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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:53 am 
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Location: Somewhere between here and there
1. Damsels in Distress - Stillman (first new movie I've truly enjoyed in years)
2. Cosmopolis - Cronenberg
3. Cabin in the Woods - Goddard
4. Killer Joe - Friedkin
5. Paranorman - Butler
6. The Loneliest Planet - Loktev (despite significant reservations, I find this an interesting failure)
7. The Grey - Carnahan
8. Take This Waltz - Polley
9. Looper - Johnson
10. Casa de mi Padre - Piedmont

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:13 pm 
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1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. The Master
3. Django Unchained
4. Haywire
5. Lincoln
6. Coriolanus
7. Looper
8. ParaNorman
9. Brave
10. Avengers

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:41 pm 
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1. The Master
2. Holy Motors
3. Moonrise Kingdom
4. It's Such a Beautiful Day
5. Looper
6. Zero Dark Thirty
7. Damsels in Distress
8. Cabin in the Woods
9. Wreck-it Ralph
10. 21 Jump Street

Physically Hurt Me Not to Include: Django Unchained, Cloud Atlas, Lincoln, The Loneliest Planet, The Avengers, Haywire, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, Magic Mike

Just Missed the List: Argo, Killing Them Softly, Premium Rush, Seven Psychopaths, Silver Linings Playbook, Flight, Beasts of the Southern Wild, John Carter, Brave

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:32 am 
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Location: East of Shanghai
1. 5 Broken Cameras
2. Zero Dark Thirty
3. Moonrise Kingdom
4. Teddy Bear
5. Barbara
6. Lincoln
7. Putin’s Kiss
8. Argo
9. Margin Call
10. Tabu

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:24 pm 
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Location: Indiana
1. The Grey
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Seven Psychopaths
4. Skyfall
5. The Dark Knight Rises
6. Argo
7. Prometheus
8. Sleepwalk With Me
9. Haywire
10. Goon

Also, Jeff, Who Lives At Home.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Location: Atlanta
1. This Must Be the Place (Sorrentino)
2. Un été brûlant (Garrel)
3. It May Be That Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve - Masao Adachi (Grandrieux)
4. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Ferrara)
5. Marriage Material (Swanberg)

Also seen: Game Change (Roach), General Orders No. 9 (Persons)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:05 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:00 pm
1. Haywire
2. On the Ice

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:04 am 
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Joined: Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:34 am
Location: Portland, OR
1. Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold)
2. It's Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt)
3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
4. The Deep Blue Sea (Terrence Davies)
5. Holy Motors (Léos Carax)
6. Amour (Michael Haneke)
7. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
8. Un amour de jeunesse (Mia Hansen-Løve)
9. I Wish (Hirokazu Koreeda)
10. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
11. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)

Bernie (Richard Linklater)
Goodbye (Mohammed Rasoulof)
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Lotkev)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh)
The Miners' Hymns (Bill Morrison)
ParaNorman (Chris Butler)
Surviving Life (Jan Švankmajer)
This is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi)
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)
Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen)

Also seen: Anna Karenina, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Brave, Cabin in the Woods, Django Unchained, Elles, John Carter (of Mars), Killer Joe (partial viewing), The Master, Prometheus, Samsara, Silver Linings Playbook

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:00 am 
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1. Haywire

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Location: Portland, OR
Not gonna bother figuring out what year they belong to. Films I've seen in the theater this year:

1) The Turin Horse (Tarr)
2) The Skin I Live In (Almodovar)
3) Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
4) Carnage (Polanski)
5) Damsels in Distress (Stillman)
6) A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg)
7) Surviving Life (Svankmajer)
8) Martha Marcy May Marlene (Durkin)
9) Pina (Wenders)
10) Prometheus (Scott)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:54 pm 
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The Cabin in the Woods
The Deep Blue Sea
Holy Motors
Kill List
Magic Mike
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy
The Turin Horse
Zero Dark Thirty

good enough that I wish they were better:

The Grey
Premium Rush
Safe House

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:02 pm 

Joined: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:53 pm
Location: Estonia
21 Jump Street
The Raid: Redemption
We Need to Talk About Kevin
De rouille et d'os
Dans la maison

The Ides of March
The Descendents
A Cat in Paris
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Take Shelter
Puss in Boots
A Dangerous Method
Margin Call
American Reunion
Titanic 3D
Pirates! Band of Misfits
The Cabin in the Woods
The Help
The Avengers
The Dictator
Vasaku jala reede
Game Change
Une Estonienne à Paris
Premium Rush
On the Road
Ruby Sparks
Safety Not Guaranteed

