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5 minutes ago, Devon Malcolm said:

This is an absolutely lovely film that I'd recommend to everyone. Celine Sciamma being the director of Portrait of a Woman on Fire, by the way.

Is there a way to watch that without being a pirate? I've been dying to see it since last year.

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This type of information is reckless during a toilet-paper and tissue shortage.

Double post but Mubi is currently a quid for three months, Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy are all on there, too.

This is an absolutely lovely film that I'd recommend to everyone. Celine Sciamma being the director of Portrait of a Woman on Fire, by the way.

3 minutes ago, wordsfromlee said:

It says in the tweet. Tonight on Film4 at 1:05am and then on All4 after. 

Different film to the one I bolded, I should have been clearer.

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14 minutes ago, Merzbow said:

Is there a way to watch that without being a pirate? I've been dying to see it since last year.

I believe it's coming to Mubi in the next couple of weeks.

I also incorrectly referred to the Lady in question as a Woman and I apologise to the Lady in question.

EDIT - It says 3 days on Mubi until it's added on there.

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The Apple (ok.ru)

That feeling when you watch a near masterpiece and the director was 17 when she made it. At that age I was playing Doom and eating crisps. Much like today, in fact. Really heartbreaking but beautiful film though, based on real events and using several people who were involved in them.

Ema (Mubi)

From Chilean director Pablo Larrain, probably best known for Jackie (with Natalie Portman) from a few years ago. This guy has made some really good films, Tony Manero probably being the best, but this runs it close. Some great dance routines that even I enjoyed and the lead actress, Mariana Di Girolamo, should go on to be a huge star. Tons of shagging too if you like to be horny and uncomfortable with it.

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Just finished Tigertail (on Netflix) which is essentially about an elderly Taiwanese man trying to connect with his estranged daughter. I hadn't heard anything about it beforehand but I thought it was a cracker. It's an understated, slight film - reminded me of a short story more than anything - and it's only 90 minutes long, which these days I'm all for.

Also watched The Whistlers yesterday which is a Romanian crime film. One of those that flits backwards and forwards through the plot to the point you almost lose the thread with it at times. I don't think it quite sticks the landing but it's worth a watch. The main woman in it is ridiculously gorgeous too. If you are thinking of checking this out, please don't read the iMDB synopsis as it pretty much tells you the ending!

Bacurau is next on the list.

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Bacurau is brilliant. If you like it, @Lorne Malvo, I highly recommend Neighbouring Sounds and Aquarius from Kleber Mendonca Filho as well.

Knife+Heart (Mubi)

Taking immediate advantage of Mubi opening its library for this, which I've been looking forward to. So, the bloke behind M83 made a gay porn-set slasher film with Vanessa Paradis in the lead. Very 80s inspired, as expected, and the soundtrack is great, also as expected. The middle third isn't great but this was really enjoyable with some inventive murders.

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47 minutes ago, johnnyboy said:

Fantastic! You don't need a new account to take advantage either.

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Is there a section on there that points you to the proper 😉 😉 arty films?  Oooo, Belle De Jour is not a bad start.

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3 minutes ago, johnnyboy said:

Is there a section on there that points you to the proper 😉 😉 arty films?  Oooo, Belle De Jour is not a bad start.

Not really, the layout's a bit shit and actually doesn't cover all the films they have on board right now.

But somebody on Letterboxd has a full list of films on there currently:-

https://letterboxd.com/elliegocher/list/mubi-library-titles-uk/

Touch Me Not is apparently quite fruity though, as is Wet Woman in the Wind.

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1 hour ago, DavidB6937 said:

Thanks for the tip. No idea where to start now.

What sort of thing you looking for?

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Had a flick through Mubi. I thought they only showed the few films they had on their homepage. There's loads of amazing films in their library.

I watched The Servant last week. Dirk Bogarde stars as the titular character in a psychological drama / thriller. Very impressed with Joseph Losey's direction.

Purple Noon was another film I really enjoyed. The original Talented Mr. Ripley. Alain Delon pours charisma in this, sanctimonious levels of cool. A Mediterranean stylish crime thriller.

 

 

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