Films Seen in 2020by neurotrics | created - 3 months ago | updated - 4 minutes ago | Public
Hawksier than "Hawksian"
Let me see the magic of the Marvel cinema "And darkness strives to capture the light of freedom, but it cannot do that, because it is centered on its own lust... and turns to darkness again." ...It's funny how Avengers Endgame is kind of dark with dulled out colors mostly.
I love you
You really are the greatest though.
Wouldn't having it be "Jesus died from our sins", rather than "Jesus died for our sins" be less toxic?
What's that phrase, "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"...like The Idiot?
Rewatch The Yards (James Gray, 2000) Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2007)
Baahubali 2 is really great.
I'm finishing the movie now.
We should never doubt each other.
I feel sleep deprived.
lol again I haven't eaten all day.
Ok headache is going away.
Come on, I barely made it to a bottle of Aleve.
My headache is really bad.
If you have any ideas, I'd like to know. That's all I got.
My brain is still sore, it's a weird feeling. ...lol it's bad now.
Wasn't my idea. I thought it was genius.
Had to get rid of a silverfish.
Gotta go use the bathroom & stuff.
Yeah I stopped the movie 10-however many minutes ago. I'm right here... :(
I've always really liked how thoughtful you are, but it's like I'm really not used to it or something, I feel like I've taken too much of things you've done for me for granted.
What would I be without you?
I thought I was going to be falling asleep by the time I start the next movie, was physically & mentally feeling like shit...hypochondria again? I was constantly taking breaths to see if anything's going on, but my sinus is sore from earlier. Now the shitty feeling has gone down, I dunno.
When I was like 4 or something, I remember endlessly running away from a brunette girl of same age chasing me. I was born with asthma, I'd put my hands up when stopping to catch a breath & the girl would not stop & then fall down on concrete, that happened at least half a dozen times. Have I learned to handle that any better since then? Being a guy the way I am, it's difficult to not come off...questionable.
I would be trying to add more to the list, but I keep laughing when I look through it.
I need to rewatch more stuff (no Chinese movies, whoops), but that's the most "me" top 21 so far.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html I was looking at this page every few days or so, now I'm looking every night as the east coast has been getting increasingly worse.
https://assets.mubicdn.net/images/film/2096/image-w1280.jpg I like how Frank Tashlin went all the way from cartoons to live-action Jerry Lewis.
Guillermo del Toro should have watched Ponyo & taken notes before making The Shape of Water?
I've been experiencing some hypochondria or something...either that or the virus is extremely weak on me. I've had the lower back tooth on the ride side affecting my jaw on that side for years now (it pops all the time), smoking weed can make the headaches I get feel feverish & nauseating, which I was smoking a lot yesterday (more than usual). I couldn't tell until getting sleep & finding out later if my sinus was very slowly gaining an infection, but I could still see dust flying around in here after waking up earlier.
Somehow I didn't remember Marnie having that on the poster.
Knowing her, I'm sure she had a princess complex at 6.
I think I'll be sinking a lot of ratings down.
Gigi (1958) is bourgeois, which is why I struggled with it, probably wouldn't even like it if I rewatch it.
Rewatch The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
Reminder here to add these to the top 100, since I'm still too lazy to... Parfait amour! (Catherine Breillat, 1996) Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse, 1955) The Sleeping Beauty (Catherine Breillat, 2010) She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, 1949) Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969) La promesse (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1996) The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998) Friday Night (Claire Denis, 2002) Flowing (Mikio Naruse, 1956) Une vieille maitresse (Catherine Breillat, 2007)
So do all the Trump public speeches now involve coining the word "China" over & over again & referring to our obstacle as the "invisible enemy"?
Could this Aki Kaurismaki guy have adapted to my methods? Younger him looks akin to the other kids...
Don't mind me, I'll just use this cropped photo as my phone background for now.
Don't worry USA, we'll get past this Chinese Virus together as a nation.