The Iron Lady
The Artist
War Horse
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Hunger Games
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Kõik muusikud on kaabakad

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:00 pm 

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1. 4:44 Last Day on Earth, Abel Ferrara
2. Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
3. Margaret (extended cut), Kenneth Lonergan
4. Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh
5. [i]You Instead
, David Mackenzie
6. Book chon bang hyang[/i], Hong Sang-soo
7. Un été brûlant, Philippe Garrel
8. Perfect Sense, David Mackenzie
9. Les adieux à la reine, Benoît Jacquot
10. Damsels in Distress, Whit Stillman

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:27 pm 

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Amour (Haneke)
Tabu (Gomes)
The Master (P.T. Anderson)
Moonrise Kingdom (W. Anderson)
Holy Motors (Carax)
Argo (Affleck)
Like Someone in Love (Kiarostami)
The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan)
The Hunger Games (Ross)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:44 pm 

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1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. Life of Pi
3. Wuthering Heights
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Damsels in Distress
6. Les Miserables
7. Killer Joe
8. Bernie
9. Sound of my Voice
10. On the Road

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:57 pm 
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1- Shame (masterpiece)
2- Declaration of war (Valérie Donzelli, almost masterpiece)
3- Dans la maison (Ozon)
4- Después de Lucía (Michel Franco, México)
6- In Darkness (A.Holland)
7- Barbara
8. Rust and Bone
9. Skyfall
10- The descendants

AWFUL: Untouchables, Monsieur Lazar, Cosmopolis, Bel Ami, My week with Marilyn, War Horse, Woody Allen's trip to Rome, Pixar's Brave .

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 2:44 pm 
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1 - The Cabin in the Woods - 10/10
2 - Moonrise Kingdom - 10/10
3 - Lincoln - 10/10
4 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 10/10 (Extended Edition and Theatrical)
5 - Life of Pi - 10/10
6 - Les Misérables - 9/10
7 - Skyfall - 9/10
8 - Django Unchained - 9/10
9 - Argo - 9/10
10 - The Avengers - 9/10

Other films seen:

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - 3/10
The Amazing Spider-Man - 8/10
Amour - 9/10
Beasts of the Southern Wild - 5/10
The Bourne Legacy - 7/10
Casa de mi Padre - 8/10
Casting By - 7/10
Cloud Atlas - 9/10
The Dark Knight Rises - 8/10
Dark Shadows - 4/10
Dredd - 7/10
56 Up - 9/10
Frances Ha - 7/10
The Grey - 7/10
Here Comes the Boom - 6/10
Hotel Transylvania - 7/10
The Hunger Games - 7/10
Jack Reacher - 6/10
John Carter - 5/10
Looper - 7/10
Men in Black 3 - 7/10
Much Ado About Nothing - 7/10
Nitro Circus: The Movie - 5/10
No - 9/10
ParaNorman - 6/10
The Pirates! Band of Misfits - 6/10
Premium Rush - 7/10
Prometheus - 8/10
Red Tails - 5/10
Robot & Frank - 7/10
Room 237 - 6/10
Rust and Bone - 6/10
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed - 5/10
Save Your Legs! - 6/10
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6/10
Silver Linings Playbook - 7/10
Snow White and the Huntsman - 4/10
To Rome with Love - 5/10
Total Recall - 6/10
To the Wonder - 9/10
Trouble with the Curve - 5/10
21 Jump Street - 8/10
The Woman in Black - 8/10
Wreck-It Ralph - 7/10
Zero Dark Thirty - 8/10

Updated 7/6/17

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Top Ten:

1. The Words
2. Flight
3. The Master
4. To Rome With Love
5. Moonrise Kingdom
6. Not Fade Away
7. Silver Linings Playbook
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
9. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Good: Frankenweenie

Okay: Anna Karenina, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Holy Motors, Smashed

Not Okay: The Cabin in the Woods, Damsels in Distress, Dark Shadows, Django Unchained, Girl Model, Killer Joe, Seven Psychopaths,

Bad: Beyond the Black Rainbow, Gone, Hitchcock, Men in Black III, The Paperboy, Skyfall, Twixt

