Films seen: In 2005

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  2. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004) 01/01/2005 [3+]
  3. Happiness (Todd Solondz, 1998) 01/01/2005 [7+]
  4. Pirated Copy (Jianjun He, 2004) 01/02/2005 [7-]
  5. Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (Je-gyu Kang, 2004) 01/02/2005 [8]
  6. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971) 01/02/2005 [6-]
  7. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) 01/02/2005 [8-]
  8. Ab-normal Beauty (Oxide Pang, 2004) 01/03/2005 [6-]
  9. Mean Girls (Mark S. Waters, 2004) 01/04/2005 [5]
  10. Under the Tuscan Sun (Audrey Wells, 2003) 01/04/2005 [6-]
  11. Ohayô (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) 01/05/2005 [10]
  12. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) 01/06/2005 [7-]
  13. Bright Future (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2003) 01/06/2005 [8]
  14. He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not (Laetitia Colombani, 2002) 01/07/2005 [6]
  15. Zatoichi on the Road (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1963) 01/08/2005 [9]
  16. First Love (Tetsuo Shinohara, 2000) 01/08/2005 [9-]
  17. The Final Cut (Omar Naim, 2004) 01/09/2005 [6-]
  18. Something's Gotta Give (Nancy Meyers, 2003) 01/09/2005 [5]
  19. Talking Head (Mamoru Oshii, 1992) 01/10/2005 [9]
  20. Jam Films (Various, 2002) 01/10/2005 [7-]
  21. License to Live (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998) 01/12/2005 [8]
  22. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Kerry Conran, 2004) 01/14/2005 [6]
  23. Closer (Mike Nichols, 2004) 01/14/2005 [5+]
  24. Dogtown and Z-Boys (Stacy Peralta, 2001) 01/15/2005 [7-]
  25. Some (Yun-hyeon Jang, 2004) 01/15/2005 [7]
  26. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002) 01/16/2005 [7]
  27. Hanaukyo Maid Tai (Takuya Nonaka, 2001) 01/17/2005 [4-]
  28. Incident at Loch Ness (Zak Penn, 2004) 01/18/2005 [5]
  29. In Good Company (Paul Weitz, 2004) 01/20/2005 [6]
  30. Dr. No (Terence Young, 1962) 01/21/2005 [8-]
  31. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) 01/21/2005 [10]
  32. All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai, 2001) 01/22/2005 [8]
  33. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) 01/22/2005 [7]
  34. From Russia with Love (Terence Young, 1963) 01/23/2005 [8]
  35. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004) 01/23/2005 [7+]
  36. Dinner Rush (Bob Giraldi, 2000) 01/23/2005 [3]
  37. The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo, 2003) 01/24/2005 [2+]
  38. Darkend Room (David Lynch, 2002) 01/27/2005 [2]
  39. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001) 01/28/2005 [7]
  40. Shark Tale (Bibo Bergeron/Vicky Jenson/Rob Letterman, 2004) 01/28/2005 [3+]
  41. Fried Dragon Fish (Shunji Iwai, 1993) 01/28/2005 [4]
  42. Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes, 2004) 01/28/2005 [6-]
  43. Fight, Zatoichi, Fight (Kenji Misumi, 1964) 01/29/2005 [8]
  44. Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997) 01/29/2005 [7]
  45. Thunderball (Terence Young, 1965) 01/29/2005 [6]
  46. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter R. Hunt, 1969) 01/29/2005 [6]
  47. Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish (Isshin Inudou, 2003) 01/30/2005 [7]
  48. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues (Kazuo Mori, 1962) 01/30/2005 [7]
  49. Code 46 (Michael Winterbottom, 2003) 01/31/2005 [5+]
  50. P.S. (Dylan Kidd, 2004) 02/02/2005 [4+]
  51. Alexander (Oliver Stone, 2004) 02/04/2005 [5]
  52. The Eye (Pang Brothers, 2002) 02/04/2005 [6-]
  53. Flying Boys (Young-Joo Byun, 2004) 02/04/2005 [7]
  54. Ju-on: The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu, 2003) 02/04/2005 [6]
  55. Zatoichi's Revenge (Akira Inoue, 1965) 02/05/2005 [8]
  56. Bully (Larry Clark, 2001) 02/05/2005 [6]
  57. Street Mobster (Kinji Fukasaku, 1972) 02/07/2005 [7]
  58. Diamonds Are Forever (Guy Hamilton, 1971) 02/07/2005 [7]
  59. I Heart Huckabees (David O. Russell, 2004) 02/11/2005 [4+]
  60. Imaginary Heroes (Dan Harris, 2004) 02/11/2005 [4]
  61. Gajok (A Family) (Jeong-cheol Lee, 2004) 02/11/2005 [6]
  62. Zatoichi: The Festival of Fire (Kenji Misumi, 1970) 02/11/2005 [7]
  63. For Your Eyes Only (John Glen, 1981) 02/12/2005 [5]
  64. Beijing Bicycle (Xiaoshuai Wang, 2001) 02/12/2005 [6-]
  65. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (Donald Petrie, 2003) 02/12/2005 [3]
  66. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964) 02/13/2005 [8]
  67. The Living Daylights (John Glen, 1987) 02/13/2005 [8]
  68. Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1971) 02/14/2005 [6-]
  69. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) 02/15/2005 [9]
  70. Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945) 02/16/2005 [5]
  71. A View to a Kill (John Glen, 1985) 02/17/2005 [4]
  72. Simpan (Chan-wook Park, 1999) 02/18/2005 [6-]
  73. La Belle (Kyun-dong Yeo, 2000) 02/18/2005 [6-]
  74. The Blue Light (Yukio Ninagawa, 2003) 02/18/2005 [7]
  75. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) 02/18/2005 [7]
  76. A Moment to Remember (John H. Lee, 2004) 02/19/2005 [7]
  77. The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963) 02/19/2005 [9]
  78. Hide and Seek (John Polson, 2005) 02/19/2005 [4]
  79. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) 02/20/2005 [5]
  80. The Man with the Golden Gun (Guy Hamilton, 1974) 02/21/2005 [7]
  81. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999) 02/25/2005 [6+]
  82. Longinus (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2004) 02/25/2005 [5]
  83. Art Museum by the Zoo (Jeong-hyang Lee, 1998) 02/25/2005 [5]
  84. Secret (Yojiro Takita, 1999) 02/26/2005 [4]
  85. The Yakuza Papers Vol. 1: Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) 02/26/2005 [7]
  86. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese Jade (Tokuzo Tanaka, 1963) 02/26/2005 [5]
  87. Zatoichi in Desperation (Shintarô Katsu, 1972) 02/26/2005 [10]
  88. Izo (Takashi Miike, 2004) 02/27/2005 [8]
  89. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) 03/03/2005 [6]
  90. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) 03/03/2005 [9]
  91. Bungee Jumping of Their Own (Dae-seung Kim, 2001) 03/04/2005 [4]
  92. Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1956) 03/04/2005 [9-]
  93. The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004) 03/04/2005 [8-]
  94. Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton, 1973) 03/05/2005 [4]
  95. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) 03/05/2005 [7]
  96. Catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1970) 03/05/2005 [7]
  97. The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert, 1977) 03/06/2005 [7]
  98. Never Say Never Again (Irvin Kershner, 1983) 03/06/2005 [5]
  99. Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951) 03/06/2005 [8]
  100. Eureka (Shinji Aoyama, 2000) 03/07/2005 [2]
  101. Multiple Personality Detective Psycho (Takashi Miike, 2000) 03/08/2005 [4]
  102. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) 03/08/2005 [7+]
  103. Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert, 1979) 03/09/2005 [5]
  104. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) 03/09/2005 [10]
