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Happy 2012 Viewing, everyone.

The 2011 Film Journals are listed Here, and the links from that point trace back to 2003.

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

Asterisk* = First time viewing

Data from IMDB ------>

Jan - Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives* (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Jan - Incendies* (Denis Villeneuve)

Jan - The Debt* (John Madden)

Jan - Meek's Cutoff* (Kelly Reichardt)

Jan - Bill Cunningham New York* (Richard Press)

Jan - Buck* (Cindy Meehl)

Jan - Pearl Jam Twenty* (Cameron Crowe)

Jan - Festen (1998, Thomas Vinterberg, uncredited)

Jan - Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)

Jan - The Skin I Live In* (Pedro Almodóvar)

Jan - Take Shelter* (Jeff Nichols)

Jan - Contraband* (Baltasar Kormákur)

Jan - The Ides of March* (George Clooney)

Jan - Le Havre* (Aki Kaurismäki)

Feb - The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin)

Feb - My Winnipeg* (Guy Maddin) Need to Finish.

Feb - Crazy Stupid Love* (Glenn Ficarra and John Requa)

Feb - The Artist* (Michel Hazanavicius)

Mar - Primary Colors* (1998, Mike Nichols)

Mar - Martha Marcy May Marlene* (Sean Durkin) Need to Finish.

Mar - The Lincoln Lawyer* (Brad Furman)

Mar - Atlas Shrugged: Part I* (Paul Johansson)

Mar - Limitless* (Neil Burger)

Mar - Middle Men* (George Gallo)

Mar - Pop Skull* (Adam Wingard)

Mar - Howl* (Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman)

Mar - The Game (1997, David Fincher)

Mar - Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)

Mar - Burzynski* (2010 doc, Eric Merola)

Apr - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo* (David Fincher)

Apr - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy * (Tomas Alfredson)

Apr - Point Blank* (Fred Cavaye)

Apr - Into the Abyss* (Werner Herzog)

Apr - The Edge of Dreaming* (Amy Hardie)

Apr - Bag It* (Suzan Beraza)

Apr - Scream (Wes Craven)

Apr - Scream 2 (Wes Craven)

Apr - Scream 3 (Wes Craven)

Apr - Scream 4* (Wes Craven)

Apr - Presumed Innocent (1990, Alan J. Pakula)

Apr - This is England* (Shane Meadows)

Apr - Everything Must Go* (Dan Rush)

Apr - Buried* (Rodrigo Cortes)

Apr - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* (Brad Bird)

Apr - Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau)

Apr - Chronicle* (Josh Trank)

May - Trust* (David Schwimmer)

May - Submarine* (Richard Ayoade)

May - Tiny Furniture* (Lena Dunham)

May - Sleeping With the Enemy (Joseph Ruben)

May - Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)

May - An Inconvenient Truth* (Davis Guggenheim)

May - Cool It* (Ondi Timoner)

May - Revenge of the Electric Car* (Chris Paine)

May - Ethos* (Pete McGrain)

May - I.O.U.S.A.* (Patrick Creadon)

May - Orgasm Inc.* (Elizabeth Canner)

May - The Avengers* (Joss Whedon)

May - Cabin in the Woods* (Drew Goddard)

May - Bully* (Lee Hirsch)

June - Sleep Dealer* (Alex Rivera)

June - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted* (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath) Fell asleep Hard.

June - Prometheus* (Ridley Scott)

June - The Dictator* (Larry Charles) I walked out, it was soooo utterly stoopit

June - Chernobyl Diaries* (Brad Parker) Kinda wish I would have walked out, uuugh!

July - The Hunger Games* (Gary Ross) Loved it, wanna read the trilogy

July - The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) Loved it even more after reading the triology

July - The Amazing Spider-Man*(Marc Webb)

July - The Dark Knight Rises* (Christopher Nolan)

Aug - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)

September - Special Treatment* (Jeanne Labrune)

September - Thumbsucker* (Mike Mills)

September - Margin Call* (J.C. Chandor)

September - From Within* (Phedon Papamichael)

September - Quarantine 2: Terminal* (John Pogue)

September - Penumbra* (Adrián García Bogliano & Ramiro García Bogliano)

September - The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988, Wes Craven)

September - Super 8 (J. J. Abrams)

September - Lord of War (Andrew Niccol)

September - The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) Fourth time. This has become my security blanket.

September - Bowling For Columbine (Michael Moore)

Oct - The Innkeepers* (Ti West)

Oct - The Shrine* (Jon Knautz)

Oct - Lovely Molly* (Eduardo Sanchez)

Oct - The Woman in Black* (James Watkins)

Oct - Peeping Tom* (1960, Michael Powell)

Oct - Pontypool* (Bruce McDonald)

Oct - Ghostbusters* (Ivan Reitman)

Oct - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (George Lucas) siiigh, introducing the kids...

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

Oct - The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)

Oct - The Possession* (Ole Bornedal)

Oct - Sinister* (Scott Derrickson)

Nov - 13 Assassins* (Takashi Miike)

Nov - A Separation* (Asghar Farhadi)

Nov - Moonrise Kingdom* (Wes Anderson)

Nov - We Need to Talk About Kevin* (Lynne Ramsay)

Nov - The Whistleblower* (Larysa Kondracki)

Nov - Casino Royale* (Martin Campbell)

Nov - Snow White and the Huntsman* (Rupert Sanders)

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

Nov - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (George Lucas)

Nov - The Avengers (Joss Whedon)

Nov - The Best of Youth (Marco Tullio Giordana)

Nov - The Master* (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Nov - Arbitrage* (Nicholas Jarecki)

Nov - Looper* (Rian Johnson)

Nov - House at the End of the Street* (Mark Tonderai)

Dec - The Loneliest Planet* (Julia Loktev)

Dec - The Kid with a Bike* (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)

Dec - Oslo, August 31st* (Joachim Trier)

Dec - The Interrupters* (Steve James) Didn't Finish

Dec - The Queen of Versailles* (Lauren Greenfield)

Dec - Poetry* (Chang-dong Lee)

Dec - Brave* (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman & Steve Purcell)

Dec - Take This Waltz* (Sarah Polley)

Dec - Bernie* (Richard Linklater)

Dec - Safety Not Guaranteed* (Colin Trevorrow)

Dec - Margaret* (Kenneth Lonergan)

Dec - Another Year* (Mike Leigh)

Dec - Rampart* (Oren Moverman)

Dec - Chrystal* (Ray McKinnon)

Dec - Gilles' Wife* (Frédéric Fonteyne)

Dec - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter* (Timur Bekmambetov) sooo sorry I even attempted this uuuugh

Dec - The Thin Man* (1934, W.S. Van Dyke)

Dec - Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)

Dec - La moustache (Emmanuel Carrère)

Dec - The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)

Dec - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (George Lucas)

Dec - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (George Lucas)

Dec - Prometheus (Ridley Scott)

Dec - The Flat* (Arnon Goldfinger)

Dec - The House I Live In* (Eugene Jarecki)

Dec - Searching for Sugar Man* (Malik Bendjelloul)

Dec - Lincoln* (Steven Spielberg)

Dec - The Impossible* (Juan Antonio Bayona)

Dec - Rust and Bone* (Jacques Audiard)

Dec - Holy Motors* (Leos Carax)

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Second or later viewings in italics

Favorite of the month

^ Selection screening for Newport Beach FF

Seen as part of Whitehead International Film Festival

Seen as part of Newport Beach FF (including previews)

Seen as part of LA Film Fest (including previews)

Seen as part of AFI Film Fest (including previews)

December

12/23 Hyde Park on Hudson review

12/22 Amour review

12/14 Source Code

12/13 Parental Guidance

12/8 Hitchcock

12/7 School of Rock

12/5 56 Up review

12/4 Cautiva

12/2 Wagner & Me review

12/1 Anna Karenina

12/1 The Third Half

November

11/28 Anonymous

11/27 The Clown

11/26 Any Day Now review

11/25 Skyfall

11/24 Lore

11/24 Life of Pi review

11/21 Inglouorious Basterds

11/19 The Rise of the Guardians review

11/17 Lincoln

11/15 What a Man review

11/14 Blancanieves

11/8 Silver Linings Playbook review

11/8 Ginger & Rosa

11/7 Antiviral

11/7 Barbara review

11/7 Ape

11/7 Moxie (short)

11/6 Caesar Must Die

11/6 Kid

11/5 Tey

11/5 Only the Young

11/5 In the Fog

11/4 The Hunt

11/4 War Witch

11/4 The Last Step

11/3 Somebody Up There Likes Me

11/3 Paradise: Faith

11/3 Paradise: Love

11/2 Pieta

11/2 Kuma

October

10/30 Wreck-It Ralph review

10/30 Paperman (short)

10/29 Chasing Ice

10/29 On the Road review

10/27 Seven Psychopaths

10/26 Burn review

10/25 Beyond the Hills

10/25 Something in the Air (Apres Mai)

10/24 A Royal Affair review

10/23 The Central Park Five review

10/23 Eat Sleep Die

10/22 Here and There (Aqui y Alla)

10/22 The Angels' Share

10/20 Frankenweenie review

10/19 Cafe de Flore review

10/17 Sun Don't Shine

10/16 Electrick Children

10/16 Not in Tel Aviv

10/12 Argo

10/11 American Beauty

10/9 We Are Legion review

10/6 End of Watch

10/4 The Flat review

10/4 Holy Motors review

10/2 The Black Tulip review

10/1 Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child. review

September

9/23 The Master

9/21 Who Is Harry Nilsson?

