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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 5:16:33 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 6:27:37 PM   
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Rob Roy (1995, Michael Caton Jones) - Just a little bit dull. 2/5

Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5

Take Shelter (2011, Jeff Nichols) - One of the best films I've seen this year, certainly one of the most involving. 5/5

Hugo (2011, Martin Scorsese) - I LOVED the second half. First was awkward. 4/5

50/50 (2011, Jonathan Levine) - ANNA KENDRICK 4/5

A Town Called Panic - 3rd time this year, still great 5/5

Cars 2 (2011, John Lasseter) - Mind bogglingly rubbish. 2/5

The Science of Sleep (2006, Michel Gondry) - Brilliantly inventive, undeniably weird. INCEPTION MEETS A TOWN CALLED PANIC.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 6:36:51 PM   
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Ooh, also

Tai Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo Ping) - Not as good as Iron Monkey, but still ludicrously entertaining. Features the best kung fu move ever.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:09:26 PM   
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98. Contagion (2011, Steven Soderbergh, USA/UAE) - 4/5 ***SPOILERS AHEAD***
(even Jude Law with his ropey Australian accent)


He was supposed to be Australian then? I wondered but it seemed kind of all over the place and I wasn't sure if I'd missed something that placed him.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:14:04 PM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5





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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:16:59 PM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5






Rickman is great.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:17:08 PM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5






I caught Prince of Thieves for the first time in ages on one of the movie channels a few months ago. It hasn't aged well IMO. 2/5 would be more or less what I'd give it as well.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:24:22 PM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5






I caught Prince of Thieves for the first time in ages on one of the movie channels a few months ago. It hasn't aged well IMO. 2/5 would be more or less what I'd give it as well.


I said this on twitter yesterday: I like cheese when it is an ingredient of something bigger. This is basically just a plate full of edam.

I've also updated my Top films of 2011, rearranged a few that were out of place. For all those of you that care. Sorry I've not been around much of late, folks. I might do a big review dump as a new year thing,

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 7:28:19 PM   
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SPOILERS, LIKE LOADS OF THEM The truly frightening thing about Lang's masterpiece, isn't the child killer, Hans (Peter Lorre) sending Berlin into a panic with his snatchings, it's the fact that they have to rely on the criminal underworld to track him down and capture him. What's worse is that just when you think he is about to be executed, the police finally arrive and take him to trial where it's likely he'll escape the death sentence on an insanity plea and quite possibly be free to roam the streets again. The final shot of the bereaved mothers, still weeping for their dead children and how they've been let down by the system, is utterly haunting. However, despite that prominent subtext, it's not as simple as a film baying for blood or crying out in support of the death sentence. Lorre (quite superb here, all bug-eyed and sweaty paranoia) crying for clemency and claiming he's a victim to the demons in his mind really makes you pause and think about the justice system, particularly one that is dealt out by criminals. Paranoid and gripping, Lang has a cinematic, wide-screened view of the city that is somehow throat-clenchingly claustrophobic and terrifying. (5)


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 8:06:54 PM   
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SPOILERS, LIKE LOADS OF THEM

The final shot of the bereaved mothers, still weeping for their dead children and how they've been let down by the system, is utterly haunting.


Spoilers

I read that totally different. The idea that they have to watch their children relating as much to watching they don't grow up to be murderers (Nazis) as to watching they don't end up murdered themselves. I didn't think it was aimed as an attack at the system but more a wider message to German society at that time.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 9:02:50 PM   
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The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2011)

