Not Just Movies

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Effects Of Thinking White People Are “All Like That”:

  • Literally nothing other than white people having their feelings hurt on the internet
  • I’m not joking there is no real world consequence of this

Effects Of Thinking People…

Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)

Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)

Shelley Duvall, John Travolta, Deborah Kerr (looking at my DVDs and picking names)

Shelley Duvall

Put an actor or actress in my ask and I’ll give you: 
A. First film I saw them in 
Suburban Commando (not kidding)

B. Favorite performance
3 Women

C. Favorite film they appear in
Nashville

D. Last film I watched them in
Nasvhille

E. If I were forced to pick a weaker performance
Suburban Commando

F. Underappreciated performance
These are repetitive but honestly I think 3 Women and her work in it are terribly underrated.

G. Film you haven’t seen with them that you’d most like to
The Portrait of a LadyThieves Like UsBrewster McCloudPopeye

H. Least favorite film they appeared in
Suburban Commando

John Travolta

A. First film I saw them in 
Look Who’s Talking

B. Favorite performance
Face/Off.Watching a stiff Travolta trying to play Nic Cage is an unending delight

C. Favorite film they appear in
Pulp Fiction

D. Last film I watched them in
Basic

E. If I were forced to pick a weaker performance
See H

F. Underappreciated performance
Honestly, as bad as Travolta can be, I think he has a ton of underrated roles. He’s so wonderful in Hairspray, and his belligerent, red-meat American lawman in From Paris with Love is like the satiric distortion of Liam Neeson’s celebrated, rampaging CIA dad in Taken. But I especially love him in Tony Scott’s hated remake of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, wherein he looks like an extra in Cruising but is actually a disgraced Wall Street broker taking outsized revenge for what was, frankly, a light sentence. He’s the sick soul of the stock exchange, so full of himself that he takes punishment for outright criminality as a personal offense to his right to unchecked gain. Take off the suit, and all you’re left with is a thug who can pass for sophisticated when needed.

G. Film you haven’t seen with them that you’d most like to
Get ShortySaturday Night Fever (yeah, yeah)

H. Least favorite film they appeared in
Duhhhhhh

Deborah Kerr

A. First film I saw them in 
The King and I

B. Favorite performance
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

C. Favorite film they appear
in
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

D. Last film I watched them in
Black Narcissus

E. If I were forced to pick a weaker performance
The King and I

F. Underappreciated performance
Black Narcissus - Byron (not unfairly) gets all the credit but I love her in it, too

G. Film you haven’t seen with them that you’d most like to

Many: The Innocents, From Here to Eternity, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, Bonjour Tristesse

H. Least favorite film they appeared in
The King and I, but again, haven’t seen that much

Chow Yun Fat

Put an actor or actress in my ask and I’ll give you: 
A. First film I saw them in 
I think it was, sigh, Bulletproof Monk

B. Favorite performance
The Killer

C. Favorite film they appear in
Bullet to the Head

D. Last film I watched them in
Hard-Boiled

E. If I were forced to pick a weaker performance
His maudlin turn in All About Ah-Long

F. Underappreciated performance
The Fun, The Luck and the Tycoon

G. Film you haven’t seen with them that you’d most like to
There’s a ton I haven’t seen from his early career, but none I know of that I’m really eager to check out. I’m not much for his early slapstick stuff, with few exceptions (see above)

H. Least favorite film they appeared in
The Eighth Happiness, which is not as bad, honestly, as some of the American films he’s done but which stands out to me as by some measure Johnnie To’s worst film.

Actor/Actress Survey

 

Put an actor or actress in my ask and I’ll give you:
A. First film I saw them in
B. Favorite performance
C. Favorite film they appear in
D. Last film I watched them in
E. If I were forced to pick a weaker performance
F. Underappreciated performance

http://notjustmovies.tumblr.com/ask

Jeanne Moreau, Lily Tomlin, Don Cheadle
Anonymous

Jeanne Moreau

  1. Elevator to the Gallows
  2. Jules and Jim
  3. La Notte

Lily Tomlin

  1. Short Cuts
  2. 9 to 5
  3. I <3 Huckabees

Don Cheadle

  1. Boogie Nights
  2. The “Frederick Douglass” episode of Drunk History
  3. Mission to Mars
Edward G. Robinson, Denis Lavant, Joaquin Phoenix, the Pfeiffer and Maggie Cheung

Edward G. Robinson

  1. Scarlet Street
  2. Double Indemnity
  3. Key Largo

I REALLY need to see The Whole Town’s Talking.

Denis Lavant

  1. Beau travail
  2. Mauvais sang
  3. Holy Motors

Joaquin Phoenix

  1. Two Lovers
  2. The Immigrant
  3. The Master

Michelle Pfeiffer

  1. Batman Returns!
  2. The Age of Innocence
  3. Dangerous Liaisons

Need to see The Fabulous Baker Boys

Maggie Cheung

  1. Actress/Centre Stage
  2. Irma Vep
  3. In the Mood for Love
Marlene Dietrich

Woefully underversed in Dietrich and need to really binge on her. Of what I’ve seen:

  1. Shanghai Express
  2. Touch of Evil
  3. The Blue Angel
Klaus Kinski, Holly Hunter, Lillian Gish, The Rock

Klaus Kinski

  1. Nosferatu the Vampyre
  2. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
  3. Fitzcarraldo

Not exactly original, I know, but I’ve only seen him in Herzogs and some spaghetti westerns that are good, but not as good a showcase as any of these three.

Holly Hunter

  1. Raising Arizona
  2. Broadcast News
  3. The Piano

Lillian Gish

  1. Broken Blossoms
  2. The Night of the Hunter
  3. Intolerance

(REALLY need to see Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm and The Wind)

The Rock

  1. The coked-out despair on the hotel balcony in Pain & Gain
  2. The rest of Pain & Gain
  3. Fast Five

cinenthusiast:

Leave an actor or actress in my ask and I’ll give you my top 3 performances by them

http://cinenthusiast.tumblr.com/ask

What the hell, I love lists and I’ll do this too.

http://notjustmovies.tumblr.com/ask

100newfears:

KOREAN CINEMA 

This is a list of what I would recommend for anyone trying to get a more wholesome idea of Korean film. This isn’t the most extensive list, but is maybe more diverse than what you will find “typically” (I tried to include documentaries, queer Korean cinema, female filmmakers, films from and on the Korean diaspora). 

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"The sort of feeling I’m getting is: It is OK for there to be a million movies about dudes blowing shit up, but, nope, no more comedies about young women in their twenties because we already have Girls. And also, women need to stop trying to be funny because Bridesmaids showed that they can make jokes and poop in streets just like dudes can, so it’s time for the ladies just to chilllllll with their feelings and stuff because it’s summertime and that means it’s time for the men to finally wear the tights."

youngmanhattanite:

maura:

fuuuuucking preach it tyler

Just want to make a side point that we can go beyond Lena Dunham when talking about female indie film directors. To name a few…

Lynn Shelton, Sarah Polley, Lauren Greenfield, Lorene Scafaria, Alison Klayman, Valerie Faris, Julie Delpy, Tanya Wexler, Ry Russo-Young, Megan Griffiths, Amy Seimetz, Hannah Fidell, Julia Loktev, So Yong Kim, Andrea Arnold, Lynne Ramsay, Claire Denis, Agnes Varda, Chantal Akerman, Alison Bagnall

Seek them out. They make great films.

Me, making totally normal conversation to people I’ve just been introduced to

Caravaggio (Derek Jarman, 1986)

Caravaggio (Derek Jarman, 1986)