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  1. Kenji's The Caucasus's icon

    Kenji's The Caucasus

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. This neglected but fascinating region with high mountains and beautiful scenery, between the Black and Caspian seas, has produced some extraordinary and exceptional films. Most essential first here, the rest in year order. Sorry, I have let this list slip, will update to include more recent films soon. I thought we already had a Caucasus list here, we do have some that cover the area along with others, but i can’t locate one on the Caucasus alone. Turkey is on the edge of the Southern Caucasus, and to the North, Russia; here it’ll just be Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, indigenous directors like Paradjanov, Kalatozov, Iosseliani, Abuladze, Peleshian and a couple of films by Atom Egoyan who is of Armenian heritage. I’m not including films set elsewhere, for instance Iosseliani’s French films, and Kalatozov’s in Russia (The Cranes are Flying…) and Cuba (I am Cuba), but i am including films by other Europeans like Since Otar Left and Journey to Armenia. See Noema’s list Georgian Cinema and "Kolar’’s list CINEMA OF AZERBAIJAN, invaluable resources that fill major gaps here. Good to see lots of Azerbaijani films now added to database. Missing from imdb (mostly shorts): #66 Biri Vardi, Biri Yoxdu... (1967 Eldar Quliyev) #92 Untitled (1976 Hamlet Hovsepian) #115 Tənha narın nağılı [Tale of the Lonely Pomegranate Tree] (1984 Şamil Mahmudbəyov & Hasanaga Turabov) #145 A Night at Parajanov Museum (1998 Roman Balayan) #152 Impressions from Rustaveli (2001 Nana Tchitchoua) #179 Mayak [The Beacon] (2012 Fariz Ahmedov) #182 Ert katss vukvardi [One Man Loved Me] (2012 Ana Urushadze)
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    Available online without English subtitles: Mongolia

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    Available online with English subtitles: Mongolia

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    Yerevan Magazine's 20 Best Armenian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Google Translated English: The best Armenian films on the version of the magazine " Yerevan " - a list of 20 best Armenian films of all time , published in the October issue of the journal for 2009 year . 20 best Armenian films of all times on the version of the magazine " Yerevan " Voting participants In addition to the members of the editorial board " Yerevan " - as in the preparation of the list took part: Nikolay Davtyan ( director ), Arthur Bakhtamyan ( journalist ), Mikael Stambolcian ( film critic ), Melik Karapetyan ( film critic ), Harutyun Khachatryan ( director ), George Asratyan ( cinematographer ) Anna Terjanyan ( TV journalist), Susanna Harutyunyan ( film critic ), Zaven Boyajyan ( film critic ), Gevorg Gevorkyan ( director of the National Cinema Center of Armenia ), Ara Khanjyan ( director ), Artashes Emin ( translator ). Original source link doesn't appear to exist anymore. - - - - Original Russian: Лучшие армянские фильмы по версии журнала \"Ереван\ Лучшие армянские фильмы по версии журнала «Ереван» — список 20 лучших армянских фильмов всех времен, опубликованный в октябрьском номере журнала за 2009 год. 20 лучших армянских фильмов всех времен по версии журнала «Ереван» Участники голосования Помимо членов редакции «Ереван»-а в составлении списка принимали участие: Николай Давтян (режиссер), Артур Бахтамян (журналист), Микаэл Стамболцян (кинокритик), Мелик Карапетян (киновед), Арутюн Хачатрян (режиссер), Георгий Асратян (кинодеятель), Анна Терджанян (тележурналист), Сусанна Арутюнян (кинокритик), Завен Бояджян (кинокритик), Геворк Геворкян (директор Национального киноцентра Армении), Ара Ханджян (режиссер), Арташес Эмин (переводчик). Ссылки
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    Do You Believe in Swedish Sin? Swedish Exploitation Posters 1951-1984

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. All the posters featured in the book. "OK, there are some exceptions to the rule about production years..." Author: Rickard Gramfors. © Klubb Super 8 (2021) ISBN: 9789198677201 #1-12: The Godfather of Exploitation: Arne Mattsson - Misunderstood Genius #13-61: Keep Your Shirt On! #13-17: The Horror! The Horror! - Calvin Floyd #18-25: Youth in Revolt - Juvenile Delinquents #26-27: Sword and Clogs - Historical Movies #28-31: Everybody Talks About Pop Music #32-37: Lingonberries and Ninjas - Mats Helge Olsson #38-61: Mixed Genres with Clothes On 62-102: Sweden Heaven and Hell - Sweden from the Outside #62-72: Co-productions in Sweden #73-81: The Bergman of Erotica - Joseph W Sarno #82-92: Sweden Abroad #93-94: Ingmar Bergman - Smut Peddler #95-102: Swedish Broads Abroad #103-112 : Sex Education #103-107: Sex Ed Pioneers #108-112: Sex Ed World Domination #113-182: Nude or Prude? #113-117: Renaissance Man - Torgny Wickman #118-121: Auteur with a Mission - Vilgot Sjöman #122-130: Maid in Sweden - Christina Lindberg #131-133: I'll Make a Real Shit Movie - Boarne Vibenius #134-145: How Mac Became Torn - Mac Ahlberg #146-147: Bjørn Thunder aka Jörn Donner #148-171: Full Frontal: Mixed Smut #172-176: Organs in Motion: Mixed Erotica #177-182: The Last Enthusiast - Andrei Feher
