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Boonmee

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Boonmee's Favorite Movies

2001: A Space Odyssey The Tree of Life Persona 8½ The Rules of the Game The Conformist Apocalypse Now Last Year at Marienbad Ran The Seventh Seal

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Comments (289)

 
Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/8/2011 Reply  · 

My rankings indicate "best" films of all-time, not "favorite", although I do really love some of them.

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Seb

Seb on 12/20/2011 Reply  · 

Hey boonmee, thanks for accepting my friend request. I saw that you've seen the new film take shelter with Michael Shannon. I haven't had the opportunity to see it yet because it didn't screen anywhere in my local area. I just wanted to know what your opinion of it was and if the film is too slow or anything. That would be great

P.s. Love the fact that you have the tree of life as your number 1!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/24/2011 Reply  · 

Glad to accept it! As for Take Shelter, well, I loved it! It ranks as my #4 film of 2011 and I think Shannon gives the best lead male performance of the year (Just ahead of Hunter McCracken for The Tree of Life). I've heard some call it slow, but I'd disagree. The whole film has such a dreamy, enigmatic felling to it and Nichols' direction is excellent. Everything- all the way down to the sound design- is great. I highly recommend it!

And I'm glad to hear you're a fan of The Tree of Life!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/21/2012 Reply  · 

Grr. I resent the fact that the "Movies I haven't watched list is now officially called the List of Shame. Some of these movies I just have no intention of seeing. Simple as that.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/26/2012 Reply  · 

love ur taste in film hey have u seen the artist my favorite film of 2011 and how does it rank up against the tree of life (btw i love them both)

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/27/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks! Yeah, I have seen "The Artist". I wouldn't call it my favorite of 2011, but it ranks around #22 of the 50-something 2011 films I've seen. I think it's very sweet and lovable, but there isn't much of anything going on beneath the surface. As you probably saw, I rank "The Tree of Life" as the greatest film of all time, so overall, The Artist is very far behind it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/27/2012 Reply  · 

its hard for me 2 decide between the two what are your top 10 of the year

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/28/2012 Reply  · 

1. The Tree of Life
2. Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives
3. Certified Copy
4. Take Shelter
5. Poetry
6. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
7. Drive
8. Melancholia
9. Martha Marcy May Marlene
10. Cave of Forgotten Dreams

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/28/2012 Reply  · 

hey i see ur a 2001 a space odyssey fan cool this is my interpretation of it that the monolith represents either knowledge or proof of higher being the aliens represent god well a scientist view of god not a religious one do u think any of thats right but i know there is no right or wrong answer but ur so knowledgeable on film

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/31/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the compliment.
I think that sounds about right. I'd say that the film as a whole symbolizes man's destiny and his struggle with technology. The fact that Dave is able to defeat HAL, shows man's enduring spirit. He moves on and evolves into something greater- the star child. I think Kubrick may have been suggesting that we have the ability to destroy ourselves through our own creations, but we also have the strength to rise above our missteps and achieve something greater. And, yeah, I think the Monolith represents great knowledge- something we as humans strive for, but often fail to grasp.

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Seb

Seb on 12/16/2012 Reply  · 

im pretty sure uncle boonme was released in 2010

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/15/2013 Reply  · 

Maybe in Thailand, but it was a 2011 release stateside.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/6/2012 Reply  · 

would i like last year at marienbard

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/7/2012 Reply  · 

I don't know if you'd like it. It's very complicated and at times, tough to follow. It's also really slow- but I think its intriguing! I couldn't look away.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/8/2012 Reply  · 

ill have to check that out any other sugestions

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/12/2012 Reply  · 

I don't know if you've seen any of these, but I recommend
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
and especially:
Wings of Desire (1987)
I say those four based on your top ten. I don't know if they are the kinds of movies that you'd enjoy, but...there you go.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/22/2012 Reply  · 

change of favorites i agree

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losercat69

losercat69 on 3/6/2012 Reply  · 

uncle boonmee was very great! it was my #8 of last year.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/7/2012 Reply  · 

That it was, my friend! It's #2 on my 2011 list.

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losercat69

losercat69 on 3/22/2012 Reply  · 

i had Apichatpong Weerasethakul as my best director of the year. i think it would have been higher if i had seen it earlier in the year. but i had already had about my top 6 by the time i saw it..

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for recomending The Tree of Life I watched it again and loved it! It is now my number one all time is was so beautiful and intricate Im so glad I rewatched it because the first time I just thought it was a mediocre art house film

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Caesar

Caesar on 7/6/2012 Reply  · 

Keep an eye out for The Daily Question on Connerwood1998's profile page. He's going to post a new movie question every day. :)

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/8/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the heads up.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/13/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting dude. I think I can learn a lot from your list. It has all these classics, foreign films and relatively unknown films which I should check out. I'm ashamed to tell you that I've seen only 32 films in your top 200 :( But that number, I'm sure, will change in the future. I recently saw 2001 and just couldn't understand it. I have little idea what that ending signified. I did however come up with certain theories I'm not completely sure about.

You can tell by my list that it's more mainstream. It's filled with these entertaining action flicks and other popular films. But I'd definitely like to check more artsy stuff. I don't have a problem with slow-paced films :]

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/13/2012 Reply  · 

No problem.
It's really good to hear that you're are interested in venturing into new cinematic territories. A lot of people I know are not like this- They watch their popcorn flicks and dismiss everything else as "stupid" without understanding it.
Some good "artsy" films to start with if you haven't seen them already:
The Seventh Seal
The Thin Red Line
Wings of Desire
The Battle of Algiers

Even if you don't fully comprehend it, it's that willingness to be accepting of the material and the willingness to learn about it that I admire.
Thanks for sending the friend request.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/14/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations. I guess I'll start with The Thin Red Line.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/13/2012 Reply  · 

I see you have Wild Strawberries and Persona high on your list. I recently watched them, and now consider them a favourite. Not as high as you, but at the top part of my list. 8 1/2 is a movie I wish I liked, but it's not for me. The Conformist however, sounds like a film I should look into.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/14/2012 Reply  · 

Glad to here that you loved Persona and Wild Strawberries! I can understand your sentiments toward 8 1/2. I think it's just about perfect, but I know that there are plenty of people who get worn out/bored by the feel and the length of the film. Fellini just isn't for everyone.
And yes, you should definitely see The Conformist. Although it is at #8 on my list, it's more like #6- just superb filmmaking on every level.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/26/2012 Reply  · 

Aah, you've seen The Room. I recently watched it myself. I'm really interested on what you thought about it. Maybe over a game of catch the football!? lol!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/27/2012 Reply  · 

Oh hai, Shane. I thought The Room was very, very funny. I'd seen parts of it before, but this was my first time seeing the whole thing. It really is one of the worst movies ever. The dialogue is confused and repetitive (And stupid), the acting is beyond horrible, the directing (Or lack thereof) is atrocious. But...it was still hilarious. And what was up with the four or five sex scenes? Each of them took forever, and they were all really awkwardly shot (And they were pointless). I don't buy any of that "It's a black comedy" BS, either. This was definitely intended to be a serious drama.
Anyway, this would be something that I'd love to see at one of those midnight screenings. That'd be a lot of fun.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/27/2012 Reply  · 

I found it funny he wanted to adopt Denny, he's about 30!

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Seb

Seb on 9/19/2012 Reply  · 

hey, how was the master??

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 9/21/2012 Reply  · 

The Master was fantastic. It's a very challenging movie with excellent performances all around (Especially by Phoenix...I mean, Oh my gosh, he was amazing). I still think TWBB is Anderson's best film, but The Master just reaffirms his status as one of America's most exciting contemporary filmmakers. As soon as it ended, I couldn't wait to see it again- I plan on seeing it 2 or 3 more times in theaters before picking up the blu-ray.

