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The top 50 first watches of 2020. Ranked purely on how much it impacted me personally and/or how much I enjoyed it.
Isao Takahata - His 5 Studio Ghibli films are the last I've yet to see.
- Grave of the Fireflies 1988
- Only Yesterday 1991
- Pom Poko 1994
- My Neighbors the Yamadas 1999
- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 2013
Sylvester Stallone - I've seen some but not all of the Rocky franchise. Complete the set time, plus the latest Rambo.
- Rocky II 1979
- Rocky III 1982
- Rocky IV 1985
- Rocky Balboa 2006
- Rambo 2008
William Friedkin - Just tidying up a few Friedkin films I've yet to see (plus a sequel and a doc on the man)
- The Boys in the Band 1970
- The French Connection 1971
- French Connection II 1975
- Rampage 1987
- Friedkin Uncut 2018
Spike Lee - I'm not the biggest Spike Lee fan but lets have another go with 5 more I've not seen yet.
- Clockers 1995
- Inside Man (2006)
- Oldboy 2013
- Da 5 Bloods 2020
- David Byrne’s American Utopia 2020
Wim Wenders - Never seen anything by Wenders before, high time I started.
- The American Friend 1977
- Room 666 1982
- Paris, Texas 1984
- Tokyo-Ga 1985
- Wings of Desire 1987
Penelope Spheeris - I've been looking forward to watching my 'Decline' blu-ray boxset and a couple more of her punk films.
The Decline of Western Civilization 1981
The Boys Next Door 1985
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years 1988
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III 1998
Coen Brothers - Catching up on some Coen classics I've missed over the years.
Raising Arizona 1987
Miller’s Crossing 1990
The Ladykillers 2004
No Country for Old Men 2007
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013
Federico Fellini - Some of these films are acclaimed as the greatest ever, I hope that's true.
Juliet of the Spirits 1965
Fellini Satyricon 1969
Fellini: A Director’s Notebook 1969
Walter Hill - These 5 finish off all his early classics and a couple of 90s movies.
Hard Times 1975
The Long Riders 1980
Streets of Fire 1984
Another 48 Hrs. 1990
Geronimo: An American Legend 1993
Pedro Almodóvar - I've only ever seen his latest film, time to dig into his earlier stuff.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988
All About My Mother 1999
Talk to Her 2002
Broken Embraces 2009
The Skin I Live In 2011
Aww...I liked The Big Chill. It's the best film I've yet seen that somewhat answers "What happened to all the hippies and protestors that were going to change the world?" Most other films just toss off a reductive answer, but this one has layers.Got a free trial to one of those Prime Video channels last month, and it ended today. There were probably in total about 50 movies available ‘exclusively’ on there (not on any other service I have access to), and I managed to hit a solid 30 of those:
Highlight has got to be Bunny Lake is Missing, and the low point was probably The Big Chill.
There were a few other films I really wanted to check out, Bonnie and Clyde most namely. Honestly, I'm considering doing a double-dip to round things out, by getting another trial on a family member’s account...
Kept this in the back of my head but wasn't having any luck... until I wanted to watch something last night and I saw a similar deal pop up, once again for Hollywood Suite. $2.50 for three months! I'll make good use out of it for sure.^ If you have Amazon Prime and you check regularly you can often find channels for free, or at a massive discount. As long as you are careful to unsubscribe at the end of the promotional period, then sign up for something else. I've got 3-months of the BFIplayer channel on Amazon for £2.97 at the moment.
That might be true, but I guess for me I just don't care too much for a film that answers that question. It was good for the first, I don't know, hour, but then felt like it ran its course. Maybe when I'm a bit older I'll feel differently about it, who knows.Aww...I liked The Big Chill. It's the best film I've yet seen that somewhat answers "What happened to all the hippies and protestors that were going to change the world?" Most other films just toss off a reductive answer, but this one has layers.