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Know what sucks? Having both wisdom teeth come in at the same time while having an abscess tooth.
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Ouch, I had to look up what an abscess tooth was and it does not sound fun.
I caught it before it started to make my jaw swell. Next week I'm most likely going to have oral surgery for both things.

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It's been a long time since I properly ranked my favorite movies...I'll try to just number my top 20 as best as I can and leave it at that...if I bring honorable mentions in this post will never end.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, Dir. Stanley Kubrick - The highest piece of artwork that humanity has ever produced in my humblest of humble opinions.
2. A Clockwork Orange, 1971, Stanley Kubrick - By far the movie I've seen the most times, this was the film that introduced me to Stanley Kubrick and marked the beginning of my descent into film snobbery.
3. City of God, 2002, Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund (Brazil) - This was the first foreign film I ever saw in a theatre...it blew past any and all expectations I had and started me along the track of worshiping foreign cinema.
4. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964, Stanley Kubrick - The fact that almost no one working on the film knew that it was a comedy combined with the fact that it is arguably renown as the greatest comedic film ever speaks a lot to the genius (and insanity) of Kubrick.
5. Barry Lyndon, 1975, Stanley Kubrick - For as remarkable as 2001 was, and for how strikingly well it has aged, Barry Lyndon is still easily the most aesthetically pleasing of Kubrick's film, and for my money the best example of what cinematography is capable of. John Alcott, who was one of few people to work with Kubrick for more than two movies, won an Academy Award for his work, which is saying something considering how much the Academy loathed Kubrick (the only Oscar that Kubrick ever won was for Visual Effects on 2001).
6. The Seventh Seal, 1957, Ingmar Bergman (Sweden) - Bergman's magnum opus is, for better or worse, the image just about any American thinks of when they think of Swedish cinema. It's definitely a distinctive film...the plodding pace, the sharp contrast of blacks and whites with slow and minimalist camera moves, and that defining visual of Antonius Block playing the embodiment of Death to a game of chess for his own life.
7. Seven Samurai, 1954, Akira Kurosawa (Japan) - With both Bergman and Kurosawa it's hard to pick the best out of their extremely long, extremely productive careers...but the edge for both goes to their signature films. Both directors have five or six films that I consider truly great and are hard to separate, but these two films both have that something 'extra' to put them atop.
8. The Bicycle Thief, 1948, Vittorio De Sica (Italy) - The best example of Italian neorealism and one of the most poignant films ever made. If you want to have fun, start arguing with a film professor about what the proper title of the film is (it's generally released now as Bicycle Thieves, as the film's Italian title uses the word ladri, which is plural, but in the context of the film they both make sense...I'm of the thought that the original English release with the wrong spelling actually is more appropriate).
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975, Milos Forman - Probably the best case of a film being equally as good as it's phenomenal source material while still being fairly loyal. Combine a script, a great director, and phenomenal acting and you have a perfect storm - one of the true greats of American cinema...and one of the few times the Academy Awards got things right (the film won for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Adopted Screenplay, & Best Director).
10. 12 Angry Men, 1957, Sidney Lumet - Minimalism at it's best. The film uses almost exclusively one set (there are a couple brief exceptions, but 93 of the 96 minutes of the film are spent in the jury room). The fact a film with only one real set, reducing the possibility for much of anything resembling action, hits such a chord with almost anyone that watches it speaks highly for Lumet and Reginald Rose's crafty work and the acting work that made everything feel so intense and real despite having little room to work with. Sidney Lumet was one of American cinema's most prolific directors and he released a bunch of great films (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, etc.), but he's a real rarity in the sense that he's one of the few directors who had great success over a long period of time who's finest film was also his first film.
