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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