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Monday, September 13, 2021

Roger Ebert's list of great films

 Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001):  This tried to be a lot darker than I was expecting.  I say tried because it has some pretty adult themes, but then their depictions of the futuristic society would be so ridiculous that it would immediately lose all credibility.  Weirdly, the most unrealistic part of this movie to me was that a giant corporation sent their new flagship prototype home with an employee after a rigorous selection and then seemed to wash their hands of it.  Literally no monitoring of any kind.  The movie's also way too long.


Ace In the Hole (1951): Film noir with a message is still film noir.  Which I hate.

After Dark, My Sweet (1990): Weird, artsy, and hard to get through.

After Hours (1985): This seems more like something by David Lynch than Martin Scorsese.  As Dane commented, there are definitely stretches of this movie where it seems more like a student film than something  from one of Hollywood's most celebrated filmmakers.

The Age of Innocence (1993): This isn't really my cup of tea, but I enjoyed watching it.  I'd even say I liked it better than the book.


Last updated September 13, 2021

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