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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Movies I need to re-watch before making my inevitable favourite X movies of the decade list

The leaderboard:
Army of Shadows
Before Sunset
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Far from Heaven
Funny Ha Ha
Ghost World
King Kong
Kings and Queen
La Commune
Mulholland Drive
Springtime in a Small Town
The Best of Youth
The New Country
The Return of the King
The Wayward Cloud
Time Out
Yi Yi

Could easily move up on a second viewing:
A History of Violence
Beau travail
(really 1999 I suppose)
Femme Fatale
Flight of the Red Balloon
Friday Night
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
I'm Not There
Inland Empire
Land of the Dead
Lost in Translation
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Three Times
To Be and To Have

For the acting:
Before Night Falls
Michael Clayton
Sexy Beast
The Last Mistress
The Pianist

Can't be as bad as I first thought it was:
Million Dollar Baby

Haven't yet seen:
A Christmas Tale
Cadillac Records
(part 2)

and there are surely other contenders I'm neglecting.

Have already made up my mind about:
In Praise of Love (anti-Yank sentiment less annoying on second viewing, if I make a top 100 it'll be in the bottom half)
In the Mood for Love (have seen it three times, probably top ten but not number one)