9/20 Farewell

9/17 Grave of the Fireflies

9/16 We Need to Talk about Kevin

9/15 Almost Perfect review

9/14 The Procession (short)

9/14 Steve (short)

9/14 Prodigal (short)

9/14 After-School Special (short) review of Stars in Shorts Collection

9/14 Not Your Time (short)

9/14 Sexting (short)

9/14 Friend Request Pending (short)

9/13 Wuthering Heights review

9/7 Escape Fire review

9/6 Warrior

9/3 Robot and Frank review

9/1 Blame It on Fidel

August

8/28 The Words review

8/27 Superman Returns

8/27 Decoding Deepak review

8/26 The Whistleblower

8/25 The Well Digger's Daughter

8/21 Backwards review

8/20 Hellbound? review

8/19 The Bourne Legacy

8/14 Red Riding: Year of our Lord 1983

8/13 The Distinguished Gentleman

8/12 Hermano review

8/11 Ruby Sparks review

8/5 The Double Hour

8/3 The Odd Life of Timothy Green review

8/1 Out of the Clear Blue Sky review

July

7/30 Little White Lies review

7/29 Farewell, My Queen review

7/28 We Women Warriors review

7/25 Death by China review

7/24 Kings Point (short) review

7/23 Compliance review

7/22 The Amazing Spider-man

7/18 Blues Planet

7/17 Big Boys Gone Bananas!* review

7/16 Gattaca

7/15 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry review

7/14 Bests of the Southern Wild

7/10 Romantics Anonymous

7/9 Bananas!*

7/8 Safety Not Guaranteed

7/7 Rock of Ages review

7/6 Never Stand Still review

7/4 Patang (The Kite) review

7/2 This Means War

June

6/20 Drought

6/20 Searching for Sugar Man review

6/19 La Camioneta

6/19 Soil (short)

6/19 Neil Young Journeys

6/18 The Compass Is Carried by the Dead Man

6/18 Gimme the Loot

6/17 The Iran Game review

6/17 Next Door Letters (short)

6/17 The Life and Freaking Times of Uncle Luke (short)

6/17 Mr. Christmas (short)

6/17 The Arm (short)

6/17 Reindeer (short)

6/17 Sacrifice (Qurban) (short)

6/17 Good Bread (short)

6/17 Izzy & Salvador (short)

6/17 Sister

6/16 Reportero

6/16 Thursday Till Sunday

6/16 The Invisible War review

6/15 The Strawberry Tree

6/15 Kendo Monogatati (short)

6/15 The Queen of Versailles review

6/8 Union Square review

6/8 Breakfast with Curtis

6/7 G-Dog

6/7 Vampira and Me

6/6 Brave review

6/6 A Band Called Death

6/5 Dead Man's Burden

6/4 Words of Witness

6/3 The Intouchables review

6/1 Call Me Kuchu

May

5/31 Beasts of the Southern Wild review

5/30 Nobody Else but You (Poupoupidou) review

5/29 Wallander: Guilt

5/29 Crazy and Thief

5/27 Young Adult

5/27 Wallander: The Revenge review

5/26 Moonrise Kingdom

5/25 V for Vendetta

5/24 Four

5/22 The Skin I Live In

5/22 Red Flag

5/21 Sun Kissed

5/20 The Avengers

5/19 Jesus Henry Christ

5/18 Quantum of Solace

5/18 All Is Well

5/12 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review

5/11 Young Goethe in Love

5/7 Where Do We Go Now? review

5/6 Captain America

5/3 Collaborator

5/3 Le Skylab

5/3 Blue (short)

5/3 Children of the Air (Short)

5/3 Graffitiger Short)

5/3 Like Father (short)

5/3 Good Luck, Mr. Gorski (short)

5/3 Marvin the Clown (short)

5/3 The Save (short)

5/2 Terraferma

5/2 The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia

5/2 Must Come Down

5/2 Intruder (short)

5/2 Shadows (short)

5/2 Deep End (short)

5/2 Spoonful (short)

5/2 East of Berlin (short)

5/2 Belly (short)

5/2 An Insignificant Man (short)

5/1 Ice Dragon

5/1 Stella Days review

5/1 A Cat in Paris

April

4/30 My Way review

4/30 The Woman in the Fifth

4/29 Doppleganger Paul (or, A Film About How Much I Hate Myself)

4/29 Stories from an Undeclared War

4/29 33 Postcards

4/29 Virgin Eyes (short)

4/29 Code 2600

4/29 Ira Finkelstein's Christmas

4/28 Should've Been Romeo

4/28 5 Broken Cameras

4/28 Apartment in Athens

4/27 Free Sample

4/27 Dream World

4/27 Love Free or Die review

4/27 Shoot the Moon (short)

4/27 Distilled Love (short)

4/27 Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest (short)

4/27 Crescendo (short)

4/27 The Good Person (short)

4/27 Braid (short)

4/26 Elles review

4/25 I Wish review

4/24 The Cup review

4/22 The Eyes of Thailand

4/21 Sleepless Night

4/19 Higher Ground

4/18 Headhunter review

4/16 Mariachi Gringo

4/15 The Cabin in the Woods

4/12 Polisse review

4/10 Americano review

4/9 Goodbye First Love review

4/7 The Perfect Family review

4/7 The Hunger Games

4/5 Another Earth

4/4 Darling Companion review

4/2 Chimpanzee review

4/2 Surviving Progress review

March

3/28 Red Riding 1980

3/28 Tonight You're Mine review

3/27 Monsieur Lazhar review

3/24 Mighty Fine review

3/24 Jiro Dreams of Sushi review

3/22 Habemus Papam review

3/17 La Terra Trema

3/14 Bellissima

3/7 Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope review

3/7 John Carter review

3/6 Girl in Progress review

3/3 Free Men review

3/1 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen review

February

2/29 Sound of Noise review

2/29 ^ NHAMO (short)

2/29 ^ Das Rauschen des Meeres (short)

2/29 ^ Wild Imaginings (short)

2/26 ^ Close Encounters of Mahjong

2/23 Take Shelter

2/23 ^ Paper Words (short)

2/20 ^ Grounded (short)

2/19 Safe House

2/16 Silent House review

2/15 ^ Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

2/15 ^ Love Free or Die

2/13 A Better Life

2/12 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2/11 The Mill and the Cross

2/11 ^ Going Nowhere (short)

2/10 First Position review

2/9 Incident in New Baghdad (short)

2/8 Beginners

2/8 The Barber of Birmingham (short)

2/7 Tuba Atlantic (short)

2/6 The Shore (short)

2/4 Raju (short)

2/4 Albert Nobbs review

2/2 Time Freak (short)

2/2 The Secret World of Arrietty review

2/1 Pentecost (short)

2/1 Wildlife (short)

2/1 Morning Stroll (short)

2/1 The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (short)

January

1/31 Margin Call

1/31 La Luna (short)

1/31 Dimanche/Sunday (short)

1/30 Bombay Beach review

1/30 Blackmail

1/29 The Iron Lady

1/28 A Separation

1/27 After Fall, Winter review

1/26 Timecrimes

1/24 Nora's Will

1/23 Return review

1/21 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (English)

1/21 My Week with Marilyn

1/20 ^ My Faith

1/19 ^ The Men's Room (short)

1/19 ^ Chat Noir (short)

1/18 ^ Sleep Debt

1/17 ^ Tenant (short)

1/17 ^ Mozambique VI (short)

1/16 Encounter Point

1/16 The Labyrinth (short)

1/16 Crime After Crime

1/16 Namrata(short)

1/15 80 Days

1/15 Bardsongs

1/15 The Translator (short)

1/15 Himalaya: Path to the Sky

1/15 Average 40 Matches (short)

1/14 October

1/14 Miracle Lady (short)

1/14 The Hedgehog

1/14 Flawed (short)

1/14 Gold and Copper

1/14 Touch (short)

1/13 The Tree of Life

1/13 Bygnings (short)

1/13 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

1/13 Love on the Line (short)

1/12 The Negro Soldier (short)

1/3 Shame review

1/2 ^ The Intruder (short)

1/1 These Amazing Shadows

1/1 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Maybe I'll last longer than May this year.

January

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame - a kinda dopey start to the new year

Attack the Block - superb in every way

Win Win - good movie, but didn't live up to the hype

Young Adult - grim, excellent character study of a narcissist

Midnight in Paris - charming but slight

Certified Copy

Tintin - a cacophanous, unengaging disappointment

Mission: Impossible

In a Better World - excellent

Tree of Life - Malick and me just don't mix

The Town

Nostalgia for the Light - easily in my top 5 for 2011

February

Drive - all cold surfaces (some blood-spattered); by comparison, makes Michael Mann films seem warm and fuzzy

A Dangerous Method - all-around excellent film

Morning Glory - a pleasing bonbon

After the Wedding

Bridesmaids - astonishingly unfunny

Youth in Revolt - a charming amoral tale

Tokyo Story - Thank God for Ozu

The Complete Jean Vigo, incl. Zero for Conduct and L'Atalante - fantastic, essential viewing

The Secret World of Arrietty

March

Bruno

The Walking Dead, Season 1

Tuesday, After Christmas

The Only Son (Ozu's first talkie)

Point Blank - masterful framing of scenes

In Bruges

Mon Oncle Antoine - slice of rural Quebec life turns surreal

13 Assassins - my first Miike film, not bad

The Hunger Games - pretty good, after the initial unnecessary handheld vertigo

April

Melancholia - I guess I'm just not that into von Trier

The Skin I Live In - another excellent Almodovar film

Johnny English Reborn - at my kids' request; winsomely predictable

Airplane!

Titanic 3D

The Rock

There Was a Father - the most propagandistic, and my least favorite, Ozu

Norwegian Wood

Airplane!

Airplane 2

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Downton Abbey, Season 1

Into the Abyss - best film I've seen in 2 months

Iron Man

May

The Way - rich, delightful on 2nd viewing, too

Thor

The Avengers

Scott Pilgrim

Bobby - eager for more films by Estevez

Carnage - meh, so kids and adults are beastly

Grizzly Man

Inception - still wonderfull the 5th or so time around

Justified, Season 1

Pirates: Band of Misfits

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Encounters at the End of the World

The Dictator

June

The Dark Knight

Rango

Brave

July

Fitzcarraldo

Fearless

This is Spinal Tap

Prometheus

Fata Morgana

L'Auberge Espagnole - still quite likeable on viewing #2

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes, Season 2 - much preferred to the title immediately above

Justified, Season 2 - much weaker entry than Season 1, questionable if I'll continue with it

Burden of Dreams

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Letting Go of God

Stand by Me

Moonrise Kingdom - my favorite new film of the year to date

The Dark Knight Rises

The Amazing Spider-Man

August

The Tillman Story

Total Recall (2012)

Shaun of the Dead

Beasts of the Southern Wild - my second favorite new film of the year

Beasts of the Southern Wild - second bigscreen viewing

Moonrise Kingdom - ditto (fun double feature with my kids)

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Incident at Loch Ness - fun to see Herzog poke fun at his persona

Bourne Legacy - surprised by how good this was

Ted - surprisingly tame and unfunny

September

Robot and Frank - delightful, touching

Hamlet - with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart - quite good, overall

George Harrison: Living in the Material World - hit the high points, but disappointingly superficial

Fellowship of the Ring - at my older son's request; I didn't have high hopes for re-viewing it, but liked it a lot

Forgettiing Sarah Marshall

Adam's Apples

Margaret

Zombieland - still a hoot

LOTR: Two Towers - lots of filler and silly dialogue

Return of the King

October

The Avengers - didn't hold up well with viewing #2

Looper - so-so

Seven Psychopaths - OK, but was hoping for much better from the guy who made In Bruges

Mosquito Coast

November

Wreck-It Ralph

Safety Not Guaranteed

Holy Motors

The Man with a Movie Camera - Vertov's silent classic; very apt viewing for the day after Holy Motors, to realize that film trickery has a very long history

Man of the Century

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Contagion

Lincoln - loved it; my favorite Spielberg

The Assassination of Jesse James... - drags a bit, but still a favorite on 3rd viewing

December

Killing Them Softly - much better than most critics led me to believe

Moonrise Kingdom

The Hobbit - meh

The Rage in Placid Lake

Haywire - underwhelmed

The Big Lebowski

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January

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927 F.W. Murnau)

Wendy and Lucy (2008 Kelly Reichardt)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011 Mark Waters)

The Human Stain (2003 Robert Benton)

One Week (2008 Michael McGowan)

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002 Peter Care)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011 Rupert Wyatt)

Blindness (2008 Fernando Meirelles)

Walk the Line (2005 James Mangold)

February

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011 Glenn Ficarra, John Requa)

Mammoth (2009 Lukas Moodysson)

Hard Candy (2005 David Slade)

The Interrupters (2011 Steve James) [Doc]

Give A Damn? (2011 Dan Parris) [Doc]

March

XXY (2007 Lucía Puenzo)

Uncertainty (2009 Scott McGehee, David Siegel)

Manic (2001 Jordan Melamed)

Blue Like Jazz (2012 Steve Taylor)

April

Worlds Apart (2008 Niels Arden Oplev)

The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008 Joshua Safdie)

October

Hellbound? (2012 Kevin Miller)

Shattered Glass (2003 Billy Ray)

November

December

Lost in America (1985 Albert Brooks)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012 Peter Jackson)

The Loneliest Planet (2011 Julia Loktev)

Rust and Bone (2012 Jacques Audiard)

The Possession of David O'Reilly (2011 Andrew Cull, Steve Isles)

The kingdom of Heaven (2005 Ridley Scott)

Lincoln (2012 Steven Spielberg)

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I was just feeling guilty about last year's!

