City of God is a fantastic movie, I argree.
Watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd (again!) at the wknd. Bit of a Charlie Kaufman addict.
Also, CApturing the Friedmans, which is very slow-moving but quite compelling.
On DVD I recently bought The Killing Fields, Apocalypse Now and Traffic.
Just saw Wedding Date.... cute but predictable. Couldn't believe how many fellas had tagged along with their significant other... wait for it to come out on DVD
Went to see "Sideways" at the weekend....I thought the main character acted his part really well. A serious movie with lots of comic relief.
Watched "Saw" over the weekend. There were parts in the middle that made no sense, but the ending was pretty creepy - one of those that you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about.
Also rented Dodgeball. The beginning was testosterone-silly, then I fell asleep, so I have no idea how it ended. Well, I have a pretty good guess, though...
Requiem for a Dream - for a bit of light relief
And now for the ultimate in movies: I saw Napoleon Dynamite a few weeks ago. It is a brilliant movie. I walk around quoting him daily, and will never forget his "run" and the slap (watch the movie, you will understand). This is going to sound completely contradictory, but it is a boring movie. What makes it simply brilliant is the fact that the dullness is completely on purpose. The director wants you to understand how boring and backward life is in small-town Idaho (by that I mean that particular town, it's not a commentary on actual Idaho). Plus the dialogue carries a lot of the movie. I quote:
"My favorite animal is pretty much the liger." Liger. Pretty much. Do you see what I'm saying? Love it!
P.S. The liger is a "mythical" animal that is part lion, part tiger.
There really are ligers...they are just like Donkeys though, they are sterile and can't breed.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring by a Korean director. Not as good as what the comments say, but I like the scene.My favorite is the Big Blue by Luc Besson. It touches me inside. I just watch it from time to time and dream of diving into a deep ocean that belongs to me.
[quote=tway]Watched "Saw" over the weekend. There were parts in the middle that made no sense, but the ending was pretty creepy - one of those that you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about.
i got that out yesterday, and was so dissapointed, it was as if the writer got bored with the story and decided how can i tie all the pieces together quickly,it was such a crappy ending..... so to cheer myself up i watched the big lebowski again for the millionth time..
I've got to say, I saw the Matrix years ago and after about 20 minutes, didn't know what the hell was going on.
Maybe it's me, but then it had that same bloke in it who was in that other classic movie; the one where a bus would explode if it travelled below a certain speed. These guys in Hollywood sure have amazing imaginations. They certainly deserve to be millionaires.