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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Everyone Else (Ade)
2. Dillinger is Dead (Ferreri)
3. Private Fears in Public Places (Resnais)
4. Late Spring (Ozu)
5. Seven Men From Now (Boetticher)
6. Shutter Island (Scorsese)
7. The Only Son (Ozu)
8. The Kids Are All Right (Cholodenko)
9. The Wolfman (Johnston)
10. The Thin Blue Line (Morris)

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About michaelgloversmith

Filmmaker, author and Film Studies instructor. View all posts by michaelgloversmith

2 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • citygirlmuses

    Hey Michael love your blog. I love movies almost as much as food. I added you also as a link from my blog so hopefully you will get more hits. Wondering what your thoughts were about The Kids Were Alright.
    Take care
    Judy

    • michaelgloversmith

      Good to hear from you, Judi.

      Jill and I saw Up in the theater and loved it. The first 15 minutes of that movie wrecked me.

      I enjoyed The Kids Are All RIght while I watched it, especially for the performances, which I thought were uniformly good. In retrospect though, it seems like little more than a sitcom premise thinly stretched into a feature length film. I also thought it was disingenuous in the extreme how Mark Ruffalo’s character was so likable in the beginning but came across as an idiot in his final scenes (the scene where he talks to Julianne Moore on the phone and has delusions that they can start a relationship is particularly bad) and thus makes the ending a cop out. This kind of narrative sleight of hand is something Yasujiro Ozu never did!

      We should do movie night again when we can all go out for dinner or drinks afterwards.

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