its unironically good, maybe tried to hard to mimic Holy mountain but i like it. If you havent i also recomment Himiko, The devils (1971) and Santa Sangre, all three very aesthetically trippy films visually and thematically and you would probably appreciate if you liked Zardos
Yes, I truly enjoy Zardoz. I will watch this Himiko movie you suggest. I've seen the other two and enjoyed them, especially The Devils. Ken Russell is great when he's great.
Klaus. It had an extremely predictable plot but really nice art and voice acting. It was a pretty animated movie for sure. You could actually tell where the plot's going before it even got there though. All of the character progression felt forced and rushed. Luckily for us wizzies the romance was a subplot. Still it ends up with The main character getting married and having kids. There was this adorable kid that spoke a foreign language too. I found it extremely weird that you see her grown up. It's so goddamned weird to see kids grow up.
Overall, it's a pretty movie with an okay albeit cookie cutter story. I enjoyed it.
I've watched "Greenland" yesterday because I was craving for a decent end-of-the-world/catastrophe movie for quite some time. I liked it overall but there was nothing too impressive or special in it. Nothing annoying to me either. Can only recommend if you crave for this type of movie like I do.
Was Spiderman actually a sad movie and a metaphor for wizardry and virginity, where being a "superhero" refers to being a virtuous virgin?
My wizinterpretation of the movie:
We have a failed wizard, that's played by uncle Ben, a man who was an elder wizard but that lost his virginity to aunt May when he was in his 50s.
Peter is an apprentice of wizard, and the protagonist, who is still unsure whether or not to be a wizard, but that had have lessons on the value of wizardry by his Uncle Ben, so he knows about the wizard moral and is at many times contradicted by it because he doesn't benefit from it.
Mary Jane, a succubus Peter fancies since very young, and whom he will lose his virginity and chance to be a wizard.
Uncle Ben has always wanted Peter to follow the wizard path and forget about succubi, and instead dedicate his life to justice and righteousness, but the young apprentice is weak and too immature to understand wizardry, and yet, the figure of his Uncle along his teachings and moral are so strong and ingrained in him, that it follows him everywhere, even in his dreams, after this one dies, and that's where Peter the apprentice of wizard will finally cut ties with it and inform his Uncle that he will not continue to be an apprentice because he loves succubi too much and will forget his teachings to have the life he always wanted.
—No, you don't understand, I'm in love with Mary Jane.
—Peter, all the times we talk about honesty, fairness, justice(Wizardly principles). All of those times I counted on you, to have the courage to take those dreams out into the world.
—I can't live your dreams anymore, I want a life of my own.
—You've been given a gift peter, with great power comes great responsibility. Take my hand son.
>No, uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker, I'm spiderman no more.
The imagery is so powerful it can almost bring one to tears: a young man leaving behind the teachings of the old and wise to choose a common and normal life, putting a definitive end to the expectations his guardians and teachers had for him to become a wizard and righteous man. It's so sad.
yeah the spiderman and philosophy book even has a whole chapter on the morality of being volcel while being a hero
Re-watched all the Star Wars movies for Christmas including the Disney ones which I saw for the first time.
The OT just barely does enough to hold up, the prequels are bad but fun and the Disney movies are the most soulless things I've seen in my life.
Got the Dollar trilogy for Christmas, watched "fistful of dollars", quite enjoyable but I prefer the Kurosawa version. I'll watch "for a few dollars more" tomorrow, but I've already seen it and know it's one of my favorite westerns.
looks cool, will try and watch it
I prefer Tangled to Frozen, don't really know why Frozen is more popular. Even the songs are better, I See The Light and I Have A Dream is better than Let It Go.
Enjoyable movie, though I was surprised Korea thought it was good enough to make it their submission to the Academy Awards. At times it was hard to follow and the writing and pacing felt uneven, but the acting and set design were great. This was a really interesting period in Korean history. Also, the movie was earnest and serious in a way that I really appreciated. Merry Christmas, wizards.
