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AssonFire wrote: February 11th, 2021, 5:42 am Ridley Scott
1. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) 5/10
2. White Squall (1996) 4/10
3. Black Hawk Down (2001) 6/10
4. Black Rain (1989) 6/10
5. Boy and Bicycle (1962 / Ridley Scott) 4/10
Hovis: Boy on the Bike (1973 / Ridley Scott) 6/10
Roxy Music: Avalon (1982 / Ridley Scott) 6/10
Chanel No. 5: The Swimming Pool (1979 / Ridley Scott) 5/10
Chanel No. 5: L'invitation au rêve/Le jardin (1982 / Ridley Scott) 6/10
Chanel No. 5: Monuments (1986 / Ridley Scott) 5/10
Chanel No. 5: La Star (1990 / Ridley Scott) 7/10
Thunder Perfect Mind (2010 / Ridley Scott) 4/10
The Journey (2019 / Ridley Scott) 4/10
Hennessy X.O: The Seven Worlds (2019 / Ridley Scott) 6/10
The French as Seen By...: Les Gaulois (1988 / Werner Herzog) 4/10
La Boheme (2009 / Werner Herzog) 6/10
Ode to the Dawn of Man (2011 / Werner Herzog) 6/10

Werner Herzog
5. Signs of Life (1968) 6/10 #DDF
6. Scream of Stone (1991) 5/10
7. Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995) 5/10
8. Christ and Demons in New Spain (1999) 5/10
9. The White Diamond (2004) 7/10
10. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) 7/10

27 minutes carried forwards.
You have two #5s, so have you at 11 in total.
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jeroeno wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:22 pm 36. The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer, 1985)
37. Privilege (Yvonne Rainer, 1990)
38. Journeys from Berlin/1971 (Yvonne Rainer, 1980)

Hand Film (Yvonne Rainer, 1966) (7 min)
jeroeno wrote: February 13th, 2021, 7:19 am 36. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (Sang-soo Hong, 2017)
37. Gangbyeon hotel (Sang-soo Hong, 2018)
38. Domangchin yeoja (Sang-soo Hong, 2020)
You have 36-38 twice, so have you at 44 ;)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 13th, 2021, 1:45 pm
jeroeno wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:22 pm 36. The Man Who Envied Women (Yvonne Rainer, 1985)
37. Privilege (Yvonne Rainer, 1990)
38. Journeys from Berlin/1971 (Yvonne Rainer, 1980)

Hand Film (Yvonne Rainer, 1966) (7 min)
jeroeno wrote: February 13th, 2021, 7:19 am 36. Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (Sang-soo Hong, 2017)
37. Gangbyeon hotel (Sang-soo Hong, 2018)
38. Domangchin yeoja (Sang-soo Hong, 2020)
You have 36-38 twice, so have you at 44 ;)
Well spotted, I edited my post just to be sure :sleeping: :cheers:
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Updated the OP.

We have now 20 participants, who watched 547 films in total from 116 directors. Of those only 7 directors were watched by 2 users: Stan Brakhage, Johan van der Keuken, Jean-Luc Godard, Blake Edwards, Spike Lee and Clint Eastwood. None were watched by more than 2 users.

Directors with >3 films

RankDirectorCount
1. Stan Brakhage36
2. Johan van der Keuken34
3. Frans Zwartjes14
4. Ridley Scott14
5. Edgar G. Ulmer13
6. Werner Herzog9
7. Jean-Luc Godard8
8. Andy Warhol8
9. R. Bruce Elder7
10. Blake Edwards7
11. Herschell Gordon Lewis7
12. Spike Lee7
13. Bruce Baillie7
14. Henri Storck7
15. John Guillermin7
16. Ken Jacobs7
17. Chantal Akerman6
18. Paul Verhoeven6
19. Dardenne brothers6
20. Lino Brocka6
21. Sidney Lumet6
22. Clint Eastwood6
23. Lamberto Bava5
24. Kenji Mizoguchi5
25. Teo Hernandez5
26. Herbert Achternbusch5
27. Jean-Daniel Pollet5
28. Louis Feuillade5
29. Polonia Brothers5
30. John Landis5
31. David Lean4
32. Joseph L. Mankiewicz4
33. Takeshi Kitano4
34. King Vidor4
35. Justin Lin4
36. Rintaro4
37. Henry King4
38. Joe Begos 4
39. Dario Argento4
40. Larry Cohen4
41. Yasujirô Ozu4
42. Samuel Fuller4
43. Victor Sjöström4
44. Menahem Golan4
45. Matthew Barney4
46. Tim Burton4
47. Eric Rohmer4
48. Rita Azevedo Gomes4
49. Masaki Kobayashi4
50. Clarence Brown4
51. Alain Cavalier4

Directors with 3 films
52. Rob Zombie3
53. Peter Delpeut3
54. Steven Spielberg3
55. James Mangold3
56. Terence Fisher3
57. Arturo Ripstein3
58. Ti West 3
59. Abel Ferrara3
60. John Milius3
61. Steven Soderbergh3
62. Boris Lehman3
63. Dick Maas3
64. Satoshi Kon3
65. Patrick Brice3
66. David Fincher3
67. Emilio Fernández3
68. John Ford3
69. Steve James3
70. Douglas Sirk3
71. Frank Borzage3
72. Alexander Payne3
73. Francois Truffaut3
74. Robert Bresson3
75. Jim Wynorski3
76. Nuri Bilge Ceylan3
77. Mickey Keating3
78. Richard Myers3
79. Amit Dutta3
80. Yasuzô Masumura3
81. John Gilling3
82. Jacques Rivette3
83. Woody Allen3
84. Jacques Becker3
85. Ron Howard3
86. Todd Haynes3
87. Roberta Findlay3
88. Edgar Reitz3
89. Alfred Hitchcock3
90. Dziga Vertov3
91. Michael Snow3
92. Deborah Stratman3
93. Adam Green3
94. Claire Denis3
95. François Truffaut3
96. Kathryn Bigelow3
97. René Clair3
98. Noboru Iguchi3
99. Jonas Mekas3
100. James Benning3
101. Philippe Garrel3
102. John Huston3
103. Steven Soderbergh 3
104. John Singleton3
105. Júlio Bressane3
106. Tom Holland3
107. Leo McCarey3
108. Peter Weir3
109. Jonathan Demme3
110. Yvonne Rainer3
111. Leopoldo Torre Nilsson3
112. Peter Jackson3
113. Helmut Käutner3
114. John McNaughton3
115. Sang-soo Hong3
116. Leonardo Favio3
Flavo is still in the lead for in the overal leaderboard with 90. Obgeoff and Lu-Chin are fighting for second place with 67 and 63 respectively. Flavo also unsurprisingly watched the most amount of directors: 24. But jeroeno and klaus78 have the longest runs, both with 31 films, from Johan van der Keuken and Stan Brakhage respectively. Sol still watched the most debuts: 6. We crossed off 20% of the TSPDT Top 250.

BONUS CHALLLENGE #2: Deep Top 5

RankParticipantDirectorCount
1.jeroenoJohan van der Keuken31
2.klaus78Stan Brakhage31
3.jeroenoFrans Zwartjes14
4.AssonFireRidley Scott14
5.flavo5000Edgar G. Ulmer13


BONUS CHALLLENGE #3: Wide Top 5

RankParticipantCount
1. flavo500024
2. Obgeoff19
3. Lu-Chin17
4. sol10
5. jeroeno10



BONUS CHALLLENGE #4: Directorial Debut Features Top 3

Rank Participant Count
1. sol6
2. DudeLanez4
3. flavo50003


Overall Leaderboard Top 10

RankParticipantCount
1. flavo500090
2. Obgeoff67
3. Lu-Chin63
4. jeroeno44
5. sol31
6. DudeLanez26
7. jdidaco24
8. St. Gloede13
9. ChrisReynolds11
10. AssonFire11
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ERNST LUBITSCH

5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Companion films to the already seen "Love Parade" and "One Hour with You", and I'm not a fan of any of them - this may have been the worst period of Lubitsch's career. All these films are hopelessly outdated (and not in a good way), with their early sound technology, European aristocracy, Maurice Chevalier, operetta music and plots, and their "wink wink nudge nudge" attitude.


7. Ninotchka (1939)

Muuuch better: more polished, more romantic, more satirical, better acted. Deserves its reputation as one of Lubitsch's best.

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BLAKE EDWARDS
1. The Great Race (1965)
2. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
3. Gunn (1967)
4. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

ERNST LUBITSCH
5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
7. Ninotchka (1939)
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Director 1: Masaki Kobayashi
1. Karami-ai/The Inheritance (1962) 7/10
A ''no-likeable character" type of film, extremely well written.

2. Kabe atsuki heya/The Thick-Walled Room (1956) 6/10
A film taking place in post-2nd WW Japan in a pow camp. It's easy to see how war and being in a pow himself influenced Kobayashi.

3. Magokoro/Sincerity (1953) 6/10
A bit too melodramatic for my taste.

4. Kuroi kawa/Black River (1957) 6/10
Shows the hard life of poor people, torn between the mafia and the american occupation.
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Director 1: Masaki Kobayashi
1. Karami-ai/The Inheritance (1962) 7/10
2. Kabe atsuki heya/The Thick-Walled Room (1956) 6/10
3. Magokoro/Sincerity (1953) 6/10
4. Kuroi kawa/Black River (1957) 6/10
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frbrown wrote: February 13th, 2021, 6:09 pm ERNST LUBITSCH

5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Companion films to the already seen "Love Parade" and "One Hour with You", and I'm not a fan of any of them - this may have been the worst period of Lubitsch's career. All these films are hopelessly outdated (and not in a good way), with their early sound technology, European aristocracy, Maurice Chevalier, operetta music and plots, and their "wink wink nudge nudge" attitude.


7. Ninotchka (1939)

Muuuch better: more polished, more romantic, more satirical, better acted. Deserves its reputation as one of Lubitsch's best.

