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Title: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 06:24:35 AM
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Almost Famous (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/)
(Cameron Crowe, 2000)

Quote from: StarCarly
This movie is seriously flawless.

Quote from: chardy999
Perfect. The Tiny Dancer scene, the plane scene, Penny Lane: "what type of beer?" and everything else. I love this film.

Quote from: Clovis8
It's simple. This movie f**king rocks! Period!

Quote from: St. Martin the Bald
I cannot hear Elton John's Tiny Dancer w/o smiling, thinking of that scene in Almost Famous and singing out loud where ever I am. What an iconic moment in film.

Quote from: roujin
This is the life I wish I had. It is the first film that I watched obsessively. I wept out of pure joy when the film finished. I watch more movies in hope that something will come close to this.
   
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Shaun of the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/)
(Edgar Wright, 2004)

Quote from: smirnoff
The bottom line is Shaun of the Dead is funny in almost every possible way there is to be funny.

Quote from: 1SO
I love the dialogue.  How many of the jokes just land, even on repeat viewings.  I love the camerawork that's brash without being overbearing.  (The steadicam shot after zombie infestation and the way it reflects on an earlier matching shot is among my absolute favorite of the decade.)  I love the buddy dynamic between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and I love just how rich and touching their friendship is written and played.  The film would simply not have worked so well without such deep conviction.

Quote from: oneaprilday
Still just as awesome as it was the first time 'round. Love it.

Quote from: St. Martin the Bald
I cannot get enough of this picture. My life IS a zombie movie.

Quote from: Junior
Shaun of the Dead is the best.
   
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/)
(Michel Gondry, 2004)

Quote from: stevekimes
Because Eternal Sunshine is pretty much a perfect movie.  I know.  I just saw it.  It's really true.

Quote from: worm@work
I think what I like about it is what it made me feel about love and loneliness and memory and such. I think the so-called 'twist' is to make us examine the power that memories have. About all the pain we go through as we search for love.

Quote from: S. FroHam IV, Esq.
All this talk about Sunshine being less than amazing is madness/Sparta.

Quote from: DOOM!!!
Breathtaking movie. It had such symmetry to it, the first act connected to the last act, and so on and so on. The writing was genius, and the performances were sublime and helped to put across the notion of love lost and what love really is better than any other movie I've ever seen. I loved it, top 5 for me right off the bat.

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WALL·E (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/)
(Andrew Stanton, 2008)

Quote from: FifthCityMuse
It's as brilliant as everyone says. I was taken from the very beginning, from the scenes where Wall-E drives over the cockroach and then backs up, afraid he's hurt him, only to have him pop right back up. Also, my heart broke as he visited all the old Wall-E machines to get parts for repairs. That was all it took for me. From then on in I was hooked.

Quote from: Tequila
Awe-inspiring. I really didn't expect to love it this much.

Quote from: Emiliana
What a wonderful film! How can an animated metallic box move me that much? The love story was beautiful in its simplicity, the look of the sequences on earth was amazing. My favourite film of the year so far.

Quote from: smirnoff
After all the high praise I wouldn't have thought it possible to be so pleasantly surprised. Actually that's an understatement. I'm blown away. I haven't felt this sort of a enjoyment from a movie since I was a kid.

Quote from: FLYmeatwad
Wall*E appealed to all the senses a modern film is able to appeal to with little dialogue for most of the film and I was blown away. The film worked on so many levels and the surprise of what would happen next was incredibly engaging. I don't know if I will be able to watch it over and over again, but for at least a one shot film very few, if any, modern animated films can stack up to Wall*E

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Inglorious Bastards (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/)
(Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

Quote from: Junior
I don't think that this film could be any better than it is. Nothing wasn't perfect.

Quote from: thevoid99
I shall never, ever doubt Quentin Tarantino's ability to make a great film ever again. I loved it.  Every moment in that film was flat-out brilliant from that opening scene of Col. Landa at the home LaPadite to everything else.

Quote from: Clovis8
The word is used too often, nonetheless this movie is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.

Quote from: roujin
The scene with Shosanna putting on her makeup is probably the best thing that Quentin has ever done. Along with the shot of the two Basterds firing away in manic glee as everything around them burns. I don't know what look Eli Roth has at the end of that scene but it's almost quasi-orgasmic.

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The last line of the movie: brilliant, and I agree.  When it cut to black I was the guy who started the applause in the theater.  
   
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Spirited Away (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/)
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

Quote from: Bondo
It is an incomparably wonderful film.

Quote from: 1SO
I like that Miyazaki doesn't just rewrite the rules of fantasy, he writes an entirely new book with characters that bear no marks of an inspirational source.  Everything in this film is a true original, an endless supply of magic straight from the imagination.  And, as it typical with Miyazaki, there are no true heroes and villains.  Everybody has their good and bad qualities.  Nobody else comes close to creating that kind of well-rounded characterization, in any movie outside of a studio Ghibli film ever.

Quote from: stevekimes
Spirited Away is my all time favorite movie, with none beside it.

Quote from: ferris
So THIS is what a masterpiece looks like! I’m trying to think of an eloquent way to stretch “my jaw was in my lap for two hours” into 3-4 paragraphs!

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It really is a magical movie.
   
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City of God (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/)
(Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund, 2002)

Quote from: Junior
City of God is 100% pure grade objective awesomeness.

Quote from: Melvil
Mind = blown. This is a truly great movie. Besides being non-stop gorgeous, it makes incredibly inventive use of every aspect of the presentation, and most impressively while retaining a cohesive feel to the style and without distracting from the story. Really compelling stuff. There's so much going on I'm kinda at a loss to what I could say about it, but there's really nothing that didn't work for me.

Quote from: BlueVoid
My second viewing of this definitely reinforced my love for this film.  It's simply awe-inspiring to behold.  The brutal violence is justified with deep characters and heady material.  There are no lulls and the film engulfs you in this horrible slum world that is City of God.  It is a visual masterpiece, that draws you in with its eye candy and rips you apart with its gut wrenching story.  

Quote from: 1SO
City of God took me to a place I never thought I’d want to go to, told me a story I’d never heard before, and did it with a cinematic style that still feels groundbreaking seven years later.  For me, this is the culmination of everything cinema is capable of.

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Vibrant, colorful, beautiful, deep, so intricate, so captivating. Pretty much perfect.
   
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Memento (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209144/)
(Christopher Nolan, 2000)

Quote from: 1SO
Memento shows the young Chris Nolan to be a naturally gifted storyteller.  He would develop into an even better director, but he has remained one of the cinema’s most gifted and smartest writers and Memento is by leaps and bounds his best screenplay.  In fact, it’s the Best Screenplay of the Decade. This one holds up, and is as Great today as it was a decade ago.

Quote from: 'Noke
One of the greatest movies ever made.

Quote from: stevekimes
I loved this movie. Just awesome.

Quote from: Holly Harry
I would think if one finds the backwards interesting, then they find all of it interesting, because backwards IS the movie. The structure tells you everything about this guy's life. I think it's pretty amazing how Nolan was able to explore the psychology of his subject simply by the revealing of narrative information, and not exposition.

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I completely enjoyed it every step of the way.  It had one of those implausible scripts made reasonable by the directorial choices and the fine acting.  I'm never one to try to outguess the whys and hows of a confounding chronology, so maybe that's why I didn't see it coming, but the reveal at the end surprised me in an "ah-ha, now I get it" way.  I'll watch Memento again with family this summer.  I'm sure I'll be just as fascinated as I was the first time through.  
   
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Once (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/)
(John Carney, 2006)

Quote from: CSSCHNEIDER
This film bubbles it's so joyous.  The bittersweet nature of it really hit home with me, and the music is incredible.

Quote from: skjerva
Terribly sweet and sometimes beautiful.

Quote from: Dave the Viewer
The music is beautiful, but what truly makes this film so great is the chemistry and performance of the 2 leads. You feel so much for them both.

Quote from: Emiliana
I loved it. What can I say that hasn't already been said? The music is fantastic, I fell in love with the characters, and the story couldn't and shouldn't have unfolded and ended any other way.

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I have seen it about 15 times now and it literally gives me chills every single time they sing falling slowly. It is a top 10 all time film moment.
   
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Mulholland Dr. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/)
(David Lynch, 2001)

Quote from: 1SO
Mulholland Drive is as fresh and exciting now as it was back in 2001. One could see it as the quintessential Lynch film, with everything you would want from him.  Even better, it delivers the kind of Great things you hope for from any movie.

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I don't know that I can say anything coherent about it right now, but I loved every minute of it. Without a doubt one of the best of the decade.

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This film is just so much fun and I love the way that the film locks into place and whips back its narrative with all the doublings and all that awesome shit. It's probably Lynch's most satisfying and fully-formed thingie majigger (maybe also his funniest?). Its statements on Hollywood, other shit, IDENTITY (LOL) and whatever do nothing for me but the way that the film is constructed and shot and all that stuff gets me going in a different million directions. you blow my mind, hey!

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Mulholland Dr. is one of my all-time favorite films.

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I ended up just writing down a million questions that were raised in my mind, hoping to keep track of what was going on and hoping they would be answered at some point down the line. My questions were never answered. That sort of frustrated me, but I think what Lynch was doing was letting the viewer answer their own questions, which I think I always like those types of movies where you can make it mean what you want it too.
   
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There Will Be Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469494/)
(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

Quote from: FLYmeatwad
Each day I ask myself: "Is this the best film ever made?" Usually the answer is almost always, "Yes, probably."

Quote from: Thor
It looks very pretty, and there were some wonderfully memorable sequences. Loved how the splash of oil on the camera lens at the start and the splash of liquid (dirty water? puke? surely not... milk?) on the lens in the final scene bookended the film. Overall, this was thrilling stuff, and I drank it up.

Quote from: ¡Keith!
Still got chills at several spots but it looks so bad on a small screen - I need an HDTV.

Remains A+ material.

Quote from: Basil
This is a masterpiece.  

Quote from: Junior
This is a masterpiece. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Quote from: Emiliana
Daniel Day-Lewis can and should have all the acting awards ever invented on earth.

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Plus there's the whole dream sequence at the end.
   
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Punch-Drunk Love (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272338/)
(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)

Quote from: StarCarly
A 95 minute excuse to play with color, in a good way. It's so beautiful and surprisingly moving.

Quote from: ferris
I stumbled on this having no idea who PTA was and was expecting a "50-First Dates" banal comedy - and was FLOORED.  Love this film.  

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This was delightful and terrific. Just outstanding film making. The tone, the acting, the dialogue, the camera, it all seemed right for the story that PTA was telling here. It was comedic at all the right times, moving and stirring and jarring at the right times too. It was just a lot of fun to watch!

Quote from: DOOM!!!
Yet another PT Anderson film that I really loved.

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This might just be my #1 of the decade.
   
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No Country For Old Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/)
(Ethan & Joel Coen, 2007)

Quote from: chesterfilms
It's amazing. I'm gonna need to think about it a bit more and write my thoughts. Really really amazing.

Quote from: Clovis8
Wow I loved this movie. I think it might be on my top 10 all time best list.

Quote from: roujin
Last night as I exited from the theater I was having doubts about the ending. It felt too sudden. I didn't know what to think. I also wondered about the mental state that I was in while watching this movie. Then I realized, I absolutely had to see this movie again.

Quote from: Smirnoff
The dialogue has a poetic quality that manages to still sound natural. Just a great movie on every level.

Quote from: Melvil
The imagery is just so amazing.

Quote from: ses593
I just saw this movie tonight and was blown away.  

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I nearly stopped breathing. I dunno what happens to make it so powerful.  It was dark, chilling, glossy, quiet, steady.  I loved it.
   
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Amelie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211915/)
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Quote from: UberGeekyGirl
I love this movie. Its in my top 10 definitely.

Quote from: Corndog
This has quickly shot up my favorite films list because it is just my kind of film. Charming, happy, gorgeous (Bruno Delbonnel as Director of Photography), and just strange enough to make it interesting too. I am ready to go out, live life and love everyone I see.

Quote from: 'Noke
I adore Amelie, it is utterly charming and amazing and all other superlatives.

Quote from: Clovis8
This film is pure joy. It is beautiful to look at with some really nice directorial touches. Tatou is perfect as Amelie. I want to marry her. Some people have criticized it for being too sanitized and sentimental. I, for one, wish the world worked more like this.

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It's just so wonderful.
   
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Children of Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/)
(Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

Quote from: Steven O. Selsnik
If you have not seen this movie, SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!

Quote from: matt the movie watcher
My second viewing, it’s still awesome. Objectively so in fact.

Quote from: 'Noke
Cinematography, Acting, Writing, all done beautifully, all done to perfection. A masterpiece in everyway.

Quote from: winrit
The camera work both draws you in and keeps you at a distance, like an observer.  The technique led to me crying very suddenly and at unexpected moments.  It's the best dystopia I've seen put to film in a very long time.  

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I just finished watching this film and WOW. The whole film screams quality to me in a way that few other recent films have.  
   
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The Lives of Others (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/)
(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)

Quote from: skjerva
it really resonated with me

Quote from: choatime
Excellent.  Such a great film.  Ulrich Muhe is superb, and I'll definitely look for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's work in the future.

Quote from: Fugee
Oh yeah, now I remember why I love foreign films

Quote from: CSSCHNEIDER
Astounding.  One of the greatest films of the decade, one of the best films I've seen in years.  

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Ulrich Mühe was such a brilliant actor who died far too young (54) only 4 months after The Lives of Others received the Oscar. It must have been very hard psychologically for him to relive his past. He grew up in East Berlin, and even had to serve as a border guard along the Berlin wall as his compulsory military duty after finishing high school. He was released early from this duty because the stress of the job was giving him stomach ulcers. After this he studied theatre and became an actor. He was against the GDR. He was under constant surveillance, and associated with many people he found out later to be informants. He has suffered interrogations. This role was not about playing a role, it was about revisiting his own past. You can just see that he is living again in that place during the film.
   
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Before Sunset (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/)
(Richard Linklater, 2004)

Quote from: ses593
I love that movie so much.

Quote from: DOOM!!!
Amazing movie, one of the best sequels I've ever seen. It's fun, and interesting, to watch these two characters discuss the same things but now with a different perspective, or to notice how they have moved beyond certain topics and into new areas as they grow older. I loved the camera work, and I loved the ending, I loved the movie.

Quote from: Bondo
Top 25 all time.

Quote from: ferris
Loved this film.  I could go on and on. Practically perfect.  Brilliant script.  Figures to have a long life on my top 100 for years to come.

Quote from: smirnoff
Does it get any better than this? I mean really. My expectations were pretty high, but this film exceeded them in every way. I feel like I've just seen a colour I never knew existed or something. It's that different and refreshing.

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Great art becomes part of one's life. It effects us in ways we cannot describe. We carry it with us, like an emotional touchstone. In some cases we measure our lives against it. For me, no painting, sculpture, novel, or film can measure up to Before Sunset, in this sense.
   
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Pan's Labyrinth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/)
(Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

Quote from: Wilson
It's beautiful, enchanting, tough, compelling, dark and just generally magnificent.

Quote from: stevekimes
Pan's is fantastic, top ten material.

Quote from: Melvil
Pretty much any movie can be broken down into a familiar-sounding summary, but what counts is how it handled the material and the emotion it brings to it, which is where Pan's succeeds for me.

Quote from: karlwinslow
I'm pretty bad at summing up how I feel about films, but this is what I said leaving the theater:

"wow"

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The Departed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/)
(Martin Scorsese, 2006)

Quote from: S. FroHam IV, Esq.
Man, what a movie. I really can't even consider this lesser Scorsese. It's too good for that. And upon rewatching I even like Nicholson a lot more. And Wahlberg needs to have more intense roles like this one.

Quote from: chardy999
I never get sick of this. Leonardo DiCarprio, among others, is fantastic and it just makes me more excited about Shutter Island. I want Scorsese to put him in everything he makes. But yeah, The Departed is perfect for me.

Quote from: Clovis8
This movie is so awesome. Another example of movies later hated for unknown reasons.

Quote from: Holly Harry
The Departed is FAR better than Infernal Affairs.

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In The Mood For Love (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/)
(Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

Quote from: THATguy
This is just such a gorgeous film.  The cinematography might be some of the best work I've ever seen in any film, ever... the way shots are framed, the use of color, the depth, the smoke, it's just gorgeous.

