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jontargaryen January 23 2020, 19:24:50 UTC
That Assassin 33 AD summary was one plot twist after another.

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scriptedending January 23 2020, 19:38:32 UTC
Last night, I watched Her Smell (available on HBO and Kanopy) for Indie Spirit voting purposes.

Despite the intentionally abrasive film name and main character, I really loved it and wished I'd caught it in theaters. It was a little too long, imo, but otherwise an engaging, compelling character study about the lead singer of an all-woman rock band and the people, mainly women, in her egotistical, self-destructive orbit.

The decision to film the story as five or six long scenes broken up by old "home videos" of the band was inspired and really added to the growing tension, and the cinematography and sound design made you feel like you were in the room. I didn't realize how invested I was until [Spoiler (click to open)]I started crying when Becky played "Heaven" for her daughter on the piano.

Tonight, I'm going to see The Turning with my cousin, since my husband had no interest whatsoever. Sure, it has 25% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it's a spooky house movie! That has to count for something.

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eveofrevolution January 23 2020, 19:40:25 UTC
zazie_toujours January 23 2020, 19:46:35 UTC
oh shit 25% :( let us know how it was, i like sigismondi, the story and the soundtrack so i hoped for more.

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safdies January 23 2020, 20:17:02 UTC
Please hunt me down after you see The Turning! I’ll catch Her Smell on Kanopy. I just taught my first few classes this week, and I love the look on students’ faces when they realize the magic of Kanopy (despite their horrific pricing model 😩).

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eveofrevolution January 23 2020, 19:41:30 UTC

skekzok January 23 2020, 19:42:38 UTC
I know you shouldn't necessarily have to be familiar with source material for a film to work, but literally the first review I started reading for Color Out of Space began with, "I'm not familiar with H.P. Lovecraft's work but..."

Fucking really? Really?! Instinct closed that tab for me.

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zazie_toujours January 23 2020, 19:47:33 UTC
apparently stanley's been bankrolled for another two lovecraft movies, is this a transmission from the good timeline?

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skekzok January 23 2020, 20:21:01 UTC
I'm so excited for him and for SpectreVision! We need more Weird movies.

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aaronnyc89 January 23 2020, 20:35:57 UTC
I could cry honestly. I wonder which it'll be?

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zazie_toujours January 23 2020, 19:50:01 UTC
I CANNOT WAIT FOR COLOR OUT OF SPACE.

seeing lighthouse tomorrow FINALLY!!!

also i'm testing out this movie streaming thing for work and it's got tons of interesting stuff. I saw Pasolini (shit), Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr story (v interesting, a little sad), Hitchcock/Truffaut (excellent), half of Bunch of Kunst (didn't really grab me) and about ten minutes of the Alice Guy-Blache doc (lol i thought it was so badly made?). still lots i need to watch from there before the demo user expires.

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skekzok January 23 2020, 20:23:37 UTC
The Lighthouse was my surprise fav movie of 2019! I wasn't expecting it to be as amazing as it was even though I loved The Witch. I hope you love it! Dafoe is absolutely incredible.

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