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Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2019 (LAST CALL)


Post by brokenface » February 17th, 2020, 11:24 am

OldAle1 wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 4:22 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Really jealous of everyone who managed to see About Endlessness.
The one I'm really jealous of is Portrait de la jeune fille en feu which "opened" on Friday, but I'm guessing that means NY and LA only - it doesn't open in Chicago until next Friday and I don't know if it'll play closer. Not really that into driving 2 1/2 hours each way in the middle of winter. In any case however I see it, won't be until after the poll has closed.
Yeah Portrait not out till the end of month for us either.

I do wait for cinema these days, but it's frustrating when they take 1 year+ from festivals. e.g. About Endlessness now has a release date for July.

On the plus side things i want to see do generally play in my town, just sometimes have to wait. Even finally getting a showing of the 3D Long Day's Journey Into Night this week which I'm going to. I thought that one had passed us by.

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Post by AssonFire » February 17th, 2020, 1:36 pm

1. Dragged Across Concrete (S. Craig Zahler)
2. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese)
3. A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)
4. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
5. Transit (Christian Petzold)
6. Joker (Todd Phillips)
7. High Life (Claire Denis)
8. In Fabric (Peter Strickland)
9. Ad Astra (James Gray)
10. Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood)
11. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
12. Adoration (Fabrice du Welz)
13. Donbass (Sergei Loznitsa)
14. Destroyer (Karyn Kusama)
15. The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers)
16. The Report (Scott Z. Burns)
17. Deerskin (Quentin Dupieux)
18. The Kindergarten Teacher (Sara Colangelo)
19. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
20. I Am Mother (Grant Sputore)

10 HMs: Knives Out; Portrait of a Lady on Fire; Uncut Gems; Color Out of Space; Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles; Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin; Light of My Life; I See You; Pain and Glory; The Mustang.

Leading Actor:
1. Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
2. Robert De Niro (The Irishman)
3. Jean Dujardin (Deerskin)
4. Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit)
5. Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell)
6. Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
7. Daniel Craig (Knives Out)
8. Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)
9. Song Kang-ho (Parasite)
10. Robert Pattinson (High Life)

Leading Actress:
1. Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher)
3. Adèle Haenel (Deerskin)
4. Marianne Jean-Baptiste (In Fabric)
5. Ana de Armas (Knives Out)
6. Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)
7. Emily Beecham (Little Joe)
8. Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
9. Florence Pugh (Midsommar)
10. Valerie Pachner (A Hidden Life)

Supporting Actor:
1. Tory Kittles (Dragged Across Concrete)
2. Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
3. Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)
4. Sam Rockwell (Richard Jewell)
5. Al Pacino (The Irishman)
6. Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse)
7. Sam Rockwell (Jojo Rabbit)
8. Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
9. Vince Vaughn (Dragged Across Concrete)
10. Sean Penn (The Professor and the Madman)

Supporting Actress:
1. Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
2. Fatma Mohamed (In Fabric)
3. Juliette Binoche (High Life)
4. Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
5. Toni Collette (Knives Out)
6. Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
7. Olivia Wilde (Richard Jewell)
8. Raffey Cassidy (Vox Lux)
9. Sasha Lane (Daniel Isn't Real)
10. Cho Yeo-jeong (Parasite)

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Post by Obgeoff » February 17th, 2020, 2:14 pm

Sticking to imdb year of 2019 rather than working out which films opened in Ireland during 2019. I've only watched 19 films - really this should be weighted by the number of films that the voter has viewed.

All-time favourite
1. Little Women

Personal favourites
2. The Irishman
3. Gisaengchung
4. A Hidden Life

Very Good
5. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
6. Uncut Gems
7. Midsommar
8. High Flying Bird
9. Joker
10. Dolor y Gloria
11. Ad Astra
12. 1917
13. Knives Out

Above Average
14. The Lighthouse

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Post by perceval » February 17th, 2020, 2:47 pm

1. Vitalina Varela
2. The Wild Goose Lake
3. Om det oändliga
4. Bacurau

Have seen 12 features and one short

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Post by Cinepolis » February 17th, 2020, 8:11 pm

I hope it's still eligible.

