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A place to talk about your favorite movies, genres, actors and directors. Please try to keep one discussion per genre, actor or director.

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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

Prometheus?

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

Ten Favorite Atheist Films

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 39 Replies

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

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

agora best atheist movie?

Started by vondutch. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 24, 2011. 13 Replies

Most Disappointing Movie Ever

Started by Edward Teach. Last reply by Gabriel Garcia May 29, 2011. 23 Replies

The Cove

Started by TNT666. Last reply by TNT666 Mar 12, 2011. 7 Replies

John Barry is gone

Started by Loren Miller Jan 31, 2011. 0 Replies

A Serious Man

Started by S.A. Alenthony. Last reply by A Former Member Sep 16, 2010. 3 Replies

The Stoning of Soraya M.

Started by Little Name Atheist. Last reply by Little Name Atheist Jul 4, 2010. 12 Replies

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Comment by xremote on September 23, 2009 at 7:31pm
I think its funny that the pic for this group is Clerks, K.Smith believing in god and all. That being said what a great movie!!!! If anyone here is on the viewaskew boards hit me up for a chat sometime.
Comment by sacha on August 13, 2009 at 12:35pm
John Pankow is one of those actors where you will recognise his face, but not his name. I had to look up his name, as I did not know it either. He and Willem Dafoe (I need to check the grammar there in your other group) are in the film about a minute tops.
Comment by sacha on August 13, 2009 at 1:22am
The Hunger 1983

United Kingdom

starring:
Catherine Deneuve
David Bowie
Susan Sarandon


This film is so very dated, (I just watched it for the second time, the first time I saw it was 1983) but if you can get past that, it has a bit more depth than the usual vampire movie.

The lesbian scene was perhaps even racier than what you see today. It was artistic and well done.

Catherine Deneuve was perfectly cast and Susan Sarandon and David Bowie suited their characters as well.

I was not fond of the conclusion of the film, but most of the film was worth seeing again after 26 years. (An added ending scene was added post-production in order to make a sequel possible.)

Take note of a very brief cameo by John Pankow and Willem Dafoe long before they were well known.
Comment by Justin Pearson Smith on May 23, 2009 at 8:30pm
Just saw Special. Which is a film about a man who participates in a trial of a new anti-depression drug. The result is that he believes he has super powers. He soon begins tackling crime whilst being chased by men in black suits. How much of this film is a delusion and how much is real only you can decide. The film has a cast of B-listers who all act remarkably well, particularly the lead actor Michael Rapaport who plays Les.
Comment by James M. Martin on April 14, 2009 at 8:06am
I liked it, too. Wajda is one of my favorite filmmakers actually.
Comment by James M. Martin on March 14, 2009 at 5:05pm
You familiar with www.rottentomatoes.com ?
Comment by James M. Martin on February 19, 2009 at 12:59pm
Hey, I hear you, guy. Want as I continually do to appreciate the work of Brad Anderson (last outing: Transsiberian Express), an alumnus of both The Wire and The Shield and greatly responsible for developing their style, palette, &c., I am usually left with the feeling something is missing. (Hitchcock was at times downright blatant about tying up all the ribbons, as, e.g. Simon Oakland explaining, in psychobablical terms, the cross dressing of Norman Bates long after we've worked out in our minds precisely what went on, in Psycho.) But with Anderson, as with a stylistically similar Darren Aronofsky, the style is the message. It may have been Christian Bale's willingness to lose 40 pounds and become thereby a Holocaust Victimish obsessive-compulsive, which now that I think about it is the theme of Polanski's Repulsion and The Tenant.

Which is as it should be: Wikipedia says not only Kafka but Dostoyevsky and even Nine Inch Nails influenced the writing of the film. The lead character's name is Trevor Reznik, after all. Duh! I don't know about you, but if Mr. Bale decided to make a movie of the phone book, I would go see it. Wonderful still you provided, BTW. Ribs all showing. Mammon's salivating like Pavlov's dog.
Comment by James M. Martin on January 19, 2009 at 1:13pm
Thanks, Dallas. B. is only my second fave. The first is S. M. Eisenstein.
Comment by James M. Martin on January 18, 2009 at 9:44pm
It's entirely possible you forgot it because Buñuel is often illogical and "Brechtian" in the way that he constructs his films: anything can and often does happen, the non sequitur being a particularly useful tool to a surrealist. You do remember the opening sequence where Laurent Terzieff and a friend are hitching a ride to Compostela and a fellow pilgrim picks them up. They get into the back seat and start bitching about this and that, blaspheming, using the "Lord's" name in vain, &c., and in the next shot, Buñuel shows the driver pulling over to the side and ordering them out. If he wanted to do what Jebus would do, he would be more tolerant of their "sins," but he can only get angry. The snippet with the "beard" joke is later on. Buñuel loves stories within stories, gratuitious intrusions of this and that, and sidebar comments on the action.
Comment by James M. Martin on January 18, 2009 at 12:31am
My favorite atheist film is Luis Bunuel's The Milky Way. In my favorite scene, Bunuel imitates one of those cheesy 16mm films we had to sit through at Sunday school, this one showing Jesus in conversation with his mother, Mary. She says, "You know, Jesus, I think you would be soooo much better looking, and you'd be more appealing to crowds if you'd shave off your beard." I always laugh until it hurts.
 

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