The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. The Innkeepers (West)
2. Sid and Nancy (Cox)
3. Marius (Korda)
4. A Christmas Tale (Desplechin)
5. Moolaade (Sembene)
6. The Pearl (Fernandez)
7. Secret Sunshine (Lee)
8. Escape From New York (Carpenter)
9. An Autumn Afternoon (Ozu)
10. My Brother’s Wedding (Burnett)

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8 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Omar Pineda

    Last Ten Movies I Saw
    1. The Doom Generation (Araki)
    2. Cruising (Friedkin)
    3. Diner (Levinson)
    4. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brooks)
    5. Nights of Cabiria (Fellini)
    6. A Man for All Seasons (Zinnemann)
    7. Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Kurosawa)
    8. Chinatown (Polanski)
    9. William S. Burroughs : A Man Within (Leyser)
    10. Biggie & Tupac (Broomfield)

  • Zach

    Waht are probably the top ten films you most anticipate for 2012?

  • michaelgloversmith

    Omar, Nights of Cabiria and Chinatown are two of my favorites. I’m not a fan of either A Man for All Seasons (which struck me as utterly conventional Oscar bait) or The Doom Generation (which struck me as an extremely watered down “transgressive” retread of ’60s Godard – minus the intellectual/political content).

    Zach, the films I’m most looking forward to are Roman Polanski’s Carnage and Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation (both of which are opening this month) as well as:

    Argo (Ben Affleck)

    Bernie (Richard Linklater made this a while ago – where the hell is it?)

    Brave (the new Pixar)

    Cogan’s Trade (Andrew Dominik)

    Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)

    The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-Soo)

    Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

    Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

    Gebo et l’ombre (Manoel de Oliveira)

    The Grandmasters (Wong Kar-Wai)

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Tommy Wirkola)

    Hara Kiri: The Death of a Samurai (Takashi Miike)

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson)

    Life without Principle (Johnnie To)

    Lincoln (I’m not remotely a fan of Spielberg but I’ll see this for Daniel Day-Lewis)

    The Master (P.T. Anderson)

    Nero Fiddled (Woody Allen)

    Red Hook Summer (Spike Lee is hit or miss with me but this is a semi-sequel to Do The Right Thing, which is Lee’s best film, so color me intrigued)

    Stoker (Park Chan-wook)

    This is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi)

    Trouble with the Curve (Robert Lorenz – the first film starring Clint Eastwood directed by someone OTHER than Eastwood in 20 years)

    Underworld: Awakening (Marlind/Stein – I’ll admit it, this vampires vs. werewolves franchise is a guilty pleasure for me)

    Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Movie (you know, the one about Osama bin Laden)

    The Wettest County (John Hillcoat)

    Am I missing anything?

  • Zach

    Joos Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods also looks pretty good.

  • Zach

    The films I’m most anticipating for the year are:

    Underworld: Awakening (I fully agree with you.)


    Ghost Rider: Spirirt of Vengeance (Really didn’t like the first, willing to give this a chance.)

    The Secret World of Arrietty (I admit to always having been a sucker for any good Studio Ghibli film.)

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Wrath of the Titans (Looks a lot better than the previous remake.)

    The Cabin in the Woods

    The Avengers

    Snow White & the Huntsman (Looks like a good addition to the emerging fairytale reimaginings of Hollywood.)

    The Wettest County

    Argo (As a director, I think Ben Affleck is well on his way to replacing Robert Redford.)

    Django Unchained

    The Dark Knight Rises (Who hasn’t been waiting for this?)

    Moonrise Kingdom

    The Amazing Spider-Man (Probably won’t be so good, but I’m a sucker for comic book adaptations.)


    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Actually looks good, unlike the disaster that was the first.)

    The Expendables 2 (Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme are sure to make it interesting.)

    007: Skyfall (Finally.)

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

  • Zach

    Also on The Hobbit, I’m pretty upset that Guillermo del Toro isn’t directing, but I’m sure Peter Jackson will pull through.

  • michaelgloversmith

    I have to confess I know nothing of Joss Whedon’s work but I know he’s got a large cult following. As for The Dark Knight Rises, what can I say? I’m not a Nolan fan so I won’t be checking it out. My feelings about Ridley Scott are that his first three movies are great and then it’s all downhill from there.

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