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coreyhiscocks

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Alien Children of Men Magnolia Pan's Labyrinth 12 Angry Men Gone Baby Gone Shaun of the Dead Atonement A Serious Man In the Mood for Love

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Once Upon a Time in the West Singin' in the Rain L'Age d'Or Casino The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 10/14/2011 Reply  · 

No.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/7/2012 Reply  · 

Oh, believe me. I know about it. I've been (im)patiently waiting for months now to see it. The team's previous film, Merantau, was awesome, as well. Thanks for the note, though. Good lookin' out. Awesome that you got to go to Sundance, by the way.

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ToryK

ToryK on 2/11/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, you should definitely give it a shot. It takes a while to get going, but the last 45 minutes or so are insane.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 3/9/2012 Reply  · 

Actually, I saw Children of Men soon after BisonDollah recommended it. My rating is 9/10 at the moment. Thanks for accepting my friend request!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 3/10/2012 Reply  · 

I think you'd really like the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, which shares a similar pace/tone/genre to some of your favorite films. It's part three in the "Dollars" trilogy, but there's no references to the previous two films (which are okay too).

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/17/2012 Reply  · 

I finally saw The Raid this past weekend. The hype is much deserved. THAT is how you make an action movie.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 4/22/2012 Reply  · 

Glad you liked it. I thought it was phenomenal as well.

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ToryK

ToryK on 4/25/2012 Reply  · 

So phenomenal, in fact, that I saw it again a week later.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 4/28/2012 Reply  · 

I would go see it again, but I feel like it'd spoil it a bit. The vibe coming out of Sundance was so good and the theater so full and excited that I have a feeling I won't like it as much the second time around.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/27/2012 Reply  · 

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

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 11/28/2012 Reply  · 

See, while I agree that it's gorgeous to look at and masterfully directed, the end is devoid of any emotion for me. I think it boils down to Kubrick's tone vs. Malick's. I tend to find Kubrick cold and disaffected and Malick warmer and more yearning, more hopeful. I guess I'd put it this way - 2001 gave me an itch and The Tree of Life scratched it. Hopefully that makes some kind of sense. His dealing with the whole "If God is like my dad, no thanks" and "faith isn't just believing something or not, it's an inner conflict" thing really resonated with me. I felt like he gave images and words to what I had squirming around in me for the last several years.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 11/28/2012 Reply  · 

No, I get it. I think you put it pretty well. There's no doubt that Malick is the warmer filmmaker, and while I, too, had a strong emotional response to The Tree of Life, 2001 just captivates me in a different way.
Also, The Tree of Life was actually my number one for a little while. I used to flip flop between the two (And I still do a little bit) but it's come to rest as being 2001 at #1 for a few months now.

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ToryK

ToryK on 11/28/2012 Reply  · 

It was definitely out there. I didn't know much about it going in, I just knew it was supposed to be bizarre. I dug it. It's always fun when you're twenty minutes into a movie and you have no idea where the hell it's going. Ultimately, I think it was probably saying one of two or three things, I'm just not sure which one. I'll have to give it another look. The campfire bit with the Japanese girls was the highlight and the song at the end (i'm sure you know which one) had my kid brother and I dying.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 11/29/2012 Reply  · 

The campfire bit was the standout scene for me as well - it was about the creepiest, strangest thing I've seen all year. I didn't respond to the film as a whole very much, but that scene is pretty unforgettable. And the song was pretty funny!

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/17/2012 Reply  · 

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

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

I'm really glad that you liked Seven Samurai and GBU. Thanks to those two, I've been able to sit through any kind of movie now (I actually prefer most black and white films over colored now).

I was able to find 'M' on YouTube just a little bit ago. It'll be the first Fritz Lang film that I'll see. That being said, I still gotta check out Metropolis. I added The Apartment to my Netflix queue and I'm pretty sure that Dog Day Afternoon is still available for streaming on Netflix. I've been putting off seeing that movie for awhile but now I have the incentive to finally sit down and watch it. Thanks for the recommendations!

I went through the first five pages of your unseen movies, and I gotta recommend Paths of Glory, Stand By Me, Groundhog Day, The Breakfast Club, The French Connection, Back to the Future Part II, Bonnie and Clyde, Airplane, Rain Man, and Sullivan's Travels. They're the only ones I've seen in those five pages, lol. But they're all great. I'm not sure where you stand on Kubrick since the films you've seen of his are sporadic in your chart. But, if you're interested, I also recommend seeing the rest of his films. I can give you the list of 'em if you want.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/8/2013 Reply  · 

I watched Paths of Glory this week. Excellent film. Some of the war cinematography was astounding, particularly that tracking shot through No Man's Land. Kirk Douglas turned in a great performance as did the three soldiers. Definitely better Kubrick in my book.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. I like your list, 12 Angry Men is an amazing movie.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Sure thing! You've got quite the list yourself - I love most of your top 10, 300 being the only real exception. And I'm glad to see someone who hasn't so quickly turned on TDKR - I have heard a lot of complaints about it being flawed but few that have been able to really come up with a reason for it. I don't know whether you like horror/thriller movies or not, but I highly recommend The Invisible Man, Eyes Without a Face and Prince of Darkness. The Invisible Man is a quick little film, but the effects are incredible to this day and it's so entertaining. Eyes Without a Face doesn't involve as many effects, but I found it to be really thrilling as well. Prince of Darkness is an underseen John Carpenter film that, honestly, doesn't always work but has a handful of strengths: some of the otherworldly imagery is really cool, I loved the music and there is a recurring dream sequence that's absolutely phenomenal. If you're willing to accept that it's not a perfect movie and might not make any logical sense, I think you might appreciate it for its willingness to do its own thing.

What do you think I should be seeing next?

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for all the recommendations, I will get to all of them. The Invisible Man and Prince of Darkness will be first as it's very hard to find Eyes Without a Face. By the way, I love horror/thriller movies. I'm actually pretty much up for watching anything, unless it's something like A Serbian Film. :)

Please allow me some time to think about what you should see. I try hard with recommendations :).If you ever have any recommendations I'm glad to hear them. I will gladly give out them also.

