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Run The Director Challenge (Official, July 2020)

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Post by Obgeoff » July 22nd, 2020, 3:30 pm

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (3)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (3)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 22nd, 2020, 4:44 pm

(Screenshots from 'Hello Frisco, Hello' and 'Ponedelnik sutrin')

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H. Bruce Humberstone
43. Strangers of the Evening (1932) - 6/10
44. Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) - 8.5 or 9/10
45. Pin Up Girl (1944) - 6 or 6.5/10

Hristo Piskov
46. Urok istorii / A Lesson in History (1957) - 4.5 or 5/10
47. Bednata ulitza / Poor Man's Street (1960) - 8/10
48. Ponedelnik sutrin / Monday Morning (1966/1988) - 8.5/10

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Post by peeptoad » July 22nd, 2020, 7:13 pm

Fernando Arrabal
21. The Emperor of Peru (1982) 5
22. Le cimetière des voitures (1983) Car Cemetery 7
23. Adieu, Babylone! (1993) Farewell, Babylon! 5
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Abel Ferrara
1. Fear City (1984) 6
2. Cat Chaser (1989) 5
3. King of New York (1990) 7

Walter Salles
4. O Primeiro Dia (1998) Midnight 7
5. Abril Despedaçado (2001) Behind the Sun 7+
6. Linha de passe (2008) 7+

Pascal Laugier
7. Martyrs (2008) 7
8. TheTall Man (2012) 6
9. Ghostland (2018) 6

Vera Chytilová
10. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (1970) Fruit of Paradise 7
11. Kalamita (1982) Calamity 6+
12. Vlci bouda (1987) Wolf's Hole 8+*

Éric Rohmer
(La boulangère de Monceau (1963) Bakery Girl of Monceau 8)
13. La carrière de Suzanne (1963) Suzanne's Career 7
14. La collectionneuse (1967) 8+
15. Ma nuit chez Maud (1969) My Night at Maud's 7
16. Le genou de Claire (1970) Claire's Knee 7
17. L'amour l'après-midi (1972) Love in the Afternoon 7

Christopher Nolan
18. Batman Begins (2005) 7+*
19. The Dark Knight (2008) 8*
20. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 8

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Post by flavo5000 » July 22nd, 2020, 7:25 pm

Sion Sono

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Sion Sono is a master provocateur and stylistically unique and electric filmmaker who is as comfortable with abstract arthouse films like The Whispering Star and The Land of Hope as he is with ridiculously violent, disturbing and boundary-pushing narratives like Strange Circus, Love Exposure and his most recent film Forest of Love. Originally a major force in the outdoor agitprop group TokyoGaGaGa and noted poet, Sono established himself as a highly experimental, low budget underground personality in the '80s with early releases like his initial calling card I Am Sion Sono! and Decisive Match among several others. He really broke into the more national (and international) consciousness with his unsettling film Suicide Club and it's follow-up Noriko's Dinner Table and has continued to create absurd, surrealist and wildly entertaining films ever since.

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169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)
Cold Fish starts in a somewhat banal setting, a tropical fish store, but eventually begins to spiral into depravity and murder as a hapless man is pulled into increasingly grim and gruesome events against his better judgment that results in ripping his family apart. This was a great film but definitely a hard watch for those with more delicate sensibilities. It is indeed shockingly violent and at times borders on gratuitous but also the matter-of-fact way its presented gives the characterization a stronger undercurrent of callousness.
Guilty of Romance is the third in Sono's self-described 'Hate" Trilogy (the first two being the fantastic Love Exposure and the aforementioned Cold Fish) and is about a bored housewife who is taught everything she thinks she's missing in life after a fateful encounter with a prostitute who shows her the ropes. As one can imagine from the opening of the film, an investigation into the grisly murder of a call girl, things will not end well for those involved. Like Cold Fish, this is a very bleak and disturbing movie. In fact, watching them back-to-back is not something I'd recommend to those who wish to preserve some happiness in life. It is a well-made and self-assured movie despite the subject matter.
Dankon: The Man is an abstract film about a cop who seems to be involved in various sexual encounters with two other men. There's little to no discernible dialogue and the movie is mostly plotless. It's honestly not one I would recommend to any but the biggest Sono fans as it starts to feel repetitive by the end.
Modelling Urns with the Female Body is basically Sono's dry run for a pinku film he would later revisit to much more vibrant results with Antiporno. While Modelling Urns is mostly just a softcore sex film, it does have some uniquely Sono flourishes like the weird hyper fixation on the characters obsessing over pottery and sex. Antiporno on the other hand is a full-blown candy-colored surrealist tour-de-force that offers as much a feast for the eyes as an unsolvable puzzle for the mind. It seems to on the surface have similar themes to Guilty of Romance but much more obtuse in execution. It doesn't make a lot of sense but is still a hell of a ride.
Love & Peace is Sono's version of a children's film. Of course this means that there's inevitably a giant talking turtle who was granted powers after being fed magic candy from Santa Claus, who lives in the sewer with abandoned sentient toys ,rampaging through the city as a physical manifestation of a shy office drone-cum-J-rock star's hidden neuroses. I dug it, yes.
Many of the short films I watched as well as Decisive Match comes early in Sono's career where his films were often grainy and unfocused (both literally and physically) and seem to be more emotion-driven than plot-driven in many instances. They can be a little hard to watch at times, and I certainly don't recommend watching a large block of them together as I did. Of particular note though are a handful of shorts: 0cm4 is a visually appealing film about a man who is color blind that desire to fix his situation. Father's Day is a bizarrely comedic short about a group of young folks who go to visit one of them's father for Father's Day but are confronted by a sexually demanding and depraved luchador instead. Kaze is a charming and interesting little story of a wind spirit and his impact on some young people.
Sono is not a filmmaker I'd recommend to everyone unequivocally but if you can get on his wavelength, he makes some of the most crazy entertaining films out there.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)
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Post by frbrown » July 22nd, 2020, 8:37 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Sion Sono
No comparison to Takashi Miike, whom you watched earlier this month?

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Post by Onderhond » July 22nd, 2020, 8:50 pm

frbrown wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
No comparison to Takashi Miike, whom you watched earlier this month?
It's hard not to compare the two, but Sono hates the comparison.

Haven't seen Dankon: The Man (1998) yet, wasn't even on my radar I think. Doesn't sound like a great one, but I've already come to terms with the fact that the remaining Sonos are obscure for a reason. It's a good thing he keeps on making new films at a rather strict pace.

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112. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.7
113. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.5
114. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
115. Brain of Blood (1971 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {87 m.} imdb: 2.9
116. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {91 m.} imdb: 3.5


They perpetrated crimes against humanity over and over and over…Show
1. Missile to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.8

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

12. Invasion from Inner Earth (1974 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.4
13. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975 / Bill Rebane) FTV 8/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
14. The Alpha Incident (1978 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.7
15. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.4
16. Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {96 m.} imdb: 2.9
17. The Demons of Ludlow (1983 / Bill Rebane) 6+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 3.4
18. The Game (1984 / Bill Rebane) 6/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.2
19. Blood Harvest (1987 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.5
20. Twister’s Revenge (1988 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.2

21. Sharknado (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
22. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7+/10 {95 m.} imdb: 4.0]
23. Hansel and Gretel (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.8
24. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 6/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.1
25. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.9
26. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4+/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.9
27. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.5
28. Headless Horseman (2007 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.8

29. Starcrash (1978 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 4.0
30. Contamination (1980 / Luigi Cozzi) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 5.3
31. Hercules (1983 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.0
32. The Adventures of Hercules (1985 / Luigi Cozzi) 7+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.0

33. Zoombies (2016 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.3
34. Zoombies 2 (2019 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7-/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.4
35. Santa Claws (2014 / Glenn Miller) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.2

36. The Beast of Bray Road (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 7+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.0
37. King of the Lost World (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {80 m.} imdb: 2.4
38. Transmorphers (2007 / Leigh Scott) FTV 2/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.7
39. Flu Bird Horror (2008 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {89 m. imdb: 3.1

40. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.0
41. Avalanche Sharks (2014 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 2/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.3
42. Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 7/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.7
43. Sinbad and the War of the Furies (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.5

44. The Alien Factor (1978 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.1
45. Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage (2001 / Don Dohler) 6+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.5
46. The Galaxy Invader (1985 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {79 m.} imdb: 3.1

47. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.3
48. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.0
49. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {100 m.} imdb: 4.5
50. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 5+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.4

51. Man Beast (1956 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.1
52. The Incredible Petrified World (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.1
53. Teenage Zombies (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.0
54. Terror of the Bloodhunters (1962 / Jerry Warren) 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
55. Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {60 m.} imdb: 2.9
56. Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964 / Jerry Warren) 4/10 {77 m.} imdb: 2.3
57. Curse of the Stone Hand (1965 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {67 m.} imdb: 3.5
58. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965 / Jerry Warren) FTV 7+/10 {74 m.} imdb: 3.0
59. House of the Black Death (1965 / Jerry Warren) 7/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.6
60. The Wild World of Batwoman (1966 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.0
61. Frankenstein Island (1981 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 2.2

62. Point of Impact (1993 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {97 m.} imdb: 3.2
63. Shark Attack (1999 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.4
64. Derailed (2002 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.0

65. Phantom from Space (1953 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.2
66. Killers from Space (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.4
67. The Snow Creature (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.3

68. Bounty Hunters (1996 / George Erschbamer) FTV 6-/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.5
69. Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball (1997 / George Erschbamer) FTV 5+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 4.5
70. Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999 / George Erschbamer) FTV 4/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.6

71. King Dinosaur (1955 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 5+/10 {63 m.} imdb: 2.1
72. Beginning of the End (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.8
73. The Cyclops (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {66 m.} imdb: 4.5
74. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.5
75. Attack of the Puppet People (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 6/10 {79 m.} imdb: 4.6
76. War of the Colossal Beast (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.7
77. The Spider (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 8/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.4
78. Tormented (1960 / Bert I. Gordon) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 4.6
79. The Magic Sword (1962 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.6
80. Village of the Giants (1965 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
81. Empire of the Ants (1977 / Bert I. Gordon) 7+/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.3

82. Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.8
83. Pimpin’ Pee Wee (2009 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 4.4
84. Arctic Blast (2010 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 6/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.9
85. Drive Hard (2014 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 8/10 {96 m.} imdb: 4.3

86. Terror of Tiny Town (1938 / Sam Newfield) 6+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 3.8
87. The Mad Monster (1942 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 3.4
88. Dead Men Walk (1943 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {64 m.} imdb: 4.7
89. The Monster Maker (1944 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.7
90. White Pongo (1945 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
91. The Flying Serpent (1946 / Sam Newfield) 6/10 {59 m.} imdb: 4.9

92. Deathstalker II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 5.2
93. Big Bad Mama II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 4.8
94. Not of This Earth (1988 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 4.8
95. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 / Jim Wynorski) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.7
96. Sorority House Massacre II (1990 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.9
97. 976-Evil II (1991 / Jim Wynorski) 7-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.3
98. Munchie (1992 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.7
99. Ghoulies IV (1994 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 2.8
100. Sorceress (1995 / Jim Wynorski) 6-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.8
101. Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.2
102. The Pandora Project (1998 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.8
103. Raptor (2001 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
104. The Curse of the Komodo (2004 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {92 m.} imdb: 2.8
105. Komodo vs. Cobra (2005 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.8
106. Bone Eater (2007 / Jim Wynorski) 6+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.9
107. Vampire in Vegas (2009 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 6+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.4
108. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.1
109. Piranhaconda (2012 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.9
110. Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
111. Nessie & Me (2016 / Jim Wynorski) 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3

112. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.7
113. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.5
114. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
115. Brain of Blood (1971 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {87 m.} imdb: 2.9
116. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {91 m.} imdb: 3.5

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Post by flavo5000 » July 23rd, 2020, 2:14 am

frbrown wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Sion Sono
No comparison to Takashi Miike, whom you watched earlier this month?
Miike seems like too easy of a comparison to be honest. And the similarities are really only superficial in that they both tend to court controversy with ridiculous movies. Sono's films are generally longer with more complex plots that seem to take swings as the status quo quite a lot. Films like Suicide Club and Tag basically deconstruct the schoolgirl trope and movies like Cold Fish,Guilty of Romance and Antiporno comment on the dissatisfaction at the core of the modern family. Many of Miike's films aren't quite as misanthropic and have themes of wayward or lost youth and brotherhood (he has made far more films about yakuza for instance). And yes, Miike and Sono both have provocateur tendencies which is probably the biggest thing they have in common. But Miike seems to have a broader and less focused scope. At times his films come off tossed off while others feel much more personal but nearly every Sono film feels very intentionally his. Both of them are pretty unique filmmakers though and aren't very similar to many others out there.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 23rd, 2020, 3:00 am

Sam Peckinpah

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Sam Peckinpah was a director known for nihilism and violence at the heart of his films, and with pictures like The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs, the reputation was earned. Peckinpah had another side though. Just as often he created quiet, contemplative films characters who were out of time, refusing to accept that the world has moved on without them. Examples of the latter include Noon Wine, Ballad of Cable Hogue, Junior Bonner and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Peckinpah was as noted for his troubled productions as his violent and controversial content. Not helping matters was that later in life Peckinpah was plagued with drugs and alcohol problems which led to even more trouble with producers and questionable decisions in directing jobs like Convoy. Still he leaves a legacy of an assured vision and a large number of directors writers who cite him as a major influence on their work as well.


