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Jake Gittes

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  1. Agreed, none of those have any business being on a top 200 movies of all time list.
  2. I mean I sympathize but I don't think Police Story has a broadly acknowledged All-Time Great Masterpiece You Have To See status. There isn't much of an incentive for people who aren't action junkies to seek it out.
  3. @lorddemaxus Come on BOT. Join us. Let's make a run for top 100 next time
  4. Yeah, and Midnight fell more than 100 spots from 2018. Guess among the couple dozen people who participated then but not now we may have lost some fans of these movies. The point structure is also so tight that it's a real fight for a lot of movies to take and keep their positions.
  5. Gotta start somewhere. Watch this delightful classic musical, people! (And I'm happy to hear you didn't just like it, but top-100 liked it).
  6. 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Heat 3. Once Upon a Time in the West 4. Goodfellas 5. Barry Lyndon 6. Dazed and Confused 7. Only Angels Have Wings 8. The Dead 9. Harakiri 10. The Young Girls of Rochefort 11. A Star Is Born (1954) 12. Dog Day Afternoon 13. Stop Making Sense 14. Chinatown 15. Margaret 16. Before Sunrise 17. Before Sunset 18. Reservoir Dogs 19. Avalon (1990) 20. Vertigo 21. Cabaret 22. The Shining 23. The Apartment 24. Mulholland Drive 25. Man with a Movie Camera 26. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 27. Glengarry Glen Ross 28. Apocalypse Now 29. Days of Heaven 30. Fargo 31. Raiders of the Lost Ark 32. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 33. The Forbidden Room 34. Mad Max: Fury Road 35. Memento 36. Topsy-Turvy 37. The Third Man 38. Heavenly Creatures 39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 40. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 41. Eyes Wide Shut 42. A Serious Man 43. Nashville 44. Zodiac 45. Jaws 46. Sunrise 47. Fight Club 48. Dr. Strangelove 49. Call Me by Your Name 50. The Empire Strikes Back 51. Diner 52. The Pirate 53. Friday Night 54. Sherlock, Jr. 55. Star Wars 56. Seven 57. Taxi Driver 58. My Winnipeg 59. Lawrence of Arabia 60. There Will Be Blood 61. Jackie Brown 62. Before Midnight 63. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 64. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 65. The Incredibles 66. Modern Times 67. Rear Window 68. Persona 69. Touch of Evil 70. Do the Right Thing 71. Aliens 72. The Fly 73. Toy Story 74. Gun Crazy 75. The Duellists 76. Brief Encounter 77. The Wild Bunch 78. This Is Spinal Tap 79. The King of Comedy 80. The Blair Witch Project 81. The Florida Project 82. The Conformist 83. Odd Man Out 84. In the Loop 85. Irreversible 86. Alien 87. The Night of the Hunter 88. The Purple Rose of Cairo 89. Once Upon a Time in America 90. The Witch: A New-England Folktale 91. My Friend Ivan Lapshin 92. Memories of Murder 93. Letter Never Sent 94. The Immigrant 95. Blue Collar 96. Brick 97. Frances Ha 98. Inglourious Basterds 99. The Wolf of Wall Street 100. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  7. The Three Caballeros (1944) - 7/10. In which Donald Duck gets uncontrollably horny for live-action Latin American women who keep ignoring, rejecting and mocking him, resulting in his whole world going from normal to surreal psychedelic sugar-rush crazyland. A surprisingly relatable quarantine movie. Most of the back half really is fucking insane and kinda glorious, modern-day Disney obviously could never. Rewatches for the all-time list Dr. Strangelove (1964) - 9/10 Casablanca (1942) - 9/10 The Innocents (1961) - 9/10 Man with a Movie Camera (1929) - 10/10 Heat (1995) - 10/10 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - 10/10
  8. Glad you dug it. I can see that re: the romance which does require a little going along with, personally I fully believe that she'd become smitten with him whereas on his part you pretty much have to read emerging feelings into small details and gestures (his appreciation of her professionalism at the piano, openness in their subsequent talk over drinks, etc) and buy that he's trying to suppress them under the stoic exterior until he finally can't. And yeah Kid is the best. Probably my favorite character here which is no small feat with this ensemble. The first time I watched this, I loved being in the company of these people so much that I then rewatched it again two more nights in a row. So far it's the only film to make me do that as an adult (so in the past 8-9 years).
  9. RIP maestro. Put this on to pay respects the next time you're getting some. What a career. Given the sheer volume of his filmography, I'm looking forward to discovering more gems from him (and hearing familiar ones again) for... as long as I watch movies, really.
  10. yes. those lists get copied from previous years and are meant to give a reminder to established posters, not to limit participation.
  11. Fine 1. Harakiri (1962, Japan) 2. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, France) 3. Man with a Movie Camera (1929, Soviet Union) 4. Friday Night (2002, France) 5. The Conformist (1970, Italy) 6. My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985, Soviet Union) 7. Persona (1966, Sweden) 8. Irreversible (2002, France) 9. Letter Never Sent (1960, Soviet Union) 10. Memories of Murder (2003, South Korea) 11. Toute une nuit (1982, Belgium/France) 12. Chapiteau-show (2011, Russia) 13. Day of Wrath (1943, Denmark) 14. Black Book (2006, Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/UK) 15. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Japan) 16. High and Low (1963, Japan) 17. Diabolique (1955, France) 18. Army of Shadows (1969, France) 19. Andrei Rublev (1966, Soviet Union) 20. Pierrot le Fou (1965, France) 21. Trial on the Road (1971, Soviet Union) 22. Twenty Days Without War (1977, Soviet Union) 23. Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong) 24. The Saragossa Manuscript (1965, Poland) 25. A Summer at Grandpa’s (1984, Taiwan) 26. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Sweden) 27. Ordet (1955, Denmark) 28. A Man Escaped (1956, France) 29. Heal the Living (2016, France/Belgium) 30. Drug War (2012, China) 31. Turning Gate (2002, South Korea) 32. Maskerade (1934, Austria) 33. Pola X (1999, France) 34. Bus 174 (2002, Brazil) 35. Dust (2005, Russia) 36. Bed and Sofa (1927, Soviet Union) 37. Dog Days (2001, Austria) 38. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, France) 39. Monsieur Hire (1989, France) 40. The Cranes Are Flying (1957, Soviet Union) 41. La Dolce Vita (1960, Italy) 42. Barbara (2012, Germany) 43. Daisies (1966, Czechoslovakia) 44. Paper Soldier (2008, Russia) 45. An Autumn Marathon (1979, Soviet Union) 46. Winter Light (1963, Sweden) 47. Assa (1988, Soviet Union) 48. Touchez pas au grisbi (1954, France) 49. Everybody’s Woman (1934, Italy) 50. Alice in the Cities (1974, West Germany) 51. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Iran) 52. One Hundred Days After Childhood (1975, Soviet Union) 53. Autumn Sonata (1978, Sweden) 54. Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962, France) 55. Diary of a Country Priest (1951, France) 56. Hard-Boiled (1992, Hong Kong) 57. Cold Water (1994, France) 58. Like Someone in Love (2012, Japan/France) 59. Band of Outsiders (1964, France) 60. The Rules of the Game (1939, France) 61. Elle (2016, France/Germany) 62. Dogtooth (2009, Greece) 63. Leila (1997, Iran) 64. Stray Dog (1949, Japan) 65. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991, France) 66. In the Mood for Love (2000, Hong Kong) 67. Wings (1966, Soviet Union) 68. Eyes Without a Face (1960, France) 69. Miss Bala (2011, Mexico) 70. House of Pleasures (2011, France) 71. The Seventh Seal (1957, Sweden) 72. The 400 Blows (1959, France) 73. The Demons (2015, Canada) 74. Paradise: Faith (2012, Austria) 75. The Dance of Reality (2013, Chile) 76. We Are the Best! (2013, Sweden) 77. Ivan the Terrible (1944, Soviet Union) 78. Fellow Citizen (1983, Iran) 79. Show Me Love (1998, Sweden) 80. Elevator to the Gallows (1958, France) 81. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988, Spain) 82. A Separation (2011, Iran) 83. Brother (1997, Russia) 84. Summer Interlude (1951, Sweden) 85. Pusher 3: I’m the Angel of Death (2005, Denmark) 86. Journey to the West (2014, France/Taiwan) 87. The Raid (2011, Indonesia) 88. The Triplets of Belleville (2003, France) 89. Black Sabbath (1963, Italy) 90. Breathless (1960, France) 91. Brief Encounters (1967, Soviet Union) 92. A Long Goodbye (1971, Soviet Union) 93. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (2011, China) 94. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996, Serbia) 95. 4 Days in France (2016, France) 96. A Single Girl (1995, France) 97. Beauty and the Beast (1978, Czechoslovakia) 98. Tu dors Nicole (2014, Canada) 99. Nocturama (2016, France) 100. I Stand Alone (1998, France)
  12. Disney could do untold amounts of good if they kept Touchstone going and committed to both funding and selling grown-up movies. They're absolutely responsible for their perpetually endangered status.
  13. past two weeks. more rewatches M (1931) - 7/10 (10/10 to the first and last 15 minutes though) Last Year in Marienbad (1961) - Last Year in Marienbad/10 Underground (1995) - 7/10 Stromboli (1950) - 6/10 Five Easy Pieces (1970) - 9/10 (8 if you weren't obsessed with it at a tender age) A Woman is a Woman (1961) - 7/10 Pierrot le Fou (1965) - 8/10 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - 10/10
  14. Guest starring TV queen Carrie Coon in a great rol... oh wait
  15. It's a voice that says "Just do whatever". In seriousness, I wouldn't call it coherent either. Coherent in overall safely businesslike attitude to things, maybe. But that same attitude means that in terms of e.g. worldbuilding, politics, etc. the movies will often leave questions unanswered and/or brush any previous developments under the rug when it's convenient, knowing perfectly well the audience won't give a shit as long as enough snarky quips get fired off in front of CG backgrounds.
  16. Ah yes how could we forget all those iconic, rich villain roles that were so beautifully tailored to the talents of Mads Mikkelsen, Jude Law, Guy Pearce, Christopher Eccleston, Daniel Bruhl, Corey Stoll, Lee Pace...
  17. Yeah, make a collection of huge budget network TV episodes that play in theaters.
  18. I think if you've got vision enough to make the next Blood Simple, you should have the ability to make it without studio or government help. The Coens didn't become the Coens by being cultural go-with-the-flow types, and good twisty genre stories never go out of style. Hell, if you're savvy enough you can probably sell Blood Simple to that culture minister of yours by pitching it as a movie about how stupid and prone to needlessly wreaking havoc white people are. Beyond that, I don't see how that government funding situation concerns Hollywood and its own system. I think a far bigger and more universal problem with movies today is their ever-growing contentification, with great, idiosyncratic work - made by all kinds of people - getting pushed closer and closer to the margins. But it still gets made and recognized, and it's not like this is remotely a new problem either. And the 2010s brought us (beyond Chazelle) the Safdies, Eggers, Lanthimos, Bonello, Peele, Granik, Jenkins, Gerwig, Aster, Sean Baker, Mike Mills, Jennifer Kent, David Robert Mitchell... sure, not a crop that made as much mainstream impact as the '90s one (which, again, has a lot to do with a lack of industry support and thus visibility), but strong enough if you were a cinephile coming of age in the past decade. Besides, all those filmmakers you mention are still active and relevant and true to themselves (whereas e.g. out of the big '70s directors, arguably only Scorsese and Spielberg still consistently produced major work in the '90s), so there's no real urge for anyone to take their place.
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