Saw Castaway on the Moon last night, easily the best Korean film of the year so far.
I watched Sansho The Bailiff for the first time today. Absolutely magnificent. I would heartily recommend it to anyone.
A heads up that Ratcatcher is currently available on the BBC iPlayer to UK residents, which makes up for the fact that we can’t see it here on The Auteurs. A really poignant piece which would be saddening if it wasn’t so visually awesome.
I saw “9” tonight.
The animation was stunning. The narrative reminded me of “S Darko” for some reason. I’m serious.
I mean, it had potential to be one of my favorite animated films. However, I cringed every time I heard a line like “We have to save him!” or “You are such a coward, archaetypical evil menace with a loveable interior!” Just kidding, the last one wasn’t said. All I’m saying is it won’t get an Oscar nomination for best screenplay…(can animated movies even be nominated for that?)
April – An Otar Iosseliani short film. This film came from a set of four films in a DVD package. The back of the box describes his work as similar to Tati. I can see the comparison. His ability to use an extremely artificial soundtrack to suggest moods was one of the more delightful things about this film. I’ll have to explore the other three films in the set.
I think I only post to this thread when I like a movie.
Homicide – I’m not sure what to make of this movie. The ending kinda came out of nowhere and now I think I might have missed something. Hmmm….
THX 1138. A Woman Under The Influence yesterday.
I just watched Howl’s Moving Castle. I forgot how much i liked that film. Its visually amazing.
I went to the city to watch The September Issue, typically not my type of film, but I thought it was amusing from the standpoint of someone who is fond of Anna Wintour and fashion itself. I had a few good giggles.
8 1/2…i think i need to watch it again before i review it
Meet Me in St. Louis.
more romanticized melodrama with a clear control on visuals that i eat up.
wait, did Sirk direct that…?
A Man Escaped (1957) Director: Robert Bresson
Closely Watched Trains (1966) DIR Jirí Menzel
An uplifting (and recent) trio of films:
The Thin Red Line (1998)
United 93 (2006)
Need – Rob Nilsson – Film Seven in his 9@Night series
The Darjeeling Limited – Horrible
Intolerable Cruelty – A decent time
Fracture – The ending threw me and kinda ruined it!
Why do you say the darjeeling limited is horrible ? I just want to know, it’s not an attack ^^
Today, i see “Ran” for second time… One of the bests akira kurosawa’s movies
Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing. It was pretty powerful, being that I was upset and in a mood. It really hit the spot.
Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Fairly complimentary films, no?
No films, just some Arrested Development.
Bunny Lake is Missing – Amazing film. Otto Preminger really was a master. One of the greatest directors of all time. The ending was a bit of a leftdown and prevents this film from being one of the best of all time. But the first two acts are as good as any film I’ve ever seen and I would say equals Psycho in terms of creating suspense.
“Kind Hearts and Coronets”
Joan Greenwood…be still, my beating heart!
Re-watched Elephant 8/10
Nights of Cabiria 10/10
About Elly by Asghar Farhadi (Silver Bear for Best director in Berlin this year). I recommend it.
Barbet Schroeder’s “General Idi Amin Dada”
…and David Ehrenstein wrote the Criterion booklet essay!
Elegy – last time I will take a Netflix recommendation that I’ve never heard of.
Limite- Mario Peixoto. This could re-ignite our “Pure Cinema” thread. Masterpiece.
Il Decameron (1971). Love Pasolini’s films…