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Seb

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There Will Be Blood The Shining Synecdoche, New York The Tree of Life The Master 2001: A Space Odyssey No Country for Old Men Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Children of Men A Clockwork Orange

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Comments (247)

 
Cleckley

Cleckley on 12/8/2011 Reply  · 

What up, Seb?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 12/8/2011 Reply  · 

Hey dude. No problem, I enjoy swapping ideas about movies so I'm happy to opine! ;) I wouldn't say I have a wealth of knowledge or anything, but I'll take your kind compliment.

I guess before I answer your questions I should tell you a bit about my tastes, just to give you some context. When I was a little younger I took a more artistic approach to movie watching, I was much more patient and was able to really get into the slower, more thoughtful movies; character studies and so on. When There Will Be Blood came out I still had one foot in that phase so I thought it was a brilliant movie. DDL was brilliant, the character PT Anderson gave him was brilliant, the commentary on America and religion was brilliant, and the whole menacing feel of the movie was brilliant. I also liked Tom Cruise's character in Magnolia very, very much. I don't think it's a conicidence that they both came from PTA. The guy is obviously a highly competent auteur.

The thing is, over the last four or five years I've become much, much less interested in these types of movies. I'm more of a popcorn film person now (with many exceptions of course) so I don't know if I'd still enjoy TWBB. I might appreciate it more than enjoy it. I mean, it is kinda slow moving so, existentialism or not, it could be difficult for me to get into. Maybe it'd be too bare-bones and empty to watch now. Maybe. Just to exemplify, if I had seen Terrence Mallick's 'The Thin Red Line' as a teenager, I would've fucking loved it. Now I find it far too plodding. The opposite can be said of something like 2 Fast 2 Furious (which has leaped from the bottom of my list to the Top 150).

All that in mind, I still respect PTA's work a lot (haven't seen Punch Drunk Love yet). But, looking through your list, I don't know if our tastes are all that different. You've got a lot of blockbuster type movie in your Top 10 too. With the exception of Brokeback (which I haven't seen) I enjoy all of those movies and consider them at least average (some I adore). Of your Top 20, I only really dislike 3: Synechdoche (intriguing concept and set-up, a tad too ponderous and slow), Titanic (I don't like the romace and I find it a bit silly and emotional), and Babel (way slow). The only time I can get into slow movies now is if they're melancholy/depressing, but that rarely happens.

That's a lot to read through so my bad if it's too lengthy. Oh, before I go, I think you might get a kick out of Nicolas Wending Refn's movies, if you haven't already seen them that is. He makes these artistic type films, beautifully shot and atmospheric. Bronson and Drive were two good ones (I personally hated Valhalla Rising, but I know others that loved it).

(Oh, I'll answer The Matrix question in a while, I just really gotta get some food!)

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 12/8/2011 Reply  · 

I'm back. So Re: The Matrix. It's an engaging movie, groundbreaking in its own way, but there are very noticeable weaknesses; Once or twice the script throws a line of silly dialogue at you ("he's beginning to believe"), some of the acting is slightly stiff and the martial arts is not very good (choreography is fine but the actors aren't trained screen fighters). In fact, the first time I viewed the film the first couple minutes convinced me it was gonna suck hard. Normally these things are BIG drawbacks in my eyes, but with The Matrix none of that mattered too much. It was just too fun a ride. Very cool to look at, very cool to listen to and had that perfect philosophical allegory (not too dumb to make you laugh, but not too evolved to make the film seem didactic and pretentious and stop it from being blockbusting entertainment). By the third minute or so I was hooked (I can tell you exacty when and why, but I won't).

Fast forward to taday, and yeah, the action scenes are a little less impressive than before. It's still a great ride. It looks great, it sounds great, bullet time is still kickass. The film has an aura of cool. Some people think that it tries too hard to be cool, but I love the shots, the costumes, the metaphor, the colour-scheme, the set design, the filming, the music... And I'm someone that was already a fan of Dark City and Ghost In The Shell (movies that The Matrix arguably plagiarised a teeny bit).

I'm tentative, I'm not saying this with a huge degree of certainty, but I think you'll enjoy it. I mean The Dark Knight has a bit of silliness and corniness in it too, but we all still enjoy that flick.

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Seb

Seb on 12/9/2011 Reply  · 

Cheers for that, good to see someone who's passionate about their movies. Yeah firstly, I'm 17 and really into movies that u were into during your teens. Really slow burn, contemplative, existential sometimes, films only because I'm relatively new to the world of film. I'm absolutely fascinated by p.t. Anderson's camera work, how it evokes feelings from malick films (like the recent tree of life) and how it has a dream like quality to it. I've only sparked this fascination a couple years ago so I'm rather naive at the moment. Yeah, I feel that with age the slow burn films will probably become a little repetitive and I'll probably find less joy in them. There will be blood is easily the highest quality film I think I've ever seen, but I think with time my head will say less and my heart will speak more about film. Shawshank is my hearts fave film and that'll probably claim my top spot in time.

I tried to watch the thin red line the other day but you really have to be in the perfect mood to watch a malick picture. The tree of life was frustrating at first but on my second viewing I loved it.

And the only reason I was hesitant about the matrix is because I've seen inception and people have drawn a lot of comparisons so I've been turned off a little.

Finally, just about the 3 films you didn't like in my top 20, I recently rewatched synecdoche, new York and it was no where near as good as it was when I first saw it. I saw it when I was 14 so probably a little immature. It completely knocked me on my ass intellectually so I just conceded that it was a great movie. Watching it now, it is slow, hard to get through and a lot of it's great and intriguing ideas are jumbled all throughout the movie. I'm reluctant at the moment to kick it out of my top 20 bcos I was so sure for the last few years that it was great when actually I was wrong. It will go out soon, you are right.

Second film, titanic. It really is just a entertaining melodrama. I know the dialogue isn't great and it's rather predictable but it has great chemistry between Winslet and dicaprio and some great special effects. It also has excellent rewatchability. It's over 3 hours long and yet I've seen it over ten times and thoroughly enjoyed every viewing. So I know it isn't great, but it is guaranteed entertainment every time I watch it.

Lastly, babel is one of the most contemplative films out. I think it asks the viewer to bring a lot to it rather than it just entertaining us. Roger ebert, easily my fave critic gave it 4/4 and everything he says in his review pretty much sum up what I feel about. Each of the entwining stories are simple yet they carry such grand messages. This film is like a parable: simple story that strikes on a universal message. I think in order to really like this move you have to bring a lot to the viewing experience.

You should watch punch-drunk love. It's half the running time of magnolia and it's extremely funny. So have u seen the tree of life yet and if so what did u think of it? And in addition to that, what do you think were the best films of the year?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 12/10/2011 Reply  · 

It's a little counter-intuitive I guess, this whole idea of tastes transitioning from high art to pop art as you age. I suspect that for most people the reverse is true. However, if you've seen a lot of movies it becomes easy to burn out. Makes you yearn for films that just kill the time. If you wann have a disusiion about preferences and understanding your own tastes, have a word with a guy called 'KingOfPain'. He's on this site and it's his department really. Then you got guys like 'PCNewOnes' that tend to leave well thought out comments.

You're clearly a fan of crisp, flowing cinematography. So yeah, Refn is definitely the director for you to follow, and maybe try watching Park Chan-wook's 'Vengeance Trilogy' and some Polanski.

Your thought process for liking Titanic is sound IMHO. If you enjoy a film, for whatever reason, that's all that matters really. For instance, I have Street Fighter in my Top 20. I might not be able to prove that it's 'good' in the conventional, objective sense of the word, but I enjoy it so it is 'good' by default.

The comparisons between Inception and The Matrix are legitimate I guess, but the similarities are really quite superficial. Inception is just a heist flick with a twist (I was gonna use the word 'gimmick' but Inception is too fun to deserve that kind of criticism). The Matrix is an action film with questions about the nature of existence, choice and conciousness. It's not necessarily profound, but it has more substance than Inception. If you wanna see the film Inception is really like, I would suggest 'Paprika'.

I've actually been meaning to see Punch-Drunk for a while, but my dislike for Adam Sandler has been preventing me.

Haven't seen Tree of Life, may never get around to it. If it's showing on a lazy evening, who knows?

