Sunday, November 4, 2012

Celluloid #156

I've gotten so far behind in reviews that I considered just giving this up all together, but after 5 years, it seems a little sad to just stop. I'm hoping to resume writing regularly after the new year, but in the meantime, here's a ranking of everything I saw in September (picking up after the last entry):

House (1977) Obayashi - 10/10: A bunch of Japanese girls visit an aunt's house that is controlled/haunted by an evil cat who takes them out one by one. Ridiculous & bonkers in the best way!

Santa Sangre (1989) Jodorowsky - 10/10: Bizarro love story of sorts. Cults based on armless heroines. Circuses. Inappropriate parent/child relationships.

Looper (2012) Johnson - 9/10: Smart time travel movie where the main character has to face killing his future self, but can also have a hand in preventing future world tragedy.

the Master (2012) Anderson - 8/10: PTA! Vaguely about Scientology, specifically about the master/disciple relationship, and a lot of sex.

God's Country (1985) Malle - 8/10: Documentary about the economic changes in Middle America after Reagan took office.

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) Bresson - 8/10: Sad tale from the viewpoint of a donkey.

What Time Is It There? (2001) Tsai - 7/10: Taiwanese (aka slow) where a street vendor who sells his watch to a girl leaving for Paris, can't stop thinking about her

Bachelorette (2012) Headland - 7/10: Bridesmaids + Mean Girls.

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