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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 12:09:05 PM »
The Letterboxd List is up.

Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (the DOC, not the series) is the first doubled Discovery.

Fire in the Sky has one great sequence I will never forget. I am no longer the only person who likes Ravenous.

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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 12:18:13 PM »
Three Colors: Blue
Only Yesterday
Paris is Burning
Pom Poko
Three Colors: Red
A Man Escaped
Man's Castle
Three Colors: White

Brief Encounter
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Jules and Jim
Flight of the Red Balloon
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 12:45:59 PM »
... I currently have 31 Discoveries, but will probably edit it down as I build my post.

My preliminary list has 41 entries. I too have to edit it down and hope I find the time to collect screencaps for a proper post. Here is a sneak peek on Letterboxd for the curious.


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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 12:52:04 PM »
Because of this thread last year, I kept track this time around ! Still mostly canonical stuff, but you know. The first 7 are top 100 material (8 and 9 maybe). Pretty sure Sanjuro is the last film I'll watch this year, so unless that makes it in this is final.

1. Kaguyahime no monogatari / The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2013)



2. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)



3. Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)



4. Der letzte Mann / The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1927)



5. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990)



6. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)



7. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)



8. Idi i smotri / Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)



9. Majo no takkyûbin / Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)



10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright, 2010)



11. Du rififi chez les hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955)



12. Kakushi-toride no san-akunin / The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958)



13. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)



14. Suna no onna / Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)



15. Viskningar och rop / Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)



16. Seppuku / Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi, 1962)



17. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)



18. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)



19. Sans toit ni loi / Vagabond (Agnès Varda, 1985)



20. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)



Full list (45 films) here.
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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 01:28:03 PM »
I am no longer the only person who likes Ravenous.

Huh, interesting. I associate the film more with Bondo (and maybe Junior) than with you, though looking at the Ratings Project, I think it might have been AAAutin's Top 100 list that earned the film its initial inclusion there (with colonel_mexico's Top 100 list coming after). Bondo, Junior, and KasperL all rated it more highly.

Damn, I miss Ratings Project stats. Quick, someone grow our forum population 500% and extend my days by six hours.

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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 03:07:43 PM »
Before adding goodguy to Letterboxd: 108 of 126 86%
After figuring in goodguy's Prelim List: 109 of 167 65%


I hope some others will include a sentence or two about what makes these Discoveries.

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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 04:03:50 PM »
Yeah, Ravenous is the shit.
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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 05:07:06 PM »
Before adding goodguy to Letterboxd: 108 of 126 86%
After figuring in goodguy's Prelim List: 109 of 167 65%


I hope some others will include a sentence or two about what makes these Discoveries.

I had never watched them before ? I was surprised by some of the titles on your list since I'm assuming you had seen the likes of Cool Hand Luke before ?

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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 06:28:01 PM »
Swiss Army Man   8/10


Surprise me. That's what I sometimes think going into a comedy. Put me on my heels and don't let me anticipate the gag or the punchline. Swiss Army Man was an experience I did not see coming. I was charmed and made to laugh due to the films willingness to be gross, silly and imaginative. There are magical uplifting moments with such otherworldly ingredients, the only other films I could think to compare it to would be Miyazaki's. It has similar good-hearted qualities in the strange world it creates. Fart-felt entertainment at it's best.



The Hunt   9/10

Powerful sad. I imagine this movie will always come to mind any time anything approaching this subject is brought up. As a viewer the pace at which the film progresses feels cruel, and yet there is no needless knife-twisting, it is simply thorough and documents something terrible... so the result is honest.



The year in review:
-61 new movies watched
-27 movies revisited

Best rewatches:
-Interstellar (twice)
-Guardians of the Galaxy (twice)
-Shawshank Redemption
-It Follows

Most disappointing rewatches (formerly favourites)
-Max Mad Fury Road
-Collateral
-Gravity
-Zombieland
-The World's End

Worst movies I watched this year:
-Silence (2016)
-Tremors 4 (2004)
-Jason Bourne (2016)
-Alienate (2016)

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Re: Top Discoveries of 2017
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 07:50:32 PM »
I was surprised by some of the titles on your list since I'm assuming you had seen the likes of Cool Hand Luke before ?
Seen it twice. The list combines everyone’s individual lists.