Best of 2006

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Re: Best of 2006

Postby justindeimen » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:04 pm

I did a list on MovieXclusive which was done awhile back before I could complete a list of films I wanted to run through so this is my latest and last effort after much deliberation. Some of the films on the list below were seen in 2006 on vacation even if they are slated for a 2007 release locally. And mine's mainly theatrical (which means the ones I've watched in and out of Singapore) cause I don't keep a list of the DVDs I watch because there's just been too many at many different times that I just couldn't be bothered then. New resolution, is LIST LIST LIST as much as I can I suppose.

My Theatrical Top 10

10. 4:30

9. Lady in the Water

8. Miami Vice

7. Cache (Hidden)

6. Brokeback Mountain

5. Inside Man

4. The New World

3. The Queen

2. The Departed

1. Children of Men

Noteworthy ones that would have made the list if it wasn't for my almost compulsive adherence to semantics so these are ones that I saw on DVD and/or weren't brought to Singapore screens.

Brick
The Death of Mr Lazarescu
Iron Island
Three Times (saw on DVD)
The Proposition
Serenity
Dave Chapelle's Block Party
Gubra (DVD)
L'Enfant (DVD)
Me and You and Everyone We Know
I Am A Sex Addict (Try your best to get this. One of the best indies this year)
The Notorious Bettie Page
The Descent (again on DVD)
Street Fight (DVD, great docu)
Tristram Shandy: A @#%$ and Bull Story
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Watched in Thailand cinema so I'll count it under here)

And my bottom 10 list is basically a list derived from unmet expectations and disappointment. Also films I find personally insulting and conceited. So you won't find Material Girls or Ghost Game or whatever in here. I know listing this will put me in between a rock and a hard place, but that's the fun of it right?

My Theatrical and DVD Bottom 10

10. Borat

9. Pulse

8. United 93

7. The Last Kiss

6. Little Miss Sunshine

5. Superman Returns

4. Eragon

3. Blood Diamond

2. Pretty Persuasion

1. Click
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby wpqx » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:43 pm

Damn I almost like your bottom ten more.
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby A » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:54 pm

Looks like the thread is doing well.
Keep your comments coming.
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby bamboomedia1 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:19 pm

I always think doing these lists is a bit hard. The reason is that I don't usually get to see the best of a particular year till around March or April of the following year when things get released on DVD. I checked at the numbers website and of the 771 movies released in 2006 I have only seen 70. (That number seems low to me since I rent at least 4-5 a week)

(I am no film critic and you're welcome to make fun of me if you wish.) The movies I enjoyed the most:

Running Scared
Thank You for Smoking
Lonesome Jim
Brick
Lucky Number Slevin
10th & Wolf
World Trade Center
The Descent
Brothers of the Head
Down in the Valley
The King
A Scanner Darkly
Little Miss Sunshine
The Prestige
Babel
The Fountain

Most disappointing (because I was looking forward to something more) or just plain horrible:

The Wicker Man
Freedomland
V for Vendetta
Inside Man
Basic Instinct 2
The Da Vinci Code
Wassup Rockers
The Lady in the Water
The Last Kiss
Miami Vice
Superman Returns
X-men: The Last Stand
The Black Dahlia
Eragon

Like I said I have seen 5 movies in the theatres in the last 4 months so I think it is safe to say there is a lot missing from both my lists.
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby wpqx » Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:41 pm

I haven't even seen 50 films from this past year so don't feel too bad. If the day finally comes where I don't get called into work, I'll head out to a theater.
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby A » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:06 pm

Thanks for posting your list and opinion. Everybody is welcome, so there`s nothing to be ashamed of. I have seen about 80 new films this year, but this includes over 50 at the Berlin Film Festival. Usually I never see more than 50 "new" releases in a year.
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby madhuban » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:51 am

Hi bamboomedia,

Good to see your list here and the amazing thing is that I haven't got around to watching any of the films on your list! There are some 8-9 of us who keep posting all the time and it is nice to have other members here contributing to the discussion. Would like to see you and many other members posting more regularly.

M
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby arsaib4 » Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:20 am

UNDISTRIBUTED FILMS (U.S.)

Here's my list of Best "Undistributed" Films (2006) . (A few mentioned below have been screened in the U.S. in one capacity or another but failed to meet my guidelines for distribution.) Only the films that premiered within the last 5 years and were seen in 2006 qualified for consideration.

in alphabetical order:

All the Fine Promises (Toutes ces belles promesses) - Jean-Paul Civeyrac / France-Bel

Beautiful City (Shahr-e Ziba) - Asghar Farhadi / Iran

Blood and Bones (Chi to Hone) - Yoichi Sai / Japan

Border Cafe (Caf Transit) - Kambuzia Partovi / Iran-Fra

The Case of the Grinning Cat (Chats perchs) - Chris Marker / France

Chain - Jem Cohen / U.S.-Ger

Citadel - Atom Egoyan / Canada

Darwin's Nightmare - Hubert Sauper / Austria-Bel-Fra-Can-Fin-Swe

Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? - Shinji Aoyama / Japan

Glue (Glue - historia adolescente en medio de la nada) - Alexis Dos Santos / Argentina-U.K.

Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams - Jasmila Zbanic / Bosnia-Herzegovina-Aut-Ger-Cro

Inland Empire - David Lynch / U.S.-Fra-Pol

The Last Mitterrand (Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars) - Robert Gudiguian / France

Los Muertos - Lisandro Alonso / Argentina-Fra-Ned-Swi

Omkara - Vishal Bharadwaj / India

Police Beat - Robinson Devor / U.S.

Regular Lovers (Les Amants rguliers) - Philippe Garrel / France

The Sky Turns (El Cielo gira) - Mercedes lvarez / Spain

Social Genocide (Memoria del saqueo) - Fernando E. Solanas / Argentina-Fra-Swi

Star Spangled to Death- Ken Jacobs / U.S.

Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) - Jia ZhangKe / China-HK

Summer in Berlin (Sommer vorm Balkon) - Andreas Dresen / Germany

The Sun (Solntse) - Aleksandr Sokurov / Russia-Fra-Ita-Swi

Tale of Cinema (Geuk jang jeon) - Hong Sang-soo / S. Korea

The Taste of Tea (Cha no Aji) - Katsuhito Ishii / Japan

Through the Forest ( travers la fort) - Jean-Paul Civeyrac / France

Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Wang Bing / China

The Uncertainty Principle (O Princpio da Incerteza) - Manoel de Oliveira / Portugal-Fra

The Wind That Shakes the Barley - Ken Loach / U.K.-Ire-Ita-Ger-Fra-Spa

Les Yves clairs - Jrme Bonnell / France
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby A » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:29 pm


1.

Ok, here is finally my own list with the best films of 2006. As usual, I won't list a Top Ten, but several lists, alongside a complete line-up of all "new" films I saw last year.
Enjoy.

Best Films of 2006 (in order of preference)

01. Au-del de la haine Beyond Hatred (Olivier Meyrou / France / 2005) [97]
02. Batalla en el cielo Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas / Mexico, Belgium, France, Germany / 2005)
03. Cach Hidden (Michael Haneke / France, Austria, Germany, Italy / 2005)
04. The New World [135min. version] (Terrence Malick / USA / 2005)
05. Le chiavi di casa The Keys to the House (Gianni Amelio / Italy, France, Germany / 2004)
06. Kaalpurush Memories in the Mist (Buddhadev Dasgupta / India / 2005)
07. Amour neutre Love Neutral (Pierre Coulibeuf / France / 2005)
08. "...Es wird jemand kommen der ja zu mir sagt" Ruth (Michael Blume / Germany / 2006)
09. Mizu no hana Water Flower (Yusuke Kinoshita / Japan / 2005)
10. In Between Days (So Yong Kim / USA, Canada / 2006)
11. 46-okunen no koi Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Takashi Miike / Japan / 2006) [
12. La-bas Down There (Chantal Akerman / Belgium, France / 2006)
13. Babooska (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel / Austria, Italy / 2005)


Then there were films which I probably rated too low when I saw them, and which I need to revisit. The first category is for films that could make it on my best list with a second viewing (the first three will imo become "Classics" in the future). The second one are just films which probably deserve a higher rating.

