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Have you ever given a drama film your highest and/or lowest grade?

And what about other genres?

-I've never given my highest to: Anime; biography; coming of age; dance; disaster; dystopian; epic; exploitation; found footage; martial arts; mockumentary; monster; parody; road; sports; spy; stoner; swashbuckler; sword and sandal; western.

-I've never given my lowest to: Anime; coming of age; dance; martial arts; mockumentary; road; swashbuckler.


People may not agree as to what is a drama. I think that all movies in my list are dramas.

Because of an error in my own computer I cannot find my IMDB votes. However, I am absolutely sure that the overwhelming number got a straight 10. And I am equally sure that none of them could possibly have got less than 9.
I think that "Blue is the Warmest Colour" is the most tragic movie ever released.

However poor a movie may be, I never give a 1 unless the movie is deliberately dishonest. A typical example is “A Clockwork Orange”, which is infamous propaganda against behaviour therapy.

La régle du jeu (Rules of the Game) by Renoir, Jean (France, 1939)

Brief Encounter by Lean, David (UK, 1945)

Les enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) by Carné, Marcel (France, 1945)

A Streetcar Named Desire () by Kazan, Elia (USA, 1950)

Fröken Julie (Miss Julie) by Sjöberg, Alf (Sweden, 1951)

Ikiru (To Live) by Kurosawa, Akira (Japan, 1952)

Utsukushisa to kanashimi to (With Beauty and Sorrow) by Shinoda, Masahiro (Japan, 1965)

Letiyat zhuravli (The Creanes Are Flying) by Kalatósov, Mikhail (Russia, 1957)

Monpti by Käutner, Helmuth (Germany, 1957)

Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) by Bergman, Ingmar (Sweden, 1957)

Les misérables by Chanois, Jean-Paul de (France, 1958)

Popiol i diament (Ashes and Diamonds) by Wajda, Andrzej (Poland, 1958)

A Taste of Honey by Richardson, Tony (UK, 1961)

Såsom i en spegel (Through a Mirror Darkly) by Bergman, Ingmar (Sweden, 1961)

La jetee by Marker, Chris (France, 1962)

Les dimanches de Ville d'Avrez (Sundays and Cybèle) by Bourgignon, Serge (France, 1962)

Seppuku (Harakiri) by Kobayashi, Masaki (Japan, 1962)

Les parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) by Demy, Jacques (France, 1963)

L'immortelle (The Undeadly One) by Robbe-Grillet, Alain (France, 1963)

The Servant by Losey, Joseph (UK, 1963)

King and Country by Losey, Joseph (UK, 1964)

Mickey One by Penn, Arthur (USA, 1964)

Repulsion by Polanski, Roman (UK, 1965)

Vargtimman (The Hour of the Wolf) by Bergman, Ingmar (Sweden, 1968)

Professione: reporter (The Passenger) by Antonioni, Michelangelo (Italy/France/Spain, 1972)

Il portiere di note (Night Porter) by Cavani, Liliana (Italy, 1974)

La dentellière (The Lace-Maker) by Goretta, Claude (France, 1977)

Il ladre di bambini (Stolen Children) by Amelio, Gianni (Italy/France, 1992)

Les nuits fauves (Violent Nights) by Collard, Cyril (France, 1992)

Priest by Bird, Antonia (UK, 1994)

Great Expectations by Cuarón, Alfonso (USA, 1997)

Jeanne et le garcon formidable (Jeanne and the Perfect Guy) byDucastel, Olivier & Martineau, Jacques (France, 1997)

The End of the Affair by Jordan, Neil (UK, 1998)

Les diables (The Little Devils) by Ruggia, Christophe (France, 2002)

To livadou pou dakrysei (Weeping Meadow) by Angelopoulos, Theodor Greece, 2004)

Barfuss (Barefoot) by Schweiger, Til (Germany, 2005)

La petite chartreuse (The Little Chartreuse) by Denis, Jean-Pierre (France, 2005)

Va, vis et deviens (Live and Become) by Mihaileanu, Radu (France/Belgium/Israel/Italy, 2005)

Auf der anderen Seite (At Heaven’s Edge) by Akin, Fatih (Germany/Turkey, 2007)

Pour Elle (Anything for Her) by Cavayé, Fred (France, 2008)

Anita by Carnevale, Marcos (Argentina, 2009)

Illegal by Masset-Depasse, Olivier (Belgium/Luxembourg/France/White Russia, 2010)

La vie d'Adèle (Blue is the warmest colour) by Kechiche, Abdellatif (Tunisia, 2010)

Golakani Kirkuk (The Flowers of Kirkuk) by Kamkari, Fariborz (Italy/Switzerland, 2013)


You gave all of those movies a 10?


Yes indeed.

As a European I have very little interest in those categories Americans are so fond of using.

I have not yet given 10 to an animé movie, but there are animation films that are serious. The great poet Jacques Prévert has written manuscript for two animation films. So I would not deem it impossible that a 10 animation might be produced.


What categories?


If it reaches me I recommand it highly.


I gave Nocturnal Animals the highest grade a movie could have, although I now think that Annabelle Creation is the more useful film