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Criterion + Masters of Cinema Challenge - Official; November 2018

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#241

Post by 72allinncallme » November 25th, 2018, 10:20 pm

46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
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1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]

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#242

Post by allisoncm » November 26th, 2018, 1:34 am

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1. Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory (2011) 7/10
2. First: The Official Film of the London 2012 Olympic Games (2012) 6/10
3. Bud Greenspan Presents: Torino 2006 (2007) Olympics 6/10
4. The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008 (2009) 6/10
5. Sydney 2000 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Gold from Down Under (2001) 6/10
6. Nagano '98 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Honor and Glory (1998) 6/10
7. Sylvie et le fantôme (1946) Eclipse/Claude Autant-Lara
8. Lettres d'amour (1942) Eclipse/Claude Autant-Lara
9. Eureka (1983) Masters of Cinema/Nicolas Roeg RIP, Roeg
10. Le mariage de Chiffon (1942) Eclipse/Claude Autant-Lara
I was underwhelmed by the 3 Autant-Lara films, unfortunately. But they were okay, of course.

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#243

Post by weirdboy » November 26th, 2018, 3:54 am

Masters of CriteriaShow
1. Variete - 1925 - Ewald Andre Dupont [Masters of Cinema #160] 6/10
2. Fanny - 1932 - Marc Allegret [Criterion #883] 7/10
3. Insiang - 1976 - Lino Brocka [Criterion #873] 8/10
4. La gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape) - 1974 - Maurice Pialat [Masters of Cinema #74] 6/10
5. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) - 1972 - Maurice Pialat [Masters of Cinema #73] 8/10
6. Police - 1985 - Maurice Pialat [Masers of Cinema #77] 6/10
7. Shan zhong zhuan qi (Legend of the Mountain) - 1979 - King Hu [Masters of Cinema #185] 6/10
8. Le pont du Nord - 1981 - Jacques Rivette [Masters of Cinema #62] 6/10
9. Europa - 1991 - Lars von Trier [Criterion #464] 7/10
10. Spartacus - 1960 - Stanley Kubrick [Criterion #105] [re-watch] 8/10
11. Primary - 1960 - Robert Drew [Criterion #808] 6/10
12. Till glädje (To Joy) - 1950 - Ingmar Bergman [Criterion Eclipse Series 1] 6/10
13. Kris (Crisis) - 1946 - Ingmar Bergman [Criterion Eclipse Series 1] 6/10
14. Herr Tartuffe (Tartuffe) - 1925 - F.W. Murnau [Masters of Cinema #4] 6/10
15. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru 子ずれ狼:子を貸し腕貸しつかまつる (Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance) - 1972 - Kenji Misumi [Criterion #841] 7/10

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Post by OldAle1 » November 26th, 2018, 4:17 pm

How very fucking pretentious, Masters of CriterionShow
1. Tôkyô boshoku / Tokyo Twilight (Yasujirô Ozu, 1957, Eclipse)
2. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948, Criterion) (re-watch)
3. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951, Criterion, MOC) (re-watch)
4. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997, Criterion)
5. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940, Criterion) (re-watch)
6. Fröken Julie / Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951, Criterion)

Pretty sure I read Strindberg's play in my second year of college - that would be '84-85 - as part of a year long "Modern Drama" course; might've read "A Dream Play" also. And we read lots of Ibsen of course, so most likely Ibsen and Strindberg were my introductions to the happy-go-lucky sunshiny world of Scandinavian drama, and culture as a whole. Later there was Bergman... anyway, I remembered very little of this after almost 35 years but the tension between a sort of nascent feminism and something like it's opposite, that I remembered, and it's all in evidence here with our title character appearing strong/weak, innocent/whore by turns - but her paramour and servant Jean seems to be the author's POV character most of the time, and this maybe is the strongest sign of where Strindberg's sympathies ultimately lie. I do think that overall the mixed messages of class and gender conflict work pretty well, and the two leads are fine, Ulf Palme especially, but at the end I'm still left wondering whether we're in the pre-modern or early modern era of Europe and particularly European fiction. Beautifully shot and composed - after this and Hets, my first two films from this director, I'm wondering whether he started out life as a designer or architect, or at least a student, his command of space, particularly interior space, is masterful. Powerful, if uneasy, stuff.

7. Hets / Torment (Alf Sjöberg, 1944, Eclipse)

Better known now for being Ingmar Bergman's first screenplay than for it's much less famous director, but I'll start by mentioning that this exemplifies the same careful delineation of space and beauty of design and shadowy photography (quite noir-ish in many respects) that we find in Fröken Julie, and for me it's the style and the acting that make this a fairly worthwhile experience more than the screenplay. Not that it's a bad story or anything, but it does seem to fall apart or at the least not find it's way to a particularly interesting or realistic ending - the moment of joy at the end of a dark and tortuous story just doesn't work for me. Before that point, we've seen "torment" in several guises and it's clear that the young Bergman wants to express something of the inner torment of his "villain", the Caligula of the story, a brutal Latin teacher who is also engaging in a sadistic relationship with a young woman, as much as the torment inflicted upon the girl and Caligula's students. Stig Järrel, only 34 when this was released but looking much older, is commanding as the ruthless teacher, Alf Kjellin as the student who falls in love, and Mai Zetterling as the girl in between, are less impressive though neither has as much to work with, particularly Zetterling - it's a long ways to Bergman's fame as a writer and director of women.

8. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru / The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960, Criterion)

Did Francis Ford Copolla have this film in mind when working out the first scene in The Godfather, I wonder; certainly this is one of the more memorable opening wedding scenes I've seen, and if we restrict it to wedding scenes in crime/gangster films, what besides the Copolla is it's competition? And it's a very solid film all the way through, though at 151 minutes it does strike me as a little too much of a good thing, given how simple that good thing really is - a fairly simple revenge story influenced significantly by "Hamlet". A great cast lead by a commanding performance from Toshirô Mifune as Nishi, the new son-in-law and secretary to Iwabuchi (Tatsuya Mihashi) and including Kyôko Kagawa, Takashi Shimura and Chishû Ryû, terrific b/w Tohoscope photography, and an overriding feeling of bleakness and nihilism provide for a pretty memorable experience, though I'm not entirely sure that the off-screen climax, narrated by a secondary character just before the end, entirely works even if it's redeemed by a great last scene. Still it's one of the darker and more cynical noirs from this era and something that Hollywood just couldn't have done in the production code era.

9. First Man Into Space (Robert Day, 1959, Criterion)

I'm sure I knew at one point the story of why Criterion released this film as part of a set of b sci-fi/horror films a few years ago, but I don't remember at this point. If anybody knows, let me in on it, I probably will be too lazy to find out for myself. This is a very generic and generally mediocre to poor man-into-space-brings-back-something-bad flick, with our hero returning from the first space flight (courtesy of a rocket-plane launched from air rather than a missile propelled from the ground) changed into something monstrous, and the ground crew which includes his brother/CO and girlfriend, trying to help him and/or stop him from doing lotsa killin' and such. Nothing here that the first Quatermass film several years earlier didn't do much, much better.

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Post by 72allinncallme » November 26th, 2018, 10:14 pm

52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]
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1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 27th, 2018, 4:06 am

I've written multiple papers in school about the Criterion probl…Show
1. Summer with Monika (1953)
2. Shadows in Paradise (1986) [eclipse]
3. In a Lonely Place (1950)
4. Don’t Look Back (1967)
"5-6: Shorts:
A Dancer's World (1957, 31m)
The Frozen North (1922, 17m)
Convict 13 (1920, 19m)
His Wedding Night (1917, 19m)
The Rough House (1917, 19m)
The Scarecrow (1920, 19m)"
7. The War Room (1993)
8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
"9. Shorts (60m):
Magellan: At the Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate I, 0 (1976, 4m)
The Birth of Magellan: Cadenza I (1977, 6m)
Cat's Cradle (1959, 6m)
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, 6m)
The Dante Quartet (1987, 6m)
The Wonder Ring (1959, 6m)
Desistfilm (1954, 7m)
La daphnie (1929, 8m)
The Dead (1960, 11m)"
10. Branded to Kill (1967)
11. Cries and Whispers (1972)
12. Hoop Dreams (1994)
"13. Shorts (62m):
Cristaux liquides (1978, 6m)
I… Dreaming (1988, 8m)
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924, 8m)
Le vampire (1945, 9m)
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970, 31m)"
14. A Brief History of Time (1991)
"15. Shorts (61m):
Appalachian Spring (1958, 32m)
Night Journey (1960, 29m)"
16. Le Samourai (1967)
17. A Poem is a Naked Person (1974)
18. Odd Man Out (1947)
19. Hot Pepper (1973)
20. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
21. Always for Pleaure (1978)
22. A Well Spent Life (1972)
23. Shorts (60m):
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, 10m)
Gloria! (1979, 10m)
The 'High Sign' (1921, 20m)
The Love Nest (1923, 20m)

A couple more Les Blank docs, which are fine and inoffensive, but start to run together after a while. Highlights of this lot are Shoot the Piano Player, which is my new favorite Truffaut, and High Sign, which I believe is my new favorite Keaton. I rarely laugh at slapstick humor of this sort, but was legit laughing out loud at that one.

