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Post by allisoncm » July 28th, 2020, 6:16 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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) 5/10 (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)
121. Colleen (1936) 5/10 (36th film from Alfred E. Green)
122. A Thousand and One Nights (1945) The “genie” is played by a woman, but otherwise this was a horrible take: the humor wasn’t that spot-on and I almost turned it off within minutes. 4/10 (37th film from Alfred E. Green)
123. Four Faces West (1948) 5/10 (38th film from Alfred E. Green)
124. 20,000 Men a Year (1939) 5.2/10 (39th and final film from Alfred E. Green)
Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10

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#522

Post by cinephage » July 28th, 2020, 6:24 am

Extending my Duvivier run with one more title...

10. Le Golem, by Julien Duvivier (1936) 6/10

I enjoyed the Prague recreation, but the plot is pretty bland here...
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01. Noah's Ark, by Michael Curtiz (1928) 7,5/10
02. The Egyptian, by Michael Curtiz (1954) 7/10
03. The Walking Dead, by Michael Curtiz (1936) 8/10

04. Les amants de Montparnasse, de Jacques Becker (1958) 8/10
05. Antoine et Antoinette, de Jacques Becker (1947) 7,5/10
06. Goupi mains rouges, de Jacques Becker (1943) 8/10

07. Poil de carotte, by Julien Duvivier (1925) 8/10
08. The Great Waltz, by Julien Duvivier (1938) 8,5/10
09. Chair de poule, by Julien Duvivier (1963) 7,5/10

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Post by 72aicm » July 28th, 2020, 7:19 am

David Cronenberg:
19. Rabid (1977)
20. The Brood (1979)
21. Scanners (1981)
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Quentin Tarantino:
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) 10/10 (rewatch)
2. Four Rooms (1995) 5/10
3. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) 9/10 (rewatch)

Martin Scorsese:
4. The Color of Money (1986) 6/10
5. Hugo (2011) 7/10
6. The Irishman (2019) 6.5/10

Elio Petri:
7. A ciascuno il suo (1967) 6.5/10
8. Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968) 7/10
9. La classe operaia va in paradiso (1971) 8.5/10

Rolf de Heer:
10. Dance Me to My Song (1998) 9/10
11. Twelve Canoes (2009) 6.5/10
12. The King is Dead! (2012) 6.5/10

Dino Risi:
13. I mostri (1963) 5.5/10
14. In nome del popolo italiano (1971) 6/10
15. I nuovi mostri (1977) 7/10

Antonio Pietrangeli:
16. Fantasmi a Roma (1961) 8/10
17. La visita (1963) 8.5/10
18. Il magnifico cornuto (1964) 7.5/10

David Cronenberg:
19. Rabid (1977)
20. The Brood (1979)
21. Scanners (1981)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 28th, 2020, 2:31 pm

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa is most well-known perhaps for his contributions to the Japanese horror boom of the early ‘00s like Kairo and Sakebi but he’s directed a variety of different styles of films over the years including crime thrillers, sex comedies and low-key dramas. He has a very studied and deliberated paced visual style, and while he has often been compared to Tarkovsky and Kubrick for his slow burn narratives and impeccably framed tracking shots, he himself referenced Yasujiro Ozu as being a big influence on his directing style. With his drama Journey to the Shore winning Best Director in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes, Kurosawa has established himself in the wider consciousness as the master of form that genre fans had already concluded decades before.

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220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
Before We Vanish is an interesting exploration of the human condition disguised as an alien invasion flick (which it does ultimately blossom into in the third act). It has a subtle sense of humor to it as the aliens slowly adapt to the world around them in preparation for the finale. It does feel a little too drawn out at times though and probably could have had about 15 minutes trimmed to tighten it up a little, particularly in the second act.
Journey to the Shore is a slow and sad but beautiful film about a woman who’s husband returns to her after going missing for three years. Unfortunately he has died but wants her to experience the people and places he has encountered in the intervening years which leads to an emotional journey culminating in a kind of catharsis. Some fans of Kurosawa’s horror output was disappointed with this one, but it just shows they aren’t really fans of Kurosawa’s work at all. It’s one of his best films.
Seventh Code is an odd little film about a woman who visits a man in Russia she once met up with in Tokyo. He brushes her off telling her to trust no one and shortly after, she is kidnapped, robbed and ditched in the middle of nowhere. This one seems to be about subverting expectations and going in directions you don’t see coming. I found it entertaining but it certainly feels like more of a lark for Kurosawa than a serious project.
Retribution is a fascinatingly complex horror/thriller. What begins as a relatively straightforward investigation into a murder leads to the detective in charge seeing the ghost of a mysterious woman in red appearing to him accusing him. And what then seems to be a more traditional J-horror narrative twists into something else and keeps twisting, burying the detective deeper in his own unreality. It’s a very good film with Kurosawa’s typical excellent visual style. I also appreciated that the ghost isn’t the standard white apparition screeching and jerking so typical in many J-horror but is just a sad woman with a glint of something otherworldly in the whites of her eyes.
Sweet Home was a big surprise for me. I had been meaning to watch it, knowing it was the inspiration for the Famicom video game from Capcom that is considered a major influence on the Resident Evil series. Imagine my delight to discover this skillfully made haunted house story has some real teeth to it. Genuinely creepy at times with excellent use of shadow effects and very well-written, this one desperately needs a remaster and re-release to place it much higher in the pantheon of horror where it belongs.
Bug House is a low budget TV anthology episode that Kurosawa made as a tribute to Kazuo Umezu (celebrated horror manga creator) and honestly just doesn’t have much oomph to it. What starts as a story of domestic unrest evolves into something weird that ultimately just sort of fizzles out rather anticlimactically. This isn’t one of Kurosawa’s best, and I wouldn’t recommend it to casual fans hoping for a strong horror story.
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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

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Post by zuma » July 28th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Jean Rouch

73 - The Lion Hunters (1966) 6/10
74 - The Human Pyramid (1961) 6/10
75 - Jaguar (1968) 6/10

1-4: Carlos SauraShow

01 - The Delinquents/Los golfos (1960) 6/10
02 - The Garden of Delights/El jardín de las delicias (1970) 7/10
03 - Blindfolded Eyes/Los ojo
s vendados (1978) 7.5/10
04 - ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990) 6.5/10
5-8: Herschell Gordon LewisShow

05 - 2,000 Maniacs (1964) 5/10
06 - Color Me Blood Red (1965) 6/10
07 - The Wizard of Gore (1970) 3/10
08 - The Gore Gore Girls (1972) 5/10
9-11: Olivier AssayasShow

09 - Disorder/Désordre (1986) 7.5/10
10 - Winter's Child/L'enfant de l'hiver (1989) 6/10
11 - Demonlover (2002) 7/10
12-17: Abel FerreraShow

12 - Fear City (1984)
13 - 'R Xmas (2001)
14 - Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
15 - Pasolini (2014)
16 - Body Snatchers (1993)
17 - Welcome to New York (2014)
17-29: Joseph LoseyShow

18 - The Big Night (1951) 6.5/10
19 - The Sleeping Tiger (1954) 7/10
20 - Finger of Guilt (1956) 7/10
21 - Blind Date/Chance Meeting (1959) 7/10
22 - Secret Ceremony (1968) 6.5/10
23 - The Boy with Green Hair (1948) 6/10
24 - King & Country (1964) 8/10
25 - The Servant (1963) 9/10 (rewatch)
26 - Concrete Jungle (1960) 6.5/10
27 - The Lawless (1950) 6/10
28 - Eve (1962) 7/10
29 - The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) 7/10
30-32: Nicole HolofcenerShow

30 - Walking and Talking (1996) 6/10
31 - Lovely & Amazing (2001) 6.5/10
32 - Enough Said (2013) 7/10
33-35: Karim AinouzShow

33 - Madame Satã (2002) 5.5/10
34 - Love for Sale (2006) 6/10
35 - Invisible Life (2019) 7/10
36-38: François TruffautShow

36 - The Bride Wore Black (1968) 6.5/10
37 - Small Change (1976) 5.5/10
38 - The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 6/10
39-41: Roger CormanShow

39 - Last Tomb of Ligeia (1964) 6/10
40 - Tales of Terror (1962) 6/10
41 - The Trip (1967) 6.5/10
42-44: Shinya TsukamotoShow

42 - Tokyo Fist (1995) 6/10
43 - Haze (2005) 6.5/10
44 - A Snake of June (2002) 5/10
45-48: Amat EscalanteShow

45 - Sangre (2005) 6/10
46 - Los bastardos (2008) 6.5/10
47 - Heli (2013) 7/10
48 - The Untamed (2016) 7.5/10
49-51: Abbas KiarostamiShow

49 - Homework/Mashgh-e Shab (1989) 6.5/10
50 - 10 on Ten (2004) 8/10
51 - Shirin (2008) 7.5/10
52-54: Alain CavalierShow

52 - Thérèse (1986) 5.5/10
53 - Libera me (1993) 5.5/10
54 - Paradise (2014) 5/10
55-59: Eduardo CoutinhoShow

55 - Edifício Master (2002) 8/10
56 - Playing/Jogo de Cena (2007) 6.5/10
57 - Um Dia na Vida (2010) 4/10
58 - As Canções (2011) 7.5/10
59 - Last Conversations/Últimas Conversas (2015) 6/10
60-62: Paolo SorrentinoShow

60 - The Consequences of Love/Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004) 7/10
61 - Il Divo (2008) 6.5/10
62 - Youth (2015) 7.5/10
63-66: Ken LoachShow

63 - The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) 6.5/10
64 - Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7/10
65 - Raining Stones (1993) 6.5/10
66 - Land and Freedom (1995) 6/10
67-69: Gakuryu IshiiShow

67 - Burst City (1982) 3/10
68 - The Crazy Family (1984) 6/10
69 - Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 5/10
70-72: Albert SerraShow

70 - Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006) 8.5/10
71 - Story of My Death (2013) 7/10
72 - The Death of Louis XIV (2016) 8/10
73-75: Jean RouchShow

73 - The Lion Hunters (1966) 6/10
74 - The Human Pyramid (1961) 6/10
75 - Jaguar (1968) 6/10

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » July 28th, 2020, 4:52 pm

Robert Aldrich is one of those directors that are hard to pinpoint, cause he made all kind of movies from low-budget cult to big blockbusters in almost every kind of genre. Thankfully he succeeded in making most of those worthwhile. What these three have in common is all star actor/-trices past their heydays, while also featuring new talents who often came from television.

