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10 Best Bob Dylan Songs about 4 years ago
‘Ballad of a Thin Man’
‘Every Grain of Sand’
’It’s Alright Ma’
‘Quinn The Eskimo’
’It’s All Over now Baby Blue’
‘Man In The Long Black Coat’
‘Shelter From The Storm’
Häxan version differences over 3 years ago
Aside from William Burroughs narration and the soundtrack obviously, does anyone know what the differences are between the 1922 (87 min) version and the 1968 (76 min version) of Häxan are ?
Top 20 horror films about 3 years ago
No order except maybe the first one, numbers are just to keep track.
1. The Seventh Victim
2. Night of The Hunter
4. Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages
5. Black Sunday
6. The Birds
7. Don’t Look Now (though not a horror film Roeg/Cammell’s ‘Performance’ is at times just a frightening)
9. Bram Stroker’s Dracula
10. Eyes Without a Face
11. The Devils
12. I Walked With a Zombie
13. Cat People
14. Bride of Frankenstein
15. Dead of Night
And I’m cheating big time on these last few but
18. Polanski’s apartment trilogy
19. Romero’s Living Dead trilogy
20. Evil Dead Trilogy
Top Scorsese almost 3 years ago
> The back-to-back of The Age of Innocence/Casino is without equal in his filmography.
Damn straight. The 90’s was Scorsese’s best period, unfortunately this decade is producing his least consistent output.
Anyway top Scorsese or a top 10 of sorts.
Age of Innocence
Last Temptation of Christ
The King of Comedy
Gnags of New York
Favorite Film From Each Genre? over 2 years ago
Five favorites form each genre, off the top of my head so don’t be too harsh.
Action: The Wild Bunch(a western first but the shootout is my favorite action sequence in cinema), Hard Boiled, Sword of Doom, Sherlock Jr., Robocop.
Adventure: The Big Sky, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, King Kong, Raiders of The Lost Ark, The Thief of Baghdad.
Animation: Duck Amuck, Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland, Duck Dodgers, Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Comedy: Playtime, Bad Santa, Simon of the Desert, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Bringing up Baby.
Crime: Point Blank, Spione, Gangs of New York, Scarface, Branded to Kill.
Cult: Showgirls, Performance, Santa Sangre, Beyond The Valley of The Dolls, Blood for Dracula.
Drama: Taxi Driver, Ivan The Terrible, The River, Young Mr. Lincoln, Bigger Than Life.
Epic: Seven Samurai, Intolerance, Lawrence of Arabia, Land of The Pharaohs, Red Cliff.
Noir: Gun Crazy, Touch of Evil, The Big Heat, Kiss Me Deadly, In a Lonely Place.
Horror: Night of the Hunter, The Devils, The Seventh Victim, Dawn of the Dead, Black Sunday.
Musical: Meet Me in St. Louis, The Red Shoes, All That Jazz, The Band Wagon, Nashville.
Romance: Vertigo, Annie Hall, City Lights, Wings of Desire, Tha Apartment.
Sci-Fi: La Jetee, Brazil, Metropolis, A.I., 2001.
Silent: Sunrise, The Docks of New York, Faust, Un Chien Andalou, the Crowd.
Thriller: Rear Window, Ms. 45, Peeping Tom, Vengeance is Mine, The Tenant.
War: Apocalypse Now, The Big Red One, The General, The Steel Helmet, Paisan.
Western: The Searchers, Rio Bravo, Dead Man, The Naked Spur, Unforgiven.
Dinner with a Filmmaker about 2 years ago
Luis Bunuel was my first choice if his films are any indicator dinner won’t be dull.
what was the last movie that totally blew you away? about 2 years ago
Recently Diary of A Country Priest. Blew me away might be the wrong choice of words since it’s such restrained film, but the film’s humanity will stay with me for quite some time.
3 most visually pleasing films you've ever seen almost 2 years ago
The Red Shoes
Night of The Hunter
Rules of The Game
5 Best Movies of 2011 So Far and 5 Worst almost 2 years ago
2. Tree of Life
4. 13 Assasins
5. Attack The Block
6. Martha Marcy May Marlene
9. Take Shelter
10. Midnight in Paris
Still have lots to see, I’m excited to see The Turin Horse, Sleeping Beauty, Dangerous Method, Shame, Carnage.
I haven’t seen enough bad movies to make a top 5 but personally I never really saw the point in ranking ‘worst’ movies to begin with.