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Post by cinephage » November 27th, 2018, 7:41 am

02. Edvard Munch, by Peter Watkins (1974) 9/10
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01. Kiru, by Kihachi Okamoto (1968) 8/10

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Post by jgwr » November 27th, 2018, 10:54 am

8. Black River (1957)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 27th, 2018, 12:54 pm

5. MoC#168 Anatahan (The Sage of Anatahan) (1953): 8.0 - There's lot to love here; Sternberg direction is superb, it looks marvelous and the acting is more than decent. Only the choice to completely tell this simple human story by voice-over dialogue didn't work for every part of the movie. Some scene might have been better just played out with subtitles.
catching up on the MoC and CC collectionShow
1. MoC#128 Three Days of the Condor (1975): 7.2
2. CC#384/MoC#11 Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari (Vengeance Is Mine) (1979): 8.0
3. CC#145 Horí, má panenko (The Firemen's Ball) (1967): 8.0
4. MoC#88 Wake in Fright (1971): 8.0

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Post by weirdboy » November 27th, 2018, 6:15 pm

Masters of CriteriaShow
1. Variete - 1925 - Ewald Andre Dupont [Masters of Cinema #160] 6/10
2. Fanny - 1932 - Marc Allegret [Criterion #883] 7/10
3. Insiang - 1976 - Lino Brocka [Criterion #873] 8/10
4. La gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape) - 1974 - Maurice Pialat [Masters of Cinema #74] 6/10
5. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (We Won't Grow Old Together) - 1972 - Maurice Pialat [Masters of Cinema #73] 8/10
6. Police - 1985 - Maurice Pialat [Masers of Cinema #77] 6/10
7. Shan zhong zhuan qi (Legend of the Mountain) - 1979 - King Hu [Masters of Cinema #185] 6/10
8. Le pont du Nord - 1981 - Jacques Rivette [Masters of Cinema #62] 6/10
9. Europa - 1991 - Lars von Trier [Criterion #464] 7/10
10. Spartacus - 1960 - Stanley Kubrick [Criterion #105] [re-watch] 8/10
11. Primary - 1960 - Robert Drew [Criterion #808] 6/10
12. Till glädje (To Joy) - 1950 - Ingmar Bergman [Criterion Eclipse Series 1] 6/10
13. Kris (Crisis) - 1946 - Ingmar Bergman [Criterion Eclipse Series 1] 6/10
14. Herr Tartuffe (Tartuffe) - 1925 - F.W. Murnau [Masters of Cinema #4] 6/10
15. Kozure Ôkami: Ko wo kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru 子ずれ狼:子を貸し腕貸しつかまつる (Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance) - 1972 - Kenji Misumi [Criterion #841] 7/10
16. Kozure Ôkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma 子ずれ狼:三途の川の乳母車 (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx) - 1972 - Kenji Misumi 8/10
17. Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma 子ずれ狼:死に風に向う乳母車 (Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades) - 1972 - Kenji Misumi 6/10

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Post by Knaldskalle » November 27th, 2018, 8:30 pm

6. La Collectionneuse (Rohmer, 1967). Enjoyable as always, as long as you're willing to accept the unlikeable "protagonists" in the Moral Tales.
7. M. Hulot's Holiday (Tati, 1953). Introducing my kids to M. Hulot was a good idea. They really liked it and watched it twice in a row. REWATCH
8. Kameradschaft (Pabst, 1931). I liked this one quite a bit more than Westfront 1918.
9. Solo con tu pareja (Cuaron, 1991). Not bad for a debut, but Cuaron managed to do better later on.

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1. New Tale of Zatoichi (Tokuzo Tanaka, 1963)
2. Redes (Muriel & Zinneman, 1936)
3. Chikamatsu Monogatari (aka. Crucified Lovers aka. A Story from Chikamatsu) (Mizoguchi, 1954)
4. Dishonored (von Sternberg, 1931).
5. Westfront 1918 (Pabst, 1930).
6. La Collectionneuse (Rohmer, 1967)
7. M. Hulot's Holiday (Tati, 1953)
8. Kameradschaft (Pabst, 1931)
9. Solo con tu pareja (Cuaron, 1991)
Personal film goals for 2019.
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Post by 72allinncallme » November 27th, 2018, 10:18 pm

55. Carmen (1983) [Eclipse]
56. Kanzashi (1941) [Eclipse]
57. Minato no nihonmusume (1933) [Eclipse]
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1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]
55. Carmen (1983) [Eclipse]
56. Kanzashi (1941) [Eclipse]
57. Minato no nihonmusume (1933) [Eclipse]

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 28th, 2018, 12:16 am

26. Mr. Arkadin (1955 / Orson Welles) FTV 4/10
27. Trollflojten (1975 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 8+/10
28-33. Scener ur ett aktenskap, aka: Scenes From a Marriage (1973 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) FTV 8+/10 {6 episodes / 283 minutes}
34-37. Fanny och Alexander (1983 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 10/10 {4 episodes / 312 minutes}

CRITERION backwards begins with NOIRShow
1.They Live By Night (1948 / Nicholas Ray) 10/10
2. The Asphalt Jungle (1950 / John Huston) 10/10
3. Kiss Me Deadly (1955 / Robert Aldrich) 9+/10
4. In a Lonely Place (1950 / Nicholas Ray) 9/10
5. Haxan (1922 / Benjamin Christensen / Sweden, Denmark) 8+/10
6.Ministry of Fear (1944 / Fritz Lang) 9+/10
7. Nora inu, aka: Stray Dog (1949 / Akira Kurosawa) 9/10
8. The Killing (1956 / Stanley Kubrick) 10/10
9. Killer’s Kiss (1955 / Stanley Kubrick) 7+/10
10. Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (1958 / Louis Malle) 10/10
11. The Fallen Idol (1948 / Carol Reed) 10/10
12. The Third Man (1949 / Carol Reed) 9+/10
13. Hamnstad, aka: Port of Call (1948 / Ingmar Bergman) FTV 7+/10
14. Sommerlak, aka: Summer Interlude (1951 / Ingmar Bergman) FTV 8/10
15. Sommarnattens leende, aka: Port of Call (1955 / Ingmar Bergman) FTV 10/10
16. Det sjunde inseglet, aka: The Seventh Seal (1957 / Ingmar Bergman) 10/10
17. Smultronstallet, aka: Wild Strawberries (1957 / Ingmar Bergman) 10/10
18. Ansiktet, aka: The Magician (1958 / Ingmar Bergman) 9/10
19. Jungfrukallal, aka: The Virgin Spring (1960 / Ingmar Bergman) 10/10
20. Sasom i en spegel, aka: Through a Glass Darkly (1961 / Ingmar Bergman) FTV 8/10
21. Total Balalaika Show (1994 / Aki Kaurismaki / Finland) 8+/10
22. Nattvardsgasterna, aka: Winter Light (1963 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 9+/10
23. Tystnaden, aka: The Silence (1963 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) FTV 8+/10
24. Persona (1966 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 8+/10
25. Viskningar och rop, aka: Cries & Whispers (1972 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 9+/10

26. Mr. Arkadin (1955 / Orson Welles) FTV 4/10
27. Trollflojten (1975 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 8+/10
28-33. Scener ur ett aktenskap, aka: Scenes From a Marriage (1973 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) FTV 8+/10 {6 episodes / 283 minutes}
34-37. Fanny och Alexander (1983 / Ingmar Bergman / Sweden) 10/10 {4 episodes / 312 minutes}




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Post by flavo5000 » November 28th, 2018, 4:02 am