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    Imagination's Caribbean Cinema Now

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Imaginations is a multilingual, open-access journal of international visual cultural studies. The idea for this special issue originates in the realization that there has not been a follow-up of Mbye Cham’s Ex-Isles: Essays on Caribbean Cinema (1992), published more than two decades ago. The essays and interviews included in Caribbean Cinema Now highlight that the small amount of widely available Caribbean film scholarship is not due to a lack of material. The combination of the diverse analyses and filmmaker commentaries further emphasizes the benefits of cross-Caribbean exchange between producers, other participants in the regional industries, as well as among critics, whether in the region itself or in its so-called diaspora. 01-03: Towards a new caribbean cinema? Interview with jamaican filmmaker Storm Saulter; 04-32: The island image and global links in Puerto Rican cinema of the 21st century; 33-37: Beyond fascination and horror: towards a relational aesthetic of Caribbean cinema; Cinema in Jamaica - The Legacy of The Harder They Come: 38-44: Hollywood's first films "on location", 45-49: Hollywood stereotypes, 50-60: The Legacy of The Harder They Come; 61-63: Christian Lara "the Father of French Antilles cinema": Reconciling vision and execution; 64-65: A Parradox in Caribbean Cinema? Interview with minimal movie filmmaker Pim de la Parra, pragmatic dreamer of Suriname; 66-68: The Caribbean, On screen: A conversation with Frances-Anne Solomon. for further reading, check the source.
  7. Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films's icon

    Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Although the motion picture industry in India is one of the oldest and largest in the world—with literally thousands of productions released each year—films from that country have not been as well received as those from other countries. Known for their impressive musical numbers, melodramatic plots, and nationally beloved stars, Indian films have long been ignored by the West but are now at the forefront of cinema studies. In 100 Essential Indian Films, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Sangeeta Datta identify and discuss significant works produced since the 1930s. Examining the output of different regional film industries throughout India, this volume offers a balance of box-office blockbusters, critical successes, and less-recognized cult classics. While many studies of Indian films focus on a single language’s contributions, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to productions from across the country in various languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, and English. 100 Essential Indian Films is an engaging volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars and those looking for an introduction to a vital component of world cinema. The movies are ordered alphabetically by their english title.
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    Hrvatsko Društvo Filmskih Kritičara's Best Croatian Films of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Survey of the best Croatian films in three categories: Feature, Documentary, and Animation. Conducted in 2020 with 38 participants. I haven't found the full Top 100 for features or Top 50 for documentaries or Top 50 for animated films, so this list is incomplete and only contains the films I've located a mention. 1-20: Top 20 Feature Films 21-40: Top 20 Documentaries 41-60: Top 20 Animated Films Top Tens were found in the main source, and Top Twenties were located in [url=https://radiogornjigrad.