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  • My favorite movies of all time (2017 version)

    I created my first list of this kind seven years ago. Since then, I have discovered many more movies. Instead of updating the old list, I decided to make a new one. The list from 2010 represents very well who I was and what I liked back then and this list from 2017 emphasizes on my current identity and points of view since movies are a big part of my life. Please leave a comment and share your favorite movies with me! 
     
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    1.
    2 soeurs (2003)
      10/10  
    A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
    Director: Kim Jee-woon
    “ A Tale of Two Sisters is my favorite movie of all times because everything is close to perfection here. The acting performances are skilled, diversified and credible. The locations are atmospheric, haunting and unique. The plot is detailed, intellectual and twisted. The movie's unexpected yet logical ending requests multiple viewings and gets me every single time. The film skillfully mixes dramatic coming-of-age elements and psychological horror influences. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    2.
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
      10/10  
    A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
    Director: Sergio Leone
    “ The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an epic western and adventure film that portrays the essence of the horrors of the American Civil War. The performances by the three lead actors are outstanding and complement one another perfectly. The impressive camera angles, beautiful locations and memorable soundtrack are only some factors that make this movie a timeless classic. ” - kluseba
     
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    3.
    Vidocq (2001)
      10/10  
    Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist... (98 mins.)
    Director: Pitof
    “ Vidocq is the most visually stunning movie ever created. Even sixteen years after its release, no other film has equaled this movie's vibe and visuals. In addition to this, the outstanding locations, the sinister story that mixes fantasy and reality and the intense soundtrack blend in perfectly. ” - kluseba
     
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    4.
    Fearless (2006)
      10/10  
    A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
    Director: Ronny Yu
    “ Fearless isn't only a beautiful wu xia martial arts movie but spreads a philosophical message that tells us that diplomacy, fairness and feeling are a better option than confrontation, cheating and brutality. This still underrated genre film is beautifully crafted and perfectly acted. If the moving closing scene doesn't make you cry just a little bit, you might not have a heart. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Twin Peaks - Les 7 derniers jours de Laura Palmer
    5.
    Twin Peaks - Les 7 derniers jours de Laura Palmer (1992)
      10/10  
    A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
    Director: David Lynch
    “ Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me is both prologue and epilogue to the first two seasons of the best television series ever created. I addition to this, the movie works very well on its own and is one of the most disturbing psychological horror movies ever created. Realism and fantasy meet in balanced parts and lead to an unforgettable experience. After receiving unjustified negative critics upon release, the movie finally gets the recognition it deserves nowadays. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Metropolis
    6.
    Metropolis (1927)
      10/10  
    In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
    Director: Fritz Lang
    “ Until today, the revolutionary Metropolis is one of the most epic science-fiction movies ever made. Society plays a much more important role than individual characters which makes this film much more compelling than any Star Trek or Star Wars movie. The class formation as well as the divergences between rich and poor in this movie are still relevant topics nowadays. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Godzilla
    7.
    Godzilla (1954)
      10/10  
    American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
    Director: Ishirô Honda
    “ This movie is more than just a horror or science-fiction movie. Inspired by the horrors of war, this film delivers a philosophical message of peace. The special effects are absolutely groundbreaking for its time and are still impressive today. Among the numerous Godzilla films, this is the very best by a mile and any cineast should have watched it once in his lifetime. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Histoire de fantômes chinois
    8.
    Histoire de fantômes chinois (1987)
      10/10  
    Ning Tsai-Shen, a humble tax collector, arrives in a small town to carry out his work. Unsurprisingly... (98 mins.)
    Director: Siu-Tung Ching
    “ A Chinese Ghost Story is a mysterious fantasy movie that mixes dream-like action sequences, a dramatic story and one of the most haunting love stories ever put on screen. In addition to this, the beautiful costumes and the compelling soundtrack go back to Ancient Chinese traditions and really represent the essence of this country's rich culture. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Shutter Island
    9.
    Shutter Island (2010)
      10/10  
    In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
    Director: Martin Scorsese
    “ Shutter Island is one of the cleverest psychological thrillers ever made and convinces with a clever plot based upon the novel of the same name, breathtaking locations and incredibly strong acting performances. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Sin City
    10.
    Sin City (2005)
      10/10  
    A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
    “ Sin City is one of the most compelling movies ever created from an artistic point of view. It mixes comic elements and real-life sequences perfectly and easily beats any other comic adaptation. In addition to this, it manages to connect several story lines cleverly and has a truly dark atmosphere from start to finish. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    11.
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
      10/10  
    A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
    Director: Jim Sharman
    “ This quirky musical isn't only highly entertaining and includes one of the very best soundtracks ever made but also spreads message a revolutionary message of tolerance regarding different types of sexual identities. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Lost Highway
    12.
    Lost Highway (1997)
      10/10  
    After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
    Director: David Lynch
    “ Lost Highway is one of the most challenging, surreal and twisted movie ever made and requests multiple viewings from its intellectual audience. Its gloomy and mysterious vibe in truly unique. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Stand by Me
    13.
    Stand by Me (1986)
      10/10  
    After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
    Director: Rob Reiner
    “ This nostalgic coming-of-age drama discusses topics such as friendship, identity and trust with depth and is a delight for adults and children alike. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Mademoiselle
    14.
    Mademoiselle (2016)
      10/10  
    A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. (144 mins.)
    Director: Chan-wook Park
    “ The Handmaiden is an intense erotic drama with outstanding and courageous actresses and a twisted story with many details. The romantic scenes are far away from sexual innuendo and are rather depicted in an artistic and poetic way. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Wall-E
    15.
    Wall-E (2008)
      10/10  
    In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
    Director: Andrew Stanton
    “ My favorite animated film shows that it doesn't need long-winded dialogs to transmit an important message. This clever movie with a timeless ecological message should be watched by children and adults alike because both can learn something from this film. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of The Strangers
    16.
    The Strangers (2016)
      10/10  
    A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter. (156 mins.)
    Director: Hong-jin Na
    “ The Wailing is a creepy, gloomy and mysterious horror movie of epic proportions that you won't forget once you have watched it. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Far Away: Les soldats de l'espoir
    17.
    Far Away: Les soldats de l'espoir (2011)
      10/10  
    In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets. (137 mins.)
    Director: Je-gyu Kang
    “ This is one of the most sinister yet most hopeful movies that can be considered both a war and an anti-war film. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Y a-t-il un flic pour sauver la reine?
    18.
    Y a-t-il un flic pour sauver la reine? (1988)
      10/10  
    Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
    Director: David Zucker
    “ The Naked Gun, as well as its two sequels, is the most hilarious movie I have watched in my life. The slapstick jokes still get e every single time. This timeless classic is perfect family entertainment. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of The Godfather: Part III
    19.
    The Godfather: Part III (1990)
      10/10  
    In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging Mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to avow for his sins while taking his nephew Vincent Mancini under his wing. (162 mins.)
    “ The third part of the legendary organized crime epic has always been my favorite due to its philosophical approach. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Dernier train pour Busan
    20.
    Dernier train pour Busan (2016)
      10/10  
    While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan. (118 mins.)
    Director: Sang-ho Yeon
    “ Last Train to Busan is easily the best zombie apocalypse movie ever released thanks to a gloomy atmosphere, profound characters and inspiring special effects. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Bon Cop, Bad Cop
    21.
    Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
      10/10  
    Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line. (116 mins.)
    Director: Erik Canuel
    “ This movie still defines the contrasts and similarities of Anglo- and French-Canadians in a diversified, fast-paced and humorous way. The sequel is just as great. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Once Upon a Time in the West
    22.
    Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
      10/10  
    A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (164 mins.)
    Director: Sergio Leone
    “ Sergio Leone's epic western convinces with a clever plot, wonderful landscapes and one of the most memorable soundtracks ever created. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of 12 hommes en colère
    23.
    12 hommes en colère (1957)
      10/10  
    A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
    Director: Sidney Lumet
    “ The acting performances, precise dialogs and camera angles used in this movie are absolutely outstanding. This movie proves that one doesn't need a big budget, special effects or stunning settings to create a masterpiece in the history of filmmaking. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Le territoire des loups
    24.
    Le territoire des loups (2011)
      10/10  
    After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
    Director: Joe Carnahan
    “ This is the most intense survival movie I have ever watched as it keeps me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. ” - kluseba
     