I love crazy over-the-top movies. That's why 300, Shoot 'Em Up and Kick-Ass are so high up my list. There's better made films lower on my list, but for pure enjoyment, they hit the spot. :)

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yo, man. I got you covered on that 'Eyes Without a Face':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfqJI5U75bI

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

I will be an Aussie bogan for a second. You're a bloody legend Reelz. ;)

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

I'm interested to see Shoot 'Em Up. I'm a huge fan of Clive Owen and for every artsy-fartsy film I see, I need a good action flick to change it up. Take all the time you need for recommendations - I'm always up for one! Let me know what you think of any of those you get around to watching. I'm a big horror/thriller fan myself, but I've also got plenty of films I'd love to see before I watch something like A Serbian Film. I'm not really keen on the whole "suffering for suffering's sake" thing in film and I've heard that's the one note that ASF hits... and hits... and hits...

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Reelz

Reelz on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

Kubrick's my favorite director. Eyes Wide and Barry Lyndon are probably the two highest I recommend to you from him; Eyes Wide is phenomenal. You're in Moscow? That actually sounds pretty awesome. The only time I've been out of the US of A was just on a cruise to Mexico, lol. I've always wanted to live in London or somewhere in Europe since it's probably the only continent that I have any interest in. How come you're living in Moscow and what country are you from? (If you don't mind my asking - this stuff is just real interesting to me)

Back to the Future was my favorite film as a child. I'm 19 and it still has the same effect on me now as it did when I saw it for the first time when I was about 6. I wish you could have seen it way back when since your feelings towards it might have been mutual with my own.

I loved Django. It and Looper were tied for my favorite films of 2012. I actually think that Django is ranked my second favorite Tarantino film behind Pulp Fiction. I thought that Leo DiCaprio, Waltz, and Jackson were great contributions to the film; I just wished that Leo was nominated for an Academy Award for once in his lifetime. I tried watching Jackie Brown at one point and I had to turn it off about half way because I was bored of it (this was all before I learned how to appreciate a film). It's high up on my list of "Gotta Give These Another Try" list. (I just made that name up just now)

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

My favorite director is probably Danny Boyle or the Coen brothers, although I haven't seen everything from either. I have lived in Moscow since August and will be here for another 3-4 years or so. I teach high school Biblical Theology classes, some middle school Pre-Algebra and an elective course on Film Appreciation. It's an international school for business, missionary and embassy kids. My wife has two brothers who were adopted from Russian orphanages in Penza (an overnight train ride southeast of Moscow). I'm originally from the States: Dallas, TX to be specific. If you ever have any questions about living overseas, I'd be happy to try and field them. I'm 25. Looper is on a list I put together after you mentioned it of "Gotta Give These Another Try"-ers sharing company with The Grey, Valhalla Rising, Carnival of Souls, Le Samourai, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Aviator, Kingdom of Heaven and The Beach. The whole cast was just incredible in Django. I think you may find yourself shaking your head for having turned Jackie Brown off whenever you get around to watching it again, hahaha!

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shane24

shane24 on 2/24/2013 Reply  · 

I just finished Eyes Without a Face, it's fantastic. I can definitely tell what influenced The Skin I Live In and many other movies. Thanks for the recommendation. I notice you haven't seen The Treasure of Sierre Madre. I have to recommend this because, along with 12 Angry Men, it's one of my favourite older movies. Bogart should of won an Oscar in my opinion. I'll get back to you when I think of a horror movie you may like.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

I'm glad you liked it! I wasn't a huge fan of The Skin I Live In, but Eyes Without a Face is fantastic. I only barely remember it, though, because I was messed up on some painkillers after an ACL surgery! I need to check it out again.

I found The Treasure of Sierra Madre at Wal-Mart for $3 in December when I was back in the US. I'll be back in the summer to watch it then. Bogart's a class act, for sure.

For horror/thriller movies, I'm actually reading a book called Nightmare Movies by Kim Newman, who's a pretty well-known film critic at Empire, if I'm not mistaken. I've been taking notes on which ones to check out while I go through the book. Recommend any of these? Most of them seem pretty obscure to me, with the exception of some of the Argento/Cronenberg ones...

Blood Feast (1963), Martin (1977), The Last Wave (1978), The Parallax View (1974), Deep Red (1975), Inferno (1980), Scanners (1981), Shivers (1972), Trancers (1985).

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shane24

shane24 on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

To be honest, I haven't seen most of them. I own Deep Red, but haven't seen it yet. I wish I liked The Parallax View and Scanners, but they didn't work for me. I can see why people like them though. Out of the list, I want to see Inferno the most, seeing as it's a semi-sequel to Suspiria.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

I can't quite figure out what you might like. So I'll just write some down and you can see whether they're for you.

Black Christmas (original), The Tenant, Vampire's Kiss (hilarious imo), Near Dark, The Orphanage, The Loved Ones, The People Under the Stairs, Phantasm, Pontypool, Undead, Ravenous, Magic, Freaks, Alucarda, Brain Damage, Bad Taste, Dead Snow, Tenebre, Sleepaway Camp (great wtf ending.) The Entity (for the crazy ghost rape music pretty much, must play LOUD!) Eden Lake, Kidnapped, Sheitan, May and Phenomena.

Sorry if you've seen some of these. Hopefully there's some in the list you might enjoy.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

Some more.

Misery, The Silent Partner, Strangers On a Train, Dial M for Murder,Kontroll, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Frenzy, Carrie, Sisters and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

I'll just throw in the crazy martial arts movie The Story of Ricky because I can. :)

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/25/2013 Reply  · 

Of the ones you listed, I've only seen The Orphanage, which I love. My wife is terrified of them, so it's pretty rare for me to get to sit down and watch one all the way through. I'll let you know when I get around to a couple.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

I just saw that you liked [REC], maybe you will like The Tunnel. It's a low budget handheld horror movie from Australia. Some parts I think aren't great, but anything in the tunnel I found suspenseful. You'll probably like [REC] better, but I'm mainly telling you so you are aware of such a low budget movie than many would miss. The whole movie is on YouTube.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

I'll add it to the list! I've not seen a lot from Australia. Are you from there? I absolutely loved Animal Kingdom and really liked The Proposition. I even got to meet Joel Edgerton at Sundance last year! He was great in a little film called Wish You Were Here that, sadly, seems to have flown completely under the radar...

