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Post by maxwelldeux » March 13th, 2018, 8:06 pm

Straka on Mar 13 2018, 04:49:15 AM wrote:Does anyone have a list with directors that have the most official checks? I assume Varda, Denis and Hui will score pretty good and I am curious who else ranks high.
Not a list like that, per se, but the list of official checks with women directors is here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/ever ... altoplists

That should get you a reasonable answer to your question.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 13th, 2018, 8:57 pm

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28a. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Richard III (1994) Natalia Orlova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28b. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – The Taming of the Shrew (1994) Aida Ziablikova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28c. Krasnaya shapochka (1937) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
29a. Styropa-moryak (1955) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
29b. Za chas do svidaniya (1965) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {16 min.}
29c. Pro Zluyu Machekhu (1966) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {18 min.}
30a. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – In Fear of the Phantom (2010) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30b. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – The Siren’s Song (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30c. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Menace of the Manticore (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
31. Frozen (2013) Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee / FTV / Rating: 7
32. Megan Leavey (2017) Gabriela Cowperthwaite / FTV / Rating: 8+
33. Glory (2016) Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov / FTV / Rating: 8+
34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Puppet Show (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Inca Mummy Girl (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
36. Six Feet Under – Familia (2001) Lisa Cholodenko / Rating: 8

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1. Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola / Rating: 9
2. The Cat Who Walked By Herself (1988) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+
3. Awakenings (1990) Penny Marshall / FTV / Rating: 7+
4. Children of a Lesser God (1986) Randa Haines / Rating: 7+
5. The Night Before Christmas (1951) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+
6. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris / Rating: 10
7. The Hurt Locker (2008) Kathryn Bigelow / Rating: 9
8. Persepolis (2007) Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi / Rating: 9
9. The Lost Letter (1945) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+
10. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Kathryn Bigelow / Rating: 9
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ana Lily Amirpour / Rating: 7+
12. Top of the Lake: Paradise Sold (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
13. Top of the Lake: A Rainbow Above Us (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8
14. Top of the Lake: No Goodbyes Thanks (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8
15a. Sindbad-morehod (1944) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+ {21 min.}
15b. Skazka o Saoldate (1948) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {20 min.}
15c. Chudesnyy kolokolchik (1949) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {19 min.}
16a. Fedya Zaytsev (1948) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
16b. Devochka v tsirke (1950) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
16c. Den rozhdeniya (1959) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {20 min.}
17. Pariah (2011) Dee Rees / FTV / Rating: 8+
18. Love & Basketball (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood / FTV / Rating: 8+
19. Raw (2016) Julia Ducournau / FTV / Rating: 8+
20. It Was I Who Drew the Little Man (1960) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 6+
21a. Ostrov Oshibok (1955) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
21b. Tri tolstyaka (1963) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {34 min.}
22. The Woodsman (2004) Nicole Kassell / FTV / Rating: 8+
23. Speak (2004) Jessica Sharzer / FTV / Rating: 9
24a. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Hamlet (1992) Natalia Orlova / FTV / Rating: 9 {26 min.}
24b. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Twelfth Night (1992) Maria Muat / FTV / Rating: 8 {26 min.}
24c. The Hare Tailor (1937) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {10 min.}
25a. Flight to the Moon (1953) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {30 min.}
25b. The Brave Tailor (1964) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {30 min.}
26. The Tempest (2010) Julie Taymor / Rating: 8
27. Battle of the Sexes (2017) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris / FTV / Rating: 8+

28a. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Richard III (1994) Natalia Orlova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28b. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – The Taming of the Shrew (1994) Aida Ziablikova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28c. Krasnaya shapochka (1937) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
29a. Styropa-moryak (1955) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
29b. Za chas do svidaniya (1965) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {16 min.}
29c. Pro Zluyu Machekhu (1966) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {18 min.}
30a. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – In Fear of the Phantom (2010) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30b. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – The Siren’s Song (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30c. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Menace of the Manticore (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
31. Frozen (2013) Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee / FTV / Rating: 7
32. Megan Leavey (2017) Gabriela Cowperthwaite / FTV / Rating: 8+
33. Glory (2016) Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov / FTV / Rating: 8+
34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Puppet Show (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Inca Mummy Girl (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
36. Six Feet Under – Familia (2001) Lisa Cholodenko / Rating: 8

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Post by jeroeno » March 13th, 2018, 9:28 pm

16. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny: Seriya 9 (1973) Tatyana Lioznova

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Post by sebby » March 13th, 2018, 11:20 pm

[font=courier]13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7/10

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[font=courier]01. The Breadwinner (2017) - Nora Twomey - 6/10
02. O'er the Land (2008) - Deborah Stratman - 7/10
03. The Piano (1993) - Jane Campion - 7/10
04. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay - 5/10
05. Two Friends (1986) - Jane Campion - 7/10
06. Ratcatcher (1999) - Lynne Ramsay - 7.5/10
07. Krylya (1966) - Larisa Shepitko - 8/10
08. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) - Agnès Varda - 8.5/10
09. Alias Grace - Part 1 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7.5/10
10. High Art (1998) - Lisa Cholodenko - 5.5/10
11. Time to Die (2007) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 5.5/10
12. Certain Women (2016) - Kelly Reichardt - 8/10
13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (20120176) - Mary Harron - 7/10[/font]
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Post by 45MinuteZoom » March 14th, 2018, 1:04 am

maxwelldeux on Mar 13 2018, 02:06:41 PM wrote:
Straka on Mar 13 2018, 04:49:15 AM wrote:Does anyone have a list with directors that have the most official checks? I assume Varda, Denis and Hui will score pretty good and I am curious who else ranks high.
Not a list like that, per se, but the list of official checks with women directors is here: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/ever ... altoplists

That should get you a reasonable answer to your question.
Varda and Akerman both have 14 in that list. Denis and Hui have 12. Not sure who would come next. For shorts, Marie Menken and Genevieve Hamon (with Jean Painleve) both have 7.

