Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Persona

2010 Film Journals

10 posts in this topic

The 2009 Film Journals are listed Here.

Link to films I haven't seen from last decade, and Link to the A&F Top 100 films I still need to see. I'm scratching them out as I go.

2010

Italics and non-bold = theatre viewings, listed at the end of each month.

Asterisk* = First time viewing

Data from IMDB ------>

Jan - The White Diamond* (Werner Herzog)

Jan - Anvil! The Story of Anvil* (Sacha Gervasi)

Jan - House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman) $3 Big Bucks at Big Lots!

Jan - Running with Scissors (Ryan Murphy) $3 Big Bucks at Big Lots!

Jan - The Miracle Maker (Derek W. Hayes and Stanislav Sokolov) 2nd Viewing for Top 100 Consideration

Jan - The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Scott Derrickson) Viewing for Top 100 Consideration

Jan - The Notorious Bettie Page* (Mary Harron) Viewing for Top 100 Consideration

Jan - Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch) $3 Big Bucks at Big Lots!

Jan - Everything is Illuminated* (Liev Schreiber)

Jan - Whip It* (Drew Barrymore)

Jan - Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney and Grant Heslov) $3 Big Bucks at Big Lots!

Jan - Chinatown* (Roman Polanski)

Jan - Blood Work* (Clint Eastwood)

Jan - In My Skin (Marina de Van)

Jan - Romance* (Catherine Breillat) I try with Breillat once a year. Seriously, why do I try?

Jan - Lorna's Silence* (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

Jan - Offside* (Jafar Panahi) $3 Big Bucks at Big Lots!

Jan - Carnages (Delphine Gleize) Gave Up. I change my mind on loving this one.

Jan - Matador* (Pedro Almodóvar, 1986)

Jan - Law of Desire* (Pedro Almodóvar, 1987)

Jan - The Flower of My Secret* (Pedro Almodóvar, 1995)

Jan - Live Flesh* (Pedro Almodóvar, 1997)

Jan - Talk To Her* (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)

Jan - Bad Education* (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)

Jan - Volver* (Pedro Almodóvar, 2006)

Jan - Broken Embraces* (Pedro Almodóvar, 2009)

Jan - The Sun* (Aleksandr Sokurov)

Jan - The Blind Side* (John Lee Hancock)

Jan - A Single Man* (Tom Ford)

Jan - Crazy Heart* (Scott Cooper)

Jan - Prodigal Sons* (Kimberly Reed)

Jan - No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson* (Steve James) Director present for Intro and Q&A!

Jan - 35 rhums* (Claire Denis)

Jan - The White Ribbon* (Michael Haneke)

* Favorite from January - Lorna's Silence

Feb - Youth Without Youth* (Francis Ford Coppola) Big Lots Finally Failed Me!

Feb - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) A Masterpiece.

Feb - Julien Donkey-Boy (Harmony Korine) Ugh. We'll see if I can finish it later.

Feb - Jennifer's Body* (Karyn Kusama) Awful!

Feb - Carriers* (Àlex and David Pastor)

Feb - The Rapture* (Michael Tolkin) So HORRIBLE I wanted to EAT my FEET

Feb - Wolverine* (Gavin Hood)

Feb - Iron Man (Jon Favreau)

Feb - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)

Feb - (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb )

Feb - Moon* (Duncan Jones)

Feb - State of Play* (Kevin Macdonald)

Feb - Duplicity* (Tony Gilroy)

Feb - Public Enemies* (Michael Mann)

Feb - District 9* (Neill Blomkamp)

Feb - The Hurt Locker* (Kathryn Bigelow)

Feb - Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)

Feb - Brick* (Rian Johnson)

Feb - The Brothers Bloom* (Rian Johnson)

Feb - The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)

Feb - The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)

Feb - The Song of Sparrows* (Majid Majidi)

Feb - Paradise Now* (Hany Abu-Assad)

Feb - Amreeka*(Cherien Dabis)

Feb - W.* (Oliver Stone)

Feb - The Cats of Mirikitani* (Linda Hattendorf)

Feb - Young@Heart* (Stephen Walker and Sally George)

Feb - Brother Born Again* (Julia Pimsleur)

Feb - Chocolat* (Claire Denis)

Feb - Nénette et Boni* (Claire Denis)

Feb - Trouble Every Day* (Claire Denis)

Feb - Friday Night (Claire Denis)

Feb - L'intrus* (Claire Denis)

Feb - Demonlover (Olivier Assayas)

Feb - Revanche* (Götz Spielmann)

Feb - Hunger* (Steve McQueen)

Feb - Fish Tank* (Andrea Arnold)

Feb - Shutter Island* (Martin Scorsese)

Feb - Ajami* (Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani)

* Favorite from February - Nénette et Boni

Mar - Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)

Mar - The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)

Mar - Antichrist (Lars von Trier)

Mar - Heat (Michael Mann)

Mar - The Insider (Michael Mann)

Mar - Ali* (Michael Mann)

Mar - Collateral (Michael Mann)

Mar - Miami Vice* (Michael Mann) Mercifully, disc was nicked 40 minutes in and I couldn't finish it.

Mar - Star Trek (J.J. Abrams)

Mar - Rage* (Sally Potter) Pretentious! Awful! Do not see!

Mar - We Live in Public* (Ondi Timoner)

Mar - Capitalism: A Love Story* (Michael Moore) Moore's last two films are his best.

Mar - The Stoning of Soraya M.* (Cyrus Nowrasteh)

Mar - Serbis* (Brillante Mendoza) Blechth. Didn't finish, it just yucked me out. No mas! No mas!

Mar - Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog)

Mar - Yella* (Christian Petzold) Dream logic, much fun.

Mar - Jerichow* (Christian Petzold)

Mar - Ghosts* (Christian Petzold)

Mar - Død snø* (Tommy Wirkola) Blood! Guts! Gore! Norwegians vs Zombie Nazis from Hell! Gotta love it...

Mar - The Beaches of Agnès* (Agnès Varda) Need to finish this.

Mar - The Willow Tree* (Majid Majidi) Only Majidi makes Majidi films. Love them all so much!

Mar - Early Summer* (Yasujiro Ozu) I've fallen asleep several times. It has to go back. I am an Ozu failure.

Mar - Forbidden Fruit* (Dome Karukoski) I would love to see this a few more times. Wonderful film.

Mar - Helsinki, Forever* (Peter von Bagh)

Mar - Hooked* (Adrian Sitaru)

Mar - The Other Irene* (Andrei Gruzsniczki)

Mar - A Call Girl* (Damjan Kozole)

Mar - Soul at Peace* (Vladimír Balko)

Mar - The Collectress* (Kristina Buozyte)

Mar - Disengagement* (Amos Gitai)

Mar - Hadewijch* (Bruno Dumont)

Mar - The Sicilian Girl* (Marco Amenta)

Mar - A Film with Me in It* (Ian Fitzgibbon) Excellent black comedy

* Favorite from March - Forbidden Fruit

Apr - An Education* (Lone Scherfig)

Apr - Up in the Air* (Jason Reitman)

Apr - Breach (Billy Ray)

Apr - Days of Heaven* (Terrence Malick)

Apr - Apocalypto (Mel Gibson)

Apr - Mammoth* (Lukas Moodysson)

Apr - Schpaaa* (Erik Poppe)

Apr - Hawaii, Oslo (Erik Poppe)

Apr - DeUsynlige* (Erik Poppe) Wonderful.

