- Recommend me the best film I've probably never seen…
Fish Story – best “world is about to end plot” ever and I also loved the tune that the film is based around. The old guy in the record store had me in stitches as he berates the two youngsters. The film is pure indy art with no dialogue wasted, brilliant acting and vinyl…what more could you want?Posted 4 years agohoraMember
Another Earth – tick to buy
Is Bad taste still available?? I saw that in the early 90’s!
You might appreciate this homemade clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qygRLFjtPSo&feature=youtube_gdata_playerPosted 4 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Scott Pilgrim vs the World. VERY marmite, but never seen another film quite like it.
Dogma. Work of genius. Smart, funny, and best cinematic take on the nonsense of religion IMHO.
Valhalla Rising. Weird and violent. Bit of a mess in some ways but also beautiful and mesmerising.
Near Dark. Best vampire film ever.
+1 for Trollhunter.Posted 4 years agoIAMember
So I watched Primer – enjoyed it, makes you think!
Keep the suggestions coming though, as I said seen about half of them, but the ones I’ve seen are good so I’m assuming the other suggestions are good too 🙂
Hopefully others are getting some good info from this thread too – STW is on form here I think.Posted 4 years agofunkmasterpSubscriber
+1 for Bubbah Ho Tep, great film, crazy and really well acted. Weekend at Bernies, because trying to make a dead man look alive is comedy gold. Merentau, great martial arts flick by the director of the raid and starring the same guy. The penitentiary series, insane blacksploitation version of rocky, set in a prison, with a bad ass funk soundtrack, Mr T in the second movie and a protagonist called two sweet gordone……and I haven’t just made it up, it’s actually real and insane 😛Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
Diva – brilliant film about an opera obsessed bike messenger, corrupt cops, prostitution, Taiwanese music pirates, cute shoplifters, and odd philosophy.Posted 4 years ago
City Of Lost Children – A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping they’ll slow his ageing process.
Koyaanisqatsi/Powaqqatsi – two of a three-film series, about human expansion and destruction of the environment.
There’s no dialogue, both films are long sequences in slo-mo, normal speed, speeded up, over music by Philip Glass.
Mesmerising, and utterly wonderful.dekadanseMember
+1 for Diva – total brilliance and off-the-wallness….also Betty Blue, by the same director.
3 Colours Blue/White/Red (3 films) by Polish director Kieslowski – musing on the interconnectedness of things with amazing cinematography and dreamy music – not to mention sharp story lines, set in France/Poland/Switzerland.
Just seen Easy Money (Swedish thriller involving drug gangs etc which seems very real and takes it to the max – description of ‘Nordic Noir’ underplays its impact), and Looking for Hortense, which is very sharply observed ‘typical’ screwed up French family drama/ subtle comedy which knocks all of what comes out of the US and most of what comes out of the UK back into 1975.Posted 4 years agostewartcSubscriber
Sorry, not read all the thread but:
A Prophet – One of the best foreign films I have seen in the last few years, incredible.
Margin Call – A take on the 2008 crash, not sure how accurate it is but a great script and cast.
And of course Bubba Ho Tep, if you have not seen this you really haven’t seen the best Elvis/Zombie mash up film ever!Posted 4 years ago
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