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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 6:51:44 PM   
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8. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman, 1971) - 4.5/5


Yes!


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 7:02:35 PM   
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Still should it be used as a criticism? It's quite lazy


If you know what it means and you are using it deliberately it isn't lazy - it'd be silly to dig out your thesaurus to dig out a new term for something that already has a perfectly good one.


How does one define pretentious?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 7:13:49 PM   
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Same way most dictionaries do I guess. And if that is the impression you get from a film, it isn't, for me, a lazy criticism but a description of what you think you're seeing.

Even if it can get annoying if some people use it as a byword for anything foreign! But then challenge the use - but only the same way you would any other word used to describe a film if you don't agree with it. It just isn't any different, IMO.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 7:33:56 PM   
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You can't see Antichrist and tell me it's not the definition of pretentious though

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 7:44:13 PM   
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Same way most dictionaries do I guess. And if that is the impression you get from a film, it isn't, for me, a lazy criticism but a description of what you think you're seeing.

Even if it can get annoying if some people use it as a byword for anything foreign! But then challenge the use - but only the same way you would any other word used to describe a film if you don't agree with it. It just isn't any different, IMO.


I wasn't actually challenging its usage. I was just asking what the accepted definition for it in film terms is.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 7:45:15 PM   
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Same way most dictionaries do I guess. And if that is the impression you get from a film, it isn't, for me, a lazy criticism but a description of what you think you're seeing.

Even if it can get annoying if some people use it as a byword for anything foreign! But then challenge the use - but only the same way you would any other word used to describe a film if you don't agree with it. It just isn't any different, IMO.


I wasn't actually challenging its usage. I was just asking what the accepted definition for it in film terms is.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 8:17:01 PM   
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You can't see Antichrist and tell me it's not the definition of pretentious though


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 8:27:06 PM   
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Olaf - I'm not really sure. Would that mean a single set of criteria? Or just an individual justification.

I think Kiss Me Deadly is pretentious - Aldrich with his tick list and Hammer with his hack dialogue, both giving a veneer to something they can't sustain. Lots of others clearly don't, though, as it is terribly popular.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 8:30:04 PM   
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17. Dare mo shiranai / Nobody Knows (Koreeda, 2004) JPN (First View)
23. Sud pralad / Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul, 2004) THA (First View)
41. The Terminal (Spielberg, 2004) USA


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 8:52:28 PM   
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I just watched this year's first two five-star films in a row, so I'll do a little update here...


Sherlock Jr.
During the first act I was starting to wonder why on earth this was considered among the best Keaton films, but since he stepped into the screen the film unveiled the most perfect half hour of slapstick I have ever seen. Sherlock Jr. has several impressive scenes that makes you go "how the hell did they do that?". I think I spent an hour on the internet afterwards to out how he performed the different stunts and visual gags. Keaton's masterpiece stands a good chance to become my most rewatched film ever.


All the Real Girls
Many independent films about 20-somethings tend to be overly quirky and too "indie". With the exception of Patricia Clarkson's character this film sidestepped those cliches and turned out to be very "real" with a great poetic atmosphere. Rarely have I been so involved with a romantic couple on the screen. I've read a lot of criticism saying Paul Schneider is not believable as a womanizer. I thought it worked, considering not every small town has it's own stereotype Brad Pitt-womanizing guy. Having watched this and Snow Angels, David Gordon Green is a director I'm looking forward to exploring further.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 8:57:15 PM   
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Sherlock Jr.
During the first act I was starting to wonder why on earth this was considered among the best Keaton films, but since he stepped into the screen the film unveiled the most perfect half hour of slapstick I have ever seen. Sherlock Jr. has several impressive scenes that makes you go "how the hell did they do that?". I think I spent an hour on the internet afterwards to out how he performed the different stunts and visual gags. Keaton's masterpiece stands a good chance to become my most rewatched film ever.





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 9:10:47 PM   
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I just watched this year's first two five-star films in a row, so I'll do a little update here...


Sherlock Jr.
During the first act I was starting to wonder why on earth this was considered among the best Keaton films, but since he stepped into the screen the film unveiled the most perfect half hour of slapstick I have ever seen. Sherlock Jr. has several impressive scenes that makes you go "how the hell did they do that?". I think I spent an hour on the internet afterwards to out how he performed the different stunts and visual gags. Keaton's masterpiece stands a good chance to become my most rewatched film ever.


All the Real Girls
Many independent films about 20-somethings tend to be overly quirky and too "indie". With the exception of Patricia Clarkson's character this film sidestepped those cliches and turned out to be very "real" with a great poetic atmosphere. Rarely have I been so involved with a romantic couple on the screen. I've read a lot of criticism saying Paul Schneider is not believable as a womanizer. I thought it worked, considering not every small town has it's own stereotype Brad Pitt-womanizing guy. Having watched this and Snow Angels, David Gordon Green is a director I'm looking forward to exploring further.





