Indonesia is full of so many contradictions in so many different ways but this place takes the cake.
Naked City - Traitors Within Podcast
Funny Keano- but the sun doesn't go down over the ocean at Bondi.
that was pretty funny.
the sun doesn't set over bondi... and it's bills that has the ricotta pancakes, not brown sugar.
Here is another one from the director Abe Forsythe. This one won tropfest.
Abe has gone on to make some cracker films- Ned and Down Under are must see's. I'm pretty sure Down Under has been flagged on this thread before but with current topics dominating in some of the other threads is well worth a look for those who haven't checked it out.
ha, that was a good one.
i haven't seen 'down under'. looks funny from the clips online.
Two minutes of sky high drama. Usual splits get measured in fractions of a second and Sam Hill goes six seconds under the second fastest rider while the commentators make Big Darryl Eastlake sound like the Dalai Lama.
The risks at that speed are both vast and catastrophic, and it freaks me out thinking of the mindset they'd have to get themselves into. Watched a downhill doco recently and a coach was talking about how the sport has boomed the last few years, there are thousands upon thousands of riders from all 'round the world riding fast, yet the number of riders who can actually win is still very small.
From what I can gather they're all people who appear introverted yet have immense self-confidence - Zen Buddhists in Monster Energy caps. They don't care for appeasement from others and are largely charmless, and the capacity to block people out extends to also blocking out danger and its consequence. A crash through the trees at this speed will fuck you up - end a season or worse - and Sam Hill isn't wearing chest or elbow armour.
Ends up ten seconds ahead going into the last turn...
You’re getting into that , hey ?
Nice excuse to get fit amongst nature and solitude. Good pastime if you can avoid the trees.
Talking of charmless champions, makes you realise how lucky we are with surfing that most of the greats have had something approaching an interesting persona . Particularly when considering the brands propensity for neutering any true jagged edges from their riders.
Thank Christ we don’t have the dour and emotionless champs of some other sports.
PS....Rewatched “ Rush “ about the Niki Lauder / James Hunt racing rivalry last night. Great movie. I know nothing about these two in real life and enjoyed the relationship portrayed between these two utterly different champions.
FR76, Blowin and any others of you that love fishing, this one is very recent and gives a great perspective, visually brilliant insight of Black Marlin on the GBR. On a big screen will really put it in perspective. Enjoy.
Hey Stu check out some of Whistler A line runs or the Megavalanche. That's great MTB watching stuff.
Cheers Fitzy- I'm a gonna check it out tonight on the big tele.
Saw The Big Lebowski pop up in my Netflix feed.. man, what a great film that was. Good way to spend a Sunday night.
Thanks Thermalben, I really enjoyed making the film.
Yeah Zen, I've watched a few vids of A Line runs.
Check the first two runs here, watch the bloke in the yellow pants, particularly on the second run when he's the rider immediately in front.
It all looks so easy but aspiring to that is the equivalent of a Russian beginner wanting to drop into Chopes like AI in his prime.
Guy riding also taps a tree while in the air around 3:45 - coulda been ugly.
SBS just finished a Coen Brothers mini-fest last week.
Miller's Crossing is a gem.
Jeff Bridges looks pretty natural in this film. Deffo classic stuff.
Feel like I have to watch all of the films I saw in the 90's again.
There's so must stuff I didn't properly understand at the time, that seem to be even more relevant these days.
Might as well knock off a few more from the Coen Brothers.
Like paddling out to a bank all by yourself on a long, empty beach, and then...
Or to set that vid up he drove and parked up next to that bloke?
But I concur with the empty bank thing. About a week ago, 2ft slop, you'd hardly bother. Me and a mate for an hour getting a couple of burgers, then wannabe contest surfer paddles out, in, up, around, in front of, anything. Miles of empty beach but I'm guessing he just wanted us to admire him.
Woulda been ticked off if the surf wasn't such crap.
Hey Stu, just got to that MTB vid. Sick. Those guys are next level. My Kanuck mate lives in Vancouver and we've skiied/boarded Whistler probs half a dozen times together. He's been on to me for years to go over in the summer.
Pretty bloody intimidating though.
Dunno if anyone's mentioned yet, but a couple of weeks ago I finally got around to watching the 2015 Oscar-nommed doco 'I Am Not Your Negro'.
