I hate to admit it, but I watch a lot of films just to cross them off my “movie list.” Not to say I don’t LOVE the art of cinema and most of the movies that I see, but I’d be lying if I said that I would have watched Salo and Fat Girl for any other reason.
Also, I’ve seen Hot Fuzz and My Fellow Americans about 100 times combined! I’m sick!
Magpie: Don’t be ashamed about Hot Fuzz, that was a good comedy despite the ‘steeple’ scene. :D
Daniella, Sadly I only own four, but that’s only because they are always on TV (uncut of course! IFC, TCM, HBO). I really want to buy a few of my favorites that I don’t own (Zelig, Crimes and Misdemeanors, etc.).
Magpie, I’m just curious, what did you think of Fat Girl and Salo after you did watch them? And don’t feel bad, sometimes the only motivation to see films as painful as those are the wonderfullness of lists.
i think cassavettes was a pretty bad filmmaker
His actors, in general, were pretty bad as well.
I call myself a Fritz Lang fan but I havent seen M,
I call myself a Pabst fan but I havent seen Pandora’s Box,
Lastly, and most grievously, I call myself a film fan but I havent seen any Chaplin. Tsk, Tsk.
Freddie Got Fingered. Under-appreciated. Future Classic.
Drew: Salo was disturbing to me. I could not find artistic merit in it – besides maybe the cinematography, the Marquis de Sade connection and the political overtones. And Fat Girl was actually quite good. It had a slow build and then whoa (kinda like Elephant and Cache).
I do love to watch controversial movies, to see why they’re controversial – guilty pleasure… And I love lists!
Number of Criterion I own: ZERO.
Eagerly waiting for Christmas…
I feel like a user-enabler sending links to films online. 0_0
I was bored in Samson and Delilah…I am Australian and saying that here is not the done thing, it’s on par with being a climate change skeptic.
- I’ve never seen Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Casablanca etc. and honestly have no real interest in ever seeing them. In terms of those typical cliche films that will appear on “greatest films ever” lists til the end of time, I guess I prefer female-driven pics (Sunset Blvd., All About Eve) or colourful melodrama/fantasy (Wizard Of Oz, Gone With The Wind) to them.
- Showgirls is my favourite film of all time. And not as a ironic/“so bad its good” film. I genuinely think its a masterpiece.
- Barbarella is my favourite sci-fi movie. Danger: Diabolik is my favourite superhero/comic book movie.
- The only Fellini film I’ve seen so far is Toby Dammit (and loved it).
- I MUCH prefer Paul Morrissey, John Waters and Kenneth Anger to Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Stanley Kubrick. oh shit i said it.
- Although I’ve enjoyed what the few films I’ve seen of Godard, Bergman, Antoinioni etc, I can’t really be bothered seeking any more of their films out until I see every single Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and Walerian Borowcyzk film first. I do LOVE Fassbinder and Pasolini (guess I just prefer the queers).
- I honestly didn’t find Salo: 120 Days Of Sodom all that disturbing, at least on a hugely viseral level. I actually found it more aesthetically beautiful. In A Glass House however almost destroyed me (still its one of my favourite films of all time).
- I LOVED Twilight. Never read the books and don’t plan to but found the film uniquely and beautifully retarded. There’s no defending the piece of shit script but it was the whole mood I loved, just this overwhelming pathetic pure teen longing distilled and exaggerated to a level that is almost hypnotic. Plus its fucking hilarious. To me it was way fucking weirder and genuine than try-hard cult shit like Repo: The Genetic Opera. However, New Moon was just plain shitty, very dull and studio. Maybe I just liked Catherine Hardwicke.
- Black and white films have to be REALLY fucking good or else i’ll be easily bored to death.
- I just can’t watch anything at all by Pixar no matter how everyone says how great it is. CGI animation is just the ugliest aesthetics of all time, I just can’t get past it.
- Jennifer’s Body was awesome and totally underrated. And I hated Juno with every fiber of my being. Diablo Cody suits glossy horror much better than shitty indie twee “feel good” comedy.
- I can pretty much enjoy any horror film no matter how awful. Ditto to film centered around teen girls. Ditto to any Lindsay Lohan movie.
I love 8mm.
Norman Mclaren is nothing beside Stan Brakhage.
I think the Brothers Quay are totally lame.
I think Sofia Coppola ruined her career after virgin suicide.
I don’t feel like Darren Aronofsky is that good, I mean Pi was awesome and showed promise but Requiem for a Dream and his last films aren’t that impressive.
I love really bad horror movies, the worst but it’s part of my blood line. I have been watching 80’s horror since the age of 4.
If I had to choose between heading to a baseball game or a film, 8 times out of 10 I choose the game.
Hotel stays and a good resturant beat movies most days of the week.
I have an aversion to movies about horse racing and am not sure why.
- I find Wes Craven to be a terrible director, even though he’s made some decent to good films. There’s just no consistancy with him on an auteur basis and there’s a lack of a stamp even in his popcorn sensibility. Films like “Scream” and “New Nightmare” work more on the writing and acting than on Craven’s directing. Just can’t stand the guy, and it upsets me he’s so looked up to in the horror community.
- I have a strange fascination with actresses that most seem to despise. Mainly because I think most assume that when acting is different (or not subtle) to what they usually see in “Oscar-type fare” it must be bad.
- Every year, the Razzies gives a film/performance or two I legitimately found great a nomination for “worst of the year”.
I’ll think of more..
I liked Spider-Man 3. And Disaster Movie isn’t nearly as crappy as people say it is.