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Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 6 days ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
I didn't know there were different versions, to...

I didn't know there were different versions, to be honest. Apart from that there was an earlier film of the same name.
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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Floating Weeds

It took me a little while to get into this, but once I grasped who everyone was and got into the rhythm of it, I quite enjoyed this.

What I like most about Ozu films is the...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 14
The 93rd Annual Academy Awards (My Thoughts)
Posted By Thursday Next
So are some of the nominees this year,...

So are some of the nominees this year, probably... I can see that it's hard for people to get excited about awards for cinema in a year there has barely been any cinema. I know some of them are on...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 98
Movie Forums Top Foreign Language Films Countdown - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Thursday Next
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Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources count as two separate films.

I really don't think The Good the Bad and the Ugly should be eligible for the reasons Kaplan has outlined above.
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 1 week ago
Replies: 1,190
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame II
Posted By Thursday Next
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Well done, Suspect!

I hoped I'd do better than 8th, but at least I got one 1st place vote :D

I had so many good films picked for me, I feel bad that ones I really liked only got to 6th or 7th...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
Replies: 732
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
In general I agree with you; I'm only considering...

In general I agree with you; I'm only considering it because I'm finding it so hard to cut down my list any further!
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
Replies: 732
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
I find it can go either way. Sometimes films I...

I find it can go either way. Sometimes films I was impressed by or was emotionally affected by can lose power on a rewatch, but other films have grown on me the more I watch them.

Which probably...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
Replies: 732
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
I've just remembered that two of my favourite...

I've just remembered that two of my favourite foreign language movies - Purple Noon and Forbidden Games - are both directed by Rene Clement.

Also that I have not seen any of his other films.
...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
I will add Nobody Knows to my watchlist. ...

I will add Nobody Knows to my watchlist.

Undecided whether to impose a one film per director rule on myself for my foreign language list. It might help me cut it down to 25 but how do I pick just...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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The Tin Drum

This is based on a book by Gunter Grass, which I read a long time ago but couldn't remember much about, apart from the beginning and the eels in the horses's head.

It's a...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 2 weeks ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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What is recency bias, really? Why does it apply to new films, but not to old films that you only watched recently?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 63,650
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Thursday Next
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Palm Springs (2020)

I didn't think I was going to like this when it started out, but it grew on me. An interesting take on the time loop rom-com premise. I would have ended it a scene earlier...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
Replies: 98
Movie Forums Top Foreign Language Films Countdown - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Thursday Next
That is an interesting and unusual case! I think...

That is an interesting and unusual case! I think if they were filmed and released as foreign language movies, they are eligible. If people choose to watch the English versions and then vote for them,...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
Replies: 98
Movie Forums Top Foreign Language Films Countdown - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Thursday Next
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We now have 10 lists submitted with just under 2 months to go. There have been 198 films nominated in total so far. The current top 3 films are all on 4 ballots each. There are 30 films which have 25...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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Movie Forums Top Foreign Language Films Countdown - Preliminary Thread
Posted By Thursday Next
I'm not familiar with the movie but imdb has the...

I'm not familiar with the movie but imdb has the language listed as French, which would make it eligible.

I can't (and wouldn't want to) police whether people are watching dubbed versions (same...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 weeks ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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I had World on Wire on my watchlist but dropped it down because I thought it was a TV series.
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 weeks ago
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The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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I liked A Man Escaped when I saw it. I didn't nominate it for anyone though.

@CitizenRules I picked The Earrings of Madame de... for you as I believe you liked Letter From an Unknown Woman.

...
Forum: Ongoing Tournaments & Brackets 4 weeks ago
Replies: 1,190
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame II
Posted By Thursday Next
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All of that is pretty much how I feel about The Breakfast Club. Except the bit about being in high school recently.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-30-21
Replies: 63,650
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Thursday Next
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Pieces of a Woman (2020)

Sad topic and unlikable characters don't make for much of an enjoyable watch.

3

Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)

This Taiwanese teen almost-love story starts...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 03-30-21
Replies: 16
So glad to see this place thriving
Posted By Thursday Next
Good to see you! Why not join in our foreign...

Good to see you! Why not join in our foreign language film countdown (https://www.movieforums.com/community/showthread.php?t=63464).
Replies: 732
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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The Marriage of Maria Braun

I thought this was good. I really liked the look of it, which has always been one of the main attractions of Fassbinder films for me.

That Maria is a metaphor as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-29-21
Replies: 63,650
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Thursday Next
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The Trial of the Chicago Seven (2020)

Solid courtroom movie, slickly made with a whole raft of good actors. There were a lack of interesting grey areas though and the ending was pure cheese.

3.5
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 03-29-21
Replies: 9
Poll: Oscar's Best Original Screenplay 2021
Posted By Thursday Next
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How much of it is adapted from records of the actual trial, though?
Replies: 732
The Personal Recommendation Hall of Fame III: Foreign Language Edition
Posted By Thursday Next
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Day for Night

Films about films can be really interesting, and this one delves into the filmmaking process quite a lot – I felt like I learned a lot, even though it was fictional! I didn’t...