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Added by Kid ▲ on 16 Jan 2011 11:14
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All The Blessed Films that Kid ▲ Watched in 2011

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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
40 Carats (1973)
A slightly watered down version of Harold and Maude, tackling the subject of an older woman having a relationship with a younger man and the prejudice they face.
As a big fan of the delicious Edward Albert this was a true joyride to watch. Liv Ullman was credible as the female heroine and the supporting cast (including Gene Kelly!) worked well too. The dialogue is witty, the costumes tacky but awesome and the story keeps you hanging on until the end.
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
A bit like watching Steve Martin do a Tom & Jerry cartoon, only without the violence.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
A documentary about girls living as/acting as boys.
Filmed over a number of years, you'll get to see the highs and lows close up.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
A documentary about the band Gorillaz, from the beginning stages of being the brainchild of visual artist Jamie Hewlett and musician Damon Albarn, to being a full blown road show, it's all here.
And you'll catch a sight of Mr Albarn's naked behind as a bonus/curse, depending on your orientation.

The bonus disk is definitely worth a watch.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Becoming Chaz (2011)
This is a documentary film about Chaz Bono, the child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono. Being unsatisfied with the cards that life dealt, she went through sex reassignment surgery and became legally male.

I salute his bravery. Being transgendered in hard, not least of all because you'll have no way of telling how your family/loved ones will react to the news. It's hard enough having to come to terms with the whole thing on your own. I'm still battling with the issue myself.
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People who added this item 4647 Average listal rating (3041 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8

My pal had two free tickets for this one and asked me to come along. Watching her reactions to the movie was in fact more fascinating than what happened onscreen. She'd jump back, gasp like a dying person, chew on her turquoise & amber pendant and turn to look at me with possessed eyes every 15 minutes or so.

Meanwhile I was trying to envision what the film would have been like if it'd been made circa 1972. I'd cast Shelley Duvall as Nina and one of Warhol's drag queen superstars as her rival Lily. I'd wanted the soundtrack to be the work of Wendy Carlos and Jobriath. And the set design by David Hockney or Jilala/Jet of Cockettes/Kaliflower commune fame.

In my opinion the film dealt with the loss of innocence. And the sort of sacrifices that Nina had to make in order to get what she wanted. This girl had sacrificed her whole childhood/youth/health to ballet and to pleasing her mother and nothing she did was enough. In the end it wasn't talent but sex that ruled the ballet company.

My favorite character was Beth, played by Winona Ryder. If Nina had paid her closer attention she might have avoided some pitfalls.

Black Swan is worth a watch but perhaps a bit too visually polished to become a favorite of mine.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Boy I Am (2006)
A documentary about women who are transitioning from female to male through surgery and hormone replacement therapy.
The actual subjects of the film were fascinating but all the other people (gender "experts", radical feminists, etc) were rather irrelevant and they took up too much of the screen time.
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7

I have had this movie in my possession for a couple of years but have been waiting for the right moment to watch it. Yesterday proved to be the right day.
A hazy and warm night that found me feeling nostalgic over the first time I watched Harold and Maude, causing me to think about Bud Cort. He's a guy who MUST write his memoirs soon or I'll hunt him down and force him to do so. (Honestly, I urge you to read his interviews from The Unofficial Bud Cort Fan Site)
So... there I was, daydreaming about Bud when I realized that I've got Brewster McCloud waiting on my shelf. I watched it with a clear mind, that is to say, without any drugs or alcohol in my system. My housemate is in Berlin and being alone in this spooky old apartment freaks me out so much that I don't need any additional paranoia.

And there was some eerie moments in the film as well as in this flat. I heard bizarre moaning and chanting from the next door neighbor's place and then the dvd skipped a few times. No idea why since it's brand new.

