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News and Theory / Re: Top 100 Films of All Time
« Last post by Robyn on Yesterday at 08:38:51 PM »
Every film mentioned in this thread:
https://letterboxd.com/helsings/list/xixaxs-favorite-films/by/name/

I'll add the future top 100 lists too!
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by martinthewarrior on Yesterday at 07:31:01 PM »
Nothing can be "assumed" based on lack of Cannes announcement.

Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?

I think we can assume that, Thought for sure any announcements would happen around Cannes. Darn it was really excited what direction he would go next.
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News and Theory / Re: Top 100 Films of All Time
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 07:03:03 PM »
have given this "serious consideration" and have decided that i can't speak for movies that i haven't rewatched in the past five or six years, since they're not fresh in my mind and how can i really say anymore. i think The Godfather is a fantastic example of this. it seems absurd to me to not include The Godfather, but i haven't watched it recently enough to say quite how much i like it, hmm. therefore this is just a list of movies i've seen recently enough to want to include them on a list of my tops

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Chungking Express
Crash (1996)
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Goodbye Solo
Sans Soleil
Unknown Pleasures
Mala Noche
La Vie de Bohčme
Dracula
Naked Lunch
Fantastic Planet
Exotica
Where the Day Takes You
Slacker
Close-Up
So This Is Paris
The Crowd
Escape from Dartmoor
Welcome Mr. Marshall!
everything by Keisuke Kinoshita
Melvin and Howard
Judex
La main du diable
Carnival of Souls
Stormy Weather
Shadows in Paradise
Amarcord
George Washington
Badlands
Taxi Driver
River's Edge
Watership Down
A Special Day
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Local Hero
Shadows
Ugly, Dirty and Bad
Seven Beauties
Nothing But a Man
Suntan
Taipei Story
The Only Son
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
El Sur
Long Day's Journey Into Night
A Street of Love and Hope
Mean Streets
It's Always Fair Weather
Yankee Doodle Dandy
King of New York
Shirkers
Heart of a Dog
Dead Alive
Zelig
Friday



not in any specific order and all they have in common is i could explain myself right now but really i'm not in that kind of mood btw
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The Small Screen / Re: Game of Thrones (spoilers)
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 06:30:12 PM »
Some relevant data attached below.

This illuminates something for me. I have a strange affinity for GoT phase 2, especially these last couple seasons. (Season 7 might even be my favorite of all.) They have a particular thing, a special something that 1 through 4 just don't have. Allowing characters to bare their souls or express precisely what they're feeling in a moment without speaking a word:

I really loved this episode. It feels somewhat like a continuation of "The Dragon and the Wolf" — characters experiencing and discovering things for the first time and reuniting after ages apart, done through weighty scenes, executed brilliantly one after another, with the heaviest lifting often done wordlessly.

As Sansa enters the crypt, the wordless exchange between her and Tyrion is just perfect. One of the highlights.

[...]

Another completely wordless exchange between Sansa and Tyrion that conveys more than any conversation could. High-level character work.

I love the talky episodes, don't get me wrong, but if given the choice I might prefer silence and visual spectacle. D&D have weaknesses, but this is probably their greatest strength.
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News and Theory / Re: Cannes
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 06:09:09 PM »
A lot of critics say it's very good, too. There's no in between. But I don't see it winning a prize because it wasn't finished. The mix, editing...To see the radical version of a radical movie must be something...

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News and Theory / Re: Cannes
« Last post by polkablues on Yesterday at 05:57:58 PM »
Word on the new Kechiche is that it's an epic disaster, which oddly makes me more intrigued to see it.

edit: And I just now saw that Drenk already posted about it yesterday in the actual thread. Point still stands!
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News and Theory / Re: Cannes
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 05:55:03 PM »
I watched Blue in 2013 and it got the Palme the next day; I'm seeing Lady on Fire tomorrow and the movie ends during the ceremony, so Sciamma should prepare herself for the prize—and she should thank me.
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News and Theory / Re: Cannes
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 05:44:00 PM »
like v pumped re wanting almodóvar to win so badly. what inside news tells me:

Portrait of a Lady on Fire most likely winner
Pain and Glory deserves to win but not most likely
Paranoid is wished upon winning but not likely
Once Upon a Time is celebrated but too obvious to win
A Hidden Life done good but not like win-good
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by kingfan011 on Yesterday at 04:02:25 PM »
Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?

I think we can assume that, Thought for sure any announcements would happen around Cannes. Darn it was really excited what direction he would go next.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
« Last post by trytotell on Yesterday at 03:45:02 PM »
Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?