The Movie Thread

Mountaineer

Pelican
Gold Member
Lost in Translation is well loved, by people from all walks of life I reckon. It's kind of a dreamy meditation on marital fidelity, no? There is definitely some lust being stirred up but what are they to do? They're both virtual prisoners of their respective situations in that Tokyo hotel.

So her other films that we haven't mentioned are:

Were these okay, I wonder?
I have a very soft spot for Kirsten and Marie Antoinette. Sweet film and I'm still impressed how well it came together style-wise. They went bold with it and that's why it worked. Just like Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet.

Somewhere was quite pointless and 'meh'. The Beguiled I would describe as concealed misandry, I hated it.
 
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Cobra

Hummingbird
Gold Member
"Nayattu" on Netflix. Also known as "The Hunt."

It's a Malayalam (South Indian language in the State of Kerala) language film that has "anti-woke" elements that will surprise you. That's the reason I'm including it here.

What I mean is : 3 Police Officers, get into a tussle with a the member of the local political party of minorities (untouchables or Dalits). Dalits in India were oppressed for a while but now they are have a lot of power due to affirmative action laws. Politicians need their votes to win any election. The guy that the cops piss off knows he has power because of his minority status. The cops end up getting in a situation where another guy in this minority group gets killed. The media, the political system and even their own Police department come after them. Sound familiar yet!

Yes, it was an engaging watch not only because I come from that part of India, but because of its stark parallels to the current political climate in the UK and especially with the USA.

Check it out!
 

ball dont lie

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I watched a couple Christian Bale movies - both were terrific for different reasons.

Empire of the Sun - Bale is a kid and my parents loved this movie when I was young so Id seen it a couple times 20 years ago. Malkovich is in it. Very good re-creation of WW2 Shanghai. Acting - directing - story are all 10/10.

The Machinist - Bale's early film as an adult. Terrifying look at reality. Acting and story are perfect. I won't add anything because I dont want to give away anything. Very dark but redemptive - something like Dante's Inferno.
 

stugatz

Pelican

I watched this last night for two reasons. 1) I'm a fan of Leonard Maltin, but I have a habit of liking movies he hates. He gave this his lowest rating. 2) The title amuses me for some reason.

It's not very good, it's a mid-1960s Bob Hope comedy that was probably controversial in its day (today it would likely get a PG at worst). Sometimes when a movie doesn't age gracefully and becomes an unintentional period piece, that makes it more charming. Sometimes, though, it's just aged badly and is tedious. This has cringy sitcom-like timing - material like this really needs a laugh track to work.
 

Tom Slick

Woodpecker
Frodi Midjord's channel, Guide to Kulchur, has been doing some great film reviews with right-wingers for a couple of years, and just finished their 2021 Decameron that had about 30 different guests reviewing some excellent films from all genres. The reviews are often insightful and relate the movie's themes to current society in ways that I think a lot of people on this forum will appreciate. For example, JF's review of Fight Club totally turned me around on that movie, Greg Johnson used to teach a class on Network (1976) and had a lot to offer on that classic, and Jared Taylor reviewed his favorite Japanese film, Harakiri (1962).

Here's a list of the film reviews and attached is a spreadsheet with download links. It's saved here with txt extention, so you'll have to rename it as .xls. Most of the reviews are on their Bitchute channel, but a few are only on their spreaker, with one on youtube.

