM
    Rest
    Hong Sang-soo is pretty prolific, he puts out a film or two a year since '08. His films are addicting as hell, and there's a sort of unmistakable, simplistic charm to them. Each film is pretty samey in style but defo distinct from each other in theme, story and host of characters. My first was Our Sunhi (2013) which I admittedly didn't really enjoy, but then I watched Oki's Movie (2010) which pretty much turned me into an instant fan. They're always very teeny-tiny sized stories but they're incredibly potent and ridiculously knotty, with some very good perfs. Idk! I'm bad with words but I know you have to check them out (preferably Oki's Movie which I think is his most accessible, more so than his other newer films). I'd equate the experience with having a nice tea in a nearly-empty shop in South Korea with a good friend of yours (don't even ask me why eheh).

    OMG!!! BEST VALENTINES PRESENT EVER. Gonna read this again and again but YOU JUST LISTED JAKE LACY IN HONORABLE MENTIONS WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY WOOHOO! Defo one of the most endearing supporting performances from last year I thought. He's very close to the top in my personal list for that category I would think. I'm liking the Fabrizio Rongione mention there too.

    Loving that Elisabeth Moss tops in her category, it's one of the best of last year as well, it's a very very prickly performance and she fares so well against Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip. I cheered for her during the final few encounters with Philip the Asshole. I love Gaby Hoffmann in pretty much anything she's in (Girls, Transparent, Crystal Fairy, Louie, you name it) and am glad she gets a top 5 treatment here as well. Also, I NEED to watch Love is Strange now because I also adore Marisa Tomei.

    Liking the Julianne Moore pick in lead actress. She's vicious and hilarious in a sick, schadenfreude kind of way in Maps to the Stars. I genuinely can't comment on your lead male nominees - I've seen zero of them - but I can imagine there's a very high standard in quality there.

    Also liking the nods for The Grand Budapest Hotel everywhere, Tokyo Tribe in Costume Design, Godzilla and Goodbye to Language 3D in Visual Effects, Black Coal, Thin Ice in Cinematography, Maps to the Stars in Score, Two Days, One Night in Ensemble... choice picks. Very inspired!

    I still need to see -a lot- of 2014's essentials but when I have a good list of favorites I'll VM it to ya. Just finished my exams last Friday (did well woohoo). I have a two-week holiday so am soooo gonna binge on movies. :333
  4. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 11:11 AM
    maccrash
    yeah TV vs. film is psyducking obnoxious. I don't really watch much TV regrettably. oh well.

    and yeah I also think Alex liked it for different reasons than I, but I thought it was absolutely beautiful and I really really really loved the style. I loved the random almost Dog Star Man-esque imagery interspersed throughout. that was a really nice touch. and I cried three distinct times during it which has never happened to me ever, and this is made even more impressive considering it's half as long as most other movies. I'd have loved to see it on the big screen. I'd already seen Rejected prior to even meeting him and when he randomly dropped one of its lines in one of the first few conversations we had I was impressed. as far as Malick goes I've only seen Tree of Life and Badlands, and I liked Badlands but (weirdly) felt pretty much nothing while watching it. I might watch Days of Heaven today, actually, and I own The Thin Red Line but on DVD so I might just wait and either grab the blu-ray or just download it. so it goes.

    I'd heard about The Immigrant but haven't seen it. I'd only really started getting into going to the cinema around the time Boyhood came out so I really missed everything that came before it. Joaquin Phoenix is probably my favorite living actor, and I'm kind of a sucker for melodramatic emotion so this sounds like something I could get into. The Tribe sounds psyducking interesting, I just did some research on it. sounds super unique. I will definitely go to it if it ever comes out here (or is shown anywhere near me). sounds slightly impenetrable at first but oh well I'm always up for a challenge. as for my film of the year it was Birdman which is kind of a cliched pick but I loved it so much.
  5. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 10:35 AM
    maccrash
    also in doing some minor stalking I found your letterboxd and followed you. mine is kind of neglected but I plan on doing more with it in the future! I at least try to remember to add every film I watch.
  6. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 10:26 AM
    maccrash
    I was thinking about this last night and I agree which is probably why I like music that little bit more. (but really they do totally different things so comparing them is kinda useless in the Grand Scheme Of Things) for whatever reason I think it's way easier to express pure emotion through music than the others, probably because you can morph music to relate to your own personal experience whereas the others are far more personalized and specific. they're all great though.

