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^Wow, interesting year for you! You've got some real classics mixed in with a lot of that B-rate genre stuff...eclectic year.
 

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It's taken 2-months to complete my last 25 films list (5 Directors, 5 Films (Part XIII)). There was a little bit of barrel scraping to complete some filmographies but some great discoveries too. @mnkykungfu was right "I think you'll really like Empire of the Sun" and I really did but the other 4 Spielberg movies were probably some of his worst (aka least best). The Hitchcock movies were an uneven selection but I enjoyed them all, especially 'Dial M for Murder'. The David Lynch doc and 'Straight Story' were fantastic, his other 3 were almost physically painful to endure. The Scott films were mostly lacklustre but the best was actually one of his latest, 'The Last Duel'. The Kurosawa films suggest I need to explore more of his brilliant early, gritty, lower budget, non-Samurai stuff.

For the next 25 films I'm going with 5x5 I've watched already: https://letterboxd.com/tm2yc/list/5-directors-5-films-part-xiv/ These are films I want to rewatch by famous directors because I love them but haven't reviewed them before, or films I hope are better than I remember. After the rather rum Spielberg selection on the last list, here are 5 to remind me how good he can be.

John Carpenter - I've reviewed all of JC's other films. I'm looking forward to seeing these again (except 'Dark Star').
Dark Star 1974
Elvis 1979
Escape from New York 1981
Starman 1984
Big Trouble in Little China 1986

Steven Spielberg - Some of my Spielberg favourites here but I've not seen Hook since I was nipper.
Hook 1991
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
Munich 2005
War Horse 2011
Lincoln 2012

Martin Scorsese - Stone cold classics that I've not revisited in a while.
Raging Bull 1980
Cape Fear 1991
Casino 1995
Bringing Out the Dead 1999
The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

Woody Allen - Five of my favourite Allen movies. Hope they hold up.
Bananas 1971
Sleeper 1973
Manhattan 1979
Zelig 1983
The Purple Rose of Cairo 1985

Terry Gilliam - I love Gilliam when he's making stuff like these five.
Time Bandits 1981
The Fisher King 1991
Twelve Monkeys 1995
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
Tideland 2005
 

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^ Rewatching those 25 favourite classics is too easy :LOL: so I'm challenging myself to watch another I haven't seen: https://letterboxd.com/tm2yc/list/5-directors-5-films-part-xv/

Claude Lanzmann - Time to watch through my 'Shoah and four films after Shoah' Masters of Cinema boxset.
Shoah 1985
A Visitor from the Living 1997
Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. 2001
The Karski Report 2010
The Last of the Unjust 2013

Jim Jarmusch - I want to dip into my Jarmusch blu-ray set.
Stranger Than Paradise 1984
Down by Law 1986
Mystery Train 1989
Dead Man 1995
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999

Park Chan-wook - A watch (rewatch?) of Park Chan-wook's vengeance trilogy boxset.
Joint Security Area 2000
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance 2002
Oldboy 2003
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 2005
Old Days 2016

Alan Clarke - 5 more things to explore from my complete Alan Clarke collection.
Horatio Bottomley 1972
Fast Hands 1976
Baal 1982
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire 1985
The Firm 1989

Agnes Varda - Another 5 Agnes Varda films from the Criterion collection which I haven't seen yet.
Black Panthers 1968
Jane B. by Agnès V. 1988
Kung-Fu Master! 1988
The Gleaners and I 2000
The Beaches of Agnès 2008

I have a feeling I might of seen 'Oldboy' and 'Ghost Dog' when they came out but it's been a couple of decades, so I'm not sure.
 

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^ I'm still just over halfway through the last list but I'm going for another one as some of the films are available to stream right now: https://letterboxd.com/tm2yc/list/5-directors-5-films-part-xvi/

Wes Anderson - Five more from his filmography that I've missed over the years, including his latest.
Hotel Chevalier 2007
The Darjeeling Limited 2007
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009
Moonrise Kingdom 2012
The French Dispatch 2021

Jean-Luc Godard - The last four Godard films that I "need" to see and one about him. Hopefully I like something out of these ones.
Alphaville 1965
Pierrot le Fou 1965
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her 1967
Weekend 1967
Godard Mon Amour 2017

Krzysztof Kieslowski - I don't think I've seen anything by him before and these are certainly hailed as classics.
Dekalog 1989
The Double Life of Véronique 1991
Three Colors: Blue 1993
Three Colors: White 1994
Three Colors: Red 1994

Peter Weir - I've sporadically watched Weir's work but have not seen four of these acclaimed movies. I just want to revisit M&C.
Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975
The Last Wave 1977
Gallipoli 1981
Dead Poets Society 1989
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003

Jacques Demy - Again I don't think I've seen anything by Demy, so these are a good start, plus a documentary by his wife Agnes Varda.
Lola 1961
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964
The Young Girls of Rochefort 1967
Model Shop 1969
The World of Jacques Demy 1995

I've seen Master and Commander before but I really want to see if it's better than I remember.
 

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If you remember it as anything less than awesome, then yes. ;)

That's a heckuva of an educational list. Definitely eating your film vegetables, so to speak.
 

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If you remember it as anything less than awesome, then yes. ;)

I remember Master and Commander being just short of awesome but over two decades it seems to have acquired the reputation of a faultless modern classic, so I'm curious to see it again.

That's a heckuva of an educational list. Definitely eating your film vegetables, so to speak.

Yes and to further that metaphor, I think the Godard films are going to be like eating over cooked spinach and sprouts. But they'll probably do me good.
 

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Well, I suppose I'd fault it for revealing its origins as a book that's part of a series. The film certainly shows that it's hoping for the same, though you can point to nearly any big blockbuster these days and argue it's trying to set up a series, or pay off one.

Yeah, both Goddard and Demy fall into that category of European films that are a bit drier and headier and more self-indulgent than I think I'm mentally equipped for. I don't like cooked spinach either, so that metaphor works for me.
 

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Hi everyone, new user here. I thought I'd drop a link to my page but I'm too new. Its under Spirit_Gunna
 
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