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Happy film viewing in 2014!


2013 film journals are found here. Links go back to 2003.


Many of us are also using Letterboxd. You can find my Letterboxd diary here.


Theatrical viewing.

/Repeat viewing/.

S – short film.




02/01 /JOHN CARTER (OF MARS)/ (Andrew Stanton, 2012)

10/01 INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013)

11/01 /THE GRANDMASTER (YI DAI ZONG SHI)/ (Wong Kar-wai, 2013)

11/01 DRUG WAR (DU ZHAN) (Johnnie To, 2013)

18/01 THE ACT OF KILLING (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)

20/01 /MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (Человек с киноаппаратом)/ (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

23/01 PANDORA'S BOX (DIE BÜCHES DER PANDORA) (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929)

28/01 /PANDORA'S BOX (DIE BÜCHES DER PANDORA)/ (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929)

31/01 PAIN & GAIN (Michael Bay, 2013)




01/02 PARIS, TEXAS (Wim Wenders, 1984)

03/02 /THE GOLD RUSH/ (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)


07/02 L'ATALANTE (Jean Vigo, 1934)

08/02 /A SERIOUS MAN/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2009)

09/02 ZÉRO DE CONDUITE (Jean Vigo, 1932)

09/02 HER (Spike Jonze, 2013)

11/02 /I WAS BORN, BUT... (大人の見る絵本 生れてはみたけれど)/ (Ozu Yasujirō, 1932)

17/02 SHANGHAI EXPRESS (Josef Von Sternberg, 1932)

18/02 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Preston Sturges, 1941)

22/02 THE LONE RANGER (Gore Verbinski, 2013)

24/02 THE SCARLET EMPRESS (Josef Von Sternberg, 1934)

24/02 /THE SCARLET EMPRESS/ (Josef Von Sternberg, 1934)

25/02 PRISONERS (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)

27/02 /THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RÈGLE DU JEU)/ (Jean Renoir, 1939)

27/02 AU HASARD BALTHASAR (Robert Bresson, 1966)




03/03 PORT OF SHADOWS (LE QUAI DES BRUMES) (Marcel Carné, 1938)

04/03 ONLY YESTERDAY (OMOHIDE PORO PORO) (Takahata Isao, 1991)

06/03 /L'ATALANTE/ (Jean Vigo, 1934)

08/03 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Dan Scanlon, 2013)

12/03 /UN CHIEN ANDALOU/ (Luis Buñuel, 1928)

12/03 /ZÉRO DE CONDUITE/ (Jean Vigo, 1934)

13/03 VICTORY THROUGH AIR POWER (H. C. Potter, James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, et al, Walt Disney (prod.), 1943)

16/03 WHY WE FIGHT: PRELUDE TO WAR (Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak, 1942)

22/03 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson, 2014)

24/03 BIRTH (Jonathan Glazer, 2004)

25/03 /ROME OPEN CITY (ROMA, CITTA APERTA)/ (Roberto Rossellini, 1945)

28/03 SHOWGIRLS (Paul Verhoeven, 1995)

29/03 /THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY/ (Peter Jackson, 2012)

31/03 MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (John Ford, 1946)




01/04 NOAH (Darren Aronofsky, 2014)

03/04 THE KID (Charles Chaplin, 1921)

04/04 /THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL/ (Wes Anderson, 2014)

05/04 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2014)

11/04 NOW YOU SEE ME (Louis Leterrier, 2013)

16/04 THIS IS THE END (Seth Rogan & Evan Goldberg, 2013)

17/04 NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. I (Lars von Trier, 2014)

17/04 NYMPHOMANIAC: VOL. II (Lars von Trier, 2014)

18/04 CYCLO (Tran Anh Hung, 1995)

19/04 THE MIRACLE MAKER (Stanislav Sokolov & Derek Hayes, 2000)

23/04 STORIES WE TELL (Sarah Polley, 2012)





02/05 /PACIFIC RIM/ (Guillermo del Toro, 2013)

06/05 AZIZ ANSARI: BURIED ALIVE! (Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace, 2013)


12/05 /UPSTREAM COLOR/ (Shane Carruth, 2013)

15/05 JE T'AIME, JE T'AIME (Alain Resnais, 1968)

16/05 GODZILLA (Gareth Edwards, 2014)

17/05 IN A LONELY PLACE (Nicholas Ray, 1950)

25/05 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (Bryan Singer, 2014)

30/05 SHAME (Steve McQueen, 2011)





05/06 /SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (SANG SATTAWAT)/ (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)

10/06 /LA JETÉE/ (Chris Marker, 1962)

13/06 21 JUMP STREET (Phil Lord & Chris Miller, 2012)

18/06 /IVAN'S CHILDHOOD (IVANOVO DETSTOVO)/ (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962)

23/06 ANDREI RUBLEV (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)

24/06 ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO (Kevin Smith, 2008)




06/07 HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (John Ford, 1941)

07/07 /INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS/ (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

08/07 22 JUMP STREET (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014)

09/07 THE DANCE OF REALITY (LA DANZA DE LA REALIDAD) (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 2013)

10/07 PLANET OF THE APES (Franklin J. Shaffner, 1968)

12/07 TOP SECRET! (Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker, 1984)


22/07 THE IMMIGRANT (James Gray, 2013)

29/07 /NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN/ (Irvin Kerschner, 1983)

31/07 LIFE ITSELF (Steven James, 2014)

31/07 THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (Raoul Walsh, 1940)




01/08 SOMETHING IN THE AIR (APRÈS MAI) (Olivier Assayas, 2012)

02/08 /KILL BILL: VOL. 1/ (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)

04/08 RUSH (Ron Howard, 2013)

06/08 THE SACRIFICE (OFFRET) (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986)

07/08 /THE MUPPET MOVIE/ (James Frawley, 1979)

11/08 /MIRROR (ZERKALO)/ (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)

11/08 /THE FISHER KING/ (Terry Gilliam, 1991)

12/08 THE NAKED KISS (Sam Fuller, 1964)

13/08 ENEMY (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)

14/08 CHEF (Jon Favreau, 2014)

18/08 LATE SPRING (BANSHUN) (Ozu Yasujirō, 1949)

20/08 /HOOK/ (Steven Spielberg, 1991)

21/08 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (James Gunn, 2014)




01/09 EYES WITHOUT A FACE (LES YEUX SANS VISAGE) (Georges Franju, 1960)

05/09 CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (Oliver Assayas, TIFF 2014)


06/09 EDEN (Mia Hansen-Løve, TIFF 2014)

06/09 MANGLEHORN (David Gordon Green, TIFF 2014)

07/09 THE RIOT CLUB (Lone Scherfig, TIFF 2014)

12/09 A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME (Errol Morris, 1991)


17/09 /PACIFIC RIM/ (Guillermo del Toro, 2013)

18/09 /FOUR LIONS/ (Chris Morris, 2010)

19/09 /CHEF/ (Jon Favreau, 2014)

21/09 BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater, 2014)

24/09 /THE 400 BLOWS (LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS)/ (François Truffaut, 1959)




01/10 EDGE OF TOMORROW (Doug Liman, 2014)

05/10 NEIGHBORS (Nicholas Stoller, 2014)

06/10 /SUMMER HOURS (L'HEURE D'ÉTÉ)/ (Olivier Assayas, 2008)

07/10 GONE GIRL (David Fincher, 2014)

11/10 /THE WOLF OF WALL STREET/ (Martin Scorsese, 2013)

15/10 /VERTIGO/ (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

15/10 CARNIVAL OF SOULS (Herk Harvey, 1962)

16/10 ERASERHEAD (David Lynch, 1977)

17/10 FURY (David Ayer, 2014)

22/10 /L'AVVENTURA/ (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

26/10 /NEIGHBORS/ (Nicholas Stoller, 2014)

27/10 /SUMMER HOURS (L'HEURE D'ÉTÉ)/ (Olivier Assayas, 2008)

28/10 JOHN WICK (Chad Stahelski, 2014)

29/10 /HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR/ (Alain Resnais, 1959)

29/10 SINISTER (Scott Derrickson, 2012)




01/11 /THE ROOM/ (Tommy Wisseau, 2003)

05/11 /WOMAN IN THE DUNES (SUNA NO ONNA)/ (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)

05/11 ANTOINE ET COLETTE (François Truffaut, 1962)

06/11 INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan, 2014)

07/11 NIGHTCRAWLER (Dan Gilroy, 2014)

10/11 /SAVING PRIVATE RYAN/ (Steven Spielberg, 1998)

13/11 /THE ROCKETEER/ (Joe Johnston, 1991)


27/11 /MRS. DOUBTFIRE/ (Chris Columbus, 1993)




05/12 WHIPLASH (Damien Chazelle, 2014)

09/12 /SKYFALL/ (Sam Mendes, 2012)

21/12 /THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL/ (Brian Henson, 1992)

21/12 /THE PRESTIGE/ (Christopher Nolan, 2006)

24/12 /HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS/ (Ron Howard, 2000)

24/12 /HOME ALONE/ (Chris Columbus, 1990)

25/12 /HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK/ (Chris Columbus, 1992)

25/12 /IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE/ (Frank Capra, 1946)

26/12 THE INTERVIEW (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, 2014)

28/12 BLACKADDER'S CHRISTMAS CAROL (Richard Boden, 1988)

30/12 INHERENT VICE (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)

31/12 MAN OF TAI CHI (Keanu Reeves, 2013)

31/12 /HIGHLANDER/ (Russell Mulcahey, 1986)

Edited by Anders

"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut


Reviews and essays at Three Brothers Film.