    Image of Mao's Last Dancer
    25.
    Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
      10/10  
    A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese... (117 mins.)
    Director: Bruce Beresford
    “ This drama is still one of the most emotional movies I have ever watched and one of the most stunning surprises since I didn't expect much from that movie.

    Other movies that I adore include:

    26.) Life of Brian
    27.) The Shining
    28.) Inglorious Basterds
    29.) The Interview
    30.) Tae Guk Gi
    31.) The Door
    32.) Quick
    33.) Gran Torino
    34.) Mulholland Drive
    35.) Une vie toute neuve
    36.) I Saw the Devil
    37.) Perfume
    38.) The Prestige
    39.) Casino Royale (James Bond 007)
    40.) Mindhunters
    41.) Marebito
    42.) Old Boy (original version)
    43.) Memories of Murder
    44.) Ajeossi
    45.) Save the Green Planet
    46.) Happy Death Day
    47.) Brotherhood of the Wolf
    48.) Sympathy for Mister Vengeance
    49.) The White Storm : Narcotic
    50.) Insidious ” - kluseba
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  •  Ladies and gentlemen!

    About two weeks ago, I had the occasion to visit Kingston for the first time in three years. My main goal was to visit the legendary Kingston Penitentiary which was very interesting. Kingston is a beautiful town with many stunning sights. I hope you will enjoy my pictures below.

    Kingston 2017

     Kingston Walks near Waterfront Pathway with Kingston City Hall.

    Kingston 2017

     Kingston Visitor Information Centre.

    Kingston 2017

     Kingston Public Market with a fiddle player.

    Kingston 2017

     Sir John A. Macdonald Memorial

    Kingston 2017

     Heritage Martello Tower - Murney.

    Kingston 2017

     Recreation and park shelter in MacDonald Park.

    Kingston 2017

     Guided tour through Kingston Penitentiary.

    Kingston 2017

     Inside Kingston Penitentiary where three infamous riots took place.

    Kingston 2017

     Cell block in Kingston Penitentiary.

    Kingston 2017

     Workshops and school in Kingston Penitentiary.

    Kingston 2017

     Painted gym in Kingston Penitentiary.

    Kingston 2017

    Correctional Service of Canada Museum. 

    Kingston 2017

     Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning with Juniper Cafe on the right and Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts on the left.

    Kingston 2017

     Inside Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts during a practice of the local symphonic orchestra.

    Kingston 2017

     Entrance of Bellevue House National Historic Site.

    Kingston 2017

     Inside the Museum of Bellevue House National Historic Site.

    Kingston 2017

     Bellevue House where Sir John A. MacDonald resided for about one year before becoming Canada's first Prime Minister.

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