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High Rise Director Ben Wheatley's 21 British Films You Need To See

http://www.esquire.co.uk/culture/film/interviews/g9684/the-21-british-films-you-have-to-see/

 

Get Carter

 
Mike Hodges (1971)

 

Up from London, a hoodlum scours Newcastle and Gateshead for his brother's killers.

 

"I heard about it at school; everyone saw it and was talking about it, and it sounded like the greatest film ever, so evil and perverse and horrific, when it's described to you by a 12-year-old. I was probably 17 or 18 when I eventually saw it. Michael Caine's central performance is so hard, and there's something sweaty and sleazy and Seventies about it. It doesn't feel like they were playing; they weren't acting, they were just being. The whole film feels like a hangover. Caine walking around naked but not being ripped – you can't imagine a modern actor looking doughy like that now. He didn't give a fuck what he looked like because he was a complete geezer. The pace of it as well: a proper heart-pounding B-movie. It's a cowboy movie as well as a revenge drama. If they all put hats on and did it on horses, they wouldn't have to change much of it. Except for the pornography subplot. And, of course, it's endlessly quotable, if badly, not quite right. 'You're a big man but you're out of shape but for me it's a full-time job.' I'm not sure that's right; that's the one people always get wrong. [The line is: 'You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full-time job.'] Ha ha ha! Anyway, so much good stuff.""

 

Robbery

 

Peter Yates (1967)

 

Great Train Robbery fictionalised, with half-hour-long great train-robbery sequence.

 

""Peter Yates also directed Bullitt, which is not a British film, but we could put it in brackets on this list. Robbery is absolutely phenomenal. It's got some of the best car chases ever shot in London by a country mile. Obviously, someone saw it and goes, "Why don't you do Bullitt?" The massive car chase in Bullitt, which everyone remembers, and is a cultural moment, comes from this film about London gangsters based on the Great Train Robbery. It's a very modern film; Yates is a super-modern film-maker. And if you watch Robbery, then watch Bullitt, and then Yates' The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), you start to understand the career of Michael Mann. The end of Bullitt is the end of Mann's Heat (1995) — all comes from Robbery. So it's quite an important film in that respect, and very enjoyable."

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THANKS! HOOPER is a Big Screen Holy Grail!

 

Oh, you are welcome.

 

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Vern: "No new reviews today, but in honor of the Rio Olympics here's an old one of Dolph Lundgren in PENTATHLON"

 

Appropriate. Also, I should probably see it for the hilarity of David Soul playing a Neo-Nazi.

 

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Thomas Jane, ladies and gentlemen...

 

Wow. That is quite the way to advertise to get more organ donors.

 

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It just occurred to me that I haven't seen JOE PANTOLIANO in a movie in a long, long time.  So I looked him up on Wikipedia and found this sad info...

 

I did not know that about Joey Pants either.

 

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Writer/director Joe Begos makes the case for his wild horror film 'The Mind's Eye'

 

I did not like his first movie Almost Human but maybe this will be better, even if I fear from the description that it's another one of those things where they try way too hard to be "cool".

 

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High Rise Director Ben Wheatley's 21 British Films You Need To See

 

Interesting. As I figured, not all of the movies I had heard of before, but it's all good as it means I have more recommendations.

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Andre Dellamorte: "With home video on the decline will the next generation have their GOONIES or HOCUS POCUSes?"

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Nic Cage returns to baby stealing territory with an insane Willem Dafoe in Paul Schrader's DOG EAT DOG!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75926?utm_source=full-feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_term=coolnews&utm_campaign=1310_RSS

 

"Paul Schrader is a guy who I wish would make a movie a year. Like every storyteller that has ever lived, he's had winners and losers, but what I love about his work as a writer and director is the tone he can convey through his characters. Whether the story around them works or not, he always does a good job at creating characters that force you to watch as they crawl through the gutters of human emotion.

 

I mean, the man gave us Travis Bickle."

 

 

 

 

"I kinda love that Nic Cage has swung back to a character that's kidnapping babies, coming full circle to his Raising Arizona days. Dafoe comes off as lovably dumb and kinda insane, which is a good fit for him. Bring it on!"