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178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)
The Osterman Weekend is a spy thriller based on a Robert Ludlum novel and is a muddled mess of a screenplay with an overly convoluted plot that Peckinpah himself didn't even like. Still there are solid moments of action with a good cast, but it isn't enough to save the picture from being a disappointment.
Noon Wine is a very well done, masterfully acted TV movie that plays out almost like a Greek tragedy in dusty Texas. Robards in particular is excellent as a man haunted by his past. It's a very grim, depressing story but is a worth a watch for fans of televised drama.
The Killer Elite was another of Peckinpah's troubled productions due to his alcoholism. Apparently he wasn't terribly engaged in the material due in part to the producers' refusal to let Peckinpah rewrite the script, a first for him since his first feature. To make matters worse, he ODed on cocaine at one point during the shoot which landed him a lengthy hospital stay. It really shows in the film too. The staging and direction lacks any of the style of many of his preceding films, almost playing out like a TV movie of the week. It's made even more disappointing considering that the film that immediately preceded it was his great existential dark comedy Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

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Post by allisoncm » July 23rd, 2020, 6:10 am

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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)

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Post by Obgeoff » July 23rd, 2020, 1:37 pm

93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (4)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6
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Post by frbrown » July 23rd, 2020, 2:28 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 2:14 am
frbrown wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 8:37 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 22nd, 2020, 7:25 pm
Sion Sono
No comparison to Takashi Miike, whom you watched earlier this month?
Miike seems like too easy of a comparison to be honest. And the similarities are really only superficial in that they both tend to court controversy with ridiculous movies. Sono's films are generally longer with more complex plots that seem to take swings as the status quo quite a lot. Films like Suicide Club and Tag basically deconstruct the schoolgirl trope and movies like Cold Fish,Guilty of Romance and Antiporno comment on the dissatisfaction at the core of the modern family. Many of Miike's films aren't quite as misanthropic and have themes of wayward or lost youth and brotherhood (he has made far more films about yakuza for instance). And yes, Miike and Sono both have provocateur tendencies which is probably the biggest thing they have in common. But Miike seems to have a broader and less focused scope. At times his films come off tossed off while others feel much more personal but nearly every Sono film feels very intentionally his. Both of them are pretty unique filmmakers though and aren't very similar to many others out there.

Thanks :thumbsup:

"Too easy of a comparison" - that's why I was surprised that you didn't make it. I guess not everyone is as tempted by low-hanging fruit as I am.

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Post by vortexsurfer » July 23rd, 2020, 4:29 pm

19. Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnston, 2001)
20. The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)
21. Jumanji (Joe Johnston, 1995)

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1. It Waits (Steven R. Monroe, 2005)
2. Sasquatch Mountain (Steven R. Monroe, 2006)
3. Ogre (Steven R. Monroe, 2008)
4. Storm Cell (Steven R. Monroe, 2008)
5. BloodRayne (Uwe Boll, 2005)
6. BloodRayne: Deliverance (Uwe Boll, 2007)
7. BloodRayne: The Third Reich (Uwe Boll, 2011)
8. Joysticks (Greydon Clark, 1983)
9. Wacko (Greydon Clark, 1982)
10. Uninvited (Greydon Clark, 1987)
11. Lost Treasure (Jim Wynorski, 2003)
12. Camel Spiders (Jim Wynorski, 2011)
13. Piranhaconda (Jim Wynorski, 2012)
14. Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)
15. Something Evil (Steven Spielberg, 1972)
16. Savage (Steven Spielberg, 1973)
17. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
18. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1997)
19. Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnston, 2001)
20. The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston, 1991)
21. Jumanji (Joe Johnston, 1995)

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Post by jdidaco » July 23rd, 2020, 6:27 pm

(Screenshots from 'Salambò' & 'Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha'),

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Sergio Grieco

49. Salambò (The Loves of Salammbo, Sergio Grieco, 1960) 9/10
50. La regina dei tartari (The Queen of the Tartars, Sergio Grieco, 1960) 7.5/10
51. Il sergente Klems (Sergeant Klems, Sergio Grieco, 1971) 8/10

Gilles Carle

52. Natation/Olympic Swimmers (Gilles Carle, 1963) 7/10 (27 min), Patte mouillée/The Big Swim (Gilles Carle, 1964) 7.5/10 (9 min), L'âge de la machine/The Machine Age (Gilles Carle, 1977) 9/10 (28 min) (Total: 64 min)
53. Le viol d'une jeune fille douce (The Rape of a Sweet Young Girl, Gilles Carle, 1968) 7.5/10
54. Les mâles (The Men, Gilles Carle, 1971) 7.5/10

Claude Chabrol

55. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers, Claude Chabrol, Hiromichi Horikawa, Roman Polanski, Ugo Gregoretti and Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 7.5/10
56. Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha (Blue Panther, Claude Chabrol, 1965) 7.5/10
57. Folies bourgeoises (The Twist, Claude Chabrol, 1976) 5/10

Lindsay Shonteff

58. The Million Eyes of Sumuru (Lindsay Shonteff, 1967) 5/10
59. Clegg (Lindsay Shonteff, 1970) 7/10
60. How Sleep the Brave (Lindsay Shonteff, 1982) 7.5/10

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1. Pesn o geroyakh (Song of Heroes, Joris Ivens, 1932) 8/10
2. Les aventures de Till L'Espiègle (Bold Adventure, Gérard Philipe & Joris Ivens, 1956) 6.5/10
3. L'Italia non è un paese povero (Italy Is Not a Poor Country, Joris Ivens and Paolo Taviani & Vittorio Taviani & Valentino Orsini, 1960) 10/10
4. Nus masculins (François Reichenbach, 1954) 9/10 (24 min), Last Spring (François Reichenbach, 1954) 8.5/10 (22 min), A la mémoire du rock (François Reichenbach, 1963) 8/10 (11 min), Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot: Bonnie and Clyde (François Reichenbach & Eddy Matalon, 1967) 7.5/10 (4 min) (Total: 61 min)
5. 13 jours en France (13 Days in France, Claude Lelouch & François Reichenbach, 1968) 8/10
6. ¿No oyes ladrar los perros?/Entends-tu les chiens aboyer? (Do You Hear the Dogs Barking?, François Reichenbach, 1975) 8/10
7. Stereo (Tile 3B of a CAEE Educational Mosaic) (David Cronenberg, 1969) 7.5/10
8. Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 1970) 7/10
9. Secret Weapons (David Cronenberg, 1972) 6/10 (21 min), The Lie Chair (David Cronenberg, 1976) 6/10 (27 min), The Italian Machine (David Cronenberg, 1976) 5.5/10 (24 min) (Total: 72 min)
10. Glorious (Guy Maddin, 2008) 7.5/10 (12 min), It's My Mother's Birthday Today (Guy Maddin, 2008) 6.5/10 (5 min), Night Mayor (Guy Maddin, 2009) 7.5/10 (14 min), Only Dream Things (Guy Maddin, 2012) 9/10 (20 min), Puberty, Elms, Colours, Cold (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2014) 7.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
11. Seances (Guy Maddin, 2016) 8.5/10
12. The Green Fog (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Galen Johnson, 2017) 8/10
13. Pour un sou d'amour (For One Cent's Worth of Love, Jean Grémillon, 1932) 7.5/10
14. ¡Centinela, alerta! (Guard! Alert!, Jean Grémillon & Luis Buñuel, 1937) 7/10
15. L'étrange Madame X (The Strange Madame X, Jean Grémillon 1951) 9/10
16. El tango del viudo y su espejo deformante (The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror, Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento, 1967/2020) 7.5/10
17. La colonia penal (The Penal Colony, Raúl Ruiz, 1970) 7.5/10
18. Bérénice (Raúl Ruiz, 1983) 8.5/10
19. Greta - Haus ohne Männer (Greta the Mad Butcher, Jesús Franco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. Eugenie (Historia de una perversión) (Wicked Memoirs of Eugenie, Jesús Franco, 1980) 8/10
21. Los blues de la calle Pop (Aventuras de Felipe Malboro, volumen 8) (Pop Street Blues, Jesús Franco, 1983) 7.5/10
22. Clandestino destino (A Clandestine Destiny, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1987) 6.5/10
23. Escrito en el cuerpo de la noche (Written on the Body of the Night, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 2001) 7/10
24. El malogrado amor de Sebastián (Sebastian's Ill-fated Love, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 2006) 8.5/10 (10/10 to the last 15 minutes)
25. La peur (Fear, Viktor Tourjansky, 1936) 8/10
26. La Venere di Cheronea (Goddess of Love, Viktor Tourjansky & Fernando Cerchio, 1957) 7/10
27. I cosacchi (The Cossacks, Viktor Tourjansky & Giorgio Venturini, 1960) 8/10
28. The Mysterious Mr. Davis (Claude Autant-Lara, 1936-39) 6/10
29. Lettres d'amour (Love Letters, Claude Autant-Lara, 1942) 8/10
30. Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins, Claude Autant-Lara, Eduardo De Filippo, Jean Dréville, Yves Allégret, Carlo Rim, Roberto Rossellini and Georges Lacombe, 1952) 8/10
31. Les sept péchés capitaux (The Seven Deadly Sins, Roger Vadim, Sylvain Dhomme & Max Douy, Édouard Molinaro, Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol, 1961) 7.5/10
32. Château en Suède (Nutty, Naughty Chateau, Roger Vadim, 1963) 7/10
33. The Hot Touch (Roger Vadim, 1981) 6.5/10
34. Ghost in the Noonday Sun (Peter Medak & Spike Milligan, 1973) 5/10
35. The Rocking Horse Winner (Peter Medak, 1977) 7.5/10 (30 min), Nabokov on Kafka (Peter Medak, 1989) 8.5/10 (30 min) (Total: 60 min)
36. The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Peter Medak, 2018) 7.5/10
37. Her Sister's Secret (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946) 8/10
38. St. Benny the Dip (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951) 7/10
39. Babes in Bagdad (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1952) 5.5/10
40. O Caçula do Barulho (Troublemaker Kid, Riccardo Freda, 1949) 7/10
41. Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan (Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan, Riccardo Freda, 1961) 8/10
42. Il magnifico avventuriero (The Magnificent Adventurer, Riccardo Freda, 1963) 8/10
43. La ligne de mire (Line of Sight, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1960) 9/10
44. Le sang (The Blood, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1971) 9/10
45. Dieu sait quoi (God Only Knows, Jean-Daniel Pollet, 1994) 9/10
46. Five Minutes to Love (John Hayes, 1963) 7/10
47. Help Wanted Female (John Hayes, 1968) 6/10
48. Dream No Evil (John Hayes, 1970) 8/10

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Post by flavo5000 » July 23rd, 2020, 7:58 pm

Stuart Gordon

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Stuart Gordon was considered a master of the Lovecraftian horror film, directing modern classics of the genre like Re-animator and From Beyond. But Gordon was more multi-faceted that that title may allude to, creating dark sci-fi (Fortress, Robotjox, Body Snatchers), imaginative fantasy for younger audiences (created and produced Honey I Shrunk the Kids and directed Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit) as well neo-noir crime fiction (Stuck, King of the Ants, Edmond) and more. Starting out in experimental theatre, Gordon developed a taste for pushing buttons and discovering what thrilled and entertained people which led to a working relationship with Charles Band that led to what many consider the high point of his career in horror which includes, in addition to the aforementioned Lovecraft films, the dark fable Dolls and his first Poe adaptation The Pit & The Pendulum. Gordon may have passed on earlier this year but the thrills he leaves behind will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

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181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)
Robot Jox isn't a movie to be taken too seriously. The premise of using globally sanctioned giant robot fights to resolve territory disputes is more than a little silly, and many of the characters are pretty one-dimensional. Despite that, it's still fun to watch with some very nice stop motion used for the robots themselves and a well-paced plot that rarely sags.
King of the Ants was the first in a series of brutal crime films from Gordon, about an aimless nobody who is hired by Daniel Baldwin to kill someone but seeks revenge when after completing his work and hiding evidence that would incriminate Baldwin as a security move, Baldwin's goons (which includes a sufficiently twisted George Wendt) kidnap and torture him out in the desert for a while. The torture scenes get pretty graphic at times and is where Gordon's past work in horror comes out the most. The film has a sort of low budget feel at times but overall isn't bad even if it feels like it could've used some tighter editing.
Daughter of Darkness was a TV movie Gordon made after Dolls failed to make money. It stars Mia Sara (who many kids of the '80s may recognize as Sloane, Ferris Bueller's girlfriend) and Anthony Perkins with an...interesting... Romanian accent. While the TV budget does show at times with a shiftless, talky first act, Gordon does generate some nice atmosphere, and the picture has some interesting ideas like having vampires without fangs but with instead creepy little toothy holes at the end of their tongues.


