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Just now, Goose said:

And Stone Cold. Not sure if it's a lost gem but it's trashy entertainment.

You just stone cold undid all my hard work. Stone cold is fucking shite with some good action. I was going to bat for real movies. You prick.

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Millers Crossing is the best film that has ever been made. I want to meet someone who loves movies but hasn't seen Millers Crossing. I just want to lick their eyeballs while they watch it, to see what millers crossing first time tastes like.

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18 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

Millers Crossing is the best film that has ever been made. I want to meet someone who loves movies but hasn't seen Millers Crossing. I just want to lick their eyeballs while they watch it, to see what millers crossing first time tastes like.

 

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Just now, Stigweard said:

 

:bye:

How do we do this? I will literally drive to your house, chloroform your family, buy you a new TV

I MUST have told you how important Millers Crossing is to me.  

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6 minutes ago, kerraig UK said:

How do we do this? I will literally drive to your house, chloroform your family, buy you a new TV

I MUST have told you how important Millers Crossing is to me.  

 

Nope. Consider it added to the watch list.

 

I'm all up for a new TV like haha.

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6 minutes ago, Stigweard said:

 

Nope. Consider it added to the watch list.

 

I'm all up for a new TV like haha.

Great stuff, but Millers Crossing isn't just "movies". It is the best film that was made in America in the 90's. And that was a good decade. Treat it respectfully. It is a more important movie than Pulp Fiction or Silence of the Lambs. 

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The Young & Prodigious TS Spivet is quite a nice, feel good film and it's bursting with love.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981107/

It's written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet - famous outside of France for Amelie. Another of his films, Micmacs, is also really, really good https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149361/?ref_=nm_knf_t4

I would say they were two films that don't get enough attention. 

 

Apocalypto

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472043/

Mel Gibson directed this. It also doesn't get enough attention. It's like watching a silent film where the action and movement on screen tells the story. There isn't much else like it that I can think of.

 

Love and a .45

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110395/

It might be rose tinted to suggest this one but I like it and it came out during the whole True Romance/Pulp Fiction/road movie period of the mid 90s. It's low budget, Renee Zelwegger is in it and it has a bit of a cartoon bad guy but it's a really good film.

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Whisky Tango Foxtrot. Tina Fey ought to be a movie superstar but still only a couple of gems worthy of her talent, this is one of them, comedy drama about an ill prepared reporter ending up in Kabul

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Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon is a good thriller. Directed by James Wan before he got trapped in endless horror sequels, it's really well directed with a fantastic one-shot sequence through a multi storey car park. Bacon's transformation from businessman to shotgun wielding gang killer is really convincing and enjoyable to watch.

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I've never met anyone who has seen Kikujiro, a wonderful, gentle, beautifully-shot film from 99. I always describe it as a live-action Studio Ghibli film; not only because it has a Joe Hishashi score, but it's split into distinct chapters, reminiscent of My Neighbours the Yamadas. 

 

It's a lovely slow road trip film and genuinely hilarious at times. And get a load of the poster for Christ's sake. 

 

Kikujiro-1999-poster.jpg.f89cee58a9c199fb589709ac3d4caf06.jpg

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32 minutes ago, Shoes said:

I've never met anyone who has seen Kikujiro, a wonderful, gentle, beautifully-shot film from 99. I always describe it as a live-action Studio Ghibli film; not only because it has a Joe Hishashi score, but it's split into distinct chapters, reminiscent of My Neighbours the Yamadas. 

 

It's a lovely slow road trip film and genuinely hilarious at times. And get a load of the poster for Christ's sake. 

 

Kikujiro-1999-poster.jpg.f89cee58a9c199fb589709ac3d4caf06.jpg

Is that the one where he nearly rapes the kid in the motel room ..?

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45 minutes ago, linkster said:

Is that the one where he nearly rapes the kid in the motel room ..?

 

I don't think so. An Amazon review mentions attempted rape, though, so I dunno.

