Thursday, June 29, 2006

We've Joined

the masses and signed on with Netflix. In my queue: Walk the Line, Capote, The Libertine, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, and Pirates of the Caribbean--something for everyone. Now, what do you recommend?


sam of the ten thousand things said...

Here are six good ones:

Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson)
Blow-up (Antonioni)
In the Mood for Love and 2046 (Wong)
Pride and Prejudice (Wright / 2005)
An Angel at My Table Campion
Ikiru (Kurosawa)

Pamela Johnson Parker said...

I really liked Crash, The Squid and the Whale, Good Night and Good Luck, and A History of Violence. If you don't mind subtitles, The Bicycle Thief will break your heart.

LKD said...

Amelie. Even if you mind subtitles, this movie will fill up your heart.

Birth. Even if you're reluctant to watch a movie about a woman who believes that a ten year old boy is her dead husband, this film will get under your skin and stay with you long after you're done watching it.

Breaking Away. So, it was made 25 years ago. So, what? If you want to see a movie that will make you want to stand up and cheer at the end and will have you humming Italian opera for days afterwards, watch this film. I promise, it will elate you.

Crossing Delancey. Another oldie but goodie. Dates back to the late 80's. If you want to see a sweet, pre-When Harry Met Sally romantic comedy, this is the ticket. Amy Irving plays a young, single woman in Manhattan who's fixed up on a date with the pickle man, played by Peter Riegert through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

A little bit of everything. A movie that will touch your heart, a movie that will haunt you, a movie that will make you root for the underdog, and a movie that will make you believe that sometimes, love can be found in the most unexpected places.

Radish King said...

Me and You and Everyone We Know.

Radish King said...

(Directed by, written by and starring Miranda July.)

michi said...

the piano
the apartment
good night and good luck
as it is in heaven (swedish film)
mar adentro (the sea inside)
hable con ella (talk to her)
breaking the waves
love ... actually
down by law
million dollar baby
american beauty
mystic river
la vita รจ bella (life is beautiful)
as good as it gets
boys don't cry
lost in translation
the shawshank redemption
trois couleurs: bleu (three colours: blue)
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
f***ing amal (show me love) (another swedish film)
the royal tenenbaums

enough? *LOL*

Anonymous said...

Genghis Blues
Word Wars
The Life of Birds
The Song Poem Story
Wheel of Time

(all documentaries)

Woman in the Moon (Fritz Lang)

Charles said...

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Anne Haines said...

Whale Rider
Whale Rider
Whale Rider
(I think I've seen it six or eight times now, and it still makes me cry, in a good way)

And I have to second the Breaking Away recommendation only because it was filmed right here in my home town. :)

michi said...

ah yes, whale rider! of course. wonderful.

i read the book long before the movie, picked it up in new zealand in 1998. definitely recommended, too.

Suzanne said...