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Neverwas..

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1243753


I watched this... didn't do anything for me, YMMV.
post #452 of 601
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

The Criterion Collection just released it, which should give it a fair bit of exposure to the usual Criterion fans.

Nice. Coming to blu-ray through them on April 27th as well, will definitely be picking that up.
post #453 of 601
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Originally Posted by KOA View Post

James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson (briefly) and directed by Michael Mann back in 1981. I had forgotten about this one until I ran across it on Cable last night. Still a good movie.

Thief

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083190/

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keET6waBJHk

Loved this movie.... I use to watch it all the time on HBO back in the day.

Here is my contribution:

Foxes
post #454 of 601
I always liked "Foxes" a lot, too. But it is a pretty damned depressing movie, I have to say.
post #455 of 601
Just caught The missing Person on ppv. Modern Noir, really enjoyed it.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1001...issing_person/

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHQ9h3v30Ag
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post #457 of 601
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Just caught The missing Person on ppv. Modern Noir, really enjoyed it.

I just put The Missing Person in my NF streaming queue, primarily because of its stars, Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan. Both are Oscar nominees. Shannon gave a memorable performance in Revolutionary Road,as did Ryan in Gone Baby Gone. I am looking forward to seeing the film. Thanks for the tip.
post #458 of 601
I watched The Missing Person this afternoon and liked it a lot. Both Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan were terrific in this old fashioned noir story, which was a lot more about the characters than it was the plot. Had I squinted my eyes, I think I would have seen Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett. More seriously, the movie is such a mannered homage to old style film noir, I am not sure that those who are not already sold on the genre will like it as much as I did. Still, I thought that it was a smart, well made film with an outstanding cast.
post #459 of 601
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I always liked "Foxes" a lot, too. But it is a pretty damned depressing movie, I have to say.

I agree. The ending always gets me... Always!
post #460 of 601
Lymelife

Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Keiran Culkin, Rory Culkin, and Emma Roberts.

Based on the true childhood experiences of director Derick Martini, Lymelife is the coming of age story of 15-year old Scott growing up in suburban Long Island. While caught up in his first love, Scott watches the relationships of his parents and their neighbors slowly crumble as they try to keep up with the changing times and expectations of the 1970s.

Funny. Depressing. Rough. And an interesting ending.
post #461 of 601
Aliens -- Thanks for the tip. Lymelife is available for viewing on Netflix streaming and I have added it to my queue. Although the film was controversial, a solid majority of the top critics liked it and I am looking forward to seeing it. To digress for a moment, I have been finding quite a few undiscovered jewels in the NF streaming catalog.
post #462 of 601
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Originally Posted by docprego View Post

What movies have you seen that were so good you couldn't believe that they were so unknown? They don't have to be Oscar worthy, just enjoyable and well made. Please no cheese that was so bad it was good, I am looking for quality relatively unknown films.

I'll start with The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Although this was released in theaters I never heard of it until I (fortunately) rented it. Great story, great acting, completely unconventional.

Dark Star - 1974. John Carpenter's directorial debut.
post #463 of 601
TRIANGLE. Nuff said.
post #464 of 601
The Silent Partner. It's a pseudo heist movie with Elliot Gould, Susannah York, and Christopher Plummer, who makes a very good, very scary thief.

Very enjoyable in a quirky sort of way.

SMK
post #465 of 601
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

Give 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' a shot. Not exactly the same thing, but you'll see some connections.

Thanks so much for the heads up on this one. I got Hedwig in the mail yesterday and was thoroughly absorbed into it. This is Hedwig telling her story to YOU.

John Cameron Mitchell was a fantastic star, screenwriter, and director of this
film. Engrossing tale with some great rock music. The campy back story puts this in the same league as Rocky Horror.

I'm adding this to my must-buy list as it will be great to show to others and will bear repeated viewings by me.
post #466 of 601
Here's a thumbs up for a documentary called "Helvetica", which is about the history of the incredibly ubiquitous typeface of the same name. People don't really realize how much of everything they see out there in terms of publically displayed text is in Helvetica typeface. This is a very well done documentary about its history and speaking to graphic designers of various eras about how they fell about it and how attitudes have changed back and forth about it.