Quote from: Colleen
Wow.  My first reaction is, what a GORGEOUS movie.  Every shot seemed to have so much color and texture embedded into it.  That is what caught my attention from the start and kept me engrossed even when the plot lost me at times.  In addition, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung are just as beautiful to look at in every scene, and fantastic actors to boot.

Quote from: Melvil
What a beautiful, beautiful movie! I wouldn't have expected anything less, but I was still amazed at how WKW and the actors pull this off. Both Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung are magnificent, and the slow pace and subtle development is mesmerizing and makes it all the more believable. I really feel like I need to see it again to truly appreciate it, but man did I love it.

Quote from: oneaprilday
Why have I waited so long to see some Wong Kar-wai? What a stunningly beautiful film with wonderful performances. I loved the colors, the composition of the frames (and how one never saw the spouses' faces), the music; I loved the slow development of the relationship - I loved how much was left unsaid and yet how rich the communication was.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 06:24:46 AM
Alrighty guys, so here it is. Almost Famous. The first of twenty winning films to be announced over the next ten days. Announcements will be made twice a day,  once in the morning and once in the late afternoon, so there'll lots of time to discuss each film. That's right, this thread is open for discussion. As new films are announced they will also be added to the first post.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 07, 2010, 06:42:36 AM
Boom! This is a wonderful start. Big effort from the people searching for all these quotes - who do we thank? Smirnoff, ferris etc? Going to make this all the more enjoyable.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Wilson on May 07, 2010, 06:52:28 AM
Good start, I love the layout.

Think I'm going to watch along with all the top 20, so I intend to get right on with it asap.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 06:56:53 AM
It's really a group effort between Bondo, ferris, 'Noke and myself. We're all doing our bit. 'Noke is in charge of quote scrounging and is doing a great job. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Emiliana on May 07, 2010, 07:10:48 AM
Great work, guys - I like the layout, the screenshots and the quotes as well!

However, I am really not quite sure what to say about Almost Famous. I watched it back when it came out, and liked it well enough, but since then, I have forgotten most of it and filed it away under "that film Adam loves so much"... However, roujin's quote gave me serious pause (even more so than the fact that it made this list, I guess), so I am thinking a rewatch is in order.

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 07, 2010, 07:15:46 AM
Don't hold me accountable to things I said back in 2007  :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 07:17:18 AM
However, I am really not quite sure what to say about Almost Famous. I watched it back when it came out, and liked it well enough, but since then, I have forgotten most of it and filed it away under "that film Adam loves so much"... However, roujin's quote gave me serious pause (even more so than the fact that it made this list, I guess), so I am thinking a rewatch is in order.

My feelings exactly.

Don't hold me accountable to things I said back in 2007  :)

Hehe, it IS a great quote though.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 09:28:07 AM
Great work, guys - I like the layout, the screenshots and the quotes as well!

However, I am really not quite sure what to say about Almost Famous. I watched it back when it came out, and liked it well enough, but since then, I have forgotten most of it and filed it away under "that film Adam loves so much"... However, roujin's quote gave me serious pause (even more so than the fact that it made this list, I guess), so I am thinking a rewatch is in order.



One of those rare movies that just keeps getting better with rewatches.  The characters are so well fleshed out, the music perfectly chosen and placed, and a week after you watch it you miss them like old college roommates
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2010, 09:35:36 AM
Great start to the list.

I'm pretty sure this was roujin's favorite film.

Are you doing these in any particular order? Least to most votes in the top 50, or is it just random?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 09:40:53 AM
Great start to the list.

I'm pretty sure this was roujin's favorite film.

Are you doing these in any particular order? Least to most votes in the top 50, or is it just random?

totally random.  And this is just top 20
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 07, 2010, 09:41:51 AM
I probably owe Almost Famous another viewing (maybe the bootleg cut version which I've not seen). I definitely enjoyed it when I saw it and though I'm not sure I'd seriously consider it for my own list I have no problem with its inclusion.

Of course given 'Noke's work with the quotes I'm wondering if I've ever said anything poignant about any of the films.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 07, 2010, 09:44:41 AM
1 for 1 - WOOT!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 07, 2010, 10:04:26 AM
However, I am really not quite sure what to say about Almost Famous. I watched it back when it came out, and liked it well enough, but since then, I have forgotten most of it and filed it away under "that film Adam loves so much"... However, roujin's quote gave me serious pause (even more so than the fact that it made this list, I guess), so I am thinking a rewatch is in order.

My feelings exactly.
And mine.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 10:06:40 AM
What's the general opinion of the bootleg cut? Is it preferred?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 1SO on May 07, 2010, 10:20:47 AM
What's the general opinion of the bootleg cut? Is it preferred?

I advise anyone who asks that question to read this. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7319.msg431557#msg431557)  The Bootleg Cut is my #16 of the Decade.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 10:22:54 AM
Good enough for me.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 07, 2010, 10:39:04 AM
I didn't think anything substantial was added to the bootleg cut.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 10:50:25 AM
But it is 30 minutes longer...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 07, 2010, 11:46:17 AM
Almost Famous is one film I really wanted to see before the deadline, but didn't get the chance.

Are you guys planning to reveal the overall #1 at any point?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 07, 2010, 11:47:37 AM
Almost Famous is one film I really wanted to see before the deadline, but didn't get the chance.

Are you guys planning to reveal the overall #1 at any point?

Nope. Everything is completely random, there is no ranking.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 11:51:03 AM
Almost Famous is one film I really wanted to see before the deadline, but didn't get the chance.

Are you guys planning to reveal the overall #1 at any point?

Yep.  All 20 are tied for first.  That's our story and we're sticking to it!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 07, 2010, 12:39:37 PM
I really liked Almost Famous when I watched it in one of my previous marathons, it just hasn't stuck enough in my memory to consider it a favorite. When I get around to rewatching (hopefully the Untitled cut) maybe that will change.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 07, 2010, 01:43:29 PM
Don't hold me accountable to things I said back in 2007  :)
You were so sweet and earnest, what happened to you?

However, I am really not quite sure what to say about Almost Famous. I watched it back when it came out, and liked it well enough, but since then, I have forgotten most of it and filed it away under "that film Adam loves so much"... However, roujin's quote gave me serious pause (even more so than the fact that it made this list, I guess), so I am thinking a rewatch is in order.
My feelings exactly.
And mine.
Yeah, it's a film that I like but have never been over the moon for. I re-watched it last year and my opinion didn't change; I wish I was part of the devoted following, but I ain't. But there's no questioning PSH's awesomeness in it.

I didn't think anything substantial was added to the bootleg cut.
I agree, I thought it made parts of it kind of awkward.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 07, 2010, 02:02:47 PM
Don't hold me accountable to things I said back in 2007  :)
You were so sweet and earnest, what happened to you?

I am the same person, only better.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: BlueVoid on May 07, 2010, 02:16:20 PM
My Best of the Decade marathon will start immediately upon completion of this list.

I can't wait!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 02:36:20 PM
Shaun of the Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365748/)
(Edgar Wright, 2004)

Quote from: smirnoff
The bottom line is Shaun of the Dead is funny in almost every possible way there is to be funny.

Quote from: 1SO
I love the dialogue.  How many of the jokes just land, even on repeat viewings.  I love the camerawork that's brash without being overbearing.  (The steadicam shot after zombie infestation and the way it reflects on an earlier matching shot is among my absolute favorite of the decade.)  I love the buddy dynamic between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and I love just how rich and touching their friendship is written and played.  The film would simply not have worked so well without such deep conviction.

Quote from: oneaprilday
Still just as awesome as it was the first time 'round. Love it.

Quote from: St. Martin the Bald
I cannot get enough of this picture. My life IS a zombie movie.

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Shaun of the Dead is the best.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 07, 2010, 02:43:26 PM
First from my ballot to make it. Another one I haven't seen since the first viewing though, which needs to change. Stupid limits on time and resources that make me have to prioritize all these things.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 07, 2010, 02:45:13 PM
Yay!!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 02:46:48 PM
I haven't seen it, but everyone I talk to says I need to.  Might be time to lift my lifetime bam on zombie movies.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 02:47:47 PM
I haven't seen it, but everyone I talk to says I need to.  Might be time to lift my lifetime bam on zombie movies.

As a lover of them I have to ask, why the ban?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 02:51:06 PM
Made my ballot as well.

Some of the sharpest comedy ever put to film and just damn good filmmaking besides.

Also, you haven't seen this yet, ferris!????!!! Does your cave have a dvd player? I'll mail you my copy right now!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 02:56:23 PM
I haven't seen it, but everyone I talk to says I need to.  Might be time to lift my lifetime bam on zombie movies.

As a lover of them I have to ask, why the ban?

It was something I said out-loud 20 minutes into a film staring Brendan Fraser. I've arbitrarily maintained the ban ever since for no good reason at all. 

I have seen Hot Fuzz though - so I have a feeling what I'd be in for....
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 07, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
I guess I should see that hey. :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2010, 03:00:53 PM
Let me beat FLY to the punch and say:


UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 03:05:54 PM
I guess I should see that hey. :P

This is madness!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 07, 2010, 03:07:31 PM
I am not interested in comedy recommendations from anybody who doesn't like Shaun of the Dead. :)

ferris, did you like Hot Fuzz? It will give you an idea of what to expect, but I still think it has nothing on Shaun. You don't even need to be a zombie fan for it to work.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2010, 03:10:04 PM
I am not interested in comedy recommendations from anybody who doesn't like Shaun of the Dead. :)
Note to self: Never recommend comedy to Melvil.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 03:10:49 PM
I am not interested in comedy recommendations from anybody who doesn't like Shaun of the Dead. :)

ferris, did you like Hot Fuzz? It will give you an idea of what to expect, but I still think it has nothing on Shaun. You don't even need to be a zombie fan for it to work.

Hot Fuzz was hit and miss for me...I'm told Shaun is far more consistent...

And no -I'm not the guy to get comedy recommendations from.  I laughed all through Encounters at the End of the World and only once during Knocked Up and 40-year old virgin combined

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2010, 03:16:06 PM
Shawn is pretty inconsistent IMHO. The last act pretty much betrays the entirety of the rest of the film by trying to be a gritty and serious zombie film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 03:24:56 PM
Shawn is pretty inconsistent IMHO. The last act pretty much betrays the entirety of the rest of the film by trying to be a gritty and serious zombie film.

That last act isn't gritty or serious for a single second, it uses the same tone and the same comedy with dramatic underpinnings that the rest of the film is built on.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 07, 2010, 03:25:31 PM
Shawn is pretty inconsistent IMHO. The last act pretty much betrays the entirety of the rest of the film by trying to be a gritty and serious zombie film.

I don't agree with that reading of the movie. My favorite parodies/spoofs/homages are the ones that work as a genuine member of what they're playing off of first. Shaun is a competent zombie movie in its own right, the comedy that is layered into it just takes it to a whole different level. The third act is as good as the rest, because it takes itself seriously enough to delivers a "real" storyline without compromising the comedy. And the characters are good enough that the emotion works.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 07, 2010, 03:30:33 PM
For me, what seperates Shaun from other parodies is it basically takes the idea of shambling zombies, inserts a bunch of hilarious characters and then examines it. That's it's thesis. What would ACTUALLY happen if slow zombies attacked, what would actually be the threat level. they come up with this, yes, it's stupid to think one zombie, if you know what they are, is dangerous. Because they are incredibly easy to kill, and they mine that so well in the first half. But then they realise, when zombies come in packs, in large mobs, they are terrifying and horrific. And then you are in incredible danger. At that is the final act.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 07, 2010, 03:31:25 PM
Bill Nighy!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 07, 2010, 03:32:31 PM
And no -I'm not the guy to get comedy recommendations from.  I laughed all through Encounters at the End of the World and only once during Knocked Up and 40-year old virgin combined
ferris, I don't think I'd ever really seen a zombie movie before Shaun, and I did not laugh even once at either 40-year old Virgin or Knocked Up.

You're gonna love it!  :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 03:33:59 PM
And no -I'm not the guy to get comedy recommendations from.  I laughed all through Encounters at the End of the World and only once during Knocked Up and 40-year old virgin combined
ferris, I don't think I'd ever really seen a zombie movie before Shaun, and I did not laugh even once at either 40-year old Virgin or Knocked Up.

You're gonna love it!  :)

I found Knocked Up to be very funny, 40 Year Old Virgin I found to be funny at times but ultimately pretty boring, and I found Shaun to be hilarious from start to finish, take my unwarranted opinion for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 07, 2010, 03:34:40 PM
And no -I'm not the guy to get comedy recommendations from.  I laughed all through Encounters at the End of the World and only once during Knocked Up and 40-year old virgin combined
ferris, I don't think I'd ever really seen a zombie movie before Shaun, and I did not laugh even once at either 40-year old Virgin or Knocked Up.

You're gonna love it!  :)

Same, except I haven't seen 40-Year Old Virgin.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 03:35:21 PM
And no -I'm not the guy to get comedy recommendations from.  I laughed all through Encounters at the End of the World and only once during Knocked Up and 40-year old virgin combined
ferris, I don't think I'd ever really seen a zombie movie before Shaun, and I did not laugh even once at either 40-year old Virgin or Knocked Up.

You're gonna love it!  :)

This is probably the most compelling argument I've read :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 07, 2010, 03:35:40 PM
"Kill the Queen!"
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 07, 2010, 03:50:37 PM
So none of you find The mother's death scene or the cadging of the Frost character tonally inconsistent with the rest of the picture?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 07, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
So none of you find The mother's death scene or the cadging of the Frost character tonally inconsistent with the rest of the picture?

No, because even in those moments comedy was present, and the serious side of those scenes was set up from the beginning of the picture. Shaun is sprinkled with moments of seriousness amidst the comedy, much like life actually.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 07, 2010, 03:55:38 PM
Let's not get too deep into a discussion ITT guys. I, and I assume others, have not seen this yet.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 07, 2010, 04:19:35 PM
Great work Smirnoff.

Yay Shaun
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 04:23:08 PM
Let's not get too deep into a discussion ITT guys. I, and I assume others, have not seen this yet.

I always have to look up what ITT stands for!  I keep forgetting...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 07, 2010, 04:25:25 PM
Great work Smirnoff.

I may be the one posting, but trust me, it's a group effort. 'Noke, Bondo and ferris deserve equal credit.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 07, 2010, 04:25:33 PM
Let's not get too deep into a discussion ITT guys. I, and I assume others, have not seen this yet.

I always have to look up what ITT stands for!  I keep forgetting...

sorry I'm too use to forum jargon from another site.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 07, 2010, 04:27:01 PM
another site.
Traitor!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 07, 2010, 04:30:23 PM
another site.
Traitor!

I'm the dude in the poly relationship. This is standard!  ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 07, 2010, 04:35:29 PM
Well, I've misunderstood our relationship. I'm equal parts hurt and embarrassed. 
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 07, 2010, 05:14:19 PM
Great work Smirnoff.

I may be the one posting, but trust me, it's a group effort. 'Noke, Bondo and ferris deserve equal credit.

Great work also to 'Noke, Bondo and ferris. Thank you all
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 07, 2010, 05:15:13 PM
Great work Smirnoff.

I may be the one posting, but trust me, it's a group effort. 'Noke, Bondo and ferris deserve equal credit.

Great work also to 'Noke, Bondo and ferris. Thank you all

I just make the tea.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2010, 05:19:27 PM
Great work Smirnoff.

I may be the one posting, but trust me, it's a group effort. 'Noke, Bondo and ferris deserve equal credit.

Great work also to 'Noke, Bondo and ferris. Thank you all

I just make the tea.

but it's DAMN good tea!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 07, 2010, 06:35:19 PM
huh, Shaun of the Dead... I should rewatch that and see who is wrong here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Tim on May 07, 2010, 06:38:51 PM
Almost Famous  ???

I am worried how this will turn out now.....
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 07, 2010, 07:58:47 PM
Bill Nighy!

Indeed. I'm 2/2 so far!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 08, 2010, 07:45:38 AM
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/)
(Michel Gondry, 2004)

Quote from: stevekimes
Because Eternal Sunshine is pretty much a perfect movie.  I know.  I just saw it.  It's really true.

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I think what I like about it is what it made me feel about love and loneliness and memory and such. I think the so-called 'twist' is to make us examine the power that memories have. About all the pain we go through as we search for love.

