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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 30/9/2009 11:42:30 PM   
Rinc


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¿Que pasa?


No mucho

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Como estas? Todavía ves esa mierda psuedo-intelligente Lost?


Muy bien gracias. Es sí muy bueno.


Bien, ok, puedes dirme porque as dado Breaking the Waves solo 5/10?


Ok that was the best of my Spanish abilities. I'm learning on a podcast (very good by the way) and i'm only up to saying 'this is my wife' which won't even come in useful for a few years. And my written Spanish isn't very good at all, mostly gleaned from a phrasebook!

So what i'm saying is, what have you said there about Breaking The Waves?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 30/9/2009 11:42:56 PM   
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I also love this line:

"Wow, I forgot about TV. Living free on the road, you realize how much better life is without it. Well, let's see what's on"

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 1:41:10 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Rinc


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ORIGINAL: Deviation

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ORIGINAL: Rinc


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ORIGINAL: TheManWithNoShame

¿Que pasa?


No mucho

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation

Como estas? Todavía ves esa mierda psuedo-intelligente Lost?


Muy bien gracias. Es sí muy bueno.


Bien, ok, puedes dirme porque as dado Breaking the Waves solo 5/10?


Ok that was the best of my Spanish abilities. I'm learning on a podcast (very good by the way) and i'm only up to saying 'this is my wife' which won't even come in useful for a few years. And my written Spanish isn't very good at all, mostly gleaned from a phrasebook!

So what i'm saying is, what have you said there about Breaking The Waves?


hopefully that you're wrong for not loving it to bits

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 1:59:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Olaf

I also love this line:

"Wow, I forgot about TV. Living free on the road, you realize how much better life is without it. Well, let's see what's on"


When I'm upset, I write a song, like when I wrote Devil's Haircut I was feeling really....what's that song about?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 1:01:53 PM   
Harry Lime


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Another month, another update...

Naked (1993, Leigh)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950, Huston)
The Innocents (1961, Clayton)
Les quatre cents coups (1959, Truffaut)
Sciuscià (1946, De Sica)
Les Diaboliques (1955, Clouzot)
À bout de souffle (1959, Godard)
JFK (1991, Stone)
The Invisible Man (1933, Whale)
Le souffle au coeur (1971, Malle)

The War Game (1965, Watkins)
Trouble In Paradise (1932, Lubitsch)
A Taste Of Honey (1961, Richardson)
Local Hero (1983, Forsyth)
Le mépris (1963, Godard)
F For Fake (1974, Welles)
Unforgiven (1992, Eastwood)
Whistle Down The Wind (1961, Forbes)
Du rififi chez les hommes (1955, Dassin)
There Will Be Blood (2007, Anderson)

Bob le flambeur (1956, Melville)
Peeping Tom (1960, Powell)
Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965, Godard)
Hobson's Choice (1953, Lean)
Touchez pas au grisbi (1954, Becker)
Written On The Wind (1956, Sirk)
I Love You Again (1940, Van Dyke)
Céline et Julie vont en bateau (1974, Rivette)
The Spiral Staircase (1945, Siodmak)
The Elephant Man (1980, Lynch)

Days Of Heaven (1978, Malick)
Libelled Lady (1936, Conway)
Casque d'or (1952, Becker)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947, Welles)
Bande á part (1964, Godard)
Au revoir les enfants (1987, Malle)
Brick (2005, Johnson)
The Quiet Man (1952, Ford)
Network (1976, Lumet)
Jules et Jim (1962, Truffaut)

Låt den rätte komma in (2008, Alfredson)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984, Leone)
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud (1958, Malle)
Le deuxième souffle (1966, Melville)
When The Wind Blows (1986, Murakami)
The Getaway (1972, Peckinpah)
It Happened One Night (1934, Capra)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953, Mizoguchi)

Only Angels Have Wings (1939, Hawks)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942, Lubitsch)

The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Sargent)
Ryan's Daughter (1970, Lean)
Love Crazy (1941, Conway)
Pierrot le fou (1965, Godard)
The Dresser (1983, Yates)
12 Angry Men (1957, Lumet)
Funny Games (1997, Haneke)
In Bruges (2008, McDonagh)
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003, Morris)
Gregory's Girl (1981, Forsyth)

