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Old 05-07-2018, 03:47 PM   #226
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:08 PM   #227
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:57 PM   #228
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Here is a top notch documentary that kinda felt like a movie with twists and turns.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_overnighters/


The trailers dont really do the doc justice.
This review from an idmb user is spot on .

There's little intriguing about The Overnighters' premise. It's director Jesse Moss' execution that makes it much more compelling than it ought to be. Conflict is around every turn, both external and internal, and the documentary is constantly batting back and forth the balance in its moral dilemma. Both sides to its argument are equally strong - the good in helping those in need and the anxiety about the trouble some may bring, and few have already. Either way, it doesn't sit comfortably. Moss has a brilliant energy to the film and although it feels slightly orchestrated, in the way that he captures confrontations at the right time and ferocity without missing any key examples, he has a great taste for cinematic conflict. They really work, and they must feed into some kind of reality at least. What makes it such a rich film is that amongst the chaos, it centres around a character study of Jay Reinke. He's selfless, but narcissistic. While many may find him repelling, he's the dark heart of the film. It's a fascinating piece that's deeply flawed and human, never holding back the ugly side or shoving it in your face. One of the best documentaries of the year.
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:46 PM   #229
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Thumbs up Re: Lesser Known Movie Draft: The Last of Sheila (1973)

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Directed by Herbert Ross, and written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, The Last of Sheila seems to be lightly regarded with barely over 4,000 IMDB ratings. It shouldn't be: it has a terrific cast, a great closing tune that ironically comments on what has gone one in the film, Raquel Welch, fabulous wordplay, and a great mystery.



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Great film, only revisited a few months back & hadn't seen since I was a kid, very clever little film & will totally second your rec.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:02 PM   #230
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like something out of a Tom Robbin's novel, i present to you

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Old 05-09-2018, 08:12 PM   #231
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1986
directed by Robert Harmon and starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, C. Thomas Howell, and Jeffrey DeMunn

teenage me remembers this as one of the first horror movies that struck me as being totally plausible, increasing the horror factor x100.

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Old 05-09-2018, 08:25 PM   #232
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one more then i'm done for now.

1987
the autobiography of Robert Downey Jr.

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Old 05-10-2018, 02:49 AM   #233
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I remember watching that trailer to Rubber and being excited for it, just to find it shockingly boring.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:29 PM   #234
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Round 9-- Action / Adventure

Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932)




"It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily."

That's what Marlene Dietrich tells her former lover Donald "Doc" Harvey when they meet years later on a train passing through Civil War China. The two still love each other, but one is now a notoriously famous high class prostitute known throughout the Orient; the other is a doctor on official business, expected to perform brain surgery on a high ranking Chinese general. Then rebel soldiers hijack the train and hold the passengers hostage.

This is a great action flick for 1932. The plot is a little melodramatic toward the end, but this is a film that is all about style and not as much substance.

Marlene Dietrich has one of her finest and most overpowering performances, and von Sternberg's exquisite chiaroscuro cinematography won the academy award.



Definitely a fun movie worth watching if you want to see an old school popcorn movie sometime. Check it out.

My list:
Raise the Red Lantern
My Dinner with Andre
Portrait of Jennie
Treeless Mountain
Ivan Vasilievich Changes His Profession
The Act of Killing
Night and Fog
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Shanghai Express
This will be on TCM tonight at Midnight EDT. Check it out or set your DVR.
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Old 05-12-2018, 02:41 PM   #235
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I'm actually a fan of trash or "bad" B movie cinema but I gotta say, Manos was a genuine chore to sit through for me & I've no desire to revisit.

You might be interested in Fallen Angels (1995), based on your list or for those into something a bit more arty/offbeat, it's an interesting & unusual little Hong Kong film

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Old 05-12-2018, 03:08 PM   #236
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I've seen it! Yeah it's good, I love Wong Kar Wai. In The Mood For Love and 2046 are two of my favorites, Chungking Express another great one.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:02 PM   #237
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for the sake of folks that may not be familiar, i'm going to temporarily ignore the 50k IMDB vote limit to nominate these two masterpieces directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro that have a few more votes.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with Jeunet from directing (and co-writing with Guillaume Laurant) the masterpiece Amélie, but 6 years before Amélie was La cité des enfants perdus
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:14 PM   #238
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I'm actually a fan of trash or "bad" B movie cinema but I gotta say, Manos was a genuine chore to sit through for me & I've no desire to revisit.

You might be interested in Fallen Angels (1995), based on your list or for those into something a bit more arty/offbeat, it's an interesting & unusual little Hong Kong film

Fallen Angels is great, especially the ending with "Only You" playing on the soundtrack.

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Old 05-13-2018, 05:34 AM   #239
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Yeah I found the ending sequence surprisingly poignant. Haven't actually seen since the late 90s & have found it on YT with subs so intend to revisit.

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Old 05-13-2018, 02:57 PM   #240
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Falling Angels one of my all time favorites.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:19 AM   #241
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Ok, here's some I've enjoyed
Peter's Friends 1992 Big Chill type movie
The Little Hut 1957 David Niven, Stewart Granger and Ava Gardner stranded on a desert island
Narrow Margin 1990 my fave train movie
Il Ladro Di Bambini 1992
My Brilliant Career 1979

The Clouded Yellow 1950 reminded me a bit of the 39 steps
True Love 1989 won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1989 Sundance Film Festival
Murphy's War 1971
Murder She Said 1961 Margaret Rutherford also did a couple of others playing Miss Marple
Johnny Stecchino 1991 Roberto Benigni, haven't seen this in a long time though
Oh! Heavenly Dog 1980
River 2015
Kenny 2006
Starter for 10 2006
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 1957
When the Raven Flies 1984
The Dish 2000
Orion's Belt 1985
not perfect but still worth seeing imo
Gumshoe 1971
The Journey of Natty Gann 1985
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987
Storm Boy 1976

Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out 2006 I'm not a big fan of The Police but this is a great rockumentary
Small Town Crime 2017
The Hard Word 2002
Things Change 1988
The Thief 1952
The Sea Gypsies 1978
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:40 PM   #242
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The Proposition https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421238/
One of the best movies to come out of Australia.

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