NEW RELEASES SEEN, 2006

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]

 

[9]

Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, France / Mali / U.S.)

Song and Solitude (Nathaniel Dorsky) [s]

 

[8]

Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey / France)

Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa, Portugal / France / Switzerland)

The Host (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)

I Am A Sex Addict (Caveh Zahedi) [v]*

Inside Man (Spike Lee)

Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (Lu Chuan, China)

North Southernly (Vincent Grenier) [v/s]

Princess Raccoon (Seijun Suzuki, Japan)

-The Proposition (John Hillcoat, Australia / U.K.)

A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)

Still Life (Jia Zhang-ke, China) [v]

Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / France / Austria)

-Tearoom (William E. Jones) [v/m]

-Worldly Desires (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand) [v/m]

 

[7]

Before the Olympics (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Takashi Miike, Japan)

Brick (Rian Johnson)

Circa 1960 (Chris Curreri, Canada) [s]

Congorama (Philippe Falardeau, Canada)

Crossings (Robert Fenz) [s]

Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)

The Departed (Martin Scorsese)

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig)

The Dike of Transience (Gulya Nemes, Hungary) [s]

-Election (Johnnie To, Hong Kong)

L'Enfant (The Child) (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium / France)

Everyday Bad Dream (Fred Worden) [v/s]

Fay Grim (Hal Hartley, U.S. / Germany) [v]

Film for Invisible Ink case no. 71: Base-Plus-Fog (David Gatten) [s]

-Film Montages (For Peter Roehr) (William E. Jones) [v/s]

-4 (Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Russia)

The General Returns from One Place to Another (Michael Robinson) [v/s]

In Between Days (So Yong Kim) [v]

Indigènes [Days of Glory] (Rachid Bouchareb, France / Morocco / Algeria / Belgium)

/-Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine (Peter Tscherkassky, Austria) [s]*

-Interkosmos (Jim Finn) [v]

-The Ister (David Barison and Daniel Ross, Australia) [v]

-Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (Stanley Nelson)

-The Last Communist (Amir Muhammad, Malaysia) [v]

Manufactured Landscapes (Jennifer Baichwal, Canada)

-Masters of Horror: "Homecoming" (Joe Dante, Canada / U.S.) [v/m]

More Than Meets the Eye: Remaking Jane Fonda (Scott Stark) [v/s] [revised version]

The Morse Code Operator (or, The Monkey Wrench) (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

-La Moustache (Emmanuel Carrère, France)

Munich (Steven Spielberg)

-My Dad is 100 Years Old (Guy Maddin, Canada) [s]

The New World (Terrence Malick)

-Odete [Two Drifters] (João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal)

Offside (Jafar Panahi, Iran)

-Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)*

Rang De Basanti (Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, India)

Silk Ties (Jim Jennings) [s]

Summer '04 (Stefan Krohmer, Germany)

This, and This (Vincent Grenier) [v/s]

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom, U.K.)

Turbulant Blue (Luther Price) [s]

-Volver (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)*

What is it? (Crispin Hellion Glover)

-When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Spike Lee) [v]

Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

You Don't Bring Me Flowers (Michael Robinson) [s]

 

[6]

-Alice Sees The Light (Ariana Gerstein) [s]

-The Aura (Fabián Bielinsky, Argentina / France / Spain)

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

-The Break-Up (Peyton Reed)

-Bubble (Steven Soderbergh)

-Changing Times (André Téchiné, France)

Coeurs [Private Fears in Public Places] (Alain Resnais, France / Italy)

-Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Fatih Akin, Germany / Turkey)

Dangerous Supplement (Soon-Mi Yoo, South Korea / U.S.) [v/s]

The Descent (Neil Marshall, U.K.)

Friends With Money (Nicole Holofcener)

-Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)

Hamaca Paraguaya (Paz Encina, Paraguay / Argentina / The Netherlands / France / Austria / Germany)

Here (Fred Worden) [v/s]

His Eye on the Sparrow (Bruce Conner) [v/s]

Idiocracy (Mike Judge)

-Lie with Me (Clement Virgo, Canada)

-The Lost Domain (Raoul Ruiz, France / Italy / Romania / Spain)

-Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer, Czech Republic / Slovakia)

Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)

Match Point (Woody Allen, U.S. / U.K.)

Miami Vice (Michael Mann)

-More British Sounds (William E. Jones) [v/s]

The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron)

Opera Jawa (Garin Nugroho, Indonesia / Austria)

-Our Daily Bread (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria / Germany)

Le Petit Lieutenant (Xavier Beauvois, France)

-Police Beat (Robinson Devor)

A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)

The Queen (Stephen Frears, U.K. / France / Italy)

Rain Dogs (Ho Yuhang, Malaysia)

-Reckless Eyeballing (Christopher Harris) [s]

Reprise (Joachim Trier, Norway)

-Ryna (Ruxandra Zenide, Romania / Switzerland)

-SPL (Wilson Yip, Hong Kong)

-Shanghai Dreams [Qinghong] (Wang Xiaoshuai, China)

site specific_LAS VEGAS 05 (Olivo Barbieri, Italy / Canada) [s]

-United 93 (Paul Greengrass)

-v. o. (William E. Jones) [v/m]*

Views from Home (Guy Sherwin, U.K.) [v/s]

-Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)

-Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works (Yan-ting Yuen, The Netherlands)

 

[5]

0778 man.road.river (Marcellvs 1, Brazil) [v/s]

-Abeni (Tunde Kelani, Nigeria / Benin) [v]

-Ae Fond Kiss . . . (Ken Loach, U.K. / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain)

August Days (Marc Recha, Spain)

Belle toujours (Manoel de Oliveira, France / Portugal)

Bliss (Sheng Zhimin, China)

-Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, U.K.)

