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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/1/2008 9:12:35 AM   
Jasiri


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ORIGINAL: doncopey1

My personal favourite trilogy ever is his BRD trilogy, three female orientated films in very different formats. I'd suggest Fear Eats the Soul too which is a hugely powerful film. My favourite film of his is Lili Marleen, all though this is difficult to get hold (i think). Other films i'd suggest which i have seen:
The Third Generation
The Station Master's Wife
Shadow of Angels
Fox and his Friends

On a different note i recently purchased Mizoguchi's Life of O-Haru which i purchased for a bargain of a pound in a charity shop, i'd like to see more of his work so have i a good deal?




Thanks Don,I'll look into some of those and yes you've got a good deal getting Life of Oharu for a quid,I wouldn't place it among his best films I've seen but it's still very good and it was supposedly his own favourite.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/1/2008 1:07:26 PM   
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Watched 20 films so far in 2008, and reather appted Ridley Scotts iconic Alien is the latest and also my new number one.  It really is a master class

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 15/1/2008 2:36:41 PM   
Piles


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I've fallen behind a bit as of late, just added a few films from the last few days. I've been laid up in bed with sickness with nothing but my collection and Amazon rental for company, I'm already on 29 :S

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 1:15:01 AM   
Beetlejuice!


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Here's all my new entries to my chart over the past couple of weeks:

#3 - Dark City - Excellent special effects and production design in this noir tinged sci-fi that's hugely underrated IMO

#6 - Jackie Brown - Get goosebumps seeing my two fav actors, De Niro and Jackson, onscreen together. Throw in Tarantino at his most subdued and you've got one excellent, quirky crime drama.

#10 - The Shawshank Redemption - It is overlong but it's still one hell of a film. That last half hour gets me every time.

#11 - The Kite Runner - First great film I've seen at the pictures this year. A little episodic but this is an emotionally devastating film that has some lovely acting.

#12 - The Machinist - Very creepy thriller and Bale looks horrifying!

#13 - 28 Days Later - One of the best zombie films ever.

#14 - Aliens - That alien queen is one of the most terrifying things ever brought to the screen. Action packed sci-fi with a commanding lead performance by Weaver.

#17 - Hot Fuzz - It's slow to get started but this is highly amusing stuff. Can't wait to see what the team come up with next.

Also My Neighbour Totoro climbs up another spot, I know I've watched it a lot already this year but I had to let my uni flatmates see it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 1:18:00 AM   
Beetlejuice!


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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

Finally a decent addition to my list. I returned to Godard's Pierrot le Fou, and while not enjoying it as much as the first time, I still found it an engaing, entertaining picture, that mixes excitement with high-brown intellect. Really something quite special, and it deserves an extra 1/2 point for it's success with the latter thing pointed out above. Godard really is one hell of a great director.


Saw that one a good seven or eight years ago. Very quirky stuff, what I remember is the midget assassin and a moment where the lead actress starts singing a very cute song.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 1:21:09 AM   
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ORIGINAL: adambatman82

just adding fargo to the list. im on a bit of a coen binge at the moment, having picked it up after seeing no country for old men on saturday. bloody brilliant, im ashamed that iv ignored this film for so long. frances macdormand is so good.


McDormand gives what is probably my favourite female performance ever. Good to see you finally got around to seeing Fargo then, definitely the Coens best. Not seen NCFOM yet though, so I may be wrong.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 1:23:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ElephantBoy

Watched 20 films so far in 2008, and reather appted Ridley Scotts iconic Alien is the latest and also my new number one.  It really is a master class


Having just watched Aliens recently it really saddens me that these iconic sci-fi creatures (along with the Predator) are being pathetically put into these god awful AvP movies.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 2:26:41 AM   
adambatman82

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

quote:

ORIGINAL: adambatman82

just adding fargo to the list. im on a bit of a coen binge at the moment, having picked it up after seeing no country for old men on saturday. bloody brilliant, im ashamed that iv ignored this film for so long. frances macdormand is so good.


McDormand gives what is probably my favourite female performance ever. Good to see you finally got around to seeing Fargo then, definitely the Coens best. Not seen NCFOM yet though, so I may be wrong.


i was actually tempted to pronounce macdormand's as my favourite female performance ever, but felt id better wait before making such a bold statement, but yes, it probably is. i personally didnt enjoy it as much as NCFOM, but tbh i cant think of a better film than NCFOM this decade. it really is that good.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 2:29:08 AM   
adambatman82

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

quote:

ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

Finally a decent addition to my list. I returned to Godard's Pierrot le Fou, and while not enjoying it as much as the first time, I still found it an engaing, entertaining picture, that mixes excitement with high-brown intellect. Really something quite special, and it deserves an extra 1/2 point for it's success with the latter thing pointed out above. Godard really is one hell of a great director.


Saw that one a good seven or eight years ago. Very quirky stuff, what I remember is the midget assassin and a moment where the lead actress starts singing a very cute song.


pierrot le fou is actually my favourite film of all time. i cant wait for the criterion release next month, itll no doubt be straight in at the top of my list.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 16/1/2008 1:07:04 PM   
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All films watched this year so far... Running total 172
Those films in blue are the ones I regard as truely great (9 or 10 out of 10)

Changeling 10/10
The Departed 10/10

The Dark Knight 10/10
The Shawshank Redemption 10/10
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back 10/10
Full Metal Jacket 10/10
American History X 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 10/10
True Romance 10/10
The Fugitive 10/10
Se7en 10/10
Star Wars IV: A New Hope 10/10
Memento 10/10
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 10/10
Gladiator 10/10
Jaws 10/10
Chopper 10/10

