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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 31/10/2008 1:16:44 AM   
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I went to a horrorthon last week and saw a French film called Martyrs. I knew nothing about it going in other than it might be a bit scary with it being a horrorthon and all. Its just been six days and I havn't been able to stop thinking about this film. I came out of the cinema and i mean I've never witnessed an audience reaction so unified..... disbelief....... After a week of thinking it over I'm pretty sure I've seen one of the great films of all time and I honestly never want to see it again......... Dont even look it up on the net just go see it with some friends, and above all else dont take a lady friend on a date to see it, disaster......

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 31/10/2008 12:51:30 PM   
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WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE WAS A CLASS FILM


QUITE A CLASSIC AND NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT


AN OLD BETTE DAVIS USED TO SCARE THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF ME WHEN I WAS A WEE BOY

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 31/10/2008 6:14:36 PM   
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Tonight at 2.05 on BBC2.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 2/11/2008 12:54:58 PM   
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Today at 3.00 on Five.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 8/11/2008 4:04:28 PM   
Mason Verger


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Tonight at 2.05 on ITV1.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/11/2008 10:40:53 PM   
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Target - 1985
Gene Hackman,Matt Dillon.Dir: Arthur Penn
Wouldn't call it a gem but it's a fairly tight international action spy thriller.Worth a look.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/11/2008 10:43:27 PM   
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It was on TV a few nights ago here in NZ, and it's (as you can see from my sig) my film of the week. Fantastic stuff, Nolte is brilliant.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 9/11/2008 11:36:01 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/11/2008 4:16:31 PM   
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Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
A superior film about corruption by Sidney Lumet.
Looks as though it might follow a formula but doesn't.
Includes Ian Holm as an Italian American cop.



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/11/2008 5:59:25 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/12/2008 6:32:02 PM   
Mason Verger


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/12/2008 6:44:18 PM   
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I think this went down well with critics but didn't really find an audience.  That's because it's a no-nonsense thriller made for adults that never talks down to the audience.  It slowly winds its way up to a great climax.  Think Erin Brockovich but with George Clooney as the lawyer main character.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/12/2008 7:08:26 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/12/2008 7:46:02 PM   
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For some reason, I can't post any piccies, so I apologise in advance for not offering some visual appetisers for the movies below.

The Odessa File
- sits right up there with the original The Day Of The Jackal in terms of classic 70's thrillers. Simply great.

The Day Of The Beast
- I will sing Alex de la Iglesia's praises until the day I die, and this is possibly his finest hour. How this man is not known outside Spain I do not comprehend.

Vanishing Point - Most probably you will have heard of it, but have you actually seen it? Genius. The pinnacle of the 70's road movie, and puts Duel in sobering perspective.

Hard Times
- The Walter Hill movie starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn, not one of the myriad adaptations of Dickens' novel. Classic B-movie stuff. You might have spotted by now that I'm a sucker for 70's genre flicks...

Capricorn One - read my rant/review here.

Soylent Green - As long as no-one is fool enough to give away the twist (as was done for me), and you can ignore the cardboard sets and other cheapnesses, a really good, underappreciated movie.

The Browning Version - Going back a bit now, I mean the Redgrave version. I was first shown this by my English GCSE teacher, which in retrospect smacks of pityfishing. Quite moving, and quintessentially English. The academic cousin of Brief Encounter, if you will...


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 12/12/2008 1:27:46 PM   
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Stars Elijah Wood and Eugene Hutz (of Gogol Bordello semi-fame)

Amazing, amazing film, definitely in my top ten. Follows Elijah Wood's OCD American Jew travelling to the Ukraine to find out more about his family history, with the dubious help of a young Ukranian hip-hop fan and his grandad (who drives everywhere despite believing that he is blind). Absolutely hilarious for the first two-thirds and then deeply touching and moving and thought-provoking for the home stretch. I can't recommend it enough. It's based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Jonathan Safran Foer and is adapted by, and the directorial debut of, Liev Schreiber (of Scream/Naomi Watts fame).

Watch the trailer. Then buy the DVD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSUOYY4oukc

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 12/12/2008 1:30:34 PM   
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Actually, don't watch the trailer, it's spoilerific. Watch it afterwards though, because it's beautiful, and features that Devotchka song from Little Miss Sunshine (and the Gears of War 2 ad).

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 2:30:19 PM   
Al Swearengen


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By no means is this a great movie, some may call it a stretch to rate this as good. However, everyone has a little love for Seagal and this is by far the best movie he's been involved in for years.

If anyone has a soft spot for Seagal's 90's actioners, this may be worth your time.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 2:58:16 PM   
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Since it's christmastime, I'd recommend Bad Santa. Rather funny and it's a bit different to the usual yuletide film!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 3:12:42 PM   
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My Bloody Valentine, the original, it's fantastic

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 4:31:32 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 4:33:20 PM   
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Is that the one when Thor actully made an apperance? I have a vauge memory of this...

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 16/12/2008 5:24:56 PM   
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Is that the one when Thor actully made an apperance? I have a vauge memory of this...


Oh yes. Clicky






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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 30/12/2008 10:54:35 PM   
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the 2nd Jesse Stone movie i've seen. Perfect made for tv movies, these are the kind of things you'd find flicking around the dials at 11.30pm and just get sucked into. Basic police drama's with solid acting and a great turn by Selleck as Stone.

Worthy of your time.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/1/2009 11:22:19 PM   
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Underrated rom-com by Amy 'Clueless' Heckerling.  It's a little too frothy and light but it is charming.  Michelle Pfeiffer can do this in her sleep and it's worth watching just to see Saoirse Ronan sing Britney Spears - a complete about turn from her character in Atonement.  Also, bizarrely features Graham Norton and Mitchell from Mitchell and Webb!

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 5/1/2009 11:32:09 PM   
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A bloody masterpiece.

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 11/1/2009 11:52:03 PM   
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I've just finished watching this and have to say, it's a genuinely beautiful film....there are still tears rolling down my cheeks from the ending.

Will Ferrell was amazing in it too.....didn't expect him to give such a moving performance but he went beyond all expectations and I take my hat off to the man.

Watch it!


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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 12/1/2009 1:15:35 AM   
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A bloody masterpiece.


I second this, the best film that came out in 2008. Absolutely amazing. 

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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/1/2009 12:02:33 PM   
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Dead Man: Hardly unknown, but in my opinion a brilliant film: beautifully shot with a great score: and one Mr. Depp looking as cool as ever

Naked Lunch; Hated it first time, but watched it again recently and completely changed my mind. Very weird though......



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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/1/2009 1:00:34 PM   
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RE: Recommend an unsung gem - 20/1/2009 5:04:21 PM   
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i find the Planet of The Apes series is one of the ones everybody knows about but very few have seen (unless of course you grew up in the 70's).

anyway's if someone has watched, it's probably the original (widely considered a classic, and rightly so). However this is my fav. in the series, set on earth and documents an uprising of the apes against the humans. It's a powerful story with a fantastic ending. Hugely underrated.

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