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Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:47 pm
by A
317. (Oct 08) Back to the Future (1985 / USA / Robert Zemeckis) ***1/2 / ****
318. (Oct 09) The Thin Red Line (1998 / USA, Canada / Terrence Malick) **** / ****
319. (Oct 10) Moe no suzaku "Suzaku" (1996 / Japan / Naomi Kawase) ***3/4 / ****
320. (Oct 10) L`accompagnatrice "The Accompanist" (1992 / France / Claude Miller) **1/2 / ****
321. (Oct 11) Alice et Martin "Alice and Martin" (1998 / France, Spain / Andre Techine) **1/4 / ****
322. (Oct 11) The Mark of Zorro (1920 / USA / Fred Niblo) **1/2 / ****
s113. (Oct 11) Henker Tom (1966 / West Germany / Klaus Lemke) **1/2 / ****
s114. (Oct 11) Kleine Front (1965 / West Germany / Klaus Lemke) **1/2 / ****
s115. (Oct 11) Strategen / Flipper (1966 / West Germany / Klaus Lemke) **1/4 / ****
s116. (Oct 11) Frhstck in Rom (1965 / West Germany / Max Ziehlmann) **1/4 / ****
s117. (Oct 11) Jane erschiet John, weil er sie mit Ann betrgt (1968 / West Germany / Rudolf Thome) **1/4 / ****
s118. (Oct 12) Khaneh siah ast "The House is Black" (1962 / Iran / Forugh Farrokhzad) - no rating -
323. (Oct 12) Yek Etefagh sadeh "A simple event" (1973 / Iran / Sohrab Shahid Saless) ***1/4 / ****
s119. (Oct 13) Grovater, wo komm ich her, wo geh ich hin? (1994 / Germany / Katja Baumgarten) **1/2 / ****
s120. (Oct 13) Window Water Baby Moving (1958 / USA / Stan Brakhage) **3/4 / ****
s121. (Oct 13) A Happy Mother's Day (1963 / USA / Richard Leacock, Joyce Chopra) **3/4 / ****
324. (Oct 13) 48 Stunden bis Acapulco "48 hours to Acapulco" (1967 / West Germany / Klaus Lemke) **3/4 / ****
325. (Oct 14) Il vento, di sera "The Wind in the Evening" (2004 / Italy / Andrea Adriatico) **1/4 / ****
326. (Oct 15) Vacas "Cows" (1992 / Spain / Julio Medem) **3/4 / ****
327. (Oct 15) Lanse da men "Blue Gate Crossing" (2002 / Taiwan, France / Chin-yen Yee) ***1/2 / ****
328. (Oct 15) Macumba (1981 / West Germany / Elfi Mikesch) *1/2 / ****
329. (Oct 16) The Matrix (1999 / USA / Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski) ***1/4 / ****
330. (Oct 17) Insomnia (1997 / Norway / Erik Skjoldbjaerg) ***1/2 / ****
331. (Oct 17) La vie revee des anges "The Dream Life of Angels" (1998 / France / Erick Zonca) **3/4 / ****
332. (Oct 18) Sally of the Sawdust (1925 / USA / David Wark Griffith) *1/2 / ****
333. (Oct 18) SubUrbia [full-screen version] (1996 / USA / Richard Linklater) ***1/4 / ****
334. (Oct 20) Ketu qiuhen "Song of the Exile" [full-screen version] (1990 / Hong Kong, Taiwan / Ann Hui) ***1/4 / ****
335. (Oct 20) La souriante Madame Beudet "The Smiling Madame Beudet" (1922 / France / Germaine Dulac) **1/2 / ****
336. (Oct 20) Demanty noci "Diamonds of the Night" (1964 / Czechoslovakia / Jan Nemec) ***1/2 / ****
337. (Oct 21) Yaju no seishun "Youth of the Beast" (1963 / Japan / Seijun Suzuki) ** / ****
338. (Oct 21) The Whispering Chorus (1918 / USA / Cecil B. DeMille) * / ****
339. (Oct 21) Deutschland im Herbst "Germany in Autumn" (1978 / West Germany / Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupe, Volker Schlndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel) ** / ****
340. (Oct 22) Radio Days (1987 / USA / Woody Allen) *** / ****
341. (Oct 22) L'atalante (1934 / France / Jean Vigo) **1/2 / ****
342. (Oct 23) Die Legende von Paul und Paula "The Legend of Paul and Paula" (1973 / East Germany / Heiner Carow) **3/4 / ****
343. (Oct 23) Our Hospitality (1923 / USA / Buster Keaton, John G. Blystone) ***1/2 / ****
344. (Oct 23) The Tune (1992 / USA / Bill Plympton) **1/4 / ****
345. (Oct 23) Eltavozott nap "The Girl" (1968 / Hungary / Marta Meszaros) *** / ****
346. (Oct 24) Regeneration (1915 / USA / Raoul Walsh) **1/4 / ****
347. (Oct 24) Saboteur (1942 / USA / Alfred Hitchcock) *** / ****
348. (Oct 25) Black Narcissus (1947 / UK / Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger) **1/4 / ****
349. (Oct 25) Young Romance (1915 / USA / George Melford) **1/2 / ****
350. (Oct 25) Cop Land [full-screen version; 104 min] (1997 / USA / James Mangold) **3/4 / ****
351. (Oct 26) Yume "Dreams" (1990 / Japan, USA / Akira Kurosawa, Ishiro Honda) ***1/4 / ****
352. (Oct 26) Pastorali "Pastorale" [extremely bad subtitling] (1975 / Soviet Union / Otar Iosseliani) **1/2 / ****
353. (Oct 27) La vie de chateau "A Matter of Resistance" / "Gracious Living" (1966 / France / Jean-Paul Rappeneau) ** / ****
354. (Oct 27) Mahanagar "The Big City" (1963 / India / Satyajit Ray) *** / ****
355. (Oct 29) Ostre sledovane vlaky "Closely Observed Trains" (1966 / Czechoslovakia / Jiri Menzel) **3/4 / ****
356. (Oct 29) Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang pilipino "Evolution of a Filipino Family" (2004 / Philippines / Lav Diaz) **1/2 / ****
357. (Oct 30) Thieves' Highway (1949 / USA / Jules Dassin) ***1/4 / ****
358. (Oct 30) Xiao cheng zhi chun "Spring in a small Town" (1948 / China / Mu Fei) ***1/2 / ****
359. (Oct 31) Mouchette (1967 / France / Robert Bresson) **1/2 / ****
360. (Oct 31) Uttara "The Wrestlers" (2000 / India / Buddhadev Dasgupta) ***1/2 / ****
361. (Oct ??) Maverick (1994 / USA / Richard Donner) ***1/2 / ****