Need to see again

01. Il regista di matrimoni "The Wedding Director" (Marco Bellocchio / Italy / 2006) [70] 11.14.06
02. Invisible Waves (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang / Thailand, Netherlands, South Korea, Hong Kong / 2005) [65] 2.14.06
03. Le conseguenze dell'amore "The Consequences of Love" (Paolo Sorrentino / Italy / 2004) [71] 11.13.06
04. (16.) La science des rves "Science of Sleep" [german dubbed version] (Michel Gondry / France, Italy / 2005) [67] 10.15.06 ________________________________________________

01. Babooska (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel / Austria, Italy / 2005) [72] 2.13.06
02. Visul lui Liviu "Liviu's Dream" (Corneliu Porumboiu / Romania / 2004) [63] 2.14.06
03. Sommer '04 "Summer '04" [wrong aspect ratio] (Stefan Krohmer / Germany / 2006) [58] 11.16.06
04. Lucy (Henner Winckler / Germany / 2006) [58] 2.14.06
05. Kinetta (Yorgos Lanthimos / Greece / 2005) [45] 2.15.06


And as always, there are the inevitable number of films which are remarkable and should be seen, but didn't quite make it onto the top list.

Recommended Films

01. Offside (Jafar Panahi / Iran / 2006)
02. Lenz (Thomas Imbach / Switzerland, Germany / 2006)
03. Kan shang qu hen mei "Little Red Flowers" (Yuan Zhang / China, Italy / 2006)
04. Aus der Ferne "From far away" (Thomas Arslan / Germany / 2006)
05. Profils paysans: le quotidien (Raymond Depardon / France / 2004)
06. Meninas "Teen Mothers" (Sandra Werneck, Gisela Camara / Brazil / 2005)
07. Sobhi Digar "Another Morning" (Nasser Refaie / Iran / 2006)
08. Jane's Birthday Trip (Etienne Kallos / USA / 2005)
09. Vers le sud "Heading South" (Laurent Cantet / France, Canada / 2005)
10. Dealer (Benedek Fliegauf / Hungary / 2004)
11. Dave Chapelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry / USA / 2005)
12. Les oiseaux du ciel "Birds of Heaven" (Eliane de Latour / France, Ivory Coast, UK / 2005)
13. Be ahestegi... "Gradually..." (Maziar Miri / Iran / 2005)
14. Sexo e claustro "Sex and Cloister" (Claudia Priscilla / Brazil / 2005)
15. Dear Pyongyang (Yong-hi Yang / Japan / 2005)
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Re: Best of 2006

Postby A » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:30 pm


2.

This is the complete list iof "New" films which i saw in 2006 and which were elligible for any of the lists I made for that year. The numbers in brackets indicate films that were released theatrically in Germany in 2006.

The films are ranked by the rating I gave them, when I watched them for the last times (I have seen some of the films two times and more).

Films with a rating above 50 are generally considered to be good, films below that mark to be bad. Masterpieces are in bold, Films without rating are listed at the end of the list. The simple reason is that i didn't pay enough attention to them to rate them. But it can also have to do with the fact that I didn't understand the film (e.g. if it isn't subtitled), or that I was not in complete control of my senses...


