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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Favorite Film Discoveries of 2013 - Rob Hunter

Rob Hunter is Associate Editor and a writer for Film School Rejects. He reviews dvds and films in general for that fine website. Check out his stuff here: 
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Also, here's Rob's 2011 Discoveries list: 

and his 2012 list: 

Before Sunset (2004) / Before Sunrise (1995)
A watch of these two was a long time coming so I finally gave in and immediately fell in love with the characters, dialogue, and smarts. Their beauty, honesty, and greatness made my disappointment with BEFORE MIDNIGHT that much more.

Written By (2009)
Imagine Mark Z. Danielewski adapting Richard Matheson's WHAT DREAMS MAY COME into a Honk Kong film directed by Shane Carruth... and then accept that this is as close as we'll ever get to that.

TV Junkie (2006)
Easily one of the most harrowing found footage movies I've ever seen, made all the more impressive by the fact that it's a documentary.

The Telephone Book (1971)
Early '70s softcore isn't exactly my usual stomping ground, but this once lost and then rediscovered (by Vinegar Syndrome) erotic cult classic is surprisingly funny and smart.Sarah Kennedy does her best "young Goldie Hawn" that combines an adorable goofiness with real sexiness. The film is a strange time-capsule that manages an engaging and adorable look back at a simpler time.

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011)
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD is one of my favorite horror/comedies, and my love of it led to me importing the UK steelbook which happily includes this epic documentary on the making of Dan O'Bannon's classic. It's feature-length, filled with insight, laughs, and details, and best of all it finally answered my decades-old question regarding Linnea Quigley's fleshy merkin in the graveyard dance scene.

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