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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2009, 12:34:34 PM »
I so agree on Black Hawk Down, between that and The Hurt Locker you have the two best war films of the last 20 years.

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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2009, 12:51:53 PM »
Can't wait to watch Mr. Ven. The last of the trilogy that I need to see, also a the top of my Instant Watch queue. Taping I'm A Cyborg, But That's Okay right now so I can watch it later and have it to keep in case it never gets a DVD release.

Akeelah and the Bee is terrible in every sense of the word though. We watched it in one of my educations classes last spring. I was so upset watching that film.

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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2009, 12:52:14 PM »
I so agree on Black Hawk Down, between that and The Hurt Locker you have the two best war films of the last 20 years.

Generation Kill (not a movie, though) must be watched.
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2009, 01:03:33 PM »
Vertical Ray of the Sun - Kind of like a Weerasethakul film without the WTF factor.  It has that easy going mood that is found in Weerasethakuls narrative films.  It's a film that follows the lives of members of a family in Vietnam.  It was shot by Mark Lee who was the DP for In the Mood For Love, Three Times, Flowers of Shanghai, Millenium Mambo, Flight of the Red Balloon, Springtime in a Small Town, among others which tells you Vertical is a beautiful looking film.  There isn't much of a story nor is there a classical plot so it's that kind of thing.  It also has one of my favorite opening sequences of all time.  Yessir.

Our Song - One of my favorite films about teenage friendship.  'Nuff said.
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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2009, 01:04:59 PM »
I so agree on Black Hawk Down, between that and The Hurt Locker you have the two best war films of the last 20 years.

Generation Kill (not a movie, though) must be watched.

I really want to see this but have had no luck tracking it down.

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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2009, 01:07:02 PM »
I think Touching the Void is the most overlooked documentary of the decade. It is brilliantly shot and amazing that they tell you the outcome in the first 2 minutes yet it is still edge-of-your-seat gripping.

Along the same line Thirteen Days is a very good political movie that is overlooked.

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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2009, 02:05:10 PM »
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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 02:31:07 PM »

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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 02:44:29 PM »
1. Millennium Mambo - Best movie of the decade.

2. The Wind that Shakes the Barley - Won the Palme D'or and was Matty Ballgame's #1 film of 2007, but it's still underrated.  

3. New Asian Cinema - I see a lot of American and European movies on these end of the decade lists, but not nearly enough from the region that has been putting out the widest range and most consistently interesting films for the last ten years.  

4. The Life Aquatic/Miami Vice/AI/My Blueberry Nights - Great films, misunderstood.

5. Sita Sings The Blues - See it!
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Re: The Underrated, The Overlooked & The Misunderstood: A Decade
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2009, 02:46:16 PM »
I do enjoy The Life Aquatic, Owen Wilson and all.

 

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