I posted another two podcasts this week, with Episode Two of The George Sanders Show, on Dead Man and Ride Lonesome and Episode #17 of They Shot Pictures, on the movies of Sammo Hung. I also wrote about Chor Yuen’s Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan. That review and my other recent writings about Hong Kong genre cinema can be found in the Summer of Sammo Index. Over at Letterboxd I have new director lists for Jim Jarmusch and Stanley Donen.
This Week in Rankings
These are the movies I’ve watched and rewatched over the last week, and where they place on my year-by-year rankings. Links are to short reviews at Letterboxd.
The Maltese Falcon (John Huston) – 5, 1941
Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher) – 7, 1959
Charade (Stanley Donen) – 2, 1963
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder) – 8, 1970
Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (Chor Yuen) – 2, 1972
Blood Brothers (Chang Cheh) – 19, 1973
The Way We Were (Sydney Pollack) – 26, 1973
The Miracle Fighters (Yuen Woo-ping) – 5, 1982
The Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (Lau Kar-leung) – 3, 1984
Righting Wrongs (Corey Yuen) – 15, 1986
Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch) – 1, 1995
Drunken Monkey (Lau Kar-leung) – 13, 2003