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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #320 on: November 02, 2017, 07:45:32 PM »
When I first saw the trailer for Suburbicon, I thought someone had remade Burn After Reading.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #321 on: February 15, 2018, 06:36:28 AM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
PT Anderson
2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
Ingmar Bergman (Saraband)
3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
Daniel Day Lewis/Michelle Williams
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
Toshiro Mifune/Meryl Streep
5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
Mary and Max
6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?
Tulpan
7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?
The Office
8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Breaking Bad
9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?
1957
10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?
Goodfellas
11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?
Die Hard
12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.
Braveheart?
13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.
Tom Hanks/Emma Watson
14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical - Once  and   Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Horror Movie -   Let the Right One In    and   Dead Snow
Film Noir -  Double Indemnity 
Documentary -  Capturing the Friedmans  and  Strong Island
Animated Film - Spirited Away  and  Mary and Max
Western -  Once Upon a Time in the West
James Bond Film -  Dr. No
Performance by an Actor -  Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood
Performance by an Actress -  Michelle Williams in Wendy and Lucy

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight -  8/10
Eraserhead -  10/10
Inception -  7/10
Inglourious Basterds -  9/10
A Serious Man -  9/10
Skyfall -  ?/10 (haven't seen it)
Tree of Life -  10/10
Watchmen -  Read the book!

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen -  9/10 early - 5/10 late
Wes Anderson -  9/10
John Ford   Haven't seen enough
Werner Herzog -  10/10 for his voice alone
Yasujirō Ozu -  9/10
Steven Soderbergh -  9/10 experimental  6/10 hollywood
Steven Spielberg -  7/10
Quentin Tarantino - 9/10
Johnnie To - Haven't seen enough
Lars von Trier - 9/10 if I don't have to watch them a second time

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #322 on: February 15, 2018, 10:52:08 PM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
PT Anderson
I would love to get a ranked list from you in this thread. Curious where Phantom Thread ranks against the others, especially with DDL involved.

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
Ingmar Bergman (Saraband)
Bergman's career is so prolific I'd wager there are plenty of titles you haven't seen that would rank below Saraband.

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
Daniel Day Lewis/Michelle Williams
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
Toshiro Mifune/Meryl Streep
I'm guessing this is implying that Streep's best work is behind her while Williams' is in peak form.

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
Mary and Max
That one used to be constantly discussed around here. That director has a short called Harvie Krumpet that's very similar and just as good.

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?
The Office
Which version?
...asking for a friend.  ;)


14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Horror Movie -   Let the Right One In    and   Dead Snow
I prefer Dead Snow 2, but they play well together.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #323 on: February 16, 2018, 11:15:17 AM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
PT Anderson
I would love to get a ranked list from you in this thread. Curious where Phantom Thread ranks against the others, especially with DDL involved.

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
Ingmar Bergman (Saraband)
Bergman's career is so prolific I'd wager there are plenty of titles you haven't seen that would rank below Saraband.

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
Daniel Day Lewis/Michelle Williams
4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
Toshiro Mifune/Meryl Streep
I'm guessing this is implying that Streep's best work is behind her while Williams' is in peak form.

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
Mary and Max
That one used to be constantly discussed around here. That director has a short called Harvie Krumpet that's very similar and just as good.

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?
The Office
Which version?
...asking for a friend.  ;)


14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Horror Movie -   Let the Right One In    and   Dead Snow
I prefer Dead Snow 2, but they play well together.

Too many quotes within quotes to separate it all out for you but...

1.  I have a couple of Anderson's newer films to catch up on, but I'm seeing Phantom Thread next weekend and then I will post my list.
2.  While I have seen a bunch of Bergman, for sure I haven't had a chance to see them all, so there are probably quite a few harder to find films that would rank lower than Saraband (which I liked very much).
3.  Williams is just making better movies right now.
5.  Any chance I get to mention Mary and Max I'll take it.
7.  US. I've tried the UK version a few times but because the US became instantly my favorite show it's hard to see the characters any other way. My wife and I pretty much have it on a constant loop.
14.  Haven't watched 2, but was able to see Dead Snow at the Traverse City Film Festival at a midnight screening, which was one of my greatest movie watching experiences ever.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #324 on: February 16, 2018, 12:37:58 PM »
1.  I have a couple of Anderson's newer films to catch up on, but I'm seeing Phantom Thread next weekend and then I will post my list.
2.  While I have seen a bunch of Bergman, for sure I haven't had a chance to see them all, so there are probably quite a few harder to find films that would rank lower than Saraband (which I liked very much).
3.  Williams is just making better movies right now.
5.  Any chance I get to mention Mary and Max I'll take it.
7.  US. I've tried the UK version a few times but because the US became instantly my favorite show it's hard to see the characters any other way. My wife and I pretty much have it on a constant loop.
14.  Haven't watched 2, but was able to see Dead Snow at the Traverse City Film Festival at a midnight screening, which was one of my greatest movie watching experiences ever.

