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Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:40 pm

I decided once and for all to keep a journal of the films I watch, what day, and ratings. I've had loose and rambling sort of listings, but I've been good so far, and every month I'll add to this thread. So here goes January.

1/1
Van Gogh (1991) - 10/10
The Chelsea Girls (1966) - 8/10
The Savage Innocents (1959) - 8/10

1/2
Blissfully Yours (2002) - 6/10
Battle in Heaven (2006) - 6/10
Mysterious Skin (2005) - 9/10

1/3
The Little Prince (1974) - 5/10

1/4
My Darling Clementine (1946) - 10/10
Drole de Drame (1937) - 7/10

1/5
Brute Force (1947) - 8/10
The Curse of the Golden Flower (2005) - 10/10

1/6
Raw Deal (1948) - 7/10

1/7
The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2004) - 8/10

1/8
Out of the Past (1947) - 10/10
4 (2006) - 8/10
The Narrow Margin (1952) - 10/10

1/9
Lenfant (2005) - 8/10
The Cremator (1968) - 10/10

1/10
The Fog (1979) - 8/10
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) - 9/10
The Big Knife (1955) - 9/10

1/11
Detective (1984) - 6/10

1/12
The Color of Paradise (1999) - 8/10
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bulls History Lesson (1976) - 9/10

1/13
Black God, White Devil (1966) - 9/10

1/15
Satyricon (1969) - 8/10

1/16
London Can Take It (1940) - 5/10
Words For Battle (1940) - 5/10
Listen to Britain (1942) - 6/10
I Was a Fireman/Fires Were Started (1943) -7/10
A Diary for Timothy (1945) - 9/10
Family Portrait (1951)- 6/10
Myra Hess Plays Beethoven (19?)- 4/10
Gabrielle (2005) - 7/10

1/17
Loves Labors Lost (2000) - 10/10
Alibi (1929) - 9/10

1/19
Flirtation Walk (1934) - 4/10
One Night of Love (1934) - 6/10
Ruggles of Red Cap (1935) - 10/10

1/20
The Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) - 5/10

1/22
Les Miserable (1935) - 9/10
Pans Labyrinth (2006) - 9/10
Children of Men (2006) - 10/10

1/23
Cleopatra (1934) - 5/10
The Criminal Code (1931) - 7/10

1/24
Smilin Through (1933) - 2/10
Arrowsmith (1932) - 5/10

1/25
Little Birds (2006) - 8/10
Imitation of Life (1934) - 5/10

1/27
Anthony Adverse (1936) - 5/10
Romeo and Juliet (1936) - 6/10
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1975 (2005)- 10/10

1/28
Inland Empire (2006) - 10/10
All This and Heaven Too (1940) - 7/10
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) - 8/10

1/29
How the West Was Won (1962) - 7/10
River of No Return (1954) - 9/10
Sayonara (1957) - 6/10

1/30
Auntie Mame (1958) - 8/10

1/31
Perhaps Love (2004) - 9/10

If you have any questions on these films, by all means feel free to ask away. I'm too lazy to list years and directors and countries and such, but will if you need to know. Again I have a somewhat easy rating system, but my ratings are as follows:
0-2 horribly awful
3-4 bad
5-6 average or ok
7 slightly better than average
8 - good
9 - very good
10 - masterpiece
wpqx
 


Re: Film Journal

Postby A » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:03 pm

Hah, finally someone has joined me in my quest.
I may also point you to THIS website and contest.
A
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:09 am

I'm glad that you went through with this thread. Hopefully you'll be able to find the time to update it every month.
arsaib4
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:13 pm

Here's the month of February, hard time even remembering some of these films, particularly the short films. Slowed down a little near the end, but hopefully I'll be able to do some more damage this month, after all I have a couple extra days.
2/2
The More the Merrier (1943) - 9/10
Madame Curie (1943) - 8/10
The Rose Tattoo (1955) - 6/10