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BLAKE EDWARDS
1. The Great Race (1965)
2. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
3. Gunn (1967)
4. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

ERNST LUBITSCH
5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
7. Ninotchka (1939)
I 100% agree. I'm not a fan of Lubitsch's early sound films at all. It almost seems unfathomable that the same director who did To Be and Not To Be and Ninotchka did cheesy junk like The Smiling Lieutenant.
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flavo5000 wrote: February 13th, 2021, 6:46 pmIt almost seems unfathomable that the same director who did To Be and Not To Be and Ninotchka did cheesy junk like The Smiling Lieutenant.
With 24 director runs already, did you come across any Jekyll-and-Hyde cases, where it seemed surprising that very different films were made by the same director?
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I'm not a fan of Lubitsch once he made the jump to America, not just his early sound work, but he was easily among the best directors if the 10s, and his German work is good-great (as are many of his later films).
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1.-5. Stan Brakhage
The Wonder Ring (1955) 6/10
The Dead (1960) 7/10
Two: Creeley/McClure (1965) 6/10
23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967) 7/10
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978) 7/10
Scenes from Under Childhood Section #1 (1969) 8/10
The Machine of Eden (1970) 8/10
Star Garden (1974) 6/10
Desert (1976) 8/10
The Process (1972) 7/10
Burial Path (1978) 6/10
Duplicity III (1980) 6/10
The Domain of the Moment (1977) 6/10
Murder Psalm (1980) 6/10
Arabic Numeral Series 12 (1981) 7/10
Visions in Meditation #1 (1989) 7/10
Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989) 6/10
Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990) 7/10
Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990) 7/10
Unconscious London Strata (1981) 7/10
Boulder Blues and Pearls and... (1992) 8/10
The Mammals of Victoria (1994) 6/10
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994) 7/10
I Take These Truths (1994) 7/10
The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997) 7/10
Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997) 7/10
...Reel Five (1999) 6/10
Persian Series #1 (1999) 6/10
Persian Series #2 (1999) 7/10
Persian Series #3 (1999) 7/10
Chinese Series (2003) 6/10
6.-8. Jacques Rivette
L'amour fou (1969) 7/10
Noroît (1976) 6/10
Paris nous appartient (1961) 8/10
Dziga Vertov

9. Kino-nedelya (1918-1919) 6/10
10.-13. Kino-pravda (1922-1925) 6/10
14. Kinoglaz (1924) 7/10
15. Shagay, sovet! (1926) 6/10
16. Odinnadtsatyy (1928) 7/10
17. Tri pesni o Lenine (1934) 6/10
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St. Gloede wrote: February 13th, 2021, 8:38 pm I'm not a fan of Lubitsch once he made the jump to America, not just his early sound work, but he was easily among the best directors if the 10s, and his German work is good-great (as are many of his later films).
I agree with that too. I've only seen a couple of his silent films, but what I've seen is certainly better than his early sound films as well.
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Federico Fellini

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Federico Fellini is, for many, cinema’s great ringmaster, corralling his assortment of oddities, entertainers and carefree lovers into a heady and ebullient stew that creates at times films of such vital energy and emotion that it can barely be contained. He often zeroes in on the drifting waif, the naive soul who is swept into events beyond their comprehension as a parade of everything the world can offer and beyond swirls around them.At his best, Fellini’s films can appear magical even when grounded in realism just by virtue of how his characters carry themselves and interact with one another. At times Fellini can come across self-indulgent or aimless. Some would say that he just takes the backroads to get where he’s going sometimes. While Fellini began his career during the Italian neo-realism movement, he gradually began to introduce elements of the fantastical into his films, having been influenced by the theories of Carl Jung on the collective unconscious which set him on a path toward immersing himself more and more into concepts of spiritualism. These sorts of ideas would appear in many films in the latter half of his career and help define Fellini’s identity as a truly unique and highly influential filmmaker.

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91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
Love in the City is an anthology film composed of six segments, all revolving around what the title implies. We have segments about prostitutes, marriage, voyeurism, dancing and exploitation of tragedy. They also all thematically have a similar docudrama conceit given the time period with this being made right in the middle of the Italian neo-realist era. Fellini’s segment in particular is very much in his style as a reporter attempts to track down a marriage agency and a wife for a strange friend. Antonioni also has a segment here very much in his style as well as we get beautiful, lost looking women amid long takes and run down backdrops. While none of the segments included are what I would consider essential, the film still has a certain consistency that will make it worth a watch for fans of Italian anthology films of this era.

92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
Roberto Benini is the aimless and wandering waif in Voice of the Moon, Fellini’s final magical realist feature, a film as dream-like and stream-of-conscious as any of Fellini’s. Elements of it feel very personal, with the lead character expressing some of the thoughts Fellini himself most likely had at various times. There are those who become too caught up in the hustle and bustle of life to hear the voice of the moon calling and who gate their thoughts to the seemingly fantastical or impossible. It feels like these are the people Fellini is trying to reach. Due to its more lyrically obtuse nature, Voice of the Moon is a little hard to get a hold on at times. Benini drifts from event to event like a leaf blown about in the wind, settling briefly wherever he happens to land. Long-time fans of Fellini will appreciate this one as a kind of final love letter from the director to the world. It might not be the best introduction to his work though.

93. Intervista (1987)
While Voice of the Moon feels more celebratory, Intervista for much of it has a wistful nostalgic approach to its meta material but with a playfulness befitting a film about Fellini making a movie about Fellini that transforms into a magical window into the past. At times this almost feels like one of Agnes Varda’s mischievous tableaus but it certainly goes further down the rabbit hole than most of Varda’s works. Like Voice of the Moon, long-time Fellini fans may be pulled into film’s odd but charming machinations while those who are only casual viewers of Fellini will probably just be puzzled at times.

94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)
From the very end of his career, we go back to his neorealist period once again with what I think may be the best of his films from this time after La Strada (which immediately preceded it). Stories about con men can easily get bogged down in the caper itself while giving short shrift to the development of the characters involved in the con. Fellini is not the sort of director that would let that happen though. He gives equal weight to both the cons the three conmen at the center of this film put together while also still developing them as people and giving them these small moments of weakness and frailty that make them come to life beyond the trick. Like La Strada this film is not the most uplifting of narratives, but it has a richness that I think gives it a strong rewatchability.
The Nexus of Power Compels Thee
Run #1: Steven Spielberg
1. Hook (1991)
2. Something Evil (1972)
3. The BFG (2016)

Run #2: Lamberto Bava
4. Body Puzzle (1992)
5. A cena con il vampiro a.k.a. Dinner with a Vampire (1989)
6. La casa dell'orco a.k.a. Demons III: The Ogre (1989)
7. Blasterfighter (1984)
8. Le foto di Gioia a.k.a. Delirium (1987)

Run #3: Terence Fisher
9. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
10. Night of the Big Heat (1967)
11. Murder By Proxy a.k.a. Blackout (1954)

Run #4: Takeshi Kitano
12. Kikujirô (1999)
13. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi a.k.a. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
14. Minnâ-yatteruka! a.k.a. Getting Any? (1994)
15. Autoreiji a.k.a. Outrage (2010)

Run #5: Steven Soderbergh
16. The Laundromat (2019)
17. Haywire (2011)
18. Eros (2004)

Run #6: Hershell Gordon Lewis
19. Scum of the Earth (1963)
20. Moonshine Mountain (1964)
21. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)
22. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)
23. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
24. Just for the Hell of It (1968)
25. How to Make a Doll (1968)

Run #7: Rintaro
26. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983)
27. Kamui no ken a.k.a. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
28. Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (1992)
29. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

Run #8: Steve James
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
31. Reel Paradise (2005)
32. Prefontaine (1997)

Run #9: Sidney Lumet
33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
35. Daniel (1983)
36a. The Elgin Hour: Crime in the Streets (1955)
36b. The Challenge (1955)
37. Fail Safe (1964)

Run #10: Alexander Payne
38. The Passion of Martin (1991) #DDF
39. Citizen Ruth (1996)
40. Downsizing (2017)

Run #11: Larry Cohen
41. It Lives Again (1978)
42. Perfect Strangers (1984)
43. Full Moon High (1981)
44. Special Effects (1984)

Run #12: Robert Bresson
45. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur a.k.a. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
46. Une femme douce a.k.a. A Gentle Woman (1969)
47. Procès de Jeanne d'Arc a.k.a. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Run #13: John Gilling
48. The Night Caller a.k.a. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
49. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
50. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

Run #14: Yasujiro Ozu
51. Tôkyô no kôrasu a.k.a. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
52. Dekigokoro a.k.a. Passing Fancy (1933)
53. Hogaraka ni ayume a.k.a. Walk Cheerfully (1930)
54. Sono yo no tsuma a.k.a. That Night's Wife (1930)

Run #15: Roberta Findlay
55. Anyone But My Husband (1975)
56. Take Me Naked (1966) #DFF
57.Blood Sisters (1987)

Run #16: Adam Green
58. Hatchet II (2010)
59. Spiral (2007)
60. Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Run #17: Kathryn Bigelow
61. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
62. The Weight of Water (2000)
63. Detroit (2017)

Run #18: Clint Eastwood
64. Changeling (2008)
65. J. Edgar (2011)
66. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Run #19: Noboru Iguchi
67. Deddo sushi (2012)
68. Robo-geisha (2009)
69. Gôsuto sukuwaddo a.k.a. Ghost Squad (2018)

Run #20: Andy Warhol
70. Blue Movie (1969)
71. Beauty #2 (1965)
72a. Outer and Inner Space (1966)
72b. Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965)
72c. Blow Job (1963)
72d. Mario Banana I & II (1964)
72e. Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964)
72f. Screen Test: Nico (1966)

Run #21: John Singleton
73. Higher Learning (1995)
74. Baby Boy (2001)
75. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Run #22: Tom Holland
76. Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014)
77. The Stranger Within (1990)
78. Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Run #23: Mark Polonia
79. Church of the Damned (1985)
80. Bad Magic (1998)
81. Death Reel (1985)
82. Channel 13 (2015)
83. Nightmare Vacation (2017)

Run #24: Edgar G. Ulmer
84. The Naked Dawn (1955)
85. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
86. Murder Is My Beat (1955)
87a. Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940)
87b. Another to Conquer (1941)
87c. Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (1943)
87d. Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (1940)
87e. Turbosupercharger: Flight Operation (1943)
87f. Let My People Live (1939)
87g. Cloud in the Sky (1940)
88. From Nine to Nine (1935)
89. The Man from Planet X (1951)
90. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Run #25: Federico Fellini
91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
93. Intervista (1987)
94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)
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Arturo Ripstein
1. El castillo de la pureza (1973) 8/10
2. Profundo carmesí (1996) 8/10
3. El imperio de la fortuna (1986) 7/10

Chantal Akerman
4. Hôtel Monterey (1973) 5/10
5. News from Home (1977) 6/10
6. D'Est (1993) (1993) 6/10

Paul Verhoeven
7. De vierde man (1983) 6/10
8. Turks fruit (1973) 8/10
9. Zwartboek (2006) 8/10

Emilio Fernández
10. Víctimas del pecado (1951) 6/10
11. Enamorada (1946) 7/10
12. Pueblerina (1949) 5/10

Dardenne brothers
13. The Promise (1996) 8/10
14. The Kid with a Bike (2011) 8/10
15. Young Ahmed (2019) 8/10

Jean-Luc Godard
16. Numéro deux (1975) 4/10
17. Film socialisme (2010) 5/10
18. Je vous salue, Marie (1985) 6/10
19. Notre musique (2004) 7/10
20. Le livre d'image (2018) 7/10

Alfred Hitchcock
21. To Catch a Thief (1955) 7/10
22. Marnie (1964) 8/10
23. Spellbound (1945) 6/10

Dziga Vertov
24. Entuziazm (Simfoniya Donbassa) (1930) 7/10
25. The Sixth Part of the World (1926) 6/10
26. Three Songs About Lenin (1934) 6/10

Chantal Akerman
27. Je tu il elle (1974) 6/10
28. Toute une nuit (1982) 6/10
29. Nuit et jour (1991) 8/10

Michael Snow
30. To Lavoisier, Who Died in the Reign of Terror (1991) 2/10
31. Wavelength (1967) 3/10
32. Back and Forth (1969) 5/10

Stan Brakhage
33. Anticipation of the Night (1958) 5/10
34. The Text of Light (1974) 4/10
35. 23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1967) 7/10 33 min.
23rd Psalm Branch: Part II (1978) 5/10 31 min.
Star Garden (1974) 5/10 22 min.

