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Post by Takoma1 » Thu May 21, 2020 6:34 pm

Torgo wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Good to know, I actually bought the DVD many years ago and have shamefully not watched it yet.
I've only seen it in the theater (twice actually). And the reactions of my fellow audience members were a part of what made the movie special. I know I've said this before, but one guy had brought a date and I think that it was clearly a little out of her wheelhouse. At one point she just sort of went, "What? . . . . . . Why?".
It also contains a movie called "Shock" (Bava, 1977). Any good?
Looking at this one, I don't think I've seen it.
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Post by Rock » Thu May 21, 2020 6:59 pm

Shock is good. About halfway between dumb as hell and legitimately stylish. If you like Italian horror it should be a good time.
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Post by Slentert » Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:29 am

Top 10 Favorite First Time Watches of May 2020

1. Lacombe, Lucien
2. Le Cercle Rouge
3. Boro in the Box
4. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
5. Cléo de 5 à 7
6. The Fire Within
7. A Farewell to Arms
8. Jacquot de Nantes
9. They Might Be Giants
10. Le Silence de la Mer
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Post by Thief » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:24 am

I'll play that one...

1. Sweet Smell of Success
2. Mother (2009)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird
4. In the Heat of the Night
5. The Wave (2015)
6. Song of the Sea
7. The Central Park Five
8. Escape from Alcatraz
9. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
10. The Eagle (1925)
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Post by Torgo » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:27 am

My May top ten:

1. Cold War
2. Bicycle Thieves
3. Slacker
4. Dragonslayer
5. Dolls (1988)
6. Before Sunrise
7. 1917
8. The Vast of Night (on Amazon Prime as of this weekend)
9. Topkapi
10. Treasure Planet
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Post by wichares » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:09 pm

Since we were discussing PTA in the other thread...

4.5/5
1. Magnolia
2. Phantom Thread
3. The Master
4. Punch-Drunk Love

4/5
5. Boogie Nights
6. There Will Be Blood

3.5/5
7. Inherent Vice
8. Hard Eight

#1 and #5 really need a rewatch though since they were seen in the mid-00s during my teen formative years, where as I watched the rest around 2015-2017.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:04 pm

There's still some stuff I haven't seen, but here's my current ranking:

1) Magnolia
2) There Will Be Blood
3) Phantom Thread
4) The Master
5) Punch-Drunk Love

Overall, fond of all of them.
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Post by Thief » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:09 pm

I still haven't seen Inherent Vice or Punch-Drunk Love, but...

1. There WIll Be Blood
2. Phantom Thread
3. Hard Eight
4. The Master
5. Boogie Nights
6. Magnolia

Although I owe a serious rewatch to Magnolia (the whole frog rain didn't sit well with me back in the day), there's really not a dud in there.
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Post by MrCarmady » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:06 pm

I should see Hard Eight but

1. Inherent Vice





2. The Master
3. Phantom Thread




4. Boogie Nights














5. There Will Be Blood
6. Punch-Drunk Love













































7. Magnolia
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Post by topherH » Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:13 pm

I've seen 13 new films this year, the last before the lockdown. I don't know if that's bad luck or not.
State of Siege |Gavras, 1972| +
Deadpool |Miller, 2016| +
Z |Gavras, 1969| -
The Confession |Gavras, 1970| +
Missing |Gavras, 1982| +
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The Hateful Eight |Tarantino, 2015| +

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Post by Spencie Returns » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:17 am

I want to jump onto the PTA train while it's rolling through.

There Will Be Blood
Boogie Nights
Magnolia
Punch-Drunk Love
The Master
Hard Eight

I feel like his movies are of a consistent, sturdy quality, making my list downright interchangeable. There Will Be Blood is definitely my favorite, though.
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Post by Slentert » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:04 am

1. Punch-Drunk Love
2. There Will Be Blood
3. The Master
4. Boogie Nights
5. Phantom Thread
6. Magnolia
7. Hard Eight
8. Inherent Vice

I like all of these by the way.
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Post by crumbsroom » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:07 pm

1. Boogie Nights
2. There Will Be Blood
3. Inherent Vice
4. The Master
5. Magnolia
6. Phantom Thread
7. Punch Drunk Love
8. Hard Eight

