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#41 Jon Dambacher

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:41 PM

Adventureland is the best film I have seen in 2009. This is a film I saw last weekend and still haven't been able to get it out of my head. The characters are so honest and the film is such a nice piece of nostalgia. Right up there with Dazed and Confused and American Graffiti.


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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:15 AM

Just finished watching Synecdoche, New York. Thought it was pretty great despite its insufferable first half hour and some of the more ridiculous surrealistic flourishes like the burning house and some individuals not growing old. Pretty much all the female characters were one-dimensional, but I think that makes sense since the film definitely feels like the product of Caden's mind and that's how I think he'd think of them. This is the first time in ages that I actually found Phillip Seymour Hoffman affective.

Slumdog Millionaire was pretty much exactly what I expected, which is a liberal guilt crowd-pleasing fantasy. I thought the central relationship was developed rather shittily(uh oh they met each other when they were kids and fell in love for the rest of their lives). His previous experiences teaching him the answers to the questions on the show was gimmicky as hell. Danny Boyle is also a complete spaz when it comes to directing. I don't really have a problem with its romanticism. It's just that that the damn thing feels so cynically programmed to be uplifting that I couldn't give a shit. I also hate having the feeling that people walked out of the movie, thinking that they have some profound knowledge of what's happening in India right now.

Milk was by-the-numbers as hell, but the story is so naturally compelling that it's almost easy to forgive it for its blandness. Sean Penn's performance is a little much at times, but he doesn't quite go to Mystic River insufferable territory with it. Josh Brolin, in my opinion, gives the best performance in the film. A scene late in the film where he displays Dan White's wounded ego was far more impressive than any actorly techniques that Penn did.

Mabuse: The Witnesses was released in the US in 2008 so I count it as 2008.

Top 5 of 2008(UPDATE):
1. Rachel Getting Married(dir. Jonathan Demme)
2. Reprise(dir. Joachim Trier)
3. Synecdoche, New York(dir. Charlie Kaufman)
4. Don't Touch the Axe(dir. Jacques Rivette)
5. Speed Racer(dir. The Wachowski Brothers)[maybe?]
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

2008:
1- Body Of Lies
2- Cloverfield
3- The Dark Knight
4- Speed Racer (for its spot-on casting of Trixie)
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:02 PM

Just finished watching Synecdoche, New York. Thought it was pretty great despite its insufferable first half hour and some of the more ridiculous surrealistic flourishes like the burning house and some individuals not growing old. Pretty much all the female characters were one-dimensional, but I think that makes sense since the film definitely feels like the product of Caden's mind and that's how I think he'd think of them. This is the first time in ages that I actually found Phillip Seymour Hoffman affective.

Milk was by-the-numbers as hell, but the story is so naturally compelling that it's almost easy to forgive it for its blandness. Sean Penn's performance is a little much at times, but he doesn't quite go to Mystic River insufferable territory with it. Josh Brolin, in my opinion, gives the best performance in the film. A scene late in the film where he displays Dan White's wounded ego was far more impressive than any actorly techniques that Penn did.


I'm following in the footsteps of the rancheros because these are the last two '08 films I've watched. Milk seemed strangely exclusive for a film so intent on preaching inclusion. I also didn't really feel like Harvey Milk the man was explored with any depth. The Diego Luna character was perplexing on multiple fronts. On the whole, the film was involving but a bit of a disappointment. Penn's win will probably be seen as the wrong choice as some time passes. I'd agree Brolin was more impressive and he's revealed himself lately to be a far better actor than I realized. Thank goodness Van Sant (or Dustin Lance Black) didn't fall into the trap of showing Dan White nonchalantly eating a Twinkie at some point. Just avoiding a scene like that was encouraging.

Synecdoche was better for me too, I guess. It's still an unbelievably muddled example of Kaufman's lack of restraint. That it becomes, of all things, treacly and even needy was also unfortunate. Its flaws are ultimately forgiven in light of the film's ambition, something sorely missed in 2008. The image of
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:51 PM

... And the quest to watch everything noteworthy from 2008 continues on...


