>Claude Lanzmann, France 1985
I watched all of this, but it was at a very young age, like 14. My mom had it on VHS, and it was like six tapes--563 minutes, I think total. Uh, needs a rewatch. Of course, you should watch it that being said.
>50=. La Jetée
>Chris Marker, France 1962
12 Monkeys owes a lot to this, and since I liked that one, I should probably watch this.
>Federico Fellini, 1972
1973, actually, and so far I've pretty much liked it the best of all his films. Nice mix of melancholy memory and comedy and surrealism.
>30. Come And See
>Elem Klimov, 1985
Pretty essential I'd say, I picked up the Criterion last year. Very disturbing and very sad and an influence on Schindler's List, that poor kid. Death and horror abound.
>=75. Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom
>Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975
I was disappointed in this, but it was admittedly not for very good reasons, lots of people probably watch this for the wrong reason; i.e., they want to be grossed out and shocked at the most explicit and disgusting movie ever made, but it's just a bunch of rich Italians doing terrible s*** to poor people because they're bored, and not that much more explicit than what they'd have seen in 70s exploitation films. The subject of the movie is ennui and of course the whole thing is totally nihilistic and hopeless, but you know that going in. Regardless of the movie's purpose, I only found a few scenes in it terribly memorable, and the "infamous" poop-eating isn't one of them (what, am I supposed to think actors actually had to eat poop?) but the high point is when one of the nobles screams "mange!!!!" at a victim, because the life is suddenly back in the movie. I'm sorry, but movies about pointlessness often feel pointless themselves, which is why I've always, ding-dong that I am, preferred American Psycho about a similar subject.
But yeah, go see it, you've got to.
>=91. Don’t Look Now
>Nicolas Roeg, 1973
This is fairly good, but only fairly. My opinion remains pretty much unchanged from when I bought it for Christmas in, I think 2007, and watched it every year after that for about a decade without it ever really seeming that much better. Part of the problem with me is that I think the ending is the best scene, and lots of admirers of the movie think the ending is actually the weakest part.