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What I'm Watching This Weekend

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Tonight we're going to give Tarkovsky's The Mirror a try. It's a VHS copy, though, which is disappointing. Also, didn't get a chance to see A Separation last week (or Pina for that matter), so hopefully we'll have time to do that this weekend too.

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Andrew, I'm so jealous that you're about to watch Mirror for the first time. Most days it's my all-time favorite film. I wish you had a better copy of it, though.

I've got two more Bunuel films coming from Netflix, Susana and A Woman Without Love, both from 1951.

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Andrew, I'm so jealous that you're about to watch Mirror for the first time. Most days it's my all-time favorite film. I wish you had a better copy of it, though.

I've got two more Bunuel films coming from Netflix, Susana and A Woman Without Love, both from 1951.

Darren, or anyone else: Have you seen much Fassbinder? I've never seen anything by him. A couple years ago, I was prepped to see Ali: Fear Eats the Soul at the Virginia Film Festival, but ended up not attending that year. I just came across the Criterion DVD at the library and grabbed it, but now am not sure what I'm about to get into. I'll just dive in, assuming I actually DO watch the DVD this weekend, but if anyone has any guidance for a Fassbinder newbie, I'm all ears (and eyes).

EDIT: Turns out I've already asked about this film, which Darren hadn't seen at the time but which Michael had.

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On the slate for the weekend:

Win Win

Inglorious Basterds

Metropolitan

My first time for any of these.

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Hopefully I'll be catching TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY this weekend at our local theatre. I'll probably watch HAPPY TOGETHER on Blu-ray tonight (which will only leave FALLEN ANGELS and AS TEARS GO BY on my Wong Kar-wai to-see list). Also, need to re-watch Moufida Tlatli's moving THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE for a seminar next week. It was the first feature film directed by a woman in the Arab world, and takes on all the more relevance in a post-Arab Spring world, as it deals with abuse and cultural silence during the time of Tunisia's independence from France. Anyone else seen it?

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In Time and Haywire.

I'd like to get to The Artist as well... We'll see about that.

Last night I started making plans for Chicago's 15th Annual EUFF (A&F thread Here), and I will spend a few hours this weekend researching the films and making plans. It looks like I'll be able to pull it off again this year, which is kinda turning into my annual vacation. (weekends only, but not a bad vacation at all.) There's some good stuff showing this year, but what I found most appealing was the weekend of the 23rd. The Music Box is showing The Kid with a Bike, which isn't a part of EUFF but I'll definitely be heading over there on that Friday night - and on that same weekend we have Hors Satan (Dumont), Alps ("Dogtooth" Lanthimos), Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights and a film called The Maiden Danced to Death, which looks delightful. :)

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A Better Life comes from Netflix tomorrow. Then we'll probably go see Loud/Close and at that point we'll have had all the key Oscar noms. A couple my wife saw without me, but I'll live. Still haven't got to The Mill and the Cross for my 2nd viewing and wife's 1st. Maybe after dinner tonight.

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Ended up watching Otto Preminger's ANATOMY OF A MURDER last night instead. Pretty great stuff. Might get to HAPPY TOGETHER tonight since the weather and sickness has put a wrench in our plans with another family.

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Saw Drive last night. Since it looks like I will be able to get to a theater this weekend, am hoping to see Pina and A Dangerous Method.

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Tomorrow a double feature at the New Beverly Cinema (quickly becoming my favorite theatre) - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Punch-Drunk Love.

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This weekend, its pure entertainment from Shaw Brothers...

Lau Kar-Leung's Mad Monkey Kung-Fu - starring Lau Kar-leung, Hsiao Ho and Lo Lieh in Mandarin w/English subtitles.

Chang Cheh's Golden Swallow - starring Cheng Pei-pei, Jimmy Wang and Lo Lieh in Mandarin w/English subtitles.