Anna Karenina (The design of this film is very much like a 1970's/80's European film shot at Cinecitta - proudly artificial and flamboyantly stylized, akin to Amarcord or Moon in the Gutter. The first 30 minutes of this is entirely style-over-substance, using Tolstoy only as an armature for the director to demonstrate his abounding directorial talents. And I was with it 110% - the opening is great. But then somewhere along the line the style goes from an 11 to a 3 and the source material takes over, leaving us stranded with a so-so Tolstoy adaptation that ends up feeling like a lot of dead weight. This film needed to either ditch Tolstoy altogether or attempt a straight & faithful adaptation - instead it's caught in the middle and doesn't work.)
Argo (I found this to be OK but incredibly overrated: thinly-drawn supporting characters, a largely cold & clinical look/tone [which made the Hollywood scenes jarring to me rather than providing an interesting contrast to the main plight, the latter of which was probably the intention], boring direction. On the plus side it is an interesting true story & the dramatic situation pays off, but the filmmaking itself wasn't compelling to me.)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (as a fantasy about a child I can appreciate it on an ephemeral level, but I didn't find anything of great significance here & personally the shaky cam gave me a headache)
Beyond the Black Rainbow (potentially intriguing, experimental material fit for a 15-minute film is padded & elongated to 100 minutes with a surprise descent into slasher movie territory then absolute absurdity for the finale - any isolated scene in this film is probably interesting until the finale, but the total of their multiplication is a bore)
The Cabin in the Woods (Post-modern, horror junk food, Grand Guignol zaniness - sadly, it all went through me faster than a candy bar & why is there so much CGI in this, where are the practical effects? Soundtrack was lame, too.)
Damsels in Distress (Weird and random and not particularly good. It also doesn't resemble Whit Stillman's previous films, all of which I liked. I admire the lack of realism and sort of admired the fairly unique [if alienating and irritating] quirkiness, but by the end randominity truly takes over, the final scene being the worst example of it. The golden, dreamy On Golden Pond-looking visual aesthetic was also a weird bit of direction. I loved Analeigh Tipton, though.)
Dark Shadows (To quote Tim Lucas, this "dispenses with the most compelling story it has to tell before the credits roll." The prologue Lucas writes of then gives way to a lovely, silencing main title sequence that has the best use of a pre-existing song in a film I saw this year. This opening promises something very neat and haunting. But what follows is - so strangely - not only a "comedy" but an an awfully lame attempt at another Addams Family. This is incredibly inappropriate direction not only following the tone of the opening scenes, but this approach doesn't respect the fact that the original show was a daytime soap opera. And the jokes simply didn't work and since the film was (strangely) intended as a comedy, that's that. Worst of all, after the excellent use of "Knights in White Satin" for the main title, the rest of the needle dropping is lazy, uninspired, and annoying, and takes numerous opportunities away from Danny Elfman to score some of the film's more energetic scenes. Something went wrong here. At least Bella Heathcote is extraordinarily radiant, but she deserves better material.)
Django Unchained (Inglourious Basterds was amazing, and I heard in this film Tarantino does for slavery what he did for Nazism, but in every way this is inferior. I did like the first half quite a lot, but the second half is such a disaster that it ruins the film: the plot seemed more and more poorly motivated & slack and the violence (even for Tarantino) was mindless, and we have eight different endings before the final scene. Tarantino is capable of balancing camp and deadly seriousness, but that combination didn't work here. I did love the soundtrack.)
Flight (Magnificent, often truly harrowing, and deeply moving. Wonderfully written, performed. Perhaps my favorite Robert Zemeckis film.)
Frankenweenie (A grotesque black comedy that I almost can't imagine being comfortably digested by kids. I love that it's in b&w, and I'm surprised that the filmmakers got away with that [even with Tim Burton having power and the fact that the original short film was in b&w]. The original 30 minute film is better and lacks this new version's forced insertion of "life lesson" moments. This new version has also elongated the story to contain lengthy homages to '50s monster movies, Vincent Price, and Universal's Frankenstein, and while all of that is neat it's completely superfluous. It look great and I enjoyed some of the gags and details, but by the end I just didn't think this new script was good enough to justify the tremendously hard work that undoubtedly went into making this film.)
Girl Model (a strange documentary juxtaposing two stories: one is about a wealthy & morally corrupt model scout with a hairy cyst growing in her stomach [!] and the other is about a 13 year-old Eastern European model winning a cringe-inducing beauty contest and subsequently getting signed to - and ultimately being treated poorly by - a Japanese modeling agency. The second thread makes a lot of sense to me as a documentary as it deals with one of the most deeply serious and solemn issues in an industry I work in. However, the marriage of both threads - odd enough to begin with - takes a turn for ridiculous when the model scout undergoes an operation to remove the cyst, and from there the juxtaposition seemed so confused and meaningless & once I figured out that the cyst removal was being equated to the model's bad experience... well, you get the idea. Even the model this film keeps cutting back to thinks this is a lousy film.)
Gone (Awful. Awful. Awful.)
