Rate EVERY Criterion film you've seen - here's the list

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  1. John Randolph

    John Randolph Stunt Coordinator

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    Rate the movies, not the DVDs. And, if you've seen some of these, PLEASE take a little bit of time to rate them because this list took me a HELL of a long time to type.


    The 39 Steps

    The 400 Blows

    8 1/2

    À Nous la Liberté

    Alexander Nevsky

    All That Heaven Allows

    Alphaville

    Amarcord

    And God Created Woman

    And the Ship Sails On

    Andrei Rublev

    Armageddon

    Autumn Sonata

    L' Avventura

    Ballad of a Soldier

    Band of Outsiders

    The Bank Dick

    Beastie Boys Video Anthology

    Beauty and the Beast

    Big Deal on Madonna Street

    Billy Liar

    Black Narcissus

    Black Orpheus

    The Blob

    Blood for Dracula

    Blood of a Poet

    Bob le Flambeur

    Branded to Kill

    Brazil

    Brief Encounter

    by Brakhage—An Anthology

    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier

    Carnival of Souls

    Charade

    Chasing Amy

    Children of Paradise

    Cleo from 5 to 7

    Closely Watched Trains

    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set

    Contempt

    Coup de torchon

    The Cranes Are Flying

    Cries and Whispers

    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    Day of Wrath

    Dead Ringers

    Diabolique

    Diary of a Chambermaid

    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    Do the Right Thing

    Double Suicide

    Down by Law

    Dreyer Box Set

    Eisenstein: The Sound Years

    The Element of Crime

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fiend without a Face

    The Firemen's Ball

    Fishing with John

    Flesh for Frankenstein

    For All Mankind

    General Idi Amin Dada

    George Washington

    Gertrud

    Gimme Shelter

    Good Morning

    Grand Illusion

    Great Expectations

    Grey Gardens

    Hamlet

    Hard Boiled

    The Harder They Come

    Häxan

    Hearts and Minds

    Henry V

    The Hidden Fortress

    High and Low

    Hopscotch

    The Horse's Mouth

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    I Am Curious...Box Set

    I Am Curious—Blue

    I Am Curious—Yellow

    I Know Where I'm Going!

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    In the Mood for Love

    Insomnia

    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II

    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey

    Juliet of the Spirits

    The Killer

    The Killers

    Kwaidan

    The Lady Eve

    The Lady Vanishes

    The Last Temptation of Christ

    The Last Wave

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    Life of Brian

    The Long Good Friday

    Lord of the Flies

    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    Loves of a Blonde

    M

    M. Hulot's Holiday

    The Magic Flute

    Man Bites Dog

    Le Million

    Mon Oncle

    Mona Lisa

    Monterey Pop

    The Most Dangerous Game

    My Life as a Dog

    My Man Godfrey

    The Naked Kiss

    Nanook of the North

    The Night Porter

    A Night to Remember

    Nights of Cabiria

    Notorious

    Oliver Twist

    Ordet

    Orpheus

    Orphic Trilogy

    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    Peeping Tom

    Pépé le Moko

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Playtime

    Pygmalion

    Rashomon

    Ratcatcher

    Rebecca

    Red Beard

    The Red Shoes

    Rififi

    RoboCop

    The Rock

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Ruling Class

    Rushmore

    Salesman

    Salò

    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto

    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple

    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island

    Sanjuro

    The Scarlet Empress

    Seven Samurai

    The Seventh Seal

    Shock Corridor

    The Shop on Main Street

    Sid & Nancy

    Silence of the Lambs

    Sisters

    Solaris

    Spartacus

    Spellbound

    Straw Dogs

    Sullivan's Travels

    Summertime

    Taste of Cherry

    Testament of Orpheus

    That Obscure Object of Desire

    The Third Man

    This is Spinal Tap

    Time Bandits

    Tokyo Drifter

    Tokyo Olympiad

    Traffic

    Le Trou

    Trouble in Paradise

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Under the Roofs of Paris

    Vagabond

    The Vanishing

    Variety Lights

    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films

    Wages of Fear

    Walkabout

    Wild Strawberries

    Withnail and I

    Written on the Wind

    Yojimbo
     
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Supporting Actor

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    These are the films I've watched:
    All out of Four(****) Stars

    8 1/2 ***
    Armageddon * 1/2
    Brazil ****
    The Last Temptation of Christ ****
    Life of Brian *** 1/2
    Lord of the Flies **
    RoboCop ***
    The Rock ** 1/2
    The Royal Tenenbaums *** 1/2
    Silence of the Lambs *** 1/2
    Spartacus ***
    The Third Man ****
    This is Spinal Tap ****
    Time Bandit ***
    Traffic *** 1/2
     