January:

1) + Hugo (Scorcese, 2011)

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+ Theater viewing

* repeat viewing

December

+ Les Misérables (yeah, too many closeups, but still good, except for miscast Russell Crowe; Dad liked it, though all music tends to sound the same to him)

+ Jack Reacher (serviceable action thriller; Dad followed it pretty well; crazy violent)

Safety Not Guaranteed (clever, but I couldn't care enough about the characters)

+ The Hobbit (2D)--definitely setting out to "feel all stretched--like butter scraped over too much bread" but not as bad as I'd feared

+ Life of Pi (visually brilliant--made me believe in tigers; theologically bunk. Thank God, I already believe in God.)

+ Wreck-it Ralph (I seemed to be the only one in the the theater laughing, and I don't even play video games)

One for the Money (disposable, but more bearable than the novels. When will someone make a Kinsey Milhone movie?)

November

* Camelot (on TCM; does it count as rewatch when first viewing was in 1968?)

+ Flight (previews barely hint at where this one ends up. Difficult, but worthwhile)

+ Skyfall (almost classic Bond & a tribute to Judi Dench)

+ Lincoln (fascinating portrayal of a momentous event; great cast)

October

* Sullivan's Travels (TCM; best comedy about comedy ever)

* Kind Hearts & Coronets (TCM; best black comedy ever)

The Raven (English Club event; I would never, ever have watched this voluntarily otherwise. What a mess.)

+* Argo (took my Dad; he liked it. I found it a bit slow on second viewing)

+ Argo (well done; plus, some nice location shots of Istanbul)

+ Pitch Perfect (comedy that's actually funny rather than gross (mostly), plus music--very enjoyable)

+ Looper (actually quite good in terms of plot, but very violent)

* The Avengers (on DVD, with Whedon commentary--excellent as usual)

September

Sampoorna Raamaayan (not the famous one; this Ramayana has all the roles played by children & teens, with results ranging from the sublime to the bizarre; also, very bad monkey costumes)

I Don't Know How She Does It (I don't know how I got through this. It was ridiculous)

August

Paper Heart (pleasant little faux-documentary, but it's no Once.)

July

+ Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Decoy Bride (Netflix streaming David Tennant in rom-com set in the Hebrides? I am there)

* Megamind (pleasant diversion)

+ Moonrise Kingdom (not really a Wes Anderson fan--usually find him precious & overly mannered--but liked this very much)

June

+ Brave (score for the princess AND her complete nuclear family AND the entire kingdom. Overall, a win for free will.)

+ Monsieur Lazhar (good reviews were on target, fortunately, since I chose this hoping that my dad would enjoy it since it was in French, which he speaks, with English subtitles to help his failing hearing. Success, even though most of the French was heavy Quebecois. Lovely film.)

Love Happens (another movie I wanted to like more than I did, but it just didn't catch hold despite good performances by Aaron Eckhart & Martin Sheen, but Jennifer Aniston seemed more "meh" than usual)

* We Bought a Zoo (DVD bought for my parents; replaced because has a slight glitch about 2/3 through; otherwise fine & still fun)

Everybody Sing (on TCM; lesser known Judy Garland vehicle from 1938, before big 1939 hit Wizard of Oz. Also starring Fanny Brice. Garland is trying too hard, as is everyone, and has one regrettable number in blackface)

+* The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (with dad, who had trouble following the dialogue because of his hearing loss, but enjoyed the Indian setting)

+* Snow White and the Huntsman (with friends--VFX still brilliant; story made even less sense)

May

+ Snow White and the Huntsman (free preview; brilliant VFX, Kristen Stewart as Snow almost redeems herself from Bella)

+ The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (stellar British cast of elders in India--of course I'm there. Comedy a bit expected at times, but still effective & sweet.)

+* The Avengers (in 3D, with dad; a bit OTT for him, worth a second viewing for me, but we skipped the shawarma)

+ Damsels in Distress (written & dir. Whit Stillman, perfect "palate cleanser" for academic year; bittersweet kooky comedy that ends with musical dance numbers--perfect)

+ The Avengers (Joss Whedon rules--of course)

April

+ The Hunger Games (I've read the book; not as wild about this series as some people are, but in some ways I prefer the film.

+ Casablanca (special 70th anniversary theatrical showing, with pre-film TCM featurette on the film's history. Beautiful, and fun to see with sister & friends)

+ The Cabin in the Woods (this + Justified finale = all the death & dismemberment I can take in one week, but at least Cabin is Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard, so it had a point, and along the way, was frequently funny.)

March

+ Mirror Mirror (better than expected and well worth the price for the costumes and sets)

Alice Adams (on TCM; early Katharine Hepburn is devastating)

+ John Carter (of Mars, 3D. If we could all just agree that it's a great B sci-fi movie, there'd be less fussing because it's not a GREAT sci-fi movie. Could have been more fun, it wasn't cheesy.)

*+ We Bought a Zoo (at the cheap 2nd-run theater, with my Dad, who enjoyed it very much. We both wished my mother could have seen it. Maybe when it comes out on DVD.)

Of Gods and Men (finally; watched w/ my Dad, who seemed to appreciate it too)

*+ The Artist (with my Dad, who enjoyed it a great deal)

+ Act of Valor (probably the world's most expensive Navy recruiting film, but OK)

February

No movies. Just work & TV. Sad!

January

The Ides of March (pretty people are evil; no, seriously--ambition is the devil)

+ The Artist

*+ TinTin (took my sister out for her birthday; held up well to 2nd viewing)

The Secret Garden (1949, Margaret O'Brien & Dean Stockwell!)

Red Riding Hood (pretty; hope they paid Gary Oldman a bundle to chew scenery)

Super 8

+ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (in the bleak midwinter...)

+ We Bought a Zoo ("Why not?" especially when I had a free ticket thanks to all those movies I saw in December. Starting on a positive note this year.)

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* - repeat viewing

bold - theatrical viewing

January

1/1 - Warrior

1/2 - Tabloid

1/5 - Your Highness

1/6 - The Guard

1/8 - Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World*

1/9 - The Darjeeling Limited*

1/9 - Meek's Cutoff

1/10 War Horse

1/11 - Kansas City Confidential

1/18 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

1/19 - Charley Varrick

1/20 - The Man Who Knew Too Much*

1/23 - The Thing (1982)*

1/25 - Starman*

1/26 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

1/27 - Breach

1/29 -Haywire

1/30 - Christine

1/31 - 50/50

February

2/1 - Tucker: The Man and His Dream

2/4 - The Limey

2/6 - Contagion

2/8 - The Grey

2/8 - Beauty and the Beast

2/9 - Blue Collar*

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bold - viewing in a theater

Italics - film festival screening

* - repeat viewing

December

12/4 - The Life of Pi

12/7 - Ballplayer: Pelotero

12/12 - The Sound of Noise

12/13 - The Queen of Versailles

12/15 - Ruby Sparks

12/21 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

12/22 - Premium Rush

12/24 - * It's a Wonderful Life

12/25 - * A Christmas Story

12/27 - The Do-Deca Pentathalon

12/29 - Cirque de Soleli: Worlds Away

12/30 - Red Hook Summer

12/31 - Arbitrage

12/31 - * The Apartment (1960)

TV on DVD: Fringe, Season 4

November

11/9 - Bullhead

11/10 - Skyfall

11/12 - P-047

11/13 - Le Havre

11/21 - Sarah, Plain and Tall

11/21 - Crossfire Hurricane

11/23 - The Silver Linings Playbook

11/26 - * A Few Good Men

11/27 - This Must Be The Place

11/28 - The Time Machine (1960)

11/30 - Holy Motors

October

10/1 - Sleepwalk With Me

10/2 - The Cabin in the Woods

10/3 - Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

10/5 - Looper

10/8 - Indie Game: The Movie

10/8 - The Descendants

10/10 - Bernie

10/18 - Brave

10/20 - Argo

10/26 - Cloud Atlas

10/30 - Sound of My Voice

10/31 - Safety Not Guaranteed

TV on DVD:

Sherlock - season 1

Fringe - season 3

Eureka - season 3.0

September

9/1 - The Impostor

9/3 - Incendies

9/10 - * The Hunger Games

9/14 - 30 for 30: The Two Escobars

9/19 - 30 for 30: Little Big Men

9/24 - Oslo, August 31st

9/28 - The Raid: Redemption

9/29 - The Master

TV on DVD:

Eureka, Season 2

August

8/2 - Let the Bullets Fly

8/2 - 30 for 30: Jordan Rides the Bus

8/6 - The Rum Diary

8/8 - Marty

8/9 - * Singles

8/12 - The Campaign

8/12 - The Dark Knight Rises

8/13 - Beasts of the Southern Wild

8/15 - 30 for 30: Into the Wind

8/18 - Margaret

8/21 - The City of Your Final Destination

8/26 - Faintheart

8/29 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi

8/31 - Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. New York

8/31 - Thin Ice

TV on DVD:

Eureka, Season 1

July

7/4 - * Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music

7/5 - Fallen Angel: The Outlaw Larry Norman

7/9 - Niagara, Niagara

7/12 - Conan O'Brien Can't Stop

7/13 - Madea's Witness Protection

7/14 - * The Tree of Life

7/14 - In Time

7/16 - The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

7/19 - Birders: The Central Park Effect

7/27 - Big Night

TV on DVD:

Warehouse 13, Season 3

June

6/1 - John Carter

6/11 - Thor

6/15 - The Guard

6/16 - Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card-Counting Christians

