Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What movie...

were you thinking about just now?
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78 comments:

Liolia said...

Let the Right One In (the original, brilliant swedish movie, not the doubtful remake)

Jason H. said...

Winter's Bone. I finally saw it last night, and I'm just now getting around to writing about it.

BeRightBack said...

I AM LOVE, since I saw it last night. So so great.

Andrew L. said...

Waking Life

I love rotoscope.

Anonymous said...

Country Strong. The Return of Gwynnie!

Agustin said...

gainsbourg biopic, will I ever get to see it?

The Pretentious Know it All said...

You Can Count on Me...and I'm crying a little bit. Because it's beautiful and because I really think Mark Ruffalo has no idea what he's gotten himself into.

step said...

Never Let Me Go, is it September 15th yet?

sars said...

Bong Joon-Ho's "Mother". Just saw it the other night. I just love the tone of his films, including this one. He's in my top five directors at the moment.

Deus Ex Machina said...

De Sica's Two Women (La ciociara). The movie that gave Sophia Loren the oscar. TCM just showed it and it just made me realize how she's an actress with such level of depth.

Karla said...

Winter's Bone for me too. Just saw it on Monday - fantastic!

chris na Taraja said...

Strangely enough ROBIN HOOD with Erol and Olivia. not sure why

James Colon said...

Sleeping With The Enemy. Awful movie. Great mustache.

Anonymous said...

Black Swan.

Natalie. Winona. Mila. Darren.

CANNOT WAIT.

troyhopper said...

"The Kids Are All Right," which I still haven't seen.

Fernando Moss said...

Possession with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace... I just watched it last night...

Michele "Michiewah" Toro said...

Network. Finally bought the DVD, watched it last night, was fasinating and horrifying simultaneously.

Clement said...

I'll have to piggy back on Jason H., at least in mentioning Winter's Bone (perhaps #2 on my list for 2010 thus far).

I was instantly pleased that a movie could be such a delight without star actors (and their acclaim for PAST, unrelated projects) or a director self-promoting their "brand".

While a few changes from the book irked me, Jennifer Lawrence was a work of art and the movie was gritty and deeply dark...two things I enjoy seeing in indie films.

On another note, Step, have you read Never Let Me Go? I read it on a loooong flight this week and loved the genre...and hope it translates well into film.

Kyle said...

Short Cuts

bought it yesterday at the sweet Criterion Sale that B&N's has going on.

Btw, 8 1/2...finally saw it, did not enjoy.

NATHANIEL R said...

jason -- i was just thinking about that (the supporting performances in particular)

berightback -- i'm so glad this cult is spreading

sars -- ugh. i still need to see that.

Michele -- ooh, if you just read that, read my piece on it.

Jeff M. said...

Country Strong - listening to Gwyneth Paltrow singing for this movie on Awards Daily. Not bad!

Bridge said...

This week I can only think about Happy-Go-Lucky (that's just my face!) and Never Let Me Go (dying to see it and the poster is amazing).

Stonez said...

"The Social Network" ...just read an article on the book by Mezrich.

Ryan T. said...

Just finished reading something on Inception. Then right before I clicked to go to your blog, my mind wandered over to Scott Pilgrim and how excited I am to see it finally.

Jonathon said...

Grindhouse and how Rose McGowan can look good with any hair color.

adelutza said...

I was just reading about Never Let Me Go... so there it goes

SB said...

The Hours!



Nathaniel, write about 1940`s star, Carmem Miranda, "the girl of tutifruit" hair.

ZiZo said...

Volver

Because I read some articles about the Spanish Golden Girls remake with Carmen Maura

Anonymous said...

My Life (1993)

Marvel Boy said...

I'm thinking about High Crimes. I have one question how come ashley judd was never nominated for and oscar?

joe burns said...

Isadora. I have to watch it today, for Redgrave's performance.

Anonymous said...

Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Most rewatchable movie ever?

S. said...

Titus directed by Julie Taymor, cannot wait for The Tempest!

Dave in Alamitos Beach said...

I was thinking of Pauline At The Beach, the French movie by Eric Rohmer. I watched it just last night.

What I love about Rohmer's films is that after two hours of, well, essentially just conversation, the perspective of everything shifts just a tiny bit. How like real life it is.

