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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Movie watching

I like movies. I watch many of them. Normally I watch one or two a week. Over the past Christmas break, I have been watching about one a night. Following is a list (in no particular order) of the films I have seen in the past year. You get one point if you have heard of the film, 5 points if you have seen it, and 10 points if you have seen it and liked it. Most points wins.

Elevator to the Gallows
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Hangover
The Killers (1964)
Inglorious Basterds
All the President's Men
Public Enemies
Help!
Three Colors: Red
Star Trek (2009)
Three Colors: White
Three Colors: Blue
Dazed and Confused
L'Age d'Or
The Virgin Spring
Let the Right One In
The Last Waltz
Black Narcissus
The Darjeeling Limited
Nashville
Junebug
Harold and Maude
Syenecdoche, New York
Withnail & I
Shame
Do the Right Thing
The Last Temptation of Christ
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Yi Yi
The Memory of a Killer
Riffi
Repo Man
The Little Foxes
Unfaithfully Yours
Birdman of Alcatraz
Gran Torino
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
The Palm Beach Story
The Red Shoes
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Vampyr
Frost/Nixon
Throne of Blood
Rachel Getting Married
Wild Child
A Year of the Quiet Sun
Saraband
Bringing Up Baby
The Rainmaker
Autumn Sonata
The American Friend
Fallen Angel
Nosferatu: The Vampire
Key Largo
The Fountainhead
Into the Wild
Winged Migration
No Direction Home
Gosford Park
The Lives of Others
L'enfant
The Squid and the Whale
MASH
The Insider
Man on Wire
In the Name of the Father
Moonstruck
Revolutionary Road
Good Night, and Good Luck
Knowing
Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious
The School of Rock
The Soloist
Good Bye Lenin
Last Chance Harvey
Adventureland
Three Kings
Man Push Cart

My favorite: Three Colors: Red. The whole Three Colors Trilogy by Kieslowksi is masterful. Red is the best, and one of the best films ever made.
My least favorite: Knowing. Not that interesting. Fairly standard.

Good day.

3 comments:

Chastity Gomez said...

I am pretty sure I will loose this challenge seeing as I have only heard of and watched one of these movies- Revolutionary Road and I LOVED it! (you surprised?) 10 points for Chastity!

QNormal said...

You have not heard of School of Rock. That was pretty mainstream. You might actually like that one. Jack Black is quiet good in it. I also liked Revolutionary Road. I am surprised that a) you watched it and b) you "loved" it.

Bradley Maston said...

71, give or take a point. Some that I was REALLY surprised to see on there, eg school of rock! Great stuff.