28 Days Later (2002) — Zombie Matriarchy - Semiogogue rec. April 28, 2020
Africa addio (1966) — Ricardo Duchesne rec. April 23, 2021
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) — Survive the Jive and John Morgan rec. Jan. 27, 2019
Alien (1979) — White Rabbit Radio rec. April 11, 2021
Apocalypse Now (1979) — Jack Hwite rec. May 19, 2021
Apocalypse Now (1979) & Heart of Darkness (1899) — Guillaume Durocher & John Morgan rec. Jan. 13, 2019
Battle Of Algiers, The (1965) — Guillaume Durocher rec. April 30, 2020
Believer, The (2001) — Jewish Self-Hatred - Ty E rec. Aug. 9, 2020
Billy Jack (1971) — Jim Goad rec. May 10, 2021
Black Mirror S03E03 - Shut Up and Dance — Technological Dystopia - Laura Towler rec. May 4, 2020
Blade Runner (1982) & Blade Runner 2049 (2017) — The Light that Burns Twice as Bright Burns Half as Long - Ty E rec. Oct. 20, 2020
Boy and His Dog, A (1975) — John Morgan & Ty E. rec. April 8, 2021
Breaker Morant (1980) — Mark Weber rec. April 27, 2021
Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957) — Tradition Vs. Modernity - Ricardo Duchesne rec. May 1, 2020
Broken Britain — Working Class Cinema — Dead Man's Shoes (2004) Scum (1979) Made in Britain (1982) - Ty E & The Ayatollah rec. Feb. 4, 2021
Broken Britain Part 2 — This is England (2006) The War Zone (1999) - Ty E & The Ayatollah rec. Feb. 7, 2021
Buffalo '66 (1998) & The Brown Bunny (2003) — Ty E rec. Jan. 27, 2021
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) — The Most Controversial Film Ever Made - On The Offensive rec. April 23, 2020
Chernobyl (2019) — Western Totalitarianism - Morgoth rec. April 14, 2020
Christmas Special — Fanny and Alexander (1982) & A Christmas Story (1983) - Ty E & Greg Johnson rec. Dec. 22, 2020
Come and See (1985) — I Heard the Voice of the Fourth Beast Say - Ty E rec. Aug. 18, 2020
Cross of Iron (1977) — Modern Kshatriya - Ty E rec. Aug. 23, 2020
Cruising (1980) & Windows (1980) — Homocidal Hysteria - Ty E rec. March 25, 2021
Der Todesking (1990) — Elegy For A Dying People - Ty E rec. May 8, 2020
Devil, The (1972) Andrzej Żuławski's Diabel — Depravity & Delirium on the Polish Countryside - Ty E rec. Oct. 18, 2020
Devils, The (1971) — Satanic Seduction In Seventeenth Century France - Ty E rec. Oct. 27, 2020
District 9 (2009) — Laura Towler rec. May 13, 2021
Dogville (2003) — Semiogogue rec. April 6, 2021
Downton Abbey (2010) — The Golden One rec. April 13, 2021
Drive (2011) — Peak Fascist Aesthetics - Ty E rec. Aug. 4, 2020
Embrace the Darkness (1999) — Presley Benson rec. Feb. 22, 2021
Equus (1977) — Survive the Jive and John Morgan - Guide to Kulchur, ep 13 rec. 2019
Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) — Lilliputian Lawlessness - Ty E rec. Sep. 20, 2020
Excalibur (1981) & Lancelot du Lac (1974) — Arthurian Apocalypse - Ty E & Martin Lichtmesz rec. Nov. 10, 2020
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) — Greg Johnson rec. Jan. 20, 2019
Fight Club (1999) — The Inner Jihad - JF Gariépy rec. May 3, 2020
Fire Within, The (1963) — Prophet Of The Apocalypse - Ty E rec. Sep. 1, 2020
First Blood (1982) — Morgoth rec. April 2, 2021
Fitzcarraldo (1982) — Toni Jalonen rec. April 28, 2021
Godfather, The (1972) & Part 2 (1974) — An American Tragedy - Mark Weber rec. May 26, 2020
