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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 12:21:36 PM   
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L.A Confidential's great.

Blair Witch is still the best found footage film I've seen by a considerable distance.


Did you ever see The Last Broadcast? It's not good, but it gets brought up around Blair Witch a lot.

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LA Confidential - one of only two films to gain 10 out of 10 in Rinc's Prestigious and Totally Fair Scoring System.


If the other isn't Ghostbusters I feel like you've lied to me all these years.

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Well it came 45 in my films last year, so alright's probably a but harsh but it's not a film I really, really love.


You only saw 44 films you really loved last year?

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The Blair Witch Project - I firmly believe that this is one of the great horror films of all-time. Often imitated, but never bettered.


You'll be voting for it in the horror list, I hope?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 12:49:52 PM   
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LA Confidential is a fantastic film, wonderfully entertaining.
Blair Witch had a successful re-watch earlier this month and Hoop Dreams is excellent.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 1:25:42 PM   
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L.A Confidential's great.

Blair Witch is still the best found footage film I've seen by a considerable distance.


Did you ever see The Last Broadcast? It's not good, but it gets brought up around Blair Witch a lot.


I haven't, no. I've heard a lot of good things, but it'll have to be top-100 levels of awesome to match up to Blair Witch.

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You'll be voting for it in the horror list, I hope?


Is there a deadline for that?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 1:53:55 PM   
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LA Confidential - one of only two films to gain 10 out of 10 in Rinc's Prestigious and Totally Fair Scoring System.


If the other isn't Ghostbusters I feel like you've lied to me all these years.


It's not

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 2:10:55 PM   
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Did you ever see The Last Broadcast? It's not good, but it gets brought up around Blair Witch a lot.



It's OK but it goes seriously screwy at the end. And to think people had a problem with Blair Witch's climax; at least that ending made sense.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 2:30:34 PM   
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LA Confidential is fantastic. Not one false note, wasted scene, or bad line reading in it.

Blair Witch Project stood up really well to a rewatch this year. A bona fide horror masterpiece.

Hoop Dreams - just bought it last month as I haven't watched it in an age. Remember it being brilliant, though.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 22/9/2012 2:32:37 PM   
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You'll be voting for it in the horror list, I hope?


I forgot about that. Yes, I'll have a list sent relatively soon.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 23/9/2012 12:17:37 AM   
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Well it came 45 in my films last year, so alright's probably a but harsh but it's not a film I really, really love.


You only saw 44 films you really loved last year?


No, but this was admittedly better than some of the films I loved and it reached these lofty heights based on that and not a great personal affection for the film.


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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 23/9/2012 5:10:22 PM   
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L.A. Confidential is a masterpiece. Everything in it is wonderful.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 24/9/2012 11:51:25 AM   
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I'd echo everyone else apart from Gimli.

LA confidential is a masterpiece. One of my favourites.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 5:52:09 AM   
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Is there a deadline for that?


I was hoping to have all the lists in and the list up by Halloween, but there's no chance of that. So I'm thinking maybe putting Halloween as the deadline and running the list through the winter months for the dark nights.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 5:54:16 AM   
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46. The Three Colors Trilogy



Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Year: 1993

Kieslowski's final directorial offerings was this astonishing trilogy, based on the colours of the French flag and representing the qualities of liberty, equality and fraternity. The films are only loosely linked to each other, Blue sees Juliette Binoche giving what should probably have been an Oscar winning performance as a recently widowed woman overpowered by her grief. White sees Zbigniew Zamachowski looking for revenge on his ex (Julie Delpy). While Red sees Irene Jacob catching former judge Jean-Louis Trintignant spying on his neighbours. Kieslowski uses his films to look at deeper questions about Europe and its history, while never losing sight of the human stories that power them. Blue and Red are without question masterpieces, incredibly powerful films led by some of the finest acting of the decade, and taken as individual films they'd be far higher on the list. White is a good film, but somewhat slight in comparison to its sisters. But that should take little away from yet another remarkable achievement in the career of one of Europe's finest directors.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:06:34 AM   
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45. Heavenly Creatures



Director: Peter Jackson
Year: 1994

The film that made Kate Winslet an actress to watch (although I loved her from Get Back), gave respectability to Peter Jackson and should have also launched Melanie Lynskey to stardom, Heavenly Creatures tells the story of the notorious 1950s New Zealand Parker-Hulme murder. Two teen girls, Pauline Parker (Lynskey) and English Juliet Hulme (Winslet) become best friends at school. The intensity of their friendship causes concern in their parents and when the girls are about to be separated they go to extreme lengths in the hope of staying together. A heart-rending, understated film from Jackson, with a sickly atmosphere to match the mental state of the girl, and he even manages to film just one ending.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:08:32 AM   
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Great film.

