2011 Film Logs

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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby bizarre » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:20 pm

I don't mind cynicism or meanness - sometimes - but it is when a filmmaker tries to disguise it that it pisses me off.

For the record, these are all the acting performances that I longlisted from the below selection in their respective years. Not all of these I would nominate - some of them may be seriously flawed, (I have masterlist for every year and when I see a film, I tabulate its best aspects on an Oscar-style ballot template and rank it relative to the quality of other films from that year) but I see enough merit in them to put them all 'in contention' to varying degrees:

BEST ACTOR
Alastair Sim ... The Happiest Days of Your Life
Alec Guinness ... The Man in the White Suit
Alfredo Castro ... Post Mortem
Atle Merton ... The Wayward Girl
Billy Chapin ... The Night of the Hunter
Brad Pitt ... Se7en
Brad Pitt ... The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Cary Grant ... Bringing Up Baby
Cary Grant ... The Philadelphia Story
Chishū Ryū ... An Autumn Afternoon
Claude Laydu ... Diary of a Country Priest
David Hemmings ... Blow-Up
Ewan McGregor ... The Ghost Writer
Ezra Miller ... Afterschool
Fele Martínez ... Bad Education
Fernandel ... The Red Inn
Fernando Rey ... That Obscure Object of Desire
Gael García Bernal ... Bad Education
Ganjiro Nakamura ... Floating Weeds
George O’Brien ... Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Gunnar Björnstrand ... Winter Light
Herbert Marshall ... Trouble in Paradise
Humphrey Bogart ... In a Lonely Place
Hunter McCracken ... The Tree of Life
Ivan Dixon ... Nothing But a Man
Jack Lemmon ... The Apartment
James Shigeta ... The Crimson Kimono
James Stewart ... The Philadelphia Story
James Stewart ... The Shop Around the Corner
Jean-Christophe Folly ... Sleeping Sickness
Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Breathless
Jesse Eisenberg ... The Social Network
Joe Shishido ... Branded to Kill
Joel Courtney ... Super 8
John Sweet ... A Canterbury Tale
Joseph Cotten ... The Third Man
Jozef Króner ... The Shop on Main Street
Kei Satō ... Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
Klaus Kinski ... Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Marcello Mastroianni ... 8½
Marcello Mastroianni ... La dolce vita
Martin Sheen ... Apocalypse Now
Michael Fuith ... Michael
Morgan Freeman ... Se7en
Nino Castelnuovo ... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Norman Atun ... I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Peyman Moaadi ... A Separation
Pierre Bokma ... Sleeping Sickness
Pierre Fresnay ... Le corbeau
Ralph Meeker ... Kiss Me Deadly
Robert Mitchum ... Out of the Past
Robert Mitchum ... The Night of the Hunter
Shima Ōnishi ... Caterpillar
Shin Saburi ... The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice
Sol Kyung-gu ... Oasis
Sol Kyung-gu ... Peppermint Candy
Thomas Schubert ... Breathing
Toni Servillo ... The Consequences of Love
Troels Lyby ... Accused
Victor Moore ... Make Way for Tomorrow
Viktor Nemets ... My Joy
Yūsuke Kawazu ... Cruel Story of Youth