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All this talk about Sunshine being less than amazing is madness/Sparta.

Quote from: DOOM!!!
Breathtaking movie. It had such symmetry to it, the first act connected to the last act, and so on and so on. The writing was genius, and the performances were sublime and helped to put across the notion of love lost and what love really is better than any other movie I've ever seen. I loved it, top 5 for me right off the bat.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 08, 2010, 08:58:37 AM
First from my ballot to make it. Another one I haven't seen since the first viewing though, which needs to change. Stupid limits on time and resources that make me have to prioritize all these things.

I've seen it three times or more. Hopefully you'll have a Baghead~esque realization when you watch it the second time.

huh, Shaun of the Dead... I should rewatch that and see who is wrong here.

I can tell you who is right, if you know what I'm saying.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 08, 2010, 09:10:12 AM
Eternal Sunshine seems to be as close to a given as you can get in this category.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 08, 2010, 09:12:02 AM
Eternal Sunshine seems to be as close to a given as you can get in this category.

We're all severely overlooking 35 Shots of Rhum, I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 08, 2010, 09:34:02 AM
So great.   It had to be just right in screenplay, direction and performances to pull it off....and that's exactly how it went down...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 08, 2010, 09:35:44 AM
Eternal Sunshine seems to be as close to a given as you can get in this category.

I tried to stop it. Fail. :(
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 08, 2010, 09:44:57 AM
I owe this one a second viewing.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 08, 2010, 10:23:24 AM
First from my ballot to make it. Another one I haven't seen since the first viewing though, which needs to change. Stupid limits on time and resources that make me have to prioritize all these things.

I've seen it three times or more. Hopefully you'll have a Baghead~esque realization when you watch it the second time.

I think you mean Towelhead (which I moved from 5/5 to 3/5 on second watch. Only seen Baghead (2/5) once. Actually, Eternal Sunshine is one that went from 5/5 to 4/5 on second watch and did not get a vote from me for anything. Who knows what Shaun has in store for a rewatch experience.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 08, 2010, 01:46:01 PM
I really love the quotes for each of these.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 08, 2010, 02:49:41 PM
hurm.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 08, 2010, 03:35:20 PM
First from my ballot to make it. Another one I haven't seen since the first viewing though, which needs to change. Stupid limits on time and resources that make me have to prioritize all these things.

I've seen it three times or more. Hopefully you'll have a Baghead~esque realization when you watch it the second time.

I think you mean Towelhead (which I moved from 5/5 to 3/5 on second watch. Only seen Baghead (2/5) once. Actually, Eternal Sunshine is one that went from 5/5 to 4/5 on second watch and did not get a vote from me for anything. Who knows what Shaun has in store for a rewatch experience.

I do mean Towelhead.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 08, 2010, 04:15:16 PM
WALL-E (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/)
(Andrew Stanton, 2008)

Quote from: FifthCityMuse
It's as brilliant as everyone says. I was taken from the very beginning, from the scenes where Wall-E drives over the cockroach and then backs up, afraid he's hurt him, only to have him pop right back up. Also, my heart broke as he visited all the old Wall-E machines to get parts for repairs. That was all it took for me. From then on in I was hooked.

Quote from: Tequila
Awe-inspiring. I really didn't expect to love it this much.

Quote from: Emiliana
What a wonderful film! How can an animated metallic box move me that much? The love story was beautiful in its simplicity, the look of the sequences on earth was amazing. My favourite film of the year so far.

Quote from: smirnoff
After all the high praise I wouldn't have thought it possible to be so pleasantly surprised. Actually that's an understatement. I'm blown away. I haven't felt this sort of a enjoyment from a movie since I was a kid.

Quote from: FLYmeatwad
Wall*E appealed to all the senses a modern film is able to appeal to with little dialogue for most of the film and I was blown away. The film worked on so many levels and the surprise of what would happen next was incredibly engaging. I don't know if I will be able to watch it over and over again, but for at least a one shot film very few, if any, modern animated films can stack up to Wall*E

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 08, 2010, 04:15:37 PM
 :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 08, 2010, 04:16:28 PM
so far I am 2/4 :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 08, 2010, 04:18:02 PM
Outside of Miyazaki this is certainly my favourite animated film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 08, 2010, 04:23:31 PM
Everything going as expected.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 08, 2010, 04:29:07 PM
Love WallE....but I need to watch Eternal again.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 08, 2010, 04:34:32 PM
So far I like them all, but I didn't vote for any of them.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 08, 2010, 04:35:59 PM
So far I like them all, but I didn't vote for any of them.

Funny, they were all on my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Wilson on May 08, 2010, 04:36:02 PM
4/4 so far.

I'm so populist :'( :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 08, 2010, 04:51:01 PM
1/4 so far. Like that surprises anyone. One of these days we'll do something that requires really nasty quotes about beloved films and my name will be all over it ;D (though I like all of the films so far). As for WALL-E, I'm definitely on board with the first 30 minutes but that doesn't carry the rest of the film which largely lost my interest. Fourth best Pixar of the decade IMO. I wonder how many others will make it though.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 08, 2010, 04:54:09 PM
I'm more of a "The Incredibles" kinda guy, but this works alright I guess.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 08, 2010, 04:57:16 PM
Woohoo! Such a beautiful movie.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 08, 2010, 04:59:58 PM
So far I like them all, but I didn't vote for any of them.
Funny, they were all on my ballot.
I voted for Wall-E for animated, but not film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 08, 2010, 05:04:11 PM
wonder if it'll make the cinematography list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 08, 2010, 05:10:53 PM
Out there!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 08, 2010, 05:13:23 PM
wonder if it'll make the cinematography list.
Don't antagonize the rat.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 08, 2010, 05:13:49 PM
The second half of Wall-E removed it from my list of top 50
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 08, 2010, 05:26:10 PM
0/4 so far. I like all of them, but none came close to making my list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 08, 2010, 05:28:53 PM
3/4 so far.  Far more mainstream than I would've expected. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 08, 2010, 05:36:44 PM
2/4 not all that bad.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 08, 2010, 05:52:50 PM
1/4 so far
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 08, 2010, 05:54:22 PM
I think 2/4 made my list. But I like them all, so no complaints.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 08, 2010, 07:46:20 PM
1/4 so far
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 08, 2010, 08:56:42 PM
1/4 so far
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 08, 2010, 09:26:12 PM
wonder if it'll make the cinematography list.

Animated films are not eligible for cinematography.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 08, 2010, 11:34:39 PM
2/4 so far, Eternal Sunshine and Shaun
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: pixote on May 09, 2010, 02:10:40 AM
The twenty films of the 2000s that made our latest Top 100:

9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
30. Before Sunset
31. Wall-E
33. There Will Be Blood
35. No Country for Old Men
36. Yi Yi
39. Pan's Labyrinth
46. Mulholland Dr.
49. Lost in Translation
50. In the Mood for Love
53. Punch Drunk Love
60. City of God
61. High Fidelity
63. Children of Men
66. Spirited Away
71. Almost Famous
78. Requiem for a Dream
85. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The
86. Adaptation
90. Y Tu Mama Tambien

Shaun of the Dead is the biggest surprise so far — though it didn't miss our Top 100 by much, coming in at 105.

So at least one of the films above will miss out on the Top 20 of the decade.  Which will it be?

pixote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 09, 2010, 03:54:14 AM
so there won't be a definitive number one? no There Will Be Blood vs. the 80's?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2010, 08:23:36 AM
Inglorious Bastards (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/)
(Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

Quote from: Junior
I don't think that this film could be any better than it is. Nothing wasn't perfect.

Quote from: thevoid99
I shall never, ever doubt Quentin Tarantino's ability to make a great film ever again. I loved it.  Every moment in that film was flat-out brilliant from that opening scene of Col. Landa at the home LaPadite to everything else.

Quote from: Clovis8
The word is used too often, nonetheless this movie is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.

Quote from: roujin
The scene with Shosanna putting on her makeup is probably the best thing that Quentin has ever done. Along with the shot of the two Basterds firing away in manic glee as everything around them burns. I don't know what look Eli Roth has at the end of that scene but it's almost quasi-orgasmic.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2010, 08:23:52 AM
so there won't be a definitive number one? no There Will Be Blood vs. the 80's?

Nope :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 09, 2010, 10:25:09 AM
I went into IB determined to hate it.  Ten minutes in I already lost that battle...

So glad to see this as one of the top 20
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 09, 2010, 10:46:17 AM
Inglourious Basterds is such an interesting movie. I haven't seen it since opening night - I really should rewatch it. There's a lot to chew on.

2/5 for my picks so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Wilson on May 09, 2010, 10:58:45 AM
woo, 5/5.  You filmspotters do have taste after all ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2010, 11:17:37 AM
I've enjoyed a number of Tarantino films, but it was Inglourious Basterds that finally put one of his films into my top 100 all-time. Now 2/5.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 09, 2010, 11:32:47 AM
2/5 so far. I haven't seen all of Tarantino, but I still don't get Pulp Fiction's love and I remember enjoying but not anywhere near loving the Kill Bill's. Tarantino isn't much my kind of movie, but I did love IB.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 09, 2010, 11:34:08 AM
I'm still of the crazy opinion that IB is Tarantino's best film or something, but yah. I'm happy.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 09, 2010, 11:37:49 AM
After rewatching Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction recently I agree. He's gotten better with every film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2010, 12:01:10 PM
So glad this film made the cut. I'm guessing it will be the most recent film to have made it.

It really is a masterpiece in my opinion and it contains two scenes which will go down in film history as among the greatest of all time.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2010, 12:02:46 PM
So glad this film made the cut. I'm guessing it will be the most recent film to have made it.

Heh, are you considering this revenge for the Filmspot snubbing that it took?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2010, 12:08:11 PM
So glad this film made the cut. I'm guessing it will be the most recent film to have made it.

Heh, are you considering this revenge for the Filmspot snubbing that it took?

indeed :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2010, 12:08:43 PM
I have very little memory of Inglorious Bastards now. I know it was one of those films that never sucked me in. I remember watching it and having that "you are sitting in a theatre, this isn't really happening" feeling. It has cleverly constructed scenes, but for me they didn't mean anything. "These aren't human beings" I thought, "they are just words on a paper, and actors in a studio." I wanted to care about what I was seeing, but didn't.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: pixote on May 09, 2010, 12:32:45 PM
0/5, so far.  Though I didn't vote negatively for any of these, so I guess that's a victory of sorts.

Agree with you very closely on Basterds, smirnoff, though I was still mostly entertained by it, despite the relative lack of engagement.

pixote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 09, 2010, 01:39:23 PM
I really like a lot about Basterds, but I'm sad to say that after a second viewing it hasn't set entirely well with me. The flaws and annoyances I had with it stood out much more, and I couldn't entirely get past them.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 09, 2010, 01:45:35 PM
So glad this film made the cut. I'm guessing it will be the most recent film to have made it.

Heh, are you considering this revenge for the Filmspot snubbing that it took?

indeed :D

Makes me very curious to know if any of the other 2009 Filmspot nominees made the Top 20 or Top 50?!


Best Picture
     Fantastic Mr. Fox — 23.9%
     Inglourious Basterds — 22.4%
     The Hurt Locker — 19.6%
     A Serious Man — 17.4%
     Where the Wild Things Are — 16.7%

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2010, 02:12:10 PM
I don't suppose my switching a vote from Hurt Locker to IB (as that would be how I'd vote now) would have prevented the abomination that occurred.

Hehe, love ferris' faux mystery tease.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2010, 02:43:15 PM
Spirited Away (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/)
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

Quote from: Bondo
It is an incomparably wonderful film.

Quote from: 1SO
I like that Miyazaki doesn't just rewrite the rules of fantasy, he writes an entirely new book with characters that bear no marks of an inspirational source.  Everything in this film is a true original, an endless supply of magic straight from the imagination.  And, as it typical with Miyazaki, there are no true heroes and villains.  Everybody has their good and bad qualities.  Nobody else comes close to creating that kind of well-rounded characterization, in any movie outside of a studio Ghibli film ever.

Quote from: stevekimes
Spirited Away is my all time favorite movie, with none beside it.

Quote from: ferris
So THIS is what a masterpiece looks like! I’m trying to think of an eloquent way to stretch “my jaw was in my lap for two hours” into 3-4 paragraphs!

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2010, 02:45:30 PM
LOL now I have not even seen 2/5 of the top 20! What the hell.  I'm a bad FS'er :(
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 09, 2010, 02:57:24 PM
Somehow not even nominated for Best Score at the Oscars. Joe Hisaishi, as usual, is no small part of what makes this film so great.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2010, 02:57:42 PM
Yay, me saying positive things about a movie. Now up to 3/6 were on my ballot and I enjoy the other three. This is too good to last.

I can't wait to see Spirited Away again in my Great Directors:Miyazaki marathon (it will be the 6th or 7th viewing).
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 09, 2010, 02:59:11 PM
Another one I really need to see again
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 09, 2010, 03:04:49 PM
I think I might have actually voted for Spirited Away...because I have a feeling I'll love it the next time I see it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 09, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
So now I've watched the entire Miyazaki catalog except Ponyo.  While so many of his other films have great elements to them, none coalesce his themes, imagination and beauty of his animation like this one.  It is a true Magnum Opus.  Wow.  Spellchecker says I spelled coalesce right on the first try.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 09, 2010, 03:26:05 PM
So now I've watched the entire Miyazaki catalog except Ponyo.  While so many of his other films have great elements to them, none coalesce his themes, imagination and beauty of his animation like this one.  It is a true Magnum Opus.  Wow.  Spellchecker says I spelled coalesce right on the first try.

Princess Mononoke.

But Spirirted Away is great too.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 09, 2010, 03:53:32 PM
Up to 2/6. IB is meh, way too episodic, too long and generally only ok, not worthy of Best of the Decade. Spirited Away is truly worthy. One of cinemas all time great films.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 09, 2010, 04:01:06 PM
I'm 0 for 6. Spirited Away is the first one that I don't really like at all, but my understanding is that I'm completely wrong about that.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Wilson on May 09, 2010, 04:05:23 PM
5/6 boo.

I really should watch Spirited Away again, last time I tried it was way too late and since then the only memory I associate with it is sending me to sleep.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 09, 2010, 04:29:02 PM
Yea, I had to give it a revisit before I liked it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 09, 2010, 05:12:03 PM
I'm 5/6 and I have no desire to ever see Spirited Away.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 09, 2010, 05:17:08 PM
Really? I didn't see any way that I would like but actually ended up enjoying it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 09, 2010, 05:22:18 PM
I'm 5/6 and I have no desire to ever see Spirited Away.

Your loss
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2010, 06:06:19 PM
I watch Shaun of the Dead. My review is here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.msg448955#msg448955). It's pretty great.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 09, 2010, 09:45:49 PM
Obviously Spirited Away being on the list makes me very, very happy. There's no telling what I might have done should it not have made it. ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 10, 2010, 12:03:38 AM
I have very little memory of Inglorious Bastards now. I know it was one of those films that never sucked me in. I remember watching it and having that "you are sitting in a theatre, this isn't really happening" feeling. It has cleverly constructed scenes, but for me they didn't mean anything. "These aren't human beings" I thought, "they are just words on a paper, and actors in a studio." I wanted to care about what I was seeing, but didn't.
Well-put, smirnoff. This is very much how I feel about it.

2/6 now.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 10, 2010, 12:09:13 AM
everyone ITT seems to hate IB but me. How did it get in the top 20? Clovis pity?  ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: toro913 on May 10, 2010, 12:13:04 AM
IB was on my ballot. 4/6 so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 10, 2010, 12:20:12 AM
everyone ITT seems to hate IB but me. How did it get in the top 20? Clovis pity?  ;)

Does these quotes below look like hate to you?  Sheesh, so sensitive, Clov. :)

I went into IB determined to hate it.  Ten minutes in I already lost that battle...