What more do you have (want) to go over for the 2008 releases sexy (anyone can join in on this if they would like)? I like the idea of your "2008 US Distributed/Released Films and Cuts Seen" listsofbests entry.

You guys have me curious on Milk (luckily I do own; so that might be my next 2008 watching)
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:37 PM

Let the Right One In, Alexandra, Ashes of Time Redux, Gran Torino, and maybe some others.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:26 PM

My updated plebian list (from previous post which I kept updating). Here is my quick ratings on them. They are in order; though anything with the same rating can change especially as I will review them later (aka forgive my ignorance now; castigate my ignorance later :)). I'm going to make a push the next two months to finish off the most important (that I can get on DVD) releases and eventually have an essay format on my picks for best whatever (since ratings themselves tell very little; but I just use this as a guide to keep things in my head). If I'm missing anything in my need to see list please tell me (as long as the movie is actually from 2008).

My criteria is that if the film was released on DVD or released in US theater in 2008.

Sparrow (2008: Johnnie To: Hong Kong) ***½/****
Gran Torino (2008: Clint Eastwood) ***½/****
Tropic Thunder (2008: Ben Stiller) ***½/****
Iron Man (2008: Jon Favreau) ***½/****
Wall*E (2008: Andrew Stanton) ***½/****
The Wrestler (2008: Darren Aronofsky) ***½/****
The Dark Knight (2008: Christopher Nolan) ***½/****
In Bruges (2008: Martin McDonagh) ***½/****
Mad Detective (2007: Johnnie To) ***½/****
Slumdog Millionaire (2008: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan) ***½/****


Doubt (2008: John Patrick Shanley) ***½/****
Kung Fu Panda (2008: Mark Osborne/John Stevenson) ***½/****
Ghost Town (2008: David Koepp) ***½/****
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008: Guillermo del Toro) ***½/****
Frost/Nixon (2008: Ron Howard) ***½/****
Changeling (2008: Clint Eastwood) ***½/**** (added 6/22/2009)
Milk (2008: Gus Van Sant) ***½/****
Chocolate (2008: Prachya Pinkaew: Thailand) ***/****
JCVD (2008: Mabrouk El Mechri) ***/**** (added 10/12/2009)
Bolt (2008: Byron Howard/Chris Williams) ***/****
Rachel Getting Married (2008: Jonathan Demme) ***/**** (added 10/23/2009)
Valkyrie (2008: Bryan Singer) ***/**** (added 10/30/2009)
Shine A Light (2008: Martin Scorsese) ***/****
W. (2008: Oliver Stone) ***/****
Cloverfield (2008: Matt Reeves) ***/**** (added 10/8/2009)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008: Rob Minkoff) ***/****
CJ7 (2008: Stephen Chow: China) ***/****
Horton Hears a Who! (2008: Jimmy Hayward, Steve Martino) ***/****
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath) ***/**** (added 6/2/2009)
Last Chance Harvey (2008: Joel Hopkins) ***/**** (added 10/27/2009)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008: David Fincher) ***/****
Run Fatboy Run (2008: David Schwimmer) ***/****
Burn After Reading (2008: Ethan and Joel Coen) ***/****
Triangle (2007: Tsui Hark/Ringo Lam/Johnnie To: Hong Kong) ***/****
Religulous (2008: Larry Charles) ***/****
Bigger, Faster, Stronger (2008: Chris Bell) ***/****
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008: Steven Spielberg) ***/****
Wanted (2008: Timur Bekmambetov) ***/****
Redbelt (2008: David Mamet) ***/****
Gonzo (2008: Alex Gibney) ***/****
You Don't Mess With The Zohan (2008: Dennis Dugan) ***/****
Bedtime Stories (2008: Adam Shankman) ***/**** (added 6/23/2009)
Get Smart (2008: Peter Segal) **½/****
The Incredible Hulk (2008: Louis Leterrier) **½/****
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008: Peter Sollett) **½/**** (added 7/16/2009)
My Name is Bruce (2008: Bruce Campbell) **½/****
Yes Man (2008: Peyton Reed) **½/****
Eagle Eye (2008: D.J. Caruso) **½/****
The Duchess (2008: Saul Dibb) **½/****
Street Kings (2008: David Ayer) **½/****
An American Carol (2008: David Zucker) **½/****
Be Kind Rewind (2008: Michel Gondry) **½/****
Drillbit Taylor (2008: Steven Brill) **½/****
Speed Racer (2008: Wachowski Brothers) **½/****
The Spirit (2008: Frank Miller) **½/****
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008: Dwayne Carey-Hill) **½/****
Bangkok Dangerous (2008: Pang Brothers) **½/****
Hancock (2008: Peter Berg) **½/****
Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008: Gil Junger) **½/**** (added 10/9/2009)
An Empress and the Warriors (2008: Tony Ching Siu-Tung) Hong Kong/China **/**** (7/27/2009)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008: Woody Allen) **/**** (added 10/28/2009)
Jumper (2008: Doug Liman) **/****
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008: Eric Brevig) **/****
Max Payne (2008: John Moore) **/****
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008: Peter Avanzino) **/****
Semi-Pro (2008: Kent Alterman) **/****
Made of Honor (2008: Paul Weiland) **/****
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008: Jon Hurwitz/Hayden Schlossberg) **/****
Expelled (2008: Nathan Frankowski) **/****
The Love Guru (2008: Marco Schnabel) *½/****
The Tale of Despereaux (2008: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen) *½/****
Strange Wilderness (2008: Fred Wolf) *½/****
Doomsday (2008: Neil Marshall) *½/****