I don't necessarily think Boogie Nights is his best, but I have a weird situation with Anderson films in that, while I always really like all of them, I never seem to go back to any for rewatches. And I've watched Boogie Nights upwards of ten times. So it would be disingenuous of me to place any of them above, even though any of those top 6 could arguable be my favourite if I went back to them more often.
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Post by Torgo » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:18 pm

1. Boogie Nights
2. Hard Eight
3. Punch Drunk Love

4. The Master
5. Magnolia
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Phantom Thread

I haven't seen Inherent Vice.
I love the first three, but I included a gap in the list because the rest of his movies make me feel like Elaine in "The English Patient" episode of Seinfeld. It seems like the more serious and the weightier the themes are in his movies, the colder they leave me.
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Post by MrCarmady » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:38 pm

Quit telling your stupid story about the stupid desert and just die already! DIE!
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Post by Torgo » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:55 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Quit telling your stupid story about the stupid oilman and just die already! MILKSHAKE?
Fixed. :D
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Post by MrCarmady » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:17 pm

Torgo wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Fixed. :D
Totally with you on that. Surprised Phantom Thread is your bottom one, though, as that one is at least funny and only just over 2 hours rather than almost 3 like Magnolia and TWBB.
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Post by Torgo » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:21 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:17 pm
Totally with you on that. Surprised Phantom Thread is your bottom one, though, as that one is at least funny and only just over 2 hours rather than almost 3 like Magnolia and TWBB.
I rate all 3 about the same - probably somewhere in the C+/C range - but even though it's slightly shorter than the other two, I got the least out of it. Its theme of giving up a part of yourself to be free has been done better and more interestingly in other movies - Hedwig and the Angry Inch, for instance - and while you're probably supposed to be skeptical of Reynolds and Alma's romance, it strained my plausibility limit, as did that over the top use of poisonous mushrooms.
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Post by Rock » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:47 am

The Mission: Impossible series, ranked:

VI
I
IV
II
V
III

Just (re)watched II over the weekend. The "re" is in brackets because I'm thinking I might not have actually seen close to the whole thing. As a kid I vaguely remember seeing the motorcycle stunts and thinking they were really lame, but now with my superior taste in film I see the motorcycle stunts and think they're fucking awesome. I think it's generally considered the worst in the series (it feels a lot closer to a Brosnan-era Bond than what the series would eventually turn into, and the kinkier angles of the plot, which is basically about the hero and villain insisting on getting cuckolded, seem underexplored), but it's got some great bursts of style and it's interesting seeing an entry in this series trying to distinguish its action scenes almost purely through strong, stylish action direction rather than leaning on elaborate setups or lunatic stunts (which are still great things, for the record). Anyway, it's been a few years since I last saw the first one, but I think I'd rank them as above, with III being the only one I actually dislike (the action is fucking awful).
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Post by Inkdaub » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:11 am

Rock wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:47 am
The Mission: Impossible series, ranked:

VI
I
IV
II
V
III

Just (re)watched II over the weekend. The "re" is in brackets because I'm thinking I might not have actually seen close to the whole thing. As a kid I vaguely remember seeing the motorcycle stunts and thinking they were really lame, but now with my superior taste in film I see the motorcycle stunts and think they're fucking awesome. I think it's generally considered the worst in the series (it feels a lot closer to a Brosnan-era Bond than what the series would eventually turn into, and the kinkier angles of the plot, which is basically about the hero and villain insisting on getting cuckolded, seem underexplored), but it's got some great bursts of style and it's interesting seeing an entry in this series trying to distinguish its action scenes almost purely through strong, stylish action direction rather than leaning on elaborate setups or lunatic stunts (which are still great things, for the record). Anyway, it's been a few years since I last saw the first one, but I think I'd rank them as above, with III being the only one I actually dislike (the action is fucking awful).
Don't forget the dove. They should have brought that dove to Comic-Con.

I couldn't rank them all as I haven't seen them all. So...

I
IV
II
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Post by Thief » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:37 pm

III
Fallout
I
Ghost Protocol
Rogue Nation
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II

First three are pretty close, as are the next two. They're all great, but I absolutely love the third one. I'll die on that hill.
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Post by wichares » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:57 am

Pretty final ranking for me, because I rewatched them all after Fallout (and even inadvertently watched Fallout a second time after those rewatches).

