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Must See Movies I Still Haven't Seen

by Michael

Created 09/24/12

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This list is just for when I log in to Hulu and need to remember a title I've read about or that was recommended to me. If anyone is passionate about any of these movies, feel free to write about how much you love or hate any of them. Also, feel free to make more recommendations.

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  • By Quinn
    May 01, 2015
    10:30 PM

    I've seen a number of these films. Here are my opinions: - The Wages of Fear is great. It's a bit of a slow burn at first, but it gets quite suspenseful. I love the isolated South American setting, and all the different foreign strangers gathering together in that weird little town. Lots of twists and turns (literally). I recommend it. -I watched the Three Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg for the first time last month; they're pretty solid. They can get a little melodramatic at times, but I think its part of their charm. I don't know if I could choose a favorite, but if I absolutely had to, I'd pick Underworld. -If you're in the mood for a surreal film, Weekend, Last Year at Marienbad, and La Cienega all fit the bill. Weekend is the most divisive; it's pretty talky and overtly political. Last Year at Marienbad is the most stylish, and La Cienega is almost stylish in its unstylishness. All three are excellent. -Persona is very much a Bergman film. If you like his aesthetic, you'll love this film, but if you're iffy, it might be a tedious watch. -The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum was a great discovery. It's absolutely scathing. Very relevant to today's society, as well. -I watched The Ascent from the Larisa Shepitko set ages ago; I remember liking it. It didn't stick with me enough to rewatch it right away, but it's worth checking out if you're in the mood for a bleak drama. If you like Weekend, watch 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her. If you like Last Year at Marienbad or La Cienega, watch Jubilee or Black Moon. If you like The Wages of Fear, watch Diabolique or Ministry of Fear.
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