Saturday, September 1, 2012

Top Five Films of August, 2012

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Honorable Mention:
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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.

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