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I kept up with the journal 100% in 2012, but last year I just let it slip.  I'll claim this spot, and try to do better at keeping up in 2014.

Bold = Theatre viewing
Non-bold = Home Viewing
* = Repeat viewing

Added a LETTERBOXD diary in mid-July.
The Wolf of Wall Street  30stars.gif
American Hustle  40stars.gif
The Purple Rose of Cairo*  45stars.gif
Being John Malkovich* 40stars.gif
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) 20stars.gif
Ender's Game 25stars.gif
Dallas Buyers Club 40stars.gif
Her 30stars.gif
Oblivion 30stars.gif
Inside Llewyn Davis* 50stars.gif
John Carter* 35stars.gif
Extreme Prejudice 30stars.gif
Kingdom of Heaven* 40stars.gif
True Grit* (2010) 45stars.gif
Melancholia* 50stars.gif
Lincoln* 45stars.gif
Darkman* 30stars.gif
Rescue Dawn* 40stars.gif
Lone Survivor 25stars.gif
Nebraska 30stars.gif
12 Years a Slave 50stars.gif
The Wind Rises 40stars.gif
12 Years a Slave* 50stars.gif
The Other Guys 35stars.gif
Melancholia* 50stars.gif
Antichrist* 40stars.gif
The Big Lebowski* 50stars.gif
Almost Famous* 40stars.gif
Need for Speed 20stars.gif
Open Range* 40stars.gif
An Unfinished Life 35stars.gif
Jodorowsky's Dune 45stars.gif
Burn! 40stars.gif
One-eyed Jacks* 40stars.gif
A Streetcar Named Desire 45stars.gif
The Fugitive Kind 40stars.gif
Divergent 25stars.gif
The Freshman* 30stars.gif
The Godfather* 50stars.gif
The Appaloosa* 35stars.gif
On the Waterfront 50stars.gif
Last Year at Marienbad 45stars.gif
Wild Grass 30stars.gif
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 35stars.gif
The Grand Budapest Hotel 40stars.gif
Yojimbo* 50stars.gif
Neighbors 20stars.gif
Under the Skin 40stars.gif
Hereafter 40stars.gif
Soylent Green* 25stars.gif
Logan's Run*  (some films you just shouldn't revisit) 20stars.gif
Godzilla 30stars.gif
Matinee* 35stars.gif
The Masque of the Red Death* 50stars.gif
The Lego Movie 25stars.gif
Raiders of the Lost Ark  50stars.gif
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  45stars.gif
X-men: Days of future Past  40stars.gif
The World's End*  40stars.gif
Pacific Rim*  40stars.gif
Spy Game* 35stars.gif
The Thin Man  45stars.gif
After the Thin Man  40stars.gif
Edge of Tomorrow  40stars.gif
Alien*  50stars.gif
Jodorowsky's Dune* 45stars.gif
The Rover  45stars.gif
Chef  40stars.gif
Sorcerer* 45stars.gif
Runaway Train* 25stars.gif
Sorcerer* 50stars.gif
Runaway Train* 30stars.gif  (took my stepson to the final night of this double bill.  Bumped each up 1/2 a star)
Nymphomaniac Vol. 35stars.gif
Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 20stars.gif
Moneyball* 45stars.gif
The Young Lions  30stars.gif
Once Upon a Time in the West*  40stars.gif
Stray Dog 40stars.gif
Klute* 45stars.gif
Under the Skin 40stars.gif
Only Lovers Left Alive 40stars.gif
Snowpiercer  40stars.gif
Guardians of the Galaxy 25stars.gif

Animal Kingdom  40stars.gif

The Rover*  40stars.gif

The Mirror  25stars.gif  (low rating due to extremely poor quality of the subtitles on an otherwise gorgeous print)

Lucy  25stars.gif

A Most Wanted Man 35stars.gif

Insomnia*  35stars.gif

The American 35stars.gif

A History of Violence* 40stars.gif

The Hundred-Foot Journey 30stars.gif

Guardians of the Galaxy* 35stars.gif

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 40stars.gif

Death Proof 40stars.gif




Inside Llewyn Davis*  50stars.gif

Treasure of the Sierra Madre* 40stars.gif

Bowfinger*  20stars.gif

A Walk among the Tombstones 35stars.gif

Tusk  30stars.gif

The Zero Theorem 3.5/5

Edited by John Drew

Formerly Baal_T'shuvah

"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
Harold and Maude

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My Letterboxd film journal here.
That should be easier than remembering to update here. 
Edit: However, it's not that hard to copy and paste the titles I've seen here.
Theatrical viewings in bold italics.  "- R" means repeat viewing
1/1 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - R
1/1 Trouble in Paradise (1932)
1/2 The Great Dictator (1940)
1/3 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
1/3 Resonance (2013)
1/4 Unclee Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
1/5 Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight (1965)
1/5 Time Bandits (1981)
1/5 Dan in Real Life (2007)
1/6 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
1/6 Computer Chess (2013) - R
1/7  Stories We Tell (2013)
1/8 Bedazzled (1967)
1/8 My Life as a Dog (1985)
1/8 Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
1/9 The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)
1/9 Blow-Out (1981)
1/10 Nebraska (2013)
1/10 Her (2013)
1/10 August: Osage County (2013)

1/11 Like Someone in Love (2013)
1/11 As You Like It (2006)
1/13 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
1/13 Death at a Funeral (2007)
1/13 Thank You For Smoking (2006)
1/14 The Fisher King (1991)
1/14 Waitress (2007)
1/14 Wonder Boys (2000)
1/15 The Princess Bride (1987) - R
1/15 Say Anything... (1989)
1/15 Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
1/16 Three Kings (1999)
1/17 The Truman Show (1998)
1/17 Return To Me (2000)
1/17 Henry Fool (1998)
1/18 Mary and Max (2009)
1/18 Last Holiday (1950)
1/19 American Hustle (2013) - R
1/20 Rio Grande (1950)
1/20 City Lights (1931) - R
1/21 Frances Ha (2013) - R
1/21 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - R
1/22 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
1/22 Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

1/22 Take the Money and Run (1969)
1/23 The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
1/24 Fargo (1996) - R
1/25 Eyes Wide Shut (1999) - R
1/26 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - R
1/27 Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
1/28 Whisper of the Heart (1995)
1/28 Eraserhead (1977)
1/28 Dersu Uzala (1975)
1/29 Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)  - R
1/29 The Pawnbroker (1964)
1/31 Saboteur (1942)
1/31 Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
1/31 To Have and Have Not (1944)
2/1 Touchez pas au grisbi (1954)
2/2 Stromboli Terra Di Dio (1950)
2/2 Magnolia (1999) - R
2/3 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
2/3 Journey to Italy (1954)
2/4 Don't Look Now (1973)
2/4 The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945)
2/5 Let Me In (2010)
2/5 The Trial (1962)
2/6 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - R
2/6 Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
2/7 The Lego Movie (2014)
2/8 The Savages (2007)
2/8 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
2/9 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
2/10 The Bakery Girl of Monceau (1963)
2/10 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
2/11 The Past (2013)
2/11 Ran (1985) - R
2/12 The Monuments Men (2014)
2/12 The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - R
2/12 Caesar Must Die (2013)
2/13 The Muppets (2011)
2/14 What Maisie Knew (2013)
2/15 The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
2/15 Boogie Nights (1997)
2/17 Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
2/18 The English Patient (1996)
2/19 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
2/19 Suzanne's Career (1963)
2/19 Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
2/20 Mars Attacks! (1996)
2/21 Intolerable Curelty (2003)
2/22 Rome, Open City (1945)
2/22 Witness (1985)
2/24 Europe '51 (1952)
2/25 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - R
2/25 The Lost Weekend (1945)
2/26 On the Waterfront (1954)  - R
2/27 Grand Hotel (1932)
3/2 Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
3/3 The Sting (1973)
3/4 The Deer Hunter (1978)
3/6 The Wind Rises (2013)
3/6 Kicking and Screaming (1995)
3/8 Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
3/10 The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
3/10 Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
3/11 Wings (1927)
3/12 Chicago (2002) - R
3/12 Autumn Sonata (1978)
3/12 Planet of the Apes (2001)
3/13 Interiors (1978)
3/13 Marty (1955)
3/15 Autumn Sonata (1978) - R
3/16 Non-Stop (2014)
3/16 Life of Brian (1979) - R
3/18 Forrest Gump (1994)
3/19 Grapes of Wrath (1940)  - R
3/19 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
3/20 Waltz with Bashir (2008)
3/21 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - R
3/21 Party Central (2014)
3/21 Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

