NEW RELEASES SEEN, 2012

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; \ repeat viewing of something I walked out of or fell asleep during)

 

[10]

 

[9]

anders, Mollusien (Nicolas Rey, France)

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, U.K.)

 

[8]

Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)

Holy Motors (Leos Carax, France)

In The Open (Albert Sackl, Austria) [s]

Keep The Lights On (Ira Sachs)

Keyhole (Guy Maddin, Canada / U.S.)

Let the Bullets Fly (Jiang Wen, China)

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)

Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, Austria)

Orpheus (Outtakes) (Mary Helena Clark) [s]

Passage Upon the Plume (Fern Silva, Egypt / Turkey) [s]

Point de Gaze (Jodie Mack) [s]

Student (Darezhan Omirbayev, Kazakhstan)

This Is Not a Film (Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi, Iran) [v]

View from the Acropolis (Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebran de Haan, The Netherlands) [s]

 

[7]

Across & Down (Lori Felker, U.S. / Uganda) [s]

American Falls (Phil Solomon) [p/v/m]

And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down (Jennifer Reeder) [v/s]

Ashes (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / U.S.) [s]

Barbara (Christian Petzold, Germany)

Bestiaire (Denis Côté, Canada / France)*

Bloom (Scott Stark) [v/s]

By foot-candle light (Mary Helena Clark) [v/s]

Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, Canada / France)

Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman, U.S. / France)

Danube Hospital (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria)

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

Departure (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

Detropia (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)

Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (Christian Petzold, Germany)

The Five-Year Engagement (Nicholas Stoller)

Ghost Algebra (Janie Geiser) [s]

The Girl From Nowhere (Jean-Claude Brisseau, France)

The Great Cinema Party (Raya Martin, The Philippines / South Korea) [v]

How To Survive a Plague (David France)

I am micro (Shumona Goel and Shai Heredia, India) [s]

Ich auch, auch, ich auch [Me too, too, me too] (Friedl vom Gröller, Austria) [s]

If The War Continues (Jonathan Schwartz) [s]

The Imposter (Bart Layton, U.K. / U.S.)

In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea)

Landfill 16 (Jennifer Reeves) [s]

The Land of Hope (Sion Sogo, Japan)

The Last Time I Saw Macao (João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra de Mata, Portugal / France)

A Lax Riddle Unit (Laida Lertxundi) [s]

Like Someone In Love (Abbas Kiarostami, Japan / France)

Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

A Loft (Ken Jacobs) [v/s]

Looper (Rian Johnson)

Magic Mike (Stephen Soderbergh)

The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Meanwhile (Hal Hartley) [m]

Memories Look at Me (Song Fang, China / The Netherlands)

A Minimal Difference (Jean-Paul Kelly, Canada) [v/s]*

Monuments (Redmond Entwistle, U.K. / U.S.) [s]

Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil)

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)

Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, Norway)

Our Grand Despair (Seyfi Teoman, Turkey / German / The Netherlands)

Pacific Sun (Thomas Demand, Germany) [s]

Pater (Alain Cavalier, France)

Peril of the Antilles (Fern Silva, U.S. / Haiti) [s]

Perret in France and Algeria (Heinz Emigholz, Germany)

Persian Pickles (Jodie Mack) [s]

Phantoms of a Libertine (Ben Rivers, U.K.) [s]

Rapt (Lucas Belvaux, France / Belgium)

Reconnaissance (Johann Lurf, Austria / U.S.) [s]

Ritournelle (Christopher Becks and Peter Miller, Germany) [s]

Room 237 (Rodney Ascher)

The S From Hell (Rodney Ascher) [v/s]

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

Self Control (Martin Arnold, Austria) [s]

Shanghai (Dibakar Banerjee, India)

Shoot Don't Shoot (William E. Jones) [v/s]

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

Sorry Horns (Luther Price) [s]

Sound of Noise (Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sweden / France)

Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine)

The Strawberry Tree (Simone Rapisarda Casanova, Canada) [v]

Tin Pressed (Dani Leventhal) [v/s]

Tabu (Miguel Gomes, Portugal / Brazil)

Three Sisters (Wang Bing, France / Italy / Hong Kong)

Tiger Tail In Blue (Frank V. Ross)

Turn Me On, Goddammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, Norway)

21 Chitrakoot (Shambhavi Kaul, U.S. / India) [v/s]

untitled Viennale trailer ("That's All, Bin!") (Chris Marker, France / Austria) [v/s]

Vamps (Amy Heckerling)