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:38 am
by A
362. (Nov 01) Dezertir "Deserter" (1933 / Soviet Union / Vsevolod Pudovkin) ***1/4 / ****
s122. (Nov 01) Sousto "A Bite to Eat" / "The Loaf of Bread" (1960 / Czechoslovakia / Jan Nemec) **3/4 / ****
363. (Nov 01) Salesman (1968 / USA / David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin) ***1/2 / ****
364. (Nov 02) Cremaster 3 (2002 / USA / Matthew Barney) *** / ****
s123. (Nov 02) Cremaster 4 (1994 / UK, France, USA / Matthew Barney) **1/4 / ****
365. (Nov 02) Cremaster 5 (1997 / USA / Matthew Barney) **1/2 / ****
s124. (Nov 02) Cremaster 1 (1995 / USA / Matthew Barney) **1/2 / ****
366. (Nov 02) Cremaster 2 (1999 / USA / Matthew Barney) **3/4 / ****
367. (Nov 03) Elephant (2003 / USA / Gus Van Sant) **** / ****
368. (Nov 04) Ikimono no kiroku "I live in Fear" (1955 / Japan / Akira Kurosawa) **1/2 / ****
369. (Nov 05) City of Angels (1998 / USA, Germany / Brad Silberling) **** / ****
370. (Nov 05) Felicia's Journey (1999 / Canada, UK / Atom Egoyan) **3/4 / ****
371. (Nov 07) Jukti, Takko Aar Gappo "Reason, Debate and a Story" (1974 / India / Ritwik Ghatak) **3/4 / ****
372. (Nov 07) Sud Pralad "Tropical Malady" (2004 / Thailand, France, Germany, Italy / Apichatpong Weerasethakul) **3/4 / ****
373. (Nov 07) Broken Flowers (2005 / USA, France / Jim Jarmusch) ***1/2 / ****
374. (Nov 08) Trilogia I: To Livadi pou dakryzei "Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow" (2004 / Greece, Germany, France, Italy / Theo Angelopoulos) ***1/2 / ****
375. (Nov 11) Les amants criminels "Criminal Lovers" (1999 / France / Francois Ozon) - no rating -
376. (Nov 11) Sin City [german-dubbed version] (2005 / USA / Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino) * / ****
377. (Nov 15) Chong qing sen lin "Chungking Express" (1994 / Hong Kong / Kar Wai Wong) ***1/4 / ****
378. (Nov 16) Saw II (2005 / USA / Darren Lynn Bousman) ** / ****
379. (Nov 16) Saw [german-dubbed version] (2004 / USA / James Wan) **1/4 / ****
380. (Nov 16) Sjecas li se, Dolly Bell "Do You Remember Dolly Bell?" [without subtitles] (1981 / Yugoslavia / Emir Kusturica) *** / ****
381. (Nov 18) American Beauty (1999 / USA / Sam Mendes) *** / ****
382. (Nov 20) Mauvais sang "The Night is young" (1986 / France / Leos Carax) *** / ****
383. (Nov 20) Kontakt (2005 / Republic of Macedonia, Germany / Sergej Stanojkovski) *3/4 / ****
384. (Nov 21) Battling Butler (1926 / USA / Buster Keaton) **1/2 / ****
385. (Nov 21) Donnie Brasco (1997 / USA / Mike Newell) *** / ****
386. (Nov 22) Rane "The Wounds" (1998 / Federal Republic of Yugoslavia / Srdjan Dragojevic) **3/4 / ****
387. (Nov 23) Proof of Life (2000 / USA / Taylor Hackford) ***1/2 / ****
388. (Nov 30) Forrest Gump (1994 / USA / Robert Zemeckis) **** / ****

