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Monday
Sep222014

2015 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

29 Films Screened | 3 Released
Title (Director) Grade Review 

Julia Garner & Lily Tomlin in "Grandma"

Theatrically Released
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) B+ Review 
Match (Stephen Belber) Review 
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) B- Capsule 

Coming in 2015 / Secured Distribution 
'71 (Yann Demange) B+ Review Feb 27th
Brooklyn (John Crowley) B+ [Fox Searchlight- tba]
Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas) B Jason's Review, Margaret's Take March 27th
D Train, The (Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel) B/B- Review [IFC Films - Release tba]
Diary of a Teenage Girl, The (Marielle Heller) B Michael's Review, Nathaniel's Take [SPC - tba]
Dope (Rick Famuyiwa) B Capsule [Open Road - Release tba]
Grandma (Paul Weitz) B+/A- Review [SPC - tba]
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes) C- Review 
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) B+ Review March 15th
Labyrinth of Lies (Giulio Ricciarelli) B+ Review  [Sony Pictures Classics - tba]
Last Five Years, The (Richard LaGravenese) B Review  Feb 13th
A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) C+ Review March 27th
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg) C+ Nathaniel's ReviewGlenn's Take Feb 27th 
New Girlfriend, The (François Ozon) B- Review TBA
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch... (Roy Andersson) B+ Review TBA
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) B- Review [Sony Pictures Classics - tba]
Strangerland (Kim Farrant) C+ Review [Alchemy (formerly Millenium Entertainment) -Release tba]
Tangerine (Sean Baker) B+/A- Review [Magnolia - Release tba]
Voices, The (Marjane Satrapi) D capsule Feb 6th

No Distributor Currently
Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) B- Capsule
Glassland (Gerard Barrett) B Review
I Am Michael (Justin Kelly) C+ Review
Nasty Baby (Sebastian Silva) B Capsule
Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia) B-/C+ Capsule  
Stanford Prison Experiment, The (Kyle Patrick Alvarez) B  Review
Sleeping With Other People (Leslye Headland) B  

 

Wednesday
May072014

2014 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

112 released + 27 unreleased
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 
Alpha Order


THEATRICAL RELEASE

22 Jump Street (Phil Lord, Chris Miller) B-  Podcast 

Abuse of Weakness
 (Catherine Breillat) Capsule 
American Sniper (Clint Eastwood) B-/C+ Brief Thoughts

Babadook, The 
²  (Jennifer Kent) B+ Interview, TOP TEN LIST
Bachelor Weekend, The (John Butler) C+ Review 
Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón) B+ Review, Honorable Mention
Begin Again ² (John Carney) B+ Podcast, Interview, Honorable Mention
Belle (Amma Asante) C Capsule 
Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf) B Review 
Big Eyes (Tim Burton) C Open Thread
Big Hero 6 ²(Don Hall & Chris Williams) B- Review, Nathaniel's take 
Birdman ² (Alejandro G Innaritu) A Review, podcast, interview, TOP TEN LIST 
Book of Life, The (Jorge R Guttierez) C  
Boxtrolls, The (Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi) B+  Reviewish, Laika's rise
Boyhood ² (Richard Linklater) A Reviewpodcast,  TOP TEN LIST

Cake (Daniel Barnz) B- FYC Surprise?, Best Actress Battle
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ² (Anthony & Joe Russo) B+ Review, TOP TEN LIST
Chef (Jon Favreau) C
Child's Pose (Calin Peter Netzer) B+ Capsule  
Circle, The (Stefan Haupt) B Capsuleinterview
Cold Lands, The (Tom Gilroy) C- Brief note 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(Matt Reeves) Podcast, reviewish, Interview
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her, The (Ned Benson) B+ Review, premiere
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) B+ Review,  Honorable Mention
Foxcatcher
 (Bennett Miller) B Review, 2nd Take, podcast 
Fury (David Ayer) B-

Gambler, The
(Rupert Wyatt) C Review
GBF (Darren Stein)
Get On Up
(Tate Taylor) C Review, Viola's cameoInterview
Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (Ana Lily Amirpour) B+ 
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn) C+ Reviewlist, interview
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards) B+ Review 
Gone Girl ²(David Fincher) B+ Review, podcast, Honorable Mention, InterviewGuest Blog
Grand Budapest Hotel, The ²(Wes Anderson) B+ podcast, 2nd viewingHonorable Mention

Happy Christmas
 (Joe Swanberg) B/B+ capsule
Hellion (Kat Candler) B- capsule
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois) B podcast & list 
Homesman, The (Tommy Lee Jones) B Review, 2nd take, FYC cinematography
Humbling, The (Barry Levinson) C+

I Am Happiness on Earth (Julián Hernández) D+ Worst of Year
Ida ²(Pawel Pawlikoswki) A- TOP TEN LIST
Imitation Game, The (Morten Tyldum) B+ Review, 2nd take, podcast, party
Immigrant, The (James Gray) B- Marion's performance
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson) C- Conversation, FYC Josh Brolin
Interior. Leather Bar (James Franco & Travis Mathews) D- 
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan) B Review, podcast
Into the Woods ² (Rob Marshall) B- Open Thread, Review, 2nd take

Jersey Boys
(Clint Eastwood) D Review,  Worst of Year
Judge, The (David Dobkin) F Worst of Year

Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
 (Mami Sunada) B 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
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev) B+
Lilting (Hong Khaou) Capsuleinterview, monologue 
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) B Review 
Loitering With Intent (Adam Rapp) C Review
Love is Strange ² (Ira Sachs) A- ReviewTOP TEN LIST
Lucy (Luc Besson) C+ Podcast
 

Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen) D Capsule, Worst of Year
Maleficent
(Robert Stromberg)podcast 
Maze Runner, The (Wes Ball) C- Review, preview party
Miss Julie (Liv Ullman) C- Review, podcast, Interview
Missing Picture, The (Rithy Panh) A- 
Mommy (Xavier Dolan) A- Review, Glenn's takeTOP TEN LIST
Most Violent Year, A (JC Chandor) B Premiere, podcast, interview
Mr Turner
(Mike Leigh) B Review, press conference, Interview
Muppets Most Wanted (James Bobin) B

Neighbors
(Nicholas Stoller) B Review & podcast 
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) B Review, podcast
Noah (Darren Aronofsky) B- podcastinterview
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 (Lars von Trier) B- Michael's Review
Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 (Lars von Trier) C- Michael's Review

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre) B podcastreview, Interview
One I Love, The (Charlie McDowell) B- 
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch) B+  Honorable Mention

Pioneer 
(Erik Skjoldbaerg) B+ Capsule 
Pride² (Matthew Warchus) Review, interview, podcastTOP TEN LIST

Railway Man, The
 (Jonathan Teplitzky) C+ brief note
Rover, The (David Michôd) C Podcast & Diana's review

Selma (Ava DuVernay) A- Podcast, premiere, party, TOP TEN LIST
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Arthur Allen Seidelman) C
Skeleton Twins, The (Craig Johnson) B Brief thoughts
Snowpiercer ²(Bong Joon-ho) B+ Thoughts,  podcast,  Honorable Mention
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore) B capsule, Margaret's Take
St. Vincent (Theodore Melfi) C+ Michael's Review
Still Alice (Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland) Review, podcast
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie) B+ Review,  Honorable Mention

Tale of Princess Kaguya, The
 (Isao Takahata) B, Ghibli docTakahata appreciation
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, podcast, Interview
Top Five (Chris Rock) C+ Brief thoughts
Two Days One Night (Dardenne Bros) B+ Review, marion's work 

Unbroken (Angelina Jolie) C+ FYC, interview
Under the Skin² (Jonathan Glazer) podcastbest shot, TOP TEN LIST

