Bore da. Great to hear from you again. I saw your top 10 and revised list in Senses of Cinema. How are your studies going? I note you refrained from mentioning i couldn't even spell film correctly in French, above; strange how the memory plays tricks when you start questioning things you once took for granted. Like my gran; her Welsh got very rusty through lack of use.
Anyway, Brecon film soc is going from strength to strength, diolch yn fawr; our next season starts on 2 Sept with The Green Ray, a personal favourite. Other highlights of the season include Seven Samurai, Pather Panchali, Dr Strangelove, L'Age d'Or, And your Mother Too, Mulholland Drive,and Keaton's silent the General.
I've not been able to get to the cinema very often of late, so have missed a few of the most admired recent films. From the last couple of years, i've been most impressed by: At the Height of Summer, Eureka, The Day i became a Woman, Amores Perros, Crouching Tiger, In the Mood for Love, and Mulholland Drive. I look forward to seeing Atanarjuat the Fast Runner shortly, and Spirited Away (Miyazaki); both appeared in at least a couple of the Sight and Sound top 10's. Have you seen the results? The directors' poll was a great disappointment; i suggested loads of top international directors to canvas, and they preferred many 3rd rate and has-been British and Americans. A missed opportunity to widen the range of countries.