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/nova-kriticarska-valorizacija-hrvatske-kinematografije/]this article[/url]. Original text in local language: Filmski kritičari i filmolozi izabrali najbolji domaći igrani, dokumentarni i animirani film vrijeme: 24.11.2020. Tijekom proljeća 2020. godine među domaćim filmskim kritičarima i filmolozima sprovedena je anketa – izbor najboljeg hrvatskog filma svih vremena u tri kategorije: igrani, dokumentarni i animirani filmovi. Najboljim su proglašeni igrani film 'H-8' redatelja Nikole Tanhofera iz 1958., najbolji dokumentarac je 'Od 3 do 22' Kreše Golika (1966.), a najbolji animirani film 'Surogat' Dušana Vukotića (1961.). Svim članovima društva kritičara upućen je poziv za sudjelovanje, a na kraju je broj sudionika bio 38 – oba spola, svih generacija kritičara i publicista, iz Zagreba, Osijeka, Rijeke, Pule(...), a trebali su napraviti svoje liste s 20 najboljih naslova u svim kategorijama, u obzir su dolazili apsolutno svi snimljeni filmovi čiji su producenti (ili većinski producenti) bile kuće iz Hrvatske. U međuvremenu, od proljeća naovamo, pojedinačne liste su obrađene, sistematizirane, zbrojeni su rezultati. Tijekom slijedećeg tjedna (30. studenog – 6. prosinca) u zajedničkoj organizaciji Hrvatske Kinoteke HDA i Kina Tuškanac HFS-a održat će se u kinu Tuškanac revija na kojoj će se prikazati svih deset najboljih filmova u sve tri kategorije. U kategoriji igranih filmova na prvom mjestu je 'H-8...' Nikola Tanhofer (iz 1958.), na drugom 'Rondo' Zvonimira Berkovića (iz 1966.), na trećem 'Tko pjeva zlo ne misli' Kreše Golika (iz 1970.), na četvrtom 'Lisice' Krste Papića (iz 1970.), na petom 'Breza' Ante Babaje (iz 1967.). Na preostalih pet mjesta na listi „10 najboljih“ još su filmovi: 'Ritam zločina' Zorana Tadića (6 mjesto, 1981.), 'Ne okreći se sine' Branka Bauera (7 mjesto, 1958.), 'Kaja, ubit ću te' Vatroslava Mimice (osmo mjesto, 1967.), 'Koncert' Branka Belana (deveto mjesto, iz 1954.), te na desetom mjestu 'Što je Iva snimila 21. listopada' 2003. Tomislava Radića (iz 2005.). U prethodna dva izbora (onom iz 1989/90. i onom iz 1999. godine) na prvom mjestu je bio 'Tko pjeva zlo ne misli', koji se sada spustio za dva mjesta, a titulu „najboljeg“ sada je preuzeo Tanhoferov film. Najbolji hrvatski animirani film je dobitnik Oscara 'Surogat' Dušana Vukotića (iz 1961.), slijede ga 'Satiemania' Zdenka Gašparovića (drugo mjesto, iz 1978.) i 'Tup – tup' Nedeljka Dragića (treće mjesto, iz 1972.). Četvrti na listi „naj-crtića“ je još jedan Dragićev film 'Idu dani' (iz 1969.), a peti 'Don Kihot' Vlade Kristla (iz 1961.) Od šestog do desetog mjesta na listi su serija 'Profesor Baltazar' Zlatka Grgića, Borisa Kolara i Ante Zaninovića (nastajala između 1968. i 1976.), 'Samac' Vatroslava Mimice (iz 1958.), 'Riblje oko' Joška Marušića (iz 1980.), 'Mačka' Zlatka Boureka (iz 1968.), te kao deseti 'Maska crvene smrti' Pavla Štaltera i Branka Ranitovića (iz 1969.) U prethodnoj anketi kritičari su za najbolji animirani film izabrali 'Satiemaniu'. Naposlijetku, u kategoriji dokumentarnih filmova tri najbolja su 'Od 3 do 22' Kreše Golika (prvi, iz 1966.), 'Mala seoska priredba' Krste Papića (drugi, iz 1971.) i 'Druge' Zorana Tadića (treći, iz 1972.). Slijede: 'Specijalni vlakovi' Krste Papića (četvrto mjesto, iz 1972.), 'Recital' Petra Krelje (peto mjesto, iz 1972.), 'Kad te moja čakija ubode' Krste Papića (šesto mjesto, iz 1968.), 'Srbenka' Nebojše Slijepčevića (sedmo mjesto, iz 2018.), 'Dobro jutro' Ante Babaja (osmo mjesto, iz 2007.), deveti je dokumentarac 'Tijelo' Ante Babaja (iz 1965.). a deseti 'Skoplje '63.' Veljka Bulajića (iz 1964.). U odnosu na prethodnu anketu prva tri dokumentarna filma su ostala neizmijenjena. Organizator ankete je filmski publicist Veljko Krulčić. Cjelovita anketa sa zbirnim rezultatima i listama 100 najboljih filmova u sve tri kategorije, te pojedinačnim listama sudionika samog izbora će biti dostupna na webu i u knjizi. Ministarstvu kulture i medija RH i Hrvatskom audiovizualnom centru će biti predloženo da se najbolji hrvatski igrani, animirani i dokumentarni filmovi proglase „filmovima od nacionalnog značenja“, odnosno „kulturnim dobrima“. (R.P.B., 25.11.2020)
  9. AMP's The 40 Best Korean Movies of the Decade (2011-2020)'s icon

    AMP's The 40 Best Korean Movies of the Decade (2011-2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. What started as the Korean New Wave in the late 90s really flourished in the 2000s. The 2010s, however, is where we saw what we can call the “new” golden age for Korean cinema, where several new-name directors made their mark, established filmmakers cemented their names in world cinema, actors became stars, blockbuster cinema raked in big money and independent cinema also thrived. Thanks to the success of films like “The Handmaiden” and “Train to Busan” on a global level, a new audience started having a much keener interest in films from the country, while the unprecedented, historic success of “Parasite” at the end only went on to bookend the truly spectacular decade that the 2010s was for South Korean cinema. In an effort to winnow some of the best Korean movies of the decade (2011-2020), we came up with 40 we felt were the ones that truly stand out in terms of quality, impact and sheer entertainment they offered. The order of this list could be different of course and the number much bigger, but our effort was towards presenting great films and not cataloguing all of them, always with a focus on diversity in style, themes and filmmakers.
