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Offline Ray Kingfisher Reading No, Writing.
03 Mar 2014, 08:43 AM | Post: #21

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Not sure which films are available on Amazon prime, but my personal favourites of the last few years:
Jack Reacher - not groundbreaking but well made thriller.
Skyfall - a cut above the average JB outing.
The life of Pi - pretty unique and thought provoking film with spiritual undertones.
The Inbetweeners Movie - Juvenile humour but the funniest film I've seen in ages.
Let me In - moving modern twist on a classic horror.
The King's Speech - better than it sounds.
Frost/Nixon - better than it has a right to be.
Avatar - stunning graphics and a novel take on a well-trodden story.
Magnolia - very much a Marmite film but I loved it.
Shutter Island - eerie mystery.

If you're going all the way back to 1990 two older, longer films I'd recommend because they're in my all-time top 10:
Shawshank Redemption - US prison drama based on the Stephen King story.
The Green Mile - er.... US prison drama based on the Stephen King story - possibly my no.1 of all time.

Happy watching, Lexi.
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03 Mar 2014, 10:03 AM | Post: #22

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Daphne, I'll try to get The Ghost out of the library. I wasn't mad keen on Fatherland, because I didn't believe no one would know what was going on. Even during the war, I think the German populace must have had a pretty good idea.

Ray, I LOVE the theme music to Frost/Nixon. Listen to it here.
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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

This post was last modified: 03 Mar 2014 01:33 PM by leep.
(03 Mar 2014 10:03 AM)LexiRevellian Wrote: Wrote:  Daphne, I'll try to get The Ghost out of the library. I wasn't mad keen on Fatherland, because I didn't believe no one would know what was going on. Even during the war, I think the German populace must have had a pretty good idea.
I enjoyed Pompeii and Imperium by Harris too (can't remember Archangel, but have Lustrum to read and wasn't too bothered by The Fear Index).
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Offline Ray Kingfisher Reading No, Writing.
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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

(03 Mar 2014 10:03 AM)LexiRevellian Wrote: Wrote:  Daphne, I'll try to get The Ghost out of the library. I wasn't mad keen on Fatherland, because I didn't believe no one would know what was going on. Even during the war, I think the German populace must have had a pretty good idea.

Ray, I LOVE the theme music to Frost/Nixon. Listen to it here.
Never in a million years would I have said ‘great music score’ after watching it, but I’ve just followed your link and you’re spot on. I did wonder at the time why I enjoyed what (on paper) should have been a pretty dry, boring story.

It shows what music can do to you even when you’re not really listening to it. The power of the subconscious. Spooky!
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03 Mar 2014, 09:55 PM | Post: #26

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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

I couldn't see any in the Amazon list, but Wes Anderson's films have generally done the job.

After the deluge of hero-must-save-the-world CGI-fests we seem to be plagued by at the moment (not that some aren't enjoyable, but many feel like empty calories--they just don't fill you up) they're a wonderful relief.

Moonrise Kingdom was the first movie in quite a while that left me with the tingle films used to give me (don't read that the wrong way!).

Slightly giddy waiting for the next one: The Grand Budapest Hotel  (which looks awesome)

For a quick taster, here's a short movie he made (for Prada).

I've seen plenty of other great movies, but Wes seems to get overlooked. Anyway, enough waxing lyrical.
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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

Moonrise Kingdom is a wonderful, quirky film - I'd quite forgotten about it!

Here's the trailer: http://youtu.be/_eOI3AamSm8
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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

I've just watched Looper, which I enjoyed - gritty, clever and thought-provoking. Not quite sure about the logistics at the end...
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RE: Can you recommend me some films?

This post was last modified: 04 Mar 2014 10:36 PM by leep.
Not sure if they have it on Amazon, but the writer-director of Looper's first film, Brick, is an absolute belter. Noir, but set in a high school. Wasn't so fussed about his second, The Brothers Bloom, though (still a reasonable watch though).

(Do you get the feeling I watch a lot of films -- in my defence, I have got a degree in it. Just don't get me started on German Expressionism or Post-Modernism.)
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