I’m throwing myself in.
This cluster of films are the ones I feel at the given moment (Started July 2011, last updated on Jan. 15, 2013) have added to my life as a whole, either as pure exhilaration entertainment, somber reflection on loss and sacrifice, what it is to be human and what it’s worth to live a life a certain way.
All I hope to do is enliven and open a door to a viewing of these movies. The quality (and endearment) of each of them for me is as varied as the reasons each movie presents as its quality. These films range from ethereal and ghostly reflections on loss and the meaning of moving forward in a bruised life (Sansho The Bailiff and Ugetsu), to “modern” CGI-assisted epics that aim at faithful and creative adaptation of fantasy literature and won my affection (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), to crime dramas that shocked and had characters who earned my sympathy in equal measure (Blackmail, Peeping Tom and M), to frontier dramas, aka “Westerns,” (Once Upon A Time In The West, Unforgiven), war (All Quiet On The Western Front, Paths of Glory), straight action (Kill Bill Vol. 1), to……….well, view on.
A list that I can guarantee is going to be shuffled, re-arranged, re-composed and reconfigured as long as it’s available to be seen on this site. It’s going to be painful, PAINFUL, making those adjustments.Read less