Saturday, October 10, 2009

Film Diary 2009

Not sure why I'm doing this one but here's a list of films watched during 2009, with as many links as I can trace, will add to this until the end of the year, maybe I'll give my top five films at the end of the year. My viewing has trailed off a little lately, not enough time..




January
Funky Forest - First Contact dir: Katsuhito Ishii/Hajime Ishimine
Traveling with Nara Yoshitomo dir: Koji Sakabe
Hana Bi dir: Takeshi Kitano
Professor and his Beloved Equation dir: Takashi Koizumi
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time dir: Mamoru Hosoda
Vibrator dir:Ryuichi Hiroko
Harmful Insect dir:Akihito Shiota
Survive Style 5+ dir: Gen Sekiguchi
Bullet Ballet dir: Shinya Tsukamoto
The Place Promised in Our Early Days dir:Shinkai Makoto
Still Walking dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Neighbour No 13 dir:Yasuo Inoue

Feburary
Summer Time Machine Blues dir:Katsuyuki Motohiro
Eli,Eli Lema Sabachthani? dir: Aoyama Shinji
Adrift In Tokyo dir: Satoshi Miki
Vital dir:Shinya Tsukamoto
Avalon dir:Mamoru Ishii
Achilles and the Tortoise dir:Takeshi Kitano
All Around Us dir: Ryosuke Hashiguchi

March
United Red Army dir:Koji Wakamatsu
Kafka's A Country Doctor dir: Yamamura Koji
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A dir: Takashi Miike
Dead End Run dir: Sogo Ishii
Shuffle dir:Sogo Ishii
Solitude of One Divided by 880,000 dir:Sogo Ishii
Asia Strikes Back dir:Sogo Ishii
Master of Shiatsu dir: Sogo Ishii
For the Damaged Right Eye dir:Toshio Matsumoto
Blood the Last Vampire dir: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Kabei-Our Mother dir:Yoji Yamada
Man Who Stole the Sun dir:Kazuhiko Hasegawa

April
Tokyo Gore Police dir:Yoshihiro Nishimura
Tokyo dir: Michael Gondry/Bong Joon-Ho/Leos Carax
All About Lily Chou Chou dir: Shunji Iwai
A Scene By The Sea dir:Takeshi Kitano
Maboroshi no Hikari dir: Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Inugami dir:Masato Harada

May
Tokyo Sonata dir: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Departures dir:Yojiro Takita
Tokyo Rendezvous dir:Tetsu Misaki
Hush dir:Ryosuke Hashiguchi
Chinpira:Two Punks dir: Shinji Aoyama
Eros Plus Massacre dir:Kiju Yoshida
The Petrified Forest dir: Masahiro Shinoda
Heroic Purgatory dir:Kiju Yoshida
Punishment Island dir:Masahiro Shinoda
Throw Your Books Away,Rally in the Streets! dir:Shuji Terayama
Helpless dir:Shinji Aoyama
Woman of the Dunes dir:Hiroshi Teshigahara
Stray Dog dir:Akira Kurosawa
An Obsession dir:Shinji Aoyama

June
224466 dir:Asano Tadanobu
Labyrinth Of Dreams dir:Sogo Ishii
Uta dir:Akio Jissoji
Focus dir:Satoshi Isaka
Mujo: This Transient Life dir:Akio Jissoji
Funeral Parade of the Roses dir:Toshio Matsumoto
Youth Killer dir: Kazuhiko Hasegawa

July
Party 7 dir:Katsuhito Ishii
Shiki-Jitsu dir:Shunji Iwai
Gemini dir:Shinya Tsukamoto
Ponyo on the Cliff dir:Hayao Miyazaki
The Mirrored Mind dir:Sogo Ishii

August
Enjo dir:Kon Ichikawa
Ballad of Orin dir:Masahiro Shinoda
Season of the Sun dir:Takumi Furakawa

September
Pastoral:To Die in the Country dir:Shunji Terayama
Akitsu Springs dir:Kiju Yoshida
Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees dir:Masahiro Shinoda

October
To Sleep So As To Dream dir:Kaizo Hayashi
Preparations for the Festival dir:Kuroki Kazuo
Children of Hiroshima dir:Kaneto Shindo

3 comments:

Japonesque said...

Survive Style 5+ was one of the strangest, but compelling movies I've seen (the scene with Abe Hiroshi is priceless). And a rockin' soundtrack to boot.

me. said...

Yes, that is a great scene,have you seen Ryo Kase's dance scene in the Funky Forest?,I think this is the only film i've watched with an A & B side.

japonesque said...

I honestly don't remember it that well, I saw it quite a while ago. But I distinctly remember the impression.