6/18 - Moonrise Kingdom

6/19 - Attack the Block

6/23 - Jeff, Who Lives at Home

6/26 - Videodrome

6/30 - Adventures of Power

TV on DVD:

Fringe, Season 2

May

5/6 - Haywire

5/7 - The Avengers

5/11 - Tyrannosaur

5/14 - Damsels in Distress

5/15 - Blue Velvet

5/16 - * Dogville

5/18 - Slither

5/19 - Everday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

5/22 - The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

5/25 - * Certified Copy

5/30 - The Lovers on the Bridge

5/31 - Hemingway and Gellhorn

April

4/3 - * Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy

4/6 - Coriolanus

4/9 - Doctor Who: The End of Time

4/11 - Days of Darkness

4/13 - Blue Like Jazz

4/17- The Kid With a Bike

4/18 - God is the Bigger Elvis

4/22 - Rachel and the Stranger

4/24 - If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

4/30 - * The Tree of Life

March

3/1 - A Separation

3/3 - The Way

3/7 - Mandela and DeKlerk

3/10 - Game Change

3/13 - Melancholia

3/19 - The Parking Lot Movie

3/21 - Paper Man

3/24 - Exam

3/26 - The Hunger Games

3/30 - * The Muppets

3/30 - A Dangerous Method

TV on DVD:

The Wire, Season 4 and 5

February

2/5 - Le Quattro Volte

2/10 - Drive

2/12 - Pina

2/13 - Lourdes

2/13 - * Synecdoche, New York

2/19 - Take Shelter

2/24 - Bedazzled (1967)

2/29 - Chaos Theory

TV on DVD:

The Wire, Season 2 and 3

January

1/1 - The Atom Smashers

1/2 - A Game of Honor

1/2 - The 2011 World Series film

1/5 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

1/11 - My Best Friend

1/12 - Higher Ground

1/13 - Sherman's March

1/16 - Dopamine

1/18 - Rompecabezas

1/18 - Vanishing Point

1/20 - Fermat's Room

1/25 - Lucky Life

1/27 - The Debt

1/28 - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

TV on DVD:

Fringe, Season 1

The Wire, Season 1

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I've been using the website Letterboxd to journal the films I've recently watched. It's probably easier just to link there than to cut and paste everything.

Film diary.

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/Repeat viewing/

Theatre viewings

S - short film

JANUARY

01/01 /BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN/ (Larry Charles, 2006)

07/01 BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS (XIAO CAI FENG) (Dai Sijie, 2002)

09/01 /THE MIRROR (ZERKALO)/ (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

10/01 /A HARD DAY'S NIGHT/ (Richard Lester, 1964)

12/01 DAY FOR NIGHT (LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE) (François Truffaut, 1973)

13/01 A DANGEROUS METHOD (David Cronenberg, 2011)

17/01 /THE KILLERS/ (Robert Siodmak, 1946)

18/01 THE BURMESE HARP (BIRUMA NO TATEGOTO) (Kon Ichikawa, 1956)

19/01 STALKER (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)

22/01 THE GODDESS (SHEN NU) (Wu Yonggang, 1934)

23/01 KIPPUR (Amos Gitai, 2000)

24/01 /DO THE RIGHT THING/ (Spike Lee, 1989)

25/01 NIGHT AND FOG (NUIT ET BROUILLARD (Alain Resnais, 1955) S

26/01 /MULHOLLAND DRIVE/ (David Lynch, 2001)

27/01 BLOOD SIMPLE (Joel Coen, 1984)

27/01 /THE BIG LEBOWSKI/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)

29/01 EROS ("The Hand," Wong Kar-wai; "Equilibrium," Steven Soderbergh; and "The Dangerous Thread of Things," Michelangelo Antonioni; 2004)

30/01 ASHES OF TIME (DUNG CHE SAI DUK) (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)

31/01 PATHER PANCHALI (Satyajit Ray, 1955)

FEBRUARY

01/02 /THE DARJEELING LIMITED/ (Wes Anderson, 2007)

02/02 /SHERLOCK JR./ (Buster Keaton, 1924) S

03/02 METROPOLITAN (Whit Stillman, 1990)

06/02 THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE (SAMT AL-QUSUR) (Moufida Tlatli, 1994)

08/02 HARRY BROWN (Daniel Barber, 2009)

09/02 /8½/ (Federico Fellini, 1963)

10/02 ANATOMY OF A MURDER (Otto Preminger, 1959)

11/02 HAPPY TOGETHER (CHUN GWONG CHA SIT) (Wong Kar-wai, 1997)

12/02 TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (Thomas Alfredson, 2011)

12/02 /THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE (SAMT AL-QUSUR)/ (Moufida Tlatli, 1994)

13/02 /LOUIS C.K. : LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATER/ (Louis C.K., 2011)

14/02 /THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO/ (Whit Stillman, 1998)

16/02 /CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER/ (Joe Johnston, 2011)

16/02 /BARTON FINK/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1991)

19/02 THE KILLING (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)

19/02 /DRIVE/ (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)

20/02 /YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE/ (Lewis Gilbert, 1967)

23/02 THE LOVER (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1992)

25/02 HOOP DREAMS (Steve James, 1994)

27/02 SHOCK CORRIDOR (Samuel Fuller, 1963)

28/02 /WIT/ (Mike Nichols, 2001)

29/02 THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA (MÙI DU DU XANH) (Tran Anh Hung, 1993)

MARCH

01/03 THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (John Huston, 1964)

02/03 THE ARTIST (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011)

04/03 SURNAME VIET GIVEN NAME NAM (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1989)

06/03 TURTLES CAN FLY (LAKPOSHTHA PARVAZ MIKONAND) (Bahman Ghobadi, 2004)

07/03 /THE THIN BLUE LINE/ (Errol Morris, 1988)

08/03 /INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS/ (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

11/03 A SEPARATION (JODAEIYE NADER AZ SIMIN) (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)

12/03 JOHN CARTER (JOHN CARTER OF MARS) (Andrew Stanton, 2012)

13/03 /THE TREE OF LIFE/ (Terrence Malick, 2011)

14/03 /CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (CLÉO DE 5 À 7)/ (Agnès Varda, 1962)

16/03 THE MUPPETS (James Bobin, 2011)

18/03 CODE UNKNOWN: INCOMPLETE TALES OF SEVERAL JOURNEYS (CODE INCONNU: RÉCIT INCOMPLET DE DIVERS VOYAGES) (Michael Haneke, 2000)

19/03 /DUCK AMUCK/ (Chuck Jones, 1953) S

22/03 WORK IN PROGRESS (Ernie Gehr, 2007) S

22/03 ABRACADABRA (Ernie Gehr, 2009) S

22/03 AUTO-COLLIDER XV (Ernie Gehr, 2011) S

22/03 AUTO-COLLIDER XVI (Ernie Gehr, 2011) S

24/03 THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA) (Walter Salles, 2004)

25/03 QUE VIVA MEXICO! (Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, 1932)

27/03 /MEMENTO/ (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

29/03 /THE FALL/ (Tarsem, 2006)

APRIL

01/04 THE RUNNING JUMPING & STANDING STILL FILM (Richard Lester, 1960) S

01/04 11'09"01 SEPTEMBER 11 (Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Shôhei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanović, 2002)

06/04 /SOLARIS (SOLYARIS)/ (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)

10/04 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES (EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS) (Juan José Campanella, 2009)

12/04 THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (KARI-GURASHI NO ARIETTI) (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2010)

16/04 PLAYTIME (Jacques Tati, 1967)

18/04 /THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK/ (Steven Spielberg, 1997)

21/04 TETRO (Francis Ford Coppola, 2009)

22/04 THE HUNGER GAMES (Gary Ross, 2012)

23/04 MONEYBALL (Bennet Miller, 2011)

28/04 THE ROOM (Tommy Wisseau, 2003)

29/04 THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STOLEN PAINTING (L'HYPOTHÈSE DU TABLEAU VOLÉ) (Raúl Ruiz, 1979)

MAY

01/05 HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (Woody Allen, 1986)

02/05 KOYAANISQATSI (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)

03/05 LET ME IN (Matt Reeves, 2010)

05/05 FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED (Adam Yauch, 2011) S

06/05 THE AVENGERS (Joss Whedon, 2012)

07/05 KEYHOLE (Guy Maddin, 2011)

08/05 ORDET (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)

10/05 THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (Martin Ritt, 1965)

16/05 DUCK SOUP (Leo McCarey, 1933)

19/05 /BLADE RUNNER/ (Ridley Scott, 1982)

20/05 ASHES (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012) S

22/05 VIVRE SA VIE (VIVRE SA VIE: FILM EN DOUZE TABLEAUX) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)

23/05 THE DICTATOR (Larry Charles, 2012)

24/05 WINTER LIGHT (NATTVARDSGÄSTERNA) (Ingmar Bergman, 1962)

29/05 /RASHÔMON/ (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

JUNE

02/06 MEN IN BLACK III (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012)

02/06 KLANSMAN (Terrance Young, 1974)

03/06 THE GOLD RUSH (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)

05/06 IVAN'S CHILDHOOD (IVANOVO DETSTOVO) (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962)

07/06 THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RÈGLE DU JEU) (Jean Renoir, 1939)

08/06 SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (F.W. Murnau, 1927)

09/06 /ALIEN/ (Ridley Scott, 1979)

09/06 PROMETHEUS (Ridley Scott, 2012)

12/06 PAPRIKA (Satoshi Kon, 2006)

13/06 MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ (Louis Malle, 1981)

15/06 DEAD RINGERS (David Cronenberg, 1988)

23/06 BLACK NARCISSUS (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1947)

27/06 AS TEARS GO BY (WONG GOK KA MOON) (Wong Kar-wai, 1988)

28/06 THE GREY (Joe Carnahan, 2012)

JULY

02/07 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marc Webb, 2012)

03/07 L'ENFANT (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2005)

03/07 CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (Woody Allen, 1989)

10/07 PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

11/07 MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson, 2012)

13/07 INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006)

16/07 /BATMAN BEGINS/ (Christopher Nolan, 2005)

17/07 OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES (OSS 117: LE CAIRE, NID D'ESPIONS) (Michel Hazanavicius, 2006)

19/07 ORPHEUS (ORPHÉE) (Jean Cocteau, 1950)

19/07 /THE DARK KNIGHT/ (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

20/07 THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Christopher Nolan, 2012)

22/07 SUMMER HOURS (L'HEURE D'ÉTÉ) (Olivier Assayas, 2008)

24/07 MARTHY MARCY MAY MARLENE (Sean Durkin, 2011)

25/07 HORRIBLE BOSSES (Seth Gordon, 2011)

26/07 PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell, 1960)

28/07 THE WHITE RIBBON (DAS WEISSE BAND) (Michael Haneke, 2009)

