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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. 15321
I quite like Malice in Wonderland and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Art School Confidential is quite similar to Cashback in some ways. The plot's asinine but some characters and some scenes are great.
|>>|| No. 15322
There's a series called Orphan Black that I've watched all of the first season of. I first saw it on iPlayer, at first I thought it was really just naff but after an episode or two I was quite hooked and definitely looking forward to season 2 (April 2014, apparently).
Further, if you've missed it, The Bridge (Swedish/Danish) is really excellent. I wouldn't bother with the remakes.
Lastly, if you've not yet watched it, be sure to look at the US House of Cards (on Netflix). That was really, really good as well, definitely on par with the British original in several respects.
|>>|| No. 15325
Funny Games is smashing. I don't think you can go wrong with the remake either, same director and shots, good cast. Out of interest, why would you suggest the original over the remake?
|>>|| No. 15326
More or less straight-to-DVD movie Operation: Endgame is something my dad had in his huge stack of copy DVDs that we picked at random to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it. That said, to this day I still call it "Project Endgame".
It has my favourite ever movie murder in it, someone uses the top part of a paper shredder on someone's face.
The story makes almost no sense and can be boiled down to "super secret American governmental organisation simultaneously plots and battles terror and only employed fucking weirdos and now has to be shut down".
I highly recommend it.
|>>|| No. 15330
I actually preferred Waterworld (I think someone told me The Postman was called "Dirtworld" in production, they're certainly two of a kind). It's a movie out of time, feeling like one of those coke-addled 80s action movies a la Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. It has some of the most absurd plot/logic holes of any movie I've ever seen but I still love it.
|>>|| No. 15333
The Ogre, by Volker Schloerndorff, 1996. Very unique and original film, though some of the acting isn't great.
|>>|| No. 15334
Also the horror film Ravenous, not a clue why it doesn't have the fame it deserves.
|>>|| No. 15335
Finally I can admit, it's my favourite film.
Even imported the Blu-ray from the US as for ssme reason, didn't get released over here.
|>>|| No. 15336
Survive Style 5+
I don't know how to describe it really, apart from intertwining stories, it's a bit bonkers.
|>>|| No. 15337
>it's a bit bonkers.
That's an understatement. I've only tried watching it once but at no point did I have the slightest inkling what the fuck was going on.
|>>|| No. 15338
I think this went under a lot of peoples radars, which is a shame, because it's fucking fantastic. Future cult classic, for sure.
Also, McDonaghs' other film, In Bruges, is brilliant.
There's countless foreign films worth watching that most people haven't heard of, I'll make another post about some of those.
|>>|| No. 15339
First thing that came to mind when you said foreign films was Dogtooth, which I recommend. For those who haven't heard of it, it's about a family who for reasons unexplained keep their kids within the bounds of their home for their entire lives and tell them it's dangerous to leave.
|>>|| No. 15340
>There's countless foreign films worth watching that most people haven't heard of, I'll make another post about some of those.
Please do, looking forward to this one.
|>>|| No. 15343
Foreign film fans, I really recommend the two Brazilian 'Tropa de Elite' titles. They're better than City of God imo, and many other more famius titles to boot.
The director of them is in charge of the Robocop remake, which is why I'm highly optimistic for it.
|>>|| No. 15345
Are you that much of a stickler for HD that you'll not watch a DVD even if no HD alternative is available?
|>>|| No. 15346
I can't recommend The Raid enough. I went to see it at the cinema with absolutely no idea what it was just because my mate invited me and didn't know it was an Indonesian film until I got there. The story is basically identical to the recent Judge Dredd film except everything about it is a million times better. At least a million.
Starts off fairly interesting and sets the scene and then someone pisses the main character off and he just fucks absolutely everything up. If you like watching little Oriental blokes kick the fuck out of each other - or even if you don't - then this film will give you a massive stonk-on.
