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    Top 10 of 2021

    Just realized we have two months left in the year without this annual thread yet!
    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. Luca
    2. Pig
    3. Dune: Part One
    4. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
    5. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
    6. The Green Knight
    7. Judas and the Black Messiah
    8. Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
    9. The Suicide Squad
    10. Ema
    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. In & of Itself
    2-10. Other movies.

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    Will certainly be a confusing year to do this, with movies like Judas & Black Messiah, The Father, and some others that came out as late as March being "2020 Movies" for oscar, but even Oscars pushed their release date back.

    A Love Song - ***
    The Lost Daughter - *** 1/2
    The Humans - * 1/2


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    Titane, Dune, and Judas and the Black Messiah are the only movies I've liked this year. Award season better hit hard.

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    U.S. Theatrical Releases

    Spicy
    Duelle (une quarantine) (Jacques Rivette)
    Ema (Pablo Larraín)


    Warm
    About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
    To the Ends of the Earth (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)


    Cold
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakstan (Jason Woliner)

    Premiers

    Cold
    Love in the Time of Corona (Mark Rappaport)
    Operation Varsity Blues (Chris Smith)
    Just because...
    Calle mayor (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956) warm
    The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969) mild
    Priest of Darkness (Yamanaka Sadao, 1936) mild

    The last book I read was...
    My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk


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    Ema (Pablo Larraín)
    !!!

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    Glad you loved Ema, it’s such a transfixing film.

    Isn’t the US theatrical release of To the Ends of the Earth in 2020 though?
    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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    Isn’t the US theatrical release of To the Ends of the Earth in 2020 though?
    I'm going by Mike D'Angelo's list of NYC releases, which has it for 2021.
    Just because...
    Calle mayor (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956) warm
    The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969) mild
    Priest of Darkness (Yamanaka Sadao, 1936) mild

    The last book I read was...
    My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk


    The (New) World

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    Remaining to see:

    MUST SEE:
    Licorice Pizza
    Nightmare Alley
    Matrix Revolutions
    Tragedy of Macbeth
    French Dispatch
    Candyman

    Should see, will attempt:
    Worst Person in the World
    King Richard
    Being the Ricardos
    Benedetta
    Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Belfast
    Drive My Car
    Cruella (need to finish)
    Night House
    The Humans
    The Lost Daughter

    Not for me, but highly esteemed or will be:
    West Side Story
    House of Gucci
    Mass
    tick tick... BOOM
    Eternals
    Eyes of Tammy Faye
    The Souvenir Part II

    Likely trash, but will see anyway:
    Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    Missed it... will be lucky if I get to it:
    Halloween Kills
    Shang-Chi

    A Love Song - ***
    The Lost Daughter - *** 1/2
    The Humans - * 1/2


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    U.S. Theatrical Releases

    Spicy
    Duelle (une quarantine) (Jacques Rivette)
    Ema (Pablo Larraín)


    Warm
    About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson)
    To the Ends of the Earth (Kurosawa Kiyoshi)


    Mild
    Tout est pardonné (Mia Hansen-Løve)

    Cold
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakstan (Jason Woliner)

    Frozen
    Titane (Julia Ducournau)

    Premiers

    Warm
    The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (Wes Anderson)

    Cold
    Love in the Time of Corona (Mark Rappaport)
    Operation Varsity Blues (Chris Smith)


    Frozen
    Titane (Julia Ducournau)
    Just because...
    Calle mayor (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956) warm
    The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969) mild
    Priest of Darkness (Yamanaka Sadao, 1936) mild

    The last book I read was...
    My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk


    The (New) World

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    1. Spencer
    2. Bergman Island
    3. Dune
    4. Val
    5. Quo vadis, Aida?
    6. Judas and the Black Messiah
    7. Flee
    8. The Pink Cloud
    9. The Card Counter
    10. One Night in Miami

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    1. Titane
    2. Bo Burnham Inside
    3. The Last Duel
    4. The Card Counter
    5. The French Dispatch
    6. No Sudden Move
    7. Pig
    8. The Velvet Underground
    9. Woodstock 99
    10. kid 90
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    So I Married an Axe Murderer - 6
    That Thing You Do! - 8
    Cocktail - 2
    Child's Play 2 - 7
    Vanilla Sky - 7
    Minority Report - 8
    My Cousin Vinny - 7
    The Limey - 8
    kid 90 - 7
    Another Round - 7




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    10. Dune: Part One
    09. Last Night In Soho
    08. Mass
    07. Titane
    06. The Harder They Fall
    05. Spencer
    04. Summer of Soul (...or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
    03. Licorice Pizza
    02. Days
    01. The Tragedy of Macbeth
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    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Red Rocket (Baker, 2021) 4.5
    The Tender Bar (Clooney, 2021) 3
    The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021) 4.5
    Being The Ricardos (Sorkin, 2021) 3.5
    Encanto (Bush/Howard, 2021) 4
    Don’t Look Up (McKay, 2021) 2.5
    The Worst Person In The World (Trier, 2021) 4
    Tick, Tick. . .BOOM! (Manuel-Miranda, 2021) 4.5
    Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 4
    Cyrano (Wright, 2021) 4
    Memoria (Weerasethakul, 2021) 4.5
    The Summit of the Gods (Imbert, 2021) 4
    Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn (Jude, 2021) 3
    Faya Dayi (Beshir, 2021) 4

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    1. The Power of the Dog
    2. Luca
    3. Pig
    4. The Last Duel
    5. Dune: Part One
    6. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
    7. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
    8. Passing
    9. The Green Knight
    10. Judas and the Black Messiah
    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. The Power of the Dog
    2. West Side Story

    3. Luca
    4. Pig
    5. The Last Duel
    6. Drive My Car

    7. Dune: Part One
    8. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
    9. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
    10. Passing
    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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    Year-end snapshot.

    1. The Power of the Dog
    2. West Side Story
    3. The Matrix Resurrections
    4. Luca
    5. Pig
    6. The Last Duel
    7. Drive My Car
    8. Dune: Part One
    9. Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
    10. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
    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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    Incredibly weak list, but I finally have a #1 to feel good about and am very much looking forward to Licorice Pizza, Red Rocket, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Drive My Car, Flee, Bergman Island, and The Worst Person in the World.

    1. Annette
    2. The Power of the Dog
    3. The French Dispatch
    4. Spencer
    5. Pig
    6. Dune
    7. Titane
    8. The Humans
    9. Judas and the Black Messiah
    10. Barb and Star

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    So far:

    1. Last Night In Soho
    2. The Green Knight
    3. The Sparks Brothers
    4. Candyman
    5. Malignant
    6. Godzilla vs Kong
    7. The Suicide Squad
    8. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
    9. No Time To Die
    10. A Quiet Place II

    Still really behind and I didn't realize I had seen 20 from this year.
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    I really don't care anymore
    About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
    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. Licorice Pizza
    2. Annette
    3. Memoria
    4. The Power of the Dog
    5. Dune
    6. Titane
    7. Red Rocket
    8. Paris, 13th District
    9. True Mothers
    10. Pig

    If Adam Curtis's Can't Get You Out of My Head and The Beatles: Get Out count they are probably in my top 3
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    In Front of Your Face (Hong Sang-soo, 2021) - 6
    Introduction (Hong Sang-soo, 2021) - 6
    True Mothers (Naomi Kawase, 2020) - 8
    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy - (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2021) - 7
    Wife of a Spy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2020) - 7
    The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, 2021) - 9
    Don't Look Up - (Adam McKay, 2021) - 4
    The Matrix Resurrections (Lana Wachowski, 2021) - 4.5
    Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven, 2021) - 7

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    Two more to go before I more or less shut the books on 2021.

