Watched in 2012

I'll be keeping track of what I watch this year in this list, if I don't forget about it at least. I'll probably leave a note about my thoughts on each film, depending on how lazy I am after watching it.
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1.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker. (158 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Very good, though some of the pacing was weird. Daniel crag, Christopher Plummer and Rooney Mara all do great jobs and it was very good looking. Great opening title sequence. I still think Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara had good chemistry even though their characters seemed oddly quick to start dating, though maybe that's just Lisbeth is about those things and Mikael didn't see any reason to disagree (well, besides his other girlfriend.) Tough watch at parts, for obvious reasons. 1/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
2.
Stagecoach (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Very, very good. Good performances, though a little bit of the stuff outside getting to and the beginning of the actual Stagecoach trip dragged a little. Great stunt work, the jumps on the horsed were goddamned amazing. Sad to hear that the method they used to fake them being shot hurt and killed so many horses though, but I'm not one to hold things like that against a film. It was a different system then, and things have at least improved. The Monument valley is really beautiful, I can see why ford filmed there so often. 1/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
3.
The Wrong Man (1956)
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)
“ Definitely not my favorite Hitchcock. It wasn't really tense or gripping or even overly interesting, a little too silly at times, it was okay. Good use of light and shadows, that last scene was really good. I liked it fine, I just expect better from ol' Hitch I guess. 1/3 ” - sconesaregood
 
4.
For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
“ God damned beautiful. Brian Eno soundtrack is stellar. 1/4 ” - sconesaregood
 
5.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Ingmar Bergman is amazing and so is this film, Max Von Sydow is one of the best actors to ever live I think, his scenes on the boat and with Karin are some of the finest acting I've ever seen, it makes me want to learn Swedish just to further appreciate his (and also ever one else's) performance. Sven Nykvist and Bergman have also crated a visually beautiful film, the shadows and light are absolutely great. 1/4 ” - sconesaregood
 
6.
Winter Light (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Another amazing film from Bergman. What's said above about the performances are true here, but in this film the stand out is Gunnar Björnstrand, he does a wonderful job as the pastor. There's a segment very similar to Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, both of them are very good though I think I might've like Stalker's better. This film is also beautifully shot by Sven Nykvist, though in a subtler way as there it takes place mostly indoors as compared to the island in Through A Glass Darkly. 1/5 ” - sconesaregood
 
7.
Cat People (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard. (118 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Cheesy as hell but Paul Schrader's direction, David Bowie's song, Malcolm McDowell and Nastassja Kinski hamming it up make this really fun. Kinski can have as many less than great performances under her belt she as wants because she gets a free pass for everything ever from how good she was in Paris, Texas. 1/5 ” - sconesaregood
 
8.
The Silence (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two sisters and 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Pretty much my thoughts on the others in the trilogy, great looking, great acting, great writing. No von Sydow in this one but he wouldn't really fit this time around so that can be forgiven. 1/7 ” - sconesaregood
 
9.
Caché (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Kind of hard to organize my thoughts. I like the way it was shot, the minimal cuts and camera movements were something I noticed but not in a way that was distracting. Excellent acting from the leads, Juliette Binoche is one of my favorite actresses. Gripping throughout. That scene (you know the one) was really shocking, you knew from what he said what he was going to do just a split second before he started to. Gives you that horrible "oh god" without sacrificing the surprise. Resolution is for chumps. 1/7 ” - sconesaregood
 
10.
The Stunt Man (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady. (131 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ Pretty good! Peter O'Toole was the standout, I thought the guy who played Cameron was a little short in some scenes, especially the ice cream one. Well directed. Some great lines, mainly from O'Toole's character. The score was okay but could've been better. 1/9 ” - sconesaregood
 
