A Life in Movies

By Andreas

Inspired by Film Forager and Four of Them (who were in turn inspired by Fandango Groovers Movie Blog and its “A Life in Movies” blogathon), I’ve decided to list off one movie for each year of my life. They’re not necessarily my favorites; instead, they’re ones I like which haven’t gotten enough love around Pussy Goes Grrr. Enjoy! (Also, I haven’t seen any 2011 movies, so this is only 20 movies.)

Read all my choices, from Gremlins 2 to Please Give, after the jump…

1990: Gremlins 2: The New Batch

A horror/comedy sequel that’s absolutely fun and smart.

1991: Poison

Three creative investigations of human sexuality rolled into one!

1992: Glengarry Glen Ross

It’s “just” a filmed play, but it has one of the greatest, most intense ensemble casts ever assembled.

1993: Bleu

Kieślowski and Binoche make a heartbreaking duo. Such beauty.

1994: Ed Wood

“KARLOFF? SIDEKICK? FUCK YOU!”

1995: Underground

Kusturica presents: history as carnival ride.

1996: I Shot Andy Warhol

I could listen to Lili Taylor’s rasp all day long.

1997: L.A. Confidential

Not perfect, but it’s slick, affectionate neo-noir, and James Cromwell has ice water in his veins.

1998: The Truman Show

Jim Carrey’s best performance, give or take an Eternal Sunshine.

1999: All About My Mother

Thank you for this, Pedro.

2000: Sexy Beast

“NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!”

2001: Gosford Park

Every great Anglo-American thespian thrown into a grand old murder mystery, under Altman’s expert control.

2002: Far from Heaven

Whoops, I doubled up on the Todd Haynes! But he’s awesome so it’s OK. (Plus, Julianne Moore.)

2003: Oldboy

Transgressive, off-the-wall, unflinchingly executed revenge drama. Mmmm, octopus.

2004: Primer

A few viewings in, I still don’t understand it, but I do love it.

2005: A History of Violence

Cronenberg is back and better than ever, with kick-ass supporting performances by Ed Harris and William Hurt.

2006: Pan’s Labyrinth

It’s such a melancholic yet delightful political fairy tale, a unique achievement.

2007: Zodiac

Fincher’s best, a sprawling and maddeningly crafty docudrama.

2008: Happy-Go-Lucky

I would love to spend a day with Poppy.

2009: Moon

Poor Sam Rockwell! You should take better care of yourself!

2010: Please Give

I would watch this right now.

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5 responses to “A Life in Movies

  1. Pingback: A Life In Movies « Fandango Groovers Movie Blog

  2. A few the same as mine and a Kieslowski movie, can’t be bad! Thanks for taking part.

  3. I should get around to Primer beforesenior year physics.

    • It has my 100% seal of approval. I have no idea if it makes any kind of sense from a scientific POV… but that’s not why I watch sci-fi movies, after all.

      Maybe you can show it to a physics teacher and blow his/her mind?

  4. Yay! Dang, you have some good ones on this list! I love Lilli Taylor in I Shot Andy Warhol (and in anything, really) and Sally Hawkins as Poppy is just the bees knees. Please Give is great and really didn’t get enough love last year. As for Primer, I’ve only seen it once and really should watch it a few more times!

    One day I’ll finally see LA Confidential, jeez.

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