Friday, February 01, 2019

January 2019 Film Log

-Bird Box (Susanne Bier, 2018): C- -- HD stream

-Escape Room (Adam Robitel, 2019): C-

-Glass (M. Night Shyamalan, 2019): B-

-If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins, 2018): B -- 1st and 2nd viewings

-Infinite Football (Fotbal Infinit) (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2018): B -- HD stream

-Juggernaut (Richard Lester, 1974): B -- Blu-ray

-The Kid Who Would Be King (Joe Cornish, 2019): B-

-Kill Mobile (Shoujikuang xiang) (Miao Yu, 2018): C-

-Lost in America (Albert Brooks, 1985): B+ -- Blu-ray

-Replicas (Jeffrey Nachmanoff, 2018): D+

-Serenity (Steven Knight, 2019): D

-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, 2018): B+ -- 2nd viewing

-Stan & Ollie (Jon S. Baird, 2018): B-

-The Upside (Neil Burger, 2017): C-

-Zvizdal: [Chernobyl - SO FAR SO CLOSE] (BERLIN, 2016): B -- with live performance

Viewing Locations and Formats
-Theatrical viewings: 12  (DCP: 12) (includes one live performance)
-Home viewings: 4 (HD streams: 2, Blu-ray: 2)
-Live performances: 1

January Totals
-# of screenings: 16
-Unique # of films seen: 15
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 14

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2018 Film Log

2018 U.S. Releases

-2.0 (S. Shankar, 2018): B -- 3D

-7 Days in Entebbe (José Padilha, 2018): C+

-12 Strong (Nicolai Fuglsig, 2018): C-

-The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood, 2018): C

-24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami, 2017): B -- HD stream

-2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation: (Various artists, 2018): B-
     Includes:
     -Dear Basketball (Glen Keane, 2017)
     -Negative Space (Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, 2017)
     -LOU (Dave Mullins, 2017)
     -Revolting Rhymes Part One (Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh, and Bin-Han To,
      2016)
     -Garden Party (Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile
      Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, and Lucas Navarro, 2017)
     -Lost Property Office (Daniel Agdag, 2017)
     -Weeds (Kevin Hudson, 2017)
     -Achoo (Lucas Boutrot, Élise Carret, Maoris Creantor, Pierre Hubert, Camille
      Lacroix, and Charlotte Perroux, 2018)

-Adrift (Baltasar Kormákur, 2018): B

-American Animals (Bart Layton, 2018): B

-Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018): -- first and second viewings

-Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed, 2018): B

-Aquaman (James Wan, 2018): B

-Assassination Nation (Sam Levinson, 2018): D

-At Eternity's Gate (Julian Schnabel, 2018): B

-Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, 2018): C -- Cinemark XD

-Bad Times at the El Royale (Drew Goddard, 2018): B-

-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2018): B -- HD stream

-Beast (Michael Pearce, 2017): B

-Beautiful Boy (Felix van Groeningen, 2018): B

-Beirut (Brad Anderson, 2018): B

-Bel Canto (Paul Weitz, 2018): C-

-Ben is Back (Peter Hedges, 2018): B+

-Bisbee '17 (Robert Greene, 2018): A

-Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018): B -- first and second viewings

-BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018): A- -- Dolby Cinema

-Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada, 2018): B

-Blockers (Kay Cannon, 2018): B-

-Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018): B- -- IMAX

-Book Club (Bill Holderman, 2018): C+

-The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet, 2017): C-

-Border (Gräns) (Ali Abbasi, 2018): B-

-Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton, 2018): B

-Breaking In (James McTeigue, 2018): D+

-Bumblebee (Travis Knight, 2018): B

-Burning (Beoning) (Lee Chang-dong, 2018): B+

-Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller, 2018): B

-The China Hustle (Jed Rothstein, 2017): B-

-Christopher Robin (Marc Forster, 2018): C-

-The Cloverfield Paradox (Julius Onah, 2018): C-  -- HD stream

-Cold War (Zimna wojna) (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018): A-

-Colette (Wash Westmoreland, 2018): C+

-The Commuter (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2018): B

-A Cool Fish (Wu ming zhi bei) (Rao Xiaozhi, 2018): C-

-Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018): B

-Creed II (Steven Caple Jr., 2018): C

-Crime + Punishment (Stephen Maing, 2018): B

-Damsel (David Zellner and Nathan Zellner, 2018): B-

-Deadpool 2 (David Leitch, 2018): C

-Destroyer (Karyn Kusama, 2018): C-

-Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio, 2017): C-

-Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot (Gus Van Sant, 2018): B+