The Killer (1989, Woo)
The Naked City (1948, Dassin)
Good Bye Lenin (2003, Becker)
Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975, Pasolini)
Night And The City (1950, Dassin)
Idioterne (1998, von Trier)
Batoru rowaiaru (2000, Fukasaku)
O Lucky Man! (1973, Anderson)
Wagon Master (1950, Ford)
Angel Face (1952, Preminger)

La Pianiste (2001, Haneke)
Milk (2008, Van Sant)
Hamlet (1996, Branagh)
Vivacious Lady (1938, Stevens)
Magnificent Obsession (1954, Sirk)
Pretty Baby (1978, Malle)
Silent Running (1972, Trumbull)
Spellbound (1945, Hitchcock)
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004, McKay)
Tirez sur le pianiste (1960, Truffaut)

Changeling (2008, Eastwood)
Ice Cold In Alex (1958, Thompson)
Ghost World (2001, Zwigoff)
The Wrestler (2008, Aronofsky)
Il Decameron (1971, Pasolini)
Le feu follet (1963, Malle)
The Cooler (2003, Kramer)
Frost / Nixon (2008, Howard)
28 Days Later... (2002, Boyle)
Une femme est une femme (1961, Godard)

Les Amants (1958, Malle)
The Devil And Daniel Webster (1941, Dieterle)
Man On Wire (2008, Marsh)
The Tales Of Hoffman (1951, Powell/ Pressburger)
Boomerang! (1947, Kazan)
Ai no corrida (1976, Ôshima)
Gran Torino (2008, Eastwood)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, Allen)
If I Had A Million (1932, Cruze/ Humberstone/ Lubitsch/ McLeod/ Roberts/ Seiter/ Taurog)
Wall-E (2008, Stanton)

L'air de Paris (1954, Carne)
The Deadly Companions (1961, Peckinpah)
Milou en mai (1990, Malle)
Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
Der Amerikanische Freund (1977, Wenders)
Atlantic City (1980, Malle)
Old School (2003, Phillips)
Revolutionary Road (2008, Mendes)
Starship Troopers (1997, Verhoeven)
Tabu (1931, Murnau)

I racconti di Canterbury (1972, Pasolini)
Lacombe Lucien (1974, Malle)
Before Sunrise (1995, Linklater)
Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince (2009, Yates)
District 9 (2009, Blomkamp)
Cloverfield (2008, Reeves)
El Orfanato (2007, Bayona)
Appunti per un'Orestiade africana (1970, Pasolini)
The Duchess (2008, Dibb)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008, Boyle)

Bis ans Ende der Welt (1991, Wenders)
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008, Fincher)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007, Burton)
Cat Ballou (1965, Silverstein)
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995, Fleder)
Music And Lyrics (2007, Lawrence)
17 Again (2009, Steers)
Anne Of Green Gables (1934, Nichols Jr.)
Insomnia (2002, Nolan)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008, Darnell/ McGrath)

The Reader (2008, Daldry)
Enemy At The Gates (2001, Annaud)
Night Passage (1957, Neilson)
Les clan des Siciliens (1969, Verneuil)
Doubt (2008, Shanley)
Burn After Reading (2008, Coen/ Coen)
Zazie dans le métro (1960, Malle)
Kung Fu Panda (2008, Osbourne/ Stevenson)
Hancock (2008, Berg)
Night At The Museum (2006, Levy)

Mamma Mia (2008, Lloyd)
Tropic Thunder (2008, Stiller)
The Holiday (2006, Meyers)
Black Moon (1975, Malle)
27 Dresses (2009, Fletcher)
Twilight (2008, Hardwicke)
Wanted (2008, Berkmambetov)
She's The Man (2006, Fickman)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009, Kwapis)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006, Frankel)

Love Affair (1939, McCarey)
The Italian Job (2003, Gray)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001, Smith)
Marley & Me (2008, Frankel)
Rachel Getting Married (2008, Demme)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, Ratner)
Angels And Demons (2009, Howard)
Inglourious Basterds (2009, Tarantino)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007, Mulcahy)
All In The Game (2006, O'Hanlon)

