At 6/1/10 05:07 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
So anyway yeah I'm going to be watching a movie every day for the next month and I want your opinions.
My list is here
Anything you think I shouldn't bother with, any films I should watch straight away, any films that should be on there that aren't, etc?
Out of all the films I've seen, Dances with Wolves is the only one that's just OK in my book. It's kinda predictable and dull. You should probably see it, anyway, because it's been highly praised and won several Oscars including Best Picture.
Film critic Christopher Null wrote a book on his profession called Five Stars! There's a list of films to watch at the back and I added them to my IMDb account since I've been using them as a guide. I once thought about being a professional film critic and even though I decided not to, the list is still useful for classics, genre and sub-genre defining films, box office successes and flops, and other oddities. Not every film listed is considered great or good, like Glitter, believe it or not. The reason is that the list is naturally geared towards potential critics and I guess people like me. (I wanna be a professional filmmaker.) So, aside from the films you've already seen and wanna see, you could use at least some other films from there.
I think you should have more documentaries, too, because, like Null wrote in his book, non-fiction can be just as interesting as fiction, even if it has been manipulated somehow. Here's three I previously wrote about:
Koyaanisqatsi - Has no dialogue and consists entirely of environmental footage, like cities and nature, accompanied by music of Philip Glass. It's like the 2001 of documentaries and it's beautiful to watch. One of my favourite films, in fact.
Cinemania - About a bunch of serious film buffs in New York City. These people watch a few films every single day and that's pretty much their lives. It's strange and kind of sad to watch, but fascinating, nevertheless.
Ryan - Like Waltz with Bashir, this is an animated documentary. It's an Oscar winning short film about the late Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, who worked for the National Film Board of Canada in the '60s and '70s and subsequently became a drug addict and a panhandler. He's very humanized in the film, which is what makes me care about him. The animation is first-rate as it creates a captivating surrealistic world of deteriorated and disfigured people.