I didn't really like Almodovar's movies, except for Volver. Of course that's a big generalization because I haven't seen so many of his films. I dislike his melodramatic tone (although it's certainly intentional) and his complex plots and plot twists. The reason I prefer Volver is because it's rather simple and focuses on the characters.
It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now.
I missed the whole American/British debate, though all I really want to say on that one is arguing semantics over the rather flimsy definition of a "foreign film" is exactly what I want to avoid . I could be much more plain and say "I'm an American, give me non-American films!", but I know that not everyone here is American, and while I'm the one explicitly asking for recommendations, I really don't want to speak for everyone, since for all I know others may be interested in checking out some of the films others post.
I think in many cases England is "thrown in" with America, despite some cultural differences, simply because popular culture for the two are often very linked. This is most true for the music industry, but also applies to film and television, if to a somewhat smaller degree.
But enough of that. Interesting picks, I've heard of quite a few. For those interested in checking out "Oldboy", I highly recommend checking out the whole "trilogy" (though it is a trilogy in name only), with Oldboy being the centerpiece between "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance".
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Blow yer' harmonica son
In my fervor to discuss Italian films, I forgot to mention that Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) is an excellent piece of Swedish film-making from the 1950s. Ingmar Bergman is quite the director.
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Who do I have to get drunk in order to get "Red Solo Cup" in Rock Band?
Vitus (Austria, very excellent film about a piano prodigy)
Dead Snow (Norway, a horror film classic about Nazi zombies)
We need sludgey and droney and stonery metal:
Cult of Luna
If you have Netflix streaming, go and immediately watch: Aftershock, a heart-wrenching Chinese film depicting a dramatic tale during the aftermath of the 1976 Tangshan earthquake. I haven't seen an emotional film like this in a long while.
Have tissues handy.
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