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  • Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me   3 weeks 6 days ago

    Thanks, I'll fix that :)

    Though it remains a possibility on any given viewing, I wouldn't bet on an upgrade. Somewhere around 7.5, 7.6 or the current listing of 7.7 is probably correct per my criteria. I've been re-evaluating my films list pretty thoroughly. I've left this un-posted on my "top 10" list or any others for the time being because I will be posting many or all of the changes all at once. Many changes are upcoming. My film ratings were not quite aligned qualitatively with my album ratings but that will be rectified in the near future, just as I am rectifying many of my album ratings right now.

  • Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me   3 weeks 6 days ago

    Maybe you didn't see my earlier comment, but anyway: replace my recommendation for The Wrong Man and The Great Escape with A Woman Under the Influence. I'm almost sure it'll end up in the 8.3+ category, maybe even 8.8+.

  • List of Must-Watch Movies   3 weeks 6 days ago

    Khuda Ke Liye is a good movie. I would suggest you watch it. It is well shot, well-scripted and most definitely well-acted by Shaan. :)

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 26 min ago

    Basically, I agree with what you're saying about its key merits. I feel their previous albums are considerably more powerful and reach states of overwhelming depths of emotion/concept and in singular, awe-inspiring ways rarely approached in music history. I feel their 3rd is very solid but far surpassed by later albums that deal with pretty similar emotions/themes/content such as Leonard Cohen's debut, Red House Painters (debut and Rollercoaster), Low's I Could Live in Hope and Trust (which may be the most comparable as regards emotional/thematic content) -- just some examples. One may be able to stretch that to Neil Young's Tonight's the Night (fundamentally).

  • Top 200 critically acclaimed movies from the last 5 years   4 weeks 8 hours ago

    Update 02/07-15:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Inside Out

    Update 18/06-15:
    Out Rampart - In The Look of Silence
    Out Starbuck - In Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Update 28/05-15:
    Out Into the Woods - In Good Kill
    Out Where Do We Go Now? ("Et maintenant, on va où?") - In 99 Homes

    Update 15/05-15:
    Out Kinyarwanda - In Mad Max: Fury Road

    Update 24/02-15:
    Out Hell and Back Again - In The Duke of Burgundy

    Update 17/02-15:
    Out The Last Mountain - In Timbuktu

    Update 13/02-15:
    Out Twenty Feet from Stardom - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out This Is the End - In Rampart
    Out Spring Breakers - In Starbuck
    Out Beyond the Hills ("Dupa dealuri") - In Into the Woods
    Out Disconnect - In Where Do We Go Now? ("Et maintenant, on va où?")
    Out Monsters University - In Kinyarwanda
    Out Much Ado About Nothing - In Hell and Back Again
    Out The Place Beyond the Pines - In The Last Mountain

    Update 05/02-15:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Mommy
    Out Gimme the Loot - In Red Army

    Update 31/01-15:
    Out Rampart - In Still Alice

    Update 17/01-15:
    Out Starbuck - In Selma
    Out Where Do We Go Now? ("Et maintenant, on va où?") - In Tangerines ("Mandariinid")

    Update 14/01-15:
    Out Kinyarwanda - In The Lunchbox ("Dabba")
    Out Hell and Back Again - In American Sniper

