Film Journal

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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:59 am

6/4
Europa/Zentropa (1991) - 8/10

6/5
The Dead (1987) - 7/10

6/6
White Dog (1982) - 9/10

6/07
Nightmare in Chicago (1962) - 8/10
King Solomons Mines (1950) - 5/10
Wake Island (1942) - 6/10

6/08
True Heart Susie (1919) - 8/10
Rocky Road (1913) - 6/10

6/10
Reservoir Dogs (1992) - 10/10

6/11
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - 2/10

6/12
Europa 51 (1952) - 9/10
Two Lane Blacktop (1971) - 8/10

6/13
Wilson (1944) - 7/10

6/14
Jackie Brown (1997) - 10/10

6/18
All My Countrymen (1968) - 8/10
Plastic People of the Universe (2000) - 7/10
Wonderful Years That Sucked (1997) - 10/10
Tokyo Twilight (1957) - 10/10

6/19
Scarface (1932) - 10/10

6/21
An Autumn Afternoon (1962) - 7/10
Becky Sharp (1935) - 8/10
The Story of Marie and Julien (2003) - 8/10

6/22
Late Autumn (1961) - 8/10

6/23
Punishment Park (1971) - 10/10

6/24
The Brown Bunny (2004) - 7/10
Escape From New York (1981) - 10/10
Major League (1989) - 10/10

6/25
How I Won the War (1967) - 8/10
The Lovers (1958) - 6/10
Crime and Punishment (1935) - 10/10

6/26
The Idiot (1951) - 9/10
Coquette (1929) - 4/10

6/27
Manhunter (1986) - 8/10

6/28
Miami Vice (2006) - 9/10

6/30
A Dedicated Life (1995) - 6/10
Harvest (1937) - 7/10

Best Film of the Month - Major League
Worst Film of the Month - Mutiny on the Bounty
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:54 am

7/1
Time of the Wolf (2003) - 7/10

7/2
Brando (2007) - 9/10
The Big Lebowski (1998) - 10/10

7/3
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - 10/10
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) - 10/10

7/5
The Stuntman (1980) - 8/10

7/6
Hollywood Canteen (1944) - 8/10

7/7
Yaaba (1989) - 6/10
The Bakers Wife (1938) - 6/10

7/8
Sweetie (1989) - 7/10
Peel

7/9
Passionless Moments
A Girls Own Story
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) - 6/10
Kicking and Screaming (1995) - 8/10

7/10
Graveyard of Honor (1975) - 7/10
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990) - 9/10

7/11
The Bourne Identity (2002) - 8/10

7/14
Hairspray (1988) - 9/10

7/15
Bennys Video (1992) - 8/10
Topsy-Turvy (1999) - 8/10

7/16
Trouble in Paradise (1932) - 10/10
The Merry Jail (1917) - 4/10

7/17
The Razors Edge (1946) - 7/10
Blow-Up (1966) - 10/10

7/18
Joe (1970) - 10/10
The Painted Skin (1993) - 5/10
The Notorious Betty Page (2005) - 6/10

7/19
The Iron Giant (1999) - 10/10

7/21
Heat (1995) - 8/10
Hello Dolly (1969) - 2/10

7/22
The Intruder (2004) - 6/10
Kinsey (2004) - 9/10
Rocky Balboa (2006) - 7/10
The Bride With White Hair (1994) - 8/10

7/23
Judex (1916-17) - 9/10

7/24
Judith of Bethulia (1914) - 7/10
Home Sweet Home (1914) - 5/10
Phantom (1923) - 7/10
The Last Seduction (1994) - 9/10

7/25
Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) - 10/10
Daydreams (1920) - 8/10
Convict 13 (1922) - 9/10

7/26
European Rest Cure
How a French Nobleman Got a wife Through the New York Herald Personal Columns
Nervy Nat Kisses the Bride -
Scarecrow Pump
The Strenuous Life; or, Anti-Race Suicide -
The Ex-Convict +
The Kleptomaniac+
The Seven Ages
The Whole Dam Family and the Dam Dog
Coney Island at Night
The Little Train Robbery+
The White Caps++
The Watermelon Patch+
The Millers Daughter -
Train Wreckers -
Life of an American Policeman +
Police Chasing Scorching Auto -
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend +
Three American Beauties +
Films of the San Francisco Earthquake
The Terrible Kids --
Kathleen Mavourneen
Getting Evidence - -
The Teddy Bears -