11.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
“ Very good! Fun cameria work, interesting look at a place. Jean Vigo sure was interested in ladies' legs. You a get sense that Vigo's going "Holy *beep* I have a camera!" which is fun 1/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
12.
Taris (1931 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jean Vigo films the talents of great swimming champion Jean Taris performing different acts. Vigo film technique allied with Taris swimming style are intertwined with grace and effect. (10 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
Stars: Jean Taris
“ Also a fun practice for Vigo, the underwater stuff is neat. 1/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
13.
Zero for Conduct (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day. (44 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Pretty good! Could have used some more camera fun, it's what I've liked best so far about Vigo, the interesting things he does with his camera. Pretty groundbreaking (probably) for the 30's. I do hope L'Atalante ups the game some, but seeing as how it's considered to be one of the best it probably will. 1/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
14.
L'Atalante (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
“ Pretty great! The underwater stuff reminded me a lot of Taris, and the fading in between the two people was cool. All in all a pretty great movie. 1/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
15.
Being There (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ What a wonderful movie. Peter Sellers was so great in this role, he plays Chance perfectly, he never overdoes it. Everyone else did a really great job too, and while the direction isn't the flashiest because that would distract from the story you do get some pretty good shots in there.
"Life is a state of mind" 1/13 ” - sconesaregood
 
16.
Ace in the Hole (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. (111 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Really god damn good. Kirk Douglas is perfect in it, especially at the end when he's realized what he's done. Well directed. Some great lines in there. Probably my favorite Wilder that I've seen. 1/14 ” - sconesaregood
 
17.
The 'Teddy' Bears (1907 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Seven toy teddy bears of varying sizes suddenly come to life, getting in all sorts of merry misadventures. (13 mins.)
“ A cute little rendition of Goldilocks and the Three Bears that ends in murder and subjugation. You get to watch adults dressed in bear costumes. Goldilocks is still a dick, stealing food and toys. I liked the animation bit the bet. 1/15 ” - sconesaregood
 
18.
Kagemusha (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Really beautiful, the colors in the costumes and and certain scenes were all really amazing. Good performances. Really just all around amazing. Kurosawa knew what the *beep* he was doing. 1/16 ” - sconesaregood
 
19.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ It's hard to talk about Bresson for me. The acting while not technically good does something odd for me. Well directed, I really like those long shots without any sound happening that popped up a few times. Depressing. 1/17 ” - sconesaregood
 
20.
The Mirror (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation. (108 mins.)
“ Really, really great. Absolutely beautiful, the way the camera moves feels like it's floating. The way it was edited reminded me much of The Tree of Life, and the shot with the floating mother occurs in both. I can't comment on too much else because the subtitles were awful, only half of the lines were translated, but what did show up was all very poignant. 1/18 ” - sconesaregood
 
21.
Day for Night (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. (115 mins.)
“ Very good! All the actors did a fine job, including Truffaut. He's good director, too it's nice to look at. I have a soft spot for movies about movies, so I liked this one a lot. It'd be interesting to do a double feature with this and Le Mépris. 1/20 ” - sconesaregood
 
22.
Beginners (2010)
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
“ What a nice movie. Maybe took a little while to start up but it had some really nice performances, looked pretty okay and was touching and funny and all those things. 1/21 ” - sconesaregood
 
23.
Cape Fear (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him. (128 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Certainly not top tier Scorsese, but good none the less. Some cool camera work and pretty good performances, but kind of overly long. The scene on the river was really great until that little bit of narration that just sounded kind of dead. 1/21 ” - sconesaregood
 
24.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar... (86 mins.)
Director: Craig McCall
“ Really interesting! Very important on film, the people they got to talk about him were all really interested but especially Scorsese. I feel like I might be missing something, having watched only half of one of his films (The Red Shoes, which I really need to finish) 1/21 ” - sconesaregood
 
25.
House (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways. (88 mins.)
“ Alright, fine. 1/21 ” - sconesaregood
 
26.
Akira (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop. (124 mins.)
Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
“ Really good! Really good looking, interesting story, cool as bike, atomic bomb fall out imagery. 1/22 ” - sconesaregood
 
27.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
“ A very interesting film. A lot of the shots were good and the shots of the torture devices were very effective, you didn't see them in action but you understand completely how they work and were certainly imagining it. Very interesting message, comparing the ways the mentally ill were treated in the past and the then present (but now also the past). 1/22 ” - sconesaregood
 
28.
MASH (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Not my favorite Altman (that'ts either The Long Goodbye or Three Women) but good. Parts went on too long and the stuff with Hot Lips bothered me some but it stayed funny throughout, it was a good opening for a great director. 1/23 ” - sconesaregood
 