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2 minutes ago, Camel said:

I won't be able to watch that now without wondering when or if such a thing is going to happen. 

 

From a review; "Admittedly, this one is not always successful — there's a very disturbing subplot about a sexual predator, and the final third of the film seems a bit padded — but it's a refreshing change of pace coming from the all-too-often pigeon-holed Kitano."

 

It couldn't have been bad for me not to remember it clearly, but I do recall quite a lot of juxtaposition of themes in the film.

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5 minutes ago, Shoes said:

 

From a review; "Admittedly, this one is not always successful — there's a very disturbing subplot about a sexual predator, and the final third of the film seems a bit padded — but it's a refreshing change of pace coming from the all-too-often pigeon-holed Kitano."

 

It couldn't have been bad for me not to remember it clearly, but I do recall quite a lot of juxtaposition of themes in the film.

I’m sorry! Enjoyed the film a lot, but yes I’m sure it’s the same one. It’s a passing moment, I think when he’s impatient for something and flips a young male over, nothing happens thankfully 

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Kerraig will confirm my shit taste in films so here, have a handful of hard to find turds:

 

House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080503/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Brilliantly directed with brutal proximity by the guy who did Cannibal Holocaust. Very ill tempered and very gruelling. 

 

The Grapes of Death (1978)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078077/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Atmospheric but leisurely film by Jean Rollin featuring Zombie resurrection via shit red wine, the description I've provided obviously does it a disservice...

 

Eastern Condors (1987)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090956/?ref_=nv_sr_4

Sammo Hung's 'Dirty Dozen' featuring some of the craziest action you'll ever see.

 

 

Bonus mention (thanks to Kerraig for this one)

 

Shakma (1990) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100589/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Fearsome baboon high on crystal meth rips serious asshole. 

 

 

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Kikujiro is wonderful, but the scene in question, IIRC, involves:

 

The kid being taken into a public toilet by a molester, who tries to pull his underwear off, but is stopped and punished by Kitano, which is all played for laughs.

 

A Scene at the Sea is another overlooked Takeshi Kitano movie about a deaf couple and their love for surfing.

 

My own contribution to the thread is a mildly comedic relationship drama with a twist called 'The One I Love' from 2014, starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a couple who are sent by their relationship counsellor to a holiday home and get more than they bargain for. It's mostly a two-hander and the central performances are great.

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1 hour ago, max renn said:

Kerraig will confirm my shit taste in films so here, have a handful of hard to find turds:

 

House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080503/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Brilliantly directed with brutal proximity by the guy who did Cannibal Holocaust. Very ill tempered and very gruelling. 

 

The Grapes of Death (1978)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078077/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Atmospheric but leisurely film by Jean Rollin featuring Zombie resurrection via shit red wine, the description I've provided obviously does it a disservice...

 

Eastern Condors (1987)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090956/?ref_=nv_sr_4

Sammo Hung's 'Dirty Dozen' featuring some of the craziest action you'll ever see.

 

 

Bonus mention (thanks to Kerraig for this one)

 

Shakma (1990) 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100589/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Fearsome baboon high on crystal meth rips serious asshole. 

 

 


SHAKMAAAAAAAA

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Sleeping Dogs Lie - I haven't seen it in a while but used to watch it all the time.

 

Tape - A sort of Sartre hell room thing.

 

Interview (2007) - Another hell room where you can't trust sleazy Steve Buscemi or Sienna Miller.

 

I don't know if any of these count as hidden gems, but they're certainly worth a watch IMO.

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what we do in the shadows - a modern comedy clasic -  fake documentary following 4 vampire housemates who go about doing there daily business.  And yet hardly anyone i know has seen it!!

 

@Goose dead rising is one of the greatest b-movies of all times and deserves to be on here (and many other lists!) - that as a double bill with deep blue sea and you have a great sat night in!

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One I saw late night on Channel 4 in the 90's,  I give you The Baby.

 

 

I was entirely slack-jawed when watching this for the first time and I think it made my wife physically sick when I showed it to her.

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