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Monday
Sep222014

2015 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

9 Films Screened 
Title (Director) Grade Review 

Theatrically Released
N/A

Coming Soon / Secured Distribution 
'71 (Yann Demange) B+ Review
Labyrinth of Lies (Giulio Ricciarelli) B+ Review 
The Last Five Years (Richard LaGravenese) B Review 
A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) C+ Review
Mommy (Xavier Dolan) A- Review
The New Girlfriend (François Ozon) B Review 
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence (Roy Andersson) A-/B+ Review 
Saint Laurent
(Bertrand Bonello) B- Review
Wild Tales (Damian Szifron) A-/B+ Review

Wednesday
May072014

2014 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

110 films screened (72 released or with firm release dates) listed alphabetically
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 
or by grade if you'd prefer 


MOST RECENT SCREENINGS
Birdman (Alejandro G Innaritu) A/A-
The Boxtrolls
(Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi) B+
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson) C-
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) B+ 
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)

THEATRICAL RELEASE
22 Jump Street (Phil Lord, Chris Miller) B-  podcast 
Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat) capsule
Bachelor Weekend, The(John Butler) C+ review
Begin Again (John Carney) B+ podcast
Belle (Amma Asante) C review 
Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf) B review Opens Dec 24th 
Boyhood (Richard Linklater) A- Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier ² (Anthony & Joe Russo) B+ review 
Chef (Jon Favreau) C
Child's Pose (Calin Peter Netzer) B+ capsule
Cold Lands, The (Tom Gilroy) C- brief note 
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) podcast & reviewish 
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her, The (Ned Benson) B+ notespremiere
Divergent (Neil Burger) C review
Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman) B+ capsule
Elaine Stritch Shoot Me (Chiemi Karasawa) B+ review
Enemy (Denis Villeneuve) B capsule

Face of Love, The (Arie Posen) C-
Fault in Our Stars, The (Josh Boone) C+ Review  
Force Majeure (Ruben Ostlund) A- Review  Opens Oct 24th
Foxcatcher
 (Bennett Miller) B review  Opens Nov 17th
GBF (Darren Stein)
Get On Up
(Tate Taylor) C Review
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn) C+
Godzilla
 (Gareth Edwards) B+ review 
Gone Girl ²(David Fincher) B Jason's review 
Grand Budapest Hotel, The (Wes Anderson) B- podcast
Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) B/B+ capsule
Hellion (Kat Candler) B- capsule
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois) B podcast & list

Ida (Pawel Pawlikoswki) B+ top ten thus far 
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum) B+
Immigrant, The (James Gray) B- Marion's performance
Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood) D Review 
Land Ho! (Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens) Glenn's Review
La Bare (Joe Manganiello) B-/C+ Review
LEGO Movie, The (Phil Lord, Chris Miller) B+ Review 
Lilting (Hong Khaou) B capsule
Love is Strange
 (Ira Sachs) A- Review 
Lucy (Luc Besson) C+ podcast

Maleficent (Robert Stromberg) C+ podcast 
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg) C+ Review & Glenn's Review
Missing Picture, The (Rithy Panh) A-
Mr Turner
(Mike Leigh) B
Muppets Most Wanted
(James Bobin) B
Neighbors
(Nicholas Stoller) B Review & podcast 
Noah (Darren Aronofsky) B- podcast
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre) B podcastMichael's Review 
One I Love, The (Charlie McDowell) B- 
Pioneer (Erik Skjoldbaerg) B+ Capsule 
Pride (Matthew Warchus) B+ Review
Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky) C+ brief note
Rover, The (David Michôd) C podcast & Diana's review

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho) B+ Initial Thoughts & podcast 
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore) B+ capsule 
Still Alice (Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) B+ Review 
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie) A- Review   
Tammy (Ben Falcone) C- Review
Test (Chris Mason Johnson) B+ capsule & interview & Glenn's take
That Awkward Moment (Tom Gormican) D 
Theory of Everything (James Marsh) B Review
Two Days One Night (Dardenne Bros) B+ Review Opens Dec 24th

Under the Skin² (Jonathan Glazer) A-  podcast & best shot 
War Story (Mark Jackson) D capsule
Web Junkie (Hilla Medalia & Shosh Shlam) C+ capsule 
Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée) B+  Review
X-Men Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer) B review
Young and Beautiful (François Ozon) B Capsule  