2019 "watchlist" updated 6 Underground (Michael Bay) 1917 (Sam Mendes) Bacurau (Kleber Mendonca Filho & Juliano Dornelles) Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov) Dark Waters (Todd Haynes) Gemini Man (Ang Lee) Heimat Is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise) Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach) Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello) Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodovar) Richard Jewell (Clint Eastwood) Ride Your Wave (Masaaki Yuasa) Roubaix, une lumiere (Arnaud Desplechin) The Farewell (Lulu Wang) The Golden Glove (Fatih Akin) The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg) Us (Jordan Peele) Where'd You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater)
I've watched L'amour braque 3 times & it just hit me yesterday that the Mary character has the psychology of Medusa (the actual story is a toxic fairy tale), but the film as whole is like a kaleidoscope. I'm still not quite sure what all of this means, when the Le caid guy fetches the video tape with the drugged up murdering of Mary's mother... *skims through books on top of crates* "Ba-ku-nin... Comrade Vit-a-man..." "Che Guevara, "The Bolivian Diaries"." "Maurice Thorez... complete works, timeless." ""The Young Marx: The Misery of Philosophy", I know this." *gets to video tape collection* "Fred Astaire." *spins around* "Woody Allen. Who's that?" ""Gone with the Wind". Mickey I've got it!" Maybe it needs rewatched 10 more times for that & the rest of the film to be unraveled?
2019 Rankings, for films I liked 1. I Was at Home, But... (Angela Schanelec) 2. Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) 3. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese) 4. Little Women (Greta Gerwig) 5. Ad Astra (James Gray) 6. Uncut Gems (Ben & Joshua Safdie) 7. Chasing Dream (Johnnie To) 8. Domino (Brian De Palma) 9. Shakti (Martin Rejtman) 10. A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) 11. The Dead Don't Die (Jim Jarmusch) 12. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino) 13. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
Rohmer movie rankings 1. Perceval le Gallois (1978) 2. The Green Ray (1986) 3. A Tale of Winter (1992) 4. A Summer's Tale (1996) 5. Pauline at the Beach (1983) 6. The Aviator's Wife (1981) 7. Claire's Knee (1970) 8. The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993) 9. My Night at Maud's (1969) 10. Triple Agent (2004) 11. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007) 12. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (1987) 13. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987) 14. Les Rendez-vous de Paris (1995) 15. A Tale of Springtime (1990) 16. Love in the Afternoon (1972) 17. Autumn Tale (1998) 18. A Good Marriage (1982) 19. Suzanne's Career (1963) 20. Full Moon in Paris (1984) 21. The Lady and the Duke (2001) 22. Le Signe du Lion (1962) 23. The Marquise of O (1976) 24. La Collectionneuse (1967) 25. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)
Time goes faster now for some reason...
I'm only editing that silly list a bit at a time, that stuff takes up too much time. It's funny how watching Joker made me want to put The Seventh Seal on it already, I guess both movies are supposedly about existential crisis & nihilism with misanthropic characters.
