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Peter Griffin -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (21/3/2007 11:35:11 AM)

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ORIGINAL: MuckyMuckMan

Hope this hasn't already been said, but here goes anyway................

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And what he said.




filmburner30 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (21/3/2007 12:50:45 PM)

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ORIGINAL: rick_7

[image]http://www.dreammovies.net/affiches/yakuza.jpg[/image]

Just out on Region 1, too.
cool will have to purchace that also Pollacks Three Days of the Condor is a hugely underratted gem  




rick_7 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (21/3/2007 1:20:44 PM)

Glad to hear it.  I was fortunate enough to catch The Yakuza at the NFT (now BFI Southbank, puzzlingly) with Mrs_7 and Harry Lime back in the scorching summer of '05.  Its a melancholic, reflective gem of alienation and regret, its heroes caught adrift in time and place.  The violence is sudden and bloody, adding a cruel, compelling, fatalistic edge to a film that mixes mystery with human drama like little else.  It's a meditation on friendship, love and honour, with one of Mitchum's finest ever performances (top three IMO, though The Friends of Eddie Coyle remains exasperatingly elusive).  The DVD is lying unopened some miles away, in my childhood home, as I haven't been able to get away from the grip of postgraduate stressing to pick it up since it arrived six weeks ago.  But I'll watch it soon.




tini_man_anga -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 12:28:12 PM)

One I meant to mention the other day...

[image]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/630155163X.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.gif[/image] Before the Revolution




filmburner30 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 12:31:23 PM)

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ORIGINAL: tini_man_anga

One I meant to mention the other day...

[image]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/630155163X.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.gif[/image] Before the Revolution
Is The Conformist easy to get hold of and The Spiders Stratergem




filmburner30 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 12:33:50 PM)

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ORIGINAL: rick_7

Glad to hear it.  I was fortunate enough to catch The Yakuza at the NFT (now BFI Southbank, puzzlingly) with Mrs_7 and Harry Lime back in the scorching summer of '05.  Its a melancholic, reflective gem of alienation and regret, its heroes caught adrift in time and place.  The violence is sudden and bloody, adding a cruel, compelling, fatalistic edge to a film that mixes mystery with human drama like little else.  It's a meditation on friendship, love and honour, with one of Mitchum's finest ever performances (top three IMO, though The Friends of Eddie Coyle remains exasperatingly elusive).  The DVD is lying unopened some miles away, in my childhood home, as I haven't been able to get away from the grip of postgraduate stressing to pick it up since it arrived six weeks ago.  But I'll watch it soon.
I hear that The Friends of Eddie Coyle contains one Of Mitchums best turns and is hugely negelcted.
Also Charley Varrick is Another film which is neglected in the Crime movie genre




dunkah -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 12:48:29 PM)

The classic Brewster McCloud. Off the wall and plenty of fun.




tini_man_anga -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 2:18:39 PM)

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ORIGINAL: filmburner30

Is The Conformist easy to get hold of and The Spiders Stratergem


Conformist... is on DVD
http://playusa.com/DVD/Region_1/CART/2-/2167168/-/Product.html?searchstring=the+conformist&cur=513

Spider's Stratagem... used to be on UK VHS through Connosieur, I think, and the same label also had a release of Before the Revolution. This is a while ago. I looked on one or two placed like olivefilms.com, but didn't see it. There's always this, if you wanna pay a bit above the odds...
http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Spiders-Stratagem-Bernardo-Bertolucci-VHS_W0QQitemZ200087808866QQcategoryZ309QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem





filmburner30 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 3:47:10 PM)

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ORIGINAL: tini_man_anga

quote:

ORIGINAL: filmburner30

Is The Conformist easy to get hold of and The Spiders Stratergem


Conformist... is on DVD
http://playusa.com/DVD/Region_1/CART/2-/2167168/-/Product.html?searchstring=the+conformist&cur=513

Spider's Stratagem... used to be on UK VHS through Connosieur, I think, and the same label also had a release of Before the Revolution. This is a while ago. I looked on one or two placed like olivefilms.com, but didn't see it. There's always this, if you wanna pay a bit above the odds...
http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Spiders-Stratagem-Bernardo-Bertolucci-VHS_W0QQitemZ200087808866QQcategoryZ309QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem


Cheers for that it seems Bertolucci gets the short stick when it comes to dvds 




tini_man_anga -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (23/3/2007 6:26:43 PM)

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ORIGINAL: filmburner30
Cheers for that it seems Bertolucci gets the short stick when it comes to dvds 


No worries dude -- there's also an Italian DVD of Before the Revolution with English subs doing the rounds on the 'net, I think I got mine on eBay.




Gothzilla -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (27/3/2007 12:55:04 AM)

Stealing Beauty
Whale Rider
Local Hero
Mullholland Falls
Paperhouse
Party Monster
The Killing Fields
 
All should have recieved far more praise.




astridtops -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (27/3/2007 3:09:21 PM)

Lots of movies that weren't appreciated by the mainstream audience at least are known and loved by movie fans, so I won't have to promote movies like The Shawshank Redemption around here (though I tried and tried in vain when it was actually in the cinema, sigh).

