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Film Journal 2020 (25 items)
Movie list by VierasTalo
Published 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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VT's episodemeter (93 items)
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Published 8 years, 11 months ago 6 comments
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Film Journal 2019 (225 items)
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Published 12 months ago 3 comments
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Film Journal 2018 (179 items)
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Published 2 years, 1 month ago 7 comments
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Film Journal 2017 (162 items)
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Published 3 years, 1 month ago 6 comments



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Posted: 10 months, 1 week ago at Apr 24 13:59
I'm currently working on a new project and maybe you could help me out.

It's pretty simple.

You just need to click on the link underneath and provide your 10 favorite movies.

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-6391

Thanks in advance! :)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Mar 22 14:53
At last, I'm finally done with this list and this year, there is a big surprise with this end-result!

If you are interested and you want to check it out, you can use the following link:
Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2018)
Posted: 2 years ago at Feb 28 11:59
Thanks for you help!

The list has been updated with your vote.

If you want, you can double-check the end-result : www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-5811
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jan 25 12:17
Hi!

I'm currently working on a new project and maybe you could help me out.

It's pretty simple.

You just need to click on the link underneath and provide your 10 favorite movies.

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-5811

Thanks in advance! :)
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jan 9 15:13
Missä viipyy Pikkukaupungin pormestari 2017?
Posted: 4 years ago at Feb 2 16:34
Yes, it is once again time for our yearly tradition. What is the best movie, according to you, Listal member? What are you waiting for?!? VOTE!!!!

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-4551
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Dec 31 0:58
Hey would you consider updating your movies set in the future list if you have the time to update it please? It's one of my favorite list on the sites.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Oct 25 18:25
Hello. If you're interested, come check out Listal's 100 Favorite Movie Villains, my first time ever making a public voting list. If you are, I can't wait to see your choices!

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-greatest-movie-villains
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Oct 14 0:28
So Knock Knock was worth checking out? Doesn't look like I'll get a chance to see it in the theatre (Drafthouse is only screening it after 11pm for some reason), but I may pick it up later.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Aug 12 20:36
Sounds like a very productive marathon! Understandable that there was a lack of comments on the films then. I did see your tweets on some of them, so that was cool.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at May 21 15:07
At last... it took my 5 months but this list is finally done!
If you want, you can check the end-result :

Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2015)

Thanks for your contribution!
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at May 14 22:19
Hey, there. Realized that you watched my monthly horror journal last year. Here's the new one: www.listal.com/list/2015-horror-journal :)
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at May 2 8:01
Hyvää vappua!
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Apr 20 19:47
Thanks for the list vote, Vieras! Have a great week.:)
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Mar 30 8:04
Thanks for the list vote, VierasTalo!
Have a nice Monday.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Mar 13 0:11
Thank you for your vote!
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Mar 7 17:23
Thanks for your vote.
Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Mar 3 6:24
Supposedly It Follows hits theatres here this month, and since Drafthouse keeps mentioning it I assume they'll have it at least. My March list wasn't supposed to be visible yet, so I've hidden it for now. That's what I get for making a list late at night. Heh.

Off now to update the Netflix list before crashing. Hope you have a good week!
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Posted: 5 years ago at Feb 27 17:24
Thanks for your vote.
Posted: 5 years ago at Feb 18 10:17
Thanks for your contribution! You can check the end-result : www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-3297