11. M, 1931, Fritz Lang (Germany) - The first great 'talkie' used the inclusion of sound to it's advantage in a way that most films of this era didn't - it wasn't being able to hear talking or even the sound-effects that made the sound revolution such an important milestone for film - it was the nuances that it provided that were capable of lifting what could have been a good movie done without sound to a great movie with it. Take Peter Lorre's simple repetitive whistling of In the Hall of the Mountain King out and the whole film changes.
12. Throne of Blood, 1957, Akira Kurosawa (Japan) - I rank this higher amongst Kurosawa's films than most people, and I regard it as the greatest of any adaptation of Shakespeare's works (the majority of Kurosawa's films were Shakespeare set to feudal Japan), this being his take on Macbeth. For my money this is also Toshiro Mifune's best acting performance, him being omnipresent in Kurosawa's works.
13. Paths of Glory, 1957, Stanley Kubrick - Kubrick's most underrated work (largely because it was released before anyone knew who he was) is also the best take on the 'war film' genre in my opinion. The film ranks as one of the most brutally poignant I've ever seen.
14. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, 1972, Werner Herzog (Germany) - No German films rank in my top 10, but if I were to do a top 50 list I'd imagine there'd be a good 10 German films between #11-50. German cinema is one of the most interesting of all the global cinematic powers as all of them have differing periods and periods of great highs and great lows...but none other compare to the roller coaster ride of German cinema - constantly trying to find an identity in what has been a pretty interesting century for the country. Herzog was one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema, which was Germany's triumphant return to the international scene after being irrelevant since the last days of the Weimar Republic (the rise of Hollywood can largely be pegged to the influx of Germans and European Jews that consolidated most of the European talent into one location along with the American talent). I'd put this behind only Barry Lyndon in terms of aesthetic beauty, though it's slow pace and minimalist story (common threads for Herzog) makes it a love or hate movie.
15. Apocalypse Now, 1979, Francis Ford Coppola - I'm one of the few that has this above The Godfather films for Coppola, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that this film is basically Heart of Darkness (one of my favorite pieces of literature ever penned) set to Vietnam with the aesthetic of Herzog's Aguirre (watch the two films back-to-back and see just how much of an influence Aguirre was on Coppola).
16. The Godfather, 1972, Francis Ford Coppola - Coppola didn't have a very long career of being at the top of his game, but few directors can claim to having such a great peak. Though he hasn't been relevant much before or since the 70s his four movie run of the first two Godfather films, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now is matched only by Kubrick in my opinion.
17. The Godfather: Part Two, 1974, Francis Ford Coppola - And to complete the run...
18. Sunset Blvd., 1950, Billy Wilder - Wilder was one of those to flee the Nazis by coming to Hollywood, and as a result had one of the greatest careers of any director in history. While most remember Wilder for his comedies, which he focused on later in his career (such as the great Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, his earlier films bordered on brutal. His 1944 film, Double Indemnity, is the prototypical and, arguably, best example of film-noir, but it's his 1950 magnum opus that best brings his talents together.
19. Umberto D., 1952, Vittorio De Sica (Italy) - There is this weird type of film that doesn't really have a name that almost all of the great global cinemas had at least one shining example of around this time - the old man struggling to come to terms with the changing world around them, their impending death, and their will to live. There's three especially great examples of this, with two of them coming out in 1952 (the other being Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru). Umberto D. was Ingmar Bergman's favorite film, so it is no surprise that his 1957 film Wild Strawberries (which ranks right outside my top 20) was influenced heavily by it.
20. Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang (Germany) - The greatest silent film ever made in my opinion, and one of the most visually striking films ever made, being part of the great German Expressionism class. The film was a striking dystopian science-fiction epic who's influence is as large as any other in cinema's history.