01. Au-del de la haine "Beyond Hatred" (Olivier Meyrou / France / 2005) [97] 2.18.06
02. (01.) Batalla en el cielo "Battle in Heaven" (Carlos Reygadas / Mexico, Belgium, France, Germany / 2005) [92] 12.25.06
03. (02.) Cach "Hidden" (Michael Haneke / France, Austria, Germany, Italy / 2005) [85] 3.12.06
04. (03.) The New World [135min. version] (Terrence Malick / USA / 2005) [85] 8.25.06
05. (04.) Le chiavi di casa "The Keys to the House" (Gianni Amelio / Italy, France, Germany / 2004) [84] 11.26.06
06. Kaalpurush "Memories in the Mist" (Buddhadev Dasgupta / India / 2005) [81] 2.17.06
07. Amour neutre "Love Neutral" (Pierre Coulibeuf / France / 2005) [79] 3.22.06
08. "...Es wird jemand kommen der ja zu mir sagt" "Ruth" (Michael Blume / Germany / 2006) [78] 2.18.06
09. Mizu no hana "Water Flower" (Yusuke Kinoshita / Japan / 2005) [76] 2.19.06
10. In Between Days (So Yong Kim / USA, Canada / 2006) [75] 2.12.06
11. 46-okunen no koi "Big Bang Love, Juvenile A" [bad image quality] (Takashi Miike / Japan / 2006) [75] 12.03.06
12. La-bas "Down There" (Chantal Akerman / Belgium, France / 2006) [75] 2.16.06
13. Kan shang qu hen mei "Little Red Flowers" (Yuan Zhang / China, Italy / 2006) [75] 2.16.06
14. Meninas "Teen Mothers" (Sandra Werneck, Gisela Camara / Brazil / 2005) [74] 2.15.06
15. Sobhi Digar "Another Morning" (Nasser Refaie / Iran / 2006) [74] 2.12.06
16. (05.) Offside (Jafar Panahi / Iran / 2006) [73] 2.18.06
17. (06.) Lenz (Thomas Imbach / Switzerland, Germany / 2006) [73] 12.13.06
18. Jane's Birthday Trip (Etienne Kallos / USA / 2005) [73] 2.18.06
19. U nergiz biskivin "Narcissus Blossom" (Hussein Hassan Ali, Masoud Arif Salih / Iraq, France / 2005) [73] 2.13.06
20. Babooska (Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel / Austria, Italy / 2005) [72] 2.13.06
21. (07.) Profils paysans: le quotidien (Raymond Depardon / France / 2004) [72] 4.07.06
22. (08.) Aus der Ferne "From far away" (Thomas Arslan / Germany / 2006) [72] 4.10.06
23. (09.) Vers le sud "Heading South" (Laurent Cantet / France, Canada / 2005) [72] 12.10.06
24. Doodh aur apheem "Milk and Opium" (Joel Palombo / India / 2006) [72] 2.19.06
25. Le conseguenze dell'amore "The Consequences of Love" (Paolo Sorrentino / Italy / 2004) [71] 11.13.06
26. (10.) Dealer (Benedek Fliegauf / Hungary / 2004) [71] 12.10.06
27. (11.) Dave Chapelle's Block Party [without subtitles] (Michel Gondry / USA / 2005) [71] 2.13.06
28. Les oiseaux du ciel "Birds of Heaven" (Eliane de Latour / France, Ivory Coast, UK / 2005) [71] 2.19.06
29. Il regista di matrimoni "The Wedding Director" (Marco Bellocchio / Italy / 2006) [70] 11.14.06
30. Shisso "Dead Run" (Sabu / Japan / 2005) [70] 2.16.06
31. (12.) Montag kommen die Fenster "Windows on Monday" (Ulrich Khler / Germany / 2006) [70] 12.18.06
32. (13.) Walk the Line [german dubbed version] (James Mangold / USA / 2005) [70] 4.21.06
33. (14.) Sommer vorm Balkon "Summer in Berlin" (Andreas Dresen / Germany / 2005) [70] 2.27.06
34. Be ahestegi... "Gradually..." (Maziar Miri / Iran / 2005) [69] 2.17.06
35. Non ti muovere "Don't Move" (Sergio Castellitto / Italy, Spain, UK / 2004) [68] 11.10.06
36. (15.) We Can't Go Home Again (Toshi Fujiwara / Japan / 2005) [68] 4.07.06
37. Inatteso "Unexpected" (Domenico Distilo / Italy / 2005) [68] 2.13.06
38. (16.) La science des rves "Science of Sleep" [german dubbed version] (Michel Gondry / France, Italy / 2005) [67] 10.15.06
39. Sexo e claustro "Sex and Cloister" (Claudia Priscilla / Brazil / 2005) [67] 2.18.06
40. (17.) The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay / UK, France, Germany / 2005) [67] 11.03.06
41. (18.) Mdchen am Sonntag (Rolf Peter Kahl / Germany / 2006) [67] 2.27.06
42. Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon (Khalo Matabane / South Africa / 2005) [66] 2.14.06
43. Invisible Waves (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang / Thailand, Netherlands, South Korea, Hong Kong / 2005) [65] 2.14.06