Apr -

(Mike Stoklasa, Red Letter Media)

Apr - The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans* (Werner Herzog) Easily forgettable

Apr - Zombieland* (Ruben Fleischer) Utterly forgettable.

Apr - Pandorum* (Christian Alvart) Awful. Horrible. Worst film in years.

Apr - Orphan* (Jaume Collet-Serra)

Apr - The Fourth Kind* (Olatunde Osunsanmi)

Apr - The Lovely Bones* (Peter Jackson)

Apr - The Box* (Richard Kelly)

Apr - Law Abiding Citizen* (F. Gary Gray)

Apr - Secrecy* (Peter Galison & Rob Moss)

Apr - Collapse* (Chris Smith)

Apr - Crude Impact* (James Jandak Wood)

Apr - Fall from Grace * (K. Ryan Jones)

Apr - When We Were Kings* (Leon Gast) Excellent doc. Great fun, especially seen quickly after Mann's "Ali"

Apr - Good Hair* (Jeff Stilson)

Apr - Das Fräulein* (Andrea Staka)

Apr - A Woman in Berlin* (Max Färberböck) Sent back unfinished.

Apr - 12:08 East of Bucharest* (Corneliu Porumboiu)

Apr - The Wind Journeys* (Ciro Guerra)

Apr - Danzak* (Gabriela Yepes) [19m. short]

Apr - How to Train Your Dragon* (Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders)

Apr - Chloe* (Atom Egoyan)

Apr - Greenberg* (Noah Baumbach)

* Favorites From April - Troubled Water (DeUsynlige), Fraulein, The Wind Journeys... Collapse and Crude Impact.

May - Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)

May - Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)

May - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg) Ugh.

May - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)

May - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull* (Steven Spielberg) Ugh Times Infinity.

May - Saved* (Brian Dannelly)

May - The Messenger* (Oren Moverman)

May - Malcolm X* (Spike Lee)

May - Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire* (Lee Daniels)

May - Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)

May - Adventureland* (Greg Mottola)

May - Bronson* (Nicolas Winding Refn)

May - The Beat That My Heart Skipped* (Jacques Audiard)

May - Summer Hours* (Olivier Assayas)

May - The Death of Mr. Lazarescu* (Cristi Puiu)

May - Forbrydelser (In Your Hands)* (Annette K. Olesen)

May - Fantastic Mr. Fox* (Wes Anderson)

May - Crude* (Joe Berlinger)

May - Crude Independence* (Noah Hutton)

May - Out of Balance: ExxonMobil’s Impact on Climate Change* (Tom Jackson)

May - The End of Poverty?* (Philippe Diaz)

May - In Search of the Great Beast: Aleister Crowley* (Robert Garofalo)

May - Only When I Dance* (Beadie Finzi)

May - Lil'A* (Katharina Sophie Brauer) [11m. short doc]

May - A Mighty Heart* (Michael Winterbottom)

May - The Road to Guantanamo (Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom)

May - The Shock Doctrine* (Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom)

May - Exit Through The Gift Shop* (Banksy)

May - Iron Man 2* (Jon Favreau)

May - Harry Brown* (Daniel Barber)

May - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo* (Niels Arden Oplev)

May - Lourdes* (Jessica Hausner)

* Favorite from May - Exit Through the Gift Shop

June - North By Northwest* (Alfred Hitchcock)

June - The Song of Bernadette* (Henry King) A Perfect Film.

June - The Road* (John Hillcoat)

June - Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)

June - Ink* (Jamin Winans) Wonderful indie sci-fi.

June - Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes)

June - Surveillance* (Jennifer Chambers Lynch)

June - The Crazies* (Breck Eisner)

June - Sherlock Holmes* (Guy Ritchie) If this film were a bitch I'd slap it.

June - The Book of Eli* (Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes)

June - Green Zone* (Paul Greengrass)

June - Wanted* (Timur Bekmambetov) I hate this director's films. But the eye candy here is spectacular.

June - Man Push Cart* (Ramin Bahrani)

June - Chop Shop* (Ramin Bahrani)

June - Goodbye Solo* (Ramin Bahrani)

June - Japón* (Carlos Reygadas) Agonizingly long and dull, I prayed for it to end but it never did...

June - Battle in Heaven* (Carlos Reygadas)

June - Silent Light* (Carlos Reygadas) Reygadas is intriguing. Hmm.

June - The Virgin Spring* (Ingmar Bergman)

June - Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)

June - Next Door* (Pål Sletaune)

June - The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser* (Werner Herzog)

June - Stroszek* (Werner Herzog)

June - Strayed* (André Téchiné)

June - The Witnesses* (André Téchiné)

June - The Girl on the Train* (André Téchiné)

June - I Can't Sleep* (Claire Denis)

June - Jaffa* (Keren Yedaya)

June - Lost Paradise* (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) [10m. short]

June - The September Issue* (R.J. Cutler)

June - Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup* (Dylan Avery)

June - Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?* (Morgan Spurlock)

June - Burning the Future: Coal in America* (David Novack)

June - The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter* (Michael Dorsey)

June - Waiting for Armageddon* (Kate Davis, David Heilbroner and Franco Sacchi)

June - Erasing David* (David Bond and Melinda McDougall)

June - Join Us* (Ondi Timoner)

June - Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders* (Mark Hopkins)

June - 8: The Mormon Proposition* (Reed Cowan and Steven Greenstreet)

June - Winter's Bone* (Debra Granik)

June - The Secret in Their Eyes* (Juan José Campanella)

* Favorite from June - The Song of Bernadette

July - Troll* (John Carl Buechler)

July - Troll 2* (Claudio Fragasso)

July - The Man Who Knew Too Much* (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934)

July - The Horseman* (Steven Kastrissios)

July - Brooklyn's Finest* (Antoine Fuqua)

July - Youth in Revolt* (Miguel Arteta)

July - The Runaways* (Floria Sigismondi)

July - Metallica: Some Kind of Monster* (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky)

July - The Atom Smashers* (Clayton Brown & Monica Ross)

July - No Impact Man* (Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein)

July - Encounters at the End of the World* (Werner Herzog)

July - The U.S. vs. John Lennon* (David Leaf and John Scheinfeld)

July - The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers* (Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith)

July - Facing Ali* (Pete McCormack)

July - Free Willy (Simon Wincer)

July - Planet 51* (Jorge Blanco with Javier Abad and Marcos Martínez)

July - Where the Wild Things Are* (Spike Jonze)

July - The Tale of Despereaux* (Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen)

July - Bluebeard* (Catherine Breillat)

July - The Secret of the Grain* (Abdel Kechiche)

July - North Face* (Philipp Stölzl)

July - The Violin* (Francisco Vargas) Didn't Finish.

July - Alamar* (Pedro González-Rubio)

July - Come and See* (Elem Klimov)

July - The Bothersome Man* (Jens Lien)

July - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo* (Niels Arden Oplev)

July - The Girl Who Played with Fire* (Daniel Alfredson)

July - I Am Love* (Luca Guadagnino)

July - Dogtooth* (Giorgos Lanthimos)

July - Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo* (Jessica Oreck)

July - Read My Lips (Jacques Audiard)

July - A Prophet* (Jacques Audiard)

July - Restrepo* (Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger)

July - Inception* (Christopher Nolan)

July - Salt* (Phillip Noyce)

July - Wait Until Dark* (Terence Young)

July - Despicable Me* (Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud)

* Favorites from July - I Am Love, The Secret of the Grain, Dogtooth, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo...

I'll need to see Inception again...

Aug - Aguirre: The Wrath of God* (Werner Herzog)

Aug - Notorious* (Alfred Hitchcock)

Aug - Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)

Aug - Mother* (Joon-ho Bong)

Aug - Nightmare Detective* (Shinya Tsukamoto)

Aug - Paris* (Cédric Klapisch)

Aug - Home* (Ursula Meier)

Aug - Sueur* (Abdellatif Kechiche) - Sweat, Kechiche's 45 minute climactic reedit.

Aug - Séraphine* (Martin Provost)

Aug - I've Loved You So Long* (Philippe Claudel)

Aug - 1981* (Ricardo Trogi)

Aug - Vincere* (Marco Bellocchio)

Aug - The Eclipse* (Conor McPherson)

Aug - Star Trek (J.J. Abrams)

Aug - Titus (Julie Taymor)

Aug - Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)

Aug - Cold Souls* (Sophie Barthes)

Aug - The Ghose Writer* (Roman Polanski)

Aug - The Art of the Steal* (Don Argott)

Aug - The Thin Blue Line* (Errol Morris) Didn't Finish.

Aug - Pirate Radio* (Richard Curtis)

Aug - Almost Famous* (Cameron Crowe)

Aug - Kick-Ass* (Matthew Vaughn)

Aug - Redemption: Kickboxer 5* (Kristine Peterson) Netflix sent in error. I watched anyway. I wish I hadn't.

Aug - Obey Media Shorts* (Chuck Brueckmann) - Junkpile, Petman, Deadpill, 6 Feet Deep in Love (trailer), Kitty -

[These are awful short films that a friend of mine starred in -- how do you tell your buddy that his films are simply atrocious?]

Aug - The Other Guys* (Adam McKay)

Aug - Best Worst Movie* (Michael Stephenson)

Aug - Cropsey* (Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman)

Aug - The Last Exorcism* (Daniel Stamm)

* Favorite from Aug - Vincere

Sept - Stalker* (Andrei Tarkovsky)

Sept - The Last Station* (Michael Hoffman)

Sept - In Bruges* (Martin McDonagh)

Sept - The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)

Sept - The Spirit of the Beehive* (Víctor Erice) Didn't Finish

Sept - My Kid Could Paint That* (Amir Bar-Lev)

Sept - Radiohead: OK Computer: Classic Album Under Review*

Sept - Classic Albums: U2: The Joshua Tree* (Philip King and Nuala O'Connor)

Sept - Capturing The Friedmans* (Andrew Jarecki)

Sept - A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash* (Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack)

Sept - The Fog of War (Errol Morris)

Sept - The Yes Men* (Dan Ollman)

Sept - The Yes Men Fix The World* (Andy Bichlbaum)

Sept - My Best Fiend - Klaus Kinski* (Werner Herzog)

Sept - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974* (Julian Jarrold)

Sept - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980* (James Marsh)

Sept - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983* (Anand Tucker)

Sept - Gomorrah* (Matteo Garrone)

Sept - Taken* (Pierre Morel) Despicable film.

Sept - Identity (James Mangold)

Sept - Wall Street* (Oliver Stone)

Sept - The House of the Devil* (Ti West)

Sept - The American* (Anton Corbijn)

Sept - Alpha and Omega* (Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck) Truly awful. No more 3D, ever.

* Favorite from Sept - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980

Oct - Annie* (John Huston)

Oct - Girl, Interrupted* (James Mangold)

Oct - Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room* (Alex Gibney)

Oct - Talhotblond:* (Barbara Schroeder)

Oct - Freakonomics* (Full list of directors Here.)

Oct - I'm Still Here* (Casey Affleck)

Oct - Audience of One* (Mike Jacobs)

Oct - Salvage* (Lawrence Gough) Stupeedo.

Oct - Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)

Oct - Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Oct - The Changeling* (Peter Medak)

Oct - The Thing* (John Carpenter)

Oct - 30 Days of Night* (David Slade) Eeecth. Awful.

Oct - Requiem* (Hans-Christian Schmid)

Oct - Eraserhead (David Lynch)

Oct - Let Me In* (Matt Reeves)

Oct - The Social Network* (David Fincher)

Oct - Catfish* (Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman)

Oct - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps* (Oliver Stone)

* Favorite from Oct - The Social Network

Nov - The Secret of Kells* (Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey) Wonderful film.

Nov - Seven Pounds* (Gabriele Muccino)

Nov - The Pursuit of Happyness* (Gabriele Muccino)

Nov - Wendy and Lucy* (Kelly Reichardt)

Nov - The Day the Earth Stood Still* (Scott Derrickson)

Nov - Alice in Wonderland* (Tim Burton)

Nov - Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki)

Nov - Interview With the Vampire (Neil Jordan)

Nov - Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola)

Nov - Splice* (Vincenzo Natali)

Nov - How I Ended This Summer* (Aleksei Popogrebsky)

Nov - If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle* (Florin Serban)

Nov - Come Undone* (Silvio Soldini)

Nov - Jesus of Montreal* (Denys Arcand)

Nov - Wild Grass* (Alain Resnais)

Nov - Don't Look Back* (Marina de Van)

Nov - Downloading Nancy* (Johan Renck) Atrocious on many levels.

Nov - This Is It* (Kenny Ortega)

Nov - Until the Light Takes Us* (Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell) Too much metal, Couldn't Finish.

Nov - The Oath* (Laura Poitras)

Nov - Countdown to Zero* (Lucy Walker)

Nov - Purple State of Mind* (Craig Detweiler & John Marks)

Nov - Cropsey (Barbara Brancaccio and Joshua Zeman) 2nd Time I Fell Asleep on This One.

Nov - October Country* (Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher) Didn't Finish.

Nov - The Girl Who Played With Fire (Daniel Alfredson)

Nov - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest* (Daniel Alfredson)

Nov - 127 Hours* (Danny Boyle)

Nov - Waiting For Superman* (Davis Guggenheim)

Nov - Inside Job* (Charles Ferguson)

Nov - Heartbreaker* (Pascal Chaumeil)

* Favorites from Nov - Seven Pounds and The Secret of Kells

Dec - Toy Story (John Lasseter)

Dec - Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich )

Dec - Toy Story 3* (Lee Unkrich)

Dec - Solitary Man* (Brian Koppelman and David Levein)

Dec - After.Life* (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo)

Dec - Lars and the Real Girl* (Craig Gillespie)

Dec - About a Boy* (Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz)

Dec - Helena from the Wedding* (Joseph Infantolino)

Dec - Me and Orson Welles* (Richard Linklater)

Dec - Mother and Child* (Rodrigo García)

Dec - The Da Vinci Code* (Ron Howard) Yeeeah, I pretty much hated this.

Dec - Make Way For Tomorrow* (Leo McCarey) Beautiful.