The Untouchables 10/10
Carlito's Way 10/10
Groundhog Day 10/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 10/10
The Crow 10/10
Ghost Dog Way of the Samurai 10/10
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 10/10
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
Payback 10/10
Mary Poppins 10/10
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster 9/10
Million Dollar Baby 9/10
Batman Begins 9/10
The Last King of Scotland 9/10
Point Break 9/10
A Time to Kill 9/10
The Prestige 9/10
Air Force One 9/10
X-Men 2 9/10
Zodiac 9/10
Scream 9/10
Casino Royale 9/10
The Bourne Ultimatum 9/10
Jerry MacGuire 9/10
Mystic River 9/10
La Haine 9/10
10 Things I hate about you 9/10
How to Lose a Guy in 10 days 9/10
Starship Troopers 9/10
The Princess Bride 9/10
Toy Story 9/10
Toy Story 2 9/10
Stardust 8/10
Wanted 8/10
The Bourne Identity 8/10
Iron Man 8/10
In Bruges 8/10
X-Men 8/10
On the waterfront 8/10
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8/10
The Last Samurai 8/10
American Gangster (Extended Edition) 8/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 8/10
Knocked Up 8/10
Hellboy 8/10
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 8/10
Meet the Parents 8/10
Disturbia 8/10
Midnight Run 8/10
Crank 8/10
Young Guns 8/10
Disney's Jungle Book 8/10
X-Men: The Last Stand 8/10
The Patriot 8/10
This is Spinal Tap 8/10
Final Destination 8/10
Shoot Em Up 8/10
Dan In Real Life 8/10
Fatal Attraction 8/10
Disney's Peter Pan 8/10
Taken 8/10
Beetlejuice 8/10
Juno 8/10
There's something about Mary 8/10
What Women Want 8/10
Infernal Affairs III 8/10
In Her Shoes 8/10
Quantum of Solace 7.5/10
The Incredible Hulk 7/10
Derailed 7/10
John Q 7/10
The Bourne Supremacy 7/10
The Kingdom 7/10
Enchanted 7/10
Scream 2 7/10
Mickey Blue Eyes 7/10
The Abyss 7/10
Analyze This 7/10
Scream 3 7/10
Ocean's Thirteen 7/10
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 7/10
Mama Mia 7/10
WALL-E 7/10
Charlie Wilson's War 7/10
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 7/10
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10
Street Kings 7/10
Universal Soldier 7/10
Definitely, Maybe 7/10
The Fast and the Furious 7/10
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who 7/10
Shaft (1971) 7/10
Transformers 7/10
In the Valley of Elah 7/10
Mad Dog and Glory 7/10
300 7/10
Die Hard 4.0 7/10
Road House 7/10
US Marshalls 7/10
Doc Hollywood 7/10
Meet the Fockers 7/10
Just Like Heaven 7/10
The Game 7/10
The Cable Guy 7/10
The Italian Job (1969) 7/10
The Negotiator 7/10
Click 7/10
Frequency 7/10
27 Dresses 7/10
The Bank Job 7/10
What  Happens in Vegas 7/10
Disney's Hercules 7/10
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 7/10
Hancock 6.5/10
Deep Blue Sea 6/10
Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring 6/10
Righteous Kill 6/10
Awakenings 6/10
Life of Brian 6/10
Sex and the City 6/10
Kung Fu Panda 6/10
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer 6/10
Jumper 6/10
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian 6/10
Last Action Hero 6/10
Analyze That 6/10
Firewall 6/10
Cheaper by the Dozen 6/10
Calendar Girls 6/10
National Treasure: Book of Secrets 6/10
Hocus Pocus 6/10
The Forbidden Kingdom 5.5/10
Eagle Eye 5/10
Star Wars - The Clone Wars 5/10
Tropic Thunder 5/10
Picture Perfect 5/10
Igor 5/10
Showtime 5/10
Ladder 49 5/10
Adventures in Babysitting 5/10
Vantage Point 5/10
My Best Friends Wedding 5/10
Look Who's Talking 5/10
The Heartbreak Kid 5/10
Entrapment 5/10
Under Suspicion 5/10
Essex Boys 5/10
RockNRolla 4/10
Disney's Pocahontas 4/10
The Mummy Returns 4/10
The Mummy 4/10
PS I Love You 4/10
Fool's Gold 4/10
Look Who's Talking Too 4/10
Made of Honour 4/10
While you were sleeping 4/10 
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 3/10
Only You 3/10
The Sweetest Thing 2/10
The Happening 2/10
Be Kind Rewind 1/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 3:16:27 PM   
ElephantBoy

 

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Agree with most of what Beetle Juice said apart from Fargo which is decent enough, but really overated compear with most of the coens movies. 

5 against the House is the 21st film on my list.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 3:44:53 PM   
doncopey1


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Have to say Man your 2 star rating of Shadows is a disgrace!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 8:18:46 PM   
jamesbondguy


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Just seen Godard's La Chinoise for the first time, and what an experience that was. Not sure if anyone on here has seen it, but it's certainly a special film. I was about to know a mark off due to it being quite contradictory in it's own politics, but I then thought about it, and suddenly I reliased that it was very intentional. This is a way for Godard to think about, to examine, his own sometimes confused political thinking. It's almost him making a film about his own inner-contradictions. It's no masterpiece (several sequences go on for a little too long), but it's something that's incredibly hard to describe. It's colourful, surreal, intelligent and entertaining. Even if you don't agree with much of Mao's writings (like I don't), it's still a highly effective film that examines both revolutionary thinkings, and it's characters, very well. The whole film is a grand experiment with cinema expressionism, and it works pretty damn well- and it's helped by some superb performances. Godard continues to impress me (as does Jean Pierre Leaud, who is fast becoming one of my favourite actors).

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 8:32:49 PM   
adambatman82

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

Have to say Man your 2 star rating of Shadows is a disgrace!


i agree! its a masterpiece.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 10:53:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: impqueen

1. No Country for Old Men (Coen, 2007) * - 17/01 

2. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Wilder, 1970)- 09/01  



It seems No Country For Old Men is unstoppable!  I'm surprised you've knocked PLSH off top spot impqueen, what's the world coming to?!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 17/1/2008 11:31:44 PM   
Jasiri


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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01

  1. Tokyo Twilight (1957, Yasujiro Ozu)


Early days but happy to see this gem sitting at the top of your list Chris,and a few other things in there I'm really fond of from Mizoguchi,Tarkovsky,Yamanaka and Teshigahara.Haven't seen either of the Kurosawa and I'm still undecided about the Eclipse set but I downloaded They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail a couple of months back.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 12:17:27 AM   
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Nice to see you've been watching Fassbinder too is it your first time Man or are they repeat viewings, curious to hear your opinions!