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shane24

shane24 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm Australian. Joel Edgerton seems like a cool guy. My cousin is in The Great Gatsby with him this year. I got to meet Jackie Weaver from Animal Kingdom because they both did a play together and are friends. I haven't seen Wish You Were Here yet. You've picked well so far with Animal Kingdom and The Proposition. Have you heard of Chopper, Wolf Creek, Romper Stomper, The Square, Rogue or Black Water?

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, he was very down-to-earth, but that could be said of pretty much all the people I met out there. Hollywood is really interesting in how effectively it turns people into gods, hahaha.

I've heard of all but Rogue, Black Water, The Boys, Gettin' Square and The Black Balloon. Wolf Creek looked like a hum-drum slasher, but I recently read a review that made it seem less formulaic than that.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Uh oh. In case anyone sees this in time, Criterion is having a 50% off sale for the next 24 hours. There goes my Christmas money...

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shane24

shane24 on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Also Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Boys, Snowtown, Gettin' Square, Red Hill, The Last Ride and The Black Balloon.

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 2/26/2013 Reply  · 

Haha, yeah, I have tried to watch Blade Runner multiple times now, but I have never been able to finish it. It didn't really interest me that much, honestly. I dunno, one day I'll watch it the whole way through though.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

Strangely, the same happened for me actually. I think it's an association I have with Blade Runner and my favorite sci-fi films. I saw Blade Runner after a lot of them. It's held up as the inspiration for everything that came after it and I just always thought it would be more accessible, but I found that it took some commitment. It's grown on me since, but I found Brazil to be a lot more enjoyable on the first viewing.

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shane24

shane24 on 2/27/2013 Reply  · 

Wolf Creek isn't hum-drum imo. I also think it's a well shot film. Any scene with Mick with his sniper rifle looks great. Rogue is from the same director. I'm hoping Wolf Creek 2 is good.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

A little note to self: rank Valley of Saints, Four Suns, All Your Dead Ones, Father's Chair.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/28/2013 Reply  · 

The Green Wave.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/7/2013 Reply  · 

You have a very interesting top 10 too! A few I really love (12 Angry Men, The Exorcist, Pan's Labyrinth, COM and Magnolia) and a few I like (Alien, Shaun of the Dead), I'm a little indifferent about A Serious Man, wasn't sure what to expect when watching it and ended up not liking it very much, it's due a re-watch though. Haven't seen Gone Baby Gone, but I'm loving The Exorcist love, I think it should be even higher on mine (14 at the minute). I'd like to hear what you think of Taxi Driver when you get a chance to re-visit it, I absolutely love it, obviously, since it's my number one. I'm focusing more on old films in general, the fifties seem to be the decade most interesting me though, so I might focus on them mainly. Yeah Tokyo Story initially disappointed me, I was expecting a masterpiece and was just waiting for something great to happen from the opening frame. When I re-watched it though, I was completely engrossed by it, nothing is forced, everything just unfolds in front of you. It's devoid of any pretension and manipulation, which makes the characters feel real and the emotional payoffs effecting. Ironichipster wanted to know why I loved it so much, he wasn't a big fan, I basically posted the same thing to him. It may leave you desiring much more, or you may like it on a first time watch hopefully! Just don't go in with massive expectations, take it on it's own terms, a beautifully realized family drama.

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 3/8/2013 Reply  · 

The Exorcist is a movie I studied pretty extensively in college. What I find particularly well-done is the realistic progression of doctors and treatments they try on Regan. And the decision to so unambiguously pit good against evil is great - there's no moralizing Jigsaw-type villain. It's God's guys vs. the Devil's guys, good vs. evil. I think that was a pretty rare thing for the 70s and it's increasingly rare now.

You should really check out Gone Baby Gone. It's one of the best debut films from a director I've ever seen. It's so assured you'd think Affleck had been directing films for years.

Don't feel like you have to, but if you want, I'd be happy to e-mail you the list of films from the 1950s I'm looking at tackling this summer. I'm a teacher, so I get the summers off. I'll just be writing, tutoring and watching a film or two each morning, so I've got a lot to get through!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry, I never even thought of checking your page for a reply. I'll know now to check your page for replies!

I moved The Exorcist into my top 10, the more I think of it, the more I love it.

Yeah, I'll check out Gone Baby Gone, I really liked The Town and Argo. Thanks for the recommendation!

Yeah, that'd be great, it would give me some to try and check out as well. Thanks!

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

And its good to see Pan's Labyrinth in a top 5, its just outside my top ten. My theater here is terrible, we didn't get Django so I was unable to see it. And actually, I've rented both the Usual Suspects and Children of Men and I just never watched them for some reason. I'm interested at you having Alien number 1, I didn't see Aliens ranked (but I could have missed it) and Prometheus in the "it was ok"area on your list.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know, I don't see any notification if it does, but it's fine anyway, I know to go on your page for replies now.

You can send them to gaveecho12@live.com, thanks!

I liked Repulsion, just not as much as the other two Polanski films I've seen (Chinatown, Rosemary's Baby). You've got it pretty high on your chart I see. I liked it more when I thought about it afterwards, but whilst watching it, I felt a little bored/uninterested at times. For the most part though, I did like it. Catherine Deneuve is great, there are some brilliantly surreal scenes (the hands coming out of the walls). I suppose what I got from it was that the apartment represents her mind, the cracks meaning she's losing her mind, becoming more insane as the cracks get bigger. What's your take on it?

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

I saw both Aliens and Alien when I was very young, probably too young for such material, but Alien was frightening movie, so I couldn't watch it as much. Aliens was just brilliant fun, so I had it on all the time as kids do, and I still get the same feeling as I did as a child when I watch it. I put Resurrection, 3, and AVPs basically in the same category, only cool because of the xenomorphs.