Masayuki Kojima

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Masayuki Kojima has been in the anime industry since the early '80s but is perhaps most well-known for the critically acclaimed series Monster and Made In Abyss. The projects he tends to be drawn to are more grounded in reality, eschewing many of the common anime tropes like giant robots and massive hyper-stylized fights. He seems to put a focus on deliberate and multi-textured world-building and character development over whiz-bang antics which results in fully-realized works that live and breathe like few other anime. And just to be clear, I really do feel that both Monster and Made In Abyss are indeed two of the best anime series ever made, making Kojima one of the most important directors in the anime industry today.

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184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)
Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight is basically a compilation film of the second half of the first season of Made In Abyss with a couple of new scenes added and hits some of the most emotional beats in the series. Watching the film after seeing the season a couple years ago just reminded me of how good this series is. The world-building is fantastic. On the surface, it may sound contradictory to my opening statement about Kojima's works being grounded in reality while talking about the fantasy aspects of Made In Abyss. But the amount of detail put into the locations and character interactions make it feel very real. Also it's general approach to the material in just how dangerous the situation these kids find themselves in makes in doubly real. The stakes are very high with death and permanent injury a constant in the abyss.
A Spirit of the Sun follows a group of basically freedom fighters in the wake of a series of natural disasters that renders Japan in ruins, creating disparate factions with competing interests for control of the region. This two-part movie basically has an interesting structure, establishing a macro catastrophe but then zeroing in on a micro conflict that follows some political dirty dealings and feelings of ill will between native Taiwanese and Japanese refugees who have taken shelter in the area (which I'm sure bears no resemblance to anything going on in today's climate). The narrative is quite interesting but feels a little bloated at over 2.5 hours long. Also while the character designs are appropriately more realistically-rendered, the animation quality itself feels a little compromised in places. Still it's worth a watch for sure if you are willing to parse through the at times dense narrative.
Tibetan Dog is a pretty straightforward story of a boy in peril who is saved by a big golden dog. Where the film excels is in its sense of place and family. It builds a very well-rounded view of the Tibetan nomad culture while also offering a nice story suitable for fans with some very nice animation as well.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

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#456

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 24th, 2020, 12:01 am

117. Doctor Dracula (1978 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {88 m.} imdb: 2.6
118. Carnival Magic (1983 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.3

119. Bimbos B.C. (1990 / Todd Sheets) 2+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 1.7
120. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991 / Todd Sheets) 4+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 1.9
121. Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (1991 / Todd Sheets) 2/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.0

Todd Sheets is one of those persistent no-budget directors (I would be surprised to learn that these three films cost more than $750 combined!) who eventually gained enough of a cult following that low budget companies actually started paying for his films (his 49th film as a director is in production now). He has a good sense of humor and that's what keeps me watching them from time to time. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City has always been my favorite - outrageous costumes (there must have been a huge sale on faux fur), elementary school level acting, a huge amount of recycled footage from Bimbos B.C. and one of the goofiest chase scenes I've ever seen. It begins as a car chase under an elevated roadway (French Connection reference perhaps?) then morphs into a bicycle chase and finally a skateboard chase while "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy" blasts on the soundtrack. The three people in the chase are all wearing long capes and at least two of them have huge robot arms which really complicates their driving skills. This really has to be seen for the full effect. But don't say you weren't warned.

Tomorrow, the bologna is unleashed...


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1. Missile to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.8

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

12. Invasion from Inner Earth (1974 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.4
13. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975 / Bill Rebane) FTV 8/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
14. The Alpha Incident (1978 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.7
15. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.4
16. Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {96 m.} imdb: 2.9
17. The Demons of Ludlow (1983 / Bill Rebane) 6+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 3.4
18. The Game (1984 / Bill Rebane) 6/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.2
19. Blood Harvest (1987 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.5
20. Twister’s Revenge (1988 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.2

21. Sharknado (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
22. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7+/10 {95 m.} imdb: 4.0]
23. Hansel and Gretel (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.8
24. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 6/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.1
25. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.9
26. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4+/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.9
27. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.5
28. Headless Horseman (2007 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.8

29. Starcrash (1978 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 4.0
30. Contamination (1980 / Luigi Cozzi) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 5.3
31. Hercules (1983 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.0
32. The Adventures of Hercules (1985 / Luigi Cozzi) 7+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.0

33. Zoombies (2016 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.3
34. Zoombies 2 (2019 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7-/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.4
35. Santa Claws (2014 / Glenn Miller) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.2

36. The Beast of Bray Road (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 7+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.0
37. King of the Lost World (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {80 m.} imdb: 2.4
38. Transmorphers (2007 / Leigh Scott) FTV 2/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.7
39. Flu Bird Horror (2008 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {89 m. imdb: 3.1

40. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.0
41. Avalanche Sharks (2014 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 2/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.3
42. Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 7/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.7
43. Sinbad and the War of the Furies (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.5

44. The Alien Factor (1978 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.1
45. Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage (2001 / Don Dohler) 6+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.5
46. The Galaxy Invader (1985 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {79 m.} imdb: 3.1

47. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.3
48. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.0
49. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {100 m.} imdb: 4.5
50. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 5+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.4

51. Man Beast (1956 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.1
52. The Incredible Petrified World (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.1
53. Teenage Zombies (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.0
54. Terror of the Bloodhunters (1962 / Jerry Warren) 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
55. Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {60 m.} imdb: 2.9
56. Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964 / Jerry Warren) 4/10 {77 m.} imdb: 2.3
57. Curse of the Stone Hand (1965 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {67 m.} imdb: 3.5
58. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965 / Jerry Warren) FTV 7+/10 {74 m.} imdb: 3.0
59. House of the Black Death (1965 / Jerry Warren) 7/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.6
60. The Wild World of Batwoman (1966 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.0
61. Frankenstein Island (1981 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 2.2

62. Point of Impact (1993 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {97 m.} imdb: 3.2
63. Shark Attack (1999 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.4
64. Derailed (2002 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.0

65. Phantom from Space (1953 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.2
66. Killers from Space (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.4
67. The Snow Creature (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.3

68. Bounty Hunters (1996 / George Erschbamer) FTV 6-/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.5
69. Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball (1997 / George Erschbamer) FTV 5+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 4.5
70. Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999 / George Erschbamer) FTV 4/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.6

71. King Dinosaur (1955 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 5+/10 {63 m.} imdb: 2.1
72. Beginning of the End (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.8
73. The Cyclops (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {66 m.} imdb: 4.5
74. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.5
75. Attack of the Puppet People (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 6/10 {79 m.} imdb: 4.6
76. War of the Colossal Beast (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.7
77. The Spider (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 8/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.4
78. Tormented (1960 / Bert I. Gordon) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 4.6
79. The Magic Sword (1962 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.6
80. Village of the Giants (1965 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
81. Empire of the Ants (1977 / Bert I. Gordon) 7+/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.3

82. Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.8
83. Pimpin’ Pee Wee (2009 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 4.4
84. Arctic Blast (2010 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 6/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.9
85. Drive Hard (2014 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 8/10 {96 m.} imdb: 4.3

86. Terror of Tiny Town (1938 / Sam Newfield) 6+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 3.8
87. The Mad Monster (1942 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 3.4
88. Dead Men Walk (1943 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {64 m.} imdb: 4.7
89. The Monster Maker (1944 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.7
90. White Pongo (1945 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
91. The Flying Serpent (1946 / Sam Newfield) 6/10 {59 m.} imdb: 4.9

92. Deathstalker II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 5.2
93. Big Bad Mama II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 4.8
94. Not of This Earth (1988 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 4.8
95. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 / Jim Wynorski) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.7
96. Sorority House Massacre II (1990 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.9
97. 976-Evil II (1991 / Jim Wynorski) 7-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.3
98. Munchie (1992 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.7
99. Ghoulies IV (1994 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 2.8
100. Sorceress (1995 / Jim Wynorski) 6-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.8
101. Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.2
102. The Pandora Project (1998 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.8
103. Raptor (2001 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
104. The Curse of the Komodo (2004 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {92 m.} imdb: 2.8
105. Komodo vs. Cobra (2005 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.8
106. Bone Eater (2007 / Jim Wynorski) 6+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.9
107. Vampire in Vegas (2009 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 6+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.4
108. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.1
109. Piranhaconda (2012 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.9
110. Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
111. Nessie & Me (2016 / Jim Wynorski) 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3

112. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.7
113. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.5
114. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
115. Brain of Blood (1971 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {87 m.} imdb: 2.9
116. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {91 m.} imdb: 3.5

117. Doctor Dracula (1978 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {88 m.} imdb: 2.6
118. Carnival Magic (1983 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.3

119. Bimbos B.C. (1990 / Todd Sheets) 2+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 1.7
120. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991 / Todd Sheets) 4+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 1.9
121. Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (1991 / Todd Sheets) 2/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.0

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Post by AB537 » July 24th, 2020, 2:38 am

Director #5: Krzysztof Kieślowski

17. Trois Couleurs: Bleu - Three Colours: Blue (1993) 7.5/10
18. Trois Couleurs: Blanc - Three Colours: White (1994) 7.5/10
19. Trois Couleurs: Rouge - Three Colours: Red (1994) 9/10
20. Amator - Camera Buff (1979) 7/10

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Post by Daviddoes » July 24th, 2020, 4:17 am

Werner Herzog

11. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit / Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) 7/10

12. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) 8/10

13. Fata Morgana (1971) 7/10

14. Stroszek (1977) 9/10

15. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen / Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) 7/10

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Johnnie To
1. Man jeuk / Sparrow (2008) 6/10
2. Chik geuk siu ji / Bare Footed Monk (1993) 7/10
3. Hua li shang ban zu / The Office (2015) 7/10
John Cassavetes
4. Gloria (1980) 8/10
5. Shadows (1958) 7/10
6. Big Trouble (1986) 6/10
Guy Maddin
7. Keyhole (2011) 6/10
8. Cowards Bend the Knee or The Blue Hands (2003) 5/10
9. Archangel (1990) 6.5/10
10. Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988) 5/10
Werner Herzog
11. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit / Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) 7/10
12. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen / Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970) 8/10
13. Fata Morgana (1971) 7/10
14. Stroszek (1977) 9/10
15. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen / Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) 7/10

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Post by nimimerkillinen » July 24th, 2020, 5:04 am

1. Next of Kin (1984) Atom Egoyan
2. Family Viewing (1987) Atom Egoyan
3. Speaking Parts (1989) Atom Egoyan
4. Where the Truth Lies (2005) Atom Egoyan
5. The Heat (2015) Paul Feig
6. Spy (2015) Paul Feig

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Post by allisoncm » July 24th, 2020, 6:32 am

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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) (20th film from Alfred E. Green) 5/10

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Post by sol » July 24th, 2020, 9:05 am

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1. Bedroom Eyes (1984) William Fruet
2. Wedding in White (1972) William Fruet
3. Search and Destroy (1979) William Fruet
4. Murder by Night (1989) Paul Lynch
5. Bullies (1986) Paul Lynch
6. Flying (1986) Paul Lynch
7. <---> (1969) Michael Snow REVISION
8. So Is This (1983) Michael Snow REVISION
9. Wavelength (1967) Michael Snow REVISION
10. *Corpus Callosum (2002) Michael Snow REVISION
11. Junior (1994) Ivan Reitman
12. Fathers' Day (1997) Ivan Reitman
13. Cannibal Girls (1973) Ivan Reitman
14. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) Ivan Reitman
15. Ocean's Eleven (2001) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
16. Ocean's Twelve (2004) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
17. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
18. Thirty Two Short Films (1993) François Girard
19. The Song of Names (2019) François Girard
20. Le Violon Rogue (1998) François Girard
21. Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Robert Rodriguez
22. Spy Kids (2001) Robert Rodriguez
23. Spy Kids 2 (2002) Robert Rodriguez
24. Roadracers (1994) Robert Rodriguez
25. Uncle Sam (1996) William Lustig
26. Maniac Cop (1988) William Lustig
27. Maniac Cop 2 (1990) William Lustig
28. Maniac Cop 3 (1993) William Lustig
29. Crimes of the Future (1970) David Cronenberg REVISION
30. Faith Healer (1988) David Cronenberg REVISION
31. Stereo (1969) David Cronenberg REVISION
32. Shivers (1975) David Cronenberg REVISION
33. Scanners (1981) David Cronenberg REVISION
34. The Brood (1979) David Cronenberg REVISION
35. Cosmopolis (2012) David Cronenberg REVISION
36. Videodrome (1983) David Cronenberg REVISION
37. Terror Island (1920) James Cruze
38. The Roaring Road (1919) James Cruze
39. The Wrong Road (1937) James Cruze
40. The Uh-Oh Show (2009) Herschell Gordon Lewis
41. Blast-Off Girls (1967) Herschell Gordon Lewis
42. Blood Feast (1963) Herschell Gordon Lewis
43. Deadly Harvest (1977) Timothy Bond
44. One Night Only (1986) Timothy Bond
45. My Pet Monster (1986) Timothy Bond
46. The Maestro (1989) Timothy Bond

47. Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee
48. Rodney King (2017) Spike Lee
49. Crooklyn (1994) Spike Lee

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This proved to be an interesting selection of films for my Spike Lee run, prompted by the release of Da 5 Bloods, which I had been meaning to see for weeks ever since it came out.