Good Time (2017) — Blair Cottrell rec. May 7, 2021
Goodfellas (1990) — Brotherhood And Masculinity - Mark Collett rec. April 17, 2020
Great Beauty, The (2013) — Jared George & Jason Köhne rec. April 26, 2021
Great Gatsby, The (1974) — The Past Will Never Return - Mark Weber rec. Nov. 17, 2020
Gummo (1997) — Nuances Of Neo-Vaudevillian Nihilism - Ty E rec. Sep. 15, 2020
Harakiri (1962) — Honor And Revenge In Japanese Tradition - Jared Taylor rec. 24 April, 2020
House (1977) Hausu — Tyler Hamilton rec. April 12, 2021
House of Sand and Fog (2003) — Devon Stack rec. April 7, 2021
HyperNormalisation (2016) — Keith Woods rec. April 1, 2021
I Am Legend Series — Independent Contractor Zombies - David Cole rec. May 10, 2020
I Walked with a Zombie (1943) — The Psychology of the Supernatural - Ty E rec. Nov. 1, 2020
Immortel, ad vitam (2004) — American Zarathustra rec. May 17, 2021
In A Year With 13 Moons (1978) — Fassbinder Transanity - Ty E rec. Sep. 6, 2020
In the Mouth of Madness (1994) — Ernst Robert Almgren rec. May 6, 2021
Interstellar (2014) — JF Gariépy rec. April 3, 2021
Island at the Top of the World, The (1974) — American Krogan rec. May 11, 2021
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996) — David Cole rec. May 1, 2021
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) — Scott Weisswald rec. May 15, 2021
Joe (1970) Angry White Man - Jim Goad rec. June 18, 2020
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) & Lost Highway (1997) — Noirvember - Ty E rec. Nov. 24, 2020.mp4
Le Samouraï (1967) & Ghost Dog (1999) — Noirvember, Part Deux - Ty E rec. Nov. 29, 2020
Legend (1985) — Presley Benson rec. May 3, 2021
Leopold & Loeb — Deviant Delinquents - Rope (1948) Compulsion (1959) Swoon (1992) - Ty E rec. Jan. 17, 2021
Lighthouse, The (2019) — Hidden Meanings - Survive the Jive rec. Jan. 2020
Lives of Others, The (2006) — Fullmoon Ancestry rec. May 4, 2021
Lord of the Rings, The (2001-2003) — Traditionalism - PhilosophiCat and George from Überfolk rec. April 27, 2020
Lucifer Rising (1972) — Occult Cinema - Ty E rec. Sep. 29, 2020
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) — The Z Man rec. April 5, 2021
Manhunter (1986) & The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - If Dostoevsky Wrote An Episode Of Miami Vice - Ty E rec. March 2, 2021
Matrix, The (1999) — Jason Kohne & Jared George rec. April 20, 2020
Max (2002) — Horus rec. April 14, 2021
Melancholie der Engel (2009) — DO NOT WATCH THIS FILM - Ty E rec. May 18, 2021
Memento (2000) — Tiina & Junes rec. April 4, 2021
Metropolis (1927) — The Battle For Herd Unity - Gilad Atzmon rec. May 10, 2020
Midsommar (2019) — Survive the Jive and John Morgan - GtK ep 21 rec. 2020
Mishima — Poetry with a Splash of Blood - Ty E, Guillaume Durocher & Greg Johnson rec. Nov. 25, 2020
Model Citizens For The Modern World — Angst (1983) Climax (2018) Irréversible (2002) - Ty E rec. Dec. 8, 2020
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) — Edward Dutton rec. April 7, 2021
Network (1976) — Greg Johnson rec. April 21, 2021
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) & Brazil (1985) — Double Dystopia - Ty E & John Morgan rec. Dec. 28, 2020