7/27
Monkeyshines 1
Monkeyshines 2
Dickson Greeting
Newark Athlete (w/Indian Clubs)
Men Boxing
Blacksmithing Scene
The Barber Shop
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze
Athlete With Wand
Sandow
Carmencita
Boxing Cats
Caicedo with Pole
Annabelle Butterly Dance
Cockfight 2
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph
Sioux Ghost Dance
Buffalo Dance
Hadj Cheriff
Glenroy Brothers, No. 2
Louis Martinetti
Bucking Broncho
Annie Oakley
Imperial Japanese Dance
Robetta and Doretto, No. 2
Band Drill
Fire Rescue Scene
Billy Edwards and the Unknown
Dickson Experimental Sound Film
Princess Ali
Annabelle Serpentine Dance
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
Amy Muller
The John C. Rice - Mary Irwin Kiss
Shooting the Chutes
Fatima Muscle Dancer
Mess Call
Inventor Edison Sketched by World Artist
Watermelon Eating Contest
The Lone Fisherman
Interrupted Lovers
Feeding the Doves
A Morning Bath
The Burning Stable
Mounted Police Charge
Going to the Fire
A Morning Alarm
Black Diamond Express, no. 1
American Falls From Above American Side
The First Sleigh Ride
The Morning Alarm
Fifth Avenue, New York
Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory
Return of Lifeboat
Troop Ships For the Philippines
Us Troops Landing at Daiquiri Cuba
Shooting Captured Insurgents
The Burglar on the Roof
Firemen Rescuing Men and Women
A Wringing Good Joke
Gold Rush Scenes in the Klondike
Searching Ruins on Broadway for Dead Bodies, Galveston
The Kiss
Capture of Boer Battery By British
New Black Diamond Express
Watermelon Contest
A Storm at Sea
Old Maid Having Her Picture Taken
Another Job For the Undertaker
High Diving Scene
Photographing a Country Couple
What Happened on 23rd Street, New York City
Pan-American Exhibition By Night
Trapeze Disrobing Act
The Burning of Dunlands Riding Academy
Burlesque Suicide, no. 22
Jack and the Beanstalk
Interrupted Bathers
Electrocuting and Elephant
The Life of an American Fireman
Egyptian Fakir with dancing Monkey
A Scrap in Black and White
Uncle Toms Cabin
The Gay Shoe Clerk
Turning the Tables
What Happened in the Tunnel
The Great Train Robbery
Rectors to Claremont

7/28
It (1927) - 8/10
Clara Bow, Discovering the It Girl (1999) - 8/10
Cohens Fire Sale
The Rivals
College Chums
The Trainers Daughter or the Race for Love
Laughing Gas
A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus
A Suburbanites Ingenious Alarm
Rescued From an Eagles Nest
Fireside Reminiscences
Cupids Pranks
Tale the Autumn Leaves Told
The House of Cards
New York of Today
How Bumptious Papered the Parlor
Thirty Days at Hard Labor
The Passer By
The Totville Eye
The Public and Private Care of Infants
An Unsullied Shield
A Serenade by Proxy
At Bear Track Gulch
The Ambassadors Daughter
All on Account of a Transfer
One Touch of Nature
The Adventure of the Hasty Elopement
The Wonders of Magnetism

7/29
Black Eyes
The Lone Game
The Unbeliever
The Simpsons Movie (2007) - 9/10

7/30
Eight Men Out (1988) - 8/10
The Penalty (1920) - 6/10
The Mark of Zorro (1920) - 7/10
Robin Hood (1922) - 8/10

Best film of the month - All Quiet on the Western Front
Worst Film of the Month - Getting Even

I did not give ratings or list years for the films in the Edison set, but they're all made between 1894-1918.
wpqx
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:55 am

8/1
King of Kings (1927) - 8/10
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987) - 9/10
Paris Qui Dort (1922) - 10/10
The Bells (1926) - 6/10
A Woman of Paris (1923) - 7/10
A King in New York (1957) - 10/10

8/2
Two for the Road (1967) - 9/10
Divorce, Italian Style (1962) - 8/10
The Red Headed Woman (1932) - 6/10
Waterloo Bridge (1931) - 10/10

8/3
Altered States (1980) - 7/10
Harry and Tonto (1974) - 7/10
The Fly (1986) - 10/10

8/4
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) - 9/10
Hell of the Living Dead (1980) - 3/10

8/5
Stranger than Fiction (2006) - 8/10
Iron Monkey (1994) - 9/10
Bird (1988) - 7/10
Les Enfants Terribles (1950) - 10/10