  105. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957) 03/10/2005 [8]
  106. Octopussy (John Glen, 1983) 03/10/2005 [6]
  107. Assault on Precinct 13 (Jean-Frantois Richet, 2005) 03/11/2005 [6]
  108. Alone in the Dark (Uwe Boll, 2005) 03/11/2005 [4]
  109. Tombstone (George P. Cosmatos, 1993) 03/11/2005 [7]
  110. The Last House on the Left (Wes Craven, 1972) 03/12/2005 [7]
  111. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 3: Proxy War (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) 03/12/2005 [7]
  112. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946) 03/12/2005 [7]
  113. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995) 03/16/2005 [8+]
  114. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) 03/18/2005 [8-]
  115. Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963) 03/19/2005 [2]
  116. Alfie (Charles Shyer, 2004) 03/19/2005 [5+]
  117. Hitch (Andy Tennant, 2005) 03/19/2005 [5]
  118. Hotel Rwanda (Terry George, 2004) 03/19/2005 [7-]
  119. Swing Girls (Shinobu Yaguchi, 2004) 03/20/2005 [8]
  120. Uninvited (Su-yeon Lee, 2003) 03/20/2005 [6]
  121. Licence to Kill (John Glen, 1989) 03/21/2005 [7]
  122. The I Inside (Roland Suso Richter, 2003) 03/21/2005 [7-]
  123. M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa, 1999) 03/25/2005 [4]
  124. Ong-bak (Prachya Pinkaew, 2003) 03/25/2005 [5]
  125. Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004) 03/25/2005 [7+]
  126. Hostage (Florent Emilio Siri, 2005) 03/26/2005 [7]
  127. Double Suicide (Masahiro Shinoda, 1969) 03/27/2005 [8+]
  128. Michael Moore Hates America (Michael Wilson, 2004) 03/28/2005 [6-]
  129. Robots (Chris Wedge/Carlos Saldanha, 2005) 03/28/2005 [3]
  130. Survive Style 5+ (Gen Sekiguchi, 2004) 03/29/2005 [5+]
  131. Criminal (Gregory Jacobs, 2004) 03/30/2005 [6]
  132. My Boyfriend is Type-B (Seok-won Choi, 2005) 04/01/2005 [6]
  133. Sympathy for the Underdog (Kinji Fukasaku, 1971) 04/01/2005 [7]
  134. Wicker Park (Paul McGuigan, 2004) 04/01/2005 [5-]
  135. The Tale of Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi, 1962) 04/02/2005 [8]
  136. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 04/02/2005 [8+]
  137. You Only Live Twice (Lewis Gilbert, 1967) 04/04/2005 [6]
  138. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955) 04/04/2005 [7]
  139. Bride & Prejudice (Gurinder Chadha, 2004) 04/05/2005 [2]
  140. Ray (Taylor Hackford, 2004) 04/06/2005 [5]
  141. Zatoichi at the Blood Fest (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1973) 04/08/2005 [7]
  142. Death to Smoochy (Danny DeVito, 2002) 04/08/2005 [7+]
  143. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics (Kinji Fukasaku, 1974) 04/08/2005 [7]
  144. Sin City (Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino, 2005) 04/09/2005 [8+]
  145. The Five Obstructions (Jørgen Leth/Lars von Trier, 2003) 04/09/2005 [6]
  146. The Taste of Tea (Katsuhito Ishii, 2004) 04/10/2005 [7]
  147. Intimate Strangers (Patrice Leconte, 2004) 04/11/2005 [5]
  148. Freedom Downtime (Emmanuel Goldstein, 2001) 04/14/2005 [5]
  149. The Forgotten (Joseph Ruben, 2004) 04/14/2005 [5-]
  150. Daddy-Long-Legs (Jeong-Sik Gong, 2005) 04/15/2005 [6]
  151. Tomorrow Never Dies (Roger Spottiswoode, 1997) 04/15/2005 [6]
  152. My First Mister (Christine Lahti, 2001) 04/16/2005 [1]
  153. The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 5: Final Episode (Kinji Fukasaku, 1974) 04/16/2005 [7]
  154. Jenny, Juno (Ho-joon Kim, 2005) 04/17/2005 [8-]
  155. Bullet Ballet (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1998) 04/17/2005 [9]
  156. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004) 04/22/2005 [8-]
  157. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963) 04/22/2005 [5+]
  158. Shall We Dance (Peter Chelsom, 2004) 04/22/2005 [4]
  159. Blister (Taikan Suga, 2000) 04/23/2005 [4-]
  160. Git [Feathers in the Wind] (Il-gon Song, 2005) 04/23/2005 [10]
  161. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (Guy Ritchie, 1998) 04/24/2005 [8]
  162. Simon (Eddy Terstall, 2004) 04/25/2005 [6]
  163. Cracked Eggs and Noodles (Sang-hun Oh, 2005) 04/25/2005 [5]
  164. Woman of Water (Hidenori Sugimori, 2002) 04/28/2005 [6]
  165. Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, 2004) 04/29/2005 [8]
  166. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968) 04/29/2005 [9]
  167. Tokyo Eyes (Jean-Pierre Limosin, 1998) 04/30/2005 [4-]
  168. Café Lumière (Hsiao-hsien Hou, 2003) 04/30/2005 [4+]
  169. The Amityville Horror (Andrew Douglas, 2005) 05/01/2005 [5]
  170. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings, 2005) 05/03/2005 [6]
  171. Ashes of Time (Kar Wai Wong, 1994) 05/04/2005 [4]
  172. Be Cool (F. Gary Gray, 2005) 05/04/2005 [5-]
  173. My Beautiful Days (Jong-jae Im, 2002) 05/04/2005 [9]
  174. Freeway (Matthew Bright, 1996) 05/05/2005 [6-]
  175. I am an S&M Writer (Ryuichi Hiroki, 2000) 05/05/2005 [8]
  176. The Machinist (Brad Anderson, 2004) 05/05/2005 [8]
  177. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004) 05/06/2005 [7]
  178. Swing Girls: First & Last Concert (2005) 05/06/2005 [5]
  179. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000) 05/06/2005 [9]
  180. Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen, 2004) 05/07/2005 [4+]
  181. Identity (James Mangold, 2003) 05/07/2005 [4]
  182. The World Is Not Enough (Michael Apted, 1999) 05/07/2005 [7]
  183. Otakus in Love (Suzuki Matsuo, 2004) 05/07/2005 [8]
  184. Chicago (Rob Marshall, 2002) 05/08/2005 [3]
  185. Constantine (Francis Lawrence, 2005) 05/08/2005 [6]
  186. The President's Last Bang (Sang-soo Im, 2005) 05/09/2005 [8]
  187. Blood and Bones (Yoichi Sai, 2004) 05/10/2005 [5]
  188. Trick: The Movie (Yukihiko Tsutsumi, 2002) 05/11/2005 [7]
  189. Show Show Show (Jeong-ho Kim, 2003) 05/11/2005 [3]
  190. Sayonara (Joshua Logan, 1957) 05/11/2005 [6]
  191. Alien: Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997) 05/12/2005 [6]
  192. Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998) 05/13/2005 [7]
  193. Cursed (Wes Craven, 2005) 05/14/2005 [2]
  194. Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996) 05/14/2005 [8]
  195. The Vanishing (George Sluizer, 1988) 05/15/2005 [7]
  196. Alive (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2002) 05/15/2005 [5]
  197. Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott, 2005) 05/16/2005 [6]
  198. Public Enemy (Woo-Suk Kang, 2002) 05/16/2005 [8]
  199. House of Wax (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2005) 05/17/2005 [4]
  200. Tales of the Taira Clan (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1955) 05/17/2005 [9-]
  201. So Close (Corey Yuen, 2002) 05/17/2005 [6]
  202. Lady for a Day (Frank Capra, 1933) 05/18/2005 [8-]
  203. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934) 05/18/2005 [7+]
  204. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, 2004) 05/19/2005 [8]
  205. Go-Con! Japanese Love Culture (Nobuyuki Shintani, 2000) 05/19/2005 [3]
  206. Birdcage Inn (Ki-duk Kim, 1998) 05/19/2005 [6]
  207. Die Another Day (Lee Tamahori, 2002) 05/20/2005 [7]
  208. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005) 05/20/2005 [8]
  209. This Charming Girl (Yoon-ki Lee, 2004) 05/20/2005 [8]
  210. The Experiment (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2001) 05/21/2005 [7]