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Thoughts on Eisner's THE CRAZIES? I was underwhelmed - I'm Team CARRIERS - but I'm now kind of eager to revisit.

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(Hey, Engineer) This Is Neat:

 

What if Blade Runner was a 1940’s Film Noir? Watch the trailer here

http://www.liveforfilm.com/2016/08/06/what-if-blade-runner-was-a-1940s-film-noir-watch-the-trailer-here/

 

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Nic Cage returns to baby stealing territory with an insane Willem Dafoe in Paul Schrader's DOG EAT DOG!

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75926?utm_source=full-feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_term=coolnews&utm_campaign=1310_RSS

 

"Paul Schrader is a guy who I wish would make a movie a year. Like every storyteller that has ever lived, he's had winners and losers, but what I love about his work as a writer and director is the tone he can convey through his characters. Whether the story around them works or not, he always does a good job at creating characters that force you to watch as they crawl through the gutters of human emotion.

 

I mean, the man gave us Travis Bickle."

 

 

 

 

Finally watched this trailer. Probably a good move that, at least going by the trailer, it's aiming for some dark humor. The book is straight up ugly and unpleasant. A little twisted levity to go with the mayhem would be welcome.

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Arguably my favorite Hoffman performance, though I can't deny how brilliant he is in Rain Man (one of the few Best Picture winners that I can say "yeah, that deserved it").

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(Hey, Engineer) This Is Neat:

 

What if Blade Runner was a 1940’s Film Noir? Watch the trailer here

 

Not bad.  I typically like these "what if" re-edits, especially when they're done by people who really seem to love the films in question.  I was expecting carefully-selected Bogart voice-over lines, THE MALTESE FALCON score music and lots of text-wipes across the screen like real 1940 film ads, but what we got there was pretty good.  I hope Villeneuve's sequel above all retains the original film's sense of mystery and rain-soaked melancholy.  

 

I'm already not looking forward to modern-day sweeping, fakey-CGI visual imagery, and hopefully Denis -- one of our better new filmmakers -- will keep all that in-check.  We don't need Lucas or Besson on this, we need lived-in and real texture.  I was speaking with someone at work today about this very topic, that as long as DV keeps his ENEMY style sensibility, a BLADE RUNNER sequel should/could go fairly smoothly.  After all, the rich and powerful have all gone up to the Off-World Colonies... It's the damaged and downtrodden that stayed in Los Angeles.  The ones that keep noir wonderful.

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Came to a decision. I'll watch the 3D version of this. Anderson is one of the best users of 3D in the business.

 

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Finally watched this trailer. Probably a good move that, at least going by the trailer, it's aiming for some dark humor. The book is straight up ugly and unpleasant. A little twisted levity to go with the mayhem would be welcome.

 

Have you read much Bunker?

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Came to a decision. I'll watch the 3D version of this. Anderson is one of the best users of 3D in the business.



I just bought the RETRIBUTION 3D blu at a pawn shop today. I really enjoy that one. That new poster couldn't be more HUNGER GAMES. Trailer tomorrow!
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Arguably my favorite Hoffman performance, though I can't deny how brilliant he is in Rain Man (one of the few Best Picture winners that I can say "yeah, that deserved it").

 

My Top 10 Favorites:

 

1. STRAIGHT TIME

2. MIDNIGHT COWBOY

3. STRAW DOGS

4. PAPILLON

5. MARATHON MAN

6.  KRAMER VS KRAMER

7. ISHTAR

8.  LENNY

9.  TOOTSIE

10. RAIN MAN

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Have you read much Bunker?

 

A couple. No Beast is terrific. Dog Eat Dog not so much. Hoping Cage and Dafoe can infuse some spark into the characters that was missing on the page.

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Thoughts on Eisner's THE CRAZIES?

 

I've never seen it; however, I do have it on DVD as part of a 4 pack of horror films and as the original can easily be found online, I should watch both to compare them, and I think I'll actually do that soon.

 

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What if Blade Runner was a 1940’s Film Noir? Watch the trailer here

 

Nicely done.

 

Tonight, what I watched was something I'd seen before, but I watched it again so I could give it a better review on Letterboxd. But it's OK, as Shadow of a Doubt is great and it's one of my favorites when it comes to Hitchcock. Besides it being a dark story done very well, the lead performances by Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten are simply outstanding. Henry Travers and Hume Cronyn talking about the ways they would like to murder each other: still awesome.

