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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 24/9/2008 10:49:27 PM   
Kadaj


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First Goodfellas displaces Beauty and the Beast after months and months.
 
Now Raging Bull displaces Goodfellas after two days.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 25/9/2008 6:51:25 PM   
Rinc


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New entries from the last couple of days (i'm between jobs so i'm ploughing through films at the moment). I watched all of these for the first time.

28. In The Name Of The Father (Sheridan, 1993) - 7/10
Gripping story and afterwards i went onto the internet to read about the Guildford 4. I know it doesn't exactly stick to the true story but it's astonishing how these men and women could have been found guilty. Day-lewis and Postlewaite are excellent.

55. Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) - 6/10
Really enjoyed this. The final act wasn't as good as it could have been but Downey Jr is brilliant and turns this from a mundane superhero film into one that demands a sequel.

62. 3 Godfathers (Ford, 1948) - 6/10
Not the usual cowboys, Indians or gunfighting Western from Ford but it's still very good. I didn't know at all what happens so was pleasantly surprised by it.

78. Persepolis (Paronnaud/Satrapi) - 6/10
Fantastic animation, perhaps the best i've seen for a while. I found the story dragged a little in the third act so it isn't as high as its visuals deserve.

98. Be Kind Rewind (Gondry, 2008) - 6/10
Entertaining in parts, usually when they're filming their films, but it's a bit too sentimental towards the end.

108. The Return of the Pink Panther (Edwards, 1975) - 5/10
I prefer the first Pink Panther where Niven is far better than Plummer and i didn't find it all that funny. It's ok but i won't rush to see it again, even if Sellers is good.

110. Son of Rambow (Jennings, 2007) - 5/10
Dragged a little and although the kids' acting is good i didn't find it all that interesting.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 27/9/2008 9:35:31 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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28. Fargo (5th view, 1996, Coen Brothers) - 5/5I think this was the first Coen brother's film I saw (it might have been the second, after Raising Arizona) and it's probably my favourite of the bunch. A genuine sense of warmth and heart can be found in the character of Marge Gunderson, and Frances McDormand is excellent. She's matched my William H Macy, absolutely wonderful as the man who sets up for his wife to be kidnapped, only for everything to go wrong. Special mention to Carter Burwell's score! Brilliant. 
  
42. The Usual Suspects (6th view, 1995, Singer) - 4/5
Not seen this for a few years, and I've always admired it rather than liked it, but this time I found it to be a whole lot more enjoyable than before. Spectacularly well cast, a marvellous screenplay and some genuinely surprising moments, not least the twist. Still, the twist is also something of a letdown; even thinking about it briefly undoes a lot of what came before. Small matter really though.

50. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly/Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (1st view, 2007, Schnabel) - 4/5*
After Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a massive stroke, he was completely paralysed except for his left eyelud. With the help of his nurses, he learns how to communicate by blinking, and in turn writes a bok about his experiences. Painter turned director Julian Schnabel directs with sensitivity, a great deal of the film taking place from Baubt's perspective. All the cast give terrific performances, especially Matthieu Amalric as Bauby, and Marie-Josée Croze as his nurse. Deeply moving (the scene involving Max Von Sydow's telephone conversation is a real heartbreaker), but almost every review praises the film as inspiration. It's not. It's bloody depressing. 
 
53. True Romance (4th view, 1993, Scott) - 4/5Scripted by Tarantino, this film was apparently intended to have a chronologically-mixes storyline, but director Tony Scott made it linear. Whether that would have benefited the film, who knows? Nevertheless, this is a cracking crime drama, back from the days when Christian Slater had promise and Patricia Arquette wasn't only to be found in TV (though I'm glad that's the case, as Medium is ace!). Both stars are fine, and a whole host of supporting actors back them up, Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken's shared scene being a highlight. Great stuff overall.

54. The Big Lebowski (2nd view, 1998, Coen Brothers) - 4/5The Coen Brothers follow up to Fargo sees Jeff Bridges as The Dude, trapped in a web of mistaken identity and double crossing. Bridges is excellent in the lead, but all the cast are on fire, John Goodman in particular has never been better, as the Vietnam vet with a grudge. Frequently hilarious.

65. The Departed (2nd view, 2006, Scorcese) - 4/5
The first time I've seen this since the cinema, and I think I like it a bit more now. Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio are both on fine form, and there is some excellent support from the liked of Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin. Jack Nicholson lets me down though, hamming it up like many of his performances in the last 30 or so years. Not one of Scorcese's very best films, but a weak Sorcese pic is still a winner.

67. Stardust (2nd view, 2007, Vauhgn) - 4/5
I've read a bunch of reviews that say that this is The Princess Bride for the noughties. That's bobbins; Stardust outdoes Bride in pretty much every way. A great fantasy fairy tale, a sharp sense of humour and some fine performances. It's not all great (Never darken my TV screen again Mr Gervais!) but this is thoroughly enjoyable. Fantastic score also.

69. Pierrepoint (1st view, 2005, Shergold) - 4/5*
Biography of Albert Pierrepoint, who worked as a hangman from 1932 to 1956. Despite some very big liberties with the truth, this is still compelling and moving stuff, with Timothy Spall excellent in the title role, and a nice turn from Juliet Stevenson as his wife .

143. The Hills Have Eyes (1st view, 1977, Craven) - 4/5*
Wes Craven's 1977 original, much better than the recent remake. While the newer film relied on excess gore to provide thrills, this version does have some incredibly tense scenes. The rather unpleasant deaths don't make it the nicest film to watch, but it works well as a "lost in the wilderness” horror film.

161. Pulp Fiction (1994, 5th view, Tarantino) - 3/5
I'm fairly certain that I first saw this during he week of the 9/11 attacks, when the BBC replaced Strange Days with this (at least, I think they did). At the time, the only Tarantino film I'd see was Jackie Brown, which I loved, and I wanted to love this as well. I didn't, and every time I go back to it, I still don't. It's far from a bad film. Travolta and Jackson have never been better, it's the only film in which Thurman doesn't irritate me, there's a wonderful sense of humour, some of the dialogue is pure joy and the disjointed story works exceptionally well. But I just don't love it all that much. Maybe one day I will. (Sorry Beetlejuice!!)

213. Evan Almighty (1st view, 2007, Shadyac) - 3/5*
Well I liked it. It was never going to be a masterpiece, a whole bunch of the jokes fall flat and come the end of the day it feels like both a cash-in and a wasted opportunity. Still, go with the flow and there is quite bit to enjoy here.


236. Revolver (1st view, 2005, Ritchie) - 3/5* A weird one this, isn't it? It has pretty much all of the elements in place that made Guy Ritchie's earlier films Lock, Stock… and Snatch successes, but it lacks any sense of cohesion as it nears the end. The first half is really not bad at all, all style and no substance perhaps, but still enjoyable. Things take a turn when the identity of a mysterious crime lord is revealed, and then it's downhill all the way to the end credits. Shame really.

Shorts

4. Cops (2nd view, 1922, Keaton/Cline) - 4/5
Wonderful Buster Keaton short film, in which a series of unfortunate and unintentional mishaps sees Buster being chased across town by a whole army of policemen. As visually impressive as ever, with some breathtaking stunts (The best of which is when Buster grabs hold onto the back of a moving car, and is whizzed, right off his feet and off the screen. Can't imagine any of name actors of today even thinking about something like that)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 29/9/2008 11:57:05 AM   
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79)  [REC]  (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, Spain, 2007) - 6.5
Pretty good Spanish zombie horror, obviously a little low budget, but the scares were quite effective.