Anyway - the film : Very fantastic and very 1970's. I mean, that was the only era that could have produced a film like this and have MGM release it. Bud's character (Brewster) was a darling soulmate sort of a person until he let his earth angel/guardian lady down.
The music was a strange mixture of folk rock and soul, I must find the soundtrack now. Shelley Duvall was cute and gutsy as Suzanne, the getaway car driver but her promiscuous nature irritated me.
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
"An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s."

-the person who tied the original "Bright Young Things" together was Cecil Beaton. He documented their lives and parties by means of photography. He made them the pin-up boys and girls of the roaring 1920's, but since Evelyn Waugh left him out of his book (Vile Bodies, published in 1930) this little circle of friends ends up being rather dull, uninteresting. And the same thing happens in the film.
The characters are young, some are rich, others are not. They burn the candle at both ends, they get it on with anyone they might want.
But they don't impress, they don't arouse any sympathy or admiration. To me they seemed like an old school version of the annoying party kids that you see during weekends, the loud and shallow sort that you want to avoid.
-the only thing that made me not regret watching this was the character of Miles (played by Michael Sheen, pictured), who was based on the legendary dandy Stephen Tennant. Granted, he got way too little screen time.
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-this short film is like an instrumental song, it's non narrative so you have to give it your own meaning. There's repetition but not of the annoying sort. Beautiful colors, strong contrast.
There were three main characters and two others: a man, a woman, a cat, and also color + shadows.
The mood reflected intimacy but it was not voyeuristic. I liked the shots of the beautiful girl (Jane) and the self portrait-like scenes of the director smoking in front of the camera. In fact still photos from the film would look really good if I was to print some out and stick them on my wall.
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A "Where Are They Now" look at kids who ruled American game arcades in their glory days. Each guy also gets to tell a bit about their past and what made them get hooked on games in the first place. See how they grew up to be miserable, depressed, wealthy, poor or bitter.

This documentary highlights a form of culture that is still persistent in countries like Japan, where one can still step inside a 'candy cabinet' and start playing, whereas at least here where I live there's only the odd flipper or shooting game at the corner of a mall or cinema.
I remember using tons of pocket money on arcade games in the early 90's. The atmosphere - flashing lights, cacophony of game music and effects blasting your ears, cool older kids hogging certain games to themselves, forcing you to stand back and watch. The arcade was a seedy place in some ways but it was still better that way than it is today; it was closed down years ago and replaced by a trendy nightclub.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Chumlum (1964)

-Chumlum is like having a scrapbook full of Jack Smith's early 1960's photos come to life. Just to get to see my idol Mario Montez in motion makes me want to give this film a million star rating.
But after I watched it again - this time unstoned - it wasn't that rewarding. I don't recommend it to people who don't like out of focus repetition, but if you do like Jack Smith and his films, check it out. It's available online for free if you do a bit of searching.
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People who added this item 140 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Cinemania (2003)
"This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult by capturing the daily lives of its members. Interviews in movie houses, on the street and in the homes of the subjects tell the story of each individual. Many cannot hold a job, or choose not to. All of them have demoted the importance of the real world, giving all of their attention to the fantasy world of the movies. These human encyclopedias of cinema see two to five films a day, and from 600 to 2,000 films per year. Many have no physical sex lives, living instead in a world of romance with stars like James Dean or Audrey Hepburn. In Cinemania, Hollywood's biggest fans become the true stars. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love."

-to think that I considered myself weird... I pale in comparison with the stars of this documentary. They live for the cinema, catching anything from three to seven films a day, they have memorized all the names, dates, durations... it's their life. Most of these people seemed the sort that you could strike up a conversation with, only to end up listening to their vast amount of knowledge in awe. Their NYC apartments are small and cluttered with memorabilia and books. Fantastic stuff!
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People who added this item 1014 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4

A stream of consciousness review:

Funeral. Nepotism. British. Familiar faces. Family secret. Drugs. Goofiness. Farce. Overkill. Coffin. Nudity. Comedy?
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Young John, lots of behind the scenes early footage + inteviews, David Lochary, Divine... sheer eyecandy.

