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    1. First Cow (2019, dir. Kelly Reichardt)
    2. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, dir. King Hu)
    3. The Wolf House (2018, dirs. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León)
    4. Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977, dir. Marguerite Duras)
    5. Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2019, dir. Sky Hopinka)
    6. maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (2020, dir. Sky Hopinka)

    7. Zombi Child (2019, dir. Bertrand Bonello)
    8. 7-7-94 For my babe (2018, dir. Paige Taul)
    9. La Soufrière (1977, dir. Werner Herzog)
    10. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974, dir. Werner Herzog)
    Giving up in 2020. Who cares.

    maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka) ***½
    Without Remorse (Stefano Sollima) *½
    The Marksman (Robert Lorenz) **
    Beckett (Ferdinando Cito Filomarino) *½
    Night Hunter (David Raymond) *

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    1. Climax (2018) - 74
    2. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) - 74
    3. More than Family (2020) - 74
    4. The New Centurions (1972)- 70
    5. The Girl Without Hands (2016)- 70

    6. Move the Grave (2019) - 70
    7. No Sudden Move (2021) - 70
    8. Underground (1941) - 69
    9. Wet Woman in the Wind (2016) - 68
    10. Honey Boy (2019) - 68
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

    Run
    (2020) 64
    The Whistlers
    (2019
    ) 55
    Pawn (2020) 62
    Matilda (1996) 37
    The Town that Dreaded Sundown
    (1976) 61
    Moby Dick (2011) 50

    Soul
    (2020) 64

    Heroic Duo
    (2003) 55
    A Moment of Romance (1990) 61
    As Tears Go By (1988) 65

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    Movie Log 2021

    Out of 163 movies so far

    1. The Master (2012, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    2. The House of Games (1987, Tubi TV)
    3. I Am Not Your Negro (2016, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    4. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971, Criterion DVD)
    5. Brokeback Mountain (2005, Peacock)
    6. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011, Netflix Instant Viewing)
    7. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003, Tubi)
    8. The Apartment (1960, Tubi)
    9. A Bullet For The General (1966, Tubi)
    10. Train To Busan (2016, Shudder)
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    And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
    And everybody puttin' everybody else down
    And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

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    1.) Leave Her to Heaven (1945 / Stahl)
    2.) The Uninvited (1944 / Allen)
    3.) Little Monsters (2019 / Forsythe)
    4.) The Nice Guys (2016 / Black)
    5.) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019 / Tarantino)
    6.) Mandy (2018 / Cosmatos)
    7.) Nighthawks (1981 / Malmuth)
    8.) Possessor (2020 / Cronenberg)
    9.) Shin Godzilla (2016 / Anno & Higuchi)
    10.) Archenemy (2020 / Mortimer)

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    Jack's Back added at spot 52
    Hell Fest added at spot 54
    One Missed Call added at spot 30

    Added Possessor at spot 8, which bumped all of the above down by 1.
    Last edited by megladon8; 09-13-2021 at 08:57 PM.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    1. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Don Hertzfeldt)
    2. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson)
    3. Uncut Gems (2019, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie)
    4. Another Round (2020, Thomas Vinterberg)
    5. The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
    6. Alice in the Cities (1974, Wim Wenders)
    7. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
    8. 63 Up (2019, Michael Apted)
    9. War and Peace (1965, Sergey Bondarchuk)
    10. Tiger Bay (1959, J. Lee Thompson)
    Last Excellent Movie Seen For the Very First Time:
    Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell)
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    1. Akira (1988)
    2. Still Walking (2008)
    3. Imitation of Life (1959)
    4. Hobson's Choice (1954)
    5. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
    6. Pather Panchali (1955)
    7. A Man Escaped (1956)
    8. The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)
    9. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
    10. The Court Jester (1955)
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    1. Heaven's Gate (Cimino, 1980)
    2. Shin Godzilla (Anno, 2016)
    3. Wolfwalkers (Moore / Stewart, 2020)
    4. Thief (Mann, 1981)
    5. Paper Moon (Bogdanovich, 1973)
    6. The Verdict (Lumet, 1982)
    7. Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
    8. In the Heights (Chu, 2021)
    9. The Train (Frankenheimer, 1964)
    10. Judas and the Black Messiah (King, 2021)
    last four:
    black widow - 8
    zero dark thirty - 9
    the muse - 7
    freaky - 7

    now reading:
    lonesome dove - larry mcmurtry

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    1.) Leave Her to Heaven (1945 / Stahl)
    2.) The Uninvited (1944 / Allen)
    3.) The Fly (1986 / Cronenberg)
    4.) Little Monsters (2019 / Forsythe)
    5.) The Nice Guys (2016 / Black)
    6.) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019 / Tarantino)
    7.) Mandy (2018 / Cosmatos)
    8.) Nighthawks (1981 / Malmuth)
    9.) Possessor (2020 / Cronenberg)
    10.) Shin Godzilla (2016 / Anno & Higuchi)

