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#201

Post by sol » March 18th, 2018, 12:29 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)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)

I really liked how much the three leads all disappear into their roles, but as has been said elsewhere, the film doesn't really have a patch on Priscilla. I would have liked to have seen more than just brief glimpses of the trio not in drag; the non-drag moments were, after all, among the most interesting in Priscilla. I did like the film's feelgood vibe, though on the same account, the whole film felt a little whimsical when it could have been better with more grit.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 18th, 2018, 5:34 pm

19. The Beguiled (2017)

I read a comment about this one that the ending felt rushed, and I tend to agree - there was a great slow burn of sexual tension leading up to the event, then it was like everything happened super fast from there. I felt like I went from appreciating the subtlety in everything to furiously trying to keep up with the plot. That said, I really enjoyed this and thought it was an enjoyable film.
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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)
19. The Beguiled (2017)

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#203

Post by 72allinncallme » March 18th, 2018, 8:59 pm

21. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)
22. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
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1. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (Byambasuren Davaa, 2005)
2. Vendredi soir (Claire Denis, 2002)
3. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
4. Tou ze (Ann Hui, 2011)
5. Children of a Lesser God (Randa Haines, 1986)
6. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...: US Go Home (Claire Denis,1994)
7. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (Lina Wertmüller, 1973)
8. Le roman de Renard (Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz, 1930)
9. Korotkie vstrechi (Kira Muratova, 1968)
10. Tau ban no hoi (Ann Hui, 1982)
11. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972)
12. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill, 2003)
13. De stilte rond Christine M. (Marleen Gorris, 1982)
14. Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012)
15. Astenicheskiy sindrom (Kira Muratova, 1990)
16. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
17. S'en fout la mort (Claire Denis, 1990)
18. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas (Júlia Murat, 2011)
19. Dolgie provody (Kira Muratova, 1971)
20. Gett (Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014)
21. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)
22. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)

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#204

Post by jeroeno » March 18th, 2018, 9:31 pm

25. Honeymoon (2014) Leigh Janiak
26. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Ana Lily Amirpour
27. An (2015) Naomi Kawase (l) (l) (l)

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Post by allisoncm » March 19th, 2018, 1:18 am

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1. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas - Julia Murat - 5/10 - Not going to lie. This was really boring. There were a couple of nice moments. But the younger woman lived in a universe where men were allowed to have vices, but women weren’t. But they were allowed to have sewing for a vice. What joy.
2. Red Riding Hood - Catherine Hardwicke - 4/10 - The story was such a mess. On one hand, it seems cool to substitute a wolf for a werewolf. But the pacing was off/slow. The actors were good, but Amanda Seyfried basically served the purpose of being “pretty” and that’s it.
3. Motherhood - Katherine Dieckmann - 6/10 - 4.6 rating on IMDB explains why not a lot of people have seen it - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/motherhood/
4. A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a ... time-2018/
5. Lost in Yonkers (1993) Martha Coolidge - 7.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/lost-in-yonkers/
6. Hot Coffee (2011) Susan Saladoff - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/hot-coffee/
7. Itzhak - now in theaters in L.A. & NY - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/itzhak/

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Post by Simba63 » March 19th, 2018, 3:57 pm

03. Animal Farm (1954) - 7/10
04. The Secret of Kells (2009) - 7/10
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Post by sol » March 19th, 2018, 4:57 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)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

Nowhere near as charming and witty as the first film, but the second one was simply terrible, so this was a surprisingly decent watch. The wit is not all there, but the humour generally is, with microphone/head-set mix-ups ("at least he was never boring"), Emma Thompson giving it her all as a somewhat sympathetic doctor and problems resolving from saved search history.
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#208

Post by Lilarcor » March 19th, 2018, 5:40 pm

5. Eigentlich wollte ich Förster werden - Bernd aus Golzow (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2003) 6/10

18th out of 19 films in The Children of Golzow longitudinal documentary series - and the least interesting one to me. The last film in the series from 2006 is 4,5 hours! I strongly recommend the series as a whole though.
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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
5. Eigentlich wollte ich Förster werden - Bernd aus Golzow (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2003) 6/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 19th, 2018, 6:55 pm

20. Persepolis (2007)

More comments in the animation thread, but I loved hearing a biographical story of a woman growing up in and ultimately returning to the current authoritarian Iranian regime. Fascinating story!
March is Women's History MonthShow
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)
19. The Beguiled (2017)
20. Persepolis (2007)

