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  1. SteveGon

    An interesting Top 100 Film list...

    artsandfaith.com/t100/ Comments?
  2. SteveGon

    Tax question

    Okay, I believe my wife has wrongly filed her taxes. Backstory: I moved in with her in late January/early February of 2009. We were married on March 6th. She told me in mid-October that she was not happy with the marriage and I ended up moving out the last week of October. We have no children...
  3. SteveGon

    Holy crap! I'm...married!

    Yep, I finally took the plunge last Friday. Funny, I don't feel that different. Or maybe it just hasn't sunk in yet. Wish the wife liked zombie movies.
  4. SteveGon

    Cornfield: The Movie

    Never heard of it? It's a low budget riff on Cloverfield featuring....my nephew! Hopefully everything goes well - I know he's excited (even though he's not getting paid). According to the nephew: "I'm kinda a signifcant character... I'm a geeky wanna be fit in with the other geeks but...
  5. SteveGon

    Directors Another Obscure Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

    Adoor Gopalakrishnan (1941 - ) Acclaimed contemporary Indian director, considered the heir to Satyajit Ray. Oru Pennum Randaanum (2008) Naalu Pennungal (Four Women) (2007) Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair (2005) Nizhalkkuthu (Shadow Kill) (2002) Kalamandalam Gopi (1999) Kathapurushan...
  6. SteveGon

    Directors So, what did YOU have for Thanksgiving dinner?

    Prime rib, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, asparagus and hot buttered rolls. And strawberry cheesecake. Yum, yum, yum.
  7. SteveGon

    Directors Director's Checklist: Bertrand Blier

    Bertrand Blier (1939 - ) French director. Surprised he doesn't have a list already, and even more surprised that I've just now seen one of his films (several, including Buffet Froid, have been on my to-see list for years). Anyway... How Much Do You Love Me? (2005) Côtelettes, Les...
  8. SteveGon

    Directors Another Obscure Director Checklist: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

    Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (1962 - ) Ploy (2007) Digital Sam in Sam Saek 2006: Talk to Her (2006) (segment "Twelve Twenty") Invisible Waves (2006) Last Life in the Universe (2003) Transistor Love Story (2001) 6ixtynin9 (1999) Fan ba karaoke (1997)
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    Directors Totally Obscure Director's Checklist - Aleksi Makela

    Aleksi Makela (1969 - ) Successful Finnish film director Rank 'em or rate 'em or just say who the hell is Aleksi Makela. V2: Dead Angel (2007) Matti: Hell is for Heroes (2006) "Käenpesä" (2004) TV Series (unknown episodes) Private Eye Vares (2004) Bad Boys (2003) "Sincerely...
  10. SteveGon

    Audio description? Interesting...

    I watched the R2 DVD of Red Road the other night and noticed a special feature called "audio description." This turned out to be a commentary track describing the visual aspects of the film for the blind. (Old news perhaps, but I had never seen it before.) An interesting idea, but I have to...
  11. SteveGon

    Directors Directors Checklist: Carlos Saura

    Carlos Saura (1932-) Rank 'em or rate 'em! Iberia (2005) The Seventh Day (2004) Salomé (2002) Bunuel and King Solomon's Table (2001) Goya in Bordeaux (1999) Tango (1998) Esa luz! (1998) Little Bird (1997) Taxi (1996) Flamenco (1995) Outrage (1993) Sevillanas (1992)...
  12. SteveGon

    Directors Big Bad Buisness Tourney!

    Thought this might be a fun idea for a movie-related tourney: pit the biggest and baddest fictional companies against each other and see which one is left standing! I'll start everyone off with two picks, no seconds necessary. Just to clarify: I'm looking for evil companies as seen in the...
  13. SteveGon

    Directors Sci-fi movie challenge anyone?

    This idea was bandied about in the October Scary Movie Challenge thread and it seemed to go over well. I want to see who is still interested. Feedback and suggestions would also be appreciated. Do you want to take part in a Science Fiction Movie Challenge? When should we have it? (I think...
  14. SteveGon

    Directors Director's Checklist: Joon-ho Bong

    Rate 'em or rank 'em. Joon-ho Bong, born 1969. The Host (2006) Digital Short Films by Three Filmmakers 2004 (2004) (segment "Influenza") Memories of Murder (2003) Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
  15. SteveGon

    Michael Haneke to remake Funny Games

    Michael Haneke (Cache) is remaking his disturbing thriller Funny Games in English, with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. Funny Games (2007) Thoughts? Hopefully this won't end up like George Sluzier's remake of his film The Vanishing.
  16. SteveGon