No Country For Old Men (2007) — Keith Woods rec. April 15, 2020
Paradise: Love (2012) — John Morgan - Guide to Kulchur pilot episode rec. 27 Oct, 2018
Play (2011) — by Ruben Östlund - John Morgan rec. 2019
Predator (1987) — James Edwards rec. April 22, 2021
Psycho (1960) — Hitchcock - Psychos & Incels - Ty E rec. July 7, 2020
Reflecting Skin, The (1990) The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) — Philip Ridley - An Underground "Lynch": Philip Ridley's Cult Cinema - Ty E rec. Jan. 31, 2021
Requiem for the American Dream (2015) — Deconstructing Leftism - Kevin MacDonald rec. May 2, 2020
Richard Jewell (2019) — Frustrated White Male - Greg Johnson rec. 2020
Robocop (1987) — Retro Aesthetics and Cultural Decline - Millennial Woes rec. April 18, 2020
Rocky IV (1985) — Port Film Co-op rec. May 8, 2021
Rosemary's Baby (1968) — Showbiz Satanism on the Silver Screen - Ty E rec. Oct. 4, 2020
Sátántangó (1994) — Satan's Tango - Darkness in the Heart of Europe - John Morgan rec. 2020
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) — Sadistic Perversions in Fascist Italy - E. Michael Jones rec. April 25, 2020
Scarface (1983) — Mark Collett rec. April 15, 2021
Serious Man, A (2009) — E. Michael Jones rec. April 29, 2021
Sissi (1955) — Endeavour rec. April 19, 2021
Square, The (2017) — John Morgan - Guide to Kulchur, ep 2 rec. 17 Nov, 2018.
Stalker (1979) — John Morgan - Guide to Kulchur, ep 12 rec. 2020
Stand, The (1994) — Stephen King's Reactionary Worldview - Tiina Wiik & Junes Lokka rec. April 13, 2020
Starship Troopers (1997) — Guillaume Durocher rec. 2019
Stroszek (1977) — The Death Of The American Dream - Ty E rec. July 21, 2020
Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1988) — Martin Lichtmesz rec. April 21, 2020
Taxi Driver (1976) & Joker (2019) — Antisocial Antiheroes - Ty E rec. Feb. 16, 2021
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974) — Chainsaw Massacre Against The Modern World - Hicks, Hippies & Homicide - Ty E rec. Oct. 13, 2020
The Dark Knight Trilogy — Batman - Marcus Follin rec. April 19, 2020
The War on Christmas in the Movies — Black Christmas (1974) & Gremlins (1984) - Ty E & Edmund Connelly rec. Dec. 13, 2020
There Will Be Blood (2007) — Academic Agent rec. April 19, 2021
They Live (1988) — James J. O’Meara - Guide to Kulchur, ep 1 rec. 2019
Threads (1984) — The Ayatollah rec. April 20, 2021
THX 1138 (1971) — Therapeutic Dystopia - Henrik Palmgren rec. May 9, 2020
Too Old to Die Young (2019) — Alexander Dugin rec. April 30, 2021
Twelve Monkeys (1995) — The Philosophy Of Time Travel - Greg Johnson rec. May 8, 2020
Twin Peaks and the Phenomenology of the Black Lodge — Alexander Dugin rec. April 26, 2020
Vanishing, The (1988) & (1993) — Double Horror - Tye E rec. Jan. 12, 2021
Videodrome (1983) — Entertainment As Mind Control With - Morgan & Survive The Jive rec. Dec 4, 2019.
Wicker Man, The (1973) — Survive the Jive and John Morgan - GTK ep 19 rec. 2019
Wild at Heart (1990) — Jay Dyer rec. April 18, 2021
William Friedkin — The French Connection (1971) & To Live And Die In L.A. (1985) - Ty E rec. March 18, 2021
Withnail & I (1987) — Millennial Woes rec. April 10, 2021
Zardoz (1974) — The Gun is Good! The Penis is Evil! - Ty E & John Morgan rec. Nov. 15, 2020
 

