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This was inspired by this article, which has some notable selections: your favorite discoveries of classic/indie/foreign/whatever movies available for free viewing on Amazon Prime.

Trouble Every Day (dir. Claire Denis):
Institute Benjamenta (dir. Brothers Quay):
Deep Red (dir. Dario Argento):
The Triple Echo (dir. Michael Apted):

Two by Lynne Ramsay (in addition to "You Were Never Really Here"):
Morvern Callar:
We Need to Talk about Kevin:

Samsara (dir. Ron Fricke):
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell:
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (dir. Jeff Feuerzeig):
Art of Darkness:

Also on the Criterion Collection:
Ride in the Whirlwind (dir. Monte Hellman):
David Lynch: The Art Life:
House of Games (dir. David Mamet):
Kes (dir. Ken Loach):
Diabolique (dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot):
Brazil (dir. Terry Gilliam):
Les Doulos (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville):
Blow Out (dir. Brian De Palma):
If... (dir. Lindsay Anderson):

ernestp, Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:20 (one year ago) link


johnny crunch, Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:22 (one year ago) link

theres lots of old nick broomfield docs

ive been meaning to watch edward yang's 'terrorizers' for quite a while

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:33 (one year ago) link

I just saw Trouble Every Day a few weeks ago, ended up watching it twice

Dan S, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:09 (one year ago) link

Amazon Prime really does have a great selection of movies

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 03:14 (one year ago) link

Of course, if you're outside the US, every single one of these comes up as "This title isn't available in your location"

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:46 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Band vs Brand - shoestring budget music documentary from last year. I recommend it because its the most ugly and depressing music documentary ever. Unsurprisingly it mostly focuses on classic rock bands but there's some punk bands and a bit of non-rock very briefly discussed.
Extensive talk of recognizable imagery, multiple versions of a band touring at the same time, tribute bands, legal disputes, audience expectations, holograms of dead rock stars, merchandise and alcohol with the band name on it.
I was in disbelief at how many people seemed positive about using holograms of dead people during live shows. Apparently some bands like Foreigner can get away with having no original members because much of their audience doesn't know who the original members were.
Never seen a documentary where the fans come out looking like the bad guys, with their often rigid expectations and need for familiarity. Really wished there was more people in there talking about bands who haven't been held back by dumb fans.

Soaring Highs And Brutal Lows - Not great but okay doc about female vocalists in metal. Most of them lean towards clean and operatic but there's a few gruntier vocalists. What made it interesting was how much they talked about music education, technique and the healthy lifestyle you need to keep singing well.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 25 May 2019 14:47 (one year ago) link

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