82)  Persepolis  (Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France, 2007) - 6.0
Enjoyable enough animated film about an Iranian girl growing up. Didn't quite feel the love for it the reviews have - it's worth a watch IMO, but not something I'd re-watch too often.

103) The Island  (Michael Bay, USA, 2005) - 5.5
Watched cos it was on ITV the other day. Silly futuristic yarn, impressive action but daft plot. A Michael Bay film, then.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 30/9/2008 1:57:51 AM   
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40)  Gone Baby Gone  (Ben Affleck, USA, 2007) - 7.5
Signifcantly better than expected crime drama from director Affleck, helped by the story, written by the guy who wrote Mystic River. A good cast, a decent plot and a strong setting made up for some of the weaker and under-explored aspects. Some of these could have easily been fixed  - the somewhat bewilderingly definite reaction of Angie at the climax would have been more acceptable had they left in a couple of those deleted scenes. And I guess had the run-time been closer to 3 hours (rather than almost 2) they could have expanded on the scene of Patrick in the Police Interview room, and on Doyle in the aftermath of the story. Generally pretty good though, and I appreciated the poignancy of the final scene.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 1/10/2008 8:01:12 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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29. Sideways (2nd view, 2004, Payne) - 5/5
Alexander Payne's follow up to About Schmidt sees Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church head up to California's wine country to spend the week before Church's wedding. Both male leads give excellent performances. Church was rightly Oscar nominated, as was co-star Virginia Madsen, but this is really Giamatti's film and he gives what is probably his best performance. Incredibly funny at times yet also poignant and moving, it's one of the finest films of the decade.

172. Going To Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (1st view, 2006, ?) - 3/5*
A documentary that does what it says on the tin. Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Stan Winston, Tom Savini and Rob Zombie are just a few of the filmmakers who voice their opinions on the slasher genre that peaked in the late 70s/early 80s, and it's great to see the passion they have for the films from that time. It's chock full of footage as well, often from films I'd never even heard of, and the splatter and gore on show puts many modern films to shame. Still, at just 80-odd minutes. It never really settles down on any particular area and discusses it in depth, which is a great shame. What we do get is interesting, but it feels like skimming the surface.

251. A Good Woman (1st view, 2004, Barker) - 2/5*
In 1930s Italy, a bunch a wealthy English folk start gossiping when new arrival Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) seemingly starts having an affair with a newlywed, a fact that his wife (Scarlett Johansson) is oblivious to. That's pretty much all that happens and I can only suppose that the play its based on, Oscar Wilde's lady Windermere's Fan, is a good deal better. Both Hunt and Johannson are way out of their depth, and only the ever-excellent Tom Wilkinson leaves an impression.


October lists starts here!

Features

1. Rio Bravo (1st view, 1959, Hawks)
2. Jackie Brown (4th view, 1997, Tarantino) - 4/5
3. Burn After Reading (1st view, 2008, Coen Brothers) - 4/5*
4. Frenzy (2nd view, 1972, Hitchcock) - 4/5 
5. Appaloosa (1st view, 2008, Harris) - 4/5*
6. Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (5th view, 1982, Hughes.MacNaughton) - 4/5
7. Jeremiah Johnson (1st view, 1972, Pollack) - 4/5*
8. When Time Ran Out (1st view, 1980, Golstone) - 4/5*
9. Kill Bill: Vol 1 (3rd view, 2003, Tarantino) - 4/5
10. Corridors Of Blood (1st view, 1958, Day) - 4/5*


11. From Hell (2nd view, 2001, Hughes Brothers) - 4/5
12. Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2nd view, 2004, Tarantino) - 4/5
16. Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1st view, 1933, Curtiz) - 4/5
14. Reeker (1st view, 2005, Payne) - 4/5*
15. John Q (4th view, 2002, Cassavates) - 4/5
16. Take The Lead (1st view, 2006, Friedlander) - 4/5*
17. The Island (2nd view, 2005, Bay) - 4/5
18. 16 Blocks (2nd view, 2006, Donner) - 3/5

19. Eagle Eye (1st view, 2008, Caruso) - 3/5*
20. Taken (1st view, 2008, Morel) - 3/5

21. Tropic Thunder (1st view, 2008, Stiller) - 3/5*
22. The Wiz (1st view, 1978, Lumet) - 3/5*
23. House On Haunted Hill (1st view, 1959, Castle) - 3/5*
24. La Nouvelle Ève (The New Eve) (1st view, 1999, Corsini) - 3/5* 
25. Candy (1st view, 2006, Armfield) - 3/5*
 
21. The Dark Is Rising (1st view, 2007, Cunningham) - 2/5*
22. Mammoth (1st view, 2006, Cox) -  2/5*

23. The Lightship (1st view, 1986,Skolimowski) - 2/5*
24. The Deal (1st view, 2005, Kahn) - 2/5*


Shorts

1. Me and My Pal (10th-ish view,1933, Rogers) - 4/5
2. The Paleface (1st view, 1922, Keaton)

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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 1/10/2008 11:32:54 AM   
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073: Limbo (Sayles, 1999) (1st View) 4.5/5
Set in Alaska this film focuses on handyman and ex-fisherman Joe (David Strathairn) and the relationships he forms with Donna de Angelo (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and her somewhat estranged daughter Noelle (Vanessa Martinez). Into this trio comes Joe's half brother Bobby who asks for a favour and that's when things really spiral out of control. Okay so I did shout a split second before the end of this film "I hate the Director!” but only because I realised what was about to happen and I should have seen it coming but didn't, damn you Mr Sayles! Still this is a very good film that I thoroughly enjoyed and thinking about the possible endings I don't believe I would have been satisfied with either outcome.  

077: The Hustler (Rossen, 1961) (1st View) 4.5/5
I admit that I was not an avid follower of the acting career of the late Paul Newman hence this being a first viewing as was The Color of Money, I also have a few more of the mans work to watch over the next few days including The Verdict, Cool Hand Luke and Hud. I'm pretty sure most people here have seen The Hustler (1961) so you know the story; "Fast Eddie” Felson is a small time pool hustler and he has a need, a desire to prove himself the best player by beating Minnesota Fats. Suffice to say a lot more goes on and it is a great film with a fantastic central turn from Newman, an excellent study in character, losing, winning and the price of being the best.       