2 great films there. The bit in bold - I dont really get this either. I thought he did a great job, and its not like he ever comes across at being bad at getting women, plus the small bits about his past are all nicely hit at. I am very excited about Green's new film


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 9:32:52 PM   
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He managed not mention Zooey Deschanel either!

I will watch it soon, I promise TRM!

New to my list today, is Unbreakable - a.k.a., the only great film Shyamalan has ever made.  (Signs is pretty good, the rest range from barely passable (The Village) to plain awful [The Happening and, yes, The Sixth Sense].) I've not seen Lady in the Water.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 9:37:38 PM   
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He managed not mention Zooey Deschanel either!

I will watch it soon, I promise TRM!



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 10:13:30 PM   
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He managed not mention Zooey Deschanel either!



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 24/1/2010 11:17:26 PM   
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He managed not mention Zooey Deschanel either!




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 12:12:56 AM   
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Sherlock Jr.
During the first act I was starting to wonder why on earth this was considered among the best Keaton films, but since he stepped into the screen the film unveiled the most perfect half hour of slapstick I have ever seen. Sherlock Jr. has several impressive scenes that makes you go "how the hell did they do that?". I think I spent an hour on the internet afterwards to out how he performed the different stunts and visual gags. Keaton's masterpiece stands a good chance to become my most rewatched film ever.



Hurrah!

And on a related note, new to my list.

1. The Circus (Charles Chaplin)

Chaplin didn't much care for the Circus, presumably as he had such a nightmare making it. He was mid-divorce, the sets burned down, students stole the actual circus as a prank. But what came from that madness was Chaplin's funniest film. While it might not be his absolute best - it is almost certainly his funniest.
It is also the film where Chaplin got to experiement with his own relationship to comedy. The story follows The Tramp, who is being chased by a policeman after a mixup, and he ends up running straight through the circus, destorying everything, but to the delight of the crowd who think its all part of the show. The Tramp is a hit and hired. But when he tries to be funny, he can't make anybody laugh. Chaplin highlights the need for a realistic setting for his comedy to take place, otherwise it won't work.
The pathos comes via the daughter of the ringmaster, who of course is an attractive young girl who Chaplin would quite like to get to know, but alas, she's in love with the tight-rope walker and her father treats her badly. The films climax sees the Tramp (not entirely aided by three monkeys) take to the highwire himself, its an incredible, audacious piece of work.
It is a brilliant film, endlessly rewatchable, and a great "in" for anyone wanting to watch some of his work. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 12:20:21 AM   
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6. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
While I still think Platoon is the greatest Vietnam film that I've seen, Apocalypse Now went up a lot in my estimation on this watch.

30. Team America: World Police (Parker, 2004)
Not nearly as good as South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, it's alright and has some fantastic moments.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 1:55:21 AM   
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11. Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo [I Was Born, But...] (1932, Ozu)
My first Ozu, and while everyone discouraged me from having this as a starting point, I'm glad I still went with it. The copy I watched wasn't in exceptional quality, didn't have any score (the first film apart from maybe some Lumiere shorts I watched this way, I think), and grammatically incorrect subtitles, but I still really liked it. It seems unconnected, arguably the exposition is 2/3s of the film, but it doesn't matter. The actors are naturals, including the kids, who make this a comedy despite me having laughed perhaps once. It delicately pokes at significant questions (hierarchy and family) and is really charming. An 8, and I definitely want to see more of his work now.
PS. I just realised that the kids who were in this (or their characters or both) could have been killed in WWII, which adds poignancy to one of the film's moments. Irrelevant, but still...

18. Avatar (2009, Cameron) C
SPOILERS, NOT THAT YOU COULDN'T PREDICT THE WHOLE PLOT WITHIN MINUTES OF STARTING THE FILM
My first cinema visit of the year was a quite obvious choice, as even the people who love Avatar beyond anything single out its groundbreaking technologies and point out how cinematic it is. And yes, they're right. The visuals are amazing, even though it is in a sort of videogame-y way, and the 3D certainly adds tons to the experience. This is pretty much the only reason I enjoyed the film. The battles are ridiculous(ly enjoyable, but still), the plot is as predictable as they come (it was soooooooooooooo, I repeat, soooooooooooooooooo obvious that "ZHAKE" and Nara-something were going to fall in love; and really, did anyone doubt for a second the Na'vi would win?), and the script ranges from hilariously macho-istic (the colonel is a lot of fun but not necessarily in a good way) to downright awful (I SEE YOU!!!!). A 7 in this case only reflects the experience as PA would no doubt point out. I do feel guilty for rating this higher than Dark Knight (a low 7 vs a high 5 (lolz)) but I just shouldn't have seen the latter again after cinemas, and I can only imagine how much more this would apply here.

