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2020-05-28 9:36:50 PM  
It's an excellent film, brilliantly directed, written and acted, and its cynicism about social media has been proven to be absolutely correct.  What's the problem?
 
2020-05-28 9:44:04 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: It's an excellent film, brilliantly directed, written and acted, and its cynicism about social media has been proven to be absolutely correct.  What's the problem?


While I don't think it's the best movie in the last 10 years, I do appreciate Sorkin's decision to portray Zuckerberg as an amoral, power hungry sociopath. Great job on that.
 
2020-05-28 10:13:39 PM  
The Hall of the Mountain King rowing to second place scene was interesting
 
2020-05-28 11:46:25 PM  
Good flick. Haven't seen Dunkirk.

I wanna see his full list ...
 
2020-05-29 2:50:50 AM  
Meh.

I haven't seen a Tarantino film I've thoroughly liked. I catch shiat for it from the Fark Elite Movie And Wine and Microbrew Crowd, but I don't care. Quentin sucks.
 
2020-05-29 3:17:51 AM  
Sorry Subby, but you can't put up a headline complaining about someone else's number one choice without listing your own number one choice.
 
2020-05-29 3:40:25 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Snatch Bandergrip: It's an excellent film, brilliantly directed, written and acted, and its cynicism about social media has been proven to be absolutely correct.  What's the problem?

While I don't think it's the best movie in the last 10 years, I do appreciate Sorkin's decision to portray Zuckerberg as an amoral, power hungry sociopath. Great job on that.


All I've heard of him, as a person, was the clip of AOC ripping him a new one in court. He's a man who wants all of the benefits of his vehicle, yet none of the responsibility. It's a wonder he hasn't thrown his hat into elections yet.
 
2020-05-29 3:49:41 AM  
The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.
 
2020-05-29 4:01:27 AM  

Inaditch: The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.


sadly i have failed to convince a least a few people to watch it simply because they can't get past their dislike of Facebook
 
2020-05-29 4:07:55 AM  
I saw this in theaters but remember almost nothing about it besides a little bit about that line about him giving them his minimum attention. Go figure.
 
2020-05-29 4:26:09 AM  

EdgeRunner: Sorry Subby, but you can't put up a headline complaining about someone else's number one choice without listing your own number one choice.


not subby but just for kicks...
1. Taxi Driver
2. the Warriors
3. Blade Runner
 
2020-05-29 4:33:36 AM  
Movies are a product of their time and the rise of social media has been the defining event of the last decade.

You might not think it's the best film, but you could still make a case that it's the film of the decade.
 
2020-05-29 4:49:22 AM  

American Decency Association: Inaditch: The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.

sadly i have failed to convince a least a few people to watch it simply because they can't get past their dislike of Facebook


My dislike for Facebook was overcome by my appreciation for David Fincher.
 
2020-05-29 4:53:21 AM  
Saw it a couple times, don't recall any of it.
 
2020-05-29 4:59:37 AM  

American Decency Association: Inaditch: The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.

sadly i have failed to convince a least a few people to watch it simply because they can't get past their dislike of Facebook


The irony of course is that people who dislike FB and/or Zuck should love it.
 
2020-05-29 5:06:45 AM  
Dunkirk felt like survivor horror despite being a war movie. The bits with the aircraft were the most perfectly shot...anything..I've ever seen.

Mine? True Grit. Second favorite would probably be Arrival, because it made me take sci-fi seriously again, and that is no small accomplishment.
 
2020-05-29 5:27:00 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I haven't seen a Tarantino film I've thoroughly liked.


I completely agree.   While sometimes he has moments of near brilliance the moments of shiat far outway them.

His ego has got in the way and there is no one to tell him when he heads in a wrong direction.   He no longer can tell the good from the bad.

Death Proof was an embarrasment and rather creepy considering it was done just so he can hit on women.  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was probably my most favourite of his but that is probably due to the topic and Brad Pitt's performance.
 
2020-05-29 5:52:52 AM  
Since Tarantino is a fan of dialogue, picking a film written by Sorkin makes sense, and the technical achievement and non-linear narrative of Dunkirk is right up his alley.
 
2020-05-29 7:27:00 AM  
I like it when Tarrantino picks his favorites of the year and so on, cause he don't care about anything else than his own taste. Thtas why movies like Crawl pops up in his lists.