-Double Lover (L'amant double) (François Ozon, 2017): B-

-Early Man (Nick Park, 2018): B-

-Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018): B+

-The Endless (Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, 2017): C+

-Fahrenheit 11/9 (Michael Moore, 2018): C

-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (David Yates, 2018): C-

-The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018): A-

-Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley, 2018): D

-Filmworker (Tony Zierra, 2017): B

-First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018): A- --IMAX

-The First Purge (Gerard McMurray, 2018): C

-First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2017): A -- second viewing

-Free Solo (Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018): B+

-The Front Runner (Jason Reitman, 2018): C

-Game Night (John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, 2018): B

-Gemini (Aaron Katz, 2017): B

-Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, 2017): B-

-The Girl in the Spider's Web (Fede Alvarez, 2018): C-

-Goldstone (Ivan Sen, 2016): C-

-Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Ari Sandel, 2018): C

-Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018): C+

-The Grinch (Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, 2018): B-

-The Guardians (Les gardiennes) (Xavier Beauvois, 2017): B

-Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross, 2018): B+

-Halloween (David Gordon Green, 2018): B

-Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018): -- HD stream

-The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr., 2018): B

-Hearts Beat Loud (Brett Haley, 2018): B-

-Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018): B

-Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018): B- -- theatrical viewing at TIFF 2018 and HD stream

-Holmes & Watson (Etan Cohen, 2018): B-

-Hotel Artemis (Drew Pearce, 2018): C-

-Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018): C

-The House That Jack Built: Director's Cut (Lars von Trier, 2018): D

-The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Eli Roth, 2018): C -- IMAX

-How to Talk to Girls at Parties (John Cameron Mitchell, 2017): D+

-Hunter Killer (Donovan Marsh, 2018): B-

-I Feel Pretty (Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, 2018): C

-Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird, 2018): B

-Insidious: The Last Key (Adam Robitel, 2018): C

-Instant Family (Sean Anders, 2018): A-

-The Island (Bo Huang, 2018): C

-Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018): B-

-John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (Julien Faraut, 2018): B

-Johnny English Strikes Again (David Kerr, 2018): C

-Juliet, Naked (Jesse Peretz, 2018): B

-Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (J.A. Bayona, 2018): B-

-Kin (Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker, 2018): D

-The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener, 2018): B- -- HD stream

-Leave No Trace (Debra Granik, 2018): A

-Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (Claire Denis, 2017): B

-Life Itself (Dan Fogelman, 2018): C-

-Life of the Party (Ben Falcone, 2018): C-

-The Little Stranger (Lenny Abrahamson, 2018): B+

-Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti, 2018): B+

-Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker, 2018): C-

-Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Ol Parker, 2018): B-

-Mandy (Panos Cosmatos, 2018): B

-Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall, 2018): C+

-Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke, 2018): C

-Mary and the Witch's Flower (Meari to majo no hana) (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2017): C+

-The Meg (Jon Turteltaub, 2018): C+

-Mid90s (Jonah Hill, 2018): C-

-Minding the Gap (Bing Liu, 2018): B -- HD stream

-Mirai (Mirai no Mirai) (Mamoru Hosoda, 2018): B

-The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018): C

-Mission: Impossible--Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie, 2018): A -- Dolby Cinema; first and second viewings

-Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018): B+

-Monsters and Men (Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2018): B-

-Mortal Engines (Christian Rivers, 2018): C-

-The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018): B

-Never Goin' Back (Augustine Frizzell, 2018): D+

-Night School (Malcolm D. Lee, 2018): C

-Nobody's Fool (Tyler Perry, 2018): C+

-The Nun (Corin Hardy, 2018): C+ -- IMAX

-The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, 2018): C+

-The Oath (Ike Barinholtz, 2018): D+ 

-Ocean's 8 (Gary Ross, 2018): B-

-Of Fathers and Sons (Talal Derki, 2017): B

-Oh Lucy! (Atsuko Hirayanagi, 2017): C-

-The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery, 2018): A-

-On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder, 2018): B

-The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018): (no grade)

-Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018): C -- IMAX

-Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S. DeKnight, 2018): C-

-Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2017): A

-Papillon (Michael Noer, 2017): B-

-The Party (Sally Potter, 2017): C-

-Peppermint (Pierre Morel, 2018): D-

-Peter Rabbit (Will Gluck, 2018): C

-Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Wim Wenders, 2018): C+

-The Possession of Hannah Grace (Diederik Van Rooijen, 2018): D-

-The Predator (Shane Black, 2018): C+ -- Dolby Cinema

-Private Life (Tamara Jenkins, 2018): A- -- HD stream

-A Private War (Matthew Heineman, 2018): B

-Project Gutenberg (Mo seung) (Felix Chong, 2018): B-

-Prospect (Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl, 2018): C

-Proud Mary (Babak Najafi, 2018): D+

-Psychokinesis (Yeom-lyeok) (Yeon Sang-Ho, 2018): B- -- HD stream

-Puzzle (Marc Turteltaub, 2018): C

-A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, 2018): B+

-Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, 2018): B+

-Rampage (Brad Peyton, 2018): C-

-RBG (Julie Cohen and Betsy West, 2018): B-

-Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, 2018): C -- 70mm print

-Red Sparrow (Francis Lawrence, 2018): B

-The Rider (Chloé Zhao, 2017): B+

-Robin Hood (Otto Bathurst, 2018): D+

-Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018): A -- one screening with Dolby Atmos; first,second, and third screenings

-Searching (Aneesh Chaganty, 2018): B+

-Second Act (Peter Segal, 2018): C

-Set It Up (Claire Scanlon, 2018): A- -- HD stream

-Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018): B+

-Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018): -- theatrical viewing at TIFF 2018 and HD stream

-Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Stefano Sollima, 2018): C-

-A Simple Favor (Paul Feig, 2018): B

-The Sisters Brothers (Jacques Audiard, 2018): B

-Skate Kitchen (Crystal Moselle, 2018): C

-Skyscraper (Rawson Marshall Thurber, 2018): B

-Smallfoot (Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig, 2018): B-

-Sollers Point (Matthew Porterfield, 2017): B

-Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard, 2018): B-

-Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018): B-

-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, 2018): B+

-The Spy Who Dumped Me (Susanna Fogel, 2018): C-

-A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018): B+ -- Dolby Cinema

-Superfly (Director X, 2018): C

-Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski, 2018): B+

-Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino, 2018): C

-Tag (Jeff Tomsic, 2018): C

-Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, 2018): B-

-Terminal (Vaughn Stein, 2018): D

-The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017): B+ -- 2nd viewing; grade revised from C

-Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley, 2017): B+

-A Thousand Thoughts (Sam Green, 2018): A-

-Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018): B

-To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson, 2018): B- -- HD stream

-Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018): C

-Truth or Dare (Jeff Wadlow, 2018): C-

-Tully (Jason Reitman, 2018): B+

-Uncle Drew (Charles Stone III, 2018): C

-Unfriended: Dark Web (Stephen Susco, 2018): B-

-Unsane (Steven Soderbergh, 2018): B

-Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018): B

-Venom (Reuben Fleischer, 2018): C -- IMAX

-Vice (Adam McKay, 2018): C-

-Vox Lux (Brady Corbet, 2018): B+

-Welcome to Marwen (Robert Zemeckis, 2018): C

-Where is Kyra? (Andrew Dosunmu, 2017): C

-White Boy Rick (Yann Demange, 2018): C

-Whitney (Kevin Macdonald, 2018): B

-Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018): B-

-The Wife (Björn Runge, 2017): B-

-Wildlife (Paul Dano, 2018): A

-Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville, 2018): B+

-A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, 2018): C-

-The Year of Spectacular Men (Lea Thompson, 2017): C-

-You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017): B

Older Films

-The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Nathan Juran, 1958): B-

-13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016): B

-2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968): A+ -- 70mm "unrestored" print; 3rd viewing

-The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993): A -- Blu-ray

-American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003): B+ -- 35mm; 2nd viewing

-Belle (Amma Asante, 2013): B -- 2nd viewing

-La belle noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, 1991): A- -- Blu-ray

-The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1998): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo) (Dario Argento, 1970): B- -- 4K restoration

-Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980): B -- HD stream

-Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017): A- -- DVD

-Les carabiniers (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963): B+ -- 35mm print

-Choose Me (Alan Rudolph, 1984): -- projected DVD

-Christmas in Connecticut (Peter Godfrey, 1945): B

-Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach) (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, 1968): B

-Cold Water (L'eau froide) (Olivier Assayas, 1994): B -- Blu-ray

-The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (Sergei Parajanov, 1969): B -- Blu-ray

-Columbus (Kogonada, 2017): A -- 2nd viewing

-Le corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943): A-

-Coeur fidèle (Jean Epstein, 1923): B -- w/ Alloy Orchestra accompaniment

-The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Le crime de Monsieur Lange) (Jean Renoir, 1936): B-

-Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991): B -- 2nd viewing

-Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995): A -- repeat viewing (first theatrical viewing)

-Deep Red (Profondo rosso) (Dario Argento, 1975): B- -- 4K restoration

-Dementia 13 (Director's Cut) (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963): B-

-Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954): B+ -- 3D; 3rd viewing

-Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003): B+ -- 2nd viewing

-A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica) (Sebastián Lelio, 2017): B

-A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) (Sergio Leone, 1964): B+ -- 2nd viewing; 4K restoration

-The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980): B -- 4K; 2nd viewing

-For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in più) (Sergio Leone, 1965): B -- 2nd viewing

-The Fugitive (Andrew Davis, 1993): B -- repeat viewing

-The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (Sergio Leone, 1966): A -- 2nd viewing; 4K restoration

-Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978): B+ -- repeat viewing

-Handsworth Songs (John Akomfrah, 1987): (no grade)

-The Hidden (Jack Sholder, 1987): C+ -- HD recording

-Hostiles (Scott Cooper, 2017): C-

-The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1994): A -- Blu-ray; 2nd viewing

-Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014): A -- 70mm; 3rd viewing (2nd in 70mm)

-The Insult (L'insulte) (Ziad Doueiri, 2017): B+

-King of Hearts (Le roi de coeur) (Philippe de Broca, 1966): B-


-Lady on a Train (Charles David, 1945): B+ -- HD recording

-The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998): A -- Blu-ray; repeat viewing

-The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper, 1971): C

-Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944): B -- Blu-ray

-Loveless (Nelyubov) (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017): B

-Married to the Mob (Jonathan Demme, 1988): C- -- Blu-ray

-Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964): B

-Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (Bong Joon-ho, 2003): B+ -- HD stream

-Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002): A -- Blu-ray; repeat viewing

-Monkey Business (Howard Hawks, 1952): A-

-Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968): B+

-North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959): A -- 4K restoration; repeat viewing

-One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'une chante l'autre pas) (Agnès Varda, 1977): C+

-A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippêji) (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926): (no grade) -- with Alloy Orchestra accompaniment

-Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966): A-

-Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017): A -- first and second viewings

-Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992): B-

-Rambling Rose (Martha Coolidge, 1991): B+ -- 35mm

-Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-Remember My Name (Alan Rudolph, 1978): B+ -- 35mm

-The Revolt of Mamie Stover (Raoul Walsh, 1956): B

-Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, 2017): B-

-Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993): A  -- 2nd viewing

-Selena (Gregory Nava, 1997): C -- 35mm

-The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957): B+ -- 35mm

-Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924): A  -- with live musical accompaniment by Sue Harshe

-The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940): A-

-Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson, 2017): A -- third viewing

-Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (Ingmar Bergman, 1953): B+ -- 35mm

-Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977): A -- Blu-ray

-They Live (John Carpenter, 1988): B+ -- 35mm; 2nd viewing

-Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) (Ingmar Bergman, 1961): B -- 35mm

-To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963): B+

-Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001): B- -- 35mm

-Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958): A+ -- 70mm; repeat viewing

-Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970): B

-Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) (Wim Wenders, 1987): B

-Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna) (Ingmar Bergman, 1963): A

-Wormwood (Errol Morris, 2017): B+ -- HD stream

-Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968): B+ -- 2nd viewing

-Zombie (Zombi 2) (Lucio Fulci, 1979): B

Shorts

-#TheLateBatsby (Lauren Faust and Jennifer Kluska, 2018): B-
-Aspirational (Matthew Frost, 2014): B
-Baby Brother (Kamau Bilal, 2018): B-
-Balloonfest (Nathan Truesdell, 2017): B+
-Bao (Domee Shi, 2018): B-
-Graven Image (Sierra Pettengill, 2017): B+
-Lick the Star (Sofia Coppola, 1998): B
-Take What You Can Carry (Matthew Porterfield, 2015): -- projected HD video

Shorts Compilation Programs

-Saving Orphan Films: The Amateurs and Others
     -Home movie of French Quarter, New Orleans, before Katrina (Helen
     Hill, ca. 2002)
     -Venus and Adonis (J. V. D. Bucher and Harry Dunham, 1935)
     -The Inner World of Aphasia (Edward R. Feil and Naomi Feil, 1968)
     -Përjetësi (Eternity) (Dhimitër Anagnosti, 1973)
     -Long Binh Post Exchange [South Vietnam] (Marcellus Hartman, ca. 1971)
     -EPH 4/27/16 (Ephraim Horowitz, 1979)

Not Yet Released in the U.S.

