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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    I've seen Hidden and The White Ribbon. Both top quality films but Hidden leaves you with nothing but questions, which is something I like in a film.
    I think Haneke is a superb film maker. You should check out The Piano Teacher and Funny Games too. Both dark and excellent.

    Btw - there's an English language version of Funny Games called Funny Games US which is a very rare case of an English language re-make being as good as the original. But that's probably because Haneke made it himself!
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    Abiraleft's Oscar thread is up: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2263908
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    Potential double bill tomorrow of Wreck-It Ralph and Beautiful Creatures.
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    Dead Poets Society

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    (Original post by danny111)
    Silver Linings Playbook - 9
    Django - 8
    Zero Dark Thirty - 8
    Life of Pi - 8
    Beasts of the Southern Wild - 7
    Argo - 7

    There is something I didn't like about Argo. Don't know what though. Beasts of the Southern Wild I just saw and I felt like I missed something, although it was beautiful in places.
    Was just wondering what the range was really and 9 through to 7 seems like quite a close spread to me. 7's respectable.
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    (Original post by Hugo Rune)
    Was just wondering what the range was really and 9 through to 7 seems like quite a close spread to me. 7's respectable.
    Because they are "good" films. A film should in my eyes at least be a 7 if it is nominated for an Oscar. The academy people can't get it that wrong. There are probably exceptions, but don't you think? I mean a 6 already I vote a better than average romcom if it entertained me. On a scale of 1 to 10, 5.5 is the average and since you can vote 0.5's 6 just means slightly better than average and 5 slightly worse.

    Btw of all the films I rated on IMDB, my average is 6.940 and IMDBs is 6.937. Quite high I think, but may have to do with the fact that I don't tend to watch bad films or don't finish them and then often don't vote.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    Because they are "good" films. A film should in my eyes at least be a 7 if it is nominated for an Oscar. The academy people can't get it that wrong. There are probably exceptions, but don't you think? I mean a 6 already I vote a better than average romcom if it entertained me. On a scale of 1 to 10, 5.5 is the average and since you can vote 0.5's 6 just means slightly better than average and 5 slightly worse.

    Btw of all the films I rated on IMDB, my average is 6.940 and IMDBs is 6.937. Quite high I think, but may have to do with the fact that I don't tend to watch bad films or don't finish them and then often don't vote.
    I'd only give a film a 7 if I thought it was a 7 tbh. 'The Academy' probably do usually do have a selection of good to excellent movies each year but just because the critical or award consensus of a film is a certain mark doesn't mean I should have to agree. Django Unchained was a bit of a mess to me and thinking back to it I would probably score it a 5 (maybe a 6). It might be a "wrong" opinion to have but I'm certainly not going to up it due to it being nominated for Oscars. I like my "wrong" opinion

    Agreed, both numbers will be higher due to more people watching better films. A lot of people on IMDB will probably be using the top 250 list as a source of a film to watch so it kinda makes sense I guess.
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    (Original post by Hugo Rune)
    I'd only give a film a 7 if I thought it was a 7 tbh. 'The Academy' probably do usually do have a selection of good to excellent movies each year but just because the critical or award consensus of a film is a certain mark doesn't mean I should have to agree. Django Unchained was a bit of a mess to me and thinking back to it I would probably score it a 5 (maybe a 6). It might be a "wrong" opinion to have but I'm certainly not going to up it due to it being nominated for Oscars. I like my "wrong" opinion

    Agreed, both numbers will be higher due to more people watching better films. A lot of people on IMDB will probably be using the top 250 list as a source of a film to watch so it kinda makes sense I guess.
    Well I don't vote just by how much I was entertained, but I do try to judge the film in terms of how it was made and acting. But I agree, as I posted before on here I think, you usually vote 1 too high or 1 too low just after watching a film because you didn't have time to reflect.

    And yes that is probably true.
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    Saw Wreck-It Ralph last night, my thoughts...

    http://ohthatfilmblog.wordpress.com/...he-adult-kids/
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    (Original post by CuriousQuestioner)
    Dead Poets Society

    I loved this film
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    It was such a great film though wasn't it?
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    (Original post by Sem193)
    I loved this film
    It was such a great film though wasn't it? And then the end -
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    Severe lack of To the Wonder at my local Multiplex tomorrow Hopefully it's on limited release for just a week and not longer.
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    (Original post by CuriousQuestioner)
    It was such a great film though wasn't it? And then the end -
    It was! Daily events in my life have me thinking about some of the scenes in the film. It's also full of actors who I've never seen young so it was it nice to see them as young guys in the film. Yeah, the end


    I really want to watch Cloud Atlas but it's not showing in the cinema here
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    Seen 500 Days of Summer and M this week.

    500: Light hearted and enjoyable.

    M: Terrific film. Great plot and I really did enjoy it. Wasn't quite expecting to do so that much.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Seen 500 Days of Summer and M this week.

    500: Light hearted and enjoyable.

    M: Terrific film. Great plot and I really did enjoy it. Wasn't quite expecting to do so that much.
    M as in the 1931 film? If you liked that you should try to get ahold of one of the "Dr. Mabuse" crime films.
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    (Original post by danny111)
    M as in the 1931 film? If you liked that you should try to get ahold of one of the "Dr. Mabuse" crime films.
    Aye the 1931 one. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Aye the 1931 one. Thanks for the recommendation.
    I've not had the chance to see M yet, but have you seen Metropolis? :awesome:
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    (Original post by SirMasterKey)
    Aye the 1931 one. Thanks for the recommendation.
    Yea I always wanted to see that one, never got around to it. And I mean the old Dr. Mabuse films, one from 1922 and two from 1933. There have been others later but don't know how good they are. These old ones were also directed by Fritz Lang who did M.
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    (Original post by Abiraleft)
    I've not had the chance to see M yet, but have you seen Metropolis? :awesome:
    Not just yet. Is that one decent as well? I briefly read something about it in my course book but can't quite remember what.
 
 
 
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