I'm in the US, but in the mountains kind of near Canada. We have a theater, but its small and they only show blockbusters and lowest common denominator movies; its a rural working class area where artsy movies don't do well, while Sandler movies sell out (no offense if you like him). A few hours to make it to any other theater, so it sucks, but better than your situation it sounds. Django is almost on DVD here.


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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/13/2013 Reply  · 

Heard a lot of great things about Brazil, going to try and watch it soon! Glengarry Glen Ross used to be on youtube, planned on watching it and then it got took down. Thanks for the recommendations!

I'll try and recommend you a few. You've got The Raid high, so I'd recommend The Killer and Hard Boiled. I'll warn you that The Killer is fairly melodramatic and sappy, but the action is pretty cool. You've got Yojimbo very high, so you should definitely check out Sanjuro, it's not as good as Yojimbo, but worth checking out. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans is a very beautiful silent film. Mulholland Drive is something you'll probably either love or hate, I obviously love it (8 on my chart), it's a surreal, hypnotic experience and I think you should see it when you get a chance.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, Mulholland Drive seems a pretty polarizing film, hopefully you end up on the loving it side. I loved The Master, it's unlike anything Paul Thomas Anderson has done before, I couldn't really compare it to any of this other films. It's one of the most visually stunning films I've seen.

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 3/15/2013 Reply  · 

I thought he was quite funny on SNL, but Grown Ups and That's my Boy, oi...

Oh wow, no TV? Do you just have a streaming service then? I would have trouble with that, too.

I just ordered the Town, I haven't seen any Affleck movies he directed (probably because I saw a few of the movies he acted in) and I want to watch them all before Argo. You look to be a fan of his, is it worth watching them all?

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 3/16/2013 Reply  · 

I can't imagine that, man, my uncle works as a contractor in the middle east and its the same crap. I'd struggle bad with that.

Typically I'm against pirating, but in your case that is the movie industries fault for not making it available to you, so I don't blame you one bit. Now a 14 year old kid downloading 50 movies a month is a different thing...

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Reelz

Reelz on 3/17/2013 Reply  · 

Great! I'm glad to see that you liked Eyes Wide. It's one of Kubrick's best.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

I'm purposely not watching it. I want to know nothing walking in. I did the same for The Cabin in the Woods, and was better off for it. I will also do the same for The Evil Dead.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

I notice you've seen The Master, what'd you think of it?

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, you recommended Glengarry Glen Ross to me, watched it there a few days ago. Thought it was great, superb performances all round with a brilliant screenplay, throughly enjoyed it. Thanks for recommending it!

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 4/2/2013 Reply  · 

I just finished watching Magnolia, solely because you had it ranked so high. To that, I say, thank you for introducing it to me. It is probably the most dense movie I have ever seen (in a good way), which is baffling considering the run time. I feel like I need to see it a few more times to completely grasp it.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 4/3/2013 Reply  · 

Very happy you enjoyed it, I loved it so I did. I just got the blu ray last night and re-watched it, the first thing I noticed was that I never realized how brilliant Hoffman was the first time round. Everything improves on a second viewing, like with most Paul Thomas Anderson movies.

Hmm, Eden Lake... I don't know if it's for everyone. I kinda liked it, it could be pretty disturbing to some people I'd imagine. I think it's in the same vein as The Last House on the Left and The Devil's Rejects, an exploitation film perhaps? I'm not sure if it's full on exploitation though, it isn't as relentless as those two I mentioned, but it's pretty tough in parts. I'd definitely recommend you give it a watch though, if you do, let me know if it repulsed you or worked for you haha

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smatticus on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add. Like the top 10, although I'm not a massive fan of The Exorcist and I haven't seen A Serious Man, 12 Angry Men, Pan's Labyrinth or Magnolia. Ok so that's half your top 10 scratched off, but the other half is pretty damn excellent!

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shane24 on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Just looking at gaveecho's comment about Eden Lake. I think it's closer to The Last House on the Left than The Devil's Rejects.

Oh, I forgot, I watched Prince of Darkness. I really enjoyed it. I'm surprised it took me so long to get to it now! I'd give it an 8/10.

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smatticus on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah Pan's Labyrinth is the one I'm keeping an eye out for. I can definitely recommend The Right Stuff (which is basically Apollo 13 but older, longer and broader in scope). In the Shadow of the Moon is a documentary about the moon landings (yeah, there's a pattern developing here!), so I don't recommend it to the majority of people on the basis that it's a documentary (most non-film people assume I'm a bit of a pretentious dickhead if I say I like docs). But if that doesn't bother you, definitely give it a whirl.

Yep, definitely prefer Fellowship over the other three, that seems to be the general consensus on Flickchart. Although I love all of them and generally regard them as one film, hence why I rank them together. If you take that into account, my top 10 would also include The Shawshank Redemption and The Silence of the Lambs.

Likewise. I live in the UK, studying at Durham university (not very well mind you; in my final year, got two weeks to finish me dissertation and I spend most of my time watching films :P Got no hope!). What about yourself?

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shane24 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

The Master was a funny, tense and had beautiful cinematography. The scene where Freddie couldn't blink was one of the finest scenes in a movie in a long time. This scene had a big effect on me. I was sitting there wanting to watch, yet wishing to look away, it was very hypnotic for me. Do you agree that Freddie is the master?

Could you please tell me what that link to YouTube was? I'll look it up myself. I'm on my iPad, so it doesn't work.

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shane24 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, i'm glad you liked Strangers on a Train. It's pretty awesome.

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shane24 on 4/10/2013 Reply  · 

That was awesome, thanks! Made me laugh the most when nothing was there. :D I also enjoyed when they hid behind the pillow.

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Caesar on 4/11/2013 Reply  · 

Sure, I've got a few flicks to recommend. Seeing as you recently added Strangers on a Train to your Flickchart, I'd say Rebecca and Dial M for Murder are a couple more Alfred Hitchcock films worth seeing (particularly Rebecca). Also, Unforgiven is a great movie to watch, even for those who may not love westerns. All About Eve and It Happened One Night are also definitely worth checking out, if you get the opportunity.

