1badmf wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 17:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 15:39:
I've never even been tempted to watch "Bad Santa", just not my type of humor/film. Best Christmas movie? Can I pick "Die Hard"? If not, it is a dead heat between "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Ben-Hur" (the 1959 version). And I'd like to claim "lack of bias points" on the basis of selecting Ben-Hur despite the fact I am an atheist.
i would've thought The Lion in Winter would be more appealing to your nihilist/atheist side. aside from not at all being a traditional xmas film, it also has the most astoundingly genius script i've ever seen, and peter o'toole was never better.
It is an amazing movie with fantastic performances and razor sharp dialog. One of the few Hollywood movies (including present day) where the lead female was older than the lead male. O'Toole was 35 at the time, and Hepburn was 50 (IIRC). Other joys: seeing roles with extremely young Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton. Strategy gaming podcast Three Moves Ahead did a discussion of this movie last year
. If you're a fan of the film, I'd give the podcast a listen.
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