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Forum: General Movie Discussion 06-14-18
Replies: 38
Poll: Poll: Favorite Film 2017
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Poll: Favorite Film 2017

My top 10 would probably be -

1) Phantom Thread
2) Call Me By Your Name
3) The Florida Project
4) Faces Places
5) Blade Runner 2049
6) The Lost City of Z
7) I, Tonya
8) Loveless
Forum: Movie Reviews 10-16-17
Replies: 17
Mother
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
If you have at the very least a basic knowledge...

If you have at the very least a basic knowledge of the bible, particularly Genesis, you should be able to work out the movie quite easily.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-16-17
Replies: 54
What's so great about The Social Network (2010)?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
The Social Network is not a documentary on Mark...

The Social Network is not a documentary on Mark Zuckerberg. David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin were clearly more interested in telling a story of a nineteen-year-old Harvard sophomore who eventually...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10-16-17
Replies: 72
Top 10 Scorsese pictures
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
1) Raging Bull 2) Taxi Driver 3) The King of...

1) Raging Bull
2) Taxi Driver
3) The King of Comedy
4) Goodfellas
5) Mean Streets
6) The Age of Innocence
7) The Last Temptation of Christ
8) Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
9) Hugo
10)...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 09-18-17
Replies: 26
Directors you want to get into
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Jia Zhangke is the most obvious one that comes to...

Jia Zhangke is the most obvious one that comes to mind.
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 09-14-17
Replies: 26
Why do people think directors shoot their films?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Why do people think directors shoot their films?

Most directors do not shoot their own films because they simply do not have the technical expertise to do so. A DoP is someone specifically trained in cinematography. It's the DoP who understands how...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-17
Replies: 49
PRETTIEST MOVIES
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Mother and Son (1997) ...

Mother and Son (1997)
https://magnoliaforever.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/mother-and-son1.jpg

The Thin Red Line (1998)
http://moviemezzanine.com/wp-content/uploads/thin-red-1.jpg

Eyes Wide...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-17
Replies: 49
PRETTIEST MOVIES
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Amacord (1973) ...

Amacord (1973)
https://theredlist.com/media/database/films/cinema/1970_1/amarcord-/023-amarcord-theredlist.jpg

Barry Lyndon (1975) ...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-17
Replies: 49
PRETTIEST MOVIES
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Here are a few that instantly come to mind (for...

Here are a few that instantly come to mind (for the time being I've only included color films, i'll create a separate post for black and white films) -

Black Narcissus (1947) ...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 09-12-17
Replies: 6
Spielberg's 'A.I.: Artificial Intelligence' discussion
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
I posted this a couple of weeks ago and I think...

I posted this a couple of weeks ago and I think it conveys my perspective quite well -
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-15-17
Replies: 7
What does the ending to A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) mean?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Unfortunately since its initial release, A.I. has...

Unfortunately since its initial release, A.I. has been plagued with discussions about which filmmaker, Kubrick or Spielberg, was responsible for which elements of the story, with critics and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-14-17
Replies: 3
Which movies are the biggest victim of Hype Backlash?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Which movies are the biggest victim of Hype Backlash?

The one I was quite surprised by was Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby (2004). When it was first released, it was almost universally acknowledged as one of the best studio pictures of the entire...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-14-17
Replies: 1,678
Most Overrated Movies
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Could you please elaborate on this? Kiarostami's...

Could you please elaborate on this? Kiarostami's films deal with some of the simplest of ideas and they explore them with a beauty and elegance that is quite frankly unparalleled in cinema. What...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 08-05-17
Replies: 41
Rank and Rate Coen Bros. Films
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
It really is quite shocking but my list looks...

It really is quite shocking but my list looks exactly like this, literally all 15 spots.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-27-17
Replies: 16
My Favorite movies of 2017 so far
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Here are my 10 favourite films so far - 1)...

Here are my 10 favourite films so far -

1) Faces Places
2) The Lost City of Z
3) Loveless
4) War for the Planet of the Apes
5) A Ghost Story
6) A Fantastic Woman
7) Moonlight
8) Get Out
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-27-17
Replies: 16
My Favorite movies of 2017 so far
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Baby Driver is the sort of film that you...

Baby Driver is the sort of film that you completely forget about 10 minutes after you leave the cinema. Well made for sure, but with no substance to cling on to so it just drifts by.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-27-17
Replies: 16
My Favorite movies of 2017 so far
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Not only is it worth watching, it's one of the...

Not only is it worth watching, it's one of the most thought-provoking and ambitious adventure films I've seen in a long time. Definitely worth a watch
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 07-27-17
Replies: 213
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017)
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017)

I do partly agree with Guaporense in that Hollywood has been guilty of portraying false images of both Germany and their opposition in the last few decades. If you look back at the films which came...
Replies: 1,246
Game of Thrones Season 7
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Game of Thrones Season 7

It seems to me that Little Finger signed his death warrant the moment he told Sansa his real intentions to sit on the Iron Throne. I can't see where they can take this character. I think he'll be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-24-17
Replies: 17
Has television creatively surpassed cinema?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
You're right but the ambitions are different....

You're right but the ambitions are different. Both are trying to captivate the audience in different ways.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-23-17
Replies: 17
Has television creatively surpassed cinema?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Has television creatively surpassed cinema?

With all due respect, your argument is quite frankly nonsense. Tell me, how many TV shows have you seen from other countries? You talk about independent cinema but how many TV shows have you seen...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-22-17
Replies: 36
What criteria do you use to evaluate movies
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: What criteria do you use to evaluate movies

Your question of "how one ought to evaluate art" actually cuts deep into the origins of art criticism itself because there is a rather annoying contradiction at its heart that's difficult to resolve....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-21-17
Replies: 25
True Historical Events You Think Would Make a Great Movie
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
There have been almost too many films focussing...

There have been almost too many films focussing on 9/11 as an isolated event in America's history and virtually no great films exploring the inspiration behind it and other such terror attacks. I...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 07-21-17
Replies: 213
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017)
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Your argument that "Nolan should have made a film...

Your argument that "Nolan should have made a film on X rather than Y" is as futile as it is self-defeating.

A film-maker is going to make a film on a subject matter that he/she feels a passion...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 07-20-17
Replies: 12
Where would you rate 1997 as a movie year?
Posted By Nameless_Paladin
Re: Where would you rate 1997 as a movie year?

It was probably the weakest year in one of the weakest decades for cinema.