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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:45 am 
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i actually thought the social network was gonna be like in the top 10 at this point. Too bad Another Year missed the cut


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Really disappointed that it seems like every year The Squid and the Whale moves down around ten places. Now kids don't quote me here, but I think that might be my favorite film of the 21th Century now.

Also, I know i should have brought this up when it jumped on the list last year, but what is the fucking fascination with Femme Fatale? I hate that movie. Kinda similar to Pave's story about Mulholland Dr., when I first saw it, I thought it was just a real shitty, badly acted, boring porno. I know I should probably rewatch it again, since I'm older now and will "get it", but thinking back at it, I don't think there's really anything "to get". And I also don't want to be that bored again.


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wtf is up with A History Of Violence in the Top 10? I thought it was a pretty bad movie actually. Everything coulda been awesome but was lame instead. Especially that kid. gtfo with that shit, david

I would personally also prefer it if Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine switched places, as I think the former is a true work genius, a meditation on art and evolution. Eternal SUnshine I would consider to be an extraordinarily well-made love story. But not near the genius of Adaptation.


Snoogans, I don't get it either. Now, I haven't yet seen Femme Fatale, but I can relate it to my feelings towards De Palma in general. There is now really a director of whom I do NOT understand why he's supposed to be any good.

Scarface, Carrie, The Untouchables, Mission To Mars and The Black Dahlia are all so lame I cannot understand any kind of praise for that dude.


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Eastern Promises is clearly Cronenberg's best film of the 21st century so far.


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I find it hilarious that TSPDT considers Batman Forever as a 'Worth a Look' while they give Batman Begins and The Dark Knight an 'Approach with Caution'. I know it's the geek in me that's protesting this while there are worse choices they made with more significant films, but still... damn.


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let it be known that The Artist is Recommended and The Mirror, The Passenger, A Clockwork Orange and Birth of a Nation are all worth a look. Amen.


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And what is up with the director ratings?


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It's based on the sitemaker's personal opinion, I think. Most of them suck though.


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Yeah, they are absolutely terrible... The Player and Calofornia Split are Altman's only Highly Recommended films. Okay, those two are brilliant, but WHAT?


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When I saw that, I cringed. Admittedly, I've only seen around four Altman films, but I'm willing to bet Nashville > California Split and The Player combined.


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That's not entirely true imo. Love Nashville a lot but The Player is mos def one of the best films of the nineties and California Split may just be the world's most underrated film (gross exaggeration but fuck it, you know)


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Don't get me wrong: I love The Player, and I think it's criminally underrated sometimes. California Split I unfortunately have not seen, but Nashville's my favorite film of all time (so I'm a bit biased). Still, if those two are Highly Recommended, why isn't Nashville or McCabe & Mrs. Miller or Short Cuts or MASH (which isn't even Recommended; a travesty)? That statement was just my personal opinion (a bit presumptuous, but whatever), but I would love to watch California Split when I get some time off.


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Yes, I highly recommend. An Altman fan should love it.


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Which would you recommend I watch first: The Long Goodbye or Gosford Park? I have to see both for a paper I'm doing on Altman, but I only have space on my computer for one of them. I'm waiting for a bigger external drive, but I'd prefer to get one to watch while I wait.


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Personally I prefer Gosford Park. Can't say I am at all familiar with you tastes, but I am of the opinion that Gosford Park is among the most brilliant films to come out of the 21st century. It offers a very accurate portrayal of the British class system and shows the beauty of this household organisation but at the same time it is a very subversive film. But as you can expect from an Altman movie there's not a hint of realism in his films. He manages to create his own little world for the duration of the film, and once the movie is over, that world dissolves into nothing but credits. The music is beautiful, the story is good (but takes only a very small part of the film so if you don't care for the plot there's enough other stuff going on to marvel at), the acting is absolutely phenomenal and the film in itself is just about as English as you can get. <3

The Long Goodbye is a wonderful genre meditation. He takes the conventions of the film noir crime thriller, shakes them up and the result is a great '70s rendition of a Philip Marlowe story. Elliot Gould plays his best role, the camera work is beautiful, the dialogue is quite brilliant, the music is very good, the characters are hilarious (look for Arnie Schwarzenegger as an extra) etc etc

It's a good thing you have to watch both, because I find it very difficult to pick one that is better than the other. But in the end I just have to go with Gosford Park because of my love for inherently English fiction


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