So glad to see this as one of the top 20
Inglourious Basterds is such an interesting movie. I haven't seen it since opening night - I really should rewatch it. There's a lot to chew on.
woo, 5/5.  You filmspotters do have taste after all ;)
I've enjoyed a number of Tarantino films, but it was Inglourious Basterds that finally put one of his films into my top 100 all-time. Now 2/5.
2/5 so far. I haven't seen all of Tarantino, but I still don't get Pulp Fiction's love and I remember enjoying but not anywhere near loving the Kill Bill's. Tarantino isn't much my kind of movie, but I did love IB.
I'm still of the crazy opinion that IB is Tarantino's best film or something, but yah. I'm happy.
After rewatching Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction recently I agree. He's gotten better with every film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 10, 2010, 12:26:52 AM
Hate was perhaps a strong word. :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 10, 2010, 12:30:26 AM
Hate was perhaps a strong word. :D

I think "everyone" was the wrong word too. ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2010, 05:48:05 AM
City of God (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/)
(Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund, 2002)

Quote from: Junior
City of God is 100% pure grade objective awesomeness.

Quote from: Melvil
Mind = blown. This is a truly great movie. Besides being non-stop gorgeous, it makes incredibly inventive use of every aspect of the presentation, and most impressively while retaining a cohesive feel to the style and without distracting from the story. Really compelling stuff. There's so much going on I'm kinda at a loss to what I could say about it, but there's really nothing that didn't work for me.

Quote from: BlueVoid
My second viewing of this definitely reinforced my love for this film.  It's simply awe-inspiring to behold.  The brutal violence is justified with deep characters and heady material.  There are no lulls and the film engulfs you in this horrible slum world that is City of God.  It is a visual masterpiece, that draws you in with its eye candy and rips you apart with its gut wrenching story.   

Quote from: 1SO
City of God took me to a place I never thought I’d want to go to, told me a story I’d never heard before, and did it with a cinematic style that still feels groundbreaking seven years later.  For me, this is the culmination of everything cinema is capable of.

Quote from: 'Noke
Vibrant, colorful, beautiful, deep, so intricate, so captivating. Pretty much perfect.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 10, 2010, 06:23:22 AM
City of God, among other things, has a perfect structure. Love seeing it in our top 20. I'm 3/7 and without many outs left I feel.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 10, 2010, 06:27:15 AM
3/7 but City of God made my foreign ballot so clearly I like it a lot, as I have all of the four I didn't pick. Sometimes filmspotters know of which they speak.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: amd on May 10, 2010, 07:57:54 AM
I'm 5/6 and I have no desire to ever see Spirited Away.

1/7, and that's Spirited Away. 8)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 10, 2010, 08:49:23 AM
Didn't make my ballot, but I'm pretty happy about seeing this here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2010, 08:49:58 AM
its been too long... can't even remember my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 10, 2010, 08:55:23 AM
I should have used negative votes.  :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 10, 2010, 10:56:03 AM
I love when I'm quoted and I don't remember saying those things. But especially when I read it, and I think, yeah, I totally agree with me!

Glad to see this on here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2010, 10:58:29 AM
I love when I'm quoted and I don't remember saying those things. But especially when I read it, and I think, yeah, I totally agree with me!

lol, nice.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2010, 01:21:51 PM
Memento (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209144/)
(Christopher Nolan, 2000)

Quote from: 1SO
Memento shows the young Chris Nolan to be a naturally gifted storyteller.  He would develop into an even better director, but he has remained one of the cinema’s most gifted and smartest writers and Memento is by leaps and bounds his best screenplay.  In fact, it’s the Best Screenplay of the Decade. This one holds up, and is as Great today as it was a decade ago.

Quote from: 'Noke
One of the greatest movies ever made.

Quote from: stevekimes
I loved this movie. Just awesome.

Quote from: Holly Harry
I would think if one finds the backwards interesting, then they find all of it interesting, because backwards IS the movie. The structure tells you everything about this guy's life. I think it's pretty amazing how Nolan was able to explore the psychology of his subject simply by the revealing of narrative information, and not exposition.

Quote from: saltine
I completely enjoyed it every step of the way.  It had one of those implausible scripts made reasonable by the directorial choices and the fine acting.  I'm never one to try to outguess the whys and hows of a confounding chronology, so maybe that's why I didn't see it coming, but the reveal at the end surprised me in an "ah-ha, now I get it" way.  I'll watch Memento again with family this summer.  I'm sure I'll be just as fascinated as I was the first time through. 
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 10, 2010, 01:36:41 PM
Yah, I don't love the quotes I grabbed for this one. It says a lot about it's detractors that everywhere I looked the people supporting this film were basically defending it from being a "gimmick" film, and that pissed me off emmensely.

Still, 8/8. I'm cool.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 10, 2010, 01:48:23 PM
I'm 4/8 so far.

So far, this is the biggest surprise for me.  I rarely hear people talk favorably about this film here, and the fact that this came out so early in the decade I thought it would be mostly forgotten.

Upon a single viewing back in 2001 it shot to the middle of my top 100 but since then it has dribbled off the bottom of the list - simply because I never did a rewatch and I can't remember any of it now.  

However now with a context for both (then newcomers) Nolan and Guy Pearce, and this high standing among filmspotters, I guess this definitely deserves another watch!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 10, 2010, 01:50:30 PM
(then newcomers) Nolan and Guy Pearce.

*cough* LA Confidential *Cough*
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 10, 2010, 01:52:44 PM
(then newcomers) Nolan and Guy Pearce.

*cough* LA Confidential *Cough*

hmm....thought LA C came after.  "1997" says the google-machine, so you're correct!

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2010, 02:13:21 PM
So far, this is the biggest surprise for me.  I rarely hear people talk favorably about this film here, and the fact that this came out so early in the decade I thought it would be mostly forgotten.

Same here. Very surprised.

I need to see it again.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 10, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
4/8. Second of my top ten of the decade to make the list (following Spirited Away) so obviously these ones count even more. Like Noke I get pretty frustrated by a lot of the slagging this takes. I try not to simply say people who disagree with me are wrong (ok, maybe I don't try that hard) but when people watch this and say "gimmick" I really do think that is factually incorrect.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 10, 2010, 02:23:09 PM
I like Memento, but it didn't quite make my ballot. It's probably the most divisive film on the list so far, I'd say. Veeeeery interesting. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 10, 2010, 02:43:03 PM
I watched Memento the day before I turned in my ballot, so it was fresh in my mind. It really is just as great on a re-watch.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 10, 2010, 02:51:36 PM
My first ugh of the list.  I really felt that the narrative wasn't very compelling on it's own, and because of that, the editing did feel like a gimmick.  And I remember really disliking a couple of the bigger performances... as in... extraordinarily so.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 10, 2010, 02:55:32 PM
So far, this is the biggest surprise for me.  I rarely hear people talk favorably about this film here, and the fact that this came out so early in the decade I thought it would be mostly forgotten.
Same here. Very surprised.
I think its critics tend to be vocal, but it does have a strong base of support.

I remember liking it but I never considered it for my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2010, 03:00:46 PM
I own this in two different versions on DVD... i don't think i've popped in either in 5 years.

also the narrative on its own is what you see.  the proper narrative through line as it is intended is on display onscreen.  the story was not "found in the editing room," like a bowie lyric.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 10, 2010, 03:10:00 PM
Still 1/8. This was the first I really don't think belong in the top 20.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 10, 2010, 03:16:51 PM
Discovering Memento (before I knew about the hype) was amazing. It's pretty much the reason why I'll always go to a Nolan movie in the theatre.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 10, 2010, 03:34:56 PM
I remember liking it but I never considered it for my ballot.
Same.

2/8 so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 10, 2010, 03:39:52 PM
There are films I need to rewatch then there are films that I really don't care to rewatch. This is one of the latter.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2010, 04:03:07 PM
Seems Memento was my #49 - meaning instead of double voting one of my negative that may have been sitting on the line I only singularly voted against them... shame.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 10, 2010, 04:04:29 PM
Seems Memento was my #49 - meaning instead of double voting one of my negative that may have been sitting on the line I only singularly voted against them... shame.

eh?  not sure I follow you?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2010, 04:39:18 PM
Seems Memento was my #49 - meaning instead of double voting one of my negative that may have been sitting on the line I only singularly voted against them... shame.

eh?  not sure I follow you?

it woulda worked better backwards.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 10, 2010, 04:42:54 PM
Wait, this is supposed to be best of the decade, right?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 10, 2010, 04:57:34 PM
Wait, this is supposed to be best of the decade, right?

This is why Memento, Spirited Away and Shaun of the Dead are there, don't know about the others.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 10, 2010, 05:04:31 PM
Yea, I'm in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 10, 2010, 05:15:15 PM
Seems Memento was my #49 - meaning instead of double voting one of my negative that may have been sitting on the line I only singularly voted against them... shame.

eh?  not sure I follow you?

it woulda worked better backwards.

 ::)  sorry i made you explain that
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2010, 05:58:04 AM
Once (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/)
(John Carney, 2006)

Quote from: CSSCHNEIDER
This film bubbles it's so joyous.  The bittersweet nature of it really hit home with me, and the music is incredible.

Quote from: skjerva
Terribly sweet and sometimes beautiful.

Quote from: Dave the Viewer
The music is beautiful, but what truly makes this film so great is the chemistry and performance of the 2 leads. You feel so much for them both.

Quote from: Emiliana
I loved it. What can I say that hasn't already been said? The music is fantastic, I fell in love with the characters, and the story couldn't and shouldn't have unfolded and ended any other way.

Quote from: Clovis8
I have seen it about 15 times now and it literally gives me chills every single time they sing falling slowly. It is a top 10 all time film moment.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 11, 2010, 06:42:26 AM
5/9. Batting over .500 now.

I recently rewatched this and it improved in my opinion. Initially I thought it was an incredible soundtrack with an okay film around it. Having gotten so in touch with the songs in the subsequent couple years, it made the ties between the music and the story stronger and made the relationship that much more powerful.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 06:56:20 AM
I wasn't the least bit shocked that I fell instantly in love with this film...but I continue to be surprised by its universal appeal.  It has me wondering if we arean't just that much more alike than we thought we were.

Nice screen picks there Smirnoff!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2010, 07:18:29 AM
Nice screen picks there Smirnoff!

I think these ones were publicity shots is why they look so good ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2010, 08:24:31 AM
I love this soundtrack. Can literally listen to it on repeat. Showed this to the family and they all fell in love with it as well. Then only afterwards did I reveal that this was a film from across the pond and I had tricked them into watching a foreign film.

But they already knew that. Stupid accents.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 11, 2010, 08:48:45 AM
Finally. I love Once.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 11, 2010, 09:02:23 AM
(then newcomers) Nolan and Guy Pearce.

*cough* LA Confidential *Cough*

Pearce's performance is LA Confidential is pitch perfect.

Quite surprised by these last two.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 11, 2010, 10:38:44 AM
I just didn't get Once.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 10:44:49 AM
I just didn't get Once.


Maybe you should watch it twice

sorry - that was bad
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2010, 10:46:25 AM
Yay, more corny jokes!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 11, 2010, 10:49:59 AM
I just didn't get Once.


Maybe you should watch it twice

sorry - that was bad

 :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 11, 2010, 11:17:33 AM
Hey, another one from my list!

5/9 that were on my list.
2/9 that I liked but didn't consider for my list
1/9 that I haven't seen
1/9 that I didn't like at all.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2010, 11:38:49 AM
Yay, I got one!  Say it to me now!

pixote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 11, 2010, 11:55:38 AM
First one I haven't seen. The beginnings of a new personal marathon!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2010, 11:56:47 AM
Once is nice.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2010, 02:34:38 PM
Mulholland Dr. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/)
(David Lynch, 2001)

Quote from: 1SO
Mulholland Drive is as fresh and exciting now as it was back in 2001. One could see it as the quintessential Lynch film, with everything you would want from him.  Even better, it delivers the kind of Great things you hope for from any movie.

Quote from: sdedalus
I don't know that I can say anything coherent about it right now, but I loved every minute of it. Without a doubt one of the best of the decade.

Quote from: roujin
This film is just so much fun and I love the way that the film locks into place and whips back its narrative with all the doublings and all that awesome shit. It's probably Lynch's most satisfying and fully-formed thingie majigger (maybe also his funniest?). Its statements on Hollywood, other shit, IDENTITY (LOL) and whatever do nothing for me but the way that the film is constructed and shot and all that stuff gets me going in a different million directions. you blow my mind, hey!

Quote from: NedMeier
Mulholland Dr. is one of my all-time favorite films.

Quote from: Corndog
I ended up just writing down a million questions that were raised in my mind, hoping to keep track of what was going on and hoping they would be answered at some point down the line. My questions were never answered. That sort of frustrated me, but I think what Lynch was doing was letting the viewer answer their own questions, which I think I always like those types of movies where you can make it mean what you want it too.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2010, 02:40:41 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2010, 02:42:45 PM
Two in a row, yay!  The 10s are fast becoming the best decade ever!

pixote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 02:49:46 PM
Not on my ballot, but I sure can't complain about seeing it here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 11, 2010, 02:52:25 PM
I just now noticed the existence of this thread, and I would like to point out how I find it funny that I was quoted for Eternal Sunshine, but I never submitted a ballot. So far this list is looking quite reasonable. I still don't get the hard-on for Wall-E, and I don't care for that silly Lynch film, but the rest look good. The only other one I wouldn't put there is Once. Great film. I love it. Not Top 20 of the Decade material really. Good work on this project though, sub-mods!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2010, 02:56:20 PM
Lynch. I don't get this guys movies...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 11, 2010, 02:58:36 PM
Hmm. I just saw it for the first time the other day. Interesting, but it wouldn't have made my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 02:58:41 PM
I just now noticed the existence of this thread

I worried about that.  A lot of people work off of the "Show new replies to your posts" button, but are like me and forget to also check this every once and awhile!

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 11, 2010, 02:59:34 PM
I just now noticed the existence of this thread

I worried about that.  A lot of people work off of the "Show new replies to your posts" button, but are like me and forget to also check this every once and awhile!

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Oh, I only use that. It's just that I somehow ignored this thread. I don't know why. Maybe because I wasn't participating.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2010, 03:04:14 PM
I never submitted a ballot.
Boo hiss.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 03:05:05 PM
I never submitted a ballot.
Boo hiss.

I bet if it were best of the 80s he would!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2010, 03:09:42 PM
A lot of people work off of the "Show new replies to your posts" button...

Narcissists.

pixote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 11, 2010, 03:21:10 PM
A lot of people work off of the "Show new replies to your posts" button...

Narcissists.

pixote

Mirror love is the only kind
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 11, 2010, 03:26:06 PM
I never submitted a ballot.
Boo hiss.

I bet if it were best of the 80s he would!

WOULD I EVER! And you all know what #1 would be!

(Amadeus)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2010, 03:26:45 PM
A lot of people work off of the "Show new replies to your posts" button...

Narcissists.

pixote

Mirror love is the only kind

Guilty.  Too overwhelming otherwise!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 11, 2010, 03:29:20 PM
I never submitted a ballot.
Boo hiss.

I bet if it were best of the 80s he would!

I'd love to see this done for older decades too.  I think the results would be really fascinating.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 11, 2010, 03:34:01 PM
4/10, must see Mulholland Dr
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 11, 2010, 03:41:22 PM
i only click on threads i want to read... i'd need a Lexapro or two otherwise.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 11, 2010, 06:48:03 PM
Not on my ballot, but I sure can't complain about seeing it here.

You better believe I will. Mulholland Dr. is the first film that I actively dislike to make the list. I gave it a 2/5 when I watched it but the sheer scale of love it has received has made me hate it. I'm fine with a film I don't like being liked by others, but I don't like it as much when it is praised as something great at a broad level.

Anyway, 5/10 now.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2010, 07:48:34 PM
4/10
4/10 as well.

May the obscurest man stand at the final tally.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 11, 2010, 07:51:29 PM
I've got you both beat, 3/10.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2010, 08:13:26 PM
2/10
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 11, 2010, 08:20:58 PM
Fire, Walk With Me.

Mulholland Drive, I hope, is one of two films to feature Billy Ray Cyrus to make this list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 11, 2010, 09:56:22 PM
Sounds like we are beat Sam
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2010, 10:08:29 AM
There Will Be Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469494/)
(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

Quote from: FLYmeatwad
Each day I ask myself: "Is this the best film ever made?" Usually the answer is almost always, "Yes, probably."

Quote from: Thor
It looks very pretty, and there were some wonderfully memorable sequences. Loved how the splash of oil on the camera lens at the start and the splash of liquid (dirty water? puke? surely not... milk?) on the lens in the final scene bookended the film. Overall, this was thrilling stuff, and I drank it up.