    Update 01/01-15 (New year's update):
    Out The King's Speech - In At Any Price
    Out The Social Network - In Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes")
    Out Inception - In Wild Tales ("Relatos salvajes")
    Out Black Swan - In A Most Violent Year
    Out True Grit - In Hanna
    Out Winter's Bone - In Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem ("Gett")
    Out Toy Story 3 - In The Way Way Back
    Out The Fighter - In The Raid 2 ("The Raid 2: Berandal")
    Out Incendies - In The Spectacular Now
    Out The Kids Are All Right - In Dark Horse
    Out Of Gods And Men ("Des Hommes et des Dieux") - In Spring Breakers
    Out Another Year - In To the Wonder
    Out Monsters - In Beyond the Hills ("Depa dealuri")
    Out 127 Hours - In J. Edgar
    Out The Town - In The Interrupters
    Out Carlos - In Locke
    Out The Ghost Writer - In X-Men: Days of Future Past
    Out In a Better World ("Hævnen") - In Blancanieves
    Out Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - In Joe
    Out Biutiful - In Parkland
    Out Meek's Cutoff - In Tracks
    Out Life, Above All - In Into the Abyss
    Out Kick-Ass - In Bless Me, Ultima
    Out 13 Assassins ("Jusan-nin no shikaku") - In Cloud Atlas
    Out Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ("Loong Boonmee raleuk chat") - In Disconnect
    Out Cyrus - In Monsters University
    Out Rabbit Hole - In Much Ado About Nothing
    Out Barney's Version - In The Place Beyond the Pines
    Out Shutter Island - In Prometheus
    Out Never Let Me Go - In Searching for Sugar Man
    Out Cave of Forgotten Dreams - In Under the Skin
    Out Alice in Wonderland - In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Out The American - In Unbroken
    Out Animal Kingdom - In We Are the Best!
    Out Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out Please Give - In Gimme the Loot
    Out The Karate Kid - In Rampart
    Out Waiting for Superman - In Starbuck
    Out Four Lions - In Where Do We Go Now? ("Et maintenant, on va ou?")
    Out Somewhere - In Kinyarwanda
    Out Potiche - In Hell and Back Again

    Update 22/12-14:
    Out At Any Price - In Ida
    Out Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes") - In The Imitation Game
    Out Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki") - In The Lego Movie
    Out Flipped - In St. Vincent
    Out Hereafter - In Foxcatcher
    Out Blue Valentine - In Paddington
    Out Hanna - In Pride

    Update 25/11-14:
    Out The Way, Way Back - In Nightcrawler
    Out How to Train Your Dragon - In Whiplash
    Out The Lego Movie - In Interstellar
    Out The Raid 2 - In Leviathan ("Leviafan")
    Out The Spectacular Now - In Birdman
    Out Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da") - In Force Majeure ("Turist")
    Out Dark Horse - In The Theory of Everything
    Out Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo") - In Citizenfour
    Out Spring Breakers - In The Babadook
    Out To the Wonder - In Mr Turner
    Out Restrepo - In Winter Sleep ("Kis uykusu")

    Update 19/10-14:
    Out Beyond the Hills ("Dupa dealuri") - In Gone Girl
    Out J. Edgar - In Tony Benn: Will and Testament
    Out The Interrupters - In Two Days, One Night ("Deux jours, une nuit")

    Update 7/8-14:
    Out Locke - In Guardians of the Galaxy

    Update 31/7-14:
    Out X-Men: Days of Future Past - In Boyhood

    Update 10/7-14:
    Out Blancanieves - In Life Itself

    Update 27/6-14:
    Out Joe - In How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Update 22/6-14:
    Out Parkland - In Edge of Tomorrow
    Out Tracks - In Locke
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Update 28/4-14:
    Out Into the Abyss - In Calvary
    Out Bless Me, Ultima - In The Raid 2
    Out Cloud Atlas - In Joe

    Update 4/4-14:
    Out Disconnect - In The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Out Monsters University - In Omar

    Update 19/2-14:
    Out Much Ado About Nothing - In All Is Lost
    Out The Place Beyond the Pines - In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    Out Prometheus - In Tim's Vermeer
    Out Salt - In Big Bad Wolves
    Out Searching for Sugar Man - In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Out Secretariat - In Stranger By the Lake ("L'inconnu du lac")
    Out Tabloid - In The LEGO Movie

    Update 20/1-14:
    Out The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - In The Broken Circle Breakdown