Deborah Stratman
36. O'er the Land (2009) 7/10
37. The BLVD (1999) 6/10
38. From Hetty to Nancy (1997) 4/10

Bruce Baillie
39. Quixote (1965) 5/10
40. Quick Billy (1971) 6/10
41. On Sundays (1961) 4/10 26 min
Mass for the Dakota Sioux (1964) 4/10 20 min
To Parsifal (1963) 4/10 15 min
Castro Street (1966) 5/10 10 min
Valentin de las Sierras (1971) 6/10 10 min.

Jonas Mekas
42. In Between (1978) 6/10
43. The Brig (1964) 7/10
44. Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man (2012) 8/10

Matthew Barney
45. Cremaster 1 (1996) 5/10
46. Cremaster 2 (1999) 6/10
47. Cremaster 4 (1995) 4/10
48. Cremaster 5 (1997) 4/10

James Benning
49. After Warhol (2011) 5/10
50. Natural History (2014) 5/10
51. Casting a Glance (2007) 6/10

Ken Jacobs
52. Seeking the Monkey King (2011) 7/10
53. Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise (2005) 5/10
54. Blonde Cobra (1963) 2/10 33 min
Little Stabs at Happiness (1960) 3/10 15 min
Capitalism: Child Labor (2006) 5/10 14 min
The Georgetown Loop (1996) 4/10 11 min
Window (1964) 3/10 9 min

Dardenne brothers
55. Le fils (2002) 7/10
56. Rosetta (1999) 7/10
57. La fille inconnue (2016) 6/10

Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
58. La mano en la trampa (1961) 7/10
59. El pibe Cabeza (1975) 6/10
60. Boquitas pintadas (1974) 7/10

Paul Verhoeven
61. Soldier of Orange (1977) 8/10
62. Flesh+Blood (1985) 6/10
63. Tricked (2012) 6/10
Jean-Luc Godard
64. For Ever Mozart (1996) 3/10
65. Nouvelle vague (1990) 3/10
66. Le mépris (1963) 8/10
67. Une femme est une femme (1961) 7/10
68. Éloge de l'amour (2001) 5/10

Peter Delpeut
69. The Forbidden Quest (1993) 7/10
70. Lyrisch nitraat (1991) 5/10
71. Diva Dolorosa (1999) 4/10

Glauber Rocha
72. Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964) 7/10
73. Terra em Transe (1967) 8/10
74. A Idade da Terra (1980) 8/10
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frbrown wrote: February 13th, 2021, 7:50 pm
flavo5000 wrote: February 13th, 2021, 6:46 pmIt almost seems unfathomable that the same director who did To Be and Not To Be and Ninotchka did cheesy junk like The Smiling Lieutenant.
With 24 director runs already, did you come across any Jekyll-and-Hyde cases, where it seemed surprising that very different films were made by the same director?
Well, while I didn't watch it specifically for this challenge Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is radically different from pretty much everything else he has done. And it wasn't even a director for hire kind of gig either. He developed the project with Barry Gordy.
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H. Tjut Djalil

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You may be asking yourself right now, “who the hell is H. Tjut Djalil?” If you aren’t and actually know who this gentleman is, you are a cool person. And if you are indeed posing that question, then let me respond by telling you that H. Tjut Djalil is responsible for some of the most balls-out, batshit crazy movies to ever come out of Indonesia (and if you watch a lot of ‘70s and ‘80s Indonesian movies, you know that is no minor feat). His most well-known endeavors are most likely Mystics In Bali, the heartwarming tale of a woman who is turned into a flying head with organs hanging out of its neck by a crazy old witch, and Lady Terminator, a tale of the spirit of an ancient queen who possesses a sexy young woman and proceeds to go on a murder and fuck rampage with an AK-47. As you can imagine, these films are bonafide classics, and I really had no choice but to delve further into Djalil’s catalog. Needless to say, my efforts proved to be fruitful indeed.

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95. Ratu buaya putih a.k.a. The White Alligator (1988)
The White Alligator begins right out of the gate with a loud water birthing sequence, the result of which are twins in the loosest sense of the word, one a bouncing baby girl and one a slithering crocodile that swims off immediately after popping out of the mother. The parents are then killed by some bandits who steal a mysterious jewel the mother was wearing. Flash forward several years later. The crocodile that was born has grown into a crocodile queen who sends crocodiles to get revenge for the murder of her parents. The other twin has been raised by the bandits (who apparently employ dumbasses) and is unaware of her reptilian lineage. A lot of weirdness happens, especially in the final third, mostly involving crocodiles (there’s a really wtf hacky-sack crocodile egg exploding into maggots and pus scene that I didn’t get at all). I guess what I’m trying to say is, this is dope.

96. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
Despite coming out in 1995, this sequel to Lady Terminator is one of the most ‘80s things I’ve ever seen. Shoulder pads everywhere. The music. The dancing. The neon. It’s all there. Anyway the spirit of the queen from the first film is back possessing another woman, fucking and killing her way around town. The effects are delightful, if a little too sparsely used. It also seems to have more sex but less action and death than Lady Terminator, perhaps as a response to the early ‘90s erotic thriller boom? Anyway, as a result, it does kind of drag a little in places. Still, I had a lot of fun with it, especially in the final third of the movie.

97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1986)
A demonic man with long knives for fingers torments a girl in her dreams. Sound familiar? Yea, this is a blatant rip-off of Nightmare on Elm Street. Incredibly cheesy but you won’t care. Bust out the fog machine, put on your P.J.s, and plot down in front of the telly to let the sweet, sweet copyright infringement wash over you.
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Run #1: Steven Spielberg
1. Hook (1991)
2. Something Evil (1972)
3. The BFG (2016)

Run #2: Lamberto Bava
4. Body Puzzle (1992)
5. A cena con il vampiro a.k.a. Dinner with a Vampire (1989)
6. La casa dell'orco a.k.a. Demons III: The Ogre (1989)
7. Blasterfighter (1984)
8. Le foto di Gioia a.k.a. Delirium (1987)

Run #3: Terence Fisher
9. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
10. Night of the Big Heat (1967)
11. Murder By Proxy a.k.a. Blackout (1954)

Run #4: Takeshi Kitano
12. Kikujirô (1999)
13. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi a.k.a. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
14. Minnâ-yatteruka! a.k.a. Getting Any? (1994)
15. Autoreiji a.k.a. Outrage (2010)

Run #5: Steven Soderbergh
16. The Laundromat (2019)
17. Haywire (2011)
18. Eros (2004)

Run #6: Hershell Gordon Lewis
19. Scum of the Earth (1963)
20. Moonshine Mountain (1964)
21. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)
22. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)
23. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
24. Just for the Hell of It (1968)
25. How to Make a Doll (1968)

Run #7: Rintaro
26. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983)
27. Kamui no ken a.k.a. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
28. Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (1992)
29. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

Run #8: Steve James
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
31. Reel Paradise (2005)
32. Prefontaine (1997)

Run #9: Sidney Lumet
33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
35. Daniel (1983)
36a. The Elgin Hour: Crime in the Streets (1955)
36b. The Challenge (1955)
37. Fail Safe (1964)

Run #10: Alexander Payne
38. The Passion of Martin (1991) #DDF
39. Citizen Ruth (1996)
40. Downsizing (2017)

Run #11: Larry Cohen
41. It Lives Again (1978)
42. Perfect Strangers (1984)
43. Full Moon High (1981)
44. Special Effects (1984)

Run #12: Robert Bresson
45. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur a.k.a. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
46. Une femme douce a.k.a. A Gentle Woman (1969)
47. Procès de Jeanne d'Arc a.k.a. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Run #13: John Gilling
48. The Night Caller a.k.a. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
49. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
50. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

Run #14: Yasujiro Ozu
51. Tôkyô no kôrasu a.k.a. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
52. Dekigokoro a.k.a. Passing Fancy (1933)
53. Hogaraka ni ayume a.k.a. Walk Cheerfully (1930)
54. Sono yo no tsuma a.k.a. That Night's Wife (1930)

Run #15: Roberta Findlay
55. Anyone But My Husband (1975)
56. Take Me Naked (1966) #DFF
57.Blood Sisters (1987)

Run #16: Adam Green
58. Hatchet II (2010)
59. Spiral (2007)
60. Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Run #17: Kathryn Bigelow
61. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
62. The Weight of Water (2000)
63. Detroit (2017)

Run #18: Clint Eastwood
64. Changeling (2008)
65. J. Edgar (2011)
66. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Run #19: Noboru Iguchi
67. Deddo sushi (2012)
68. Robo-geisha (2009)
69. Gôsuto sukuwaddo a.k.a. Ghost Squad (2018)

Run #20: Andy Warhol
70. Blue Movie (1969)
71. Beauty #2 (1965)
72a. Outer and Inner Space (1966)
72b. Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965)
72c. Blow Job (1963)
72d. Mario Banana I & II (1964)
72e. Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964)
72f. Screen Test: Nico (1966)

Run #21: John Singleton
73. Higher Learning (1995)
74. Baby Boy (2001)
75. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Run #22: Tom Holland
76. Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014)
77. The Stranger Within (1990)
78. Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Run #23: Mark Polonia
79. Church of the Damned (1985)
80. Bad Magic (1998)
81. Death Reel (1985)
82. Channel 13 (2015)
83. Nightmare Vacation (2017)

Run #24: Edgar G. Ulmer
84. The Naked Dawn (1955)
85. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
86. Murder Is My Beat (1955)
87a. Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940)
87b. Another to Conquer (1941)
87c. Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (1943)
87d. Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (1940)
87e. Turbosupercharger: Flight Operation (1943)
87f. Let My People Live (1939)
87g. Cloud in the Sky (1940)
88. From Nine to Nine (1935)
89. The Man from Planet X (1951)
90. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Run #25: Federico Fellini
91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
93. Intervista (1987)
94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)

Run #26: H. Tjut Djalil
95. Ratu buaya putih a.k.a. The White Alligator (1988)
96. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1986)
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flavo5000 wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:09 am 97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1983)
A demonic man with long knives for fingers torments a girl in her dreams. Sound familiar? Yea, this is a blatant rip-off of Nightmare on Elm Street.
That came out a year earlier? Quite a feat :woot:
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(Screenshots from 'Salome' & 'Balangiga: Howling Wilderness')

Werner Schroeter

25. Himmel hoch (Werner Schroeter, 1968) 8/10 (11 min), La morte d'Isotta (Werner Schroeter, 1968) 7.5/10 (37 min), Mona Lisa (Werner Schroeter, 1968) 6.5/10 (32 min) (Total: 80 min)
26. Salome (Werner Schroeter, 1971) 8.5/10
27. Weiße Reise (White Journey, Werner Schroeter, 1980) 8/10

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Khavn

28. Philippine New Wave: This Is Not a Film Movement (Khavn, 2010) 6/10
29. Desaparadiso (Khavn, 2015) 7.5/10
30. Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (Khavn, 2017) 8/10

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Johan van der Keuken

1. Dagboek (Diary, Johan van der Keuken, 1972) 9/10
2. De nieuwe ijstijd (The New Ice Age, Johan van der Keuken, 1974-79) 9/10
3. De tijd (Time, Johan van der Keuken, 1983) 8/10