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Post by jdidaco » March 14th, 2018, 4:11 am

33. Aldri annet enn bråk (Nothing But Trouble, Edith Carlmar, 1954) 8/10
34. La dérive (The Drifting, Paula Delsol, 1964) 8.5/10
35. Le camion (The Truck, Marguerite Duras, 1977) 9.5/10
36. Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (Deborah Hoffmann, 1994) 8.5/10
37. Seitsemän laulua tundralta (Seven Songs from the Tundra, Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio, 2000) 8.5/10
38. Dumnezeu la saxofon, dracu la vioara (God Plays Sax, the Devil Violin, Alexandra Gulea, 2004) 8/10
39. Archipelago (Joanna Hogg, 2010) 8/10
40. A Vingança de Uma Mulher (A Woman’s Revenge, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2012) 9/10

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1. The Ocean Waif (Alice Guy, 1916) 8/10
2. Um Krone und Peitsche (For Crown and Whip, Fern Andra & Georg Bluen, 1919) 6.5/10
3. È piccerella (The Little Girl’s Wrong, Elvira Notari, 1922) 9/10
4. The Far Paradise (Paulette McDonagh, 1928) 7.5/10
5. Poslednij attraktsion (The Last Attraction, Olga Preobrazhenskaya & Ivan Pravov, 1929) 8/10
6. Sluchay v vulkane (Incident in a Volcano, Aleksandra Khokhlova & Lev Kuleshov & Yevgeni Shneider, 1941) 7/10
7. Ruddigore (Joy Batchelor, 1966) 7/10
8. What Maisie Knew (Babette Mangolte, 1976) 8/10
9. Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. by Agnès V., Agnès Varda, 1988) 7.5/10
10. Kung-fu master! (Agnès Varda, 1988) 7.5/10
11. Pays barbare (Barbaric Land, Angela Ricci Lucchi & Yervant Gianikian, 2013) 9/10
12. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman, 2016) 9/10
13. Paw (Boy of Two Worlds, Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1959) 8/10
14. Margarita y el lobo (Margarita and the Wolf, Cecilia Bartolomé, 1969) 8.5/10
15. Ne bolit golova u dyatla (Woodpeckers Don't Get Headaches, Dinara Asanova, 1975) 8.5/10
16. Parallages sto idio thema/Idéesdies fixesirae (Variations on the Same Theme, Antouanetta Angelidi, 1977) 8.5/10
17. Sredi serykh kamney (Among Grey Stones, Kira Muratova, 1983) 8.5/10
18. Kakisa dzirnavas (The Cat's Mill, Roze Stiebra, 1993) 8/10
19-20. Palle alene i verden (Palle Alone in the World, Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1949) 8.5/10 (24 min), Carmen de Carabanchel (Cecilia Bartolomé, 1965) 7/10 (15 min), Couleurs mécaniques (Mechanical Colors, Rose Lowder, 1979) 9/10 (16 min), Les tournesols/Les tournesols colorés (Sunflowers/Colored Sunflowers, Rose Lowder, 1982/83) 10/10 (6 min), Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen, 1984) 8/10 (29 min), Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (Maureen Gosling & Les Blank, 1990) 8.5/10 (31 min) (Total: 121 min)
21. '49-'17 (Ruth Ann Baldwin, 1917) 7/10
22. Anybody’s Woman (Dorothy Arzner, 1930) 7.5/10
23. The Teckman Mystery (Wendy Toye, 1954) 7/10
24. Svesiniece ciema/Chuzhaya v posyolke (Stranger in the Village, Ada Neretniece, 1959) 8/10
25. Sparrows Can’t Sing (Joan Littlewood, 1963) 8.5/10
26. Izvinjavamo se, mnogo se izvinjavamo (We Are Sorry, We Are Very Sorry, Soja Jovanovic, 1976) 8/10
27. Tomka dhe shokët e tij (Tomka and His Friends, Xhanfize Keko, 1977) 8.5/10
28. Oi dromoi tis agapis einai nyhterinoi (Love Wanders in the Night, Frieda Liappa, 1981) 8/10
29. The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) 8/10
30. Blood Tea and Red String (Christiane Cegavske, 2006) 9/10
31. Peremirie (Truce, Svetlana Proskurina, 2010) 8/10
32. Ausma (Dawn, Laila Pakalnina, 2015) 9/10

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Post by sol » March 14th, 2018, 1:28 pm

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1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)
6. Blood Diner (1987)
7. Girlfight (2000)
8. Hounddog (2007)
9. Streets (1990)
10. Yes (2004)
11. Detroit (2017)
12. Monster (2003)
13. The Babadook (2014)
14. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

Weird but enjoyable film (with a terrific James Horner score) that could perhaps best be thought of as Borowczyk's The Beast meets The Shape of Water. The first rape scene was a really WTF moment for me; I knew beforehand that the film was about aquatic monsters, but the sexual elements here throws the film in a completely different direction. Lots of dark comedy too (a ventriloquist dummy's eyes that keep moving during one pivotal attack).
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Post by flaiky » March 14th, 2018, 1:49 pm

A batch:

2. Pariah (2011, Dee Rees) - Fresh, authentic, and subtly cinematic take on the coming-of-age film with a wonderful central performance.

3. Red Road (2006, Andrea Arnold) - In which Lysa Arryn becomes Gene Hackman from The Conversation...good stuff, but also not quite as intense or emotional as it wants to be.

4. Documenteur (1981, Agnes Varda) - Man, I want to love everything Agnes does but this really fell flat for me.

5. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014, Ana Lily Amirpour) - A film that wants to be different and distinctive, which is admirable, but none of it comes together very well and I found it terribly empty.

