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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2010, 11:00:39 AM »


This will sound like a strange little plug, but I would recommend some people watch Nostalgia for the Countryside, a film that has easily climbed its way to the 3rd round of the Far East Bracket.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2010, 11:42:31 AM »
Three selections from my 2009 list

Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, 1999)

There's been a lot of forum buzz about this film since last year. I feel that a campaign might actually get it on the list. Also, OAD and pix really like it too, and everybody likes them.
You beat me to it, matt! This is one of those films that wasn't on my list last year - but only because I hadn't seen it then. When I watched it a few months ago, I knew immediately it would be in my top 100; it's superb. Here are links to some lovely reviews of it: Clovis, flieger, worm, and roujin

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2010, 12:22:51 PM »
I've always wondered why DARK DAYS never gets a mention anywhere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/
Great film but I think the soundtrack makes the film seem better than it is, it would be pretty high in my top doc list though.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2010, 12:28:02 PM »
I've always wondered why DARK DAYS never gets a mention anywhere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235327/
Great film but I think the soundtrack makes the film seem better than it is, it would be pretty high in my top doc list though.
Not a film that stuck with me, though I dug it at the time.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2010, 12:29:40 PM »
I want to echo Wilson's recommendation for In a Lonely Place
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2010, 12:54:26 PM »
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 02, 2010, 12:57:43 PM »
I seem to like mumblecore... and I've been meaning to see it anyways. Maybe I'll get too it soon.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2010, 01:07:31 PM »
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.

Wondering if it's Mumblecore is applying that term way too broadly.

Anyway, I really like The Band's Visit.  Ronit Elkabetz is one of my favorite contemporary actresses, and she's wonderful in it.  You should see her in Late Marriage if you haven't seen it yet, jrod.
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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2010, 01:20:21 PM »
Last year I was the only person that voted for one of my favorite films of the last decade, The Band's Visit. I dont know if it actually qualifys as a mumblecore, but I think mumblecore fans will really enjoy it. On RT it got 98% and the Golden Tomato for best foreign film. Give it a try.

Wondering if it's Mumblecore is applying that term way too broadly.

Anyway, I really like The Band's Visit.  Ronit Elkabetz is one of my favorite contemporary actresses, and she's wonderful in it.  You should see her in Late Marriage if you haven't seen it yet, jrod.

Yeah, I wouldn't consider that mumblecore but its still pretty great, wonderfully comedic framing.

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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2010, 01:41:35 PM »
Black Peter (Milos Forman, 1964)





A criminally overlooked adolescent/coming-of-age gem of a film which is also one of my two favorite Forman films.  If you like Show Me Love/F*cking Amal, The 400 Blows, Gregory's Girl, Il Posto (by my count only roujin and I have seen that gem; shame of you, folks, calling yourselves film lovers!), or Flirting, you need to give Forman's film a chance.  Whenever I watch it, it transports me to my teenage years.  It's also a funny film that puts a huge smile on my face.  The "Ahoy" sequence is one of the funniest I've ever seen.  The DVD subtitles are off or dropped on occasion, but not so much that watching the film is a ruined experience.  Might return with some screenshots of my own.  And who can turn down watching a film with a dancing sequence like this?:

Milos Forman - Cerny Petr (1964)

I have five films that I'm considering for my second nominee.  I'd love to campaign for all five, but they would just get lost in the flood.



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