  211. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2004) 05/21/2005 [6]
  212. D.E.B.S. (Angela Robinson, 2004) 05/21/2005 [4+]
  213. Marathon [Running Boy] (Yun-cheol Jeong, 2005) 05/22/2005 [7]
  214. Kicking & Screaming (Jesse Dylan, 2005) 05/23/2005 [5]
  215. Concent (Shun Nakahara, 2001) 05/24/2005 [3]
  216. Tokyo Garbage Girl (Ryuichi Hiroki, 2000) 05/24/2005 [6]
  217. Fantom Kiler (Roman Nowicki, 1998) 05/25/2005 [1]
  218. The Man on the Train (Patrice Leconte, 2002) 05/25/2005 [7]
  219. Casino Royale (Guest/Hughes/Huston/McGrath/Parrish, 1967) 05/25/2005 [3]
  220. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004) 05/26/2005 [7]
  221. She's on Duty (Kwang-chun Park, 2005) 05/26/2005 [5]
  222. Undead (Spierig Brothers, 2003) 05/26/2005 [5]
  223. Suspect Zero (E. Elias Merhige, 2004) 05/27/2005 [6]
  224. Wild Animals (Ki-duk Kim, 1996) 05/29/2005 [4]
  225. Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994) 05/30/2005 [5+]
  226. Heat After Dark (Ryuhei Kitamura, 1996) 05/30/2005 [5]
  227. Camel(s) (Ki-Yong Park, 2002) 05/30/2005 [3+]
  228. The Most Terrible Time in my Life (Kaizo Hayashi, 1994) 05/31/2005 [5-]
  229. Madagascar (Eric Darnell/Tom McGrath, 2005) 05/31/2005 [6]
  230. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) 06/01/2005 [10]
  231. Charisma (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999) 06/02/2005 [7]
  232. A Dirty Shame (John Waters, 2004) 06/02/2005 [3+]
  233. Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991) 06/03/2005 [7]
  234. Ju-on 2 (Takashi Shimizu, 2000) 06/03/2005 [4]
  235. THX 1138 (George Lucas, 1971) 06/04/2005 [10]
  236. Story of Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, 1934) 06/04/2005 [7]
  237. D.E.B.S. [Short] (Angela Robinson, 2003) 06/04/2005 [5]
  238. House by the Cemetery [Zombie Hell House] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) 06/05/2005 [3]
  239. Picnic (Shunji Iwai, 1996) 06/05/2005 [7+]
  240. Frazetta: Painting with Fire (Lance Laspina, 2003) 06/05/2005 [6]
  241. Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995) 06/05/2005 [7+]
  242. I, Robot (Alex Proyas, 2004) 06/06/2005 [7]
  243. Brothers (Susanne Bier, 2004) 06/06/2005 [8-]
  244. Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa, 1991) 06/07/2005 [7]
  245. Ghost Soup (Shunji Iwai, 1992) 06/07/2005 [4]
  246. Another Public Enemy [Public Enemy 2] (Woo-Suk Kang, 2005) 06/07/2005 [6]
  247. Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (Takashi Miike, 1997) 06/08/2005 [4]
  248. Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000) 06/09/2005 [6]
  249. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004) 06/09/2005 [8]
  250. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004) 06/10/2005 [3+]
  251. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) 06/10/2005 [6]
  252. Anger Management (Peter Segal, 2003) 06/11/2005 [3+]
  253. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, 1952) 06/11/2005 [7]
  254. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Darren Grant, 2005) 06/11/2005 [4]
  255. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) 06/12/2005 [6+]
  256. The Pacifier (Adam Shankman, 2005) 06/12/2005 [5]
  257. The Jacket (John Maybury, 2005) 06/12/2005 [7]
  258. In My Skin (Marina de Van, 2002) 06/13/2005 [2+]
  259. Sinking Moon (Isao Yukisada, 2002) 06/13/2005 [4]
  260. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973) 06/15/2005 [7]
  261. Delicatessen (Marc Caro/Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991) 06/16/2005 [9]
  262. Love Letter (Shunji Iwai, 1995) 06/16/2005 [10-]
  263. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978) 06/16/2005 [6]
  264. The Changeling (Peter Medak, 1980) 06/17/2005 [5]
  265. The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven, 1991) 06/17/2005 [5-]
  266. Lantana (Ray Lawrence, 2001) 06/18/2005 [7+]
  267. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Doug Liman, 2005) 06/18/2005 [6]
  268. Flower Island (Il-gon Song, 2001) 06/19/2005 [2]
  269. House of 9 (Steven R. Monroe, 2005) 06/19/2005 [4+]
  270. The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, 1998) 06/19/2005 [8]
  271. The Guard from the Underground (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1992) 06/19/2005 [4]
  272. University of Laughs (Mamoru Hosi, 2004) 06/21/2005 [9+]
  273. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975) 06/22/2005 [8]
  274. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Kinji Fukasaku, 1972) 06/22/2005 [9+]
  275. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (Lance Mungia, 2005) 06/22/2005 [1]
  276. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996) 06/23/2005 [6+]
  277. Eyes of the Spider (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998) 06/23/2005 [7]
  278. Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) 06/24/2005 [7+]
  279. Avalon (Mamoru Oshii, 2001) 06/24/2005 [7]
  280. Serpent's Path (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1998) 06/24/2005 [8-]
  281. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002) 06/25/2005 [5]
  282. Invincible (Werner Herzog, 2001) 06/25/2005 [3+]
  283. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997) 06/26/2005 [7]
  284. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) 06/27/2005 [7]
  285. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma, 1987) 06/28/2005 [7]
  286. / Floating Weeds / (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) 06/28/2005 [7+] [Ebert's commentary: 8]
  287. Millions (Danny Boyle, 2004) 06/28/2005 [7]
  288. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982) 06/29/2005 [8-]
  289. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (Troy Miller, 2003) 06/29/2005 [4]
  290. Spring in a Small Town (Mu Fei, 1948) 06/29/2005 [5+]
  291. Gemini (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1999) 06/30/2005 [5]
  292. Howl's Moving Castle [subtitled version] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) 06/30/2005 [7-]
  293. Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu, 1960) 07/01/2005 [7]
  294. Herbie: Fully Loaded (Angela Robinson, 2005) 07/02/2005 [3]
  295. Kontroll (Nimr=d Antal, 2003) 07/02/2005 [6]
  296. His and Her Circumstances (Hideaki Anno/Hiroki Sato, 1998) 07/02/2005 [7]
  297. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004) 07/03/2005 [6+]
  298. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) 07/04/2005 [6]
  299. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984) 07/04/2005 [6-]
  300. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989) 07/04/2005 [7]
  301. Re: Cutie Honey (Hideaki Anno/Hiroyuki Imaishi/Takamichi Ito/Masayuki, 2004) 07/05/2005 [5]
  302. My Wife is a Gangster (Jin-gyu Cho, 2001) 07/05/2005 [4]
  303. Vital (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2004) 07/06/2005 [6+]
  304. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) 07/06/2005 [3+] [You're all crazy!]
  305. Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) 07/06/2005 [7]
  306. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959) 07/07/2005 [6]
  307. Primer (Shane Carruth, 2004) 07/07/2005 [9]
  308. / Shaun of the Dead / (Edgar Wright, 2004) 07/07/2005 [8] [No change]
  309. War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg, 2005) 07/08/2005 [7]
