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jeremyd99

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jeremyd99's Favorite Movies

Taxi Driver 2001: A Space Odyssey Make Way for Tomorrow The Tree of Life The Seventh Seal Wild Strawberries Psycho Ikiru Umberto D. Vertigo

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Comments (101)

 
Boonmee

Boonmee on 1/27/2012 Reply  · 

Awesome Top Ten. I have yet to see Make Way for Tomorrow, but I've heard great things about it.

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/28/2012 Reply  · 

thanks its a great film

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Seb

Seb on 1/30/2012 Reply  · 

Thanks for the friend request. it's nice to see that someone appreciates my taste in movies. You've only ranked 38 movies so far but it's obvious that you have great taste.

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Seb

Seb on 1/31/2012 Reply  · 

Did you say you have a channel? What's it called?

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 1/31/2012 Reply  · 

no i just meant my account hey i just watched 2001 a space Odyssey and i think i finally found out the meaning of the film I've loved it for some time and have finally formulated a perfect theory with no bullet holes to be shot through it i think that on the most basic level evolution represents the fall of something old and the rise of something new the apes evolve into humans the humans into the alien like starchild being we see that the universe gives and takes away this is best seen when the monkey throws the bone into the air and the scene shifts to a satellite in space showing that humans no longer have much use for primitive tools like the bone the ape used but now man has come has gone as far to conquer space but man in space is like the apes on earth they have to learn to eat and walk and use the bathroom again no matter the advancements in technology man will always be like baby's in space just like in a way the apes were babies on earth this all is just showing that i think the main theme in the movie is just the definition of evolution it shows everything has its time for it to be popular and powerful but it is all going to go in the trash because something new is going to replace and before this happens i think conflict usually arises i will go deeper into this later but this is something i read online that's another theme in the movie the Discovery spaceship is a sperm and Jupiter is an egg the two meet and form the starchild which i think is another main theme in the movie but back to the theme of replacement everyone says HAL represents the danger of technology but I think it represents something else I think HAL represents humanity
because he seems more human than any other character in the movie and when Dave shuts off HAL i think it's showing that humanity has destroyed itself if you still don't think HAL represents humanity than consider the fact that he has all of the main human qualities he's prideful,normally friendly but can turn into something bad,and he thinks he prone from error he has the characteristics of modern man just like humanity destroys itself the apes destroyed each other with violence so i suppose their is a small theme of the dangers of technology and of course the monolith represents knowledge and the aliens represent a scientists (not a religious one) view of God and if you notice before Dave goes through the wormhole the monolith and planets line up signifying the birth of a savior the aliens made him to save humanity and start a new beginning so hes like a prophet of the god's so in a sense a Jesus or Muhammad if you will and that is my summary of 2001 tell me if you like it and what's yours because really there is non right or wrong answer BTW u should add a profile pic thnx

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Seb

Seb on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

Wow, you've really thought this through. I've only seen it the one time. I found it to be a lot like the tree of life. Yeah, I didn't understand it all but I loved the experience.

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Seb

Seb on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

You should keep adding movies to your list man, because if you've seen all of these great movies, you must've seen a lot of other stuff haha

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/1/2012 Reply  · 

yeah all the stuff ive said about the movie may not be wright but Kubrick said there is no wright or wrong answer about the interpretation of the film yeah it is great yeah it is similar to the tree of life but i think it's better but I think they do sorta share a theme like at the end of the tree of life when there on that misty beach and everyone from Jack's life is there I think that represents an eternal existence in the universe and our place in the universe like life after death i think in a way so does the star child anyway ttol was based on 2001 i've only added films i thought were like the best ever to my flick chart but im about to see Fanny and Alexander Paths of Glory On The Waterfront In The Mood For Love Le Corbeau and The Magician so i'll keep u updated hey r u familiar with the work of Ingmar Bergman

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Seb

Seb on 2/2/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, but being young I'm reluctant to watch work that's really old. Fanny and Alexander is berg man isn't it? Stupid excuse, I know. My mums favourite director is igmar berg man. She used to make films about twenty years ago, she won the young filmmakers award but she has only made shorts

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jeremyd99

jeremyd99 on 2/2/2012 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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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/4/2012 Reply  · 

It's all good! It's all good!