Hitchcock (There's absolutely nothing interesting about the marriage strains of Alfred Hitchcock and Alma Reville, certainly not enough to have warranted 3/4 of a motion picture, so the main plot gets very tiresome early on. Alma's friendship with the screenwriter fares even worse. Both threads were reasonably inconsequential & not believable and took time away from the real focus which should've been the production of Psycho. The very worst thing about this, however, was the AWFUL "Ed Gein randomly showing up" schtick (think of Bogart showing up to Woody Allen in "Play It Again, Sam," except here it's deadly serious and suggests - of all things - that Hitchcock wanted to kill people in real life or something), which was just strange & inappropriately creepy & confusing & what were they thinking? Much of the script felt dishonest to me, too, and the finale is just a joke if you know anything about Hitchcock's obsession with 'Tippi' Hedren a couple years later. What remains are about ten minutes of neat scenes about filmmaking, which are not enough to save it. James D'Arcy gives a brilliantly spot-on imitation of Anthony Perkins, but he's only on-screen for maybe four minutes and the script's characterization of 1960-era Perkins is also crushingly dishonest. Danny Elfman's score is okay, at least, but even that should've been better. Nothing really came together here.)
Holy Motors (Quirky and rather Bunuelian, but I didn't think it had cumulative power. The stuff that works was interesting & the entire cast is down to do some really bizarre stuff, but it was perhaps just a bit too weird for me to be honest.)
Killer Joe (I like Friedkin's shot selections and I enjoyed how the editing broke the 180 rule in weird places, but toward the end the material itself becomes a bit too much to stomach.)
The Master
Men in Black III (had I been able to fall asleep the night I started this I most certainly would've bailed. Lots of annoying, irritating things in this that I won't bother to get into here.)
Moonrise Kingdom (I can't get behind those calling this one of the greatest movies ever made, but it's certainly a very neat & visually beautiful retro fantasia, and the opening sequence has the best use of music in a movie this year.)
Not Fade Away (This came and went while it was in theaters and I regret having passed on it due to some exceptionally lukewarm word of mouth. It's a profound work, the universal story of a solid small town band in the 1960s who had every intention of becoming as big as The Rolling Stones. There are countless, innumerable parallels here to my own father's story [who was the same age as the characters in this movie, though his fate in music was different], and I imagine this is the story of many, many, many bands - now and then. That this is a work infused with references to The Twilight Zone and Antonioni, with a visual style akin to Gordon Willis' best work, and featuring the extraordinarily radiant Bella Heathcote, only makes it better. I didn't care for the very, very ending, but the final scene overall [until the aforementioned very, very end] is filled with brilliant Blow-Up-esque symbolism that I believe would make Antonioni very flattered.)
The Paperboy (Fourth-rate pulp that takes itself waaaaaaaaaaaay too seriously. I live for this sort of material and this film does a great job fucking it up.)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Breathtaking in its evocation of adolescent feelings. I only wish the seniors in this film had been my friends when I was in high school.)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (parts of it are too silly, but I was strangely quite moved by the ending and have found the whole thing to be surprisingly resonant.)
Seven Psychopaths (A black comedy and a cast that's up for it, but I wasn't very moved by this one way or another. Sam Rockwell was something, though.)
Side by Side (the denouncement of this doc is basically, "film's dying, you can't save it, it sucks but you're stuck with digital & you know, if you can't beat em, join 'em," which isn't a terrific message to send out. I did enjoy Keanu Reeves as the interviewer (he's clearly among the most "pro-film" people on display here), and it's basically well-researched, but I think it was a great big mistake for a film about FILM to linger so long on Lucas, Cameron, Lynch, and the Wachowskis - they were all ready to give up shooting on film as soon as digital moved in so who cares what they have to say about the matter? Digital is great, but isn't this doc about saving celluloid?)
Silver Linings Playbook (a lovely film, and another great Bradley Cooper performance)
Smashed (an unexceptional indie comedy/drama with a brilliant lead performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Had this performance been in a more exceptional movie, she'd have easily won Best Actress.)
Skyfall (If you ever wanted to watch a boring, anti-hero, politically correct Bond film, then good news! Ditch the 1950s/60s men's magazine aspect of the franchise and along with the end of the Cold War and John Barry's death these films have no business being made anymore. Also, I don't know if outrunning flames was ever a good idea, but it's been done so many times now in movies that they should ban it. Also bad, and always the sign that you've run out of ideas, is that the bad guy has attacked his agency's home base. I have no problem calling this the worst Bond film ever made.)
To Rome With Love (This has become one of Woody Allen's most underrated films.)
Twixt (the average episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? had more appealing aesthetics than anything here. There's some OK elements in the script but after the first act the unfortunately awful & tawdry visuals take over and the whole thing looks and feels awkward, and it gets worse. Tetro was one of the best films I've ever seen and this is a huge, huge, huge, MASSIVE step back. I still love Coppola though so I'll stop there. I did like Elle Fanning's performance, so there's that.)
The Words (Why 80% negative reviews? Why no Oscars? Why is this not considered a masterpiece? Where's the Criterion? I loved, loved this to no end. Absorbing and tragic, with not one, not two, but six wonderful leading and supporting performances. Bradley Cooper is wonderful. It's also well-shot & with a lovely, somber score. The ambiguity was silencing and moving, and there are so many layers. It requires a book-length analysis... and I don't say that about very many films.)