29.
La Ronde (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ I quite enjoyed this! It was very pretty, the sets and costuming were really great and there were some cool shots involving mirrors. The long takes had sort of a playful feel to them. Parts were funny, it was an over all fun movie. 1/26 ” - sconesaregood
 
30.
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A short documentary in which directors Werner Herzog and Erol Morris make a bet which results in Herzog being forced to eat his own shoe. (20 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
“ He certainly does eat a shoe. 1/28 ” - sconesaregood
 
31.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed. (123 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Really good. good performances by the whole cast, especially Jimmy Stewart. Lee Marvin was great as the Valance, really imposing It was neat seeing one of the three gunman from Once Upon A Time In the West as an actual character (he was pompey). Ford really knew how to work some shadows in this one, especially during the standoff and that shot when Peabody came back to light his lamp to see a nasty surprise. That last line was really devastating. 1/28 ” - sconesaregood
 
32.
Repulsion (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Really damn great. Deneuve's performance is amazing and the direction really makes it terrifying, especially during the dreams. Polanski's camera movements makes everything seem uneasy, and the way the size of the apartment feels like it changes size and breaks and attacks Carol is really great. I think TCM has the wrong aspect ratio though, which is really disappointing. 1/29 ” - sconesaregood
 
33.
Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. (112 mins.)
“ Hitchcock and Stewart make for a really great team. All of the supporting actors do a fine job, the little stories from his neighbors were fun to watch even though you don't know what they're saying. Mr. Thronwell is really creepy in that scene, Hitch knows suspense (which is something I'm sure you already knew). Grace Kelly did a really good job too. A little while back I missed out on seeing it in a theater, boy do I regret that now. 2/1 ” - sconesaregood
 
34.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
“ There are parts that are probably more beautiful than koyaanisqatsi but I think over all it's not as good. This seems more to be saying that cities and such are terrible, which is does by showing the very worst compared to some of the very best looking things out side of them while K. feels more like it's saying both are beautiful but we have to make sure we don't go too far so we don't have it blow up in our face and lose what we have. In the end Baraka just feels a little shallower than K. in that respect and things like its use of sad looking villager types after showing us someone cutting down a tree, how cheap. Not as good of a score either, though very few scores are as good as Koyaanisqatsi's. 2/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
35.
Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Pretty good! Not Maltese Falcon good, but good. Bogart and Bacall are really good, pretty much anything involving them is good. Bogart's turn from trying to stay as un-dissolved as possible ("What's it to me if Johnny Rocco lives or dies?") to taking matters into his own hands was very interesting. I'm not an Edward G. Robinson fan though so I wasn't that into him, though he did a good enough job for it not to detract anything. Huston's a good director, I've got Treasure of Sierra Madre recorded I'll have to give that a whirl. 2/4 ” - sconesaregood
 
36.
Cat Listening to Music (1990 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Chris Marker films a cat reacting to the sound of a piano playing. (3 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
“ meow :33 ” - sconesaregood
 
37.
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic? (105 mins.)
Director: James Nguyen
“ Wouldn't have been bearable to watch if it wasn't for the Rifftrax, and even then it was a test. 2/9 ” - sconesaregood
 
38.
Damnation (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer. (120 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
“ Really beautiful, but I'm not entirely sure what happened in it. The acting was good, as was the music. Those shots of the dance and the shot of the people waiting in the rain, just staring forward. Not the happiest film I've ever watched. I'm going to have to watch more of Tarr's work and see how he evolves, I hope I can see The Turin Horse when it's here. 2/10 ” - sconesaregood
 
