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    18. Captain Marvel (Cinema)
    19. Incredibles 2 (Netflix)
    20. Alita Battle Angel (Cinema)
    21. Us (Cinema)
    22. The Dirt (Netflix)
    23. The Beach Bum (Cinema)
    24. Shazam! (Cinema)
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    25. Hacksaw Ridge (Netflix)
    26. The Inbetweeners (Netflix)
    27. Kick-Ass 2 (Rental)
    28. Avengers Endgame (Cinema)
    29. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Fat On Foot (Amazon Prime)
    30. Pet Semetary (Cinema)
    31. Johnny English Strikes Again (Rental)
    32. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)
    33. Long Shot (Cinema)
    34. Avengers Endgame (Cinema)
    35. John Wick (Blu-ray)
    36. Step Brothers (Netflix)
    37. The Amazing Spider-Man (Netflix)
    38. Brightburn (Cinema)
    39. Rush Hour (Blu-Ray)

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    141. Hunter Killer (2018) - Netflix
    142. Bullitt County (2018) - Netflix
    143. Robots (2005) - DVD Collection
    144. Green Book (2018) - DVD Rent
    145. The Perfection (2018) - Netflix
    146. London Fields (2018) - DVD Rent
    147. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018) - DVD Rent
    148. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End (2007) - DVD Collection
    149. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - DVD Collection
    150. The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Big Foot (2018) - DVD Rent
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    That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again.

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    151. The Guilty (2018) - Netflix
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    153. Wall·E (2008) - DVD Collection
    154. Small Soldiers (1998) - DVD Collection
    155. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) - DVD Collection
    156. The Rocketeer (1991) - DVD Collection
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    251. Cruising (1980)
    252. Repulsion (1965)
    253. The Yakuza (1975)
    254. Let the Right One In (2008)
    255. The Wicker Man (1973)
    256. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
    257. Amarcord (1973)
    258. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019)
    259. Auntie Mame (1958)
    260. Frida (2002)
    261. The Skin I Live In (2011)
    262. Almost Famous (2000)
    263. Bound (1996)
    264. Gosford Park (2001)
    265. Before Night Falls (2000)
    266. Zodiac (2007)
    267. We Were Here (2011)
    268. Raging Bull (1980)
    269. Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
    270. The Handmaiden (2016)
    271. Moonstruck (1987)
    272. The King of Comedy (1982)
    273. Snowpiercer (2013)
    274. Beach Rats (2017)
    275. Another Man’s Poison (1951)
    276. Go Fish (1994)
    277. Dark Victory (1939)
    278. Mildred Pierce (1945)
    279. Mommie Dearest (1981)
    280. Beyond the Forest (1949)
    281. Grand Hotel (1932)
    282. Jezebel (1938)
    283. The Princess Bride (1987)
    284. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    285. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
    286. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    287. Fear of Fear (1975)
    288. Dead Man (1995)
    289. Happy Together (1997)
    290. Veronika Voss (1982)

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    1.Avengers Endgame
    2. (2019) Aladdin
    3. A Dog's Purpose
    4.Love Romance and Chocolate
    5.The Crossword Mysteries A Puzzle To Die For
    6. Happy Death Day 2U
    7.Cruel Intentions 20th Anniversary
    8. (2019) Pet Semetery
    9. (2018) 7 Minutes in Heaven
    10. Spider Man Into The Spider Verse
    11. A Dog's Way Home

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    161. Ocean's 8 (2018) - DVD Rent
    162. Murder Mystery (2019) - Netflix
    163. Escape Room (2019) - DVD Rent
    164. Beneath The Leaves (2019) - Netflix
    165. Happy Death Day 2U (2019) - DVD Rent
    166. The Devil's Honey (1986) - BluRay Collection
    167. Mortal Engines (2018) - DVD Rent
    168. Welcome Home (2018) - Netflix
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    For my second batch of films, I thought I'd do ten with a three amigos theme, based on the Mexican directors who have won five of the last six best directing Academy Awards. They worked often with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, so I thought I'd catch at least five of his films. There was a lot of coverage of the work of actress Bibi Andersson after she passed away, so I figured I'd see five of her films, which would overlap with an effort to catch five Swedish flicks.