I see you've only ranked 45 movies. Are you relatively new to the world of cinema (understandable if you're only 12) or have simply not updated your list?

It is mildly curious that you aren't quite so partial to my Top 10. Not that I consider my tastes to be either important or universal, but these are virtually all movies that appeal to a wide cross-section of cinephiles. It's always enjoyable to listen to a completely alien perspective, so which one's have you seen and, in particular, what makes you dislike them?

My stance is this: Once you know why you are watching movies, you know which movie is good and which movie is bad. The only thing that matters is how I feel about a movie, not how the critics view it, not how the masses view it. I watch movies for exclusively for enjoyment and time-killing. When I was 12 I watched movies not just for enjoyment, but for getting my analytical juices flowing, and to stimulate myself intellectually. I was more concerned with proving my smarts than with direct, overt enjoyment. I guess most people sort of grow out of that need to prove themselves, so as I aged, the intellectual worth, or the so-called 'artistic value', of a movie just stopped being important. If a movie is not fun (on whatever level), it's not good.

So, this is the reason I avoid Terrence Mallick. I find his work too boring to merit any attention. Unfortunately, I also think he's a 'pseudo-intellectual'. I don't mind people wrapping their movies in intellectualism and high-art, but I don't like when it's just a bunch of ramblings and wind that claim to be smart, without actually being smart. The best example might be Joker's boat experiment in TDK. It presented in such a way that it seemed like a great metaphor or analysis for humanity and decision-making, but IMO it's actually quite tacky and empty.

Anyway, that's just me. My profile pic is the deliciously sexy Jessica Alba btw. I was gonna change it, but I think I'll stick with it for a while since you gave it a good review. Holler back if you wanna discuss further!

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Seb

Seb on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, tree of life gets a bad rap. But so did 2001: a space odyssey, and look at what people think of it now. The tree of life will only grow in stature from here on in. Once people start to understand it's beauty, it will be held as high as 2001, if not more

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Seb

Seb on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

And yeah, if you see snippets of shawshank it may look corny. It's story isn't incredibly original, but that's not what makes it so great. There is a sense of wonderment and magic whenever I watch shawshank. It's very easy to get swept up in and it is immensely rewatchable. It has sentiment, yes, but it is completely earned and never feels cloying. Watch it and you won't be sorry.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/5/2012 Reply  · 

Do you define "favourite" as something other than (or more than) "entertaining"? I personally try to avoid getting swept away in these haughty definitions and questions... What is art? Or what is high art? Or what is legitimate art? It's all bullshit. I'm just looking for a good time.

Office Space is not just about the humour. Don't get me wrong, it's a damn funny film and quite poignantly satirical, but beyond the superficial layers, Office Space is about a philosophy that some people will just click with. I was about your age when I first saw it so obviously I didn't relate to it through experience, but I did in principle. How much you enjoy it will largely hinge on your view of daily life, restrictions an the burdens of work/structure.

Yeah, I grew up on Alfred Hitchcock and I thought of him as a master craftsman back then. I still enjoy his films, but he mean less to me now.

I'm not a fan of Pan's Labyrinth. people say that it has a visceral appeal to it, but it does nothing for me.

I do have a YouTube account, but I only sign in when I have to (usually when some over-sensitive ass-hat has flagged something because it offends his back-water moral sensibilities).

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/6/2012 Reply  · 

No, I don't mind bizarre movies at all, I endorse them wholeheartedly. I'm a fan of uber-violent Japanese horror movies and a lot of my favourites contain gratuitous amounts of weird imagery. I just felt Pan's Labyrinth was a lot more bland than its top layers suggest.

But, yes, it is all a matter of opinion and I don't believe in separating "best" from "favourite" as many others insist on. We're on the same wavelength in that regard, at least.