    A Love Song - ***
    The Lost Daughter - *** 1/2
    The Humans - * 1/2


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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Two more to go before I more or less shut the books on 2021.
    When I was in my early twenties, I used to feel an obligation to "keep up" with new movies and produce an annual top ten list, but over the years, I've increasingly come to see both activities as a form of work that benefits no one, except perhaps distributors selling new movies. If a movie is worth seeing, it'll still be worth seeing six months from now or six years from now; there's no reason for me to rush out to see a movie the moment it appears, especially during a pandemic when theatres are frequently closed. Also, no matter how many movies you watch, there's always more to see, which makes it self-defeating to "shut the books" on a given calendar year--as if movies were only worth seeing as long as they're eligible for a ten-best list. Movies don't have expiry dates. And for the most part, the people who do produce top ten lists in a relatively timely fashion only seem to watch the same twelve or fifteen well-promoted year-end releases, which for me makes the whole enterprise a rather depressing exercise in groupthink.
    Just because...
    Calle mayor (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956) warm
    The Structure of Crystal (Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969) mild
    Priest of Darkness (Yamanaka Sadao, 1936) mild

    The last book I read was...
    My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk


    The (New) World

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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    When I was in my early twenties, I used to feel an obligation to "keep up" with new movies and produce an annual top ten list, but over the years, I've increasingly come to see both activities as a form of work that benefits no one, except perhaps distributors selling new movies. If a movie is worth seeing, it'll still be worth seeing six months from now or six years from now; there's no reason for me to rush out to see a movie the moment it appears, especially during a pandemic when theatres are frequently closed. Also, no matter how many movies you watch, there's always more to see, which makes it self-defeating to "shut the books" on a given calendar year--as if movies were only worth seeing as long as they're eligible for a ten-best list. Movies don't have expiry dates. And for the most part, the people who do produce top ten lists in a relatively timely fashion only seem to watch the same twelve or fifteen well-promoted year-end releases, which for me makes the whole enterprise a rather depressing exercise in groupthink.
    You'll see there's plenty I don't have any interest in seeing though. I'm curious about Benedetta and Lost Daughter at least. May as well see them while the interest is high.

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    You'll see there's plenty I don't have any interest in seeing though. I'm curious about Benedetta and Lost Daughter at least. May as well see them while the interest is high.
    As someone who often feels overwhelmed by the viewing selections available to me (my MUBI watchlist currently has ninety-two items on it), I think waiting six months to a year until interest is low is a good way of figuring out which movies I really want to watch. Although I missed Benedetta when it was in theatres, I'll still probably see it at some point because I'm a big Paul Verhoeven fan, whereas I have no strong interest in The Lost Daughter (even though my brother recommended it to me) as I have no strong investment in either Maggie Gyllenhaal, Olivia Colman, or Elena Ferrante--which is not to say that I might not change my mind later and decide to give it a whirl, depending on a range of variables (one of which is whether it's a movie people continue to talk about months or years after its release or whether it disappears into that vast memory hole where most Oscar hopefuls go to die).
    Just because...
    Calle mayor (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1956) warm
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    Priest of Darkness (Yamanaka Sadao, 1936) mild

    The last book I read was...
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    The (New) World

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    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Red Rocket (Baker, 2021) 4.5
    The Tender Bar (Clooney, 2021) 3
    The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021) 4.5
    Being The Ricardos (Sorkin, 2021) 3.5
    Encanto (Bush/Howard, 2021) 4
    Don’t Look Up (McKay, 2021) 2.5
    The Worst Person In The World (Trier, 2021) 4
    Tick, Tick. . .BOOM! (Manuel-Miranda, 2021) 4.5
    Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 4
    Cyrano (Wright, 2021) 4
    Memoria (Weerasethakul, 2021) 4.5
    The Summit of the Gods (Imbert, 2021) 4
    Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn (Jude, 2021) 3
    Faya Dayi (Beshir, 2021) 4

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