FILMS SEEN, 2015

All films from U.S.A. unless otherwise specified.

(/ repeat viewing; [v] video piece; [p] paracinema (installation, etc.); [s] short, under 30 minutes; [m] medium length, 30-69 min; * grade changed upon repeat viewing; \ repeat viewing of something I walked out of or fell asleep during)

 

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JANUARY

-The Iron Ministry (J.P. Sniadecki, U.S. / China) [6]

-Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, U.S. /Australia) [6]

-The Great Invisible (Margaret Brown) [6]

-Let's Kill Ward's Wife (Scott Foley) [W/O] (0:28)

/-Hard To Be a God (Aleksei German, Russia) [9]*

-The Guest (Adam Wingard) [4]

/-We Had The Experience But Missed The Meaning (Laida Lertxundi) [s] [7]

-What We Do In the Shadows (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, New Zealand) [7]

-Valletta (Nick Collins, U.K., 1985) [s]

-The Other Woman (Nick Cassavetes) [4]

-Ventos de Agosto (Gabriel Mascaro, Brazil) [7]

-The Occidental Hotel (Lewis Klahr) [m] [8]

/-Two Museums (Heinz Emigholz, Germany) [s] [7]

-Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan, U.K.) [7]

-It's All So Quiet (Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands / Germany) [5]

-Buzzard (Joel Potrykus) [6]

-Lulu (Lewis Klahr, 1996) [s]

-The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, U.K.) [7]

/-Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia /Germany, 1997)

-America: Imagine a World Without Her (Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan) [x3] [3]

-The Second Game (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania) [4]

-Call Me Lucky (Bobcat Goldthwait) [6]

 

FEBRUARY

-Mommy (Xavier Dolan, Canada) [6]

/-Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark, 1955)

/-Fort Morgan (Alexander Stewart) [s] [7]

-Beyond The Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood) [5]

-Gerontophilia (Bruce LaBruce, Canada) [6]

-Lot 248 (Amie Siegel) [v/s] [part of "Provenance"]

-Circuit (Amie Siegel) [v/s] [part of "Provenance"]

-Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 2008) [x3]

-The Humbling (Barry Levinson, U.S. / Canada) [4]

-Early Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1956)

-The Benaki Museum (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece) [s] [6]

-Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, U.S.S.R., 1979)

/-Her (Spike Jonze) [7]

-Ned Rifle (Hal Hartley) [7]

-Park Lanes (Kevin Jerome Everson) [7]

-Sugarcoated Arsenic (Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold) [s] [7]

-Beauty #2 (Andy Warhol, 1965) [m]

-Stinking Heaven (Nathan Silver) [6]

 

MARCH

-Wild Canaries (Lawrence Michael Levine) [2]

-Rope Tricks (Toccarra Thomas, 2008) [v/s]

-Broken Camera Meditation (Toccarra Thomas, 2011) [v/s]

/-The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, and Anonymous, Indonesia / Denmark / Norway / U.K.) [x3] [7]*

-Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, Austria / Luxembourg / Germany) [8]

-The Great Flood (Bill Morrison) [4]

The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan, 1993)

-Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Sergei Eisenstein, U.S.S.R., 1944)

/-Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, Belgium, 1975)

/-Ugetsu (Kenji Misoguchi, Japan, 1953)

-The Take-Up (Patrick Tarrant, U.K.) [v/s] [7]

O Canada! (Disney Productions / "CircleVision," 1982) [s]

Reflections of China (Disney Productions / "CircleVision," 2003) [s]

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues(George Lucas / Disney, 2011) [p/s]

-Frozen Fever (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee) [s] [7]

/Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, Hungary, 2000)

-52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, Australia) [5]

/ACold Compress (Blake Williams, Canada, 2010) [v/s]

Depart (Blake Williams, Canada, 2012) [v/s]

/Coorow-Latham Road (Blake Williams, Canada, 2011) [v/s]

/C:LR Corrow-Latham Road For Those Who Don't Have the Time (Blake Williams, Canada) [v/s] [7]

/Many a Swan (Blake Williams, Canada, 2012) [v/s]

