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Movies for Movie Buffs series

I watch a lot of movies: good, bad, indifferent; all genres; English and non-English speaking; and, occasionally, I write a few comments about those I enjoyed. Below is a list of my reviews so far posted. The percentage/numerical ratings in the title fields are from the review-aggregation website, Rotten Tomatoes (where I look for 60% or higher), and the internet movie database, IMDb (where I look for 6.0 or higher).

Movies for Movie Buffs: 1–6

1. 7 Boxes (7 Cajas), Thriller/Action/Comedy, Directors Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori , 2012 Paraguay, 97%/7.1
2. Amanda, Drama, Director Mikhaël Hers, 2018 France, 96%/7.0
3. Dara of Jasenovac, War/History/Drama, Director Predrag Antonijevic, 2021 Serbia, 57%/8.3
4. Frozen River, Crime/Drama, Director Courtney Hunt, 2008 USA, 88%/7.1
5. Godzilla vs. Kong, Monster, Director Adam Wingard, 2021 USA, 75%/6.5
6. I Saw the Devil (Ang-ma-reul bo-at-da), Horror/Thriller, Director Kim Jee-woon, 2010 Korean, 81%/7.8

Movies for Movie Buffs: 7–12

7. Judas and the Black Messiah, Biographical Drama, Director Shaka King, 2021 USA, 96%/7.5
8. Meadowland, Drama, Director Reed Morano, 2015 USA, 96%/5.8
9. My Octopus Teacher, Documentary, Directors Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, 2020 South Africa, 97%/8.1
10. Neon Bull (Boi Neon), Drama, Director Gabriel Mascaro, 2015 Brazil, 88%/6.8
11. News of the World, Western/Drama, Director Paul Greengrass, 2020 USA, 88%/6.8
12. Nobody, Action/Thriller, Director Ilya Naishuller, 2021 USA, 83%/7.4

Movies for Movie Buffs: 13–18

13. Nomadland, Drama, Director Chloé Zhao, 2020 USA, 94%/7.4
14. Penguin Bloom, Drama/Family, Director Glendyn Ivin, 2020 Australia, 67%/6.8
15. Shadow in the Cloud, Action/Horror/War, Director Roseanne Liang, 2020 USA, 78%/4.8
16. The Family Friend (L’amico di famiglia), Drama, Director Paolo Sorrentino, 2006 Italy, 75%/7.1
17. The Father, Drama, Director Florian Zeller, 2020 UK, 98%/8.3
18. Cash Truck (Le Convoyeur), Action/Thriller, Director Nicolas Boukhrief, 2004 French, 62%/6.6 and Wrath of Man, Action/Thriller, Director Guy Ritchie, 2021 UK, 66%/7.3

Movies for Movie Buffs: 19–24

19. The Night Comes for Us, Action/Martial Arts/Thriller, Director Timo Tjahjanto, 2018 Indonesia, 7.0/91%
20. Wildcat, Drama/Thriller, Director Jonathan W. Stokes, 2021 USA, 58%/4.7%
21. The Year of the Jellyfish (L’année des Méduses), Drama, Director Christopher Frank, 1984 France, 58%/5.6 and Suntan, Drama, Director Argyris Papadimitropoulos, 2016 Greece, 72%/6.6
22. Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters), Horror, Director Lucio Fulci, 1979 Italy, 42%/6.8
23. The Oak Room, Mystery/Thriller, Director Cody Calahan, 2020 USA, 90%/5.4
24. Stowaway, Sci-Fi/Drama, Director Joe Penna, 2021 USA, 77%/5.6

Movies for Movie Buffs: 25–30

25. The Mauritanian, Drama/Legal, Director Kevin Macdonald, 2021 USA, 75%/7.4
26. The Vanished (Sarajin bam), Crime/Mystery/Thriller, Director Lee Chang-hee, 2018 Korea, 85%/6.6
27. The Suicide Theory, Drama, Director Dru Brown, 2014 Australia, 79%/6.6
28. Confidential Assignment (Gongjo), Action/Drama/Comedy, Director Kim Sung-hoon, 2017 Korea, 63%/6.6
29. The Trial of the Chicago 7, Courtroom Drama/History, Director Aaron Sorkin, 2020 USA, 89%/7.8
30. Wer, Horror, Director William Brent Bell, 2013 USA, 70%/5.9

Movies for Movie Buffs: 31–36

31. A Bittersweet Life, Neo-Noir Thriller/Action, Director Kim Jee-woon, 2005 Korea, 100%/7.5
32. Queen to Play (Joueuse), Drama, Director Caroline Bottaro, 2009 France-Germany, 71%/6.9
33. The Silence (Das Letzte Schweigen), Thriller, Director Baran bo Odar, 2010 German, 88%/7.0
34. Fly Away Home, Adventure/Drama/Family, Director Carroll Ballard, 1996 Canada, 87%/6.8 and Spread your Wings (Donne-moi des Ailes), Adventure/Drama/Family, Director Nicolas Vanier, 2019 France, 67%/7.3
35. The East (De Oost), War/Drama, Director Jim Taihuttu, 2020 Dutch, not yet rated on Rotten Tomatoes/7.1
36. 6 Underground, Action/Comedy/Thriller, Director Michael Bay, 2019 USA, 6.1/36%

