2013

Sean Gilman Sean Gilman’s year in review

Sean’s highest rated films

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story

    ★★★★★

  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor

    ★★★★★

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    ★★★★★

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★★

  • Drug War

    ★★★★★

  • 7 Women

    ★★★★★

  • They Were Expendable

    ★★★★★

  • Leviathan

    ★★★★★

  • The Killer

    ★★★★★

  • Peking Opera Blues

    ★★★★★

  • Whisper of the Heart

    ★★★★★

  • The Red and the White

    ★★★★★

  • 35 Shots of Rum

    ★★★★★

  • Beau Travail

    ★★★★★

  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    ★★★★★

  • The Gold Rush

    ★★★★★

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 408 Films watched
  • 34 Average per month
  • 7.8 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

No Blood Relation

Jan 5

Most Watched

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

twice

Crank

twice

Drug War

twice

Last Film

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Dec 31

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
185 films
Action
180 films
Comedy
128 films
Thriller
76 films
Crime
74 films
Romance
69 films
Foreign
65 films
Adventure
38 films
Horror
33 films
Fantasy
29 films
Hong Kong
169 films
USA
144 films
France
40 films
Japan
22 films
UK
21 films
Germany
19 films
China
14 films
Taiwan
10 films
South Korea
9 films
Australia
6 films
English
245 films
Cantonese
147 films
Chinese
85 films
French
36 films
Japanese
35 films
Spanish
19 films
Italian
14 films
Korean
12 films
German
11 films
Russian
10 films

Breakdown

2013 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 3 Added 0

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Stars

Directors

Sean’s most liked review

Drug War

★★★★★

From the beginning, it explains that this is not your typical heroic bloodshed Triad film, concerned more with codes of honor and brotherhood and the mirroring of good and evil than anything else. No, instead this is going to be a straight police procedural, with no metaphysical mumbo jumbo: "You're…

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The Chinese Cinema

A ranked list of the Hong Kong and Chinese-language movies I've seen since November of 2013. This began as an open-ended project about Johnnie To and his contemporaries and influences and has since digressed beyond all recognition.

There's an Index of Reviews and other stuff over at The End of Cinema.

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

Seven Samurai
Average weighted rating:

4.5

Lowest Average

AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Average weighted rating:

2.3

Most Popular

Gravity
Average weighted rating:

3.8

Most Obscure

Happy Ghost II

Films watched in 2013

  • Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • Ninja in the Dragon's Den
  • Boys Are Easy
  • I'm No Angel
  • Dragnet Girl
  • The Romancing Star
  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor
  • God of Gamblers II
  • Tricky Brains
  • Casino Raiders
  • All for the Winner
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral
  • Love Actually
  • God of Gamblers
  • She Shoots Straight
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Magnificent Warriors
  • In the Line of Duty 4
  • In the Line of Duty 3
  • Before Midnight
  • Final Justice
  • Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Royal Warriors
  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  • All About Ah-Long
  • The Banquet
  • Drinking Buddies
  • Crank
  • Security Unlimited
  • It's a Disaster
  • The Victim
  • Aces Go Places IV: You Never Die Twice
  • Drug War
  • 7 Women
  • Pilgrimage
  • All's Well, Ends Well
  • Spring Breakers
  • They Were Expendable
  • The Hudsucker Proxy
  • At Berkeley
  • Working Class
  • Leviathan
  • Blancanieves
  • The Private Eyes
  • Pain & Gain
  • The World's End
  • Aces Go Places III: Our Man from Bond Street
  • An Autumn's Tale
  • Lady for a Day
  • The Killer
  • Love in a Fallen City
  • The Chess Players
  • Seven Years Itch
  • Computer Chess
  • Aces Go Places II
  • All the Wrong Clues for the Right Solution
  • The Contract
  • Prison on Fire
  • Happy Ghost III
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Happy Ghost II
  • Peking Opera Blues
  • Aces Go Places
  • A Better Tomorrow II
  • Three Ages
  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • The Happy Ghost
  • The Eighth Happiness
  • Only Yesterday
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Red and the White
  • The Big Parade
  • Happy Ghost III
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Beau Travail
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
  • Ingeborg Holm
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Enigmatic Case
  • The Day a Pig Fell into the Well
  • The Intruder
  • Green Snake
  • Obsession
  • The Black Cat
  • Cat People
  • Trouble Every Day
  • Body Double
  • Dark Star
  • Belle toujours
  • Belle de Jour
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Poltergeist
  • Room 237
  • Dredd
  • Gravity
  • Solaris
  • Solaris
  • Wolf Children
  • Longing for the Rain
  • Camille Claudel 1915
  • Grigris
  • The Missing Picture
  • The King's Body
  • Redemption
  • A Touch of Sin
  • The Last Film
  • Distant
  • The Spider's Lair
  • Trap Street
  • Nine Muses of Star Empire
  • New World
  • A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
  • 3x3D
  • Yumen
  • Our Sunhi
  • Stray Dogs
  • Bends
  • Gebo and the Shadow
  • Good Vibrations
  • The Great Passage
  • Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  • Millionaires Express
  • Harakiri
  • Blind Detective
  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • The Roaring Twenties
  • I Can't Sleep
  • Chocolat
  • The Killing
  • The Black Stallion
  • Cherie
  • The Gold Rush
  • Zoolander
  • Smart Blonde
  • Boat People
  • My Heart Is That Eternal Rose
  • A Chinese Ghost Story
  • Seven Samurai
  • The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
  • Ran
  • After This Our Exile
  • The Grandmaster
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Happenings
  • A Touch of Zen
  • The Sword
  • He's a Woman, She's a Man
  • Ashes of Time
  • Ip Man 2
  • The Music Box
  • Sons of the Desert
  • Rouge
  • A New Leaf
  • Nomad
  • Full Contact
  • Stagecoach
  • Rio Grande
  • Days of Being Wild
  • As Tears Go By
  • Point Break
  • Gun Crazy
  • Return of the Sentimental Swordsman
  • Hatari!
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  • Ishtar
  • Straight Shooting
  • WALL·E
  • Logan's Run
  • The Iron Horse
  • Sergeant Rutledge
  • Raining in the Mountain
  • Two Rode Together
  • Just Pals
  • My Darling Clementine
  • The Avengers
  • Wagon Master
  • The Big Trail
  • Two Lovers
  • The 39 Steps
  • Two English Girls
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Five Element Ninjas
  • The Heroic Ones
  • Vengeance
  • Sneakers
  • Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre II
  • Return Of The One Armed Swordsman
  • Five Shaolin Masters
  • Whirlpool
  • Fort Apache
  • The Sentimental Swordsman
  • Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre
  • Shaolin Temple
  • The House of 72 Tenants
  • Boxer Rebellion
  • The Fate of Lee Khan
  • Duel of Fists
  • Tears of the Black Tiger
  • A Touch of Zen

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Highly rated films Sean missed

  • No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad
  • Short Term 12
  • Bo Burnham: what.
  • Prisoners
  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
  • An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Let the Fire Burn
  • Jodorowsky's Dune

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