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 I live in a small town with a triplex cinema that pretty much
only runs blockbusters.  Thanks to NetFlix and satellite tv, I
manage to view many films that appeal to me but seldom seem to get
much play otherwise.  Thought I would start off with a couple
that somehow found their way into my home recently.


OFF THE MAP - with an always wonderful performance by Joan Allen, the
New Mexico desert is the setting for this story of a family with a
precocious young girl and a father (played by Sam Elliot) who is
removed from the scene by fits of depression.  I got caught up in
the landscape and the characters as the film developed and would
recommend it highly.


 


LOOK BOTH WAYS - a film from Australia that allows for bits and
pieces of animation to further the story and delves into the lives of
a number of persons whose paths cross near a railway line.  I
really loved this one for the depth of characterization and the superb dialogue.


 


I have posted my favorite films on my profile if you care to look and
would also recommend the " cranky critic " website for
further reading from a guy who seems to have a good eye as well...


 


Smiley Happy


 


Tim




  Hi Tim,



 




   I too want to thank
you for starting this great new topic!   Many times I
see smaller movies, and I enjoy those much more than block
busters!  Many don’t remember but MY BIG FAT GREEK
WEDDING started off as a small movie, and then took this country
by storm, even though it had mixed reviews from the Critics! 



 




   Year ago I remember
seeing ANTHONY QUINN, GUILIETTA MASINA and RICHARD BASEHART
 in FELLINI’s LA STRADA, which became one of my
Favorite smaller films!    I
do  prefer most foreign films including this one, in
it’s original language!  



 




   Then there was the
British film  "LITTLE VOICE, with JANE HORROCKS, BRENDA
BLETHYN, and MICHAEL CAINE which was very good very
touching!   I also loved the movie CALENDAR GIRLS, and
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.  What movies they were!!!  WOW.



 




     Another
movie I enjoyed in it’s ORIGINAL LANGUAGE was the very
Original  1978 Version of  "LA CAGE AUX
FOLLES" for it was much more touching due
to better acting or directing than the newer
version!!  


Shelby 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 


 

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 I live in a small town with a triplex cinema that pretty much
only runs blockbusters.  Thanks to NetFlix and satellite tv, I
manage to view many films that appeal to me but seldom seem to get
much play otherwise.  Thought I would start off with a couple
that somehow found their way into my home recently.


OFF THE MAP - with an always wonderful performance by Joan Allen, the
New Mexico desert is the setting for this story of a family with a
precocious young girl and a father (played by Sam Elliot) who is
removed from the scene by fits of depression.  I got caught up in
the landscape and the characters as the film developed and would
recommend it highly.


 


LOOK BOTH WAYS - a film from Australia that allows for bits and
pieces of animation to further the story and delves into the lives of
a number of persons whose paths cross near a railway line.  I
really loved this one for the depth of characterization and the superb dialogue.


 


I have posted my favorite films on my profile if you care to look and
would also recommend the " cranky critic " website for
further reading from a guy who seems to have a good eye as well...


 


Smiley Happy


 


Tim


Tim,  Thank you for bringing up this topic. At times, I've found
some of the best films by stumbling upon them in the video store or by
word of mouth. I'll look for the ones you mentioned.


Just today on HBO, I saw a film that I'd never heard of called
"You Kill Me" with Ben Kingsley. I guess you'd call it a
dark comedy - about a hit man, played by Kingsley. His boss sends him
to another town because he's become an alcoholic and his drinking is
interfering with his work. There, he joins AA and works in a funeral
home cleaning up and dressing the bodies for funerals. While there, he
also meets a woman (Tea Leoni) and gets involved. Don't want to give
it all away, but I thought it was excellent.


Another one that could be called a small film is "Lost in
Translation" with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansen. I recommend it.


JoAnn Smiley Happy


 

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 I live in a small town with a triplex cinema that pretty much
only runs blockbusters.  Thanks to NetFlix and satellite tv, I
manage to view many films that appeal to me but seldom seem to get
much play otherwise.  Thought I would start off with a couple
that somehow found their way into my home recently.


OFF THE MAP - with an always wonderful performance by Joan Allen, the
New Mexico desert is the setting for this story of a family with a
precocious young girl and a father (played by Sam Elliot) who is
removed from the scene by fits of depression.  I got caught up in
the landscape and the characters as the film developed and would
recommend it highly.


 


LOOK BOTH WAYS - a film from Australia that allows for bits and
pieces of animation to further the story and delves into the lives of
a number of persons whose paths cross near a railway line.  I
really loved this one for the depth of characterization and the superb dialogue.


 


I have posted my favorite films on my profile if you care to look and
would also recommend the " cranky critic " website for
further reading from a guy who seems to have a good eye as well...


 


Smiley Happy


 


Tim


  I agree that the "little films" can be great. I
enjoy them when I can. I'm fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay
Area where demands for some of these films is great enough that they
are shown. In fact there is one nationwide chain that shows nothing
but this genre.

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 I live in a small town with a triplex cinema that pretty much
only runs blockbusters.  Thanks to NetFlix and satellite tv, I
manage to view many films that appeal to me but seldom seem to get
much play otherwise.  Thought I would start off with a couple
that somehow found their way into my home recently.


OFF THE MAP - with an always wonderful performance by Joan Allen, the
New Mexico desert is the setting for this story of a family with a
precocious young girl and a father (played by Sam Elliot) who is
removed from the scene by fits of depression.  I got caught up in
the landscape and the characters as the film developed and would
recommend it highly.


 


LOOK BOTH WAYS - a film from Australia that allows for bits and
pieces of animation to further the story and delves into the lives of
a number of persons whose paths cross near a railway line.  I
really loved this one for the depth of characterization and the superb dialogue.


 


I have posted my favorite films on my profile if you care to look and
would also recommend the " cranky critic " website for
further reading from a guy who seems to have a good eye as well...


 


Smiley Happy


 


Tim

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