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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 03, 2011 12:36AM PST

The better, the best, the perfect.

Not my only Faves, but worthy nonetheless.

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Title Released Trust Weighted Summary Viewable
1st Rear Window
1954 Perfect 88 Points
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A lavish Hitchcock treat, full of glamour, suspense and wit. The establishing scene is a virtuoso display of filmmaking all by itself, while Grace Kelly graces – there is no other word for it – the silver screen like a goddess amongst mortals.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
2nd Unforgiven
1992 Perfect 73 Points
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Just as Goodfellas is the ne plus ultra of mob movies, Unforgiven is the apotheosis of Westerns. In classic Western form the movie endorses the ethos of the lone righteous man doing what needs done, while at the same time baldly debunking the glorification of gunfighters in the Wild West. Top Dog Western star Clint Eastwood commands the center of the movie on screen and behind the camera, painting Unforgiven as an elegy for his career in Westerns and for the genre itself.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST
3rd Apollo 13
1995 Perfect 77 Points
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Gripping from start to finish, though the end is never in doubt.

Stands as a testament to American heroism, ingenuity and bravura movie-making.

Tom Hanks – in one of his iconic performances – heads a stellar cast atop their games.

The screenplay introduced not one, but two catchphrases into the popular lexicon.

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Added Dec 16, 2010 02:21AM PST • Updated Sep 02, 2011 11:53PM PST

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Thor: Ragnarok
_40   Nov 11, 2017 02:53PM PST
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Perfect 5.0

Marvel puts it all together for one of their very best movies yet in Thor: Ragnarok, an absolutely terrific blockbust…

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Perfect 5.0

Chris Hemsworth has been boffo as the God of Thunder from the jump. Now he goes almost full Leslie Nielsen in playing t…

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Perfect 5.0

Thor: Ragnarok is a perfect amalgamation of Technicolor garishness, classical heroic imagery, contemporary neuroses a…

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Risqué 2.0

No gore, no sex, PG-13. No cursing, but loaded with hella deep voices declaiming loudly.

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Fantasy 4.3
Blade Runner 2049
_40   Nov 07, 2017 12:53AM PST
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Great 4.0

One needn’t be familiar with Blade Runner minutiae to find Blade Runner 2049 gripping from the start, thought provoki…

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Very Good 3.5

Ryan Gosling is unconvincing as a replicant. When it comes to playing an emotionless humanpod, Leonard Nimoy he ain’t. …

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Really Great 4.5

Android dreams, indeed. Blade Runner 2 poses interesting conundrums of the engineering and ethical varieties. Plus it…

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Risqué 2.5
Supernatural 3.7

The replicants aren’t believably inhuman. Thus, willful suspension of disbelief doesn’t fully take hold.

Otherwise, …

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Only the Brave
_40   Nov 03, 2017 09:30PM PST
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Really Great 4.5

See this movie. It’s our duty as citizens, but also deeply cathartic. Tears ran down my face, twice, yet my heart was w…

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Really Great 4.5
The Granite Mountain Hotshots

The cast carries the weight of playing all real people, 19 of them heroes who were…

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Perfect 5.0

Big time action combined with sophisticated human observation make Only the Brave an exceptional film. Carrying the w…

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Risqué 2.4

You never have to cover your eyes, thank goodness!

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Glib 1.2

Only the Brave apparently sticks admirably close to the facts, albeit I marked up its circoreality to 160% of actual …

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Top War Movies (8)
Nikhil Gupte Mar 01, 2011 06:40AM -07

War movies are one of my favourite genres. Ever since I saw Platoon (I was just 13 then…

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Very Good 26 Points 2 Replies
  • Wick

    Solid addition. Given Letters you must also add "Flags of Our Fa…

  • Nikhil Gupte

    Greatest war movies

LOL Juvenile Humor (6)
BrianSez Jan 10, 2011 07:40PM -07

If you are in to juvenile humor like I am, you’ll love these movies — even if they are…

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Great 98 Points 2 Replies
  • BrianSez

    Great suggestions Wick -done. I think this list will grow when we …

  • Wick

    Good list Bri. What about adding Tropic Thunder

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