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DECEMBER

People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
30.12.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Terence Davies


Gorgeously lighted coming-of-age film chock-full of old music and '50s nostalgia. Reminded me a lot of The Spirit of the Beehive, but similarly to that film, left me kind of cold emotionally, unfortunately.

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People who added this item 2208 Average listal rating (1425 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
25.12.
TV, 3rd viewing
DIRECTED BY Frank Capra


Please re-make this with Nicolas Cage.

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People who added this item 1845 Average listal rating (1314 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Frozen (2013)
23.12.
TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee


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People who added this item 3965 Average listal rating (2594 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Love Actually (2003)
22.12.
TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Richard Curtis


Alan Rickman muistuttaa tässä elokuvassa huomattavan paljon Ismo Laitelaa.

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20.12.
Netflix, ?th viewing
DIRECTED BY Mauri Kunnas & Pekka Lehtosaari


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People who added this item 4496 Average listal rating (3110 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Cast Away (2000)
18.12.
TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Robert Zemeckis


Pretty alright FedEx commercial considering that Tom Hanks is one of the few actors I actually dislike and that it has no right to last more than two hours.

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People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
15.12.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Charles E. Sellier Jr.


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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 4.2 IMDB Rating 3.4
15.12.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Charles Band


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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 2.6
15.12.
YouTube, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY John Murlowski


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People who added this item 6351 Average listal rating (4491 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
11.12.
Blu-ray, ?th viewing
DIRECTED BY Quentin Tarantino


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People who added this item 7830 Average listal rating (5681 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
10.12.
Blu-ray, ?th viewing
DIRECTED BY Quentin Tarantino


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People who added this item 923 Average listal rating (607 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
09.12.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Bob Clark


Almost the exact opposite of my sense of humour.

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04.12.
TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Jörn Donner


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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
02.12.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Aki Kaurismäki


Once you've seen about three Kaurismäki films, you pretty much know what to expect: approximately 3.5 stars. Kaurismäki seems to get less subtle as he gets older, but this is still pretty sweet.

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People who added this item 2535 Average listal rating (1589 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Platoon (1987)
01.12.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Oliver Stone


The only one of the Big Four of Vietnam War films I hadn't seen; I guess because I had a hunch it would be as mediocre it was. The message of the movie is that USA would've won the war if Willem Dafoe was sent to fight it alone.

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NOVEMBER

People who added this item 464 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Suspicion (1941)
29.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Alfred Hitchcock


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People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (329 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
26.11.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Kenneth Lonergan


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People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
23.11.
Night Visions, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY James Franco


Another chapter in the greatest story of our times. I could've watched the film-making parts all day. I wonder if the actual The Room behind-the-scenes footage still exists.

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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
21.11.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Otto Preminger


Marilynsploitation with nice scenery.

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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
19.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Terrence Malick


Christian Bale, the Dark Knight of Cups, visits rich people's cribs and walks around the beautiful wilderness, looking equally worried everywhere he goes. I'm almost as worried for my inevitable re-watch of Tree of Life which I held in very high regard back in 2011: did Malick's style actually work better there or have I just grown tired of it altogether?

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People who added this item 480 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
Kagemusha (1980)
18.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Akira Kurosawa


Kurosawa was amazing with colours (too) and Tatsuya Nakadai is always awesome, but this film is way too long. Also kind of lost track of who is who and what their motives are at some point but that's more a problem of my stupidity.

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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
16.11.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Mike Mills


Ei ole tarkoituksella mikään Elle Fanning -putki menossa. Hyvän mielen nostalgiafiilistely 1970-luvun lopusta, joka luottaa vähän liikaa kertojaääneen ja jonka historialliset viittaukset tuovat ikävällä tavalla Forrest Gumpin mieleen. Ajattelin illalla, että annan tälle joko 3,5 tai 3 tähteä sen mukaan, onko elokuvan tuomasta lämpimästä fiiliksestä minkä verran vielä aamulla jäljellä. Ei paljoa.

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People who added this item 412 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.2
13.11.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Nicolas Winding Refn


Pari viimeisintä Refnin leffaa on jäänyt vähän roikkumaan johonkin kiusalliseen limboon taide- ja roskaleffan välillä sillä tavalla, että niistä on hankala lopulta saada oikein mitään irti. Tämäkin on liian ryppyotsainen puhtaaksi eksploitaatioksi ja liian lapsellinen ja sisällötön oikeasti kiinnostavaksi satiiriksi. Onneksi sinänsä kiva audiovisuaalinen tyyli kantaa niin Neon Demonia kuin Only God Forgivesiakin sen verran, että ne jaksaa ainakin kertaalleen läpi katsella.

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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
12.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Hirokazu Koreeda


Koreeda probably directs a couple of heartwarming familial dramas when he has his breakfast every morning. Every now and then he decides to release some of them.

