Films seen during 2019

by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 10 months ago | updated - 16 hours ago | Public

These are the films I have seen (or revisited) during 2019,

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1. The Meaning of Life (1983)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

Directors: Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 106,962 | Gross: $14.93M

2. Hamlet (1964)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

When the king of Denmark dies suddenly, his son, crown prince Hamlet, returns home to find that his uncle Claudius has usurped the throne and married Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Then, one night, Hamlet is visited by his father's ghost who commands him to avenge his murder at the hands of Claudius.

Director: Grigoriy Kozintsev | Stars: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Mikhail Nazvanov, Elza Radzina, Yuriy Tolubeev

Votes: 2,308

3. The Magus (1968)

R | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A teacher on a Greek island becomes involved in bizarre mind-games with the island's magus (magician) and a beautiful young woman.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Anna Karina

Votes: 1,464

4. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History

Peasant life in a feudal farm in rural Italy at the end of the 19th century.

Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli, Antonio Ferrari

Votes: 4,817

5. Dersu Uzala (1975)

G | 142 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulyov

Votes: 21,596

6. Princess Yang Kwei-fei (1955)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 8th-century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over the ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Sô Yamamura, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 1,445

7. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 43,607 | Gross: $0.09M

8. 79 primaveras (1969)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary

An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 389

9. SNL Fanatic (2000 TV Short)

4 min | Comedy, Short

Anna Nicole Smith's biggest and most disturbed fan is given the chance to meet his even more disturbed idol.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jimmy Fallon, Molly Shannon

Votes: 255

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10. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Goliath, Topsy

Votes: 1,385

11. Sandow (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

Strong-man Eugene (Eugen) Sandow poses in a long shot on a bare stage against a black background, wearing only tight trunks and laced sandals. He begins with his arms folded against his ... See full summary »

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: Eugen Sandow

Votes: 765

12. A Photographic Contortion (1901)

1 min | Comedy, Short

A man, objecting to being filmed, comes closer and closer to the camera lens until his mouth is all we see. Then he opens wide and swallows camera and cinematographer. He steps back, chews, and grins.

Director: James Williamson | Star: Sam Dalton

Votes: 1,403

13. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

Votes: 2,070

14. The Electric Hotel (1908)

8 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An enthusiastic young couple is astounded with modern technology's giant leaps in the fascinating field of electricity.

Director: Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu

Votes: 774

15. The Cathedral (2002)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A space fantasy about an explorer who pays a visit to an unusual cathedral built with organic materials.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Jola Rzebuska, Maria Kucharska, Marcin Jaskowski, Piotr Widlarz

Votes: 4,000

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16. Le village de Namo - Panorama pris d'une chaise à porteurs (1900)

1 min | Documentary, Short

A black and white short in which a moving rear facing camera documents people running towards it on the street.

Director: Gabriel Veyre

Votes: 351

17. Panorama du grand Canal pris d'un bateau (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

The first moving shot, created by a stationary camera on a gondola in Panorama du Grand Canal vu d'un Bateau, was filmed by Alexandre Promio for Louis Lumiere. Filming Locations: Venice, Veneto, Italy. Release Date: 1896 (France).

Director: Alexandre Promio

Votes: 420

18. A Kiss in the Tunnel (I) (1899)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A humorous subject intended to be run as a part of a railroad scene during the period in which the train is passing through a tunnel.

Director: George Albert Smith | Stars: Laura Bayley, George Albert Smith

Votes: 1,193

19. A Sea Cave Near Lisbon (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

The water beats relentlessly against the Hell's Mouth (Boca do Inferno), one of the main natural attractions of Lisbon's west coast, filmed from above almost in a vertical plunge onto the deep, rocky ground.

Director: Henry Short

Votes: 148

20. Pferd und Reiter Springen über ein Hindernis (1888)

1 min | Short

A horse with rider jumping over an obstacle

Director: Ottomar Anschütz

Votes: 187

21. As Seen Through the Telescope (1900)

1 min | Short, Comedy

An elderly gentleman in a silk hat sits on a stool in front of a store on the main street of town. He has a telescope that he focuses on the ankle of a young woman who is a short distance ... See full summary »

Director: George Albert Smith

Votes: 625

22. The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, History

This short film, one of the first to use camera tricks, depicts the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Director: Alfred Clark | Star: Mrs. Robert L. Thomas

Votes: 1,762

23. Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

Documentary, Short

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

Votes: 2,565

24. The Nihilist (1905)

9 min | Short, Drama

A happy Russian family is shattered when the father is arrested for treason.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon | Star: Edward Dillon

