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TommyDoyle2016

1/4/2016 joined Flickchart

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55 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes spent watching movies

TommyDoyle2016's Favorite Movies

The Shining Jurassic Park Halloween The Thing Apocalypse Now In the Mouth of Madness The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eyes Wide Shut 2001: A Space Odyssey Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Roma The Favourite Vice A Star Is Born Green Book

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 1/4/2016 Reply  · 

I created that account by two purposes; making my ultimate top 20 edition (if it's really possible ;p); and the 2016 movie counting (the ones I've watched).

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 9/12/2017 Reply  · 

Well, I think this is now my official account.

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Soda

Soda on 10/5/2017 Reply  · 

Oh, yeah I remember, sure has been a while. I'm doing pretty good thx.

I see we both made new accounts, ha. I made this one because the old one I couldn't delete my rankings for some reason, and the ordering of everything was all wrong. My film preferences have changed a lot since then. Actually, looking at my flickchart on this account, my rankings are also pretty shit and inaccurate. I haven't been on here in a while. How's it been with you? Have your film preferences changed much also?

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Soda

Soda on 10/18/2017 Reply  · 

My favourite to come out this year so far is probably Logan. Favourite movie I've watched this year is probably "It's Such a Beautiful Day". It's a very abstract sort of film though so I wouldn't recommend that it's for everyone.

Some good films I first watched recently are "The Asphalt Jungle" and "Bride of Frankenstein". These old type of "classics" are often the films I enjoy watching most these days. Most mainstream movies are "ehhhhhhh" for me nowadays though. I despised nearly every minute of Rogue One and Suicide Squad.

I noticed you have a lot of older films highly ranked, especially from around the 1980s. What do you think of the nostalgia trend that's happening to movies right now??, eg. all of the Star Wars making a comeback, Stranger Things, all the movies with 1980s music, and the countless sequels and reboots of movies from that time period.

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Soda

Soda on 10/25/2017 Reply  · 

The only other Universal Monsters I think that I've watched are the original Frankenstein and the Bela Lugosi's Dracula, which I don't really remember. My least favourite was Dracula though I think I really liked Lugosi's portrayal. Bride of Frankenstein is easily my favourite so far. It gets better the more I think about it. The themes which dissect the roles of relationships between creators, creations, friends, and companions. An extremely compelling story and overall a masterpiece indeed. Also that scene between the monster and the blind man is among my favourite scenes from any film in general. I hear they're rebooting these films as a sort of franchise like these superhero movies, and they've already done The Mummy, which I haven't seen. How do you feel about them rebooting these classic movies?

Over time I'd say I've leaned less towards very mainstream filmmakers like Nolan and Tarantino, and more towards classics like Hithcock and Kurosawa. Villeneuve has been pretty impressive track record recently as well. I really like all the filmmakers you mentioned quite a lot as well, though I should see more of their work. I've been trying to expand my film-watching horizons more this year, watching stuff from all around the globe, as well as more artsy and experimental movies. Most of them have left me with mixed feeling tbqh. Often I'll warm up to some like you did with 2001 and Blade Runner though. Some filmmakers I oughright hated like Terrence Malick. Ugh. Maybe the boring Director I've ever watched, completely up his own ass. Have you seen any of his work? If so what'd you think? Any way are there any types of movies or particular filmmakers that you dislike in general?

I can't say I'm a big fan of this new nostalgia trend, but like you said, when it's its own thing I usually like it a bit more. Unlike say, Episode VII which had the exact same plot as Ep IV because they didn't have the balls to try something new. In comparison, stuff like Stranger Things I enjoyed quite a bit because for the most part it stands on its own merits with strong characters and intriguing story, and a somewhat more original premise. As for horseshit like the new Ghostbusters and Jurassic World...I just hope the 2010s/2020s doesn't become a tryhard version of the 1980s. What'd you think of the last two Star Wars movies? And do you think the new ones will get any better?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/21/2018 Reply  · 

Hello sir, it's me. How are you? We've seen each other numerous times while commenting, but I don't think we have formally acknowledged each other before, so allow me to break the ice. Just wanted to tell you that I like your artistic top 10 very much. You seem to have a keen eye for expressionist beauty.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/26/2018 Reply  · 

I'm doing fine as well, thanks for asking. And hey, if you feel like sharing something -- anything -- just know that I'm around.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on Dec 4 Reply  · 

Hey mate. Thanks for your kind words. I try to be sincere and in depth in the discussions (even if some times I can seem like a bit of a jerk, haha). I’ve honestly wanted to speak to you for some time. We seem to have similar tastes and you seem like a good guy.