In all honesty, I've probably seen fewer than 20 new releases this calendar year. I graduated a little over a year ago, so my attentions have been pulled in other directions (mainly work... ugh). None of this set has made a huge impact on me. Midnight in Paris and Drive were good. I also enjoyed Bad Teacher and a YouTube released movie called Girl Walks Into A Bar. I wouldn't recommend those two movies to many people; I sort of have unique resons for liking them (uncommon personal tastes). Here's an eclectic list of movies I've recently seen (though not new releases) and liked: Black Dynamite (blaxploitation parody), University of Laughs (a very, very clever Japanese satire), 'Love, Sex Aur Dhoka (a surprisingly well made and scathing Bollywood movie), In The Loop (foul mouthed political satire from here in the UK), Malena (an Italian, coming of age film), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (anime). I figure there's no point recommending films that have a lot of exposure already.

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Seb

Seb on 12/10/2011 Reply  · 

Cheers for that, yeah, it's been a weak year in film so I would've been surprised if you'd seen a lot. All I've seen is super 8, tree of life , the kids are all right and true grit. All the Oscar contenders are flooding out into cinemas in a week or 2.

Just on Adam Sandler, I know what you mean. I have no respect for him as an actor. His latest movie, grown ups was terrible and jack and Jill looks even worse. His performance in punch drunk love shows a surprisingly depth in his acting and yet after this he went straight back to the low brow stuff. It seems that comedic actors always have a surprisingly dramatic depth that is never explored. Jim carry showed great depth in eternal sunshine as well as in the Truman show. Will Ferrell has also shown depth in darker comedic roles. So watch punch drunk cos p.t. Anderson discovers a great depth of potential in Sandler. His performance, as much ad I dont want to say it is restrained, subtle and heartfelt.

and cheers on the friend recommendations, I'll be sure to have a chat with them

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/29/2012 Reply  · 

great taste in movies i love twbb come check out my channel

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 1/31/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for recommending TWBB. I did like it, though not as much as Boogie Nights and Magnolia (but then those have had more time to grow on me). BTW, if you’re into slow-burn films, you should definitely see Alien.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 2/2/2012 Reply  · 

You're right about the different paces in Alien movies. Every Alien movie has a different tone, genre, director and writers, which gives each entry a distinct flavor. I like them all to varying degrees, as I appreciate several of the talents behind each film (Scott, Cameron, Fincher and Whedon) but some people dislike the tone shifts. Anyway, I think the Alien series is one of the more interesting series to see how the same concept is taken in very different directions.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/5/2012 Reply  · 

that cool what her name? i think that alot of modern filmmakers are horrible when all a filmmaker does is try to make money he's bound to fail but when he want's to make art and something truly wonderful with money set aside now you have something im sure even you or me could make up a better film than say Michael Bay or Bret Ranter

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shane24

shane24 on 3/20/2012 Reply  · 

It says that I've seen 83% of your list. I probably enjoyed 80% of those movies. I think you have a great list!

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Seb

Seb on 3/22/2012 Reply  · 

Cheers mate, your list is huge! A lot of great, popular movies on there. Cool to see kick ass in your top five, immensely awesome movie!

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shane24

shane24 on 3/22/2012 Reply  · 

Funny coincidence, I'm currently watching The Lives of others. The next movie i'm watching is Take Shelter, those are the two highest movies on your list that I haven't seen. I just found that strange.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/22/2012 Reply  · 

I love There Will Be Blood. Great choice, I have it at number 96 , but considering I have seen a lot of movies I consider tha quite high. My enjoyment with the movies on my list goes well into the 1000's. But anything in or over the 2000 mark is getting into the hating and loathing section of my list. How do you do yours? Do you have all the movies you've seen? Or all your favorites, excluding the bad films? There seems to be a few different ways that flickchart is used. To each there own.

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Seb

Seb on 3/25/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm still in my teens shane, im quite young. My list is probably about 80% of all the movies I've seen. About 2 to 300 of them would be pretty average. Rom-coms, bad action films etc. I only really got into movies 3 years ago so I still need a lot of time to get anywhere near how many movies you've seen. And yeah, I'm actually studying the lives of others in my English studies class at school ATM. Good movie, take shelter is quite good as well, I only saw that a couple of weeks ago

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/2/2012 Reply  · 

Hey hope I'm not bothering you but I'm glad to see The Tree of Life at #3 because after a second viewing I decided to re rank as my #1. I think it's the most beautiful and provocative piece of art ever made. It is very underrated. Also on The Shawshank Redemption I've never seen the whole thing,I've only seen it on T.V. but found it very corny but can't criticize it until I've watched it as a whole but all in all great list talk to you later thnx!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

Twanks for the comment. The Tree of Life in my opinion is better than 2001. Also I just watched Pan's Labyrinth for the second time and loved it mssg me back

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Seb

Seb on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

I really like pans labyrinth, but I don't love it. There are certain scenes in it that were emotionally arresting and really took my breath away. But i felt that the fantastical element of the film was scarcely explored. I was hoping for a little more of it. IMO, it's a flawed film. But I will revisit it soon and see if it improves. I've seen it twice

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/6/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah it's not for everybody ecspecially casual film fans (which you are not though) but maybe another viewing will help. It's a very allegorical film but it just may not be your thing that's fine. I still love your Top 10. I am about to see Babel which looks great. I haven't seen all your movies but quite a bit of them. I don't have many films ranked on my flickchart just because I haven't updated it. There Will Be Blood is a great choice and very original. Daniel Day Lewis gave one of my favorite performances ever. It also had amazing cinematography. I cant't believe it didn't win Best Picture at The Oscars. Not that No Country For Old Men was bad but There Will Be Blood is a frekin masterpiece. The Academy Awards are terrible!!!! Ecspecially this year Octavia Spencer winning and Jonah Hill being nominated. Also as much as I loved The Artist I can't see how they picked it over The Tree of Life at all. Also Hugo winning cinematography over The Tree of Life!!!! I just don't understand award shows! Cannes Film Festival is much better if you wanna check it out.

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Seb

Seb on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

yeah, i understood the allegorical undertones in pan's labyrinth, i just felt that it didnt have good pacing. i will give it another viewing. babel is a film that i only slightly liked the first time i saw it. i felt that, as a whole, it didnt work smoothly and that the fractured narrative structure crippled the films pacing. its a very hard film to recommend. it has taken me over 5 viewings to completely appreciate and understand the importance of babel. you obviously appreciate the aesthetic of filmmaking. well, babel is an artistic triumph. the imagery and music score is unforgettable, some scenes can be paused and it looks like a painting, much like the imagery in the tree of life. the last 5-10 minutes of babel are so beautiful, arguably the best scenes of filmmaking ive ever seen. and i completely agree with you on the academy awards. although no country was great, twbb works on another level. jonah hills performance is good, but not oscar caliber! octavia's win is probably the least deserving ive ever seen. i barely noticed her in the help. she just played her role solidly. and the artist was good, but much like the kings speech's win the year before, it wasnt the best choice. the social network was robbed and the tree of life was robbed. but the academy weighs up critic and audience popularity, and everyone knows that audiences didnt repsond particularly well to the tree of life! the last films that actually deserved to win were american beauty and return of the king.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

I saw all the Best Picture nominees of 2011 (other than War Horse) but over half of them didn't deserve the nomination. I can say Octavia Spencer winning an oscar is one of the worst choices ever made!! The Help is one of the most overrated pieces of shit ever!!! After my mom and her friends told me it was amazing and I should see it I automatically hated it a little. The Tree of Life is possibly the best movie ever so all I have to say is they can go fuck themselves after ignoring that masterpiece!!!!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

Also on The Academy can you believe that the only award that 2001: A Space Odyssey won was best visual effects what the fucking mother fucking god of fucking fuck?!?!?!?! And after your compliments and high rating of Babel I'll definatlley see it

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Seb

Seb on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

well i think the academy and critics somewhat learnt a lesson from 2001. if it wasnt for 2001, i believe the tree of life wouldve been even more misunderstood than it already is. the academy gave the tree of life the requisite nominations to please the arthouse crowd, but in all good logic it shouldve swept the academy awards. if it wasnt for the tree of life, 2011 wouldve been one of the weakest years in the history of cinema. the only other film that rectified the year somewhat was 'drive'. and that was only really good imo.i am yet to see melancholia though, which looks interesting. a lot of kubricks films were ahead of their time, opening to negative response but later people started to understand its genius. i really hope the tree of life will slip into the same category. i would love to prove my friends wrong. they dismissed the tree of life as pretentious when there is no pretention. the tree of life is so unironic and so sincere that people dont know what to think. people have to open their freaken minds!!! even my mum, who studied filmmaking, dismissed the tree of life and didnt give it a second viewing. i did, because on my first viewing i was completely baffled. the labels of pretentious, bloated, banal etc. are really getting on my nerves. people have mistaken the words overreaching and pretentious for ambitious and grandiose.

and babel, like the tree of life, deserves multiple viewings. some of the frames in babel, i sware to god, look like the were painted by picasso. beautiful film to observe and appreciate on an artistic level. fyi, the soundtrack that plays through the last scenes and closing credits of babel is probably my favourite film score. amazing music

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Seb

Seb on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

how old are you jeremy?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

It's weird but I'm only 12!

