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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Thinking about over rated movies...especially where the recipient also ended up with an Oscar. Now I'm not talking about years where one really good movie beat another really good movie. I'm mostly talking about years when a film like "How Green Was My Valley" beat out Citizen Kane. That sort of thing. The sort where ten years or better later we no one talks about the winner but everyone remembers the loser. That sort of thing.

    Who Won/Who Got Shafted. My Top 11

    2012: Argo, a good film, beats out Lincoln, a great one.

    2011: The King's Speech---Inception

    2009: The Hurt Locker--Inglorious Basterds, Up.

    2004: Million Dollar Baby--Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    1998: Shakespeare in Love---Saving Private Ryan

    1989: Driving Miss Daisy--Field of Dreams

    1985: Out of Africa--Witness

    1979: Kramer vs Kramer--Apocalypse Now

    1968: Oliver--The Lion in Winter

    1952: The Greatest Show on Earth--High Noon

    1941: How Green Was My Valley--Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon
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    I'd rather watch How Green Was My Valley than Citizen Kane


    Heck, I'd rather watch Support Your Local Sherrif than Citizen Kane

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    I'd rather watch How Green Was My Valley than Citizen Kane

    Heck, I'd rather watch Support Your Local Sherrif than Citizen Kane
    I hate Goodfellas, but it's still a great movie and a better one than Ghost, which I actually enjoyed. I'd take Falcon over the field.

    Garner's Sheriff was a very funny film. And his Americanization of Emily was my second favorite film of that year, though I don't believe it was even nominated that year for best film.
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    Go see Dunkirk. In IMAX if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by annabenedetti View Post
    Go see Dunkirk. In IMAX if possible.
    Read a blisteringly sad review of it by Mehera Bonner, who seemed determine to put the worst possible face on feminism and view it through that lens...egad.

    An excerpt:

    The thing is, I just don't think
    Dunkirk is a very good movie—if your definition of the word movie is "moving images held together by a plot." Like, yes: Dunkirk is very well-made. I felt like I was going to vomit during it, because that's how intense it was. And if your interests include riding a visual roller coaster called war, you will love it. But if you're a fan of films with plots, Dunkirk doesn't play that game. It's as if Christopher Nolan (sorry, "Nolan") plucked out the war scene from a script, and was like "let's just make this part extra long and call it a movie, lol."


    Setting aside the sophomoric spirit of the bit, there's the internal contradiction present in this second paragraph. If you like a movie that's moving images held together by a plot it's well made. A few sentences later if you're a fan of plots, the thing that was a pillar of her admission, this isn't your film. Or, her review wasn't nearly as well put together as the film she calls "basic" by which she means low and lacking.

    Why not Dunkirk? Because it's about men. Where are the other stories she wants to know? Well, they weren't on the beaches of Dunkirk, which is the examination at hand.

    I plan to see the film anyway. I don't plan to read much more of Ms. Bonner...or anyone who believes "lol" belongs in something not produced by a teenager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Where are the other stories she wants to know? Well, they weren't on the beaches of Dunkirk, which is the examination at hand.
    Yeah, I don't agree with her at all. The movie is about a moment in time, and the men involved in that moment of time.

    I plan to see the film anyway.
    You really should, and while it's still in the theaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    I don't plan to read much more of Ms. Bonner...or anyone who believes "lol" belongs in something not produced by a teenager.
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    Just finished watching a new release on Hulu called Colossal. It stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudakeis.

    The plot: Hathaway is a writer with a drinking problem that is wrecking her life. When we meet her, she's in the process of being kicked out of her boyfriend's apartment for the same reason. It sends her back to her small town and the family home there, where she meets a childhood friend (played by Sudakeis) who owns and operates his father's bar. In short order the seemingly charming Sudakeis gives her a job and a new circle of friends. Meanwhile, a monster is appearing in Seoul, Korea, that has a special connection to both of them.

    I don't want to say much more other than it's surprising, a bit dark, and ultimately satisfying. I think it didn't play well with audiences because a) Hathaway has simply gotten under the skin of many in a bad way and one I can't entirely fathom. That and Jason's character plays into and then dramatically against type and I suspect the dissonance of that hurt the film. It was generally well reviewed but no one went to see it. It garnered an 80% favorable RT score, but only a 60% favorable audience score. That's not helpful word of mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musterion View Post
    Haven't decided if I'll go see Dunkirk or wait for Redbox.
    As close to perfect as a movie gets. Wonderful story-telling, weaving together many different points of view. Lots of action, but at the same time, the story brings us into the lives and emotions of so many different people. '

    My favorite moment was toward the end of the film, when the commander at Dunkirk, a rock of courage and example for his men, realized that countless small British boats were coming into the harbor to evacuate his men, and his eyes reddened.


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