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#1 Random Task

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

I seem to recall there used to be a "Recommend a film" thread in here for people to recommend "off the beaten track" films but i can't find it so thought i'd make a new one. I'll start the ball rolling:

Firstly, Brick. Very good Film noir detective story set in a high school. I thoroughly enjoyed it, took me back to some of the old style movies.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0393109/

Secondly, The Squid and Whale. A great semi-autobiographical film by Noah Baumbach about divorce and joint custody. I can watch this film over and over again.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0367089/

Thirdly, Pan's Labyrinth. It's spanish and in subtitles so may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is in my opinion the best film of last year. Set during the Spanish Civil War it tells about a young girls daydreams in her attempts to escape her life. Fantastic story and amazing effects.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 11:34 AM

Was he the squid or the whale?

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Posted 16 May 2007 - 12:28 PM

Was he the squid or the whale?


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both :harhar:

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Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:17 PM

Thank you for Smoking, great film. It's mainstream here in the states.

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 06:57 PM

I saw that, it's an excellent little parody. It's got Seth Cohen from the OC in it too, playing exactly the same role he always does :P

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:51 PM

Bubba Hotep - just because!

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:00 AM

Thank you for Smoking, great film. It's mainstream here in the states.


Good recommendation. Loved it :thumbsup:

How about The Rage in Placid Lake. An Aussie comedy about this son (called Placid Lake) who parents are hippies and he's trying to be "normal". Not to be confused with the naff Crocodile movie... :)

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 10:49 PM

Just watched Blood Diamond.... Very good...

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 01:25 AM

It's not particularily unknown, but Hitchcocks classic 'Rear Window' is superb. A real suspenseful and fascinating flick.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:45 AM

The Jacket. Adrian Brody is a war vet that gets sent to a mental institute after being shot in the head. His abnormal treatment therapy by a dodgy doctor sends him yo-yoing through time. Weird, high concept film but entertaining none the less.

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0366627/

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 02:22 AM

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

Plot Outline A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
Plot Synopsis: Sitting on 35 acres of Georgia land coveted by a shopping mall developer, 90+years-old Noah Dearborn is untainted by modern life. He's never heard of the Beatles, and his only interest is his woodworking, in which he excels. The girlfriend of one of the developers is a psychologist, and is asked to evaluate Noah for a possible move to have him declared incompetent. But she soon falls under his spell of a simple life and becomes his ally in his fight to keep his land.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:36 PM

Not exactly new or low profile anymore but any of Kevin Smith's films are well worth watching. In the absense of anything much else to do i've watched all his films over the last week :lol: :geek: I can't even come up with a favourite.

Clerks
Mallrats
Chasing Amy
Dogma
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Jersey Girl
Clerks II

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 01:12 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/

Bought this yesterday, very nice little film, good cast and pretty decent plot. Worth a rent at the very least.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:59 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/

Bought this yesterday, very nice little film, good cast and pretty decent plot. Worth a rent at the very least.


Thanks for recommending that little-known Oscar winning film for us ;)

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for recommending that little-known Oscar winning film for us ;)

lol, I didn't realise.

It actually won the best picture award at the oscars, how did I not hear about that :P

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:00 PM

The War Tapes.

Very good indeed and the...

The History Boys.

2 very good films.

Edited by Faceman, 19 June 2007 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 11:16 AM

Rear Window
Schindlers List
Citizen Kane
It's a Wonderful Life

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

Magnolia. Brilliant film, even Tom Cruise is good in it. In fact, i should say, it's brilliant, despite Tom Cruise being in it. In fact, it's his only good film, ever. In fact, better than good, brilliant.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:24 PM

Brick

An absolute gem of a film. A proper updated and stunningly shot Film Noir removed to an American High School.

Also a few other personal favourites:

Three Colours Trilogy- Masterpieces, especially Three Colours Blue.
Nightwatch- First of a matrix-y Russian Trilogy. Although the 2nd and 3rd have been heavily produced by an American studio :(
Goodbye Lenin- Touching and extremely funny.
The Believer- Very different.
Death To Smoochy- A Robin Williams film that doesn't suck!!! I'm guessing this was filmed during his 'troubled' times :whistle:
Dazed And Confused- Will make you remeber how much fun you can have :smoke:

Edited by LondonTricky, 20 June 2007 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:18 PM

whoever recommended Citizen Kane is spot on. it's a suiperb film. i also like the old to kill a mocking bird, not exactly unheard but i guess alot of people havent seen it.

napoleon dynamite is also a brilliant low budget light hearted film. very good. if you dont like it the first time make sure you watch it a second!




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