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Post by weirdboy » March 19th, 2018, 8:28 pm

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
9. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (The Meetings of Anna) - 1978 - Chantal Akerman
10. The Arbor - 2010 - Clio Barnard
11. 3 shorts
  • Gasman - 1998 - Lynne Ramsay
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia - 1990 - Ellen Bruno
  • A Study in Reds - 1932 - Miriam Bennett

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Post by jeroeno » March 19th, 2018, 11:04 pm

28. Yo, la peor de todas (1990) María Luisa Bemberg
29. L'avenir (2016) Mia Hansen Love
30. Rosa Luxemburg (1986) Margarethe von Trotta
31. Trouble Every Day (2001) Claire Denis

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Post by India Istanbul » March 20th, 2018, 12:36 am

3. Grease 2 dir. by Patricia Birch
4. Slumber Party Massacre 2 dir. by Deborah Brock

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1. A Wedding for Bella
2. Speak

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Post by Mate_cosido » March 20th, 2018, 7:11 am

12. Xiari nuanyangyang - I Love Beijing (2001, Ying Ning)

13. Divorce Iranian Style (1998, Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini)

14. Zhao le - For Fun (1993, Ying Ning)

15. Baby ryazanskie - Women of Ryazan (1927, Ivan Pravov, Olga Preobrazhenskaya)

16. Nachalo nevedomogo veka - Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967, Larisa Shepitko, Andrey Smirnov)

17. Sambizanga (1972, Sarah Maldoror)

18. Die bleierne Zeit - Marianne and Juliane (1981, Margarethe von Trotta)

Seen so far:Show
1. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed - The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926, Lotte Reiniger, Carl Koch)

2. Sib - The Apple (1998, Samira Makhmalbaf)

3. Grave - Raw (2016, Julia Ducournau)

4. Dao khanong - By the Time It Gets Dark (2016, Anocha Suwichakornpong)

5. Teströl és lélekröl - On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi)

6. An - Sweet Bean (2015, Naomi Kawase)

7. Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore - The Seduction of Mimi (1972, Lina Wertmüller)

8. Xiang ai xiang qin - Love Education (2017, Sylvia Chang)

9. Born in Flames (1983, Lizzie Borden)

10. Krylya - Wings (1966, Larisa Shepitko)

11. Dolgie provody - A Long Goodbye (1971, Kira Muratova)

12. Xiari nuanyangyang - I Love Beijing (2001, Ying Ning)

13. Divorce Iranian Style (1998, Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini)

14. Zhao le - For Fun (1993, Ying Ning)

15. Baby ryazanskie - Women of Ryazan (1927, Ivan Pravov, Olga Preobrazhenskaya)

16. Nachalo nevedomogo veka - Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967, Larisa Shepitko, Andrey Smirnov)

17. Sambizanga (1972, Sarah Maldoror)

18. Die bleierne Zeit - Marianne and Juliane (1981, Margarethe von Trotta)

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Post by sol » March 20th, 2018, 12:28 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)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)

Very slow to build up (I was confused for the first hour about why the film was on the BFI Flare list) but this leaves a quiet impact overall. As per the title, this is chiefly a film about brotherly connections and in particular, disillusionment with one's own sibling. Some of this stuff is pretty standard in LGBTIQ films, but there is some extra dimension with the brothers feeling like second classic citizens and social outcasts as Muslims living in Britain.
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Post by vortexsurfer » March 20th, 2018, 2:37 pm

20. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
21. Lemonade Mouth (Patricia Riggen, 2011)
22. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (Rebecca Miller, 2002)
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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)
20. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
21. Lemonade Mouth (Patricia Riggen, 2011)
22. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (Rebecca Miller, 2002)

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Post by Simba63 » March 20th, 2018, 8:22 pm

05. The Story of the Fox (1930) - 7/10

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Post by Straka » March 20th, 2018, 8:48 pm

7. Pitch Perfect 3 (Trish Sie, 2017)
8. Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo/The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (Ann Hui, 2006)
9. Chega de Saudade (Laís Bodanzky, 2007)
10. My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet, 2003)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 20th, 2018, 9:09 pm

