|Mr. BC wants me to fill up his Netflix queue (list of movies for future viewing that are then mailed to you and you mail back) and I'm having trouble lately filling up my own. Popular mixed with obscure is always good. My last three selections, for myself, included School of Rock (goofy comedy, but I haven't actually watched it yet so I don't know if that's true), Ararat (Turks committing genocide on Armenians last century) and Once were Warriors (totally compelling totally depressing Aussie flick).
I am starting out his queue with On the Waterfront because of the many many movies I like I can't think of one I like more.
He's a family man so kid movies are ok too. Ok, ready, jump right in.
I think I got from somebody around here once the suggestion of Little Dieter Needs to Fly and Mr. BC and I both enjoyed that immensly. Ok, this is it, ready...go.
school of rock is cute but its really for kids although enjoyable enough if you appreciate jack blacks antics.
I think "Celebration" might be my favourite movie.
never heard of it. not available on video or dvd.
ooops. I meant "The Celebration".
hi jimlouis. It is interesting to recommend movies to someone you don't know (and school of rock has thrown me off a bit, but I haven't seen it and now will most likely rent it :-) Is Big Fish out on DVD? There was talk about it on the site and I saw it on the plane the other day, I thought it was worth a rental (I also saw 50 First Blind Dates - ugh - why?! And just to completely embarrass my self - and go back to my crying on the plane theory Ė now I know it must be because of lack of oxygen- I cried at the end!). I caught Klute the other night on late night cable, that was one I had forgotten about and a good re-see (I donít think for kids though ;-). The Day of the Jackal? All the President's Men? Best in Show?
Thanks peoples. Uh, let's see before I checked back here, this morning I put six on his list, Big Fish, Tripletts of Bellville (actually both of those might have been inspired by Selma's recent mentions somewhere on the tree and/but I've been curious about the both of them), Mystic River, On the Waterfront, Down with Love (my embarrassing indulgence, but it's cute and pretty well written), and American Splendor. I'm not sure any of us are actually recommending School of Rock but I'm actually looking forward to it to cleanse the palate of my pysche after the hanging in the last flick I watched. Ima check out The Celebration, and Jason and the Argonauts I remember but only vaguely so I'll probably queue it up too. (Oh, Netflix is a little behind on The Celebration, they have it as a soon to be released, even though it's a 1998 flick?)
what a fun question when the kid is asleep, i have some chilly beers in the fridge and mike is out. these are not necessarily my favorites, but just ones that come to mind tonight.
oooh Safe Men was funny! I forgot all about that film. I like Mike Leigh too but I don't find him funny, more like gruelling agony ( "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" only more raw and painful).
back by popular demand -- my collection
Linda, I liked Victor Salva's Jeepers Creepers horror movies so I went back and checked out "Powder," and I liked it a lot. Salva's plea for understanding of the psychokinetic/homoerotic/Christlike outsider is heavy handed, but it's brilliant heavy handed. What a visual director! He's very similar to Spielberg but the things I find false and contrived in Spielberg I find gripping in Salva's work. With the latter I don't mind being manipulated because what he's showing me is so amazing. The scene where he makes the hunter feel the dying deer's pain, or the one where he acts as a channel for the dying woman who can't speak--so over the top! What a wildly emotional movie!
for Boorman (crossover topic re Alex's post) I like his psychedelic crime flick Point Blank
Boorman's The General.
the swimmer, anything with peter sellers, its mad mad mad mad world, last picture show, (fyi, bc is another texas guy, i know enough already) lonsome dove series or any mcmurtrey really, breakfast at tiffinays, any : linklater, todd stoltz, harmony corinne (go gummo!) and gus van vandt (esp drugstore cowboy) projects. thin man series, ditto on steve mcqueen (esp junior bonner). hud. paris, texas. wild at heart. over the edge. endless summer, dogtown z boys. black orpheus, brasil.
movies by philosophical cateorization
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse just got reissued, on DVD.
The list that keeps on giving. I'm still picking stuff out of here.
Dave and I had a lively discussion of Igby (tom yea dave boo) vs Tenenbaums (both like).
Just saw The Last Detail again two nights ago. Amazing.
Favourites of the past few months: