Monday, February 1, 2010

new (to me) films watched in 2010

Films Fatales
1. Everything is Illuminated (Liev Schrieber, 2005)
2. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols, 1966)
4. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
5. Ballerina (Bertrand Normand, 2009)
6. The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993)
7. Widow's Peak (John Irvin, 1994)
8. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
9. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen, 1992)
10. Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet (Nils Tavernier, 2001)
11. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
12. Laurence Olivier's Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, 1948)
13. Dil Se (Mani Ratnam, 1998)
14. Khuda Gawah (Makul Sharma, 1992)
15. Sant Tukaram (V. G. Damle and S. Fatelal, 1936)
16. Awara (Raj Kapoor, 1951)
17. A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948)
18. Fame (Alan Parker, 1980)
19. The Heiress (William Wyler, 1949)
20. To Each His Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1946)
21. The Anniversary (Roy Ward Baker, 1968)
22. The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallee, 2009)
23. "Hallmark Hall of Fame" Witness For The Prosecution (Alan Gibson, 1982)
24. Ann and Debbie (1985)
25. Prudence and the Pill (Fielder Cook & Ronald Neame, 1968)
26. Count Your Blessings (Jean Negulesco, 1959)
27. Thunder in the East (Charles Vidor, 1952)
28. The September Issue (R.J. Cutler, 2009)
29. An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009)
30. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
31. The Charge of the Light Brigade (Michael Curtiz, 1936)
32. Mother India (Mehboob Khan, 1957)
33. Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan, 2007)
34. Beloved Infidel (Henry King, 1959)
35. The Proud and the Profane (George Seaton, 1956)
36. This Is England (Shane Meadows, 2006)
37. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
38. Herbert (Suman Mukhopadhyay, 2006)
39. The Name of a River (Anup Singh, 2001)
40. Sholay (Ramesh Sippy, 1975)
41. Deewar (Yash chopra, 1975)
42. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Karan Johar, 1998)
43. Satya (Ram Gopal Varma, 1997)
44. Garam Hawa (M.S. Sathyu, 1973)
45. Hey Ram (Kamal Haasan, 1999)
46. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
47. Aparajito (Satyajit Ray, 1956)
48. Apur Sansar (Satyajit Ray, 1959)
49. Hot Millions (Eric Till, 1968)
50. War Dance (Sean Fine & Andrea Nix, 2007)
51. The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak, 1948)
52. North & South BBC Miniseries (2004)
53. Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man (Henriette Mantel & Steve Skrovan, 2006)
54. No End in Sight (Campbell Scott, 2007)
55. Forty Guns (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
56. Hot Enough For June (Ralph Thomas, 1964)
57. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
58. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960)
59. The People Speak (Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore, Howard Zinn, 2009)
60. Bonjour tristesse (Otto Preminger, 1958)
61. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (Dibakar Banerjee, 2008)
62. Bottle Shock (Randall Miller, 2008)
63. Casino Royal (Val Guest & Ken Hughes & John Huston & Joseph McGrath & Robert Parrish & Richard Talmadge (oh my!), 1967)
64. The Last Station (Michael Hoffman, 2009)
65. The Blind Side (John Lee Hancock, 2009)
66. Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)
67. The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements & John Musker, 2009)
68. Separate Tables (Delbert Mann, 1958)
69. Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
70. Hatter's Castle (Lance Comfort, 1942)
71. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
72. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009)
73. When in Rome (Mark Steven Johnson, 2010)
74. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
75. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
76. Helvetica (Gary Hustwit, 2007)
77. Following (Christopher Nolan, 1998)
78. The Grass Is Greener (Stanley Donen, 1960)
79. In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
80. Leap Year (Anand Tucker, 2010)
81. Lost in Austen (2008)
82. Mad Hot Ballroom (Marilyn Agrelo, 2005)
83. How About You... (Anthony Byrne, 2007)
84. The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)
85. Walk the Line (James Mangold, 2005)
86. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
87. Is Anybody There? (John Crowley, 2008)
88. Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991)
89. I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009)
90. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987)
91. Ladies in Lavender (Charles Dance, 2004)
92. The Pumpkin Eater (Jack Clayton, 1964)
93. The Front (Martin Ritt, 1976)
94. Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)
95. The Greatest (Shana Feste, 2009)
96. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
97. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003)
98. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
99. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
100. The Arrangement (Elia Kazan, 1969)
101. Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock, 1950)
102. The Importance of Being Earnest (Anthony Asquith, 1952)
103. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)
104. The Last September (Deborah Warner, 1999)
105. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amy Heckerling, 1982)
106. Curtain Call (Peter Yates, 1997)
107. California Suite (Herbert Ross, 1978)
108. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)
109. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943)
110. Our Dancing Daughters (Harry Beaumont, 1928)
111. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
112. Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)
113. eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)
114. Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1997)
115. Burn After Reading (Coen Brothers, 2008)
116. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar Wai, 2007)
117. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
118. Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks, 1983)
119. Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1979)
120. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Judy Irving, 2005)
121. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (Neil Jordan, 1994)
122. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992)
123. The King's Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010)
124. Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)
124. True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2010)
125. The Secret Garden (Agnieszka Holland, 1993)
126. Easy A (Will Gluck, 2010)
127. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
128. Kal Ho Naa Ho (Nikhil Advani, 2003)
129. The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 2008)
130. East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955)
131. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
132. Outsourced (John Jeffcoat, 2006)
133. No Man of Her Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1950)
134. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
135. Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)
136. Risky Business (Paul Brickman, 1983)
137. Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009)
138. Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010)
139. Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)

9 comments:

  1. Great list here. What did you think of Husbands and Wives?

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  2. I liked it and need to watch it a second time to fully appreciate it. What I really found interesting about it (and unexpected) was how dark it is in a way different from something like crimes and misdemeanors where you expect it to be dark. I though it was really unexpectedly violent, like sidney pollack dragging his teeny bopper girlfriend and throwing her into the car. Really disturbing scene.

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  3. Hamlet and Amadeus=two of my all time faves!

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  4. Hamlet was epic. I enjoyed Amadeus but didn't like it as much as I had hoped :x though I've been listening to more Mozart and classical music in general to try to build my understanding of different composers and their styles. So for that I am grateful.

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  5. I think Hamlet is brilliant. I love the "fight" in the end. I really want to watch Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf; did you like it?

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  6. That was really something! So much energy in the camera movements. And not in a 'i just felt like i should cut this to give my audience ADD' kind of way.

    I really marvel at who's afraid of virginia woolf because at the end i thought, my God, i've just watched a 2ish hour film where the characters more or less remain in the same room and so much happened. it's a brilliant character study. taylor and burton are fantastic, sandy dennis got on my nerves. i have to note that i personally love films that are a bit stage-y and let their actors act which I know some people don't like.

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  7. AMADEUS. That's all.



    PS, did you want to high five Laurence Olivier after watching Hamlet? Did you even like it? I can't remember if I asked. I think he's superb in that film.

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  8. HIGH FIVE. v. impressive production.

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