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09:49 PM on 11/13/12 
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luckykaruba
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please post a numerical score or get out thank you

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10:47 PM on 11/13/12 
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skyfall - 8/10

solid bond. casino royale is still my favorite of the craig era, but skyfall was still a super enjoyable time at the movies.

Rank of 2012: 5 out of 22
11:08 PM on 11/13/12 
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Le Havre - Aki Kaurismäki, 2011

Kaurismäki is able to tell his story with a delicate sweetness not often found in the arthouse but also not going overboard with it like so many other American films would. Allusions to the French Resistance in World War II and the camaraderie found in these forgotten towns makes the film much deeper than it might appear on the surface. Critics would argue that the protagonist is too wholly good to be realistic, but that is sort of the point.

Of Gods and Men - Xavier Beauvois, 2011

A story about monks in Algeria sounds like a grueling thing to sit through, but the outside tension in the countryside turmoil keeps things interesting throughout. Based on a true story, some may know the outcome long before it hits the rest of the audience, but it is the how and not the what that drives the narrative. The monks' selflessness draws parallels to Claire Denis' 2009 film White Material, where a similarly white protagonist refuses to leave a foreign war zone, although the reasons were far more self-serving. Both films are an examination of French paternalism as exhibited on their former colonies, and a question of who is to blame when these things go sour.
11:11 PM on 11/13/12 
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Might be worth giving Sherman's March a try, Spo. Not one of my favorites, but it definitely isn't your average doc.
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Anyone tryna hook me up with a list of awesome documentaries? Been on a kick recently. Loved American Movie, Iceman Confessions, Small Town Ecstasy etc. Moreso the following people around than the talking head type documentary
Thanks in advance

King Of Kong.
12:09 AM on 11/14/12 
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Ted-6.5

Third act saved the movie. Seth Macfarlane is capable of so much more when he is focused on story instead of gags.
01:32 AM on 11/14/12 
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Man With The Iron Fists - 7/10
05:19 AM on 11/14/12 
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Anyone tryna hook me up with a list of awesome documentaries? Been on a kick recently. Loved American Movie, Iceman Confessions, Small Town Ecstasy etc. Moreso the following people around than the talking head type documentary
Thanks in advance

You should track down some Louis Theroux documentaries. He's did a series called 'Weird Weekends' that was him basically spending a weekend or so in some strange company. So he spent time with Nazis, the WBC, Black Nationalists, Porn Stars, Professional wrestlers, swingers, mail-order brides etc. All sorts of crazy shit. They're always fascinating to watch.

This is a good 'un to start with.

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Much thanks to Stephen & Malcom:



Portrait d'une jeune fille de la fin des années 60 a Bruxelles - 10/10

Deceptively subtle and simple, it's a portrait of a young woman grappling with her self-imposed freedom, sexuality, and the tumults of modern life within the confines of a country that was a month away from tipping over into madness. However, even by neutering the inherent political genealogy, it's still such an absolutely overwhelming piece of work about formulating an identity out of such a despondent and unrefined frame of mind in such a callously sexual environment.

Chantal Akerman's films seriously resonate with me despite my gender. Even outside of exposing the "real issues" that women face either publicly or interiorly, the need to be recognized, accommodated and acknowledged in a world that appears to be leaving you behind, with people who appear wizened by experience or tragedy is something universal and personal.

I'll be thinking about this film for a very long time, I can tell.
06:23 AM on 11/14/12 
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Anyone tryna hook me up with a list of awesome documentaries? Been on a kick recently. Loved American Movie, Iceman Confessions, Small Town Ecstasy etc. Moreso the following people around than the talking head type documentary
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I recommend Don't You Forget About Me, a documentary about a group of filmmakers in search of John Hughes ...right before he passed away.
06:40 AM on 11/14/12 
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09:14 PM on 11/14/12 
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Live and Let Die is my favorite Bond (though I would never tell you it's the best), but I like the whole smirking, not-too-serious Moore era more than most.

I prefer Roger Moore to most of the other bonds
12:57 AM on 11/15/12 
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I agree with almost all of this, but: not really sure how you can lump Connery's and Moore's takes on Bond together, really.
Where would you rank Skyfall in terms of favorite Bond movies? I personally would put it as my fourth favorite.
01:02 AM on 11/15/12 
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Saw Bad Day at Black Rock. Thought it was seriously phenomenal. One of the all-time-great guy movies in my book. Which comes as no surprise, since I like just about everything I've seen from John Sturges. The slow, menacing build is something very few 50s movies that weren't made by Hitchcock got right and they nail it here. Plus, it's beautifully shot and just superbly acted from top to bottom.

Saw Sophie's Choice. I can see where people might peg it as a big pretentious in its retaining of flowery literary language in voice over, but the whole thing was just so poetic and emotionally evocative, that a few groaners didn't detract too much. Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol hold their own, but Streep is just towering in this performance. Every single note of her performance is perfect, and when we finally find out why she's so tortured now, it's just devastating, even if you already had it spoiled.

Saw Ossessione.I had high hopes, considering I love the other Visconti that I've seen (Rocco and His Brothers), but this one left me a little cold. While I get that more or less inventing neorealism did wonders for enhancing the seedy dirty setting of Postman Always Rings Twice, it also neuters the pulpy noir melodrama at its core. It results in a movie that can be a bit of a bore in spots. Leaves the whole thing a bit of a mixed bag for me.
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Where would you rank Skyfall in terms of favorite Bond movies? I personally would put it as my fourth favorite.

Favorite:
Live and Let Die > Skyfall > Casino Royale > From Russia with Love > The Spy Who Loved Me

What I think are the "best"?:

Skyfall > Casino Royale > From Russia with Love > Live and Let Die > Thunderball



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