    also I ended up watching It's Such a Beautiful Day after Alex's glowing recommendations and I absolutely psyducking loved it. what a heartbreaking film. and I also watched The Tree of Life awhile back and fell completely in love with it. that movie could have had no dialogue or characters whatsoever and I still would have loved it, though. anywho, what was your favorite film of 2014 when all's said and done?
  7. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 10:11 AM
    maccrash
    I used to really love Fleet Foxes but (and this is gonna sound elitist and Douchey) ever since I've gotten into more singer/songwriter folksy stuff I just think they're really vanilla and bland. they've got good harmonies though and some of their songs are good, I just don't really feel anything when I listen to them, y'know. so I will happily concede that it's not them, it's me.
  8. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 09:59 AM
    maccrash
    understandable. I really don't like Fleet Foxes that much so I'm not sure why I took such a liking to this album -- maybe the lyrics.
  9. maccrash
    February 14th, 2015 08:21 AM
    maccrash
    hahaha man I really love that song. the album had a lot of Excellent moments but for some reason I just feel like there's a little something missing. it's still great. but that psyducking song is probably my favorite of the year so far, it's so sweet.
  10. Rest
    February 3rd, 2015 09:47 PM
    Rest
    Your top 3 is A Separation, Margaret and Holy Motors are fascinating and would have made my top 10 of-the-decade-so-far as well. I don't know why people wrote Margaret off. I was enraptured all throughout the 3 hours it played. Fantastic New-Yorkian moral drama. The inclusion of Girl Walk // All Day is a nice surprise, I LOVE the album All Day by Girl Talk and the film (or video vignettes, the way I saw it online hahah) was a great companion-piece to that. Altogether it's a great list; I've watched 13 of the 25 you listed out but I'd push Before Midnight and Inside Llewyn Davis up a tad if I had my druthers.

    My top 10, in alphabetical order. It's a very rough sketch and I'd imagine it'll change a lot in the next coming months when I'm catching up with '10, '11 and '12 but I do think they're all masterpieces in their own right, IMO. Genuinely can't fault any of them.

    1. A Separation, Asghar Farhadi (2011)
    2. Before Midnight, Richard Linklater (2013)
    3. Grand Budapest Hotel, The, Wes Anderson (2014)
    4. Holy Motors, Leos Carax (2012)
    5. Immigrant, The, James Gray (2013)
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (2013)
    7. Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan (2011)
    8. Norte, the End of History, Lav Diaz (2013)
    9. Social Network, The, David Fincher (2010)
    10. Tree of Life, The, Terrence Malick (2011)

    Very predictable, I know! I'd imagine I could add more vibrancy to the list if I expanded it, but ah well.

    Any film festivals that you're planning to go to anytime soon?
  11. Rest
    February 3rd, 2015 05:40 AM
    Rest
    If you're a bad cinephile, then I'm a greasy pop-corn-eating peasant!

    I respect anyone who's ever seen Shoah, let alone in one sitting! Norte might be the longest film I've ever seen to be honest, but it's ironic especially considering it's one of, if not the, shortest film from Lav Diaz's intimidating filmography. His longest film is Evolution of a Filipino Family which is close to 11 hours long! Regardless of it's 4-hour length, it's so ceaselessly gratifying for every minute it plays, and the lavishly-shot, poverty-stricken lands and coastlines of the Phillipines that Diaz creates for his several characters-in-conflict are breathtaking, not to mention the various socio-political issues and ideologies that Diaz presents to its readers. It's something I've never seen before. It's both a lesson in Filipino cultural and political issues and a film about distinctly Dostoevskian characters. PLEASE check it out the next time it plays at a film festival near you, if it does!

    You had a film blog? Yo, I would read that every day, only because I can't pick your incredibly cultured brain personally. Please do! I love when you point out film performances that I might have otherwise under-appreciated. It makes second viewings much more enriching for me, haha.
  12. Cherrim
    February 2nd, 2015 02:26 PM
    Cherrim
    A lot of it was out on the public forum, which is part of what was so frustrating to me because I've always been a believer in keeping the drama out of the eyes of everyone else. Like, there are a lot of old threads with people outright arguing with each other over all of it in Q&F if you look back far enough. Mostly the ones where all the quitting and repromoting happened (since all congrats threads used to be in Q&F).

