NEW RELEASES SEEN, 2011

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

 

[10]

 

 

[9]

Film For Invisible Ink Case No. 323: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (David Gatten) [s]

Disorder (Huang Weikai, China) [m]

River Rites (Ben Russell, U.S. / Suriname) [s]

The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / U.K. / France / Germany / Spain / The Netherlands)*

 

 

[8]

Almayer's Folly (Chantal Akerman, Belgium / France)

Elena (Andrei Zvyagintsev, Russia)

Le Havre (Aki Kaurimäki, Finland / France / Germany)

House of Tolerance [L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)] (Bertrand Bonello, France)

Journals and Remarks (David Gatten) [s]

Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)

new year sun (Jonathan Schwartz) [s]

Oxhide II (Liu Jiayin, China) [v]

The Return (Nathaniel Dorksy) [m]

Ricky (Janie Geiser) [v/s]

Sleeping Sickness (Ulrich Köhler, Germany / France)

These Hammers Don't Hurt Us (Michael Robinson) [v/s]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, U.K. / France / Germany)

The White Meadows (Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran)

 

 

[7]

28.IV.81 (Bedouin Spark) (Christopher Harris) [s]

28.IV.81 (Descending Figures) (Christopher Harris) [s]

Another Year (Mike Leigh, U.K.)

The Arbor (Clio Barnard, U.K.)

Armoire (Four Parts) (Vincent Grenier) [v/s]

Ars Colonia (Raya Martin, The Philippines / The Netherlands) [s]

Art History (Joe Swanberg) [v]

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, Romania)

Back View (Vincent Grenier) [v/s]

Bouquets 11-20 (Rose Lowder, France) [s]

The Cardboard Village (Ermanno Olmi, Italy) [v]

Carlos (Olivier Assayas, France / Germany / U.S.)

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, U.S. / Canada / France / Germany / U.K.)

Chevelle (Kevin Jerome Everson) [s]

Contagion (Steven Soderbergh, U.S. / United Arab Emirates)

Cover Me, Alpha (Kelly Sears) [v/s]

A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, U.K. / Germany / Canada / Switzerland)

The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, U.K.)

Domain (Patric Chiha, France / Austria)

Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)

Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Løve, France)

Good Bye (Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran)

Goodbye First Love (Mia Hansen-Løve, France / Germany)

Green (Sophia Takal)

Hahaha (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

Hearts Are Trump Again (Dani Leventhal) [v/s]

How Do You Know (James L. Brooks)

Hugo (Martin Scorsese)

The Island President (Jon Shenk)

Juntos (Together) (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico / Canada)

last resort (Kathrin McInnis) [v/s]

Like You Know It All (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

Littlerock (Mike Ott)

The Loneliest Planet (Julia Loktev, U.S. / Germany)

Low Life (Nicolas Klotz and Elizabeth Perceval, France) [v]

The Matter Propounded, of its possibility or impossibility, treated in four Parts (David Gatten) [s]

Meek's Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt)

Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes) [v]

The Mill & The Cross (Lech Majewski, Poland / Sweden)

Nimbus Smile (Lewis Klahr) [v/s]

Nostalgia For The Light (Patricio Guzmán, Chile / France / Germany)

O somma luce (Jean-Marie Straub, France) [v/s]

On Tour (Mathieu Amalric, France)

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (Sophie Fiennes, U.K. / France / The Netherlands)

Outside Satan (Bruno Dumont, France)

Parties Visible Et Invisible D'un Ensemble Sous Tension (Emmanuel Lefrant, France) [s]

Perpetuum Mobile (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico / Canada)

Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension (Dan Povenmire & Robert F. Hughes) [v]

Policeman (Nadav Lapid, Israel)

Putty Hill (Matt Porterfield)

Rubber (Quentin Dupieux, France)

Sea Swallow'd (Andrew Kötting, U.K.) [s]

Senna (Asif Kapadia, U.K.)

A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

Sharp Edge Blunt (Leighton Pierce) [v/s]

The Silver Cliff (Karim Aïnouz, Brazil)

Slow Action (Ben Rivers, U.K.) [m]

Smuggler (Katsuhito Ishii, Japan)

Sounding Glass (Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany) [v/s]

Sugar Slim Says (Lewis Klahr) [v/s]*

Terri (Azazel Jacobs)

The Three Rs (David Lynch, U.S. / Austria) [s]

The Trip (Michael Winterbottom, U.K.)

Twenty Cigarettes (James Benning) [v]

Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean, Romania)

The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr, Hungary)

Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, U.K. / Germany / France / Canada / Japan / U.S.)

