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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 3:31:20 PM   
Pigeon Army


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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army


I actually disagree - while Cheadle isn't given as much to work with, because the (small amount of) ground-work was done with Howard, Cheadle acquits himself as an action hero far better than Howard ever would have. I think it may be Howard's lisp. That thing is a dealbreaker.



I think there was more of a best mate vibe with Howard, whereas Cheadle seems a bit too stuck up to be Stark's best buddy.


A good point, and I personally think that's because they expect you to apply the groundwork made under Howard to Cheadle's portrayal, and the portrayals are kind of at odds with each other. That said, Rhodey and Stark feel far more chummy at the party that ends ultra-badly, or in the final action showdown, than they ever did in the original for me.


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ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army
Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 3:41:08 PM   
Ultimo Lee

 

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FIVE

Batman Returns US (Tim  Burton, 1992) {Apr} **
Brighton Rock UK (John Boulting, 1947) {Apr}
Nil By Mouth UK (Gary Oldman, 1997) {Apr}

FOUR
Boy A UK (John Crowley, 2007) {Apr}
Delicatessen France (Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro, 1991) {Apr}
Fishtank UK (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
{Apr}
Moon UK (Duncan Jones, 2009)
{Apr}
Night And The City UK
(Jules Dassin, 1950) {Apr}
Pee Wee's Big Adventure US (Tim Burton, 1985) {Apr}
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning UK (Karel Reisz, 1960)  {Apr}
Starsky And Hutch US (Todd Phillips, 2004)
{Apr} **
Uncle Buck US (John Hughes, 1989) {Apr} **
Venus UK (Roger Michell, 2006)
{Apr}

THREE
Bee Movie US (Steve Hickner & Simon J. Smith, 2007)
{Apr}
Big Fan US (Robert D. Siegel, 2009) {Apr}
Entre Les Murs/ The Class France
(Laurent Cantet, 2008) {Apr}
Ji Fat Faan Fat/ Cop On A Mission Hong Kong (Marco Mak, 2001) {Apr}
Hazard Japan (Sion Sono, 2005) {Apr}
It's Complicated US (Nancy Meyers, 2009) {Apr}
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With US (Jeff Garlin, 2006) {Apr}
Ratcatcher UK (Lynne Ramsay, 1999) {Apr}
Tôkyô nagaremono/ Tokyo Drifter Japan
(Seijun Suzuki, 1966) {Apr}
Treeless Mountain South Korea (So Yong-Kim, 2008) {Apr}
Trick r Treat US (Michael Dougherty, 2008) {Apr}
Laughing Gor Chi Cin Chit/ Turning Point Hong Kong (Herman Yau, 2009) {Apr}
Woyzeck Germany (Werner Herzog, 1979) {Apr}
Zombieland US (Ruben Fleischer, 2009) {Apr}
Zombieland US (Ruben Fleischer, 2009) {Apr} **

TWO

Extract US (Mike Judge, 2009) {Apr}
Look Back In Anger UK (Tony Richardson, 1958) {Apr}
Zero Poland (Pawel Borowski, 2009) {Apr}

ONE
Helen UK (Joe Lawler & Christine Molloy, 2008) {Apr}
Unmade Beds UK (Alexis Dos Santos, 2009) {Apr}

--In Alphabetical Order

** Rewatch


Best Film Of The Month (First Watches Only)
January: Joint Security Area
February: A Prophet
March:
Love Exposure
April: Brighton Rock

Worst Film Of The Month (First Watches Only)
January: Career Girls
February: Kantoku Banzai!
March:
Better Things
April: Unmade Beds

Short Films

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (The Quay Brothers & Keith Griffiths, 1984)

Documentaries
Tales From The Script (Peter Hanson, 2009)

By Country
US: 38
UK: 30
France: 12
Japan: 8
Hong Kong: 6
South Korea: 4
Ireland: 3
Denmark: 2
Belgium: 2
Germany 2
1: Argentina, Australia, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Peru, Romania, Sweden, Uruguay


By Decade
00's: 79
90's: 18
80's: 6
70's: 4
60's: 7
50's: 3
40's: 1


Jan: 27 Feb: 25 Mar: 33 Apr: 33 Total: 118



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 3:41:19 PM   
Deviation


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What did you think of the Mirror, Stalker and Ivan's Childhood chris? I gett he impression you liked them.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 4:04:39 PM   
Harry Lime


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Given up trying to keep my list in any sense of positional order, so I'm just giving my top ten and then ratings onwards!