    Update 5/1-14:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Saving Mr. Banks
    Out Kinyarwanda - In Wadjda
    Out The Last Mountain - In Searching for Sugar Man
    Out Oslo, August 31 ("Oslo, 31. august") - In Secretariat
    Out Louder Than a Bomb - In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Update 1/1-14 (New year update):
    Out A Prophet ("Un prophete") - In Rango
    Out Avatar - In We Need to Talk About Kevin
    Out Up in the Air - In Bullhead ("Rundskop")
    Out The White Ribbon ("Das Weisse Band") - In The Interrupters
    Out Inglourious Basterds - In Potiche
    Out The Secret in Their Eyes ("El secreto de sus Ojos") - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out An Education - In At Any Price
    Out District 9 - In Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes")
    Out A Serious Man - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Up - In Flipped
    Out The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ("Män som hatar kvinnor") - In Into the Abyss
    Out The Hangover - In Hereafter
    Out I am Love ("Io sono l'amore") - In American Hustle
    Out Fish Tank - In Tabloid
    Out Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - In Blue Valentine
    Out Invictus - In Hanna
    Out Broken Embraces ("Los abrazos rotos") - In Resurrect Dead: Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out (500) Days of Summer - In The Wind Rises ("Kaze tachinu")
    Out Star Trek - In Kinyarwanda
    Out In the Loop - In The Way, Way Back
    Out The Messenger - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out Capitalism: A Love Story - In The Spectacular Now
    Out Fantastic Mr Fox - In Once Upon a Time In Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da")
    Out Sin Nombre - In Dark Horse
    Out Coraline - In Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo")
    Out The Maid ("La Nana") - In Spring Breakers
    Out Public Enemies - In To the Wonder
    Out White Material - In Restrepo
    Out Coco Before Chanel ("Coco avant Chanel") - In Beyond the Hills ("Dupa dealuri")
    Out Moon - In J.Edgar
    Out Crazy Heart - In The Last Mountain
    Out The Informant! - In Oslo, August 31 ("Oslo, 31. august")
    Out Mother ("Madeo") - In Blancanieves
    Out The Princess and the Frog - In Louder Than a Bomb
    Out Lebanon ("Levanon") - In Parkland
    Out Soul Kitchen - In Tracks
    Out Nine - In Bless Me, Ultima
    Out The Road - In Cloud Atlas
    Out A Single Man - In Disconnect
    Out This Is It - In Monters University
    Out Away We Go - In Much Ado About Nothing
    Out Brüno - In The Place Beyond the Pines
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In Prometheus
    Out The Secret of Kells - In Salt

    Update 17/12-13:
    Out Rango - In Her
    Out We Need to Talk About Kevin - In Inside Llewyn Davis
    Out Bullhead ("Rundskop") - In The Past ("Le passe")
    Out The Interrupters - In Prisoners
    Out The Blind Side - In The Great Beauty ("La grande bellezza")
    Out Potiche - In Nebraska
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In The Wolf of Wall Street
    Out At Any Price - In A Hijacking ("Kapringen")
    Out Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes") - In Rush

    Update 14/11-13:
    Out Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki") - In Gravity
    Out Flipped - In Short Term 12
    Out Into the Abyss - In Captain Phillips
    Out Hereafter - In 12 Years a Slave
    Out Tabloid - In Philomena
    Out Baaria - In Blue is the Warmest Colour ("La vie d'Adele")
    Out Blue Valentine - In Dallas Buyers Club
    Out Hanna - In Enough Said

    Update 20/8-13:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Fruitvale Station
    Out Kinyarwanda - In Blue Jasmine
    Out Knowing - In Only God Forgives

    Update 20/7-13:
    Out How to Train Your Dragon - In Twenty Feet from Stardom

    Update 24/6-13:
    Out Where the Wild Things Are - In This is the End

    Update 30/5-13:
    Out Garbo: The Spy ("Garbo: El espia") - In Stories We Tell
    Out Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da") - In Mud
    Out Dark Horse - In Star Trek Into Darkness
    Out Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di renjie") - In Before Midnight

    Update 24/5-13:
    Out To the Wonder - In At Any Price

    Update 24/4-13:
    Out Watchmen - In To the Wonder

    Update 2/4-13:
    Out Restrepo - In In the House ("Dans la maison")

    Update 15/3-13:
    Out J. Edgar - In Side Effects
    Out The Last Mountain - In Stoker

    Update 6/2-13:
    Out Oslo, August 31st ("Oslo, 31. august") - In The Gatekeepers

    Update 12/1-13:
    Out Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - In Rust and Bone ("De rouille et d'os")
    Out Life During Wartime - In The Hunt ("Jagten")
    Out Louder Than a Bomb - In Headhunters ("Hodejegerne")
    Out Cloud Atlas - In No
    Out Prometheus - In War Witch ("Rebelle")
    Out Salt - In Kon-Tiki

    Update 8/1-13:
    Out Searching For Sugar Man - In Arbitrage
    Out Secretariat - In Oslo, August 31st ("Oslo, 31. august")