New total: 60

41. In the Cut (2003) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
42. The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
43. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Christopher Berkeley, Jay Oliva / FTV / Rating: 7
44 - 47. Jane Eyre – Episodes 1-4 (2007) Suzanna White / FTV / Rating: 8+
48. Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig / FTV / Rating: 9
49. Stories We Tell (2012) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
50. Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
51. Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris / FTV / Rating: 7
52. Private Parts (1997) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7+
53. Shrek (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / Rating: 8+
54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Forever (2001) Marti Noxon / Rating: 7+
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Storyteller (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
56. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – End of Days (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7
57. Six Feet Under – Out, Out Brief Candle (2002) Kathy Bates / Rating: 9
58. Six Feet Under – The Plan (2002) Rose Troche / Rating: 8+
59. Six Feet Under – Making Love Work (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8
60. Six Feet Under – Timing & Space (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8

Directed By Women:
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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+
41. In the Cut (2003) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
42. The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
43. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Christopher Berkeley, Jay Oliva / FTV / Rating: 7
44 - 47. Jane Eyre – Episodes 1-4 (2007) Suzanna White / FTV / Rating: 8+
48. Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig / FTV / Rating: 9
49. Stories We Tell (2012) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
50. Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
51. Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris / FTV / Rating: 7
52. Private Parts (1997) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7+
53. Shrek (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / Rating: 8+
54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Forever (2001) Marti Noxon / Rating: 7+
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Storyteller (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
56. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – End of Days (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7
57. Six Feet Under – Out, Out Brief Candle (2002) Kathy Bates / Rating: 9
58. Six Feet Under – The Plan (2002) Rose Troche / Rating: 8+
59. Six Feet Under – Making Love Work (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8
60. Six Feet Under – Timing & Space (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8


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Post by 72allinncallme » March 20th, 2018, 9:57 pm

23. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (Jae-eun Jeong, 2001)
24. Alle Anderen (Maren Ade, 2009)
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1. Die Höhle des gelben Hundes (Byambasuren Davaa, 2005)
2. Vendredi soir (Claire Denis, 2002)
3. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
4. Tou ze (Ann Hui, 2011)
5. Children of a Lesser God (Randa Haines, 1986)
6. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...: US Go Home (Claire Denis,1994)
7. Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (Lina Wertmüller, 1973)
8. Le roman de Renard (Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz, 1930)
9. Korotkie vstrechi (Kira Muratova, 1968)
10. Tau ban no hoi (Ann Hui, 1982)
11. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972)
12. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill, 2003)
13. De stilte rond Christine M. (Marleen Gorris, 1982)
14. Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2012)
15. Astenicheskiy sindrom (Kira Muratova, 1990)
16. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
17. S'en fout la mort (Claire Denis, 1990)
18. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas (Júlia Murat, 2011)
19. Dolgie provody (Kira Muratova, 1971)
20. Gett (Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014)
21. Girlfriends (Claudia Weill, 1978)
22. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
23. Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (Jae-eun Jeong, 2001)
24. Alle Anderen (Maren Ade, 2009)

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Post by jdidaco » March 21st, 2018, 3:08 am

51. Propavshaya gramota (The Lost Letter, Valentina Brumberg & Zinaida Brumberg & Lamis Bredis & Aleksandr Ptushko, 1945) 7/10
52. Vremya, vperyod! (Time, Forward!, Sofiya Milkina & Mikhail Shvejtser, 1965) 8.5/10
53. Balladen om Carl-Henning (Ballad of Carl-Henning, Lene Grønlykke & Sven Grønlykke, 1969) 8/10
54. Feng Fei Fei (Lady with a Sword, Kao Pao-Shu, 1971) 8.5/10
55. Dagboek van een oude dwaas (Diary of a Mad Old Man, Lili Rademakers, 1987) 8/10
56. You ling ren jian (Visible Secret, Ann Hui, 2001) 7/10
57. All My Failed Attempts (Tan Chui Mui, 2009) 7/10
58. Jao nok krajok (Mundane History, Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2009) 9.5/10
59. Dao khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016) 9/10

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60. The War Game (Mai Zetterling, 1963) 8/10 (15 min), Measures of Distance (Mona Hatoum, 1988) 8/10 (16 min), Graceland (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2006) 8/10 (17 min), Aanraking (A Touch, Barbara Meter, 2008) 9/10 (13 min) (Total: 61 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
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
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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Post by 3eyes » March 21st, 2018, 3:12 am