While fairly clever and innovative with unusually done flashbacks and some neat homages to Apocalypse Now and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre with some such parallels less obvious than others, it is nevertheless undeniable that Da 5 Bloods represents the cinematic force that Lee has come to be known as: messages laid on thick and heavy, but with such burning passion (even anger) behind them that the lack of subtlety could hardly matter less.

On the flipside, Crooklyn is equally engaging - if not more so - and represents Lee at his most calm and laidback. While there is still some anger and bitterness in the protagonist - a young girl with five brothers (no sisters), a male name and neighbourhood kids who hate her - the film is also a testament to the importance of family with some great scenes of them interacting together and sticking through it thick and thin.

Rodney King lies somewhere in between the other two films on Spike Lee's anger scale. What is interesting is how little Lee interferes with Roger Guenveur Smith's one-man show performance, playing not only the titular victim of police brutality, but also everyone else involved. There are some wonderful shots in which Lee captures the mesmerising stage lighting, but Lee mostly steps aside and just lets RGS's own passion flow.
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Post by Melvelet » July 24th, 2020, 9:20 am

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Melvelet wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 8:27 am
Jean Renoir
I still much prefer his contemporaries like Carné...

11. Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning 5/10
Got a -1 for misogyny (women falling for rapey hobo), something that also put me off Renoir's Toni for example.

12. The River 1951 6/10
The orientalism wasn't as bad as feared, mainly because India felt more like a 'flavor' (to use the film's own word) rather than a focus of the film's interest. I'm a bit baffled on why this seems to be so highly regarded (maybe the Criterion essay/interviews will help me a bit, I'll read/watch them later today).

13. La nuit du carrefour 1932 — a.k.a. Night at the Crossroads 6/10
I would like to see that car chase sequence with a higher quality that is at least a bit less (too) dark (although I wouldn't be surprised if that is about as high as quality as there ever was)

I still have French Cancan and Le carrosse d'or left, both of which don't look like my type of movie but who knows. Somehow my fixation on TSPDT has led to me enjoying the films outside of this challenge more than the ones posted here :D
I have a very similar reaction to Renoir, as you can see with my own run, and I agree with your assessment and ratings of Boudu and Night at the Crossroads. The former also seemed ridiculous as the Simon's beard is just so bizarrely fake. I really don't understand the love for these early Renoirs. I did love The River actually, in large part for the breathtaking cinematography, and I have not seen it for over a decade. It seemed very, very different from his other films generally. Feel similarly about French Cancan, but that is a film I can barely remember.
To be fair, it's maybe a 6+ for The River :D The last 30 minutes or so and the more documentary/Indian part could be called poetic, I appreciate it a bit more after the Martin Scorsese interview. If you liked the 'documentary' part of The River, you might like Forest of Bliss.

14. French Cancan 1955 6/10
Dancing and costume-heavy movies might never become a thing for me


I can get at least one more director this month. Wrt TSP Top 500 it will either be Cassavetes or Powell/Pressburger
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John Huston
1. The Man Who Would Be King 1975 7/10
2. Fat City 1972 8/10
3. The Dead 1987 6/10
4. Wise Blood 1979 6/10
5. The Night of the Iguana 1964 7/10
6. Let There Be Light 1946 6/10

Jean-Luc Godard
7. Numéro deux 1975 — a.k.a. Number Two 6/10
8. Sauve qui peut (la vie) 1980 — a.k.a. Every Man for Himself 5/10
9. Éloge de l'amour 2001 — a.k.a. In Praise of Love 5/10
10. Histoire(s) du cinéma 1998 7/10

Jean Renoir
11. Boudu sauvé des eaux 1932 — a.k.a. Boudu Saved from Drowning 5/10
12. The River 1951 6/10
13. La nuit du carrefour 1932 — a.k.a. Night at the Crossroads 6/10
14. French Cancan 1955 6/10

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Post by Obgeoff » July 24th, 2020, 11:13 am

Director #25: Mike Leigh (3)
97. Meantime (1983, Leigh) 7
98. Life Is Sweet (1990, Leigh) 8
99. Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (4)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6

Director #25: Mike Leigh (3)
97. Meantime (1983, Leigh) 7
98. Life Is Sweet (1990, Leigh) 8
99. Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8
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Post by flavo5000 » July 24th, 2020, 1:16 pm

nimimerkillinen wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 5:04 am
1. Next of Kin (1984) Atom Egoyan
2. Family Viewing (1987) Atom Egoyan
3. Speaking Parts (1989) Atom Egoyan
4. Where the Truth Lies (2005) Atom Egoyan
5. The Heat (2015) Paul Feig
6. Spy (2015) Paul Feig
Unfortunately, you'll need to post at least one more Feig before I can count it for the challenge based on the minimum 3 films for a director rule.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm

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July 24th, 2020, 6:32 am
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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) (20th film from Alfred E. Green) 5/10
Geez, you seem to be really into Alfred E. Green at the moment....

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Post by blocho » July 24th, 2020, 2:07 pm

sol wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:05 am
On the flipside, Crooklyn is equally engaging - if not more so - and represents Lee at his most calm and laidback. While there is still some anger and bitterness in the protagonist - a young girl with five brothers (no sisters), a male name and neighbourhood kids who hate her - the film is also a testament to the importance of family with some great scenes of them interacting together and sticking through it thick and thin.
On a totally random note, that girl in Crooklyn was my classmate in school at the time she appeared in the movie.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 24th, 2020, 2:13 pm

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Woody Allen is a little complicated to talk about. I mean, that’s the understatement of the century. This guy is by all accounts pretty sleazy offscreen. His movies are also very personal and often a reflection of his own views of life as well as typically starring Allen himself or an Allen surrogate which makes it doubly hard to separate the art from the artist in this instance. Allen returns again and again to themes of relationship struggles, crumbling marriages, neurotic self-sabotage and extra-marital affairs. He’s also incredibly prolific, having released at least one film nearly every year since 1971 (he skipped 1981 for some reason) and is also remarkably consistent meaning if you like one of his films chances are you will like most of them and vice-versa. Allen is capable of both genuinely funny, smart dialogue as well as real human drama. He’s also guilty of repeating himself with films feeling a little tossed off or rushed at times. Allen is also a noted jazz aficionado as well as a filmmaker who often pays homage to those who came before. His early comedies like Bananas and Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex… were touchstones of the era and made for a solid transition from his stand-up and writing gigs. His real breakout films in terms of being taken more seriously as a director were Annie Hall and Manhattan though, showing that he could weave compelling drama and characters amidst the comedy, paving the way for more purely dramatic work like Interiors and Another Woman. I think in general the #metoo movement has been a positive force for change in the industry (here’s hoping Hollywood takes it seriously and truly remains this way rather than acknowledging then sliding back into the old ways) but it can also be unfortunate in completely writing off entire careers. And I’m not just talking of Allen himself but also of the hundreds of cast and crew who have worked with him over the years who worked hard to produce great work and should not be discredited due to the actions of one person. I try to take a more objective lens on these, otherwise we’ll have to start putting the films of Chaplin, Polanski, Hitchcock and many others on the chopping block as well. I believe the important thing is to take action and prevent incidents like this from occurring again rather than try to erase history (and no, I’m not against taking down confederate statues. There’s a difference in preservation and glorification).
Oh boy… I was afraid this would get tricky. Hopefully I’m not triggering people and getting on ignore lists….

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187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)
Allen was known for his admiration for Ingmar Bergman with Interiors being his first open homage to the director. Another Woman strikes me as another Bergman-influenced film but with less overtly obvious influences as Interiors which was almost a direct Cries and Whispers comparison. In addition to the complex and nuanced story about the life we lead and how we internally cope with pain, Gene Rowlands is just excellent. Between this and her Cassavetes work, how is Gene Rowlands not considered by the general populous as one of the greatest actresses in film history?
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is more of a middling latter day Allen film. You have basically a group of upper middle class sophisticates struggling in love and life. In this instance we have While Josh Brolin is the neurotic Allen surrogate here, a writer who can’t see what’s right in front of him, Anthony Hopkins and Gemma Jones are the real focus points of this one, delivering fine performances. Still, the characters are pretty unlikable and unrelatable making this one non-essential.
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy feels to me like Allen doing Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night, a light frothy period comedy. It is pretty amusing and smartly written but ultimately I’m not sure what it really amounts to in the end.
I’ve always been partial to Allen’s more whimsical flights of fancy such as Purple Rose of Cairo and Midnight in Paris, so I may be a little more forgiving of Alice than some seem to be. The structure is oddly loose for an Allen picture in places, but it is a little amusing just to see Mia Farrow taking the Woody Allen role here. The moral also seems a bit dubious but it still has fun moments.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

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Post by sol » July 24th, 2020, 2:29 pm

blocho wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:07 pm
sol wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:05 am
On the flipside, Crooklyn is equally engaging - if not more so - and represents Lee at his most calm and laidback. While there is still some anger and bitterness in the protagonist - a young girl with five brothers (no sisters), a male name and neighbourhood kids who hate her - the film is also a testament to the importance of family with some great scenes of them interacting together and sticking through it thick and thin.
On a totally random note, that girl in Crooklyn was my classmate in school at the time she appeared in the movie.
That's amazing. And Zelda was amazing in the film too. B) Definitely one of the best child performances of the 1990s for my money; takes quite a bit to make a character as moody and bad-tempered as hers is so utterly sympathetic and enticing to follow around. I felt for her every step of the way.
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July 24th, 2020, 6:32 am
SpoilerShow
Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) (20th film from Alfred E. Green) 5/10
Geez, you seem to be really into Alfred E. Green at the moment....
As a matter of fact... :think:

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » July 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Woody Allen

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Woody Allen is a little complicated to talk about. I mean, that’s the understatement of the century. This guy is by all accounts pretty sleazy offscreen. His movies are also very personal and often a reflection of his own views of life as well as typically starring Allen himself or an Allen surrogate which makes it doubly hard to separate the art from the artist in this instance. Allen returns again and again to themes of relationship struggles, crumbling marriages, neurotic self-sabotage and extra-marital affairs. He’s also incredibly prolific, having released at least one film nearly every year since 1971 (he skipped 1981 for some reason) and is also remarkably consistent meaning if you like one of his films chances are you will like most of them and vice-versa. Allen is capable of both genuinely funny, smart dialogue as well as real human drama. He’s also guilty of repeating himself with films feeling a little tossed off or rushed at times. Allen is also a noted jazz aficionado as well as a filmmaker who often pays homage to those who came before. His early comedies like Bananas and Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex… were touchstones of the era and made for a solid transition from his stand-up and writing gigs. His real breakout films in terms of being taken more seriously as a director were Annie Hall and Manhattan though, showing that he could weave compelling drama and characters amidst the comedy, paving the way for more purely dramatic work like Interiors and Another Woman. I think in general the #metoo movement has been a positive force for change in the industry (here’s hoping Hollywood takes it seriously and truly remains this way rather than acknowledging then sliding back into the old ways) but it can also be unfortunate in completely writing off entire careers. And I’m not just talking of Allen himself but also of the hundreds of cast and crew who have worked with him over the years who worked hard to produce great work and should not be discredited due to the actions of one person. I try to take a more objective lens on these, otherwise we’ll have to start putting the films of Chaplin, Polanski, Hitchcock and many others on the chopping block as well. I believe the important thing is to take action and prevent incidents like this from occurring again rather than try to erase history (and no, I’m not against taking down confederate statues. There’s a difference in preservation and glorification).
Oh boy… I was afraid this would get tricky. Hopefully I’m not triggering people and getting on ignore lists….
Hear, hear! Very well said. Completely agree.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 24th, 2020, 4:02 pm

(Screenshots from 'La "Moara cu noroc"' and 'Rajnigandha')

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Victor Iliu
49. În sat la noi / In Our Village (1951) - 5/10
50. O scrisoare pierdută / A Lost Letter (1953) - 7.5/10
51. La "Moara cu noroc" / The Mill of Good Luck (1955) - 9 or 9.5/10

Basu Chatterjee
52. Rajnigandha / Tuberose (1974) - 9.5/10
53. Chhoti Si Baat / A Small Matter (1976) - 9/10
54. Dillagi / Infatuation (1978) - 6.5 or 7/10

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Post by Obgeoff » July 24th, 2020, 4:11 pm

Director #26: Billy Wilder (3)
100. A Foreign Affair (1948, WIlder) 7
101. The Seven Year Itch (1955, Wilder) 6
102. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Wilder) 6
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Director #1: Louis Malle (4)
1. Atlantic City, USA (1980, Malle) 8
2. Black Moon (1975, Malle) 7
3. My Dinner with Andre (1981, Malle) 9
4. Vanya on 42nd Street (1994, Malle) 8

Now up to 7 from Malle.

