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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  



2014 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

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


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
 (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
(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

(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

(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  


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 


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,


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