Wadena (Peggy Ahwesh) [v/s]

Waiting Room (Vincent Grenier, U.S. / Canada) [v/s]

Walker (Tsai Ming-liang, China / Hong Kong) [s]

the war (James Benning) [v/m]

When Night Falls (Ying Liang, China / South Korea) [v]

 

[6]

Abendland (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria)

The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg, U.S. / New Zealand)

Amity (Alejandro Adams)

August Song (Jodie Mack and Emily Kuehn) [v/s]

Auto-Collider XV (Ernie Gehr) [v/s]

Big In Vietnam (Mati Diop, France) [s]

Brave (Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman)

Breathing (Karl Markovics, Austria)

Brownian Movement (Nanouk Leopold, The Netherlands)

Buenos Noches, España (Raya Martin, Spain / The Philippines)

Burning Star (Josh Solondz) [v/s]

Caesar Must Die (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy)

The Cabin In The Woods (Drew Goddard)

The Central Park Five (Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon)

Cloud Atlas (Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer, U.S. / Germany / Hong Kong / Singapore)

The Color of the Chameleon (Emil Christov, Bulgaria)

Concrete Parlay (Fern Silva, U.S. / Egypt / Turkey / France) [s]

Footnote (Joseph Cedar, Israel)

Forest Walk (Mike Hoolboom, Canada) [v/s]

4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara, U.S. / Switzerland / France)

The Future Is Bright (Jodie Mack) [s]

Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap, India)

Gebo and the Shadow (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal / France)

Girl Model (David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, U.S. / France / Japan / Russia)

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Takashi Miike, Japan)

How to Scientifically Remove a Shiny Screw with Chinese Characteristics in Eighteen Turns (Ai Weiwei, China) [v/s]

The Hunter (Rafi Pitts, Iran / Germany)

Jackass 3D (Jeff Tremaine)

Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik)

Light in the Yellow Breathing Space (Vimukthi Jayasundara, Sri Lanka / South Korea) [v/m]*

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

Mekong Hotel (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand / U.K. /France) [v/m]

Paradise: Love (Ulrich Seidl, Austria / Germany / France)

ParaNorman (Chris Butler and Sam Fell)

Passion (Brian De Palma, France / Germany)

Phantoms (Chris Kennedy, Canada / Germany) [s]

Pipe Dreams (Ali Cherri, Lebanon / France) [v/s]*

Post Mortem (Pablo Larraín, Chile / Germany / Mexico)

Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico / France / The Netherlands / Germany)

Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard, France)

Quando I Corpi si Toccando [When Bodies Touch] (Paolo Gioli, Italy) [s]

Red Hook Summer (Spike Lee)

Save The Date (Michael Mohan)

The Secret World of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan)

17 New Dam Road (Dani Leventhal) [v/s]

Sister [L'enfant d'en haut] (Ursula Meier, France / Switzerland)

Soft Palate (Martin Arnold, Austria) [s]*

Starlet (Sean Baker)

Swoop (Caroline Koebel) [s]

The Transit of Venus 1 & 2 (Nicky Hamlyn, U.K., 2005 / 2012) [s]

Tower (Kazik Radwanski, Canada)

Traveling Light (Gina Telaroli) [v/m]

The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt) [v]

Welcome to Pine Hill (Keith Miller) [v]

 

[5]

Amour (Michael Haneke, Austria / France / Germany)

Arcana (Henry Hills) [v/s]

Argo (Ben Affleck)

As Above, So Below (Sarah J. Christman) [v/m]

At Rest (Lorenzo Gattorna) [s]

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (Constance Marks)

Bernie (Richard Linklater)

Birds (Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal) [s]

Blanket Statement #1: Home Is Where The Heart Is (Jodie Mack) [s]

Conjuror's Box (Kerry Laitala) [s]

Camion (Rafaël Ouellet, Canada)

The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)

Dreileben: Don't Follow Me (Dominik Graf, Germany)

Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (Christoph Hochhäusler, Germany)

Far From Afghanistan (John Gianvito / Jon Jost / Soon-Mi Yoo / Minda Martin / Travis Wilkerson)

Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter, U.K.)