The Caiman (Nanni Moretti, Italy / France)

-Chain (Jem Cohen, U.S. / Germany)

Chronicle of an Escape (Israel Adrián Caetano, Argentina)

Clear Blue Sky (Tomonari Nishikawa) [v/s]

-Dallas 362 (Scott Caan)

-Down in the Valley (David Jacobson)

Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater)

-Fateless (Lajos Koltai, Hungary / Germany / U.K.)

Flanders (Bruno Dumont, France)

-Free Zone (Amos Gitai, Israel / France / Spain / Belgium)

Grand Luncheonette (Peter Sillen) [v/s]

-Haze (Shinja Tsukamoto, Japan) [v/s]

-Imagine Me & You (Ol Parker, U.K. / Germany)

-In Her Shoes (Curtis Hanson)

-Lemming (Dominik Moll, France)

Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismäki, Finland / Germany / France)

-Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Lot 63, Grave C (Sam Green) [v/s]

-Magicians (Song Il-gon, South Korea) [v/m]

-Mardi Gras: Made in China (David Redmon) [v]

-Mirror Mechanics (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria) [s]

-Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski)

My Person in the Water (Leighton Pierce) [v/s]

The Opening (Larry Gottheim) [v/s] [tentative grade]

Pushcarts of Eternity Street (Ken Jacobs) [v/s]

-Princesas (Fernando León de Aranoa, Spain)

The Promise (Chen Kaige, China / Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea)

-Requiem (Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany)

Schuss! (Nicolas Rey, France)

Severance (Christopher Smith, U.K.)

Sisters in Law (Florence Ayisi and Kim Longinotto, U.K. / Cameroon) [v]

T.S.H. (Jesse Lerner) [s]

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Adam McKay)

Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman)

-The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones, U.S. / France)

-Vanishing Points (Nana Swiczinsky, Austria) [s]

-Who Killed the Electric Car? (Chris Paine)

The Zone of Total Eclipse (Mika Taanila, Finland)

 

[4]

Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff)

As the Shadow (Marina Spada, Italy)

The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma)

Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin, Canada / U.S.) [p/v]

-The Caretakers (Elisabeth Subrin) [s]

-Close To Home (Vidi Bilu and Dalia Hagar, Israel)

Drive-Thru (Gretchen Skogerson) [v/s]

-The Family Stone (Thomas Bezucha)

-Flow (Scott Nyerges) [v/s]

-Havoc (Barbara Kopple)

-The King (James Marsh, U.K. / U.S.)

Kinshasa Palace (Zeka Laplaine, Democratic Republic of the Congo / France) [v]

Mirror World (Abigail Child) [v/s]

-Monster House (Gil Renan)

Mouse Heaven (Kenneth Anger) [v/s]

-Nightlight (Chris Messina) [v/s]

The Night Listener (Patrick Stettner)

-Quiet Please (Robbie Cramer) [v/s]

Seascape #1 Night, China Shenzhen 05 (Olivo Barbieri, Italy) [v/s]

-Sherrybaby (Laurie Collyer)

Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)

-Sketches of Frank Gehry (Sydney Pollack)

This Is my Heart (Edson Barrus, Brazil / France) [v/s]

-Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's "Caligula" (Francesco Vezzoli, Italy / U.S.) [v/s]

-Time (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea)

-20 Fingers (Mania Akbari, Iran) [v]

-V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, U.S. / Germany)

-Why We Fight (Eugene Jarecki)

-Zinc Garden (Michael van Baken, The Netherlands) [v/s]

 

[3]

Between Two Deaths (Wago Kreider) [v/s]

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles)

-Careless Reef -- 2. Abu Kifan (Gerard Holthuis, The Netherlands) [v/s]

-Facechasers (Gabriel Judet-Weinshel) [v/s]

Fantasma (Lisandro Alonso, Argentina) [m]

The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)

Hostel (Eli Roth)

How I Killed a Saint (Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia / Slovenia / France)

-I Love You So (Kees Brienen, The Netherlands) [s]

-It Will All End in Tears (Jesper Just, Denmark) [p/s]

-The Life of an Agent (Zsigmond Gábor, Hungary)

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Albert Brooks)

Mohave Sahara (Leslie Thornton) [v/s]

 

[2]

Octave (Emily Hubley) [v/s]

 

[1]

 

[W/O]

Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu, U.S. / Mexico) (1:32)

Dans les villes (Catherine Martin, Canada) (0:28)

Daratt (Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, France / Belgium / Chad / Austria) (0:46)

Falkenberg Farewell (Jesper Ganslandt, Sweden / Denmark) (0:33)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Dito Montiel) (1:20)

I Don't Want To Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan / France / Austria) (0:23)

Lower City (Sérgio Machado, Brazil) (1:08)

Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright, U.K.) (1:23)

Transylvania (Tony Gatlif, France) (0:35)

Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait (Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, France / Iceland) (0:40)