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Old 08-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #576
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Greatly enjoyed Raise the Red Lantern. Wish Zhang Yimou was still doing this sort of thing, though I guess I'll give Flowers of War (urk) another chance.

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Old 08-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #577
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Finally saw The Wooden Man's Bride. Ravishing, though I wish there was a widescreen version.

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Old 10-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #578
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Eat Drink Man Woman.

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #579
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:46 PM   #580
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Just watched some great films:
Throne of Blood
The Virgin Spring

Also saw Denis Villeneuve's Incendies. Good, not great.

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:51 PM   #581
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Jiang Wen's In the Heat of the Sun, based on the director's experiences growing up during the Cultural Revolution. Lush, mellow dreamy, nostalgic. The narrator's multiple versions of his (director's/lead character's) memories of that time. Wish this guy made more films.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #582
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Enjoying Oshima's Boy on TCM right now.

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:52 PM   #583
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Finally watched La Vie En Rose.

Enjoyed Wild Strawberries, of course.

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Old 11-16-2013, 11:46 PM   #584
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The Dinner Game. Perfect French Farce, terribly remade as "Dinner for Schmucks."

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #585
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I've gotten into Asian horror films the last few years. They focus more on psychological suspense and disturbing imagery than the gore-heavy Western slashers. While Western horror seems to focus on unkillable monsters and zombies, Eastern horror usually carries supernatural themes of a vengeful ghost, curse or connection with another spiritual world. And in Eastern horror, the curse or ghost almost always wins in the end.

Japan's probably the epicenter of Asian horror.

The scariest horror film I've ever seen does not even have any supernatural elements. It's The Audition by Takashi Miike and it will put you off the dating scene. And sleep. And eating. And everything for about a month.

The Ju-On series that the inferior American Grudge movies are based on, is supremely horrifying in a way the remakes can't equal.

There's also the original Ring movie and Dark Water film. Personally I don't find them quite as scary as the ones I mentioned, but still very disturbing. Then there's some duds like One Missed Call, that other people say are scary but I found just goofy.

Outside of Japan, there's still lots of scary movies, most of them sharing the same themes of a cursed spirit.

Thailand has 'Shutter'. Hong Kong has The Eye. South Korea has A Tale of Two Sisters. Almost all of them (actually I think all of them) have been remade into American movies which sucked, because they didn't fully embrace all the elements that made the originals so unsettling and horrifying. Most of the originals can be found on YouTube or are released for DVD by Asian imprint labels like Tartan Asia Extreme. Some might be available for download on Netflix or iTunes as well. Worth checking out if you enjoy getting scared.

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Old 12-02-2013, 10:45 PM   #586
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I've gotten into Asian horror films the last few years. They focus more on psychological suspense and disturbing imagery than the gore-heavy Western slashers. While Western horror seems to focus on unkillable monsters and zombies, Eastern horror usually carries supernatural themes of a vengeful ghost, curse or connection with another spiritual world. And in Eastern horror, the curse or ghost almost always wins in the end.

Japan's probably the epicenter of Asian horror.

The scariest horror film I've ever seen does not even have any supernatural elements. It's The Audition by Takashi Miike and it will put you off the dating scene. And sleep. And eating. And everything for about a month.

The Ju-On series that the inferior American Grudge movies are based on, is supremely horrifying in a way the remakes can't equal.

There's also the original Ring movie and Dark Water film. Personally I don't find them quite as scary as the ones I mentioned, but still very disturbing. Then there's some duds like One Missed Call, that other people say are scary but I found just goofy.

Outside of Japan, there's still lots of scary movies, most of them sharing the same themes of a cursed spirit.

Thailand has 'Shutter'. Hong Kong has The Eye. South Korea has A Tale of Two Sisters. Almost all of them (actually I think all of them) have been remade into American movies which sucked, because they didn't fully embrace all the elements that made the originals so unsettling and horrifying. Most of the originals can be found on YouTube or are released for DVD by Asian imprint labels like Tartan Asia Extreme. Some might be available for download on Netflix or iTunes as well. Worth checking out if you enjoy getting scared.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #587
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A Tale of Two Sisters is among the best films ever made in any genre.

Enjoyed Sans Soleil a great deal.

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Old 01-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #588
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The Ju-On series that the inferior American Grudge movies are based on, is supremely horrifying in a way the remakes can't equal..
I can't take a walk through the woods without thinking of The Blair Witch Project...Ju-On made me stay away from the attic. Of all the asian horror movies, this is the one that scared me the most.

Have you heard of the swedish horror/comedy called "The Visitors"? It has some freaky parts in it.

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Old 01-26-2014, 09:33 PM   #589
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Liked Ilo Ilo. Brings back memories, not always in a good way.

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Old 01-27-2014, 02:46 PM   #590
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'Big Bad Wolves'.

It's an Israeli comedy/thriller/horror and I loved it. Tonnes of dark humour and a few disturbing scenes, but a lot of fun.

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Old 02-17-2014, 12:24 AM   #591
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I highly recomend the next argentinian films:

Tiempo de Valientes

El Secreto de sus ojos (the secret in their eyes)

9 reinas (nine queens)

The first one is a really good comedy, the second one won the oscar some years ago, and the third one is the best film in argentinian's film history hands down

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:48 PM   #592
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Pather Panchali, The Unvanquished, and The World of Apu for the umpteenth time.
Omar. Very decent.
Enjoyed Song Kang-ho's The Face Reader.

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #593
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The Battle of Algiers. Perfect.

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #594
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^ This and Army of Shadows are two films that I've always wanted to see and hopefully will watch soon.

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Old 04-23-2014, 02:13 PM   #595
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Just finished -

Siegfried (1924) Director - Fritz Lang

Epic....classic.....

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I have wanted to see that movie (and part 2) for a while now. Looks very interesting!

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I have wanted to see that movie (and part 2) for a while now. Looks very interesting!
I found them both on Netflix...will try and watch the sequel tomorrow.

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Chinese drama A Touch of Sin. A violent exploration of indifference & disconnection in China. Also about human reactions to being pushed – aside, down or around. Gritty with style. Lots of neat symbolism.

9/10

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Chinese drama A Touch of Sin. A violent exploration of indifference & disconnection in China. Also about human reactions to being pushed – aside, down or around. Gritty with style. Lots of neat symbolism.

9/10
Looks interesting, my wife who is Chinese, told me that the lead Jiang Wu is a great actor.

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I love silent movies Have you seen "Judex" before?


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