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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 3:53:28 AM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 3:55:27 AM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 3:56:15 AM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 7:19:25 AM   
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238. Sunset (1st view, 1988, Blake Edwards) - 2/5*
Bruce Willis stars a Tom Nix, the silent film star, famous for appearing in westerns. One film project sees him play Wyatt Earp, and the actually Earp (James Garner) is hired as an advisor. The two soon get involved in the murder of a prostitute, which leads to a conspiracy between local police and the studio. It's a nice idea overall, and James Garner is always good value for money. Still, the crime subplot is predictable, Bruce Willis looks uneasy, almost the entire cast, except Garner, manages to be worse then he is, and the film would have worked better as a straight comedy. The film earned Blake Edwards a Razzie for directing, and it's easy to see why.




September list here!


1. District 9 (1st view, 2009, Neill Blomkamp) - 4/5*
2. The Last Legion (1st view, 2007, Doug Lefler) - 4/5*
3. JVCD (1st view, 2008, Mabrouk El Mechri) - 4/5*
5. The Incident (1st view, 1990, Joseph Sargent) - 3/5*
6. Frozen (1st view, 2005, Juliet McKoen) - 3/5*
7. The Baker (1st view, 2007, Gareth Lewis) - 3/5*
8. Surrogates (1st view, 2009, Jonathan Mostow ) - 3/5*
9. Bronson (1st view, 2009, Nicolas Winding Refn) - 3/5*
10. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (4th view, 1976, Blake Edwards) - 3/5

11. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1st view, 2008, Scott Derrickson) - 3/5
12. The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow) - 3/5*
13. Hunger (1st view, 2008, Steve McQueen) - 3/5*
14. Step Brothers (1st view, 2008, Adam McKay) - 3/5*
15. Mirrors (1st view, 2008, Alexandre Aja) - 3/5*
16. Doomsday (1st view, 2008, Neil Marshall) - 3/5*
17. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa(1st view, 2008, Eric Darnell/Tom McGrath) 3/5*
18. Stop Loss (1st view, 2008, Kimberly Peirce) - 3/5*
19. Drillbit Taylor (1st view, 2008, Steven Brill) - 3/5*
20. The Lookout (1st view, 2007, Scott Frank) - 3/5*

21. A Shot In The Dark (3rd view, 1964, Blake Edwards) - 2/5
22. The Pink Panther (3rd view, 1963, Blake Edwards) - 2/5
23. Sunset (1st view, 1988, Blake Edwards) - 2/5*
24. Observe and Report (1st view, 2009, Jody Hill) - 2/5*
25. Revenge of the Pink Panther (3rd view, 1978, Blake Edwards) - 2/5*
26. Gamer (1st view, 2009, Mark Neveldine/Brian Taylor) - 2/5*


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 7:21:44 AM   
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I am in the right thread for this post, right?


I'm not sure.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 7:46:39 AM   
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It's dated a bit. Don Johnson is no Paul Newman and they ramped up the sex side quite a bit - but I like Judith Ivey and Jason Robards and, even though it tends more to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof than Faulkner and a couple of dodgy moments aside, I still found it pretty watchable.

It's amazing what you can stumble across scrolling through channels though - Romantica isn't exactly one I have on my favourites, but it is a series I really enjoyed being able to watch again and compare to the impressions I had of it. I found the 2nd version of Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 on True Movies as well


Is that the version with Adama and Vincent D'Onofrio? I think I prefer that version to both the remake and the original...I'm obviously swayed by my love for BSG and D'Onofrio but there we go, that and I found the remake pants and though I really like Matthau I couldn't shake the feeling that Robert Shaw was a Dalek in the 1974 film.  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 9:39:18 AM   
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Is that the version with Adama and Vincent D'Onofrio? I think I prefer that version to both the remake and the original...I'm obviously swayed by my love for BSG and D'Onofrio but there we go, that and I found the remake pants and though I really like Matthau I couldn't shake the feeling that Robert Shaw was a Dalek in the 1974 film.  


A dalek? DALEK!?! The man swam with sharks - daleks couldn't even get up the gangplank

I wondered if you'd like the D'Onofrio version. Me, I think it suffers from going to much towards a darker thriller and loses the humour and ambience of the original that makes it stand out. And D'onofrio - often interesting actor though he is - just isn't Robert Shaw, for me.

