Ok, here is the deal. I really don't like the way that RT "enhanced" its site. I'm not going to bother them with complaints, I will just no longer use this site except to possibly read some reviews from time to time. My new location is here: http://www.thelifecinematic.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4663
I really wish things were different, but RT has become a shell of its former self. Who knows, I may come back some day.;)
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This has to be the worst idea RT has had. The interface is so confusing that I can't post a review. Also, why are the blog posts and review posts seperate now? This doesn't make any sense and frustrates me fully.
This actually took much longer than I thought it would. I've enjoyed the process very much as I have been able to re-watch some of my favorites over the past few months. Now what should be noted:
My number 1 and number 2 were the hardest films to order on the list. It really could have gone either way, but remembering the experience I had the first time with All About Lily Chou-Chou put it on top. Cache, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and The Last Picture Show are films that I have re-watched more than almost any other film over the last year or two. That has to say something for them, and justly, I included them on the list. I've noticed that I have no films from before 1950, but that doesn't bother me in the least. I don't watch that many really old movies, although I have nothing against them. I'm young and try to live in a young man's world. I feel good about this list, and thus, I have posted it. It is ever changing however, so keep that in mind. I have also forgot to post a picture of myself to my profile so you could actually see me, I have meant to do it a long time ago, but have forgotten. Now it won't let me upload a photo. oh well, I'll upload it when I can. I'm just happy this semester is almost over with.
Most of all, watch all the movies on my list!
Until next time....
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[center]Kosmo's Top 60 Films
1. All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai, 2001)
2. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
3. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
4. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
5. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
6. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)
7. Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003)
8. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar Wai, 1990)
9. Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai, 1997)
10. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Makoto Shinkai, 2004)
11. The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2003)
12. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
13. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
14. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
15. 5 Centimeters Per Second (Makoto Shinkai, 2007)
16. Friend (Kyung-Taek Kwak, 2001)
17. Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)
18. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
19. Lost in Translation (Sophia Coppola, 2003)
20. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)
21. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
23. Big Fish (Tim Burton, 2003)
24. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
25. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
26. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, 1962)
27. Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950)
28. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
29. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
30. Hard-Boiled (John Woo, 1992)
31. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
32. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
33. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
34. 2046 (Wong Kar Wai, 2004)
35. F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1974)
36. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
37. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
38. The Fall (Tarsem Singh, 2006)
39. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
40. Ashes of Time Redux (Wong Kar Wai, 2008)
41. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith, 1997)
42. A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)
43. The Proposition (John Hillcoat, 2005)
44. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000)
45. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
46. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966)
47. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
48. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
49. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie, 2007)
50. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Chan-wook Park, 2002)
51. Cache (Michael Haneke, 2005)
52. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
53. Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)
54. The Road Home (Yimou Zhang, 1999)
55. The Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982)
56. Hero (Yimou Zhang, 2002)
57. Baraka (Ron Fricke, 1992)
58. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
59. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
60. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)
This isn't in the RT database, thus, no rating. I have been wanting to see this film since I saw it in Jewelrunner's journal. To me, this is what Last Life in the Universe should have been. It is such a beautifully shot film, and the acting is fantastic. Usually, I'm not to big on jumping from one's adolescence to adulthood, but this movie did it perfectly and didn't skip a beat. To be honest, this film reminds me of All About Lily Chou Chou because of the acting, which as in Lily, is wonderful. The film isn't about what is said, it's about what is felt, and that, brings the realism to a higher level. So, if you are a fan of WKW films, Shinkai films, or All About Lily Chou Chou you will probably like this film, if not love it. I only deduct one point because of the improbability of an event that occurs near the end of the film. Other than that, this is a magnificent movie that I can't wait to watch on DVD (I hate watching movies on my computer).
Until next time.......
I'm still working on the list, so I have that going on, unfortunetly I haven't seen a movie I hadn't seen before in a while. Anyway, I am going to make the upgrade to blu ray this week, I think. It should be exciting. Can't wait to watch a blu ray movie of my own. My first one will probably be 2001: ASO.
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I have been working hard on my "rewatch movies I love" quest. But honestly, it's hardly work and I enjoy so very much. I had some very solid rewatches in the past few days. Some films have moved up, and others have moved down and out. This will be fun to do, and I imagine that some of you may be surprised by the list, and some of you may not. Regardless, it is very fun to watch movies you love. Sometimes I just feel like I should watch movies I haven't seen before all of the time. I think that is a mistake, and I encourage you to rewatch films that you love to see if that spark from the film touches you still. I've learned a lot about myself this past week, mostly about how good of taste that I possess in films
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I just re-watched In the Mood For Love and 2046 and I have to confirm something. They both were fantastic, I mean, absolutely fantastic. This is kind of making me want to do a totally revamped Top 50 or Top 25 list. I will tell you this right now, if it's a Top 50 list, 5 WKW movies will be on it. I absolutely adore this man and his movies. 2046 looked especially amazing visually. I'm going to filter in new movies every once in a while, but mainly, I'm going to rewatch movies that I already like a lot to see if they hold up. So far, some get better with each re-watch (any WKW movie), and some lose some steam (American Beauty and Winter Light and Solaris, slightly). I figured I have changed a lot since I last made a list. My tastes have changed, my life has changed, thus, the movies that mean much to me have changed as well. I think I'm going to take down my Top 100 List in my sticky and start revamping it. I can't go back and give 2046 a 10/10 (I could I suppose, but I'm not going to go back and redo the work I did, because I didn't feel it a 10/10 at the time). I realize that some movies that I rated 10/10 I really liked at the time, but after I watched them, I never want to watch them again (such as M or Borat), so in my opinion, they do not belong in my favorite list, because if the experience wasn't good enough for me to want to watch it again, then it doesn't deserve to be on my "Top" list. I feel I am in the midst of a movie renaissance. Let the revolution begin!
Until next time......
No one knows how mad I am that my internet doesn't work. I'm doing this at the library right now. My dislike for cable companies has hit a new high. Apparently I have to stay home all day saturday so they can come fix it. Too bad they can't just tell me what time they are coming. Should see some interesting movies soon though.
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With my hectic school schedule it's tough for me to watch movies. Fortunetly, I was able to squeeze in an old favorite Winter Light. I still love this film, although it doesn't mean as much to me as it used to. When I first saw it, I saw it at the right time in my life. With that part of my life now past, some of the magic is gone. I'm soon going to compare American Beauty vs. All About Lily Chou Chou in a head-to-head who's number one comparison. I may see a movie at the theaters this weekend as well.
Until next time..........