I was going to update this at the two year anniversary of my being here, but I got lazy and didn't. It's my month now so I figure it is as good an opportunity. The original here
. 1. Who is your favorite movie director working today?
Still PTA. 2. Who is the greatest movie director of All Time and what is the worst movie by them you've seen?
The Director's Project showed me that Mankiewicz was not quite my favourite director of all time. Instead, if I go mathematically, Kurosawa or Miyazaki should take that spot. Their worse respective movies would be The Drunken Angel (not bad, just not excellent) and Kiki's Delivery Service (okay). 3. Who is the greatest living movie Actor and Actress?Actor (living) :
Daniel Day Lewis (not taking him off the list with a new movie coming out this year)Actor (actually does some work) :
Michael Fassbender? Benedict Cumberbatch? Can't we break this down in age and type categories?Actress (living) :
Meryll Streep (what do you want me to do?)Actress (yeah, okay, but besides her) :
Cate Blanchett with Isabelle Huppert behind (I should really watch more of her work). Also Jessica Chastain. 4. Who is the greatest movie Actor and Actress of all time?Actor :
Philip Seymour Hoffman (same)Actress :
Meryll Streep (not same)5. What is your favorite Overlooked Film?
Looking at my Top 100:A Royal Affair
(original pick)Captain Fantastic
#Top100Club6. What film in your Top 100 gives your list personal charm?
This one is difficult because what the hell is charm? Oh right, 1SO provided an explanation. Well, I am not going to check everyone's Top 100s but here goes:Margin Call
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kingsman: Secret Service
Not to mention the two ones just above.7. What is your favorite TV Show of All Time?Hannibal
is still the best thing ever. The list hasn't changed that much since last time actually. 8. Would you rather own the Complete Box Set for Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
Still Breaking Bad
. 9. Which year of cinema was better, 1957 or 1974?
Changing my vote here. Sweet Smell of Success, Paths of Glory and 12 Angry Men in the same year, not to mention a Kurosawa movie and two Bergmans (for those who like that sort of thing). Oh wait, apparently there's also The Bridge on the River Kwai and Witness for the Prosecution. Wait, I should do this properly.
1957:Sweet Smell of Success
Throne of Blood
Witness for the Prosecution
Paths of Glory
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Seventh Seal
The Godfather Part II
A Woman Under the Influence10. Which is better Goodfellas or Magnolia?Magnolia 11. Die Hard or Back to the Future?Die Hard
('duh)12. Name one film you're ashamed to admit you still haven't watched.
Just one?Metropolis13. Name both your Man Crush and your Woman Crush.Man crush :
Tom Hiddleston Girl Crush :
Daisey Ridley, to mix things up14. For each category, list 1 Favorite and 1 you wish more of us would watch:Musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
/ Les Demoiselles de Rochefort Horror Movie Alien
/ Green Room
or Don't BreatheFilm Noir Ace in the Hole
(good) or Lost River
(not very popular)Documentary Zero Days
/ Lumière ! L’aventure commence Animated Film Your Name.
/ The Book of Life Western For a Few Dollars More
/ Bone Tomahawk
(actually, also a good horror movie pick)James Bond Film Skyfall
/ nonePerformance by an Actor
George Sanders in All About Eve
/ Michael Fassbender in Alien: CovenantPerformance by an Actress
Isabelle Huppert in Elle
/ Florence Pugh in Lady McBeth
(left are the favourites, right are the recommendations)
I thank the forum marathons for many of these picks.15. Give the following films a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):The Dark Knight
- 7/10Inglourious Basterds
- 7/10 (must rewatch)A Serious Man
- 8/10 Tree of Life
One new movie. 16. Give the following directors a grade/rating (whatever scale you prefer):Woody Allen
- 8/10 (some great movies, too many flops)Wes Anderson
- 10/10 (always on point)John Ford
– 8/10Werner Herzog
- 6/10 (need to watch more, as is, thematically off-point for me and pretty superficial)Yasujirō Ozu
- 7/10 (great cinematography, uncompelling stories, so much repetition)Steven Soderbergh
- 7/10 (usually oscillates between okay and very good)Steven Spielberg
- 7/10 (overrated)Quentin Tarantino
- 8/10 (after having rewatched a number of his movies my opinion has gotten much better)Johnnie To
- NALars von Trier