Monday, April 7, 2008

My Past Marathons

Here are all of my marathons!

Sydney Pollack Director Marathon
1. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) *****
2. Jeremiah Johnson (1972) ****1/2
3. The Way We Were (1973) ****1/2
4. Three Days of the Condor (1975) ****1/2
5. Absence of Malice (1981) ***1/2
6. Tootsie (1982) **1/2
7. Out of Africa (1985) **
8. The Firm (1993) ***
-Final Thoughts

Lucy Todd Movie Marathon (films recommended by my friend Lucy Todd)
1. A Patch of Blue (1965) ****
2. To Sir, with Love (1967) *****
3. What's Up, Doc? (1972) ****1/2
4. Butterflies Are Free (1972) ***1/2
5. Children of Heaven (1999) *1/2
6. The Color of Paradise (1999) ***
7. Billy Elliot (2000) ****1/2
8. Happy Accidents (2001) ***1/2
9. The Station Agent (2003) ****1/2
10. Saint Ralph (2004) *1/2
-Final Thoughts

Warren Beatty Mini-Marathon
1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) ****1/2
2. Shampoo (1975) ***
3. Heaven Can Wait (1978) ****

Iconic Irreverent Comedies Marathon

1. Blazing Saddles (1974) ****1/2
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) *****

3. Animal House (1978) ****
4. Caddyshack (1980) ****
5. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) *1/2
6. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) ***
7. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) ***1/2

J.M./Chazz Marathon (films requested by two blog readers)
1. Trainspotting (1996) ****1/2
2. American History X (1998) ****
3. Requiem for a Dream (2000) ***1/2
4. Memento (2001) ****
5. Adaptation (2002) *****
6. Broken Flowers (2005) ****1/2
7. The Science of Sleep (2006) **1/2
8. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ***1/2
9. Paranoid Park (2008) *****

Paul Newman Marathon
1. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) ****
2. The Hustler (1961) *****
3. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) ****
4. Hud (1963) *****
5. Torn Curtain (1966) ***1/2
6. Cool Hand Luke (1967) *****
7. Rachel, Rachel (1968) *****
8. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) ****
9. The Sting (1973) ****
10. The Verdict (1982) **1/2
11. The Color of Money (1986) ***
12. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) ****1/2
13. The Long, Hot Summer (1958) ***1/2
14. The Young Philadelphians (1959) ****1/2
15. Exodus (1960) *****
16. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) ****
17. The Towering Inferno (1974) **1/2
18. Slap Shot (1977) *
19. Nobody's Fool (1994) ***
20. Road to Perdition (2002) ****

Quentin Tarantino Mini-Marathon
1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) *****
2. Pulp Fiction (1994) *****
3. Jackie Brown (1997) ****1/2
4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) *****
5. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) ****1/2

Wiseguy DB Marathon
1. The 39 Steps (1935) ****
2. You Can't Take It With You (1938) ****1/2
3. Shadow of a Doubt (1943) ****
4. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1968) ****
5. The Day of the Jackal (1973) ***1/2
6. Enemy of the State (1998) **
7. Old School (2003) *1/2
8. The Bourne Supremacy (2004) ****
9. The Constant Gardener (2005) ****
10. Stranger Than Fiction (2006) ****1/2

Van Johnson Mini-Marathon
1. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) ****
2. In the Good Old Summertime (1949) ***1/2
3. The Caine Mutiny (1954) ***1/2
4. Brigadoon (1954) *1/2
5. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) ***1/2
6. Miracle in the Rain (1956) **

Spanish Arthouse Marathon

1. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) *****
2. Cria Cuervos (1977) ****
3. Death of a Cyclist (1955) ***
4. Viridiana (1961) *****
5. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) **1/2
6. Sex and Lucia (2002) *

Recently Recommended Marathon Part One
1. Paper Moon (1973) ****
2. Grey Gardens (1975) *****
3. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) *****
4. Benny & Joon (1993) **1/2
5. In America (2003) *****
6. The Notebook (2004) ***
7. Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005) **
8. The Hobart Shakespeareans (2005) **

Woody Allen Greats Marathon
1. Bananas (1971) *****
2. Annie Hall (1978) *****
3. Manhattan (1979) ****
4. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) *****
5. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) *****
6. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) *****
7. Everyone Says I Love You (1996) ***
8. Match Point (2005) ****1/2

Michael Douglas Mini-Marathon
1. The China Syndrome (1979) ****
2. Romancing the Stone (1984) ***
3. Wall Street (1987) ****1/2
4. Basic Instinct (1992) **

Hayao Miyazaki Marathon
1. Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (1980) ****
2. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) ***1/2
3. Castle in the Sky (1986) ***1/2
4. My Neighbor Totoro (1988) ***1/2
5. Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) ****1/2
6. Porco Rosso (1992) ***
7. Princess Mononoke (1997) *****
8. The Cat Returns (2002) **1/2
9. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) ****1/2
10. Ponyo (2009) ****
Spirited Away (2001) *****

Sergio Leone Marathon
1. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) ***1/2
2. For a Few Dollars More (1965) ***1/2
3. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) *****
4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) ****1/2
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971) **1/2
6. Once Upon a Time in America (1984) ***1/2

At the Movies/Filmspotting Decade Marathon
1. Minority Report (2002)
2. Gosford Park (2001)
3. 25th Hour (2002) *****
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
5. The Best of Youth (2005)
6. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) *****
7. Climates (2006) ***1/2
8. Before Sunset (2004)
9. Dogville (2003)
10. The New World (2005)
11. Cache (2005)
12. Yi Yi (2000)
13. A History of Violence (2005)
14. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
15. Roger Dodger (2002)
16. Oldboy (2003)
17. Infernal Affairs (2002)
18. Grizzly Man (2005)
19. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)