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Mar 12, 2010 12:40 PM

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Self-explanatory title. I won't limit this to just Japanese movies since it would be quite interesting to see what other films people are interested in, but if you're a member of this club chances are the last film you saw was Japanese anyway.

The last film I saw, which was Japanese, was Takeshis'. I can honestly say I was bewildered by the time it finished. Kitano definitely succeeded in what he set out to do - create a film that makes audiences come out wondering what the hell they just saw. I think I'll watch it a second time before critiquing, but I did enjoy it very much.
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Mar 13, 2010 4:27 PM

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Just got done watching Forrest Gump. It's been ages since I last saw it, I almost forgot how good it was.
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Mar 14, 2010 8:59 AM

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Totoro.
 
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Mar 14, 2010 9:10 PM

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Was going through my DVD collection and decided to watch David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai.
 
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Mar 16, 2010 5:48 AM

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watched: district 9, Casshern, Raging Bull, Rope and Gladiator last week. Love all those films .
 
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Mar 16, 2010 2:09 PM

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I just got done watching Blood and Bones. It's gotta be one of the most brutal films I have ever seen. Kitano's character is a beast. An outstanding performance, though. It's gonna stick with me for a while.

@bakayaro-dude - Wow, wasn't expecting Rope to pop up in this thread. Great film! I'd personally say it's one of Hitchcock's best.
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Mar 16, 2010 2:37 PM

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The Great Dictator
 
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Mar 16, 2010 10:17 PM

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In my own little Kurosawa celebration, I went back and watched The Bad Sleep Well and High and Low just now.
 
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Mar 17, 2010 2:23 AM

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I did watch Green Zone for the 2nd time last night.
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Mar 17, 2010 8:37 AM
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Rope?
 
Mar 17, 2010 8:38 AM
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I was just done watching The Milk of Sorrow...
 
Mar 17, 2010 8:42 AM

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Touka said:
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@bakayaro-dude - Wow, wasn't expecting Rope to pop up in this thread. Great film! I'd personally say it's one of Hitchcock's best.


My teacher at school reccordment me a lot of Hitchcock and Orsen Welles films. So i started with Rope from Hitchcock and it is simply amazing i freaking love the suspense in that film!!

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Rope?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040746/ pretty sick film!

Watched yesterday The matador with Pierce Brosnan and it was a pretty funny film.
 
Mar 17, 2010 9:11 AM

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CityLights said:
In my own little Kurosawa celebration, I went back and watched The Bad Sleep Well and High and Low just now.


I love the cover of the Criterion Collection DVD for The Bad Sleep Well, but I still have yet to see the film.

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@bakayaro-dude - Wow, wasn't expecting Rope to pop up in this thread. Great film! I'd personally say it's one of Hitchcock's best.


My teacher at school reccordment me a lot of Hitchcock and Orsen Welles films. So i started with Rope from Hitchcock and it is simply amazing i freaking love the suspense in that film!!


Haha, it was my teacher at college that first recommended me the film as well. Have you seen Lifeboat? That's quite like Rope in the sense that it is set entirely in one location and also includes a lot of suspense. Strangers on a Train is quite suspenseful as well. Both Hitchcock masterpieces.
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Mar 17, 2010 9:30 AM

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Touka said:

Haha, it was my teacher at college that first recommended me the film as well. Have you seen Lifeboat? That's quite like Rope in the sense that it is set entirely in one location and also includes a lot of suspense. Strangers on a Train is quite suspenseful as well. Both Hitchcock masterpieces.


Rope is my first Hitchcock movie, i havent seen Lifeboat and Strangers on the train, but i will watch those films very soon.
 
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Bakayaro: Yep, I though that the Matador was a pretty good film too!!! Pertty funny... on the same note there is this film with Tea Leoni... You kill me.. that one is pretty funny... There shoulb be a name for that genre: you know?, those movies about assassin in vacation, or retirement... I think that In Bruges, although darker, fall on the same category.... at least imo
 
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I guess that calls for Kagemusha... after I watch nights of Cabiria... is anyone familiar with Julietta Massina (the chick from La Strada).... I think she has a pretty weird beauty to her...I have a feeling htat she willl fit pretty well in the plot of Night of Cabiria.
 
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bakayaro-dude said:
Rope is my first Hitchcock movie, i havent seen Lifeboat and Strangers on the train, but i will watch those films very soon.