BEST ACTRESS
Abbey Lincoln ... Nothing But a Man
Ann Savage ... Detour
Barbara Baxley ... The Savage Eye
Barbara Stanwyck ... Double Indemnity
Beulah Bondi ... Make Way for Tomorrow
Carmen Maura ... Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Catherine Deneuve ... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Catherine Keener ... Please Give
Charlotte Burke ... Paperhouse
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Melancholia
Claudia Cardinale ... Once Upon a Time in the West
Elizabeth Olsen ... Martha Marcy May Marlene
Emily Browning ... Sleeping Beauty
Emma Stone ... Paper Man
Eva Birthistle ... Ae Fond Kiss...
Gina Manès ... Cœur fidèle
Gloria Grahame ... In a Lonely Place
Gunnel Lindblom ... The Silence
Hideko Takamine ... When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Ingrid Thulin ... The Silence
Jane Greer ... Out of the Past
Janet Gaynor ... Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Jean Seberg ... Breathless
Jeanne Balibar ... At Ellen’s Age
Jeanne Moreau ... La notte
Julieta Zylberberg ... The Invisible Eye
Katharine Hepburn ... Bringing Up Baby
Katharine Hepburn ... The Philadelphia Story
Keiko Sakurai ... Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
Kinuyo Tanaka ... The Woman in the Rumour
Kirsten Dunst ... Melancholia
Kristen Wiig ... Bridesmaids
Kseniya Rappoport ... The Double Hour
Line Storesund ... The Ice Palace
Liv Ullmann ... The Wayward Girl
Maarita Mäkelä ... Hot Cat?
Maki Sakai ... Nonko
Margaret Rutherford ... The Happiest Days of Your Life
Margaret Sullavan ... The Shop Around the Corner
Maribel Verdú ... Y tu mamá también
Marie Rivière ... The Green Ray
Michelle Williams ... Blue Valentine
Miho Nikaido ... Tokyo Decadence
Miyuki Kuwano ... Cruel Story of Youth
Moe Sakura ... Raigyo
Moira Shearer ... The Red Shoes
Monica Vitti ... L’eclisse
Monica Vitti ... Red Desert
Moon So-ri ... Oasis
Nadezhda Markina ... Elena
Natalie Portman ... Black Swan
Nicole Kidman ... Rabbit Hole
Noomi Rapace ... The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Olivia Colman ... Tyrannosaur
Rie Yokoyama ... Diary of a Shinjuku Thief
Rifka Lodeizen ... Can Go Through Skin
Ruth Nirere ... The Day God Walked Away
Sandra Dee ... Gidget
Sarah Polley ... Splice
Setsuko Hara ... Early Summer
Sheila Sim ... A Canterbury Tale
Shelley Duvall ... 3 Women
Shinobu Terajima ... Caterpillar
Shirley MacLaine ... The Apartment
Silvia Pinal ... Viridiana
Simone Signoret ... Les diaboliques
Sissy Spacek ... 3 Women
Sofie Gråbøl ... Accused
Sook-Yin Lee ... Shortbus
Tilda Swinton ... We Need to Talk About Kevin
Véra Clouzot ... Les diaboliques

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Afazali Dewaele ... The Day God Walked Away
Alan Hale ... They Drive By Night
Andrew Garfield ... The Social Network
Anton Walbrook ... The Red Shoes
Ben Mendelsohn ... Animal Kingdom
Choi Min-sik ... I Saw the Devil
David Rauchenberger ... Michael
Edmond van Daële ... Cœur fidèle
Edward G. Robinson ... Double Indemnity
Eijirō Tōno ... An Autumn Afternoon
Elliott Spiers ... Paperhouse
Eric Portman ... A Canterbury Tale
Filippo Timi ... The Double Hour
Frank Morgan ... The Shop Around the Corner
Frederic Forrest ... Apocalypse Now
Jason Robards ... Once Upon a Time in the West
Jerry Lewis ... The King of Comedy
John Hawkes ... Martha Marcy May Marlene
Julien Carette ... The Red Inn
Kei Satō ... Violence at Noon
Kevin Spacey ... Se7en
Kirk Douglas ... Out of the Past
Laramie Eppler ... The Tree of Life
Masakazu Tamura ... Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
Max von Sydow ... The Virgin Spring
Miles Teller ... Rabbit Hole
Orson Welles ... The Third Man
Paul Dawson ... Shortbus
Paul Meurisse ... Les diaboliques
Peter Wight ... Another Year
Pierce Brosnan ... The Ghost Writer
Pierre Larquey ... Le corbeau
Raphael Barker ... Shortbus
Rentarō Mikuni ... The Christian Revolt
Shahab Hosseini ... A Separation
Tore Foss ... The Wayward Girl
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... High and Low
Wim Opbrouck ... Can Go Through Skin

