Films you've seen recently and would unreservedly recommend:
"Le Cercle Rouge"
This is a great super-cool French crime movie:
'A Touch of Zen'
Epic 70's philipsophical Wuxia film from the great King Hu:
Watched "Brokeback Mountain" the other day. Yes, it is a Hollywood film, but don't let that put anyone off. It is a fantastic film and deserves all of the awards and kudos it is getting. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are fantastic, understated direction, and a subtle script. Fantastic stuff.
Ah, that's the number one film on my must see list - where did you get to see it? Is there a good DVD version around?
Originally Posted by droid
Originally saw it on Channel 4 about 10 years back. The DVD is widely available.
Originally Posted by Omaar
Ernest Hemingways 'The Killers' the first version by Sodmak, film noir at it's best.
Ossessione-(dir.Visconti)-seen 'The Postman Always Rings Twice' ? this is the Italian neo-realist version and it's astounding and so well shot.
The Ipcress File-funny and dark, how does Caine get away with being so wooden, he does though.
Sorry if I ignored the 'recently' bit of the thread... tbh, I havent seen anything Id unreservedly recommened for some time now, though I dont watch that many films...
Land of the Dead was probably the best thing Ive seen in a while, but it wasnt that good!
what i saw was a ropey videotape of that channel 4 thing (midnight underground???)
Originally Posted by droid
It was on channel 4's 'Cannabis night' if I remember correctly...
hello, new to the forum. looks pretty cool.
"Le Cercle rouge" was my dad's fave movie (i am a french man living in london). it is beautiful even if probably Melville's less abstract movie. Have you seen : 'Le Samourai", his most stylised work, or "un flic", less perfect but great nonetheless.
there is a double dvd un flic/ bob le flambeur, available in the uk.
le samourai is available in the US, criterion if i remember. copies possible (swaps)/
Originally Posted by WOEBOT
apart from melville (see below)
George Romero's 1974 "Martin" has just been reissued in France. his fave movie. quite interesting. quite different to his other stuff.
Nicholas Ray's "Johnny guitar" is my fave ever.
also "indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetta" (investigation on a citizen above suspicion). incredible 1970 political italian movie. i have been looking for a copy on VHS/DVD for years and years. any help?
a very good resource for movies: www.subcin.com
Wow i just got done watching Martin and i thought it was fantastic.
Now i know what the Soft Cell song of the same name is all about :]
What a great film! that home invasion scene is brilliant... and the ending!!!
Originally Posted by Immryr
One of the most idiosyncratic horrors ever made.
I would have to say the best film I have seen recently is Show me love directed by Lukas Moodyson
It's a story of 1st love and the awkwardness that comes with being a teenager, it's sweet and moving...
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