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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 8:28:59 PM   
elab49


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I think Piles is having a bit of a day

My local cinema has really useless timings for this film. One of those where it is either just after 4pm - which you can't make because of work - or after 8pm - which is far too late.

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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 - 7/3/2009 8:35:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

I think Piles is having a bit of a day

My local cinema has really useless timings for this film. One of those where it is either just after 4pm - which you can't make because of work - or after 8pm - which is far too late.


Shh ssh Elab it's ok, it's ok now.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 8:41:17 PM   
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Says the man whose av beats the crap out a little kid....

I could sit and watch that all day

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 8:55:57 PM   
barkers101


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I was just trying to calm the apparently distressed Elab 

yeah it is a marvel of child violence wouldn't you agree?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 9:00:33 PM   
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Have you seen Billy's Balloon? It was one of the shorts on Rawlinson's list (and is on youtube) - Hertzfield animation. I think you might take to it.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 9:08:12 PM   
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Nope i might have to check it out.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 7/3/2009 11:10:27 PM   
elab49


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Twilight Zone: The Movie
A friend gave me this to watch,


Which leaves us only to wonder what you've now done to the friend

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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 - 8/3/2009 12:52:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy


Twilight Zone: The Movie
A friend gave me this to watch,


Which leaves us only to wonder what you've now done to the friend


Well, to be fair, he did warn me that some of it was 'a bit lame.'  At least I can say that I'm now among the people who have seen Spielberg's worst film. That's something, I guess.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 1:10:24 AM   
Harry Lime


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5

Days Of Heaven (1978, Malick)
Les Diaboliques (1955, Clouzot)
The Invisible Man (1933, Whale)
Once Upon A Time In America (1984, Leone)
Peeping Tom (1960, Powell)
Trouble In Paradise (1932, Lubitsch)
Ugetsu Mongatori (1953, Mizoguchi)


4.5

The Cooler (2003, Kramer)
The Elephant Man (1980, Lynch)
Hobson's Choice (1953, Lean)
It Happened One Night (1934, Capra)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947, Welles)
Ryan's Daughter (1970, Lean)
The Spiral Staircase (1945, Siodmak)
A Taste Of Honey (1961, Richardson)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942, Lubitsch)
12 Angry Men (1957, Lumet)
When The Wind Blows (1986, Murakami)
Written On The Wind (1956, Sirk)


4

Changeling (2008, Eastwood)
Hamlet (1996, Branagh)
Ice Cold In Alex (1958, Thompson)
The Killer (1989, Woo)
In Bruges (2008, McDonagh)
Milk (2008, Van Sant)
La Pianiste (2001, Haneke)
Touchez pas au grisbi (1954, Becker)


3.5

Der Amerikanische Freund (1977, Wenders)
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008, Fincher)
Frost / Nixon (2008, Howard)
Gran Torino (2008, Eastwood)
Revolutionary Road (2008, Mendes)
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead (1995, Fleder)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008, Allen)

3

Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004, McKay)
Bis ans Ende der Welt (1991, Wenders)
Cloverfield (2008, Reeves)
Mulholland Dr. (2001, Lynch)
Music And Lyrics (2007, Lawrence)
El Orfanato (2007, Bayona)
The Reader (2008, Daldry)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008, Boyle)
Tabu (1931, Murnau)
Vivacious Lady (1938, Stevens)
The Wrestler (2008, Aronofsky)


2.5

Doubt (2008, Shanley)
Enemy At The Gates (2001, Annaud)
Hancock (2008, Berg)
Mamma Mia (2008, Lloyd)
She's The Man (2006, Fickman)
Wanted (2008, Berkmambetov)


2

Burn After Reading (2008, Coen & Coen)
Cat Ballou (1965, Silverstein)
The Holiday (2006, Meyers)
The Italian Job (2003, Gray)
Love Affair (1939, McCarey)
Tropic Thunder (2008, Stiller)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006, Ratner)


1.5

X Files: I Want To Believe (2008, Carter)

