the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone

Recommend a movie day

Picked this up from ludditerobot, it's apparently recommend a movie day today meaning that everyone should recommend films on their LJ that you guys probably haven't seen before. Now I've done it, you all have to as well!

So, here goes!

ludditerobot had this on his list but I'm putting it here as well because it's just a great film. Blade Runner - those of you who know me will know about my belief that this is the best film ever.

Shaun of the Dead coming in at a very close second in the best film ever category. I know this isn't released yet in the States for those of you on the other side of that Atlantic, but when it is released - go see it. It rocks!

Motorcycle Diaries Let the world change you... and you can change the world. Beautifully done, never preachy, funny, moving, exhilerating. What more do you want?

Shallow Grave can I just say that IMDB's summation of this film sucks? "Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash." Yeah, well, okay, so that's the basic premise I guess. But this film is so loaded with that really bitter, dark and ultimately sick Scottish humour that it encouraged me to finish my film degree in the mistaken belief that if John Hodge and Danny Boyle could do it, then so could I!

28 Days Later. Okay, so now I look like a Danny Boyle fan! This is seriously a great film - one of the first mainstream films to be shot entirely in digital and a cracking story right the way through (even if I think the alternate ending is better and the three people I saw this in the cinema with hated it - yes, I'm looking at you smileawhile)

Jésus de Montréal I first saw this film as part of my film degree and was so moved by it that I rushed out to buy it straight away and paid quite a bit of money for it since foreign language films never appear in the bargain bins... Young actors put on a highly controversial Passion Play which infuriates the Catholic Church in Montréal but things take a dark turn when their lives begin to reflect the play.

etaout of interest I followed the "watch trailer" link for Jésus de Montréal on IMDB and my God that's an awful trailer! The film is so much better than that makes it out to be!
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