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Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:03 am
by dda1996a
I've only seen Deep Red, which I didn't much like (haven't yet liked any Giallo [also haven't seen many] with Suspiria being the only one I found just decent), so I voted for Society which I heard is great

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm
by DarkImbecile
I also voted for Society (though I'd be happy with Motel Hell pulling it out too, since I talked some shit about it sight unseen in its dedicated thread), and I strongly urge anyone who hasn't seen or heard of any of these to watch the trailers before voting too quickly:

Basket Case
Deep Red
Demons 2
Motel Hell
Society


These are all also pretty easily available via streaming even if you don't own the eventual winner, so it should be easy for plenty to join in for what promises to be an unusually gore-soaked Film Club discussion.

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm
by domino harvey
Society is a movie that sounds a lot better in theory than it is in reality. Lots of typical 80s horror nonsense— like a lot of 80s horror movies, you could probably get the same level of enjoyment out of just watching the trailer

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:29 pm
by domino harvey
For those on the fence, here’s Ebert’s legendary defense of Motel Hell. He also chose it for one of the “Guilty Pleasures” episodes of Siskel & Ebert, though I couldn’t find the clip online

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:36 pm
by swo17
Roger Ebert wrote:Farmer Vincent's dying confession of the shameful secret that he concealed for years
SpoilerShow
I used preservatives!
Yes, I also just watched this movie out of guilt from making fun of it

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:51 am
by Slaphappy
domino harvey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:08 pm
Society is a movie that sounds a lot better in theory than it is in reality. Lots of typical 80s horror nonsense— like a lot of 80s horror movies, you could probably get the same level of enjoyment out of just watching the trailer
For me Society is a bit like They Live. Both have enormous cult following because of the social critique high concept, but neither has that much anything else going for them.

Re: DarkImbecile presents: An Arrow Vote

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:23 am
by tenia
Some do love enough that fistfight scene in They Live to make it looks like the whole movie is thrilling (which it isn't), while the Society finale gorefest seems to serve the same purpose.
I do agree though that both end up very disappointing and quite shallow.

Once again, it's vote time!

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am
by Mr Sausage
Here are five random titles from the collection. Vote away!

Yes, it's vote time again already!

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:36 am
by Mr Sausage
Here again are five random Criterions for you to vote for.

Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:07 am
by Yojimbo
Kings of the Road for me, although I've always had a soft spot for Rumble Fish
(maybe it's even overdue a re-watch!)

Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 10:36 pm
by ando
Darn. Was exited to have an excuse to finally watch The Great Beauty. But Wenders will do.

Re: Yes, it's vote time again already!

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 6:24 am
by dda1996a
Won't have time to watch the others, but u recently rewatched the Wenders in theater and it's one of his best, so Kings of the Road it is

It's a Chabrol vote!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:34 am
by Mr Sausage
To coincide with the current Chabrol Auteur List project, domino harvey has kindly curated 5 Chabrol titles.

Le fauteuil hanté has no commercial release, if you want to factor that into your vote.

Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:29 am
by domino harvey
I chose five worthy Chabrol films that have been overlooked / less discussed on the board. As Sausage mentions, only one is impossible to see commercially with English subs. The other four are readily available:

Au coeur du mensonge: Blu-Ray/DVD/Streaming from Cohen (as the Color of Lies)
L’Enfer: Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming from Cohen (as Torment)
Les innocents aux mains sales: DVD from Pathfinder (as Innocents With Dirty Hands)
Que la bête meure!: DVD from Pathfinder (as This Man Must Die)

Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:05 pm
by knives
The Beast Must Die is my favorite of that lot, but I voted for L'enfer because I'm planning on watching it this week anyway.

Re: It's a Chabrol vote!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:08 pm
by therewillbeblus
All of these are great, though I haven't seen Le fauteuil hanté, which would get my vote if I knew of a way. I already posted about Que la bête meure! so I'll also go with L'enfer, which recently skyrocketed in my esteem on a rewatch due to viewing it in a completely different light.

Vote time people

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:35 am
by Mr Sausage
Here are five random films from the collection. You know the deal.

Yes, vote time is here again.

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:31 am
by Mr Sausage
Vote away!

Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 am
by Mr Sausage
Yes, another random selection of films from for you to vote from. Have at it!

Re: Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:29 am
by Mr Sausage
I love Hitchcock as much as you guys, but is there really that much to say about this pretty minor film of his?

Re: Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:34 am
by domino harvey
We're going to talk solely about liverwurst

Re: Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:42 am
by Big Ben
Don't blame me I voted for Breaking the Waves!

Re: Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:24 am
by dustybooks
I just really like spelling bees

Re: Vote time swings round again.

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 pm
by therewillbeblus
I initially voted for Spellbound since I was already revisiting it for the 40s project, but after watching it again last night I changed my vote. It’s not just awful, but any discussion I can think of isn’t going to be of much more value than the film itself.

Quoth the Raven: It's Voting Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 pm
by swo17
In conjunction with the current Shakespeare list, here are five random Criterion titles based on his plays. So vote, and vote often! Or you're nothin'