Also, I watched it in 70mm, and it is a sight to behold.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/25/2012 Reply  · 

I was thinking about watching the movie Birth...is is good?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 9/26/2012 Reply  · 

Very good. It's a slow build of a movie but it is definitely worth the watch. I think it was sadly misunderstood upon release, so I disagree with the critical consensus, but, yes, I recommend it.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I was looking up the greatest films of all time on Sights & Sounds, and I noticed that they had '8 1/2' ranked pretty high. And, seeing that you have it ranked at your number 4 spot, I was just curious about what makes the film so great. It's available on streaming on Netflix and I'm hoping to give it a watch sometime in the next few days if it really sparks my interest.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

Cool. Well, I was enthralled by the way it portrayed the sometimes crazy life of a filmmaker (It's essentially about Fellini himself). It beautifully shows the struggles of his current life (Both in work and love) as well as his past. It's got some fantastic dream sequences, great performances all around and an ending that is just perfect (Tying together all the characters of the film- past and present).
I love it and definitely recommend it.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

Boonmee, watch the French movie 'Intouchables'. It's awesome, I think you'll love it. My favorite movie of 2012 so far.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

Ooh... The Intouchables is actually a movie I've kinda been avoiding. I know that audience reception has been strong, but from what I've seen and read of it, it strikes me as one of those typical uplifting/inspirational dramas that tries too hard to pull on your heartstrings. It reminds me of something like Rain Man meets The Bucket List.
I'm sorry. I'm probably coming off as very snobby. I really do appreciate your recommendations (And I welcome them!), I'm just not terribly excited about seeing that particular film. I may be wrong, but if it's nearly as sentimental as that trailer suggests, I'll be rolling my eyes all the way through.
You seem to have a good understanding of my taste, though, so maybe I'll give it a shot when it releases on DVD.
:)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 10/18/2012 Reply  · 

Like you, I was highly skeptical going into the movie.
Comedy drama's aren't really my thing. However, I ended up absolutely loving it, not because of the drama aspect (although that was excellent as well), but because of the comedy aspect. It's one of the most hilarious movies I've ever seen, I laughed my ass off. Right from the start I was hooked by the very stylized opening with beautiful music.

The (American) trailer seems so focus more on the drama aspect of the movie than the comedy aspect. I don't know, but the trailer feels a little overdramatic, honestly. The drama in the movie itself feels genuine, and not as forced as in the trailer. And the movie is based on a real story, so I guess it isn't THAT typical. I suggest you give the movie a shot. If you are absolutely 100% certain you won't like it, then don't see it ofcourse. But it's in the IMDb top 100 for a reason... ;)

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/17/2012 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late response. It actually sounds relatively interesting. I'll definitely give it a viewing when I get the chance. Thanks for the recommendation!

(I'll let you know what I thought of it when I see it)

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/20/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee,

I wanted to get your opinion on something: Do you consider a 45-minute movie (Simon of the Desert, Sherlock, Jr.) to be a feature film or a short?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/21/2012 Reply  · 

Hey Caesar,
Uh...a short, I think. It's tough to say. Normally, I consider something 60/70 minutes and over to be a feature.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/21/2012 Reply  · 

Cool, thanks. I always considered 60 minutes to be the dividing line between a short and a feature too, but then I heard the AMPAS puts it at 40 minutes - which strikes me as a very short running time.

Anyway, I just wanted to get your opinion. Thanks again! :)

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OneFuckTooMany

OneFuckTooMany on 10/23/2012 Reply  · 

The flickchart cut-off is also, obviouly, 40 mins.

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ToryK

ToryK on 11/14/2012 Reply  · 

Re-watch Blade Runner. Please. :) The Final Cut's the only version I've ever seen and I love the hell out of it.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/14/2012 Reply  · 

I definitely will at some point! The theatrical cut was good, but several things could have been changed. From what I've heard, the Final Cut cleans up many of the problems of the theatrical version and your endorsement gives me more reason to see it.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 11/27/2012 Reply  · 

2001 and The Tree of Life at #1 and #2?! I feel like most people I've talked to about them tend to love one and hate the other. For me, I've tried to like 2001 and have seen it maybe 6 times, but it just doesn't work for me. Explain yourself, sir! =)

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/27/2012 Reply  · 

That's funny, most people I've talked to either love both or hate both.
Anyway, I love 2001 because it resonated with me like no other film has. I finish it feeling a sense of inspiration that no other film gives me. Part of it would also be that I love Kubrick and I think his direcion in 2001 is perfect- not a single poorly-shot sequence or misstep in the handling of the film's tone. The story is told beautifully- tracing mankind from early times to the future, thus following our progression or evolution... And so on, and so forth. I think I shared some of my thoughts higher up in the comments on this page as well.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 12/16/2012 Reply  · 

Aw, Boonmee, man...you sat through Thor and Iron Man 2, but you still haven't seen The Intouchables? Shame on you! ;P

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/17/2012 Reply  · 

Haha! Yeah, they were both awful. I only watched them because a) I wanted to watch a movie and b) I was too tired to concentrate on much. So I guess you could say I was in the mood for loud, but entertaining enough garbage.
And yes, I'll get to The Intouchables eventually! :)

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 12/16/2012 Reply  · 

Noticed a few docs recently added. I really really recommend Girl Model if you can track it down and haven't seen it already.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/17/2012 Reply  · 

I love documentaries! I've never heard of that one, but I just looked it up, and it looks pretty good! Adding it to my netflix queue now and I'll let you know what I think once I see it.

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Seb

Seb on 12/28/2012 Reply  · 

considering your user name and profile pic, im sure you've seen 'uncle boonme who can recall his past lives'. i just recorded it on world movies and was interested to see what your thoughts are on it. all i know is that it won the 2010 palme d'or and is allegedly a very enigmatic movie

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/28/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, "Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives" is indeed the reason for my user name. It's one of my favorite films of 2011 and I love it mainly for its dreamy, enigmatic atmosphere. Weerasethakul has a way of making mysterious films and Uncle Boonmee was beautifully done in this fashion. I've read that much of it ties into Thai folklore and history, so I'm sure that a lot of that went over my head, but the film is engrossing nevertheless. Boonmee comes to terms with death and the supernatural by the end, while his friends appear to be not as ready to do so (As it is may be suggested in the last scenes). That's another thing. All the speculation that I've done on the film, all the theories, may be wrong. There's an ambiguity to the film that opens up several possibilities regarding what the film may be saying.

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Seb

Seb on 1/1/2013 Reply  · 

sounds great, ill definitely check it out.

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Seb

Seb on 1/6/2013 Reply  · 

Boonmee, Have you seen Haneke's 'The Piano Teacher'? I recently watched it and i was really shocked. I ask you because you seem to watch a lot of foreign and art house films. I thought it was an excellent film, but I'm not sure if I ever want to watch it again. It's themes and the lengths that Haneke goes to illustrate them are as uncompromising as anything I've seen.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

No, I haven't, but I've heard great things. Your endorsement makes me more interested in seeing it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Boonmee. I've been trying to catch up on some 2012 releases, and I was wondering what were your highest recomendations.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Jeremy.
My highest recommendations would be:
The Turin Horse
Elena
Oslo, August 31st
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

I would include The Master, but I'm not sure if you've seen that already.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/7/2013 Reply  · 

No, I sadly haven't seen The Master yet. The funny thing is I just ordered Elena, Olso, The Turin Horse, and a movie called Tabu from 2012. They all sound great. I haven't seen much this year, but it's a much better year in film than last year.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/8/2013 Reply  · 

Agreed on this being a great year. And I'd love to see Tabu. I've heard so many great things about it and it looks fantastic, but I don't think there's a theater within 100 miles that's playing it. Bummer.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/13/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks. I had to go to about four different computers to find one that would work. Everywhere else i would put the picture up, then it would disappear.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/13/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Boonme I just watched Zero Dark Thirty and it was amazing. It's easily the best film of 2012. I think the pro-torture accusations are a load of bullshit. The film's message has nothing to fucking do with torture! Do you agree with me? What did you think the overall message of the film was (I hope you agree with me that it's not gloryfying torture)?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I can't stand all the politicians and actors protesting this film. How stupid are these people? As Bigelow said herself: "depiction is not endorsement". The film presents torture very matter-of-factly and the clear-eyed, straightforward nature of that depiction seems to terrify these people. Can't say I'm surprised by the reaction, but it's disappointing nevertheless.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I really enjoyed the last scene when Maya is crying. I think she sort of realized the overall meaningless of her mission and that overall it didn't accomplish much.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks! Eyes Wide was phenomenal and it's definitely one of my favorite Kubrick films now. It was also the last film I had to watch in order to complete his filmography on here, so it was a great closure to a great list of films.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that got a kick out of grumpy Tommy Lee Jones.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

I actually watched Fear and Desire on YouTube. Netflix doesn't carry it and it also ceases to exist at local DVD stores around me, so I just found it on YouTube. The quality is okay but watchable and is split into 8 parts. The link is below if you want to follow through with the same method. Now after watching all of Kubrick's films, I gotta start buying all of them now. I'm going to have a hell of a time finding Fear and Desire though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZhzpBl5g4

(Part 2, etc. will show up in the suggested videos on the side)

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

Sure, no problem!

Yeah I was looking at Amazon for different prices on all of his films actually. Awhile ago I managed to find a 'Mom & Pop Store' that sells really old game consoles, games, and has a TON of movies old and new. I discovered it after seeing Fear & Desire, so I had no incentive to go there and look for it, but I sure as will now. I remember seeing Eyes Wide there for only $8 awhile back. I feel like an idiot for not buying it at the time.

