NEW RELEASES SEEN, 2004

All films from U.S.A. unless otherwise specified.(- seen on video; [v] video piece; [s] short, under 30 minutes; [m] medium length, 30-69 min; * grade changed upon repeat viewing)

 

[10]

Lenten Light Conversions (Lynn Marie Kirby) [v/s]

 

[9]

Dogville (Lars von Trier, Denmark / Sweden / U.K. / France / Germany)

Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow, Hong Kong / China)

Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen) [v]

( ) (Morgan Fisher) [s]

Poised for Parabolas (Lynn Marie Kirby) [v/s]

Seasons . . . (Stan Brakhage w/ Phil Solomon) [s]

The Two Minutes to Zero Trilogy (Lewis Klahr) [m]

 

[8]

Anaconda Targets (Dominic Angerame) [v/s]

Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, Iran)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)

Hero (Zhang Yimou, China / Hong Kong)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson)

Orchard (Julie Murray, U.S. / Ireland) [s]

Our Music (Jean-Luc Godard. France / Switzerland)

Passage (Ernie Gehr) [s]

Poetry and Truth (Peter Kubelka, Austria) [s]

Precarious Garden (Ernie Gehr) [s]

Raja (Jacques Doillon, France / Morocco)

The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia)

The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, Canada)*

Skagafjördur (Peter Hutton) [m]

Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs) [v]

-Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Chanwook Park, South Korea)

Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman, France / Belgium)

Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

 

[7]

The Agronomist (Jonathan Demme, U.S. / Haiti)

Ali G Indahouse (Mark Mylod, U.K.)

Apollo (Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan) [s]

Baadasssss! (Mario Van Peebles)

Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)

Birth (Jonathan Glazer)

Blind Shaft (Li Yang, China / Germany / Hong Kong)

-El Bonaerense (Pablo Trapero, Argentina)

Bouquets 26-27 (Rose Lowder, France) [s]

Café Lumière (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Japan)

-Cinemania (Angela Christlieb and Stephen Kijak)

The Company (Robert Altman)

Control Room (Jehane Noujaim)

The Corporation (Mack Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, Canada)

Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin, Canada) [v/m]

Deliquium (Julie Murray) [s]

-Die Mommie Die! (Mark Rucker)

Distant (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Rawson Marshall Thurber)

-Doppelgänger (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan)

Duck Season (Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico)

Enid's Idyll (Lawrence Jordan) [s]

Father and Son (Alexander Sokurov, Russia / Portugal / Germany / Italy / The Netherlands)

-The Flower of Evil (Claude Cahbrol, France)

-The Foliage (Lu Yue, China / Hong Kong)

A Good Lawyer's Wife (Im Sang-soo, South Korea)

The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel, Argentina / Spain / Italy)

House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman)

I ♥ Huckabees (David O. Russell)

The Incredibles (Brad Bird)

Infernal Affairs (Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, Hong Kong)

An Injury to One (Travis Wilkerson) [m]

Intersection (Lynn Marie Kirby) [v/s]

L'Intrus (Claire Denis, France)

-The Italian Job (F. Gary Gray)

-Journey Into the Unknown (Kerry Laitala) [s]

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)

Kitchen Stories (Bent Hamer, Norway)

Luke (Bruce Conner, 1967 / 2004) [v/s]

Ma mère (Christophe Honoré, France)

The Magic Gloves (Martín Rejtman, Argentina / Germany)

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky)

Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal / France)

Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess)

No Rest for the Brave (Alain Guiraudie, France)

The Orientalist (Michele Smith) [v]

-Our Times (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Iran) [v]

Out of Step (Lynn Marie Kirby) [v/s]

Playing "In the Company of Men" (Arnaud Desplechin, France)

Primer (Shane Carruth)

Quill (Yoichi Sai, Japan)

The Raspberry Reich (Bruce LaBruce, Germany) [v]

-S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (Rithy Panh, Cambodia / France) [v]

Secret Things (Jean-Claude Brisseau, France)

Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, U.K.)