Except, in real life, not everyone walks around shirtless or in impossibly tight pants and bathing suits. Viva La France! ;-)

NATHANIEL R said...

Dave -- ah yes. Pauline at hte Beach. it's a goodie.

Marvel Boy -- i think it's a combo of things. wrong projects. non prestige fare. bad timing. I remember thinking she was pretty great in SMOKE but it was essentially a cameo.

ZiZo -- wait. WHAT? Golden Girls spanish remake?

J.D. said...

Life of Brian. No legitimate clue why.

Paul Outlaw said...

Cats and Dogs 2. Don't ask.

No Bad Movies said...

Short Cuts. I usually see the film once a year. This time I got the 2disc version, with the featurettes, which was educational and interesting, all of Raymond Carver's short stories rolled up in one movie. Lots of interviews. Every time I see the film it mkes me want to go backward and discover more Altman.
Also it's real cool to see all these actors together in one movie. I'm sure many people that like the film have their favorite characters, and even though I'm fond of many, I can't help but get a kick out of Jennifer Jason Leigh talking about balls slapping up against her ass as a phone sex operator while she is doing housework.

Craig said...

With Afghanistan in the news so much as of late, just revisited Jarhead and had a running parallel on how that movie compared to The Hurt Locker. Wonder if there are any good recent Afghani movies addressing the ongoing conflict and war in that country?

Alex Savvides said...

Miami Vice. I saw it earlier today and I really can't get it out of my head. The cinematography, the style, Gong Li. Loved it.

NATHANIEL R said...

Paul Outlaw -- you couldn't make me ask.

No Bad -- that is a funny scene but for me Short Cuts isn't a patch on the 70s stuff... i know many people feel differently though.

Billy D said...

The Duchess.

Billy Held An Oscar said...

The Hours.

I want to put rocks in my pockets and go for a swim. It has been a rough day.

Hayden said...

Desperately Seeking Susan.

Dave L said...

I Am Love

Vertigo said...

Collateral.

I just can't get it out of my head. Digital cinematography of LA, brilliant soundtrack... STUNNING.

NATHANIEL R said...

Billy -- BIG HUGS. i'm fond of you. put those rocks back where they belong.

Vertical -- it so sucks that that movie couldn't manage a cinematography nomination.

Blinking Cursor said...

2046 by Wong Kar Wai. I just bought the dvd and am hoping to see it tonight. However, other commitments may delay my viewing.

BTW, Nat, if you are still having a bit of a writer's block, why not consider writing about on screen dynamic acting duos/teams? My comment is sparked by reading that The Strait Times called Tony Leung Chi Wai and Maggie Cheung as the 'Bogart and Bacall' of Asia. Why not write a piece on great acting teams?

Anyway, just throwing that out there for you to consider.

Caroline said...

Savage Grace. I love it, though none of the critics do. I'm kind of getting into an Eddie Redmayne thing after I saw him in The Pillars of the Earth...

cal roth said...

I was thinking about Jackie Brown, and than about its contemporary Leonard adaptation, Out of Sight, aka Soderbergh's best movie. So charming, so sexy, so romantic, so funny. That's what entertainment is all about.

Come on, this movie should be a classic. It's the An Affair to Remember of the 90's, and it's better than An Affair to Remember!

Janice said...

Moulin Rouge. Do I ever think of any other? (Well, yes: When will The Kids are Alright come to a theater near me?)

@joe burns: a friend played Isadora for me a few years ago. I love Vanessa Redgrave (best actress in English language? Yes, including you, Meryl. Sorry.) but that movie was an experience I could have lived without. Part of the problem was tone - the director couldn't seem to decide if he wanted to be "experimental" or not, and sometimes was to great effect (Isadora's first sexual experience), sometimes to merely pretentious effect. On the other hand, there are scenes where I wished it had been more metaphorical, less literal - the close-up of isadora's with her eyes bulging as she's being strangled? Not necessary, but the image is now burned on my brain in a bad way.

Not that I'd dissuade you from seeing it.

tess said...

The Kids Are All Right. Just saw it for the second time, and wow, it really grows with multiple viewings.