9. The sky princess (18) - Dara Harper
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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
9. The sky princess (18) - Dara Harper
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Post by allisoncm » March 21st, 2018, 7:27 am

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1. Histórias que Só Existem Quando Lembradas - Julia Murat - 5/10 - Not going to lie. This was really boring. There were a couple of nice moments. But the younger woman lived in a universe where men were allowed to have vices, but women weren’t. But they were allowed to have sewing for a vice. What joy.
2. Red Riding Hood - Catherine Hardwicke - 4/10 - The story was such a mess. On one hand, it seems cool to substitute a wolf for a werewolf. But the pacing was off/slow. The actors were good, but Amanda Seyfried basically served the purpose of being “pretty” and that’s it.
3. Motherhood - Katherine Dieckmann - 6/10 - 4.6 rating on IMDB explains why not a lot of people have seen it - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/motherhood/
4. A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay - 6/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a ... time-2018/
5. Lost in Yonkers (1993) Martha Coolidge - 7.5/10 - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/lost-in-yonkers/
6. Hot Coffee (2011) Susan Saladoff - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/hot-coffee/
7. Itzhak - now in theaters in L.A. & NY - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/itzhak/
8. Going the Distance (2010) Nanette Burstein - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/g ... ance-2010/

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Post by cinephage » March 21st, 2018, 8:53 am

04. La belle et la belle, de Sophie Fillières (2018) 6,5/10

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01. Pardonnez-moi, by Maiwenn (2006) 8/10
02. Antonia, by Marleen Gorris (1995) 6,5/10
03. Lady Bird, by Greta Gerwig (2017) 8/10

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Post by sol » March 21st, 2018, 12:19 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)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)
23. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

This was awesome. Four different takes on the same basic story told with four different animation styles and with bits and pieces overlapping each other. The blues songs makes the whole project feel deliciously surreal at times too, such as the protagonist crooning away while the severed heads of alien monsters spur synchronised fountains of blood around her. No kidding.
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Post by weirdboy » March 21st, 2018, 3:42 pm

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
9. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (The Meetings of Anna) - 1978 - Chantal Akerman
10. The Arbor - 2010 - Clio Barnard
11. 3 shorts
  • Gasman - 1998 - Lynne Ramsay
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia - 1990 - Ellen Bruno
  • A Study in Reds - 1932 - Miriam Bennett
12. Dolgie provody (A Long Farewell) - 1971 - Kira Muratova 6/10
13. The Illinois Parables - 2016 - Deborah Stratman 7/10
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jdidaco on Mar 20 2018, 09:08:05 PM wrote:Image
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Post by sebby » March 21st, 2018, 7:06 pm

[font=courier]35. Orlando (1992) - Sally Potter - 6.5/10
36-41.Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
42. Steven Universe Episodes 116-120 (2016)

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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
35. Orlando (1992) - Sally Potter - 6.5/10
36-41.Flint Town: Parts 1-2 (2018) - Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper
42. Steven Universe Episodes 116-120 (2016)[/font]

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 21st, 2018, 8:17 pm

sol on Mar 21 2018, 06:19:02 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)
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)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)
23. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

This was awesome. Four different takes on the same basic story told with four different animation styles and with bits and pieces overlapping each other. The blues songs makes the whole project feel deliciously surreal at times too, such as the protagonist crooning away while the severed heads of alien monsters spur synchronised fountains of blood around her. No kidding.
Your description of this sent me immediately in search of Sita and I found it on YT! I know what I'll be watching today. :cheers:

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Post by sol » March 21st, 2018, 11:53 pm

psychotronicbeatnik on Mar 21 2018, 02:17:10 PM wrote:
sol on Mar 21 2018, 06:19:02 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)
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)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)
23. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

This was awesome. Four different takes on the same basic story told with four different animation styles and with bits and pieces overlapping each other. The blues songs makes the whole project feel deliciously surreal at times too, such as the protagonist crooning away while the severed heads of alien monsters spur synchronised fountains of blood around her. No kidding.
Your description of this sent me immediately in search of Sita and I found it on YT! I know what I'll be watching today. :cheers:
Hope you like it. It's certainly not a film for all tastes. :unsure: It definitely deserves its place on the 366 Weird Official List. That much I'm sure.
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Post by 3eyes » March 22nd, 2018, 2:07 am

10. Få meg på, for faen / Turn me on, dammit! (Nor 11)
Utterly delightful.
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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
9. The sky princess (18) - Dara Harper
10. Få meg på, for faen / Turn me on, dammit! (Nor 11)
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 22nd, 2018, 2:31 am

New total: 67

61. Ruddigore (1966) Joy Batchelor / FTV / Rating: 6+
62 – 66 a. Czar Duranday (1934) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {20 min.}
62 – 66 b. Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1962) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 c. Novie Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1973) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 d. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1943) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {35 min.}
62 – 66 e. The Magic Wand (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 f. From Each Pine Forest a Tree (1974) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 g. Puss ‘n’ Boots (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {11 min.}
62 – 66 h. Ivashka i Baba-Yaga (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {12 min.}
62 – 66 i. Mashinka vremini (1967) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
62 – 66 j. Kot v sapogakh (1968) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {18 min.}
62 – 66 k. Ogon (1971) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {15 min.}
62 – 66 l. The Fulfillment of a Wish (1957) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {29 min.}
62 – 66 m. Tayna dalekogo ostrova (1958) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {28 min.}
62 – 66 n. Palka virychalka (1956) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
62 – 66 o. Kapriznaya printsessa (1969) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
62 – 66 p. The Canterville Ghost (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+ {19 min.}
67. Six Feet Under – The Opening (2003) Karen Moncrieff / Rating: 8+

Directed By Women:
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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+

41. In the Cut (2003) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
42. The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
43. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Christopher Berkeley, Jay Oliva / FTV / Rating: 7
44 - 47. Jane Eyre – Episodes 1-4 (2007) Suzanna White / FTV / Rating: 8+
48. Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig / FTV / Rating: 9
49. Stories We Tell (2012) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
50. Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
51. Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris / FTV / Rating: 7
52. Private Parts (1997) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7+
53. Shrek (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / Rating: 8+
54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Forever (2001) Marti Noxon / Rating: 7+
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Storyteller (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
56. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – End of Days (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7
57. Six Feet Under – Out, Out Brief Candle (2002) Kathy Bates / Rating: 9
58. Six Feet Under – The Plan (2002) Rose Troche / Rating: 8+
59. Six Feet Under – Making Love Work (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8
60. Six Feet Under – Timing & Space (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8
61. Ruddigore (1966) Joy Batchelor / FTV / Rating: 6+
62 – 66 a. Czar Duranday (1934) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {20 min.}
62 – 66 b. Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1962) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 c. Novie Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1973) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 d. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1943) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {35 min.}
62 – 66 e. The Magic Wand (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 f. From Each Pine Forest a Tree (1974) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 g. Puss ‘n’ Boots (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {11 min.}
62 – 66 h. Ivashka i Baba-Yaga (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {12 min.}
62 – 66 i. Mashinka vremini (1967) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
62 – 66 j. Kot v sapogakh (1968) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {18 min.}
62 – 66 k. Ogon (1971) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {15 min.}
62 – 66 l. The Fulfillment of a Wish (1957) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {29 min.}
62 – 66 m. Tayna dalekogo ostrova (1958) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {28 min.}
62 – 66 n. Palka virychalka (1956) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
62 – 66 o. Kapriznaya printsessa (1969) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
62 – 66 p. The Canterville Ghost (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+ {19 min.}
67. Six Feet Under – The Opening (2003) Karen Moncrieff / Rating: 8+


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Post by weirdboy » March 22nd, 2018, 4:02 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
9. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (The Meetings of Anna) - 1978 - Chantal Akerman
10. The Arbor - 2010 - Clio Barnard
11. 3 shorts
  • Gasman - 1998 - Lynne Ramsay
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia - 1990 - Ellen Bruno
  • A Study in Reds - 1932 - Miriam Bennett
12. Dolgie provody (A Long Farewell) - 1971 - Kira Muratova 6/10
13. The Illinois Parables - 2016 - Deborah Stratman 7/10
14. Visages villages (Faces Places) - 2017 - Agnes Varda, JR 9/10
15. Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty) - 1927 - Esfir Shub 6/10
16. Korotkie vstrechi (Brief Encounters) - 1968 - Kira Muratova 7/10
17. Zolushka (Cinderella) - 1947 - Nadezhda Kosheverova, Mikhail Shapiro
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21. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927, Esfir Shub)