Watched: Jan 25
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6
A documentary about people who get really deeply into what they are doing - they play role playing games.
At first you might laugh at them, then feel sorry and by the time the end credits start rolling you'll be grateful you are not them.

The film had a lot of landscape shots and other irrelevant footage that I'd gladly done without. It felt like the movie lasted for four hours or so.
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I had the misfortune of having to watch a dubbed version of this film. As a die hard fan of Egon Schiele I was left disappointed. To me this film looks like it's just an excuse to show a bunch of naked females.

The music was good (Brian Eno?), though.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 4.6
Enough Man (2006)
This is a documentary that features interviews of several female to male persons and some of their lovers. In between interviews there are clips of all these people having sex (one couple at a time), not simulated but in your face sort of sex.
It was the sex that made me feel awkward. It seemed very soulless and rough. There was fisting and s&m stuff and so forth.

I think I'll remain in celibacy for good.
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.4

I bought the book (that this film is based on) a few years ago on a rainy day. It's been stashed away, waiting to be picked up ever since.

A few weeks ago my housemate asked me if there were any films I'd want to see and for some reason I mentioned this. I guess because of the cast: a young and pure Uma Thurman, Rain Phoenix (sister to the beautiful, late River), Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Angie Dickinson, a tiny little sweet young Heather Graham and cameos by some legendary heavies: Ken Kesey and William S. Burroughs.
We sat down to watch the film but only managed to see the first 15 minutes before my housemate decided to have an all night house party. Needless to say, I retreated into the privacy of my own chamber around the time when one of his stupid moron guests began to insult my Yoko Ono poster.

A couple of days passed and through some divine intervention I found a copy of the film on VHS, second hand. Then it was time to see the rest of the film, get into the story of that wildcat Sissy Hankshaw, the undisputed queen/princess of hitchhikers.
What an effin' weird movie! Lots of random scenes and characters and plot twists.

Rain Phoenix as Bonanza Jellybean ended up being my favorite. Her relationship with Sissy was beautifully realized and as a butch cowgirl she was an ace.
If she'd come around and see me on a hot prairie night and ask me to hop onto her horse I wouldn't have to think twice. What a character.

The film left me with a bunch of unanswered questions so I've picked up the book now and I'm reading it to see if there's more to the story than what was shown onscreen.
People who added this item 492 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Factory Girl (2007)
"Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer."

-I get a bit possessive about my so-called icons and few biographical films ever do them justice in my opinion. Edie's been one of my "tragic heroines" since I was 16. I got mad when she was unearthed from her underground status in the early part of the past decade. When I heard "they" were making a movie about her - I shuddered, expecting some horrible Hollywood schmaltz.

But to tell you the truth, it wasn't all that bad. Sienna Miller was dolled up pretty well, the hair, make up and clothes. But she failed to reflect Edie's girlish purity. Even when Edie was on drugs, she still looked like someone you'd want to try and rescue. But Sienna looked like a soulless thing.

The supporting cast... It was quite dreadful. The Andy character (Guy Pearce) looked so bizarre, I couldn't keep my eyes off his lips. They looked like something sculpted from Fimo.
And the chick who played Brigid Berlin looked nothing like the real thing. Brigid was BIG, the actress wasn't.

The movie version of The Factory looked kind of pathetic, the sort of place that you wouldn't want to go to unless they paid you.

ANYWAY... the story moved along nicely. If you looked past the actors and actresses, it was actually alright. The rise and fall of a troubled girl. The 1960s POP scene in New York. Drugs, music. A tiny bit of fun too.

