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Mon, Oct 28, 2019 9:32 AM

Live Poll: Firsts of Cinema in the 2010s

This past decade stood on the shoulders of the giants of cinema and was, therefore, able to reach new heights, some probably unimaginable before 2010. Below are some of the movies that embodied some of the most noteworthy new heights: which one do think reached the farthest?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls097303737/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ZO2ZqCbpK0c/

(Like always, suggestions welcome and appreciated.)

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'Hidden Figures' was great!

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Yes, but how about "Color Purple"? Granted it has a male lead too but that doesn't take anything from the film... much more he was the antagonist and the three lead-women were all Oscar-nominated (unlike HF)

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Comic book movie experts: if you read the text for the three superhero movies and 'Joker,' do you have any feedback? I did a good amount of research and got some information from others on this thread (thank you, Mihailo) but I'd love another fact-check for any of these four films. Thank you!

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I thought I read that somewhere but I don't remember the source or even if I read it at all. Anyway, I changed the description. Thank you!

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Under Lady Bird, I think it should say "triple F-rated", not just "F-rated".

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Thanks for catching that, Peter. 

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I dont get the one about "Get Out"... how is its tackling of racism revolutionary? Creative, yes... but a "first"?
And as much as I love "Lady Bird", I am not sure it should steal "The Piano"'s thunder... Harvey Keitel was a supporting character... no more important than the father in "Lady Bird" and in "The Piano", both female leads won the Oscar... and the film won a Golden Palm. I find it unfair for "Lady Bird" to be considered a more revolutionary achievement on the basis of its male casting...

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The tackling of racism isn't revolutionary but it's roasting of white liberals is. I didn't particularly like 'Get Out,' nor did I think it was nearly as insightful as the buzz made it out to be but I can't make this list that subjective. Several critics made some good points about it and there was considerable agreement about its importance. 

I'll look further into 'The Piano' and 'Lady Bird.'

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I did err in one assertion about Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig, and the Oscars so I did fix that but I'm confident about it now. Also, I don't at all think 'Lady Bird' steals the thunder of 'The Piano:' Like I mention in the intro, all of these films stand on the shoulders of earlier movies. That's the nature of progress. 'The Piano' and 'Lost in Translation' and their directors paved the way for 'Lady Bird' and other films, just as there were people who blazed the trials so that a Jane Campion and 'The Piano' could happen. 

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FYC "A Separation" 
First Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film from a Muslim country

I know "Z" earned Algeria an Oscar but a quick glimpse on the cast and crew shows that it's clearly a European movie that happened to be produced in Algeria without any specific indication of the cultural background of its  shooting location while "A Separation" is a "full" Iranian production, a window on Iranian and Islamic legal procedures, a film where the setting, the plot, the actors and the subjects are in total consistency with the country of its production, unlike "Z" which is a masterpiece nonetheless.

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'Good one! I'll add it. Thank you!

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Only one title comes to mind ...

Parasite (2019)

First international film to win Best Picture at the Oscars.


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Oh yeah! I made this list before the Oscars. Thank you so much!

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Your statements about Netflix and the Oscars for Mudbound and Roma are not accurate if you take documentary films into account. For instance, the first Netflix film to win an Oscar was Icarus.

It is true that Roma was the first Netflix film to be nominated for Best Picture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

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I added Icarus and changed the description for Mudbound. Thank you for catching that!

(Roma was ok - it just said that it was the first Netflix film to get a Best Picture nod.)

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You're missing a word in your question: which one do you think reached the furthest?

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Thank you, so much, for catching that, as well!

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Congratulations, ruby. :D
It was a pretty tough decision. I'm sweatting now. ;)