Thursday, June 30, 2005

More Movies Noted and Rated

I've been in San Francisco for the past two weeks, and here's what I've seen recently:

Lucas' Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (3/10)
Welles' F for Fake (1974) (10/10)
Kazan's A Face in the Crowd (1957) (8/10)
Sturges' Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) (8/10)
Mamet's House of Games (1987) (7/10)
Fuller's White Dog (1982) (8/10)
Brownlow and Mollo's It Happened Here (1966) (8/10)
Kazan's East of Eden (1955) (7/10)
Joe Maggio's Milk and Honey (2003) (6/10)
Demy's Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) (9/10)
Rodriguez' Sin City (2005) (5/10)
Fassbinder's Der Amerikanische Soldat (1970) (6/10)
Martha Colburn's Evil of Dracula (1998) (5/10)
Kenneth Anger's Mouse Heaven (2004) (8/10)
Michael Snow's SSHTOORRTY (2005) (4/10)
Ernie Gehr's Precarious Garden (2004) (5/10)
Jonas Mekas' Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2003) (6/10)
Peter Kubelka's Poetry and Truth (2003) (6/10)
Chan-san Lim's The President's Barber (2004) (7/10)
Dong-seok No's My Generation (2004) (8/10)
Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957) (9/10)
Elaine May's Mikey and Nickey (1976) (9/10)
Dwan's Silver Lode (1954) (7/10)
Mullick's Box Man (2002) (8/10)
Bill Plympton's 25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989) (7/10)
David LaChapelle's Rize (2005) (6/10)
John Carpenter's The Fog (1980) (6/10)


Blogger Campaspe said...

Only 9/10 for Paths of Glory? What did you deduct for, neatness? :)

It is my favorite Kubrick film by a long, long shot.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

It's a great movie, but I thought it could be emotionally deeper. Kubrick is a very emotionally cold director, and that aspect of his movies prevents them from getting a 10/10, even though Kubrick was a very great director indeed. (Same problem with Hitchcock, actually).

3:55 PM  
Blogger Campaspe said...

Ah, I see exactly what you are saying, and I tend to agree. Kubrick's dispassionate, cerebral approach keeps me a long arm's reach away from most of his movies, but not "Paths," which has a great deal more emotion than any other Kubrick I have seen. The one soldier's sobbing terror as he is led to the firing squad still haunts me.

Hitchcock is also a chilly, chilly director. That is probably why I prefer "Shadow of a Doubt," with its sympathetically drawn young girl, to something like "Vertigo."

Great blog, by the way. That great still of Robert Ryan reminds me of a gaping hole in my viewing history: "Crossfire." Thanks for the reply!

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