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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scott from Married with Clickers Podcast's Top 10 discoveries of 2010

Scott and his wife Kat run the Married With Clickers podcast. They've only made 4 episodes so far, but I am already hooked. Perhaps there's something the show that reminds me of discussions my wife and I have about TV and film. Worth checking out! Here is Scott's list of his top 10 discoveries of 2010:

10. Grand Slam (1967) This is a fun, if slow at times, heist movie with an interesting cast and some nice suspense. It features a slightly sedated Klaus Kinski and a nearly Soylent Green Edward G. Robinson. It's also great to see Rio in the 60s.

9. The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) I was (mostly) enthralled by this flawed but engaging film. Perhaps a little long, but the mixture of lushness and brutality makes for an interesting watch. Kudos to Cillian Murphy for mastering the Irish accent (kidding).

8. The Quiet Earth (1985) I was very pleasantly surprised by this superb post-apocalyptic New Zealand flick. If your post-apocalyptic films must involve motorcycles and spiked gloves, this may not be the movie for you but if you like the ‘Last Man on Earth’ theme, it’s a gem.

7. Night of the Demon(aka Curse of the Demon) (1957) I got a collection of MR James stories a while back and was inspired to watch this film. I don't know how I'd missed it up to this point. Jacques Tourneur really knows how to create atmosphere. Good, clean fun with some strong performances.
6. Decision at Sundown (1957) Perhaps the most unique and interesting of all of the Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott westerns. It has a really cynical tone to it, and is very small in scale. Ahead of its time.

5. In the Loop (2009) I know it’s only a year old, but I missed it during the first wave of hype. I don't think any film made me laughed as hard this year.

4. Cry of the Hunted (1953) This is a very atmospheric movie centered around a chase through bayous. Some film noir elements are presents, and the highlight is a trippy sequence in which the detective has swamp fever.

3. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971) I really enjoyed this Sergio Martino Giallo. George Hilton is all charm, and Anita Strindberg gives a very nice performance. The wonderfully suspenseful scene in the grotto was a real highlight of the year.

2. The Station Agent(2003) Had a lot of great reviews upon release, but I never got around to it. A wonderful, quiet little film.

1. Rome Armed to the Teeth (1976) Kudos to the Gentlemen of the GGTMC for getting me interested in Euro Crime. I love the energy of this movie. It really rolls along, propelled by a terrific Micalizzi score.

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