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:25 am
by arsaib4
Quite impressive, A. Little surprised by your high rating of City of Angels and Forest Gump

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:13 am
by wpqx
Just out of curiosity why not bold Elephant, you gave it 4?

By the way I'm not sure if these are just your super favorite films, but you seem to be getting slightly easier in your ratings. I admit to my own "Ebert-izing" in my rating system, but hey a great film's a great film, I don't need to sit there deducting quarter stars because the music in one scene didn't match the action. I'm in the process of cataloguing all my films by year as well as alphabetically, so pardon any prolongued absence. My goal is to be able to come up with at least a top 10 ranking for every year since 1927.

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:37 pm
by A
@arsaib4
City of Angels was one of my favorite Films, when i was younger. Saw it four times in the cinema in 1997
I hadn't seen it in a long time since, and thought it might have "aged" ungracefully. Quite the opposite was the case. Though I don't love it as muh as i did, I couldn't find anything wrong with it. It seemed perfect on its own, that's why the **** star rating.
Same goes for Forrest Gump, whih I saw for the umpteenth time. Zemekis just has a golden touch sometimes. I thought it was a totally honest film. What I notied though, was that it would have been even better to end the film with Tom Hanks looking in the distance and a fade out. The feather again after it was a bit too much in-the-face symbolism cause we had already seen it at the beginning

@wpqx
Elephant was perfet in what it did, that's why I gave it a four star rating. But it isn't a personal favorite. Strange, as this hasn't happened yet with any four-star-film...
What do you mean with easier in my ratings? Just curious.
The cataloguing is something I'm also doing for years now, But due to my new rating system, I've started new ones from November 2004 onwards. The cataloguing is by diretor, cinematographer, year (in order of preferene), ountry and alphabetical. Lots of stupitd task work, and due to my laziness I have to catch up with quite a number of films.
I'd also like to ome up with Top Tens from 1895 onwards, but haven't seen enough great films in one year so this list will have to wait a few years.

Oh, and what I've already said above, a film with a ***1/2 star rating an be far superior to a **** star film. It's just that it isn't a "perfect" film overall. But its qualities exceed the perfet one's.
For example my initial ***1/2 star rating of The Mother and The Whore. The Film is in my Top Ten, while Forrest Gump, and City Of Angels are only in my Top 200.

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:14 am
by arsaib4
Thanks, A. Keep it up!

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:22 am
by wpqx
I got ya. 1895 onwards is a little extreme. I'm bad with 1926 hence the reason I was gonna stick with 1927 onwards. Agreed with the silly cataloguing, I do it, and you seem to have the same problem. I do see what you mean with 3 1/2 star films. There are some movies that may not be perfect but I enjoy more than perfectly rated films.

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:15 pm
by A
Yes, I would even go so far as call some movies I gave a lower rating better than the ones with a perfect rating. Mostly bocause the themes they are concerned with are more complex and more important.
For example the last time I saw "Mad Dog and Glory" (1993) I gave it a four star rating. "Good Men, Good Women" only got 3and1/2. Nevertheless, I prefer Hou hsia-hsiens film in all aspects, also thinking it's a better film. It isn't perfect in what it does, but what it does is so much better than McNaughtons effort, that it doesn't hurt the film in comparison.
Hope I could clarify a bit

