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Corrik7
4 weeks ago#91
Nelson_Mandela posted...
I'm sure they recruited well, but was it really on the level of any D1 football program, let alone Alabama?
They were one of the few colleges even recruiting at all in women's sports. Them in Notre Dame was it. So they had the pick of the crop every year.
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User Info: Nelson_Mandela

Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#92
bumpo
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Nelson_Mandela
4 weeks ago#93
More tomorrow or Monday
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Nelson_Mandela
3 weeks ago#94
Best Movie of the 2010s: Boyhood
Runners Up: Parasite, The Social Network, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Whiplash, The Irishman

I did a whole big topic for my top 250 movies ever made, so I'll try not to repeat what I already typed up (it's in the b8 archives somewhere). You can find my thoughts on why The Social Network is David Fincher's best film, the genius meta-narrative of Birdman and how it is aging with stunning grace in the era of the MCU glut, and why Whiplash is one of the most endlessly rewatchable triumphs this side of Rocky. But two movies came out in the last few months that not only would have made the list, but make my top of the top for the decade.

Parasite is Korean director Bong Joon Ho's magnum opus, and one of the only movies that rendered me mute for about 30 minutes after watching. On the surface, it's sort of a Kafkaesque screwball comedy, with a really interesting blend of thriller/suspense and horror on top of it. But by the end of the film, you suddenly realize that you haven't just been watching a really unique and fun genre-meld; rather, Parasite is a brilliant allegory for social mobility--and it's ending will leave you completely breathless.

The Irishman also leaves you with that haunting feeling. In the brilliant career of Martin Scorsese, arguably the greatest filmmaker who ever lived, he has never made something so personal and introspective as this movie. It's one of those rare films that works even better when you take yourself out of it and watch it knowing that it's just a movie. I'll explain: having an aging De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in a septuagenarian's final mob movie elevates the themes in a way that could only be done with this cast and this director. It's a film about reflecting back on a lifetime of glorifying violence and wondering what the point of it all was. I can't get into it any further without spoilers, so you'll just have to sit through the 3.5 hours of it and see for yourself.

Both of these are still playing in select theaters and are absolutely worth watching on the big screen, so do yourself a favor and buy a ticket to both this week. You won't regret it.

But alas, we get to our film of the decade: Richard Linklater's Boyhood. I've written about this movie at length, so I'll keep this brief. For anyone born between roughly 1988 and 1992, this movie is like watching your entire life unfold before you in the span of 3 hours. The irony is that the best movie of the 2010s is actually a real-time reflection on the 2000s--the music, the events, the culture. Linklater managed to curate these moments for us as he was editing the film across 12 years, and what we're left with is an absolutely gutting experience that I will never forget.
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Nelson_Mandela
3 weeks ago#95
For s***s and giggles (and because I have them written down), here is my top 25 of the 2010s:

25. Hugo
24. Paterson
23. A Ghost Story
22. Django Unchained
21. The Wolf of Wall Street
20. Roma
19. Enemy
18. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
17. The Favourite
16. Coco
15. Midnight in Paris
14. Life of Pi
13. Blue Is the Warmest Color
12. Holy Motors
11. Moonlight
10. Melancholia
9. Toy Story 3
8. Mad Max: Fury Road
7. The Tree of Life
6. The Irishman
5. Whiplash
4. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
3. The Social Network
2. Parasite
1. Boyhood

Post your own!
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Seginustemple
3 weeks ago#96
So much s*** I haven't seen yet, I'll probably see a few more this week that could be on here (Irishman and Parasite I imagine). And I loved the book Life of Pi so idk why it's taken me so long to get to that movie...

25. Logan
24. Beyond the Black Rainbow
23. Loving Vincent
22. Sicario
21. First Reformed
20. Nightcrawler
19. Ex-Machina
18. Upstream Color
17. Whiplash
16. Holy Motors
15. Brooklyn's Finest
14. Guardians of the Galaxy
13. The Master
12. Gone Girl
11. Hereditary
10. Dunkirk
9. The Witch
8. Mandy
7. Lucky
6. Fury Road
5. Moonlight
4. Swiss Army Man
3. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
2. Under the Skin
1. The Lighthouse

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Nelson_Mandela
3 weeks ago#97
Oh man I am seeing The Lighthouse this week

I suppose that could change my top 25 (or maybe even my runners up?)
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neonreaper
3 weeks ago#98
I have no idea what my #1 for the decade would be. The Force Awakens?
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Nelson_Mandela
3 weeks ago#99
neonreaper posted...
I have no idea what my #1 for the decade would be. The Force Awakens?

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"Sephy's point is right."~ Inviso
Boyhood is my #1 of the decade as well
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