From Atlantis to Interzone


He comes in here every other night.
February 24, 2010, 2:05 am
Filed under: Film

He has his favourite drink, at his favourite table

with his favourite dancer.

Sometimes he has to wait for her,

and sometimes she’s waiting for him.

She’ll protect him.

She’s his angel.

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The 5 Best Films I Saw in January
February 2, 2010, 1:29 am
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Top of the class being Trust. As per usual, first time viewings only.


Black Christmas (Bob Clark, 1974)


The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971)


Le samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)


Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)


Trust (Hal Hartley, 1990)

Yes, I’m aware that this is all I actually do with this blog. :/



2009 in Review
January 1, 2010, 10:37 pm
Filed under: Film

Generally a pretty bad year in my life, but a good one for me film-wise.

Number of films seen: 262
Number of films seen for the first time: 213

25 Best Films Seen for the First Time in 2009


La belle noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, 1991)


The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003)


Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)


A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008)


The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)

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The 5 Best Films I Saw in December
January 1, 2010, 4:12 pm
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A Serious Man (Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, 2009)


Three Colours: Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993)


Three Colours: Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)


Three Colours: White (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)


Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)



The… 3 Best Films I Saw in November
December 3, 2009, 10:38 pm
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Barely any first time viewings this month, and only three of them were actually particularly good. :/ But I loved pretty much all three of them!


Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)


Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009)


Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)



The 5 Best Films I Saw in October
November 7, 2009, 1:06 am
Filed under: Film

I hardly saw any films this month, yet alone many good ones. As per usual, in alphabetical order and first-time viewings only.

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A Bay of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)

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Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1985)

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Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995)

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Trick ‘r Treat (Michael Dougherty, 2008)

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Up (Pete Docter, 2009)



Top 30 Films of the 80s… with Accompanying 80s Lyrics
October 30, 2009, 1:27 am
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30.


Straight to Hell
Alex Cox
1987

Better stop dreaming of the quiet life,
‘Cos it’s the one we’ll never know.
And quit running for that runaway bus,
‘Cos those rosey days are few.
And stop apologising for the things you’ve never done,
‘Cos time is short and life is cruel,
But it’s up to us to change
This town called malice.

29.

One from the Heart
Francis Ford Coppola
1982

‘Cause love’s such an old fashioned word.
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night,
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves.
This is our last dance.
This is our last dance.
This is ourselves.

28.

Possession
Andrzej Zulawski
1981

Don’t struggle like that or I will only love you more.
For it’s much too late to get away
Or turn on the light.
The spiderman is having you for dinner tonight.

27.

Wings of Desire
Wim Wenders
1987

Come on baby, come on darling,
Let me steal this moment from you now.
Oh, come on angel, come on, come on darlin’,
Let’s exchange the experience.

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