Tough call re: 2011's best. There wasn't a whole lot that resonated with me, but I guess Young Adult and Girl Walks Into A Bar stand out. They have their weaknesses though.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/6/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I'm not sure if you'd really like either of them all that much. I liked Midnight in Paris quite a bit, even though Woody Allen was making a bit of a hackneyed point. None of the others appeal to me enough for me to see them, though I might give Hugo a crack.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

Oh man, don't get me started on The Academy. They consistently fuck things up, and seem to have a purposely narrow view of film-making. I'll stop myself short before I start ranting.

Yeah, Girl Walks Into A Bar war released specifically for YouTube. It's like a sister movie to a couple of films by the same director (and cast) called Women in Trouble and Elektra Luxx. Anyway, I wouldn't have thought you'd enjoy any of them, most people don't. All of the are seedy, unusual, artificial-dialogue-driven movies.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/7/2012 Reply  · 

I thought TWBB was an amazing film the first time I viewed it. Most of that's down to Plainview/Day Lewis, but I enjoyed the commentary too. I expect that the film will hold less of my attention now, given its meandering pace.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 4/8/2012 Reply  · 

Again, been a while since I've seen it, but yeah, I dig 2001. Kubrick is a master.

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JRyneChattanooga

JRyneChattanooga on 4/16/2012 Reply  · 

What did you think about Spirited Away?

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, no problem and thanks a lot. And although you have a pretty small list, you sure have seen a lot of (considered) 'classics'.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 5/15/2012 Reply  · 

Enjoyable film, though I don't celebrate the movie for its technical accomplishments the way others do.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/26/2012 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've seen a few decent flicks this year. The Raid, IMO, is a truly stunning work of Martial Arts and Action directing. Excellent, excellent film, that sits inside my Top 100, justifiably so.

The Avengers I saw on release. It too sits inside my Top 100 and I would vehemently defend it as on of the greatest blockbusters of recent times. It's not without flaws, but it remains a masterful work of entertainment, flaws, warts and all.

Other than that, '21 Jump Street' was worth a few chuckles and 'I Am Bruce Lee' is a likable, if typical, tribute to the Little Dragon. Justice League: Doom works decently enough as an animation, and it's pretty much catered for Bat fans.

I could go deep and wax analytical about these movies if you wish, but somehow I suspect that they aren't entirely representative of your tastes. =)

I'll check out your review sometime today/tomorrow.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/27/2012 Reply  · 

I couldn't locate a single atom's worth of interest in my mind for neither The Hunger Games nor Dark Shadows. The Hunger Games seems like a tween Battle Royale rip-off starring one of the more annoying actresses of this generation. I'm also kinda sick of the Burton-Depp coupling.

I'm looking forward to getting my hands on Ghost Rider though. Nic Cage makes some seriously idiotic movies and they tend to be hilarious. Entertainment value doesn't need to be intentional to bring joy. Sometimes the most retarded films are the most enjoyable.

I've read your review of MK; can't say that it inspires me. Not that it's a bad review or anything, it's just that that tween love bollocks with a side of quirkiness is pretty much anathema to me. I hate that romantic garbage when it's made without superficial charm and cockiness.

What did you dislike about The Avengers?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

Interesting. I have three things to offer after reading you last comment.

Firstly, why does a movie need to have "meaning"? And what of movies that have some sort of "meaning", but are fundamentally boring? From my perspective, life itself largely works without meaning, but even if I was searching for some profound sense of reason and cause, movies would not be where I would start.

Secondly, is it wrong for other people to rate a movie like Avengers as their favourite film (or the best film)? just because it has no meaning? Should other people's feelings about a film effect your own feelings about the film? Personally, I dislike occasions when movies that try to have some sort of profound subtext, but are really pretty unimportant or plain dumb. The Dark Knight (a wonderfully enjoyable movie) suffers from moments where it claims to be intelligent or meaningful, but is actually pretty vacant and silly.

Thirdly, if Ghost Rider II makes you laugh, should it be at the bottom of your list? It sounds like you actually enjoyed the movie. Maybe you enjoyed it for all the wrong reasons, but you did nevertheless find pleasure in it. Isn't that the whole purpose of of watching movies? Fun?

Anyway, these questions aren't meant to convince you that there is some correct point of view when analysing movies/art/life, just throwing them out there to promote self-awareness and all.

