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Cinema where characters are forced to cannibalize

I can only think of 'Alive'. what others am i missing?
posted by JimAbacab on Aug 2, 2014 - 34 answers

Recent quirky romantic comedies?

Just saw and really liked The Lunchbox. What are some other quirky, intelligent, modern romantic comedies? International titles appreciated, but not at all necessary.
posted by progosk on Jun 25, 2014 - 27 answers

New queer cinema

Which websites, blogs, forums, etc, should I be following to be kept in the loop regarding new releases in international LGBTQ[etc] cinema? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Apr 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Books (or documentaries) to teach me to watch films intelligently?

I want to learn how to watch movies with more of a critical eye. I want to know what to pay attention to - technically, narratively, and so on -- and how to judge these things, so I can better appreciate what's going on. I'm looking for books or maybe documentaries that will help me do this. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Jan 18, 2014 - 12 answers

What are some good ghost story movies that aren't quite horror?

My partner loves ghost story movies that take out the usual blood-and-gore trappings of horror movies. The Others is a particular favorite. Can you recommend other movies in this unsearchable-on-Netlflix microgenre?
posted by HeroZero on Jan 10, 2014 - 43 answers

Help me identify horror movie that scared me as a child

When I was about eight years old, I saw a horror movie that scared the hell out of me. I'd like to identify it. I ran a bunch of Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything that matches my memory of the movie. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Find me the best martial arts choreography of the last 8 years

Okay, so I used to share a house with this guy who would often bring home lots of good Asian cinema (of all sorts, but this question is about martial arts movies), but I moved across the country back in 2005 and I've been getting a hankering for some well-choreographed fighting. I haven't been paying attention to what's come out lately, so I don't know much of what's out there. So I'm looking for the best and cleverest fight choreography from Asian cinema, from 2005 on. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Nov 15, 2013 - 14 answers

if i liked the movie l'avventura, what books will i like?

i really like the slow/subtle treatment of ennui/cultureshock/different manifestations of love/and the engaging "nonplot"
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Finding good resources for explaining movie dramatic structures

Recently I was reading a book by Joseph Campbell called "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" which goes into how the "mono-myth" pattern serves as the underlying structure for most Western movies (think Star Wars, The Matrix, ...). I would love to learn more about alternative story arcs and dramatic structures (like the famous three-act structure), with examples from famous films. Any comprehensive resources, blogs, articles, anything?
posted by omar.a on May 29, 2013 - 15 answers

movies that have become a part of pop culture?

I'm 30 years old and I just saw Casablanca for the first time. All of a sudden I understand why so many people joke about "always having Paris." And all of those references to gin joints. Can you recommend some other movies to me that are equally important for understanding American pop culture? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Apr 28, 2013 - 99 answers

Looking for awesome alternate theories about the plots of movies

What are some of the most interesting theoretical models for understanding the plots and themes of movies that were not designed to generate them like Inception was? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Feb 16, 2013 - 33 answers

What 60s movie set in Italy was this?

What is this old (60s?) movie that I saw about 20 minutes of a couple of weeks ago on TV? Set in Italy, there's a gigolo and a couple of movie stars and a Hedda Hopper like character and a scene in a grotto type restaurant. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Dec 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Examples of timelines in movies and other pop culture?

I'm looking for examples of visual timelines in movies, video games, or fiction. Scenes where a span of time is represented metaphorically, preferably as a physical object, diagram, or action. A good example is this scene from Me and You and Everyone We Know in which two characters use a street as a visual metaphor for their potential relationship. [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Nov 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Frame rate, my precious?

What format should we see The Hobbit in? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza on Nov 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"?

Can you help me create a list of example of "Immersion Cinema"? [more inside]
posted by codybaldwin on Oct 19, 2012 - 11 answers

What was produced at the "Red Desert" factory?

What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Well I gave it five stars David

I've seen very few movies. Educate me about the classics of world cinema. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Aug 15, 2012 - 30 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

What are some good movies about Berlin?

What are some good movies about Berlin? [more inside]
posted by chasing on May 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Looking for site where I can search for movie showtimes using a map interface

Please help me find a site that lets me search for movie showtimes by geography (not just by zipcode or cityname). [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 7, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm going to allow this.

Looking for movies with accurate depictions of legal proceedings. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Dec 16, 2011 - 16 answers

The Thing One, The Thing Two

The discussion on "The Thing" from here was interesting, and I finally managed to watch the 2011 "The Thing 0" movie. It was not as bad as a feared, and I liked how it connected well with Carpenters version. Any other connections? SPOILERS INSIDE obviously, you should have watched both 1982 and 2011 movies. [more inside]
posted by lundman on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me find movies similar to this...