4.5/5
1. Ghost Protocol
2. Fallout

4/5
3. III
4. Rogue Nation

3.5/5
5. II
6. I
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Post by Torgo » Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:43 pm

My 1983 top ten:

1. Sans Soleil
2. Nostalghia
3. Videodrome
4. L'Argent
5. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
6. The Fourth Man
7. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
8. A Christmas Story
9. Local Hero
10. Monty Python's Meaning of Life

Honoroable Mentions:
A Nos Amours, Scarface, The Dead Zone, Sleepaway Camp, Strange Brew

Need to See:
Daniel, Rumble Fish, The Hunger, The Keep, The Right Stuff, Vigilante

Seeing The Fourth Man, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and Nostalghia for the first time recently inspired me to write this list because they all threw a wrench into my rankings for this year. It's a very strong year overall, especially since so many legendary directors (Cronenberg, Marker, De Palma, Tarkovsky, Verhoeven, etc.) released some of their best work in it. If there are any other movies you think I should add to my need to see list for 1983, please send them over!
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Post by Rock » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:42 pm

No love for The King of Comedy?
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:49 pm

Isn't that from 1982?

Edit: Never mind. It didn't get released in the U.S. until 1983.
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Post by Rock » Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:51 pm

Not if we're going by US release date.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:01 pm

Rock wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:42 pm
No love for The King of Comedy?
I need to watch it again because I fell asleep during a good chunk of it and I don't think it was the movie's fault. What I was awake for, I liked, but not enough to put on my top 10 or in my honorable mentions. I guess my biggest, likely oft-mentioned issue with it is that it seems like little more than a rewrite of Taxi Driver, with fame replacing loneliness as the big theme. De Niro is terrific in it, however. It might be one of his five best performances.
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Post by topherH » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:56 pm

Rock wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:42 pm
No love for The King of Comedy?
I second this.
State of Siege |Gavras, 1972| +
Deadpool |Miller, 2016| +
Z |Gavras, 1969| -
The Confession |Gavras, 1970| +
Missing |Gavras, 1982| +
The Revenant |Inarritu, 2015| +
The Hateful Eight |Tarantino, 2015| +

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Post by MrCarmady » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Sans Soleil is a great choice for top film. Rumble Fish is mine so I would definitely encourage you to seek it out soon but it sounds like you're planning to anyway, in which case I'll throw in El sur, Moznosti dialogu, Pauline at the Beach and In the White City which are all on my top 10.
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Post by Torgo » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:52 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Sans Soleil is a great choice for top film. Rumble Fish is mine so I would definitely encourage you to seek it out soon but it sounds like you're planning to anyway, in which case I'll throw in El sur, Moznosti dialogu, Pauline at the Beach and In the White City which are all on my top 10.
Thanks, I'll check them out. I'll have to do lots of mental preparation for Moznosti dialogu, though.
I mean, I like Little Otik a lot, but man, it took my mind to places it should not go.
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Post by Thief » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:16 pm

Torgo wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:43 pm
My 1983 top ten:

1. Sans Soleil
2. Nostalghia
3. Videodrome
4. L'Argent
5. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
6. The Fourth Man
7. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
8. A Christmas Story
9. Local Hero
10. Monty Python's Meaning of Life

Honoroable Mentions:
A Nos Amours, Scarface, The Dead Zone, Sleepaway Camp, Strange Brew

Need to See:
Daniel, Rumble Fish, The Hunger, The Keep, The Right Stuff, Vigilante

Seeing The Fourth Man, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence and Nostalghia for the first time recently inspired me to write this list because they all threw a wrench into my rankings for this year. It's a very strong year overall, especially since so many legendary directors (Cronenberg, Marker, De Palma, Tarkovsky, Verhoeven, etc.) released some of their best work in it. If there are any other movies you think I should add to my need to see list for 1983, please send them over!
Damn, I've only seen two from your Top 10 (two and a half, actually). I'll keep this Top as recs.

For what it's worth, I haven't seen a lot. My "Top 10" would be...

