No Country For Old Men
The Headless Woman
Edited by Bailey - 12/12/11 at 11:11am
I can imagine no way in which this thing could be considered anywhere remotely close to safe.
1. Primer (2004) - Shane Carruth
Damn, we're in a tight spot
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000) - Joel and Ethan Coen
I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to be the center of attention. I wanted the glory, I wanted the fame. I wanted the pretty girls to come up and say, "Hi, I see that you're good at Centipede."
3. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) - Seth Gordon
Wait until you see the rest of my forest.
5. The Secret of Kells (2009) - Tomm Moore & Mora Twomey
Diva's List of the Greatest Films You Aught-a Have Seen!
1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) - Tarantino - "I think this just might be my masterpiece."
2. Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Wachowski Bros. - "In five minutes, I'll tear that whole goddamn building down."
3. Little Children (2006) - Field - When I read it in grad school, Madam Bovary just seemed like a fool. She marries the wrong man; makes one foolish mistake after another; but when I read it this time, I just fell in love with her. She's trapped! She has a choice: she can either accept a life of misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle.
4. Ocean's Eleven (2001) - Steven Soderbergh - Ten oughtta do it, don't you think? (pause) You think we need one more? You think we need one more? All right, we'll get one more.
5. Bring It On! (2000) - Reed - I am a choreographer. That's what I do. You are cheerleaders. Cheerleaders are dancers who have gone retarded. What you do is a tiny, pathetic subset of dancing. I will attempt to turn your robotic routines into poetry, written with the human body. Follow me, or perish, sweater monkeys.
1. There Will Be Blood (2007) dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
2. Drag Me to Hell (2009) dir. Sam Raimi
3. United 93 (2006) dir. Paul Greengrass
4. Speed Racer (2008) dir. Wachowski Bros.
5. Kung Fu Panda (2008) - dir Mark Osborne and John Stevenson
1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - Wes Anderson
2. Ratatouille (2007) - Brad Bird
3. The Brothers Bloom (2008) - Rian Johnson
4. Away We Go (2009) - Sam Mendes
5. About a Boy (2002) - Chris and Paul Weitz
"Remembering Her" aka "Getting over the one who got away"
1. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
"This is it, Joel. It's going to be gone soon."
"What do we do?"
2. BEFORE SUNSET
"I was having this awful nightmare that I was 32. And then I woke up and I was 23. So relieved. And then I woke up for real, and I was 32."
"Because it's a brilliant film. It's so funny, and violent, and the soundtrack kicks fucking ass."
4. (500) DAYS OF SUMMER
The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch.
5. LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
"See they're even fake so they'll never die."
FAT ELVIS 20th Annual Film Festival
1. Memento (2000)
Special Matinee: SPELLBOUND
2. Femme Fatale (2002)
trailers: Sisters, Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Snake Eyes
Special Matinee: DRESSED TO KILL
3. Grindhouse (2007)
Special Matinee: TBA
4. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
trailers: Total Recall, Dazed & Confused
Special Matinee: BLADE RUNNER
5. Collateral (2004)
trailers: The Driver, Thief, Heat, Le Samourai
Special Matinee: TBA
Grand, Millenial Nihilism: A Weekend of Bleak Personal Hells
Friday Night: Vengeance!
1. Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park, 2003)
Trailers: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, I Saw the Devil, Zinda, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Furry Vengeance
Saturday Double Feature: "Comedies", of a sort
2. Dogville (Lars Von Trier, 2003)
Trailers: Our Town, Manderlay, The Music Man, Sullivan's Travels, Dancer in the Dark, Enter the Void, High Plains Drifter
3. A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, 2009)
Trailers: The Golem, Barton Fink, Deconstructing Harry, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Burn After Reading, Europa Europa
And Sunday: In Over Your Head
4. Zwartboek (Paul Verhoeven, 2006)
Trailers: Army of Shadows, Emanuelle, The Gray Zone, Come and See, Basic Instinct, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
5. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet, 2007)
Trailers: The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Dog Day Afternoon, The Anderson Tapes, The Getaway, Charley Varrick
Rolling Through the Double 0s
1. "All we have to decide it what to do with the time that is given to us."
