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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Full Moon in Paris (Rohmer)
2. Pauline at the Beach (Rohmer)
3. A Good Marriage (Rohmer)
4. Perceval (Rohmer)
5. The Aviator’s Wife (Rohmer)
6. The Marquise of O (Rohmer)
7. Love in the Afternoon (Rohmer)
8. 3-Iron (Kim)
9. Before Sunset (Linklater)
10. An Autumn Tale (Rohmer)

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About michaelgloversmith

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7 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Mitchell

    Looks like someone got the Criterion box set of Rohmer for an early Christmas!

  • Mitchell

    Man, if you do that you solidify your lead as my official film-watching hero. I remember when all those Rohmers were coming out in the 70s and 80s. I particularly loved Le Rayon Vert and Le Beau Marriage and would love to see them again. I remember hearing a review of Perceval that made it sounds nuts and funl. For some reason I confuse it with Bresson’s Lancelot Du Lac, which was neither fun nor nuts.

    I have to get me an all regions DVD player – preferably a Blu-ray. Any suggestions?

    • michaelgloversmith

      I saw a lot of Rohmer’s films on VHS for the first time back in the 90s but the earliest one I was able to see in the theater was AN AUTUMN TALE, which played at the Music Box in either ’99 or ’00 — a great experience. PERCEVAL is indeed nuts but I prefer Rohmer’s contemporary films to his period pieces (without exception). It’s amazing being able to revisit these and see some for the first time in high-definition.

      As far as multi-region Blu-ray players go, I hear that Oppo is the best although I know they are expensive. I bought an LG that had been “modified” by the wholesaler (located in the suburbs of Chicago) in order to make it region-free. I’ve had it for two years, use it constantly and it runs like a dream. If you’re interested I could forward you the name of the wholesaler via e-mail. Personally, I think life would be intolerable without a multi-region player. My favorite home video distributor, Masters of Cinema, is in the UK.

      • Mitchell

        Masters Of Cinema is the only one I know of that has a good selection of Naruse! I would be very interested in the name of the distributor. You have my email, correct?

  • John Charet

    Pretty good list. Saw all of them.

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