Very helpful in putting a heap of stuff that's been happening lately, historically, and continues to...in context.
I watched it on Stan but I see it's also on the SBS On Demand app as well.
I watched The Big Lebowski on Netflix last night. I hadn’t seen it for many years and it still cracks me up. However, it was weird watching the character Walter Sobchak because I kept on associating him with Viclocal!
Huge fan of the Coen bros.
If you haven't seen 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs', do yourself a favour.
Think it's their latest and you can watch it on Netflix.
This sounds interesting (as always)...
No country for old men...my pick...but the dude is pretty damm funny
Big Lebowski top 5 fave. No Country for Old Men is brilliant. A+ Also, I really enjoyed O' Brother, Where Art Thou (loosely based on Homer's Odyssey). True Grit too.
To diverge, I like Wes Anderson movies too. Steve Zissou and the Life Aquatic, Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is gold imo. Also, his very first movie, Bottle Rocket, is brilliant.
Coen brothers True Grit is an excellent movie. The period language used in the screen play approaches the sublime.
Love Life aquatic Zen and Bottle Rocket.Don't forget Fargo for the Coens...Now talking about Buscemi movies a quirky little number is Ghost World worth a look....and this if you can find it
Inbred Family - The Whitakers Utube -12 mins long
WTF - I found this quite disturbing
Esp considering i was only looking for why Epoxy Yellows vids..
Crowdfund has been setup to help these poor fuckers
Udo that used to look like my joint on Sunday mornings after all da boys came back for kick-on’s
Facto, that Tragedy of Macbeth sounds very interesting!
Although, this particular approach seems to work far less often than writers/directors usually hope: "...he is using 85% of the language from Shakespeare’s play..."
But, Washington and McDormand I reckon could probably do it well without being annoying/sounding too "theatery" if you know what I mean.
Unacknowledged - An expose of the worlds greatest secret. Netflix.
Think I’ve seen just about all the Coen brothers movies, Zen. Ballad of Buster Scruggs is straight out of Coen brothers weirdness, love their complete ‘not Hollywood’ stories and direction.
Wes Anderson, also a big fan. Now what was the name of his film that was mainly about kids, particularly a weird nerdy boy and cute young girl running away. Also worth a watch, very sweet. Ok, googled it, “Moonrise Kingdom”. Quirky as fuck.
Purple hills, Unacknowledged is a really worthwhile doco.
Strangely, I retired 3 weeks ago and haven’t really engaged with the tv much. Thought it would be a good chance to do some binge watching but I seem to be busy doing other things. Maybe just a fear that if I sit around too much I’ll get used to it.
That mountain biking shit is just off the charts. Falling into water can be heavy, but taking a big dive into a rock or a tree some much scarier to me.
if it can’t kill ya won’t thrill ya... big whitey has chomps on any mountain goat track. skating after surfing ya feel the pain. Was thinking of getting a MB to access deep bush bass grounds, what you think fink man of the aldi bikes?
Mate on here will r’mend Magnolia and a black comedy with Phillip Seymour Hoffman can’t think of the name but he plays a mad wanker. ha ha.
Happiness is the flick.
I just rewatched Invasion of the Bodysnatchers from 1978 on SBS. I forgot what a thoroughly disturbing and creepy film it is.
And in these Corona times, even more impactful.
Watched a downhill doco recently and a coach was talking about how the sport has boomed the last few years https://omegle-online.com
this is the kind of downhill i like to watch - search 'raw run' on youtube and be prepared to spend a few hours in front of the screen ...
tbb's crumpled up secret VHS stash of 1960's Sci-fi...
Salvageable vintage swellnet freeview brew for the crew...Enjoy!
1960 - Village of the Damned (Impossibly Creepy!)
1966 - Fahrenheit 451 (Top Shelf!)
1967 Week-End ~ Magnifique lost art of Cinematography! ( No cut'n'paste! )
1968 - Project X ( Blow your mind!)
1969 - Moon Zero Two (Pioneer Moon expedition for iconic UFO + Space 1999)
I FEEL GOOD
With the Tour de France leaving the Pyrénées and taking a (hopefully not permanent) rest day, it was back to the streaming channels in order to while away the endless Melbourne lockdown. I Feel Good, (2018), a French language comedy, coincidentally set in Pau, and streaming on Stan, seemed an appropriate alternative to the Tour.