Oh yeah, lastly, The Raid is a movie utterly without meaning. All it has is ass-kicking. Just a heads up.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 6/28/2012 Reply  · 

I've seen Plan 9 from Outer Space. It's funny in parts, but not nearly as side-splitting as Troll 2, The Room or 2 Fast, 2 Furious. I think those are the better 'So bad it's good' movies.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 7/1/2012 Reply  · 

Depends on your interpretation of the term 'B-Movie'. I guess there's a lot of cross-over with either 'Low-Budget', 'Indie', 'Camp', 'Ironically Cool', 'Cult' and 'So-Bad-It's-Good'. I'll throw in a bit of everything and you can research them before you check 'em out. A lot of these will be filled with violence and sex. I don't know how you are about that stuff; it was all good when I was a kid. Some of these are genuinely brilliant, while others are unintentionally good.

Big Trouble in Little China, Tremors, Troll 2, Street Fighter The Movie, The Warriors, Return of the Living Dead, Heathers, The Room, Showgirls, Flash Gordon, Clerks, Mallrats, Story of Ricky, Crippled Avengers, Commando, Hausu, Mortal Kombat.

Oh, check out a Japanese movie called Battlefield Baseball. Seriously, check that one out, it's genius.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 7/14/2012 Reply  · 

Great film. Try Falling Down or The Machinist.

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Seb

Seb on 7/22/2012 Reply  · 

Was moonrise kingdom good?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/14/2012 Reply  · 

Really? OK, so I can accept people saying that Lost in Translation is their favourite film. I can also accept a young teenager saying his fav film Citizen Kane or The Godfather or Deliverance or Cannibal Holocaust or Antichrist or Pretty Woman even... but someone your age saying that LiT is your favourite film (or even one of them) is incredibly unusual, and leaves me pretty fucking incredulous. I don't necessarily think one needs to be able to relate to a film to be able to enjoy it, but LiT is pretty much all about empathy, and existential angst, feelings of directionless loneliness and all those things you really shouldn't be able to relate to. I don't get it man. What is it you love so much about the film?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/17/2012 Reply  · 

I'll get to you analysis of Lost in Translation when I have a bit more disposable time. There are things I agree with you about.

As for Star Wars. Eeh. It's a tough call. People do enjoy it, and it is justifiably beloved, but much of that justification is nostalgia. I would tell a new viewer that it is silly and playful and light-hearted, but fun in its own frivolous way. For now I will say that it is good, but I myself have been meaning to rewatch the trilogy, but simply haven't out of concern for my fond memories.

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 9/21/2012 Reply  · 

Hey, I'm well aware that souls in the urbanised world of the 21st Century are more lost than not. I get that. That feeling usually doesn't present itself until later in life, simply because the very young haven't had a chance to become inured to all those beautiful distractions.

The nuances of the film aren't lost on me, but I found the presentation to be a little too slow-moving. Also, given that I am not, categorically NOT, a romantic I find the idea of Bob and Charlotte grasping meaning in one another a little hard to swallow. With stereotypical romances, that apparent sappiness is usually polished and coated in sharp-tongued dialogue, so those movies (the first half of those movies, at east) tend to seem less sappy than LiT, which I remember coming across as too serious. Romances in general just don't work for me.

I will have to watch the movie again though, in response to what you've said.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/13/2012 Reply  · 

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

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Seb

Seb on 10/14/2012 Reply  · 

have you seen The Master yet?

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Cleckley

Cleckley on 10/28/2012 Reply  · 

People do classify Predator as a horror and it does feature an alien that I guess is a "monster". Personally, I think it's an atmospherics 'Action' film with elements of horror. Great film either way.

Horror Comedy: Zombieland, Scream, Tucker & Dale vs Evil, Arachnophobia. Cabin in the Woods is a decent recent Horror. Also the B movies that I recommended before (Return of the Living Dead, Battlefield Baseball and Tremors). Piranha 3D is also good for ridiculous sexploitation, absurdity and sleaze.