19. Robert Aldrich #1 - The Flight of the Phoenix (1965, Robert Aldrich): 7.2 - This movie about a plane crash in the Sahara desert sounds like an adventure movie, but is mostly a character study between an old pilot who has a romantic take on the adventure of flying (he seems to have fitted right in with the Only Angels Have Wings crowd in his prime years) and the young scientific engineer, a prime example of what the old pilot describes as the guys with rulers and calculators who will inherit the world. Luckily the all-star cast including James Stewart, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Attenborough, George Kennedy, Ian Bannen, Peter Finch, and Dan Duryea are up to the task. It's a bit overlong tho. Somehing all these three movies produced by Aldrich himself have in common.

20. Robert Aldrich #2 - Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964, Robert Aldrich): 7.5 - An unofficially sequel to Aldrich's big hit What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? this is another Southern Gothic/Grand guignol/hagsploitation starring a great Bette Davis. Initially it would have also starred Joan Crawford again, but cause of another escalation in their famous feud (a feud so big they made a tv-series about it) Crawford dropped out and was replaced with the late Olivia de Havilland (who had her own real life sister feud with Joan Fontaine), who brings class to her character Crawford wouldn't have. It's a good gothic atmospheric psychological thriller, which you want from this kind of movie, but it keeps feeling like a lesser copy of Baby Jane.

21. Robert Aldrich #3 - Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977, Robert Aldrich): 7.2 -A thriller with Burt Lancaster as renegade general who hijacks nuclear missiles to get the President to reveal the truth about the Vietnam War to the public. It started of a bit mediocre, the taking over of the control base wasn't that suspenseful. But after that the movie get a lot better. It has some of the best uses of splitscreens to built suspense I've ever seen by showing what happening at different locations at the same time. It's does a good job in nuancing both parties, so I was rooting for and against both Lancaster and the president to succeed.

Robert Altman is a director of course famous for his use of overlapping sound. He's also a real actors-director. He was one of those directors who was high on every actors/-trices wishlist to work it, cause he gave them a lot of creative freedom in shaping the character. In one of the interviews I listened to he says he regard the actors as the real artists who make the characters three-dimensional characters and the rest of the crew is there to serve them, him as director most of all. Although that's a big understatement of his creative role, it does reveal his method of working. He is well know for original takes on genre pictures (The Long Goodbye, McCabe & Mrs. Miller), movies with large ensemble casts (Nashville, Gosford Park, Short Cuts) and also made some women centred films about women with mental health issues, which gave him the reputation as one of the best male directors of women. I started my run with a few of those coincidental

22. Robert Altman #1 - That Cold Day in the Park (1969, Robert Altman): 7.8 - While Altman already had a career in movies and television work (which I don't want to delve into here now), this can be regarded as his first real debut feature as a director, in that this is the first that really followed his own vision. That Cold Day in the Park is a good slow-burning psychological thriller with an outstanding Sandy Dennis in the lead as a lonely woman who takes in what she thinks is a homeless young man. Altman shows a great eye for tracking and framing. There is one marvelous track from the outside of a house following a character moving up each floor.

23. Robert Altman #2 - Images (1972, Robert Altman): 8.0 - A very good depiction of how someone gradually loses touch with reality by slowly accepting hallucinations and acting according to them. Susannah York is great in the lead.

24. Robert Altman #3 - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982, Robert Altman): 8.0 - This movie about a group of women part of a James Dean fan club meeting up 20 years later for a reunion in their small Texas town Five and Dime store, started as a play directed by Altman himself before bringing it to the screen. With its single location setting it has the making of a filmed play, but Altman brings some cinematic touches to it to make it more than that, mostly in how he uses a mirror to indicate time jumps and memories. But above all this a movie in which the acting is central. Sandy Dennis plays the former president of the club, whose grasp of reality becomes more and more under doubt. But it's a debuting Cher (who said she owns her whole acting career to Altman), who steal every scene. The movie also surprised me by
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dealing with transgender issues in 1982, who is played with much nuanced by Karen Black.

25. Robert Altman #4 - Gosford Park (2001, Robert Altman) rewatch: 7.0 > 7.8 - Very British, very Altmanesque. Great cast.

26. Robert Altman #5 - Kansas City (1996, Robert Altman): 7.0 - Kansas City was a very personal film for Altman, since he was born and grew up in Kansas City; a city that was so corrupt that during Prohibition bars and club didn't even bother to take their signs down. Although at the time this movies plays (1934) he was only nine, a few years later he did frequent the kind of jazz bars of his hometown that are shown in this. He based the character of Stilton (the political advisor whose wife gets kidnapped) after his own father. Altman therefor called this an exaggerated memory. Because both of Kansas City central location in USA and reputation of having plenty of bars to play in, the town was a big hub for traveling jazz musicians. Jennifer Jason Leigh's overacting can with some goodwill be seen as intentional cause it fits the character, but it sticks out as a sore thumb nonetheless. Luckily there is a subdued Harry Belafonte (drawing upon his own uncle as inspiration) as a gangster boss to counter this. While like in Gosford Park the plot is mostly an excuse to delve into the social settings, it still doesn't help that the plot isn't that engaging. (In contrast the plot in Gosford Park is in itself more engaging). Above all this is mostly an excuse to show some of the best jazz talents of the 90s take their own spin on the jazz legends of Kansas City in the 30s. If you're a big fan of jazz scored movies this is a must-see.

If you want a good write up on Umberto Lenzi I refer you to flavo's earlier one, who did an amazing job. Personally I mostly had seen some poliziottesco by Lenzi and the highly amusing Nightmare City before this run, in which I delved into some of his other genre works.

27. Umberto Lenzi #1 - Spasmo (1974, Umberto Lenzi): 6.8 - A giallo that did a good job in keeping me guessing about what's actually happening and in how far I could trust the perception of its protagonist. It has a great score by Ennio Morricone.

28. Umberto Lenzi #2 - Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro [Eyeball] (1975, Umberto Lenzi): 7.0 -A group of American tourist are on vacation in Barcelona while the young female members get killed one-by-one with their left eyeball couched out in this clichéd, but still entertaining and well-paced gialli or proto-slasher. Again a great score, this time by Bruno Nicolai.

29. Umberto Lenzi #3 - La guerra del ferro [Ironmaster] (1983, Umberto Lenzi): 4.5 - This movie about prehistoric barbarians discovering iron weapons is pretty lackluster, never living up to its poster art and premise as an entertaining fantasy. It has a few amusing fight, Lenzi always knows how to shoot action. But large parts drag. Absolute best thing about it is the hypnotic score featuring a male choir.

30. Umberto Lenzi #4 - Nightmare Beach (1988, Umberto Lenzi): 5.5 - 1980s, spring break, psycho serial-killer, Italian exploitation director; need I say more? Okay, I will. It's a mediocre slasher-comedy. It does get bonus points for featuring John Saxon, Michael Parks and Lance LeGault. (It's a bit unsure if I even could count this one, cause there are conflicting reports about how much Lenzi was actually involved in directing this.)

Directors seen: 7, Longest Run: 7 (Billy Wilder)Show
1. Sacha Guitry #1 - Faisons un rêve... [Let's Make a Dream] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.5
2. Sacha Guitry #2 - Le nouveau testament [The New Testament] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.8
3. Sacha Guitry #3 - Mon père avait raison [My Father Was Right] (1936, Sacha Guitry): 6.2
4. Sacha Guitry #4 - Quadrille (1938, Sacha Guitry); 5.2
5. King Hu #1 - Da zui xia [Come Drink with Me] (1966, King Hu) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.8 -
6.King Hu #2 - Xia nü [A Touch of Zen] (1971, King Hu) rewatch: 7.5 > 7.8
7. King Hu #3 - Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo [The Fate of Lee Khan] (1973, King Hu): 7.5
8. King Hu #4 - Kong shan ling yu [Raining in the Mountain] (1979, King Hu): 7.5
9. Billy Wilder #1 - The Major and the Minor (1942, Billy Wilder): 7.5
10. Billy Wilder #2 - Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.5 > 8.5
11. Billy Wilder #3 - Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.2 > 8.5
12. Billy Wilder #4 - One, Two, Three (1961, Billy Wilder): 8.0
13. Billy Wilder #5 - Irma la Douce (1963, Billy Wilder) rewatch: 8.0 > 8.0
14. Billy Wilder #6 - The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970, Billy Wilder): 7.2
15. Billy Wilder #7 - Fedora (1978, Billy Wilder): 7.2
16. Takashi Miike #1 - Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha [Dead or Alive] (1999, Takashi Miike): 6.2
17. Takashi Miike #2 - Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha [Dead or Alive 2: Birds] (2000, Takashi Miike): 7.0
18. Takashi Miike #3 - Dead or Alive: Final (2002, Takashi Miike): 5.5

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Post by hurluberlu » July 28th, 2020, 6:34 pm

frbrown wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 7:35 pm
hurluberlu wrote:
July 27th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Norman Foster
13. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) 7-
14. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) 7-
15. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) 7-
It's probably too late to fit in a Norman Foster run now, but I was thinking about doing one earlier in the challenge, and I wasn't sure which of his Chan (and Moto) films to pick. Well, your post is no help :D - looks like he was a very consistent director.
:) It is very consistent work, almost like episodes of the same TV series season. From a pure scenaristic standpoint: Treasure Island>Reno>Panama.
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Post by hurluberlu » July 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm

Spike Lee
16. Clockers (1995) 6+
17. Mo' Better Blues (1990) 7
18. Da 5 Bloods (2020) 5+

Lars von TrierShow
1. The Idiots / Idioterne (1998) 6+
2. Melancholia (2011) 7-
3. The House that Jack built (2018) 7+
Claude SautetShow
4. The Things of Life / Les Choses de la Vie (1970) [Rewatch] 7- (=)
5. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others / Vincent, François, Paul et les autres (1974) 6
6. A Bad Son / Un Mauvais Fils (1980) 7
Sacha GuitryShow
7. The New Testament / Le Nouveau Testament (1936) 7
8. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées / Remontons les Champs-Élysées (1938) 7-
9. My Father was right / Mon père avait raison (1936) 6
Atom EgoyanShow
10. Family Viewing (1987) 7+
11. Speaking Parts (1989) 6+
12. The Adjuster (1991) 7-
Norman FosterShow
13. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) 7-
14. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) 7-
15. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) 7-
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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm

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July 28th, 2020, 2:31 pm
Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa is most well-known perhaps for his contributions to the Japanese horror boom of the early ‘00s like Kairo and Sakebi but he’s directed a variety of different styles of films over the years including crime thrillers, sex comedies and low-key dramas. He has a very studied and deliberated paced visual style, and while he has often been compared to Tarkovsky and Kubrick for his slow burn narratives and impeccably framed tracking shots, he himself referenced Yasujiro Ozu as being a big influence on his directing style. With his drama Journey to the Shore winning Best Director in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes, Kurosawa has established himself in the wider consciousness as the master of form that genre fans had already concluded decades before.