I was looking at D'Onofrio's IMDB and I think it's sad how few decent things he's been in - too many 'interesting' roles with inexperienced filmmakers where the cracks really show. Last good film might well have been Happy Accidents, IMO. Maybe both those fall out from where he's been wasting his time for 8 years.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 11:57:39 AM   
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He's not been wasting his time

I want to see that version of Pelham even more now.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 1:00:09 PM   
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August Entries in my list

7. Stardust Memories - 9/10
19. In the Loop - 8/10
30. River's Edge - 7/10
32. Let the Right One In - 7/10
65. Force of Evil - 6/10
68. Che Part II - 5/10
72. Watchmen - 5/10

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 1:04:57 PM   
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He's not been wasting his time

I want to see that version of Pelham even more now.


Sorry Gimli. I checked my Sky + and it is True Movies that have been showing it - and they tend to repeat movies a lot. I'll close off my August list when I add that and another couple (including a In the Loop rewatch - so yay! for the high placing on Moth's list)  - then the normal trouble trying to put them in order

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 1:54:44 PM   
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August:
7. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958, USA) -
14. Howl's moving castle
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004, Japan) -

15. Spirited away
(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001, Japan) -

31. The thing
(John Carpenter, 1982, USA) -
32. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1997) -
42. Raging bull
(Martin Scorsese, 1980, USA) -
45. The sting
(George Roy Hill, 1973, USA) -
46. Moon
(Duncan Jones, 2009, UK) -

49. The time traveler's wife
(Robert Schwentke, 2009, USA) -
53. Drunken master 2
(Chia-Liang Liu, 1994, Hong Kong) -
68. Repast (Mikio Naruse, Japan, 1951) -
69.
Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring (Kim Ki-Duk, 2003, South Korea/Germany) -
83.
Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006, Spain) -
97. Chasing Amy
(Kevin Smith, 1997, USA) -

98. Somebody up there likes me
(Robert Wise, 1956, USA) -

101. Paris Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984, West Germany/France, UK) -
103.
Bob the gambler (Jean Pierre Melville, 1956, France) -
118.
JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri, Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2008) -
123.
Inglourious basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009, USA/Germany/France) -
127. The thing from another world (Christian Nyby, 1951, USA) -
138.
Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979, USA) -
146.
Mesrine: Killer instinct (Jean Francois Richet, 2008, France/Canada/Italy) -
148.
Rome open city (Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1945) -
155.
Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1992) -
158.
Stranger on the third floor (Boris Ingster, 1940, USA) -
159.
Matchstick men (Ridley Scott, USA, 2003) -
167.
Ocean waves (aka - I can hear the see, Tomomi Mochizuki. 1993, Japan) -
168.
Green fish (Lee Chang Dong, 1997, South Korea) -
169.
Ong bak (Prachya Pinkaew, 2003, Thailand) -
172.
Priceless (Pierre Salvadori, France, 2006) -
193. The hurt locker (Kathryn Bigalow, 2009, USA) -
201.
Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965, UK) -
202.The grifters (Stephen Frears, USA, 1990) -
208. Lars and the real girl (Craig Gillespie, 2007, USA) -
209.Antichrist (Lars Von Trier, Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland, 2009) -
245. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada) -
266. Jay and Silent Bob strike back (Kevin Smith, 2001, USA) -
277.
Hulk (Ang Lee, USA, 2003) -
280.
Shorts (Robert Rodriguez, 2009, USA/United Arab Emirates) -
291.
The final destination (David R. Ellis, 2009, USA) -  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 2:24:33 PM   
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46. The Philadelphia Story (1940, Cukor) - 4.5/5
I don't think I've laughed quite so hard at a film in a while. Based on what is probably a sublime play by Phillip Barry, given the film it produced, David Ogden Stewart's screenplay may not be as fast nor as frantically energetic as the same year's His Girl Friday (which I watched a couple of days ago), but it damn sure has a much better hit-rate with the jokes in my opinion. From Stewart's pitch-perfect drunken rambling ("CK Dexter Haven I want to talk to yoooou") to the kid sister's show for the reporters, from the fantastically lecherous Uncle Willie to the librarian to Ruth Hussey in general - almost everything about this film drips with hilarity, and it has the kind of hit-rate most modern comedies dream of one day seeing on the distant horizon as their guts are pecked out by ravens. The performances are all fantastic, particularly Stewart as the snobbish writer Macauley Connor and Hussey and Young as Connor's partner-in-crime Liz and Uncle Willie respectively. The design is lavish and impeccable, and the direction, while not flashy, suits the film well. But, most important, is the script - the hilarious, brilliant script. Funny in all the right places, The Philadelphia Story nails the romantic side of the equation perfectly, and the whole thing comes together in what is probably one of the best romantic comedies I've ever seen.

211. Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman) (1961, Godard) - 3.5/5
I've gotta stress before I even start this review - I go into every Godard wanting to like it. Really, I do. This is no vendetta - I really, really want to like everyone of his films. I give him so many second chances, because I constantly think, "this'll be the one, this'll be the one that I love". Such thoughts motivated my selection of Une femme est une femme to watch today at the uni library, and such thoughts left me slightly disappointed with the film, as seems to be the usual. Une femme opens abysmally - music that cuts in and out for seemingly no purpose other than to piss me off, a 'musical number' that only serves to show how weak a singing voice Karina has, a choppy and haphazard introduction of the characters - but, thankfully, it does get better. Michel Legrand's score is an impeccable channelling of 1930s and 1940s Hollywood musicals, and even when its use in the film seems a bit misjudged, it still manages to make any scene at least 27% better (scientifically-proven fakt, that). As usual, Godard's playful and assured use of the camera and colour is excellent, particularly when one looks at Angela's and Emile's apartment, a fantastically-designed structure. Brialy and Belmondo give great performances, and while Karina is inconsistent in her role, when she does shine, she's absolutely radiant. The majority of the New Wave meta-humour comes across as hopelessly smug (though the 'dark glasses' is a hilarious reference to Varda's short film Les fiances du pont Mac Donald), but the actual humour humour is often quite funny (the shower is fantastic). However, as an ode to and interrogation of Hollywood musicals, it falls a little flat, and as a film dealing with Godard's constant themes of how difficult people find it to relate to each other and relationships on paths of mutually-assured destruction, it feels more obvious and slightly less effective than in, say, Pierrot le fou, Bande a part or Breathless. At the end of the day, Une femme seems to prove that of all the people Godard finds it hard to relate to, it's himself he finds it hardest to.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 3:47:42 PM   
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 Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman) (1961, Godard) -



I love Une Femme est Une Femme, but oddly enough I find what I love about it changes with each viewing, in particulars. Well with a few exceptions- the collection of small details are pure magic (Karina's wink to the camera at the start), the cinematography, Belmondo-Brialy's double-act and the bit where Belmondo headbutts a wall. Mainly I just like it because it looks great and by george, it's joyous (perhaps the only joyous film he ever made, really). It is a minor picture, of course, but I prefer it to the other minor films of the period- Bande A Part, for example. I  particularly like the fragmentary nature of the filming and editing, it chimes exactly with what I like in film a lot of the time- little snatched bits of 'reality', each one revealing something and offering something.

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a 'musical number' that only serves to show how weak a singing voice Karina has


What a closing-shot that sequence has, though. Brilliant close-up.

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music that cuts in and out for seemingly no purpose other than to piss me off,


At first I felt the same, but with re-watches not only have I become more sympathetic to the formal experiments with the music, but also the fact that the film has sound design which is close to a more aggresive Tati, in some ways- watch the scenes where people are outside multiple times (particularly the scenes in daytime) and the inter-play and repeating of sound-effects, voices and snatches of music become much clearer. Indeed, what you called the 'misjudgement of placing' when it comes to music could be seen as explicit commentary on the form's lack of ability to accurately add to or create emotional moods or turns. Godard called it 'a Bazinian musical', but the sound design counters such in some ways- it's highly manipulated and adds to the humour of the film.

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However, as an ode to and interrogation of Hollywood musicals, it falls a little flat,


Also, I don't think it's fair to treat this element so flippantly. I'm not sure how in-depth of your experience of Hollywood Musical-Comedies, Lubitsch etc is, but I think it works very well in it's complete taking apart of the format, or if you prefer, the blurring of the genre. The use of music is just one part of this, but the film, along with it's formal experiments, feels very much like a Hollywood musical comedy transported into the real world, or rather a constant clashing of the two forms- almost neo-realism and frothy Donen-Fosse-Lubitsch film-making.