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Watched in 2020 (19 movies items)
4 days, 8 hours ago
Jojo Rabbit
 Jojo Rabbit 4/10
2 weeks, 6 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
Jojo Rabbit
As a condemnation of fascism, though it is quite correct and obviously well-intentioned, I really feel like the approach of making this a tidy, clean studio picture takes away a fair amount of the edge of that condemnation. It's sort of like holding a sophisticated tea party as a form of protest. As a showcase of the evil of fascism it falls on the same sword so many have before it, sanitizing the evils of war by portraying all of it in a clean, sterile fashion. It works when we're talking small, intimate moments (a certain hanging corpse comes to mind), but absolutely does not function when the turmoil of all-out war is going on. It just never hits an emotional note despite clearly trying to do exactly that. This could be very good if it was made with a less of a polish someone like Waititi has brought to all his projects since Wilderpeople.
2 weeks, 6 days ago
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2 weeks, 6 days ago
Kids Return
 Kids Return 8/10
3 weeks, 4 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
Kids Return
OK maybe I did give this like an extra star just because that Joe Hisaishi score slaps so damn hard But it's a good movie by all accounts. Kind of taking this somewhat Buddhist cyclical approach to some lovable goofballs turning into flawed adults successfully highlights the tragic nature of the ordeal. Everyone is at the top of their respective games from Kitano's smooth-as-butter flow from shot to shot, scene to scene, and even bit parts like Moro Morooka's Hayashi being played to a T (that hunch is too real!). Interestingly, though it kind of ends on the vaguest notion of hope (or at least a statement on how this isn't really a loss of innocence -story as that innocence still exists to an extent), this feels like a movie built to make you feel hope while showing quite little of it. It does such a good job building up these people that you have to have some hope for them to turn out good in the end even if all facts the movie presents you point to the opposite. As such, it's cynical nature never feels overt or insurmountable. It gives it a very real flavor that's rare in film, especially ones that cover not only the youth of the characters but also the growing up of them. It's hard to get that playfulness and that progress towards mundanity under one roof and Kitano does it.
3 weeks, 4 days ago
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3 weeks, 4 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to VT's episodemeter list
Evil Genius: The True Story of America

3 weeks, 5 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
La bague du roi Koda
The first dud in my attempts to fill out that map on my Letterboxd stats page, this folk tale from Niger tells of a fisherman who sells a fish to a king for way too much money so the king tries to have him killed in an elaborate scheme that backfires to the point where he has to give the guy the whole "you married the princess" thing of getting half the kingdom. The most interesting part of this film is the etnographic perspective, as it was shot in a small village and most of the actors are probably people director/writer/narrator Moustapha Alassane knew. The result of that is a lot of people just doing whatever they please from ignoring stage direction to just straight staring at the camera. Alas, the film never really receives much potency, being a fairly straight telling of the tale, but the closing shots of our leads in extreme close-ups, covered in extreme shadows, are rather striking. As is the closing line of forgiveness. I guess I mostly hope this took a bit less a leisurely pace about itself as even with just 23 minutes of runtime this occasionally feels a bit much.
3 weeks, 5 days ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to their collection
La bague du roi Koda

have watched

4/10

Defending Your Life (1991)

4/10


3 weeks, 5 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
Defending Your Life (1991)
So this is what an Albert Brooks -movie is like, huh? Sardonic punchlines that function as surprising answers to simple questions served by people occasionally a bit too good for the parts they're playing. Though I really dug the world in this movie (though it feels a bit silly for these higher beings to expect humans to learn from their past experiences when they literally wipe them off their minds), the characters didn't really grab me in any particular way. Streep is a bit too swooning over Brooks who is very... Brooks, and Rip Torn is just that level of self-righteous asshole where you admire it but you don't live for it. So yeah, though a fair amount of the jokes work well (that job interview reveal is some chef kiss -level stuff) there's also stuff that doesn't (looking at you, wacky pratfall montage) and I'd be hard pressed to say this really connected with me in an emotional way.
3 weeks, 5 days ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
Mermaids
Ah, sometimes it's just a joy to watch a film adaptation of a book that has such a strong authorial voice ringing throughout it. Though especially Ryder and the rest of the cast do an admirable job of bringing this book to life, Patty Dann's prose comes through. Sure, it's partially because there is literal narration here, but that's fine for a film of this type. The intentionally ever so slightly meandering pace and slice-of-life attitude on display make it seem natural and it's a primary driving force of a lot of the film rather than a halting moment. I especially enjoyed the occasional use of the narration as response to dialogue while Ryder's character actually remained silent. It's a good way to heighten that feeling of not finding people trustworthy, which is a key issue to most of the characters in this film. Another thing I really, really dug was the slightest vibe of magical realism in how much this family moved around, ate literal trash for years and how gung-ho Ryder was about this whole nun-thing until her first crush came on screen. This fairytale-aesthetic is almost strong enough to not feel icky about 15-year old Ryder fawning over a 26-year old, but sure as hell not enough given the lengths that relationship goes in this movie. A stain on an otherwise extremely affable film. PS. This was called "My Mom's a Mermaid!" in Finland and I can't believe they did that. So many people must have been so upset about renting a Cher-movie with that name and then getting this quaint family drama set in the 60s.
3 weeks, 6 days ago
VierasTalo added 4 items to their collection
Mermaids