First time, and Im impressed so far. Berlin Alexanderplatz contains some of the most intense characterisation and acting Ive seen, and is only scuppered by a few moments of pretension and a excruciating epilogue that could have been great. Lola is an interesting update of The Blue Angel and I loved how he used it as a base to expose the hypocrisies of German business at the time. Watching them, Im baffled as how you can dislike Godard and love Fassbinder, they are two incredibly similiar directors, mavericks who subverted genre for their own means. Im going to try to see Fear Eats the Soul and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant soon.

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Have to say Man your 2 star rating of Shadows is a disgrace!


I was waiting for you to pick up on that. I read up on it afterwards, and nothing has shaken my opinion that the film is an absolute mess with mostly shoddy acting and poorly drawn out characters whom Cassavetes seems to have nothing but contempt for. The admission at the end saying the film is an improvisation seems almost like an apology. It often gets lumped in with Breathless (which is also messy), but the difference is that Breathless is enjoyable and Shadows isnt.
That said, my judgement was also swayed by the showing being at a film club I go to, and the film professor who hosts it absolutely laying into the film (his response on being asked what he thought of Cassavetes was 'Well...I dont believe in capital punishment but..."). I didnt hate the film, there are a few interesting scenes, and the actress in it wasnt bad, but it was disappointing.


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It seems No Country For Old Men is unstoppable!  I'm surprised you've knocked PLSH off top spot impqueen, what's the world coming to?!


That must mean its impqueens top film ever now!? High reccomendation indeed. I cant wait to see it.

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Early days but happy to see this gem sitting at the top of your list Chris,and a few other things in there I'm really fond of from Mizoguchi,Tarkovsky,Yamanaka and Teshigahara.


Indeed, there are some great films on that list! I noticed that you have Sansho and Gion Music on there, which must mean you have the MoC boxset (which has just arrived today for me). Sansho looks incredible, I really cant wait to see it. Ive also found out that the same film club who showed Shadows will be showing Gion Music on the big screen, so Ill probably wait a few weeks for that showing but Ill give you my thoughts on them when I see them.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 12:50:24 AM   
Jasiri


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ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

Indeed, there are some great films on that list! I noticed that you have Sansho and Gion Music on there, which must mean you have the MoC boxset (which has just arrived today for me). Sansho looks incredible, I really cant wait to see it. Ive also found out that the same film club who showed Shadows will be showing Gion Music on the big screen, so Ill probably wait a few weeks for that showing but Ill give you my thoughts on them when I see them.


I still haven't watched Gion Bayashi or the two new Mikio Naruse films I've got to see Late Chrysanthemums and Floating Clouds.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 7:40:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01

quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

1. No Country for Old Men (Coen, 2007) * - 17/01 

2. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Wilder, 1970)- 09/01  



It seems No Country For Old Men is unstoppable!  I'm surprised you've knocked PLSH off top spot impqueen, what's the world coming to?!


Yes it's intriguing; I think there are very few cinematic experiences that truly "dazzle” these days but No Country for Old Men was like a filmic equivalent of shock and awe, it completely kicked my ass. The only other film to have had such an impact recently was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and when I watch that in February it could well push PLSH down further into third place. Of course in the months to come I will be watching PLSH again as well as NCFOM and it might be a tough battle and I am looking forward to it, though it was an extremely difficult decision this time.  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 8:57:16 AM   
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I was waiting for you to pick up on that. I read up on it afterwards, and nothing has shaken my opinion that the film is an absolute mess with mostly shoddy acting and poorly drawn out characters whom Cassavetes seems to have nothing but contempt for. The admission at the end saying the film is an improvisation seems almost like an apology. It often gets lumped in with Breathless (which is also messy), but the difference is that Breathless is enjoyable and Shadows isnt.
That said, my judgement was also swayed by the showing being at a film club I go to, and the film professor who hosts it absolutely laying into the film (his response on being asked what he thought of Cassavetes was 'Well...I dont believe in capital punishment but..."). I didnt hate the film, there are a few interesting scenes, and the actress in it wasnt bad, but it was disappointing.


Well your proffessor is an idiot to put it bluntly (apologies for that), if someone like a film proffessor can't see what the master of underground cinema is merely experimenting with then he shouldn't be qualified. I owe a huge debt to a film like Shadows which heightened my interest in underground cinema and introduced me to wonderful works of indie cinema by the likes of Warhol and John Sayles. I understand your thinking were its rough in every department but which builds is pure realism. What makes Shadows better than Breathless is that Godard thinks he has created art, Cassavetes who of course is Scorsese's biggest influence merely loves to see things unfold naturally hence the fascinating idea to improvise through the whole film. I mean the racial implications just appear so naturally. Disappointing again.

On a different note i had a Hawks double bill last night, with His Girl Friday and Red River i honestly don't know what i prefer as both are up there with te greatest in their respected genre's.





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 9:14:54 AM   
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ORIGINAL: doncopey1


On a different note i had a Hawks double bill last night, with His Girl Friday and Red River i honestly don't know what i prefer as both are up there with te greatest in their respected genre's.





Have you seen this before? Isn't it just brilliant? So very, very funny with wonderful performances




For now, I'll list all the films I see. The more I watch, hopefully the list will end up consisting solely of 4 and 5 stars films.

