BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
My comment is: you have GOT to be kidding me with some of these choices. I've seen 16 of the 50 and several others I turned off after a half hour or so because I thought (to put a Kelley-ish point on it) they sucked.Of course, there are probably 6-10 I've never even heard of so it just proves how out of the loop I am.*goes to warm up the geezer bus*Oh, and yes there are several of my favorites on the list (there would almost have to be, right?).Hated THE DARK KNIGHT, by the way, other than Heath Ledger. It was (to my mind) incredibly overrated.Jeff
I've seen six of these and never heard of the majority of the rest. I guess I'm really out off the loop.Let me trot out that old saying, "They don't make 'em like they used to." I spend more time looking at films from the 1940s through the 1070s than any other era.
Actually not a bad list. I've actually seen 49 out of the 50 which surprised me. The only one I had not seen was Together. There are a number of overrated films(Before Sunrise, In the Mood For Love) on here and several I thought were terrible(Waking Life, Gerry). But for the most part not full of obscure titles as a lot of these lists lean towards(Bela Tarr anyone?).
DARK KNIGHT brings to mind "that film bit." I admire Wes Anderson but he's made some less-than-fun work; overseas and foreign cinema offers terrific work but some are MUCH too visceral.After one viewing I wondered if some of the films here are a waste of my time: Oldboy; Audition; The Dark Knight; The Prestige (2006) A History Of Violence (2005); Pan’s Labyrinth (2006); A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001); Almost Famous; Zodiac (2007); The Squid and The Whale (2005); Talk To Her (2002); Children Of Men; Memento (2000)
''I spend more time looking at films from the 1940s through the 1970s than any other era.''I suggest the same - I find a lot of films older than the 70's are much easier to bear than much of the current cinema or heavily-promoted "pop cinema" movies.
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