Your 5 Favourite Directors almost 2 years ago
First R-Rated movie You watched as a kid almost 2 years ago
I’m sure there were others but the first I vividly remember was oddly enough John Waters’ Serial Mom’ when I was maybe 7. I even remember HBO’s disclaimer (the following film is rated R) and thinking ‘oh shit’. The movie confused the hell out of me and I remember thinking that all R-rated movies must be similar in content.
Sequels That Outdid The Original almost 2 years ago
Goldfinger ( Though the Bond films as sequels is tough because eventually they start to stand on their own.)
Godfather Part II
Babe: Pig in the City
Crank 2: High Voltage
Bride of Frankenstein
I’m always torn on if I prefer Evil Dead II over the original.
Sequels That Outdid The Original almost 2 years ago
Forgot about Gremlins 2 Jack, might be Dante’s masterpiece.
Who's ur favorite beatle and why? almost 2 years ago
George. Lennon/McCartney’s output for the band is too much for George to compete with as whole, however George’s best work in the band stands toe to toe with anything the other two made.
I wouldn’t say his solo career was the ‘best’ but again his best solo material is as strong as anything by John or Paul and I would estimate it felt intensely more personal. ‘All Things Must Pass’ isn’t the most consistent album (but then that’s expected given its length) but tracks like ‘My Sweet Lord’ and lesser known ones like ’Art of Dying" are hard to deny.
Favorite Howard Hawks Film over 1 year ago
I love so many Hawks films but I never thought to rank them, lets see..
1. Rio Bravo
3. To Have and Have Not
4. Bringing up Baby
5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
6. The Big Sky
7. Monkey Business
8. Only Angels Have Wings
9. His Girl Friday
10. El Dorado
With the underrated ‘Land of The Pharaohs’ just slipping off.
Ten Best Comedies? over 1 year ago
Limiting one per director. Totally off the top of my head I’m sure I’m going to check back and realized I missed something incredibly important.
In no order except for maybe the first one.
1. The General
3. Bringing up Baby
4. Real Life
5. The Nutty Professor
6. The Palm Beach Story
7. Annie Hall
9. The Big Lebowski
10. Zazie Dans Le Metro
Top 10 films of the 21st century? over 1 year ago
I still have a lot of international cinema to see as far as the 21st century goes.
Yi Yi – Yang
Gangs of New York – Scorsese
Tropical Malady – Weerasethakul
Black Book – Verhoeven
Zodiac – Fincher
There Will Be Blood – P. Anderson
Moonrise Kingdom – W. Anderson
White Material – Denis
Spirited Away – Miyazaki
Film Socialisme – Godard
Rank Burton's Films over 1 year ago
I’m pretty harsh on him sometimes but for my money he has 5 really watchable films.
1. Ed Wood
2. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
4. Batman Returns
5. Sleepy Hollow
Then ‘Mars Attacks’ has a special place in my heart and his short ‘Vincent’ is a delight. Everything else ranges from shallow to god awful.
3 Directors 3 Films over 1 year ago
1. John Ford – The Searchers
2. Luis Bunuel – Nazarin (Bunuel for me is one of the hardest directors to chose a definitive favorite, he was constantly evolving)
3. The Archers – The Red Shoes
John Carpenter about 1 year ago
Top 5 for me:
1. Big Trouble in little China
2. They Live
3. Assault on Precinct 13
4. The Thing
Mubi Hall of Fame: Nicholas Ray about 1 year ago
1. The Lusty Men
2. Bigger Than Life
3. In a Lonely Place
4. Rebel Without a Cause
5. Party Girl
Mubi User 2012 Top 10 12 months ago
1. Moonrise Kingdom
2. Holy Motors
5.Romancing Thin Air
6.The Deep Blue Sea
STRANGE, SURREAL & SINISTER CLASSICS pre-1960s 10 months ago
Hellzapoppin (1941) is really insane.
Favorite Audio Commentaries 10 months ago
Steven Sodenbergh and Lem Dobbs on The Limey. The tone of the commentary is really unique with the two mostly behaving like friends that suddenly get passive aggressive and even angry whenever Dobbs brings up his issues with the finished filmed. It’s a real gem.
Mubi Hall of Fame: Fritz Lang 7 months ago
2. Die Nibelungen
4. The Big Heat
5. Dr. Mabuse/ Testament of Dr. Mabuse
+ Rosemary’s Baby
- Prince of Darkness