Quote from: ¡Keith!
Still got chills at several spots but it looks so bad on a small screen - I need an HDTV.

Remains A+ material.

Quote from: Basil
This is a masterpiece.   

Quote from: Junior
This is a masterpiece. It is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Quote from: Emiliana
Daniel Day-Lewis can and should have all the acting awards ever invented on earth.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 12, 2010, 10:19:03 AM
3/11, and I don't think I'll ever understand how such a good, but flawed, film has garnered so much love. Oh well.  :-\
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 12, 2010, 10:19:58 AM
So great! One of my favorites of all time.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 12, 2010, 10:20:49 AM
Another gimme. After I finished watching There Will Be Blood, I immediately knew it was a "great movie". The ambition and execution are both there. PT Anderson comes from a very different perspective than I do, so it's far from a personal favorite, but even I can appreciate the film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2010, 10:21:09 AM
Outside of being visually impressive I didn't get a lot of out this one.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 12, 2010, 10:32:39 AM
Outside of being visually impressive I didn't get a lot of out this one.

It sure ain't no No Country for Old Men.

Nah, TWBB is great. It wouldn't make my top 20, but it's pretty friggin great.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 12, 2010, 10:34:14 AM
10/11. Ain't seen Muholland Drive yet.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 11:05:58 AM
It's one of the few geniune epics of this young century.  Kids being born today will be taught as adults to look back at this film like our generation looks at The Godfather
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 12, 2010, 11:19:27 AM
It's one of the few geniune epics of this century.  Kids being born today will be taught as adults to look back at this film like our generation looks at The Godfather

Ok, but then what is this generations Money Pit? Marley and Me?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 11:21:29 AM
It's one of the few geniune epics of this century.  Kids being born today will be taught as adults to look back at this film like our generation looks at The Godfather

Ok, but then what is this generations Money Pit? Marley and Me?

Easy:  Stuck on You.

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 12, 2010, 11:55:39 AM
It's one of the few geniune epics of this century.  Kids being born today will be taught as adults to look back at this film like our generation looks at The Godfather

Ok, but then what is this generations Money Pit? Marley and Me?

Easy:  Stuck on You.



No, this generation's The Money Pit also needs to have four syllables and end on a consonant. Relatively short, yet still rhythmic and ending on a definitely strong point. That way it sounds that much more direct, absolute and ridiculous.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2010, 12:05:27 PM
I saw There Will Be Blood in theaters twice, I think. Maybe three times. In two and a half, almost three years, I have chased the feeling that I had after watching this conclude. Whether in or out of a theater. I sat in awe of what I had witnessed. I became a sea of excitement, a river of admiration, a pond of useless metaphors. No other film has ever left me feeling the way There Will Be Blood has, not even Dr. Strangelove, and I fear that continuing to hope to ever experience that feeling again is basically a futile endeavor.
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Post by: StarCarly on May 12, 2010, 12:43:48 PM
Another gimme. After I finished watching There Will Be Blood, I immediately knew it was a "great movie". The ambition and execution are both there. PT Anderson comes from a very different perspective than I do, so it's far from a personal favorite, but even I can appreciate the film.

Same here. It is great enough to transcend my biases against the genre.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 12, 2010, 12:46:01 PM
What genre is that?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 12, 2010, 12:46:25 PM
5/11, and I don't think I'll ever understand how such a bad, bad film has garnered so much love. Oh well.  :-\

FYP and also, there is not one person in this film who resembles a real human being. Just the kind of human beings actors conjure up when they want to look all big and dramatic...and win Oscars.

I guess the whole thing begs the question. PT Anderson, overrated director or most overrated director?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2010, 01:22:45 PM
Overrated, just. ;)

To be serious though, I too don't quite understand the love for this film. It's my least favourite of all PTA's work (none of which I LOVE).

Really Enjoy:
Boogie Nights
Punch Drunks Love

Okay:
Hard Eight
Magnolia

Ugh:
There Will Be Blood


He's obviously a very talented director. It's just that his thing isn't really my thing.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2010, 01:53:35 PM
5/11, and I don't think I'll ever understand how such a bad, bad film has garnered so much love. Oh well.  :-\

FYP and also, there is not one person in this film who resembles a real human being. Just the kind of human beings actors conjure up when they want to look all big and dramatic...and win Oscars.

I guess the whole thing begs the question. PT Anderson, overrated director or most overrated director?

characters > people.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 02:09:15 PM
5/11, and I don't think I'll ever understand how such a bad, bad film has garnered so much love. Oh well.  :-\

FYP and also, there is not one person in this film who resembles a real human being. Just the kind of human beings actors conjure up when they want to look all big and dramatic...and win Oscars.

I guess the whole thing begs the question. PT Anderson, overrated director or most overrated director?

Get that hate out Bondo!  :)  Clense yourself of it!!

Need a bowling pin for this?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 12, 2010, 02:36:03 PM
Overrated, just. ;)

To be serious though, I too don't quite understand the love for this film. It's my least favourite of all PTA's work (none of which I LOVE).

This.

For me it would go Boogie Nights>Magnolia>Punch Drunk Love>>>>>>>>>>>>There Will Be Blood. So yeah, I'm being a little facetious (I was referencing Stephen Colbert's question about Bush "great President or greatest President"). I like three of the four films of his I've seen. I don't love any (I'd rate them between 3.5-4 out of 5) but I appreciate them. That Magnolia won the 90s US bracket doesn't bother me greatly. If we were here talking about Punch Drunk Love I wouldn't have much to say.

I just don't understand this film in particular. It is the one that most baffled me in the decade (so it is best of the decade in something). I don't find the story particularly meaningful. It is a rather uninteresting story glossed up by hammy acting and a few unrealistic turns. It doesn't speak to me in any way. I don't feel it tells me anything about humanity (because I don't buy the people in the story as humans).

I guess to sum it up, this movie irritated me so much it has put me off milkshakes.

/Bondohatestorm
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 12, 2010, 03:01:03 PM
By contrast, it's the only P.T.A. I actually like. The rest of his work I'm apathetic or worse.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 12, 2010, 03:06:54 PM
It's not my favorite PTA movie, but it's up there. Made my ballot.

The list would've felt wrong without it, honestly. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
I don't just love it.... I savor it.  every scene, every piece of dialog.  Watching it is like putting on a warm sweater on a cold day.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 12, 2010, 03:32:56 PM
The stunning aspect of There Will Be Blood is not its ability to weave a complex narrative, but rather its ability to use this narrative to go beyond the central themes and offer insight into specific aspects of humanity as a whole. I do not know if the rest of PTA's films do this, certainly aspects are present in the two others I have seen but I have not watched either enough times to make any substantive claims; still, There Will Be Blood certainly encapsulates parts of the human condition.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 12, 2010, 04:12:11 PM
I want to clarify, I don't hate TWBB, I greatly dislike Dano's attempt at a performance, I simply find it to be only a good film, and easily the worst of all of PTA's work.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 12, 2010, 04:22:17 PM
4/11, must see There Will Be Blood
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Jared on May 12, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
life got too busy and I never submitted anything, but right now (11 movies present) there are 7 that would have been among my top 50, 2 "mhehs", and two I wouldve voted against to game the list a bit.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 04:59:13 PM
life got too busy and I never submitted anything, but right now (11 movies present) there are 7 that would have been among my top 50, 2 "mhehs", and two I wouldve voted against to game the list a bit.

one of my dad's favorite lines growing up was "the world is run by people who show up for the meeting".  Not sure what made me think of that?  ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 12, 2010, 05:08:10 PM
life got too busy and I never submitted anything, but right now (11 movies present) there are 7 that would have been among my top 50, 2 "mhehs", and two I wouldve voted against to game the list a bit.

one of my dad's favorite lines growing up was "the world is run by people who show up for the meeting".  Not sure what made me think of that?  ;)

you should tell your dad nothing has ever been accomplished in a meeting.  ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 12, 2010, 05:20:30 PM
There Will Be Blood was on my ballot. I think I'm up to 3 now.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 12, 2010, 05:58:28 PM
There Will Be Blood, really on its own mantle along with Pulp Fiction, Raging Bull, The Godfather, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Seven Samurai & Citizen Kane, THE FILM OF THE DECADE.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 12, 2010, 06:34:41 PM
We've chosen the wrong PTA film (unless it shows up later)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 12, 2010, 07:48:45 PM
Punch-Drunk Love (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272338/)
(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)

Quote from: StarCarly
A 95 minute excuse to play with color, in a good way. It's so beautiful and surprisingly moving.

Quote from: ferris
I stumbled on this having no idea who PTA was and was expecting a "50-First Dates" banal comedy - and was FLOORED.  Love this film.  

Quote from: Corndog
This was delightful and terrific. Just outstanding film making. The tone, the acting, the dialogue, the camera, it all seemed right for the story that PTA was telling here. It was comedic at all the right times, moving and stirring and jarring at the right times too. It was just a lot of fun to watch!

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Yet another PT Anderson film that I really loved.

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Post by: Melvil on May 12, 2010, 07:51:01 PM
Wasn't on my list, but yay!

We've chosen the wrong PTA film (unless it shows up later)

That was a short lived mystery.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 12, 2010, 07:56:11 PM
PDL didn't make my ballot but it is a great film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 12, 2010, 07:57:48 PM
Punch-Drunk Love makes art out of lens flares. JJ Abrams probably creamed himself. I know I did.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 12, 2010, 08:02:04 PM
Ugh. That is all.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 12, 2010, 08:03:42 PM
3/12, PDL didn't make my list, but it's good to have an actual great PTA film make it at least.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 12, 2010, 08:09:36 PM
Yay! Such a great film and fitting that the two PTA films were shared back to back. Was this intentional?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 08:27:24 PM
Yay! Such a great film and fitting that the two PTA films were shared back to back. Was this intentional?

nope!   just kinda happened that way.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 08:28:37 PM
I don't remember my quote, but that certainly sums up my experience.  I think this was the first film I watched after signing up for the Filmspotting Forums.  Not sure which was the good omen for which?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 12, 2010, 09:17:38 PM
5/12. That is all.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: BlueVoid on May 12, 2010, 09:19:49 PM
I was not a fan of PDL at all.  Just don't get the hype.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: toro913 on May 12, 2010, 09:50:01 PM
8/12, seen all of them so far
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Post by: BlueVoid on May 12, 2010, 09:53:36 PM
8/12, seen all of them so far

Oh hey!  I knew I knew that name.  Your one of my few friends on flickchart.

*waves*
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Post by: ferris on May 12, 2010, 09:54:16 PM
7 of 12 of these were on my top 50 ballot so far, and I've seen all but one.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 12, 2010, 09:58:11 PM
6 of my 20 so far, other films all good, maybe too popular (Spirited Away, i don' think its Miyazaki's best) though Lynch & Crowe have there best works ever this decade and in this list, we jsut need some Almodovar now, the third great director of decade.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2010, 10:40:56 PM
PTA batted 1000 this decade... thats awesome.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 12, 2010, 11:40:50 PM
I'm batting .077.  LMFAO.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 12, 2010, 11:51:01 PM
I'm batting .077.  LMFAO.

now... what % were you expecting? ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2010, 12:01:41 AM
I got three in there so far. I expect two more.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 13, 2010, 12:39:50 AM
4/12, need to see 4/12
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 13, 2010, 04:37:24 AM
I'm batting .077.  LMFAO.

now... what % were you expecting? ;)

.100 to .150
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 13, 2010, 05:48:52 AM
No Country For Old Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0477348/)
(Ethan & Joel Coen, 2007)

Quote from: chesterfilms
It's amazing. I'm gonna need to think about it a bit more and write my thoughts. Really really amazing.

Quote from: Clovis8
Wow I loved this movie. I think it might be on my top 10 all time best list.

Quote from: roujin
Last night as I exited from the theater I was having doubts about the ending. It felt too sudden. I didn't know what to think. I also wondered about the mental state that I was in while watching this movie. Then I realized, I absolutely had to see this movie again.

Quote from: Smirnoff
The dialogue has a poetic quality that manages to still sound natural. Just a great movie on every level.

Quote from: Melvil
The imagery is just so amazing.

Quote from: ses593
I just saw this movie tonight and was blown away. 

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I nearly stopped breathing. I dunno what happens to make it so powerful.  It was dark, chilling, glossy, quiet, steady.  I loved it.
   
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Post by: chardy999 on May 13, 2010, 05:52:15 AM
Ugh. That is all.

+1

Punch Drunk Love is unbearable. Can't believe I forgot to negative vote this one.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 13, 2010, 06:05:12 AM
NCFOM, the best best picture ever even though it didn't outright deserve the win over TWBB.

By the way, on Spirited Away, my backhander 'why does everybody love the one Miyazaki film that has a bad english dub'

come on Porco, Miyazaki #best #1
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 13, 2010, 06:09:52 AM
5/13. I don't hate No Country but I do find it overrated (third or fourth best Coen Bros of the decade), largely because the ending is terrible. Though apparently McCarthy is to blame on that account.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 13, 2010, 06:10:51 AM
On Spirited Away:

It's not a bad dub.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 13, 2010, 06:22:31 AM
NCFOM, the best best picture ever even though it didn't outright deserve the win over TWBB.

By the way, on Spirited Away, my backhander 'why does everybody love the one Miyazaki film that has a bad english dub'

come on Porco, Miyazaki #best #1

No Country is the far better picture, it deserved that win, even if it wasn't the best picture of 2007, that would be Eastern Promises.

Who cares if the dub was bad? The dub isn't the actual version of the picture that matters, so I certainly don't.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 13, 2010, 08:10:19 AM
Another one I really should see.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 13, 2010, 08:35:40 AM
By the way, on Spirited Away, my backhander 'why does everybody love the one Miyazaki film that has a bad english dub'

come on Porco, Miyazaki #best #1

You're a good man, I enjoy how you fight the good fight. I have recently put Totoro at the top, but Porco is a close second.

Also, NCfOM is the wrong Coen Brothers film. It doesn't even have George Clooney!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 13, 2010, 08:49:25 AM
No Country!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2010, 09:04:44 AM
No Country!

Hey, another thing we have in common! We are both anarchists!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2010, 09:49:52 AM
So I guess this means we won't see A Serious Man.

Lame.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 10:09:07 AM
This is in my personal all-time Top 20.  As I look at that list, it may be one of one two films from that list that I wouldn't change ONE MINUTE of.  It is as perfect a film as was ever made.  (The Incredibles being the other one.  They rank #13 and #7 respectively)

I love the fact the Coens had both the balls and the weight in hollywood to keep McCarthy's ending the way it was.  Otherwise it would compromise the core lesson of the film...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 13, 2010, 10:24:23 AM
Cormac McCarthy <3
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2010, 10:48:21 AM
roujin is loving so many films on this list!  :)

2007 roujin was such a cute boy.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 13, 2010, 11:04:40 AM
I hope ferris shrinks at his words in time... No Country is a damn mess. And in fairness Fargo and A Serious Man are almost montys for my next top 100.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 13, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
That hotel scene is p.e.r.f.e.c.t. The Coens are just amazing.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 13, 2010, 05:33:33 PM
Amelie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211915/)
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Quote from: UberGeekyGirl
I love this movie. Its in my top 10 definitely.

Quote from: Corndog
This has quickly shot up my favorite films list because it is just my kind of film. Charming, happy, gorgeous (Bruno Delbonnel as Director of Photography), and just strange enough to make it interesting too. I am ready to go out, live life and love everyone I see.

Quote from: 'Noke
I adore Amelie, it is utterly charming and amazing and all other superlatives.

Quote from: Clovis8
This film is pure joy. It is beautiful to look at with some really nice directorial touches. Tatou is perfect as Amelie. I want to marry her. Some people have criticized it for being too sanitized and sentimental. I, for one, wish the world worked more like this.

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It's just so wonderful.
   
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Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 05:37:47 PM
A gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous film.  Story and characters are pretty good too.  Worthy of this top 20.  Made my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 13, 2010, 05:38:59 PM
My sister's favourite film last time I checked. I like it a lot too. Not really something I'd consider for any of my lists, but great nonetheless.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 13, 2010, 05:39:58 PM
Weee, so awesome. 3/14 :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2010, 05:41:56 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2010, 05:44:20 PM
Battin' .500. I can live with that.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 05:47:35 PM
I can't remember if Amelie made my ballot. I do like it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 13, 2010, 06:02:52 PM
4/14
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 13, 2010, 06:03:54 PM
5/14 (hit a bit of a skit). Amelie made my foreign language list but didn't crack my best film ballot, so clearly I do like it a good bit.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 06:17:42 PM
I can't remember if Amelie made my ballot. I do like it.

nope. 

