Blast of Silence – Whoa, cool movie! I’m glad I did a blind buy with this Criterion.
Shadows meets Le Samourai.
Small Time Crooks – Horrible. Allen’s mediocrity this decade never fails to surprise me.
The Hurt Locker -an amazing experience. I hope everyone has a chance to see this!
Unfortunately, I watched Rambling Rose. Terrible film!
Persepolis. Great, especially when she calls those nuns sluts :)
Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend — The relentless criticism alienated me from the film. Didn’t hate it, but I’d prefer to watch other of Godard’s works…
Knowing – What I now know from watching this movie is why I didn’t pay full admission at a theater for it. It’s hard to believe the same man directed “Dark City”.
Inland Empire, Naked, A Woman Under the Influence and The Man From London.
Patrice Leconte’s “Girl on the Bridge”
Saw it in the theatre when it was released. Watched it for the second time tonight at home on DVD. Though I admire the cinematography, I don’t buy the emotional intentions. The acting’s all right, I think. It must be this director and/or the script.
“Day for Night,” which I am now kicking myself forever for not seeing sooner — I need to watch it again, and again and again. I adored it.
Then “Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak” and “The Bakery Girl of Monceau” as a nightcap before bed. Enjoyed both — the unfussy style and minimal budget on both of them contributed to a certain charm. Either way, I’m now sufficiently hyped to dig into the rest of the Rohmer box set.
Funny People. I liked it, but not as much as Judd Apatow’s other films. I don’t know why the critics are bitching about this one, it’s just as funny as his other movies. My complaints were that it was too long and the way it ended.
Made in USA
Laurentiu, I saw that last night and loved it. How was the film for you?
Sex, Lies And Videotape. Really good and to-the-point.
Watched Moon, quite good and definitely reminded alot of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also checked out the Korean film ‘Hansel And Gretel’, not quite sure what to think of it. Nice visual style and imagery though.
Late SpringLa Fille de l’Eau
L’avventura and Taxi Driver. I’m still trying to process the former; it was a very austere piece of work, one without a lot of emotion. I feel pretty distant towards it and its characters. Taxi Driver was definitely pretty much awesome.
Knocked Up haha. And Yi Yi later today.
“andrei rublev.” there was no chance in hell that i was going to make it all the way through in one sitting. so i watched it in installments. didnt move me in any particular way, except to fall asleep on multiple occasions.
The Anniversary Party – Interesting movie. Some of the serious dramatic parts made me laugh; not sure if that was intentional.
Story of Qiu Ju. Glad I did. Gong is beaut. in this one.
Un Flic – Melville’s last movie. Solid film, Melville has yet to disappoint.
Howls Moving Castle
Harry Potter: and the Prisoner of Azkhban- Still thee best one in the series.
Get Shorty- Not a bad Travolta pik.
Solaris (2002)- Just so fucking numb to films now, good film.
Gangster no. 1
Even Dwarfs Started Small
Herzog is greater than your god (except of course for Bad Lieutenant 2)
Glauber Rocha’s Black God, White Devil. I read up on Rocha afterwards and the film seems very restrictive to non-Brazilian viewers. The grand allegories and symbolic gestures didn’t move me at all. Manoel’s tortured searching did. New experiences are always good, but I didn’t like it. I’d be interested to hear what people “got” out of it, though.
Yesterday, I watched a British film directed by Ronald Neame called The Chalk Garden (1964) with Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills, Dame Edith Evans and Sir John Mills.