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Two obscure films from golden age of British horror,

 

The Witches (1966)

 

Starring Joan Fontaine. It is a better film for a view of a lost bucolic class-ridden society and manners - quintessential 'Englishness' - than any sort of horror. It is all very tame! More like a soap opera. A fairly bad film then but Fontaine's star power just about adds some interest.

 

 

And Soon the Darkness (1970)

 

This is fairly good. Made by the production team behind the TV show The Avengers. The premise is simple. Two hot posh swinging sixties English birds are cycling in rural France on some sort of holiday. One of them disappears and the rest of the film is the other one investigating. Shifty ''French types'' and the language barrier add a sense of helplessness. The use of locations is curious as you have,

 

Village A

The scene where the disappearance occurred

Village B - more a hamlet really

 

And country roads between those localities. All rustic France. Much of the film consists of her and others going back and forth. Excellent use of location work.

 

I liked this film. It seems that it is completely forgotten. 

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The Cruel Sea (1953)

 

Classic stiff upper lip WW2 film. When men were men. Before the Brits transgendered and converted to Jihad. 

 

The Innocents (1961)

 

Ambiguity. Subjectivity. Oblique angles. Well before Repulsion and other such films. Remarkably ahead of its time really. If this was French it would be acclaimed as an artsy fartsy masterwork.

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Reds (1981)

 

Entertaining epic which manages to transcend affiliations (i.e., communism) of its protagonists into something broader. It does have an irritating side - especially in the beginning. It features the type of people I hate, middle class pseudo-intellectuals thinking they have the correct view on the working classes: the forefathers of the white middle class wokeys really. 

 

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

 

Turn Jacky boy on and let him go. There are also themes on class displacement here. Wanderlust - flight really. 

 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) 

 

It is alright. John le Carre adaptation stuffed with British actors. For some reason Gary Oldman plays George Smiley as Prince Charles. Once you pick up on it, you never fail to see ''Prince Charles'' so this is disconcerting. The BBC tv series from 1979 is apparently better.

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Obsession (1976)

 

De Palma Vertigo rip/inspiration/homage. It is alright. It gets bogged down a bit. The denouement always needed to be extremely good to justify it but I feel it doesn't quite work. You are sitting there with the knowledge of Vertigo (Kim Novak faked her own death and it was all this big con) throughout, so it becomes a case of: how is De Palma going to subvert Vertigo's denouement (or is he just going to follow it)? 

 

WILL (2024)

 

New Belgium (Flemish) holocaust-resistance film just released on Netflix. Rather good. Shows painful decision-making during occupation: resistance v collaboration @booby-doo One of yours? 

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1 minute ago, DieselDaisy said:

Obsession (1976)

 

De Palma Vertigo rip/inspiration/homage. It is alright. It gets bogged down a bit. The denouement always needed to be extremely good to justify it but I feel it doesn't quite work. You are sitting there with the knowledge of Vertigo (Kim Novak faked her own death and it was all this big con) throughout, so it becomes a case of: how is De Palma going to subvert Vertigo's denouement (or is he just going to follow it)? 

 

WILL (2024)

 

New Belgium (Flemish) holocaust-resistance film just released on Netflix. Rather good. Shows painful decision-making during occupation: resistance v collaboration @booby-doo One of yours? 

 

belgium is a woke hellhole, I can't imagine we'd be making anything of note

 

our strenght is not movies, but comics! We've got so many great flemish comics with incorrect humour. The 70s, 80s and 90s were our golden age. Nowadays the comic landscape has wokified too. But I have a personal library full of great stuff

 

Urbanus - Standaard UitgeverijStandaard Uitgeverij

 

Kiekeboe: de beste 3 van de eerste 30 en van de laatste 30 door Merho -  Europese strips - De Getekende Reep

 

De Njam-Njambloem - Jommeke - 80 kopen | Gobelijn

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41 minutes ago, MAGATRON said:

I watched Zodiac for the umpteenth time last weekend. As long as it doesn’t land you in prison, it is good to have an obsession. 

I've never seen it. Is it that good?

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1 hour ago, AxlisOld said:

I've never seen it. Is it that good?

Yes. It is a serial killer JFK or All the President’s Men type movie. Has the style and pacing of a 70’s movie. If you like those other two movies you will almost certainly like Zodiac. I would post more but I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you. 

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14 hours ago, AxlisOld said:

Iron Claw. Wow. If there's a god, this family did something to get on his bad side.

 

Good movie, shitty Ric Flair.

 

Laughably bad Flair. Pretty good Harley Race though

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On 2/14/2024 at 8:22 AM, Jack Burton said:

Watched Silence of the Lambs last night. Love that movie. Got about halfway through Hannibal before i had to go to bed. Not nearly as good as SotL, but I still like it.

 

Very over the top but fairly underrated

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On 2/24/2024 at 5:13 PM, AxlisOld said:

Iron Claw. Wow. If there's a god, this family did something to get on his bad side.

 

Good movie, shitty Ric Flair.

And they omitted Chris and his suicide.

Fucking hell...

15 hours ago, sixes schmixes said:

 

Laughably bad Flair. Pretty good Harley Race though

 

The actual wrestling scenes weren't that great.

Even MRS DOOM said how shit the guy who played Flair was.

The guy who played Fritz was a dead ringer, was a good Harley Race and (correct me if I'm wrong) a decent Bruiser Brody.

 

I enjoyed hearing "Don't Fear The Reaper" at a nice volume at the cinema.

 

I only ever really saw Kerry (on WWF), wasn't until only a couple of years ago I discovered that he only had the one foot!

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6 minutes ago, Donny_TPB said:

Long "Memory Holed"

80's Movie Found.

 

In 1984 it was known as

Fast Times Pt II

w/ Chris Penn playing a quite different version of Sean Penn's character "Spicoli"

 

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The curiosity of no longer being able to easily watch this film got me once again searching to see if it was uploaded anywhere 

 

Internet Fackin' Archive 

https://archive.org/details/the-wild-life

 

 

Not the cultural defining comedy of the previous film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 

But still worth watching just for the refreshing 80's party culture vibe!

 

 

 

Fuck is this? I've never heard of this

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Antichrist. A fucked up movie that I've been meaning to watch for a while and finally got around to - it's well done but I don't recommend it. It tries to be deeper than it really is and some parts are over the top, but it works for what it was going for.

 

After that I watched a completely opposite kind of movie: Spaceballs.

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2 hours ago, Gordon Comstock said:

Antichrist. A fucked up movie that I've been meaning to watch for a while and finally got around to - it's well done but I don't recommend it. It tries to be deeper than it really is and some parts are over the top, but it works for what it was going for.

 

After that I watched a completely opposite kind of movie: Spaceballs.

Spaceballs is one of my very favourite movies 🫡

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The Godfather Saga

 

I’ve never seen this cut of the movie before… 75mims of extra footage. Put in sequence the Vito Corelone back story seems to have less impact than in the regular cut of Godfather 2. 

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