* = 1st view
Latest entries in bold

 

1. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Spielberg) - 5/5

2. JFK (1991, Stone) - 5/5
3. Kingdom Of Heaven Director's Cut (2005, Scott) - 5/5*
4. There Will Be Blood (2007, Anderson) - 5/5*
5. Sweeney Todd (2007, Burton) - 5/5*
6. Cloverfield (2008, Reeves) - 5/5*
7. No Country For Old Men (2007, Coen) - 5/5*
8. Batman Begins (2005, Nolan) - 5/5 
9. Lust, Caution (2007, Lee) - 5/5*
10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Dominik) - 5/5*

11. Zodiac (2007, Fincher) - 4/5
12. In Bruges (2008, McDonagh) - 4/5*
13. 3.10 To Yuma (2007, Mangold) - 4/5
14. Johnny Guitar (1954, Ray) - 4/5*
15. House Of Sand and Fog (2003, Perelman) - 4/5

16 The Orphanage/El Orfanato (2007, Bayona) - 4/5*
17. Reign Over Me (2007, Binder) - 4/5*
18. Rain Man (1988, Levinson) - 4/5*
19. National Treasure (2005, Turteltaub) - 4/5
20. Dave (1993, Reitman) - 4/5

21. The Da Vinci Code (2006, Howard) - 4/5
22. Heat (1995, Mann) - 4/5
23. Charlie Wilson's War (2007, Nichols) - 4/5*
24. Sink The Bismarck! (1960, Gilbert) - 4/5
25. Enchanted (2007, Lima) - 4/5*
26. Iron Man (2008, Favreau) - 4/5*
27. Hulk (2003, Lee) - 4/5 
28. Southern Comfort (1981, Hill) - 4/5*
29. Juno (2007, J. Reitman) - 4/5* 
30. In The Valley Of Elah (2007, Haggis) - 4/5*

31. Neighbours (1920, Keaton/Cline) - 4/5*
32. The Kingdom (2007, Berg) - 4/5*

33. Tell No One/Ne le dis à personne (2006, Canet) - 4/5* 
34. National Treasure : Book Of Secrets (2007, Jon Turtelaub) - 4/5*
35. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007, Swicord) - 4/5*
36. Remember The Titans (2000, Yakin) - 4/5
37. Breaking & Entering (2006, Minghella) - 4/5*
38. The Spiral Staircase (1945, Siodmak) - 4/5*
39. A Mighty Heart (2007, Winterbottom) - 4/5*
40. Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Penn) - 4/5

41. Once Around (1991, Hallström) - 4/5* 
42. I Am Legend (2007, Lawrence) - 4/5*
43. Biloxi Blues (1988, Nichols) - 4/5*
44. Rules Of Engagement (2000, Friedkin) - 4/5
45. Across The Universe (2007, Taymor) - 4/5* 
46. Lucky You (2007, Hanson) - 4/5*
47. The Brave One )2007, Jordan) - 4/5*
48. Ocean's Thirteen (2007, Soderberg) - 4/5
49. The Boat (1921, Keaton/Cline) - 4/5
50. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008, Waters) - 4/5*

51. Black Snake Moan (2006, Brewer) - 4/5*
52. Fracture (2007, Hoblit) - 4/5*
53. The Upside Of Anger (2005, Binder) - 4/5*
54. Anything Else (2003, Allen) - 4/5*
55. Evening (2007, Koltai) - 4/5*
56. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1964, Kramer) - 4/5*
57. Vantage Point (2008, Travis) - 4/5* 
58.  Die Hard 4.0 (2007, Wiseman) - 4/5
59. Goodbye Bafana (2007, August) - 4/5*
60. A Night At The Opera (1935, Wood) - 4/5*

61. The Haunted House (1921, Keaton, Cline) - 4/5*
62. The Good Shepherd (2006, De Niro) - 4/5*
63. Bugsy Malone (1976, Parker)- 4/5
64. Fun With Dick and Jane (1977, Kotcheff) - 4/5
65. Dead Reckoning (1947, Cromwell) - 4/5*
66. The Good German (2006, Soderbergh) - 3/5*
67. Stuck On You (2003, Farrelly/Farrelly) - 3/5* 
68. Black Christmas (1974, Clark) - 4/5*
69. Duel At Diablo (1966, Nelson) - 3/5*
70. Larry (1974, A. Graham) - 4/5*

71 Stakeout (1987, Badham)
72. The Invasion (2007, Hirschbiegel) - 3/5*
73. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987, Hughes) - 3/5
74. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007m, Schwimmer) - 3/5*
75. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993, J. Abrahams) - 3/5
76. Blades Of Glory (2007, Gordon) - 3/5*
77. Catch A Fire (2006, Noyce) - 3/5* 
78. Jumper (2008, Liman) - 3/5*
79. The Grey Zone (2001, Blake Nelson) - 3/5*
80. The Jerk (1979, Reiner) - 3/5

81. The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc (1999, Beeson) - 3/5*
82. Hostage (2005, Siri) - 3/5
83. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992, Coppola) - 3/5 
84. Blue (1993, Jarman) - 3/5*
85. The Testimony of Taliesin Jones (2000, Duffy) - 3/5*
86. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984, Craven) - 3/5
87. Buena Vista Social Club (1999, Wenders) - 3/5*
88. Kate & Leopold (2001, Mangold) - 3/5
89. Constantine (2005, Lawrence) - 3/5

90. Love Happy (1949, Miller) - 3/5*
91. Vacancy (2007, Antal) - 3/5*
92. Lady Of Deceit (1947, Wise) - 3/5*
93. Jeepers Creepers (2001, Salva) - 3/5
94. I Walked With A Zombie (1943, Tourneur) - 3/5
95. The Contract (2006, Beresford) - 3/5*
96. Alien Nation (1988, Baker) - 3/5

97. Deception (2008, Lanenegger) - 3/5*
98. 10,000 B.C. (2008, Emmerich) - 3/5*
99. The Heartbreak Kid (2007, Farrelly/Farrelly) - 3/5*

100. Superbad (2007, Mottola) - 3/5*
101. Swat (2003, Johnson) - 3/5
102. Attack On The Iron Coast (1968, Wendkos) - 3/5*
103. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970, Argento) - 3/5* 
104. Stargate (1994, Emmerich)- 3/54

105. Brick Lane (2007, Gavron) - 3/5*
106. The Reaping (2007, Hopkins) - 3/5*
107. Ice Princess (2005, Fywell) - 3/5*
108. First Daughter (2004, Whitaker) - 3/5*
109. The Saphead (1920, Blaché, Smith) - 3/5*
110. Saw IV (2007, Bousman) - 3/5*

