Friday, December 31, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/31/2010






555) KINGS OF PASTRY
(2010 dir. D.A. Pennebaker) Date Seen: December 31 2010

The meticulousness of these artists makes the people on Top Chef look like jokes.

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554) CHEYENNE AUTUMN
(1964 dir. John Ford) 2nd Viewing: December 31 2010
One of John Ford's most underrated movies. I prefer it to Costner's DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) as far as movies about white & native relations go.

It's still a drag that some of the native Americans are played by white actors though.






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553) PONTYPOOL
(2009 dir. Bruce McDonald) 2nd Viewing: December 31 2010
Between this and THE SIGNAL (2008) I think the world is ready for an adaptation of Stephen King's Cell.. If TV and movie execs are smart they'll buy up any property dealing with Zombie revisionism.








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552) THE YAKUZA
(1974 dir. Sydney Pollack) 2nd Viewing: December 31 2010
Paul Schrader's first screenplay!



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551) REINCARNATION
(2007 dir. Takashi Shimizu) Date Seen: December 31 2010
Not as visually innovative as MAREBITO (2004) but just as creepy.. Sometimes I feel mainstream American interest in J-Horror died off too soon. Many of these lesser known titles are gems. 
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/30/2010






550) BIG MAN JAPAN
(2009 dir. Hitoshi Matsumoto) Date Seen: December 30 2010






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549) ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000 VOLTS
(2001 dir. Sogo Ishii) 2nd Viewing: December 30 2010





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548) SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES
(2005 dir. Michael Schorr) Date Seen: December 30 2010




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547) THE FRONT
(1976 dir. Martin Ritt) 2nd Viewing: December 30 2010





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546) POCKET MONEY
(1972 dir. Stuart Rosenberg) Date Seen: December 30 2010





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545) STARDUST MEMORIES
(1980 dir. Woody Allen) Date Seen: December 30 2010

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/29/2010






544) FAT CITY
(1972 dir. John Huston) Date Seen: December 29 2010





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543) WILD AT HEART
(1990 dir. David Lynch) 2nd Viewing: December 29 2010





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542) THE INDIAN RUNNER
(1991 dir. Sean Penn) 2nd Viewing: December 29 2010





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541) THE HUNGER
(1983 dir. Tony Scott) Date Seen: December 29 2010




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540) LIMBO
(1999 dir. John Sayles) 2nd Viewing: December 29 2010

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/28/2010






539) LIVERPOOL
(2009 dir. Lisandro Alonso) Date Seen: December 28 2010







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538) RABBIT HOLE
(2010 dir. John Cameron Mitchell) Date Seen: December 28 2010




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537) BIUTIFUL
(2010 dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu) Date Seen: December 28 2010

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Viewing Journal: 12/27/2010






536) RACING DREAMS
(2010 dir. Marshall Curry) Date Seen: December 27 2010

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/26/2010






535) TRUE GRIT
(2010 dir. Joel Coen,Ethan Coen) 2nd Viewing: December 26 2010

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/25/2010






MERRY CHRISTMAS!





534) STEP BROTHERS
(2010 dir. Adam McKay) 4th Viewing: December 25 2010
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Viewing Journal: 12/24/2010






533) BLUE VALENTINE
(2010 dir. Derek Cianfrance) Date Seen: December 24 2010

A sweetly sad mini-triumph for indie film. Full of authenticate pain and desire. Also featuring two of the best leading performances for the year by Williams and Gosling.




Viewing Journal: 12/23/2010





532) BAD SANTA
(2003 dir. Terry Zwigoff) 2nd Viewing: December 23 2010

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531) THE ILLUSIONIST
(2010 dir. Sylvain Chomet) Date Seen: December 23 2010





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530) THE TEMPEST
(2010 dir. Julie Taymor) Date Seen: December 23 2010





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529) MY DOG TULIP
(2010 dir. Paul and Sandra Fierlinger) Date Seen: December 23 2010

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