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    THE KING’S MAN The prequel/origin story to the...

    THE KING’S MAN
    The prequel/origin story to the Kingsman franchise is an entertaining romp fueled by a suberb cast, snappy action sequences, and rather restrained (which is nice) humor (compared to...
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    MONOS Straddling the line between visual tone...

    MONOS
    Straddling the line between visual tone poem and quasi-non narrative storytelling, this Spanish language film revels in vivid, semi-hallucinatory imagery and a plot saturated in abstruse...
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    PIG Cage is solid and decidedly understated in...

    PIG
    Cage is solid and decidedly understated in this muted thrilller.
    The film is an interesting mix of genres and tropes yet the story is never what you expect it to be and delivers many nice...
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    In the “Making of The Dam Busters” featurette...

    In the “Making of The Dam Busters” featurette included on the DVD, they have a film critic inferring that the raid on the Death Star’s resemblance to The Dam Busters was largely due to Gil Taylor....
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    :cool: Trip this crazy connection: Gil...

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    Trip this crazy connection:

    Gil Taylor, who was the DP on The Dam Busters was also the DP on Star Wars: A New Hope…
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    So, way back on 5/26, I mentioned how a large...

    So, way back on 5/26, I mentioned how a large chunk of the plot seemed as if it were lifted straight from Star Wars: A New Hope...
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    UNDINE As with his previous film, 2018's...

    UNDINE
    As with his previous film, 2018's excellent Transit, writer/director Christian Petzold's latest endeavor is a restrained romantic fable with an undercurrent of dark fantasy.
    While it helps...
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    THE RUTHLESS This is a slick and solid Mafioso...

    THE RUTHLESS
    This is a slick and solid Mafioso movie from the Motherland (Italy).
    While it contains a number of familiar gangster tropes, it's well-paced, has a sly sense of humor, nice callbacks,...
  9. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    REALITY If you are unfamiliar with the films of...

    REALITY
    If you are unfamiliar with the films of Quentin Dupieux, suffice it to say that they are quirky. For example, his most well-known feature, Rubber, was about a sociopathic tire; his latest,...
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    FLEE A thoroughly engaging, often harrowing, and...

    FLEE
    A thoroughly engaging, often harrowing, and heartfelt coming-of-age/coming out story wrapped in a 10-year long endeavor to escape from war torn Afganistan.
    Told from the perspective of an...
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    GAIA Full disclosure: I am cutting this film...

    GAIA
    Full disclosure: I am cutting this film some slack due to exotic bias.
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    It's a South African ecological horror/revenge of nature yarn that contains some familiar plot elements, yet...
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    CRYPTOZOO If you enjoy quirky, hand-drawn...

    CRYPTOZOO
    If you enjoy quirky, hand-drawn animation, mythology, and quasi socio-political sci-fi, then chances are you'll dig this flick.
    It wasn't at all what I expected, which was cool (the film...
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    I read Louis L’Amour, too…

    I read Louis L’Amour, too…
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    Tim Sale, R.I.P.

    Yet another comic book legend passes into the Great Beyond.

    Sale's most seminal work was linked most prominantly to Batman, but he also put sweet spins on Catwoman, Challengers of the Unknown,...
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    Bonus Points galore since you perfectly summed up...

    Bonus Points galore since you perfectly summed up the film in 3 words.
    Delightfully pleasant surprise indeed! :D:cool:

    I was super hesitant to watch it given that all the advance press (news...
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    BOSS LEVEL This film is a balls-to-the-wall,...

    BOSS LEVEL
    This film is a balls-to-the-wall, bofo action packed maelstrom.
    Sure, the premise is familiar and is pretty much a well-worn gimmick, but the whole package comes out the gate with such...
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    ABOUT ENDLESSNESS Roy Andersson's latest...

    ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
    Roy Andersson's latest endeavor is a collection of droll and aloof vignettes overseen by an unnamed, unseen, casually omnipresent narrator. The overall theme seems to be not only...
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    I was lucky enough to get to interview Mr....

    I was lucky enough to get to interview Mr. Cronenberg a couple of times back in another career life. I recall him being cool.
    But I digress.
    Sadly, due to mitigating circumstances, I missed the...
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    It pairs well with The Avengers (Steed & Peel,...

    It pairs well with The Avengers (Steed & Peel, not Marvel...)
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    MANDIBLES Sacre mouche merde!!! If you are...

    MANDIBLES
    Sacre mouche merde!!!
    If you are familiar with the work of Quentin Dupieux (Rubber), then you know to strap in for some absurd and wacky dark comedy.

    RIYL
    Dude, Where's My Car; A Fish...
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    The film owes a huge debt to David Cronenberg, so...

    The film owes a huge debt to David Cronenberg, so if you dig his oeuvre, then you will dig Titane.
    But, yeah, unless you like extreme body horror wrapped in an arthouse vibe, probably best to have...
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    Coupla graphic novels to recommend: 419150...

    Coupla graphic novels to recommend:

    419150
    Bryan Talbot's detailed art makes this modern fable, which mixes up Beatrix Potter mythology and real life trauma, an engaging effort.


