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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 5/12/2011 1:40:54 AM   
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Five Easy Pieces - 4/5
Last Tango In Paris - 2/5


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 5/12/2011 9:57:42 AM   
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High Fidelity - 7/10
John Cusack is less annoying than usual and this is a fairly good adaptation.

Last Tango in Paris - 8/10
Moody, atmospheric and hugely flawed but endlessy intriguing.

L'Avventura - 8/10
Some beautiful women populate this odd psychological drama.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 5/12/2011 1:02:03 PM   
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What do you find annoying about Cusack out of interest?

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 5/12/2011 1:07:53 PM   
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What do you find annoying about Cusack out of interest?


I just find him a bit smarmy, particularly in comedies. Most people seem to find his persona appealing but it totally mystifies me. He was amazing in Being John Malkovich though so I will give him that one.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 6/12/2011 1:04:33 PM   
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
The first in Fassbinder's 'FRG' trilogy. Hanna Schygulla stars as the young married woman in post-war Germany who, with her husband in prison, sets about amassing a fortune.



The Pawnbroker (1964)
Sidney Lumet and Rod Steiger team up to devastating effect in a stark study of a Holocaust survivor.



This Sporting Life (1963)
Rugby, beer and crippled lives: Richard Harris stars in Lindsay Anderson's take on David Storey's novel.



The World of Apu (1959)
The final part of Ray's Apu trilogy, which also includes the classics Pather Panchali and Aparajito, sees our hero (Chatterjee) trying to revive his financial fortunes.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 7/12/2011 12:40:21 AM   
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The Public Enemy - 8/10
It's very dated a lot of it but Cagney's performance is elevates the whole film. This is my introduction to Cagney's work and he's great. The grapefruit and the closing scene are brilliant.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 12/12/2011 4:07:02 PM   
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Someone to Watch Over Me - 7/10
Lorraine Bracco elevates this stylish thriller from Ridley Scott whilst the two leads don't have much chemistry. Doesn't bring anything new to the genre but looks very good.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 18/3/2012 11:34:28 AM   
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Getting this thread back on the go



The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Classic heist-gone-wrong film noir directed by John Huston and notable for an early appearance by Marilyn Monroe.



The Big Heat (1953)
Fritz Lang's most celebrated American film, is a chilling and violent tale of corruption, vengeance, and loss.



Blood Simple (1984)
A vengeful bar owner hires a private eye to murder his adulterous wife, but nothing pans out as expected. M Emmett Walsh and Frances McDormand star in the Coen brothers' feature film debut.



Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pepper the American Midwest with bullets in this intelligent, amoral, genre-busting bank-robber movie.



Dirty Harry (1971)
Legendary - and much imitated - police thriller that turned Clint Eastwood into a superstar. The politics are debatable but no one can deny it's an action classic.



The Executioner's Song (1982)
Based on Norman Mailer's novel, this version contains scenes of nudity and violence that were added later (the film was originally an NBC miniseries). With chilling neutrality it tells the story of multiple murderer Gary Gillmore, who demanded the death penalty rather than spend his life in prison.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 18/3/2012 11:44:48 AM   
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From the last few pages:

High Fidelity-9
Sherlock Jr-8
Videodrome-8
The Asphalt Jungle-9
Bonnie and Clyde-9
Dirty Harry-10

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 18/3/2012 11:53:30 AM   
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The Asphalt Jungle - 8/10
A hard edged classic crime film. Certainly an influence on many modern crime movies.

Blood Simple - 9/10
Where it all began! The spectacular debut of the Coen brothers.

Bonnie and Clyde - 8/10
Dunaway and Beatty look fantastic in this rather romanticized vision of the criminals.

Dirty Harry - 8/10
Iconic role for Eastwood in this gritty crime film.

Also:
 
Kung Fu Hustle - 8/10
Totally bonkers movie, great fun!

Welcome to Dongmakgol - 8/10
A rather odd movie, completely hypnotic. Sometimes the humour is a bit forced but this is sill a nice offbeat original.
 
