Based on J G Ballard's novel published in 1975, the film follows it faithfully, being situated in the mid 70's as a near future dystopia.It follows the fate of a bunch of social climbing, mostly unlikeble people, setting themselves apart in a high rise building. I loved it and I haven't read the book, but I will now.
Watched this at 3:30 in the am instead of falling back asleep. I'm still on the fence as to whether it was a great movie or not. It was interesting but it was also painfully quiet/slow. She's mourning the death of her husband by turning the occasional trick...in her home. A lonely film. The ending tho...
Do you have FilmStruck or are you watching what's available from Criterion on Netflix (or maybe you bought it)?
I thought Criterion's move away from Hulu to FilmStruck was brilliant until I read that it just some of their collection is available for streaming. If they released it all, they'd really be on to something. I assume they fear eating in to disc sales if they released everything, but you can't get half (or more?) of those Criterion movies on disc anyway, so...
I only have a few Criterion titles on disc. With the exception of A Hard Day’s Night, I had to buy them on eBay, because by the time I found out about them (or had interest in them) they were out of print.
I'm still waiting for the Criterion versions of The Fabulous Stains and Barfly. Not holding my breath for either one, but who knows.
I do not have filmstruck. I may get it some day. The movie popped up on Turner Classic Movies of all places. The Fab Stains. The one with the punk cameos. Ha! I've seen bits of it on youtube. Amusing. And yes Barfly would be great on Criterion if only for the upgrade and extras, whatever they might be.
Anybody else see the movie Paterson? I think my parents found it a bit slow maybe. For me it was awesome and meditative and fucking hilarious. Does anybody have an opinion of Jim Jarmusch? I saw Coffee and Cigarettes and I really liked it but I haven't seen much of his other movies.
Yeah, been a Jarmusch fan fer a long time. All his work is really good for various reasons: The cinematography, the acting, the scripts, the pacing...shit- everything.. Check all the trailers out, see what looks cool at a glance and go for it. I'm partial to Down By Law, Dead Man, and Ghost Dog. Oh, and yes. I agree with your assessment of Paterson.
Nobody got too into Broken Flowers? I had forgotten about that one until I looked up the filmography. So I guess it didn't make a huge impression on me. Or maybe I just saw it when I was too wasted to really remember.
Home sick. Watched these recently and liked them a lot. Well done & exciting noir and different from each other as well.
Gonna watch MbtS now. If I went solely by the trailer I wouldn't want to see Manchester by the Sea but it's Lonergan, my wife liked it, and I liked what the critics had to say. Not that that always matters but I liked the positive and negative observations about it.
MbtS was a heartbreaker. Very good. Boy, that Casey Afleck is a way better actor than his brother Skippy. Also watched What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Now that was fucked up and odd and awesome and very well acted by Joan Crawford & Betty Davis. Watched most of it with my 12 yr old son. He had many questions which is cool. He liked it but was confused, a lot. Then there was the 1968 movie Medium Cool. Kick ass cinema verite. And last but not least I saw the Werner Herzog movie Rescue Dawn staring Batman, not Skippy Batman, Dark Night Batman Christian Bale. A win again except the ending was a little cheezy considering the movie was so authentic, intense and moving. Oh well. This is what happens when a person stays home from work sick/going insane. Good run.