Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Scene from 'Day's of Youth' - a Yasujiro Ozu film from 1929

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Norman McLaren's 'Begone Dull Care' [music by Oscar Peterson]

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

Autobiography of a Jeep - a 1943 World War II short film by the OWI

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Favorite movies of 2007.
I didn't see everything so I cannot say these are the best; just movies I enjoyed. In this list I have included festival films and have placed the films into four sections. At the bottom of the post I have put in a 'discovery' section, which are older movies I finally caught up with and enjoyed.

After the Wedding
Alexandra [festival]
The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Eastern Promises
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 days...
The Page Turner
Punk's Not Dead
Secret Sunshine
There Will be Blood

Second Tier: (aka Mostly good)
Avenue Montaigne, Exterminating Angels, Hot Fuzz, In The Shadow of the Moon, Juno, Mr Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, No Country for Old Men, Planet Terror [Grindhouse], Sicko, 12:08 East of Bucharest

Third Tier: (aka: Good but could have been better)
Bamako, Fay Grim, Flight of the Red Balloon, I'm Not There, Into the Wild, Manufactured Landscapes, Michael Clayton, Persepolis

Fourth Tier [Have forgotten these but worth a look]
Exiled, Hoax, Rescue Dawn, We Own the Night, Paprika, Savages, 3:10 to Yuma, Unreasonable Man

Discoveries or Finally Caught up with
Army of Shadows, Best of Youth, The Burmese Harp, Drole de Drame, If..., Music & Lyrics, Performance, A Touch of Zen, 3:10 to Yuma [original], Venus, V for Vendetta, White Mane, Zidane