-3 Faces (Se rokh) (Jafar Panahi, 2018): A

-Adriana's Pact (El Pacto de Adriana) (Lissette Orozco, 2017): C

-América (Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside, 2018): A

-American Dharma (Errol Morris, 2018): B-

-Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv) (Jia Zhangke, 2018): B+

-The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester, 2018): B-

-Blind Spot (Blindsone) (Tuva Novotny, 2018): A

-Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (Asghar Farhadi, 2018): B

-Flight of a Bullet (Polet Puli) (Beata Bubenec, 2017): (no grade)

-Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry, 2018): B

-High Life (Claire Denis, 2018): B+

-Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo, 2018): B-

-"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians" ("Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari") (Radu Jude, 2018): A-

-In Fabric (Peter Strickland, 2018): B-

-The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (Simon Jaquemet, 2018): C

-Killing (Zan) (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2018): D+

-Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (Bi Gan, 2018): C -- portions in 3D

-Lovers of the Night (Anna Frances Ewert, 2017): B-

-Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2018): B-

-Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog and André Singer, 2018): C

-Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (Olivier Assayas, 2018): B+

-Our New President (Maxim Pozdorovkin, 2018): C+

-Secret Screening GaleB+

-Secret Screening MistralB+

-Secret Screening ZephyrB-

-Taming the Horse (Tao Gu, 2017): C

-Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018): A

-Vita & Virginia (Chanya Button, 2018): C-

-The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018): B+

2018 Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 303 (DCP: 283, 35mm: 15, 70mm: 4, projected DVD: 1) (includes three live accompaniments and one live performance)
-Home viewings: 28 (HD streams: 15, Blu-ray: 10, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live accompaniments: 3
-Live performances: 1

-# of screenings: 331
-Unique # of films seen: 322 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 290

2018 Format Breakdown

35mm
-American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, 2003)
-The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1998)
-The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)
-Les carabiniers (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
-Rambling Rose (Martha Coolidge, 1991)
-Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
-Remember My Name (Alan Rudolph, 1978)
-Selena (Gregory Nava, 1997)
-The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet) (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
-Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)
-Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
-They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)
-Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) (Ingmar Bergman, 1961)
-To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955) 
-Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)

70mm
-2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) -- 70mm "unrestored" print
-Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014) 
-Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, 2018)
-Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)

Projected DVD
-Choose Me (Alan Rudolph, 1984)

HD Stream
-24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami, 2017) 
-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2018) 
-Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980) 
-The Cloverfield Paradox (Julius Onah, 2018) 
-Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018) 
-Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018)
-The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener, 2018)
-Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (Bong Joon-ho, 2003) 
-Minding the Gap (Bing Liu, 2018) 
-Private Life (Tamara Jenkins, 2018)
-Psychokinesis (Yeom-lyeok) (Yeon Sang-Ho, 2018)
-Set It Up (Claire Scanlon, 2018) 
-Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018) 
-To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson, 2018) 
-Wormwood (Errol Morris, 2017) 

HD Recording
-The Hidden (Jack Sholder, 1987) 
-Lady on a Train (Charles David, 1945)

Blu-ray
-The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993)
-La belle noiseuse (Jacques Rivette, 1991)
-Cold Water (L'eau froide) (Olivier Assayas, 1994)
-The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova) (Sergei Parajanov, 1969)
-The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1994)
-The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998)
-Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
-Married to the Mob (Jonathan Demme, 1988)
-Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
-Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) 

DVD
-Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)

Monday, December 31, 2018

December 2018 Film Log

-2.0 (S. Shankar, 2018): B -- 3D

-24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami, 2017): B -- HD stream

-Aquaman (James Wan, 2018): B

-At Eternity's Gate (Julian Schnabel, 2018): B

-The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2018): B -- HD stream

-Ben is Back (Peter Hedges, 2018): B+

-Bumblebee (Travis Knight, 2018): B

-Burning (Beoning) (Lee Chang-dong, 2018): B+

-Christmas in Connecticut (Peter Godfrey, 1945): B

-Cold War (Zimna wojna) (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018): A-

-A Cool Fish (Wu ming zhi bei) (Rao Xiaozhi, 2018): C-

-Destroyer (Karyn Kusama, 2018): C-

-Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003): B+ -- 2nd viewing

-The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018): A-

-Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018): A -- HD stream

-Holmes & Watson (Etan Cohen, 2018): B-

-The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1994): A  -- Blu-ray; 2nd viewing