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Huh. JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON premieres August 19th, next week! Nice surprise. With this and the new seasons of VIKINGS, BOSCH and PREACHER to catch up on it's time to renew my Amazon subscription.
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This Is Dope: How crazy cool is this French Poster for Carpenter's DARK STAR!

 

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A Bit of Random: Ya know what would've been a badassss 80's buddy movie pairing? Charlie Bronson and Jim Brown. A perfect for Cannon combo!

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Japanese RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER trailer

http://youtu.be/GH_kDhqzIb8

Didn't do much for me, as soon as I heard the filming locations I knew this would be FURY ROAD from the director of SOLDIER. But I like that it all takes place back at Raccoon.
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Is BIOHAZARD what they are calling RE in Japan?

 

I think we'll get a better idea on what the film be when the Official Trailer comes up.

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Huh. JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON premieres August 19th, next week! Nice surprise. With this and the new seasons of VIKINGS, BOSCH and PREACHER to catch up on it's time to renew my Amazon subscription.

 

Think it's just the pilot that will start up that day. Hopefully it will be received well enough for the full season to get the go ahead down the line.

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The Netflix Trailer for LUKE CAGE is up. Looks awesome.

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Hunter Lurie Twitter Truth: "DARK BLUE (Shelton, '03): The south central ambush & mid-riot chase sequence is one that any sane director should strive to have on a resume"

 

"wait DARK BLUE had one of the best taglines of all time "1992, L.A. is at boiling point. One cop's turning up the heat.""

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Second Glance: Spike Lee’s Powerful, Underrated Crime Drama ‘Clockers’

The 1995 film also teamed writer Richard Price with his future 'The Night Of' star John Turturro.

 

http://flavorwire.com/586303/second-glance-spike-lees-powerful-underrated-crime-drama-clockers

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Always liked CLOCKERS.  Both the novel and the film.  Richard Price is terrific and Spike really hit it home.

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Is BIOHAZARD what they are calling RE in Japan?

 

 

Yes, the movies are actually extremely popular in Japan too. When I visit Tokyo, I usually catch retrospectives at Japanese Cinema houses, they have ones for Meiko Kaij, Godzilla, Chiba, Gosha, etc. By far the most popular one I went to was an RE marathon just after Extinction came out. 

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Universal Japan has been taken over by the series every Halloween. In Orlando a couple years back they did the RE 2 game and it was perfect, the detail was amazing. They even had a portion of the maze play out like the game was paused, and it pauses right as Leon is falling out a window shooting a Licker. The shards of glass stayed suspended, it was so cool.
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Felix, have you ever seen a Romero Zombie film?

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Coming Soon:

 

 

"Lionsgate to bring HAMBURGER HILL to #Bluray"

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Interesting. Seems like Lionsgate is finally putting their toes in the water to release more catalog titles. Hope they get on NARROW MARGIN and fast.

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How does HAMBURGER HILL stack up against the rest of that 80's 'Nam wave for you?
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First World Movie Fan Problems:  I really want to own John Badham's THE HARD WAY on blu-ray.  It's not available in the USA yet, though.  And even the UK edition has no extras of any kind.  I want commentaries, location featurettes, isolated score with additional commentary by Rubenstein.

 

 

Come on, Universal.  We're waiting.

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How does HAMBURGER HILL stack up against the rest of that 80's 'Nam wave for you?

 

Not all that high. Always sort of found it middling. But I like that it's getting a blu release just because it's another sign that Lionsgate is digging a bit deeper to find stuff to put out beyond the 8th blu release of TERMINATOR 2.

 

What did you think of it?

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Felix, have you ever seen a Romero Zombie film?

 

I've seen Dawn of the Dead. The Zach Snyder one as well.

 

Also.

 

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Not all that high. Always sort of found it middling. But I like that it's getting a blu release just because it's another sign that Lionsgate is digging a bit deeper to find stuff to put out beyond the 8th blu release of TERMINATOR 2.

 

What did you think of it?

 

Been a long time. However, I am a fan of John Irvinn, and I seem to recall digging how raw and stripped down it was in contrast to PLATOON. There's nothing more to it except putting you right in the shit.