10. Gomorra (2008) Criterion
11. Les cousins (1959) Criterion & MoC
12. Revanche (2008) Criterion
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1. Police (1985) MoC
2. The Breaking Point (1950) Criterion
3. Hijôsen no onna (1933) Eclipse
4. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) Criterion
5. Le beau Serge (1958) Criterion & MoC
6. The Small Back Room (1949) Criterion
7. Yajû no seishun (1963) Criterion & MoC
8. Mikey and Nicky (1976) Criterion
9. No Way Out (1950) MoC
10. Gomorra (2008) Criterion
11. Les cousins (1959) Criterion & MoC
12. Revanche (2008) Criterion

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Post by connordenney » November 28th, 2018, 9:18 am

1. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)
2. L'Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
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1. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)
2. L'Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)

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Post by sol » November 28th, 2018, 3:27 pm

Masters of CriterionShow
1a. The Boat (1921) 27mins
1b. Convict 13 (1920) 19mins
1c. The Cook (1918) 21mins
2a. Moonshine (1918) 23mins
2b. Coney Island (1917) 25mins
2c. The Hayseed (1919) 24mins
3a. Day Dreams (1922) 22mins
3b. Back Stage (1919) 21mins
3c. The Garage (1920) 22mins
4c. Play House (1921) 23mins
4b. The Goat (1921) 23mins
4c. Hard Luck (1921) 22mins
5a. La Chambre (1975) 10mins
5b. My Wife's Relations (1922) 24min
5c. Flunky, Work Hard! (1931) 28min
6. Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (1955)
7a. Good Night, Nurse! (1918) 20m
7b. The Electric House (1922) 23m
7c. The Balloonatic (1923) 24mins
8a. The Blacksmith (1922) 19mins
8b. The 'High Sign' (1921) 21mins
8c. The Love Nest (1923) 20mins
9. A Master Builder (2013)
10. Insomnia (1997)
11. Naked (1993)
12. Torment (1944)
13. The Uninvited (1944)
14. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
15. The Bank Dick (1940)
16. Clean, Shaven (1993)
17. Brute Force (1947)
18. Homicide (1991)
19. The Element of Crime (1984)
20. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
21. No Way Out (1950)

22. All Night Long (1962)

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An updating of Shakespeare's Othello. Set in the '60s London jazz scene, the film adds in technology well as he docters an audiorecording of the two supposed lovers. The film also benefits from moody skies and the sumptuous black and white photography is gorgeous. With the Othello character relegated down to a mere supporting player here, the film never quite reaches the emotional powerhouse of Shakespeare's original tale. This is nevertheless a thoroughly encapsulating take on the classic story with strong performances all round.
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Post by 72allinncallme » November 28th, 2018, 10:07 pm

58. Kaette kita yopparai (1968) [Eclipse]
59. Dollar (1938) [Eclipse]
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1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]
55. Carmen (1983) [Eclipse]
56. Kanzashi (1941) [Eclipse]
57. Minato no nihonmusume (1933) [Eclipse]
58. Kaette kita yopparai (1968) [Eclipse]
59. Dollar (1938) [Eclipse]

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Post by zuma » November 28th, 2018, 10:25 pm

MoC/CShow

01 - The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008 (Jun Gu, 2009) 5/10
02 - Dollar (Gustaf Molander, 1938) 5/10
03 - The Age of the Medici: L'esilio di Cosimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 6/10
04 - Graduate First/Passe ton bac d'abord... (Maurice Pialat, 1978) 8/10
05 - In the Mood for Love/Faa yeung nin wa (Kar-wai Wong, 2000) 9/10
06 - Intermezzo (Gustaf Molander, 1936) 5/10
07 - White Vertigo/Vertigine bianca (Giorgio Ferroni, 1957) 4/10
08 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Jochen und Marion (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
09 - Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975) 6/10
10 - Finances of the Grand Duke/Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (F.W. Murnau, 1924) 6/10
11 - Bud Greenspan Presents: Torino 2006 Olympics (Bud Greenspan, 2007) 4/10
12 - Le rapport Karski (Claude Lanzmann, 2010) 6/10
13 - David Golder (Julien Duvivier, 1931) 8/10
14 - Sweet Bean/An (Naomi Kawase, 2015) 6/10
15 - Cute Girl/Jiu shi liu liu de ta (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1980) 4/10
16 - Walpurgis Night/Valborgsmässoafton (Gustaf Edgren, 1935) 2/10
17 - Dragnet Girl/Hijôsen no onna (Yasujirô Ozu, 1933) 7/10
18 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Oma und Gregor (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 5/10
19 - A Woman's Face/En kvinnas ansikte (Gustaf Molander, 1938) 6/10
20 - Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2005) 5/10
21 - The Count of the Old Monk's Bridge (Edvin Adolphson & Sigurd Wallén, 1935) 6/10
22 - Gandahar (René Laloux, 1988) 5/10
23 - A Man Vanishes/Ningen jôhatsu (Shôhei Imamura, 1967) 7/10
24 - June Night/Juninatten (Per Lindberg, 1940) 6/10
25 - Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg, 1931) 5/10
26 - Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2003) 5/10
27 - The Age of the Medici: Il potere di Cosimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 7/10
28 - Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1994) 5/10
29 - Ro.Go.Pa.G./Let's Have a Brainwash (Four Directors, 1963) 5/10
30 - Sumurun/One Arabian Night (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) 5/10
31 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Harald und Monika (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 6/10
32 - 13 Days in France/13 jours en France (Claude Lelouch,1968) 6/10
33 - The Gang's All Here (Busby Berkeley, 1943) 6/10
34 - The Offence (Sidney Lumet, 1973) 8/10
35 - Port of Flowers/Hana saku minato (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1943) 5/10
36 - Snows of Grenoble/Les neiges de Grenoble (Jacques Ertaud, 1968) 6/10
37 - The Idiot/Hakuchi (Akira Kurosawa, 1951) 6/10
38 - The Mouth AgapeLa gueule ouverte (Maurice Pialat, 1974) 8/10
39 - The Green, Green Grass of Home/Zai na he pan qing cao qing (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1982) 5/10
40 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Franz und Ernst (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
41 - Wooden Crosses/Les croix de bois (Raymond Bernard, 1932) 8/10
42 - De VI olympiske vinterleker Oslo 1952 (Tancred Ibsen, 1952) 4/10
43 - Lights of Night/Nishi Ginza ekimae (Shôhei Imamura, 1958) 8/10
44 - The Age of the Medici: Leon Battista Alberti: l'Umanesimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 6/10
45 - Atlanta's Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1997) 4/10
46 - The Olympic Games of 1948/XIV Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Castleton Knight, 1948) 4/10
47 - Shame/Skammen (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) 8/10
48 - Un vivant qui passe (Claude Lanzmann, 1999) 7/10
49 - De olympische spelen (Wilhelm Prager, 1928) 4/10
50 - Marathon (Carlos Saura, 1993) 6/10
51 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Irmgard und Rolf (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
52 - Creepy/Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016) 3/10
53 - Head Against the Wall/La tête contre les murs (Georges Franju, 1959) 7/10
54 - 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1986) 5/10
55 - A Raisin in the Sun (Daniel Petrie, 1961) 7/10
56 - The Holy Mountain/Der heilige Berg (Arnold Fanck, 1926) 5/10
57 - Life of Riley/Aimer, boire et chanter (Alain Resnais, 2014) 7/10
58 - Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) 7/10
59 - Under Satan's Sun/Sous le soleil de Satan (Maurice Pialat, 1987) 6/10
60 - Anne Boleyn (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) 7/10
61 - Wild Strawberries/Smultronstället (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) [Rewatch] 7/10 - 7/10
62 - The Grand Olympics/La grande olimpiade (Romolo Marcellini, 1961) 4/10
63 - Le grand jeu (Jacques Feyder, 1934) 8/10
64 - Hard Times (Walter Hill, 1975) 6/10
65 - Shadowman/Nuits rouges (Georges Franju, 1974) 6/10
66 - The Mourning Forest/Mogari no mori (Naomi Kawase, 2007) 9/10
67 - Saporro Winter Olympic Games/Sapporo Orinpikku (Masahiro Shinoda, 1972) 5/10
68 - Visions of Eight (1973) 6/10
69 - The Prisoner of Shark Island (John Ford, 1936) 4/10
70 - Too Late Blues (John Cassavetes, 1961) 7/10
71 - The Truth/La vérité (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1960) 3/10
72 - The Heart/Kokoro (Kon Ichikawa, 1955) 8/10
73 - The Clowns/I clowns (Federico Fellini, 1970) 6/10
74 - Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (Claude Lanzmann, 2001) 7/10
75 - Eureka (Nicolas Roeg, 1983) 6/10
76 - Fixed Bayonets! (Samuel Fuller, 1951) 6/10

