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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #90 on: May 27, 2009, 02:17:13 AM »
1. Naussica of the Valley of the Wind-- The Miyazaki movie that best expresses his philosophy of humanity and nature.

2. American Splendor-- Brilliant characterization, great changes of the point of view.  I felt that I really knew this likable couple.

3. The Man Without A Past-- I found this by a wonderful accident.  Funny, realistic, Finnish homeless people living in storage containers.  What else does anyone need?

4. Lars and the Real Girl-- Charming.  You really felt for Lars by the end of the movie.  I really felt like cheering for the whole town.

5. Schizopolis-- A great experiment in filmmaking.  Not much in the way of plot, characterization or acting, but still riviting, asking oneself, "What in the heck is Sodenburgh going to try next?"

Honorable Mention:
The Mission-- Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Lions in the best religious film ever.  Too few people have watched it.  One of my top ten movies, and it won the Cannes in its time, so I don't know how 'overlooked' it really is.  It feels overlooked.

The Emperor's New Groove-- Easily the funniest Disney movie, IMHO.  A suave Warner Bros. where the non-sequitors never end.  Now, I think a lot of people have watched it and panned it, so maybe it's not 'overlooked' either.  But folks, give it another chance!
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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #91 on: May 27, 2009, 02:20:40 AM »
The Mission-- Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Lions in the best religious film ever.

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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #92 on: May 27, 2009, 02:25:19 AM »
The Mission-- Robert DeNiro and Jeffery Lions in the best religious film ever.

Not Michael Medved?

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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #93 on: May 27, 2009, 08:53:12 AM »
Cool list, Quacksploitation. I'm not a horror fan but I've heard a lot about The Descent, maybe I'll give it a shot.

Make sure you watch the original version, not the US version that has a different, and movie ruining, ending.

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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #94 on: May 27, 2009, 08:32:15 PM »
Cool list, Quacksploitation. I'm not a horror fan but I've heard a lot about The Descent, maybe I'll give it a shot.

 I do not like horror either but The Descent is great. It less horror and more suspense.

Cool, I'll watch it for sure.

Make sure you watch the original version, not the US version that has a different, and movie ruining, ending.

OK, thanks.
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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #95 on: June 25, 2009, 06:59:39 PM »
I'm not sure if they were overlooked everywhere but these are films I have not heard any hype about that I enjoyed.

-Special
-Into the Electric Mist
-The Lives of Others
-Children of Huang Shi
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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #96 on: July 03, 2009, 07:42:09 PM »
Wow 5--- OK here goes, these are not in any order.

Kicking & Screaming (Noah Baumbach)
Last Days of Disco (Whit Stilman)
The American Astronaut (Cory McAbee)
Thieves Highway (Jules Dassin)
O.C. & Stiggs (Robert Altman)

I am sure that I could do anther 20 or so, but at the moment these are it. I have to say that the Altman film is more a relic of my misspent youth, and the fact that an African President and an African Musician who were mentioned and featured in the film have both been in the news in the last couple of weeks.

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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #97 on: July 03, 2009, 07:44:11 PM »
I want to see all of those! Welcome!

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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #98 on: July 03, 2009, 09:57:36 PM »

The American Astronaut (Cory McAbee)


love this one, should check it again soon!  welcome, irenzero
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Re: Post your top 5 overlooked flicks!
« Reply #99 on: July 05, 2009, 12:09:46 PM »
1. Elephant
2. Children of  Men
3. Millions
4. The Devil and Ms. Jones
5. The Kung Fu Hustle
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