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A place to talk about your favorite movies, genres, actors and directors. Please try to keep one discussion per genre, actor or director.

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Predictions in Science Fiction movies

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The Unbelievers

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The Ledge (2011)

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Prometheus?

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Ten Favorite Atheist Films

Started by James M. Martin. Last reply by Eric A Flynn Feb 10, 2013. 39 Replies

Cloud Atlas

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Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"

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Moneyball

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Real Steel

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How an Iranian film unites us all (CNN)

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agora best atheist movie?

Started by vondutch. Last reply by Craigart14 Sep 24, 2011. 13 Replies

Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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The Cove

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John Barry is gone

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A Serious Man

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Comment by James M. Martin on January 19, 2009 at 1:13pm
Thanks, Dallas. B. is only my second fave. The first is S. M. Eisenstein.
Comment by James M. Martin on January 18, 2009 at 9:44pm
It's entirely possible you forgot it because Buñuel is often illogical and "Brechtian" in the way that he constructs his films: anything can and often does happen, the non sequitur being a particularly useful tool to a surrealist. You do remember the opening sequence where Laurent Terzieff and a friend are hitching a ride to Compostela and a fellow pilgrim picks them up. They get into the back seat and start bitching about this and that, blaspheming, using the "Lord's" name in vain, &c., and in the next shot, Buñuel shows the driver pulling over to the side and ordering them out. If he wanted to do what Jebus would do, he would be more tolerant of their "sins," but he can only get angry. The snippet with the "beard" joke is later on. Buñuel loves stories within stories, gratuitious intrusions of this and that, and sidebar comments on the action.
Comment by James M. Martin on January 18, 2009 at 12:31am
My favorite atheist film is Luis Bunuel's The Milky Way. In my favorite scene, Bunuel imitates one of those cheesy 16mm films we had to sit through at Sunday school, this one showing Jesus in conversation with his mother, Mary. She says, "You know, Jesus, I think you would be soooo much better looking, and you'd be more appealing to crowds if you'd shave off your beard." I always laugh until it hurts.
Comment by Eli on December 4, 2008 at 2:44pm
Yeah, sorry, other projects have been taking up all my time lately, haven't had much time to watch movies. Although I did see both Wall-E and the Ed Norton Hulk film (much better than the Bana vehicle).
Comment by Jeffrey on November 23, 2008 at 5:22pm
Oh boy does this place need a kick in the ass.
Comment by Gary Dean on October 18, 2008 at 3:18am
It's hard to beat Life of Brian and Dogma for comedies with a little religion in 'em. But for films of any genre, I'd have to say my top three are Before Sunrise, Station Agent, Casablanca, The Graduate, Mighty Aphrodite, Amélie, Dr. Strangelove, Léon... yeah, those three.
Comment by Eli on July 15, 2008 at 9:48pm
Come on in, sit down and talk about your favorite films, features, shorts, documentaries. It's all fair game.
 

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