DiS Best Films of the Century


#321


#322

don’t really understand the hate that film gets. i wouldn’t put it near the top 20 of anything but it was totally fine?


#323

Assuming none of you have seen Letters From Iwo Jima as that is a sensational film.

The Departed was also on my shortlist for this. Really stands up to multiple viewings.


#324

pretty sure i’ve seen Argo but remember nothing about it


#325

Good film but it doesn’t exist and nor does Flags of Our Fathers.

What an insanely ambitious project that was, studios will literally let Clint Eastwood do anything eh.


#326

was about ben affleck getting stuck in a catalogue shop


#327

Sent mine to jook, two of them were documentaries, all of them were directed by men. Sorry.


#328

ban request

hi eric


#329

Please stay with us


#330

Missed you :frowning:


#331

I think Infernal Affairs is a better film, partly because I’m just That Guy, but also because it is actually a better film.

Neither were in my top 20 though.


#332

Aww :heart:


#333

Aren’t there valid orientalist issues with it, though? I’m sure I read that it’s a sort of western take on Japanese culture.

@Antpocalypsenow I don’t fully get your comment on those films. Is it just that for you Eastwood is cancelled for his horrendous politics? (Fair enough.)


#334

For a major studio to fund two separate war films from each side of the conflict, one of which is entirely in Japanese with no star power whatsoever and for that film to gross triple it’s budget (and more than the American equivalent) is pretty astonishing really. There are very few people who get that sort of backing.


#335

Only just seen this, will definitely get involved. Love a list!

PEDANT ALERT: So just so I’m clear when you say ‘no documentaries’ do you mean we’re not allowed feature length ones like The Act of Killing?


#336

Wish I still liked films


#337

correct


#338

smh


#339

beau travail came out in 2000 btw in case anyone thinks it was 1999


#340

Infernal Affairs is DEFINITELY a better film not seen the Departed, but that’s not important