personal cinema

Two movies, second time I cry.
Clearly, Damien Chazelle knows how to use music….no, how to make live it.
Like the instruments of a jazz band, there is a constant dialog between the narration and the music ; the camera dances, the melodies feels, the colors sings…

Whiplash was inflamed, La La Land is solar. This movie is a call to joy and love, “It’s another day of sun” like the world is crying at the beginning.
It reminds me so much of Singing in the Rain, the kind of movie that only wants you to feel good and enjoy the music of life. 

That is definitely a Land I will want to go again.

theguardian.com
From Split to Psycho: why cinema fails dissociative identity disorder
M Night Shyamalan’s new movie, Split, stars James McAvoy as a character with 23 different personalities. And, like most screen portrayals of the disorder, it is seen as dangerous and violent. But what’s the truth behind the stigma?
By Steve Rose

Hey DID and OSDD community! This is BY FAR the best article we’ve found about the movie “Split”. It picks apart in detail why the movie is so problematic and goes into the history of Hollywood’s misrepresentation of DID and other mental illnesses. 

The only inaccuracy we could find was calling DID a “rare” condition. By all means it’s not common, so we understand why they would use that language, but it’s much less rare than previously thought.

Overall the article is extremely well researched, well thought out, and stands up for those of us who have the disorder. If any of you are in need of a source to send to people about this movie and its issues, we would definitely recommend this one.

- Raven

Favorite Films, 2005

01. Caché | Michael Haneke

02. The New World | Terrence Malick

03. The Wayward Cloud | Tsai Ming-liang

04. Brokeback Mountain | Ang Lee

05. A Short Film About the Indio Nacional | Raya Martin

06. War of the Worlds | Steven Spielberg

07. L’Enfant | The Dardenne Brothers

08. Broken Flowers | Jim Jarmusch

09. Paradise Now | Hany Abu-Assad

10. Munich | Steven Spielberg

11. Lady Vengeance | Park Chan-wook

12. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu | Cristi Puiu

13. Three Times | Hou Hsiao-Hsien

14. A History of Violence | David Cronenberg

15. Battle in Heaven | Carlos Reygadas

16. Election | Johnnie To

17. Man Push Cart | Ramin Bahrani

18. Hustle & Flow | Craig Brewer

19. A Bittersweet Life | Kim Ji-woon

20. The Squid and the Whale | Noah Baumbach

Honorable Mentions

21. Sin City | Robert Rodriguez

22. The Devil’s Rejects | Rob Zombie

23. Brick | Rian Johnson

24. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party | Michel Gondry

25. Pusher III: I’m the Angel of Death | Nicolas Winding Refn

Donna Tartt & Wes Anderson, della Festa del Cinema di Roma, October 2015

Actual canon facts about Mycroft Holmes:
  • likes cake
  • has his own private cinema/personal movie projector just to reenact that “Fucking Loser At Movie All By Himself” Onion headline in the comfort of his own home
  • has an umbrella that’s also both a sword and a gun even though it’s totally unnecessary
  • owns multiple swords
  • likes to play dress ups
  • asks who said Oscar Wilde quotes just to test who in the room knows their Oscar Wilde (I don’t buy that he didn’t remember who said that if he also so fondly remembers being Lady Bracknell he probably knows the whole play by heart)
  • is a dictator
  • has terrible home security
  • NEVER TURNS ON HIS GODDAMN LIGHTS, EVEN WHEN THERE’S INTRUDERS
  • thinks it’s a good idea to let two criminally insane murderous super-geniuses interact unsupervised
  • uses important surveillance equipment and staff just to watch his siblings go for a walk and eat chips when there could be terrorist attacks about to happen for all he knows
  • is an idiot boy
  • (0/10 not good stable dictator material would not let run my country)
  • (vive la revolution)
  • pretends he has no emotions and is the cleverest man in the world but is actually a great big softy and the dumbest genius I’ve ever seen
  • i love this soft melodramatic dictator he’s my fave 

person: hey, w-?

me, sobbing: EVA GREEN AND GEMMA ARTENTON ARE GONNA BE PLAYING TWO OF EUROPE’S MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS: THE OPENLY BISEXUAL VIRGINIA WOOLF AND HER EQUALLY AS OPENLY BISEXUAL GIRLFRIEND VITA SACKVILLE WEST AND YEAH I KNOW THAT A WLW FILM ABOUT 2 WHITE WOMEN ISN’T THE MOST PROGRESSIVE MOVE EVER BUT WHEN I WAS A TEEN GEMMA ARTENTON AS KELLY JONES IN ST TRINIANS WAS ONE OF MY FIRST BI AWAKENINGS AND I AM ALWAYS AND ETERNALLY IN LOVE WITH EVA GREEN AND VITA AND VIRGINIA WERE BOTH OPENLY BI AND EVA AND GEMMA GOING PLAY THEM AND IT’S JUST SUPER IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY TINY BI HEART THAT VITA AND VIRGINIA WERE OPENLY BI AND IN LOVE AND IT WILL HAPPEN IN FRONT OF MY EYES IN A CINEMA OKAY???

person:… that’s wonderful, ma’am…but you need to get out, you’re not my only uber cust-

me:

100 Favorite Films

I’ve been shaping this list on and off throughout the past two or three years now, striving to bulk up my backlog of watched movies so I could make the most comprehensive list of my 100 favorite films. I hope to continue discovering and enjoying more works in the coming years; maybe this list will be completely different come three years from now. This list of 100 favorite films was finished August 15, 2015.