    Directors Psycho Date Movie Tournament

    Psycho Date Movie Tournament The List Audition Battle Royale Blind Beast Caligula The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Crash Darwin's Nightmare Der Todesking Eraserhead Even Dwarfs Started Small Faces of Death Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer Ichi the Killer In the...
  17. SteveGon

    Directors Director's Checklist - Juraj Herz

    Polish director you've probably never heard of. "Cerní baroni" (2004) TV Series "Cerní andelé" (2001) TV Series (episode "Experiment") "Sperling" (1 episode, 1998) Passage (1997) Maigret Sets a Trap (1996 - TV) Maigret's War of Nerves (1996 - TV) Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris...
  18. SteveGon

    Directors Max Ophuls - Director's Checklist

    Thought for sure there was already a thread on him. The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958) (uncredited) Lola Montès (1955) The Earrings of Madame de... (1953) Plaisir, Le (1952) Vendetta (1950) (1946 first version; fired) (uncredited) La Ronde (1950) The Reckless Moment (1949) Caught...
  19. SteveGon

    Directors Steve Buscemi - Director Checklist

    Steve Buscemi (1957 - ) Popular sad sack character actor who pops up in just about everthing. After making his directorial debut with the short What Happened to Pete, he helmed the acclaimed indie flick Trees Lounge. Currently working on his fourth theatrical feature, Interview. In addition...
  20. SteveGon

    Directors Return of the French Directors Checklist! Andre Techine

    You know ze drill! Changing Times (2004) Strayed (2003) Far (2001) Alice and Martin (1998) Thieves (1996) The Wild Reeds (1994) My Favorite Season (1993) I Don't Kiss (1991) The Innocents (1987) Scene of the Crime (1986) Rendez-vous (1985) La Matiouette ou l'arrière-pays...
  21. SteveGon

    Directors What's at the top of your Netflix queue?

    Just bein' nosy. Up next for me: L' Enfant Not One Less Fear of Fear The River's Edge (the western with Anthony Quinn) Putney Swope I Zombie :D As always, feel free to recommend any recent favs! I'll recommend Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. :emoji_thumbsup:
  22. SteveGon

    Directors The Novel Quotes Thread!

    Just some fun for those of us who engage in the sport of reading. How to play: Post a favorite line from a favorite novel, novella or short story and the first person to guess where it comes from gets to post one of their own. If 24 hours elapse without a correct answer, the original...
  23. SteveGon

    Directors Post your random thoughts!

    My dog likes watermelon. I need a vacation. I've never seen a reality tv show. That blonde on our bowling league is really cute. Just once, in a movie, when a character is always wearing sunglasses as some kind of cool affectation, wouldn't you like to see them trip over something...
  24. SteveGon

    Val Guest dead at 94

    Filmmaker Val Guest has died, aged 94. Among his credits are the SF classics The Quatermass Xperiment and The Day the Earth Caught Fire. R.I.P.
  25. SteveGon

    Directors Best Contemporary Actress Tournament

    That's right - I'm back in the tourney game! The rules are easy - any living actress working today is eligible for inclusion. Everyone gets four picks. We should be able to get a field of at least 32 easily, possibly 64. The List Isabelle Adjani Joan Allen Asia Argento Angela...
  26. SteveGon

    The HTF Movie Challenge!

    Hello all! I'm not sure if this will fly given the other movie review threads, but we'll give it a go. Kissinger and I came up with this idea of picking a "movie buddy" and challenging them to watch a movie they hadn't seen before. Naturally a review - doesn't have to be comprehensive - is...
  27. SteveGon

    Directors More Work for Jim Director's Series Vol. 2 - Lodge Kerrigan

    Rank 'em and rate 'em. Keane (2004) Claire Dolan (1998) Clean, Shaven (1994) (Originally and accidentally posted in Movies; reposting as it was never moved)
  28. SteveGon

    Directors More Work for Jim Director's Series Vol. 3 - Peter Brook

    Rank 'em and rate 'em. The Tragedy of Hamlet (2002) (TV) "The Mahabharata" (1989) (mini) TV Series Tragédie de Carmen, La (1983) Cerisaie, La (1982) (TV) Mesure pour mesure (1979) (TV) Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979) King Lear (1971) Tell Me Lies (1968) Marat/Sade (1967)...
  29. SteveGon

    More Work for Jim Director's Series Vol. 2 - Lodge Kerrigan

    Rate 'em and rank 'em. Keane (2004) Claire Dolan (1998) Clean, Shaven (1994)
  30. SteveGon

    Scott Weinberg is famous!

    This may be old news, but it's the first I've seen of it: I got a region four DVD of the Aussie western The Proposition and the cover art sports a critical blurb by none other than HTF member Scott Weinberg! Nice job, Scott! Nifty flick too, though not for the squeamish!