39.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men. (75 mins.)
“ Rocky at the start but once they set out to get him it becomes great. When they get to the group the imagery was great, the tress and backgrounds and shadows all gave this sense of impending dread. Henry Fonda's really great, an all around good film about the idea of justice and dangers of mob mentality. 2/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
40.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ What a good god damn movie. All of the dialogue and acting is so great, especially Bogie falling into madness and greed. Huston knows how to work some shadows, especially during those fire lit scenes and in bars. The entire theme of greed consuming you was really well developed, with one falling, another being stronger than that and the person who knows best and understands how it can consume a person. I liked how in the end they lost, some more than others, but you still felt they had succeeded in some ways. 2/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
41.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Really nice movie! The actors were all really fun, Valentin was charming and Peppy was cute as hell. It looked really nice, I liked how at every reel change it the black and white changes in some way. The editing in scene where Valentin is directed Tears of Love and Peppy is on her rise was really cool. I thought using the love theme from Vertigo during the climax of your film might've not been the best idea when you've gone out of your way to have a score that sounds like it's from the 1030's, but at the same time it's nice hearing it in a theater. 2/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
42.
The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ It was really pretty but besides that it wasn't that great. 2/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
43.
Bigger Than Life (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ God damn was this good. Nicholas Ray knew how to work color and shadows, and James Mason was just fantastic. It was fun seeing him go more and more insane, especially those last scenes. The happy ending seems like a sort of Blue Velvet thing where it just sort of high lights all the darkness in the movie, sure things seem good now but he's taking the drug and who knows how long it is until things go south again. It's fun to see an indictment of 1950s living DURING the 1950s, though it didn't seem to do too much for the box office of it. 2/14 ” - sconesaregood
 
44.
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
“ Really good! Some pf the acting fell flat every now and again and it went on a little long maybe but it was a really good story, the musical numbers were all really great and they did a great job of showing the disconnect from reality and those old musicals (as good as said musicals might be). 2/17 ” - sconesaregood
 
45.
Hugo (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ It looked really good, the 3D added depth to a lot of scenes and the colors were cool. My favorite parts were the one's involving George mostly, and the things that were just the kids should've been shorter because of child acting and the movie going on some too long. The dream sequence while kind of neat was completely pointless, maybe aside from some clumsy foreshadowing. 2/19 ” - sconesaregood
 
46.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ What can I say about Metropolis? It's beautiful, moving, important, there are more stunning shots in it than I can count and more influence than one can measure, it's use of science fiction to comment on the then current issues was great. Fritz knew what he was doing. 2/20 ” - sconesaregood
 
47.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ It was probably the best looking Allen I've seen but I wasn't as interested in the plot as this one as others and the thing with the seventeen year just creeps me the hell out, and this is coming form someone who doesn't care he's with Soon-Yi. God damn me if it didn't look good, though. 2/22 ” - sconesaregood
 
48.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Really good! Influential and well directed with cool shadows (though I hate tinting but I guess they needed it to show it was night?). Nosferatu himself was very menacing and the guys on the ship looking at the animals was cool. Or was that elsewhere? It might have been in the asylum. 2/25 ” - sconesaregood
 
49.
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
“ Neorealist Fellini doesn't do much for me, especially compared to La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2. Looked nice though, over all I liked from when the magic show happened to the end the best. 2/29 ” - sconesaregood
 
50.
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative. (135 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ Really great. Cassavetes has a cool way about the camera, sorta rough but it makes things look good in its ways. I liked all the red lighting and just the lighting over all. All performances were great and it was a really tense story that brought you in. I watched the 78 version. 4/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
51.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ Very very good! Not my favorite but Victor Jostrom and everyone did a great job and there were some really beautiful sequences, like when he watched his wife cheat on him. Could have use more Sydow. 3/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
52.
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The first twelve chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters. (43 mins.)
“ R. Kelly is a master of his craft. ” - sconesaregood
 
53.
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The second ten chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters. (48 mins.)
“ Not as good as 1-12, some of the characters felt a little forced (which is weird saying about the one that doesn't have the stripper little person) but still fun as hell ” - sconesaregood
 
54.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Very good but you can tell it was messed with. Very, very pretty and well acted. I can only imagine how good the original version was, god damned RKO. 3/18 ” - sconesaregood
 
55.
The Turin Horse (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. (146 mins.)
“ Really damn good. It's hard to write about but it was really beautiful and bleak and everything it wanted to be. Certainly not a feel good movie, the cinematography, direction, and sound editing were all phenomenal in getting the mood and feeling across. I might have to come back to this when I can put this into words more easily. 3/25 ” - sconesaregood
 
56.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
“ God damned great. French horror, looks great, great acting and good ideas. Watch it, for god's sake! 4/22 ” - sconesaregood
 
57.
The Petrified Forest (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert. (82 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
“ Takes A LITTLE bit to get started but then it becomes really damn great/HUNK TOWN USA. T.S. Eliot references are always a plus. 4/28 ” - sconesaregood
 
