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My favorite Atom Egoyan feature film is.......

Where the Truth Lies
3 (9.4%)
Ararat
2 (6.3%)
Felicia's Journey
1 (3.1%)
The Sweet Hereafter
11 (34.4%)
Exotica
8 (25%)
Calendar
1 (3.1%)
The Adjuster
0 (0%)
Speaking Parts
0 (0%)
Family Viewing
0 (0%)
Next of Kin
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
4 (12.5%)
don't like any
1 (3.1%)
other
0 (0%)
Adoration
0 (0%)
Chloe
1 (3.1%)
Devil's Knot
0 (0%)
Captive
0 (0%)
Remember
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Author Topic: Egoyan, Atom  (Read 4574 times)

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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2014, 08:55:24 PM »
The Seven Deadly Sins in Cinema: The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Fantastic reflection - thanks for this.

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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2014, 09:54:38 PM »
Great perspective, sdb_1970.
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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2014, 10:54:25 AM »
1. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2015, 09:03:30 AM »
1. Exotica
2. Speaking Parts

3. Family Viewing
4. The Adjuster
5. The Sweet Hereafter
6. Calendar
7. Next of Kin
8. Felicia's Journey
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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2016, 02:48:45 PM »
1. Chloe (3)
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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2018, 02:10:32 PM »
I have only seen Chloe, which was ok, but worth a vote.

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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2018, 03:18:51 PM »
The Sweet Hereafter
Exotica

Felicia's Journey
Remember
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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2018, 12:01:11 AM »
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Next of Kin (1984)
* *
I feel generous calling this a mixed review because Egoyan's feature debut is only interesting held up against the films that came later. Many of his familiar obsessions regarding family dysfunction and artificial emotional barriers are present, but they're not given much form and the characters are really uninteresting, which I think is more the fault of Egoyan not knowing how to get some energy out of his cast. 

Family Viewing (1987)
* *
One film later and Egoyan is almost there. The themes have a more interesting context thanks to some inventive plot turns that he's learning how to drip out. The filmmaking is still technically quite rough, but there's a nice throbbing score that reminds me how good he would get at creating mood through music in Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter.
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Re: Egoyan, Atom
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2018, 11:49:23 AM »
I remember liking Family Viewing more than that, but I'd be nervous to put that memory to a test. (Ararat made me revise down my opinion of every other Egoyan film, lol. So inept.)

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