I remember reading about his hatred for it in a book I bought about him. I found the film to be great actually and I don't understand why Kubrick hated it so much. It's easy to tell that it's his first film, but it's still great. It isn't quite as great of a war film as FMJ or Paths of Glory, but I managed to like it better than Killer's Kiss and Lolita.

Oh, and if you REALLY want to finish Kubrick's filmography, then I highly suggest you watch his three great short films as well. I have provided links below for those too, lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbC4LsztAI
(Flying Padre)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUbjoYV8ZiY
(The Seafarers)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBkSfYEvpKI
(Day of the Fight. This was Kubrick's first film ever and it's also my personal favorite of his short films)

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/15/2013 Reply  · 

You're welcome! I'm just trying to look out for a fellow Flickcharter and fellow Kubrick fan.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/16/2013 Reply  · 

Five-hundred 2000's films seen!

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shane24

shane24 on 1/18/2013 Reply  · 

Nice.

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Reelz

Reelz on 1/24/2013 Reply  · 

You will never top my 660!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/24/2013 Reply  · 

Hehe. I'll get there! :)

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I saw finnaly saw Amour. Sorry, it took me so long to see. This movie is amazing. It's a film of slow and raptorous beauty. The movie's not pleasant to watch, but it's a rewarding experience. I think you'll like it. Also, tell me when you see it.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/29/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the reply. I'm very excited about seeing it, but I'm just waiting for my local art house to get it. I'll be sure to let you know what I thought!

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trayoder

trayoder on 1/30/2013 Reply  · 

Thinking of checking out Hour of the Wolf on Netflix. I have been meaning to give Bergman a try. What would you compare his movies to?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/30/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know what to compare them to, but if I had to describe them in a word, I'd call them "moody"...or "dark". They all have a seriousness to them. This can be a turn-off for some people, but I personally love his work.
Hour of the Wolf is a gem and a really good entry point for someone who hasn't seen a Bergman film before.
Hope you like it!

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

I left you a comment before about the comments being messed up, but it got jumbled. The messages seem to stay at the bottom if you go to the bottom of the page and hit the reply button on the bottom comment. Well, they have so far. I have been testing it out on Caesar's page.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Where to start with Holy Motors? That's the thing, I don't know what you know, so I'll keep it as vague as possible. It's a strange movie, no getting around that, but not in a bad way. I didn't recommend it to Caesar, but I think I'd recommend it to you. I think you'd appreciate the strangeness more, not that you just like strange movies. I think you know what I mean. :)

Lead actor Denis Levant was superb. He must of been jumping out of his boots with such a role. It's like he's doing 8 movies in one. Some of the film worked better for me than other parts. It all depends on whether you can get behind who Levant is at the time. It's currently around 800 out of 3684 movies on my flickchart, so it's pretty high.After you've seen it, tell me, I'll have a few questions to your opinions on certain scenes I can't mention now, without you wanting to strangle me.

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shane24

shane24 on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Can you tell me what you thought about Compliance and The Imposter? I've heard mixed reviews for Compliance.

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trayoder

trayoder on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

I thought Compliance was intense, it was kind of like a car crash, you just couldn't look away.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/31/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Boonme I just watched Pulp Fiction, and while I think it's a good movie, I don't think it's a a masterpiece. Why do so many people love this film? Also, what is the message of this movie or what exactly is it trying to say?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/2/2013 Reply  · 

I can't speak for other people, but I like it so much because of Tarantino's fresh dialogue and direction as well as the non-linear presentation of the narrative. I don't think it's trying to say anything in particular. Like most Tarantino films, it is playing off familiar genre tropes and styles while remaining innovative and thoroughly postmodern.

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trayoder

trayoder on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee how old are you anyway?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/5/2013 Reply  · 

Seventeen.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

I see that you liked Big Fan. That annoys me because I want to see it and they haven't even released the DVD yet.

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trayoder

trayoder on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

How do you decide what movies to watch? or are you like me and are up to watching almost anything? lol

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, I'm Aussie. We miss out on many movies on DVD. Maybe a year later I would find It.

I'm still not happy I used the word 'strange' for some of your movies. But I can assure you, I wasn't being a dick :) Damn, the word I want to use escapes me.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have an opinion on Jim Jarmusch films?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

I realized lately that I love most of his movies. I really enjoyed Ghost Dog, Down By Law, Night on Earth, Stranger Than Paradise and Dead Man. I really didn't like The Limits of Control though.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/8/2013 Reply  · 

I have to comment again. What is wrong with Yellowjacket and Squaremaster! I just don't understand blind obsession to either marvel or dc.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

I've never even heard of Tokyo Drifter or A Colt is My Passport. Are they both worth watching?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/10/2013 Reply  · 

I like the sound of that! I'll definitely get to it now. Thanks.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

I just noticed you had Cries and Whispers in your top ten. As usual, I don't have it as high as you (you know I don't mean anything bad by that) but I found it an interesting, yet unsettling film. I guess we both like 'strange' films. ;)

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

The Turin Horse made it into TSPDT's best 1000 films list.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I saw that. It's great news!

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shane24

shane24 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm surprised you haven't seen Fanny and Alexander Boonmee.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/17/2013 Reply  · 

Why didn't you like Robot and Frank? I haven't seen it, but I had heard goods things. Not funny?

I also see you didn't rate Bottle Rocket very high. I have to agree with you, I didn't laugh once.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

Amour seems like a movie you would like, am I right? I think I would like it also. Probably be a long time before i get to.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you've finnally seen Amour. The more I think about the more I realize it is a masterpiece. My grandfather had the same situation as the wife, and this film potrayed it very realistically. I think this is my favorite film of 2012. What did you think?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/19/2013 Reply  · 

I loved it, but honestly, I'm still processing this- two days after seeing it. Haneke really is one of our greatest working filmmakers and even though this didn't hit me as hard as The White Ribbon did, it is still a tremendous accomplishment. I think he showed such restraint in telling this story. I've seen films like this that go for theatrics and emotional breakdown scenes, but this film lands its blows quietly and benefits from doing so. Trintignant is excellent and Riva deserves to win the oscar (What a performance!). This is my #2 film of 2012 (The Turin Horse is still at the top for me).

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think the pigeon symbolized? I thought it represented him having to let go of his love for Anne

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/21/2013 Reply  · 

I continue to ponder the meaning of the pigeon, but your explanation sounds right. On his first encounter, he is eager to rid himself of the pigeon. Symbolically, you could say that he is also secretly hoping to unburden himself of his love for Anne- a love that is demanding much strength on his part. The second encounter (After "the deed" has been done), he closes the window immediately and after trapping the pigeon holds onto it with a forlorn expression on his face. He is at this point unable to let go of his love for her and move on.
All this being said, I think you nailed it. I've been trying to figure that out for the last few days, but none of my explanations made a whole lot of sense.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Do your rankings still indicate "best" movies of all time, or have you switched to your favourite?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched A Separation. What an amazing film. I watched it with no knowledege of what it was about, boy I was glad I did that, it totally went in a direction I wasn't expecting.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

This is a list based question Boonmee. You wrote that your rankings indicate "best" films and not "favourite". My question is, would your list look much different if you ranked differently?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Is it worth adding Kill! to my watchlist?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Funny, I just saw robmoviefilms13 had the same question that i did. We must of asked pretty much at the same time. :)

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

My first film review tell me what you think. http://jeremyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/02/bless-me-ultima-review-dir-carl-franklin.html

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

It's fine, but to be completely honest, I think it could do with more detail. I get the gist of the film, but it doesn't give me a strong reasoning regarding what works and what doesn't work about the film.
This isn't a put-down by any means- just a reaction. :)

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you very much!

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shane24

shane24 on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

Just saw The Virgin Spring and really enjoyed it. It must share the same source material as Last House on the Left because the stories are too similar to not be. I liked The Virgin Spring much better though.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

No Boonmee, I wouldn't recommend it. I don't really like it, and I can't see you liking it at all. You've already watched the version that you would like best.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 3/6/2013 Reply  · 

It pains me that you haven't seen Shawshank, Matrix or The Matrix. Three prominent films that make up my chart :0

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/9/2013 Reply  · 

So, how did you like Make Way For Tommorow?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

I had a feeling I'd be getting a message from you!
In short, I loved it. So sad, yet so beautiful. The characters and their conflicts are drawn truthfully and with great sympathy for their plights. I also really appreciate that the story never falls to cliches and presents the old couple's troubles in a heartfelt, honest way.
It's the best film I've seen so far this year and it falls just outside my top 100 (at #113, I believe).

