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    Your Indulgence Picks

    Absolutely. As indulgences go, it's Repo Man all the way. A couple more: Ghost in the Shell American Psycho
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    Overlooked great movies

    I agree with some of the films mentioned above, especially: - The American: beautiful, and I love the glacial pace. - A Single Man: Colin Firth's best performance bar none. The visuals alone would make this a must see: every frame is a perfect shot. Here are a few more which I think have fallen behind the cupboard of pop culture attention: - Kung Fu Hustle: Stephen Chow is a comedy genius, and this is him at his best. The impossibly stylish comic book visuals underpin a script whose beats would not be out of place in the Classic Hollywood era. I could watch this all day. Brother: Beat Takeshi's flawed and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to break into America is a parable of heartbreak and of the nihilism of violence. Not a casual watch, but a very affecting film. Thief: Michael Mann's first feature was probably his best until Collateral came along. If you can, watch the remastered Blu-Ray, from the 4K print - look amazing. Contagion: Soderbergh's underrated masterpiece is touching, unflinching and clinically (sorry!) precise. Legion. Paul Bethany turns up in a remote roadside dinner to announce the end of the world; proceed to Cancel the Apocalypse by shooting the archangel Gabriel. No popcorn left unconsumed.
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    Favorite and least favorite movies in The Canon

    Favourite in the canon: Battle Royale; Alien Two choices because these are both (almost) perfect films. Least favourite in the canon: Beauty and the Beast Simply does not work for me: creepy premise, generally dislikeable characters, forgettable songs. And I would argue much the same about The Lion King too, except for the songs. Favourite not in: The Hurt Locker One of the best films in the last 20 years. I still cannot understand why it isn't in the canon (maybe love makes you incapable of understanding other's points of view?). Happy it didn't make it: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Racism and misogyny played for laughs, followed by excessive violence and gore - all in a family-friendly, PG-format! The whiff of colonialism is all over it like a bad suit.
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    What are the most Canon worthy films of this decade?

    I second this. From my part, three films have really made it for me this decade: - Ex-Machina - Nightcrawler - Whiplash I would vote either of those into the canon any day.
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    Mean Girls.

    I second the motion that Mean Girls is a significant enough film to warrant an episode. And this thread is reminding me I haven't seen Legally Blonde in ages...