Monday, April 23, 2007

back-shelf picks

I'm sometimes asked for a complete list of recommended movies from my Back-Shelf Pick column. Here's all of the movies I've featured so far. (And check the comments for some great suggestions from readers!)

Riding Giants
The Autumn Heart
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
Sweet Lorraine
Lord of War
The Producers
Butcher Boy
Blood Simple
The Spanish Prisoner
The Good Girl
Attack of the Bat Monsters
Better Than Sex
Me Myself I
Okie Noodling
One Hour Photo
The Sweet Hereafter
Midnight Train
Everything Is Illuminated
Minus Man
American Movie
East Is East
The Aristocrats
The Year of Living Dangerously
The World's Fastest Indian
Bagdad Cafe
Me and You and Everyone We Know
Touching the Void
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
A Slipping Down Life
The Cooler
You Can Count on Me
The Straight Story
Requiem for a Dream
House of Sand and Fog
Calendar Girls
Kingdom of Heaven
Saint Ralph
Clay Pigeons
The Big Kahuna
House of Games
The Missing
Plots with a View
A Love Song for Bobby Long
Love and Sex
The Quiet American
The Deep End
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Howl's Moving Castle
I Capture the Castle
Eve's Bayou
The Professional
A Walk on the Moon
Cop Land
Billy Elliot
Two Family House
Searching for Bobby Fischer
In the Bedroom
The Ref
Hear My Song
Green Dragon
Garden State
21 Grams
28 Days Later
Personal Velicity
To End All Wars
Dear Frankie
Truly, Madly, Deeply
The Tao of Steve
Danny Deck Chair
In America
Scotland, P.A.
Into the West
The Woodsman
Happy Texas
The Safety of Objects
Happy Accidents
Smoke Signals
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

I hope you find some movies here you like. I've tried to pick under-watched movies with the most wide appeal. I have plenty of favorites that are Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese ... But I know that so many moviegoers won't bother with subtitles.


At 10:46 PM, Blogger LadyBronco said...

There's a really good one missing from your list -

Total Recall

(or is it too old?)

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

Not necessarily too old. But it's not Back-Shelf enough.

Fun movie, though.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may not be the appropriate place . . . but oh my god!
Friday's (June 1) Back-Shelf column had two HORRENDOUS misspellings: Hemmingway? McClaine? What is up with that?

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

What's up is that I'm an idiot. Thanks for keeping us honest.

At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A while back you reviewed a movie that was in split screen with 4 screens and the four stories came togather in the end what was it ?

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Warren Epstein said...

The 4-screen thing was "Timecode"


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