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    Oscar Nominees: Best Picture “Belfast”...

    Oscar Nominees:
    Best Picture

    “Belfast”
    “CODA”
    “Don’t Look Up”
    “Drive My Car”
    “Dune”
    “King Richard”
    “Licorice Pizza”
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    4. 1940s - Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire (1947),...

    4. 1940s - Edward Dmytryk's Crossfire (1947), chronicling a detective's attempt to understand how a Jewish man was murdered. We know the culprit right away, and the script is working to build empathy...
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    2. 1920s - Eleven P.M. (Maurice, 1928). I haven't...

    2. 1920s - Eleven P.M. (Maurice, 1928). I haven't seen many African American silent films, and this one isn't perfect (it's more conceptual about doubles than it needs to be with actors playing...
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    1. Watch a movie from the year you were born. I...

    1. Watch a movie from the year you were born.
    I had an aborted attempt at Ann Hui's The Boat People back in late November, but this watch proved breathtaking. The first 20 minutes or so are setting...
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    Poll: There's some good analysis throughout this...

    There's some good analysis throughout this thread. For myself, I found the first hour and 10 minutes or so the most captivating, as the slow circle of characters and interactions kept revealing new...
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    Spent more of the year watching K-dramas than...

    Spent more of the year watching K-dramas than films, so this is the lowest number of films in forever. But:

    1. Quo Vadis, Aida
    2. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
    3. Minari
    4. First Cow
    5....
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    Watched Vivian Qu's Angels Wear White on the...

    Watched Vivian Qu's Angels Wear White on the Criterion Channel. Highly recommended for those who enjoy films like Jia's, where the villain (of sexual assault) is visible early and then you wait to...
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    Still one of the most emotional songs I've ever...

    Still one of the most emotional songs I've ever heard. This live version captures it so well.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56dv3XHUISY&ab_channel=%EC%98%A8%EC%8A%A4% ...
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    I've used the Criterion Channel to dig into some...

    I've used the Criterion Channel to dig into some 1970s films that I always glossed over in the past. Night Moves and The Taking of Pelham 123 were just delightfully gritty, willing to underscore...
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    Championship Spirited Away vs. Memento Losers...

    Championship
    Spirited Away vs. Memento

    Losers Bracket
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Wall-E
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    Spirited Away Memento

    Spirited Away
    Memento
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    No Country for Old Men vs. Spirited Away Eternal...

    No Country for Old Men vs. Spirited Away
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Before Sunset
    Memento vs. Children of Men
    Wall-E vs. Yi Yi

    I'm pretty comfortable suggesting that--for...
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    Waaaaaaaay back in 2008, I wrote the following...

    Waaaaaaaay back in 2008, I wrote the following for the non-administrative top 50. I stand by pretty much all of it, though some of the NGO talk would probably warrant greater coverage in how the...
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    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1 25th...

    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    25th Hour vs. Spirited Away
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Shaun of the Dead
    Mulholland Drive vs. Before Sunset - y'all be evil... these two...
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    No Country for Old Men vs. Requiem for a Dream...

    No Country for Old Men vs. Requiem for a Dream
    Dogtooth vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    25th Hour vs. Almost Famous
    Spirited Away vs. Punch-Drunk Love
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Finding Nemo...
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    Last minute sneaking in... No Country for Old...

    Last minute sneaking in...

    No Country for Old Men vs. Moon
    Brick vs. Requiem for a Dream
    Panís Labyrinth vs. Dogtooth
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 vs. Irreversible
    The Royal Tenenbaums vs. 25th Hour...
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    Sean Lock. This is so simple and yet I was in...

    Sean Lock. This is so simple and yet I was in absolute tears.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UGuPvrsG3E&t=192s&ab_channel=E4
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    Was surprised by the impact that Quo Vadis, Aida?...

    Was surprised by the impact that Quo Vadis, Aida? left on me. I'm familiar enough with the Bosnian War between Serbs and Muslims that some events with the United Nations weren't really a surprise,...
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    Do the Right Thing vs. Goodfellas The Shining...

    Do the Right Thing vs. Goodfellas
    The Shining vs. Pulp Fiction
    Aliens vs. Fargo
    Amadeus vs. Boogie Nights

    Would not have thought I'd lean into the 80s options over the 90s, but there it is...
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    E, I'm going to be traveling through Denver and...

    E, I'm going to be traveling through Denver and Boulder towards the end of next month. Vaccinated up and looking for interesting museums and restaurants that you'd recommend.

    I have Zoe Ma Ma and...
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights Goodfellas vs....

    Pulp Fiction vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Fargo
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    Poll: There's a level of ludicrousness that this type...

    There's a level of ludicrousness that this type of film needs to embrace. Unfortunately, the review that I see myself most in agreement is how the film gets bogged down once the leads have to learn...
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Princess Mononoke Terminator 2:...

    Pulp Fiction vs. Princess Mononoke
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs. Boogie Nights
    Goodfellas vs. Unforgiven
    Fargo vs. Ed Wood
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    Some of these are painful. Surprised about Matrix...

    Some of these are painful. Surprised about Matrix beating Hoop Dreams.

    Pulp Fiction vs. Schindler’s List
    Fight Club vs. Princess Mononoke
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs. Heat
    Boogie Nights vs....
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    Pulp Fiction vs. Saving Private Ryan Toy Story...

    Pulp Fiction vs. Saving Private Ryan
    Toy Story vs. Schindler’s List
    Fight Club vs. Leon: The Professional
    Lost Highway vs. Princess Mononoke
    The Silence of the Lambs vs. Terminator 2: Judgment...
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