The Rest: (Yes I know I'm lazy)
152: The Faculty (Rodriguez, 1997) (10th View) 4/5
171: Grosse Pointe Blank (Armitage, 1997) (4th View) 4/5  
174: 30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007) (1st View) 4/5
175: West Side Story (Wise/Robbins, 1961) (15th View) 4/5
192. Julius Caesar (Mankiewicz, 1953) (3rd View) 4/5
199: The Color of Money (Scorsese, 1986) (1st View) 4/5
205. The Spy in Black (Powell, 1939) (1st View) 4/5

213: The River Wild (Hanson, 1994) (6th View) 3.5/5
219. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Herek, 1989) (7th view) 3.5/5
220: Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (Hewitt, 1991) (5th View) 3.5/5
259. A League of Their Own (Marshall, 1992) (9th View) 3/5

292: Rocky IV (Stallone, 1985) (2nd View) 2.5/5
295. Masters of the Universe (Goddard, 1987) (3rd View) 2.5/5

Moved Up: (though because of 15 entries now lower than before)
081: In Bruges (McDonagh, 2008) (2nd View) 4.5/5
281. Iron Man (Favreau, 2008) (3rd and 4th View) 2.5/5 (I keep having to watch this with various family members)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 1/10/2008 9:35:38 PM   
Ultimo Lee

 

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Big Update, been a good couple of months with the odd stinker. Also reordered my whole list

My List

Films Of The Year 2008
4. The Quiet Family South Korea (Kim Ji-Woon, 1998) 9/10 Sept
7. In Bruges  Ireland (Martin McDonagh, 2008) 9/10 Aug
9.
Little Miss Sunshine US (Jonathan Dayton/ Valerie Faris,
2006) 9/10 Sept
17. The 40 Year Old Virgin US (Judd Apatow, 2005) 8/10 Sept
22. The Virgin Spring Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 19608/10 Aug
24. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story US (Jake Kasdan, 2007)  8/10 Sept
26. Forgetting Sarah Marshall US (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) 8/10 Sept
27. Spoorloos /The Vanishing Fra/Hol (George Sluizer, 1988) 8/10 Sept
29. Severance UK (Christopher Smith, 2006) 8/10 Sept
31. Team America: World Police US (Trey Parker, 2004) 7/10 Aug
35. King Of  New York US (Abel Ferrara, 1990) 7/10 Sept
36. All Of Me US (Carl Reiner, 1984) 7/10 Sept
39. The Simpsons Movie US (David Silverman, 2007) 7/10 Aug
41. Shadows in Paradise Finland (Aki Kaurismaki, 1986) 7/10 Sept
44. Mon Meilleur Ami France (Patrice Leconte, 2006) 7/10 Sept
46. A Mighty Wind US (Christopher Guest, 2003) 7/10 Aug
54. Lars and The Real Girl  US (Craig Gillespie, 2007) 6/10 Aug
55. Tsotsi  South Africa (Gavin Hood, 2005) 6/10 Sept
56. Smiles Of A Summer Night Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) 6/10 Aug
57. The Matador  US (Richard Shepard, 2005) 6/10 Aug
58. The Cottage UK (Paul Andrew Williams, 2008) 6/10 Sept
62. Esma's Secret Bosnia (Jasmila Zbanic, 2006) 6/10 Sept
63. Cool Runnings US (Jon Turteltaub, 1993) 6/10 Aug
70. Christiane F. Germany (Uli Edel, 1981) 6/10 Oct *
73. Over The Hedge US (Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, 2006) 6/10 Sept
74. Madagascar US (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, 2005) 6/10 Sept
75. Lady Snowblood Japan (Toshiya Fujita, 1973) 6/10 Aug
76. Tenacious D: In The Pick Of Destiny US (Liam Lynch, 2006
) 6/10 Aug
83. El Topo Mex (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1970) 6/10 Sept
85. Close To Home Isr (Dalia Hager & Vidi Bilu, 2005) 6/10 Sept
88. Crime And Punishment Fin (Aki Kaurismaki, 1983) 6/10 Sept
89. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang US (Shane Black, 2005) 6/10 Aug
94. The Consequences Of Love Italy (Paolo Sorrentino, 2004) 6/10 Sept
96. L'Enfant Bel (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005) 5/10 Sept
97. Evolution US (Ivan Reitman, 2001) 5/10 Aug
98. Yesterday Once More HK (Johnnie To, 2004
) 5/10 Aug
99. Bande A Part France (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 5/10 Aug
103. Summer Interlude Sweden (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) 5/10 Aug
106. Around The World In 80 Days US (Frank Coraci, 2004) Aug
112. The Perfect Catch US (Farrelly Brothers, 2005) 4/10 Sept
117. The Honeymooners US (John Schultz, 2005)
4/10 Sept
123. KM 31 Mex (Rigoberto Castaneda, 2006) 2/10 Sept

Jan: 14 Feb: 7 Mar: 13 Apr: 10 May:14 June: 8 July: 16 Aug:17 Sep: 24 Oct:1

Total: 124


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 3/10/2008 1:29:50 PM   
Kadaj


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Sunset Boulevard: A great film, admittedly my overall Wilder knowledge is fairly basic. I can see why it's a classic but it's far from being a favourite. The apparent Swanson 'powerhouse performance' left me cold and quite embarrassed for her. She's got very unique, startling eyes, but doesn't she know it. Not enough credit was given to William Holden, who was fantastic. I've watched it twice now, and both times I feel the film just got dull after the DeMille cameo. Oh, the best part of the film by far was the appearance by Buster Keaton's .
 
Pather Panchali: The first of the acclaimed Apu trilogy, and my first taste of Indian cinema outside of Bollywood, which I can never look at in the same light again after the brilliant Simpsons skit (if anyone's got a link, please post it). I was slightly concerned about watching it at first, but my fears were put aside once I started watching it. A very long film, but wholly rewarding. Numerous scenes in the film gave me that spine-tingling sensation, and when you get that, you know it's a good film.
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Rome, Open City: Just astonishing. Just brilliant. I adore it. Fantastic. The only reason it's not at the top is because Raging Bull has been wine-tested so  much. I've never known a film as powerful at the same time not being overly sentimental, and to make you laugh as well! Aldo Fabrezzi was incredible, witty, funny etc. etc. etc. I don't want to say anymore, just please watch it. RECOMMENDED.!
 
King Kong vs Godzilla:
 
MY EYES!!! 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 3/10/2008 1:32:06 PM   
Kadaj


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5.0

Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Roma, citta aperta (Rossellini, 1945)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale, Wise, 1991)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin, 1932)
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Leone, 1966)
The Incredibles (Bird, 2004)
Bakushu (Ozu, 1951)

Russkiy kovcheg (Sokurov, 2002)
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (Kurosawa, 1958)
Sanma no aji (Ozu, 1962)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson, 2002)
 
4.5
 
Wall-E (Stanton, 2008)
Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
Monsters Inc (Docter, 2001)
Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
Tôkyô monogatari (Ozu, 1953)
L.A Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

Banshun (Ozu, 1949)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)

Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
No Country For Old Men (Coen, 2007)

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
Singin' in the Rain (Donen, Kelly, 1952)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney, 1939)
Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
This Is England (Meadows, 2006)

Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
 
4.0
 
Swingers (Liman, 1996)
Saikaku ichidai onna (Mizoguchi, 1952)
The Mask of Zorro (Campbell, 1998)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, 2001)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Demme)
The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1982)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)
Trois couleurs: Blue (Kieslowski, 1993)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1985)
Ratatouille (Bird, 2007)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
Aladdin (Clements, Musker, 1992)
The Matrix (Wachowski, 1999)
Last of the Mohicans (Mann, 1992)