I am looking for movies that contain a lot of self talk. I don't know what kind of movies these are called and I don't recall the movie that I have seen that was like that. But in brief, the story is mostly about the main character how they view the world around them, they talk to themselves a lot and comment on the things that they see, the movie is slow paced, but deep, with the character sometimes having episodes of dissociation from reality, like surreal experiences, flash backs, and a lot of day dreaming. Any clues, suggestions?
posted by convex on Oct 9, 2011 - 34 answers

Sex in movies: how does it work?

Sex in movies: how does it work? [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Jul 6, 2011 - 44 answers

Help me find a print of a movie for screening in a cinema

I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by bdave on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

On horror

Are there any great books about the horror film genre? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 20, 2011 - 12 answers

Movies where the dialogue is the action?

I just watched the movie Glengarry Glen Ross. What I especially enjoyed was how it focused on tight, intense dialogue as opposed to action - whilst managing to remain a compelling, well-paced movie. I love 12 Angry Men for the same reason. With that in mind, I'm looking for recommendations in a similar vein. Compelling, dialogue-driven, almost play-like movies? It does't matter if it's a well-known or obvious choice - I know jack about movies and haven't seen that many.
posted by Ted Maul on Jun 17, 2011 - 99 answers

I have an idea for a documentary. Now I just need to see some similar ideas so I can figure out how to do it.

I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me to become the next Ebert....

Hivemind, please help me to become the next Ebert.... [more inside]
posted by Mintyblonde on Mar 21, 2011 - 6 answers

This book may only exist in my head.

I'm looking for the title of a book about sci-fi film from my youth. [more inside]
posted by Cassilda on Feb 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Crime is Beauty: The John Waters Party

I'm the filthiest person alive, and it's my birthday. Help me plan a party themed around the films of John Waters. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jan 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Seen any good movies lately?

2 part question: 1. I used to be a member of a movie site which made recommendations based on your likes and your friends likes and movies of a similar genre, but I've forgotten what it was called. Do you know of a site like that? Maybe I can recover my membership if I can find it again! 2. Can you recommend a social network for the cinema? Preferably one with similar characteristics to the one i used to know, with a good number of European & British, as well as US, content & users.
posted by dash_slot- on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

The role of the director in early french cinema

What did early (1900-1920) french film directors actually do? I get the sense from my research that early film directors in France were more like what one associates with producers nowadays. The "director" chose the script, chose the actors and the budget, and then left the execution to a cameraman who basically filmed everything as if he were recording live theater. This explains how someone like Louis Feuillade could "direct" hundreds of films each year. Is this assumption correct? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

ID this poster.

What is this poster, pinned to the door in the French movie 13 Tzameti? [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on Oct 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Recommendations for thought-provoking books or essay collections that analyze horror movies, please. [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Aug 17, 2010 - 18 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

How are rushes created for 70mm film

I recently saw Cleopatra in 70 mm, and this question came up: How did they do rushes/dailies for 70mm? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on May 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Will I still be able to see films on film if I move to the country?

How hard is it to see a movie in a movie theater in rural areas? Is the experience significantly different from seeing a movie in a theater in a city? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on May 15, 2010 - 58 answers

Help me find Ancient Britain on film

Ancient Britain on film (hill forts, Celts)? Or even earlier (Beaker people, Stonehenge)? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Why do bad films get made?

I am wondering how Hollywood movies that end up being complete failures both critically and commercially end up getting all the way through the process of being made and released into cinemas? Why isn't there more quality control? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on Feb 12, 2010 - 39 answers

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace?

Cinematic depictions of alienation in the workplace? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 25, 2010 - 47 answers

From Hollywood to Bollywood

Are there any major Hollywood actors who take roles in Bollywood films? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Jan 17, 2010 - 8 answers

80s Sci-fi/Fantasy Film

Looking for a sci-fi, fantasy, art film I saw as a child, it must have come out in the 80s, I remember watching it at an inappropriately young age and I was born in 82. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Best B-movie docs

What are the best documentaries about b-movies, fandoms, and weird or niche interests which often involve a widespread community, such as zombies? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Dec 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Please help me identify a movie using only this vaguely remembered scene

There is a movie I saw very distractedly around 1996-2000, featuring a scene I keep thinking about. I don't remember much beyond that one scene but I do recall the haunting mood of the film. I'd like to watch it again sometime, but can't seem to identify it. [more inside]
posted by mindwarp on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

straight from the source.

Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Nov 9, 2009 - 30 answers

Please help me remember the name of this 90s indie filmmaker

Please help me remember the name of a 1990s indie film director. [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Oct 28, 2009 - 5 answers

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