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Seb

Seb on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

Shit! You know a lot! I only really got into films when is was 14. What country do you live in?

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Seb

Seb on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

The sought of films on your list would indicate that you're middle aged! Haha

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

America. I see you changed your favorites. I first started watching movies on youtube. My first was Wild Strawberries!!

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Seb

Seb on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

An igmar bergman film! I have never, ever heard of someone of your age understanding film so well. When I was 12 I was still obsessed with happy Gilmore, Billy Madison etc. I had absolutely no understanding of film. You must be pretty bright at school. Am I right?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

Eh...I guess somewhat they've asked me to skip a grade a few times but my parents wont let me. The only that I don't like about school (other than homework) is that my one teacher hates me so it seems like she purposely gives me bad grades she is an ass! U live in America right?

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Seb

Seb on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

Nah I live in Australia. And no, we don't ride kangaroos to school haha

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

I also see you put The Dark Knight in your top 10 I find it just slightly overrated but I still love it I liked Inception better.

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Seb

Seb on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah I recently rewatched the social network and it doesn't really hold up upon repeat viewings. Don't get me wrong, it's a great movie, but once you see it a few times, you really don't need to watch it again. The dark knight on the other hand may be slightly flawed and overrated, but it is immensely rewatchable and I am thoroughly entertained every time I watch it. My top 10 seems to change everyday. My top 3 is cemented, but everything under that is interchangable. The first few times I watched the social network, I absolutely loved the dialogue, direction and acting, but watching it recently actually felt like a struggle. The dark knight is great popcorn entertainment, elevated by great acting and a decent script. I hate it when people over-alanalyse the dark knight, it's a film to be enjoyed, not deciphered.

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Seb

Seb on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

A film you should watch is brokeback mountain, ignore the homosexual jokes that surround it. It is a truly great film. It is probably the saddest film I've ever seen as well. Once you get into it, the gay side of it doesnt matter. The acting is so good that you want these characters to be together. Ledgers performance in it matches his joker. He is so great in it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/9/2012 Reply  · 

My cousin lives in Australia and I will see it. I wnat to watch Farenhite 9/11 and Spirited Away plus The White Ribbon

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Seb

Seb on 4/10/2012 Reply  · 

Spirited away is great

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/10/2012 Reply  · 

I also wan't to see My Winnipeg

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/13/2012 Reply  · 

Thank you so much!! After I saw that you put The Dark Knight on your top 10 I realized that I had it on DVD and watched it again (last time I saw it was at least 2 years ago) and loved it. It's far from the best movie but it's definatley one of my favorites if not number one. I mean Wow it rivals The Tree of Life for me!!!!

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Seb

Seb on 4/14/2012 Reply  · 

It is pretty damn good

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/15/2012 Reply  · 

Another bad choice Slumdog Millionare winning best picture over TDK not even npminated

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Seb

Seb on 4/15/2012 Reply  · 

That was completely ludicrous. I can think of about 5 films that year that were better than slum dog that weren't even nominated. Doubt, the wrestler, revolutionary road, synecdoche new York etc.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/25/2012 Reply  · 

Hey i just watched The King's Speech and The Social Network (the King's speech for the first time and the latter for at least the third). Which one do I like better? Thats tough to say since they are both amazing but I'd probably give a slight edge to The Social Network even though it's very flawed I can also call it perfect but IDK I love them bot h alot Inception is a good one to maybe I'll rewatch that soon.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/25/2012 Reply  · 

Also everyone will hate me for this but I don't give a fuck I just wanted to say I thought Jessie Eisenberg's performance was much better than Colin Firth's even though his was great.

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Seb

Seb on 4/26/2012 Reply  · 

I completely agree

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/5/2012 Reply  · 

I talked to a production company about producing a film which we'll start working on it soon. It's about an antisocial boy whose house catches fire which turns him to dust only to reincarnate him into a new world were all the people in his life live. the world is in a tiny house out in the wheat fields. Though the house is very small on the outside it huge on the inside but a huge storm of an unknown orgin threates to destroy it. It has no name and it will be years before its release what do you think.

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Seb

Seb on 5/6/2012 Reply  · 

Sounds good, how did u become a part of this?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/8/2012 Reply  · 

I just asked a company if they wanted to produce it and they said yes besides I will work for free I told them I don't want any money

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Seb

Seb on 5/8/2012 Reply  · 

so you're 12 and a company has agreed to produce your movie...

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/8/2012 Reply  · 

Yes sir

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/8/2012 Reply  · 

Im also trying to get one produced depicting the creation of the earth and a depiction of Adam and Eve using sex and temptation as the main themes. It wont have any religous message just a story.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/14/2012 Reply  · 

What are ur top 5 filmmakers

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Seb

Seb on 5/14/2012 Reply  · 

in no particular order: these are 6
-stanley kubrick
-david lynch
-terrence malick
-paul thomas anderson
-christopher nolan
-martin scorsese

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/14/2012 Reply  · 

Also I see The Tree of Life has moved up on your list which is great right now my Flickchart list has no validity. I will change it soon. For me I think the toughest decision ever in film is do I like The Tree of Life or 2001 A Space Odyssey. These films broke new ground no other films ever have and probably ever will. I both have special places for them but I just don't Im gonna try to watch em back to back to decide.

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Seb

Seb on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

hey, ive set myself a goal to watch all of ingmar bergman's films. i see that you have wild strawberrys and the seventh seal in your top 10. tell me, do they hold up considering theyre 50 plus years old? are they still awesome to watch now?

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Seb

Seb on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

and i also see that 'where the wild things are' has come out of no where and stolen top spot on ur list! i was going to watch it the other day but i decided against it. tell me, why should i watch 'where the wild things are'? is it really that great?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

Okay first of all Bergman is by far not only my favorite filmmaker but he's also the very best. His films hold up better than anything else. And also My "Top 10" isn't exactly up to date. The Dark Knight most certainly should not be up there and I don't know think Where The Wild Things is my favorite either ( like I said 2001 is). But I love it and it's one of the best films made in years it is a philisophical beauty. I don't think its my number one anymore but it actually easily could be. I can't explain why I like it but I would fucking watch it!!!!!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

Ok I updated my list there go check it out

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jeremyd99 on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

So have you seen any yet

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jeremyd99 on 5/18/2012 Reply  · 

Also I just recently read that Rodger Ebert put The Tree of Life in his top 10 movies ever. I'm proud of him it was a bold choie but the film is that good

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Seb on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

yeah i stumbled across that article only a few hours after it was published. its awesome to see, but i dont understand why he put it in there because it was his 3rd fave film of last year, behind 'shame' and 'a separation'. how can he put it 3rd then put it on his 10 favourite movies of all time? roger works in mysterious ways. and no, i havent got around to them yet, been buried in homework the last week. the joys of year 12 life i guess...but ill have a lot of time on my hands once the year is over

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Seb on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

and have you seen the seventh seal? considering your love for bergman, im curious to know whether you've seen it or not?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Yes I have its in my top 10

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Seb

Seb on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

haha sorry didnt see it there

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Seb on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

have you seen persona?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Did you see Where The Wild Thing Are

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Seb

Seb on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

no i have not

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/19/2012 Reply  · 

Yes ive seen Persona its my third favorite of his films

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Seb on 5/20/2012 Reply  · 

why have u only ranked 54 movies? you must've seen more than 54 movies in your life! and all of them a decent films, haven't you seen a bad movie before? haha

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jeremyd99 on 6/1/2012 Reply  · 

I've only ranked 54 because I just havent felt like it. There is a lot of crap I've seen probably hundreds of movies that repulsed me so I didn't rank them. Most movies I don't like my least favorite is probably Terminator Salvation which was ... just don't see it. And also I'm trying to rank the best films of The 21st Centuries what would you most highly recomend

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Seb on 6/2/2012 Reply  · 

for me at the moment, its there will be blood, then the tree of life

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/4/2012 Reply  · 

WEll I know do you have any personal recomendations for me?

