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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

It's got to be Everything Everywhere All at Once, though if I knew what it was about I probably wouldn't have watched it when i did. Sobbed through the entire third act.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I would guess Everything, Everywhere All at Once, but I haven’t been to the theaters as often as I was before COVID. As smaller films this year I really liked The Outfit.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Same here, my mind immediately jumped to Everything, Everywhere all at once, too, it really was that good. Decade is still young though, who knows what amazing films are just around the corner?

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Amsterdam! Just kidding. It’s Everything Everywhere all at Once

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I didn't want to see Amsterdam, but it was the only thing interesting playing. I felt this way before the screening but now I really don't want to bother with any more David O Russell.

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An early and commanding lead for Everything, Everywhere!

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I also have to go with Everything, Everywhere All At Once. Not just because it's the best, most creative film I've seen this far this decade, but because it seems to have FINALLY woken people up to Michelle Yeoh.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I’m a huge fan of Lynch’s Dune, and I absolutely loved Villeneuve’s version. Let’s go Part Two!

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

While I thought it would have been the Banshees of Inisherin when I learned it was being made & even reminded the great Promising Young Woman came out in the time frame (& would be my choice), absolutely has to be Everything Everywhere All at Once. A truly magical experience seeing that flick.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Everything Everywhere All at Once, but seeing that already posted a couple times I think my "most pleasantly surprised while stuck on an airplane" award would go to Bullet Train. No masterpiece, but I love a rewatchable silly piece of fun almost more sometimes.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Swan Song. Saw the movie with my wife & I think I may be getting sappy at my old age.

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Dec 12, 2022·edited Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

This question just makes me realize I've still missed a lot of movies over last couple of years.

My answer is going to be "The Worst Person in the World" because it's the only new movie blu-ray I've bought over past couple of years. I need to re-watch now that I visited Oslo this summer.

Runners up, most of the Small Axes, & everything everywhere all at once, and the northman.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

oh and minari. really loved minari. And probably parasite.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I have Minari’s dvd waiting for me. Need to get to it!

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I have to go with Dune which I thought was good but not, perhaps, great when I first watched it. But then I watched it again…and again…and again…and now, I would say its a visually stunning movie with a fabulous score, one that does a good job of telling the story (without inner monologue slowing the narrative and telling us something we’re going to learn in the next 30 seconds anyway—really hate that about the book), and which keeps viewers entertained from the first minute to the last. Definitely looking forward to the release of part two and watching them together.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Who is going to break this streak of comments?

That film lives up to its title as it immediately rocketed into place as one of my favourite films ever.

I also tip my hat to Dune (Part One) as another favourite from this fledgling decade.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

A couple of you snuck in while I was writing my comment. Shows me I need to be quicker and less effusive. For those who haven't seen EEAAO though - do so ASAP! You'll be glad you did.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

My vote is Nope 🛸- but I haven’t seen Everything Everywhere All at Once, and now I feel like I have too 🙂

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

You do

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Everything is of course #1, but I’m also going to throw out Onward for animated films and Underwater for a surprisingly decent riff on the underwater monster genre. It felt as close as anyone has come to Alien since the 70s. That first 20 minutes of The Empty Man was surprisingly effective as well. Are they the best movies? No, but each offered something I needed during COVID, so judge me if you must.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

adding underwater to my list.

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Let me know what you think. I was pleasantly surprised.

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

Came here to pitch Onward too. It was our second to last in-person viewing pre-panny. The last one we saw in person was terrible and awful and I hate that it holds the record as our last in person screening for 2020. (Harley Quinn)

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Really liked Onward, so adding Underwater to the queue, thanks!

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Dec 13, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I really liked Onward too! I feel like it was a little different for Pixar (though in the usual wheelhouse) and didn't get the attention it deserved.

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Dec 13, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

It’s release right as the pandemic started was some terrible timing. I feel like people probably saw it, but no one really discussed it since we were all in our home COVID bubbles. Maybe that was just us though?

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Riders of Justice. I also think this group in particular will love it; because, a lot like Spectators, it's a brilliant story with lingering depth that's impossible to tell where it's headed at any given minute, but you love the ride.

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Saw this per the recommendation of one Garth Ennis, and greatly enjoyed it. Flattered by the comparison, thanks, Al!

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Dec 12, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

OK, that's another one to add on the must see list.

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Dec 12, 2022·edited Dec 13, 2022Liked by Brian K. Vaughan

I overlapped before on a TV show recommendation to you with Mr. Ennis... is he on substack? We might be a better fit. Lol

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You're stuck with me on here for now, Sausage Man.

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Riders of Justice would def be on my short list for great 2020's films so far for sure. Nice pick.

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Ok, I wasn't gonna post this week (yep, still dumb work getting in the way) but damn, what a call with Riders. Love that flick!!

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