1. Awesome. Now that I'm interested in PTA again, I like seeing where others put him, especially ones who have never wavered.
2. That makes more sense that you see Saraband as lesser Bergman. I initially read it as a rare misstep.
7. Easily one of the great work experiences of my life and something that at my age will probably never happen again.
14. 2 is definitely going to suffer by comparison of the experience. I prefer 2 because it had a larger scale and the filmmakers had the imagination to fill it.
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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #325 on: March 05, 2018, 10:55:11 AM »
1.  I have a couple of Anderson's newer films to catch up on, but I'm seeing Phantom Thread next weekend and then I will post my list.
2.  While I have seen a bunch of Bergman, for sure I haven't had a chance to see them all, so there are probably quite a few harder to find films that would rank lower than Saraband (which I liked very much).
3.  Williams is just making better movies right now.
5.  Any chance I get to mention Mary and Max I'll take it.
7.  US. I've tried the UK version a few times but because the US became instantly my favorite show it's hard to see the characters any other way. My wife and I pretty much have it on a constant loop.
14.  Haven't watched 2, but was able to see Dead Snow at the Traverse City Film Festival at a midnight screening, which was one of my greatest movie watching experiences ever.

1. Awesome. Now that I'm interested in PTA again, I like seeing where others put him, especially ones who have never wavered.
2. That makes more sense that you see Saraband as lesser Bergman. I initially read it as a rare misstep.
7. Easily one of the great work experiences of my life and something that at my age will probably never happen again.
14. 2 is definitely going to suffer by comparison of the experience. I prefer 2 because it had a larger scale and the filmmakers had the imagination to fill it.

Got my PTA list posted. I'm not happy with it and need to rewatch a couple, but I think it's fairly close to the final product.

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #326 on: December 31, 2019, 04:15:10 PM »
1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
R: There are several directors that I like a lot so it is difficult to choose just one, but among the new names I like Denis Villeneuve a lot.

2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
R: I have no idea. I haven't watched enough movies yet to know who is the greatest director of all time, but among those I know would say Billy Wilder. There is no movie of his that I would consider the 'worst'.

3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?
R: Meryl Streep and Robert de Niro

4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
R: I have no idea. Maybe Bette Davis and Marlon Brando

5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
R: Among those released in this decade is Tomboy (2011)

6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?
R: None

7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?
R: True Detective

8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
R: Breaking Bad

9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?
R: 1957.

10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?
R: Goodfellas.

11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?
R: Die Hard.

12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.
R: 12 Angry Man.

13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.
Men: Tahar Rahim. Woman: Cate Blanchett.

14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:
Musical - The wizard of Oz
Horror Movie - The Thing and The Wailing
Film Noir - Blade Runner and You were never really here
Documentary - None (I don't watch too many documentaries)
Animated Film - Up and I lost my body
Western - None
James Bond Film - None
Performance by an Actor - Joaquin Phoenix - The Master and Michael Shannon - Take Shelter
Performance by an Actress - Naomi Watts - Mulholland Drive and Zoe Haran - Tomboy

15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
The Dark Knight - 7/10
Eraserhead - Never watched
Inception - 8/10
Inglourious Basterds - 8/10
A Serious Man - Never watched
Skyfall - 8/10
Tree of Life - Never watched
Watchmen -Never watched

16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):
Woody Allen - 7/10
Wes Anderson - 7/10
John Ford Never watched
Werner Herzog - Never watched
Yasujirō Ozu - Never watched
Steven Soderbergh - 6/10
Steven Spielberg - 9/10
Quentin Tarantino - 7/10
Johnnie To - Never watched
Lars von Trier - 8/10

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #327 on: December 31, 2019, 04:55:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum, and 2020, isabelarooney

For me Tomboy is definitely overlooked, and it is currently on Kanopy

Is it that you do not have a top 100?

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #328 on: December 31, 2019, 10:13:22 PM »
Hello isabelarooney.
If you're wondering, these questions involve projects that were frequently discussed in the past on these Boards.

1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
R: There are several directors that I like a lot so it is difficult to choose just one, but among the new names I like Denis Villeneuve a lot.
Villeneuve has been mentioned a lot in this current discussion. I've been trying hard to find someone who had a better decade and I've come up with Bong Joon-ho and Yorgos Lanthimos, but they're not clear choices over Villeneuve to me. What do you think is Villeneuve's best work this decade?


2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
R: I have no idea. I haven't watched enough movies yet to know who is the greatest director of all time, but among those I know would say Billy Wilder. There is no movie of his that I would consider the 'worst'.
Wilder is a great choice. Five of his films are favorites of mine, with three in my Top 100. Because of that, I've done a deep dive into his work and have been unlucky enough to watch Avanti! and A Foreign Affair.


4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?
R: I have no idea. Maybe Bette Davis and Marlon Brando
I'm a big Bette Davis fan. Sometimes she can be a ham, but that's rare. I also love James Cagney and he's a ham most of the time, so I'm clearly not anti-ham


11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?
R: Die Hard.
Our most popular poll needs your vote.


Horror Movie - The Thing and The Wailing
Film Noir - Blade Runner and You were never really here
From your recommendations, I wonder if you'd be interested in A Bittersweet Life (2005) or the best of Takeshi Kitano's minimalist violent dramas, Fireworks (1997) and Sonatine (1993)

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Re: Highlights of the Board: Questions For Members New and Old
« Reply #329 on: December 31, 2019, 10:59:50 PM »
Welcome, isabelarooney. :)