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« Reply #585 on: August 20, 2014, 02:13:20 AM »

R100:

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Absurdist director Hitoshi Matsumoto is back with more crazy. 

Always an artistic master of the weird and wild, with R100 filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto (Symbol, MIFF 2010; DaiNipponjin, MIFF 2008) follows a middle-aged furniture salesman through a monotone world where he escapes routine by joining an S&M club. He signs an unbreakable contract to be beaten – anywhere, anytime – by beautiful dominatrices for a year.

In a surrealistic adjunct, the salesman's fetishism forms part of another movie directed by a 100-year-old man. A censorship committee deems this film unwatchable for anyone under the age of 100, hence the rating restriction of R100.


Words fail me.  I don't know how to describe this other than 'wacky'.  The Distance and R100 are my two token 'crazy' MIFF films this year and what The Distance had in stark landscapes and telepathic dwarves, R100 makes up for it with a faster pace and many a Japanese dominatrix in leather beating/spitting and generally abusing the hell out of him, which he of course loves at first but then things start to get personal.

I loved Matsumoto's previous effort, Big Man Japan, but I haven't seen the Symbol [which according to my friend is a bit better than R100] this is still a nutty ride and generally had me laughing constantly at the absurdity of what I was seeing.  The Saliva Queen is a particular highlight but really the whole thing was a ball.  As with Big Man Japan things get especially crazy towards the end [watch for the CEO of the 'Bondage Corporation'- she's just nuts]  Probably my favourite of the festival this year, but I'm always up for absurdist wackiness, and I suppose anything with a 'Gobble Queen' may be a-ok by me...

Is that an earthquake?

4.5/5


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« Reply #586 on: August 20, 2014, 10:47:10 AM »

Dean: yes, you DO need to see THE APPLE... you can indulge your natural, natural, natural desire to meet an actual, actual, actual vampire!

BOYHOOD: Watch Mason Jr. survive a bratty sister, first love, and a succession of stepfathers as he grows from a boy to a man in this narrative experiment shot over 12 years with the same actors. Even though nothing out of the ordinary happens in BOYHOOD, it's strangely absorbing to watch the cast age in front of your eyes. I can't think of any other fiction film that so carefully imitates the intimacy of a good documentary. 4.5/5.
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« Reply #587 on: August 22, 2014, 07:33:18 AM »

I intend to go see The Expoingables tomorrow: that is if I manage to wake up in time to walk to the cinema.  Wink
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« Reply #588 on: August 23, 2014, 09:46:55 AM »

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« Reply #589 on: August 23, 2014, 09:58:27 AM »

I intend to go see The Expoingables tomorrow: that is if I manage to wake up in time to walk to the cinema.  Wink

I didn't.
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« Reply #590 on: September 17, 2014, 09:14:01 AM »

THE ONE I LOVE (2014): A young couple whose relationship is in the doldrums goes on a marital retreat and encounters a weird aberration in the guest house. Without spoiling the premise, the high-concept synopsis is "a romantic comedy in the 'Twilight Zone'"; it meets, and even exceeds that expectation, with fine acting from both leads and an intriguing infidelity scenario. 3.5/5.
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« Reply #591 on: September 24, 2014, 09:05:05 AM »

TUSK: A shock comedian stranded in Canada, in desperate need for a replacement guest for his podcast, gets more than he bargained for when he answers an ad from an eccentric retired sailor who promises he has "many stories to tell." Kevin Smith's latest is a mixture of absurd black comedy, Canadian jokes, and torture porn: it has, to say the least, it has difficulty maintaining a consistent tone. It feels like a project made on a dare. This is not the kind of movie that gets noticed come awards time, but TUSK's makeup department deserves some year-end recognition. 2.5/5.
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« Reply #592 on: October 03, 2014, 08:45:26 AM »

THE DROP: A Boston bartender finds himself caught between old friends, and nosy detectives and neighborhood psychopaths when his drop bar is robbed and ruthless Chechen mobsters want their money back. A formidable slow-burn dramatic thriller that slowly tightens its knots. 4/5.
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« Reply #593 on: October 03, 2014, 01:07:48 PM »

Maleficent - Ok, so my wife would have killed me if I didn't take her to this so understand that my thoughts are from the point of a Thirty-something male.

My biggest problem with this movie is the fact that they turn Maleficent, who I feel is one of the best bad guys of all time, into a cupcake. The movie starts out with a pretty solid back story about her and sets the whole thing up to have just been a big misunderstanding. But when its all said and done, it is like Darth Vader having a tea party with Obi-Wan. I feel that top tier villains are extremely difficult to create and walking all over one of the best is a big no-no. Its fine if you give the character some motivation to why the character acts the way they do and to humanize them a bit but just turning them into a good guy sucks for me.

Boo on you Disney.
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« Reply #594 on: October 08, 2014, 04:13:28 PM »

Maleficent - Ok, so my wife would have killed me if I didn't take her to this so understand that my thoughts are from the point of a Thirty-something male.