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Seb on 6/6/2012 Reply  · 

i recently watched 'revolutionary road', which was really good. brokeback mountain is also a must-see. and magnolia, from the guy who did there will be blood

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jeremyd99 on 6/11/2012 Reply  · 

Im kinda suprised you like Rodger Ebert after he bashed There Will Be Blood for not being realistic enough. I dont see how he could get that review wrong.

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Seb on 6/12/2012 Reply  · 

he didnt bash it, he simply didnt think it was great. he gave it 3.5/4, the only possible grade it should get is 4/4. you will always disagree with a critic from time to time, but i find myself agreeing with roger around 95% of the time, which is great. another critic i respect is peter travers of rolling stone.

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jeremyd99 on 6/12/2012 Reply  · 

I tend to stay away from Peter Travers because he is ignorant to forieng cinema but he does usually give fair scores. Also what was the overall meaning of TWBB is just capitalis=bad and what of religio sorry can you kinda explain it to me

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Seb on 6/13/2012 Reply  · 

in a nutshell, daniel plainview represents capitalism, eli sunday represents religion. these two concepts are the building blocks of 20th century american life. theyre deeply rooted in history, and both have proven to be detrimental to american life over the last 100 years. both characters use them to manipulate others and to therefore get ahead in life. it shows that religion is just as sinister as capitalism. on the surface, it doesnt seem that deep, but there will be blood is a deeply important american film. and on top of its grand themes, the direction and music score are incredible (reminiscent of kubrick), and daniel day-lewis gives a legendary performance

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jeremyd99 on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Have you seen any good films this year I wrote a review for Moonrise Kingdom its not very good but still
http://www.gamespot.com/users/plainview72/

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Seb on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

Nice, havent seen it yet, but i definitely intend to. i saw 'the road' yesterday, it was very powerful, and quite underrated. one of the best of 2009. I strongly recommend it.

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jeremyd99 on 7/12/2012 Reply  · 

I just saw Taxi Driver for the first time the other day and it's probably the best movie I have ever seen

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PiccoloKing on 7/13/2012 Reply  · 

I see you have 2001 at no. 4. Interesting choice. Taxi Driver and There Will Be Blood are awesome.

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Seb

Seb on 7/13/2012 Reply  · 

Big kubrick and anderson fan

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PiccoloKing on 7/14/2012 Reply  · 

I'm not a huge Kubrick fan. The Shining is his only film I really like. I understand it's important to give your work a metaphysical perspective and openness to multiple interpretations but honestly, his films aren't very entertaining. Just my opinion. Which is why I'm surprised whenever I see 2001 very high on a 'favorite films' list.

I much prefer Scorsese. His films have an energy and warmth I find missing in Kubrick's films. Taxi Driver is as deep a film Kubrick has ever made. His films are more entertaining, accessible and he's definitely an actor's director. Once again, just my opinion.

Aah, PTA is awesome. There Will Be Blood is certainly his best work so far. Many film scholars accuse the film of being 'too Kubrickan' but I personally feel it's one of those cases where the student surpasses the master. TWBB certainly has that Kubrickan brilliance but with powerful emotional content. That's a plus in my book. PDL and Magnolia are excellent as well. Like Scorsese, PTA is also an actor's director.

Him, the Coens and Nolan are among the best filmmakers right now.

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Seb on 7/15/2012 Reply  · 

I completely agree about the student surpassing the master. i feel that pta combines the best elements of kubrick and scorsese. he also has a little bit of altman influence.

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shane24 on 7/17/2012 Reply  · 

Glad to see you liked The Road. I really like it as well. I even read the book (before the movie) in a day.

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Seb on 7/19/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, the film is very underrated

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jeremyd99 on 8/2/2012 Reply  · 

How was the Dark knight rises

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Seb on 8/3/2012 Reply  · 

i had a lot of problems with it. in a word: disappointing. a lot of people have just got caught up in the hype. once everyone settles down, hopefully they will see the problems i see. have u seen it?

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jeremyd99 on 8/4/2012 Reply  · 

no

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jeremyd99 on 9/12/2012 Reply  · 

You should really see Lost In Translation! It's probably the best film I've ever seen...truly brilliant! Also Im making a new account and I should have a lot more rankings, but yeah I'm not sure you'll like it but try it out.

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Seb on 9/16/2012 Reply  · 

ive only heard praise for lost in translation. i tried to watch it once but it struck me as a film that u hav to be in the right mood for. it was a very subtle, underplayed, atmospheric film from what i saw. its definitely on my must-see list though

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jeremyd99 on 9/15/2012 Reply  · 

Also I want you to know Plan 9 as my number is a joke.

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Seb on 9/16/2012 Reply  · 

wats plan 9?

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jeremyd99 on 9/16/2012 Reply  · 

Plan 9 is a 1950's sci-fi movie that is basically considered the worst movie of all time. I put it as a joke. Also I'm going to watch Children of Men this week. You seemed to really like it so hopefully I will.

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Seb on 9/19/2012 Reply  · 

i initially disliked it, but on my second viewing my opinion COMPLETELY changed. its great. a film that only improves on repeat viewings

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jeremyd99 on 9/24/2012 Reply  · 

You once said that you were going to watch some Bergman films, did you ever get around to it?

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Seb on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

no, i havent. i downloaded a few but they were really bad copies. i think ill have to go buy or rent them

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jeremyd99 on 9/28/2012 Reply  · 

I just have one more question for you...Mulholland Drive? Is this good, because as I told you I am making a best of The 21st Century list and I wanted to try to see as many movies as possible before composing it. I've heard many great things about it and have even seen some clips, but their sort of strange. The soundtrack sounds like a 70's porno, what's up with the cowboy's accent, and Billy Ray Cyrus (really?!)? It just seems somewhat fucked up. I was just wondering if I was going to enjoy it or not.

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Seb on 9/29/2012 Reply  · 

Yes, all david lynch films are incredibly strange. it takes a handful of viewings to really appreciate its brilliance. its unlike anything ive seen. u should deffs watch it

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jeremyd99 on 10/2/2012 Reply  · 

I just watched another great move the other day which was Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind. This movie is a masterpiece! Aside from Michael Gondry's vibrant and beautiful direction, and Kaufman's imaginative script my favorite part of the movie was Jim Carey.
I never knew there were such dramatic depths in him (of course his overly hyper and humorous side surface in a few scenes), but his performance was terrific. I would have been comfortable with him winning The Academy Award. But of course a deserving performance winning has been proven to be an impossible task (except on some rare occasions).
The story was great and entirely original. It was smart without giving you a headache trying to figure it out. Gondry has also proven himself to be a great director ( I can forgive him for The Green Hornet now!). He set up the scenes perfectly, and he has an exceptionally good use of colors. I think the colors were a very important part f the film.
I know you have already seen it but I just wanted to say how much I love it. At the current moment I would rank it number two of all time right behind Lost In Translation.

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Seb on 10/3/2012 Reply  · 

i really like it, but i never embraced it as strongly as you and others. but i do intend to watch it again. i did love charlie kaufman's directorial debut 'synecdoche, new york'. have you seen it?

