From Atlantis to Interzone


An Attempt at a Top 25 Favourite Films List
January 10, 2009, 1:46 am
Filed under: Film

I felt like trying to make one of these. It was bloody difficult and I’m already unhappy with it. Nevertheless…

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#25 Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut, 1960)

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#24 Cluny Brown (Ernst Lubitsch, 1946)

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#23 After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985)

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#22 Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)

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#21 Le Cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)

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Screencap Challenge III: The Search for Spock
January 6, 2009, 8:09 pm
Filed under: Film

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Answer: Cleo from 5 to 7 (Rouge)

2.
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Answer: Eyes Wide Shut (Justin)

3.
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Answer: All the Real Girls (Rouge)

4.
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Answer: The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Phillip)

5.
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Answer: Sweeney Todd (BigScreenBuff)

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A Fun Start to 2009
January 2, 2009, 12:23 am
Filed under: Film

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Jacques Demy is 2 for 2 now.



2008 in Review
January 1, 2009, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Film

I started off the year quite well, with my viewings covering a variety of decades, countries and genres. However, as the year progressed, for various reasons, I started seeing a lot less films per month than I had in January and February. There wasn’t all that much variety in my viewings and I mostly watched films from this decade, and most of them were lacking. I ending up seeing 117 films from the 2000s, while the count for each of the other decades failed to surpass 30. I hope to not limit myself in such a way during 2009. I want to maintain the passion for exploring the medium that started off the last year all through this one.

Number of films seen: 214
Number of films seen for the first time: 179

25 Best Films Seen for the First Time in 2008

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All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green, 2003)

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)

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Baby Doll (Elia Kazan, 1956)

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Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)

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The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)

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The 5 Best Films I Saw in December
January 1, 2009, 12:32 am
Filed under: Film

First time viewings only. Alphabetical order.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)

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Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)

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5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai, 2007)

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Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)