R. Bruce Elder

4. She Is Away (R. Bruce Elder, 1976) 7.5/10 (13 min), Permutations and Combinations (R. Bruce Elder, 1976) 7/10 (7 min), Sweet Love Remembered (R. Bruce Elder, 1980) 7.5/10 (12 min), 1857 (Fool's Gold) (R. Bruce Elder, 1981) 8.5/10 (25 min), Work in Progress from Consolations (Love Is an Art of Time) (R. Bruce Elder, 1988) 7/10 (23 min) (Total: 80 min)
5. Lamentations a Monument for the Dead World (R. Bruce Elder, 1985) 9/10
6. Et Resurrectus Est (R. Bruce Elder, 1994) 8.5/10

Teo Hernandez

7. Corps Aboli (Teo Hernandez, 1978) 9/10 (16 min), Tables d'hiver (Teo Hernandez, 1979) 9/10 (29 min), Gong (Teo Hernandez, 1981) 9.5/10 (39 min) (Total: 84 min)
8. Cristaux (Teo Hernandez, 1978) 10/10
9. Lacrima Christi (Teo Hernandez, 1980) 9.5/10

Boris Lehman

10. Magnum Begynasium Bruxellense (Boris Lehman, 1978) 8.5/10
11. Couple, regards, positions (Boris Lehman & Nadine Wandel, 1983) 8/10
12. À la recherche du lieu de ma naissance (Looking for My Birthplace, Boris Lehman, 1990) 8/10

Richard Myers

13. Deathstyles (Richard Myers, 1971) 9/10
14. Floor Show (Richard Myers, 1978) 9/10
15. Jungle Girl (Richard Myers, 1984) 8/10

Amit Dutta

16. Sonchidi (The Golden Bird, Amit Dutta, 2011) 7/10
17. Saatvin Sair (The Seventh Walk, Amit Dutta, 2013) 9/10
18. Agyat Shilpi (The Unknown Craftsman, Amit Dutta, 2017) 8.5/10

Henri Storck

19. Pour vos beaux yeux (For Your Beautiful Eyes, Henri Storck, 1929) 7.5/10 (RV) (7 min), Idylle à la plage (Romance on the Beach, Henri Storck, 1931) 9/10 (23 min), L'île de Pâques (Easter Island, Henri Storck & John Fernhout, 1934) 7.5/10 (23 min), La fenêtre ouverte (The Open Window, Henri Storck, 1952) 7.5/10 (18 min), Les Dieux du feu (Henri Storck, 1961) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 81 min)
20. Rubens (Henri Storck & Paul Haesaerts, 1948) 8/10
21. Herman Teirlinck (Henri Storck, 1953) 7.5/10

Júlio Bressane

22. Amor Louco/Crazy Love (Júlio Bressane, 1971) 8/10
23. Educação Sentimental (Sentimental Education, Júlio Bressane, 2013) 9/10
24. Sedução da Carne (Seduction of the Flesh, Júlio Bressane, 2018) 7/10
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45. A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino (Lamberto V. Avellana, 1965)
46. Badjao (Lamberto V. Avellana, 1957)
47. Anak dalita (Lamberto V. Avellana, 1956)

48. Guerra Conjugal (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1974)
49. Os Inconfidentes (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1972)
50. Garrincha - Alegria do Povo (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1963)
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frbrown wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:16 am
flavo5000 wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:09 am 97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1983)
A demonic man with long knives for fingers torments a girl in her dreams. Sound familiar? Yea, this is a blatant rip-off of Nightmare on Elm Street.
That came out a year earlier? Quite a feat :woot:
Ah, good catch. I put the wrong date. It came out in 1986, not '83.
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Thanks for the stats. :thumbsup:
Running on Directors
1. The House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Rob Zombie #DDF
2. The Devil's Rejects (2005) Rob Zombie
3. 3 From Hell (2019) Rob Zombie
4. Cop Land (1997) James Mangold
5. Logan (2017) James Mangold
6. Heavy (1995) James Mangold #DDF
7. The Roost (2005) Ti West #DDF
8. The Innkeepers (2011) Ti West
9. Trigger Man (2007) Ti West
10. Flodder (1986) Dick Maas
11. Quiz (2012) Dick Maas
12. Saint (2010) Dick Maas
13. Creep (2014) Patrick Brice #DDF
14. Creep 2 (2017) Patrick Brice
15. The Overnight (2015) Patrick Brice
16. Almost Human (2013) Joe Begos #DDF
17. The Mind's Eye (2015) Joe Begos
18. VFW (2019) Joe Begos
19. Bliss (2019) Joe Begos
20. Pod (2015) Mickey Keating
21. Darling (2015) Mickey Keating
22. Carnage Park (2016) Mickey Keating
23. Blackkklansman (2018) Spike Lee REVISION
24. Inside Man (2006) Spike Lee REVISION
25. Oldboy (2013) Spike Lee
26. Unsane (2018) Steven Soderbergh REVISION
27. Haywire (2011) Steven Soderbergh
28. The Landromat (2019) Steven Soderbergh
29. The Borrower (1991) John McNaughton
30. Wild Things (1998) John McNaughton
31. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) John McNaughton REVISION #DDF
32. Druk / Another Round (2020) Thomas Vinterberg
33. Kursk / The Command (2018) Thomas Vinterberg
34. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Thomas Vinterberg

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Thomas Vinterberg

Prior to this month, the only Vinterberg film that I had seen was The Hunt, which I found pretty intense and haunting, though I had trouble getting over the fact that the protagonist there pretty much brings his misery upon himself by not documenting and reporting certain things early into the movie. Another Round starting showing in cinemas here this week and with a couple of other recent Vinterbergs on my radar, I decided to give some more of his stuff a go.

I feel like I have to apologise to any possible Vinterberg fans out there, but after watching this collection of films, I don't know if I have anything particularly posirive to say about him. Festen is meant to be great, but I haven't seen it. The best of the three films that I did see was Another Round - but that is not saying a lot since one of the others is an overlong melodrama about a woman learning to confirm to societal expectations, while the other is a film about men trapped in a sinking submarine that spends as long as possible following around characters on dry land instead.

To be fair, each of these films were certainly well acted, and the more I think about it, the more I wonder if a common cynicism theme can be tracked across them and maybe Vinterberg's work in general. I mean, The Hunt is all about fallible human beings jumping to the wrong conclusions, Madding follows a woman happily giving up her once-treasured independence, Another Round is about middle aged teachers acting like irresponsible teenagers and Kursk is all about bureaucratic red tape interfering with a rescue mission. Vinterberg does not seem to really like humanity based on what I have seen of his work. This approach though does make it difficult (for me at least) to get invested in his films. But to each his or her own. And I'll still see Festen some day.
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Previously watched...
1. Non ho sonno / Sleepless (2001) 273 checks, 0 official lists 5/10
2. Il cartaio / The Card Player (2004) 265 checks, 0 official lists 3/10
3. Ti piace Hitchcock? / Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) 174 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
4. La terza madre / Mother of Tears (2007) 780 checks, 1 official list Rewatch 5/10
5. Chopping Mall (1986) 920 checks, 1 official list Rewatch 5/10
6. Deathstalker II (1987) 127 checks, 0 official lists 5/10
7. 976-Evil II: The Astral Factor (1991) 78 checks, 0 official lists 3/10
8. Kazablan (1973) 21 checks, 2 official lists 5/10
9. Mivtsa Yonatan / Entebbe: Operation Thunderbolt (1977) 73 checks, 2 official lists 3/10
10. Enter the Ninja / Ninja I (1981) 703 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
11. Over the Top (1987) 2197 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
Robert Siodmak
16 films on official lists

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3 Key Films
The Killers (1946) - 15 official lists
Menschen am Sonntag / People on Sunday (1930) - 11 official lists
Criss Cross (1949) - 6 official lists

3 Key Auteurial Trademarks
  • Combining German expressionism and French existentialism in a way which helped define film noir style.
  • Themes of romantic obsession, ambiguous identity and double-crosses.
  • Artistic deep-focus compositions, sculpted by light and shadow.
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12. Phantom Lady (1944) 813 checks, 4 official lists
Siodmak was a Jewish filmmaker who was hounded out of Germany by Goebbels and became one of a number of émigrés to bring the German expressionism to the rising genre of film noir. Phantom Lady was his entry into noir and his first landmark movie. Its script is heavily influenced by Hitchcock, with elements of The Lady Vanishes and wrongfully accused men, but Siodmak brings his own style to it, creating a dark, corrupt and lonely city underbelly for Ella Raines (who's fantastic in this) to descend into in her quest for the truth. There are some real standout scenes in this one, particularly a masturbatory drumming scene and suspenseful shadowy scenes where the threat of death closes in. There are some holes in the script and a weak exit for the villain that bring it down a little.
7/10

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13. The Killers (1946) 4227 checks, 15 official lists Rewatch
After the success of Phantom Lady, Siodmak began churning out noirs. Two and a half years later he produced his masterpiece, The Killers, developing his themes of obsessive attraction and the unknowability of people's motives to a gloomy view of human weakness. Not only do we get Siodmak's first-rate suspense and cinematography we get more action in the form of an exciting heist filmed in one take, and a complex story told through flash-backs and full of twists (though it does take the story a while to build up momentum). The whole film feels very fresh to this day, and Lancaster and Gardner give brilliant performances as an archetypal pairing of femme fatale and doomed schlub.
8/10

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14. Cry of the City (1948) 426 checks, 2 official lists
This is one film that feels a bit more compromised than the others, telling the story of a criminal and the cop hunting him. The movie pivots on the contrast between Conte's criminal and Mature's cop, but while Conte is great, Mature is wooden and unlikeable, doling out inflexible punishments towards lawbreakers. Part of the ambiguity of noir is the sympathy towards criminals, and the knowledge of their inevitable doom, but here you can really feel the strictures of the Hays code forcing the story down paths it doesn't really want to go down and towards the end I didn't believe in the characters' actions. Despite this there are a lot of things to like - great suspense and cinematography, an exciting story and some great villains for Conte to match wits with.
6/10

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15. Criss Cross (1949) 1172 checks, 6 official lists
This is like an attempt to recapture the magic of The Killers, and to be fair it comes very close: you've got Lancaster (as good as always), Yvonne DeCarlo (who isn't quite Ava Gardner but still does good work in the role), a story told largely in flashback, a big heist and more double-crossing than ever. The ending to all this is brilliant, but the film does spend a lot of time setting things up in the flashbacks. Like The Killers this does feel a very personal expression of Siodmak's themes of being unable to know who to trust, and he wrings a lot of suspense and pathos out of them.
7/10