Unstoppable (Tony Scott)

warm spots (Jonathan Schwartz) [s]

wash & shave (Jonathan Schwartz) [s]

Weekend (Andrew Haigh, U.K.)

Winnebago Man (Ben Steinbauer)

Winnie the Pooh (Stephen J. Anderson & Don Hall, U.K. / U.S.) [m]

 

[6]

Any Ever: Ready (Re'Search Wait'S) (Ryan Trecartin) [v/s]

Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith, U.K. / U.S.)

Available Properties (Mary Billyou) [v/s]

Beginners (Mike Mills)

Bridesmaids (Paul Feig)

Chatrak (Mushrooms) (Vimukthi Jayasundara, India / France)

The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry)

Dark Horse (Todd Solondz)

Easy A (Will Gluck)

Empire (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Austria) [v/s]*

Familiar Grounds (Stéphane Lefleur, Canada)

The Future is Bright (Jodie Mack) [v/s]

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (Damien Chazelle)

Gypsy (Martin Sulík, Slovakia / Czech Republic)

Hall Pass (Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly)

Heartbeats [Les Amours Imaginaires] (Xavier Dolan, Canada)

How I Ended This Summer (Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia)

Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, Canada / France)

Into The Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (Werner Herzog, Germany / Canada / U.S.)

Jan Villa (Natasha Mendonca, India) [s]

Kaboom (Gregg Araki, U.S. / France)

The Kid With a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium / France)

Landscape, semi-surround (Eriko Sonoda, Japan) [v/s]*

Louis C.K.: "Hilarious" (Louis C.K.)

Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)*

Melancholia (Lars von Trier, Denmark / Sweden / France / Germany)

Ne change rien (Pedro Costa, France / Portugal)

Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek)

Nimbus Seeds (Lewis Klahr) [v/s]

Once it started it could not end otherwise (Kelly Sears) [v/s]

The Perfect Host (Nick Tomnay)

Place for Landing (Shambhavi Kaul) [v/s

Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea)

Porfirio (Alejando Landes, Colombia / Spain / Uruguay / Argentina / France)

Posthaste Perennial Pattern (Jodie Mack) [v/s]

A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, France / Italy)

El Sicario: Room 164 (Gianfranco Rosi, U.S. / France)

Space is the Place (Eriko Sonoda, Japan) [v/s]*

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (Robert Rodriguez)

Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols)

Trypps #7 (Badlands) (Ben Russell) [s]

Two Years At Sea (Ben Rivers, U.K.)

Voice On the Line (Kelly Sears) [v/s]

We Were Here (David Weissman)

 

[5]

Aita (José María de Orbe, Spain)

Alexander The Last (Joe Swanberg)

ALPS (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)

The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, France / Belgium)

Back To Stay [Open Doors, Open Windows] (Milagros Mumenthaler, Argentina / Switzerland / The Netherlands)

Barren (Kathrin McInnis) [v/s]

Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press)

The Beaver (Jodie Foster)

CBS Eye (Mary Billyou) [s]

Caterpillar (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan)

Cedar Rapids (Miguel Arteta)

Come Rain, Come Shine (Lee Yoon-ki, South Korea)

Conference (Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Austria) [s]

Cyrus (Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass)

The Descendents (Alexander Payne)

Dust Studies (Michael Gitlin) [v/s]

Faust (Alexander Sokurov, Russia)

Friends With Kids (Jennifer Westfeldt)

A Funny Man [Dirch] (Martin P. Zandvliet, Denmark)

The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski, France / Germany / U.K.)

Gnomeo & Juliet (Kelly Asbury, U.S. / U.K.)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (David Yates, U.S. / U.K.)

i am a good person / i am a bad person (Ingrid Veninger, Canada) [v]

Insidious (James Wan)

J. Edgar (Clint Eastwood)

Jack Goes Boating (Philip Seymour Hoffman)

Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn, U.S. / U.K.)

KOMODO (a child) (Eriko Sonoda, Japan) [v/s]*

The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman)

Love Crime (Alain Corneau, France)

Magic for Beginners (Jesse McLean) [v/s]

Margin Call (J. C. Chandor)

The Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa, Peru / Spain)

Mother and Child (Rodrigo García, U.S. / Spain)

The Other F Word (Andrea Blaugrund Nevins)

Pina (Wim Wenders, Germany / France)

Potiche (François Ozon, France)

Rango (Gore Verbinski)

Repo Chick (Alex Cox) [v]

Retrograde Premonition (Leighton Pierce) [v/s]

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rpert Wyatt, U.S. / U.K.)

