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The Unbelievers

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 12, 2013. 2 Replies

The Ledge (2011)

Started by Micah Johnson. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 1, 2013. 6 Replies

What do you consider to be the best films ever made?

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Prometheus?

Started by Marc Draco. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 6 Replies

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

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Cloud Atlas

Started by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2012. 0 Replies

Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 29, 2012. 3 Replies

The Sadist (1963), directed by James Landis

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Moneyball

Started by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 0 Replies

Real Steel

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 21, 2012. 2 Replies

How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by TNT666 Feb 21, 2012. 3 Replies

Antichrist (2009), directed by Lars von Trier

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agora best atheist movie?

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The Rape of Europa (2007)

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Thanatopsis (1963), an experimental film by Ed Emshwiller

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Pandorum (2009), directed by Christian Alvart

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Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on March 8, 2010 at 12:14am

Comment by TNT666 on March 7, 2010 at 7:05pm
I haven't in years but I'm planning on them tonight !
I've just caught up this aft on all possible nomination rentals. Still missing those like Crazy, Precious, Blind Side which aren't out on DVD yet and didn't play at theatres in our small town. I'm just hoping Up in the Air and The Hurt Locker don't take'em all. They were good but not that good... I think this should be a year for award diversity. I just watched In the Loop and adored it, as well as Il Divo. I hated Serious man, way too much gawd talk for me.
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on March 7, 2010 at 6:55pm
Whose watchin the Oscars?
Comment by Loren Miller on March 2, 2010 at 9:08pm
Frankly, I found the soundtrack for Shutter Island unusual and off the beaten track (no pun intended). I'm a bit of a nut for classical music as it is, and I enjoyed the Ligeti especially. It may be the setup of the theater I was in, but the sound pressure levels were not excessive, and the unusual music lent itself to the overall strangeness which was going on on the screen.
Comment by TNT666 on March 2, 2010 at 7:02pm
Shutter Island:Unfortunately, a website comment revealed the punch to me. I was also warned of an ear abusing ridiculous soundtrack, which I completely agreed with.
Knowing: Upon seeing it I was annoyed with the religious content, and within a week or two this little film was completely forgotten.
Comment by Loren Miller on March 2, 2010 at 3:10pm
Shutter Island is a movie that wants to mess very seriously with your head ... and mostly because of Leonardo diCaprio's excellent performance, it does that in fair measure. Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, even Max von Sydow are more there to allow diCaprio to suck us into the twisted and twisting world of the isolated mental facility which is that island. This is a movie where, even if you assumed nothing based on the evidence given you, you can still get your head turned around [with Linda Blair nowhere to be seen!].

Highly recommended.
Comment by A Former Member on March 2, 2010 at 2:50pm


I watched The Knowing the other night. I thought they did a pretty good job. I didn't care for the religious sub-themes of the film, but it was an interesting film that really held my interest, and Cage always does a good job in his roles, too. It was predictable in many ways, of course, (as Hollywood films typically are) but it had enough that was intriguing about it to counterbalance its predictability.

When I first picked it up at the library, I had thought it was the one where he was psychic and could see bad things happening in the future -- but it wasn't, and I can't recall the name of that film. I think it had Jessica Beal in it, too. Anyone seen that one, or have an opinion?
Comment by A Former Member on March 1, 2010 at 4:11pm
From The Criterion Collection:

KUROSAWA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Arguably the most celebrated Japanese filmmaker of all time, Akira Kurosawa had a career that spanned from the Second World War to the early nineties and that stands as a monument of artistic, entertainment, and personal achievement. His best-known films remain his samurai epics Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, but his intimate dramas, such as Ikiru and High and Low, are just as searing. The first serious phase of Kurosawa’s career came during the postwar era, with Drunken Angel and Stray Dog, gritty dramas about people on the margins of society that featured the first notable appearances by Toshiro Mifune, the director’s longtime leading man. Kurosawa would subsequently gain international fame with Rashomon, a breakthrough in nonlinear narrative and sumptuous visuals. Following a personal breakdown in the late sixties, Kurosawa rebounded by expanding his dark brand of humanism into new stylistic territory, with films such as Kagemusha and Ran, visionary, color, epic ruminations on modern man and nature.
Comment by Emily Dietle on February 23, 2010 at 12:46pm
I was surprised to see atheist material in 'The Invention of Lying' last night. Have any of you seen this? It essentially pokes fun at the concept of god/man in the sky
Comment by Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! on February 21, 2010 at 4:14pm
Thanks James. Im a big fan of The Criterion Collection, and I will add this one to my collection
 

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