Watchlist

I watch a lot of films, but I only write about them when I feel like I have something worthwhile to say. So, here’s a list of all the films I’ve seen lately with rough grades. If I’ve seen it before, the title will be in {parenthesis}.

September 2014

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (Sholder, 1985) B
The Changeling (Medak, 1980) B-
The Unspeakable Act (Sallitt, 2012) B+
Obvious Child (Robespierre, 2014) A-
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Craven, 1984) B
Pride (Warchus, 2014) A-
We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay, Grau, 2010) B+
I Used to Be Darker (Porterfield, 2013) B+
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (Aldrich, 1962) A-
Kristy (Blackburn, 2014) C+

August 2014

{Putty Hill} (Porterfield, 2010) B
{Welcome to the Dollhouse} (Solondz, 1996) A
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, 2013) B+
Bastards (Les salauds, Denis, 2013) B
Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants, Bustillo/Maury, 2014) B
Captain America: The First Avenger (Johnston, 2011) C-
The Babadook (Kent, 2014) B-
Housebound (Johnstone, 2014) B-
Starlet (Baker, 2012) B
Mrs. Doubtfire (Columbus, 1993) C+
The Guest (Wingard, 2014) B-
Coherence (Birkit, 2013) B+
Guardians of the Galaxy (Gunn, 2014) B
The Lego Movie (Lord/Miller, 2014) B

 

May 2013

BLISSFULLY YOURS (Apichatpong,2002) B+
DARK SKIES (Stewart, 2013) C
ARCHIPELAGO (Hogg, 2010) B+

April 2013

BRINGING UP BABY (Hawks, 1938) A-
THEOREM (Pasolini, 1968) A
SISTERS (de Palma, 1973) B+
THE DECAMERON (Pasolini, 1971) B+
THE CANTERBURY TALES (Pasolini, 1972) A
THE ICEMAN (Vronen, 2013) C-
{SAFE} (Haynes, 1995) A
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA (Tran, 1993) B
CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (von Fritsch/Wise, 1944) B+
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: PEACE AND CONFLICT (Britten, 2013) D
FOX AND HIS FRIENDS (Fassbinder, 1975) A-
A MOMENT OF INNOCENCE (Makmalbaf, 1996) A
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (Whedon, 2012) B
HOR SATAN (Dumont, 2011) B

March 2013

SERIAL MOM (Waters, 1994) B+
FIRST WIVES CLUB (Wilson, 1996) D-
KABOOM (Araki, 2010) B+
JACK AND DIANE (Gray, 2012) C+
FLOATING WEEDS (Ozu, 1959) B+
THE ACT OF KILLING (Oppenheimer, 2012) A
WHITE NIGHT (2012) B-
JE, TU, IL, ELLE (Akerman, 1976) B+
SAUTE MA VILLE (Akerman, 1968) A-
MAMMA ROMA (Pasolini, 1962) B+
GENTlEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Hawks, 1953) A-
{UP} (Docter, 2009) A


February 2013

{SPIRITED AWAY} (Miyazaki, 2001) A
NOWHERE (Araki, 1997) B+
DETENTION (Kahn, 2011) C
NOTORIOUS (Hitchcock, 1946) A
FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Fassbinder, 1974) A
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (Hosoda, 2006) B
DUMBO (Armstrong/Ferguson/Jackson/Kinney/Roberts, 1941) B
WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Teshigahara, 1964) A-
I WISH (Kore-eda, 2011) B+
ZERO DARK THIRTY (Bigelow, 2012) B-
TASTE OF CHERRY (Kiarostami, 1997) B+
V/H/S (Bruckner/McQuaid/Silence/Swanberg/West/Winguard, 2012) D
TABU (Gomes, 2012) B+
WAR OF THE WORLDS (Spielberg, 2005) B+

January 2013

CITZEN KANE (Welles, 1941) B+
{ROMY AND MICHELLE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION} (Mirkin, 1997) A-
AMERICAN MARY (Soska/Soska, 2012) B+
CITADEL (2012, Foy) F
THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (Jarecki, 2012) B+
THE COLOR PURPLE (Spielberg, 1985) B
SLEEPWALK WITH ME (Birbiglia, 2012) C+
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (Spielberg, 1977) A
{A SEPARATION} (Farhadi, 2011) A
JAWS (Spielberg, 1975) B+
HE STANDS IN THE DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE (Mekas, 1981) C+
ABSENTIA (Flanagan, 2011) D
DUEL (Spielberg, 1971) B
BLOW OUT (De Palma, 1981) A-
{FANNY AND ALEXANDER} (Bergman, 1982) A

December 2012

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE (Pajot/Swirsky) B
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL… (Travis, 2012) B+
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Zemekis, 2009) B-
A ROYAL AFFAIR (Arcel, 2012) B-
PREMIUM RUSH (Koepp, 2012) B
ALPS (Lanthimos, 2011) B+
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Trevorrow, 2012) B-
GAYBY (Lisecki, 2012) B
THIS IS NOT A FILM (Panahi, 2011) A-
THE TURIN HORSE (Tarr, 2011) B
KILLER JOE (Friedkin, 2011) B+
PROMETHEUS (Scott, 2012) C+
HEAT (Mann, 1995) A-