Atmospheric Horror: Alien, The Omen, The Thing, The Mist, Psycho, 28 Days Later, The Fly, The Shining, Eden Lake, Night of the Living Dead, Audition.

Torture Porn: Saw, Imprint, Tokyo Gore Police (not great, but quite unique), Ichi The Killer.

Surreal Horror: Suspiria, Eraserhead, Tetsuo.

I think you'll like the 'Atmospheric Horror' set the best.

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Seb

Seb on 11/9/2012 Reply  · 

i just saw the master, it was unbelievable. unlike anything ive ever seen. see it asap, easily the best film ive seen this year

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Seb

Seb on 12/31/2012 Reply  · 

look at this article comparing The Master and 2001:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-kaplan/beyond-category-2001-and-_b_2337733.html

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/2/2013 Reply  · 

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

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randysandwich

randysandwich on 2/9/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add, it looks like your tastes are a bit more classical than mine, but a good list none the less

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JRM

JRM on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

Man, your top 10 makes mine look like Hollywood fluff, lol. It's clear to me you love film and have likely seen many movies, so why have you ranked so few films? Are you only ranking movies you love?

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Seb

Seb on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

Why havent u ranked The Master yet?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 2/11/2013 Reply  · 

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

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/22/2013 Reply  · 

Disappointing. I'm a big Malick fan, and To the Wonder was the first film of his that I didn't love- or even like that much. It is entirely too self-indulgent, repetitive and downright silly at times. There's a good movie in there, but Malick gets too hung up on certain things and it results in a movie that feels like a big mess.

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Seb

Seb on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

have u heard of a movie called Russian Ark? apparently the entire film is one long shot (95 minutes). it looks great.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

I've only seen 2 films so far (To the Wonder being one of them) and I think The Place Beyond the Pines is the better of the two- although I only give it a B-.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/23/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, sure. I'm looking forward to both of those films too.

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Seb

Seb on 4/24/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, i saw that

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/28/2013 Reply  · 

I think this review is better than your last one. The structuring is a little better, and while I still think it needs some work, the writing is a little more fluid. However, I can't quite get over the number of generalizations made throughout. There's a lot of "this was good"/"this was not good" but not much in the way of genuine analysis. My recommendation would be to dive deeper into the intentions of the film and maybe note certain techniques, motifs or stylistic choices used by the director. I'd also spend less time talking about each individual actor (I think the first paragraph could have been summarized in one or two sentences).
I'll be happy to read your next review if you choose to send it my way.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 4/30/2013 Reply  · 

Ok, but I doubt it will be anytime soon. I'm swamped with work and by the time it's all finished Mud will be gone from my local art house.

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Caesar

Caesar on 5/1/2013 Reply  · 

Upstream Color is a bit frustrating, actually. The story is really vague and light on exposition, so it's all-but-impossible to fully know what is going on. It's a movie for those with a taste for the peculiar, I'd say.

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Seb

Seb on 5/2/2013 Reply  · 

it was really powerful. been thinking about it quite a bit.

Mud doesnt have a release date in my country yet, so i dont know.

btw, i saw Spring Breakers tonight - another film worth checking out. certain lines, music and scenes keep playing in my head

both Spring Breakers and The Hunt have staying power

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Seb

Seb on 5/3/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, sure

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JRM

JRM on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

Your 13, but your film taste is much more mature than my own. Who introduced you to film in this way?

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Seb

Seb on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

good list. some surprises in there. Blue Jasmine at no. 2 and Rush at no.7. those two arent really on my radar.

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Seb

Seb on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

I liked Pines, but i had a lot of problems with it. ive elaborated on this on Boonmee's profile

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/4/2013 Reply  · 

It's a really good list. I'm looking forward to many of those films myself. Nice inclusion of Leviathan and the Malick films, too.

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Seb

Seb on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

another good review! your writing has continued to improve. haven't seen iron man 3 yet, but ill get to it!

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Seb

Seb on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

just read Boonmees feedback on your reviews. its a lot more specific than mine haha. what he said about generalizing is spot on. his feedback is a lot more helpful than mine.

ill try and be more critical of your next review.