Dec - The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)

Dec - Amadeus (Milos Forman)

Dec - The Apostle (Robert Duvall)

Dec - The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)

Dec - Black Swan* (Darren Aronofsky)

Dec - The King's Speech* (Tom Hooper)

Dec - True Grit* (Joel and Ethan Coen)

Dec - Yogi Bear* (Eric Brevig)

* Favorite from Dec - The King's Speech

Edited by Persona

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Second or later viewings in italics

^ Selection screening for Newport Beach FF

December

12/31 Another Year review

12/30 Taking Chance

12/29 A Song for Martin

12/27 ^ Finding Kind

12/27 ^ Red Hope? The Blacklisting of Hope Foye

12/23 The Oath

12/23 True Grit review

12/21 ^ Calaplexy (short)

12/21 ^ The Journey (short)

12/21 ^ Pas de Deux Glace (short)

12/21 ^ Exclusive (short)

12/21 ^ Fun with Bennie (short)

12/21 ^ Dr. Fiddle's Classical Terrarium (short)

12/19 127 Hours

12/18 Inside Job review

12/18 Black Swan review

12/17 The Fighter review

12/16 This So-Called Disaster

12/14 Becket

12/11 We Own the Night

12/11 The King's Speech review

12/9 F for Fake

12/8 ^ Between Floors

12/8 ^ I.M. Caravaggio

12/7 Bal (Honey)

12/6 35 Shots of Rum

12/4 ^ Play Again

12/4 Barney's Version review

12/3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

12/2 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader review

12/2 ^ Taylor Camp

12/1 Clean

November

11/30 ^ A Light in the Dark

11/24 ^ Top Spin (short)

11/24 ^ Falling to Pieces (short)

11/24 ^ Like Strangers (short)

11/24 ^ Rusk Falls (short)

11/23 ^ aWake (short)

11/20 ^ Halo Around the Moon (short)

11/19 ^ Apoclaypse Story (short)

11/16 Tangled review

11/15 ^ Vengeance Is Mine Saith the Lord (short)

11/16 ^ Study Date (short)

11/16 ^ Beaten (short)

11/14 ^ The Appraisal (short)

11/13 ^ April (short)

11/11 ^ Adventures of an Earthling

11/10 The Late Show

11/10 ^ Silent Shame

11/9 Four Lions

11/8 Monte Python and the Holy Grail

11/7 Waiting for Superman review

11/5 White Material

11/3 The Town

11/2 Shodo Girls!! review

October

10/30 Umberto D.

10/19 Enemies of the People review

10/19 Hereafter review

10/18 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer review

10/18 Stone

10/17 The Girl Who Played with Fire review

10/17 Never Let Me Go review

10/13 Social Network

10/11 Children Underground

10/10 Brick

10/8 Carlos review

10/3 Jack Goes Boating review

Sept

9/27 Gerrymandering review

9/17 The Horse Boy

9/12 Tron

9/8 Crazy Love

9/7 Run the Sahara

9/7 Tangled (unfinished screening)

9/6 Animal Kingdom review

9/4 People I Know

9/4 Everyday People

9/3 Race to Nowhere review

9/2 Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Aug

8/27 Bear Cub

8/26 Lebanon review

8/25 Enter the Void review

8/23 Wall Street

8/22 Eat Pray Love review

8/21 The Other Guys

8/19 Get Low review

8/17 The Switch review

8/17 The Tillman Story review

8/16 The Sicilian Girl review

8/12 Heartbreaker review

8/8 Secretariat review

8/3 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child review

8/2 The Corporation

July

7/31 Inception

7/30 Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi

7/25 Patrik Age 1.5 review

7/23 Flipped review

7/22 Infamous

7/22 The Girl Who Played with Fire

7/17 The Kids Are All Right

7/16 Witnesses

7/15 Peepli Live

7/14 Charlie St. Cloud review interview

7/9 Frankie and Johnnie Are Married

7/8 The Sorcerer's Apprentice review

7/4 Nanny McPhee

7/3 I Am Love review

7/3 Knight and Day

June

6/29 Up

6/26 Soul Kitchen review

6/25 The Infidel review

6/22 The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia review

6/21 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll review

6/19 Winter's Bone review

6/18 Seraphine

6/15 Agora review

6/14 Stonewall Uprising review

6/12 Toy Story 3 review

6/12 Day & Night

6/9 Red Road

6/8 Of Love and Other Demons review

6/6 Restrepo review

6/5 Micmacs review

6/5 Please Give review

6/4 Splice review

6/4 Mother and Child review

6/1 The Garden

6/1 13 Conversations about One Thing

May

5/31 Babies

5/30 Perrier's Bounty review

5/29 Exit through the Gift Shop review

5/25 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time review

5/22 39 Pounds of Love

5/20 Divorcing God review

5/15 Shrek Forever After review

5/10 The Father of My Children review

5/10 Lost in Translation

5/8 The Secret in Their Eyes review

5/4 OSS 117: Lost in Rio review

April

4/29 Ondine review

4/28 Air Doll

4/27 Prinsessa (Starring Maja)

4/26 Bran Neu Dae

4/26 Free Wheels East

4/26 When the World Breaks

4/26 Chameleon

4/25 Alamar review

4/25 7 Days (Les Sept Jours du Talion)

4/25 Invisible Killer

4/24 Multiple Sarcasms review

4/24 Drones

4/24 Abuelo (short)

4/24 Seed of the Fall (short)

4/24 Forget Me Not(short)

4/24 The Bake Shop Ghost (short)

4/24 Underwear (short)

4/24 Quit

4/23 140 (world premier)review

4/23 The River Why review

4/23 5150 Elms Way

4/23 Eustice's Bag (Short)

4/23 Derailed (short)

4/23 Toxic Oranges* - A Wall Street Fairy Tale (short)

4/23 Dark Horse (short)

4/19 Clockwatchers

4/18 God Grew Tired of Us

4/14 Oceans review

4/13 Babies review

4/10 The Legacy (short)

4/10 The Secret of Kells review

4/9 Chloe review

4/7 The Cartel review

4/2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo review

4/1 The Princess and the Frog

March

3/31 Nuclear Tipping Point review

3/29 The Willow Tree

3/25 Goodbye Solo

3/18 Iron Man

3/12 The Eclipse review

3/10 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

3/6 A Prophet review

3/5 Ghost Writer

3/4 Mystery Team review

3/2 Alice in Wonderland review

3/1 In the Loop

February

2/27 Ajami review

2/22 Ran review

2/22 Dogma

2/20 Anvil: The Story of Anvil

2/20 Shutter Island

2/18 ^ After the Storm

2/17 ^ Their Eyes Were Dry

2/16 Lorna's Silence

2/15 ^ Refrain

2/15 ^ Slip & Fall

2/13 North Face review

2/12 ^ Fanny, Annie & Danny

2/10 Fever Pitch

2/10 ^ NoNames

2/7 Death at a Funeral

2/1 ^ C'est notre histoire

January

1/31 Beyond the Beat

1/30 Das Weisse Band review

1/28 ^ Up Under the Roof (short)

1/28 ^ Love Is Bananas (short)

1/28 ^ Loves Fate (short)

1/28 Moon

1/28 ^ A Bike Ride (short)

1/27 ^ Penquins (short)

1/25 ^ Ije

1/22 ^ Outrage

1/21 ^ Tar Creek

1/20 ^ Johnny & Jo

1/19 12

1/18 Rain

1/18 Alp Traum (short)

1/18 Lemon Tree

1/18 Song of Slomon (short)

1/18 Ramchand Pakistani

1/18 Pudge (short)

1/17 Das Frauline

1/17 The Wheel (Das Rad) (short)

1/17 The Window (La ventana)

1/16 The Empty Nest (El Nido Vacio)

1/16 Video 3000 (short)

1/16 Departures

1/16 The Bed by the Window (short)

1/16 Munyurangabo

1/16 Moods of the Sea (short)

1/15 It's Complicatd

1/14 The Book of Eli review

1/13 It Always Rains on Sunday

1/13 Brighton Rock

1/10 Crazy Heart review

1/9 A Town Called Panic review

1/7 ^ Below the Beltway

1/6 ^ Boston Psychiatric

1/5 In Desert and Wilderness

1/5 ^ More than 100 Miles: Riding to Cure Diabetes

1/4 ^ The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960

1/4 ^ The Philosopher Kings

1/3 Casting About

1/3 Summer Hours

1/1 The Young Victoria

Edited by Darrel Manson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Twenty-Ten

January

Objectified (2009 Gary Hustwit, DP:Luke Geissbuhler, Ed:Joe Beshenkovsky) [Doc]

Helvetica (2007 Gary Hustwit, DP: Luke Geissbuhler, Ed: Shelby Siegel) [Doc]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009 Phil Lord, Chris Miller)

The Prestige (2006 Christopher Nolan, DP: Wally Pfister, Ed:Lee Smith)

Funny People (2009 Judd Apatow) - This could have been an excellent movie.

