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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 5:20:39 PM   
swordsandsandals


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What did you think of Kells?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 5:31:46 PM   
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I think it deserved it's place in the final 5 - the only one apart from Up which did. But it would probably have been my 5th choice of those. Although it would be technically 4th as one of my final 5 from the long long list didn't make the short long list. If that makes sense

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:15:53 PM   
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Your inability to understand the genius of Fox is worrying.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:16:41 PM   
Miles Messervy 007


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First update for this month:

Features:

9. Back to the Future (1985, Zemeckis)
Saw it in an almost-empty cinema, but this is still a great, great cinema experience. Some stuff is naive, there’s lots of exposition and some plotholes but this is still one of the best blockbusters ever made – funny, romantic, suspenseful, and all-round awesome.

64. Diabolik [Danger: Diabolik] (1968, Bava)
Extremely silly, visually distinctive, full of gorgeous babes. The bad stuff only makes it better, like Law’s acting and the back projections; the whole thing is brilliantly camp and very inventive. Sort of a parallel universe to Bond films. Inept government (with Terry Thomas as minister of the interior) amuses greatly. Morricone’s score is a far cry from most of his stuff but works beautifully. Did I mention it's awesome?

66. Mononoke-hime [Princess Mononoke] (1997, Miyazaki)
Makes the same point as his other two films I've seen, but execution-wise it's the best yet. Gorgeous visuals and great work from Hisaishi as usual, plus great character animation. Epic stuff overall.

78. Night of the Living Dead (1968, Romero)
REVIEW HERE

81. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991, Cameron)
*thumb up*

84. Trading Places (1983, Landis)
A great comedy with a superb cast, score, and comic timing. Who knew Jamie Lee Curtis could be that good? My only complaint would be Aykroyd’s character – there is no proper transition from stiffness to sympatheticness (I know this is not a word, shut up).

91. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht [Nosferatu the Vampyre] (1979, Herzog)
REVIEW HERE

112. Gaslight (1940, Dickinson)
Quite a pleasant surprise. Beautifully understated considering how melodramatic the premise is. Walbrook is perfect, the supporting cast is great, and it never overstays its welcome. Doesn't feel dated at all, even the cinematography and editing are modern in feel. It's not perfect (the ending does slip into melodrama and it is a bit repetitive in the way the wife is driven mad) and a bit confusing (I don't get how Walbrook killed his aunt if he was on the street in the opening scene, though maybe that's a testament to my stupidity more than anything else), but certainly worth a watch. Curious about the remake as well as Dickinson's other work.

143. The First Movie (2009, Cousins)
Touching but unfocused. It’s not clear whether the film is about cinema, as it should be, or about politics, which bore a bit. Very worthwhile overall though, especially the Q&A afterwards.

158. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009, Lord/Miller)
Caught it on Sky and sorry I missed it in the theatres now. Fantastic self-aware humour and visual inventiveness outweigh the schmaltz, especially since the latter is partly tongue-in-cheek as well.

167. The Toolbox Murders (1978, Donnelly)
REVIEW HERE

169. The Deer Hunter (1978, Cimino)
REVIEW HERE

198. Death Wish (1974, Winner)
Charles Bronson's wife gets killed and his daughter raped, so he goes out and kill some muggers. A really trashy urban western despite the solid production values and a lot of future notable actors making an appearance. Kael called Dirty Harry a fascist masterpiece, this is it, only without the masterpiece part.
However, it does have some great black humour and the juxtaposition of Arizona and New York really works. Plus, Bronson is pretty badass. And the best thing about it, probably, is that there is no closure whatsoever, no chance encounter with the actual muggers who triggered the whole thing. Solid. I am curious about the apparently outrageous part 3 as well as Winner's earlier, supposedly better movies.

Shorts:

21. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988, Haynes) {43 mins}
Exploitative? Sure. Heartbreaking? Yes.

30. Powers of Ten (1977, Eames/Eames) {9 mins}
Simple and complex at the same time, great stuff. Slow and geeky to some, probably, but there’s no other way for it to make the point it’s making, and its approach more than pays off. Elmer Bernstein’s score makes it even better.

68. Je t’aime John Wayne (2000, MacDonald) {10 mins}
Amusing Breathless spoof but nothing special.

81. Used (2005, Desai) {3 mins}
It's good for what it is, but what it is is a student short (how come Tech doesn't have an IMDB profile, BTW? Even farmers mums have it nowadays...). The rain effect is horrible, I agree, but the scene with the shoes on the dancefloor is funny.

84. Peter & the Wolf (2006, Templeton) {28 mins}
LOLEMOPETER. Some nice moments, but c'mon.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:21:33 PM   
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C'mon what?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:22:42 PM   
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84. Peter & the Wolf (2006, Templeton) {28 mins}
LOLEMOPETER. Some nice moments, but c'mon.


