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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:35 pm

Patrick McGroin wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
I have a question. How long did each of you work on these Top _____ favorite movies lists? Because I can't begin to imagine how long it would take me.
I posted mine to IMDb some years ago and have been editing it ever since. There's a number of titles on there I should rewatch though.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 pm

Also, same here Slent. I had depression all throughout the latter half of high school and often had suicidal thoughts. Feel free to shoot me a pm as well if you ever need someone to talk to.
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Post by Thief » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:48 pm

I wouldn't know where to begin with a Top 10 or Top 20 of favorites. Other than my Top 2, I could shoot 10 films I absolutely love, and then remember 10 more that I love just as much and wouldn't know how to rank one above/below the other.
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:58 pm

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Also, same here Slent. I had depression all throughout the latter half of high school and often had suicidal thoughts. Feel free to shoot me a pm as well if you ever need someone to talk to.
Thanks, man. I also don't want to give the impression that I'm doing worse than I actually am. Saying I'm fine or healthy would be dishonest, but I'm already doing better than I was even 10 months ago. I'll probably won't get rid of these feelings easily, but I'm managing it for now.
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Post by Rump » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 pm

Top 10 Hottest Actresses of 2020

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1. Chloe Bennet
2. Paula Patton
3. Jessica Lucas
4. Ariana Grande
5. Hailee Steinfeld
6. Aubrey Plaza
7. Ana De Armas
8. Chrissie Chau
9. Margot Robbie
10. Lily Collins

Awww i miss Battle of the Hotties :(

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Post by Patrick McGroin » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:20 pm

Slentert wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:46 pm
In the end, these kind of lists are nothing more than a snapshot: they're an honest of reflection what is specifically of interest to us at the time of composing. This can change on a whim, and when you're taste is as fickle as mine, it's nearly impossible to come up with something that is a 100% accurate.
Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:35 pm
I posted mine to IMDb some years ago and have been editing it ever since. There's a number of titles on there I should rewatch though.
It's a life's work. If done properly that is. But you can't edit or update it if you never started one so I need to get off the pot. Right off the bat I can name some I watch over and over. Where Eagles Dare comes to mind. That's an offbeat entry but it's definitively a favorite. I think Blue Ruin would be in my Top Ten as well. Anyway, I'll post a T10 if I can finish one. Thanks for the feedback.
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Post by Slentert » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:07 am

Watched Where Eagles Dare a couple of months ago for the first time, it's fucking rad. The quinessential Dad movie.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:01 am

What I did when I started my favorites list was list a couple dozen titles I especially loved (even though most were just filler) and expanded upon it as I went along, slowly removing the filler films as I saw new films. It takes time to be fully satisfied with your list (or, at least, it did for me), but I'm glad I kept at it. Also, according to my IMDb list, 2001 is the only film on my list which has been there since day one.
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Post by Slentert » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:14 pm

Top 20 episodes of Community

1. Cooperative Calligraphy
2. Digital Estate Planning
3. Remedial Chaos Theory
4. A Fistful of Paintballs
5. Basic Lupine Urology
6. Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design
7. Paradigms of Human Memory
8. Modern Warfare
9. Documentary Filmmaking: Redux
10. Pillows and Blankets
11. Cooperative Polygraphy
12. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
13. Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking
14. Basic Intergluteal Numismatics
15. Epidemiology
16. Comparative Religion
17. Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas
18. Geothermal Escapism
19. Basic Rocket Science
20. Horror Fiction in Seven Spooky Steps
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Post by Torgo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:25 pm

My favorite movies of 2020 so far, which I hesitate to post since I've barely seen any new movies from this year due to the pandemic:

1. The Vast of Night (this is on Amazon Prime)
2. The Invisible Man
3. Emma
4. Athlete A (this is on Netflix)
5. Bad Education (this is on HBO)

Honorable Mentions: Be Water, Onward, Spaceship Earth

My favorite first-time watches of 2020 so far:

1. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
2. Cold War (2018)
3. Ballad of a Soldier
4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
5. Time Bandits
6. The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
7. Foreign Correspondent
8. Planet of the Apes
9. I Walked With a Zombie
10. Hard Times

Honorable Mentions: Dolls (1987), Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Slacker
Last Great Movie Seen
Have a Nice Day (Liu, 2017)
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Post by Slentert » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:59 pm

Favorite First Time Watches of June 2020

1. Awaara (1951)
2. Empire of Passion (1978)
3. Daughters of the Dust (1991)
4. Good Morning (1959)
5. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
6. Losing Ground (1982)
7. Dial M for Murder (1954)
8. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
9. Hausu (1977)
10. Mikey and Nicky (1976)

HM: Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) & Animal Crackers (1930)
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:09 pm

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Moonlighting (1982)
Night Train (1959)
The Iron Rose (1973)
Reprise (2006)
A Short Film About Love (1988)
Time Stood Still (1959)
Tange Sazen and a Pot Worth One Million Ryo (1935)
The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
Der Schöne Tag (2001)
If I Had Four Dromedaries (1966)
HMs: Streets of Fire, Caged Heat, Undertone Overture, Bridges-Go-Round

Top re-watches: La Haine, L'ami de mon amie, Christmas in July

Worst: The Duchess of Langeais, The Brand New Testament
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Post by Thief » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:29 pm

My Top first time watches of June 2020...