This was... not my thing. It's a historical documentary about exactly what's in the title. To me, it felt like it was put together like a children's book - there was text on the cards, which was then followed by a shot described by the text. Much of the entire point of the film could have been garnered through reading the cards alone; though there were some cool shots, I don't feel like I learned much from the visual representation.
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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)
19. The Beguiled (2017)
20. Persepolis (2007)
21. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927, Esfir Shub)

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Post by sol » March 22nd, 2018, 1:02 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)
17. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)
23. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
24. Harlan County, USA (1976)

Very solid documentary about harsh mining conditions and the resistance from above towards unions being formed. The film did not exactly entice me at first as it concentrated on the one community, but the scope gradually broadened as the film wore on and with some excellent thematically chosen songs to potent images of the family members affected by mining incidents, the film ultimately drew me in.
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Post by weirdboy » March 23rd, 2018, 3:57 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
9. Les rendez-vous d'Anna (The Meetings of Anna) - 1978 - Chantal Akerman
10. The Arbor - 2010 - Clio Barnard
11. 3 shorts
  • Gasman - 1998 - Lynne Ramsay
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia - 1990 - Ellen Bruno
  • A Study in Reds - 1932 - Miriam Bennett
12. Dolgie provody (A Long Farewell) - 1971 - Kira Muratova 6/10
13. The Illinois Parables - 2016 - Deborah Stratman 7/10
14. Visages villages (Faces Places) - 2017 - Agnes Varda, JR 9/10
15. Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty) - 1927 - Esfir Shub 6/10
16. Korotkie vstrechi (Brief Encounters) - 1968 - Kira Muratova 7/10
17. Zolushka (Cinderella) - 1947 - Nadezhda Kosheverova, Mikhail Shapiro
18. Zacharovannaya Desna (The Enchanted Desna) - 1964 - Yuliya Solntseva 7/10

This is a rarely-seen but very well made movie that switches between a fantastical bucolic setting and a "modern day" war-torn setting, in the same physical location. It was an interesting movie to me because you can see how the context affects the events and characters, and vice-versa.
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Post by sol » March 23rd, 2018, 4:05 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)
18. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
19. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
20. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything... (1995)
21. Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
22. My Brother the Devil (2012)
23. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
24. Harlan County, USA (1976)
25. Washington Square (1997)

Lusciously filmed made remake of the Olivia de Hally classic The Heiress. While nowhere near as solidly acted, Washington Square features some simply breathtaking camerawork, an enchanting music score from the guy who composed Finding Neverland's score and character dynamics just as rich and intriguing as in the 1949 big screen version of the Henry James novel.
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Post by vortexsurfer » March 23rd, 2018, 4:49 pm

23. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (Cecilia Aranovich, 2016)
24. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (Cecilia Aranovich, 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)
20. Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
21. Lemonade Mouth (Patricia Riggen, 2011)
22. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (Rebecca Miller, 2002)
23. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year (Cecilia Aranovich, 2016)
24. DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games (Cecilia Aranovich, 2017)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 23rd, 2018, 4:50 pm

22. Paris is Burning (1990)

At least according to IMDB, this was the first documented use of the term "throwing shade". This film was interesting and sad. Covering topics in the drag scene in Harlem, transgender life, etc. It covered a lot more than I thought it would, and was a great insight into all the shit people go through and deal with. The referring to the brutal murder of a transgender friend as "just what you have to deal with" is awful.
March is Women's History MonthShow
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)
19. The Beguiled (2017)
20. Persepolis (2007)
21. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927, Esfir Shub)
22. Paris is Burning (1990)

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Post by OldAle1 » March 23rd, 2018, 5:12 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)
6. Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)
7. Not Wanted (Ida Lupino/Elmer Clifton, 1949)
8. Never Fear aka The Young Lovers (Ida Lupino, 1949)
9. Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950) (re-watch)
10. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
11. Valley Girl (Martha Coolidge, 1983)

