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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #840 on: June 18, 2010, 08:50:57 PM »
II. Good
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)

I'm glad to hear you think so too. This film won me over in the end, and now I want to see it again.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #841 on: June 18, 2010, 09:06:46 PM »
II. Good
Pushing Hands (Ang Lee, 1992, Taiwan)

I'm glad to hear you think so too. This film won me over in the end, and now I want to see it again.

Yeah, I watched it in my comparative religions class tied to Confucianism. I'm thinking how to structure my strategy for the next round in terms of which films to pick. Am I supposed to explicitly avoid films I've seen for this bracket? That said, I think I really want to watch Farewell My Concubine, which I haven't seen...and the other Koreeda if it gets resurrected. BTW, for me, that is a very solid 8-9 that I would recommend and 3 that are top-100 competitive. Not bad for a set of 13 films. Apparently 90s far east cinema is like my favorite thing in the world.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #842 on: June 18, 2010, 10:23:23 PM »
Verdict on Sunday. Sorry it'll take that long, I'm an idiot when it comes to time management.
Same, I just found out that we're celebrating Father's Day tomorrow....
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #843 on: June 19, 2010, 05:53:59 AM »
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I. Great

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Buddha Bless America (Wu Nien-Jen, 1996, Taiwan)
Kagerô (Hideo Gosha, 1991, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)

II. Good
III. Fair
IV. Mediocre/Poor

I had a great round

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #844 on: June 19, 2010, 01:00:31 PM »
I. Great
Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)

II. Good
Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Peter Chan, 1996, Hong Kong)
After the Rain (Takashi Koizumi, 1999, Japan)
Musuko (Yoji Yamada, 1991, Japan)
Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Jubaku: Spellbound (Masato Harada, 1999, Japan)
Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan)
Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Overture to a New War (Noboru Ishiguro & Keizo Shimizu, 1993, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Like Grains of Sand (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 1995, Japan)
Not One Less (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)
The Road Home (Zhang Yimou, 1999, China)

III. Fair
The Bird People in China (Takashi Miike, 1998, Japan)
Blush (Li Shaohong, 1994, China)
Butterfly Lovers (Tsui Hark, 1994, Hong Kong)
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan)
The Geisha House (Kinji Fukasaku, 1999, Japan)
God of Gamblers 3 (Wong Jing, 1991, Hong Kong)
The King of Masks (Wu Tian-Ming, 1996, China)
Minbo - or the Gentle Art of Japanese Extortion (Juzo Itami, 1992, Japan)
Supermarket Woman (Juzo Itami, 1996, Japan)
Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (Koki Mitani, 1997, Japan)
Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
Art Museum by the Zoo (Lee Jeong-hyang, 1998, South Korea)
The Days (Wang Xiaoshuai, 1993, China)
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (Wai Ka-Fai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Wing Chun (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1994, Hong Kong)

The distinction between the I and II tiers was really hard for me for some reason. I ended up thinking of II as "Good-Really Good" to compensate.

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #845 on: June 19, 2010, 01:02:00 PM »
II. Good
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)

A Wong Kar-Wai film not in tier I? Blasphemy!  ;)
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #846 on: June 19, 2010, 01:11:00 PM »
You must have missed Days of Being Wild on that list. ;)

It's all relative. I'd actually say Happy Together is pretty great, but I don't think it's as great as the others. Thus the predicament!

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #847 on: June 19, 2010, 01:23:55 PM »
I can do this!

I. Great

Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
God of Cookery (Stephen Chow / Lee Lik-Chi, 1996, Hong Kong)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Pickpocket (Jia Zhang-ke, 1997, China)
Picnic (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)

II. Good

Ashes of Time (Wong Kar-Wai, 1994, Hong Kong)
Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995, Hong Kong)
Forbidden City Cop (Stephen Chow / Vincent Kok, 1996, Hong Kong)
The King of Comedy (Stephen Chow / Lik-Chi Lee, 1999, Hong Kong)
Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon, 1998, Japan)
Undo (Shunji Iwai, 1994, Japan)

III. Fair

Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-Wai, 1991, Hong Kong)
Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee, 1994, Taiwan)
Lifeline (Johnny To, 1997, Hong Kong)
Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998, Japan)
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai, 1996, Japan)

IV. Mediocre/Poor
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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #848 on: June 19, 2010, 01:27:08 PM »
You must have missed Days of Being Wild on that list. ;)

You're right, I did. Whoa.

It's all relative. I'd actually say Happy Together is pretty great, but I don't think it's as great as the others. Thus the predicament!

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Re: 1990s Far East Bracket
« Reply #849 on: June 19, 2010, 01:58:33 PM »
Partial ballot:

I. Great
After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998, Japan)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang, 1991, Taiwan)
Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1998, Taiwan)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996, Taiwan)
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997, Japan)
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997, Hong Kong)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992, Hong Kong)
The Hole (Tsai Ming-liang, 1998, Taiwan)
Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991, Japan)
Peppermint Candy (Lee Chang-dong, 1999, South Korea)
The Power of Kangwon Province (Hong Sang-soo, 1998, South Korea)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997, Japan)
Running Out of Time (Johnny To, 1999, Hong Kong)
A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano, 1991, Japan)
Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993, Japan)
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