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