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    AMP's The 40 Best Japanese Movies of the Decade (2011-2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. National cinemas come and go from the top, which is currently dominated by Korea, as it did by Hong Kong some decades ago, but the truth remains that the only one who has stayed on top since its beginning (maybe with the exception of the 80s) is the Japanese one. Either through the festival favorites like Koreeda, Kawase, Kiyoshi Kurosawa or through the more cult like Miike, Sono, Toyoda, or through a number of newcomers, Japanese cinema continues to make an impact, proving both its current quality and its potential for the years to come. The decade that just passed is another testament to the fact, and the movies that you will find in this list, the most distinct proof. In an effort to winnow some of the best Japanese movies of the decade (2011-2020), we came up with 40 we felt were the ones that truly stand out in terms of quality, impact and sheer entertainment they offered. The order of this list could be different of course and the number much bigger, but our effort was towards presenting great films and not cataloguing all of them, always with a focus on diversity in style, themes and filmmaker.
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    Fairfax Media's Best New Zealand Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Here are the results of Fairfax Media's poll to find the best New Zealand films of all time. The survey attracted more than 500 votes, including about 100 people from the New Zealand film industry and about 15 film critics. The voters named about 170 different films in the poll, ranging from 1927 to the present day and including everything from fantasy to horror, social realism to comedy, and documentary to animation. This is the critic's choices that includes every movie that was given at least 1 vote. See source for the ballots. 1: 13 votes 2: 11 votes 3: 10 votes 4-6: 8 votes 7: 7 votes 8-9: 6 votes 10-12: 5 votes 13-15: 4 votes 16-23: 3 votes 24-34: 2 votes 35-61: 1 vote
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    DAHF's Top 30 Danish Films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Forum Poll from April 2012. [url=http://dahf.dk/viewtopic.php?t=41023]Nominations[/url] [url=http://dahf.dk/viewtopic.php?t=41089]Results[/url] Den Officielle DAHF Top 30 Danske Film Liste
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    Goombastomp's Made in Canada: The 80 Greatest Canadian Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. by Ricky Fernandes Da Conceição Published: July 1, 2020 Last Updated on January 1, 2021 Greatest Canadian Films Today is Canada Day and to celebrate I’ve compiled a list of the best Canadian movies of all time. What follows is a list of films spanning decades and covering a wide variety of genres, themes, and styles— and all made in Canada. A few quick notes before moving ahead: I’ve decided not to include short films so don’t expect something like Norman McLaren’s Neighbours to appear on the list. As with all lists, the choices here are obviously subjective. Normally, in the past, I would write one capsule review for each film but since I plan on releasing a list for every other year in the decade, I’ve instead decided to simply include one screenshot along with the official plot synopsis courtesy of IMDB.com. Sorry guys, but these lists are time-consuming, and I’ve quickly come to learn that most people don’t bother reading every capsule review either way— so why bother? That out of the way, here are the 80 best Canadian movies, each represented by one perfect screenshot. Special Mention: [url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/sweet+movie/]Sweet Movie (1974)[/url]
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    Films op tv de komende zeven dagen

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Dagelijkse update van de films die de komende zeven dagen te zien zijn op de Nederlandse tv.