Amazing. I could watch it every day.
|>>|| No. 15347
Not sure if this counts as hidden, but I remembered to watch the 13th Warrior again recently. Watched it twice in the week, second time with the missus. Both of us loved it.
|>>|| No. 15348
I love them both equally but The Raid just...fuck. So much more brutal. That Machette gang-excellent.
|>>|| No. 15349
I didn't like The Raid much. I thought it was a good concept but overall just quite boring. The fighting wasn't nearly as interesting as I'd hoped and the acting (what there was) just plain sucked. I much preferred Dredd.
|>>|| No. 15352
Dunno how well known Ben Wheatley is among you lot, I certainly didn't hear about him before but I'm glad I did. Low budget British films that don't feel cheap.
Kill List - Horror/thriller, really fucking good
A field in England - Basically 5 English Civil War soldiers in a field, it's like a psychedelic slice of 17th century England
Sightseers - Murder comedy.. I'm watching that one in a minute
|>>|| No. 15353
Nope, happy with stuff on VHS too. It is nice though to see the old favourites looking pretty.
|>>|| No. 15354
I wasn't sure what to think of Kill List. It was pretty ok but I don't think it was a real masterpiece.
I watched AFIE in the cinema on release (and drank the beer, which was pretty good). It was interesting but it didn't really grab me much.
I'll give Sightseers a look-in on your recommendation m8.
|>>|| No. 15355
Ok, but the extended TV version has been available on DVD since years and years ago. (I don't mean it to seem like I'm pushing this, just curious as it sounded like you were waiting on the Bluray.)
|>>|| No. 15356
From what I've been told it still isn't the full cut.
it has a couple of extra bits, but also cuts out a lot.
|>>|| No. 15357
Ben Wheatley is great. If you disagree, watch Ideal and Sightseers. A real up and coming british director.
|>>|| No. 15358
I can't believe I forgot to mention Generation Kill. It's one of the funniest and saddest series (7 eps total adapted from a nonfiction book - it features at least one real person playing themselves), about the US Marines in the early days of Iraq 2003.
I always ask if people have seen it when talking about TV but few have even heard of it.
|>>|| No. 15359
This was another great Iraq War show. Only lasted one season before they pulled the plug though. Think it was on Sky One about 8 years ago.
|>>|| No. 15360
I thought Over There was absolutely terrible. I remember seeing it when it was first aired and found it not only unrealistic but also tremendously boring.
Generation Kill was great though. Entertaining and rewatching.
|>>|| No. 15364
Generation Kill lad reporting; I gave the first ep of Over There (the pilot) a try and thought it was pretty crap.
However I know that pilots of series can be poor and not be demonstrative of the quality of a series (see; Spartacus) so I might give another one a shot.
|>>|| No. 15374
This, the Pilot was pretty naff. Give a couple of the proper episodes a go.
|>>|| No. 15375
... Fuck, I'm watching 2ep now. It's substantially better.
Worth sticking with, otherlad.
|>>|| No. 15377
I completely agree, I don't think a lot of The Scary Door or A Field in England either but Sightseers is fab and his episodes of Ideal aren't bad either.
|>>|| No. 15378
Import/Export has been stuck in mind since i watched in on Film4 over a year ago.
It's got this dark feel to it and is a little nasty psychologically with the sex scenes. The parts in the nursing home are just strange to watch too, even though i used to work in one myself. It's a subtitled jobby, but a damn fine film in my opinion.
|>>|| No. 15381
A TV film on ITV 14 years ago called Bostock's Cup. I think most of it has been uploaded to YouTube, but apart from that it's hard to track down.
It's the best sporting comedy I've seen, which admittedly isn't saying much. It's a shame that ITV haven't repeated it since.
|>>|| No. 15408
Ha! I've never seen anyone post TLT before, on any board.
I watched that when I was 8 on release, scared the shit out of me. Never really encountered the idea of full-scale armageddon of mankind before.
|>>|| No. 15409
TLT fucking rocked. I jsut wish I could track down a decent torrent for it...
|>>|| No. 15414
I have it on DVD.
Abeit transferred from VHS, snowy lines, clips of adverts and all.
|>>|| No. 15417
Twin town is excellent.
I might be interested in this The Last Train you're all on about, but call me a picky cunt, I'm not up for watching a low bitrate stream of a shoddy rip of a VHS recording of an FM broadcast. Is there a reason it's not available some way that's a bit less fucked?
|>>|| No. 15418
It was screened on analogue TV and it was never given enough acclaim to be converted into a better format.
|>>|| No. 15420
Any time The Last Train is mentioned I just think of that bit when the main character was on This Morning With Richard Not Judy.
"You've embarrassed me, you've embarrassed the audience, and you've embarrassed Nicola Walker off The Last Train."
"Yes you have. Now we must find Ark!"
|>>|| No. 15422
Can anyone remmeber the BBC series about aliens landing in Scotland and some fuck off huge "thing" slowly growing? Loads of army and scientists sent in and then they nuke them...I wish I could recall the name...
|>>|| No. 15426
I did e-mail Granada a while back and was told that it was never considered for release due to apparent lack of interest.
|>>|| No. 15427
I don't know why but you've just reminded me of a ghost train style ride thing they had at Granada Studios that scared me shitless when I was a kid.
I don't know if it was related but it was about aliens and stuff. Anybody know what I'm on about?
|>>|| No. 15428
I don't remember that but I remember their fake cityscape you could look out on with little model buildings, and their replica Coronation Street, and their pretend houses of parliament.
I remember a room you could look in through a window and they had a "ghost" in there. It was an actor who looked semi-transparent. I assume there was another pain of glass and you were looking at the reflection.
|>>|| No. 15435
Mixed. I watched one or two episodes from the previous series, which were 5/10, some interesting ideas but lacklustre execution - the second series _seems_ to have improved on that, but I haven't watched S201 yet.
|>>|| No. 15436
There was a bus shelter on the corner of the replica Coronation Street which had the graffiti WEATHERFIELD SKINS in it. Great detail.
|>>|| No. 15437
To reiterate S2E2 is really really good, it's worth watching in its own right before it goes off iPlayer.
|>>|| No. 15439
I'm the lad who said I would do a post about foreign gems, and then immediately forgot about it. Anyway, I'm back. I can't really be arsed going into detail, so i'll just give brief descriptions, but they are all films I've really enjoyed.
Ticket inspectors on a Hungarian metro. Really difficult to sum this film up briefly. Fucking brilliant though.
Korean monster film. Think Godzilla and cloverfield, but 10x better.
Koran thriller about a dirty cop turned pimp trying to establish who is responsible for the disappearance of several of his girls.
24 hours in a Parisian ghetto with 3 young local lads. Set amidst police brutality and riots.
>Memories of Murder
Two rural Korean cops and a special detective from the capital investigate a series of brutal rape murders. Their crude measures become more desperate with each new corpse found. Based on a true case.
Classic Japanese epic. Based on Shakespears King Lear.
Japanese crime drama. An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
Disturbing French horror.
Spanish time travel murder thriller thingy. Don't watch any trailers, they all spoil the film.
i'll post some more later, If i don't forget.
|>>|| No. 15440
Fantastic list, the brief synopses are exactly what I like as they don't lead you to expect too much of the film, and often what it actually delivers is vastly different from all the expectations you still formed based on that brief synopses.
10/10 post, thank you very much lad.
|>>|| No. 15441
We had a thread about it but if anyone missed out, Troll is great.
|>>|| No. 15442
Also Trollhunter (Trolljegeren) is very good but it might've been mentioned earlier.
|>>|| No. 15444
A delivery mix-up leads to a face-off between poor, naive room-mates and ruthless gangsters.
Icelandic film about a weary detective investigating a murder, finds that it is linked to a deeper and darker secret spanning decades in a small town.
They want to make an English remake.
|>>|| No. 15445
I've seen Jar City. I didn't think it was a great masterpiece but it was pretty enjoyable.
