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Films Directed by Women Challenge (March 2018)

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Films Directed by Women Challenge (March 2018)

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Post by Straka » March 28th, 2018, 7:00 pm

11. Mones com la Becky (Joaquim Jordà/Núria Villazán, 1999)
12. Dorst (Saskia Diesing, 2018)
13. Amori che non sanno stare al mondo (Francesca Comencini, 2017)
14. Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak (Mouly Surya, 2017)
15-27. Jessica Jones, Season 2: Episodes 1-13 (Anna Foerster/Minkie Spiro/Mairzee Almas/Deborah Chow/Millicent Shelton/Jet Wilkinson/Jennifer Getzinger/Zetna Fuentes/Rosemary Rodriguez/Neasa Hardiman/Jennifer Lynch/Liz Friedlander/Uta Briesewitz, 2018)

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Post by hurluberlu » March 28th, 2018, 8:11 pm

14. K-19: The Widowmaker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2002) 7-/10
It is surprisingly bearing comparison with the 80s/90s submarine classics and the sequences of the reactor repair are quite tensed and suspenseful.

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15. On the Beat / Min jing gu shi (Ning Ying, 1995) 7-/10
Another nice naturalistic film by Ning Ying, this time about a local police station in Beijing, still lacks some kind of subtext for my taste.

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15. Romance (Catherine Breillat, 1999) 4/10
Could have been an interesting film without the mediocre dialogues, wooden acting and lazzy direction.

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16. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012) 7/10
Good doc' on fight for freedom of speech in China and Ai Weiwei activism in the year 2000s.

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17. The Hidden Half / Nimeh-ye penhan (Tahmineh Milani, 2001) 5+/10
Fair attempt to depict the fate of a young left-wing activist in modern Iran hindered by bland direction and script.

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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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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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13. For Fun / Zhao Le (Ning Ying, 1993) 7/10
A recently retired Beijinger tries to form a group of amateur opera singers but personal interests are on the way. Good cinematography although I didn't get whether there was any intended political commentary behind it or it was only meant to be a true-to-life documentary.

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Post by Simba63 » March 28th, 2018, 10:09 pm

06. Genius Party (2007) - 5/10

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Post by jeroeno » March 28th, 2018, 10:14 pm

45. Sangailes vasara (2015) Alanté Kavaïté (l)
46. Maldeamores (2007) Mariem Pérez Riera

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Post by clemmetarey » March 28th, 2018, 11:40 pm

10. You Are Not I (1981, Sara Driver) 5/10

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1. The Bigamist (1953, Ida Lupino) 5/10
2. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926, Lotte Reiniger) 7/10
3. Girlfriends (1978, Claudia Weill) 6/10
4. The Piano (1993, Jane Campion) 4/10
5. Antonia (1995, Marleen Gorris) 5/10
6. Sleepwalk (1986, Sara Driver) 4/10
7. News from Home (1977, Chantal Akerman) 7/10
8. Radiance (1998, Rachel Perkins) 5/10
9. Grey Gardens (1975 Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer) 5/10
10. You Are Not I (1981, Sara Driver) 5/10
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Post by allisoncm » March 29th, 2018, 6:58 pm

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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/
9. Megan Leavey - Gabriela Cowperthwaite - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/megan-leavey/
10. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY -https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a ... -the-fdny/
11. Miss You Already - Catherine Hardwicke - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/miss-you-already/
12. Too Hot Not to Handle - Maryann DeLeo, Ellen Goosenberg Kent - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... to-handle/
13. Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq - co-director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent 6/10
14. Journey Into Dyslexia (Susan Raymond) 6/10
15. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - Ellen Goosenberg Kent 6/10
16. Madame - Amanda Sthers - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/madame-2017/

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 29th, 2018, 9:57 pm

33. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
34. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
35. Sib (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998)
36. Zhuang dao zheng (Ann Hui, 1980)
37-38. Shorts 122 min


Shorts:
A House Divided (Alice Guy, 1913) 13min
Mabel’s Blunder (Mabel Normand, 1914) 14min
Les danseuses de mer (Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon, 1960) 13min
Les amours de la pieuvre (Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon, 1967) 14min
Diatomées (Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon, 1968) 17min
Acéra ou Le bal des sorcières (Jean Painlevé, Geneviève Hamon, 1972) 13min
Bob’s Birthday (David Fine, Alison Snowden, 1994) 12min
The Red Book (Janie Geiser, 1996) 12min
Gasman (Lynne Ramsay, 1998) 14min
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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)
25. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
26. Kidnapped for Christ (Kate Logan, 2014)
27. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
28. Az én XX. századom (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989)
29. Roozi ke zan shodam (Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000)
30. La Operación (Ana Maria Garcia, 1982)
31. A torinói ló (Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
32. Chou tin dik tong wah (Mabel Cheung, 1987)
33. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
34. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
35. Sib (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998)
36. Zhuang dao zheng (Ann Hui, 1980)
37.-38. Shorts 122 min
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Post by Lilarcor » March 29th, 2018, 11:38 pm

8. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 8/10
9. Shorts I

Avenue de l'opéra (Alice Guy, 1900) 1 min
La charité du prestidigitateur (Alice Guy, 1905) 3 min
Les résultats du féminisme (Alice Guy, 1906) 7 min
A House Divided (Alice Guy, 1913) 13min
Matrimony's Speed Limit (Alice Guy, 1913) 14 min
Mabel’s Blunder (Mabel Normand, 1914) 14min
Celles qui s’en font (Germaine Dulac, 1928 (but probably 1930)) 6 min
Étude cinégraphique sur une arabesque (Germaine Dulac, 1929) 5 min

Total: 63 min
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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
6. They (Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, 2017) 6/10
7. Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind... Die Kinder von Golzow - Das Ende der unendlichen Geschichte (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2006) 6/10
8. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 8/10
9. Shorts I (1900-1929, 63 min)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 30th, 2018, 1:21 am

New Total: 102! Passed the hundred mark - woohoo!

