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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2016, 07:19:59 AM »
97/101 for me. Need to get to:

27. The Double Life of Veronique
48. Fanny and Alexander
64. Ikiru
100. The Royal Tenenbaums
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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 08:47:30 AM »
All but 2. Though some probably warrant a revisit.
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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2016, 10:21:16 AM »
All but 2. Though some probably warrant a revisit.

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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2016, 12:21:05 PM »
Seen 'em all. 22 on my own top 100.

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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2016, 10:28:15 PM »
Updated with

#63 The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
#64 Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 08:47:03 PM »
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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2016, 01:53:58 PM »
Update:

#27 The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)
#29 Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
#65 Sweet Smell of Success [Alexander Mackendrick, 1957]
#42 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone,1966)

Repost of the one review I could find:

Sweet Smell of Success
Alexander Mackendrick


Gorgeous noir and one of the most memorable, towering characters I have discovered recently. The stakes don't feel as important to me as they are to the characters until they become so. The screen positively oozes sleaze and emanates nihilistic vapours. 

8/10


I think I reviewed Véronique but cannot find the post. The others I unfortunately never got around to writing about. Some words:

Double Indemnity
Billy Wilder (1944)[/b]
Definitely one I will  need to rewatch one day. The highlight was the performance of the fraud expert. His statistics speech is a brilliant scene. I had trouble believing in whatever passion was supposed to exist between the two culprits. The way he brings himself to commit murder was also not that convincing. The femme fatale had good dialogue but the performance was not very fatale.

7/10

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Sergio Leone (1966)

Not as good as Dollars More. The movie drags along too much at times. Some turns of the at times labyrinthine plot are too contrived. The mythical power of Leone's movies is still here in full swing, and this one paints a quest that is less grand than only OUATITW. The prequel twist at the end is great but using the same actor for Angel Eyes will perplex you until you understand what is going on - I like him a lot though, he feels even more formidable in a menacing kind of way than in the previous instalment. The movie has the best use of score of all Leone movies I know.

7.5/10
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Re: DarkeningHumour's Filmspotter Forum Top 100 (2014) Checklist
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2016, 02:24:27 PM »
It looks like I am going to have to go into silent movies very soon. Also, three hour long Mullholand Drive. Brrr...
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