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Pick up to three films.

Brooklyn
5 (17.9%)
Kingsman: The Secret Service
5 (17.9%)
The Martian
2 (7.1%)
Predestination
3 (10.7%)
Shaun the Sheep Movie
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Author Topic: Poll #2 - Best Films of 2015 - Three vote film elimination  (Read 177 times)

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Which makes it better than most BP winners lately.
Aside from Birdman, yes.

Birdman still my favorite film in the past 15-20 years.
I don't know if I'd go that far but it is probably my favorite film of the decade.


I was so confused when it won. Very unlike the Oscars to actually award Best Picture to the best picture.
It definitely deserved Best Picture that year, though I would essentially been just as satisfied with a win from Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, or Boyhood. It just goes to show how fantastic 2014 was for cinema.

I still am back and forth between Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel. Both are masterpieces in my eyes.

GBH was my #2 that year.  Great, great film.  Wes Anderson's best imo.  But something about Birdman was just so...special I guess is the word.  Unique and awe-inspiring would be other words I'd use to describe it.  GBH was just an elite Wes Anderson film - but it wasn't anything completely outside of the box - it was clearly a Wes Anderson film that followed similar structure to his other films - it was the best of those though.

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Which makes it better than most BP winners lately.
Aside from Birdman, yes.

Birdman still my favorite film in the past 15-20 years.

I was so confused when it won. Very unlike the Oscars to actually award Best Picture to the best picture.

Ha - I didn't even remember that it won - I can't remember the last time I watched the Oscars beyond having it flipped on for a minute or two randomly.  I do remember making the decision to leave Interstellar after an hour (I saw the entire thing the next week) to sneak into Birdman which I knew nothing about and being completely blown away by it.  I saw it the next 2 weeks after that until it left my theater.  I'd go watch it in the theater again right now if it came back.

I forgot that The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in 2014 as well, and I gave BP to it. Anderson's best for sure. But Birdman's an easy second place. It might be the best-acted film I've seen this decade. Other contenders like Brooklyn or Nightcrawler center around one great performance, but I think pretty much every actor in Birdman, no matter how minor, knocks it out of the park. The scene where Emma Stone yells at Michael Keaton made my jaw drop.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Which makes it better than most BP winners lately.
Aside from Birdman, yes.

Birdman still my favorite film in the past 15-20 years.

I was so confused when it won. Very unlike the Oscars to actually award Best Picture to the best picture.

Ha - I didn't even remember that it won - I can't remember the last time I watched the Oscars beyond having it flipped on for a minute or two randomly.  I do remember making the decision to leave Interstellar after an hour (I saw the entire thing the next week) to sneak into Birdman which I knew nothing about and being completely blown away by it.  I saw it the next 2 weeks after that until it left my theater.  I'd go watch it in the theater again right now if it came back.

I forgot that The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in 2014 as well, and I gave BP to it. Anderson's best for sure. But Birdman's an easy second place. It might be the best-acted film I've seen this decade. Other contenders like Brooklyn or Nightcrawler center around one great performance, but I think pretty much every actor in Birdman, no matter how minor, knocks it out of the park. The scene where Emma Stone yells at Michael Keaton made my jaw drop.

Even Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts - both of whom I am lukewarm on - were fantastic in Birdman.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Which makes it better than most BP winners lately.
Aside from Birdman, yes.

Birdman still my favorite film in the past 15-20 years.

I was so confused when it won. Very unlike the Oscars to actually award Best Picture to the best picture.

Ha - I didn't even remember that it won - I can't remember the last time I watched the Oscars beyond having it flipped on for a minute or two randomly.  I do remember making the decision to leave Interstellar after an hour (I saw the entire thing the next week) to sneak into Birdman which I knew nothing about and being completely blown away by it.  I saw it the next 2 weeks after that until it left my theater.  I'd go watch it in the theater again right now if it came back.

I forgot that The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in 2014 as well, and I gave BP to it. Anderson's best for sure. But Birdman's an easy second place. It might be the best-acted film I've seen this decade. Other contenders like Brooklyn or Nightcrawler center around one great performance, but I think pretty much every actor in Birdman, no matter how minor, knocks it out of the park. The scene where Emma Stone yells at Michael Keaton made my jaw drop.

Those two films though - my god what a great year 2014 was.  Birdman had the best acting performances and camera-work I've seen in years.  GBH had the best pacing and sharpest dialogue I've seen in years.  Just 2 ridiculously great films.

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Birdman and Grandbudapest were both in my top 10 of that year, there were quite a few good ones though.  Nothing I'd consider giving a 10/10 to...but a ton of good movies overall.

ChillinDylan Godsend

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Birdman and Grandbudapest were both in my top 10 of that year, there were quite a few good ones though.  Nothing I'd consider giving a 10/10 to...but a ton of good movies overall.

They certainly aren't on the level of Internship or anything, but I mean, what is???


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I think it's safe to say that Brooklyn, Kingsman, and 99 Homes are advancing to the next round.

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I think it's safe to say that Brooklyn, Kingsman, and 99 Homes are advancing to the next round.
Shaun the Sheep :(

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I think it's safe to say that Brooklyn, Kingsman, and 99 Homes are advancing to the next round.
Shaun the Sheep :(
I tried.

 

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