Spartan (David Mamet)

Super Size Me (Morgan Spurlock)

10th District Court, Moments of Trials (Raymond Depardon, France)

Terrace 49 (Janie Geiser) [s]

A Thousand Clouds of Peace Encircle the Sky, Love: Your Being Love Will Never End (Julián Hernández, Mexico)

3-iron (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea)

The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, France)

Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, U.K. / France)

Whisky (Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, Uruguay / Argentina / Germany)

Yes (Sally Potter, U.K.)

Yuva (Mani Ratnam, India)

 

[6]

-Abouna (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad / France / The Netherlands)

Anatomy of Hell (Catherine Breillat, France)

Ariana (Marine Hugonnier, U.K. / Afghanistan) [v/s]

The Astronomer's Dream (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)

Behind This Soft Eclipse (Eve Heller) [s]

Bregman, As Follows (Federico Veiroj, Uruguay / Spain) [s]

Bright Future (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan)

-Cabin Fever (Eli Roth)

Code 46 (Michael Winterbottom, U.K.)

Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch)

Daylight Moon (A Quartet) (Lewis Klahr) [m]

-Dig! (Ondi Timoner)

The Dreamers (Bernardo Bertolucci, U.K. / France / Italy)

Free to Go (interlude) (Andrew Noren) [v/m]

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (Danny Leiner)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón)

House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, China / Hong Kong)

-I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Mike Hodges, U.K.)

Intimate Strangers (Patrice Leconte, France)

-Intolerable Cruelty (Joel Coen)

-Jandek on Corwood (Chad Freidrichs) [v]

Keane (Lodge Kerrigan)

Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin, France)

Loretta (Jeanne Liotta) [s]

-The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (Ann Marie Fleming, Canada) [v]

The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme)

Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston, U.S. / Colombia)

Mario Merz (Tacita Dean, U.K.) [s]

Mondovino (Jonathan Nossiter, U.S. / France)

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (François Dupeyron, France)

The Mother (Roger Michell, U.K.)

Los Muertos (Lisandro Alonso, Argentina / The Netherlands / France)

#6: Okkyung (Andrew Lampert) [s]

Osama (Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan / Ireland / Japan)

-Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald) [v]

-Porn Theater (La Chatte à 2 têtes) (Jacques Nolot, France)

Red Lights (Cédric Kahn, France)

Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi)

-Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang, China / Hong Kong / France)

-The Station Agent (Tom McCarthy)

Stuck on You (Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly)

13 Going on 30 (Gary Winick)

-Throw Down (Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

-To Be and To Have (Nicholas Philibert, France)

Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, U.K.)

The Twilight Samurai (Yoji Yamada, Japan)

Veer-Zaara (Yash Chopra, India)

 

[5]

-Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (Nick Broomfield and Joan Churchill)

Big Fish (Tim Burton)

Clean (Olivier Assayas, France / U.K. / Canada)

Concerning Flight: Five Illuminations in Miniature (Charlotte Pryce) [s]

The Cooler (Wayne Kramer)

Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder)

The Day After Tomorrow (Roland Emmerich)

Facing Windows (Ferzan Ozpetek, Italy)

Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)

Festival Express (Bob Smeaton, Canada / U.K.)

Five: 5 Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu (Abbas Kiarostami, France / Iran) [v]

-The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara (Errol Morris)

-Freaky Friday (Mark Waters)

-Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (Brett Sullivan, Canada)

A Great Wonder (Kim Shelton) [v/m]

Hellboy (Guillermo Del Toro)

-The Housekeeper (Claude Berri, France)

Japanese Story (Sue Brooks, Australia)

Je Vous Présent Mon Fiancé (Dutch Falconi) [v/s]

Let Me Count the Ways Minus 10, 9, 8, 7 . . . (Leslie Thornton) [v/s]

-Light is Calling (Bill Morrison) [s]

Living in New Town (Hong Doo-Hyun, South Korea) [s]

-Lost Boys of Sudan (Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk)

-The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Larry Blamire)

-Marathon (Amir Naderi)

Mean Girls (Mark Waters)

Mirror (Matthias Müller / Christoph Girardet, Germany) [s]

The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, U.S. / Germany / U.K. / Argentina)

Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, South Korea)

Paradise Crushed (Leslie Thornton) [v/s]

-Paycheck (John Woo)

perpetual perceptual (about a rose) (Jessica Bronson) [v/s/p]

Redshift (Emily Richardson, U.K.) [s]

