Sunday, 10 April 2011


Fort Solor Vidlog! See below the list I keep on my iPhone whenever I watch a video. Which is quite often, I confess. Ive been getting into Eric Rohmer, Louis Bresson's finest pupil Louis Malle, some sci-fi, some horror, Spanish language film, and of course, as always, 1970s Australian film.

Ive bolded the ones I thought were really top shelf, and tried to be picky at it too. Some of them Id seen before, but love - these will be obvious. I've also used strikethrough for the genuine stinkers.

If you loved or loathed any of these, or have related recommendations, leave a note in the fort gate suggestions box below.

The man from hong kong/ Scanners/ Loneliness of the long distance runner/Nosferatu/Napoleon dynamite/The removalists/ Milou en may /Escalator to the scaffold /Boys don't cry/Jacobs ladder/Punishment park/ Hard candy/ Five minutes of heaven/ Reds/Cannibal holocaust/Breaking the waves/Event horizon/La Bete/Irreversible/Anatomy l'enfer/Old Joy/Into the wild/My dinner with Andre/Letters from iwo jima/Last stop 174/Travelling North/Battle Royale/Logan's run/Wigan Casino/Kids/Gozu/The silent house/I spit on your grave/Suture/Last year in Marienbad/Soylent Green/River's Edge/Repulsion /The Field/Patton/ 2001: A Space Oddyssey/Scanner Darkly/Unforgiven/La Notte/Dons Party/Peeping Tom/Alatriste/Scott Pilgrim/Red Desert/Battleship Potemkin/Knife on the water/Amacord/Triple Agent/Chloe in the afternoon/ 8.5/Ciao manhattan /Bananas/The good marriage/The aviators wife/Blood diamond/Madam Bovary/The Night Porter/Tale of springtime /Guess who's coming to dinner?/Money movers/The Plumber


Liam said...

Logan's Run a stinker? Oh, man, we're going to have to have words.
Me, personally, I think Patton deserves the old <b> tag, but I'm a war nerd at heart.
If you haven't checked out the Korean spectacular Brotherhood of War in that regard you've missed out.

Lefty E said...

Yeah, I was hyped about it, trust me, but its dated worse than Zsa Zsa Gabor.

I would have bolded Patton if it was a bit less, like, long. I dont know about you, but Ill take 2 hours, even 2.5, but not 3.

Ive seen Bro'hood of War on the shelf at my local. Im in for some of that. Maybe Ill get some Korean BBQ and Kim Chi first - really ace the whole night, Rok-ready style.

Liam said...

Well if you're soft about length, leave the Koreans alone. It's a bladder-buster, even with the intermission.

Lefty E said...

Its gotta be better that one Chinese film I saw, which appeared to be a history of the Ming Dynasty - in real time.

Fyodor said...

I also wondered about Hogan's Pun. A bit harsh, there. Wasn't as impressed as Teniente Hogan with Patton. I prefer The Longest Day.

Letters from Iwo Jima was fantastic, and far more engaging than Flags of our Fathers. Watched them back to back on a plane once to get the full Eastwoojima Effect.

Lefty E said...

Yah, ok - its kinda good I guess. I do like the cameo in the library, but Id seen it as a kid (first release, 8 yo with parents) and went "wow" in 1976 but years later, I couldnt help noting how eye-rollingly LAMEASS the effects, acting and plot were were comapred with Star Wars, a mere year later.

I agree that Iwo Jima is twice the film of F.O.U.F.

Lefty E said...

Incidentally, Tenente Hogan, if you liked "Cidade de Deus" (and I know you did) you HAS GOTS to see "Last Stop 174".

Every bit as ass-kickingly realist and hard as City of God - probably more so, as based on real events.