  15. Cinencuentro's Las mejores películas peruanas de la década (2010-2019)'s icon

    Cinencuentro's Las mejores películas peruanas de la década (2010-2019)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. THE BEST OF THE DECADE - PERU RANKING does not have the slightest intention of being one more percentage point in favor of canonical opinion. A list does not have to be a collective consensus, but something individual and symptomatic, a summary of our enjoyment, simple obedience to our philias. Finally, this list is also an opportunity to disseminate what is happening within our territory, those films that were talked about in these parts, and that due to various circumstances could not be seen or heard outside the country. This is an occasion to recommend them. This is the result of a survey that has managed to gather the lists of 57 people, who divided their favorites into a list of 20 Best International Movies and 3 Best Peruvian Movies, produced from 2010 to 2019. Text and video: Carlos Esquives (Film critic) Editing and collaboration: Laslo Rojas - - - - LAS MEJORES DE LA DÉCADA – RANKING PERÚ no tiene la más mínima intención de ser un punto porcentual más a favor de la opinión canónica. Una lista no tiene que ser un consenso colectivo, sino algo individual y sintomático, un resumen de nuestro goce, simple obediencia a nuestras filias. Finalmente, esta lista es también una oportunidad para difundir lo que acontece dentro de nuestro territorio, aquellas películas de las que se hablaron por estos lares, y que por diversas circunstancias no lograron ser vistas o escuchadas fuera del país. Esta es una ocasión para recomendarlas. Este es el resultado de una encuesta que ha logrado reunir las listas de 57 personas, quienes dividieron sus preferidas en una lista de 20 Mejores Películas Internacionales y 3 Mejores Películas Peruanas, producidas del 2010 al 2019. Texto y video: Carlos Esquives (Crítico de cine) Edición y colaboración: Laslo Rojas 1 - 42 votes 2 - 17 votes 3 - 13 votes 4 - 10 votes 5 - 8 votes 6-7 - 6 votes 8 - 5 votes 9 - 4 votes 10-12 - 3 votes - missing from imdb: Mecanismo Velador (Diego Vizcarra, 2014) 13-24 - 2 votes - missing from imdb: 6 (Eduardo Quispe, 2016), El ordenador (Omar Forero, 2012), Espacio sagrado (Felipe Esparza, 2015), Face Deal (Mary Jiménez, 2014) 25+ - 1 vote - missing from imdb: Cable a tierra (Karina Cáceres, 2013), Connatural (Javier Bellido, 2018), Demo (Miguel Vargas, 2011), El epitafio no me importa (Alberto Angulo Chumacero & Juan Manuel Sosa, 2011), El operador (Diana Tupiño, 2017), En el 93 (Carlos Benvenuto, 2011), La mar brava (Bryan Rodríguez, 2011), Yo fungi (Jaime Pinto Llosa, 2014) [url=https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TSZQ-01HhQZluCdw0kavGGlKTd4K9PlB/view]Full listing of all nominated films[/url]. [url=https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gygGVK0NWiXI7TLjVO6xA7UkcL_hmr0k/view]Full ballots of all 57 participants[/url]. All the links include the international films first, followed by the Peruvian films.
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    African Arguments' Best of the 2010s: African films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. BY WILFRED OKICHE DECEMBER 20, 2019 In the past decade, Africa’s film industries have shown a plucky ability to play in the big leagues. The rise of streaming platforms has democratised distribution, while filmmakers across the continent have increasingly been welcomed to major film festivals resulting in a wave of international co-productions. It is an impossible task to select the best films from an entire decade, but the incredible works below all reflect the quality of African films from the past ten years. These films didn’t just make a splash, but had something to say and have showed serious staying power.
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    Cine21's 30 Films That Brightened Korean Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. (Google translate; original Korean after) [Special] 30 films that brightened Korean cinema and the stories of their directors Written by Cine21 Report Team 2019-04-10 <Cine21> 24th Anniversary, 100th Anniversary of Korean Movies Special In celebration of the 24th anniversary of <Cine21> and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Korean films, 30 Korean films were carefully selected. Rather than the concept of'best' competing with each other, it was chosen as a film by 30 different directors that span each period. 