3/22 The Ladykillers (2004)
3/22 La Collectionneuse (1967)
3/23 The Towering Inferno (1974)
3/25 2046 (2004)
3/28 Noah (2014)
3/29 Wit (2001)
3/29 Claire's Knee (1970)
3/30 The Ninth Day (2004)
4/1 Muriel (1963)
4/2 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - R
4/2 Black Swan (2010) - R (quit after 40 minutes; I still hated it)
4/2 Belle de Jour (1967)
4/3 Hour of the Wolf (1968)
4/4 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
4/5 Doodlebug (1997)
4/5 L'Enfant (2005) - R
4/6 Midnight in Paris (2011) - R
4/7 Last Year at Marienbad (1961) - R
4/8 Noah (2014) - R
4/8 Hour of the Wolf (1968) - R
4/9 The Wrestler (2008)
4/12 Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
4/13 Captain America: the Winter Soldier (2014)
4/14 The Front Page (1974)
4/14 The Parallax View (1974)
4/17 Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) - R
4/21 Vampyr (1932)
4/22 Under the Skin (2014)
4/24 Frenzy (1972)
4/25 Oculus (2014)
4/25 The Milky Way (1969)
4/25 Persona (1966) - R
4/26 Ordinary People (1980)
4/28 Stardust Memories (1980)
4/28 The Virgin Spring (1960) - R
4/29 Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
4/30 Gladiator (2000)

5/2 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962)
5/5 The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)
5/5 Birth (2004)
5/6 The Railway Man (2014)
5/6 That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
5/7 Mr. Arkadin aka Confidential Report (1955)
5/7 Ben-Hur (1959) - R
5/10 Alice in Wonderland (1903)
5/10 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
5/10 A Separation (2011) - R
5/11 A Clockwork Orange (1971) - R
5/12 In Praise of Love (2001)
5/13 Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
5/14 Rhapsody in August (1991)
5/14 Thor: the Dark World (2013)
5/15/2014 Fearless (1993)
5/16 Godzilla (2014)
5/16 X-Men (2000)
5/17 Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
5/18 The Prestige (2006) - R
5/20 Our Hospitality (1923) - R
5/20 Locke (2014)
5/20/2014 The Magnificent Seven (1960)
5/21 Spartacus (1960)
5/22 Burn After Reading (2008) - R
5/22 Perfect Blue (1997)
5/23 Belle (2014)
5/23 Total Recall (1990)
5/23 Millennium Actress (2001)
5/24  X2: X-Men United (2003)
5/25 Perfect Blue (1997) - R
5/26 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
5/27 The Immigrant (2014)
5/27 The Lion in Winter (1968) - R
5/30 Chef (2014)
5/30 True Grit (2010) - R
5/31Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

6/2 Sisters (1973)
6/3 Crash (2005)
6/3 Scoop (2006)
6/4 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - R
6/4 Dark City (1998)
6/4 Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
6/5 Scoop (2006) - R
6/6 Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
6/7 Terms of Endearment (1983)
6/8 Maleficent (2014)
6/9 Dark Victory (1939)
6/10 The Robe (1953)
6/10 The Big Country (1958)
6/11 Dogtooth (2010)
6/12 The French Connection (1971)
6/12 Frances Ha (2013) - R
6/13 The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
6/13 The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)
6/14 The Act of Killing (2013)
6/15 Network (1976) - R
6/16 Zardoz (1974)
6/17 The Immigrant (2014) - R
6/18 Cloak and Dagger (1946)
6/18 The Game (1997)
6/19 Across the Universe (2007)
6/20 Jersey Boys (2014)
6/20 The Great Gatsby (1974)
6/22 The Godfather Part II (1974) - R
6/23 Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
6/24 Words and Pictures (2014)
6/24 The Sugarland Express (1974)
6/25 Juggernaut (1974)
6/25 The Godfather (1972) - R
6/25 Requiem for a Dream (2000)
6/26 The Rover (2014)
6/28 The Broadway Melody (1928)
6/28 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)


7/1 Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
7/2 Deliver Us From Evil (2014)
7/3 Stagecoach (1939)
7/4 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
7/6 Mon Oncle d'Amerique (1980)
7/6 Captain Phillips (2013) - R
7/7 Begin Again (2014)
7/8 The Wrong Man (1956)
7/8 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
7/9 The Great Beauty (2013)
7/9 Pieces of April (2003)
7/11 Earth to Echo (2014)
7/11 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) - R
7/12 Mame (1974)
7/13 The Leopard (1963)
7/14 22 Jump Street (2014)
7/15 Gloria (2014)
7/15 What's Up Tiger Lily (1966)
7/17 Snowpiercer (2014)
7/17 After Hours (1985)
7/18 A Man Escaped (1956) - R
7/18 Juneburg (2005)
7/19 Fill the Void (2013)
7/21 Begin Again (2014) - R
7/21 Boxcar Bertha (1972)
7/22 Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002)
7/23 The Breakfast Club (1985)
7/23 Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

7/24 Clannad - the Motion Picture (2007)
7/25 Planet of the Apes (1968)
7/27 M (1931)  - R
7/28 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
7/29 A Most Wanted Man (2014)
7/29 Lucy (2014)

7/29 The Limits of Control (2009)
7/30 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - R
7/30 The Cars That Ate Paris (1974)
7/31 Amadeus (1984) - R

Edited by Evan C

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Whitehead International Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

AFI Fest (including press screenings)


Italics = 2nd or more viewing

Bold = favorite of the month




12/28 Big Hero 6

12/28 Feast (short)

12/18 Wild

12/27 Beloved Sisters

12/27 Selma

12/26 Only Lovers Left Alive

12/26 Mr. Turner

12/22 Ida

12/20 The Imitation Game

12/19 The Homesman

12/18 Big Eyes

12/15 An Unreasonable Man

12/14 The Case Against 8

12/14 Virunga

12/12 Ballet 422

12/9 Inside the Mind of Leonardo

12/6 Rosewater

12/5 Monk with a Camera

12/5 Ask Me Anything

12/4 Difret

12/2 Whiplash

12/1 Miss Julie




11/30 Interstellar (IMAX)

11/29 Zero Motivation

11/29 The Theory of Everything

11/29 Foxcatcher

11/23 Citizenfour

11/22 Fury

11/18 The Circle

11/18 Pioneer

11/17 Thin Red Line

11/16 Nightcrawler

11/13 Mommy

11/13 Still Alice

11/12 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

11/12 Timbuktu

11/12 Clouds of Sils Maria

11/11 Villa Touma

11/11 The Haircut (short)

11/11 The Merchants of Doubt

11/11 May Allah Bless France

11/10 Fish & Cat

11/10 Happy Valley

11/10 Wild Tales

11/9 10.000 KM

11/9 Here I am, There You Are (short)

11/9 Stations of the Cross

11/9 '71

11/8 The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

11/8 The Dragon Is the Frame (short)

11/8 Jauja

11/8 The Midnight Swim

11/7 Black Coal, Thin Ice

11/7 The Iron Ministry

11/5 The Immortalists

11/5 The Invisible Front

11/4 Intacto

11/3 Reality

11/2 Birdman




10/30 Two Days, One Night

10/29 Song of the Sea

10/28 Foxcatcher

10/28 Haemoo

10/28 Manos Sucias

10/26 She's Beautiful When She's Angry

10/25 Saint Vincent

10/23 Tales of the Grim Sleeper

10/23 Violet

10/22 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

10/20 Yakona review

10/19 Gone Girl

10/13 Diplomacy

10/12 The Hundred-Foot Journey

10/11 The Judge

10/7 Algorithms review

10/4 Tracks review

10/3 The Decent One review

10/2 Force Majeure




9/30 Siddharth

9/28 The Greatest

9/24 Kill the Messenger review

9/22 Rudderless review

9/18 Smiling through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the Sixties review

9/16 The Frontier review

9/14 Guardians of the Galaxy

9/12 Evolution of a Criminal review

9/8 Revenge of the Green Dragons review

9/4 A Picture of You review

9/1 Salinger




8/31 Frank

8/31 The East

8/30  Tetro

8/30 Muscle Shoals

8/29 The Trip to Italy

8/29 Dear Someone (short)

