I got the inspiration for this thread from a discussion in the "Matchstick Men" thread. Besides figure skating addicts, there seems to be a great number of movie freaks as well. In your opinion, what films recently (or whenever) have been wonderful in your mind, but for some reason not appreciated by critics or the public?
1. Solaris - WOW! I thought this film was incredible. It was sort of dark and bleak...but underneath there was a timeless love story presented in an incredibly unique way. Clooney was great...Natascha McElhone was incredible....the direction was wonderful...brilliant cinematography....I guess it just wasn't mainstream enough!
2. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - Again Clooney is blindsided by Hollywood! An entertaining story with so many fresh, quirky nuances. I guess, yet again, it wasn't quite mainstream enough.
3. Moulin Rouge - Okay, I know it got nominated for Best Picture, but so many people I've met really hate this movie. Certainly, it had its predictable moments and some cliches, but overall I think it's a stunning movie. It was in your face and loud, full of so many beautiful colors....but in the end it was a genuine love story anchored by two incredible performances (Kidman and McGregor). Many I've talked with preferred "Chicago", but I just don't get it. "Chicago" was entertaining...but I didn't get anywhere near the emotional charge that resulted from "Moulin Rouge".
Well, that's all I can think of for now.