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220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
Before We Vanish is an interesting exploration of the human condition disguised as an alien invasion flick (which it does ultimately blossom into in the third act). It has a subtle sense of humor to it as the aliens slowly adapt to the world around them in preparation for the finale. It does feel a little too drawn out at times though and probably could have had about 15 minutes trimmed to tighten it up a little, particularly in the second act.
Journey to the Shore is a slow and sad but beautiful film about a woman who’s husband returns to her after going missing for three years. Unfortunately he has died but wants her to experience the people and places he has encountered in the intervening years which leads to an emotional journey culminating in a kind of catharsis. Some fans of Kurosawa’s horror output was disappointed with this one, but it just shows they aren’t really fans of Kurosawa’s work at all. It’s one of his best films.
Seventh Code is an odd little film about a woman who visits a man in Russia she once met up with in Tokyo. He brushes her off telling her to trust no one and shortly after, she is kidnapped, robbed and ditched in the middle of nowhere. This one seems to be about subverting expectations and going in directions you don’t see coming. I found it entertaining but it certainly feels like more of a lark for Kurosawa than a serious project.
Retribution is a fascinatingly complex horror/thriller. What begins as a relatively straightforward investigation into a murder leads to the detective in charge seeing the ghost of a mysterious woman in red appearing to him accusing him. And what then seems to be a more traditional J-horror narrative twists into something else and keeps twisting, burying the detective deeper in his own unreality. It’s a very good film with Kurosawa’s typical excellent visual style. I also appreciated that the ghost isn’t the standard white apparition screeching and jerking so typical in many J-horror but is just a sad woman with a glint of something otherworldly in the whites of her eyes.
Sweet Home was a big surprise for me. I had been meaning to watch it, knowing it was the inspiration for the Famicom video game from Capcom that is considered a major influence on the Resident Evil series. Imagine my delight to discover this skillfully made haunted house story has some real teeth to it. Genuinely creepy at times with excellent use of shadow effects and very well-written, this one desperately needs a remaster and re-release to place it much higher in the pantheon of horror where it belongs.
Bug House is a low budget TV anthology episode that Kurosawa made as a tribute to Kazuo Umezu (celebrated horror manga creator) and honestly just doesn’t have much oomph to it. What starts as a story of domestic unrest evolves into something weird that ultimately just sort of fizzles out rather anticlimactically. This isn’t one of Kurosawa’s best, and I wouldn’t recommend it to casual fans hoping for a strong horror story.
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
Hey flavo, not sure when you slipped past 200 but congrats! That's a feat worth noting in any challenge! :thumbsup: :cheers:

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Post by allisoncm » July 28th, 2020, 7:29 pm

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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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) 5/10 (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)
121. Colleen (1936) 5/10 (36th film from Alfred E. Green)
122. A Thousand and One Nights (1945) The “genie” is played by a woman, but otherwise this was a horrible take: the humor wasn’t that spot-on and I almost turned it off within minutes. 4/10 (37th film from Alfred E. Green)
123. Four Faces West (1948) 5/10 (38th film from Alfred E. Green)
124. 20,000 Men a Year (1939) 5.2/10 (39th and final film from Alfred E. Green)

Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10
Director #30: Michael Curtiz
132. A Breath of Scandal (1960, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10
133. Bright Lights (1930, Michael Curtiz) 4/10
134. Alias the Doctor (1932, Michael Curtiz) 6/10
135. The Perfect Specimen (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Errol Flynn irked me less than usual.

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Post by frbrown » July 28th, 2020, 7:30 pm

hurluberlu wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:34 pm
From a pure scenaristic standpoint: Treasure Island>Reno>Panama.
Thanks! I'll have to remember that for future reference.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 28th, 2020, 7:50 pm

135. Hellspawn (1993 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
136. How To Slay a Vampire (1995 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 3.5
137. Night Crawlers (1996 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3
138. Feeders (1996 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.4
139. Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.3
140. Terror House (1998 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.2
141. Bad Magic (1998 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.2
142. The House That Screamed (2000 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.3
143. Blood Red Planet (2000 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
144. Dweller (2001 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.4
145. Holla If I Kill You (2003 / Mark Polonia) 6/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
146. Among Us (2004 / Mark Polonia) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
147. Peter Rottentail (2004 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.1


…and that brings Mark Polonia to 26 films for this challenge. I had to add four of the first 13 I watched to the ICM database but all of these earlier films were there!

I'll get back here today or tomorrow with the last of my Polonia movies. This grouping represents a jump back in time for Mark to the period where he co-directed with his brother John and frequently others. This is just a sampling of that period as I have chosen not to rewatch the films rated 4.0 or above. Nevertheless, this grouping includes some real benchmarks for the Polonias like Feeders (this was picked up for corporate Blockbuster stores and became their #1 independent rental of the year catapulting the Polonias to no-budget fame - which is slightly more lucrative than a Stan Lee No Prize), The House That Screamed (first of their films shot almost exclusively on 16mm instead of VHS, super 8 or dv), Holla if I Kill You (their first "for hire" film), and Among Us (their first time to collaborate with screenwriter John Oak Dalton and my personal choice as their best film). I'll cover some of these films and others in a write-up with my next batch of postings.


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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

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
128. It Kills: Camp Blood 7 (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.5
129. Ghost of Camp Blood (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {73 m.} imdb: 2.8
130. War Raiders (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.4
131. Battle Bots (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {67 m.} imdb: 1.8
132. Frozen Sasquatch (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.3
133. Deadly Playthings (2019 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.1
134. Amityville Island (2020 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 1.8
135. Hellspawn (1993 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
136. How To Slay a Vampire (1995 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 3.5
137. Night Crawlers (1996 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3
138. Feeders (1996 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.4
139. Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.3
140. Terror House (1998 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.2
141. Bad Magic (1998 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.2
142. The House That Screamed (2000 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.3
143. Blood Red Planet (2000 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
144. Dweller (2001 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.4
145. Holla If I Kill You (2003 / Mark Polonia) 6/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
146. Among Us (2004 / Mark Polonia) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
147. Peter Rottentail (2004 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.1

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Post by flavo5000 » July 28th, 2020, 8:34 pm

psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 2:31 pm
20. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
Hey flavo, not sure when you slipped past 200 but congrats! That's a feat worth noting in any challenge! :thumbsup: :cheers:
You seem to be getting up there yourself. I fully expect a marathon 50 film viewing over the next 3 days B)

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Post by flavo5000 » July 28th, 2020, 8:35 pm

Btw, I forgot to post but I updated the OP again this morning. Basically everything up to my Kiyoshi Kurosawa post above should be up to date. If not, let me know. Everything after that will go into the next update.

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Post by Daviddoes » July 28th, 2020, 10:24 pm

George Stevens

16. Woman of the Year (1942) 6/10

17. The More the Merrier (1943) 7/10

18. The Talk of the Town (1942) 6/10

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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
George Stevens
16. Woman of the Year (1942) 6/10
17. The More the Merrier (1943) 7/10
18. The Talk of the Town (1942) 6/10
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » July 28th, 2020, 10:39 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Btw, I forgot to post but I updated the OP again this morning. Basically everything up to my Kiyoshi Kurosawa post above should be up to date. If not, let me know. Everything after that will go into the next update.
You can cross Wilder from the top 250, I watched him (before the last update).

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Post by flavo5000 » July 28th, 2020, 10:39 pm

Robert Altman

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Since we’ve already had a couple of folks post about Altman including LoneWolf right up above who summarized his style quite succinctly, I’ll forego the usual general breakdown and just head straight to the individual movies below.

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226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)
Thieves Like Us is basically Altman doing what some have called his version of a Bonnie & Clyde style film (although it is actually a loose remake of Nicholas Ray’s They Live By Night from what I can tell). The production design is excellent, evoking the period extremely well and Carradine and Duvall make for a good pairing in their respective roles. The film has a very naturalistic, lived in feel that makes it certainly a worthwhile Altman to watch, although Bonnie & Clyde fans may be left wanting more if they go in with certain expectations.
The Delinquents was Altman’s first feature (although I believe he had started work on The James Dean Story before this one) and doesn’t have much of what has come to typify Altman’s signature ensemble-driven style. In fact, it’s a pretty standard low budget juvenile delinquent film that really isn’t even shot all that well with a pretty hokey script full of holes. It may be of interest to cult fans of JD flicks but for followers of Altman, you should probably avoid.
What the hell did Altman see in Dr. T & The Women? It’s just a flaky mess of a rom-com with a bizarre ending that comes out of nowhere. I also tend to like Lyle Lovett’s music but much of his score for this even sounds a little phoned in. One of the worst Altman films I’ve seen… Down there with Ready to Wear in my opinion.
Quintet is a curious one. I can definitely see why it was a box office bomb on its initial release. Although I’m not sure why it hasn’t generated a cult following in the intervening years. It’s a very singular movie. Altman really does an incredible job of creating an icy cold atmosphere, even smudging the lens to make it look like the film itself is freezing over. Part of the problem is in the casting of Paul Newman in a dystopian sci-fi Ice Age game of death. It’s just very outside his wheelhouse (in fact he never did another science fiction film). The film lands in this weird middle ground where it’s possibly too slow and esoteric to appeal to grindhouse fans and too weird and violent for arthouse fans (and it isn’t even very violent… just moreso compared to everything else Altman has done). I personally had some issues with both the pacing and some of the dialogue and character motivations but I imagine there’s a group of people out there waiting to discover this odd film if given the chance.
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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