Most dissapointing for me was Redbelt (I'm still not sure on my rating of it; the first half was excellent) and Futurama (though after the first movie I wasn't expecting much) and now Gonzo (though it was still a good doc, not a great doc). Add in Street Kings for a film that fell apart as it went along (lower rating than Gonzo and Redbelt though).

2008 releases I still need to watch (bolded releases I own): Afterschool, Australia, The Baader Meinhof Complex, The Bank Job, Charlie Bartlett, Black Belt, A Christmas Tale, The Class, Departures, Encounters at the End of the World, Frozen River, Gomorra, La Vie Moderne, Let The Right One In, Man on Wire, Miracle at St. Anna, Mister Lonely, Never Back Down, Paranoid Park, Pineapple Express, Le Silence de Lorna, Synedoche, Revanche, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Step Brothers, The Visitor, Waltz with Bashir, Wendy and Lucy, and many more.

I am not going to count Still Life (2006: Jia Zhang-Ke: China) since there was an R3 DVD release in 2007. Worth watching though.
I am not going to count Ashes of Time Redux (1994) either. :unsure: Worth watching though.

Edited by masterofoneinchpunch, 22 July 2010 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:30 PM

...How bout worst movies of this year? I'd easily have to go with the two Woody Allen movies(Cassandra's Dream and Vicky Christina Barcelona), Diary of the Dead, Changeling, Snow Angels, and maybe Help Me Eros.


Out of curiosity why do you think Changeling is amongst the worst of 2008?
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:48 PM

Out of curiosity why do you think Changeling is amongst the worst of 2008?


And Vicky Christina Barcelona...?

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:48 PM

Out of curiosity why do you think Changeling is amongst the worst of 2008?

Because it is. Just kidding. Well, not really. I think Angelina Jolie was absolutely awful in it. I'm amazed that she was able to deliver a performance worse than the one she gave in A Mighty Heart. J. Hoberman wrote in his review of Changeling what drives me up the wall about Jolie's most recent Oscar-baiting projects much more clearly and intelligently than I would ever be able to. Here's a link: http://www.villagevo...entury-portrait

I also found it ridiculously reductive in the way that it presents anyone that opposes Christine as pretty much pure evil. I do have to say the story with the one boy was actually pretty haunting, but how that string tied together to the main storyline and concluded gave way to some of the most garish overacting I've ever seen.