94. Dikie Lebedi (1962) Vera Tsekhanovskaya, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy/ FTV / Rating: 8
95. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) Angela Robinson/ FTV / Rating: 9
96. Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins / Rating: 7
97. Firefly – Jaynestown (2002) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 8
98. Babylon 5 – Signs and Portents (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
99. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part I (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
100. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part II (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
101. Babylon 5 – The Quality of Mercy (1994) Lorraine Hochberg / Rating: 7
102. Babylon 5 – Chrysalis (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 7+

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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+
73. Zakoldovannyy malchik (1955) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Vladimir Polkovnikov / FTV / Rating: 8
74. Shark Tale (2004) Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman / FTV / Rating: 4
75. The Loveless (1981) Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery / Rating: 8
76. Suffragette (2015) Sarah Gavlon / FTV / Rating: 7+
77. The Tree (2010) Julie Bertuccelli / FTV / Rating: 7+
78. Snegurochka (1952) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 8
79. The Secret of Kells (2009) Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore / Rating: 8
80. The Prophet (2014) Joan C. Gratz, Nina Paley, Roger Allers & 7 others / FTV / Rating: 6
81. Pelican Dreams (2014) Judy Irving / FTV / Rating: 8+
82. Little Sparrows (2009) Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen / FTV / Rating: 7+
83. Six Feet Under – Twilight (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
84. Six Feet Under – Bomb Shelter (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8
85. Six Feet Under – The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) Mary Harron / Rating: 9
86. Angel – Fredless (2001) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 8+
87. Angel – The Price (2002) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
88. Babylon 5 – And the Sky Full of Stars (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 7+
89 – 92 a. The Scary Movie (1993) Peggy Ahwesh / FTV / Rating: 2 {8 min.}
89 – 92 b. Sex and the City – Episode 1 (1998) Susan Seidelman / Rating: 7 {24 min.}
89 – 92 c. Sex and the City – Models and Mortals (1998) Alison Maclean / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
89 – 92 d. Sex and the City – Bay of Married Pigs (1998) Nicole Holofcener / FTV / Rating: 7+ {24 min.}
89 – 92 e. Sex and the City – Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys (1998) Alison Maclean / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
89 – 92 f. Sex and the City – The Power of Female Sex (1998) Susan Seidelman / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
89 – 92 g. Sex and the City – Three’s a Crowd (1998) Nicole Holofcener / FTV / Rating: 7+ {24 min.}
89 – 92 h. Sex and the City – The Baby Shower (1998) Susan Seidelman / FTV / Rating: 8 {23 min.}
89 – 92 i. Pelican Dreams – More Mini Movies {19 total} (2014) Judy Irving / FTV / Rating: 7 to 8 {64 min.}
93a. Argonavty (1971) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 6+ {20 min.}
93b. Skazka o myortvoy tsarevne i o semi bogatyryakh (1951) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 7+ {30 min.}
93c. Verlioka (1957) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {10 min.}

94. Dikie Lebedi (1962) Vera Tsekhanovskaya, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy/ FTV / Rating: 8
95. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) Angela Robinson/ FTV / Rating: 9
96. Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins / Rating: 7
97. Firefly – Jaynestown (2002) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 8
98. Babylon 5 – Signs and Portents (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
99. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part I (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
100. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part II (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
101. Babylon 5 – The Quality of Mercy (1994) Lorraine Hochberg / Rating: 7
102. Babylon 5 – Chrysalis (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 7+



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Post by sol » March 30th, 2018, 5:14 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)

An odd film. I didn't mind the jumping between Julie and Julia segments, but I found the Julie part more compelling (writing a blog to have structure in one's life; typing into a void, not knowing if you're being read, like I am doing right now), however, Meryl Streep absolutely steals the film acting-wise, which makes her Julia part of the film kind of more interesting to view.
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Post by jeroeno » March 30th, 2018, 6:17 am

47. Återträffen (2013) Anna Odell
48. A Great Day in Harlem (1994) Jean Bach
49. Bezbog (2016) Ralitza Petrova

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Post by sol » March 30th, 2018, 8:06 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)

Somewhat intriguing neo-noir that would have benefited from focusing more on the main characters (a bedridden gossiper and her much younger husband) and less on the side characters who wish to turn their local bar into a strip joint, only they have no strippers. The film has a great jazzy music score that evokes a real noir atmosphere, but the rest of the film is simply passable with potential for more.
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Post by OldAle1 » March 30th, 2018, 3:54 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)
12. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (Ida Lupino, 1951)
13. Poema o more / Poem of the Sea (Yuliya Solntseva, 1958)
14. Zacharovannaya Desna / The Enchanted Desna (Yuliya Solntseva, 1964)
15. The Party (Sally Potter, 2017) (cinema)
16. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) (re-watch)
17. Povest plamennykh let / The Story of the Flaming Years (Yuliya Solntseva, 1961)

The middle part of the loose trilogy that also encompasses Poema o more and Zacharovannaya Desna, all based on writings by the director's late husband Aleksandr Dovzhenko, memories and reveries and stories of his Ukranian childhood, young adulthood, and World War II. This is a bit more overly propagandistic than the other two I think, and there are also some elements of the narrative (such as it is) near the ending that I didn't really comprehend - poor subtitles and sometimes poor image quality probably had something to do with this, but also perhaps some culturally specific elements. At any rate this has all the virtues of the other films - simply amazing photography and a vastness of scale that put humans as small insects against the power of nature, hugely impressive camerawork including a couple of exceptional tracking shots, an early one that zooms out of a doorway and up and down a hillside through groups of people. I probably like this about as much as Poema and a little less than Desna but in any case watching the rest of Solntseva's films is now a real priority.

18. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953) (re-watch)

Third viewing. This remains my favorite of Lupino's films, by a slim margin over her first, Not Wanted. Like that film this is an issues film with noirish elements, and like that and most of the director's work it could have benefited from "A" picture status and a longer running time to explore the titular issue at a bit more length, and also from a stronger ending that didn't try to moralize or explain - though I will say on this watching I was struck by the ending seeming more muted than I'd previously felt, perhaps because I've now seen all of Lupino's films. But this benefits from four exceptional actors in the leads - Lupino and Joan Fontaine as the two wives of well-meaning bigamist Edmond O'Brien, and Edmund Gwenn as a fairly hard-edged adoption services man who harbors his own, never revealed regrets and comes to at least a little sympathy for the difficult situation. I like the view of sunny yet unfriendly Los Angeles here, and the contrast between working-class and fairly desperate Lupino and upwardly mobile Fontaine, with O'Brien seemingly a bridge between two class worlds. When this was made Fontaine was married to co-writer/producer Collier Young - who had previously been married to Lupino! Perhaps it's these personal stories at the back of the matter that gives this film it's extra resonance.

19. Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940)

A sort-of musical (mostly dance) from the one successful female director in the sound era who preceded Lupino, this is basically the story of good girl Maureen O'Hara, struggling to be a serious dancer, and her friend not-so-good-girl Lucille Ball who is willing to take any job to get ahead, and their romances with Louis Hayward - still in love with ex-wife Virginia Field - and Ralph Bellamy. It's nothing special as a story, not much that you haven't seen before if you've seen some backstage musicals or rom-coms from this era, but the cast is pretty excellent and the dances are fun if not exactly Astaire and Rogers.

20. Voskhozhdenie / The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) (re-watch)

I wasn't actually sure I had seen this before, but I had it listed, and I'm pretty sure that I saw it as a double feature with Krylya (which I do remember, though not that well) at the Film Center in Chicago in the late 90s. Most likely I saw both of them in the evening after work and slept through most of the second film; that kind of thing used to happen to me all the time, even during great films. Anyways I remembered bits and pieces while watching, particularly the scene with the village headman and much of the last half hour which also very much recalls Paths of Glory. At any rate this is an extraordinary film fully deserving of it's high rep and I don't know how much I have to say about it that's new or interesting. It's certainly one of the great war films and given that Shepitko's husband Elem Klimov made one of the few war films that might be better, I have to wonder just how much the ghosts of a war neither experienced as an adult stayed with them through their lives. I suppose the signal element that struck me throughout was how real the feeling of cold and desolation were, much more so than most films set in winter or winter war; and the way in which our main protagonist Rybak develops over the course of the film is also remarkably real.
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Post by sol » March 30th, 2018, 3:58 pm

Hiya Ale

While you're here, I just thought I should mention that I have read your responses and reviews on the weekly thread. :) I have just been too busy/lazy lately to type up a thoughtful reply (yet). -_- I'm glad that you liked The Night Before though; my kind of crazy comedy.
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Post by sol » March 30th, 2018, 4:03 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)
36. By the Sea (2015)

Angelina and Brad play a couple here who rekindle the sparks in their strained relationship through a mutual love of... voyeurism. At first, I thought the film was based on their own relationship tensions (at least I recall reading something about that at the time) but with the direction the film goes in, that would be a little wtf if true. In any case, this a deliberately paced enough affair that I can understand the dissent, but I didn't mind the film myself, even if it didn't exactly wow me.
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Post by jeroeno » March 30th, 2018, 8:22 pm

50. Masjävlar (2004) Maria Blom

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 30th, 2018, 8:58 pm

39. Laam yan sei sap (Ann Hui, 2002)
40. Nu ren si shi (Ann Hui, 1995)
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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)
25. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
26. Kidnapped for Christ (Kate Logan, 2014)
27. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
28. Az én XX. századom (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989)
29. Roozi ke zan shodam (Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000)
30. La Operación (Ana Maria Garcia, 1982)
31. A torinói ló (Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
32. Chou tin dik tong wah (Mabel Cheung, 1987)
33. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
34. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
35. Sib (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998)
36. Zhuang dao zheng (Ann Hui, 1980)
37.-38. Shorts 122 min
39. Laam yan sei sap (Ann Hui, 2002)
40. Nu ren si shi (Ann Hui, 1995)

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Post by hurluberlu » March 30th, 2018, 10:19 pm

18. My Twentieth Century / Az én XX. századom (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989) 6+/10
Nice and inventive B&W visuals, messy narrative that gradually pulled me off.

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19. Erotique (Lizzie Borden, Clara Law, Ana Maria Magalhães, Monika Treut,, 1994) 4/10
Four segments about sexuality shot by a different woman director: embarassing they had so little interesting to say and to show on screen.

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20. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 7-/10
There are only a few emotional and powerful scenes that elevate the film just above the usual American middle class coming of age high school rehash.

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21. The Skin / La Pelle (Liliana Cavani, 1981) 5+/10
Strange film, it seems the director wants to say a lot on the suffering from the Italian during WWI from various occupants but only manages to make an offbeat comedy that she tries to counter occasionally with gruesome violence.

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22. Raw / Grave (Julia Ducournau, 2017) 8+/10
Excellent ! Captivating as a horror thriller while telling a lot on young adults discovering sexuality and life out of the protection of the family circle. Also, great visuals and music.

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23. The Girl (Sande Zeig, 2000) 5-/10
A lesbian tulmutuous love story mixed up with a crime plot, rather well shot and directed but with a terribly bad written scipt.

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24. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman, 2016) 8-/10
Multifaceted, experimental doc about events and characters that marked the histoiry of Illinois, US: nicely crafted and well supported by a melancholic soundtrack.

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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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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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13. For Fun / Zhao Le (Ning Ying, 1993) 7/10
A recently retired Beijinger tries to form a group of amateur opera singers but personal interests are on the way. Good cinematography although I didn't get whether there was any intended political commentary behind it or it was only meant to be a true-to-life documentary.

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14. K-19: The Widowmaker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2002) 7-/10
It is surprisingly bearing comparison with the 80s/90s submarine classics and the sequences of the reactor repair are quite tensed and suspenseful.

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15. On the Beat / Min jing gu shi (Ning Ying, 1995) 7-/10
Another nice naturalistic film by Ning Ying, this time about a local police station in Beijing, still lacks some kind of subtext for my taste.

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15. Romance (Catherine Breillat, 1999) 4/10
Could have been an interesting film without the mediocre dialogues, wooden acting and lazzy direction.

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16. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012) 7/10
Good doc' on fight for freedom of speech in China and Ai Weiwei activism in the year 2000s.

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17. The Hidden Half / Nimeh-ye penhan (Tahmineh Milani, 2001) 5+/10
Fair attempt to depict the fate of a young left-wing activist in modern Iran hindered by bland direction and script.