Either fetishist film making at its worst or best, I'm going to close my eyes and jump right in there for the latter.  This is an exquisite artifice to be sure, Rattigan's drama is purposely undramatic for long periods, the muted dialogue and short, 2 minute long, seemingly inconsequential vignettes of packaged-out back story make you wonder if the whole thing couldn't be done as a monologue of the heroine's remembrances.  Look at the scenes with Weisz and Simon Russel Beale, Davies rarely puts them in the same shot and the effect is a natural distance between the two but also throws up a wistful exchange of effective monologue.  The story and the story-telling is deceptively simple.  Very deceptive.  The transition between first and second act (there's a preceding overture swimming in strings) is so, almost too, seamless that I was completely thrown by the chronology and had to fight hard to keep my place in the goings on.  This is where I feel the viewer has to snap out of the hypnotic complacency that dreamy art installation cinema can present.  Jesus, I thought, this is where I have to buck up my ideas and pay attention to the detailed smattering of import seeded in this notionally simple dialogue.  The scenes get longer, the narrative more cohesive, Tom Hiddleston and Beale have more to do.  It actually becomes really satisfying and becomes something more that just a pretty celluloid face.  Hiddleston, is fooking tremendous. A charismatic eye-magnet who is completely believable in his insecurities as well as his wiles. The acting across the board is incredibly... assured.  Just assured.  I normally hate to watch couples fighting on screen but here it's a glorious fireworks display.  There does exist here some ethereal instances of diabolic wit but often too the dialogue can be a liability.  The lines can sometimes be a cocktail of purposeful banality and then a stab at the over-written attempts at poetry, both of which scream A LEVEL!!! I did quite like some of the corniness in choice lines, I'm pretty sure they are deliberately corny in Rattigan's oeuvre as he shows the excruciation of a couple trying groping for profundity in their partings.  Aside from these stylistic mood swings there is a scene of such simplicity, such working class down to earth poignancy that floored me to the extent that in hinsight I sort of wish the film had ended there.  But it didn't.  But it's still a heady viewing experience to be relished and revisited in your head and on repeat viewings.  Davies may be in danger of busting a blood vessell to achieve loveliness here but he's made a film capable of actual beauty as well.  If you're still cynical about all of this don't worry, you can't possibly be non-plussed about the degree of professionalism and craft this film gets from all corners of the medium.  It's lush dudes!
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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 10:53:40 PM   
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98. Contagion (2011, Steven Soderbergh, USA/UAE) - 4/5 ***SPOILERS AHEAD***
(even Jude Law with his ropey Australian accent)


He was supposed to be Australian then? I wondered but it seemed kind of all over the place and I wasn't sure if I'd missed something that placed him.



I have the script but I haven't checked it yet - given the Australian inflections throughout it and the Assagne-esque inflections to the character, I'm pretty confident in calling him Aussie.

Gotta say though, I'm a fan of Jude Law generally and his work here is great despite the accent. He's just so self-righteous - the television interview is a fantastic piece of acting (and a really good example of the composition and the colours working together to draw attention to illness and indications of physical weakness).

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 11:16:07 PM   
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Update since September....eeep!

25 films is a bit paltry for 3 months.


*****
1. My Favourite Wife  (Garson Kanin, 1940)
2. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  (Tomas Alfredson, 2011)
3. Shortbus  (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006)
4. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn  (Steven Spielberg, 2011)
5. The Deep Blue Sea  (Terence Davies, 2011)
6. I Shot JFK  (, 2006)

****
7. We Need to Talk About Kevin  (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)
8. Diary of a Lost Girl  (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
9. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown  (Pedro Almodovar, 1988)
10. Rabbit Hole  (John Cameron Mitchell, 2010)
11. Arsenic and Old Lace  (Frank Capra, 1944)

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12. Kill List  (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
13. Melancholia  (Lars Von Trier, 2011)
14. The Station Agent  (Tom McCarthy, 2003)
15. Drive  (Nicholas Wending Refn, 2011)
16. Tyrannosaur  (Paddy Considine, 2011)
17. Bad Education  (Pedro Almodovar, 2004)
18. Penny Serenade  (George Stevens, 1941)
19. La Piscine  (Jacques Deray, 1969)
20. Stone  (John Curran, 2010)
21. Night and Day  (Michael Curtiz, 1946)

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22. The Amazing Adventure  (Alfred Zeisler, 1936)
23. Broken Embraces  (Pedro Almodovar, 2009)
24. Warrior  (Gavin O'Connor, 2011)

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25. Fright Night  (Craig Gillespie, 2011)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 11:32:00 PM   
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98. Contagion (2011, Steven Soderbergh, USA/UAE) - 4/5 ***SPOILERS AHEAD***
(even Jude Law with his ropey Australian accent)


He was supposed to be Australian then? I wondered but it seemed kind of all over the place and I wasn't sure if I'd missed something that placed him.



I have the script but I haven't checked it yet - given the Australian inflections throughout it and the Assagne-esque inflections to the character, I'm pretty confident in calling him Aussie.

Gotta say though, I'm a fan of Jude Law generally and his work here is great despite the accent. He's just so self-righteous - the television interview is a fantastic piece of acting (and a really good example of the composition and the colours working together to draw attention to illness and indications of physical weakness).


It didn't bother me enough to diss the performance (as it might with some) - I was just curious because various inflections seemed to come and go


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 5/12/2011 11:50:44 PM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5




Soooo much better than the Ridley Scott one.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 12:46:06 AM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5




Soooo much better than the Ridley Scott one.