    419151
    Paul...
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    TITANE Screenwriter/director Julia Ducournau’s...

    TITANE
    Screenwriter/director Julia Ducournau’s sophomore effort won The Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Which just goes to prove that not only are the French adept at making fucked-up...
  26. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    DEAD PIGS Cathy Yan's (Birds of Prey: And the...

    DEAD PIGS
    Cathy Yan's (Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) debut feature is a quirky ensemble piece taking place in Beijing. It harkens back to the quirky indie...
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    The Quiet Boy - Ben H. Winters This is a...

    The Quiet Boy - Ben H. Winters
    This is a slow-burn mash-up of courtroom/legal procedural, mystery/detective fiction, and supernatural/cult thriller, with a little bit of romance and family bonding...
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    88 Names - Matt Ruff Sadly, it's not as...

    88 Names - Matt Ruff
    Sadly, it's not as distinctive in voice as either Bad Monkeys or Lovecraft Country. And, despite being unable to shake the spectre of Ready Player One and borrowing elements of...
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    Shadow had enough juice to get the venerable Wong Kar Wai to direct this video, too...

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  31. The Private Press...20 Years Old This Week

    DJ Shadow's 2002 sophomore release, The Private Press is 20 years old.

    While his debut album, Endtroducing, generally garners all the praise, I actually feel that this is a much more streamlined...
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    Yeah, he may very well fall victim to the Norman...

    Yeah, he may very well fall victim to the Norman Bates/Freddy Krueger Syndrome....
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    I admit that I was initially turned off with S3...

    I admit that I was initially turned off with S3 Ep1 given the blatant and unnecessary cameo from a certain South African A-lister, who recently had a high profile cameo in a Marvel movie, too (if...
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    PS This is a pretty decent article about the...

    PS
    This is a pretty decent article about the filming locations for the climax of TG:M

    SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE, SO ONLY READ AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM!!!
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    Dang, it got moved back so many times that I...

    Dang, it got moved back so many times that I forgot about this thread.

    Saw it on the second show,on the Thursday before the "official" release.

    Closest thing to an amusement park thrill ride I...
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    I WENT DOWN This is a quirky Irish mash up of...

    I WENT DOWN
    This is a quirky Irish mash up of the buddy comedy/inept gangster/road trip genres featuring a svelte Brendan Gleeson.
    Wonderful dialogue and a few twists meld with an easy going pace...
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    BLISS For some reason I keep giving director...

    BLISS

    For some reason I keep giving director Joe Begos the benefit of my doubts. His first film, Almost Human, was almost unwatchable. His latest effort, VFW, was a limp and uninspired retread of...
  39. Gastronomic horror seems to be the hip, new genre...

    Gastronomic horror seems to be the hip, new genre these days, what with The Feast, Flux Gourmet, and this upcoming endeavor:

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    Scheduled to be in theaters in November 2022
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    PIERCING This is a strange, perverted, yet...

    PIERCING
    This is a strange, perverted, yet beguiling little psychological thriller about a married man with twisted desires and a woman who just may be his match made in hell.
    Swathed in rich...
  41. RE: Top Gun: Maverick Ditto! I was...

    RE: Top Gun: Maverick



    Ditto!

    I was surprised to learn some of the filming locations, too.
    [SPOILERS IN THIS ARTICLE, SO ONLY READ AFTER YOU HAVE SEEN THE FILM!!!]...
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    My first and most memorable taste of Hopkins'...

    My first and most memorable taste of Hopkins' acting was in The Wild Bunch:

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    Bo Hopkins -R.I.P.

    https://variety.com/2022/film/news/bo-hopkins-dead-american-graffiti-the-wild-bunch-1235280660/
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    THE BOMBARDMENT This Danish film centers around...

    THE BOMBARDMENT
    This Danish film centers around "Operation Carthage," whereupon the British Allied Forces air raided Copenhagen to destroy a Gestapo HQ in the spring of 1945.
    The story unfolds in...
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    TRANSIT This is an enthralling, albiet...

    TRANSIT
    This is an enthralling, albiet disquieting dystopian drama/thriller inspired by the French exodus during WWII. Buried underneath the tense police state aesthetic is a tangled love quadrangle...
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    SUSHI GIRL While this single room thriller owes...

    SUSHI GIRL
    While this single room thriller owes a serious debt to the likes of Reservoir Dogs, it still holds its own thanks to solid performances from all involved.
    Sure, it has a slight faux...
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    Hmmmm. Trailer makes this look like John Wick...

    Hmmmm.
    Trailer makes this look like John Wick banging Jason Bourne...it also looks like all the other recent big budget, A-list starring generic action pix NF keeps producing and hoping to franchise...
  49. TOP GUN: MAVERICK F×÷King A!!! And by "A", I...

    TOP GUN: MAVERICK
    F×÷King A!!!
    And by "A", I mean AWESOME!!!
    If you loved the original then there is virtually no way you won't love this sequel.
    It's teeming with nostalgic aural and visual...
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    R.I.P. Ray Liotta

    While perhaps most associated with Goodfellas, I always loved him in Something Wild...

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