“These are a few of my favourite films…”

All Power to the People!
Barry Lyndon
Berkeley in the ’60s
Breaking the Spell
Broadway Danny Rose
Capturing the Friedmans
Crimes And Misdemeanours
Dead Ringers
Devil’s Playground
Dr. Strangelove, Or : How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
End of the Century : The Story of the Ramones
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Festen [The Celebration]
Fucking Åmål [aka Show Me Love]
Full Metal Jacket
Guerilla : The Taking of Patty Hearst
Hsi yen [The Wedding Banquet]
La Haine
Land & Freedom
Land of the Dead
Lilja 4-ever
Mad Max
Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky & The Media
Masters of Horror
Mean Streets
Mr. Death : The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Paradise Lost
Rocking the Foundations
Secrets & Lies
Sense and Sensibility
Serial Mom
Seven Samurai
Skinhead Attitude
Starship Troopers
Taxi Driver
Team America : World Police
The Age of Innocence
The Backyard
The Boys
The Corporation
The Decline of Western Civilization : II & III
The Filth and the Fury
The Fog of War
The Ice Storm
The Killing
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Maltese Falcon
The Saragossa Manuscript
The Shining
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
They Live
Tillsammans [Together]
Todo sobre mi madre [All About My Mother]
Waco : The Rules of Engagement
Waking Life
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Wo hu cang long [Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon]
Yin shi nan nu [Eat Drink Man Woman]
Yojimbo [The Bodyguard]
Zéro de conduite : Jeunes diables au collège [Zero for conduct]

And a film that I hope will become one of my favourites is The Edelweiss Pirate Film. Read some history and information on the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Cologne during World War II, the Edelweiss Pirates, and the documentary about their struggle here.

The Edelweiss Pirates have become local heroes in Cologne and are due to be immortalized in film. The director Nico von Glasow said he made the film after being surprised to discover the existence of this group. He says like many Germans he knew nothing about the Edelweiss Pirates despite having grown up in Cologne.

“And I wanted to know why I had not heard about them and I asked my friend Jean Jülich and he said something very interesting. He said that if there is one hero in the country then the rest of the country could say they knew nothing about what was going on. But if there is one hero on every street, then it looks bad for the rest of the street.”

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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