EFC II #167 – Shame (2011)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#167 – Shame (2011)
Dir. Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

The one hundred and sixty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, British director Steve McQueen’s raw look at sex addiction, Shame.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not really, it has a lot of strengths, particularly the acting, but the story didn’t feel complete enough for my liking.

EFC II #115 – Kes (1969)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#115 – Kes (1969)
Dir. Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes

The one hundred and fifteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ken Loach’s authentic and intimate drama about a young teenager growing up in 60s Britain, Kes.

Recorded in November 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Absolutely, a heart wrenching yet wonderful film.

EFC II #101 – Aliens (1986)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#101 – Aliens (1986)
Dir. James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Paul Reiser, Al Matthews, William Hope

The one hundred and first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, James Cameron’s rip roaring and explosive sequel to the 1979 original, Aliens.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, without question.

EFC II #100 – Alien (1979)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#100 – Alien (1979)
Dir. Ridley Scott
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto

The one hundredth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of the most seminal science fiction films ever made, with a tension filled twist of horror, Alien.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Visual Effects (H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Dennis Ayling)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: There’s no question, yes. It gets better every time.

EFC II #95 – The Shining (1980)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#95 – The Shining (1980)
Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton

The ninety-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Stanley Kubrick’s incredible and terrifying adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Shining.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, one of the best horror films ever made.

EFC II #92 – Dracula (1958)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#92 – Dracula (1958)
Dir. Terence Fisher
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Melissa Stribling, Michael Gough, John Van Eyssen

The ninty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Christopher Lee’s first time stepping the shoes of the legendary character that would define his career as much as it did Bela Lugosi, Hammer Horror’s version of: Dracula.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, if you’re gonna watch a Dracula movie, you gotta watch this one.

Luke: Yes, it’s a great film, and a very important horror film for its time.

 

EFC II #70 – Animal Farm (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#70 – Animal Farm (1954)
Dir. John Halas & Joy Batchelor
Starring: Maurice Denham

The seventieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Halas & Batchelor stark animated adaptation of George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, though I didn’t enjoy it and never want to see it again, it has a message.

Luke: Yes, it is undeniably grim, but a very adult and effective animated film.

EFC II #59 – Sabotage (1936)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#59 – Sabotage (1936)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, John Loder, Desmond Tester, Joyce Barbour, Matthew Boulton, S.J. Warmington, William Dewhurst

The fifty-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a charming London set story from Alfred Hitchcock that quickly descends into nail biting tension, Sabotage.

Recorded in August 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I was very surprised with this, an excellent film.

EFC II #44 – Alice {Něco z Alenky} (1988)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#44 – Alice (1988)
Dir. Jan Švankmajer
Starring: Kristýna Kohoutová

The forty-forth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a surreal, bizarre blend of stop motion animation, live action, and the classic Lewis Carroll tale Alice in Wonderland, from Jan Švankmajer: Alice.

Recorded in July 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s another one of those “unlike anything I’ve ever seen” kind of films, and whether or not I completely loved it, it deserves to be seen by any film buff.

EFC II #19 – Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#19 – Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Dir. Mike Newell
Starring: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, James Fleet

The nineteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Richard Curtis penned British rom-com that made Hugh Grant a star in the 90s, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: No, but it’s still a good film.

Luke: No, I enjoyed it a lot but it’s not must see.