Movies for Movie Buffs: 37–42

37. I Care a Lot, Black Comedy/Thriller, Director Jonathan Blakeson, 2021 USA, 78%/6.3
38. Crisis, Crime/Thriller, Director Nicholas Jarecki, 2021 USA, 66%/6.1
39. Creep, Psychological Horror, Director Patrick Brice, 2014 USA, 89%/6.3
40. Balloon, Drama, Director Pema Tseden, 2020 China (Tibet), 100%/6.9
41. My First Summer, Drama/Romance, Director Katie Found, 2020 Australia, Not yet rated/6.4
42. Je t’aime mais non plus (translated as I love you, I don’t or I love you, me not anymore), Drama/Romance, Director Serge Gainsbourg, 1976 France, 91%/6.0

Movies for Movie Buffs: 43–48

43. The Cement Garden, Drama, Director Andrew Birkin, 1993 UK, 82%/7.1
44. Creep 2, Psychological Horror, Director Patrick Brice, 2017 USA, 100%/6.5
45. The Ardennes (D’Ardennen), Drama/Action, Director Robin Pront, 2015 Belgium, 58%/6.8
46. The Gangster’s Daughter (aka Shao Wu the Bad), Crime/Drama/Thriller, Director Chen Mei-Juin, 2017 Taiwan, not yet rated on Rotten Tomatoes/5.6
47. Black Widow, Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi, Director Cate Shortland, 2021 USA, 75%/7.0 and Gunpowder Milkshake, Action/Adventure/Thriller, Director Navot Papushado, 2021 USA, 67%/5.2
48. Bone Cage, Drama, Director Taylor Olson, 2020 Canada, Not yet rated on Rotten Tomatoes/5.5

Movies for Movie Buffs: 49–54

49. Sold, Drama, Director Jeffrey D Brown, 2014 USA, 56%/6.9 and Innocent Voices (Voces Inocentes), War/Drama/Family, Director Luis Mandoki, 2004 El Salvador/Mexico, 72%/7.9
50. Jolt, Action/Thriller, Director Tanya Wexler, 2021 USA, 39%/5.5
51. Kick-Ass, Action/Comedy/Crime, Director Matthew Vaughn, 2010 USA, 76%/7.6 and Kick-Ass 2, Action/Comedy/Crime, Director Jeff Wadlow, 2013 USA, 32%/6.5
52. Love Crime (aka Crime d’Amour), Drama, Director Alain Corneau, 2010 France, 64%/6.5
53. Night Drive, Thriller/Drama, Directors Brad Baruh and Meghan Leon, 2019 USA, 100%/5.5
54. Get In (aka Furie), Drama/Horror/Thriller, Director Olivier Abbou, 2019 France, 50%/5.6

Movies for Movie Buffs: 55–60

55. Eastern Boys, Drama/Romance/Action, Director Robin Campillo, 2013 France, 89%/6.9
56. The Major, Action/Crime, Director Yuriy Bykov, 2013 Russia, 69%/7.2
57. Meander (Méandre), Horror/Mystery/Sci-Fi, Director Mathieu Turi, 2020 France, 70%/5.8
58. June Again, Drama/Comedy, Director JJ Winlove, 2020 Australia, 100%/7.3
59. In Bloom (Grdzeli Nateli Dgheebi), Drama, Directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, 2013 Georgia, 90%/7.5 and My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi), Directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, 2017 Georgia, 100%/7.4
60. Instinct, Drama/Thriller, Director Halina Reijn, 2019 Dutch, 80%/6.1

Movies for Movie Buffs: 61–66

61. Hyena, Crime/Drama/Thriller, Director Gerard Johnson, 2014 UK, 78%/6.2 and Tony, Drama/Horror/Thriller, Director Gerard Johnson, 2009 UK, 58%/6.2
62. In the Fog (B Tumane), Drama/History/War, Director Sergey Loznitsa, 2012 Russia, 87%/6.8
63. My First Client (Eorin Uiroein), Crime/Drama, Director Kyu-sung Jang, 2019 S. Korea, -/7.3
64. Pig, Drama/Thriller, Director Michael Sarnoski, 2021 USA, 97%/7.0
65. Retribution (El Desconocido), Crime/Thriller, Director Dani de la Torre, 2015 Spain, 100%/6.6
66. With A Girl Of Himalaya/Himalaya, Where The Wind Dwells (Himalayaeui Sonyowa), DocuDrama, Director Soo-il Jeon, 2008 Korea/Nepal, -/6.4

Movies for Movie Buffs: 67–72

67. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Comedy/Drama, Director Amy Heckerling, 1982 USA, 77%/7.2
68. Free Guy, Action/Comedy/Adventure, Director Shawn Levy, 2021 USA, 80%/7.4
69. After Love, Drama, Director Aleem Khan, 2020 UK, 7.2/96%
70. Valley of Souls (Tantas Almas), Drama, Director Nicolás Rincón Gille, 2019 Colombia, Not yet rated on Rotten Tomatoes/7.2
71. Battle Royale (Batoru Rowaiaru), Action/Thriller/Drama, Director Kinji Fukasaku, 2000 Japan, 88%/7.6
72. The Trip (I Onder Dage (In Bad Days)), Action/Black Comedy/Horror, Director Tommy Wirkola, 2021 Norway, 83%/7.0

More coming…

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