1

Alien Vs Predator - Requiem (2007, Strause & Strause)
Amityville III: The Demon (1983, Fleischer)



First Viewing

Films Viewed Per Decade

2000s - 31
1990s - 3
1980s - 5
1970s - 3
1960s - 3
1950s - 7
1940s - 3
1930s - 6
1920s - 0
1910s - 0
1900's - 0


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 1:23:53 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy


Twilight Zone: The Movie
A friend gave me this to watch,


Which leaves us only to wonder what you've now done to the friend


Well, to be fair, he did warn me that some of it was 'a bit lame.'  At least I can say that I'm now among the people who have seen Spielberg's worst film. That's something, I guess.


I love the opening of that film 'You wanna see something really scary?'. It's obvious but fun. With the exception of the Dante segment though, the film is absolutely horrible.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 6:29:35 AM   
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The Hand
(Stone, 1981)- 1/10

One of the worst films I've ever seen





It is awful



10. Seance on A Wet Afternoon (1st view, 1964, Bryan Forbes) - 4/5*
Superb, one of those films you wish you’d seen years ago. Kim Stanley is the medium who convinces her brow-beaten husband Richard Attenborough into kidnapping a young girl, so that she can gain recognition by helping the police solve the case. Tense, thoughtful and compelling.


41. Gone Baby Gone (1st view, 2007, Ben Affleck) - 4/5
Following on from his turn in The Assassination Of Jesse James, the younger Affleck shows himself to be an actor of considerably more talent than his brother who in turn proves himself to be well at home behind the camera. Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Freeman both acquit themselves well, but it's Amy Ryan and Ed Harris who deliver the most memorable performances. Doesn’t quite hold up as well second time round, but still darn good.


53. Half Nelson (1st view, 2006, Ryan Fleck) - 4/5*
Ryan Gosling is the main reason to watch this, giving a superb performance as the drug-addicted teacher. The film itself is also a nice variation on films that deal with teachers and impoverished school kids.


23. Richard Attenborough as Bill Savage in Séance on a Wet Afternoon
33. Kim Stanley as Myra Savage in Séance on a Wet Afternoon
36. Amy Ryan as Helene McCready in Gone Baby Gone
47. Ryan Gosling as Dan Dunne in Half Nelson
49. Ed Harris as Detective Sergeant Remy Bressant in Gone Baby Gone
64. Casey Affleck as Patrick Kenzie in Gone Baby Gone



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 9:00:23 AM   
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Doubt (2008, Shanley)


WHAT? WHY?!


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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

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 10:40:19 AM   
elab49


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ORIGINAL: elab49

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ORIGINAL: jamesbondguy


Twilight Zone: The Movie
A friend gave me this to watch,


Which leaves us only to wonder what you've now done to the friend


Well, to be fair, he did warn me that some of it was 'a bit lame.'  At least I can say that I'm now among the people who have seen Spielberg's worst film. That's something, I guess.


You mean you hadn't already seen ET?

Edit - not to self. I forgot to post my Doubt review last month. Mebbe wait till PA is on holiday.
 
PA - going on holiday soon?

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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 - 8/3/2009 11:10:12 AM   
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New entries- I've really got to watch better films next week:

45. The Descent (2005, Marshall) 7/10
Very strong British horror film, especially as I'd hated Dog Soldiers, Neil Marshall's previous effort. Focusing on a group of women lost whilst potholing who encounter underground scavengers, the initial scenes in the caves are actually more effective than the scenes with the monsters, with the sense of claustrophobia being really unsettling. When they do encounter the monsters, Marshall makes the mistake of giving us a close up of them far too soon- when the beasts are running around and hidden in the shadows, the sense of unknown is far more scary than realising the enemy looks like a cross between Oz Clarke and the ridiculous monster from Creep.

53. Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989, Hedden) 6/10
Bringing an end to my FT13th journey (Jason Goes To Hell is too horrible to even consider) is a film I liked far more when I was a teenager. Looking past the dreadful ending (even by the standards of the series) and the curious decision to make Jason teleport, there are some fun moments in the film and transporting Jason to new settings works more effectively here than when they sent him to space.