    Movie #51/ New Movie #36/ 2000s Movie #2/ Anime Film #1: The Girl Who Jumped Through Time
    This was a fun combination of anime coming of age comedy and sci-fi as a high school student makes her life better through time-travel, but slowly realizes the consequences for others.
    8/10

    Movie #52/ New Movie #37/ 1980s Movie #4/ Anime Film #2: Mobile Suit Patlabor
    The 1980s mech film does a decent job setting up a world in which Gundam-style mech are used for more mundane purposes like construction, with a relatively by the books police investigation into a possible effort by a madman to control the robots for the wrong purposes.
    8/10

    Movie #53/ New Movie #38/ 2000s Movie #3/ Swedish Film #1: Songs From The Second Floor
    I got interested in Roy Anderrson's "Living" trilogy when a film list declared it was the best example of film production design ever. That's probably a stretch, but this series of interconnected shorts has a surreal and bleak deadpan quality to it, that is definitely worth checking out.
    8/10

    Movie #54/ 2000s Movie #4: The Producers
    Some aspects of the Broadway adaptation do pale in comparison to the 1960s original, especially when Matthew Broderick's Leo Bloom is compared to Gene Wilder's original. This version is a bit duller, but does have some stuff to recommend it, especially Gary Beach reprising his Tony-winning take on the hapless director looped into the madness.
    7/10

    Movie #55/ New Movie #39/ 2000s Movie #5/ Swedish Film #2: You, The Living
    Roy Andersson's follow-up interesting, but a step down. Dry and bleak, but without the shock of the new of seeing this technique for the first time in Songs From the Second Floor, and with a slightly less satisfying focus on recurring characters. Your mileage may vary.
    7/10

    Movie #56/ 1980s Movie #5/ New Movie #40/ Three Amigos Film #1: Three Amigos
    The Three Amigos is a decent send-up of Hollywood Westerns, with solid gags and camaraderie between Chase, Short and Martin.
    7/10

    Movie #57/ New Movie #40/ 2019 Movie #5/ Seen In Theaters #7: Avengers Endgame
    Like Infinity War, it's an odd film to measure since it isn't mainly consumed as one movie, but as the culmination of a decade-long saga spanning over twenty movies. It does provide a satisfying conclusion to one of the most ambitious film projects ever, so it definitely deserves credit there. The central story is pretty decent, with the heroes dealing with the aftermath of a villain's victory, but much of the appeal is in the fitting endings for some of the best film heroes ever.
    9/10

    Movie #58/ 2018 Movie #5: Into the Spider-Verse
    Watching it again it definitely holds up on a lot of levels. Miles Morales has a great central arc, as a kid dealing with a lot of stuff who finds himself part of the Spider-Man legacy. Spider-characters from different universes are introduced seemlessly, and the animation is stunning. The Oscar for Best Animated film, and the general consensus that it was an obvious no-brainer, are well-deserved.
    10/10

    Movie #59/ New Movie #41/ 2000s Movie #6/ Finnish Film #2: Sauna
    It's got a solid concept, as two Finnish brothers work as cartographers mapping out the Russian/ Finnish border in the aftermath of a peace settlement. Some shady stuff occurs before they meet up with Russians at a strange villain where an eerie presence awaits. It's not perfect, but it does get an extra point for remaining undeniably creepy.
    7/10



    Movie #60/ 1960s Movie #11/ New Film #42/ Bibi Andersson Film #1: Duel at Diablo
    An interesting effort just before the New Hollywood arrived in a Western that acknowledges that the Native Americans had legitimate grievances, features Sydney Poitier as a cynical former soldier turned mercenary, and Bergman collaborator Bibi Andersson as an Apache abductee who thinks they might be better than the regular Americans.
    6/10

    Movie #61/ 2010s Movie #2 : Warrior
    An underdog sports movie on steroids in the sense that it isn't a set-up to one battle. It's an underdog in a tournament where he has to tackle numerous tough guys, where the fight against the sport's most powerful figure isn't even the last one. Solid cast with Hardy, Edgerton and Nick Nolte as a deeply flawed mentor.
    9/10

    Movie #62/ 1950s Movie #5: Mister Roberts
    This John Ford Navy dramedy has a hell of a cast and uses it well; James Cagney as a strict ambitious admiral, Jack Lemmon (winning an Oscar) as a slacker ensign, William Powell as the elder statesman ship doctor, and Henry Fonda as an executive officer who wants to be where the action is. It's generally enjoyable take on the monotony of war, and a power struggle that ensues.
    8/10

