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|>>|| No. 15319
I found this bad boy on netflix, I watched for the tits stayed for the rest of the film. Brilliantly funny and touching. Anyone got any other hidden gems?
|>>|| No. 17313
Extreme Measures is a film I really enjoyed. With Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman and Sarah Jessica Parker, I can only assume it was meant as a serious big-budget thriller - but they didn't pull it off. What they did make seems like a charming low-budget B-movie, whose bad acting and ridiculous plot make it a thoroughly enjoyable unintentional comedy.
|>>|| No. 17314
Not hidden but Edge of Tomorrow is rather good.
|>>|| No. 17706
Possibly due to a lack of marketing, I'd never heard about this when it came out. An excessive offering from the Wachowskis, it's incredibly heavy on visual flair even if the story isn't anything new. They also seem to have just blatantly ripped off a classic post-apoc novel for certain bits of it, but it's worth watching just for the art direction.
|>>|| No. 17708
Dude, it's based on a novel by David Mitchell. No, not that David Mitchell.
|>>|| No. 17718
Cloud Atlas was pretty good. I really should rewatch it, thanks for the reminder.
|>>|| No. 17721
That film was awful. The only redeeming feature was seeing Agent Angry Elf King in drag.
|>>|| No. 17722
...and even then you could've just watched Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
|>>|| No. 17723
You have no idea what I am referring to. Be quiet.
Really it should be watched just for Cavendish's storyline; Jim Broadbent is one hell of a talented comedic actor.
|>>|| No. 17765
Well this was a waste of time. The only good things to be said about it are it has Natalie Portman playing a stripper and a scene where Clive Owen and Jude Law have cybersex.
Yeah I do like to see him in stuff.
|>>|| No. 19957
JCVD a meta film about Jean-Claude van Damme. He gets caught up in a bank robbery.
|>>|| No. 19958
Were you trying to make it look like you didn't bump a year old thread by getting it a year and a day?
|>>|| No. 20508
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Starr Starry Night was pretty highly regarded on release but I only caught it last night having been a fan of the guy who did the soundtrack for years. I will have to check out some of the other films he has worked on.
Its a pretty sweet movie about a young girl dealing with the death of her grandfather. It has some nice visuals but they are really just a backdrop to how she is feeling.
|>>|| No. 20509
While I remember, be sure to check out Perfume: The Story of a Murderer if you haven't already it has a great cast including the late Alan Rickman and in my opinion is the perfect movie.
Shame it got bad reviews from critics who thought they were watching a murder thriller when really the film has a highly existential touch to it.
|>>|| No. 20510
I saw this on BBC2/4 and then went and grabbed a copy of the book. It was a very quick read, I got through the last three quarters over a single afternoon; I have to admit I found the style quite pulpy and any existentialist musings from the writer were laid on with a fucking trowel. Then again, it was written by a German, and they don't really do sublety. I'd still recommend the book if you're like me and always want to compare adaptations with their source material.
|>>|| No. 20512
Yeah from looking at the wikipedia article earlier I will definitely have to pick this one up considering its cultural impact. Its a shame how little known it is here.
|>>|| No. 20542
"Hidden Gem" might not be the right classification as, it's by Charlie Kaufman but it's not really deserving of its own thread. Really great film.
|>>|| No. 20566
This is a sort of Trainspottingesque film about punks in the US. It's quite (insecurely) anti-British in places but definitely worth a watch.
|>>|| No. 20567
Yeah definitely an essential cult hit. I didn't take to the humour but it definitely made me take a look at myself in the mirror the first and second time I watched it.
I'd recommend Repo man if you like the Punk aesthetic or Ghost World if you liked the themes.
|>>|| No. 20568
Ghost World is amazing. It's a film I never get tired of seeing. I cannot praise it enough.
|>>|| No. 21264
I just watched Excision on Film4. Just my kind of horror film; I mean, John Waters in the clergy? Pure sicko-fiction.
|>>|| No. 21265
I've only ever seen it once but it stuck in my mind forever It was back in 2004 and was mildly hallucinating and suffering severe stomach cramps a few hours after a heavy judo session where I'd fucked up a black-belt's shit for the fist time. The general mish-mash of event of that day have left that film branded into my brain and I feel like watching it again would do it a disservice, much like re-reading Portnoy's Complaint.