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Seb

Seb on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

here are links to my Spring Breakers and The Hunt reviews.
im given a 200 word limit, so the structure feels somewhat jarring at points. hope you enjoy it anyway.

fyi, they havent been published yet, but ive copied them onto this movie reviewing website

http://letterboxd.com/seb23/film/spring-breakers/1/
http://letterboxd.com/seb23/film/the-hunt-2012/1/

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Seb

Seb on 5/6/2013 Reply  · 

Letterboxd is a great website btw. u should get an account

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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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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/10/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry it took awhile to respond.
Your reviews are getting better. This one was better than your writeup for Mud, as it is more varied in its analysis. However, I still think your commentary needs to be a bit smoother. While you touch upon everything that needs to be mentioned, much of the review still comes off as listing points. I would elaborate a little more. Good job, though.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/13/2013 Reply  · 

It depends on how you classify these things. If you go by first release, then it would be 2012, but if you go by US release dates, I guess it would be considered 2013 (even though it hasn't released here yet).

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/14/2013 Reply  · 

I'd put it in 2013, as I go with US release dates and the film didn't open in the US in 2012.

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Caesar

Caesar on 5/20/2013 Reply  · 

Regarding why I liked Star Trek Into Darkness, I thought it was a worthy extension of the 2009 film (a film I loved). I liked the characters, the set pieces, the cinematography and the action scenes. True, the story was clunkier than the previous film, but I didn't anticipate it to be better anyway.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 5/25/2013 Reply  · 

Sorry I didn't respond until now. I was busy with some other things this week.

Star Trek Into Darkness Review:
Good opening, but your critiquing quickly reverts to listing after that. It's clear that you have a lot of points to make and much to say, but I still think the organization could be improved. Devoting separate paragraphs to writing, directing, acting, etc. causes the review to become a bit fractured. I would at least tie some of these things together or make reference to how one aspect is affecting the other (the relationship between the script and the direction for instance). It's still better than your first few reviews, though.

The Great Gatsby Review:
Excellent. You really transcended all the issues I had with your other reviews. This one is well-written and well-reasoned- a thorough analysis and a good defense of your opinion.

Also, you're on letterboxd? That's cool, I just joined a few weeks back. I'll add you (My username there is 'Boonmee' just like it is here).

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 5/30/2013 Reply  · 

My username is the same as here (MysticSpoon). I followed you :)

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

My user name on letterboxd is the same as my one on flickchart. Looking foward to you adding me. Thanks.

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Seb

Seb on 6/1/2013 Reply  · 

yeah, Gatsby was a real mixed bag for me. it was never boring tho. I wrote a small review on letterboxd for it

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Seb

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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Seb

Seb on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

well, instead of just rating it, go into 'review or log film' and specify the date u saw it and rate it out of 5. then press 'save'. this will come up as recent activity.

hope that helps

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 6/14/2013 Reply  · 

I'm very excited for it. I contemplated going to see the midnight showing tonight, but I decided against it. I'm seeing it Friday evening.
I've been kinda avoiding the reviews, but I've read a few things here and there. I actually have an NPR review of the film open in another tab as I type this. I can't say I'm really surprised by the reaction, as Zach Snyder has never been a critical darling, but I thought it might be received a little bit better than it is. I'm not deterred by the bad ink, though. My expectations are high, but not unrealistically high (Like my expectations for TDKR last year, which, despite disappointing me, was still quite enjoyable). The marketing has been superb and its probably a big reason why I'm so pumped for it. I'm prepared for whatever it is I end up getting.

Re: Watchmen
I think it's far from perfect, but I still love it. The visuals, the music and certain scenes (Dr. Manhattan on Mars, the opening sequence and the flashbacks during the Comedian's burial) just work so well for me. I'll never understand the vitriol it inspires in its critics, but I could never hold it up to The Dark Knight levels of greatness.

Also, yeah, I didn't like Superman Returns either.

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Seb

Seb on 6/14/2013 Reply  · 

well all the negativity is pretty much about the second half. apparently the action scenes are just piled on to a point of ridiculousness. ive heard good things about how everything is set up, but the general consensus is that Snyder blows his load in the second half.

its disappointing to hear that it starts so well and then fizzles out, but I think theres enough positivity about it to see it in theatres. I wont see it in 3d tho. cant see why it would at all enhance the experience.