Cameron-O-Meter (new feature, we'll see whether that will go anywhere):
1. Aliens (DC)
2. The Terminator
3. Avatar

Shorts:

6. The Music Box (1932, Parrott) {28 mins}
My 4th L&H short, and the first one that isn't a silent. At first I was a bit put off by the way they talked, but then I got used to it. In this one, they struggle to deliver a piano to a man as his birthday present. Hilarity ensues. I'm not gonna list the individual gags, you've gotta see this one for yourself (here, for example) 9

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 1:59:53 AM   
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Shorts:
6. The Music Box (1932, Parrott) {28 mins}
My 4th L&H short, and the first one that isn't a silent. At first I was a bit put off by the way they talked, but then I got used to it. In this one, they struggle to deliver a piano to a man as his birthday present. Hilarity ensues. I'm not gonna list the individual gags, you've gotta see this one for
yourself 9



I'm very glad you're enjoying L and H, Miles. This one is a true gem.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 2:03:01 AM   
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Any other recommendations for shorts (already seen The Music Box, Wrong Again, Big Business, and Liberty), or should I move on to features already (if so, which?)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 2:35:36 AM   
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You should watch all the L&H. Seriously. Buy the box-set. It's 40 instead of 200 on Amazon.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 4:20:29 AM   
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18. Avatar (2009, Cameron) C
The visuals are amazing, even though it is in a sort of videogame-y way, and the 3D certainly adds tons to the experience. This is pretty much the only reason I enjoyed the film.


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A 7 in this case only reflects the experience as PA would no doubt point out. I do feel guilty for rating this higher than Dark Knight (a low 7 vs a high 5 (lolz)) but I just shouldn't have seen the latter again after cinemas, and I can only imagine how much more this would apply here.


Shit, boy, that must have been one hell of an experience to give it a seven solely because of the visuals. It must be like discovering fire or something like that, so amazing they are.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 4:48:34 AM   
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Shit, boy, that must have been one hell of an experience to give it a seven solely because of the visuals. It must be like discovering fire or something like that, so amazing they are.



 

7/10 just for the visuals is bewildering, I agree.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 6:23:35 AM   
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Any other recommendations for shorts (already seen The Music Box, Wrong Again, Big Business, and Liberty), or should I move on to features already (if so, which?)


I'd agree with Rawls, get the boxset!

If not though, then for features you must, must, must watch Way Out West], then try Saps At Sea and Sons of The Desert. There's way too many shorts to recommend them all and you've already seen some of the best but try out Thicker Than Water, Me and My Pal, Dirty Work, Blotto, Brats and The Fixer Uppers. Also the double bill of Them Thar Hills and Tit For Tat, and they should be watched in that order if possible.



5. Iron Man (3rd view, 2008, Jon Favreau) - 4/5
Rollicking comic book adventure which balances perfectly its dry sense of humour with some adrenalin pumping action scenes. It's a more light-hearted affair than the likes of Hulk or Batman begins, yet far more substantial than, say, the Fantastic Four films. Robert Downey Jr. is excellent in the lead, and he's ably supported by Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. It gets a little overblown near the end but this is great entertainment that's lost none of its charm since I first saw it.


19. Shooter (2nd view, 2007, Antoine Fuqua) - 4/5*
Silly but enjoyable.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 8:33:23 AM   
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1. The Circus (Charles Chaplin)

Chaplin didn't much care for the Circus, presumably as he had such a nightmare making it. He was mid-divorce, the sets burned down, students stole the actual circus as a prank. But what came from that madness was Chaplin's funniest film. While it might not be his absolute best - it is almost certainly his funniest.
It is also the film where Chaplin got to experiement with his own relationship to comedy. The story follows The Tramp, who is being chased by a policeman after a mixup, and he ends up running straight through the circus, destorying everything, but to the delight of the crowd who think its all part of the show. The Tramp is a hit and hired. But when he tries to be funny, he can't make anybody laugh. Chaplin highlights the need for a realistic setting for his comedy to take place, otherwise it won't work.
The pathos comes via the daughter of the ringmaster, who of course is an attractive young girl who Chaplin would quite like to get to know, but alas, she's in love with the tight-rope walker and her father treats her badly. The films climax sees the Tramp (not entirely aided by three monkeys) take to the highwire himself, its an incredible, audacious piece of work.
It is a brilliant film, endlessly rewatchable, and a great "in" for anyone wanting to watch some of his work. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes!!!
 
