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Monday, April 12, 2010

1975

TOP TIER:
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
India Song (Marguerite Duras)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
Love Among the Ruins (George Cukor)
Manila in the Claws of Neon (Lino Brocka)*
The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Moses und Aron (Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub)
Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Nashville (Robert Altman)
Numero Deux (Jean-Luc Godard)
Profession: reporter (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Profondo rosso (Dario Argento)
Xala (Ousmane Sembene)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
At Long Last Love (Peter Bogdanovich)
Bite the Bullet (Richard Brooks)
Canoa (Felipe Cazals)
Death Race 2000 (Paul Bartel)
Diane (Alan Clarke)
Dirty Hands (Claude Chabrol)
The Five Minute Films (Mike Leigh)
Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Framed (Phil Karlson)
French Connection II (John Frankenheimer)
Hard Times (Walter Hill)
Hearts of the West (Howard Zieff)
Hester Street (Joan Micklin Silver)
The Killer Elite (Sam Peckinpah)
Libera, amore mio (Mauro Bolognini)
Love and Death (Woody Allen)
Love Letter to Edie (Robert Maier)
Mandingo (Richard Fleischer)
The Messiah (Roberto Rossellini)
Mortal (Mario O'Hara)*
Night Moves (Arthur Penn)
Une partie de plaisir (Claude Chabrol)
Per le antiche scale (Mauro Bolognini
A Permissive Society (Mike Leigh)
A Piece of Pleasure (Claude Chabrol)
Poachers (Jose Luis Borau)
Rancho Deluxe (Frank Perry)
Rites of May (Mike de Leon)
The Romantic Englishwoman (Joseph Losey)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Shampoo (Hal Ashby)
Sholay (Ramesh Sippy)
Smile (Michael Ritchie)
Special Section (Costa-Gavras)
The Story of Adele H. (Francois Truffaut)
The Story of Sin (Walerian Borowczyk)
Sunset Across the Bay (Stephen Frears)
They Come from Within (David Cronenberg)
Three Men in a Boat (Stephen Frears)
Thundercrack! (Curt McDowell)
The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos)
The Wind and the Lion (John Milius)
A Woman's Decision (Krzysztof Zanussi)
Wrong Move (Wim Wenders)
W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (John G. Avildsen)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa)
Funny Lady (Herbert Ross)
Jacob the Liar (Frank Beyer)
The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)
Return of the Chinese Boxer (Wang Yu)
Switchblade Sisters (Jack Hill)

* Review located offsite; author and review not affiliated with Unexamined Essentials in any way.

1 comment:

Noel Vera said...

For this year I'd throw in two debut films--Mike de Leon's Itim (Rites of May) and Mario O'Hara's Mortal. And Lino Brocka's most famous film, Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag (Manila in the Claws of Neon).