Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Last 50 Movies I've Watched



  1. Full Metal Jacket
  2. The Prestige
  3. The Wolfman (1941)
  4. The Dark Knight Rises
  5. The Far Country
  6. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  7. Death of A Cyclist
  8. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
  9. The Bourne Legacy
  10. Lone Star
  11. La Ronde
  12. Wild Strawberries
  13. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
  14. Carnage
  15. The Children’s Hour
  16. Satantango
  17. The Ref
  18. Becky Sharp
  19. Madagascar 3- Europe's Most Wanted
  20. The Duellists
  21. La Vie de Boheme
  22. Mr Smith Goes To Washington
  23. Savages
  24. Rashomon
  25. The Passion of Anna
  26. Ted
  27. Nil By Mouth
  28. Body Double
  29. Premium Rush
  30. A Royal Affair
  31. Meek's Cutoff
  32. Cashback
  33. The Deep Blue Sea
  34. Nighthawks
  35. Johnny Guitar
  36. In the Land of Blood and Honey
  37. The Godfather
  38. The Godfather, Part 11
  39. Samsara
  40. Into the Abyss
  41. We Have A Pope
  42. Monsieur Lazhar
  43. Skyfall
  44. Lincoln
  45. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  46. Argo
  47. Amour
  48. The Lady Eve
  49. Django Unchained
  50. The Exterminating Angel


There are lots of classics here always worth watching, like The Godfather films, Wild Strawberries, Mr Smith Goes To Washington and Full Metal Jacket. Some old films I watched for the first time and liked were:
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
Death of A Cyclist
The Duellists
La Vie de Boheme

Of the new(ish) films I’d especially recommend:
Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Into the Abyss
Amour
Django Unchained
(These last two are the not the very best work from Haneke and Tarantino, but that’s only because they’ve set such high standards in the past. They still count as excellent films)

Also good were:
A Royal Affair
Argo
In the Land of Blood and Honey
Meek's Cutoff 
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia
Skyfall
Ted
The Bourne Legacy
The Deep Blue Sea

Argo was good, but it wasn’t as tense as I’d hoped and I think Ben Affleck’s previous two films are better. Meek's Cutoff was good, but the poor ending undid much of the work done by the main storyline. Once Upon A Time in Anatolia was good, but it too didn’t fully live up to its reputation.

The Deep Blue Sea was the first Terence Davies film I’ve really liked

Lincoln and Beasts of the Southern Wild were the biggest disappointments. The Dark Knight Rises had a great ending but overall was just ‘quite good’ and thus the weakest of the three in that series.


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