I'll definitely check out Blood Simple, when I get the chance. :)

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smatticus on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

Four Lions and Kill List: respectively, probably the funniest and the scariest films I have seen in many years. Four Lions touches on a subject which could have easily gone very well or very badly, and it manages to pull it off in a way which is both very funny and rather sad at the same time, which similar comedies have failed to do (I think having the same writers as "In the Loop" helped it considerably, as well as consulting a number of British Muslims, including former inmates at Guantanamo Bay).

Kill List; best way to describe it is to paraphrase Videogame comic reviewer Ben "Yahtzee" Crowshaw's review of Amnesia: The Dark Descent; "it may not be a perfect [film], but it's certainly unmatched as a constipation aid!" I'm a keen fan of Mark Kermode, a widely respected British film critic and horror connoisseur who put the film on his top 10 of 2011, so I got it on DVD in a closing down sale, along with some others. The only films I can safely say have properly scared me (by which I mean have properly hit me hard and left me shaking for hours afterwards) are The Descent and The Blair Witch Project (the former considerably more than the latter), but I'd be tempted to say that Kill List surpasses both. I'm not a horror fan as such, but I enjoy horror films if their good, and Kill List certainly delivered; unbelievably unsettling, brooding, and surprisingly restrained until the final 30 mins. It worked very well in terms of character construction; despite their unsavory nature, I still came to care for the central characters, which is better than most contemporary horror films. I understand people didn't like the ending and thought it was overblown, but having seen the posters and marketing, I was kind of expecting the occult ending (which, tbh, I'm surprised didn't make itself apparent earlier), and this is coming from someone who HASN'T seen The Wickerman, by which I suspect the film is heavily influenced. So the ending didn't put me off (if anything, I think it worked very well), and overall, possibly the scariest horror film I have ever seen. There are horror films with higher ratings on my flickchart e.g. The Thing, Alien, but they obviously do more for cinema and deliver in spades. Kill List doesn't have much more in it, being a very low key, low budget film, but it certainly delivers IMO.

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smatticus on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

English teacher in Moscow? Wow, that's pretty heavy. My gf's a Russian-speaking Lithuanian studying over here; loves St Petersburg but didn't speak particularly highly of Moscow. I haven't been to Russia myself but hoping to go at some point in the near future, might try and get tickets for the 2018 World Cup when we get round to that. And yeah, i'm a Chelsea fan myself. Do you follow EPL?

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smatticus on 4/14/2013 Reply  · 

Speaking of recently added movies, what did you think of Argo?

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shane24

shane24 on 4/26/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for that. I'm very excited for Man of Steel. You didn't miss much with Iron Man 2. The best fight is the one at the start of the movie.

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gaveecho on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

I notice we both added Ikiru, from your comment on the Ikiru vs Apocalypse Now discussion, it seems the last 45 minutes spoilt it a bit for you. Overall, how much did you like it though?

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Boonmee on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I know it was a while ago, but remember when you recommended the doc "Girl Model" to me? I watched it today and although I don't think I liked it nearly as much as you did, I still thought it was a decent film. A little monotonous in places and not as hard-hitting as I was expecting, but it was alright.

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gaveecho on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

I liked it considerably more than you. Yeah, I'm the same with just watching a film once, I find it hard to trash it if I didn't like it, some of my favorites I didn't really like too much on a first viewing, so I try and see it twice before trashing it. Well, you articulated your reasons very well, so I totally get why those last 45 minutes didn't work for you. I really liked it though, I thought it kept the movie fresh and I was interested in seeing how Watanabe-san's last few months effected those around him. Their vow to lead their lives with the same passion Watanabe-san did, obviously didn't materialize though. I love Yojimbo and Seven Samurai, I just saw Ran and it's fantastic as well.

Yeah, Strangers on a Train was great! The fairground scene with Bruno stalking Miriam was fantastic, the build up and the climax to that scene was chilling. I've been getting through a lot of movies recently, Shane24 has recommended a lot and I've been using your summer movie list for reference too, cheers again :)

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gaveecho on 6/2/2013 Reply  · 

Alright, cool! Well, I thought the 400 Blows was great, I'm sure that was already on your watch list anyway, but I'll let you know if I see anything worth checking out for sure. Same to you too, let me know if you see something great!

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gaveecho on 6/4/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, The 400 Blows is fantastic, glad you liked it!

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gaveecho on 6/5/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, it's the same for me and everyone else I think, I was chatting to Shane24 about it. Very annoying, it was a handy way to check if a friend seen a movie you just added and could recommend if he didn't. Don't know if it's a glitch or that feature is just taken away.

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gaveecho on 6/6/2013 Reply  · 

I've not seen Bride of Frankenstein yet, or Life of Brian, I'm gonna try and get round to seeing them soon. I love Blue Velvet, happy to hear you liked it so much. I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think of Mulholland Drive, it took me a few watches but I've grown to absolutely love it. It operates more on a dream-like narrative, not as conventional as Blue Velvet at all, but if you embrace it I'd say you should enjoy it hopefully.

The reason Forrest Gump is that high on my chart is simply down to nostalgia. There's a few movies high on my chart based on nostalgia. I hope you enjoy it, but if the bits and pieces you seen on TV didn't do anything for you, the movie probably won't. It'll be interesting to see what kind of reaction you have to it anyway.

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gaveecho on 6/9/2013 Reply  · 

The Hunt was on my radar for a while, but I just never got round to it. Now that you've recommended it I'll try and see it soon.

I actually just watched Duck Soup today, and I think I liked it a little more than you. There was a bit of a laugh here and there, but mostly it didn't do much for me. It sits around the 500 mark on my chart.

I also watched The Gold Rush today, it worked a lot better for me. I've enjoyed all of the Chaplin films I've seen so far, I find them very charming and fun.

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shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

No worries, Corey. I'm glad you liked it. I liked Side Effects myself, but have yet to see Stoker or The Hunt. I've had an eye on both, but I'm even more excited to see them after seeing your ratings, especially The Hunt.