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shane24

shane24 on 3/10/2013 Reply  · 

Would you recommend Make Way for Tomorrow?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

The Turin Horse moved very high on your list. I just bought and plan on watching it soon.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I just realized that. That was a mistake. I must have accidentally put it over Ran at #12. No, I've fixed it now. It should be around the 120's on my list

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched the movie Being John Malkovich, and I must say it is the most original film I've ever seen, and Kaufman's masterpiec. Although, I'm not exactly sure of all the tmes that the film was trying to convey. I have created my own interpretation of the film, but I was wondering what you though it meant.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I don't think I could say much about that. It's been a few years since I watched it and I can't recall too much from it. It's one of those films I really need to rewatch. I do like it, though.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

So, what did you think of Holy Motors?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

I think that it nearly had to be episodic to show a working day for an actor in this world. I think if it was flowed more it would lose it's uniqueness. The way the film is, I think it would reward people who watch it multiple times. Personally, that's how I see it. Any thoughts?

I think I understood the chimp part, but I'm still wondering about the limos, and the, I assume, reference to Eyes Without a Face.

Seems to me that it would be a great place for Daniel Day Lewis. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I do agree at the end that it jerked around a bit too much.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

That last message sounds contradictive to my other comment. I mean that I can see what you mean about it jerking around, but it really didn't bother me. I had a harder time with the Kylie Minogue part by itself. It was lagging here for me, I was interested how they connected, but I felt the scene was too long for me.

I just want to add that i loved his character in the cemetary. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

********Spoilers for Holy Motors below********

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

It's been a while, but now you mention the accordion, i totally understand what you mean. I'm nearly there with you, but as you said, I'll have to see it again before I throw around too many opinions.

While I don't understand the point of the limos talking, if there is a point, but one limo says something about a rolling stone not collecting moss. I gathered that it's saying that Oscar doesn't have a life and is continually on assignment. This means that when we see him as the banker at the start, he's just finished another overnight performance with a "family".

I've also wondered if the chimps scene is also a commentary on sitcoms. Could possibly be a dig at the terrible acting on these types of shows. So bad, that even a chimp could do it. Wild theory, but it's something that's been in my head a few times.

I have some more thoughts on the chimps, but I think I have to see it again before I throw anything else out.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Holy Motors reminds me Boonmee, you like "strange" films. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

Do you have any interpretations on what the chimps mean?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Boonme, do you know where the menu is where you fill out a form to add a new movie to the database of the site. I used it once before, but I cant find it.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Type something into the search bar so you get to the search results page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Submit a title to flickchart".

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Boonme, where is the menu where you can suggest new movies to add to the Flickchart database by filling out a form. I used it once, but I cant find it. Also, have you seen Lost in Translation?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

I have seen Lost in Translation. I like it, but don't love it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Where is the menu,though. Do you know?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

See what I posted on your first comment. It starts with "Type somethng into..."

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, my bad.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'll be watching Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives next week.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, also what is your profile pic?

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shane24

shane24 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Man, that guys name is long. No, I've never seen any of his movies before. I'll be walking into it blind, the only thing I know is the basic synopsis.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm definitely open to it. It really all depends on the film whether I like it or not. I can jump from genre to genre, or from different styles. I even get enjoyment from certain 'bad' films, to a certain extent. As long as I'm interested in some way, I'm fine.

If you don't mind me asking, where are you from? You don't have to be specific.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/23/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched Stalker. I liked it, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/27/2013 Reply  · 

I see your profile pic all the time, yet it didn't prepare me for how I would react to seeing it for the first time in the movie. It really freaked me out! Just standing there like that. I can't recall the last time I had a reaction like that. I think it's because I was so focused on what was happening to the cow, then quick cut to it. It drew me in completely. How did you react?

Unfortunately, I started watching Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives a bit too late at night. I was only going to watch the first few minutes. So it's a credit to the film that I kept watching. I can't wait to finish seeing it tomorrow.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/27/2013 Reply  · 

On TSPDT, The Turin Horse is currently #48 on the best films of the 21st century list. I can't wait to watch it this weekend.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/27/2013 Reply  · 

I watch really graphic horror films. Yet it's rare they get a reaction out of me like what I got watching this. It just caught me out. Eerie is the right word Boonmee. I loved that part, if it isn't obvious.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/28/2013 Reply  · 

I just finished Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives. It's going to be high on my list, but I'm very confused. I want to hear some thoughts from you before I rank it because, unlike Holy Motors, it's harder for me to interpret. Plus you've had more time to think about it, and I assume, more re-watches.

Can you please give your thoughts on these three things,

The catfish: I understand the storyline with the princess, but didn't grasp the relevance to the central plot. And it kind of lost me when the catfish was swimming between her legs, I didn't need to see that.

The still images: I didn't get this either. Soldiers, fake ghost monkeys.

The ending: Really threw me out. The monk, the doubles, watching tv.

Maybe I needed to pay more attention, maybe I'm tired after work, because these parts messed me up.

Oh, if I don't answer a question soon, it's because I'll be somewhere with no power for a few days. I'll answer anything you say when I get back. Still half a day before I go though.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/28/2013 Reply  · 

I just finished The Battle of Algiers as well. I think it's amazing.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/1/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for writing all that., I know it would of taken a while. You brought up some points that I've been going over in my head, and presented new ideas also. Very well written by the way.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/1/2013 Reply  · 

I ranked Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives. It finished high on my list. I would give it a 9/10.

One last thing. Do you think Boonmee could of been someone else other than the catfish and the buffalo? Could he of been the princess and the monkey ghost?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/1/2013 Reply  · 

I just picked another random movie to watch that you liked the most. First it was The Battle of Algiers which you ranked the highest, now it's The Thin Blue Line.

You know how good it is, don't need me telling you. But I will say it's one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. 10/10.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Check out Mean Streets, you'll love the overall quality of the film.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/7/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of The Perfect Host? I thought it was pretty terrible.

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shane24

shane24 on 4/8/2013 Reply  · 

I personally didn't hate it like I did for The Perfect Host. But I was definitely letdown by it. Sometimes it felt like the jokes were going over my head. I think they were referencing movies I've never seen before. What are they called? They're Mexican b movies, but I can't remember the name. Oh well, you'll know what I mean.

It may be a movie that improves for me if I ever decide to re-watch it (it happened with Anchorman), but at this moment, I can't say that it really impressed me.

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/17/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you love Rosemary's Baby. It doesn't get much love and really deserves more credit in paving the way for future films to come. Still not as good as Chinatown though.

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julinona

julinona on 4/20/2013 Reply  · 

Can you recall your past lives?

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julinona

julinona on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

Actually, I haven't seen the film yet, but I plan to. Should I watch it? Also can you tell me why should I watch it or why do you like it?

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

Could you give me your opinion on the films (if you've seen em) Diabolique, Repulsion and Persona? And if Repulsion has the same creepy atmosphere as Rosemary's Baby.

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julinona

julinona on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I will watch it. If there is something I would say about myself is that I am open minded and never judge stuff without knowing them or seeing them. I will get to it eventually since my To-Watch list right now is 150+ movies. When I watch it, I will let you know my opinion on it. Also why the strange choice to not do a favorite movies list? That's strange. But I guess your favorite movie is the best you have ever seen in this case being 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/21/2013 Reply  · 

So, how was To The Wonder?

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julinona

julinona on 4/22/2013 Reply  · 

I understand, And I do that too sometimes. Also just out of curiosity, what are your top 5 favorite movies of all time?

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julinona

julinona on 4/22/2013 Reply  · 

I also love it that you think The Thin Red Line is in your Top 20 of greatest of all time and that you think is better than Private Ryan. The Thin Red Line has my vote for the best war movie of all time and maybe is in the Top 5 of most underrated movies of all time. But I still have to watch Apocalypse now though.

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Seb

Seb on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

hey Boonmee, have you seen Russian Ark? im looking for a copy right now. apparently the entire film is one long shot. it looks fascinating.

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Seb

Seb on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

wow. considering the depth of your list, top 100 is pretty exclusive. ill watch it asap then.

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julinona

julinona on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, can't wait to watch Apocalypse Now, I have heard so many great things about it but am I keeping my expectations low because I have heard it's not for everybody. I also can't wait to watch The Tree of Life, Persona (and many other Ingmar Bergman films) and the Conformist. How could you have watched so many great films. I can't wait until I see them.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

So, Boonme, what is the best 2013 film that you've seen so fat (I know it's pretty early in the year , though)?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I haven't seen either of them yet. The only movie I've seen this year that stoodout was 'Bless Me, UItima', but I'm going to see 'Upstream Color' on thursday and 'Mud' on friday. Very excited for both of them. I'll probably write a review for one of them, will you read it and see if I've improved my writing style?

