What do we watch? is a tough one to answer.
We decided to break out of our self-established, comfortable, filter bubble and started watching movies alphabetically.
Here are the previous rounds:
For just this third round, we’ve expanded the series to watch movies that start with the numbers 0 through 9. Overall, it was a better round than the previous one and some films left a lasting impression.
Think of Sacha Baren Cohen what you want. He puts the finger into the wound. He did it again. Sure, that went over the top sometimes…
Can’t go wrong with Hitchcock. This one plays in England.
Watched it during christmas time. There’s no better time to watch it. Tiny giggling when an ex president gave directions in the lobby. Who could have known.
Fascinating and unsettling at the same time. Seeing this sushi restaurant owner striving for perfection and not accepting less. The viewer get’s to know him a bit.
I’ve seen Anthony Bourdain visiting him once and this is probably a reason why we decided to watch it with English subtitles.
Eventually this movie lead to a new item on my bucket list.
A low budget movie with quite some interesting takes on the cinematography.
I’ve been to Krabi, Thailand, myself and found it pleasant to see some places again.
Gaspar Noe is my favorite director.
This is a short movie (51 minutes) about the process of making movies.
You will be exhausted like you’d have watched an intense 3 hour thriller without any break.
If you’re planning to watch this, I recommend darken your room. Do not watch it if you had epileptic episodes. I warned you.
Had high hopes because of the cast. I can’t understand how one can still produce such movies.
Another movie by Gaspar Noe. English title is “I Stand Alone”. It’s Noe’s first full length movie, taking some characaters from his previous short movies.
This is an inner dialogue of a person: you hear the person you’re following thinking. There is a warning in the movie that gives you 30 seconds to leave the cinema. Take it serious.
The movie breaks many social rules. It is hard to withstand. If you like such rule-breaking movies:
I was surprised about this one. I watched it in the theatre back in the days.
The movie creates an amazing atmosphere and features good cinematography. Pay attention to how characters are entering the picture for the first time. And some leave the picture before the end of the movie, we all know that.
A classic hacker movie.
Fun to watch over the top action-hero, where everything just works out. Almost.
Quite funny to see brick and mortar book stores struggle with new competition. I felt a bias was transported here.
It’s a lulling movie. Seeing early operating system GUIs again made me giggle some times.
This film paved the way for geopolitical thrillers. It’s about the Greek junta from 1967 to 1974. However, that information could not be revealed clearly in the movie - for political reasons.
Creating this is brave. The result is a well watchable movie.
If you like dark and violent movies, this one is for you. Gave me goosebumps a few times. Topic is the US haunting for a popular terrorist.
I love motorsports and I imbibe everything related to it. This is a nice documentary of the early Formula 1 days with lots of original footage.
This was a fun people, music and drug movie. The sound track is great (Punk and House music).
Plenty of cameos.
Oh yes, the 3-Iron can not solely be used to play Golf. Barely any speaking by the protagonists.
Gaspar Noe said this film inspired him. Consequently, it’s already been on my to watch list.
Plays in 1980’s Romania.
This is not for the squeamish.
Haven’t seen this one in the 90s and had positive associations to it. Had.
Finally I know the origin of a quote I heard quite often. Can’t remember where tho.
It’s really sad to see such a promising topic rehashed into a boring, linear and unthrilling movie.
No, the title does not contain a typo. The movie did a good job on the emotional roller coaster one goes through in the eighth grad.
Somehow I felt the movie tried to be too much and lost its plot. Quite disappointing for a Polanski.