November 2012

NATURAL SELECTION (2011, Pickering) B
MAGIC MIKE (Soderbergh, 2012) B
AMOUR (Haneke, 2012) B+
THE MASTER (Anderson, 2012) B-
KEEP THE LIGHTS ON (Sachs, 2012) C+
THE RIVER (Tsai, 1997) B+

October 2012

{SUSPIRIA} (Argento, 1977) A
{HAUSU} (Obayashi, 1977) A-
HALLOWEEN II (Zombie, 2009) B
THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (Greenfield, 2012) B+
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (Zeitlin, 2012) B-
WAR AND PEACE (Bondarchuk, 1967) B+
EXCISION (Bates, 2012) A-

September 2012

HOLY MOTORS (Carax, 2012) B-
ABOUT ELLY (Farhadi, 2009) A-
AFTERSCHOOL (Campos, 2008) B
MOONRISE KINGDOM (Anderson, 2012) B
GOODBYE FIRST LOVE (Hansen-Løve, 2011) B-
PARTY GIRL (von Scherler Mayer, 1995) A-
MARGARET EXTENDED CUT (Lonergan, 2011) A-
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Strickland, 2012) B-
THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (Imamura, 1983) A-
{CLEO FROM 5 TO 7} (VARDA, 1962) A
LE QUATTRO VOLTE (Frammartino, 2010) A-
{PARIS IS BURNING} (Livingston, 1990) A

August 2012

THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (Jordan, 1984) B-
GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (Tsai, 2003) B
YOUR SISTER’S SISTER (Shelton, 2012) B
BUG (Friedkin, 2006) A-
CURE (Kurosawa, 1997) B+
MIDNIGHT SON (Leberecht, 2011) C+
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS (Stillman, 2012) B+
THE IMPOSTER (Layton, 2012) B+
THE RAID (Evans, 2011) C+
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (Gusmán, 2010) B
JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Akerman, 1975) A
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Nolan, 2012) B-
THE GLEANERS AND I (Varda, 2000) B+
PICKPOCKET (Bresson, 1959) B
PERSONA (Bergman, 1966) A

July 2012

THE THIN MAN (Laugier, 2012) B-
SUBMARINE (Ayoade, 2011) B-
NATE AND MARGARET (Adloff, 2012) C+
MARTIN (Romero, 1976) B+
IMAGES (Altman, 1972) B+
DATE NIGHT (Levy, 2010) C+
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (Bergman, 1961) B
{NIGHT OF THE HUNTER} (Laughton, 1955) A
OKI’S MOVIE (Hong, 2010) B
WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (Tashlin, 1957) B-
CHRONICLE (Trank, 2012) B
BIGGER THAN LIFE (Ray, 1956) B+
MAY (McKee, 2002) B+
CARNAGE (Polanski, 2011) C
ONIBABA (Shindo, 1964) A-
MIRROR (Tarkovsky, 1975) B+
WHIP IT (Barrymore, 2009) B

June 2012

THE GREY (Carnahan, 2011) C
LE HAVRE (Kaurismaki, 2011) B+
ANGUISH (Luna, 1987) B+
MEMORIES OF MURDER (Bong, 2003) B+
WE WERE HERE (Weissman, 2011) A-
EXTRATERRESTRIAL (Vigalondo, 2011) B-
LES DIABOLIQUES (Clouzot, 1955) B
HOUSE OF TOLERANCE (Bonello, 2011) A-
AMERICAN ANIMAL (D’Elia, 2011) C-
HIGH SOCIETY (Walters, 1956) B-

May 2012

{THE TREE OF LIFE} (Malick, 2011) A-
TAKE THIS WALTZ (Polley, 2011) B
THE PACT (McCarthy, 2012) B-
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (Franju, 1960) B+
4 MONTHS, 3WEEKS & 2 DAYS (Mungiu, 2007) B+
THE BROOD (Cronenburg, 1979) B
MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (McCarey, 1937) A
THE ROAD (Laranas, 2011) C+
AREA 407 (Fabrigar/Wallin, 2012) D-
EAUX D’ARTIFICE (Anger, 1953) B-
RABBIT’S MOON (Anger, 1971) A-
PUCE MOMENT (Anger, 1949) B
FIREWORKS (Anger, 1947) B+
BLOOD CAR (Orr, 2007) B-

April 2012

METROPOLITAN (Stillman, 1990) A-
MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (Whedon, 2012) B
IMITATION OF LIFE (Sirk, 1959) A
SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Jardin, 2011) B-
YOUNG ADULT (Rietman, 2011) C-
WIN WIN (McCarthy, 2011) C
12TH & DELAWARE (Ewing/Grady, 2010) B+
EMERGO (Torrens, 2011) C+
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (Godard, 2011) A-
FRAILTY (Paxton, 2001) B-
TEEN WITCH (Walker, 1989) C+
THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (Allen, 1985) B+
GOD BLESS AMERICA (Goldthwait, 2011) B
THOR (Branagh, 2011) C
THE KID WITH A BIKE (Dardennes/Dardennes, 2011) A-
DREAMS OF A LIFE (Morley, 2011) B+

