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#5401

Post by outdoorcats » September 3rd, 2018, 6:19 am

Rio Bravo - 8.5+/10. Outstanding craftsmanship and another classic from Hawks who also masterfully directed Red River. Every single character has great chemistry with each other, particularly Wayne and Angie Dickenson, and the climax is filled with iconic imagery (for example the shot of Chance walking out of the barn to begin the exchange).

Hunziker, check out The Return of the Living Dead, it's a lot of fun.

Someone please choose one of these:

1. Tokyo Story (1953)
2. L'Amour Fou (1969)
3. Bitter Victory (1957)
4. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
5. Greed (1924)
6. The Big Parade (1925)
7. Gertrud (1964)
8. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
9. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
10. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

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Post by Hunziker » September 4th, 2018, 7:27 pm

I avoided watching Tokyo Story for a long time for no apparent reason, but I was pleasently surprised when I finally caught up to it. Enjoy!


I watched The Return of the Living Dead. Very fun zombie-wise, a little flunky humor-wise. Still, an important part of the cannon. 6.5/10


Please choose:

El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)
El castillo de la pureza (1973)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Good Time (2017)
Starman (1984)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Stellet Licht (2007)
The Lords of Salem (2012)
Session 9 (2001)
The New World (2005)

Otherwise anything:
- Horror
- Mexican
- Latin-American on 5+ lists
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Post by zissou14 » September 7th, 2018, 11:46 am

Omar: Not often I see movie on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and this one was a good one. Good storytelling without being over the top. We see it from the Palestinian side of the border which is rare and really interesting.

Hunziker I choose Good Time one my favourite movie of 2017

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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 10th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Sorry, but, Snowpiercer lost me somewhere along the way. Maybe I wasn't in the right mindset, or had some sort of preconceived notion that I wasn't going to care much for it, for whatever reason. Maybe, it was just too damn weird for my taste... That being said, from a technical standpoint, I did enjoy it somewhat. Sorry, I can't say too much good about this one.

zissou, you get Siblings Have fun with it. :lol:

Someone pick something for me, please!

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Post by zissou14 » September 14th, 2018, 2:19 pm

Siblings: Despite its very low budget, the movie is quite funny in a dark way. I really love dark humor and this movie has plenty of it. Not a masterpiece but a fun little movie to watch.

Nathan I choose El espinazo del diablo one of my favourite movie by Del Toro.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 16th, 2018, 5:55 am

As far as horror films are concerned, The Devil's Backbone is what I usually like. The tension Del Toro creates in his films is top notch, and the payoff is usually worth it. This was no exception. Excellant! Thank you!

This is basically turning into a film exchange between us. I'm okay with that, as long as you are. ;) Anyhow, you get The Search this time. It was my top film on 500<400 until graduating this year.

Someone pick something out for me again. Under 2.5 hours, please.

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Post by Hunziker » September 17th, 2018, 2:12 am

Nathan, L'hypothèse du tableau volé (1978) for you.

Good Time was a thrilling experience. Robert Pattinson is steadily becoming one of my favorite working actors. 8/10


Please choose:

El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)
El castillo de la pureza (1973)
Starman (1984)
Night of the Demon (1957)
Stellet Licht (2007)
Session 9 (2001)
The New World (2005)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

Otherwise anything:
- Horror
- Mexican
- 2010-2018
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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 18th, 2018, 6:21 pm

L'hypothèse du tableau volék was quite an experience. I really enjoyed this one, so, Thank you!

Hunziker, for you, Stellet Licht.

Someone can choose something for me. Please keep it under 2.5 hours.

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Post by clemmetarey » September 18th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Un homme qui dort (1974) for you Nathan

So I've finally seen Deadpool (2016). I was expecting just a bit more violence and maybe more mature jokes than usual for superhero standard, but the amount of actual gore and swearing surprised me a bit. Apart from that the story didn't interest me, and the main character sometime was really annoying. 5/10

1. 12 Years a Slave (2013) (NEW)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) (NEW)
4. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
5. Iron Man 2 (2010)
6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
7. The Imitation Game (2014)
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 19th, 2018, 9:21 am

All Un Homme Qui Dort did was put me in a depressed mood. Intense and really unrelenting, but an easy favorite. Please don't do that to me again, though. ;)

Imitation Game for you.

