My Favorite Takashi Miike Films

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* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Audition (1999) 

2.   Ichi the Killer (2001)

3.   13 Assassins (2010)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Three… Extremes (2004)
(Segment: “Box”)
(Anthology Film)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Cable/Television)

1.   Imprint (2006)
(Masters of Horror Episode)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)

2.   Visitor Q (2001)

3.   Dead or Alive (1999)

4.   Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

5.   Ley Lines (1999)

6.   Blade of the Immortal (2017)

7.   Rainy Dog (1997)

8.   Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)

9.   Shinjuku Triad Society (1995)

10. Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

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My Favorite Ching Siu-tung Films

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1.   A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)

2.   Swordsman II (1992)
(a.k.a. The Legend of the Swordsman)

3.   Duel to the Death (1983)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   A Chinese Ghost Story II (1990)

2.   Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior (1989)

3.   A Chinese Ghost Story III (1991)

4.   Swordsman III (1993)
(a.k.a. The East Is Red)

My Favorite King Hu Films

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1.   A Touch of Zen (1971)

2.   Dragon Inn (1967)

3.   Come Drink with Me (1966)

4.   The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)
(I watched it on youtube)

5.   Legend of the Mountain (1979)

6.   Raining in the Mountain (1979)
(I watched it on youtube)

7.   The Valiant Ones (1975)

Note: King Hu only partially directed The Swordsman (1990).

My Favorite Terry Zwigoff Films

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1.   Crumb (1994)
(Documentary)

2.   Ghost World (2001)

3.   Louie Bluie (1985)
(Documentary)

4.   Art School Confidential (2006)

5.   Bad Santa (2003)

My Favorite Zhang Yimou Films

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1.   House of Flying Daggers (2004)

2.   Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

3.   Coming Home (2014)
(no relation to the 1978 film)

4.   Hero (2002)

5.   Ju Dou (1990)
(co-directed with Yang Fengliang)

6.   Not One Less (1999)

7.   The Road Home (1999)

8.   Shanghai Triad (1995)

9.   To Live (1994)

10. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

11. Red Sorghum (1988)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

2.   Happy Times (2000)

3.   Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

My Favorite Robert Zemeckis Films

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1.   Back to the Future (1985)

2.   Used Cars (1980)

3.   Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
(Part Animation/Part Live-Action)

4.   I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Cable/Television)

1.   Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996)
(Episode from Season 1: “And All Through the House”)
(Episode from Season 3: “Yellow”)
(Episode from Season 6: “You, Murderer”)
(Cable Series)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Back to the Future Part III (1990)

2.   Back to the Future Part II (1989)

3.   Romancing the Stone (1984)

My Favorite Edgar Wright Films

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1.   Shaun of the Dead (2004)

2.   Baby Driver (2017)

3.   The World’s End (2013)

4.   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

5.   Hot Fuzz (2007)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Grindhouse (2007)
(Fictitious Trailer: “Don’t”)
(Anthology Film)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Television)

1.   Spaced (1999-2001)

My Favorite William Wyler Films

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1.   The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

2.   Dodsworth (1936)

3.   The Letter (1940)

4.   Counselor at Law (1933)

5.   The Little Foxes (1941)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Big Country (1958)

2.   Roman Holiday (1953)

3.   Funny Girl (1968)

4.   The Heiress (1949)

5.   Wuthering Heights (1939)

6.   These Three (1936)

7.   The Good Fairy (1935)

8.   The Desperate Hours (1955)

9.   The Collector (1965)

10. Ben-Hur (1959)

11. Jezebel (1938)

My Favorite John Woo Films

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1.   The Killer (1989)

2.   Bullet in the Head (1990)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

3.   Hard Boiled (1992)

4.   A Better Tomorrow (1986)

5.   Red Cliff (2008)

6.   A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

7.   Face/Off (1997)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Hard Target (1993)

My Favorite Wong Kar-wai Films

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1.   In the Mood for Love (2000)

2.   Fallen Angels (1995)

3.   Chungking Express (1994)

4.   2046 (2004)

5.   Days of Being Wild (1990)

6.   Ashes of Time (1994)

7.   Happy Together (1997)

8.   The Grandmaster (2013)

9.   My Blueberry Nights (2007)

10. As Tears Go By (1988)