I’ve seen a couple of Benoit Delepine/Gustave Kerven films, and have found them a bit too off kilter for me. The characters a mite overly eccentric.
There’s no shortage of idiosyncratic characters in this movie, but this time, I found myself totally immersed.
That’s thanks largely to lead actor, Jean Dujardin, who recently nailed a dramatic turn as Colonel Piquart in Polanski’s take on the Dreyfus affair, An Officer and a Spy. Dujardin made his name as a comic actor, and here he proves he is still a master of the form.
The brilliance of Dujardin’s performance here, in the role of Jacques, is that he plays it totally deadpan, with some touching introspective moments. The chaos, much of which Jacques provokes, unfolds around him. Jacques is an inherently hilarious character, much in the same way as is The Dude, from The Big Lebowski. When we meet Jacques, the costume choice suggests the directors might be giving us a nod in this direction.
Jacques is an arch capitalist. Full of ideas, always thinking, looking to pivot and innovate; and rarely sleeping. His heroes are Bill Gates and Bernard Tapie. Unfortunately for Jacques, he’s delusional. In reality he’s a grifter, and if judged by his own view of the world, a failure.
Out of the blue, Jacques arrives at a large charitable recycling centre in Pau, which is run by his sister, Monique, played to great effect by Delepine/Kerven favourite Yolande Moreau. The siblings have been estranged for some time, and as Monique watches Jacques approaching, we sense he’s trouble.
Jacques has hit on the big idea, the one that’ll make him rich, and he needs Monique’s help. The close up shots of the workers in the centre during the film’s opening, hint at what his dubious scheme might be.
Jacques, it turns out, is essentially good of heart. It’s just that he’s charismatic enough to convince other people that his catastrophic business plans might have some merit.
As the two siblings reconnect, this troubles Monique more and more, as the centre is staffed by vulnerable people, many for whom the place has proved a lifeline. They’re not making the big bucks, but it’s a happy place where quirks are tolerated and respected and folks look out for each other.
Monique fears Jacques will exploit the vulnerabilities of her friends and colleagues in pursuit of his farcical dream of becoming a multinational CEO, and upset the delicate balance. Monique is correct. Only like Jacques, she underestimates the sensibility of her colleagues, who might not be so attracted to fool’s gold, and might end up looking out for her as much as she’s looking out for them.
Incidentally, I think the centre’s real life workers - a nice touch – are the extras in the film, and the sequences are interspersed with some delightful musical interludes using the equipment they bring back to life.
Ironically, Jacques’ quest for billions will take him and his motley band of apparent adherents behind the former Iron Curtain, where, as Jacques points out with relish, the scars of communism can still be found.
I Feel Good is constantly hilarious, has a ludicrously funny twist in the tail, but benefits enormously from the fully formed sibling relationship of the two principal characters.
It’s also a decidedly socialist, and biting, critique of globalised capitalism and the over importance of outward appearance in modern society.
Thankfully, none of the political stuff is sufficiently heavy handed to get in the way of what is a funny and ultimately heartwarming tale.
I’m giving it four stars Margaret.
Interest more than piqued, Roker.
If that is indeed possible.
"John Was Trying to Contact Aliens" ...on netflix
story of a DJ who built a tramsitter for outerspace and beamed brian eno and fela kuti to the cosmos for years.
Ha, watched that on Netflix the other day Chook, the tail end of the story was unexpected.
Followed up with The Black Godfather about Clarence Avant, what an amazing life that guy has had.
yeah, that was a nice ending. what a legend...never has a dj dreamed so big. and what impeccable music taste.
i'll be watching black godfather this evening -- thanks for the tip.
The alien lizards would definitely have been rockin’ out
'While the commentators make Big Darryl Eastlake sound like the Dalai Lama.'- brilliant I couldn't stop smiling while watching that !!
Aunty's bonus breach ...The City and The City ~
Fans of Dystopian Sci fi earn a rare quality rerun...(Ends Sept 21-24)
Also cool if you're into nightstalker detective drama.
(Opposite cities co-exist together sight unseen) Gritty hardcore Sci Fi.