Limitless Cinema in Broken English

May 30, 2010

ROBIN HOOD (2010, Ridley Scott, A+++++)

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ROBIN HOOD (2010, Ridley Scott, A+++++)

LES VIOLONS DU BAL (1974, Michel Drach, A+++++)

DÉTECTIVE (1985, Jean-Luc Godard, A+++++)

I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS (2009, Glenn Ficarra + John Requa, A+++++)

ROME: A BIT PART AT CINECITTA (2007, Alessandro Cassigoli + Dalia Castel, A+++++)

IP MAN 2 (2010, Wilson Yip, A+++++)

QING MING (2010, Chinnat Nopkam, stage play, A+)

ONG BAK 3 (2010, Tony Jaa + Panna Rittikrai, A+)

LA MAITRESSE DU PRESIDENT (2009, Jean-Pierre Sinapi, A+)

DOUCE FRANCE (2009, Stéphane Giusti, A+)

SCREEN TEST: KAREN ELKIN (2006, Michel Grondin, A+)

CHIRAC (2006, Patrick Rotman, possibly A+)

THE LOSERS (2010, Sylvain White, A)

SHREK FOREVER AFTER (2010, Mike Mitchell, A-)

SAM YAN (2010, Ping Lumprapleung, Yuthlert Sippapak, Jaroenporn Onlamai, A-)

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (2010, Samuel Bayer, A-)

UN HOMME DE MAIN (2008, Martin Talbot, A-)

THE BOUNTY HUNTER (2010, Andy Tennant, B+)

KITES (2010, Anurag Basu, B)

A CRES PARODY WITH COLONEL ROAST CHICKEN (2010, John Winyoo, no grade)

I gave “possibly A+” to CHIRAC, because I watched only 3/4 of the film, not the whole film. I missed the third part of the film when it was shown on TV.

I would like to give A+++++ to some parts of A CRES PARODY WITH COLONEL ROAST CHICKEN, because these parts are very funny. But I decide to give “no grade” to this Youtube clip, because there are some parts of the clip which are not funny for me, partly because they accidentally remind me of my friends who may lose their jobs because of the fire, and my colleagues whose houses were destroyed by the fire. I cannot laugh at my friends’ suffering. But maybe these “seemingly-insensitive” parts of the clip are not meant for laughing. They may be meant for satire or thinking. I’m not sure. You decide for yourself.

LA MAITRESSE DU PRESIDENT is partly about the Dreyfus affair, which I think is very interesting.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreyfus_affair

“The Dreyfus affair (French: Affaire Dreyfus) was a political scandal that divided France in the 1890s and the early 1900s. It involved the conviction for treason in November 1894 of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent. Sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having communicated French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, Dreyfus was sent to the penal colony at Devil’s Island in French Guiana and placed in solitary confinement.

Two years later, in 1896, evidence came to light identifying a French Army major named Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazyas the real culprit. However, high-ranking military officials suppressed this new evidence and Esterhazy was unanimously acquitted after the second day of his trial in military court. Instead of being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus was further accused by the Army on the basis of false documents fabricated by a French counter-intelligence officer,Hubert-Joseph Henry, seeking to re-confirm Dreyfus’s conviction. These fabrications were uncritically accepted by Henry’s superiors.

Word of the military court’s framing of Alfred Dreyfus and of an attendant cover-up began to spread largely due toJ’accuse, a vehement public open letter in a Paris newspaper by writer Émile Zola, in January 1898. The case had to be re-opened and Alfred Dreyfus was brought back from Guiana in 1899 to be tried again. The intense political and judicial scandal that ensued divided French society between those who supported Dreyfus (the Dreyfusards[2]) and those who condemned him (the anti-Dreyfusards), such as Edouard Drumont (the director and publisher of the antisemitic newspaper La Libre Parole) and Hubert-Joseph Henry.

Eventually, all the accusations against Alfred Dreyfus were demonstrated to be baseless. Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated as a major in the French Army in 1906. He later served during the whole of World War I, ending his service with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.”

FAVORITE OLD SONGS 88: REACH FOR ME (1992) — FUNKY GREEN DOGS FROM OUTER SPACE

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erADFyQqX-A&feature=related

Mixmag wrote that this song is slow, with a dirty hard bass that is pure techno, a sweaty garage swing, and a barely in-tune, scorching vocal.

May 29, 2010

CELINE AND JULIE GO DANCING 31: DESERTER — MATTHEW DEAR

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JUST WHEN I THOUGHT LUIS BUÑUEL AND DAVID LYNCH’S FILMS ARE VERY STRANGE

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I like the news published in Thairath newspaper today very much.
http://www.thairath.co.th/content/region/85948

Many people said that they saw some unusual things happening at the cage of Linping, a one-year-old panda which is living in a zoo in Chiang Mai. They said that there were some strange noises at night, and they saw something like shadows of humans standing near the cage, trying to look inside to see Linping. But these human-like entities could disappear suddenly. The witnesses try to figure out what they saw exactly.

Prasertsak Boontrakulpoonthawee, the head of Chiang Mai Zoo’s panda section, said on May 28 that many zoo staffs had told him about these strange noises and apparitions, and he had brought a famous monk to perform some sacred ceremony at Linping’s cage on May 27.

Nipon Wichairat, the assistant director of Chiang Mai Zoo, said that he had known about the ghosts at Linping’s cage, but he had kept it a secret, because it would affect the tourism at the zoo.

“Some ghosts may want to see Linping. Both humans and ghosts will agree that Linping is very pretty after they see it,” Nipon said.