Speed (de Bont, 1995)
Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
 
3.5

The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993)
Wanted (Bekmambetov, 2008)
Pinocchio (Disney, 1940)
Atonement (Wright, 2007)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2008)
Closer (Nichols, 2004)
Batman Begins (Nolan, 2005)
X-Men 2 (Singer 2003)
Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)
O' Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen., 2000)
Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008)
Borat (Charles, 2006)
Casino Royale (Campbell, 2006) 
Sunshine (Boyle, 2007)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucas, 2005)
Goldeneye (Campbell, 1995)
Rocky Balboa (Stallone, 2006)
Grindhouse (Rodriguez, Tarantino, Zombie, Wright, Roth)
Mr and Mrs Smith (Liman, 2005)
School of Rock (Linklater, 2004)

Superman Returns (Singer, 2006)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1992)
The Mist (Darabont, 2007)
Superbad (Mottola, 2007)
Ocean's Eleven (Soderburgh, 2001)
El Orfanato (Bayona, 2007)
Fargo (Coen 1996)
Son of Rambow (Jennings, 2008)
Titanic (Cameron, 1997)
Intolerable Cruelty (Coen, 2003)


3.0

Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005)
The Passion of the Christ (Gibson, 2003)
The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)

Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)

Last Action Hero (McTiernan, 1993)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Radomski, Timm, 1993)

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, 2007)
The Rock (Bay, 1996)

The Aristocats (Reitherman, 1970)
30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Adamson, 2008)
Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
The Good Girl (Arteta, 2002)
The Incredible Hulk (Letterier, 2008)
The Bucket List (Reiner, 2008)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Burton, 2007)

Alien 3 (Fincher, 1993)
 
2.5

Blood Diamond (Zwick, 2006)
Raising Arizona (Coen, 1987)

Apt Pupil (Singer, 1998)
Predator (McTiernan, 1987)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron, 2004)
Dawn of the Dead Original (Romero, 1978)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
Rambo (Stallone, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Spielberg, 2008)
Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)
Hancock (Berg, 2008)
Beowulf (Zemeckis, 2007)
Transformers (Bay, 2007)

Dawn of the Dead Remake (Snyder, 2004)
The Ladykillers (Coen, 2004)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Columbus, 1992)

2
 
Jumper (Liman, 2008) 
The Day After Tomorrow (Emmerich, 2004) 
Cliffhanger (Harlin, 1993)
Thunderball (Young, 1965)

 
1.5


I Am Legend (Lawrence, 2007)
Signs (Shyamalan, 2002)

Die Hard 4.0 (Wiseman, 2007)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
The Mask (Russell, 1994)
27 Dresses (Fletcher, 2008)
Speed Racer (Wachowski, 2008)
Batman Forever (Schumacher, 1995)
Con Air (West, 1997)
Home Alone 3 (Gosnell, 1997)
 
1.0

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Strauss, 2007) 

0

 
King Kong vs Godzilla (1962, Honda)
The Sandlot 2 (Evans, 2005)
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Trilogies:
 
1. The Lord of the Rings (5.0)
The Fellowship of the Ring (5.0), The Two Towers (4.5), The Return of the King (4.5)
 
2. 'Noriko' Collection (4.5)
Late Spring (4.5), Early Summer (5.0), Tokyo Story (4.5)
 
3. Indiana Jones Trilogy (4.5)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (4.0), Temple of Doom (4.0), Last Crusade (4.0)
 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 3/10/2008 11:14:37 PM   
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Rome, Open City: Just astonishing. Just brilliant. I adore it. Fantastic. The only reason it's not at the top is because Raging Bull has been wine-tested so  much. I've never known a film as powerful at the same time not being overly sentimental, and to make you laugh as well! Aldo Fabrezzi was incredible, witty, funny etc. etc. etc. I don't want to say anymore, just please watch it. RECOMMENDED.!
 

 

Not a favourite of mine by a long shot. When you simply don't care who dies, something's amiss.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 4/10/2008 4:44:44 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Kadaj


Rome, Open City: Just astonishing. Just brilliant. I adore it. Fantastic. The only reason it's not at the top is because Raging Bull has been wine-tested so  much. I've never known a film as powerful at the same time not being overly sentimental, and to make you laugh as well! Aldo Fabrezzi was incredible, witty, funny etc. etc. etc. I don't want to say anymore, just please watch it. RECOMMENDED.!
 

 

Not a favourite of mine by a long shot. When you simply don't care who dies, something's amiss.




I think I cared everytime. I would name names but......

Please, explain this.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 4/10/2008 5:37:43 AM   
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Well, there's not much to explain really but...

SPOILERS


It's not so much that I didn't care if people died, its more of a case I didn't care what happened to them. Don Pietro's death, while sad, was just an event that happened on screen, it wasn't the death of someone I had grown to care about over the previous 90 minutes or so. It kept me at a distance the whole time, probably the worst thing any film can do, so apathy eventually took over.

I was hugely surprised when I saw Rossellini's Germany, Year Zero shortly after I saw Rome. A complete turnaround in turns of empathy and engagement, excellent in fact.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 5/10/2008 9:49:56 AM   
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68. Appaloosa (1st view, 2008, Harris) - 4/5*
Western directed by and starring Ed Harris. He plays a travelling peacekeeper who has been working alongside Viggo Mortensen for over a decade. They are called to the town of Appaloosa to help rid the place of Jeremy Irons. Renee Zelwegger also appears as a widow who Harris falls for. She’s the weak link in the cast, and her storyline never really convinces. Still, when Harris and Mortenson (sporting some of the finest facial hair this side of Middle Earth) are on the screen it’s often a delight, both utterly convincing as friends, men of few words but who practically know each other’s thoughts. There have been better, more thoughtful, more energetic westerns of recent years, but this isn’t a bad addition.
 
82. Kill Bill: Vol 1 (3rd view, 2003, Tarantino) - 4/5
Not seen this for a few years and after seeing Pulp Fiction last week I thought I’d dig it out. Better than Pulp overall, and Thurman is better than I remembered. Some completely absurd action scenes, it’s best to think of this as fantasy film in some ways. As ever with Tarantino, a fantastic soundtrack. Not bad at all.

113.  Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2nd view, 2004, Tarantino) - 4/5
Pretty much the same as above. More talk and less action this time round though, and overall it’s not quite as sharp as the first one. Still Pai Mei’s sequence is possibly the best bit from either film and, maybe because the thought of being buried alive bloody terrifies me, there’s one sequence here that I winced all the way though.
 
124. The Island (2nd view, 2005, Bay) - 4/5
I love Michael Bay films. I love all of ‘em (well, apart from Transformers, which is just ok). Fair enough, they might be just flash and little else, but they sure are fun to watch. This one is probably his most thoughtful film, and buried deep within there is probably a nice little film about the ethics of cloning and human mortality, but such issues are brushed aside, and who’s to say that that’s wrong? This is really just a big silly action film, and it delivers the goods.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 5/10/2008 3:01:17 PM   
Kadaj


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

Well, there's not much to explain really but...

SPOILERS


It's not so much that I didn't care if people died, its more of a case I didn't care what happened to them. Don Pietro's death, while sad, was just an event that happened on screen, it wasn't the death of someone I had grown to care about over the previous 90 minutes or so. It kept me at a distance the whole time, probably the worst thing any film can do, so apathy eventually took over.