Director #2: Fritz Lang (3)
5. Fury (1936, Lang) 9
6. Man Hunt (1941, Lang) 7
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924, Lang) 7

Now up to 21 from Lang.

Director #3: Michael Curtiz (3)
8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, Curtiz) 8
9. The Breaking Point (1950, Curtiz) 7
10. Captain Blood (1935, Curtiz) 7

Now up to 8 from Curtiz.

Director #4: William Wyler (6)
11. Wuthering Heights (1939, Wyler) 7
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942, Wyler) 8
13. Dead End (1937, Wyler) 7
14. Jezebel (1938, Wyler) 7
15. The Letter (1940, Wyler) 7
16. The Little Foxes (1941, Wyler) 8

Now up to 15 from Wyler.

Director #5: Mervyn LeRoy (3)
17. Little Caesar (1931, LeRoy) 8
18. Mister Roberts (1955, Ford/LeRoy/Logan) 6
19. The Bad Seed (1956, LeRoy) 7

Now up to 6 from LeRoy.

Director #6: Anatole Litvak (7)
20. Prelude to War (1942, Capra/Litvak) 7
21. The Nazis Strike (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
22. Divide and Conquer (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
23. The Battle of Britain (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
24. The Battle of Russia (1943, Capra/Litvak) 7
25. The Battle of China (1944, Capra/Litvak) 7
26. War Comes to America (1945, Capra/Litvak) 7

Up to 8 from Litvak.

Director #7: Stan Brakhage (9, 45 shorts)
27-35. Brakhage Criterion Anthology Selection (45 shorts, 567 minutes)
The Dead (1960, Brakhage) 6 [11m]
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965, Brakhage) 6 [5m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967, Brakhage) 7 [33m]
The Machine of Eden (1970, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Wold Shadow (1972, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
The Process (1972, Brakhage) 6 [14m]
The Stars Are Beautiful (1974, Brakhage) 8 [19m]
Star Garden (1974, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Desert (1976, Brakhage) 5 [11m]
The Domain of the Moment (1977, Brakhage) 7 [18m]
Burial Path (1978, Brakhage) 6 [15m]
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978, Brakhage) 6 [31m]
Murder Psalm (1980, Brakhage) 6 [16m]
Duplicity III (1980, Brakhage) 6 [22m]
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981, Brakhage) 5 [27m]
Unconscious London Strata (1981, Brakhage) 5 [22m]
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981, Brakhage) 9 [3m]
Night Music (1986, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
Kindering (1987, Brakhage) 6 [3m]
The Dante Quartet (1987, Brakhage) 9 [6m]
Rage Net (1988, Brakhage) 7 [1m]
I... Dreaming (1988, Brakhage) 6 [8m]
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989, Brakhage) 5 [20m]
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990, Brakhage) 7 [16m]
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990, Brakhage) 6 [19m]
Glaze of Cathexis (1990, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Delicacies of Molten Horror Synapse (1991, Brakhage) 7 [10m]
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992, Brakhage) 8 [20m]
For Marilyn (1992, Brakhage) 8 [11m]
Crack Glass Eulogy (1992, Brakhage) 6 [6m]
Study in Color and Black and White (1993, Brakhage) 7 [3m]
Black Ice (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
The Mammals of Victoria (1994, Brakhage) 6 [34m]
I Take These Truths (1994, Brakhage) 8 [35m]
Comingled Containers (1997, Brakhage) 8 [5m]
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997, Brakhage) 7 [17m]
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997, Brakhage) 6 [18m]
Persian Series #1 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #2 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
Persian Series #3 (1999, Brakhage) 8 [2m]
The Dark Tower (1999, Brakhage) 8 [3m]
Lovesong (2001, Brakhage) 9 [11m]
Chinese Series (2003, Brakhage) 7 [2m]

Up to 64 works from Brakhage which is by far the most by number but presumably not by run time.

Director #8: Frank Capra (5)
36. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932, Capra) 7
37. The Strong Man (1926, Capra) 6
38. Lost Horizon (1937, Capra) 7
39. Lady for a Day (1933, Capra) 8
40. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944, Capra) 9

Including the Why We Fight series watched earlier this challenge, this brings me up to 20 films by Capra.

Director #9: Jules Dassin (3)
41. Thieves' Highway (1949, Dassin) 8
42. Brute Force (1947, Dassin) 8
43. The Naked City (1948, Dassin) 8

Brings me up to 5 Dassin's, each of which I have ranked as an 8.

Director #10: George Cukor (7)
44. One Hour With You (1932, Cukor/Lubitsch) 7
45. Sylvia Scarlett (1935, Cukor) 6
46. Dinner at Eight (1933, Cukor) 8
47. Little Women (1933, Cukor) 7
48. Camille (1936, Cukor) 7
49. The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger (1935, Cukor) 6
50. The Women (1939, Cukor) 8

Director #11: Rouben Mamoulian (3)
51. Applause (1929, Mamoulian) 7
52. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931, Mamoulian) 8
53. Silk Stockings (1957, Mamoulian) 7

Director #12: David Cronenberg (4)
54. The Brood (1979, Cronenberg) 7
55. Spider (2002, Cronenberg) 7
56. Scanners (1981, Cronenberg) 6
57. Naked Lunch (1991, Cronenberg) 6

Director #13: Kelly Reichardt (3)
58. First Cow (2019, Reichardt) 8
59. River of Grass (1994, Reichardt) 6
60. Ode (1999, Reichardt) 7
short. Travis (2009, Reichardt) 6

Director #14: Hirokazu Koreeda (3)
61. The Truth (2019, Koreeda) 8
62. Shoplifters (2018, Koreeda) 8
63. Maborosi (1995, Koreeda) 8

Director #15: James Whale (3)
64. The Invisbile Man (1933, Whale) 7
65. The Old Dark House (1932, Whale) 6
66. Show Boat (1936, Whale) 7

Director #16: John Carpenter (4)
67. Dark Star (1974, Carpenter) 4
68. The Fog (1980, Carpenter) 7
69. Escape from New York (1981, Carpenter) 8
70. Big Trouble in Little China (1986, Carpenter) 5

Director #17: Edward Dmytryk (3)
71. Crossfire (1947, Dmytryk) 7
72. Obsession (1949, Dmytryk) 8
73. Murder, My Sweet (1944, Dmytryk) 8

Director #18: Peter Jackson (3)
74. Bad Taste (1987, Jackson) 3
75. Braindead (1992, Jackson) 4
76. Heavenly Creatures (1994, Jackson) 7

Director #19: Howard Hawks (4)
77. Monkey Business (1952, Hawks) 6
78. Land of the Pharoahs (1955, Hawks) 6
79. Ball of Fire (1941, Hawks) 8
80. Sergeant York (1941, Hawks) 8

Director #20: Denis Villeneuve (3)
81. Enemy (2013, Villeneuve) 7
82. Prisoners (2013, Villeneuve) 8
83. Arrival (2016, Villeneuve) 10

Director #21: Stanley Kramer (3)
84. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, Kramer) 8
85. Ship of Fools (1967, Kramer) 7
86. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963, Kramer) 5

Director #22: Sidney Lumet (3)
87. Fail Safe (1964, Lumet) 9
88. The Pawnbroker (1964, Lumet) 7
89. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962, Lumet) 6

Director #23: Robert Aldrich (4)
90. The Dirty Dozen (1967, Aldrich) 7
91. The Big Knife (1955, Aldrich) 7
92. Hustle (1975, Aldrich) 8
93. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Aldrich) 7

Director #24: William Dieterle (3)
94. The Life of Emile Zola (1937, Dieterle) 7
95. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939, Dieterle) 7
96. All That Money Can Buy (1941, Dieterle) 6

Director #25: Mike Leigh (3)
97. Meantime (1983, Leigh) 7
98. Life Is Sweet (1990, Leigh) 8
99. Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8

Director #26: Billy Wilder (3)
100. A Foreign Affair (1948, WIlder) 7
101. The Seven Year Itch (1955, Wilder) 6
102. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Wilder) 6
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Post by allisoncm » July 24th, 2020, 4:50 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Woody Allen
I try to take a more objective lens on these, otherwise we’ll have to start putting the films of Chaplin, Polanski, Hitchcock and many others on the chopping block as well. I believe the important thing is to take action and prevent incidents like this from occurring again rather than try to erase history (and no, I’m not against taking down confederate statues. There’s a difference in preservation and glorification).
Oh boy… I was afraid this would get tricky. Hopefully I’m not triggering people and getting on ignore lists….

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
190. Alice (1990)
You're definitely not on any ignore lists. I was a huge Allen fan for quite some time. Another Woman and Alice are two of my favorites and severely underrated in my opinion.