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#538

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 29th, 2020, 1:02 am

flavo5000 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 8:34 pm
psychotronicbeatnik wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:40 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 2:31 pm
20. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
The Master at WorkShow
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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)
Hey flavo, not sure when you slipped past 200 but congrats! That's a feat worth noting in any challenge! :thumbsup: :cheers:
You seem to be getting up there yourself. I fully expect a marathon 50 film viewing over the next 3 days B)
(D:)

Actually, on the old IMDb Horror Board I pulled a 24 hour marathon a couple of times on the last day to win the turkey challenge there but that was before I had a family and a 40 hour+ job! The delirious state achieved by watching only turkeys for a full month is enough for me these days - guess I'm getting tamer in my old age. :cheers:

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#539

Post by allisoncm » July 29th, 2020, 6:44 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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) 5/10 (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)
121. Colleen (1936) 5/10 (36th film from Alfred E. Green)
122. A Thousand and One Nights (1945) The “genie” is played by a woman, but otherwise this was a horrible take: the humor wasn’t that spot-on and I almost turned it off within minutes. 4/10 (37th film from Alfred E. Green)
123. Four Faces West (1948) 5/10 (38th film from Alfred E. Green)
124. 20,000 Men a Year (1939) 5.2/10 (39th and final film from Alfred E. Green)

Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10

Director #30: Michael Curtiz
132. A Breath of Scandal (1960, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10
133. Bright Lights (1930, Michael Curtiz) 4/10
134. Alias the Doctor (1932, Michael Curtiz) 6/10
135. The Perfect Specimen (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Errol Flynn irked me less than usual.
136. A Soldier's Plaything (1930, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #5
137. The Helen Morgan Story (1957, Michael Curtiz) 6.1/10 A little dramatic and riddled with untrue things, but it was worth a watch. Film #6
138. Mandalay (1934, Michael Curtiz) movie was a 6/10 but the ending was a 10/10 = translates to 7/10 Film #7
139. Die Sklavenkönigin (1924, Michael Curtiz) 5.5/10 Film #8
140. Stolen Holiday (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6.5/10 Film #9
141. Goodbye Again (1933, Michael Curtiz) 5/10 Film #10
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Post by frbrown » July 29th, 2020, 2:19 pm

TOSHIKI HIRANO

...or Toshihiro Hirano, as he gets credited on all of these

32. Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts (1987)
33. Hades Project Zeorymer (1988)
34. Apocalypse Zero (1996)

"Zeorymer" is the only one that doesn't qualify for the Low-Rated Challenge, and it was indeed my favorite of the three. It's somewhat similar to Hirano's best work "Fight! Iczer-1", another dark mecha anime.

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WILLIAM CASTLE
1. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)
2. Undertow (1949)
3. Hollywood Story (1951)

PAUL LYNCH
4. Murder by Night (1989)
5. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (1987)
6. Prom Night (1980)

ERWIN C. DIETRICH
7. Mädchen ohne Männer (1975)
8. Blutjunge Verführerinnen 2 (1972)
9. Die Stewardessen (1971)

TOSHIO HIRATA
10. The Door Into Summer (1981)
11. The Golden Bird (1987)
12. Phoenix: Yamato Chapter (1987)

HUGO HAAS
13. Strange Fascination (1952)
14. The Other Woman (1954)
15. Hit and Run (1957)

YOSHIAKI KAWAJIRI
16. Lensman (1984)
17. Phoenix: Space Chapter (1987)
18. Midnight Eye: Goku (1989)
19. Birdy the Mighty (1996)

MASAMI OBARI
20. Battle Arena Toshinden (1996)
21. Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer (1996)
22. Voogie's Angel (1997)

ANTONIO MARGHERITI
23. Assignment: Outer Space (1960)
24. The Wild, Wild Planet (1966)
25. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)

PHILLIP NOYCE
26a. The Hitchhiker: Nightshift (1985)
26b. The Hitchhiker: Man's Best Friend (1985)
26c. The Hitchhiker: The Curse (1986)
26d. The Hitchhiker: Man of Her Dreams (1986)
27. Blind Fury (1989)
28. Patriot Games (1992)

CARL SCHENKEL
29a. The Hitchhiker: The Killer (1985)
29b. The Hitchhiker: Ghostwriter (1986)
29c. The Hitchhiker: True Believer (1986)
30. Knight Moves (1992)
31. Kalt wie Eis (1981)

TOSHIKI HIRANO
32. Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts (1987)
33. Hades Project Zeorymer (1988)
34. Apocalypse Zero (1996)

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♩ ♪ ♫ ♬The Hiiiiiiiiiillllls are aliiive with sex and violleeeeeeeeence!!! ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Jack Hill

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Jack Hill is, like Monte Hellman, what some may refer to as a gutter auteur, a filmmaker with a distinct vision and style that produced various genre films in the ‘60s and ‘70s for both personal and financial reasons. He often worked for Roger Corman and worked with Francis Ford Coppola on several films. In fact, Hill’s student film The Host is often referenced as a major influence on the third act of Apocalypse Now. He is also noted for giving strong female roles in his films. In particular, he’s credited with the discovery of Pam Grier who he cast as a lead in four of them including Coffy and Foxy Brown. Hill has a strong sense of pacing and editing which makes for an engaging watch regardless of the subject matter. From Filipino prison escapes to dangerous figure-eight racing to an insane family of infantile adults, nearly everything Hill has made has a certain quality that makes them highly rewatchable and exciting.

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230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)
Blood Bath is almost more interesting to read about than it is to watch. Basically starting as a Yugoslavian spy thriller that Corman co-produced but found too dull, Hill took the footage and shot several new scenes to transform it into a vampire horror film called Portrait of Terror. Corman still wasn’t satisfied so pulled in Stephanie Rothman to shoot more horror footage. The final product was deemed Blood Bath which is the version I watched. It’s still a kind of confusing mess of a movie to watch but is fun in a way to sort out what was from the original spy film and what scenes were added to make it vampiric. Incidentally it would be re-edited yet again for its TV syndication, cutting some scenes and adding in roughly 11 minutes of old outtakes resulting in the retitled film Track of the Vampire.
The Raw Ones on IMDB incorrectly does not list Jack Hill as a director (although he is cited as such on Wikipedia), but Hill was indeed ultimately the one responsible for the movie as it exists today. Essentially Hill was given a bunch of 16mm contextless nudie cutie film loops that were shot by the credited director John Lamb and told to cobble together a movie out of them. So Hill basically constructed a loose narrative, added narration and shot a couple of new scenes to create what is known as The Raw Ones. Hill would go on to say it was the lowest point of his career, and it’s pretty obvious to see why. It is just painfully dull, very much in line with Doris Wishman’s nudie cuties. I wouldn’t recommend this one to anyone unless you just want to see some nekkid folks lifting weights and jumping on trampolines.
Isle of the Snake People is one of four films that Hill co-directed as part of a series US/Mexico co-productions that starred a visibly aging and sickly Boris Karloff (the others were Fear Chamber, The Incredible Invasion and House of Evil). Hill basically directed the US Unit which included all of Karloff’s scenes and then Juan Ibáñez would film the remaining plot in Mexico with a Mexican cast and crew. The results are pretty underwhelming in general. Karloff doesn’t really seem into it, and many of the Mexican scenes are just talky exposition dumps that take place in offices. It does have a well-shot voodoo ritual toward the end but by then, it’s too little too late.

Walter Hill

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Walter Hill is a director of grit and determination, stripping the form down to its barest narrative essentials focused on themes of moral absolutes. Hill at times feels like something of an heir apparent to the work of directors like John Ford and Sam Peckinpah that primarily worked in action and western genres telling straightforward stories of loyalty and vengeance with a dash of violence to give them character. Hill gained some early success as a screenwriter, most prominently for Peckinpah’s The Getaway, before forging his own path with a series of tightly written character dramas masquerading as action films like Hard Times, The Driver, The Warriors and Southern Comfort as well as also co-writing the script for the sci-fi horror classic Alien (as well as its two sequels) and scoring perhaps the biggest hit of his career with the action comedy 48 Hrs. In addition to directing many films that had very western-style plotlines, Hill was also noted for directing several actual westerns that included The Long Riders, Wild Bill and Geronimo. Hill’s lean, muscular filmmaking style has been responsible for many solid to great films over the years leaving a legacy to be proud of.

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233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)
Undisputed is very much a Walter Hill storyline, a very basic story that boils down to man vs. myth. The film is divided into a neat three-act structure. The first act concerns the introduction of the heavyweight champion of the world ‘Iceman’ Chambers (played by Ving Rhames) into the Sweetwater prison facility on a rape conviction and the braggadaggio with which he carries himself as he seeks to show his dominance over the other inmates as well as the introduction of Wesley Snipes’ character of Monroe, the current undefeated champion of the prison’s shady underground boxing league. The second act primarily sets up the inevitable conflict with Peter Falk as an old imprisoned mob boss who sets out to arrange the big fight between the two. The third act and the last third of the movie is basically the fight itself. It’s a solid movie and a breezy way to spend 90 minutes but where its most lacking is actually in the boxing scenes themselves which just feel a little too shaky and stylized for my tastes.
Supernova is just a mess with a very troubled production. Originally conceived by William Malone (noted horror director of movies like Creature and House on Haunted Hill remake) in the ‘80s as more of a low-key thriller in space, it was eventually resurrected by Walter Hill at James Spader’s insistence after the project fell through a couple of times, but Hill was only given a few weeks to do rewrites and scramble together the production due to an impending actor’s strike. In addition, halfway through production the effects budget got slashed in half resulting in several sub-par effects shots and some scenes being cut completely due to budgetary constraints. Hill was constantly at odds with the studio during the filming and in post-production eventually resulting in him removing his name from the credits. After Hill left another director Jack Sholder was brought in to reshoot and re-edit it. After this version failed to excite test audiences, the studio sent the movie to Francis Ford Coppola to play with it some more where Coppola re-edited it once again including sanitizing it for a PG-13 rating which Hill had greatly objected to having originally visualized the film to be something more violent and gruesome along the lines of the Alien franchise he had worked on extensively. Suffice it to say, just avoid this one.
Wild Bill is a western biopic character study focused on the life of the titular showboating gunman played very well by Jeff Bridges who really embodies the role of a man who sees his past catching up with him. It’s a decent film but not entirely successful with some pacing issues particularly toward the end. It’s still worth a watch for those seeking a solid revivalist western.

