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Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
I liked the stuff in the casino but lost interest as it went along.
Normally I'm not a stickler for plots needing to be good in the traditional / formulaic sense, but I got these sense that the plot was heading somewhere while Hall's character was teaching Reilly's character to be a good at working the system, but that it fell apart with the whole motel room incident, which took place several years later as I recall. A plot development out of left field, plus later the revelation about Reilly's father.

Just feel like it would have been better with one contiguous plot, instead of a couple plot ideas stitched together with major time breaks between them. I enjoyed it though.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Anyone else have a favorite 100 list? @version do you have one? I finally just put mine together, probably need to tweak it a bit.

This list is more about personal favorites, rather than what I think would be the top 100 films I've seen, in terms of significance/influence.

 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Anyone else have a favorite 100 list? @version do you have one? I finally just put mine together, probably need to tweak it a bit.

This list is more about personal favorites, rather than what I think would be the top 100 films I've seen, in terms of significance/influence.

Forgot to add Man with a Movie Camera, so Inception got the boot.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Favorite 100 films by decade:

1920s - 4 films
1930s - 8 films
1940s - 5 films
1950s - 4 films
1960s - 5 films
1970s - 11 films
1980s - 9 films
1990s - 15 films
2000s - 16 films
2010s - 22 films
2020s - 1 film
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I was going to ask about Leon recently cos that was one my faves as an edgy youngster for a while and then it totally disappeared off my radar and I never see anyone mention it. Is that cos it features a problematically young natalie portman?
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Carax - 2
Cronenberg - 2
Davies - 2
Fellini - 2
Hawks - 2
Kaufman (Charlie) - 2
Kieslowski - 2
Lang - 2
Malick - 2
Miyazaki - 2
Powell/Pressburger - 2
Scott (Ridley) - 2
Von Trier - 2
Wenders - 2

Anderson (PT) - 3
Coen brothers - 3
Tarantino - 3

Anderson (Wes) - 4
Gondry - 4
Jeunet - 4
Linklater - 4
 
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Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
I was going to ask about Leon recently cos that was one my faves as an edgy youngster for a while and then it totally disappeared off my radar and I never see anyone mention it. Is that cos it features a problematically young natalie portman?
Yeah I just recently rewatched that, and it is a bit awkward at times.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I'm trying to do this and it's interesting cos I've realised that I either haven't seen or saw and liked but wouldn't want to bother rewatching a lot of those highbrow BFI picks and the Empire list (which I usually like to think is too middle of the road for my refined tastes) is actually throwing up a lot more films I genuinely like
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
I'm trying to do this and it's interesting cos I've realised that I either haven't seen or saw and liked but wouldn't want to bother rewatching a lot of those highbrow BFI picks and the Empire list (which I usually like to think is too middle of the road for my refined tastes) is actually throwing up a lot more films I genuinely like
Yeah I still have a tough time making this distinction too: between films I genuinely like and films I respect.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
I went through a phase when I was younger of trying to tick off all the big arthouse/classic films

Still not seen loads of the recommended ones though

I started watching 'Sunrise' not long ago and I was surprised at how good it was but stopped for whatever reason

This week!
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
I went through a phase when I was younger of trying to tick off all the big arthouse/classic films

Still not seen loads of the recommended ones though

I started watching 'Sunrise' not long ago and I was surprised at how good it was but stopped for whatever reason

This week!
I can give you my sign-in creds for the criterion channel streaming service if you want. Excellent selection there.
 

version

Well-known member
I was going to ask about Leon recently cos that was one my faves as an edgy youngster for a while and then it totally disappeared off my radar and I never see anyone mention it. Is that cos it features a problematically young natalie portman?

Yeah, people are much more aware of how dodgy it is now, especially since it's allegedly based on the director's relationship with an underage girl.

Hollywood had a thing about Natalie Portman in general. There's another film from around that time called Beautiful Girls with a similar dynamic. She's talked about this stuff in the past and said how grim it was and how she was getting creepy letters from men who'd seen the films.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
Nah, nowhere near. It's too many films to really work, imo. I'd end up scratching my head and arbitrarily sticking in stuff I liked just to get the full hundred.
My initial comb through got me 168 candidates, then I had to prune a bunch to get down to 100.
 
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