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Old 10-22-21, 06:37 PM
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Great movies that only you know about in your circles?

Iím talking movies that if you told anyone you know, the title, typically, most wonít know. like family, SO, most others you interact with. The very tiny, great gems you love, but most never heard. Of course, we know them, but people you know donít usually.

The Station Agent
Moon
In Bruges
The Cooler


for startersÖ
Old 10-22-21, 07:35 PM
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Caligula (j/k)
The Lost Boys
Fright Night
Basket Case
House
House II
Black Mass
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Way too many
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Way too many
I never heard or seen that one. Is that with Randy Quaid?
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Really, most of my favorite movies.

Everyone I know IRL watches shit.
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I'm not in any circles.
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Do they have to be "great" movies? We have some cult ones we enjoy many would not like.

The Exterminator would be an example of that. We all dig it but most probably wouldn't call it great and probably not know it.


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Re: Great movies that only you know about in your circles?

Pretty much anything made before 1977 or so.
Old 10-23-21, 12:48 PM
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A shitload of foreign films, because unless your "circles" include film buffs...

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I think most members here are in circles that would have no idea about a shit-ton of films.

I'll adjust the criteria for great movies most people on this forum know little (or anything) about... or at least never talk about:

The Far Side of the Moon
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
The Hairdresser's Husband
Monsieur Hire
Last Night (1998)
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Old 10-23-21, 01:14 PM
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good burger

(surprised it hasn't come up yet. or am i?)
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Originally Posted by Coral
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
I had had high hopes for Girard's career after seeing this and his follow-up, The Red Violin. RV has its flaws, but its an ambitious and rewarding watch. I really enjoyed 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould. There is one scene, in particular, that is prominent in my memory. IIRC, it is a scene without dialogue at all in which Glenn Gould basically forces a hotel maid to listen to a new recording of him playing so that he can watch her reaction.

Alas, Girard didn't make another film after RV until about 8-9 years later and pretty much everything he has made since then has not been well-reviewed.
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Old 10-23-21, 03:25 PM
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8 DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER (1984) and pretty much every Shaw Bros. movie outside of FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH or THE FIVE VENOMS and most kung fu movies outside of Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee.

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The Protector (with Tony Jaa).
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I had had high hopes for Girard's career after seeing this and his follow-up, The Red Violin. RV has its flaws, but its an ambitious and rewarding watch. I really enjoyed 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould. There is one scene, in particular, that is prominent in my memory. IIRC, it is a scene without dialogue at all in which Glenn Gould basically forces a hotel maid to listen to a new recording of him playing so that he can watch her reaction.

Alas, Girard didn't make another film after RV until about 8-9 years later and pretty much everything he has made since then has not been well-reviewed.
Yes, I love Red Violin as well - but not as much as 32SFAGG. And yes, the scene with the maid is one of my favourite scenes in film.

Atom Egoyan is another one whose quality just dropped off a cliff. Some solid films to start his career, followed by masterpieces of Exotica and Sweet Hereafter and then the fantastic Felicia's Journey. And then pure disappointment afterwards with the exception of Remember.
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Originally Posted by Coral
Yes, I love Red Violin as well - but not as much as 32SFAGG. And yes, the scene with the maid is one of my favourite scenes in film.

Atom Egoyan is another one whose quality just dropped off a cliff. Some solid films to start his career, followed by masterpieces of Exotica and Sweet Hereafter and then the fantastic Felicia's Journey. And then pure disappointment afterwards with the exception of Remember.
I was reminded of The Sweet Hereafter while watching Ian Holm's amazingly sneaky performance in Brazil last night. Ha! Take that "circles"!
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One that really qualifies is a horror movie called I Am a Ghost.

It's an ultra-independent film that showed at the Asian film festival I work for, and it generated a lot of buzz. In fact, there's a group of us within the festival staff and attendees that are big horror buffs, and we all loved it. But the movie never really took off. You can still get it on DVD I think, straight from the director HP Mendoza.

I remember seeing it at one of the two sold-out screenings we had, and it had one of those great crowd reactions to a horror movie. The girls behind me were shrieking in genuine fear and screaming "I don't want to see this!!"

Too bad it never caught on.

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All silent films for my circle, and some of my squares.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Really, most of my favorite movies.

Everyone I know IRL watches shit.
This

I suggested to my cousin, and everyone really, to watch Rear Window. It's an older movie but still holds up so well so a great intro if someone you know doesn't watch anything prior to their birth year. He thought it was boring and dumb

So at least amongst my circles you really don't have to mention anything that obscure. I doubt it if many people I know have even watched Casablanca.
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Back when I worked in a video store (ancient history I know) pretty sure we were the only 3 to see Until the End of the World in theaters.
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Originally Posted by Coral
Atom Egoyan is another one whose quality just dropped off a cliff. Some solid films to start his career, followed by masterpieces of Exotica and Sweet Hereafter and then the fantastic Felicia's Journey. And then pure disappointment afterwards with the exception of Remember.
Ha, I almost mentioned Egoyan in my initial reply as well. TSH is firmly is in my personal top 20 films of all time list. When I heard that Ian Holm had died, in my sadness I immediately started playing Ian Holm scenes in my head (as I suspect most movie fans do when they hear an actor whose work they have loved passes), and it was not Alien or any of the LOTR movies or Time Bandits or Brazil or Chariots of Fire or Joe Gould's Secret (which I liked more than the critics) or even The Fifth Element that popped into my head first. It was this:

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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Everyone I know IRL watches shit.
I was actually thinking today about starting a thread like this. I don't even bother recommending anything anymore. Anything before the 2000s is a dreaded "old" movie. I swear ADD is a national pandemic. If the movie doesn't have CGI crap zipping across the screen every 10 seconds, it's boring. I don't think there's anything wrong with being entertained by a movie that feels like an amusement park ride, but the idea of movies as an art form is a forgotten concept in this day and age.
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume
I'm not in any circles.
Me neither because I like to hide in corners.

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