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stugatz

Pelican
That's a REALLY great list, lots of cult classics on there that aren't too recognized. (Come and See, in particular, is a very overlooked WWII movie that's probably one of the most nihilistic I've ever watched...that's Soviet cinema for ya.)

Some very unexpected controversial stuff on there too. I'm interested in seeing Salo, but I've heard about the, uh, content present in it, and it just sounds like nasty sensationalism. It has its fans, though, and I may give it a shot. (I have a strong stomach, but I also have my limits...and I don't like pointless shock value.)
 
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Tom Slick

Woodpecker
Like you, I'm well past my schlock value cinema phase, but I'd be interested in at least skimming that movie in order to hear Dr. Jones' review of it.
 

stugatz

Pelican
Like you, I'm well past my schlock value cinema phase, but I'd be interested in at least skimming that movie in order to hear Dr. Jones' review of it.
If you’re familiar with it, it just sounds like shock value for the sake of shock value, but wrapped in a very questionable “see how bad & decadent fascism is?” message. He may see some value in it, though, which intrigues me - it’s not like he listed Cannibal Holocaust or something.

(The book I actually have on my Kindle, and is ten times worse. It’s one of the first books I ever read that made me support censorship in some cases - it’s obscene to the point where even I struggled to read some parts. The funniest part is that it was written in the 1700s, I can only imagine the reaction a few hundred years ago.)
 

Tom Slick

Woodpecker
No, I haven't seen Salo, but if it's that bad, I'd probably just listen to EMJ's review and see if I could follow along. I usually like his commentary.

Maybe you saw that Cannibal Holocaust is on that list. That was the movie that made me discontinue watching junk films, but since I've already seen it, and some of these reviews have given me insight on films I've known very well, I might check out the review on that one as well.
 

MRAll134

Pelican
(Come and See, in particular, is a very overlooked WWII movie that's probably one of the most nihilistic I've ever watched...that's Soviet cinema for ya.)
Come and See gave me PTSD and so did Human Centipede.

I watched Glass (2019), the unofficial sequel to Sixth Sense and Unbreakable; it was decent. M. Night Shyamalan had a cameo. A bit too self-aware and lacks a moral message, but a decent actioner.

I re-watched Terminator: Salvation the other day. I like this one as a mindless action piece, with a few great humans vs machines scenes. I figure I will be living this movie in about five years, lol! o_O
 

renotime

Ostrich
Gold Member
Tom Clancy was never a great writer, but his books did turn out a classic movie that's pretty timeless (Hunt For Red October). I liked his other two hit books Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, but I haven't seen those movies in well over a decade.

Clancy is pretty played out, though, and when I saw Prime had gotten a hold of Without Remorse - with protagonist John Clark as a black dude - I cringed. I've heard that's one of his better books, so maybe I'll read it before I give the movie my time. If the movie's well thought of, I usually prefer to watch that first.

(You can make a white character into a black character if the circumstances are right - they made sonar technician "Jonesey" in Hunt for Red October into a black guy in the movie, but the character really wasn't too important or focused on. Here...it's the main character. I figured this would be woke.)

I don't think turning Clark into a black guy is a big deal, but to be fair there haven't been many black Navy Seals. That's really the least of that movie's problems. The plot is preposterous, (American operators unknowingly kill Russians, so Russians counterattack on American soil and so on and so forth) the dialogue is terrible, characters are undeveloped, and the action scenes are cut up too much. Only thing it has going for it are decent cinematography and Guy Pearce.
 

stugatz

Pelican
No, I haven't seen Salo, but if it's that bad, I'd probably just listen to EMJ's review and see if I could follow along. I usually like his commentary.

Maybe you saw that Cannibal Holocaust is on that list. That was the movie that made me discontinue watching junk films, but since I've already seen it, and some of these reviews have given me insight on films I've known very well, I might check out the review on that one as well.
I actually didn't see that it was on the list as well. I don't have much of a desire to see that one, I've heard enough.

I don't mind cinema with extreme content just as long as it has a point other than testing the bonds of censorship. (I've for years said that Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is excellent, but that one really tries to go out of its way to avoid being overly violent. It still had major problems getting released despite that.)
 
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Maddox

Sparrow
I watched a couple Christian Bale movies - both were terrific for different reasons.

