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post #151 of 173

When I was much younger, I caught the movie The Cement Garden on television and the odd themes of three children left alone in a house by themselves somehow burnt itself into my mind. I still find myself thinking of that movie on occasion and can remember entire scenes even though I only saw them once and it was around fifteen years ago.

 

post #152 of 173
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I remember Chris Rock's character's death really bothering me for some reason.


Yeah, him yelling "daddy!" while bleeding out was another shocking moment. I like Rock as a comedian but too often he's been relegated to bad romantic comedies and Adam Sandler movies. Nurse Betty made me think he could be very sinister and yet sympathetic.

 

For that reason I'm curious about 2 Days in New York, the Julie Delpy directed movie from last year (that's actually a sequel to another movie I need to see, 2 Days in Paris). Both are currently on Instant!

post #153 of 173

Glad to see Dogtooth mentioned a couple times.That's the first thing I thought of as an example.

post #154 of 173

Jacob's Ladder: Dream on and Danny Aiello's speech.

post #155 of 173
videodrome the ideas the the whole concept
post #156 of 173

I recently watched Bellflower, and I got to admit, the whole thing is sticking with me.  Takes a real look at what passes for masculinity these days. 

post #157 of 173

Another vote for Saving Private Ryan, particularly the landings and Mellish's death. For me the latter is Spielberg's most affecting commentary on the Jewish experience in World War 2, by virtue of being such an intimate statement that helplessness can be the unverse's reward for standing up to something, or someone, bigger than you. The German's "Shhh..." gives me the chills whenever I think of it.

 

The Mist is another great choice, as is The Fountain, for entirely different reasons and evoking diametrically opposite feelings.

 

A weird one for me is that strange Peter Weller film, The New Age. I'm not even sure I could tell you why, not having seen it for over a decade, but clearly something about it must have struck a chord since it's a film my brain irrationally reminds me of on a regular basis.

post #158 of 173
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I recently watched Bellflower, and I got to admit, the whole thing is sticking with me.  Takes a real look at what passes for masculinity these days. 

 

For related reasons, except it's a more positive vision of maleness, I haven't been able to shake The Grey since watching it nearly a year ago. Strangely, it also inhibits any desire to see it again.

post #159 of 173
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Just gonna leave this here.

 


Oh well thanks very fucking much for that!

post #160 of 173
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Another vote for Saving Private Ryan, particularly the landings and Mellish's death. For me the latter is Spielberg's most affecting commentary on the Jewish experience in World War 2, by virtue of being such an intimate statement that helplessness can be the unverse's reward for standing up to something, or someone, bigger than you. The German's "Shhh..." gives me the chills whenever I think of it.

 

The Mist is another great choice, as is The Fountain, for entirely different reasons and evoking diametrically opposite feelings.

 

A weird one for me is that strange Peter Weller film, The New Age. I'm not even sure I could tell you why, not having seen it for over a decade, but clearly something about it must have struck a chord since it's a film my brain irrationally reminds me of on a regular basis.

 

I caught a double bill of THE MIST and SWEENEY TODD when they were first released, and felt kinda dirty for days after.

post #161 of 173
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Yeah, him yelling "daddy!" while bleeding out was another shocking moment. I like Rock as a comedian but too often he's been relegated to bad romantic comedies and Adam Sandler movies. Nurse Betty made me think he could be very sinister and yet sympathetic.

 

For that reason I'm curious about 2 Days in New York, the Julie Delpy directed movie from last year (that's actually a sequel to another movie I need to see, 2 Days in Paris). Both are currently on Instant!


Yep, that was it.  The "Daddy" thing.

post #162 of 173
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It takes a hell of a lot for a movie to get to me, but a few of films I saw recently that made me feel dirty for days are SALO, A SERBIAN FILM, IRREVERSIBLE and VISITOR Q.

 

ASF and VISITOR Q shouldn't have had that effect on me, since they're so tongue-in-cheek, but there was still something about them I couldn't shake.

