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Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by shamangineer, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. enjoypolo

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    :D Epic movie, really. I've got a new collection to share from the most recent one watched:


    - Sorry to Bother you, by Boots Riley (2018)

    Loved this movie. Hits the Zeitgeist bulls-eye, and even many subtle references to conspiracy sub-culture. It's a hilarious satire of the deep-state economy. A mix of Animal Farms and Ali G if you will. And it's fresh, unlike the lifeless Hollywood-industrial scripts.
    5Stars.


    - Letter from Masanjia (2018) by Leon Lee

    If there ever was a taboo conspiracy topic for me personally, it's China. That's because I'm directly linked to its culture thru my family (and my partner's family), and they don't take kindly on whistleblowers. But every once in a while, a film like Masanjia comes to show you what's happening to their populations backstage, especially to the Falung Gongs practicioners.
    The brain-washing on Falung Gong is so deep that almost every Chinese you'll meet will have a gag-reflex upon hearing that name. That's because the apathy has been viscerally disseminated thru propaganda by the then leader of China, Jiang Zemin,

    For more on this matter, I recommend watching the expert-witness testimonial published by the ITNJ, including testimony by Dr Enver Tothi, former surgeon who assisted in the state-sponsored trafficking Link 1, and Canadian author of a book on Falung Gong organ trafficking Link 2. Not for the faint of hearts.

    These are some films I've seen in the past year, that stood out artistically:


    - Taxi by Jafar Panahi (2015)

    Jafar Panahi is a very well-known Iranian film-director who has stirred controversy for his depiction of Iranian government's authority. This film is like a docu-drama where reality and fiction blends smoothly, and it's really entertaining, heart-warming and powerful message as well.
    His other movies I'd recommend as well: Offside (2006)
     
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    Title: thx 1138
    Year: 1971
    Synopsis: cyberpunk in a prison

     
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    Billy Lynn's long halftime walk (2016) by Ang Lee


    Incredible film, as usual with Ang Lee, about the psychological traumas inflicted by war, as well as the culture of celebrating death.
    It's rare to see a film depicting the traumas, instead of the glory (and propaganda) side of things.

    Color of Pomegranates (1969) by Sergei Parajanov
    (you can find it on any decent torrent tracker)

    This is close to a Jodorowsky style film, a story set in Armenia with alchemical themes and a visual experience. The restored 1080p version really makes you appreciate the contribution of cultural workers. Def a great stoner film.
     
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    In the series of very trippy films, I want to point out the French-Argentinian director Gaspar Noé, directed controversial films like Irreversible (2002), Enter The Void (2009), and more recently, Climax (2018).
    Enter The Void: I remembered how much of an impact this film had on me almost a decade ago. Amongst them, it did an incredible job at expressing the DMT fractal visuals (probably planted a seed in me), with some Tibetan Book of the Dead allegories, while taking place in Tokyo.
    And spoilers, the soundtrack was done by Thomas Bangalter (half of Daft Punk) and you can tell the quality is top-notch.

    Other anecdotes I remember, was that the film originally features (or still does maybe) low frequency beats to tune people with discomfort.

    This is definitely in my series of psychedelic/transcendent films to enjoy at your leisure, though I must warn you it contains some heart-racing scenes. I would not recommend it if you're prone to seizures.

    Climax also features Daft Punk soundtrack. That's all I'm gonna spoil:cool:
    Enjoy the ride.

     
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    Queen of the Sun (2012)

    This is such a great documentary about bees, and their influence on ecology, featuring a lot of biodynamic beekeepers and farmers, as well as activists such as Vandana Shiva to talk about the impact of biotech land erosion/gmo/glyphosate issue.
    It fits right in with the last episode with Peter Allen:rolleyes:
     
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    I re-watched one of my all-time favourite films from Christopher Nolan last night, The Prestige. If you haven't already watch it. Otherwise I'm gonna post my 2 cents in the spoilers below.
    After watching it more than I can remember, this is one of those where I always peel a layer upon each viewing. Watching it now, after all I've read about Tesla, it dawned on me that this film really is about Nikola Tesla and his inventions, played by none other than Sir David Bowie. The ending which is very Nol-ian suspense ends with this line:

    “The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you wont find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled.
    That always gets all my hair up, because it's so much sub-text. The "You want to be fooled" really captures the materialist-fantasist bubble that Tesla burst but the world wouldn't accept at the time. And so to me, this film starts with Magic as tricks and illusions, to Magick with Tesla uncovering the fabric of the Field and opening the door to the transcendent, or what some may call the Mystical

    Like most of Nolan's films, I've a huge sucker and he's one of the rare directors I would go buy a movie ticket without watching a preview of.
    PS: It's still very Hollywood, but a great film in my book.