Top Ten of 2010

01. Killer of Sheep (1977, Charles Burnett)
02. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (1962, Tony Richardson)
03. 2046 (2004, Wong Kar Wai)

04. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies)
05. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
06. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman)
07. Shane (1953, George Stevens)
08. L'albero degli zoccoli (1978, Ermanno Olmi)
09. Ucho (1970, Karel Kachyna)
10. The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)


5

2046 (2004, Wong Kar Wai)
Ashes of Time (1994, Wong Kar Wai)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies)
In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar Wai)
Killer of Sheep (1977, Charles Burnett)
Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
On The Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan)
Point Blank (1967, John Boorman)
Shane (1953, George Stevens)
Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks)
The Ear (1970, Karel Kachyna)
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (1962, Tony Richardson)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Ermanno Olmi)


4.5

A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson)
All That Jazz (1979, Bob Fosse)
Bigger Than Life (1956, Nicholas Ray)
Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse)
Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar Wai)
Dersu Uzala (1975, Akira Kurosawa)
Fort Apache (1948, John Ford)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Isao Takahata)
Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar Wai)
Red River (1948, Howard Hawks)
Taste of Cherry (1997, Abbas Kiarostami)
The Cranes are Flying (1957, Mikhail Kalatozov)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007, Julien Schnabel)
The French Connection (1971, William Friedkin)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001, Peter Jackson)
The Maltese Falcon (1941, John Huston)
This Sporting Life (1963, Lindsay Anderson)
The White Ribbon (2009, Michael Haneke)
Umberto D. (1952, Vittorio De Sica)


4

4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007, Cristian Mungiu)
Accattone (1961, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Antichrist (2009, Lars von Trier)
Clerks (1994, Kevin Smith)
Flower of the Arabian Nights (1974, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944, Vincente Minnelli)
Moon (2009, Duncan Jones)
Mr. Deeds goes to Town (1936, Frank Capra)
Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1960, Karel Reisz)
The History of Adèle H (1975, François Truffaut)
The Last Metro (1980, François Truffaut)
The Man who would be King (1975, John Huston)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan)
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Abbas Kiarostami)
Thirst (2009, Park Chan-wook)
Village of the Damned (1960, Wolf Rilla)


3.5

1984 (1956, Michael Anderson)
A Serious Man (2009, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
Adventureland (2009, Greg Mottola)
An Education (2009, Lone Scherfig)
Bluebeards's Eighth Wife (1938, Ernst Lubitsch)
Dark Victory (1939, Edmund Goulding)
Die Fälscher (2007, Stefan Ruzowitzky)
Drag Me To Hell (2009, Sam Raimi)
Kick-Ass (2010, Matthew Vaughan)
Love in the Afternoon (1972, Eric Rohmer)
My Dinner With Andre (1981, Louis Malle)
Rebecca (1940, Alfred Hitchcock)
Russian Ark (2002, Aleksandr Sokurov)
Shutter Island (2010, Martin Scorsese)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini)
The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002, Peter Jackson)
The Notebook (2004, Nick Cassavetes)
Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman)


3

Anvil: The Story Of Anvil (2008, Sacha Gervasi)
Bronson (2008, Nicolas Winding Refn)
Gomorra (2008, Matteo Garrone)
In The Loop (2009, Armando Iannucci)
Monsoon Wedding (2001, Mira Nair)
Of Time and the City (2008, Terence Davies)
Prizzi's Honor (1985, John Huston)
The Damned United (2009, Tom Hooper)
The English Patient (1996, Anthony Minghella)
The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, Peter Jackson)
Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer)


2.5

Invictus (2009, Clint Eastwood)
Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977, Satyajit Ray)
The 39 Steps (1959, Ralph Thomas)


2

Airport (1970, George Seaton)
Avatar (2009, James Cameron)
Hachiko: A Dog's Story (2009, Lasse Hallström)
Harry Brown (2009, Daniel Barber)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974, Sidney Lumet)
Sherlock Holmes (2009, Guy Ritchie)
The Killer Elite (1975, Sam Peckinpah)
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009, Robert Schwentke)


1.5

(500) Days of Summer (2009, Marc Webb)
Julie & Julia (2009, Nora Ephron)
Murder! (1930, Alfred Hitchcock)


1

Smokin' Aces (2006, Joe Carnahan)
The Football Factory (2004, Nick Love)


Films Viewed Per Decade

2010s - 2
2000s - 38
1990s - 9
1980s - 5
1970s - 16
1960s - 8
1950s - 8
1940s - 6
1930s - 4
1920s - 0
1910s - 0
1900's - 0


Top Ten Lead Actor Performances

Mathieu Amalric - Le scaphandre et le papillon
Marlon Brando - On The Waterfront
Tom Courtenay - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Gene Hackman - The French Connection
Richard Harris - This Sporting Life
Tony Leung - 2046
Lee Marvin - Point Blank
James Mason - Bigger Than Life
Henry Gayle Sanders - Killer of Sheep
Roy Scheider - All That Jazz


