can we get back to hating each other now please
l would like to add some names that no one mention before and l think they deserve it
Somnambulist (bec he has epic lists and he added to Mubi many many great things + his profile is my fav Mubi profile)
Jorge Didaco (bec he’s a huge admirer of animations and l would like to see every film in his fav)
Alex Fisher/ ex Lapidus (bec he has great lists and his submissions and how he’s supporting Italin cinema is simply great, no matter that he’s Inter fan :p )
shout out to dirtybee for her many links! ^
haha :) l don’t have “filmography”, l have “linkography” :p
I don’t know if anyone has mentioned clockworkdaisyblues. He’s probably seen every movie ever made.
But since Ruby asked for it…
I came for neh’s brain. I’m short the pons!
Hank the Tank’s favorite user: martin scorsesus
@risselada: LMAO Thanks for making my morning!
@judicial joe: knew someone would love that video. Thanks!
Oh Lights In The Dusk…. :)
@ DirtyBee – I am moved. I do not deserve
oh, you do, Alex :)
that’s a bit disconcerting, odi, as that was dimitris’ avatar on the site where i knew him previously. lol
Really? HA HA HA
How was I to know that??
M. Hulot is a really great user. Not only is his name incredible, but I see his ratings on almost every film I look at. Also he’s really strict in his ratings, so if he gives a film five stars you know it’s really great. Also he has helped me find where to watch some really obscure movies.
he knows about every screenshot on sight/site too – jealous!
Yes I agree with Rock and Bull on M. Hulot as I said before. He has seen an incredible amount of films (he is only something like 23) including many obscure films, and the way he rates films is great.
Not the best but my favorites
Kenji-Whenever I click the link to a film,the first thing I do is to see his rating!And not to mention his terrific lists and painting compilations.
Jack Lehtonen,JohnsonisJohnson,Lights in the dusk-They have some of the best write-ups here.Their insights have made me watch films in a new light.
And of the people I’ve been following recently-CJ Roy,Trevor Tillman,Douglas Reese and a few others.They have great taste and appreciation of all kinds of films.
i love most people here
“This thread is a bad idea.”
^ I’m totally going to use that as a thread title
There are too many interesting people here to mention by name, and even if I tried I’d just get misty thinking about all the once-regular posters that I dearly miss.
That’s a great title for a thread, Matt! :D
@cat: That might be the best response this thread got. MUBI users, spread the love equally!
Every one of them!!
You guys dont speak spanish, but if you did you’d be following Venimos los jodimos y nos fuimos by now, hes one of the best users here along with the ones already mentioned.
i think he definitely has one of the best usernames. i’m not exactly fluent but is it something like: we’re fucked coming and going?
we came, we fucked them, we left
ha! thanks for clearing that up. the tense was confusing to me
I guess it’s all about how you define “best”.
For some, it’s mostly a social networking site. These users tend to make a lot of posts, with nearly all of them not having anything to do with cinema. I personally find this a little peculiar, but hey, whatever floats one’s boat.
As for me, I tend to prefer quality over quantity. But the ones I appreciate the most are those who bring both quality and quantity to the table for the very simple self-serving reason that I learn the most from them.
In no particular order…
Kenji — Might be the most prolific cinephile of all the regulars. He brings knowledge and informed opinion that is independent of received wisdom and cookie cutter film school thinking. While he thinks independently and is not shy about expressing his progressive perspective, he is also always diplomatic. He also conceived and organized the inaugural Cup event which has now become a great MUBI tradition.
Risselada — One of the more recent members who never fails to amaze me with his dedication to make the site better, He’s doing a bang-up job with this year’s World Cup. And I love the fact that he brings Moneyball-esque quantitative analysis to the table.
Apursansar — One of the most prolific cinephiles who brings a formidable combination of academic knowledge of cinema and an autodidactic knowledge resulting from a relentless pursuit of global cinema. Also has a wicked dry sense of humor.
Brentos — Okay, just look at this guy’s picture and read his posts. He just exudes positivity. An all-around great cinephile and a great guy.
Twodeadmagpies — Her “Blossom of Shadows on the Sea of Love” might be my single favorite list on this site. It’s also eerily similar to my own “Transcendent Moments of the Ecstatic Truth” list, but I have to admit that hers is a more comprehensive list and has a smashingly superior title.
Ruby Stevens — Not only is she a super knowledgeable cinephile, but she actually has the ability to discern the intent and impact of what other members post which cannot be said for many people here. She doesn’t overreact to the mere denotative meaning of posts. A case in example is when Dimitris told her that she needs to “get fucked hard from behind”. Now that’s a deplorable thing that he wrote. But she showed the ability to discern the obvious fact that Dimitris poses no threat whatsoever and simply has a temper problem. Thus she didn’t make a huge fuss or go crying about it to the administrators and let the issue die quietly on its own.
Dimitris — Yes, the aforementioned Dimitris. I know he can be a real foulmouthed jerk, and I can’t defend that behavior. But learn to take his temper tantrums with a grain of salt, and you give yourself a fast track education to some of the most amazing undiscovered cinematic gems from neglected parts of the world. With a member like Dimitris, you have to ask yourself what it is that you want from the site. Are you here to learn more about cinema? If so, are you willing to take the temper tantrums of a knowledgeable member in order to learn from all that he has to offer? For me, the answer is an unequivocal yes.
Greg X — I think someone said Greg is the most omnivorous cinephile, and that is an accurate description. Greg is incredibly knowledgeable, but he is a true cinephile in the sense that he seems open to every genre and tradition. And his posts are very insightful.
Jerry Johnson — We’ve had our differences, but JJ is another guy similar to Dimitris: a good guy and a great cinephile, just can be a little rough in the diplomacy department. But I’m the same way, so I can’t complain. :P
Josh Ryan — This guy epitomizes the best of what a site like this can do if one is open-minded. He came here with his knowledge of Kubrick, Fincher, and so on. But he didn’t bristle at the suggestions of the more hardcore cinephiles and opened himself up to a whole new world of films, regardless of style, genre, tradition, and so on. Now he is one of the most knowledgeable cinephiles around and has an awesome podcast to boot.
Kuxa Kanema — Perhaps the greatest single champion of world cinema. ’nuff said.
Tommy — Always makes thoughtful posts.
PolarisDib and Ari — I often disagree with them regarding cinema, but they are both great patrons of independent film projects and have literally put their money where their mouth is. Cheers.
Cat —She’s diffident about showing her knowledge and all-around genius intellect, but she makes it count whenever she writes.
Matt Parks — A knowledgeable and prolific member with whom I disagree at times. But really, I’d be here more often if it had more members like Matt.
Robert W Peabody III — OK, I won’t lie. The posturing with the III behind the name and all makes me bristle a bit, but Robert is a great provocateur who raises thoughtful questions about the nature of cinema.
Jazzaloha — To say that I have profound and frequent disagreements with Jazz over all things cinema might be an understatement. But Jazz puts in the time and the effort to foster discussion.
David Ehrenstein — Can be arrogant to an annoying degree at times. And his constant namedropping gets grating as well. But the man has seen his share of cinema. Plus he has a great singing voice. For proof, check out the commentary on the Masters of Cinema DVD of Nicholas Ray’s The Savage Innocents.
Those are some of the more outstanding members I can think of right now. I’m sure I’ve left out some.
I’m hurt, Blue ;-p