Where, in Somerset?
|>>|| No. 15448
>Attack the Gas Station
Slapstick Korean film about a siege in a petrol station.
|>>|| No. 15449
An elder samurai accepts a suicide mission to assassinate a well protected Shogun lord renowned for his evil deeds. He recruits 11 other samurai and they pick up some vagrant along the way, making 13. Beautifully simple film. Fantastic characters, even better battle scenes. Clearly inspired by Seven Samurai but, what 'men on a mission' film isn't?
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, as himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme. What happens when a washed up out of work movie action hero finds himself in a real life or death situation?
>Man Bites Dog
Belgian mockumentary. A film crew follow a murderous thief on his daily rounds.
Turkish drama about a notorious bandit and his experiences after serving a 35 year sentence.
|>>|| No. 15489
I'm watching the NBC series 'Dracula'. I'm on episode 2, it was a bit shaky to start with but it seems to be picking up quite well. Worth a look.
|>>|| No. 15502
I made a thread on here a while back asking if anyone remembered this series and what it was called. Nobody had any idea what I was talking about. I fucking loved that show.
thank you so much.
|>>|| No. 15504
Er, yes I did lad, but I got bogged down with stuff and stopped. I got up to ep5 I think. I will continue when I have the time some day when I'm not awake at 2am. Thanks for recommending it, it is very good. The one with the psycho CIA interrogator guy was very good.
|>>|| No. 15505
Fair dues. Good to see others enjoy it.
Suprised it never got a 2nd season myself.
|>>|| No. 15510
I must not've seen that thread because I went on an odyssey a few years ago through every private tracker and torrent site available trying to find a copy of it, I remembered it so vividly and loved that series so much.
|>>|| No. 15514
I just watched Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) and it was pretty good.
The end is a little predictable but it's definitely "up there" with Primer in terms of intelligent handling of time travel.
|>>|| No. 15515
Just to note, the Timecrimes uses an immutable, causal-loop theory of time, compared to Primer's multiple universe time travel.
I also recommend The Lives of Others but it's very long.
|>>|| No. 15516
Can you believe they're fucking remaking it. It's an slow-moving indie film with no music and set entirely within a radius of about 1km, how is Hollywood going to butcher it?
|>>|| No. 15517
I didn't know they were planning on it. I guess it's just so they can appeal to a wider/richer/illiterate audience?
|>>|| No. 15543
Just watching The Guard, by someone who also did In Bruges; a writer or director or something I don't know. It looks good so far anyway.
|>>|| No. 15544
You seem like a foreign film connoisseur so I'll give you some of mine:
Das Leben des Anderen (The lives of others) - Very moving story about a man who works for the stasi
Das Experiment - Based on the Stanford Prision Experiments
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) - You have 30 minutes to get €250,000
Goodbye Lenin - This is hilarious. A woman has a stroke before the fall of the Berlin wall. Any surprise could trigger another stroke. So they have to pretend that they still live in East Germany despite westernisation.
Der Baader-meinhof Komplex - About a German terrorist group from the 70s I think.
I'm going to watch Kontroll this weekend, hopefully.
|>>|| No. 15549
You've just reminded me of a German language film I watched. Gunther Grass' Unkenrufe/The Call of the Toad was made into a film in 2005. It's one of those films that covers lots of topics, but at the core it's all about a German man and a Polish woman who fall for eachother around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall. Together they attempt to open a cemetery for displaced WWII survivors but their good intentions are corrupted with the eastward spread of capitalism.
... Fuck, I've made it sound extremely boring, but it really is a satisfying piece of work, I promise. It features Hitler's motorcade squishing stuff, too.
|>>|| No. 15575
>Japanese crime drama. An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
>An internal yakuza dispute gets a bit out of hand.