 

 

Visitor Q is one of those films that has you in a 'I don't know what the fuck I just watched, and I should be more offended than I am but what the fuck did I just watch?' kind of mood for days afterwards. I'm pretty sure it's that last scene with the breastfeeding. Intellectually you know you should be repulsed, but it has your emotional side going, 'Aww...'. And you KNOW that's fucked up, but you have zero control over it.

 

I saw Harry Brown recently and it had me feeling vaguely dirty for a few days after, though not for good reasons. That film tries to mix exploitation and legitimate drama and fails badly, and when Sean Harris turned up as Not-Gollum the film seemed to take a turn into the legitimately nasty. Not confronting-nasty, fucking nasty-nasty It was like every over-60s right-wing shock jock's wet dream.

post #163 of 173
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post #164 of 173
Alright I'll own up to it. The movie Skeleton Key gave me depression for days.

The ending touches upon one of my biggest fears (losing control of one's body) and it gave me a few nightmares especially because I didn't see it coming.
post #165 of 173

Just thought of one.  When I was a kid, I would get up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons while my mom slept in.  One Saturday, I got up extra early for some reason (around 4:00 AM) and  when I turned the TV on, Mom had left it tuned to HBO.  They were playing the really weird, super British horror movie "Paperhouse".  In my half-asleep haze I watched as a young girl fell into a nightmare alternate reality world of her own making to escape the realities of her broken home.  This movie scared the shit out of me.  For years after I thought I had dreamed it or made it up in my head since I never saw it on TV again, and never saw it at the video store.  Not until the internet came around did I track it down again.  I've always thought this early morning viewing shaped my tastes in a pretty profound way, leading to my love of directors like Lynch and Cronenburg.  But still, when I think of the young disabled boy looking out of the window of the paper house, I get kinda terrified for a moment.

post #166 of 173

The Wrestler-The sympathy that Arronofsky, Siegel's script, and Rourke elicit for Randy is heartbreaking. By the time Randy sleeps through his dinner he misses with his daughter, I was thinking, "How much can Randy put us through?" Not that this made me dislike the movie at all. I loved this about the movie. He's so powerful physically and well meaning, but so weak and disappointing. The end match was one of the only times I can remember thinking in a movie, "Please don't die. Please don't die. This movie cannot do this to me." After how much Randy puts us through, both to make us like him and to be disappointed by him, I didn't want to believe that he'd break everyone's heart in the end. Seeing the Ayatollah character tell Randy it's enough and to just pin him was like he was speaking for the audience.

 

Philadelphia-This reduced me to tears. The amazing photography, sensitive direction, Hanks' performance, and the crushing Neil Young song are just too much for me. Why must you torture me, Neil Young?

post #167 of 173

Being a new parent and watching Kids really screwed me up.

post #168 of 173

Just watched the Danish mixed live action/animated film Princess, and while it's probably a bit premature to say "haunted," I think it's one that's going to resonate for a while. I don't know if I'd even call it a "good" movie, as the live action parts manage to hit all the worst found footage and "serious indie" cliches, but the animated sections are simultaneously gorgeous and deeply disturbing, and there's occasional flashes of outright brilliance *MINOR SPOILER* the highlight of which is probably a gunfight that instead of showing the character's deaths flashes quickly to their ultimate fates and their absence in the lives of loved ones. In a movie all about consequence and choice it was a great moment that I think will stick with me for a while.

post #169 of 173

Every couple of years Zodiac jumps into my head and won't get out. It remains my favorite Fincher film, and it's a testament to his skill on that film that every so often I just kind of HAVE to know who did it, even though I had never really known anything prior to 2007.

 

This seems like the perfect time to buy it on Blu-ray. Any advice/warnings with the different versions?

post #170 of 173

I got the version that looks like one of Zodiac's letters.  The transfer is gorgeous.

 

I'm with you, Ben. This is far and away my favorite Fincher film.

post #171 of 173
The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica.
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post #173 of 173
Travolta's demeanor at the end of Blow Out. Horrific.
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