    I don't know... I know we talked about it very occasionally but I think I was always on the side of not removing it. I wasn't around when it was actually removed. (Of course now for the life of me I can't figure out why I was against it.) I assume I would remember it if I'd seen it, though. Guess I'll have to climb the ranks again to find it. *DRAMATIC SIGH*
  13. Cherrim
    February 2nd, 2015 01:56 PM
    Cherrim
    They were both Praetors for a time, but they both had different name colours... or something like that. Do you remember the whole red vs blue thing, during the abbyxsawah time? I think Abby and Andy got into some sort of fight and Andy got promoted to Praetor but then Abby got promoted to her own pink rank (originally the Praetor rank was green, as she'd picked it to be a gender-neutral colour that anyone could enjoy).

    I'm iffy on the details around here because I remember getting so fed up with everyone's behaviour that I quit PC for a month or two but I think people on Andy's side kept saying that Abby was sucking up to Kwesi & the admins for her rank and didn't deserve it and she got frustrated so she quit. (There was also an awful lot of homophobia being flung around because of the abbyxsawah thing, and that really factored into the picking sides thing.) The admins decided they couldn't run PC without her (because, to be fair, she WAS PC at the time since she could and did dedicate so much of her time to running it) and asked her to come back but she said she'd only come back if they made her a real admin (so site admin), no BS sub-ranks. They agreed, Andy's side got all huffy so to make amends, they promoted him to yet another new rank (Staff Admin) and claimed it was "equal to site admins, just admins without websites" even though that was BS because Abby was obviously an example of why that wasn't true... and more fights happened and eventually Abby just quit or something. Somewhere in there, Jake was promoted to Praetor and since the green rank didn't really exist anymore and he was the only person with the rank for a while, he picked the ugly yellow instead. :( But after Abby left, no non-site admin ever had the site admin rank. Everyone was stuck as a Staff Admin until site admins were finally nixed and it didn't matter.

    Until I came into it after the drama had collapsed on itself, technically no "staff admins" (praetor/abby/staff admin/whatever) ever shared a usergroup with each other so it was a stupid unstable system where everyone kind of had their own random rank. iirc when I was promoted to Praetor Jake tried to convince everyone that I was supposed to get my own usergroup too with my own colour but we all pretty much agreed that didn't make any sense so that's where the invidual colour picking died. :(

    Also omg I've started swearing in some of my posts but it's STILL REALLY WEIRD to see outright swear words all over the place on PC. For a split second I was like "holy muk should I report this???? but i don't wanna be a jerk...." This is a hard habit to break.
  14. shenanigans
    February 2nd, 2015 01:45 PM
    shenanigans
    love is natural and real but not for such as you and i.
  15. shenanigans
    February 2nd, 2015 01:42 PM
    shenanigans
    also dude this song is like
    amy winehouse
    and youth lagoon

    hot damn

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    My name is Jon. I used to be a Super Moderator here until about 2005. I came back in 2011 and was one AGAIN for a year, for some weird-ass reason! Now I just lurk. I'm British, live in London, and am a lawyer.
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I assume that maybe three people will check this out (those three being shenanigans, maccrash and Rest), but I thought I'd do my part to publicise the brilliant new short animated film [I]World of Tomorrow[/I] by Don Hertzfeldt. The brief...

Posted April 6th, 2014 at 06:07 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 1
So I wake up this morning, have a shower, get dressed, open up Twitter: all standard Sunday morning stuff. And then this pops up on my Twitter feed:

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Posted March 10th, 2014 at 03:18 PM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 6
So... it's been a while! But it'll be worth it when you see evidence of my visit to London's first [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_cafe"]cat cafe[/URL]! Similar to the ones in Japan, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium opened up on March 1 of this year in London (about 15 minutes from my house)... and it's already fully booked up until June! Deservedly so, as well. Home to about 10 rescue kitties - all adorable - it's a supremely relaxing environment where you can read a good book (on offer...

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 07:37 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 1
Posted inCulture... meh!
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A bit of background is necessary for this one, as it's my favourite in this burgeoning 'series' of blog posts and a bit of context goes a long way.

At the end of last month, in and around Thanksgiving, I went to the US for just over a week to visit some friends out there (one in New York who is from there originally, the other in Virginia who's doing an internship at NATO for 6 months). I'm lucky enough to have been to NYC a number...

Posted November 6th, 2013 at 01:33 PM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 5
Posted inCulture... meh!
A pretty interesting article comparing Nintendo's recent fortunes to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the early 1980s.

If you like either of those things (whether recent or from the early 1980s), I suggest checking out [URL="http://gameological.com/2013/11/for-our-consideration-nintendo-could-learn-from-disney/"]this article[/URL].

Let me know what you think in the comments!

(I haven't totally left this place forever, just yet. :D)
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