  3. Terry St

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    I have seen more of your list than what follows, but own these films. (albeit not necessarily the critereon versions) You will probably notice that what follows is all pretty positive. This is because I generally don't buy films I hate. [​IMG]
    Brazil
    This is one of Terry Gilliams mind bender flicks that also happens to be a dark comedy set in a somewhat orwellian future. Everytime I watch this film I try to figure out at what point the protagonist goes insane and come up with a new answer every time. You will probably never make complete sense of this film no matter how many times you watch it. It's definately fun trying though.
    The Hidden Fortress
    Not everyone likes Kurosawa flicks. I love 'em personally, and so did George Lucas apparantly. Parts of this flick were copied right down to the fades and wipes into the origional Star Wars. While the premise and some of the characters are also ripped off directly, the plot is quite different. The critereon version includes an introduction by George Lucas where he talks about how big of a Kurosawa fan he was and how much he loved this film prior to making Star Wars. He draws several comparisons between Kurosawa's film and his own, and then writes them off as a complete coincidence. [​IMG]
    In the Mood for Love
    This film is a basically a romance, but an odd one. I can't say much without spoiling it. It's a bit slow, but has incrediable style. I own a Canadian release that only had a stereo soundtrack, but it was absolutely pristine stereo and was a real treat to listen to. Probably the best sounding stereo flick I own. I think the Critereon version might be in 5.1. I'd be curious to know how those who have heard both versions feel the audio compares.
    Life of Brian
    Classic Monty Python. If you haven't seen this, at least rent it. Definately one of the better Monty Python flicks.
    RoboCop
    If you want some pretty hardcore sci-fi action Robocop will give it to you. It's pretty gritty and has an interesting style. A good flick, but not for the kiddies.
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    This is a pretty decent comedy/drama. I doubt it will pop up as even a blip on most film critics radars in 10 years or so though. Still, worth watching.
    Sanjuro
    This is far from my favorite Kurosawa flick but it is still an excellent film. The protagonist is the same as in Yojimbo, but this film is much more light hearted. The duel at the very end is truly jaw dropping, albeit not for the reasons you might expect. (You have been warned)
    Seven Samurai
    Compulsory viewing. Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune did some amazing work here. Like Yojimbo, this film was also remade as a western. "The Magnificent Seven" was but a pale shadow of the origional however. If you have never seen a Kurosawa flick, this is the one to start with.
    Silence of the Lambs
    This is the film that made Hannibal Lecter a household name synonymous with terror. Best viewed with some liver, fava beans, and a nice chianti. [​IMG]
    Spartacus
    This is one of the classic hollywood epics in the vein of Ben Hur and Gone with the Wind. It's a bit slow by modern standards, the special effects look dated, and the fight scenes aren't the impeccably choreographed MTV-style handheld/quick-cut fights you see today. Still, it's one of the great classics and well worth seeing.
    Yojimbo
    This is one of Kurosawa's best, and one of the great classics that ranks right up there with Casablanca. (in my book at least) It was remade as the classic Clint Eastwood film "Fistfull of Dollars" that gave birth to many other "Spaghetti Westersns" including "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".
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    Now for a question of my own. Has anyone here seen the criterion versions of the Samurai Trilogy? I've only seen crappy 16mm transfers that were almost painful to watch. If the criterion transfers are up to the same standard as the other Kurosawa films released so far I may have to order them...
     
  4. Brian Lawrence

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    My 4 star scale

    **** A Great Movie
    *** Very Good
    ** Good
    * Average

    No stars are given to films below Average or worse. (I've only listed the titles I have seen)


    The 39 Steps **
    The 400 Blows ***
    8 1/2 ****
    Alphaville *
    Andrei Rublev ****
    Armageddon
    Autumn Sonata ***
    The Bank Dick **
    Beauty and the Beast ***
    Black Narcissus ***
    Blood for Dracula
    Blood of a Poet
    Brazil **
    Carnival of Souls **
    Chasing Amy
    Cries and Whispers ****
    Dead Ringers **
    Diabolique *
    Diary of a Chambermaid *
    Do the Right Thing
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas **
    Fiend without a Face *
    George Washington **
    Good Morning
    Grand Illusion ***
    Great Expectations ***
    Hard Boiled *
    The Hidden Fortress ***
    High and Low **
    I Am Curious—Yellow
    In the Mood for Love **
    The Killer **
    The Lady Eve ***
    Lord of the Flies **
    M ***
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    Man Bites Dog *
    Mona Lisa *
    The Most Dangerous Game **
    My Life as a Dog ***
    My Man Godfrey **
    A Night to Remember **
    Nights of Cabiria ****
    Notorious ****
    Oliver Twist ***
    Orpheus ***
    The Passion of Joan of Arc ***
    Peeping Tom **
    Picnic at Hanging Rock ****
    Rebecca ****
    The Red Shoes ****
    RoboCop **
    The Rock NR
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Ruling Class ***
    Rushmore **
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto ***
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple **
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island ***
    Seven Samurai **
    The Seventh Seal ****
    Sid & Nancy **
    Silence of the Lambs **
    Sisters ***
    Solaris ***
    Spartacus ***
    Spellbound
    Straw Dogs *
    Sullivan's Travels ****
    Taste of Cherry *
    The Third Man *
    This is Spinal Tap ***
    Time Bandits *
    Traffic **
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being ***
    Vagabond *
    Walkabout ****
    Wild Strawberries **
    Written on the Wind NR
     
  5. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Ratings out of 5
    The 400 Blows 4/5
    8 1/2 4.5/5
    Armageddon 1/5
    L' Avventura 3.5/5
    Billy Liar 3/5
    The Blob 1.5/5
    Carnival of Souls 1.5/5
    Chasing Amy 4/5
    Cries and Whispers 4.5/5
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 3.5/5
    Do the Right Thing 4.5/5
    The Element of Crime 1/5
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 4.5/5
    Gimme Shelter 3.5/5
    In the Mood for Love 4/5
    Insomnia 5/5
    Peeping Tom 3.5/5
    Picnic at Hanging Rock 4.5/5
    Playtime 5/5
    Ratcatcher 3.5/5
    RoboCop 2/5
    The Rock 1/5
    The Royal Tenenbaums 3.5/5
    Rushmore 4.5/5
    Salò 0.5/5
    Silence of the Lambs 3.5/5
    Solaris 2.5/5
    That Obscure Object of Desire 3.5/5
    This is Spinal Tap 4/5
    Traffic 4/5
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being 4.5/5
    The Vanishing 4.5/5
     
  6. Doug D

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    Just remember, you asked for it. I eliminated redundant entries.

    ALL TIME ENDURING CLASSICS IN MY CANON:
    The 400 Blows
    8 1/2
    Andrei Rublev
    by Brakhage—An Anthology (only seen some of the shorts, but makes it on that alone)
    Children of Paradise
    Contempt
    Do the Right Thing
    Down by Law
    Grand Illusion
    Gimme Shelter
    Hard Boiled
    High and Low
    In the Mood for Love
    Kwaidan
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    M
    Notorious
    Orphic Trilogy
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Rififi
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Rushmore
    Sanjuro
    Seven Samurai
    The Seventh Seal
    Shock Corridor (no one agrees with me on this, but I love it)
    The Third Man
    This is Spinal Tap
    Tokyo Olympiad
    Wages of Fear
    Walkabout
    Wild Strawberries
    Yojimbo

    QUITE GOOD MOVIES
    Beauty and the Beast
    Branded to Kill
    Brazil
    Brief Encounter
    Carnival of Souls
    Charade
    Dead Ringers
    Diabolique
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fishing with John
    For All Mankind
    Grey Gardens
    Insomnia
    Life of Brian
    Rebecca
    RoboCop
    Salesman
    Solaris
    Taste of Cherry
    Traffic
    Vagabond