Garden of Earthly Delights (1981 Stan Brakhage)

District 9 (2009 Neill Blomkamp)

Talk to Her (2002 Pedro Almodóvar)

February

P-Star Rising (2009 Gabriel Noble) [Doc]

Mr. Okra (2009 T.G. Herrington)[Doc]

City of God (2002 Fernando Meirelles) Cidade de Deus

Ajami (2009 Scandar Copti/Yaron Shani)

March

Extract (2009 Mike Judge)

Adam (2009 Max Mayer)

Lemonade(2009 Marc Colucci)[Doc]

(500) Days of Summer (2009 Marc Webb)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 Irvin Kershner)

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983 Richard Marquand)

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers (2008 Dan Merchant)[Doc]

April

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999 George Lucas)

Alexandra's Project (2003 Rolf de Heer)

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002 George Lucas)

The Bridge (2006 Eric Steel) [Doc]

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005 George Lucas)

Food, Inc. (2008 Robert Kenner) [Doc]

May

How to Train Your Dragon(2010 Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders)

Close-Up (1990 Abbas Kiarostami)

Funny Games (2007 Michael Haneke)

2012 (2009 Roland Emmerich) [This was a waste of time, even for an insomniac at 3am]

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Bansky) [doc]

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008 Sacha Gervasi) [doc]

Lorna's Silence (2008 Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)

June

The Blind Side (2009 John Lee Hancock)

It's Complicated (2009 Nancy Meyers)

Pirate Radio (2009 Richard Curtis)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009 Grant Heslov) [bTW - It is only one man and this could have been more profound - it just wasn']

Where the Wild Things Are (2009 Spike Jonze)

Carts of Darkness (2008 Murray Siple) [doc]

I'm Like This Everyday

On a Sunday (2005 Bevan Klassen)

Wildlands (2003 Bevan Klassen)

The Road (2009 John Hillcoat)

July

The Crazies (2010 Breck Eisner)

Leap Year (2010 Anand Tucker)

Crazy Heart (2009 Scott Cooper)

Joy Division(2007 Grant Gee) [Doc]

The Book of Eli (2010 Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes)

Shutter Island (2010 Martin Scorsese)

Frida (2002 Julie Taymor)

Alice in Wonderland (2010 Tim Burton)

August

George Michael: A Different Story (2005 Southan Morris)[doc] [well done but the ending felt weak]

Beautiful Losers (2008 Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard )[doc]

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009 Wes Anderson)

Avatar (2009 James Cameron) [i would take $1.00 refund from Redbox if they offered it to me]

September

Nanny McPhee (2005 Kirk Jones)

Off and Running (2009 Nicole Opper) [Doc]

F for Fake (1973 Orson Welles) [Doc]

Girl on the Bridge (1999 Patrice Leconte)

I'm Still Here (2010 Casey Affleck) [Doc (?)]

Public Enemies (2009 Michael Mann)

Toy Story 3 (2010 Lee Unkrich)

Drive Somewhere (2010 Fred Uhter)[Doc]

The Memory Thief (2007 Gil Kofman)

Eleven Minutes (2008 Michael Selditch, Robert Tate)[Doc]

October

The Water Horse (2007 Jay Russell)

The Experiment (2010 Paul Scheuring)

51 Birch Street (2005 Doug Block)[Doc]

Cracked Not Broken (2007 Paul Perrier) [Doc]

Art School Confidential (2006 Terry Zwigoff)

November

The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001 Chris Columbus)

Smash His Camera (2010 Leon Gast) [Doc]

Girls Rock (2007 Arne Johnson, Shane King) [Doc]

LennonNYC (2010 Michael Epstein) [Doc]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 Niels Arden Oplev)

127 Hours (2010 Danny Boyle)

Boxing Gym (2010 Frederick Wiseman) [Doc]

The Girl Who Played with Fire(2009 Daniel Alfredson)

December

Inception (2010 Christopher Nolan)

Cyrus (2010 Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass)

Flipped (2010 Rob Reiner)

The Iron Giant (1999 Brad Bird)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002 Chris Columbus)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004 Alfonso Cuarón)

(Okay, I am just going to go ahead and say it, looks like Jeffrey got distracted.)

Edited by Thom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I'll start one here. If I get too distracted and fall behind, I'll just delete it.

January

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2nd time)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

+ Theater viewing

* repeat viewing

December

+* True Grit

Temple Grandin (excellent biopic; also with fascinating commentary w/ writer, director & Dr. Temple Grandin)

* Galaxy Quest (still great comedy)

+ The King's Speech (also added to my top 10 for the year)

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (could have been a contender...)

+ True Grit (add to my top 10 of 2010 list)

+ Gulliver's Travels (I'm easily amused)

Jesus, Mary, and Joey (nice try, but no cigar)

+ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (3D; much better than expected, despite gratuitous green mist)

+ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (IMAX; reserving judgment until Part 2)

November

+ Unstoppable (solid action film; better than expected)

+ Tangled (amusing)

Centurion (as much of it as I could stand)

+ Morning Glory (comedy duo of Diane Keaton & Harrison Ford make it better than "The Devil Wears Prada")

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (a movie only a kid could love)

* Time Bandits (BluRay--totally worth the investment; still brilliant)

+ Tamara Drewe (Stephen Frears directs very British bedhopping comedy crossed with Cold Comfort Farm, but not bad)

* The Secret of Kells (lovely)

The Fall (2008; visually and emotionally brilliant)

October

The September Issue (The Devil Wears Prada as documentary, sans fun or ethical dilemmas; only the most recent Project Runway was less interesting)

Ondine (better than expected)

* Kind Hearts and Coronets

Penelope

Timer

September

The Secret of Moonacre (not bad, but not a patch on The Little White Horse [original novel])

+ Agora (doom! defeat! astronomy! [bad] theology! destruction!..."from a distance...")

Burn After Reading (definitely a rental; make that, just barely a rental)

+ The American

My Name Is Khan (2009)

August

+ Eat, Pray, Love (but not like this)

It Happened on 5th Avenue

The Efficiency Expert (Australia 1992; Anthony Hopkins and YOUNG Russell Crowe & Toni Collette)

+ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (funny, sweet, awkward, awesome)

Horton Hears a Who (can't argue with the message, but even 86 min. (acc. to IMDb) seemed too long)

+ Winter's Bone (riveting)

July

Cover Girl (Rita Hayworth & Gene Kelly, neither at their best, but both pretty)

+ Despicable Me (undespicably entertaining. Also, FLUFFY!)

