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    @CJStevens can't believe I've never seen that one. looks a little cheesy, but what wasn't in the 70s, right?
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    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2011
    Just watched 'The Spirit Molecule'. I thought it was going to be something along the lines of 'What the Bleep Do We Know', but I was pleasantly surprised. It's at least worth watching to see the volunteers talk about their experiences 10 years down the line.
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2011 edited
    Seeing as Primer has been suggested on this thread no less than 4 times XD I had to think of some other movies to suggest

    Infection is quite a good horror movie

    I'm betting some of you have already seen The Host

    My other suggestion is District 9, which may not be obscure enough to suggest. :o
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    Infection is a damn good movie.

    I second that recommendation.
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2011
    My favorite scene in the Host:

    The family has regathered in the snack shop in the quarantine zone, after searching a long time and not finding the daughter. They are all just quietly eating food and not looking at each other. Then, without explanation, the daughter just sits up, she has been laying on the floor unseen, and doesn't seem at all surprised to be suddenly back with the family. Nobody acknowledges the incredible coincidence, or even says a word to each other. They all just start casually feeding her food from their plates, and she eats with concentration, starved from her ordeal.

    And then she wakes up, still trapped in the monster's concrete lair, not found by her family at all.

    The way that scene sneakily switched POV from the searching family to the lost girl, and walked you blindly into a dream, all without tipping you off until the end, really stabbed home the awfulness of being lost and alone.

    This was a way better movie than I expected, and so sad.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2011
    Jeez. The Host was grim. Beautiful and grim. Same folks did The Mother last year, which had several kick-in-the-guts moments.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2011 edited
    Oh. Hey. How is this for obscure?

    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox

    Dr. Bronner was the insane -- literally -- immigrant soap maker responsible for that liquid soap that comes in bottles covered in bizarre religious rants.
    Doctor Bronner
    The film documents his career and the company. It's low budget, but nicely done. Bonus: Lots of screen time for Bronner's son Ralph, who comes across as one of the most genuinely nice people ever.
    • CommentAuthorMaC
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011

    That's a great scene, my personal favorite was

    During the big climatic showdown when the lead goes to throw his last firebomb to finish the monster, and just drops it. So perfect
    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
    Vincent D'Onofrio as Robert E Howard in The Whole Wide World

    whole wide world
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
    Recently saw 2000's Thai production, /Tears of the Black Tiger/. What a perfectly odd distillation of the mondo western crossed with a chop-sockey movie, filmed with a glorious Technicolor palate - just watch for all the scenes where someone in a mauve dress stands in front of an aquamarine backdrop:

    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
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    I need to thank the folks here for recommending TIMECRIMES. It's now a favorite.
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    really good serial killer film

    lee byung hun and choi min sik, this is probably the best revenge movie i've ever seen. beautifully disturbing in its wanton madness and uncompromising brutality. the tension in this movie is unbelievable.

    this was directed by the guy who did scent of the green papaya, the trailer makes it look like a straightforward thriller but it's not. it's actually dark and violent existential neo noir freakout with messianic themes. it actually hasn't gotten distribution in the u.s. yet despite being a few years old and having josh hartnett in it, you can import it though as i think it's been released in europe and asia.

    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2011 edited
    I'd like to recommend Noroi: a found footage j-horror that's far superior to most of the titles trying to be the next Blair Witch. It details a paranormal investigator who vanishes during his biggest case. His cameraman passes on their footage and then similarily disappears. It's clever and has some really creepy scenes.

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    just watched a strange little kafkaesque british sci-fi comedy called Skeletons and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    imdb here
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    Weird. I was about to post about Skeletons right this second.
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    chuckle, synchronicity - did you enjoy it?
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    Apologies if you've seen this before, but how about

    Just saw it last night, it was like a breath of fresh.
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2011 edited
    I liked Skeletons for its completely offbeat weirdness, and for the way the director doesn't hold the audience by the hand and lead them through the story.

    I add my recommendation to that of whoever mentioned Drowning By Numbers. Apart from having gorgeous sets and scenery, it reveals where Wes Anderson learned to make movies.