In my mind the Disney version is the only good Robin Hood I've seen. The rest...

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 12:51:39 AM   
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Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (1991, Kevin Costner) - Absolutely naff. 2/5




Soooo much better than the Ridley Scott one.


In my mind the Disney version is the only good Robin Hood I've seen. The rest...



The disney version has some horrendously lazy animation in it.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 12:53:32 AM   
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I was told good things about Robin and Marian. 

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 1:14:43 AM   
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The greatest Robin  Hood was obviously Robin Hood Daffy

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 1:45:04 AM   
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Muppets > Disney > Daffy > Costner > Crowe > Flynn


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 1:49:24 AM   
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Muppets > Disney > Daffy > Costner > Crowe > Flynn



You mad.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 9:38:23 AM   
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Costner > Crowe > Flynn



...I'm pretty sure this is provably wrong.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 9:41:16 AM   
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As I said in your thread, the score for the Flynn film is awsome, the film isn't. Although I should give it bonus points for Rathbone.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 10:21:36 AM   
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Just for Rathbone? What about its Claude Rains bonus?

EDIT: And when you said you didn't like it, I didn't realise you preferred the Crowe version.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 10:45:34 AM   
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M (Fritz Lang)

SPOILERS, LIKE LOADS OF THEM

The final shot of the bereaved mothers, still weeping for their dead children and how they've been let down by the system, is utterly haunting.


Spoilers

I read that totally different. The idea that they have to watch their children relating as much to watching they don't grow up to be murderers (Nazis) as to watching they don't end up murdered themselves. I didn't think it was aimed as an attack at the system but more a wider message to German society at that time.



Hm, interesting. I'll think about that the next time I watch it. One of the great things is the ambiguity of it all, I suppose.

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I have the script but I haven't checked it yet - given the Australian inflections throughout it and the Assagne-esque inflections to the character, I'm pretty confident in calling him Aussie.

Gotta say though, I'm a fan of Jude Law generally and his work here is great despite the accent. He's just so self-righteous - the television interview is a fantastic piece of acting (and a really good example of the composition and the colours working together to draw attention to illness and indications of physical weakness).



I definitely thought he was supposed to be Australian, too. Good call on the interview scene - he played it perfectly.

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This is true.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 10:50:56 AM   
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Just for Rathbone? What about its Claude Rains bonus?

EDIT: And when you said you didn't like it, I didn't realise you preferred the Crowe version.



Forgot about him. Another point then. And you should be aware of my film tastes by now

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 10:59:35 AM   
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You had Se7en in your top 100, they're not ALL bad!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 11:26:51 AM   
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After the rise of Mesrine from hired muscle to notorious bank robber and prison escapee, now comes his fall as his crimes grow more and more elaborate and arrogant, to the point where capturing him will simply not be enough for the French authorities. The overall impression of watching the two films is that it did indeed need four hours to tell his complete story, as the second part ups the action quota from the first, with more robberies, escapes and bloody shoot-outs than before. Cassell's magneticism in the part is absolutely vital, but he also does a good job at suggesting the exhaustion buried deep inside Mesrine at his life constantly on the run or in hiding, and he shows no concern about changing from the lean and handsome Mesrine of the first film to the tubby, balding and gone to seed Mesrine that we see here. The final third (or final quarter, depending which way you look at) does need some tightening up as Mesrine's increasing involvement in revolutionary groups and his development down the path of terrorism threatens to become as flabby as his gut, but it's still one of the most breathlessly exciting films of the last couple of years. (4)

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2011 - 6/12/2011 11:41:40 AM   
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I am so far behind and I have had such a disappointing set of months.

SEPTEMBER

01.    Se, jie (Lust, Caution) (2007, Ang Lee, USA/CHN/HKG/TWN) – 4.5/5
02.    Camino (2008, Javier Fesser, SPN) – 4.5/5*
03.    Black Dynamite (2009, Scott Sanders, USA) – 4.5/5
04.    Das weiίe Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (The White Ribbon) (2009, Michael Haneke, GER/AST/FRN/ITA) – 4/5
05.    Yip Man 2 (Ip Man 2) (2010, Wilson Yip, HKG) – 4/5
06.    Buried (2010, Rodrigo Cortιs, SPN/USA/FRN) – 4/5
07.    Tang shan da xiong (The Big Boss) (1971, Lo Wei, HKG) – 4/5
08.    Letters From Iwo Jima (2006, Clint Eastwood, USA) – 3.5/5
09.    Saat po long (SPL) (2005, Wilson Yip, MAC/HKG) – 3.5/5
10.    Jing wu men (Fist of Fury) (1972, Lo Wei, HKG) – 3.5/5