>The Man Standing Next
The Man Standing Next (Korean: 남산의 부장들; RR: Namsanui bujangdeul; literally Chiefs of Namsan) is a 2020 South Korean political drama film directed by Woo Min-ho. Based on an original novel of the same title, the film stars Lee Byung-hun, Lee Sung-min, Kwak Do-won, and Lee Hee-joon as the high ranking officials of the Korean government and the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA) during the presidency of Park Chung-hee 40 days before his assassination in 1979.>>56455
I hope you will like it, wiz.
I just miss 2D animation tbh
I wasted an hour and stayed up past my bedtime to watch Who's Harry Crumb with john candy, it was so painfully cringy it actually made the passage of time feel like 2 hours rather than 1. Recommend to avoid this flick if you like candy movies.
You're not alone. And what qualifies as "new 2d animation" these days is just moving assets around like it's flash and it looks cheap as hell.
Werckmeister Harmonies https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werckmeister_Harmonies
It's been a long time, but I remember this was pretty dreamy. Definitely not a film for everyone, including me, frankly!
There is no way her parents aren't using her for their own benefit.
I have to wonder what exactly you were expecting with that kind of movie?
It is just a shitty animal house style party movie that they used to regularly make since the 70s all the way to the mid 10s.
I think they stopped making them when Hollywood got too woke to do crude humor without people being offended.
Because apparently I take request a bit to literally, lol.
>>56521>what were you expecting
well, not something this raunchy, tom hanks has always been more or less typecast and I guess I expected at least a half-civilized performance, also it was 2017 and I was on an 80s flick download spree just grabbing whatever then finally watched it last night
I wonder what other bad hanks flicks I have
typecast as a normal person*
King Kong (1933)
Great movie, great soundtrack, has a beautiful white succubus as part of the cast to play the role of the damsel in distress,and she appears for most part of the movie barefoot and in ragged clothes which is something I appreciate, and giving believable screams of terror and shock because of Kong.
The animation of the fights and aspect of the jurassic monsters are certainly not believable and yet they’re not lackluster. There are scenes where you do believe Kong actually exists among the rest, but for the most part his toylike figure is not convincing enough.
One absolutely favorite scene of mine is the hardcore fight of Kong against the T rex where they maul each other for their lives, ultimately Kong uses his massive hands and brute strength to pull the T Rex’s jaw apart until its mandible is rendered unusable, beats his chest and gives a terrific howl for the entire jungle to acknowledge his apish dominance. Other scene with jurassic monsters are good too, among them the pterodactyl and what looked like the loch ness monster. Another scene I liked which is more hilarious than anything is when Kong starts to smell his female captive body and raises his eyebrows because of her odor. In New York too, when Kong seeks to escape and on his way smashes a train after curiously watching the passengers in the cabin with his funny eyes, he obliterates that train and then leaves like nothing happened. I also liked it when he stepped on a native from his home island, he does this twice. Kong has this habit of putting the defenseless humans in his mouth and then tossing them, like if they were unappetizing bones, that’s a good because it gives personality to him. Overall, he is a likeable monster and obviously innocent like most beasts so you really can’t blame him.
I almost forgot, near the end there's this shot where Kong is searching for his blonde beauty and climbs up a building and drags a succubus out of her bedroom only to throw her from up high to meet her death, that was brilliant, and the scene that followed, where he finds the succubus he so desperately is been looking for and forces his big hand through the window to get her, that was really impressive, probably one of my favorites scenes ever in a movie.
The orchestral music is excellently done and makes you feel emotion and horror and suspense where it’s required.
The sad ending in which the director, man who captured Kong and brought him up to the city, corrects a policeman and states that it was beauty that really killed Kong and not the air force, was on point to the general theme of the movie and idea that he himself had in mind from the outset and repeated throughout the movie.
Not great, but it had an interesting premise. There were a lot of missed opportunities and interesting aspects that were fumbled, I think. They're going to do an American re-make, which I am looking forward to. Hopefully they double down on the gothic atmosphere.
>The Housemaid (Vietnamese: Cô Hầu Gái) is a 2016 Vietnamese gothic romance horror film directed by Derek Nguyen and starring Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, and Rosie Fellner. Set in 1953 Vietnam during the First Indochinese War, the film tells the story of an orphaned country succubus named Linh, who gets hired to be a housemaid at a haunted French rubber plantation. She unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner Captain Sebastien Laurent, and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife, Camille… who is out for blood.