In that case Psycho, North by Northwest and The Birds are essential viewing as well. :)
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
 
Mar 19, 2010 10:18 AM

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nomadica said:
Bakayaro: Yep, I though that the Matador was a pretty good film too!!! Pertty funny... on the same note there is this film with Tea Leoni... You kill me.. that one is pretty funny... There shoulb be a name for that genre: you know?, those movies about assassin in vacation, or retirement... I think that In Bruges, although darker, fall on the same category.... at least imo


yeah lol its to bad matador is so underrated.

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bakayaro-dude said:
Rope is my first Hitchcock movie, i havent seen Lifeboat and Strangers on the train, but i will watch those films very soon.


In that case Psycho, North by Northwest and The Birds are essential viewing as well. :)


i will watch, ive seen some scenes of The Birds and im impressed so i start first with the birds.
 
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As long as we're on the Hitchcock topic, try Notorious as well. Claude Rains is great there as usual.
 
Mar 22, 2010 9:27 AM
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I watched Nights of Cabiria over the weekend... I thought it was a great movie!!! I really liked Guilietta Massina on this one... she usually plays character that have really hard lifes but live off fantasy and humor... I think that in this one, her acting was particularly well done... She plays an aging prostitute in Rome, and tells her adventures and misadventures during the nights, and later on... also her days... It is a really bittersweet comedy, with interesting secondary characters... there are moments in which it seems a lot of a monologue, but, the Massina's performance doesn't ever allow it to get dull... I highly recommend it! Also, this is one of the movies in which I feel that the music gave an extra emotional yanking to a bunch of scenes!!!
 
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I just got done watching Seven Samurai in honor of Kurosawa's 100th birthday. Damn I love that film.
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Mar 23, 2010 7:14 PM

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Watched Sugata Sanshiro, Drunken Angel, Stray Dog, Rashomon and Seven Samurai today. The classic film channel was marathoning Kurosawa's films today so I watched about 10 hours worth lol.
 
Mar 25, 2010 4:20 AM

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Tokyo Chorus (1931) and Spring in a Small Town (1948)

Tokyo Chorus is quite interesting not only because it's a great silent Ozu film, but it features a 7 year old Hideko Takamine in her first film role. What a career she went on to have, and she's even still alive.
 
Mar 25, 2010 12:41 PM

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I watched Eastern Promises today. Viggo Mortensen is a damn good actor. I doubt many other actors would be up for a three minute fight sequence where they are completely naked. He is unbelievably dedicated. Hats off to you, good sir.

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Watched Sugata Sanshiro, Drunken Angel, Stray Dog, Rashomon and Seven Samurai today. The classic film channel was marathoning Kurosawa's films today so I watched about 10 hours worth lol.


Ten hours of Kurosawa!? Haha, thats insane. I looked to see if any channels were marathoning Kurosawa films where I live but unfortunately none were, not even TCM.
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Mar 26, 2010 11:24 PM

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How Green Was My Valley
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
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Mar 28, 2010 1:07 PM

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Hot Fuzz.
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Mar 29, 2010 3:59 AM

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Just rewatched Through a Glass Darkly. This is one of my favorite films and Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece in my opinion. Absolutely genius.
 
Mar 30, 2010 5:46 PM

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I just watched Spike Jonze's short film I'm Here. It's definitely one of the best shorts I've seen in recent times, although Mark Osborne's More still remains my favourite.
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Mar 31, 2010 1:06 AM

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The dark knight. Best superhero movie ever made.
Story: 8
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Sound: 9
Enjoyement:9

Sonatine: What a great movie love the whole atmospehere one of my favo movies ever.
Story: 7
Characters: 10
Sound: 8
Enjoyement 10

Law abiding citizin: A big letdown, one of the most horrible anti climax ever made.
Story: 4
Characters: 4
Sound: 7
Enjoyement: 3
 
Mar 31, 2010 2:59 AM

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The Adventures of Robin Hood
 
Mar 31, 2010 11:57 AM

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Sonatine: What a great movie love the whole atmospehere one of my favo movies ever.
Story: 7
Characters: 10
Sound: 8
Enjoyement 10


Woohoo! I absolutely love Sonatine. Have you see Hana-bi? Thats definitely one of Kitano's best.

