Lists by Grethiwha

a list of 28 people
A list of directors that I've seen ten or more films from, and my average rating for their films...
a list of 30 titles
I'm a huge fan of Japanese cinema, I've seen hundreds of movies from that country old and new, but recently I've started to discover more and more films from Hong Kong/China and South Korea. Korean cinema especially, though without much of a storied history before the late nineties, is some of the best stuff going today, and I also think Chinese cinema is probably the best it's ever been, these last couple decades. I have much more to explore from these countries, and I welcome recommendations, but these are my favourites so far...
a list of 30 people
There is no country's cinema I've connected to or enjoyed more consistently than Japan's. I especially love the golden age of Japanese cinema – in the 1950s and 60s – but I dig a lot of the more modern stuff as well. Anyway, here is a list of Japanese directors that I like or am interested in seeing more from.

Of course, there are still lots of Japanese directors I haven't yet, but am anxious to familiarize myself with, including...

Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs)
Katsuhito Ishii (The Taste of Tea)
Yasuzô Masamura (Red Angel)
Kô Nakahira (Crazed Fruit)
Gakuryû Ishii (The Crazy Family)
Tomu Uchida (A Fugitive from the Past)

...and many more.
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My favourite movie of the year in every year I've seen a feature-length movie.
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This is a list of my personal top 10 favourite directors. For each I've listed the movies they've directed that I've seen and would give a 10/10 or 9/10 score to. Note that their placement is not based solely on the strength of the movies listed but how I feel about them overall as 'authors' of their films.
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Not yet seen:

Les Gaulois (The French as Seen by...) (TV Episode) (1988)
Cerro Torre Scream of Stone (1991)
Film Lesson (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes) (1991-1992)
The Transformation of the World Into Music (TV Movie documentary) (1996)
Christ and Demons in New Spain (2000 Years of Christianity) (TV Episode) (1999)
Ten Thousand Years Older (Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet) (Segment) (2001)
Ode to the Dawn of Man (Documentary short) (2011)
On Death Row (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes) (2012-2013)
Salt and Fire (2016)
a list of 34 titles
Sion Sono is my favourite filmmaker of this century, and I try to watch as many movies of his as I can find with English subtitles. These are my personal rankings for all of Sion Sono's films.

I've included links to a few IMDb reviews of his films that I wrote, and in addition, I've posted my full review of Hazard (my favourite movie) here, since it's too long to post as a regular user review (IMDb reviews have a 1000 word limit).

Not Seen Yet:

Love (1986) [SHORT]
Dankon: The Man (1998)
Wind (1998) [SHORT]
Become the Adult (2004) [SEGMENT FROM FILM "No-Pants Girls: Movie Box-ing 2"]
Prescription Police (2006-2007) [TV SERIES (4 Episodes)]
Make the Last Wish (2008)
Everyone Is Psychic! Special - Psychics Go to the City (2015) [TV MOVIE]
Love of Love (2016) [SEGMENT FROM FILM "Madly"]
Anti-Porno (2016)
Shinjuku Swan II (2017)
Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) [TV SERIES (7 Episodes)]
a list of 39 titles
Third Window films is one of the only distributors bringing quality modern Japanese cinema to the west. This is a list of all the films they've released on blu-ray, in order of my own personal preference.

Coming Soon:
Fires on the Plain
Getting Any?
Ken and Kazu
Love and Other Cults
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Nicolas Cage can be a great actor is "serious" dramatic roles, like Leaving Las Vegas or Bringing Out the Dead to name just a couple, and he's perfectly good in mindless action movies as well. But the reason he's probably my favourite actor, is for his ability to play the most ridiculous and eccentric characters with absolute commitment and fearlessness. Here are some of his greatest, craziest, and above all, most entertaining performances...
a list of 53 titles
My rankings of all Woody Allen's films, including everything he directed, plus a couple movies that he didn't direct but holds the sole screenwriting credit for.

Not yet seen:
Wonder Wheel (2017)
a list of 101 titles
This is a list of my personal most favourite films of all time. This list I believe comprises all the very greatest of my movie-watching experiences.

I've written comments for all of the films to try to explain what I like about them, to give the reader an idea about the films and why I'd recommend them, and to more effectively convey my tastes in general. And so of course comments and suggestions for films you think I'd like that I may not have seen are most welcome (but keep in mind obviously, this is my list, and there is no such thing as a film that "must" be included to "legitimize" the list, or any of that nonsense).

This list is in order of preference, but, you know, a lot of them are pretty interchangeable, and I change the order of all of them all the time, and I'd still be hard-pressed to explain why any one film has the edge over the film below it. What matters is: all of these films are amazing!

Latest Addition: Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
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This list comprises all the films that are, for me personally, worthy of a 10/10 vote on the IMDb scale. They are listed here in order of release year.

For an even longer list of my favourite films, with comments and in order of preference, see here:


Number of 10/10 films per decade...
1940s: 3
1950s: 6
1960s: 10
1970s: 9
1980s: 12
1990s: 10
2000s: 19
2010s: 1

Years with...
2 10/10 films: 1954, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1990, 2007, 2008
3 10/10 films: 1980, 2003, 2005, 2009
4 10/10 films: 1999, 2001
5 10/10 films: 1977

Number of 10/10 films per (primary) language:
English: 37
Japanese: 23
German: 5
Korean: 2
Cantonese: 2
Swedish: 1

Directors with...
2 10/10 Films: Billy Wilder, Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Kenji Mizoguchi, Milos Forman, Sam Mendes, Wim Wenders
3 10/10 Films: Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino
4 10/10 Films: Sion Sono
5 10/10 Films: Masaki Kobayashi, Werner Herzog
6 10/10 Films: Akira Kurosawa