I think it had the opposite effect on me. I thought Aldo Fabrizi was fantastic, incorporating both humour and a great deal of humanity, courage and power into his performance, and I've rarely seen that. I watched this film twice in two days, and both times in gave me the same thrill and emotion impact that only the best can do. Just pretty much everything was brilliant about this film, perhaps the best 'war' film that I've ever seen. Actually I can only think of a few that come close.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 6/10/2008 6:00:48 PM   
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Recent new entries:
JFK (No.1, 10/10) goes straight to my top spot for the year. We can debate all night and day about it's accuracies, but the bottom line is that it's a gripping and involving journey for it's three hour run time. The screenplay is riveting, culminating in the epic courthouse scene. I've said it about Zodiac and the same is true here- when a filmmaker can make a film where we know in advance the outcome (ie, we know that no-one has ever been found guilty for a plot to kill JFK) and can still make us care about the build up, it's the sign of a great film. The casting is excellent across the board, from the lead players of Costner (a career peak) and Oldman down to the relatively minor roles of Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon. An absolute gem.

Shaun Of The Dead (No.38, 9/10) is the kind of film I don't want to patronize by calling it a great "British film" as it's a great film full stop. It manages a great triple whammy by being genuinely funny, quite pleasantly gory and also contains a lot of heart. Simon Pegg has the lovable loser role down pat and his chemistry with Nick Frost brings most of the funny moments. This and the fun-but-overlong Hot Fuzz show that Edgar Wright is a great director in the making

If See No Evil, Hear No Evil (No.81, 8/10) was made today, it would star Adam Sandler and Martin Lawrence and be a dreadful bad taste comedy. In the hands of two gifted pro's like Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, it becomes far more than that and is a sublime slice of farce, with the two on the run from the police who think they committed a murder. Far worse is the Pryor/Wilder vehicle Another You (No.269, 3/10) a far less clever and less funny film, with the only laugh being Pryor's impression of Cary Grant seducing a girl ("Judy, Judy, Judy, would you like to padumph, padumph?").

Finally, 2 eleven-hour flights to America and back gave me a chance to catch up on film I missed at the cinema. Drillbit Taylor (No. 181, 7/10) was far better than I expected, while Son Of Rambow (No.229, 6/10) was an utter disappointment given it's good reviews, as I found the two lead children too annoying to root for. Finally, with my head too tired through an inability to sleep to concentrate on anything with a plot, I watched Meet Dave (No.252, 4/10) which exceeded my limited expectations for it. Not very good, but better than Norbit and raised a few weary chuckles





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/10/2008 2:29:03 PM   
Kadaj


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5.0

Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Roma, citta aperta (Rossellini, 1945)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale, Wise, 1991)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin, 1932)
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)

Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Leone, 1966)
The Incredibles (Bird, 2004)
Bakushu (Ozu, 1951)

Russkiy kovcheg (Sokurov, 2002)
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (Kurosawa, 1958)
Sanma no aji (Ozu, 1962)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson, 2002)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
 
4.5
 
Wall-E (Stanton, 2008)
Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
Monsters Inc (Docter, 2001)
Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
Tôkyô monogatari (Ozu, 1953)
L.A Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

Banshun (Ozu, 1949)
Kumonosu jô (Kurosawa, 1957)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)
Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
No Country For Old Men (Coen, 2007)

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
Singin' in the Rain (Donen, Kelly, 1952)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney, 1939)
Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
This Is England (Meadows, 2006)

Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
 
4.0
 
Elephant (Van Sant, 2003)
Swingers (Liman, 1996)
Saikaku ichidai onna (Mizoguchi, 1952)
The Mask of Zorro (Campbell, 1998)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, 2001)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Demme)
The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1982)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)

Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel, 1922)
Trois couleurs: Blue (Kieslowski, 1993)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1985)
Ratatouille (Bird, 2007)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
Aladdin (Clements, Musker, 1992)
The Matrix (Wachowski, 1999)
Last of the Mohicans (Mann, 1992)

Speed (de Bont, 1995)

Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
 
3.5

The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993)
Wanted (Bekmambetov, 2008)
Pinocchio (Disney, 1940)
Atonement (Wright, 2007)
Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, 1939)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2008)
Closer (Nichols, 2004)
Batman Begins (Nolan, 2005)
X-Men 2 (Singer 2003)
Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)
O' Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen., 2000)
Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008)
Borat (Charles, 2006)
Casino Royale (Campbell, 2006) 
Sunshine (Boyle, 2007)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucas, 2005)
Goldeneye (Campbell, 1995)
Rocky Balboa (Stallone, 2006)
Grindhouse (Rodriguez, Tarantino, Zombie, Wright, Roth)
Mr and Mrs Smith (Liman, 2005)
School of Rock (Linklater, 2004)

Superman Returns (Singer, 2006)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1992)
The Mist (Darabont, 2007)
Superbad (Mottola, 2007)
Ocean's Eleven (Soderburgh, 2001)
El Orfanato (Bayona, 2007)
Fargo (Coen 1996)
Son of Rambow (Jennings, 2008)
Titanic (Cameron, 1997)
Intolerable Cruelty (Coen, 2003)


3.0

Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005)
The Passion of the Christ (Gibson, 2003)
The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)

Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)

Last Action Hero (McTiernan, 1993)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Radomski, Timm, 1993)

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, 2007)
The Rock (Bay, 1996)

The Aristocats (Reitherman, 1970)
30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Adamson, 2008)
Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
The Good Girl (Arteta, 2002)
The Incredible Hulk (Letterier, 2008)
The Bucket List (Reiner, 2008)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Burton, 2007)

Alien 3 (Fincher, 1993)
 
2.5

Blood Diamond (Zwick, 2006)
Raising Arizona (Coen, 1987)

Apt Pupil (Singer, 1998)
Predator (McTiernan, 1987)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron, 2004)
Dawn of the Dead Original (Romero, 1978)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
Rambo (Stallone, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Spielberg, 2008)
Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)
Hancock (Berg, 2008)
Beowulf (Zemeckis, 2007)
Transformers (Bay, 2007)

Dawn of the Dead Remake (Snyder, 2004)
The Ladykillers (Coen, 2004)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Columbus, 1992)

2
 
Jumper (Liman, 2008) 
The Day After Tomorrow (Emmerich, 2004) 
Cliffhanger (Harlin, 1993)
Thunderball (Young, 1965)

 
1.5


I Am Legend (Lawrence, 2007)
Signs (Shyamalan, 2002)

Die Hard 4.0 (Wiseman, 2007)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
The Mask (Russell, 1994)
27 Dresses (Fletcher, 2008)
Speed Racer (Wachowski, 2008)
Batman Forever (Schumacher, 1995)
Con Air (West, 1997)
Home Alone 3 (Gosnell, 1997)
 
1.0

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Strauss, 2007) 

0

 
King Kong vs Godzilla (Honda, 1962)

The Sandlot 2 (Evans, 2005)
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Trilogies:
 
1. The Lord of the Rings (5.0)
The Fellowship of the Ring (5.0), The Two Towers (5.0), The Return of the King (4.5)
 
2. 'Noriko' Collection (4.5)
Late Spring (4.5), Early Summer (5.0), Tokyo Story (4.5)
 
3. Indiana Jones Trilogy (4.5)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (4.0), Temple of Doom (4.0), Last Crusade (4.5)
 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/10/2008 2:48:40 PM   
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Young Mr. Lincoln.
 