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amanda Peet ... Please Give
Ángela Molina ... That Obscure Object of Desire
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Please Give
Anne Vernon ... The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Anouk Aimée ... 8½
Antonia Zegers ... Post Mortem
Ayako Wakao ... Street of Shame
Birgitta Valberg ... The Virgin Spring
Chieko Naniwa ... The End of Summer
Cloris Leachman ... Kiss Me Deadly
Dianne Wiest ... Rabbit Hole
Elle Fanning ... Super 8
Fay Bainter ... Make Way for Tomorrow
Françoise Rosay ... The Red Inn
Gaby Rodgers ... Kiss Me Deadly
Gertrud Fridh ... The Devil’s Eye
Golshifteh Farahani ... About Elly
Gunnel Lindblom ... The Virgin Spring
Haruko Sugimura ... Ohayō
Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen ... The Ice Palace
Hiroko Shimizu ... Pleasures of the Flesh
Ida Lupino ... They Drive By Night
Ingrid Thulin ... Winter Light
Jacki Weaver ... Animal Kingdom
Jaclynne Greene ... The Crimson Kimono
Jean Brooks ... The Seventh Victim
Jeff Donnell ... In a Lonely Place
Jessica Chastain ... The Tree of Life
Joan Greenwood ... The Man in the White Suit
Joyce Grenfell ... The Happiest Days of Your Life
Kakuko Chino ... A Street of Love and Hope
Karina Fernandez ... Another Year
Kim Yeo-jin ... Peppermint Candy
Kirsten Dunst ... All Good Things
Ko Ah-sung ... The Host
Kuniko Miyake ... Early Summer
Leila Hatami ... A Separation
Lesley Manville ... Another Year
Lillian Gish ... The Night of the Hunter
Lindsay Beamish ... Shortbus
Machiko Kyō ... Floating Weeds
Machiko Kyō ... Street of Shame
Madeleine Erickson ... Cœur fidèle
Magali Noël ... La dolce vita
Mako Midori ... Three Resurrected Drunkards
Margarita Lozano ... Viridiana
Marie Epstein ... Cœur fidèle
Mariko Ogawa ... Branded to Kill
Maxine Cooper ... Kiss Me Deadly
Mila Kunis ... Black Swan
Miriam Hopkins ... Trouble in Paradise
Monica Vitti ... La notte
Nanna Stenersen ... The Wayward Girl
Olivia Williams ... The Ghost Writer
Rachel Bérendt ... Diary of a Country Priest
Rebecca Hall ... Please Give
Rooney Mara ... The Social Network
Rose Byrne ... Bridesmaids
Ruth Hussey ... The Philadelphia Story
Sandha Khin ... Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
Sandra Milo ... 8½
Sarah Paulson ... Martha Marcy May Marlene
Sarah Steele ... Please Give
Sareh Bayat ... A Separation
Sarina Farhadi ... A Separation
Sayoko Amano ... Tokyo Decadence
Setsuko Hara ... The End of Summer
Shabana Akhtar Bakhsh ... Ae Fond Kiss...
Taraneh Alidoosti ... About Elly
Vanessa Redgrave ... Blow-Up
Věra Křesadlová ... Intimate Lighting
Vida Hope ... The Man in the White Suit
Virginia Huston ... Out of the Past
Yelena Lyadova ... Elena
Yuki Tominaga ... A Street of Love and Hope
Yūko Mochizuki ... A Street of Love and Hope

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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby bizarre » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:23 pm

Reza wrote:
bizarre wrote:
Reza wrote:So Sunset Blvd only gets a B from you with only a single mention for it's original screenplay. Interesting !!


I find Wilder to be a horribly mean-spirited and misogynistic director. As a writer he gives out some crackling dialogue but it is always tinged with a nastiness that just isn't funny, and often there's a gap between how he writes and how he adapts, a gap he doesn't seem willing (or perceptive enough) to bridge. His films get by on the strength of their situations, dialogue and actors, but if all his films display a similar attitude I can't see myself giving him any higher a grade than I gave The Apartment. I probably wouldn't shortlist Sunset Blvd. for original screenplay either, but I didn't see many worthwhile contenders in that area this year.

I'm happy I got to see 16 A+s - bringing my all-time total to 53. Some great discoveries.


........and no Miss Swanson? Tsk, Tsk........


I wouldn't even longlist her, sorry.

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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby Damien » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:37 pm

I think most of us are equally obsessive. I write notes on every movie I see during the course of the year, and use a 4 star system. And you certainlt saw some great films this year.