Top Ten Lead Actress Performances

Isabelle Adjani - L'histoire d'Adèle H
Jirina Bohdalová - Ucho
Maggie Cheung - Fa yeung nin wa
Catherine Deneuve - Le dernier métro
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Antichrist
Liza Minnelli - Cabaret
Rachel Roberts - This Sporting Life
Tatyana Samojlova - Letyat zhuravli
Rita Tushingham - A Taste of Honey
Faye Wong - Chung Hing sam lam


Top Ten Supporting Actor Performances

Giuseppe Brignoli - L'albero degli zoccoli
Montgomery Clift - Red River
Robert De Niro - Mean Streets
Van Heflin - Shane
Murray Melvin - A Taste of Honey
Maksim Munzuk - Dersu Uzala
Pete Postlethwaite - Distant Voices, Still Lives
Michael Redgrave - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
Roy Scheider - The French Connection
Max von Sydow - Le scaphandre et le papillon


Top Ten Supporting Actress Performances

Juliet Binoche - The English Patient
Dora Bryan - A Taste of Honey
Maria-Pia Casilio - Umberto D.
Marie-Josée Croze - Le scaphandre et le papillon
Freda Dowie - Distant Voices, Still Lives
Anjelica Huston - Prizzi's Honor
Rachel Roberts - Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
Eva Marie Saint - On The Waterfont
Laura Vasiliu - 4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile
Zhang Ziyi - 2046


Shorts (40 Minutes or less)

Live Action

The Horse (1973, Charles Burnett)
Robert. Schastlivanya zhizn (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Véronique et son cancre (1958, Eric Rohmer)
Several Friends (1969, Charles Burnett)
Momma Don't Allow (1955, Karel Reisz / Tony Richardson)


Animated

La dama y la muerte (2009, Javier Recio Gracia)
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (2008, Nicky Phelan)
French Roast (2008, Fabrice Joubert)


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If I get there early will it be the right time
our heaven is just waiting so put your hand into mine.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 4:08:12 PM   
chris_scott01


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Yeah, the execution of Mirror can't be faulted, well thought out and deftly controlled and composed.  I'm still slightly bewildered by it as it isn't a film you pick up on everything straight away on first view but it did seem like the film was almost too personal.  So much so that a viewer (well at least for me) would struggle to identify with it.

I was really looking forward to Stalker but again felt a bit let down.  Maybe my Bressonian senses are completely deadened but there were points of the film where the threat seemed so slight and vague I almost laughed out loud at the three men waving their arms around a swamp while raving about some big bad devouring force not inches from their fingertips.  Having said that, it's vision was quite convincingly desolate and discomforting, especially the early scenes.

Ivan's Childhood I really liked.  Maybe it was the easiest to access or most normal of Tarkovsky's films being his first feature, but still, a beautifully shot film with an interesting premise and good performances.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 6:27:38 PM   
TRM


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I'm intrigued to see what, I feel, is the deeply flawed copycat of Truffaut's Bride Wore Black (one of his most annoying films for me, admittedly because I know the original book quite well), above the likes of Of Time and the City and On Dangerous Ground. I need to add a review for it myself for this year at some point as I rewatched it after I reread the book at the beginning of the year. Is it just the vagaries of trying to order films or deliberate positives you'd argue for it?


SPOILERS

Taking the 3 films in order:
The bride wore black has a terrible start. The first scene is very very poorly done by Truffaut's standards, but it doesnt take long to improve and get into the flow of the film. I actually really like the things which Tarantino has taken from The bride wore black: the checklist, the brutal murders (including the one with the child in the house), the unrelenting desire to see the task through. Jeanne Moreau is really good in the lead role as well, switching pretty easily between seeming very normal, to going into the murderous mindset, and all of the killings seem quite clever as well (with the exception of the last, which can surely only go down as blind luck). But yes it does have its problems, such as the original murder of the husband and how the group came together, which could have been dealt with in a better way, and how she was recognised by one of the guests at the party despite the fact that the people she was targeting were meant to live a long way apart, and have no contact with each other. It makes the idea that they would share someone in their social circle (who would surely have talked about the first killing to his friends) as being a little too unbelievable. But generally, I did enjoy it, and it does move along at a cracking pace.

Of time and the city is pretty close to the bride wore black I think in quality. Davies does a really great job of explaining what has happened to the city with the use of some great visuals, but my one problem with this film was a big one, and it was simply that I didnt like Davies narration. Near the start, some of the things he was saying just didnt feel like they were needed, as the visuals did the job well enough, and in general, I just didnt get the emotion from his voice at all.

