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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5040 on: February 12, 2019, 03:33:13 AM »
Really great list! I'm skeptical of anyone without many comedies in their favorites, so it's nice to see Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, and UHF on there.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock has been high on my watch list for a long time, so I'll use this as inspiration to finally see that.

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5041 on: March 20, 2019, 12:58:46 PM »
So I'm making another attempt at keeping up with movies and posting on the forums. My littlest one is now almost four and as life is still super busy, getting out of the house and to the theater isn't as difficult. And my older two are able to watch more movies, and that helps too. I reconstructed my Top 100 so it is now my favorite films instead of the ones that I think are the best made films. This type of list just makes more sense. I watch movies because I like movies, so I should just make a list of movies I like the best. I think that is the list I made. At least for the time being...

1. Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
2. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
3. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
4. Le Bonheur (Agnes Varda, 1965)
5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
6. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
7. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
8.Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
9. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)
10. Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
12. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
13. No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
14. Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988)
15. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)
16. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
17. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991)
18. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
19. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
20. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1998)
21. The Godfather: Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
22. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
23. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
24. Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1937)
25. Mary and Max (Adam Elliot, 2009)
26. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
27. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
28. The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2015)
29. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
30. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
31. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
32. The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997)
33. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
34. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
35. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
36. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
37. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
38. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
39. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
40. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar, 2002)
41. Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995)
42. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
43. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
44. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
45. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
46. Female Trouble (John Waters, 1974)
47. House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)
48. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
49. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
50. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002)
51. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
52. Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1962)
53. Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss (Yasuharu Hasebe, 1970)
54. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1978)
55. Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin, 2006)
56. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
57. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
58. Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968)
59. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
60. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
61. The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999)
62. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
63. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
64. Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994)
65. Before Sunrise (1995)
66. Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)
67. Still Walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2008)
68. Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen, 1940)
69. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
70. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
71. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
72. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
73. Bluebeard (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
74. Anomalisa (Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, 2015)
75. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (Stephen Chiodo, 1988)
76. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
77. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
78. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
79. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
80. The Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)
81. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
82. My Dinner with Andre (Louis Malle, 1981)
83. Brother’s Keeper (Bruce Sinofsky, Joe Berlinger, 1992)
84. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
85. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
86. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009)
87. Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman, 2002)
88. The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003)
89. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
90. Che: Roadshow Edition (Steven Soderbergh, 2008)
91. Tulpan (Sergei Dvortsevoy, 2008)
92. A Ghost Story (David Lowery, 2017)
93. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)
94. A Serious Man (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2009)
95. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
96. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
97. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
98. The Arbor (Clio Barnard, 2010)
99. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
100. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (B. Persichetti, P Ramsey, R. Rothman, 2018)
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5042 on: March 20, 2019, 01:59:09 PM »
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56. Brink (Rian Johnson, 2005)

Ah yes, of Golden Brink fame. ;)

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5043 on: March 20, 2019, 03:28:00 PM »
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56. Brink (Rian Johnson, 2005)

Ah yes, of Golden Brink fame. ;)

Lol. Thanks for catching my mistake.

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5044 on: March 20, 2019, 10:54:55 PM »
Nice looking top 100 there. Anyone with Certified Copy in their top 100 is okay in my book.

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5045 on: March 21, 2019, 09:20:35 AM »
I don't love everything on that list, but I love an awful lot of it. Now I'm thinking I should have found a place for Female Trouble on my own list.
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« Reply #5046 on: March 21, 2019, 09:32:33 AM »
I don't love everything on that list, but I love an awful lot of it. Now I'm thinking I should have found a place for Female Trouble on my own list.

Yeah, I felt I needed Pink Flamingos or Female Trouble on the list. Female Trouble is much more rewatchable so it got the spot.

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« Reply #5047 on: March 21, 2019, 11:57:24 PM »
What a fascinating list!

I donít think Iíve seen anyoneís top 100 with three Guy Madden films.  You must really love him.

There are a couple films Iíve never heard of, sitting next to some of the greats.  Stray Cat Rock, Tulpan. Divine Intervention.

You have the recent film Zama on your list: Iíd like to read a review of this by you.

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5048 on: March 22, 2019, 08:25:39 AM »
What a fascinating list!

I donít think Iíve seen anyoneís top 100 with three Guy Madden films.  You must really love him.

There are a couple films Iíve never heard of, sitting next to some of the greats.  Stray Cat Rock, Tulpan. Divine Intervention.

You have the recent film Zama on your list: Iíd like to read a review of this by you.

Great choices!

Thanks. Yeah, I love Guy Madden. There is something about movies with dreamlike qualities that really speak to me and he is the master of this. My Winnipeg is just so amazing to me as it mixes documentary, auto-biography and fiction together so seamlessly.

Stray Cat Rock was on MUBI a while ago and is just a bizarre exploitation film from the 70s that was unlike anything I've ever seen.

Tulpan is a film from Kazakhstan from a few years ago. It gives the view a glimpse into an area of the world rarely seen on film. It may fall off the list with a re-watch but I fell in love with it when I saw it.

Divine Intervention is a film from Palestine from the early 2000s which is similar to Roy Andersson's films. Sketches or vignettes, a day in the life with some black comedy and absurdness. Another that may not stay on the list with a rewatch as it was an early in my film watching career.

I will write up some thoughts on Zama later this weekend and post them. I saw it at the Traverse City Film Festival this summer so I'll have to do some reflecting and see if I wrote anything down anywhere. 

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« Reply #5049 on: March 22, 2019, 09:24:23 AM »
Have you seen Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary? It's my favorite Maddin.
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