111. Repo Man (1984, Cox) - 3/5*
112. Rush Hour 3 (2007, Ratner) - 2/5*
113. Chapter 27 (2007, Schaefer) - 2/5* 
114. The Hitcher (2007, Meyers) - 2/5*
115. Scarface (1983, De Palma) - 2/5
116. Bridge To Terabithia (2007, Gsupo) - 2/5* 
117. Paycheck (2003, Woo) - 2/5
118. First Man Into Space (1959, Day) - 2/5*
119. Simpatico (1999, Warchus) - 2/5*
120. It Runs In The Family (2003, Schepisi) - 2/5*

121. The History Boys (2006, Hytner) - 2/5*
122. Churchill: The Hollywod Years (2004, Richardson) - 2/5*
123. Hostel part II (2007, Roth) - 2/5* 
124. Straightheads (2007, Reed)) - 2/5* 


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 10:04:08 AM   
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  1. Tokyo Twilight (1957, Yasujiro Ozu)



Early days but happy to see this gem sitting at the top of your list Chris,and a few other things in there I'm really fond of from Mizoguchi,Tarkovsky,Yamanaka and Teshigahara.Haven't seen either of the Kurosawa and I'm still undecided about the Eclipse set but I downloaded They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail a couple of months back.



Oh it may be early days but rest assured it sits high up in the grand scheme of things.  Not as good as Late Spring or Tokyo Story, but it's of the same calibre for sure.  Ozu's films have a subtle beauty to them that's incredibly hard to match, I'm looking forward to the others.

The Men Who Tread On The Tiger's Tail is probably the weakest Kurosawa film I've seen, not really because of it's handling, but because of it's premise.  It's a very simple set up and there really isn't that much to go on.  For what it is, it's alright, but nothing more.

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Indeed, there are some great films on that list! I noticed that you have Sansho and Gion Music on there, which must mean you have the MoC boxset (which has just arrived today for me). Sansho looks incredible, I really cant wait to see it. Ive also found out that the same film club who showed Shadows will be showing Gion Music on the big screen, so Ill probably wait a few weeks for that showing but Ill give you my thoughts on them when I see them.


Yes, I held off as long as I could until the list had a bit of texture.  I think my expectations of Sansho were too high.  I was so excited about it I was expecting it to give my all time favourites a run for their money, to say I was dissappointed would be wrong, the only thing I can say is I started off on the wrong foot, it was my problem not the film's which is why I think I'll rewatch it very soon, it may be another 'Searchers' case (at least for me) where first viewing you could see how good it was, but you weren't as involved as expected and second viewing you completely love it. 

Any praise Gion Bayshi gets it deserves, its brilliant, hope you enjoy.

quote:


Yes it's intriguing; I think there are very few cinematic experiences that truly "dazzle” these days but No Country for Old Men was like a filmic equivalent of shock and awe, it completely kicked my ass. The only other film to have had such an impact recently was The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and when I watch that in February it could well push PLSH down further into third place. Of course in the months to come I will be watching PLSH again as well as NCFOM and it might be a tough battle and I am looking forward to it, though it was an extremely difficult decision this time.


Right, that's it I'm going to see it this weekend.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 11:54:39 AM   
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Well your proffessor is an idiot to put it bluntly (apologies for that), if someone like a film proffessor can't see what the master of underground cinema is merely experimenting with then he shouldn't be qualified. I owe a huge debt to a film like Shadows which heightened my interest in underground cinema and introduced me to wonderful works of indie cinema by the likes of Warhol and John Sayles. I understand your thinking were its rough in every department but which builds is pure realism. What makes Shadows better than Breathless is that Godard thinks he has created art, Cassavetes who of course is Scorsese's biggest influence merely loves to see things unfold naturally hence the fascinating idea to improvise through the whole film. I mean the racial implications just appear so naturally. Disappointing again.




i dont really want to get in on the shadows/breathless debate, both are probably in my top ten of all time, but whereas some may describe them as messy i think a label such as playful or loose is much more apt. shadows threw away traditional method of performance, and as don said loved to see things natuarally unfold so added that element in a way that hadnt really been seen prior. i dont know, maybe i get a lot out of work because i adore the man and have read pretty much everything that has been written about him. i actually wrote my dissertation on his work too, hence the fact that iv seemingly jumped to his work's defense! i fully appreciate that its not to everyones taste tho.

oh and by the way, the "shadows is improvised" label that is thrown around is little more than an urban legend, its a quite advertised fact that after the famous reshoots the film undertook, little more than 10% was unscripted.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 12:29:10 PM   
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Ratings are out of 10. First viewings are in blue, films I've seen before are in black.  If a film is in black, but the version is blue, then that's the first time I've seen that particular cut.

Gram's Top ranked films of 2008

Count by country             Count by period             Count by month

China          2             1930s         2             January       12
Czech Republic 1             1940s         0             February      15
France         6             1950s         3             March         21
Germany        2             1960s         9             April         18    
Hong Kong     51             1970s        17             May           17
Italy          2             1980s        30             June           8
Japan         31             1990s        27             July           7
South Korea    7             2000s        69             August        12
Sweden         1                                         September     15

New Zealand    1                                         October        9
Poland         1                                         November       8

Spain          2                                         December      15
Thailand       1                                        
Russia         1
Taiwan         1
UK            10                
USA           37


Total films viewed: 157
First viewings this year: 147
Repeat viewings: 5
New version viewings: 5


Most watched directors:
Lau Kar-leung (7)
Miike Takashi (6)
Sammo Hung (5),
Yuen Woo-ping (5)
Corey Yuen (4), Kurosawa Akira (4), David Lynch (4)
Takahata Isao (3), Wu Ma (3)


