YTMN & traboule Ask "Have You Seen This One?" - Journal Thread

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Explanation of the CCRS


This thread continues the discussion of films I started a year ago in the
YTMN's "Movies I Like" and "What I've Seen Lately" Journal-Thread.

traboule
volunteered to be a co-poster in this thread, and the idea pleased me. When I'm not watching a film, perhaps she will be.

As in the other thread I will catalog links to the movie reviews in this thread. And we're off for the next year. The old thread is not locked or closed. If you want to comment on reviews over there, feel free, and I'll respond as always!


Neumann Rocketship X-M CCRS = ???. post 0031
Bennett Batman & Robin CCRS = OK or maybe Good. post 0200
Avildsen Rocky CCRS = Good+. post 0316
James & Taylor Dick Tracy (1937) CCRS = Good. post 0349
Lisberger TRON CCRS = OK. post 0356
Bryant Salomé CCRS = Very Good. post 0403
Screenplay by Tolkin for The Emperor's Club. not rated. post 0419
Roy Bandini CCRS = Very Good. post 0482
Dylan's Couch - a series on YouTube. post 0827
Malle Le Souffle au Coeur CCRS = Very Good. post 1415
Tati M. Hulot's Holiday CCRS = Very Good. post 1719
Cronenberg Naked Lunch CCRS = Very Good. post 1739
Johnson V (original tv mini-series) not rated. post 1918
Cronenberg Eastern Promises CCRS = Very Good. post 1921


entries to come -- eventually
Eyre Smoke Signals CCRS = Very Good. post pending rewatch
Ritchie Snatch CCRS = Very Good. Re-watched in Jan. 2009, but didn't write essay
Sheridan August Rush CCRS = Very Good. post 0593
Anderson If.... CCRS = ???. post 1661
Tati Mon Oncle CCRS = Great. post 1895
Ivory Maurice CCRS = Very Good. post 1965
Abrams Star Trek CCRS = Very Good. post 2180


Bava Baron Blood CCRS = Bad. post 0122
Miike Gozu CCRS = Very Good. post 0136
Loach The Wind that Shakes the Barley CCRS = Very Good. post 0206
Kramer Guess Who's Coming to Dinner CCRS = Very Good-. post 0301
Zwick Blood Diamond CCRS = Bad. post 0339
Hardy december boys CCRS = Good. post 0380
Soderbergh Ocean's Twelve CCRS = Good-. post 0454
Lean Doctor Zhivago CCRS = Very Good. post 460
Bornedal Vikaren (The Substitute) CCRS = Good. post 0773
Campion An Angel at my Table CCRS = Very Good. post 0798
Sheridan My Left Foot CCRS = Great. post 0951
De Palma Sisters CCRS = Good+. post 1367
Malle Elevator to the Gallows CCRS = Very Good. post 1396
Snyder Watchmen CCRS = Good+. post 1592
Fellini CCRS = Very Good. post 1660
Cocteau Orpheus CCRS = pending. post 1695
Kurosawa Ran CCRS = Great. post 1784
Bezucha Big Eden CCRS = Good+. post 1955
Ophuls La Ronde CCRS = Very Good. post 1969
Zemeckis Beowulf CCRS = Very Good. post 2339
Szwarc Supergirl CCRS = Bad. post 2341
Eastwood Letters from Iwo Jima and
Eastwood Flags of our Fathers CCRS = not rated. post 2565
Var. Directors: Summer Storm; The Secrets; Goldfish Memory;
The Edge of Heaven; Shotgun Stories; Avatar; Persona;
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly; Lust, Caution
. not rated. post 2617

Viewings Duly Noted:
A poorly-formatted list of 20 films I watched between 1-13-09 and 1-18-09. post 1030
Thoughts on the Week of Films -- a freakin' wall of text about those 20 movies (but it has frame-grabs!). post 1031
a Note about Mr. Woodcock. post 1980
a Note about Paris Je T'aime. post 1985
Gone With the Wind fourth viewing. post 2197
Sep 22, 2008 9:34 PM
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I've been interested in having a thread for general film reviews, but I don't watch films often enough to do a review thread on my own. I knew my friend YTMN was planning to start a new review thread and he was obliging enough to let me join in.

There are a lot of movies I haven't seen, so I look forward to reviewing and discussing them in this thread.

Reviews:
Frequency (Hoblit, 2000)
Limbo (Sayles, 1999)
Goodfellas (Scorsese, 1990)
Black Book (Verhoeven, 2006)
Wings of Desire (Wenders, 1987)

Good Night, and Good Luck (Clooney, 2005)
Conversation(s) with Other Women (Canosa, 2005)
The Naked City (Hassin, 1948)
The Girl on the Bridge (Leconte, 1999)
American Beauty (Mendes, 1999)

Eat Drink Man Woman (Lee, 1994)
M (Lang, 1931)
Le Ballon Rouge / The Red Balloon (Lamorisse, 1956)
Quantum of Solace (Forster, 2008)
An Angel at My Table (Campion, 1990)

Australia (Luhrmann, 2008)
Jackie Brown (Tarantino, 1997)
I Know Where I'm Going! (Powell & Pressburger, 1945)
Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle, 2008)
Pygmalion (Asquith & Howard, 1938)

Port of Shadows (Carné, 1938)
Conspiracy (Pierson, 2001)
Transsiberian (Anderson, 2008)
Le Jour se leve / Daybreak (Carné, 1939)
Bob le Flambeur (Melville, 1956)

In Bruges (McDonagh, 2008)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955)
Fall of the House of Usher (Epstein, 1928)
Thousand Pieces of Gold (Kelly, 1991)
Something the Lord Made (Sargent, 2004)

Of Mice and Men (Sinise, 1992)