I love The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights and Modern Times, but The Circus is Chaplin's greatest film and I'll fight anybody who says otherwise!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 8:43:09 AM   
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You should watch all the L&H. Seriously. Buy the box-set. It's 40 instead of 200 on Amazon.


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I'd agree with Rawls, get the boxset!

If not though, then for features you must, must, must watch Way Out West], then try Saps At Sea and Sons of The Desert. There's way too many shorts to recommend them all and you've already seen some of the best but try out Thicker Than Water, Me and My Pal, Dirty Work, Blotto, Brats and The Fixer Uppers. Also the double bill of Them Thar Hills and Tit For Tat, and they should be watched in that order if possible.


The boxset - wow. Not sure if I'm ready to make that kind of commitment (almost 70 hours of L&H!). Plus I have way too many unwatched DVDs at home already.
Thanks for the recs though, will try to find them all.

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Shit, boy, that must have been one hell of an experience to give it a seven solely because of the visuals. It must be like discovering fire or something like that, so amazing they are.





7/10 just for the visuals is bewildering, I agree.

Well, I was exaggerating. I also liked Weaver in it... 7 equates to good in my ratings though and as the film achieved its primary objective (visual experience through groundbreaking techonologies), why shouldn't I say it's good?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 9:06:20 AM   
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Gimli forgot Towed in a Hole - definitely add that.

And the box set is amazingly cheap now. And you have years and years to appreciate it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 9:43:23 AM   
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1. Invictus 5/5
The best sport's film ever made? Well I might still have to give that tag to Rollerball, only kidding The Hustler, but I loved this film about the 1995 Rugby WC and how it was a catalyst for bringing together South Africa. I don't know what artistic license it took, but I found it moving and poignant. Great film.

2. Frost vs Nixon 4/5
Don't we live in boring times? Our biggest scoops on politicians now is how much they spend of tax payers money cleaning out their duck ponds. This was my first viewing of the film as I'd had to put it off for ages as my wife didn't fancy it. Frost vs Nixon didn't disappoint and didn't pull any punches - I was scared that the horrendously lightweight Frost was going to be shown as some interviewer hero.

4. Sherlock Holmes 3/5
I'll watch anything with Holmes in the title even if an original Holmes story brought to the screen by Guy Richie scared the pants off me. And I found this very enjoyable, its a great romp through Victorian London. My only complaint is that it needed a bit more pea soup as you could see where the story was going from a mile off. Bring on part 2 and my namesake though.

11. The Rebound 1/5
Dismal stuff even though I find CZJ quite magnetic on screen. This just feels so awkward and its boring. I think there's meant to be a message in this, but my only thought was "please make it stop".

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 25/1/2010 9:47:12 AM   
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7/10 (500) Days of Summer (2009) - sweet
8/10 District 9 (2009) - A different look an Aliens. A must-see for Aliens fans.
4/10 The Proposal (2009) - Very very predictable. Boring and to some point irritating.
7/10 It's Complicated (2009)
8/10 Julie & Julia (2009) - Meryl deserves an Oscar. Seen It's Complicated and Julie & Julia recenly I'm now fully convinced now that Meryl is the best actress in the 20th century.
5/10 Superbad (2007) - Pineapple Express or American Pie is better.
8/10 The Hangover (2009) - Absolutely entertainig. Comedy fans don't miss this.
8/10 The Hurt Locker (2008) The most literally exciting war-drama film I've ever seen. Beside that, to me, this has been the best Iraq movie.
4/10 The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) - Didn't like it. Perhaps I took this film too seriously!
9/10 A Serious Man (2009). Coen Brothers best film since Fargo. Michael Stuhlbarg is great.

My Noms so far:
Best Picture Of The year:
10/10 Avatar: An IMAX 3D (2009)
9/10 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
8/10 The Hurt Locker (2008)

Best Directing Of The year:
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
A Serious Man (2009)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Hangover (2009)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Best Performances Of The Year
10/10 Michael Stuhlbarg (Larry Gopnik ) - A Serious Man (2009)
10/10 Meryl Streep (Julia Child) - Julie & Julia (2009)
10/10 Christoph Waltz (COL. Hans Landa) - Inglourious Basterds (2009)
8/10 Meryl Streep (Jane) - It's Complicated (2009)
10/10 Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) - Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Best Original Screenplay Of The Year
8/10 The Hangover (2009) - Absolutely entertainig and totally hilarious. Comedy fans don't miss this.
8/10 District 9 (2009) - A different and original look on Aliens. A must-see for Aliens fans.


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