2. "Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit?"
3. "Let's kill them all and make this place a brothel."
4. "Nobody shoots a car the way Aussies do."
5. "For the last six months, he's gone to Harvard and Berkeley. I'm betting he can get a passport."
Snub 1. "Oh, please, you're not annoyed at that whole murder thing, are you? I mean, that was ten years ago."
Snub 2. "Sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers."
1. District 9 (2009) - Neill Blomkamp
2. A History Of Violence (2005) - David Cronenberg
3. Moulin Rouge! (2001) - Baz Lurhmann
4. The Mist (2007) - Frank Darabont
5. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - Wes Anderson
First Feature Film Festival.
Some people's firsts are a bad experience. These aren't those.
1. Moon (2009) - dir Duncan Jones
2.The Statiion Agent (2003) - dir Thomas McCarthy
3. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - dir Judd Apatow
4. Love Actually (2003) - dir Richard Curtis
5. Donnie Darko(2001) - dir Richard Kelly
1. Brick (2005) d: Rian Johnson
2. Let the Right One In (2008) d: Tomas Alfredson
3. The Dreamers (2003) d: Bernardo Bertolucci
4. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) d. Paul Thomas Anderson
5. Away From Her (2006) d: Sarah Polley
Bad Santa (2003) d: Terry Zwigoff
Jarhead (2005) d: Sam Mendes
Ratty's 00's Draft Revisited: This Aughts To Be Amusing!
1. In Bruges (2008)
2. Hot Fuzz (2007)
3. The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
4. Adventureland (2009)
5. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
We are proud to present the "MENTION ELIGIBLE FILMS? HELL, WE DON'T EVEN CARE IF YOU DRAFT A DAY EARLY" film festival.
1. Trailers for A Little Princess, Junior, and For Keeps. Feature - CHILDREN OF MEN (2006, directed by Alfonso Cuaron).
2. Trailers for The Game, Son of Sam, and For Keeps. Feature - ZODIAC (2007, directed by David Fincher)
3. Trailers for The Limey, The Insider and Side Out. Feature - THE INFORMANT! (2009, directed by Steven Soderbergh) with a special introduction by Randall Batinkoff (For Keeps)
4. Trailers for A Serious Man, The Two Towers, and The Two Towers. Feature - BURN AFTER READING (2008, Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen).
5. Rachel Getting Married
In place of a quote, just hear "Falling Slowly" in your head. Although, alternatively: "Miluju tebe."
2. THE RETURN OF THE KING
"I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!" *music swells, everyone cries*
"I know it sounds kind of boring, but... I think the boring stuff is what I remember the most."
4. SPRING, SUMMER, WINTER, FALL... AND SPRING
"The world of men has grown agonizing for you, hasn't it?"
5. DEAR ZACHARY: A LETTER TO A SON ABOUT HIS FATHER
"I have a good idea: I'll go back in time and bring you back to life."
HunterTarantino's Aughts Draft, or I Can't Believe Some of This Shit is Considered Nostalgia Now
1. The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
2. American Psycho (Harron, 2000)
3. Black Snake Moan (Brewer, 2007)
4. American Splendor (Pulcini/Springer Berman, 2003)
5. Superbad (Mottola, 2007)
Bonus: The Jay Leno Show
Dream big, reap the nightmare. But, sometimes the dream endures.
1. Mulholland Dr. (2001) - dir. David Lynch
2. Grizzly Man (2005) - dir. Werner Herzog
3. Downfall (2004) - dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel
4. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - dir. Joel & Ethan Coen
5. Man on Wire (2008) - dir. James Marsh
Erix - 00s BINARY RELATIONSHIPS - Draft.
1. Growing Up Together
"An irresponsible, tedious 'sequel' to American Beauty. .......... As expected, intellectualism is represented as social inadequacy in the form of Stephen Buscemi [sic] as a man who collects antiques. The film chronicles his love affair with a teenager. In difference to Kevin Spacey, he is allowed to fulfill his lust. ............. There is an attempt by Daniel Clowes at existentialism. And I think he's trying to say that today's youth is aimless - and headed towards certain death - as the basic symbolism of the film's ending suggests. But he is not Luis Buñuel. And the film's intended audience of young people will not understand the message."