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Seb

Seb on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

i know its rude to ask this, but how old are you Boonmee? its just that your flickchart is so damn dense! you couldnt possibly be a teenager. please dont tell me you're a teenager haha

i'm 18 btw haha

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Seb

Seb on 4/25/2013 Reply  · 

thats insane! now im even more impressed. i reckon ive had enough time to watch what you've watched, but i just dont have the energy to keep watching heavy movies like u do! 1 or 2 a month is enough for me. i usually think about them for a long time as well, so its hard to move on. i dont know how u do it, dude. you're knocking so many off at a time. for the past 6 months pretty much all ive thought about is The Master haha.

so what country are you from? are you in yr 12 atm?

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Seb

Seb on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

i just started do movie reviews for my uni magazine, so i pretty much get to see everything this year for free :) in the next 2 weeks im seeing evil dead, place beyond the pines, spring breaker, the hunt, iron man 3, star trek and the great gatsby! (i live in australia, so we get most movies a month or so after the US)

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julinona

julinona on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hey do you think Silence of the Lambs is overrated? I personally don't think it should be anywhere near the top 100.

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Seb

Seb on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

will do. its always cool when Australia gets a movie before the US. im so used to reading reviews before seeing a film. it'll be nice to go in fresh this time.

it must be amazing going to a movie at canne/toronto/sundance and having no idea what it'll be like. that sense of discovery is lost in our world. as soon as we're recommended something, we look it up on imdb/rotten tomatoes immediately. theres no mystery. even when i stumble across something i havent seen before, its my instinct to find out what im watching.

the other day someone on an Indiewire podcast floated the idea of a wine tasting-type film fest, where u watch films from an array of different directors without knowing which one is which. so it completely cancels out expectation, personal bias etc. sounds like a fascinating experiment.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Here's my Mud review: http://jeremyreviews.blogspot.com/
Tell Me what you think

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julinona

julinona on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

But do you really think it deserves to be in top 30 of all time? Also you are 17 (just like me) and have watched so many great movies? WOW

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Seb

Seb on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

my thoughts exactly haha

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

Tell me when you see Mud.

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julinona

julinona on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

I hope I do see as much classics this summer too.

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Seb

Seb on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

I saw The Hunt tonight. it was really powerful. would be great to see Mads Mikkelsen get some awards consideration at the end of the year. he already won best actor at cannes, but it would be really cool if he got an oscar nom. he's an actor who deserves more exposure.

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Seb on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

just saw The Place Beyond The Pines

for what it wanted to be, it shouldve been a lot longer. it felt like Cianfrance gave us the cliff notes version of each narrative. he only showed us the 'important' parts, hence the characters weren't really drawn out. i wanted him to slow down, but before we know it, its 15 yrs later and the kids run in to each other (which wasnt a surprise at all).

goslings character bordered on caricature for me. he felt like a wannabe Brando or something. everything about this film is so brooding and self-serious. u can tell Cianfrance thinks a lot of himself.

Blue Valentine was a much more concentrated film. the characters were really well drawn. it had real depth. this film on the other hand just skims the surface.

i didnt hate it. there was actually a lot i liked. but there was a lot i didnt like as well, which makes it all the more disappointing.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

Tell me what ou think of this list:

http://www.imdb.com/list/N4QeSHGn7ng/

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Seb

Seb on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

im not sure which story i liked the most. i definitely didnt like the Gosling segment as much as everyone else does. i also didnt mind the last segment, which most people thought was terrible.

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robmoviefilms13 on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

Repulsion is very good and you certainly will love it. A very Polanskian film.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/5/2013 Reply  · 

Tell me what you think:

http://jeremyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/score-going-in-to-iron-man-3-i-was.html

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks! My next reviews will probably be for Upstream Color and Like Someone in Love.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/12/2013 Reply  · 


quick qeustion: Is the movie Berberian Sound Studio a 2013 film?

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jeremyd99 on 5/13/2013 Reply  · 

If you (personally) were to make a best of the year 2013 list, would you count in on that or a 2012 list?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

Pssht, Boonmee, last time I'll ask you / (possibly) annoy you with this, but Intouchables has been out on DVD and Blu-ray for some time now, and I'm still very curious what you'll think about it. :)

Also, I just noticed: have you never seen Se7en? I honestly think it's Fincher's best film, although I'm a big fan of Fight Club and Zodiac as well. Even if you know the (nowadays almost famous) twist, it's still definitely worth checking out. It's intense and cleverly made. I even like it more than Silence of the Lambs, honestly.

And what did you think of O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/20/2013 Reply  · 

Heres my Star Trek review! Sorry the score (in the top left hand corner) is hard to read! Tell me whay you think either on Google+ or on flickchart (whichevers easier)

http://jeremyreviews.blogspot.com/2013/05/star-trek-into-darkness-review-dir-jj.html

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MysticSpoon on 5/23/2013 Reply  · 

I liked O Brother, Where Art Thou? as well, although I didn't find it as funny or smart as some of the Coens' other works. It's probably the most lighthearted film I've seen so far from the Coens along with Raising Arizona (which I honestly didn't like that much, but it's still okay), and I think that was one of the problems I had with it. It's not as memorable or funny as The Big Lebowski and not as well directed as Barton Fink or No Country for Old Men. And I thought George Clooney was great, although he doesn't fit the singing voice at all, which was kinda distracting. I'll probably see The Hudsucker Proxy or Blood Simple next, but after I've seen Superman, Planet of the Apes and (possibly) Taken.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

My The Great Gatsby review (please give me feedback):

http://letterboxd.com/jeremyd99/film/the-great-gatsby-2013-5/

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Seb

Seb on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

hey man, i didnt know u had a letterboxd account! how long have u had one?

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Seb

Seb on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

i joined around the same time as you.

yeah, i find myself looking at reviews on there more than rotten tomatoes. a lot of really cool film fans. PTAbro is probably my favorite

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, thanks and no problem ;) . From what I've seen so far, Letterboxd is awesome. I feel a bit bad / awkward saying that though, it feels like I'm saying "the left party congress was awesome" at a right party congress, if you know what I mean.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/29/2013 Reply  · 

Boonmee I want to thank you. Because you mentioned Letterboxd in one of your comments I got curious enough to check it out. It's so much fun! Also your top 20 kicks ass.
A lot of great films on there!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/4/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Boomee.

Yeah, I really liked it. It had an interesting setting for a love story, and I really enjoyed her backstory. I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to cut is short, I have a cold, and it's driving me up the wall.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

I actually only just watched it recently. I'll be honest, it's just not for me. I could see the skill involved, but I didn't respond to it. I really wish I did, but it didn't happen. I did like that you could have a few theories about the ending, but I wasn't really into the story. I'm open to watching it again another time to see if I like it better. I notice you have it very high. I'm very glad you enjoy it, Boonmee. :)

Have you got anything planned to watch?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

I loved Anatomy of Murder and Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Have you seen Tokyo Story? I just finished it and really loved it.

I plan on watching more Sherlock, Solaris, The Hidden Fortress, The Thieves and maybe The Quiet Man.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

I might consider Through a Glass Darkly as well. Bergman is more hit than miss for me.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

The 1972 version of Solaris.

I'm going to the cinemas, so we'll be seeing Fast and Furious 6 and The Great Gatsby first.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

I won't spoil anything, but Tokyo Story really made me re-think a few things in my life that I need to do better. You'll know what I mean when you see it. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and The Thieves is a Korean heist movie. I have many Korean movies in my watchlist. I love Korean genre movies.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, I love his work. Memories of Murder, The Host and Mother are all high on my list. I still need to see Barking Dogs Never Bite and Tokyo!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

Well, I can't recommend it, because I didn't like it (I'll have to give it another go) but people loved Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. To be honest, I still need to see more of his work. Foul King and Joint Security Area are what I want to see next. I might watch Joint Security Area tonight, and tell you what I thought.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee.

I watched Joint Security Area! I don't know how much you know, so I'll keep it vague. I think I would anyway because the story is better the less you know. First of all, what a great setting for a murder mystery! (not a spoiler) I think just a film about this would of been interesting, but it gets more and more intriguing. Personally, it's my least favourite part of the movie, but that is just because I liked the rest of the movie so much. I wish I could say more without having to talk about it in a roundabout way. But I'm just thinking of you, just in case you see it. I'll just add that the last shot of this movie, was just fantastic!

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shane24

shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

I also noticed you saw Mr Vengeance. What did you think?

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shane24

shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

It's layered, but I hope you're not expecting Persona or some movie like that. :) I'm just making sure you're not too hyped for it. It's a great detective story that turns into something else. :) I'm sure you understand.

