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Jake Gittes

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  1. School of Rock (2003) - 7/10 *Before Sunset (2004) - 10/10 *Bullet in the Head (1990) - 7/10 *Monsieur Hire (1989) - 8/10
  2. The Bourne Identity 8/10 The Bourne Supremacy 7/10 The Bourne Ultimatum 8/10 Rewatched for the first time in 10 years. Deduct a star off each if you weren't obsessed with these movies in your early teens.
  3. Yeah I was left surprisingly cold by it too, though not quite that cold. Hope this doesn't discourage you from checking out The Young Girls of Rochefort though. That might be top 10 of all time for me.
  4. The Redux cut is worse though I guess if you want more of the ending you'll get it. But it adds almost nothing necessary or important.
  5. "Friendship" that is formed entirely on the white man's terms, don't forget.
  6. Surely this will only put the lesser-seen films at an even greater disadvantage than they're already at? Rewarding big #s of points with even more points works for summer game which is a test of knowledge but it really doesn't here, imo. It's just gonna turn this into much more of a popularity contest.
  7. idk. they listed 56 films, three times the size of a typical competition line-up (including three other animated films besides Soul). and that's not counting movies that were set to compete but opted for next year instead. maybe da 5 bloods just isn't there because it's not gonna be playing any other festivals or theaters and doesn't need the prestige boost for its netflix release.
  8. The Great McGinty (1940) - 7/10 bordering on 8 Arise, My Love (1940) - 8/10 Christmas in July (1940) - 8/10 *It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988) - 6/10 *Dazed and Confused (1993) - 10/10 *Before Sunrise (1995) - 10/10 *rewatch
  9. These are available on HBO Max it seems, for anyone who's subscribed or is planning to (I was going off this list). So are Yojimbo, Cleo from 5 to 7, La Strada, Z, Late Spring, Late Autumn, Tokyo Story, the Three Colors films, The 400 Blows, Autumn Sonata, Bicycle Thieves, In the Mood for Love, Seven Samurai out of the stuff that's already been listed/FYC'd here. Plus ofc the Ghibli movies.
  10. I am not a fan of the donkey movie but as far as Bresson goes I do recommend Diary of a Country Priest (particularly to all fans of First Reformed) and A Man Escaped (to anyone interested in a spartan, minimalist take on a prison-break movie). Those are both his best and most accessible imo.
  11. My favorite Bergman after Persona is Smiles of a Summer Night, almost certainly his least "Bergman" movie. It's funny, sexy and wise and I can't recommend it enough.
  12. CMBYN has to be over 90% English-language. Certified Copy is an interesting grey-area case though.
  13. Nostalgia and Keanu should provide a huge opening but the legs on this could go every which way given that a Wachowski is still at the wheel and they've never been interested in playing it safe. A lot of people here seem to just take it as a given that the audiences are gonna love this, which I find weird.
  14. finally got back into regular movie-watching after only seeing like 10 movies in April and first half of May. a week heavy on pre-Code, screwball and Barbara Stanwyck Night Nurse (1931) - 7/10 The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) - 8/10 Baby Face (1933) - 7/10 Hands Across the Table (1935) - 8/10 Easy Living (1937) - 8/10 Midnight (1939) - 8/10 (but really the first 75 mins a solid 9 and the last 20 a 6)
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