    Next one I have to watch (never seen yet) is Dark Crystal. First read about it in David Icke's Perception Deception, and I think it's time now.
     
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    I watched this film the other day, which I'm still in the middle of it.
    Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) by Taika Waititi (New Zealand)



    It's a sweet film, but what caught my attention were the subtle clues to conspiracy culture, and I don't mean in a disparaging way, but in a sublte disclosure-like way, like the way the child social services are portrayed in the film. Taika Waititi's previous film is called What We Do In The Shadows, and though I haven't watched it, it dawned on me that it's probably poking fun at baby-eaters. Love it! The last such film that I loved was Sorry To Bother You (2018) which I previously mentioned (above).

    This is another one I'm dying to watch:
    Voices of Transition (2012) by Nils Aguilar (Germany)
     
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    Holy moly, an intense powerhouse of a film to watch is Festen (The Celebration in English, 1998), a Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg.
    I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s a real amazing portrayal, a microcosm of the macrocosm that THCs are no doubt aware of. Highly recommended.



    The director was a protégé of Ingmar Bergman, and also founded Dogme 95, a film movement that uses only natural effects and low- budget productions along with Lars Von Trier.
    Another good, but not nearly as Festen, by the same director is called The Hunt, also on similar themes ( *trying hard not to spoil*)

    This movie deals with incest and pedophilia in a rather affluent, danish society.
    Think Polanski’s Chinatown mixed with Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia. But the beauty in the tragedy is that its a collective healing moment, a true David Icke moment. And dare I say, even for the criminal, a hope for forgiveness.
     
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    Before I post some more titles, I wanted to stress what an incredible movie Festen (i.e., the previous post) was, and what a powerful sensation it left me thru the whole week afterwards.


    I also highly recommend watching Melancholia (2011) by Lars Von Trier and his epic signature dark-humour style, starring Kiersten Dunst; Juliette Binoche. It's entertaining, and also quite prophetic in its subtext (
    Eschaton; Solar Flash?



    Re-watched Persepolis (2007) yesterday. Another brilliant film based on the auto-biographical novel by Iranian-French author Marjan Satrapi (the main character in the film) and her growing up in Iran in the 70s, under the Shah's occupation; the radicalisation of Iran, and her experiences in the Occident.
    Iran has such an incredible history and culture (zoroastria) that I'm always amazed to learn new things about it, not the least their films (which some directors like Jafar Panahi who go at lengths to produce/direct/release their films)


    Also, if it's been a while since I've seen it, but a Japanese film that I think will blow most people's mind:
    Kokuhaku (2010, english title: Confessions) by Tetsuya Nakashima


    "A grieving mother turns into a cold-blooded avenger to pay back the people responsible for her daughter's death."
    I like this synopsis from Google. It's concise enough to make it interesting, yet not spoiling much. As someone who grew up in Japan, I can tell you that from outside, the country might look special, but inside, it harbours some incredible demons, repression and resentment that most people wouldn't imagine. I think this film expresses this side of Japanese culture quite well.
     
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    Reminiscence 2014. very good music and a alright indie movie. im going to check out the music that he makes. he's made this movie, a movie video game and makes music. the movie kinda gave me a headache, not really the movies fault though because today hasn't been a relaxing day. but I haven't seen anything like it, pretty cool horror movie. I just think it was a little too nuts, the beginning is slow but then it turns into a nightmare. that's the good part, they sorta made it intense for the full effect. id love to see another movie from him, I might buy the video game.

     
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    Zero Days (2016) by Alex Gibney (director of Going Clear Scientology)

    This one was recommended by Catherine Austin-Fitts in her Solaris Report article about her coming series on Deep State tactics. It's about how fragile, and interconnected our digital landscape has become, the very ones that manage the core services and infrastructures of cities and nations. State-sponsored viruses, like Stuxnet, have the ability to wreck the centrifuges of nuclear installations as seen some years ago. I haven't seen it yet, but I know what I'm watching tonight.


