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    Happy New Year Chris! No, I haven't seen The...

    Happy New Year Chris!
    No, I haven't seen The Delinquents
    Anatomy of a Fall won the screenplay Golden Globe tonight. It's one I must watch.
    You do a great job sharing so much information on this...
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    THE BEST (my favorites) FILMS (anything...

    THE BEST (my favorites) FILMS (anything audiovisual) OF 2023 (or 2022, who cares? They're all recent films)

    CLOSE YOUR EYES (Victor Erice)
    PACIFICTION (Albert Serra)
    KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON...
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    I have not seen "Rimini". In the arts in...

    I have not seen "Rimini".
    In the arts in general, a lot of masterpieces have put off many people.
    Films by Pasolini, Akerman, and Godard come first to mind.
    I found the scenes of self-abuse in...
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    Thanks for the review. I would add that all of...

    Thanks for the review.
    I would add that all of his films are co-written by his wife Veronica Franz.
    I am a huge fan of their Paradise Series.
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    Buñuel's ENSAYO DE UN CRIMEN (Mexico/1955) added to canon

    Luis Buñuel's Mexican films are arguably THE most under-appreciated filmography by a major master of the art of cinema. ENSAYO DE UN CRIMEN was titled THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ for...
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    Maybe many will not think it's a masterpiece but...

    Maybe many will not think it's a masterpiece but this movie got ONLY one negative review out of 45 (metacritic). It's got some very favorable reviews by serious, veteran critics like Scoot Foundas,...
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    I didn't like The English Patient either. Wonder...

    I didn't like The English Patient either. Wonder if we'd have the same response nowadays.
    I'm surprised there's only one film from your list I did not watch. The scriptwriter died at age 33 with...
  8. So the best two films were directed by females,...

    So the best two films were directed by females, and the directors who won the Golden Lion in the previous two years are also women. Is this a sign that the industry is truly becoming more accessible...
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    Cría Cuervos (Carlos Saura/1976) Carlos Saura...

    Cría Cuervos (Carlos Saura/1976)

    Carlos Saura was already an established auteur when he wrote and directed Cría. He won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale in 1966 (The Hunt) and...
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    Another film (that I think was a 2021 release)...

    Another film (that I think was a 2021 release) that I watched recently and would make my Top 10 is NOCHE DE FUEGO aka PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN. This is the first fiction feature of Tatiana Huezo, a...
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    I've finally watched a 2016 release that...

    I've finally watched a 2016 release that impressed me enough to merit joining the 9 movies I listed years ago. It's TANNA, the "based on real events" romantic tragedy that resembles a South Seas...
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    It's so easy nowadays to access the writings and...

    It's so easy nowadays to access the writings and lectures of Stanley Cavell and have a magnificent adventure in thinking.
    His book about the ontology of film is titled "The World Viewed", his...
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    I'm happy the critics at Cahiers love FIRST COW....

    I'm happy the critics at Cahiers love FIRST COW. In the US, we watched it in 2020. It was my favorite that year, or nearly so.
    Still too soon for me to do a 2021 list, still catching up. The last...
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    The Awful Truth (1937/Columbia Pictures) My...

    The Awful Truth (1937/Columbia Pictures)

    My favorite of the remarriage comedies identified by Stanley Cavell as reflections on Emersonian morality (The Philadelphia Story may be the most...
  15. I use The Mystery of Picasso for my Visual...

    I use The Mystery of Picasso for my Visual Communication course. I like to show the artwork that begins looking like a fish that turns into a chicken before it ends up being the head of a harlequin.
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    I edited the post to change the wording as you...

    I edited the post to change the wording as you pointed out. Thanks Chris. I hope the thread awakens interest in the upcoming poll and elicits thoughts about the films readers value most. I plan to...
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    I watched Benedetta; I find all Paul Verhoeven...

    I watched Benedetta; I find all Paul Verhoeven films at least "worth-watching", maybe "must-sees". He is both an image maker (or stylist), and a master storyteller. Verhoeven has purely pictorial or...
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    Did you get a chance to watch Benedetta? If so,...

    Did you get a chance to watch Benedetta? If so, did you review it?
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    The importance of the B.F.I./Sight & Sound poll...

    The importance of the B.F.I./Sight & Sound poll cannot be overestimated. I remember being a teenage cinephile in the 1970s, thinking about all the masterpieces that had been produced since the...
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    Even "the idea" of watching Dan Kwan and Daniel...

    Even "the idea" of watching Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All at Once is too much to bear for you?
    Before I had read any reviews, a student in my scriptwriting course gifted...
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    The Hollywood Critics Association's 2022 Mid-season Film Awards

    BEST FILM:Everything Everywhere All at Once

    The Batman
    Cha Cha Real Smooth
    Elvis
    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
    The Northman
    RRR
    Top Gun: Maverick
    Turning Red
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    2022 Sight & Sound Poll

    In November, the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine will publish the results of the 2022 Poll of "The Greatest Films of All Time". I joined this forum twenty years ago, when the 2002...
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    I added an early talkie to the list: THE FRONT...

    I added an early talkie to the list: THE FRONT PAGE, the original (1931) adaptation of the play written by former reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Lewis Milestone directed. The book and the...
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    Thanks for the post

    Thanks for the post
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    (SPOILERS) The climactic death of Clare...

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    The climactic death of Clare (not "Claire") in Passing, both novel and film, is ambiguous. Three characters bear possible responsibility for this tragedy, Clare included. The...
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