Someone pick something under 2 1/2 hours for me please.

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Post by zissou14 » September 21st, 2018, 11:49 am

The Search: I watched the remake (the one by Michel Hazanavicius) and wasn't impressed so my expectations were very low. To my surprise it was really good, really moving. I recommend everyone to watch the one from 1948 and to skip the new one.

Nathan I choose Ratcatcher (1999) for you

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Post by Nathan Treadway » September 26th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Ratcatcher was a fine film. Slow at points, but, I think that was the point.

I've not seen the remake of The Search, but, I'm wanting to at some point, even though what I've heard of it isn't exactly promising. I just love the story, and I'm curious what Hazavanicious does with it. Soon, probably, but, not urgent.

Zissou, go for Davandeh, one of many of my favorites from Iran. I hope you enjoy it. :D Someone can pick something out for me. Less than 2.5 hours, please.

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Post by Hunziker » September 27th, 2018, 2:08 am

Stellet Licht was enjoyable. Compelling performances and one hell of a DP. 6.5/10

Mona Lisa (1986) for you Nathan.

I have a Mexican Cinema exam next wednesday. Please choose any relevant movie I've missed!
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Post by mondovertigo » September 28th, 2018, 6:49 am

I'm back! It took me forever but I finally watched Fitzcarraldo (1982). I really liked the way this film was shot, especially the wider shots of the boat.

@Hunziker: I'm not very familiar with Mexican cinema so I'm kind of choosing at random based on what you haven't seen... try Reed, Mexico insurgente (1973). It's on a few lists! :thumbsup:

Please choose from:
1) Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
2) Yojinbo (1961)
3) Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973)
4) Walkabout (1971)
5) Seppuku (1962)
6) Olympia pt 1 & 2 (1938)
7) Apur Sansar (1959)
8) Hoop Dreams (1994)
9) Sansho Dayu (1954)
10) Downfall (2004)

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Post by sheikofhyrule » October 12th, 2018, 9:28 pm

I am back to try this again, but this time instead of my random Turner Classic Movies that no one has seen, I will be listing my backlog from the past ten years with a year for five of them and a genre for the other five.

mondovertigo, pick Downfall (2004) since I just saw a meme from it today.

01) The Messenger (2009)
02) The Lovely Bones (2009)
03) Bright Star (2009)
04) Brothers (2009)
05) The Informant! (2009)
06) Under the Skin (2013)
07) The Babadook (2014)
08) It Follows (2014)
09) Alien: Covenant (2017)
10) Mother! (2017)

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Post by zissou14 » October 19th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Davandeh (1984): Really interesting iranian movie with great acting by the child actor.

sheikofhyrule I recommand Under the Skin ( a really unique and strange movie)

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Post by Hunziker » October 21st, 2018, 7:18 pm

Reed, Mexico insurgente (1973) was very interesting indeed. Wish I could have found a better rip though. Feels like an understated Mexican Lawrence of Arabia.

Lonesome (1928) for you Zissou.

Please choose anything Horror or Iberian (even better if both!).
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Post by 72allinncallme » October 21st, 2018, 10:46 pm

^ Can I chose one for you Hunziker? I recently watched https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/mi+tio+jacinto/
Lovely movie. (PM me if you need help getting it.)

Please chose an Iberian movie for me as well :)

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Post by sheikofhyrule » October 22nd, 2018, 9:11 pm

I watched Under the Skin and rated it 7/10. The movie is visually stunning and the soundtrack is great, but I need more plot in my movies. I appreciate it for what it was going for, but these types are usually not my favorite.

72allinncallme, I think there might be only one Iberian movie I have seen that you have not, so I guess it will be Mysteries of Lisbon (2010).