    Update 1/1-13 (New year's update):
    Out The Hurt Locker - In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
    Out Slumdog Millionaire - In Pariah
    Out Let the Right One In ("Låt den rätte komma inn") - In Please Give
    Out Waltz With Bashir ("Vals im Bashir") - In Four Lions
    Out Precious - In The Karate Kid
    Out The Dark Knight - In Polisse
    Out Milk - In Brüno
    Out Frost/Nixon - In Win Win
    Out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out Wall*E - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out Gomorrah ("Gomorra") - In X-Men: First Class
    Out The Wrestler - In Frankenweenie
    Out The Reader - In Excision
    Out Happy-Go-Lucky - In The Imposter
    Out Changeling - In The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut")
    Out The Class ("Entre les murs") - In Room 237
    Out Anvil! The Story of Anvil - In The Secret of Kells
    Out Departures ("Okuribito") - In Somewhere
    Out I've Loved You So Long ("Il y a longtemps que je t'aime") - In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Out Trouble the Water - In Rango
    Out Gran Torino - In We Need To Talk About Kevin
    Out Synecdoche, New York - In The Interrupters
    Out Summer Hours ("L'heure d'ete") - In Potiche
    Out Doubt - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out Man on Wire - In Chicken With Plums ("Poulet aux prunes")
    Out Ponyo ("Gake no ue no Ponyo") - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Everlasting Moments ("Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick") - In A Simple Life ("Tao jie")
    Out 35 Shots of Rum ("35 rhums") - In Flipped
    Out Frozen River - In Into the Abyss
    Out Revolutionary Road - In Hereafter
    Out Iron Man - In Tabloid
    Out Shine a Light - In Baaria
    Out Rachel Getting Married - In Blue Valentine
    Out A Christmas Tale ("Un conte de Noël") - Hanna
    Out Of Time and the City - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out Cloverfield - In Kinyarwanda
    Out The Baader Meinhof Complex ("Der Baader Meinhof Komplex") - In Knowing
    Out Goodbye Solo - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out Julia - In Where the Wild Things Are
    Out Trucker - In Garbo: The Spy ("Garbo: El espia")
    Out Revanche - In Once Upon a Time in Anatolia ("Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da")
    Out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - In Dark Horse
    Out Wendy and Lucy - In Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame ("Di Renjie")
    Out Forgetting Sarah Marshall - In Watchmen
    Out Disgrace - In Restrepo
    Out Skin - In J. Edgar
    Out In Bruges - In The Last Mountain
    Out Che - In Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
    Out Me and Orson Welles - In Bullhead ("Rundskop")
    Out Standard Operating Procedures - In Life During Wartime
    Out We Live in Public - In Louder Than a Bomb
    Out Sugar - In The Blind Side
    Out Il Divo - In Cloud Atlas
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M. - In Prometheus
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Salt
    Out Food, Inc - In Searching for Sugar Man
    Out Hunger - In Secretariat

    Update 30/12-12:
    Out Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - In West of Memphis
    Out Pariah - In The Impossible ("Lo imposible")

    Update 18/12-12:
    Out Pineapple Express - In Django Unchained
    Out Please Give - In Les Miserables

    Update 14/12-12:
    Out Four Lions - In Zero Dark Thirty
    Out The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom") - In The Intouchables
    Out The Great Buck Howard - In Moonrise Kingdom
    Out The Karate Kid - In Barbara
    Out Polisse - In A Royal Affair ("En kongelig affære")

    Update 3/12-12:
    Out Brüno - In The House I Live In
    Out Tropic Thunder - In Life of Pi

    Update 23/11-12:
    Out Arbitrage - In Love ("Amour")
    Out Win Win - In The Master
    Out Waiting For 'Superman' - In Holy Motors
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In Skyfall
    Out X-Men: First Class - In Lincoln
    Out Frankenweenie - In The Sessions
    Out Bolt - In Silver Linings Playbook
    Out Burma VJ - In Flight

    Update 7/11-12:
    Out Holy Motors - In Argo
    Out The Imposter - In Frankenweenie

    Update 10/10-12:
    Out Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie") - In Looper
    Out The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut") - In End of Watch
    Out The Secret of Kells - In Arbitrage
    Out Somewhere - In The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Out Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - In Holy Motors