001. Mulholland Drive | David Lynch | 2001

002. Paris, Texas | Wim Wenders | 1984

003. Vertigo | Alfred Hitchcock | 1958

004. Woman in the Dunes | Hiroshi Teshigahara | 1964

005. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her | Jean-Luc Godard | 1967

006. Before Sunrise | Richard Linklater | 1995

007. The Mirror | Andrei Tarkovsky | 1975

008. Branded to Kill | Seijun Suzuki | 1967

009. Through a Glass Darkly | Ingmar Bergman | 1961

010. The Tree of Life | Terrence Malick | 2011

011. Fallen Angels | Wong Kar-wai | 1995

012. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance | John Ford | 1962

013. Opening Night | John Cassavetes | 1977

014. Taxi Driver | Martin Scorsese | 1976

015. A Moment of Innocence | Mohsen Makhmalbaf | 1996

016. 2001: A Space Odyssey | Stanley Kubrick | 1968

017. Red Desert | Michelangelo Antonioni | 1964

018. Sansho the Bailiff | Kenji Mizoguchi | 1954

019. Sherlock Jr. | Buster Keaton | 1924

020. Charulata | Satyajit Ray | 1964

021. Sonatine | Takeshi Kitano | 1993

022. Children of Men | Alfonso Cuarón | 2006

023. Sans Soleil | Chris Marker | 1983

024. Last Year at Marienbad | Alain Resnais | 1961

025. Memories of Underdevelopment | Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | 1968

026. La Dolce Vita | Federico Fellini | 1960

027. Nashville | Robert Altman | 1975

028. Dog Day Afternoon | Sidney Lumet | 1975

029. Kill Bill | Quentin Tarantino | 2003-2004

030. Teorema | Pier Paolo Pasolini | 1968

031. Point Blank | John Boorman | 1967

032. Journey to Italy | Roberto Rossellini | 1954

033. The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes | Stan Brakhage | 1971

034. Stranger Than Paradise | Jim Jarmusch | 1984

035. Rebels of the Neon God | Tsai Ming-liang | 1992

036. La Roue | Abel Gance | 1923

037. There Will Be Blood | Paul Thomas Anderson | 2007

038. The Blood of a Poet | Jean Cocteau | 1930

039. Yojimbo | Akira Kurosawa | 1961

040. Blade Runner | Ridley Scott | 1982

041. The Son | The Dardenne Brothers | 2002

042. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia | Sam Peckinpah | 1974

043. Sorcerer | William Friedkin | 1977

044. Brief Encounter | David Lean | 1946

045. Dancer in the Dark | Lars von Trier | 2000

046. Mauvais Sang | Leos Carax | 1986

047. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans | F.W. Murnau | 1927

048. Norte, the End of History | Lav Diaz | 2014

049. A Short Film About Killing | Krzysztof Kieślowski | 1988

050. The Young Girls of Rochefort | Jacques Demy | 1967

051. Ordet | Carl Theodor Dreyer | 1955

052. The Conversation | Francis Ford Coppola | 1974

053. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Michel Gondry | 2004

054. Pickpocket | Robert Bresson | 1959

055. Suspiria | Dario Argento | 1977

056. El Topo | Alejandro Jodorowsky | 1970

057. The Leopard | Luchino Visconti | 1963

058. The Rules of the Game | Jean Renoir | 1939

059. Ghost in the Shell | Mamoru Oshii | 1995

060. Ace in the Hole | Billy Wilder | 1951

061. Don’t Look Now | Nicolas Roeg | 1973

062. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | 1972

063. Breathless | Jean-Luc Godard | 1960

064. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm | William Greaves | 1968

065. Man with a Movie Camera | Dziga Vertov | 1929

066. Black Narcissus | Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger | 1947

067. The Conformist | Bernardo Bertolucci | 1970

068. Gun Crazy | Joseph H. Lewis | 1950

069. Out of the Past | Jacques Tourneur | 1947

070. Miami Vice | Michael Mann | 2006

071. Through the Olive Trees | Abbas Kiarostami | 1994

072. Ménilmontant | Dimitri Kirsanoff | 1926

073. The Hit | Stephen Frears | 1984

074. Monsoon Wedding | Mira Nair | 2001

075. Gold Diggers of 1935 | Busby Berkeley | 1935

076. Coming Home | Hal Ashby | 1978

077. Elevator to the Gallows | Louis Malle | 1958

078. Le Cercle Rouge | Jean-Pierre Melville | 1970

079. Belle de Jour | Luis Buñuel | 1967

080. Audition | Takashi Miike | 1999

081. Once Upon a Time in the West | Sergio Leone | 1968

082. Killer of Sheep | Charles Burnett | 1979

083. Daisies | Věra Chytilová | 1966

084. Days of Heaven | Terrence Malick | 1978

085. eXistenZ | David Cronenberg | 1999

086. Beau Travail | Claire Denis | 1999

087. House | Nobuhiko Obayashi | 1977

088. The House Is Black | Forough Farrokhzad | 1963

089. Touki Bouki | Djibril Diop Mambéty | 1973

090. Three Days of the Condor | Sydney Pollack | 1975

091. Blast of Silence | Allen Baron | 1961

092. Light Sleeper | Paul Schrader | 1992

093. No Country for Old Men | The Coen Brothers | 2007

094. Pale Flower | Masahiro Shinoda | 1964

095. Los Muertos | Lisandro Alonso | 2004

096. Ms. 45 | Abel Ferrara | 1981

097. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs | Mikio Naruse | 1960

098. Cloverfield | Matt Reeves | 2008

099. White Heat | Raoul Walsh | 1949

100. Away with Words | Christopher Doyle | 1999