I dont agree with his choise on this one, but its a solid movie. My pick is probably The Avengers just for giving me that "holy shiat" feeling in the cinemas again.
 
2020-05-29 7:36:40 AM  
It was a good movie.

I mean, in the sense that Triumph of the Will was a good movie and with basically exactly the same positives and caveats, but blatant propaganda pieces can be good movies.  shiat, the entirety of postmodernism and late 20th century art was basically a CIA side-gig funded and signal-boosted purely for propaganda purposes, including both arthouse and pop cinema... so anyone who'd disqualify something for being propaganda pushing a blatantly false and socially malicious lie from being a good movie doesn't probably have a lot to choose from.

// You can probably tell why Social Network wouldn't be my pick for favorite movie of that decade from the above, but... yeah.  Can't fault the director whose entire living involves obsessively focusing on the shallowest of style-over-substance, superciliously grandiose bullshiat to the point of self-parody for liking a movie that was beautifully written, shot, and composed, but contained as a message only the shallowest platitudes and most emptily fake-transgressive bullshiat imaginable.  A little more cursing and it'd have been a Tarantino movie.
 
2020-05-29 7:47:44 AM  

sephjnr: scottydoesntknow: Snatch Bandergrip: It's an excellent film, brilliantly directed, written and acted, and its cynicism about social media has been proven to be absolutely correct.  What's the problem?

While I don't think it's the best movie in the last 10 years, I do appreciate Sorkin's decision to portray Zuckerberg as an amoral, power hungry sociopath. Great job on that.

All I've heard of him, as a person, was the clip of AOC ripping him a new one in court. He's a man who wants all of the benefits of his vehicle, yet none of the responsibility. It's a wonder he hasn't thrown his hat into elections yet.


Oh yes, sure showed him. She said things with fire and emphasis. Put on a great for her peeps. Problem is that it didn't and never will change anything. The charade was just a photo op for the government. Zuckerberg  said "yeah, whatever" and went right back to his same life.
 
2020-05-29 7:51:17 AM  
The Social Network is great, and it had arguably the best trailer of the decade as well. My only issue with it is that the Zuckerberg in the movie is wildly different than the real guy, whereas the Winklevoss Twins, Fanning, and Saverin were pretty close to their real counterparts. I'd like to see a straight documentary at some point, especially now.
 
2020-05-29 7:52:10 AM  
*Sean Parker, not Sean Fanning
 
2020-05-29 7:59:43 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: The Social Network is great, and it had arguably the best trailer of the decade as well. My only issue with it is that the Zuckerberg in the movie is wildly different than the real guy, whereas the Winklevoss Twins, Fanning, and Saverin were pretty close to their real counterparts. I'd like to see a straight documentary at some point, especially now.


That change in Zuckerberg's character was intentional. By most accounts, he's a socially inept sociopath. Audiences don't want to spend two hours with an unlikeable protagonist. Giving him at least a couple of sympathetic traits helped the movie immensely.
 
2020-05-29 8:16:50 AM  

stoli n coke: Incorrigible Astronaut: The Social Network is great, and it had arguably the best trailer of the decade as well. My only issue with it is that the Zuckerberg in the movie is wildly different than the real guy, whereas the Winklevoss Twins, Fanning, and Saverin were pretty close to their real counterparts. I'd like to see a straight documentary at some point, especially now.

That change in Zuckerberg's character was intentional. By most accounts, he's a socially inept sociopath. Audiences don't want to spend two hours with an unlikeable protagonist. Giving him at least a couple of sympathetic traits helped the movie immensely.


I can see that. I think his specific kind of amoralism might be even more apt today: He knows how to smile and play crowds (he was already dating his future wife when he and Saverin created Facebook), he's just ruthless and cunning in that specific capitalist way underneath it.

Again, I loved the movie. I just wonder what an alternate version with his actual personality would look like. It could be too depressing to work.
 
2020-05-29 8:19:16 AM  
I can't say that The Social Network is the best movie of the decade, but it's certainly is now more than ever the most relevant movie.
 
2020-05-29 8:31:35 AM  
I had little kids when I saw it, so I couldn't get past London Tipton giving a blowjob in a bathroom stall.
 
