Films I've seen in 2012

List of Motion Pictures of all kind, captured by my eyes in that particular lapse of time.
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1.
Jour de Fete (1949)
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Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois... (70 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
“ January the First! The first "jour de fête" of the whole year! ” - PrinceLubitsch
 
2.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
 
3.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
4.
Stage Fright (1950)
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer. (110 mins.)
 
5.
Permanent Vacation (2007)
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In this outlandish black comedy, Eric, a mild mannered man, takes his wife and his children on what... (94 mins.)
Director: W. Scott Peake
“ I wanted to see the Jim Jarmush one! though this was quite interesting. ” - PrinceLubitsch
 
6.
Scanners (1981)
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A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. (103 mins.)
 
7.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
8.
The Love Parade (1929)
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
9.
Carmen Jones (1954)
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Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast. (105 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
10.
Dead Ringers (1988)
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Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. (116 mins.)
 
11.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943 Short Film)
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A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen. (14 mins.)
 
12.
Window Water Baby Moving (1959 Documentary)
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Stan Brakhage films the birth of his first child, Myrrena. (13 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
13.
Bumble Boogie (1948 Short Film)
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A bumblebee (to a boogie-woogie version of Flight of the Bumblebee) is being attacked by flowers made of piano keys... (3 mins.)
Director: Jack Kinney
 
14.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
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A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
15.
After Life (1998)
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. (118 mins.)
 
16.
Stereo (1969)
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Sometime in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of parapsychologist Luther Stringfellow... (65 mins.)
“ I'm working on an oral exposition about this film, so I'm seeing all Cronenberg I can. ” - PrinceLubitsch
 
17.
Rapture (1979)
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A low budget horror filmmaker gets in touch with an eccentric who is trying to film his consciousness during drug abuse. (105 mins.)
Director: Iván Zulueta
“ The best spanish film I've EVER seen! ” - PrinceLubitsch
 
18.
Crash (1996)
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
 
19.
Crimes of the Future (1970)
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Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin... (70 mins.)
 
20.
Hellraiser (1987)
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
21.
Towers Open Fire (1963 Short Film)
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Dramatizations, cut ups, and psychological experimentation based on the works of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. (10 mins.)
Director: Antony Balch
 
22.
The Blow Out (1936 Short Film)
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A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice... (7 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
23.
Ain't We Got Fun (1937 Short Film)
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The cat's asleep, so the mice are on the loose, for a while at least, in the pantry. When he wakes up, they pile the food on him and get him thrown out, and then they *really* have the run of the house. (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
24.
Gold Diggers of '49 (1935 Short Film)
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The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty... (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
25.
The Village Smithy (1936 Short Film)
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The narrator sets the scene for a warped version of the classic poem, and the hijinks when assistant Porky gives the blacksmith a rubber horseshoe, then a hot horseshoe on the horse's backside by accident. (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
26.
Milk and Money (1936 Short Film)
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Porky's father is going to lose his farm. Porky goes to town with his horse and works a milk route,... (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
27.
Porky the Rain-Maker (1936 Short Film)
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The farm is suffering through a terrible drought. Porky's father sends him to the store to buy some feed with their last dollar... (8 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
28.
Don't Look Now (1936 Short Film)
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Cupid and a Devil are having fun on St. Valentine's Day with arranging and destroying love affairs. Cupid wins: he knows what to do with a lonely skunk... (7 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
29.
The Farm of Tomorrow (1954 Short Film)
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The farm of tomorrow proves to be filled with wacky inventions and crazy cross-breeding. (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
30.
Car of Tomorrow (1951 Short Film)
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A series of demonstrations of the kind of motoring accessories we'll all take for granted in the future... (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
Stars: June Foray
“ I prefer Automania 2000, more critic with mass production and less sexist.
I love Tex Avery thou', he was an amazing creator, very imaginative ” - PrinceLubitsch
 
31.
Who Killed Who? (1943 Short Film)
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted... (8 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
32.
T.V. of Tomorrow (1953 Short Film)
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A variety of fanciful innovations in "future" T.V. sets, including a model with a built-in stove, and a number of highly interactive models... (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
33.
Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938 Short Film)
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A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype... (7 mins.)
Director: Fred Avery
 
34.
Tarantella (1940 Short Film)
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Abstract animation illustrates Edwin Gerschefski's modernist composition. Two dots - one blue and one orange - appear most often... (4 mins.)
 
35.
Hands (1934 Short Film)
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A commercial for the Works Progress Administration. We see hands close up: working, playing, praying... (4 mins.)
 
36.
Made in U.S.A (1966)
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité... (90 mins.)
Director: JLG
 
37.
Witch's Cradle (1944 Short Film)
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The surrealist film shows repetitive imagery involving a string fashioned in a bizarre, almost spiderweb-like pattern over the hands of several individuals, most notably an unnamed young woman and an elderly gentleman. (12 mins.)
Director: Maya Deren
 
38.
Viridiana (1961)
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Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior. (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
39.
3 Women (1977)
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Pinky is an awkward adolescent who starts work at a spa in the California desert. She becomes overly attached to fellow spa attendant... (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
40.
Chinese Take-Out (2011)
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In Buenos Aires, the bitter and methodic Roberto is a lonely man and the owner of a hardware store.... (93 mins.)
 
41.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
42.
The Heart of the World (2000 Short Film)
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Nikolai, a mortician, and Osip, an actor playing Christ in a play, are brothers in love with the same woman... (6 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
43.
Ghosts Before Breakfast (1928 Short Film)
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Hans Richter, noted for his abstract shorts, has everyday objects rebelling against their daily routine. (6 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
44.
Space Jam (1996)
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Michael Jordan agrees to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. alien slavers to determine their freedom. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
 
45.
Daisies (1966)
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Two girls try to understand the meaning of the world and their life. (74 mins.)
Director: Vera Chytilová
 
46.
The Marriage Circle (1924)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte... (85 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
47.
The Critic (1963 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary... (4 mins.)
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Mel Brooks
 
48.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
49.
Sleeper (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government. (89 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
50.
Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts)... (92 mins.)
Director: Adrian Maben
 
51.
Quintet (1979)
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During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called "Quintet." For one small group, this obsession is not enough; they play the game with living pieces ... and only the winner survives. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
52.
Ninotchka (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest. (110 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
53.
Logan's Run (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
54.
Angels of Sin (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
55.
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
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A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
56.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
57.
The Class (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
58.
Le Million (1931)
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An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket. (81 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
59.
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial)... (65 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
60.
Mouchette (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her... (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
61.
Black Ice (1994 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A lateral descent through the midnight blues and blacks of ice and the refracted colors from absorbed oils. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
62.
Le Samouraï (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. (105 mins.)
 
63.
Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
64.
L'argent (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into... (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
65.
A Gentle Woman (1969)
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A young woman kills herself, leaving no explanation to her grief-stricken pawnbroker husband. We learn in flashback about how they met... (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
66.
Sweet Sixteen (2002)
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Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home. (106 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
67.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
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Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (96 mins.)
Director: Art Linson
 
68.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
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A kind but pampered beautiful young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
69.
Trigun (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Vash the Stampede is the most infamous outlaw on the planet Gunsmoke and with a 60 billion double dollar price on his head the most sought after! (24 mins.)
 
70.
Zabriskie Point (1970)
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology... (110 mins.)
 
71.
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010)
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20 years after meddling into the bank heist of a notorious robber named Gasback, Vash the Stampede is heading towards Macca City... (90 mins.)
 
72.
Children of Men (2006)
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In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón