Poll

What are your top five?

Near Death
0 (0%)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4 (6.3%)
For All Mankind
1 (1.6%)
A City of Sadness
2 (3.1%)
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
0 (0%)
Dead Poets Society
3 (4.7%)
Crimes and Misdemeanors
1 (1.6%)
Black Rain [Imamura]
1 (1.6%)
Homework
0 (0%)
Margarit i Margarita
0 (0%)
Do the Right Thing
8 (12.5%)
Glory
2 (3.1%)
Kiki's Delivery Service
2 (3.1%)
My Left Foot
1 (1.6%)
The Killer
2 (3.1%)
Back to the Future Part II
0 (0%)
The Seventh Continent
1 (1.6%)
Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?
0 (0%)
Henry V
1 (1.6%)
Santa Sangre
1 (1.6%)
Monsieur Hire
0 (0%)
Recollections of the Yellow House
0 (0%)
Batman
2 (3.1%)
The Little Mermaid
3 (4.7%)
The Abyss
2 (3.1%)
When Harry Met Sally...
1 (1.6%)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
0 (0%)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
3 (4.7%)
Mystery Train
2 (3.1%)
Life and Nothing But
0 (0%)
Blood
0 (0%)
Pedicab Driver
0 (0%)
Field of Dreams
0 (0%)
Roger & Me
1 (1.6%)
Longtime Companion
1 (1.6%)
The Unbelievable Truth
1 (1.6%)
Jesus of Montreal
0 (0%)
Driving Miss Daisy
1 (1.6%)
Say Anything...
0 (0%)
Lean on Me
0 (0%)
Drugstore Cowboy
1 (1.6%)
God of Gamblers
0 (0%)
Music Box
0 (0%)
Visitor of a Museum
0 (0%)
The Gang of Four
1 (1.6%)
All About Ah-Long
0 (0%)
And Then There Was Light
0 (0%)
Steel Magnolias
0 (0%)
Born on the Fourth of July
0 (0%)
Major League
0 (0%)
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
1 (1.6%)
Lethal Weapon 2
2 (3.1%)
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
0 (0%)
Violent Cop
0 (0%)
Patlabor: The Movie
0 (0%)
Casualties of War
0 (0%)
Les baisers de secours
0 (0%)
Konec starych casu
0 (0%)
Parenthood
1 (1.6%)
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
0 (0%)
Leningrad Cowboys Go America
1 (1.6%)
UHF
0 (0%)
Boris Godounov
1 (1.6%)
Noce blanche
1 (1.6%)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
0 (0%)
The 'Burbs
0 (0%)
Sweetie
0 (0%)
Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed
0 (0%)
Road House
0 (0%)
Ghostbusters II
1 (1.6%)
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days
1 (1.6%)
Dekalog [tv]
3 (4.7%)
Lonesome Dove [tv]
1 (1.6%)
Isle of Flowers [short]
0 (0%)
Balance [short]
0 (0%)
Darkness Light Darkness [short]
0 (0%)
A Grand Day Out [short]
1 (1.6%)
Creature Comforts [short]
0 (0%)
Knick Knack [short]
1 (1.6%)

Total Members Voted: 14

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2008, 10:20:49 AM »
ugh. One of the worst years yet. I can't believe someone voted for Lethal Weapon 2, and that no one else voted for the Dekalog.
That's only because it wasn't there when I decided not to vote, I think.
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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2008, 02:44:33 PM »
Having not seen The Dekalog yet (that will wait for the holiday break), I knew I had to Do The Right Thing.
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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2008, 03:34:13 PM »
Nice one, working the title into the post.  I love it!  It's like a pun!
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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 03:46:55 PM »
Having not seen The Dekalog yet (that will wait for the holiday break), I knew I had to Do The Right Thing.

Yeah I totally missed Decalogue, maybe when I get around to seeing it I'll change my vote.

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 05:14:36 PM »
No Pet Sematary?  :P

I went with Harry & Sally.
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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2008, 09:58:21 PM »
I'm not sure yet but I really wish I had watched Kiki's Delivery Service so I could vote for it.

Whoa, the Dekalog of course! How did I miss that one?

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2008, 02:11:13 AM »
I really enjoyed The Dekalog, but... Do The Right Thing was so raw. So visceral. So powerful.

It makes me feel bad, but I have to vote where I feel.

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2008, 08:03:15 AM »
Man, so many good movies, but it's Do the Right Thing, no contest.

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2008, 05:09:01 PM »
When Harry Met Sally, Dekalog isn't really one film.

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Re: Best Film of 1989
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2008, 12:19:16 AM »
My personal faves:

 
5. sex, lies & videotape - Sex, lies & videotape: three great tastes that taste great together.

4. Do The Right Thing - "Let me tell you the story of "Right Hand, Left Hand." It's a tale of good and evil. Hate : it was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love: These five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this : static. One hand is always fighting the other hand; and the left hand is kicking much ass - I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love, is finished. But, hold on, stop the presses, the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Oh, it's the devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down - Left-Hand Hate K.O-ed by Love."

3. Parenthood - "Since then he's been slappin' the salami, no offense..... apparently he's goin' for a world record.... anyway, uh,  he was afraid there was somethin' wrong with him, like he was a pervert or somethin'. I told him 'That's just what little dudes do. We've all done it'."
"... you need a license to buy a dog or drive a car, hell you need a license to catch a fish! But they'll let any butt-reamin' @sshole be a father."

2. Glory - "And what are you? So full of hate you just wanna go out and fight everybody. 'Cause you been whipped and chased by hounds. Well, that may not be livin', but it sure as hell ain't dyin'. And dyin's what these white boys been doin' for goin' on three years now. Dyin' by the thousands, dyin' for you, fool. I know 'cause I dug they graves. . . .
The time's comin' when we gonna have to anti-up. Anti-up and kick in like men.... LIKE MEN!"

1. The Abyss - Close Encounters Of The Under-Water Kind. Personally, as a sci-fi nerd, I think this is a James Cameron masterpiece, with it's two stories in one. The alien storyline crossed over with the tension that builds with the crew & the SEAL team. And both plots comes off as very well executed. I think that this movie suffered from the edited version that originally  released in theatres, which is too bad, because the uncut version is what truly revealed just how great this  movie really is.
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