PS. If you are new to the phenomenon of Edie, you could watch this movie and if it leaves you curious, you should fetch yourself copies of Ciao! Manhattan and Edie: American Girl
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Fame (1980)

-Fame needs no introduction. This was my third time of watching it and it'd been ten years since I last saw it. This time around I was sympathizing with the awkward and gay Montgomery and... Leroy. His dancing during the audition still makes my eyes bulge. That guy (played by Gene Anthony Ray) was amazing.
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My housemate was having a lousy/suicidal day so to banish his blues we cracked open a bottle of wine and watched this documentary about the late, great Fela Kuti. He was more than a human being, he was a phenomenal musical & spiritual & political leader.

The film is very well shot, narrated and edited. Like a living postcard - a spectacular time capsule.

Very highly recommended viewing.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 0
"In 1969, director Ralph Arlyck filmed an intimate conversation with 4-year-old Sean Farrell -- the son of free-spirited parents living in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district -- who talked openly about smoking pot and living with drug addicts. Thirty years later, Arlyck returns to San Francisco to find out what became of Sean and his family -- and in the process, reflects on his own strange journey that cuts across generations and cultures."

-I have to say I liked the original 'Sean' documentary (from 1970) more. Seeing what became of him and his family as well as the life of the director was rather depressing
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2

I am tracking down more Edward Albert films and came across this one. He plays a kid who got a raw deal in life, being orphaned, then adopted by violent people, then running away only to find madmen, murderers, bigots, fear and confusion.
For some reason the posters and credits highlight the role played by Anthony Perkins, even though he doesn't have that much screen time.
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People who added this item 1078 Average listal rating (665 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.8
"A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's."

- It's hard to imagine it's been over ten years since this show came out. I spent the first week of January watching the whole show again and realized that the characters that I used to like didn't appeal to me anymore. This time I was siding with the geeks, especially Bill, the tall one with glasses. Martin Starr did a great job playing him, especially in the Halloween episode where he dresses up as Wonder Woman
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2

-The title pretty much speaks for itself. This is a documentary where a number of girls/women from all walks of life (A truck driver, belly dancer, comic book artist, musician, interpreter, muralist etc) get to tell what it feels like to have a gap between your teeth. For some it's a big issue, contributing in lack of confidence while others have conquered much bigger problems.

-On a personal side note, I fell madly badly in lust with this stone fox called Eden Unger. She's the one in the above photo. The second she hit the screen I was ready dive between her legs. Too bad I was 4 years old when the film was made. It sucks to be an adult in these hollow times.

-Another thing that makes this one worth watching is the fact that it features the legendary comic book artist Dori Seda (above) who was to die a year after this documentary was released. I only recently found out about her work & life and it felt really good to see her on film.
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A sort of a home movie about the San Francisco trans community, with emphasis on female to male members.
I liked it a lot.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0

Oh goodness me.
This must be the most overly dramatic short film ever made.

The reason I gave it 4 stars is the fact that it stars one of the most beautiful drummers ever born - Ronnie Österberg who committed suicide at the age of 32. He's been at the center of my fantasies for years and years.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
"Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. Based on characters created by M.C. Beaton, from her series of mystery novels."

-This series has been a favorite of mine since 1995. Robert Carlyle wins the viewer over within minutes, but the real thing that keeps luring me back is the character of Tv John McIver, played by Ralph Riach. He's someone who I wish I knew in real life.
And the imaginary town of Lochdubh is a place where I'd gladly spend the rest of my days in.

Watching this show is a form of escapism for me.
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"Documentary about notorious Murder Junkies lead singer GG Allin."

-I'd seen GG Allin on the Arsenio Hall show so I had an inkling about what was to come when I set to watch this documentary. It starts off showing a bit of a sampling of what you're about to get. Anal play, defecation, blood, self mutilation, some degrees of mental derangement. Oh, but don't forget about Rock. Because believe it or not, there is good music in this film. But it's easy to overlook it because once you get an eyeful of GG you can't look away.

I mean, at times I wanted to look away but couldn't. All the while I kept thinking to myself "Why? Why did he do these things?" but I already knew the answer. Back in the day when I first started surfing the internet I stumbled upon a website showcasing a man who did some.. unusual things with a baseball bat. And he was also selling a video about it and this video was called "Because He Can". So that's the answer. GG did these things because he could. Because he felt like it.

