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Forum: Movie Reviews 05-26-24
Replies: 1,903
The MoFo Top 100 Film Noir Countdown
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Film Noir Countdown

my list:

1. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
2. The Wrong Man (1956)
3. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
4. Pickup on South Street (1953)
5. Out of the Past (1947)
6. Double Indemnity (1944)
7. The...
Forum: Movie Reviews 05-26-24
Replies: 2,244
The MoFo Top 100 Neo-noir Countdown
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Neo-noir Countdown

my list:
1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. Mulholland Drive (2001)
3. No Country for Old Men (2007)
4. Se7en (1995)
5. The Long Goodbye (1973)
6. The Conversation (1974)
7. Le SamouraÔ (1967)
8....
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 05-04-24
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-08-24
Replies: 2,244
The MoFo Top 100 Neo-noir Countdown
i love the hustler but it didnít cross my mind as...

i love the hustler but it didnít cross my mind as neo-noir while i was making my list. it wouldíve been #8 if it had. purple noon also slipped my mind but had i thought of it, it likely wouldíve...
Forum: Movie Reviews 03-05-24
Replies: 2,244
The MoFo Top 100 Neo-noir Countdown
i do like that movie, but it wasnít in...

i do like that movie, but it wasnít in consideration for my list.

the american friend is very good, although i donít remember many details about it. certainly wouldíve made my top 40-50.
Forum: Movie Reviews 02-13-24
Replies: 303
The MoFo Top Film Noir Countdown - Preliminary Thread
working on my list as we speak. one question: has...

working on my list as we speak. one question: has there been any ruling on orson wellesí Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report)? itís listed as noir on imdb but the opening section of its wiki makes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-30-23
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-20-23
Replies: 48
Harmony Korine
Re: Harmony Korine

as annoying as he can be at times, in my eyes he’s maybe the most exciting filmmaker working today. spring breakers is the best film of the last twenty years. love julien donkey-boy and the beach...
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-11-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

my list:

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
2. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
3. Casablanca (1942)
4. The Thin Red Line (1998)
5. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
7. The...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 10-10-23
Replies: 391
Poll: Vote on the next countdown (Oct. 2023)
iím in favor of a 90s redo personally, as i think...

iím in favor of a 90s redo personally, as i think it would be drastically different from last time. speaking for myself, i would be surprised if my list today has more than five films in common with...
Forum: Movie Reviews 09-27-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
from the near-miss list, i had where eagles dare...

from the near-miss list, i had where eagles dare at #5. caught it randomly on TCM one year on memorial day (back-to-back with the dirty dozen) and it was one of the most riveting things i had ever...
Forum: Movie Reviews 09-24-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

casablanca is perfect, obviously. i had it at #3, followed by the thin red line at #4.

i know the dirty dozen is still widely considered a classic, but if anything it's become underrated these...
Forum: Movie Reviews 09-12-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
plenty of good movies since i last commented....

plenty of good movies since i last commented. rome, open city, underground, waltz with bashir, hacksaw ridge, jojo rabbit, fail-safe, and sergeant york are all very solid movies that i didn't...
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 08-25-23
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-23-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
a matter of life and death couldíve been my #11,...

a matter of life and death couldíve been my #11, but it had been a while since iíd seen it and i couldnít remember how much war was actually in it. it wasnít listed as a war film on letterboxd so i...
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-11-23
Replies: 2,790
The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Re: The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown

i watched the burmese harp for the group watch thread and loved it enough to put it at #10 on my list. such a lovely film.

the long voyage home was my one-pointer. very stirring and underrated...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 08-05-23
Replies: 10
Glenda Jackson RIP
yeah canít believe i hadnít heard about this. i...

yeah canít believe i hadnít heard about this. i always thought it was strange that one of the most awarded actresses of all time was just quietly still alive and putting out work and yet nobody ever...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-29-23
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 06-10-23
Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-01-23
Replies: 11
RIP Gordon Lightfoot
saw him perform live last september and he...

saw him perform live last september and he definitely seemed like an 83-year-old man trying his best but it was still a lovely experience. his voice was basically the soundtrack to my senior year of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 05-03-23
Replies: 108
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 50 Best Films of the 21st Century
i mean, the fact is that a more intelligent,...

i mean, the fact is that a more intelligent, nuanced argument simply wouldn't aggravate me enough to provoke a response. these are just posts on a message board, not firing line with william f....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-30-23
Replies: 108
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 50 Best Films of the 21st Century
i agree it was quite easy, but that's on Siddon...

i agree it was quite easy, but that's on Siddon for making the worst incarnation of the argument.

the fact remains that it's absurd to argue that these listmakers are "woke" enough to push their...
Forum: Movie Reviews 04-30-23
Replies: 664
Movie Forums Top 100 War Movies - Group Watch
loved the burmese harp. there may be war movies...

loved the burmese harp. there may be war movies that are more effectively anti-war, but precious few contain as much humanity. if i was watching this with someone else i wouldíve high-fived them when...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-29-23
Replies: 108
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 50 Best Films of the 21st Century
i'm sure this is a rehash of many things that...

i'm sure this is a rehash of many things that have been said but i just can't get over the idea that a film's social/political valence is somehow irrelevant to its quality and to suggest otherwise is...