  310. / Primer / (Shane Carruth, 2004) 07/08/2005 [9-] [My sister hated it.]
  311. Violent Cop (Takeshi Kitano, 1989) 07/09/2005 [5+]
  312. Zatoichi's Cane Sword (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1967) 07/09/2005 [6]
  313. Green Chair (Cheol-su Park, 2005) 07/09/2005 [9+]
  314. Initial D (Wai Keung Lau/Siu Fai Mak, 2005) 07/10/2005 [3]
  315. Crying Fist (Seung-wan Ryoo, 2005) 07/11/2005 [8-]
  316. Fellini Satyricon (Federico Fellini, 1969) 07/12/2005 [2]
  317. It's All About Love (Thomas Vinterberg, 2003) 07/12/2005 [4-]
  318. / Monty Python and the Holy Grail / (Terry Gilliam/Terry Jones, 1975) 07/13/2005 [10]
  319. / Run Lola Run / (Tom Tykwer, 1998) 07/13/2005 [8] [No change]
  320. Japan Organized Crime Boss (Kinji Fukasaku, 1969) 07/14/2005 [5-]
  321. Ah! My Goddess (Hiroaki Gohda, 2005) 07/14/2005 [5+]
  322. Happenstance (Laurent Firode, 2000) 07/14/2005 [6]
  323. Azumi 2: Death or Love (Shusuke Kaneko, 2005) 07/15/2005 [5]
  324. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) 07/16/2005 [8+]
  325. The Corporation (Jennifer Abbott/Mark Achbar, 2003) 07/16/2005 [4+]
  326. The Twins (Heung-Sik Park, 2005) 07/17/2005 [7-]
  327. A Blue Automobile (Hiroshi Okuhara, 2004) 07/17/2005 [4]
  328. Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995) 07/18/2005 [7+]
  329. Cube Zero (Ernie Barbarash, 2004) 07/19/2005 [4]
  330. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) 07/19/2005 [5]
  331. Zatoichi and the Chest of Gold (Kazuo Ikehiro, 1964) 07/21/2005 [8]
  332. Spun (Jonas +kerlund, 2002) 07/22/2005 [4-]
  333. Tale of Cinema (Sang-soo Hong, 2005) 07/22/2005 [8]
  334. Zatoichi and the Fugitives (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1968) 07/23/2005 [6-]
  335. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988) 07/23/2005 [8]
  336. Black Rain (Shohei Imamura, 1989) 07/24/2005 [9]
  337. Fantastic Four (Tim Story, 2005) 07/25/2005 [5]
  338. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) 07/25/2005 [5+]
  339. Necronomicon (Christophe Gans/Shusuke Kaneko/Brian Yuzna, 1994) 07/26/2005 [2]
  340. Antarctic Journal (Pil-Sung Yim, 2005) 07/26/2005 [7+]
  341. Happy Times (Yimou Zhang, 2001) 07/27/2005 [6-]
  342. The Road Home (Yimou Zhang, 1999) 07/27/2005 [7]
  343. Unleashed (Louis Leterrier, 2005) 07/28/2005 [6-]
  344. Mindhunters (Renny Harlin, 2004) 07/29/2005 [6]
  345. Samaritan Zatoichi (Kenji Misumi, 1968) 07/30/2005 [8]
  346. A Bittersweet Life (Ji-woon Kim, 2005) 07/30/2005 [8]
  347. Innocent Steps (Young-hoon Park, 2005) 07/30/2005 [5]
  348. The King Is Alive (Kristian Levring, 2000) 07/31/2005 [4]
  349. Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (Takashi Shimizu, 2003) 07/31/2005 [6-]
  350. The Ballad of Jack and Rose (Rebecca Miller, 2005) 08/01/2005 [4]
  351. La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson, 1990) 08/01/2005 [5]
  352. Ardor (Young-Joo Byun, 2002) 08/02/2005 [6]
  353. Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story! (Pete Michels/Peter Shin, 2005) 08/03/2005 [7-]
  354. Spider Forest (Il-gon Song, 2004) 08/03/2005 [7-]
  355. Roger & Me (Michael Moore, 1989) 08/03/2005 [5]
  356. Zatoichi (Shintarô Katsu, 1989) 08/04/2005 [8-]
  357. The Ring Two (Hideo Nakata, 2005) 08/04/2005 [4]
  358. Love in Magic (Se-Hwan Cheon, 2005) 08/05/2005 [5+]
  359. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984) 08/07/2005 [7]
  360. Fireworks, Should We See It From the Side or the Bottom? (Shunji Iwai, 1993) 08/08/2005 [5]
  361. The Big Swindle (Dong-hun Choi, 2004) 08/08/2005 [7-]
  362. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (Niels Mueller, 2004) 08/09/2005 [6]
  363. The Bow (Ki-duk Kim, 2005) 08/09/2005 [6-]
  364. Gerry (Gus Van Sant, 2002) 08/10/2005 [6]
  365. Arahan (Seung-wan Ryoo, 2004) 08/12/2005 [7-]
  366. Missing Allen (Christian Bauer, 2001) 08/12/2005 [7]
  367. Blood Rain (Dae-seung Kim, 2005) 08/13/2005 [6]
  368. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) 08/14/2005 [9-]
  369. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 08/15/2005 [8]
  370. A Straightforward Boy (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929) 08/16/2005 [3]
  371. I Graduated But... (Yasujiro Ozu, 1929) 08/16/2005 [3-]
  372. A Very Long Engagement (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004) 08/17/2005 [7]
  373. The Island (Michael Bay, 2005) 08/18/2005 [7]
  374. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003) 08/19/2005 [7-]
  375. 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant (Dong-yeob Shin, 2004) 08/19/2005 [4+]
  376. The Aggressives (Jae-eun Jeong, 2005) 08/20/2005 [4-]
  377. Wild Berries (Miwa Nishikawa, 2003) 08/21/2005 [4]
  378. Globalisation is Good (Johan Norberg, 2003) 08/21/2005 [7-]
  379. Dead Birds (Alex Turner, 2004) 08/22/2005 [3]
  380. Rules of Dating (Jae-rim Han, 2005) 08/26/2005 [7+]
  381. Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, 2001) 08/26/2005 [5]
  382. Kin-Dza-Dza (Georgi Daneliya, 1986) 09/02/2005 [3+]
  383. The Red Shoes (Yong-gyun Kim, 2005) 09/02/2005 [6+]
  384. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant, 1989) 09/03/2005 [6]
  385. Away With Words (Christopher Doyle, 1999) 09/04/2005 [2]
  386. Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa, 1965) 09/09/2005 [9+]
  387. Locomotive Teacher (Ryuichi Hiroki, 2004) 09/10/2005 [7]
  388. / Feathers in the Wind / (Il-gon Song, 2004) 09/10/2005 [10] [Still as awesome]
  389. Whispering Corridors 4: Voice (Ik-hwan Choe, 2005) 09/11/2005 [5]
  390. Palindromes (Todd Solondz, 2004) 09/13/2005 [3]
  391. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Tetsuya Nomura/Takeshi Nozue, 2004) 09/15/2005 [6]
  392. Adventures of Zatoichi (Kimiyoshi Yasuda, 1964) 09/16/2005 [6]
  393. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) 09/17/2005 [5+]
  394. Happy Endings (Don Roos, 2005) 09/17/2005 [4]
  395. The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005) 09/17/2005 [5]
  396. Last Order: Final Fantasy VII (Morio Asaka, 2005) 09/18/2005 [5]
  397. Speak (Jessica Sharzer, 2004) 09/18/2005 [4-]
  398. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ken Kwapis, 2005) 09/23/2005 [4]
  399. The Wig (Shin-yeon Won, 2005) 09/24/2005 [4-]
  400. Heaven's Soldiers (Joon-ki Min, 2005) 09/30/2005 [5]
  401. La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995) 10/01/2005 [5+]
  402. Green Street Hooligans (Lexi Alexander, 2005) 10/01/2005 [5]
  403. Tony Takitani (Jun Ichikawa, 2004) 10/02/2005 [10]
  404. Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2005) 10/02/2005 [7]
  405. The Pornographers (Shohei Imamura, 1966) 10/07/2005 [7-]
  406. Knots (Greg Lombardo, 2004) 10/07/2005 [2]
  407. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954) 10/08/2005 [9]
  408. Noi the Albino (Dagur Kári, 2003) 10/08/2005 [6+]
  409. Corpse Bride (Tim Burton/Mike Johnson, 2005) 10/09/2005 [6]
  410. Cello (Woo-cheol Lee, 2005) 10/09/2005 [5]
  411. Following (Christopher Nolan, 1998) 10/10/2005 [8+]
  412. Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, 1958) 10/10/2005 [6]
  413. Mickybo and Me (Terry Loane, 2005) 10/10/2005 [8]
  414. Thursday (Skip Woods, 1998) 10/11/20005 [5]
  415. Psycho (Gus Van Sant, 1998) 10/11/2005 [5+]
  416. Down by Law (Jim Jarmusch, 1986) 10/12/2005 [4]
