Recommend everyone a film

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Postby Toby » 14 Jun 2018, 10:07

Last year at Marienbad.

It's the film that National Lampoon's Animal House is based on - an irreverent bildungsroman of anarchic student life.

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Postby mentalist (slight return) » 14 Jun 2018, 12:02

Wake In Fright, an alternative Australian travelogue. A fever dream of piss, gambling & native fauna. You'll all be streaming down here after watching it.
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Re: Recommend everyone a film

Postby the masked man » 19 Jun 2018, 08:01

trans-chigley express wrote:
The Modernist wrote:The Shout (1978)

A wild Alan Bates stars in a folk horror in a misty, deserted Cornwall. Hugely atmospheric.

I don’t know this one. Sounds like my kind of thing


Oddly enough I was thinking of this one when I opened the thread. It's one of the strangest things I've ever seen and it deserves more of a reputation.

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Re: Recommend everyone a film

Postby the masked man » 19 Jun 2018, 08:02

The Spirit of the Beehive.

The most haunting film ever made about childhood, as well as a reflection of how war damages a society even after it's ended.

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Postby mission » 21 Jun 2018, 10:58

My Man Godfrey.

Carole Lombard comes from a different planet. The whole thing is fantastic.
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Postby jimboo » 23 Jun 2018, 18:07

The Modernist wrote:The Shout (1978)

A wild Alan Bates stars in a folk horror in a misty, deserted Cornwall. Hugely atmospheric.

Oh, I have not seen it in years , great movie. Where can one see it Now?
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Postby jimboo » 23 Jun 2018, 18:32

Trees Lounge , Steve Buscemi directs a wonderful movie where nothing really happens but it has depth to its story of barflys and family.
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Postby caramba » 23 Jun 2018, 20:11

jimboo wrote:
The Modernist wrote:The Shout (1978)

A wild Alan Bates stars in a folk horror in a misty, deserted Cornwall. Hugely atmospheric.

Oh, I have not seen it in years , great movie. Where can one see it Now?



In the mood to watch this again and was delighted to learn that It’s on talking pictures (UK) at 12.15 am on mon 25/6

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Re: Recommend everyone a film

Postby Jastreb_J21 » 27 Jul 2018, 19:01

I've recently rewatched Threads (1984). Not for the faint of heart, it has to be one of the most realistic depictions of nuclear war ever filmed.
No big fancy explosions and heroes saving the day or overdramatization of mankind fading into the past, it shows what real, normal people would do in such a terrible situation, and how society would do everything to survive and keep existing afterwards ; and will make you wonder whether an overdramatized worldwide nuclear extinction wouldn't actually be better.

Once again, if you're often sad or are a chronic pessimist, I wouldn't recommend.