Sunday, 8 January 2012

A Bumper Crop of DVD Rankings!

As Peter Sellers put it in "Being There", I like to watch. This comes straight off my phone, where I record the videos I've watched. Quite a few months worth here. I rank them 1-10, 10 being the highest.

The only editing I've done to the list is take it out of chronological order, and group them by score. From D'or to D'oh, as it were. Occasionally I note the Director's name.

Your thoughts? Disagreements? Endorsements?

10: Ivan the Terrible II; The Silent Partner; LA confidential; Manhattan murder mystery; 12 Angry Men; Blood Oath.

9: Accident (Pinter); Satan's Brew; Gainsbourg; Road to Perdition; Lola; Centurion; Intimate enemies; Le Regle de Jeu (Renoir); L'enfer; A Summer's Tale (Rohmer); Valerie and her week of wonders; Das Boot; 2:36; Full moon in Paris; Mother Joan of the Angels (Jerzy Kawalerowicz); Repo Man; That cold day in the park; The player; La Ardilla Roja; Match Point; The outlaw Josey Wales; The Club; Whatever works; Moon.

8: Ivan the Terrible I; Passenger (Andrezj Munk); A winters tale (Rohmer); The Dead (John Huston); Distant voices, still lives; Army of crime; Katzelmacher (Fassbinder); Chinese roulette (Fassbinder); The Perfectionist; Sweet smell of success; Between Wars; The Last Detail; Dog Soldiers; Pauline a la plage; Leap year; The Marquise of O; 3 Women; I am love; Melinda and Melinda; Rendezvous in Paris; Winter in wartime; Gosford Park; Julia's Eyes; Ryan's Daughter; Cassandra's Dream; The Maltese Falcon

7: A blonde in love (Milosz Forman); The third part of the night (Andrzej Zulawski); Audition/talent show (Milosz Forman); The Cars that ate Paris; Diamonds of the night (Jan Nemec); Veronika Voss; The Searchers (Ford);Duet for Four; Squizzy Taylor; Wittgenstein; Brilliant Lies; An Autumn Tale (Rohmer); Peaches; My girlfriends boyfriend (Rohmer; The Green Ray; Husbands and wives; Bigger than life; Nos querido mes de agosto; The long goodbye; Billy Liar

6: Love me no more; Red white and blue; Safe; The night the prowler; Cracks
Trilogy: the weeping meadow; Everyone says I love you; Fallen Angels

4: Black Dahlia

3: The man from London; Chaotic Ana; What's up tiger lily

2: Suspiria; Four minutes

0: The piano tuner of earthquakes


Fyodor said...

Saw the title Full Moon in Paris and thought, "cool, another Parisian werewolf movie!" only to look it up and be totes dis'ed.

You're rather generous in your marking. I take it you don't grade on a curve?

Lefty E said...

I spose I'm relatively easy to please once supine on the living room couch at Keating Towers, but then again I've usually done some prep research so the sample is already biased against the likely to be crap.

For a French werewolf film, good sir, I point you no further than La Bête. If you ain't seen it, you gots to. If you don't mind a bit of phwooar with your roar, that is.

Fyodor said...

Thank ye kindly - had never heard of it.

"If you don't mind a bit of phwooar with your roar, that is."

No sir, I don't mind it; I heartily endorse it.

I always thought it dreadfully unfair that Catherine Deneuve never made a lesbian werewolf movie in her prime. Bête de Jour is too awesome a title to waste.

Lefty E said...

'Bête de Jour'. Heh. Id say Fernando Rey could pull off that transition. what a combo, non? Catherine and Fernando. Throw in Vincent's dad Jean-Pierre Cassel and laissez les bons temps rouler.

La Bête is the closest soft were-porn ever got to respectability. A true great of French B- cinema.