God Bless America (Bobcat Goldthwait)

Hello I Must Be Going (Todd Louiso)

Here Is Everything (Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Canada / U.S.) [v/s]

Hotel Transylvania (Genndy Tartakovsky)

It's Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt) [m]

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (John Schultz)

Kid Beat Box: Twenty-two Tapes, Edit Nine (Stephen Wetzel) [v/s]

The Lebanese Rocket Society (Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Lebanon / Qatar / United Arab Emirates)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon)

Marvel's The Avengers (Joss Wheedon)

Medianeras (Sidewalls) (Gustavo Taretto, Argentina / Spain / Germany)

Mirror Mirror (Tarsem Singh)

Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau, Canada)

Motorway (Soi Cheang, Hong Kong)

The Muppets (James Bobin)

The mutability of all things and the possibility of changing some (Anna Marziano, France / Italy) [s]

Pacific Sun (Thomas Demand) [v/s]

Palaces of Pity (Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, Portugal) [v/m]

Pitch Perfect (Jason Moore)

Polisse (Maïwenn, France)

The Possession (Ole Bornedal, U.S. / Canada)

Price Check (Michael Walker)

Return (Liza Johnson)

Saskatchewan (Richard Wiebe) [s]

Shadow Cuts (Martin Arnold, Austria) [s]

Shayne's Rectangle (Dani Leventhal) [v/s]

La Sirga (William Vega, Colombia / Mexico)

So Sorry (Ai Weiwei, China) [v/m]

Springtime (Jeroen Eisinga, The Netherlands) [s]

Ted (Todd MacFarlane)

This Is 40 (Judd Apatow)

This Must Be The Place (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy / France / Ireland)

The Three Stooges (Bobby and Peter Farrelly)

2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy, Germany / France / Belgium)

A Useful Life (Federico Veiroj, Uruguay / Spain)

Wanderlust (David Wain)

The Woman in Black (James Watkins, U.K. / Canada / Sweden)

Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore)

 

[4]

Apart (Aaron Rottinghaus)

Aurora (Cristi Puiu, Romania)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)

A Burning Hot Summer (Philippe Garrel, France / Italy / Switzerland)

Compliance (Craig Zobel)

The Capsule (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece) [m]

Correspondence (Robert Fenz, Germany) [m]

The Crimes of Mike Recket (Bruce Sweeney, Canada)

Everyday (Michael Winterbottom, U.K.)

Flight (Robert Zemeckis)

Frankenweenie (Tim Burton)

Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz, Germany)

Happy Feet Two (George Miller)

The Hunger Games (Gary Ross)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier)

Ishqzaade [Born to Hate, Destined to Love] (Habib Faisal, India)

Jesse & Celeste Forever (Lee Toland Krieger)

Kill List (Ben Wheatley, U.K.)

A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (Ben Timlett, Bill Jones, and Jeff Simpson, U.K.)

London: The Modern Babylon (Julien Temple, U.K.)

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Peter Hedges)

Penance [Shokuzai] (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan) (Eps. 1, 2, 5)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord & Jeff Newitt, U.K. / U.S.)

Rise of the Guardians (Peter Ramsey)

This Our Still Life (Andrew Kötting, U.K.) [v/m]

20Hz (Semiconductor) [v/s]

Undergrowth (Robert Todd) [s]

Vergence (Tina Frank, Austria) [v/s]

Watch the Closing Doors (Jim Jennings) [v/s]

We Have a Pope [Habemus Papam] (Nanni Moretti, Italy / France)

Within (Robert Todd) [s]

\Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, U.K.)

Young Adult (Jason Reitman)

Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

 

[3]

Bachelorette (Leslye Headland)

Clip (Maja Milos, Serbia)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (David Bowers, U.S. / Canada)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry)

Hanezu (Naomi Kawase, Japan)

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass)

Pieta (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea)

The Raven (James McTeigue, U.S. / Hungary / Spain)

 

[2]

 

[1]

 

[W/O]

As If We Were Catching a Cobra (Hala Alabdalla, Syria / France) [viewed w/ French subtitles] (0:44)

Beauty (Oliver Hermanus, South Africa) (0:32)

Bullhead (Michael R. Roskam, Belgium) (1:10)

Headshot (Pen-Ek Ratanruang, Thailand) (1:05)

LOL (Lisa Azuelos) (0:52)

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (Matthew Akers) (0:51)

Nature Calls (Todd Rohal) (0:36)

Nuit #1 (Anne Émond, Canada) (0:35)

Our Life (La Nostra Vita) (Daniele Luchetti, Italy) (0:34)

Premium Rush (David Koepp) (0:53)

A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark) (0:33)

The Sheik and I (Caveh Zahedi, U.S. / United Arab Emirates) (0:36)

Thursday Through Sunday (Dominga Sotomayor, Chile / The Netherlands) (0:50)

Whores' Glory (Michael Glawogger, Germany / Austria) (0:32)