Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Kyriakos, Dec 2, 2013.
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Ran, Oldboy and Das Boot.
Also, honourable mentions to Amelie, The Lives of Others and the Seventh Seal.
The first half of the Troll Hunter was quite good, in my view.
The second half has worse special effects, and becomes a comedy :/
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Honestly, that's why I liked it. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, and still delivers quite an impressive story that is a homage to Norwegian urban folklore and to Theodor Kittelsen's art. It also serves as a parody of the "found footage" horror genre, but as a clever parody, and not the "let's-rely-on-fart-jokes" parodies in the style of Scary Movie.
I like Kittelsen a lot too, but the first part of this movie seemed to try to be a "horror" film, and was reasonably good at it
Then it gets more and more comedic, until the end, which is, well...
Have you watched anything from Studio Ghibli?
Yes, Nausicaa when i was in elementary school Many years later i saw a number of other films by that director, but i have a mixed opinion on them. Surely the animation is great, but their tone is most of the time way too child-like. Mononoke is an exception, but i did not like it that much either... Grave of the Fireflies was bleak, but more of a realist story which is not usual for that director.
Satoshi Kon was my favorite anime director (Perfect Blue, Paranoia Agent etc).
Raise the Red Lantern
Raise the Red Lantern!? that's like Yimou's 5th best known movie .
I'm not going by what everyone else knows. It's the one I know best.
"Hero" by Yimou and "the Emperor and the Assassin"by Kaige Chen are a great example how to tell the same story in two completely different ways.
Although I quite like cinema, I have watched an embarrasingly little number of movies. Perhaps most shockingly, I have barely watched any Spanish movies, praised or not (more often the second kind, though)
But I have watched what may be one of the best comedies ever:
Le Dîner Des Cons, awfully remade as Dinner For Schmucks. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but I still love the original movie.
Also having watched a handful of Japanese films, Seppuku by Kobayashi is outstanding, and obviously Rashomon by Kurosawa needs to be mentioned, and even although I see it as his best (from what I've seen), my favourite from him is Yojimbo. Why? I'd say it's more... fun
I'm including some episodic series because.
I'm going to assume nobody mentioned the incredible Akira because it simply goes without saying.
Panique au Village is a hilarious surreal Francophone Belgian animated slapstick.
The beautiful Pan's Labyrinth, from Guillermo del Toro.
There's no actual spoken word, but Jan Švankmajer's Dimensions of Dialogue was my favourite of the Czech animation I was shown as a child.
Ranma 1/2 is difficult to top for martial arts sitcoms.
John Woo does feudal China in Red Cliff.
Guyver: the Bioboosted Armor is my favourite brutal sci-fi. The Western live-action versions are very cheaply done, almost as if Harry Hill was directing.
I was specifically invited to join the Colosseum for a lefty post I made elsewhere. Ken Loach's Land and Freedom is a commie classic. There's English, Spanish and Catalan dialogue.
Ip Man is a cracking dramatised biography of Bruce Lee's Sensei.
If you're a Brit over thirty years old, you're probably singing it already.
BORN FROM AN EGG ON A MOUNTAINTOP / THE PUNKIEST MONKEY THAT EVER WALKED / HE KNEW EVERY MAGIC TRICK UNDER THE SUN/ TO TEASE THE GODS AND EVERYONE AND HAVE SOME FUN / MONKEY MAGIC, MONKEY MAGIC
Das Weise Band (The White String), German
It feels as tight as the culture it portrays - but in an entertaining artistic revealing and good way.
my favorites are probably:
Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella) - Italy
Open your eyes (Abre los ojos) - Spain
Das Boot - Germany
City of God - Brazil
Some other really good ones:
The Postman (Il Postino) - Italy
The Lives of Others - Germany
Maria full of Grace - Colombia
Platillos Volantes - Spain
Ladrón que roba a ladrón - Mexico
Like Water for Chocolate - Mexico
Black Book - Netherlands
I liked La Reine Margot, a French movie which was an adaption of the Alexandre Dumas novel about Marguerite, the daughter of Catherine de Medici and the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
Fellini's Satyricon, Italian, is an interesting movie too, very bizarre but interesting.
Also Pasolini's Thousand and One Nights (il fiore delle mille e una notte), also Italian, was really interesting with an amazing setting filmed in Sanaa Yemen and also parts in Ethiopia, Iran and Nepal.
That is his impersonation of Daniel Bryan.
Ii would say Gallipoli, since it is in Australian and not English.
Do silent films count?
In no particular order...
City of God
Run, Lola, Run
Tropa de Elite and
Tropa de Elite II (Brazil)
Nice thread, I try to think what is "the best of non English movie" on my opinion I hardly come out with anything, as I hardly come out with anything with a question like "what is the best movie you ever watch? (in general)" It is hard to measure each of those movie and put it as a top. However if you want to watch an interesting movie that you might like maybe you can try and watch this:
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring
Interesting movie about monks struggle to punish and discipline his "lust", this is Korean movie and the author and director is not Buddhist himself he is a Christian, maybe that is why he seem to mix up Christian doctrine with Buddhist, as in Budhist lust and body must be de-attach and abandon, not to be inflict with pain and destroy because of its sinful origin, there also parts of minor things that I dislike in this movie (include unnecessary pornography but of course unlike anti-christ (I haven't watch anti-chirst myself but seen the information in parental guide advisor I thought that film is not for me), but in general there are things that you may found interesting)
in short, give it a shot
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