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    Really bored right now, so here goes something else: 25 films from this century I hated, trying to avoid some obvious choices.

    About Schmidt
    Antichrist
    Atomic Blonde
    Avengers: Infinity War
    Beasts of The Southern Wild
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Booksmart
    The Dead don’t Die
    Elephant
    Eternal Beauty
    Fantastic 4
    I’m Thinking of Ending Things
    Jojo Rabbit
    The Lobster
    Luce
    Margot at the Wedding
    Me Before You
    Mommy
    Ocean’s 8
    On The Rocks
    Raw
    Under The Skin
    Vox Lux
    Wonder Woman
    Young Ahmed

    I disagree with a couple of choices (Under the Skin and Elephant, although I never feel sure about the latter), but overall reading your list was pure delight. How ugly Booksmart was!

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    About The Lobster and Under The Skin, I find them to be incredibly dense and in the case of former pretty stupid. I got nothing from them and it was really hard to even finish them. I can understand the love for UTS though, so don’t hate me; it just wasn’t for me.

    Now, The Lobster is something I don’t get the praise for so I would like to know why you like it too. That quirky and uncomfortable humor didn’t work with me at all and the film being so reliant on it made it even worse and even less interesting. It was also constantly and needlessly cruel, right? Like, I guess that is partially his idea and style but maybe he could have done something else for like, idk, 10 minutes? The boring color palette and repetitive score made it even more boring too. Oh, and Colin Farrell kind of makes every film worse.

    Then, about Elephant, I thought it was just a try-hard mess. I don’t like when films try to address so many problematics at once because I find no interest in them if they are loosely conveyed. One second it was showing bulimia, then it was showing the influence of video games on children and then it was randomly addressing nazism??? All in 80 minutes?? It just didn’t feel right to me. I get that the ideas can be related to the main plot of the film but maybe the director could have worked more on them instead of giving them a minute and then exhibit so much violence just because. It’s a very, very showy film that I personally didn’t enjoy at all.

    Thanks for being polite, by the way. OccultCherry can choke!

    There is a story about how The Lobster was created. Yorgos and Efthymis were enjoying a good evening with smoking drugs. And they started to talk about different ideas for a movie. And The Lobster was created. So so funny

    I really like the absurdity if The Lobster. It is a clever critic of the society as a whole of the constant hunt for love. And also the pressure from the society of being in a “relationship” when you are entering the late 30s and early 40s. I think it is also a critic about the reality tv show orientated that creates a sick new norm of “real” love and the steps to get “the right one”. The dialog is fantastic, the acting etc. I cannot praise The Lobster enough.

    Under The Skin was a dark ride and I truly loved it as well. I am a huge Jonathan Glazer fan. Sexy Beast was good, but Birth was magnetic! Under The Skin is not an easy movie and I had to really just jump in. I love that a movie just trances my brain and lets me follow every step the characters take, feeling that we are in this together. The mix of fear, seduction and horror is fantastic. And as The Lobster, there is a mystery there trying not to get seen or resolved

    Elephant is a poetic movie with the balance between beauty and darkness. There are no easy answers here as there are in life. There are so many reasons and layers behind a school shooting. Van Sant takes an artistic approach and made me look at the behind the scenes of what happens prior to the massacre. Maybe we should not turn a blind eye to something the younger generation are doing. Instead of saying “stop doing that!”, we could rather ask “what is going on here and why do you find it interesting”. I think Van Sant wanted to provoke us and make us think, not to give any answers.

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    1.Parasite
    2.Moonlight
    3.12 Years A Slave
    4.Inception
    5.Mad Max Fury Road
    6.The Wolf of Wall Street
    7.The Social Network
    8.The Master
    9.Children of Men
    10.There Will Be Blood
    11.Black Swan
    12.Get Out
    13.Silence
    14.Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
    15.Marriage Story
    16.The Grand Budapest Hotel
    17.The Irishman
    18.The Lighthouse
    19.Inglorious Basterds
    20.Lady Bird
    21.The Aviator
    22.Sexy Beast
    23.The Lobster
    24.Hereditary
    25.Shutter Island

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    I disagree with a couple of choices (Under the Skin and Elephant, although I never feel sure about the latter), but overall reading your list was pure delight. How ugly Booksmart was!

    Thanks! Very nice of you

    There is a story about how The Lobster was created. Yorgos and Efthymis were enjoying a good evening with smoking drugs. And they started to talk about different ideas for a movie. And The Lobster was created. So so funny

    I really like the absurdity if The Lobster. It is a clever critic of the society as a whole of the constant hunt for love. And also the pressure from the society of being in a “relationship” when you are entering the late 30s and early 40s. I think it is also a critic about the reality tv show orientated that creates a sick new norm of “real” love and the steps to get “the right one”. The dialog is fantastic, the acting etc. I cannot praise The Lobster enough.

    Under The Skin was a dark ride and I truly loved it as well. I am a huge Jonathan Glazer fan. Sexy Beast was good, but Birth was magnetic! Under The Skin is not an easy movie and I had to really just jump in. I love that a movie just trances my brain and lets me follow every step the characters take, feeling that we are in this together. The mix of fear, seduction and horror is fantastic. And as The Lobster, there is a mystery there trying not to get seen or resolved

    Elephant is a poetic movie with the balance between beauty and darkness. There are no easy answers here as there are in life. There are so many reasons and layers behind a school shooting. Van Sant takes an artistic approach and made me look at the behind the scenes of what happens prior to the massacre. Maybe we should not turn a blind eye to something the younger generation are doing. Instead of saying “stop doing that!”, we could rather ask “what is going on here and why do you find it interesting”. I think Van Sant wanted to provoke us and make us think, not to give any answers.

    I’ll think about this if I ever watch these films again!

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    Top 25 Movie Stars of the 21st Century…So Far.

    Amy Adams
    Angelina Jolie
    Brad Pitt
    Bradley Cooper
    Cate Blanchett
    Charlize Theron
    Christian Bale
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Denzel Washington
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
    George Clooney
    Halle Berry
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Johnny Depp
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Meryl Streep
    Nicole Kidman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Robert Downey, Jr.
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Sandra Bullock
    Scarlett Johansson
    Viola Davis
    Will Smith

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    Movies:

    1. A Separation
    2. Roma
    3. The Tree of Life
    4. There Will Be Blood
    5. Mulholland Dr.
    6. Lost in Translation
    7. Pan’s Labyrinth
    8. No Country for Old Men
    9. The Lives of Others
    10. The White Ribbon
    11. Burning
    12. Boyhood
    13. Sideways
    14. Birdman
    15. Brokeback Mountain
    16. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
    17. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
    18. American Splendor
    19. The Fog of War
    20. Capturing the Friedmans
    21. The Best of Youth
    22. A Prophet
    23. Phantom Thread
    24. Amour
    25. 12 Years a Slave

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    In no particular order:

    1. Parasite
    2. The Master
    3. Doubt
    4. Mad Max: Fury Road
    5. The Favourite
    6. Volver
    7. Babel
    8. Inglorious Basterds
    9. Benjamin Button
    10. True Grit
    11. Black Swan
    12. Inception
    13. Birdman
    14. Get Out
    15. Arrival
    16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    17. Rogue One
    18. The Witch
    19. District 9
    20. There Will Be Blood
    21. Pan’s Labyrinth
    22. Brokeback Mountain
    23. The Sixth Sense
    24. No Country for Old Men
    25. Carol

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    Ryan, your top 9 is iconic

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Top 25 Movie Stars of the 21st Century…So Far.

    Amy Adams

    It’s what she deserves

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