Lists by ObservationBlogger
The Long Good Friday
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Cat on a Hot tin Roof
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
V For Vendetta
I also have a blog which contains some discussion about movies and other things at http://observationblogger.wordpress.com/
Newest addition to list:
The Grand Budapest Hotel,
Smiles of a Summer Night
My latest movie recommendations are the following -
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers)
The depth of detail in each scene is remarkable. Each scene is history. People will be peeling back its layers for years, decades to come. Llewyn calls Columbia to inform Goldstien that he has his cat, the secretary clearly says "Tell him, 'Llewyn is THE cat'".
Blue Jasmine 2013 (Woody Allen) -
This is my favourite Woody Allen movie without a shadow of doubt. Cate Blanchett is at her absolute peak. Magnificent direction and fabulous script. Movie making doesn't get much better than this even if the storyline closely resembles 'A Streetcar named Desire'. One of my favourite movies of the year. Slotted it in at 49 on my list.
Winter Light 1963 (Ingmar Bergman)
I found this film mesmerizing. From the very first scene, I was pulled into this melancholic, thought provoking tour de force of art-house cinema. It is deftly directed with such sublime sensibility and intimacy. The realism is extraordinary; few if any other movies I have seen are so authentically delivered. Like many of Bergman’s movies, ‘Winter Light’ challenges us to reflect on our own lives, our very existence, essentially what it means ‘to be’.
This is such a great little movie that is in fact closer to being a documentary as it includes interviews with people that knew the real Bernie. This movie has gone under the radar, but shouldn't have.. Jack Black is wonderful in this. It deserves a lot better than 6.8!
Take Shelter (2011)
This is one of the best depictions of mental illness I have seen.
Director Wes Anderson. Another quirky gem by the director of Moonrise Kingdom and The Royal Tenenbaums. Bill Murray is close to, if not at his best in this!
Fight Club 1999 (David Fincher)
I saw it for the third time and I have to take my hat off and say this is one of the most stylish, intelligent and brazen movies of our time. It deserves to be seen multiple times, because there is just so much to take in. It deserved best movie oscar nomination as well as actor nominations for all three principal protagonists. Not dissimilar to the controversy that Clockwork Orange conjured when it was released, this movie also will be heralded as a Classic of all times.
The Master 2012
I had the great fortune of seeing this movie 2 days ago and it hasn't really left my mind. It seems to be challenging me to find something about how I can be more attune to understanding my weaknesses and how I view my relationships with others. 'Human frailty and search for answers / redemption' are basically the central themes of this movie.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Director- Wes Anderson.
It's important to mention the director in this case because such is the uniqueness and almost painter like quality of his movies that you know you will be in for something eerily satisfying with an uncompromising style, but over all a real 'blast'. Possibly his finest yet. I am wondering which is better - this or the Royal Tenenbaums.