The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. The Gods Must Be Crazy (Uys)
2. The Report (Kiarostami)
3. The Silences of the Palace (Tlatli)
4. 14th Indie Incubator Film Festival (short films program)
5. Murder is My Beat (Ulmer)
6. The Revolt of Mamie Stover (Walsh)
7. When Strangers Marry (Castle)
8. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Anderson)
9. Resident Evil: Extinction (Mulcahy)
10. Manpower (Walsh)

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14 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Zach Olmstead

    I think the second film Anderson directed was actually called Afterlife. Have you seen his work on Alien vs. Predator and The Three Musketeers yet? And which RE film was your favorite?

    Also, I haven’t posted anything new in a few weeks due to writer’s block. Can you suggest any topics or features?

    • michaelgloversmith

      You’re right – I just changed the title to Afterlife. I haven’t yet seen AVP or The Three Musketeers but I love both of his Resident Evil movies as well as Event Horizon.

      Suggestions for future topics? I don’t know. Follow your heart. The possibility of topics to write about is endless.

  • david

    The Gods Must Be Crazy,haha,is it in your cinema history class?

    Recently I’m watching Abbas’ films passionately,the more I watched the more I love his works,the highlight for me is The Wind Will Carry Us,one of the most gorgeous and profound film I’ve ever seen,I need a second viewing to understand all those metaphors.There is a blind gap between The Traveler and Where is the Friend’s Home for me,I just need to see more of his films.

    • michaelgloversmith

      I love The Wind Will Carry Us. I saw it in the theater when it first came out. There’s so much excellent comedy in that film revolving around the main character’s cell phone signal – and the recitation of the Forough Farrokhzad poem is surprisingly erotic. I also love the shot at the end where he throws the bone into the river. Talk about a powerful metaphorical image.

      I just got the Criterion version of Certified Copy, which includes Kiarostami’s rarely seen second feature The Report. That’s worth the price of admission alone. It’s similar to A Separation . . . only I think it’s better.

  • Bherz

    I’ve got Eastwood’s “Bird” up next, off your best of the 80s list. Have you ever seen “Ghost Dog” starring Forrest Whittaker? I was reminded of it because it’s streaming now on on Netflix; I caught it several years ago and really enjoyed it.

  • Patrick Altonaga

    the last ten movies i saw were

    Magnificent 7 (sturges)
    Misfits (millers)
    war horse (spielberg)
    This gun for hire (tuttle)
    Seven year itch (wilder)
    Legendary weapons of china (leung)
    An american in paris (minnelli)
    Taxi driver (scorsese)
    American Graffitti (lucas)
    Blue Velvet (lynch)

    • michaelgloversmith

      PStar! Lots of good stuff on your list? What did you think of the films you’d never seen before? An American in Paris, Taxi Driver and Blue Velvet are all favorites. I’ve never seen Legendary Weapons of China but I love Lau Kar-Leung. He also made the original 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

      I know you’re still planning on signing up for my class, right? I made a change to the syllabus; I’m actually taking the class on a field trip one week to see The Searchers on the big screen in Evanston. You have GOT to be there!

  • Omar Pineda

    Last ten Movies I saw
    1. Battleground (Wellman)
    2. Dead Alive (Jackson)
    3. The Panic in Needle Park (Schatzberg)
    4. Last Night (McKellar)
    5. Harry Potter and the DeathlyHallows: Part 1 (Yates)
    6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Yates)
    7. Lianna (Sayles)
    8. The Messenger (Moverman)
    9. In the Electric Mist (Tavernier)
    10. The Weather Underground (Green/Siegel)

  • Patrick Altonaga

    I thought Blue velvet was awsome, really great Film noir and surrealism styles combine, and dennis hopper performence was reallllyyyyyyyyy scary hahaha!, taxi driver was fantastic, and i really liked american in paris, But so far in the film noir genre this gun for hire is up there in my top favorite film noir.

    I am still gonna sign up just waiting for the big paycheck, but i can’t wait, i think sarah and my other friend is gonna join also. It’s gonna be epic

  • Omar Pineda

    Really? Wow, there’s actually a lot of good stuff there. I loved both Battleground and The Panic in Needle Park. You have to watch them. Dead Alive i actually went to see at a midnight screening at the Music Box. Couldn’t be better and it was great because it was a totally fresh experience for my girlfriend, that made it twice as fun.

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