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Belated film post

Here's the "Films Seen in Cinemas in 2010" post, just the teensiest bit late. I'm only listing the English titles of subtitled films this time.

  1. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  2. North Face (German-language)
  3. The White Ribbon (German-language)
  4. Ran (Japanese-language) (25th anniversary re-release)
  5. A Prophet (French-language)
  6. The Ghost Writer
  7. Green Zone
  8. Alice in Wonderland
  9. The Secret in Their Eyes (Spanish-language)
  10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish-language) (twice)
  11. The Father of My Children (French-language)
  12. I Am Love (Italian-language)
  13. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish-language) (twice)
  14. The Kids Are All Right
  15. Patrik, Age 1.5 (Swedish-language)
  16. The Concert (French/Russian-language)
  17. The American
  18. Never Let Me Go (twice)
  19. Catfish
  20. The Town
  21. The Social Network
  22. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Swedish-language)
  23. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (twice; once in Oxford)
  24. Black Swan
  25. The King's Speech
  26. The Fighter

Looking at this list, I'm struck by the number of foreign-language films I saw last year, and I'm reminded of how lucky I am to live in a city where the ability to do that is taken for granted. Sometimes a Netflix DVD just isn't enough.

The film I loved the most was Never Let Me Go. Did anyone reading this see it? Did anyone read the book?



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 23rd, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Liked The Kids Are All Right, didn't like Parnassus. That's all I saw from the list, except Harry Potter, which we only saw last week. Long story...
Apr. 24th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
Well, at least you won't need a Deathly Hallows Part 1 refresher before Part 2 is released in July. :-)
Apr. 28th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Care to share the long story?
May. 14th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Hahaha - come to think of it, not that long, really... Just that for some reason we kept putting it off, then I went to China and Laura didn't want to go alone, or something, then she broke her ankle and it was hard getting anywhere and also hurt to be knocked about... So by the time everything was hunky dory, if was out of thwarted and due to bd released on DVD! it was pretty cool, admittedly.

Sorry I lost this email somehow in my inbox! Been a crazy month of volunteering at concerts and for school on the weekend (yes, I am crazy enough to volunteer to supervise kids on a SATURDAY! but it was a writing conference, so it was pretty awesome). Can't believe the school year is nearing an end... What will I do with myself? Oh, right, the garden! Better go water the long-suffering dears...
May. 15th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update. :-)
Apr. 24th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
I saw Never Let Me Go. Had read the book when it first came out. I loved the book, though love doesn't quite describe what I mean.

I didn't hate the film but didn't much like it, either. I thought it was, I don't know, more superficial. Of course movies have to exist within the time and technical constraints of the medium so I almost always think the book versions are better. In this case I thought film was unrelentingly depressing without really connecting with the characters. Hmm.
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