58.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ Really great! Really funny and scary and clever and well acted and directed and written. Go watch it, something this clever and original deserves it. Good sounding adjective.
5/6 ” - sconesaregood
 
59.
Weekend (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams... (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ It's really, really great until Godard decides it's time for a lesson on Marxism, then it's merely okay. Some really impressive shots and the color throughout looked really great. 5/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
60.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (136 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Alright so this review is super late because the one I wrote before got lost but this movie is REALLY GOOD! Acting is great and it's just so creepy and religious symbolism is always fun. Polanski knows how to make a movie god damned unsettling and tense and stuff. Those dream sequences were all phenomenal. 5/?? ” - sconesaregood
 
61.
The Trial (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ Why didn't Anthony Perkins get more of a career? Why didn't Orson Welles get more control over things? Why isn't this film talked about more? It's god damned amazing. 5/19 ” - sconesaregood
 
62.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Good job everyone involved with this movie. My favorite scenes where the ones where he ran, I liked those a lot. Performances/direction/cinematography/etc were all great go watch it. 5/25 ” - sconesaregood
 
63.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ LOTS O FUN GO SEE IT IF YOU LIKE FUN AND ACTION AND JOKES AND GOOD CAST CHEMISTRY 5/27 ” - sconesaregood
 
64.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ Very fascinating, well directed and acted. I love the set that was the main room in the house with all the paintings and those cool lights. Marilla's character wasn't too interesting to me. Reminds me a lot of Eyes Without a Face and The Collector (which is a novel not a movie) 6/1 ” - sconesaregood
 
65.
Ballet mécanique (1924 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A pulsing, kaleidoscope of images set to an energetic soundtrack. A young women swings in a garden; a woman's face smiles... (19 mins.)
“ Very interesting! Good music and visuals (well some of the visuals get repeated a little too often but whatever) and seeing as that's all there is I think it did fine 6/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
66.
Certified Copy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
“ Very god damned fascinating. As their relation shifts it gets ever more interesting, and the ideas of originals and copiesz are well explored I think. Really good acting, I love Juliette Binoche and I see the fellow who played james (William Shimell) jsut started film acting and will be in Haneke's Amour this year, he's got me even more interested in that picture than I was before (I was already very interested). I will ahve to see more Kiarostami. Would make a good double feature with F for Fake, I think. 6/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
67.
Faces (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner. The film follows their struggles to find love amongst each other. (130 mins.)
Director: John Cassavetes
“ Everyone is sad, everything is grainy, everything is great. 6/9 ” - sconesaregood
 
68.
Oldboy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days. (120 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ No wonder everyone likes this movie so much! 6/9 ” - sconesaregood
 
69.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant moon containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Really good. Maybe not Alien good, but good. Looked really great and Fassbender was great as David. 6/9 ” - sconesaregood
 
70.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/11 X  
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ It sure was! 6/10 ” - sconesaregood
 
71.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ Not my favorite Nicholas Ray but I noticed something about existentialism on its wikipedia page, which I didn't pick up on, so that may change. Still owns, go watch it. Expected a little more form the George Antheil score but I doubt the studios would have let him get too out there. Bogart owns and Ray knows how to direct a film. 6/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
72.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave... (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
“ Really good! Good camera movements and parts were pretty funny and everything looked sort of gilded. I like this Max Ophuls fellow 9/12 ” - sconesaregood
 
73.
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ *beep* Nazis, man. 6/13 ” - sconesaregood
 
74.
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts... (139 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Very good. David Bowie is really good in the right roles and it's very good looking. Could've been a little shorter, maybe. I really liked the end shot. 6/14 ” - sconesaregood
 
75.
Deliverance (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (110 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ That certainly was something. All the actors do a pretty good job and it just looks good, even on the not very good bluray. IT doesn't feel cheap in its content, it never plays the revenge as anything but required to live, maybe. Existentialist as hell, they're alone and had to find their own way through the harsh uncaring jungle full of bad people, and despite the Church of Christ on the river bank when they make it to their destination at no point was there a god there to help them. Good film. 6/15 ” - sconesaregood
 