I haven’t yet seen Killing Of A Sacred Deer but I’ve been meaning to for awhile. When I check it out (hopefully soon because I’ve been too busy lately to watch many movies) I will definitely get back to you.

As a quick sidenote, your English is pretty good. Where are you from if you don’t mind saying?

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on Dec 17 Reply  · 

Haha, so it's not just me who can see my jerkiness. And sorry but I did look up the Knowing vs Shining discussion after I read your last comment. Don't worry, I won't hold it against you. I've had some comments as bad as that but I won't reveal them, haha.

I don't really know if I do have a clearcut taste in films. I generally just watch whatever, no matter the genre or era.

Wow, Brazil. It's amazing how many different people there are on flickchart. I myself am from Western Australia, the largest state in a country you may know as Australia. It's a very nice area I live in. It's sorta urbanised but it's still surrounded by nature.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on Jan 2 Reply  · 

As for music, my favourite stuff is normally from the 1970s and 80s. I think during the 70s, rock music and songwriting in general was at its peak with Queen, early Genesis and The Eagles but I do have a lot of love for 80s music such as Huey Lewis, Dire Straits and George Michael.

Definitely agree with Sledgehammer being one of the great videos of the 1980s. Peter Gabriel is one of my all time favourite artists, both with Genesis and solo. The Genesis line-up from 1971-1974 is maybe my favourite line-up in any band, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway is an exceptionally great album. It introduced me to progressive rock and I’ve been obsessed with their music ever since. His solo stuff is pretty amazing as well with how it blended different genres and ideas. Even the poppier songs like Sledgehammer, Shock The Monkey or Soulsbury are still quite poetic.

Yeah, Australia is an amazing place to live with how there’s a lot to see and do. Is it a dangerous place? I want to say it’s a myth but those damn magpies during spring. I can’t walk to the end of my street without getting swooped, haha.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on Jan 21 Reply  · 

I also love The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Bowie’s 70s stuff also kicks ass but you can’t go wrong with any of the artists you mentioned.

I have to confess that I’m not really into Genesis post-Gabriel. It’s good pop stuff but not the complex, hard hitting and lyrically great progressive rock they mastered pre-1975. I have heard Peter Gabriel’s version of Heroes. He sings it very well and the orchestrion is great but I do prefer the arrangement of the original.

My favourite albums of all time, in no particular order, are Sports by Huey Lewis, The Lamb by Genesis (again), Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael, Peter Gabriel 3 (or Melt as its referred to), Ziggy Stardust (The Man Who Sold The Earth is one of my favourites as well), Queen II and Making Movies by Dire Straits.

I loved Sacred Deer. I honestly had to wait a few hours before ranking it as I was so stunned in what I just saw, in a good way though. It’s the kind of Arthouse film I really love and it sort of reminded me of Stanley Kubrick with the long and lingering takes and just the way everything was framed.

My interpretation of it is that it’s about human selfishness and obsessiveness. Martin was God-like as well as a personification of Steven’s reminder of guilt, Steve also ignored what was going on because he’s a man of science. Kim was a follower of Martin and, at one point, desired sex in a similar manner to her mother, Anna didn’t have any symptoms but she worshipped Steven as a “false God” and Bob was the only innocent character but he was the only one who died.

I also loved the little hints throughout the film. Steven spun around shooting randomly until killing Bob; making him disoriented similar to how he would’ve been disoriented when killing Martin’s father drunk in surgery and there’s a lot of smoking because it’s a way of relieving stress.

The film isn’t perfect. The acting and dialogue is a little wooden. Sure, it’s to make everything feel downbeat and almost like a dream because the rest of the movie has a surreal, unnatural tone to it (which I loved) and also to make us more invested in the story and NOT the horrible people in the situation but it also makes everyone feel awkward and autistic (Sorry but I couldn’t think of a better word so I’m going with it). Still a fantastic movie and I bought it the day after seeing it.

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