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  1. Yeah; the only other one that comes close that I...

    Yeah; the only other one that comes close that I can think of would be the literal match cut (heh) from LoA:

    https://i.ibb.co/r2XxWNQ/giphy.gif
  2. Well, while I obviously can't agree with you on...

    Well, while I obviously can't agree with you on your overall opinion of 2001, I still respect it for being a fair bit of feedback. At any rate, hopefully you'll enjoy some of my later choices in this...
  3. There was no dismissal of old-school Sci-Fi...

    There was no dismissal of old-school Sci-Fi literature in that write-up (it'd be news to me if there was, considering the fact that I grew up reading Asimov, and still love him to this day); again,...
  4. ; ) But, all kidding aside, I feel a lot of your...

    ; ) But, all kidding aside, I feel a lot of your points are based off of misunderstandings of what I've written here, so just to bullet point my responses to try to end this as quickly as possible......
  5. "Cal..." "I farted too." BTW Skitch, what'd...

    "Cal..."

    "I farted too."

    BTW Skitch, what'd you think of my inaugural write-up?
  6. Thanks trans (and skitch & Duke as well); I...

    Thanks trans (and skitch & Duke as well); I remember you saying something about not being a huge fan of 2001 somewhere, but hopefully you can at least enjoy what I wrote about it here anyway ;)
  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, '68)

    https://i.ibb.co/Gx22hj4/ap-18088051732478-wide-ddbceeba97880efbd8f7faa6add7b27583350955.jpg

    Deconstructed genre: Science-Fiction

    Historical background: While Sci-Fi movies have existed in the...
  8. Stu Presents, Genre Deconstruction In Film: A Crash Course!

    The concept of genre in film can be a comforting one, helping us to both prepare our expectations before we start a film, as well as to better process what we experience as we watch (so, say, we're...
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    Me too, especially the original, Fox-era version...

    Me too, especially the original, Fox-era version of it, which was not only (almost) as funny The Simpsons was in that show's prime, but also wasn't afraid to carve out its own distinct identity with...
  10. I watched The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the...

    I watched The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the first time recently, for my one token Horror watch for October (after the month had already ended, heh), and besides the film's tone-deaf attempts at...
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    He was quite good at it it in Face/Off, too,...

    He was quite good at it it in Face/Off, too, really leaning into the gleeful sadism of Castor Troy's personality; I remember talking with a friend about Travolta a long time ago, and how (at the...
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    While I felt that the lighthouse sequence in...

    While I felt that the lighthouse sequence in Annihilation somewhat overshadowed the rest of the film (as its use of periodic creature attacks to punctuate events made it feel a bit more formulaic by...
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    Face/Off (Woo, '97)

    https://i.ibb.co/wQQMqnR/face-off.webp

    To catch him, he must

    become him.

    It's a sad, old, familiar tale; a foreign director starts their career off strong by taking advantage of the...
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    Of course giving directors more artistic freedom...

    Of course giving directors more artistic freedom in general doesn't automatically result in better movies, that goes without saying (which is why I didn't say it, heh). Part of the equation relies on...
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    It's interesting that you single out that shot...

    It's interesting that you single out that shot for criticism, since, even speaking as someone who's never loved Taxi Driver as much as the general consensus,​ I've still always felt that that scene...
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    Hey now, I'm 32, and I absolutely disagree with...

    Hey now, I'm 32, and I absolutely disagree with Duke here, so don't lump all of us in the same category as him ; ) At any rate, concerns about grainy cinematography aside (which I feel lends an...
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    Inception (Nolan, 2010)

    https://i.ibb.co/sJdBKHX/intro-1588270731.jpg


    Your mind is the scene of the crime.


    About every decade or so, a new, iconic sci-fi/actioner seems to be come out and completely capture the...
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    Oldboy (Park, '03)

    https://i.ibb.co/qskKr5N/4GZMv19.png


    Laugh, and the world laughs with you...

    weep, and you weep alone.


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    While Arrival...

    While Arrival is the favorite Villeneuve I’ve watched to date, I still warmed up to 2049 as a fairly close runner-up when I rewatched it at home, as the (minor) issues with its tone, length, and...
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    Are you sure? He just messaged me to say that his...

    Are you sure? He just messaged me to say that his registeration had been rejected because it didn't meet the "membership requirements"; I told him to double-check it, but he may need to try again,...
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    There should be a user named "Popcorn Reviews"...

    There should be a user named "Popcorn Reviews" (or something similar to that, since he said he'll have to shorten it to work here) who's trying to register. Also, a number of people (me included)...
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    I just hastily edited my e-mail address into my...

    I just hastily edited my e-mail address into my signature there, so hopefully other people will see it, and get in touch with me that way once the forum's gone. Still, though... WHAT THE FUCK EPI,...
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    Since this forum's been talking about Zodiac a...

    Since this forum's been talking about Zodiac a lot lately, I figured I'd throw my two cents in on it by sharing my review:


    https://i.imgur.com/ODPvGoz.jpg


    There's more than one way to lose...
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    I dunno, I think that Kubrick's rep as a cold,...

    I dunno, I think that Kubrick's rep as a cold, emotion-less sort of director has been kind of overblown over the years. I mean, I kind of get it, since 2001 is one of his most iconic works, but I...
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    Surprised to see this make your list, Zac,...

    Surprised to see this make your list, Zac, considering that the last time I saw you talk about it, you were singing a much different tune. :D In all seriousness though, I am really happy to see Drive...
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