Saturday, January 3, 2009

my top 100 films (9-2)

9. grande ecole (2004)
the film grande ecole is a french film that tells the story of paul, a rich graduate school student who fell in the depths and complications of both his girl friend's bet another person's love and even his own. the bet is all about who will able to seduce paul's new room mate, louis-arnault. they have decided that if agnes wins, paul will be forced not to explore his sexuality anymore, which was wins, agnes will leave him.

8.el crimen del padre amaro (2002)
a story of a newly ordained priest who was assigned to a remote village in mexico. there he would witness the ongoing poverty and prevailing rebellion among the people living in the periphery and understand the deterioration of the very institution he serves.

i say: the ending of this film is definitely outstanding and how it breaks the dogmatic view of the church.

7.amores perros (2000)
three different stories and how a car accident linked them together. it reflects the hostility by men to animal and tot hemselves.

i say: the film will make us realize how we are connected to one another despite the disparities of our differences.

6.malena (2000)
it narrates the story and the struggle of a beautiful woman in italy during the second world war thorugh the voice of a boy admirer.

i say: a must watch. most especially the plaza scene. it will definitely break your heart and make you realize that being beautiful is not always a good thing.

5.hero (2002)
the story of a group of chinese assasins who plotted to kill the king of the qin dynasty in three different versions that were differentiated through the use of the seasons' colors.

i say: great production and twist. i never realized that i would like a jet li movie before i have seen this film.

4. city of god (2002)
it is the life stories of people living in a slum area in brazil where poverty, crime, corruption, hostility and power crippled the place.

i say: unbelievably real.

3. rent (2005)
the story of a group of bohemian friends renting an apartment in the slum areas of new york city. there, they would tackle their issues of love, sexuality, AIDS, drug addiction and how to pay their rent.

i say: i haven't seen the broadway play yet. but if some will say its way better than the film then it will definitely be one of my watch outs and life list.

2.happy together (1997)
it tells the story of two lovers who ran for the sanctuary of argentina after their families didn't agree with their relationship. there, they would realize not only the complications of the relationship but with life itself.

i say: extremely depressing. not recommended for weak-hearted.

16 comments:

KRIS JASPER said...

hmmm.. wala akong may napanood sa mga yan... sigh....

Gregor said...

hello. nice choices. keri ang el crimen, primarily bilang andun si gael, na "epitome of hotness." hehe.

pala. ilink kita ha.

gillboard said...

Crime of Padre Amaro lang ang napanuod ko dito sa listahan mo...

Chyng said...

Wow!!! I must see those na havent heard. Well, MALENA is here! OST You're still you. And RENT! Sa GB ko lang yan napanood.

At binitin ang number 1....

White said...

mahilig ka pala sa mga "art" movies hehe

happy new year kuya ewik! :)

the geek said...

hay, kung saan saan na kami nakarating sa kahahanap ng happy together na yan. but it was most fun dibidi hunting ever...(pero di pa rin kami nakakita.lol)

happy new year!!!!

dak said...

ito yung batch na konti lang napanood ko... thanks for the recommendation... happy nu yr! keep on wandering!

Pedro Penduko said...

... you mentioned RENT. YOU SHOULD put on your to-do list the watching of RENT as a play IF EVER it gets produced again. Rent as a musical play is way definitely better and impressive than the movie.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

lucas said...

i sooooooooooo love rent! downloaded all their tracks :) hindi pa ako nakakapanood ng play, i mean, yung sa broadway..alam ko on-going pa to dun eh..hindi ko lang sigurado...

i noticed mahilig kasa mga indie at art films...

nice choices :)

Eben said...

wala pa ako napanood sa list. :(

although alam ko yang RENT dahil sa kantang Seasons of Love. hehehe.

Mr. Scheez said...

Wow, I sooooooo loooooooove Wong Kar Wai's Happy Together. A very honest take on homosexual relationships. Ganda! =)

Hulaan ko, Pedro Almodovar fan ka. Hehehe =)

Anonymous said...

i love RENT..!
five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes..! ;)

BOMBERO KING..!

chezza said...

Incidentally, I've got all those nice films and loved them all! You should watch "Salo" and "Irreversible" I bet you, your lists will change, he,he,he...
Napadaan lang :)

Allen Yuarata said...

napanood ko yung Malena sa cinema 1 dati. sakit sa dibdib nung pala scene.

Yj said...

if i ever have to do a list of my ten favorite movies of all time.... the crime of padre amaro and amores perros will be on that list.... i have them both on dvd.... hindi lang dahil kay Gael, pero sobtang ganda ng mga movies na yan.... sobra kong iniyakan ang pelikulang el crime.....

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