X Files: I Want To Believe (2008, Carter)
Nacho Libre (2006, Hess)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008, Ortega)
Halloween (2007, Zombie)
Point Of Origin (2002, Sigel)
Alien Vs Predator - Requiem (2007, Strause/ Strause)
Amityville III: The Demon (1983, Fleischer)


First Viewing

Films Viewed Per Decade

2000s - 66
1990s - 11
1980s - 10
1970s - 19
1960s - 18
1950s - 23
1940s - 10
1930s - 10
1920s - 0
1910s - 0
1900's - 0


Top Five Lead Actor Performances


Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
Albert Finney - The Dresser
William Holden - Network
Jean-Pierre Léaud – Les Quatre cent coups
David Thewlis - Naked


Top Five Lead Actress Performances

Isabelle Huppert – La Pianiste
Deborah Kerr – The Innocents
Susanne Lothar - Funny Games
Brooke Shields – Pretty Baby
Rita Tushingham – A Taste Of Honey


Top Five Supporting Actor Performances

Richard Harris – Unforgiven
Anthony Hopkins – The Elephant Man
Sam Jaffe - The Asphalt Jungle
Murray Melvin – A Taste Of Honey
Donald Sutherland – JFK


Top Five Supporting Actress Performances

Eileen Atkins - The Dresser
Dora Bryan – A Taste Of Honey
Jean Hagen – The Asphalt Jungle
Lea Massari - Le souffle au coeur
Lesley Sharp - Naked


Shorts (40 Minutes or less)

5

4

Cutting Moments (1997, Buck)
Les mistons (1957, Truffaut)


3

Charlotte et son Jules (1960, Godard)
The Musketeers Of Pig Alley (1913, Griffith)
Vive le tour (1962, Malle)


2

Bowl Of Oatmeal (1996, Post)
An Unseen Enemy (1912, Griffith)


1

Crack Dog (?, Kehoe)
Don't Nag Me (?, Healy/ Panaro)
The Principles Of Karma (1996, Wallace)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 1:11:36 PM   
Rhubarb


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So, Here's my list for September:

14. Evil Dead II
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark
19 The Ladykillers
23 Une Femme Est Une Femme
29 Citizen Kane
42 The Last Waltz
57 Sulivan's Travels
58 Face/Off
62 Enter The Dragon
63 Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
68 The Leader, His Driver and The Driver's Wife
70 Seven Years Bad Luck
87 Laura
88 District 9
100 La Vie En Rose
114 Cigarette Burns
127 Fish Tank
133 His Girl Friday
136 Batman The Movie
157 L'Enemi Public No1
166 Purple Rain
176 Karate Kid Part II
193 The Soloist
203 Dorian Gray
216 (500) Days of Summer
231 Game of Death
239 Surragates
245 Natural Born Killers
251 Adventureland
253 Funny People


Shorts
4 The Immigrant
14 A Time Comes
16 Max et la Docteresse
23 Alive in Joburg

And the sharp end of my director league table is as follows (Films i've seen is the first number, different films the second. So if i saw Lolita twice this year and 2001 once, Stanley Kubrick would read 3 (2))