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People who added this item 216 Average listal rating (160 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 2.9
Troll 2 (1990)
12.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Claudio Fragasso


Tämä elokuva sen sijaan ei ahdistanut ollenkaan, vaan tästä tuli hyvä mieli.

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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.6
Xtro (1982)
11.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Harry Bromley Davenport


Tämä sopi isänpäivätematiikkaan kuin nenä päähän, mutta tässä vaiheessa maratonia alkoi jo vähän tämmönen sekoilu ahdistaa.

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People who added this item 464 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
11.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Bob Clark


Todellista silmäkarkkia The Gaten jälkeen katsottuna, etenkin kun aiemman leffan DVD-kopio oli tasoa järkyttävä kusipaska. Black Christmasissa on tyylikästä ja varmaan aika pioneerimaista slasher-meininkiä, mutta valitettavasti myös jonnin verran tyhjäkäyntiä keskivaiheilla. Aloitus ja lopetus on kuitenkin todella kovaa kamaa.

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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Gate (1987)
11.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Tibor Takács


Tän leffan aikana ois voinu pelata jotain kasarileffabingoa, koska tässä oli kaikki aikakauden kliseet läsnä pitsasta korvalappustereoihin ja heavy metallista pastelliväreihin. Hyvää fiilistä siis, ja efektit oli ihan hauskoja myös. Muuta hyvää sanottavaa tästä onkin sitten vähän hankala keksiä. Tuntui 85 minuutin kestossaankin liian pitkältä.

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People who added this item 333 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Green Room (2016)
09.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Jeremy Saulnier


Nazipunksploitation. A consistently fun, thrilling film with a nice premise that gets some minus points for the darker scenes in which you can't see shit. Would be no surprise if the lighting crew from the fourth Die Hard film were involved.

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People who added this item 1167 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Suspiria (1977)
07.11.
Cinema, 3rd viewing
DIRECTED BY Dario Argento


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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.1
06.11.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Rob Zombie


Horror marathon finished. Conclusion: pretty fun. This film was quite interesting but kind of went nowhere after the halfway mark and felt like a Slipknot music video or something at times.

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People who added this item 958 Average listal rating (651 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Christine (1983)
05.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY John Carpenter


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People who added this item 2064 Average listal rating (1382 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Mist (2007)
04.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Frank Darabont


The ending is funny as hell so at least +0.5 stars for that.

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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
04.11.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Robert Hamer, Basil Dearden, Charles Crichton & Alberto Cavalcanti


A horror anthology film told within a frame story of a recurring nightmare. Marred by the annoying and unfunny golf sequence, but some of the stories are surprisingly creepy still. The cinematography's quite nice, too.

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People who added this item 1099 Average listal rating (708 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Braindead (1992)
03.11.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Peter Jackson


Might as well watch the remaining 5 of the 31 horror flicks now. This was creative.

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OCTOBER

Horror Marathon: 31 unseen horror movies (I'm gonna fail this, probably will continue in November).
People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (866 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Conjuring (2013)
31.10.
Blu-ray, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY James Wan


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People who added this item 1366 Average listal rating (889 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
30.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY John Landis


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People who added this item 1256 Average listal rating (702 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
30.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Adrian Lyne


Tässä elokuvassa nauratti Macaulay Culkin ja George Costanzan urapolku.

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People who added this item 918 Average listal rating (575 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dracula (1931)
27.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Tod Browning


The film begins very strongly: the Transylvania scenes have a really nice atmosphere and beautiful gothic images. Skipping the mindnumbingly boring sea voyage section, I was expecting to like this more than Murnau's Nosferatu, but then the second is unfortunately drawn-out and uninteresting, what with Van Helsing & co. explaining all things related to the plot and vampire mythology in general. A commendable effort, in any case.

P.S. A friend of mine advised me not to watch the film with Philip Glass' score. I gave that a quick shot, since that was included as an extra on my DVD, and it seems like it completely butchers the film's atmosphere. So yeah, I would probably not recommend that.

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People who added this item 121 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
26.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Tobe Hooper


Syytän osittain pakotettuja katseluolosuhteita, mutta ei tämä kyllä jaksanut kauheasti kiinnostaa. Elokuvan paras hahmo, Marilyn Burnsin hahmon käsittämättömän sekava aviomies, kuolee aivan liian varhain.

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People who added this item 779 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
25.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Eli Craig


Ihan hauska idea, mutta vitsit eivät kyllä naurata yhtään elikkäs ovat toisin sanoen aivan paskoja. Tai ei välttämättä edes vitsit sinänsä, vaan niiden esitystapa: liikaa ilveilyä. Samasta syystä suurin osa stand-up-komiikasta on mielestäni yhdentekevää. Lisäksi "Chadiä" esittävä äijä saa ihon rullautumaan paikoiltaan kuin sanomalehdenkulma kynttilän yllä, jos tässä nyt runolliseksi heittäytyy. Splatter-hetket olivat varmaan elokuvan vahvimpia osa-alueita, ja sanoma kommunikaation tärkeydestä sinällään oli ihan kiva.

