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This clip from Waltz with Bashir is a remake of Cake’s “I Bombed Korea.” At the end you can watch the longer version, with subtitles, by clicking: “I Bombed Beirut.”

Apocalypse Now – Coppola’s epic based loosely on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

Carne Tremula – Pedro Almodovar’s best.

Cidade de Deus – Gripping look at the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Gran Torino – Surprisingly effective film about a crusty Korean Vet and his relationship with Laotian neighbors.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Author Ken Kesey never saw the movie version of the film, and despite his objection that it did not make the Native American the protagonist, it is a classic on its own.

Once Were Warriors – This film about an urban Maori family in New Zealand is brutal and stunning.

Religulous – Hilarious.

Slumdog Millionaire – Worthy of all the publicity.

Tsotsi – A troubled and violent boy, living in Soweto township in South Africa, and his redemption through tragedy.

Waltz with Bashir – A harrowing look at Israeli soldier’s recollections of the Sabra and Shatila massacres. Documentary and animation, an amazing cinematic feat.

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Written by Caleb Powell

March 2, 2009 at 5:36 am

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