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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 6/9/2012 6:56:31 PM   
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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 6/9/2012 7:00:25 PM   
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A reason I have used to watched some utter drivel.


I got through Alcatraz


I got to episode 8 then it was cancelled so I gave myself an out.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 4:09:29 AM   
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No, I haven't seen Happy Town. Some interesting cast members though.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 4:10:21 AM   
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64. Hard Boiled



Director: John Woo
Year: 1992

John Woo's descent into mediocrity after his move to Hollywood is one of the most saddening losses to come from the 97 HK handover. I know Face/Off has its fans, but I always found it, well, dull. Face/Off never made me want to balletically soar around the room firing off a gun in each hand. It just made me wonder why Travolta and Cage were hamming it up so badly. Hard Boiled is the kind of film it's easy to get wrong, it takes the excess so often associated with action cinema and turns it up to eleven, yet in amongst the gun play and stunt work, he still finds time to actually create characters that not only give the viewers fuck yeah moments, but actually gain your sympathy. Still able to drop the viewer's collective jaw twenty years on, Hard Boiled set a standard for action cinema that few films since have touched.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 4:35:01 AM   
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63. Boyz 'n' the Hood



Director: John Singleton
Year: 1991

This drama about a group of friends growing up in the L.A. ghetto may seem like it was taking much of its inspiration from the gangster rap scene that had started to break through into the mainstream, helped in no small part by the casting of N.W.A. member Ice Cube as the friend who falls most into the gang life, but the truth is that Boyz n the Hood has much in common with Cooley High, a black cinema teen classic from the 70s. Singleton's film also doesn't try to add glamour to gangs, it shows them as a force that destroys communities. Singleton's work since has pretty much failed to fulfill his early promise, but Boyz n the Hood, with its examination of the dangers that poverty and the lack of a father figure can have on young black America, is thoughtful, important, and genuinely exciting. And it even manages to get a good performance out of Cuba Gooding Jr.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 4:39:54 AM   
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62. Faust



Director: Jan Svankmajer
Year: 1994

Svankmajer's Faust takes place in modern day Prague, Petr Cepek plays a rather bland man. While leaving a subway one day, he is handed a map of the city with a marked location. Discarding it, he returns home where he encounters a series of strange events and discovers another copy of the map. Moved to track down the location marked on the map, he discovers a large, nearly derelict, building that seems to be a theatre. Inside he discovers a dressing room where he finds a script and a costume that mark him as Faust. He then speaks the first words spoken in the film, Faust's opening declaration of black magic. Suddenly a call to the stage occurs and he finds himself in a backstage area , peeking beyond the curtain he sees an expectant audience. Suddenly full of stage fright, he tears off his costume and refuse to go on. He escapes and finds himself in a laboratory containing a grimoire. He manages to create a life from clay, a child-like homunculus that changes into his own face and then an image of death. Faust then encounters two marionettes, an angel and a devil, who each try to lead Faust down a path of good or evil.

It's not a typical rendition of the Faust legend. But then it was never meant to be, Svankmajer blends together variations of the tale, and deconstructs them all in his unique absurdist style. At times it feels almost like Kafka does Faust (helped in no small part by the Prague setting), with our nameless hero being led into circumstances he doesn't understand and seems unable to escape from. The film itself is as wild and hallucinatory as you'd expect from Svankmajer, giant elaborate marionettes mix with live action and stop-motion animation. He also uses the theatre setting to add to the action with the 'real' story becoming mingled in with the theatrical adaptation of Faust.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 4:54:06 AM   
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61. Lone Star



Director: John Sayles
Year: 1996

Matthew McConaughey's current career resurrection as a bit of a badass after years of fairly crappy rom-coms seems to have surprised a lot of people. It's kind of easy to forget his performances in films like Frailty and Lone Star. In Lone Star he played Buddy Deeds, a respected and loved sheriff of a small Texas town. We only see McConaughey's Deeds in flashback, while his son Sam (Chris Cooper) attempts to solve an old mystery surrounding the murder of Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson, proving he was still capable of a great performance) a brutal, corrupt man who was sheriff when Buddy was his deputy. Wade disappeared mysteriously, and the discovery of his body prompts Sam to reexamine the relationship between Wade and his father, and the possibility that his father was involved in Wade's death. An intricately plotted storyline, that delves into the lies that people tell themselves and each other, an atmospheric, slow-burn approach to the storytelling, and superb performances from the entire cast mark this out as one of Sayles' very best.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 9:47:39 AM   
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Faust (Svankmajer is a genius), Lone Star (Woot! Sayles) and Hard Boiled are all superb. I need to dig out my Chow Yun-fat collection, I love that guy.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 9:59:02 AM   
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I need to dig out my Chow Yun-fat collection, I love that guy.


So you like Pirates 3 then?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 10:08:21 AM   
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I need to dig out my Chow Yun-fat collection, I love that guy.


So you like Pirates 3 then?


No.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 10:15:33 AM   
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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!

