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Which is your favourite film from this year?

Jarhead
0 (0%)
The Descent
1 (2%)
Capote
0 (0%)
Hostel
0 (0%)
King Kong
0 (0%)
Why We Fight
0 (0%)
Serenity
3 (5.9%)
Brick
4 (7.8%)
The New World
7 (13.7%)
Match Point
1 (2%)
Brokeback Mountain
4 (7.8%)
C.R.A.Z.Y.
0 (0%)
Cinderella Man
0 (0%)
War of the Worlds
0 (0%)
Go, See and Become
0 (0%)
The Constant Gardener
0 (0%)
Sin City
1 (2%)
The World's Fastest Indian
0 (0%)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
0 (0%)
Good Night and Good Luck
2 (3.9%)
Hitch
0 (0%)
Pride and Prejudice
1 (2%)
Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
0 (0%)
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
0 (0%)
Grizzly Man
5 (9.8%)
Thank You For Smoking
0 (0%)
V For Vendetta
1 (2%)
Murderball
0 (0%)
Syriana
0 (0%)
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
0 (0%)
The Death of Mr Lazarescu
0 (0%)
Batman Begins
3 (5.9%)
Mother of Mine
0 (0%)
Joyeux Noel (Happy Christmas)
0 (0%)
Adam's Apples
0 (0%)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
0 (0%)
Shooting Dogs
0 (0%)
The Interpreter
0 (0%)
The Weather Man
0 (0%)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
0 (0%)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
0 (0%)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
0 (0%)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
2 (3.9%)
The Island
0 (0%)
Everything is Illuminated
1 (2%)
Kingdom of Heaven
1 (2%)
Land of the Dead
0 (0%)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1 (2%)
Lord of War
0 (0%)
Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
1 (2%)
Hostage
0 (0%)
The 40 Year Old Virgin
2 (3.9%)
The Secret Life of Words
0 (0%)
Broken Flowers
0 (0%)
Walk The Line
0 (0%)
The Matador
0 (0%)
Hard Cardy
1 (2%)
The Wedding Crashers
0 (0%)
March of the Penguins
0 (0%)
Harsh Times
0 (0%)
A History of Violence
3 (5.9%)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
0 (0%)
Transamerica
0 (0%)
The Squid and the Whale
1 (2%)
Munich
1 (2%)
Stay
0 (0%)
Wolf Creek
0 (0%)
Riding Alone
0 (0%)
Constantine
0 (0%)
The Brothers Grimm
0 (0%)
Domino
0 (0%)
Me and You and Everyone We Know
1 (2%)
Three Burials for Melquiades Estrada
1 (2%)
L'Enfant
2 (3.9%)

Total Members Voted: 51

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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2009, 12:43:01 AM »
While I understand all the hatred for Crash, not including it as an option is just being childish.

No, it's on the 2004 list.

We've been over this. . . .  He's using imdb's years.  You have to draw a line somewhere.
Last I left it, he was going by when the film was first released in a theatre, NOT when it played at a festival.  CRASH played once in 2004, at the Toronto Festival.

In a THEATRE at the Toronto film festival!

But seriously, he's been going by imdb.  I'm sure he doesn't want to bother with looking up each film to see where it played.

And no one in their right mind would vote for Crash anyway.
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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2009, 01:00:16 AM »
And no one in their right mind would vote for Crash anyway.

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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2009, 01:04:58 AM »
I thought Rosenbaum also liked Crash.

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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2009, 01:49:12 AM »
Rosenbaum is a bit ambivalent:

"In my reviews I try to describe the paths that lead to my subjective response so that readers can decide whether some part of my path might be theirs too. In the case of Crash I may blanch at Haggis’s narrative contrivances and think two stars, though I did enjoy them (three stars). But the vision of Los Angeles that they’re designed to express strikes me as just and vital (four stars). So I wind up with an average of three. Viewers who find the vision uninteresting and the narrative contrivances acceptable but unenjoyable will come up with ratings of their own–or arrive at the same rating for entirely different reasons."

He also says:

"I saw the film a second time largely to determine whether the transparency of such plotting undermined the larger social message. I decided that it didn’t, because I valued the truth of that message–that, for instance, a racist cop is perfectly capable of saving a black person’s life–over the falsity of the plotting, and because I decided that this falsity was intended to articulate other truths."

Which sounds just as wrong-headed to me as anything skjerva's said recently.  ;)
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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2009, 01:54:42 AM »
"I saw the film a second time largely to determine whether the transparency of such plotting undermined the larger social message. I decided that it didn’t, because I valued the truth of that message–that, for instance, a racist cop is perfectly capable of saving a black person’s life–over the falsity of the plotting, and because I decided that this falsity was intended to articulate other truths."

What a load.
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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2009, 08:11:19 AM »
Da da da! Stupid confession time! (I need an intro melody for that to work more effectively)

I like Crash.


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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2009, 10:36:23 AM »
Da da da! Stupid confession time! (I need an intro melody for that to work more effectively)

I like Crash.




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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2009, 10:48:26 AM »
My #2 movie of the year
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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2009, 12:07:33 PM »
It's a good film.
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Re: Best Film of 2005
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2009, 05:35:13 PM »
The New World because it's only like the greatest film of the decade...and it has shots of trees!