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Topic: Good Films?

i can't believe this thread has lasted over 30 pages.

"It was good to know that no matter how different we were in the brain department, we could still have a laugh about my arse."

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goodbye lenin

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Tremors!

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Goodbye Lenin is reeeally good.

I`d go for:
Fearless Vampire Hunters or The Tenant - both Roman Polanski films.

Tremors?With the giant snails?!Ha!

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i just got back from seeing lady killers. not bad.

ooosh!

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Punch drunk love.

Buttmonsters

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punch drunk love was cool

my other tip is 'the son'

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slay ground!

10

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Requiem for a Dream

"Before I give my own review of this book I just want to say that I am a huge harry potter fan, to the extent that I actually have a deathly hallows tattoo on my bottom. I'm also quite ill right now, but I fought against my horrid cold to read this book. "

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Walter Hill is seriously underrated.

get The Driver if you can. Really stripped down and lean thriller. The characters don't say much, and their names are simply the Driver, the Cop and the Girl. awesome. and the car chases are some of the best i've seen - no music, just the roar of the engines.

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Requiem for a Dream

seconded. excellent film. has anyone seen 'pi' by the same director? i've watched it several times now, and i'm still a fair distance away from understanding what the hell is going on...

ooosh!

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ghostbusters



damo

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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Pi is cool, appeals to a geek like me - i think the general idea is that everything is governed by mathematics. The hero finds patterns emerging in the stock market, making rises and falls predictable, and that's why those shady dudes are after him. Plus there are the sinister bits where patterns are found in religious texts.

i mean, what kind of film are you looking for? If you want "a good film" then, crikey, there's a list as long as your arm we could rattle off... The Right Stuff, Casablanca, The Big Sleep, Once upon a Time in the West, Big Lebowski, Raging Bull, The Godfather (1 and 2 only), Aliens, Some Like It Hot, King Of Comedy, Silence of the Lambs, Heat, LA Confidential, Usual Suspects....

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ghostbusters

Forget everything i said

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warriors, come out to playay!

great movie

but really, get la haine

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Versus - Hooray for low-budget Japanese zombie action!!!

if your not a cock why not give it a shot.

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Two Lane Blacktop

I have never seen this, but i want to so much! Basically, this guy bets these two teenage dropouts that they can't get from LA to New York in 16 hours or something ridiculous. So they start speeding away across the featureless US desert, and the film becomes much less about the race itself, and more about... like, life and stuff. Way existential dudes! Directed by Quentin Tarantino's favourite too - Monte Hellman. The plot for this may also sound a bit like Vanishing Point, which i think is way over--rated.

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I hate Requim For A Dream. It's one of this wanky films that hardcore kids seem to cream their pants over. Like Donnie Darko, another self indulgent piece of shit.

Japanese cinema is currently floating my boat...Audition, Ichi The Killer, Infernal Affairs, are all awesome and worth checking out if you haven't seen them. Dark Water is amazing too.

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Infernal Affairs (made in Hong Kong by the way) is definitely getting remade by Scorsese i think. Actually, everything is getting remade. except Shaolin Soccer (sadly)

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pete, you're wrong, donnie darko is awesome.
TRUE ROMANCE.
Buy it, it's a gem of a film.
One of the most beautifully executed love stories ever, with loads of action and tense violent bits.
It's great.
I fell asleep during dark water.
I think it's because i wanted to not see the scary bits though.

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check out these movies by these directors

Akira Kurosawa - seven samurai , yojimbo
Francois Truffaut - jules et jim, la peau douce
Claude Chabrol - le boucher , la ceremonie

The high price of living too long with a single dream

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i havent checked out shaolin soccer, any good kunal?

japanese cinema is where its at, we were having this talk the other night. so many awesome films

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my 3 tips on directors:
truffaut (good call from the chap above)

tarkovskiy (russian dude who did andre rublev and a couple of other great movies whose names evade me at present, though which i own)

kieslowszci (polish dude, name isnt spelt anything like that!, but who did the 3 colours trilogy, camera buff, blind chance etc, all great movies)

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Shaolin Soccer is hilarious, mainly for the wrong reasons. Basically a mismatched bunch of people using martial arts techniques to win a 5-a-side footy tournament to save the local orphanage or something. the guy who plays the goalie was really popular in Hong Kong, despite having virtually no lines or acting ability - he looks exactly like Bruce Lee though, and the director put him in a yellow jumpsuit (a la The Big Boss?) for all the action scenes. At least it knows it's ludicrous.

let's have a CULT film thread. Everyone knows The Shawshank Redmeption's great, but what about films that most people haven't seen...

Brazil
Electra Glide in Blue (dwarf motorcyle cop fights corruption and dreams of being Dirty Harry)
Repo Man
Following
Cube

oh man, there's loads.