2020-05-29 8:37:18 AM  

HawgWild: Good flick. Haven't seen Dunkirk.

I wanna see his full list ...


He was spot-on with Dunkirk. Mr. Bobug and I were in awe, watching it. It's cleverly edited to look like a continual shot, and was phenomenally done. It's a great movie.
 
2020-05-29 8:48:33 AM  

MagSeven: I saw this in theaters but remember almost nothing about it besides a little bit about that line about him giving them his minimum attention. Go figure.


I convince most people by telling them Sorkin wrote it. That's one reason why I think QT likes it so much. Sorkin can write dialog like few others.
 
2020-05-29 8:49:18 AM  
The only director for whom I will watch anything with their name on it is David Fincher. The Social Network keeps revealing new layers on repeat viewings. All this absolutist talk about what is "The Best" anything is silly. The Social Network is an excellent film. Let's leave it at that.
 
2020-05-29 9:14:25 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: stoli n coke: Incorrigible Astronaut: The Social Network is great, and it had arguably the best trailer of the decade as well. My only issue with it is that the Zuckerberg in the movie is wildly different than the real guy, whereas the Winklevoss Twins, Fanning, and Saverin were pretty close to their real counterparts. I'd like to see a straight documentary at some point, especially now.

That change in Zuckerberg's character was intentional. By most accounts, he's a socially inept sociopath. Audiences don't want to spend two hours with an unlikeable protagonist. Giving him at least a couple of sympathetic traits helped the movie immensely.

I can see that. I think his specific kind of amoralism might be even more apt today: He knows how to smile and play crowds (he was already dating his future wife when he and Saverin created Facebook), he's just ruthless and cunning in that specific capitalist way underneath it.

Again, I loved the movie. I just wonder what an alternate version with his actual personality would look like. It could be too depressing to work.


If that angle was too depressing for David Fischer, that means the movie would have been DOA.
 
2020-05-29 9:16:48 AM  
This was the best movie of the decade:
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2020-05-29 9:19:45 AM  

stoli n coke: Incorrigible Astronaut: stoli n coke: Incorrigible Astronaut: The Social Network is great, and it had arguably the best trailer of the decade as well. My only issue with it is that the Zuckerberg in the movie is wildly different than the real guy, whereas the Winklevoss Twins, Fanning, and Saverin were pretty close to their real counterparts. I'd like to see a straight documentary at some point, especially now.

That change in Zuckerberg's character was intentional. By most accounts, he's a socially inept sociopath. Audiences don't want to spend two hours with an unlikeable protagonist. Giving him at least a couple of sympathetic traits helped the movie immensely.

I can see that. I think his specific kind of amoralism might be even more apt today: He knows how to smile and play crowds (he was already dating his future wife when he and Saverin created Facebook), he's just ruthless and cunning in that specific capitalist way underneath it.

Again, I loved the movie. I just wonder what an alternate version with his actual personality would look like. It could be too depressing to work.

If that angle was too depressing for David Fischer, that means the movie would have been DOA.


No, DOA was a movie starring Edmond O'Brien, about a man trying to find the man that murdered him.
 
2020-05-29 9:21:28 AM  

bobug: HawgWild: Good flick. Haven't seen Dunkirk.

I wanna see his full list ...

He was spot-on with Dunkirk. Mr. Bobug and I were in awe, watching it. It's cleverly edited to look like a continual shot, and was phenomenally done. It's a great movie.


I'm pretty sure you're thinking of 1917.
 
2020-05-29 9:22:21 AM  
I agree with him. Love that movie.

Best Comedy - The Other Guys.
 
2020-05-29 9:26:25 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: bobug: HawgWild: Good flick. Haven't seen Dunkirk.

I wanna see his full list ...

He was spot-on with Dunkirk. Mr. Bobug and I were in awe, watching it. It's cleverly edited to look like a continual shot, and was phenomenally done. It's a great movie.

I'm pretty sure you're thinking of 1917.


GAH, yes, sorry. Flipped them in my head. You are absolutely right. 1917 was an AMAZING film. Dunkirk was good, but I thought 1917 was better.
 
