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Postby DrSuperlove » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:23 pm

what, all recommendable films?

starting with A

allen, woody
(in order of excellence)

crimes and misdemeanors
annie hall
manhattan
zelig
bullets over broadway
play it again sam
hannah and her sisters
purple rose of cairo
husbands and wives
deconstructing harry
small time crooks
everything you always wanted to know about sex
love and death
take the money and run
a midsummer night's sex comedy
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Postby Lord Dubious » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:41 pm

network
barry lyndon
days of heaven
george washington
the trial (o. welles)
frailty
bottle rocket
the birds

allmovie.com is an excellent resource as well.
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Postby Pluto » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:43 pm

DrSuperlove wrote:what, all recommendable films?

starting with A

allen, woody
(in order of excellence)

crimes and misdemeanors
annie hall
manhattan
zelig
bullets over broadway
play it again sam
hannah and her sisters
purple rose of cairo
husbands and wives
deconstructing harry
small time crooks
everything you always wanted to know about sex
love and death
take the money and run
a midsummer night's sex comedy


You forgot "Sweet And Lowdown", "Everyone Says I Love You" & "Mighty Aphrodite"!
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Postby ian » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:49 pm

2nd recommendation for the new Mike Leigh film 'Vera Drake'. Very powerful film about back-street abortion set in 1950's London and a performance of a lifetime from Imelda Staunton who surely must be up for an Oscar nomination...

Going to see the new film about Ray Charles next week, which is supposed to be good, anyone seen this yet...?
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Postby Grumpy » Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:49 pm

"Mediterraneo".

I remember sitting in a kind of rapture at the Hyde Park Cinema in Leeds watching this delicious ode to irresponsibility. Dedicated to those who are running away.

By contrast, a powerfully responsible film, utterly superb:

"In this world" by Michael Winterbottom

Others I have a special soft spot for:

"The hairdresser's husband"
"Ruby"
"A few good men"
"Ptang yang kipperbang"
"The man who would be king"
"Abouna"
"Il postino"
"The harder they come"
"Lord of the flies" (I was at prep school and quite friendly with the Surtees twins who played the twins in this film aand I remember thinking it was all tremendously exciting and romantic seeing their bulky typed scripts and I imagined them going on to Hollywood etc. About ten years or so ago there was a TV documentary about the making of the film which featured contributions from one of the twins. Far from becoming the next Errol Flynn or whatever, I was mortified to discover that he had been John Selwyn Gummer's private secretary. His brother was a lawyer. Dreams, Amelia. Dreams and false alarms. Incidentally this documentary also featured my single appearance on the tele when they showed a photo of our class. We would have been 8 or 9 years old at the time).
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:03 pm

I'm not the sort of person who sits and dissects stuff so I'll just say that Team America is the best and funniest political satire that I've seen for years.

Parker and Stone are beyond subversive and apparently the original cut of the film was so controversial that the **** House itself ordered that bits be removed.

I'm surprised that they haven't been hit with lawsuits by half of the actors in America also :D

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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:07 pm

I'm watching "Ray" tonight and it's not costing me a thing.

Don't tell the MPAA though :wink:

Anyway, I'll be buying the DVD on UK release whenever it's out as there'll be tons of extra stuff on there.

Respect

Gordon
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:33 pm

The Idiots - http://wlt4.home.mindspring.com/fafr/reviews/idiots.htm
Sir Henry Of Rawlinson End
Living - Akira Kurowsawa
Le Souffle Au Coeur

but that's just being a bit pretentious, though they are all films I love deeply, Kill Bill 2 is still making me gawp..
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Postby Liam » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:28 pm

look out for a new thing called "Sideways", just checked a preview showing of it in town. Very funny movie.

http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/sideways/
http://partialrecords.com/
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:29 pm

The House By The Cemetary
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Martin
Dawn Of The Dead (Original)
The Goonies
Big
The Breakfast Club
The Explorers
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Postby MickH » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:32 pm

Must admit to really liking "Bend it like Beckham" ..having watched it over the xmas...only watched it because it was the same director as "east meets west"..... a really enjoyable rite of passage movie
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Postby 6655321 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:33 pm

Extension du domain de la lutte
Ringu
Cure
The Seven Samurai
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Postby Fargo » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:34 pm

His Girl Friday
Magnolia
L'Avventura
Pierrot Le Fou
Chinatown

I'm fairly confident these are in fact the 5 best films ever made. References available on demand.
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Postby crazydownbeat » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:55 pm

"The Incredibles" Almost too good for kids.
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Proverbs 10:10 :wink:
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Postby Professor Mushtaq » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:34 pm

Obscure Australian Gems:

The Dark side: "Wake in Fright"; "Mad Dog Morgan"; "Chopper"; "Two Hands"; "Dogs in Space"; "Bad Boy Bubby"; "Bliss"
Those quirky Drama things: "Love Serenade"; "Travelling North"; "Doing Time for Patsy Cline"; "Lantana"; "Yolngu Boy"; "Proof"
Comedies: "Crackerjack"; "Gettin Square""; "Idiot Box"; "Muriel's Wedding"
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