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What's the best or most interesting film you've seen recently? Tell us what you got out of it and why we should watch it.

(, Thu 21 May 2015, 12:05)
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Schindler's Fist
Very moving.
(, Tue 26 May 2015, 15:13, Reply)
Gurl In Turrep, Ted

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 14:56, Reply)
The Thurteenth Fleur.

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 14:39, Reply)
I thought David Bowie was alright in The Prestige

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 13:08, 1 reply)
Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice is well marmite.
You're either going to turn it off after 20 minutes, or carry on thinking about it for 4 days after watching it.
If you claim you can summarise the plot after your first viewing, you is a liar init.

Also, Ex Machina is quite good.
(, Tue 26 May 2015, 13:04, 5 replies)
I like that Japanese or possibly Finnish one that you've not seen
you've probably seen the Hollywood remake with better acting and production but it's not as cool because you've seen it
(, Tue 26 May 2015, 12:51, 9 replies)
Watched Ex Machina over the weekend, I really enjoyed it
Like a good episode of Black Mirror, basically.
(, Tue 26 May 2015, 9:56, 23 replies)
Short Curcuit 2.

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 9:32, 3 replies)
Samurai Cop and Deadly Prey genuinely are both worth a watch. I haven't laughed so hard over a film before.

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 9:26, 2 replies)
Dr. Gershwin's Animal Fuckatorium

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 9:02, Reply)
Backdoor Sluts 9

(, Tue 26 May 2015, 6:39, 2 replies)
The Devil's Business
Found this on The Horror Channel a while back - low-budget, very competent and quite creepy. Two hit men break into their target's house to await his return. That's all I'll tell you.

Also watched Mulholland Drive for the nth time a short while ago. When St Peter is compiling the Judgment Day list of greatest films ever made, MD will be in the top ten. Stunning in every way.

And Bound for wank-bank material. The uncut version is almost porn. Actually, it is porn but I quite like the story attachment.
(, Tue 26 May 2015, 2:25, Reply)
Is it ok to enjoy Bladerunner as an 'ok' movie, or do you have to over analyze it to death, referring to themes that don't actually exist?
It did get a bit boring really.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 21:24, 9 replies)
Live Now, Pay Later, based on a novel from the excellent Jack Trevor Story. Brilliant writer, good movie.
The Trouble with Harry was also from him.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 21:12, Reply)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
Just remembered this one. For a beautifully-shot, foreign-language morality tale it's surprisingly gripping.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 20:32, 1 reply)

Survive Style 5
Japanese dark comedy starring Vinnie Jones, really nice colours and set designs.

Time-travel done quite plausibly. Definitely one to watch multiple times.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 18:52, Reply)

(, Mon 25 May 2015, 14:32, 1 reply)
Nude on the Moon
"two scientists build a rocket to take them to the Moon... they discover that the Moon's surface is covered with lush, tropical vegetation and giant golden nuggets... they are soon captured by a colony of telepathic lunar nudists..."

Which sounds fantastic, but everything about this film is jaw-droppingly bad. From the same (female) director that made 'Deadly Weapons' starring Chesty Morgan.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 14:22, Reply)
Never ever ever watch any of these
Buy And Cell (prisoners become financial traders... really)

The Sheriff And The Satellite Kid (is to Sergio Leone what Take A Break! magazine is to Proust)

Problem Child 2 (this is why ginger children should be set on fire)

Steel Dawn (it took Patrick Swayze 22 years to die of shame... but he did)
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 14:20, Reply)
Ichi The Killer.
Hilarious over-the-top violence from Takashi Miike.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 13:30, 4 replies)
Holy Motors
One of those films you can either stroke your beard and pretend you understand as a work of art (I believe it is supposed to be about the internet), or just revel in how bat shit it is. It has Kylie and a man who lives in a sewer called Mr Merde. It's not boring.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Surprisingly warm and nostalgic rather than vomit-inducing twee as the title may suggest.

Chuck and Buck
I re-watched recently and am still impressed by how it turns darkness into sweetness rather than the obvious black comedy route you think it will take.

Laika are every bit as good as Pixar.
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 10:35, 1 reply)
My Friend's Hot Mom

(, Mon 25 May 2015, 9:34, 1 reply)
Coherence & Triangle
Lovely little Sci-Fi conceit here. Benefits from good performances from the ensemble cast and a low budget which keeps everything taught and lean.

"On the night of an astronomical anomaly, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. Part cerebral sci-fi and part relationship drama, COHERENCE is a tightly focused, intimately shot film whose tension intensely ratchets up as its numerous complex mysteries unfold" - Rotten Tomatoes 88%

I also recommend Triangle which explores similar concepts but is more horror-tinged. A cool little Indy with some gut punches.

"The passengers of a yachting trip in the Bermuda Triangle are struck by mysterious weather and must jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc." - Rotten Tomatoes 82%
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 9:01, Reply)
Street Trash
For the toilet scene alone
(, Mon 25 May 2015, 7:08, Reply)
Machine Girl.
Typical Jap insanity and high-pressure blood gushing and mad hyperbole.

Warning- contains strong bloody violence in ludicrous fucking buckets.
(, Sun 24 May 2015, 19:43, Reply)
The Wages of Fear

It's about nitroglycerine. The Guardian writes
(, Sun 24 May 2015, 12:34, 2 replies)
I quite liked Inception at the time, although later I read on the internet that I shouldn't have, so now I hate it.
See also: Prometheus
(, Sun 24 May 2015, 11:33, 16 replies)
Mine would be:
1. Hope and Glory. Lovely film about growing up in WW2 England. Just simple, nice heart-warming stuff.

2. Mr Nobody. A strange one, this is a massive budget film that no-one's ever heard of. Visually stunning, the film also has a good, if complex, storyline. A bit of everything - Sci-Fi, romance, drama.

3. Short Cuts. A three hour epic, based on the short stories of Raymond Carver. All star cast. Better than "Magnolia" that basically stole the idea of inter-twined stories from it.

4. Orphans. Think "Trainspotting" without the drugs but with the bleak Scottish humour. The "locked in the pub" scene is worth the price of admission alone.

5. American Splendour. The true story of a crap cartoonist who got other, famous cartoonists to draw his stories of every-day American life.

6. Bubba Ho-Tep. Elvis is alive, and fighting off the Egyptian undead in a nursing home, aided by JFK (who is black).

Norks count: some in "Mr Nobody", "Short Cuts" shows Julianne Moore's bush.
(, Sun 24 May 2015, 8:07, 2 replies)
bad boy bubby

(, Sun 24 May 2015, 0:55, 2 replies)

(, Sat 23 May 2015, 20:33, 2 replies)

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