News from Grand_Keizer

  1. For 2021, my 50th, 100th, and 150th milestone movies all became all time favorites, and the 100th diary log became my new number 2. What are the odds?

  2. Good movie, but aside from the set design, the main antagonist's performance and makeup, and it's historical significance, I wouldn't put it on the all time list that it frequently occupies.

  3. for real tho that scene in schindlers list was wack. why are we doing a bait and switch with a gas chamber?

  4. I personally never saw that scene as one of suspense, but one of abject despair. I never had any doubt in my mind that gas was gonna come out, and thought that we were witnessing the last moments of these people's lives. As much as I love and rewatch parts of Schindler's List, I never rewatch that scene, even knowing that they live, because it's just too painful, so in a sense, I'd agree with Haneke to an extent.

  5. Factually incorrect, from the data we have the further DC movies were from snyder influences bigger were thier failure at boxoffice. Shazam for example would be lucky to make 1/3 of a movie snyder superman appeared for just 5 seconds.

  6. Remember how a fucking Aquaman movie made more money than a movie about Batman vs Superman? Yeah, good times.

  7. The Color Purple, by Steven Spielberg. Watched with my Mom.

  8. Hey, looking for an update on your thoughts on The Verdict, Pawnbroker, Prince of the City, and the other Lumet films you listed.

  9. A bit ashamed to say that I've only seen the Verdict since this post lol. Anyways, I really like the Verdict. I can't call it one of my all time faves, but it's defeinetly grown on me with all the subtext underneath it's strong craft and engaging story. That final speech is one for the ages.

  10. Wathcing this movie when I did was.... a lot. Very emotionally fraught time of my life, and I'll always be grateful to this movie for what it did. It also introduced me to the work of Mamoru Hosada, and to new masterpieces like Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Wolf Children.

  11. I probably appreciate Oshii more than I love him, but Angel's Egg is far and away one of my favorite movies of all time, so this certainly piques my interest.

  12. Billy Wilder's final rule of screenwriting: Your climax should build in tension, and build and build and when it hit's it's peak... that's it. End it. Don't stick around.

  13. That the transfer wasnt all that good. Moot point now, cause I bought it lol.

  14. That's a lot of extra words you didn't need to write. Sometimes people miss things while skimming, if you're going to answer then just answer. You don't need to be an asshole about it.

  15. That's a lot of extra words you typed out in a flaccid attempt to cover up your own incompetence that you didn't need to write. Sometimes people make dumb mistakes and then refuse to own up to them. If you're going to respond, just say "thanks, my bad."

  16. If I'm being super picky its like 20 max. If I'm not being super picky its like 200+. There are also some films that I consider some of the best ever made that just aren't my favorite. And some that I don't think are that great that I absolutely love. Idk. I never made the list because it was too hard. Like I think The Happening is terrible but I also love it so much. It is one of my all time favorites. It looks absurd on a list next to 2001 but if its my list that's where it's going to be.

  17. Funny you say that, because on my top 5 I have Hardcore Henry, a juvenile non-stop action romp next to Ritual, a slow and surreal art house flick, which itself is next to Schindler's List, which is, well, you know. all this to say that that kinetic level of variety makes certain lists really interesting. I know Hardcore Henry isn't a masterpiece next to Schindler's List, but my love for them is extremely high, even if it's for different reasons.

  18. I don't even know if this is an unpopular opinion, but it's definitely a contentious one: I think Breath of the Wild is the Citizen Kane of video games. As in, the greatest most influential game ever made.

  19. Katniss is ultimately not friendly with a lot of people. It took her a while to genuinely warm up to Peeta, the nicest, most unproblematic good boy in history, and the first impression she got of Haymitch was that of a worthless drunk who let dozens of previous tributes die beforehand. And Haymitch IS an alcoholic asshole who lost hope that anything in his life could change, until Katniss and Peeta showed up. But again, Peeta is the ultimate good ol boy, whereas Katniss doesn't care to make friends.

  20. American Beauty is the first example that comes to mind. Even Sam Mendes agreed with the backlash to a certain extent, saying that the movie was too overpraised, and that as a result, he wasn't surprised that years later he saw it on "most overrated movies" lists. But still, it has it's defenders.

  21. They remain cult classics, but he never broke into the mainstream, whether his ideas were too ahead of their time, or he was crazy, or studios just had no faith in his projects. Maybe all three. Anyways, because of his arrest for stalking, his career seems pretty dead in the water.

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