Day For My Love (Juraj Herz, 1977)

Day For My Love (Juraj Herz, 1977)

@15 hours ago
#den pro mou lásku #day for my love #last movie i saw #A- 
Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet (Alexander Kluge, 1972)

more of his concerns filtered through his special brand of sci-fi. a companion to his earlier The Big Mess, using many of the same actors, intertitles, stock photos, maps and diagrams and zero budget, bedroom craft special effects (there’s no Starship Amon Düül II in this though), to this time explore the bureaucracy and public relations side of intergalactic war and conquest. again with clear allusions to something in modern German history that was powered by bureaucratic efficiency and public relations, and probably a lot else besides that that i’m blind to.

Willi Tobler and the Decline of the 6th Fleet (Alexander Kluge, 1972)

more of his concerns filtered through his special brand of sci-fi. a companion to his earlier The Big Mess, using many of the same actors, intertitles, stock photos, maps and diagrams and zero budget, bedroom craft special effects (there’s no Starship Amon Düül II in this though), to this time explore the bureaucracy and public relations side of intergalactic war and conquest. again with clear allusions to something in modern German history that was powered by bureaucratic efficiency and public relations, and probably a lot else besides that that i’m blind to.

@1 day ago
#willi tobler und der untergang der 6. flotte #willi tobler and the decline of the 6th fleet #last movie i saw #B+ 

ふりむかないで - Juicy Fruits

@2 days ago with 1 note
#song in my head #juicy fruits #ジューシーフルーツ 
@3 days ago with 1 note
#double fattiness #lydia shum #maggie cheung 
Broadway (Paul Fejos, 1929)

unfortunately the most remarkable things about this were the technical aspects, and early sound being what it is, they come to a complete halt whenever its time for the humdrum plot to move its dialogue-led way forward. what could be if this were made just 2 years earlier.

Broadway (Paul Fejos, 1929)

unfortunately the most remarkable things about this were the technical aspects, and early sound being what it is, they come to a complete halt whenever its time for the humdrum plot to move its dialogue-led way forward. what could be if this were made just 2 years earlier.

@3 days ago
#broadway #last movie i saw #B 
Emergency Act 19 (Kim Tae-gyu, 2002)

i heard this was awful and wanted to make sure. because with such a premise - in the fear of singers being voted in to power in other countries, the South Korean government outlaws all pop music and imprisons idols. those idols’ fans riled by this new dictatorship rise up and fight to overthrow it - it seemed impossible that it could be. well it wasn’t as bad as i’ve read, but nor was it as good as i hoped. my problem with it isn’t the endless cameos and pop culture in-jokes, or bottom line that its an idol movie, but more with the mode of new Korean cinema its trapped in, and its commercial appeal not allowing it to be the pure exploitation movie it should be.

the protests of the 70’s and 80’s are openly alluded to, including, perhaps tastelessly but in a way admirable in its tastelessness, interpolated stock footage of them. i’m not sure what it’s trying to do there. maybe saying something about the generations before fighting for democracy, this one only for commercialism (that’s hardly the kids’ fault). or maybe that there is a revolutionary undercurrent still in society that can take on new forms as it needs to. anyway, it’s all just silly fun and it’s a good time capsule for that era. an era i shamefully love, which probably made this as bearable as it was.

Emergency Act 19 (Kim Tae-gyu, 2002)

i heard this was awful and wanted to make sure. because with such a premise - in the fear of singers being voted in to power in other countries, the South Korean government outlaws all pop music and imprisons idols. those idols’ fans riled by this new dictatorship rise up and fight to overthrow it - it seemed impossible that it could be. well it wasn’t as bad as i’ve read, but nor was it as good as i hoped. my problem with it isn’t the endless cameos and pop culture in-jokes, or bottom line that its an idol movie, but more with the mode of new Korean cinema its trapped in, and its commercial appeal not allowing it to be the pure exploitation movie it should be.

the protests of the 70’s and 80’s are openly alluded to, including, perhaps tastelessly but in a way admirable in its tastelessness, interpolated stock footage of them. i’m not sure what it’s trying to do there. maybe saying something about the generations before fighting for democracy, this one only for commercialism (that’s hardly the kids’ fault). or maybe that there is a revolutionary undercurrent still in society that can take on new forms as it needs to. anyway, it’s all just silly fun and it’s a good time capsule for that era. an era i shamefully love, which probably made this as bearable as it was.

@19 hours ago with 1 note
#긴급조치 19호 #emergency act 19 #last movie i saw #B- 
Like Father, Like Son (Koreeda Hirokazu, 2013)

Like Father, Like Son (Koreeda Hirokazu, 2013)

@1 day ago with 7 notes
#そして父になる #like father like son #last movie i saw #A 
São Bernardo (Leon Hirszman, 1971)

São Bernardo (Leon Hirszman, 1971)

@2 days ago
#são bernardo #last movie i saw #A 
Double Fattiness (David Chiang, 1988)

it seems strange to complain about a body swap comedy where someone’s spirit is reborn into the body of Maggie Cheung, but Lydia Shum is so great and when she dies in this there is perhaps no greater hole in… cinema history. thankfully her doppleganger still exists on the mortal plane so she finds her way back into the movie that way. Hong Kong in the 80’s is maybe my favourite ever cinema period, and this is such an on point, non-stop, wonderfully dumb and full of heart reason why.

Double Fattiness (David Chiang, 1988)

it seems strange to complain about a body swap comedy where someone’s spirit is reborn into the body of Maggie Cheung, but Lydia Shum is so great and when she dies in this there is perhaps no greater hole in… cinema history. thankfully her doppleganger still exists on the mortal plane so she finds her way back into the movie that way. Hong Kong in the 80’s is maybe my favourite ever cinema period, and this is such an on point, non-stop, wonderfully dumb and full of heart reason why.

@3 days ago with 1 note
#雙肥臨門 #double fattiness #last movie i saw #B+ 
Breadcrumb Trail (Lance Bangs, 2014)

better than the typical band documentary, but still a typical band documentary.

Breadcrumb Trail (Lance Bangs, 2014)

better than the typical band documentary, but still a typical band documentary.

@4 days ago with 1 note
#breadcrumb trail #last movie i saw #B