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Old 03-27-2017, 12:00 AM   #51
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Re: You Favorite Films From Every Year Since You Were Born

1977 -- Close Encounters
1978 -- Animal House
1979 -- Apocalypse Now
1980 -- Raging Bull
1981 -- Time Bandits
1982 -- Sophie's Choice
1983 -- Flamenco Carmen
1984 -- Repo Man
1985 -- After Hours
1986 -- Sid & Nancy**

** Actually my least favorite film of all time, but the one I enjoyed the most in 1982. JFC, what a couple...
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:41 AM   #52
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1980 - 2011 (Some years were very hard, others too easy). May fill in to 2016 or may not.


1980 – The Blues Brothers
1981- Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982 – Blade Runner
1983 – Risky Business
1984 - Ghostbusters
1985- Back to the Future
1986 - Highlander
1987- Full Metal Jacket
1988 – A Fish Called Wanda
1989 – The Little Mermaid
1990 - Goodfellas
1991 – The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear
1992 - Unforgiven
1993 – Groundhog Day
1994 - Maverick
1995 – Apollo 13
1996 - Trainspotting
1997 – L.A. Confidential
1998 – The Big Lebowski
1999 – The Matrix
2000 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 – Mulholland Drive
2002 – Minority Report
2003 – Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2004 – Kill Bill Volume II
2005 – Wedding Crashers
2006 - Pan’s Labyrinth
2007 – No Country for Old Men
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo
2010 – True Grit
2011 - The Artist

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Old 03-27-2017, 01:25 AM   #53
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How has no one else chosen Better Off Dead for 1985?
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:43 AM   #54
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How has no one else chosen Better Off Dead for 1985?
Never saw it, but I like Cusack teen angst movies.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:58 AM   #55
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How has no one else chosen Better Off Dead for 1985?
Because Brazil is the cooler choice. But, Back to the Future was more fun (my pick), and Silverado, the wise choice, is a fun and cool (and even part tongue in cheek) Western that was about six years ahead of the Western Revival by mainstream Hollywood. And Repo Man was done in 1984. So Better Off Dead is better off dead.

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Old 03-27-2017, 06:56 AM   #56
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The Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo! She musta got it in the service, like that anchor my uncle has.
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Old 03-27-2017, 12:44 PM   #57
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1987 -- Sign "☮" the Times
1988 -- Tapeheads**
1989 -- Do the Right Thing***
1990 -- La Femme Nikita
1991 -- What About Bob?
1992 -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer****
1993 -- Schindler's List
1994 -- Chungking Express
1995 -- Fallen Angels
1996 -- Fargo


**Another tough-pick year: Diehard, Akira, As Tears Go By, Married to the Mob, Roger Rabbit, Rain Man etc etc

*** For all the wrong reasons

**** Meh year for me
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:08 PM   #58
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This was fun.

Looks like I'm the only one that picked LOTR.

Some were no brainers. Some were hard. Some were just pitiful years.

1957 - Bridge on the river kwai
1958 - Touch of evil
1959 - North by northwest
1960 - Psycho
1961 - Judgement at nuremburg
1962 - To kill a mockingbird
1963 - The great escape
1964 - Mary poppins
1965 - Sound of music
1966 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
1967 - Bonnie and Clyde
1968 - Oliver
1969 - Butch Cassiday and the sundance kid
1970 - Patton
1971 - Harold and Maude
1972 - The godfather
1973 - The sting
1974 - Chinatown
1975 - Jaws
1976 - The outlaw josey wales
1977 - Close encounters of the third kind
1978 - Heaven can wait
1979 - Alien
1980 - The shining
1981 - mad max 2
1982 - poltergeist
1983 - A christmas story
1984 - blood simple
1985 - The breakfast club
1986 - Aliens
1987 - Full metal jacket
1988 - Rain man
1989 - Field of dreams
1990 - Dances with wolves
1991 - Silence of the lambs
1992 - A few good men
1993 - Groundhog day
1994 - Forrest gump
1995 - Apollo 13
1996 - Fargo
1997 - Good will hunting
1998 - The big lebowski
1999 - galaxy quest
2000 - Oh brother where art thou
2001 - LOTR fellowship of the ring
2002 - LOTR two towers
2003 - LOTR return of the king
2004 - Downfall
2005 - King kong
2006 - Pans labrynth
2007 - No country for old men
2008 - The dark knight
2009 - Star trek
2010 - True grit
2011 - Hugo
2012 - Cabin in the woods
2013 - Gravity
2014 - Birdman
2015 - Ex machina
2016 - Hell or high water
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Old 03-27-2017, 05:23 PM   #59
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1997 -- L.A. Confidential
1998 -- The Big Lebowski
1999 -- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
2000 -- Almost Famous
2001 -- Amélie
2002 -- Dogtown and Z-Boys
2003 -- Zatoichi**
2004 -- Napoleon Dynamite
2005 -- Brick
2006 -- 16 Blocks**

**I enjoyed this but it was a dry year imo
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Phat Mack is posting in chunks because he has to keep having his grandson come over to fix his Gateway 2000.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:08 PM   #61
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2006 -- 16 Blocks**

**I enjoyed this but it was a dry year imo
I really enjoyed this movie. Introduced me to Mos Def, who I thought was fantastic. He played the sympathetic character so, so well.

