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Old 06-02-2017   #1
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I'm thinking of starting a review thread.
Not a recommendation thread, which we already have, but reviews.
Wide ranging, too, though I rarely watch tent pole extravaganzas.
Thoughts, one way or another?
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Re: Review

I have enjoyed reading your reviews, but I am interested in what are personally your top 10 films. I was going to PM you asking this.
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Re: Review

Maybe twenty years earlier I might have drawn up a Top 10.
Passions and opinions tend to wane as youthful exuberance diminishes.
Certainly there are films I admire and appreciate, just as there are guilty pleasures I enjoy, yet know are nonsense.
There are movies I watch and rewatch; titles I purchased on VHS, then Laserdisc, then DVD. eg: Pandora's Box.
I am highly aware that, for every rerun, I delayed something new.
My days are numbered, so to speak. Meaning I have more days behind me than before me.
Consequently, I tend to watch once. I also only have the tube on 1-2 hours a day. More would interfere with reading and writing.

I broached the subject to see if there was interest in a general review thread.
This forum has a tight focus and such a thread would cast a wider net, so to speak.
I can launch something, or continue to restrict my reviews to primarily Horror flicks.
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Re: Review

I would like to read your review of Cache by Haneke.

I think such a thread should be focused on Horror, Thriller, or Comedy but if you're the caretaker of that thread-whatever floats your boat.

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Re: Review

Give me a few days to mock something up.
I'll pitch in a couple of reviews to give a better idea.
Load it for a week, gauge feedback or interest.
Indifference? I can roll with that, too.
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Re: Review

Personally, I just use the film recommendations thread for any reviews regardless of how much I liked the films.

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Re: Review

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Personally, I just use the film recommendations thread for any reviews . . .
I am aware of that thread. (Nice to see that you and I share a taste for Asian cinema.)
I am also not blind to the fact that TLO is more specific that most forum boards.
Members may be utterly disinterested in movies Asian, French, indie, arthouse, Noir, Silent, Norwegian ...
Anything not related to Ligotti or horror, macabre, weird, surreal, etc ...
For me, it seems prudent to loft the suggestion rather than launch hogwild into uncertain territory.
I have already noted one suggestion to limit topics to Ligotti, HPL, horror authors, horrors films and jettison Politics, religion, and possibly non horror realms such as music, videos, diversion.
A fundamentalist interpretation of the site itself.
While I am hardly new to boards, I consider myself a youngling here and am still very much on first date behaviour.
So I ask.
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I have already noted one suggestion to limit topics to Ligotti, HPL, horror authors, horrors films and jettison Politics, religion, and possibly non horror realms such as music, videos, diversion.
I think any film with a pessimistic, brooding atmosphere should be considered okay for reviews. For example, Kiyoshi Kurosawa also directed bleak realistic films, like Tokyo Sonata and Cure, other than his ghostly works such as Kairo and Seance. Tokyo Sonata is a heart-wrenching film, regardless of its lack of weird elements. I mean, Ligotti was influenced by non-weird authors of a pessimistic bent too.

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Cartoon panel?

Any artists here?
I'd like to see a cartoon of the nihilist hitting the club or pub, trying to impress the ladies with his beliefs.
Pessimism - gloom - despair - apathy - futility.
Can you work that up for me, Bob?

Oh, and restrict reviews to downbeat films?
You so funny.
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Re: Review

Would this be a thread of just film reviews, or would it also include books?

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