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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

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Post by zuma » July 29th, 2020, 4:04 pm

Claude Sautet

76 - Max and the Junkmen (1971) 8/10
77 - Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974) 7/10
78 - A Simple Story (1978) 6.5/10

1-4: Carlos SauraShow

01 - The Delinquents/Los golfos (1960) 6/10
02 - The Garden of Delights/El jardín de las delicias (1970) 7/10
03 - Blindfolded Eyes/Los ojo
s vendados (1978) 7.5/10
04 - ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990) 6.5/10
5-8: Herschell Gordon LewisShow

05 - 2,000 Maniacs (1964) 5/10
06 - Color Me Blood Red (1965) 6/10
07 - The Wizard of Gore (1970) 3/10
08 - The Gore Gore Girls (1972) 5/10
9-11: Olivier AssayasShow

09 - Disorder/Désordre (1986) 7.5/10
10 - Winter's Child/L'enfant de l'hiver (1989) 6/10
11 - Demonlover (2002) 7/10
12-17: Abel FerreraShow

12 - Fear City (1984)
13 - 'R Xmas (2001)
14 - Crime Story: Pilot (1986)
15 - Pasolini (2014)
16 - Body Snatchers (1993)
17 - Welcome to New York (2014)
17-29: Joseph LoseyShow

18 - The Big Night (1951) 6.5/10
19 - The Sleeping Tiger (1954) 7/10
20 - Finger of Guilt (1956) 7/10
21 - Blind Date/Chance Meeting (1959) 7/10
22 - Secret Ceremony (1968) 6.5/10
23 - The Boy with Green Hair (1948) 6/10
24 - King & Country (1964) 8/10
25 - The Servant (1963) 9/10 (rewatch)
26 - Concrete Jungle (1960) 6.5/10
27 - The Lawless (1950) 6/10
28 - Eve (1962) 7/10
29 - The Romantic Englishwoman (1975) 7/10
30-32: Nicole HolofcenerShow

30 - Walking and Talking (1996) 6/10
31 - Lovely & Amazing (2001) 6.5/10
32 - Enough Said (2013) 7/10
33-35: Karim AinouzShow

33 - Madame Satã (2002) 5.5/10
34 - Love for Sale (2006) 6/10
35 - Invisible Life (2019) 7/10
36-38: François TruffautShow

36 - The Bride Wore Black (1968) 6.5/10
37 - Small Change (1976) 5.5/10
38 - The Man Who Loved Women (1977) 6/10
39-41: Roger CormanShow

39 - Last Tomb of Ligeia (1964) 6/10
40 - Tales of Terror (1962) 6/10
41 - The Trip (1967) 6.5/10
42-44: Shinya TsukamotoShow

42 - Tokyo Fist (1995) 6/10
43 - Haze (2005) 6.5/10
44 - A Snake of June (2002) 5/10
45-48: Amat EscalanteShow

45 - Sangre (2005) 6/10
46 - Los bastardos (2008) 6.5/10
47 - Heli (2013) 7/10
48 - The Untamed (2016) 7.5/10
49-51: Abbas KiarostamiShow

49 - Homework/Mashgh-e Shab (1989) 6.5/10
50 - 10 on Ten (2004) 8/10
51 - Shirin (2008) 7.5/10
52-54: Alain CavalierShow

52 - Thérèse (1986) 5.5/10
53 - Libera me (1993) 5.5/10
54 - Paradise (2014) 5/10
55-59: Eduardo CoutinhoShow

55 - Edifício Master (2002) 8/10
56 - Playing/Jogo de Cena (2007) 6.5/10
57 - Um Dia na Vida (2010) 4/10
58 - As Canções (2011) 7.5/10
59 - Last Conversations/Últimas Conversas (2015) 6/10
60-62: Paolo SorrentinoShow

60 - The Consequences of Love/Le conseguenze dell'amore (2004) 7/10
61 - Il Divo (2008) 6.5/10
62 - Youth (2015) 7.5/10
63-66: Ken LoachShow

63 - The Wednesday Play: Cathy Come Home (1966) 6.5/10
64 - Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7/10
65 - Raining Stones (1993) 6.5/10
66 - Land and Freedom (1995) 6/10
67-69: Gakuryu IshiiShow

67 - Burst City (1982) 3/10
68 - The Crazy Family (1984) 6/10
69 - Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001) 5/10
70-72: Albert SerraShow

70 - Honour of the Knights (Quixotic) (2006) 8.5/10
71 - Story of My Death (2013) 7/10
72 - The Death of Louis XIV (2016) 8/10
73-75: Jean RouchShow

73 - The Lion Hunters (1966) 6/10
74 - The Human Pyramid (1961) 6/10
75 - Jaguar (1968) 6/10
76-78: Claude SautetShow

76 - Max and the Junkmen (1971) 8/10
77 - Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974) 7/10
78 - A Simple Story (1978) 6.5/10

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Post by St. Gloede » July 29th, 2020, 9:47 pm

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Christian Petzold:
1. Pilotinnen (1995) 6.5-7/10
2. Cubra Libre (1996) 7-7.5/10
3. Die Beischlafdiebin (1998) 6.5/10
4. Barbara (2012) 8.5/10
5. Phoenix (2014) 8.5-9/10
6. Toter Mann / (There's Always) Something There To Remind Me (2001) 7.5/10
7. Wolfsburg (2003) 8/10
8.Gespenster / Ghosts (2005) 7/10
9. Yella (2007) 7/10

Angela Schanelec
10. Ich bin den Sommer über in Berlin geblieben (1994) 6.5/10
11. Marseille (2004) 7/10
12. Ich war zuhause, aber / I Was Home, But ... (2019) 7.5/10

Karel Kachyna
13. Zlati uhori / The Golden Eels (1979) 6.5/10
14. Love Beetween the Raindrops (1980) 9/10
15. Hanele (1999) 8/10
16. Ucho / The Ear (1970-1990) 9.5/10 REWATCH

Djibril Diop Mambéty
17. Badou Boy (1970) 7/10
18. Le franc / The Lot (1994) 7.5/10
19. La petite vendeuse de soleil / The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999) 7/10

Arunas Zebriunas
20. Paskutine atostogu diena / the Girl and the Echo (1964) 6/10
21. Grazuole / The Beautiful Girl (1969)
22. Velnio nuotaka / The Devil's Bride (1974) 8/10
23. Riesutu Duona / Walnut Bread (1977) 8/10

Jean Renoir
24. Madame Bovary (1934) 5/10
25. La vie est à nous / Life Is Ours (1936) 4/10
26. Le caporal épinglé / The Elusive Corporal (1962) 7/10
27. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946) 8/10
28. Chotard et Cie / Chotard and Company (1933) 6/10
29. Le Bled (1929) 4.5/10

Nikos Papatakis
30. Gloria mundi (1976) 7.5-8/10
31. I fotografia (1986) 7.5/10
32. Les équilibristes / Walking a Tightrope (1991) 8/10

Dariush Mehrjui
33. Postchi / The Postman (1972) 5/10
34. Dayereh mina / The Cycle (1977) 4/10
35. Ejareh-Nesheenha / The Tenents (1987) 4/10
36. Hamoun (1990) 4.5/10
37. Leila (1997) 7/10
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Lucian Pintilie

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38. Paviljon VI / Ward Six (1973-1978) 6.5/10
39. De ce trag clopotele, Mitica? / Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica? (1981) 7/10 then 9/10
40. Balanta / The Oak (1992) 8/10

Ward Six is listed as two separate versions, one for TV in 1973 and one, 5 years later for the cinema. From what I can tell this was the exact same film, slightly re-cut. It is noticeably weaker than his previous films, and suffers from being in colour - so much of the tension was in Pintilie's B/W cinematography, and here it is more washed out and meandering. In retrospect it is a great tie-over to his later style - we feel thrown into this world, and we feel the insides of the "ward", and the logic - but it is also not as extreme or creative as his later work - brave still in a way, but also muzzled and quiet. It is in a weird place between his more focused pieces in the 60s and the insanity that was to come. I did not really feel the performances and the lead was not the most charismatic, but the emotions built up, etc. were still strong enough to make it a rewarding viewing.

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Why Are the Bells Ringing, Mitica? or as it if often called Carnival Scenes was so hectic I literally had to watch it twice. I first saw it split in two viewings and while enjoying the madness and the techniques I suppose I was not in the mood - and saw it as slight. The truth was that I completely lost focus as it spins between characters and situations so fast that so many details (even though many of the jokes are simple/childish in themselves) get completely lost. Blink and you miss something. It was only after seeing The Oak that I realized I had done this film wrong and sat down to see it again with complete attention. Both films craft these bizarre all over the place surrealist trips (the first with meta elements as well). You simply need to pay attention every second and be consumed in the madness of ADD cinema - and the world's built are incredible - you just need to keep up with the non-stop pace.


Eric Rohmer

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41. L'Anglaise et le duc / The Lady and the Duke (2001) 8/10
42. Triple Agent (2004) 8/10
43. Les amours d'Astrée et de Céladon / The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007) 8.5/10

It was great to finally see the last 3 films Eric Rohmer ever made. Films I had de-prioritised due to a somewhat mixed reputation. All 3 are quite different from everything Rohmer had done before, but there are also so many similarities. I was also shocked I found each of them great, especially as they all offered very different experienced.

The Lady and the Duke got me a little worried as the style did not work that well for me. All outside scenes, as you may know, where made to look as if the characters were walking through paintings of France at the time - and while the idea is brilliant - and it is frequently well done - it still felt a little false, and also conflicted with the more intimate nature of the chamber drama. I would have preferred it if it was as consistently theatrical as Perceval, or more specifically, done in one style (and for it to be slightly more brushed up). STILL: I was still quite caught up in it, and as some reviewers pointed out it really is surprisingly suspenseful! The scenes with the searches, the questioning, etc. are wonderfully intense, and while you can certainly see why Cahiers called it reactionary (our lead is a staunch monarchist) I can also see why they ended up placing it on their top 10 of the year.