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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:33:49 AM   
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Creatures?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:34:26 AM   
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44. Lost Highway



Director: David Lynch
Year: 1997

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If there's one thing you can be certain of with David Lynch it's that you're always in for a unique experience. Fred (Bill Pullman) and his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette) start receiving mysterious packages containing videotapes of themselves and their home, shortly after, Fred is arrested for Renee's murder. While in his cell, he disappears and is replaced by Pete (Balthazar Getty). The police are baffled, but are forced to release him. Pete soon meets a gangster who is dating Alice, the double of Renee, and Pete and Alice fall into a relationship. Lost Highway could be a film about alternate universes overlapping when Fred and Pete somehow occupy the point where both universes touch. Or it could be about Fred's mind splitting and causing different realities or fantasies to play out. Or perhaps it's simply a film where you celebrate the enigmatic experience and don't worry about the logic.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:46:12 AM   
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Is there a deadline for that?


I was hoping to have all the lists in and the list up by Halloween, but there's no chance of that. So I'm thinking maybe putting Halloween as the deadline and running the list through the winter months for the dark nights.


Cheers, I'll get mine sorted ASAP.

Three Colours-I've only seen Blue, and I'm in no hurry to see the rest.
Heavenly Creatures-Amazing

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 6:50:49 AM   
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You have a Kieslowski problem, don't you?

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:06:17 AM   
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43. Hana Bi



Director: Takeshi Kitano
Year: 1997

Kitano stars as Nishi, a cop whose wife is diagnosed with cancer at the same time as a shoot-out leaves several people dead and his partner crippled. Looking to spend time with his wife before her death, he quits the force and hightails it to the country to spend some quality time with her. But he can't seem to shake the Yakuza who are on his trail. Despite sounding like a Woo-esque actioner, it's actually more of the deliberate, slow-paced film-making associated with the director. One of the most minimal and poetic films of the decade, and it's not even Kitano's best work.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:15:26 AM   
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You have a Kieslowski problem, don't you?


I've seen two of his films, and they do nothing for me. They look nice, the leads in both were amazing, that's about it.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:19:05 AM   
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If you're in the next HoF I'm going to nominate Dekalog.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:19:43 AM   
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42. Safe



Director: Todd Haynes
Year: 1995

Julianne Moore did her best work to date in this low-key drama. She plays Carol White, a regular housewife who suddenly finds herself allergic to all the chemicals in the modern world. With doctors baffled over how to treat her symptoms, she finds herself withdrawing further from the world. An eerie, at times unsettling film that in its own way is as much a body horror as anything from Cronenberg, Safe is a film that's dripping with menace that can be found in banal, everyday things. Even if you think Carol has no illness, it's still easy to find the repressive world that leads her to convince herself she's sick unbelievably chilling.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:21:17 AM   
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Well, if my opinion's consistent with what I've seen of his so far, at least it can be watched in hourly segments between better films.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:32:11 AM   
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41. Paradise Lost



Director: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Year: 1996

Enthralling but upsetting documentary about the miscarriage of justice around the West Memphis Three, three teenagers in Arkansas found guilty of the murders of three children in the early 90s. The conservative Christian community seem to settle on the teens as the murderers because they were outsiders who liked heavy metal and because one of the cops investigating felt one of the boys capable of murder. The directors explore the case, interviewing key players and making a good case for the boys being framed. Much of the prosecution's case involves the confession from one of the three. A confession made by an underage boy who had neither a lawyer or his parents present. A boy with an IQ in the 70s. A boy who was questioned for 12 hours with less than two of it being recorded. Chilling stuff, not just because of the trial, but because it's distressing to think that a community like this could still exist.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:32:32 AM   
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Well, if my opinion's consistent with what I've seen of his so far, at least it can be watched in hourly segments between better films.



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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:44:43 AM   
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40. The Sweet Hereafter



Director: Atom Egoyan
Year: 1997

A small Canadian town is in mourning after an accident saw several children killed on a local school bus. Lawyer Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm) intrudes on their grief to try and push for a class-action lawsuit against the bus company. As much about the burden of grief and the hidden secrets of the town as it is about the lawsuit, it's A deeply powerful, overwhelming film, with exceptional performances, especially from Holm and a young Sarah Polley as one of the victims.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:51:40 AM   
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The Sweet Hereafter, Colours, Safe and Paradise Lost are all superb, especially Hereafter.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 7:56:53 AM   
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Three Colours - only seen Blue, liked it a lot.

Lost Highway - it's OK.

Paradise Lost - great film.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 8:08:15 AM   
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The Sweet Hereafter, Colours, Safe and Paradise Lost are all superb, especially Hereafter.


Not a fan of Hana Bi or you haven't seen?

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Three Colours - only seen Blue, liked it a lot.


Maybe the librarian can give you Red and White.

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RE: 1990s Top 100 - 27/9/2012 8:08:53 AM   
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39. The Thin Red Line



Director: Terrence Malick
Year: 1998

Malick's comeback after a 20 year gap sees him taking a story about a battle at Guadalcanal and turning into a poetic meditation on war, life, death, humanity, nature and spirituality. As gobsmacking a visual experience as you'd expect when you see Malick at the helm, this is war as hell not just on the bodies of those fighting, but on the souls of them, and possibly that of the world itself.

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