01) The Messenger (2009)
02) The Lovely Bones (2009)
03) Bright Star (2009)
04) Brothers (2009)
05) The Informant! (2009)
06) It Follows (2014)
07) Alien: Covenant (2017)
08) Mother! (2017)
09) The Witch (2015)
10) What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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Post by zissou14 » October 26th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Lonesome: A quite nice romantic movie. It was really predictable but very pleasant to watch.

sheikofhyrule go with What We Do in the Shadows (2014) one of my favourite comedy

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#5421

Post by beasterne » October 29th, 2018, 2:38 pm

I like this idea! Hopefully this will motivate me to watch some of the movies I've been procrastinating on watching.

zissou14, Looking at your unwatched movies I recommend Roger & Me.

Here is my list of 10 movies:

1. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
2. My Man Godfrey (1936)
3. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
4. Army of Shadows (1969)
5. The Big Sick (2017)
6. They Live (1988)
7. The Invisible Man (1933)
8. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
9. Incendies (2010)
10. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

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Post by sheikofhyrule » November 7th, 2018, 4:24 pm

I watched What We Do in the Shadows and rated it 7/10. I laughed really hard at some parts and then I would feel like certain scenes were too long and dragged on. I feel this would have worked better as a mini-series or TV series in shorter spans to focus better. At some point there was supposed to be a sequel focused on the werewolves.

beasterne, I pick The Big Sick (2017), I really enjoyed this movie and part way through realized what the title meant.

01) The Lovely Bones (2009)
02) Bright Star (2009)
03) Brothers (2009)
04) The Informant! (2009)
05) Moon (2009)
06) The Tourist (2010)
07) TInker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
08) We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
09) Cloud Atlas (2012)
10) Gone Girl (2014)

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Post by beasterne » November 9th, 2018, 1:48 pm

The Big Sick was really good, thanks for picking it! It felt very authentic and there were lots of funny moments and of course drama. I also really liked the focus on Kumail's Pakistani roots throughout the movie. Ray Romano and Holly Hunter were each very good individually, but I couldn't make them make sense as a couple. It was a pretty stellar romcom, but I'm not sure I see where the Oscar buzz came from for this last year. Overall very good though, and now I'm just one check away from platinum on the Rotten Tomatoes list!

sheikofhyrule I pick Gone Girl (2014). It's quite a ride.

1. My Man Godfrey (1936)
2. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
3. Army of Shadows (1969)
4.They Live (1988)
5. The Invisible Man (1933)
6. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
7. Incendies (2010)
8. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
9. The War Game (1965)
10. The Cranes are Flying (1957)

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Post by zissou14 » November 9th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Roger and Me was a great debut by documentary filmmaker Micheal Moore. It's really obvious it was directed by him but it's really effective. Even if the movie is almost 20 years old it's still news with all is happening in Flint. I would really like to see a follow-up to this movie.

beasterne so many good movies on your list but if I have to choose I'll go with Army of Shadows from one of my favourite director Jean-Pierre Melville.

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Post by beasterne » November 14th, 2018, 1:50 pm

Army of Shadows was a gorgeous film. I wanted to frame every shot in this movie and put it on the wall. The desperation and despair in the story was also very affecting. I actually had to take breaks during this one because it was really very depressing. A unique war film. I'm really excited to watch more Melville after seeing this one.

zissou14 for your next movie I'll pick They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

1. My Man Godfrey (1936)
2. They Live (1988)
3. The Invisible Man (1933)
4. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
5. Incendies (2010)
6. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
7. The War Game (1965)
8. The Cranes are Flying (1957)
9. Hamlet (1948)
10. Viridiana (1961)
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Post by Nathan Treadway » November 14th, 2018, 4:26 pm

I'm going to go ahead and jump back in. I did watch Mona Lisa a while ago, shortly after it was recommended. I wanted to rewatch it before giving much of an opinion on it, but, haven't gotten around to it. (Rewatches are a very low priority for me at the moment.)

beasterne, you get Incendies.

Someone can just pick something I haven't seen yet. ;)

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Post by beasterne » November 18th, 2018, 10:01 pm

Incendies, strange movie. I’ve liked all of the other films by Denis Villenueve that I’ve seen, but this one didn’t quite do it for me. Parts of the story were very well done, but others didn’t connect with me. And the ending really took me out of the story, to the point where I almost felt like I was deliberately manipulated by the filmmakers to feel certain things. Good in parts, but overall not one of my favorites. Still glad I watched it though as it’s been on my watchlist for ages.