8/6
The Children are Watching Us (1944) - 8/10
Jour de Fete (1949) - 7/10
Thieves (1996) - 10/10
Inspector Lavardin (1986) - 6/10
Il Grido (1957) - 9/10
Damnation (1987) - 10/10

8/7
The Naked City (1948) - 8/10
A Woman's Secret (1949) - 9/10
Sing a Song of Sex (1967) - 7/10
Warning Shadows (1922) - 6/10

8/8
The Long, Long Trailer (1955) - 6/10
Rio Lobo (1970) - 8/10
Swept Away (1975) - 9/10
Repo Man (1984) - 8/10

8/9
Round Midnight (1986) - 9/10
Solo Con Tu Parjea (1991) - 5/10
A Perfect World (1993) - 9/10

8/10
Little Otik (2000) - 8/10
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) - 1/10
Hana (2005) - 10/10
Masque of the Red Death (1964) - 10/10
Deep Red (1975) - 9/10

8/11
Tender Flesh (1997) - 8/10
Lust of Frankenstein (1998) - 1/10

8/12
Afraid to Die (1960) - 7/10
The Battle of Culloden (1964) - 10/10
The War Game (1965) - 10/10
Killer of Sheep (1978) - 8/10
Tales From the Gimli Hospital (1989) - 6/10
Dead Father (1986) - 5/10
Hospital Fragment (1988) - 5/10
Judge Priest (1934) - 5/10
Mr. Robinson Crusoe (1931) - 5/10
Dura Lex/By the Law (1926) - 6/10

8/13
Lonesome (1929) - 9/10
The Avenging Conscience (1914) - 7/10
Last of the Mohicans (1920) - 8/10
Carmen (1915) - 4/10
The Cheat (1915) - 10/10
Burlesque on Carmen (1916) - 6/10
Lips of Blood (1975) - 6/10
The Blue Bird (1918) - 9/10

8/14
The Cat and the Canary (1927) - 8/10
Charly (1968) - 4/10
Get Carter (1971) - 5/10
The Heart of the World (2000) - 10/10
Sissy Boy Slap Party (2004) - 7/10
Eye Like a Balloon (1995) - 6/10

8/15
High Plains Drifter (1973) - 8/10
Gregory's Girl (1981) - 8/10
Lost in America (1985) - 8/10

8/16
Music of the Heart (1999) - 2/10
Faust (1994) - 6/10

8/17
Snakes on a Plain (2006) - 2/10

8/18
The Grapes of Death (1978) - 5/10
Sebastiane (1976) - 8/10
Dreamgirls (2006) - 8/10
Nine Lives (2005) - 9/10

8/19
The Saga of Gosta Berling (1924) - 8/10
Cross of Iron (1977) - 9/10
The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929) - 7/10

8/20
Fascination (1979) - 9/10
The Tempest (1979) - 5/10
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) - 10/10

8/21
Hamlet (1964) - 9/10

8/22
Kidnapped (1974) - 8/10
Valley of the Bees (1967) - 9/10
Moana (1926) - 7/10

8/23
Inferno (1980) - 8/10
WR. Mysteries of the Organism (1971) - 10/10
Hole in the Soul (1994) - 8/10
Dream of Light (1991) - 6/10
The Streetfighter (1976) - 8/10

8/24
Bye Bye Brazil (1979) - 6/10
Antonio Das Mortes (1968) - 9/10
The Virginian (1929) - 6/10
The Big Lebowski (1998) - 10/10

8/25
Grand Canyon (1991) - 5/10

8/26
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) - 3/10
A Brighter Summer Day (1991) - 10/10

8/27
Husbands (1970) - 10/10
Everyone Says I Love You (1996) - 6/10
Code Unknown (2000) - 8/10

8/28
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) - 10/10
Asphalt (1929) - 8/10

8/29
Notre Musique (2004) - 8/10
Dreams (1990) - 6/10
Dodes-ka-den (1970) - 5/10

8/30
House of 1000 Corpses (2003) - 5/10
Sanshiro Sugata (1943) - 8/10

8/31
The Most Beautiful (1944) - 4/10

Best Film of the Month - 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
Worst Film of the Month - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

* I was tempted to list Lust of Frankenstein as the worst film of the month, but that was a sloppy Franco effort, whereas Tykwer's film was simply an abortion that should have been performed.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:01 am

Looking forward to your ratings.
arsaib4
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby A » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:12 pm

Interesting to see your thoughts on the worst film of the month. I haven't seen both, and am not tempted to do so in the future.

