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These are the films I find myself watching over and over and over. For some odd reason, I find it hard not to come back again and experience something that I can't find in other films. You can call it originality, or anything that you want but these are the ones for multiple sittings.
I think the prime reason I keep revisiting this particular film, more than any other film in the collection is it's superb use of style. I had never seen a film like it before. But in that I mean stylistically. The thematic elements take a backseat for me, and I just gaze in glory of Kossovitz's gorgeous images.
The immersive quality and intellectual stimulation is unsurpassed by any other film, except to something like Richard Linklater's Waking Life. This has got to be the most interesting conversation put on film.
This film is alive in ways other films are dead.
On going love affair of mine. No explanation needed.
Tarantino once called this film, "the greatest hangout movie of all time." I will have to second that. It's a movie I watch at least four or five times a year. The characters are essentially your friends, and watching the film is like revisiting them and living that glorious first day of summer all over again.
Robert Crumb is one of the most interesting figures I've ever seen documented. Plain and simple.
This was immediately a film I responded to for a number of reasons. Thewlis' performance, the writing, Leigh's direction, and especially the odyssey-like nature that felt something like Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut or even Catcher in the Rye.
Another film I simply watch for it's atmosphere. Melville so vividly portrays a story with such a distinct but subtle voice that it's hard to dispute.
I don't have to analyze at all why I watch this movie repeatedly. I just love it that much.
I have to say I watch this movie quite a bit, and it is simply for the ending. There is a sequence at the end of the film that is so perfect, it's almost hard to express in words. I'm not going to ruin any plot points, but all I'll say is it perfectly blends Nas' magnificent song "Life's a Bitch" and the film's images in ways that just overwhelm me tremendously.
The originality and pizzaz of Malle's provocative film Murmur of the Heart are most certainly what keeps me a frequent customer. Every time I hear jazz, I want to go watch this yet again. Not for everyone for sure, but it's for me.
Atmosphere, Surrealism, and Hypnotism. For those who are hopelessly inquisitive, Bunuel is perfect for you. You will watch all of his films over and over just to make meaning of it all to yourself. That's the genius of Bunuel.
One of the first films I saw that made me realize how old films can have the emotional impact as any modern film has and more.
What can I say? Early Wes Anderson films are just a joy to watch. Rushmore & Bottle Rocket are so wonderful they are just perfect for when I'm feeling down.
I can't quite put my finger on why this one sticks with me, but it does. The performances are some of the best I've ever seen in an ensemble cast and it is just a great character piece.