Nathan Treadway, wow, okay you have seen a lot of movies, but I will pick The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters for you.

1. They Live (1988)
2. The Invisible Man (1933)
3. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
4. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
5. The War Game (1965)
6. The Cranes are Flying (1957)
7. Hamlet (1948)
8. Viridiana (1961)
9. Dogtooth (2009)
10. Come and See (1985)

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Post by sheikofhyrule » November 20th, 2018, 6:01 am

I watched Gone Girl and rated it 9/10. I really enjoyed it and it was a ride where you did not know where you were going. It took me a while to watch it because it kept triggering my anxiety.

beasterne, I pick The Cranes are Flying (1957) because I rated it high but I can really only remember the opening scene.

01) The Lovely Bones (2009)
02) Bright Star (2009)
03) Brothers (2009)
04) The Informant! (2009)
05) Moon (2009)
06) The Tourist (2010)
07) TInker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
08) We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
09) Cloud Atlas (2012)
10) Inherent Vice (2014)

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Post by clemmetarey » November 21st, 2018, 11:30 pm

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) for you sheik.

I've seen The Imitation Game (2014) which I didn't like. The story could have been good, but it waste too much time with unneeded dramatization. 4/10

1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
4. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
5. Iron Man 2 (2010)
6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
7. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Post by connordenney » November 25th, 2018, 7:27 am

clemmetarey, watch Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

I finally saw Children of Paradise, 20 months after it was picked for me. I found it to be very good! The relationships between the characters are unique and evoke the idea of loneliness and misfortune in a place of comfort and revelry.

Romeo and Juliet in the Snow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920)
The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1921)
Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)
Opening Night (John Cassavetes, 1977)
Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005)
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)

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Post by Lakigigar » November 25th, 2018, 11:31 am

Zodiac for you!

https://letterboxd.com/Lakigigar/watchlist/

choose one of those in my watchlist.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » November 25th, 2018, 12:36 pm

King of Kong When none of the people in a character driven documentary come across as interesting, then it doesn't usually wind up a very compelling watch. Unfortunately that was the case here as far as I'm concerned. The only guy that came across as even remotely sympatetic basically cried his way through the documentary over something too trivial. Sorry I don't have too much good to say about it. It's been on my watch list for a while, and this motivated me to finally see it. So, Thank you, either way. ;)

Lakigagar, Harold and Maude is absolutely one of my favorite films of all time, so easy choice for you ;)

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Post by Lakigigar » November 25th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Nathan Treadway wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 12:36 pm
The only guy that came across as even remotely sympatetic basically cried his way through the documentary over something too trivial.
That's basically the point of it and why it is so interesting, because as a viewer you're able to see it from a neutral perspective while if you're one of the persons itself, you're so obsessed by it, that they can't look at this like this anymore.

But let's be honest, much in life is trivial. What we're doing now: checking movies from official lists can be seen as trivial too from an outside perspective. What most people do in life: whining about relationships, careers and friends can be seen as trivial too.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » November 25th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Lakigigar wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Nathan Treadway wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 12:36 pm
The only guy that came across as even remotely sympatetic basically cried his way through the documentary over something too trivial.
That's basically the point of it and why it is so interesting, because as a viewer you're able to see it from a neutral perspective while if you're one of the persons itself, you're so obsessed by it, that they can't look at this like this anymore.

But let's be honest, much in life is trivial. What we're doing now: checking movies from official lists can be seen as trivial too from an outside perspective. What most people do in life: whining about relationships, careers and friends can be seen as trivial too.

Thanks for the tip by the way.
Touché. When watching a documentary about a person, or people, I'm looking for some sort of connection to them; I just couldn't with anyone in this film. I had the same problem with Grey Gardens as I did this. I just couldn't find a way to care about any of the people involved, and for me, that's what makes this fail. Obviously, I'm in the minority as both King of Kong and Grey Gardens are highly regarded.