-This film is not all about GG, but also his band mates and fans. They had a pretty laid back attitude about his antics. GG's brother Merle sports amazing facial hair and round black shades throughout the movie. He looks cool, though. Even when performing with his brother who was taking a crap on the floor, he just kept on playing his bass guitar and looking like he couldn't care less. Then there was the drummer, Unk. He liked to play naked and also enjoyed exposing himself to little kids.

-Even after seeing GG doing all kinds of unusual things I still kind of like him. He had that vibe of a natural disaster. He could not be controlled and I do suppose his childhood was to blame. He seemed to fear nothing. He enjoyed extreme things and liked to provoke a reaction.

-Despite being a film that shows bizarre things, the tone is not exploitative. The director narrates the beginning and the end of the film and also interviews people. You get the sense that he really did care about the band and Allin.
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People who added this item 591 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9

My legendary housemate was coming off acid and crawled into my room with this dvd in his mouth, insisting that we watch it at full volume and in the middle of the night. So we did.

An awful lot of cursing/general lewdness in this one.
I liked everything else about the main character, though.

The filming was done through a murky dark filter, didn't look good...more like soulless.

More music would've been much appreciated.
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People who added this item 3018 Average listal rating (2078 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hot Fuzz (2007)

Three good things:
1) the soundtrack
2) Edward Woodward
3) Timothy Dalton

The rest of it was quite terrible and if I'd actually gone to see this one in the movies I'd probably have walked out halfway through.
The film tried oh so hard to bathe in every cliche but ended up overdoing it and being just tedious.
People who added this item 1069 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7

I did not enjoy the dirty talking, anal scene or the ending, but everything else was really beautiful.
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Liquid Sky (1983)

One of my baby sisters asked me "Hey Kid, what were the 1980's like?" so I made her sit down and watch this film with me.

Approach this with a clear mind.
It's unintentionally hilarious, kind of sexy, full of outrageous "futuristic" fashion and some cringeworthy music.
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A 'talking heads' type of documentary about the Brit Pop scene. Oh dear, I'd nearly forgotten how much I used to loathe all the bands that were featured here: Oasis, Blur & Pulp.
But in a strange way this time 'round I enjoyed the Gallagher brothers the most, even though they've been my pet peeves up until now.

Someone should give me enough money to follow Liam and Noel around for six months, I'd do a superb documentary about those two. They should have a tape recorder permanently taped onto their mouths so that all the outrageous stuff they say could be preserved for future generations. They sound like my dad does after downing a cocktail of uppers and Brandy.

Damon Albarn is also quite amusing in this film. He can sit there strumming a ukulele at the local bar while growing angrier by the minute, declining to talk about uncomfortable subjects. If you like him in this documentary, I urge you to also watch 'Bananaz'. You won't regret it.

The downfall of this documentary is all the irrelevant people who try to analyze the 90's british music scene in an overly deep way. They take up about 50% of the screen time.

And on a personal note, I do wish they'd included The Charlatans in the film.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
"A documentary about actress Edith Massey in which she talks about her life and her career in film."

-What a precious and peculiar find this little short film turned out to be! Edith seemed very humble, honest and open about her life, which hasn't been easy. She tells about her childhood, travels, various odd jobs, career in entertainment and movies.
When John Waters turned up on the screen to talk about Edie, I could have screamed like one of those kids at a Beatles concert. He looked so fine back in 1975:
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I ate too many chocolate bunnies while watching this film. But it was enjoyable. The movie, I mean.

I searched for this film for many years. It didn't live up to the hype that I'd heard but there were some delicious bits here and there, like the set decorations and the girl who wore different wigs all the time.