1)   Kill!  (Okamoto Kihachi, Japan, 1968) - 9.0
2)   Yojimbo  (Kurosawa Akira, Japan, 1961) - 9.0
3)   The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  (Andrew Dominik, USA, 2007) -
9.0
4)   Sanjuro  (Kurosawa Akira, Japan, 1962) - 9.0
5)   A Touch of Zen  (King Hu, Taiwan, 1971) - 8.5
6)   Kagemusha  (Kurosawa Akira, Japan, 1980) - 8.5
7)   Tekkonkinkreet  (Michael Arias, Japan, 2006) - 8.0
8)   No Country For Old Men  (Ethan Cohen & Joel Cohen, USA, 2007) - 8.0
9)   Samurai Rebellion  (Kobayashi Masaki, Japan, 1967) - 8.0
10)  The Iron-Fisted Monk  (Sammo Hung, Hong Kong, 1977) - 8.0

11)  Knockabout  (Sammo Hung, Hong Kong, 1979) - 8.0
12)  Mulholland Dr.  (David Lynch, USA, 2001) - 8.0
13)  The Prodigal Son  (Sammo Hung, Hong Kong, 1982) -
8.0
14)  Welcome to Dongmakgol  (Park Kwang-Hyun, South Korea, 2005) - 8.0
15)  Naked  (Mike Leigh, UK, 1993) -
8.0
16)  American Gangster (Extended cut)  (Ridley Scott, USA, 2007) - 8.0
17)  On the Run  (Alfred Cheung, Hong Kong, 1988) -
8.0
18)  There Will Be Blood  (Paul Thomas Anderson, USA, 2007) - 8.0
19)  Zodiac (Director's Cut)  (David Fincher, USA, 2007) -
8.0
20)  Harakiri  (Kobayashi Masaki, Japan, 1962) - 8.0


21)  Come Drink With Me  (King Hu, Hong Kong, 1966) - 8.0
22)  Schindler's List  (Steven Spielberg, USA, 1993) -
8.0
23)  Agitator  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 2001) - 8.0
24)  Dreadnaught  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1981) - 8.0
25)  Dolls  (Kitano Takeshi, Japan, 2002) -
8.0
26)  5 Shaolin Masters  (Chang Cheh, Hong Kong, 1974) - 8.0
27)  The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1983) - 8.0
28)  Sword of Doom  (Okamoto Kihachi, Japan, 1966) - 8.0
29)  The 36th Chamber of Shaolin  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1978) - 8.0
30)  The Orphanage  (Juan Antonio Bayona, Spain, 2007) - 8.0

31)  The Hidden Fortress  (Kurosawa Akira, Japan, 1958) - 8.0
32)  A Dirty Carnival  (Yu Ha, South Korea, 2006) - 7.5
33)  Young Thugs: Nostalgia  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 1998) - 7.5
34)  The Victim  (Sammo Hung, Hong Kong, 1980) - 7.5
35)  I'm a Cyborg  (Park Chan-wook, S. Korea, 2006) - 7.5
36)  The Blade  (Tsui Hark, Hong Kong, 1995) - 7.5
37)  The Quiet Family  (Kim Ji-Woon, S. Korea, 1998) -
7.5
38)  The Taste of Tea  (Ishii Katsuhiro, Japan, 2004) - 7.5
39)  Fearless (Director's Cut)  (Ronny Yu, Hong Kong, 2006) - 7.5
40)  Election  (Johnnie To, Hong Kong, 2005) - 7.5

41)  The Lives of Others  (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany, 2006) -
7.5
42)  Blue Velvet  (David Lynch, USA, 1986) -
7.5
43)  Shaolin Temple  (Chang Cheh, Hong Kong, 1976) - 7.5
44)  This is England  (Shane Meadows, UK, 2006) - 7.5
45)  Hellboy (Director's Cut)  (Guillermo del Toro, USA, 2004) - 7.5

46)  Martial Arts of Shaolin  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1985) - 7.5
47)  Wristcutters: A Love Story  (Goran Dukic, USA, 2006) - 7.5
48)  Tokyo Drifter  (Suzuki Seijun, Japan, 1966) - 7.5
49)  The Seventh Seal  (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1957) - 7.0
50)  Manon des Sources  (Claude Berri, France, 1986) - 7.0

51)  Glengarry Glen Ross  (James Foley, USA, 1992) - 7.0
52)  The Dead and the Deadly  (Wu Ma, Hong Kong, 1993) - 7.0
53)  The Iceman Cometh  (Clarence Fok, Hong Kong, 1989) - 7.0
54)  Hapkido  (Huang Feng, Hong Kong, 1972) - 7.0
55)  Shogun's Samurai  (Fukasaku Kinji, Japan, 1978) - 7.0
56)  Eagle vs Shark  (Taika Waititi, New Zealand, 2007) - 7.0
57)  Kung Fu Hustle  (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong, 2006) - 7.0
58)  The Fearless Hyena  (subbed + original audio version)  (Jackie Chan & Kenneth Tsang, Hong Kong, 1979) - 7.0
59)  Letters From Iwo Jima  (Clint Eastwood, USA, 2006) - 7.0
60)  Encounters of the Spooky Kind  (Sammo Hung, Hong Kong, 1980) - 7.0

61)  Dragon Fist (uncut, original audio version)  (Lo Wei, Hong Kong, 1979) - 7.0 
62)  Hero  (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong, 1997) - 7.0
63)  Arahan  (Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korea, 2004) - 7.0
64)  Legend of a Fighter  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1982) - 7.0

65)  Dead or Alive 2: Birds  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 2000) - 7.0
66)  9th Company  (Fyodor Bondarchuk, Russia, 2005) - 7.0
67)  Flash Point  (Wilson Yip, Hong Kong, 2007) - 7.0
68)  Gone Baby Gone  (Ben Affleck, USA, 2007) - 7.0
69)  Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me  (David Lynch, USA, 1992) - 7.0 
70)  No End  (Krzysztof Kieślowski, Poland, 1985) - 7.0