But it made your foreign language.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 06:21:07 PM
Thanks, ferris. You're enabling my laziness.  :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2010, 06:25:43 PM
I don't remember this movie but I'm assuming I think it's good.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 13, 2010, 06:33:58 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.

8/14 that were on my list.
3/14 that I liked but didn't consider for my list
1/14 that I haven't seen (City of God)
2/14 that I didn't like at all (Memento, Punch Drunk Love)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 13, 2010, 06:34:16 PM
For me, Amelie is a little heavy on sentiment, charm, and whimsy.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2010, 06:39:24 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.
It just means you aren't a shameless quote whore. Take pride in it! ;D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 13, 2010, 06:41:58 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.
It just means you aren't a shameless quote whore. Take pride in it! ;D

I resent that statement. I have luckily been quoted a few times here and I can remember for the top spots of the Top100 simply because I didn't start watching movies a lot until last year so I am catching up with all the "Top" films and therefore have the most recent comments to take from most times. It's a good syndrome.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 13, 2010, 07:48:59 PM
13/14. do i have the best record so far?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2010, 07:51:15 PM
You're a filmspotter's filmspotter.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 13, 2010, 07:56:10 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.
It just means you aren't a shameless quote whore. Take pride in it! ;D

I think the quotes are only coming from one particular thread so...
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 08:04:00 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.

awwwww....sorry man .  It's a bit of an inexact science!

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 13, 2010, 08:11:39 PM
No Country: Well, obviously! I do love it.

Amelie: I really need to see this again. I don't remember it well enough to say much about it, but it seems like I should love it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 13, 2010, 08:23:45 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.

You will be.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 08:36:04 PM
Someday I'll be quoted.  Someday.

You will be.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 13, 2010, 09:11:04 PM
Pretty sure I'll shoot 0 for 6 the rest of way with an outside chance of going 1 for 6.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 09:17:14 PM
ok.  There are now SIX slots left!

Predictions?  Who can go 6/6?!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 13, 2010, 09:18:09 PM
ok.  There are now SIX slots left!

Who wants to predict the last 6?  

I want to see who can guess 6/6!


I bet you I could!  :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 13, 2010, 09:30:30 PM
Predictions?  Who can go 6/6?!

Depends.  What was the ruling on trilogies?  That is, did votes for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy count?  Or were only separate votes for the three films allowed?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 09:36:28 PM
Predictions?  Who can go 6/6?!

Depends.  What was the ruling on trilogies?  That is, did votes for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy count?  Or were only separate votes for the three films allowed?

For Kill Bill and LOTR they were handled as different films in the "Best Film Category".  For Che, votes for both parts were handled as a vote for the whole.  I can't comment on the other categories until later.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 13, 2010, 09:48:54 PM
Predictions?  Who can go 6/6?!

Depends.  What was the ruling on trilogies?  That is, did votes for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy count?  Or were only separate votes for the three films allowed?

For Kill Bill and LOTR they were handled as different films in the "Best Film Category".  For Che, votes for both parts were handled as a vote for the whole.  I can't comment on the other categories until later.

Okay, my prediction:

-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
-Children of Men
-Before Sunset
-The Hurt Locker
-Adaptation
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 09:56:11 PM
Predictions?  Who can go 6/6?!
Remind me what we have so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 13, 2010, 09:57:15 PM
Go to the beginning of this thread lazy. :p
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 1SO on May 13, 2010, 10:00:25 PM
The Incredibles
Lost in Translation
Traffic
United 93
The New World
Zodiac
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 10:01:06 PM
Go to the beginning of this thread lazy. :p
Oops, sorry. I didn't know that was there.  :-[
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 10:03:32 PM
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zodiac
Before Sunset
Lost in Translation
Children of Men
Fellowship of the Ring
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 13, 2010, 10:07:38 PM
Year One
Night at the Museum
Amelia
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
The Pacifier
Freddy Vs. Jason
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 13, 2010, 10:11:54 PM
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Children of Men
Before Sunset
Lost in Translation
In the Mood For Love
The Incredibles


I think ferris has inside information.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 13, 2010, 10:15:01 PM
Good call on these:

The Royal Tenenbaums
Lost in Translation

I think Zodiac is excellent (just missed my top 10), but I think Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Wrestler, and The Kill Bills are far more likely to make it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2010, 10:33:01 PM
Yeah, Zodiac is a bad bet.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 13, 2010, 10:54:56 PM
I'm still waiting for the surprise appearance of Speed Racer.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 13, 2010, 11:47:22 PM
Pan's Labyrinth
In the Mood for Love
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Dark Knight
Before Sunset
Synecdoche, NY
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 14, 2010, 12:02:25 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zodiac High Fidelity
Before Sunset
Lost in Translation
Children of Men
Fellowship of the Ring
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 14, 2010, 12:09:42 AM
Year One
Night at the Museum
Amelia
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
The Pacifier
Freddy Vs. Jason

There's an implication here that Year One is not a good film, which is a fallacy.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 14, 2010, 12:53:33 AM
the 2nd time a directors 2nd best film has made list, though Amelie is one hell of a film, i just think in 10 years MICMACS will be go down on Jeunet's creme de la creme, Amelis is actually my 20th fav film of decade, my 9th on this list, could get 75% if last six are Talk to Her, Adaptation, Children of Men, Oldboy, The Dark Knight and The Departed, or Bad Education/The Prestige/Micmacs/Before Night Falls/And Your Mother Too.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 14, 2010, 01:02:06 AM
Still holding out hope for a surprise appearance by Miami Vice.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 14, 2010, 01:34:02 AM
flieger needs roujin.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2010, 05:48:56 AM
Children of Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/)
(Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)

Quote from: Steven O. Selsnik
If you have not seen this movie, SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!

Quote from: matt the movie watcher
My second viewing, it’s still awesome. Objectively so in fact.

Quote from: 'Noke
Cinematography, Acting, Writing, all done beautifully, all done to perfection. A masterpiece in everyway.

Quote from: winrit
The camera work both draws you in and keeps you at a distance, like an observer.  The technique led to me crying very suddenly and at unexpected moments.  It's the best dystopia I've seen put to film in a very long time. 

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I just finished watching this film and WOW. The whole film screams quality to me in a way that few other recent films have. 
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 14, 2010, 07:41:06 AM
4/15, I love it, but I haven't watched it in a few years so I left it off my list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2010, 08:56:12 AM
CoM is a pretty great film and I enjoyed a lot it both times I watched it but for some reason I don't feel it's quite top 20 material.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 14, 2010, 09:15:03 AM
6/15.

Children of Men is my favorite film of the decade and my second favorite film of all time. Things would have gotten ugly if it didn't make the cut. One of the most perfect films...it just excels on every level.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 14, 2010, 09:15:21 AM
Easy Top 20 material for me. Haunting and an amazing performance by Clive Owen
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 14, 2010, 09:23:04 AM
13/14. do i have the best record so far?

Probably would be 14/14 if you'd seen them all, yeah? Sicko.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Going 13 for 14 is amazing.


I'm 4 for 14. Shaun, No Country, Spirited Away, Wall-E
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 14, 2010, 09:33:14 AM
the 2nd time a directors 2nd best film has made list, though Amelie is one hell of a film, i just think in 10 years MICMACS will be go down on Jeunet's creme de la creme

most people haven't seen it yet though so it would have a hard time making it. I do look forward to it making my top 50 of the 2010s though!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2010, 09:38:16 AM
7 of 14 for me.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Wilson on May 14, 2010, 10:07:59 AM
I'm 13/14 too, stupid Spirited Away.  I tried rewatching it a few days ago and fell asleep after 10 minutes again, it just doesn't excite me in the slightest. :(
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 14, 2010, 11:16:14 AM
13/14. do i have the best record so far?

Probably would be 14/14 if you'd seen them all, yeah? Sicko.

True :D. You never know though. I could hate Mulholand Drive.

14/15. Though only one of the remaining five films made my top 50.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Jared on May 14, 2010, 01:41:04 PM
I'm 13/14 too, stupid Spirited Away.  I tried rewatching it a few days ago and fell asleep after 10 minutes again, it just doesn't excite me in the slightest. :(

for some reason Miyazaki's 2 most highly regarded works were an absolute slog for me, like I was doing homework or something by watching them.

that said, Ive seen all his other movies except Castle in the Sky and they were an absolute delight. He is a truly great director, and his only weak spots in my mind are his "best" films. Bizarre.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 14, 2010, 01:43:19 PM
Cool, I got a pull quote.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2010, 02:25:45 PM
The Lives of Others (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/)
(Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)

Quote from: skjerva
it really resonated with me

Quote from: choatime
Excellent.  Such a great film.  Ulrich Muhe is superb, and I'll definitely look for Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's work in the future.

Quote from: Fugee
Oh yeah, now I remember why I love foreign films

Quote from: CSSCHNEIDER
Astounding.  One of the greatest films of the decade, one of the best films I've seen in years. 

Quote from: Tim
Ulrich Mühe was such a brilliant actor who died far too young (54) only 4 months after The Lives of Others received the Oscar. It must have been very hard psychologically for him to relive his past. He grew up in East Berlin, and even had to serve as a border guard along the Berlin wall as his compulsory military duty after finishing high school. He was released early from this duty because the stress of the job was giving him stomach ulcers. After this he studied theatre and became an actor. He was against the GDR. He was under constant surveillance, and associated with many people he found out later to be informants. He has suffered interrogations. This role was not about playing a role, it was about revisiting his own past. You can just see that he is living again in that place during the film.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 14, 2010, 02:28:06 PM
You are consistantly selecting fantastic screenshots for these!  :)

Great to see this film as a favorite.  It's a bit of a surprise but I'm very glad to see it
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 14, 2010, 02:42:22 PM
Hmm, didn't realize this was so widely loved. I'll have to see it!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 14, 2010, 02:44:24 PM
Another one I have not seen! I suck.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2010, 02:45:03 PM
I wish I'd liked it more (or at all). I was sure surprised to see it make the top 20.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 14, 2010, 02:46:29 PM
The first of the top 20 that I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2010, 03:00:43 PM
Yay, so great! I didn't expect this one to make it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 14, 2010, 03:27:56 PM
9 for 16

what does the remaining 4 have in store... Requiem perhaps? LiT? Oldboy? LOTR? Kauffman? Anderson? Greengrass?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 14, 2010, 04:06:34 PM
Yay, so great! I didn't expect this one to make it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: frantastical on May 14, 2010, 05:09:37 PM
9 of 16 as well.

So happy to see The Lives of Others make it.  It's absolutely one of my all-time favorites, and incredibly moving.  One of those movies that I force upon people - especially people who "don't want to read subtitles."
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 14, 2010, 05:16:03 PM
6/16

Still prefer The Class from that year's Oscar nominees but it is a good film. I still think I'm only at two films on the list I dislike (the two I gave negative votes to natch).
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 14, 2010, 05:28:28 PM
The Class was 2008, The Lives of Others was 2006.

14/16. Made my top 75, but not my top 50. Still a movie I love though.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: toro913 on May 14, 2010, 06:04:27 PM
11/16, seen all of them and like all of them. We need more contentious movies in the top 20.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 14, 2010, 06:05:09 PM
The Class was 2008, The Lives of Others was 2006.

Oops, wrong upset...Pan's is the film that lost to The Lives of Others.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2010, 06:07:13 PM
It did?

Balls.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 14, 2010, 06:18:27 PM
11/16, seen all of them and like all of them. We need more contentious movies in the top 20.

my hope was this list would establish a "cannon" of sorts.  The list so far seems to be just that.   We'll see what the final four have in store!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 14, 2010, 06:23:29 PM
It did?

Balls.

deservedly so.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 14, 2010, 07:03:32 PM
Lives of Others is a given the some of the more light films on this list, as long as Pan's Labyrinth makes the list as well it won't feel like an oscar snub here on the filmspot forums, Children of Men definitely great choice my #19, wouldn't be surprised if we have one of the four big year 2000 foreign films: Ameros Perros, Crouching Tiger, Yi Yi, In the Mood for Love.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 14, 2010, 10:10:00 PM
4/16, The Lives Of Others is a fine film, but it didn't make my list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 15, 2010, 06:05:46 AM
Yay, so great! I didn't expect this one to make it.
Great pick, filmspotters might know something after all :)
4/16.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 15, 2010, 08:32:50 AM
Yi Yi, In the Mood for Love.

At least one of these films will be on the list. My guess would be the latter. I don't get WKW.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 15, 2010, 08:50:25 AM
Before Sunset (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/)
(Richard Linklater, 2004)

Quote from: ses593
I love that movie so much.

Quote from: DOOM!!!
Amazing movie, one of the best sequels I've ever seen. It's fun, and interesting, to watch these two characters discuss the same things but now with a different perspective, or to notice how they have moved beyond certain topics and into new areas as they grow older. I loved the camera work, and I loved the ending, I loved the movie.

Quote from: Bondo
Top 25 all time.

Quote from: ferris
Loved this film.  I could go on and on. Practically perfect.  Brilliant script.  Figures to have a long life on my top 100 for years to come.

Quote from: smirnoff
Does it get any better than this? I mean really. My expectations were pretty high, but this film exceeded them in every way. I feel like I've just seen a colour I never knew existed or something. It's that different and refreshing.

Quote from: Clovis8
Great art becomes part of one's life. It effects us in ways we cannot describe. We carry it with us, like an emotional touchstone. In some cases we measure our lives against it. For me, no painting, sculpture, novel, or film can measure up to Before Sunset, in this sense.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 15, 2010, 08:50:50 AM
Quote from: Clovis8
P.S. well its lesser to Before Sunset but then everything is!  ;)

Quote from: Clovis8
Now watch Before Sunset, it's even better!

Quote from: Clovis8
I could never respect someone's film opinion if they hated Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite movies of all time are Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

Quote from: Clovis8
I really hope they decide to continue making a film in the series, every 10 years. I would love to see them grow old together.

Quote from: Clovis8
So glad you loved Sunset. It is still my favourite film of all time!

Quote from: Clovis8
The films ends with my favorite final scene and line of all time.

Quote from: Clovis8
I will defend it to the death as the best ending in film history!

Quote from: Clovis8
It is the most truthful film about love I have ever seen and maybe will ever be made.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite films; Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
never seen it? You are so lucky. I want to watch it right now too.

Quote from: Clovis8
The final scene in Before Sunset is easily the best scene of the decade.

Quote from: Clovis8
I love Sunset more, mostly because I really think the ending is perfect.

Quote from: Clovis8
Quote from: lotr-sam0711
See Before Sunrise twice and Before Sunset never. Before Sunset reflects Hollywood's asinine tendencies to take any film that leaves something to imagination and destroy it entirely in the next film.

I think this post wins for the most ridiculous and patently false thing ever posted on the forum, maybe any forum, or the entire Internet.  It might be the silliest most incorrect statement ever written or spoken in all of recorded history, perhaps prehistory as well.

Quote from: Clovis8
Linklater made the best film of the decade.

Quote from: Clovis8
If any films ever demanded you subjective feelings it's these too. They are purely about emotion. Screw objectivity!  ;D

Quote from: Clovis8
This is the only film I love unconditionally.

Quote from: Clovis8
my favorite film, Before Sunset

Quote from: Clovis8
My favorite film of all time is Before Sunset
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2010, 09:03:10 AM
Hey, I finally got quoted.  :P

At least it was a negative opinion.  8)

But I actually voted for this one clovis, so there.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 15, 2010, 09:07:15 AM
Quote from: Clovis8
P.S. well its lesser to Before Sunset but then everything is!  ;)

Quote from: Clovis8
Now watch Before Sunset, it's even better!

Quote from: Clovis8
I could never respect someone's film opinion if they hated Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite movies of all time are Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

Quote from: Clovis8
I really hope they decide to continue making a film in the series, every 10 years. I would love to see them grow old together.

Quote from: Clovis8
So glad you loved Sunset. It is still my favourite film of all time!

Quote from: Clovis8
The films ends with my favorite final scene and line of all time.

