Am planning to shamelessly copy your format for the cinematography picks that I really want to push.
I think I need to make a list of films I want to catch up with before submitting my decade list. So please feel free to recommend some more. I already bumped up The Piano Teacher based on your (and Emiliana's) endorsement of Huppert's performance.
Have you seen The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
yet? It will get three votes from me: film, foreign film, and actor. I love The Secret of the Grain
and really like Games of Love and Chance
). The former is on Region 1 DVD but only at Blockbuster; it's also on R2 and 4 so there should be torrents of it. Another one is August Evening
which has a mixture of story elements of Late Spring
(and kind of 35 Shots of Rum
) and Tokyo Story
. A film that I'm not in love with but I totally can see a couple of Filmspotters loving is Tony Takitani
which stars Issei Ogata who gave another exceptional performance. Late Marriage
is a standout that will be getting a vote for actor and possibly for the film, foreign film, and supporting actress categories as well. And I've always loved sequence of Linda, Linda, Linda
, but I am now behind the film wholesale. It's a slight film which I don't mean pejoratively. It's a mood booster.