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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Top Five Films of August, 2012
Tabloid (2010, Errol Morris)
Errol Morris is a great documentarian, but this is probably his best film. It has everything including the kitchen sink. It keeps getting crazier until the view is left in complete disbelief.
Yeopgijeogin geunyeo/My Sassy Girl (2001, Jae-young Kwak)
I really didn't like the first half of the film; it felt it was trying too hard. However, the second part hit the emotional mark.
Hong fen/Blush (1995, Shaohong Li)
Critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has really championed this film for years and years, yet I only saw this film recently. It is a great, epic film and is directed by a woman.
Boy Meets Girl (1984, Leos Carax)
I have never been a fan of Leos Carax, but then I saw this film. He is known for being off-beat. This film has lots of charm that exceeds the weirdness.
Mr. Hoover and I (1989, Emile de Antonio)
A great documentary once again recommended by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum. This was about the fourth film I had seen by Emile de Antonio and this is definitely his best. Unfortunately, it was also his last film.
The Last Detail (1973, Hal Ashby)
The Man in Grey (1943, Leslie Arliss)
It seems like Double Indemnity with a twist, but in fact, it came out a year before the Billy Wilder classic.