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16. The Crimson Pirate (1952) 489 checks, 1 official list
Although indelibly identified with noir, Siodmak made several attempts in Hollywood to break into more populist genres with variable success. This is regarded as the best, though Siodmak was unhappy with the interference and underming from producer Harold Hecht. There are few classic Siodmak themes here, with Lancaster's pirate willing to throw away his pirate ideals for Eva Bartok (a terrible lead actress downgrade after Raines, Gardner and DeCarlo), and various double-crosses, but this is more of a comic romp with little consequences for anyone we care about. It's a colourful and enjoyable break from the pessimistic noirs, but it doesn't do much in terms of meditating on the human condition. Pirates of the Carribean takes a lot from this, but Pirates is a bit better. Siodmak returned to Europe after the experience making this, saying “In Europe, the creative talent still has a say.” It was possibly also because of the HUAC witch-hunts, which caught up Waldo Salt (the original writer of this film, who became blacklisted), Harold Hecht, and Ronald Kibbee (the replacement writer).
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1. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)
2. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)
3. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961)
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1. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)
2. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959)
3. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (Masaki Kobayashi, 1961)
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Guillaume Nicloux

10. Le poulpe (1998) 6-
11. The Nun / La religieuse (2013) 6
12. Thalasso (2019) 7
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Stanley Donen

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Stanley Donen is considered by some to be the king of Hollywood musicals (although fans of directors like Vincente Minnelli may debate that point). What isn’t debatable is the massive influence and success within the film industry. He is perhaps best known for his critically and commercially successful collaborations with Gene Kelly including On the Town and arguably both men’s crowning achievement Singin’ In The Rain, a film that both embraces Hollywood’s artifice while simultaneously giving it a gentle ribbing. In addition to the projects he did with Kelly, Donen also produced successful musicals such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Give a Girl a Break and Funny Face. Later in his career he started to drift away from musicals and dabble in other genres like the high-spirited Hitchcockian suspense adventure of Charade, the sneakily subversive romantic comedy Indiscreet, the nonlinear experimental disintegration of a relationship in Two for the Road and even the sci-fi horror of Saturn 3. While many of Donen’s later films would lack the accolades and monetary compensation of his films at the peak of the Hollywood golden era, Stanley Donen’s reputation as a supreme entertainer will be cemented in the annals of history.

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98. Arabesque (1966)
Hoping to capitalize off the massive success of Donen’s prior film Charade, he directed another light adventure with romantic comedy elements, this time starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. Once again the formula paid off since it was his second big hit with this kind of film. As for the film itself, Arabesque is generally entertaining and has a brisk enough pace to keep you engaged most of the time with a reasonable amount of thrills and laughs peppered throughout. Peck and Loren don’t have quite the chemistry in my opinion that Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn had in Charade, but they’re easy on the eyes regardless. If you love Charade and are looking for more from Donen in this vein, Arabesque is your best bet.

99. Kismet (1955)
I couldn’t do a profile of Donen without working in at least one musical. It’s unfortunate it was this uninspired middle-of-the-road effort. It’s production was somewhat troubled as well. It was initially helmed by another major director of musicals under MGM, Vincente Minnelli, which he only agreed to in exchange for MGM letting him make his Van Gogh biopic Lust for Life immediately after. When the production suffered delays, Minnelli had no desire to wait around so jetted off to start his pet project instead leaving the project open for MGM to bring in Donen to finish it up. The lack of engagement from either director is pretty obvious as the film, which features the potential for an imaginative Arabian Nights-style narrative about a poor poet that gets swept up into various adventures but is instead the epitome of “Point A to Point B then sing” style of filmmaking. The songs themselves have potential as well and are apparently beloved in their original Broadway incarnations. It’s too bad the acting and staging around them lacks motivation.

100. Blame It On Rio (1984)
Speaking of unfortunate, it’s deeply sad to realize that this creepy turd of a movie was Stanley Donen’s final theatrical film. Blame It On Rio tells the fucked up story of two older men (Michael Caine and Joseph Bologna) named Victor and Matthew who are long-time friends who decide to go on a trip to Rio de Janeiro with their 17-year old daughters after the wife of Matthews goes off on a vacation on her own. Naturally Matthew has sex with Victor’s while Victor is boning Matthew’s wife. The movie plays out like Donen trying to channel a combination of Woody Allen and ‘80s sex comedies and failing on all counts. It’s rarely if ever funny, and the material is beyond creepy, making it impossible to sympathize with anyone here. Just skip it.

101. Indiscreet (1954)
This solid romantic comedy is perhaps best known for its pushing of the boundaries of the Hays Code by using split screen to show Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman side by side on the phone as if they’re in the same bed together. This type of subversion would be used again in films like Doris Day’s Pillow Talk and these kinds of shots would be part of what leads to the Hays Code crumbling in the early ‘60s. As for the rest of the film, Grant and Bergman are a charming pair and in fact, their combined screen presence carries what might otherwise be a kind of skeazy plot. Plus it’s also nice to see Grant opposite a female co-star who is actually somewhat close to him in age with Bergman only being 11 years younger. I mean, yea, we’re talking relative to the norm (Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly were both 25 years his junior when they played opposite Grant in Charade and To Catch A Thief respectively). If you enjoy a pleasant Grant romantic comedy or are dazzled by the beautiful Ingrid Bergman, then this is one you may want to check out.
The Nexus of Power Compels Thee
Run #1: Steven Spielberg
1. Hook (1991)
2. Something Evil (1972)
3. The BFG (2016)

Run #2: Lamberto Bava
4. Body Puzzle (1992)
5. A cena con il vampiro a.k.a. Dinner with a Vampire (1989)
6. La casa dell'orco a.k.a. Demons III: The Ogre (1989)
7. Blasterfighter (1984)
8. Le foto di Gioia a.k.a. Delirium (1987)

Run #3: Terence Fisher
9. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
10. Night of the Big Heat (1967)
11. Murder By Proxy a.k.a. Blackout (1954)

Run #4: Takeshi Kitano
12. Kikujirô (1999)
13. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi a.k.a. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
14. Minnâ-yatteruka! a.k.a. Getting Any? (1994)
15. Autoreiji a.k.a. Outrage (2010)

Run #5: Steven Soderbergh
16. The Laundromat (2019)
17. Haywire (2011)
18. Eros (2004)

Run #6: Hershell Gordon Lewis
19. Scum of the Earth (1963)
20. Moonshine Mountain (1964)
21. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)
22. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)
23. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
24. Just for the Hell of It (1968)
25. How to Make a Doll (1968)

Run #7: Rintaro
26. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983)
27. Kamui no ken a.k.a. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
28. Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (1992)
29. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

Run #8: Steve James
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
31. Reel Paradise (2005)
32. Prefontaine (1997)

Run #9: Sidney Lumet
33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
35. Daniel (1983)
36a. The Elgin Hour: Crime in the Streets (1955)
36b. The Challenge (1955)
37. Fail Safe (1964)

Run #10: Alexander Payne
38. The Passion of Martin (1991) #DDF
39. Citizen Ruth (1996)
40. Downsizing (2017)

Run #11: Larry Cohen
41. It Lives Again (1978)
42. Perfect Strangers (1984)
43. Full Moon High (1981)
44. Special Effects (1984)

Run #12: Robert Bresson
45. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur a.k.a. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
46. Une femme douce a.k.a. A Gentle Woman (1969)
47. Procès de Jeanne d'Arc a.k.a. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Run #13: John Gilling
48. The Night Caller a.k.a. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
49. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
50. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

Run #14: Yasujiro Ozu
51. Tôkyô no kôrasu a.k.a. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
52. Dekigokoro a.k.a. Passing Fancy (1933)
53. Hogaraka ni ayume a.k.a. Walk Cheerfully (1930)
54. Sono yo no tsuma a.k.a. That Night's Wife (1930)

Run #15: Roberta Findlay
55. Anyone But My Husband (1975)
56. Take Me Naked (1966) #DFF
57.Blood Sisters (1987)

Run #16: Adam Green
58. Hatchet II (2010)
59. Spiral (2007)
60. Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Run #17: Kathryn Bigelow
61. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
62. The Weight of Water (2000)
63. Detroit (2017)

Run #18: Clint Eastwood
64. Changeling (2008)
65. J. Edgar (2011)
66. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Run #19: Noboru Iguchi
67. Deddo sushi (2012)
68. Robo-geisha (2009)
69. Gôsuto sukuwaddo a.k.a. Ghost Squad (2018)

Run #20: Andy Warhol
70. Blue Movie (1969)
71. Beauty #2 (1965)
72a. Outer and Inner Space (1966)
72b. Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965)
72c. Blow Job (1963)
72d. Mario Banana I & II (1964)
72e. Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964)
72f. Screen Test: Nico (1966)

Run #21: John Singleton
73. Higher Learning (1995)
74. Baby Boy (2001)
75. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Run #22: Tom Holland
76. Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014)
77. The Stranger Within (1990)
78. Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Run #23: Mark Polonia
79. Church of the Damned (1985)
80. Bad Magic (1998)
81. Death Reel (1985)
82. Channel 13 (2015)
83. Nightmare Vacation (2017)

Run #24: Edgar G. Ulmer
84. The Naked Dawn (1955)
85. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
86. Murder Is My Beat (1955)
87a. Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940)
87b. Another to Conquer (1941)
87c. Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (1943)
87d. Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (1940)
87e. Turbosupercharger: Flight Operation (1943)
87f. Let My People Live (1939)
87g. Cloud in the Sky (1940)
88. From Nine to Nine (1935)
89. The Man from Planet X (1951)
90. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Run #25: Federico Fellini
91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
93. Intervista (1987)
94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)

Run #26: H. Tjut Djalil
95. Ratu buaya putih a.k.a. The White Alligator (1988)
96. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1986)

Run #27: Stanley Donen
98. Arabesque (1966)
99. Kismet (1955)
100. Blame It On Rio (1984)
101. Indiscreet (1954)
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That's right, folks. It's time for another....
GODFR[EY HO-DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm going to go the even lazier route and copy 'n' paste from last year's Run the Director Challenge which was is itself a copy 'n' paste from the previous Chinese Challenge:

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I’m going to go the lazy route here (which is actually quite appropriate for Mr. Ho actually) and just copy ‘n’ paste from my write-up from last month’s Chinese challenge:
“ Godfrey Ho is pretty much the king of cut 'n' paste ridiculous hack jobs. Take some fights from movie A. Splice in some old unused footage from movie B. Add a dab of outtakes from movie C. Film new scenes with a couple of white people for overseas marketing (usually dressed as ninjas whether the rest of the plot calls for it or not). Baste the ham copiously and enjoy.”
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102. Ninja the Protector (1986)
Ninja the Protector is a classic example of why Godfrey Ho would've been better off just ignoring whatever random reels Joseph Lai had sitting around in his closet and just make wall-to-wall ninja goodness. The pre-existing film here that was chopped and screwed with copious Richard Harrison ninja segments crammed on top of it seems to be a run-of-the-mill martial arts flick about brothers torn asunder maybe (hard to tell for sure since all the dialogue was re-dubbed to fit Ho's crazy ninja plot). But the real reason to watch this is the crazy ninja fighting and hilarious fake cop dialogue. We get the usual brightly colored ninjas (even a camo ninja this time) with Harrison as some kind of western ninja boss that one of the brothers goes undercover for to take the other brother down. Also Harrison is pretending to be a cop to bring glory back to ninjas or something. Really the plot doesn't matter. Just sit back and let the ninjas on motorcycles wash over you.