Baby Blue (Blake Williams, Canada) [v/s] [7]

/Red Capriccio (Blake Williams, Canada) [v/s] [7]

Something Horizontal (Blake Williams, Canada) [v/s] [8]

/-Elephant (Gus Van Sant, U.S. / France, 2003)

/Charlie Victor Romeo (Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Karlyn Michelson) [8]

-Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney) [5]

 

APRIL

\Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, Canada, 2012) [x3]

-The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, Canada) [9]

/-Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)

/-Frozen Fever (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee) [s] [7]

-The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, Italy) [4]

-Rose (Shiloh Cinquemani) [s] [5]

-The Somber Vault (John Powers) [s] [4]

-Emulsion Electrons Imbued (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-Retracing Home (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-Cicatrix (Jeremy Moss) [s] [4]

-Wake (Eric Stewart) [s] [7]

/-Fist Fight (Robert Breer, 1964) [s]

/-Straight and Narrow (Tony and Beverly Conrad, 1970) [s]

/-Horse Money (Pedro Costa, Portugal) [8]

Ex Machina (Alex Garland, U.S. / U.K.) [6]

/-RR (James Benning, 2007)

-Navigator (Björn Kämmerer, Austria) [s] [7]

-The Kindergarten Teacher (Nadav Lapid, Israel) [7]

/-Coming to Terms (Jon Jost) [6]

/-Seeking the Monkey King (Ken Jacobs, 2011) [v/m]

-Good Bye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 2003)

-The DUFF (Ari Sandel) [4]

-Blue Strait (Jon Jost) [W/O] (link expired) (0;45)

Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Vinterberg, U.K. / U.S.) [5]

 

MAY

-La mano visible (Gael García Bernal, U.S. / Argentina) [s] [6]

-They Had It Coming (Jon Jost) [7]

-When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan) [6]

-World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt) [s] [7]

-Welcome To Me (Shira Piven) [6]

-Landform 1 (Stephen Broomer, Canada) [s] [7]

-Bridge 1A (Stephen Broomer, Canada) [s] [6]

-Bridge 1B (Stephen Broomer, Canada) [s] [6]

-Next Floor (Denis Villeneuve, Canada, 2008) [s]

-Abraham's Valley (Manoel de Oliveira, France / Portugal / Switzerland, 1993)

-An Honest Liar (Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, U.S. / Spain / Italy / Canada) [6]

-1001 Grams (Bent Hamer, Norway / Germany) [5]

-untitled (Ashley MacLean) [v/s] [7]

/-Mount Shasta (Oliver Husain, Canada / Germany, 2008) [v/s]

-Moth Maze (Oliver Husain, Canada / Germany, 2012) [v/s]

/-Navigator (Björn Kämmerer, Austria) [s] [7]

-vindmøller (Margaret Rorison) [x2] [7]

-Invocation of Uzi (Ross Meckfessel) [s] [5]

-Benilde or the Virgin Mother (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal, 1975)

 

JUNE

-Seventeen (Jeff Kreines and Joel DeMott, 1983)

-The Age of Adaline (Lee Toland Krieger) [5]

-Uncertain Terms (Nathan Silver) [4]

-Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks) [4]

/-Emulsion Electrons Imbued (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

/-Retracing Home (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-In Nothing Flat (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Paul Tibbett) [6]

-7 Chinese Brothers (Bob Byington) [7]

Lava (James Ford Murphy) [3]

Inside Out (Pete Docter) [6]

-The Royal Road (Jenni Olson) [m] [7]

-My Black Film (Richard Gaikowski, c. 1970) [s]

 

JULY

-The Lanthanide Series (Erin Espelie) [8]

-Topophilia (Peter Bo Rappmund) [m] [7]

-A Deadly Adoption (Rachel Goldenberg) [6]

/Ambition (Hal Hartley, 1991) [s]

-Rosehill (Brigitta Wagner, U.S. / Germany) [7]

-While We're Young (Noah Baumbach) [6]

Self/less (Tarsem Singh) [5]

-Jupiter Ascending (The Wachowskis, U.S. / U.K.) [4]

-Drill Blue (Richard Kerr, Canada) [s] [7]

