Films seen: In 2008

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  1. ====Warp to Coming Soon/Comments====
  2. [Dec 31] Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle/Loveleen Tandan, 2008) [7+]
  3. [Dec 28] Sex and the City (Michael Patrick King, 2008) [4]
  4. [Dec 28] Choke (Clark Gregg, 2008) [5+]
  5. [Dec 26] Dream (Ki-duk Kim, 2008) [6-]
  6. [Dec 25] Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008) [3]
  7. [Dec 24] Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008) [7-]
  8. [Dec 23] The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Ji-woon Kim, 2008) [7-]
  9. [Dec 18] Burn After Reading (Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, 2008) [7-]
  10. [Dec 16] Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (Gurinder Chadha, 2008) [6-]
  11. [Dec 16] Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008) [5]
  12. [Dec 15] Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008) [6]
  13. [Dec 13] Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008) [5]
  14. [Dec 12] Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008) [7+]
  15. [Dec 05] Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) [9-]
  16. [Nov 30] What Happened Last Night? (Jeong-min Kim, 2008) [4]
  17. [Nov 15] Santamaria (Young-Bae Jeong, 2008) [4]
  18. [Nov 03] The Chaser (Hong-jin Na, 2008) [8-]
  19. [Nov 02] Global Metal (Sam Dunn/Scot McFadyen, 2008) [7-]
  20. [Nov 01] Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) [8]
  21. [Oct 31] Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) [7]
  22. [Oct 19] My Mighty Princess (Jae-young Kwak, 2008) [6-]
  23. [Oct 18] Frag (Mike Pasley, 2008) [5]
  24. [Oct 16] Get Smart (Peter Segal, 2008) [5]
  25. [Sep 19] Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008) [7+]
  26. [Sep 13] Fine, Totally Fine (Yosuke Fujita, 2008) [6+]
  27. [Sep 06] The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008) [5]
  28. [Sep 05] Film Noir (D. Jud Jones/Risto Topaloski, 2007) [4]
  29. [Aug 23] Transsiberian (Brad Anderson, 2008) [6+]
  30. [Aug 10] Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927) [7]
  31. [Aug 07] The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921) [6]
  32. [Aug 07] Baby Mama (Michael McCullers, 2008) [3+]
  33. [Aug 02] Hancock (Peter Berg, 2008) [6-]
  34. [Jul 30] The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962) [7-]
  35. [Jul 29] In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008) [7-]
  36. [Jul 27] The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) [8]
  37. [Jul 20] I Am Legend (Francis Lawrence, 2007) [7]
  38. [Jul 20] Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007) [7-]
  39. [Jul 13] Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Jon Hurwitz/Hayden Schlossberg, 2008) [5]
  40. [Jul 09] My Blueberry Nights (Kar Wai Wong, 2007) [3]
  41. [Jul 08] Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2007) [7+]
  42. [Jul 04] The Happening (M. Night Shyamalan, 2008) [4]
  43. [Jul 03] The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007) [8]
  44. [Jul 02] Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) [5]
  45. [Jun 19] Superhero Movie (Craig Mazin, 2008) [6]
  46. [Jun 18] Miss Gold Digger (Yong-jib Park, 2007) [5-]
  47. [Jun 17] Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi, 2007) [6-]
  48. [Jun 14] Diary of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2007) [4-]
  49. [Jun 10] 27 Dresses (Anne Fletcher, 2008) [4]
  50. [May 22] Meet the Spartans (Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer, 2008) [1]
  51. [May 10] Dan in Real Life (Peter Hedges, 2007) [6]
  52. [May 07] Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Masayuki/Kazuya Tsurumaki/Hideaki Anno, 2007) [6]
  53. [May 06] Wool 100% (Mai Tominaga, 2006) [4]
  54. [Apr 12] The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz, 2007) [7]
  55. [Apr 12] The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008) [6+]
  56. [Apr 07] Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007) [7]
  57. [Apr 05] CJ7 (Stephen Chow, 2008) [7]
  58. [Apr 04] Welcome to the Quiet Room (Suzuki Matsuo, 2007) [7]
  59. [Apr 04] Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008) [9]
  60. [Mar 30] Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975) [6]
  61. [Mar 29] Dancing in the Rain (Bostjan Hladnik, 1961) [5]
  62. [Mar 28] The Banishment (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2007) [7-]
  63. [Mar 22] American Gangster (Ridley Scott, 2007) [8]
  64. [Mar 21] Sleuth (Kenneth Branagh, 2007) [6+]
  65. [Mar 13] The Decalogue: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1990) [4]
  66. [Mar 12] The Decalogue: I Am the Lord Thy God (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989) [4-]
  67. [Mar 09] I Don't Want To Sleep Alone (Ming-liang Tsai, 2006) [3]
  68. [Mar 09] Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007) [6-]
  69. [Mar 02] No Reservations (Scott Hicks, 2007) [5]
  70. [Feb 23] Sukiyaki Western Django (Takashi Miike, 2007) [6-]
  71. [Feb 20] Christmas Tree Upside Down (Ivan Tscherkelov/Vasil Zhivkov, 2006) [6]
  72. [Feb 14] Hotel Chevalier (Wes Anderson, 2007) [4]
  73. [Feb 13] The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007) [6+]
  74. [Feb 09] Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992) [8+]
  75. [Feb 02] Love Now [Changing Partners] (Yun-su Jeon, 2007) [4+]
  76. [Feb 01] Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) [4]
  77. [Jan 26] Breath (Ki-duk Kim, 2007) [6-]
  78. [Jan 25] Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud/Marjane Satrapi, 2007) [7]
  79. [Jan 23] Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton, 2007) [7+]
  80. [Jan 18] The Benchwarmers (Dennis Dugan, 2006) [4]
  81. [Jan 13] Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007) [6-]
  82. [Jan 12] There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) [6-]
  83. [Jan 10] 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007) [7]
  84. [Jan 10] Calamari Union (Aki Kaurismäki, 1985) [5+]
  85. [Jan 09] Saw IV (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2007) [5+]
  86. [Jan 08] Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, 2004) [7-]
  87. [Jan 07] The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969) [6-]
  88. [Jan 03] No Country for Old Men (Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, 2007) [8]
Author Comments: 


