Well, it seems that we can be pretty sure about these two then…

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Out of time

Actors opinions. Nine more before completing this collection:

Waiting for Guffman
The Turin horse
Nil by mouth
Truly madly deeply
The sacrifice
Tender mercies
A room for Romeo Brass
Scenes from a marriage
The goonies

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The prince and the pauper (1990)

This featurette companion to The Rescuers Down Under actually overshadows that movie in many ways. Classic in everything from script (inspired by Mark Twain’s famous novel) to execution (all traditional ink and paint), the »look and feel« is recognizable and reminiscent of earlier decades without feeling dated or retro.

While not up there in my book of animated role-switching, this is still worthwhile and enjoyable. High-quality family entertainment!

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Insider information?

Among the 110 films on this list I find plenty of unseen (and occasionally even unknown) ones:

Things to come
John Wick
Sweet home Alabama
Train to Busan
13 going on 30
The parent trap
Fast five
Catch me if you can
My girl
The notebook
The little rascals
The verdict
Blow out
A face in the crowd
Toni Erdmann
Get out
American psycho
Punch-drunk love
Grizzly man
Black Panther
The room
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Queen & Slim
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Endgame
Crazy stupid love
Paddington 2

Maybe it’s just bias and skepticism on my behalf, but I have a few gripes about this selection…

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Tinseltown opinions

The truth according to Hollywood. And I’ve actually seen all of them except for »Up« and »Almost famous«.

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The big snit (1985)

Strange title, wonderfully wobbly animation, wonky characters, absurd story, silly gags, weird details, innovative sounds – plus ominous and obscure implications.

This is unusually great entertainment, even if it probably doesn’t quite qualify for my true-love-at-the-end-of-the-world book.

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I say tomato

Mega-classics plus some dubious choices from the »definitive source« as they unabashedly describe themselves – go ahead and spoil yourself rotten on »certified fresh« tomatoes! These I still haven’t seen:

Almost famous
Avengers: endgame
Better luck tomorrow
The big sick
Black hawk down
Call me by your name
Casino royale
Dazed and confused
Dead Poets Society
The legend of Drunken Master
Fast five
Get out
Ghost in the shell
Girls trip
The hate u give
Hedwig and the angry inch
Inside out
The iron giant
Iron man
John Wick
La bamba
Like water for chocolate
Love and basketball
Malcolm X
Mean girls
Only yesterday
Pitch perfect
Portrait of a lady on fire
Pretty in pink
Repo Man
Saving face
The sea inside
Shaun of the dead
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Straight outta Compton
The tale of princess Kaguya
Uncut gems
Wendy and Lucy
What’s love got to do with it?
Wonder Woman
Your sister’s sister

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L’inhumaine (1924)

How come silent drama is often so devoid of tempo while the comedies can be fast-paced – even hectic? This femme-almost-fatale morality is visually arresting but excruciatingly slow and ridiculously overplayed. One can’t help but chuckle at emotionally hypercharged nordic scientist Einar Norsen and intensely staring oriental despot Djorah de Nopur.

A fairly simple story with a few surprises, taking forever to unfold. Not in my art deco book despite unexpected contributions from Les Ballets Suédois.

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Madame Tutli-Putli (2007)

Belongings in abundance. Chess by chance. Ominous visitors. Fluttering wings. Join an eerie train trip with a frail woman and her strange co-passengers.

Hauntingly beautiful, especially the eyes. Too obscure for my book of journeys, though.

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Meanwhile, down south

The 1001 book mostly agrees. As does this gent from Götaland, south Sweden.

Haven’t seen these five, though:

• Lilies of the field
• Metropolitan
• Orlando
• The new world
• Synecdoche New York

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