Valkyrie – 5/10
Young Adam – 7/10
Nothing to special. The Conformist, Let the Right One In, and Synecdoche New York should be good though. Those should be next.
A Serious Man
The Coen’s have finally committed themselves to the Theatre of the Absurd. Sit back, relax and enjoy. You probably won’t truly discover how hilarious it is until you start talking about it on your way home. And talk about it you will!
My Blueberry Nights 2007
DIR Wong Kar-wai
SCR Wong Kar-wai, Lawrence Block
0/10 is overrating this film; it needs to be punished <14>/10
(minus 14 out of ten)
Germany Year Zero (1948)
Germania anno zero
DIR Roberto Rossellini
SCR Roberto Rossellini
Yeah, this lives up to the hype.
The Red Badge of Courage
The Messenger 3/4 – Good performances, Woody Harrelson is a hoot as always, but it felt like there was something missing from this film. The direction was pretty uninspiring and while the subject matter is riveting, not much is done with it.
Le Samourai(1967,Jean-Pierre Melville)-9/10
More than a great crime-film,this movie is a unique existential drama,with Alain Delon giving his ultimate performance.One of the greatest depictions of solitude in a motion picture I’ve ever seen.
The Five Obstructions (2003)
De Fem benspænd
DIR Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
SCR Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth, Asger Leth, Sophie Destin
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Fa yeung nin wa
DIR Wong Kar-wai
1 : emptied of or lacking content 2 : marked by lack of ideas or intelligence : stupid, inane
Bought and watched Jackie Brown for the second time. Tarantino’s best fiml I’d say.
Der Freie Wille (Matthias Glasner)
Probably the best film based around the subject of rape & it’s aftermaths I’ve ever seen. Terrific performances by Jürgen Vogel & Sabine Timoteo. Extremely effective and well done.
Cirque de Freak: The Vampires Assistant 3/5
Yes, I know this is not common autuer fair, but it was suprisingly entertaining. A friend of mine wanted to go even though I was skeptical and expecting a dud; but it was actually pretty good. Not amazing or life changing, but pretty good.
I almost forgot Z. Amazing political movie.
the united states of leland
the end was shocking, and ryan goslings acting was beautiful
The Story of Adele H. 1975
L’histoire d’Adèle H.
DIR François Truffaut
PSCR François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Gruault, Jan Dawson, Frances Verner Guille, Adèle Hugo
Is there something obsessive about love, the constant act of overvaluation.
Where the Wild Things Are 8.4/10
Chungking Express (1994)
Chung Hing sam Iam (Cantonese)
DIR Wong Kar-wai
This was better when it was called Desperately Seeking Susan
American Casino - 7/10 A somewhat dry look at the workings of derivatives. If you view the American economic engine as a big roulette wheel with Alan Greenspan passing out plent of inexpensive chips for the players, this little documentary will reinforce the view.
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Dir. Paul Weitz
Uhhhh, I hope that was for a woman, KJ.
Someone here is not a fan of Wong Kar-wai, and I want to know, ahem, wai. I can understand the vitriol for My Blueberry Nights, but In the Mood For Love is genius…
6/10 (in a ‘john waters’ world of ratings)
if it wasnt to submit myself to something so terrible just for the fun of it, then 2/10.
thats one of those movies thats so bad that ill remember it forever.
KJ…some movies are really bad just from the trailer,huh?
Fredo, my girlfriend was able to get out of work at a decent hour for once, and we thought it would be fun to just see something mindless and amusing. So we figured “Zombieland” would fit the bill. When we got to the theater we find that movie had been bumped for some special showing of something else. It was a particularly nasty night. Rain had started and it was cold. We look at the schedule and there is nothing else we want to see. Nothing. Neither one of us wanted to go back out into the pissing rain, so we shrug it off and choose “Cirque”. Lame. It wasn’t even remotely scary. It was just lame. The lead kid was pure vanilla. Man, I just don’t know. What I want to know is how did this Weitz fellow manage to get Reilly, Dafoe, Watanabe and Hayek to do this? Is he related to someone with juice? I mean, really. I have to say, Reilly was fun, though. I also liked Michael Cerveris. He does a great ghoul. Calling David Lynch!
Dimitris, the trailer makes this shit look good.
Oh yeah, any of you guys wondering who should play the Judge in “Blood Meridian”, if that ever happens, Michael Cerveris is the answer.
Gran Torino 4/5
La Strada(1954,Federico Fellini)-10/10
La Mariee etait en noir (1968)
A poor Hitchcock homage. Lacking suspense, and enough plotholes to sink a battleship. Twists in the plot were so obviously signposted it was almost pointless watching the last half hour. Hermann’s score is almost Vertigo verbatim! And maybe I don’t get it, but is Truffaut’s misogeny meant to be ironic?
5.2 / 10
DIR Vera Chytilová
immediately banned by the government
Says it all !
From the past 3 weeks:
Hiroshima, Mon Amour – 9.5/10
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters – 6.5/10
Homicide – 9/10
Night of the Creeps – 8/10
Ghostbusters – 7.5/10
Lady in White – 6.5/10
Observe and Report – 5.5/10
Donkey Punch – 7.5/10
Horsemen – 6/10
Diary of a Country Priest – 8/10
Empire of Passion – 7/10
The Mirror (Tarkovsky) – 6.5/10
Stalker (Tarkovsky) – 8.5/10
Where the Wild Things Are – 6/10
Amarcord – 7/10
DIR Mohsen Makhmalbaf
SCR Mohsen Makhmalbaf
behind every cradle
lies a tomb
life is color