On dangerous ground I think I went over some of the negatives before *searches out what I said a little while ago*

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On dangerous ground (Nicholas Ray, 1952, USA) - Apr -
*Some spoilers*
Nicholas Ray is always someone I mean to look into more, but never know where to go (have seen In a lonely place/Rebel without a cause/The savage innocents) so when I noticed I had this recorded (no idea from when ) I thought I would give it a go. Anyway the film itself, It has the problem that it all feels a bit rushed at 82 minutes. The basic set up is of Robert Ryan's character (Jim) as a cop who seems to hate himself for enjoying how rough he is with his suspects. After doing this one too many times, he is sent out of the city to help with a murder case, with the issue being that this doesnt happen until half an hour into the film. From this point onwards, we get to the real story of the film, as Jim starts to feel sorry for a blind woman (played by Ida Lupino) who is the brother of the man suspected of murder and the man Jim is currently trying to track down.
The acting apart from Ryan isn't anything particularly great, but he gets across the emotional issues of the cop pretty well. It is however clear that the star of the film is Nicholas Ray, with his sweeping camera movements, and the cleverly chosen shots doing a good job of setting up the mood of the film. He does however make a very bad choice with how he ends the films (without revealing anything, it should end 1 minute earlier), and the aforementioned issue of the set up of the character taking too long, leads to issues with the pacing in the main part (how the murderer is found comes along way too easily) as well as it seeming to be way too lucky a guess by Jim on where the murderer headed.



But I wouldnt have it too far behind the other two.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 7:14:39 PM   
Harry Lime


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Of time and the city is pretty close to the bride wore black I think in quality. Davies does a really great job of explaining what has happened to the city with the use of some great visuals, but my one problem with this film was a big one, and it was simply that I didnt like Davies narration. Near the start, some of the things he was saying just didnt feel like they were needed, as the visuals did the job well enough, and in general, I just didnt get the emotion from his voice at all.

I think that hits the nail on the head, TRM. I found Davies' narration really frustrating, to the point where at times he veered dangerously close to coming across as a sanctimonious bore with bile running through his veins. I'm as stauch a republican as they come but even I found his whole "Phil and Liz" banter cheap and boorish. Which is a shame because his use of location and of soundtrack was beautiful.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 10:42:16 PM   
homersimpson_esq


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April, in summary

FIVE STARS
if.... (Anderson, 1968)
La Notte
(Antonioni, 1961) April
Life of Brian (Jones, 1979) April
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
(Kershner, 1980) April

Airplane
(Abrahams, Zucker, Zucker, 1980) April

I Am Love
(Guadagnino, 2009) April

FOUR STARS
Full Metal Jacket
(Kubrick, 1987) April

Chimes At Midnight
(Welles, 1965) April
Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962) April
Kick Ass (Vaughn, 2010) April
Bad Day At Black Rock (Sturges, 1955) April
The Trial
(Welles, 1962) April

Happiness
(Solondz, 1998) April
Iron Man 2 (Favreau, 2010) April
Fantômas (Feuillade, 1913) April
Drunken Master (Ping, 1978) April
Shallow Grave (Boyle, 1994) April
Mr Arkadin (Welles, 1955) April
Gorgeous (Kok, 1999) April
Whip It (Barrymore, 2009) April
JCVD (El Mechri, 2008) April
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (Marchand, 1983) April
Billy Liar
(Schlesinger, 1963) April

Following
(Nolan, 1998) April
The Blind Side (Hancock, 2009) April
All The Real Girls (Green, 2003) April

THREE STARS
Nurse Betty (LaBute, 2000) April
How To Train Your Dragon (DeBlois, Sanders, 2010) April
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (Lucas, 2005) April
Life During Wartime
(Solondz, 2009) April

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
(Lucas, 1999) April

TWO STARS
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack Of The Clones
(Lucas, 2002) April
Repo Men (Sapochnik, 2010) April

ONE STAR
The Headless Woman (Martel, 2008)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 1/5/2010 11:39:02 PM   
Gram123

 

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013) Tokyo Sonata  (Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Japan, 2008, Broadcast) - 7.0
Circumstances dictated that my viewing of this was broken up into (5!) pieces, but I eventually finished watching, and quite enjoyed its slightly rambling style, which felt somewhat similar to Warm Water Under a Red Bridge, and other Japanese dramas.