-Married to the Mob (Jonathan Demme, 1988): C- -- Blu-ray

-Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall, 2018): C+

-Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke, 2018): C

-Minding the Gap (Bing Liu, 2018): B -- HD stream

-Mirai (Mirai no Mirai) (Mamoru Hosoda, 2018): B

-Mortal Engines (Christian Rivers, 2018): C-

-The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018): B

-On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder, 2018): B

-Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992): B-

-The Possession of Hannah Grace (Diederik Van Rooijen, 2018): D-

-Prospect (Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl, 2018): C

-Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018): A -- 3rd viewing

-Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993): A  -- 2nd viewing

-Second Act (Peter Segal, 2018): C

-Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924): A  -- with live musical accompaniment by Sue Harshe

-The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940): A-

-Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018): A -- HD stream; 2nd viewing

-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, 2018): B+

-Vice (Adam McKay, 2018): C-

-Vox Lux (Brady Corbet, 2018): B+

-Welcome to Marwen (Robert Zemeckis, 2018): C

-Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin) (Wim Wenders, 1987): B

The top films new to me (current releases):

-Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice)
-Cold War (Zimna wojna)
-The Favourite
-Vox Lux
-Burning (Beoning)

The top films new to me (repertory):

-Sherlock Jr.
-The Shop Around the Corner
-Christmas in Connecticut
-Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin)

Viewing locations & formats:

-Theatrical viewings: 32 (DCP: 32, 35mm: 0, 70mm: 0)
-Home viewings: 7 (Blu-ray: 2, HD stream: 5)

December Totals:

-# of screenings: 39
-# of unique films seen: 39
-# of feature films new to me: 35

Year-to-date Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 303 (DCP: 283, 35mm: 15, 70mm: 4, projected DVD: 1) (includes three live accompaniments and one live performance)
-Home viewings: 28 (HD streams: 15, Blu-ray: 10, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live accompaniments: 3
-Live performances: 1

-# of screenings: 331
-Unique # of films seen: 322 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 290

Friday, November 30, 2018

November 2018 Film Log

-Beautiful Boy (Felix van Groeningen, 2018): B

-Bohemian Rhapsody (Bryan Singer, 2018): B- -- IMAX

-Border (Gräns) (Ali Abbasi, 2018): B-

-Boy Erased (Joel Edgerton, 2018): B

-Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Marielle Heller, 2018): B

-Cold Water (L'eau froide) (Olivier Assayas, 1994): B -- Blu-ray

-Creed II (Steven Caple Jr., 2018): C

-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (David Yates, 2018): C-

-The Front Runner (Jason Reitman, 2018): C

-The Girl in the Spider's Web (Fede Alvarez, 2018): C-

-Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (Ari Sandel, 2018): C

-Green Book (Peter Farrelly, 2018): C+

-The Grinch (Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, 2018): B-

-The House That Jack Built: Director's Cut (Lars von Trier, 2018): D

-Instant Family (Sean Anders, 2018): A-

-Nobody's Fool (Tyler Perry, 2018): C+

-The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018): (no grade)

-Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018): C -- IMAX

-A Private War (Matthew Heineman, 2018): B

-Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, 2018): B+

-Robin Hood (Otto Bathurst, 2018): D+

-Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018): A -- 2nd viewing; upgraded from B

-Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino, 2018): C

-Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970): B

-Widows (Steve McQueen, 2018): B-

-Wildlife (Paul Dano, 2018): A

-Zombie (Zombi 2) (Lucio Fulci, 1979): B

The top films new to me (current releases):

-Wildlife
-Roma
-Instant Family

The top films new to me (repertory):

-Cold Water (L'eau froide)
-Zombie (Zombi 2)
-Wanda

Viewing locations & formats:

-Theatrical viewings: 26 (DCP: 26, 35mm: 0, 70mm: 0)
-Home viewings: 1 (Blu-ray: 1, HD stream: 0)

November Totals:

-# of screenings: 27
-# of unique films seen: 27
-# of feature films new to me: 26

Year-to-date Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 271 (DCP: 251, 35mm: 15, 70mm: 4, projected DVD: 1) (includes two live accompaniments and one live performance)
-Home viewings: 21 (HD streams: 10, Blu-ray: 8, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live accompaniments: 2
-Live performances: 1

-# of screenings: 292
-Unique # of films seen: 285 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 255

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 2018 Film Log

-Bad Times at the El Royale (Drew Goddard, 2018): B-

-Coeur fidèle (Jean Epstein, 1923): B -- w/ Alloy Orchestra accompaniment

-Colette (Wash Westmoreland, 2018): C+

-Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954): B+ -- 3D; 3rd viewing