And Vicky Christina Barcelona...?

I don't really have anything that intelligent to say about this. I think it's just how his recent films just feel like him humorlessly moping about how the world and life sucks. If only he displayed the same sense of humor that he had about himself in Hannah and Her Sisters, I think I would enjoy his latest slew of films much better. His recent films also feel ridiculously lazy in terms of direction and screenwriting. I get the feeling that he truly doesn't give a shit anymore. Watching Bananas recently was kind of a depressing experience in light of his recent work. I also thought Vicky Christina Barcelona was reductive in its depiction of women outside of maybe Patricia Clarkson's character, but she pretty much has a way of elevating anything she's in.

I think a great counterpoint to Woody's recent work is Synecdoche, New York. That film is probably more miserabilistic than anything that Woody has produced lately, but its humor (I have feeling some of it was unintentional) and ambition makes it one of the best films from last year in my eyes.

In other news, I feel more stable in my love for You Don't Mess with the Zohan after a recent rewatch. The anti-cat humor was more troublesome this time around, but I feel it is something of a crass comedic masterpiece. I don't know. I can't help but smile at its ending and its inanely heartfelt attempt at addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

I wish Netflix stocked Sparrow.

I'm with hal on Slumdog. Why was it such a crowd-pleaser?
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 05:27 PM

Because it is. Just kidding. Well, not really. I think Angelina Jolie was absolutely awful in it. I'm amazed that she was able to deliver a performance worse than the one she gave in A Mighty Heart. J. Hoberman wrote in his review of Changeling what drives me up the wall about Jolie's most recent Oscar-baiting projects much more clearly and intelligently than I would ever be able to. Here's a link: http://www.villagevo...entury-portrait

I also found it ridiculously reductive in the way that it presents anyone that opposes Christine as pretty much pure evil. I do have to say the story with the one boy was actually pretty haunting, but how that string tied together to the main storyline and concluded gave way to some of the most garish overacting I've ever seen.
...I wish Netflix stocked Sparrow.

I'm with hal on Slumdog. Why was it such a crowd-pleaser?


Sparrow you pretty much have to order online. I'm almost through with my second rewatch and still like it very much. I might have a more detailed analysis of it later.

One of my favorite reads on Slumdog Millionaire by David Bordwell whose writing I tend to like. http://www.davidbord...et/blog/?p=3592

On Changeling: I do agree with that she did overact, though to be fair I have seen many, many films with more female overacting and that if you have ever dealt with despondent women (I have in several jobs) then her performance does not seem as bad or that far off. Even if that is the case I see no way this could be one of the worst films of the year. The direction is solid (not great), John Malkovich's performance was solid and the characterization was atypical and Jason Butler Harner's performance was dead-on creepy (one of my favorite performances from a male supporting actor for 2008).

And any year there is Doomsday (2008: Neil Marshall) *½/**** or Strange Wilderness (2008: Fred Wolf) *½/**** you have to be pretty damn bad.

On You Don't Mess with the Zohan: there are many scenes that I really like in this film (have mentioned before) that I might end up upgrading it from **½ to ***. It certainly stuck more with me than My Name is Bruce (2008: Bruce Campbell) **½/**** or The Incredible Hulk (2008: Louis Leterrier) **½/****.

