Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Year of Definitely Not Watching Any DVDs: November, 2008

The Wire: Season 4 (2006, 13 episodes)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Mad Men: Season 2 (2008, 13 episodes)
GoldenEye (1995)
Love Story (1970)
Låt den rätte komma in / Let the Right One In (2008)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Mauvaise graine (1934)
The Innocents (1961)
Tomie (1999)
Tomie: anaza feisu / Tomie: Another Face (1999)
Tomie: Replay (2000)
Tomie: Re-birth (2001)
Westworld (1973)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Futureworld (1976)
Le Locataire / The Tenant (1976)
Tomie: Saishuu-shô - kindan no kajitsu / Tomie: Forbidden Fruit (2002)
The Shout (1978)
Ne le dis à personne / Tell No One (2006)
Shutter (2004)
Les Triplettes de Belleville / The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Little Big Man (1970)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Morte a Venezia / Death in Venice (1971)
Klute (1971)
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Shaft (1971)
The Immortal Story (1968)
Fyra nyanser av brunt (2004)
Straw Dogs (1971)
The Exorcist (1973) (R)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Hollywoodland (2006)
Marathon Man (1976)
The Passenger / Professione: reporter (1975)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Il mio nome è Nessuno / My Name is Nobody (1973)
Macbeth (1948)
La Cage aux folles (1978)
Filming 'Othello' (1978)
Frantic (1988) (R)
L'Aile ou la cuisse / The Wing and the Thigh (1976)
Supervixens (1975)
Die Ehe der Maria Braun / The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)
Die Blechtrommel (1979) (R)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Lifeforce (1985)
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992)
There Will Be Blood (2007) (R)
F for Fake (1974)
Ultimo tango a Parigi / Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Kes (1969)
ShakespeaRe-Told (2005, 4 episodes)
Jaws (1975) (R)
Karen Sisco (2003, 10 episodes)
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Laura (1944)

The Good: I don't have to keep telling you how great The Wire is/was, and likewise you probably already know that Mad Men is just about the best thing on television right now. When it comes to movies I watched a lot of 70s classics and most hold up well. Among my best "discoveries" were Don't Look Now and The Shout (from which the image above was taken). The Triplets of Belleville is among the very best animated movies of recent years, and Fyra nyanser av brunt is probably the best Swedish film since... I don't know, Fucking Åmål? (Or... How good was Sånger från andra våningen? I can't remember.) Oh, and There Will Be Blood reigns supreme.

The Bad: The Tomie films were massive disappointments (stick with the manga). Futureworld was, as I said, seriously dumb. GoldenEye, too. But they all pale next too Orson Welles' (not really) Don Quixote - the suckiest fucking movie ever (and I love Orson Welles).

The Ugly: You.


mookster said...

I know who reigns supreme:

Mr. J. Smits!

Koala Mentala said...

Also W. Cutya and W. Hung and
L. Evil.