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People who added this item 318 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
House of Wax (1953)
24.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY André De Toth


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People who added this item 1191 Average listal rating (688 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
22.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Robert Wiene


Blows Nosferatu out of the water.

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People who added this item 598 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Deep Red (1975)
21.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Dario Argento


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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
19.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Robert Hiltzik


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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
18.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY William Lustig


Sekoboltsi sekoilee ihan kreisinä!

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People who added this item 419 Average listal rating (228 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Vampyr (1932)
17.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Carl Th. Dreyer


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People who added this item 1038 Average listal rating (619 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
16.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY James Whale


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People who added this item 327 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Beyond (1981)
15.10.
PC/TV, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Lucio Fulci


A total mess and not very fun at that for the most part. Badly paced film that got tiresome kind of quickly. Gotta like the splatter effects of the era and the silly-ass jazz-funk spider scene, though.

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People who added this item 1480 Average listal rating (1039 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Descent (2005)
13.10.
DVD, 1st viewing
DIRECTED BY Neil Marshall


To be commended for evoking claustrophobia extremely successfully; I almost wish the entire film was focused on that, instead of the cave-dwellers who are a tad lame in the end. The action scenes could've been directed better, and I found the characters pretty annoying. Nevertheless, this film has a cool premise and I think it succeeds pretty well as a genuinely thrilling horror film.

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Number of films per decade:

1910s:
0
1920s: 1
1930s: 13
1940s: 7
1950s: 6
1960s: 4
1970s: 17
1980s: 36
1990s: 23
2000s: 27
2010s: 63

Distribution by country:

USA 130

UK 15

Finland 12

Italy 5
Japan 5

France 4

Germany 3

Canada 2
New Zealand 2
Poland 2
South Korea 2
Spain 2
Sweden 2

Australia 1
Belgium 1
Brazil 1
Czechoslovakia 1
Russia 1
South Africa 1
Uganda 1

Most watched directors:

Alfred Hitchcock: 11

Quentin Tarantino: 5

John Carpenter: 4
Robert Zemeckis: 4

Dario Argento: 3
Clint Eastwood: 3
Lloyd Kaufman: 3
Joel Schumacher: 3

Tim Burton: 2
Bob Clark: 2
Joel & Ethan Coen: 2
Aki Kaurismäki: 2
Krzysztof Kieslowski: 2
John Landis: 2
Kenneth Lonergan: 2
Kenji Mizoguchi: 2
Taneli Mustonen: 2
Visa Mäkinen: 2
Alan J. Pakula: 2
Martin Scorsese: 2
Tony Scott: 2
Denis Villeneuve: 2
Lana & Lilly Wachowski: 2
Simon West: 2
James Whale: 2

Rating distribution:

5.0 1
4.5 6
4.0 36
3.5 56
3.0 42
2.5 21
2.0 18
1.5 10
1.0 5
0.5 0

Films seen in cinema:


1. Arrival (Jan 6) ****
2. Moonlight (Feb 24) ***
3. La La Land (May 16) ***½
4. The Handmaiden (Sep 7) ***½
5. Good Time (Sep 13) ****
6. Daguerrotype (Sep 15) ***
7. On the Beach at Night Alone (Sep 16) ***½
8. David Lynch: The Art Life (Sep 16) ***½
9. The Levelling (Sep 17) **½
10. Aquarius (Sep 18) ****½
11. Personal Shopper (Sep 19) ***½
12. Loveless (Sep 19) ***½
13. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Misouri (Sep 20) ****
14. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Sep 21) ***
15. The Trip to Spain (Sep 23) ***
16. The Square (Sep 24) ****
17. Blade Runner 2049 (Oct 12) ****½
18. Suspiria (Nov 7) ****½
19. The Disaster Artist (Nov 23) ****

Films seen per month:

January: 22
February: 12
March: 11
April: 16
May: 15
June: 14
July: 17
August: 4
September: 24
October: 28
November: 20
December: 15

Best discoveries each month (+4.0-star-rating):

January:




1. Arrival (2016)
2. The Fighter (2010)

February:

none

March:



1. All the President's Men (1976)
2. Hidden (2005)
3. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

April:



1. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)

May:



1. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

June:



1. Sabotage (1936)

July:



1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
2. Angel Heart (1987)
3. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

August:

none

September:



1. Aquarius (2016)
2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
3. Too Late (2015)

October:



1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
3. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

November:



1. Dead Alive (1992)
2. Our Little Sister (2015)
3. The Disaster Artist (2017)

December:

none

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