March 2012

TOMBOY (Sciama, 2011) A-
MARTYRS (Laugier, 2008) B
DAY OF WRATH (Dreyer, 1942) B+
THE INNKEEPERS (West, 2011) B
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Dreyer, 1928) A-
TINY FURNITURE (Dunham, 2010) B+
{ORDET} (Dreyer, 1955) A
HADEWIJCH (Dumont, 2010) B
ATM (Brooks, 2012) D-

February 2012

TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! (Jacobsen, 2011) B
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST (Trier, 2011) B+
THE MUPPETS (Bobin, 2011) B+
RABIES (Keshales/Papushado, 2010) C+
THE MIST (Darabont, 2007) B+
BEFORE SUNRISE (Linklater, 1995) A-
PIERROT LE FOU (Godard, 1965) A-
L’ATALANTE (Vigo, 1934) A

January 2012

BOMBAY BEACH (Har’el, 2011) B-
THE FUTURE (July, 2012) B-
{SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY} (Weerasethkul, 2006) A
GYSPY BLOOD (Maguire, 2012) B+
ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (Leeman,2010) B
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 (Joost/Schulman, 2011) C+
THE FACULTY (Rodriguez, 1998) B
RETREAT (Tibbetts, 2011) D
THE ARTIST (Hazanavicius, 2011) B-
{HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH} (Mitchell, 2001) B+

December 2011

CARRIERS (Pastor/Pastor, 2009) C
EASY A (Gluck, 2010) B
THE SON (Dardenne/Dardenne, 2002) B+
FANNY AND ALEXANDER – TV VERSION (Bergman, 1982) A
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Scorsese, 1993) B+
TABLOID (Morris, 2010) B+
IKIRU (Kurosawa, 1952) B+
SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Andersson, 2000) B+
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Minelli, 1944) B-
{THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL} (Henson, 1992) A-
FINAL DESTINATION 5 (Quale, 2011) C-
BEGINNERS (Mills, 2010) B-
MARGARET (Lonergan, 2011) A
TAKE SHELTER (Nichols, 2011) B-

November 2011

POETRY (Lee, 2010) B-
THE ICE STORM (Lee, 1997) B
A SEPARATION (Farhadi, 2011) A
PUTTY HILL (Porterfield, 2010) B-
THE WOMAN (McKee, 2011) B
ALL THE REAL GIRLS (Green, 2003) B
BELLFLOWER (Glodell, 2011) B-

October 2011

TRICK ‘R TREAT (Dougherty, 2008) C+
POSSESSION (Zulawski, 1981) A
RATCATCHER (Ramsay, 1999) B+
INTO THE ABYSS (Herzog, 2011) B-
IN A LONELY PLACE (Ray, 1950) B+
MISS BALA (Naranjo, 2011) C-
MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (Durkin, 2011) B+
MISSION TO MARS (de Palma, 2000) C+
WEEKEND (Haigh, 2011) A
THE LONELIEST PLANET (Loktev, 2011) B
THE DAY HE ARRIVES (Hong, 2011) B+
MELANCHOLIA (von Trier, 2011) B
MAHJONG (Yang, 1996) B-
A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY (Yang, 1991) A
HAPPY TOGETHER (Wong, 1997) B
{GRIZZLY MAN} (Herzog, 2005) A

September 2011

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (Lonergan, 2000) B-
TAIPEI STORY (Yang, 1985) A-
DRIVE (Winding Refn, 2011) B+
SCREAM 4 (Craven, 2011) C
ARROW: THE ULTIMATE WEAPON (Kim, 2011) C-
{NASHVILLE} (Altman, 1975) A
ATTACK THE BLOCK (Cornish, 2011) C+
KILL LIST (Wheatley, 2011) B-
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (Almodovar, 2011) B+
{ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION} (Mirkin, 1997) B+
CONFETTI (Isitt, 2006) C+

August 2011

{PARIS IS BURNING} (Livingstone, 1990) A-
STONEWALL UPRISING (Davis/Heilbroner, 2010) B-
SUPER 8 (Abrams, 2011) B+
CRANK (Neveldine/Taylor, 2006) B+
MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (Altman, 1971) A
DON’T LOOK NOW (Roeg, 1973) A-
GEORGE WASHINGTON (Green, 2000) A-
MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER (Mitchell, 2010) B
STILL LIFE (Jia, 2006) A –
SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Mizoguchi, 1954) B+
STUCK (Gordon, 2007) C+
{STALKER} (Tarkovsky, 1979) A
REBECCA (Hitchcock, 1940) B-
{JUNEBUG} (Morrison, 2005) A-

 

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