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Monday
Sep222014

2015 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

11 Films Screened 
Title (Director) Grade Review 

Theatrically Released
N/A

Coming Soon / Secured Distribution 
'71 (Yann Demange) B+ Review Feb 27th
Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas) B Jason's Review, Margaret's Take March 27th
Labyrinth of Lies (Giulio Ricciarelli) B+ Review  tba
The Last Five Years (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 
The New Girlfriend (François Ozon) B- Review tba
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence (Roy Andersson) B+ Review TBA
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) B- Review  TBA 
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland) B- capsule Jan 23rd 
Wild Tales (Damian Szifron) A-/B+ Review Feb 20th 

 

 

Wednesday
May072014

2014 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

94 released + 31 unreleased
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 
or by grade if you'd prefer 


THEATRICAL RELEASE

22 Jump Street (Phil Lord, Chris Miller) B-  Podcast 
Abuse of Weakness (Catherine Breillat) Capsule
Babadook, The (Jennifer Kent) B+ 
Bachelor Weekend, The (John Butler) C+ Review 
Bad Hair (Mariana Rondón) A-/B+ Review 
Begin Again ² (John Carney) B+ Podcast, Interview
Belle (Amma Asante) C Capsule 
Beloved Sisters (Dominik Graf) B Review 
Big Eyes (Tim Burton) TBA Open Thread
Big Hero 6 ²(Don Hall & Chris Williams) B- Review, Nathaniel's take 
Birdman ² (Alejandro G Innaritu) A Review, podcast, interview
Boxtrolls, The (Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi) B+  Reviewish, Laika's rise
Boyhood (Richard Linklater) A- Reviewpodcast

Cake (Daniel Barnz) B-
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ² 
(Anthony & Joe Russo) B+ Review 
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 
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) A- Review 
Foxcatcher
 (Bennett Miller) B Review, Michael's Take, podcast
Gambler, The (Rupert Wyatt) C Review
GBF (Darren Stein)
Get On Up
(Tate Taylor) C Review, Viola's cameo
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn) C+ Reviewlist, interview
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards) B+ Review 
Gone Girl ²(David Fincher) B Jason's review, podcast
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
Humbling, The (Barry Levinson) C+

Ida ²(Pawel Pawlikoswki) B+ top ten thus far 
The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum) B+ Review, Glenn's take, podcast
Immigrant, The (James Gray) B- Marion's performance
Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson) C- Conversation
Interstellar (Christopher Nolan) B Review, podcast
Into the Woods (Rob Marshall) TBA Open Thread
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
Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev) B+
Lilting (Hong Khaou) Capsuleinterview, monologue 
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry) B Glenn's Review 
Love is Strange (Ira Sachs) A- Review 
Lucy (Luc Besson) C+ Podcast
 

Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen) D Capsule
Maleficent
(Robert Stromberg) C+ podcast 
Miss Julie (Liv Ullman) C- Review, podcast
Missing Picture, The (Rithy Panh) A- 
Mommy (Xavier Dolan) A- Review, Glenn's take
Most Violent Year, A (JC Chandor) B Premiere, podcast,
Mr Turner
(Mike Leigh) B Review, press conference
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 podcastMichael's Review 
One I Love, The (Charlie McDowell) B- 
Pioneer (Erik Skjoldbaerg) B+ Capsule 
Pride (Matthew Warchus) B+ Review, interview, podcast
Railway Man, The (Jonathan Teplitzky) C+ brief note
Rover, The (David Michôd) C Podcast & Diana's review

Selma (Ava DuVernay) B+ Podcast, premiere
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks () TBA
Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho) B+ Initial Thoughts & podcast 
Song of the Sea (Tomm Moore) B+ capsule, Margaret's Take
Still Alice (Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland) B+ Review, podcast
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie) A- Review   
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
Two Days One Night (Dardenne Bros) B+ Review, marion's work 

 

Under the Skin² (Jonathan Glazer) A-  podcast & best shot 
War Story (Mark Jackson) D capsule 
Way He Looks, The (Daniel Ribeiro) B+ Capsule, interview
Web Junkie (Hilla Medalia & Shosh Shlam) C+ capsule 
Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) B- Michael's Review, podcast, JK Simmons press conference
Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée) B+ Review, interview 
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 
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
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
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
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