8/28 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

8/25 (ish) Nymphomaniac, Vol 2

8/25 Life's a Breeze review

8/24 A Most Wanted Man

8/23 How To Grow a Band

8/21 Nymphomaniac, Vol 1

8/17 Calvary review

8/15 Art and Craft review

8/11 The General

8/11 My Neighbor Totoro

8/10 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar




7/30 The Secret of Roan Inish

7/29 After review

7/28 Levitated Mass review

7/27 Begin Again

7/26 Second Opinion review

7/26 Fort Bliss review

7/25 Sideways

7/21 The Kill Team review

7/20 Boyhood review

7/17 What If

7/16 A Five Star Life review

7/15 Love Is Strange review

7/14 Rocks in My Pocket review

7/13 The Attack

7/8 Mood Indigo review

7/6 Underwater Dreams review

7/4 Snowpiercer review

7/3 Derailed

7/2 My America review

7/1 Earth to Echo review




6/30 Blazing Saddles

6/29 The Rover

6/28 Ronin

6/27 The Normal Heart

6/25 Gabrielle review

6/22 Frozen

6/20 Deliver Us From Evil review

6/19 Nothing Bad Can Happen review

6/16 Hellion review

6/15 Words and Pictures

6/13 Do the Right Thing review

6/12 Land Ho! review

6/11 Beyond the Edge

6/10 Barbara

6/9 112 Weddings

6/7 Edge of Tomorrow

6/6 The Amazing Spider-man

6/5 The Moment review

6/2 Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger review

6/1 The Immigrant review




5/31 The Last Sentence review

5/26 Bull Durham review

5/24 Chef review

5/22 Emoticon ; )

5/21 Korengal review

5/18 The Railway Man review

5/17 Bound By Flesh review

5/16 The Discoverers review

5/14 Night Moves review

5/13 August: Osage County

5/10 Belle review

5/9 We Are the Best review

5/9 The Boss of It All

5/6 Documented review

5/5 Palo Alto review

5/1 Our Man in Tehran

5/1 Cas & Dylan

5/1 Home (short)

5/1 We Could Be Your Parents (short)

5/1 A Last Farewell (short)

5/1 Man (short)

5/1 Sbocciare (short)

5/1 Happiness (short)

5/1 Faberge: A Life of Its Own





4/29 Half of a Yellow Sun review

4/29 Refuge

4/29 One Inch from Flying (short)

4/29 EduCAUTION (short)

4/29 Unfair Game: The Politics of Poaching (short)

4/29 Displaced but Not Defeated (short)

4/28 Unforgiven (2013)

4/28 The Red Robin

4/28 A Street in Palermo

4/28 American Wine Story

4/27 The Infinite Man

4/27 Down River

4/27 A Place on Earth

4/27 An Honest Liar

4/26 The Handkerchief (short)

4/26 This Is Normal (short)

4/26 Fools Day (short)

4/26 Park Arcadia (short)

4/26 A Day in the Life of a Bathroom Mirror (short)

4/26 Walk the Light (short)

4/26 Before the Revolution

4/26 Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust (short)

4/26 Beneath the Harvest Sky

4/26 Diego (short)

4/26 From the Sky (short)

4/25 Jadoo

4/25 Cheatin'

4/25 Drunker than a Skunk (short)

4/24 Make Believe

4/23 Give Us This Day

4/21 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

4/18 Cyber-Seniors review

4/15 Venus in Fur review

4/14 Bears review

4/9 Noah

4/8 Farmland review

4/6 Bad Words

4/4 The Interpreter




3/31 The Lone Ranger

3/28 Tasting Menu review

3/26 I Declare War

3/25 Walking with the Enemy review

3/23-27 The Greatest Story Ever Told review

3/23 10 Rules for Sleeping Around review

3/20 The Dark Night Rises

3/19 Dom Hemingway review

3/18 Good Ol' Frida

3/17 The Graduate

3/15 Jesus Christ Superstar review

3/15 The Grand Budapest Hotel review

3/11 The Right Kind of Wrong review

3/10 The Raid 2 review

3/8 The Lunchbox review

3/8 Ernest et Celestine review

3/7 Godspell review

3/7 Next Year Jerusalem review

3/5 Enemy review

3/1 In the Heat of the Night

3/1 The Wind Rises review




2/24 Kids for Cash review

2/24 Le Samourai

2/22 The Lego Movie

2/21-23 22 student shorts

2/12 Arbitrage

2/11 Son of God review

2/9 Bernie

2/9 Dirty Wars

2/6 The Spectacular Now

2/5 The Monuments Men review

2/1 Stand Up Guys

2/1 The Past




1/31 Le Week-End review

1/30 Life Is Beautiful review

1/29 The Lady in Number 6 (short)

1/29 Karama Has No Walls (short)

1/29 Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Pvt. Jack Hall (short)

1/28 Cavemen

1/27 Get a Horse!(short)

1/27 The Act of Killing

1/26 Broken Circle Breakdown review

1/25 Feral (short)

1/25 Room on the Broom (short)

1/25 Mr. Hublot (short)

1/25 Possessions (short)

1/24 20 Feet from Stardom

1/24 Facing Fear (short)

1/22 Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa (short)

1/22 Aquel No Era Yo (short)

1/22 Avant que de Tout Perdre (short)

1/22 The Voorman Problem (short)

1/22 Helium (short)

1/21 Cutie and the Boxer

1/20 Lago de Seta (short)

1/20 The New World

1/20 Shoot the Moon (short)

1/20 La Playa DC

1/20 On the Cape (short)

1/19 Shun Li and the Poet

1/19 Breaking the Silence (short)

1/19 Paris Under Watch (Aux Yeux de Tous)

1/19 Arti and the Caterpillar (short)

1/19 The Deep

1/19 Still (short)

1/18 Touch of Light

1/18 Sebastian (short)

1/18 Hannah Arendt

1/18 The Mother (short)

1/18Tall as a Baobob Tree

1/18 You Know What? I Love You (short)

1/17 Closed Season

1/17 Green Acres (short)

1/17 English Vinglish

1/14 A Short Film About Killing

1/13 Post Tenebras Lux

1/12 The Rabbi's Cat

1/10 The Pretty One review

1/5 Philomena

1/5 Mother, I Love You

1/4 Private Fears in Public Places

1/4 Saving Mr. Banks

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I regret that I didn't keep a film journal last year, so I'm resolving to do better in 2014.




Wolf Children - a fantastic film start to 2014

His Girl Friday

Anchorman 2


Rust and Bone

North by Northwest

From up on Poppy Hill

West of Memphis

The Spectacular Now

Fruitvale Station



Inside Llewyn Davis

Rear Window

The Butler

Her (2nd theater viewing - it's that wonderful)

Au Revoir les Enfants

Captain Philips

A Serious Man

Ruby Sparks






The Lego Movie


High and Low


The Great Beauty

Before Sunrise


Harold and Maude

Tokyo Story

Late Spring





The End of Summer

An Autumn Afternoon

Bad Grandpa

The Wind Rises

Blue Jasmine

I Lived, But... (an excellent 1983 documentary on the life and work of Ozu, included with the Criterion edition of Tokyo Story)

A Hijacking

We Steal Secrets


The Great Beauty





Youth in Revolt

Pineapple Express

The Grand Budapest Hotel


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2nd viewing)


Groundhog Day




The Amazing Spiderman 2

The Darjeeling Limited

Tokyo Story

An Autumn Afternoon

Floating Weeds

The End of Summer


Bottle Rocket

The Way

Man on Wire

The Royal Tenenbaums



The Constant Gardener





The Fantastic Mr. Fox


Inglourious Basterds

The Fault in our Stars

Before Sunset

Before Midnight

The Great Beauty

Fed Up

My Neighbor Totoro

Encounters at the End of the World




The Shining

22 Jump Street

The Sunset Limited


Grizzly Man

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Thin Blue Line


The Immigrant

Particle Fever

Life Itself

Begin Again

The Unknown Known

The Unbelievers

Broken Circle Breakdown

In Bruges

Lucy - the nadir of my film-viewing so far this year




Guardians of the Galaxy

A Dangerous Method

God's Not Dead




Sins of my Father

Dead Poets Society


Ernest and Celestine

The Tillman Story


The Zero Theorem

The Sessions

The Normal Heart




Land Ho!

The Killing Fields

Cobra Verde

Captain Merica:  Winter Soldier

The Drop

Love Is Strange

Red Beard





Kill the Messenger

Batman Begins

The Dark Knight


Gone Girl

The Kids Are All Right

The Galapagos Affair:  Satan Came to Eden



The Dark Knight Rises

Rescue Dawn

The Blue Room




Let the Right One In

Edge of Tomorrow

1000 Times Good Night


The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Jesus Camp

God Loves Uganda



Ilo Ilo

Begin Again


Interstellar (2nd cinema viewing)

The Last Picture Show

Take Shelter

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


The Thing (2011)

Nosferatu (1922)

Thank You for Smoking


The Theory of Everything

Galaxy Quest




The Appalachian Trail:  An American Legacy

Nosferatu (1979)

Force Majeure

Shaun of the Dead

The One I Love


We Are the Best!

Exodus:  Gods and Kings


Life of Brian

The Babadook

The Homesman

Mad Max 2:  The Road Warrior

Glen Campbell:  I'll Be Me

(500) Days of Summer


Almost Famous



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To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa


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My Letterboxd film journal here.


That should be easier than remembering to update here.


Wish I could talk everybody into keeping their film journals at Letterboxd. It's just so much more fun.