Triple Agents was extremely fun/exciting in that all the tension comes from not knowing and trying to understand what side her husband is on - the way he speaks - Serge Renko is yet another great Rohmer actor that should have gotten so many other roles.

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As for The Romance of Astrea and Celadon, that was just wonderful. The sparse, nauralistic style, the way they boldly presented their lines as if in a play, the earnestness, childlikeness and lightness - and so much of it amongst greenery ... such a beautiful film. It also seems like the perfect film for Rohmer to end his career on.


Bo Widerberg

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44.Kvarteret Korpen / Raven's End (1963) 7.5/10
45. Kärlek 65 / Love 65 (1965) 7/10
46. Joe Hill (1971) 6.5/10
47. Mannen från Mallorca / The Man from Majorca (1984) 7/10

All 4 of the above films were quite good, but slightly disappointed here as I love Ådalen 69 and found The Man on the Roof to be a great and extremely tight/suspenseful police film. The last at least has a companion with The Man From Mollorca, which also runs counter to American crime shows, sneaks in political critique and manages to stay tense and fun, it is just a little light.

Raven's End is the strongest, but I don't understand why it is considered the 2nd best Swedish film of all time by FLM. Solid kitchen sink, but with a very heavy political message, and without the craftmanship he would later gain. On par with his other strong social film The Baby Carriage from the same year.

Love 65 has the most potential, with many great scenes, and pieces of clever dialogue - but it again seems light and a little too self-indulgent - while Joe Hill is a fairly standard coming to America biography of the anarchist/syndicalist poet and activist Joe Hill (though spending far more time on the Swedish immigrant angle and then brushing through the actual activism).


Philippe de Brocca

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48. Les jeux de l'amour / The Love Game (1960) 5.5/10
49. Le roi de coeur / King of Hearts (1966) 8/10
50. Le diable par la queue / The Devil by the Tail (1969) 4/10

I never knew that De Broca had worked as an assistant director on all of Chabrol's first 4 features, as well as The 400 Blows, before making his directoral debut with Chabrol's production company - just like Rivette and Rohmer did. Had he followed this course he would undoubtedly have become one of the lesser French new wavers that nobody cares about or remembers, like ... erm ... Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Daniel Pollet, etc. (come on, you know there were others too). He could also have easily swung into the Mocky or Deville directions, who both started off New Wave adjacent as well. Instead he was to turn to extremely popular comedies, often in the action/adventure genre.

Love Games has absolutely incredible cinematography - the light is beautiful, but the blocking is fairly standard, and the plot is extremely thin/mediocre. It follows a couple where the guy is a complete joker and the woman is tiring off him, and sees potential with his friend. Light flirting and shenanigans ensure. Honestly, it feels a little more like something Becker would have done in the 40s or 50s than the New Wave, but a completely passable experience.

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The King of Hearts on the other hand is an absolute delight (and frequently cited as his best, though I prefer Le magnifique). It has a sense of far more sombre comedy, with a degree of respect and irreverence for WW1, and its characters. It is over the top and extremely free (and literally mad). A lot of fun, great colours, and more visually creative/appealing and with more quality story/plotting than his other mad hat action comedies. We follow Alan Bates (a french born Scottish soldier) sent to save a town with hidden explosives, but ends up setting lose the entirety of the patients of a mental hospital, who believes he's their king. The way it shows WW2 as the true madness, and the actual self-awareness and personality of the patients, as well as the utterly bizarre and hilarious antics is just a great joy to observe.

As for The Devil by the Tail that way just ... beyond lazy in every way.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2020, 3:08 am

Andy Milligan

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Andy Milligan truly is an auteur in the purest sense. He often acted in many different capacities on the crew of his films from directing, writing, editing camerawork, lighting, costume design, etc., every Milligan film is distinctly his for better or worse. He usually filmed with a handheld 16mm camera which led to erratic framing and shaky camera movements. By that same token though, it made his films feel more alive than many micro-budget exploitation films of the ‘70s. Milligan came from a theater background and one can see the influence in his work. He seemed to employ many of the off-off-broadway actors that he had worked with in prior theatrical companies and made many of his own costumes (or possibly pillaged some of them from the same theatre troupes). This results in over-rehearsed dialogue, often with fake British accents and cheap-looking but gaudy costume design for the many period pieces he made. And then there’s the gore. Milligan employed copious and badly done gore effects that made H.G. Lewis look like Tom Savini. Despite all this, Milligan had a working relationship with exploitation producer William Mishkin that brought many of his films to the grindhouse circuit and gave them a much wider exposure than they would’ve had otherwise. Something Weird released Milligan’s Fleshpot on 42nd Street in the ‘90s that led to a resurgence in interest in his work and has caused many to seek out his particular unique breed of terrible to see for themselves the real passion that Milligan put into his films. It’s all there on screen.

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236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)
Bloodthirsty Butchers is Milligan’s adaptation of Sweeney Todd and within the first five minutes places his unique stamp on the film. The costumes, the shaky framing, the fake accents and yes, that delightfully bright red streak of blood from a slit throat. Milligan fans will be pleased with what’s on display here.
All the “qualities” Milligan brought to Bloodthirsty Butchers is fully on display in Guru, the Mad Monk as well. This time we’ve got a mad priest murderer with a hunchback sidekick killing the shit out of parishoners so he can sell their bodies for money. It’s all very lurid and very Milligan.
Seeds is one of Milligan’s earlier black and white films and feels like Milligan’s version of a Tennessee Williams potboiler with emotions and hysterics turned up to eleven and with some good ol’ fashioned murder thrown into the mix. The deliriously heightened melodrama actually works pretty well with Milligan’s off-kilter style creating a heady brew that almost seems good.
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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

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Post by Daviddoes » July 30th, 2020, 7:46 am

Howard Hawks

19. A Girl in Every Port (1928) 7/10

20. I Was a Male War Bride (1949) 4/10

21. Twentieth Century (1934) 2/10

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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
George Stevens
16. Woman of the Year (1942) 6/10
17. The More the Merrier (1943) 7/10
18. The Talk of the Town (1942) 6/10
Howard Hawks
19. A Girl in Every Port (1928) 7/10
20. I Was a Male War Bride (1949) 4/10
21. Twentieth Century (1934) 2/10

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Post by sol » July 30th, 2020, 1:28 pm

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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
50. 13 Ghosts (1960) William Castle
51. Undertow (1949) William Castle
52. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) William Castle
53. Hollywood Story (1951) William Castle

54. The Walking Dead (1936) Michael Curtiz
55. A Soldier's Plaything (1930) Michael Curtiz
56. The Vagabond King (1956) Michael Curtiz

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Michael Curtiz

Destined to always been known as "the guy who directed Casablanca", Curtiz actually had quite a long and varied career, and this trio of films is a testament to that. The best of these is The Walking Dead, which - like his Doctor X of the same period - is evidence that Curtiz could have done well as an atmosphere horror director had he decided to go down that route. The other two films though offer a convincing argument against his arguable versatility. A Soldier's Plaything is the worst imaginable first sound vehicle for Harry Langdon, with the silent great burdened with too many dialogue-heavy gags and made to play second fiddle to a more conventionally handsome leading man. The film also has a lot of title cards that date it as an early talkie. The Vagabond King is even more mediocre though. The whole thing looks like a filmed stage play and the central romance is so bland that it is hard to believe that the director of Casablanca (there I go again, oops) was at the helm.
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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2020, 1:35 pm

OP has been updated again! With only two days left, we've had a total of 1325 filmed watched with 276 directors marathoned!

On the leaderboard, I'm still in first but while psychotronicbeatnik is in 2nd, allisoncm is close on his heels. Who will ultimately come out on top!? Obgeoff sits comfortably in 4th but come bust out with a huge cavalcade of films to narrow the gap, and zuma is in 5th with 78.

On the deep end of the bonus challenge, allison's herculean run of Alfred E. Green continues to dominate while on the wide side I apparently have twice as many runs as second place (I may need to find other hobbies...).

On the Top 250 Director list, we've cumulatively hit 92 of them which is a pretty solid showing. I'm afraid getting to 100 directors may be out of reach at this point though...

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Post by sol » July 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:35 pm
OP has been updated again!
I guess my Curtiz post was too late? As long as it's in your spreadsheet, that's okay.
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Post by allisoncm » July 30th, 2020, 3:25 pm

sol wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:35 pm
OP has been updated again!
I guess my Curtiz post was too late? As long as it's in your spreadsheet, that's okay.
I started on a Curtiz binge a couple of days ago, but I think one or two other people did Curtiz runs as well.

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Post by sol » July 30th, 2020, 3:39 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:25 pm
sol wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:35 pm
OP has been updated again!
I guess my Curtiz post was too late? As long as it's in your spreadsheet, that's okay.
I started on a Curtiz binge a couple of days ago, but I think one or two other people did Curtiz runs as well.
That's not what I mean. Flavo has my number of watches for the Challenge listed incorrectly in the OP.

I assume it is because I posted my Curtiz run while he was updating the OP... but maybe it wasn't? :blink:
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Post by allisoncm » July 30th, 2020, 4:29 pm

sol wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:39 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:25 pm
sol wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm
I guess my Curtiz post was too late? As long as it's in your spreadsheet, that's okay.
I started on a Curtiz binge a couple of days ago, but I think one or two other people did Curtiz runs as well.
That's not what I mean. Flavo has my number of watches for the Challenge listed incorrectly in the OP.

I assume it is because I posted my Curtiz run while he was updating the OP... but maybe it wasn't? :blink:
Ohhhh.....

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Post by hurluberlu » July 30th, 2020, 6:38 pm

René Clair
19. And Then There Were None (1945) 6
20. Beauties of the Night / Les belles de nuit (1952) 5
21. The Gates of Paris /Porte des Lilas (1957) 6+

Lars von TrierShow
1. The Idiots / Idioterne (1998) 6+
2. Melancholia (2011) 7-
3. The House that Jack built (2018) 7+
Claude SautetShow
4. The Things of Life / Les Choses de la Vie (1970) [Rewatch] 7- (=)
5. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others / Vincent, François, Paul et les autres (1974) 6
6. A Bad Son / Un Mauvais Fils (1980) 7
Sacha GuitryShow
7. The New Testament / Le Nouveau Testament (1936) 7
8. Let's Go Up the Champs-Élysées / Remontons les Champs-Élysées (1938) 7-
9. My Father was right / Mon père avait raison (1936) 6
Atom EgoyanShow
10. Family Viewing (1987) 7+
11. Speaking Parts (1989) 6+
12. The Adjuster (1991) 7-
Norman FosterShow
13. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939) 7-
14. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) 7-
15. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940) 7-
Spike LeeShow
16. Clockers (1995) 6+
17. Mo' Better Blues (1990) 7
18. Da 5 Bloods (2020) 5+
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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2020, 6:59 pm

allisoncm wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 4:29 pm
sol wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:39 pm
allisoncm wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 3:25 pm


I started on a Curtiz binge a couple of days ago, but I think one or two other people did Curtiz runs as well.
That's not what I mean. Flavo has my number of watches for the Challenge listed incorrectly in the OP.