I'd like to read the book that the film was based on and recommend that you read this 2010 interview of the author.
Go on.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
"A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer"

-I used to think I knew what Rodney was like until I saw this documentary. But in fact I had no idea. He is a lovable, moving person. He's like a little living doll, dressed in black drainpipe trousers, still sporting a shaggy moptop haircut and being excited about stuff, loving music, GOOD music. Unlike most people of his generation, his soul and lifestyle show no signs of aging.
He survived a challenging childhood and forged life into something of his own liking. I wish I could hang out with him someday.
+ interesting interviewees

- too many clips of animal/nature documentaries
- too many professors
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.4
Mnasidika (1969)

Based on a poem and done with what seems like a minimal budget, this film is rather confusing.

It's not a grand mindfu*k, it's more like... why did they make it? It looks like it was directed and written by someone who really really likes jiggling breasts, especially when shown in slow motion. There's also several shots of girls running straight at the camera (naked) and not stopping until their pubes are in your face. I suppose there's an audience for this sort of stuff somewhere.

The chicks look like they're from 1965 or so, I'm guessing this film was released later than it was shot.

The reason I'm giving this three stars is because the colors are awesome, the cast is very amateurish, the audio sucks so you don't have to listen to it, the costumes are super tacky and you know, in a way it's like a John Waters movie, so bad that it's (almost) good.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Mondo Elvis (1984)

-A rather moving documentary about what some might describe as eccentric Elvis fans. In the beginning the subjects of the film do seem like the sort one might snicker at behind their backs, but as the film progresses you'll understand how deeply Elvis touched their lives. And how much strength their fandom continues to give them.
The saddest case was a lady whose daughter was murdered, she talks about how she coped with the loss by going to an Elvis concert even though her relatives gave her a lot of shit for doing so.
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3

- I was a bit put off by the opening scene of the film but then again it did live up to its' name. This was mondo stuff.
But moving on, I was bowled over by M V Pearce, she embodied the bombshell type in the spirit of Jean Harlow, she was pretty and had character. Her encounter with the shoe/foot fetishist was rather amusing but nothing could have prepared me for the arrival of Divine...
OH, DIVINE. Who gives a damn about the gender or the weight, all you see is a person with attitude. And yeah, she/he was sexy too, despite the unflattering outfit.
The plot was a bit hazy but kept me interested. A visit to a thrift store and one to a teenage-mental institution proved entertaining. Especially since I got a good dose of mr David Lochary in various roles. He was a beauty.
-What made me knock off one star from the review was the damn soundtrack, it drove me nuts. In a big way.

Watched : Jan 26
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5

+ plenty of David Lochary footage (as shown above) for me to get off on
+ Lobstora rapes Lady Divine
+ Edie was adorable

- too much talk about the Manson murders & general blasphemy. It got a bit boring towards the end
-I might have been too sober

Watched: Jan 26
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People who added this item 583 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Now and Then (1995)

Since this one was described as "a chickflick", I approached it with caution but the cast seemed promising and I was suffering from a bout of insomnia so I watched it.

The film starts off in the present moment (circa 1995) and very quickly flashes back to the year 1970 and in the very end, back to 1995. In my opinion they should just have ditched the 1995 bits entirely because the adult actors were so cheesy it was hard to watch.

This is a bit like a female version of Stand By Me, only not quite as dramatic and deep.
Four girls from different backgrounds hang out together in the summer of 1970, they are saving up money for a treehouse, they fight with boys, do seances at a cemetery, meet a Vietnam war veteran, smoke their first cigarettes and end up trying to unravel a mystery.

There were some good characters in the film - like let's take the young Vietnam veteran: he was played by Brendan Fraser, an actor who tends to irritate me but in this role he was credible and his onscreen chemistry with the girls was good.
Two of the girls sort of flirted with him but the veteran was so weary and disillusioned that he didn't even notice.
Maybe the reason Fraser usually annoys me is because he gets typecast in goofy roles and I think that there's more to him as an actor, as he proved in this movie.