029) How to Murder Your Wife  (Richard Quine, USA, 1965, Broadcast) - 6.0
In this weird period of paternity leave (which is flying by apace), if I do get to watch any films at all, it looks like it'll be during daylight hours. This was on TCM, and I haven't seen it for years, so I gave it a re-watch. S'alright.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:13:14 AM   
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Centurion (2010, Neil Marshall)

Blood. That red liquid that keeps us alive yet makes many people faint. And arouses others (I'm looking at you, Dev). There's something incredibly visceral about seeing it on screen, and Centurion knows this, and delivers it in buckets. Throats are slit, heads sliced off or in half, it runs down rivers, in mud, across chests and out of mouths. One can only wonder how much of the budget was spent on fake blood. It's just one of the many things about the film that is over the top and ridiculous. For Centurion is a ridiculous film, and really, a hugely flawed one. The dialogue clunks, the female picts are unfeasibly good looking, and Etain's madd skillz are unbelievable. Yet, frak it, I loved it.

There are some films that you are willing to overlook it's evident flaws and accept the fact that you enjoy it a lot. Well Centurion is one of those films for me. I don't care that it's a merely average film, I enjoyed every minute of it. It's not even that bad. The shots of Scotland are dramatic, and they clearly evoke the sheer power of nature. Michael Fassbender is electric in the central role, and his voiceover is hypnotic and engaging. The supporting cast aren't given much to work with, but Olga Kurylenko is a dominant screen force, and is damn sexy. But with this film sensible, objective analysis is lost. Because, well, it feels made for me. My forum name gives me away a little. I'll already be on the side of any film that features Romans, and this one is fast paced and entertaining enough to mean that it is the best swords and sandals film since Gladiator. Although the competition isn't tough...4/5

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:16:10 AM   
Deviation


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That's not Agora. Therefore you fail. 

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There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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ORIGINAL: elab49
I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:21:31 AM   
swordsandsandals


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Is Agora good, then? I liked The Others.

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Swords is right about everything.



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Swords smells like bum.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:27:16 AM   
Deviation


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Well response has been rather positive. Plus it's Amenabar, the man has never done a film that can be considered less than good. 

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ORIGINAL: Dpp1978
There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

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ORIGINAL: elab49
I really wish I could go down to see Privates

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:32:29 AM   
swordsandsandals


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I've only seen The Others, although I've only heard good things about The Sea inside me

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Swords is right about everything.



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Swords smells like bum.



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 11:51:01 AM   
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I watched five films in April, with only one new watch - Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Oh dear.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 12:31:06 PM   
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April's viewing, for your perusal.

01.    2046 (2004, Wong, CHN/FRN/GER/HKG) – 4.5/5
02.    Ran (1985, Kurosawa, JPN/FRN) – 4.5/5
03.    Barton Fink (1991, Coen & Coen, USA/UK) – 4.5/5
04.    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra, USA) – 4.5/5
05.    Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) (1954, Kurosawa, JPN) – 4.5/5
06.    Suzhou he (Suzhou River) (2000, Lou, CHN/GER) – 4.5/5
07.    Fa yeung nin wa (In the Mood for Love) (2000, Wong, HKG/FRN) – 4.5/5
08.    Akage (Red Lion) (1969, Okamoto, JPN) – 4.5/5
09.    The Missing Person (2009, Buschel, USA) – 4/5
10.    Boy (2010, Waititi, NZ) – 4/5

11.    Woochi (2009, Choi, SKR) – 4/5
12.    De fem benspænd (The Five Obstructions) (2003, Leth & von Trier, DEN/SWI/BLG/FRN) – 4/5
13.    Face/Off (1997, Woo, USA) – 4/5
14.    Killer of Sheep (1977, Burnett, USA) – 4/5
15.    Ai no mukidashi (Love Exposure) (2008, Sono, JPN) – 4/5
16.    Xiang Gang zhi zao (Made in Hong Kong) (1997, Chan, HKG) – 4/5
17.    The Hurt Locker (2008, Bigelow, USA) – 4/5
18.    Genova (2008, Winterbottom, UK) – 3.5/5
19.    Iron Man 2 (2010, Favreau, USA) – 3.5/5
20.    If…. (1968, Anderson, UK) – 3.5/5

21.    Kick-Ass (2010, Vaughn, USA/UK) – 3.5/5
22.    An American Werewolf in London (1981, Landis, UK/USA) – 3.5/5
23.    Silmido (2003, Kang, SKR) – 3/5
24.    Stop-Loss (2008, Peirce, USA) – 3/5
25.    Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2009, Ade, GER) – 3/5
26.    Escape From New York (1981, Carpenter, UK/USA)– 2.5/5
27.    Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994, Segal, USA) – 2/5*
28.    Gran Torino (2008, Eastwood, USA) – 1.5/5
29.    The Room (2003, Wiseau, USA) – 1/5