I'm leaving off a ton of movies that deserve a nod...but I'm cutting myself off there. I've been typing this for too long as it is. I miss being a film major. If there's one topic where I can never say enough, it's film.

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It's been a long time since I properly ranked my favorite movies...I'll try to just number my top 20 as best as I can and leave it at that...if I bring honorable mentions in this post will never end.

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968, Dir. Stanley Kubrick - The highest piece of artwork that humanity has ever produced in my humblest of humble opinions.
2. A Clockwork Orange, 1971, Stanley Kubrick - By far the movie I've seen the most times, this was the film that introduced me to Stanley Kubrick and marked the beginning of my descent into film snobbery.
3. City of God, 2002, Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund (Brazil) - This was the first foreign film I ever saw in a theatre...it blew past any and all expectations I had and started me along the track of worshiping foreign cinema.
4. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 1964, Stanley Kubrick - The fact that almost no one working on the film knew that it was a comedy combined with the fact that it is arguably renown as the greatest comedic film ever speaks a lot to the genius (and insanity) of Kubrick.
5. Barry Lyndon, 1975, Stanley Kubrick - For as remarkable as 2001 was, and for how strikingly well it has aged, Barry Lyndon is still easily the most aesthetically pleasing of Kubrick's film, and for my money the best example of what cinematography is capable of. John Alcott, who was one of few people to work with Kubrick for more than two movies, won an Academy Award for his work, which is saying something considering how much the Academy loathed Kubrick (the only Oscar that Kubrick ever won was for Visual Effects on 2001).
6. The Seventh Seal, 1957, Ingmar Bergman (Sweden) - Bergman's magnum opus is, for better or worse, the image just about any American thinks of when they think of Swedish cinema. It's definitely a distinctive film...the plodding pace, the sharp contrast of blacks and whites with slow and minimalist camera moves, and that defining visual of Antonius Block playing the embodiment of Death to a game of chess for his own life.
7. Seven Samurai, 1954, Akira Kurosawa (Japan) - With both Bergman and Kurosawa it's hard to pick the best out of their extremely long, extremely productive careers...but the edge for both goes to their signature films. Both directors have five or six films that I consider truly great and are hard to separate, but these two films both have that something 'extra' to put them atop.
8. The Bicycle Thief, 1948, Vittorio De Sica (Italy) - The best example of Italian neorealism and one of the most poignant films ever made. If you want to have fun, start arguing with a film professor about what the proper title of the film is (it's generally released now as Bicycle Thieves, as the film's Italian title uses the word ladri, which is plural, but in the context of the film they both make sense...I'm of the thought that the original English release with the wrong spelling actually is more appropriate).
9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975, Milos Forman - Probably the best case of a film being equally as good as it's phenomenal source material while still being fairly loyal. Combine a script, a great director, and phenomenal acting and you have a perfect storm - one of the true greats of American cinema...and one of the few times the Academy Awards got things right (the film won for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Adopted Screenplay, & Best Director).
10. 12 Angry Men, 1957, Sidney Lumet - Minimalism at it's best. The film uses almost exclusively one set (there are a couple brief exceptions, but 93 of the 96 minutes of the film are spent in the jury room). The fact a film with only one real set, reducing the possibility for much of anything resembling action, hits such a chord with almost anyone that watches it speaks highly for Lumet and Reginald Rose's crafty work and the acting work that made everything feel so intense and real despite having little room to work with. Sidney Lumet was one of American cinema's most prolific directors and he released a bunch of great films (Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, etc.), but he's a real rarity in the sense that he's one of the few directors who had great success over a long period of time who's finest film was also his first film.
11. M, 1931, Fritz Lang (Germany) - The first great 'talkie' used the inclusion of sound to it's advantage in a way that most films of this era didn't - it wasn't being able to hear talking or even the sound-effects that made the sound revolution such an important milestone for film - it was the nuances that it provided that were capable of lifting what could have been a good movie done without sound to a great movie with it. Take Peter Lorre's simple repetitive whistling of In the Hall of the Mountain King out and the whole film changes.
12. Throne of Blood, 1957, Akira Kurosawa (Japan) - I rank this higher amongst Kurosawa's films than most people, and I regard it as the greatest of any adaptation of Shakespeare's works (the majority of Kurosawa's films were Shakespeare set to feudal Japan), this being his take on Macbeth. For my money this is also Toshiro Mifune's best acting performance, him being omnipresent in Kurosawa's works.
13. Paths of Glory, 1957, Stanley Kubrick - Kubrick's most underrated work (largely because it was released before anyone knew who he was) is also the best take on the 'war film' genre in my opinion. The film ranks as one of the most brutally poignant I've ever seen.
14. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, 1972, Werner Herzog (Germany) - No German films rank in my top 10, but if I were to do a top 50 list I'd imagine there'd be a good 10 German films between #11-50. German cinema is one of the most interesting of all the global cinematic powers as all of them have differing periods and periods of great highs and great lows...but none other compare to the roller coaster ride of German cinema - constantly trying to find an identity in what has been a pretty interesting century for the country. Herzog was one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema, which was Germany's triumphant return to the international scene after being irrelevant since the last days of the Weimar Republic (the rise of Hollywood can largely be pegged to the influx of Germans and European Jews that consolidated most of the European talent into one location along with the American talent). I'd put this behind only Barry Lyndon in terms of aesthetic beauty, though it's slow pace and minimalist story (common threads for Herzog) makes it a love or hate movie.
15. Apocalypse Now, 1979, Francis Ford Coppola - I'm one of the few that has this above The Godfather films for Coppola, but a lot of that has to do with the fact that this film is basically Heart of Darkness (one of my favorite pieces of literature ever penned) set to Vietnam with the aesthetic of Herzog's Aguirre (watch the two films back-to-back and see just how much of an influence Aguirre was on Coppola).
16. The Godfather, 1972, Francis Ford Coppola - Coppola didn't have a very long career of being at the top of his game, but few directors can claim to having such a great peak. Though he hasn't been relevant much before or since the 70s his four movie run of the first two Godfather films, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now is matched only by Kubrick in my opinion.
17. The Godfather: Part Two, 1974, Francis Ford Coppola - And to complete the run...
18. Sunset Blvd., 1950, Billy Wilder - Wilder was one of those to flee the Nazis by coming to Hollywood, and as a result had one of the greatest careers of any director in history. While most remember Wilder for his comedies, which he focused on later in his career (such as the great Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, his earlier films bordered on brutal. His 1944 film, Double Indemnity, is the prototypical and, arguably, best example of film-noir, but it's his 1950 magnum opus that best brings his talents together.
19. Umberto D., 1952, Vittorio De Sica (Italy) - There is this weird type of film that doesn't really have a name that almost all of the great global cinemas had at least one shining example of around this time - the old man struggling to come to terms with the changing world around them, their impending death, and their will to live. There's three especially great examples of this, with two of them coming out in 1952 (the other being Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru). Umberto D. was Ingmar Bergman's favorite film, so it is no surprise that his 1957 film Wild Strawberries (which ranks right outside my top 20) was influenced heavily by it.
20. Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang (Germany) - The greatest silent film ever made in my opinion, and one of the most visually striking films ever made, being part of the great German Expressionism class. The film was a striking dystopian science-fiction epic who's influence is as large as any other in cinema's history.


