The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Oyu-sama (Mizoguchi)
2. Gion Bayashi (Mizoguchi)
3. Killer of Sheep (Burnett)
4. The Player (Altman)
5. Vampires (Carpenter)
6. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (McKay)
7. In the Mood for Love (Wong)
8. The Cabin in the Woods (Goddard)
9. The Man I Love (Walsh)
10. Alphaville (Godard)

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5 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    I got the AE Mizoguchi set at last,two are the same as in the Criterion Eclipse set.I also got two Rossellini CC,The Taking of Power by Louis XIV and Il Generale Della Rovere.

    • michaelgloversmith

      Aw, man, I LOVE the AE Mizoguchi set. All four movies are great but I think Last Chrysanthemums is one of the best movies ever made. I wanted to weep with gratitude when I was finally able to see it in 1080P. I also love the CC of Louis XIV. Tag Gallagher’s visual essay is outstanding and really helped my appreciation of the film. I haven’t seen Generale Della Rovere since the days of VHS so I should pick up the CC at some point.

      Speaking of Mizoguchi, the MoCs of Ugetsu and Sansho the Bailiff are incredible. They each come with an entire second blu-ray disc with another Mizoguchi feature (Oyu-sama comes with Ugetsu and Gion Bayashi comes with Sansho). There are great interviews with Tony Rayns talking about all of these films too. I highly recommend them.

      • david

        Speaking of Ugetsu,man,I saw it last weekend with my wife,did not find it frightening or something,and I couldn’t rank it before Oyu-sama and Sansho.

        I always ask myself:How much did Eureka paid Tony Rayns?This guy almost appears in every MOC film!!It’s amazing he can just talk and talk with no pause!!

      • michaelgloversmith

        Yes, Tony Rayns is the man.

        BTW, I’m watching Ugetsu right now on blu and I’ve got to disagree. Holy Christ, is this movie great! I think you brought the wrong set of expectations to it. It’s not meant to be a horror movie (in spite of the ghost subplot). It’s really a tragic drama about ambition, greed and suffering.

    • david

      I know Mizoguchi wouldn’t should any horror film,but who told me that I shouldn’t DO anything? Maybe I got it all wrong in the first place?

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