    Update 20/9-12:
    Out Rango - In The Imposter

    Update 6/8-12:
    Out We Need To Talk About Kevin - In The Dark Knight Rises

    Update 13/7-12:
    Out The Interrupters - In Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Update 24/6-12:
    Out Potiche - In Polisse

    Update 19/5-12:
    Out Bill Cunningham New York - In Marley
    Out Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki") - In The Avengers
    Out Flipped - In The Raid: Redemption ("Serbuan maut")

    Update 17/4-12:
    Out Into the Abyss - In Monsieur Lazhar

    Update 6/2-12:
    Out The Secret Life of Bees - In Coriolanus

    Update 1/2-12:
    Out Hereafter - In We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Update 27/1-12:
    Out Tabloid - In Footnote ("Hearat Shulayim")
    Out Baarìa - In In Darkness ("W ciemnosci")
    Out Blue Valentine - In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Update 25/1-12:
    Out Hanna - In Pariah

    Update 20/1-12:
    Out Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles - In Pina
    Out Burn After Reading - In Potiche

    Update 6/1-12:
    Out Ballast - In Bridesmaids
    Out I.O.U.S.A. - In Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Update 4/1-12 (New year's update):
    Out No Country For Old Men - In A Single Man
    Out There Will Be Blood - In The Stoning of Soraya M.
    Out The Diving Bell and the Butterfly ("Le scaphandre et le papillon") - In My Week With Marilyn
    Out 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days ("4 luni, 3 saptamini si 2 zile") - In This Is It
    Out Persepolis - In Margaret
    Out Atonement - In Alice in Wonderland
    Out Juno - In Project Nim
    Out Into the Wild - In Warrior
    Out Michael Clayton - In Four Lions
    Out La Vie en Rose ("La môme") - In The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom")
    Out Eastern Promises - In Animal Kingdom
    Out Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In The Help
    Out Ratatouille - In The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito")
    Out The Kite Runner - In Like Crazy
    Out The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")
    Out The Bourne Ultimatum - In Food, Inc.
    Out The Band's Visit ("Bikur Ha-Tizmoret") - In Away We Go
    Out Lust, Caution ("Se jie") - In Higher Ground
    Out Taxi to the Dark Side - In Hunger
    Out Zodiac - In Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    Out Control - In Pineapple Express
    Out Sicko - In Please Give
    Out American Gangster - In The Great Buck Howard
    Out The Savages - In The Karate Kid
    Out Lars and the Real Girl - In Brüno
    Out The Darjeeling Limited - In Tropic Thunder
    Out The Counterfeiters ("Die Fälscher") - In Win Win
    Out You, the Living ("Du levande") - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out In the Shadow of the Moon - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out In the Valley of Elah - In X-Men: First Class
    Out The Great Debaters - In Bolt
    Out Mongol - In Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie")
    Out Paranormal Activity - In The Secret of Kells
    Out The Visitor - In The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    Out Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - In Somewhere
    Out I'm Not There - In Rango
    Out Hairspray - In The Interrupters
    Out No End in Sight - In Bill Cunningham New York
    Out Charlie Wilson's War - In Silent Souls ("Ovsyanki")
    Out Chop Shop - In Flipped
    Out The Edge of Heaven ("Auf der anderen Seite") - In Into the Abyss
    Out Starting Out in the Evening - In The Secret Life of Bees
    Out 12 - In Hereafter
    Out Across the Universe - In Tabloid
    Out Waitress - In Baaria
    Out The Lookout - In Blue Valentine
    Out King of Kong: A Fistful of Dollars - In Hanna
    Out Silent Light ("Luz silenciosa") - In Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
    Out Gone Baby Gone - In Burn After Reading
    Out My Winnipeg - In Ballast
    Out The Brave One - In I.O.U.S.A.
    Out Knocked Up - In Burma VJ

    Update 1/1-12 (not the new year update, yet):
    Out A Single Man - In Page One: Inside the New York Times
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M - In Buck
    Out My Week With Marilyn - In Shame
    Out This is It - In Goodbye Solo
    Out Alice in Wonderland - In Julia
    Out Warrior - In Trucker
    Out Death Proof - In Across the Universe
    Out Planet Terror - In Silent Light ("Luz Silenciosa")
    Out Four Lions - In Take Shelter
    Out The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom") - In Cave of Forgotten Dreams
    Out The Orphanage ("El Orfanato") - In Disgrace
    Out Animal Kingdom - In My Winnipeg
    Out The Help - In Skin
    Out The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito") - In The American
    Out Like Crazy - In Che
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Standard Operating Procedure
    Out Food, Inc. - In A Dangerous Method
    Out Away We Go - In Terri