A Screaming Man (Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, Chad / France / Belgium)*

Septien (Michael Tully)

The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)

Snakes and Ladders (Kathrin McInnis) [v/s]

Source Code (Duncan Jones, U.S. / France)

Super 8 (J.J. Abrams)

Tabloid (Errol Morris)

The Time That Remains (Elia Suleiman, U.K. / Italy / Belgium / France)

Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham)*

Urbanized (Gary Hustwit, U.S. / U.K.)

The Wolf Knife (Laurel Nakadate) [v]

 

 

[4]

Las acacias (Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina / Spain)

All Things Now Were Overtaken By Silence (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico / Canada) [v]

All Your Dead Ones (Carlos Moreno, Colombia)

Alois Nebel (Tomáš Luňák, Czech Republic)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (Mike MItchell)

Berlin Tracks 18h00-20h00 (Shiloh Cinquemani, U.S. / Germany) [s]

Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico / Spain)

Burke and Hare (John Landis, U.K.)

Enter The Void (Gaspar Noé, France / Germany / Italy / Canada / Japan)

Fable of the Fish (Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr., The Philippines) [v]

Frankie and Alice (Geoffrey Sax, Canada)

The Future (Miranda July, Germany / U.S.)

Generation P (Victor Ginzburg, Russia / U.S.)

Good Neighbours (Jacob Tierney, Canada)

Hobo With a Shotgun (Jason Eisener, Canada / U.S.)

Hop (Tim Hill)

The Ides of March (George Clooney)

Imperceptihole (Lori Felker & Robert Todd) [s]

Love & Other Drugs (Edward Zwick)

Loverboy (Catalin Mitulescu, Romania / Sweden)

Michael (Markus Schleinzer, Austria)

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen, U.S. / France / Spain)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (Mark Waters)

Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, Mexico)

Moneyball (Bennett Miller)

The Mountain (Ghassan Salhab, Lebanon / Qatar) [v]

Page Eight (David Hare, U.K.)

Pariah (Dee Rees)

Paul (Greg Mottola, Spain / France / U.K. / U.S.)

Pelejsian's Silence (Pietro Marcello, Italy) [m]

Physical Changes (David Dinnell) [v/m]

Play (Ruben Östlund, Sweden / France / Denmark) [v]

Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke)

Shame (Steve McQueen, U.K.)

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (Matthew Bate, Australia)

The Sitter (David Gordn Green)

Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh, Australia)

Solitary Man (Brian Koppelman and David Levien)

Something Borrowed (Luke Greenfield)

Summer of Goliath (Nicolás Pereda, Mexico / Canada / The Netherlands)

X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn)

 

 

[3]

Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure (Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder and Olivia Block) [p/m]

Arirang (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea) [v]

Carnage (Roman Polanski, France / Germany / Poland)

Hanna (Joe Wright, U.S. / U.K. / Germany)

Hotel Swooni (Kaat Beels, Belgium)

In a Better World [Hævnen] (Susanne Bier, Denmark)

New Year's Eve (Gerry Marshall)

The Parking Lot Movie (Megan Eckman)

Peep World (Barry W. Blaustein)

The Smurfs (Raja Gosnell)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, U.K. / U.S.)

 

 

[2]

The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (Alex Zamm)

General Orders No. 9 (Robert Persons)

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Kevin Tancharoen)

The Roommate (Christian E. Christiansen)

 

 

[1]

Standing Ovation (Stewart Raffill)

 

 

[W/O]

Ajami (Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani, Israel / Germany) (0:35)

The Cinema Hold-up (Iria Gómez Concheiro, Mexico) (0:32)

Don't Be Afraid (Montxo Armindaríz, Spain) (0:22)

Free Men (Ismaël Ferroukhi, Algeria / France) (0:33)

The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, Ireland) (0:42)

Guilty of Romance (Sion Sono, Japan) (0:53)

Higher Ground (Vera Farmiga) (0:37)

I Killed My Mother (Xavier Dolan, Canada) (0:28)

The Iron Lady (Phyllida Lloyd, U.K.) (0:22)

Kudzu Vine (Josh Gibson) [s] (0:09)

The Lottery (Madeleine Sackler) [v] (0:40)

My Week With Marilyn (Simon Curtis, U.K. / U.S.) (0:38)

Nénette (Nicolas Philibert, France) (0:33)

Red State (Kevin Smith) (0:28)

Self-Referential Traverse: Zeitgeist and Engagement (Sun Kim, South Korea) [v] (0:25)

Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, Germany) (0:45)

Spring Fever (Lou Ye, China / France) (0:40)

Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder) (0:26)

Tyrannosaur (Paddy Considine, U.K.) (0:47)

Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, U.K.) (1:00)