Amu

+ Knight and Day

+ Inception (enjoyed seeing this w/ friends, but apparently forgot it completely afterwards)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (forgettable)

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

June

Knocked Up

+ Robin Hood (2010, dir. Ridley Scott)

Kit Kittredge: American Girl

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (this movie really wanted to be the book, only prettier; wish I had read the book. Sort of.)

May

The Forbidden Kingdom (Jackie Chan AND Jet Li, Chinese pseudo-mythology, Crouching Tiger cinematographer, famous kung fu choreographer--not as bad as it could have been)

+ Ghost Writer (looks great; fab cast; saw the big surprise coming; political jabs not that sharp)

Martian Child

Green Dolphin Street (1947; on TCM; based on Elizabeth Goudge novel--better than expected despite forgettable perf. by Donna Reed as the good girl)

Then She Found Me (dir. Helen Hunt; much better than expected)

+ Iron Man 2 (if only Robert Downey, Jr. had sung, it would have been almost perfect <g>)

Jumper (relieved to see that Hayden Christianson can act a little; Jamie Bell grows up!)

Beau Brummel (on TCM, silent, w/ John Barrymore & Mary Astor)

+The Secret of Kells

April

The Blind Side (I don't mind having waited for the DVD)

After the Wedding

+ How to Train Your Dragon (in 3D--and much more fun altogether than Avatar)

Starting Out in the Evening (Other than the performances, things can only get better. I hope.)

March

Fantastic Mr. Fox (oddly entertaining, but as usual, Wes Anderson has no idea what he's trying to say, and therefore, neither do we)

* Enchanted (still charming; esp. enjoyed the nods to classic Disney princess stories)

+ The Last Station

Flame and Citron (one of those movies that I wanted to like but, unfortunately, didn't)

+ Crazy Heart (2009)

The Golden Compass (looks gorgeous; gotta love Sam Elliot; otherwise, creepy undertone of the whole premise made me not sorry there won't be more)

February

+ The Book of Eli (worthy message couldn't justify ultra-violence)

Iron-Jawed Angels (HBO docudrama)

I Hate Valentine's Day (2009; guess what day I watched that one on? pleasant little rom-com, really)

Whip It

Surrogates (better than expected)

Departures (Okuribito, 2008)

January

The Last Days of Disco (dir. Whit Stillman)

+ Leap Year (antidote to Bandit Queen)

Bandit Queen (harrowing)

*+ Sherlock Holmes (2009; I had a free ticket & my sister hadn't seen it; still fun, except for the double-dip violence)

* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (still mostly forgettable, but still better than the dreary book)

+ The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

The Last King of Scotland

+ Avatar (2009; in 3D, and it looked gorgeous--apparently it's hardly worthwhile the ordinary way, which is not really a recommendation)

+ The Young Victoria (2009)

Edited by BethR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

+ Theatre viewing

* First time vewing

JANUARY

02/01 - JULIE & JULIA (Nora Ephron, 2009)*

16/01 - +SHERLOCK HOLMES (Guy Ritchie, 2009)*

30/01 - A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE (short)(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2009)*

FEBRUARY

02/02 - MOON (Duncan Jones, 2009)*

06/02 - THE HURT LOCKER (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009)*

23/02 - AN EDUCATION (Lone Scherfig, 2009)*

MARCH

08/03 - +THE BOOK OF ELI (The Hughes Brothers, 2010)*

12/03 - UP IN THE AIR (Jason Reitman, 2009)*

21/03 - A SERIOUS MAN (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)*

27/03 - PUBLIC ENEMIES (Michael Mann, 2009)*

29/03 - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (David Lean, 1962)

APRIL

03/04 - +CLASH OF THE TITANS (Louis Leterrier, 2010)*

11/04 - +SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese, 2010)*

21/04 - MAGNOLIA (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)

24/04 - STELLET LICHT (SILENT LIGHT) (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)*

29/04 - +IRON MAN 2 (Jon Favreau, 2010)*

30/04 - KNOWING (Alex Proyas, 2009)*

MAY

04/05 - FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson, 2009)*

07/05 - REQUIEM FOR DETROIT (Julien Temple, 2010)*

09/05 - +SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese, 2010)

10/05 - (500) DAYS OF SUMMER (Marc Webb, 2009)*

Edited by Anders

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bold - viewing in a theater

italics - film festival viewing (Flickerings, SLIFF, Glen)

