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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Bastards (Denis)
2. One Way Boogie Woogie (Benning)
3. I Married a Witch (Clair)
4. Close-Up (Kiarostami)
5. Tokyo Story (Ozu)
6. A Touch of Sin (Jia)
7. Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen/Coen)
8. City Lights (Chaplin)
9. Oldboy (Park)
10. A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)

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About michaelgloversmith

Filmmaker, author and Film Studies instructor. View all posts by michaelgloversmith

8 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Omar Pineda

    Hey, Mike what was the latest on your book?

  • Mitchell

    Ah, Tokyo Story! Did you show it in a class are was is for home consumption pleasure? I showed it to my movie group and got a terrible reaction to it. I found that devastating! I tried reading Paul Schrader’s Ozu/Bresson/Dreyer book on the Transcendental in Cinema and found it impenetrable and insufferable. His pretentious over-intellectualization of Ozu actually becomes funny when you realize how hard he is working to explain the ineffable in Ozu’s work.

    • michaelgloversmith

      I watched Tokyo Story for pleasure (via the gorgeous new Criterion Blu-ray). Agree whole-heartedly about Schrader’s book. He does an even greater disservice to Dreyer.

      • Mitchell

        My reading of the book broke down halfway through the Bresson chapter and never got to the Dreyer part. You’ve probably read it already, but if you haven’t I strongly recommend Donald Richie’s study of Ozu. It’s tremendous.

  • John Charet

    I have seen numbers 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 and I am on my way now to see number 6. Sorry, I did not respond to your other posts in the past few days, it is just that I have been so busy. Did you have a great Thanksgiving:)

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