1. Dolor y gloria
2. 3 From Hell
3. Apollo 11
4. J'ai perdu mon corps

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Post by joachimt » February 17th, 2020, 8:49 pm

joachimt wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 7:03 am
Rufus-T wrote:
February 10th, 2020, 1:49 am
joachimt wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Seen 10 titles from 2019 so far. One 8/10, one 7/10, two 6/10, rest lower.
Not participating, but eager for the results for recommendations.
Even if you like 1 or 2 films, you are welcome to list them if you like. Two years ago, the top film got by only a few points. Your contribution may make a difference.
Alright, here's my short list. Three movies from 2019 and three from 2018, that have been released in The Netherlands in 2019.

1. Avengers: Endgame
2. Shazam!
3. Captain Marvel
4. The House That Jack Built (Jan 2019)
5. Free Solo (Jan 2019)
6. They Shall Not Grow Old (Apr 2019)
7. Toy Story 4
I added an animated movie. :o
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Post by outdoorcats » February 17th, 2020, 11:09 pm

Not too late?

1. The Wild Goose Lake
2. Waves
3. The Irishman
4. Bacurau
5. The Lodge
6. Midsommar
7. Parasite
8. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood
9. Knives Out
10. Atlantics
11. Zombies [sh.]
12. The Whistlers
13. Les misérables
14. Spider-Man: Far From Home
15. GUO4 [sh.]
16. Sorry We Missed You
17. Imbued Life [sh.]
18. It Must Be Heaven
19. Syndrome IO [sh.]
20. Marriage Story

Two amazing mini-series eligible but I decided not to include: HBO's Watchmen and Chernobyl.

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Post by nimimerkillinen » February 18th, 2020, 8:36 am


1 Marriage Story
2 The Beach Bum
3 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
4 Corpus Christi
5 Uncut Gems
6 Parasite
7 The Lighthouse
8 Midsommar
9 Joker
10 Ad Astra
11 Pain & Glory
12 Knives Out
13 The Irishman
14 Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward
15 Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Post by St. Gloede » February 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm

Interesting to see so much love for Wild Goose Lake. Saw it this weekend and it was one of the years biggest let-downs (loved Black Coal, Thin Ice). It was visually stunning, to the degree that the cinematographer should be lined up for awards, but to me Yi'nan Diao thoroughly screwed up as a director, making the long takes often come off as clumsy. It was such a disconnect to have such beautiful colours and composition, and such bad handle of blocking. It was not all the time, many scenes were thoroughly spectacular, but the times when the direction and editing had moments of feeling amateurish or silly, butchering or harming the atmosphere. The story was also thoroughly banal and poorly structured - not that this stops a film from being great, Long Day's Journey Into Night also had a poor and clumsy story, but was uplifted by the style, atmosphere and craft. This film really seemed to have everything needed to pull it off, but bad choice after bad choice (including silly fights, the worst of which being a man stabbed by an umbrella, and the umbrella opening to catch the blood) that I have to brand the film as "just good". I really don't know what Diao was trying to do here.

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Post by Onderhond » February 18th, 2020, 1:23 pm

That pretty much described what Long Day's Journey Into Night was for me. That long take was such a disappointment, though can't comment on anything the 3D might have added. I think the time has come to just start skipping these Chinese arthouse favorites altogether.

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Post by OldAle1 » February 18th, 2020, 10:29 pm

Gonna watch Wild Goose Lake right now actually - don't know much about it and haven't seen anything else from the director. Looks artsy and noirish which to me are positive things.

