Any good films on?

Regular Troppodillians will have observed occasional attempts by me to get something regular going on Troppo regarding films. None have come to anything.  Anyway, I’ve just completed a couple of deadlines and have a couple of free film passes obtained last year which only last till the end of June.

So I’m in the market for a good film (preferably on at the Nova Cinema where the pass is from). So please feel free to fill me in. I hesitated to put up this bleg, but I always feel OK about blegs if I think they could be useful to others, and it occurred to me that it would be worth making this a regular feature of Troppo – say monthly.

So below, please let me know of any film recommendations, and please let me know if you think it would be good to post this bleg regularly. With Fairfax on its knees, as Humphrey Gocart says at the end of Casablanca, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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fxh
fxh
9 years ago

I saw Marley at the Nova the other night. Its 2.5 hours doco. Well done.

I might not be the best person to recommend.
I like almost any doco, I like music docos, I like looong movies (to get my $ worth) , and I like reggae and Marley.

Lots of relevant talking heads with much impressive stuff from Bunny Wailer, Aston Family Man and a great segment with Lee Scratch Perry. Plsu Rita and assorted wives and Ziggy and Cedella.

Highly recommended.

Fred
Fred
9 years ago

It’s only a week or so until tickets to the Melbourne Film Festival go on sale. In the absence of Paul Martin, does anyone have any recommendations?

Stephen Hill
Stephen Hill
9 years ago

I’ll write a post on some of the SFF films I saw over the previous fortnight.

via collins
via collins
9 years ago

The Kenneth Lonergan film, “Margaret” that’s playing Nova at present is pretty masterful on a dramatic level. But also features the finest photography of Manhattan that I’ve seen since, well, “Manhattan”. It’s highly recommended.

Also recommended is “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”, though it’s late in its run, and may be playing a broom closet screen by now. This, like Margaret, is just north of 2.5 hours, but it’s absolutely compelling once you’re in its groove. Pure art cinema, Ceylan, the Turkish director, is a bit of a genius I’d say. But he won’t be pleasing everyone.

More on MIFF when the catalogue is out…

cheers

michaelfstanley
michaelfstanley
9 years ago

If afternoon sessions float your boat I see “A Separation” is still screening there and it was excellent – easily the best film I’ve seen this year.

Prometheus was very dumb fun – best use of 3D I’ve encountered as well if explosions and body horror are your thing.

robert
robert
9 years ago

The family (my wife and three adult daughters) and some friends all went to see Joss Whedon’s “Cabin in the Woods” last weekend. Smart, scary and very funny. The sort of movie you want to see with a crowd.

David Walker
David Walker(@d-w-griffiths)
9 years ago

“A Separation” is on my list.

At the other extreme, I recommend Prometheus if your idea of clever science fiction is:

When humans first encounter alien life forms, people will react by taking off their space helmets and sticking their fingers into black organic goo. We will have androids who are experts in stuff that has never, ever happened before. The biggest technological advance over the next 150 years will be in the functionality of staples.

Dan
Dan
9 years ago

Messed up the link but you get the drift.