have watched

6/10

Uncut Gems

have watched

4/10

Asparagus

have watched

4/10

Seide

6/10


3 weeks, 6 days ago
VierasTalo added 3 items to Film Journal 2020 list
Uncut Gems
Asparagus
Seide

3 weeks, 6 days ago
VierasTalo voted for list
Elokuvapäiväkirja 2020 (42 movies items)
3 weeks, 6 days ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to their collection
The Burden

have watched

6/10

Doctor Sleep

8/10


1 month ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to Film Journal 2020 list
The Burden
Doctor Sleep

1 month ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
House II: The Second Story
Howdy, you sure can see that they wrote this script in half a month and without Fred Dekker. It has swanky effects and fun ideas but just bringing them to life isn't enough to make them, well, funny, so you're stuck with a movie where like one in every ten jokes work and whenever the jokes or action aren't on screen it feels egregiously slow.
1 month ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to their collection
Coda

have watched

6/10

The Ghost of Yotsuya

8/10


1 month ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to Film Journal 2020 list
Coda
The Ghost of Yotsuya

1 month ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to their collection
Hairat

have watched

8/10

What Did Jack Do?

4/10


1 month ago
VierasTalo added 2 items to Film Journal 2020 list
What Did Jack Do?
Hairat

1 month ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
A Serial Killer
Ugh. I wish this was better because it is trying to say quite a lot about the general concept of self-help gurus and life coaches and the development of self-image. Unfortunately it goes at it with a hackneyed approach to the material as a third of the run-time is spent watching "kooky gurus" do their shtick with one character staring very displeased at the goings on, giving it an overall vibe of "aren't these people stoooopid and aren't you smart for thinking that" which is honestly one of the worst feelings a movie can try to illicit. When it barely lands a single joke in the entire movie the mix becomes somewhat unbearable, so, despite a good eye for visuals and a real good lead performance and... I mean, I can see the heart in the messaging, but it's clouded by the snooty attitude.
1 month, 1 week ago
1 month, 1 week ago
VierasTalo added 1 item to Film Journal 2020 list
One Cut of the Dead
Look, I'll get this out of the way: The super optimistic tone this movie strikes at it's climax feels exceptionally unearned, and hinders what could work, even as an optimistic finale, to something akin to a Takashi Miike budgeting solution where the movie just turns into a joke because there's no money left but hey let's do it with style. Except here the style isn't really there for that part. But beyond that (to me major, to you possibly very minor) gripe, I wouldn't dare yuck anyone's yum on One Cut of the Dead as this is maaaaybe the most mechanically savvy and fulfilling films I've seen in a long time. Yeah, that isn't a descriptor you'd usually use for a movie, because, well, it's a movie, not an intricate Swiss stopwatch, but sometimes a movie forces you to view it on a mechanical level. It's very hard, but this one does it effortlessly, and through that endeavor it also rewards you. A lot. Consistently. It's really fun in a way movies rarely are.
1 month, 1 week ago
VierasTalo voted for list
Watched in '20 (17 movies items)
1 month, 1 week ago
VierasTalo added 3 items to their collection
¡Tupamaros!

have watched

6/10

Goldman v Silverman

have watched

4/10

Blood of the Condor                                  (1969)

8/10


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