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jeremyd99 on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

No, I haven't seen Synechdoche, New York. I have it downloaded on my computer, and I watched about 20 minutes or so but then had to leave. It seemed interesting enough.
I just watched Kick Ass, which was a decision only based on your very high ranking. But I mean really do you think it's that good of a movie? I mean this is incredibly overrated. First off I thought it worked incredibly well as an action movie. The fight scenes were incredible and they always remained freh and inventive.
As a comedy the film is horrible...just because an underaged girl can swear or brutally kill people does not mean it's funny. I think Chloe Grace Mortez is an okay actress, but she didn't do that great. She was just saying her lines. The only funny parts were some of the fight scenes because of how over the top they were.
Aaron Johnson I honestly think gave a terrible performance as did most of the cast. There was just no emotion. And the scene where Nic Cage was dying; was that supposed to be humorous because I was laughing my ass off during that scene of him screaming in agony. It was either supposed to be humorous or his performance was that shitty.
I'm not trying to bash your opinion or anything I just don't know what's so great here...

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Seb on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

well i completely diagree about the performances, and if you research reviews and blogs, you will find that many others do too. when i first saw kick-ass i thought it was good fun. five or six viewings later and its one of the coolest movies ive ever seen. nic cage hasnt given a performance this good in years, and i love chloe moretz. she's great in everything. i also enjoyed aaron johnson. the whole setup of the film is just so cool, and the fight sequences are the epitomy of awesome. even the music is great. and matthew vaughns direction is frenetic and exhilarating. kick-ass already has a cult following. i think its a lot better and a lot cooler than scott pilgrim vs the world, which everyone loved. so yeah, we finally disagree on something haha

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

Also what is the film trying to say is there some message it wants to communicate or is it really as mindless as it seems?

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Seb

Seb on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

yes, its just mindless awesomeness. there are movies that ceaselessly entertain people. mine is kickass, and im sure theres a movie out there that you enjoy more than others do. but the difference between other mindless entertainments, kickass is actually really well made. it just doesnt have a message, which makes it all the more cooler. why does it have to conform to the expectations that theres a moral to every story?

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Seb on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

it probably shouldnt be at 23 on my flickchart though. it should be in the 30's somewhere.

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jeremyd99 on 10/4/2012 Reply  · 

No a film doesn't have to have some deep message to it to be enjoyable. There are some mindless movies that I love. Also I didn't think Nic Cage's performance was bad, he was my favorite part of the movie. I meant his acting was shitty in the scene when he was dying.

Was that scene supposed to be humorous?

Also, why was Red Mist upset that they were going to kill Kick Ass? They knew each other for what 15 minutes...

I'll watch it again when I have some time. I did think the scene when Hit Girl was running down the hallway just kicking the shit out of the mobsters was pretty damn awsome. The other problem I had was the language. The language didn't offend me or anything, they just cursed so much it got on my nerves. It made the dialouge feel uninteligent. Minor complaint I know.



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Seb on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

i found that the language worked really well actually. nic cages acting when he was dying was really good. he was getting burnt alive while barking instructions to hitgirl, on how she should kill the bad guys

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

The more Kick Associated sits with me the more I felt I like it I need to watch it again

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Seb

Seb on 10/5/2012 Reply  · 

when i first saw kickass i never felt the urge to see it again. i thought it was just a little bit of fun. i then watched it again when it came onto dvd, and it felt like i was seeing it with different eyes. it was the best feeling. i had the same experience with 'superbad'. used to think it was unfunny crude humour, now its one of my favourite comedies of all time.

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jeremyd99 on 10/7/2012 Reply  · 

I hope you know I was fucking with you about producing a movie, obviously ...I

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Seb

Seb on 10/8/2012 Reply  · 

haha, i forgot about that. i thought it was pretty unreal

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 10/18/2012 Reply  · 

No, I haven't seen The Master. I'll probably wait til it's DvD release and rent it or something. How does it compare to his other movies?

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Seb

Seb on 10/21/2012 Reply  · 

Hasnt come to australia yet. u should see it in cinemas tho, apparently its great

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 10/23/2012 Reply  · 

If it hasn't come to Australia why did you have it ranked at #12 or 13?

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Seb

Seb on 10/24/2012 Reply  · 

I was ranking it just for kicks, to see where it may place. Took it off tho

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 11/11/2012 Reply  · 

Do you know if there's a place I can watch The Master online? For free...

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Seb

Seb on 11/12/2012 Reply  · 

i dont know. but its really the sort of film that has to be seem on the big screen.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 11/23/2012 Reply  · 

As you know a young teenager, and my parents will let me see most R-rated movies, but they won't let me see The
Master. Is that bad? If I could only see one film this year it would be The Master

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Seb on 11/23/2012 Reply  · 

well The Master is a strong R. theres a lot of strong sexual stuff, but its not really frightening or distrubing. its just great art. u should try really hard to see it in cinemas. if not, u can always wait till its on dvd, but its a film made for the big screen.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 11/27/2012 Reply  · 

Do you think I should be allowed to see it though?

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Seb

Seb on 11/28/2012 Reply  · 

You're 13 right? Im not sure whether u would have a guardian who would be cool seeing it with u. The sexual content is pretty explicit. If not, u can always see it when it comes on DVD.

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jeremyd99 on 11/28/2012 Reply  · 

I probably will see it on DVD. The movies that I'm most excited for are Les Miserables, Amour, Hitchcock, and Zero Dark Thirty. Mostly Les Miserables though.

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Seb on 11/29/2012 Reply  · 

I'm incredibly excited for zero dark thirty. It looks great and it's getting awesome early reviews. Im also really excited for life of pi, silver linings playbook and this is 40

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Seb on 11/29/2012 Reply  · 

I'm actually really excited for amour now as well. I just got into Michael haneke, I watched the 2007 'funny games' the other day. Really disturbing and wonderfully directed. I really want to see 'the white ribbon', a 2009 film from haneke that won the palme d'or at canne

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jeremyd99 on 12/1/2012 Reply  · 

I'm about to watch Malick's The New World which looks great. Also, when are you going to see Lost in Translation. Also why did you move The Tree of Life down?

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Seb on 12/2/2012 Reply  · 

i rewatched it the other day, and i dont know if i wasnt in the right mood or something, but it was a bit of a struggle at times to get through. its still great though.

yeah, ive just downloaded lost in translation. will watch it soon.

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jeremyd99 on 12/10/2012 Reply  · 

I'm going to see Silver Linings Playbook and Life of Pi this week. I'm really excited for them; I'm also renting The Dark Knight Rises and Beasts of The Southern Wild.

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Seb on 12/11/2012 Reply  · 

awesome. cant wait for silver linings playbook and life of pi.

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jeremyd99 on 12/11/2012 Reply  · 

Did you know that Peter Travers gave The Master movie of the year? And FUCK Cinemark. I was going to go today, but guess what? Life of Pi and Silver Linings have already been taken out of theatres! But that Twilight shit is still there!

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Seb on 12/12/2012 Reply  · 

yeah, the master only stayed in australian cinemas 4 weeks whilst crap like transformers and twilight hang around for 2 to 3 months

yeah, travers called the master 'a new american classic'. i cant argue with that. like there will be blood and the tree of life, the master feels like an instant classic as youre watching it.

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jeremyd99 on 12/30/2012 Reply  · 

I just watched The Dark Knight Rises, and while i enjoyed it it is very different from TDK in the sense of the meaning. TDK was a very deep and existential film, but while I think this film had meaning I don't think it was very deep. Was it's only meaning about facing your fears, and fighting evil. What did you think the film's meaning was?

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Seb on 12/30/2012 Reply  · 

the film was very simplistic. it was just the elemental battle between good and evil. it had no where near the level of complexity that the dark knight had. it was also no where near as entertaining and compelling

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jeremyd99 on 1/11/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Seb I read the article comparing The Master to 2001. It's very interesting, and they are pretty similiar. Also, I thought you'd be happy to know Sight and Sound named The Master the best movie of 2012.
Also, later today I'm going to see Zero Dark Thirty.

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Seb on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, its great to see The Master getting a lot of early recognition. as u can see, its slowly creeping up my top 10. i havent been able to stop thinking about it for months

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jeremyd99 on 1/11/2013 Reply  · 

Seb, I just saw Zero Dark Thirty and it's amazing. Kathryn Bigelow did a great job directing, the editing is fantastic, as well as the writing and performances.
The last hour is great. The torture is intense, but neccisary to the plot. Jessica Chastain is Oscar Worthy. Bigelow was snubbed for directing.
Other than that I think Les Mis and Beasts of The Southern Wild are also great movies. However, they're both a step behind Thirty.