6. A Simple Life (2011, Ann Hui) - Beautiful film about aging and connections. Deannie Ip is absolutely incredible.
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Post by sol » March 14th, 2018, 4:02 pm

Already SeenShow
1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)
6. Blood Diner (1987)
7. Girlfight (2000)
8. Hounddog (2007)
9. Streets (1990)
10. Yes (2004)
11. Detroit (2017)
12. Monster (2003)
13. The Babadook (2014)
14. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
16. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

A slasher with a difference; unlike something like Terror Train or Friday the 13th where the killer remains obscured off-camera with his identity a bit of a mystery throughout, this film does everything possible to make the killer as obvious and as visible as possible when killing the innocent teens. It is an interesting approach, but I'm still in two minds as to whether it adds anything to the film or not.
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Post by sebby » March 14th, 2018, 6:55 pm

[font=courier]20. Kobieta samotna (1987) - Agnieszka Holland - 7/10
21. Gett (2014) - Ronit Elkabetz - 7/10

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[font=courier]01. The Breadwinner (2017) - Nora Twomey - 6/10
02. O'er the Land (2008) - Deborah Stratman - 7/10
03. The Piano (1993) - Jane Campion - 7/10
04. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay - 5/10
05. Two Friends (1986) - Jane Campion - 7/10
06. Ratcatcher (1999) - Lynne Ramsay - 7.5/10
07. Krylya (1966) - Larisa Shepitko - 8/10
08. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) - Agnès Varda - 8.5/10
09. Alias Grace - Part 1 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7.5/10
10. High Art (1998) - Lisa Cholodenko - 5.5/10
11. Time to Die (2007) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 5.5/10
12. Certain Women (2016) - Kelly Reichardt - 8/10
13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (20120176) - Mary Harron - 7/10
20. Kobieta samotna (1987) - Agnieszka Holland - 7/10
21. Gett (2014) - Ronit Elkabetz - 7/10[/font]

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Post by jeroeno » March 14th, 2018, 9:26 pm

17. 16. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny: Seriya 10 (1973) Tatyana Lioznova

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Post by brokenface » March 14th, 2018, 11:13 pm

1. Children of a Lesser God (Haines, 1986)
2. You Were Never Really Here (Ramsay, 2017)

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Post by RBG » March 15th, 2018, 1:31 am

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2. the girls (flickorna) - zetterling (1968)
3. kamome diner - ogigami (2006)
4. old joy - reichardt (2006)

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Post by sebby » March 15th, 2018, 8:24 am

[font=courier]22. Water Lilies (2007) - Céline Sciamma - 7/10
23. Dreams of a Life (2011) - Carol Morley - 5/10
24-25. Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
26. Alias Grace - Part 6 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7/10

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Burn a Bra for Rock and RollShow
[font=courier]01. The Breadwinner (2017) - Nora Twomey - 6/10
02. O'er the Land (2008) - Deborah Stratman - 7/10
03. The Piano (1993) - Jane Campion - 7/10
04. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay - 5/10
05. Two Friends (1986) - Jane Campion - 7/10
06. Ratcatcher (1999) - Lynne Ramsay - 7.5/10
07. Krylya (1966) - Larisa Shepitko - 8/10
08. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) - Agnès Varda - 8.5/10
09. Alias Grace - Part 1 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7.5/10
10. High Art (1998) - Lisa Cholodenko - 5.5/10
11. Time to Die (2007) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 5.5/10
12. Certain Women (2016) - Kelly Reichardt - 8/10
13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (2018) - Mary Harron - 7/10
20. Kobieta samotna (1987) - Agnieszka Holland - 7/10
21. Gett (2014) - Ronit Elkabetz - 7/10
22. Water Lilies (2007) - Céline Sciamma - 7/10
23. Dreams of a Life (2011) - Carol Morley - 5/10
24-25. Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
26. Alias Grace - Part 6 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7/10[/font]
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 15th, 2018, 8:25 pm

New total: 40

37. Six Feet Under – An Open Book (2001) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
38. Six Feet Under – The New Person (2001) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
39. Bright Star (2009) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8+
40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Into the Woods (2000) Marti Noxon / Rating: 6+

I'll be away from the internet for a few days so I will not be able to update my points again until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Happy watching everyone!

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1. Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola / Rating: 9
2. The Cat Who Walked By Herself (1988) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+
3. Awakenings (1990) Penny Marshall / FTV / Rating: 7+
4. Children of a Lesser God (1986) Randa Haines / Rating: 7+
5. The Night Before Christmas (1951) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+
6. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris / Rating: 10
7. The Hurt Locker (2008) Kathryn Bigelow / Rating: 9
8. Persepolis (2007) Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi / Rating: 9
9. The Lost Letter (1945) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+
10. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Kathryn Bigelow / Rating: 9
11. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ana Lily Amirpour / Rating: 7+
12. Top of the Lake: Paradise Sold (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
13. Top of the Lake: A Rainbow Above Us (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8
14. Top of the Lake: No Goodbyes Thanks (2013) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8
15a. Sindbad-morehod (1944) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+ {21 min.}
15b. Skazka o Saoldate (1948) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {20 min.}
15c. Chudesnyy kolokolchik (1949) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {19 min.}
16a. Fedya Zaytsev (1948) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
16b. Devochka v tsirke (1950) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
16c. Den rozhdeniya (1959) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {20 min.}
17. Pariah (2011) Dee Rees / FTV / Rating: 8+
18. Love & Basketball (2000) Gina Prince-Bythewood / FTV / Rating: 8+
19. Raw (2016) Julia Ducournau / FTV / Rating: 8+
20. It Was I Who Drew the Little Man (1960) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 6+
21a. Ostrov Oshibok (1955) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
21b. Tri tolstyaka (1963) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {34 min.}
22. The Woodsman (2004) Nicole Kassell / FTV / Rating: 8+
23. Speak (2004) Jessica Sharzer / FTV / Rating: 9
24a. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Hamlet (1992) Natalia Orlova / FTV / Rating: 9 {26 min.}
24b. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Twelfth Night (1992) Maria Muat / FTV / Rating: 8 {26 min.}
24c. The Hare Tailor (1937) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {10 min.}
25a. Flight to the Moon (1953) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {30 min.}
25b. The Brave Tailor (1964) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {30 min.}
26. The Tempest (2010) Julie Taymor / Rating: 8
27. Battle of the Sexes (2017) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris / FTV / Rating: 8+
28a. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – Richard III (1994) Natalia Orlova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28b. Shakespeare: The Animated Tales – The Taming of the Shrew (1994) Aida Ziablikova / FTV / Rating: 8+ {26 min.}
28c. Krasnaya shapochka (1937) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
29a. Styropa-moryak (1955) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}
29b. Za chas do svidaniya (1965) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {16 min.}
29c. Pro Zluyu Machekhu (1966) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {18 min.}
30a. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – In Fear of the Phantom (2010) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30b. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – The Siren’s Song (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
30c. Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated – Menace of the Manticore (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Victor Cook & Curt Geda / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
31. Frozen (2013) Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee / FTV / Rating: 7
32. Megan Leavey (2017) Gabriela Cowperthwaite / FTV / Rating: 8+
33. Glory (2016) Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov / FTV / Rating: 8+
34. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Puppet Show (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
35. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Inca Mummy Girl (1997) Ellen S. Pressman / Rating: 7+
36. Six Feet Under – Familia (2001) Lisa Cholodenko / Rating: 8
37. Six Feet Under – An Open Book (2001) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
38. Six Feet Under – The New Person (2001) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
39. Bright Star (2009) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 8+
40. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Into the Woods (2000) Marti Noxon / Rating: 6+


