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by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 20312

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Really nice that Naked ended up in the top 100, even if it had only 7 votes. Outstaning character acting and an interesting peek at the darker side of life in London.
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)
Replies: 174
Views: 20312

Re: AMF Top 250 Films of All Time (2016 edition)

Spirited Away? Is that film so popular and well known? Doesn't come close to the other films mentioned, I would guess...

Pulp Fiction is a good guess. What about The Godfather? Goodfellas? Saving Private Ryan or another Spielberg film?
Not even sure if the last one is competing...
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Semifinals
Replies: 32
Views: 3966

Re: Bracketology 4 Albums Edition: Semifinals

17 | Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run 6 | The Clash | London Calling 28 | Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV 47 | Stevie Wonder | Innervisions 16 | David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 4 | The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground & Nico 25 | Michael Jacks...
by Gillingham
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Should AcclaimedMusic have a poll for the best TV shows of all time?
Replies: 9
Views: 1770

Re: Should AcclaimedMusic have a poll for the best TV shows of all time?

Same question I had, Petri.
I agree that mini-series should be allowed to join in, since they generally aren't eligible for film polls.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?
Replies: 22
Views: 2839

Re: All Time Artists Poll: Any Takers?

I prefer not to use any statistics of albums and/or songs or anything, because for me it's more than just that. It's also their live performances, collaborations, other projects, personal attachment, ratio of good and bad songs/albums vs amount of good songs/albums, video clips, originality, and how...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 4880

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I could do Naked, but not before the weekend I'm afraid.
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Which do you prefer? Illinois vs Carrie & Lowell
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Re: Which do you prefer? Illinois vs Carrie & Lowell

Illinois if my favorite of those two and my favorite Sufjan album in general. In second place though comes The Age of Adz, just edging out Carrie & Lowell at the moment. Favorite songs of those three albums: Illinois: John Wayne Gacy, Jr. The Age of Adz: I Want to Be Well Carrie & Lowell: No...
by Gillingham
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 4880

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I don't see why not Jimmy? The more write-ups, the better anyway. And you're a regular, too.
by Gillingham
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Upcoming Polls
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Re: Upcoming Polls

whuntva wrote:Artist Poll might be cool. but I don't know how we'd address the format. Seemingly everything else has been tried before with UMT and whatnot.

The regular lists-poll is due this year I think.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2005 (2016 edition)
Replies: 16
Views: 2483

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2005 (2016 edition)

1. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee) 2. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney) 3. Manderlay (Lars von Trier) 4. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog) 5. Sophie Scholl - Die Letzten Tage (Marc Rothemund) 6. The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles) 7. The New World (Terrence Malick) 8. Pride & Prejudice (...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance
Replies: 39
Views: 4880

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: Write-Up Assistance

I would be willing to write some lines about 10 or so films (although I already did in the comments section), but I do think 150-200 words is a bit too much timewise to be honest. Nassim's idea sounds pretty clever and a bit easier by the way. Anyway, looking forward to the results and whatever comm...
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Poll (Submissions closed)
Replies: 40
Views: 5691

Re: AMF All-Time Film Poll (Submissions due March 15)

Personally, I appreciate negative comments about as much as positive comments. I think it's interesting to see a negative opinion of a film I love. Could be the start of a great discussion. As long as some effort and/or explanation is put in the comments, and not just 'yawn', 'boooooring', or 'THIS ...
by Gillingham
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 10 2016
Replies: 38
Views: 5795

Re: AMF Chart Week 10 2016

I support "Lana del Rey - Music to Watch Boys to"
I nominate "Minor Victories - A Hundred Ropes". Phenomenal song, really looking forward to their debut due early June

Lots of nominations for next week.
by Gillingham
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2004 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 4742

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2004 (2016 edition)

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) 2. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater) 3. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh) 4. Gegen die Wand (Fatih Akin) 5. Bin-Jip/3-Iron (Ki-duk Kim) 6. Sideways (Alexander Payne) 7. Der Untergang (Oliver Hirschbiegel) 8. The Notebook (Nick Cassavetes) 9. Un Long Dim...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 4102

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)

A lot of people make that mistake, understandably.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: What does this site think of CriticsTop10?
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: What does this site think of CriticsTop10?

Not really, mostly for the reason Jirin stated (and not just at the top) and general lack of variation.

It could go back about a hundred years.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 2016 Academy Awards
Replies: 17
Views: 2877

Re: 2016 Academy Awards

luney6 wrote:The Oscars are to movies what the Grammys are to music.

Comparable and in the same league, definitely.