I believe it’s a very successful film, which successfully fulfils its purpose. It is not intended to be a true-to-life documentary (although the accompanying tagline, The Story of Abraham Lincoln that has NEVER been told1), but a national morale-boosting film that celebrates a great American legend, whilst also being a sly bit of propaganda. Originally I didn’t like this film, but I believe there is something magnetic, hypnotic, about it, not just about Fonda’s great performance but the ideas of the great American dream, the national pride, and the ability to turn a common man into a hero
 
Elephant
 
I went to watch this with hesitancy, but it was actually really darn good! The shock value was lost the second time around, but the first is a completely unforgettable experience. It's superb to look at, and is one of the tensest films I've seen this year.
 
Ikiru
 
I can't believe it's took me so long to watch this. I've heard from many that this is Kurosawa's best, but it's far from my favourite. Maybe it was the picture or sound quality, which was absolutely dreadful, or the fact that I had had only 4 hours sleep, but I just couldn't wait for it to end. I was utterly dissapointed with Shimura too, who mumbled and pujlled the same expression practically throughout. A rewatch is necessary, preferably on the small screen.
 
Throne of Blood
 
As close to a perfect Shakespeare adaptation as you can get. Stunning.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/10/2008 3:11:41 PM   
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So, Kadaj, you like Raging Bull? Not bad, not bad at all.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/10/2008 5:21:31 PM   
Kadaj


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno

So, Kadaj, you like Raging Bull? Not bad, not bad at all.


Like? I adore!!!

The first time I watched it, about 4 years ago, I was wholly dissapointed, not even attempting to put it on a par with Goodfellas or Casino, but continuous rewatches have just made me realise HOW good this film actually is. It will be interesting when I rewatch Mean Streets. DAMN IT, I forgot to put in my recent Taxi Driver watch. Edit now.

But Raging Bull, it just poses the most intriguing question; How can a film be both so beautiful and so brutal?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 8/10/2008 5:26:13 PM   
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But Raging Bull, it just poses the most intriguing question; How can a film be both so beautiful and so brutal?


Interesting viewpoint. Well, if you adore the film, I suggest you take a look inside my top 50 sometime in the coming future.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 12/10/2008 9:11:14 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kadaj

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

Well, there's not much to explain really but...

SPOILERS


It's not so much that I didn't care if people died, its more of a case I didn't care what happened to them. Don Pietro's death, while sad, was just an event that happened on screen, it wasn't the death of someone I had grown to care about over the previous 90 minutes or so. It kept me at a distance the whole time, probably the worst thing any film can do, so apathy eventually took over.



I think it had the opposite effect on me. I thought Aldo Fabrizi was fantastic, incorporating both humour and a great deal of humanity, courage and power into his performance, and I've rarely seen that. I watched this film twice in two days, and both times in gave me the same thrill and emotion impact that only the best can do. Just pretty much everything was brilliant about this film, perhaps the best 'war' film that I've ever seen. Actually I can only think of a few that come close.



Ah well. Must be another in a long line of classic that I just don't get



65. Jackie Brown (4th view, 1997, Tarantino) - 4/5Quentin Tarantino’s 3rd film and 11 years down the line it’s still the best thing he’s done (apart from that episode he did of ER back in series 1, he’ll probably never top that!). It feels like more of an actual film than some of his other efforts, rather than an in-joke that you’re not being made a part of. An excellent cast is on fine form here, Pam Grier and Robert Forster especially (whatever happened to him?); the script of often wickedly funny and, as ever with Tarantino films, there’s a superb selection of tunes. Across 110th Street is just plain awesome.
 


168. Tropic Thunder (1st view, 2008, Stiller) - 3/5*
Frat pack comedies aren’t really my cup of tea, and this stars two of said pack, Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Still, it did have a fine premise, and the addition of Robert Downey Jr. made me decide to see it at on the big screen. It wasn’t a disappointment, but I feel it could have been better. Downey Jr. was excellent, easily the best on show, with some hilarious lines and perfect delivery. Whenever a cameoing Tom Cruise appeared, that was worthwhile also. Still, many of the jokes fell flat; particularly those involving Black and it seemed to be at least 20 minutes too long. The trailer for Satan's Alley was top-notch though, and any film that uses a Creedence Clearwater song can't be all bad.


251. Mammoth (1st view, 2006, Cox) -  2/5*
Spectacularly dodgy TV movie about a mammoth, frozen in a block of ice, that comes to life after a meteorite carrying aliens crashes into the museum in which it is housed. Vincent Ventresca (who?) stars as the museum curater, Tom Skerrit as his UFO-obsesed father and Summer Glau his daughter. Just plain bad, but quite funny. It was Emmy nominated for best effects. I have no idea why, Snuffleupagus was a more realistic mammoth. Still it does contain this gem of a line – “We have an alien possessed mammoth on the loose and if we don't stop it the government's going to kill all of us”!


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 12/10/2008 4:10:06 PM   
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Recent new entries:
Serpico (No.34, 9/10) is an excellent Sidney Lumet-Al Pacino film that, although not as good as their later collaboration in Dog Day Afternoon, is still a fascinating watch. Based on a real-life policeman who battled against corruption in the New York police force, becoming the most hated cop among his fellow workers, Pacino puts in a superb performance and the script is clever enough not to paint Serpico as an angel, showing him cracking under the pressure he's under and the effects this has on his relationships.

Camille (No.86, 8/10) is a Greta Garbo vehicle, with Garbo as a French courtesan torn between the rich, but cruel Henry Daniell and the poorer, but devoted Robert Taylor. Garbo shines in an excellent ensemble, bringing real believability to her struggle. Daniell, always fun as a villian, is wonderfully snide here and Taylor has a puppy-dog innocence which is shed in a fit of rage later in the movie. The script balances what could have been a grim film (Garbo's character is dying throughout) with moments of humour, notably from Laura Hope Crews as an interfering friend, which helps the film as well.

For a film where it's two biggest stars are an ex-wrestler and a rapper, Gridiron Gang (No.147, 7/10) is a very enjoyable film, Dwayne Johnson putting on the best acting performance of his career showing that, if he stops making films with terrible scripts, he'll evolve into a great actor. Here, although the plot is very predictable, it's also fun nonetheless. Yes, it's easy to predict that The Rock will successfully lead a group of young criminals to better themselves and reconnect with their families, but it's an enjoyable ride to get there.

Finally Night And Day (No.221, 6/10) is a mediocre Cary Grant film, with Grant an enjoyable screen presence but sadly unconvincing as either a piano player or a young student. However, in this highly fictionalised biopic of Cole Porter, you do get some fun song-and-dance numbers and Monty Wolley, playing himself, is excellent. It's just a bit too lacking on substance to fully love.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 13/10/2008 6:52:04 PM   
impqueen


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049: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Gowariker, 2001) (Fifth View)
I know very little about Indian Cinema outside of Bollywood/Aamir Khan and Satyajit Ray both of which are at totally different ends of the spectrum but I enjoy each almost equally. For those who have seen Lagaan and enjoyed it, you know doubt understand why it features so highly on my Top 100; it's a stunning film with fantastic music, songs, chorography, humour and its got cricket! It may be a little naive with it's depiction of good and "evil” though it hardly glosses over history however that really doesn't matter, Lagaan is an event film and it is by far one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had with a film and I'm gutted I haven't been able to see it on the big screen where it deserves to be witnessed.    5 out of 5