11.    Yip Man chinchyun (The Legend is Born: Ip Man) (2010, Herman Yau, HKG) – 3/5
12.    To Catch a Thief (1955, Alfred Hitchcock, USA) – 3/5
13.    Kuro-obi (Black Belt) (2007, Shunichi Nagasaki, JPN) – 3/5
14.    Foxy Brown (1974, Jack Hill, USA) – 3/5
15.    The Bride Wore Red (1937, Dorothy Arzner, USA) – 3/5
16.    Pink Floyd The Wall (1982, Alan Parker, UK) – 2.5/5
17.    Shi yue wei cheng (Bodyguards & Assassins) (2009, Teddy Chan, CHN/HKG) – 2/5
18.    The Children of Huang Shi (2008, Roger Spottiswoode, AUS/CHN/GER/USA) – 1.5/5
19.    Ding tian li di (Eagle Shadow Fist) (1973, Zhu Mu, HKG) – 0.5/5


FILMS BY DECADE
2010s - 03
2000s - 09
1990s - 00
1980s - 01
1970s - 04
1960s - 00
1950s - 01
1940s - 00
1930s - 01
1920s - 00
1910s - 00
1900s - 00

FILMS BY COUNTRY
Hong Kong  -  05
Japan  -  01
Spain  -  01
UK  -  01
USA  -  05

Mixed  -  06





OCTOBA

01.    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010, Werner Herzog, CAN/USA/FRN/GER/UK) – 4.5/5
02.    Forgotten Silver (1995, Costa Botes & Peter Jackson, NZ) – 4/5
03.    The Perfect Host (2010, Nick Tomnay, USA) – 4/5
04.    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999, Trey Parker, USA) – 4/5***
05.    The American (2010, Anton Corbijn, USA) – 4/5
06.    Upstream (1927, John Ford, USA) – 3.5/5
07.    Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) (2000, Wisit Sasanatieng, THL) – 3/5
08
.    Xia ri fu xing (Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars) (1985, Sammo Hung, HKG) – 1.5/5
09.    Santo el enmascararado de plata y Blue Demon contra los monstruos (Santo and Blue Demon Against the Monsters) (1970, Gilberto Martinez Solares, MEX) – 1/5


FILMS BY DECADE
2010s - 03
2000s - 01
1990s - 02
1980s - 01
1970s - 01
1960s - 00
1950s - 00
1940s - 00
1930s - 00
1920s - 01
1910s - 00
1900s - 00

FILMS BY COUNTRY
Hong Kong  -  01
Mexico  -  01
New Zealand  -  01
Thailand  -  01
USA  -  04
Mixed  -  01



NOVUMBUR

01.    Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang, GER) – 4.5/5*
02.    The Adventures of Tintin (2011, Steven Spielberg, USA/NZ) – 4.5/5
03.    Young Adult (2011, Jason Reitman, USA) – 4/5
04.    Contagion (2011, Steven Soderbergh, USA/UAE) – 4/5
05.    Paranormal Activity 3 (2011, Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, USA) – 3.5/5
06.    Thor (2011, Kenneth Branagh, USA) – 3/5
07.    Xun qiang (The Missing Gun) (2002, Lu Chuan, CHN) – 3/5
08.    X-Men: First Class (2011, Matthew Vaughn, USA) – 2.5/5

FILMS BY DECADE
2010s - 06
2000s - 01
1990s - 00
1980s - 00
1970s - 00
1960s - 00
1950s - 00
1940s - 00
1930s - 00
1920s - 01
1910s - 00
1900s - 00

FILMS BY COUNTRY
China  -  01
Germany  -  01
USA  -  04

Mixed  -  02



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Ooh, also

Tai Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo Ping) - Not as good as Iron Monkey, but still ludicrously entertaining. Features the best kung fu move ever.

aka The Evil Cult, aka Lord of the Wu Tang, aka (easily the best title) Kung Fu Cult Master, with Richard Ng as a sort of annoying bat. I watched all those Li vehicles in sixth-form and that one's not bad. A few flashes of brilliance, though the story is all over the shop. Have you seen Fist of Legend and OUATIC I and II? And III, for that matter. I like the Shaolin Temple films too.

Iron Monkey is fantastic, as you say.

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