    PS: C. Austin-Fitts is the voice of reason.

    Edit: so I watched it. And.. it was a killer documentary. Did not expect to learn so much: Olympic games, Nitro Zeus.. shit!
     
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    See you on the otherside of the wormhole, friend! :cool:

    David Icke's new documentary, Renegade, is now officially released!! Humbled to have been able to crowdfund this project, and seeing it come to fruition at last. Haven't watched it yet, but I'm sure it's a treat.:p:rolleyes:

    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/renegade/
     
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    Oops, meant to post that in the music thread.
     
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    Bad Genius - a great film that somehow makes taking tests exciting and funny

    Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

    Castle of Cogliostro

    Studio Ghibli does a super 70's heist movie, with their usual panache and humour.
     
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    A Quest for Meaning (En Quête de Sens; 2015)
    A film by Nathanaël Coste and Marc De La Ménardière.

    I stumbled upon this film at my library purely by chance, while looking for Vandana Shiva, and it’s such a wonderful, and inspiring documentary, one of those you’d want the whole world to watch it.
    A story I’m sure, many THC can relate to with their own homeric journey to awakening.

    Featuring not only the great Vandana Shiva, but also Bruce Lipton, Cassandra Vieten (IONS), Satish Kumar, and many other individuals who walk the noble walk.

    5-stars

    PS: So many resources I’ve come across while watching this, such sages as Satish Kumar, publisher of Resurgence. Marc, the principal protagonist also shifted his life around this new perspective of the world, and it’s the paradigm I want to be involved in as well.

    If we can’t fix the current system, then we must build a new one that embraces all Life, and sail forth, leaving the old ship to sink behind.
     
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    Latest film director I've been enthralled with, is Paul Thomas Anderson (aka PTA). His most well-known films are Magnolia (1999), There Will Be Blood (2007), The Master (2012), Phantom Thread (2017).

    I'd watch some of those films before my awakening, but watching them now, I'm blown away by all the subtext in them. Particularly his first two films: Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia. In fact, the two are oddly sequential and take place in the same city, San Fernando Valley, where PTA is from. Boogie Nights in particular is a story about an underage actor (Mark Walberg) who debuts as a porn actor. It's well-made, but surprisingly "in-your-face" with Hollywood's business-as-usual , with all that it entails (underage sex; powerful producers bringing children to coke parties) and it's done with such explicit glamour and casualness that it smacks one in the face (especially knowing what we know here).

    Watching Magnolia, it made me realize how these films seem to be very biographical, and made from the point of a view of an insider. Albeit a talented one. PTA is a master at getting the best out of his cast, and some cool pastiche to Stanley Kubrick.

    There Will Be Blood, which I've watched again recently, is really the story about the birth of the Oil cartel, with all its cunning force. It's a powerful film, and I dare say that PTA is one of those directors who come close to Kubrick's level of meticulous details, and rhythm to his films.

    Last but not least, The Master is a story about L. Ron Hubbard (LHR), the founder of Scientology (a man who was to the head with intelligentsia-esoteric involvements). A great movie, I shall so say no more. It's also one of Seymour Hoffman's last, so it's worth watching for that alone.
     
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    Last night I had the chance to go watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, in cinema (restored beautifully!).
    All I can say is, even after 50-years (originally released in 1968), this is one of the most epic, awe-inspiring film I've seen. Like Nikola Tesla and others, it was way ahead of it's time, and in fact, I realize how it's made for this century in particular (aka The Disclosure Era).

    I kept thinking, "it's no wonder he [Kubrick] was able to make the moon landing footage so believable". Everything from the cinematography in motion, to the actors' performances (especially those anti-gravity scenes) to the special effects, and of course the epic cosmic story of mankind's evolution, this film is to be stored in the Great Pyramids engraved in hieroglyphs for preservation.

    I've heard many interpretations of the film, from the mundane "It's about technology/AI's take-over over humanity".
    While I agree that plays a big part in the film, what I resonate the most with comes from the interpretation by Jay Weidner and Jay Dyer, it being about the age-old tale of Ascension, or the Natural Evolutionary Cycle of living beings (and in fact, of Life in the Universe), as well Life beyond Death. Like all good artworks, it's open to anyone's interpretation.

