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  1. 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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    I don't think there's been much mention on...

    I don't think there's been much mention on FILMLEAF of Charlie Kaufman's I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, certainly not a review. This film is currently commanding a lot of my thinking about movies....
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    BEST CINEMA OF 2019 Updated list of favorite...

    BEST CINEMA OF 2019

    Updated list of favorite films from the last year before the pandemic.

    SORRY WE MISSED YOU (Ken Loach/UK)
    VITALINA VARELA (Pedro Costa/Portugal)

    3...
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    The best 2021 release I have seen so far is a...

    The best 2021 release I have seen so far is a documentary series directed (co-written, co-produced) by Raoul Peck and available on HBO. The last time I was so enthralled by a television series was in...
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    One thing I notice based on the American best...

    One thing I notice based on the American best lists for 2021 is that this is the first year that a movie directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi receives a release in this country (whatever a release means...
  16. "The Hand of God" is the film chosen for the...

    "The Hand of God" is the film chosen for the re-opening of the Cosford Cinema , even if it will only show movies intermittently, not as an everyday theater. I will teach a course that has a screening...
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    I shoulda put a smily face next to my correction....

    I shoulda put a smily face next to my correction. Emojis were invented for a reason. By the way, I want to mention a few titles that may continue to impress me and find their way into the list: Steve...
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    I'm the one who posted the quote, not Chris. ...

    I'm the one who posted the quote, not Chris.


    Given how prolific Kurosawa was, it's weird Chris and I both love Ikiru and Rashomon more than any others from his filmography. Yes, a ringing...
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    The passage quoted below is from the most recent...

    The passage quoted below is from the most recent Wyler retrospective (at the Quad in NYC). I think that it may be of interest to you.

    "In The American Cinema, Andrew Sarris grouped William Wyler...
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    I am sorry it took me so long to respond to your...

    I am sorry it took me so long to respond to your post. One thing to bear in mind is that some element of subjectivity factors into the decision to include or not to include a movie despite my efforts...
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    1939 is said to have been the best year in the...

    1939 is said to have been the best year in the history of film. I have been sharing my on-going, perrennially revised cannon for decades now, and I have organized it according to year of world...
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    One addition to my personal canon of achievements...

    One addition to my personal canon of achievements in the art of film is a 13 minute film directed by Alain Resnais: Guernica (1951)
    It uses Picasso's "Guernica" and earlier works by the greatest...
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    I think I would put three other movies ahead of...

    I think I would put three other movies ahead of CRASH among my faves:
    DEAD RINGERS (1988)
    NAKED LUNCH (1991)
    SPIDER (2002)
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    I have the Masterpiece collection with 10 Blurays...

    I have the Masterpiece collection with 10 Blurays made for the European Market.
    I added Cronnenberg's amazing EASTERN PROMISES (2007)which mixes the gangster genre with a murder mystery where the...
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    I have a Kubrick Bluray boxset. It has an...

    I have a Kubrick Bluray boxset.
    It has an inferior image quality when compared with the 4k transfer you have.
    Maybe I splurge and I buy it anyway, since now finally I will have a top-of-the-line...
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