Also, no mention of the sublime Aznavour-record/ Karina-close-up sequence?

Anyway, a review of Playtime (which I just saw at the cinema) soon.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 3:53:35 PM   
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245. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada) -

Still



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 4:24:42 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army


 Une femme est une femme (A Woman is a Woman) (1961, Godard) -



I love Une Femme est Une Femme, but oddly enough I find what I love about it changes with each viewing, in particulars. Well with a few exceptions- the collection of small details are pure magic (Karina's wink to the camera at the start), the cinematography, Belmondo-Brialy's double-act and the bit where Belmondo headbutts a wall. Mainly I just like it because it looks great and by george, it's joyous (perhaps the only joyous film he ever made, really). It is a minor picture, of course, but I prefer it to the other minor films of the period- Bande A Part, for example. I  particularly like the fragmentary nature of the filming and editing, it chimes exactly with what I like in film a lot of the time- little snatched bits of 'reality', each one revealing something and offering something.

quote:


a 'musical number' that only serves to show how weak a singing voice Karina has


What a closing-shot that sequence has, though. Brilliant close-up.

quote:


music that cuts in and out for seemingly no purpose other than to piss me off,


At first I felt the same, but with re-watches not only have I become more sympathetic to the formal experiments with the music, but also the fact that the film has sound design which is close to a more aggresive Tati, in some ways- watch the scenes where people are outside multiple times (particularly the scenes in daytime) and the inter-play and repeating of sound-effects, voices and snatches of music become much clearer. Indeed, what you called the 'misjudgement of placing' when it comes to music could be seen as explicit commentary on the form's lack of ability to accurately add to or create emotional moods or turns. Godard called it 'a Bazinian musical', but the sound design counters such in some ways- it's highly manipulated and adds to the humour of the film.

quote:


However, as an ode to and interrogation of Hollywood musicals, it falls a little flat,


Also, I don't think it's fair to treat this element so flippantly. I'm not sure how in-depth of your experience of Hollywood Musical-Comedies, Lubitsch etc is, but I think it works very well in it's complete taking apart of the format, or if you prefer, the blurring of the genre. The use of music is just one part of this, but the film, along with it's formal experiments, feels very much like a Hollywood musical comedy transported into the real world, or rather a constant clashing of the two forms- almost neo-realism and frothy Donen-Fosse-Lubitsch film-making.

Also, no mention of the sublime Aznavour-record/ Karina-close-up sequence?

Anyway, a review of Playtime (which I just saw at the cinema) soon.


Most civil Godard discussion ever.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 4:54:14 PM   
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Rewatch - In the Loop (Ianucci, 2009)

As good 3rd time round with some fantastic deleted scenes on the DVD, particularly the face-off between Gina McKee's character - also the only one to stand their ground against Malcolm (while not being insance) - and Jamie. And the long hard disciplinary committee. Genius.

Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Alcala, 1998)

Poor TV remake of the 70s original - in particular the writing is atrocious. Each of the hijackers has to have a 'thing' - their own dreary little predictable story. 2 characters become woman but all they do with it is an offensive little lets make the psycho woman with gun go all gooey over babies crap. The direction makes the scenes feel bitty and muddled with no real balance to the story either in the hijacked car or the control room and all the humour has gone from the story.





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:01:21 PM   
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Most civil Godard discussion ever.


I think I can top it.

Godard's rather good isn't he, Devi?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:07:34 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Deviation

Most civil Godard discussion ever.


I think I can top it.

Godard's rather good isn't he, Devi?


Woah, no need to be so aggressive. Blimey.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:13:42 PM   
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I am in the right thread for this post, right?


238. Sunset (1st view, 1988, Blake Edwards) - 2/5*
Bruce Willis stars a Tom Nix, the silent film star, famous for appearing in westerns. One film project sees him play Wyatt Earp, and the actually Earp (James Garner) is hired as an advisor. The two soon get involved in the murder of a prostitute, which leads to a conspiracy between local police and the studio. It's a nice idea overall, and James Garner is always good value for money. Still, the crime subplot is predictable, Bruce Willis looks uneasy, almost the entire cast, except Garner, manages to be worse then he is, and the film would have worked better as a straight comedy. The film earned Blake Edwards a Razzie for directing, and it's easy to see why.