44. (19.) Notre Musique "Our Music" [extremely bad subtitling] (Jean-Luc Godard / France, Switzerland / 2004) [65] 4.14.06
45. Gnome (Jenny Bicks / USA / 2005) [64] 2.18.06
46. Visul lui Liviu "Liviu's Dream" (Corneliu Porumboiu / Romania / 2004) [63] 2.14.06
47. Omaret Yacobean "The Yacoubian Building" (Marwan Hamed / Egypt / 2005) [63] 2.11.06
48. (20.) Workingman's Death (Michael Glawogger / AUstria, Germany / 2005) [62] 11.17.06
49. Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (Allan King / Canada / 2005) [61] 2.11.06
50. (21.) Miami Vice (Michael Mann / USA, Germany / 2006) [60] 10.04.06
51. (22.) Requiem (Hans-Christian Schmid / Germany / 2006) [60] 6.11.06
52. (23.) Sommer '04 "Summer '04" [wrong aspect ratio] (Stefan Krohmer / Germany / 2006) [58] 11.16.06
53. (24.) Lucy (Henner Winckler / Germany / 2006) [58] 2.14.06
54. Love This Time (Rhys Graham / Australia / 2006) [58] 2.18.06
55. Vipre au poing "Viper in the Fist" (Philippe de Broca / France, UK / 2004) [58] 8.09.06
56. (25.) 16 Blocks [german dubbed version] (Richard Donner / USA / 2006) [57] 4.27.06
57. Container [english language version] (Lukas Moodysson / Sweden / 2006) [57] 2.11.06
58. Jie guo "Before Born" (2005 / China / Ming Zhang) [56] 2.18.06
59. Barakat! (Djamila Sahraoui / Algeria, France / 2006) [56] 2.16.06
60. Dear Pyongyang (Yong-hi Yang / Japan / 2005) [55] 2.16.06
61. Conte de quartier (Florence Miailhe / France, Canada / 2006) [54] 6.14.06
62. Tertium non datur (Lucian Pintilie / Romania, France / 2006) [53] 2.14.06
63. (26.) Flushed Away [german dubbed version] (David Bowers, Sam Fell / UK, USA / 2006) [52] 12.09.06
64. The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron / USA / 2005) [52] 2.17.06
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65. (27.) Rauchzeichen "Smoke Signals" (Rudolf Thome / Germany / 2005) [50] 11.22.06
66. (28.) Sehnsucht "Longing" (Valeska Griesebach / Germany / 2005) [50] 2.15.06
67. (29.) L'enfer "Hell" (Danis Tanovic / France, Italy, Belgium, Japan / 2005) [50] 9.29.06
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68. (30.) Casino Royale [german dubbed version] (Martin Campbell / UK, USA, Germany, Czech Republic / 2006) [49] 11.25.06
69. (31.) Komm nher "Come Closer" (Vanessa Jopp / Germany / 2006) [47] 2.17.06
70. Kinetta (Yorgos Lanthimos / Greece / 2005) [45] 2.15.06
71. La bestia nel cuore "The Beast in the Heart" (Cristina Comencini / Italy, UK, France, Spain / 2005) [45] 11.15.06
72. Derecho de familia "Family Law" (Daniel Burman / Argentina, Italy, Spain, France / 2006) [40] 2.19.06
73. Kimy na skasu "Strange Circus" (Sion Sono / Japan / 2005) [37] 2.10.06
74. Casshern (Kazuaki Kiriya / Japan / 2004) [36] 4.27.06
75. (32.) Apocalypto (Mel Gibson / USA / 2006) [35] 12.30.06
76. A luci spente (Maurizio Ponzi / Italy / 2005) [35]11.12.06
77. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls [without subtitles] (Lucifer Valentine / USA, Canada / 2005) [34] 11.27.06
78. Doskonale popoludnie "The Perfect Afternoon" (Przemyslaw Wojcieszek / Poland / 2005) [32] 2.10.06
79. (33.) 37 Uses for a Dead Sheep (Ben Hopkins / UK, Turkey / 2006) [30] 2.18.06
80. Kargaran mashghoole karand "Men at Work" (Mani Haghighi / Iran / 2006) [28] 2.18.06
81. Little Boy (Davide Pepe / Italy, UK / 2006) [23] 2.18.06
82. Odgrobadogroba "Gravehopping" (Jan Cvitkovic / Slovenia, Croatia / 2005) [22] 12.27.06
83. (34.)Wu ji "The Promise" (Kaige Chen / China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea / 2005) [06] 2.12.06
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84. Bang! (Jari Haanper / Finland / 2005) [--] 2.18.06
85. (35.) Mission: Impossible III [german dubbed version] (J.J. Abrams / USA / 2006) [--] 6.05.06
86. Serko [without subtitles] (Jol Farges / France / 2006) [--] 9.24.06
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