71)  Assembly  (Feng Xiaogang, China, 2007) - 7.0
72)  Rumble in the Bronx (Uncut Asian version)  (Stanley Tong, Hong Kong, 1995) - 7.0
73)  Marathon aka Running Boy (Director's Cut) (Jeong Yoon-chul, S. Korea, 2005) - 7.0
74)  Little Otik  (Jan Švankmejer, Czech Republic, 2000) - 7.0
75)  State of Grace  (Phil Joanou, USA, 1990) - 6.5
76)  Le Dîner de Cons  (Francis Veber, France, 1998) - 6.5
77)  Young Thugs: Innocent Blood  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 1997) - 6.5
78)  The Prestige  (Christopher Nolan, USA, 2006) - 6.5
79)  A Better Tomorrow II  (John Woo, Hong Kong, 1987) - 6.5

80)  District 13  (Pierre Morel, France, 2004) - 6.5

81)  Deadful Melody  (Ng Min Kun, Hong Kong, 1993) - 6.5

82)  Dead Man's Shoes  (Shane Meadows, UK, 2004) - 6.5
83)  In the Line of Duty aka In the Line of Duty IV  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1989) -
6.5
84)  Who Am I? (Uncut Asian version)  (Benny Chan & Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 1998) - 6.5
85)  Inland Empire  (David Lynch, USA, 2006) - 6.5
86)  Executioners From Shaolin  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1977) - 6.5
87)  Police Assassins aka Yes, Madam!  (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong, 1985) - 6.5
88)  Shanghai Shanghai aka Shanghai Encounter (Teddy Robin Kwan, Hong Kong, 1990) - 6.5
89)  Return to the 36th Chamber  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1980) - 6.5
90)  Shinobi aka Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (Ten Shimoyama, Japan, 2005) - 6.5

91) 
Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld  (Fujita Toshiya, Japan, 1973) - 6.5
92)  Evil Cult aka Kung Fu Cult Master (Wong Jing, Hong Kong, 1993) - 6.5
93)  Romanzo Criminale  (Michele Placido, Italy, 2005) - 6.5
94)  Dragon Lord  (Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 1982) - 6.5
95)  The Incredible Hulk  (Louis Leterrier, USA, 2008) - 6.5
96)  Be Kind Rewind  (Michel Gondry, USA, 2008) - 6.5
97)  Once Upon a Time in High School  (Yu Ha, South Korea, 2004) - 6.5
98)  [REC]  (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, Spain, 2007) - 6.5
99
Batman Begins  (Christopher Nolan, USA, 2004) - 6.5
100) Executive Koala  (Kawasaki Minoru, Japan, 2005) - 6.5

101)
Wing Chun  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1994) - 6.5
102) Tales from Earthsea  (Miyazaki Goro, Japan, 2006) - 6.5
103) Pom Poko  (Takahata Isao, Japan, 1994) - 6.0
104) Persepolis  (Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, France, 2007) - 6.0
105) The Diving Bell & The Butterfly  (Julian Schnabel, France, 2007) - 6.0
106) Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog  (Karl Maka, Hong Kong, 1978) - 6.0
107) Kingdom of Heaven (Theatrical cut)  (Ridley Scott, USA, 2005) - 6.0
108) Flags of our Fathers  (Clint Eastwood, USA, 2006) - 6.0
109) Control  (Anton Corbijn, UK, 2007) -
6.0
110) Bob le Flambeur  (Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1956) - 6.0
111) Rush Hour 3  (Brett Ratner, USA, 2007) - 6.0
112) The Return of Pom Pom  (Philip Chan, Hong Kong, 1984) - 6.0

113) Pom Pom!  (Cheung Tung Joe, Hong Kong, 1984) - 6.0
114) 30 Days of Night  (David Slade, USA, 2007) - 6.0
115) Tiger on the Beat  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1988) - 6.0
116) Porco Rosso  (Miyazaki Hayao, Japan, 1992) - 6.0
117) Above the Law aka Righting Wrongs  (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong, 1986) - 6.0
118) Kickboxer aka Once Upon a Chinese Hero  (Wu Ma, Hong Kong, 1993) - 6.0

119) Only Yesterday  (Takahata Isao, Japan, 1991) - 6.0
120) Catch Me If You Can  (Steven Spielberg, USA, 2002) - 6.0
121) The Tai-Chi Master  (Yuen Woo-ping, Hong Kong, 1993) -
6.0

122) Last Life in the Universe  (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand / Japan, 2003) - 6.0
123) Magnificent Warriors  (David Chiang, Hong Kong, 1987) - 6.0
124) The Fortune Code  (Kent Cheng, Hong Kong, 1989) - 6.0
125) Disciples of the 36th Chamber  (Lau Kar-leung, Hong Kong, 1984) - 6.0

126) After Life  (Koreeda Hirokazu, Japan, 1998) - 6.0
127) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington  (Frank Capra, USA, 1939) - 6.0
128) Pom Pom Strikes Back  (Yip Wing Cho, Hong Kong, 1986) -
5.5
129) Cobra Verde  (Werner Herzog, Germany, 1987) -
5.5
130) The Island  (Michael Bay, USA, 2005) - 5.5
131) Beowulf  (Robert Zemeckis, USA, 2007) - 5.5
132) Ninja in the Dragon's Den  (Corey Yuen, Hong Kong, 1982) - 5.5
133) Warriors of Heaven and Earth  (He Ping, China, 2003) -
5.5