I think that might be the only movie I actually hate. Review:
 
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Bruce Willis is cast as Tom Mix, the star of '20s westerns, who teams up with legendary marshal Wyatt Earp (James Garner) to solve a murder. From that terrific premise comes a film that's not only utterly witless – Willis smirks and gurns his way through the film, saying "Amigo" at the end of every sentence – but also unbelievably offensive. Never have I seen a film that's so blasé about rape, throwing it in as a plot catalyst no fewer than four times. Sunset also features that rarity: an awful performance from Malcolm McDowell. He plays an evil silent clown (imagine a cross between Chaplin and Satan), with bleached spiky hair and a really unconvincing stunt double. The film's two virtues, Garner's affable turn and Henry Mancini's excellent score, barely register.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:15:08 PM   
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Films Reviewed in August

1. An Actor's Revenge (Ichikawa, 1963)
2. Shop on Main Street (Kadar/Klos, 1965)
3. Journey into Fear (Foster/Welles, 1943)
4. Ponyo on the Cliff (Miyazaki, 2008)
5. My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki, 1988)
6. Pygmalian (Asquith, 1938)
7. Strong Room (Sewell, 1962)
8. Victim (Dearden, 1961).
9. Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Sargent, 1974)
10. Dr X (Curtiz, 1932)
11. Allegro Non Troppo (Bozzetto, 1977)
12. Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, 1992)
13. Millions Like Us (Gilliat&Launder, 1943)
14. Road House (Negulesco, 1948)
15. Kansas City Confidential (Karlson, 1952)
16. The Birdpeople in China (Miike, 1998)
17. On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1952)
18. The Window (Tetzlaff, 1949)
19. Friend (Kwak, 2001)
20. Narrow Margin (Fleischer, 1952)
21. Storm in a Teacup (Dalrymple/Saville, 1937)
22. Born to Kill (Wise, 1947)
23. My Fair Lady (Cukor, 1964)

24. Red Dust (Hooper, 2004)
25. That Obscure Object of Desire (Bunuel, 1977)
26. Empire of the Wolves (Nahon, 2005)
27. Danger: Diabolik (Bava, 1968)
28. The Phantom of Liberty (Bunuel, 1974)
29. Accidental Tourist (Kasdan, 1988)
30. Darby’s Rangers (Wellman, 1958)
31. Daytime Drinking (Noh, 2008)
32. Brideshead Revisited (Jarrold, 2008)
33. Knowing (Proyas, 2009)
34. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Spielberg, 2008)
35. Bug (Hay/Manfredi, 2002)
36. Urban Legend (Blanks, 1998)
37. Ten Inch Hero (MacKay, 2007)
38. One Missed Call (Vallette, 2008)
39. One That Got Away (Baker, 1957)
40. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel, 1972)
41. Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (Alcala, 1998)
42. Skinwalkers (Isaac, 2006)
43. Passengers (Garcia, 2008)
44. Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian (Adamson, 2008)
45. Tuesday (Bennett, 2008)
46. Dead Space: Downfall (Patton, 2008)

Shorts - in no order.
 
Love on the Wing (McLaren, 1938)
A Diary for Timothy (Jennings, 1945)
Bottles (Harman, 1936)
A Colour Box (Lye ,1935)
Rainbow Dance (Lye ,1936)
Trade Tattoo (Lye ,1937)
The H.P.O (Reiniger ,1938)
The Tocher (Reiniger ,1938)
Doggone Tired (Avery, 1949)
Begone Dull Care (McLaren/Lambart, 1949)
Sufferin’ Cats (Hanna-Barbera, 1943)
Fine Feathered Friends (Hanna-Barbera, 1942)
Bowling Alley-Cat (Hanna-Barbera, 1942)







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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:17:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Deviation

Most civil Godard discussion ever.


I think I can top it.

Godard's rather good isn't he, Devi?


Woah, no need to be so aggressive. Blimey.


Fuck you, Melville-boy. Or I'll aggresse your face off.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 5:29:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

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ORIGINAL: Olaf

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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy

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ORIGINAL: Deviation

Most civil Godard discussion ever.