On topic - I just got back from seeing Kick-Ass. Loved it.
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Apr 2, 2010 2:31 PM

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The Searchers

Just about as good as it gets, one of my favorites.
 
Apr 3, 2010 12:36 AM

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Woohoo! I absolutely love Sonatine. Have you see Hana-bi? Thats definitely one of Kitano's best.


Not yet i already orderd Hana bi from a filmstore i cant wait to see it.
 
Apr 3, 2010 2:50 PM

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The Twilight Samurai

Not bad but it's hampered a bit by some weak and generic dialogue and many of the characters lack a certain dynamic aspect. But it's still a worthwhile watch, really feels authentic in showing the late Edo period.
 
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Ah, I love The Twilight Samurai. I just love samurai dramas in general. Which is a coincidence because the last film I saw was Gohatto.
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Apr 9, 2010 11:11 PM

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anyone else see Iga Ninpocho?
its like a live action of ninja scroll
 
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Can't say I have, although Ninja Scroll is one of the movies Hollywood want to make.

Last film I saw was Sonatine.
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Apr 10, 2010 7:00 AM

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Only Yesterday great anime from Ghibli and once again a evidence that Takahata is underrated by the media.
Story: 8
Characters: 9
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Enjoyement 10

The Shawshank Redemption another great film with a beautiful message.
Story: 8
Characters: 9
Sound:9
Enjoyement:9

Hostage. Hmm it is not so good as people said, ive seen better Action thrillers.
Story:6
Characters:5
Sound:6
Enjoyement:4

Dalkomhan Insaeng/ A bittersweet Life
Great revenge film, maybe not so good as Old Boy but still damn good and stylish.
Story:9
Characters:9
Sound:9
Enjoyement: 10

Be Kind Rewind
Had some really funny stuff, to bad the execution is horrible.
Story:5
Characters:7
Sound:4
Enjoyement:4

Armor of God is the most Horrible Jackie Chan film ive ever seen.
Story:2
Characters:3
Sound:5
Enjoyement:5

Buyed Seven Samurai from Kurosawa im pretty excited. Im going to watch it tomorrow
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Haha, Armor of God is pretty dire but I love it because of Chan's charm. There is an Armor of God II which is generally considered better than the first, and Chan is currently working on Armor of God III as a farewell bid to his action career. I find it quite upsetting that Chan's stunt career is nearing its end, but then again he hasn't really done any major stunts in the past decade compared to his earlier work, so I guess you could consider it over already, but many people are expecting a lot from Armor of God III, myself included.
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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
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Watched The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya yesterday, preceded by Kikujiro the day before.
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Apr 13, 2010 2:33 PM

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Horus: Prince of the Sun
 
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Boiling Point.
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Little Big Soldier a pretty good movie with some funny moments but it has some really boring scenes.

Everybody's fine is a movie with some great moments but the ending is to cliché.

Seven Samurai
Finally my first Kurosawa and i understand why Seven Samurai is a groundbreaking movie really epic stuff.
 
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Touka said:
Haha, Armor of God is pretty dire but I love it because of Chan's charm. There is an Armor of God II which is generally considered better than the first, and Chan is currently working on Armor of God III as a farewell bid to his action career. I find it quite upsetting that Chan's stunt career is nearing its end, but then again he hasn't really done any major stunts in the past decade compared to his earlier work, so I guess you could consider it over already, but many people are expecting a lot from Armor of God III, myself included.


Oh yeah i love that movie with flying jackie chan scene.

 
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Departures... Late Spring... and half ways though Early summer...
 
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Departures... Late Spring... and half ways though Early summer...


Ah, Late Spring. One of the most perfect things I've ever seen. Early Summer isn't too far behind either. Perhaps I should watch Departures later tonight.
 
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I’m giving myself a small Meiko Kaji marathon - two Lady Snowblood movies and four Female Prisoner Scorpion installments. Kaji is a goddess, not only talented and beautiful actress but also has a great voice. If You can check out her best of compilation Zenkyoku Shu. Some well known songs from Japanese films can be found there (Urami Bushi, Onna no Jumon, Shura no Hana etc.) You can’t go wrong with Meiko!
 
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I watched The Last Fortress by Akira Kurosawa at a friend's place today.
She also gave me Nobody Knows by Hirokazu Kore-eda and Fallen Angels by Wong Kar-Wai to take home. I'll watch these in the course of next week.
 
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