  417. Napola (Dennis Gansel, 2004) 10/14/2005 [5]
  418. Pravda (Groupe Dziga Vertov (Godard & Gorin), 1970) 10/15/2005 [1]
  419. Christine (John Carpenter, 1983) 10/15/2005 [7-]
  420. Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (Nick Park, 1989) 10/16/2005 [4]
  421. The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman, 1964) 10/22/2005 [6-]
  422. Waiting... (Rob McKittrick, 2005) 10/22/2005 [5]
  423. Bounce Kogals (Masato Harada, 1997) 10/23/2005 [5-]
  424. Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942) 10/29/2005 [9-]
  425. Revolver (Guy Ritchie, 2005) 10/30/2005 [7]
  426. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (Robert Fuest, 1971) 10/30/2005 [5]
  427. House of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997) 11/04/2005 [5-]
  428. The Bride Wore Black (Frantois Truffaut, 1968) 11/04/2005 [6]
  429. Speed Grapher (Kunihisa Sugishima, 2005) 11/05/2005 [5+]
  430. Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman, 1961) 11/06/2005 [6]
  431. The Raven (Lew Landers, 1935) 11/06/2005 [7-]
  432. Chicken Little (Mark Dindal, 2005) 11/09/2005 [3]
  433. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005) 11/10/2005 [5]
  434. Saw II (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2005) 11/11/2005 [7]
  435. School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003) 11/11/2005 [7]
  436. The Descent (Neil Marshall, 2005) 11/12/2005 [8]
  437. / Wild Strawberries / (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) 11/15/2005 [8+]
  438. Marebito (Takashi Shimizu, 2004) 11/18/2005 [4+]
  439. Way to Fight (Takashi Miike, 1996) 11/18/2005 [6+]
  440. Never to Lose (Hee-chang Son, 2005) 11/19/2005 [6]
  441. The Skeleton Key (Iain Softley, 2005) 11/19/2005 [5]
  442. Keep Your Distance (Stu Pollard, 2005) 11/20/2005 [5]
  443. The Dark Hours (Paul Fox, 2005) 11/20/2005 [6]
  444. Hamlet (Franco Zeffirelli, 1990) 11/23/2005 [7-]
  445. Crónicas (Sebastián Cordero, 2004) 11/23/2005 [7]
  446. Grave of the Fireflies [Live Action TV Movie] (2005) 11/23/2005 [4-]
  447. Story of the Electricity Pole Boy (Shinya Tsukamoto, 1987) 11/24/2005 [2]
  448. The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza, 2005) 11/24/2005 [5]
  449. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969) 11/25/2005 [9]
  450. S.P.L. [Mainland China Edit] (Wilson Yip, 2005) 11/25/2005 [5]
  451. Murder, Take One [The Big Scene] (Jin Jang, 2005) 11/26/2005 [7]
  452. Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2001) 11/26/2005 [7]
  453. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005) 11/27/2005 [8]
  454. Rikidozan (Hae-sung Song, 2004) 12/01/2005 [6]
  455. Mail Order Wife (Huck Botko/Andrew Gurland, 2004) 12/01/2005 [4]
  456. The President's Barber (Chan-sang Lim, 2004) 12/02/2005 [6]
  457. Doom (Andrzej Bartkowiak, 2005) 12/02/2005 [2]
  458. Mozart and the Whale (Petter Næss, 2005) 12/03/2005 [7+]
  459. The Terminal (Steven Spielberg, 2004) 12/03/2005 [7+]
  460. Dumplings (Fruit Chan, 2004) 12/04/2005 [9]
  461. The Cave (Bruce Hunt, 2005) 12/05/2005 [3]
  462. Lord of War (Andrew Niccol, 2005) 12/06/2005 [7+]
  463. Pretty Persuasion (Marcos Siega, 2005) 12/06/2005 [8]
  464. 9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, 2004) 12/07/2005 [3]
  465. Mr. Housewife (Seon-Dong Yun, 2005) 12/07/2005 [7]
  466. The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (Gary Trousdale, 2005) 12/08/2005 [4-]
  467. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (Beeban Kidron, 2004) 12/09/2005 [2+]
  468. Dirty Love (John Mallory Asher, 2005) 12/10/2005 [1]
  469. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005) 12/10/2005 [7]
  470. The Myth (Stanley Tong, 2005) 12/10/2005 [6-]
  471. March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet, 2005) 12/11/2005 [8]
  472. What Did the Lady Forget? (Yasujiro Ozu, 1937) 12/12/2005 [7]
  473. Aeon Flux (Karyn Kusama, 2005) 12/12/2005 [6]
  474. Manderlay (Lars von Trier, 2005) 12/13/2005 [8+]
  475. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson, 2005) 12/13/2005 [5+]
  476. Love in Thoughts (Achim von Borries, 2004) 12/14/2005 [4]
  477. Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (Akira Kurosawa, 1945) 12/14/2005 [6-]
  478. Train Man (Masanori Murakami, 2005) 12/14/2005 [7]
  479. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964) 12/15/2005 [7-]
  480. Man with the Screaming Brain (Bruce Campbell, 2005) 12/15/2005 [4-]
  481. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Scott Derrickson, 2005) 12/15/2005 [2]
  482. My Voyage to Italy (Martin Scorsese, 1999) 12/16/2005 [4]
  483. The Wayward Cloud (Ming-liang Tsai, 2005) 12/16/2005 [7]
  484. Can't Hardly Wait (Harry Elfont/Deborah Kaplan, 1998) 12/17/2005 [4]
  485. The Chumscrubber (Arie Posin, 2005) 12/17/2005 [5]
  486. Infernal Affairs (Wai Keung Lau/Siu Fai Mak, 2002) 12/18/2005 [8-]
  487. Canary (Akihiko Shiota, 2005) 12/18/2005 [6]
  488. Christmas in August (Jin-ho Hur, 1998) 12/18/2005 [7]
  489. Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin, 2005) 12/19/2005 [6]
  490. Dark Water (Walter Salles, 2005) 12/19/2005 [6+]
  491. Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005) 12/20/2005 [7]
  492. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 12/20/2005 [9-]
  493. April Snow (Jin-ho Hur, 2005) 12/21/2005 [7]
  494. Bad Taste (Peter Jackson, 1987) 12/21/2005 [6]
  495. The Constant Gardner (Fernando Meirelles, 2005) 12/22/2005 [8]
  496. House of 1000 Corpses (Rob Zombie, 2003) 12/22/2005 [7-]
  497. The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie, 2005) 12/22/2005 [7-] [House is better]
  498. Flightplan (Robert Schwentke, 2005) 12/23/2005 [4]
  499. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990) 12/23/2005 [8]
  500. Proof (John Madden, 2005) 12/23/2005 [6+]
  501. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chan-wook Park, 2005) 12/24/2005 [8]
  502. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) 12/24/2005 [8-]
  503. The Office (UK) + Christmas Specials (Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant, 2001) 12/24/2005 [7]
  504. Dark Star (John Carpenter, 1974) 12/25/2005 [3-]
  505. Welcome to Dongmakgol (Kwang-Hyun Park, 2005) 12/25/2005 [7]
  506. Transamerica (Duncan Tucker, 2005) 12/26/2005 [2]
  507. Mrs. Henderson Presents (Stephen Frears, 2005) 12/26/2005 [7]
  508. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972) 12/27/2005 [4]
  509. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997) 12/27/2005 [9-]
  510. Wolf Creek (Greg McLean, 2005) 12/27/2005 [7+]
  511. Sweet Home Alabama (Andy Tennant, 2002) 12/27/2005 [5]
  512. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (Phil Roman, 1992) 12/28/2005 [3-]
  513. Haan (In-soo Lee, 2005) 12/29/2005 [6+]
  514. King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005) 12/29/2005 [7]
  515. Memoirs of a Geisha (Rob Marshall, 2005) 12/29/2005 [6+]
  516. Walk the Line (James Mangold, 2005) 12/30/2005 [5]
  517. Duelist (Myung-se Lee, 2005) 12/30/2005 [6-]
  518. An Inn in Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu, 1935) 12/31/2005 [6]
  519. Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, 2005) 12/31/2005 [7+]
  520. You Are My Sunshine (Jin-pyo Park, 2005) 12/31/2005 [5]
Author Comments: 

