NEW RELEASES SEEN, 2014

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]

Episode of the Sea (Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan, and the inhabitants of Urk, The Netherlands) [m]

Goodbye To Language (Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland) [m/3D]

Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium / France / Italy)

 

[8]

Actress (Robert Greene)

Blanket Statement #2: It's All or Nothing (Jodie Mack) [s]

Blankets For Indians (Ken Jacobs) [m/3D]

Canopy (Ken Jacobs) [v/s]

Charlie Victor Romeo (Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Karlyn Michelson)

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (Jodie Mack) [p/m]*

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, Portugal)

The Innocents (Jean-Paul Kelly, Canada) [s]

The Past (Asghar Farhadi, France / Italy)

Shoot (Gaspar Noé, France / U.S.) [s]

Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, South Korea / U.S. / France / Czech Republic)

Sound That (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

Story of My Death (Albert Serra, Spain / France)

Things (Ben Rivers, U.K.) [s]

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck, U.S. / Poland / Russia / Ukraine)

 

 

[7]

About Time (Richard Curtis, U.K.)

Alive (Park Jung-bum, South Korea)

All The Light In The Sky (Joe Swanberg)

Art and Craft (Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker)

Le beau danger (René Frölke, Germany)

Beep (Kim Kyung-man, South Korea) [s]

Bird People (Pascale Ferran, France)

The Blue Record (Jeremy Moss) [s]

Burning Bush (Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic) [TV]

Cairo Drive (Sherief Elkatsha, Egypt / U.S.)

Center Jenny (Ryan Trecartin) [v/m]

Century (Kevin Jerome Everson) [s]

a certain worry (Jonathan Schwartz) [s]

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas, France / Germany / Switzerland)

Color Neutral (Jenn Reeves) [s]

Confession (Lee Do-yun, South Korea)

Creme 21 (Eve Heller, Austria / U.S.) [v/s]

Deep Sleep (Basma Alsharif, Malta / Greece / France / Palestine) [v/s]

The Dragon is the Frame (Mary Helena Clark) [v/s]

Eat Your Bones (Jean-Charles Hue, France)

Ellie Lumme (Ignatiy Vishnevetsky) [m]*

Fe 26 (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

First Cousin Once Removed (Alan Berliner)

Fort Morgan (Alexander Stewart) [s]

Glistening Thrills (Jodie Mack) [s]

Gone Girl (David Fincher)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, U.K. / Germany)

Hacked Circuit (Deborah Stratman, U.K. / Germany / U.S.) [s]

Heaven Knows What (Josh and Bennie Safdie)

Hill of Freedom (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) [m]

horizon (Stephanie Barber) [v/s]

How to Disappear Completely (Raya Martin, The Philippines)

The Hummingbird Wars (Janie Geiser) [v/s]

Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland / Denmark)

If You Don't, I Will (Sophie Fillières, France)

Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, Argentina / Denmark / France / Mexico / U.S. / Germany / Brazil)

Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian (Arnaud Desplechin, France / U.S.)

Journey to the West (Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan / France) [m]

The Joycean Society (Dora Garcia, Belgium / Spain) [m]

Juneteenth Columbus, Mississippi (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

Khan Khanne: A Letter to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux (Jean-Luc Godard, Switzerland) [v/s]

The Lego Movie (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, U.S. / Australia / Denmark)

Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia)

Li'l Quinquin (Bruno Dumont, France)

Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)

The Lonely Life of Debby Adams (Karen Yasinsky) [v/s]

Maidan (Sergei Loznitza, Ukraine / The Netherlands)

Nebraska (Alexander Payne)

Nymphomaniac Vols. 1 & 2 (Lars Von Trier, Denmark / Germany / France / Belgium / U.K.)

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre)

Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, U.K. / Germany / France / Cyprus / U.S.)

Pan (Anton Ginzburg, Russia) [s]

Panchromes I, II, III (T. Marie) [v/s]

Persian Pickles (Jodie Mack) [s]

Picture Perfect Pyramid (Johann Lurf, Austria) [s]

Rati Chakravyuh (Ashish Avikunthak, India)

Razzle Dazzle (Jodie Mack) [s]

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

Revivre (Im Kwon-taek, South Korea)

San Siro (Yuri Ancarani, Italy) [v/s]

La Sapience (Eugène Green, France / Italy)

Sea of Vapors (Sylvia Schedelbauer, Germany) [v/s]

Second Sight (Deborah Stratman) [v/s]

Shield of Straw (Takashi Miike, Japan)

Spirits In Season (Stephen Broomer, Canada) [s]

Stop-Over (Kaveh Bakhtiari, Switzerland / France)

The Stuart Hall Project (John Akomfrah, U.K.)

That Dizzying Crest (Jeremy Moss) [s]

\A Thousand Suns (Mati Diop, France) [m]

Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan, Canada / France)

Too Many Cooks (Casper Kelly) [v/s]

Towheads (Shannon Plumb)

Twelve Tales Told (Johann Lurf, Austria) [v/s]

Two Museums (Heinz Emigholz, Germany) [s]

Tygers (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

Under a Changing Sky (Jean-Claude Rousseau, France) [v/s]

Under the Heat Lamp an Opening (Zachary Epcar) [v/s]

United States Wins the World Cup (Vincent Gallo) [s]

Venus In Fur (Roman Polanski, France / Poland)

Visual Pleasure (Catie Eller) [v/s]

Watercolor (Vincent Grenier, U.S. / Canada) [v/s] [revised version]

We Are The Best! (Lukas Moodysson, Sweden / Denmark)

We Had the Experience but Missed the Meaning (Laida Lertxundi) [s]

Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey / France / Germany)

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

Workers Leaving the Job Site (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

You and the Night [Les rencontres d'après minuit] (Yann Gonzalez, France)

Zero Motivation (Talya Lavie, Israel / France)

 

 

[6]

American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)

Annie (Will Gluck)

Approaching the Elephant (Amanda Rose Wilder)

The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, Australia)

Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier)

Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

Brébeuf (Stephen Broomer, Canada) [s]

Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, U.S. / Germany)

Coherence (James Ward Byrkit)

Concerning Violence (Göran Hugh Olsson, Sweden / Norway / Denmark / U.S.)

