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Monday, December 20, 2010

Movies in 2010

Here is a virtually complete list of the films I watched in 2010:

The Who: The Kids are Alright
A Man Escaped
The Killers (1946)
A Serious Man
Night and the City
The Thing From Another World
Up in the Air
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Where the Wild Things Are
Mean Streets
My Night at Maud's
The Long Goodbye
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
Rosemary's Baby
Written on the Wind
Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense
After Hours
Suzanne's Career
A Fish Called Wanda
Dead Man
Pauline at the Beach
The Barbarian Invasions
Flight of the Red Balloon
How Green Was my Valley
The Elephant Man
They Live by night
The Band Wagon
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Les Enfants Terrible
The Blues: Feel Like Going Home
Ghost World
The African Queen
The Bakery Girl of Monceau
The Apostle
Early Summer
The Blues: The Soul of a Man
Pineapple Express
The Evil Dead
Being John Malkovich
Seven Pounds
The Last Picture Show
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Capturing the Friedmans
Grey Gardens
Food, Inc.
The General
Donnie Brasco
Mulholland Dr.
Pierrot Le Fou
The King of Kong
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Man with the Movie Camera
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Broken Blossoms
Un Chien Andalou
M. Hulot's Holiday
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man
Encounters at the End of the World
Peeping Tom
The Road Warrior
Ball of Fire
The Fly
A Boy and His Dog
The Man Who Knew Too Much
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Paper Moon
My Life as a Dog
12:08 East of Bucharest
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Awful Truth
Brokeback Mountain
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Step Brothers
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Imagine: John Lennon
Julie and Julia
Chop Shop
The Rules of the Game
Lorna's Silence
Mad Max
Le Cercle Rouge
You, the Living
Art & Copy
It Might Get Loud
The Cutting Edge: Magic of Movie Editing
Paris, Texas
The Great Buck Howard
Jackie Brown
Johnny Got His Gun
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Black Orpheus
Closely Watched Trains
Mon Oncle
Bed and Board
In the Mood for Love
Rolling Stones: Stones in Exile
Les Paul: Chasing Sound
Goodbye, Solo
The White Ribbon
The Art of the Steal
Hard Eight
Natural Born Killers
Exit Through the Gift Shop
You Can Count on Me
Crazy Heart
The Hurt Locker
The Book of Eli
Shutter Island
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Wicker Man (1973)
Toy Story 3
Guess Who Coming to Dinner
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Blind Side
Three Kings

Some of my favorites were Mouchette and A Man Escaped, both by Robert Bresson, who is a quite sublime filmmaker. I also enjoyed The Passion of Joan of Arc and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, both of which I had seen before. They are worth seeing more than once. Adventureland and Zombieland have similar titles, star Jessie Eisenberg, and involve an amusement park. I have not seen The Social Network yet, but I will as soon as I can. Le Cercle Rouge was close to my favorite. It is a very stylish French crime thriller. The "heist" scene is about 20 minutes long, and there is absolutely no dialog during it--masterful filmmaking.
Happy New Year.

1 comment:

Brad M said...

WOW! What's that in hours? Fantastic. I was a bit surprised to see Toy Story 3 and would love to hear your thoughts on The Fly!

Big love,