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 10:16:28 AM   
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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 10:41:16 AM   
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Yeah CYF is amazing (Pirates 3 is not, though it makes me lol that they got him in so they could sell it to China and then China banned it because CYF is playing a hideous Chinese stereotype). Hard Boiled is amazing obviously, though The Killer is the best CYF/The Woo collab. I quite like Face/Off btw, it is supremely silly.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 2:11:15 PM   
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OK, time to catch up -

Ringu - one amazing scene, the rest is pretty poor.

The Grifters - excellent.

While You Were Sleeping - it's OK.

Hearts of Darkness - hilarious and mind-boggling at times.

Hard Boiled - amazing.

Lone Star - good.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 8:34:44 PM   
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Faust (Svankmajer is a genius), Lone Star (Woot! Sayles) and Hard Boiled are all superb. I need to dig out my Chow Yun-fat collection, I love that guy.


Does that mean you dislike Boyz n the Hood or you haven't seen it?


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I need to dig out my Chow Yun-fat collection, I love that guy.


So you like Pirates 3 then?


No.




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though The Killer is the best CYF/The Woo collab.


Agreed

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Ringu - one amazing scene, the rest is pretty poor.


I thought you were a fan?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 8:41:42 PM   
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Lone Star - amazing.


I fixed it.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 8:44:49 PM   
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That verison of Faustus sounds awesome.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 8:59:47 PM   
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Lone Star - amazing.


I fixed it.



What's your fave Sayles, Dev?

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That verison of Faustus sounds awesome.


You seen any Svankmajer?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 9:11:20 PM   
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That verison of Faustus sounds awesome.


You seen any Svankmajer?


None at all, though his version of the Jabberwocky sounds great too and I've heard a lot about Alice.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 9:18:22 PM   
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That verison of Faustus sounds awesome.


You seen any Svankmajer?


None at all, though his version of the Jabberwocky sounds great too and I've heard a lot about Alice.


A lot of the shorts are up on Youtube.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 7/9/2012 9:19:21 PM   
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That verison of Faustus sounds awesome.


You seen any Svankmajer?


None at all, though his version of the Jabberwocky sounds great too and I've heard a lot about Alice.


A lot of the shorts are up on Youtube.


Ace - I'll check them out over the weekend.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 3:34:49 AM   
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60. The Reflecting Skin



Director: Philip Ridley
Year: 1990

Seth Dove (Jeremy Cooper) is a small boy in Idaho shortly after the war. Other children are being murdered and when Seth's father comes under suspicion (due to past homosexual acts) he commits suicide. Seth's mother is distant and his brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen), well the war has left him a little strange. A newcomer to the area, Dolphin Blue (Lindsay Duncan) a strange, but beautiful, older woman further unsettles Seth's life. He believes her to be a vampire, and when Cameron begins a relationship with her, Seth becomes desperate to keep the two apart. Playing out like Malick filming a Lynch script, Ridley understands that growing up is often done in a world where everything seems alien and he exploits that oddness to create an off-kilter and disturbing take on the horror genre.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 3:48:10 AM   
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i drew that same conclusion withuot even the tiniest sketch poad./ Bless you for choosing faust as your 62nds favourite film

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 3:51:19 AM   
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If this is you not very drunk, get hammered and post more tomorrow.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 3:58:56 AM   
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Nil by mouth is reall ygood btw. im sure you know that having it in your top 65 or so. it;s not an easy watch bhut when is smacking ksathy burke funnhy?> apart from most of the time

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 4:55:52 AM   
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Nil by mouth is reall ygood btw. im sure you know that having it in your top 65 or so. it;s not an easy watch bhut when is smacking ksathy burke funnhy?> apart from most of the time



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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 6:45:24 AM   
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Quit trying to stir trouble in my thread.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 8/9/2012 10:57:01 AM   
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Ringu - one amazing scene, the rest is pretty poor.


I thought you were a fan?


I used to be, but a rewatch this year sent it plummeting down in my estimation unfortunately.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 10/9/2012 10:24:22 AM   
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Hard boiled is amazing. Made my top list too.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 11/9/2012 11:23:45 AM   
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72. Baraka



Director: Ron Fricke
Year: 1992

Plotless, actorless, characterless, Baraka is a stunning documentary about the relationship between mankind and nature. Baraka has much in common with Koyaanisqatsi (And Fricke worked on that earlier film as cinematographer) jumping between various scenes of great beauty and surprising darkness. If you have the patience, it's absolutely mesmerising. There's a section of cinema-goers who seem to think that film is only of value if it's telling a story. I've always found that an incredibly limiting point of view. Just as the written word can be used to capture a feeling or a moment in time, so too can cinema. Cinema doesn't have to focus on a narrative, it can create magic just by focusing on the rhythms of imagery. Baraka is a perfect example of that.


I decided to see Samsara on Sunday. The only thing I knew about it was that it was from the director of Baraka. The only thing I knew about Baraka was this post. A good decision.

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