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Hopefully I'll be catching TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY this weekend at our local theatre. I'll probably watch HAPPY TOGETHER on Blu-ray tonight (which will only leave FALLEN ANGELS and AS TEARS GO BY on my Wong Kar-wai to-see list). Also, need to re-watch Moufida Tlatli's moving THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE for a seminar next week. It was the first feature film directed by a woman in the Arab world, and takes on all the more relevance in a post-Arab Spring world, as it deals with abuse and cultural silence during the time of Tunisia's independence from France. Anyone else seen it?

Wow, I actually got around to watching what I said I would. Must have been a slow weekend on all other fronts.

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Hopefully I'll be catching TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY this weekend at our local theatre. I'll probably watch HAPPY TOGETHER on Blu-ray tonight (which will only leave FALLEN ANGELS and AS TEARS GO BY on my Wong Kar-wai to-see list). Also, need to re-watch Moufida Tlatli's moving THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE for a seminar next week. It was the first feature film directed by a woman in the Arab world, and takes on all the more relevance in a post-Arab Spring world, as it deals with abuse and cultural silence during the time of Tunisia's independence from France. Anyone else seen it?

Wow, I actually got around to watching what I said I would. Must have been a slow weekend on all other fronts.

Sounds like a very fine weekend for movies.

Wish I'd gotten around to watching something (A DANGEROUS METHOD was originally penciled in for Saturday night), but alas, time got away from me.

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Sounds like a very fine weekend for movies.

It was. Especially getting around to watching Preminger's ANATOMY OF A MURDER on Friday night, which was fantastic.

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Wow, I actually got around to watching what I said I would. Must have been a slow weekend on all other fronts.

Same here, Anders. Normally when I post here, it's just wishful thinking. This time, I managed to knock down all three movies I planned to watch (with a fair bit of reading and TV in between).

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Wow, I actually got around to watching what I said I would. Must have been a slow weekend on all other fronts.

Same here, Anders. Normally when I post here, it's just wishful thinking. This time, I managed to knock down all three movies I planned to watch (with a fair bit of reading and TV in between).

I did NOT watch Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Doing my part to get things back to normal in this thread.

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I did NOT watch Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Doing my part to get things back to normal in this thread.

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I did NOT watch Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. Doing my part to get things back to normal in this thread.

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But I did watch Terri, a film I hadn't mentioned in my post about what I'd be watching this weekend.

Darth may be driven over the edge (again) by that comment. Gonna put one of those invisible choke holds on me, he is.

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In Time and Haywire.

I'd like to get to The Artist as well... We'll see about that.

I stuck it out and watched all three. And I can't believe it, I really thought The Artist was adorable.

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This weekend I'll be checking out Tarkovsky's Stalker, on VHS no less (thanks UNT...). Also, if there's time I'd like to make it to The Secret World of Arrietty.

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Finishing Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, the first two-thirds of which are lovely.

I also have Umberto D. and Vampyr on carryover hold from the library, and as of yesterday, a four-hour movie by some guy named Ruiz. I think Ryan may have heard of it. (My wife read the back of the DVD cover -- something I hadn't bothered to do -- looked at me, and said, "You really think you're going to be able to keep track of that plot for FOUR HOURS? You??"

"I hear it's great to look at," I replied.

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Bullhead (which I caught last night), and a double feature tomorrow of The Far Country and Red River, both of which will be my first time viewing a John Wayne or James Stewart western on a big screen.

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Exam last night--a claustrophobic, single-location movie about a bizarre job interview. It manages to explain the world of the movie without ever showing it, and the performances are pretty good. I was a little disappointed with the ending, which became Willy Wonka but without all the candy.

I might make some time for Fish Story tonight.

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Pina on Friday, Arriety today, and hopefully Le Quattro Volte tomorrow. I might also watch one of the films I have on loan from the library (I have a lot to choose from - Nostalgia for the Light, several Kiarostami films, Metropolis, Modern Times, The General, The Dictator, and more!).

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I just put in 2001. Of course I've seens clips from the film, but this will be the first time I've watched it in its entirety.

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