I literally revamped my directors' list recently after years of letting "abuse" slide. I removed 3 directors and then I basically had to remove 4 more. There are still some questionable people on my list. Speaking strictly about Woody Allen, I have seen ALL of his films including The Harvey Wallinger Story which is only available in NY/LA archives. I have read Mia Farrow's book. I read the account that Babi Christina Engelhardt gave as well as Moses Farrow's defense of him. I never really felt the need to cancel him until recently: thinking about him having multiple sexual relationships with underage girls like Engelhardt (she implicated Farrow in their threesomes but it did not seem that Farrow knew her when she was underage). After much, much, much debate and thought, the only need to cancel Allen would be because of his illegal relationships with multiple teens. Also watching the Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson documentaries somewhat recently, it's clear that men in power will totally abuse it and it will sometimes take several years for things to catch up to them.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 6:32 am
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Director #1: Michael Dowse
1. Goon (2011, Michael Dowse)
2. The F Word / What If (2013, Michael Dowse)
3. Fubar (2002, Michael Dowse)
Director #2: Frederick Wiseman
4. In Jackson Heights (2015, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
5. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman) 6/10
6. Seraphita's Diary (1982, Frederick Wiseman) 2/10
BONUS: Frederick Wiseman on top 250 directors list (#152)
I might watch more Wiseman today, but I really wanted to list the first three films by him before I did that.
7. Belfast, Maine (1999, Frederick Wiseman) 5/10 (4th film in a row from Wiseman)
8. La Comédie-Française ou L'amour joué (1996) 5.5/10 (5th and final film from Wiseman for me)
Director #3: Werner Herzog
9. Family Romance, LLC (2019, Werner Herzog) 5+/10 MUBI
10. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen/Where the Green Ants Dream (1984, Werner Herzog) 7+/10
11. Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (2019, Werner Herzog) 6+/10
BONUS: Werner Herzog on top 250 directors list (#45)
Director #4: Alan J. Pakula
12. See You in the Morning (1989, Alan J. Pakula) 9/10
13. The Devil's Own (1997, Alan J. Pakula) 7/10
14. Consenting Adults (1992, Alan J. Pakula) 7.5/10
BONUS: Alan J. Pakula on top 250 directors list (#240)
15. Orphans (1987) (4th from Pakula) 5/10 Ultimately a misfire.
16. Dream Lover (1986) (5th from Pakula) 3/10 :(
17. Rollover (1981) (6th from Pakula) 6.5/10
18. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973) (7th from Pakula) 6/10
Director #5: Nicolas Roeg
19. Cold Heaven (1991, Nicolas Roeg) 5/10
20. Full Body Massage (1995, Nicolas Roeg) 3/10
21. Puffball (2007, Nicolas Roeg 2/10
BONUS: Nicolas Roeg on top 250 directors list (#79)
Director #6: Chantal Akerman
22. Là-bas (2006, Chantal Akerman) 5.5/10
23. Un jour Pina m'a demandé (1983, Chantal Akerman) 3/10
24. L'homme à la valise (1983, Chantal Akerman) 5/10
BONUS: Chantal Akerman on top 250 directors list (#85)
Director #7: Jonathan Demme
25. Last Embrace (1979, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
26. Caged Heat (1974, Jonathan Demme) 3/10
27. American Playhouse: Who Am I This Time? Jonathan Demme 4.9/10
BONUS: Jonathan Demme on top 250 directors list (#229)
Director #8: Nadine Trintignant
28. Le voleur de crimes (1969, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
29. Mon amour, mon amour (1967, Nadine Trintignant) 6/10
30. Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres (1971, Nadine Trintignant) 9/10
Director #9:Robert Altman
31. The James Dean Story (1957, Robert Altman) 6/10 good topic, kind of cheesy for a doc
32. HealtH (1980, Robert Altman) 2.5/10 What in the actual?
33. Countdown (Robert Altman) 3.5/10
BONUS: Robert Altman on top 250 directors list (#43)
Director #10: Sidney Lumet
34. Child’s Play (1972, Sidney Lumet) 8/10
35. Power (1986, Sidney Lumet) 7/10
36. Vu du pont (1962, Sidney Lumet) 5.75/10
BONUS: Sidney Lumet on top 250 directors list (#99)
Director #11: King Vidor
37. The Jack-Knife Man (1920) 5.6/10
38. An American Romance (1944) 6/10
39. Bird of Paradise (1932) 1.5/10
BONUS: King Vidor on top 250 directors list (#112)
Director #12: Raoul Walsh
40. A Distant Trumpet (1964, Raoul Walsh) 6/10
41. The Man Who Came Back (1931, Raoul Walsh) 7/10
42. The Monkey Talks (1927, Raoul Walsh) 5+/10
BONUS: Raoul Walsh on top 250 directors list (#148)
Director #13: Mikio Naruse
43.Nyonin aishû/A Woman’s Sorrows (1937, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
44. Haru no mezame/Spring Awakens (1947, Mikio Naruse)
45. Hôrô-ki aka Her Lonely Lane aka A Wanderer’s Notebook (1962, Mikio Naruse)
BONUS: Mikio Naruse on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #14: Sacha Guitry
46. Le destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary (1942, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
47. Aux deux colombes (1949, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
48. Si Paris nous était conté (1956, Sacha Guitry) 6.5/10
Director #15 Abel Gance
49. La Tour de Nesle (1955, Abel Gance) 6/10
50. Mater dolorosa (1917, Abel Gance) 7/10 Such exquisite photography.
51. Le capitaine Fracasse (1943, Abel Gance) 6/10
BONUS: Abel Gance on top 250 directors list (#109)
Director #16 Alain Corneau
52. Le môme (1986, Alain Corneau) 6/10
53. France société anonyme (1974, Alain Corneau) 6/10
54. Le nouveau monde (1995, Alain Corneau) 6.5/10
Director #17: Gérard Oury
55. L'as des as (1982, Gérard Oury) 7/10 - A very standard comedy that got Jo Jo Rabbit esque at times. There was an amazing chase scene that was pretty amazing, though.
56. La Folie des grandeurs (1971, Gérard Oury) 5/10
57. Le Crime ne paie pas (1962, Gérard Oury) 6/10
Director #18: Jacqueline Audry
58. Olivia (1950, Jacqueline Audry) 6+/10
59. Huis-Clos / No Exit (1954, Jacqueline Audry) Very interesting, but not very engaging to me. The strongest points were the writing and directing. Now if the actors had more charisma.
60. Le Secret du chevalier d’Eon (Jacqueline Audry) 7/10 Started off very standard and got very playful very fast. By today’s standard’s it’s a relatively tame film reminiscent of “The Favourite”, but back in the day, I’m sure it pushed boundaries for women and gender portrayals.
Director #19: Alexandre Astruc
61. La Lettre volée (1974, Alexandre Astruc) 5.5/10
62. La Proie pour l’ombre (1961, Alexandre Astruc) 6.2/10
63. Education Sentimentale (1962, Alexandre Astruc) 5.8/10
I first heard of Astruc in Jean Douchet's book: French New Wave and have been on a quest ever since to discover this severely underrated and underdiscussed French filmmaker.
Director #20: Georges Lautner
64. Le Guignolo (1980, Georges Lautner) 6.5/10
65. Le Professionel (1981, Georges Lautner) 6/10
66. Le Pacha (1968, Georges Lautner) 6/10
Director #21: William A. Wellman
67. Darby’s Rangers (1958, William A. Wellman) 6/10 General war propaganda
68. Woman Trap (1929, William A. Wellman) 5/10 Very rough and not much to it compared to his later works /
69. Call of the Wild (1935, William A. Wellman) 6.5/10
70. Thunder Birds [Soldiers of the Air] (1942, William A. Wellman) 6/10 Without Gene Tierney, I would have been bored stiff.
Director #22: Jacques Becker
71. Les aventures d'Arsène Lupin (1957, Jacques Becker) 5.7/10
72. Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1954, Jacques Becker) 6/10 Kind of fun because of Fernandel, but that’s all.
73. Dernier atout (1942, Jacques Becker) 5.5/10
Director #23: Jacques Feyder
74. Le Pied qui étreint (1916, Jacques Feyder) 5.5/10
75. Gribiche (1926, Jacques Feyder) 6.2+/10
76. Anna Christie (1931, Jacques Feyder) 6/10
Director #23: Frank Borzage
77. Secrets (1924, Frank Borzage) 6/10 I really enjoyed Borzage’s remake of this when I saw it on TCM years ago and was looking forward to seeing the original silent version with Norma Talmadge
78. Till We Meet Again (1944, Frank Borzage) 6/10
79. No Greater Glory (1934, Frank Borzage) 6/10
BONUS: Frank Borzage on top 250 directors list (#220)
Director #24: Nicolás Pereda
80. Verano de Goliat (2010, Nicolás Pereda) 5/10
81. Los mejores temas (2012, Nicolás Pereda) 2.8/10
82. Perpetuum Mobile (2009, Nicolás Pereda) 4.5/10
Director #25: Ken Russell
83. The Debussy Film (1965, Ken Russell) 5/10
84. Elgar: Fantasy of a Composer on a Bicycle (2002, Ken Russell) 6/10
85. The Planets (1983, Ken Russell) 6.2/10
BONUS: Ken Russell on top 250 directors list (#209)
Director #26: Alfred E. Green
86. The Girl from Manhattan (1948, Alfred E. Green) 6.1/10
87. The Mayor of 44th Street (1942, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10
88. Copacabana (1947, Alfred E. Green) 7/10
89. Two in a Crowd (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
90. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939, Alfred E. Green) 4/10
91. The Duke of West Point (1938, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
92. Let's Get Married (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5/10
93. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944, Alfred E. Green) 6/10 A charming movie that stars Edward G. Robinson as a patriotic man (8th film from Alfred E. Green)
94. The League of Frightened Men (1937, Alfred E. Green) 5.2/10 (9th film from Alfred E. Green)
95. The Narrow Corner (1933) 5/10 (10th film from Alfred E. Green)
96. Shooting High (1940) 5.3/10 The film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe and channeled ALL ABOUT EVE and ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD before they were ever released. (11th film from Alfred E. Green)
97. More Than a Secretary (1936) 5.2/10 (12th film from Alfred E. Green)
98. Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green) 5+/10 (13th film from Alfred E. Green)
99. Side Streets (1934, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (14th film from Alfred E. Green)
100. Smart Money (1931, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (15th film from Alfred E. Green)
101. They Met in a Taxi (1936, Alfred E. Green) 5.5/10 (16th film from Alfred E. Green)
102. Irene (1926) 5.5/10 (17th film from Alfred E. Green)
103. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921) 6.5/10 (18th film from Alfred E. Green)
104. It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) 5.2/10 (19th film from Alfred E. Green)
105. I Loved a Woman (1933) (20th film from Alfred E. Green) 5/10
Geez, you seem to be really into Alfred E. Green at the moment....
As a matter of fact... :think:
A Green Challenge to Wynorski, perhaps? :whistling:

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Post by flavo5000 » July 24th, 2020, 9:15 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 4:50 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Woody Allen
I try to take a more objective lens on these, otherwise we’ll have to start putting the films of Chaplin, Polanski, Hitchcock and many others on the chopping block as well. I believe the important thing is to take action and prevent incidents like this from occurring again rather than try to erase history (and no, I’m not against taking down confederate statues. There’s a difference in preservation and glorification).
Oh boy… I was afraid this would get tricky. Hopefully I’m not triggering people and getting on ignore lists….

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
190. Alice (1990)
You're definitely not on any ignore lists. I was a huge Allen fan for quite some time. Another Woman and Alice are two of my favorites and severely underrated in my opinion.

I literally revamped my directors' list recently after years of letting "abuse" slide. I removed 3 directors and then I basically had to remove 4 more. There are still some questionable people on my list. Speaking strictly about Woody Allen, I have seen ALL of his films including The Harvey Wallinger Story which is only available in NY/LA archives. I have read Mia Farrow's book. I read the account that Babi Christina Engelhardt gave as well as Moses Farrow's defense of him. I never really felt the need to cancel him until recently: thinking about him having multiple sexual relationships with underage girls like Engelhardt (she implicated Farrow in their threesomes but it did not seem that Farrow knew her when she was underage). After much, much, much debate and thought, the only need to cancel Allen would be because of his illegal relationships with multiple teens. Also watching the Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson documentaries somewhat recently, it's clear that men in power will totally abuse it and it will sometimes take several years for things to catch up to them.
Out of curiosity, what are the other directors that got the ban hammer from you?

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Post by flavo5000 » July 24th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Joe Dante

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Joe Dante is a bit of a kid at heart. Filling his films with references and homages to classic cult and monster movies of his childhood has been a staple of his since the beginning. He also tends to lace even the most serious of his films with elements of humor (except The Screwfly Solution which was almost serious to a fault). He first came to the attention of genre fans with the double whammy of Piranha and The Howling. With Gremlins, he basically cemented his reputation and has continued to produce many fun films since then like the cartoonishly wacky follow-up Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The ‘Burbs, Matinee (a tribute to showmen like William Castle that Dante obviously admired), Inner Space and several others. In more recent years he has more closely hewn to TV work like many once prominent directors who may have had trouble getting their personal visions funded in the Hollywood machine. He still continues to hold closely that element of childlike delight that punctuates the best of his films though.

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191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy was pitched as a TV pilot for an on-going series that was never picked up which leaves the ending pretty unsatisfying. As far as the themes and story, it bears a similarity to the Sci-fi Channel series Andromeda that would come out a few years later and involves a group of folks who band together amidst turmoil to rescue a kidnapped girl and right wrongs in the galaxy. The plot feels overstuffed with minor details (it’s obvious the writer intended to flesh much of this out later) and the script feels like it’s going for a Star Trek vibe with its political dealings and overabundance of dialogue. It’s definitely not one I would recommend for casual fans of Dante expecting more like Gremlins or The Howling.
Nightmare Cinema is a five-part anthology with, in addition to Dante, segments by Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train, Versus), Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and David Slade (Hard Candy, Twilight: Eclipse) that uses Mickey Roarke as the cryptkeeper-esque figure of the wraparound segment as a haunted projectionist. Dante’s segment involving some plastic surgery body horror goes more for the gross out and is fine but not stellar. Brugues’ segment is fairly clever and starts where most slashers end mid-final girl chase. Mick Garris’ segment about a boy involved in a shooting teetered between life and death is a little cheesy but not actively bad. Kitamura’s ridiculously violent segment at a boarding school run by a priest and nuns is all about the blood and has a pretty cool soundtrack. Slade’s segment is the most atypical, shot in black & white and dealing with the deterioration of a woman’s mental state manifests as layer upon layer of dirt and grime on everything she sees.
The Hole feels like an old school Dante film, a legit horror film targeted to kids with a neat premise involving kids who discover a bottomless pit in their basement and the things that crawl out of it. Some of the writing is a little weak in places but the film has such a well-balanced sense of fun and horror that it’s forgivable. Plus it was nice to see Dante veterans like Bruce Dern and Dick Miller one more time and the set design at the climax was a delight to watch.
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Run #1: Early Hitchcock Comedies
1. Juno and the Paycock (Hitchcock, 1930)
2. Elstree Calling (Hitchcock, 1930)
3. The Farmer's Wife (Hitchcock, 1928)
4. Champagne (Hitchcock, 1928)

Run #2: Umberto Lenzi
5. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso a.k.a. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (Lenzi, 1972)
6. Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare a.k.a. Almost Human (Lenzi, 1974)
7. Un posto ideale per uccidere a.k.a. An Ideal Place to Kill (Lenzi, 1971)
8. Un ponte per l'inferno a.k.a. Bridge to Hell (Lenzi, 1986)
9. La guerra del ferro a.k.a. Ironmaster (Lenzi, 1983)
10. La casa 3 a.k.a. Ghosthouse (Lenzi, 1983)

Run #3: Takashi Miike
11. Toppuu! Minipato tai - Aikyacchi Jankushon a.k.a. Eyecatch Junction (Miike, 1991)
12. Rapurasu no majo a.k.a. Laplace's Witch (Miike, 2018)
13a. Kôji Kikkawa - Pandoora (Miike, 2002)
13b. Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru a.k.a. Making of Shinya Tsukamoto's Gemini (Miike, 2000)
13c. Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! E1-2 (Miike, 2017)
14. Terra Formars (Miike, 2016)
15. Silver - shirubaa (Miike, 1999)
16. Mugen no jûnin a.k.a. Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017)
17. Aku no kyôten a.k.a. Lesson of Evil (2012)
18. Kuime a.k.a. Over Your Dead Body (Miike, 2014)

