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(Temporary) Film database submission mechanism about 3 years ago
DIR: Matt Burgess
CHERRY is a 45 minute dream-like experimental film that explores the erotic, horrifying and hypnotic qualities of consumption, ritual and pleasure. It is seen through the eyes of a lonely boy (Jasper Marlow) as he becomes increasingly obsessed with an hedonistic video artist (Georgina Lloyd) and her group of oversexed, violent, cannibalistic followers (Lily Matchett, Taylor Litton-Strain, Mitch Farkas) and longs to be a part of their decadent world. Also starring Jaime Lewis, Sarah Burgess, Dane McCusker, Aimee Tracton, Amy Klein, Blake Kendall, Charles Purcell & Greer Chester.
The Works of David Lynch, Best to Worst about 3 years ago
1. Inland Empire
2. Blue Velvet
4. Mulholland Drive
5. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
6. Lost Highway
7. Wild At Heart
8. The Elephant Man
9. The Straight Story
1. The Grandmother
2. The Alphabet
3. Industrial Symphony No. 1
4. The Amputee
6. Premonitions Following An Evil Dead
7. Six Men Getting Sick
8. Darkened Room
9. The Cowboy & The Frenchman
The Auteurs Confessions over 2 years ago
- I’ve never seen Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca etc. and honestly have no real interest in ever seeing them. In terms of those typical cliche films that will appear on “greatest films ever” lists til the end of time, I guess I prefer female-driven pics (Sunset Blvd., All About Eve) or colourful melodrama/fantasy (Wizard Of Oz, Gone With The Wind) to them.
- Showgirls is my favourite film of all time. And not as a ironic/“so bad its good” film. I genuinely think its a masterpiece.
- Barbarella is my favourite sci-fi movie. Danger: Diabolik is my favourite superhero/comic book movie.
- The only Fellini film I’ve seen so far is Toby Dammit (and loved it).
- I MUCH prefer Paul Morrissey, John Waters and Kenneth Anger to Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Stanley Kubrick. oh shit i said it.
- Although I’ve enjoyed what the few films I’ve seen of Godard, Bergman, Antoinioni etc, I can’t really be bothered seeking any more of their films out until I see every single Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and Walerian Borowcyzk film first. I do LOVE Fassbinder and Pasolini (guess I just prefer the queers).
- I honestly didn’t find Salo: 120 Days Of Sodom all that disturbing, at least on a hugely viseral level. I actually found it more aesthetically beautiful. In A Glass House however almost destroyed me (still its one of my favourite films of all time).
- I LOVED Twilight. Never read the books and don’t plan to but found the film uniquely and beautifully retarded. There’s no defending the piece of shit script but it was the whole mood I loved, just this overwhelming pathetic pure teen longing distilled and exaggerated to a level that is almost hypnotic. Plus its fucking hilarious. To me it was way fucking weirder and genuine than try-hard cult shit like Repo: The Genetic Opera. However, New Moon was just plain shitty, very dull and studio. Maybe I just liked Catherine Hardwicke.
- Black and white films have to be REALLY fucking good or else i’ll be easily bored to death.
- I just can’t watch anything at all by Pixar no matter how everyone says how great it is. CGI animation is just the ugliest aesthetics of all time, I just can’t get past it.
- Jennifer’s Body was awesome and totally underrated. And I hated Juno with every fiber of my being. Diablo Cody suits glossy horror much better than shitty indie twee “feel good” comedy.
- I can pretty much enjoy any horror film no matter how awful. Ditto to film centered around teen girls. Ditto to any Lindsay Lohan movie.
karagarga over 2 years ago
Shiiiittt, I haven’t gone on karagarga for over a year cause I’ve only had dial up and the day I finally get broadband I log onto karagara and find my account has been deleted cause I haven’t been using it.
If anyone can spare an invite, please please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Look at my profile, I can share a lot of obscure shit I have on my computer – cult, exploitation, horror, surreal, erotic, experimental etc
Leonard Maltin’s banal opinions are not to be trusted. The following ‘bombs’ are masterpieces and cult classics:
Seven Notes In Black
Flesh For Frankenstein
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom
Mandingo, The Lonely Lady, Wild Orchid, Gwendoline, Lemora, Lipstick & I Know Who Killed Me are also personal favourites. Matlin is a bore.
STRANGE, SURREAL & SINISTER CLASSICS pre-1960s 11 months ago
I’m trying to expand my taste from 1960s-1980s Euro-art/cult/horror films and would really love some recommendations for earlier films, preferably from 1900-1959.
I’ve just gotten the Val Lewton box set and fallen in love. ‘Cat People’ & ‘The Seventh Victim’ along with similar dark/dreamy films such as ‘Freaks’ and ‘The Night Of The Hunter’ are among some of my favourite films of all time. Otherwise my knowledge of pre-60s film is rather limited, apart from these 30s/40s gothic classics, the only other films of this era that have strongly stuck with me are Douglas Sirk’s beautiful colour melodramas and films such as ‘Johnny Guitar’.
Any ideas on where I should go next? Preferably anything with a surreal & grotesque atmosphere and a slightly sexual or kinky undercurrent. I also prefer stories with leads who are ‘outsiders’ or experiencing some kind of identity crises.
STRANGE, SURREAL & SINISTER CLASSICS pre-1960s 11 months ago
thanks so much everyone! x
VULGAR AUTEUR RANKING 11 months ago
Stuart Gordon, Bruno Mattei, Lucio Fulci? and of course Verhoeven and Sirk.
As for ‘vulgar auteur’ actors/actresses, my suggestions:
Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey and all the Dreamlanders
and indie queens like Chloe Sevigny, Parker Posey, Natasha Lyonne
BEST FILMS BY CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD DIRECTORS 3 months ago
I’m about to start watching/rewatching the standard Hollywood 50s classics, my thoughts so far, these are the only directors on OP’s list that i’ve explored:
(would love more suggestions about the directors i’ve missed, I prefer more excessive/hysterical/“vulgar” territory obviously)
John Ford – THE SEARCHERS
Josef von Sternberg – THE SHANGHAI GESTURE
Jacques Tourneur – CAT PEOPLE (closely followed by I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE)
Billy Wilder – SUNSET BLVD.
Douglas Sirk – IMITATION OF LIFE, ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, pretty much all his technicolor films tbh
Sam Fuller- WHITE DOG (still need to check out his 50s stuff)
Nicholas Ray – JOHNNY GUITAR
Joseph Mankiewicz – SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (closely followed by ALL ABOUT EVE)
Robert Aldrich – BABY JANE, AUTUMN LEAVES, HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE, really enjoy most of his work
Richard Brooks – LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR
Alfred Hitchcock – VERTIGO
Sam Peckinpah – STRAW DOGS
J. Lee Thompson – 10 TO MIDNIGHT, love all his Charles Bronson 80s exploitations much more than Cape Fear (which felt a bit stiff)
King Vidor – BEYOND THE FOREST
Charles Vidor – THE MASK OF FU MANCHU (THE earliest exploitation film ever? so pulpy and fun)