I haven't seen 300 or watchmen. ive heard its best to be familiar with the watchmen graphic novel to appreciate the film. its also 3 hours long, so im not adamant to invest that much time into a film of mixed reception.

im a lot more excited for This is the End. I love most of seth rogen's collaborative writing work, like superbad, pineapple express, 50/50 etc. the film's setup is really promising and the amount of comic talent involved is ridiculous. I love these Apatow-like comedies, and from the look of early reviews, I don't think it will disappoint.

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Seb

Seb on 6/20/2013 Reply  · 

why did u make a new letterboxd account?

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Seb

Seb on 6/28/2013 Reply  · 

well I haven't seen much this year. in the next month or so ive got a lot of screenings to many anticipated films. the best films ive seen this year are still Spring Breakers and The Hunt.

this is a list of films im looking forward to for the rest of the year. some have already released in the US or UK, some have just been shown at festivals, while others haven't been released anywhere.

in no particular order:

Inside Llewyn Davis
Gravity
This is the end
Elysium
Stories we tell
Frances ha
Before midnight
The monuments men
Ain't them bodies saints
The wolf of wall street
The counselor
Prince avalanche
Only god forgives
Short term 12
The act of killing
Blue is the warmest colour
Nymphomaniac
Upstream color

I have an early screening for Only God Forgives on Tuesday :) 3 weeks before its released

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

It all depends on your taste dude. But yeah sure I'd be happy to share some recommendations.

- The Great Gatsby (great all-around performances, Leo is the highlight)
- Star Trek Into Darkness (some weak spots, but thoroughly enjoyable sequel)
- World War Z (A refreshing take on the zombie genre, with a seasoned, verteren-like performance from Brad Pitt).

That's about the only movies I truly LIKE, so far in the year.

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Seb

Seb on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

well i'd definitely recommend seeing Only God Forgives in theatres. its beautifully shot, but the rest of the film left much to be desired. the story goes nowhere, and there's really no pay off. it sort of fizzes out. despite this, I still liked it somewhat. it was just sooo gorgeous to look at and experience.

whats The Tailers?

and Travers hasn't written a review for The Way, Way Back. if he has, can u link me a copy?

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Seb

Seb on 7/3/2013 Reply  · 

oh, trailers! haha, yeah the trailers are great. unfortunately, the best shots and scenes are seen in the trailers.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/4/2013 Reply  · 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_J4IaQMc8Type your comment here...

Thought I'd share this with a few people. Probably my favorite of all time in any movie.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

So you started a new profile on Letterboxd?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

I thought it was a pretty solid coming of age film. I didn't like it as much as you did, but I give it a B+ (about 4 out of 5 stars).

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

Just made a letterboxd, here's the link. http://letterboxd.com/jlckhrt12/

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Seb

Seb on 7/9/2013 Reply  · 

dunno why he didn't give it 4/4.

I saw We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks yesterday. it was a really fascinating documentary.

I then have Pacific Rim on Thursday

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

I don't know anything about that.

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Seb

Seb on 7/10/2013 Reply  · 

im not sure, we don't have that in Australia. all I know is that when its available for download on VOD in the US, good copies immediately pop up on Pirate Bay

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Seb

Seb on 7/13/2013 Reply  · 

It was a really fun time at the movies. unfortunately my theatre didn't show it on the IMAX screen so I probably missed out a little. nevertheless, it was still a great film to see in theatres. the story is pretty familiar, and the characters are a little bland, but that doesn't detract from the experience much.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/14/2013 Reply  · 

I actually really like letterboxd! I like being able to keep track of specific dates of which I saw a film, its really interesting.

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Seb

Seb on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

cool :) I look forward to reading it

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/17/2013 Reply  · 

Did you recently make a second flickchart account?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 7/19/2013 Reply  · 

Excited wouldn't be the word I'd use, but I'm very intrigued by it. I've been hearing a lot about it for several months, but I haven't given it much thought.

