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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Mulholland Drive (Lynch)
2. Dialogues of the Exiled (Ruiz)
3. Days of Heaven (Malick)
4. Days of Heaven (Malick)
5. Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil (Craig)
6. How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Dos Santos)
7. The Long Goodbye (Altman)
8. Breathless (Godard)
9. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Anderson)
10. The September Issue (Cutler)

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About michaelgloversmith

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

9 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    Your views on Mulholland Dr.? Half-dream-half-reality or all-dream or all-reality?

  • Zach Olmstead

    I loved Tucker and Dale. It’s just so amazing how well it parodies and rewrites the horror genre to such an extent.

  • Bherz

    Love the little girl narrating in Days of Heaven. “We were just going around … having fun … you know …”

  • Patrick Altonaga

    Hey Mr.Smith just wanted to say that the speech ya gave on friday about film was awsome, i totally agree and thats how i always felt the same way with movies and music, not only is it an art form but it makes you think about soceity and life and all aspects of everything in general. I’m glad i got to see even more classic films and its made me more appreciative of all those classic and international films, even if the movies weren’t my cup of tea i still appreciated how it was made and all the work that was put in making those films. I now look at films much more differently than i have before. by the way i got a new cable network, so i got mullhound, the apartment, taxi, and many more on dvr and on demand, i now feel powerfull hahahahahah

    • michaelgloversmith

      Patrick, thanks for the kind words. They mean a lot. As a teacher, it is sometimes hard to know if I’m getting through to the students.

      Please let me know what you think of Taxi Driver, The Apartment and Mulholland Dr. Three great films!

  • Adam Wilson

    Long time reader, first time commenter. Just thought I’d say thanks for putting what was obviously a lot of effort in making such a personal list. One question: I noticed that 4 out of your 10 favorites push over the three-hour mark…I would say that since the ratio of movies of that length compared to what would be considered “feature-length” is quite low, perhaps you could explain how such a high percent came to be there? Is it a personal preference in that you enjoy a story to be told at a pace that feels naturalistic, or a more technical one in that it takes skill to thread such a long narrative together and have it remain interesting? Thanks again!

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