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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1977

TOP TIER:
3 Women (Robert Altman)
Abigail's Party (Mike Leigh)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
Boys (Nils Malmros)
Burlesk Queen (Celso Ad. Castillo)
The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson)
The Duellists (Ridley Scott)
Eraserhead (David Lynch)
A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker)
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
Martin (George A. Romero)
News from Home (Chantal Akerman)
Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
Padre padrone (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
Providence (Alain Resnais)
Suspiria (Dario Argento)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (Robert Aldrich)

ESSENTIAL VIEWING:
Alambrista! (Robert M. Young)
Amar Akbar Anthony (Manmohan Desai)
The American Friend (Wim Wenders)
The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko)
Between the Lines (Joan Micklin Silver)
Bolweiser (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Camouflage (Krzysztof Zanussi)
The Captive Virgins (Mario O'Hara)
Ceddo (Ousmane Sembene)
The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray)
Death of a President (Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
Demon Seed (Donald Cammell)
Desperate Living (John Wates)
Les enfants du placard (Benoit Jacquot)
France/Tour/Detour/Deux/Enfants (Jean-Luc Godard/Anne-Marie Mieville)
Handle with Care (Jonathan Demme)
Hitler, a film from Germany(Hans-Jurgen Syberberg)
In the Name of the Pope King (Luigi Magni)
Invisible Adversaries (Valie Export)
The Kiss of Death (Mike Leigh)
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (Jon Jost)
The Late Show (Robert Benton)
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (Richard Brooks)
Man of Marble (Andrzej Wajda)
The Man Who Loved Women (Francois Truffaut)
Matinee (Jaime Hermosillo)
New York, New York (Martin Scorsese)
One Wild Moment (Claude Berri)
The Perfumed Nightmare (Kidlat Tahimik)
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (Larry Cohen)
The Rescuers (Wolfgang Reitherman/John Lounsbery/Art Stevens)
Rolling Thunder (John Flynn)
September 30, 1955 (James Bridges)
Short Eyes (Robert M. Young)
Soldier of Orange (Paul Verhoeven)
Sorcerer (William Friedkin)
Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
Die Sweethearts (Klaus Lemke)
Une sale histoire (Jean Eustache)
Which Way is Up? (Michael Schultz)
Wifemistress (Marco Vicario)

FURTHER INVESTIGATION:
Star Wars (George Lucas)

2 comments:

Noel Vera said...

Glad to see Kidlat Tahimik here. I'd also throw in O'Hara's ruined film epic Mga Bilanggong Birhen (The Captive Virgins), which is 90% his, before control was taken away and given to another director.

Noel Vera said...

Oh god, and you have to include Celso Ad. Castillo's masterpiece, Burlesk Queen, one of the most lyrical films I've ever seen (I write about it in Chris Fujiwara's Little Black Book of Movies).