Glad to see Kiss Me Deadly rated so high. Amazing film. It's in my all-time Top 20. (I'll be posting an all time best list in a week or so.)

I think Billy Wilder is way over-rated, and he does have a cruel streak but I think he's done some wonderful things, including Sunster Boulevard and The Apartment. But what you wrote about Wilder, though -- "a horribly mean-spirited and misogynistic director" -- is exactly how I feel about Mike Leigh, whom I despise. Even the morse so in that he cloaks himself in hard left rhetoric. I also can't stand the Coens for their mean-spiriteness and condescension (as a friend of mine asked rhetorically, "Why are you so condescending to your charactres? YOU created them?"), and the fact that theey're so facile makes their attitude all the more ridiculous.
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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby Reza » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:43 am

bizarre wrote:
Reza wrote:So Sunset Blvd only gets a B from you with only a single mention for it's original screenplay. Interesting !!


I find Wilder to be a horribly mean-spirited and misogynistic director. As a writer he gives out some crackling dialogue but it is always tinged with a nastiness that just isn't funny, and often there's a gap between how he writes and how he adapts, a gap he doesn't seem willing (or perceptive enough) to bridge. His films get by on the strength of their situations, dialogue and actors, but if all his films display a similar attitude I can't see myself giving him any higher a grade than I gave The Apartment. I probably wouldn't shortlist Sunset Blvd. for original screenplay either, but I didn't see many worthwhile contenders in that area this year.

I'm happy I got to see 16 A+s - bringing my all-time total to 53. Some great discoveries.


........and no Miss Swanson? Tsk, Tsk........

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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby bizarre » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:44 am

Reza wrote:So Sunset Blvd only gets a B from you with only a single mention for it's original screenplay. Interesting !!


I find Wilder to be a horribly mean-spirited and misogynistic director. As a writer he gives out some crackling dialogue but it is always tinged with a nastiness that just isn't funny, and often there's a gap between how he writes and how he adapts, a gap he doesn't seem willing (or perceptive enough) to bridge. His films get by on the strength of their situations, dialogue and actors, but if all his films display a similar attitude I can't see myself giving him any higher a grade than I gave The Apartment. I probably wouldn't shortlist Sunset Blvd. for original screenplay either, but I didn't see many worthwhile contenders in that area this year.

I'm happy I got to see 16 A+s - bringing my all-time total to 53. Some great discoveries.

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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby Big Magilla » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:32 am

I must say that's quite a year.

I used to use a **** rating system including 1/2 stars, then I went to whole stars only. Now I'm doing a simple A to F grading system with no minuses or pluses.

A - Excellent, don't miss it
B - Good, well worth your time
C - Fair, good in parts, average
D - Poor, extrememly disappointing
F - Rotten, beneath contempt, a complete waste of time
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Re: 2011 Film Logs

Postby Reza » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:00 am

So Sunset Blvd only gets a B from you with only a single mention for it's original screenplay. Interesting !!

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2011 Film Logs

Postby bizarre » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:30 am

I don't know who else here is as obsessive with this stuff as I am, but I'll post this here as I've just wrapped it up - New Year's is tomorrow and I won't have time to see any more movies by the 1st.

I’ve reached a grand total of 158 films seen for the first time this year - 42 down from 2010’s total, but I was far busier this year.

I use a letter grade to rank:

A+ - a masterpiece
A - a near-masterpiece
A- - fantastic with some flaws
B+ - great with some flaws
B - very good, somewhat flawed
B- - good with noticeable flaws
C+ - some merit but very flawed
C - some merit but the bad outweighs the good
C- - poor, minor redeeming qualities
D - bad, very minor redeeming qualities
F - no or few redeeming qualities, awful

If you use a 1-10 scale you could convert like so:
A+ = 10
A = 9
A- = 8
B+ = 7
B = 6
B- = 5
C+ = 4
C = 3
C = 2
D & F = 1

Anyway, here are the films I saw for the first time this year, ranked by letter grade:

A+
1. “Kiss Me Deadly” (1955, Aldrich)
2. “Apocalypse Now” (1979, Coppola)
3. “Sanma no aji” / “An Autumn Afternoon” (1962, Ozu)
4. “Journal d’un curé de campagne” / “Diary of a Country Priest” (1951, Bresson)
5. “Bakha satang” / “Peppermint Candy” (1999, Lee)
6. “Taxi Driver” (1976, Scorsese)
7. “Cet obscur objet du désir” / “That Obscure Object of Desire” (1977, Buñuel)
8. “Ukigusa” / “Floating Weeds” (1959, Ozu)
9. “Koroshi no rakuin” / “Branded to Kill” (1967, Suzuki)
10. “8½” (1963, Fellini)

11. “Muri shinjū: Nihon no natsu” / “Japanese Summer: Double Suicide” (1967, Ōshima)
12. “Tystnaden” / “The Silence” (1963, Bergman)
13. “Cœur fidèle” (1923, Epstein)
14. “Trouble in Paradise” (1932, Lubitsch)
15. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968, Kubrick)
16. “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (1927, Murnau)

A
17. “La dolce vita” (1960, Fellini)
18. “Intimní osvětlení” / “Intimate Lighting” (1965, Passer)
19. “Another Year” (2010, Leigh)
20. “Nothing But a Man” (1964, Roemer)

21. “Jodaeiye Nader az Simin” / “A Separation” (2011, Farhadi)
22. “Shinjuku dorobō nikki” / “Diary of a Shinjuku Thief” (1968, Ōshima)
23. “Zhantai” / “Platform” (2000, Jia)
24. “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940, Lubitsch)
25. “Han jia” / “Winter Vacation” (2010, Li)
26. “Jungfrukällan” / “The Virgin Spring” (1960, Bergman)
27. “Blow-Up” (1966, Antonioni)
28. “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007, Dominik)
29. “Out of the Past” (1947, Tourneur)
30. “Obchod na korze” / “The Shop on Main Street” (1965, Kadár & Klos)

31. “The Philadelphia Story” (1940, Cukor)
32. “Topāzu” / “Tokyo Decadence” (1992, Murakami)
33. “Kaette kita yopparai” / “Three Resurrected Drunkards” (1968, Ōshima)
34. “Make Way for Tomorrow” (1937, McCarey)

A-
35. “The Night of the Hunter” (1955, Laughton)
36. “Taiyō no hakaba” / “The Sun’s Burial” (1960, Ōshima)
37. “The Red Shoes” (1948, Powell & Pressburger)
38. “Is-slottet” / “The Ice Palace” (1987, Blom)
39. “Seishun zankoku monogatari” / “Cruel Story of Youth” (1960, Ōshima)
40. “Darbareye Elly” / “About Elly” (2009, Farhadi)

41. “In a Lonely Place” (1950, Ray)
42. “A Canterbury Tale” (1944, Powell & Pressburger)
43. “Amakusa Shirō Tokisada” / “The Christian Revolt” (1962, Ōshima)
44. “La notte” (1961, Antonioni)
45. “Bronenosets Potyomkin” / “Battleship Potemkin” (1925, Eisenstein)
46. “Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki” / “When a Woman Ascends the Stairs” (1960, Naruse)
47. “Hakuchū no tōrima” / “Violence at Noon” (1966, Ōshima)
48. “Tengoku to jigoku” / “High and Low” (1963, Kurosawa)
49. “Melancholia” (2011, von Trier)
50. “Zemlya” / “Earth” (1930, Dovzhenko)

51. “L’eclisse” (1962, Antonioni)
52. “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011, Durkin)
53. “Gwoemul” / “The Host” (2006, Bong)
54. “Bakushū” / “Early Summer” (1951, Ozu)
55. “Le rayon vert” / “The Green Ray” (1986, Rohmer)
56. “The Savage Eye” (1959, Maddow, Meyers & Strick)
57. “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011, Ramsay)
58. “Le corbeau” (1943, Clouzot)

B+
59. “Kan door huid heen” / “Can Go Through Skin” (2009, Rots)
60. “Atmen” / “Breathing” (2011, Markovics)