Pretty good, but the last twenty or so minutes were a bit over the top for me. I don't understand why this movie became such a sensation. There's a lot to like about it, but I don't see how this qualifies as one of the top films of the decade. I thought its message about class was banal and simplistic.
>Parasite (Korean: 기생충; RR: Gisaengchung) is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, and Lee Jung-eun, and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family and infiltrate their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
I think it's cause movies like that, and movies about "class" and shit, just aren't common in korea. And then when all the americans saw it they get riled up about the message and politics and shit. I also thought it was pretty good, but I wish it had stayed toned down like you said. They had a really good feeling of poverty and despair and it kinda turns into this weird ghost story afterwards.
I remember seeing it in the theater without knowing a single thing about the film and really enjoying it.
Not only is the story interesting and the writing tight but the cinematography is impeccable. Like on a visual level there is a lot of clever and interesting things going on with shot composition and visual story telling that bring it to the next level for me.
It will be a film that will be studied and referenced for a good long while I suspect.
Good film, very dark but sometimes comes close to being campy. The succubus who played the kind and naive young maid did a great job. Her character seems to have a low IQ, but she is still fully realized and portrayed with dignity. In most Hollywood movies the less intelligent are treated with sneering contempt and mockery.
Unfortunately, the other characters in the movie often seem more like cariacatures than real people. This is a remake of a 1960 classic, which I also ordered.>The Housemaid (Korean: 하녀; RR: Hanyeo) is a 2010 South Korean melodramatic erotic thriller film directed by Im Sang-soo. The story focuses on Eun-yi, played by Jeon Do-yeon, who becomes involved in a destructive love triangle while working as a housemaid for an upper-class family. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Housemaid_(2010_film)
Are you binging east asian movies? What are your thoughts on east asian movies and perhaps their differences from western film?
I think I interpreted that statement about class completely backwards and I don't even give a fuck, it's better that way.
I don't think the statement was meant to go one way or the other.
The main actress–who also played the lead in "The Housemaid" (2010)–was amazing. I'm going to try to watch all her and this director's movies. Her portrayal of a grieving succubus is very raw and authentic, there's nothing fake or self-conscious about it. I also like the even-handed look at the role of religion in life. It reminded me of the Irish film "Calvary," because it's never smug or disdainful about Christianity even though you get the impression the director is not a believer.>Secret Sunshine (Korean: 밀양; Hanja: 密陽; RR: Miryang) is a 2007 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. The screenplay based on the short fiction "The Story of a Bug" by Lee Cheong-jun that focuses on a succubus as she wrestles with the questions of grief, madness and faith. For her performance in the film, Jeon Do-yeon won the Prix d'interprétation féminine (Best Actress) at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film also won the award for Best Film at the Asian Film Awards and at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film sold 1,710,364 tickets nationwide in South Korea alone.>>56572
Yes, I am binging a bit on these! Sorry, I don't have anything interesting to say about East-West differences, I'm just a casual movie watcher. I enjoy the lack of diversity and semetic influence in East Asian movies. East Asia appears to be in cultural and spiritual decline like the West, but it's not as pronounced or vicious yet for several reasons. Also, I think Asian artists don't loathe their audience.
i remember watching the dubbed version of it as a part of some cheap kungfu collection
i might watch it in japanese
I watched this over Thanksgiving break and loved it too. Right after watching, I discovered that it was the first film to feature a commentary track as part of a home video release. It was on the laserdisc release by Criterion, but its never been re-released. I found it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDcPisG57TA
if you interested. It's a curious part of film history
Why do you put the cover in japanese of a canadian movie? Are you retard or something?
Some wizard recommended 'City of God' in one of these threads. I just watched it and am blown away. 5 stars masterpiece of a movie!!! If you like gangster movies watch this
watched fletch tonight (1985), chevy chase's bullshit artist act was a little grating but the story compensated for it and in the end some evil police chief got busted so that was enjoyable, fuck the piglice
I think I'm done with chevy chase flicks
maybe not exactly what you are looking for but here are some that I like.
wendy and lucy
feels like watching slice of life a bit, thanks for suggesting this movie. did you also recommend secret sunshine?
Glad you liked it.>did you also recommend secret sunshine?