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Exo 06-24-2015 06:54 PM

Exo's Movie Recommendation Department
 
So a couple times a month I'm asked for movie recs because of my knowledge in film. I decided to make a thread where you can just do it here. It'll be a straight response thread, I won't be making my own recommendations on my own. Here's how you can ask for a recommendation...
  • Exo, give me a good horror movie that I haven't seen. I've seen these...
  • Exo, I really like *director*. Who else makes films like him?
  • Exo, give me a film that's like Jaws but with the intricacies of 12 Years a Slave...
  • Exo, what's good on Netflix?
  • Exo, what movie that's out in theatrers should I see?
Stuff like that. Let me help you kill two hours.

EPOCH6 06-24-2015 07:00 PM

I'm big on Nicolas Winding Refn films, The Pusher Trilogy as a whole especially. Drive, Bronson, Bleeder, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising, I love all of them, even if sometimes the style outweighs the substance. I'd love to know of another director in a similar stylistic vein. Where does Nicolas Winding Refn get his inspiration?

RoxyRollah 06-24-2015 07:07 PM

Say you started this because Roxy asked for a rec.

Exo 06-24-2015 07:08 PM

Definitely check out Lars Von Trier. His films will emotionally shatter your soul, but they're mostly always gorgeous and layered with different themes and bizarre symbolism. Bob. could tell you a lot more about him as I think he's his favorite director but I love the guy too. As for films of his to start with, try....

Melancholia
Dogville
Anti Christ


As for other films to watch that will get you the same feel from Refn films, watch Le samouraï by Jean-Pierre Melville. Refn said he watched it every single night when he was making Drive. You might also want to try some Cassavetes films. Try The Killing of a Chinese Bookie.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoxyRollah (Post 1605792)
Say you started this because Roxy asked for a rec.

I'll feed your ego dear. I totally made this because your question gave me the idea.

RoxyRollah 06-24-2015 07:10 PM

This man is mod material.;)

RoxyRollah 06-24-2015 07:11 PM

Dude Anti Christ was slow.

Exo 06-24-2015 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoxyRollah (Post 1605796)
Dude Anti Christ was slow.

So was Valhalla Rising by Refn. If he likes that, he'll like Anti-Christ.

Chaos Reigns.

RoxyRollah 06-24-2015 07:17 PM

Listen Valhalla Rising ending was good Imo.

Exo 06-24-2015 07:21 PM

I liked it too but that film was slow as sh*t. There was barely any dialogue. These are not negatives.

RoxyRollah 06-24-2015 07:25 PM

Omg yes it was slow as snot and I had to look up country borders to keep myself from fallin asleep


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