77 - That Cold Day in the Park (Robert Altman, 1969) 8/10

78 - Conversation Piece/Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (Luchino Visconti, 1974) 8/10

79 - Everybody's Woman/La signora di tutti (Max Ophüls, 1934) 7/10

80 - The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse/Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang, 1960)

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Post by sol » November 29th, 2018, 3:48 pm

Masters of CriterionShow
1a. The Boat (1921) 27mins
1b. Convict 13 (1920) 19mins
1c. The Cook (1918) 21mins
2a. Moonshine (1918) 23mins
2b. Coney Island (1917) 25mins
2c. The Hayseed (1919) 24mins
3a. Day Dreams (1922) 22mins
3b. Back Stage (1919) 21mins
3c. The Garage (1920) 22mins
4c. Play House (1921) 23mins
4b. The Goat (1921) 23mins
4c. Hard Luck (1921) 22mins
5a. La Chambre (1975) 10mins
5b. My Wife's Relations (1922) 24min
5c. Flunky, Work Hard! (1931) 28min
6. Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (1955)
7a. Good Night, Nurse! (1918) 20m
7b. The Electric House (1922) 23m
7c. The Balloonatic (1923) 24mins
8a. The Blacksmith (1922) 19mins
8b. The 'High Sign' (1921) 21mins
8c. The Love Nest (1923) 20mins
9. A Master Builder (2013)
10. Insomnia (1997)
11. Naked (1993)
12. Torment (1944)
13. The Uninvited (1944)
14. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
15. The Bank Dick (1940)
16. Clean, Shaven (1993)
17. Brute Force (1947)
18. Homicide (1991)
19. The Element of Crime (1984)
20. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
21. No Way Out (1950)
22. All Night Long (1962)

23. Listen Up Philip (2014)

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This film benefits from a terrific turn by Jonathan Pryce as an older author who delights in having an eager protégé in Jason Schwartzman. The structure of the movie is intriguing too, narrated omnisciently in very descriptive language. Unfortunately, amidst all this, the egocentric title character is nearly impossible to warm to, and the deliberately unsteady camerawork with unfocused zooms and intrusive close-ups does not make the narrative any easier to digest. The random 'chapters' that focus on the supporting characters also only highlight just how dull he is.
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Post by OldAle1 » November 29th, 2018, 4:22 pm

How very fucking pretentious, Masters of CriterionShow
1. Tôkyô boshoku / Tokyo Twilight (Yasujirô Ozu, 1957, Eclipse)
2. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948, Criterion) (re-watch)
3. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951, Criterion, MOC) (re-watch)
4. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997, Criterion)
5. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940, Criterion) (re-watch)
6. Fröken Julie / Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951, Criterion)
7. Hets / Torment (Alf Sjöberg, 1944, Eclipse)
8. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru / The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960, Criterion)
9. First Man Into Space (Robert Day, 1959, Criterion)
10. Arbuckle/Keaton shorts 25+26+26=77 minutes (all MOC)

a. Out West (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1918)
b. Back Stage (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919)
c. Good Night, Nurse! (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919)

All three of these are fun but ultimately second or even third-tier works by these masters. I haven't become a huge Arbuckle fan yet, but I do warm to him a little more with each film, and I continue to be astonished at how acrobatic such a big man could be. The funniest here is Out West probably, but it's racial stereotyping is a little tough to ignore. One interesting element is that Keaton is a leader or boss of shorts in the first and third films, rather unusual - a sheriff/bar owner in the first and a mad doctor in the third - in the second he and Arbuckle are essentially equals, members of a theater company/handymen/etc. All three are pretty knockabout and unsubtle, no surprises there.

11. Calamari Union (Aki Kaurismäki, 1985, Eclipse)

I haven't seen anything from the director for several years, and have watched the few I've seen at sporadic intervals, so I'm always a little surprised when I see one for the first time - there really isn't anybody else quite like him and the particular kind of low-key nihilistic humor at work is always fun to see - though I have to admit it would be hard for me to watch a bunch of films in a row. This early film starts out reminding me of The Warriors - a gang, sort of, is going to try to go from one end of the city to the other through many obstacles. But they're looking for a better life, they aren't exactly gang members in the American mode, the city is Helskini ("the hilliest city in the world" according to one) and the mode is Kaurismäki absurdity: all of the men are named Frank, all wear sunglasses nearly all the time and subsist mostly on cigarettes and whisky, and the soundtrack is 50s-60s American rock and roll, and nothing much really happens except for random acts of violence and other inexplicable sequences. I don't know what to make of it after one viewing but I kind of loved it.

12. Le doulos / The Finger Man (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1963, Criterion)

And here's a film which also has an inevitable, and even somewhat predictable last scene, but where that inevitability works because of the relationships that have been developed between our two main criminal protagonists - police informer Silien (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and thief/murderer Maurice (Serge Reggiani); we can feel enough for their friendship, and for the (mostly unspoken) history between them care at least a little bit about what happens - and we've seen how bad they both are, and how much they deserve what's coming to them. An excellent, really dynamic opening robbery/murder, one thief killing another and taking the loot, sets the stage for an elaborate series of double-crosses and double-dealings, and many bodies pile up - and until near that finish, we are never quite clear whose side Silien is in fact on; and I'm not 100% even now that his story is the true one; it's a really excellent example of the unreliable narrator, and the Rashomon-like multiple versions of truth. As is often the case in Melville the role of women is problematic - VERY problematic here - but at the same time we are never in doubt that these are really bad guys, so I'd be a little bit hesitant to call the film itself misogynistic, even if it does seem to suggest that honor among thieves is more important than anything else - including treating women like something more than tools. But it's a discussion worth having for sure and it's certainly one reason why I often find Melville troubling. All in all though, pretty terrific and for me pretty close to the best of the director's noir work. I suspect this was a particularly heavy influence on John Woo.

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Post by blueboybob » November 29th, 2018, 9:32 pm

1. Hobson's Choice (1954) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047094
2. What Did the Lady Forget? (1937) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029557

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Post by 72allinncallme » November 29th, 2018, 10:50 pm

60. Valborgsmässoafton (1935) [Eclipse]
61. Elephant Boy (1937) [Eclipse]
62. Putney Swope (1969) [Eclipse]
63. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945) [Eclipse]
64. Sono yo no tsuma (1930) [Eclipse]
SpoilerShow
1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]
55. Carmen (1983) [Eclipse]
56. Kanzashi (1941) [Eclipse]
57. Minato no nihonmusume (1933) [Eclipse]
58. Kaette kita yopparai (1968) [Eclipse]
59. Dollar (1938) [Eclipse]
60. Valborgsmässoafton (1935) [Eclipse]
61. Elephant Boy (1937) [Eclipse]
62. Putney Swope (1969) [Eclipse]
63. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945) [Eclipse]
64. Sono yo no tsuma (1930) [Eclipse]

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Post by nimimerkillinen » November 30th, 2018, 7:10 am

1. Toivon tuolla puolen
2. Un conte de Noël
3. Sommarlek
4. Ansiktet
5. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult
6. Hopscotch
7. Kultaa ja kunniaa
8. Maailmat kohtaavat - XV Olympiakisat
9. Babettes Feast
10. La vie de boheme
11. Kris
12. Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
13. Leningrad Cowboys Goes to America
14. City Girl
15. Birdman of Alcatraz
16. Listen Up Philip

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Post by sebby » November 30th, 2018, 8:11 am

06 the man who knew too much 1934 - 5/10
07 dheepan 2015 - 6/10

come you masters of cinema (and criterion, you too) / Goal: 07/15Show
03 the breaking point 1950 - 7/10
04 graduation 2016 - 4/10
05 a room with a view 1985 - 8/10
06 the man who knew too much 1934 - 5/10
07 dheepan 2015 - 6/10

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Post by albajos » November 30th, 2018, 10:57 am

08. CC #900 Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994) USA 1 official list 23 checks
I saw this back in 1994, but rewatching it now I see how bad this is. A completely unengaging voice over which probably would fit a cold case documentary better.
Interviewing only winners, so the results are spoilt even before we see the event.
And the focus on numbers and results make this extremely dated very fast.

Well, that's all for me. No Brazil this time, my Nordic watchlist was simply too long. Thanks for hosting sol!

