Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Post Titles Are Pressure

I'm bad at titles. Also, I saw maybe four movies outside of my netflix rental activity this year, so I'm going to compile the list from that and include films that have enriched my life be they aught-six titles or nyet. Yes, yes, I'm aware of the existence of several fine films I should have seen by now, but rest assured, I'll see them before the Academy gets around to giving its awards to films of a far lesser degree of achievement.

10. Manderlay (2005)
09. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
08. Cache (2005)
07. The Departed
06. The Long Goodbye (1973)
05. The Piano Teacher (1999?)
04. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
03. Playtime (1967)
02. A Prairie Home Companion
01. Fanny and Alexander (1984)

The best film of 2006 was, hands down, A Prairie Home Companion. It's some of the most magical filmmaking I've ever seen, which should tell you how I feel about Bergman's Swann Song(kinda) from 1984.

Altman once said that he felt that there hadn't really been a great film made yet.

You Punch Like Anne Rice: Chabon - Wonder Boys

You, Me, Vast Veranda, Fortissimo: Picaresque - The Decemberists


Plaid Avenger said...

I would be remiss if I didn't make an honorable mention of the new Bond. He rocks, and that's coming from someone who doesn't usually give a damn about James Bond movies one way or the other.

Plaid Avenger said...

also, exactly half of the films on my list are in French (with one third of one of those films harboring the Polish language, thankfully). The hell is going on?

glasshole said...

I am appalled, APPALLED, SIR, at the assertion you are no good at titles. You pull words out of the ether and string them together in interesting ways better than most. Quit yer bitchin'.