61. “Kohayagawa-ke no aki” / “The End of Summer” (1961, Ozu)
62. “3 Women” (1977, Altman)
63. “Tonari no Totoro” / “My Neighbour Totoro” (1988, Miyazaki)
64. “Viridiana” (1961, Buñuel)
65. “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench” (2009, Chazelle)
66. “À bout de souffle” / “Breathless” (1960, Godard)
67. “Les diaboliques” (1955, Clouzot)
68. “Les parapluies de Cherbourg” / “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” (1964, Demy)
69. “Lola Montès” (1955, Ophüls)
70. “The Apartment” (1960, Wilder)

71. “The Third Man” (1949, Reed)
72. “Nihon no yoru to kiri” / “Night and Fog in Japan” (1960, Ōshima)
73. “71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls” / “71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance” (1994, Haneke)
74. “Nattvardsgästerna” / “Winter Light” (1963, Bergman)
75. “The Holy Mountain” (1973, Jodorowsky)
76. “Y tu mamá también” (2001, Cuarón)
77. “Post Mortem” (2010, Larraín)
78. “Il deserto rosso” / “Red Desert” (1964, Antonioni)
79. “Schlafkrankheit” / “Sleeping Sickness” (2011, Köhler)
80. “Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages” / “Code Unknown” (2000, Haneke)

81. “Oasis” (2002, Lee)
82. “L’auberge rouge” / “The Red Inn” (1951, Autant-Lara)
83. “Etsuraku” / “Pleasures of the Flesh” (1965, Ōshima)
84. “Schastye moe” / “My Joy” (2010, Loznitsa)
85. “Los olvidados” (1950, Buñuel)
86. “The Seventh Victim” (1943, Robson)

B
87. “La mala educación” / “Bad Education” (2004, Almodóvar)
88. “Chikamatsu monogatari” / “The Crucified Lovers” (1954, Mizoguchi)
89. “Afterschool” (2008, Campos)
90. “Ohayō” (1959, Ozu)

91. “Bringing Up Baby” (1938, Hawks)
92. “Se7en” (1995, Fincher)
93. “Lola rennt” / “Run Lola Run” (1998, Tykwer)
94. “The Tree of Life” (2011, Malick)
95. “Le conseguenze dell’amore” / “The Consequences of Love” (2004, Sorrentino)
96. “The Social Network” (2010, Fincher)
97. “Sleeping Beauty” (2011, Leigh)
98. “The Crimson Kimono” (1959, Fuller)
99. “Hei yan quan” / “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone” (2006, Tsai)
100. “The Man in the White Suit” (1951, Mackendrick)

101. “C’era una volta il West” / “Once Upon a Time in the West” (1968, Leone)
102. “Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios” / “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (1988, Almodóvar)
103. “Ninja bugei-chō” / “Band of Ninja” (1967, Ōshima)
104. “Le trou” (1960, Becker)
105. “Le temps du loup” / “Time of the Wolf” (2003, Haneke)
106. “The Ghost Writer” (2010, Polański)
107. “Sunset Blvd.” (1950, Wilder)
108. “The King of Comedy” (1983, Scorsese)
109. “Akasen chitai” / “Street of Shame” (1956, Mizoguchi)
110. “Shortbus” (2006, Mitchell)

111. “Double Indemnity” (1944, Wilder)

B-
112. “Ochazuke no aji” / “The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice” (1952, Ozu)
113. “Elena” (2011, Zvyagintsev)
114. “Im Alter von Ellen” / “At Ellen’s Age” (2010, Marais)
115. “Please Give” (2010, Holofcener)
116. “La belle et la bête” / “Beauty and the Beast” (1946, Cocteau)
117. “Bridesmaids” (2011, Feig)
118. “Anklaget” / “Accused” (2005, Thuesen)
119. “Ai to kibō no machi” / “A Street of Love and Hope” (1959, Ōshima)
120. “Ung flukt” / “The Wayward Girl” (1959, Carlmar)

121. “Kyatapirā” / “Caterpillar” (2010, Wakamatsu)
122. “La doppia ora” / “The Double Hour” (2009, Capotondi)
123. “Le jour où Dieu est parti en voyage” / “The Day God Walked Away” (2009, van Leeuw)
124. “You Can Count on Me” (2000, Lonergan)
125. “They Drive By Night” (1940, Walsh)
126. “Detour” (1945, Ulmer)
127. “Paperhouse” (1988, Rose)
128. “Uwasa no onna” / “The Woman in the Rumour” (1954, Mizoguchi)

