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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2009
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    I hesitate to mention Little Big Man here because at one point it was really well-known.

    But recently I've come across a bunch of people who've never heard of it.

    Dustin Hoffman plays the only white survivor of Custer's Last Stand, narrating his life story to an oral historian in the 1930's.

    It has some of the best and funniest dialog in any movie I've ever seen.
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    @Kosmopolit: seconded, also an ending that really struck me.

    Are we counting docus? Because there was a documentary about the Beat generation released in 1999 that I just rewatched, called The Source. Features a lot of readings, interviews, and old footage of pretty much everyone involved in the original movement, in particular Ginsberg, Burroughs, and Kerouac.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009 edited
     (6739.123)
    THE MIST.



    Best stephen King Adaptaion ever? Best pop-corn
    thinking man's sci fi Horror. Best political satire of
    society dressed up as a sci-fi film?

    Best Bloody hell- he's going to do
    it
    ending in a sci-fi horror movie.

    Yes all the above.By the way do not go
    to any youtube links or sites concerning
    this movie in case you want to spoil
    it for yourself. A movie that went right under
    the radar of alot of people.

    Heri
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009 edited
     (6739.124)
    PRIMER



    If you love COMPLEX movies with complex plots
    like memento, than this is it.

    There are sites where people have designed
    whole graphical maps to link all the plot threads
    together to explain what "they thought" had happened.
    You will need your brain for this one!

    It's a sci fi movie, with next to no special effects,
    directed by a maths degree graduate seeped in physics.
    The first hint we are in a sci-fi movie is so subtle, you will
    do double takes.

    Then it becomes a mystery movie, tangled up with human
    ethics as you realize just what they could do with this
    new found power. What they do is so mundane and so bloody
    human and petty you will want to throw bricks at them. But
    in all trueness you know people who would do exactly the same.

    This film will haunt you for a couple of days, then you will
    go online and track all those websites with flow charts
    and graphs just to check you actually were following
    along or understood it all.


    Do not go to any sites and spoil it for yourself.

    the DVD is nice and cheap at fopp
    (£4 last time i saw it)

    You love warren Ellis? you'll love this.


    Heri
    www.youtube.com/thearklight
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    Oh, I just remembered - Josie and the Pussycats.

    I imagine it's not a film that many people here have seen, and it's really fucking good.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.126)
    Right now working at the Reykjavik International Film festival, i´m reminded about the films of Cory McAbee (as he in on spotlight here), especially his 2 best films The American Astronaut (2001)and Stingray Sam (2007). Both of them are really mad Sci fi westerns that are also musicals with plots that just seem to make snot much sense at all! But loads of fun none the less.

    also on spotlight here are the works of Portuguese director Joao Pedro Redrigues. His best film is his debut, the Phantom (2000) about a repressed gay man. After spuring his female coworker´s affections, he latches onto the male owner of a motorbike. When the man knocks him back, he goes on sexual and physical rampage. A cruel movie about lonliness and desire. Very recommended.
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    I got a couple somewhat obscure ones.

    Japanese indy film with great Yoko Kanno soundtrack.
    Tokyo Sora

    This trailer is in Swedish because the English-language one is so fucking horrendous I can't bear anyone to see it.
    Fucking Åmål (or: Show Me Love)

    Fuck YES, Mario Bava.
    Danger: Diabolik

    Park Chan-Wook's previous film to THIRST that hasn't made it to DVD in the US for some goddamn reason.
    I'm A Cyborg But That's OK

    Just saw this one.
    World's Greatest Dad

    Good documentary with amazing music.
    Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

    And I'm sure a bunch of people here have seen this but just in case...
    Sigur Rós - Heima

    Makes me want to book a ticket to Iceland every time.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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      CommentAuthorkahavi
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
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    Nói Albínói. Brilliant and kooky.
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      CommentAuthorfionchadd
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.130)
    @ Adam Violent - I just bought I'm a Cyborg.. It arrived a couple of days ago and I can't wait to stick it on!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009 edited
     (6739.131)
    @kahavi

    Good choice. Very nice film and great performance by Tómas LeMarquis

    @Adam Violent

    Yeah Heima is great, but the sad fact is that most tourists want to see the scenery and Icelanders hare trying their best to destroy it. the following documentary Draumalandið ("The dream land") was released earlier this year and was one of iceland´s biggest grossing films ever. Shows Iceland trying to put an aluminium smelter on every river in the country...

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      CommentAuthorgroundxero
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.132)
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man

    Synopsis: A strange man known only as the "metal fetishist", who seems to have an insane compulsion to stick scrap metal into his body, is hit and possibly killed by a Japanese "salaryman", out for a drive with his girlfriend. The salaryman then notices that he is being slowly overtaken by some kind of disease that is turning his body into scrap metal, and that his nemesis is not in fact dead but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation.

    tet


    One Point O (a.k.a. Paranoia 1.0)

    Synopsis: After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer (named Simon) begins a personal investigation into their origins. This leads him to discover his odd and eccentric neighbors; an artificially intelligent robot-head, named Adam; a virtual-reality sex game; and a possible corporate conspiracy. As the story progresses, Simon's grip on reality becomes more and more tenuous, while his craving for Nature Fresh milk becomes almost unbearable. Is it all just in his mind, or is something more sinister happening here?

    1.0

    Synopsis' stolen from IMDB.com


    I would love to provide trailers for these excellent movies, but I haven't figured out how to post videos yet. :/
    • CommentAuthorRonin
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.133)
    @Taphead, you have made me smile. I love Repo Man
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.134)
    Going way back up to second the endorsement of Josie and the Pussycats.

    It is actually fabulous. Parker Posey? Alan Cumming?

    Yes please.
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    I second the Primer recommendation. I would also recommend Time Crime if you like time travel movies that are more about the paradox of time travel.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2009
     (6739.136)

    Dai-Nihonjin or Big Man Japan
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    @stsparky: OMG SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009 edited
     (6739.138)
    This is easily one of the best threads
    on the net, right now.

    The Holy Mountain trailer
    is mind blowing!! Is that anywhere in
    physical copy? It's just too awesome.


    It's like Terry Gilliam with no Budget limit and
    no studio Boss.


    Heri
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    The Holy Mountain trailer
    is mind blowing!! Is that anywhere in
    physical copy? It's just too awesome.


    its available. I rented it on Netflix.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2009
     (6739.140)
    No, not just for me William, for the people t
    hat actually go into shops too?

    Anywhere in a real shop?

    Thanks

    Heri