Janeane Garofalo played a diner waitress who moonlighted as a fortune teller. Her clothes and apartment looked pretty cool.

Same goes for the rest of the movie - the period clothing and interiors were convincing. My favorite thing in the film was the room belonging to Thora Birch's character, check out the above screenshot. That Monkees collage is to die for.
Kid ▲'s rating:
The life story of one Hell of an angst ridden female to male person.
Goddamn was he obnoxious.
Kid ▲'s rating:
People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5

Whoa. I watched this with a friend last night and I still haven't recovered. I wasn't drunk so maybe that's why I took this so heavily. And you know, I'm used to shocking stuff and I don't give a damn if you project me with footage of naked people doing stupid things but when it gets to the point where animals have to die in the name of it all, that's where I draw the line.

I loved the colors, gritty shooting style, the wigs, the wildly dyed hair, the overblown costumes and yeah, even David Lochary's full frontal nudity.

But deep down the film truly and literally lives up to its tagline "An Excercise In Bad Taste". It'll leave the taste of shite in your mouth.

You'll want to watch it anyway.
Kid ▲'s rating:
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.2
-awful & inappropriate soundtrack/music
-same goes for the voice of the narrator
-exploitative at times

-the subject of the documentary is a brave person but I don't think there was any reason for the film crew to film his house and then to tell where it's located. As a child bearing transman the "pregnant man" is likely to become a target of hate crimes so why hand out so much personal information?
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1945 The Picture of Dorian Gray

1959 Cat's Cradle (short film)
1959 Rio Bravo

1964 Chumlum (documentary)
1965 The Fool Killer
1967 Vali (documentary)
1968 Teorema
1969 Mnasidika
1969 Mondo Trasho

1970 Boys in the Band
1970 Brewster McCloud
1970 Grottan (short film)
1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
1970 Multiple Maniacs
1970 Sean (documentary)
1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
1972 Last Tango in Paris
1972 Pink Flamingos
1973 40 Carats
1975 Love Letter to Edie (documentary)
1977 The Absent-Minded Waiter (short film)
1979 Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

1980 Fame
1981 Egon Schiele - Exzesse
1982 Fela Kuti - Music Is the Weapon ((documentary)
1982 Liquid Sky
1982 Purple Haze
1984 Mondo Elvis (doc)
1987 Gap-Toothed Women (documentary)
1987 Roxanne
1988 Raggedy Rawney, The

1993 Even Cowgirls get the Blues
1994 Hated (documentary)
1995 Hamish Macbeth (TV series)
1995 Now and Then
1995 Speak of the Devil (doc)
1998 Divine Trash (documentary)
1999 Freaks and Geeks (TV series)
1999 Gendernauts (documentary)
1999 The Head Incident (not on Listal)

2002 Cinemania (documentary)
2002 When Freddie Mercury met Kenny Everett (documentary, not on Listal)
2002 Venus Boyz (documentary)
2003 Bright Young Things
2003 Live Forever (documentary)
2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (documentary)
2004 Freddie's Loves (documentary, not on Listal)
2004 The Opposite Sex : Rene's Story (documentary)
2005 Following Sean (documentary)
2005 Middle Sexes (documentary)
2005 Stoned
2006 Freddie Mercury - A Kind of Magic (documentary, not on Listal)
2006 Boy I Am (doc)
2006 Enough Man (documentary)
2006 Factory Girl
2006 Rocky Balboa
2006 Stranger Than Fiction
2007 Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (documentary)
2007 Death at a Funeral
2007 Hot Fuzz
2008 Bananaz (documentary)
2008 Dungeon Masters, The (documentary)
2008 Pregnant Man (documentary)

2010 Black Swan
2010 Hesher
2010 The Making of Plastic Beach (not on Listal)
2010 The Runaways
2011 Becoming Chaz (documentary)
2011 Queen: Days of Our Lives (documentary)

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