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20th Anniversary Shout Out!

 

 

Maybe only myself and HT give it the deserved Thread love, but my Video Store buddy and I were just geeking out over it the other day. I was going on about revisiting NEW YORK, and he was telling me L.A. was up there with FACE/OFF as a Action movie he can put on anytime.  It's so fun. Carpenter's last classic.

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A Birthday Shout Out For Genre Hero Robert Aldrich.

 

A critic said a few years ago:  Aldrich is "a wonderful director nearly 30 years dead now, whose body of work is in danger of slipping over the horizon"

 

If the day comes when THE DIRTY DOZEN and THE LONGEST YARD are no longer worshiped by Action fans I finally give up on the world.

 

His body of work is a cornerstone of what this Thread is about.

 

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I've seen Dawn of the Dead. The Zach Snyder one as well.

Also.




That looks like fun. If you're gonna needle-drop, at least it's lyrics are relevant and they stick with it through the trailer.
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Birthday Shout Out For A Thread Sensation:

 

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This Is Dope: How crazy cool is this French Poster for Carpenter's DARK STAR!

 

That is certainly colorful.

 

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A Bit of Random: Ya know what would've been a badassss 80's buddy movie pairing? Charlie Bronson and Jim Brown. A perfect for Cannon combo!

 

That may have been the manliest on-screen duo in cinematic history; I am disappointed it never happened.

 

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Check out these exclusive Behind the Scenes ALIENS pics.

 

Nice. As that's one of my favorites, no surprise then that this would be of interest to me.

 

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Yes, the movies are actually extremely popular in Japan too. When I visit Tokyo, I usually catch retrospectives at Japanese Cinema houses, they have ones for Meiko Kaij, Godzilla, Chiba, Gosha, etc. By far the most popular one I went to was an RE marathon just after Extinction came out. 

 

Wow. I now have a valid explanation for why there have been so many Resident Evil movies.

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"Quentin Tarantino dancing during the filming of the Jack Rabbit Slim’s scene on the set of Pulp Fiction"

 

https://twitter.com/41Strange/status/763083300508270592

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Felix, have you ever seen a Romero Zombie film?

 

I am not Felix but I have seen some of them. Pretty soon I'll rewatch Night as it's been a long while with that.

 

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First World Movie Fan Problems:  I really want to own John Badham's THE HARD WAY on blu-ray. 

 

It would be nice when I finally see the film in the future to watch it via a nice Blu release.

 

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A Birthday Shout Out For Genre Hero Robert Aldrich.

 

Looking at his filmography, he really did direct plenty of worthwhile movies, from chilling movies like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? to several action classics and a Burt Reynolds favorite.

 

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Birthday Shout Out For A Thread Sensation:

 

Sam Elliott is now 72 years old, which makes me feel old.

 

I already did my one interesting activity for the day: just days ago an Applebee's restaurant opened in town, so me and someone else went there for dinner. The food was good and I won't complain too much about the service, as it was pretty busy there.

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Wow. I now have a valid explanation for why there have been so many Resident Evil movies.

 

I don't think people give enough credit to the RE films. The sets, 3D and creature effects are first rate. Anderson also shoots clear easy to follow action (Which i think we all know is a rarity in action films these days). Considering how relatively low the budgets are, the RE films can consistantly make a profit.

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Nice write up by the legendary Michael Gingold:

 

How SUPERMAN III Was My SUICIDE SQUAD

 

The urge to demonize negative SUICIDE SQUAD reviews is nothing new.

 

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/08/09/how-superman-iii-was-my-suicide-squad

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I've been a big fan of the Resident Evil franchise since the games started in 1996. I've seen every movie at the theater and he last two in 3D. I love those films. They're just a whole lot of fun and felix is right. Anderson really knows how to exploit 3D.

I'm a fan of Escape From L. A. as well. My Parents took me to the first showing on the first day. It gets talked down about, but I dig it a lot.

Same with Hamburger Hill. I'm happy it's getting a blu release finally.
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Another Escape from LA fan right here too! Saw it at the theater. Was my favorite movie of Summer '96.

It's a way underrated good time. Shame it doesn't get more love.

Can't go wrong with Kurt!
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