Uncut Gems
The Lighthouse
High Life
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring


HM: Overlord and Mr. Six

This Pattinson kid is good, huh?
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Post by Slentert » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:55 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Worst: The Brand New Testament
Aww, I like this one. Though I can totally imagine someone hating this.
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:58 pm

Slentert wrote:
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Aww, I like this one. Though I can totally imagine someone hating this.
I knew I was gonna dislike it even before I watched it, but my friend picked it. I don't know what was worse, the sexism or the schmaltz. Although I do like the idea of casting Catherine Deneuve as a character who fucks a gorilla.
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Post by Slentert » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 pm

Favorite discoveries from the first half of 2020

1. The Marriage of Maria Braun
2. Only Yesterday
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. Harakiri
5. Le Samourai
6. The Taking of Pelham 123
7. Howl's Moving Castle
8. Stop Making Sense
9. Cluny Brown
10. Lacombe Lucien
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Post by crumbsroom » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 pm

Slentert wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Favorite discoveries from the first half of 2020

1. The Marriage of Maria Braun
2. Only Yesterday
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. Harakiri
5. Le Samourai
6. The Taking of Pelham 123
7. Howl's Moving Castle
8. Stop Making Sense
9. Cluny Brown
10. Lacombe Lucien
I don't know Only Yesterday or Cluny Brown but these are all great

And how many Fassbinders have you seen? Because Maria Braun would probably be in the middle of the pack for me
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Post by Thief » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:35 pm

Slentert wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:13 pm
Favorite discoveries from the first half of 2020

1. The Marriage of Maria Braun
2. Only Yesterday
3. Anatomy of a Murder
4. Harakiri
5. Le Samourai
6. The Taking of Pelham 123
7. Howl's Moving Castle
8. Stop Making Sense
9. Cluny Brown
10. Lacombe Lucien
The bold ones are the only ones I've seen from this list, but they are all excellent.
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Post by Slentert » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:40 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 pm
I don't know Only Yesterday or Cluny Brown but these are all great

And how many Fassbinders have you seen? Because Maria Braun would probably be in the middle of the pack for me
I've only seen two Fassbinders. Maria Braun was my first, I also watched Ali: Fear Eats the Soul recently. I am planning on watching Petra Von Kant somewhere later this month.
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:18 pm

Only Yesterday is my favourite Ghibli, gorgeous film. I've seen a bunch of Fassbinders but not for ages, need to get back on that. My favourite is Love Is Colder Than Death.
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Post by crumbsroom » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:42 pm

FASSBINDER FASSBINDER FASSBINDER

1) Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
2) Beware of a Holy Whore
3) Merchant of Four Seasons
4) Berlin Alexanderplatz
5) Fox and His Friends
6) World on a Wire
7) I Only Want You To Love Me
8) In a Year of 13 Moons
9) Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
10) Gods of the Plague
11) Fear of Fear
12) Lola
13) Veronika Voss
14) Martha
15) Why Does Herr R. Run Amok
16) Marriage of Maria Braun
17) Mother Kuster's Goes to Heaven
18) Katzelmacher
19) Despair
20) Love Is Colder Than Death
21) Satan's Brew
22) The American Soldier
23) Third Generation
24) Rio Das Mortes
25) Chinese Roulette
26) Querelle
27) Whity
28) Stationmasters Wife
29) Pioneers In Ingolstadt
30) Nickelhausen Journey

I'm only half way through Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, and if it stays this way, it is top 10.

I've never been able to finish Effi Briest.
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Post by Thief » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:17 pm

Oh my, what is this? I must surely click on one of those nifty links!
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Post by Captain Terror » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:28 pm

Thief wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Oh my, what is this? I must surely click on one of those nifty links!
Tantalizing, isn't it? The temptation is strong....
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:46 pm

Darn. I clicked on one of those stupid links and now my computer has a virus.