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Post by beasterne » November 27th, 2018, 1:07 pm

The Cranes are Flying was certainly a well-crafted movie. Some of the shots in the film were breathtaking, like the one at the beginning of the film when the camera spins around in a stairwell and watches Boris leap up the stairs. Ultimately the characters didn't really grab me, but I did appreciate the shot selection as I said. Maybe I was imagining things but I also thought the wartime shots in this film were influential for Come and See, as both films included a lot of looking up at trees in the forest and spinning around.

Nathan, I'll pick one of my favorite movies from last year for you, Columbus.

1. They Live (1988)
2. The Invisible Man (1933)
3. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
4. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
5. Hamlet (1948)
6. Viridiana (1961)
7. Dogtooth (2009)
8. Alphaville (1965)
9. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
10. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Re: King of Kong, my way into that movie was definitely getting a good hate into Billy Mitchell. He's portrayed as so pompous and smug that I'm able to quickly identify with Steve Wiebe and that carries me through the rest of the film. But you're right Nathan, Steve isn't immediately someone that you can connect with unless you're able to get on his side to fight for something.

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Post by zissou14 » December 3rd, 2018, 9:31 pm

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? I didn't know much about this movie but I was happily surprised. The plot seemed a little bit thin ( the lives of contestant during a dance marathon) but I found the dialogues really well written and the story captivating. A really great movie

beasterne I pick Dogtooth (2009) a strange but fantastic movie

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Post by beasterne » December 3rd, 2018, 9:57 pm

Lucky me, I actually watched Dogtooth over the weekend so I will go ahead and review it. I thought it was a crazy movie, obviously, really well made but an insane plot. But then I started thinking about how, for example, the children call the salt "phone" just because they've been told to, and how basically every aspect of our lives is the way it is because we've been told that's the way it is, and then I got very existential about the whole thing. Very thought-provoking.

zissou14, I will pick The Purple Rose of Cairo for you.

1. They Live (1988)
2. The Invisible Man (1933)
3. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
4. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
5. Hamlet (1948)
6. Alphaville (1965)
7. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
8. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
9. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
10. La Dolce Vita (1960)

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Post by sheikofhyrule » December 12th, 2018, 7:51 am

I watched We Need to Talk About Kevin and rated it 8/10. Disturbing and wishing a few things would not happen later on in the movie that did.

beasterne, I pick They Live because I just saw the "Cripple Fight" episode of South Park that has an animated sequence to a fight from this film.

01) The Lovely Bones (2009)
02) Bright Star (2009)
03) Brothers (2009)
04) Moon (2009)
05) It's Complicated (2009)
06) Whiplash (2014)
07) Ghost Story (2017)
08) Dumplin' (2018)
09) Eighth Grade (2018)
10) Isle of Dogs (2018)

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Post by Ivan0716 » December 12th, 2018, 1:26 pm

^A Ghost Story for you.

I did get around to Louis Malle's Murmur of the Heart but forgot to report back, I'll make more of an effort this time. :sweat: Anyway, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would, it was like a Rohmer film except I actually liked the characters, also surprisingly charming despite the subject matter.

1. The Hidden Blade (2004)
2. Secret Sunshine (2007)
3. After Life (1998)
4. Faraway So Close (1993)
5. The Puppetmaster (1993)
6. Platform (2000)
7. Brother (2000)
8. In Vanda's Room (2000)
9. I Vitelloni (1953)
10. The Baker's Wife (1938)

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Post by Nathan Treadway » December 12th, 2018, 1:43 pm

I thought I posted in here after Watching Columbus. Guess not. Anyhow, It really hit pretty close to home, in more than one sense (Columbus, Indiana, the town that the film gets it's name is only 1 1/2 hour from me), and I found the female lead, in particular, very relatable. Only thing, I wish it didn't turn into basically a travelogue, but, it's a nice looking town, and I wouldn't mind visiting there someday. Wonderfully written, and acted. :) Thanks, beasterne for this!

Ivan0716, Faraway, so close, assuming you've already seen Wings of Desire, as this is a sequel, although if I remember right, it stands on its own, regardless.

Someone can pick something out for me. ;)

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