Quote from: Clovis8
I will defend it to the death as the best ending in film history!

Quote from: Clovis8
It is the most truthful film about love I have ever seen and maybe will ever be made.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite films; Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
never seen it? You are so lucky. I want to watch it right now too.

Quote from: Clovis8
The final scene in Before Sunset is easily the best scene of the decade.

Quote from: Clovis8
I love Sunset more, mostly because I really think the ending is perfect.

Quote from: Clovis8
Quote from: lotr-sam0711
See Before Sunrise twice and Before Sunset never. Before Sunset reflects Hollywood's asinine tendencies to take any film that leaves something to imagination and destroy it entirely in the next film.

I think this post wins for the most ridiculous and patently false thing ever posted on the forum, maybe any forum, or the entire Internet.  It might be the silliest most incorrect statement ever written or spoken in all of recorded history, perhaps prehistory as well.

Quote from: Clovis8
Linklater made the best film of the decade.

Quote from: Clovis8
If any films ever demanded you subjective feelings it's these too. They are purely about emotion. Screw objectivity!  ;D

Quote from: Clovis8
This is the only film I love unconditionally.

Quote from: Clovis8
my favorite film, Before Sunset

Quote from: Clovis8
My favorite film of all time is Before Sunset

 :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 15, 2010, 09:28:44 AM
Whee!

7/17
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 15, 2010, 10:03:55 AM
Quote from: Clovis8
P.S. well its lesser to Before Sunset but then everything is!  ;)

Quote from: Clovis8
Now watch Before Sunset, it's even better!

Quote from: Clovis8
I could never respect someone's film opinion if they hated Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite movies of all time are Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

Quote from: Clovis8
I really hope they decide to continue making a film in the series, every 10 years. I would love to see them grow old together.

Quote from: Clovis8
So glad you loved Sunset. It is still my favourite film of all time!

Quote from: Clovis8
The films ends with my favorite final scene and line of all time.

Quote from: Clovis8
I will defend it to the death as the best ending in film history!

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It is the most truthful film about love I have ever seen and maybe will ever be made.

Quote from: Clovis8
two of my favorite films; Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.

Quote from: Clovis8
never seen it? You are so lucky. I want to watch it right now too.

Quote from: Clovis8
The final scene in Before Sunset is easily the best scene of the decade.

Quote from: Clovis8
I love Sunset more, mostly because I really think the ending is perfect.

Quote from: Clovis8
Quote from: lotr-sam0711
See Before Sunrise twice and Before Sunset never. Before Sunset reflects Hollywood's asinine tendencies to take any film that leaves something to imagination and destroy it entirely in the next film.

I think this post wins for the most ridiculous and patently false thing ever posted on the forum, maybe any forum, or the entire Internet.  It might be the silliest most incorrect statement ever written or spoken in all of recorded history, perhaps prehistory as well.

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Linklater made the best film of the decade.

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If any films ever demanded you subjective feelings it's these too. They are purely about emotion. Screw objectivity!  ;D

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This is the only film I love unconditionally.

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my favorite film, Before Sunset

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My favorite film of all time is Before Sunset

QFT!  ;D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 15, 2010, 10:10:28 AM
This is a pretty good film, but it's no Me and Orson Welles.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 15, 2010, 12:08:48 PM
That's awesome, smirnoff.  ;D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2010, 12:10:05 PM
This is a pretty good film, but it's no Me and Orson Welles.
or 17 Again.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 15, 2010, 12:11:16 PM
That's awesome, smirnoff.  ;D

Yes! Hillarious!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 15, 2010, 12:11:49 PM
Quote from: Clovis8
never seen it? You are so lucky.
I agree.  ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 15, 2010, 12:15:18 PM
That's awesome, smirnoff.  ;D

Yes! Hillarious!

I'm redirecting these compliments to 'Noke, quote gatherer extraordinaire.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 15, 2010, 12:16:22 PM
Nice job, 'Noke.  :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 15, 2010, 12:17:02 PM
This is a pretty good film, but it's no Me and Orson Welles.
or 17 Again.

That's true, but I was sticking with the Linklater in the aughts theme, not the Efron theme.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 15, 2010, 02:47:12 PM
Pan's Labyrinth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/)
(Guillermo del Toro, 2006)

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It's beautiful, enchanting, tough, compelling, dark and just generally magnificent.

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Pan's is fantastic, top ten material.

Quote from: Melvil
Pretty much any movie can be broken down into a familiar-sounding summary, but what counts is how it handled the material and the emotion it brings to it, which is where Pan's succeeds for me.

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I'm pretty bad at summing up how I feel about films, but this is what I said leaving the theater:

"wow"

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brilliant. an absolute masterpiece.
   
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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 15, 2010, 02:54:42 PM
Woohoo! I was getting worried after hearing this garnered some negative voting, but the love prevails! ;D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 15, 2010, 02:59:02 PM
Pan's Labyrinth is a rare kind of movie in which the magic of fantasy is matched and supassed by the magic of reality. It's a dark tale about the darkness within humanity, but underneath that is the story of undying hope and goodness.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 15, 2010, 03:11:16 PM
I know a lot filmspotters love this film, so it's not a surprise at all to see it here. 

I call it "pretty good", didn't make my ballot, but I guess I can't complain too much about seeing it here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2010, 03:17:41 PM
Love it. Del Toro is the man. One of the greatest directors of the decade.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 15, 2010, 03:35:55 PM
Very original - there's something about Pan's Labyrinth that isn't quite satisfying, though. Having two stories running side-by-side ended up making each of them thinner than I'd have liked.

I still voted for it.  :)

10/18 so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 15, 2010, 03:41:20 PM
I know a lot filmspotters love this film, so it's not a surprise at all to see it here. 

I call it "pretty good", didn't make my ballot, but I guess I can't complain too much about seeing it here.

This. I was surprised by this even though Ive seen the winners. Didn't think it made it when I mentioned the Oscar upset.

7/18
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 15, 2010, 03:52:07 PM
Two strikes today (like both films but don't love them) - 10/18 so far.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 15, 2010, 04:56:18 PM
Very original - there's something about Pan's Labyrinth that isn't quite satisfying, though. Having two stories running side-by-side ended up making each of them thinner than I'd have liked.

Ah, but they're actually intertwined with one another to the point where they are actually the same story.

6/18 now.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 15, 2010, 05:00:28 PM
10/18

So I'm at least 50%

Not bad. Although, I expect "The New World" to be revealed Monday night.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Tim on May 15, 2010, 07:07:04 PM
Obviously Werckmeister Harmonies has made it to #2 or #1 - excellent!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 15, 2010, 08:42:29 PM
Obviously Werckmeister Harmonies has made it to #2 or #1 - excellent!!!!!!!

#2 or #1? What are these numbered things?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: chardy999 on May 15, 2010, 09:03:35 PM
Pan's Labyrinth has grown on me with each rewatch to a level I would have considered impossible first time around. Delighted to see it here.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 15, 2010, 10:18:31 PM
two films get just a heap of over-praise, Before Sunset & 25th Hour, though i don't mind it for BS because BSunrise would definitely be in my top 20 of 1990's, thing is BSunset came out in a better decade so its probably got 80 superior films to compete with, also please not 25th Hour, a good film but not even Lee's best this decade.

why do people diss on Ethan Hawke then ever they have a chance?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 15, 2010, 10:33:14 PM
Last two remaining out of the twenty films tied for first place..

.hmmmm.... man there are a lot of heavy hitters out there still!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 16, 2010, 04:44:11 AM
are the final two the top two? wasn't told that...

I hope theres more Nolan or finally some Almodovar or Korea love, but i suspect two very goods film by rather sparse directors will conclude the list, either of which would make my 20/50, maybe my top 75 for the decade thats' In the Mood for Love & The New World, would still make for a great concesus list, minus Park/Almodovar maybe the 3th+4th best directors of the decade, is the 10 films between them too watered down...?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 08:52:02 AM
The Departed (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407887/)
(Martin Scorsese, 2006)

Quote from: S. FroHam IV, Esq.
Man, what a movie. I really can't even consider this lesser Scorsese. It's too good for that. And upon rewatching I even like Nicholson a lot more. And Wahlberg needs to have more intense roles like this one.

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I never get sick of this. Leonardo DiCarprio, among others, is fantastic and it just makes me more excited about Shutter Island. I want Scorsese to put him in everything he makes. But yeah, The Departed is perfect for me.

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This movie is so awesome. Another example of movies later hated for unknown reasons.

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The Departed is FAR better than Infernal Affairs.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 16, 2010, 08:56:48 AM
Wow...now that's a pretty big surprise!   Smirnoff up early on a Sunday!   Or were you up late on a Saturday?!

I was pretty shocked to see The Departed on this list.  I've never seen it and had mostly forgotten about it.  Guess I have to finally catch up with it now, huh?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 16, 2010, 09:03:46 AM
Biggest surprise of them all.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 09:05:32 AM
Wow...now that's a pretty big surprise!   Smirnoff up early on a Sunday!   Or were you up late on a Saturday?!

I was pretty shocked to see The Departed on this list.  I've never seen it and had mostly forgotten about it.  Guess I have to finally catch up with it now, huh?

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Up somewhat early, yeah. :)

Yeah, I can't believe this one made it. Didn't realize it was so well liked by so many.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Emiliana on May 16, 2010, 09:09:33 AM
Yes, this really is a surprise, but perfectly alright with me.  :)

12/19 for me at the moment, although I have to confess that two or three of these (not The Departed, though) were picks where my thinking went something like this: "Oh my god, it's 2 am, and I really need to finish my ballot and go to bed. Well, I can always throw Insert Title Here on the list, everybody loves that one and I kinda do, too, so yeah, that's what I'll do." It's not that I regret voting for some of these, per se, it's just that I am thinking that there must have been more films out there that I love with all my heart, and that I have forgotten.

Btw, smirnoff, I love that you are an early riser - I wasn't expecting the update yet :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 09:14:27 AM
I couldn't keep you waiting on purpose. ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2010, 09:44:32 AM
are the final two the top two? wasn't told that...

No, ferris was joking, there is no ranking within the top 20.

Also, now 8/19 thanks to The Departed. So much fun.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 16, 2010, 09:50:54 AM
are the final two the top two? wasn't told that...

No, ferris was joking, there is no ranking within the top 20.

Actually it was a typo...Darcy managed to sneak in and quote before I fixed it!  ( I rephrased it something like "last two of the twenty that are tied for first place" to emphasize the fact they aren't ranked!)


Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: ferris on May 16, 2010, 09:52:36 AM
Man the 404 errors are crazy this morning
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 16, 2010, 10:03:06 AM
Departed!!! Awesome.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2010, 10:07:54 AM
are the final two the top two? wasn't told that...

No, ferris was joking, there is no ranking within the top 20.

Actually it was a typo...Darcy managed to sneak in and quote before I fixed it!  ( I rephrased it something like "last two of the twenty that are tied for first place" to emphasize the fact they aren't ranked!)

Oh, haha, that's an important that.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 16, 2010, 11:48:47 AM
I'm fairly certain this is the most fun movie from this decade. (Of those I've seen). I pop it in and next thing I know it's 2 and a half hour later.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 16, 2010, 12:04:38 PM
The Departed was on my ballot.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 03:28:00 PM
In The Mood For Love (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118694/)
(Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

Quote from: THATguy
This is just such a gorgeous film.  The cinematography might be some of the best work I've ever seen in any film, ever... the way shots are framed, the use of color, the depth, the smoke, it's just gorgeous.

Quote from: Colleen
Wow.  My first reaction is, what a GORGEOUS movie.  Every shot seemed to have so much color and texture embedded into it.  That is what caught my attention from the start and kept me engrossed even when the plot lost me at times.  In addition, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung are just as beautiful to look at in every scene, and fantastic actors to boot.

Quote from: Melvil
What a beautiful, beautiful movie! I wouldn't have expected anything less, but I was still amazed at how WKW and the actors pull this off. Both Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung are magnificent, and the slow pace and subtle development is mesmerizing and makes it all the more believable. I really feel like I need to see it again to truly appreciate it, but man did I love it.

Quote from: oneaprilday
Why have I waited so long to see some Wong Kar-wai? What a stunningly beautiful film with wonderful performances. I loved the colors, the composition of the frames (and how one never saw the spouses' faces), the music; I loved the slow development of the relationship - I loved how much was left unsaid and yet how rich the communication was.

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Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 16, 2010, 03:31:04 PM
I was really worried this wouldn't make it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: mañana on May 16, 2010, 03:38:59 PM
Seven of the top twenty are on my ballot: City of God, Mulholland Dr., There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, Children of Men, The Departed, In The Mood For Love.

Three of them made my top 100 last year: Mulholland Dr., Children of Men, and In The Mood For Love.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Tim on May 16, 2010, 03:41:57 PM
"Oh my god, it's 2 am, and I really need to finish my ballot and go to bed. Well, I can always throw Insert Title Here on the list, everybody loves that one and I kinda do, too, so yeah, that's what I'll do." It's not that I regret voting for some of these, per se, it's just that I am thinking that there must have been more films out there that I love with all my heart, and that I have forgotten.

I have been thinking that too. There are a lot of titles coming up that were probably at the "lower end" of a lot of the top 50s where people thought that, whereas the ones they really liked were perhaps more specialised in taste. I think if we could only submit 20 films for the top 20, this list would be vastly different. It would really force us to be selective. I had 20 films in my top 50 I would easily have put above the other 30 (even at the expense of the other 30).

Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Tim on May 16, 2010, 03:43:59 PM
In The Mood For Love - Excellent!

Great effort in putting this top 20 together. Thanks!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 16, 2010, 03:44:21 PM
9/20 for me.

The biggest disappointments for me will only be ones that didn't make it because obviously people loved the other ones enough to get 'em on the list.

1. Lost in Translation
2. In America
3. Elephant

The others I can live with, like The New World and Juno, because I realize those are not necessarily widely loved as much as I love them
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 16, 2010, 03:58:33 PM
Awesome! Of course it wouldn't be a flimspotting list without WKW.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 16, 2010, 04:19:47 PM
7/20. Inglourious Basterds, City of God, Mulholland Dr, Amelie, The Lives of Others, Pan's Labyrinth, In The Mood For Love.
On(c)e I have not seen. None I dislike, though I don't think The Departed, Memento or Before Sunset deserves to be anywhere near this list.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: StarCarly on May 16, 2010, 04:29:44 PM
9/20. Obviously I'm disappointed High Fidelity didn't make the cut. There are a lot that I haven't seen yet, and some that need a re-watch. I'm excited to see the rest of the lists!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 16, 2010, 04:36:26 PM
Um, there's still 30 more films to be revealed Monday. And unless I'm mistaken these are just randomly taken from the 50 that made it in.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Woodpecker from Mars on May 16, 2010, 04:38:15 PM
These were the top20, unranked.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 04:48:07 PM
That's right. The next 30 films are second tier, aka not quite "the best of the decade" ;)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2010, 04:54:32 PM
8/20...and I only actively dislike two of the films that made the cut, and I was resigned to them making the cut.

There are actually 33 second-tier films to be announced tomorrow, due to ties. Hopefully this won't be considered spoilery (ferris frets) but I've seen all 53 films that made the list for best film.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Verite on May 16, 2010, 05:24:53 PM
Pretty sure I'll shoot 0 for 6 the rest of way with an outside chance of going 1 for 6.

Wasn't that confident that Mood was going to make the cut.  It did; so-- 3/20.  Will likely bat in the .100 to .150 range for the remaining 30.

Okay, my prediction:

-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
-Children of Men
-Before Sunset
-The Hurt Locker
-Adaptation

2/6.  I chose The Hurt Locker because of its popularity for the Filmspots and Adaptation because Kaufman seems to have a considerable group of fans here and felt it's not as divisive as Synecdoche.  Thought there was a lot of love here for the LOTR films.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 16, 2010, 05:26:34 PM
I ended up with 4/20.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: smirnoff on May 16, 2010, 05:31:09 PM
I ended up with 4/20.

I beat you by one. Shaun, Wall-E, Spirited Away, No Country, Before Sunset. Did we have any in common?
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: roujin on May 16, 2010, 05:33:19 PM
Only Before Sunset.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Clovis8 on May 16, 2010, 05:36:19 PM
14/20 I am such a mainstreamer! :D
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 16, 2010, 06:14:20 PM
12/20 Far more populist than I'd like to be.  :P
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 16, 2010, 06:41:30 PM
10 my top 20 in this list, only two films in this list i'd consider good but not great, though were are going to talk snubs so...

