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  1. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    SAVE THE TIGER This is a strange, yet compelling...

    SAVE THE TIGER
    This is a strange, yet compelling drama about a man whose American Dream is dissipating and he’ll go to extreme measures to keep it intact.
    There is an over-arching theme about...
  2. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    OF HORSES AND MEN (2013) Taking place in a...

    OF HORSES AND MEN (2013)
    Taking place in a small, rural Icelandic community, this film examines the relationship between the citizens and the wild horses surrounding them. Poignant, quirky, often...
  3. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    REALITY If you are unfamiliar with the films of...

    REALITY
    If you are unfamiliar with the films of Quentin Dupieux, suffice it to say that they are quirky. For example, his most well-known feature, Rubber, was about a sociopathic tire; his latest,...
  4. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    DEAD PIGS Cathy Yan's (Birds of Prey: And the...

    DEAD PIGS
    Cathy Yan's (Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) debut feature is a quirky ensemble piece taking place in Beijing. It harkens back to the quirky indie...
  5. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    MUSEO This 2018 gem is a wonderfully understated...

    MUSEO
    This 2018 gem is a wonderfully understated mash-up of both heist and road trip genres, with a wee bit of philosophy, history, and socio-political commentary sprinkled throughout for good...
  6. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    UNDER THE SILVER LAKE Written and directed by...

    UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
    Written and directed by David Robert Mitchell (best known for It Follows), this neon noir could easily be considered a blatant nod to Sir Alfred, and while it undoubtedly is,...
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    NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN Delivering a beguiling...

    NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN
    Delivering a beguiling slant on the "mysterious stranger" trope, this film follows the nimble fingered exploits of a Ukrainian masseuse as he tends to the needs of desperate...
  8. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    LES GARCONS SAUVAGE (THE WILD BOYS) This film...

    LES GARCONS SAUVAGE (THE WILD BOYS)
    This film definitely isn't for everybody.
    Imagine a homoerotic and avant-core porn riff on The Island of Doctor Moreau and Lord of the Flies, teeming with overt...
  9. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    I am eagerly anticipating The Daniels' new film...

    I am eagerly anticipating The Daniels' new film Everything Everywhere All At Once...
  10. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    SWISS ARMY MAN CjU_tcREbbQ Quick...

    SWISS ARMY MAN


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    Quick thoughts:
    1. Quite possibly the most elaborate dick & fart joke ever committed to film (or any other medium, for that matter). If Guinness had an entry for...
  11. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    THEY CALL ME JEEG Reluctant hero? Check....

    THEY CALL ME JEEG
    Reluctant hero? Check.
    Creepy, narcissistic villain? Check.
    Cool action sequences? Check.
    Solid quirk to seriousness ratio? Check.
    The folks at Marvel and DC could learn a...
  12. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    PIRANHAS This is a coming-of-age/teenaged mafia...

    PIRANHAS
    This is a coming-of-age/teenaged mafia story that under the surface of its macho facade is actually kind of sad and poignant, hi-liting that all too often one can become a product of their...
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    HAGAZUSSA This strange and enigmatic folk horror...

    HAGAZUSSA
    This strange and enigmatic folk horror effort is a slow-burn exercise in visual nuance accompanied by an immersive score and hypnotically detached acting. While slow in pace, it's...
  14. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Exiled Another Johnnie To joint and perhaps his...

    Exiled
    Another Johnnie To joint and perhaps his magnum opus.
    Drawing heavily from spaghetti Westerns and gangster films and rife with wonderful visual motifs, this is is a slick, cool, and violent...
  15. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    The Mission This 1999 Johnnie To directed film...

    The Mission
    This 1999 Johnnie To directed film is a mish-mash of triad drama, male buddy bravado, and HK gun-fu. Considerably more subdued than the films of John Woo and Ringo Lam, it nevertheless...
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    The Giants This Belgian coming-of-age film turns...

    The Giants
    This Belgian coming-of-age film turns the genre on its head, embracing yet tweaking rote tropes and never really going where you think it's headed. Poignant and quietly funny it's...
  17. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    BELLADONNA OF SADNESS This psychededelically...

