Post by urbanpatrician on Nov 3, 2020 22:25:02 GMT
Honorable mentions, firstly.... (left is the votes they got)
45 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse 45 Star Trek: First Contact 45 The Bridges of Madison County 45 Boys Don't Cry 44 Out of Sight 44 Dreams 43 A Few Good Men 43 Trust 42 Hoop Dreams 42 Howards End 42 Boyz n the Hood 42 The Player 41 Gummo 40 Life is Beautiful
"After deliberately disobeying his mother, young Hogarth Hughes wanders into the woods in search of aliens, stumbles across the Iron Giant and rescues it from an electrifying fate." Plugged In Staff Plugged In
urbanpatrician says: "Like it a lot. Love the era recreation here. Felt like an idea from Ghibli"
"You leave slightly asquirm. You know it will linger. It becomes a clammy, chilly movie building toward a revelation that you cannot predict. As I say: I cannot tell you. You'd hate me if I did. I can only say, don't look now, but look sometime. " Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
urbanpatrician says: mehhhh. could never stay awake, but this was a big thing in 1999.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
"Like much of Coppola's work, this blood-soaked, highly sexed film walks a fine line between the visually stunning and the bizarre or grotesque (The Godfather, One From the Heart, Apocalypse Now). " Kelly Kessler - Common Sense Media
urbanpatrician says: Didn't see this one coming at all. Cool! Coppola gets some love outside of those main 70s films.
"Grim realities of life in a trailer park depicted with a fitting dispassion. Harsh and uncompromising, the film doesn't take the easy way out, and neither will you be able to. " David Parkinson - Empire
urbanpatrician says: "My favorite from these brothers. I love the vision here, their purest yet."
"[Kore-eda] has earned the right to be considered with Kurosawa, Bergman and other great humanists of the cinema. His films embrace the mystery of life, and encourage us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy.
The intimate, idiosyncratic and very funny Buffalo '66 --directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, from a semi-autobiographical script co-authored with Alison Bagnall --feels like a projection of Gallo's very psyche.
" Michael O'Sullivan
- Washington Post
urbanpatrician says: Must be 20/21 years since I seen this. My opinion can't possibly be accurate anymore.
"The minimalist storytelling feels hermetically sealed, somehow. As if giving the characters any passion outside of what Cronenberg is interested in would humanize them and make them vulnerable to our judgment as audience members. Instead, we’re told that this is the world they’re in, without excuses or pity." Jeremiah Kipp - Slant Magazine
urbanpatrician says: Don't remember it..... it's been too long.
Man Bites Dog(Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde, 1992)
"Man Bites Dog" is a deliriously sharp reflection of society's secret thirst for blood and human spectacle while hypocritically maintaining a stiff moral chin. A unique one-of-a-kind that's not for all.
" Tom Meek
- Cambridge Day
urbanpatrician says: has always slipped my mind... never saw.