-A Pigeon Sat On a Branch Reflecting On Existence (Roy Andersson, Sweden / Germany / Norway / France) [6]

-Spy (Paul Feig) [7]

Trainwreck (Judd Apatow) [6]

-Family Business (Tom Cohen, 1982)

-The Campaign (Tom Cohen, 1982)

Irrational Man (Woody Allen) [5]

Pixels (Chris Columbus) [4]

Paper Towns (Jake Schreier) [6]

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Peter Greenaway, The Netherlands / Mexico / Finland / Belgium / France) [8]

 

AUGUST

-Fort Tilden (Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers) [W/O] (0:26)

-Results (Andrew Bujalski) [5]

-Stations of the Cross (Dietrich Brüggemann, Germany / France) [5]

-Shaun the Sheep Movie (Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, U.K. / France) [7]

-People, Places, Things (James C. Strouse) [7]

/-Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy) [4]

/-Falling (Richard Dutcher, 2008)

/-The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, Canada) [9]

-Before the Portrait (Karissa Hahn) [s] [5]

-Sayre's Vapor (Karissa Hahn) [s] [5]

-Effigy in Emulsion (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

/-Emulsion Electrons Imbued (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

/-Retracing Home (Karissa Hahn) [s] [6]*

/-In Nothing Flat (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-In Effluence accord: Emulsion (Karissa Hahn) [s] [7]

-Simmer (Karissa Hahn) [s] [6]

-Chestnut Street (Karissa Hahn) [s] [6]

-Assumptions of Your Phantoms(sy) (Karissa Hahn, 2012) [s]

-Reveries (Karissa Hahn) [s] [4]

-88:88 (Isiah Medina, Canada) [m] [7]

-Psychic Driving (William E. Jones) [s] [7]

-Fugue (Kerstin Schroedinger, Canada / Germany) [s] [7]

-Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous (Christopher Doyle, Hong Kong) [6]

-Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 1992)

-Song of Songs (Eva Neymann, Ukraine) [5]

 

SEPTEMBER

-Koza (Ivan Ostrochovský, Slovakia / Czech Republic) [5]

-Invention (Mark Lewis, U.K. / Canada) [8]

-Prima Materia (Charlotte Pryce) [s] [7]

-Palms (Mary Helena Clark) [s] [7]

-Solo For Rich Man (Beatrice Gibson, U.K.) [s] [4]

-Minotaur (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico / Canada) [m] [6]

-Office Space Modulation (Terrarea, Canada) [s] [5]

-YOLO (Ben Russell, U.S. / South Africa) [s] [8]

-Paradox of Praxis 5 (Francis Alÿs, Mexico) [s] [5]

-Terrestrial (Calum Walter) [s] [4]

-Eva Doesn't Sleep (Pablo Agüero, France / Argentina / Spain) [4]

-A Young Patriot (Du Haibin, China / U.S.) [5]

-Tarlabaşi (Cynthia Madansky, Turkey) [s] [5]

/-Something Horizontal (Blake Williams, Canada / U.S.) [s] [7]*

-The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky, Austria) [s] [8]

-Théodolitique (David K. Ross, Canada) [s] [6]

-Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (Miguel Gomes, Portugal / France / Germany / Switzerland) [7]

-Girls Lost (Alexandra-Therese Keining, Sweden / Denmark / Norway) [4]

-Francofonia (Alexander Sokurov, France / Germany / The Netherlands) [7]

-The Fire in My Brain That Separates Us (Benjamin Ramirez Pérez, Germany) [s] [4]

-An Old Dog's Diary (Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia, India) [s] [7]

-Analysis of Emotions and Vexations (Wojcieck Bakowski, Poland) [s] [6]

-Engram of Returning (Daïchi Saïto, Canada) [s] [9]

-Occidente (Ana Vaz, France / Portugal) [s] [4]

-The Reminder (Behrouz Rae) [s] [5]

-untitled (Behrouz Rae) [s] [5]

-Faux Départ (False Start) (Yto Barrada, Morocco / U.S.) [s] [6]

-Many Thousands Gone (Ephraim Asili, Brazil / U.S.) [s] [5]

