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KWRoss' Kompetition of Film 
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Sorry to rip off Mortal Kombat there, but now that the new year has arrived and my new work schedule has freed up some time, I can finally get a film competition underway! The rules are a little more strict than the one Steven came up with, but not as limiting as Peng's.

Pick three films and three alternates (for tiebreakers or in case I've seen one of your original three). I'll watch them, do brief write-ups and score them using a four-star system.

1. You cannot use anything from the AFI Top 100. IMDB Top 250 is okay.
2. At least one film must score 7.0 or higher on IMDB.
3. Make sure at least one of your picks is available on Netflix streaming. I can always rent the others by mail.

Give me some movies you think are just fucking awesome, stuff that is near and dear to your heart. The prize is bragging rights. So have at it!

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
The 400 Blows (1959)
The Ice Storm (1997)

The Iron Giant (1999)
Raise The Red Lantern (1991)
25th Hour (2002)

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I'm game, but I'll need some time to gather my recommendations.

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Butterfly Kiss (1995)
In My Father's Den (2004)
Europa Report (2013)

Three films from three different decades (I would have made that a rule as well and will be if I do one of these). No idea if any of these are available for streaming on Netflix, since Netflix won't allow me to check from New Zealand (unless someone has a link I can use to check availability?).

For the tie break:
Triangle (2009)
Predestination (2014)
Autómata (2014)


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Excellent idea, nitrium. Going forward, each of your three primary films must be from a different decade.

Also, Europa Report is available on Netflix streaming, so I'll swap that out for Automata.

Jeff, you're good on your primary three.

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Face/Off(1997)
The Hidden(1987)
Running Scared(2006)


Alternates-

Shooter(2007)
Crank(2006)
Ronin(1998)


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I've seen all of these except The Hidden, but it's been a long, LONG time since I watched Face/Off (I'd say about 15 years). So I'll keep that one on there. I've seen Crank but not Crank 2. Is it cool if I substitute that?

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KWRoss wrote:
Excellent idea, nitrium. Going forward, each of your three primary films must be from a different decade.
Also, Europa Report is available on Netflix streaming, so I'll swap that out for Automata.

I was thinking how I would feel if Kunz selected 3 silents from 1920s for me to watch ;-).
Anyway, I have edited my entry to reflect the changes. Shame Automata seems to have such limited availability - it's my top 2014 film and deserves more exposure. Europa Report is also a very good film though, so that's fine.


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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)


Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Certified Copy (2010)
In a Lonely Place (1950)


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Primary


Secondary


Note: I do not have Netflix (also I live in Australia) , so let me know

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Peng, I'll throw in Eyes Without a Face in place of A Fish Called Wanda.

Unwind, I need a streaming replacement for Lives of Others (wonderful film, need to revisit some time). I can use Gattaca for a tiebreaker (have seen Beauty and the Beast as well as Groundhog Day). Here's a handy site where you type in a movie and find out whether it's available for streaming.

http://www.canistream.it/

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KWRoss wrote:

Unwind, I need a streaming replacement for Lives of Others (wonderful film, need to revisit some time). I can use Gattaca for a tiebreaker (have seen Beauty and the Beast as well as Groundhog Day). Here's a handy site where you type in a movie and find out whether it's available for streaming.

http://www.canistream.it/


Oh I love Gattaca (and I know Kunzie likes it too) but if scifi is not your favourite thing then other recommendations of mine to pick from are:


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Intouchables it is! Much appreciated.

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OK, here goes:

1. "Les Caribiniers" (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
2. "The Tenant" (Roman Polanski, 1976)
3. "Careful" (Guy Maddin, 1992)

Backups:

1. "A Matter of Life and Death" (Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
2. "Sawdust and Tinsel" (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
3. "The Magic Christian" (Joseph McGrath, 1969)


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KWRoss wrote:
I've seen all of these except The Hidden, but it's been a long, LONG time since I watched Face/Off (I'd say about 15 years). So I'll keep that one on there. I've seen Crank but not Crank 2. Is it cool if I substitute that?

Sure, that's cool


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Primary
Sweet Smell Of Success (50s) – strange that this isn' t on AFI Top 100 but serves me just right.
No Way Out (80s)
A Simple Plan (90s According to this site http://movies.netflixable.com/307255 it is available on Netflix)

Secondary
In The Name Of The Father (90s)
Mean Creek (2000s available on Netflix)
The Past (2010s)


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I'll try to steer away from the ones I recommended to peng, so here it is...

Primary choices

'night, Mother (1986) - 7.5
Paradise Now (2005) - 7.5
Source Code (2011) - 7.5

Alternate choices

Hard Eight (1996) - 7.3
Zodiac (2007) - 7.7
Blue Jasmine (2013) - 7.3


I don't have Netflix, so I don't know if they are available or not. Let me know.

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Glad to see that somebody else likes Zodiac too. It is my favorite Fincher film to date.


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montparnasse wrote:
Glad to see that somebody else likes Zodiac too. It is my favorite Fincher film to date.


Just in case, those are the IMDb ratings for each. But yeah, I love it. Seven is still my favorite Fincher, but Zodiac would be a close second.

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H.I., I need a streaming option. Use the sites montparnasse or I have pointed out to find one.

Good showing, everyone. Here's what I have so far.

Jeff Wilder-- Drugstore Cowboy, The 400 Blows, The Ice Storm (tiebreaker: 25th Hour)
nitrium-- Butterfly Kiss, Europa Report, In My Father's Den (tiebreakers in order: Triangle, Predestination, Automata)
Vexer-- Face/Off, The Hidden, Crank 2
peng-- Anatomy of a Murder, Dear Zachary, Eyes Without a Face (tiebreakers in order: Certified Copy, In a Lonely Place)
unwindfilms-- The Adventures of Robin Hood, Seven Samurai, The Intouchables (tiebreaker: Gattaca)
montparnasse-- Sweet Smell of Success, No Way Out, Mean Creek (tiebreakers in order: In the Name of the Father, The Past)
Thief12-- 'night Mother, Zodiac, Source Code (tiebreakers in order: Paradise Now, Hard Eight)

Entries are open until Thursday January 8 at 11:59 pm EST.

Kunz, if you're reading, now would be a good time to suggest Z. And Cook, lay some Anthony Mann on me. And Pete.....Smash.

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