    REASONABLY DIVERTING/INTERESTING
    The 39 Steps
    Amarcord
    Band of Outsiders
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    Black Orpheus
    The Blob
    Bob le Flambeur
    Chasing Amy
    Closely Watched Trains
    The Element of Crime
    The Harder They Come
    The Killer
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Last Wave
    Nights of Cabiria
    Peeping Tom
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Rashomon
    Red Beard
    Spartacus
    Sullivan's Travels
    Time Bandits
    Tokyo Drifter
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    The Vanishing - not my taste, but very well done
    Withnail and I

    SHRUG
    Autumn Sonata
    Black Narcissus
    Cries and Whispers
    George Washington
    The Hidden Fortress
    Le Million
    The Naked Kiss
    Oliver Twist
    Pépé le Moko
    Ratcatcher
    The Rock
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto
    Sid & Nancy
    Silence of the Lambs
    Sisters
    Spellbound

    UGH
    Alphaville
    Armageddon
    Good Morning
    Playtime (saw 1/2 of, hated)

    HAVEN'T SEEN, CURIOUS TO
    À Nous la Liberté
    All That Heaven Allows
    And the Ship Sails On
    L' Avventura
    Ballad of a Soldier
    The Bank Dick
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Billy Liar
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Coup de torchon
    The Cranes Are Flying
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
    Diary of a Chambermaid
    Double Suicide
    Dreyer Box Set
    General Idi Amin Dada
    Häxan
    Hearts and Minds
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Killers
    The Lady Eve
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    The Long Good Friday
    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Mona Lisa
    Monterey Pop
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    The Red Shoes
    The Scarlet Empress
    The Shop on Main Street
    That Obscure Object of Desire
    Le Trou
    Trouble in Paradise
    Written on the Wind

    HAVEN'T SEEN, WILL PROBABLY GET AROUND TO SOMEDAY
    And God Created Woman
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years
    Fiend without a Face
    The Firemen's Ball
    The Horse's Mouth
    I Am Curious...Box Set
    Loves of a Blonde
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    Mon Oncle
    The Most Dangerous Game
    Nanook of the North
    The Night Porter
    The Ruling Class
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island
    Straw Dogs
    Summertime
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Variety Lights
    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films


    HAVEN'T SEEN, NOT INTERESTED
    Blood for Dracula
    Flesh for Frankenstein
    Great Expectations
    Hamlet
    Henry V
    Hopscotch
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    Lord of the Flies
    The Magic Flute
    Man Bites Dog
    A Night to Remember
    Pygmalion
    Salò
     
  7. Jason Whyte

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    What a fantasic idea! In fact, this should be a reference thread for the members of HTF Movies...I'll certainly update with ratings as I see further Criterions in my colletion.
    The 39 Steps
    The 400 Blows ****
    8 1/2 ****
    À Nous la Liberté
    Alexander Nevsky
    All That Heaven Allows
    Alphaville
    Amarcord
    And God Created Woman
    And the Ship Sails On
    Andrei Rublev
    Armageddon *1/2
    Autumn Sonata
    L' Avventura
    Ballad of a Soldier
    Band of Outsiders
    The Bank Dick
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology ***
    Beauty and the Beast
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Billy Liar
    Black Narcissus
    Black Orpheus
    The Blob
    Blood for Dracula
    Blood of a Poet
    Bob le Flambeur
    Branded to Kill ***1/2
    Brazil ****
    Brief Encounter
    by Brakhage—An Anthology
    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier
    Carnival of Souls
    Charade
    Chasing Amy ***1/2
    Children of Paradise
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Closely Watched Trains
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set
    Contempt
    Coup de torchon
    The Cranes Are Flying
    Cries and Whispers
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
    Day of Wrath
    Dead Ringers
    Diabolique
    Diary of a Chambermaid
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Do the Right Thing ****
    Double Suicide
    Down by Law
    Dreyer Box Set
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years
    The Element of Crime
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ***
    Fiend without a Face
    The Firemen's Ball
    Fishing with John
    Flesh for Frankenstein
    For All Mankind ****
    General Idi Amin Dada
    George Washington ****
    Gertrud
    Gimme Shelter ****
    Good Morning
    Grand Illusion ****
    Great Expectations
    Grey Gardens
    Hamlet
    Hard Boiled ***
    The Harder They Come
    Häxan
    Hearts and Minds
    Henry V
    The Hidden Fortress
    High and Low
    Hopscotch
    The Horse's Mouth
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    I Am Curious—Blue
    I Am Curious—Yellow
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    In the Mood for Love ****
    Insomnia ***1/2
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II
    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Killer ***
    The Killers
    Kwaidan
    The Lady Eve
    The Lady Vanishes
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    The Last Wave
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Life of Brian ***1/2
    The Long Good Friday
    Lord of the Flies ***
    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Loves of a Blonde
    M
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    The Magic Flute
    Man Bites Dog ***1/2
    Le Million
    Mon Oncle
    Mona Lisa
    Monterey Pop
    The Most Dangerous Game
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    The Naked Kiss
    Nanook of the North
    The Night Porter
    A Night to Remember
    Nights of Cabiria
    Notorious
    Oliver Twist
    Ordet
    Orpheus
    Orphic Trilogy
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Peeping Tom
    Pépé le Moko
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Playtime
    Pygmalion
    Rashomon
    Ratcatcher
    Rebecca
    Red Beard
    The Red Shoes
    Rififi ****
    RoboCop ***1/2
    The Rock ***
    The Royal Tenenbaums ****
    The Ruling Class
    Rushmore ****
    Salesman
    Salò
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island
    Sanjuro
    The Scarlet Empress
    Seven Samurai
    The Seventh Seal ****
    Shock Corridor
    The Shop on Main Street
    Sid & Nancy
    Silence of the Lambs ***1/2
    Sisters
    Solaris
    Spartacus ***1/2
    Spellbound
    Straw Dogs
    Sullivan's Travels
    Summertime
    Taste of Cherry
    Testament of Orpheus
    That Obscure Object of Desire
    The Third Man Coming VERY soon!
    This is Spinal Tap ****
    Time Bandits ***1/2
    Tokyo Drifter
    Tokyo Olympiad ****
    Traffic ****
    Le Trou
    Trouble in Paradise
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    Vagabond
    The Vanishing
    Variety Lights
    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films
    Wages of Fear
    Walkabout
    Wild Strawberries
    Withnail and I
    Written on the Wind
    Yojimbo
     
  8. Yee-Ming

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    For All Mankind 4/5

    what makes this different is that, with one exception, everything is shot by Apollo astronauts during their missions. never mind cinema verite, this is real life, skilfully edited together to make a compelling documentary about the quest for the Moon.

    a very good companion to From The Earth To The Moon, which of course is dramatized.
     
  9. Matthew_Millheiser

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    I'll comment on the ones I've seen, on a 10-scale:
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    The 39 Steps -- 7.5. Not my favorite British Hitchcock (see below), but a wonderful little thriller, with your quintessential "innocent guy on the run" motif Hitch was so fond of.
    8 1/2 -- 9. I admire it much more than I enjoy it, which kept it from a 10.
    Alexander Nevsky -- 8. All rousing speeches, heroic posturing, and thinly veiled Stalinist propaganda, but damn if it doesn't have some of the best battle scenes ever committed to film
    Armageddon -- 7. Screw you all. This film is fun, it ain't a "guilty pleasure", and if you don't like it I'll break you with my bare hands!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology -- 10 if you are a Beasties fan, 7 if you just like innovative videos, 0 if you couldn't care less.
    Beauty and the Beast -- 10. Personal favorite of mine, just about the finest screen fantasy ever produced.
    Black Narcissus -- 8. A technicolor marvel, but not as good as other P&P classics,
    Blood of a Poet -- 8. A sculpture mated with a poem and disguised the child as a film. Pure lyricism.
    Brazil -- 10. Greatest... movie... EVER!
    Brief Encounter -- 7.5. David Lean handles lurid melodrama with entertaining if heartbreaking results, hampered by a wimped-out epilogue.
    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier -- 6. Informative but somewhat lifeless documentary on one of cinema's greatest talents.
    Carnival of Souls -- 5. Way overrated but not without some redeeming features.
    Charade -- 9.5. Hollywood magic at its finest. Grant and Hepburn have chunks of talent in their poop that thoroughly dwarf Wahlberg and Newton into oblivion.
    Chasing Amy -- 8. Smith's best work.
    Children of Paradise -- 8.5. Lovely, amazing film, but not without its frustrations. Still, a classic.
    Day of Wrath -- 8. One of Dreyer's finest constructions.
    Do the Right Thing -- 9. Spike Lee's masterpiece.
    Double Suicide -- 7. Beautiful, poetic, but somewhat mundane at times. Loosely similar subject matter handled better in Brief Encounter and In The Mood For Love.
    Dreyer Box Set -- see individual entries. Overall average is a 7.
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years -- see invidiaul entries. Overall average is an 8.5.
    The Element of Crime -- 8. von Trier's debut feature is haunting and remarkable.
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas -- 7.5. Gilliam did the unthinkable and filmed the unfilmable. Not without its flaws, but a good film nonetheless.
    General Idi Amin Dada -- 5. Has its moments, but zzzzzzzzz...
    Gertrud -- 5. Some great shots, but wake me up when it's over....
    Good Morning -- 8. Who said Ozu didn't like a good fart joke?
    Grand Illusion -- 10. Um... yeah, it's brilliant.
    Hamlet -- 8. Citizen Dane, but a great adaptation.
    Hard Boiled -- 8.5. My first Woo (in the theaters!) and a superior action flick
    Henry V -- 8.5. A storybook come to life.
    The Hidden Fortress -- 7.5. Not Kurosawa's finest, but a great adventure story.
    High and Low -- 8. Falls apart in the third act, but redeems itself with a superior epilogue.
    In the Mood for Love -- 10. One of the most beautiful and moving films ever committed to celluloid.
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II -- 9. Eisenstein's epic is grand and splendid and perhaps one of the scariest non-horror films ever made.
    The Killer -- 9. Woo's masterpiece.
    Kwaidan -- 8.5. Overlong, but one of the greatest horror films ever made.
    The Lady Vanishes -- 9.5. Classic Hitch, the last of his early British phase and his best.
    The Last Temptation of Christ -- 9. Scorsese is firing on almost all cylinders here.
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp -- 8.75. Just a great, great movie.
    M. Hulot's Holiday -- 7.5. A sweet little comic caper.
    Mona Lisa -- 7.5. Between this and the Long Good Friday, Hoskins just rules the screen.
    More descriptions to come, so I'll just rate them for now.
    Notorious -- 8
    Ordet -- 9
    Orpheus -- 8.75
    Orphic Trilogy -- 7.6 (average of 3)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc -- 10
    Peeping Tom -- 6.5
    Rashomon -- 10
    Rebecca -- 8.75
    Red Beard -- 8.5
    The Red Shoes -- 9.25
    RoboCop -- 8.25
    The Rock -- 7.5
    The Royal Tenenbaums -- 7
    Rushmore -- 8
    Sanjuro -- 7.5
    Seven Samurai -- 10
    The Seventh Seal -- 10
    Silence of the Lambs -- 8
    Solaris -- 7.75
    Spartacus -- 8
    Testament of Orpheus -- 6.25 (*) On an objective scale, this film doesn't work on its own. As a reflection of Orpheus and as a spiritual cousin Blood of a Poet, the film is a solid 8. This makes more sense if you've seen the films in question.
    The Third Man -- 9.5 (Greatest final scene in movie history EVER!)
    This is Spinal Tap -- 11
    Time Bandits -- 8
    Traffic -- 8
    Yojimbo -- 7.45
     
  10. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    I would really like to check out a lot more of these films, it can be hard to locate most of these titles at the local video library. The currency conversion is quite high for Criterion titles as well, so I really have a limit on what I can actually own. Which is only about 7 or 8.
    Like Jason, I love to keep film lists [​IMG]. I'll be updating whenever possible as well.
    The 39 Steps - ****
    The 400 Blows - ****
    8 1/2 - ****
    À Nous la Liberté
    Alexander Nevsky
    All That Heaven Allows
    Alphaville
    Amarcord - ***
    And God Created Woman
    And the Ship Sails On
    Andrei Rublev
    Armageddon - *
    Autumn Sonata
    L' Avventura
    Ballad of a Soldier
    Band of Outsiders - ****
    The Bank Dick
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology - ****
    Beauty and the Beast
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Billy Liar
    Black Narcissus
    Black Orpheus
    The Blob - ***1/2
    Blood for Dracula
    Blood of a Poet
    Bob le Flambeur
    Branded to Kill
    Brazil - ****
    Brief Encounter
    by Brakhage—An Anthology
    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier
    Carnival of Souls
    Charade
    Chasing Amy - ***1/2
    Children of Paradise - ***1/2
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Closely Watched Trains
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set
    Contempt
    Coup de torchon
    The Cranes Are Flying
    Cries and Whispers
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
    Day of Wrath
    Dead Ringers
    Diabolique
    Diary of a Chambermaid
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Do the Right Thing - ***1/2
    Double Suicide
    Down by Law
    Dreyer Box Set
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years
    The Element of Crime
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - ***1/2
    Fiend without a Face
    The Firemen's Ball
    Fishing with John
    Flesh for Frankenstein
    For All Mankind
    General Idi Amin Dada
    George Washington
    Gertrud
    Gimme Shelter - ****
    Good Morning
    Grand Illusion - ****
    Great Expectations - ***1/2
    Grey Gardens
    Hamlet - ****
    Hard Boiled - **
    The Harder They Come
    Häxan
    Hearts and Minds
    Henry V - ***
    The Hidden Fortress
    High and Low
    Hopscotch
    The Horse's Mouth
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    I Am Curious—Blue
    I Am Curious—Yellow
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    In the Mood for Love - ***1/2
    Insomnia
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II
    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Killer - **
    The Killers
    Kwaidan
    The Lady Eve
    The Lady Vanishes - ***1/2
    The Last Temptation of Christ - ***1/2
    The Last Wave
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Life of Brian - ***1/2
    The Long Good Friday
    Lord of the Flies - ***
    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Loves of a Blonde
    M - ****
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    The Magic Flute
    Man Bites Dog
    Le Million
    Mon Oncle
    Mona Lisa
    Monterey Pop
    The Most Dangerous Game
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    The Naked Kiss
    Nanook of the North
    The Night Porter
    A Night to Remember
    Nights of Cabiria
    Notorious - ****
    Oliver Twist - ***
    Ordet
    Orpheus
    Orphic Trilogy
    The Passion of Joan of Arc - ***
    Peeping Tom
    Pépé le Moko
    Picnic at Hanging Rock - ***
    Play Time
    Pygmalion
    Rashomon
    Ratcatcher
    Rebecca - ****
    Red Beard
    The Red Shoes - ****
    Rififi - ****
    RoboCop - ***
    The Rock - **
    The Royal Tenenbaums - ****
    The Ruling Class
    Rushmore - ****
    Salesman
    Salò
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island
    Sanjuro
    The Scarlet Empress
    Seven Samurai - ****
    The Seventh Seal - ****
    Shock Corridor
    The Shop on Main Street
    Sid & Nancy - ***
    Silence of the Lambs - ***1/2
    Sisters
    Solaris - ***
    Spartacus - ****
    Spellbound
    Straw Dogs
    Sullivan's Travels
    Summertime
    Taste of Cherry
    Testament of Orpheus
    That Obscure Object of Desire
    The Third Man - ****
    This is Spinal Tap - ****
    Time Bandits - ***
    Tokyo Drifter
    Tokyo Olympiad
    Traffic - ****
    Le Trou
    Trouble in Paradise
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being - ****
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    Vagabond
    The Vanishing
    Variety Lights
    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films
    Wages of Fear
    Walkabout
    Wild Strawberries - ***1/2
    Withnail and I
    Written on the Wind
    Yojimbo
     
  11. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Here are my ratings of the ones I've seen. I rate on a scale of one [​IMG] to five [​IMG] 's:
    The 400 Blows- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    8 1/2- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And the Ship Sails On- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Armageddon- [​IMG] 1/2
    Black Orpheus- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Blob- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Blood for Dracula- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Brazil- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Carnival of Souls- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chasing Amy- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Children of Paradise- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Cranes Are Flying- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cries and Whispers- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Day of Wrath- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Dead Ringers- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Diabolique- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Do the Right Thing- [​IMG]
    Double Suicide- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fiend without a Face- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Flesh for Frankenstein- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Hamlet- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Boiled- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Häxan- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Importance of Being Earnest- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    In the Mood for Love- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Insomnia- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Killer- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Killers- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Kwaidan- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Lady Vanishes- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Last Temptation of Christ- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp- [​IMG]
    Lord of the Flies- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Man Bites Dog- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My Life as a Dog- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Night to Remember- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Notorious- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Passion of Joan of Arc- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Peeping Tom- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Picnic at Hanging Rock- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Rashomon- [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rebecca- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Red Shoes- [​IMG] 1/2
    RoboCop- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Rock- [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Royal Tenenbaums- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rushmore- [​IMG] 1/2
    Salò- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Seven Samurai- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Seventh Seal- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shock Corridor- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Silence of the Lambs- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sisters- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Solaris- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Spartacus- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Spellbound- [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Straw Dogs- [​IMG] [​IMG] http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    Sullivan's Travels- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    That Obscure Object of Desire- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    The Third Man- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    This is Spinal Tap- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    Time Bandits- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    Traffic- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
    The Vanishing- http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif
     
  12. Gui A

    Gui A Supporting Actor

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    What about the LDs? Ghostbusters, Trainspotting, Evita, The Princess Bride, King Kong... etc. All are Criterion titles too, right?
    There's a list Here
     
  13. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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    I am currently on a mission to collect all Criterion DVDs, so I will try to update the list as well.
    My rating scale is out of 4 [​IMG]s. If it's followed by a (*), that means I currently own it.
    The 39 Steps [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A nice film, but not Hitchcock's best. However, I didn't see it in a while and may re-evaluate it after I buy it.
    The 400 Blows
    8 1/2 [​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm not really "getting" Fellini's work yet, though I'm trying to, especially after watching Amarcord today.
    À Nous la Liberté
    Alexander Nevsky [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Beautifully filmed, and the simple nature of the heroic vs evil characters are fun, but it loses a star for its propaganda nature.
    All That Heaven Allows
    Alphaville
    Amarcord [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Again, still not "groking" Fellini, but this film had some genuinely enjoyable and brilliant moments.
    And God Created Woman
    And the Ship Sails On
    Andrei Rublev
    Armageddon [​IMG]
    Autumn Sonata
    L' Avventura
    Ballad of a Soldier
    Band of Outsiders
    The Bank Dick
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    Beauty and the Beast
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Billy Liar
    Black Narcissus
    Black Orpheus
    The Blob
    Blood for Dracula
    Blood of a Poet
    Bob le Flambeur
    Branded to Kill
    Brazil [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Probably the most "fun" Criterion movie I own. The over-the-top characters alone make this one great to watch repeatedly.
    Brief Encounter
    by Brakhage—An Anthology
    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier [​IMG][​IMG] *
    I'm not big on documentaries usually.
    Carnival of Souls
    Charade
    Chasing Amy [​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm lukewarm on Kevin Smith, and like his entire film output, I like some of Chasing Amy but not the rest. A little too preachy and took itself more seriously, but failed to connect emotionally for me.
    Children of Paradise
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Closely Watched Trains
    The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set
    Contempt
    Coup de torchon
    The Cranes Are Flying
    Cries and Whispers
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
    Day of Wrath [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    My first Dreyer film, and I fell in love with his work right there. Patient, touching, effective. I definitely plan on re-watching it. I left off a half-star because I'm saving it for another Dreyer film...
    Dead Ringers
    Diabolique
    Diary of a Chambermaid
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Do the Right Thing [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    I feel that Spike Lee is the most important director of the past 15 years, so of course I hold this film in high regard. It is tied with Malcolm X as Spike's best work in my book. A Criterion of that movie would be a dream come true.
    Double Suicide
    Down by Law
    Dreyer Box Set (see individual films) *
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years (see individual films) *
    The Element of Crime
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fiend without a Face
    The Firemen's Ball
    Fishing with John
    Flesh for Frankenstein
    For All Mankind
    General Idi Amin Dada
    George Washington
    Gertrud [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    After seeing Day of Wrath and Ordet from that box set, this was a little dissappointing. The mixture / conflict of religous faith and romantic love is what drew me into Dreyer's films, and the former is not present here.
    Gimme Shelter
    Good Morning
    Grand Illusion [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Fantastic characters, great acting, social relevance, comedy, drama- what else can you want from a movie?
    Great Expectations
    Grey Gardens
    Hamlet [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Olivier doing Shakespeare- how can you not love it? However, I personally prefer Branaugh's Hamelt, so it doesn't get the highest rating.
    Hard Boiled [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Fantastic action, but everything else bores me.
    The Harder They Come
    Häxan
    Hearts and Minds
    Henry V
    The Hidden Fortress [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Kurasawa is what got me started collecting Criterions in the first place. Great stuff.
    High and Low [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    On the other hand, I don't really dig this one too much. Maybe I'm too stuck on the historical aspect of these movies, but the "magic" is gone in this contemporary setting.
    Hopscotch
    The Horse's Mouth
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    I Am Curious...Box Set
    I Am Curious—Blue
    I Am Curious—Yellow
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    The Importance of Being Earnest
    In the Mood for Love
    Insomnia
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Visual moving art at its best. One could spend hours picking these scenes apart. Part II especially is quite haunting.
    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey
    Juliet of the Spirits
    The Killer
    The Killers
    Kwaidan
    The Lady Eve
    The Lady Vanishes [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    One of the best combinations of Hitchcock's directing and quirky cast. My favorite of his British films.
    The Last Temptation of Christ [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I don't remember much about this movie and am dying to see it again, but I do remember it being quit powerful. Besides, it's just great to see Criterion do a Scorsese flick.
    The Last Wave
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Life of Brian [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Huge Python fan here.
    The Long Good Friday
    Lord of the Flies
    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Loves of a Blonde
    M
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    The Magic Flute
    Man Bites Dog
    Le Million
    Mon Oncle
    Mona Lisa
    Monterey Pop
    The Most Dangerous Game
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    The Naked Kiss
    Nanook of the North
    The Night Porter
    A Night to Remember [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    I enjoyed this one a lot more than I thought I would. I expected it to be a dry dissemintation of a historical event, but it was an entertaining film on its own.
    Nights of Cabiria
    Notorious [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Ingrid Bergman + Cary Grant + Hitchcock = movie gold.
    Oliver Twist
    Ordet [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Wow. This film is the reason why I collect Criterions- exotic films I never heard of that are just so amazing.
    Orpheus [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    I don't dig this French artsy stuff, but it's the most watchable of the three that come in that box set.
    Orphic Trilogy (see individual films)
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Peeping Tom
    Pépé le Moko
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Playtime
    Pygmalion
    Rashomon [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    My 2nd favorite Kurusawa- bold, unique, great performances.
    Ratcatcher
    Rebecca [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    I could never get enough of Bergman and Hitchock and I like this movie, but it gets just a bit ponderous at times.
    Red Beard [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Though the samurai thing is what got me into Kurusawa at first, this film is just as powerful but in a more understated way. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
    The Red Shoes
    Rififi
    RoboCop [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Ah, fond memories from my teenage days.
    The Rock [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A fun action flick; the most watchable from Bay.
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Ruling Class
    Rushmore
    Salesman
    Salò
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island
    Sanjuro [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    A bad-ass warrior being all... bad-ass. Sweet.
    The Scarlet Empress
    Seven Samurai [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] *
    Only four stars? This ranks in my top 5, easily.
    The Seventh Seal [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]*
    A bit too "artsy" for my tastes, but still enjoyable.
    Shock Corridor
    The Shop on Main Street
    Sid & Nancy
    Silence of the Lambs [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The criminal thriller thing isn't my favorite genre, but this is just so well-made. And it has Jodie Foster.
    Sisters
    Solaris [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Great concept, better execution.
    Spartacus [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]*
    Classic Holllywood epic, which I'm a sucker for.
    Spellbound [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Have I mentioned how much I like Hitchcock and Bergman?
    Straw Dogs
    Sullivan's Travels
    Summertime
    Taste of Cherry
    Testament of Orpheus [​IMG][​IMG]*
    More artsy stuff that I don't get. What is the point of purposefully contradicting half of the ideas presented in Orpheus? Maybe I need someone to explain these movies to me. Anyway, I can't give a high rating to something that seems like an appendix to another movie.
    That Obscure Object of Desire
    The Third Man [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Top-notch noir, with the best closing scene of any movie ever.
    This is Spinal Tap [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    This movie goes up to 11. My favorite one about music.
    Time Bandits
    Tokyo Drifter
    Tokyo Olympiad
    Traffic [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    A neat idea and some great moments, but got a little lost here and there. The color scheme wore me down as well.
    Le Trou
    Trouble in Paradise
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    Vagabond
    The Vanishing
    Variety Lights
    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films
    Wages of Fear
    Walkabout [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]*
    This one just didn't much for me personally.
    Wild Strawberries
    Withnail and I
    Written on the Wind
    Yojimbo [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]*
    As fan of Kurasawa and A Fist Full of Dollars, this one was a joy to watch... and re-watch... and re-re-watch.
     
