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  1. #126
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    https://youtu.be/JfemIEDwVZI

    In that video, I learned about Dan Trachtenberg's short film "Portal: No Escape"!!! Woah! Timely discovery since the kiddos and I are in the middle of playing Portal right now.

    https://youtu.be/4drucg1A6Xk



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  2. #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Don't forget Titane!

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    Dunno if I would call Titane fun…
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  3. #128
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    ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME
    This is a wicked little British psychological thriller/uber dark comedy that unfolds like a mean spirited riff on The Big Chill, albeit with less sex and heavier drugs.
    On one level the film examines the awkwardness of reunions, yet it also focuses on the fallibility of memory.
    The paranoia and dread experienced by the main protagonist is palpable to the point of creating unease in the viewer and the ambiguous ending is not only jarringly abrupt, but deceptively brilliant.

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    Loaded; Backgammon; The Black Bear

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  4. #129
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME
    This is a wicked little British psychological thriller/uber dark comedy that unfolds like a mean spirited riff on The Big Chill, albeit with less sex and heavier drugs.
    On one level the film examines the awkwardness of reunions, yet it also focuses on the fallibility of memory.
    The paranoia and dread experienced by the main protagonist is palpable to the point of creating unease in the viewer and the ambiguous ending is not only jarringly abrupt, but deceptively brilliant.

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    Loaded; Backgammon; The Black Bear

    Loved it

  5. #130
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    SEXY BEAST
    This is a dark and sharp British crime/gangster/neon noir featuring some killer performances by Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone.

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    The Long Good Friday; Gangster #1; Romeo is Bleeding; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


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  6. #131
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    loooooved Sexy Beast. Saw it shortly after seeing Gandhi, bit shocking.

  7. #132
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    Agreed. But then I am pretty much game for anything with Sir Ben in the cast. I found his performance very raw in Sexy Beast, and yes, quite the opposite of his portrayal of Gandhi.

  8. #133
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    DOGMAN
    What happens when a mild-mannered dog groomer gets pushed to the edge?
    Well, you’ll have to watch this slow-burning, quietly incendiary small town Italian crime joint to find out!
    Written and directed by Matteo Garrone, best known for Gomorrah.

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    Gomorrah; A Prophet; Piranhas

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  9. #134
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    BORDER
    I don’t really know how to describe this quietly disarming Swedish dark fantasy. It’s hypnotically engaging, though, that’s for damn skippy.
    On the one hand it’s about feeling isolated in society on the other hand it’s about discovering your familial roots. Yet it’s much more than that, plus it’s got a decent weirdness factor.

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    Thale

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  10. #135
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    UN VIE DE CHAT (aka A CAT IN PARIS)
    I can’t recommend this wonderful French animated film enough. For my money, the French have churned out some of the best and most uniquely entertaining animated films over the past 15 years.
    This film has art that resides somewhere between Picasso, Matisse, and underground comix legend Richard Sala.
    It was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010, but lost to Rango.
    I am partial to the original French version…




    However, if you are one of those lazy fools who can’t be bothered with reading subtitles, Hulu’s got you covered with the dubbed version (I think the English voices are horrible, but ymmv)

    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  11. #136
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    THE PAINTED BIRD
    Not quite as succinct in its vision as the 1985 Soviet film Come and See, but this anti-war, historical slice of fiction is not only mesmerizing, but definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. Animal cruelty, rape, murder, bestiaity, and more are interwoven with beautifully stark cinematography and an engaging, albeit harrowing, take on the coming-of-age theme. Unfurling as a cross country odyssey, our young protagonist embarks on the kind of adventure that nightmares are made of.
    Challenging viewing to be sure, yet hard to look away from.
    The only mar on the production are the number of various high profile cameos from non Polish/Eastern European actors; I swear they dubbed Harvey Keitel’s part. Not sure what the impetus was for those casting choices, but I found that they took me out of the film. The kid who plays the lead, though, is fantastic.

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    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey; The Virgin Spring; Come and See; Aguirre: The Wrath of God; The Thin Red Line; Dead Man

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  12. #137
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    I liked Not Okay. But not everyone might. It's about a vapid unlikeable character (amongst other vapid unlikeable characters) playing the game of trying to Be Somebody in online media, both social media, and at the internet magazine, Depravity, where she works. Trouble is, she's really really vapid, and so she needs to invent a trip to a Paris writers conference, where, as luck would have it, there would turn out to be an actual terrorist attack, which she would then pretend to have been traumatized by. Her media star power rises. And it doesn't end well for her.

    The parade of millennial douchebags occasionally makes for some good cringe comedy. And, even if the story isn't all that satisfying, there are some fun vignettes along the way.

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