2/3
The Arrangement (1969) - 8/10
In the Border States (1910) - 6/10
The House With Closed Shutters (1910) - 8/10
The Fugitive (1910) - 6/10
His Trust (1910) - 7/10

2/4
His Trust Fulfilled (1910) - 7/10
The Battle (1911) - 7/10
Swords and Hearts (1911) - 6/10
Love Me Tonight (1932)- 10/10

2/5
Twelve Oclock High (1949) - 10/10
The Country Girl (1954) - 6/10
Decision Before Dawn (1951) - 5/10

2/7
Disraeli (1929) - 5/10
Trader Horn (1931) - 6/10
Five Star Final (1932) - 10/10
Cats Dont Dance (1997) - 6/10
A Farewell to Arms (1932) - 9/10
Viva Villa! (1934) - 7/10

2/8
The Barrets of Wimpole Street (1934) - 4/10
Naughty Marietta (1935) - 7/10

2/9
Three Smart Girls (1936) - 7/10
Hope and Glory (1987) - 9/10
Dreams (1955) - 6/10

2/10
Augustine of Hippo (1972) - 7/10

2/11
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)- 2/10
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1955) - 7/10
Angel Face (1952) - 9/10

2/12
Bitter Victory (1958) - 8/10
The Emigrants (1971)- 6/10
The Immortal Story (1969) - 9/10
Dodsworth (1936) - 9/10
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) - 10/10

2/13
Min and Bill (1930) - 3/10
Morning Glory (1933) - 5/10
Dangerous (1935) - 7/10
None But the Lonely Heart (1944) - 9/10
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) - 8/10

2/14
Cabaret (1972) - 9/10

2/15
Dames (1934) - 9/10
Meshes in the Afternoon (1943) - 10/10
Fireworks (1947)- 10/10
Science Friction (1969) - 8/10
10 Second Film (?) - 8/10
Permian Strata (?) - 6/10
Offon (1959) - 6/10
Woman In the Moon (1929) - 8/10
Liliom (1934) - 8/10

2/16
Hangmen Also Die (1943) - 8/10
Scarlet Street (1945) - 9/10
House by the River (1949) - 6/10
On the Sunny Side (1933) - 6/10
Strike (1947) - 8/10

2/17
Il Postino (1994) - 5/10

2/18
Such is Life (1926) - 8/10
The Kreutzer Sonata (1929) - 6/10
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) - 7/10

2/19
Awakenings (1990) - 6/10

2/20
The Love Parade (1929) - 9/10

2/21
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) - 8/10
Faithless Marijka (1935) - 5/10
The Distant Journey (1949)- 6/10

2/23
The Bandwagon (1953) - 10/10

2/24
Eyes of Children (1923) - 5/10
A Soldiers Story (1984) - 9/10

2/25
The Green Pastures (1936) - 9/10
Rufus Jones for President (1933) - 1/10

2/26
Primary (1960) - 6/10
Careful (1992) - 7/10
Waiting for Twilight (1997) - 8/10

2/27
Yolanda and the Thief (1945) - 9/10
Spanglish (2004) - 6/10

2/28
The Commitments (1991) - 7/10
wpqx
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:40 am

I think that you should consider adding the films' world premier year, just like you do in your reviews. That'll be helpful to the members and guests of this site.
arsaib4
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:35 am

Thanks!
arsaib4
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:16 pm

3/01
Eternal Love (1929) - 5/10

3/02
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) - 3/10
Lucrezia Borgia (1935) - 9/10
Au Secours (1923) - 10/10
La Folie du Docteur Tube (1916) - 8/10

3/03
Baby Doll (1956) - 8/10

3/04
Blue Velvet (1986) - 10/10

3/05
Heaven Can Wait (1978) - 8/10

3/06
Fat City (1972) - 7/10

3/09
Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! (1966) - 6/10
Leolo (1993) - 6/10

3/11
300 (2007) - 2/10
East Side Story (1997) - 6/10
No Direction Home (2005) - 10/10
Kids (1995) - 10/10

