|Title:||A Serbian Film|
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|11.10.14||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2014|
Well that was fun...
I'm certainly glad I finally saw this. I had already heard about most of the shocking bits but it's still good to sit down and see the stuff in context. While there's some films I'll never do that with (The Brown Bunny, Nymphomaniac probably), this one I am. It reminds me a bit of a Breillat movie mixed with a Miike movie. The outrageousness is definitely there to draw a response but there's also a humor to it that I think, once I get over the shock, is very funny. I still don't understand exactly what the social commentary is, but I get that the producer guy is calling this art.
But still... oh and also I know this is wrong but hot damn the wife was hot. I'm not saying the brother was justified or whatever but... I'd take a bathroom trip as well if you know what I mean.
So there we have it. Somehow I managed to start the fest with Antichrist and end it with A Serbian Film. I feel like I should somehow thank Tim League for that. I didn't get to The Girl Next Door or whatever else ultra-disturbing movie I've managed not to see yet but oh well, there's always next year.
So another year down. I think what I learned from this is that I'm too old for excess. I had a grand plan to just binge all weekend both literally and figuratively but the junk food made me sick and I had a few other things on my plate which kept me from rolling from movie to movie like I hoped. In the end I threw in an extra day but still didn't top DVRfest 2, and poor Kwaidan got sacrificed to the aspect ratio gods until some future date. Next year, no matter how much time I have, I think I'll cap it to 15 movies and enjoy myself rather than feel this pressure to outdo myself. I just wound up falling asleep.
So here are the rough stats for this tenth year of my site. I've seen 18 movies in the past week, 33 in the past month, 221 in the past year, and 2701 total. That equals out to a weekly average of 2.57, a monthly average of 1.1, yearly avg of 0.61, and a total average of 0.74 movies a day. Remember when it was above 2? Those were the days. Let's see... some other notable stats: I've seen 15 Oliver Stone movies, 13 Werner Herzog films and 10 Coen brother movies (in 17 screenings). 643 Netflix movies, 337 at Alamo South Lamar, 262 from the DVR. 250 comedies, 246 dramas, and 229 docs.
And thus ends another DVRfest. I'm getting pretty close to ol' Petey Bogdanovich... although I have yet to make a Last Picture Show.