Apropos of nothing very much at all, Oldboy (which I'd never seen before) popping up on channel 4 just I came up on some very, very good MDMA back in 2007 was a very similar experience.
|>>|| No. 21266
>suffering severe stomach cramps a few hours after a
>back in 2007
Well, I hope your arse healed up and you are doing better now. You have to be careful. Hope you had a good experience.
|>>|| No. 21267
I've never been able to tell with repo man if it is good or if it is crap (even though I actually bought it after seeing it). I've watched it through a few times, I guess it is a film that gets by on it's feeling and style rather than its plot. It hits all of the right emotional notes even if it is fairly crude in other respects.
|>>|| No. 21711
Treat yourself to Headhunters the film of the jonesbo book. Also I rarely enjoy horror films, but I liked REC.
|>>|| No. 21712
I started reading Headhunters and was bored stiff by the end of the first chapter. Something about the narrator being an arrogant prick art dealer is all I remember.
|>>|| No. 22577
An answer to the question: what if Me, Myself & Irene was a hard-hitting drama.
|>>|| No. 22948
I'm unsure how well this is known. It's a neo-noir conspiracy movie centring on hidden messages in pop-culture and the elite that runs like disjointed scenes of weird shit happening to a guy on the edge of losing his mind.
It's worth watching but I'm unsure how I feel about it. With movies like this they can never nail a proper reveal to the world and what it all means. I also tried to explain this to people irl and they all now think I'm an unhinged conspiracy theorist.
|>>|| No. 22949
I saw that and meant to re-watch it on psychedelic drugs but never quite got around to it. It's that sort of movie though. Zabriskie Point, Holy Motors kind of thing.
|>>|| No. 22950
I don't think it's much of a hidden gem, but I watched this last night and enjoyed it a lot. I was in my kitchen about half an hour after the film had ended and went "oh, I get it" to myself. If you're into your hard crush or just really fancy Jake Gyllenhaal I can highly recommend it, for everyone else it's still worth a look.
I don't think I like films that don't make me feel uncomfortable, I wonder if that's a problem?
|>>|| No. 22952
I did, because I have! I was suprised to find out there are cameos from a few real news readers in the film. I get a suspicion they didn't see the full script beforehand.
|>>|| No. 22953
I tried watching this last night and realised half way through I'd seen it before but forgotten because of how boring it was. May as well just read the plot summary.
|>>|| No. 22995
Lads, I'm trying to track down a film I saw one night on Channel 4 years ago.
The gist of it is a guy pretending to be a photographer scams his way across Italy. Is joined by a woman running away from a convent. Then after conning a mafia funeral he ends up jailed.
I know it wasn't a fever dream.
|>>|| No. 22996
I always want something I've never gotten elsewhere when I watch a film, and Colassal certainly delivers. 100% recommended watch on my part.
|>>|| No. 23430
I watched this last night before bed and it was so good I decided to bump this old thread because it's basically the perfect definition of a hidden gem.
If you've ever stayed up watching some rubbish TV documentary about the Rendlesham Forest incident then this might be your new favourite film. Otherwise I'd recommend it because of how well shot, written and edited it all is. It's not Signs or anything though, just to make that clear. Now one fights a monster with a stick. Most of the people who worked on it or starred in it don't even have Wikipedia pages, so again, the definition of a hidden gem.
|>>|| No. 23431
>If you've ever stayed up watching some rubbish TV documentary about the Rendlesham Forest incident then this might be your new favourite film
That's definitely me so I gave it a watch based on that alone. Solid recommendation, good shout ladm8.
Reminded me a bit of Blair Witch in the way nothing really happens for most of it, except much better at building the tension and intrigue because there was actually a coherent narrative. Incredibly focussed "hygge" for fans of the classic Roswell, abductions, and crop circles type folklore.
|>>|| No. 23433
I meant to recommend that a few weeks back but I was banned. I absolutely loved it, and some of the camera shots were amazing (they just used a remote-controlled car with a cheap gimbal for the camera). I would advise watching it with subtitles, especially at the start of the film, as the fast-paced slang-heavy 50's American chatter can go over your head at times.
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