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Post by Simba63 » March 15th, 2018, 10:12 pm

I might as well jump in too:

01. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) - 7/10
02. Daughter Rite (1980) - 6/10

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Post by Lilarcor » March 16th, 2018, 3:19 am

4. Soft Fiction (Chick Strand, 1979) 7/10

Might bump it up to a 8 tomorrow, great feminist avant-garde film.
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1. Die bleierne Zeit / Marianne and Juliane (Margarethe von Trotta, 1981) 8/10
2. Alle Anderen / Everyone Else (Maren Ade, 2009) 6/10
3. Córki dancingu / The Lure (Agnieszka Smoczynska, 2015) 5/10
4. Soft Fiction (Chick Strand, 1979) 7/10

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Post by sebby » March 16th, 2018, 4:19 am

[font=courier]27-32.
Love - Season 3 Episode 5 (2018) - Janicza Bravo
Love - Season 3 Episode 9 (2018) - Lynn Shelton
Love - Season 3 Episode 10 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 11 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 12 (2018) - Lynn Shelton

Broad City Season 4 Episode 1 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 2 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 6 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 7 (2017) - Ilana Glazer
Broad City Season 4 Episode 8 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 9 (2017) - Ilana Glazer

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[font=courier]01. The Breadwinner (2017) - Nora Twomey - 6/10
02. O'er the Land (2008) - Deborah Stratman - 7/10
03. The Piano (1993) - Jane Campion - 7/10
04. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay - 5/10
05. Two Friends (1986) - Jane Campion - 7/10
06. Ratcatcher (1999) - Lynne Ramsay - 7.5/10
07. Krylya (1966) - Larisa Shepitko - 8/10
08. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) - Agnès Varda - 8.5/10
09. Alias Grace - Part 1 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7.5/10
10. High Art (1998) - Lisa Cholodenko - 5.5/10
11. Time to Die (2007) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 5.5/10
12. Certain Women (2016) - Kelly Reichardt - 8/10
13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (2018) - Mary Harron - 7/10
20. Kobieta samotna (1987) - Agnieszka Holland - 7/10
21. Gett (2014) - Ronit Elkabetz - 7/10
22. Water Lilies (2007) - Céline Sciamma - 7/10
23. Dreams of a Life (2011) - Carol Morley - 5/10
24-25. Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
26. Alias Grace - Part 6 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7/10
27-32.
Love - Season 3 Episode 5 (2018) - Janicza Bravo
Love - Season 3 Episode 9 (2018) - Lynn Shelton
Love - Season 3 Episode 10 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 11 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 12 (2018) - Lynn Shelton
Broad City Season 4 Episode 1 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 2 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 6 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 7 (2017) - Ilana Glazer
Broad City Season 4 Episode 8 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 9 (2017) - Ilana Glazer[/font]

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Post by jeroeno » March 16th, 2018, 7:44 am

Just wondering if the jury would accept something like Robotto kânibaru (1987) or Genius Party (2007). Those movies have multiple directors including Atsuko Fukushima.

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Post by Eve-Lang-El-Coup » March 16th, 2018, 8:42 am

jeroeno on Mar 16 2018, 01:44:58 AM wrote:Just wondering if the jury would accept something like Robotto kânibaru (1987) or Genius Party (2007). Those movies have multiple directors including Atsuko Fukushima.
I'd just count the time of the individual short.

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Post by Straka » March 16th, 2018, 9:12 am

5. Laam yan sei sap/July Rhapsody (Ann Hui, 2002)
6. Hikari/Radiance (Naomi Kawase, 2017)

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Post by vortexsurfer » March 16th, 2018, 11:41 am

18. Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, 2012)
19. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello, 2017)
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1. Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (Sydney Freeland, 2017)
2. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
3. American Fable (Anne Hamilton, 2016)
4. Ne gledaj mi u pijat/Quit Staring at My Plate (Hana Jusic, 2016)
5. Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012)
6. The Open House (Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote, 2018)
7. XX (Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic, 2017)
8. Mulan 2 (Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland, 2004)
9. Respire/Breathe (Mélanie Laurent, 2014)
10. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
11. The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2016)
12. Princess (Tali Shalom-Ezer, 2014)
13. Somersault (Cate Shortland, 2004)
14. Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
15. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath, 2002)
16. Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker, 2014)
17. The Brass Teapot (Ramaa Mosley, 2012)
18. Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, 2012)
19. Rough Night (Lucia Aniello, 2017)

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Post by sol » March 16th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Already SeenShow
1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)
6. Blood Diner (1987)
7. Girlfight (2000)
8. Hounddog (2007)
9. Streets (1990)
10. Yes (2004)
11. Detroit (2017)
12. Monster (2003)
13. The Babadook (2014)
14. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
16. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
17. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)

Not really sure what to say about this one. I certainly didn't hate it, but it did not leave that much of an impression on me either. I guess I just kept expecting it to go somewhere and culminate in some deep, dramatic incident/plot turn involving the main female characters, which doesn't quite happen. The ending felt a bit abrupt to me in this regard, as if her grand tale never really went anywhere, but maybe that's the point given her overactive imagination and tendency to exaggerate in her mind?
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Post by Fergenaprido » March 16th, 2018, 6:01 pm

1. Lady Bird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig - 8.4
2. The Prince of Egypt (1998) dir. Brenda Chapman and others - 7.0 - also animation challenge
3. Desert Hearts (1985) dir. Donna Deitch - 7.8
4. Kissed (1996) dir. Lynne Stopkewich - 6.2
5. Arthur Christmas (2011) dir. Sarah Smith - 6.8 - also animation challenge
6. Pitch Perfect 2 (2017) dir. Trish Sie - 6.6
7. Les plages d'Agnès [The Beaches of Agnes] (2008) dir. Agnès Varda - 7.6
8. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) dir. Mouly Surya - 7.6
9. A Wrinkle in Time (2018) dir. Ava Duvernay - 6.6
10. Go Fish (1994) dir. Rose Troche - 7ish

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Post by Ivan0716 » March 16th, 2018, 9:48 pm

21. Meng ying tong nian / Electric Shadows (Jiang Xiao, 2004)
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1. Xiang ai xiang qin / Love Education (Sylvia Chang, 2017)
2. 29+1 (Kearen Pang, 2017)
3. Slava / Glory (Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov, 2016)
4. Estiu 1993 / Summer 1993 (Carla Simón, 2017)
5. Mudbound (Dee Rees, 2017)
6. Jia nian hua / Angels Wear White (Vivian Qu, 2017)
7. Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017)
8. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
9. Visages Villages (Agnès Varda, JR, 2017)
10. Simon mágus (Ildikó Enyedi, 1999)
11. Dong feng po (Clement Sze-Kit Cheng, Yan Yan Mak, 2010)
12. Anyám és más futóbolondok a családból (Ibolya Fekete, 2015)
13. Nagai iiwake / The Long Excuse (Miwa Nishikawa, 2016)
14. Dao khanong / By the Time It gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016)
15. Grave / Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016)
16. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
17. La mujer sin cabeza / The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
18. Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015)
19. Tou ze / A Simple Life (Ann Hui, 2011)
20. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
21. Meng ying tong nian / Electric Shadows (Jiang Xiao, 2004)

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Post by India Istanbul » March 16th, 2018, 10:39 pm

2. Speak dir. by Jessica Sharzer

Beautifully done--very moving--I loved it.

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1. A Wedding for Bella (The Bread, My Sweet) dir. by Melissa Martin

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 16th, 2018, 10:55 pm

17. Animal Farm (1954)
18. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
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1. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
2. Daisies AKA Sedmikrasky (1966, Vera Chytilova)
3. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
4. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)
5. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938)
6. The Hurt Locker (2008)
7. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
8. Grey Gardens (1975)
9. Gimme Shelter (1970)
10. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
11. The Gleaners & I (2000)
12. The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)
13. The Bling Ring (2013)
14. Wonder Woman (2017)
15. White Material (2009)
16. Marie Antoinette (2006)
17. Animal Farm (1954)
18. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

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Post by jeroeno » March 16th, 2018, 10:56 pm

18. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny: Seriya 11 (1973) Tatyana Lioznova
19. Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny: Seriya 12 (1973) Tatyana Lioznova

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Post by India Istanbul » March 16th, 2018, 11:44 pm

sol on Mar 4 2018, 08:40:52 AM wrote:
Already SeenShow
1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)

I didn't really care for Melissa Leo's performance in The Fighter, so I was impressed by how much I liked her work here. It is a far more down-to-earth performance and she does a great job subtly emoting in the film's many close-ups. The actor playing her older son was also well cast. Great snowbound locations too, very well captured with ample atmospheric long distance shots.
I think it's the first shot where you see Leo outside in the snow smoking in her bathrobe, her tattoos peaking through. That shot said so much about the character. I've liked Leo ever since.

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Post by weirdboy » March 17th, 2018, 12:09 am

previously tabulatedShow
1. Le roman de Renard - 1930 - Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz
2. Girlfriends - 1978 - Claudia Weill 7/10
3. 4 animated shorts
  • Fetiche 33-12 (The Mascot) - 1933 - Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz [short] [37 min] 6/10
  • Quasi at the Quackadero - 1976 - Sally Cruikshank [short] [10 min] 3/10
  • When the Day Breaks - 1999 - Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby [short] [10 min] 7/10
  • Tarantella - 1940 - Mary Ellen Bute [short] [4 min] 5/10
4. Chou tin dik tong wah (An Autumns Tale) - 1987 - Mabel Cheung
5. Control Room - 2004 - Jehane Noujaim
6. Vendredi soir (Friday Night) - 2002 - Claire Denis
7, Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) - 2009 - Maren Ade
8. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (Take Care of My Cat) - 2001 - Jae-eun Jeong

A mixed bag in this batch. I liked Control Room quite a bit but the others were more hit-or-miss for me. Like, one or two elements or scenes were quite strong, but holistically not very good films. I have only seen 6 of her films, but Vendredi soir is probably my least favorite from Claire Denis so far.

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Post by 3eyes » March 17th, 2018, 2:23 am

8. Cèzanne et moi (Fr 16) - Danièle Thompson [streaming NF US]
The "moi" is Emile Zola, and the film portrays their lifelong friendship. I'm a sucker for movies about friendship between people in the arts, but have learned not to expect too much; I found it better than most of the reviews on IMDb led me to expect.

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1. Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe / the cat that walked by herself (USSR 88) - Ideya Garanina)
2. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge... / US go home (Fr 93) - Claire Denis
3. Krylya (USSR 66) - Larisa Shepitko (rewatch)
4. Baby ryazanskie / Women of Ryazan (USSR 27) - Olga Preobrazhenskaya
5. Janis: Little Girl Blue (15) - Amy Berg
6. A new leaf (71) - Elaine May
7. The Breadwinner (Ire/Can 17) - Nora Twomey
8. Cèzanne et moi (Fr 16) - Danièle Thompson
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Post by sol » March 17th, 2018, 8:31 am

Already SeenShow
1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)
6. Blood Diner (1987)
7. Girlfight (2000)
8. Hounddog (2007)
9. Streets (1990)
10. Yes (2004)
11. Detroit (2017)
12. Monster (2003)
13. The Babadook (2014)
14. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
16. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
17. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

Three tales with nothing in common other than some very loose themes. The film is certainly well acted, but the structure doesn't really help the actresses out. Each of the three tales ends abruptly on an inconclusive note so stark that it simply has to be intentional, though to what end is a mystery. Whatever the case, the film certainly saves the best of the three episodes for last.
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Post by OldAle1 » March 17th, 2018, 4:46 pm

Man Smart (Woman Smarter)Show
1. Estiu 1993 / Summer 1993 (Carla Simón, 2017)
2. Visages villages / Faces Places (Agnès Varda / JR, 2017)
3. Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985)
4. 2 Friends (Jane Campion, 1986)
5. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012) (re-watch)

It's pretty much a tie between this and Away from Her for me, both great, great films and on this re-watch I have to say I'm also more interested in giving the director's second film Take This Waltz another shot, as I suspect that some of her rather sanguine views on love and relationships and marriage as evidenced here will resonate more with me now. This is really a masterful work on identity and memory that has few precedents - Françoise Romand's Mix Up from 1986 might be one though my own memory of that isn't too clear. Director Polley investigates her own family history and finds some truths about her parentage that she suspected - but suspected wrongly - which lead to all kinds of other questions about her mother, about the relationships within her fractured family of multiple half-siblings and divorcees, and about the degree to which acting parts and telling stories (lies or half-truths at best) impacts our histories and senses of self-identity and family. I remember being absolutely riveted when I watched this the first time and now - with more complexity added to my own family history in the past five years - it's just as strong or maybe stronger.

6. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

I skipped out on Jane Campion's work after the disastrous (my feeling at the time, anyway) Portrait of a Lady, and now it's time to catch up. To be fair, her subsequent work hasn't mostly fared well at the box office, and most of her features probably only played for a week or two (if that) where I have lived - and I still watch most new films in the cinema, and often stuff that I don't see there just gets shelved on infinite lists. Anyway this ended up well worth seeing, if nothing close to the series of great/near-great films that she made up through 1993. It's the story of the love between the poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) in the final couple of years of Keats' very short life, and it succeeds mostly on the strength of Cornish's fantastic performance, the rhapsodic score by Mark Bradshaw, and Greig Fraser's lovely photography. I'm not sure I quite bought Whishaw, but this is not as fatal a mistake as it might be were the film more specifically about his feelings and "soul"; as it is, the feeling and emotional aspects work best when communicated through Fanny and through eyes, hands, and nature. Poetry is nearly always elusive and film and remains so for the most part here, though there are moments that are pretty nearly transcendent.

7. Not Wanted (Ida Lupino/Elmer Clifton, 1949)

Lupino's first film as director, which she co-wrote and co-produced, was started by Clifton but completed by Lupino when Clifton suffered a heart attack, and she refused to take screen credit for her directorial contribution. But her fingerprints are all over the finished product, one of her best works and a signal that a progressive, feminist voice was now present in Hollywood behind the camera; sadly she was so far ahead of her time that her career as a filmmaker really never made an impact at the time, and now alas much of her works (save perhaps the scary noir The Hitch-Hiker) seems dated and severely hampered by the censorship of the time. Nevertheless this film about an unwed mother is given enough power by Sally Forrest's outstanding performance, and Lupino's handling of both the more sensitive and exciting aspects of the story - the taut and powerful ending shows even at this stage the director's talent for action and thrills even in the context of a "women's" picture - to achieve something pretty close to greatness. The story seems pretty familiar today - naive girl Forrest is taken in by hep musician Leo Penn, quickly abandoned by him, finds love with sensitive garage manager Keefe Brasselle, but then receives the news that changes her life forever. In 1949 though this was fairly strong stuff, and it probably only got made at all because it came out of Lupino's own company on a very low budget. In any case, this film and all of Lupino's work behind the camera really deserves more attention than it's gotten; if you can forgive the moralizing and rather simplistic social commentary statements that seem to crop up - usually for just a minute or two - in most of the films that seem designed to instruct audiences of the day that these are real problems we need to address, and the sometimes slightly too-happy wrap-ups, and focus instead on the usually excellent acting and Lupino's ability to tell fairly compelling stories in 75-90 minutes and her always fluid camerawork and good location work, I think you may be rewarded.

8. Never Fear aka The Young Lovers (Ida Lupino, 1949)

I won't go into this one in that much detail, both because it has a great many of the same positive and negative qualities detailed above that one finds in most of Lupino's work, but also because to my mind this is less interesting and overall a lesser work. Sally Forrest is again the lead and is again terrific, in this case as a young dancer stricken with polio just as her career and love life are taking off. I've never been much for medical issue to films so that may be part of my somewhat lesser enthusiasm here, so I don't want to dissuade others, and this is still a pretty solid film all things considered, with a little less overt moralizing (maybe because polio isn't just a condition that affects women, the young, or the poor), and fewer platitudes. It's solid work, just not my personal cup of tea, but I have to admit that the last scene is quite powerful, and even more than in Not Wanted I got a sense that much of what Lupino is doing in these social-issue films is working out some of her own doubts and fears in her early life or for that matter in her new struggling career as a filmmaker; it's probably no coincidence that Forrest at time bears a striking resemblance to the director.

9. Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950) (re-watch)

I'm going to SPOILER this whole thing, because it's impossible to discuss it in any meaningful way without getting into the central plot.
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Like Not Wanted this has some noir-ish/thriller aspects to it, though it is certainly more directly a "women's issue" film, in this case sexual violence. Mala Powers is the young star in this one; like Sally Forrest she was a discovery of Lupino's more-or-less and got her first starring role here. She plays a young woman planning to get married who works late one night and is followed home by the lascivious lunch-cart guy who we see eyeing her at the beginning of the film. This sequence of Powers walking, then running up and down dark, vacant streets, the sounds of footsteps magnified, slowly increasing, the low-key lighting, is a masterwork in noir filmmaking and if the rest of the film was up to that level this would probably be considered one of the great films of the 50s. But it goes in a different route, and the noir elements are merely undertones through most of the film, and unfortunately this is disfigured by just a bit too much overt proselytizing about the Evils of Modern Society to ignore. But as with all of Lupino's films it features some fine acting - Tod Andrews as the young minister who befriends Powers after she runs away is a standout - and some terrific camerawork and editing. And while perhaps it might have been a better film had it gone off into more noir-chase territory, it's clear that Lupino had something else in mind, and as one of the first films to deal with rape and it's effects on women and on the fear of talking about it or dealing with it, it deserves remembrance for what it is as much as what it could have been.
10. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)

I thought about writing up a real screed about this piece of dreck, but honestly I'm not in the mood to write about bad films at the moment, and I don't know what more I can say than what is contained in the top three comments here

https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/somewhere/comments/

I will say that yes, Elle Fanning is terrific in this, and also that the photography and locations/sets are nice, and there are lots of beautiful women wearing little or no clothing - but there are several other much better films with Elle Fanning, and I could just watch glossy soft- or hard-core porn for the rest.