C+
129. “Animal Kingdom” (2010, Michôd)
130. “Sangatsu no raion” / “March Comes in Like a Lion” (1991, Yazaki)

131. “Låt den rätte komma in” / “Let the Right One In” (2008, Alfredson)
132. “Blue Valentine” (2010, Cianfrance)
133. “O Cerco” / “Besieged” (1970, da Cunha Telles)
134. “Michael” (2011, Schleinzer)
135. “La mirada invisible” / “The Invisible Eye” (2010, Lerman)
136. “The Happiest Days of Your Life” (1950, Launder)
137. “Rabbit Hole” (2010, Mitchell)

C
138. “Todo sobre mi madre” / “All About My Mother” (1999, Almodóvar)
139. “Black Swan” (2010, Aronofsky)
140. “Såsom i en spegel” / “Through a Glass Darkly” (1961, Bergman)

141. “The Naked Kiss” (1964, Fuller)
142. “Tōkyō nagaremono” / “Tokyo Drifter” (1966, Suzuki)
143. “Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes” / “Aguirre: The Wrath of God” (1972, Herzog)
144. “Kuuma kissa?” / “Hot Cat?” (1968, Kivikoski)
145. “Ae Fond Kiss...” (2004, Loach)
146. “Super 8” (2011, Abrams)
147. “Nonko 36-sai (kaji-tetsudai) / “Nonko” (2008, Kumakiri)
148. “La finestra di fronte” / “Facing Windows” (2003, Özpetek)

C-
149. “Djävulens öga” / “The Devil’s Eye” (1960, Bergman)
150. “Splice” (2009, Natali)

151. “Paper Man” (2009, Mulroney & Mulroney)
152. “Gidget” (1959, Wendkos)
153. “Raigyo” (1997, Zeze)
154. “Män som hatar kvinnor” / “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (2009, Oplev)

D
155. “All Good Things” (2010, Jarecki)
156. “Tyrannosaur” (2011, Considine)

F
157. “Akmareul boatda” (2010, Kim)
158. “Rent” (2005, Columbus)


And using those 158 as a selection, my ‘Best-Of...’ awards:

BEST PICTURE
“An Autumn Afternoon”
“Apocalypse Now”
“Diary of a Country Priest”
* “Kiss Me Deadly”
“Peppermint Candy”

6. “Taxi Driver”
7. “That Obscure Object of Desire”
8. “Floating Weeds”
9. “Branded to Kill”
10. “8½”

BEST DIRECTOR
Federico Fellini, for “8½”
* Francis Ford Coppola, for “Apocalypse Now”
Stanley Kubrick, for “2001: A Space Odyssey”
Lee Chang-dong, for “Peppermint Candy”
Seijun Suzuki, for “Branded to Kill”

6. Federico Fellini, for “La dolce vita”
7. Robert Aldrich, for “Kiss Me Deadly”
8. Nagisa Ōshima, for “Diary of a Shinjuku Thief”
9. Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, for “The Red Shoes”
10. Yasujirō Ozu, for “An Autumn Afternoon”

BEST ACTOR
* Robert de Niro, in “Taxi Driver”
Ivan Dixon, in “Nothing But a Man”
Claude Laydu, in “Diary of a Country Priest
Thomas Schubert, in “Breathing”
James Stewart, in “The Shop Around the Corner”

6. Martin Sheen, in “Apocalypse Now”
7. Humphrey Bogart, in “In a Lonely Place”
8. Sol Kyung-gu, in “Peppermint Candy”
9. Gael García Bernal, in “Bad Education”
10. Chishū Ryū, in “An Autumn Afternoon”

BEST ACTRESS
Barbara Baxley, in “The Savage Eye”
Katharine Hepburn, in “The Philadelphia Story”
* Elizabeth Olsen, in “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Hideko Takamine, in “When a Woman Ascends the Stairs”
Ingrid Thulin, in “The Silence”