War Story
 (Mark Jackson) D capsule,  Worst of Year
Way He Looks, The (Daniel Ribeiro) B+ Capsule, interview 
We Are the Best (Lukas Moodyson) B+ Honorable Mention
Web Junkie (Hilla Medalia & Shosh Shlam) C+ capsule 
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) B- Michael's Review, podcast, JK Simmons
Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée) B+ Review, interview, Honorable Mention
Wild Tales (Damian Szifron) A-/B+ Review  

X-Men Days of Future Past
(Bryan Singer) B review

Young and Beautiful
 (François Ozon) B Capsule  

 

NO US DISTRIBUTION
1001 Grams (Bent Hamer) B- 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
Life in a Fishbowl (Baldvin Zophoníasson) B Review
Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air (Phillip Warnell) C+ Review
Out of Nature (Ole Giaever) B- Review
Princess of France () B Capsule, podcast
Der Samurai (Till Kleinert) B- Review 
Sand Dollars (Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán) B- Review 
Sea Fog (Shim Sung-bo) B-
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) B+ Review
Vara: A Blessing (Khyentse Norbu) B/B- Review
White Shadow (Noaz Deshe) B capsule 

Tuesday
Dec312013

2013 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

103 films screened (which received theatrical release)
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 
or by grade if you'd prefer 

did not end up seeing: (sad face) Lawrence Anyways, Museum Hours, Fill the Void, Black Nativity, Much Ado About Nothing, Out of the Furnace, Aint Them Bodies Saints, Pacific Rim,

AMERICAN HUSTLE

Alpha Order

12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) A² brief note, Podcast, top ten list
20 Feet From Stardom (Morgan Neville) B  

All Is Lost (JC Chandor) B- Podcast, David's Review
All The Light in the Sky (Joe Swanberg) B+ notes 
American Hustle (David O. Russell) B+ Podcast,  top ten list
August: Osage County (John Wells) B-² Toronto ReactionsAFI Capsule ²

Bastards (Claire Denis) D+ Brief Note
Beautiful Creatures (Richard LaGravenese) F Worst of...
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater) A- podcast Julie Delpy interviewtop ten list
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh) B+ Review
Best Man Holiday, The (Malcolm D Lee) not so surprise hit 
Blancanieves (Pablo Berger) B+ capsule 
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen) B+ review podcast,top ten list
Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche) B review podcast, dream i had
Bling Ring, The (Sofia Coppola) B notes 
Breakfast with Curtis (Laura Colella) B notes 
Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix Van Groeningen) B- ²

Caesar Must Die
 (Vitorrio & Paolo Taviani) B Capsule 
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass) B+ Podcast, honorable mentions
Charlie Victor Romeo (Berger, Daniels, Michelson) D
Conjuring, The (James Wan) C+ Sound, Art Direction
Counselor, The (Ridley Scott) F Podcast, Worst of...
Croods, The (Chris Sanders & Kirk DeMicco) B-  

Dallas Buyer's Club (Jean Marc Valle) B Review, Podcast
Diana (Oliver Hirschbeigel) D- Glenn's Take
Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) B- Podcast

East, The (Zal Batmamglij) B Review 
Elysium (Neill Blomkamp) C+ Review Podcast 
Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener) B+² Brief Note, top ten listPodcast, Interview ²
Ernest & Celestine (Aubier, Patar & Renner) B+ Tim's Review

Family, The (Luc Besson) D+ Capsule
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach) CapsuleMichael's Review, on Greta Gerwig, Interview, top ten list
Frozen (Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee) B+ Previous Snow Queens,  Oscar Chances?, Interview
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) B- Review Podcast
Futuro, Il (Alicia Scherson) B

Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer) D Michael's Review
Gloria (Sebastián Lelio) B+ honorable mentions
Good Day To Die Hard, A (John Moore) F Posterized, Worst of...
Grand Master, The (Wong Kar Wai) B- Daniel's Review
Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron) B-² Review, first impression
Great Beauty, The (Paolo Sorrentino) B- 
Great Gatsby, The (Baz Luhrmann) C+ ReviewDream I Had, Song