* - repeat viewing

December

12/2 - Liverpool 3.0/5

12/7 - The Bicycle Thief 4.5/5

12/8 - Killer of Sheep 4.0/5

12/11 - The Conversation 4.5/5

12/16 - Tenure 3.0/5

12/17 - Micmacs 4.5/5

12/18 - Black Swan 4.0/5

12/20 - The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle 2.5/5

12/21 - The Wind Journeys 4.0/5

12/22 - The Miracle Maker 5.0/5

12/23 - Marwencol 4.5/5

12/23 - Tron: Legacy 3.0/5

12/24 - * A Christmas Story 4.5/5

12/25 - * It's a Wonderful Life 5.0/5

12/25 - * The Brothers Bloom 4.5/5

12/26 - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 4.0/5

12/27 - True Grit 4.5/5

12/27 - * Fargo 4.5/5

12/28 - The King's Speech 5.0/5

12/29 - * Back to the Future Part II 3.5/5

November

11/1 - Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles 2.0/5

11/4 - Race Across the Sky: The Leadville Trail 1004.0/5

11/5 - Wild Grass 4.0/5

11/6 - * Ferris Bueller's Day Off 4.5/5

11/7 - Dog Day Afternoon 4.0/5

11/11 - The Shining 4.5/5

11/14 - Bomber 3.5/5

11/19 - Best Worst Movie 4.0/5

11/21 - The Next Three Days 3.5/5

11/23 - Boys Town 4.0/5

11/24 - Pardon Us For Living, But the Graveyard is Full 4.0/5

11/26 - * The Science of Sleep 4.5/5

11/26 - The Expendables 2.5/5

11/29 - Ken Burns: Baseball - The Tenth Inning 4.0/5

11/30 - 127 Hours 4.5/5

October

10/1 - The Social Network 4.5/5

10/4 - Lebanon 4.0/5

10/7 - * The Fantastic Mr. Fox 5.0/5

10/7 - Get Low 4.0/5

10/8 - The Secret of Kells 4.5/5

10/9 - Titus 4.5/5

10/10 - Never Let Me Go 3.5/5

10/17 - * The Usual Suspects 5.0/5

10/19 - The Deer Hunter 4.5/5

10/20 - It's Kind of a Funny Story 4.0/5

10/21 - How to Train Your Dragon 3.5/5

10/22 - Red 3.0/5

10/24 - Midnight Cowboy 4.0/5

10/25 - Please Give 3.0/5

10/26 - Ondine 4.0/5

10/27 - Black Narcissus 4.5/5

10/28 - Stone 4.0/5

September

9/2 - Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 4.0/5

9/6 - * Dirty Harry 3.0/5

9/8 - Farewell 4.0/5

9/9 - Memories 4.0/5

9/10 - City Island 3.5/5

9/11 - White Heat 4.0/5

9/13 - Paris 3.5/5

9/15 - Once Upon a Time in the West 4.5/5

9/17 - The American 3.5/5

9/19 - * The Out-of-Towners (1970) 4.0/5

9/20 - High Sierra 3.5/5

9/21 - Me and Orson Welles 3.5/5

9/22 - The Secret in Their Eyes 4.0/5

9/23 - * Little Miss Sunshine 4.0/5

9/24 - (Untitled) 3.5/5

9/25 - * Funny Farm 4.5/5

9/26 - * An Innocent Man 3.0/5

August

8/2 - La Jetee 5.0/5

8/2 - * Au Hazard Balthazar 5.0/5

8/3 - * Ordet 5.0/5

8/4 - * The Son 5.0/5

8/6 - * Code Unknown 4.5/5

8/7 - * Three Colors: Blue 5.0/5

8/10 - Winter's Bone 4.5/5

8/12 - The Dinner Game 3.5/5

8/15 - * Three Colors: White 4.0/5

8/16 - Couples Retreat 2.0/5

8/17 - * Cool Hand Luke 4.0/5

8/17 - Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 4.0/5

8/18 - Hot Tub Time Machine 3.0/5

8/23 - Scott Pilgrim vs the World 4.5/5

8/25 - We Live in Public 4.0/5

8/27 - * Three Colors: Red 4.5/5

8/29 - * Millenium Actress 4.5/5

8/30 - The Good, The Bad, The Weird 4.0/5

July

7/1 - The Syrian Bride 4.5/5

7/2 - Ajami 4.0/5

7/7 - Thrilla in Manila 3.5/5

7/10 - 180 South 4.0/5

7/11 - Silver City 3.0/5

7/12 - Youth in Revolt 2.5/5

7/14 - Ponette 5.0/5

7/16 - Law Abiding Citizen 2.5/5

7/17 - The Cyclist 5.0/5

7/22 - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 3.5/5

7/26 - Pathfinder 2.0/5

7/27 - Inception 4.5/5

7/28 - Protagonist 3.5/5

7/30 - The Call of Cthulhu 4.0/5

June

6/1 - Exit Through the Gift Shop 4.5/5

6/3 - Bartleby 3.5/5

6/6 - * Casablanca 5.0/5

6/7 - * The Fountain 4.5/5

6/8 - Shutter Island 4.0/5

6/10 - * Slap Shot 3.0/5

6/11 - Stroszek 4.0/5

6/18 - * Caddyshack 4.0/5

6/25 - Toy Story 3 4.0/5

6/27 - Invictus 4.0/5

May

5/6 - Wild Strawberries 5.0/5

5/8 - * Raising Arizona 4.0/5

5/11 - Sherlock Holmes 3.5/5

5/14 - Clash of the Titans (1981) 3.5/5

5/16 - Bad Lieutenant 4.0/5

5/17 - Sunset Boulevard 4.5/5

5/18 - Uncle Jack (short) 4.5/5

5/19 - The House is Black 4.0/5

5/20 - DC Cab 2.0/5

5/23 - Shrek Forever After 3.0/5

5/24 - Whip It 3.5/5

5/24 - The Girl on the Train 3.0/5

5/27 - Ghost in the Shell 4.0/5

5/28 - Iron Man 2 3.5/5

5/30 - * The Third Man 5.0/5

5/31 - Matinee 4.0/5

April

4/2 - * When a Stranger Calls (1979) 3.5/5

4/3 - * The Silence of the Lambs 4.5/5

4/4 - * Up in the Air 4.0/5

4/8 - * Midnight Madness 3.0/5

4/9 - * Mother (1997) 4.0/5

4/10 - The Razor's Edge (1984) 3.5/5

4/11 - * Slumdog Millionaire 4.5/5

4/12 - Ishtar 2.5/5

4/13 - * Police Academy 2 3.0/5

4/16 - M. Hulot's Holiday 4.0/5

4/20 - Playtime 4.5/5

4/22 - Greenberg 4.0/5

4/23 - The Men Who Stare at Goats 2.5/5

4/24 - * North by Northwest 4.5/5

4/25 - The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 3.5/5

4/28 - Lord, Save Us From Your Followers 4.0/5

4/29 - Gogol Bordello: Non-Stop 4.0/5

4/30 - The Boat That Rocked 3.0/5

March

3/1 - The BQE: A Film by Sufjan Stevens 4.0/5

3/4 - Days of Heaven 4.5/5

3/6 - Still Life 4.5/5

3/8 - Gentlemen Broncos 2.0/5

3/10 - Ink 4.5/5

3/11 - Alice in Wonderland 3.5/5

3/12 - Capitalism: A Love Story 3.0/5

3/13 - The Ghost Writer 4.5/5

3/14 - A Town Called Panic 3.0/5

3/16 - Meshes of the Afternoon 4.0/5

3/17 - The Maltese Falcon 4.5/5

3/19 - My Night at Maud's 4.0/5

3/21 - Ushpizin 4.5/5

3/25 - Plastic Bag 5.0/5

3/25 - * The Fantastic Mr. Fox 4.5/5

3/27 - Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans 5.0/5

3/29 - North Face 4.0/5

3/30 - The Box 3.0/5

February

2/2-3 - * Inglorious Basterds 4.0/5

2/4 - The Book of Eli 3.5/5

2/5 - The Fast Runner 4.0/5

2/5 - Cold Souls 3.5/5

2/6 - High Noon 5.0/5

2/9 - Phoebe in Wonderland 4.5/5

2/10 - The Song of Sparrows 4.0/5

2/12 - The Wolfman 3.0/5

2/16 - Beau Travail 4.5/5

2/19 - The Hangover 2.5/5

2/21 - The Invention of Lying 3.5/5

2/23 - Joe vs. the Volcano 3.5/5

2/24 - The Damned United 3.5/5

2/26 - Revanche 4.5/5

2/28 - The Princess and the Frog 3.5/5

2/28 - The Wolf Man (1941) 4.0/5

January

1/3 - The Road 4.0/5

1/8 - * Up 5.0/5

1/9 - The Fantastic Mr. Fox 4.5/5

1/10 - My Life in Ruins 3.0/5

1/12 - * The Princess Bride 4.5/5

1/14 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 4.0/5

1/16 - Octopussy 2.5/5

1/18 - Big Fan 3.5/5

1/25 - Chinatown 4.5/5

1/27 - Crazy Heart 3.5/5

1/28 - * Rebel Without a Cause 4.0/5

1/29 - The Family That Preys 2.0/5

1/30 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3.0/5

Edited by Crow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BOLD= Theatre Viewing

* = First Time Viewing

January

Adventureland

Summer Hours*

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Ballerina*

Goodbye Solo*

Repulsion

Synecdoche New York

Paranormal Activity*

The Hurt Locker*

Lust, Caution*

School of Rock

Beau Travail*

Barcelona

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel*- Kids earned a movie they picked this one. I wanted to cry

February

Star Trek (2009)

(500) Days of Summer*

The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)*

Singin' in the Rain

Chinatown

The Fisher King

Gran Tarino*

Whip it*

Oliver (1968)

From Paris with Love*

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief* Another movie with the kids. Verdict: better than the Chipmunks

Shutter Island*

Crazy Heart*

March

The Apartment

Where the Wild Things Are*

A serious Man*

To Have and Have Not

The Twilight Saga: New Moon*

Up in the Air*

Bandslam*

Twentieth Century (1934)*

The Bad Sleep Well*

The Informant*

Breakfast at Tiffany's

District B13*

Moon*

Monkey Business

Serenity

Antichrist*

The Short Films of David Lynch*

Silent Light*

Greenzone*

Alice in Wonderland (2010)*

April

An Education*

Ponyo*

The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus

How to Train Your Dragon*

Edited by rjkolb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My year end report: 241 films, of which 42 were shorts. It was kind of a slow year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only first-time viewings, except for those with an asterisk (denotes a significant repeat viewing - 10 years between viewings, etc).

