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Postby Zahveed » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:06 pm

I wish I could see that many films.
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Postby Sabin » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:13 pm

****
1. WALL*E (dir. Andrew Stanton)
2. Reprise (dir. Joachim Trier)
3. Let the Right One In (dir. Tomas Alfredson) (NEW)
4. Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman) (NEW)
5. Chop Shop (dir. Ramin Bahrani)

***1/2
6. Paranoid Park (dir. Gus Van Sant)
7. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan)
8. Milk (dir. Gus Van Sant) (NEW)
9. Happy-Go-Lucky (dir. Mike Leigh) (NEW)
10. Burn After Reading (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
11. The Wrestler (dir. Darren Aronofsky) (NEW)
12. Rachel Getting Married (dir. Jonathan Demme) (NEW)
13. A Christmas Tale (dir. Arnaud Desplechin) (NEW)
14. The Band's Visit (dir. Eran Kolirin)
15. Iron Man (dir. Jon Favreau)
16. In Bruges (dir. Martin McDonagh)
17. Man on Wire (dir. James Marsh) (NEW)
18. Waltz with Bashir (dir. Ari Folman) (NEW)

***
19. Shotgun Stories (dir. Jeff Nichols)
20. Son of Rambow (dir. Garth Jennings)
21. The Incredible Hulk (dir. Louis Leterrier) (more like ***1/2 for everything up to the big fight at the end, and then a rapid plummet)
22. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (dir. Guillermo Del Toro)
23. Frost/Nixon (dir. Ron Howard) (NEW)
24. Role Models (dir. David Wain) (NEW)
25. Be Kind, Rewind (dir. Michel Gondry)

**1/2
26. Doubt (dir. John Patrick Shanley) (NEW)
27. Cloverfield (dir. Matt Reeves)
28. Roman de Gare (dir. Claude Lelouch)
29. The Visitor (dir. Tom McCarthy) (NEW)
30. Slumdog Millionaire (dir. Danny Boyle) (NEW)
31. Tropic Thunder (dir. Ben Stiller) (NEW)
32. Zach and Miri Make a Porno (dir. Kevin Smith) (NEW)
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (dir. Nick Stoller) (NEW)
34. Wendy and Lucy (dir. Kelly Reichardt) (NEW)
35. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (dir. David Fincher) (NEW)
36. Changeling (dir. Clint Eastwood) (NEW)
37. Frozen River (dir. Courtney Hunt) (NEW)
38. Revolutionary Road (dir. Sam Mendes) (NEW)
39. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (dir. Peter Sollett)
40. Boarding Gate (dir. Olivier Assayas) (NEW)
41. 21 (dir. Robert Luketic)
42. 007: Quantum of Solace (dir. Marc Forster) (NEW)
43. Hancock (dir. Peter Berg)

**
44. Gran Torino (dir. Clint Eastwood) (NEW)
45. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (dir. Alex Hornridge - and will somebody please fuck this guy?) (NEW)
46. The Fall (dir. Tarsem)
47. My Blueberry Nights (dir. Wong Kar-wai)
48. Baby Mama (dir. Michael McCullens)
49. W. (dir. Oliver Stone) (NEW)

*1/2
50. Vicky Christina Barcelona (dir. Woody Allen)
51. Pineapple Express (dir. David Gordon Green)
52. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (dir. Steven Spielberg)

ONE STAR BUT ALSO KINDA THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR
53. The Happening (dir. M. Night Shyamalan)




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Postby abcinyvr » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:36 pm

As usual I only make a top 10 list and these are my favorites:

Slumdog Millionaire
Milk
Heaven On Earth (Canada)
Doubt
The Reader
Sell Out! (Malaysia)
Tricks (Poland)
The Good, The Bad, And The Weird (South Korea) http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=imgdpz_0m-8
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Vicky Christina Barcelona

Best non-2008 film I saw in 2008 - Sunshine (2007)

Total: 20 + 37 (Film Fest) = 57

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Postby Okri » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:07 am

Keeping in mind that I still haven't most of the major contenders.

