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Forum: General Movie Discussion 9 minutes ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
I guess I'm just a plebe who's only seen a few...

I guess I'm just a plebe who's only seen a few thousand films from the dawn of cinema to the present across dozens of cultures and been in active discussion about same for decades but is just a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11 minutes ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
Maybe so. It surprises me to hear you say that...

Maybe so.
It surprises me to hear you say that about Varda and Akerman. I've been on movie forums for 16 years and I never heard anyone talk about them til recently. I didn't even know Jeanne...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
I gotta say that my take on the female directors...

I gotta say that my take on the female directors is a lot different from what I'm seeing here.
My take is that now that we are actually considering films by female directors seriously for the first...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 hour ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
You're right, I think I'm conflating it with old...

You're right, I think I'm conflating it with old AFI lists where it remains in the top 3 American films ever made way ahead of many films on the Sight & Sound (literally 89+ spots ahead of Blade...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10 hours ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
I would submit that a lot of great films by...

I would submit that a lot of great films by female directors have become more available in the last decade due to streaming services and so a lot more are being considered. I mean, didn't only 14...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11 hours ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
I would say this, for me personally, about Cleo...

I would say this, for me personally, about Cleo From 5 to 7:
Once I finally saw it, my reaction was, "How has this not been considered one of the best films ever made all along? This is as good as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 11 hours ago
Replies: 62
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Wooley
I'm pretty happy with a lot of the list. Though...

I'm pretty happy with a lot of the list. Though I am a little surprised at some things that dropped off (Bride Of Frankenstein) and some things that have fallen so far (Metropolis, Casablanca).
I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 22 hours ago
Replies: 6,034
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Wooley
I just re-watched itMoM and I think it holds up...

I just re-watched itMoM and I think it holds up really well. I definitely like it more than I did the first few times I saw it, now that I am more fluent in both Horror films and Lovecraft.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 6,034
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Wooley
Absolutely. I'm a huge Lovecraft fan, I've read...

Absolutely.
I'm a huge Lovecraft fan, I've read every story and most of them 2, 3, even 4 or 5 times. I think Call Of Cthulhu was really cool for the approach they took, 1991's The Resurrected is a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Wooley
Also, sorry that I planted the seed that...

Also, sorry that I planted the seed that "derailed" the thread but I honestly think it's engendered an interesting discussion about what is Cinematic Heritage that is bigger than the one movie we...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Wooley
Well, I made a whole long argument about why the...

Well, I made a whole long argument about why the movie is good but that seemed to fall on deaf ears. No matter, to me, it still goes under Cinematic Heritage, not Work Of Art per se. But it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 29
What movies do you prefer alone at home?
Posted By Wooley
Almost all of them. I watch movies. I do not...

Almost all of them.
I watch movies. I do not do other shit while I watch movies. I do not talk during movies. I do not scroll through my phone. I don't miss one frame. I do not miss one sound. ...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 74,842
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Wooley
Yes. This is a movie I liked but had...

Yes.
This is a movie I liked but had reservations about when I was younger. There was so much about it to like but other things I took issue with. Oddly, as I got older the film just kept getting...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Wooley
I would say all of this is incredibly accurate.

I would say all of this is incredibly accurate.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 54
Genres you struggle with
Posted By Wooley
Haha! I learned to like "Shipoopi" (since The...

Haha! I learned to like "Shipoopi" (since The Music Man is not only my favorite musical outside of Rocky Horror, but one of my favorite movies, period), but I feel ya.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 54
Genres you struggle with
Posted By Wooley
Man, you are singin' my song.

Man, you are singin' my song.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 54
Genres you struggle with
Posted By Wooley
Despite being a huge Horror fan, I'm right there...

Despite being a huge Horror fan, I'm right there with you.
With a few exceptions, maybe one or two per year, I consider them... well, I just don't consider them.
Drives my friends crazy as they...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Wooley
I don't think, at all, that the shared universe...

I don't think, at all, that the shared universe of the corporate strategy are what make it unique, at least not in the main. The thing that makes The Avengers great, and yes it does draw on the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 174
Cinematic Heritage / True Works of Art
Posted By Wooley
Well, I'm down with all of this.

Well, I'm down with all of this.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 20
Movies You Really Like But Can Not Explain It?
Posted By Wooley
Well, Sneakers is just great. That's all there...

Well, Sneakers is just great. That's all there is to it.
Of course the trick is, why is it so great when it seems so simple?
But to answer that, we have to deconstruct and there's more pleasure in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 20
Movies You Really Like But Can Not Explain It?
Posted By Wooley
I actually do agree with crumbs on this one. I...

I actually do agree with crumbs on this one. I can or could with a little time to reflect on it, say why I liked any movie, I believe. But as has also been pointed out above, that is not always the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 74,842
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Wooley
I think this is the best acting by a male...

I think this is the best acting by a male ensemble cast I have ever seen, from Oldman (giving a master-class, probably the best performance of his career, IMO) to Hurt to Firth to Hinds to Toby Jones...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 54
Genres you struggle with
Posted By Wooley
Biopics. Not interested.

Biopics.
Not interested.
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
Replies: 6
My Spike Jonze Review Thread
Posted By Wooley
Nice.

Nice.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 76
Movies That You Found Offensive
Posted By Wooley
The pendulum must swing.

The pendulum must swing.