Are you interested in Korean movies? I just watched Joint Security Area and found it fantastic. It's set on the Korean border. It starts off as a detective story, but end up with many other layers to the story. That's all I'll say, it's better to find out from the movie. It's all on YouTube, if you're interested. :)

We share the same thoughts on Duck Soup. :)

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shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

Another I heard was good was The Foul King. Also, I love nearly every movie you just listed! I haven't seen Barking Dogs Never Bite yet, and have never heard of Pieta. I'll look it up now. :)

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shane24 on 6/10/2013 Reply  · 

I also need to get to The Quiet Family, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter......and Spring, Bedevilled, The Thieves, Save the Green Planet and The Berlin File. I thought I'd just write down the movies I'm aware of having a good reputation. Hopefully I like all of them when I get to them.

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

You got to to get The Treasure of the Sierra Madre of that wall of shame! Cool Hand Luke also. ;) I'm just kidding around. :)

Black Narcissus is a great movie. :)

I know! I'm trying to find Diabolique. I recently knocked off Arsenic and Old Lace and Tokyo Story from my list of shame. In fact, I have a goal to watch the top 1000 movies on flickchart. I have quite a bit to go, but I've put a considerable dent in the list. :)

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I knew you were saving those films, I was just joking around with you. :)

81/2 sucks! So does La Dolce Vita. Just not the type of movie I like. You probably won't like Last
Year at Marienbad either, have you seen it?

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

People compare Le Samourai to Drive. Did you like Drive?

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I might have to give Mulholland Drive another go at some stage now I'm older.

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I think you did very well explaining. :)

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I couldn't put it any better! Well done, Corey. :)

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

I think you may still like it then. I actually think I need to re-watch the movie, knowing now what I'm in for. It could be one that grows on me, but I'm not watching it until I've seen the rest of the movies in my shame list.

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gaveecho on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

Damn, I forgot to reply to your last comment about Forrest Gump and In the Mood for Love.

It's cool you enjoyed Forrest Gump, I wasn't sure you would have!

Wow, In the Mood for Love cracking your top ten is great, it's awesome discovering a film that's able to jump that high on one viewing. I have to say I didn't like In the Mood for Love as much as I thought I would. I found it a slow, tough watch. I really want to watch it again though, so could you tell me what it was that you loved so much if you don't mind? :) It took me two watches to love Chungking Express, but I did like it more that ITMFL on first viewings.

Shane recommended Black Narcissus as well, so I'll have to check that out soon, thanks for the recommendations! I haven't gotten round to many films recently, but if I see anything you haven't that I think are worth checking out, I'll let you know :)

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shane24 on 6/19/2013 Reply  · 

My rating may be deceiving, because I really enjoyed it. I only just woke up and it's late (4:16am), I'll have to write my thoughts after work. I have some, considering I'm Aussie. :)

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shane24 on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

Have you read the Wake in Fright vs Rec comments? If you look that up (should be on the Wake in Fright page) that's how my life resembles the movie. It gets a bit silly further down. :)

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shane24 on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

It's kinda like he walked into hell, isn't it? Especially with Pleasance saying something about all the devils in hell (forgive me, it's been some time).

When it comes to beer, that's what it's like here as well. It doesn't matter how much you have, people aren't happy unless you have a beer in your hand.

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shane24 on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

What did you think of the kangaroos being killed?

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shane24 on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, i understand how bad it could be as well. It hit at me a bit, but then I remembered that they're e asrseholes.

A few years ago on the new, a video was found of a guy in a circle boxing a kangaroo. He was hitting it really hard in the head. It was trying to defend itself, but couldn't. Plus it wasn't a boomer, it looked like a younger roo. I had trouble watching that.

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gaveecho on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

It's good that you actually liked it :) I'd say since you liked it, it'll probably improve on repeat viewings for you. I gets better every time I watch it!

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gaveecho on 6/29/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, I notice you've just watched Stalker how was it? I've been meaning to get round to Tarkovsky for so long.

I just watched Cool Hand Luke, it's pretty great, Paul Newman is fantastic in it. You should give it a go if you get a ever have a chance to see it!

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gaveecho on 6/30/2013 Reply  · 

*get a chance to see it.

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shane24

shane24 on 7/1/2013 Reply  · 

What have they been saying on the web about Maniac?

I enjoyed it. Great 80's score(similar in a way to Drive), great acting from Elijah Wood and an interesting way to shoot the movie(I haven't seen the original, so it's style was even better for me).

It's extremely violent, but I thought it was well done, plus I don't mind a bit of gore. However, I predicted one part that would make me cringe, and looked away just in time. I was a bit of a wimp. :) When I say I like gore, it's to a certain extent. Movies like Hostel(because i have a phobia of eyes) Antichrist and A Serbian Film are some that cross the line for me.

I appreciated the runtime- it's only 85 minutes. I never thought it was lagging in places.

Overall, I'd give it a 7.5/10.

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shane24 on 7/1/2013 Reply  · 

Nah, I've never heard of The Last Wave! I'll add it to my IMDB watchlist right now. Thanks, mate. :)

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shane24 on 7/1/2013 Reply  · 

I know! I've got The Best Years of Our Lives on fox classics to watch this month. It goes for 172 minutes! Bloody hell. Also, I'm really not looking forward to The Ten Commandments, which goes for 220 minutes!

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julinona

julinona on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

Hey can I ask you why do you love Alien so much? I saw the DIrector's Cut once not too long ago, and to be honest I wasn't very impressed with it. Which version do you like the most and which one would you recommend? Also Gone Baby Gone, great film and so underrated. I also really love Children of Men. Good and varied list. Nice list.

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julinona on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

I was also unimpressed by Magnolia on the first viewing. I loved Tom Cruise's acting and character though. ''Respect the cock'' , ''We men are pieces of shit'' , ''I'm quietly judging you'' are some brilliant moments. His storyline was easily the best in my opinion.
I will try to track down Alien anthology on Blu-Ray and check out everything on it, I love the special features so much, sometimes even more than the movie itself.
My list speaks for itself, so Taxi Driver would be my highest recommendation.
As for recommending films you haven't seen, Road to Perdition and A History of Violence. Both are some underrated modern-day masterpieces. They are very moody, gritty and atmospheric.
Would you recommend any films to me?