  14. Justin Doring

    Justin Doring Screenwriter

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    From * to *****

    The 400 Blows *****
    Alexander Nevsky *****
    Armageddon *
    Autumn Sonata *****
    Beauty and the Beast ****
    Black Narcissus *****
    Brazil ***
    Dead Ringers *****
    Diabolique *****
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas **
    Häxan **
    Henry V *****
    Insomnia *****
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II *****
    Kwaidan ****
    The Long Good Friday ****
    M *****
    The Most Dangerous Game ***
    The Naked Kiss *
    The Night Porter ***
    Nights of Cabiria ****
    The Passion of Joan of Arc *****
    Peeping Tom ****
    Picnic at Hanging Rock *****
    The Red Shoes *****
    RoboCop ***
    The Rock *
    Seven Samurai *****
    The Seventh Seal *****
    Shock Corridor *
    Silence of the Lambs ***
    Sisters **
    Spartacus ****
    Summertime **
    Taste of Cherry ***
    Tokyo Drifter *
    Traffic ***
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being ***
    The Vanishing *****
    Wages of Fear *****
    Walkabout *****
     
  15. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

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    EXCELLENT!
    I love to see people's opinions about Criterions
    Perfect timing, just when I'm renting these titles from Netflix and Hollywood Video
    39 Steps
    400 Blows
    8 1/2
    À Nous la Liberté
    Alexander Nevsky
    All That Heaven Allows
    Alphaville *
    NOTE: Anybody else think that this film was very slow and boring?!
    Amarcord
    And God Created Woman
    And the Ship Sails On
    Andrei Rublev
    Armageddon **
    Autumn Sonata
    L' Avventura
    Ballad of a Soldier
    Band of Outsiders
    Bank Dick
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology
    Beauty and the Beast
    Big Deal on Madonna Street
    Billy Liar
    Black Narcissus
    Black Orpheus
    Blob, The ****
    Blood for Dracula
    Blood of a Poet
    Bob le Flambeur
    Branded to Kill
    Brazil
    Brief Encounter
    by Brakhage—An Anthology
    Carl Th. Dreyer - My Métier
    Carnival of Souls
    Charade
    Chasing Amy ****
    Children of Paradise
    Cleo from 5 to 7
    Closely Watched Trains
    Complete Monterey Pop Festival Box Set
    Contempt
    Coup de torchon
    Cranes Are Flying
    Cries and Whispers
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
    Day of Wrath
    Dead Ringers
    Diabolique ***
    Diary of a Chambermaid
    Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Do the Right Thing
    Double Suicide
    Down by Law
    Dreyer Box Set
    Eisenstein: The Sound Years
    Element of Crime
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fiend without a Face
    Firemen's Ball
    Fishing with John
    Flesh for Frankenstein
    For All Mankind
    General Idi Amin Dada
    George Washington
    Gertrud
    Gimme Shelter
    Good Morning (Ohayo) ** NOTE: not as good as I had hoped
    Grand Illusion
    Great Expectations
    Grey Gardens
    Hamlet
    Hard Boiled
    The Harder They Come
    Häxan
    Hearts and Minds
    Henry V
    Hidden Fortress
    High and Low
    Hopscotch
    Horse's Mouth
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    I Am Curious—Blue
    I Am Curious—Yellow
    I Know Where I'm Going!
    Importance of Being Earnest
    In the Mood for Love
    Insomnia ** NOTE: PERSONALLY I think that the remake was much better
    Ivan the Terrible - Parts I & II
    Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey
    Juliet of the Spirits
    Killer
    Killers
    Kwaidan
    Lady Eve
    Lady Vanishes
    Last Temptation of Christ
    Last Wave
    Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    Life of Brian
    Long Good Friday
    Lord of the Flies ***1/2
    Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    Loves of a Blonde
    M
    M. Hulot's Holiday
    Magic Flute
    Man Bites Dog
    Le Million ***1/2
    Mon Oncle
    Mona Lisa
    The Most Dangerous Game ***
    My Life as a Dog
    My Man Godfrey
    Naked Kiss
    Nanook of the North
    Night Porter
    A Night to Remember
    Nights of Cabiria
    Notorious
    Oliver Twist
    Ordet
    Orpheus
    Orphic Trilogy
    Passion of Joan of Arc
    Peeping Tom
    Pépé le Moko
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Playtime
    Pygmalion
    Rashomon
    Ratcatcher
    Rebecca
    Red Beard
    Red Shoes
    Rififi
    RoboCop
    Rock
    Royal Tenenbaums ****
    Ruling Class
    Rushmore ****
    Salesman
    Salò
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island
    Sanjuro
    Scarlet Empress
    Seven Samurai
    Seventh Seal
    Shock Corridor
    Shop on Main Street
    Sid & Nancy
    Silence of the Lambs
    Sisters
    Solaris
    Spartacus
    Spellbound
    Straw Dogs
    Sullivan's Travels
    Summertime
    Taste of Cherry
    Testament of Orpheus
    Obscure Object of Desire
    Third Man ****
    This is Spinal Tap
    Time Bandits ***1/2
    Tokyo Drifter
    Tokyo Olympiad
    Traffic ****
    Le Trou
    Trouble in Paradise
    Unbearable Lightness of Being
    Under the Roofs of Paris
    Vagabond
    Vanishing
    Variety Lights
    W.C. Fields - Six Short Films
    Wages of Fear
    Walkabout
    Wild Strawberries
    Withnail and I
    Written on the Wind
    Yojimbo
     
  16. DieterW

    DieterW Agent

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    These scores are from my IMDB ratings. A note for my ratings: 6 = acceptable, enjoyable / 7 = good, nice movie / 8 = very good movie, want to see it again right now / 9 = excellent movie, you'll hear me talking about this movie for the next couple of weeks / 10 = exceptional, special category.

    The 39 Steps [8/10]
    8 1/2 [8/10]
    Andrei Rublev [9/10]
    Beauty and the Beast [9/10]
    Black Narcissus [8/10]
    Children of Paradise [8/10]
    George Washington [6/10]
    Häxan [9/10]
    The Hidden Fortress [8/10]
    Life of Brian [7/10]
    M [10/10]
    Man Bites Dog [9/10]
    Nanook of the North [8/10]
    The Night Porter [7/10]
    The Passion of Joan of Arc [9/10]
    Peeping Tom [8/10]
    Rashomon [8/10]
    Red Beard [8/10]
    Salò [7/10]
    Sanjuro [8/10]
    Seven Samurai [9/10]
    The Seventh Seal [9/10]
    Sid & Nancy [7/10]
    Silence of the Lambs [8/10]
    Solaris [9/10]
    Spartacus [7/10]
    Taste of Cherry [7/10]
    This is Spinal Tap [7/10]
    Time Bandits [7/10]
    Traffic [7/10]
    The Vanishing [7/10]
    Yojimbo [8/10]
     
  17. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    out of 4 [​IMG]
    Armageddon [​IMG]
    Brazil [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chasing Amy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Do the Right Thing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hard Boiled [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Hidden Fortress [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Killer [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Last Temptation of Christ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Life of Brian [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rashomon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    RoboCop [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Rock [​IMG]
    The Royal Tenenbaums [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Sanjuro [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seven Samurai [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ++++++ (No rating is high enough)
    The Seventh Seal [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sid & Nancy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Silence of the Lambs [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Spartacus [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Straw Dogs (Is this Sam Peckinpah's SD? [​IMG] I didnt iknow there was a Criterion version!!)
    This is Spinal Tap [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Traffic [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Yojimbo [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]1/2
     
  18. Dustin Woods

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    I'm currently working my way through the catalog, but here are my ratings so far (out of 5 [​IMG] 's)
    Seen: 23 out of 184
    8 1/2 - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Armageddon - [​IMG] 1/2
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (though it helps that they are one of my favorite artists)
    Beauty and the Beast - [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Brazil - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chasing Amy - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Complete Monterey Pop - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Do The Right Thing - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Gimme Shelter - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hidden Fortress - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Lord of the Flies - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Picnic at Hanging Rock - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rebecca - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    RoboCop - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Rock - [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    The Royal Tenenbaums - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rushmore - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
    Sanjuro - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Seven Samurai - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Silence of the Lambs - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Traffic - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Yojimbo - [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 1/2
     
  19. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

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    (Ratings out of 10)
    Currently own:
    The 39 Steps - 9
    Brazil - 10
    Charade - 8
    Hard Boiled (non-CC) - 7
    The Hidden Fortress - 8
    High and Low - 8
    The Killer (non-CC) - 9
    Kwaidan - 8
    Life of Brian - 7
    Notorious - 9
    Rashomon - 10
    Rebecca - 7
    Red Beard - 10
    The Royal Tenenbaums - 9
    Rushmore - 9
    Sanjuro - 7
    Seven Samurai - 10
    This is Spinal Tap (non-CC) - 9
    Yojimbo - 7
    Used to own:
    8 1/2 - 3
    The Bank Dick - 2
    Beastie Boys Video Anthology - 6
    Black Orpheus - 6
    Brief Encounter - 6
    Carnival of Souls - 4
    Chasing Amy - 3
    Day of Wrath - 6
    Dead Ringers - 6
    Diabolique - 5
    Do the Right Thing - 8
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (used to own non-CC, intend to buy CC) - 8
    Fishing with John - 5
    For All Mankind - 7
    Good Morning - 5
    Hamlet - 3 (didn't watch very much of this)
    The Night Porter - 3
    RoboCop - 6
    Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto - 7
    Sid & Nancy - 8
    Silence of the Lambs - 8
    Sisters - 2
    Summertime - 4
    Time Bandits - 5
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being - 7
    Vagabond - 7
    Walkabout - 3
    Seen, but never owned:
    Cries and Whispers - 7
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising - 3
    The Lady Vanishes - 9
    Man Bites Dog - 1
    My Life as a Dog - 6
    The Rock - 1
    Spellbound - 5
    The Third Man - 10
    The Vanishing - 6
    Never seen, but on reserve at the library:
    L'Avventura
    Children of Paradise
    In the Mood for Love
    M
    The Red Shoes
    The Seventh Seal
    Traffic
    Wild Strawberries
    Most of the others I would like to see at least once.
     
  20. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    These are out of 10:
    The 39 Steps-7.5
    Do The Right Thing-9.5
    Notorious-8.5
    Rashomon-7
    Rebecca-8
    Robocop-7
    The Rock-9 (yeah, send me off to cinematic heretic land right now, I rated a Michael Bay "film" over Hitchcock and Kurosawa)
    The Royal Tenenbaums-9
    Rushmore-6
    Seven Samurai-9
    Seventh Seal-8.5
    Spartacus-8.5
    Straw Dogs-3
    The Third Man-10
    This Is Spinal Tap-11[​IMG]
    Wow, I've seen a lot more Criterions than I thought!
     

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