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Seb on 1/12/2013 Reply  · 

im really looking forward to ZDT. it was nice to see a film like Beasts of the Southern Wild get so much recognition. i didnt love the movie, but its good to see an indie doing so well

i have mixed feelings about Les mis. I liked and didnt like a lot of thing about it. i dont think it deserved a best picture nom. The Master was completely robbed. shouldve been nominated for picture, direction, screenplay, cinematography, editing and costume design.

i shouldnt worry about it, the oscar are barely ever right.

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jeremyd99 on 1/13/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Silver Linings Playbook and ZD30

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Seb

Seb on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

i really dug silver linings playbook. a really entertaining film with excellent performances.

zero dark thirty was really impressive. it was well acted, densely detailed and well paced. i didnt love it, but i respect it immensely. i found the last scene of the film incredibly poignant.

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Seb on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

i'd give both a strong 4/5

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Seb on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

if i were to choose between Chastain and Lawrence for best actress, i think i would go with Lawrence. she almost steals the show.

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jeremyd99 on 1/14/2013 Reply  · 

I love the last shot of ZD30 when she realizes that there wasn't much meaning to her whole operation. Revenge didn't win the war on terror or it didn't reall satisfy anyone either. It didn't make up for the lives lost in 9/11

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Seb on 1/16/2013 Reply  · 

Exactly. when the guy in the plane says "you can go where ever you want" its asking "what do we do now"

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jeremyd99 on 1/26/2013 Reply  · 

How was Django Unchained?

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Seb

Seb on 1/27/2013 Reply  · 

Loved it! Probably the most entertaining and satisfying Tarantino film I've seen

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jeremyd99 on 2/4/2013 Reply  · 

I'm watching The Master this week.

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Seb on 2/6/2013 Reply  · 

great. i just downloaded it off pirate bay

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jeremyd99 on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

Seb, I finally saw The Master and I truly think this is the best film I've ever seen. From P.T.A.'s direction, to the beautiful cinematography, to the brilliant performances, great score, and well written script. There were a few parts of the film I was a little bored in, but most of the time I was very engaged.
The part of the movie when I knew it was a masterpiece was towards the end when This quote came up:
"If you figure out a way to live without a master, any master, be sure to let the rest of us know, for you would be the first in the history of the world. "
I don't think this film is paticularly confusing either, it's just very surreal in some parts. As much as I love There Will Be Blood, this film blows it out of the fucking water! It's a movie that spoke to me on a very personal level, and I can't wait to watch it on Blu-ray.


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Seb on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

That's awesome to hear. The master is a film that has haunted me for months. I've watched it 4 times now, and I do think its an incredible film. Imo, the first half is better than the second half, but the last few scenes make up for it. I found the visit to New York scenes and the 2nd Book scenes to be not as good as the rest of the film

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Seb on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

I disagree about There Will Be Blood, however. I feel that The Master has weak spots, whereas Blood doesn't. It feels to be the more complete film. But I do think that the best scenes in The Master equal, if not better the best scenes from Blood. I also think the combo of Hoffman and Phoenix destroys the Day-Lewis and Paul Dano combo

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Seb on 2/7/2013 Reply  · 

I would also say that The Master affected my psyche a lot more than Blood did. I think it's fair to say that my top 3 is up in the air atm. Either of them could be my no.1

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jeremyd99 on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Amour, Seb? I really enjoyed, and while it was sad, I think it could have been much sadder. What did the end mean when he killed her? Do you think it was saying he was justified in her murder.

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Seb on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

I thought it was a beautifully unsentimental look at love bolstered by 2 great lead performances

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jeremyd99 on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

Also, I haven't ranked The Master because I'm making a new flickchart and it will have more movies. Also, I saw a better movie than The Master<Dawn of The Dead

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Seb

Seb on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

U really think dawn of the dead is a better film than The Master??

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

Dawn of The Dead (1978) is the best movie I've ever seen. It's exciting, violent, and an arthouse action movie. It's my opinion and I love this movie!

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Seb

Seb on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

fair enough

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jeremyd99 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

After my intial excitement died down for The Master it's moved down a lot on my list. It's not even my number 1 of 2012. If I made a top 10 though, it would be this:

1. Life of Pi (Lee)
2. The Master (Anderson)
3. Les Miserables (Hooper)
4. Silver Linings Playbook (Russel)
5. Dredd (Travis)
6. Beasts of The Southern Wild (Zeitlin)
7. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow)
8. The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan)
9.Amour (Haneke)
10. Lincoln (Spielberg)

Haven't seen: Argo, Looper, and Django Unchained yet.

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Seb on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

my top 10 is:

1. The Master (anderson)
2. Amour (Haneke)
3. Django Unchained (Tarantino)
4. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow)
5. The Cabin in the Woods (Whedon)
6. Looper (Johnson)
7. 21 Jump Street (Lord, Miller)
8. Silver Linings Playbook (Russel)
9. Argo (Affleck)
10. Compliance (Zobel)

there are a lot of foreign films im yet to see (holy motors, the turin horse) but 2012 was overall slightly disappointing.

my disappointments:

the dark knight rises
the avengers
beasts of the southern wild
lincoln
les miserables

the only film that majorly disappointed me was The Dark Knight Rises. it was ok, but my expectations were sky-high

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jeremyd99 on 2/12/2013 Reply  · 

Also, I think most people and critics would agree that Dawn of The Dead is the superior film to The Master. Many have called it one of the most influential horror films of all time. It's a film that was able to combine the art house and popcorn genres. It's enthralling, entertaining, and also has something to say. I love The Master, but it will never match the influence Dawn of The Dead has on popular culture.

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Seb on 2/13/2013 Reply  · 

u cant really make a call like that. The Master was just released whereas Dawn of the Dead is over 30 years old. no-one wouldve thought that DOTD wouldve had the influence it has had on the horror genre when it was released.

The Master has already been compared to 2001: a space odyssey. i'd say thats a pretty good start.

it is also unfair to compare critical/public opinion of the two films. critics and audiences have had over 30 years to appreciate DOTD. everyone hated 2001 when it was released, but now its considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best film of all time. most people have only seen The Master once, and most need to see it again. its a film that requires multiple viewings to be fully appreciated, much like 2001. who knows how much The Master will grow in stature as the years pass.

so i dont think DOTD is superior to The Master. neither is. it is a matter of opinion. they are also two completely different films from two completely different times and genres.

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jeremyd99 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Heres 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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Seb

Seb on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

it was really good. theres a few spelling errors, but nothing major. i havent heard of Bless Me Ultima, but i'll definitely check it out now.

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jeremyd99 on 3/1/2013 Reply  · 

I am a little upset with The Academy this year, even more so than usual. For one the best film of the year, The Master, wasn't even nominated, and secondly that Argo won.
Argo was a dissapointmant, it's good but not great. The Master was great!

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Seb

Seb on 3/2/2013 Reply  · 

completely agree. argo was nothing special. The Master is an instant classic in my eyes.

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jeremyd99 on 3/5/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, by the way, Ive seen more movies this year and Id like to make my official top ten list:
1. Life of Pi (Lee)
2. The Master (Anderson)
3. Dredd (Travis)
4. The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan)
5. Silver Linings Playbook (Russell)
6. Les Miserables (Hooper)
7. Django Unchained (Tarantino)
8. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow)
9. Lincoln (Spielberg)
10. Amour (Haneke)
Runners Up: Argo, Moonrise Kingdom, and Skyfall

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/6/2013 Reply  · 

Did you like Amour?

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Seb

Seb on 3/6/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, it was good, but not one of Haneke's best

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 3/6/2013 Reply  · 

I though you loved Amour. What happened?

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Seb

Seb on 3/7/2013 Reply  · 

i watched it a second time and it didnt rewatch well.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 3/14/2013 Reply  · 

Certainly. Do give it another try and share with me your likes and dislikes.

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jeremyd99 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

Today is a sad day, the best film critic, Roger Ebert, died. R.I.P. I loved his reviews.

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jeremyd99 on 4/4/2013 Reply  · 

I agreed with him almost all the time. He was one of the few critics who praised Synecdoche, New York, one of my favorite films of all time, and hid reviews were always in-depth and insightful.