54. Q: The Winged Serpent (1982, Cohen) 6/10
Very enjoyable B-movie about an Aztec God, in serpent form, killing people in New York. Wisely choosing not to focus on the creature until the end (the effects budget isn't high enough), it instead draws on the police investigation into the murders, before blowing the effects budget in a memorable climax. Michael Moriarty has the lead role as a small-time crook and puts in a performance that is equal parts woeful and entrancing, and certainly memorable.

62. Rambo III (1988, Peter McDonald) 4/10
By this point the intelligence of First Blood was a distant memory, with Rambo fully evolved into a gun-toting superhero (despite an opening scene where he is oddly positioned as a Buddhist). Like Part II, it starts off vaguely sensibly, then degenerates into mindless violence that isn't as much fun as the chaos of the second part. However, it does make me want to watch Hot Shots Part Deux again...




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 11:31:25 AM   
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Edit - not to self. I forgot to post my Doubt review last month. Mebbe wait till PA is on holiday.
 
PA - going on holiday soon?




Aaaaaaaaaanywaaaaaaaay...

18. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007, Gibney) - 4.5/5
I had a free new release DVD hire at the local video store (they txt you for your birthday - mine was three months ago - and offer you that, so I decided to take it up), and I needed something to take my mind off the utterly disturbing case I had to read for Criminal Law (homosexual sadomasochistic rituals - with explicit details), so after a minor internal struggle in which I debated whether to hire this or Standard Operating Procedure (both film's I'd missed at the Wellington Film Festival last year), Gibney's doco won out, mainly because of Piles' recommendation.

For the entire one-hundred minute running time of this film, my jaw was slack. The pure ugliness on display here, the harrowing imagery, the disturbing and horrifying figures, the shameful way the higher-ups operated in the Bagram and Abu Ghraib situations - the whole procedure's very depressing and very affecting. Gibney personalises the gross injustices carried out under Bush's government by using innocent taxi driver Dilawar (who looks a lot like a friend of mine, oddly), who was killed by constant torture after five days in Bagram, as a case study. Very cleverly, Gibney links the dubious foreign policy decisions of the Bush administration, the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Gitmo fiasco, and other important things back to Dilawar's situation - one of the 93 percent of detainees brought in by people operating outside the coalition forces, subjected to horrific and inhumane scenarios without a trial or any indication of fair treatment. It's very disturbing, and Gibney excels at evoking a sense of horrified despair - but luckily, unlike a certain fat American documentarian whose hack skills remain distasteful, Gibney doesn't just rely on emotion to get the point across, his research indepth and enlightening and his many interviewees informative and human. The hypocrisy of the 'torture as Bush sees it' operation of US military prisons, the disgusting way the hierarchy punished those who were thrown into prisons with absolutely no idea of what was expected of them outside of "get information", the way in which many of the people presented, guards from Bagram, ex-detainees and academics and political figures alike, note the way in which torture defeats itself and the way in which it is more likely to create terrorists than stop terrorists - everything about this film is depressing and eye-opening. It's a powerful, informative documentary that more than deserved its Oscar, if only for two scenes - the scene in which Gibney presents the log of an interrogation at Gitmo, and the scene in which Gibney's father, a WWII interrogator and loyal American, relates his sadness regarding the Bush administration's torture regime, and he genuinely seems heartbroken by it. The latter, in particular, is a highly evocative final scene, and one that nearly brought tears to my eyes. A must-see.


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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

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 12:03:47 PM   
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It's a fantastic documentary, harrowing and unbelievable.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 12:19:48 PM   
elab49


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The kitten makes me even sadder though.

*tucks review safely away*

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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 - 8/3/2009 12:25:18 PM   
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The kitten makes me even sadder though.

*tucks review safely away*


I think that's the best result for everyone, ie the result that doesn't end with death.


