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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:17:40 PM   
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Because I'm trying to stick to the positive going to cut the list before it starts getting into the less good. My top 40 so far this year.


So The Hobbit it only a bit better than "less good"?


In fact, don't clarify that. As long as it falls into the positive section, I don't want to know!


You didn't look at the rest of the list, did you? Just searched for The Hobbit.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:22:48 PM   
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Because I'm trying to stick to the positive going to cut the list before it starts getting into the less good. My top 40 so far this year.


So The Hobbit it only a bit better than "less good"?


In fact, don't clarify that. As long as it falls into the positive section, I don't want to know!


You didn't look at the rest of the list, did you? Just searched for The Hobbit.


Pretty much I've been looking at your first post ever since you said you saw the Hobbit, waiting to see how much further it went down

However, it's one below Lincoln and you were quite glowing about that, so I'll take it as a good sign

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Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:24:45 PM   
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That must have been really irritating for you because I only started updating properly a few days ago. I had about five films on there and then decided to wait until the end of the month to put them in.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:27:18 PM   
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It was.

It seemed like it said

Django Unchained (2012; Quentin Tarantino)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012; Kathryn Bigelow)
Lincoln (2012; Steven Spielberg)
Wreck-It Ralph (2012; Rich Moore)


for an eternity!

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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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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:30:36 PM   
rawlinson

 

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And then Wreck It Ralph moved above Lincoln and blew your mind.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:33:45 PM   
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Yep Still haven't seen either yet though


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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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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:36:12 PM   
rawlinson

 

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I'm surprised given it's an animation and a Spielberg.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 2:41:44 PM   
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I know. I'm so ashamed.

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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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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:23:20 PM   
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Rosemary's Baby (a massive twat)

It plays such a fine tune of ambiguity for the first two hours or so (is Rosemary going mad or are her neighbours really Satanists after her unborn child?), that the final ten minutes becomes utterly chilling, despite never seeing, or hearing, anything you would normally class as scary or horrific. It gets a lot of its power from its fine central performance by Mia Farrow (particularly impressive as Rosemary is such a wet lettuce, she could be really, really annoying) and the infamous bulging-eyed look of shock and shriek of "What have you done to its EYES?!" is one of my favourite moments ever. (4)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:28:10 PM   
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Top 20 - January Edition


Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
Up (2009, Pete Docter)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)
Killer Joe (2011, William Friedkin)
Elevator to the Gallows (1958, Louis Malle)
Umberto D. (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
Europa Europa (1990, Agnieszka Holland)
Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012, Colin Trevorrow)
Django Unchained (2012, Quentin Tarantino)
Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan)
The Usual Suspects (1994, Bryan Singer)
Berberian Sound Studio (2012, Peter Strickland)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012, David O. Russell)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012, Peter Lord)
The Unknown (1927, Tod Browning)
Scanners (1981, David Cronenberg)
House on the Edge of the Park (1980, Ruggero Deodato)
Under Siege (1992, Andrew Davis)
Mama (2013, Andres Muschietti)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:30:49 PM   
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Rosemary's Baby (a massive twat)



Great film though.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:42:58 PM   
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It is.

Should have seen what I called him when I reviewed Chinatown, though.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:44:38 PM   
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But did you throw a cup of piss in his face?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:52:15 PM   
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If he was sitting next to me when I posted it then, yes, I would.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 3:54:15 PM   
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Do you carry a cup of piss with you just in case you bump into Polanski while you're reviewing one of his films?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:04:57 PM   
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Or to throw on a cat, either of the two.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:08:59 PM   
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So basically your problem with Polanski is that you want to indulge in some weird watersports fetish with him yet you never run into him?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:17:26 PM   
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Um...no.

Stop projecting your own sick fantasies onto other people, rawlinson.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:19:23 PM   
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I was referencing Faye Dunaway throwing piss into Polanski's face. You run with it, dude.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:21:47 PM   
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Yeah, sure. 'Faye'.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:23:13 PM   
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Didn't the rumours says that Jack Nicholson provided the piss?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:28:49 PM   
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JANUARY

FILMS
Midnight (Mitchell Leisen, 1939) USA
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan, 1945) USA
Easy Living (Mitchell Leisen, 1937) USA
The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) USA
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists (Peter Lord/Jeff Newitt, 2012) UK/USA
Hands Across The Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935) USA
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012) UK/IRE
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012) USA
Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975) USA
Attack (Robert Aldrich, 1957) USA
Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) UK/USA
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) USA
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) USA
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg, 2012) USA
Dinner at Eight (George Cukor, 1933) USA
Uncle Buck (John Hughes, 1989) USA
Mýrin / Jar City (Baltasar Kormákur, 2006) ICE
The Sessions (Ben Lewin, 2012) USA
20 Million Miles to Earth (Nathan Juran, 1957) USA
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012) SPN
Death Takes a Holiday (Mitchell Leisen, 1934) USA
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton, 2012) USA
Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012) UK/CHN
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper, 2012) UK
The Sword in the Stone (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1963) USA
A Good Year (Ridley Scott, 2006) USA/UK
Best of the Best Robert Radler, 1989) USA
Made in America (Richard Benjamin, 1993) USA
The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2012) USA