-First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018): A- --IMAX

-The Fog (John Carpenter, 1980): B -- 4K; 2nd viewing

-Free Solo (Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018): B+

-Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978): B+ -- repeat viewing

-Halloween (David Gordon Green, 2018): B

-The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr., 2018): B

-Hunter Killer (Donovan Marsh, 2018): B-

-Johnny English Strikes Again (David Kerr, 2018): C

-Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944): B -- Blu-ray

-Mid90s (Jonah Hill, 2018): C-

-Monsters and Men (Reinaldo Marcus Green, 2018): B-

-North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959): A -- 4K; repeat viewing

-The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, 2018): C+

-The Oath (Ike Barinholtz, 2018): D+ 

-The Old Man & the Gun (David Lowery, 2018): A-

-One Sings, the Other Doesn't (L'une chante l'autre pas) (Agnès Varda, 1977): C+

-Private Life (Tamara Jenkins, 2018): A- -- HD stream

-Project Gutenberg (Mo seung) (Felix Chong, 2018): B-

-Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-The Sisters Brothers (Jacques Audiard, 2018): B

-A Star is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018): B+ -- Dolby Cinema

-Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977): A -- Blu-ray

-To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-Venom (Reuben Fleischer, 2018): C -- IMAX

-Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958): A+ -- 70mm; repeat viewing

-The Wife (Björn Runge, 2017): B-

The top films new to me (current releases):

-First Man
-Private Life
-The Old Man & the Gun
-A Star is Born
-Free Solo

The top films new to me (repertory):

-Suspiria
-Lifeboat
-Coeur fidèle

Viewing locations & formats:

-Theatrical viewings: 28 (DCP: 24, 35mm: 3, 70mm: 1) (includes one live accompaniment)
-Home viewings: 3 (Blu-ray: 2, HD stream: 1)
-Live accompaniment: 1

October Totals:

-# of screenings: 31
-# of films seen: 31
-# of unique films new to me: 23

Year-to-date Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 245 (DCP: 225, 35mm: 15, 70mm: 4, projected DVD: 1) (includes two live accompaniments and one live performance)
-Home viewings: 20 (HD streams: 10, Blu-ray: 7, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live accompaniments: 2
-Live performances: 1

-# of screenings: 265
-Unique # of films seen: 258 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 229

Monday, October 01, 2018

September 2018 Film Log

-Assassination Nation (Sam Levinson, 2018): D

-Bel Canto (Paul Weitz, 2018): C-

-The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963): A -- 35mm; repeat viewing

-The Bookshop (Isabel Coixet, 2017): C-

-Fahrenheit 11/9 (Michael Moore, 2018): C

-Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018): B- --HD stream; repeat viewing (also in TIFF 2018)

-The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Eli Roth, 2018): C -- IMAX

-John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (Julien Faraut, 2018): B

-Kin (Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker, 2018): D

-The Land of Steady Habits (Nicole Holofcener, 2018): B- -- HD stream

-Life Itself (Dan Fogelman, 2018): C-

-The Little Stranger (Lenny Abrahamson, 2018): B+

-Mandy (Panos Cosmatos, 2018): B

-Night School (Malcolm D. Lee, 2018): C

-The Nun (Corin Hardy, 2018): C+ -- IMAX

-Peppermint (Pierre Morel, 2018): D-

-The Predator (Shane Black, 2018): C+ -- Dolby Cinema

-A Simple Favor (Paul Feig, 2018): B

-Smallfoot (Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig, 2018): B-

-They Live (John Carpenter, 1988): B+ -- 35mm; 2nd viewing

-White Boy Rick (Yann Demange, 2018): C

2018 Toronto International Film Festival

-3 Faces (Se rokh) (Jafar Panahi, 2018): A

-American Dharma (Errol Morris, 2018): B-

-Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv) (Jia Zhangke, 2018): B+

-The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester, 2018): B-

-Blind Spot (Blindsone) (Tuva Novotny, 2018): A

-Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (Asghar Farhadi, 2018): B

-Her Smell (Alex Ross Perry, 2018): B

-High Life (Claire Denis, 2018): B+

-Hold the Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018): B-

-Hotel by the River (Hong Sang-soo, 2018): B-

-"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians" ("Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari") (Radu Jude, 2018): A-

-In Fabric (Peter Strickland, 2018): B-

-The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (Simon Jaquemet, 2018): C

-Killing (Zan) (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2018): D+

-Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (Bi Gan, 2018): C -- portions in 3D