The Blue Angel - 7/10
It's a bit heavy handed at times but this is a nice tale of a fall from grace. Dietrich is delightful.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 6/10
PS Hoffman is excellent but this film has an unnecessary choppy timeline and some hard to believe characters.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights - 4/10
Not Brooks best but there's a couple of laughs here and there. It's all very dated now though.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 18/3/2012 6:20:03 PM   
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Five Easy Pieces - 6/10
The Sporting Life - 8/10
Bonnie and Clyde - 6/10
Dirty Harry - 8.5/10
Quiz Show - 8/10
Downfall - 8.5/10
Babycart at the River Styx - 8/10
Diner - 8/10
The Station Agent - 8.5/10
Paper Moon - 9/10
Love and Death - 7/10


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 18/3/2012 11:19:09 PM   
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Blood Simple 9/10
A stunning, tense and moody debut with plenty of visual flair and great acting. Still one of the Coen's very best films.

Bonnie and Clyde 7/10
The leads are very good and the period is well created, but there is just something lacking at the heart of the film for me.

The Blue Angel 8/10
The switch from full on ferce to darker tragdy is deftly handed, it is beautifully shot with compelling lead performances.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 7/10
Tightly put together with a fine cast, but like BJ I found it a bit lacking in the narrative department.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 19/3/2012 5:04:04 AM   
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Asphalt Jungle - 4/5
Blood Simple - 3/5
Bonnie and Clyde - 4/5
Dirty Harry - 4/5


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 21/5/2012 12:58:52 AM   
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Another Year - 10/10
Absolutely outstanding work from the ensemble in this sad, melancholy look at depression. Mike Leigh's finest film - and that's saying something!

Three Colours: Red - 10/10
Finally got around to seeing the end of Kieslowski's trilogy. Irene Jacob is luminous and the film is lovely.

The Skin I Live In - 10/10
Wow! Almodovar madness, completely bonkers but absolutely mesmerizing. Banderas gives the best performance of his career.

Closely Watched Trains - 7/10
Plays like a French New Wave version of American Pie.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 21/5/2012 1:42:19 AM   
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1. Le Trou (1960) - 10 (2 votes)
2. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966) - 10 (1 vote)
3. Flowing (1956) - 9.75 (4 votes)
4. La Notte (1961) - 9.75 (2 votes)
5. Trouble in Paradise (1932) - 9.5 (5 votes)
6. Sound of the Mountain (1954) - 9.5 (4 votes)
7. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) - 9.5 (2 votes)
8. Early Summer (1951) - 9.5 (2 votes)
9. Day of Wrath (1943) - 9.5 (2 votes)
10. It's Love I'm After (1937) - 9.5 (1 vote)

11. Come and See (1985) - 9.4 (8 votes)
12. The Long Day Closes (1992) - 9.4 (5 votes)
13. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 9.3 (11 votes)
14. Equinox Flower (1958) - 9.3 (6 votes)
15. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987) - 9.3 (3 votes)
16. The Skin I Live in (2011) - 9.3 (3 votes)
17. Peppermint Candy (1999) - 9.25 (8 votes)
18. White Nights (1957) - 9.25 (4 votes)
19. Ip Man (2008) - 9.25 (2 votes)
20. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954) - 9.25 (2 votes)

21. La Roue (1923) - 9.25 (2 votes)
22. DeUsynlige (2008) - 9.25 (2 votes)
23. The Hospital (1971) - 9.25 (2 votes)
24. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - 9.2 (10 votes)
25. The Crowd (1928) - 9.2 (3 votes)
26. Spring in a Small Town (1948) - 9.2 (3 votes)
27. Secret Sunshine (2007) - 9.2 (3 votes)
28. Champagne for Caesar (1950) - 9.2 (1 vote)
29. Ran (1985) - 9.15 (10 votes)
30. The Godfather (1972) - 9.1 (41 votes)

31. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 9.1 (26 votes)
32. Floating Clouds (1955) - 9.1 (6 votes)
33. For All Mankind (1989) - 9.1 (4 votes)
34. La Terra Trema (1948) - 9.1 (4 votes)
35. Taxi Driver (1976) - 9 (42 votes)
36. Goodfellas (1990) - 9 (41 votes)
37. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - 9 (38 votes)
38. The Godfather Part II (1974) - 9 (35 votes)
39. Ikiru (1952) - 9 (19 votes)
40. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - 9 (14 votes)

