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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #40 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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« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2010, 12:29:40 PM »
I want to echo Wilson's recommendation for In a Lonely Place
"It's a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart"

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« Reply #42 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 #43 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 #44 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 #45 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 #46 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?:



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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Re: Filmspotters Top 100 Nominees/Promotion Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2010, 01:52:55 PM »
I like Milos. Noted.

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« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2010, 02:04:27 PM »
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.

I like both of these films a lot.

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« Reply #49 on: August 02, 2010, 06:59:46 PM »
If I were to recommend ONE movie for people to put on people's lists that would not normally appear, that film would be the 1972 film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sleuth. It is an absolutely captivating mystery story with many, many twists and turns. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine give powerhouse performances and either of them should have won the Oscar that year (Yes, over Marlon Brando). Do not see the 2007 remake which ruins the original, but if you are able to track it down, see it. It will easily be in my top 10.
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