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Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:05 am
by Anasazie
Can you really not understand why a person who isn't from your country would be a bit sick of hearing about the place all the time? I live 10,000 miles away from the USA, but 75% of my daily life is related to it. There are much more pressing issue that need to be brought to the forefront of world thinking than the obvious amount of racism that exists in your country, a place that gets far too much attention as it is.

Surely an intelligent person like yourself can understand that.

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:30 am
by Anasazie
Here's my top 15 (couldn't get it down to 10, and can't order them) "new" films that were first shown in Oz in 2005. I realise the list could potentially look a bit odd to people from countries who are a little ahead of the Aussie's in terms of release dates.

2046 - Wong Kar-Wai (HK)
10e chambre: Instants d'audience - Raymond Depardon (FRA)
All Tomorrow's Parties - Yu Lik-Wai (CHI)
Cach - Michael Haneke (FRA)
Chats perchs - Chris Marker (FRA)
Darwin's Nightmare - Hubert Sauper (NET)
L'Enfant - Dardenne Brothers (BEL)
L'Intrus - Clare Denis (FRA)
Melancholian 3 huonetta - Pirjo Honkasalo (FIN)
Last Days - Gus van Sant (USA)
Los Muertos - Lisandro Alonso (ARG)
Promised Land - Amos Gitai (ISR)
Shijie - Jia Zhang-Ke (CHI)
Sud pralad - Apichatpong Weerasethakul (THA)
The White Diamond - Werner Herzog (USA)

*The country indicates where most if not all of the cash came from, not the director.

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:57 pm
by A
Have seen one, want to see the rest. You're very lucky to get all this films to your cinema. I'm in Berlin for a year now, but 6 of them haven't arrived here and the others I missed I'm really bad when it comes to recent films, as most of the films I see at home and in the cinema are from the last century

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:51 am
by Anasazie
Which one have you seen and what did you think of it?

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:23 pm
by A
Saw Cach by Haneke. I rated it 85, maybe doesn't say much to you, but for me it's short of a masterpiece. Enjoyed it immensly and it may end on my year end Top Ten. What I didn't like, was that the video-camera device was just that - a device. Could have done without it. But still a great charcter portrait of agonized Auteuil, and at the same time also a bit of a social study. My third favorite Haneke film so far.

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:46 am
by Anasazie
Wasn't that the point? People watching and judging others through such devices? Haven't you done that by watching the film in the first place?

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 5:35 pm
by A
could you explain your point further?

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:05 pm
by arsaib4

My Rules: (Same as the ones applied to the primary Best of 2005 list. Click Here.)


Tout de Suite - Benot Jacquot / France

Bolivia - Adrin Caetano / Argentina

Das de Santiago (Days of Santiago) - Josue Mendez / Peru

Don't Move (Non Ti Muovere) - Sergio Castellitto / Italy

Head-On (Gegen die Wand) - Fatih Akin / Germany-Turkey

Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) - Hayao Miyazaki / Japan

Love in Thoughts (Was ntzt die Liebe in Gedanken) - Achim von Borries / Germany

Proof - John Madden / U.S.

Shes One of Us (Elle est des ntres) - Siegrid Alnoy / France

Wall (Mur) - Simone Bitton / France-Israel

Ana y los Otros (Ana and the Others) - Celina Murga / Argentina

The Constant Gardener - Fernando Meirelles / U.S.-U.K.

The Ice Harvest - Harold Ramis / U.S.

Kings and Queen (Rois et Reine) - Arnaud Desplechin / France

Murderball - Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro / U.S.

Pulse (Kairo) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa / Japan

Sometimes in April - Raoul Peck / U.S.

Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Thailand

Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha hm parvaz mikonand) - Bahman Ghobadi / Iran-Iraq

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Steve Box & Nick Park / U.K.

Caterina in the Big City (Caterina va in Citt) - Paolo Virz / Italy

Doppelgnger (Dopperugeng) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa / Japan

Lords of Dogtown - Catherine Hardwicke / U.S.

Machuca - Andrs Wood / Chile

My Summer of Love - Paul Pavlikovsky / U.K.

No Rest for the Brave (Pas de repos pour les braves) - Alain Guiraudie / France

Not on the Lips (Pas sur la Bouche) - Alain Resnais / France

Schizo (Shiza) - Guka Omarova / Kazakhstan

A State of Mind - Daniel Gordon / U.K.

La Virgen de la Lujuria (The Virgin of Lust) - Arturo Ripstein / Mexico

Ballets Russes - Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine / U.S.

Brothers (Brdre) - Susanne Bier / Denmark

Chekhovian Motifs (Chekhovskie Motivy) - Kira Muratova / Russia

Intimate Stories (Historias Mnimas) - Carlos Sorin / Argentina

Me and You and Everyone We Know - Miranda July / U.S.

9 Songs - Michael Winterbottom / U.K.

Ojos Que No Ven (What the Eye Doesn't See) - Francisco Lombardi / Peru

Pornografia (Pornography) - Jan Jakub Kolski / Poland

Samaritan Girl (Samaria) - Kim Ki-duk / S. Korea

Sin City - Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller / U.S.

*For reviews and other info, please visit our FILM INDEX.

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:42 pm
by A
Man arsaib, you have seen really a loooot from last year. I guess you have caught up with some in 2006?
I thought 2005 was a rather weak year, but hell, I haven't seen most of your 50+ recommendations. Now I have much to look forward to.

Re: Top Ten (2005)

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 10:50 pm
by arsaib4
Hehe. Yeah, it might look like I mentioned a lot of films, but, believe me, it was very difficult to leave out quite a few others from the nearly 275 films from 2005 that I watched. (Yes, some were seen in 2006 and a few prior to their release last year.)