1. Chuck Jones 18 (15)
2. Jean-Luc Godard 8 (7)
3 John Carpenter 8 (6)
4 Sam Raimi 7 (6)
5 Charlie Chaplin 6 (6)
6 Fritz Frelang 5 (5)
7. Buster Keaton 5 (4)
8. Werner Herzog 4 (4)
=Orson Welles 4 (4)
= Martin Scorsese 4 (4)
= Stanley Kubrick 4 (4)
= Woody Allen 4 (4)
13 Sidney Lumet 4 (3)
14 John Woo 3 (3)
= Nick Broomfield 3 (3)
= Terrence Young 3 (3)
= Georges Mélies 3 (3)
= Robert McKimerson 3 (3)
= Darren Aronofsky 3 (3)
= Stephen Frears 3 (3)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 1:31:35 PM   
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02. Miller's Crossing (1990, Coen) - 5/5*
By far the best film yet from the Coen brothers, Miller's Crossing takes Dashiel Hammett's seminal works, Red Harvest and The Glass Key, and spins a familiar tale about double-crosses, triple-crosses, dead people, living people who should be dead, dead people who should be living, tough broads and even tougher gangsters. The Coens manage the twists and turns of the plot with style and perpetual interest as the story progresses, keeping the audience in the dark but never frustrating because of it. Gabriel Byrne, playing audience-identification Tom Reagan, is fantastic in the lead, acerbic without being distasteful and eloquent without being overwrought. He's close to the perfect noir hero, the kind of man Chandler wrote about in The Simple Art of Murder but with a twist, and while the audience can identify with him, he's the only one who truly knows what's going on, and he's all the more captivating because of it. Supported by a perfectly-pitched rogue's gallery of gangsters, gamblers and girls, Reagan is the man who walks down these mean streets, but is not himself mean, and in a sense, like Hammett as stated by Chandler in his seminal essay, the Coens give murder to the people who commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse. Every character is a living, breathing entity, from the smallest non-speaking one-scene cameo (Rug Daniels) to the most audacious and flamboyant presence in the film (Jon Polito's blustering 'guinea' gangster, Johnny Caspar), and they are all excellently cast and played. Albert Finney and Polito excel in their adversarial roles, and Marcia Gay Harden is the kind of femme fatale who captures the notion of the archetype perfectly. However, the best performance is John Turturro's as, in essence, the MacGuffin of the film, crooked bookie Bernie Bernbaum. Turturro masters the dialogue and plays the character with a degree of knowing theatricality suiting his devious shell, and he creates a truly memorable figure with a presence that cuts through every scene. Sonnenfeld's sublime cinematography, the sublime direction from Joel (and Ethan, uncredited), and the masterful compositions from Carter Burwell only further solidify this film as a magnificent piece of cinema, creating a world in which gangsters can rule nations and almost rule cities, to quote Chandler again. It's not a fragrant world, and it may not necessarily be the one we live in, but it's certainly close enough to not be dull enough to not want to live it.

57. North by Northwest (1959, Hitchcock) - 4.5/5
Cary Grant is ad-man Roger O. Thornhill, a character straight out of Cary Grant's playbook - smooth-talking, swell-minded and bad with women in all the right ways. However, Northwest is the first film I've seen in which the Grant archetype is out of his depth, and once the initial novelty of this spectacle wears off, what is revealed is an exhilarating, brilliantly-written action-thriller with great performances and a score that's second-to-none. Hitchcock again establishes himself as the master of suspense, with scenes such as the auction-house scene and the seminal crop-duster sequence bristling with a nervy, barely-restrained energy. Hitchcock's framing is less about beauty and more about keeping the audience on the edge of their seats, and not only does he do that with an almost-effortless expertise, that approach is actually the beauty of the film - shots such as Thornhill's running away from the UN building, an empty forecourt around him, or the shots in the Mount Rushmore sequence are stunning partly because of how dripping with intensity they are. Grant is on great form as Thornhill, playing to his strengths with style. James Mason is a magnificent villain, perfectly-cast and immensely enjoyable in his casual villainy, while a shockingly young Martin Landau gives a great performance as Mason's right-hand man. Eva Marie Saint is the weak link, her performance largely flat, but even then she cuts an attractive figure and manages to hit the right notes when pressed. Bernard Herrman's score is a piece of brilliance, charged with a thrilling intensity, and Saul Bass' opening credits are stunning in their simplicity - and the two combine to create what is probably the best opening credits sequence I've ever seen. North by Northwest is a masterclass in tension, as per usual for Hitchcock, and among his best work.

