My film log - A definitive list of every film I've seen since 01/10/2007

  1. Red Road (Andrea Arnold, 2006)- Very promising feature debut.
  2. The Host (Joon Ho Bong, 2006)- Loved his previous film 'Memories of Murder', no idea why he decided to go for a monster movie next but I'm sure glad he did. Total madness.
  3. Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006)- Exactly what you'd expect from the man. Not his finest moment but still better than 99% of all films released in the same year.
  4. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2006)- 'a big bushy beard!'
  5. London to Brighton (Paul Andrew Williams, 2006)- Another independent British gem.
  6. For Your Consideration (Christopher Guest, 2006)- Ho-hum. Not one of his best by a long chalk.
  7. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)- Finally watched Lynch's classic and it was well worth the wait.
  8. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)- Before the middle aged angst of Sideways and About Schmidt, Payne served up this sharp, satirical film about a high school presidential campaign.
Author Comments: 

There's no reason for this list and there's no logic to the films added to it. My film watching habits are not as disciplined as they once were; when only a Fellini or a Satyajit Ray was permitted, now I pretty much watch whatever takes my fancy. Of course I still have standards but, as my list will testify from time to time, I'm as happy watching crap as I am watching Visconti.

It's just that I know the difference and I'm comfortable with that