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Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-27-21
Replies: 254
Help me with Foreign (Non-English) Movie Recommendations
Posted By Tyler1
Bunuel's world is a microcosm of how ideology,...

Bunuel's world is a microcosm of how ideology, constituted by the bourgeoisie's linguistic games, has become so far detached from its material conditions. As an allegory of the impotent bourgeois...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-27-21
Replies: 254
Help me with Foreign (Non-English) Movie Recommendations
Posted By Tyler1
A Man Escaped is a pure action film. Pure in this...

A Man Escaped is a pure action film. Pure in this regard - that it shows the conditions of possibility for action rather than the observed outcomes of action. Because of its retrospective nature (the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-27-21
Replies: 254
Help me with Foreign (Non-English) Movie Recommendations
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Help me with Foreign (Non-English) Movie Recommendations

Mr. Minio's answer is pretty spot-on regarding traditional East Asian values about family. Late Spring is the quintessential film about liminality - centered around a period of uncertainty, between...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-24-21
Replies: 2
A personal canon of 100 films (2021 ed.)
Posted By Tyler1
A personal canon of 100 films (2021 ed.)

Inspired by Mr. Minio. No pictures, write-ups, no countdown.

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Here is the full list in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-23-21
Replies: 124
Mr Minio's Top 300 (2021 ed.)
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Mr Minio's Top 300 (2021 ed.)

Very surprised to see how much you appreciate Sansho the Bailiff. I older I get the more I seem to appreciate certain films and Sansho would be one of those.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-20-21
Replies: 19
The Loss of Cinema as a Centripetal Force in Culture
Posted By Tyler1
Re: The Loss of Cinema as a Centripetal Force in Culture

Isn't there a hidden assumption behind OP's conjecture that the formation and transmission of culture is not possible without presupposing a clearly defined set of (mainstream/"blockbuster") movies...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-16-21
Replies: 35
Foreign Language Movie Exchange...Recommendations Thread
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Foreign Language Movie Exchange...Recommendations Thread

Latin America:

Memories of Underdevelopment (Alea, 1968)
Black God, White Devil (Rocha, 1964)
Invasión (Santiago, 1969)
Jackal of Nahueltoro (Littín, 1969)
In the Mouth of the Wolf (Lombardi,...
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-13-21
Replies: 69
Movie journey with Mr Minio
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Movie journey with Mr Minio

I must admit I am only familiar with his gangster films like The Mission, Exiled and Election. I've always seen any romance threads as peripheral sub-plots in those films. Now I am interested in...
Replies: 192
Rate your last drink
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Rate your last drink

Did a Islay scotch flight and ranked the 6 drams as follows: Laphroaig 10 > Bunnahabhain 12 > Caol Ila 12 > Bowmore 12 > Lagavulin 16 > Ardberg 10
Forum: Movie Reviews 02-26-21
Replies: 7,105
The Movie Forums Top 100 of All-Time Refresh: Countdown
Posted By Tyler1
I concede that it's still extremely popular....

I concede that it's still extremely popular. Actually my issue was less about its placement or ranking in lists but on its reception and justifications for situating it as such. Considering that...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 02-19-21
Replies: 178
Poll: Next Countdown Poll: Genre/Type
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Next Countdown Poll: Genre/Type

I presume noir would include neo-noir? In any case, I voted for "foreign" language films.
Forum: Movie Reviews 02-16-21
Replies: 7,105
The Movie Forums Top 100 of All-Time Refresh: Countdown
Posted By Tyler1
Despite being the #1 on the 2012 Sight & Sound...

Despite being the #1 on the 2012 Sight & Sound poll, Vertigo doesn't even seem to be a very favourable choice (at least relative to it's current position) of avid cinephiles. Sometimes I think its...
Replies: 192
Rate your last drink
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Rate your last drink

To each his own drink. As for rum I prefer sipping it neat or on the rocks. I used to drink more rum than gin, and I seldom reach for mixers. I do like the occasional mojito or caiprinha (not exactly...
Replies: 192
Rate your last drink
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Rate your last drink

Any fans of G+T? Since the "Ginaissance" over the last 5-6 years, there's been an explosion of craft gin around the world. I had the opportunity to try many (at least 40), and my favourites are...
Forum: Movie Reviews 01-25-21
Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-17-20
Replies: 20
on separating artists and their art
Posted By Tyler1
Re: on separating artists and their art

It really depends on what one intends to convey or connote when one poses the question. De jure (ie. in principle) one can separate the form of expression from that which expresses it; de facto (ie....
Replies: 18
Dog Star Man's DVD & Blu Ray Collection
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Dog Star Man's DVD & Blu Ray Collection

Welcome back! It's a good thing that these days films and music have gone online. Now I just have to maintain my shelf reserved solely for books.
Replies: 511
Rate the last Book you read
Posted By Tyler1
Read Lu Xun's Diary of a Madman, which was...

Read Lu Xun's Diary of a Madman, which was inspired by Gogol. I prefer it to Gogol's story.


For the last 2 years I've been reading Deleuze's Logic of Sense accompanied by a more than helpful...
Replies: 20
Poll: Coronavirus Conspiracy theories, do you believe???
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Coronavirus Conspiracy theories, do you believe???

What's most worrisome is that conspiracy theories seem to be gaining in traction and are, contrary to what their advocates claim to be "suppressed truths by (fill in your scapegoat here eg. jews, UN,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-09-20
Replies: 32
Best asian movies
Posted By Tyler1
Don't so readily dismiss it - I can certainly...

Don't so readily dismiss it - I can certainly vouch for its quality.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-09-20
Replies: 22
Favorite B-Movie?
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Favorite B-Movie?

Ms. 45 (Ferrara, 1981)
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 04-09-20
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-04-20
Replies: 32
Best asian movies
Posted By Tyler1
Indian cinema is the best place to look if you...

Indian cinema is the best place to look if you are feeling adventurous. And I'm not referring to your stereotypical Hindi movies (or "masala" movies with over-inflated budgets, superstar actors...
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 04-04-20
Replies: 7
Happy Birthday, Daniel M!
Posted By Tyler1
Re: Happy Birthday, Daniel M!

Happy birthday! 25 years old? And with such a broad taste for films :up:
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-01-20
Replies: 18
African Movies
Posted By Tyler1
Re: African Movies

Black Girl (1966)
Sambizanga (1972)
The Child of Another (1975)
Harvest: 3000 Years (1976)
Yeelen (1987)
Buud Yam (1997)
Bamako (2006)
The Square (2013)
Beats of the Antonov (2014)
Atlantics...