Ban, curious what made the most ballots that didn't make the Top 50?
The two best that didn't make the cut -- George A Romero's Martin (but Inland Empire made it higher than Night of the Living Dead so ) and Nightmare on Elm Street..... one of the most ingenious horrors ever.....spawning arguably the best, wildest franchise.......
I am always torn with Don't Look Now - I love so much of it but never got that ending (I get it thematically) - just it's the way it's done. I have come around to it over time but never fully .......expected it to higher because a lot of people love it so much.
I'm actually the opposite - I think the ending works extremely well but find the rest of the film kind of plodding.
"You've gotta be fucking kidding me" was pretty much my reaction on seeing the winner. One of the few movies here to make my ballot (more a reflection on my list being weird than my thoughts on official top 50, which is mostly great), so I'm over the moon for it.
"I wanted to be a wife so that I could have been her real mother. I wanted to be a boy so that she could be in love with me. I wanted her to be my full sister instead of my half sister. I wanted her to be a slave so that I could set her free and make her rich."