147: Gomorra (Garrone, 2008) (First View)
Set in modern day Naples this tells the story of crime that is rife throughout the city and how the "organisation” known as the Camorra  touches (taints) almost every aspect of life. Okay so it's not the most joyous of cinematic outings, in fact the train journey home was unusually quiet but it is quiet an exceptional film. It is a little disorderly and the lack of breathing space in the film (there was one moment of "humour”) was somewhat suffocating but still there is no denying the film has merits, worth checking out at least once.  4 out of 5
 
245: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (Weide, 2008) (First View)
I admit I laughed several times watching this film however afterwards I couldn't actually tell you when, where or why (okay it was Danny Huston and the Bring your Daughter to Work Day) and Huston was the best thing in the film, perfectly cast as the slimy nemesis of Sidney Young (Simon Pegg). I've read some truly awful reviews but I did laugh... a scrappy  

3 out of 5
 
257: Child's Play (Holland, 1988) (Third View)
You know the drill; Brad Dourif dies and possesses a really ugly and freaky looking Good Guy doll (which you would not give to any child no matter how bad they had been) named Chucky, murder ensues. I'd forgotten how much I used to fancy Chris Sarandon…I spent the entire film talking to the characters, explaining how stupid they were even for a horror film however it is still entertaining late night popcorn fare. 3 out of 5 
 
290: City of Ember (Kenan, 2008) (First View) *(It's higher on my List because I made a mistake and now I can't edit it!!!)
I was sorely disappointed with this after loving Monster House so much (though I'm still unsure as to who MH was aimed at) the city was impressive and Murray is always worth a watch but I just didn't connect, there wasn't much character development and the ending lacked much needed impact, still it could have been far worse. 2.5 out of  5


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/10/2008 1:33:23 PM   
Kadaj


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5.0

Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Beauty and the Beast (Trousdale, Wise, 1991)
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin, 1932)
Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)
The Incredibles (Bird, 2004)
Early Summer (Ozu, 1951)

Russian Ark (Sokurov, 2002)
The Hidden Fortress (Kurosawa, 1958)
An Autumn Afternoon(Ozu, 1962)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson, 2002)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)
 
4.5
 
Wall-E (Stanton, 2008)
Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
Monsters Inc (Docter, 2001)
Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)
Tokyo Story(Ozu, 1953)
L.A Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
Throne of Blood (Kurosawa, 1957)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)

Stand by Me (Reiner, 1986)
No Country For Old Men (Coen, 2007)

Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
Singin' in the Rain (Donen, Kelly, 1952)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Disney, 1939)
Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
This Is England (Meadows, 2006)

Pather Panchali (Ray, 1955)
 
4.0
 
Elephant (Van Sant, 2003)
Swingers (Liman, 1996)
The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi, 1952)
The Mask of Zorro (Campbell, 1998)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Coen, 2001)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Demme)
The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Spielberg, 1982)
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Lucas, 1977)

Un Chien Andalou (Bunuel, 1922)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Spielberg, 1985)
Ratatouille (Bird, 2007)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
Aladdin (Clements, Musker, 1992)
The Matrix (Wachowski, 1999)
Last of the Mohicans (Mann, 1992)

Speed (de Bont, 1995)

Ikiru (Kurosawa, 1952)
Die Hard (McTiernan, 1988)

Sunset Boulevard (Wilder, 1950)
 
3.5

Etre et Avoir (Philibert, 2002)
The Departed (Scorsese, 2006)
Jurassic Park (Spielberg, 1993)
Wanted (Bekmambetov, 2008)
Pinocchio (Disney, 1940)
Atonement (Wright, 2007)
Young Mr. Lincoln (Ford, 1939)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson, 2008)
Closer (Nichols, 2004)
Batman Begins (Nolan, 2005)
X-Men 2 (Singer 2003)
Lethal Weapon (Donner, 1987)
O' Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen., 2000)
Cloverfield (Reeves, 2008)
Borat (Charles, 2006)
Casino Royale (Campbell, 2006) 
Sunshine (Boyle, 2007)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucas, 2005)
Goldeneye (Campbell, 1995)
Rocky Balboa (Stallone, 2006)

Trois couleurs: Bleu (Kieslowski, 1993)
Grindhouse (Rodriguez, Tarantino, Zombie, Wright, Roth)
Mr and Mrs Smith (Liman, 2005)
School of Rock (Linklater, 2004)

Superman Returns (Singer, 2006)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1992)
The Mist (Darabont, 2007)
Superbad (Mottola, 2007)
Ocean's Eleven (Soderburgh, 2001)
El Orfanato (Bayona, 2007)
Fargo (Coen 1996)
Son of Rambow (Jennings, 2008)
Titanic (Cameron, 1997)
Intolerable Cruelty (Coen, 2003)


3.0

Top Gun (Scott, 1986)
Iron Man (Favreau, 2008)
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Marquand, 1983)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg, 2005)
The Passion of the Christ (Gibson, 2003)
The Sixth Sense (Shyamalan, 1999)

Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)

Last Action Hero (McTiernan, 1993)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Radomski, Timm, 1993)

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, 2007)
The Rock (Bay, 1996)

The Aristocats (Reitherman, 1970)
30 Days of Night (Slade, 2007)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Adamson, 2008)
Jules et Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
The Good Girl (Arteta, 2002)
The Incredible Hulk (Letterier, 2008)
The Bucket List (Reiner, 2008)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Burton, 2007)

Alien 3 (Fincher, 1993)
 
2.5

Paisa (Rossellini, 1946)

Blood Diamond (Zwick, 2006)
Raising Arizona (Coen, 1987)

Apt Pupil (Singer, 1998)
Predator (McTiernan, 1987)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron, 2004)
Dawn of the Dead Original (Romero, 1978)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
Rambo (Stallone, 2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Spielberg, 2008)
Robocop (Verhoeven, 1987)
Hancock (Berg, 2008)
Beowulf (Zemeckis, 2007)
Transformers (Bay, 2007)

Dawn of the Dead Remake (Snyder, 2004)
The Ladykillers (Coen, 2004)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Lucas, 1999)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Columbus, 1992)

2
 
Jumper (Liman, 2008) 
The Day After Tomorrow (Emmerich, 2004) 
Cliffhanger (Harlin, 1993)
Thunderball (Young, 1965)

 
1.5


I Am Legend (Lawrence, 2007)
Signs (Shyamalan, 2002)

Die Hard 4.0 (Wiseman, 2007)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, 2004)
The Mask (Russell, 1994)
27 Dresses (Fletcher, 2008)
Speed Racer (Wachowski, 2008)
Batman Forever (Schumacher, 1995)
Con Air (West, 1997)
Home Alone 3 (Gosnell, 1997)
 
1.0

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Strauss, 2007) 

0

 
King Kong vs Godzilla (Honda, 1962)

The Sandlot 2 (Evans, 2005)
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Trilogies:
 
1. The Lord of the Rings (5.0)
The Fellowship of the Ring (5.0), The Two Towers (5.0), The Return of the King (4.5)
 
2. 'Noriko' Collection (4.5)
Late Spring (4.5), Early Summer (5.0), Tokyo Story (4.5)
 
3. Indiana Jones Trilogy (4.5)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (4.0), Temple of Doom (4.0), Last Crusade (4.5)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/10/2008 11:03:58 AM   
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41)  Martial Arts of Shaolin  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1985) - 7.5
Jet Li in one of his earliest roles and the only time he worked with director Lau Kar-leung. Decent martial arts, great exterior shots around the Great Wall and the Yangtze River. About on a par with the Fong Sai Yuk films, so pretty good.