76.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. (94 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ My new second favorite Wes Anderson film, after The Darjeeling Limited. There's so much joy in it, it's beautiful and the entire cast does everything amazingly. It's nostalgic but it understands that people were unhappy in the past too, for similar reasons as today, and the romance between Sam and Suzy was just the cutest thing in the world. 6/17 ” - sconesaregood
 
77.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Maybe not quite as good as Marienbad but still damned good. It tackles similar themes of how much you can trust your memory and how accurate it is when compared with others, them influencing your recollection of the past in a way where you can't tell if they're really doing it or if that's always how it was. It sort of abandon's its full on experimental style for a while in the middle and I feel it suffers some for it, but the performances and direction are solid enough that it doesn't matter too much. 6/18 ” - sconesaregood
 
78.
Bitter Victory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ "Cinema is Nicholas Ray" - Jean-Luc Godard. I thing that sums up this film and his work, he is amazing and wonderful. Scenes in the dessert were beautiful, the shadows on the sand and how small the could seem in it. Richard Burton plays the out cast this time, he does it wonderfully. He's out cast because he knows what everyone knows, that war is a terrible thing but is the only one to admit it. He can do what he has to, he can "kill the living and save the dead," sacrifice himself for others and give up the girl. God damn, Nic. 6/18 ” - sconesaregood
 
79.
Made in U.S.A (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité... (90 mins.)
Director: JLG
“ Speaking of Jean-Luc, here' as pretty good film of his. The use of color is great, Anna Karina is charming as ever and it doesn't really do anything wrong except a few bits where Godard decides to tell us about Marxism, similar to Weekend. It just feels sort of slight compared to his other films, you feel like you should be watching the aforementioned Week End or Pierrot le Fou or Breathless or something instead, and you're probably right. 6/23 ” - sconesaregood
 
80.
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case. (82 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ Kinda disappointed Nic but I think it might not have been your fault. The romance was pretty weak, I would've liked more "why do you punks gotta make me do it" police work instead of that. Some good shots, though. 6/24 ” - sconesaregood
 
81.
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play. (124 mins.)
Director: Charlie Kaufman
“ I was planning on just saying “At least Charlie Kaufman doesn’t have to worry about not leaving anything amazing behind now.” But it really is just a great film, it’s written in such a great way and it really gets across the idea of time just passing you by and going too fast. It just cuts to that feeling of being afraid of just dying someday and what that will mean and how people will think of you and what you’ll have left them and how long it will be before you’re forgotten. Hoffman plays Caden really beautifully there aren’t many actors out there who can do it as well as he can. 6/30 ” - sconesaregood
 
82.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Pretty good! Could have really stood to have shortened his rise up, that went on for a while too long but other than that it's really well made. Looked really great and the performances were good. Kinda reminds me of Network. I'm interested in more watching Kazan. 6/30 ” - sconesaregood
 
83.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ I don't know what the *beep*, man. It's really well made and Huppert acts very well but man. What the *beep*. Not a fun watch, and my least favorite Haneke so far but if you like him you may want to watch this. I'm not sure how to take this, really. 7/1 ” - sconesaregood
 
84.
High and Low (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ May be my new favorite Kurosawa. It looks phenomenal throughout, Kurosawa makes great use of shadows and architecture. Mifune gives and amazing performance. Tense as hell, just all around great. 7/1 ” - sconesaregood
 
85.
Cat People (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together. (73 mins.)
“ The best part was the shadows. They were some damn good shadows. The tension, Simone Simon, and all the kitties were good too but get a load of those shadows. 7/2 ” - sconesaregood
 
86.
They Live by Night (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ Not sure I can agree with you Truffaut, it's not my favorite Ray but still damn good. The acting and script were a little silly at times, but I kinda liked that. Certainly looked nice, especially for a debut feature. 7/3 ” - sconesaregood
 
87.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ Very, very good. It looked wonderful, the camera movements and sets were all beautiful. It was funny watching the aristocrats focus only on their shallow affairs and *beep* when so much was going on outside of their lives that was so much more important. I think that might have been "the ponit," even. Didn't connect with me as much as it may others but that's okay, you should still see it. 7/4 ” - sconesaregood
 
