10 in the 10th – December 2016

The last ten films I’ve watched skew toward current MMC! posts (Cruel Story) and future ones (Fighting Tatsu and Thirty Two Short Films). The Executioner and Tale of Japanese Burglars stand as real discoveries and are highly recommended.

  1. gimme-dangerAlois Nebel (Tomáš Lunák, 2011)
  2. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (François Girard, 1993)
  3. The Executioner (Luis García Berlanga, 1963)
  4. Fighting Tatsu, the Rickshaw Man (Tai Kato, 1964)
  5. Loving (Jeff Nichols, 2016)
  6. Cruel Story at the End of the Tokugawa Shogunate (Tai Kato, 1964)
  7. Inferno (Dario Argento, 1980)
  8. Tommy Boy (Peter Segal, 1995)
  9. Gimme Danger (Jim Jarmusch, 2016)
  10. Tale of Japanese Burglars (Satsuo Yamamoto, 1965)

Big ups to Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger. While his documentary is nothing special in its construction and seems unlikely to turn anyone into a Stooges fan who wasn’t one going into the film, Gimme Danger is a charismatic portrait for those already devoted to Mr. Osterberg and his crew of “true communists.” Listening to Iggy Pop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame give thanks to his friends and supporters by calling them “cool” is amazing.

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