I'm usually in sync with the majority of critics, but upon occasion the collective amazes me. I'll name 2 that got bad reviews on average, but that I loved:

Tears of the Sun (Anthony Fuqua directing, with Bruce Willis and Monica Belucci)
I saw this movie in a sneak preview and the audience was very impressed. Then I read the tomatometer reviews and I wondered if they'd seen the same movie. I can only attribute it to the wrong timing - they saw a blatant promotion of the Irak war somehow, I saw a beautiful and sad portrait of soldiers trying to do their best in a nasty genocide situation. I hope this movie will be re-appreciated after the emotions of the Irak war have diminished.

The Mighty (Peter Chelsom, with Kieran Culkin and Elden Henson). I still don't know why the Empire reviewer thought this was a one star movie. I've seen a wonderful feelgood movie with a sense of humor and with good acting all around.





BobM70 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (27/3/2007 3:22:57 PM)

One night at McCool's (2001) Harald Zwart


Very funny comedy.


Bob




tini_man_anga -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (29/3/2007 5:28:31 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Gothzilla

Stealing Beauty
Whale Rider
Local Hero
Mullholland Falls
Paperhouse
Party Monster
The Killing Fields
 
All should have recieved far more praise.


Paperhouse is a great forgotten movie.

Killing Fields was a box office smash and a best picture nominee, not sure how 'unsung' it was. Is a gem, though.




tini_man_anga -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (29/3/2007 5:32:51 PM)

 
Here's one I forgot the other day....


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Caster -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (29/3/2007 8:52:46 PM)

Mini's First Time.  It all goes predictable in the end but the first half is great, with a startling performance by Carrie Anne Moss playing a character that is both hilarious and pitiful.




Grunny -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (29/3/2007 11:35:21 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Caster

Mini's First Time.  It all goes predictable in the end but the first half is great, with a startling performance by Carrie Anne Moss playing a character that is both hilarious and pitiful.


I was going to rent this the other day but opted for the quiet instead, which I enjoyed apart from the rushed ending! still want to see this movie, I remember seeing a trailer awhile ago that looked intressting.




Jessica_ca_ca_ca -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (30/3/2007 10:47:07 AM)

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ORIGINAL: Caster
Mini's First Time.  It all goes predictable in the end but the first half is great, with a startling performance by Carrie Anne Moss playing a character that is both hilarious and pitiful.


I was pleasantly surprised by this as well. Very good performances, and Carrie definitely stood out as we viewed her slowly sinking into insanity... to an onlooker obviously [:D]




MuckyMuckMan -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (30/3/2007 10:55:41 AM)

another under seen gem to sit along side The Station Agent is.........

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one of my favourite films I saw last year!




Lydia_H -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (30/3/2007 11:00:40 AM)

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Mason Verger -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 3:20:43 PM)

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It's on Saturday 7 April at 1.25pm on Channel 5. Star In The Dust (before it at 11.55am) is supposed to be good too. 




jonathan74 -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 3:32:24 PM)

This may have been mentioned already, but Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead is well worth hunting down.

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Great performances from Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.




matthewforan -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 4:00:59 PM)

The Faculty
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
The Skulls
Runaway Jury
Local Hero (best movie about Scotchland ever!)
Wonderboys
Old School
The Firm




Scruffybobby -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 4:06:08 PM)

[image]http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00005AFLK.02._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS500_.jpg[/image] A nice, unfussy and likeable film that deserves to be seen by a lot more people than it has.




Beno -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 4:24:02 PM)

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ORIGINAL: MuckyMuckMan

another under seen gem to sit along side The Station Agent is.........

[image]http://www.bikernewsonline.com/uploaded_images/worlds-fastest-indian-730516.jpg[/image]

one of my favourite films I saw last year!



GOOD CHOICE MUCKY HOPKINS DESERVED AWARDS FOR HIS PORTRAYAL.




Evil_Bob -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 5:20:25 PM)

I'll see your

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and your

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and raise you a

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thomasp -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (6/4/2007 8:05:47 PM)

Has anyone recommended You Can Count on Me?

Well if they have I'll second that.






dark crystal -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (7/4/2007 3:45:58 AM)

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All unsung - All brilliant




oscar -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (8/4/2007 1:57:42 AM)

Some really good ones mentioned already. Breaker Morant, The Mothman Prophecies and The Lighthorsemen for example.  Then some real pap like The Majestic.

Mine:  Swingers, The Duellists, Riffifi, Bagdad Café, Aimee & Jaguar.
 
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lloyddobler -> RE: Recommend an unsung gem (8/4/2007 1:34:27 PM)

Dunno if you can even get this in this country anymore as it was made for HBO and went direct to VHS in 1994

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Flipping great Western though and Steven Buscemi gets his face blown off in it!




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