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:27 am 
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1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. ParaNorman

Pretty dreadful year for movies.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:33 am 
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1. The Cabin in the Woods (Goddard) 9/10
2. The Master (Anderson) 8.5/10
3. Zero Dark Thirty (Bigelow) 8.5/10
4. Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson) 8/10
5. Skyfall (Mendes) 8/10
6. Holy Motors (Carax) 8/10
7. Django Unchained (Tarantino) 8/10
8. Looper (Johnson) 8/10
9. Dredd (Travis) 8/10
10. Killer Joe (Friedkin) 8/10

Honorable Mentions: Haywire (Soderbergh) 8/10, Seven Psychopaths (McDonagh) 7.5/10, 21 Jump Street (Lord and Miller) 7.5/10, Wreck it Ralph (Moore) 7.5/10, Killing Them Softly (Dominik) 7/10, Silent House (Kentis and Lau) 7.5/10, Cosmopolis (Cronenberg) 7.5/10, The Impossible (Bayona) 7.5/10

Enjoyed: The Grey (Carnahan) 7/10, End of Watch (Ayer) 6.5/10, Promethesus (Scott) 6.5/10, Paranorman (Butler, Fell) 6.5/10, Silver Linings Playbook (Russell) 6.5/10, Ted (MacFarlane) 5.5/10, Pitch Perfect (Moore) 6.5/10, Hunger Games (Ross) 5/10

The S**t List: The Amazing Spider-man (Webb) 4/10, The Dictator (Charles/Baron Cohen) 4/10, The Campaign (Roach) 3/10, Dark Knight Rises (Nolan) 4/10

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:04 am 
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1. The Grey
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Zero Dark Thirty
4. Master
5. Looper
6. Cloud Atlas
7. Django Unchained
8. Lincoln
9. Argo
10. Magic Mike

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:45 pm 
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1 Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
2 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara)
3 The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
4 Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley)
5 Bernie (Richard Linklater)
6 Looper (Rian Johnson)
7 Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
8 Sound of My Voice (Zal Batmanglij)
9 Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)
10 The Comedy (Rick Alverson)

HONOURABLE MENTION: Killer Joe (William Friedkin), Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams), Your Sister's Sister (Lynn Shelton), Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh), Savages (Oliver Stone), The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson), 21 Jump Street (Chris Lord & Phil Miller), The Grey (Joe Carnahan), Haywire (Steven Soderbergh), Wanderlust (David Wain)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:15 am 
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Never do one of these as I'm always so behind on contemporary cinema. I'm trying to change that this year, so might as well start this year too, right?

1. Reconversão
2. The Comedy
3. Holy Motors
4. Moonrise Kingdom
5. Damsels in Distress
6. The Do-Deca-Pentathlon
7. Django Unchained
8. The Master
9. Killer Joe
10. The Color Wheel

Enjoyed, but not top ten material: 21 Jump Street, The Campaign, Dark Shadows, The Day He Arrives, Frankenweenie, G.L.O.W.: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Indie Game: The Movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Killing The Softly, Klown, Looper, Norwegian Wood, The Secret World of Arrietty, Sister

Also seen, but not my cup of tea: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Man with the Iron Fists. Margaret (Extended Cut), Pitch Perfect, Seven Psychopaths, Ted

Worst Goddamn movie I've seen in years: Savages

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1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Rampart
3. Prometheus
4. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
5. The Avengers

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:01 pm 
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as of 12/31/13

1. A Late Quartet
2. To the Wonder
3. Frances Ha
4. The War
5. Holy Motors
6. The Master
7. Moonrise Kingdom
8. The Paperboy
9. In Another Country
10. Fat Kid Rules the World

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