41. Three Colours: Red (1994) - 9 (13 votes)
42. The Ladykillers (1955) - 9 (12 votes)
43. Late Spring (1949) - 9 (11 votes)
44. Sansho Dayu (1954) - 9 (10 votes)
45. White Heat (1949) - 9 (10 votes)
46. Another Year (2010) - 9 (7 votes)
47. The Twilight Samurai (2002) - 9 (5 votes)
48. Secrets & Lies (1996) - 9 (5 votes)
49. Late Chrysanthemums (1954) - 9 (4 votes)
50. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960) - 9 (3 votes)

51. Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 9 (3 votes)
52. Camino (2008) - 9 (3 votes)
53. Devils on the Doorstep (2000) - 9 (2 votes)
54. Hana-Bi (1997) - 9 (2 votes)
55. After the Thin Man (1936) - 9 (2 votes)
56. Bad Boy Bubby (1993) - 9 (2 votes)
57. Tokyo Twilight (1957) - 9 (2 votes)
58. On the Town (1949) - 9 (2 votes)
59. Love Exposure (2008) - 9 (2 votes)
60. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - 9 (1 vote)

61. The Interview (1998) - 9 (1 vote)
62. Zazie dans le Metro (1960) - 9 (1 vote)
63. No Country for Old Men (2007) - 8.9 (39 votes)
64. L.A. Confidential (1997) - 8.9 (38 votes)
65. Rear Window (1954) - 8.9 (36 votes)
66. City of God (2002) - 8.9 (34 votes)
67. 12 Angry Men (1957) - 8.9 (32 votes)
68. The Third Man (1949) - 8.9 (29 votes)
69. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - 8.9 (27 votes)
70. City Lights (1931) - 8.9 (27 votes)

71. The Apartment (1960) - 8.9 (26 votes)
72. The General (1927) - 8.9 (17 votes)
73. The Treasure of the Sierre Madre (1948) - 8.9 (16 votes)
74. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) - 8.9 (13 votes)
75. The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - 8.9 (11 votes)
76. Out of the Past (1947) - 8.9 (9 votes)
77. Akira (1988) - 8.9 (7 votes)
78. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - 8.9 (6 votes)
79. Night and the City (1950) - 8.9 (5 votes)
80. Pulp Fiction (1994) - 8.8 (41 votes)

81. Seven (1995) - 8.8 (38 votes)
82. Citizen Kane (1941) - 8.8 (31 votes)
83. Seven Samurai (1954) - 8.8 (28 votes)
84. Double Indemnity (1944) - 8.8 (24 votes)
85. Modern Times (1936) - 8.8 (19 votes)
86. His Girl Friday (1940) - 8.8 (18 votes)
87. La Haine (1995) - 8.8 (15 votes)
88. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - 8.8 (14 votes)
89. The Gold Rush (1925) - 8.8 (13 votes)
90. Rififi (1955) - 8.8 (13 votes)

91. Ugetsu Monogatari (1953) - 8.8 (12 votes)
92. Far From Heaven (2002) - 8.8 (9 votes)
93. Toy Story 3 (2010) - 8.8 (9 votes)
94. Stolen Kisses (1968) - 8.8 (5 votes)
95. A Scene at the Sea (1991) - 8.8 (3 votes)
96. Inside (2007) - 8.8 (3 votes)
97. Kokoro (1955) - 8.8 (3 votes)
98. Britannia Hospital (1982) - 8.8 (3 votes)
99. M (1931) - 8.75 (18 votes)
100. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - 8.75 (12 votes)

Red, bold, italics = New Entry
Bold, italics = Rating increase
Italics = Rating decrease
Blue, italics = Re-Entry

other ratings...

