Sunday 22 October 2017

Some films I quite like a lot

This was going to be a definitive list of favourites but there are far too many to mention, and they change all the time, plus there are loads of odd moments and aspects and bits-of-films, plus countless films I love in one way but not another, so here's a list of formative rather than favourite films....things I saw pretty early on that became film memories. 

Terminator and Terminator 2 - directed by James Cameron
Point Break - Kathryn Bigelow
Near Dark - Kathryn Bigelow
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - Ana Lily Amirpour
Lawn Dogs - John Duigan
The Brave One - Neil Jordan
The Last Man on Planet Earth - Les Landau
The first two thirds of Twilight - Catherine Hardwicke
Bits of Dark Knight, especially the interrogation scene - Christopher Nolan
The first two thirds of Captives - Angela Pope
The Beguiled - Sofia Coppola (plus the original by Don Siegel)
Desperately Seeking Susan - Susan Seidelman
Falling Down - Joel Schumacher
The Lost Boys - Joel Schumacher
Silence of the Lambs - Jonathan Demme
Black Narcissus - Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Close My Eyes - Stephen Poliakoff
The Love Witch - Anna Biller
Maurice - James Ivory
A Room With a View - James Ivory
W.E. - Madonna
Gladiator - Ridley Scott
The Killing of a Sacred Deer - Yorgos Lanthimos
RoboCop the original - Paul Verhoeven
Carrie - Brian de Palma
Boys Don't Cry - Kimberly Pierce
The Maleficent bits of Maleficent - Robert Stromberg
Death in Venice - Luchino Visconti
La Belle et la BĂȘte - Jean Cocteau
I Am Love - Luca Guadagnino
Call Me By Your Name, except for all the roles for women - Luca Guadagnino
Carol - Todd Haynes
The Medusa scene in Clash of the Titans - Desmond Davis
The skeleton army attack in Jason and the Argonauts - Don Chaffey (one of my absolute earliest film memories, it must have been on TV at Christmas when I was a kid)
The Neverending Story - Wolfgang Peterson
Labyrinth - Jim Henson
John Wick - Chad Stahelski
Rambo: First Blood - Ted Kotcheff
Adore - Anne Fontaine
American Psycho - Mary Harron
American Werewolf in London - John Landis