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shane24

shane24 on 6/11/2013 Reply  · 

Haha! No you wouldn't! :) I would say some parts are like a solid thriller, you can find out the rest if you watch it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/13/2013 Reply  · 

So, Boonme, with Man of Steel being released on Friday, I was wondering whether or not you're going to see it, and also, what you you thought of the mixed reviews.

The mixed (slightly to negative) reviews haven't dampened my excitement at all. Rarelly have I ever been so pumped for a movie event. The first traielr I saw made it look like it had little action and seemed like it was more of an emotional story.

The new "Fate of Your Planet" trailer, however, looks excellent. It shows some amazing action scenes and visuals. It looks even better than the first trailer (and I loved that). I think the negativety stems from the fact that the film might not be what people are expecting.

Snyder has made crap like 300 before, but he also made a great superhero film in Watchmen (hoefully Man of Steel will be more like the latter).

I just wanted to know what your thoughts on the negativety were, and if you still wanted to see it. Also, I don't know whether you liked Watchmen or not, but if you did, keep in mind it got even more mixed reviews than Man of Steel and I found it fantastic!

I also hope it's not like the passionless, soulless
Superman Returns, which I hated!!!!

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julinona

julinona on 6/21/2013 Reply  · 

Hey I see you watched A History of Violence, what did you think of it? I personally love it and i have it in my top 30. A very underrated masterpiece in my opinion that only gets better with repeated viewings. I have watched that film 4 times and never got bored with it.

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julinona

julinona on 6/21/2013 Reply  · 

I also wasn't very impressed by it with the first viewing. Repeated viewings sure do help this film a lot. Also what did you think of the action scenes. I think they are maybe the most realistic fight scenes I have ever seen in a movie EVER. the blood, the effects, the choreography, all so damn realistic. Also what did you think of Viggo Mortensen's acting. I personally believed him when he said he wasn't Joey Cusack on the first viewing. That is awesome acting in my eyes. He was perfect casting in this, unlike Aragorn which I think is another debate for another day. All in all this is a masterpiece in my eyes.

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julinona

julinona on 6/21/2013 Reply  · 

Repeated viewings sure have helped this film climb that high on my list. From okay it became a masterpiece. Yes I know I have used that word so often but in my opinion, it has totally earned it. Also you should watch Se7en, Shawshank Redemption whenever you get the chance. You can' afford to miss them.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I did, cause I was having trouble logging on.

So, how did you like Mud?

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GoodFather

GoodFather on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

Nice to see Tree of Life in there.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

I'm gonna be out of town for a while, and I was wondering, since 'Only God Forgives' is going to be on Xfinity On Demand, can you stream it on the computer if you have a Comcast account?

Does anyone know?

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julinona

julinona on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

Holy Shit! You saw Come and See. I have been wanting to watch that movie forever. Is it a masterpiece?

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Seb

Seb on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

where's Connerwood?

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julinona

julinona on 7/15/2013 Reply  · 

I read the review and I avoided some of the details. The site was also very interesting.

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julinona

julinona on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

I will sometime in the future.

I got a question for you Boonmee. Is there any movie that is very high on your ''best of all time list'' which you actually hate?

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julinona

julinona on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

Man, I really do want to see a Tarkovsky film. Can you recommend any as my first one? Personally the one I am the most interested about is Andrei Rubley.

I have another question for you (yeah many questions but I ask you because you have seen so many films):
What do you say in defense of 2001 to people that say that is doesn't have an interesting story and it has dull characters and it is a snoozefest. I would personally say: This is not like any other movie. The storytelling is not conventional. Don't compare it to other movies. It woked for me but it doesn't have to work for you although I would strongly suggest that you give it a rewatch with an open mind so you can see the real genius of it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Boonmee, just curious, but are you excited for the film 'The Act of Killing'?

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julinona

julinona on 7/19/2013 Reply  · 

I will start with Ivan's Childhood then. Should I tell you to tell me your opinion on it or will you write a review on Letterboxd?

Great answer. I'd say people don't like it becauseit is like nothing they have ever seen before.

I'd say the same thing aboout The Tree of Life. People say that they appreciate that it is doing something new, but at the same time they dislike it because it doesn't have enough elements from other movies in it, like great story etc. I really need to see the Tree of Life, I remember seeing only halfway through, and then falling asleep because it was late, not because of the movie. From what I saw, it looked like a movie that I would love, and dare I say from what I saw, a movie that I would put on my top 5. You know, It just sucked me in, like The Thin Red Line and 2001.

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julinona

julinona on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

Do tell me your opinion on it, I'm extremely curious.

I know I should go back to it, I'm just waiting for a good torrent on 1080p. Yes I know I must support the creators of the movies. I'm actually saving some money right now to buy some Blu-Rays. I'm tired of downloading them.

Yes exactly, people are not accustomed to it.

I read your Twins review, it made me laugh. :D

Hey also what did you think of Quiz Show? I remember seeing only some parts of it and remembering that it was really good. Would you recommend it to me? What did you like/dislike about it?

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julinona

julinona on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

No problem it was fun. :D
I love Ah-Nold. My favorite movie of his so far is Commando. I do need to rewatch all of his films though, even the bad ones. I'm actually looking forward to watching Hercules in New York.

I definitely know what you mean by that sentence. I will watch it though.

I think your list has a major flaw. It doesn't have Citizen Kane in your top 20. Also do you really think Strangelove is better than The Godfather and The Thin Red Line?

Also do you have any idea on what should be my first Ingmar Bergman film? I am extremely curious about The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries. I have been wanting to watch his films for quite some time. His movies seem very interesting.

Also may I ask you how do you see movies? Do you rent/buy them or do you download them?

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julinona

julinona on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

You must have Citizen Kane in your top 20. It is an undisputed masterpiece and I don't think it is overrated (I do love many other films more than Kane but I do still think it is a cinematic milestone). If it was for me, I'd put Citizen Kane in the top 10 films ever made list without hesitation.

Now that you put it like that, I don't have a problem with that.

Seventh Seal it is then. I just hope I'm not disappointed with his other films since I am watching his (probably) best film the first. I hope I love Persona, Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers and many others. Also I don't mind subtitles. I watch all english movies with subtitles because it is not my primary language.

I've heard that Netflix has a slightly worse picture quality than the Blu-Ray. Is that true?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/22/2013 Reply  · 

I'm good Boonmee, thanks for asking. How are you? It's been a while. :)

I loved Cloud Atlas! Much more than I thought I would. For a long time, I thought it was going to be a 5/5 movie for me. But a few pacing issues made me drop it down to 4.5/5 on letterboxd. I'm still thinking about it to be honest, it's a lot to take in. I might re-watch it again in the near future. What's your opinion? Do you have a favourite section. Oh, the /filmcast had a problem with white males made to look Asian. But really, It didn't bother me. What's your opinion?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I agree! I don't get why they were offended when the film is clearly not racist by the themes throughout. The main guy from /film, David Chen, sometimes has odd things that offend, or annoy him. They may still be bitter that a white kid played Aang in The Last Airbender. :) He didn't give Looper a positive review because at one stage in the middle he was nervous that the film wouldn't hold together for him.....even though it did! I find that very strange.

My taste in movies tends to be from the 70's and 80's. So when the Halle Berry reporter section was on, it drew me in. All the sections were very good, though.

What's your thoughts on Hugo Weaving as that green character he played?

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julinona

julinona on 7/27/2013 Reply  · 

My primary language is albanian. If you have heard of it, you are officially cool.
Some movie scenes where Albania is mentioned are:
Inside Man - Clive Owen uses the name of our former leader dictator ''Enver Hoxha'' as a nickname.
Taken 1&2 - The terrorists that are the villans are albanians.
Syriana - The scene in the desert with Matt Damon when he mentions Albania as a comparison to imply low budget and unstable economy.

What I have heard, I wrote it. Oh well, If you like the quality of the films you see, then just ignore what I said. Maybe I heard it wrong. I don't remember.

Can I ask you why didn't you like Taxi Driver that much?
Along with Raging Bull, I consider them to be one of top 30 best films of all time. Also what do you think of Fight Club? I don't think it is a masterpiece because it does have many flaws, especially regarding the twist, is you start analyzing it, not many things make sense. I'm sorry if I bother you with these questions about movies, I just think that it is fun to discuss different films with you and all the people here in Flickchart. :D

Can you also rate Malick's films if you have watched all of them?

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shane24

shane24 on 7/27/2013 Reply  · 

****Spoilers for Cloud Atlas****

I think Hanks had split personality. Theone with the hat represents his evil savage side. I would say when you live in a time like this, your other personalities would be more extreme hen dealing with cannibals. I might be completely wrong, but that's how I see it. :)

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julinona

julinona on 7/30/2013 Reply  · 

Nice that you have heard of it.