My journal (or "diary," to use the Letterboxd term) is here, as it has been for a couple of years.

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I've loved Letterboxd since I started using it a few months ago (mine is here), though I'm not too regular about updating it or posting reviews. The reason I hope folks keep using these threads, though, is that when I come to A&F to see if there's any mention of a certain film, I like finding the title come up in someone's viewing journal, often from years ago, even if there's no discussion. It's a little connection that I value as a newcomer to a long-lived community.
For two years now, I've kept a bare-bones viewing journal - simply a list of titles and dates - for archival purposes and updated it religiously. It won't be much trouble to occasionally copy/paste from there into here, so I'll continue to do that. As of now, I haven't seen any movies since 2014 began, though I have been asleep in a room where Double Indemnity was playing.
Update: Here we go. Theatrical viewings are marked with a star: *
1/5 - True Grit (2010)
1/16 - The Truman Show
1/17 - Metropolitan
1/18 - Weekend (2011)
1/18 - The Three Caballeros
1/19 - Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1/20 - The Purple Rose of Cairo
1/20 - Saving Mr. Banks*
1/22 - The Kid With a Bike
1/22 - Amélie

1/26 - American Hustle*

1/27 - August: Osage County*


2/6 - Damn Yankees!

2/9 - The World's End

2/10 - Modern Times (1936)

2/10 - The Invisible Woman (2013)*

2/10 - Philomena*

2/13 - The LEGO Movie*

2/13 - The Caine Mutiny

2/17 - Chafed Elows

2/17 - Decalogue 1

2/20 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

2/22 - The Princess Bride

2/23 - Annie Hall

2/24 - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


3/2 - The Wind Rises*

3/4 - The Secret of Kells

3/4 - Blue Like Jazz

3/5 - The Passion of the Christ

3/7 - Son of God*

3/7 - The Monuments Men*

3/9 - Computer Chesss

3/9 - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

3/11 - The Past (2013)*

3/12 - The Conversation

3/13 - Raiders of the Lost Ark

3/14 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

3/15 - Pi

3/17 - Ivan's Childhood

3/19 - The Wind Rises*

3/19 - Gloria (2013)*

3/24 - The Grand Budapest Hotel*

3/26 - Leviathan (2012)


4/1 - Noah (2014)*

4/1 - The Grand Budapest Hotel*

4/4 - Noah (2014)*

4/9 - Of Gods and Men

4/12 - Badlands

4/13 - Full Metal Jacket

4/13 - Three Colors: Blue

4/14 - Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

4/17 - Old Joy

4/17 - Into Great Silence

4/18 - Ordet (1955)

4/20 - The Tree of Life

4/21 - Under the Skin (2013)*

4/28 - The Lunchbox*

4/30 - Walkabout (1971)


5/1 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2*

5/2 - The Shining (1980)

5/7 - The Island (2006)

5/8 - The Mill & The Cross

5/10 - Black Swan (2010)

5/11 - Memento (2000)

5/13 - Pride and Prejudice (2005)

5/13 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier*

5/14 - The Apostle

5/14 - Fargo (1996)

5/15 - The Railway Man*

5/15 - Only Lovers Left Alive*

5/18 - Raising Arizona

5/20 - Million Dollar Arm*

5/21 - Belle (2013)*

5/21 - Locke*

5/26 - Chinatown

5/29 - Weekend (2011)


6/1 - The Immigrant (2013)*

6/4 - Breathless (1960)

6/5 - Cold in July*

6/5 - Chef*

6/9 - Maleficent*

6/10 - The Fault in Our Stars*

6/12 - Edge of Tomorrow*

6/14 - Miller's Crossing

6/15 - Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

6/16 - Primer

6/17 - Masculin féminin

6/19 - Escape from Tomorrow

6/20 - Chef*

6/22 - Raiders of the Lost Ark*

6/25 - The Civil War - The Cause (1861)

6/25 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (director's cut)

6/28 - The Room (2003)*


7/3 - Pulp Fiction

7/6 - Jaws*

7/8 - Deliver Us From Evil*

7/10 - Earth to Echo*

7/12 - The Silence of the Lambs*

7/13 - Snowpiercer*

7/17 - Ida*

7/17 - Begin Again (Carney)*

7/20 - Clue*

7/21 - Broken Blossoms (1919)

7/21 - Show Boat (1936)

7/23 - The Immigrant (2013)

7/24 - Third Person*

7/24 - Life Itself (James, 2014)*

7/26 - The Princess Bride*

7/28 - Lucy (2014)*

7/31 - Venus in Fur*

7/31 - A Most Wanted Man*


8/2 - Short Term 12 (2013)

8/4 - Guardians of the Galaxy*

8/6 - A Most Wanted Man*

8/7 - Boyhood (2014)*

8/13 - My Dinner With Andre

8/14 - Get On Up*

8/15 - Permanent Vacation (1980)

8/16 - Stranger than Paradise

8/17 - Down By Law

8/17 - Mystery Train (1989)

8/19 - Night on Earth

8/24 - Dead Man

8/26 - Year of the Horse

8/26 - The Giver*

8/30 - Only Lovers Left Alive


9/18 - Calvary (2014)*

9/24 - A Walk Among the Tombstones*


10/1 - Love is Strange (2014)*

10/1 - The Drop (2014)*

10/3 - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

10/4 - The Maze Runner*

10/4 - Gone Girl*

10/6 - Coffee and Cigarettes

10/8 - Broken Flowers

10/9 - The Limits of Control

10/10 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

10/11 - A Clockwork Orange*

10/15 - The Judge (2014)*

10/16 - No More Excuses (1968)

10/18 - The French Lieutenant's Woman

10/19 - Alien*

10/22 - Upstream Color

10/22 - The Book of Life (2014)*

10/23 - Fury (2014)*

10/28 - Dead Poets Society

10/29 - A Woman Is A Woman (1961)


11/1 - When Nietzsche Wept

11/2 - Stand By Me (1986)

11/4 - The Godfather

11/6 - St. Vincent*

11/6 - The Blue Room (2014)*

11/11 - To The Wonder

11/12 - John Wick*

11/12 - Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance*

11/16 - Russian Ark

11/17 - Interstellar*

11/19 - Vivre sa vie

11/20 - Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance*

11/20 - Whiplash (2014)*

11/21 - Holy Motors

11/23 - Cartesius - Episode 1

11/25 - Cartesius - Episode 2

11/26 - Blazing Saddles


12/2 - The Little Prince (1974)

12/4 - Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance*

12/5 - A Woman Under the Influence

12/6 - Murder on the Orient Express

12/8 - Chinatown

12/10 - The Theory of Everything (2014)*

12/10 - The Homesman*

12/17 - Exodus: Gods and Kings*

12/18 - Force Majeure (2014)*

12/24 - The Nativity Story

12/28 - The Gambler (2014)*

12/30 - Into the Woods (2014)*

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Bold - theatrical viewing

* - repeat viewing



12/5 - Country (1984)

12/20 - Taxi (2004)

12/20 - Heaven is for Real (2014)

12/20 - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

12/21 - The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)

12/21 - We Bought a Zoo (2011)

12/24 - * It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

12/25 - * A Christmas Story (1983)

12/25 - * Home Alone (1990)

12/28 - 30 for 30: The U (2009)

12/28 - Sharktopus (2010)

12/29 - Wake of the Red Witch (1948)



11/2 - Snowpiercer (2014)

11/8 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

11/14 - The Congress (2013)

11/15 - Big Hero 6 (2014)

11/16 - Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

11/17 - 30 for 30: Bad Boys (2014)

11/23 - Ida (2013)

11/23 - A Brony Tale (2014)

11/28 - Iron Man 3 (2013)

11/30 - The One I Love (2014)



10/2 - * Old Yeller (1957)

10/2 - * Alaska (1996)

10/4 - Paranorman (2012)

10/5 - The Red Shoes (1948)

10/6 - Love and Death (1975)

10/7 - Bananas (1971)

10/10 - I Used to Be Darker (2013)

10/10 - 30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009)

10/11 - * There Will Be Blood (2007)

10/12 - The Other Dream Team (2012)

10/13 - Manhunter (1986)

10/14 - Hoop Dreams (1994)

10/18 - 30 for 30: The Guru of Go (2010)

10/20 - 30 for 30: Free Spirits (2013)

10/21 - 30 for 30: Slaying the Badger (2014)

10/21 - 30 for 30: No Mas (2013)

10/23 - Sleeper (1973)

10/24 - The Grandmaster (2013)

10/25 - 30 for 30: This is What They Want (2013)

10/27 - * Doc Hollywood (1991)

10/30 - Havalina and the Creaky Old Bridge (2001)



9/1 - * The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

9/11 - Clue (1985)

9/12 - Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013)

9/13 - Draft Day (2014)

9/25 - Lawless (2012)

9/26 - * Quick Change (1990)

9/30 - * To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)



8/7 - World War Z (2013)

