Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten 261113

Withnail and I: Because great comedy is always grounded in something genuine that no one would ever laugh at.

Eraserhead: Because imaginary worlds don't come more convincing than this.

Harold and Maude: Because quirk only works when something more important is dragging it down.

Sacrifice: Because I saw this long, talky and grim piece and went to a very comfy club afterwards and had to be told later that everyone else was talking about how boring they thought the film was because I didn't remember hearing anything that was said.

Berberian Sound Studio: Because the theme of absorption into corruption has seldom been told more enjoyably and because that's a strange thing to say of anything.

M. Hulot's Holiday: Because it shut a group of rowdy drunken geese that I and my flatmates were at the time and won us over in about two scenes.

Being John Malkovich: Because identity is scary and so grippingly funny.

The Blair Witch Project: Because, as T.S. Eliot said, every revolution in poetry is a return to the banal.


Two or Three Things I know About Her: Because it's proof you don't need narrative to be fictional.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Because identity is funny and so scary.

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