PERFORMANCES
Claudette Colbert / Don Ameche / John Barrymore - Midnight
Peggy Ann Garner / James Dunn / Dorothy McGuire - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Jean Arthur / Ray Milland - Easy Living
Fred Astaire - The Band Wagon
Sam Rockwell - Seven Psychopaths
Jennifer Lawrence / Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Gene Hackman - Night Moves
Christoph Waltz / Leonardo DiCaprio - Django Unchained
Carole Lombard / Fred MacMurray - Hands Across The Table
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Jacki Weaver / Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Playbook
Fredric March - Death Takes a Holiday
Tommy Lee Jones / James Spader / David Strathairn - Lincoln
Judi Dench / Javier Bardem - Skyfall
John Barrymore / Marie Dressler - Dinner at Eight
John Hawkes / Helen Hunt - The Sessions
Lionel Barrymore / Billie Burke - Dinner at Eight


DIRECTOR - TWO OR MORE
Mitchell Leisen (4) Midnight, Hands Across The Table, Easy Living, Death Takes a Holiday

DECADES
1930: 05
1940: 01
1950: 03
1960: 01
1970: 01
1980: 02
1990: 01
2000: 02
2010: 13

Total: 29


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:31:17 PM   
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Didn't the rumours says that Jack Nicholson provided the piss?


No idea.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:36:34 PM   
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Didn't the rumours says that Jack Nicholson provided the piss?


No idea.


Do you have any idea what I'm talking about or are you just getting slightly freaked?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:43:34 PM   
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Yes, I do know the incident you're talking about.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 4:47:16 PM   
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All this talk of urine in the face reminds me I need to call your mum.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 5:35:27 PM   
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All this talk of urine in the face reminds me I need to call your mum.


She'll be free in a couple hours, I'm not quite finished.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 6:52:40 PM   
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You're all going to burn in hell and you deserve it.

Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

The word that comes to mind first and foremost is 'rigorous' - both in execution of its detail and in its firm, unwavering stance at being dispassionate about the politics of the film and the use of torture within it. The timescale of the film crosses for the last Dubya administration to the first Obama one but the film makes no hay out of it, and as for the use of torture - anyone thinking this is pro-torture either saw a very different film to the one I saw, or went into it with their mind already made up. It's not even a debate, frankly. It's a shame that that controvery has overshadowed what is a terrific achievement by Bigelow and the writer Mark Boal. It's an incredibly detailed and tightly wound thriller about the hunt for Bin Laden that makes various scenes of talking heads in offices debating the best way to go forward with the operation as exciting as the scenes of chasing various targets around foreign markets - but never at the expense of making it a macho, gung-ho experience. Instead, it's a sweaty-palmed exploration of the danger that was involved in this mission, and Bigelow crafts some nerve-shredding sequences out of the various twists and turns that the Americans are forced to go down. Many people already cite the final raid on Bin Laden's compound as a great piece of film making, and it is, but there's another sequence earlier in the film that I can't even begin to describe for fear of spoilers that is one of the most ominous stretches of film I've seen in a good long while, before climacting with a real gut-punch of a finish. And for a film that clocks near to three hours, there's not an ounce of extraneous matter on it - not one wasted line or pointless shot. It ticks and surges forward with an unstoppable military precision. It feels like half the run time.

Jessica Chastain is the heart and soul of the film, and becomes those things without ever recoursing to cliche. There are no scenes of her homelife, no dark and lonely nights of the soul in a hotel room where all she wants is someone to hold her and no huggy touchy-feely crap where we discover she's all soft and cuddly underneath her stern-faced exterior. She does a fantastic job of suggesting the impossible pressure that was mounting on her during the hunt, and as such, her obsession with finding and killing Bin Laden becomes as much about survival for her as it is about anything else - if it fails, she'll be crushed beyond repair. And Chastain does all this without any dialogue telling you so, saying so much more in the way she holds herself and bites out the words she needs to say to get the job gone. And talking of words, it's got the best last line of dialogue in a film for a long, long time. (5)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 7:20:20 PM   
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Very good, but there's another film I'm waiting for you to review.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2013 - Discus... - 31/1/2013 7:25:58 PM   
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Yeah, that might take a while before I get round to it...

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