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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

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 12:37:06 PM   
elab49


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Love your new av

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  10. Seance on A Wet Afternoon (1st view, 1964, Bryan Forbes) - 4/5*
Superb, one of those films you wish you’d seen years ago. Kim Stanley is the medium who convinces her brow-beaten husband Richard Attenborough into kidnapping a young girl, so that she can gain recognition by helping the police solve the case. Tense, thoughtful and compelling.


Brilliant film

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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 - 8/3/2009 12:40:25 PM   
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Love your new av



Came across the opening attack scene on Youtube, and I watched it even though I have the DVD. Chasing down the fatty has to be one of the most morbidly funny moments in the film.


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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

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 12:41:40 PM   
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Just makes me want to put the DVD in again

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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 - 8/3/2009 2:36:29 PM   
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Shadows in Paradise,Ariel, (10) Match Factory Girl (Kaurismaki, 1986,88,90)
Box set 1 in other words. All feature 'normal' working people with, particularly in the latter 2, openings looking at industrial processes (the match factory is actual quite fascinating to watch). The key protagonists are a garbage collector, a laid off miner and a match factory girl. Ariel is the slightest of the 3, tellingly without the excellent Kati Outinen whose lead in the near silent movie Match Factory Girl was my favourite. Abrupt lines, people drifting into actions seemingly without thinking feature in most of the Kaurismaki I've seen so far. But he uses a pretty good stable of actors and it shows.


I liked Match Factory Girl the least out of these three.I love Kaurismaki's absurd,dark sense of humour and that one just seems dark to me with very little humour.Shadows in Paradise and Ariel I absolutely adored,probably my favourites of his films I've seen so far.

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watched Green Fish (finally) last night and it has to be said, it's not as good as Peppermint Candy is it?
still there's a lot to like, and overall i defiantely did, especially the end. it is a fairly melanchony film, featuring about nothing of the good life for gangsters and most of the bad... good performances even if Song Kang Ho felt under-used, and nice to see that Koreans are as quick to get into fights as ever. and i still think a lee chang dong drinking game is in order ( drink everytime you see a train, hear a train or a scene is on a train, drink everytime there's a fight, drink twice if this happens on a train, drink everytime someone cries uncontrollably etc...)
also a question, that true that features in a large number of shots, looks to be the same type of tree as features in th very beginning and ending of A bittersweet Life, so i'm wondering is it something symbolic in Korean culture? or just coincedence?


Like elab can't say I recall the tree and it's been years since I watched either film.I really like Green Fish but agree it's not on the level of Peppermint Candy,then again that is one of my absolute favourites,a really special film.

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  10. Seance on A Wet Afternoon (1st view, 1964, Bryan Forbes) - 4/5*
Superb, one of those films you wish you'd seen years ago. Kim Stanley is the medium who convinces her brow-beaten husband Richard Attenborough into kidnapping a young girl, so that she can gain recognition by helping the police solve the case. Tense, thoughtful and compelling.


Brilliant film


I only saw this last year or the year before and had no real expectations,totally agree it's a brilliant and really unnerving film.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 3:21:06 PM   
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Yeah, I meant an 'okay comic book film', sorry. That's a horrible mistake to make, but I guess the rest of the review makes it clear I don't think the book is okay .


You mean the film?




I meant I don't think the book is just okay.

Grrr. Yeah, one of those weeks.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 3:41:35 PM   
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Sherlcok Jr. (1924, Buster Keaton)

Being still somewhat of a newcomer to Keaton (I've now seen five of his many, many films), I decided to check out this fourty five minute short before going to bed one night and was very pleasantly surprised. Although it's quite slight on plot and isn't exactly deep or important, Sherlock Jr is just as funny and clever as the other two five star Keaton films I've seen (being the General and the Play House). It's the story of a man (Keaton) who works at a movie theatre changing reels and is in love with a girl (Katheryne MacGuire), who is also being pursued by a handsome but morally questionable 'sheik' (Walter Crane). Our projectionist and protaganist also wants to be a detective, and is reading up on the subject whenever he can. When his sweetheart's father's watch goes missing (and happens to be planted on the projectionist), he agrees to look for the culprit, and ends up finding himself.

