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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. The Last Sentence (Troell)
2. The Lodger (Hitchcock)
3. Infernal Affairs (Lau/Mak)
4. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
5. F*ckload of Scotch Tape (Grant)
6. Consuming Spirits (Sullivan)
7. Touch of Evil (Welles)
8. Groundhog Day (Ramis)
9. Tenderness of the Wolves (Lommel)
10. That Obscure Object of Desire (Bunuel)

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11 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Mitchell brown

    Hi Michael,
    I recently re-watched Touch of Evil and was suprised by just how mean-spirited and nihilistic it was. Quindlen is almost Greek in his epic fall, no?

    I remembered it being a cut above things like the Othello and Mr. Arkadin in production values, but this time around I kept wishing that Welles had more dough to make it.

    And isn’t Mercedes McCambridge terrifying! Yikes.

    Did you see the TCM presentation of The Birds last week?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Mean-spirited is right! Touch of Evil is the very essence of film noir but it’s as if Welles is self-consciously pushing all of the conventions to a kind of operatic extreme. Quinlan IS a tragic figure of epic proportions but he’s also the most compelling character in the movie. The scenes between him and Tana are the best. McCambridge is also terrifying. Her line “I want to watch” is scarier than anything she says as the voice of Satan in The Exorcist!

      I missed The Birds on TCM but I’ll be picking it up as part of a new Hitchcock box set that’s being released on Blu-ray soon.

  • Victor De Leon

    Great list Micheal. I haven’t seen Touch of Evil in a long while. Same with The Lodger. My list of films to re-visit is ever growing and growing. Thanks!

  • david

    Your thoughts on the Scorsese remake of Infernal Affairs?Which version do you prefer?

    And your top 3 Bunuel?

  • Omar Pineda

    Last Ten Movies I Saw
    1. The Hunger Games (Ross)
    2. God Bless America (Goldthwait)
    3. Archie’s Final Project (Miller)
    4. American Experience : My Lai (Goodman)
    5. Detention (Kahn)
    6. The Cat O’nine Tails (Argento)
    7. Streamers (Altman)
    8. Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (Richet)
    9. Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (Edginton)
    10. Alphaville (Godard)

  • Omar Pineda

    Yeah, i haven’t gotten to see that many movies in a while. My girlfriend recently got me the Criterion Blu-ray of Harold and Maude, i’m looking forward to watching that. Alphaville is great.

    When is CIFF?

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