    Update 20/12-11:
    Out Higher Ground - In Hugo
    Out Hunger - In The Kid with a Bike ("Le gamin au vélo")
    Out Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - In War Horse
    Out Pineapple Express - In My Week With Marilyn
    Out Please Give - In The Help
    Out The Great Buck Howard - In The Skin I Live In ("La piel que habito")

    Update 12/12-11:
    Out The Karate Kid - In A Separation ("Jodaeiye Nader az Simin")
    Out A Mighty Heart - In 13 Assassins ("Jusan-nin no shikaku")
    Out Brüno - In The Artist

    Update 26/11-11:
    Out Paranoid Park - In In the Loop
    Out Tropic Thunder - In Paranormal Activity
    Out Win Win - In Four Lions
    Out Waiting For 'Superman' - In The Good, the Bad, the Weird ("Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom")

    Update 22/11-11:
    Out Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - In The Descendants
    Out X-Men: First Class - In Le Havre

    Update 12/11-11:
    Out Bolt - In Melancholia

    Update 5/11-11:
    Out Burma VJ - In Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Out The Aerial ("La Antena") - In Like Crazy

    Update 17/10-11:
    Out Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie") - In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Out The Secret of Kells - In The Ides of March
    Out Somewhere - In Drive
    Out Rango - In Warrior

    Update 13/10-11:
    Out In the Loop - In Moneyball
    Out King of California - In 50/50

    Update 7/9-11:
    Out Love in the Time of Cholera - In Life, Above All
    Out Molière - In Higher Ground

    Update 18/8-11:
    Out You Kill Me - In The Guard

    Update 4/8-11:
    Out Flipped - In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
    Out The Secret Life of Bees - In Super 8

    Update 16/6-11:
    Out Hereafter - In X-Men: First Class

    Update 5/6-11:
    Out Disgrace - In The Tree of Life

    Update 26/5-11:
    Out Goodbye Solo - In Midnight in Paris

    Update 8/5-11:
    Out Julia - In Meek's Cutoff

    Update 25/3-11:
    Out Trucker - In Win Win

    Update 14/3-11:
    Out Baaria - In Rango
    Out Blue Valentine - In Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ("Loong Boonmee raleuk chat")

    Update 27/2-11:
    Out Burn After Reading - In Barney's Version

    Update 27/1-11:
    Out Across the Universe - In Incendies
    Out Vicky Cristina Barcelona - In In a Better World ("Hævnen")

    Update 23/1-11:
    Out How To Train Your Dragon - In Biutiful
    Out Where the Wild Things Are - In Blue Valentine

    Update 7/1-11 (correcting the years of release):
    Out Once - In Hereafter
    Out The Host ("Gwoemul") - In Disgrace
    Out This is England - In Goodbye Solo
    Out Lake of Fire - In Julia
    Out Offside - In Trucker
    Out Away From Her - In Baaria ("Baaria - La Porta del Vento")
    Out Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne") - In Burn After Reading
    Out Live and Become ("Va, vis et deviens") - In Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Out 300 - In Across the Universe
    Out I Served the King of England ("Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále") - In How to Train Your Dragon
    Out An Unreasonable Man - In Where the Wild Things Are

