The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Pearls of the Deep (Menzel/Nemec/Schorm/Chytilova/Jires)
2. eXistenZ (Cronenberg)
3. Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock)
4. The Blue Angel (Von Sternberg)
5. Floating Weeds (Ozu)
6. Point Break (Bigelow)
7. The Day He Arrives (Hong)
8. Lagaan (Gowariker)
9. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Bekmambetov)
10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Jackson)


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6 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Mitchell Brown

    Was it the silent Floating Weeds or the sound remake? Saw them both recently and loved both, esp. the remake (you go, Haruko Sugimura!)

    • michaelgloversmith

      It was the 1959 version though, like you, I love ’em both. The UK label Masters of Cinema just released the sound version as a superb Blu-ray with image quality that is superior to the Criterion DVD (including far more accurate colors). Chicago’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky wrote the liner notes too.

      • Mitchell

        So, I jealously assume you have a region-free or region 2 player! Most of Naruse as well as my beloved Celine et Julie are only available in that format. Any recommendations in that regard or should we just lobby Criterion and/or Kino and/or Olive to release the Naruse and Rivette?

      • michaelgloversmith

        Life without a multi-region Blu-ray player would be intolerable! New Yorker Films owns the rights to Celine and Julie and they’ll be putting out a DVD/Blu-ray in the near future. I don’t know what the hold-up with Naruse is. Criterion should put out a box set of his stuff. Floating Clouds is one of my favorite films.

  • Patrick

    I just recently saw River of no return (preminger) and Silver linings playbook( russell). how’s the abe lincoln vampire? Point break is a classic movie to me hahaha and i enjoyed strangers on a train..anyways HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE! HOPE ALL IS WELL!! don’t worry i’m comin to global cinema once i get my next paycheck hahaha! take care!!

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