-Neither God Nor Santa Maria (Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón, Spain) [s] [7]

-Night Without Distance (Lois Patiño, Spain / Portugal) [s] [9]

-A Distant Episode (Ben Rivers, U.K.) [s] [6]

-Return of the Atom (Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola, Finland / Germany) [6]

-UNcirCling (John Creson and Adam Rosen, Canada) [s] [x2] [7]

-Honor Thy Father (Erik Matti, The Philippines) [6]

-Price of Love (Hermon Hailay, Ethiopia) [5]

-No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, Belgium) [6]

-Afternoon (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan) [7]

-The Event (Sergei Loznitsa, The Netherlands / Belgium) [7]

-Lost and Beautiful (Pietro Marcello, Italy) [6] [tentative grade]

/-Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu) [x4] [5]*

-Noa, Noa (Lynne Sachs, 2006) [s]

-Photograph of Wind (Lynne Sachs, 2001) [s]

/-Drawn and Quartered (Lynne Sachs, 1986) [s]

-Following the Object to Its Logical Beginning (Lynne Sachs, 1987) [s]

-Still Life With Woman and Four Objects (Lynne Sachs, 1986) [s]

-Starfish Aorta Collosus (Lynne Sachs) [s] [6]

-The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (Ben Rivers, U.K. / Morocco) [6]

-Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark / Germany) [7]

-My Name Is Emily (Simon Fitzmaurice, Ireland) [3]

-Bring Me The Head of Tim Horton (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, Canada) [m] [7]

-SPL 2: A Time For Consequences (Soi Cheang, China) [7]

-Northern Soul (Elaine Constantine, U.K.) [W/O] (0:37)

-My Skinny Sister (Saana Lenken, Sweden / Germany) [6]

-last light (Ellie Epp, Canada) [s] [5]

-here (Ellie Epp, Canada) [s] [4]

-All My Love All My Love (Hannah Black, U.K.) [s] [6]

-Erysichthon (Jon Rafman, Canada) [s] [4]

-A Disaster Forever (Michael Gitlin) [s] [5]

-The Two Sights (Katherin McInnis) [s] [5]

-Chums From Across the Void (Jim Finn) [s] [7]

-Hyperlinks or It Didn't Happen (Cécile B. Evans, U.K.) [s] [7]

-Slow Zoom Long Pause (Sara Magenheimer) [s] [4]

-Mad Ladders (Michael Robinson) [s] [6]

-Lessons of War (Peggy Ahwesh) [s] [7]

-Scales in the Spectrum of Space (Fern Silva) [s] [7]

-Vivir para vivir / Live to Live (Laida Lertxundi, U.S. / Spain) [s] [7]

-Rabbit Season, Duck Season (Michael Bell-Smith) [s] [6]

-F For Fibonacci (Beatrice Gibson, U.K.) [s] [6]

-All That Is Solid (Louis Henderson, France / U.K. / Ghana) [s] [5]

-Black Code (Louis Henderson, France) [s] [6]

-Hello (Simon Fujiwara, Germany) [s] [2]

-Lost Note (Saul Levine, 1969 / 2015) [s]

-The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys (Basim Magdy, Egypt / U.S. / U.K.) [s] [7]

-Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies (Alee Peoples) [s] [5]

/-Presto (Doug Sweetland, 2008) [s] [x4]

/-Geri's Game (Jan Pinkava, 1997) [s] [x4]

 

OCTOBER

-Mars Garden (Lewis Klahr) [s] [7] [tentative grade]

-Traces / Legacy (Scott Stark) [s] [7]

-Something Between Us (Jodie Mack) [s] [8]

-Intersection (Vincent Grenier, U.S. / Canada) [s] [7]

-In Girum Imus Nocte (Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Italy) [s] [4]

-Half Human, Half Vapor (Mike Stoltz) [s] [7]

-Cathode Garden (Janie Geiser) [s] [6]

-Centre of the Cyclone (Heather Trawick, Canada) [s] [5]

-The Devastated Land (Emmanuel Lefrant, France) [s] [7]

-Port Noir (Laura Kraning) [s] [6]

