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Responsible for the undoing and downfall of partypooper - 85, Boki85 and Jzombi
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He seems pretty intelligent; he has his own views on how the world works. He minds his own business, and his lists aren't bad. - IMDb member
I looked at the post war you had on the Horror boards. Well done you kept your cool let the poster dig his own grave. Again Well done. - IMDb member
His lists suggests that he is in a certain state of being. - IMDb member
Also that's crazy impressive that you've got a list of all the movies you've ever seen. Well done, my friend. - IMDb member
Those recommendations can be helpful for other IMDb members. - IMDb member
I can't tell you how refreshing it was to read a list which didn't have The Dark Knight in its top five. - IMDb member
One of the best lists I've ever seen. Lots of wonderful movies on there. - IMDb member
What a great list list. - IMDb member
Thanks for the great list. Lots of new ones for me, and not the standard fare. - IMDb member
Good list. I mean to watch some of these. - IMDb member
Your list has character and soul. - IMDb member
He speaks the truth. - IMDb member
Beautiful list,thanks! - IMDb member
Tells it like it is. - IMDb member
Thank you, sir. I found some movies in your Favourite list that I have not seen. - IMDb member
A metaphysical and spiritual journey that everyone should experience
An extremely captivating movie on how a little girl copes with her mother's death. She withdraws from all the people around her, waiting for her mother to come back. She tries waiting, and when her mother still doesn't appear, tries magic chants, praying to God, and then becoming a child of God, to have some power over Him. All to no avail. But then, when she is in despair, her mother does come back. The film is about four-year-old girl called Ponette played by Victoire Thivisol, who is only just coming to terms with the death of her beloved mother. Victoire Thivisol's performance as a grieving child is the best I have ever seen from someone of her age, she was only four years old at the time of filming which makes it even more outstanding that a young child of her age could pull of the kind of performance that she had. It is truly an amazing performance that goes beyond acting, goes beyond a movie but a work of art. I have never experienced such a movie like Ponette before; it is an incredible metaphysical and spiritual journey that everyone should experience. It is one of the most emotionally powerful movie that I have ever seen. In essence it is basically a powerful depiction of a child's attempt to cope with grief.
Storm of the Century (1999)
"Give me what I want and I'll go away."
A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives the residents havoc. He knows everything about them, and when he tells the truth about one of them, that person denies it. The town constable, Mike Anderson, tries to keep everyone in check with the huge storm and Linoge. Linoge keeps telling the people, "Give me what I want and I will go away." Demands the mysterious and intelligent stranger naked Andre Linoge (Colm Feore), who shows to a quiet island community who is about to suffer the worst storm in decades and brutally and unemotionally beats an old lady to death. Tim Daly who plays Mike Anderson, the town sheriff the voice of reason and moral strength of his community and who many people look up to, challenges Linoge, but Linoge cannot and won't be stopped until he gets what he wants. Stephen King, who wrote it, is in my opinion one of his best works that has been adapted to TV or movie, Storm of the Century is an underrated epic masterpiece that not many people fully appreciate. Director Craig R. Baxley does a good job of maintaining the tension during the progression of it. "I'm a Little Teapot" has never sounded more sinister or horrifying, Andre Linoge; the personification and prime example of evil itself. The residents of the community have no choice, either hand over a child or share the same faith as Atlantis has. The scene where the parents of the children have to pick out a marble from the bag and whoever picks out the black marble has to hand over the child is just gut wrenching to witness. Storm of the Century is highly underrated and under appreciated.
Before Sunrise (1995)
An experience that must be felt with the heart.
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. The themes that are ever present in Before Sunrise are ones of happiness and self-discovery through another person that you have a lot in common with, as the movie progresses these themes become more apparent to the viewer. They themes are further depicted by the poem "Delusion Angel", which involves a longing and love between two people that encompasses the mood of the movie. The environment in which Jesse and Céline are in, plays an instrumental part in the movie, it would be accurate to say that when Jesse and Céline join up together it almost feels as if these two people have created their own world unbeknownst to anyone else, like these two people have known each other their whole lives. Richard Linklater has created more than just a movie; he has created an experience for the viewers to experience that is just beautiful. As many of his movies often take place within a single day, Before Sunrise is no different; the movie makes the viewer feel as if they were part of this wonderful story. Before Sunrise was inspired by a woman who the director, Richard Linklater, met in a toy shop in Philadelphia in 1989. Richard Linklater is truly a magnificent storyteller, and Before Sunrise has a sequel, Before Sunset, which picks up the story nine years after the events of the first film, and a 2013 sequel, Before Midnight, picks up the story eighteen years on.
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
A touching story about the power of regret.
A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life. Once upon a time in America is an epic mesmerizing and haunting tale of love, greed, regret, betrayal and revenge. It is a cinematic masterpiece and one of the finest gangster movies ever made. It was directed by Sergio Leone and stared Robert De Niro as Noodles and James Woods as Max who were friends initially. The film is a true masterpiece, expressing a profound and accurate statement about friendship and betrayal, with superb acting, writing, directing and music, and as all these components come together what you get is a true work of art that will last the test of time. Once upon a time in America really makes you examine your own life and how regrets can be a dangerous thing. In my opinion Once upon a time in America is Sergio Leone's best work as there has never been anything like this gangster epic and unlikely to be ever again. One of the most touching scenes for me is where there is an instrumental version of 'Yesterday' (by John Lennon and Paul McCartney), where Noodles life is in flashbacks and all the regrets come flooding back to him. Once Upon a Time in America is in a league of itself and in my opinion will never be surpassed.