SHORT FILMS
01.    Det perfekte menneske (The Perfect Human) (1967, Leth, DEN) – 3.5/5
02.    Wasp (2003, Arnold, UK) – 3.5/5
03.    Il giorno della prima di Close Up (The Opening Day of Close Up) (1996, Moretti, ITA/FRN) – 1.5/5



FILMS BY DECADE
2010s - 03
2000s - 15
1990s - 05
1980s - 03
1970s - 01
1960s - 03
1950s - 01
1940s - 01
1930s - 00
1920s - 00
1910s - 00
1900s - 00


FILMS BY COUNTRY
Denmark  -  01
Germany  -  01
Hong Kong  -  01
Japan  -  03
NZ  -  01
South Korea  -  02
UK  -  03
USA  -  10

Mixed  -  10



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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 12:45:09 PM   
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I had a look back through as I'd completely missed your Ran review. It isn't quite my favourite Shakespeare, so I didn't have the same level of trepidation before watching the film, and I agree completely with your comments. I was thrilled, though, to see it on the big screen a couple of months ago - the scene as they look up parched at the sun is pretty stunning in the cinema.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:41:46 PM   
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I had a look back through as I'd completely missed your Ran review. It isn't quite my favourite Shakespeare, so I didn't have the same level of trepidation before watching the film, and I agree completely with your comments. I was thrilled, though, to see it on the big screen a couple of months ago - the scene as they look up parched at the sun is pretty stunning in the cinema.


It is spectacular. I'd love to see the castle siege sequence on the big screen.

45. Dancer in the Dark (2000, von Trier, DEN/GER/NTH/ITA/USA/UK/FRN/SWD/FIN/ICE/NOR) – 4/5
There's a song by American comedians The Lonely Island called The Heist, a bad-ass, hardcore rap conversation between two young white professionals who enjoy red wine, Home & Gardens magazines and speedwalking. At one point, they briefly discuss a book they've been reading, each commenting on it - "That's the one, that shit was sad, had me cryin' on the pages/Yo, I read that motherfucker, had me sad as fuck for ages." This song is relevant for two reasons - one, the person who made me watch the film is a fellow fan of The Lonely Island, and two, Dancer in the Dark is a film that, like the book about the girl who left her family up in Cavo, had me sad as fuck for ages. Between this and Dogville, von Trier displays a mastery of the art of the tragedy, delivering an emotionally powerful film that matches the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies for sheer heartwrenching sadness. Bjork is stunning in her role as Selma, a Czech immigrant unfaltering in her optimism and steadfast in her promises. von Trier takes this woman, who is nothing less than admirable, and destroys her, and while it's cruel, Dancer in the Dark is a carefully-realised exercise in cruelty, and as such doesn't feel as relentless as Breaking the Waves or as distastefully pointless as The Idiots. Her strengths are exploited as weaknesses by those around her, and even though there are plenty of people fighting her corner, all it takes is one desperate man to destroy her. Tragedy is universal in von Trier's world, and he makes this point excellently while offering a nice counterpoint in Selma's optimism and obsession with Hollywood musicals, manifesting itself in excellent song-and-dance sequences derived from the sounds of her environments. There are still problems with the film - von Trier's dialogue doesn't flow naturally, something that is also a problem with some of his lyrics (Cvalda and I've Seen it All sound clunky at points), and von Trier's DV camera really isn't suited to the musical numbers, undermining the conceit of Selma's fantasy sequences somewhat by not going the whole hog - but Dancer in the Dark is a saddening film, one that understands what makes tragedy great and then spends two and a half hours showing everyone else.

136. Score (1995, Muroga, JPN) - 2/5
Looking like a product of the 1980s and feeling like the pet project of a 17 year old who just got a camera, Score is a fantastically derivative film. Cribbing liberally from Reservoir Dogs, Natural Born Killers, The Killer, Hard-Boiled, A Better Tomorrow and others, Score skirts about as close to out-and-out plagiarism as one film can without having to call itself a remake and spend money on rights. Director Atsushi Muroga has made a film about suited crims who rob a jewelry store and hole up in an isolated factory, only to be waylaid by a hitchhiking serial killer couple. He has made a film that trades in violent set-pieces 'inspired by' Woo films, complete with guns akimbo and people pushing themselves into the open on low trolleys. He has made a film with all of this, and then named one of the characters Tequila as if we hadn't noticed the other stuff. But all this would be at least understandable if it was tongue in cheek, or in the very least self-aware. But Score is not tongue in cheek. It is not self-aware. It is a conga line of rip-offs without a strobe light to be seen or a lively mariachi band to be heard. It is dour and serious, which makes its roots in plagiarism all that more reprehensible. Muroga's a good director, and he apes Woo's visual style with skill and grace; some of the performances, particularly that of ultra-serious mullet wearer Hitoshi Ozawa, are entertaining and fun to watch; and if the film does nothing else, it overcompensates with over-the-top violence. But it's still a trashy B-movie laden with lies and copyright infringement, and it tops that by having the gall to deny what it is.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 2/5/2010 1:54:15 PM   
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The Groundstar Conspiracy (Johnson, 1972)
 
Often categorised under SF noir, Johnson's film is an excellent little thriller that fits perfectly into the cycle of 70s US conspiracy films with some similarities to the later British film The Jigsaw Man and even the Stephen King mini-series The Golden Years (with the ruthless Tuxan a clear prototype for RD Call's "Andrews".
 