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Post by jdidaco » March 31st, 2018, 4:15 am

79. Podkidysh (The Foundling, Tatyana Lukashevich, 1940) 8/10
80. Ostatni etap (The Last Stage, Wanda Jakubowska, 1948) 9/10
81. Evdokiya (Tatyana Lioznova, 1961) 10/10
82. Eltávozott nap (The Girl, Márta Mészáros, 1968) 8.5/10
83. Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, 1982) 7.5/10
84. Naerata ometi (Well, Come On, Smile, Leida Laius & Arvo Iho, 1985) 8/10
85. Gyerekgyilkosságok (Child Murders, Ildikó Szabó, 1993) 8/10
86. Mein Stern (Be My Star, Valeska Grisebach, 2001) 8.5/10
87. Plac Zbawiciela (Saviour Square, Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze, 2006) 7.5/10
88. Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman, 2017) 7.5/10

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A collection of shorts,

89-90. Duch z Canterville (Canterville Ghost, Ewa Petelska & Czeslaw Petelski, 1968) 7/10 (27 min), Fantasmatic (Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1969) 8/10 (8 min), Alunissons (Let’s Land on the Moon, Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1970) 7/10 (3 min), Smile 1, 2, 3 (Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1976) 8/10 (6 min), Anima (Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1977) 8/10 (4 min), Das Veilchen/La violette (The Violet, Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1982) 8/10 (3 min), Les enfants de laine (The Woolen Children, Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1984) 9/10 (5 min), Le petit garçon qui vola la lune (The Boy Who Stole the Moon, Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1988) 7/10 (7 min), Sabbat (Sabbath, Gisèle Ansorge & Ernest Ansorge, 1991) 9/10 (10 min), Podwórka (Sharon Lockhart, 2009) 9.5/10 (32 min), Canis (Anna Solanas & Marc Riba, 2013) 8/10 (16 min) (Total: 121 min)

That's it for me; thanks, allison, for hosting the challenge, and congratulations to all who participated!

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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)
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
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)
61. Korol Parizha (The King of Paris, Olga Rakhmanova & Yevgeni Bauer, 1917) 7.5/10
62. Zakoldovannyy malchik (The Enchanted Boy, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya & Vladimir Polkovnikov, 1955) 8/10
63. Neun Leben hat die Katze (The Cat Has Nine Lives, Ula Stöckl, 1968) 8.5/10
64. Der subjektive Faktor (The Subjective Factor, Helke Sander, 1981) - . 8/10
65. Mein langsames Leben (Passing Summer, Angela Schanelec, 2001) - . 9/10
66. Deutschland privat - Im Land der bunten Träume (Private Germany - In the Land of Colorful Dreams, Catharina Zwerenz & Robert van Ackeren, 2007) 8/10
67. Alice in the Underworld: The Dark Märchen Show!! (Mari Terashima, 2009) 7.5/10
68. Gekijô-ban: Zero (Fatal Frame, Mari Asato, 2014) 6/10
69. O Visconde (The Viscount, Noémia Delgado, 1980-81) 9/10
70. A Princesinha das Rosas (The Little Rose Princess, Noémia Delgado, 1981) 8/10
71. Tiaga (Noémia Delgado, 1981) 7.5/10
72. O Defunto (The Hanged Man, Noémia Delgado, 1981) 7.5/10
73. O Canto da Sereia (Siren’s Song, Noémia Delgado, 1983) 8/10
74. A Noite de Walpurgis (Walpurgis Night, Noémia Delgado, 1983) 7.5/10
75. A Estranha Morte do Professor Antena (The Strange Death of Professor Antena, Noémia Delgado, 1983) 9/10
76-78. Subjektitüde (Subjectivity, Helke Sander, 1967) 8/10 (4 min), Reproductions (Birgit Hein & Wilhelm Hein, 1968) 8/10 (26 min), 625 (Birgit Hein & Wilhelm Hein, 1969) 8/10 (32 min), Me and Rubyfruit (Sadie Benning, 1989) 6/10 (6 min), Little Frank and His Carp (Andrea Fraser, 2001) 8/10 (6 min), Chambre jaune (Yellow Room, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2002) 6/10 (8 min), L'étrange portrait de la dame en jaune (The Strange Portrait of the Lady in Yellow, Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2004) 6/10 (6 min), Pelargónie (Geranium, Lucie Sunková, 2004) 9/10 (12 min), Passages (Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, 2008) 7.5/10 (25 min), O Duplo (Doppelgänger, Juliana Rojas, 2012) 8/10 (24 min), Terarij (Terrarium, Hana Jusic, 2012) 8/10 (25 min), Visitation (Suzan Pitt, 2013) 8/10 (9 min) (Total: 183 min)
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Post by flaiky » March 31st, 2018, 4:28 am

Just quickly listing my final viewings; I would've liked to delve more into this challenge but 'twas bad timing for me:

7. 35 Rhums (Claire Denis)
8. Boat People (Ann Hui)
9. Sweetie (Jane Campion)
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2018, 5:40 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)
36. By the Sea (2015)
37. Unbroken (2014)

Very competently made for sure, but as a narrative, this would have been much more interesting with the title Broken. Zamperini's experiences are certainly quite harrowing, but the fact that he never once considers giving up or caving in leads to zero character progression. I think I prefer By the Sea to this, even though Unbroken looks better with Deakins generating some amazing shots (looming shadow of Jap war ship, etc).
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2018, 9:54 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)
36. By the Sea (2015)
37. Unbroken (2014)
38. High Art (1998)

Radha Mitchell looks gorgeous here, but to be honest, I couldn't care less about her character here. I don't know if it is a case of the film overplaying its hand by trying to be about photography as art, and about drug addiction, as well as about latent lesbianism, but the film really didn't work for me. I sort of left the film feeling nothing.
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Post by sol » March 31st, 2018, 12:01 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)
36. By the Sea (2015)
37. Unbroken (2014)
38. High Art (1998)
39. XXY (2007)

Interesting film about a subject rarely portrayed on screen - an intersex teenager raised as a girl wondering which gender she should choose. The way the film plays out from both her perspective and her father's dilutes her struggle a little, but the actor who plays her father is excellent and he of course has his own struggles, trying to act in his child's best interests.
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Post by vortexsurfer » March 31st, 2018, 3:44 pm

26. The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones, 1982)
27. Slumber Party Massacre II (Deborah Brock, 1987)
28. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013)
29. Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989)
30. Slumber Party Massacre III (Sally Mattison, 1990)
31. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
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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)
25. Unforgettable (Denise Di Novi, 2017)
26. The Slumber Party Massacre (Amy Holden Jones, 1982)
27. Slumber Party Massacre II (Deborah Brock, 1987)
28. The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013)
29. Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989)
30. Slumber Party Massacre III (Sally Mattison, 1990)
31. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)

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Post by sol » March 31st, 2018, 4:10 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)
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)
26. Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
27. Beautiful Thing (1996)
28. 2 Days in Paris (2007)
29. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
30. You Are Not I (1983)
31. Rough Night (2017)
32. Shark Tale (2004)
33. Swept Away (1974)
34. Julie & Julia (2009)
35. The Kill-Off (1989)
36. By the Sea (2015)
37. Unbroken (2014)
38. High Art (1998)
39. XXY (2007)
40. Angela (1995)

I pretty indifferent to Personal Velocity and almost didn't make time for this earlier Rebecca Miller feature since it wasn't on an Official List, so this film really stunned me. It sounded interesting enough, what with a superstitious young girl mistaking her mother's mental illness for the work of the Devil, but the film does all that and more. It truly places us in her world where she sees visions of the Devil and looks upon strangers as good/bad angels. Real haunting ending too.
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Post by nimimerkillinen » March 31st, 2018, 4:42 pm

12. The Hitch-Hiker

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Post by Straka » March 31st, 2018, 6:04 pm

28. Ban sheng yuan/Eighteen Springs (Ann Hui, 1997)
29. A Hora da Estrela (Suzana Amaral, 1985)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 31st, 2018, 7:03 pm

sol on Mar 31 2018, 06:01:13 AM wrote:39. XXY (2007)

Interesting film about a subject rarely portrayed on screen - an intersex teenager raised as a girl wondering which gender she should choose. The way the film plays out from both her perspective and her father's dilutes her struggle a little, but the actor who plays her father is excellent and he of course has his own struggles, trying to act in his child's best interests.
I digged the hell out of that one - I thought it was a great portrayal of the struggles many intersexed individuals face, and exposed those struggles to a wider audience. I also liked that the film, while certainly not happy, didn't end in an overly depressing way.

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Post by jeroeno » March 31st, 2018, 8:25 pm

No more entries for me in this challenge so a big thanks to our host allisoncm and congrats to our winner psychotronicbeatnik :cheers: :clap:

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Post by Lilarcor » March 31st, 2018, 9:29 pm

Thanks for hosting allisoncm!

10. … dann leben sie noch heute – Die Kinder von Golzow (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2007) 8/10

"In all these years, nothing really sensational has happened to these children... Yet the film in its totality is truly sensational." (Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), April 15, 1995)

I've made it to the end. The Children of Golzow project, spanning 20 films, 42 hours and 46 years follows East German children in the small town Golzow from their first day of school in 1961 until their 50s in the 2000s. During this time they experienced the end of East Germany, the rough move from "socialism" to capitalism, got married, divorced, remarried, had kids, saw their parents pass away, moved away from Golzow, built houses, went on vacations and some even passed away themselves before the project was over. Film outlives both people and their country, it seems.

For me watching, seeing so much time pass in front of me becomes a path into self-reflection of my own life but also an important reminder of the power of cinema and the way it captures time. From one scene to the next in the later films the film might move two or three decades back and forth in the space of mere minutes, in the process showing how protagonists have changed so much (or so little). For film technology or documentary history buffs it also shows a very interesting evolution of the documentary film from a more observational style with over 60 kilos heavy Arriflex 35mm cameras to participatory style with handheld 35mm and finally to video. There's 8mm and 16mm footage too – even four different coloring methods used over the decades!

The greatest strength of the project in total however is how it tells history of ordinary people. Most history writing up to recent time has had a "Great Man" narrative, this is also true for most popular history written today which focuses on extraordinary people – genuises and fools. Not often enough do we get the chance to dig deep into how ordinary lives were like, how it was like to actually live the day-by-day as a person without great privileges. It is even rarer that this kind of "history writing" happens on film. This being said, from an entertainment perspective The Children of Golzow probably went on too long for most. This was also the sentiment of a teacher who was in the film, now in his 80s, that I met in Golzow one cold January evening while waiting for the train back to Berlin. Although I find this film to be very interesting and works like a fine wine, I completely get why I am only the second person on Letterboxd to log the 20th and final film. Still, I'd heartily recommend watching as much as possible of the "Film-Reihe". If 42 hours is too much, the combined nine hours of the award-winning Lebensläufe (1980) and the first film made after East Germany Drehbuch: Die Zeiten (1992) are some of the finest hours of documentary and "visual history" ever made.


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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
6. They (Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, 2017) 6/10
7. Und wenn sie nicht gestorben sind... Die Kinder von Golzow - Das Ende der unendlichen Geschichte (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2006) 6/10
8. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 8/10
9. Shorts I (1900-1929, 63 min)
10. … dann leben sie noch heute – Die Kinder von Golzow (Barbara & Winfried Junge, 2007) 8/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » March 31st, 2018, 11:20 pm

41. Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996)
42. Earth (Deepa Mehta, 1998)
43. Water (Deepa Mehta, 2005)
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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)
25. Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
26. Kidnapped for Christ (Kate Logan, 2014)
27. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
28. Az én XX. századom (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989)
29. Roozi ke zan shodam (Marziyeh Meshkini, 2000)
30. La Operación (Ana Maria Garcia, 1982)
31. A torinói ló (Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
32. Chou tin dik tong wah (Mabel Cheung, 1987)
33. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
34. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2001)
35. Sib (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1998)
36. Zhuang dao zheng (Ann Hui, 1980)
37.-38. Shorts 122 min
39. Laam yan sei sap (Ann Hui, 2002)
40. Nu ren si shi (Ann Hui, 1995)
41. Fire (Deepa Mehta, 1996)
42. Earth (Deepa Mehta, 1998)
43. Water (Deepa Mehta, 2005)
Ended the challenge with Mehta’s Elements Triology. Fire clearly the best.

Thank you for hosting Allison, this has been a very rewarding challenge :)
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » April 1st, 2018, 12:44 am

Final Total: 119 (the most I've watched for any single challenge at ICM)

Thanks for hosting, Allison & a big :cheers: to all my fellow competitors.

103. 20 Fingers (2004) Mania Akbari / FTV / Rating: 7+
104. Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 4
105. Babylon 5 – Points of Departure (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
106. Babylon 5 – The Coming of Shadows (1995) Janet Greek / Rating: 10
107. Babylon 5 – The Fall of Night (1995) Janet Greek / Rating: 10
108. Babylon 5 – No Compromises (1998) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
109. Babylon 5 – A View From the Gallery (1998) Janet Greek / Rating: 10

110 – 114. Shorts (Russian Female Animation) {302 minutes total = 5 points}
a. Gusi-lebedi (1949) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
b. Crane’s Feathers (1977) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {10 min.}
c. Cabaret (1981) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {21 min.}
d. Bednaya Liza (1978) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {19 min.}
e. Songs of the Year of Fire (1971) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7 {19 min.}
f. Snegir (1983) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
g. Kostroma (1989) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
h. Kartinki s vystavki (1984) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {7 min.}
i. Detskiy albom (1976) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {18 min.}
j. Skazka o pope i o rabotnike ego Balde (1973) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {19 min.}
k. Door (1986) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {11 min.}
k. About Buka (1984) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
l. The Canterbury Tales – Leaving London (1998) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {27 min.}
m. The Canterbury Tales – Arriving at Canterbury (1998) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {27 min.}
n. The Canterbury Tales – The Journey Back (2000) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {28 min.}
o. Persey (1973) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
p. Pudel (1985) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
q. Dream (1988) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 8 {11 min.}
r. The Room of Laughter (1985) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}

115 – 119. More Shorts {301 minutes = 5 points}
a. Sex and the City – The Chicken Dance (1999) Victoria Hochberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}
b. Sex and the City – The Man, the Myth, the Viagra (1999) Victoria Hochberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
c. Sex and the City – The Caste System (1999) Allison Anders / FTV / Rating: 7+ {27 min.}
d. Sex and the City – Evolution (1999) Pam Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7 {27 min.}
e. Sex and the City – Le Douleus Exquise! (1999) Allison Anders / FTV / Rating: 8 {29 min.}
f. Ed and Pauline (2014) Natalija Vekic & Christian Bruno / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
g. Kitchen Sink (1989) Alison Maclean / Rating: 8+ {14 min.}
h.Masters of Russian Animation: Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg – A Portrait Against the Background of Their Time (2013) Irina Margotina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
i. Shrek in the Swamp: Karaoke Dance Party (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / FTV / Rating: 8+ {3 min.}
j. How To Fix the World (2004) Jacqueline Goss / FTV / Rating: 7 {28 min.}
k. Club Oscar (2005) Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman / FTV / Rating: 4 {3 min.}
l. Peel (1986) Jane Campion / Rating: 8 {9 min.}
m. Passionless Moments (1983) Jane Campion, Gerard Lee / Rating: 9 {13 min.}
n. A Girl’s Own Story (1986) Jane Campion / Rating: 8+ {27 min.}
l. After Hours (1984) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}

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+
73. Zakoldovannyy malchik (1955) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Vladimir Polkovnikov / FTV / Rating: 8
74. Shark Tale (2004) Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman / FTV / Rating: 4
75. The Loveless (1981) Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery / Rating: 8
76. Suffragette (2015) Sarah Gavlon / FTV / Rating: 7+
77. The Tree (2010) Julie Bertuccelli / FTV / Rating: 7+
78. Snegurochka (1952) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 8
79. The Secret of Kells (2009) Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore / Rating: 8
80. The Prophet (2014) Joan C. Gratz, Nina Paley, Roger Allers & 7 others / FTV / Rating: 6
81. Pelican Dreams (2014) Judy Irving / FTV / Rating: 8+
82. Little Sparrows (2009) Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen / FTV / Rating: 7+
83. Six Feet Under – Twilight (2003) Kathy Bates / Rating: 8+
84. Six Feet Under – Bomb Shelter (2003) Nicole Holofcener / Rating: 8
85. Six Feet Under – The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) Mary Harron / Rating: 9
86. Angel – Fredless (2001) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 8+
87. Angel – The Price (2002) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 7+
88. Babylon 5 – And the Sky Full of Stars (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 7+
89 – 92 a. The Scary Movie (1993) Peggy Ahwesh / FTV / Rating: 2 {8 min.}
89 – 92 b. Sex and the City – Episode 1 (1998) Susan Seidelman / Rating: 7 {24 min.}
89 – 92 c. Sex and the City – Models and Mortals (1998) Alison Maclean / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
89 – 92 d. Sex and the City – Bay of Married Pigs (1998) Nicole Holofcener / FTV / Rating: 7+ {24 min.}
89 – 92 e. Sex and the City – Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys (1998) Alison Maclean / FTV / Rating: 7+ {23 min.}
89 – 92 f. Sex and the City – The Power of Female Sex (1998) Susan Seidelman / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
89 – 92 g. Sex and the City – Three’s a Crowd (1998) Nicole Holofcener / FTV / Rating: 7+ {24 min.}
89 – 92 h. Sex and the City – The Baby Shower (1998) Susan Seidelman / FTV / Rating: 8 {23 min.}
89 – 92 i. Pelican Dreams – More Mini Movies {19 total} (2014) Judy Irving / FTV / Rating: 7 to 8 {64 min.}
93a. Argonavty (1971) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 6+ {20 min.}
93b. Skazka o myortvoy tsarevne i o semi bogatyryakh (1951) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 7+ {30 min.}
93c. Verlioka (1957) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {10 min.}
94. Dikie Lebedi (1962) Vera Tsekhanovskaya, Mikhail Tsekhanovskiy/ FTV / Rating: 8
95. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) Angela Robinson/ FTV / Rating: 9
96. Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins / Rating: 7
97. Firefly – Jaynestown (2002) Marita Grabiak / Rating: 8
98. Babylon 5 – Signs and Portents (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
99. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part I (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
100. Babylon 5 – A Voice in the Wilderness Part II (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8
101. Babylon 5 – The Quality of Mercy (1994) Lorraine Hochberg / Rating: 7
102. Babylon 5 – Chrysalis (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 7+

103. 20 Fingers (2004) Mania Akbari / FTV / Rating: 7+
104. Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) Betty Thomas / FTV / Rating: 4
105. Babylon 5 – Points of Departure (1994) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
106. Babylon 5 – The Coming of Shadows (1995) Janet Greek / Rating: 10
107. Babylon 5 – The Fall of Night (1995) Janet Greek / Rating: 10
108. Babylon 5 – No Compromises (1998) Janet Greek / Rating: 8+
109. Babylon 5 – A View From the Gallery (1998) Janet Greek / Rating: 10

110 – 114. Shorts (Russian Female Animation) {302 minutes total = 5 points}
a. Gusi-lebedi (1949) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya, Ivan Ivanov-Vano / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
b. Crane’s Feathers (1977) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {10 min.}
c. Cabaret (1981) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {21 min.}
d. Bednaya Liza (1978) Ideya Garanina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {19 min.}
e. Songs of the Year of Fire (1971) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7 {19 min.}
f. Snegir (1983) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
g. Kostroma (1989) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
h. Kartinki s vystavki (1984) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {7 min.}
i. Detskiy albom (1976) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {18 min.}
j. Skazka o pope i o rabotnike ego Balde (1973) Inessa Kovalevskaya / FTV / Rating: 7+ {19 min.}
k. Door (1986) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 8+ {11 min.}
k. About Buka (1984) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {9 min.}
l. The Canterbury Tales – Leaving London (1998) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {27 min.}
m. The Canterbury Tales – Arriving at Canterbury (1998) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {27 min.}
n. The Canterbury Tales – The Journey Back (2000) Aida Zyablikova & 9 others / FTV / Rating: 8 {28 min.}
o. Persey (1973) Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
p. Pudel (1985) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}
q. Dream (1988) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 8 {11 min.}
r. The Room of Laughter (1985) Nina Shorina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {10 min.}

115 – 119. More Shorts {301 minutes = 5 points}
a. Sex and the City – The Chicken Dance (1999) Victoria Hochberg / FTV / Rating: 7 {25 min.}
b. Sex and the City – The Man, the Myth, the Viagra (1999) Victoria Hochberg / FTV / Rating: 8 {25 min.}
c. Sex and the City – The Caste System (1999) Allison Anders / FTV / Rating: 7+ {27 min.}
d. Sex and the City – Evolution (1999) Pam Thomas / FTV / Rating: 7 {27 min.}
e. Sex and the City – Le Douleus Exquise! (1999) Allison Anders / FTV / Rating: 8 {29 min.}
f. Ed and Pauline (2014) Natalija Vekic & Christian Bruno / FTV / Rating: 8 {19 min.}
g. Kitchen Sink (1989) Alison Maclean / Rating: 8+ {14 min.}
h.Masters of Russian Animation: Valentina & Zinaida Brumberg – A Portrait Against the Background of Their Time (2013) Irina Margotina / FTV / Rating: 7+ {26 min.}
i. Shrek in the Swamp: Karaoke Dance Party (2001) Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson / FTV / Rating: 8+ {3 min.}
j. How To Fix the World (2004) Jacqueline Goss / FTV / Rating: 7 {28 min.}
k. Club Oscar (2005) Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron, Rob Letterman / FTV / Rating: 4 {3 min.}
l. Peel (1986) Jane Campion / Rating: 8 {9 min.}
m. Passionless Moments (1983) Jane Campion, Gerard Lee / Rating: 9 {13 min.}
n. A Girl’s Own Story (1986) Jane Campion / Rating: 8+ {27 min.}
l. After Hours (1984) Jane Campion / FTV / Rating: 7 {26 min.}

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 1st, 2018, 2:20 am

26. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

Wife and her best friend rented this tonight when they were hanging out. It was reasonably fun and cute. I have seen the other two, and this was a nice continuation of the series, though it was nothing particularly special. There was decent singing and fun to it, but not a lot of substance. There were a few cool shots, like some of the overhead sequences and the stage scenes, but nothing to speak of. It was a fun watch if you happen to like the series.

And that'll be it for me - I don't have any other films lined up for this. Thanks for hosting, Allison! :cheers:
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)
23. Salesman (1969)
24. Atomic Homefront (2017)
25. Nowhere in Africa (2001)
26. Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) -

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Post by RBG » April 1st, 2018, 2:28 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 - benoît-lévy/epstein (1929)
6. az én XX. századom (my twentieth century, enyedi 1989)

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Post by allisoncm » April 1st, 2018, 5:23 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/
9. Megan Leavey - Gabriela Cowperthwaite - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/megan-leavey/
10. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY -https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/a ... -the-fdny/
11. Miss You Already - Catherine Hardwicke - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/miss-you-already/
12. Too Hot Not to Handle - Maryann DeLeo, Ellen Goosenberg Kent - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/t ... to-handle/
13. Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq - co-director: Ellen Goosenberg Kent 6/10
14. Journey Into Dyslexia (Susan Raymond) 6/10
15. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - Ellen Goosenberg Kent 6/10
16. Madame - Amanda Sthers - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/madame-2017/
17. Unforgettable - Denise Di Novi - https://letterboxd.com/allisoncm/film/u ... able-2017/ - Thanks to everyone who watched this for the challenge. It made me want to see it out.
18. She's Beautiful When She's Angry - Mary Dore -
19. Don't Blink – Robert Frank - Laura Israel - played on MUBI -
20. Outside In - Lynn Shelton - review to come on Letterboxd
21. A Case of You - Kat Coiro - might review later on Letterboxd

I'll update the final results tomorrow morning! In the meantime, enjoy working on the April challenges.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 1st, 2018, 5:38 am

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)
12. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (Ida Lupino, 1951)
13. Poema o more / Poem of the Sea (Yuliya Solntseva, 1958)
14. Zacharovannaya Desna / The Enchanted Desna (Yuliya Solntseva, 1964)
15. The Party (Sally Potter, 2017) (cinema)
16. The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953) (re-watch)
17. Povest plamennykh let / The Story of the Flaming Years (Yuliya Solntseva, 1961)
18. The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953) (re-watch)
19. Dance, Girl, Dance (Dorothy Arzner, 1940)
20. Voskhozhdenie / The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) (re-watch)
21. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972)

I expected good things from this - having loved the director's A New Leaf and Mikey and Nicky, but I was still unprepared for just how great and how audacious - Rosenbaum calls it "transgressive" which might be accurate - this film about a Jewish New York salesman (Charles Grodin in the best performance I've seen from him) who abandons his newlywed wife (played by the director's daughter Jeannie Berlin in a deservedly Oscar-nominated performance) to pursue the utterly WASPISH bikini babe (Cybill Shepherd) he sees on the beach in Florida, doing absolutely anything and showing an utter soullessness and pure narcissism in the process. This is in many ways similar material to that found in certain other Jewish comedy directors' works - Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis and Albert Brooks all come to mind - dealing with the sometimes-subtle but always repressed need on the part of some Jewish men to find their ways into the gentile world regardless of who they hurt - but Grodin's portrayal is a particular kind of monster that nonetheless comes off as almost totally original, the fast-talker who is so desperate to lie and shmooze his way through life that he's no longer even capable of understanding what he's doing or why. The ending sequence, mirroring the opening wedding, lets us know the direction he's likely to head in for the rest of his life - but he remains blithely uncomprehending. Absolute genius and one of the best comedies of the 70s, or maybe ever.

Thanks for hosting allison; wish I could have gotten to more but as it is I think this poll probably has my highest average rating for any I've competed in, and with only one film out of the 21 that I actually disliked.
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Post by Mate_cosido » April 1st, 2018, 5:55 am

25. Meek's Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)

26. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...: US Go Home (1994, Claire Denis)

27. Le roman de Renard - The Story of the Fox (1930, Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz)

28. Mädchen in Uniform (1931, Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich)

29. Celia (1989, Ann Turner)

30. Naomi Kawase's first documentaries [78'59"]

a. Ni tsutsumarete - Embracing (1992, Naomi Kawase) [39'40"]

b. Katatsumori (1994, Naomi Kawase) [39'19"]

31. Evdokiya (1961, Tatyana Lioznova)

32. Hi wa katabuki - Sun on the Horizon (1996, Naomi Kawase)

33. Tsuki wa noborinu - The Moon Has Risen (1955, Kinuyo Tanaka)
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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)

19. Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe - Three Poplars at Plyuschika (1968, Tatyana Lioznova)

20. Ren gui qing - Woman-Demon-Human (1987, Shuqin Huang)

21. The Illinois Parables (2016, Deborah Stratman)

22. Khake Sar Beh Mohr - The Sealed Soil (1977, Marva Nabili)

23. Estiu 1993 - Summer 1993 (2017, Carla Simón)

24. Johanna D'Arc of Mongolia (1989, Ulrike Ottinger)

25. Meek's Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)

26. Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge...: US Go Home (1994, Claire Denis)

27. Le roman de Renard - The Story of the Fox (1930, Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz)

28. Mädchen in Uniform (1931, Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich)

29. Celia (1989, Ann Turner)

30. Naomi Kawase's first documentaries [78'59"]

a. Ni tsutsumarete - Embracing (1992, Naomi Kawase) [39'40"]

b. Katatsumori (1994, Naomi Kawase) [39'19"]

31. Evdokiya (1961, Tatyana Lioznova)

32. Hi wa katabuki - Sun on the Horizon (1996, Naomi Kawase)

33. Tsuki wa noborinu - The Moon Has Risen (1955, Kinuyo Tanaka)
That'll be all, thanks for hosting allisoncm, great challenge.

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Post by sebby » April 1st, 2018, 6:47 am

[font=courier]45. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - Mira Nair - 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 (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)
43. Nic (1998) - Dorota Kedzierzawska - 6/10
44. Take Care of My Cat (2001) - Jae-eun Jeong - 5/10
45. Salaam Bombay! (1988) - Mira Nair - 7/10[/font]

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Post by hurluberlu » April 1st, 2018, 10:52 am

25. Sealed Soil / Khake Sar Beh Mohr (Marva Nabilii, 1977) 7+/10
The confinement and loneliness of a woman in traditional Iran rendered by skilfully framed, still shots.

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26. The Fourth Dimension (T. Minh-ha Trinh, 2001) 7-/10
A poetic journey through Japanese folklore and culture that sometimes looks a little too much like a tourist photobook.

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27. Angry Inuk (Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, 2016) 6+/10
A doc about Inuit people from Canada lobbying to lift bans for seals hunting and derived products: interesting view from a different cultural angle than usual, as well as for the difficulty to get minority voices heard by various governmental bodies including foreign.

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28. I Believe in Unicorns (Leah Meyerhoff, 2014) 7+/10
More my kind of Lady Bird, great use of light and cinematography with inventive dream-like sequences.

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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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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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13. For Fun / Zhao Le (Ning Ying, 1993) 7/10
A recently retired Beijinger tries to form a group of amateur opera singers but personal interests are on the way. Good cinematography although I didn't get whether there was any intended political commentary behind it or it was only meant to be a true-to-life documentary.

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14. K-19: The Widowmaker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2002) 7-/10
It is surprisingly bearing comparison with the 80s/90s submarine classics and the sequences of the reactor repair are quite tensed and suspenseful.

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15. On the Beat / Min jing gu shi (Ning Ying, 1995) 7-/10
Another nice naturalistic film by Ning Ying, this time about a local police station in Beijing, still lacks some kind of subtext for my taste.

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15. Romance (Catherine Breillat, 1999) 4/10
Could have been an interesting film without the mediocre dialogues, wooden acting and lazzy direction.

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16. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012) 7/10
Good doc' on fight for freedom of speech in China and Ai Weiwei activism in the year 2000s.

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17. The Hidden Half / Nimeh-ye penhan (Tahmineh Milani, 2001) 5+/10
Fair attempt to depict the fate of a young left-wing activist in modern Iran hindered by bland direction and script.

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18. My Twentieth Century / Az én XX. századom (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989) 6+/10
Nice and inventive B&W visuals, messy narrative that gradually pulled me off.

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19. Erotique (Lizzie Borden, Clara Law, Ana Maria Magalhães, Monika Treut,, 1994) 4/10
Four segments about sexuality shot by a different woman director: embarassing they had so little interesting to say and to show on screen.

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20. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 7-/10
There are only a few emotional and powerful scenes that elevate the film just above the usual American middle class coming of age high school rehash.

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21. The Skin / La Pelle (Liliana Cavani, 1981) 5+/10
Strange film, it seems the director wants to say a lot on the suffering from the Italian during WWI from various occupants but only manages to make an offbeat comedy that she tries to counter occasionally with gruesome violence.

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22. Raw / Grave (Julia Ducournau, 2017) 8+/10
Excellent ! Captivating as a horror thriller while telling a lot on young adults discovering sexuality and life out of the protection of the family circle. Also, great visuals and music.

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23. The Girl (Sande Zeig, 2000) 5-/10
A lesbian tulmutuous love story mixed up with a crime plot, rather well shot and directed but with a terribly bad written scipt.

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24. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman, 2016) 8-/10
Multifaceted, experimental doc about events and characters that marked the histoiry of Illinois, US: nicely crafted and well supported by a melancholic soundtrack.

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Post by funkybusiness » April 1st, 2018, 11:33 am

1. Seventeen Moments of Spring (part 1)
2. Seventeen Moments of Spring (part 2)
3. Zolushka (1947)

I'll get around to watching the rest of it over the next week or so. I got distracted by the Kholms films.
and I meant to watch Lucrecia Martel's films but I'll watch them in April for sure.


edit:

forgot one.
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