After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, Omni sexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. In my opinion I find David Cronenberg's movies so interesting in the context that he is not afraid of pushing the limits in his movies in terms of shocking and disturbing the viewers while at the same time entertaining the viewer. The effect of Cronenberg's movies on me is one of disbelief in the subject matter of his movies and that a film maker can come up with such ideas, he is certainly in a league of his own. While I cannot pretend that I understand all of his movies, but I can say at the same time I thoroughly enjoy all of Cronenberg's work. Crash is essentially a poignant movie that deals with of a small minority of society who find sexual excitement in car crashes. While the concept of the story is difficult to understand and accept, I can certainly admire it. Roger Ebert once said Crash is "like a porno movie made by a computer: It downloads gigabytes of information about sex, it discovers our love affair with cars, and it combines them in a mistaken algorithm. The result is challenging, courageous and original--a dissection of the mechanics of pornography. I admired it, although I cannot say I "liked" it." It has a whole dream like feel to it and the whole theme of social urban disintegration is fascinating. So in essence Crash is a movie that is not to be missed.
A metaphysical and spiritual movie that is morbid in equal measure.
Kissed is centred around a young girl, who over the years, is about a child's romantic ideals about death blossom into necrophilia, the study of embalming and the most profound relationship of her life. Roger Ebert descried Kissed that it "is about a necrophiliac, but in its approach, it could be about spirituality or transcendence." I agree completely with his views, even though necrophilia is a taboo subject and even though the movie tackles it with an unflinching approach it is however an incredible metaphysical and spiritual movie, no better example of this is where Sandra Larson, played by Molly Parker, states that: "When you die, your life... flashes, and you disintegrate, radiating energy. When a thing turns into its opposite, when love becomes hate, there are always sparks. But when life turns into death, it's explosive. There are streaks of light, magical, and electrifying. Everyone senses something, some energy, some spirit, some sort of illumination, but I see it. I've seen bodies shining like stars. Some say there's no soul, no afterlife, that life and death is the straightest line on the compass, and nothing more. I say believe what you want, because no matter what you do, cut everything up, burn it all down, you're in the path of something beyond your control." It is a strange movie in the context that while it is incredibly metaphysical and spiritual it is also extremely morbid no better example of this is where, Sandra states that she: "I've always been fascinated by death. The feel of it, the smell of it, the quietness of it." It is a strange combination of components, but it works so well and it also helps that Molly Parker's performance was played with a grave intensity. It's like looking into the sun without going blind. I'm just consumed.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
A tender and beautiful story about a man who only wanted companionship.
Lars and the Real Girl is about a delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. It is a heart-warming movie but at the same it is also thought-provoking and moving. Ryan Gosling provides a superb performance as a dysfunctional young man in a small town who begins to develop a "relationship" with a doll. When he introduces "Bianca" to the community in which he lives, the "relationship" is met with a heart-warming response because the neighbours don't have the heart to tell him otherwise. The movie depicts an incredibly powerful and positive message about the ability of people to have acceptance and compassion for a man seeking companionship in any way they can and you can see the tenderness and love that Lars had for this doll. It is just an incredible sad portrayal about a man who only wanted love in his life.
The Man from Earth (2007)
An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years. The Man from Earth is a thought provoking masterpiece that stirs so many emotions in the viewer that it is unlike anything you will or have ever seen before, the concept and the story from The Man from Earth is just so intriguing that in completely grips you from the very first moment to the last. It is certainly more entertaining than most of your run- of-the-mill action movies and The Man from Earth contains no action scenes what so ever, that is a true testament of what a great movie it is and what great storytelling can do to a movie, and this should be a lesson to any other film-makers who prioritize action over storytelling. The Man from Earth is the most intelligent movie that I have ever seen and anyone who appreciates a movie that will make you think should see this one.
Another Earth (2011)
Thought provoking and quite sad.
Another Earth is about a discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student, Rhoda played by Brit Marling and an accomplished composer crosses paths in a tragic accident. Another Earth is such a terrific beautiful independent movie that is a good example of how independent movies should be made. It has a whole dream like quality to it that just captivates. It is accurate to say that the first half of the movie resembles a silent movie in that there isn't much dialogue from the lead character because she has no one to bounce her emotions or views off. I found Rhoda Williams, the lead character, to be an incredibly intelligent, insightful and emotional person. Another Earth is just a superb movie with a uniquely original storyline in the same vein as other great sci-fi movies such as Gattaca and Solaris. Overall Another Earth is just a haunting thought-provoking masterpiece. It's a beautiful movie that everyone should experience and it really stirs an emotion in the viewer.
A unflinching, honest and beautiful film.
Ikiru in my opinion is Akira Kurosawa's best movie. Ikiru is about a bureaucrat who tries to find meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer; Kanji Watanabi is a quiet, sad man who has spent all his life just getting by. When he is diagnosed with stomach cancer he comes to conclusion that he has lived a fruitless life, and searches desperately to live his life in a meaningful way before his death. It is an unflinching, honest and beautiful film on the topic of dying. Ikira allows the viewer to have sympathy as if the viewer was in the lead characters shoes as he is coming to terms with his illness and it is because of this that makes Ikiru is one of the greatest movies in cinematic history. The movie teaches us many, many lessons on life, and how to appreciate life more. In my opinion Ikiru is one of the greatest movies ever made, and everyone should see it and experience the lessons it has to offer us. Roger Ebert once said that Ikiru was one of the few films that can actually change your outlook on life after watching it and it is a cinematic tour de force. Akira Kurosawa is one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived and Ikiru is a heart-breaking depiction of a man trying to come to terms with his death.