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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Westbound (Boetticher)
2. Twixt (Coppola)
3. One Way Boogie Woogie (Benning)
4. Deseret (Benning)
5. Sicilia! (Straub/Huillet)
6. Female (Curtiz)
7. The Canyons (Schrader)
8. The Green Ray (Rohmer)
9. Los Muertos (Alonso)
10. Death of a Cyclist (Bardem)

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6 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • david

    What do you think of Death of a Cyclist, Mike? I have the Criterion edition but have never seen it.

    Also, what do you think of those small art films Coppola made in recent years? Why do you think he’s no longer interested in making a “bigger picture”? Is it because his daughter is on the rise and he doesn’t want to overshadows her?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Death of a Cyclist is an excellent film noir thriller/morality play. I was glad to see that someone other than Bunuel made a great film at the height of Franco’s regime in Spain!

      I don’t really know what’s going on with Coppola. I think Twixt is the first film of his I’ve seen since Dracula (over 20 years ago). And it didn’t really make me want to fill in on what I’ve missed. I get the feeling he’s more interested in making wine than making movies these days.

  • david

    I was watching some early ATOM EGOYAN films(FAMILY VIEWING and CALENDAR) recently, have you seen any of these? Let me know your thoughts.

    • michaelgloversmith

      The only Egoyan films I’ve seen are Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter, neither of which I was crazy about. I’ve heard that his earlier films — the ones you mention — are the best, and I’ve seen them compared to Antonioni (who I love) in some quarters. Would you recommend them?

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