Heat, The (Paul Feig) Review 
Her (Spike Jonze) B+ Podcast, Cinematography
History of Future Folk, The (John Mitchell & Jeremy Kipp Walker) C-  
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
(Frances Lawrence) B Podcast
Hunt, The (Thomas Vinterberg) B Brief Note

I Am Divine (Jeffrey Schwartz) B
I Give It A Year (Dan Mazer) D+
I Used to Be Darker 
(Matthew Porterfield) D+
Identity Thief (Seth Gordon) D- Capsule, Worst of...
I'm So Excited (Pedro Almodóvar) B Review
In a World... (Lake Bell) B- Screenplay
Inside Llewyn Davis (The Coen Bros) B- Podcast, Ulysses the Cat
The Invisible Woman (Ralph Fiennes) C
Iron Man Three
(Shane Black) B+ Review Panel Culture

Jack the Giant Slayer (Bryan Singer) C- Review 

Kill Your Darlings (John Krokidas) B-
Kiss of the Damned
(Xan Cassavettes) C
Kon-Tiki (Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg) C+ capsule  
 

Labor Day (Jason Reitman) Review 
Lee Daniels' The Butler (Lee Daniels) B- Review Podcast
Lone Ranger, The (Gore Verbinski) C- Review Blockbuster Broken 
Lone Survivor (Peter Berg) C-
Lovelace (Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman) C+ Podcast

Man of Steel (Zach Snyder) C Panel Culture 
Missing Picture, The (Rithy Panh) B+
Monsters University (Dan Scanlon) C- Review ²
Mud (Jeff Nichols) Capsule 

Nebraska (Alexander Payne) A-² Podcast, Classic Comparison, top ten list
No (Pablo Larrain) Review, best foreign film, Nathaniel on CNNi , top ten list

Oblivion (Joseph Kozinski) D Worst of..., David's Review
Only God Forgives (Nicholas Winding Refn) D Michael's Review
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi) C Review 

Past, The (Asghar Farhadi) C Review, Interview
Philomena (Stephen Frears) B- Podcast
Place Beyond the Pines, The (Derek Cianfrance) B- ReviewPodcast
Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green)
Prisoners (Dennis Villeneuve) B Review, Podcast 

Rush (Ron Howard) C David's Review

Saving Mr Banks (John Lee Hancock) B Cocktails with Colin, Emma & Her Shoes
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (Ben Stiller) C+ Review
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh) Interview, Podcast, Posterized 
Short Term 12 (Destin Cretton) Review, Interview, top ten list
Simon Killer (Antonio Campos) C- 
Some Girl(s) (Daisy von Scherler Mayer) C- notes 
Spectacular Now, The (James Ponsoldt) B Podcast, Michael's Review
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine) B+ top ten list
Stoker (Park Chan Wook) C+ Review 
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley) B+ Editing

Teacher, A (Hannah Fidell) D-
This is Martin Bonner
 (Chad Hartigan) B notes 
Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor) D+

Upstream Color (Shane Carruth) C

Valentine Road () B- Amir's Review

Warm Bodies (Jonathan Levine) B- on the makeup
What Maisie Knew (Scott McGehee & David Siegel) B- Review 
Wind Rises, The (Hayao Miyazaki) B- 
Wolf of Wall Street, The (Martin Scorsese) B- Review
The Wolverine (James Mangold) D+ Review
World War Z (Marc Forster) Review, Sound
The World's End (Edgar Wright) C+ Michael's Take

Yossi (Eytan Fox) C Capsule 


 12 screened (without distribution or did not arrive as scheduled)

3 (Pablo Stoll) B- 
Deep, The (Baltasar Kormakuv) B  capsule 
Honeymoon (Jan Hrebejk) capsule
The Land of Eb (Andrew Williamson) B
The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On (Drew Denny)
Of Horses & Men (Benedikt Erlingsson) B+
Pit Stop
(Yen Tan) B interview, notes, Glenn's Review
Sma Citroner Gula (Teresa Fabik) B 
The Sunshine Boys (Kim Tae-gon) C- 
Unbeatable (Dante Lam) B Review