Friday, April 15, 2011

Films Reviewed in 2011

Ridley Scott's intense Black Hawk Down

Films I’ve reviewed in 2011 so far.. concentrating on classics I missed before (Metropolis, The Seventh Seal, Swing Time, Now Voyager), crime films, as I’m building a post of 100 Great Crime Films (Eastern Promises, Animal Kingdom, The Yakuza, Atlantic City, Badlands), films I’ve seen recently (Evergreen, Winter's Bone, The Company), foreign films (Climates, The Beautiful Country, Days of Glory), documentaries (Crumb, Hearts of Darkness, Capturing the Friedmans), and films no one has seen (A Boy Ten Feet Tall, which has less than 300 ratings at IMDB)

A prison scene from Lina Wertmuller's Seven Beauties

8 ½ (1963) Italy, bw
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Alice (1990)
All Quiet On the Western Front (1930) bw
American Beauty (1999)
And Then There Were None (1945) bw
Animal Kingdom (2010) Australia
Atlantic City (1980)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Badlands (1972)
The Beautiful Country (2004) Norway
The Best of Youth (2003) Italy
Birth (2004)
Black Book (2006) Netherlands
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Black Swan (2010)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Climates (2006) Turkey
The Company (2007)
Crumb (1994)
Darling (1965) bw
Days of Glory (2006) Algeria
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Diner (1983)
Eastern Promises (2007)
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Evergreen (2004)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) Italy [photo above]
Get Carter (1971)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Gorky Park (1983)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1992)
I Served the King of England (2006) Czech Rep.
Il Posto (1961) Italy, bw
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Inception (2010)
The Informer (1935) bw
Inside Job (2010)
Jezebel (1938) bw
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) bw
The Kids Are All Right (2011)
The King’s Speech (2010)
The Krays (1990)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
The Last Seduction (1993)
Lebanon (2009) Israel
Life With Father (1947)
Lone Star (1996)
Lord of War (2005)
Mary Poppins (1964)
MASH (1970)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2006)
Metropolis (1927) Germany, bw-silent
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
The Muse (1999)
Now, Voyager (1942) bw
Oldboy (2003) Korea
On Golden Pond (1981)
One False Move (1992)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Australia
Poltergeist (1982)
Pride and Prejudice (205)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
The Professional (1994)
Red Dragon (2002)
Samson and Delilah (2009) Australia
The Seven Year Itch (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957) Sweden, bw
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
The Shop on Main St. (1965) Czechoslavakia, bw
Silkwood (1982)
Sleuth (1972)
The Social Network (2010)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Stray Dog (1949) Japan, bw
Swing Time (1936) bw
Thirteen (2005)
The Three Burials of Malquiades Estrada (2005)
Toy Story 3 (2011)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Vitus (2006) Switzerland
The Wages of Fear (1953) France, bw
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Winter's Bone (2010)
Witness For the Prosecution (1957)
Women Without Men (2009) Iran
The Yakuza (1974)

Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar nominee for Winter's Bone

These stand out as the best of these: Days of Glory, Winter's Bone, The Three Burials of Malquiades Estrada, Toy Story 3, Now Voyager, Lone Star, Inception, The Wings of the Dove, Hearts of Darkness, Black Hawk Down (photo top)

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