Posts Tagged ‘Bastards’

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2014 in Review

January 4, 2015

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Number of films seen, excluding shorts: 272
Number of films seen for the first time, excluding shorts: 225

Pre-1920s: 0
1920s: 2 (2 first time viewings)
1930s: 10 (9)
1940s: 9 (8)
1950s: 11 (7)
1960s: 14 (8)
1970s: 17 (8)
1980s: 14 (8)
1990s: 17 (13)
2000s: 12 (6)
2010s: 166 (153) Read the rest of this entry ?

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Seen Your Video #34: Fucking Funny as Fuck

March 21, 2014

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On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I discuss many notable UK releases from the beginning of 2014, including Inside Llewyn Davis, The Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Grand Budapest Hotel, her, Nymphomaniac, and Bastards. We also discuss this year’s instalment of the Glasgow Film Festival, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s collaborations with Paul Thomas Anderson.

Stream the episode here.
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Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)

February 13, 2014

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Noir-infused tragedy Bastards sees director Claire Denis back in her more polarising mode as the dark queen of French cinema, with a work of bewitching atmosphere that veers between the sensual and repulsive. Its elliptical narrative concerns a ship captain, Marco (Lindon), returning to land when a series of hardships strike his sister’s family. The abuse of his troubled niece (Créton), the collapse of the family business, and the suicide of his brother-in-law all seem linked to a sinister businessman (Subor)…

Click for the full review for The Skinny

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My Month in Films: January 2014

February 1, 2014

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17 films, 13 first time viewings
Only film I didn’t particularly care for to some degree was All Is Lost.

Best first time viewings
1. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujirô Ozu, 1962, Japan)
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013, USA)
3. Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013, France/Germany)
4. 35 Shots of Rhum (Claire Denis, 2008, France/Germany)
5. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, 2013, USA/France)
6. Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (Dusan Makavejev, 1967, Yugoslavia)
7. Corridor of Mirrors (Terence Young, 1948, UK)
8. The Age of Consent (Gregory La Cava, 1932, USA)
9. Wings (William A. Wellman, 1927, USA)
10. Frozen (Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee, 2013, USA) Read the rest of this entry ?