06/28: I've added +'s and -'s to some ratings to better represent some that I feel are more borderline.

Check my LiveJournal for terrible reviews on everything.

Curious as to your thoughts about 'Code 46'.

Well, I enjoyed it to an extent. The almost random insertion of Spanish really annoyed me, especially since there's no Spanish/Hispanic influence shown on the society. The relationship didn't sit well with me either; I'm not exactly sure why. It might have been that their situation could have easily been avoided with a condom or the conventional depiction of a taboo relationship - a man and a clone of his mother. I guess just not my cup of tea.

Zatoichi... rock!

Team America: World Police , i'm really wanting to see this. lol maybe not anymore :-0

haha. A lot of people like it; I found it pointless though.

I found it pointless also, but my lowest-common-denominator side found it damn funny.

ditto

Guess I'll check out "Imaginary Heroes," 4 rating or not, as my boss is Dan Harris's cousin.

Sky Captain: I thought it was horrible and I even thought the special effects weren't very good (though everyone on the planet seems to disagree with me). What did you find about it that was good or at least 'passable'?

I thought the plot was idiotic, but the unique look and style, though gimmicky, made it somewhat worthwhile for me.

Damn! Harsh on 'Close Encounters' and 'Vertigo'!

I don't understand what people see in Close Encounters. To me, it was about a working class guy having an encounter and then becoming obsessed with aliens who like synthesizer music. It's no Star Wars, but maybe I'm missing something.

Vertigo thoughts here. lukeprog, if you see this, I finally answered your question there. Sorry for taking so long. I usually don't get comments on LJ because no one loves me.