    New year update 5/1-11:
    Out The Lives of Others ("Das Leben der Anderen") - In Crazy Heart
    Out Pan's Labyrinth ("El Laberinto del Fauno") - In Never Let Me Go
    Out The Queen - In A Single Man
    Out The Departed - In The Stoning of Soraya M
    Out Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - In This Is It
    Out Little Miss Sunshine - In Alice in Wonderland
    Out Babel - In Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
    Out Volver - In Death Proof
    Out United 93 - In Planet Terror
    Out Letters From Iwo Jima - In The Orphanage ("El Orfanato")
    Out The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - In Animal Kingdom
    Out Apocalypto - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")
    Out Days of Glory ("Indigènes") - In Food, Inc.
    Out Dreamgirls - In Away We Go
    Out Little Children - In Hunger
    Out Children of Men - In Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
    Out Flags of Our Fathers - In Pineapple Express
    Out A Prairie Home Companion - In Please Give
    Out Inland Empire - In Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne")
    Out The Death of Mr Lazarescu ("Moartea domnului Lazarescu") - In The Great Buck Howard
    Out Shut Up and Sing - In The Karate Kid
    Out Superman Returns - In A Mighty Heart
    Out Black Book ("Zwartboek") - In Brüno
    Out Notes on a Scandal - In Paranoid Park
    Out The Painted Veil - In Tropic Thunder
    Out The Wind That Shakes the Barley - In Waiting for 'Superman'
    Out Casino Royale - In Live and Become ("Va, vis et deviens")
    Out Neil Young: Heart of Gold - In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Out V For Vendetta - In 300
    Out The Last King of Scotland - In Bolt
    Out Thank You For Smoking - In Burma VJ
    Out Blood Diamond - In I Served the King of England ("Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále")
    Out Marie Antoinette - In The Aerial ("La Antena")
    Out The Science of Sleep ("La science des rêves") - In Let's Talk About the Rain ("Parlez-moi de la pluie")
    Out An Inconvenient Truth - In The Secret of Kells
    Out Cars - In Somewhere
    Out World Trade Center - In In the Loop
    Out Hollywoodland - In King of California
    Out Half Nelson - In Love in the Time of Cholera
    Out The Ground Truth - In Molière
    Out God Grew Tired of Us - In An Unreasonable Man
    Out The Heart of the Game - In You Kill Me
    Out Water - In Flipped
    Out The Devil Wears Prada - In The Secret Life of Bees

    Update 1/1-11:
    Out Crazy Heart - In True Grit
    Out Never Let Me Go - In Rabbit Hole

    Update 24/12-10:
    Out A Single Man - In I am Love ("Io sono l'amore")
    Out The Stoning of Soraya M - In Mother ("Madeo")
    Out Brick - In The Fighter
    Out This Is It - In Carlos

    Update 11/12-10:
    Out Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - In Black Swan
    Out Death Proof - In The King's Speech
    Out Planet Terror - In Monsters
    Out The Orphanage ("El Orfanato") - In Of Gods and Men ("Des hommes et des dieux")
    Out Animal Kingdom - In Soul Kitchen
    Out Quinceañera - In White Material
    Out Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort") - In Shutter Island

    Update 25/11-10:
    Out Food Inc - In 127 Hours
    Out Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work - In Another Year

    Update 23/11-10:
    Out Please Give - In Lebanon ("Levanone")

    Update 1/11-10:
    Out Away We Go - In The Social Network
    Out Hunger - In The Town
    Out Pineapple Express - In Never Let Me Go

    Update 28/10-10:
    Out Tell No One ("Ne le dis à personne") - In Mesrine: Killer Instinct ("L'instinct de mort")

    Update 15/9-10:
    Out For Your Consideration - In Scott Pilgrim vs The World

  • The Greatest Albums Ever   4 weeks 10 hours ago

    Um, what else is there? Let me see...oh, you forgot I'm Not a Fan, But the Kids Like It! as well :D

  • The Greatest Albums Ever   4 weeks 10 hours ago

    God you're great at this! Keep them coming :D
    I double checked and found out I forgot Coltrane's Meditation too. Slim chance I forgot anything else.

  • The Greatest Albums Ever   4 weeks 11 hours ago

    Oh, that's good then XD

    Nail is off the list as well?

  • The Greatest Albums Ever   4 weeks 11 hours ago

    It's not off the list, I forgot about it. Thanks.

  • The Greatest Albums Ever   4 weeks 17 hours ago

    Bromst!

    (And Perfect from Now On is off the list? :o Never expected that)

  • The 300   4 weeks 22 hours ago

    You should! A near perfect picture of melancholy Britain in the city at night.

  • The 300   4 weeks 1 day ago

    I dig it! Maybe I should revisit Bryter Layter?

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 1 day ago

    Don't forget the Feelies' Crazy Rhythms. Interesting that you think it's so inferior to the Cale albums. Some people think it's definitely their best (Christgau, among many others). I myself find so much to read between the short, beautiful and simple lines. The contradiction between the subdued form and the intense content is so intriguing that sometimes I feel like I might have underrated it. What's your take on it?