Interview (Buscemi, 2007)
Suburban Girl (Klein, 2007)
The Jane Austen Book Club (Swicord, 2007)
The Kingdom (Berg, 2007)

Henry Fool (Hartley, 1997)
The Twilight Zone: The Night of the Meek (Smight, 1960)
The Twilight Zone: The Invaders (Heyes, 1961)
The Twilight Zone: Nothing in the Dark (Johnson, 1962)
Trust (Hartley, 1990)

Le Notti Bianche (Visconti, 1957)
Leon the Professional (Besson, 1994)
A Little Princess (Cuarón, 1995)
The Pianist (Polanski, 2002)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (Malle, 1987)

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuarón, 2004)
Chungking Express (Wong, 1994)
Laura (Preminger, 1944)
Wonderful Town (Assarat, 2007)

8½ (Fellini, 1963)
Lassie (Sturridge, 2005)
Nashville (Altman, 1975)
3-Iron (Ki-duk Kim, 2004)
Session 9 (Anderson, 2001)

Fly Away Home (Ballard, 1996)
Joan of Arc (Duguay, 1999)
Love in the Afternoon (Rohmer, 1972)
Sorcerer (Friedkin, 1977)
Tootsie (Pollack, 1982)

The Petrified Forest (Mayo, 1936)
Sometimes in April (Peck, 2005)
Lovely and Amazing (Holofcener, 2001)
Dark City (Proyas, 1998)
Tristan + Isolde (Reynolds, 2006)

Dangerous Beauty (Herskovitz, 1998)
Taming of the Shrew (Richards, 2005)
Paris, Je T'aime (various, 2006)
Mon Oncle (Tati, 1958)
I Walked With A Zombie (Tourneur & Wise, 1943)
Life (TV Show)

28 Weeks Later (Fresnadillo, 2007)
Three Kings (Russell, 1999)
Open Hearts (Bier, 2002)
Hairspray (Shankman, 2007)
Nyfes (Voulgaris, 2004)

Northanger Abbey (Jones, 2007)
His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940)
Dinner at Eight (Cukor, 1933) - short review
A Chorus Line (Attenborough, 1985) - short
The Snow Walker (Smith, 2003)

Definitely, Maybe (Brooks, 2008)
Ae Fond Kiss (Loach, 2004)
Bringing Up Baby (Hawks, 1938) - short
Funny Girl (Wyler, 1968) - short
The Awful Truth (McCarey, 1937) - short

Close Encounters of a Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977) - short
Jericho (2006-2008)
Desk Set (Lang, 1957)
Annie Hall (Allen, 1977)
Caterina in the Big City (Virzi, 2003)

Duplicity (Gilroy, 2009)
Sunshine Cleaning (Jeffs, 2008)
Being Julia (Szabo, 2004) - short
Pizza (Christopher, 2005) - short
Whip It (Barrymore, 2009)

The Fox and the Child (Jacquet, 2007)
Sep 22, 2008 9:34 PM
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Come'on with the rain, I've a smile on my face...
Sep 22, 2008 9:35 PM
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I'll try to be on time.
Sep 22, 2008 9:37 PM
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Bleh?
Sep 22, 2008 9:38 PM
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I seek only pleasure of the flesh. Have I come to the right place? Only time will tell.
Sep 22, 2008 9:38 PM
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Even though I got here early, somehow I got stuck with the spot on the mud puddle while everyone else is camped out on the freshly mowed grass. What gives?
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Josef K.I seek only pleasure of the flesh. Have I come to the right place? Only time will tell.
You are charged with an unspecified crime. Until we know what it is we will not know whether you are in the right place or not. But stick around. Something will turn up. You know, in Der Prozess.
Sep 22, 2008 9:44 PM
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I look forward to your reviews.
Sep 22, 2008 9:44 PM
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LEAVESEven though I got here early, somehow I got stuck with the spot on the mud puddle while everyone else is camped out on the freshly mowed grass. What gives?
I hereby declare that trab is in charge of taking and dealing with all bribes.

See her.

But despite the less than satisfactory accommodations, welcome. We needed some LEAVES here.
Sep 22, 2008 9:45 PM
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I've got to sign off for now (sleep calls), but I look forward to helping this thread get into higher gear in the next couple of days.
Sep 22, 2008 9:49 PM
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Crime is fun. So is sex. What I am getting at here is that I am very much looking forward to your film analysis. Just beware, If I disagree I will degrade you and throw stones.
Sep 22, 2008 9:57 PM
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Josef K.Crime is fun. So is sex. What I am getting at here is that I am very much looking forward to your film analysis. Just beware, If I disagree I will degrade you and throw stones.
I raised two sons, so I've learned how to duck.

traboule counsels college students--so she's learned how to bob and weave.

I think I can speak for both of us. We're ready to declare you welcome to the thread, sir.
Sep 22, 2008 10:11 PM
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Ok.
Sep 22, 2008 10:15 PM
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Yeppers.
Sep 22, 2008 10:18 PM
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I'm game.
Sep 22, 2008 10:24 PM
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Ooh. Two big brains for the price of one. Consider me subscribed, of course!
Sep 23, 2008 12:30 AM
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This is so vain.

Subscribed.
Sep 23, 2008 10:10 AM
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Harry CaulThis is so vain.
Isn't it? I guess I'll have to call this one "my vanity thread redux" or something elitist. But traboule is along for this ride and she'll keep me humble the way she did in the fine discussion she and I had about Waitress.

Harry CaulSubscribed.
Thank you. You are a fine Dane. And a good example of a human being. And your posts are short and easy to read. (That's why I let you listen in on my threads.)...(as if I could stop you, you sneaky person, you.)
Sep 23, 2008 10:26 AM
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YouTookMyNameYou are a fine Dane.
I prefer great.

But let's not let that come between us.
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