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    The Fly added at spot 3.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    1. First Cow (2019, dir. Kelly Reichardt)
    2. The Fate of Lee Khan (1973, dir. King Hu)
    3. The Wolf House (2018, dirs. Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León)
    4. Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977, dir. Marguerite Duras)
    5. Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2019, dir. Sky Hopinka)
    6. maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (2020, dir. Sky Hopinka)
    7. Zombi Child (2019, dir. Bertrand Bonello)
    8. Scenes with Beans (1976, dir. Ottó Foky)
    9. 7-7-94 For my babe (2018, dir. Paige Taul)
    10. La Soufrière (1977, dir. Werner Herzog)
    Giving up in 2020. Who cares.

    maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (Sky Hopinka) ***½
    Without Remorse (Stefano Sollima) *½
    The Marksman (Robert Lorenz) **
    Beckett (Ferdinando Cito Filomarino) *½
    Night Hunter (David Raymond) *

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    1. The Apartment (Wilder, 1960) - ***½
    2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007) - ***½
    3. Amour (Haneke, 2012) - ***½
    4. The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2012) - ***½
    5. The Driver (Hill, 1978) - ***½
    6. Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990) - ***½
    7. Crossroads (Hill, 1986) - ***½
    8. Ace in the Hole (Wilder, 1951) - ***½
    9. Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder, 1957) - ***½
    10. Five Graves to Cairo (Wilder, 1943) - ***½

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    One of these days you will see a **** film, StanleyK. Keep believing.

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    1. Heaven's Gate (Cimino, 1980)
    2. Shin Godzilla (Anno, 2016)
    3. Wolfwalkers (Moore / Stewart, 2020)
    4. Thief (Mann, 1981)
    5. Paper Moon (Bogdanovich, 1973)
    6. The Verdict (Lumet, 1982)
    7. Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
    8. Titane (Ducournau, 2021)
    9. In the Heights (Chu, 2021)
    10. The Train (Frankenheimer, 1964)
    last four:
    black widow - 8
    zero dark thirty - 9
    the muse - 7
    freaky - 7

    now reading:
    lonesome dove - larry mcmurtry

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    The Harrison Marathon - A Podcast About Harrison Ford

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    One of these days you will see a **** film, StanleyK. Keep believing.
    I reserve a 4 star rating to films I've seen at least twice. The top 5 in my list are movies that I feel have the potential to become favorites, but I'll hold that call until I watch them again.

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    Quote Quoting StanleyK (view post)
    I reserve a 4 star rating to films I've seen at least twice. The top 5 in my list are movies that I feel have the potential to become favorites, but I'll hold that call until I watch them again.
    Understood. Do you have an account on Letterboxd?

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    Quote Quoting Idioteque Stalker (view post)
    Understood. Do you have an account on Letterboxd?
    I don't.

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    1. Malcolm X
    2. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
    3. The Ascent
    4. Maurice
    5. Memories
    6. A Moment of Innocence
    7. Harlan County U.S.A.
    8. The Player
    9. Ninja Scroll
    10. Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

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    1. The Apartment (Wilder, 1960) - ***½
    2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007) - ***½
    3. Amour (Haneke, 2012) - ***½
    4. The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2012) - ***½
    5. The Driver (Hill, 1978) - ***½
    6. Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990) - ***½
    7. Crossroads (Hill, 1986) - ***½
    8. Ace in the Hole (Wilder, 1951) - ***½
    9. Witness for the Prosecution (Wilder, 1957) - ***½
    10. Five Graves to Cairo (Wilder, 1943) - ***½

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    1. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Don Hertzfeldt)
    2. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson)
    3. Uncut Gems (2019, Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie)
    4. Another Round (2020, Thomas Vinterberg)
    5. Blue Collar (1978, Paul Schrader)
    6. Too Late Blues (1961, John Cassavetes)

    7. The Crowd (1928, King Vidor)
    8. Alice in the Cities (1974, Wim Wenders)
    9. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
    10. Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell)
    Last Excellent Movie Seen For the Very First Time:
    Streetwise (1984, Martin Bell)
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