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


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#1 of 43 John Randolph

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Posted December 30 2002 - 03:50 AM

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 of 43 Joe D

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Posted December 30 2002 - 09:07 AM

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 of 43 Terry St

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Posted December 30 2002 - 10:34 AM

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. Posted Image

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. Posted Image

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. Posted Image

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 of 43 Brian Lawrence

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Posted December 30 2002 - 11:17 AM

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 of 43 Marc Colella

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Posted December 30 2002 - 11:17 AM

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 of 43 Doug D

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Posted December 30 2002 - 11:24 AM

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
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#7 of 43 Jason Whyte

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Posted December 30 2002 - 11:57 AM



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

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#8 of 43 Yee-Ming

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Posted December 30 2002 - 03:20 PM

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 of 43 Matthew_Millheiser

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Posted December 30 2002 - 03:26 PM

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!! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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

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#10 of 43 Nick Sievers

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Posted December 30 2002 - 03:59 PM

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 Posted Image. 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

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#11 of 43 Justin_S

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Posted December 30 2002 - 04:24 PM

Here are my ratings of the ones I've seen. I rate on a scale of one Posted Image to five Posted Image 's:


The 400 Blows- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

8 1/2- Posted Image Posted Image

And the Ship Sails On- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Armageddon- Posted Image 1/2

Black Orpheus- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Blob- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Blood for Dracula- Posted Image Posted Image

Brazil- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Carnival of Souls- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Chasing Amy- Posted Image Posted Image

Children of Paradise- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

The Cranes Are Flying- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Cries and Whispers- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Day of Wrath- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Dead Ringers- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Diabolique- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Do the Right Thing- Posted Image

Double Suicide- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Fiend without a Face- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Flesh for Frankenstein- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Hamlet- Posted Image Posted Image

Hard Boiled- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Häxan- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

The Importance of Being Earnest- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

In the Mood for Love- Posted Image Posted Image

Insomnia- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Killer- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Killers- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Kwaidan- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

The Lady Vanishes- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Last Temptation of Christ- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp- Posted Image

Lord of the Flies- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Man Bites Dog- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

My Life as a Dog- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

A Night to Remember- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Notorious- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Passion of Joan of Arc- Posted Image Posted Image

Peeping Tom- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Picnic at Hanging Rock- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Rashomon- Posted Image Posted Image

Rebecca- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Red Shoes- Posted Image 1/2

RoboCop- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

The Rock- Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

The Royal Tenenbaums- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Rushmore- Posted Image 1/2

Salò- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Seven Samurai- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Seventh Seal- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Shock Corridor- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Silence of the Lambs- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Sisters- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Solaris- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Spartacus- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Spellbound- Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

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#12 of 43 Gui A

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Posted December 30 2002 - 05:11 PM

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 of 43 Mike Broadman

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Posted December 30 2002 - 06:12 PM

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 Posted Images. If it's followed by a (*), that means I currently own it.


The 39 Steps Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted Image

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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted Image *
I'm not big on documentaries usually.

Carnival of Souls

Charade

Chasing Amy Posted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
Fantastic characters, great acting, social relevance, comedy, drama- what else can you want from a movie?

Great Expectations

Grey Gardens

Hamlet Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Fantastic action, but everything else bores me.

The Harder They Come

Häxan

Hearts and Minds

Henry V

The Hidden Fortress Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
Kurasawa is what got me started collecting Criterions in the first place. Great stuff.

High and Low Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
One of the best combinations of Hitchcock's directing and quirky cast. My favorite of his British films.

The Last Temptation of Christ Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
Ingrid Bergman + Cary Grant + Hitchcock = movie gold.

Oliver Twist

Ordet Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
Wow. This film is the reason why I collect Criterions- exotic films I never heard of that are just so amazing.

Orpheus Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
My 2nd favorite Kurusawa- bold, unique, great performances.

Ratcatcher

Rebecca Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Ah, fond memories from my teenage days.

The Rock Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
A bad-ass warrior being all... bad-ass. Sweet.

The Scarlet Empress

Seven Samurai Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image *
Only four stars? This ranks in my top 5, easily.

The Seventh Seal Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image*
A bit too "artsy" for my tastes, but still enjoyable.

Shock Corridor

The Shop on Main Street

Sid & Nancy

Silence of the Lambs Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The criminal thriller thing isn't my favorite genre, but this is just so well-made. And it has Jodie Foster.

Sisters

Solaris Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Great concept, better execution.

Spartacus Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image*
Classic Holllywood epic, which I'm a sucker for.

Spellbound Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Have I mentioned how much I like Hitchcock and Bergman?

Straw Dogs

Sullivan's Travels

Summertime

Taste of Cherry

Testament of Orpheus Posted ImagePosted Image*
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Top-notch noir, with the best closing scene of any movie ever.

This is Spinal Tap Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
This movie goes up to 11. My favorite one about music.

Time Bandits

Tokyo Drifter

Tokyo Olympiad

Traffic Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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 Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image*
This one just didn't much for me personally.

Wild Strawberries

Withnail and I

Written on the Wind

Yojimbo Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image*
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 of 43 Justin Doring

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Posted December 30 2002 - 09:28 PM

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 *****
"Home is where the theater is!"

#15 of 43 JohnS

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Posted December 31 2002 - 12:24 AM

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

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#16 of 43 DieterW

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Posted December 31 2002 - 01:02 AM

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 of 43 JonZ

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Posted December 31 2002 - 02:03 AM

out of 4 Posted Image

Armageddon Posted Image

Brazil Posted Image Posted Image

Chasing Amy Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Do the Right Thing Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Hard Boiled Posted Image Posted Image

The Hidden Fortress Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Killer Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Last Temptation of Christ Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Life of Brian Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Rashomon Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

RoboCop Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

The Rock Posted Image

The Royal Tenenbaums Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Samurai I - Musashi Miyamoto Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Samurai II - Duel at Ichijoji Temple Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Samurai III - Duel at Ganryu Island Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Sanjuro Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Seven Samurai Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image ++++++ (No rating is high enough)

The Seventh Seal Posted Image Posted Image

Sid & Nancy Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Silence of the Lambs Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

Spartacus Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Straw Dogs (Is this Sam Peckinpah's SD? Posted Image I didnt iknow there was a Criterion version!!)

This is Spinal Tap Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Traffic Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

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#18 of 43 Dustin Woods

Dustin Woods

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Posted December 31 2002 - 02:37 AM

I'm currently working my way through the catalog, but here are my ratings so far (out of 5 Posted Image 's)

Seen: 23 out of 184

8 1/2 - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Armageddon - Posted Image 1/2
Beastie Boys Video Anthology - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (though it helps that they are one of my favorite artists)
Beauty and the Beast - Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Brazil - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Chasing Amy - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Complete Monterey Pop - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Do The Right Thing - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Gimme Shelter - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Hidden Fortress - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Lord of the Flies - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Picnic at Hanging Rock - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Rebecca - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
RoboCop - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Rock - Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
The Royal Tenenbaums - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Rushmore - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2
Sanjuro - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Seven Samurai - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Silence of the Lambs - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Traffic - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Yojimbo - Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image 1/2

#19 of 43 ChuckDeLa

ChuckDeLa

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Posted December 31 2002 - 02:50 AM

(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 of 43 Andrew_Sch

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Posted December 31 2002 - 03:19 AM

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-11Posted Image


Wow, I've seen a lot more Criterions than I thought!
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