CELINE AND JULIE GO DANCING 30: HIDING IN THE BOTTOM DRAWER — CLARA MOTO

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FAVORITE OLD SONGS 87: ACID TRAX (1987) — PHUTURE

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May 28, 2010

POLL 81: FILMS ABOUT SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS

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This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

POLL 81: FILMS ABOUT SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS

My poll 81 is inspired by THE JUDGEMENT (1989, Permpol Choei-aroon, A+++++), which deals with the bias of people and the kind of problems which can be found in societies worldwide.

I LIKE THE PRESENTATIONS OF SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS IN THESE FILMS. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.AGORA (2009, Alejandro Amenábar, Spain)
I like that this film deals with the catastrophe caused by intolerance.

2.THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (2008, Uli Edel, Germany)
I like that the film shows us that sometimes good intentions can lead to very, very bad things.

3.CROSSING OVER (2009, Wayne Kramer, USA)
I gave this film “A-” after I just had seen it, because I thought the film is lamely directed. But now I think I may give this film “A+”, because I like the story about the fifteen-year-old girl who is the victim of prejudices in this film very much.

4.DOGVILLE (2003, Lars von Trier)

5.eXistenZ (1999, David Cronenberg, Canada)

6.THE FEVER (2004, Carlo Gabriel Nero, UK)
I like the review on this film by Josh Begley:
http://movies.insidepulse.com/2007/12/19/72504/
“This is what happens to Vanessa Redgrave’s character, Woman. While attending an art gallery, a friend begins talking about class differences and the uselessness of the rich. Like a virus, this simple rant changes the way that Redgrave feels about her life, her world, and her soul. Based on the play by Wallace Shawn (quick movie trivia: Shawn played Vizzini in The Princess Bride along with many other roles), The Fever centers on Redgrave’s newfound and rather late awareness of class and her inability to reconcile her guilt over being one of the “haves” while still trying to think of herself as a good person. The film begins and ends with her in a rundown hotel room in a nameless small country in the middle of a civil war,”

7.FIGHT FOR US (1989, Lino Brocka, Philippines)

8.GAS ATTACK (2001, Kenneth Glenaan, UK)
I like that this film deals with the social tension, the bureaucratic problems, and the widespread fear of terrorism.

9.THE GOD OF BANGPOON VILLAGE (1980, Pagorn Promwituck, Thailand)

10.GULABI TALKIES (2008, Girish Kasaravalli, India)

11.THE HANGMAN (1964, Les Goldman + Paul Julian, USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZSS3yxpnFU

12.THE IMPRINT (1975, Jacques Cardon, France)

13.THE JUDGEMENT (1989, Permpol Choei-aroon, Thailand)

14.KUHLE WAMPE, OR TO WHOM DOES THE WORLD BELONG? (1932, Slatan Dudow, Germany)

15.MUEN AND RID (อำแดงเหมือนกับนายริด) (1994, Cherd Songsri, Thailand)
I think this film should be screened together with IRON JAWED ANGELS (2004, Katja von Garnier, A+).

16.OUR TIMES (2002, Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Iran)

17.LA PASSANTE DU SANS-SOUCI (1982, Jacques Rouffio, France)
The suppression of press freedom during the Nazi era is very frightening.

18.POUR L’AMOUR DE DIEU (2006, Ahmed Bouchaala + Zakia Tahiri, France)
I think this film should be screened together with OSAMA (2003, Siddiq Barmak, A+).

19.THE SWIMMER (1981, Irakli Kvirikadze, Soviet Union)
The second part of this film makes me feel very afraid of dictatorship and Stalinism.

20.THE THREE INVENTORS (1980, Michel Ocelot, France)

You can cast multiple votes.

This poll is related to POLL 12: POLITICS WILL TEAR US APART
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/twelfth-poll-politics-will-tear-us.html

The theme song for this poll is NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED by Dusty Springfield:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZip7Y_IDqQ

KICK-ASS IS THE WINNER

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My poll 80 ended with 7 votes. Thanks very much to everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE FILMS ENTERTAIN ME TREMENDOUSLY. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.KICK-ASS (2010, Matthew Vaughn)

This film got 4 votes, or 57 %.

2.FIREBALL (2009, Thanakorn Pongsuwan, Thailand)
+OM SHANTI OM (2007, Farah Khan, India)

Each of these films got 3 votes, or 42 %.

4. RED QUEEN KILLS 7 TIMES (1972, Emilio Miraglia, Italy)
+20TH CENTURY BOYS TRILOGY (2008-2009, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Japan)
+WEB OF DECEPTION (1989, David Chung, Hong Kong)

Each of these films got 2 votes, or 28 %.

7.A BOLD FAMILY (2005, Jo Myeong-nam, South Korea)
+CEASE FIRE (2006, Tahmineh Milani, Iran)
+DONG ROG FAR (ดงรกฟ้า) (2001, Chookiat Sakveerakul, Thailand)
+G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA (2009, Stephen Sommers)
+HISTERIA (2008, James Lee, Malaysia)
+THE LOCALS (2003, Greg Page, New Zealand)
+MINOES (2001, Vincent Bal, Netherlands)
+32 DEC (2009, Rerkchai Puongpetch, Thailand)

Each of these films got 1 vote, or 14 %.

15.CROCODILE DUNDEE (1986, Peter Faiman, Australia)
+HEXAGON (2006, Kyi Soe Tun, Myanmar)
+MEN…(1985, Doris Dörrie, West Germany)
+THREE IDIOTS (2009, Rajkumar Hirani, India)
+TO LET (2006, Jaume Balagueró, Spain)
+WELCOME TO THE STICKS (2008, Dany Boon, France)

Each of these films got 0 vote.

This is the photo of Lee Byung-hun, who stars in G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA:

FAVORITE OLD SONGS 86: RED 2 (WISDOM TO THE WISE MIX) (1994) — DAVE CLARKE

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FAVORITE OLD SONGS 85: HORIZONS (1995) — LTJ BUKEM

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