30 years of Sony Pictures Classics

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The White Ribbon, not because I loved it but because the other four I watched just left vague impressions. Pollock was about as pointless a movie as I've ever seen.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 2 November 2022 17:16 (four months ago) link

Animal Kingdom or Un Prophete for me

stank viola (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 November 2022 17:32 (four months ago) link

Seen about half of these, and there's probably 10 movies here that I'd be happy to rewatch anytime. Will likely be voting Another Year, with A Separation close 2nd

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 2 November 2022 17:37 (four months ago) link

I've seen 16. Probably going to vote for Persepolis (just recently re-watched it as Ms. T. hadn't seen it) but could just as easily vote for Orlando, City Of Lost Children, Nine Queens, The Illusionist, or A Separation

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 2 November 2022 17:52 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This series is now live on Criterion Channel.

ex-McKinsey wonk who looks like a human version of a rat (Eric H.), Friday, 18 November 2022 14:55 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:01 (four months ago) link

A Prophet or L'enfant

groovemaaan, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 00:31 (four months ago) link

When I saw A Prophet, an old guy sitting two seats from me got up and angrily stormed in and out of the theater like 3 times during especially violent parts.

Chris L, Tuesday, 29 November 2022 01:06 (four months ago) link

was he wearing steel-toed boots so it would make a loud stamping sound when he stormed out

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 29 November 2022 01:07 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 00:01 (four months ago) link

I really would not have predicted that winner

عباس کیارستمی (Eric H.), Wednesday, 30 November 2022 02:09 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

winged migration is a stunner

― ꙮ (map), Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:39 PM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

rewatched and it's actually really bad. awful soundtrack, very distracting. robert wyatt appears at the beginning and the end, not his best work unfortunately. some cool footage here and there but really cheesy "story episodes" some of which are obviously staged. we were spoiled by planet earth a few years later. generally really dislike this type of nature documentary now. straight-up unedited flight footage of birds for 90 minutes would be so much better than this random-ass hodgepodge of highlight reels tied together by the most basic interpretation of what a migration "means." herzog got it right in his penguin documentary by focusing on the mystery.

ꙮ (map), Monday, 26 December 2022 02:22 (three months ago) link

hours of raw nature footage completely ruined by anthropomorphic storyboarding and the most misguided, chintzy music cues you can imagine courtesy of one bruno coulais

ꙮ (map), Monday, 26 December 2022 02:28 (three months ago) link


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