    Movie #63/ 2000s Movie #7/ Three Amigos Film #2/ New Film #43/ Spanish Language Film #1: Amores Perros
    Alejandro González Iñárritu's debut film certainly doesn't feel like a first film; an above-average Pulp Fiction knock-off maybe. It tells three intersecting stories in Mexico City, connected by characters' doomed love of dogs and a car accident. There's potential for think-pieces in the question about whether it's more unsettling to watch dogfighting scenes than violence against humans.
    8/10

    Movie #64/ 2010s Movie #3/ Three Amigos Film #3/ Emmanuel Lubezki Film #1: Gravity
    If you have the opportunity to watch it in 3D in a theater it may be a 10/10, because the spectacle is incredible. On a DVD on a regular TV, it's a decent survival story, with an excellent performance by Sandra Bullock as a desperate scientist not all that sure she has anything to go back to.
    8/10

    Movie #65/ 2010s Movie #4/ Three Amigos Film #4/ Emmanuel Lubezki Film #2: Birdman
    This film highlights several of Iñárritu's skills as a director: He gets several great performances in one narrative with such regularity it's easy to overlook (this film has three nominated performances; The Revenant had two; 21 Grams had two more; all were well-deserved.) He tackles familiar and unfamiliar locations with power and confidence (He is not a creature of Broadway or 1990s Hollywood.) He raises questions and conflicts that aren't fully resolved (Burton's Hollywood has-been VS the authenticity of Norton's critical darling; the daughter wanting to be more modern and media-savvy.) And he uses gimmicks in interesting ways, with this film coming across as an unbroken shot.
    9/10

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    Movie #66/ 1990s Movie #2/ Three Amigos Film #5/ New Film #44/ Spanish Language Film #/ Emmanuel Lubezki Film #3: Sólo con Tu Pareja/ Love In The Time of Hysteria
    Cuaron's debut about a likable cad tricked into believing he has AIDs is funny and goes into some dark places. The cast is pretty decent, even if there are some likely inevitable issues with tonal consistency.
    7/10

    Movie #67/ 1950s Movie #6/ Criterion Edition #11/ Swedish Film #3/ Bibi Andersson Film #2: Wild Strawberries
    Tremendous look at a man's soul. Probably the best of the subgenre of people looking back at their life.
    10/10

    Movie #68/ 2000s Movie #8/ Emmanuel Lubezki Film #4/ Criterion Edition #12 : The New World (Theatrical Edition)
    I probably enjoyed the Extended Edition a little more, but the theatrical edition gives a satisfying sense of a mythic story that will be relevant centuries later as it's happening.
    9/10

    Movie #69/ New Film #45/ 1990s Movie #3/ Three Amigos Film #6/ Spanish Language/ Criterion Edition #13: Cronos
    Del Toro's debut shows his confidence as a young director, telling what could be a horror story as more of a fable, as an old shopkeeper gains immortality, and realizes the cost. The extras in the Criterion Edition highlight just how much work has gone on behind the scenes (IE- He knows details about the characters' families that aren't expressed in these 90 minutes.)
    8/10

    Movie #70/ 2010s Movie #5/ Emmanuel Lubezki Film #5 : Tree of Life
    It takes a while to realize what this Malick film is about, and someone else might have a different impression. It's a very different coming of age story, often beautiful and dreamlike, and at some points quite cosmic.
    10/10

    Movie #71/ New Movie #46/ 1920s Movie #3/ Criterion Edition #14: The Love Parade
    Lubitsch's comedy s arguably the first standard Hollywood musical, so some of the rough edges in sound quality are understandable, and well made up by the star power of a young Maurice Chevalier, and the film debut of Jeanette MacDonald. It collapses a bit in the second half, when it shifts into a different and less satisfying story with a 1920s take on gender equality.
    8/10

    Movie #72/ New Film #47/ 2000s Movie #9/ Three Amigos Film #7: 21 Grams
    It's described as a crime story, although there are mainly two criminal acts; a hit and run that connects the three main characters, and a later effort at revenge. There are powerhouse performances by Penn, Watts and Benicio Del Toro, all put through the wringer and highlighting their range.
    8/10

    Movie #73/ 2000s Movie #9/ Three Amigos Film #8: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
    Easily one of the most effective superhero sequels and a significant improvement over the original. It's very successful at world-building, at showing a universe of strange wonders, and combining that with an interesting arc for Hellboy as he tries to find his place in a world that sees him as a monster.
    9/10

    Movie #74/ 1950s Movie #7/ New Film #48/ Criterion Edition #15/ Swedish Film #4/ Bibi Andersson Film #3: The Magician
    This Bergman film is a strange take on performance and the importance of art in the conflict between a magician and a professional skeptic. It's sometimes avant-garde and sometimes very classical.
    9/10

    Movie #75/ 2000s Movie #10/ Three Amigos Film #9: Blade II
    Del Toro's first superhero adaptation puts the vampire hunter in the uncomfortable position of having to ally himself with the enemies, a common enough move for superhero sequels, but one that works pretty well given how nasty the new bad guy is, and the conflicts between the vampire society. Visually stunning.
    9/10

    Movie #76/ 1970s Movie #9/ New Film #/ Bibi Andersson Film #: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
    This seems to be a bit of a cross between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, It's a Wonderful Life and Spellbound, as a teenager struggles with mental illness and the sense that others just don't understand her. It's sometimes depicted sensitively enough, although often a bit amateurish, as producer Roger Corman isn't the right fit for the nuance and subtlety required.
    6/10



    Movie #77/ New Movie #48/ 1920s- Silent Movie #4/ Criterion Edition #16: Speedy
    This Harold Lloyd romantic comedy is worth checking out for some genius set pieces, and for the depiction of New York City a century ago (often filmed on location.)
    8/10

    Movie #78/ 1960s Movie #12/ Criterion Edition #17/ Swedish Film #5/ Bibi Andersson Film #5: Persona
    The contest of wills between a mute actress and a young nurse is a powerful film about secrets laid bare, with fascinating avant-garde techniques and but a straightforward and accessible story.
    10/10

    Movie #79/ New Movie #49/ 1990s Movie #4: The Yards
    It's never quite clear whether this was set in the late 90s when it was filmed or in the mid-1980s when a pivotal scandal occurred. A bit of a pale imitation of The Godfather and On The Waterfront, although the casting is excellent with Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron as the younger generation, and Faye Dunaway, Ellen Burnstyn and James Caan as the parents.
    7/10

    Movie #80/ 2010s Movie #6/ Three Amigos Film #10 : The Shape of Water
    A lot of different things come together very successfully in this film. It is a decent fable of a romance between a complex mute woman and a Universal Horror movie monster. It's a Golden Age of Hollywood type science fiction film from the point of view of people who weren't the protagonists in those movies. It's easily one of the best-looking science fiction films ever, with solid arcs for a variety of characters. It should not have won Best Picture over Dunkirk, but it is an excellent carefully-considered film.
    9/10

    Round-Up (From These Films)
    Best Film I've Never Seen Before... Avengers: Endgame
    Best Three Amigos Film... The Shape of Water
    Best Emmanuel Lubezki Film...Tree of Life
    Best Swedish Film... Persona
    Best Bibi Anderrson Film... Persona
    Best Film Overall...Persona

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    I just brought film no. 100, and--as an antidote to some the cinematic trash I've been watching recently--I watched the classic film noir The Asphalt Jungle. And a top notch film it is to. Perhaps not quite as good as The Killing (the other classic noir starring Sterling Hayden), not farr below it.

    Films watched so far:

    1) The Girl in Lovers Lane
    2) Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold
    3) The Crucifer of Blood
    4) Colette
    5) The Phantom of Crestwood
    6) Violent Saturday
    7) Ralph Breaks the Internet
    8) The Hollow
    9) Rhymes for Young Ghouls
    10) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    12) The Babadook
    13) Whiteout
    14) Mary Poppins Returns
    15) The Quick and the Dead
    16) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    17) Zombie Nightmare
    18) Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
    19) What a Carve Up!
    20) Crime Doctor
    21) Racket Girls
    22) Black Zoo
    23) The Deserter
    24) Amazon Women on the Moon
    25) Vlog
    26) Go West, Young Lady
    27) The Corpse Vanishes
    28) Murders in the Zoo
    29) Young Lady Chatterly II
    30) Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter
    31) Alita: Battle Angel
    32) Cold Pursuit
    33) The Rawhide Terror
    35) The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen
    36) Terror in a Texas Town
    37) Thirteen Women
    38) Rehearsal for Murder
    39) The Terror of Tiny Town
    40) The Ghoul (1933)
    41) Silent Night
    42) The Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
    43) Petticoat Planet
    44) Escape Room (2017)
    45) The Mountie
    46) Night School (1981)
    47) Batman: Gotham By Gaslight
    48) Panic in the Streets
    49) Midnight Movie
    50) Robin Hood (1973)
    51) Shandra: The Jungle Girl
    52) Being Evel
    53) Raiders of the Lost Ark
    54) Destroyer
    55) Tales of Terror
    56) Final Destination 5
    57) Night of the Demons (2009)
    58) The Butchers
    59) Unfriended: Dark Web
    60) Gang of Roses
    61) Julia X
    62) Circus of Horrors
    63) Boar
    64) The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
    65) Amusement
    66) Pet Semetary (2019)
    67) Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
    68) Accident (2009)
    69) The Initiation
    70) Deadly Advice
    71) April and the Extraordinary World
    72) 13 Sins
    73) Theatre of Death
    74) Sky Bandits
    75) Robin Hood (2018)
    76) Gutterballs
    77) The Hand (1981)
    78) In Order of Disappearance
    79) Firestorm (1998)
    80) Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks
    81) The Return of Sherlock Holmes (2016)
    82) Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!
    83) Gun Crazy
    84) Black Christmas (1974)
    85) Chai Lai Angels: Dangerous Flowers
    86) 5ive Girls
    87) Madhouse (1974)
    88) The Beast with Five Fingers
    89) Hatchet
    90) Dead of Night
    91) The Climax
    92) Horrors of the Black Museum
    93) Detention (2011)
    94) Horror Express
    95) The Funhouse
    96) When Evil Calls
    97) girlhouse
    98) Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
    99) The Car: Road to Revenge
    100) The Asphalt Jungle

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    12. AntiTrust
    13. The Meg
    14. John Wick Chapter 3 A wonderful third movie with amazing action scenes inlying on Moving Motorcycles, a continuation of the 2nd movie, sets up the 4th movie, and Mark Dacascos is a terrific Main Antagonist as the badass Assassin Zero and a Syndicate Leader with characters that are mostly Ninjas since they use bladed weapons, great combat skills and kill. John Wick started great with the 1st movie, and has continued to greater with the 2 sequels which is tough to accomplish.
    The Matrix is a great movie, and the 2 sequels while watchable failed to be greater than the 1st movie.
    15. (2019) Love Unleashed A terrific Hallmark movie with likable main characters dealing with real world issues, a wonderful ending, a antagonist that isn't a Villain since Ryan wants businesses built in a certain location that would benefit kids while Hailey wants a Dog sanctuary built since not all dogs get adapted and she does run a business that involves bringing dogs to Parties which is with the intention so persons will adopt a dog not just be entertained.
    I was amazed when watching the movie Jen Lilley that may have the same red hair as Mary Jane would be perfect as Mary Jane if a adult Mary Jane was ever used in the MCU Spider Man movies. Also she is a gorgeous woman, and a great actor so mostly perfect.

    16. (2017) The Student: A great thriller that I watched on Netflix about a Law Ethics College Teacher with a haunting past, and Vance a ambitious student that has a logical reason for wanting to be a Defense Lawyer, and movie reveals is a ruthless man involved in unethical behavior which as expected gets worse, and what is Abigail's haunting past gets talked about in the movie and used in a great way.
    The Tagline He would kill for a good grade and fits perfectly. The he is Vance, and a great entertaining movie start to finish with a amazing ending.

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    25. Hacksaw Ridge (Netflix)
    26. The Inbetweeners (Netflix)
    27. Kick-Ass 2 (Rental)
    28. Avengers Endgame (Cinema)
    29. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Fat On Foot (Amazon Prime)
    30. Pet Semetary (Cinema)
    31. Johnny English Strikes Again (Rental)
    32. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (Netflix)
    33. Long Shot (Cinema)
    34. Avengers Endgame (Cinema)
    35. John Wick (Blu-ray)
    36. Step Brothers (Netflix)
    37. The Amazing Spider-Man (Netflix)
    38. Brightburn (Cinema)
    39. Rush Hour (Blu-Ray)

    Update #4

    40. Ma (Cinema)
    41. Rough Night (Rental)
    42. John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum (Cinema)
    43. Dark Phoenix (Cinema)
    44. Zombieland (Netflix)
    45. The Babysitters (Netflix)
    46. Spider-Man Far From Home (Cinema)
    47. Anna (Cinema)
    48. Spider-Man Far From Home (Cinema)
    49. The Dark Knight (Netflix)
    50. Meet the Parents (Amazon Prime)
    51. Meet the Fockers (Amazon Prime)

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    Movie #14/ 1930s Movie #2/ Michael Curtiz Film #2: The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Following the success of Captain Blood, Michael Curtiz came back with Errol Flynn as another nobleman who becomes an outlaw leader after an evil king usurps control of England, with Basil Rathbone again as a rival swordsman, and Olivia Haviland again as a love interest with relatives in power. This time it's significantly better, so it's worth looking at why. It might be a combination of the setting, and the consistent sense of fun.
    10/10


    Movie #18/ 1960s Movie #5/ New Movie #13/ Hugh Griffith Film #3/ Best Picture Film #2: Oliver!
    Hugh Griffith's role is a brief few minutes as a magistrate in one scene, which is an odd choice for an Oscar winner. This take on Oliver Twist has some legitimately great songs, and solid performances, particularly Ron Moody's sympathetic Fagin, and Carol Reed's hoodlum.
    8/10

    Best of this group: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Best film I hadn't seen before: Roma
    I don't want to be that person who is just nitpicking but just want to point out a note of interest. There has long been a consensus among film critics and historians that 1939 was probably the peak year in the film industry. There was an interesting special about it recently on TCM and it is amazing just how many films that just about everyone would know came out in that year. I hold probably a controversial opinion in that I think Gone With the Wind is overrated and there are probably at least half a dozen films that could have or maybe should have won. Although not a best picture candidate, I find myself watching the Adventures of Robin Hood quite frequently when I get a chance while I wouldn't care if I never saw Gone with the Wind again.

    Just to add a correction, in Oliver! the part of the brutish Bill Sykes is played by Oliver Reed, who was director Sir Carol Reed's nephew.

    He died while not quite finished filming his part in Gladiator. He was taking on all comers in an arm wrestling contest with 5 sailors of the British Royal Navy while enjoying himself at a local tavern on location in Malta and suffered a fatal heart attack.

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    I don't want to be that person who is just nitpicking but just want to point out a note of interest. There has long been a consensus among film critics and historians that 1939 was probably the peak year in the film industry. There was an interesting special about it recently on TCM and it is amazing just how many films that just about everyone would know came out in that year. I hold probably a controversial opinion in that I think Gone With the Wind is overrated and there are probably at least half a dozen films that could have or maybe should have won. Although not a best picture candidate, I find myself watching the Adventures of Robin Hood quite frequently when I get a chance while I wouldn't care if I never saw Gone with the Wind again.

    Just to add a correction, in Oliver! the part of the brutish Bill Sykes is played by Oliver Reed, who was director Sir Carol Reed's nephew.

    He died while not quite finished filming his part in Gladiator. He was taking on all comers in an arm wrestling contest with 5 sailors of the British Royal Navy while enjoying himself at a local tavern on location in Malta and suffered a fatal heart attack.
    The Adventures of Robin Hood was actually in 1938, and a Best Picture nominee that year.

    1939 remains an awesome year in movies (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Only Angels Have Wings, Ninotchka, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Gunga Din, Of Mice and Men, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Rules of the Game)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The Adventures of Robin Hood was actually in 1938, and a Best Picture nominee that year.

    1939 remains an awesome year in movies (The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Stagecoach, Wuthering Heights, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Only Angels Have Wings, Ninotchka, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Gunga Din, Of Mice and Men, Young Mr. Lincoln, The Rules of the Game)
    Wow. The special I was watching lumped it in with 1939 for some reason. I have a feeling that Of Mice and Men, even though I think it is a better film, was too grim to get much support away from GWTW. And I will take the doomed romance of Cathy and Healthcliffe as played by Merle Oberon and Olivier over Rhett and Scarlett. Olivier's final rebuke to Cathy's husband and the Doctor character is more moving to me than the Scarlett/Rhett thing.

    Now I better start watching some movies. Have only got around to a handful new ones this year.

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