Criteria for CriterionShow
ABC
07. Fröken Julie (1951)
01. If... (1968)
08. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994)
05. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)
06. Something Wild (1986)
03. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986)
04. La vie d'Adèle (2013)
02. Vredens dag (1943)

Year
02. Vredens dag (1943)
07. Fröken Julie (1951)
01. If... (1968)
06. Something Wild (1986)
03. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986)
08. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994)
05. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)
04. La vie d'Adèle (2013)

Spine
CC
125. Vredens dag (1943)
391. If... (1968)
416. Fröken Julie (1951)
520. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008)
563. Something Wild (1986)
695. La vie d'Adèle (2013)
900. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994)
CE
S12. 03. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986)
MOC
084. If... (1968)

Off. lists
01. If... (1968) 19
02. Vredens dag (1943) 14
07. Fröken Julie (1951) 8
04. La vie d'Adèle (2013) 8
03. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) 4
05. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008) 3
06. Something Wild (1986) 3
08. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994) 1

Checks
04. La vie d'Adèle (2013) 9 223
01. If... (1968) 5 054
02. Vredens dag (1943) 1 892
06. Something Wild (1986) 1 737
07. Fröken Julie (1951) 1 413
03. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) 764
05. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (2008) 678
08. Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (1994) 23
My collectionShow
CC
010. Walkabout (1971)
012. This is Spinal Tap (1984)
023. Robocop (1987)
029. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
047. Insomnia (1997)
051. Brazil (1985)
061. Life of Brian (1979)
075. Chasing Amy (1997)
137. Notorious (1946)
179. Box Set; 180 & 181
180. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967)
181. Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått (1968)
265. Short Cuts (1993)
563. Something Wild (1986)
644. Pina (2011)

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Post by OldAle1 » November 30th, 2018, 1:47 pm

How very fucking pretentious, Masters of CriterionShow
1. Tôkyô boshoku / Tokyo Twilight (Yasujirô Ozu, 1957, Eclipse)
2. The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948, Criterion) (re-watch)
3. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951, Criterion, MOC) (re-watch)
4. Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997, Criterion)
5. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940, Criterion) (re-watch)
6. Fröken Julie / Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951, Criterion)
7. Hets / Torment (Alf Sjöberg, 1944, Eclipse)
8. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru / The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960, Criterion)
9. First Man Into Space (Robert Day, 1959, Criterion)

10. Arbuckle/Keaton shorts 25+26+26=77 minutes (all MOC)
a. Out West (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1918)
b. Back Stage (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919)
c. Good Night, Nurse! (Roscoe Arbuckle, 1919)

11. Calamari Union (Aki Kaurismäki, 1985, Eclipse)
12. Le doulos / The Finger Man (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1963, Criterion)
13. The Killers (Don Siegel, 1964, Criterion) (re-watch)

I re-watched the 1946 version a year or two ago, intending to do a double-feature night, but for some reason didn't do so. So now this one, again, when my distinct memory of the '46 has cooled a little bit, unfortunately. That one is quite solid though for me not top tier, and this film remains also a solid entertainment but on just a slightly lower level. If noir is primarily a distinct visual style - as certainly many critics argue - this color, brightly lit, rather flat-looking example definitely wouldn't cut it. But if we expand our definitions a little bit, if we find noir in a conjunction of style, genre, character, plot, and mood, then this qualifies as well as the original, or as most color examples in this decade, especially in the even more nihilistic, pessimistic and as Stuart Kaminsky points out in one of the supplements to the Criterion disk, pathetic ending. Perhaps because the original film's investigator is a journalist not personally connected with the events that are retold, our doom-laden story gets a little bit of light and even humor in it's ending in 1946; here it's Lee Marvin, who with Clu Gulagher kills John Cassavetes in the very first scene, who is our primary protagonist, so we know things aren't going to end well for anyone involved. Well, except the girl (Angie Dickinson), maybe the girl, right? Ah but she's a femme fatale among femmes and though Dickinson's performance is pretty one-note (this seems to be a fault of the writing just as much though; I remember Ava Gardner's role in the original being a little more nuanced), we soon come to know that we shouldn't be rooting for her either. She's probably the weakest link in an otherwise strong cast that includes Ronald Reagan in one of his best roles, his last before retiring to try to destroy California and then the whole USA; given that he's a crook-turned-businessman with a soul of money, it's an appropriate send-off.

That's all for me, won't be around for the next day at least, thanks sol!

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Post by zuma » November 30th, 2018, 2:18 pm

MoC/CShow

01 - The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008 (Jun Gu, 2009) 5/10
02 - Dollar (Gustaf Molander, 1938) 5/10
03 - The Age of the Medici: L'esilio di Cosimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 6/10
04 - Graduate First/Passe ton bac d'abord... (Maurice Pialat, 1978) 8/10
05 - In the Mood for Love/Faa yeung nin wa (Kar-wai Wong, 2000) 9/10
06 - Intermezzo (Gustaf Molander, 1936) 5/10
07 - White Vertigo/Vertigine bianca (Giorgio Ferroni, 1957) 4/10
08 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Jochen und Marion (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
09 - Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975) 6/10
10 - Finances of the Grand Duke/Die Finanzen des Großherzogs (F.W. Murnau, 1924) 6/10
11 - Bud Greenspan Presents: Torino 2006 Olympics (Bud Greenspan, 2007) 4/10
12 - Le rapport Karski (Claude Lanzmann, 2010) 6/10
13 - David Golder (Julien Duvivier, 1931) 8/10
14 - Sweet Bean/An (Naomi Kawase, 2015) 6/10
15 - Cute Girl/Jiu shi liu liu de ta (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1980) 4/10
16 - Walpurgis Night/Valborgsmässoafton (Gustaf Edgren, 1935) 2/10
17 - Dragnet Girl/Hijôsen no onna (Yasujirô Ozu, 1933) 7/10
18 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Oma und Gregor (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 5/10
19 - A Woman's Face/En kvinnas ansikte (Gustaf Molander, 1938) 6/10
20 - Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2005) 5/10
21 - The Count of the Old Monk's Bridge (Edvin Adolphson & Sigurd Wallén, 1935) 6/10
22 - Gandahar (René Laloux, 1988) 5/10
23 - A Man Vanishes/Ningen jôhatsu (Shôhei Imamura, 1967) 7/10
24 - June Night/Juninatten (Per Lindberg, 1940) 6/10
25 - Dishonored (Josef von Sternberg, 1931) 5/10
26 - Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2003) 5/10
27 - The Age of the Medici: Il potere di Cosimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 7/10
28 - Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1994) 5/10
29 - Ro.Go.Pa.G./Let's Have a Brainwash (Four Directors, 1963) 5/10
30 - Sumurun/One Arabian Night (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) 5/10
31 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Harald und Monika (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 6/10
32 - 13 Days in France/13 jours en France (Claude Lelouch,1968) 6/10
33 - The Gang's All Here (Busby Berkeley, 1943) 6/10
34 - The Offence (Sidney Lumet, 1973) 8/10
35 - Port of Flowers/Hana saku minato (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1943) 5/10
36 - Snows of Grenoble/Les neiges de Grenoble (Jacques Ertaud, 1968) 6/10
37 - The Idiot/Hakuchi (Akira Kurosawa, 1951) 6/10
38 - The Mouth AgapeLa gueule ouverte (Maurice Pialat, 1974) 8/10
39 - The Green, Green Grass of Home/Zai na he pan qing cao qing (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 1982) 5/10
40 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Franz und Ernst (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
41 - Wooden Crosses/Les croix de bois (Raymond Bernard, 1932) 8/10
42 - De VI olympiske vinterleker Oslo 1952 (Tancred Ibsen, 1952) 4/10
43 - Lights of Night/Nishi Ginza ekimae (Shôhei Imamura, 1958) 8/10
44 - The Age of the Medici: Leon Battista Alberti: l'Umanesimo (Roberto Rossellini, 1972) 6/10
45 - Atlanta's Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1997) 4/10
46 - The Olympic Games of 1948/XIV Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Castleton Knight, 1948) 4/10
47 - Shame/Skammen (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) 8/10
48 - Un vivant qui passe (Claude Lanzmann, 1999) 7/10
49 - De olympische spelen (Wilhelm Prager, 1928) 4/10
50 - Marathon (Carlos Saura, 1993) 6/10
51 - Eight Hours Don't Make a Day: Irmgard und Rolf (R. W. Fassbinder, 1972) 7/10
52 - Creepy/Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016) 3/10
53 - Head Against the Wall/La tête contre les murs (Georges Franju, 1959) 7/10
54 - 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1986) 5/10
55 - A Raisin in the Sun (Daniel Petrie, 1961) 7/10
56 - The Holy Mountain/Der heilige Berg (Arnold Fanck, 1926) 5/10
57 - Life of Riley/Aimer, boire et chanter (Alain Resnais, 2014) 7/10
58 - Panique (Julien Duvivier, 1946) 7/10
59 - Under Satan's Sun/Sous le soleil de Satan (Maurice Pialat, 1987) 6/10
60 - Anne Boleyn (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920) 7/10
61 - Wild Strawberries/Smultronstället (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) [Rewatch] 7/10 - 7/10
62 - The Grand Olympics/La grande olimpiade (Romolo Marcellini, 1961) 4/10
63 - Le grand jeu (Jacques Feyder, 1934) 8/10
64 - Hard Times (Walter Hill, 1975) 6/10
65 - Shadowman/Nuits rouges (Georges Franju, 1974) 6/10
66 - The Mourning Forest/Mogari no mori (Naomi Kawase, 2007) 9/10
67 - Saporro Winter Olympic Games/Sapporo Orinpikku (Masahiro Shinoda, 1972) 5/10
68 - Visions of Eight (1973) 6/10
69 - The Prisoner of Shark Island (John Ford, 1936) 4/10
70 - Too Late Blues (John Cassavetes, 1961) 7/10
71 - The Truth/La vérité (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1960) 3/10
72 - The Heart/Kokoro (Kon Ichikawa, 1955) 8/10
73 - The Clowns/I clowns (Federico Fellini, 1970) 6/10
74 - Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m. (Claude Lanzmann, 2001) 7/10
75 - Eureka (Nicolas Roeg, 1983) 6/10
76 - Fixed Bayonets! (Samuel Fuller, 1951) 6/10
77 - That Cold Day in the Park (Robert Altman, 1969) 8/10
78 - Conversation Piece/Gruppo di famiglia in un interno (Luchino Visconti, 1974) 8/10
79 - Everybody's Woman/La signora di tutti (Max Ophüls, 1934) 7/10
80 - The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse/Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang, 1960) 6/10

81 - Alone on the Pacific/Taiheiyô hitoribocchi (Kon Ichikawa, 1963) 5/10

82 - Police (Maurice Pialat, 1985) 8/10

83 - The Last of the Unjust/Le dernier des injustes (Claude Lanzmann, 2013) 7/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » November 30th, 2018, 4:20 pm

6. MoC#85 Too Late Blues (1961): 8.5 - For his second feature Cassavetes made a movie for Paramount studios. This shows in that the movie has a bit more slicked and neat look and the choice in the leads. It therefor misses the more raw and improvised energy of his debut Shadow or later work as Faces. Still Cassavetes' hallmarks are to be found in this. The movie feels spontaneous and free with characters mostly just hanging around. Unfortunately the movie does lose some steam in the last bit
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(after Ghost goes working for the countess)
. The movie itself is an interesting character study of a stubborn jazz musician, who falls in love with a girl with tremendous low self-esteem.
Both Bobby Darin and Stella Stevens were studio choices, but they do an excellent job. Portraying their characters with the necessary pride and hurt to make them work Cassavates directing is helped extra by the wonderfull cinematography of Lionel Lindon. . Of course for a film about jazz musicians it has a groovy mellow jazz soundtrack by David Raksin. Thematically it's very interesting that Cassavetes for his firstproject for a big studio made a movie that's (partly) about a musician that has to choice between his artistic freedom or "selling out". It's a movie that anyone interested in the career of Cassavetes should seek out.
catching up on the MoC and CC collectionShow
1. MoC#128 Three Days of the Condor (1975): 7.2
2. CC#384/MoC#11 Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari (Vengeance Is Mine) (1979): 8.0
3. CC#145 Horí, má panenko (The Firemen's Ball) (1967): 8.0
4. MoC#88 Wake in Fright (1971): 8.0
5. MoC#168 Anatahan (The Sage of Anatahan) (1953): 8.0

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Post by sol » November 30th, 2018, 4:31 pm

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1a. The Boat (1921) 27mins
1b. Convict 13 (1920) 19mins
1c. The Cook (1918) 21mins
2a. Moonshine (1918) 23mins
2b. Coney Island (1917) 25mins
2c. The Hayseed (1919) 24mins
3a. Day Dreams (1922) 22mins
3b. Back Stage (1919) 21mins
3c. The Garage (1920) 22mins
4c. Play House (1921) 23mins
4b. The Goat (1921) 23mins
4c. Hard Luck (1921) 22mins
5a. La Chambre (1975) 10mins
5b. My Wife's Relations (1922) 24min
5c. Flunky, Work Hard! (1931) 28min
6. Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (1955)
7a. Good Night, Nurse! (1918) 20m
7b. The Electric House (1922) 23m
7c. The Balloonatic (1923) 24mins
8a. The Blacksmith (1922) 19mins
8b. The 'High Sign' (1921) 21mins
8c. The Love Nest (1923) 20mins
9. A Master Builder (2013)
10. Insomnia (1997)
11. Naked (1993)
12. Torment (1944)
13. The Uninvited (1944)
14. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
15. The Bank Dick (1940)
16. Clean, Shaven (1993)
17. Brute Force (1947)
18. Homicide (1991)
19. The Element of Crime (1984)
20. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
21. No Way Out (1950)
22. All Night Long (1962)
23. Listen Up Philip (2014)

24. The Man in Grey (1943)

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This film plays out like an extended soap opera episode with overwrought performances and music to match and it is hard to nut out what the filmmakers were trying to achieve by placing so much faith in fortune telling superstitions. The framing story, involving World War II era descendants of the protagonists meeting at an auction is actually much more affecting. There are scattered effective scenes here for sure, like a storm raging outside as the best friend mulls over her deceit, and a burning diary, but this is mostly dull and stiff melodrama.

25. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

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This noir benefits from atmospheric, shadow-heavy photography and both Emile Meyer and Neville Brand are effectively cast as a warden and prisoner riot leader respectively. More time is dedicated to Brand than Meyer though, which leaves the 'warden torn between sides' dynamic with much untapped potential. The down-to-earth denouement hits all of the right notes though and while we never get to know the prisoners well as individuals or see the hardships of their prison treatment, the film raises quite a few questions about human dignity.

26. Human Desire (1954)

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Broderick Crawford is well cast here as a burly man with anger and jealousy issues. Of course, it does not make sense for him to be annoyed at his wife for fooling around with one of his superiors after begging her to seduce the man in an attempt to get rehired, but Crawford's insecurity at having such a younger and more attractive wife is heartfelt, and this may have been a far more interesting film with Crawford as a protagonist. Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame do okay with the other main roles here, but it's pretty formulaic stuff.
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » November 30th, 2018, 7:23 pm

37 points is it for me for this challenge. Thanks for hosting it sol. Sorry I never plugged in to the bonus challenge - I just had too many things going on. :cheers:

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Post by 72allinncallme » December 1st, 2018, 12:44 am

65. ‘Jûsangô taihisen' yori: Sono gosôsha o nerae (1960) [Eclipse]
66. Covek nije tica (1965) [Eclipse]
67. Ôsone-ke no ashita (1946) [Eclipse]
68. Kyônetsu no kisetsu (1960) [Eclipse]
69. Kyûketsu dokuro-sen (1968) [Eclipse]
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1. Hets (1944) [Eclipse]
2. Kamigami no fukaki yokubô (1968) [MoC]
3. Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) [MoC]
4. Aru kyôhaku (1960) [Eclipse]
5. Naniwa erejî (1936) [Eclipse]
6. Rozmarné léto (1968) [Eclipse]
7. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (1967) [Criterion]
8. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) [Eclipse]
9. Sommarlek (1951) [Criterion]
10. O slavnosti a hostech (1966) [Eclipse]
11. En kvinnas ansikte (1938) [Eclipse]
12. Varjoja paratiisissa (1986) [Eclipse]
13. Le pont du Nord (1981) [MoC]
14. Tôkyô boshoku (1957) [Eclipse]
15. Marius (1931) [Criterion]
16. Akibiyori (1960) [Eclipse]
17. Park Row (1952) [MoC]
18. Gion no shimai (1936) [Eclipse]
19. Nayak (1966) [Criterion]
20. Anma to onna (1938) [Eclipse]
21. La gueule ouverte (1974) [MoC]
22. Höstsonaten (1978) [Criterion]
23. Fröken Julie (1951) [Criterion]
24. Forbrydelsens element (1984) [Criterion]
25. Här har du ditt liv (1966) [Criterion]
26. Qing mei zhu ma (1985) [Criterion]
27. Shorts:
Koshiben ganbare (1931) 29min [Eclipse]
Vive le tour (1962) 19min [Eclipse]
Oncle Yanco (1967) 18min [Eclipse]
Black Panthers (1969) 26min [Eclipse]
28. Poto and Cabengo (1980) [Eclipse]
29. Intermezzo (1936) [Eclipse]
30. Insiang (1976) [Criterion]
31. Police (1985) [MoC]
32. Lions Love (1969) [Eclipse]
33. Nagareru (1956) [MoC]
34. Törst (1949) [Eclipse]
35. Krylya (1966) [Eclipse]
36. No More Excuses (1968) [Eclipse]
37. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) [Eclipse]
38. Total Balalaika Show (1994) [Eclipse]
39. Akasen chitai (1956) [Eclipse & MoC]
40. Beyond the Law (1968) [Eclipse]
41. Návrat ztraceného syna (1967) [Eclipse]
42. Yogoto no yume (1933) [Eclipse]
43. Kanko no machi (1944) [Eclipse]
44. Remorques (1941) [Eclipse]
45. Chafed Elbows (1966) [Eclipse]
46. Fanny (1932) [Criterion]
47. Kimi to wakarete (1933) [Eclipse]
48. Mur murs (1981) [Eclipse]
49. Yoru no onnatachi (1948) [Eclipse]
50. Munkbrogreven (1935) [Eclipse]
51. Babo 73 (1964) [Eclipse]
52. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) [Eclipse]
53. Hana saku minato (1943) [Eclipse]
54. Hôtel Monterey (1975) [Eclipse]
55. Carmen (1983) [Eclipse]
56. Kanzashi (1941) [Eclipse]
57. Minato no nihonmusume (1933) [Eclipse]
58. Kaette kita yopparai (1968) [Eclipse]
59. Dollar (1938) [Eclipse]
60. Valborgsmässoafton (1935) [Eclipse]
61. Elephant Boy (1937) [Eclipse]
62. Putney Swope (1969) [Eclipse]
63. Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (1945) [Eclipse]
64. Sono yo no tsuma (1930) [Eclipse]
65. ‘Jûsangô taihisen' yori: Sono gosôsha o nerae (1960) [Eclipse]
66. Covek nije tica (1965) [Eclipse]
67. Ôsone-ke no ashita (1946) [Eclipse]
68. Kyônetsu no kisetsu (1960) [Eclipse]
69. Kyûketsu dokuro-sen (1968) [Eclipse]
I tried to get bronze on the Eclipse list, but failed (five away). Thanks for hosting sol.

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Post by connordenney » December 1st, 2018, 3:18 am

3. I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949)
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1. Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)
2. L'Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983)
3. I Shot Jesse James (Samuel Fuller, 1949)

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 1st, 2018, 3:37 am

1. CRI & MOC - Pickup on South Street (1953) - 7.8 - {also noir challenge}
2. CRI - Insomnia (1997) - 7.6 - {also Nordic and noir challenges}
3. CRI - Shichinin no samurai [Seven Samurai] (1954) - 8.8
4. CRI - Kiss Me Deadly (1955) - 7.6 - {also noir challenge}
5. CRI - Vredens dag [Day of Wrath] (1943) - 7.6 - {also Nordic challenge}
6. MOC - Shane (1953) - 7.6
7. CRI - Persona (1966) - 7.4 - {also Nordic challenge}
8. ECL - Varjoja paratiisissa [Shadows in Paradise] (1986) - 3.8 - {also Nordic challenge}
9. CRI & MOC - Buta to gunkan [Pigs and Battleships] (1961) - 7-7.7ish

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Post by monclivie » December 1st, 2018, 3:37 am

6. Gates of Heaven (1978)
7. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
8. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

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Post by funkybusiness » December 1st, 2018, 11:37 am

Johnny come lately, here is I. I guess I couldn't find the time or energy all month long but...better late than never.
My goals were
(a) bronze on the CC list
(b) Olympics boxset
(c) Zatoichi boxset

I...failed all three. 19 short for a, made it Berlin in the Olympics boxset (another 66 years to go!) and only watched the first Zatoichi film... eggghhhh. Anyway. tally below.

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01. La grande illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937) [rewatch]
«Qu'est-ce que c’est le cadastre ?»
Masterpiece that I enjoyed significantly more than I did on my first watch maybe 8 or 9 years ago. I think a good chunk of that improved enjoyment was that I can understand some French now and damn, Renoir is good with dialogue.

02. Shichinin no samurai (Kurosawa Akira, 1954) [rewatch]
So influential it's detrimental to itself.

03. The Lady Vanishes (Alfie Hitchcock, 1938) [rewatch]
Really funny. This was Redgrave's first real acting role in a film and it's amusing that he's so good in it because he hated the experience of making movies...

04. The Lady Vanishes (Alfredo Hitchcock, 1938) [rewatch w/commentary]
...a fact I learned from the audio commentary! Solid commentary, plenty of facts. Read out from a script by the author but not uncomfortably dry.
Also, a near back-to-back rewatch made me realize that the opening credits theme music is the tune.

05. A Night to Remember (Roy Ward Baker, 1958)
*tilts head*

06. Dip huet seung hung (The Killer, John Woo, 1989) [rewatch]
I watched a crappy copy for the Chinese challenge and thought maybe I didn't enjoy it fully because of said quality, but no, I just didn't like it.

07. Lat sau san taam (Hard Boiled, John Woo, 1992)
This one would be the best Woo film if not for the extremely protracted ending. It's almost 1/2 the film. Chow is the most charismatic mf as per usual, but Tony Leung doesn't mess around either.

08. Tsubaki Sanjûrô (Kurosawa Akira, 1962)
I kinda liked this one better than Yojimbo.

09. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava, 1936)
Brilliant! Exceptionally directed, stellar performances and very funny. Also, when Powell is carrying Lombard up the stairs towards the end, it's not actually him but a stunt double! Because of the insurance!

10. Häxan (Benjamin Christensen, 1922)
Very real in high definition. Crazy masochistic actress who wanted to actually have the thumb torture thing used on her :lol: I've Christensen's two earlier silent films to watch but are any of his later works worthwhile?

11. Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage, 1964) [rewatch]
Rewatched a couple off Volume 1 before diving into the 2nd volume.

* Desistfilm (Stan Brakhage, 1954) [rewatch]

* Mothlight (Stan Brakhage, 1963) [rewatch]

* Commingled Containers (Stan Brakhage, 1997) [rewatch]
tabulated below

12.Overlord (Stuart Cooper, 1975)

13. La Ronde (Max Ophuls, 1950)

14. Le deuxième souffle (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1966) [rewatch but I forgot to check it earlier this year]

*. Brakage Volume 2
tabulated below

15. 23rd Psalm Branch (Stan Brakhage, 1967-8) [rewatch]

16. The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg, 1928)
I finished the first von Sternberg boxset! and haven't touched the w/Dietrich boxset yet...

17. Zatôichi monogatari (Misumi Kenji, 1962)
I only managed the first film D; 24 to go.......

18. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) [rewatch]
when Boggis, Bunce and Bean are being introduced by Badger, Bean is shown making his apple cider thru a crazy labyrinth of flasks and boilers and sciency looking stuff, and Wes Anderson uses the same science-bubbly-noise from The Man in the White Suit!

19. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) [rewatch w/commentary!]
"We're not taking a boat!"
I wrote down a bunch of useless trivial facts. They're in this spoiler.
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  • Anderson isn't sure if his own film is 20th century fox or Fox Searchlight. And he seemed to take no pleasure from a film about a fox being a Fox film.
  • he never met the people from Regency, despite their logo appearing before the film and probably having chipped in some heavy change into the production budget.
  • the backgrounds were based on/inspired/an attempt to copy Rothko paintings!
  • he wrote a significant portion of the film at Gipsy House (Dahl's house).
  • the helicopter is from Magnum PI. they didn't ask permission. "no one said we couldn't use it".
  • the waterfalls are made of cling film.
  • Kristofferson is named after Kris Kristofferson "for some reason" and his legs are wrapped in a pretzel shape when he does yoga.
  • the toy helicopter in Ash's room is the exact helicopter referenced above. the fake real helicopter and the fake toy helicopter, are the same instance of a prop helicopter.
  • The banjo was decided to be central to the musical score. Desplat had not used a banjo in his film scores before. "The banjo isn't popular in France". Ironically, Jarvis Cocker's banjo player is french.
  • The whackbat sequence and Owen Wilson's part came pretty late in the production process and Anderson wrote the part on the road, texted it to Owen Wilson that night, and recorded the next day at the same time that Anderson and Wilson were recording a commentary for another Criterion edition. Anderson couldn't remember which exactly, he thought Darjeeling, but I figure, time-wise, it was probably Bottle Rocket.
  • Michael Gambon was originally Rat before becoming Farmer Bean.
  • "You'd be surprised how small embroidery can be".
  • The film's version of Bean was partially based on Gambon, Roald Dahl, and Richard Harris as he appeared on David Letterman once.
  • Even Anderson gets confused as the exact order of his films. Referring to the editor who worked on this and went on to work on Moonrise Kingdom "and... was there another one in between...? I don't think so".
  • Anderson says he and his older brother, as children, seemed to have really wanted to live underground, and that's what drew him to Fantastic Mr. Fox, because of all the underground material.
  • They use some Georges Delereu music from Truffaut's Two English Girls.
  • The cameraman for the news reporter during the rescue scene towards the end was visually based on Bruce Robinson of Withnail and I fame, but of course Anderson used his likeness because... he stars in a Truffaut film.
  • Also, they didn't ask his permission and Anderson hopes Robinson doesn't sue.
  • The ending for the film was the original manuscript ending of the book!
20. Primary (Drew and Associates, 1960)
okay

21. Adventures on the New Frontier (Drew and Associates, 1961)
better

22. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Drew and Associates, 1963)
essential.

*. Faces of November (Drew and Associates, 1964)
wow. a very subtle hand for what was essentially a reel for an evening news piece.
tabulated below.

23. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
Absolutely mesmerizing. I might try to write something longer and post it during the Russian challenge in January.

24. The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (2017)

*. The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924 (1925)
tabulated below.

*. The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924)
tabulated below.

25. Les jeux olympiques, Paris 1924 (1925)

26.Das weiße Stadion (1928)
Fanck can film snow, that's for sure.

27. La undicesima Olympiade di Amsterdam (Spedizione di Guelfo Civinini) (1928)

28. De olympische spelen (1928)

*. Jugend der Welt. Der Film von den IV. Olympischen Winterspielen in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936)
tabulated below.

I'm enjoying the Olympics films so far. They're not great as films, except maybe the Fanck, but as time capsules they're wonderful.

29. Sayat Nova (Sergei Parajanov, 1969) [rewatch w/subtitle commentary]
Technically, this is the Second Sight version of it, as it has the subtitle commentary by Steffen, but I've got the Criterion edition too but haven't got around to watching it with Tony Rayns commentary yet. And then I'll read Steffen's book!


30. Shorts I
The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924 (1925) 37m
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924) 8m
The Domain of the Moment (1977) 15m (times for Brakhage short films taken from the booklet included in the set, rather than imdb/icm times which are almost all wrong)

31. Shorts II
Jugend der Welt. Der Film von den IV. Olympischen Winterspielen in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (1936) 38m
The Wonder Ring (1959) [rewatch] 6m
Murder Psalm (1980) 16m


32. Shorts III
Mothlight (1963) [rewatch] 3m
The Dead (1960) 11m
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965) 3m
Scenes from Under Childhood Section #1 (1967) 24m
The Machine of Eden (1970) 11m
The Process (1972) 8m

33. Shorts IV
Star Garden (1974) 21m
Desert (1976) 10m
Burial Path (1978) 8m
Duplicity III (1980) 22m

34. Shorts V
Unconscious London Strata (1981) 22m
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989) 16m
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992) 22m


35. Shorts VI
The Mammals of Victoria (1994) 34m
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994) 3m
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997) 17m
Persian Series 1-3 (1999) 6m

36. Shorts VII
Desistfilm (1954) 7m
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981) 17m
I Take These Truths (1994) 18m
Commingled Containers (1997) 3m
...Reel Five (1999) 14m
Chinese Series (2003) 2m


37. Shorts VIII
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989) 16m
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990) 17m
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990) 18m
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997) 14m

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Post by Daviddoes » December 1st, 2018, 12:32 pm

3. Mr. Arkadin (1955) 7/10

4. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) 7/10

5. Green for Danger (1947) 5/10

6. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) 7/10

7. Shorts - 60 min.
7a. The Barber Shop (1933) 21min
7b. The Dentist (1932) 21min
7c. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933) 18min


8.Quai des Orfèvres (1947) 6/10
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1. Ministry of Fear (1944) 6/10

2. The Breaking Point (1950) 7/10

3. Mr. Arkadin (1955) 7/10

4. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) 7/10

5. Green for Danger (1947) 5/10

6. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991) 7/10

7. Shorts - 60 min.
7a. The Barber Shop (1933) 21min
7b. The Dentist (1932) 21min
7c. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933) 18min



8.Quai des Orfèvres (1947) 6/10

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Post by zuma » December 1st, 2018, 1:50 pm

Had a good challenge thanks to having a focus and the Filmstruck deadline. Completed the Criterion list and the Eclipse list.

I had a distant hope of also finishing off the MoC list, but there were way too many to watch in the last week. Upgraded to gold on that one.

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Post by Mate_cosido » December 1st, 2018, 4:21 pm

8. Donzoko - The Lower Depths (1957, Akira Kurosawa)

9. Mogari no mori - The Mourning Forest (2007, Naomi Kawase)

10. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö - The Match Factory Girl (1990, Aki Kaurismäki) *rewatch
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1. Sabita naifu - Rusty Knife (1958, Toshio Masuda)

2. Insomnia (1997, Erik Skjoldbjærg)

3. Toivon tuolla puolen - The Other Side of Hope (2017, Aki Kaurismäki)

4. Touchez pas au grisbi - Hands Off the Loot (1954, Jacques Becker)

5. Boomerang! (1947, Elia Kazan)

6. All Night Long (1962, Basil Dearden)

7. Edvard Munch (1974, Peter Watkins)

8. Donzoko - The Lower Depths (1957, Akira Kurosawa)

9. Mogari no mori - The Mourning Forest (2007, Naomi Kawase)

10. Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö - The Match Factory Girl (1990, Aki Kaurismäki) *rewatch

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 1st, 2018, 6:08 pm

I've written multiple papers in school about the Criterion probl…Show
1. Summer with Monika (1953)
2. Shadows in Paradise (1986) [eclipse]
3. In a Lonely Place (1950)
4. Don’t Look Back (1967)
"5-6: Shorts:
A Dancer's World (1957, 31m)
The Frozen North (1922, 17m)
Convict 13 (1920, 19m)
His Wedding Night (1917, 19m)
The Rough House (1917, 19m)
The Scarecrow (1920, 19m)"
7. The War Room (1993)
8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
"9. Shorts (60m):
Magellan: At the Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate I, 0 (1976, 4m)
The Birth of Magellan: Cadenza I (1977, 6m)
Cat's Cradle (1959, 6m)
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, 6m)
The Dante Quartet (1987, 6m)
The Wonder Ring (1959, 6m)
Desistfilm (1954, 7m)
La daphnie (1929, 8m)
The Dead (1960, 11m)"
10. Branded to Kill (1967)
11. Cries and Whispers (1972)
12. Hoop Dreams (1994)
"13. Shorts (62m):
Cristaux liquides (1978, 6m)
I… Dreaming (1988, 8m)
The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924, 8m)
Le vampire (1945, 9m)
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970, 31m)"
14. A Brief History of Time (1991)
"15. Shorts (61m):
Appalachian Spring (1958, 32m)
Night Journey (1960, 29m)"
16. Le Samourai (1967)
17. A Poem is a Naked Person (1974)
18. Odd Man Out (1947)
19. Hot Pepper (1973)
20. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
21. Always for Pleaure (1978)
22. A Well Spent Life (1972)
"23. Shorts (60m):
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, 10m)
Gloria! (1979, 10m)
The 'High Sign' (1921, 20m)
The Love Nest (1923, 20m)"
24. …And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986)

A nice Louis Malle documentary about the immigrant experience in the USA. Holds up pretty well today.

25. Poto and Cabengo (1980)

This is an interesting doc about two twins who had "invented" their own language - the title of the film is what they call each other. Talks about the family and interviews some speech experts to figure out what was going on.

26. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Great effects and super cool for its time, but the story left me underwhelmed.

Thanks for hosting, sol!

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Post by sol » December 2nd, 2018, 1:34 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 6:08 pm
26. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Great effects and super cool for its time, but the story left me underwhelmed.
Ditto. Sjostrom's The Wind is a much more satisfying silent film (if you haven't seen it yet).
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