Elab's going to hurt you now. Then ban you. And we'll all laugh. Except Homer.

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Curious about the remake as well as Dickinson's other work.


The remake isn't as good. Try Dickinson's Queen of Spades.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:27:46 PM   
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The remake's atrocious - Bergman's overacting is truly truly awful. Sadly Dickinson didn't produce as much work as you'd hope but he still deserves to be remembered - I also love The Arsenal Stadium Mystery.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:28:01 PM   
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C'mon what?
C'mon, there's no way this deserved to get into the second round of SHOF, that's what.
I want to see Queen of Spades, and Arsenal Stadium Mystery sounds great, thanks for the rec elab.
rawls, since you noticed the potential sig quote, can you explain that plot bit for me? I am not too bothered about the remake but will see it at some point, it has a good cast.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:29:39 PM   
elab49


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You've not actually said why. The animation is superb, the characterisation wonderful. Humour, drama, tension and pathos. And you've put it below a pair of shoes.

Are you another one demanding some unartisticly literal interp of the music then? Something you wouldn't straitjacket any other filmmaker with?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:31:35 PM   
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You've not actually said why. The animation is superb, the characterisation wonderful. Humour, drama, tension and pathos. And you've put it below a pair of shoes.

Are you another one demanding some unartisticly literal interp of the music then? Something you wouldn't straitjacket any other filmmaker with?
This has nothing to do with Prokofiev's music (though it's the only thing that saved this from being lower). The animation is good, but the humour is crap (ok, the moment where the cat pretends the jump didn't happen is great, but this is soon followed up by lolbirdpoolol), the drama and the tension boring, and the pathos misses the mark completely. And I really hoped that the wolf would maul that annoying little fucker.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:34:22 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 6:36:15 PM   
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What is the point? The hardships of life in an unidentified Eastern Bloc country? Whoop-de-fucking-do.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 7:16:20 PM   
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What's that got to do with the price of bread? Isolation, bullies - the outsider, unexpected empathy with the hunted? It's got bog-all to do with a specific location and 'hardships'.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 7:17:14 PM   
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198. Death Wish (1974, Winner)



NOOOOOOOOOOOO

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 7:27:37 PM   
Miles Messervy 007


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I know, Epi I couldn't wait forever... Now let's watch Part 3 together, it looks more fun anyway.
elab, I thought the bullies were horribly handled, otherwise I would agree with everything you're saying. I'll take the Disney version over this.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 11:05:34 PM   
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I think it deserved it's place in the final 5 - the only one apart from Up which did. But it would probably have been my 5th choice of those. Although it would be technically 4th as one of my final 5 from the long long list didn't make the short long list. If that makes sense


Having now seen all 5 of the short list for the year, I think I'd put it at

Kells > Princess and The Frog > Coraline > Up > Fox

Although I loved The Fantastic Mr Fox as well. And actually putting TPATF anything other than first seems a little wrong, considering my unabashed, slightly disturbing love for that film. But I just loved the imagination and joy of Kells. It's also unique, which TPATF, for all that I love about it, wasn't.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 16/10/2010 11:11:43 PM   
elab49


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From the final 5

Up > Kells

And the other 3 almost unwatchably bad and godawful choices given the fantastic range that were on offer for once.

Still, at least you're finally beginning to realise other films are better than the Frog Princess

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 12:53:01 AM   
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037) She Shoots Straight  (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong, 1990, DVD) - 6.5

044) Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead  (Tom Stoppard, UK / USA, 1990, Broadcast) - 6.5

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 1:14:41 AM   
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From the final 5

Up > Kells

And the other 3 almost unwatchably bad and godawful choices given the fantastic range that were on offer for once.

Still, at least you're finally beginning to realise other films are better than the Frog Princess


Nah, Kells is just fresh, give it time, TPATF will be back in it's correct spot.

I actually really dislike the Academy's laziness with the animated category. You don't have to give it to Pixar. Ratatouille didn't deserve it, Up didn't and if Toy Story 3 beats The Illusionist I'll be mightily miffed.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 1:28:08 AM   
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What is the point? The hardships of life in an unidentified Eastern Bloc country? Whoop-de-fucking-do.


There is no single point during your time on this board where you have sounded so much like a douchebag as right now.

Really, stop trying to take over Jayb's role. At least there was charm and a dearth of swearing.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 1:36:50 AM   
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What is the point? The hardships of life in an unidentified Eastern Bloc country? Whoop-de-fucking-do.


There is no single point during your time on this board where you have sounded so much like a douchebag as right now.

Really, stop trying to take over Jayb's role. At least there was charm and a dearth of swearing.

I wasn't aware I was trying to take over KGB's role. Charm though? Really?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 5:25:59 AM   
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You don't have to give it to Pixar. Ratatouille didn't deserve it, Up didn't and if Toy Story 3 beats The Illusionist I'll be mightily miffed.


Yes they do, yes it did, yes it did again and The Illusionist will have to reach almost LOTR levels of greatness for me to want it be beat TS3.

But after the screw-up with W&G this year, I don't think I'll care about anything the Academy does ever again.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 6:54:18 AM   
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You've not actually said why. The animation is superb, the characterisation wonderful. Humour, drama, tension and pathos. And you've put it below a pair of shoes.

Are you another one demanding some unartisticly literal interp of the music then? Something you wouldn't straitjacket any other filmmaker with?


Woah woah woah, back the truck up. I never wanted an 'unartisticly (sic) literal' interpretation! Most music isn't constructed with such a specific concept, and of course a lot of music is used in other circumstances, for effect. But Templeton is clearly sticking to the same story that Prokofiev wrote the music for, rather than using the music for effect. She's still using an animation to get that story across. So the artistic shift isn't large - just large enough to exclude those at whom the story is supposed to be aimed. If it were completely different, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Anyway, it was still in my top 6.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 10:39:32 AM   
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I actually really dislike the Academy's laziness with the animated category. You don't have to give it to Pixar. Ratatouille didn't deserve it, Up didn't and if Toy Story 3 beats The Illusionist I'll be mightily miffed.


TS3 is obviously going to walk it. The animated film category was created because of films like Toy Story 2 and Chicken Run. They're not going to miss the chance to give the Toy Story trilogy its due. As good as it is, The Illusionist is probably going to struggle for a nomination. TS3 and Dragon have two slots seemingly locked up and there's probably going to only be three spaces this year as rumours say there haven't been enough animated films released to make the cut-off point for five nominees. The Illusionist is going to have to get past far more populist stuff to make it in. If it does get in, it's going to suffer the same fate as films like Bashir and Persepolis, obviously amazing, but not enough broad appeal.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:22:29 AM   
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ALthough Swords is still wrong on Up. The idea that banal, lazy dodgy rehash from Disney trumped the emotion of Up beggars belief. And I'm not sure how you can criticise the Academy's laziness and then put the flashy visuals of a castrated Coraline above it as well. And I think giving TS it's due is giving the award to entries that deserve them, not a broad rehash that will probably deserve the nom but in no way deserves a win. ANd the year after the ridiculous decision not to give A Matter of Loaf and Death its deserved Oscar you'd have to hope they'd transfer that. Then again, W&G isn't American and Pixar is.

I wouldn't hold out much hope though Swords - the very very minor Nemo beat the masterpiece that was Belleville to the Oscar.

Homer, I'm sorry. I'd genuinely picked up your point as not liking the short because of the treatment of the music, so I misread that.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:34:05 AM   
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First update for this month:

Features:

9. Back to the Future (1985, Zemeckis)
Saw it in an almost-empty cinema, but this is still a great, great cinema experience. Some stuff is naive, there's lots of exposition and some plotholes but this is still one of the best blockbusters ever made – funny, romantic, suspenseful, and all-round awesome.


How do you mean, naive? And what are the plotholes?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:34:19 AM   
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And I think giving TS it's due is giving the award to entries that deserve them, not a broad rehash that will probably deserve the nom but in no way deserves a win.


But in terms of broad feelings the consensus seems to be that TS3 would deserve the win. Some people are even suggesting it as a possible best picture winner, let alone animated film and if The Social Network does alienate older voters than I wouldn't be shocked to see it take home the adapted screenplay Oscar.  The Oscars aren't about giving the most deserving people and films the wins when they actually do deserve them, they're about giving it to them when they get the chance. The Oscars are very much a popularity contest and there's few more popular than Toy Story. Also, the W&G comparison doesn't hold up because Wallace & Gromit had won Oscars before. Toy Story hasn't. Also, imo, it's the most deserving film. The Illusionist is excellent, but TS3 trumps it.

For the record, last year went something like

Up > Ponyo > Fox > Mary > Cloudy > Kells > Coraline > Some stick figures I scrawled on paper while wearing a blindfold, with my hands chained to the table and with the pencil held between my teeth > Princess.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:38:49 AM   
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Some stick figures I scrawled on paper while wearing a blindfold, with my hands chained to the table and with the pencil held between my teeth


Steady on with the claims, you didn't make Rejected.


If TS3 won Best Picture, that would be grand.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:47:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf


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Some stick figures I scrawled on paper while wearing a blindfold, with my hands chained to the table and with the pencil held between my teeth


Steady on with the claims, you didn't make Rejected.



Is it just Rejected you have this irrational hate for or do you dislike all of his work?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 17/10/2010 11:49:50 AM   
Gimli The Dwarf


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From: Central Park Zoo
I like the balloons one because I like the fact they beat up the kids

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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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