    BELLADONNA OF SADNESS
    This psychededelically enhanced erotic anime is teeming with phallic and yonic imagery, rich pastels, and gonzo Yellow Submarine-styled visual freak-outs.
    Alternating between...
  18. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    LISA AND THE DEVIL I watched this Mario Bava...

    LISA AND THE DEVIL
    I watched this Mario Bava joint the other night.
    What a gothic psychedelic trip.
    Telly Savalas chewing scenery in the most assured and subdued manner.
    Opulent sets, costumes,...
  19. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Genius Party Beyond This animated anthology is...

    Genius Party Beyond
    This animated anthology is actually the second part of a 2-part series (the first was simply titled Genius Party).
    I actually enjoyed this collection much more than the first...
  20. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    +1 on this. I watched it earlier this week. The...

    +1 on this.
    I watched it earlier this week.
    The ski fashions alone are worth the watch.

    Also, if you work in the snowsports industry, especially as an instructor, some of the skiing segments and...
  21. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Undergods In a bleak and desolate future, two...

    Undergods
    In a bleak and desolate future, two "garbage men" drive around in their truck delivering strange tales of dystopian dysfunction.
    Visually arresting and thematically abstract.

    RIYL...
  22. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Man, I haven't seen that film in years. Gonna...

    Man, I haven't seen that film in years.

    Gonna nerd out a bit here and mention that it is part of the Wild At Heart universe. The film is based on a novella by Barry Gifford, which is actually an...
  23. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence...

    A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence
    The third film in Swedish writer/director Roy Andersson's trilogy ruminating on human behavior follows suit with his previous effort, You, The...
  24. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    You, The Living Roy Andersson's film is a series...

    You, The Living
    Roy Andersson's film is a series of interconnected vignettes showing us the other side of Sweden. Instead of blonde haired, blue eyed beauties, Andersson focuses on the other half:...
  25. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Lottsa really cool animated films lurking on...

    Lottsa really cool animated films lurking on Kanopy.

    Jacob, Mimmi, and the Talking Dogs
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    The Girl Without Hands
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  26. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) If you...

    The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

    If you are a fan of animation, this is a wonderful glimpse into Old School technique. The amount of time and effort it must have taken to create this film in...
  27. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Wrinkles I've been on an animated features...

    Wrinkles

    I've been on an animated features kick lately.
    Watched this Spanish gem the other night.
    It's a bittersweet rumination on the inevitability of growing old.
    Poignant, funny, and sad all...
  28. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And...

    How To Eat Your Watermelon In White Company (And Enjoy It)
    [Also streaming on Tubi]

    I highly recommend this doc about the life, times, and fascinating career of Melvin Van Peebles.
    Dude was...
  29. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    IN THE EARTH Pandemic guerilla filmmaking at...

    IN THE EARTH

    Pandemic guerilla filmmaking at its finest!
    Apparently this nifty little psychedelic horror offering was filmed in 15 days at the height of Covid quarantine (August 2020).
    Ben...
  30. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    HAVE A NICE DAY - also streaming on TUBI This...

    HAVE A NICE DAY - also streaming on TUBI

    This irreverent offering from Jian Liu is an animated, hard-boiled neon noir following a day in the life of an aimless, low level gangster flunky.
    Great...
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    Wrath of Silence (also available on TUBI) This...

    Wrath of Silence (also available on TUBI)
    This is a nice, stark Mainland China thriller centered around a father, who is quick on the brawl, searching for his missing son.
    The juxtaposing...
  32. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Kills On Wheels Hungarian hitmen...in...

    Kills On Wheels
    Hungarian hitmen...in wheelchairs.
    This dark comedy is irreverently humorous, occasionally violent, and never dull.

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  33. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    La Strada This Fellini film is deceptively...

    La Strada
    This Fellini film is deceptively simple, hiding complex subtext about masculinity, abuse, purpose, isolation, tragedy, and insecurity underneath a sheen of a vagabond road trip neo-comedy....
  34. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    News From The Planet Mars I highly recommend...