I assume it is because I posted my Curtiz run while he was updating the OP... but maybe it wasn't? :blink:
Ohhhh.....
Correct. It'll be in the next update. I think you posted seconds but I did.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2020, 7:04 pm

Álex de la Iglesia

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Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia is a personal favorite of mine with a strong focus on incredibly dark comedies usually in the thriller or horror genres. Hailing from Spain and having Pedro Almodovar produce his first feature, he burst onto the scene right out of the gate with the absurd post-apocalyptic film Acción mutante about disabled terrorists waging war on the beautiful. His next film El dia de la Bestia catapulted him to much bigger fame, winning 6 Goyas including Best Director and bringing him to more international attention. He followed up with a string of ghoulish comedy thrillers like Perdita Durango (his first film in English), The Perfect Crime and Common Wealth before directing the more serious English language film The Oxford Murders then diving back into the deep end of crazy with The Last Circus, Witching & Bitching and others. In addition to the pitch black humor in his films, his style is also characterized by very quickly paced narratives and rapid fire dialogue. De la Iglesia is a unique talent and one that I almost always have a ball watching.

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239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)
The Bar takes place in...a bar primarily (with a little sewer thrown in for good measure) and is basically about the devolution of polite society in the face of a crisis which in this case is manifest as some kind of viral outbreak that traps various strangers in a diner with little hope of escape for fear of being shot by unseen snipers for reasons unknown. The accusations fly fast amongst the denizens and the film is a fun ride while it lasts. It’s probably not one of De la Iglesia’s best, but I think it is still worth a watch if you’re a fan of his.
The Oxford Murders is one of De La Iglesia’s few films that don’t seem to have even a trace of comedy and is much more of a straightforward mystery thriller with Elijah Wood trying to puzzle out using mathematical symbols a pattern of murders. It’s a decent movie but fans of De La Iglesia may want to look elsewhere as it really doesn’t feel like one of his at all.
Crimen ferpecto (sic) is a hilariously twisted black comedy thriller involving a suave women’s clothing salesman who strives for perfection but accidentally kills his boss in a fit of jealousy and get entrapped by an unsavory woman who has been obsessed with him. It is a little mean spirited but at the end of the day, no one is really a sweet, innocent angel here and the escalating series of events is relentlessly entertaining 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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

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Post by allisoncm » July 30th, 2020, 7:47 pm

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 #24: 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 #25: 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 #26: 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 #27: 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) 5/10 (20th film from Alfred E. Green)
106. Dark Hazard (1934) 6/10 (21st film from Alfred E. Green)
107. Through the Back Door (1921) 6/10 (22nd film from Alfred E. Green)
108. Silver Dollar (1932) 6.2/10 (23rd film from Alfred E. Green)
109. Appointment in Berlin (1943) 6/10 (24th film from Alfred E. Green)
110. Paris Model (1953) 5/10 (25th film from Alfred E. Green)
111. Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) 3.5/10 (26th film from Alfred E. Green)
112. The Green Goddess (1930) 5/10 (27th film from Alfred E. Green)
113. Badlands of Dakota (1941) 4.5/10 (28th film from Alfred E. Green)
114. South of Pago Pago (1940) 4/10 (29th film from Alfred E. Green)
115. Strange Affair (1944) 5/10 (30th film from Alfred E. Green)
116. Old English (1930) 3/10 (31st film from Alfred E. Green)
117. Sweet Music (1935) 4.5/10 (32nd film from Alfred E. Green)
118.Sierra (1950) 4/10(33rd film from Alfred E. Green)
119. As the Earth Turns (1934) 5/10 (34th film from Alfred E. Green)
120.There's Something About a Soldier (1943) 5/10 (35th film from Alfred E. Green)
121. Colleen (1936) 5/10 (36th film from Alfred E. Green)
122. A Thousand and One Nights (1945) The “genie” is played by a woman, but otherwise this was a horrible take: the humor wasn’t that spot-on and I almost turned it off within minutes. 4/10 (37th film from Alfred E. Green)
123. Four Faces West (1948) 5/10 (38th film from Alfred E. Green)
124. 20,000 Men a Year (1939) 5.2/10 (39th and final film from Alfred E. Green)

Director #28: Allan Dwan
125. I Dream of Jeanie (1952, Allan Dwan ) 6/10
126. Human Cargo (1936, Allan Dwan) 6.1/10 Kind of a cheap His Girl Friday. Not bad, but not great.
127. Josette (1938, Allan Dwan) 6/10
128. Mabel’s Room (1944) 6.2/10 Toward the end it started to turn into a screwball comedy, but not as good as a Preston Sturges or Howard Hawks film.

Director #29: Henry King
129. One More Spring (1935) 6.2/10
130. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) 5.5/10
131. Ramona (1936) 5.6/10

Director #30: Michael Curtiz
132. A Breath of Scandal (1960, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #1
133. Bright Lights (1930, Michael Curtiz) 4/10 Film #2
134. Alias the Doctor (1932, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Film #3
135. The Perfect Specimen (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6/10 Errol Flynn irked me less than usual. Film #4
136. A Soldier's Plaything (1930, Michael Curtiz) 5.1/10 Film #5
137. The Helen Morgan Story (1957, Michael Curtiz) 6.1/10 A little dramatic and riddled with untrue things, but it was worth a watch. Film #6
138. Mandalay (1934, Michael Curtiz) movie was a 6/10 but the ending was a 10/10 = translates to 7/10 Film #7
139. Die Sklavenkönigin/Moon of Israel (1924, Michael Curtiz) 5.5/10 Film #8
140. Stolen Holiday (1937, Michael Curtiz) 6.5/10 Film #9
141. Goodbye Again (1933, Michael Curtiz) 5/10 Film #10
142. The Keyhole (1933) 5.5 Film #11 Pretty melodramatic.
143. Daughters Courageous (1939, Michael Curtiz) Film #12 5/10
144. Captains of the Clouds (1942, Michael Curtiz) Film #13 5.5/10
145. The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949, Michael Curtiz) Film #14 5/10
146. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #15
147. The Vagabond King (1956, Michael Curtiz) Film #16 4/10
148. A tolonc (1915, Michael Curtiz) Film #17 6/10

This is the end of my Curtiz run. I was hoping to do more, but I'm going to try to fit a few more directors in.

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Post by flavo5000 » July 30th, 2020, 10:04 pm

Francesco Rosi

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Francesco Rosi was an Italian post-neorealist director, often considered part of a movement that also included Paolo Pasolini and Gillo Pontecorvo, directors who often tackled heavy political themes critical of the corrupt post-war Italian government. Rosi’s most well-known films associated with this movement were Salvatore Giuliano, about the titular mobster and his impact on Italian commerce and culture and Hands Over The City which daringly condemned the corruption that was rampant in Naples city planning at the time. Rosi’s style like other post-neorealists is almost documentary-like in its slavish devotion to the facts of the subject matter and the way the camera confronts the actors like a journalist hounding a good story. While Rosi would later drift away from his political themes into more character-driven novel adaptations, the impact he has made on Italian culture and film history can’t be denied.

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242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)
Lucky Luciano is very similar in structure to Salvatore Giuliano in that it basically lays out how the noted gangster wormed his way into a criminal empire via a series of flashbacks. Unlike Salvatore Giuliano, the framing story is centered around his eventual trial, calling back to particular events in his life. It’s a hard-hitting film at times with solid performances from all the actors including Volante and Steiger. The pacing could’ve used a little oomph at times though with scenes that, while perhaps historically accurate, don’t make for the most engaging viewing experience. Additionally because it’s based on what really happened, the ending may leave you unfulfilled much like I’m sure many people following the whole thing when it originally happened felt.
Neapolitan Diary is essentially a follow-up to Rosi’s hard-hitting Hands Over the City. Rosi returning to Naples 30 years after the release of his original film, it’s basically a documentary that films a debate between various students, industrialists, environmentalists, officials and others after a screening of Hands Over the City as they compare and contrast the state of Naples as it is was in 1992 vs. how it was 30 years previous when Hands Over The City was produced. It’s honestly a little sad to see how little has really changed in the region with political corruption and a self-serving populace still running rampant and taking a toll on the city.
Many Wars Ago is a biting criticism on the absurdity of military devotion in battle. The plot focuses on a particular battle in WWI between an Italian and Austrian regiment. As the Italians are slowly eroded both physically and mentality, the commanding officer grows increasingly unhinged, demanding more and more of his troops as they one after another die due to his desperate commands. Eventually a lieutenant starts to question his orders leading to an altercation that proves to have disastrous results for everyone involved. This is a very good film and curiously underrated in the scope of Rosi’s filmography. I wouldn’t exactly call it blatantly anti-war but it is most certainly anti-infallible command.
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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » July 30th, 2020, 10:44 pm

(Screenshots from 'Virtue' and 'Nachts auf den Straßen')

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Edward Buzzell
61. Virtue (1932) - 8/10
62. The Omaha Trail (1942) - 6.5 or 7/10
63. Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) - 6/10

Rudolf Jugert
64. Film ohne Titel / Film Without a Title (1948) - 8.5/10
65. Nachts auf den Straßen / Detour (1952) - 9/10
66. Ein Herz spielt falsch / A Heart's Foul Play (1953) - 6.5 or 7/10

Mélanie Laurent
67. Les adoptés / The Adopted (2011) - 7.5 or 8/10
68. Respire / Breathe (2014) - 8/10
69. Galveston (2018) - 5/10