A listing of what I've seen this year (2008). Most recently seen is listed at the top.

* signifies a rewatch

Well, I must say, even though you rated Calamari Union fairly low, it piqued my interest in it enough to go look it up. Seems that director is pretty interesting. What other film of his would you recommend?

That's actually the first Aki Kaurismäki film I've seen (I'll defintely be checking out more sometime in the future), though I've seen a couple films by his brother Mika Kaurismäki (according to IMDB, these two brothers make up one-fifth of Finland's total cinematic output since the early 80's). Of the two films I've seen by Mika, I'd highly recommend Rosso (1985), but it may be rather hard to find.

Awesome! I get a twofer! Thatll give me a lot to look through. Its getting harder and harder for me to find new directors to check out. When I looked through Mika's though, I saw one called Zombie and the Ghost Train that looked really good. Granted, the title pulled me in initially, but if youve seen that one, can you let me know what you thought? Also, even though youve only seen one by Aki, how different did you perceive their directing styles to be?

Haven't seen Zombie and the Ghost Train. The other one I've seen by Mika is The Clan: Tale of the Frogs, which is okay but instantly forgettable.

Hard to say about their difference in styles. From what I've seen of both, some of Jim Jarmusch's work springs to mind as being somewhat similar to both of them, and they've both worked with him, so that seems like a fitting comparison. Though if you haven't seen a few of Jarmusch's films, I imagine that doesn't help you at all, heh.

Eugh! I HATE Jarmusch! Im still going to give him a shot though. I wont write him off simply because of that. Thanks for the info!