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Footrot Flats

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Absolutely bloody classic.

Casablanca

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Killer's Kiss

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An old Kubrick. I distinctly remember seeing this one before, but don't recall when or where. It captures beautifully the glamorous halcyon New York City of the 50s.

Hal Hartley: Trust

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Less artificial than his more recent work, some cute dialogue and provocative exchanges. Another recommendation from Pete R..

Don's Party

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Hadn't seen this since '99 or so, when I watched it at Dave's behest in Canberra. I'll have to see which else of Bruce Bereford's efforts are any good.

Highlander III

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What do you do when you make a crap sequel? Remake the original, that's what. Pretty bad.

Citizen Kane

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Lantana

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While sifting through IMDB I discovered that John Clarke was the voice of Wal Footrot in Footrot Flats. There you go.

Gettin' Square

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Thanks Dave. Paul Byrnes wrote a fair review (as always) in the Smage.

The Game

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Directed by the guy who did Fight Club.

Hal Hartley: Ambition

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Heat

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A De Niro / Pacino headed all-star crime flick. Better than I remembered and a soundtrack that captures the mid-90s to boot. It includes the magical Always Forever Now by the Passengers (U2 and Brian Eno), and various other Eno efforts.

Rebel Without a Cause

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Hal Hartley: Theory of Achievement

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A short I couldn't find the point in.

Hal Hartley: Surviving Desire.

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Cute. I like his contrivances.

Time after Time

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Not bad. Malcom McDowell is decent.

Hal Hartley: No Such Thing

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The Fifth Element

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In the Osmosis bar, ground floor of the hostel in Glasgow.

Birth

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With Andy and first-year friend at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh. Forgettable.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at the Carling Academy, Glasgow.

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A nice gig, as far as I recall: I remember him playing The Ship Song more-or-less solo, on the piano. I took a RyanAir flight to Glasgow from Gothenburg. Met up with Andy in the following days in Edinburgh. Certainly a decent mental-health break.

The Last Temptation of Christ

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Great soundtrack by Peter Gabriel and some Indian musicians.