6. Shelley Duvall, in “3 Women”
7. Kirsten Dunst, in “Melancholia”
8. Jeanne Moreau, in “La notte”
9. Nicole Kidman, in “Rabbit Hole”
10. Gunnel Lindblom, in “The Silence”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn, in “Animal Kingdom”
* Rentarō Mikuni, in “The Christian Revolt”
Frank Morgan, in “The Shop Around the Corner”
Masakazu Tamura, in “Japanese Summer: Double Suicide”
Anton Walbrook, in “The Red Shoes”

6. Kevin Spacey, in “Se7en”
7. Jerry Lewis, in “The King of Comedy”
8. Kei Satō, in “Violence at Noon”
9. Edmond van Daële, in “Cœur fidèle”
10. Tsutomu Yamazaki, in “High and Low”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Miriam Hopkins, in “Trouble in Paradise”
* Ida Lupino, in “They Drive By Night”
Lesley Manville, in “Another Year”
Amanda Peet, in “Please Give”
Ayako Wakao, in “Street of Shame”

6. Lillian Gish, in “The Night of the Hunter”
7. Lindsay Beamish, in “Shortbus”
8. Kirsten Dunst, in “All Good Things”
9. Birgitta Valberg, in “The Virgin Spring”
10. Hilde Nyeggen Martinsen, in “The Ice Palace”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
* “Diary of a Country Priest”
“Kiss Me Deadly”
“That Obscure Object of Desire”
“The Philadelphia Story”
“Trouble in Paradise”

6. “The Shop Around the Corner”
7. “Out of the Past”
8. “Apocalypse Now”
9. “The Red Shoes”
10. “High and Low”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“A Separation”
“About Elly”
* “Another Year”
“Peppermint Candy”
“When a Woman Ascends the Stairs”

6. “Breathing”
7. “A Canterbury Tale”
8. “Y tu mamá también”
9. “Sunset Blvd.”
10. “Please Give”

BEST ENSEMBLE
“A Separation”
* “About Elly”
“Intimate Lighting”
“Kiss Me Deadly”
“Peppermint Candy”

6. “Nothing But a Man”
7. “The Shop Around the Corner”
8. “Please Give”
9. “Another Year”
10. “The Virgin Spring”

BEST ART DIRECTION & PRODUCTION DESIGN
“2001: A Space Odyssey”
“Lola Montès”
“Se7en”
* “The Holy Mountain”
“The Red Shoes”

6. “The Shop on Main Street”
7. “Beauty and the Beast”
8. “March Comes in Like a Lion”
9. “Floating Weeds”
10. “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Branded to Kill”
“Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
* “The Savage Eye”
“The Silence”

6. “Apocalypse Now”
7. “The Consequences of Love”
8. “Lola Montès”
9. “The Ice Palace”
10. “We Need to Talk About Kevin”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Lola Montès”
“Platform”
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”
“The Holy Mountain”
* “The Red Shoes”

6. “3 Women”
7. “Once Upon a Time in the West”
8. “Peppermint Candy”
9. “Aguirre: The Wrath of God”
10. “They Drive By Night”

BEST EDITING
“Battleship Potemkin”
* “Branded to Kill”
“Run Lola Run”
“Taxi Driver”
“Violence at Noon”

6. “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”
7. “Kiss Me Deadly”
8. “Peppermint Candy”
9. “The Savage Eye”
10. “8½”

BEST MAKEUP & HAIR
* “3 Women”
“Beauty and the Beast”
“I Saw the Devil”
“Post Mortem”
“The Red Shoes”

6. “Se7en”
7. “Splice”
8. “The Holy Mountain”
9. “Lola Montès”
10. “The Virgin Spring”

BEST SOUND
“Apocalypse Now”
“Band of Ninja”
“Blow-Up”
* “Can Go Through Skin”
“The Shop on Main Street”

6. “The Tree of Life”
7. “Once Upon a Time in the West”
8. “Blue Valentine”
9. “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
10. “Le trou”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
* “2001: A Space Odyssey”
“Apocalypse Now”
“Beauty and the Beast”
“The Red Shoes”
“The Tree of Life”

6. “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”
7. “Splice”
8. “Branded to Kill”
9. “The Holy Mountain”
10. “Se7en”

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