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 18th, 2020, 11:44 pm

jdidaco wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 4:54 am
From the very limited options I have - mixing 2018/19, loosely ranked,

Le livre d'image (Godard, 2018)
Ce magnifique gâteau! (De Swaef/Roels, 2018)
Mémorable (Collet, 2019)
The Lighthouse (Eggers, 2019)
Synonymes (Lapid, 2019)
Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Jude, 2018)
Atlantique (Diop, 2019)
Hmyz (Svankmajer, 2018)
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Gilliam, 2018)
La Casa Lobo (Cociña/León, 2018)
J'ai perdu mon corps (Clapin, 2019)
Un couteau dans le coeur (Gonzalez, 2018)
His Master's Voice (Pálfi, 2018)
L'île au trésor (Brac, 2018)
Ad Astra (Gray, 2019)
Transit (Petzold, 2018)
Touch Me Not (Pintilie, 2018)
In My Room (Köhler, 2018)
Dolor y gloria (Almodóvar, 2019)
Little Joe (Hausner, 2019)

obviously I have a lot to catch up, and with Costa, Schanelec, Beauvais, Heise, Marcello, Bellocchio, and others on the horizon (just to mention 2019), I'm sure this list will look vastly different in a couple of years...

Thanks for hosting, Rufus!
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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » February 18th, 2020, 11:47 pm

Onderhond wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 11:04 am
Still one film short, though I've still have a couple of interesting 2019 releases lined up. Fingers crossed, but just to be sure, here's the list (should I forget to post it)

08. Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux
Terrific to see Deerskin on your list hond, it is such a quirky Horror,with two great leads. Hopefully it will get some more attenion from others during the Horor Challenge.

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Post by AB537 » February 19th, 2020, 1:37 am

Is it too late to submit a ballot? Just saw Portrait of a Lady on Fire and want to rank it high on my list if voting is still open. No worries if not.

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Post by St. Gloede » February 19th, 2020, 6:12 am

AB537 wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 1:37 am
Is it too late to submit a ballot? Just saw Portrait of a Lady on Fire and want to rank it high on my list if voting is still open. No worries if not.
It is all good until you are told it is over.

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Post by beavis » February 19th, 2020, 6:06 pm

seen a Hidden Life today, didn't make my cut

out of 126 features seen with production year 2019, I can now make this ranked top 11
(the 11th one is too nice to round this thing off to a top 10 ;))

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7670212 - Goldene Handschuh, Der - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4516162 - Martin Eden - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070 - Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8241872 - Vitalina Varela - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8212958 - O Que Arde - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9456372 - Hellhole - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10228180 - Tlamess - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8359842 - It Must Be Heaven - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9296808 - Bergmal - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6390668 - A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão - 2019 - 4.5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9806192 - J'ai Perdu Mon Corps - 2019 - 4.5

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Post by Onderhond » February 19th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Well, since the deadline was still open I edged in Miike's First Love tonight.

I should've know that the hype was a bad sign. The popular argument is that Miike became a bit soft and commercial this past decade, but if you look at the films that did get some international recognition (13 Assassins, Blade of the Immortal, First Love) and compare them to the ones that didn't (The Mole Song, As the Gods Will, Ninja Kids!!!) it's obvious either his fans are just stuck in the past or they became a bit unadventurous themselves.

First Love wasn't bad, but it's far from the "best-off" that it was said to be, let alone a remarkable entry in Miike's oeuvre. Ah well, the popular opinion.

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Post by Onderhond » February 20th, 2020, 8:26 am

Updated top 10 (also updated original posts):

01. Promare by Hiroyuki Imaishi
02. Chiwawa by Ken Ninomiya
03. The Forest of Love by Sion Sono
04. Paris Is Us by Elisabeth Vogler
05. Adoration by Fabrice Du Welz
06. Last Sunrise by Wen Ren
07. Lost in Love by Jianqi Huo
08. Sound & Fury by Jumpei Mizusaki
09. De Patrick by Tim Mielants
10. Deerskin by Quentin Dupieux
11. Ready or Not by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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Post by Rufus-T » February 20th, 2020, 9:57 pm

Sorry for the delay. The poll is now closed. Thanks to all the participants!

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