103. Hou ying quan a.k.a. The Shaolin Drunk Monkey (1985)
This one feels even more uninspired than Ho's usual "work". No new Richard Harrison ninja footage and the movie seems to be trying to capitalize off the success of Jackie Chan's Drunken Master seven years later despite the movie Ho is redubbing and re-editing having no drunken monkey fighting in it. The only real commonality between the two is the training section between a young headstrong pupil and the old wizened kung fu master with the long white beard. Otherwise they're pretty much unrelated. It has some decent fight scenes but otherwise is a waste of time. Ho's editing seems to have made the plot even more confusing than it was before and the dubbing made the lead incredibly unlikable. You can skip this one.

104. Haegyeolsa a.k.a. Secret Executioners (1982)
So the ripped off original movie here seems to be about some warring gangsters and a shifty detective. Ho naturally has to cram a random white guy into the middle of it (NOT Richard Harrison shockingly) with little rhyme or reason. I honestly could not follow this plot at all. I think the original footage had been diced so much that it made no sense by the time Ho was done with it. Which is fine. The movie has quite a lot of fight scenes, some of them actively good (I'd like to find out what the original movie was that this butchered) which make this one worth a watch if you're bored. Just be advised it isn't as ridiculous as some of Ho's "finer" films like Ninja Terminator and Scorpion Thunderbolt.
The Nexus of Power Compels Thee
Run #1: Steven Spielberg
1. Hook (1991)
2. Something Evil (1972)
3. The BFG (2016)

Run #2: Lamberto Bava
4. Body Puzzle (1992)
5. A cena con il vampiro a.k.a. Dinner with a Vampire (1989)
6. La casa dell'orco a.k.a. Demons III: The Ogre (1989)
7. Blasterfighter (1984)
8. Le foto di Gioia a.k.a. Delirium (1987)

Run #3: Terence Fisher
9. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
10. Night of the Big Heat (1967)
11. Murder By Proxy a.k.a. Blackout (1954)

Run #4: Takeshi Kitano
12. Kikujirô (1999)
13. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi a.k.a. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
14. Minnâ-yatteruka! a.k.a. Getting Any? (1994)
15. Autoreiji a.k.a. Outrage (2010)

Run #5: Steven Soderbergh
16. The Laundromat (2019)
17. Haywire (2011)
18. Eros (2004)

Run #6: Hershell Gordon Lewis
19. Scum of the Earth (1963)
20. Moonshine Mountain (1964)
21. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)
22. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)
23. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
24. Just for the Hell of It (1968)
25. How to Make a Doll (1968)

Run #7: Rintaro
26. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983)
27. Kamui no ken a.k.a. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
28. Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (1992)
29. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

Run #8: Steve James
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
31. Reel Paradise (2005)
32. Prefontaine (1997)

Run #9: Sidney Lumet
33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
35. Daniel (1983)
36a. The Elgin Hour: Crime in the Streets (1955)
36b. The Challenge (1955)
37. Fail Safe (1964)

Run #10: Alexander Payne
38. The Passion of Martin (1991) #DDF
39. Citizen Ruth (1996)
40. Downsizing (2017)

Run #11: Larry Cohen
41. It Lives Again (1978)
42. Perfect Strangers (1984)
43. Full Moon High (1981)
44. Special Effects (1984)

Run #12: Robert Bresson
45. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur a.k.a. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
46. Une femme douce a.k.a. A Gentle Woman (1969)
47. Procès de Jeanne d'Arc a.k.a. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Run #13: John Gilling
48. The Night Caller a.k.a. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
49. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
50. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

Run #14: Yasujiro Ozu
51. Tôkyô no kôrasu a.k.a. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
52. Dekigokoro a.k.a. Passing Fancy (1933)
53. Hogaraka ni ayume a.k.a. Walk Cheerfully (1930)
54. Sono yo no tsuma a.k.a. That Night's Wife (1930)

Run #15: Roberta Findlay
55. Anyone But My Husband (1975)
56. Take Me Naked (1966) #DFF
57.Blood Sisters (1987)

Run #16: Adam Green
58. Hatchet II (2010)
59. Spiral (2007)
60. Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Run #17: Kathryn Bigelow
61. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
62. The Weight of Water (2000)
63. Detroit (2017)

Run #18: Clint Eastwood
64. Changeling (2008)
65. J. Edgar (2011)
66. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Run #19: Noboru Iguchi
67. Deddo sushi (2012)
68. Robo-geisha (2009)
69. Gôsuto sukuwaddo a.k.a. Ghost Squad (2018)

Run #20: Andy Warhol
70. Blue Movie (1969)
71. Beauty #2 (1965)
72a. Outer and Inner Space (1966)
72b. Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965)
72c. Blow Job (1963)
72d. Mario Banana I & II (1964)
72e. Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964)
72f. Screen Test: Nico (1966)

Run #21: John Singleton
73. Higher Learning (1995)
74. Baby Boy (2001)
75. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Run #22: Tom Holland
76. Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014)
77. The Stranger Within (1990)
78. Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Run #23: Mark Polonia
79. Church of the Damned (1985)
80. Bad Magic (1998)
81. Death Reel (1985)
82. Channel 13 (2015)
83. Nightmare Vacation (2017)

Run #24: Edgar G. Ulmer
84. The Naked Dawn (1955)
85. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
86. Murder Is My Beat (1955)
87a. Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940)
87b. Another to Conquer (1941)
87c. Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (1943)
87d. Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (1940)
87e. Turbosupercharger: Flight Operation (1943)
87f. Let My People Live (1939)
87g. Cloud in the Sky (1940)
88. From Nine to Nine (1935)
89. The Man from Planet X (1951)
90. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Run #25: Federico Fellini
91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
93. Intervista (1987)
94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)

Run #26: H. Tjut Djalil
95. Ratu buaya putih a.k.a. The White Alligator (1988)
96. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1986)

Run #27: Stanley Donen
98. Arabesque (1966)
99. Kismet (1955)
100. Blame It On Rio (1984)
101. Indiscreet (1954)

Run #28: GODFREY HO-DOOOOOOOOWNNNNNN!!!!!
102. Ninja the Protector (1986)
103. Hou ying quan a.k.a. The Shaolin Drunk Monkey (1985)
104. Haegyeolsa a.k.a. Secret Executioners (1982)
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Ingmar Bergman

27. Sånt händer inte här (This Can't Happen Here, 1950) 6/10
28. Sommarlek (Summer Interlude, 1951) 8/10
29. En lektion i kärlek (A Lesson in Love, 1954) 7/10
30. Rabies (1958) 8/10
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Kenji Mizoguchi
1. Genroku Chûshingura (The 47 Ronin, 1941) 7/10
2. Miyamoto Musashi (1944) 5/10
3. Uwasa no onna (The Woman of Rumour, 1954) 7/10
4. Saikaku ichidai onna (The Life of Oharu, 1952) 8/10
5. Yôkihi (Princess Yang Kwei-fei, 1955) 7/10

Herbert Achternbusch
6. Das Andechser Gefühl (1974) 7/10 #DDF
7. Die Atlantikschwimmer (1976) 6/10
8. Bierkampf (1977) 6/10
9. Das Gespenst (1982) 6/10
10. Heilt Hitler! (1986) 6/10

Nuri Bilge Ceylan
11. Kasaba (The Town, 1997) 7/10 #DDF
12. Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May, 1999) 7/10
13. Iklimler (Climates, 2006) 7/10

Edgar Reitz
14. Mahlzeiten (Table for Love, 1967) 7/10 #DDF
15. Cardillac (1969) 7/10
16. Der Schneider von Ulm (The Tailor from Ulm, 1979) 6/10

René Clair
17. Sous les toits de Paris (Under the Roofs of Paris, 1930) 7/10
18. Le million (The Million, 1931) 7/10
19. À nous la liberté (Freedom for Us, 1931) 6/10

Masaki Kobayashi
20. Mittsu no ai (Three Loves, 1954) 9/10
21. Izumi (The Spring, 1956) 8/10
22. Kuroi kawa (Black River, 1957) 8/10
23. Shokutaku no nai ie (The Empty Table, 1985) 9/10

Helmut Käutner
24. Kitty und die Weltkonferenz (Kitty and the World Conference, 1939) 7/10 #DDF
25. Himmel ohne Sterne (Sky Without Stars, 1955) 5/10
26. Schwarzer Kies (Black Gravel, 1961) 6/10

Ingmar Bergman
27. Sånt händer inte här (This Can't Happen Here, 1950) 6/10
28. Sommarlek (Summer Interlude, 1951) 8/10
29. En lektion i kärlek (A Lesson in Love, 1954) 7/10
30. Rabies (1958) 8/10
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Osamu Dezaki

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Osamu Dezaki, along with Yoshiaki Kawajiri, director of Wicked City and Ninja Scroll, as well as previously profiled director Rintaro, co-founded Madhouse studio and was a significant influence on the evolution of anime as an art style. Like Rintaro, Dezaki was known for his stylistic flourishes, particularly a technique he pioneered involving freeze frames that fade into less detailed sketches of the frame which he referred to as “postcard memories”. His most well-known works include Ashita no Joe, about boxing, the sci-fi action series and film Space Adventure Cobra and the cold and calculating hitman for hire flick Golgo 13: The Professional and many others. He has left an indelible mark on the anime industry both with his Madhouse studio that continues to be one of the most well-known popular studios out there as well as the animation techniques that he used to great advantage in the many films and series he directed.

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105. Burakku jakku a.k.a. Black Jack (1996)
It’s fitting that Dezaki would adapt the legendary Osamu Tezuka’s character Black Jack into a feature film given that Dezaki himself started out in the industry working for Tezuka’s Mushi Productions company. Black Jack has always been a bit of a tricky proposition for an anime. It’s ostensibly a medical drama but often with larger stakes than just a given patient living or dying. To adapt it, the director must walk a tightrope between making the medical scenes come across as genuine and compelling without losing sight of the overarching plot. Dezaki pulls it off quite well in this story of a group of athletes who are found to be performing feats of superhuman strength, speed and stamina. When it’s traced back to a virus introduced to test subjects and is found to cause inevitable debilitation of the body, Black Jack must race to discover a cure while also preventing the shadowy machinations of those who created the virus to begin with. It’s a consistently engaging film and while elements may come across too far-fetched for those looking for a more straightforward medical drama, I think the average anime fan should find it compelling enough.

106. Clannad (2007)
Clannad is based on the very-well known and well-regarded visual novel of the same name and tells the story of a 3rd year student named Tomoya who feels adrift in life, coasting through school without feeling engaged to anything around him. One day a cheerful girl named Nagisa from his class he does know due to her being out from illness the previous year starts to follow him to school and slowly comes to befriend him. The film follows Nagisa’s resolute desire to start a drama club and how she ropes Tomoya and his lone friend into helping her make it happen. This is one of those storylines that will pull on the heartstrings, so those prone to getting emotional might want to keep a tissue box handy. The film is animated quite beautifully with whirlwinds of sakura blossoms swirling around in the spring and dreams of a magical tree filled with lush vegetation. The film’s biggest issue is in trying to compress a VERY long storyline (the game takes anywhere from 50 to 80+ hours to finish) into a movie less than two hours. As a result, several side characters get the short shrift and several subplots are resolved very quickly causing certain events to feel rushed and somewhat unsatisfactory. Still, I feel like Dezaki wrangled this large narrative about as well as can be expected given the time constraints, and it’s still worth a watch if you don’t have time for the close to 50 episodes of the TV series that was also adapted from the game.