-Hard As Opal (Jared Buckhiester and Dani Leventhal) [m] [6]

-Entangled (Riccardo Giacconi, Colombia / Italy) [s] [7]

-Alluvia (Sasha Litvintseva, U.K. /Russia / Turkey) [s] [6]

-Exile Exotic (Sasha Litvintseva, U.K. / Russia) [s] [6]

-Grandma (Paul Weitz) [7]

/-Non-Stop Beautiful Ladies (Alee Peoples) [s] [6]*

/-Charlie Victor Romeo (Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Karlyn Michelson) [x4] [8]

-OM Rider (Takeshi Murata) [s] [6]

/-Radio at Night (James Richards, Germany / U.K.) [s] [3]

-Taxi (Jafar Panahi, Iran) [7]

\-The Other Side (Roberto Minervini, Italy / France / U.S.) [6]

-The Reflection of Power (Mihai Grecu, France) [s] [4]

-(ex)land (Mihai Grecu and Thibault Gleize, France) [s] [6]

/-United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006) [x4]

-In the Shadow of Women (Philippe Garrel, France / Switzerland) [7]

-Phoenix (Christian Petzold, Germany / Poland) [7]

-Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson, France / U.S.) [7]

-Goosebumps (Rob Letterman, U.S. / Australia) [5]

-Porto (Gabe Klinger, U.S. / France / Portugal) [workprint]

 

NOVEMBER

-Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry) [7]

/-Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, Austria / U.S., 2012) [x4]

-It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) [5]

-Victoria (Sebastian Schipper, Germany) [4]

/-Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943) [s] [x4]

-Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan) [7]

The Big Short (Adam McKay) [5]

-Room (Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland / Canada) [5]

-Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda) [8]

Carol (Todd Haynes, U.S. / U.K. / France) [6]

-Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) [5]

-The Hunting Ground (Kirby Dick) [6]

-I Smile Back (Adam Salky) [4]

-Brooklyn (John Crowley, U.S. / U.K. / Ireland) [6]

-45 Years (Andrew Haigh, U.K.) [8]

 

DECEMBER

-Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) [7]

-Message of Greetings: Prix Suisse / My Thanks / Dead of Alive (Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland) [s] [7]

-The Mend (John Magary) [7]

-Son of Saul (László Nemes, Hungary) [6]

The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan / China / Hong Kong / France) [7]

-Something, Anything (Paul Harrill) [4]

-The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) [6]

-Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, Australia / U.S.) [6]

-Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) [6]

-Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, France / Mauritania) [7]

-The Danish Girl (Tom Hooper, U.K. / Germany / U.S.) [4]

-Crimson Peak (Guillermo Del Toro, U.S. / Canada) [7]

-Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One (Miguel Gomes, Portugal / France / Germany / Switzerland) [7]

-Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello, France / Belgium) [7]

-Field Niggas (Khalik Allah) [m] [7]

-Tangerine (Sean Baker) [6]

-How Heavy This Hammer (Kazik Radwanski, Canada) [7]

-The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland / U.K. / Greece / France / The Netherlands / U.S.) [4]

-Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs) [7]

-Entertainment (Rick Alverson) [4]

-The Peanuts Movie (Steve Martino) [4]

-Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, France) [7]

/-Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

/-Scrooged (Richard Donner, 1988)

-Sixty Six (Lewis Klahr, 2002-2015) [7]

-Joy (David O. Russell) [7]

-Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece) [7]

-El Movimiento (Benjamín Naishtat, Argentina / South Korea) [8]

-Chi-Raq (Spike Lee) [7]

-Creed (Ryan Coogler) [7]

-Anomalisa (Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman) [5]

-Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (Patricia Rozema, U.S. / Canada, 2008)

-The Girl in the Book (Marya Cohn) [5]

-Hotel Transylvania 2 (Genndy Tartakovsky) [3]

-The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino) [5]

-A Minute Ago (Rachel Rose) [s] [6]

-Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / U.K. / France / Germany / Malaysia / South Korea / Mexico / U.S. / Norway) [9]

-Office (Johnnie To, Hong Kong / China) [7]

-Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) [8]

it was a pretty good year

 

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