NATHANIEL R said...

blinking cursor -- not a bad idea. but the block was really an offsite thing. all fixed up now . i'll be back here shortly. probably by the weekend.

tess -- the second time i loved it more. i do think i'm trying a third soon. hope it gets even better.

janice -- from what i've heard it's going wide next weekend i believe? you should get it soon at any rate. it's doing really well so they're aggressively expanding.

joel65913 said...

Return of the Soldier-Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Ann-Margret and the magnificent Julie Christie, one of the best casts ever all giving great performances.

Jose said...

Lost in Translation :(

Glendon said...

The Player And Short Cuts, each of which I saw last night for the first time, and in a theatre for $6 to boot!

Jenn said...

The Avengers, supposedly coming out in 2012, and how it could turn into the biggest disaster no superhero can save.

Michael said...

I'm thinking of Cries and Whispers, which is sitting in the little Netflix red envelope upstairs for me.

Katie said...

not a film, but a scene in a film; "Arwen's Ride" in The lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring. Youtube "Arwen's Ride" to see. Gorgeous scene.

Cluster Funk said...

The Horse Whisperer. I don't know why.

Brett said...

Never Let Me Go and Black Swan, I'm literally obsessed with them lol; just want to see Carey, Keira, Natalie and Mila's Performances in there films! :D

Robert said...

Inception... Only because I was just reading about Tom Hardy and his supposed bisexuality. MMMMMMMMmmmm, Tom Hardy...

ZiZo said...

Nathaniel: Yes, LAS CHICAS DE ORO are coming, and Carmen Maura will play Rosa (Rose).

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118022225.html?categoryid=19=1&cs=1

and here you have a couple of pictures:
http://media.vertele.com/0000066500/0000066931.jpg
http://media.vertele.com/0000066500/0000066936.jpg

Morgan said...

I just watched The Squid and the Whale and was completely blown away. The acting, the writing, the directing -- all of it was so spot on. (Jesse Eisenberg in particular, I thought, was outstanding -- makes me even more excited for The Social Network.) I felt like I had been punched in the gut after it was over... but in a good way?

I think it's interesting that people tend to view it -- and all of Baumbach's work, it seems (this was my first foray into his oeuvre) -- as being especially cruel, because I didn't see it that way at all. I think there's an enormous sympathy there towards the characters, but also a very realistic understanding that people are deeply flawed. He certainly doesn't sugarcoat things, but I don't think he really judges any of them, either, which I really like.

Henry said...

As I'm reading this, I'm thinking of Superman Returns.

NATHANIEL R said...

henry - but why?

Morgan -- i mostly agree but i think that's his most generous film. Jeff Daniels is SO great in it, isn't he?

Henry said...

It's sitting there on the coffee table and I haven't moved the DVD since the weekend.

tesh said...

The Bridges of Madison County.

It changed my life.

Glenn Dunks said...

Dreamland, a stunning achievement of a film that I recently saw at Melbourne International Film Festival. It's making me want to be a better person, that's how powerful it was for me.

Mita Lee said...

Penny Serenade, just having the scene with the fortune cookie on the beach on my mind...

bbats said...

Grand Hotel and how I've had the DVD from netflix for the last two months. Sad and busy.

Dimitra said...

American Beauty, I watched it last night for the first time and loved it.

Anonymous said...

Antichrist (and if I re-watch it will it ruin my day?)

Sadner said...

Chicago ," My sister and I had an act that couldn't flop"

The Film Junkie said...

Rabbit Hole, because I'm so happy to hear that it's finally going to see the light of day (at Toronto) which means we'll finally see/hear some reactions and (hopefully) Oscar-talk!

jimmy said...

"Ordinary People"....."you lied every time you walked in that front door...POOR Beth...."

Stella said...

John Adams (technically it's a miniseries but I consider all miniseries to be extended movies. In this case, a seven-hour movie). I had to see if after reading the recent New York Times piece on Laura Linney, and developed a ravenous curiosity after realizing that I had never seen this vital role of hers. The miniseries is kind of dry but strangely addicting.

NATHANIEL R said...

bbats -- make time. GRAND HOTEL is so fun. (underrated too i think given it's weirdly blase rep)