BTW, the music used in this documentary is also quite interesting. There's a lot of ambient slash shoe gazy slash indie type music, a lot of which is from a band called El Ten Eleven. It's very quirky and interesting.

Anyway, a good documentary for folks who are into learning about such things.
post #467 of 601
Speaking of documentaries, Ill throw out two more:

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" - investigates the seemingly hypocritical "criminalization" of steroids in America, and goes into the origins of it's varied uses in our culture and how that affects young ones growing up

"The Film Is Not Yet Rated" - investigates the secret MPAA's board of raters who single-handedly determine the G thru NC-17 ratings for our films, and the influences they seem to cater to as well as the unspoken influence they seem to have on everything from ticket sales to marketing
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post #469 of 601
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Originally Posted by star_man View Post

Moon

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

Not really an unknown movie here at AVS, but as far as the general public goes, I'd say you're right.
post #470 of 601
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Originally Posted by star_man View Post

Moon

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

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Originally Posted by sb1 View Post

Not really an unknown movie here at AVS, but as far as the general public goes, I'd say you're right.

True. The movie nerds in this forum, yours truly included, have just about beat Moon to death, both pro and con.
post #471 of 601
^ Truly one of the rare movies these days that deserves such treatment.
post #472 of 601
KAFKA

Starring Jeremy Irons as Franz Kafka, and other notable stars.

European, hard to find in North America, except via EBAY now and then.
post #473 of 601
One of the most absurd films ever, probably. Many AVS movie geeks have surely heard of/seen it - but I have exposed many of the uninitiated to Alex Cox's REPO MAN. In most cases (esp if the watcher is a fan of something like The Big Lebowski), I end up w/ a new convert.
post #474 of 601
A really good one that a lot of people I know have never heard of... is "Better Luck Tomorrow" or "Cashback"... Love these movie.
post #475 of 601
Off the top of my head I'd say:
Triangle
Pontypool
Quick Change
post #476 of 601
The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider. Very similar to The French Connection. Has one of the best car chases ever filmed and nobody seems to know about it.
post #477 of 601
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KAFKA

Starring Jeremy Irons as Franz Kafka, and other notable stars.

European, hard to find in North America, except via EBAY now and then.

Although it was filmed in Europe, 'Kafka' was actually an American production directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was his second film, after 'Sex, Lies and Videotape'.
post #478 of 601
Night Moves - a gritty detective story with Gene Hackman as compelling as ever - one of the great film actors of all time. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073453/

Payday - Rip Torn as a self destructive country singer - one of the best portraits of life on the road that I have seen. Hard to believe that he did this and the Larry Sanders show - talk about range. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069067/

Shade - Surprizingly good low rent thriller with Stallone as part of an effective ensemble http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323939/
post #479 of 601
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Originally Posted by smyth22 View Post

Night Moves - a gritty detective story with Gene Hackman as compelling as ever - one of the great film actors of all time. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073453/

Payday - Rip Torn as a self destructive country singer - one of the best portraits of life on the road that I have seen. Hard to believe that he did this and the Larry Sanders show - talk about range. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069067/

Shade - Surprizingly good low rent thriller with Stallone as part of an effective ensemble http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0323939/

Loved Night Moves. Captures the feel of the Florida keys before development. It was also very young Melanie Griffitth's first movie and she's naked.

Since I'm here I'll add:

The Long Goodbye directed by Altman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeNyD9UFXHs

Most might have heard of The Sorcerer (Wages of Fear remake) but worth mentioning anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMof5PuQF7w
post #480 of 601
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Most might have heard of The Sorcerer (Wages of Fear remake) but worth mentioning anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMof5PuQF7w

+1 BTW, Tangerine Dream does the soundtrack for "The Sorcerer"!!
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