Performance List Additions
35.
John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum (Miller's Crossing, 1990)


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She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


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Stop being mean to Deviation

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 2:06:46 PM   
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I get less and less impressed by Miller's Crossing everytime I see it. Maybe it because it seems cold and distant (a cliché criticism , I know but I think it's true). The Danny Boy scene is awesomesuce though, and Tuturro is great in it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 2:11:49 PM   
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Oh, I love your desription of Cary's Grant's character in NXNW. It made me chuckle

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 2:50:57 PM   
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Watched and/Or Reviewed September

1. A Canterbury Tale (Powell/Pressburger, 1944)
2. The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock, 1938)
3. Went the Day Well (Cavalcanti, 1942)
4. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell/Pressburger, 1943)
5. School for Scoundrels (Hamer, 1960)
6. My Neighbour Totoro (Miyazaki, 1998)
7. Burmese Harp (Ichikawa, 1955)
8. Quick Change (Franklin, 1990)
9. Der Knochenmann (Murnberger, 2009)
10. In Which We Serve (Coward/Lean, 1942)
11. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Stuart, 1971)
12. Odds Against Tomorrow (Wise, 1959)
13. Plague of the Zombies (Gilling, 1966)
14. Kokoro (Ichikawa, 1955)
15. Things To Come (Menzies, 1936)
16. The Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944)

17. Felidae (Schaak, 1994)
18. Fires Were Started (Jennings, 1943)
19. District 9 (Blonkamp, 2009)
The 49th Parallel (Powell, 1941)
20. A Matter of Choice (Sewell, 1963)
21. This Happy Breed (Lean, 1944)
22. Lucky Number Slevin (McGuigan, 2006)
23. The Rescuers (Lounsbery/Reitherman/Stevens, 1977)
24. The 10th Victim (Petri, 1965)
25. Paradise Murdered (Kim, 2007)
26. Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)
27. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (Leacock, 1960)
28. Orders to Kill (Asquith, 1958)
29. Two-Lane Blacktop (Hellman, 1971)
30. Away We Go (Mendes, 2009)
31. The Woman in Black (Wise, 1989)
32. Radio Cab Murder (Sewell, 1954)
33. The Gentle Sex (Howard, 1943)
34. Good Morning Vietnam (Levinson, 1987)
35. Paydirt (Phillips, 1992)
36. The Way Ahead (Reed, 1944)
37. Way to the Stars (Asquith, 1945)
38. The Damned United (Hooper, 2009)
39. Celine and Julie go Boating (Rivette, 1974)
40. Dillinger (Milius, 1973)
41. Hindle Wakes (Crabtree, 1952)
42. Orchestra Seats (Thompson, 2006)
43. Knock on Any Door (Ray, 1949)
44. List of Adrian Messenger (Huston, 1963)
45. Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl, 1935)
46. Sensation of Sight (Wiederspahn, 2006)
47. Tam Lin (McDowall, 1970)
48. In Search of a Midnight Kiss (Holdridge, 2007)
49. 500 Days of Summer (Webb, 2009)
50. Foreman Went to France (Frend, 1942)
51. Fermat's Room (Piedrahita/Sopena, 2007)
52. Ghost Ship (Sewell, 1952)
53. Hancock (Berg, 2008)
54. My Name is Bruce (Campbell, 2007)
55. Shrek 3 (Miller/Hui, 2007)
56. Fireball (Tabori, 2009)
57. House of Long Shadows (Walker, 1983)
Shorts

The Music Box (Parrott, 1932)
Listen to Britain (Jennings, 1942)
Towed in a Hole (Marshall, 1932)
Her Father's Daughter (Dickinson, 1941)
Diary for Timothy (Jennings, 1945)
Hog Wild (Parrott, 1930)
Dirty Work (French, 1933)
Helpmates (Parrott, 1932

Miss Grant Goes to the Door
All Hands (Carstairs, 1940)
The Volunteer (Powell/Pressburger, 1943)
Up next - my first review of October 2009. And one I've been promised Rawlinson won't be rude about. 5's timing of showing Dog Soldiers last night was quite appropriate, really.

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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 Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 2:59:23 PM   
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 Up next - my first review of October 2009. And one I've been promised Rawlinson won't be rude about. 5's timing of showing Dog Soldiers last night was quite appropriate, really.


I'm a man of my word. I just wish I realised 5 were showing it last night.