Reading through the J. Hoberman link: his writing is laden with Ad Hominem attacks aplenty: "Who could possibly compel Angelina Jolie to do anything she didn't want to do?", "Our Lady of Humanitarian Narcissism..." Him on Client: Eek, I like how he writes the following without naming the "mediocre" films: "It's been many years (and many mediocre films) since the near-successive appearance of Bird, White Hunter, Black Heart, and Unforgiven established Eastwood's directorial reputation."
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 10:55 PM

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:43 PM

I watched The Spirit yesterday, probably one of the most panned movies from last year. Was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It's a very bizarre loopy film but it's all quite entertaining. The film is more a showcase for the Frank Miller "woman", which is just as distinctive as anything conjured up by Russ Meyer or John Waters. A lot of people find them to be degrading representations of females and they would be right...but I think most people know that's what they are going to get when they purchase a book or movie ticket associated with Miller. I find them to be strange caricatures and so far removed from reality that it doesn't really offend me, if that makes sense.

Anyways, the direction isn't very good but the art direction is stellar. You could hit pause a million times and you'll get beatiful if not stunning compositions that look like they walked off the pages of a comic book. The editing and the wooden delivery is what kills the film, IMO.

I think this will end up being a big cult classic as the years go by. I can't with any honesty give it a rave review but it's definitly one of those rare films that truly are "so bad that they're great."

My favorite sequence is the segment of the film where they gypsy dancer helps him to escape Octopus. She makes out with him then impales him with a samurai sword. He then walks out onto a dock before collasping into the water and drowns that leads to him making out with god then leaves her hanging to rejoin the living and kick some ass. Haha. Delightfully weird.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

Let the Right One In is nothing special. I just watched it, and the first thing that came to my mind was the classic line from an episode of Strangers With Candy, "I am going to feel these feelings!" From what I've heard, this is just like every other Swedish movie from the past 25 years. Feel free to skip this one.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:37 PM

I thought your 'idiot' period was over... :(

Listen, I'm not going to just sit quietly while some guy says "hey, feel free to skip one of the best films of the past 10 years!"

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:28 PM

I'll make sure to catch The Spirit and I'll make sure to skip Let the Right One In.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:32 PM

I'll make sure to catch The Spirit and I'll make sure to skip Let the Right One In.

I'll make sure to skip those two...
though from 2008 I still need to see
elle veut le chaos
don't thouch the axe
encounter at the worlds end
man on the wire
i've loved you so long
The class
and the last Shane Meadow wich I forgot the title...
Rachel getting married

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:33 PM

I'll make sure to catch The Spirit and I'll make sure to skip Let the Right One In.

Are you retarded? LOLZ IZREAL SEZ ITZ GUUD SO IT MUST BE BAD LOLZ!!1!1!

Go fuck yourself. Or watch Speed Racer again.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:57 PM

See Don't Touch the Axe pronto. Has anyone else seen it? If you haven't, rent/buy/see it immediately.

You could skip Man on Wire and Encounters at End of the World if you wanted to. You wouldn't be missing much.

I've Loved You So Long looks like the driest middlebrow shit imaginable, but it might be good. I don't know.

I still need to see Let the Right One In, Gran Tornino, Alexandra, and Ashes of Time Redux. Ian's positivity about The Spirit makes me happy because I thought from the trailers that it looked great in a Speed Racer kind of way except I doubt it's as good as that MASTERPIECE, but still, I'll probably check it out sooner rather than later.

What about performances of 2008? What were the standouts?
Mine would be Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky, the three main actors of Reprise, pretty much everyone in Rachel Getting Married except Tunde, Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button, Tom Noonan in Synecdoche, Josh Brolin in Milk, Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading, Samantha Morton in Mister Lonely, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, RDJ in Iron Man and Charlie Bartlett, John C. Reilly and Kathryn Hahn in Step Brothers, Danny McBride in Pineapple Express, and, of course, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in Get Smart.

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Are you retarded? LOLZ IZREAL SEZ ITZ GUUD SO IT MUST BE BAD LOLZ!!1!1!

Go fuck yourself. Or watch Speed Racer again.

I was just kidding about skipping it, but that was exactly the reaction I was hoping for. Thank you.
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 12:07 AM

P.S.

I was just kidding about skipping it, but that was exactly the reaction I was hoping for. Thank you.

You think it's a game? You think it's a FUCKIN' GAME?!




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