3/12
The Ring (1927) - 6/10
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) 10/10
The Manxman (1929) - 3/10
In the Year of the Pig (1968) - 7/10
Prince of Tides (1991) - 8/10
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) - 1/10

3/13
The Towering Inferno (1974) - 6/10
Babel (2006) - 7/10
An Affair to Remember (1957) - 6/10

3/14
Cat Ballou (1965) - 6/10

3/15
A Game With Stones
Et cetera
Punch and Judy
The Flat
Picnic with Weissmann
A Quiet Week in the House
The Fall of the House of Usher
Dimensions of Dialogue
Down to the Cellar
The Pendulum, the Pit and the Hope
Meat Love
Flora
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia
Food
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) - 8/10
The Man From Laramie (1955) - 10/10
Love in the Afternoon (1957) - 8/10

3/16
Contraband (1940) - 6/10
Half Nelson (2006) - 6/10
Marie Antoinette (2006) - 6/10

3/18
Salesman (1968) - 7/10
Wanda (1970) - 9/10
Tropical Malady (2004) - 8/10
Winter Soldier (1972) - 10/10

3/20
Bad Lieutenant (1992) - 10/10

3/21
Power of Kangwon Province (1998) - 7/10

3/22
Night and Fog in Japan (1960) - 8/10
City of the Living Dead (1980) - 7/10

3/23
My Best Girl (1927) - 5/10

3/24
Cutters Way (1981) - 8/10

3/25
Zombie (1979) - 5/10
Peter Pan (1953) - 7/10

3/26
Lessons of Darkness (1992) - 9/10
3-Iron (2004) - 10/10
Zigeunerweisen (1980) - ?

3/27
The Emperors Naked Army Marches On (1987) - 9/10
The Coward (1965) - 6/10
Intimate Stories (2002) - 6/10

3/28
Beau Travail (1999) - 8/10
Extreme Private Eros Love Song 1974 (1974) - 7/10
The Devil, Probably (1977) - 6/10

3/29
Days of Heaven (1978) - 9/10
Flaming Creatures (1963) - 10/10
The House is Black (1962) - 9/10
The School That Was Blown Away (1996) - 5/10
Qajar Dynasty (1993) - 5/10
Glen or Glenda? (1953) - 10/10
Spirit of the Beehive (1973) - 9/10

3/30
Mother and Son (1997) - 8/10
Days of Being Wild (1991) - 7/10
Father and Son (2004) - 7/10
Cop Au Vin (1984) - 8/10
Conspirators of Pleasure (1996) - 8/10

red = Jan Svankmajer shorts
Best film of the month = Glen or Glenda?
Worst film of the month = The Diary of Anne Frank

No that isn't backwards, I loved Glen or Glenda and @#%$ the Diary of Anne Frank.
wpqx
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby trevor826 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:47 pm

Great idea wpqx, good to see all your ratings, I have no idea how you make the time for so many films but all power to you.

Best film of the month = Glen or Glenda?

Classic! made my day.

Cheers Trev.
trevor826
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby A » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:45 pm

I'm still "collecting" some Ed Wood films (currently four) to make a Director's Week on him in the future.
I have only seen Plan 9 from outer Space six or seven years ago and I wasn't impressed. But it's nowhere near the "worst film ever"
I'd love it if you could write some notes on Glen or Glenda? and maybe open a thread on Edward D. Wood, Jr.!

Why didn't you rate the Svankmajer shorts? I was hoping you would join me in the Rate the Director thread.
A
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:14 am

The problem with them is I watched them all in a marathon, so I had a hard time differentiating most of them, which is what happened the first time I went through my two disc set of Griffith shorts. Also look around, I did do a proper lengthy review of Glen or Glenda? If you can do a director's week for him, I'll certainly try and get a hold of some films to contribute, as my first taste of Wood was more than enough to get me to watch some more from him.
wpqx
 

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