8/10 - Noah (2014)

8/16 - Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

8/21 - God's Not Dead (2014)

8/30 - Lucy (2014)

8/30 - Mile, Mile and a Half (2013)

8/31 - Popeye (1980)



7/6 - Journey to the West (2013)

7/17 - The Immigrant (2013)

7/18 - The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

7/20 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

7/26 - Rock and Roll High School (1979)

7/28 - * Only the Lonely (1991)

7/29 - Alan Partridge (2013)



6/1 - Oblivion (2013)

6/7 - * Dave (1993)

6/7 - Escape from Tomorrow (2013)

6/12 - Without a Trace (1983)

6/12 - Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013)

6/22 - * The Pelican Brief (1993)

6/24 - The Fairy (2011)

6/27 - The Long Goodbye (1973)



5/3 - Muscle Shoals (2013)

5/10 - Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

5/10 - Wrestling for Jesus: The Tale of T-Money (2011)

5/28 - Museum Hours (2012)



4/5 - * Field of Dreams (1989)

4/24 - Short Term 12 (2013)



3/1 - Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)

3/9 - Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

3/14 - Tower Heist (2011)

3/15 - Fading West (2013)

3/17 - Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010)

3/22 - Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

3/23 - Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
3/31 - The Punk SInger (2013)



2/1 - Rush (2013)

2/5 - Soul Surfer (2011)

2/8 - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues  (2013)

2/9 - The Lego Movie (2014)

2/11 - Artifact (2012)

2/24 - * Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music (w/ director's commentary) (2005)

2/25 - * Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

2/28 - Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)


1/4 - Drinking Buddies (2013)
1/5 - What Maisie Knew (2012)
1/5 - How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
1/6 - Robot & Frank (2012)
1/7 - The World According to Garp (1982)
1/10 - Brooklyn Castle (2012)
1/14 - Her (2013)
1/18 - The Act of Killing (2013)
1/22 - All is Lost (2013)

1/28 - The Invisible Man (1933)

1/29 - 30 for 30: June 17.1994 (2010)

1/29 - Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon (1982)

1/31 - * The Net (1995)

1/31 - The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
I have started a Letterboxd diary here. I think I'm getting the hang of it.

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Link to my 2013 journal.


Letterboxd looks pretty, but I couldn't even keep up with a blog last year, so adding yet another social media site to my life doesn't seem wise, especially since I'm not doing this professionally. I also appreciate others' lists here--I often get hints about other films I need to check out, etc.


+ = theater viewing

* = repeat



+ Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (last of the "Museum" movies takes us to the British Museum & is worth the trip for Dan Stevens' Lancelot)

+ Unbroken (Though only Zamperini's childhood & war ordeals are presented on screen, I found hints of the redemption to come.)

* Lagaan (stands up remarkably well to re-viewing)

+ The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (figured I couldn't continue carping about it convincingly if I hadn't seen it. Sprang for HFR 3d, because I had missed that horror as well. Thank goodness it's over.)

+ Wild (preview thanks to kenmorefield. Nice cinematography. Annoying main character, even as portrayed by Reese Witherspoon.)


September-November (not necessarily in chronological order)

+ St. Vincent (Dad and I both liked it, which kind of surprised me)

*+ Big Hero Six (with my father, who didn't care for it, but I thought it held up well to re-viewing)

+ Big Hero Six

+ The Judge



+ America: Imagine a World Without Her (my dad really wanted to see this. It was dreadful)

+ How to Train Your Dragon 2

+ The Hundred-Foot Journey (of course it was predictable, but it was also very well done. Enjoyed every moment.)

Extraordinary Measures (pretty much a Lifetime movie-style "find the cure" thing, but Brendan Fraser almost saves it.)

+ Guardians of the Galaxy (now that was fun)



+ And So It Goes (made me wish I could watch As Good as It Gets again for the first time, but so it goes. Diane Keaton should have outgrown Annie Hall by now.)

+ Hercules (decent action/adventure, but ends with lame demythologizing and falls back on old "it doesn't matter what you believe in, just believe in something/yourself" trope.

* Daddy Longlegs (Netflix. Fred Astaire & Leslie Caron. Not entranced by the ballet sequences, and unlike the book, the film has to work hard to get around a questionable premise. Some charming moments.)

+ Begin Again (not a big fan of extra scruffy Mark Ruffalo, but ended up liking this movie more than I expected)

* A Little Princess (Shirley Temple--one of the first movies I remember watching, projected for us at CS.)

+ Snowpiercer (I can see the point of rvw that said this was like a video game, but I don't play 'em, so I found it intriguing to watch, but ultimately nihilistic. Great cast & acting.)

Letters from Juliet (slight rom-com DVD arrived at the top of the Netflix queue. Best part: the elderly "Juliet" (Vanessa Redgrave)'s long lost "Romeo" is played by Franco Nero, who played Lancelot to her Guinevere in the 1967 Camelot & is now her husband. Kismet!)



* The Glass Slipper (TCM. Based loosely on Eleanor Farjeon's YA novel of the same title, which is also charming. Best part is Estelle Winwood's loopy kleptomaniac fairy godmother--but everything is presented as just hinting at magic. Also one of my mother's favorite movies.)

* Lili (TCM. Based on Paul Gallico's novel Love of Seven Dolls, which sounds a bit off, but is sweet. One of my mother's favorite movies.)

* Guys and Dolls (came up next on TCM--evidently Marlon Brando day. I have a soft spot for it as I was part of a college production that went pretty well)

Me and Orson Welles (had been lurking in the Netflix queue for ages & finally rose to the top. Entertaining bit of theatrical history/coming of age. Coincidentally, TCM ran 1950s Julius Caesar today, with James Mason as Brutus, Marlon Brando as Marc Antony, for an interesting comparison/contrast w/ Welles 1937 stage production)

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G; Sometimes Happiness, Sometimes Sorrow. Full 3.5 hrs of Bollywood melodrama, musical numbers, family values, and all. A review.)

A Town Called Panic (Panic au Village. Amusing. I would have been happy with 30 minutes, though.)

A Late Quartet (the music was good; Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher Walken performances, excellent. Otherwise, meh.)

* Jack Reacher (DVD borrowed to amuse Dad. Reliable action-thriller.)

* Quantum of Solace (DVD borrowed to amuse Dad. I'd forgotten most of the plot, so enjoyed it.)

+ Draft Day (least objectionable in theaters to see with my Dad. He liked it OK. I did, too. Hard to believe people would gather in a stadium to watch football players' names called out, though.)



* Laura (1944; I have watched this at least three times now and it never completely makes sense. Everybody looks great, though.)

The Magic Door (2007; not even angry post-BtVS Anthony Stewart Head can save this awkward mess of cheap magic sfx meets dysfunctional family dynamics)

English without Tears (1944; AKA Her Man Gilbey. I think this wanted to be a social satire/comedy of manners about class, ethnicity, and politics, but only middle-aged Margaret Rutherford as a dotty aristocratic aunt and  young Michael Wilding as a third-generation butler saved it from complete mush)

* Moonrise Kingdom (on BluRay. Very pleased to see this hold up well to second viewing. Wish the BluRay had a director's commentary.)

Veronica Mars (on BluRay. Wanted to like this a lot more than I did, since I supported the Kickstarter that helped fund it. Still glad I contributed.)

+ Belle (wonderful location sets and costumes. Historically-based story well worth telling. My 18th c. colleague & I probably the only people in audience who noticed all the anachronisms. Audience applause at the end.)

+ Million Dollar Arm (longer than necessary, predictable, too much Jon Hamm, but somehow still likeable in the end)

+ X Men: Days of Future Past (while I have no idea why or where this movie fits in the entire X Men oeuvre, it was entertaining, and contained the watchable Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinklage, Jennifer Lawrence [usually in disguise], and Nicholas Hoult. Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy optional)

+ The Lunchbox (lovely understated Indian film [without the usual Bollywood production numbers] about two lonely people whose coincidental communication may lead them to making some changes for the better.)

49 Up



+ Bears (a better testimony for a living Creator than God's Not Dead. Plus, entertaining narration by John C. Reilly. And bear fights.)

The Ten Commandments (on ABC--too many commercials, but still epic. Also, too many embellishments. Prince of Egypt stole a lot of plotpoints from the first 2/3)

+ God's Not Dead (if you want to bone up on apologetics, read some books. Don't watch this movie. Sorry.)

+ Captain America: The Winter Soldier (better than most recent Thor or Iron Man--better character to explosion balance. Iit occurs to me that I'm in same position re: these movies as non-readers of GoT re: the TV series. I'm OK with that.)

+ The Grand Budapest Hotel (well worth seeing on the big screen. Yes, a bit twee, but still found its way to both humor and heart.)

+ Noah (Very glad I'd read at least a couple thoughtful reviews first, because it is a bit of a mess, but a grand mess.)



+ Son of God (my father wanted to see it. Snoozeworthy through the first two thirds; the passion/resurrection section had a bit more life. Or else I was more awake. Found myself wishing I were re-watching Henry Ian Cusick in The Gospel of John, for about the same length of time--125 min vs. 138 for Son of God-- & actual gospel.)