On the bright side though, I'm going to get a free passport now, apparently.
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Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:25 am

as a distraction some friends and I have been ranking the 11 Star Wars movies and getting a consensus out of it. if anybody here has seen all 11 SW movies, I ask that you please give me your ranking so that I may add on to our lists. thanks!

here are my rankings btw if anybody is curious
1. Star Wars/A New Hope - earnest, intentionally puerile counter-programming to the pessimism and iconoclasm of Lucas’s peers. could have failed in hundreds of different ways but didn’t. expertly draws from an eclectic mix of pop culture to construct its own fictional universe, every throwaway detail hinting at a wider world and grander narrative. though imo this is more effective the more it remains suggestive. it is hard to retain that mystique when new entries into the SW franchise feel compelled to over-explain every inch of it. probably one reason why I never got into the EU, let alone the infamous prequel movies.

2. The Empire Strikes Back – probably spoiled us by allowing the franchise to “grow up” only to return to kid-friendly hijinks in the next one. a finely crafted piece of pop cinema, literally no one dislikes this movie.

3. Return of the Jedi – admittedly benefits from nostalgia. could have aimed for something more poignant (every moment of uncertainty from the last movie is resolved without much fuss) but still hits the spot for me. even if it didn’t, Mom decided to name our dog Wicket so I have no choice now but to embrace it, flaws and all. Lucas wanted Star Wars to be for kids and the fact that everything resolves in an unambiguously cheerful manner speaks to that. plus all the toy-worthy sequences. I do miss collecting the toys.

4. The Last Jedi – made me wish Rian Johnson had more movies to make his own Star Wars. I don’t love it (won’t elaborate cuz there is so much TLJ discourse already) but the people who rank this above Return of the Jedi probably have a stronger case to argue let’s be honest. Rey and Kylo fight scene was kinda sexy ngl.

5. Rogue One – it was okay.

6. The Phantom Menace – suckass movie but gets points for getting released when I was at the carefree age of 8 years old (back when Fukuyama believed the end of history was upon us) and for not having so many green-screen sets. plus you get a sense of Lucas enjoying his toys, before knowing how much his fanbase was going to hate him.

7. Revenge of the Sith – I don’t care how many good ideas this movie had, it absolutely feels like it was directed by a rich, bored man sitting in his chair. gets points for sounding good on paper except for the fact that I don’t need to know how Darth Vader came to be. could have at least made for a interesting story of (to quote Rian) "how entitlement and fear of loss turns good people into fascists" if it weren't for Lucas's absolute dogshit storytelling abilities. if you don't want to write credible human beings or direct actors, you probably shouldn't be making these kinds of movies.

8. The Force Awakens – Corinne has this phrase that I absolutely hate her for which is, “TFA was a big group therapy session for Star Wars fans”. and you know, maybe (maybe!) rebooting back to (and I can’t stress the next word enough) familiar territory would be an okay thing to do IF you plan on going somewhere interesting beyond that. IF you have some new ideas for the next step. having now seen The Rise of Skywalker, I can say with confidence that isn’t what happened. sure, it was a pleasant movie the first time I saw it. JJ’s most noteworthy quality as a filmmaker might be his eagerness to please the audience in the moment. and if you are looking for a director to helm a mainstream franchise, it isn’t the worst quality to have. but once the novelty fades….. well…… maybe this wasn’t JJ’s fault since the suits just needed something out fast and on-time and unlikely to cause much consternation so as to capitalize on the Lucasfilm sale asap. and JJ just does what JJ does best which is please the suits (and the audience (in the moment)). the folly of building a multi-part series around release dates.

9. Attack of the Clones – Citizen Kane for incels

10. The Rise of Skywalker – borderline fascinating in its vulgarity and cynicism. rarely have I seen a movie with so much contempt for its audience released on such a wide scale. simply breathtaking.

11. Young Han Solo – fails to justify its own existence. inconsequential enough to be forgotten. Zachary’s insistence that “this was a movie for the fans” might be the most damning critique of all.
and our consensus so far
1. ESB
2. ANH
3.TLJ
4. RotJ
5. RO
6. RotS + Solo (tied)
7. TPM
8. AotC + TFA (tied)
9. RoS
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Post by Slentert » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:18 pm

Top 10 favorite first time watches of July 2020

1. Come and See (1985)
2. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
3. Outer Space (1999)
4. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
5. Fox and his Friends (1975)
6. Farewell, My Concubine (1993)
7. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
8. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
9. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
10. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
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Post by crumbsroom » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:07 pm

Slentert wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Top 10 favorite first time watches of July 2020

1. Come and See (1985)
2. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
3. Outer Space (1999)
4. A Story of Floating Weeds (1934)
5. Fox and his Friends (1975)
6. Farewell, My Concubine (1993)
7. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
8. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
9. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
10. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
The Mystery of Picasso is among the greatest movies about art, along with Exit Through the Gift Shop, Crumb, F is for Fake and Tim's Vermeer. Maybe the only good movies about the nature of art.
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