    The behind-the-scenes on the film is probably as impressive as the movie itself, if not more, which only makes it more mystical.

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    There was something about the Carl Zeiss lens commissioned by NASA specifically for the Apollo 11 Moon mission which Kubrick allegedly got in return for his secret involvement in the infamous moon landing shot. I'm no photographer, but there's no doubt this played a huge role in the film-making process.
    It was subsequently used in Barry Lyndon (1975), which used only natural lighting (never heard of anywhere else in feature-film production) and was achieved only thanks to that same lens. Suffice to say, Kubrick was a genius who knew how to play his insider-cards well.

    I like the fact that he has the balls to co-opt an adaptation (Arthur C. Clarke's novel for 2001; Stephen Kings for Shining) and shits on it in a very subtle, but Joker-ly manner to put forth his own interpretation. Genius.

    I'm also a big sucker for the Shining (1980) really being about pointing to Moon Landing. It's a whole can of worms, but in true Leonardo Da Vinci fashion, Kubrick will go down in History as a true artist and gnostic film-maker.

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    Barry Lyndon night scene using only candle-light (Stanley Kubrick on the left)

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    The Shining (1980): One of the more explicit hints pointing to a wholly different, but parallel, story-line in the film.

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    Sacred Geometry in 2001: 7 Merkabas in the Stargate sequence.

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    Planets alignment: Ascension theme. Boom goes the dynamite!

    EDIT: Here's an article from today on RT about the myth :)
     
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    The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, UK)


    How have I not watched this earlier boggles me, but it’s a must-watch for any THC enthusiast. With none other than David Bowie playing the character of an ET stranded on Earth for a mission, it’s an artsy film that tells a lot without talking much, and I love it!
    Made in 1976, you realize how visionary this film must’ve been, with lots of futuristic tech portrayed. Last but not least spoiler, it was partly shot in the deserts of New Mexico, as if purely coincidental. Lord only knows what goes on underground in that area.
    Some explicit sex scenes though, so be warned.

    The Great Buddha+ (2017, Taiwan)

    A great political satire/black-comedy taking place in Taiwan (or could be in China), about government officials, tales of lust&corruption, greed and class-inequalities. Very well made, and feels like a mix of many styles (Godfather; Tarantino, etc.). Surprised this film isn’t banned in China, or maybe it is.

    I often feel that tight censorship can in some cases ironically breeds better, wittier, more novel story writing, for better or for worse. But I digress
     
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    Just came back from watching Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
    What a disaster. Save yourselves some money, and download it when it comes out.
    You know that frustration when the food at the restaurant is disappointing? Well that’s how I felt.

    Imma share some spoilers down below, but let me get this point publicly. For whatever reasons, Tarantino seems to love underage girls sexual innuendos, as well as making Polanski look glam. Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of Polanski’s films, but after all we know, it strikes me as daring, and almost like QT is an apologist for Hollywood’s darkness. Unfortunately, that’s all I can share without spoiling the film.

    Basically, the film was utterly long and boring except for a couple scenes, and I don’t usually mind lengthy films. It’s just feels like I had to go through Brad Pitt, DiCaprio and Tarantino’s midlife crisis nostalgia about the superficial lives of show business. Like I said, themes of pedowood abound, and theres even a scene taking place at the Playboy Mansion. Lord only knows what dark secrets go on in those places. My point is, it’s making it glamorous without even showing what’s really going on (merely hints at the illegal promiscuity within the industry). Overall, felt like it was lots of carnal pleasures; shallow bromances and lots of explicit violence.

    Oh, I forgot to mention I used to be a huge fan of Tarantino’s, especially Django and Inglorious Basterds.
    Who knows what happened. For one, this is the first produced inthe post-Weinstein era (which produced ALL QT’s films). So maybe it was a management thing. Last but not least, the whole premise of the film, which is about Sharon Tate’s murder is so underwhelming (except for traumatic violence glamourized) that it was disappointing big time.
    2 stars max for this one. Good thing I didn’t spend a dime on this (redeemed credit card points I had collected)
     
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