Empire of the Sun - Bale is a kid and my parents loved this movie when I was young so Id seen it a couple times 20 years ago. Malkovich is in it. Very good re-creation of WW2 Shanghai. Acting - directing - story are all 10/10.

The Machinist - Bale's early film as an adult. Terrifying look at reality. Acting and story are perfect. I won't add anything because I dont want to give away anything. Very dark but redemptive - something like Dante's Inferno.

The Machinist was a great movie that I believe was based on an episode of the Twilight Zone. A very dark film and Bale's weight loss for the role really adds to the creepiness of his character.
 

renotime

Ostrich
Gold Member
Mel Gibson’s “We Were Soldiers” is a raw, moving war movie about Vietnam. Definitely recommend if you’re into that genre.

A guy involved in that battle, Rick Rescorla later became a security chief for a company located in the world trade center. Dude knew an attack was possible so he had excellent evacuation procedures in place and was able to get most of the employees. His last words to his wife show just how gutsy the guy was. I'll put one out for him and all the others on Memorial Day.

"Stop crying. I have to get these people out safely. If something should happen to me, I want you to know I've never been happier. You made my life."

 

DeWoken

Robin
Neat list of reviews, @Tom Slick, thanks for sharing :like: One tip though, when sharing a long list you can put it in a spoiler to make scrolling through easier.

I (re)watched The Day of the Jackal and was entertained - though disappointed(?) to find out that it was 100% fictional. Even so, I wonder if they felt compelled to make the assassin more of "a psycho" or else risk appearing to condone such devious actions. Also I watched those few Audrey Hepburn movies I had lined up and then segued onto Humphrey Bogart movies once I came across Sabrina, where the two co-star. You can watch the 90s version with Harrison Ford and see how you think they compare! I generally prefer the original.

I believe Bogie died of throat cancer a couple years after Sabrina due to heavy drinking and cigar smoking, not quite reaching the age of sixty. He left heartbroken his starlet wife, 25 years his junior, and two kids. #AgeGap. He and his first wife were famous for getting into arguments, so at least he got 13 years of being happily married. His 1950 picture, In a Lonely Place, was excellent. However, I was a little scandalized that the lead female character seems to traipse around the entire film without a bra underneath. I think I'm not wrong in seeing headlights. What do you think, should this mode of costume be allowed in film?

warning: possible 1950s headlights
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1956 with family
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@MichaelWitcoff What about Hacksaw Ridge, covering the Pacific War? Mel got to direct that one. I just remember it's pretty gruesome but I have to re-watch at some point.
 

stugatz

Pelican
@MichaelWitcoff What about Hacksaw Ridge, covering the Pacific War? Mel got to direct that one. I just remember it's pretty gruesome but I have to re-watch at some point.
I remember seeing that one I think in late 2018. I thought it was very solid (and it's nice to see a WWII movie that focuses on the Pacific) but not particularly great. I think it just got overly praised because Mel Gibson finally got forgiven by Hollywood after those comments he made in the 2000s, and is now making movies again. (I always wonder why he got forgiven, did he grovel and promise he'd never say it again or something?)

Gibson has directed some good stuff and doesn't get enough recognition (Braveheart, The Passion). I need to see Apocalypto.
 

Maddox

Sparrow
I remember seeing that one I think in late 2018. I thought it was very solid (and it's nice to see a WWII movie that focuses on the Pacific) but not particularly great. I think it just got overly praised because Mel Gibson finally got forgiven by Hollywood after those comments he made in the 2000s, and is now making movies again. (I always wonder why he got forgiven, did he grovel and promise he'd never say it again or something?)

Gibson has directed some good stuff and doesn't get enough recognition (Braveheart, The Passion). I need to see Apocalypto.
Out of all his films, Apocalypto is the most underrated of the bunch. It has a 7.8 rating on IMDB and yet it's never talked about by film critics.
 
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