Cheers lad, you've sold me!
|>>|| No. 15577
I wasn't being sarcastic lad, this is my film choice for tonight. The understatement is what made me chuckle, however.
|>>|| No. 15587
I just finished watching Brain Dead - the 1990 film directed by Adam Simon, not Peter Jackson's Braindead which came out two years later. It was weirdly brilliant, despite having all the trademarks of being an 80's B-movie.
One of the comment threads on IMDb suggests watching it on acid. That is quite possibly one of the worst ideas ever. It was written by one of the original writers for the Twilight Zone, if that tells you anything.
|>>|| No. 15682
I've seen them all except Goodbye Lenin, which I'll definitely check out. Sounds like my cup of tea.
Heres a couple more films which just sprung to mind;
>Max Manus: Man of War
True story of Norwegian Resistance fighter Max Manus, one of the most successful saboteurs of WW2. Big Budget film, very well executed.
Another true story war film, though very loosely based on the truth. This one set during the Soviet-Afghan war, particularly the Battle for Hill 3234. Like 'Full Metal Jacket' you're introduced to the characters as recruits at bootcamp and follow them on their Journey to war. Quite stylised.
|>>|| No. 15683
I've seen both of these films. They're pretty good, I second this posters recommendations.
|>>|| No. 15684
There's loads of good recommendations here, I'll give you some of mine:
High school pot dealer sells weed to a shrink in return for free therapy, falls in love with a girl. Got an excellent early-90s hip hop soundtrack
>The Loved Ones
Things go a bit pear-shaped for a lad when he turns down a girl for prom. Kidnapping and what not.
eskimo goes to college, and lives with a bunch of eskimo punks. Tensions build between the straight-edge one and the partiers. Doesn't end too well.
>Kalevet (aka Rabies)
Israeli slasher flick. A killer traps a brother, leaving his sister to find help and run into a group of broken-down tennis players, who in turn have ran into a creepy cop. Well worth a shot, also has some cracking actresses in.
German post-apocalyptic flick. The sun's really fucking hot, and shit goes down.
Light-hearted, ultra stylised film about a killer attacking a school.
If you're into the more extreme end of the spectrum, try Scrapbook. It makes A Serbian Film look like the fucking Tellytubbies.
Oh yeah, Generation Kill guy, I'm a massive fan of that series. One night when I was shitfaced, I tried to find some of the real marines on Facebook. I found Rudy Reyes' profile and saw he left his phone number up there, so naturally I gave him a call. Really nice bloke.
|>>|| No. 15686
A bit pear shaped. A bit.
God that's a strange film. I'd fuck her though.
|>>|| No. 15687
>>15319 it has Hayley coppin in the buff... Which would be a big deal but now she does masturbation instructionals on wankitnow.
|>>|| No. 15847
Ok so I watched Kontroll. I enjoyed it but I have one question.
Who was the guy in the hood?
|>>|| No. 15896
The thread is this long and nobody has posted these prophecised tits?
|>>|| No. 15910
Watched Shock Treatment the other day, and really enjoyed it. It's a sort of follow up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show but less sex-centric, with some of the same cast playing different roles, and Brad and Janet played by different actors. Great music, and criminally overlooked for not being a rehash of Rocky Horror. The story is really good too, being a satire of reality TV decades before it became ubiquitous.
|>>|| No. 15911
Never seen it, but most RH Fans seem to pan it because it's not their beloved ROCKEH ORROR.
|>>|| No. 15920
Yep. That's the trouble with having such a fanatic fanbase. Deviate too far from the thing they love, and they'll kick off. Because the film isn't a direct sequel to RH with all the same cast and characters and songs, it was rejected by them.
They're a weird fanbase anyway. I can sort of understand going to the screenings with live performers and getting all dressed up and stuff, but all those canned in-jokes they shout at during the screening are just cringeworthy.
There's so much shit to remember, you're not able to concentrate on the film.
|>>|| No. 15927
Rocky Horror is the definition of a "cult" movie- the fanbase really does resemble one.
