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Best (off-the-grid) movies you've seen in a long time?

Old 12-13-10, 12:14 AM
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Barry Munday; I posted a thread about it in October? when it was on HDNet, being that it's a Magnolia limited release film. It was very funny and I liked how they used the camera in an unusual way compared to most comedies in that it was a second-person perspective.
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/\ I didn't catch that when it was on HDNet, but I did notice the other day that it is available at Redbox. I'll probably check it out this week.
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Originally Posted by inri222
I really loved this too. Of course, I've loved everything I've seen from the Dardenne brothers, but still this was one of my most memorable theater-going experiences of recent years.
Originally Posted by RichC2
Was this actually good? I saw a trailer for it before Moon in theaters and was laughing at how bad it looked, in large part to the trailer the studio put together which was every arthouse foreign movie cliche thrown into one.
The Dardennes are a bit divisive, but no matter what you think of their films I think it would be hard to justify calling them cliche (the trailer, of course, is another matter entirely.) Bresson seems to be the most common comparison (and "L'enfant" does contain some direct references to "Pickpocket"), but they have their own, very identifiable style.
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Since this is bumped, here's a relatively recent discovery for me that I really liked. A fantastic film.

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Available on Netflix Streaming, found this gem while checking out the IMDB top 250 and thought it was worth a look. Absolutely terrific. Pretty mature content...this is not for little kids. Takes a very dark turn near the end with some incredibly heavy subject matter. Seen it twice now and will likely buy the Blu Ray.


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