PEDRO SUSZ, LA RAZÓN - DECEMBER 2001
2. The Brotherhood of Man
"Once again, intellectualism is represented as buffoonery and sexual impotence - as a man and his friend go on a trip to a wine-tasting fair and have many ridiculous adventures. ..... There is the pretense of art, with quality cinematography and music. But this is no more substantial than a typical American 'road comedy' by Jhon Huges [sic]. ......... They want the audience to laugh at the smart, wine-obsessed buffoon. You are meant to pity him and feel better about yourself, because he is smarter than you. ........... Some people have said this movie is funny. I don't see the humor. It is actually a sad, pathetic film."
PEDRO SUSZ, PULSO - FEBRUARY 2005
3. Sibling Rivalry
4. Fathers & Sons
"Martin Scorsese has been on a downward spiral since Cape Fear. And now he arrives with a long, boring Western about revenge. ....... The movie was produced at Cinecittá. And that is an insult, as it has none of the true vision of the great Italian epics of the 50s and 60s. It is purely a Hollywood film. ........ Evidently, a great deal of money was thrown at something that has no soul. ..... Leonardo DeCarpio [sic], the terrible actor from Titanic, continues to be the Golden Boy of modern American cinema. Why do people care? ..... Daniel Day Lewis was wonderful in My Left Foot. Now, there is little reason to care about him anymore. ......... There was a time when Scorsese was concerned with human stories and the reality of life. Now he seems to only care about making money. He is interested in making stupid horror movies like Cape Fear and boring action idiocies like this. ...... This is the worst movie of the year."
PEDRO SUSZ, LA RAZÓN - FEBRUARY, 2003
5. Full Circle - Growing Up Together in Latin America
1. Memories of Murder (2003)
2. Idiocracy (2006)
3. The 25th Hour (2002)
4. Pontypool (2008)
5. You Can Count on Me (2000)
Bonus: The Host (2006)
Bonus: The Descent (2005)
1. Synecdoche, NY (C. Kaufman)
2. In The Mood For Love (W. Kar-Wai)
3. The New World (T. Malick)
4. Morvern Callar (L. Ramsey)
5. Crank: High Voltage (M. Neveldine, B. Taylor)
Presenting the 'Round the World Animation film festival.
1. Finding Nemo - U.S.A. (2003)
2. Spirited Away - Japan (2001)
3. Persepolis - France (2007)
4. Mary and Max - Australia (2009)
5. Sita Sings the Blues - USA (but its heart is in India) (2009)
The Leonard Institute for Popular Culture Presents That Was The Decade That Was: The Aughts
6:00 - Introduction by Peter Capaldi (in character as Malcolm Tucker)
Trailers for Dr. Strangelove, The American President, The Special Relationship
6:15 - MAIN FEATURE: IN THE LOOP (2009)
8:00 - Columnist Maureen Dowd moderates a discussion with Peter Capaldi, director/writer Armando Iannuci, James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, David Rasche, Zach Woods
9:00 - Secondary Feature: Primary Colors (1998)
11:30 - In Concert: Protest Songs of the 21st Century, featuring Colin Maloy of the Decemberists, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, and Josh Ritter. Special guest appearance by Arcade Fire.
6:00 - Introduction by Greil Marcus
Trailers for Velvet Goldmine, Walk Tall, Don't Look Back
6:30 - MAIN FEATURE - I'M NOT THERE (2007)
8:45 - Greil Marcus moderates a discussion with Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman, Christine Vachon, Cate Blanchett, and J. Hoberman
9:30 - Secondary Feature: Grace of My Heart (1996)
11:30 - In Concert
6:00 - Introduction by Whit Stillman
MAIN FEATURE - THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (2005)
6:00 - Introduction by James Ellroy
MAIN FEATURE - RED RIDING (2009)
6:00 - Introduction by Dennis Lehane
MAIN FEATURE - GONE BABY GONE (2007)