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Brazil

Brazil is a fun movie. It’s also a Terry Gilliam movie.

It’s set in the future in a society that seems more truth than fiction, kinda like the movie Idiocracy. The movie is about a government worker who tries to fix a wrongful arrest/killing, but ends up being the one the government goes after. With a bit of comedy and seriousness to the liking I hope we never see, it is entertaining.

Movies like these that depict the future and how we might evolve or devlove are pretty inhteresting to watch.Who knows if we’ll end up with no government like Idiocracy or an incompetent, more paperwork than ever and no questions asked government like in this movie.

Overall, the movie is good. It’s become somewhat of a cult hit. If you like other Terry Gilliam movies, no doubt you’ll like this one. Brazil is also in IMDB’s Top 250 movies at number 245. http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?tt0088846

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Brazil (DVD)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Delicatessen

Delicatessen has some of the most memorable photography and colors in it.Probably because it was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who also did Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Alien 4, and A Very Long Engagement).

The movie is set in the future, seemingly post-apocalyptic world where food is scarce. One small French town survives by eating people under the guise of a butcher’s shop.

It all seems good until the butcher’s daughter falls for one of the new tenants they are about to feast on.

Overall the movie is excellent. Great directing, acting, and plot. Give it a shot if you have seen and liked the other movies I listed from this director.

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Delicatessen (Special Edition) (DVD)

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Starring: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Tideland

Either you loved it or you hated it. It is another cult classic that I think has gained some notoriety as being a pretty fucked up movie.

It’s about a little girl who’s parents die and she gets pretty taken into her own little imaginative world. It’s a Terry Gilliam film, so you know it’s gonna be pretty wonky and out there. His directing is awesome though with great shots, as most of his work is.

Jodelle Ferland, who plays the little girl, does an amazing job. For an 11 year old (at time of filming), it’s crazy how good she is. Jeff Bridges role is funny, I think that was a good casting decision there.

I think what most gets people irked from this movie is the little girl helping her dad injecting himself with drugs. Not a scene most people see or are ready for.

Great movie, another on the must-see list.

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Tideland (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Rating: R (Restricted)

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El Topo

El Topo (The Mole), yet another Alejandro Jodorowsky film (and on our Top 10 List), is about a gun fighter and his son riding through the desert. They come across a city that has been slaughtered by The Colonel and seek revenge. They do find The Colonel and his men, and eventually cut off The Colonel’s gonads. The Colonel then shoots his own brains out.

After they have secured the prisoners from The Colonel and his men, one of them being a woman, they attempt to leave. The woman fights her way past the gunfighters son and rides with him, leaving his son behind with monks.

The lady says she’ll only stay with him if he defeats the four masters in the desert. So the quest is on. Riding through the desert the gun fighter shows his skills. He can shoot a rock and water will come forth. He can dig in the sand and find eggs to eat. This looks to be based on his faith in God.

As time goes on, the lady seems to corrupt him and lose his faith.

I won’t give up the details of the quest to destroy the masters, but it is epic and he learns a lot. After the quest is over you’ll understand why it’s called El Topo. This is a great movie and Jodorowsky really takes you on a journey. It is a must see. If you had to see only one Jodorowsky film, I’d say The Holy Mountain, but this comes in second place.

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El Topo (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau, José Luis Fernández
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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