Schizo (Guka Omarova, Kazakhstan / Russia / France / Germany)

Sideways (Alexander Payne)

-Sissy-Boy Slap-Party (Guy Maddin, Canada) [s]

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Kerry Conran)

-Son frère (Patrice Chéreau, France)

Starsky & Hutch (Todd Phillips)

Strayed (André Téchiné, France)

-Tiptoes (Matthew Bright)

Turtles Can Fly (Bahman Ghobadi, Iraq / Iran)

-Underworld (Len Wiseman)

We Don't Live Here Anymore (John Curran)

-Woman is the Future of Man (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea / France)

-Word Wars: Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Circuit (Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo)

Young Adam (David Mackenzie, U.K.)

 

[4]

Alila (Amos Gitai, Israel)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay)

-Assassination Tango (Robert Duvall)

Asylum (Sandy McLeod) [v/s]

Automne (Ra'up McGee, France / U.S.)

The Big Bounce (George Armitage)

-The Blonds (Albertina Carri, Argentina) [v]

Breaking News (Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

Broken Wings (Nir Bergman, Israel)

Calvaire (The Ordeal) (Fabrice de Welz, Belgium / France / Luxembourg)

Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella)

Collateral (Michael Mann)

The Collector (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

-Dopamine (Mark Decena)

End in New World (Leslie Thornton) [v/s]

Famous Irish Americans (Roger Beebe) [v/s]

five lobed and propagating (Jessica Bronson) [v/s/p]

-Fuse (Petr Zalica, Bosnia-Herzegovina / Germany / Turkey / Austria)

The Future is Behind You (Abigail Child) [v/s]

Garden State (Zach Braff)

Girl With a Pearl Earring (Peter Webber, U.K / Luxembourg)

-Gothika (Mathieu Kassovitz)

Isahn (Soon-mi Yoo, South Korea / U.S.) [v/s]

-Ju-on: The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu, Japan)

Kinsey (Bill Condon)

Land of Plenty (Wim Wenders)

-My Flesh and Blood (Jonathan Karsh)

-New Scenes From America (Jørgen Leth, Denmark) [m]

Open Water (Chris Kentis)

Palindromes (Todd Solondz)

Phantom (Matthias Müller, Germany) [v/s]

A Private Happiness (Leighton Pierce) [v/s]

-Saved! (Brian Dannelly)

-Secret Window (David Koepp)

-A Snake of June (Shinya Tuskamoto, Japan)

The Terminal (Steven Spielberg)

Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Theo Angelopoulos, Greece)

 

[3]

The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, Canada / France)

-The Butterfly Effect (Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber)

-The Eye (Pang Brothers, Hong Kong / U.K. / Thailand / Singapore)

-Fast Film (Virgil Widrich, Austria) [s]

Father (Doron Solomons, Israel) [v/s]

Foxy Xerox (Luis Gispert) [v/s/p]

-A Home At the End of the World (Michael Mayer)

The Ladykillers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

Lunch (Mark Herzig) [v/s]

Michelangelo Eye to Eye (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy) [s]

Monster (Patty Jenkins)

Nibbles (Chris Hinton) [v/s]

9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, U.K.) [m]

Play (Matthias Müller / Christoph Girardet, Germany) [v/s]

Spanglish (James L. Brooks)

Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette)

 

[2]

Boundin' (Bud Luckey)

Meteor (Huang Shi-ping, Taiwan) [v/s]

Rolling Family (Pablo Trapero, Argentina)

 

[1]

 

[0]

The Stepford Wives (Frank Oz)

 

[W/O]

Carandiru (Hector Babenco, Brazil) (0:27)

A Day Without a Mexican (Sergio Arau, U.S. / Mexico / Spain) (0:22)

The Hunting of the President (Harry Thomason and Nickolas Perry) (0:25)

In America (Jim Sheridan) (1:20)

Love Object (Robert Parigi) (0:22)

Puppet Conference (Christian Jankowski, Germany) [v/m] (0:15)

Shadows of Time (Florian Gallenberger, Germany) (0:17)

Spider Forest (Song Il-gon, South Korea) (1:06)

Ydessa, The Bears, & etc . . . (Agnes Varda, France) [m] (0:25)