30/07 TAKE SHELTER (Jeff Nichols, 2011)

31/07 FILM (SAMUEL BECKETT'S FILM) (Alan Schneider, 1964) S

31/07 L'AVVENTURA (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

AUGUST

1/08 /THE DARK KNIGHT RISES/ (Christopher Nolan, 2012)

1/08 BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

2/08 VOYAGE TO ITALY (VIAGGIO IN ITALIA) (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)

3/08 MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (CHELOVEK S KINO-APPARATOM) (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

4/08 SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, 1959)

5/08 THE VIRGIN SPRING (JUNGFRUKÄLLAN) (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)

07/08 THE PENAL COLONY (LA COLONIA PENAL) (Raúl Ruiz, 1970)

07/08 MYSTERIES OF LISBON (MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA, Raúl Ruiz, 2010)

09/08 SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (Guy Ritchie, 2011)

10/08 THE DESCENDANTS (Alexander Payne, 2011)

11/08 YI YI: A ONE AND A TWO (Edward Yang, 2000)

13/08 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER (2 OU 3 CHOSES QUE JE SAIS D'ELLE) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)

14/08 THE CAMPAIGN (Jay Roach, 2012)

15/08 TOKYO STORY (TÔKYÔ MONOGATARI) (Yasujirô Ozu, 1953)

16/08 I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Jacques Tourneur, 1943)

18/08 THE BODY SNATCHER (Robert Wise, 1945)

18/08 ROME, OPEN CITY (ROMA, CITTÀ APERTA) (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)

19/08 PAISAN (PAISÀ) (Roberto Rossellini, 1946)

20/08 GERMANY YEAR ZERO (DEUTSCHLAND IM JAHRE NULL) (Roberto Rossellini, 1948)

22/08 50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011)

23/08 MASCULINE FEMININE (MASCULIN FÉMININ: 15 FAIT PRÉCIS) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)

24/08 L'ECLISSE (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)

24/08 PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson, 1959)

25/08 LA RONDE (Max Ophüls, 1950)

26/08 PERFORMANCE (Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg, 1970)

28/08 SANS SOLEIL (Chris Marker, 1983)

SEPTEMBER

08/09 NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET (LA NOCHE DE ENFRENTE) (Raúl Ruiz, 2012)

09/09 LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012)

10/09 TO THE WONDER (Terrence Malick, 2012)

13/09 ROOM 237 (Rodney Ascher, 2012)

13/09 BIG IN VIETNAM (Mati Diop, 2012) S

13/09 MEKONG HOTEL (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012)

14/09 SENSO (Luchino Visconti, 1954)

16/09 /THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST/ (Martin Scorsese, 1988)

19/09 GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood [uncredited], 1939)

22/09 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Mike Nichols, 1966)

25/09 THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (Drew Goddard, 2012)

26/09 THE MASTER (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

27/09 RED RIDING: 1974 (Julian Jarrold, 2009)

29/09 RED RIDING: 1980 (James Marsh, 2009)

30/09 RED RIDING: 1983 (Anand Tucker, 2009)

OCTOBER

04/10 THE STRAIGHT STORY (David Lynch, 1999)

09/10 CHARLOTTE AND HER JULES (CHARLOTTE ET SON JULES) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959) S

09/10 /BREATHLESS (Á BOUT DE SOUFFLE)/ (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)

10/10 SHADOWS (John Cassavetes, 1959)

12/10 THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE (LA DOUBLE VIE DE VÉRONIQUE) (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991)

14/10 ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (Sergio Leone, 1984)

18/10 A MAN ESCAPED (UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE VENT SOUFFLE OÙ IL VEUT) (Robert Bresson, 1956)

19/10 WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S (Ted Kotcheff, 1989)

19/10 MAC AND ME (Stewart Raffill, 1988)

21/10 GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (BU SAN) (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)

22/10 FALLEN ANGELS (DUO LUO TIAN SHI) (Wong Kar-wai, 1995)

24/10 LOOPER (Rian Johnson, 2012)

25/10 YOUNG ADULT (Jason Reitman, 2011)

26/10 /NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)

28/10 DÉJÀ VU (Tony Scott, 2006)

31/10 REPULSION (Roman Polanski, 1965)

NOVEMBER

2/11 BRAVE (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, 2012)

3/11 /DECALOGUE: ONE/ (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989)

5/11 STRAY DOG (NORA INU) (Akira Kurosawa, 1949)

9/11 HOUR OF THE WOLF (VARGTIMMEN) (Ingmar Bergman, 1968)

9/11 SKYFALL (Sam Mendes, 2012)

15/11 THREE COLORS: BLUE (TROIS COULEURS: BLEU) (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993)

16/11 THREE COLORS: WHITE (TROIS COULEURS: BLANC) (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994)

17/11 THREE COLORS: RED (TROIS COULEURS: ROUGE) (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1994)

21/11 THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (John Huston, 1950)

22/11 DECALOGUE: TWO (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989)

23/11 HOLY MOTORS (Leos Carax, 2012)

23/11 /GOLDFINGER/ (Guy Hamilton, 1964)

29/11 DECALOGUE: THREE (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1989)

30/11 /SUPERMAN (AKA THE MAD SCIENTIST)/ (Dave Fleischer, 1941) S

30/11 /THE ARCTIC GIANT/ (Dave Fleischer, 1941) S

30/11 MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (Nagisa Ôshima, 1983)

DECEMBER

3/12 LINCOLN (Steven Spielberg, 2012)

7/12 PREMIUM RUSH (David Koepp, 2012)

7/12 THE BOURNE LEGACY (Tony Gilroy, 2012)

11/12 HAYWIRE (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)

17/12 /A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS/ (Bill Melendez, 1965) S

18/12 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (Peter Jackson, 2012)

20/12 HARD EIGHT (SYDNEY) (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996)

24/12 /SCROOGE (A CHRISTMAS CAROL) (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1951)

26/12 GOON (Michael Dowse, 2011)

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I usually don't come across this thread until a month into the new year, by which time I've forgotten most of what I've watched in January. However, since I've caught it so uniquely early this year, I guess I'll start my list.

+ = Theatre Viewing (89 total)

* = Repeat Viewing (56 total)

Click on title for IMDb page link.

Click on year and director for A&F page link.

Recap of 2012 - 143 films watched (nearly 100 by the end of June, then a dramatic drop off). Only 23 films from 2012. 89 films seen in theatres. 56 repeat viewings (theatre and TV). 87 first time exposures.

January

01 - Rubber - (2010 - Quentin Dupieux) a dubious start if ever there was one. 25stars.gif

01 - In Cold Blood* - (1967 - Richard Brooks) 40stars.gif

01 - The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season 1 - (2010) 25stars.gif

02 - Mars Needs Moms - (2011 - Simon Wells) 20stars.gif

07 - +Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - (2011 - Tomas Alfredson) 45stars.gif

07 - +Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - (2011 - Brad Bird) 40stars.gif

07 - +Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - (2011 - Guy Ritchie) 35stars.gif

07 - A Christmas Carol - (2009 - Robert Zemeckis) 25stars.gif

11 - +The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - (2011 - David Fincher) 30stars.gif

14 - Black Death - (2010 - Christopher Smith) 30stars.gif

14 - +A Dangerous Method - (2011 - David Cronenberg) 25stars.gif

14 - Buck - (2011 - Cindy Meehl) 30stars.gif

15 - To Sir, with Love* - (1967 - James Clavell) 35stars.gif

15 - The Proposition - (2005 - John Hillcoat) 35stars.gif

20 - +A Separation - (2011 - Asghar Farhadi) 50stars.gif Best film of 2011. Stunning!

21 - +Haywire - (2012 - Steven Soderbergh) 40stars.gif

21 - +The Artist - (2011 - Michel Hazanavicius) 30stars.gif

21 - +War Horse - (2011 - Steven Spielberg) 40stars.gif

28 - The Sting* - (1973 - George Roy Hill) 50stars.gif

29 - Rocky* - (1976 _ John G. Avildsen) 45stars.gif

February

03 - +Melancholia* - (2011 - Lars Von Trier) 50stars.gif

03 - +Take Shelter - (2011 - Jeff Nichols) 45stars.gif

05 - Grizzly Man* - (2005 - Werner Herzog) 35stars.gif

05 - The Lavender Hill Mob* - (1951 - Charles Crichton) 35stars.gif

05 - The Ladykillers* - (1955 - Alexander Mackendrick) 40stars.gif <---- Links to A&amp;F thread of Coen Bros. version, which includes some discussion of the original.

10 - +You Were Never Lovelier - (1942 - William A. Seiter) 25stars.gif

10 - +Cover Girl - (1944 - Charles Vidor) 25stars.gif

11 - Judgment at Nuremberg - (1961 - Stanley Kramer) 50stars.gif

12 - +Punch-Drunk Love* - (2002 - Paul Thomas Anderson) 40stars.gif

12 - +Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind* - (2004 - Michel Gondry) 50stars.gif

17 - +Bullhead - (2011 - Michael R. Roskam) 40stars.gif

19 - The Day of the Jackal* - (1973 - Fred Zinneman) 40stars.gif

19 - +The Far Country - (1954 - Anthony Mann) 35stars.gif

19 - +Red River* - (1948 - Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson) 45stars.gif

23 - Amadeus* - (1984 - Milos Forman) 40stars.gif

24 - +Foreign Correspondent - (1940 - Alfred Hitchcock) 35stars.gif <----Links to "Favorite Hitchcocks" thread.

24 - +Journey into Fear - (1943 - Norman Foster) 30stars.gif <---- Links to "Orson Welles" thread.

25 - The Maltese Falcon* - (1941 - John Huston) 50stars.gif

25 - The Bridge on the River Kwai* - (1957 - David Lean) 50stars.gif

25 - The Appaloosa* - (1966 - Sidney J. Furie) 35stars.gif

26 - The Stunt Man* - (1980 - Richard Rush) 30stars.gif

March

03 - Hobo with a Shotgun - (2011 - Jason Eisener) 15stars.gif

03 - +OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies - (2006 - Michel Hazanavicius) 45stars.gif

03 - +OSS 117: Lost in Rio - (2009 - Michel Hazanavicius) 40stars.gif

08 - +Let the Bullets Fly - (2010 - Wen Jiang) 25stars.gif

09 - +Breakfast at Tiffany's* - (1961 - Blake Edwards) 35stars.gif

11 - +The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly* - (1966 - Sergio Leone) 45stars.gif

16 - +Anatomy of a Murder* - (1959 - Otto Preminger) 45stars.gif

17 - +if....* - (1968 - Lindsay Anderson) 40stars.gif

17 - +Evilenko - (2004 - David Grieco) 05stars.gif <----- Run away from this horrible production, and seek out Citizen X instead.