I'm leaving off a ton of movies that deserve a nod...but I'm cutting myself off there. I've been typing this for too long as it is. I miss being a film major. If there's one topic where I can never say enough, it's film.
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It's a great film...but overrated as an all-time great (same view as I have on The Shawshank Redemption). It's a full tier below the Godfather movies in my opinion...if I continued that list it'd probably be somewhere in the 45-55 range. I think I have an overall feeling that the 90s as a film decade was just overrated because of how big of a dud the 80s were (and the fact that the current generation of 20 and 30somethings grew up on those films doesn't hurt...we always remember fondly what we grew up loving, regardless of merit). My favorite of his would be Taxi Driver, which would be somewhere around #30...but he'd show up quite a few times between then and #100.


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It's a great film...but overrated as an all-time great (same view as I have on The Shawshank Redemption). It's a full tier below the Godfather movies in my opinion...if I continued that list it'd probably be somewhere in the 45-55 range. I think I have an overall feeling that the 90s as a film decade was just overrated because of how big of a dud the 80s were (and the fact that the current generation of 20 and 30somethings grew up on those films doesn't hurt...we always remember fondly what we grew up loving, regardless of merit). My favorite of his would be Taxi Driver, which would be somewhere around #30...but he'd show up quite a few times between then and #100.
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I'd much rather be involved in the creative process than the destruction of people's hard work.

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I've tried so hard to like "A Clockwork Orange," but couldn't get into it. I guess it's just not for me.

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I took a media studies course back in high school. Theory for the first half, cinema for the second. We watched the Great Train Robbery up to Fargo, irrc. Just show up to class and watch. There was a final test consisting of fill in the blank (title, year, director, genre), but that was it. Probably the only reason I went to school somedays.

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I have a couple spec scripts for television and have a movie script I occasionally work on (focusing on the television side of things for now because the money is far better).

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movie thread...oh boy.

a new spin: directors ranked according to the likelihood that their next film is a masterpiece:

1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2. Béla Tarr (says he's retired)
3. Aleksandr Sokurov
4. Terence Davies
5. Terrence Malick
6. Abbas Kiarostami
7. Jacques Audiard
8. Kelly Reichardt
9. Andrew Dominik
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Sell NBC a pilot, or fox. But NBC would be better.

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20. Metropolis, 1927, Fritz Lang (Germany)
don't sleep on Lang's American output:
his westerns are brilliant genre deconstructions (Western Union, Rancho Notorious, The Return of Frank James) and his film-noir are some of the most nervy and haunting thrillers (Scarlet Street, Clash by Night, Ministry of Fear).

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The greatest silent film ever made in my opinion.
i'm going to have to rain all over this parade - it's a great film but if i was going to espouse the glory of silent cinema i'd point to Murnau's Sunrise, Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc or Ozu's Floating Weeds first.

i think Fassbinder doesn't receive enough praise when talking about New German Cinema. Herzog gets the headlines and Wim Wenders warms the hearts of the critics and Schlöndorff is an immortal because of his ability to adapt German literature. Fassbinder gets the brilliant-brazen-erratic label because he died so young but his oeuvre stacks against anyone's in film history.

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Fassbinder is my second favorite of the NGC directors. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and The Marriage of Maria Braun would have ranked in my top 40.

Sunrise and Joan of Arc are definitely great options as best silent film. A lot of what puts Metropolis on top is the aesthetic of it. I haven't seen Floating Weeds.

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I'm a fan of the "Massacre" series. I don't really think it's a cohesive series, just random horribly made horror movies that end with Massacre. Motor Home Massacre is my personal favorite. It's comedic gold.

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Oh and Snakes on a Train is pretty good too. It came out before Snakes on a Plane.

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Civ V all-nighter. **** yeah, Boudicca.
I get addicted to that game too... Stayed up till 4 in the morning a few times.

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