Run #4: Mentally Disaffected David Cronenberg
19. M. Butterfly (Cronenberg, 1993)
20. A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011)
21a. Peep Show: The Lie Chair (Cronenberg, 1975)
21b. Teleplay: The Italian Machine (Cronenberg, 1976)
21c. The Nest (Cronenberg, 2013)

Run #5: Literary Welles
22. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Welles, 1951)
23. Macbeth (Welles, 1948)
24. Histoire immortelle a.k.a. The Immortal Story (Welles, 1968)

Run #6: Oliver Stone
25. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Stone, 2010)
26. Seizure (Stone, 1974)
27. Mi Amigo Hugo (Stone, 2014)

Run #7: Jacques Tourneur
28. Berlin Express (Tourneur, 1948)
29. La battaglia di Maratona a.k.a. Giant of Marathon (Tourneur/Bava, 1959)
30. War-Gods of the Deep (Tourneur, 1965)

Run #8: Pupi Avati
31. Zeder a.k.a. Revenge of the Dead (Avati, 1983)
32. Il cuore altrove a.k.a. Incantato (Avati, 2003)
33. L'arcano incantatore a.k.a. Arcane Sorcerer (Avati, 1996)

Run #9: Early D.W. Griffith
34a. The Sealed Room (1909)
34b. The Unchanging Sea (1910)
34c. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)
34d. The Mothering Heart (1913)
35a. The New York Hat (1912)
35b. An Unseen Enemy (1912)
35c. Enoch Arden (1911)
36a. The Adventures of Dollie (1908)
36b. The Usurer (1910)
36c. The Miser's Heart (1911)
36d. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

Run #10: Judd Apatow
37. May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers (Apatow/Michael Bonfiglio, 2017)
38. The King of Staten Island (Apatow, 2020)
39. This Is 40 (Apatow, 2012)

Run #11: Francis Ford Coppola
40. Finian's Rainbow (Coppola, 1968)
41. Gardens of Stone (Coppola, 1987)
42. Tonight for Sure (Coppola, 1962)

Run #12: John Carpenter
43. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
44. Elvis (1979)
45. The Ward (2010)

Run #13: Sam Fuller
46. Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße a.k.a. Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
47. Shark! (!969)
48. China Gate (1957)

Run #14: Pete Walker
49. House of Mortal Sin (1976)
50. The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)
51. For Men Only (1968)

Run #15: William Friedkin
52. Deal of the Century (1983)
53. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017)
54. Good Times (1967)

Run #16: Antonio Margheriti
55. I sopravvissuti della città morta a.k.a. Temple of Hell (1984)
56. Nella stretta morsa del ragno a.k.a. Web of the Spider (1971)
57. Assignment Outer Space (1960)
58. La lunga cavalcata a.k.a. Take A Hard Ride (1975)
59. La morte negli occhi del gatto a.k.a. Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye (1973)
60. Con la rabbia agli occhi a.k.a. Death Rage (!976)
61. I giganti di Roma a.k.a. Giants of Rome (1964)

Run #17: D.A. Pennebaker
62. Original Cast Album: Company (1970)
63. 65 Revisited (2007)
64a. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)
64b. Little Richard: Keep On Rockin' (1969)
64c. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

Run #18: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
65. Nobi a.k.a. Fires on the Plain (2014)
66. Kotoko (2011)
67. Zan a.k.a. Killing (2018)
68. Denchû kozô no bôken a.k.a. The Adventure of Denchu Kozo (1987)
69. Vital (2004)
70. Akumu tantei a.k.a. Nightmare Detective (2006)

Run #19: John Frankenheimer
71. Andersonville (1996)
72. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
73. The Challenge (1982)
74. Grand Prix (1966)
75. The Young Savages (1961)

Run #20: Monte Hellman
72. Back Door to Hell (1964)
73. Road to Nowhere (2010)
74. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Run #21: Tobe Hooper
75. Night Terrors (1993)
76. Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories: Ghosts R Us/Legend of Kate Morgan/School Spirit (1991)
77. Mortuary (2005)
78. Invaders from Mars (1986)
79. Djinn (2013)
80. Eggshells (1969)
81. The Dark (1979)
82. Crocodile (2000)
83. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
Short: Heisters (1964)

Run #22: Brian De Palma
84. Passion (2012)
85. Home Movies (1979)
86. The Wedding Party (1969)
87. Murder à la Mod (1968)

Run #23: Atom Egoyan
88. Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande (1997)
89. Remember (2015)
90. Ararat (2002)

Run #24: Ted V. Mikels
91. The Doll Squad (1973)
92. Mission: Killfast (1991)
93. The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Run #25: David Hand
94. Bambi (1942)
95-96. Shorts [Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), Thru the Mirror (1936), Mickey's Elephant (1936), Mickey's Polo Team (1936), Alpine Climbers (1936), Magician Mickey (1937), The Whalers (1938), Birds in the Spring (1933), Old King Cole (1933), Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936), Little Hiawatha (1937), Three Orphan Kittens (1935), More Kittens (1936), The Flying Mouse (1934), Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)]

Run #26: Ben Sharpsteen
97. Dumbo (1941)
98-99. Shorts [On Ice (1935), Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), Mickey's Circus (1936), Moving Day (1936), Orphans' Picnic (1936), Hawaiian Holiday (1937), Moose Hunters (1937), The Worm Turns (1937), Clock Cleaners (1937), Mickey's Trailer (1938), Broken Toys (1935), Cock o' the Walk (1935), Nature's Strangest Creatures (1959)]

Run #27: Anurag Kashyap
100. Bombay Talkies (2013)
101. Dev.D (2009)
102. Ugly (2013)

Run #28: Blake Edwards
103. Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
104. Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
105. The Tamarind Seed (1974)

Run #29: Jean Rollin
106. Les deux orphelines vampires a.k.a. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
107. Jeunes filles impudiques a.k.a. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)
108. La vampire nue a.k.a. The Nude Vampire (1970)
109. La rose de fer a.k.a. The Iron Rose (1973)

Run #30: Jean-Luc Godard
110. Hélas pour moi a.k.a. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
111. Soigne ta droite a.k.a. Keep Your Right Up (1987)
112. Les plus belles escroqueries du monde a.k.a. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (1964)

Run #31: Claude Chabrol
113. Ophélia (1963)
114. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
115. Les dossiers secrets de l'inspecteur Lavardin: Maux croisés a.k.a. Danger Lies in the Words (1989)

Run #32: Wes Craven
116. The Fireworks Woman (1975)
117. Chiller (1985)
118. Disneyland: Casebusters (1986)
119. My Soul to Take (2010)
120. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
121. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
122. Summer of Fear (1978)

Run #33: Douglas Sirk
123. Battle Hymn (1957)
124. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)
125. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Run #34: Bruno Mattei
126. La tomba a.k.a. The Tomb (2006)
127. Violenza in un carcere femminile a.k.a. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)
128. Blade Violent - I violenti a.k.a. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)
129. Shocking Dark (1989)
130. L'altro inferno a.k.a. The Other Hell (1981)
131. Anime perse a.k.a. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006)

Run #35: Frank Capra
132. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
133. The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (1957)
134. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Run #36: Ridley Scott
135. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
136. All the Money in the World (2017)
137. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Run #37: G.W. Pabst
138. Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü a.k.a. White Hell of Piz Palu (1929)
139. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen a.k.a. Diary of a Lost Girl (1928)
140. Geheimnisse einer Seele a.k.a. Secrets of a Soul (1926)

Run #38: David Lynch
141. Rabbits (2002)
142. Mulholland Dr. (1999)
143. Eraserhead Stories (2001)
144. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
145. Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage (2019)
146. More Things That Happened (2007)
147a. What Did Jack Do? (2017)
147b. David Lynch Cooks Quinoa (2007)
147c. Ballerina (2007)
147d. Fire (PoZar) (2020)

Run #39: Dario Argento
148. Dracula 3D (2012)
149. La porta sul buio: Il tram a.k.a. The Train (1973)
150. Non ho sonno a.k.a. Sleepless (2001)
151. Il cartaio a.k.a. The Card Player (2004)
152. Giallo (2009)
153. Il fantasma dell'opera a.k.a. Phantom of the Opera (1998)

Run #40: Peter Bogdanovich
154. Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)
155. Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998)
156. A Saintly Switch (1999)
157. Daisy Miller (1974)
158. The Thing Called Love (1993)

Run #41: Doris Wishman
159. Diary of a Nudist (1961)
160. The Sex Perils of Paulette (1965)
161. My Brothers Wife (1966)

Run #42: Mary Harron
162. The Moth Diaries (2011)
163. Anna Nicole (2013)
164. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)

Run #43: Wim Wenders
165. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
166. Submergence (2017)
167. The End of Violence (1997)
168. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Run #44: Sion Sono
169. Tsumetai nettaigyo a.k.a. Cold Fish (2010)
170. Koi no tsumi a.k.a. Guilty of Romance (2011)
171. Dankon: The Man (1998)
172. Seigi no tatsujin: Nyotai tsubo saguri a.k.a. Teachers of Sexual Play: Modelling Urns with the Female Body (2000)
173. Kessen! Joshiryô tai Danshiryô a.k.a. Decisive Match! Girls Dorm Against Boys Dorm (1988)
174. Antiporno (2016)
175. Love & Peace (2015)
176-177. Shorts: 0cm4 (2001), Ore wa Sono Sion da! a.k.a. I Am Sono Sion! (1985), Vagina and Virgin (1995), Love Songs (1984), Ai a.k.a. Love (1986), Chichi no hi a.k.a. Father's Day (2003), Kaze a.k.a. Wind (1998), Great Riches - MV DEEP INTO THE DAYDREAM ~ I Can't afford ~ (music video), Halko Momoi - Mail Me (music video)

Run #45: Sam Peckinpah
178. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
179. ABC Stage 67: Noon Wine (1966)
180. The Killer Elite (1975)

Run #46: Stuart Gordon
181. Robot Jox (1989)
182. King of the Ants (2003)
183. Daughter of Darkness (1990)

Run #47: Masayuki Kojima
184. Made in Abyss: Hôrô Suru Tasogare a.k.a. Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight (2019)
185. A Spirit of the Sun (2006)
186. Tibet inu monogatari a.k.a. Tibetan Dog (2011)

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
188. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
189. A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
190. Alice (1990)

Run #49: Joe Dante
191. The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy a.k.a. Osiris Chronicles (1998)
192. Nightmare Cinema (2018)
193. The Hole (2009)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 24th, 2020, 9:55 pm

A bad poem is worth repeating...

My bologna has a first name
It’s P.O.L.O.N.I.A.
And if you ask me why, I’ll say
‘Cause the brothers have a way
Of making movies fun to play!

My Polonia bologna run begins shortly after John passed and Mark began his solo career…

122. Empire of the Apes (2013 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.5
123. Camp Blood First Slaughter (2014 / Mark Polonia) 5/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.5
124. Jurassic Prey (2015 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 1.7
125. Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (2016 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.1
126. Sharkenstein (2016 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.1
127. Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.7

They perpetrated crimes against humanity over and over and over…Show
1. Missile to the Moon (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7-/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.9
2. She Demons (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.6
3. Giant From the Unknown (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.7
4. Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958 / Richard E. Cunha) FTV 7+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again (2016 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.2
6. High School Musical (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.4
7. High School Musical 2 (2007 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {104 m.} imdb: 5.0
8. High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2006 / Kenny Ortega) FTV 7+/10 {112 m.} imdb: 4.8

9. Blood Feast (1963 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6/10 {67 m.} imdb: 5.1
10. Moonshine Mountain (1964 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.2
11. Monster a-Go Go (1965 / Herschell Gordon Lewis) 6+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.2

12. Invasion from Inner Earth (1974 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.4
13. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975 / Bill Rebane) FTV 8/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
14. The Alpha Incident (1978 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.7
15. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979 / Bill Rebane) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.4
16. Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake (1981 / Bill Rebane) 7/10 {96 m.} imdb: 2.9
17. The Demons of Ludlow (1983 / Bill Rebane) 6+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 3.4
18. The Game (1984 / Bill Rebane) 6/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.2
19. Blood Harvest (1987 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.5
20. Twister’s Revenge (1988 / Bill Rebane) FTV 5/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.2

21. Sharknado (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
22. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7+/10 {95 m.} imdb: 4.0]
23. Hansel and Gretel (2013 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 7/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.8
24. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 6/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.1
25. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.9
26. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 4+/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.9
27. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time (2018 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.5
28. Headless Horseman (2007 / Anthony C. Ferrante) FTV 5+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.8

29. Starcrash (1978 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {92 m.} imdb: 4.0
30. Contamination (1980 / Luigi Cozzi) 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 5.3
31. Hercules (1983 / Luigi Cozzi) 8/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.0
32. The Adventures of Hercules (1985 / Luigi Cozzi) 7+/10 {88 m.} imdb: 4.0