Votes: 71

25. Appunti su un fatto di cronaca (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short

A 12-year-old girl, Annarella Bracci, was raped and killed in the popular borough of Primavalle, Rome, one of the age-old cross-roads of Italy, at the time it was going through major construction and road development projects.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Star: Vasco Pratolini

Votes: 154

26. How a Mosquito Operates (1912)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A hungry mosquito spots and follows a man on his way home. The mosquito slips into the room where the man is sleeping, and gets ready for a meal. His first attempts startle the man and wake him up, but the mosquito is very persistent.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 1,008

27. L'amour existe (1960)

21 min | Short, Documentary

A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Star: Jean-Loup Reynold

Votes: 480

28. T.G.: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

Experimental film of the group 'Throbbing Gristle' in concert.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Genesis P-Orridge

Votes: 265

29. Bimbo's Initiation (1931)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bimbo the dog is initiated into a secret society in a sadistic 'fun house'; then Betty Boop (with dog's ears) takes a hand.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,285

30. Snow-White (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,615

31. Free Radicals (1958)

5 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Display the graph that follows traditional African music's voice strains of sway, between music and graphics so mix and so gave the impression of beauty in the melting pot of musical art and graphics.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 843

32. Rainbow Dance (1936)

4 min | Short, Musical, Animation

The film was made by colorful printing of footage combined with drawing directly on film. The bouncy music drives home the message heard at the end of the film, promoting the GPO (General ... See full summary »

Director: Len Lye | Star: Rupert Doone

Votes: 597

33. A Colour Box (1935)

Not Rated | 3 min | Animation, Short

Animated shapes dance to Cuban music. This was one of the first animations to be painted directly onto the film.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 718

34. Trade Tattoo (1937)

5 min | Short, Animation, Drama

Abstract animation drawn directly on Technicolor film, some with underlying real life footage of unrelated subjects. Various colorful shapes and patterns move and interact, set to upbeat music.

Director: Len Lye

Votes: 436

35. Renaissance (1963)

10 min | Animation, Short

To the sound of trumpets, a collection of pulverised antique bric-a-brac begins to reassemble itself, revealing a stuffed owl, a cornet, a hamper, books, a doll, a plate - and a bomb...

Director: Walerian Borowczyk

Votes: 338

36. Light Is Calling (2004)

8 min | Short

A scene from The Bells (1926) is optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon¹s 7 minute composition. A meditation on the fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an film.

Director: Bill Morrison | Stars: Eddie Phillips, Lola Todd

Votes: 382

37. More (1998)

6 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Animation

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne

Votes: 5,299

38. Sound of Sunshine - Sound of Rain (1983)

15 min | Animation, Short

A blind boy visualizes what he hears and experiences on a regular basis.

Director: Caroline Heyward | Stars: Damon Hines, Jimmy Arone, Lisa Bonet, Janet MacLachlan

Votes: 20

39. If You Love This Planet (1982)

26 min | Documentary, Short

An Australian pediatrician gives a speech on the consequences of a nuclear war.

Director: Terre Nash | Stars: Helen Caldicott, Vannevar Bush, Winston Churchill, Leslie Groves

Votes: 116

40. Breakfast on the Grass (1987)

25 min | Animation, Short

Several episodes, each focusing on a different figure. Towards the end they all come together to replicate the famous painting by Édouard Manet that provides the title.

Director: Priit Pärn

Votes: 237

41. The Sound of Claudia Schiffer (2000)

18 min | Short

Consists of several movies, directed by Nicolas Roeg, Werner Herzog and Hal Hartley. A swirling montage of found imagery that sucks you into its strange and hypnotic vortex.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Star: Claudia Schiffer

Votes: 44

42. The Big Snit (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A couple have a fight over a scrabble game unaware that a full scale nuclear war has started.

Director: Richard Condie | Stars: Jay Brazeau, Ida Osler, Randy Woods, Bill Guest

Votes: 1,626

43. The Great Cognito (1982)

4 min | Animation, Short

In clay animation, the impersonator known as The Greath Cognito literally transforms into countless faces of famous people.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: John Morrison, Tim Conner, Brian Bressler, Frank Jeffords

Votes: 258

44. Your Face (1987)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man's head transforms and contorts bizarrely as he sings "Your Face," an original song.

Director: Bill Plympton | Star: Maureen McElheron

Votes: 1,023