1960 of three directors who led the heyday of the Korea Film Shin <of romance ppappa > (1960), Kim Ki-young of < maid > (1960), Yu Hyun-mok of < ohbaltan > (1961) to start yiduyong of < a witness of the last "(1980, ) and Im Kwon-taek of < mandala "(1981), Lee Jang-ho 's < home of the Stars " (1974), and Bae Chang-Ho of < whale hunt "(1984), bakgwangsu of < chilsu and mansu > (1988) and Jang Sun-woo 's < the road to Racetrack > (1991), Park Chan-wook 's <Old Boy (2003) and Bong Joon-ho 's Memories of Murder (2003), Lee Chang-dong 's Poetry (2010), Hong Sang-soo 's Bukchon Direction (2011), Na Hong-jin 's Gokseong (2016) and Lee Gyeong-mi 's Secret These are the films of different directors representing the last century of Korean cinema, up to (2016). One director's work was selected, so the unfortunate work that could not be mentioned was referred to as a sub with the director's other work. Some directors and works were not included in the regret. Now looking at the new 101st anniversary, I look forward to your readers writing a longer list. - - - - [스페셜] 한국영화를 빛낸 영화 30편과 그 감독들 이야기 ① ~ ⑧ 글 씨네21 취재팀 2019-04-10 <씨네21> 창간 24주년, 한국영화 탄생 100주년 스페셜 <씨네21> 창간 24주년, 그리고 한국영화 탄생 100주년을 맞아 역대 한국영화 중 30편의 영화를 엄선했다. 서로 경쟁하는 ‘베스트’의 개념이라기보다는 각 시기를 아우르는 서로 다른 30명 감독들의 영화로 추렸다. 1960년대 한국영화의 전성기를 이끌었던 세 감독인 신상옥의 <로맨스 빠빠>(1960), 김기영의 <하녀>(1960), 유현목의 <오발탄>(1961)을 시작으로 이두용의 <최후의 증인>(1980)과 임권택의 <만다라>(1981), 이장호의 <별들의 고향>(1974)과 배창호의 <고래사냥>(1984), 박광수의 <칠수와 만수>(1988)와 장선우의 <경마장 가는길>(1991), 박찬욱의 <올드보이>(2003)와 봉준호의 <살인의 추억>(2003), 이창동의 <시>(2010)와 홍상수의 <북촌방향>(2011), 나홍진의 <곡성>(2016)과 이경미의 <비밀은 없다>(2016)에 이르기까지, 사실상 한국영화의 지난 세기를 대표하는 서로 다른 감독들의 영화들이다. 한 감독의 한 작품만 고르다보니, 언급하지 못하게 된 아까운 작품은 해당 감독의 다른 작품으로 함께 서브로 언급했다. 아깝게 포함시키지 못한 감독도 있고 작품도 있다. 이제 새로운 101주년을 바라보며 독자 여러분들이 더 긴 리스트를 작성해주리라 기대한다.
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    AMP's The 50 Best Chinese Language Films of the Decade (2011-2020)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. The 50 Best Chinese Language (China, Hong Kong, Tibet, Bhutan, Taiwan) Films of the Decade (2011-2020) March 1, 2021 Panos Kotzathanasis Considering the political issues that torment the whole Sinophone world, and the ways all these countries (even this term is under consideration) are connected and clashing at the same time, coming up with a title and which films to include in that list is at least as difficult as winnowing the films in the list. Despite all the turmoil, however, films of utmost quality continue to come out from this region, if even the “Hollywood of the East” (aka Hong Kong) is definitely not in the place it used to be during the 90s, with the fact that Chinese “Better Days” and Taiwanese “A Sun” are shortlisted for the Oscar for Foreign Movie, highlighting the fact in the most eloquent fashion. In an effort to select some of the best Sinophone movies of the decade (2011-2020), we came up with 50 we felt were the ones that truly stand out in terms of quality, impact and sheer entertainment they offered. The order of this list could be different of course and the number much bigger, but our effort was towards presenting great films and not cataloguing all of them, always with a focus on diversity in style, themes, origin, and filmmaker
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    Cinetropa's 100 Best Korean Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Full title: 100 Best Korean Movies of All Time (Ranked) and Why They’re the Best in the World By Dennis Clemente Jan 30, 2021 Korean cinema’s limited exposure over the years can be attributed to a language barrier, but did Parasite break it? If so, here are 100 of the best movies with an official link where to watch nearly 200 titles legally. It’s hard to tell when exactly did people start acknowledging Korean cinema as a major force to be reckoned with. In 2008, author Christina Klein wrote in American Quarterly: After Hollywood, the South Korean film industry is “perhaps the most important in the world today.” Fast forward to 2020 when New Yorker’s film critic Richard Brody called it among the most exciting in the world today. The time gap is telling. Korean modern cinema has held our imagination captive for so long, from the time it all began. The landmark action thriller Shiri came out in 1999, but it was in 2003 when two Korean movies — Park Chan Wook’s Oldboy and Bong Joon Ho’s Memories of Murder thrilled film festival habitués. Word got around that a new film movement was born. It would be called the Korean New Wave. Other Korean filmmakers who would keep the momentum of this movement going included Lee Chang-dong, Kim Jee-won, Hong Sang-soo, Kim ki-duk (who recently died of COVID-19 complications), Ha Yoo, Ryoo Seung-wan, Hu Jin-ho, and Choi Dong-hoon. Today, modern Korean cinema has shaken up the pecking order of global cinema. It has become a transgressive force, with storytelling characterized by variances in tone and almost always with social commentary, even in a horror film like the commercial runaway hit, Train to Busan. One can probably ascribe Train to Busan to how Korean cinema has taken us — on a wild ride to new ways of enjoying movies. Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite was one wild ride that culminated at the Oscars. It didn’t just win four Oscars, including Best International Feature and Best Picture. It won over people averse to reading English subtitles. The Hollywood-level mass appeal of Parasite may have indicated that the only thing blocking Korean cinema’s global domination all this time was language barrier, but the movie made that all irrelevant. Many now look up to Korean cinema for making movies that Western cinema is not interested in tackling, especially Hollywood, which has chosen to stick to its conventions and staple genres. However, it doesn’t mean Korean cinema will not go the way of formulaic movies, if its recent big-budgeted monstrosity (The Peninsula) is a foretaste of things to come. Korean film critic and historian Darcy Paquet has often said the rise of modern Korean cinema was inevitable. He tells more in his ultimate guide about Korean cinema’s transformation in his book and website. (Incidentally, he wrote the English subtitles for Parasite.) It was just a matter of reviving its Golden Age in the 50s and 60s and moving on from its troubled past — wars, censorship and dictatorship in the 70s and onwards. Korean cinema’s vibrant cinematic period came to an abrupt halt in 1973 when its government censored the film industry. It took another 20 years for Korean cinema to revive its old glory. For those curious about the old movies, they have been restored and nearly 200 of them are free to watch on the [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/KoreanFilm]Korean Film Archive[/url]. It’s time to list the best 100 Korean movies from the Golden Age to present-day Korean cinema (i.e., up to 2019). After all, Korea just celebrated its film centennial in 2019. With most moviehouses closed and streaming platform monopolies making mostly episodic content, it’s also hard to tell if movies will ever be the same, or if we are seeing the slow demise of great Korean cinema the way it’s been producing mostly hit-or-miss genre films lately? Am I qualified to do this list, though? I first stumbled on Korean cinema in the late 90s and didn’t pay any strong interest until 2004 when I saw Oldboy. From thereon out, I thought something was afoot. Where I lived in New York, I had access to a Korean DVD store, film festivals, the New York public libraries’ collection, and a colleague who supplied me with DVDs. I saw hundreds in nearly two decades, but that’s not enough, because I have only seen a few of legendary director Im Kwon-taek’s more than 90 movies — and some Korean movies are missing. But this list had to be written, so I can find out for sure what movies I’ve overplayed or neglected to mention. As for my criteria for ranking Korean movies, it was not easy. I would say this was (and is) a work in progress. Again, I considered their storytelling’s transgressive force as one thing, their social commentary as another. Staying power and impact were also important considerations. Yes, South Korea has also captured global attention with its K-Dramas. Clearly, the success of this genre has streaming platforms scrambling to produce their own kind of “binge-worthy” shows. Until Parasite won the most prestigious awards, many in the West thought Koreans only made “soap operas” or “melodramas” — and may prefer those shows. But there’s a distinction and 100 of the best Korean movies listed here (50 are ranked; other half are unranked as they require more than one viewing) are supposed to introduce great Korean cinema to more people and even more significant perhaps (for those checking out the list but not finding the titles anywhere) to ask streaming platforms to make them widely available.
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    AMP's 20 Great Bangladeshi Films of the 21st Century

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. September 22, 2020 By Fahmidul Haq After the advent of new technologies such as satellite TV, CD/DVD in 1990s and Internet streaming in 2000s, Bangladesh’s mainstream industry, which was once vibrant, started declining. Meanwhile, since the mid-1980s, there was a slow but steady growth of independent cinema which started representing the national cinema of Bangladesh by documenting politics, culture and society, both in fiction and documentary genres and by participating in international festivals. Primarily these films were artisanal in look – short in length and technically ordinary; gradually they started to be more mature – full length in duration and comprehensive in film techniques. Since 2000 and onward, Bangladeshi cinema is trying to find its own voice internationally, which is often overshadowed by Indian Bengali Cinema that reached its peak by the contributions of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and others. In the new millennium, Bangladeshi cinema has elevated from the ‘artisanal’ to the ‘global’ stage. Also, there was an evolution in the themes of Bangladeshi Cinema– from rural to urban and from traditional-cultural archetypes to post-modern and post-globalized complex realities. Except one or two, the selection criteria of the following 20 films was the intend to portray the broader culture and society of Bangladesh instead of just telling a good story or entertaining audience or even just experimenting artistically. The themes of the films are diverse and deep rooted in history and culture of Bangladesh as a nation. The films are described here in temporal order. The selection includes three documentaries.
