Monday, January 16, 2012

Films 141 - 150

The next ten films in the Empire 500 5-star challenge are:
  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Dirty Harry (1971)
  3. The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)
  4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  5. Dogville (2003)
  6. La Dolce Vita (1960)
  7. Donnie Darko (2001)
  8. Don't Look Now (1973)
  9. Double Indemnity (1944)
  10. Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1931)
After a brief dip in the quality of the last ten films towards the end, it was a pleasure to see that one film I thought would be bad actually turned out to be pretty good (Departures). I was also introduced to, and loved, the second and third installments in George A. Romero's Trilogy of the Dead (Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead), and I'm now thoroughly looking forward to the original. Also highly recommended is Dead of Night which turned out to be one of the best films I've seen so far.

As for the next ten, Die Hard and Dirty Harry and perhaps the most popular here (both of which I'm a big fan of). I've sadly never seen Donnie Darko despite its high reputation and Double Indemnity comes with further recommendations as it makes its way onto various lists of great films. When the DVD for Dog Day Afternoon arrived, it certainly looked like a laugh.

Until next time!

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