18 - Capote - (2005 -Bennett Miller) 45stars.gif

24 - +Sunset Blvd.* - (1950 - Billy Wilder) 50stars.gif

24 - +Mulholland Dr.* - (2001 - David Lynch) 50stars.gif

31 - +El Topo - (1970 - Alexandro Jodorowsky) 40stars.gif

31 - Lenny - (1974 - Bob Fosse) 35stars.gif

April

01 - +The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - (2011 - Steven Spielberg) 35stars.gif

01 - +Hugo* - (2011 - Martin Scorcese) 40stars.gif

06 - +Damsels in Distress - (2011 - Whit Stillman) 35stars.gif verging on 40stars.gif

07 - +The Raid: Redemption - (2011 - Gareth Evans) - 50stars.gif (action) 10stars.gif (story/character development) 25stars.gif (overall rating)

07 - +To Catch a Thief* - (1955 - Alfred Hitchcock) 35stars.gif

07 - +Hudson Hawk - (1991 - Michael Lehmann) 25stars.gif

08 - All the Pretty Horses* - (2000 - Billy Bob Thornton) 45stars.gif

08 - Rear Window* - (1954 - Alfred Hitchcock) 50stars.gif

13 - +The Princess Bride* - (1987 - Rob Reiner) 35stars.gif

17 - +World on a Wire - (1973 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 40stars.gif

20 - +Barcelona* - (1994 - Whit Stillman) - 40stars.gif

20 - +The Last Days of Disco*- (1998 - Whit Stillman) 35stars.gif

22 - +John Carter - (2012 - Andrew Stanton) 40stars.gif

26 - +The Three Stooges - (2012 -The Farrelly Brothers) 25stars.gif

27 - +Le Havre - (2011 - Aki Kaurismaki) 40stars.gif

27 - +La Vie de Boheme - (1992 - Aki Kaurismaki) 45stars.gif

29 - The Outlaw Josey Wales* - (1976 - Clint Eastwood) 45stars.gif

May

05 - +Seconds* - (1966 - John Frankenheimer) 45stars.gif

05 - +Face/Off* - (1997 - John Woo)40stars.gif

12 - +1900 - (1976 - Bernardo Bertolucci) 20stars.gif

19 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?* - (2000 - Joel and Ethan Coen) 45stars.gif

20 - +I Vitelloni - (1953 - Federico Fellini) 35stars.gif

20 - +American Graffiti* - (1973 - George Lucas) 40stars.gif

22 - Tin Cup* - (1996 - Ron Shelton) 40stars.gif

23 - Hot Fuzz - (2007 - Edgar Wright) 35stars.gif

25 - +Eraserhead* - (1977 - David Lynch) 45stars.gif

25 - +The Elephant Man* - (1980 - David Lynch) 40stars.gif

27 - +Blue Velvet* - (1986 - David Lynch) 40stars.gif

27 - +The Straight Story - (1999 - David Lynch) 50stars.gif

June

02 - +Inland Empire - (2006 - David Lynch) ?????... 50stars.gif (Laura Dern)... 50stars.gif (audaciousness)... 20stars.gif (story)... 45stars.gif (Sound design - soundtrack).... overall.... ?????

04 - Inside Man - (2006 - Spike Lee) 30stars.gif

08 - +The Graduate* - (1967 - Mike Nichols) - 45stars.gif

08 - +The Producers* - (1968 - Mel Brooks)<--- Links to 2005 remake forum 40stars.gif

10 - +Prometheus - (2012 -Ridley Scott) 20stars.gif

17 - +The Avengers - (2012 - Joss Whedon) 35stars.gif

23 - +The Mill and the Cross - (2011 - Lech Majewski) 40stars.gif

23 - +The Draughtsman's Contract - (1982 - Peter Greenaway) 35stars.gif

25 - +L.A. Confidential* - (1997 - Curtis Hanson) 50stars.gif

25 - +Devil in a Blue Dress - (1995 - Carl Franklin) 40stars.gif

30 - Game of Thrones: Season One - (2011 - Various Directors) 45stars.gif

July

05 - Captain America: The First Avenger - (2011 - Joe Johnston) 25stars.gif

06 - +The Battle of Algiers - (1966 - Gillo Pontecorvo) 50stars.gif

06 - +Pepe le Moko - (1937 - Julian Duvivier) 40stars.gif

08 - +Duck, You Sucker - (1971 - Sergio Leone) 40stars.gif

14 - +The Avengers* - (2012 - Joss Whedon) 40stars.gif (Took my step-son this time. I liked it better on this viewing, so bumped it up 1/2 a star.)

29 - Intruders - (2011 - Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) 30stars.gif

31 - Once Upon a Time in America* - (1984 - Sergio Leone) 45stars.gif

31 - The Godfather* - (1972 - Francis Ford Coppola) 45stars.gif

31- The Godfather: Part II* - (1974 - Francis Ford Coppola) 50stars.gif

August

01 - The Godfather: Part III* - (1990 - Francis Ford Coppola) 30stars.gif

03 - Batman Begins* - (2005 - Christopher Nolan) 40stars.gif

03 - The Dark Knight* - (2008 - Christopher Nolan) - 50stars.gif

04 - Black Hawk Down* - (2001 - Ridley Scott) 40stars.gif

04 - +The Dark Knight Rises - (2012 - Christopher Nolan) 45stars.gif

10 - El Dorado* - (1966 - Howard Hawks) 35stars.gif

11 - Rio Bravo* - (1959 - Howard Hawks) 45stars.gif

11 - +The Bourne Legacy - (2012 - Tony Gilroy) 25stars.gif

19 - Wyatt Earp* - (1994 - Lawrence Kasdan) 20stars.gif

19 - Tombstone* - (1993 - George P. Cosmatos) 35stars.gif

31 - One-Eyed Jacks* - (1961 - Marlon Brando) 45stars.gif

September

01 - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance* - (1962 - John Ford) 50stars.gif

01 - +Fast Times at Ridgemont High* - (1982 - Amy Heckerling) 30stars.gif

01 - +Our Idiot Brother - (2011 - Jesse Peretz) - 30stars.gif

02 - +The Big Lebowski* - (1998 - Joel and Ethan Coen) - 50stars.gif

23 - +The Master - (2012 - Paul Thomas Anderson) - 30stars.gif <---- This may change after another viewing or two, but right now this is where my initial feelings stand.

23 - +End of Watch - (2012 - David Ayer) 30stars.gif

29 - 21 Jump Street - (2012 - Phil Lord, Chris Miller) 30stars.gif

30 - +Looper - (2012 - Rian Johnson) 50stars.gif

October

04 - +Lawrence of Arabia* - (1962 - David Lean) 50stars.gif

13 - +Sinister - (2012 - Scott Derrickson) 35stars.gif

13 - +Argo - (2012 - Ben Affleck) 40stars.gif

19 - +The First Time - (2012 - Jonathan Kasdan) 25stars.gif

21 - +Seven Psychopaths - (2012 - Martin McDonagh) 40stars.gif

November

10 - Two Mules for Sister Sara* - (1970 - Don Siegel) 25stars.gif

10 - +Hitchcock - (2012 - Sacha Gervasi) 35stars.gif

10 - +Psycho* - (1960 - Alfred Hitchcock) 50stars.gif

11 - Band of Brothers* - ( 2001 - Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mark Saloman, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Frankel, Tony To) 50stars.gif

17 - +Flight - (2012 - Robert Zemeckis) 20stars.gif

17 - +Lincoln - (2012 - Steven Spielberg) 45stars.gif

17 - +Skyfall - (2012 - Sam Mendes) 35stars.gif

December

15 - A Christmas Carol* - (1984 - Clive Donner) 40stars.gif

16 - A Christmas Carol - (1999 - David Hugh Jones) 20stars.gif

22 - Four Christmases - (2008 - Seth Gordon) 15stars.gif

23 - Christmas with the Kranks - (2004 - Joe Roth) 00stars.gif

29 - +Jack Reacher - (2012 - Christopher McQuarrie) 35stars.gif

29 - +Django Unchained - (2012 - Quentin Tarantino) 50stars.gif

30 - +Les Miserables - (2012 - Tom Hooper) 25stars.gif

30 - +The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - (2012 - Peter Jackson) 40stars.gif

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* = first time viewing

Italics and Bold = theatre viewing

February

- The Grey* (2012 - Joe Carnahan)

- Real Steal* (2011 - Shawn Levy)

- The Artist* (2011 - Michel Hazanavicius)

- Buck* (2011 - Cindy Meehl)

- Pina* (2011 - Wim Wenders)

- La jetée (1962 - Chris Marker)

- Take Shelter* (2011 - Jeff Nichols)

- Safe House* (2012 - Daniel Espinosa)

- The Red Shoes (1948 - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

- The Secret World of Arrietty* (2010 - Hiromasa Yonebayashi)

- Three Colors: Blue (1993 - Krzysztof Kieslowski)

- Insidious* (2010 - James Wan)

- Bad Teacher* (2011 - Jake Kasdan)

- Warrior* (2011 - Gavin O'Connor)

- 21 Jump Street* (2012 - Phil Lord, Chris Miller)

January

- Kuroneko* (1968 - Kaneto Shindo)

- Make Way for Tomorrow* (1937 - Leo McCarey)

- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy* (2011 - Tomas Alfredson)

- Let the Right One In (2007 - Tomas Alfredson)

- Moneyball* (2011 - Bennett Miller)

- Tabloid* (2011 - Errol Morris)

- Sunset Blvd. (1950 - Billy Wilder)

- Chinatown (1974 - Roman Polanski)

- Dolphin Tale* (2011 - Charles Martin Smith)

- Cowboys & Aliens* (2011 - Jon Favreau)

- The Ides of March* (2011 - George Clooney)

- The Brothers Bloom* (2008 - Rian Johnson)

- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol* (2011 - Brad Bird)

- Bill Cunningham New York* (2010 - Richard Press)

- Haywire* - (2011 - Steven Soderbergh)

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January 2012 (17 films):

* = first viewing.

Italics = cinema viewing.

Brazil* (Very late 2011 viewing) 50stars.gif

Monty Python and the Meaning of Life* (Very late 2011 viewing) 20stars.gif

Somewhere* 40stars.gif

Beginners* 40stars.gif

Attack the Block* 30stars.gif

The Tree of Life 50stars.gif

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy* 30stars.gif

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows* 30stars.gif

In Time* 25stars.gif

Certified Copy* 40stars.gif

The Trip* 35stars.gif

The Life of Brian* 30stars.gif

Win Win 35stars.gif

The Fisher King* (Partial viewing – stopped after the first hour). 20stars.gif

In the City of Sylvia* 35stars.gif

The Mill & The Cross* 30stars.gif

Midnight in Paris* 35stars.gif

The Fifth Element* 30stars.gif

12 Monkeys* 30stars.gif

February 2012 (13 films):

Lost in Translation 50stars.gif

Le Havre* 30stars.gif

The Gold Rush* 50stars.gif

Let the Right One In* 35stars.gif

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 20stars.gif

14 - Restless* 20stars.gif

17 - Pina* 40stars.gif

18 - Secret World of Arriety* 35stars.gif

21 - Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 25stars.gif

22 - Three Colors: Blue 40stars.gif

25 - Moneyball* 40stars.gif

26 - La Dolce Vita* 50stars.gif

27 - Three Colors: White* 50stars.gif

March 2012 (10 films):

1 - The Godfather* 45stars.gif

10 - John Carter* 40stars.gif

11 - Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 30stars.gif

13 - A Separation* 50stars.gif

14 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou* 35stars.gif (I wouldn't consider this rating in any way final).