But I have to say, Hancock above My Name Is Bruce?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 3:29:38 PM   
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Hancock at least has a germ of an interesting idea at the beginning of the film. My Name is Bruce was just a colossal misfire from start to finish, IMO.

''course I was always going to look out Dog Soldiers after your promise - 5 just helped me along the way.

Looking through Harry's list I was really surprised at the big gap between Let the Right One In and The Orphanage. Not just that personally I'd have them the other way round, but it seems a very big fall. Really not a fan, Harry?

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Låt den rätte komma in (2008, Alfredson)
lots

and lots
and lots

El Orfanato (2007, Bayona)



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 3:43:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49
Looking through Harry's list I was really surprised at the big gap between Let the Right One In and The Orphanage. Not just that personally I'd have them the other way round, but it seems a very big fall. Really not a fan, Harry?

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:19:53 PM   
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Films viewed in September:

6. Before Sunset (Linklater, 1995)
7. Before Sunrise (Linklater, 2004)

10. The Great Dictator (Chaplin, 1940)
11. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
19. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (Weine, 1920)

24. The Big Sleep (Hawks, 1946)
25. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
26. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
27. Inglourious Basterds (Tarantino, 2009)
28. This Is England (Meadows, 2006)
29. (500) Days Of Summer (Webb, 2009)

42. Watchmen (Snyder, 2009)
48. Brief Encounter (Lean, 1945)

52. Le Mépris (Godard, 1963)
53. The Lives Of Others (von Donnersmark, 2006)

56. Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain (Jeunet, 2001)
57. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, 2003)
58. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (Lord & Miller, 2009)

88. Modern Times (Chaplin, 1936)

90. Rebel Without A Cause (Ray, 1955)

123. W. (Stone, 2008)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:31:13 PM   
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2. The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock, 1938)



Now I see why you hated my placement of it so much. How many Hitchcocks would you have ahead of it then?

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53. Hancock (Berg, 2008)
54. My Name is Bruce (Campbell, 2007)


Just the same as Rawlinson, im shocked they are that way around. I would probably give Hancock about 2 or 3/10, and my name is Bruce 6 or 7/10. 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:37:49 PM   
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I reviewed My Name is Bruce a couple of weeks ago I think - you can see what they're doing - playing on the 'persona' of Campbell and trying for a massive in-joke. But it is just do damn awful and it doesn't work - for me, it never hit and maintained the right note. Just dumb.

I have a favourite Hitchcock - Shadow of a Doubt. And then a few that are in the next very high tier and Lady Vanishes is one of them. North by Northwest another. Probably Notorious, too. The script from Launder and Gilliatt is undoubtedly a big reason for it too - they appear quite a lot in my favourite films.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:39:56 PM   
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Shadow Of A Doubt is good, if not great. Excellent direction however.

I haven't seen a lot of Hitchcock (only 6 in fact) but Rear Window is undoubtedly the best.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:42:33 PM   
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It's certainly a popular top choice. Of the 45-50 I've seen I'd place it high, but I've never seen it as the pinnacle that people like Homer, do.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:44:38 PM   
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I haven't seen a lot of Hitchcock (only 6 in fact)



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Of the 45-50 I've seen


Show off

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:53:55 PM   
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In a way, if you're older, it is really easy to rack up Hitchcocks because there are so many major ones and they are on TV so very often. Which is obviously a good thing

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:55:28 PM   
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I do have the Hitchcock boxset with the 14/15 films or so, and I have North By Northwest on it's own. It's just a matter of getting through them all!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 6:56:18 PM   
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And since elab has seen the dinosaurs walk on Earth, it's not hard to imagine her watching all of Hitchcock's works.

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I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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I just laughed. Seldom do I laugh at film-related things on this website, it's normally jokes about Phil Collins' fluids that get me going. Well done Dev.

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And since elab has seen the dinosaurs walk on Earth, it's not hard to imagine her watching all of Hitchcock's works


tis why I'm so pleased Primeval got a reprieve. It just makes me so nostalgic. *sniff*

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I'm probably going to watch Dekalog 1 tonight. Maybe 2 as well.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 1/10/2009 7:07:07 PM   
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Si aselo, Dekalog es una serie espectacular..