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julinona on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

Here go the reasons for my top 10 (my top 10 isn't entirely correct) . Get ready for a long post.
1) Taxi Driver - I love the character of Travis Bickle (possibly my favoritemain character), I connect with him and his feelings very much. I loved the dialogue, character interactions, Harvey Keitel, the atmosphere, the soundtrack (yes I love film soundtracks, I listen to them more than real music) and Robert DeNiro's performance. Just one of those films that after watching it, I thought ''this is the best film I have ever seen in my life'' (I will refer to it as that feeling). I really can't think of anything negative about it. But I have only seen the film once, so I don't know what I will think of it on the second viewing. I prefer Taxi Driver to these other films because it holds a special place in my heart, It was the film that got me into loving and appreciating films.
2) The Godfather Part II - One of those films I hated before watching them (and Part I). Everybody said they were great but I didn't. I can't even remember why. But it ended up blowing me away and giving me the same feeling of Taxi Driver. Why do I prefer this to Part I, I don't know maybe because my love for DeNiro. I love this film because of the great performances, great cinematography, great soundtrack, great screenplay and everything else. Can't think of anything bad to say about it. I have only seen it once so...
3) The Godfather - Perhaps the greatest film of all time. I just love everything about it. I can't think of anything wrong or bad about it. It also gave me that feeling. I have also seen this only once.
4) A Clockwork Orange - This one is strange. It has a great main character (possibly my favorite main character), great story, GREAT, AWESOME soundtrack with classic music (I love classic music), great leading performance, great cinematography, being very disturbing at some points is a big plus for me. It gave me that feeling again on the first viewing. I enjoyed every second of it. On the second viewing, i was a bit let down because it started to drag at some points (the final act to be more specific) and it didn't give me that feeling again.
5) Fight Club - I love everything about this film, the main character, Tyler Durden (possibly my favorite main character), the soundtrack, the cinematography, the story, the twist (I know that if you overanalyze it it becomes silly, maybe very silly but it worked for me and I don't care) and it gave me that feeling. But on the second viewing, it started to drag a bit on the second act and it didn't give me that feeling again.
6) Inception - This film has probably my favorite story of any film. I love this film and it grew on me all 5 times I watched it, but on the 6th viewing, it didn't give me that feeling again.
7) The Thin Red Line - Man what can I say about this film. It is an experience. What more praise can I give to it. It gave me that feeling.
8) The Shawshank Redemption - Great story and great characters. It gave me that feeling on the first viewing. On the second viewing, it totally disappointed me. It should be removed from my top 10. But I should rewatch it soon.
9) 2001: A Space Odyssey - This is tied with the Godfather for my pick for the greatest film of all time. Such a great film. Great villain, possibly my favorite cinematography on any film, It has maybe my favorite ending of all time. It has maybe the best directing of any film that I have seen, the suspense, the slow pace, the beautiful shots etc. Also that music is mindblowing. And it did gave me that feeling
10) Jaws - This maybe shouldn't be in my top 10 but I still love it very much. The first half is so interesting. Richard Dreyfuss stole the show for me.The characters are so well- developed during that half. The second half, while many people hate it, I love it and it has some of the best directing I have ever seen. The soundtrack is also great.
Whew. Some films I hate but I am going to rewatch them: Dirty Harry, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Usual Suspects etc. Some I won't rewatch: Silence of the Lambs, Forrest Gump, Gladiator. To sum up the reasons: They just didn't work for me. The ones I won't rewatch are the ones I have seen more than once.
I have a question for you.
Has it ever happened to you that on the first viewing, you loved a film so much that you immediately put it in your top 5 or 10, but on the second viewing you didn't like it that much/disliked it/hated it? An example of mine would be There Will Be Blood. I was blown away on the first viewing and I got that feeling. On the second and third viewing, i gradually started to dislike it. Do you have any examples? And also do you have any tips on how to love them the same way as the first viewing.
As for recommendations, I'm up for anything that is good, regardless the genre. Just don't recommend Indian movies. I hate them. Sorry for the long post.

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gaveecho on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Corey, I got round to seeing Before Sunrise & Before Sunset this week, and I enjoyed them both immensely! I remember you and Shane recommended them to me, so I figured I should let you know what I thought. Hawke and Delpy had great chemistry, the dialogue was always interesting and they both moved along at a very nice pace. There are some wonderful moments in both films, the scene in the listening booth in the music store was just great! Thanks for recommending them, can't wait for Before Midnight now!

I watched Spring Breakers, I'm not sure if it'd be your thing. I don't even know if it's my thing, I've got mixed feelings on it, the only thing I'm certain of is that James Franco is pretty great in it. Without Franco, I don't think it would have held my attention half as much as it did.

I see you've checked out Chungking Express! I absolutely love it, it's such a visual treat, my favorite Wong Kar-wai! (I'll give In the Mood for Love a re-watch sometime soon) What'd you think of it?

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julinona

julinona on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Hey I see you recently watched Mean Streets and The Great Escape. What did you think of them? Would you recommend The Great Escape to me?

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julinona on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

I will check it out eventually.

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gaveecho on 7/12/2013 Reply  · 

I watched Harakiri this week and thought it was fantastic. I'd certainly recommend it, made it into my top 100 so if you ever get a chance to see it I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Can you please tell me what you thought of Before Midnight Corey? I'm a huge fan, so I need the third movie to be good as well.

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry about the comment vanishing, Corey. That happens to me quite a bit. Usually the really long comments!

It gets released here in a few weeks. I have my fingers crossed that a cinema close by is showing it. The thing is many movies are opening soon. We just got Pacific Rim, then we get Only God Forgives, The Conjuring, This is the End and Before Midnight in the same weekend! If I get to see it, i'm definitely up for a spoiler discussion with you. :)

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shane24 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Are you home? I just remember you saying you'd wait to see Cool Hand Luke with your Dad.

