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The Twilight Zone Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Oops. I misread the 1-22 deadline as the nom...

Oops. I misread the 1-22 deadline as the nom deadline. My mistake! Oh well.
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The Twilight Zone Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
I love this idea!! It looks like my favorite...

I love this idea!! It looks like my favorite episodes have already been nominated, but I will go through the list and see if there is a hidden gem I can pick :)
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-05-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
Clearly that was my meaning :). Re the link, do...

Clearly that was my meaning :). Re the link, do you mean to the film or to its presence on the site?

The film is on Criterion if anyone is interested. It has some astonishing, visionary ideas in...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-05-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
Sorry to annoy you. I really enjoyed the film and...

Sorry to annoy you. I really enjoyed the film and have a lot more to say about it, but I didn't realize I needed to give a deep film analysis to ask a question about the site. Glad the expert is here...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-04-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
House (1977) - can't find it on the site

I've tried the Japanese title (Hansu) as well and can't find it under either. Is there a trick to doing it or is it just not here?

Amazing film, btw. Easily the most insane film I've ever seen -...
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26th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
I strongly considered joining but am watching a...

I strongly considered joining but am watching a bunch of films alongside a read of "Pictures at a Revolution" and have other tasks taking up my time. Sad, but this looks fun and as I've seen several...
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Important: Movie HALL of FAME Archives & Info
Posted By rbrayer
I'm interested. I've been looking for some time...

I'm interested. I've been looking for some time to watch more.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
Maybe because that's what we enjoy just like you...

Maybe because that's what we enjoy just like you enjoy popcorn flicks?
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-05-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Well, at least #2 and #1 were reasonable, even if I didn't have Seven Samurai on my list (great film, sure, but maybe my #4 Kurosawa). #2 was my #2 as well, so that's cool. Complete list follows:
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
I mean if they're classics then by definition...

I mean if they're classics then by definition that isn't true. There are older films that are bad for sure. Just because something is older doesn't make it better and just because something is newer,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
I think animation is much better suited for dream...

I think animation is much better suited for dream stories and that these two films are proof of that concept. I really enjoyed Inception, I just think Paprika is a much better film. Agree to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
All the MI movies are incredible. I've never seen...

All the MI movies are incredible. I've never seen one that didn't blow me away. I also love the John Wick films. As I said above, I think Inception is good but not great - it pales to Paprika.

I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
A bit. It's not great though. It's just a live...

A bit. It's not great though. It's just a live action Paprika without the heart. :).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

Depends on the blockbuster. Movies should absolutely be fun. There's a reason Ebert included Star Wars, Raiders, and Back to the Future in his Great Movies list. Movies do a lot of things and...
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-05-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Wow. Parasite, huh? Great movie but talk about recency bias... not on my list. Neither was the Seventh Seal, not even in the top 5 Bergman films. Yikes.
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-04-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Everyone wanted it to be their 1 pointer!

Everyone wanted it to be their 1 pointer!
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-04-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

OK - so I'm way behind due to vacation and other RL stuff, so here goes:

Other than Downfall, I've seen all of #5-18. Of that list, 6 were on my list and one was an unforgivable oversight (The...
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Re: 25th Hall of Fame

My ballot:

1. Vertigo
2. Bicycle Thieves
3. The Green Years
4. Chimes at Midnight
5. Les Miserables
6. American Movie
7. The Long Goodbye
8. About Elly
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Amazing! I'm now 2/2 in HOFs. I am going to...

Amazing! I'm now 2/2 in HOFs. I am going to retire undefeated... :)

Kidding, but I may take a break from #26. We'll see! Thanks to everyone for participating and especially to Citizen Rules for...
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Shocking. Far better than many films on this list.

Shocking. Far better than many films on this list.
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
I just posted the last one. It took awhile to...

I just posted the last one. It took awhile to write. Ballot incoming.
Replies: 917
25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Vertigo (1958) I saved the best for last. ...

Vertigo (1958)

I saved the best for last.

A few preliminary thoughts before getting into it.

I concede that I have a deep personal tie to this film. I first saw it in a library in college...
Forum: Movie Reviews 07-26-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

I've never seen Cinema Paradiso, but it's on my watch list. Ran is tremendous - in my top #5 Kurosawa. Another masterpiece. The single best adaptation of Lear. [Edit: Ran isn't on my list but it...
Forum: Movie Reviews 07-26-21
Replies: 2,027
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Another catch-up post.

I have never seen Das Boot or Oldboy though both are on my to-watch list.

Andrei Rublev is a great film but too long, has animal abuse, and in any event was not close to...
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Re: 25th Hall of Fame

Black KKKlansman (2018)

This is the second time I’ve seen this film and my impression hasn’t meaningfully changed. This is a fun, entertaining film that occasionally gets extremely serious, is...