I.E. Just do that. And 3 and 4. 2 till now is a one off, the only one I found weak. 3 and 4 are great though. Actually evevn aat it's wweakest it is a great film.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 1:17:03 AM   
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097) Getting Any?  (Kitano Takeshi, Japan, 1995) - 5.5

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 4:57:38 AM   
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91. Mr. Brooks (1st view, 2007, Bruce A. Evans) - 4/5*
Kevin Costner stars as Mr Brooks, a successful businessman and serial killer, whose life becomes complicated when he's photographed committing a murder. Demi Moore is the cop on the case and William Hurt stars as Brooks's alter-ego, visible only to Brooks himself. It's an intriguing story but it tries to fit in too many subplots and a few too many twists.

165. The Incident (1st view, 1990, Joseph Sargent) - 3/5*
Walther Matthau is hired to defend a German POW accused or murdering a doctor in a small American town in 1944. Not the best courtroom film you'll ever see, but Matthau is always good.

169. Surrogates (1st view, 2009, Jonathan Mostow ) - 3/5*
Bruce in a bad wig! Really dodgy effects! Silly plot twists! What more do you want?!

179. Hunger (1st view, 2008, Steve McQueen) - 3/5*
I thought the first half of this film was better, before Michael Fassbender entered and we had that acclaimed 18 minutes sequence. I was hoping for something more.

244. The Lookout (1st view, 2007, Scott Frank) - 3/5*
I saw this less than a week ago and I'm already having trouble remembering exactly what went on, That can't be good can it?

270. Observe and Report (1st view, 2009, Jody Hill) - 2/5*
Naff. The only good things is the use of two Queen songs (Quiet, Rawls!)


1. Toy Story 3D (30th+ view, 1995, John Lasseter) - 5/5
2. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1st view, 1970, Sam Peckinpah)
3. The Manchurian Candidate (1st view, 1962, John Frankenheimer) - 4/5*
4. Let The Right One In/Låt den rätte komma in (1st view, 2008, Tomas Alfredson) - 4/5*
5. United 93 (2nd view, 2006, Paul Greengrass) - 4/5
6. Rififi/Du rififi chez les hommes (1st view, 1955, Jules Dassin) - 4/5*
7. Grow Your Own (1st view, 2007, Richard Laxton) - 4/5*
8. Hud (2nd view, 1964, Martin Ritt) - 4/5
9. The Parallax View (1st view, 1974, Alan J. Pakula) - 4/5*
10. Mr. Brooks (1st view, 2007, Bruce A. Evans) - 4/5*

11. The Young Victoria (1st view, 2009, Jean-Marc Vallée) - 4/5*
12. Zombieland (1st view, 2009, Ruben Fleischer) - 3/5*
13. Good Bye Lenin! (1st view, 2003, Wolfgang Becker) - 3/5*
14. The Escapist (1st view, 2008, Rupert Wyatt) - 3/5*
15. Countess Dracula (1st view, 1971, Peter Sasdy) - 3/5*
16. Bicycle Thieves/Ladri di biciclette (1st view, 1948, Vittorio De Sica) - 3/5*
17.The Nines (1st view, 2007,John August) - 3/5*
18. The Last Ride (1st view, 2004, Guy Norman Bee) - 3/5*
19. Slaughterhouse-Five (1st view, 1972, George Roy Hill) - 3/5*
20. California Man (1st view, 1992, Les Mayfield) - 2/5*

21. The Spirit (1st view, 2008, Frank MIller) - 2/5*


Martyrs (1st view, 2008, Pascal Laugier)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 5:28:08 PM   
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Looking through Harry's list I was really surprised at the big gap between Let the Right One In and The Orphanage. Not just that personally I'd have them the other way round, but it seems a very big fall. Really not a fan, Harry?

Not really, elab. To be honest, it's been six months since I watched it and I can barely remember a thing about it. It made that little impact me. Another future viewing may change my opinion but, as it is, I can't place it any higher than what I've got it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2009 - 2/10/2009 5:42:24 PM   
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29. Toy Story (Lasseter, 1995)- 9/10

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