January:

  • Being John Malkovich (USA, 1999) Spike Jonze
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose (USA, 2005) Rebecca Miller
  • Bamboozled (USA, 2000) Spike Lee
  • Rebirth Of A Nation (2006) D.W. Griffith/DJ Spooky
  • Brakhage (Canada, 1998) Jim Shedden
  • Within Our Gates (USA, 1919) Oscar Micheaux
  • Body and Soul (USA, 1925) Oscar Micheaux
  • Memento (USA, 2000) Christopher Nolan
  • Hallelujah (USA, 1929) King Vidor
February
  • Adaptation (USA, 2002) Spike Jonze
  • Big Timers (USA, 1945) Bud Pollard

March

  • Putney Swope (USA, 1969) Robert Downey Sr.
  • Days of Heaven (USA, 1978) Terrence Malick
  • Memories of Murder (S. Korea, 2004) Bong Joon-ho
  • Super Fly (USA, 1972) Gordon Parks Jr.
  • Blacula (USA, 1972) William Crain
  • Killer of Sheep (USA, 1977) Charles Burnett
  • Daughters of the Dust (USA, 1992) Julie Dash
  • A Serious Man (USA, 2009) Joel & Ethan Coen
April
  • Menace II Society (USA, 1993) Albert & Allen Hughes
  • *Pinocchio (USA, 1940) Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen
  • Stroszek (Germany, 1977) Werner Herzog
  • Loves Of A Blonde (Czech Republic [Czechoslovakia], 1965) Milos Forman
  • The Ice Storm (USA, 1997) Ang Lee

May

  • The World (China, 2004) Jia Zhangke
  • Reservoir Dogs (USA, 1992) Quentin Tarantino
  • Brazil [Dir. Cut] (UK, 1985) Terry Gilliam
  • Punch-Drunk Love (USA, 2002) Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Angels With Dirty Faces (USA, 1938) Michael Curtiz
  • Robin Hood (USA, 2010) Ridley Scott
  • Bad Lieutenant (USA, 1992) Abel Ferrera
  • After Life (Japan, 1998) Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Stingray Sam (USA, 2009) Cory Mcabee
  • The Gleaners and I (France, 2000) Agnes Varda
June
  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated (USA, 2006) Kirby Dick
  • The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (France, 2002) Agnes Varda
  • Bronson (UK, 2009) Nicholas Winding Refn
  • The Flowers of St. Francis (Italy, 1950) Roberto Rossellini
  • Citizen Kane (USA, 1941) Orson Welles
  • The Secret In Their Eyes (Argentina, 2010) Juan Carlos Campenella
  • *Toy Story (USA, 1995) John Lasseter
  • *Toy Story 2 (USA, 1999) John Lasseter
  • The Keys of the Kingdom (USA, 1944) John M. Stahl
  • Someone To Watch Over Me (USA, 1987) Ridley Scott

July

  • Toy Story 3 (USA, 2010) Lee Unkrich [8]
  • Ultraviolet (USA, 2006) Kurt Wimmer [4]
  • Romper Stomper (Australia, 1992) Geoffrey Wright [7]
  • Junebug (USA, 2005) Phil Morrison [8]
  • Vagabond (France, 1985) Agnes Varda [9]
  • One Hour Photo (USA, 2002) Mark Romanek [3]
  • In The Loop (UK, 2009) Armando Iannucci [6]
  • Death Proof (USA, 2007) Quentin Tarantino [5]
  • Inception (USA, 2010) Christopher Nolan [8]
  • Bringing Up Baby (USA, 1938) Howard Hawks [8]
  • Let The Right One In (Sweden, 2008) Tomas Alfredson [6]
August
  • Little Miss Sunshine (USA, 2006) Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris [6]
  • The Five Obstructions (Denmark, 2004) Jorgen Leth & Lars Von Trier [6]
  • Raising Arizona (USA, 1987) Joel and Ethan Coen [8]
  • Vertigo (USA, 1958) Alfred Hitchcock [9]
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (UK, 1984) Michael Radford [7]
  • Little Children (USA, 2006) Todd Field [7]
  • I Am Love (Italy, 2010) Luca Guadagnino [8]
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (USA, 2010) Edgar Wright [8]

September

  • Waiting For Happiness (Mauritania, 2002) Abderrahmane Sissako
  • “My Dad Is 100 Years Old” (Short, Canada, 2005) Guy Maddin
  • *Miami Vice (USA, 2006) Michael Mann
  • Taste of Cherry (Iran, 1997) Abbas Kiarostami
  • *Letters To Father Jacob (Finland, 2010) Klaus Härö
  • “Standard Gauge” (Short, USA, 1984) Morgan Fisher
  • The Social Network (USA, 2010) David Fincher

October

  • The White Meadows [VIFF] (Iran, 2010) Mohammed Rasoulof
  • How I Ended This Summer [VIFF] (Russia, 2010) Aleksei Popogrebsky
  • Into Eternity [VIFF] (Finland, 2010) Michael Madsen
  • Beau Travail (France, 1999) Claire Denis
  • Surviving Life [VIFF] (Czech Republic, 2010) Jan Svankmajer
  • Bright Star (UK, 2009) Jane Campion
  • Of Gods and Men [VIFF] (France, 2010) Xavier Beauvois
  • Nights of Cabiria (Italy, 1957) Frederico Fellini
  • Memories of Underdevelopment (Cuba, 1968) Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
  • Written On The Wind (USA, 1956) Douglas Sirk
  • Mad Men: Season 4 (USA, 2010) Matthew Weiner
  • Rubicon: Season 1 (USA, 2010) Henry Bromell & Jason Horwitch
November
  • Still Life (China, 2005) Jia Zhangke [7]
  • Superman: The Movie (USA, 1978) Richard Donner [7]
  • Defiance (USA, 2008) Edward Zwick [6]
  • Legends of the Fall (USA 1994) Edward Zwick [3]
  • Match Point (USA, 2005) Woody Allen
  • About Last Night… (USA, 1986) Edward Zwick [4]
  • The New World (USA, 2008 Ext. Cut) Terrence Malick [10]

December

  • Alice In Wonderland (USA, 2010) Tim Burton [2]
  • Unstoppable (USA, 2010) Tony Scott [7]
  • Black Swan (USA, 2010) Darren Aranofsky [5]
  • Rope (USA, 1948) Alfred Hitchcock [6]
  • *It Happened One Night (USA, 1934) Frank Capra [9]
  • Sonny (USA, 2002) Nicolas Cage [5]
  • Election (China, 2005) Johnnie To [7]
  • Election 2 (China, 2006) Johnnie To [8]
  • Winter’s Bone (USA, 2010) Debra Granik [8]
  • Greenberg (USA, 2010) Noah Baumbach [7]
  • The Ghost Writer (UK, 2010) Roman Polanski [8]
  • After The Thin Man (USA, 1936) W.S. Van Dyke II [7]
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (USA, 2001) Steven Spielberg [7]
  • Another Thin Man (USA, 1939) W.S. Van Dyke II [7]
  • Head-On (Germany, 2004) Fatih Akin
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader(USA, 2010) Michael Apted [5]
  • True Grit (USA, 2010) Joel & Ethan Coen [7]
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 (USA, 2010) Frank Darabont

Edited by N.W. Douglas

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0