I like how it opens up, with vast panoramic shots of the Los Angeles area, reminding us of the varied topography and cityscapes - an ideal location for a motion picture industry of course, and also a space where physical obstructions (mostly mountains) separate subdivisions of the community from each other in uncommon ways. Thus, Valley-speak and Valley girls and Beverly Hills boys. Nic Cage in his first starring role is the bad "punk" (not really, but in the world of this film, pretty much) guy from Beverly, Deborah Foreman is the good little girl from the Valley whose friends all hate the losers from the wrong side of the tracks...you get the picture. What's kind of fun about this is that Foreman's not a rich-bitch stereotype, rather she's the daughter of a couple of hippie natural food store owners, so in a sense she doesn't fit in to the Valley BMW and 18-room house lifestyle herself - although unfortunately not much is done with this element. It's all pretty predictable, but the 80s neon and big hair works for this viewer who is just a year younger than Cage, and of course there's the soundtrack, most notable for Modern English's biggest (only?) hit "Melt With You".

12. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (Ida Lupino, 1951)

Somewhat an outlier in Lupino's filmography I think, in that it has neither the noir elements nor the social problem narrative that between them figure in all of her other feature work (leaving aside the late work-for-hire Trouble With Angels). She also isn't credited as writer or producer here, and it does seem a bit less impassioned and focused than her other films to me. Basically it's a sports-parent story with go-getter Claire Trevor pushing daughter Sally Forrest into being the great tennis star that she really doesn't want to be. The stars are quite good but the male secondary characters aren't particularly well developed and 78 minutes just isn't enough time to make any kind of real statement on this kind of relationship work beyond it's shallowest measures.

13. Poema o more / Poem of the Sea (Yuliya Solntseva, 1958)
14. Zacharovannaya Desna / The Enchanted Desna (Yuliya Solntseva, 1964)

I've loved the work of Solntseva's husband Aleksandr Dovzhenko for a long time and it's a continuing frustration that his films aren't more widely seen and more readily available in quality copies - the visual qualities of films like Zemlya and Zvenigora really demand it. But Dovzehnko's widow Solntseva, whose career was essentially intended as a celebration and continuation of his legacy, is even less-remembered and her films hardly seen at all. Besides Jonathan Rosenbaum I'm not sure that anybody has written about her at length in English, certainly nobody I've come across, but on the basis of the two films I've now seen I'm prepared to believe that she deserves rediscovery and renewal just as much as her husband. Certainly there are similarities - she worked for the most part off of his screenplays or stories, and her inclination to the poetic and rapturous evocations of nature (and Communism!) is very similar to her late husband's. But both of these films are also concerned with reverie, nostalgia, and the vagaries of memory in a way that I don't remember Dovzhenko dealing with so explicitly, and they are in color and shot in 70mm widescreen formats - though the poor rips that are available online are only dim representations of what they must be like in the cinema. Poema strikes me as slightly more prosaic, involving a man returning to his hometown, seeing the changes going on there, supervising a mighty construction effort, and trying to show his young son the value of the old days, the times past. It's just as beautiful as it's successor but rooted perhaps a bit more in socialist realism in the end. Desna on the other hand is pure rapture of sound and image, water and landscape and smoke, childhood memories and old-age dimness wrapped together in a poetic style that calls to mind at time Tarkovsky, the Renoir of The River, and Powell and Pressburger at their most mystical. Even though some of the night scenes are practically impossible to see in the low-grade copy I watched it is still a remarkable experience, and it seems to last much longer (in a good way) than the 77 minutes it actually screens for.

Early candidate for directorial discovery of the year.

15. The Party (Sally Potter, 2017) (cinema)

At first I wondered if this was going to be comedy or social statement, satire or rage...around the middle third, I wasn't caring, and was pretty much hating it...in the last third, the film (or I) recovered somewhat, and I found a bit more amusement, and a little less irritation, and the last shot, while expected, was amusing enough. But still overall I am left with: a black comedy that just isn't very funny, and a cry of political anger that isn't all that deep, with dialogue that is often unbearable (like virtually everything that Patricia Clarkson says), characters that are very thin stereotypes, acting that is...questionable, from a lot of very good actors. I will say that I did overall like Kristen Scott Thomas, as the newly appointed shadow health minister whose self-congratulations party forms the narrative and title, and I found Timothy Spall as her drunken and depressive husband and Bruno Ganz as Clarkson's new-agey guru husband fairly entertaining, but that's about it. And it's always nice to see anything new in black and white though in this case I don't see the purpose really. Most of Sally Potter's features have given me mixed feelings but usually there's enough there to be impressed by, to say well that was something, and I've liked all that I've seen so far though only her 45-minute Thriller has really knocked me out. There are still a few I haven't seen; I have a feeling I'll like all of them more than this one.

16. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) (re-watch)

Like Hard, Fast this is quite short, and I think it might have been improved with just a tiny bit of background for any or all of the three characters (hapless weekend fishermen Frank Lovejoy and Edmond O'Briend, viscious psychopath William Tallman who they unfortunately pick up in the desert), might have added extra layers of psychological complexity, but maybe not. As it is we have a fairly simple but very entertaining and suspenseful crime story with Tallman forcing the two men to drive him down the center of Baja California, planning to make the gulf coast and get a ferry to the mainland of Mexico and disappear. It's all very well done and the two good guys - both the kind of average-looking joes who did lots of supporting work and occasional leads when the studios wanted a guy who didn't look like Cary Grant - are nicely contrasted with whack-job Tallman, but there really isn't that much to take away either. Just a solid hour of excitement, really.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 23rd, 2018, 7:02 pm

New total: 72

68. Sita Sings the Blues (2008) Nina Paley / FTV / Rating: 8
69. The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola / FTV / Rating: 7
70. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) Kathryn Bigelow / FTV / Rating: 8
71. Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Susanna White / FTV / Rating: 8
72. Animal Farm (1954) Joy Batchelor, John Halas / FTV / Rating: 8+

Thanks to sol whose write-up encouraged me to seek out Sita Sings the Blues. The blood spurting from the stumps of necks musical number he described was a real highlight but there were many moments of colorful surreal splendor like that one to really enliven this fun film.

Directed By Women:
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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+
41. In the Cut (2003) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
42. The Portrait of a Lady (1996) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7
43. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) Lauren Montgomery, Christopher Berkeley, Jay Oliva / FTV / Rating: 7
44 - 47. Jane Eyre – Episodes 1-4 (2007) Suzanna White / FTV / Rating: 8+
48. Lady Bird (2017) Greta Gerwig / FTV / Rating: 9
49. Stories We Tell (2012) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
50. Away From Her (2006) Sarah Polley / FTV / Rating: 8+
51. Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris / FTV / Rating: 7
52. Private Parts (1997) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7+
53. Shrek (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / Rating: 8+
54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Forever (2001) Marti Noxon / Rating: 7+
55. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Storyteller (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
56. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – End of Days (2003) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7
57. Six Feet Under – Out, Out Brief Candle (2002) Kathy Bates / Rating: 9
58. Six Feet Under – The Plan (2002) Rose Troche / Rating: 8+
59. Six Feet Under – Making Love Work (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8
60. Six Feet Under – Timing & Space (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8
61. Ruddigore (1966) Joy Batchelor / FTV / Rating: 6+
62 – 66 a. Czar Duranday (1934) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {20 min.}
62 – 66 b. Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1962) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 c. Novie Bolshie nepriyatnosti (1973) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
62 – 66 d. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1943) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {35 min.}
62 – 66 e. The Magic Wand (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 f. From Each Pine Forest a Tree (1974) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {16 min.}
62 – 66 g. Puss ‘n’ Boots (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {11 min.}
62 – 66 h. Ivashka i Baba-Yaga (1938) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {12 min.}
62 – 66 i. Mashinka vremini (1967) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {22 min.}
62 – 66 j. Kot v sapogakh (1968) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7+ {18 min.}
62 – 66 k. Ogon (1971) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {15 min.}
62 – 66 l. The Fulfillment of a Wish (1957) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {29 min.}
62 – 66 m. Tayna dalekogo ostrova (1958) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {28 min.}
62 – 66 n. Palka virychalka (1956) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {20 min.}
62 – 66 o. Kapriznaya printsessa (1969) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
62 – 66 p. The Canterville Ghost (1972) Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg / FTV / Rating: 8+ {19 min.}
67. Six Feet Under – The Opening (2003) Karen Moncrieff / Rating: 8+

68. Sita Sings the Blues (2008) Nina Paley / FTV / Rating: 8
69. The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola / FTV / Rating: 7
70. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) Kathryn Bigelow / FTV / Rating: 8
71. Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Susanna White / FTV / Rating: 8
72. Animal Farm (1954) Joy Batchelor, John Halas / FTV / Rating: 8+


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