The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Touch of Evil (Welles)
2. Black Book (Verhoeven)
3. The Mafia Only Kills in Summer (Diliberto)
4. The Babadook (Kent)
5. Paisan (Rossellini)
6. L’amore (Rossellini)
7. Rome, Open City (Rossellini)
8. The Shining (Kubrick)
9. Before Sunset (Linklater)
10. Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 (Von Trier)

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6 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Daniel Nava

    I noticed on your twitter that you acknowledged that you’re more of a Rossellini man to Antonioni. What do you think of Pietro Germi?

    • michaelgloversmith

      Actually, I’m as much of an “Antonioni man” as one can be! I just think Rossellini is the greatest. From Germi, I’ve seen DIVORCE ITALIAN STYLE and SEDUCED AND ABANDONED, both of which I enjoyed but I’ve never been under the impression he was a major director. Is there anything else by him I need to see?

  • Daniel Nava

    THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND THE ITALIANS is hilarious and won him the Palme, It’s a little hard to come by but certainly worth the effort to seek out. The other two you mentioned I consider sublime. I reckon I ought to remedy my Rossellini blindspots though – I’ve only seen ROME, OPEN CITY!

    • michaelgloversmith

      Cool, I will try and track that down. The next Rossellini I’d recommend you watch is JOURNEY TO ITALY, which I think is the best movie ever made on the subject of marriage and which was a clear influence on L’AVVENTURA, LE MEPRIS and CERTIFIED COPY.

      My list of favorite Italian directors would look something like this:

      1. Roberto Rossellini
      2. Michelangelo Antonioni
      3. Federico Fellini
      4. Luchino Visconti
      5. Pier Paolo Pasolini
      6. Sergio Leone
      7. Vittorio De Sica
      8. Marco Bellocchio
      9. Mario Bava
      10. Ermanno Olmi

  • John Charet

    With the exception of number 3, I have seen all of these:) Anyway, on my site, I just posted a blog entry regarding my favorite films by director Elaine May. Here is the link below. Keep up the great work as always:)

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