Sherlock Jr is a film split up into two parts; real and imaginary. The real bits are when Keaton, half projectionist and half rubbish detective, is in the real world trying to get his girl.  The imaginary bits happen within a film (Keaton jumps into the screen in a wonderfully obvious special effect), where Keaton is dreaming about being legendary detective 'Sherlock Jr' and solving a similar crime in a very stylish and glamorous world. Keaton, as director, creates a parody of the crimey silent films that populated Hollywood in the 20s, with ridiculous weaponry and glamour surrounding criminals as much as it surrounds the heroes. As performer, he's as brilliant as ever, combining ridiculously impressive stunts (riding the traffic barrier from the roof into the car is brilliant), fantastic physical humour (slips and prank falls aplenty), some nice clever gags (Keaton offering a dollar to the man who has lost his wallet), and his trademark stoic face to create a performance that is the epitome of entertainment. The supporting cast are good too, but this is Keaton's show. As always. 8/10.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 4:55:01 PM   
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The Lightship (Skolimowski, 1986)

Dreary and poorly written thriller with badly dated music all the more disappointing because of the quality of the leads - the underused Brandauer and a wildly misconceived performance from Duvall. The juvenile is pretty awful and the only creditable performance is Arliss Howard's attempt at a 'giggling psycho'. Seems to be another cliched attempt on son disappointed in 'coward' father only for father to come good.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 8:00:53 PM   
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10. Atonement (Wright, 2007)- 10/10

One of 2007's best films. I'm still amazed that Wright didn't get an Oscar nomination for this excellent film, especially for the Dunkirk shot.

34. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Parker, 1999)

A great satire. A very funny film with great songs.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 11:01:24 PM   
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Watched Objective Burma this weekend with Errol Flynn, he was rather good in this one which tells the story of a group of paratroopers dropped into Burma to knock out a radar station (an event that would open Burma up for a second invasion by Allied forces).  The operation goes sour when their transport can't land to pick them up to take them back to India and so they must "walk out".  Enjoyable but there are 2-3 parts that are so hateful of Japanese forces, stereotyping all of them as torturers and savages that it leaves a unnecessary bitter aftertaste.

In contrast to this I watched Kokoro, though I wish I'd have waited.  I've been slightly unwell this weekend and fell asleep half way through and then could hardly keep my eyes open again in the middle of the second half, (again, due to my delerious state) which I watched this afternoon.  I remember being impressed by Masayuki Mori in Kurosawa's The Idiot, and in this he is just as superb though I can't say I've watched it properly.  It's my mission to watch it again this week properly, and I'll try and offer some better thoughts on it then.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 8/3/2009 11:03:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: chris_scott01

Watched Objective Burma this weekend with Errol Flynn, he was rather good in this one which tells the story of a group of paratroopers dropped into Burma to knock out a radar station (an event that would open Burma up for a second invasion by Allied forces).  The operation goes sour when their transport can't land to pick them up to take them back to India and so they must "walk out".  Enjoyable but there are 2-3 parts that are so hateful of Japanese forces, stereotyping all of them as torturers and savages that it leaves a unnecessary bitter aftertaste.



DId you know about the controversy before watching it? My grandparents are still of a generation that think it should still be banned.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 9/3/2009 2:56:11 AM   
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* Further Watches

Tetsuo 10/10 (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1989) many *
Tideland 10?/10 (Terry Gilliam, 2006) **

Election 9/10 (Alexander Payne, 1999) many *
To Die for 9/10 (Gus Van Sant, 1995)

Morgiana 8?/10 (Juraj Herz, 1972)
Crna Macka, Beli Macor 8?/10 (Emir Kusturika, 1998) *
The Signal 8?/10 (Bruckner/Bush/Gentry, 2007)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 8?/10 (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
Tirez sur le pianiste 8?/10 (Francois Truffaut, 1960)
Dogville 8?/10 (Lars Von Trier, 2003) *

Ichi the Killer 8?/10 (Takashi Miike, 2001)

