I’m around 1 hour through Edward Yang’s That Day, On the Beach. I started it yesterday and won’t be able to continue until tomorrow probably. I liked what I saw, but the copy that I have is really awful. It’s dubbed (not in English) and some parts don’t even have subtitles…
Yes and that Eustache retro which i saw years ago in New Zealand will hit Chicago in early may, dont miss it as they are amazing!!
About to watch “perverts guide to the cinema” with the philosopher Zizek..very excited!!
dkaz— ah, i’m completely envious…and happy that my move to the city is only a month away! i’m shocked by the unavailability of eustache on dvd.
Naruse’s amazing When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960). I wish more Naruse was available in the US, he’s one of the world’s finest directors.
Watched Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Tarkovsky’s first film. Very beautiful and poetic.
Beau Travail. What an ending! What a film!
Yes! Beau Travail’s ending is the best ever!
“Hearts of Darkness” by Eleanor Coppola, a doc on the making of “Apocalypse Now” with a coda on “Youth Without Youth”. Fascinating, inspiring and human.
Just watched Die Fälscher a.k.a. The Counterfeiters (2007) by Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Jonas Mekas’ stunning “documentary” The Brig (1964) which all fans of Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket need to see asap!
Yesterday I received a Bergman dvd box-set including:
The seventh seal
I watched Persona for the first time and this is one of the best movie I’ve ever seen!(with the seventh seal and wild strawberries)
I haven’t seen Autumn Sonata yet…
Scorpio Rising (now)
Rape of the Vampire (earlier today)
I’m trying to get hold of a copy of Yol (‘The Road’) by Yılmaz Güney. The history of this film is amazing: directed by Güney from prison by proxy (he relayed instructions to his assistant Şerif Gören). Güney then escaped and fled Turkey, and ended up editing the film in Switzerland. It went on to win the Golden Palm at Cannes. Does anyone know anything more about it? It’s #01 on my ‘to eyeball’ hit list as of today.
Last week: I saw Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria (a heartbreaker) and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Hawks and the Sparrows (which was utterly weird and amazing at the same time).
This week: I saw Chaplin’s City Lights. I laughed, I cried and laughed again.
Next week: More Chaplin!!! (The Gold Rush and The Circus)
I watched Lars and the Real Girl earlier this week. It was okay, but I felt it was somewhat forgettable.
I began to watch The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, but the disc was scratched less than halfway through the film and I could not continue. The portion I saw was definitely not forgettable.
I will probably watch Persona whenever I find the time within the next couple of days. Really looking forward to that one.
Enchanted, on the airplane. Charming idea, Amy Adams rules. Could use a remake with a great director but they’d never get as good a couple as James Marsden and Adams.
After having seen Tropa De Elite recently, I immediately went back home and watched City of God again. What a movie!!! It is rare that a film gets this good after each watching…
I just saw Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas for the first time! It’s an incredible movie.
I went to the cinema yesterday and I saw The Edge of Heaven.
last night i saw “cruising”, directed by william friedkin (“the exorcist”) and starring al pacino as a cop who goes undercover in the underground gay s&m scene. the cinematography, music, and general mood was very creepy and well done – unfortunately it was used to the effect of demonizing an already misunderstood subculture. not surprisingly gay rights groups protested this when it came out, and rightly so. definitely has cult classic potential tho, and would recommend it to queer and queer-friendly folks who would appreciate seeing pacino at his most outlandish. for those of you who have netflix, it’s available on watch now.
yesterday, I saw for the first time, Michelangelo Antonioni´s Blow Up, and I`ll going to see it again this night.
Godard/Stones/Black Power…Sympathy for the Devil.
I watched John Sayles’ MATEWAN last night and was impressed – a young Will Oldham was a great surprise for me, I didn’t even realise he was in it.
Oldham has a great cameo in Reichardt’s new film, Wendy and Lucy.
Truffaut’s Les 400 Coups
I saw “the faith trilogy” of Bergman last weekend; it was pretty nice. Especially Winter light.
Un crabe dans la tête (Turpin)
and probably more…
Bresson’s Lancelot du Lac. It was amazing.
Oooh! I’m dying to see that on film, I wonder when I’ll get the chance. Not quite in the same league, I saw the new Indiana Jones movie yesterday (disappointing but enjoyably silly) and Speed Racer the day before (insane!).