1. Return of the Jedi
2. National Lampoon's Vacation
3. WarGames
4. A Christmas STory
5. The Right Stuff
6. Scarface
7. Mr. Mom
8. Deathstalker
9. Jaws 3-D
10. Cujo

The only other two films I've seen were Risky Business and Porky's II, both of which I can barely remember.
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Post by crumbsroom » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:45 pm

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Christine
A Nos Amours
Christmas Story
Vacation
Scarface
Videodrome
The Right Stuff
The Fourth Man
Never Cry Wolf
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Post by Captain Terror » Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:52 pm

Based on my Letterboxd log:

5-star:
The Pit The Pendulum and Hope

4-star:
Videodrome
Dead Zone
The 4th Man
Fire and Ice
Blood Beat
Rock & Rule
Eyes of Fire
Down to the Cellar
Suffer, Little Children

3-1/2 star:
Return of the Jedi
Angst
Cujo
The Final Terror
Frightmare
The Devonsville Terror

edit: Ha, I mean I generally put about 2 seconds' worth of thought into my ratings but it's still funny to see that I've ranked Suffer Little Children over Jedi. :oops:
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:08 pm

I haven't seen a lot, and some of these are much better than others, but here's my list (in no particular order):

Angst
The Deadly Spawn
The King of Comedy
L'Argent
The Right Stuff
Sans Soleil
Sleepaway Camp
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Videodrome
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Post by crumbsroom » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:54 pm

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:08 pm

The Deadly Spawn
Oh, I didn't think of this. Would definitely be on my list, probably somewhere in the middle. See you later, Never Cry Wolf.
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Post by MrCarmady » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:06 pm

Torgo wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:52 pm
Thanks, I'll check them out. I'll have to do lots of mental preparation for Moznosti dialogu, though.
I mean, I like Little Otik a lot, but man, it took my mind to places it should not go.
I don't think I've seen any full-length Svankmajer yet but that one worked superbly well for me, it's only 14 minutes and packs more originality in than most feature films.
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FWIW Alice is the best Svankmajer.
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Post by wichares » Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:21 am

Haven't seen much, but here's my top 10 of 1983

1. A Christmas Story
2. Terms of Endearment
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Angst
5. The Fourth Man
6. Project A
7. Risky Business
8. Christine
9. Psycho II
10. Sleepaway Camp
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Post by MadMan » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:33 am

Favorite Random Movies List Vol. 1

1. The Third Man
2. Le Cercle Rouge
3. The Big Lebowski
4. Blade Runner
5. The Searchers
6. Night of the Living Dead
7. Modern Times
8. Drive
9. In The Mood For Love
10. Finding Nemo
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:30 pm

My Current Top 50 Favorite Movies of All Time

1. Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
2. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, Sidney Lumet)
3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
4. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)
5. Naked (1993, Mike Leigh)
6. Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder)
7. My Man Godfrey (1936, Gregory La Cava)
8. Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-Wai)
9. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
10. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)

11. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-Wai)
12. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Don Hertzfeldt)
13. Out of the Past (1947, Jacques Tourneur)
14. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)
15. The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)
16. The Long Goodbye (1973, Robert Altman)
17. Beau Travail (1999, Claire Denis)
18. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
19. Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
20. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-Wai)

21. Miller's Crossing (1990, Joel Coen)
22. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
23. Singin' in the Rain (1952, Gene Kelle & Stanley Donen)
24. Breaking Away (1979, Peter Yates)
25. A Zed and Two Noughts (1985, Peter Greenaway)
26. Blood Simple (1984, Joel Coen)
27. Rushmore (1998, Wes Anderson)
28. Jackie Brown (1997, Quentin Tarantino)
29. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman)
30. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanleu Kubrick)

31. The Shop Around the Corner (1940, Ernst Lubitsch)
32. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)
33. Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
34. I Walked With a Zombie (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
35. The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)
36. The Scent of Green Papaya (1993, Trần Anh Hùng)
37. Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)
38. Only Yesterday (1991, Isao Takahata)
39. Before Sunrise (1995, Richard Linklater)
40. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese)

41. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
42. Five Easy Pieces (1970, Bob Rafelson)
43. In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)
44. To Be Or Not To Be (1942, Ernst Lubitsch)
45. Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Paul Thomas Anderson)
46. Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa)
47. Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger)
48. Harakiri (1962, Masaki Kobayashi)
49. Sonatine (1993, Takeshi Kitano)
50. Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)

Personally, I still find it to be too American-centric, but I'm working on watching more movies outside of just one specific continent.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:26 pm

Here's my current favorites list:

1. Stalker (1979)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
3. Eraserhead (1977)
4. The Tree of Life (2011)
5. Late Spring (1949)
6. Persona (1966)
7. Vertigo (1958)
8. Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
9. Come and See (1985)
10. Andrei Rublev (1966)
11. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
12. It Happened One Night (1934)
13. Paths of Glory (1957)
14. Gummo (1997)
15. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
16. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
17. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
18. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
19. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)
20. Seconds (1966)
21. Le Samourai (1967)
22. Touch of Evil (1958)
23. Magnolia (1999)
24. Holy Motors (2012)
25. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
26. All That Jazz (1979)
27. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
28. The House is Black (1963)
29. Out of the Past (1947)
30. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
31. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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1. Phantom Thread


2. Inherent Vice

3. There Will Be Blood
4. Boogie Nights

5. Punch-Drunk Love


6. Magnolia






7. The Master
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Post by MrCarmady » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm

Slentert, killer list - so many of these are on my own favourites list it's unreal, special kudos to It's Such a Beautiful Day, Fallen Angels, Breaking Away, Before Sunrise, After Hours and Only Yesterday as I don't see them on top of all time lists as often as I'd like. Curiously I'm not at all a fan of your #1, though, but given how well-aligned our tastes are I'm adding all the 10 I've not seen to my watchlist (although most of them are on my radar anyway). Should make my own list, haven't really thought about all-time favourites in ages.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » 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.
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:10 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Slentert, killer list - so many of these are on my own favourites list it's unreal, special kudos to It's Such a Beautiful Day, Fallen Angels, Breaking Away, Before Sunrise, After Hours and Only Yesterday as I don't see them on top of all time lists as often as I'd like. Curiously I'm not at all a fan of your #1, though, but given how well-aligned our tastes are I'm adding all the 10 I've not seen to my watchlist (although most of them are on my radar anyway). Should make my own list, haven't really thought about all-time favourites in ages.
Ha, thank you. I already got a hunch we might have rather similar tastes just based on our conversations on here and your letterboxd activity.

Harold and Maude is a very personal movie to me, in the sense how it perfectly deals with everything I'm going through in my life right now (entering into adulthood, having trouble relating to other people, feeling suicidal...) but I understand how it might not appeal to other people. I don't consider it to be the greatest movie of all time or anything, I couldn't make a list like that anyway, I have to follow my heart with these kind of things, objectivity interests me very little.

I would love to read your list if you end up making it.
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:15 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 keep a Word document that I update every once in a while, so this top 50 a natural evolution of what I started with about 4 years ago. The full list actually contains about something just under a 120 titles, but it's kind of a mess, and I felt like this top 50 was an accurate representation of my own personal taste, even though it misses quite a few movies I really love.

Also, I'm only 19 years old, I've seen far less movies in my life than any of you, which makes it easier to pick. I call myself a noob in my thread for a reason. ;)
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Post by MrCarmady » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:17 pm

Objectivity is a fool's game. I have a lot of time for Ashby's Shampoo so should probably check The Last Detail out based on that. And that sucks to hear that you're going through some heavy stuff, hope you have the support you need for this, both professional and personal. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you need to vent about stuff, while I was never suicidal, I was an angsty depressed teenage cinephile as well when I first joined these forums so hopefully can give some perspective.
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:35 pm

MrCarmady wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Objectivity is a fool's game. I have a lot of time for Ashby's Shampoo so should probably check The Last Detail out based on that. And that sucks to hear that you're going through some heavy stuff, hope you have the support you need for this, both professional and personal. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you need to vent about stuff, while I was never suicidal, I was an angsty depressed teenage cinephile as well when I first joined these forums so hopefully can give some perspective.
Thank you, I appreciate that.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:37 pm

Slentert wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:15 pm
I keep a Word document that I update every once in a while, so this top 50 a natural evolution of what I started with about 4 years ago. The full list actually contains about something just under a 120 titles, but it's kind of a mess, and I felt like this top 50 was an accurate representation of my own personal taste, even though it misses quite a few movies I really love.

Also, I'm only 19 years old, I've seen far less movies in my life than any of you, which makes it easier to pick. I call myself a noob in my thread for a reason. ;)
Thank you for replying. Whatever list I posted would end up being constantly edited and updated. So I need to start one. I'll have the results in four or five years. That's if the 'roni virus doesn't get us all. :wink:
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Post by Slentert » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:46 pm

Patrick McGroin wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Thank you for replying. Whatever list I posted would end up being constantly edited and updated. So I need to start one. I'll have the results in four or five years. That's if the 'roni virus doesn't get us all. :wink:
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.
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