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    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2012
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2013

    Well, I'd never heard about it until I saw it a few months ago...
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    Cook/Thief/Wife/Lover is a good movie, yeah. It features just about the most unlikeable character I've ever seen in a movie, and that's a good thing since he IS the villain.

    If you're in the mood for some trippy-ass gore, try to find "Bread and Circus".

    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2013

    An early-50s scientific mystery story.

    The film begins with a monkey being cryogenically frozen. A few minutes later two scientists get accidentally frozen and SHATTERED. An investigator from Washington arrives to check things out, and the body count mounts. People get irradiated, centrifuged, exposed to vacuum, and . . . well, that would be telling.

    It is currently on Netflix streaming.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2013 edited
    The Cook The Thief is my favourite art film. Greenaway's work tends to be windy and pretentious, but this one hits it out of the park.

    Meanwhile, check out Chronicle from 2012. Dark little morality tale about the corrupting influence of power. Found-footage, yeah, but unobtrusively so, without the annoying shaky-cam effect.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2013
    From Total Film

    50 Amazing Films You've Probably Never Seen - I do admit that there were several on that list that I thought. "I've NEVER heard of that before"
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2013
    Thanks for that excellent tip icelandbob.

    A bit of Scandinavian folklore brought to life in: Thale (2012)
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    Ernest & Celestine: Some of the best damn 2D animation I've ever seen.

    Triplets of Belleville: Weirdass but pretty wonderful.

    And "Svidd Neger" (Norwegian for "Burnt Negro"): Utterly, terribly wrong. But hilarious. Take a small bunch of people living isolated out on an island, where the only dark-skinned kid has been brought up to think he's a lapp (the Scandinavian native population).
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    Watched this the other week, apparently it came out for about a week in cinemas in the mid-80s, then vanished without trace, until somebody decided to re-release it in 2012. Iit has taekwondo, cocaine and bizarre sub-plots that lead nowhere. Plus the theme tune has the lyrics: "Bikers by day/Ninjas by night/They'll steal all your cocaine/Along with your life". Magical.
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2013
    Dunno if this has been mentioned before, but none of my friends seem to have heard of it:


    Martial Arts spectacle with an autistic girl as the lead. Pretty awesome, really.