My biggest problem with this movie is the fact that they turn Maleficent, who I feel is one of the best bad guys of all time, into a cupcake. The movie starts out with a pretty solid back story about her and sets the whole thing up to have just been a big misunderstanding. But when its all said and done, it is like Darth Vader having a tea party with Obi-Wan. I feel that top tier villains are extremely difficult to create and walking all over one of the best is a big no-no. Its fine if you give the character some motivation to why the character acts the way they do and to humanize them a bit but just turning them into a good guy sucks for me.

Boo on you Disney.


I liked it better than you did, stinkermadness, but I must admit your complaint about what they did with Maleficent was a common one among those who saw the film. Still, the complaints weren't enough to stop the film from earning, I believe, over $800 million at the box office. Most of it from overseas. Thus, while no year is given for the sequel, the rumor has it, with that large of a box office, there will be a sequel sometime in the future.
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« Reply #595 on: October 14, 2014, 03:51:31 PM »

It has been about 10 weeks, since I saw anything original in the theater, as there has been nothing that interested me, till last weekend, when I saw "Alexander and the . . . [etc.] at the local cinema.

Not great film making, but passable, and there were several things in it that caught my interest, which is about all that I ask a film to do now days. But first . . .?! The family, besides the mother and father, consisted of . . .

a 16-year-old boy in the 11th grade
a 14-year-old girl in the 8th grade
a 12-year-old boy in the 7th grade
and a toddler under 2 years.

1. The cast
That is the 1st thing that caught my interest.

Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne, and Dick Van Dyke.

That is a major cast for what is a minor film or any film that is released in the off-season between Labor Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend.

2. There are words heard and scenes seen that I did not hear nor see in a child's film, when I was a child.

Apparently, the home has 3 bedrooms: the 2 oldest boys share 1, the girl gets her own room, and the parents share 1 with the youngest child, who sleeps in his own crib, but there is only 1 bathroom.
So, everyone has overslept, everyone is running late, everyone is in a rush, and the mother barges into the only bathroom without knocking and catches the oldest boy buck naked full frontal. Of course, being a teenager he totally freaks out that she saw his penis, and yes, they use the word "penis" several times in the discussion about the incident, later, when all are in the car together.

The girl, not wanting to miss performing the title role in the school's production of "Peter Pan," even if she has a cold, overdoses on a cough syrup, which has alcohol in it. So, now you have scenes of her vomiting in the bushes, vomiting on her father in the dressing room, etc.

As for the youngest boy, since they can't seem to find a clean diaper, you have scenes of him running around, both figuratively and literally, butt naked. And you also have a scene of him urinating all over the kitchen floor.

And in one scene, with Dick Van Dyke doing a reading of a children's book, the word "dump" as in defecate, instead of jump comes up several times.

The maturity of these scenes may be why the adults in the audience, when I saw it, seemingly enjoyed it as much as the children in the audience. Or, it might be . . .

3. A new film for a New Age.

When the father is laid off as an aeronautical engineer, he takes over the house and the children, while the mother works outside the home, earning the living, as a book editor for a children's book publisher.

Your best friend is an Afro-American or some other minority. The best friend of the middle boy is an Afro-American, and the BFF of the oldest boy's girlfriend is also an Afro-American. Which always makes me wonder, did they cast for the best actor to play the role, or did they cast for the best Afro-American actor to play the role?

4. Australia
References to its land, its people, its wildlife is sprinkled through out the film. Though, while not entirely original, Australia comes up in the original book upon which the film is based, that the Walt Disney Company seldom does anything without a reason, whether like "Million $ Arm" was shot in India to give the Company a bigger toe hold in India, Australia was used to give the Company a bigger toe hold in the Land of the ANZACS.

5. I would not have known, but . . .
The actor to play the middle boy and the title character is actually Australian. I wouldn't have known that, as he seems to have lost his native accent. He also normally seems to wear glasses, which he also lost for the film, which makes me wonder, if he wore contacts. Though, like many child actors today, most of his family are also actors.

That, as typical, the toddler and youngest boy was played by twins, but from the credits, it looks like he was played by 2 shes, which I didn't know.

I also don't know how well it did, as I never pay attention to the box office figures, but I was surprised at how many people saw it at the same time I did.

Next time: "Big Hero 6."
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« Reply #596 on: October 15, 2014, 08:47:12 AM »

PRIDE: In Thatcher's Britain circa 1984, a group of oppressed gays and lesbians in London raise money in sympathy for striking mineworkers in Wales, but not everyone in the community is happy to get assistance from "poofs." Pleasant liberal nostalgia, but the picture leans so far left that you might want to lie on your right side to watch it to counteract feelings of vertigo. 3/5.
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« Reply #597 on: Today at 08:46:10 AM »

GONE GIRL: A writer-turned-bar-owner becomes the chief suspect when his wealthy wife goes missing. Beautifully done mystery with nice twists and a few shocks to go with them. 4/5.
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