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TC2012

TC2012 on 7/19/2013 Reply  · 

It was decent for a CIA/Military film, but it wasn't really wasn't anything special. There were a few intense scenes, but at some points it was really hard to pay attention.

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Seb

Seb on 7/20/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah I know. im seeing it tomorrow. then im seeing Mud the following day

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/21/2013 Reply  · 

I thought it was okay- sort of mediocre for Woody Allen. Blanchett was great, but the movie itself was merely so-so for me.
As far as "meaning" goes, I don't think it's that sort of film. By that, I mean I think its focus is more confined to the characters and their story than being about something or standing as a metaphor for something.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/22/2013 Reply  · 

Do you mean the Bobby Cannavale character or the Louis CK one?
I felt that the Cannavale character was distractingly artificial in the way that Allen wrote him (and the other lower-middle class characters as overly trashy).
Louis CK's character was sweet, but he wasn't exactly innocent, as it was revealed that he'd been cheating on his wife.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

I've only seen 11 films this year, and most of them have disappointed in some way or another, but if I had to do a Top 3, it would be:
1. Mud (B+)
2. Upstream Color (B)
3. The World's End (B)

So far, Pacific Rim and The World's End have been the most fun I've had at a theater this year.

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Caesar

Caesar on 8/24/2013 Reply  · 

2013 hasn't been a good year for movies, thus far.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 8/29/2013 Reply  · 

Great news! I'm pumped for Cuaron's latest.

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Seb

Seb on 9/20/2013 Reply  · 

yes, im a HUGE fan. seen seasons 1-4 twice now, and am currently having repeated heart attacks watching the final episodes.

in regards to your question, I cant remember why he puts the money in the dryer (think it was wet but cant remember why) but its their money from selling the meth. cant remember which deal they made, but they never stole it.

at first walt is doing it to support his family, but as you'll see as the series unfolds, the line between walt (the family man) and Heisenberg (the drug king-pin) blurs and his intentions become ambiguous. it becomes more about his personal ambition and less about his family's wellbeing. I don't want to spoil anything, so keep on watching and hopefully you can catch up before the final episode airs. there are 2 episodes to go.

and yes, the entire series thus far is a masterpiece of storytelling. it is quite possibly the greatest achievement of storytelling (film or tv) ive ever had the pleasure to experience.

you're so lucky you haven't seen it yet. im very envious. the feeling of watching this series unfold is truly incredible. wish i could relive that sense of discovery all over again.

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Seb

Seb on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

he wants the cheques cashed on Monday because he doesn't have the money yet. he usually cooks and gets the money during the weekends.

he doesn't take the money from his friend Elliot purely on principle. he left their company and they became rich. its another element of how walts life hasn't turned out how he planned. he doesn't want their charity because he pretty much founded their company. he reassures them that hes fine and that he doesn't need help. walt is a very stubborn character. he doesn't let much get in the way of his pride and integrity.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

Hi, Jeremy. I'm well. Winter Break has been great for rampant movie-watching so far.
My top ten is a little iffy, for although I have seen 36 films this year, very little has actually wowed me, so I've ended up with a list that is pretty underwhelming. Here it is as of today:

10. Mud (B+)
9. Inside Llewyn Davis (B+)
8. Behind the Candelabra (B+)
7. The Hunt (B+)
6. Blackfish (A-)
5. The Grandmaster (A-)
4. Prisoners (A)
3. Captain Phillips (A)
2. Gravity (A+)
1. 12 Years a Slave (A+)

Hopefully as I see more, the list will get better, but this has just been one long year of disappointments with "The Wolf of Wall Street", "Blue Jasmine", "The Place Beyond the Pines", "Elysium", "Man of Steel", "To the Wonder", "Upstream Color" and "The Great Beauty" all disappointing to some degree.

I look forward to seeing your list when you finish with it.

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lexicona

lexicona on 6/9/2014 Reply  · 

I saw somewhere that you are trying to get into more horror movies. What kind are you looking for? Gore? Classic? Psychological?

I highly recommened Suspiria. It was so cool. Definitely an experience.

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