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Forum: General Movie Discussion 38 minutes ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 38 minutes ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
It is a movie that feels like it is being dreamed...

It is a movie that feels like it is being dreamed up by the director from one scene to the next. It is kind of formless and it doesn't really have a hook. It just drifts along the river. And while...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
Maybe it was my mood, but I struggled with it. ...

Maybe it was my mood, but I struggled with it.



I usually have no problem with a movie confusing me, and ****ing around with my perception of what I'm actually watching, but its strangeness...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
To me it is less looking at what movies it...

To me it is less looking at what movies it 'beats', then having to even consider it as being one of the hundred greatest movies of all time. Wizard of Oz should be deserving of this list, but it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
I'm honestly fine with both lists, but the...

I'm honestly fine with both lists, but the director's one is particularly quality.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 40
Generalize MoFos' film tastes
Posted By crumbsroom
This is about as good a summation as anything.

This is about as good a summation as anything.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
I have a hard copy of it that has never worked....

I have a hard copy of it that has never worked. Does that help?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll

Oh, Touki Bouke...errrrrrrrrr....maybe not that one. But I also should probably give it a second chance.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 32
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll

I'm glad to see Dielman at number one. It not only is one of the few films that deserves such a placing, but it should make some people scream in protest, which is always fun (it should still be 2001...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art

Phew. I'm glad to see my hope for talk that actually had to do with the movie we were talking about didn't result in any fatalities. I'm sure there are things that could be continued to be talked...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
This notion that it is somehow a failed...

This notion that it is somehow a failed discussion because 'dueling subjectivities' won't lead to some kind of resolution is... odd.


First of all, as I've mentioned, people can absolutely have...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
The original Avengers is now ten years old. When...

The original Avengers is now ten years old. When Star Wars was ten years old it was already established as a critically revered classic, regardless of its enormous financial success.


Same with...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
In regards to the sequels tarnishing the...

In regards to the sequels tarnishing the originals quality, you can rest easy that the first one is the only one I've seen. And it's rare for a movie to leave that little of an impact with me. I may...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
I'm not saying Avengers is not worthy of any...

I'm not saying Avengers is not worthy of any merit. I'm explaining where it is lacking on the level of films which offer something, anything, one thing to give it some kind of distinguishing...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
Not everyone has to care. Not everyone even has...

Not everyone has to care. Not everyone even has to watch movies. But there is an important distinction for some people (ie me) between art that strives to be more than an entertaining diversion.

...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
Is it at least possible that a film can honor the...

Is it at least possible that a film can honor the history of what makes established characters work in another format (in this case comic books), while still drop the ball in regards to its value as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 20
Movies You Really Like But Can Not Explain It?
Posted By crumbsroom
Being able to explain why I like a film is not me...

Being able to explain why I like a film is not me explaining away the mysteries which makes a piece of art work. It's simply me talking about how those mysteries affect me.
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
Replies: 770
Movie Forums Top 100 of the 2010s - Group Watch
Posted By crumbsroom
The House is great. I liked it even more than The...

The House is great. I liked it even more than The Burden
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 7
The Crown star Emma Corrin calls for gender-neutral awards
Posted By crumbsroom
One of the more than valid reasons film awards...

One of the more than valid reasons film awards are gendered like this is, because at the present moment, there are loads more choice roles for male actors than females. The gap has been narrowing the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By crumbsroom
The discussion only ends there if we stop at...

The discussion only ends there if we stop at simply saying 'it's better'. Obviously, that isn't enough. And anyone who is willing to spend a little time thinking about why a movie is 'better' or why...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 2,789
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom

I've definitely seen Ichi the Killer and Audition.

Maybe Visitor Q? Maybe Western Django?

I know I have a copy of Happiness of the Katakuri's and Bird People of China, somewhere here.


So...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 2,789
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By crumbsroom
I've seen very very few, amazingly, considering...

I've seen very very few, amazingly, considering you'd think he'd be my thing.


Definitely my favorite so far of the like.....3?....I've seen so far
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 4 days ago
Replies: 102
RIP mark f
Posted By crumbsroom
Same as A Night to Dismember! Seems about...

Same as A Night to Dismember!


Seems about right.
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 4 days ago
Replies: 102
RIP mark f
Posted By crumbsroom
Re: RIP mark f

Sad news.

Dude actually watched A Night to Dismember after I wrote a borderline incoherent write up of it.

A Night to Dismember!

If that doesn't say something about both his openness to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 76
Movies That You Found Offensive
Posted By crumbsroom
Is it possible to be equally irritated by a...

Is it possible to be equally irritated by a theist so convinced of their own beliefs they can't conceive of anyone believing anything else, and an atheist who thinks any sort of belief is somehow an...