74)  Shanghai Shanghai aka Shanghai Encounter (Teddy Robin Kwan, Hong Kong, 1990) - 6.5
Decent but flawed 1930s-set triad / kung fu / revolutionary / political / romance film with Yuen Biao and Sammo Hung. Not the greatest film with these stars, but has it's good points.
 
103) Disciples of the 36th Chamber  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1984) - 6.0
My least favourite of the "36th Chamber" films, primarily because I couldn't warm to the Hsiao Hou in the lead role as the cocky young Fong Sai Yuk (he's no Jet Li). The plot wasn't the strongest, and I felt the bad guys hadn't been built up enough for the final showdown to have much impact.
 
112) Whisper of the Heart  (Kondo Yoshifumi, Japan, 1995) - 5.5
Great artwork, some nice touches, but a non-too exciting or interesting plot. My second least favourite Ghibli film to date (just ahead of The Cat Returns).

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/10/2008 2:59:08 AM   
DCMaximo


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The Parallax View (No.27, 9/10) was a first time viewing, the story of a journalist played by Warren Beatty who finds himself drawn into a plot to kill a political candidate. The plot is excellent, containing enough developments and turns to keep the viewer drawn in, as well as keeping the story flowing along to a brave, clever ending. Beatty gives a strong performance and Hume Cronyn is also excellent in a supporting role as his editor.

The Goonies (No.41, 9/10) is a film that, although loved by people for it's 80's nostalgia, I didn't see until a few years ago. Luckily, it's a rip-roaring piece of entertainment and the child performances are all splendid, even Sean Astin who has the least interesting role to work with. It's also fun to see a young Josh Brolin in view of the fact that this has probably been his best working year to date.

Licence To Kill (No.53, 9/10) is the most underrated film in the Bond series, providing a more realistic edge to the Bond world. With a story built on revenge and a bad guy who doesn't want to rule the world, but is instead a ruthless drug baron, it helps temper some of the excesses that the Bond films had been heading towards in the previous installments. The casting is also top notch, Timothy Dalton being perfect for this grittier side of Bond and showing that, given a few more films, he might have been better remembered. Robert Davi is also excellent as the villain Sanchez, giving off a real air of menace and coming across as a realistic, three-dimensional character

Adulthood (No.238, 6/10) was far better than I expected, even though I had to have subtitles on to understand what was being said. It was cliched in places and totally devoid of humour, but the performances were all fine and the plot kept you guessing. Also, my housemate told me it was far superior to the original, which can't hurt.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/10/2008 10:01:50 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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117. Mystery Of The Wax Museum (1st view, 1933, Curtiz) - 4/5*
Michael Curtiz directs this 1933 horror/mystery. Lionel Atwill stars as Ivan Igor, a sculptor who owns a London gallery of wax figures. Once his hands are injured and left wheelchair-bound and following a fire, he moves to New York and has assistants create the sculptures for him. Reporter Florence Dempsey (Glenda Farrell) begins to suspect foul play when new sculpture looks remarkably like a body that has recently been stolen from a morgue, and Far Wray pops up as a damsel in distress. After Wray's horrible performance in King Kong, I never thought I'd see a film in which see wasn't he worst female performer on show, but Farrell manages to take that prize. Irritating beyond words. Still, despite this, some huge leaps in logic and great big plot holes, the film's a winner overall, Curtiz cranking up the tension in a number of scenes, and the muted tones of early Technicolor make this a nice comparison to the more atmospheric black and white horror films of the time.
 
 
141. Take The Lead (1st view, 2006, Friedlander) - 4/5*
You know the drill in this kind of film. Impoverished school kids in a rundown area of a big US city all give grief to the newcomer who wants to try and teach them something worthwhile, and gradually they come to accept these teachings and learn to be better people in the process. In this case, they are learning to dance under the tutelage of Antonia Banderas. There's nothing new here whatsoever, practically every character is a walking cliché and the outcome is predictable from the very first minute. Yet I couldn't help but get swept along by it all. Despite the fact that the ending was a given, I was urging them to succeed. I hate the term guilty pleasure, (why be guilty of something you like?) but if I were ever going to have such a film, this would be it.
 
 
170. 16 Blocks (2nd view, 2006, Donner) - 3/5
Alcoholic, deadbeat cop Bruce Willis has a little under two hours to take prisoner Mos Def the 16 block for a court appearance. However, Def is about to testify against some corrupt cops and they don't want him getting there alive. So begins an (almost) real-time thriller through the streets of New York. Willis is as watchable as ever, and surprisingly believable as man well past his prime. Mos Def however gets to be on the wrong side of annoying, rarely shutting up and sporting a truly ear-piercing accent. David Morse is the chief bad guy of the piece and makes for a smooth villain. Richard Donner handles the action with ease, and seems to make New York itself another character in the film.

 
171. Taken (1st view, 2008, Morel) - 3/5*
When Liam Neeson's daughter get kidnapped by sex-traffickers in Paris, he goes on a one-man mission to get her back. As an ex-CIA, he's proficient in gunplay, hand-to-hand combat and torture. It's the kind of film where you have to suspend belief. Neeson leaves a trail of destruction and death across Paris, yet seems to come away clean, not having to answer to anyone. It's a Steven Segal flick with an A-list actor, and the film is best when you forget the lurid storyline and watch Neeson in action as the rock hard, take-no-prisoners "preventer”.
 
 
254. The Dark Is Rising (1st view, 2007, Cunningham) - 2/5*
An adaptation of the second book in a five film series, published during the 1970s. How faithful to the book it is I have no idea, but the film managed to remind of Night Watch, Narnia, Harry Potter and Lord Of the Rings, often within seconds of each other yet never managing to be as exciting or engrossing. Fine actors such as Ian McShane and Frances Conroy are left spouting mumbo-jumbo, and the film is left in the hands Alexander Ludwig, one of the most annoying child performances this side of Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
262. The Deal (1st view, 2005, Kahn) - 2/5*
Political thriller that stars Christian Slater as a businessman tasked with looking into the validity of a merger between two oil companies. He teams up with Selma Blair's environmentalist and together they got caught up in government conspiracies and Russian mafia hits. It's all incredibly dreary, lacking any tension or cohesion within the story, and features some terrifically dodgy acting.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/10/2008 11:01:37 AM   
Kadaj


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quote:

ORIGINAL: DCMaximo

Licence To Kill (No.53, 9/10) is the most underrated film in the Bond series, providing a more realistic edge to the Bond world. With a story built on revenge and a bad guy who doesn't want to rule the world, but is instead a ruthless drug baron, it helps temper some of the excesses that the Bond films had been heading towards in the previous installments. The casting is also top notch, Timothy Dalton being perfect for this grittier side of Bond and showing that, given a few more films, he might have been better remembered. Robert Davi is also excellent as the villain Sanchez, giving off a real air of menace and coming across as a realistic, three-dimensional character



Hell yes. Amen to that!

One of the Top 5/ Top 3 Bond films of all time. And Dalton is still the Second best 007.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/10/2008 12:09:44 PM   
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im genuinely gutted that i didnt keep up with my list.

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