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » July 31st, 2020, 12:20 am

148. Dinosaur Chronicles (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4/10 {68 m.} imdb: 2.4
149. Preylien: Alien Predators (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.8
150. Razorteeth (2005 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.4
151. Splatter Beach (2007 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.5
152. Forest Primeval (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.8
153. Monster Movie (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.8

154. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 7/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.2
155. Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll (1970 / Ray Dennis Steckler) FTV 4/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.6
156. Blood Shack (1971 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 6/10 {55 m.} imdb: 2.7



…and this post brings Mark Polonia to 32 films for this challenge (and Ray Dennis Steckler to 3). I had planned a big write-up on Polonia, and made a lot of notes for it, but events this week have not cooperated. I’ve had a lot of craziness at the library I manage and even had to call the police once to remove a patron who refused to wear a mask. I went home that night intending to prop my feet on the porch rail and have a couple of drinks but instead had to shoot a Green Mojave rattler in our chicken coop. Somehow the Polonias manage to get their movies made despite problems like that. They often worked 16-18 hour days for 4-5 days straight to make many of their early films, and that was on a typical budget per film of $500-600 (even Mark's more recent films are typically made for less than $10,000 and often a lot less). It’s no wonder that they recycled so much footage and and so many props but they always did it with an attention to style. Often a style that they could not quite manage on such a meager budget (their Bavaesque lighting did not really become apparent until they shot their first film on 16mm (The House that Screamed), but they were always striving to make their films look their best. I admit that when I first started watching their films 15 years ago during Zombie-CPA’s first Turkey Challenge on the old IMDb Horror Boards, I mostly found things to laugh at. But there was something else there too that kept me watching and rewatching them year after year, and now they feel like old friends. One day I will finally get around to writing my appreciation of their works, and this year I did finally come up with a great title cribbed from lines from two of their films: Feeders and Jurassic Prey: The Cosmic Vastness of Space; or, Always a Damn Basement.

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
128. It Kills: Camp Blood 7 (2017 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.5
129. Ghost of Camp Blood (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {73 m.} imdb: 2.8
130. War Raiders (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 3+/10 {71 m.} imdb: 2.4
131. Battle Bots (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 4/10 {67 m.} imdb: 1.8
132. Frozen Sasquatch (2018 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.3
133. Deadly Playthings (2019 / Mark Polonia) FTV 6/10 {76 m.} imdb: 3.1
134. Amityville Island (2020 / Mark Polonia) FTV 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 1.8
135. Hellspawn (1993 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {86 m.} imdb: 3.3
136. How To Slay a Vampire (1995 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {82 m.} imdb: 3.5
137. Night Crawlers (1996 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {90 m.} imdb: 3.3
138. Feeders (1996 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {69 m.} imdb: 2.4
139. Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {72 m.} imdb: 2.3
140. Terror House (1998 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {73 m.} imdb: 3.2
141. Bad Magic (1998 / Mark Polonia) FTV 5+/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.2
142. The House That Screamed (2000 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.3
143. Blood Red Planet (2000 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {81 m.} imdb: 3.6
144. Dweller (2001 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {80 m.} imdb: 3.4
145. Holla If I Kill You (2003 / Mark Polonia) 6/10 {81 m.} imdb: 2.7
146. Among Us (2004 / Mark Polonia) 8/10 {85 m.} imdb: 3.1
147. Peter Rottentail (2004 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {71 m.} imdb: 3.1
148. Dinosaur Chronicles (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4/10 {68 m.} imdb: 2.4
149. Preylien: Alien Predators (2004 / Mark Polonia) 4+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.8
150. Razorteeth (2005 / Mark Polonia) 5+/10 {75 m.} imdb: 2.4
151. Splatter Beach (2007 / Mark Polonia) 7+/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.5
152. Forest Primeval (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {70 m.} imdb: 3.8
153. Monster Movie (2008 / Mark Polonia) 7/10 {75 m.} imdb: 3.8

154. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 7/10 {82 m.} imdb: 2.2
155. Sinthia: The Devil’s Doll (1970 / Ray Dennis Steckler) FTV 4/10 {78 m.} imdb: 3.6
156. Blood Shack (1971 / Ray Dennis Steckler) 6/10 {55 m.} imdb: 2.7

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Post by flavo5000 » July 31st, 2020, 2:42 am

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Bruce McDonald is one of a group of Canadian directors who were considered part of the Toronto New Wave that also included Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema and several others who all worked on each other’s films to some extent. McDonald is perhaps best known for his breakout film, the fascinating dark comedy music mockumentary Hardcore Logo as well as the sparse and atmospheric horror film Pontypool. Given the work he’s most known for, it’s no surprise he has worked on quite a few music-related projects over the years including a film featuring the band Broken Social Scene, the doc I’ll discuss a little more below Music from the Big House as well as being involved with the City Sonic project that profiles Toronto musicians and the places that influenced them. McDonald’s films can be hit or miss but he always seems willing to try new things making each film an interesting experience.

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245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)
Hard Core Logo 2 is naturally the much belated follow-up to McDonald’s big breakthrough film. Unfortunately it feels thrown together with a half-baked plot involving another malcontented singer who believes she’s inhabited by the spirit of the singer from the first film. McDonald himself becomes more of a central figure in this one compared to the previous with a ridiculous, goofy ending that doesn’t really fit with what came before.
Music from the Big House is a solid documentary that follows the Canadian blues singer Rita Chiarelli as she meets with inmates at Louisiana’s Angola Prison and puts on a country, blues and gospel concert with several of the more musically-inclined inmates. The film is a collection of interviews with various prisoners talking about how music has affected their lives interspersed with performances by the prisoners themselves. It ends on a rather interesting note, detailing the crimes committed and the prisoners’ sentences in the closing credits for each. It’s a little shocking in some cases to see how some of the most reserved and genuinely redemptive inmates ended up where they are.
Hellions on the surface appears to be a home invasion horror film in the vein of The Strangers about a teen who’s trapped in her house on Halloween being tormented by some evil trick-or-treaters, but as it unfolds, it features some bizarre and unpleasant undertones as well as surreal art horror visuals. It seems to be a wildly polarizing film depending on expectations going in. I thought it was worth a watch, particularly if you are more interested in art horror.

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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)

Run #50: Mario Bava
194. I coltelli del vendicatore a.k.a. Knives of the Avenger (1966)
195. Ringo del Nebraska a.k.a. Savage Gringo (1966)
196. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970)
197. Le spie vengono dal semifreddo a.k.a. Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
198. 5 bambole per la luna d'agosto a.k.a. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)

Run #51: John Boorman
199. The Emerald Forest (!985)
200. The Tiger's Tail (2006)
201. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Run #52: Curtis Harrington
202. The Cat Creature (1973)
203. The Dead Don't Die (1975)
204. Games (1967)
205. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
206. Ruby (1977)
207. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
208. The Killing Kind (1973)
209. How Awful About Allan (1970)

Run #53: Aleksandr Sokurov
210. Mat i syn a.k.a Mother and Son (1997)
211. Mariya (1988)
212. Spasi i sokhrani a.k.a. Save & Protect (1989)

Run #54: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
213. Despair (1978)
214. In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden a.k.a. In A Year With 13 Moons (1978)
215. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten a.k.a. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Run #55: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
216. Confession (1968)
217. Hyôryu kyôshitsu a.k.a. Drifting Classroom (1987)
218a. E no naka no shôjo a.k.a. Girl in the Picture (1960)
218b. Complex (1964)
218c. Nakasendô (1963)
219. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990)

Run #56: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
220. Sanpo suru shinryakusha a.k.a. Before We Vanish (2017)
221. Kishibe no tabi a.k.a. Journey to the Shore (2015)
222. Sebunsu kôdo a.k.a. Seventh Code (2013)
223. Sakebi a.k.a. Retribution (2006)
224. Sûîto Homu a.k.a. Sweet Home (1989)
225. Umezu Kazuo: Kyôfu gekijô - Mushi-tachi no ie a.k.a. Kazuo Umezu's Horror Theater: Bug's House (2005)

Run #57: Robert Altman
226. Thieves Like Us (1974)
227. The Delinquents (1957)
228. Dr. T and the Women (2000)
229. Quintet (1979)

Run #58: Jack Hill
230. Blood Bath (1966)
231. The Raw Ones (1965)
232. La muerte viviente a.k.a. Isle of the Snake People (1971)

Run #59: Walter Hill
233. Undisputed (2002)
234. Supernova (2000)
235. Wild Bill (1995)

Run #60: Andy Milligan
236. Bloodthirsty Butchers (1970)
237. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)
238. Seeds (1968)

Run #61: Álex de la Iglesia
239. El bar a.k.a. The Bar (2017)
240. The Oxford Murders (2008)
241. Crimen ferpecto a.k.a. The Perfect Crime (2004)

Run #62: Francesco Rosi
242. Lucky Luciano (1973)
243. Diario napoletano a.k.a. Neapolitan Diary (1992)
244. Uomini contro a.k.a. Many Wars Ago (1970)

Run #63: Bruce McDonald
245: Hard Core Logo 2 (2010)
246. Music from the Big House (2010)
247. Hellions (2015)

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Post by jdidaco » July 31st, 2020, 4:39 am

(Screenshots from 'The Girl on the Bridge' and 'The Fat Man'),

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Max Nosseck

61. Kill or Be Killed (Max Nosseck, 1950) 7/10
62. The Hoodlum (Max Nosseck, 1951) 8/10
63. Garden of Eden (Max Nosseck, 1954) 5.5/10

Hugo Haas

64. The Girl on the Bridge (Hugo Haas, 1951) 8.5/10
65. One Girl's Confession (Hugo Haas, 1953) 7.5/10
66. Night of the Quarter Moon (Hugo Haas, 1959) 6.5/10

William Castle

67. Hollywood Story (William Castle, 1951) 8/10
78. The Fat Man (William Castle, 1951) 7.5/10
69. The Old Dark House (William Castle, 1963) 6/10

Franco Rossi

70. Morte di un amico (Death of a Friend, Franco Rossi, 1960) 9/10
71. Giovinezza giovinezza (Youth March, Franco Rossi, 1969) 9.5/10
72. Come una rosa al naso (Pure as a Lily, Franco Rossi, 1976) 7/10

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That's it for me! Thank you again for hosting, flavo (and for the wonderful director write-ups)!

!seen 72

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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
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
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
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
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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