Monthly Archives: January 2016

20 years ago today

Twenty years ago today I bought a house. I’ve still not decorated some of the rooms properly.

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#137 – The Deer Hunter

This is the last film on the list that I’ve seen before, so from here on in it’s uncharted territory. I watched this a number of years ago on DVD and remember not being overly impressed, but the 3+ hour … Continue reading

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#145 – The Killing

A film I know absolutely nothing about, and which was chosen tonight purely for it’s running time. 237/250

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#98 – Once Upon a Time in America

The longest film remaining on the list clocking in a 3 hours 49 minutes, so it’s a fairly early start to get it all in in one evening. I have seen it before, but have so far resisted re-watching it … Continue reading

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#88 – Det Sjunde Inseglet

That’s The Seventh Seal to you and me. All I know about this is that it’s the inspiration for the famous Death scenes in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. 235/250

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#183 – Sleuth

This is one of very few films where the entire cast were nominated for an Oscar for their performance. 234/250

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#65 – Das Boot

A near soul-crushingly long film coming in at a shade under 3.5 hours, and it’s not even the longest film on the list. 233/250

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#200 – Umberto D.

The second of two Vittorio De Sica films on the list, the other being Ladri di Biciclette/Bicycle Thieves. 232/250

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#120 – Oldboy

I’m watching the original obviously, not the remake. I have seen this before but not for a good few years now. 231/250

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#160 – Witness for the Prosecution

This is the first of the films I didn’t already own, couldn’t rent from Lovefilm, and couldn’t find on Netflix, so I’ve resorted finding alternative methods to view it. Still, it’s given me an excuse to play with MrMC aka … Continue reading

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