Ongoing rebuilding top 100
1. Perceval le Gallois (Eric Rohmer, 1978) 2. Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964) 3. La femme publique (Andrzej Zulawski, 1984) 4. Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) 5. Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974) 6. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) 7. Sunrise A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927) 8. Szamanka (Andrzej Zulawski, 1996) 9. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959) 10. Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1995) 11. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994) 12. Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) 13. L'amour braque (Andrzej Zulawski, 1985) 14. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer, 1986) 15. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000) 16. A nos amours (Maurice Pialat, 1983) 17. Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) 18. Running on Karma (Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai, 2003) 19. Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967) 20. Beau travail (Claire Denis, 1999) 21. Rock-A-Bye Baby (Frank Tashlin, 1958) 22. The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-wai, 2013) 23. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939) 24. Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956) 25. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955) 26. Times and Winds (Reha Erdem, 2006) 27. Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger, 1947) 28. Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967) 29. The Mouth Agape (Maurice Pialat, 1974) 30. Fidelity (Andrzej Zulawski, 2000) 31. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo, 1995) 32. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) 33. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang, 2005) 34. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943) 35. True Heart Susie (D.W. Griffith, 1919) 36. Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) 37. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1947) 38. Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006) 39. Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991) 40. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) 41. Throw Down (Johnnie To, 2004) 42. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) 43. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001) 44. Hatari! (Howard Hawks, 1962) 45. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) 46. Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958) 47. Artists and Models (Frank Tashlin, 1955) 48. A Summer's Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1996) 49. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) 50. Kosmos (Reha Erdem, 2009) 51. Tabu A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau, 1931) 52. The Killer (John Woo, 1989) 53. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) 54. On the Silver Globe (Andrzej Zulawski, 1988) 55. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 56. Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, 1940) 57. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010) 58. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949) 59. Wheels on Meals (Sammo Hung, 1984) 60. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971) 61. Lady Windermere's Fan (Ernst Lubitsch, 1925) 62. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) 63. F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1973) 64. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011) 65. A Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer, 1992) 66. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) 67. Amateur (Hal Hartley, 1994) 68. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941) 69. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 1999) 70. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) 71. The Voyage Across the Impossible (Georges Melies, 1904) 72. Flamingo Road (Michael Curtiz, 1949) 73. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937) 74. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) 75. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952) 76. Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman, 1970) 77. The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter (Lau Kar-leung, 1984)
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1. Ambition (II) (1991)
Not Rated | 9 min | Comedy, Drama, Short
A day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women, but who encounters only frustration and violence.
2. Surviving Desire (1992)
Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jude, a college literature professor, falls for one of his students. She is more interested in the empirical experience of a relationship with a man whose life is ruled by the themes of the... See full summary »
3. Trust (1990)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.
Votes: 8,839 | Gross: $0.36M
4. Life Without Principle (2011)
Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
5. L'amour braque (1985)
Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A bank robber tries to return his girl, but crazy way of life coupled with insane company make the case only worse.
6. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical
An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.
7. The Promise (1996)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.
Votes: 6,829 | Gross: $0.45M
8. Puss n' Booty (1943)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short
Woman wonders why her little pet birds keep disappearing. Rudolph the cat knows, but other than burping feathers, he's not saying. But it looks like he's met his match when the woman orders... See full summary »
9. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Passed | 104 min | Western
Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.
10. Notorious (1946)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Votes: 88,232 | Gross: $10.46M
11. The Hole (1998)
95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.
12. Friday Night (2002)
Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,794 | Gross: $0.16M
13. Floating Clouds (1955)
123 min | Drama, Romance
A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.
14. Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
TV-MA | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy
A priest stuck in a rural congregation and burdened with his overwrought spirituality, finds purpose in a troubled woman accused of murder.
15. The Whispering Star (2015)
100 min | Sci-Fi
A feminine android delivers packages to the scattered humans in the galaxy. With years to spare the android and us have time to contemplate what it is to be human.
16. Flowing (1956)
117 min | Drama
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »
17. Trouble Every Day (2001)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.
Votes: 6,917 | Gross: $0.01M
18. Highway Patrolman (1991)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama
An episodic look at a young man's life in Mexico's national highway patrol. We follow Pedro Rojas from cadet training and his rookie assignment in a northern border area, to his quick ... See full summary »
19. Katzelmacher (1969)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a "... See full summary »
20. Shit Year (2010)
Unrated | 95 min | Drama
An actress finds herself adrift after she quits performing.
21. Goodbye to Language (2014)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Fantasy
A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.
22. Brief Crossing (2001)
Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young French man and an older English woman spend one night together on a ship.
23. A Real Young Girl (1976)
Unrated | 89 min | Drama
Reluctantly, a sulky adolescent returns to her parents' house for yet another boring summer vacation, dabbling in desire and the art of desirability, eventually mixing reality with vision, caged fantasies with the fierce female sexuality.
Votes: 3,303 | Gross: $0.00M
3/16 - This song near the beginning kind of makes it feel like an anime.
24. Abuse of Weakness (2013)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
A stroke-afflicted filmmaker is manipulated by a notorious con man.