If you allow me, I'd say that you must rewatch that masterpiece. I have 0 issues with it.

I love that movie so much. The character of Brad Pitt in that film might just be my all time favorite main character. Do you have one? I love it's cinematography, the story, the style, I also love the hell out of Tyler's red leather jacket. :D

I enjoy them too. No problem though, I also don't always have the best answer for everything.

To the Wonder is a real mess, eh? I have seen the extended edition of The New World , and I really enjoyed it, it also made me shed a tear in the part where Colin Farrell says that his wife got sick. I need to see the other ones ASAP.

If there is a movie that you would like to recommend or talk about, feel free to leave a comment.

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julinona

julinona on 8/11/2013 Reply  · 

I loved it. I loved everything about it, except for Topher Grace. :P It is a very well-made film. The stories cut betwwen each-other almost flawlessly. I say almost because the color-tones of all 3 stories are different and it does become a little distracting. I thought that all stories were equally great, but I prefer Benicio Del Toro"s story because I absolutely loved that ending. I loved how all the stories unfolded and related to each other. Don Cheadle was awesome. The strongest part of the film was without a doubt, the screenplay first, and the directing second. Those endings were mindblowing. It is a near-masterpiece. It definitely deserved the Oscar over that crappy Gladiator.

What do you think of the film?

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julinona

julinona on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

If you don't know (how could you possibly know?) my story on There Will Be Blood, I will tell you right now. I was blown away by it the first viewing so I immediately put it in my top 10. Magical experience. On my second and third viewing, I almost fell asleep. I found it very dull. I rewatched it yesterday and guess what. It is now in my top 40. I loved it VERY much, but not as much as the first viewing. Does it still earn its #2 spot on your favorites list with repeated viewings?

Also the same thing happened again with The Tree Of Life except that I didn't fall asleep halfway through, but my mom was constantly telling me to change the channel, she said to me that the movie was very boring. But to be honest, I didn't find myself completely in the entire time. I didn't love what I saw as much as I thought. I did cry, and I mean CRY in one scene where Brad Pitt says "poor boy". I will, no I must wait at least one year until I rewatch it.

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julinona

julinona on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

Also I forgot to ask, did you understand all the visual metaphores in The Tree of Life?

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julinona

julinona on 8/15/2013 Reply  · 

Hahahah, rewatches movies is never a safe bet with me. Who knows, I might even hate my favorite movie of all time If I rewatch it. Just like I did with Shawshank on the second viewing. On the first viewing I absolutely loved it, top 5 material. On the second viewing I was like Boooooooooring (just like Homer Simpson). I definitely need to rewatch it.

I agree, it is beautiful, and a reason that I decided to stop watching the movie is that I wanted to experience the beautiful cinematography in 1080p, and not in that crappy quality that my cable presents.

What did you think of Rushmore?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 8/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I just saw 'Blue Jasmine' and was wondering what you thought of it?

Also, what did you think the film's meaning was? It didn't seem very clear to me.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/20/2013 Reply  · 

Seems like you didn't like Affliction. If I remember, if it's in the 1000's for you, that's the case. I didn't hate it, but nothing stood out to me. It was a forgettable movie for me really, evident by me not remembering anything about it. :)

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 8/22/2013 Reply  · 

Also, I've heard people say they didn't like Ginger's boyfriend in the film. What did you think of his character? To me, he seemed like one of the few good characters in the film.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 8/22/2013 Reply  · 

Also, just out of curiosity, what were your favorite movies this year so far? Do you have a top 3 or 5?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry for the late (as usual) response. I've heard of these videos, but I've never seen them. I'll give them a watch, thanks!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 8/29/2013 Reply  · 

Pretty good news:

http://www.metacritic.com/movie/gravity/critic-reviews

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shane24

shane24 on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

I'm a fan of the Ip Man movies. So what's the new one like?

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shane24

shane24 on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks! You've got me excited for The Grandmaster! I wasn't sure if I was going to check it out. I definitely will now. :)

I ended up not minding Only God Forgives. I'm not set on what I give it, but it could go up or down. It really is lacking plot, and is really just about violence and visuals. It had a little bit of redemption from Gosling for his crime from years before, and the obvious central plot, but that was about it. However, I don't mind some violence in movies (just so you know, I'm the opposite of a violent guy), butsome of it did make me cringe. I'm still thinking about what I thought about the ending. It has a very dreamlike feel to it.

What didn't you like about it? Not your cup of tea? :)

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shane24

shane24 on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks boonmee, I really can see how you can think that way about the film. I will read your thoughts later, it's getting very late here, or very early, depending how you look at it. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 9/1/2013 Reply  · 

Hah! I'm on the other side! :D So it was also a bit past one, just not pm, but am. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

I noticed the comments are messed up again! Please be patient if you leave me a comment, it will take time to find it.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/17/2013 Reply  · 

Looks like they already fixed it boonmee.

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Seb

Seb on 9/20/2013 Reply  · 

hey Boonmee, i read your opinions on Blue Jasmine, and while i agree with you about Carnivale's character's artificiality, and the overall blandness of the film's supporting characters, i feel that it works in the films favour.

i think we're supposed to both despise and understand Jasmine's self-perpetuated exceptionality. whenever she's in a scene with these characters everything is instantly elevated. im not sure whether it was Allen's intentions to create this bland, mediocre world so we can understand Jasmine's condescending viewpoint, or if it is just Allen being lazy and hoping it looks intentional. either way, i think it adds a dimension to the film.

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Seb

Seb on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

and I saw that you gave Prisoners 5/5 on Letterboxd. is it really that good? ive heard from some that its a rather conventional thriller dressed up in Deakin's cinematography, but others have been completely bowled over by it. I honestly don't know what to expect.

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Seb

Seb on 9/23/2013 Reply  · 

re Prisoners, now im really looking forward to it. haven't really seen many genuinely tense thrillers of late, and comparisons to Zodiac really raise my expectations.

and I finally saw 'Stories We Tell' last night. was completely blown away by it. the first genuinely great film ive seen in 2013. there's just so much to appreciate, so much to unpack.

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shane24

shane24 on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

I loved Sansho the Bailiff! I gave it 5/5 on letterboxd. :)

I'm surprised you didn't like Breathless.

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shane24

shane24 on 10/5/2013 Reply  · 

I know in my head why I like Sansho the Bailiff. I just can't put it into words. I'm still processing it anyway. One of the best films I've seen in a long time.

I like Breathless a bit more than you, but it didn't blow me away. Maybe a 6 or 6.5/10.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/12/2013 Reply  · 

Whoa, Boonmee disliked Breathless almost as much as I did. The 400 Blows is the only French New Wave film that doesn't make me want to slap somebody.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

I recall reading somewhere that Jean-Luc Godard actually wrote the scenes for Breathless the day he filmed them. I read that and thought, "Well, that explains a lot."

Yes, it took Godard's galling self-indulgence to get us to agree on an art film. :)

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/31/2013 Reply  · 

Hey there! Nice to see "2001: A Space Odyssey" as your No. 1 choice. That's my all-time favourite film as well!

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shane24

shane24 on 11/9/2013 Reply  · 

I just came to say that you would probably like Z. Instead, I find out that not only do you love it, we gave it an identical score. :)

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Shane24comments2 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

I wish you liked JSA better. I'm sorry to hear it didn't work for you.

I set this new account up JUST before these comments changes. I set it up because people were having trouble loading my page because I have so many comments. But now, i will have to use it for my sake unless Flickchart help me. You see, when I try and load my other comments now, it stalls, and even throws me off the Internet. So unless they fix it, you may have to leave comments here. I got five new comments whilst I was asleep, but can only see two of them.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for accepting my friend request.You have an amazing top 10!What do you think of mine?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

It looks as if your'e a big Ingmar Bergman fan.I've only seen The Seventh Seal from him,but if l get a chance,l might try Wild Strawberry's.Would you recommend it?Also,what do you think of Fellini?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/18/2013 Reply  · 

God, it's been ages since we last had a chat. How are you, Boonmee?

Dude, what's your opinion of John Ford's work in general? And do you prefer his Westerns to Leone's spaghetti Westerns?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 12/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'm doing reasonably good, man. Winter time means plenty of movie-viewing for me too :)

I'm checking out various Westerns these days so that's why I asked about those two directors in specific. Leone and Ford are widely regarded as pioneers of the Western genre. It's awesome that you think highly of both directors. I still have to finish the first two films of Leone's Dollars trilogy and Ford's The Searchers.

Happy Christmas viewing!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 12/30/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Boonme, how are you?

Since it's the end of the year, I'm interested in hearing your top ten list for 2013. After reading your Letterboxd review of 12 Years A Slave, I would assume that would be your number one (I would have to agree with that choice, it's one of the most powerful films I've ever seen).