I think I've asked this again, but could you explain what your ratings (one to ten) mean, I mean what each number signifies? I'm curious because you always have so many 7/8/9 and 10s.
A
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:13 am

I have a question, too: how did you watch 10 films on August 12?
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Re: Film Journal

Postby A » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:16 pm

I think some of them are shorts, but it's really incredible.
You watch so many films wpqx? Are you going at this rate the last couple of years already? I think you already mentioned that it has something to do with your sleep deficit/insomnia (?). Anyway it's pretty darn impressive.

I only watched five films in August btw
A
 

Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:26 am

Well as far as my rating system it is the equivalent of a 5-star rating, with halves. Three stars would denote an average film, which would come out to be about a 6. Any film I consider above average would therefore be 7-10. Since I'm pretty selective in what I watch it amounts for a good deal of these positive ratings.

August 12th was my birthday and since the White Sox plan fell through I decided there was no better way to spend it then by watching movies, especially since my mono still prevented me from "celebrating". Two of the films were shorts, and neither of the Peter Watkins films were particularly long.

This rate of movie watching is going to be slowing down for awhile. Now that I'm back in school and working on weekends it will limit me. However having nearly two months of no work and no school allowed for a monstrous supply of cinema viewing. However once baseball season ends the number might pick up a bit.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:32 pm

9/2
Men Who Tread on the Tigers Tail (1945) 6/10

9/3
No Regrets in Our Youth (1946) 6/10
Citizen Kane (1941) 100/10
One Wonderful Sunday (1947) 8/10
The Seafarers (1951) 4/10

9/4
Scandal (1950) 8/10
The Quiet Duel (1949) 8/10
Record of a Living Being/I Live in Fear (1955) 8/10

9/5
Madadayo (1993) 9/10
Six Men Getting Sick (1967) 3/10
Alphabet (1967) 7/10
The Grandmother (1970) 8/10
Always (1989) 10/10
The Lost World (1997) 2/10

9/7
Cemetary Man (1994) 6/10

9/8
The Terminal (2004) 6/10
Halloween (2007) 9/10
Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003) 10/10

9/9
Spiders (1919) 8/10

9/10
Hara-kiri (1919) 5/10
You and Me (1938) 7/10
1941 (1979) 5/10

9/11
The Return of Frank James (1940) 8/10
Western Union (1941) 8/10

9/12
Cloak and Dagger (1946) 6/10
Human Desire (1954) 6/10

9/16
New York Stories (1989) 8/10

9/17
Tiger of Eschnapur (1959) 7/10

9/19
The Secret Behind the Door (1948) 7/10
The Elephant Man (1980) 9/10
Moonfleet (1955) 8/10

9/20
The Indian Tomb (1959) 7/10
Bolivia (2001) 9/10

9/23
The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960) 6/10

9/24
Pizza, Beer, and Smokes (1997) 6/10
Central Station (1998) 2/10
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 7/10

9/26
The Street (1923) 8/10

Best Film of the Month - Citizen Kane
Worst Film of the Month - The Lost World
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:35 pm

10/1
Whirlpool of Fate (1925) - 8/10

10/5
Les Agnes du Paiche (1943) - 9/10

10/6
Nana (1926) - 6/10

10/7
Tire-au-flanc (1928) - 5/10 (no subtitles)
Charleston (1927) - 10/10
The Little Matchgirl (1928) - 9/10

10/9
Tournament (1929) - 6/10
Madame Bovary (1934) - 6/10

10/10
Toni (1934) - 9/10

10/11
Amorres Perros (2000) - 9/10

10/17
Wild at Heart (1990) - 7/10

10/18
Y tu Mama tambien (2001) - 10/10

10/19
Mulholland Drive (2001) - 10/10

10/20
Swamp Water (1941) - 8/10
Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) - 7/10

10/21
Borat (2006) - 10/10

10/23
Black Moon (1975) - 6/10
One Foot in Heaven (1941) - 6/10
Lost Highway (1997) - 10/10

10/24
Ceddo (1977) - 8/10

10/27
Rocky 3 (1982) - 8/10
Rocky 4 (1985) - 10/10

10/28
The Testament of Dr. Cordelier (1959) - 7/10

10/29
Picnic on the Grass (1959) - 3/10

10/31
Halloween 4 (1988) - 4/10

Best Film of the Month - Mulholland Drive
Worst Film of the Month - Picnic on the Grass*

This film isn't that bad, just a mess for a Renoir film but seeing how I didn't watch much this month it wins/loses by default.
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