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Seb

Seb on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

easily my favourite critic. his reviews were always the ones i read first. his influence on me as a movie lover has been invaluable. he leaves a huge void in the world of film criticism that will never be filled. he well be deeply missed.

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Seb on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

his review and journal entries about synecdoche, new york are some of the best pieces of film criticism ive ever read. they made me appreciate it on another level.

when did u wtach synecdoche, new york?

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jeremyd99 on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

I saw Synecdoche, New York a couple months ago. I actually saw it twice. It's my favorite Kaufman film and in my top 5 of all time. It's one of the best script ever written.

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Seb on 4/13/2013 Reply  · 

great to hear. its in my top 3 scripts, without a doubt. probably the most confounding film ive ever seen. its just brilliant. i personally think that kaufman is one of the worlds greatest writers in any form.

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jeremyd99 on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

I found Synecdoche, New York to be hilarious! Until the last 30 minutes, than it was some of the most depressing scenes I've ever seen in film, but it's a fucking masterpiece!

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Seb

Seb on 4/19/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, its depressing brilliance intersperced with strangely hilarious elements.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

Yes I have! Russian Ark is great and it's in my top 100 of all time. Definitely a must see (and not just because of the technically amazing single shot).

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've heard of it and I plan on watching it soon. It was very high on TSDT's recent list.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

Believe it or not, I'm 17. No joke.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/26/2013 Reply  · 

:)
I'm in the U.S. and yeah, senior year is ending in about a month for me.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

Wow, that's awesome. I plan on doing something like that when I get to college as well.

Oh, and The Hunt! I've been wanting to see that, but it doesn't come to the US until July. Let me know what you thought of it when you see it.

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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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Seb

Seb on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

i really liked it. you've definitely improved since your Bless me, ultima review. keep it up!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

How did you get to doing movie reviews for a magazine?

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Seb

Seb on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

its apart of my journalism course at university

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/29/2013 Reply  · 

That is a cool idea. I've always thought it would be cool to go into a movie cold like that. Like you say, it's nearly impossible to do that nowadays.

I almost went to TIFF last year, but it didn't work out.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

Good to hear!

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

How was 'The Hunt'?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

Also, when will you be seeing Mud?

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Seb

Seb on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

well, it doesnt have a release date in my country yet, so i dont know

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

Today is dissapointing because I realized that I will miss Upstream Color in theatres! Also, I will be seeing The Hunt when it comes out, but I really don't have much interest in either of them I'm gonna try to see some more movies to review like: 'The Great Gatsby', 'To The Wonder', 'Before Midnight', 'Behind The Candelabra', and 'Empire of The Harvest'. I think this is gonna be a great year for movies! I wish To The Wonder was released where I live, but it will be soon! Will you send me your reviews when you write them, please?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

How did you like The Place Beyond The Pines? Was it good?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

I agree on your point concerning Blue Valentine. Pines, however, was a disappointment for me as well. I actually liked Gosling quite a bit and I thought his segment was easily the strongest of the three. What did you think of that last section (15 years later)? I thought it should have been either much, much shorter or left out altogether. And as long as the film already is, if it wanted to keep the three-act structure and make it work, I would have preferred an even longer runtime (to provide for more development).

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jeremyd99 on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

Tell me wat you think:
http://www.imdb.com/list/N4QeSHGn7ng/

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jeremyd99 on 5/5/2013 Reply  · 

What do 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 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

Great reviews, especially Spring Breakers! They were short but very effective! I wish I has the writng abbilities you posses. Would love to see a The Place Beyond The Pines review, and also I hope you write one for The Great Gatsby, too. I won't be seeing Spring Breaksers, though, because I hate JAmes Franco. He's always fucking stoned!

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Seb

Seb on 5/7/2013 Reply  · 

Haha thanks. Yeah, I usually don't like Franco, but he's awesome in this. I will be doing one for the great gatsby, but I'm not listed to review Pines. I've seen it, but I think someone else is reviewing it

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jeremyd99 on 5/7/2013 Reply  · 

Despite mixed reviews, I am very excited for 'The Great Gatsby'. I haven't read the book, but it doesn't matter.

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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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jeremyd99 on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

Heres my The Great Gatsby review on letterboxd:

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

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Seb

Seb on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

really good. letterboxd is a great outlet for movie reviews. u should continue to post them there

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

I signed up almost 2 months ago. I found out today that Jeremyd99 had an account there and when I looked on his profile, I saw that you were there as well.
It's a great site- like flickchart, except there's more to do.
When did you join?

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Seb

Seb on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

around the same time as you.

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

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

Cenasucks23 =
Idiot

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Seb

Seb on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

whats this about..? haha

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/26/2013 Reply  · 

I love your top 20.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 5/30/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I see that you've been talking about this site Letterboxd. How is it different from Flickchart, and do you think I should set up an account there?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/2/2013 Reply  · 

OK, I've signed up an account under the same name, and followed you. BTW, you mentioned the site lets you know about movies you wouldn't know about otherwise. Is there a feature for that (which I haven't found) or do you mean by looking through people's lists? Because I'd like a "list of shame" that adapts to your likes and dislikes.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/2/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for the advice. I've noticed Letterboxd profiles have a lot more details than mine, like being able to list your favorite films. How do you enable those settings, or will they enable themselves after a few days?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/2/2013 Reply  · 

Never mind, just found it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

You should really see the movie 'Greenberg', it's fantastic. I didn't know Ben Stiller had such deep dramatic depths in him. It also should have probably won an Oscar for its screenplay, which had some very realistic dialouge in it, IMO. All around excellent!

I've been trying to watch movies from the year 2010, and I was wondering if you had any suggestions. Right now, next up for me to watch are 'Never Let Me Go' and 'Scott Pilgrim'. I know you didn't like Scott Pilgrim but it looks interesting to me, and I am exicited to see it. I hope you don't have to be a video-game-lover to enjoy it, cause I don't really play video games.

And don't recommend Kick-Ass, I've wathced it 2 more times, and I hate it even more. Sorry, but it is stupid to me.

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Seb on 6/11/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, Greenberg is a Noah Baumbach film. I loved The Squid and the Whale, so I think I would really dig Greenberg. im also looking forward to his new film Frances Ha.

yeah, im in the minority on Scott Pilgrim. I didn't mind it, but I didn't love it like a lot of other people have.

well, a lot of people would disagree with you on Kick-ass. ive discovered a lot of people on Letterboxd who love it as much as me. I just find the film's premise really cool, and I think its realized in a totally awesome, over-the-top way.

in the end, we've all got different tastes. if everyone agreed all the time life would be really boring.

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jeremyd99 on 6/11/2013 Reply  · 

Seb, I have a question about letteroxd. On your profile it says recent activity, on mine it says recent likes. How do I change mine to say Recent Activity instead of recent likes?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

Thank, but that didn't work.

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jeremyd99 on 6/13/2013 Reply  · 

So, Seb, 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!!!!

I know this is literally the same thing I posted on Boonme's channel, but I didn't feel like writing the same thing twice, so I just copied and pasted it.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/21/2013 Reply  · 

I just watched The Master, and I'm curious to hear your thoughts on Amy Adams. Particularly what her role in the story meant, and what you thought of her feelings towards Freddie and Dodd. There seemed to be a few moments when she seemed sympathetic toward Freddie, as opposed to her later dismissal of him. Or that she disagreed with The Cause, but didn't have a choice but to support it.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 6/24/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you for that analysis of The Master. There does seem to be a lot of ambigious motivations throughout. For example, Dodd's son points out that Dodd's just making the Cause up, and is pretty dismissive of it. By the end, he's apparently an important member in England, and it's the daughter who has left.

Do you think Freddie has a genuine interest in power? Sometimes he does (like at the photo shoot at the beginning). Other times, he seems content to be submissive.

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ironichipster on 6/26/2013 Reply  · 

There were a few other times it seemed to me, like when Freddie asked the girl at the end Dodd's questions. But yes, it seems Freddy relies more on animal instinct than thought.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

I was having trouble logging on to it. I followed you, though. I was wondering, though, out of the movies you saw this year what would you recomend.

