Friday, November 7, 2014
Last Ten Films I've Seen: Lots and Lots of Imports
This is our first entry since the catastrophic, seismic, Armageddon nightmare, mid-term elections, which saw the Republican gain more houses in the U.S. Congress and completely take over the U.S. Senate, but fortunately Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va) did prevail over Ed Gillespie.
Even though we differ with his politics and his policies, we want to congratulate Cong. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) who has represented Virginia's sixth district since 1993, and now, thanks to perfect gerrymandering, he probably will be representing the Sixth district until the year 2045 (correction: he turns 103 in 2055), when he will be circa 103 years old. Thus, we are using the image of Goodlatte (center) for the film "Dear White People" which is on this list. We are also looking for photos of Goodlatte in a bathing suit, but alas there are none to be found on Google.
Of the ten films we last watched, eight are from foreign countries, including Kazakhstan, Romania, Israel, the Netherlands, Japan, Turkey, Iran and Norway.
Finally, so none of you are confused, the bottom image is of the Oklahoma Sooners bandwagon used when the team plays home football game; "August: Osage County," a film based on a play takes place in Oklahoma. It stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.
Here is the list:
1. "Tuesday after Christmas." Romania. 2010. dir: Radu Muntean.
2. "Uszipin." Israel. 2004. dir: Giddi Dar
3. "Headhunters" Norway. dir: Mortem Tyldum
4. "Ichi the Killer" Japan. 2001. dir: Takashi Miike.
5. "Waiting Room" Turkey. 2004. dir: Zeki Demirkubuz.
6. "Dear White People" 2014. dir: Justin Simien.
7. "Schizo." Kazakhstan. 2004. dir: Gushat Omarova
8. "August: Osage County" 2014. dir: John Wells
9. "Leila" Iran. 1997. dir: Dariush Mehrjui
10. "Abel" (or "Voyeur"). Netherlands. 1986. dir: Alex van Warmerdam