The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. The Passion of Berenice (Hermosillo)
2. Chungking Express (Wong)
3. Chungking Express (Wong)
4. Ravenous (Bird)
5. Viridiana (Bunuel)
6. Diary of the War of Pigs (Nilsson)
7. Colorado Territory (Walsh)
8. The Bowery (Walsh)
9. The Lovers on the Bridge (Carax)
10. Xica (Diegues)


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13 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    Your top 3 Wong Karwai?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Oooh, that’s tough. It probably would change from one day to the next but right now I’ll say:

      1. In the Mood for Love
      2. Chungking Express
      3. Ashes of Time

      Hell, might as well keep going . . .

      4. Fallen Angels
      5. Days of Being Wild
      6. Happy Together
      7. 2046
      8. My Blueberry Nights
      9. As Tears Go By

      And you?

      • david

        My list would look like this:
        1.Chungking Express
        2.In the Mood for Love
        3.Days of Being Wild
        4.Fallen Angels
        5.Ashes of Time
        6.Happy Together
        8.As Tears Go By
        9.My Blueberry Nights

        As a matter of fact,I love the top 3 way more than the rest.

      • michaelgloversmith

        For me, the “love more than the rest” cutoff is after number 5.

  • Omar Pineda

    Last Ten Movies I saw
    1. Carrie (De Palma)
    2. The Name Sake (Nair)
    3. Seven Beauties (Wertmuller)
    4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Kaufman)
    5. A Boy and his Dog (Jones)
    6. An Affair to Remember (McCarey)
    7. Brooklyn Bridge (Burns)
    8. Under the Cherry Moon (Prince)
    9. King Corn (Woolf)
    10. Rush (Zanuck)

    • michaelgloversmith

      Kaufman’s Body Snatchers isn’t bad but I much prefer the Don Siegel and Abel Ferrara versions. An Affair to Remember is one of Leo McCarey’s masterpieces. The end of that film is a miracle. Anything else you saw any good?

  • Omar Pineda

    I still have to see Siegel’s version. Agree about An Affair to Remember. Have you seen McCarey’s Love Affair?
    For the most part, what’s on the list is pretty good, i think.

  • Omar Pineda

    I’d definitely like to see more of his stuff. Besides Make Way for Tomorrow, any other of his movies you’d recommend?

    • michaelgloversmith

      See The Awful Truth first. It’s one of the greatest of all screwball comedies. Most of the film was improvised and the chemistry between Cary Grant and Irene Dunn is amazing. He also directed the Marx Bros. masterpiece Duck Soup, Going My Way (the sentimental yet beautiful story of the conflict between two priests) and The Bells of St. Mary’s (the sequel to Going My Way with Ingrid Bergman as one of the hottest nuns in movie history).

      • Omar Pineda

        I’ll be sure to watch that first. Right, i did see Duck Soup. I loved that! =) Yeah, Ingrid Bergman was very hot. Speaking of hot nuns in movies, that could be a post of its own, Black Narcissus has a couple of them as well.

      • michaelgloversmith

        You are correct about Black Narcissus, especially the scene with Kathleen Byron and that red lipstick!

  • Omar Pineda

    Exactly! It’s also a great example of technicolor photography.

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