****
1. WALL.E
2. Rachel Getting Married
A Necessary Death (unreleased, but it triggered convulsive sobs by the ending)
3. Slumdog Millionaire

*** 1/2
4. The Dark Knight
5. Chicago 10
6. The Edge of Heaven
7. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
8. Happy-Go-Lucky
9. The Witnesses
10. Boy A
11. In Bruges
12. Reprise
13. Love Songs
14. My Winnipeg

***
15. Paranoid Park
16. Burn After Reading
17. Before the Rains
18. Wanted
19. The Last Mistress
20. Encounters at the End of the World

** 1/2
21. Let the Right One In
22. I've Loved You for So Long
23. Vicky Christina Barcelona
24. Chop Shop
25. The Counterfeiters.
26. Revolutionary Road
27. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
28. The Visitor

**
29. Flight of the Red Balloon
31. Valkyrie
32. Savage Grace
33. Snow Angels
34. Cassandra's Dream

*1/2
35. Synecdoche, New York

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Postby Eric » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:40 am

Updated. Haven't seen a **** or even a ***1/2 movie yet this year, but also haven't seen anything that merits zero stars.

***
WALL·E (Andrew Stanton)
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
Viva (Anna Biller)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

**½
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)
Razzle Dazzle: The Lost World (Ken Jacobs)
Otto: or, Up with Dead People (Bruce LaBruce)
Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)

**
Milk (Gus Van Sant)
Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
The Memory Thief (Gil Kofman)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen)
The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
Man On Wire (James Marsh)


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher)
Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
Miracle of St. Anna (Spike Lee)
Smiley Face (Gregg Araki)
Theater of War (John Walter)

*
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen)
My Mexican Shivah (Alejandro Springall)
The Favor (Eva Aridjis)

½
The Visitor (Tom McCarthy)
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild (Todd Stephens)




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Postby Zahveed » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:04 am

I still have a lot to see.


****
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Wall-E

***1/2
Slumdog Millionaire
Man on Wire
Tropic Thunder
Role Models

***
Iron Man
Australia
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Charlie Bartlett
Kung Fu Panda
Be Kind Rewind
Horton Hears a Who!

**1/2
The Incredible Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Cloverfield
Speed Racer

**
Hancock
Semi-pro
The Bank Job
You Don't Mess With the Zohan

*1/2
Jumper

*
What Happens in Vegas
The Love Guru
The Happening
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Postby dylanfan23 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:58 am

I saw criddic updated his and i saw a few of you all rank the contenders in the slumdog thread...but i'm interested in seeing how you all rank everything you've seen this year.

I'll put mine up later this week when i digest what i've seen recently.

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Postby criddic3 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:21 am

5/17/09: I'm still catching up on my movies.

So far:

* * * *

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Iron Man
Let the Right One In
Man on Wire
Rachel Getting Married
Slumdog Millionaire
Wall-E


* * * ½

American Teen
Bolt
A Christmas Tale
Gran Torino
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Kung Fu Panda
Milk
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
The Wrestler

* * *

Bedtime Stories
Burn After Reading
Cadillac Records
Cassandra's Dream
Changeling
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Flawless
Flight of the Red Balloon
The Forbidden Kingdom
Frozen River
Get Smart
Ghost Town
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Horton Hears a Who
In Bruges
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Last Chance Harvey
Leatherheads
Mad Money
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Pineapple Express
Son of Rambow
Space Chimps
Speed Racer
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Tropic Thunder
Valkyrie
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Wanted


* * ½

An American Carol
Australia
Definitely, Maybe
Eagle Eye
Hancock
Happy Go Lucky
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl
Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Nim's Island
Swing Vote
The Tale of Despereaux
Vantage Point
W.
Yes Man

* *

City of Ember
Cloverfield
Fly Me to the Moon
Igor
The Incredible Hulk
Jumper
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer
Penelope
Righteous Kill
Seven Pounds
Step Brothers
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
What Just Happened


* ½

Beverly Hills Chihuaha
Body of Lies
Drillbit Taylor
The Happening
Max Payne
Meet Bill
Street Kings


*

10,000 B.C.
Bangkok Dangerous


Total (so far): 85




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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:12 am

--Eric wrote:
--dreaMaker wrote:4.5
-The Bucket List

The end.