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gaveecho on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I watched Ivan's Childhood. I really liked it, the kid gives one of the best child performances I've seen. It's visually fantastic, which is always a bit plus for me. It's made me want to check out more Tarkovsky so I'll get back to you on Stalker when I watch it, since it's your highest rated Tarkovsky.

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shane24 on 7/15/2013 Reply  · 

I hope you enjoy Unforgiven with your father. :)

Have you seen that the Japanese have remade Unforgiven into a samurai film? Yurusarezaru mono (just rolls off the tongue) is the title and Ken Watannabe is in the Eastwood role.

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gaveecho on 7/15/2013 Reply  · 

It made an impression, just not a very positive one. It's got the surrealism you'd expect from Lynch, it's pretty bonkers but it just wasn't really engaging. I didn't have anything to latch onto, nobody to care about like I could with Lynch's other films. It was disappointing because I've loved/liked everything else from Lynch.

It's exciting to see Before Midnight so high on your chart, looks like it's impressing pretty much everyone who sees it!

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shane24 on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Hope you enjoyed watching movies with your father, Corey. :)

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shane24 on 7/24/2013 Reply  · 

Too late! :) I couldn't believe how bad it was! They put no effort in at all!

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Corey.

Unfortunately, Before Midnight wasn't showing. I'll definitely tell you my thoughts when it's available to see on DVD. :)

That's too bad you didn't like Only God Forgives. It seems to be a very divisive movie.

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Oh man! That sounds awful! Especially if you're comparing it to 8 1/2! A movie that is really awful in my eyes.

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shane24 on 7/28/2013 Reply  · 

Oh man! You know any comparison to 8 1/2 isn't a good one for me! :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/30/2013 Reply  · 

It's entertaining if women have gone to see it! :D The girl next to me couldn't look for most of the movie. :D It was enjoyable in the cinema for the score. :) Oh, someone also brought a salt shaker to add suspense in certain moments. :) Except he was bad at timing it. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 7/30/2013 Reply  · 

Just a warning, I heard some people complain that The Conjuring felt a bit too similar to other horror movies. It didn't bother me, though. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 8/1/2013 Reply  · 

I liked all the new areas that was found in the house. All the crawlspaces and hidden doorways made the house much more interesting. I get what you mean about the end, but it didn't bother me too much. What I didn't like was the birds circling and hitting the house. I remember that part taking me out of the movie.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/20/2013 Reply  · 

I'm interested in knowing your thoughts on two movies you've seen. Can you tell me what you thought about Body Heat and Welcome to the Punch? Mainly because I feel like watching an action movie, and the other is on my list of shame.

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shane24

shane24 on 8/23/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for your thoughts Corey. I may skip Welcome to the Punch this weekend and watch it another time.

I will get to Body Heat eventually. I've got around 120 movies left on Flickchart's top 1000, so I plan to wrap that up soon. :)

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/10/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man, I told you I'd get back to you when I watched Gone Baby Gone. Well, I finally got round to it. What an incredible directorial debut! I think it's now my favorite film Affleck directed, with The Town second and Argo third (I do have to re-watch Argo, though). It's got pretty much everything you'd want in a drama; it's thrilling, full of suspense and completely gripping from start to finish. Casey Affleck is terrific, he's blew me away in two different films now, this and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Thanks for the recommendation, Corey!

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

I was actually gonna ask you about E.T., I love the hell out of it, it's got the nostalgia factor going for me. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed it so much without having seen it as a kid :) I prefer the fantasy/blockbuster Spielberg (Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T.), I think that's when he's at his best, though he's fantastic at the more serious stuff too (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List). Agree about Spielberg being the real deal too.

I was kinda interested in Pain & Gain until I seen Mark Kermode's review of it. Have you seen it? Or do you ever listen to Kermode? He gave it a real going over which made me lose interest in it. I'm willing to give Bay a chance though, so I'll try and watch it on your recommendation :)

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shane24

shane24 on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

I was wondering if you were going to catch my score! :D Look, I don't know what to say Corey. It's nothing on Drive, but I enjoyed the visuals. I'd call them dirty beautiful. ;) I like violence (just in movies, the opposite as a person) so it really didn't bother me too much. I could of done with some more plot, though. If it was a two hour movie, the pace would of got tiring. But I found myself drawn in, with no wavering of concentration. I do wish that the boxing was a bigger part of the story because that's what drew me to the movie in the first place.

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gaveecho

gaveecho on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the long response, Corey, I appreciate it. I'll be giving the movie a chance for sure. I disagree with Kermode as much as anyone, so I'll be honest when I watch it.

I'll add Where Do We Go Now to my watchlist as well, cheers for the recommendation :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/14/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, you've got Alien at no. 1. Great taste. What did you think of Prometheus? I can sense mixed feelings.

Also, did Alien become your favorite of all time after the very first viewing, or was it an acquired taste like it was for me? Can't wait to check out Children of Men.

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shane24

shane24 on 9/27/2013 Reply  · 

Hey Corey, how's it going? :)

Was it you that recommended The Hunt? I blind bought it today to watch. I can't wait to see it. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

Kate668 told me the trailer for Prisoners is spoilerish, so it's best if you avoid it. I caught glimpses of it before I watched Runner Runner, but avoided any spoilers. I put my headphones on and listened to the Film Junk podcast instead. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/20/2013 Reply  · 

Body Heat is on next Saturday! I will come and tell you my thoughts Corey. :)

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shane24

shane24 on 10/20/2013 Reply  · 

Oh, and I did see Welcome to the Punch eventually. It was very mediocre. I didn't lie how it ended either.

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shane24

shane24 on 11/2/2013 Reply  · 

I loved Body Heat. However, it's always the same person whose the killer in noir movies. :D 4.5/5 on letterboxd.

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Danielod

Danielod on 1/3/2014 Reply  · 

Great list!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks!

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coreyhiscocks

coreyhiscocks on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

In case anyone's wondering, I've made the switch over to letterboxd.com. Flickchart's great, but Letterboxd is really more what I was looking for from the start. A place where I could write about movies without having to manage a blog. I can be found there with the same name as I have here.

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