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    1. Movie of the Week #18 - Gangs of New York

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      Second Martin Scorsese movie is Gangs of New York from 2002.

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      Besides any thoughts any thoughts on this movie, now that we have done this little comparison between Scorsese and superhero movies, what do you think sets these types of movies apart and are they really as opposites as it is sometimes made out to be?


      The schedule for March is:

      • 4th: There Will Be Blood
      • 11th: Life is beautiful
      • 18th: High Noon
      • 25th: Saving Private Ryan
      8 votes
    2. Nominate for "Movie of the Week" in March - Best Picture nominees that didn't win

      Voting closed Sorry for the title gore, but since it is the Oscars next month, lets find a Oscar relevant selection of 4 movies, with narrowing it down to Best Picture nominees that didn't win. So...

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      Sorry for the title gore, but since it is the Oscars next month, lets find a Oscar relevant selection of 4 movies, with narrowing it down to Best Picture nominees that didn't win. So if you have a favorite movie where another movie took the award that year, now is a good time to bring that up.

      Rules

      • Must have been nominated in the Best Picture category for the Oscars
      • Must not be the winner of Best Picture
      • Not from this years award, since we don't know who will win yet
      • Not one we have already done
      • Only one nomination per user
      • Please only nominate if you intent to participate
      • Upvote the post(s) with a nomination you would like to be picked for discussion next month

      Wikipedia has a list of all the nominees through the years. Or this list on Letterboxd.

      In case of ties in the number of votes, random.org will decide. Voting closes Sunday.

      12 votes
    3. Movie of the Week #17 - Batman Begins

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      Second superhero movie Nolan's Batman Begins from 2005.

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      How familiar are you Batman - comicbook, animated series, other movies - and how does this compare? Have you seen the other movies in Nolan's Batman trilogy and does this stand up against the rest?


      The rest of the schedule for February is:

      • 26th: Gangs of New York
      8 votes
    4. Movie of the Week #16 - The Aviator

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      First Martin Scorsese this time around with the animated The Aviator from 2004.

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      Are you familiar with other of Martin Scorsese's movies and how do you like this compared to his other movies? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      The rest of the schedule for February is:

      • 19th: Batman Begins
      • 26th: Gangs of New York
      12 votes
    5. Movie of the Week #15 - Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

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      First superhero movie this time around with the animated Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse from 2018.

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      Are you familiar with Spiderman, from other movies or the comic - and how does it compare? Have you seen the sequel Across the Spider-Verse? All comments are welcome.


      The rest of the schedule for February is:

      • 12th: The Aviator
      • 19th: Batman Begins
      • 26th: Gangs of New York
      19 votes
    6. Movie of the Week #14 - The Iron Giant

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      Final movie for January is Brad Bird's animated The Iron Giant from 1999.

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      Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      The schedule for February is:

      • 5th: Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
      • 12th: The Aviator
      • 19th: Batman Begins
      • 26th: Gangs of New York
      21 votes
    7. Vote for "Movie of the Week" in February - Scorsese vs superheroes

      Edit: Voting closed Lets try something a bit different for February, with one of the favorite discussion topics among cinephiles - with setting up superheroes against Martin Scorsese. We will need...

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      Lets try something a bit different for February, with one of the favorite discussion topics among cinephiles - with setting up superheroes against Martin Scorsese. We will need 4 movies for February and we will need 2 from each category. Directed by Martin Scorsese or a superhero movie (interpret that however you seem reasonable). Based on top number of votes the schedule will be:

      • 5th: Superhero movie
      • 12th: Scorsese movie
      • 19th: Superhero movie
      • 26th: Scorsese movie

      Not a hard rule per se, but I would recommend to at least consider that especially the superhero movies should be reasonably standalone and not require having seen several other entries in a series.

      Rules

      • Must be directed by Martin Scorsese or be considered a superhero movie
      • Only one nomination per user
      • Please only nominate if you intent to participate

      In case of ties in the number of votes, random.org will decide. Voting closes Sunday.

      10 votes
    8. Movie of the Week #12 - City Lights

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      We got our first silent movie (almost) with Charlie Chaplin's City Lights from 1931.

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      How familiar are you with silent films and Charlie Chaplin? Is a movie that is more than 90 years old still worth watching today? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      Rest of the schedule for January is:

      • 22nd: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
      • 29th: The Iron Giant
      6 votes
    9. Movie of the Week #10 - Four Rooms

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      We begin the new year with a movie that takes place on new year's eve with Four Rooms from 1995. Written and directed by four direcors - Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

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      How was the movie as a whole? Were there any of the four segments that you particularly liked - or hated?


      Rest of schedule for January is:

      • 8th: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
      • 15th: City Lights
      • 22nd: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
      • 29th: The Iron Giant
      8 votes
    10. Movie of the Week #11 - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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      Next movie with a running time of less than 100 minutes is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles directed by John Hughes from 1987.

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      Is this movie a Thanksgiving tradition for you? How did you find the humor in this movie? Still funny or dated? How does it compare to other John Hughes movies? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      Rest of the schedule for January is:

      • 15th: City Lights
      • 22nd: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
      • 29th: The Iron Giant
      6 votes
    11. Movie of the Week #9 - Home Alone

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      We end the month of 1990s movies with a Christmas classic. Home Alone from 1990.

