Scenes From A Marriage
Only my second Bergman film, but I love this one just as much as Persona. (Maybe a a smidge less.) The out of frame action is remarkable and I can’t wait to watch more of his films.
Rob Zombie’s Halloween
The first half is very solid, with one of the most unsettling murder scenes I have ever witnessed on film, but it devolved into standard slasher fare after the escape sequence.
Throne of Blood
With apologies to Olivier and Kenneth Branagh. this (and “Ran”) might well be the best Shakespeare on film.
Wow, I want to see Scenes from a Marriage.
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin) 75/100
This is quite a strange trip. The Maddin style is present, but it also has a lot of documentary-style footage as well. Some parts are fantastic and others leave you scratching your head. Definitely not for everyone.
Iron Man (bluray dvd) 65/100
Witness for the Prosecution
directed by Billy Wilder
Extremely good movie with excellent acting and direction! Also, a very good twist ending!
SALO, 120 DAYS OF SODOM
The Insider excellent! Four stars!
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Very adorable, takes a lot for me to talk during movies, but I said “Oh shit!” at the end. Beautiful and sad.
Zerkalo, aka Mirror, by Tarkovsky.
Simply amazing, a string of memories presented both visually and sonically, that reflect upon themselves, giving us a perfect feeling for the nostalghia of the film maker’s childhood. It really is cinema far beyond what most directors can hope to achieve.
They literally meant face off.
Let the Right One In
The best film of 2008 so far.
This movie really only appealed to me in that I wanted to see what they did with such a small budget. It’s kind of a neat movie, but very cheesy, and the direction is… I don’t know. RR has gotten better, I can say that much. There are a lot of kung fu movie-style zooms on people’s faces and things. Pretty cool what he did considering what he was working with.
Sydney Lumet’s very underrated Prince of the City with Treat Williams gving a very good performance!Three Stars!
Dead Man Walking
I think it garners credit for being fairly unbiased for such a subject.
“Turtles can fly” 8/10
I just watched Une Femme est une Femme last night and I found it as entertaining and satisfying as I’d want it to be. Anna Karina’s performance is completely adorable and really it’s just so much fun to watch her frolic with Brialy and Belmondo. Not sure how to put a number value on it, but 90 out of a 100 seems reasonable.
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK
Enjoyed it, I’m still thinking about it, and it’s STILL confusing me!
Bad Santa is a quirky film, that makes feel odd but has a nice payoff at the end:) Definitely something that comes from the mind of the Coen brothers. Very useful material in the hands of Terry Zwigoff. Two and a half stars!
Happy-go-lucky. 85/100. Some parts were a little over the top, but the characters were portrayed well and the dialogue was great. I went into it thinking perhaps that I wouldn’t like it much, it didn’t seem like my kind of movie…. but it was a good time, and very well done.
A 1978 thriller about a faked moon landing. While there were certainly fun moments, the ending was preposterous, and a great deal of it was laughably bad. O.J. Simpson is in it, so at least this film wasn’t as bad as Juiced.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ****
Star Trek III, the Search For Spock — ***1/2
Two movies because these two are of a piece. Together they’re 3 3/4 stars.
Well the last movie I watched was unfortunately Tropic Thunder 2 out of 5
The last film I watched was Fat Girl I give it a 85/100
the scales are different because one is a piece of art and the other is a mass produced crap comedy
Lunacy by Jan Svankmajer
80/100, A strange film and an ode to Edgar Allen Poe and the Marquis de Sade
Overnight a Documentary about Boondock Saints director Troy Duffy
I kinda dug it. mostly because Duffy is the douchiest douchebag ever apparently, but man was it poorly edited and poorly constructed. Still it was kinda good
Tonight was Back To The Future pt II, but I’ve seen and rated that millions of times. Last night I watched Blast Of Silence.
I enjoyed it. I love the way it feels. Allen Baron just didn’t have money to spread around and the picture shows it, but in a good way. A sort of DIY way. I would give it a high B+, not quite an A, but almost.
just finished G.W. Pabst’s PANDORA’S BOX, along with every bit of special feature the box set had to offer, with the exception of 2 of the 4 music scores.
it looks like there’s a lot of different rating scales here. i’ll stick with stars, and give it 5/5. the film is brilliant, and strikingly modern for 1929. I recommend watching it with the 2nd music score, the cabaret style, as it seems to fit and follow the film perfectly.
Right now about to watch Five Easy Pieces on Netflix online stream :)
I’ll let you guys know in a bit how it goes