Also, Better Off Dead is not being chosen that much because 1985 was a sick year for movies. Back to Future, man.
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What a mullet. First of all, it's my granddaughter who has to come over, and secondly it's a Mac Portable running System 6.
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:46 PM   #63
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I really enjoyed this movie. Introduced me to Mos Def, who I thought was fantastic. He played the sympathetic character so, so well.

Also, Better Off Dead is not being chosen that much because 1985 was a sick year for movies. Back to Future, man.
lol I know...i'm not really expecting anyone but me to love Better Off Dead like I do...
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:15 PM   #64
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Phat Mack passes on In the Mood for Love.

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Old 03-27-2017, 11:31 PM   #65
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Yeah, it's a great flick but I can't call it a favorite. I find the characters well portrayed but annoying. I thought of picking 2046 also, but then would have to go back and get Days of Being Wild. It's WKW's male characters -- they make too many mistakes that I can identify with. I just sit there and squirm while watching this trilogy.

Plus, it's a complete waste of Maggie Cheung. I really wanted As Tears Go By, but it was behind Akira in that year's rankings, so I took my real favorite/guilty-pleasure, Tapeheads. There's no way in the world to fade the Swanky Modes or Roscoe's.

Hope that clears everything up so you can focus on your Elwood P. Dowd writeup, which the Forum awaits.
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I picked Irma Vep for Maggie Cheung's costume. 😉

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And I know I owe three write ups still. Work has been killing me lately.

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I picked Irma Vep for Maggie Cheung's costume. 😉
This. Plus the makeup. Plus the premise.

There's also a Johnnie To superhero movie where she plays a cross between Batman and Super Man. Flies and kung-fus through the air in red tights and a cape.

She plays down her beauty in As Tears Go By, but there's that one scene where she's running to get on the bus, then running to get off the bus, where she just can't hide it.

I like Maggie. She's done a wide range of stuff.
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Also, I like Olivier Assayas's films. Maybe I should have selected Johnnie To's Mad Detective.

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All this rewinding of movie reels finally brought back the memory of a 1980's movie that I saw at some run down, small rattle trap theater that seated about 100 people. It was the same theater that I saw Stop Making Sense in. Anyway, the film is called Liquid Sky. I haven't thought about this film in probably 35 years. It took a movie mind orgasm, thanks to this thread, to bring it back to the surface. It was a fun film when I saw it, with an old college buddy. It may still have some residual cult status. An odd films or less well known film draft would certainly be fun and interesting.

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Old 03-28-2017, 01:34 AM   #71
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2007 -- 3:10 to Yuma
2008 -- Chocolate
2009 -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2010 -- Restrepo
2011 -- Killer Joe
2012 -- Zero Dark Thirty
2013 -- Pain and Gain
2014 -- Inherent Vice
2015 -- Our Little Sister
2016 -- Handmaiden
2017 -- Tie: Lego Batman and Paterson

Really enjoyed this. It's amazing how much I agonized over some of these picks -- probably because I have a ton of work to do and this was such a great diversion.I'm still concerned about picking Born Yesterday over Rashomon. May have to go back and change it.
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Well, if we're picking for 2017 too, then I'm going to cross my fingers and pick Molly's Game, which is due out late this year. It's about time that we had another good poker movie, isn't it?
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1985: To Live and Die in LA
1986: Manhunter
1987: Full Metal Jacket
1988: Die Hard
1989: The Killer
1990: Goodfellas / Close-Up
1991: A Brighter Summer Day
1992: Unforgiven
1993: Naked
1994: Pulp Fiction
1995: Heat
1996: Fly Away Home
1997: Gummo
1998: The Big Lebowski
1999: Beau Travail
2000: Werckmeister Harmonies
2001: Wet Hot American Summer
2002: Lilya 4 Ever
2003: Dogville
2004: Collateral
2005: The New World
2006: Southland Tales
2007: There Will Be Blood
2008: Speed Racer
2009: Inglourious Basterds
2010: Enter the Void
2011: Oslo, August 31st
2012: Post Tenebras Lux
2013: The Wolf of Wall Street
2014: Inherent Vice
2015: The Assassin
2016: Manchester by the Sea

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2008 -- Chocolate


Really enjoyed this. It's amazing how much I agonized over some of these picks -- probably because I have a ton of work to do and this was such a great diversion.I'm still concerned about picking Born Yesterday over Rashomon. May have to go back and change it.
Yes, you need to change that one. Rashomon is the way to go.

The 2008 pick is interesting. I may have to go back to Bangkok again just to see it*.

* Note: In Thailand they stand and sing the national anthem before showing movies in the theater. You don't have to sing along as a foreign devil, but make sure to stand. A picture of the Royal Family is shown on the screen while this is done. If IRC.

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