At 3/3/13 12:11 PM, Otto wrote:
Some notable films I've loved:
Eternal Sunshine For The Spotless Mind, Chun King Express, The 400 Blows
YEEEEEEES. Uh, sorry, there just aren't an awful lot of 400 Blows shout-outs on the BBS and it's more or less my favorite movie. Anyway, recommendations: have you seen In the Mood for Love? It's by Wong Kar Wai, who directed Chungking Express, and I think it's his best film (for that matter I think it's one of anyone's best films), so if you haven't seen it you should definitely check it out.
Other recommendations off the top of my head:
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Herzog, '70s)
Paris, Texas (Wenders, '80s)
The Host (Bong, '00s)- awesome Korean monster movie.
A Boy and His Dog (Jones, '70s)
Repo Man (Cox, '80s)
Zero de Conduite (Vigo, '30s)- Huge influence on 400 Blows (the scene with the kids all gradually sneaking away from the gym teacher is a direct homage).
Holy Motors (Carax, '10s)- I just watched it this weekend. One review I read accurately described it as a "bugfuck masterpiece."
The Fall (Singh, '00s)
The Secret of Kells (Moore, '00s)- Gorgeous little animated film from Ireland that came out of nowhere to get an Oscar nomination.
Drive (Refn, '10s)
Babe: Pig in the City (Miller, '90s)- But seriously.
Dark City (Proyas, '90s)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Zeitlin, '10s)- Maybe my favorite film of last year.
At 3/3/13 03:15 PM, Hemlok wrote:
Yes, definitely watch this at some point too. Fantastic movie.