33. Zoombies (2016 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.3
34. Zoombies 2 (2019 / Glenn Miller) FTV 7-/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.4
35. Santa Claws (2014 / Glenn Miller) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.2

36. The Beast of Bray Road (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 7+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.0
37. King of the Lost World (2005 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {80 m.} imdb: 2.4
38. Transmorphers (2007 / Leigh Scott) FTV 2/10 {86 m.} imdb: 1.7
39. Flu Bird Horror (2008 / Leigh Scott) FTV 3/10 {89 m. imdb: 3.1

40. Transmorphers: Fall of Man (2009 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.0
41. Avalanche Sharks (2014 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 2/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.3
42. Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 7/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.7
43. Sinbad and the War of the Furies (2016 / Scott Wheeler) FTV 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.5

44. The Alien Factor (1978 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.1
45. Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage (2001 / Don Dohler) 6+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.5
46. The Galaxy Invader (1985 / Don Dohler) 8/10 {79 m.} imdb: 3.1

47. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.3
48. Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7/10 {98 m.} imdb: 5.0
49. Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 7+/10 {100 m.} imdb: 4.5
50. Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016 / Don Michael Paul) FTV 5+/10 {99 m.} imdb: 5.4

51. Man Beast (1956 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.1
52. The Incredible Petrified World (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.1
53. Teenage Zombies (1959 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.0
54. Terror of the Bloodhunters (1962 / Jerry Warren) 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
55. Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {60 m.} imdb: 2.9
56. Attack of the Mayan Mummy (1964 / Jerry Warren) 4/10 {77 m.} imdb: 2.3
57. Curse of the Stone Hand (1965 / Jerry Warren) 5/10 {67 m.} imdb: 3.5
58. Creature of the Walking Dead (1965 / Jerry Warren) FTV 7+/10 {74 m.} imdb: 3.0
59. House of the Black Death (1965 / Jerry Warren) 7/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.6
60. The Wild World of Batwoman (1966 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 2.0
61. Frankenstein Island (1981 / Jerry Warren) 7+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 2.2

62. Point of Impact (1993 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {97 m.} imdb: 3.2
63. Shark Attack (1999 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 7/10 {95 m.} imdb: 3.4
64. Derailed (2002 / Bob Misiorowski) FTV 6/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.0

65. Phantom from Space (1953 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.2
66. Killers from Space (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.4
67. The Snow Creature (1954 / W. Lee Wilder) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.3

68. Bounty Hunters (1996 / George Erschbamer) FTV 6-/10 {98 m.} imdb: 4.5
69. Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball (1997 / George Erschbamer) FTV 5+/10 {97 m.} imdb: 4.5
70. Aliens in the Wild, Wild West (1999 / George Erschbamer) FTV 4/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.6

71. King Dinosaur (1955 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 5+/10 {63 m.} imdb: 2.1
72. Beginning of the End (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.8
73. The Cyclops (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {66 m.} imdb: 4.5
74. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.5
75. Attack of the Puppet People (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 6/10 {79 m.} imdb: 4.6
76. War of the Colossal Beast (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 3.7
77. The Spider (1958 / Bert I. Gordon) 8/10 {73 m.} imdb: 4.4
78. Tormented (1960 / Bert I. Gordon) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 4.6
79. The Magic Sword (1962 / Bert I. Gordon) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.6
80. Village of the Giants (1965 / Bert I. Gordon) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
81. Empire of the Ants (1977 / Bert I. Gordon) 7+/10 {89 m.} imdb: 4.3

82. Tyrannosaurus Azteca (2007 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 5+/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.8
83. Pimpin’ Pee Wee (2009 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 4.4
84. Arctic Blast (2010 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 6/10 {92 m.} imdb: 3.9
85. Drive Hard (2014 / Brian Trenchard-Smith) FTV 8/10 {96 m.} imdb: 4.3

86. Terror of Tiny Town (1938 / Sam Newfield) 6+/10 {62 m.} imdb: 3.8
87. The Mad Monster (1942 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {77 m.} imdb: 3.4
88. Dead Men Walk (1943 / Sam Newfield) 5+/10 {64 m.} imdb: 4.7
89. The Monster Maker (1944 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {62 m.} imdb: 4.7
90. White Pongo (1945 / Sam Newfield) 4/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.9
91. The Flying Serpent (1946 / Sam Newfield) 6/10 {59 m.} imdb: 4.9

92. Deathstalker II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 5.2
93. Big Bad Mama II (1987 / Jim Wynorski) 8+/10 {83 m.} imdb: 4.8
94. Not of This Earth (1988 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 4.8
95. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989 / Jim Wynorski) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 4.7
96. Sorority House Massacre II (1990 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {77 m.} imdb: 4.9
97. 976-Evil II (1991 / Jim Wynorski) 7-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 4.3
98. Munchie (1992 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.7
99. Ghoulies IV (1994 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 2.8
100. Sorceress (1995 / Jim Wynorski) 6-/10 {93 m.} imdb: 3.8
101. Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5/10 {80 m.} imdb: 4.2
102. The Pandora Project (1998 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {89 m.} imdb: 3.8
103. Raptor (2001 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
104. The Curse of the Komodo (2004 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {92 m.} imdb: 2.8
105. Komodo vs. Cobra (2005 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 5+/10 {94 m.} imdb: 2.8
106. Bone Eater (2007 / Jim Wynorski) 6+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 2.9
107. Vampire in Vegas (2009 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 6+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.4
108. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010 / Jim Wynorski) 7/10 {87 m.} imdb: 3.1
109. Piranhaconda (2012 / Jim Wynorski) FTV 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.9
110. Sharkansas Women’s Prison Massacre (2015 / Jim Wynorski) 5/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.1
111. Nessie & Me (2016 / Jim Wynorski) 4+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3

112. Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.7
113. Blood of Dracula’s Castle (1969 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {84 m.} imdb: 3.5
114. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
115. Brain of Blood (1971 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {87 m.} imdb: 2.9
116. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971 / Al Adamson) 6/10 {91 m.} imdb: 3.5

117. Doctor Dracula (1978 / Al Adamson) 4/10 {88 m.} imdb: 2.6
118. Carnival Magic (1983 / Al Adamson) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 2.3

119. Bimbos B.C. (1990 / Todd Sheets) 2+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 1.7
120. Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991 / Todd Sheets) 4+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 1.9
121. Sorority Babes in the Dance-A-Thon of Death (1991 / Todd Sheets) 2/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.0

122. Empire of the Apes (2013 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.5
123. Camp Blood First Slaughter (2014 / Mark Polonia) 5/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.5
124. Jurassic Prey (2015 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7+/10 {87 m.} imdb: 1.7
125. Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (2016 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {79 m.} imdb: 2.1
126. Sharkenstein (2016 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 2.1
127. Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.7


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Post by allisoncm » July 24th, 2020, 10:18 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 7:47 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm
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July 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm


Geez, you seem to be really into Alfred E. Green at the moment....
As a matter of fact... :think:
A Green Challenge to Wynorski, perhaps? :whistling:
You're on! :cowbow:
I was going to binge on Allan Dwan or Michael Curtiz, but I couldn't stop myself with Alfred E. Green. I am planning to binge-watch his films until Sunday when I'll switch it up again.

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Post by allisoncm » July 24th, 2020, 11:03 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:15 pm
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July 24th, 2020, 4:50 pm
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Woody Allen
I try to take a more objective lens on these, otherwise we’ll have to start putting the films of Chaplin, Polanski, Hitchcock and many others on the chopping block as well. I believe the important thing is to take action and prevent incidents like this from occurring again rather than try to erase history (and no, I’m not against taking down confederate statues. There’s a difference in preservation and glorification).
Oh boy… I was afraid this would get tricky. Hopefully I’m not triggering people and getting on ignore lists….

Run #48: Woody Allen
187. Another Woman (1988)
190. Alice (1990)
You're definitely not on any ignore lists. I was a huge Allen fan for quite some time. Another Woman and Alice are two of my favorites and severely underrated in my opinion.

I literally revamped my directors' list recently after years of letting "abuse" slide. I removed 3 directors and then I basically had to remove 4 more. There are still some questionable people on my list. Speaking strictly about Woody Allen, I have seen ALL of his films including The Harvey Wallinger Story which is only available in NY/LA archives. I have read Mia Farrow's book. I read the account that Babi Christina Engelhardt gave as well as Moses Farrow's defense of him. I never really felt the need to cancel him until recently: thinking about him having multiple sexual relationships with underage girls like Engelhardt (she implicated Farrow in their threesomes but it did not seem that Farrow knew her when she was underage). After much, much, much debate and thought, the only need to cancel Allen would be because of his illegal relationships with multiple teens. Also watching the Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson documentaries somewhat recently, it's clear that men in power will totally abuse it and it will sometimes take several years for things to catch up to them.
Out of curiosity, what are the other directors that got the ban hammer from you?
My favorite director, Alfred Hitchcock, was #1 and got the axe the second time around.
Also: John Huston, Bertolucci, Polanski, and Breillat. I heard some rumors about Milos Forman that circulated around the time he died, but was unable to verify anything. So if anyone knows anything about Forman, please let me know. Otherwise, I would probably add him back. All of these filmmakers are good, which is why they were on my favorites list in the first place. I have spent years mulling over this debate. I think it's true that the work speaks for itself and not everyone should be necessarily dismissed along with the movies. Frankly, if Woody Allen released a film tomorrow, I'd really want to see it still. However, it's true that people have propped up these men (and sometimes women) for years when their behavior has been unacceptable by most people's standards. Anyway, it was very hard to axe some people from the list, but I did because of the current climate and I am glad things are shifting in this direction.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 25th, 2020, 2:47 am

allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 11:03 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 9:15 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 4:50 pm

You're definitely not on any ignore lists. I was a huge Allen fan for quite some time. Another Woman and Alice are two of my favorites and severely underrated in my opinion.

I literally revamped my directors' list recently after years of letting "abuse" slide. I removed 3 directors and then I basically had to remove 4 more. There are still some questionable people on my list. Speaking strictly about Woody Allen, I have seen ALL of his films including The Harvey Wallinger Story which is only available in NY/LA archives. I have read Mia Farrow's book. I read the account that Babi Christina Engelhardt gave as well as Moses Farrow's defense of him. I never really felt the need to cancel him until recently: thinking about him having multiple sexual relationships with underage girls like Engelhardt (she implicated Farrow in their threesomes but it did not seem that Farrow knew her when she was underage). After much, much, much debate and thought, the only need to cancel Allen would be because of his illegal relationships with multiple teens. Also watching the Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly, and Michael Jackson documentaries somewhat recently, it's clear that men in power will totally abuse it and it will sometimes take several years for things to catch up to them.
Out of curiosity, what are the other directors that got the ban hammer from you?
My favorite director, Alfred Hitchcock, was #1 and got the axe the second time around.
Also: John Huston, Bertolucci, Polanski, and Breillat. I heard some rumors about Milos Forman that circulated around the time he died, but was unable to verify anything. So if anyone knows anything about Forman, please let me know. Otherwise, I would probably add him back. All of these filmmakers are good, which is why they were on my favorites list in the first place. I have spent years mulling over this debate. I think it's true that the work speaks for itself and not everyone should be necessarily dismissed along with the movies. Frankly, if Woody Allen released a film tomorrow, I'd really want to see it still. However, it's true that people have propped up these men (and sometimes women) for years when their behavior has been unacceptable by most people's standards. Anyway, it was very hard to axe some people from the list, but I did because of the current climate and I am glad things are shifting in this direction.
I'm not familiar with anything around Milos Forman and a 20 minute Google search found nothing for me, so you're probably ok with him. He seemed to stir up political controversy but I can't find any abuse allegations or anything of that nature. Polanski's a pretty obvious one and what Bertolucci and Brando did on the set of Last Tango in Paris was pretty damn scummy. Huston I'm guessing is because of his constant extramarital affairs and the way he'd treat people when he was drunk (which was apparently like 80% of the time)? What pushed Breillat over the line? Also what about Charlie Chaplin? He was easily even worse than what Polanski did.
I can't really think of any directors that I would just straight up refuse to watch something by based on their personal history, although if any come close it'd be Victor Salva. He's one that I really don't understand how cancel culture hasn't gotten to him. He was straight up charged with and found guilty of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child actor on the set of his film Clownhouse in 1989 as well as being found with child pornography. He went to prison for a couple years, got out, spent a couple years writing scripts and was back to making movies again by the mid-90s including Powder, a Disney movie, and the Jeepers Creepers movies which were huge hits. And this stuff was not a secret. It was on public record. And he continued to steadily work on movies, releasing Jeepers Creepers 3 in 2017 right as the #metoo movement blew up. And for some reason even with his abuse victim calling for boycotts on a regular basis, he's still working with two movies in pre-production right now... I mean... what the fuck?

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