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That elusive hide-and-seek cow is at it again
I did not get my list in time for this. I more or less had my 25 from a 36 count final, but in a panic I remembered from bed that the night was deadline. I grabbed my phone and loaded up the forums and found the list option wasn't available for mobile yet. I was too tired to boot up the PC, so I let it ride. Sorry for missing the opportunity for a tie =\ I've avoided the thread in lingering guilt and shame.
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I did not get my list in time for this. I more or less had my 25 from a 36 count final, but in a panic I remembered from bed that the night was deadline. I grabbed my phone and loaded up the forums and found the list option wasn't available for mobile yet. I was too tired to boot up the PC, so I let it ride. Sorry for missing the opportunity for a tie =\ I've avoided the thread in lingering guilt and shame.
Shame. Am still hopeful that Birdemic and Mall Cop 2 might make it even without your help though
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That elusive hide-and-seek cow is at it again
Shame. Am still hopeful that Birdemic and Mall Cop 2 might make it even without your help though

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Great pairing from my point of view!

Into the Spiderverse is one that I managed to see without having learned too much about it aside from a few remarks about it being good. It's more than good. It's funny and balances the drama and comedy and action in a way that the live-action Marvel films have mostly whiffed on for me. It's incredibly engaging visually and in terms of the character dynamics. All of the characters---even the villains--have understandable motivations. Plus it's just dang fun. I've seen it three times, I think, and I enjoy it every time. It was my #3. Dang, that's much higher than I remembered!

Portrait of a Lady on Fire didn't make my list, which kind of surprises me. I see that I had a different period romance on there (on that will definitely not make the countdown), so maybe that's why? Anyway, I thought it was pretty excellent on both a visual and story/character front. The examination of the power in watching and the power in being seen is something I'll be paying more attention to on my next viewing.



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Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a costume drama. i haven't been into costume dramas in quite awhile or romance either
It's so much more than a costume drama. I don't care about that genre generally, but this is an unmissable experience.
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46. Logan (2017, James Mangold) 134 points

For a franchise that hit and missed and downright fumbled, this was quite the impressive swan song/passing of the torch saga. Need to revisit this.




44. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh) 138 points

With a certain Coenesque style to it, this was a serious consideration for my List.




42. Dredd (2012, Pete Travis) 139 points

This was a complete surprise to me when I first saw it. Having very low expectations for a remake, only to be quite enamored with each rewatch.


My #6



40. True Grit (2010, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen) 144 points

At #17 in my Westerns List and a rare time when a remake stands above an endeared original from my childhood, the Coens do an amazing job (as they usually do) with the story and characters of Rooster Cogburn and young Mattie Ross. Adhering to the source material of author Charles Portis they bring forth the literal grit of the time. One I am continually returning to again and again.


My #4




39. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, James Gunn) 145 points


A favorite member of our Countless Rewatches that, well, just how often do we countlessly rewatch this? We watched this just last night, in fact, lol.

This really hits the marks for me across the board. Misfit losers who all lost families become one amidst Dance Offs, continually wanting to kill each other far more than everyone else looking to so, creating an instant fandom for its humor, action, characters, and the ability to touch the heartstrings ever so beautifully. [email protected] LOOOOVE this film!!




36. Sicario (2015, Denis Villeneuve) 156 points

IN-TENSE.

No, no, I don't think you heard me.

IN
TENSE



30. Incendies (2010, Denis Villeneuve) 178 points

Speaking of Denis Villeneuve, this is an exquisitely shot, powerful, mesmerizing film that, having experienced the harsh and final truth of it all going in completely blind, I am quite curious to revisit with that knowledge.

WARNING: " Speaking of that ending," spoilers below
As he read the words of Nawal to the father. And then, the beautiful words to the son. Very, VERY powerful.
One of contempt. The second; of love.
While the twins will have all kinds of issues to contend with, I think the son/father, having experienced the horrors of that time and becoming a tool of that horror, was able to find something beautiful that we all seek - a mother's love.
And that, my friends, is some very powerful stuff. Expressed in that final scene with him visiting her grave. The sorrowful peacefulness of it all.




28. The Avengers (2012, Joss Whedon) 180 points

From filing his chops on the The Vampire Killer TV series to toning it to fine art in Firefly, Josh Whedon nailed it when it came to the ballet of presenting an ensemble cast [email protected] delightfully.





27. Django Unchained (2012, Quentin Tarantino) 186 points

Ah, how I do so enjoy the serenity and peaceful tranquility of a Tarantino excursion.
A serious contender and one we enjoy revisiting.




Movies Seen 38 out of 76 (50%)
1. Upper Fifty
2. Jojo Rabbit (2012) #89
3. Lower Thirty, if at all
4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) #39
5. John Wick (2014) #48
6. True Grit (2010) #40
7. Upper Fifty
8. Hell or High Water (2016) #76
9. Unlikely
10. Upper Twenty
11. Mid Pack
12. Probably Not
13. The King's Speech (2010) #78
14. Upper Fifty
15. The Raid (2011) #100
16. Mid, maybe Upper Fifty
17. Mid Pack
18. The Revenant (2015) #53
19. Joker (2019) #60
20. Lower Fifty
21. Hopefully Places
22. Lower Fifty
23. Mid Pack
24. Mid Pack or Higher
25. A Royal Affair (2012) (One Pointer)


One Pointers Seen 7 out of 35 (20%)


Rectification List
86. 1917 (2019)
71. Ida (2013)
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24: Annihilation
23: Arrival
Annihilation was the first one that came to mind, but I thought "no way that's making it at this point", and then I go and guess Ragnarok. Go figure



Victim of The Night
Indeed. It certainly does feel like a fairly blunt costuming choice to have their default outfits throughout the film be red, white, and blue (to say nothing of how they clearly exist at different strata in the class system - noble, artisan, and labourer).
Interesting about the colors. I think, because the dress of import is striking green except when the imagined wedding dress is the dress of import, and Marianne sometimes wears beige, I overlooked that color-scheme. But the part about the class system was a major theme, I agree. Almost as if the perfect Socialist Utopia is but a fleeting dream that must eventually dissipate in the atmosphere of real life.