Re: viewing log(s) 2005

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:25 am
by A
389. (Dec 01) Manderlay (2005 / Denmark, Germany, USA, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Lars von Trier) ** / ****
390. (Dec 02) Dumbo (1941 / USA / Ben Sharpsteen) **1/4 / ****
391. (Dec 03) The Black Pirate [original score, conducted by Robert Israel] (1926 / USA / Albert Parker) ** / ****
392. (Dec 04) Csillagosok, katonak "The Red and The White" (1967 / Hungary, Soviet Union / Miklos Jancso) ***1/4 / ****
393. (Dec 05) Dora-heita "Alley Cat" (2000 / Japan / Kon Ichikawa) ** / ****
394. (Dec 06) Le roman de Renard "The Tale of the Fox" (1930 / France / Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz) **3/4 / ****
s125. (Dec 06) Fetiche en voyage de noces (1936 / France / Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz) **1/2 / ****
395. (Dec 06) Bakush "Early Summer" (1951 / Japan / Yasujiro Ozu) ***1/4 / ****
s126. (Dec 07) The Animator of Prague (1990 / UK / James Marsh) **3/4 / ****
s127. (Dec 07) The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia (1990 / UK / Jan Svankmajer) ***1/2 / ****
s128. (Dec 07) Une robe d't "A Summer Dress" (1996 / France / Franois Ozon) ***1/2 / ****
396. (Dec 08) Civilization (1916 / USA / Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, Raymond B. West, Walter Edwards (uncredited), David Hartford (uncredited), Jay Hunt (uncredited), J. Parker Read Jr. (uncredited)) **1/2 / ****
s129. (Dec 08) Feet of Song (1988 / UK / Erica Russell) ***1/4 / ****
397. (Dec 08) Wandfuru raifu "After Life" (1998 / Japan / Hirokazu Koreeda) ***1/2 / ****
398. (Dec 08) The Great K & A Train Robbery [original score by William Perry] (1926 / USA / Lewis Seiler) **1/2 / ****
399. (Dec 09) Basic Instinct (1992 / USA, France / Paul Verhoeven) ***1/4 / ****
400. (Dec 10) L'argent "Money" (1983 / France, Switzerland / Robert Bresson) **1/2 / ****
s130. (Dec 10) Mest kinematograficheskogo operatora "The Cameraman's Revenge" [english intertitles] (1911 / Russia / Wladyslaw Starewicz) **1/4 / ****
s131. (Dec 10) La petite mort (1995 / France / Franois Ozon) **3/4 / ****
s132. (Dec 11) Two Sisters (1990 / Canada / Caroline Leaf) **1/2 / ****
s133. (Dec 11) Le rat de ville et le rat des champs "The Town Rat and the Country Rat" (1926 / France / Wladyslaw Starewicz) **3/4 / ****
401. (Dec 13) Trois couleurs: Bleu "Three Clours: Blue" (1993 / France, Poland, Switzerland, UK / Krzysztof Kieslowski) **3/4 / ****
s134. (Dec 14) Amour noir et amour blanc "Love in Black and White" (1927 / France / Wladyslaw Starewicz) **3/4 / ****
402. (Dec 14) Dai-bosatsu toge "The Sword of Doom" (1965 / Japan / Kihachi Okamoto) ***3/4 / ****
403. (Dec 15) Arsenal (1928 / Soviet Union, Ukraine / Alexandr Dovzhenko) **3/4 / ****
S135. (Dec 15) Tichy tyden v dome "A quiet week in the house" (1969 / Czechoslovakia / Jan Svankmajer) *** / ****
404. (Dec 15) Nevinost bez zastite "Innocence Unprotected" (1968 / Yugoslavia / Dusan Makavejev) *** / ****
s136. (Dec 15) Springfield (1986 / UK / Emma Calder) ** / ****
405. (Dec 15) Sans toit ni loi "Vagabond" (1985 / France, UK / Agnes Varda) ***1/2 / ****
s137. (Dec 15) The Emergence of Eunice (1980 / USA / Emily Hubley) *** / ****
406. (Dec 16) Subarnarekha (1962 / India / Ritwik Ghatak) ***1/4 / ****
407. (Dec 16) Othon (1969 / West Germany, Italy / Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet) ***1/4 / ****
408. (Dec 16) Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hlderlinschen bertragung fr die Bhne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) "Antigone" (1991 / Germany, France / Jean-Marie Straub, Daniele Huillet) ** / ****
409. (Dec 17) Trzy kolory: Bialy "Three Colours: White" (1993 / France, Poland, Switzerland, UK / Krzysztof Kieslowski) **3/4 / ****
410. (Dec 17) El Naser Salah el Dine "Saladin" (1963 / Egypt / Youssef Chahine) ***1/4 / ****
411. (Dec 20) Under the Skin (1997 / UK / Carine Adler) **1/2 / ****
412. (Dec 25) Batoru rowaiaru "Battle Royale" [director`s cut] (2000 / Japan / Kinji Fukasaku) ***1/2 / ****
413. (Dec 31) Broken Flowers (2005 / USA, France / Jim Jarmusch) ***1/2 / ****