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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

Wednesday
Jan022013

2012 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

Titles are listed alphabetically 
(Or: listed in groups by grade

110 Films
Last Update 2/11/13
Title (Director) Grade #of times seen if more than 1 Reviews if applicable 

Rachel Weisz lusts uncontrollably for Tom Hiddleston. No one blames her.

Alpha Order 2012

21 Jump Street (Phil Lord & Chris Miller) B+ Review 
28 Hotel Rooms (Matt Ross) B- Capsule

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
(Timur Bekmambetov) D+ 
Amazing Spider-Man, The (Marc Webb) C- Review 
Amour (Michael Haneke) A- Review 
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright) B+ Capsule
Any Day Now (Travis Fine) C Interview 
Arbitrage (Nicholas Jarecki) C
Argo (Ben Affleck) B
Avengers, The (Joss Whedon) B+²  Review | Sequel Wishlist | In-Flight ReScreen

Bachelorette (Lesley Headland)Beau's Take | Leslye Headland Guest Blog
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Marie Losier) D+ 
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Behn Zeitlin) A- Capsule  
Beloved (Christophe Honore) C+
Bernie (Richard Linklater) C
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (John Madden) B- Review 
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell) B² Capsule 
Bullhead (Michael R Roskam) B+ 

Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) C+ 
Chronicle (Josh Trank) B- Overrated List
Cloud Atlas
(Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer) F Capsule
Compliance (Craig Zobel) C- Review & Interview
Cosmopolis 
(David Cronenberg) B+ Beau's Take 

Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) B-
Dark Knight Rises, The (Chris Nolan) B- Review
Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) Review 
Declaration of War (Valérie Donzelli) B+ 
Deep Blue Sea
(Terence Davies) B/B+
Django Unchained
(Quentin Tarantino) B Various Posts

End of Watch (David Ayer) B+

Farewell My Queen (Benoît Jacquot) B+ Review
Flight (Robert Zemeckis) B- Review
For a Good Time, Call... (Jamie Travis) C+ Capsule 
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton) B+ original short | Capsule

Gayby (Jonathan Lipsicki) B+ Capsule | Interview 
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter) B²

Haywire (Steven Soderbergh) C Review 
Hello I Must Be Going (Todd Louiso) B Melanie Lynskey Guest Blog
Hit So Hard (P David Ebersole) 
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi) C+ Review
Holy Motors (Leos Carax) B+ Capsule
Hope Springs (David Frankel) Capsule 
How to Survive a Plague (David France) B+ 
The House I Live In (Eugene Jarecki) B+
Hunger Games (Gary Ross) B- Review 

I Want Your Love (Travis Mathews) Interview
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona) C+ 
The Invisible War (Kirby Dick) B- 

Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Mark and Jay Duplass) D+
John Carter (Andrew Stanton) C+ Review 
Joyful Noise (Todd Graf) C-

Keep the Lights On (Ira Sachs) C+ Capsule & Overrated List
Killer Joe (William Friedkin) B- Capsule

Lawless (John Hillcoat) B- Review 
Lincoln (Steven Spielberg) B+/A- Podcast
Life of Pi (Ang Lee) C Overrated List
Lola Versus (Daryl Wein) C
Looper (Rian Johnson)B+ Review
The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev) B+ Review

Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh) A-³ Review 
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson) C+ Review & Overrated List
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay) B+
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) A-³ Screening & Interview & Various Posts
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) B+ Capsule 
Mirror Mirror (Tarsem) Review 
Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo) B Capsule 

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Peter Hedges) D- Capsule 
On the Road (Walter Salles) B- Brief Thoughts 
Our Children (Joachim LaFosse) C+ Capsule 
Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier) B+ 

The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) B-  Review & Interview
ParaNorman (Chris Butler & Sam Fell) 
Paul Williams Still Alive (Stephen Kessler) C+
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford) Capsule
People Like Us (Alex Kurtzman) C- Capsule 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky) B Capsule & Interview
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Hewitt) C
Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore) B² Capsule
Premium Rush (David Koepp) D Capsule
Prometheus (Ridley Scott) B Capsule 

Quartet (Dustin Hoffman) D Capsule

Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey) C- Capsule
Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman) C Review 
A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel) B Brief Thought
Rust & Bone (Jacques Audiard) B-  

Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul)
The Secret Life of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi) B- Capsule
The Sessions (Ben Lewin) B- Review 
Seven Psycopaths (Martin McDonagh) tba
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell) C+ Brief Thought
Skyfall (Sam Mendes) B+ Review 
Smashed (James Ponsoldt) B/B-
Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders) C+² Review
Sparkle (Salim Akil) Review 
Starlet
(Sean Baker) B+  

Le Tableau/The Painting (Jean Francois) B/B- 
Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley) B-
Ted
(Seth MacFarlane) B+ 
This is 40 
(Judd Apatow) C-
To Rome With Love (Woody Allen) D+ Review
Total Recall (Len Wiseman) C- Review

Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz) B- Interview

Wanderlust (David Wain) C+ 
What a Man 
(Matthias Schweighöfer) C 
Wreck-It Ralph
(Rich Moore) C+ 

Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow) B+³ 

No Distribution in the States
Bwakaw (Jun Lana) A-  Review

Older Movies (Finally Released in the States OR Special Re-Releases) but too old to be eligible for my annual awards or for me to think of them as 2012 releases.
Hipsters (Valeriy Todorovskiy.... Russia from 2008)
Boy (Taika Waititi... New Zealand from 2010)
Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly... from 1952) A+⁷ Best Shot
Titanic 3D (James Cameron... from 1997) A⁴ in its original form... B with new 3D 
Oki's Movie (Hong Sang Soo... Korea from 2010) C- 

REVIEWS 2011 | REVIEWS 2010