NO RELEASE DATE OR NO DISTRIBUTOR AT THIS POINT
1001 Grams (Bent Hamer) B- Review
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) B+ Review 
Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón) A- Review 
Behavior (Ernesto Daranas) B+ Review 
Blind (Eskil Vogt) B+ Review
Boulevard (Dito Montiel) C Review 
Charlies Country (Rolf de Beer) C+ Review
Cooties (Jonathan Milott) C+ Glenn's Review 
Cub (Jonas Govaerts) C- capsule
Electric Slide (Tristan Patterson) C+ review
Every Secret Thing (Amy Berg) C+ Review 
Farewell Party, The (Tali Granit & Sharon Maymon) B+ Review
Futuro Beach (Karim Äinouz) B Review 
Gate, The (Regis Wargnier) B Review
Gerontophilia (Bruce LaBruce) B+ Review 
Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo) C+ Review
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes) C- Review 
Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada) B Review
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) B+ Review 
Life in a Fishbowl (Baldvin Zophoníasson) B Review
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) B Glenn's Review 
Loitering With Intent (Adam Rapp) C Review
Match (Stephen Belber) D Review 
Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air (Phillip Warnell) C+ Review
Miss Julie (Liv Ullman) C- Review
Out of Nature (Ole Giaever) B- Review

Princess of France () B Thoughts
Der Samurai (Till Kleinert) B- Review 
Sand Dollars (Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán) B- Review
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) B- capsule  
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) B+ Review
Vara: A Blessing (Khyentse Norbu) B/B- Review
Voices, The (Marjane Satrapi) D capsule
White Shadow (Noaz Deshe) B capsule 

Saturday
Feb012014

2014 Films, By Grade Only 

48 Films Screened Thus Far (not all of them released)
Or alphabetically if you prefer
Title | (Director) | Writing About them | #of times seen (if more than 1)
Last Year's Films Here

Q: Why are they in groups?
A: The grade groups are to show that films take a while to settle and some improve or degrade as the year goes on. So this is the "tiers" so to speak.


A/A-/B+
Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón) Review
Blind 
(Eskil Vogt) Review
Boyhood (Richard Linklater) Review 
Captain America: Winter Soldier (Anthony & Joe Russo)
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (Chiemi Karasawa)  review
The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord, Chris Miller) Review
Love is Strange (Ira Sachs) Review
Missing Picture, The (Rithy Panh)
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie) review   
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) Review 

B+/B
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) Review
Child's Pose (Calin Peter Netzer) capsule
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her, The (Ned Benson) notespremiere
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards) review
Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg) capsule
Enemy (Denis Villeneuve)  capsule 
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner)  Review
X-Men Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer)  review
Young and Beautiful (François Ozon) Capsule 

B/B-
Grand Budapest Hotel, The (Wes Anderson)
Hellion (Kat Candler)  capsule 
Immigrant, The (James Gray)  Marion's performance 
Land Ho! (Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens)Glenn's Review
Lilting (Hong Khaou) capsule
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)  Glenn's Review
Muppets Most Wanted (James Bobin)
Noah (Darren Aronofsky)
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre)  Michael's Review
Vara: A Blessing (Khyentse Norbu) Review
White Shadow (Noaz Deshe) capsule 

B-/C+
The Bachelor Weekend (John Butler) Review
Cooties (Jonathan Milott) Glenn's Review
Der Samurai (Till Kleinert) Review
Electric Slide (Tristan Patterson)  review
Every Secret Thing (Amy Berg) Review
Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky) brief note
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland)  capsule 
Web Junkie (Hilla Medalia & Shosh Shlam)  capsule 

C/C-
Belle (Amma Asante) review
Boulevard (Dito Montiel) Review
Cold Lands, The (Tom Gilroy)
Divergent (Neil Burger) review
Face of Love, The (Arie Posen)
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes)  Review
Loitering With Intent (Adam Rapp) Review

D+/D/D-/F
Match (Stephen Belber) Review
That Awkward Moment (Tom Gormican) 
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi) capsule
War Story (Mark Jackson)  capsule