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Post by sebby » March 17th, 2018, 7:40 pm

Cornish is strange in Bright Star. She was bad to the point of distraction through the first half of the film, but all of a sudden hit a groove during the final act. Quite an uneven performance. It's like she only started putting in effort during the big/important scenes.

Paul Schneider is the absolute highlight of that film for me, though. Dude should have a much bigger career than he does.

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Post by jeroeno » March 17th, 2018, 9:52 pm

20. Lives of Performers (1972) Yvonne Rainer
21. Elsker dig for evigt (2002) Susanne Bier
22. Chaykovskiy (1970) L. Sadikova
23. Koshka, kotoraya gulyala sama po sebe (1988) Ideya Garanina
24. Guncrazy (1992) Tamra Davis

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Post by jdidaco » March 17th, 2018, 11:02 pm

41. The Happy Family (Muriel Box, 1952) 8.5/10
42. Dikie lebedi (The Wild Swans, Vera Tsekhanovskaya & Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy, 1962) 9/10
43. El camino (The Way, Ana Mariscal, 1963) 8/10
44. Amintiri din copilarie (Memories of My Childhood, Elisabeta Bostan, 1965) 9/10
45. Quelque part quelqu'un (Somewhere, Someone, Yannick Bellon, 1972) 10/10
46. Mossane (Safi Faye, 1996) 9.5/10
47. Água e Sal (Water and Salt, Teresa Villaverde, 2001) 7.5/10
48. La belle endormie (The Sleeping Beauty, Catherine Breillat, 2010) 8/10

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A collection of shorts,

49-50. Sol y sombra/Soleil et ombre (Sun and Shadow, Musidora & Jacques Lasseyne & José Sobrado de Onega, 1922) 7/10 (29 min), To Be a Woman (Jill Craigie, 1951) 8/10 (18 min), Selbe (Selbe: One Among Many, Safi Faye, 1983) 8/10 (33 min), De mieren (The Ants, Rosemarie Blank, 1987) 8/10 (31 min), Line of Apsides (Julie Murray, 2014) 8/10 (12 min) (Total: 123 min)
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1. The Ocean Waif (Alice Guy, 1916) 8/10
2. Um Krone und Peitsche (For Crown and Whip, Fern Andra & Georg Bluen, 1919) 6.5/10
3. È piccerella (The Little Girl’s Wrong, Elvira Notari, 1922) 9/10
4. The Far Paradise (Paulette McDonagh, 1928) 7.5/10
5. Poslednij attraktsion (The Last Attraction, Olga Preobrazhenskaya & Ivan Pravov, 1929) 8/10
6. Sluchay v vulkane (Incident in a Volcano, Aleksandra Khokhlova & Lev Kuleshov & Yevgeni Shneider, 1941) 7/10
7. Ruddigore (Joy Batchelor, 1966) 7/10
8. What Maisie Knew (Babette Mangolte, 1976) 8/10
9. Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. by Agnès V., Agnès Varda, 1988) 7.5/10
10. Kung-fu master! (Agnès Varda, 1988) 7.5/10
11. Pays barbare (Barbaric Land, Angela Ricci Lucchi & Yervant Gianikian, 2013) 9/10
12. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman, 2016) 9/10
13. Paw (Boy of Two Worlds, Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1959) 8/10
14. Margarita y el lobo (Margarita and the Wolf, Cecilia Bartolomé, 1969) 8.5/10
15. Ne bolit golova u dyatla (Woodpeckers Don't Get Headaches, Dinara Asanova, 1975) 8.5/10
16. Parallages sto idio thema/Idéesdies fixesirae (Variations on the Same Theme, Antouanetta Angelidi, 1977) 8.5/10
17. Sredi serykh kamney (Among Grey Stones, Kira Muratova, 1983) 8.5/10
18. Kakisa dzirnavas (The Cat's Mill, Roze Stiebra, 1993) 8/10
19-20. Palle alene i verden (Palle Alone in the World, Astrid Henning-Jensen, 1949) 8.5/10 (24 min), Carmen de Carabanchel (Cecilia Bartolomé, 1965) 7/10 (15 min), Couleurs mécaniques (Mechanical Colors, Rose Lowder, 1979) 9/10 (16 min), Les tournesols/Les tournesols colorés (Sunflowers/Colored Sunflowers, Rose Lowder, 1982/83) 10/10 (6 min), Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen, 1984) 8/10 (29 min), Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (Maureen Gosling & Les Blank, 1990) 8.5/10 (31 min) (Total: 121 min)
21. '49-'17 (Ruth Ann Baldwin, 1917) 7/10
22. Anybody’s Woman (Dorothy Arzner, 1930) 7.5/10
23. The Teckman Mystery (Wendy Toye, 1954) 7/10
24. Svesiniece ciema/Chuzhaya v posyolke (Stranger in the Village, Ada Neretniece, 1959) 8/10
25. Sparrows Can’t Sing (Joan Littlewood, 1963) 8.5/10
26. Izvinjavamo se, mnogo se izvinjavamo (We Are Sorry, We Are Very Sorry, Soja Jovanovic, 1976) 8/10
27. Tomka dhe shokët e tij (Tomka and His Friends, Xhanfize Keko, 1977) 8.5/10
28. Oi dromoi tis agapis einai nyhterinoi (Love Wanders in the Night, Frieda Liappa, 1981) 8/10
29. The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) 8/10
30. Blood Tea and Red String (Christiane Cegavske, 2006) 9/10
31. Peremirie (Truce, Svetlana Proskurina, 2010) 8/10
32. Ausma (Dawn, Laila Pakalnina, 2015) 9/10
33. Aldri annet enn bråk (Nothing But Trouble, Edith Carlmar, 1954) 8/10
34. La dérive (The Drifting, Paula Delsol, 1964) 8.5/10
35. Le camion (The Truck, Marguerite Duras, 1977) 9.5/10
36. Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (Deborah Hoffmann, 1994) 8.5/10
37. Seitsemän laulua tundralta (Seven Songs from the Tundra, Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio, 2000) 8.5/10
38. Dumnezeu la saxofon, dracu la vioara (God Plays Sax, the Devil Violin, Alexandra Gulea, 2004) 8/10
39. Archipelago (Joanna Hogg, 2010) 8/10
40. A Vingança de Uma Mulher (A Woman’s Revenge, Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2012) 9/10