Votes: 903 | Gross: $0.03M
25. Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Unrated | 77 min | Drama
A woman employs a gay man to spend four nights at her house to watch her when she's "unwatchable".
26. Dirty Like an Angel (1991)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A middle-aged tough cop, Georges Deblache, is trying to help and protect a criminal, Manoni, that he has known since they were both young. He orders his younger colleague and friend, Didier... See full summary »
27. Sex Is Comedy (2002)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other.
Votes: 2,672 | Gross: $0.04M
28. Romance (1999)
R | 84 min | Drama
Frustrated by the lack of intimacy in her relationship, a young schoolteacher goes through a series of intimidating and often violent sexual partners.
Votes: 9,506 | Gross: $1.28M
3/11 - The boyfriend has some male chastity thing going on. One thing some Breillat films explore is male limpness when things should be sizzling, but in this one the guy might as well be a zealous priest, even though when they go out he takes upon dancing with other women. This one is kind of pornographic, but with realism(?), the girl tries to blow his limp thing & he makes her feel shitty about herself over it, it's like he gets all his power from leading women on. The girl gets herself into some encounters that are mechanical & rough, which makes getting into BDSM (with the gentlest guy in the film) a tiny leap. When the boyfriend does pick up on how his invisible leash on her is off, he actually does gets her to do it, which while she is on top of him she says "you be the woman, I'll be your guy, I'll screw you", which he pushes her off the bed. Somehow from a "drop" of fluid, she is impregnated. When she is to give birth, the boyfriend is still out cold from heavy drinking the night before, so she has her BDSM guy pick her up, before leaving she turns on all the gas stoves.
29. Nocturnal Uproar (1979)
97 min | Drama
Solange is a filmmaker. She is married and a mother. She enjoys occasional sex with her husband but also feels drawn towards a bisexual actor named Jim. This doesn't prevent her from taking... See full summary »
30. 36 fillette (1988)
88 min | Romance, Drama
A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more.
Votes: 1,041 | Gross: $0.41M
3/9 - One part that really clinches it together is when balding guy first gets her to his hotel room. Even though the girl continually snipes at balding guy (he's an asshole to her to begin with) & resists advancing moves he makes, he still squirms his way & advances. By the time he is dangerously close to getting into her, the girl has already had herself positioned like she's just laying down to die for a few minutes, eventually hitting him down there...when he recovers, he gets to choking her, only to break down & weep.
31. Perfect Love (1996)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Anatomy of a murder. Christophe has murdered Frédérique, his lover. He's in his 20s, an entrepreneur who likes to pick up chicks with his misogynist friend Philippe; she's in her 30s, a ... See full summary »
32. Fat Girl (2001)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday.
Votes: 9,989 | Gross: $0.72M
33. The Last Mistress (2007)
Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Votes: 3,251 | Gross: $0.79M
34. Bluebeard (2009)
Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy
An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.
Votes: 1,209 | Gross: $0.04M
35. The Sleeping Beauty (2010 TV Movie)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.
Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.03M
3/4 - Anastasia at 6 has a princess complex.
36. Zombi Child (2019)
Not Rated | 103 min | Fantasy
A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a Haitian teenager tells her friends her family secret - not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable.
37. La cérémonie (II) (2014)
20 min | Short
A kind of daydreaming built on the incestuous playful rearrangement of two siblings, Louise and Louis.
38. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
R | 122 min | Drama, Romance
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
3/2 - It's quite bourgeois.
39. I Was at Home, But (2019)
105 min | Drama
After a 13-year-old student disappears without a trace for a week and suddenly reappears, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions that change their whole view of life.
40. Maison du Bonheur (2017)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary
The day-to-day life of a Parisian astrologer, who has been residing in the same Montmartre apartment for over 50 years.
41. Young Ahmed (2019)
90 min | Drama
A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.
42. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.
43. The Lighthouse (I) (2019)
R | 109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Votes: 89,994 | Gross: $0.43M