What's also concerning is the number of young, naive, innocent girls who enjoy it and assimilate their enjoyment for it as part of their personality, much like Tim Burton films and Johnny Depp in general, with apparent blindness to the sheer perversion most of the film revolves around.
Ask a young "alternative" looking girl if she likes RHPS, the answer is probably yes. Ask her if she likes to be tied up and spanked by a man dressed in heels and a corset, and she would probably recoil in horror.
*observations mainly based on my ex and her friends
|>>|| No. 15931
Oh Christ, my mam and dad went to a Rocky Horror show of sorts where you get to join in and my dad got to be Riff Raff. No idea who my mum was in it. This was before I was born. I remember when I found an old photo album that me and my aunt looked through and it was pictures of their outing at the Rocky horror. When I turned to one page my aunt immediately closed the book and just said "er bit rude". Never did see what the contents of that photobook again.
I rather not think of what my parents were like before me especially the sex part. As far as I'm concerned the only time they've had sex was to conceive me, my brother and shortly before that one time I found a condom in their room. The way my dad talks about my mam is if she is the most vanilla and innocent being. I mean christ I've only heard her swear once. They always talk about a holiday they had in Portugal though I've never had proper details about it other than my dad losing money at a casino in the first night. There are so many question like how much money and did he do a Funland and have a gangster "buy" his wife for the night.
But yeah I'd rather never think about it.
|>>|| No. 15932
I found a huge dildo in my mums cupboard when I was about 17. She also had some of them furry handcuffs. It was about that time I realised my mum was a real person, just as fucked as anyone else. It was a healthy realisation.
A few days later I showed my girlfriend it and ended up handcuffing her to my bed and fucking her with the dildo while I put my dick in her arse. Life is what you make of it.
|>>|| No. 15933
I know of someone who found a video of his mum fucking her then-boyfriend, he used to wank to it on a regular basis. He also has a foot fetish, which is far worse in my opinion.
|>>|| No. 15934
You handled and used your mums dildo? You need to get yourself knotted and locked up, m8.
|>>|| No. 15935
I agree, however his actions should not really come as a shock if you consider some of the previous antics people here have gotten up to.
|>>|| No. 15936
I think Purpz needs to change his advertising policies and approaches. It seems writing the URL in the bogs of the local sex clubs isn't attracting the kind of classy clientele we hoped for.
|>>|| No. 15938
I seem to recall some early day threads about the .gs URL being written in some toilets in London.
|>>|| No. 15939
Isn't that just going to confuse normies who don't understand about the gs tld or domain name hacks?
|>>|| No. 15940
Shush. I'm sitting in /y/ all alone every night with my trousers around my ankles and my flaccid chap in hand, waiting for someone to post. We need more men who confuse the .gs part like I did and ended up stuck here forever.
|>>|| No. 15942
>domain name hacks
Huh? It's hardly more of a hack then .tv or whatever surely?
|>>|| No. 15946
If you consider it a hack, tell me the headline that Lifehacker would use for publishing it.
|>>|| No. 15947
What would that prove? Look, it's widely known as domain name hacking, and has been for years. You can be as outraged by the misappropriation of the word hack as you like, it won't change anything.
|>>|| No. 15948
It won't? And there was me thinking I was an arbiter of the English language.
|>>|| No. 15953
... yeah, I understood that. I don't think you understand how to use sarcasm. It doesn't work if you were actually doing the thing you're being sarcastic about.
|>>|| No. 16151
Not really deserving of a new thread, or for that matter if it is a hidden gem, but I just watched the final series of Treme and it is fantastic.
From the mind of one of the 'The Wire' writers, a look at post hurricane Katrina New Orleans against a backdrop of music and culture.
|>>|| No. 16402
It could have been a considerably better film if they focused more on hysteria and the invention of the vibrator instead of the romance story with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who I am convinced they have dubbed over with Emma Thompson, and her righteousness about helping the poor and equality for women (messages they laid on with all the subtlety of a brick to the face) but it's still a charming little film.
|>>|| No. 16680
Good to see this thread still going.
Just finished watching this. Thriller/good melodrama of three stories about the effect of modern technology on people. Very "relevant" topic, but the quality of the acting carries it. Not a very happy film, possibly powerful.
|>>|| No. 16742
I thought this was going to be another shitty crime film on Netflix that my girlfriend decided to put on, but it was a lot better than I expected. The poster sends the wrong message - it's a light comedy and Christopher Walken is the lead actor, not Morgan Freeman. Walken, Freeman and Macy work as security guards at an art gallery and are distraught to learn that their favourite pieces of art have been sold to a gallery in Copenhagen, so they plan to steal them while they're being taken to the airport. I've just had a look on Wiki and it says it was never released at the cinema because the distributor went bankrupt.
|>>|| No. 16961
It's just District 9 with robots in Brixton but you can probably tell that from the poster. Still worth the five minutes it takes to watch.
They get high in the same way as Bender does in the Hell Is Other Robots episode.
|>>|| No. 16968
I watched 'Election' (1999) this morning on Film 4. It was really good. Here's a clip.
|>>|| No. 16969
I watched two really good films, both starring Clive Owen, recently.
The first was 'Shoot 'Em Up', which was really fucking good. I was expecting a stupid action film but it was actually a blend of Sin City and Payback, with great black humour and perfect delivery from Owen. No wonder Robert Egbert gave it 3.5/4.
The other was 'The International', which was a good quality conspiracy thriller about arms companies and whatnot. Definitely worth checking out.
|>>|| No. 16973
Dead Man's Shoes? Wikipedia says it's set in Matlock.
Though it could really be anywhere in the Midlands, it's not important to the plot.
|>>|| No. 16975
You're fucking there, mate, so get in that car and fuck off.
|>>|| No. 16977
This one is amazing. Watched years before I moved to England, feels good to know that it PORTRAYS EXACTLY HOW MUCH OF A HOPELESS SHITHOLE THE MIDLANDS ARE
|>>|| No. 16980
Nah, it's not too bad - house rent prices are decent, loads of nice countryside, people are alright. Actually, thats only Notts, everything outside is a bit forgettable.
|>>|| No. 17048
CJ de Mooi is apparently appearing/starring a film later this year according to the paean to his ego that is his website. I wonder if this will fall into the category of "hidden gems" or not.
Sage for contributing little to nothing.
|>>|| No. 17306
>Red Rock West
A modern western starring Nicolas Cage. This is pretty close to a definition of a hidden gem with a great cast and a story that really takes you in and holds you.
It also has J. T. Walsh in it which really shouldn't have been left out of the poster.
Its a superhero parody that feels like a cross between Super and Hobo with a Shotgun minus all the gore.
That may sound like something that would barely pass the time but it stars Woody Harrelson in a role that is well suited to him and has its fair share of slapstick fights. Its fun and if 'super parody' was a genre of its own this would be the best.
A cook travels across America in a food-truck after quitting his job because his boss was a dick and a critic a fucking assclown. Despite the topic its a good lighthearted adventure film that might motivate you to cook something instead of living off ready meals.
Tom Cruise has the mind of an infant so he made this with his own production company. Our hero Jack Reacher (played by Tom Cruise, naturally) is a reclusive war veteran and all around super-detective-cop who makes women's panties wet with a smile and can pound any guys ass into the pavement with his super army soldier skills.
A 90s ghost movie starring Michael J Fox. Fuck you.
>The Legend of 1900
Its kinda like Forest Gump only its about a piano playing guy who never leaves the ship he was probably born on. The film will make you pretty damn reflective if you happen to be a reclusive shell of a man who never leaves his comfort zone.
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>Tom Cruise has the mind of an infant so he made this with his own production company.
You forgot the pioneering shooting techniques required in order to properly reflect a 6'-6" Reacher with only a 5'-6" Cruise to hand without using an apple crate. I swear, at times it looks like the cast aren't even looking each other in the face.
|>>|| 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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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>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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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>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.
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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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