107.Ichi pondo no fukuin a.k.a. One Pound Gospel (1988)
Kosaku is a promising young boxer with a big problem: his appetite. He and his trainer struggle to keep his weight down to qualify for fly weight and seems set for him to end up in the featherweight class where he will most likely get destroyed when into his life comes Sister Angela, a nun who takes an interest in helping him overcome his eating problem. This is just a one-hour direct-to-video movie based on a 4-volume Rumiko Takahashi manga, so the story has to trim quite a bit of Rumiko’s narrative. One of the biggest changes seems to be the de-emphasis of a budding romance between the boxer and the nun. Dezaki keeps it mostly professional here with something more peeking out just a couple of times. The tone is also a little weird, being a kind of hybrid of sports anime and silly romantic comedy, but it generally works. For fans of Rumiko Takahashi or if you’re looking for a shorter OVA to spend an afternoon with, this will do in a pinch.

108. Rupan sansei: Harimao no zaiho wo oe!! a.k.a. Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (1995)
Dezaki actually made a whole string of Lupin III made-for-TV movies from ‘89 to ‘95 with this being his final one. It’s pretty standard fare for Lupin as he tries to track down three statues that are rumored to unlock an untold fortune amassed from legendary thief Harimao. Naturally it won’t be easy as he has to form an uneasy alliance with Lord Archer (a James Bond-like character complete with Aston-Martin and Walther PPK) as well as avoid some rather aggressive neo-Nazis also after the treasure. You’ve got all the usual Lupin characters showing up as well like Fujiko, Goemon, Jigen and Zenigata. Interestingly, Dezaki uses a lot of split screen in this one (another technique he was known for) which certainly helps give it a sense of urgency at times. At the end of the day though, it’s still a pretty straightforward Lupin III film for better or worse. If you enjoy Lupin, you’ll probably be good to go here, but this isn’t going to be one to win you over if none have previously blown you away either.
The Nexus of Power Compels Thee
Run #1: Steven Spielberg
1. Hook (1991)
2. Something Evil (1972)
3. The BFG (2016)

Run #2: Lamberto Bava
4. Body Puzzle (1992)
5. A cena con il vampiro a.k.a. Dinner with a Vampire (1989)
6. La casa dell'orco a.k.a. Demons III: The Ogre (1989)
7. Blasterfighter (1984)
8. Le foto di Gioia a.k.a. Delirium (1987)

Run #3: Terence Fisher
9. Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
10. Night of the Big Heat (1967)
11. Murder By Proxy a.k.a. Blackout (1954)

Run #4: Takeshi Kitano
12. Kikujirô (1999)
13. Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi a.k.a. A Scene at the Sea (1991)
14. Minnâ-yatteruka! a.k.a. Getting Any? (1994)
15. Autoreiji a.k.a. Outrage (2010)

Run #5: Steven Soderbergh
16. The Laundromat (2019)
17. Haywire (2011)
18. Eros (2004)

Run #6: Hershell Gordon Lewis
19. Scum of the Earth (1963)
20. Moonshine Mountain (1964)
21. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)
22. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)
23. She-Devils on Wheels (1968)
24. Just for the Hell of It (1968)
25. How to Make a Doll (1968)

Run #7: Rintaro
26. Harmagedon: Genma Wars (1983)
27. Kamui no ken a.k.a. Dagger of Kamui (1985)
28. Down Load: Namiamidabutsu wa ai no uta (1992)
29. Yona Yona Penguin (2009)

Run #8: Steve James
30. No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010)
31. Reel Paradise (2005)
32. Prefontaine (1997)

Run #9: Sidney Lumet
33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
35. Daniel (1983)
36a. The Elgin Hour: Crime in the Streets (1955)
36b. The Challenge (1955)
37. Fail Safe (1964)

Run #10: Alexander Payne
38. The Passion of Martin (1991) #DDF
39. Citizen Ruth (1996)
40. Downsizing (2017)

Run #11: Larry Cohen
41. It Lives Again (1978)
42. Perfect Strangers (1984)
43. Full Moon High (1981)
44. Special Effects (1984)

Run #12: Robert Bresson
45. Quatre nuits d'un rêveur a.k.a. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
46. Une femme douce a.k.a. A Gentle Woman (1969)
47. Procès de Jeanne d'Arc a.k.a. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)

Run #13: John Gilling
48. The Night Caller a.k.a. Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
49. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)
50. The Shadow of the Cat (1961)

Run #14: Yasujiro Ozu
51. Tôkyô no kôrasu a.k.a. Tokyo Chorus (1931)
52. Dekigokoro a.k.a. Passing Fancy (1933)
53. Hogaraka ni ayume a.k.a. Walk Cheerfully (1930)
54. Sono yo no tsuma a.k.a. That Night's Wife (1930)

Run #15: Roberta Findlay
55. Anyone But My Husband (1975)
56. Take Me Naked (1966) #DFF
57.Blood Sisters (1987)

Run #16: Adam Green
58. Hatchet II (2010)
59. Spiral (2007)
60. Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Run #17: Kathryn Bigelow
61. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
62. The Weight of Water (2000)
63. Detroit (2017)

Run #18: Clint Eastwood
64. Changeling (2008)
65. J. Edgar (2011)
66. The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Run #19: Noboru Iguchi
67. Deddo sushi (2012)
68. Robo-geisha (2009)
69. Gôsuto sukuwaddo a.k.a. Ghost Squad (2018)

Run #20: Andy Warhol
70. Blue Movie (1969)
71. Beauty #2 (1965)
72a. Outer and Inner Space (1966)
72b. Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965)
72c. Blow Job (1963)
72d. Mario Banana I & II (1964)
72e. Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964)
72f. Screen Test: Nico (1966)

Run #21: John Singleton
73. Higher Learning (1995)
74. Baby Boy (2001)
75. 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

Run #22: Tom Holland
76. Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014)
77. The Stranger Within (1990)
78. Two-Fisted Tales (1992)

Run #23: Mark Polonia
79. Church of the Damned (1985)
80. Bad Magic (1998)
81. Death Reel (1985)
82. Channel 13 (2015)
83. Nightmare Vacation (2017)

Run #24: Edgar G. Ulmer
84. The Naked Dawn (1955)
85. The Wife of Monte Cristo (1946)
86. Murder Is My Beat (1955)
87a. Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940)
87b. Another to Conquer (1941)
87c. Turbosupercharger: Master of the Skies (1943)
87d. Diagnostic Procedures in Tuberculosis (1940)
87e. Turbosupercharger: Flight Operation (1943)
87f. Let My People Live (1939)
87g. Cloud in the Sky (1940)
88. From Nine to Nine (1935)
89. The Man from Planet X (1951)
90. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Run #25: Federico Fellini
91. L'amore in città a.k.a. Love in the City (1953)
92. La voce della luna a.k.a. Voice of the Moon (1990)
93. Intervista (1987)
94. Il bidone a.k.a. The Swindle (1955)

Run #26: H. Tjut Djalil
95. Ratu buaya putih a.k.a. The White Alligator (1988)
96. Dangerous Seductress (1995)
97. Batas Impian Ranjang Setan a.k.a. Satan's Bed (1986)

Run #27: Stanley Donen
98. Arabesque (1966)
99. Kismet (1955)
100. Blame It On Rio (1984)
101. Indiscreet (1954)

Run #28: GODFREY HO-DOOOOOOOOWNNNNNN!!!!!
102. Ninja the Protector (1986)
103. Hou ying quan a.k.a. The Shaolin Drunk Monkey (1985)
104. Haegyeolsa a.k.a. Secret Executioners (1982)

Run #29: Osamu Deszki
105. Burakku jakku a.k.a. Black Jack (1996)
106. Clannad (2007)
107.Ichi pondo no fukuin a.k.a. One Pound Gospel (1988)
108. Rupan sansei: Harimao no zaiho wo oe!! a.k.a. Lupin III: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (1995)
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I'd prefer to walk them
1. Malcom X (1992, Spike Lee)
2. He Got Game (1998, Spike Lee)
3. Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013, Spike Lee)
4. Crooklyn (1994, Spike Lee)
5. She's Gotta Have It (1986, Spike Lee) #DDF

A nice debut that seems a little thematically different from most everything else I've seen from him. More comments in the BHM challenge.
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51. L'amour par terre (Jacques Rivette, 1984)
52. Ne touchez pas la hache (Jacques Rivette, 2007)
53. La bande des quatre (Jacques Rivette, 1989)
54. Haut bas fragile (Jacques Rivette, 1995)

I may watch some more Rivette later. I still have the two Jeanne la Pucelle movies and Va Savoir on my watchlist. Such an interesting director.
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KENJI MISUMI

Specialist in samurai films, including a lot of franchise films. Besides the three series below, he also made some Zatoichi films, but I didn't watch any of those this time.

8. Return of Daimajin (1966)

The second Daimajin movie, a mix of samurai and kaiju. Too bad that there aren't more films combining the two.

9. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

The third Lone Wolf movie. Very good.

10. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

The first Hanzo movie. Adapted from a Kazuo Koike manga, like the Lone Wolf films, and as trashy as those, but it seems to be playing it for laughs, and there's very little swordplay. It didn't work for me.

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BLAKE EDWARDS
1. The Great Race (1965)
2. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
3. Gunn (1967)
4. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

ERNST LUBITSCH
5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
7. Ninotchka (1939)

KENJI MISUMI
8. Return of Daimajin (1966)
9. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
10. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)
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Director #20 - John Sayles
Previous experience:
3 features, 1 @ 8, 1 @ 7, 1 @ 6

68. Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979, Sayles) 7
69. Eight Men Out (1988, Sayles) 6
70. Matewan (1987, Sayles) 7
71. City of Hope (1991, Sayles) 8

Director #21 - Satyajit Ray
Previous experience
9 features, 1 @ 10, 1 @ 9, 5 @ 8, 1 @ 7, 1 @ 6

72. Devi (1960, Ray) 8
73. Aranyer Din Ratri (1970, Ray) 7
74. Ashani Sanket (1973, Ray) 8
75. Ghare-Baire (1984, Ray) 8
76. Agantuk (1991, Ray) 9

A wonderful reminder of how much of a master Ray was. Every aspect of film-making is unified with him.
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Director #1 - David Lean
1. Oliver Twist (1948, Lean) 8
2. Summertime (1955, Lean) 8
3. Ryan's Daughter (1970, Lean) 7
4. A Passage to India (1984, Lean) 7

Director #2 - Joseph L. Mankiewicz
5. A Letter to Three Wives (1949, Mankiewicz) 8
6. Julius Caesar (1953, Mankiewicz) 8
7. Cleopatra (1963, Mankiewicz) 7
8. Sleuth (1972, Mankiewicz) 7

Director #3 - Abel Ferrara
9. Ms .45 (1981, Ferrara) 8
10. The Addiction (1995, Ferrara) 6
11. New Rose Hotel (1998, Ferrara) 7

Director #4 - John Milius
12. Big Wednesday (1978, Milius) 6
13. Conan the Barbarian (1982, Milius) 6
14. Red Dawn (1984, Milius) 2