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Postby abcinyvr » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:24 pm

I tend to only put in a Top Ten at the end of the year. However seeing as the local festival has just wrapped here is that list.

Vancouver International Film Festival 2008:
*****
Heaven On Earth (Canada)
- Deepa Mehta (Water) continues to impress me 17 years after I saw her first film.
Sell Out! (Malaysia)
Tricks (Poland)

****
The Good, The Bad And The Weird (South Korea)
RocknRolla (UK)
The Song of Sparrows (Iran)
Sita Sings The Blues (USA)
- If this animated gem were to get a release in 2008 then it could really add to the competion in the Animated Film category
Maman Est Chez Le Coiffeur (Canada)
I Am Good (Czech Republic)
Il Divo (Italy)
- I have no knowledge of Italian politics in this era and did not know who was who, but that did not matter. The creative touches make this a standout.
Sparrow (Hong Kong)
- best cinematography I have seen all year, plus a brilliant score which makes this non-musical sound like one.
Dunya And Desie (Netherlands)
Stone of Destiny (Scotland, Canada)
Passage (Canada)

***
Captain Abu Raed (Jordan)
O'Horten (Norway)
The Chicken, The Fish and the King Crab (Spain)
The Equation of Love And Death (China)
Chris And Don: A Love Story (USA)
The Grocer's Son (France)
Orz Boys (Taiwan)
Let The Right One In (Sweden)
I've Loved You So Long (France)
Real Time (Canada)
Parking (Taiwan)
The Girl By The Lake (Italy)
Hansel And Gretel (South Korea)
Chelsea On The Rocks (USA)
A Portrait Of Diego (Mexico)
Gomorra (Italy)
- very disappointed that Italy chose this over Il Divo for submission to the Foreign Film Category.
Among The Clouds (Iran)
Tulpan (Kazakhstan)
Correction (Greece)

**
Magnus (Estonia/UK)
Blink (Philippines)

**
Drifter (Germany)
Altar (Philippines)

The films everyone was talking about:
Waltz With Bashir
I've Loved You So Long
Cherry Blossoms - Hanami
Adoration (Atom Egoyan)
The English Surgeon (doc)
The Wrecking Crew (doc)

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Postby abcinyvr » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:19 pm

The Land of Wandering Souls was an excellent documentary. I really wanted to see this when it played in Vancouver at the festival but couldn't fit it in.

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Postby rain Bard » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:51 pm

Le Papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise.

It's a highly disturbing documentary about Cambodian prostitutes, filmed by the great Rithy Panh (S21, Land of Wandering Souls). Just thinking about it a little longer is making me think maybe it ought to be promoted to the next rank, or at least a higher slot in the **+ range.

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Postby Hustler » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:25 pm

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Rain Bard, I haven´t found this movie at IMDB. Which is the original title?




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Postby Eric » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:03 pm

dreaMaker wrote:4.5
-The Bucket List

The end.

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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:35 am

5
-none so far

4.5
-The Bucket List
-Sex and the City
-WALL-E
-The Dark Knight
-The Mist
-Kung Fu Panda

4
-Cloverfield
-Mamma Mia!
-Hellboy II: The Golden Army
-2 Days in Paris
-Tropic Thunder
-U2 3D

3.5
-Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
-The Happening
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall
-Mad Money
-Wanted
-Frontiere(s)
-The Bank Job

3
-21
-Iron Man
-Leatherheads
-Charlie Bartlett
-Diary of the Dead

2.5
-Hancock
-The Incredible Hulk

2
-Untraceable
-Street Kings

1.5
-The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

1
-10,000 BC
-My Mom's New Boyfriend


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