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1. Last 40 minutes of Requiem for a Dream.
2. When Harry visits his mother in Requiem for a Dream.
3. 20 minute opening shot of Gravity.
4. "WHAT'S IN THE BOX!?" - Seven
5. Any scene from Taxi Driver.
6. Any scene involving Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction.
7. Schindler's breakdown.
8. End of Pan's Labyrinth.
9. When Mookie "Does the Right Thing"
10. Jupiter and beyond the Infinite - 2001
11. "Stuck in the Middle with You" - Reservoir Dogs.
Requiem for a Dream, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Citizen Kane, Blade Runner, Seven, The Fly, Reservoir Dogs, Vertigo, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Drive, Gravity, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Bicycle Thieves, Alien, Pan's Labyrinth
Robert DeNiro, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DeCaprio, Denzel Washington. Daniel Day Lewis, Cristolph Waltz, Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Jack Nicholson
Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuaron, David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Steven Speilberg, Ridley Scott
Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried, Scarlet Johanssen, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Lawrence
Terrific acting aside, this is one the most overrated movies I have ever seen in my entire life. It's got nice cinematography and truly great acting, but it's very bland, unambitious and extremely unfocused. There's quite a large portion of the film that focuses on Hawking's wife, and kind of lets Hawking himself fall by the wayside, which would be fine if the storyline was even remotely interesting or if it led somewhere significant. Instead, James Marsh "concludes" the storyline without any resolution. The film wants to focus on every element of his life, like his theories, his disease, his relationship, his schooling but ultimately, this causes the film to be a lot more unfocused as a result, and that's not even mentioning the quarter of the film that doesn't even focus on Hawking. The film also brushes his relationship to his children to the side and as a result takes a lot of the emotional power out of the film, especially the ending scene, where I felt nothing at all. The other thing that takes any emotional impact out of the film is that, somehow, every single character except for David Thewlis' character is very unlikable. How is this even possible? When you make a biopic about Stephen Hawking and his former wife, the one basic thing you should accomplish is making the characters likable and complex. This film fails on both fronts. The film is by no means unwatchable or terrible, but it's extremely disappointing and supremely overrated, especially now that's it's being nominated for multiple major Academy Awards.