Still, if I had to choose, I'd go for the Oscars. But both very disappointing, almost every year.
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Rock Albums
Replies: 21
Views: 3385

Re: TOP 10 Rock Albums

What's rock and what's not, well, I'll just use my own vague definition. Mostly, no jazz, electronic, hip-hop, etc. And at least a couple of guitars. 1. Radiohead - In Rainbows 2. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. 3. Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast 4. Beach House - Teen Dream 5. Tom Waits Sword...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2003 (2016 edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 4129

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2003 (2016 edition)

1. 21 Grams (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) 2. Les Invasions Barbares (Denys Arcand) 3. Jeux d'Enfants (Yann Samuell) 4. Dogville (Lars von Trier) 5. La Meglio Gioventú (Marco Tullio Giordana) 6. Zatôichi (Takeshi Kitano) 7. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Mor...
by Gillingham
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: 2016 Academy Awards
Replies: 17
Views: 2877

Re: 2016 Academy Awards

Haven't seen a lot of the nominated films, but will see some more of them in the next weeks.
Still, I really liked the Revenant and in my opinion it's better than all the winning movies since No Country for Old Men.

Oh well... it's just the Oscars...
by Gillingham
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs
Replies: 83
Views: 12423

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Thanks a lot whuntva and sonofsamiam, that was great! I do definitely like our list better than the critics list as well, partly for the reasons stated by Nassim. As for Lazarus, it come out after christmas, the video was released in 2016 and the album it is on as well. So, I do kind of consider it ...
by Gillingham
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)
Replies: 25
Views: 4102

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2002 (2016 edition)

1. Ying Xiong/Hero (Yimou Zhang) 2. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass) 3. Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles) 4. In This World (Michael Winterbottom) 5. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze) 6. Mou Gaan Dou/Infernal Affairs (Wai-Keung Lau & Alan Mak) 7. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes) 8. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul T...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 4 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2330

Re: AMF Chart Week 4 2016

I support "Eefje Visser - Scheef" and I nominate "Four Tet/Champion - Disparate"
by Gillingham
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will finish?
Replies: 13
Views: 2508

Re: Where do you think Bowie's 'Blackstar' (+songs) will fin

I'd say higher than Young Americans and lower than Station to Station.
Guessing around #400.
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions
Replies: 28
Views: 4288

Re: AMF All-Time Film Project: List Submissions

Also, would anyone mind a rule where a movie needs at least a single vote to be counted? Just in case there's some obscure piece that got in through people who aren't here anymore? Hopefully everything here has at least one fan, but you never know. It would be sort of ridiculous if a film ranks hig...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 Romantic Albums
Replies: 16
Views: 2910

Re: TOP 10 Romantic Albums

Very difficult, I gererally don't think of albums as 'romantic' or 'not romantic', as practically all albums have some romantic aspects in them and none are only romantic. Some of these ten that I selected won't be considered very romantic, I guess, but in a way they are, to me. A mixed bag of roman...
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Favorite Album From Each Generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2540

Re: Favorite Album From Each Generation

Baby Boomers (1956-1975)
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (#3 all-time)

Generation X (1976-1995)
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (#8 all-time)

Millineals (1996-2015)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (#1 all-time)
by Gillingham
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 4500

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2001 (2016 edition)

1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch) 2. Lucia y el Sexo (Julio Medem) 3. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulan (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) 4. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly) 5. Waking Life (Richard Linklater) 6. Das Experiment (Oliver Hirschbiegel) 7. No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic) 8. In the Bedroom (Todd Field) 9. Y ...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 2 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3099

Re: AMF Chart Week 2 2016

acroamor wrote:I'd like to nominate "Disintegration Anxiety" by Explosions in the Sky

I support this one.

And I add: Anderson .Paak - Come Down
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: TOP 10 bands
Replies: 41
Views: 4871

Re: TOP 10 bands

1. Boards of Canada
2. Radiohead
3. Low
4. Autechre
5. Creedence Clearwater Revival
6. The Rolling Stones
7. The National
8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
9. Portishead
10. Beach House
by Gillingham
Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Any interest in a bimonthly individual artist poll?

Definitely interested, especially in the albums part.
by Gillingham
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)
Replies: 52
Views: 7436

Re: R.I.P. David Bowie (1947-2016)

Shocking. Been listening and appreciating his new songs the last couple of days. What I've heard of it, Blackstar is ambitious and satisfying, a great swansong.

