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  1. Poll: An effectively blunt instrument, which turns into...

    An effectively blunt instrument, which turns into something of a problem at this length and especially compared to the more artfully bleak 1930 version. The ending alone makes for a useful contrast,...
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    Great Andor finale, amazing first season.

    Great Andor finale, amazing first season.
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    1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 2. Mad...

    1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    3. Her (2013)
    4. Warrior (2011)
    5. Jurassic Park (1993)
    6. The Third Man (1949)
    7. Gladiator (2000)
    8. United 93 (2006)
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  4. Thread: Top 10 of 2022

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    1. In Front of Your Face 2. Decision to Leave...

    1. In Front of Your Face
    2. Decision to Leave
    3. Aftersun
    4. Turning Red
    5. RRR
    6. Top Gun: Maverick
    7. Three Thousand Years of Longing
    8. Everything Everywhere All at Once
    9. Marcel the...
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    Poll: Shakier the more it widens the scope, feeling...

    Shakier the more it widens the scope, feeling more random and inviting horror-movie questions that had been sidestepped at first by the initially narrow focus. It makes for a fun, at times very funny...
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    Poll: At this length, a traditional depiction of...

    At this length, a traditional depiction of downward spiral, however potentially tougher, would be more interesting, because as is this feels akin to treading 'round and 'round the same thin...
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    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema,...

    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century (Dana Stevens)
    2. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontė)
    3. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    4. The Little...
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    Poll: Magnificent style to spare with a purpose,...

    Magnificent style to spare with a purpose, getting us into the restless, tortured headspace of Park Hae-il's insomniac. His wooziness, from equal part dark neo-noir obsession and hopelessly...
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    Poll: Man, H20 somehow comes off better and better with...

    Man, H20 somehow comes off better and better with each release of Green's trilogy entry.

    Very interesting and change-of-pace concept for a slasher sequel/final entry, plus I love JLC being more...
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    Poll: Begins and ends strong, and its skewering,...

    Begins and ends strong, and its skewering, mean-streak satire sensibility is perceptive and delectable. I just find the middle stretch where it has to go into the drawing room mystery mode really...
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    Poll: Good action per usual from Leitch, but ever since...

    Good action per usual from Leitch, but ever since Deadpool 2 it seems like he can't help overload on maximalism a lot of the time -- here it works for action until the scale goes CGI-eyesore,...
  12. Thread: Top 10 of 2022

    by Peng
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    1. In Front of Your Face 2. Decision to Leave...

    1. In Front of Your Face
    2. Decision to Leave
    3. Turning Red
    4. RRR
    5. Top Gun: Maverick
    6. Three Thousand Years of Longing
    7. Everything Everywhere All at Once
    8. Great Freedom
    9. Apollo...
  13. Thread: Community

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    Poll: I've been mostly in for Luhrmann's style in his...

    I've been mostly in for Luhrmann's style in his past films, but this -- even more than others -- swings back and forth between exhilarating and exhausting with dizzying speed, the latter because this...
  15. Thread: Disney+

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    First two episodes of Andor are slow-burns, which...

    First two episodes of Andor are slow-burns, which I normally wouldn't mind much because you can feel Tony Gilory behind them, but they also feel a little too shapeless maybe? More than compensated...
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    Haven't seen a whole lot, but at the moment: ...

    Haven't seen a whole lot, but at the moment:

    1. Manhattan
    2. The Purple Rose of Cairo
    3. Radio Days
    4. Love and Death
    5. Annie Hall
    6. Match Point
    7. "Oedipus Wrecks" (New York Stories)
    8....
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    1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 2. Mad...

    1. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    3. Warrior (2011)4. Jurassic Park (1993)
    5. The Third Man (1949)
    6. Gladiator (2000)
    7. United 93 (2006)
    8. Scream (1996)
    9....
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    1. Till We Meet Again (1944) 2. Meshes of the...

    1. Till We Meet Again (1944)
    2. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
    3. The Train (1963)
    4. My Darling Clementine (1946)
    5. Rome, Open City (1945)
    6. Children of Paradise (1945)
    7. Late Spring (1949)...
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    At least it seems like it’s on his own term...

    At least it seems like it’s on his own term though:

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    "He wasn't sick, he was just exhausted. It was his decision and it was important for him that it be known.


    Jean-Luc...
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    Damien Chazelle's Babylon: ...

    Damien Chazelle's Babylon:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7HT83wkVss
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    Poll: Three films in and I find the quality of Peele's...

    Three films in and I find the quality of Peele's writing going in reverse with his direction, but the former is only like a slight downward slope while the latter feels rocketing up to more than...
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    Those last few seconds…

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    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema,...

    1. Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century (Dana Stevens)
    2. Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontė)
    3. Exhalation: Stories (Ted Chiang)
    4. The Little...
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    Loved it. Would have to do a full rewatch to be...

    Loved it. Would have to do a full rewatch to be sure, but this season is only second to Season 2 to me, and they're close.
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