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    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2010
    I second skeletons. Lovely, funny, geuninely heart warming film.
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    we talked briefly about kin dza dza earlier in this thread - i put up the links to it on google video - it's utterly insane and well worth a watch.
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    Technically, this is not a recommendation as I haven't seen the film. Love In A Puff

    However, if the scenes are any indication, this looks like a pro-public smoking romantic comedy from Hong Kong. That should make the film of some interest to a few Whitechapel folks.
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2010

    One of the scariest films I've ever seen, and one of the best Finnish films in the recent years.
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    Also, I recommend Wolfhound.
    A Russian fantasy adventure, sort of Conan The Barbarian-ish. Magic, swordfights, quite fun and worth the time.
    • CommentAuthorHelljin
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2010
    I love Emma Caulfield, they almost hit an Orwell or Huxley benchmark

    • CommentAuthormrmcdaniel
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
    @Ian Holloway thanx for providing the info on google video. I watched the first part of Kin Dza Dza and loved it so far. Is it normal for Russian movies to be broken up into 2 parts? Seems like all of Tarkovsky's films are broken up into 2 acts. Was wondering if this was typical, or if it is just something from an earlier era of cinema.
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    my pleasure. glad you liked.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2010
    I saw it around but i cannot reccomend TIME CRIMES enough.

    and check the other short films for its director, nacho vigalondo...they probably are in youtube with english subtitutles!
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2010
    @Ian Holloway
    Another thanks for posting Kin Dza Dza. It was perfect lazy/ill Sunday viewing.
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    no worries fella.
    glad you liked - i reckon watching it while ill would be a great tonic.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2010
    Spent a few hours in this thred, too many treasures to escape before now.

    My must see stealth movie list...

    Run Ronnie Run
    Greaser's Palace
    The Forbidden Zone
    Street Trash
    Ichi the Killer
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011

    probably one of the best documentaries i saw last year.
    Told by the people who did it -first person to camera, not by an over bearing scholar.

    It's the criminals, the law enforcement, the politicians, and the reporters
    on how the cocaine economy of the late 70s early 80s literally
    built the modern Maimi we know now. This makes it distinct from
    all those other documentries it shows how a place evolved from
    one where all the dealers hung out at clubs together
    to the ultra violence basically sparked off by one crazy woman that we know now.
    No glossing over either.

    The next chapter, Cocaine cowboys 2 is the story of "the black widow",
    the woman who started all the ultra violence we associate
    with drugs of that era

    Cocaine Cowboys trailer


    If you ever wondered what was under the hood of Italy
    and what were the exact conditions that allows a man like
    Berlusconi to be president when he wouldn't make it in
    any other country.This documentray explains it.

    It doesn't really feature him , but the culture and media atmosphere
    he has created to give an environment that a guy like him could run
    that place. Scary and all true... you just have your jaw open at times
    through all this...

    Videocracy trailer-

    Heri Mkocha
    • CommentAuthormrmcdaniel
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2011 edited
    Alix Lambert's Mark of Cain

    About Tattoos and their place within Russian prison culture.
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    Rare Exports(2010)
    It has been mentioned here before I think but it's time for a reminder, well I'm sad to say that the long film didn't quite reach the same level of awesomeness that the shorts did but I would recommend it nonetheless.

    The Good Heart (2009)
    This one can't be that unknown but it has just above 1000votes on IMDb so...

    Lemmy (2010)
    It's about Lemmy, need I say more?
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    @arklight - I really waned to see Videocracy at last year's Melbourne film festival, but somehow missed out. Must track it down.
    @Draug - Same for Lemmy. Think it sold out fast.

    Now you've got me on a doco kick. From the ones I did see at the festival...
    Space Tourists is worth checking out. Follows not only the quest for civilian space flight, but tags along with a salvage crew near Baikonur, who pick up spent rockets and take them apart to sell for scrap.

    The Invention of Dr Nakamats - Mad Japanese inventor. Just watch. So awesome.
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    Very decent Lovecraft inspired horror with Aliester Crowley thrown in for good measure

    La Herencia Valdemar
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011
    This was made a year after I was born, but I never knew about it, much less saw it, until the THIS network showed it:

    Jack the Giant Killer

    It's a wonderfully cheesy kiddie fantasy, with some incredibly cheap-looking Ray Harryhausen-ish stop motion monsters, superimposed animation "magical" effects, and some genuinely freaky demon/witch things.

    And, hey, the whole thing is online, via Hulu.
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2011 edited
    Anyone else seen Outcast? Irish/Scottish co-production, starring James Nesbitt and featuring, briefly, a pre-Who Karen Gillen. It's urban horror, old Romany magicks infesting a Trainspotting-like Edinburgh council estate.

    And, re. the entirely deserved praise for Skeletons - I used to be a pro paranormal investigator. Skeletons is the closest I've ever seen a film get to what that's actually like. I nearly wet myself during the client interview scenes...
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2011 edited