Blood on Satan's claw 8?/10 (Piers haggard, 1971)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 8?/10 (Steven Spielberg, 2001) **
Concursante 8?/10 (Rodrigo Cortés, 2007)
Angustia 8/10 (Bigas Luna, 1987)
Dzien Swira 8/10 (Marek Koterski, 2002)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn 8?/10 (Sam Raimi, 1987)
Hard Candy 8/10 (David Slade, 2005) **
The Little mermaid 8?/10 (Ron Clemens, John Musker, 1989)
Dance of the Dead 8/10 (Gregg Bishops, 2008)

The Man from Earth 8?/10 (Richard Schenkman, 2007)
Poison 7?/10 (Todd Haynes, 1991)
Very Bad Things 7?/10 (Peter Berg, 1998)
Burn After Reading 7?/10 (Cohen & Cohen, 2008)
The Firemen's Ball 7?/10 (Milos Forman, 1967)
The Tingler 7?/10 (William Castle, 1959)
Tony Manero 7?/10 (Pablo Larrain, 2008)
Iedereen beroemd! 7?/10 (Dominicque Derrudere, 2000) ***
Frontiére(s) 7?/10 (Xavier Gens, 2007)
True Lies 7?/10 (James Cameron, 1994)

L'immoralitá 7?/10 (Massimo Pirri, 1978)
Mystery Men 7?/10 (Kinka Usher, 1999) **
Sitcom 7/10 (Francois Ozon, 1998)
The Band's Visit 7/10 (Eran Kolirin, 2007)
Zombie Honeymoon 7/10 (David Gebroe, 2004)
Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness 7/10 (Sam Raimi, 1992)*
The Assassination of Jesee James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10 (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
Jurassic Park 7/10 (Steven Spielberg, 1993) **
Clandestinos 7/10 (Antonio Hens, 2007)
Fun with Dick and Jane 7/10 (Dean Parisot, 2005)*

Perfect Day: the Millenium 7/10 (Harry Bradbeer, 2006)
Contamination 7/10 (Luigi Cozzi, 1980)
Jackass number Two 7/10 (Jeff Tremaine, 2006)
Life After People 7/10 (David DeVries, 2008)
Are We There Yet? 7/10 (Brian Levant, 2005)
Perfect Day: The Funeral 7/10 (Paul Seed, 2006)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 6?/10 (David Lynch, 1992)
Click 6?/10 (Frank Corasi, 2006)
Yes Man 6?/10 (Peyton Reed, 2008)
Flubber 6?/10 (Les Meyfield, 1997)

All the boys Love Mandy Lane 6?/10 (Jonathan levine, 2006)
Bewitched 6?/10 (Nora Efron, 2005)
Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D 6?/10 (Eric Brevig, 2008)

Batman Forever 6?/10 (Joel Schumacher, 1995)
50 first dates 6?/10 (Peter Segal, 2004) *
13 going on 30 6/10 (Gary Winick, 2004)
The Wedding Crashers 5?/10 (David Dobkin, 2005)
The Day the Earth Stood Still 5?/10 (Scott Derrickson, 2008)
Bones 4?/10 (Ernest R. Dickinson, 2001)
A Night at the Museum 4/10 (Shaun Levy, 2006)

Maid in Manhattan 4/10 (Wayne Wang, 2002)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2?/10 (Stephen Norrington, 2003) **




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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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RE: Top 100 Films I've Wathced This Year: 2009 - 9/3/2009 4:19:09 AM   
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ORIGINAL: elab49

The Lightship (Skolimowski, 1986)

Dreary and poorly written thriller with badly dated music all the more disappointing because of the quality of the leads - the underused Brandauer and a wildly misconceived performance from Duvall. The juvenile is pretty awful and the only creditable performance is Arliss Howard's attempt at a 'giggling psycho'. Seems to be another cliched attempt on son disappointed in 'coward' father only for father to come good.


I saw this last year and it's probably the first time I've seen Duvall give a bad performance. I rewatched Lonesome Dove afterwards to make me feel better



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