Saturday, May 28, 2005

More Movies Notes

I've seen the following within the past few days: (this time, with ratings!)

Passions. Kira Muratova, 1994. 9/10
My Summer of Love. Pavel Pavlikovsky, 2004. 7/10
Masques. Claude Chabrol, 1987. 6/10
The Damned. Visconti, 1969. 3/10
Fury. Fritz Lang, 1936. 8/10
Three Stories. Kira Muratova, 1997. 9/10
Nightjohn. Charles Burnett, 1996. 8/10
Look at Me. Agnes Jaoui, 2004. 6/10
The Eye of Vichy. Claude Chabrol, 1993. 9/10
The Hand. Jiri Trnka, 1965. 9/10
The Happiness of the Katakuris. Takashi Miike, 2001. 7/10

I was pretty pleased with most of these movies, except for The Damned, which I found a pile of overblown rubbish, as well as a really inane depiction of Naziism (hint: the Nazis weren't all raving child-murdering pedophilic lunatics). Also, Chabrol's Masques was disappointingly derivative of Chabrol's hey-days of the late 1960s.