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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento - (rewatchability)
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E - (haven't seen all of a Serious Man)
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi

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    Skitch and I need to have a viewing party - we've nearly voted the same starting in round 1.
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    Skitch and I need to have a viewing party - we've nearly voted the same starting in round 1.
    Burn all the Yi Yi deniers.

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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
    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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    No Country for Old Men > Kill Bill, Vol. 1. A good (if pretentious) movie vs. some good scenes.

    25th Hour > Spirited Away. This is really comparing apples and oranges here. Both are great in completely different ways, but Lee's film seems to me the more inexhaustible of the two, which is to say that I suspect it still has new things to reveal to me that would justify watching it again.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Shaun of the Dead

    Mulholland Drive > Before Sunset. Tough call, but of the two, Lynch's film is more the innovative, tightly structured, and inexhaustible. Actually maybe it's not such a tough call, although I still love Linklater's film.

    There Will Be Blood > Memento. I'd watch Anderson's film again.

    Children of Men > Zodiac. A toss-up between two movies I'm less than enthralled with. Of the two, Cuarón's seems to me the more disciplined.

    A Serious Man > Wall-E. I've seen the Coens' film four times and would watch it again; I've seen Wall-E once and have no desire to see it again.

    Yi Yi > Inglourious Basterds. In addition to its other virtues, Yang's film doesn't make me feel dirty for watching it.
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    Doing the Baby Doll thing....

    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    -Anton Chigurh would kill Bill.

    25th Hour vs. Spirited Away
    -26 hours on drugs

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Shaun of the Dead
    -This mind remembers little to nothing of Shaun

    Mulholland Drive vs. Before Sunset
    -Before Sunset, more like before drinking one of the finest espressos in the world.
    HELP MEEEEEE

    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    -WOULD DRINK GUY PEARCE'S MILKSHAKE.

    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    -Zodiac Killer would've just gotten high with Michael Caine.

    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    -Actually forgot what I voted on here.

    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
    -Nay nay... couldn't vote

    Nosferatu (1922) - ** 1/2
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    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 Drivevs. Before Sunset
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi (can't vote)

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    I abstain from this round. MC stinks.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I abstain from this round. MC stinks.
    The three actual best movies of the 2000s are still alive, so that's a bonus (though one won't be there in the next round because of the match ups). But the next-best three are missing: Oldboy, Battle Royale, and In the Mood for Love..... MC anti-Asian cinema confirmed? (/s)
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    MC anti-Asian cinema confirmed? (/s)
    Don't lump me in there.

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    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    25th Hour vs. Spirited Away
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men

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    Yi Yi > Inglourious Basterds. In addition to its other virtues, Yang's film doesn't make me feel dirty for watching it.
    Huh?

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    RIP In the Mood for Love. That's one swift kick in the balls for such an elegant movie.

    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    25th Hour vs. Spirited Away (25th Hour still in the competition, aye?)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Shaun of the Dead
    Mulholland Drive vs. Before Sunset (well, this just sucks, but I guess I really am a softy)
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglorious Bastards vs. Yi Yi

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    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    -Anton Chigurh would kill Bill.
    :-) This works on several levels and may just win the comments for this round.

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    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento - (rewatchability)
    Rewatchability. I think this is it! The first time I watched Memento it was mind-blowing. The second time, utterly satisfying. The third time the structure was cool, but I was able to just appreciate the film aside from its structure-- the superb performance by Guy Pierce, the bang-on noir mise en scene, the moments of genuine heartbreak, while still having a thread of humor running throughout. The forth time, the structure became a distraction. Same with the fifth and sixth. After a few viewings, the structure becomes a parlor trick that obscures the qualities of the film.
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    Films out of *****

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things - ***
    Suicide Squad - ***.5
    Still Walking - ***.5

    TV out of *****

    Succession Season 1: ***.5
    The White Lotus: ***
    The Chair: **.5

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    Quote Quoting StuSmallz (view post)
    Huh?
    In terms of filmmaking craft, Inglourious Basterds may be the best film Tarantino has ever made, but both times I've seen it, I start to feel slightly nauseous in the last forty minutes because all that craft has been placed in the service of a rather simplistic agenda: namely, to get the spectator to root for the brutalization and murder of Nazis. Tarantino appears to regard his audience as a mob howling for blood, and the film uses the historical crimes of fascism simply as a pretext for giving it to them (much as he would subsequently use the horrors of slavery in Django Unchained and the crimes of the Manson family in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, both less accomplished films). In other words, notwithstanding the fact that Melanie Laurent is obviously no Romy Schneider, Tarantino has put all of his considerable craft and technique into making the best possible version of Le Vieux fusil.
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    Quote Quoting quido8_5 (view post)
    Rewatchability. I think this is it! The first time I watched Memento it was mind-blowing. The second time, utterly satisfying. The third time the structure was cool, but I was able to just appreciate the film aside from its structure-- the superb performance by Guy Pierce, the bang-on noir mise en scene, the moments of genuine heartbreak, while still having a thread of humor running throughout. The forth time, the structure became a distraction. Same with the fifth and sixth. After a few viewings, the structure becomes a parlor trick that obscures the qualities of the film.
    Agreed. There is also the element of how sad the story is. Sure, TWBB isn't a happy go fun time either, but being presented in a linear story arc/journey makes it easier to revisit every few years whereas the parlor trick of Momento takes away from rewatchability. Not that rewatchability is the most important key to whether a film is good or not, but when you know whats coming it can detract from revisiting. Not always...I've seen The Sixth Sense maybe twice...and Fight Club dozens of times.

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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
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    No Country for Old Men vs. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind vs. Shaun of the Dead
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E

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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Prisoners of the Ghostland (Sono, 2021) 1.5
    The Italian Job (Collinson, 1969) 4.5
    The Card Counter (Schrader, 2021) 3.5
    Bottle Rocket (Anderson, 1996) 2.5
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    The three actual best movies of the 2000s are still alive, so that's a bonus
    Yeh but they won't survive. So F this.
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    So sad to see Zodiac fall to another one of Cuaron's flashy technical exercises in nothingness.
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    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
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
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    Us (J. Peele, 2019) ☆
    Archer, S12 (A. Reed, 2021) ☆
    Infinity Train, Book 1: The Perennial Child (O. Dennis, 2019)
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S8 (D. Goor/M. Schur, 2021) ☆
    Spielberg (S. Lacy, 2017) ☆
    Central Park, S2a (J. Gad/L. Bouchard/N. Smith, 2021) ☆
    Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 (C. Palmer, 2021) ☆
    Central Park, S1 (J. Gad/L. Bouchard/N. Smith, 2020) ☆
    Vivo (K. DeMicco/B. Jeffords, 2021) ☆
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    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 and ITMFL are probably my 3 favorites of this decade.
    There Will Be Blood vs. Memento
    Zodiac vs. Children of Men
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Inglourious Basterds vs. Yi Yi
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    25th Hour vs. Spirited Away
    A Serious Man vs. Wall-E
    Who even are you?!


    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Yeh but they won't survive. So F this.
    Only one movie survives. Best not to get too emotionally attached.
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