* The Lion in Winter (TCM, in memory of Peter O'Toole and dear Katharine Hepburn. "Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!")

The Painting (2011, French. Charming. Very different in tone from Lego Movie, but some common elements. Netflix)

+ The Lego Movie (It was surprisingly more awesome than the previews suggested. Better than Frozen...and I have no nostalgia for Legos.)

+ The Monuments Men (Liked it better than Ken did, but he's right about a lot of things--it could have been better. I still teared up at the end.)



* My Fair Lady (TCM. Irresistible)

The Rabbi's Cat (amusant)

Frances Ha (must agree with those who contend this is not really a comedy. Not at all tragic, but ends with more of an "OK then" than even a smile.)

+ Lone Survivor (with my sister, who went out of solidarity with the Navy. I literally could not watch most of the battle scenes, but I don't fault the extreme realism. I do fault the father who brought a boy who looked about 10 years old.)

+ 12 Years a Slave (I put it off because I knew it would be hard & I'd hoped to have company. Watched it alone at the last theater still showing it. Yes, it was hard, but also brilliant, absolutely worthwhile, and I hope never to see it again.)

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

Asterisk* = First time viewing


Carrie* (2013 remake, Kimberly Peirce)

The Wall* (Julian Polsler)

The Hunt* (Thomas Vinterberg)

White House Down* (Roland Emmerich)

Applause* (Martin Zandvliet)

This is Martin Bonner* (Chad Hartigan)

Resolution* (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)

Passion* (Brian De Palma)

Jobs* (Joshua Michael Stern)

Don Jon* (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

Milk* (2008, Gus Van Sant)

Malcolm X* (1992, Spike Lee)

Jeff, Who Lives at Home* (Jay and Mark Duplass)

This is The End* (Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen)

Magic Mike* (Steven Soderbergh)

Hot Tub Time Machine* (2010, Steve Pink)

Sleepwalk With Me* (Mike Birbiglia)

Click* (2006, Frank Coraci)

Mr. Deeds* (2002, Steven Brill)

Roman* (Angela Bettis, 2006)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula* (1973, Alan Gibson)

Johnny Mnemonic* (1995, Robert Longo)

Hackers* (1995, Iain Softley)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones* (1973 doc, Rollin Binzer)

I'm Not There* (2007, Todd Jaynes)

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp* (Jorje Hinojosa, doc produced by Ice-T)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap* (doc by Ice-T)

Dirty Wars* (doc. Rick Rowley)

Blackfish* (doc. Gabriela Cowperthwaite)

The Waiting Room* (doc. Peter Nicks)

The Tillman Story* (2010 doc. Amir Bar-Lev)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks* (doc. Alex Gibney)

The Act of Killing* (doc. Joshua Oppenheimer)

Hearts and Minds* (1974 doc, Peter Davis)

Exit Through the Gift Shop (doc. Banksy)

Dark City (Alex Proyas. Also - DVD commentary with Roger Ebert, and separate commentary with Proyas.)

Cloverfield (Matt Reeves. Also - commentary with Reeves.)

True Grit (2010, Coens)

No Country For Old Men (2007, Coens)

Evil Dead (2013 remake, Fede Alvarez)


A Hijacking* (Tobias Lindholm)

The Bling Ring* (Sofia Coppola)

American Hustle* (David O. Russell)

Runner Runner* (Brad Furman)

I Declare War* (Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson)

Prisoners* (Denis Villeneuve)

Get Him to the Greek* (2010, Nicholas Stoller)

30 Minutes or Less* (Ruben Fleischer) - paints GR as a crummy little town. Not too far off the mark.

The Way Way Back* (Nat Faxon and Jim Rash)

The Darjeeling Limited* (Wes Anderson)

Ruby Sparks* (Zoe Kazan)

Date Night* (2010 Shawn Levy)

The Rite* (2011, Mikael Hafstrom)

Subspecies* (1991 horror from Ted Nicolaou)

Bloodstone: Subspecies II* (1993 sequel, Ted Nicolaou)

Meridian* (1990 horror from Charles Band)

The Inquisitor* (1991 Stuart Gordon, also called The Pit and the Pendulum)

Hardcore* (1979, Paul Schrader) - paints GR as a white-power town (no other ethnicities present.) It's not that there aren't othet ethnicities, it's just that the whites who left them to rot in the city all live on the other side of the highways that surround the city. Again, GR looks bad in film.

Sonic Youth: The Videos 1990-2002* (Netflix rental, various directors)

Masked and Anonymous* (2003, Larry Charles) - can't finish. Stupid whether Dylan is in it or not.

The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania Live in NYC* (Milton Lage)

Girl Model* (2011 doc, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin)

Hellbound?* (2012 doc, Kevin Miller)

Gasland: Part II* (2013 doc, Josh Fox)

West of Memphis* (2012 doc, Amy Berg)

Salt (Phillip Noyce)

The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow)

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)

Adaptation (2002, Spike Jonze)

Martyrs (2008, Pascal Laugier)


The Wolf of Wall Street* (Martin Scorsese)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty* (Ben Stiller)

Oldboy* (2013, Spike Lee)

Thor: The Dark World* (Alan Taylor)

Skyline* (The Brothers Strause) - Yes, it really should only exist for its Barnabas reference.

The Spectacular Now* (James Ponsoldt)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall* (Nicholas Stoller)

Total Recall* (Len Wiseman)

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan* (2007, Sergey Bodrov)

Airplane!* (1980, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker)

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer* (2013 doc, Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin)

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me* (2012 doc, Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori)

I Need That Record! The Death (and Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store* (2008 doc, Brendan Toller)

Detropia* (2012 doc, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)

How to Make Money Selling Drugs* (2012 doc, Matthew Cooke)

Greedy Lying Bastards* (2012 doc, Craig Scott Rosebraugh)

Informant* (2012 doc, Jamie Meltzer)

The War Room* (1993 doc, Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker)

The Armstrong Lie* (2013 doc, Alex Gibney)

The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)


12 Years a Slave* (Steve McQueen)

Inside Llewyn Davis* (Coen Brothers)

Dallas Buyers Club* (Jean-Marc Vallée)

Out of the Furnace* (Scott Cooper)

Closed Circuit* (John Crowley)

Spring Breakers* (Harmony Korine)

Kick-Ass 2* (Jeff Wadlow)

V/H/S/2* (Simon Barrett and Jason Eisener and more)

The Divide* (2011 horror, Xavier Gens)

The Descent* (2005 horror, Neil Marshall) -- surprised by my asterisk here, I think I only saw The Cave, somewhat certain this is WAAAY better

The Wages of Fear* (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot)

In The Shadow of the Moon* (2007 doc, David Sington)

Inequality For All* (2013 doc, Jacob Kornbluth)

The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim Jee-Woon)

Amer (Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier* (Anthony Russo and Joe Russo)

I have apparently lost my sheet from May... Will record here whenever that pops up, but I know there was After Tiller, and then the first X-Men trilogy.. on blue ray no less! -- and two Norwegain films, Cold Prey and Cold Prey II. Eight seasons of House on Netflix are currently cutting into time for films.


Like Someone in Love* (Abbas Kiarostami)

The Rocket* (Kim Mordaunt)

The Iceman* (Ariel Vromen)

Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon* (Stephen C. Mitchell)

Owl City: Live From Los Angeles* (2011)

State of Play (Kevin Macdonald)

interesting 2014 sidenote: Most of June and July were spent viewing eight seasons of HOUSE. The only real films I remember watching were 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, which I loved this time, and The Lego Movie in the theater with my kids... Oh, and Mortified Nation, a hilarious and touching documentary.


Divergent* (Neil Burger)

Nymphomaniac* (Lars Von Trier)

Noah* (Darren Aronofsky)

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles* (2011 doc, Jon Foy) I just loved this doc.

X-Men: Days of Future Past* (Bryan Singer)

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Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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I'm going to try doing better at keeping a diary at Letterboxd this year.  I tried it last September briefly, but I actually don't want to remember everything I've watched, especially if it's something that disappoints me.  I thought the past two years have been pretty bad for films, with few exceptions.



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Art affirms all that is best in man—hope, faith, love, beauty, prayer…what he dreams of and what he hopes for.  What is art?  Like a declaration of love: the consciousness of our dependence on each other.  A confession.  An unconscious act that nonetheless reflects the true meaning of life—love and sacrifice.