I blathered on (in a really crappy way, although I liked it at the time) about Vertigo and I'd also be interested in your thoughts on the Dread Spielberg Let me warn you: lotsa words and stuff and sound reasoning and fury signifying nothing. as regards Close Encounters of the Third Kind (I'm assuming that you watched the re-vised, re-re-leased, re-prehensible version.)

Let me warn you: you'll be hard-pressed to squeeze out an equivalent amount of writing. Feel free to sit back and feel the love.

That is one long writeup on Vertigo. I didn't pay all that much attention to the colours. I'm always a bit hesitant to believe any significance in the use of certain colours. Green means go, red means stop. What if red means love? What if green means envy? Because colours represent a variety of things, I think it's often possible to read just about anything into them.

It's like you tapped into my head and wrote down my exact thoughts on Spielberg. I agree completely with most of the assessment of him. Some of the things, like product placement, I don't really care about. Where Close Encounters stands within it, I'm not sure. I didn't really see it as being too manipulative or anything, but I think perhaps the use of a 'typical' white family having, well, close encounters with aliens is what made it a big hit at the time. 1977 seemed to be a big year for space/tech stuff anyway. I'm not sure what people see in it nowadays.

Oh what sweet, perceptive syrup there must be inside of your head!

After much in-class discussion and prompting from the professor we all came to the opinion that Vertigo (a lot of it) is all about colour. Just not exactly in the way that I thought. Gavin is red, Midge is yellow and Carlotta/Madeline/Judy is green. Evil schemes-danger-Stop, skepticism-warning-Caution, youth-natural-Go. My temptation to be cynical/skeptical is tempered by the obvious colour change of the pillows by the fireplace... Hitchcock was married to a continuity expert (although she seems to have been drunk on the job when it came to the ice in Scotty & Gavin's drinks.)

The discussion did lead to a brilliant, but completely unappreciated, throwaway line. While the class was going over Gavin's using the story of the long-dead Carlotta in his scheme I muttered to those near me, "I hate wondering about used Carlottas." (I hate wandering about used car lots.) Not even a flicker of reaction. Tough room. ...okay, I thought up the "wondering-wandering" bit much later in the day but my point remains valid.

I must admit that I haven't seen the Dread Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (either version.) I know someone who has the original (now unavailable) version on video cassette and I might be interested in comparing the original and revised versions. But I have much less important things to do. I do think that, for a while, Richard Dreyfuss was the Dread Spielberg's stand-in for his movies. What I musn't admit is how many of the Dread Spielberg's films I haven't seen yet. Someone always told me, "You can be informed, or you can be certain." I choose the latter.

I do spew long wite-ups. It was in the same class that, when assigned a 3-5 page midterm, I handed in an eighteen page analysis of The 39 Steps (back off, I roll MLA-style!) I was smokin'! (I'm trying to cut down.) Now, if only I could get everyone to appreciate its dangers the way that I appreciate the cold, refreshing citrus taste of Fresca, and now, Diet Fresca. The struggle against the Dread Spielberg continues (it's not a fight because we are allowed to love him and his work.)

Welcome to the fight. This time I know our side will win.

What's the fight about, now?

Thanks for the link. I empathize; my blog gets no love, either :-)

Too bad you didn't like Eureka. It's one of the 5 best films I've ever seen.

Do you also like watching paint dry? =P

It's a cinematic stupor. Three and a half hours of nothing. If you've not seen Vincent Gallo's The Brown Bunny yet, I'd heavily recommend it to you. Same concept, same inane and boring execution.

I'd say Akihiko Shiota's Harmful Insect is probably the best film I've seen that deals directly with the results of tragedy and alienation.

"Harmful Insect" is indeed great, but I've gotta agree with WB that it's a shame you didn't like "Eureka".

To me, it's a stunning presentation of a kind of purgatory on earth. The characters are alive, but not really alive -- they're just kind of drifting. The ebb and flow of time feels completely essential to creating the landscape of the film -- one straddled between this period in these peoples' lives and the next, which they can't quite make it to yet. I know Aoyama said that "The Searchers" was a big influence on "Eureka", and everytime I think of it, I can't help but also think of the line '...wander forever between the winds' as well.

Do you think the movie could've benefited from faster pacing, or is it just that the pacing wasn't your type of thing?

I think if the running time were cut in half and the serial killer stuff completely removed, I would have liked it more. I fail to see how those experiences almost immediately led to them wanting to kill a bunch of women.

SPOILER WARNING!!

Well, they didn't kill women -- it was just the boy. Kôji Yakusho (the older man) is under suspicion for a while, but he eventually finds out that it's the kid who's doing it, and proceeds to stop him.

I could certainly understand your complaint if you thought it was more than one person that reacted to the event in that way, but the psychology seems much more sound when it's just the one person reacting in his own way.

Cutting the movie in half would create an entirely different movie, which I guess would be good for you, but I would hate that! :)

I was just using 'they' so as to be gender neutral and not need a spoiler warning, but it looks as though I did so at the cost of clarity.
*SPOILERS*
However, during one conversation between Makoto (the old man) and Akihiko (the children's cousin) when they were out looking for the boy, they talked about how they both had "the urge" to do as the boy was. This seemed to say that people that experience traumatic events are predisposed to violence (or at least moreso than 'normal' people). And, in general, I just found the killings out of place.

Whoa, a 4? Does that mean that Senor Boll made a film that's almost worth seeing?

Having never seen one of Boll's masterpieces and knowing his reputation, I was expecting the absolute worst. It's pretty bad, but there's some decent mindless entertainment in there.

A 7 for "Last House"? This writeup, I gotta see.

I've written something up for it. Basically, I just seem have a thing for sexploitation stuff. And what's better than seeing hippie girls forced to pee their pants?

Ouch! No love for M/Other, eh? :)

I should probably just accept that you and I have different tastes for Japanese movies and stop making recommendations. Hehe.

Yeah, looks like we just aren't on the same page when it comes to stuff like M/Other and Eureka.

"My First Mister" really that bad? i haven't seen it but i've seen Leelee Sobieski in joy ride and The Glass House. She is a very good actress , shame that my first mister was a stinker!! shame, i was going to see that but now i'll stay clear

Imagine Ghost World if it was made as a TV movie for the Lifetime or Hallmark channel (I don't know if you get either of those in the UK, but, basically, they're channels devoted to playing cheesy movies about females coming into their own or overcoming odds).

The characters are one-dimensional, walking cliches, especially Sobieski's character, who plays the stereotypical 'goth' that writes dark poetry, talks with the dead, goes to cemeteries and lights dark candles, cuts herself, has all kinds of piercings, etc. The director is a ~50 year old woman, and apparently has no idea what young people are like. The whole thing is embarassing.

I like to refer to Lifetime as the "Women in Peril" network;)

Johnny Waco (Not Without My Daughter!!!!!)

You didn't like Melinda and Melinda? I thought it was a very good film. Excellent performance by Radha Mitchell, and it had some good dialogues and I loved the way the two stories had things in common yet those things were used very different in each of the storylines. I thought the script was very smart and witty. I gave it a 8.5 on a scale of 10, actually.