#449 - High Fidelity - 8 (6 votes)
#465 - Blood Simple - 8 (3 votes)
#481 - Autumn Sonata - 8 (1 vote)
#482 - Being There - 8 (1 vote)
#490 - This Sporting Life - 8 (1 vote)
#548 - Videodrome - 7.8 (5 votes)
#568 - L'Avventura - 7.75 (2 votes)
#623 - Bonnie and Clyde - 7.6 (5 votes)
#649 - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - 7.5 (5 votes)
#662 - The Blue Angel - 7.5 (2 votes)
#663 - The Illusionist - 7.5 (2 votes)
#705 - The Blues Brothers - 7.4 (4 votes)
#802 - Five Easy Pieces - 7 (2 votes)
#806 - Closely Observed Trains - 7 (1 vote)
#811 - House of Games - 7 (1 vote)
#844 - Dressed to Kill - 6.8 (3 votes)
#861 - Out of Sight - 6.7 (3 votes)
#895 - Someone to Watch Over Me - 6.5 (2 votes)
#901 - Scarface (1932) - 6.3 (3 votes)
#931 - Last Tango in Paris - 6 (2 votes)
#933 - Thief - 6 (1 vote)
#946 - The Dead Zone - 5.7 (3 votes)

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 21/5/2012 1:52:17 AM   
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Truman Capote's unique and unforgettable 'non-fiction novel' is given a stark, economical screen adaptation by director Richard Brooks.


Little Caesar (1931)
The ambitious criminal Rico moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's gang with his friend Joe Massara.


Point Blank (1967)
A violent crime classic. In British director John Boorman's US debut, Lee Marvin plays an unstoppable hood out for vengeance.


Red Riding: 1983 (2009)
The seemingly untouchable, corrupt West Yorkshire police, and the true evil mastermind behind the child abductions and murders of the last 14 years, can't resist doing it again.


Underworld (1927)
A great silent gangster film which had considerable influence on the classic crime dramas of the early 1930s.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 9/6/2012 8:48:29 PM   
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In Cold Blood - 8/10
A faithful adaptation of Capote's novel. Docudrama feel and jazzy soundtrack add well to the atmosphere of the film.


Other recent viewings:

The Conformist - 9/10
Its a bit confusing at times but this is a beautifully shot crime drama from Bertolucci. I can see the influence on Coppola's Godfather movies.

Arrietty - 8/10
Nice entry to Ghibli's works. Leisurely pace reminiscent of Totoro. The mother character is a bit too annoying though.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 9/6/2012 11:24:11 PM   
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Point Blank - 4/5
Little Caeser - 4/5
Red Riding - 3/5


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 9/6/2012 11:27:11 PM   
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In Cold Blood (1967) 6/10

Little Caesar (1931) 9/10

Point Blank (1967) 7/10 Probably

Red Riding: 1983 (2009) Is a TV series not a film. 4/10 - a couple of nice performances, a copout on the adaptation, made it a bit of a mess and some of it was truly woeful

Underworld (1927) 10/10


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 12:09:54 PM   
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Yeah Red Riding was made for TV in Britain but it got a cinematic release in U.S. and a handful of other countries. I stick to what IMDb says with this type of thing, I think I would allow TV movies and DTV's in this thread anyways, it's just none have turned up yet.

Red Riding: 1983 - 7/10
The brutal end to what is an uncomfortably unpleasant trilogy. It's main assets is its stylish direction and exceptionally good cast.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 12:15:08 PM   
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IMDB always miscategorises this kind of thing though - it's particularly bad in how it understands TV series because it's entirely defined by how US network TV views them. Eg. A 24 hour series that is an entire series would be referred to as a mini-series. And you'd also have the problem that because Channel 4 doesn't have an outlet for showing stuff in the US that the BBC does, that equivalent BBC TV series would be shown differently - Channel 4 has to go the theatrical route for some that are exactly the same product. And it's a 3 part TV series, not a TV movie. So it's also dependent on channel to an extent.
TV
Are there many other TV movies in this thread? I don't really recall anyway. Unless Boy A has been treated the same way.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 12:29:28 PM   
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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Polish director Andrzej Wajda's powerful film about a would-be wartime assassin.


The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Powerful docudrama from Italian director Pontecorvo. Banned in France for years because of its hard-hitting (not to mention heart-rending) appraisal of the guerilla war in Algiers.


Body and Soul (1947)
The template for all subsequent pugilist-with-a-conscience flicks. Features an outstanding screenplay and tough hard-hitting direction.


Brief Encounter (1945)
David Lean breaks out the stiff upper lips for his restrained, yet emotionally charged, examination of forbidden passions in 1940s England.


Deliverance (1972)
A bunch of city slickers venture to an Appalachian river to shoot the rapids there - and find themselves farther from civilisation than they could possibly have imagined.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 2:50:39 PM   
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IMDB always miscategorises this kind of thing though - it's particularly bad in how it understands TV series because it's entirely defined by how US network TV views them. Eg. A 24 hour series that is an entire series would be referred to as a mini-series. And you'd also have the problem that because Channel 4 doesn't have an outlet for showing stuff in the US that the BBC does, that equivalent BBC TV series would be shown differently - Channel 4 has to go the theatrical route for some that are exactly the same product. And it's a 3 part TV series, not a TV movie. So it's also dependent on channel to an extent.
TV
Are there many other TV movies in this thread? I don't really recall anyway. Unless Boy A has been treated the same way.


Yeah I've noticed some discrepencies with the way IMDb lists things, but then its the easiest source to use. Red Riding does appear in Movie Guides as well because of its cinema releases outside of UK.

I don't think there has been any TV movies in this thread as of yet.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 5:23:04 PM   
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The Battle of Algiers - 8/10
This depiction of war resonates extremely well today as its an unbiased look into terrorism. Gritty and unforgettable.

Brief Encounter - 8/10
An intimate little romance that is one of the best of its kind.
 
Deliverance - 8/10
A dark violent film and a career high for all involved.
 
Empire of the Sun - 9/10
Its hardly Spielberg's most subtle work but it remains a captivating, haunting look at war through the eyes of a child. Christian Bale is outstanding and gives one of the best child performances I've seen.



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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2012 11:50:32 PM   
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Brief Encounter - 3/5
Deliverance - 4/5


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 15/6/2012 2:07:22 AM   
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The Double Life of Veronique - 9/10
An oddball tale done with the director's usual flair for emotional storytelling. Irene Jacob is terrific as always.

Ip Man - 8/10
The martial arts in this film are completely outstanding and Donnie Yen is amazing. The bad guys (the Japanese) are represented a bit too heavy handed though.


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 15/6/2012 2:17:45 AM   
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Do the Right Thing (1989)
Tempers boil over in Brooklyn after a long, hot day of racial and domestic tension in Spike Lee's deft mix of comedy and acute social observation.


East of Eden (1955)
Kazan's epic, if erratically paced, adaptation of Steinbeck's novel about the twin sons of a Californian farmer is in essence a reworking of the story of Cain and Abel.


Freaks (1932)
A unique horror movie that was banned in the UK for 30 years. A trapeze artist and her strongman lover plot to kill a wealthy midget, but they underestimate the solidarity of his freakshow brethren.


Hud (1963)
Paul Newman is hard-man anti-hero Hud in an Oscar-winning cowboy film with plenty of cultural resonance.


I am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
A war veteran wrongly convicted of murder is placed at the mercy of the sadisitic guards in a Georgia chain gang. A moving indictment of the US justice system's inhumanity and the legal system's worst failings.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 15/6/2012 2:20:15 AM   
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Hud - One of those rare films in which Newman's isn't the best thing in it - 4/5

Freaks - Amazing - 5/5


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2012 11:05:57 AM   
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Do the Right Thing - 8/10
Probably my favourite Spike Lee 'joint'. Cast all give good performances and it's an intelligent tale of claustrophobic tension amongst the inhabitants of a Brooklyn neighbourhood.

Freaks - 8/10
Disturbing, hideous and hilarious. There's nothing quite like this film and I doubt their ever will be. One of those films that demands to be seen by everyone!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) - 7/10
So having now seen both versions I would say I prefer Fincher's stylish take on the story. This is an admirable adaptation though if a little over complicated. The ending here is better than Fincher's though.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2012 12:19:30 PM   
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Ashes and Diamonds - 8/10 I tend to put the trilogy in one go, but looked at individually while it's easy to choose the best, A Generation and Ashes and Diamonds can swap for second place depending on how I feel.

Battle of Algiers - 10/10
Body and Soul - 6/10
Brief Encounter - 3/10
Deliverance - 8/10
Do the Right Thing - 8/10
East of Eden - 4/10
Freaks - 8/10
Hud - 8/10
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang - 7.5/10



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