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PST 88 2006-01-07 14:12

Tarkovsky's one of my favorites. I don't think of his films as having a lot of dialogue, though. You know somebody's good when Bergman sees him and immediately says 'I wish I could do that.' My personal favorite's probably The Mirror, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with his filmography. You might want to see The Sacrifice, since he basically uses Bergman's actors, screenwriter, and crew there.

Oldboy is great if you like a good, brutal revenge film. Very few are more thorough.

I wouldn't recommend The Machinist. It seems like a late entry to the 'trauma as an excuse to play with the narrative' film drive, and compares poorly both to other films using similar devices, like Memento or the amazing Lost Highway, and to the director's earlier work (Session 9). On the other hand, the opening sequence is great. But Lynch does the same so much better, starting back in '78 with Eraserhead.

Miike guest-starred in Hostel? Did Eli Roth think that if he kept getting other directors to involve themselves in his project that their talent would rub off? Cabin Fever didn't do anything to make me want to watch Hostel, and now I almost definitely won't see it. I'd rather just watch a Miike.

If you like the dialogue in Clerks, check out some of the early Hal Hartley. People spent about a decade trying to catch up to his sense of humor, and he still manages to be one of the most effortlessly funny guys out there. Not to mention good.

Cube is a good movie. Too bad they made such shitty sequels.

I didn't think that much of The Killing Fields.

I really don't consider movies a waste of time. When they're done well, they're as powerful or more than any other art form; when they're done poorly or made on the production line, they tell us more about ourselves (in a sociological rather than personal/artistic sense) than pretty much any other art form. I wish there were more that were done well, but that's life.

Anybody for Greenaway?

Tattered 2006-01-07 14:38

I quite liked 'The shining' ..

Blue streak - pretty funny, martin lawrence..
Donnie darko
Reservoir dogs
Pulp fiction
Oceans 11
Saving private ryan..

and some more which i cant think of..

philkilla 2006-01-07 14:41

Has anyone seen Hostel yet?....'post to be pretty gory..

I just recently saw Batman Begins...I was pretty impressed with it, especially if you compare it to the older ones.

My all time fave I watched a week ago though is Scent of a Woman. That is a great movie.

autumncurve 2006-01-07 14:42

the boondock saints...absolutely brilliant film
dazed and confused is great
dawn of the dead (original)
ahhhh there's loads of great films out there

IRON90 2006-01-07 14:49

Darkman is the only movie i can remeber that i've seen and consider good. But i've heard that the new king kong movie is pretty nice.

Bia 2006-01-07 14:50

Originally Posted by Tattered
I quite liked 'The shining' ..
Reservoir dogs
Pulp fiction

I agree. Wonderful films.
Alot of people badmouth Tarantino (sp?) however...he's original.

Stanley Kubrick was genius in my opinion.
2001 Rules
Clockwork too

Scarface was amazing and the book is 20 times better....although it's over 1000 pages.

HELLBLASTER-666 2006-01-07 14:52

Originally Posted by SARS
Oldboy Has the best scene with a hammer you'll ever see.

Right on!
Cube is a good movie. Too bad they made such shitty sequels.

I liked Hypercube,but Cube Zero was shit.

Some of my favorite movies
2001:A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Requiem For A Dream
Bullet Ballet
The Lost Highway
Life Of Brian
Fight Club
Battle Royale

I saw Alone In The Dark recently(I think it's based on a video
game) and it sucked(bullets with light in them?WTF?).I also saw
The Jacket which wasn't very
good(kinda like The Butterfly Effect,this "I'll snap my fingers and travel
into time again and again" is very tiring).A greek movie I saw named
"A Dog's Dream" was the lamest David Lynch ripoff I ever saw.

Anyone seen any Tsukamoto films?The guy is one of
the best directors now I think.