~Andrei Tarkovsky

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January (or since Christmas, at least)

(Attempt at rough, undated order)
Asterisk = first-time


Scenes From A Marriage (theatrical)*

Tokyo Drifter*

Branded To Kill

The Sacrifice*


The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp

Cries & Whispers

Wild Strawberries*

The Seventh Seal

Ashik Kerib*

Day of Wrath*

Hannah And Her Sisters

Wings Of Desire

Come And See





Le Mepris*

Heat* (1995)
Waking Life*
Bergman Island
Hands Over The City*

The Phantom Of Liberty*

Black Rain* (Imamura)

Four Weddings And A Funeral*
*ahem* In The Realm Of The Senses* (...just for 1001 Movies' sake, I swear)
The Marriage Of Maria Braun*


Veronika Voss*


I Don't Just Want You To Love Me*

Gangs Of New York*

Shutter Island*

Apocalypse Now

A Matter Of Life And Death*

A Short Film About Love


Le Deuxieme Souffle*

An Autumn Afternoon*

The Damned* (Visconti)

Before Sunrise*

Before Sunset*


Eastern Promises*


Scenes From A Marriage (miniseries version)*
Dazed And Confused

Boogie Nights

Blade Runner: The Final Cut* (grew up with Director's Cut)

The Player*




Dog Day Afternoon*

The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert*

Bowling For Columbine*

Before Midnight*

The Royal Tenenbaums*


My Dinner With Andre*

The Fire WIthin*

Vanya On 42nd Street*

Funny Games* (1997)

3 Women*

Happy Together*

Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner*

Seven Samurai

Fanny & Alexander* (theatrical)

El Topo*


Throne of Blood*

The Man Who Fell To Earth*

The French Connection*

(MST3K) Manos: The Hands Of Fate

(MST3K) The Puma Man

Troll 2

Hour Of The Wolf*

Don't Look Now


Death Of A Salesman* (1985, Volker Schlöndorff)

Kings Of The Road*





Zazie dans le Metro*

Intentions of Murder*

The Insect Woman*



Red Desert*

(minor Godardathon)


Vivre sa Vie*


Band of Outsiders*


Pierrot le Fou*

Masculin Féminin*

La Chinoise


2001: A Space Odyssey

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World*




Mean Streets

Peeping Tom*

Taxi Driver

Dead Man*

The Piano*


World On A Wire*

Fata Morgana*

Lessons Of Darkness*

The Passenger (Antonioni)

Face to Face*

The Thief Of Baghdad* (1940)

The Lion Has Wings*

And Everything Is Going Fine*

The Piano Teacher*

La Jetée*

Repo Man


Eyes Wide Shut*


Black Orpheus*

Almanac of Fall*



The Last Metro*

Raising Arizona*

Sid and Nancy*




Young Frankenstein*



All That Heaven Allows*

Straw Dogs* (Peckinpah)

Zabriskie Point*

Shoot The Piano Player*

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky*

Last Tango in Paris*


Night on Earth*

The Great Dictator*




La Belle Noiseuse*

In The Street* (Helen Levitt short)

Finding Vivian Maier*

Little Stabs At Happiness* (Ken Jacobs short)

Hold Me While I'm Naked* (George Kuchar short, on 1001 Movies... list - or was - but doesn't have a Wikipedia page)

The Rules of the Game*

Synecdoche, New York*

*theatrical viewing* A Summer's Tale*

Cria Cuervos*

The Big Lebowski*




The Wolf of Wall Street*

The Leopard*
Talk to Her*

Star 80*

Broken Embraces*

King of New York*



The 39 Steps*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode I: The Punishment Begins

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode II: How Is One To Live If One Doesn't Want To Die?*

Something Wild*




The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant*

Belle de Jour

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode III: A Hammer Blow to the Head Can Injure the Soul*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode IV: A Handful of People in the Depths of Silence*

The Little Mermaid*

Voyage in Time*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode V: A Reaper with the Power of Our Lord*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode VI: Love Has Its Price*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode VII: Remember — An Oath can be Amputated*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode VIII: The Sun Warms the Skin, but Burns it Sometimes Too*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode IX: About the Eternities Between the Many and the Few*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode X: Loneliness Tears Cracks of Madness Even in Walls*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode XI: Knowledge is Power and the Early Bird Catches the Worm*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode XII: The Serpent in the Soul of the Serpent*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode XIII: The Outside and the Inside and the Secret of Fear of the Secret*

Berlin Alexanderplatz, Episode XIV: My Dream of the Dream of Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin, An Epilogue*




The Third Generation*

Simon of the Desert*

The Night of the Hunter*

Satan's Brew*
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul*

Raising Arizona

Beware of a Holy Whore*

Babette's Feast*

The Virgin Spring*

Autumn Sonata*


The Element of Crime*

La Dolce Vita*


Monsieur Verdoux*



Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left Us For The East?*
Night Across The Street*

Carlos* (2010)
Fellini Satyricon*
Private Parts*
The Last Emperor*
La Cage Aux Folles*
Jackie Brown*


Once Upon A Time In America ("Extended Director's Cut")*
*theatrical viewing* The Tale of Princess Kaguya*

All That Jazz*

(had to watch it for Health class) The Bucket List*
*theatrical viewing* Level Five*

Breaking Bad S1E1 ("Pilot")*

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I'd say Kinch has seen enough great movies to justify several years' viewings -- and it's only Jan. 21.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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^ Well thank you. I was scared that the Seijun Susuki and Scorsese would ruin it — see, that's how I keep from going insane doing Pre-Calc homework.

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I guess I'll grab a spot



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

Tent City, U.S.A. (2012 Steven Cantor) [Doc]

Carnage (2011 Roman Polanski)



Charge (2011 Mark Neale) [Doc]

Compliance (2012 Craig Zobel)

Maniac (2012 Franck Khalfoun)

Long Way Round

Long Way Down



Sons of Anarchy (seasons 1-5)

Girlfriend 19 (2014 Christopher J. Boghosian)

Dogtooth (2009 Giorgos Lanthimos)

Factory Girl (2006 George Hickenlooper)

Prozac Nation (2005 Erik Skjoldbjærg)



The World's Fastest Indian (2005 Roger Donaldson)

Rocky (1976 John G. Avildsen)

Rocky II (1979 Sylvester Stallone)

Rocky III  (1982 Sylvester Stallone)

Rocky IV  (1985 Sylvester Stallone)

12 Years a Slave (2013 Steve McQueen)

Summer with Monika (1953 Ingmar Bergman) I love Bergman. Almost forgot how much.

Back to the Future (1985 Robert Zemeckis)

Her (2013 Soike Jonze)

Back to the Future II (1989 Robert Zemeckis)

Rocky V (1990 John G. Avildsen)

Saraband (2003 Ingmar Bergman)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene One: "Innocence and Panic" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)



Get the Gringo (2012 Adrian Grunberg)

The Punk Singer (2013 Sini Anderson) [Doc]

The Lifeguard (2013 Liz W. Garcia)

A Little Help (2010 Michael J. Weithorn)

The Babysitters (2007 David Ross)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene Two: "The Art of Sweeping Things Under the Rug" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene Three: "Paula" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)

End of Watch (2012 David Ayer)

The Princess Bride (1987 Rob Reiner)

Out of the Furnace (2013 Scott Cooper)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene Four : "The Vale of Tears" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene Five: "The Illiterates" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)

Scenes from a Marriage: Scene Six: "In the Middle of the Night in a Dark House Somewhere in the World" (1973 Ingmar Bergman)

Corpo Celeste (2012 Alice Rohrwacher)

Raju (2012 Max Zahle) [short 25 min]

Miyuki (2012 Will McCord) [short 12 min]

Hospitalite (2012 Koji Fukada)



Gremlins (1984 John Dante)

Anne of Green Gables (1985 Kevin Sullivan)

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014 Lasse Hallstrom)

Bible Quiz (2013 Nicole Teeny) [Doc]




Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013 Francis Lawrence)

Primer (2004 Shane Curruth)


All is Lost (2013 J.C. Chandor)



The Blind Side (2009 John Lee Hancock)

The Outsiders (1983 Francis Ford Coppolla)

Old Yeller (1957 Robert Stevenson)

Gravity (2013 Alfonso Cuaron)



Tiny: A Story About Small Living (2013 Merete Mueller, Christopher Smith) [Doc]

Django Unchained (2011 Quentin Tarantino)

We Are The Best (2013 Lukas Moodysson)



Snowpiercer (2013 Joon-ho Bong)

The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies (2014 Peter Jackson)

Munger Road (2011 Nicholas Smith)

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"Dad, how does she move in mysterious ways?"" -- Jude (my 5-year-old, after listening to Mysterious Ways)

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Persona...are you trying to make us soil ourselves?


And I thought I was doing pretty well...

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Persona...are you trying to make us soil ourselves?


And I thought I was doing pretty well...


LOL. I just saw this note for the first time. I guess we shouldn't be leaving each other messages on this thread, but... oh well.

Year in and year out -- I always do the same thing. If you were to look back through the last decade of my journals, I'm sure it's always the same. I start off in January and February watching a billion movies. It is because there is snow everywhere, and Christmas craziness is done.

Then it dwindles down over the Spring and Summer until walks along the beach are a little better than the movies.

In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe.

Filmsweep by Persona. 2013 Film Journal. IlPersona.

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