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The Last Ten Movies I Saw

1. Inherent Vice (Anderson)
2. Experimenter (Almereyda)
3. Ex Machina (Garland)
4. The Hateful Eight (Tarantino)
5. Carol (Haynes)
6. Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller)
7. The Assassin (Hou)
8. The Hateful Eight (Tarantino)
9. Speedy (Wilde)
10. Brooklyn (Crowley)

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3 responses to “The Last Ten Movies I Saw

  • Marilyn Ferdinand (@FerdyOnFilms)

    My last 10:

    Finding Vivian Maier (John Maloof, Charlie Siskel, 2013)
    Always for Pleasure (Les Blank, 1978)
    The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper, 2015)
    ’71 (Yann Demange, 2014)
    Coyote Waits (Jan Egleson, 2003)
    Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2015)
    Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda, 2015)
    The Last Rites of Joe May (Joe Maggio, 2011)
    Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (Ken Russell, 1966)
    Elgar (Ken Russell, 1962)

    Tonight, Testament of Youth is on deck.

  • Marilyn Ferdinand (@FerdyOnFilms)

    ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE was a fantastic doc – I so admire Blank’s ability to become part of the scene while standing apart from it. I quite liked EXPERIMENTER, too; I like films that break the fourth wall to bring viewers some insights without giving away the store. JOE MAY is distinguished for its great use of Chicago locations and Dennis Farina’s strong performance. I love all the Russell at the BBC bios. It’s interesting to compare his Isadora with the Vanessa Redgrave version, very different takes on her personality. ELGAR is wonderful, but very conservative from Unkle Ken – still, it was very illuminating about Elgar and made great use of his music. I recommend the whole BBC set, which I splurged on one Xmas. MAPS TO THE STARS has a very messy script that Cronenberg makes the most of, but still doesn’t quite conquer. I liked parts of ’71, but it’s a somewhat generic cat-and-mouse film set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. VIVIAN MAIER is better than I thought it would be, but I’ve done so much reading about her and programmed my own showing of her works, so nothing really new for me. THE DANISH GIRL is silly, and I’ll quote a line from my blog partner that about sums it up: “…Eddie Redmayne misinterpreting his task in playing a pioneering transsexual as a quest to recreate the performances of divas past and win the Best Actress Oscar for 1932. “

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