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GMD Social Poll: Top Ten Films of 2017

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by CiG, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    1st) Get Out directed by Jordan Peele

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    Voted for by:
    @Einherjar86 (1st place)
    @zabu of nΩd (1st place)
    @Bloopy (2nd place)

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    Main cast:

    Daniel Kaluuya
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    Allison Williams
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    Bradley Whitford
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    Catherine Keener
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  2. RadicalThrasher

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    Nobody else liked/saw shot caller?......:err:

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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Speaking for myself I tried to track it down but nothing too convenient presented itself. Same deal with Get Out and a few others, which I wanted to see before this ended.
     
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    Shot Caller would've made my list if I'd gotten around to making one. Hell of a lot better than Get Out...
     
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    I didn't even post a list dude. Clearly in future I need to spend my Sundays keeping an eye out for these abrupt notices :yell:

    But nah, I'm not gonna make you take the results down, just having a whinge. My list would've caused a tie for #1 anyhow ;)
     
  6. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    If Wainds posts his list before you do, the problem is definitely with you. :D
     
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    Summer holidays man. While Wainds huddles around his boiler watching movies, I go to the beach.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Cottosloe? Woodman Point? Coogee?
     
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    Here's how it roughly would've looked:

    1. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Zahler)
    2. Call Me By Your Name (Guadagnino)
    3. The Square (Ostlund)
    4. Phantom Thread (Anderson)
    5. Dunkirk (Nolan)
    6. Good Time (Safdie/Safdie)
    7. Lady Bird (Gerwig)
    8. Sweet Country (Thornton)
    9. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Lanthimos)
    10. Blade Runner 2049 (Vileneuve)

    HM: Icarus (do we count docos?), Get Out, Thor:Ragnarok, Happy Death Day, The Death of Stalin.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I would, for sure. Short films too.
     
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    City Beach for swimming, but mainly i go for windsurfing so that's usually Scarborough or further north.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    While looking something up in the movie thread I stumbled upon this gem. Do you still feel this way or maybe some hype has worn off? I honestly think it's one of the most insane things I've ever read on this site. :D
     
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    i think she’s alright tbh. driver is the obvious mvp of the new ones but she’s better than any of the other new side characters, and many of the trilogy’s best moments involve her interactions with driver. i actually think the third film was probably her most compelling performance, for all its other issues; she sells the self-doubt and intense conflicted feelings toward ren p well.

    boyega and isaac on the other hand are completely worthless throughout the trilogy.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    There's a huge gap between "alright" and "incredible" and an even larger gap between that and "more likable and compelling than Luke ever was."

    Granted I think she absolutely stinks and the movies are basically worthless trash, but I can live with "alright."
     
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    i don't find luke super compelling either so that's not nearly as high of a bar for me, but yeah calling her 'incredible' is definitely a mark of insanity lol. way too generic for that.
     
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    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    Literal definition of a Mary Sue. :lol:

    Admittedly I'm a salty faggot over the new SW films, maybe in a couple of years I'll be able to appreciate the Disney trilogy. I like that Luke doesn't get the girl like most fantasy heroes and the one girl he almost gets is his fucking sister. He'll always be a pussy for not joining Vader and raping the galaxy though.
     
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    No, I don't. I was feeling major nostalgia after seeing it the first time, which probably had a lot to do with seeing a reboot that was so much better than I, II, and III. I still think she's a good character and more compelling/interesting than young Luke. I also think she and Driver are the best actors in the film. Watching the two of them is highly entertaining.

    I'm a big fan of the new trilogy. I'm not looking for anything groundbreaking or revolutionary in them, but they let me live the thrill of the originals without suffering the steaming pile of crap of I, II, III.
     
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    i mean, i think there's a good trilogy (and character) in there if the people making it had more balls. if they'd just given the whole thing to rian johnson and got out of his way it could've been awesome IMO. it'd be less frustrating if it was just straight up terrible but it's not, it has a number of great ideas but always undercuts or betrays them because they're too spineless to risk upsetting the apple cart. re: rey's character for example,
    it was a cool subversion that she was 'nobody from nowhere' until HURR SPOILER ALERT she's not. it was cool that she loses control and kills chewy because her battle with the dark side is a battle with her own demons until HURR he's alive none of that mattered!
    it's just cowardly bullshit all the way. i like the middle film best despite it being the most messy and confused because at least it has ambitions toward rebelling against the safe committee-driven pandering of the films around it. probably the most high profile example of auteurism in recent years.
     
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    @Einherjar86 I was just breaking your balls, but interesting to hear some of it was based on nostalgia. I sucked The Force Awakens' dick in 2015 so I get it on some level. Contrary to Wainds, the middle film in the trilogy might be my least favourite, but at this point it exists more like a bad taste in my mouth rather than something I can articulate. Rewatches are needed.

    I think the fact that the trilogy is bookended by massive nostalgia-milking says a lot.

    Edit:
    I still stand by this, and holy shit was noticing it a defining moment for how I feel about the new trilogy.
     
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    Agree 100%.

    I didn't mind the first reveal, but yeah, the second one sapped that plot development of any emotional power.

    Nostalgia was a big part of it for me, which I have to acknowledge.

    On first viewing I didn't like The Last Jedi. It's now my favorite of the three; I think I actually had to overcome my nostalgia in order to appreciate it more. Some of the subtleties of Johnson's filmmaking and handling of the narrative were more apparent on rewatches. Like Empire, it's a dark film; but it's also the most mythic while somehow managing to be satirically anti-mythic. Really an impressive installment, in my opinion.

    It sucks that Abrams ignored major aspects of it in TRoS.
     
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