-Maya (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2018): B-

-Meeting Gorbachev (Werner Herzog and André Singer, 2018): C

-Monrovia, Indiana (Frederick Wiseman, 2018): B+

-Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (Olivier Assayas, 2018): B+

-Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018): B

-Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2018): A-

-Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018): A

-Vita & Virginia (Chanya Button, 2018): C-

-The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018): B+

The top films new to me (current releases):

-The Little Stranger

The top films new to me (TIFF 2018):

-Blind Spot (Blindsone)
-Transit
-3 Faces (Se rokh)
-Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku)
-"I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians" ("Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari")
-Ash is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv)
-The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci)
-Non-Fiction (Doubles vies)
-High Life
-Monrovia, Indiana

The top films new to me (repertory):

-None this month

Viewing locations & formats:

-Theatrical viewings: 43 (DCP: 41, 35mm: 2, 70mm: 0, projected DVD: 0)
-Home viewings: 2 (HD stream: 2)

September Totals: 

-# of screenings: 45
-# of films seen: 44
-# of feature films new to me: 42

Year-to-date Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 217 (DCP: 201, 35mm: 12, 70mm: 3, projected DVD: 1) (includes one live performance)
-Home viewings: 17 (HD streams: 9, Blu-ray: 5, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live performances: 1
-Live accompaniment: 1

-# of screenings: 234
-Unique # of films seen: 227 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 206

Saturday, September 01, 2018

August 2018 Film Log

-The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese, 1993): A -- Blu-ray

-BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018): A- -- Dolby Cinema

-Les carabiniers (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963): B+ -- 35mm print

-Christopher Robin (Marc Forster, 2018): C-

-Le corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943): A-

-Crazy Rich Asians (Jon M. Chu, 2018): B

-Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018): B+

-A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) (Sergio Leone, 1964): B+ -- 2nd viewing; 4K restoration

-For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in più) (Sergio Leone, 1965): B -- 2nd viewing

-The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) (Sergio Leone, 1966): A -- 2nd viewing; 4K restoration

-Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Genndy Tartakovsky, 2018): C

-The Island (Bo Huang, 2018): C

-Juliet, Naked (Jesse Peretz, 2018): B

-The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman, 1998): A -- repeat viewing; Blu-ray

-The Last Movie (Dennis Hopper, 1971): C

-Madeline's Madeline (Josephine Decker, 2018): C-

-The Meg (Jon Turteltaub, 2018): C+

-The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan, 2018): C

-Mission: Impossible--Fallout (Christopher McQuarrie, 2018): A -- Dolby Cinema; 2nd viewing

-Never Goin' Back (Augustine Frizzell, 2018): D+

-Papillon (Michael Noer, 2017): B-

-Puzzle (Marc Turteltaub, 2018): C

-Searching (Aneesh Chaganty, 2018): B+

-Skate Kitchen (Crystal Moselle, 2018): C

-The Spy Who Dumped Me (Susanna Fogel, 2018): C-

-Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski, 2018): B+

-Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, 2018): B-

-The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017): B+ -- 2nd viewing; grade revised from C

-Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) (Ingmar Bergman, 1961): B -- 35mm print

-To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Susan Johnson, 2018): B- -- HD stream

-Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna) (Ingmar Bergman, 1963): A

Shorts:

-#TheLateBatsby (Lauren Faust and Jennifer Kluska, 2018): B-

The top films new to me (current releases):

-BlacKkKlansman
-Support the Girls
-Eighth Grade
-Searching
-Crazy Rich Asians

The top films new to me (repertory):

-The Age of Innocence
-Winter Light (Nattvardsgästerna)
-Le corbeau
-Les carabiniers
-Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel)

Viewing locations &; formats:

-Theatrical viewings: 28 (DCP: 26, 35mm: 2, 70mm: 0, projected DVD: 0)
-Home viewings: 3 (Blu-ray: 2, HD stream: 1)

August Totals:

-# of screenings: 31
-# of unique films seen: 31 (31 features and 1 short)
-# of feature films new to me: 25

Year-to-date Totals:

-Theatrical viewings: 174 (DCP: 160, 35mm: 10, 70mm: 3, projected DVD: 1) (includes one live performance and one live accompaniment)
-Home viewings: 15 (HD streams: 7, Blu-ray: 5, HD recordings: 2, DVD: 1)
-Live performances: 1
-Live accompaniment: 1

-# of screenings: 189
-Unique # of films seen: 183 features, 2 shorts compilation programs, and 8 shorts
-Unique # of feature films new to me: 164