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    AMP's The 20 Best Post-Liberation (1972-2000) Films from Bangladesh

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. December 29, 2020 By Fahmidul Haq Bangladesh started producing film regularly since the mid-1950s, when it was part of Pakistan. Due to the colonial military rule by the central West Pakistan, there was a rise of Bengali nationalism and people of East Pakistan started revolting. The East did not get the power even though their political party Bangladesh Awami League got absolute majority in 1970 Pakistan election. The people of the East got increasingly agitated and there was a military crackdown in the midnight of March 25, 1971 and the war started. Through the resistance of freedom fighters and the diplomatic and military support from India, Bangladesh got liberated from Pakistan on December 16, 1971 . This article selects the 20 best films in post-liberation (1972-2000) Bangladesh. The country had a vibrant mainstream film industry in 1970s and 1980s. Since 1990s, the industry started declining due to many internal and external factors. Meanwhile, since the mid-1980s, there was a slow but steady growth of independent cinema which started representing the national cinema of Bangladesh by documenting politics, culture and society, both in fiction and documentary genres and by participating in international festivals. Until mid-1990s, independent films were artisan in look – short in length and technically ordinary; however, gradually they started to be more mature – full length in duration and comprehensive in film techniques. Except one or two, the selection criteria of the following 20 movies was the films’ intend to portray the broader culture and society of Bangladesh, instead of just telling a good story or entertaining audience or even just experimenting artistically. The themes of the films are diverse and deep rooted in the history and culture of Bangladesh as a nation. The films are described here in temporal order. The selection includes 2 documentaries and 18 features that comprise 5 war films, 6 rural based, 3 city centric and 1 children film. It is also interesting to note that 3 rivers are mentioned in the titles of 3 films and 3 films are set in the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is quite natural that the rivers, the sea, and the boat would be the characters in the films made in Bengal Delta region. Two films (“[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/palanka/]Palanka[/url]” [1975] by Rajen Tarafdar and “[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/padma+nadir+majhi/]Padma Nadir Majhi[/url]” [1993] by Goutam Ghosh) might be included in the lists, but those were co-productions between Bangladesh and India and the director is from India. “Titas Ekti Nadir Naam” by Ritwik Ghatak was also directed by an Indian citizen, but it was solely produced by Bangladesh, hence included in the list. Moreover, Ghatak was born in Bangladesh and lived here until his early youth.
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    AMP's 100+1 Essential South Korean Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 11:0. "South Korean cinema, and particularly the mainstream part, has been developing at an uncanny pace since the beginning of the New Wave, which started during the last years of the 90s, and resulted in the renewed interest of local audiences for local movies. “Shiri” (1999) kickstarted the phenomenon by becoming the first film in South Korean history to sell more than two million tickets in Seoul alone. The success continued with a number of other blockbusters while by the 2000s, and particularly after “Oldboy”, the country’s cinema started to attract significant international attention. The “trend” continued during the next years, and currently, S. Korean film industry is considered among the top in the world, with directors that have shot movies in Hollywood (Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho) actors that have become international stars (Bae Doona, Lee Byung-hun) and awards from most of the top festivals in the world (Lee Chan-dong for “Burning” and Bong Joon-ho for “Parasite”) However, in terms of inspiration and actual context, the roots of this trend can be traced in the 80s, when the end of the long period of dictatorship resulted in the release of almost two decades of compressed creativity, in another surge that continued until the beginning of the 90s. Further back, the Golden Age of S. Korean cinema is placed between 1955 and 1972, when a number of films that are considered still among the best (“The Housemaid”, “Aimless Bullet”) were released. With all that in mind, and on the occasion of the anniversary of 100 years of Korean cinema, we decided to list 100+1 S. Korean films that we believe are among the most notable the local industry has ever produced. Thankfully, the Korean Film Archive has given us the opportunity to watch a number of films that were produced before the New Wave, dating back to the 1930, thus expanding our view of Korean cinema quite significantly. Unfortunately, we have not managed to watch movies that were produced before the split, and thus, this list is by no means complete regarding the whole history of Korean cinema. Furthermore, 101 is not an adequate number to present every noteworthy film since the 50s and thus, a number of excellent productions were not included (we will not tell you which). In our effort, we included films not only for their sheer cinematic quality but also for their significance, while a number of titles were included just because we like them (they call it personal taste, I think). At some degree, we also tried to have diversity in the selection, both in terms of directors and context. Without further ado, here are 101 films that we believe every cinephile should watch."
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    Cinema Tropical - Caribbean Films

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