Good to see you liked Before Sunrise though. I saw Before Sunset a while ago and loved it, and I'm probably going to watch Before Sunrise this Friday. So your score makes me anticipate it even more. :)

I liked the concept behind Melinda and Melinda, but I didn't like the two sides of the story. The tragic side I felt had too much of a soap opera melodrama vibe with all the pill popping and child custody stuff, and I didn't find the comedy side all that funny aside from Will Ferrell.

Before Sunset is slightly better than Before Sunrise; it's a little more polished and mature (I guess that's really the point since they're 10 years older). You'll no doubt like Before Sunrise.

In agreement about Melinda. Tragic parts not tragic (or kept offscreen for some reason), and funny parts not funny. Plus, Allen's now almost completely lost his ability to direct. And the editing! The friggin' film starts on a tracking shot that suddenly, in the weirdest moment, dissolves to a close up of some talking heads. What happened to Woody Allen!?

That being said, equating 8 1/2 with Be Cool is cruel and unusual.

;o)

Heh, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone got on me for my 8 1/2 rating. I found the long dream sequences and self-referential nature annoying, though I liked some of the surreal moments. Be Cool is superficial and stupid but moderately entertaining. So the two sort of fell into the same rating.

That's about how I'd rate So Close, although I really thought the climactic fight scene was excellent. With two heroines involved the possibility of one dying was real, and produced good tension. And Yasuaki Kurata (the guy they fought) was great in it (and in Fist of Legend). Can't believe he was pushing 60 at the time.

It was a fun watch with all the action scenes, which I thought were pretty well done (though exaggerated - fake glass everywhere!). And I too was reminded of Charlie's Angels.

HAH! Somebody else who liked Episode III. Glad to see that. (Ditto for The Aviator.)

Yeah, I thought it was a nice improvement over the previous two Star Wars.

Fantom Kiler. Wow. I've only read about that one.

It's good for a laugh at how bad it is.

I think I'm the only person alive who hated THX 1138.

Nope!

Wow, why so much hate for "In My Skin"?

Well, I quickly decided it couldn't be a simple narrative; it had to be an allegory for something. A laceration isn't going to make someone start chomping away at their flesh, and it's not surreal enough to be a Tetsuo or Eraserhead deal.

So, I thought, maybe it's about the way women torture themselves with image in modern society. But that can't be it, she has to hide it and it's hurting her career instead of helping it. She's successful without doing it. Maybe it's about the self-destructive nature of humans. She has pushed away her boyfriend and friends, but, eh, still doesn't fit. I just don't know.

I gave up on trying to find any meaning to it. It seems to be just an attempt to shock and awe. It doesn't attempt to rationalize or explain her behaviour at all. Some of the critics seemed to like it for this reason, but I see it as taking the easy way out. I can make a movie about a guy who gets his face pissed on and then proceeds to develop a fetish for pissing on people's faces. It would be much easier to have him find more and more creative means of doing so than to actually explain why he's doing this.

So, in short, a bore with no purpose. I'm open to interpretations about it though.

I thought "University of Laughs" sounded interesting. Now I'm gonna hafta find it.

It's surprising how good it is considering most of the film takes place in a single room, but the script is excellent.

Is the Untouchables the one in which Capone bashes a guy's head in with a baseball bat?

Indeed.

A friend of mine thinks the Godfather is violent. I used the Untouchables for comparison. I think I'm inured to the violence in films.

Okay, inured is my new vocab word. Two years ago, I became inured to challenging films, and that turned out well. I must now inure myself to writing them. I will not be inuring to bratty celebs in this life.

Use it two more times, and you'll have it.

I'll sometimes watch movies with my mom, and afterwards she'll sometimes comment about how terribly violent it was. She's fond of those Lifetime romance movies. Violence never bothers me though, maybe because I've grown up playing violent video games and like. Hopefully this desensitisation isn't a bad thing. =)

As long as you have effective impulse control, aren't a sociopath, and you know right from wrong, I won't worry about you.

Ouch, what the hell made you watch Herbie: Full Loaded?

haha, I didn't have to pay and I've got too much free time.

Well then I can understand...

What I don't understand is on the other hand your low rating for Eastwood's recent masterpiece.

Boxing isn't really my thing, and I'm sick of euthanasia movies. So far (that I know of), there has been the French Canadian movie The Barbarian Invasions, the Dutch movie Simon, the Spanish movie The Sea Inside, and then came Million Dollar Baby. Apparently, the Academy Awards eat this stuff up. Three of those four won awards, and, in my opinion, the only one that sort of deserves it is The Sea Inside.

Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958) 07/06/2005 [3+] [You're all crazy!]

Finally, something I agree with! ;-)

The last time I saw it, I'd put it more on a 5+, though I don't know how it would look today.
But it's really overrated.

wait where did you see Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story!?

It's been floating around on the Internet, so I pillaged and plundered it with my pirate ship. I'm not a huge Family Guy fan, so I doubt I would have seen it any other way.

It was better than I expected it to be. Some of the parodies are hilarious, though it's a bit gimmicky with its setups. "...like when we went on our last crusade to find the Holy Grail." [insert Indiana Jones parody] It's not much different than the TV show, just longer.

What did you think of Penn's Nixon movie?

Taxi Driver it is not, but it is somewhat entertaining and informative. I didn't know there was ever an assassination attempt on Nixon, probably because of my age and how much of a failure it was.

The fact that this film almost legitimizes the guy's actions and gives him recognition is bothersome, at least to me. Despite the guy being a complete failure at everything, I suppose he has his immortality now. Be a little off your rocker and try to kill a famous person, you'll get a film made about you. There doesn't seem to be much of a point beyond that.

Knowing what I do of Penn's politics, I expect he was trying to communicate the frustration that folks feel when they have a president like Nixon, (with an implied comparison to Bush). Perhaps he hopes he could inspire a modern-day lunatic to do the same?

I think you might just be spot on. Penn's character hates the deception that he sees all around him and he feels the reason that things are going so poorly for him is because he's trying to do the right thing and be forthright. The Nixon as Bush comparison seems valid considering neither are known as being the most honest people.

There's a scene in which Penn's character's boss talks about how great Nixon is because he was able to sell himself twice (like a good business man), despite the fact that he didn't live up to his promise the first time (to end the war). Penn's character loathes this, as I'm sure Penn himself does Bush's actions.

Where did you see Sansho the Bailiff?

I watched a copy made by a friend from vhs. I hope Criterion does a DVD release of it sometime because it deserves one.

Indeed. Thanks.

Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out [4], 4!!? what, c'mon, it deserves more than 4?

I didn't hate it or anything, there's just nothing really going on. There's a lot that can be done in 23 minutes. Spongebob episodes are only 11 minutes, and look at all the hijinks that happens in two episodes of those. I guess Wallace & Gromit is just too slow for me. Maybe some of the other stuff is better?

Well i guess you have a point here. i actually think you hit the nail on the head. If you don't mind the pace of Wallace and gromit then that actually becomes one of it's greatest assets. However if you can't stand it then your not going to like it or really understand it's charm. I say maybe try Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong trousers, thats only 30mins but is more of an action movie than anything! theres lots going on in there.