Korea + Almodovar

anybody else have a few of these, i had 3 Pedro films and 5 from Korea in my Ballot.

my 2nd + 3rd nowhere, Adaptation and Bad Education
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: THATguy on May 16, 2010, 06:52:37 PM
12/20 that were on my list.
4/20 that I liked but didn't consider for my list
2/20 that I haven't seen (City of God, The Lives of Others)
2/20 that I didn't like at all (Memento, Punch Drunk Love)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 16, 2010, 07:11:55 PM
10 my top 20 in this list, only two films in this list i'd consider good but not great, though were are going to talk snubs so...

Korea + Almodovar

anybody else have a few of these, i had 3 Pedro films and 5 from Korea in my Ballot.

my 2nd + 3rd nowhere, Adaptation and Bad Education

I don't say this to be mean Darcy, but I understand like 5% of what you post. Do you speak a different language?

As for the recent additions,

7/20, super happy that Mood made the list, but The Departed is such outright, well, never mind, I'm not going to go there, but it displeases me greatly to see such a waste of time made the list. Oh, and I'll never know the truth, but if negative votes allowed The Departed to make the top 20 over something else, that is yet more confirmation that the negative votes were a bad thing.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 16, 2010, 07:53:13 PM
10 IN my top 20, only missing one word. Almodovar should make directors list on here and on pod.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 16, 2010, 09:59:02 PM
I like The Departed, but I definitely don't think it's this good. After seeing Infernal Affairs I find it even less deserving. But I won't complain too much, it's still a mostly good movie.

In the Mood for Love I'm very happy to see make the cut. I knew it would, but I was starting to get a little worried anyways. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 16, 2010, 09:59:59 PM
The Departed is a classic that gets better and better every time I watch it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 16, 2010, 10:03:04 PM
The Departed is a classic that gets better and better every time I watch it.

I believe you. :)
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: FroHam X on May 16, 2010, 10:04:19 PM
The Departed is a classic that gets better and better every time I watch it.

I believe you. :)

Hi!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 16, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
I ended up with 4/20.

Is it any wonder when:

I'm still waiting for the surprise appearance of Speed Racer.
Still holding out hope for a surprise appearance by Miami Vice.

Speed Racer???? you need to get to a rehab clinic.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Tim on May 16, 2010, 10:06:28 PM
I don't like the final frame of the departed, it really spoilt it for me.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 16, 2010, 10:07:53 PM
Well, no a good set for my picks:

6     On my list (I am pretty sure Amelie was on my list)
6     Seen
8     Not Seen

Only 1 I slightly disagree with The Departed, but there is obviously a lot of love out there for it.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Melvil on May 16, 2010, 10:08:07 PM
So I'm really happy with this top 20. I think 10 of them made my ballot, and I at least like all of them, most of them a lot. Only 2 I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 16, 2010, 10:27:47 PM
I've seen 15, and voted for 12 of the 20. I'm moderately surprised that neither the Lord of the Rings nor Kill Bill made it. I was holding out hope for another Pixar and Grizzly Man to make it, but I can't say I'm surprised by those omissions.

Thanks to the guys who put this together.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: BlueVoid on May 16, 2010, 10:38:03 PM
I've seen 16/20.  I wish I remembered what my ballot was to see what I put on there. :\
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: michael x on May 16, 2010, 10:43:32 PM
I've seen 16/20.  I wish I remembered what my ballot was to see what I put on there. :\

I just looked in my outbox.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: oneaprilday on May 16, 2010, 11:17:33 PM
Very happy In the Mood for Love made it! Wish Grizzly Man had. Surprised but glad no LotR movies made it.

So my total is 11/20 : Shaun, Once, Eternal Sunshine, Amelie, The Lives of Others, In the Mood for Love, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Mulholland Dr., Punch Drunk Love, Children of Men

If I had the chance to vote again, I'd probably not include Eternal Sunshine, Amelie, No Country, There Will Be Blood, and Children of Men. I really like all of those movies a lot, but I'm just not all that passionate about them. Also, these movies have plenty of love without my vote. :)
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Post by: BlueVoid on May 16, 2010, 11:18:49 PM
I've seen 16/20.  I wish I remembered what my ballot was to see what I put on there. :\

I just looked in my outbox.

I must have the setting where it doesn't save to the outbox.  No dice.
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Post by: mañana on May 17, 2010, 12:33:18 AM
If I had the chance to vote again, I'd probably not include Eternal Sunshine, Amelie, No Country, There Will Be Blood, and Children of Men. I really like all of those movies a lot, but I'm just not all that passionate about them. Also, these movies have plenty of love without my vote. :)
What did their inclusion push out?
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 17, 2010, 01:27:20 AM
If I had the chance to vote again, I'd probably not include Eternal Sunshine, Amelie, No Country, There Will Be Blood, and Children of Men. I really like all of those movies a lot, but I'm just not all that passionate about them. Also, these movies have plenty of love without my vote. :)
What did their inclusion push out?
I'm not sure; I just think I could come up with some movies I love more. Like Emiliana said earlier, I think I rushed a bit to get my ballot in and didn't spend enough time over it.
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Post by: amyh on May 17, 2010, 03:03:45 AM
Fantastic job with the layout! I love the quotes as well, a very nice touch!

I will have to go through the list for those films I haven't seen and ensure I catch up with them.
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Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 17, 2010, 03:46:19 AM
i'd almost go as far to say that if you don't like The Departed (i.e thinks its a 6.5+/10, or generally agree it should of won out of the five noms in 06) then you probably don't/won't like Martin Scorsese, or you won't like any you might have overlooked, this is quintessential Scorsese with for me, his best cast all at their best (it took me 2/3 views to appreciate Nicholson's narrow but really great. iconoclastic performance) in this film di Caprio beats Damon, though it should be noted that in their respectively forgettable Iraq-war films, Damon was better.
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Post by: Emiliana on May 17, 2010, 04:57:11 AM
I ended up with 13/20. Have seen all 20, and like them all, even though I didn't quite get what others saw in Children of Men or No Country for Old Men when I saw them, but that might change on a re-watch.

If I had the chance to vote again, I probably wouldn't include Shaun of the Dead, City of God or Memento. I have seen each of them only once, and I remember putting them on my list last when I was struggling to decide what to do with those last few spaces.

Note to self: For the Top 100 this summer, be sure to put a lot more time and care into your list.

(I don't mean to say that I don't care about this project - I do, and I appreciate the effort put into it by the team!)
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Post by: BlueVoid on May 17, 2010, 04:59:28 AM
Bondo sent me my ballot.  Turns out I was 10/20. 
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Post by: 'Noke on May 17, 2010, 07:06:16 AM
15/20 in total, with my number 2 of the decade making the cut (yay!). Two I haven't seen (Mulholland, Before Sunset), two made my short list of like 75 (Labyrinth, Lives of Others) and one needs a rewatch (Departed).
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Post by: chardy999 on May 17, 2010, 07:23:10 AM
I am elated The Departed got a gig! Barely scraped into the top 200 in our Top 100 from last year so this is a lovely surprise.

I'm 9/20 and well pleased.
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Post by: 'Noke on May 17, 2010, 07:34:30 AM
I am elated The Departed got a gig! Barely scraped into the top 200 in our Top 100 from last year so this is a lovely surprise.

I was thinking about this, and I think the decision not to rank the ballots factored a LOT into The Departed making the cut. I'd say (maybe wrongly) that if the ballots were ranked then The Departed would mostly make the back end of ballots, and would not have made as many points as it was a movie used to fill a slot or somethin', and that's probably why it didn't really factor in the top 100 last year.

Just some random thoughts.
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Post by: chardy999 on May 17, 2010, 07:45:03 AM
I am elated The Departed got a gig! Barely scraped into the top 200 in our Top 100 from last year so this is a lovely surprise.

I was thinking about this, and I think the decision not to rank the ballots factored a LOT into The Departed making the cut. I'd say (maybe wrongly) that if the ballots were ranked then The Departed would mostly make the back end of ballots, and would not have made as many points as it was a movie used to fill a slot or somethin', and that's probably why it didn't really factor in the top 100 last year.

Just some random thoughts.

Likely correct. Me (and I assume FLY) are the only ones to have it in our top 40 from last year's Top 100. The other six votes it got were in the 41-100 range. But then again, there are plenty of other 2000's films which got more than 8 votes and didn't make this list. Whatever the case, The Departed has obviously gathered steam.  :D
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Post by: chardy999 on May 17, 2010, 07:59:43 AM
This is pretty close to the correct placing (not positive with how ties were ordered) in last year's Top 100:

7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
30. Before Sunset
31. Wall-E
33. There Will Be Blood
35. No Country For Old Men
39. Pan's Labyrinth
46. Mulholland Dr.
50. In the Mood For Love
53. Punch Drunk Love
59. City of God
63. Children of Men
66. Spirited Away
71. Almost Famous
105. Shaun of the Dead
137. Amelie
164. Memento
172. The Departed
205. The Lives of Others
221. Once
(Inglourious Basterds not placed)


Top 3 absentees:
36. Yi Yi
49. Lost in Translation
61. High Fidelity
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Corndog on May 17, 2010, 08:08:18 AM
I'm not sure; I just think I could come up with some movies I love more. Like Emiliana said earlier, I think I rushed a bit to get my ballot in and didn't spend enough time over it.

I don't feel like I rushed mine and I composed mine in like an hour for my entire ballot, every category I mean. I just used my Top100, and the Movies Watched in 2009/2010 lists to see what I have seen from this decade that I remember liking a whole lot. Then again, unlike most people here, looking at those three lists is basically everything I have seen with the exception of a few.
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Post by: Bondo on May 17, 2010, 08:08:51 AM
That's an impressive level of consistency. IB obviously came out last fall and so wouldn't be included (and I imagine it will place fairly strongly this time around). So maybe the lack of ranking and the negative votes and all that wasn't very important? I did always maintain that negative votes is a way to push an unranked list closer to the results of a ranked list without having to deal with rankings (which are administratively a bit more difficult).
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 17, 2010, 06:04:15 PM
i'd almost go as far to say that if you don't like The Departed (i.e thinks its a 6.5+/10, or generally agree it should of won out of the five noms in 06) then you probably don't/won't like Martin Scorsese, or you won't like any you might have overlooked, this is quintessential Scorsese with for me, his best cast all at their best (it took me 2/3 views to appreciate Nicholson's narrow but really great. iconoclastic performance) in this film di Caprio beats Damon, though it should be noted that in their respectively forgettable Iraq-war films, Damon was better.

Can't agree with this at all. I love me some Goodfellas and earlier Marty, it's just his post Goodfellas efforts that I feel have been severely lacking with The Departed being the one film he's made that I've seen and thought was complete dreck from start to finish. And those performances, ugh, overwrought and hammy across the board.
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: 'Noke on May 17, 2010, 06:11:03 PM
i'd almost go as far to say that if you don't like The Departed (i.e thinks its a 6.5+/10, or generally agree it should of won out of the five noms in 06) then you probably don't/won't like Martin Scorsese, or you won't like any you might have overlooked, this is quintessential Scorsese with for me, his best cast all at their best (it took me 2/3 views to appreciate Nicholson's narrow but really great. iconoclastic performance) in this film di Caprio beats Damon, though it should be noted that in their respectively forgettable Iraq-war films, Damon was better.

Can't agree with this at all. I love me some Goodfellas and earlier Marty, it's just his post Goodfellas efforts that I feel have been severely lacking with The Departed being the one film he's made that I've seen and thought was complete dreck from start to finish. And those performances, ugh, overwrought and hammy across the board.

I'm glad to hear this, if only because it was my contention that you thought all of Marty's output was overrated.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 17, 2010, 06:17:11 PM
i'd almost go as far to say that if you don't like The Departed (i.e thinks its a 6.5+/10, or generally agree it should of won out of the five noms in 06) then you probably don't/won't like Martin Scorsese, or you won't like any you might have overlooked, this is quintessential Scorsese with for me, his best cast all at their best (it took me 2/3 views to appreciate Nicholson's narrow but really great. iconoclastic performance) in this film di Caprio beats Damon, though it should be noted that in their respectively forgettable Iraq-war films, Damon was better.

Can't agree with this at all. I love me some Goodfellas and earlier Marty, it's just his post Goodfellas efforts that I feel have been severely lacking with The Departed being the one film he's made that I've seen and thought was complete dreck from start to finish. And those performances, ugh, overwrought and hammy across the board.

I'm glad to hear this, if only because it was my contention that you thought all of Marty's output was overrated.

Nah, I've never loved his work like others have, so really shouldn't have said I love his pre-Goodfellas work. I like his pre-Goodfellas output though, and I really love Goodfellas.
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Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 18, 2010, 05:21:24 AM
its a bit like Brothers, the Bier/Sheridan film, if all you want to do is compare it to its original then you're never gonna really see the film properly, as with The Departed and say The Birdcage, you just gonna get less slack if you prefer the foreign original.

The Departed, Scorsese's best film for acting, though i'd say Bringing Out the Dead is his best casted film, yes i do love the oscars gave scorsese his oscar in 2006, dosen't make the film worst does it? That other people like, goshie...
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2010, 07:49:06 AM
Judged on its own The Departed is a bad film, judged against Infernal Affairs it is a terrible film. And you keep going on about its cast, but its cast was terrible and probably the worst aspect of the entire film.
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Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 18, 2010, 06:41:05 PM
well its in the filmspotting forums top 20, a real slit against these great forums don't ya think, i think you're a little lost, with the record breaking Damon/Di Caprio poll, lets have a topical debate Tony Leung & Andy Lau next, who's less tongue-in-check, if The Departed is terrible than Infernal Affairs is just bad, not terrible, its actually a very well executed trilogy of baffling crime stories.

maybe you should head over the my old website leftfieldcinema.com, my mate Mike tells it like it is, The Departed is slightly superior than Infernal Affairs, and its in podcast form just for you.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 18, 2010, 06:45:19 PM
well its in the filmspotting forums top 20, a real slit against these great forums don't ya think, i think you're a little lost, with the record breaking Damon/Di Caprio poll, lets have a topical debate Tony Leung & Andy Lau next, who's less tongue-in-check, if The Departed is terrible than Infernal Affairs is just bad, not terrible, its actually a very well executed trilogy of baffling crime stories.

Why would it matter what any collective thinks? I'm never going to make the argument to someone, "well, the majority like Sunrise, so ya know, that says something."

And like usual, I don't get that last sort of sentence from you at all.

maybe you should head over the my old website leftfieldcinema.com, my mate Mike tells it like it is, The Departed is slightly superior than Infernal Affairs, and its in podcast form just for you.

I gave LFC a try a year or so ago and did not like it at all. It's cool that he's doing his own thing, but he's so dry and uninteresting that he puts me to sleep after a few minutes. He's also very snobbish in his views, so sorry, but he's not my thing.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 18, 2010, 06:55:48 PM
Yea, if everyone agreed this place would suck.
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Post by: michael x on May 18, 2010, 06:57:16 PM
"Baffling" is the last word I'd use to describe Infernal Affairs. Everything is seen from a mile away, and intentionally so. (The title was literally, "no-stop street", after all.)
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Post by: ferris on May 18, 2010, 07:10:05 PM
Yea, if everyone agreed this place would suck.

I think everyone would concur with this.


oh.....wait....
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 18, 2010, 07:12:58 PM
Yea, if everyone agreed this place would suck.

I think everyone would concur with this.


oh.....wait....


You are all individuals

(as a group) We are all individuals

Apologies for any misquote
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 18, 2010, 09:26:31 PM
Yea, if everyone agreed this place would suck.

I think everyone would concur with this.


oh.....wait....
My logic is ruined. Everyone start agreeing now!
Title: Re: Best of the Decade: Best Films (10 days, 20 winners)
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 18, 2010, 09:28:32 PM
Yea, if everyone agreed this place would suck.

I think everyone would concur with this.


oh.....wait....
My logic is ruined. Everyone start agreeing now!
Please don't
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Post by: FarfetchFilm on May 19, 2010, 02:58:00 AM
'you can have an opinion just tack it out on me, i do that' like Frank Costello, legendary Nicholson.