    News From The Planet Mars
    I highly recommend this dark and absurdist take on the dysfunctional family dramedy.

    And if you can track down some of writer/director Dominik Moll's other films,...
  35. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Boy Meets Girl 1984 Leos Carax's debut film is...

    Boy Meets Girl 1984

    Leos Carax's debut film is heavily influenced by the French New Wave by way of Jim Jarmusch.
    A dark, quasi non-linear love story with a deep sense of ennui and isolation....
  36. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Boy Debut feature from Taika Waititi is most...

    Boy
    Debut feature from Taika Waititi is most assuredly the blueprint he used for JoJo Rabbit. The similarities between these two films is nuts.
    At any rate, this is a whimsical and absurd...
  37. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Day Of The Dolphin (1973) Dug into this 1970s...

    Day Of The Dolphin (1973)
    Dug into this 1970s conspiracy-cum-scifi-cum-thriller yesterday. Strong performances from George C Scott and a coupla dolphins, plus a deep crew of recognizable character...
  38. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    War Witch A richly beguiling coming-of-age...

    War Witch

    A richly beguiling coming-of-age tale about a young girl in the Congo who is captured by rebels. Guns, ghosts, love, suffering, and redemption abound.

    RIYL
    Theeb, Zombi Child
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  39. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    If you dig jazz, cool animation, and classic...

    If you dig jazz, cool animation, and classic Hollywood romances from the '40s, then CHICO & RITA is worth a watch.
    Heck, even if you don't like any of those things, this is still a visually and...
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    SLOW WEST (2015) At times John Maclean's (former...

    SLOW WEST (2015)
    At times John Maclean's (former member of the fantastic Scottish band The Beta Band) debut feature (he both wrote and directed) is reminscent of Jim Jarmusch (for some reason it...
  41. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN I am still not...

    BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN
    I am still not 100% sure what it all means, but damn if this animated film wasn't visually stimulating.
    On the surface it could easily be construed as a coming of...
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    BACURAU (2020) 4/5 A strange, but no less...

    BACURAU (2020)
    4/5
    A strange, but no less beguiling pastiche of myriad genres. It starts out as a quirky slice-of-life dramedy, then swerves into The Most Dangerous Game territory, before...
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    THE DEATH OF DICK LONG (2019) dGBe8xsWGlo

    THE DEATH OF DICK LONG (2019)


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  44. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    FREEWAY (1996) Matthew Bright, a compatriot of...

    FREEWAY (1996)
    Matthew Bright, a compatriot of Richard and Danny Elfman, wrote and directed this bugged out 90s update on the "Little Red Riding Hood" story.
    Twisted humor and a great cast--a...
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    BODIED (2018) Joseph Kahn’s third feature film...

    BODIED (2018)

    Joseph Kahn’s third feature film is a jarring, no-holds-barred, glimpse into the world of battle rap. Coming off like a bizarre melding of Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Slam!, the...
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    THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) This Alex...

    THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951)
    This Alex Guinness starring film is a comedy on the surface, but bubbles with social commentary about commerce, greed, capitalism, and labor, underneath the comedic...
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    TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954) This is a moody and...

    TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (1954)
    This is a moody and suave "gentleman gangster" film heavy on characterization, melodrama, and atmosphere. That said, it ramps up considerably in the third act in terms...
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    What Bobz said. Though I am finding the...

    What Bobz said.
    Though I am finding the selection pretty decent. I have about 25 films in my queue, most are foreign or arthouse ones which I have only found on NF DVD.
    The only gliitches I have...
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    DOGTOOTH (2009) This is one of director/writer...

    DOGTOOTH (2009)
    This is one of director/writer Yorgos Lanthimos's (The Lobster, Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Favourite) early Greek language films and it is a trip. Delivered in his trademark...
  50. Thread: Kanopy Recs

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    Kanopy Streaming Recs

    https://www.kanopy.com/

    A buddy of mine hipped me to this streaming service quite some time ago and I finally got around to signing up for it.

    It's a free service, provided your local library...
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