KevC 2006-01-07 14:59

has anyone here seen Hostel yet? I heard its supposed to be a very sick demented disturbing movie

low-tech 2006-01-07 15:39

how you guys feel about fellini?,i seen a couple of his films and what keeps me watching is how strange it will get, not so much that i even like it, even his earlier works. i have seen satyricon recently and i still dont know what to think

another completely wierd director is Jardowsky<i forget his first name>,my holy mountian,el topo, a couple others whose names escape me. movies so bizzare you cant turn your head, you cant leave the seat. then when its over everyone in the room starts laughing and shaking thier heads, i mean its good, but i cant explain what exactly these movies are about

this stuff is from one of my roomates collection, who really worships these kind of films. hes got the DVDs so i get to watch these movies, including the tarkovsky films, digitally mastered, it makes a world of difference to watch the dvds, especially tarkovsky, whose camerawork is highly regarded

autumncurve 2006-01-07 16:05

my fave director has to be Linklater. Waking Life, Tape, Dazed and Confused. 3 amazing films. all of his works so good. and the way waking life was shot is just awesome

newHELLonEARTH 2006-01-07 16:58

Movies I like:

Sin City

Kill Bill Vol. 1, and 2

Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness

House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil's Rejects


Wayne's World

Bill and Ted's Exellent Adventure



the Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal (kind of), Red Dragon (I have yet to see Manhunter)
Probobaly more, can't think of any

Transient 2006-01-07 17:20

am i the only person that despised kill bill

blizzard_beast 2006-01-07 17:31

Nope. I've only seen Kill Bill 1, but I really thought it was shoddy. To me all it is is 15% story and 85% filler material, plus the martial arts looked like shit (well, that doesn't really matter since it's bound to in a movie about sword fighting). It's one saving grace is that Uma Therman was pretty damn hot in it. :rolleyes:

What's the second one like?

newHELLonEARTH 2006-01-07 18:18

It's more based on the story itself, a very different movie.. you might like it..

humancorpse 2006-01-07 18:27

I find myself liking way to many movies. I don`t have a quality standard at all, I like almost every thing I watch, except for a very few. Possessed by the night is one of them :rofl:

YOUR_GOD_IS_DEAD 2006-01-07 18:36

these movies kick ass in my book:

A Clockwork Orange
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Warriors
Silent Movie
Hard Boiled
FIght Club
Dead Alive
Evil Dead I II and III [i liked em]
High Tension
American Psycho
Full Metal Jacket
Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail [this movie is genius]
Face Off
Leon/The Professional
Wedding Crashers
Resovoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1 & 2
Clerks, Jay and SIlent Bob Strike Back, Mallrats, but seriously CLERKS
Half Baked
Dazed and Confused
Waynes World
The Negotiator
Stand and Deliver
Dirty Work
El Mariachi/Desperado[the best one]/Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Beavis and Butthead Do America
The Family Guy Movie
wow thast a lot to list from the top of my head that i like a lot

Originally Posted by Tattered
Blue streak - pretty funny, martin lawrence..

wow you really think so? that movie had its moments IMO, i thought Dave Chappeles parts in it were funny as hell.

Tattered 2006-01-07 18:59

Originally Posted by YOUR_GOD_IS_DEAD
wow you really think so? that movie had its moments IMO, i thought Dave Chappeles parts in it were funny as hell.

Ahh yeah.. reggie! they both had some pretty funny parts..

k13m 2006-01-07 19:34

anyone seen danny the dog with jet li?? i liked it cuz it isnt the random fighting and stuff movies u would expect from jet li, this actualy is verry different, ofcuz theres some fighting going on, but different :D

Pandemonium 2006-01-07 22:19

Originally Posted by blizzard_beast

Ha, that's a British term if I've heard one!

As for movies: Can anyone recommend me fantastic German films? They must not be made IN Germany, but have DIALOGUE in German. I have already seen Das Boot (amazing film).

Transient 2006-01-07 22:21

das boot! yeah shit i saw that when i was like 8 and i still remember the closing crane shot

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