Film Journal

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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Sat May 31, 2008 1:24 am

It was subtitled in Portuguese which is the only version I know of. The film is mostly silent so it wasn't particularly hard to follow, the print could have been a little clearer though.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:19 pm

5/2
Heimat (1984) - 9/10

5/3
Iron Man (2008) - 10/10

5/4
Beethoven (1936) - 8/10

5/5
Gummo (1997) - 9/10
Midnight Run (1988) - 8/10

5/6
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1986) - 6/10

5/12
Gloria (1980) - 6/10

5/16
El Sur (1983) - 8/10

5/19
Redbelt (2008) - 9/10

5/20
Mes Petites Amoureus (1975) - 9/10
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) - 10/10
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) - 7/10

5/21
Still Life (2006) - 9/10

5/22
A River Runs Through It (1992) - 6/10

5/25
Dead and Deader (2006) - 5/10

5/26
The Science of Sleep (2006) - 8/10
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) - 8/10

5/27
The Return of the Banished (1979) - 7/10

5/31
Changing Times (2006) - 6/10

Best Film of the Month - Iron Man
Worst Film of the Month - Dead and Deader

*I sincerely hope I never have this poor of an output for a month again, and with graduation around the corner I imagine it will get much better.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:21 pm

6/1
Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny (2006) - 7/10

6/3
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006) - 8/10

6/5
La Dolce Vita (1960) - 10/10

6/7
To Live (1994) - 10/10
Sherry baby (2006) - 5/10

6/10
Color of Pomegranates (1969) - 10/10
Night of the Hunter (1955) - 10/10

6/12
Sanshiro Sugata II (1945) - 8/10
Persona (1966) - 10/10
Paradjanov A Requiem (1994) - 6/10

6/13
Ghost (1990) - 10/10

6/14
The Happening (2008) - 2/10
The Incredible Hulk (2008) - 8/10
My Way Home (1964) - 8/10

6/15
The Stranger (1967) - 6/10
The Anderson Platoon (1967) - 8/10
Silence and Cry (1967) - 7/10
The Man Who Left His will on Film (1970) - 8/10

6/16
Socrates (1971) - 8/10
Red Psalm (1972) - 10/10
Police (1984) - 8/10

6/19
Kaagz ke Phool/Paper Flowers (1957) - 7/10

6/20
Subarnarekha (1965) - 9/10

6/21
Pathetic Fallacy (1958) - 8/10
American Boy (1978) - 8/10

6/23
Through the Olive Trees (1994) - 10/10

6/24
Eureka (2000) - 10/10

6/25
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) - 10/10
Without Pity (1948) - 8/10
The Devil's Eye (1960) - 8/10
Comment ca va? (1976) - 6/10
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987) - 9/10
Dottie Gets Spanked (1993) - 5/10
Night Ride (1993) - 4/10
Rambo (2008) - 9/10

6/26
Nouvelle Vague (1990) - 6/10

6/27
Kung Fu Zombie (1982) - 3/10
Privilege (1990) - 4/10
Light Sleeper (1992) - 9/10

6/28
Zombie Defense Army (2005) - 5/10
Long Day Closes (1992) - 8/10

6/29
My Winnipeg (2008) - 4/10
Caro Diario (1994) - 6/10

6/30
Portrait of Jennie (1948) - 8/10
Burnt by the Sun (1994) - 10/10
Merry Go Round (1923) - 8/10
Second Breath (1966) - 9/10

Best Film of the Month - Persona
Worst Film of the Month - The Happening
Discovery of the Month - Eureka
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Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:54 am

Great selection, as always. Don't recall you discussing the two new foreign films you watched this month: Eureka and East of Bucharest. Perhaps I missed a post or two in the LFS thread. In any case, I've seen a number of Aoyama films and Eureka is his best work by far. Glad to see that you also feel strongly about it. The Romanian film barely missed the cut for my Secondary Best of '07 list.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:05 pm

I don't recall posting on either film, I felt like I watched Eureka in a bit of a daze but quite an extraordinary film although I still don't think there's a R1 release of it. I'm just glad I got my output up for this month. I already have a definitive front runner for the worst film of July and I sincerely hope that nothing beats it.

The hardest decision was best film of the month considering how many favorites I re-watched this month. Persona however had the greatest impact on a re-watch and will at the very least wind up in my top 20 whenever I get around to updating my film list.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby arsaib4 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:23 am

Nope, lamentably no R1 of Eureka at this point. But there are a number of foreign DVD editions available: Artificial-Eye put one out in the U.K., and so have distributors in HK, Taiwan (the two most affordable) and, of course, Japan.

I probably don't revisit as many films as you do, but Persona has certainly been an exception in that regard.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:32 pm

July was a fairly busy month for re-watches much more so than normal, although I'd really like to get cracking on this list and have a lot more re-watches to go, so depending on how my schedule works out I might just do even more this month.
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Re: Film Journal

Postby wpqx » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:29 pm

7/1
Empire of Dreams (2004) - 9/10

7/3
First Blood (1982) - 9/10

7/5
Rambo: First Blood II (1985) - 7/10
Miss Oyu (1951) - 5/10
The Ceremony (1971) - 8/10

7/6
El Topo (1970) - 8/10

7/8
Hearts of the World (1918) - 9/10

7/9
The Merry Widow (1925) - 6/10
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - 10/10

7/10
The Zombie Diaries (2007) - 4/10
Rambo III (1987) - 4/10
Flowing (1956) - 8/10

7/11
The Mother and the Law (1919) - 9/10
Wall-E (2008) - 9/10

7/12
The Haunted Castle (1921) - 6/10
Team America: World Police (2004) - 10/10
27 Dresses (2008) - 4/10

7/13
A Foreign Affair (1948) - 8/10

7/15
Arabian Nights (1974) - 8/10
The Promise (2005) - 8/10

7/17
The Sorrows of Satan (1926) - 8/10

7/18
The Dark Knight (2008) - 10/10
The Holy Mountain (1973) - 8/10

7/20
Being Two Isn't Easy (1961) - 9/10

7/22
Birch Wood (1971) - 6/10

7/23
The State of Things (1983) - 8/10

7/26
The Hart of London (1970) - 9/10
Talladega Nights (2006) - 7/10

7/27
El Dorado (1921) - 9/10
The Adversary (1971) - 9/10
Zazie Dans le Metro (1960) - 8/10
Anchorman (2004) - 7/10
Tango and Cash (1989) - 10/10

7/28
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - 6/10
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989) - 9/10

7/29
Shaolin Soccer (2001) - 8/10
Ushpizin (2005) - 5/10
Old Joy (2006) - 8/10
Hollywoodland (2006) - 8/10

7/31
Mosaid im Vertrauen (1955) - 9/10
Adebar (1957) - 5/10
Schwechater (1958) - 5/10
Arnulf Rainer (1960) - 3/10
Unsere Afrikareise (1966) - 10/10
Pause! (1977) - 5/10

Best film of the Month - The Dark Knight
Worst film of the Month - Arnulf Rainer

Interesting month and a rather bad one, few 10/10 films and a lot of films below average, better step up the quality for August.
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