I think I can top it.

Godard's rather good isn't he, Devi?


Woah, no need to be so aggressive. Blimey.


Fuck you, Melville-boy. Or I'll aggresse your face off.


Bring it, Godard guy (ugh, apologies for that awful pun). You wanna aggress? Let's aggress!


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 6:04:34 PM   
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245. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada) -

Still




I was kind of expecting a worse response. I didnt think it was terrible or anything, actually it was a well made film. Technically speaking I can have no complaints. The thing was that I did find there were large protions where although I liked the fact Maddin did something very different here, I couldnt help but find my concentration kept going so I couldnt put it any higher than that.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 6:18:03 PM   
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Anyway, a review of Playtime (which I just saw at the cinema) soon.


It's been sitting around for 2 years now and I'm just getting around to watching it this week (hopefully). Tati has really given me a good chuckle the last few weeks, hence the sig.

Oh, and I really liked Une Femme, despite feeling the same way as PA at first about that opening where the music goes on and off and drowns out the dialogue (almost), but I got over that, it's a delightful film but I still prefer Bande a part, for some reason that film put me in such a good mood.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 7:55:36 PM   
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Is that the version with Adama and Vincent D'Onofrio? I think I prefer that version to both the remake and the original...I'm obviously swayed by my love for BSG and D'Onofrio but there we go, that and I found the remake pants and though I really like Matthau I couldn't shake the feeling that Robert Shaw was a Dalek in the 1974 film.  


A dalek? DALEK!?! The man swam with sharks - daleks couldn't even get up the gangplank

I wondered if you'd like the D'Onofrio version. Me, I think it suffers from going to much towards a darker thriller and loses the humour and ambience of the original that makes it stand out. And D'onofrio - often interesting actor though he is - just isn't Robert Shaw, for me.

I was looking at D'Onofrio's IMDB and I think it's sad how few decent things he's been in - too many 'interesting' roles with inexperienced filmmakers where the cracks really show. Last good film might well have been Happy Accidents, IMO. Maybe both those fall out from where he's been wasting his time for 8 years.



I like Shaw a lot and I have much time for Jaws and other such ventures (The Sting, Robin and Marian) however in Pelham every time he opens his mouth I want to shout EXTERMINTE! I agree that the television remake isn’t great but I find it an enjoyable enough way to pass the time, though I do think Matthau is superb in the 1974 film and I love the ending.

I have an awful habit of liking actors who fail to get the good parts or are not given the opportunities I believe they deserve; Ralph Fiennes was buggering about for a while (okay he was doing theatre but I live in South Wales...) fortunately he has now stepped up in the last few years. Unfortunately as much as I like Law and Order Criminal Intent it’s not the same as a really decent film. Though the exception is as you pointed out Happy Accidents a fantastic film but that was almost ten years ago, D’Onofrio was (I thought) superb in Thumbsucker too, though he didn’t get a lot of screen time not being the film’s primary focus. It’s a shame because he has been great in a fair few things during his career (Full Metal Jacket, The Player, Household Saints, The Whole Wide World, Men in Black, Guy, Claire Dolan and The Salton Sea...) and yet now he’s fifty.    



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 7:58:04 PM   
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Grief - it doesn't seem any time at all ago that he was a big dumb idiot in Mystic Pizza

I've just realised that I've officially gone past the 300 film mark too - 309 reviewed (and about 20 others not yet). Wonder if I can hit 500 by the turn of the year.

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 8:01:26 PM   
TRM


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I was thinking I had a chance of watching the most on here until I saw Piles was over 450 already but your 309 is ahead of me as well. Only 291 features for me this year so far.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 8:07:05 PM   
impqueen


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Grief - it doesn't seem any time at all ago that he was a big dumb idiot in Mystic Pizza

I've just realised that I've officially gone past the 300 film mark too - 309 reviewed (and about 20 others not yet). Wonder if I can hit 500 by the turn of the year.


21 YEARS!  

I’m seriously down on my viewings, 288 as opposed to around 350 this time last year.  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 8:08:30 PM   
elab49


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And I now feel very verrrry old

Course it means when I watch films like Ten Inch Hero above, I've got the experience to know its ripping off Mystic Pizza.Not sure how good a thing that is.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/9/2009 8:33:13 PM   
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