A top-secret US research lab blows up leaving one survivor to turn up at the home of new arrival Nicole Devon. Burnt almost beyond recognition and revealed as the culprit, he survives plastic surgery and is taken into custody by the base's security chief Tuxan to try and find out who he really is and who he is working for.
 
What the film demonstrates beyond doubt is that George Peppard is superb as a the hard bastard. As the man in charge his character is consistently take-no-prisoners ruthless – no softening, and absolutely dedicated to his goal. He controls all the players like a chess grandmaster and gives one of his most enjoyable performances as a result.
 
The film nicely works in a romantic subplot (think Three Days of the Condor – I bet writer Grady did, producing the source for that a couple of years later!), and gives us enough options for the bad guy to be going on with while throwing in a few effective twists that still work extremely well. A thoroughly enjoyable film that is, sadly, rather difficult to find these days.  

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 6:15:40 AM   
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45. La Règle du jeu/The Rules of the Game (1st view, 1939, Jean Renoir) - 4/5*
Pretty good.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 11:06:38 AM   
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45. La Règle du jeu/The Rules of the Game (1st view, 1939, Jean Renoir) - 4/5*
Pretty good.



I'm shocked.  Glad you liked it, it took me a couple of times to appreciate fully.  Elab will be pleased.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 5:35:05 PM   
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Renoir did better in 5 minutes in taking apart class conflict in Diary of a Chambermaid than he did in that tosh 7 year earlier.
 
Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002)
 
'cause it is there, I will watch. Not remotely up to stuff I need to think about at the moment, so the appearance of this post-Lewis (which was, itself, a clear rip-off of Holmes's Musgrave Ritual), the timing worked perfectly. All the oppositions work perfectly (class in Ryan vs the rest, and it also gives a nod to the basic Angela Carter werewolf/menstruation/female thing that Ginger Snaps takes on perfectly). Plus it's bloody good fun and Pertwee/McKidd/Morfitt are all great.
 
The Third Day (Smight, 1965)
 
A man climbs up an incline where the camera has shown us the evidence of a car crash. Without his memory, he makes it home into the middle of a marriage falling apart and major business shenanigans and sets out to find out what happened and try to put things back together.
 
I think Third Day has the kind of 60s type Hitchcock leanings that a lot of contemporary thrillers tried for and failed, although in Robert Surtees it has a big name cinematographer who gives us some nice shots, but the predominantly dirty grey coastline and the beige house interiors don't give much to work on. Amnesia was clearly in as well – the far superior Mirage came out the same year.
 
Positives are some of the performances. This was an accidental Peppard double-bill and, although he is much better in Groundstar, he is fine enough here. Real wife Elizabeth Ashley is awful though – she wobbles between thinking she's doing Tennessee Williams and just wobbling. Dame Mona Washbourne makes an odd US appearance as a wonderfully sharp aunt who gets one of the best lines when wondering if the manner of her son's birth – caesarian – explains his manner. Roddy McDowall enjoys the role, one of the few that gives us a rounded character with a bit of depth. While possibly of note as Herbert Marshall's final film, don't bother – as a stroke victim all he does is move his finger a few times. Finally, Arte Johnson – normally a funny man (I first knew him in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in I think – plays a creepy little pianist really rather well.
 
The script is a bit of a mess with plot and motivation often muddled and/or missing and people doing odd things to move the story along, or silly coincidences turning up. Pacing is also a problem – at 2 hrs it is far too long for what it is and good edit could cut at least a ¼ and have more fun glossing over the problems.
 
But for Washbourne, it's certainly watchable IMO. But I wonder if one of the reasons it has fallen through the cracks are some serious problems with sexual politics – the film clearly takes the mans side when he accuses his straying entirely on his wife and what she won't provide for him, something taken up by the aunt and then by the nut who tries to rape her in a tit for tat. Really dodgy thinking going on there.
 