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Post by sol » March 18th, 2018, 4:23 am

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1. The Bling Ring (2013)
2. Tiny Furniture (2010)
3. Messiah of Evil (1973)
4. An Education (2009)
5. Frozen River (2008)
6. Blood Diner (1987)
7. Girlfight (2000)
8. Hounddog (2007)
9. Streets (1990)
10. Yes (2004)
11. Detroit (2017)
12. Monster (2003)
13. The Babadook (2014)
14. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
16. The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
17. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Some great performances by the child actors here and some highly memorable quirky incidents (save the goldfish!) but with so many protagonists, we never quite get under any of their skins. I also found it a bit jarring at times with the way the film would transition from one subplot to the next. I totally get the American Beauty comparison on the DVD back cover, but the broader scope of July's film makes it far less immersive.
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Post by RBG » March 18th, 2018, 5:16 am

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1. brief encounters - muratova (1968)
2. the girls (flickorna) - zetterling (1968)
3. kamome diner - ogigami (2006)
4. old joy - reichardt (2006)
5. peau de pêche - jean benoît-lévy et marie epstein (1929)

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a marvelous film (FT/KG). this scene (repeated twice) looks like an obvious callback to brother jean's cœur fidèle

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Post by sebby » March 18th, 2018, 8:58 am

[font=courier]33. Bright Star (2009) - Jane Campion - 6.5/10
34. Frozen River (2008) - Courtney Hunt - 6.5/10

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[font=courier]01. The Breadwinner (2017) - Nora Twomey - 6/10
02. O'er the Land (2008) - Deborah Stratman - 7/10
03. The Piano (1993) - Jane Campion - 7/10
04. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Lynne Ramsay - 5/10
05. Two Friends (1986) - Jane Campion - 7/10
06. Ratcatcher (1999) - Lynne Ramsay - 7.5/10
07. Krylya (1966) - Larisa Shepitko - 8/10
08. Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) - Agnès Varda - 8.5/10
09. Alias Grace - Part 1 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7.5/10
10. High Art (1998) - Lisa Cholodenko - 5.5/10
11. Time to Die (2007) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 5.5/10
12. Certain Women (2016) - Kelly Reichardt - 8/10
13. Respire (2014) - Melanie Laurent - 6/10
14. Mustang (2015) - Deniz Gamze Ergüven - 7/10
15-19. Alias Grace Parts 2-5 (2018) - Mary Harron - 7/10
20. Kobieta samotna (1987) - Agnieszka Holland - 7/10
21. Gett (2014) - Ronit Elkabetz - 7/10
22. Water Lilies (2007) - Céline Sciamma - 7/10
23. Dreams of a Life (2011) - Carol Morley - 5/10
24-25. Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
26. Alias Grace - Part 6 (2017) - Mary Harron - 7/10
27-32.
Love - Season 3 Episode 5 (2018) - Janicza Bravo
Love - Season 3 Episode 9 (2018) - Lynn Shelton
Love - Season 3 Episode 10 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 11 (2018) - Nisha Ganatra
Love - Season 3 Episode 12 (2018) - Lynn Shelton
Broad City Season 4 Episode 1 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 2 (2017) - Lucia Aniello
Broad City Season 4 Episode 6 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 7 (2017) - Ilana Glazer
Broad City Season 4 Episode 8 (2017) - Abbi Jacobson
Broad City Season 4 Episode 9 (2017) - Ilana Glazer
33. Bright Star (2009) - Jane Campion - 6.5/10
34. Frozen River (2008) - Courtney Hunt - 6.5/10[/font]

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Post by hurluberlu » March 18th, 2018, 12:18 pm

9. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991) 7/10
Good exploration of a blind man's paranoia; it could have been darker and less comedy at times.

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10. Going Away / Un beau dimanche (Nicole Garcia, 2011) 5/10
Acting is not really convincing and the script is too formulaic.

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11. Le jardin oublié: La vie et l'oeuvre d'Alice Guy-Blaché (Marquise Lepage, 1995) 7-/10
Documentary about Alice Guy, first woman to write, direct and produce films in the early age of cinema for Gaumont in Paris and later in the US with her own company, so modern and innovative yet almost forgotten.

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12. [61mins] Various shorts (Alice Guy, 1896-1905) 6/10

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1. Bhaji on the Beach (Gurinder Chadha, 1993) 6-/10
Seven English women of Indian descent confronted to social and cultural issues... wants to say too much and not too subtly

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2. Sauf le respect que je vous dois (Fabienne Godet, 2005) 5+/10
It borrows actors and social themes from the Dardenne but doesn't really succeed to make us care for any of the characters or events.

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3. Inferno / L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Ruxandra Medrea, Serge Bromberg, 2009) 8/10
Great doc' and what a film it could have been if Clouzot and Regianni had managed to finish it.

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4. Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg, 2015) 7/10
I have learned a few things and Janis Joplin's voice alone is well worth the doc'.

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5. Maigret: Night at the Crossroads (Sarah Harding, 2017) 5/10
The BBC adapted most famous French fictional investigator, Simenon's Maigret, with Rowan Atkinson in the role :blink: Well, it doesn't work for me, it wants to be faithful to the book but nothing rings true from the Hungarian set to the lack of Atkinson's acting depth.

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6. Radiance / Hikari (Naomi Kawase, 2017) 8+/10
I loved this, best Kawase since Shara and maybe ever: gorgeous use of light, on the picture as much as an allegory of all these moments reaching out to memory before fading away with life. It could just have been a poetic tale of two beings finding each other, yet it is also a profund reflection on the role of a cinema-/pho-tographer.

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7. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017) 5+/10
Somewhere between refreshing and embarassing on how old fashioned it is in plot development. I didn't feel there was the slightest female director's touch in any of it, this is perhaps what parity is.

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8. Borders / Frontières (Appoline Traoré, 2017) 6/10
Four women travel by bus from Ivory Coast to Nigeria through Mali, Burkina Faso and Benin, teaming up to overcome all the -men- dangers of the journey: a little simplistic but still a good testimony of women conditions and insecurity in this part of the world.

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