88.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ Everything about this film is phenomenal except that if feels like it ends three times, and even then each of those endings are damn good. 7/4 ” - sconesaregood
 
89.
Knife in the Water (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization. (94 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ Strong first feature. Masculinity-offs are always interesting to watch and it looked very good. The fact that most of it takes place on a boat makes me wish it had the fame Lifeboat has, because this one is actually tense and interesting. Great score, too. 7/5 ” - sconesaregood
 
90.
Le Petit Soldat (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ GODARD QUEST HAS BEGUN. Pretty good! It dragged some in the beginning but once it got to the best part, the scene where Bruno is taking pictures of Veronica, it got be be good. What I live about that scene is just how personal it feels, between the characters on the screen and between Karina and Godard. Godard was doing the same as Bruno, just 24 times a second. 7/10 ” - sconesaregood
 
91.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Wow was this not good! It had very little to say but just kept on talking. It didn't look any good, the was just harsh noise a lot of the time from gunfights, and just about every scene went on too long. 7/10 ” - sconesaregood
 
92.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
“ Very good! A lot of it is Anna Karina being the biggest cute which I'm totally fine with. It was a nice send up american heist films and it was just a lot of fun! Raoul Coutard continues to be of my favorite cinematographers for reasons I can't quite explain, mostly for how well he shows the energy Godard had for cinema. 7/10 ” - sconesaregood
 
93.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ You've already *beep* seen Annie Hall. 7/11 ” - sconesaregood
 
94.
Une Femme Mariée (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Charlotte is young and modern, not a hair out of place, superficial, cool; she reads fashion magazines - does she have the perfect bust... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Oh MAN was this good! It was shot just so well it's one of the most beautiful black and white Godard films (though I'm still partial to Vivre sa Vie) though I don't know if the negative scene at the pool really added anything. The dialogue was very interesting, and I liked how it introduced the subject of several monologues with inter-titles. All in all one of my favorite Godard films, despite and kinda abrupt ending and some stuff that I felt didn't add much, mainly the magazine section I fell could have been cut down. 7/13 ” - sconesaregood
 
95.
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose? (107 mins.)
“ Truffaut does Hitchcock and it's about as much fun as you would suspect. I think my favorite part was the Bernard Herrmann score and cinematography by Raoul Coutard (been seeing a lot of him recently), the plot was sort of forgettable but I can forgive that for how stylish it was. 7/15 ” - sconesaregood
 
96.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ I liked it! Over long a little but as far as Godard goes a solid film. I love me some Jean-Pierre Léaud. I can't compliment Coutard this time he didn't do cinematography oh nooooooooooooo 7/16 ” - sconesaregood
 
97.
On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ God this film is so good. All of the performances are great, with Karl Maldan maybe being my favorite. Kazan does a great job directing with all the bars and such obscuring view, I liked that. It had little trouble getting me and no, Elia, this is not just like you ratting on others during the red scare quit whining you were being dick but besides that it's just amazing. 7/17 ” - sconesaregood
 
98.
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her... (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ I think where this movie doesn't get me while there's nothing wrong with it it just feels like it doesn't have that energy other Godard films do. Things that I think are bad in his films still keep me watching because of it, like the segment in Weekend where you watch a guy eat a sandwich while another one off screen tells you about Marxism still hold me. Aside from the use of color and some of the stuff about language nothing about with film really resonated with me. 7/21 ” - sconesaregood
 
99.
Shock Corridor (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. (101 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ God damn does Godard give good movie advice. Stanley Cortez and Fuller work together to make this just perfect medical menace sort of look to everything. It traces mental disorder and to hate, either bigotry or war or what have you. John couldn't expect to get out sane because when faced with why everyone is there, hatred and racism and atom bombs and murder, how can could anyone expect to make it out? It's why everyone was there in the first place. 7/22 ” - sconesaregood
 
100.
La chinoise (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Very good! It was pretty much all Marxism stuff but it was really good looking, great use of color in the rooms of their apartment and such, and there was an actual dissenting opinion involved in the form of the fellow who left the group and the professor. They agreed on the overall ideas of the philosophy but recognized the group's way of practicing it was immature and dangerous, which gave a good fresh breath of air to the usual monologues on it.
AND THUS ENDS GODARDQUEST
7/23 ” - sconesaregood