Deep Rising (Sommers, 1998)
 
Stephen Sommers practice swing before the highly enjoyable The Mummy features much of the same special effects of half-eaten faces and Kevin J O'Connor in the same self-pitying role. Treat Williams doesn't quite have the panache Fraser would have in his later role, or, indeed, a role that's much cop. It just doesn't seem to hit that sense of fun that makes The Mummy so enjoyable, and it's clear from the final shot that had it done better this is the one that would have had sequels (the final shot being the one that the Lost writers clearly saw ). The gang of crooks are fairly generic yet oddly recognisable (including Cliff Curtis and Jason Flemying) and the bad guy fairly obvious. In short, preposterous and not as much fun as a rollicking Sunday afternoon film really demands.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 5:38:45 PM   
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Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002)
 
'cause it is there, I will watch. Not remotely up to stuff I need to think about at the moment, so the appearance of this post-Lewis (which was, itself, a clear rip-off of Holmes's Musgrave Ritual), the timing worked perfectly. All the oppositions work perfectly (class in Ryan vs the rest, and it also gives a nod to the basic Angela Carter werewolf/menstruation/female thing that Ginger Snaps takes on perfectly). Plus it's bloody good fun and Pertwee/McKidd/Morfitt are all great.


Rawls likes this as well, right?


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 6:48:26 PM   
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Dog Soldiers (Marshall, 2002)
 
'cause it is there, I will watch. Not remotely up to stuff I need to think about at the moment, so the appearance of this post-Lewis (which was, itself, a clear rip-off of Holmes's Musgrave Ritual), the timing worked perfectly. All the oppositions work perfectly (class in Ryan vs the rest, and it also gives a nod to the basic Angela Carter werewolf/menstruation/female thing that Ginger Snaps takes on perfectly). Plus it's bloody good fun and Pertwee/McKidd/Morfitt are all great.
 




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Lots of people should have caught it - it was on my list of Brit films this week on UK free TV.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 10:53:11 PM   
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Anyone born from my birthday on can never be old. Fact.




Even Dick Van Dyke became old. You have no chance of avoiding it.


Speaking of Van Dyke - will you be nominating an album for the HoF? Mans has already lost maximum points from you with Alice, and I think my choice for this round would get atleast 2nd highest.


Shit! Springsteen reviews! Sorry! When I'm on my home computer tonight I'll send them through. Maybe I am getting old.

As for HoF, there's something I want to nominate, but I need to check if it's on Spotify. If not I'll think of something else to nominate and send that through tonight as well.




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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 11:30:43 PM   
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Of time and the city is pretty close to the bride wore black I think in quality. Davies does a really great job of explaining what has happened to the city with the use of some great visuals, but my one problem with this film was a big one, and it was simply that I didnt like Davies narration. Near the start, some of the things he was saying just didnt feel like they were needed, as the visuals did the job well enough, and in general, I just didnt get the emotion from his voice at all.

I think that hits the nail on the head, TRM. I found Davies' narration really frustrating, to the point where at times he veered dangerously close to coming across as a sanctimonious bore with bile running through his veins. I'm as stauch a republican as they come but even I found his whole "Phil and Liz" banter cheap and boorish. Which is a shame because his use of location and of soundtrack was beautiful.


I was expecting to come back to this thread to see Elab disagreeing with me, so this is a nice surprise. Thanks Harry

I fully agree about how beautiful the location and music are. I have also said this about The General dvd recently, that I left the dvd in player after the film finished just to be able to listen to the music again. It does mean that my expectations have been raised for Davies other features.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 3/5/2010 11:52:30 PM   
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Sorry, I got distracted. I like Davies's voice (he also did a recent radio piece concentrating on memory and his mother). I can see why a problem with that will affect the view of a piece, though - it is so very deeply personal that if the person doesn't appeal the appeal of the film will be hit. But the voice sounds authentic to me - in keeping with shorts and the 2 features on his family.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 4/5/2010 1:52:16 AM   
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45. La Règle du jeu/The Rules of the Game (1st view, 1939, Jean Renoir) - 4/5*
Pretty good.



I'm shocked.  Glad you liked it, it took me a couple of times to appreciate fully.  Elab will be pleased.



It took me a while to get into it, but once they got to the house it picked up. It was the cinematography I found more fascinating than the characters in many ways, it really helped get me into the story. And I can see where Gosford Park got inspiration from (which I prefer. Along with Upstairs, Downstairs!)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2010 - 4/5/2010 6:29:27 AM   
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12. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1st view, 1988, Terence Davies) - 4/5*
Not as good as The Long day Closes, but still great. Should have won HOF 7.


152. Harper (1st view, 1966, Jack Smight) - 2/5*
Paul Newman stars as a private investigator, hired by Lauren Bacall to find her missing husband. Pretty lame overall.

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