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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. The Earrings of Madame de . . . (Ophuls)
2. Foolish Wives (Von Stroheim)
3. Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (Kemp)
4. The Bay (Levinson)
5. Blue Jasmine (Allen)
6. The Grandmaster (Wong)
7. Rock in Reykjavik (Fridriksson)
8. Raven the Rascal (Munchow-Pohl/Jesse)
9. A Letter to Momo (Okiura)
10. Children of Nature (Fridriksson)

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8 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Ben Fingard

    How was Blue Jasmine, Michael?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Good to hear from you, Ben. I’m sorry to say I was disappointed in BLUE JASMINE, and I tend to like Woody Allen’s films. As drama, the whole thing is trite and unconvincing, and Cate Blanchett’s grandstanding was hard for me to swallow, although Andrew Dice Clay is surprisingly good in a supporting role. I say see THE GRANDMASTER instead.

  • Ben Fingard

    Sorry to hear that! I was interested in it, being a big Louis C.K. fan. And maybe I will! It looked pretty sweet to me. I’m super excited for The Monuments Men.

    • michaelgloversmith

      If you’re a Louis C.K. fan, it might be worth seeing just for him. He’s only in a couple scenes but he’s really great. I’d say he’s the next best thing about the film, after Clay. The film could’ve used more of both of them.

  • Ben Fingard

    I’ll probably check it out then! Clay is the shit too.

  • Mitchell

    Was ‘Foolish Wives’ for a class or just a private screening? I find that movie endlessly surprising and endlessly entertaining! Have you ever seen ‘The Wedding March’? Heartbreaking

  • Mitchell

    Was ‘Foolish Wives’ for a class or just a private screening? I find that movie endlessly surprising and endlessly entertaining! Have you ever seen ‘The Wedding March’? Heartbreaking

    • michaelgloversmith

      I just watched Foolish Wives for my own pleasure. Kino just released it on Blu-ray and I hadn’t seen it since the VHS era. Needless to say, I was blown away. I think it’s the closest that Hollywood ever came to capturing the spirit of Louis Feuillade.

      The only other Stroheim films I’ve seen are Blind Husbands and Greed. I really need to see The Wedding March and Queen Kelly. Thanks for the reminder.

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