But, yeah, just curious about your top ten of the year, I'm currently still compiling mine.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/2/2014 Reply  · 

Thoughts on Grabbers? I see you didn't really like it, but it's in my top 30. Maybe the comedy doesn't work outside of Ireland?

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

Fair enough. I disagree, but different strokes for different folks, I guess. When was the one time you laughed, if you don't mind me asking?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/11/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Boonme,I just watched The Tree of Life last night,and would love to hear your thought's on it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/13/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah,I saw it was your second favorite movie of all-time,so I kinda guessed you liked it :)What is your interpretation of the ending?Also,what do you think the orange flickering light was that you see at the beginning and end of the film?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Thank's for that response,it was awesome.Yeah,I really liked it,I haven't had a experience watching a film like that since 2001:A Space Odyssey.I haven't added it onto my film list because l feel like this is the kind of movie you have to watch a few time's to really grasp it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/22/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Boonme,I was talking to one of my friend's about movie's.When I asked him what he thought of 2001:A Space Odyssey,he said it was garbage!But here's the thing,as far as I can tell,he has a pretty good taste in movie's,and he doesn't hate it because of the pace.He said that The Dawn of Man sequence and Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite sequence were directly connected,but felt that The Jupiter Mission sequence didn't fit with the other part's of the film.What are your thought's on his problem's?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee, I remember you asking me about Blue Ruin, one of my favorite films of last year which I saw at the Locarno International Film Festival. Good news if you're interested in seeing it: it's getting a (seemingly wide) theatrical release and on-demand release on April 25th. Here's the trailer, which has been released a few weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJo1qrr_8Hc . Just so you know ;)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/10/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee,could you recommend some movies that you think are very entertaining but also very thought provoking to me?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/14/2014 Reply  · 

No problem,I'll have to check out a few of these films!

Do you rank your movies based on how much you like them,or on how good they are?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/17/2014 Reply  · 

Hey,I recently watched Apocalypse Now,and to be honest,I was pretty dissapointed.I see it's number 7 on your list,would you mind explaining why you think it's so great?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

I see your a Kubrick fan. I am currently having a Kubrick marathon and me next up is Dr. Strangelove. What are your thoughts on the film?

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Danielod

Danielod on 7/30/2014 Reply  · 

I loved Dr. Strangelove! Everything was so great about it. The acting, characters, story, and dialogue were perfect! Kubrick is amazing. :)

Who is your favorite director?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man, I'm conducting somewhat of a survey with what I perceive to be the diehard movie fans on this site.. How long has your #1 movie been your absolute favorite? And do you think it will ever change? How loyal and/or biased are you to that movie? Also, the same questions apply for your top 5 as well as your top 10. Are they pretty much edged in stone on your chart or have your top 5 and/or top 10 changed over the past few years?

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee. Is The Tree of Life good? Because I've heard mixed opinions.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/11/2014 Reply  · 

The Seventh Seal is a masterpiece isn't it. I think it's in the top 10 films I've ever seen.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/13/2014 Reply  · 

I would say it was the best Bergman film I've seen; I've only seen Wild Strawberries, Persona and The Seventh Seal though. They are all masterpieces which hold up today. I don't know whether you consider Persona a better movie or not because of its place on your Flickchart. Do you or not? I mean I wouldn't argue if you did, Persona is a timeless classic.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/13/2014 Reply  · 

I admire that you regard 8 1/2 that highly. It is such a unique cinematic experience and also extremely entertaining and has a fantastic Nino Rota soundtrack.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/13/2014 Reply  · 

Do you own any Old Foreign Language films on DVD, because I was thinking of buying some and I wasn't sure whether they would be in good quality or not. If you do, can you give me a review of some, please?

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite movie trilogy and what is your favorite movie from that trilogy?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

Thank you for your reply to my earlier question(s) about your favorite film and your top ten. I asked this question to various people because I've battled with replacing my #1 film for over a year now. I saw Casablanca for the first time in 1999 I think. It left a profound impression on me. It soon became my favorite film as I would routinely revisit it. So, for roughly 15 years, Casablanca has been my favorite film. I've had some really good times with it as well. I first saw it when I was in the military. I just relate to so much of the film. Oddly enough, I relate to both Victor Laszlo AND Rick Blaine!! Victor for the military lifestyle that requires you to be away from the love of your life, and Rick for the duality of choosing between someone you love and doing the right thing. So many themes strike all the right chords with me.

Fast-forward the time to 2013. I saw Vertigo for the first time ever. It blew me away more than any film I had ever seen. Everything about it was brilliant. And the more I watched it, I began to develop an obsession for it. I've never watched a film so many times in such a short span. I watched Vertigo more than ten times in a month. It just drew me in. I wanted to put it as my #1 film, but I didn't want to make a decision based on a knee-jerk reaction. So, I gave it time to see if my affinity for it would lessen. I even forced myself to stop watching it so much. Well, a few weeks ago, I showed it to some friends and family. I discovered that my affection for this film hadn't changed a bit. So now comes the hard part. I almost feel like I'm cheating on Casablanca if I put Vertigo #1. To answer my own question, I'm very loyal to my favorite film of all time. But I think the time has come for me to be true to my chart and put Vertigo at #1.

I've seen Casablanca recently and I still love it as much as I did when I first watched it. But I think I enjoy Vertigo from start to finish a little more than I love Casablanca from start to finish.

I know I'm probably taking this way too serious, but watching movies is one of my favorite pass times. What do you think? Have you ever had this dilemma?

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carayverson

carayverson on 1/20/2015 Reply  · 

I love your top ten. We would get along quite nicely.

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djones16

djones16 on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

i have been thinking of perfect questions to ask a movie fan, and i think i have found it so, if you could remake any franchise who would be the first three actors your would cast, who would they play and who would direct, i would remake the classic peter cushing frankenstein movies and i would have christian bale as the dr frankenstein, chris pratt as the hero, and dwayne johnson as the monster with tim burton directing

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 3/18/2015 Reply  · 

Hi, Boonmee. I was just wondering about your interpretation of The Tree of Life. I can see that it is your #2 of all time so you must have found some sort of explanation of it. It could just be that you found it to be a unique experience as I did. I mean, the A story of childhood life is dramatic and engaging enough that I would consider it a masterpiece based off that.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man, I just watched Harakiri for the first time and was amazed to say the least! I then watched Rashomon and loved it as well. So, I'm now making it my business to watch more from Kobayashi and Kurosawa. I'm familiar with their filmographies. How would you rank their films with relation to each other? Also, in what recommended order should I watch them?

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eileenholmes

eileenholmes on 9/22/2015 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee- I just came across your Letterboxd profile, and I've got to say, I love your reviews. You have excellent taste, and a very eloquent way of demonstrating it :) I enjoyed them so much, in fact, that I created a Flickchart account just to contact you! I'd love to talk to you about bringing your reviews to a wider audience- if you're interested, get in touch here or at eileen.holmes@moviepilot.com. Cheers!

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/26/2016 Reply  · 

Hey Boonmee! I just saw The Tree of Life for the first time, and I loved it! It was a truly unique and rewarding experience; however, it was a lot to take in on the first viewing, and I feel that I am not fully comprehending the meaning of the film. I am planning on watching it again soon, and I would love to hear some of your thoughts on the film, seeing as how it's one of your favorites, if you don't mind. Thanks!

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Danielod

Danielod on 2/8/2016 Reply  · 

Thanks so much! Loved your review!

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Nils98

Nils98 on 3/6/2017 Reply  · 

Now you strike me as a proper cinephile, unless I'm mistaken, and a true arthouse lover. As someone who likes to label himself a cinephile in training, and someone who just recently saw Fellini's 8½ and Renoir's The Rules of the Game (or La Régle Du Jeu if you prefer), I'd like to ask you; why do you personally love these two specifically as much as you do? Was the (presumed) adoration for them instinctive or did they develop over time like a fine wine? I marveled at 8½'s puzzling narrative, which I found to be nearly unintelligible at first glance, and loved The Rules of the Game's wonderfully livid writing and fluid camera movements, yet I had a distinct feeling that I failed to see the subtext of the picture while watching it. Both films left me on a half empty stomach I guess you could say. Coincidentally, I also saw two (technically three, since I also saw The Tree of Life) more from your top ten recently; Persona and Ran---both of which I instinctively responded to for separate reasons, something I "failed" to do for 8½ and The Rules of the Game; even if both films still left their mark.

Also, is there a reason why Casablanca is unranked for you? :P

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Nils98

Nils98 on 3/6/2017 Reply  · 

*wonderfully vivid

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