What a talent, he's left a great legacy.
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 1 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3303

Re: AMF Chart Week 1 2016

I nominate David Bowie - Lazarus Also a nomination of Charts past! One of mine, I believe, like the other two suggested repeat noms this week. I wish all of you supported my nominations when they were still on the charts, they would have all performed much better :D Ah, that's a pity! I tend to be ...
by Gillingham
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart Week 1 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3303

Re: AMF Chart Week 1 2016

I support Savages - Adore and Radiohead - Spectre.
I nominate David Bowie - Lazarus
by Gillingham
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 11426

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Songs: 1. Grimes - REALiTi 2. Low - Landslide 3. Nao - Apple Cherry 4. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry 5. Beach House - PPP 6. Joanna Newsom - Sapokanikan 7. Mbongwana Star - Nganshe 8. Lana del Rey - Music to Watch Boys to 9. Sufjan Stevens - No Shade on the Shadow of the Cross 10. Father Jo...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement
Replies: 78
Views: 11426

Re: 2015 EOY Poll Announcement

Albums: 1. Joanna Newsom - Divers 2. Beach House - Depression Cherry 3. Low - Ones and Sixes 4. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell 5. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear 6. Viet Cong - Viet Cong 7. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 8. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)
Replies: 20
Views: 2941

Re: Films of the 2000s: 2000 (2016 edition)

1. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu) 2. Snatch. (Guy Ritchie) 3. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky) 4. Tillsammans (Lukas Moodysson) 5. Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (Agnès Varda) 6. Werckmeister Harmóniák (Béla Tarr) 7. Memento (Christopher Nolan) 8. Italiensk for Begyndere (Lone Scherf...
by Gillingham
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants
Replies: 27
Views: 3753

Re: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants

Bleu, mine are missing from the list above.
by Gillingham
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results
Replies: 49
Views: 4281

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results

I haven't voted for City Lights? My mistake. Would probably have placed 30th to 40th.

Indeed nice to see Les Enfants du Paradis in the top five.
by Gillingham
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 84
Views: 13555

Re: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS

I would say I even appreciate the lack of a big story arc, which would possibly have made the film and story (feel) very fabricated. A lot of obstacles aren't really resolved in life, they just make up your life. Yes, he is kind of passive in some situations, but for me that's a nice, contrasting al...
by Gillingham
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results
Replies: 49
Views: 4281

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results

Surprisingly low placements for The Crowd and especially Letter from an Unknown Woman.
by Gillingham
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results
Replies: 49
Views: 4281

Re: Films of the Early 20th Century: Final Results

Some remarks concerning the ranks 101-120: - I agree with BleuPanda about the Hitchcock films. Of course he made some outstanding films, but not everything he touched turned into gold. The same is true for Welles, who is even more of a critics-darling, but he doesn't do so well here (see The Lady fr...
by Gillingham
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick poll: Citizen Trump handling
Replies: 10
Views: 1822

Re: Quick poll: Citizen Trump handling

In general I'm not for locking, let alone deleting threads by regular users, so I think it's a pity keeping it open wasn't even an option. Then again, I do understand why you (Henrik) chose not to leave it open. I just think issues like this shouldn't be swept under the carpet, even if it gets out o...
by Gillingham
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations
Replies: 82
Views: 12235

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2015: Nominations

I nominate:
Bassekou Kouyaté And Ngoni Ba - Ba Power
by Gillingham
Thu Dec 03, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: EOY 2015
Topic: EOY 2015 - OOR (Netherlands)
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: EOY 2015 - OOR (Netherlands)

You are right Plastic Ram.

"The remaining part of the final list will be published in the spectacular-as-ever Christmas edition of OOR..."
by Gillingham
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Questions about future movie decade polls
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Questions about future movie decade polls

1. I'd definitely say option C, two polls per month.
I don't have a very strong opinion about the other questions, but...
2. A or C for the more recent decades
3. B or C for variety
by Gillingham
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants
Replies: 27
Views: 3753

Re: AMF's All-Time Film List 2016 edition: Added Entrants

Not uncomplicated, but I do understand your reasoning.

I don't think this should replace the free-for-all all time lists, but it's a nice alternative anyway.
by Gillingham
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 84
Views: 13555

Re: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS

bonnielaurel wrote:
Gillingham wrote:Guess I am one of the few here who appreciated Killing Me Softly.

That 2002 thriller with Joseph Fiennes and Heather Graham? I liked it too.:wink:

Ha! Guess I was actually mixing up Killing Them Softly with the song Killing Me Softly...
by Gillingham
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 84
Views: 13555

Re: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS

Another O. Russell film I had expected to do better. I wouldn't say I'm a fan, but I did enjoy both of those.

I, as well, made some unnecessary spelling mistakes in my comments .
by Gillingham
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 84
Views: 13555

Re: Films of the 2010s: THE FINAL RESULTS

Interesting start of the countdown. Hadn't expected The Fighter and especially Interstellar to end up so low.

Guess I am one of the few here who appreciated Killing Me Softly.

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