20 - Martha Marcy May Marlene* 30stars.gif

25 - Alphaville* (I have no idea how many stars I'd give this crazy experiment)

26 - The Hunger Games* 25stars.gif

30 - The Muppets* 30stars.gif

TV: Game of Thrones: Season 1* 45stars.gif

April 2012 (6 films):

7 - Annie Hall* 35stars.gif

8 - Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh) 20stars.gif

13 - Thirteen Days 25stars.gif

20 - Hoosiers 20stars.gif

25 - Brother's Bloom* 25stars.gif

29 - Drive* 30stars.gif (extremely well made, but I sort of hated it by the end).

May 2012 (10 films):

1 - The Truman Show 45stars.gif

2 - The Return of Martin Guerre* 30stars.gif

3 - The Kid with a Bike* 35stars.gif (really, though, assigning a rating to a Dardenne film after only one viewing = tsk tsk).

9 - The Avengers* 30stars.gif

12 - We Need to Talk About Kevin* 40stars.gif

22 - Corialanus* 35stars.gif

23 - Primer 30stars.gif

23 - The Darjeeling Limited* 25stars.gif

25 - Wonder Boys* 25stars.gif (not bad, but not exactly the novel either).

27 - One Day* 25stars.gif (partial viewing - missed good portion of the second act due to a raging headache).

Didn't finish - Brick.

June 2012 (14 films):

5 - Picnic at Hanging Rock* 35stars.gif

6 - Alien 50stars.gif

9 - Prometheus* 30stars.gif

10 - Magnolia* 45stars.gif

15 - Submarine* 45stars.gif

17 - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended) 35stars.gif

18 - Synecdoche, New York* 40stars.gif

20 - Toy Story 3 30stars.gif

22 - Old Joy* 35stars.gif

23 - Brave* 40stars.gif

23 - Unbreakable (Shyamalan) 30stars.gif

25 - Turn Me On, Dammit!* 25stars.gif

27 - Moonrise Kingdom* 50stars.gif (favorite Wes Anderson film to date? Check. Favorite film of the year? Check.)

29 - Being John Malkovich* 30stars.gif

30 - John Carter 40stars.gif

HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR STATUS REPORT:

70 films total.

56 new films.

9 Five Star films.

24 films seen at the theater

July 2012 (18 films):

2 - Fargo* 50stars.gif

4 - Sound of Noise* 25stars.gif

5 - There Will Be Blood 50stars.gif

6 - Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist* 20stars.gif

8 - The Squid and the Whale* 40stars.gif

9 - Moonrise Kingdom 50stars.gif (second viewing)

10 - Margaret* 50stars.gif (theatrical)

11 - Rushmore* 40stars.gif

14 - Garden State* 30stars.gif

15 - Dark Shadows* 20stars.gif

16 - Hellboy 40stars.gif

24 - The Straight Story* 35stars.gif

26 - The Friends of Eddie Coyle* 25stars.gif

26 - Farewell, My Lovely (1975) 40stars.gif (both films as part of the 9TH Annual Festival of Film Noir at Guild Cinema).

27 - The Dark Knight 35stars.gif

28 - The Dark Knight Rises* 40stars.gif

30 - Temple Grandin* 40stars.gif

31 - The Pirates! Band of Misfits* 30stars.gif

August 2012 (17 films):

4 - Twin Peaks: Pilot*

5 - Young Adult* 35stars.gif (Jason Reitman)

7 - Beasts of the Southern Wild* 45stars.gif

8 - No Country for Old Men 50stars.gif (Coen brothers)

11 - Prometheus 30stars.gif (second viewing, Ridley Scott).

12 - The Bourne Legacy* 20stars.gif

16 - Rashomon* 40stars.gif

16 - Star Wars: A New Hope 50stars.gif (George Lucas)

19 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 35stars.gif

19 - The Shining* 30stars.gif (Stanley Kubrick)

20 - ParaNorman* 30stars.gif

20 - Me, You and Everyone We Know* 40stars.gif (Miranda July)

22 - Moon* 40stars.gif (Duncan Jones)

25 - Hell Boy II: The Golden Army 30stars.gif (Guillermo del Toro)

26 - Greenberg* 40stars.gif

28 - Monsieur Lazhar* 40stars.gif

30 - High Noon* 35stars.gif

September 2012 - 20 films:

The Bourne Identity 4.0./5 (Doug Liman)

1 - A.I. Artificial Intelligence 35stars.gif (Steven Spielberg)

1 - Sin City* 35stars.gif (Robert Rodriguez)

3 - The Maltese Falcon* 35stars.gif

5 - Adaptation* 40stars.gif (Spike Jonze)

6 - Doctor Zhivago* 30stars.gif (David Lean)

7 - The Terminator* 25stars.gif (James Cameron)

8 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind* 45stars.gif (Michel Gondry)

14 - Chinatown* 45stars.gif (Roman Polanski)

14 - Hope Springs 30stars.gif

15 - Pina 35stars.gif (second viewing, Wim Wenders).

16 - Vertigo* 30stars.gif (Alfred Hitchcock)

17 - Juno 40stars.gif (Jason Reitman)

20 - Bridge Over the River Kwai* 50stars.gif (David Lean)

22 - The Master* 40stars.gif (Paul Thomas Anderson)

24 - The Thin Red Line 40stars.gif (Terrence Malick)

26 - Three Colors: White 35stars.gif

27 - Looper* 40stars.gif

28 - The Royal Tenenbaums 40stars.gif

30 - L.A. Confidential* 30stars.gif

October 2012 - 15 films:

3 - E.T. 40stars.gif (Steven Spielberg, 1982)

4 - Lawrence of Arabia 35stars.gif (David Lean, 1962)

9 - The Avengers (second theatrical viewing) 35stars.gif (Joss Whedon, 2012)

10 - The Fountain 20stars.gif (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)

11 - Jeff, Who Lives at Home* 40stars.gif (Duplass brothers, 2011)

11 - Haywire* 30stars.gif (Steven Soderbergh, 2011).

12 - Aliens 25stars.gif (James Cameron, 1986)

13 - Monsters* 40stars.gif (Gareth Edwards, 2010).

14 - Argo* 30stars.gif (Ben Affleck, 2012).

23 - Shaun of the Dead* 35stars.gif (Edgar Wright, 2004).

26 - 28 Days Later* 35stars.gif (Danny Boyle, 2002).

27 - Cloud Atlas* 30stars.gif (Tom Tykwer, the Wachowski's, 2012).

29 - The Thing* 20stars.gif (John Carpenter, 1982) - attempted viewing. Didn't finish.

30 - Hello, I Must Be Going 40stars.gif (Todd Louiso, 2012).

30 - Blade Runner: The Final Cut 40stars.gif (Ridley Scott, 1982/2007).

November 2012 (9 films):

2 - The Big Lebowski* 45stars.gif (The Coen Brothers, 1998).

3 - Pulp Fiction* 45stars.gif (Tarantino, 1994).

5 - V for Vendetta 40stars.gif (James McTeigue, 2006).

9 - Skyfall* 40stars.gif

10 - The 40 Year Old Virgin* 35stars.gif

15 - Sunshine* 40stars.gif (Danny Boyle, 2007).

16 - Raising Arizona* 30stars.gif (The Coen Brothers,1987).

20 - Away We Go* 40stars.gif (Sam Mendes, 2009).

29 - Finding Nemo 3D* 40stars.gif (Stanton, 2003).

December 2012 (19 films):

Forgetting Sarah Marshall* 25stars.gif

The Hangover 25stars.gif

6 - Life of Pi* 25stars.gif (Ang Lee, 2012).

9 - Pitch Black* (attempted viewing) 10stars.gif

9 - La Jetée* 50stars.gif

10 - Die Hard 30stars.gif

11 - Brazil 50stars.gif (Gilliam, 1985).

12 - The Skin I Live In (Almodóvar, 2011).

13 - The Hobbit* 35stars.gif (Peter Jackson, 2012 - HFR 3D).

14 - La Jetée 50stars.gif (sci-fi movie night)

14 - Primer (Shane Carruth, 2004) 40stars.gif

17 - Lincoln* 40stars.gif (Spielberg, 2012).

18 - Anna Karenina* 45stars.gif (Joe Wright, 2012).

19 - The Hobbit (repeat viewing) 35stars.gif (Peter Jackson, 2012 - HFR 3D).

22 - Pan's Labyrinth* 45stars.gif (Guillermo del Toro).

24 - Sleepwalk with Me* 40stars.gif

26 - Les Miserables* 20stars.gif (Tom Hooper, 2012).

28 - Fahrenheit 451 30stars.gif (Francois Truffaut, 1966).

29 - Holy Motors* 50stars.gif (Leos Carax, 2012)

END OF YEAR REVIEW:

In 2012, I watched 168 films. 114 of those films were new films (i.e. films I hadn't seen before). That's about 68%.

About 34% (57/168) of the films I saw were in the theater.

I gave 17 films I saw this year 5.0/5. This comes out to 10%, but the number is significantly inflated because nearly all of the movies I rewatched in 2012 were films I gave 5.0/5 to.

