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  2. Peter T Chattaway

    The Children Act

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  4. Peter T Chattaway

    Aquaman

  5. Peter T Chattaway

    Shazam!

  6. Peter T Chattaway

    Dune

    The words "successfully franchised" and "Kevin J. Anderson" do not belong in the same sentence (even if there is a tacit acknowledgement that Anderson is merely "workmanlike"). Anderson's involvement in the early Star Wars Extended Universe (which now seems to be forming the basis for Disney films like Solo: A Star Wars Story) was one of the main reasons I bailed on those books in the 1990s, and, while I've never followed the Dune franchise, I remember commiserating with Dune fans over Anderson's involvement in those books.
  7. Peter T Chattaway

    Top 25 or 100 for 2018-19

    I don't check in here as regularly as I used to, but I could be in, pending possible future busyness.
  8. Joel Mayward

    Godzilla 2

    I watched the trailer on my phone, and it still evoked a sense of wonder and frisson.
  9. NBooth

    Godzilla 2

    With this cast, I’m in.
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  11. Joel Mayward

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    This opened in Paris this week, so I hope I can find a moment to see it.
  12. Brian D

    Top 25 or 100 for 2018-19

    I also strongly recommend we find a way to include dynamic female film voices like Melissa Tamminga and Alissa Wilkinson. Whether for blurbs or just voting, their contribution would be incredible. Also, BethR and other women who've played a key role in Arts and Faith.
  13. Does anyone want to reach out Darren, M. Leary, Purves, Persona, and any other original members whose input would be invaluable in making a new list, especially a new top 100? And I'm with Joel, I think this is definitely worth doing.
  14. I really enjoyed participating in the Top 25 list last year, and I'd be eager to participate in whatever form this takes. I agree with Brian and others that discussions around lists seem productive for this forum, and those would be discussions I'd want to participate in.
  15. Rob Z

    First Reformed

    Hmmm, I don’t think the first reason you give here for this interpretation works.
  16. Rob Z

    First Reformed

    Yes, Schrader has said in interviews that the ambiguity was deliberate. Schrader himself seems more invested in the ambiguity than any particular interpretation. Check out this selection from an interview with Slate. https://slate.com/culture/2018/06/first-reformeds-ending-paul-schrader-explains-why-its-designed-to-be-ambiguous.html Honestly, I thought this last possible ending Schrader considered was where the movie was headed pretty much as soon as the ominous background music/noise begins in the second half of the film
  17. Jane Fonda refused to say “Jesus Christ” as a profanity b cause of her own devout Christianity, according to the show runner of GRACE AND FRANKIE.
  18. NBooth

    Boy Erased

    BTW, here's our thread on the other 2018 movie dealing with so-called reparative therapy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
  19. NBooth

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    I'm going to go ahead and drop a link to our thread on the other 2018 "reparative" "therapy" movie, Boy Erased.
  20. NBooth

    Boy Erased

  21. Joel Mayward

    Top 25 or 100 for 2018-19

    Regarding Andrew and Christian's questions about participation, I didn't vote in the 2011 list, but reading through the various threads and nominations, many of the same people who were commenting there are still somewhat active on A&F, at least within the past year or so. And A&F has added a few folks since then. Are there any stats somewhere about the actual numbers for voting in previous lists? A bigger question for me is the role of Image--Greg Wolfe and Anna J seemed like the main organizers for the list, but I'm not sure what role Image would play now. All this to say, I still think it's very much worth doing.
  22. NBooth

    Dune

    Sean T. Collins makes the (doubtful) assertion that Dune fandom is the last non-toxic fandom: Ok, whatever, I was on the messageboards a few years back and I remember how fans reacted to the Anderson-Herbert collabs. It was certainly not non-toxic. But the article does make a good point about why Dune is such an unlikely franchise-starter. (I decided today, several years after reading Dune, to finally get around to the sequels. We'll see how that goes).
  23. How many participated in our last Top 100? I think we'd need a certain minimum to make such an endeavor worthwhile and valid.
  24. Andrew

    Stranger Things (Netflix)

    Agreed - it was still entertaining, but a major quality dip from Season 1.
  25. NBooth

    Dune

    Timothee Chalamet in talks to star in Dune.
  26. Joshua Wilson

    Top 25 or 100 for 2018-19

    I'd be interested to participate!
  27. Joshua Wilson

    Criterion sale at Barnes & Noble

    I was only going to get one disc due to financial prudence, but due to an unexpected refund, I was able to get the Dietrich-Von Sternberg set and ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS.
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