134) The Little Norse Prince  (Takahata Isao, Japan, 1968) - 5.5
135) Azumi 2: Death of Love  (Kaneko Shusuke, Japan, 2005) - 5.5
136) Madagascar  (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, USA, 2005) - 5.5
137) Whisper of the Heart  (Kondo Yoshifumi, Japan, 1995) - 5.5
138) Audition  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 1999) -
5.5
139) Finding Neverland  (Marc Forster, USA, 2004) - 5.5
140) Capricorn One  (Peter Hyams, USA, 1978) - 5.5
141) The 39 Steps  (Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1935) - 5.5
142) Mr Boo Meets Pom Pom  (Wu Ma, Hong Kong, 1985) -
5.5
143) Saw  (James Wan, USA, 2003) - 5.5
144) Scum  (Alan Clarke, UK, 1979) - 5.0
145) Cloverfield  (Matt Reeves, USA, 2008) - 5.0
146) As Tears Go By  (Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong, 1988) - 5.0
147) Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (Fujita Toshiya, Japan, 1974) - 5.5
148) 1408  (Mikael Håfström, USA, 2007) - 5.0
149) 50 First Dates  (Peter Segal, USA, 2004) - 5.0
150) One Missed Call  (Miike Takashi, Japan, 2003) - 5.0
151) Oliver Twist  (Roman Polanski, UK, 2005) - 5.0 
152) Suspiria  (Dario Argento, Italy, 1977) - 4.5
153) Elizabeth  (Shekhar Kapur, UK, 1998) - 4.5
154) Charlotte Gray  (Gillian Armstrong, UK, 2001) - 4.5
155) Saw II  (Darren Lynn Bousman, USA, 2005) - 4.0
156) The Business  (Nick Love, UK, 2005) - 3.5
157) Saw III  (Darren Lynn Bousman, USA, 2006) - 3.0


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 5:18:27 PM   
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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01

Oh it may be early days but rest assured it sits high up in the grand scheme of things.  Not as good as Late Spring or Tokyo Story, but it's of the same calibre for sure.  Ozu's films have a subtle beauty to them that's incredibly hard to match, I'm looking forward to the others.


If it's the Ozu vol.3 set you have I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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I think my expectations of Sansho were too high.  I was so excited about it I was expecting it to give my all time favourites a run for their money, to say I was dissappointed would be wrong, the only thing I can say is I started off on the wrong foot, it was my problem not the film's which is why I think I'll rewatch it very soon, it may be another 'Searchers' case (at least for me) where first viewing you could see how good it was, but you weren't as involved as expected and second viewing you completely love it. 

Any praise Gion Bayshi gets it deserves, its brilliant, hope you enjoy.


Expectation's a killer more often that not and I can understand why Sansho the Bailiff could be something of a what's all the fuss about film,because it's a rather simple story  and other than Kazuo Miyagawa's beautiful cinematography it's not overtly spectacular in any way.With a film that has such a huge reputation as Sansho does I think the expectation can be for a film that's going to blow you away,where really it's beauty is somewhat more low key and poetic.Glad to hear you thought so highly of Gion Bayashi.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 5:45:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Jasiri

If it's the Ozu vol.3 set you have I'm sure you won't be disappointed.


It is and I'm excited about the other two, especially Good Morning as a comedy from Ozu sound interesting. As if that's not enough, I have vol 4 waiting to be watched as well.

quote:



Expectation's a killer more often that not and I can understand why Sansho the Bailiff could be something of a what's all the fuss about film,because it's a rather simple story  and other than Kazuo Miyagawa's beautiful cinematography it's not overtly spectacular in any way.With a film that has such a huge reputation as Sansho does I think the expectation can be for a film that's going to blow you away,where really it's beauty is somewhat more low key and poetic.Glad to hear you thought so highly of Gion Bayashi.



Exactly, most of it was down to the way the film is described, it threw me off a bit.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 7:34:21 PM   
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On a different note i had a Hawks double bill last night, with His Girl Friday and Red River i honestly don't know what i prefer as both are up there with te greatest in their respected genre's.





Have you seen this before? Isn't it just brilliant? So very, very funny with wonderful performances


i acutally  hadn't watched it since i was like 13 with my nan and of course i dismissed it then but watching it again what a treat it is and Red River is equally as good.


On a different note i watched No Country For Old Men, and what can i say the Coens have done it again it is an absolute masterpiece. Eveybody raves about the originality of Tarantino when are the Coens going to get the same praise because they are simply better. It was a beatiful and at times poetic film with a shrewd powerful script set against an remorsless Southern backdrop, headed by some of the finest performances of the new Millenium, i strongly advise!



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 10:19:48 PM   
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10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1964, Kramer) - 4/5*


I was going to watch this again soon, it's a silly, rediculous farce but I find it very entertaining, until the finale with the ladders, that goes overboard.  Terry Thomas' monologue on the American brassiere is hilarious.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 18/1/2008 11:18:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

10. It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1964, Kramer) - 4/5*


I was going to watch this again soon, it's a silly, rediculous farce but I find it very entertaining, until the finale with the ladders, that goes overboard.  Terry Thomas' monologue on the American brassiere is hilarious.


Yeah, the ending did go too far. The whole thing is a mess but it's a hugely enjoyable mess.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2008 - 19/1/2008 3:55:56 AM   
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1. Long Weekend 9?/10 (Collin Eggleston, 1978)
2. Apt Pupil 8?/10 (Bryan Singer, 1998) *
3. Brick 8/10 (Rian Johnson, 2005)
4. Hot Fuzz 8/10 (Edgar Wright, 2007)
5. Hard candy 8/10 (David Slade, 2005) *
6. Cube Zero 7?/10 (Ernie barbarash, 2004)
7. Intermission 7?/10 (John Crowley, 2003)
8. Cujo 7?/10 (Lewis Teague, 1983)
9. Sleepaway Camp 7?/10 (Robert Hiltzik, 1983)
10. Tart 6?/10 (Christina Wayne, 2001)
11. The Kovak Box 6?/10 (Daniel Monzón, 2006)
12. Devil in the Mountain aka Sasquatch mountain 5?/10
13. Le Consile de Pierre 5?/10
14. Elizabethtown 5/10
15. Pulse 4?/10
16. Friday the 13th VIII, Jason Takes Manhattan 4/10 *
17. Below 4/10
18. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil 3/10

*Second watch

Adding Long weekend right to the top , Brick in third place and Sleepaway camp somewhere. Hopefully Devil in the mountain and Friday the 13th won't end in the list




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La Campane del Infierno 9/10
The Edukators 8/10
War World Z 6/10
Inbred 5?/10
The Brass Teapot 7/10
Dettachment 6?/10
The Dead Inside 7?/10
The Haunted Mansion 5/10
Anatomie 2 6/10
Anatomie 6?/10

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