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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Les Vampires (Feuillade)
2. The Brood (Cronenberg)
3. Cold Fever (Fridriksson)
4. Children of Nature (Fridriksson)
5. The Master (Anderson)
6. Cure (Kurosawa)
7. The Whistler (Castle)
8. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks)
9. The Cloud-Capped Star (Ghatak)
10. Ginger Snaps (Fawcett)

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About michaelgloversmith

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5 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Victor De Leon

    Nice list. I’ve always wanted to see The Brood. One of Cronenberg’s early films. That one slipped by me. Thanks.

    • michaelgloversmith

      Oh man, you’ve got to see it. He wrote the script when he was going through a nasty divorce/child custody battle with his first wife, all of which is explicitly allegorized in the film.

      I’m seeing Cosmopolis on Friday and I’m super psyched.

      • Victor De Leon

        Didn’t know that. Interesting. Enjoy Cosmopolis. Give us the skinny after you’ve seen it. Thanks.

  • david

    Les Vampires,how’s it compared to other famous vampire films?

    The Master,any chance in next year’s Oscar?

    Ghatak is a name I recently heard of and dying to see his works. How many films of his have you seen and which you consider worth a watch?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Les Vampires is one of my favorite movies of all time but it’s actually not a vampire movie. It’s about a gang of thieves who call themselves “The Vampires.” It just came out on Blu-ray from Kino Video and I’ll be reviewing it on this blog very soon.

      Joaquin Phoenix has an excellent chance of winning the Best Actor Oscar for The Master. His performance is phenomenal. It’s at the level of DeNiro in Raging Bull. The film could also win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. But it’s probably too dark and challenging to win Best Picture.

      I’ve seen two Ghatak films – The Cloud-Capped Star and A River Called Titas – both of which I loved. His films are a bit like Satyajit Ray’s. They’re Bengali art films, heavily influenced by Italian Neorealism. I like these kind of movies. I don’t understand Bollywood at all.

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