Director #5 - Blake Edwards
15. Days of Wine and Roses (1962, Edwards) 8
16. The Pink Panther (1963, Edwards) 6
17. Victor Victoria (1982, Edwards) 7

Director #6 - King Vidor
18. Hallelujah (1929, Vidor) 8
19. The Champ (1931, Vidor) 7
20. Our Daily Bread (1934, Vidor) 8
21. War and Peace (1956, Vidor) 7

Director #7 - Frank Borzage
22. A Farewell to Arms (1932, Borzage) 7
23. Man's Castle (1933, Borzage) 7
24. The Mortal Storm (1940, Borzage) 9

Director #8 - Henry King
25. State Fair (1933, King) 6
26. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938, King ) 7
27. The Song of Bernadette (1943, King) 7
28. Twelve O'Clock High (1949, King) 8

Director #9 - Samuel Fuller
29. Park Row (1952, Fuller) 8
30. House of Bamboo (1955, Fuller) 7
31. Underworld, U.S.A. (1961, Fuller) 7
32. White Dog (1982, Fuller) 8

Director #10 - Louis Feuillade
33. Fantomas - A l'ombre de la guillotine (1913, Feuillade) 7
34. Juve contre Fantomas (1913, Feuillade) 8
35. Le mort qui tue (1913, Feuillade) 7
36. Fantomas contre Fantomas (1914, Feuillade) 7
37. Le faux magistrat (1914, Feuillade) 7

Director #11 - Victor Sjöström
38. Terje Vigen (1917, Sjöström) 9
39. Ingeborg Holm (1913, Sjöström) 8
40. Berg-Ejvind och hans hustru (1918, Sjöström) 7
41. He Who Gets Slapped (1924, Sjöström) 7

Director #12 - Tim Burton
42. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985, Burton) 6
43. Beetle Juice (1988, Burton) 5
44. Sleepy Hollow (1999, Burton) 6
45. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Burton) 7

Director #13 - John Huston
short - San Pietro (1945, Huston) 7 [32m]
46. Let There Be Light (1946/1980, Huston) 8
47. The Red Badge of Courage (1951, Huston) 6
48. Prizzi's Honor (1985, Huston) 7

Director #14 - Leo McCarey
49. Love Affair (1939, McCarey) 7
50. Going My Way (1944, McCarey) 7
51. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945, McCarey) 6

Director #15 - Peter Weir
52. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974, Weir) 6
53. Gallipoli (1981, Weir) 8
54. The Year of Living Dangerously (1982, Weir) 6

Director #16 - Clint Eastwood
55. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006, Eastwood) 7
56. Play Misty for Me (1971, Eastwood) 6
57. American Sniper (2014, Eastwood) 7

Director #17 - Jonathan Demme
58. Stop Making Sense (1984, Demme) 7
59. Melvin and Howard (1980, Demme) 7
60. Something Wild (1986, Demme) 7

Director #18 - Clarence Brown
61. Anna Christie (1930, Brown) 7
62. National Velvet (1944, Brown) 6
63. The Yearling (1946, Brown) 6
64. Intruder in the Dust (1949, Brown) 8

Director #19 - Peter Jackson
65. Meet the Feebles (1989, Jackson) 9
66. Forgotten Silver (1995, Botes/Jackson) 8
67. King Kong (2005, Jackson) 7

Director #20 - John Sayles
68. Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979, Sayles) 7
69. Eight Men Out (1988, Sayles) 6
70. Matewan (1987, Sayles) 7
71. City of Hope (1991, Sayles) 8

Director #21 - Satyajit Ray
72. Devi (1960, Ray) 8
73. Aranyer Din Ratri (1970, Ray) 7
74. Ashani Sanket (1973, Ray) 8
75. Ghare-Baire (1984, Ray) 8
76. Agantuk (1991, Ray) 9
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Director 3: Walter Hill
History: 4 movies, avg. rating: 7.4
Hard Times (1975): 7.5
The Driver (1978): 7.5
The Warriors (1979): 8.5
48 Hrs. (1982): 6.0
10. Southern Comfort (1981, Walter Hill): 8.0 - With a plot about a training mission of a National Guard squad going haywire in a Louisiana swap this plays like Deliverance meets Vietnam War movies meets slasher. With people out of their depth in the countryside being hunted by locals the comparison with Deliverance is easily made. Although it all plays out in the American South but, although Hill has said otherwise, this feels very much like an allegory on the Vietnam War in how soldiers deal with stress and tension in a unknown hostile landscape. The way different characters get killed off one by one and the slow-building of tension of this is very reminiscent of slashers. It’s a very tense movie. The score by Ry Cooder influenced by Cajun music enhances the tension well. Lazlo’s cinematography makes the Louisiana bayou a character in its own right.

11. Streets of Fire (1984, Walter Hill): 7.8 - The plot is very simple. It's basically a Western in a modern setting: lone rider comes into town and rescue damsel in distress. For the acting it seems like the actors held a competition of who could deliver the most lines the most monotonous, with Michael Paré winning and Willem Dafoe losing. But that's all forgivable because this movie is all about aesthetics. Hill creates what best can be described as movie equivalent of a graphic novel. Just like in those and like in the Warriors this plays out in a world that both seems realistic, but at the same time is clearly fantasized. The 50s through the 80s lens plus the musical interludes make it very much a product of its time. These few musical interludes take the pacing out of the film at times. But overall this is a highly enjoyable movie.

12. Trespass (1992, Walter Hill): 7.2 - Two firefighters find a map to a hidden robbery loot in an abandoned factory, too bad that while that are searching for this loot they witness a gang drug deal go wrong, resulting in them being locked into a room by the gang members. Like this plot shows this is another Hill movie with men caught in a perilous situation. Because both sides include unlikeable characters, it's unclear who we are meant to root for, which increases the suspense of whom who will walk out alive. For 90s rap fans this movie is known for being the first movie to star both Ice T and Ice Cube. All with all this was a tight tense movie well worth your time.

13. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993, Walter Hill): 7.5 - Hill's movies are, if not outright variants on Westerns like Streets on Fire, all at least very influenced by the genre, so it's not surprising he also made some real Westerns himself. This is first pure Western I've seen from him. Surprisingly this wasn't an action packed Western, altho it does feature some very intense and intentionally chaotic action sequences. While the title presumes a biopic about Geronimo, it is a much about the calvary men who hunted him as Geronimo himself. The movie clearly tries to give a nuanced depiction of both sides, showing the cruelties both sides commit but also showing respect for the morals and culture of both side. Trying also to understand the reason what drives them to these acts.

14. Bullet to the Head (2013, Walter Hill): 5.5 - Mediocre action film that is a clear throwback to 80s - early 90s action movies. If that's your thing you can check it out to be mildly entertained on a bored afternoon, or when you are a Walter Hill or Sylvester Stallone completist, the rest can move on..
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1. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [The Fast and the Furious 3] (2006, Justin Lin): 7.0
2. Fast & Furious [Fast & Furious 4] (2009, Justin Lin) rewatch: 3.5 > 6.2
3. Fast Five [The Fast and the Furious 5] (2011, Justin Lin) rewatch: 6.5 > 7.2
4. Fast & Furious 6 [Fast 6] (2013, Justin Lin): 7.0
5. Schlock [The Banana Monster] (1973, John Landis): 6.0
6. Into the Night (1985, John Landis): 6.2
7. Coming to America (1988, John Landis) rewatch: ? > 7.0
8. Innocent Blood (1992, John Landis): 6.8
9. Trading Places (1983, John Landis): 6.8 -
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Satoshi Kon

1. Perfect Blue (1997, Satoshi Kon) 8/10 -> only second animation movie to enter my favourites (after Jean-François Laguionie's Le Tableau)
2. Paprika (2006, Satoshi Kon) 6.5/10
3. Tokyo Godfathers (2003, Satoshi Kon) 5.5/10

Douglas Sirk

4. All That Heaven Allows (1955, Douglas Sirk) 6/10
5. Written on the Wind (1956, Douglas Sirk) 5/10
6. Imitation of Life (1959, Douglas Sirk) 7/10

Claire Denis

7. Chocolat (1988, Claire Denis) 4/10 #DDF
8. High Life (2018, Claire Denis) 3/10
9. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017, Claire Denis) 5/10 -> the only one to which I could connect a little but that's far from enough...uninteresting characters overall, but maybe that's the point?

Zhang Yimou

10. Qiu Ju da guan si (1992, Yimou Zhang) 9/10 <- all-time top 100
11. Qian li zou dan qi (2005, Yimou Zhang) 7/10
12. Ju Dou (1990, Yimou Zhang/Fengliang Yang) 5/10
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Guy Gilles
4. Au pan coupé (1968) 8
5. Le clair de terre (1970) Earth Light 8+
6. Absences répétées (1972) Repeated Absences 9
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Jacques Becker
1. Casque d'Or (1952) 8
2. La vie est à nous (1936) 5
3. Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) 8+
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peeptoad wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:52 pm 2. Guy Gilles
Au pan coupé (1968) 8
Le clair de terre (1970) Earth Light 8+
Absences répétées (1972) Repeated Absences 9
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1. Jacques Becker
Casque d'Or (1952) 8
La vie est à nous (1936) 5
Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) 8+
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DICK MAAS

11. De lift (1983)
12. Flodder (1986)
13. Amsterdamned (1988)

Based on these three, I can try doing "director's trademarks", ChrisReynolds-style:
- Maas wrote, produced, and even composed the music for all three films. (The music is nothing special)
- all three star Huub Stapel, and he's pretty good in all of them
- for some reason (probably an in-joke), all three films have (sometimes multiple) characters named Kees :think:

Maas seems to be better fit for horror/action than for comedy, and even "Flodder" had a good car chase.

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BLAKE EDWARDS
1. The Great Race (1965)
2. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
3. Gunn (1967)
4. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)

ERNST LUBITSCH
5. Monte Carlo (1930)
6. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
7. Ninotchka (1939)

KENJI MISUMI
8. Return of Daimajin (1966)
9. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
10. Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice (1972)

DICK MAAS
11. De lift (1983)
12. Flodder (1986)
13. Amsterdamned (1988)
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peeptoad wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:52 pm 2. Guy Gilles
Au pan coupé (1968) 8
Le clair de terre (1970) Earth Light 8+
Absences répétées (1972) Repeated Absences 9
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1. Jacques Becker
Casque d'Or (1952) 8
La vie est à nous (1936) 5
Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) 8+
For the score it’s the meaning to count the movies (like in every challenge) not the directors.
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Pablo Larraín

13. Post-mortem (2010) 6+
14. El Club (2015) 8-
15. Jackie (2019) 7
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: February 15th, 2021, 8:13 pm
peeptoad wrote: February 15th, 2021, 5:52 pm 2. Guy Gilles
Au pan coupé (1968) 8
Le clair de terre (1970) Earth Light 8+
Absences répétées (1972) Repeated Absences 9
Spoiler
1. Jacques Becker
Casque d'Or (1952) 8
La vie est à nous (1936) 5
Touchez pas au grisbi (1954) 8+
For the score it’s the meaning to count the movies (like in every challenge) not the directors.
got it thanks. I edited my post
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