Movie time with Benjamin

I dunno.. what the fuck do people blog about.

Wanna know some movies I like?  Ok here’s some movies I like.

“My Best Fiend” by Werner Herzog

An all time favorite right here.  Klaus Kinski is not fuck-with able.  Werner Herzog is his only equal.  Together they make sweet sweet german despair-porn.  Have I made myself clear?  This is everything a movie should ever be.  If it turned out the universe existed just so this movie could be made, I would find that reasonable.  I’m exaggerating, but I think it’s very good.

“All The President’s Men”

The story of how Watergate came to pass.  Richard Nixon is one of my favorite characters ever to live.  Speaking of which, another great movie about Nixon:

“Secret Honor” by Robert Altman

This entire movie consists of one 90 minute monologue by Philip Baker Hall, playing Richard Nixon getting drunk in his library.  Without ever leaving the room, this movie has wiped it’s dick with Oliver Stone and Josh Brolin by the 2 minute mark.   Some interesting Bohemian Grove talk in this too.

“Rope” by Alfred Hitchcock

Another movie shot in one location.  Hitchcock gets a lot of love, but I think this movie gets slept on. Stop sleeping, world.

“Barton Fink” by the Cohen Brothers

Alright, I concede.  I’m not too into the Cohen Brothers a lot of the time,  but this is the movie that comes closest to making me a believer in the hype.  As soon as I finished this movie I watched it again from the beginning.  That’s never happened before.  Maybe the illest climax ever recorded to film.  Bedframe prison bars.  See this movie immediately.

I could keep going, but it’s gonna take you at least a day to watch all these.  I don’t want to fill up your schedule.  You have work you should be doing.

But, watch this shit when you get a chance.  Report back here.  That’s all for now

Slumdog Millionaire was shite,



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Kenyon says

Great list. I haven't seen all of these movies, but I'm definitely going to pick them up next time I'm at the library.

Thank you for recognizing how horrible Slumdog was. I reps Ben Button all day.

The Dude says

Barton Fink ownz you all!!!!!!!!! The Cohen Brothers do slip but not on this one. Mad sleeper.

albinored says

Barton Fink is one the greatest films ever made: but to bash "Slumdog" - please tell me why?

albinored says

What about 80's movies:

barton kink says

you would like barton fink.

barton kink says

errr, i mean.. i knew you would like barton fink!

buddypeace says

My Best Fiend is superb - I can fully imagine Klaus sitting in the bathroom smashing the muthafucka to pieces that would fit through a tennis racket. The guy is a madman. Burden Of Dreams is great as well, but that's centered on Fitzcarraldo - definitely get on that if you get time. Nosferatu is dark as hell as well.

albinored says

A Few More Movies To Add:

Sarah Horrocks says

Your list is too serious, and severely lacking in zombie splatter flicks. Go watch Cemetary Man 12 times, and tell me with a straight face you still would prefer to watch Barton Fink.

albinored says

HA! I heard that was pretty damn good - Evil Dead style.

albinored says

Some Others:

Sarah Horrocks says

It's Evil Dead style in the sense that the movie Tootsie is Apocalypse Now style.

albinored says

HA, what a great comparison - I always thought it stupid when ppl type LOL, but I really am laughing out loud.

albinored says

I have to ask again, how in the HELL can you bash "Slumdog?"...Someone answer, and don't give it a one sentence slap in the face.

Billy No Mates says

Rope is amazing and one of my favourite movies ever, no one else ever seems to have heard of it. Thank you.

albinored says

No takers on the "Slumdog" insults: