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Added by mavarco86 on 3 Jun 2024 02:53
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FAV per YEAR (movies)

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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
I'm generally not a fan of historical dramas, I have something not cool for those dresses, forced 'old' atmosphere and way of talking, but this movie was not about them, it has a solid plot and the epic vibe of the story helped making all more engaging.

Mads Mikkelsen has the main role here, and that is a blessing for the movie. What I really like about him is something every good actor (and every good 'worker' in general) should have and do, a constant self-improving attitude doing his job.
He has a brilliant career filled with awards (a Cรฉsar among them) but when I see him on the screen I always feel he's trying to learn more and do better as an actor.
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People who added this item 236 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Shin Godzilla (2016)
Not entirely sure if this deserves to be on a fav-best list, cause it's nice yeah but not that amazing.
Even if I love fantastic universes, dragons, monsters, aliens and the like, I don't consider myself an enthusiast when it comes to this genres of movie.
I watch many of these, cause I'm interested and curious 'bout them but in the end I'm often "nah".

It's the case of kaijus, I don't even watch them, usually and the idea of Gojira or Kong doesn't entertain me.

Who watched this Shin Gojira knows it. It was maybe the first time that I really felt the pain and the grotesque of this gigantic monster, also the scene of the destruction of Tokyo it was really terrific and terrible at the same time, it was like watching a real and inescapable mass-scale horror.
This was not 'my' usual monster film, nor a regular disaster movie, this was really about suspense and dread of what is going to happen after 'this current scene'.
Which is the point of Gojira, after all.
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People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (529 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Babadook (2014)
Babadook came out at a time I was really really bored by contemporary (at that time) horror movies. Luckily the wave has recently changed, anyways...

2010s and about was the time of many awful jump-scare-slasher-franchising, some of them are still around with their nine-tenth-twelfth chapter and stuff, you know. I just don't watch them, cause luckily there's also good scary stuff now.

When I watched Babadook it was like drinking fresh water after time, finally it was a popular horror that deserved all that chit-chat. Just this, this is a valid reason to make it on my list.
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"You should see this movie, it's about Nan Goldin her activism, it's directed by a very good documentarist and of course it was huge at Venice" told me an artist-friend of mine.

It's good film about this great living photographer, it's true but I also found it to be a very powerful means of expressing her voice and spreading awareness about a serious social problem that it was like an elephant in the room.

I was already an admirer of Nan Golding as an artist, but now I really realized the fact she's great as a person and this same reason influenced and boosted her talent. Her struggle, her consciousness, her soul.
She IS HUGE and this 'portrait' made by Laura Poitras was really on point.

It left me just with a question: imagine the impact of this film if it was about a MALE popular artist made by a MALE big director.
There's still glass ceiling to break... That's for sure.
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (326 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Isle of Dogs (2018)
Wes Anderson, the great Wes Anderson (not for me).
He's a good director and has a very distinctive style, that's for sure, his films are entertaining and visually super well done, but to me they're kind of all of the same.
That's an hyperbole, but you know what I mean, maybe I'm not the only one in the world thinking this of his work.

The Isle of Dogs was just different, if Anderson is usually over the top with is irony and attention for details, this was over-over the top.
It was one of the most hilarious movie I've ever seen.
My 2 cents.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
R.M.N. (2022)
Sad story inspired by real story.
I watched this movie because it's about borders, immigrations and xenophobia but I wasn't expecting for it to have such a rich narrative style, great photography and to be overall this good.

It struck.
After this I had to search for the other movies directed by Cristian Mungiu, I didn't remember his name but yeah, I got it.
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People who added this item 421 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Favourite (2018)
Yorgos Lanthimos had already directed very interesting movies and received accolades and well deserved awards for them but since The Favourite his career reached a new level, success and audience wise.

This black comedy is visually stunning and has all of the good tricks typical of Lanthimos but it's also of 'easier access' with a great pace, a very entertaining plot and dulcis in fundo received a major blessing with the amazing performances of the three main actresses.
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Square (2017)
Here it is, June 2024, it started with The Square by Ruben Ostlund.
Everyone's recommending their 'best films of the last decade' and I was like IDK.
As usual.
I watched a lot of cool movies, but I was able to recall just one of them that I'd surely put in my 'top 10 of 10 years' list.

The Square.

Still there are others that I really find worth of a top10, at least 'their year top10'. The Isle of Dogs, the Favorite, RMN and so on.
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Ok I hope it will not sink, still...
Always the same story, like many other I follow Cannes, Berlinale, Academy etc trying to see the best movies evah and fulfill my soul but hey, sometimes you don't have time for that, sometimes you're to tired to watch a certain film with the right commitment etc.

SO everyone has their own list of fav stuff, sometimes I'm so overwhelmed that I can't even say which was my fav thing about this or that. Yeah, you know.
I'll list something here, something that I liked and or I recommend, etc.

See ya.

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