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jeremyd99 on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, Seb, I saw on your letterboxd that you rated Only God Forgives 3 stars. I was hoping you'd like it better, but I'm still excited. THE TAILERS LOOK AWESOME!!! But, would you recomend going to see it in theatres?

Also, would you go see 'The Way Way Back' in theatres? While I do think Peter Travers hates on too many movies, andcan be a bit of an asshole, but when he gives a movie a perfect score (like The Way Way Back) you can bet it's a damn good movie!

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jeremyd99 on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, he hadn't published his review when he wrote that, but at a movie theatre at my house there's a big poster that says he gave it a perfect score.

Here's the link: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/the-way-way-back-20130708

He didn't give it a perfect score, but he said it deserved it. I don't understand his reasoning for not giving it a perfect score since he gave 'Before Midnight' a perfect score this year.

Do you understand his reasoning?

Also, what movies are you seeing next?

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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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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/11/2013 Reply  · 

After you've seen 'Pacific Rim', will you please tell me how it was, and how it ranks among the other films this year?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/15/2013 Reply  · 

He's under the name "FilmOdyssey" now.

Here's the link to his profile page:
http://www.flickchart.com/FilmOdyssey

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jeremyd99 on 7/16/2013 Reply  · 

I just wanted to tell you that I'm righting a screenplay, pretty much just for fun about Trayvon Martin. I just wanted to tell you that.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 7/19/2013 Reply  · 

Also, I wanted to tell you This is The End is out in Australia.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Hey nice top 20! The Master is a movie I really want to see right now!

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

I really like Paul Thomas Anderson's film making. He is really influencing for the fact that he gained success at a young age.

And it's also nice to see someone else with American Beauty in their top 20!

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/29/2013 Reply  · 

Finally saw The Master, Juaquin Phoenix was flawless, great movie!

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julinona

julinona on 9/3/2013 Reply  · 

WOW, The Master is now your favorite film of all time. Was this your 3rd viewing of the film? I definitely need to rewatch it, since it disappointed me a bit on my first viewing. I have a question for you: Which performance do you prefer, Joaquin Phoenix In The Master or Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. Also what movie do you think has better cinematography? My answer is The Master for both of them.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/18/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I saw on Filmodyssey's comment page that you like 'Breaking Bad'. I've recently started watching it and I think its a masterpiece, and one of the very (very) few shows on TV worth watching. I have a question, though:

Do you think Walter started cooking meth because he wanted to provide for his family, or (which I think) because he was so bored with his life.

Also, in the first season when he pulls the money out of the washing machine, and later in the air vent, how did he get that money? Did he steal it after he killed Krazy-8 and Amelio or did he get it somewhere else? I was just confused on that.

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jeremyd99 on 9/20/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I figured out why the money was in the dryer. It was actually a flashfowrward.

Oh, and one more question (sorry to bother you): In episode 6 (season 1) why was Walt not having his checks cashed until Monday, and also if Walt is making drugs for his family, why is he not aceeptinh his friend Elliots money. I'm not entirely convinced hes making drugs just to provide for his family. I'll tell you my explanation later, because its rather lengthy.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

That makes sense. I just thought that he wouldn't have lied to his wife that he was taking the checks if it was his [ride, but I get it.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

I loved Prisoners. I've heard a lot of people saying that it's pretty but nothing special as well, but I would beg to differ. It's unrelentingly intense and completely engrossing. I think I might call it the best crime thriller/drama since Zodiac. Maybe I did neglect to pick up on certain inconsistencies, but the film is so damn gripping and well-made, I couldn't help but fall in love with it. It's taken up residence in my mind since I watched it on Friday, and I haven't let it go yet. I might just go see it again.

The film is dark, grim and expertly edited. I highly recommend it, Seb. Definitely go see it.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Re: Blue Jasmine
Fair enough. It just felt like lazy, stereotypical characterization to me, but I can see where you're coming from.

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julinona

julinona on 10/26/2013 Reply  · 

Really sorry for the very late reply. :(

Wow, I just can't believe that you don't find them a tad more boring with rewatches. When I watched There Will Be Blood for the first time, I was blown away like few movies in my life. Top 5 material without hesitation. After watching it 2 more times, I gradually started to hate it both times, I found it very boring. When I watched it for the 4th time, I really liked it but was still underwhelmed. I just can't see myself watching TWBB over and over again because it is very, very slow. That is not an insult to the movie, but it just reduces rewatchability for me. That fact really makes not want to revisit my #1 favorite movie. I can see that that is not the case for you. I'm really glad that you love them more and more every time.

I also picked Joaquin Phoenix's performance because Daniel Day Lewis's performance has lost its steam with rewatches. On my first viewing his portrayal of Daniel Plainview, a name that I will never forget, became my all-time favorite performance. But that changed.

I think that TWBB's cinematography is praised and won over No Country is because of the camerawork an the period piece detail. It's not like it is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen, though I would say that for No Country. I am not saying that TWBB doesn't look beautiful, which it does and very much so, but it shouldn't have won the cinematography over No Country. My opinion on it.

Is there a reason why you prefer to watch newer movies as opposed to older ones? I know that many old movies are some of your favorites, but your top list has more newer movies in it that older ones. Also the recently added movies are all new. Any reason for that or?

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julinona

julinona on 11/3/2013 Reply  · 

However less and less I enjoy TWWB, it still remains the best movie of the century for me so far.

I'm the opposite, I try to catch up with old classics (50s, 60s, 70s and on), and unlike you, I love watching classics. Although I do agree with you, some super old films of the 40s and older are a chore to watch sometimes. Most of the times that I see a Hitchcock film, it feels like a chore, I have yet to see a film of his that blows my mind away and makes him earn his reputation. I still haven't seen Rear Window an Vertigo. Those 2 are recommended to me by many people.

You reminded me that I must watch Synecdoche, New York as soon as I can. I have a bad history with the Tree of Life, when I watched it for the first time, I fell asleep halfway through it because It was way too late. I knew that If I had watched it till the end it would be a strong contender for my top 5 of all time.I was loving it so much. Now I have tried watching it again from the beginning and it just failed to captivate me. I have a question for you? Do you think I should buy the Blu-ray to watch it in Full HD quality, or should I watch it on DVD quality? which is the quality of my cable.

I'm 17, younger than you, nut it all comes down to preference. I love the heck out of them. Do you intend on giving them another shot? Of course taste evolves. I just hope that I continue loving Taxi Driver as time goes on. It is the movie that made me love movies and I would be very pissed if I don't love it as I grow up.

I have one question for you? On the trailer for The Master, there are some scenes that weren't in the version that I saw, i.e 2 people jumping off the ship into the sea, Freddie with a gun in his hand, Freddie walking from the left to the right and the camera closely following him in parallel, and Dodd taking a picture and smiling. Are those removed from the film or is there a director's cut?

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julinona on 11/10/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Hitchock's films also feel dated on many occasions.
Unlike you though, I do love genre films. With Hitchcock films, I definitely agree with you. When they end, that's it, I don't think about them anymore.

I will definitely check out the Blu Ray version of Tree of Life then.

Tell me your opinion on them when you rewatch them.
Or I'm gonna check out your reviews for them.

I am on Letterboxd and I follow you. My name is simply Juli.

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julinona on 11/10/2013 Reply  · 

Nice footage man. Strangely mesmerizing. I pumped me up for my rewatch of The Master although I have no idea how long it'll be before I rewatch it.

Free screenings are awesome. I barely even go to the cinemas myself. I have a question for you: Do you ever feel that the cinema experience influences you love for the film, or maybe you are biased towards a movie because of it?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 11/19/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of Hard Eight?

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 12/5/2013 Reply  · 

I agree that Hard Eight is Anderson's worst feature. I felt underwhelmed throughout--the script and characters felt too thin and I felt meh by the end. Good cinematography, though.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/13/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting my friend request.I'm glad to see 2001 in your top 10!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 2/3/2014 Reply  · 

http://vimeo.com/84806438

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/20/2014 Reply  · 

The Master is fantastic its not one of my favorite films ever but its certainly great I have to say Joaquin Phoenix did an outstanding job in the film such a great character

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/12/2014 Reply  · 

What is Synecdoche, New York like? Can you give a summary and your opinion on it.

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