This Week In Rankings

It’s been a a couple weeks since I updated these, so it’s more like this three weeks in rankings, but whatever. Since the last update, I’ve posted three episodes of The George Sanders Show (on Duel of Fists and Tears of the Black Tiger, Sneakers and Whirlpool, and Two Lovers and Two English Girls) and started preparing for my next episode of They Shot Pictures, on the Westerns of John Ford.

I’ve also posted a number of reviews of films by Chang Cheh (Heroes Two, Five Shaolin Masters and Shaolin Temple, Return of the One-Armed Swordsman, Vengeance!, and The Heroic Ones), Chor Yuen (The Sentimental Swordsman and Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre Parts I & II) and John Ford (Fort Apache and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance).

Over at letterboxd, I’ve got lists for Woody Allen, Gene Tierney, Otto Preminger and my trips to the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, as well as updates to previously-created director lists.

These are the movies I’ve watched and rewatched over the last week or so, along with where they place on my year-by-year rankings. Links are to my short letterboxd reviews.

The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh) – 9, 1930
The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock) – 5, 1935
Fort Apache (John Ford) – 2, 1948
Whirlpool (Otto Preminger) – 14, 1949
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford) – 2, 1962

Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh) – 11, 1969
The Heroic Ones (Chang Cheh) – 3, 1970
Vengeance! (Chang Cheh) – 6, 1970
Two English Girls (François Truffaut) – 6, 1971
Duel of Fists (Chang Cheh) – 15, 1971

The Fate of Lee Khan (King Hu) – 10, 1973
The House of 72 Tenants (Chor Yuen) – 14, 1973
Five Shaolin Masters (Chang Cheh) – 14, 1974
Boxer Rebellion (Chang Cheh) – 6, 1976
Shaolin Temple (Chang Cheh) – 10, 1976
The Sentimental Swordsman (Chor Yuen) – 7, 1977

Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (Chor Yuen) – 10, 1978
Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II (Chor Yuen) – 15, 1978
Five Element Ninjas (Chang Cheh) – 19, 1982
Sneakers (Phil Alden Robinson) – 28, 1992
Tears of the Black Tiger (Wisit Sasanatieng) – 9, 2000
Two Lovers (James Gray) – 6, 2008

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