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  • Greatest Films of All Time   4 weeks 2 days ago

    I could be read as a metaphor for that, for sure. The finale can be read as a metaphor for the afterlife -- perhaps he actually died from the fall? It is most definitely a metaphor for him "becoming" or "walking in the same shoes as" his father while simultaneously overcoming the psychological toll it has taken on him his entire life (after seeing his father commit suicide when jumping to his death). The sequences of the film (but especially the amazing finale) are strewn with these life-changing but "unreal" ("it's just a game, or is it? Isn't the game more 'real' than his previous life which was fraught with an unfeeling monotony?") double/triple meanings. Essentially, the entire film he is reversing the specter of his father's suicide by living a new, adventurous life full of threats and near-death experiences. Though it's less subtle and masterful than North by Northwest, it might be the closest modern film comparison.

  • Greatest Films of All Time   4 weeks 2 days ago

    What is your opinion of the ending of The Game? Is the whole film a metaphor for the power of cinema?

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 2 days ago

    Though it has its merits for sure, I can't really agree with you on the all-time greatness of their 3rd self-titled album, especially when their first 2 are vastly superior, and certain albums that share similarities (and probably semi-inspired by it), such as Trust by Low, are so much better (imo).

  • 25 Favorite Albums of the 2010s   4 weeks 3 days ago

    OK, I've re-listened to Tragedy, and I'm coming around to it more. That's an interesting perspective you bring to the album, and it helped me appreciate it more as a whole.

  • Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2015   4 weeks 4 days ago

    Update 18

    Holy cow! I just realized the text for Update 17 is not here. Oh well. Probably ran away with kaplan's list. So on for Update 18.

    We only had 2 changes. Guardianryoga rose to 4th place and danvers claimed lucky 13th! Good jobs all.

    As a group we are slowly watching fewer and fewer movies. It must be summer. We logged 117 movies in the week for a total of 3601 films. For the next update on 5 July, the numbers for 1 and 2 films per day are 186 and 372, respectively. Happy viewing and see you next week! God willin' and creek don't rise.

  • Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2015   4 weeks 4 days ago

    I'll take your word for 217 films. For me, been there, done that.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 4 days ago

    Oh yes, it's so far from being tragic or heartbreaking. It's life-affirming in the boldest kind of way. Definitely one of the most singular works of art ever.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 4 days ago

    They're not literal about the subject matter. The Gift is gruesome and Waldo's blood gently pulsates in the morning sun, sure, but on the other hand it's a very sarcastic tale about someone with too much hopeful love and very few active brain cells. Lady Godiva's Operation is a psychedelic farce. I Heard Her Call My Name is the scariest piece and it's a metaphor about old forgotten feeling creeping up on you. Sister Ray is straight up hilarious.

    Reed's songs regularly involve twisted, unspeakable subject matters. He uses them to various effects. The "barely surviving" attitude is present on VU and Nico and all over the place on Berlin and Sally Can't Dance. His sickest work is either Lulu (2011 collaboration with Metallica) or Metal Machine Music (if you can manage to listen to it). The Velvet Underground's third album is probably the hardest to pin down and it's open to endless interpretations. One of the greatest albums ever. They created what eventually became a great part of 80's/90's indie rock. You Scaruffi fans are missing out on it.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 4 days ago

    Obviously I think its a singular work of art and filled with emotion if I rate it so highly. We're probably interpreting what I mean by my "emotionally moving" list a bit differently, which, it occurs to me that maybe I should re-title. By "emotionally moving" I mean emotions such as tragic/poignant/heartbreaking and the like, though I understand the definition of moving can open it up to wider interpretations.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 4 days ago

    I think it's very moving. The second guitar solo on I Heard Her Call My Name is emotionally charged to the point of lunacy. Sister Ray goes way beyond that, it reaches emotions that have never been expressed in music before or after it (and I'm counting everything from Ornette's Free Jazz to Bach's Art of Fugue). From my point of view, it's obvious that WL/WH is filled emotion. You don't think so. That's because we're different people.

  • Music Ratings & Notes   4 weeks 4 days ago

    Your description of the "bravery" and "humor" aspects is spot-on. BTW, since you brought it up, Twin Infinitives fits better in the "pessimistic" category. I might be wrong about that though, I need to check it out again.