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      Is this a stable Christmas movie in your household or is it perhaps the first time you see it?


      Next months schedule for January is:

      • 1st: Four Rooms
      • 8th: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
      • 15th: City Lights
      • 22nd: Marcel The Shell With Shoes On
      • 29th: The Iron Giant
      15 votes
    12. Movie of the Week #8 - The Talented Mr. Ripley

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      The next movie from the 1990s is The Talented Mr. Ripley from 1999 directed by Anthony Minghella with a 90s moviestar lineup of Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others. Based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith from 1955.

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      Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.

      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 25th of December: Home Alone
      11 votes
    13. Vote for "Movie of the Week" in January - 100 minutes or less

      Voting closed So I am making the poll a bit earlier. The holidays are coming up and it might also be better to have the schedule about a week before rather than having it the day before the first...

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      So I am making the poll a bit earlier. The holidays are coming up and it might also be better to have the schedule about a week before rather than having it the day before the first movie of the month. This time we are going for shorter running times - so anything at 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes) or less. "Movies are too damn long nowadays" is a common complaint, so lets see what we can come up with of good movies that don't require a long evening to watch.

      We will need five movies for January.

      Rules

      • Must have a running time of 100 minutes / 1h40m or less based on official running time on IMDb
      • Not one we have already done
      • Only one nomination per user
      • Please only nominate if you intent to participate

      In case of ties in the number of votes, random.org will decide. Voting closes Sunday.

      11 votes
    14. Movie of the Week #7 - Edward Scissorhands

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      The next movie from the 1990s is Edward Scissorhands from 1990 directed by Tim Burton

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      Are you familiar with other works by Tim Burton and how does this compare? Does it have a certain "90s feel" to it? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.

      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 18th of December: The Talented Mr. Ripley
      • 25th of December: Home Alone
      22 votes
    15. Movie of the Week #6 - Lost Highway (1997)

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      So we have a month with movies from the 1990s and we are starting off with Lost Highway directed by David Lynch from 1997.

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      Are you familiar with other works by David Lynch and how does this compare? Does it have a certain "90s feel" to it? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 11th of December: Edward Scissorhands
      • 18th of December: The Talented Mr. Ripley
      • 25th of December: Home Alone
      14 votes
    16. Vote for "Movie of the Week" in December - 1990s edition

      Edit: Voting closed Thanks to everyone who have so far participated in the five movies we did in November. We need to pick four movies for December and it is going to be any movies from the 1990s....

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      Thanks to everyone who have so far participated in the five movies we did in November. We need to pick four movies for December and it is going to be any movies from the 1990s.

      Rules

      • Must have a release date between 1990 and 1999. If in doubt, whatever it says on IMDb
      • Not one we have already done
      • Only one nomination per user
      • Please only nominate if you intent to participate

      In case of ties in the number of votes, random.org will decide. Voting closes Sunday.

      This overview on Letterboxd can be of some inspiration.


      In addition, I think it will be too much to do a vote on voting categories, but I am curious to get some feedback and ideas. Should we go narrower like genres (westerns, horror, science fiction) or perhaps niche genres (road movie, murder mystery, historic)? How about directors - like I had an idea of doing a Kubrick versus Spielberg for example. Actors, countries, film festivals? Or is it okay to have the category be very broad?

      13 votes
    17. Movie of the Week #5 - West Side Story (2021)

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      This is the fifth and last movie we discuss of Academy Award Winners. Ariana DeBose won for Best Supporting Actress. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design.

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      Did the movie deserve its nominations and awards? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      Voting for December will come up in a few days.

      8 votes
    18. Movie of the Week #4 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

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      This is the fourth movie we discuss of Academy Award Winners. It won for Best Original Screenplay and Kate Winslet was nominated for Best Actress.

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      Did the movie deserve its nominations and awards? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.

      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 27th of November: West Side Story (2021)
      15 votes
    19. Movie of the Week #3 - L.A. Confidential (1997)

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      This is the third movie we discuss of Academy Award Winners. Kim Basinger won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and it won for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Sound and Best Director.

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      Did the movie deserve its nominations and awards? Did the screenplay and Kim Basingers performance in particular stand out? Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.

      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 20th of November: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      • 27th of November: West Side Story
      18 votes
    20. Movie of the Week #2 - Drive My Car (2021)

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      This is the second movie we discuss of Academy Award Winners. It also won for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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      Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.

      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 13th of November: L.A. Confidential
      • 20th of November: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      • 27th of November: West Side Story
      8 votes
    21. Movie of the Week #1 - Day for Night (1973)

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      This is the first movie we discuss of Academy Award Winners. Day for Night won for Best Foreign Language Film

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      I found this little intro from TCM by Steven Spielberg

      Is it a worthy award winner? Have you seen other films by Truffaut? How does it compare to other films about filmmaking?

      Feel free to add any thoughts, opinions, reflections, analysis or whatever comments related to this film.


      The rest of the schedule is:

      • 6th of November: Drive My Car
      • 13th of November: L.A. Confidential
      • 20th of November: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      • 27th of November: West Side Story
      11 votes