Edited by Timothy Zila

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* = repeat viewing

Italics and Bold = theater viewing

January

- Empire Records (1995) - Allan Moyle - 3/5

- *The Milky Way (1969) - Luis Buñuel - 4/5

- The Next Three Days (2010) - Paul Haggis - 2/5

- Downton Abbey - Season One (2010) - Julian Fellowes - 4/5

- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - Tomas Alfredson - 4/5

- Moneyball (2011) - Bennett Miller - 3/5

- Fantasia 2000 (1999) - Roy E. Disney - 4/5

- In the City of Sylvia (2007) - José Luis Guerín - 5/5

- In a Better World (2010) - Susanne Bier - 5/5

- Lucky Life (2010) - Lee Isaac Chung - 5/5

- *Awakenings (1990) - Penny Marshall - 4/5

- Film Socialisme (2010) - Jean-Luc Godard - 3/5

- Agora (2009) - Alejandro Amenabar - 0/5

- Nowhere Boy (2009) - Sam Taylor-Wood - 3/5

- Tetro (2009) - Francis Ford Coppola - 3/5

- My Week With Marilyn (2011) - Simon Curtis - 3/5

- The Mill and the Cross (2011) - Lech Majewski - 5/5

February

- Midnight in Paris (2011) - Woody Allen - 4/5

- Drive (2011) - Nicolas Winding Refn - 3/5

- Mysteries of Lisbon (2010) - Raoul Ruiz - 3/5

- Friday Night Lights: Season One (2006) - Peter Berg - 4/5

- A Dangerous Method (2011) - David Cronenberg - 2/5

- Code Unknown (2000) - Michael Haneke - 4/5

- Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) - Eli Craig - 3/5

- OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) - Michael Hazanavicius - 3/5

- Gomorrah (2008) - Matteo Garrone - 2/5

- Hadewijch (2009) - Bruno Dumont - 4/5

- Man of La Mancha (1973) - Arthur Hiller - 3/5

- Sansho the Bailiff (1954) - Kenji Mizoguchi - 5/5

- Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) - Woody Allen - 4/5

- George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) - Martin Scorsese - 3/5

- The Interrupters (2011) - Steve James - 3/5

- *Stone of Destiny (2008) - Charles Martin Smith - 4/5

- Lourdes (2009) - Jessica Hausner - 3/5

- 50/50 (2011) - Jonathan Levine - 3/5

- Forbidden Games (1952) - Rene Clement - 5/5

- The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) - Hiromasa Yonebayashi - 3/5

- The Ghost Writer (2010) - Roman Polanski - 3/5

- Take Shelter (2011) - Jeff Nichols - 4/5

- The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - Krzystof Kieslowski - 5/5

- The Browning Version (1951) - Anthony Asquith - 4/5

March

- *Richard III (1995) - Richard Loncraine - 4/5

- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) - Brad Bird - 3/5

- The Molly Maguires (1970) - Martin Ritt - 2/5

- Restless (2011) - Gus Van Sant - 2/5

- *Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) - Werner Herzog - 3/5

- Downton Abbey: Season Two (2011) - Julian Fellowes - 4/5

- Friday Light Nights: Season Two (2007) - Peter Berg - 3/5

- Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) - Mike Leigh - 2/5

- The Babe (1992) - Arthur Hiller - 3/5

- Mansfield Park (1999) - Patricia Rozema - 2/5

- Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - Hayao Miyazaki - 3/5

- *Ponette (1996) - Jacques Doillon - 5/5

- *Fiddler on the Roof (1971) - Norman Jewison - 5/5

- Game Change (2012) - Jay Roach - 3/5

- Friday Night Lights: Season Three (2008) - Peter Berg - 4/5

- Breathless (1960) - Jean-Luc Godard - 3/5

- Nicholas Nickleby (2002) - Douglas McGrath - 3/5

- Lady Jane (1986) - Trevor Nunn - 3/5

- The Beautiful Country (2004) - Hans Petter Moland - 4/5

- Win Win (2011) - Thomas McCarthy - 3/5

- Friday Night Lights: Season Four (2009) - Peter Berg - 4/5

- Friday Night Lights: Season Five (2010) - Peter Berg - 4/5

- Nostalgia for the Light (2010) - Patricio Guzman - 3/5

April

- *All the President's Men (1976) - Alan J. Pakula - 3/5

- *The Patriot (2000) - Roland Emmerich - 4/5

- The Swell Season (2011) - Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins &amp; Carlo Mirabella-Davis - 3/5

- A Separation (2011) - Asghar Farhadi - 5/5

- The Gathering Storm (2002) - Richard Loncraine - 4/5

- *Troy (2004) - Wolfgang Petersen - 4/5

- Into the Storm (2009) - Thaddeus O'Sullivan - 4/5

- Three Colors: Blue (1993) - Krzysztof Kieslowski - 5/5

- The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Drew Goddard - 4/5

- *Cromwell (1970) - Ken Hughes - 5/5

May

- The Avengers (2012) - Joss Whedon - 3/5

- Tyrannosaur (2011) - Paddy Considine - 4/5

- Brideshead Revisited (2008) - Julian Jarrold - 3/5

- *Ivan's Childhood (1962) - Andrei Tarkovsky - 5/5

- *The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) - Victor Erice - 5/5

- The Last Days of Disco (1998) - Whit Stillman - 4/5

- Solaris (2002) - Steven Soderbergh - 3/5

- Oliver Twist (2005) - Roman Polanski - 4/5

- *Camelot (1967) - Joshua Logan - 4/5

- *The Decalogue: Episode I (1989) - Krzysztof Kieślowski - 5/5

- Hemingway &amp; Gellhorn (2012) - Philip Kaufman - 4/5

- Coriolanus (2011) - Ralph Fiennes - 4/5

June

- *The Pacific (2012) - Miniseries by Steven Spielberg &amp; Tom Hanks - 5/5

- *The Decalogue: Episode II (1989) - Krzysztof Kieślowski - 5/5

- Prometheus (2012) - Ridley Scott - 3/5

- Machine Gun Preacher (2011) - Marc Forster - 4/5

- *The Decalogue: Episode III (1989) - Krzysztof Kieślowski - 5/5

- Brave (2012) - Mark Andrews &amp; Brenda Chapman - 4/5

July

- Faraway, So Close! (1993) - Wim Wenders - 4/5

- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Wes Anderson - 5/5

- *The Dark Knight (2008) - Christopher Nolan - 4/5

- The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - Christopher Nolan - 4/5

- *Cinderella Man (2005) - Ron Howard - 5/5

- Margaret (2011) - Kenneth Lonergan - 4/5

- *Mirror (1975) - Andrei Tarkovsky - 5/5

August

- *Hugo (2011) - Martin Scorsese - 4/5

- *Paris, Texas (1984) - Wim Wenders - 5/5

- The Artist (2011) - Michel Hazanavicius - 3/5

- The Arbor (2010) - Clio Barnard - 3/5

- *A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) - Michael Hoffman - 5/5

- *The New World (2005) - Terrence Malick - 5/5

- *In the City of Sylvia (2007) - Jose Luis Guerin - 5/5

- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - Benh Zeitlin - 4/5

September

- Lawless (2012) - John Hillcoat - 4/5

- *In Bruges (2008) - Martin McDonagh - 4/5

- *Take Shelter (2011) - Jeff Nichols - 5/5

- *Mon Oncle (1958) - Jacques Tati - 4/5

- Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008) - Peter Greenaway - 3/5

- The Master (2012) - Paul Thomas Anderson - 4/5

- *Midnight in Paris (2011) - Woody Allen - 4/5

- Looper (2012) - Rian Johnson - 4/5

October

- Seven Psychopaths (2012) - Martin McDonagh - 4/5

- Le Havre (2011) - Aki Kaurismäki - 4/5

- Metropolitan (1990) - Whit Stillman - 5/5

- Damsels in Distress (2011) - Whit Stillman - 4/5

- Barcelona (1994) - Whit Stillman - 5/5

November

- Our Idiot Brother (2011) - Jesse Peretz - 2/5

- Nights and Weekends (2008) - Greta Gerwig & Joe Swanberg - 2/5

- Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - Colin Trevorrow - 3/5

- Stella Days (2011) - Thaddeus O'Sullivan - 3/5

- Skyfall (2012) - Sam Mendes - 3/5

- In the Name of the Father (1993) - Jim Sheridan - 5/5

- Lincoln (2012) - Steven Spielberg - 5/5

December

- The Triplets of Belleville (2003) - Sylvain Chomet - 4/5

- Holy Motors (2012) - Leo Carax - 4/5

- Ruby Sparks (2012) - Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris - 5/5

- Keyhole (2011) - Guy Maddin - 3/5

- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - Peter Jackson - 3/5

- Flipped (2010) - Rob Reiner - 3/5

- Django Unchained (2012) - Quentin Tarantino - 3/5

- ParaNorman (2012) - Chris Butler & Sam Fell - 2/5

- The Loneliest Planet (2011) - Julia Loktev - 4/5

Edited by J.A.A. Purves

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Here's my list of 2012 movies. Italicized titles indicate films I've seen before.

January

1/1 - War Horse

1/2 - Tuesday After Christmas

1/2 - Weekend

1/2 - Poetry

1/2 - Amadeus

1/3 - The Iron Giant

1/8 - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

1/8 - The Tree of Life

1/9 - Three Colors: Blue

1/11 - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

1/13 - Lost in Translation

1/14 - The Gold Rush

1/19 - Ivan's Childhood

1/24 - Spirited Away

1/29 - Andrei Rublev

February

2/1 - The Steamroller and the Violin

2/4 - Solaris

2/10 - The Mirror

2/11 - A Separation

2/14 - Amelie

2/18 - Stalker

2/25 - Voyage in Time

2/25 - No Country for Old Men

2/25 - Stalker

2/26 - Ace in the Hole

March

3/3 - Nostalghia

3/3 - Tiny Furniture

3/20 - The Sacrifice

3/23 - The Hunger Games

3/29 - Nostalgia for the Light

April

4/1 - Blade Runner: Director's Cut

4/1 - World on a Wire

4/6 - Metropolitan

4/7 - Barcelona

4/13 - Keyhole

4/14 - Hold That Ghost

4/16 - The Last Days of Disco

4/17 - Death Race 2000

4/17 - Blood Bath (1966)

4/19 - Rear Window

4/20 - Batman Begins

4/24 - Rear Window

4/27 - The Dark Knight

4/29 - Damsels in Distress

May

4 - The Avengers

7 - Dark Shadows

15 - The Godfather

18 - The Darjeeling Limited

20 - Fantastic Mr. Fox

23 - Moonrise Kingdom

24 - The Avengers

29 - Secret Sunshine

30 - Alien

June

5 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

8 - Prometheus

13 - Citizen Kane

14 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

16 - Haywire

18 - Take Shelter

22 - Brave

23 - Aliens

27 - The Searchers

28 - The Princess Bride

29 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

July

2 - The Amazing Spider-Man

4 - The Adventures of Tintin

5 - Jurassic Park

7 - Beasts of the Southern Wild

8 - Moonrise Kingdom

19 - Ghostbusters

20 - The Dark Knight Rises

August

14 - Gladiator

18 - Hands of the Ripper

18 - Blow-Up

19 - The Prestige

25 - Wish Me Away

September

14 - Under African Skies

21 - The Master

October

5 - The Master

10 - Nosferatu

November

1 - All the President's Men

9 - Cloud Atlas

10 - Shut Up and Play the Hits

14 - The General

16 - Bernie

24 - Life of Pi

24 - Skyfall

26 - Lincoln

December

1 - The Wrong Man

7 - Les Miserables

2 - The Deep Blue Sea

8 - Defiant Requiem

10 - The Hobbit

12 - The Mirror

13 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi

15 - The Kid with a Bike

15 - Holy Motors

16 - Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

16 - The Grey

17 - The Dark Knight Rises

18 - Les Miserables

21 - Sleepwalk with Me

21 - Attenberg

22 - Tabu

Edited by andrew_b_welch

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