2020-05-29 9:45:25 AM  

American Decency Association: Inaditch: The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.

sadly i have failed to convince a least a few people to watch it simply because they can't get past their dislike of Facebook


I have the same problem watching movies about gangsters; I'm against crime so I can't watch any of those films.
/s
 
2020-05-29 9:47:47 AM  
I don't know what the movie of the decade is, but I am certain Jesse Eisenberg is no where near it.

and Dunkirk has a lot of great shots in it...but its choppy and doesn't tell a coherent story for shiat.
 
2020-05-29 9:55:45 AM  

Trik: Saw it a couple times, don't recall any of it.


All I remember is the last scene, someone refreshing a woman's profile page over and over again.
 
2020-05-29 9:55:49 AM  
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2020-05-29 10:23:42 AM  

Rev Rick White: ecmoRandomNumbers: I haven't seen a Tarantino film I've thoroughly liked.

I completely agree.   While sometimes he has moments of near brilliance the moments of shiat far outway them.

His ego has got in the way and there is no one to tell him when he heads in a wrong direction.   He no longer can tell the good from the bad.

Death Proof was an embarrasment and rather creepy considering it was done just so he can hit on women.  Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was probably my most favourite of his but that is probably due to the topic and Brad Pitt's performance.


His recent movies are pretty good. I went and saw Kill Bill pt 1 in a theater and thought it was mediocre. Maybe I just didn't identify with the kung-fu movie genre he was paying tribute to. But it was just too cutesy for me.
 
2020-05-29 10:56:39 AM  

1979: EdgeRunner: Sorry Subby, but you can't put up a headline complaining about someone else's number one choice without listing your own number one choice.

not subby but just for kicks...
1. Taxi Driver
2. the Warriors
3. Blade Runner


Not a bad list, but it's supposed to be your choice of the best movies made in the last decade. They narrowed the field.
 
2020-05-29 10:57:32 AM  

carnifex2005: I agree with him. Love that movie.

Best Comedy - The Other Guys.


Listen... don't go chasing waterfalls, OK?

I recent watched The Social Network. It had been a few years since I had seen it, and it has held up. It fires on all cylinders from start to finish.
 
2020-05-29 11:19:00 AM  

Inaditch: The Rewatchables podcast also makes a case for The Social Network being the best movie of the decade. It's not my choice, but it's a very, very good movie, and is as worthy of the distinction as any other movie.


I listen to five or six movie podcasts and it's a common opinion that it's the best.  I've never even seen it because the subject matter doesn't interest me.

Dunkirk was sort of meh the first time I watched it, like it was less than the sum of its parts.  I rewatched it last week and really enjoyed it for some reason.
 
2020-05-29 11:32:04 AM  
Isle of Dogs
 
2020-05-29 11:33:15 AM  

steve_wmn: His recent movies are pretty good. I went and saw Kill Bill pt 1 in a theater and thought it was mediocre. Maybe I just didn't identify with the kung-fu movie genre he was paying tribute to. But it was just too cutesy for me.


With Kill Bill you really have to watch both parts together.
Django was great, Hateful 8 was good, and Once Upon a Time was excellent. 

I'm in a kind of minority for liking Hateful 8, but I like the tension that it creates - especially on first watch. You know something is wrong, and that you don't really trust anyone. 

I am a QT fan, I like the way he writes.
 
2020-05-29 11:41:21 AM  
I really liked "Social Network", but I don't even think that's Fincher's best of the last 10 years. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" gets that nod from me.
 
2020-05-29 11:54:03 AM  

FLMountainMan: I listen to five or six movie podcasts and it's a common opinion that it's the best.  I've never even seen it because the subject matter doesn't interest me.


My daughter actually got me a copy for Christmas one year and I returned it without even looking at who made it because I had no interest in a 2 hour Zuckerberg hand job. A year or so later I watched it on HBO or something and realized how stupid I was. Now whenever I mention what a good movie it is my daughter brings it all up again.
 
2020-05-29 12:05:00 PM  

snowybunting: I really liked "Social Network", but I don't even think that's Fincher's best of the last 10 years. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" gets that nod from me.


I don't think I ever saw his version - the original Swedish one I saw was well done though.
 
2020-05-29 12:15:25 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I haven't seen a Tarantino film I've thoroughly liked. I catch shiat for it from the Fark Elite Movie And Wine and Microbrew Crowd, but I don't care. Quentin sucks.


I don't drink and rarely see movies. You're a dick. What do I win?
 
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