Le Conque (Jesse Malmed) [v/s]

The Crash Reel (Lucy Walker)

The Figures Carved into the Knife by the Sap of the Banana Trees (Joana Pimenta, U.S. / Portugal) [v/s]

A Girl At My Door (July Jung, South Korea)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour)

Go For Sisters (John Sayles)

Jealousy (Philippe Garrel, France)

Half Life (April Simmons) [v/s]

Happy Christmas (Joe Swanberg)

The Immigrant (James Gray)

Inquire Within (Jay Rosenblatt) [v/s]

Into The Woods (Rob Marshall)

Intransit (Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Thailand) [s]

The Island of Saint Matthews (Kevin Jerome Everson)

Life Itself (Steve James)

Life of Riley [Aimer, boire et chanter] (Alain Resnais, France)

Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)

Lucky Them (Megan Griffiths)

Lunar Almanac (Malena Szlam, Canada) [s]

Mansfield Product Co. (Kevin Jerome Everson) [v/s]

Maps To The Stars (David Cronenberg, Canada / U.S. / Germany / France)

natural history (James Benning, U.S. / Austria)

Night Noon (Shambhavi Kaul, U.S. / Mexico) [s]

Nocturnal Symmetries (Scott Stark) [v/s]

Peacock (Alexander Stewart) [s]

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (Sophie Fiennes, U.K. / Ireland)

Picture Particle (Thorsten Fleisch, Germany) [s]

The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro, Argentina)

Private Violence (Cynthia Hill)

PULL/DRIFT (Margaret Rorison) [s]

The Punk Singer (Sini Anderson)

Pyramid Flares (Johann Lurf, Austria) [s]

R.P.M.2 (Ryan Fox) [v/s]

Reign of Silence (Lukas Marxt, Austria / Germany) [s]

Selma (Ava DuVernay, U.S. / U.K.)

Seven Signs that Mean Silence (Sara Magenheimer) [v/s]

Seymour: An Introduction (Ethan Hawke)

The Skeleton Twins (Craig Johnson)

Some Graphic Sex, Heavy Drinking, Bloody Violence, and Dirty Language: Seven One-minute Feature-like Films About Seoul (Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, U.S. / South Korea) [p]

Songs From The North (Soon-Mi Yoo, U.S. / South Korea) [m]

The Square (Jehane Noujaim, Egypt / U.S.)

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Sam Fleischner)

Still Alice (Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland)

Taprobana (Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal / Sri Lanka / Denmark) [s]

Theeb (Naji Abu Nowar, Jordan / Qatar / U.A.E. / U.K.)

They Came Together (David Wain)

This Is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan)

Under The Skin (Jonathan Glazer, U.K. / U.S. / Switzerland)

Vegas (Lukasz Konopa, U.S. / U.K.) [s]

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki, U.S. / France)

Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée)

With Pluses and Minuses (Mike Stoltz) [s]

 

 

[5]

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Declan Lowney, U.K. / France)

Babash (Lisa Truttmann & Behrouz Rae, U.S. / Austria / Iran) [s]

Bad Words (Jason Bateman)

Beyond Outrage (Takeshi Kitano, Japan)

Big Men (Rachel Boynton, U.K. / Denmark / U.S.)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro G. Iñárritu)

Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)

The Book of Life (Jorge R. Gutierrez)

The Broken Circle Breakdown (Felix Van Groeningen, Belgium / The Netherlands)

A Brony Tale (Brent Hodge, Canada / U.S. . New Zealand)

brouillard - passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, Canada) [s]

California Picture Book (Zach Iannazzi) [s]

Cheap Thrills (E.L. Katz)

Coming Home (Zhang Yimou, China)

Coming To Terms (Jon Jost)

Detour de Force (Rebecca Baron, U.S. / Austria) [s]

Devil's Knot (Atom Egoyan, U.S. / Canada)

Exhibition (Joanna Hogg, U.K.)

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, Sweden / France / Norway)

Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)

A Fresh Start (Jang Woojin, South Korea)

Friction of the Inner and Outer Consciousness (Isaac Sherman) [s]

From Left to Right and Top to Bottom (Flora Watzal, Austria) [v/s]

Ginza Strip (Richard Tuohy, Australia) [s]

Golden Calf (Dale Cooper) [v/s]

Gyeongju (Zhang Lu, South Korea)

A Hard Day (Kim Seong-hoon, South Korea)

Healing (Stephanie Barber) [v/s]

Heli (Amat Escalante, Mexico / France / Germany / The Netherlands)

The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones, U.S. / France)

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (Michel Gondry, France)

It Felt Like Love (Eliza Hittman)

Jane's Birthday (Christine Lucy Latimer, Canada) [v/s]

Love Is Strange (Ira Sachs)

Lucy (Luc Besson, France)

Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, U.S. / U.K.)

Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud des Pallières, Germany / France)

Minimal Vandalism (Kay Walkowiak, Austria) [s]

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Rob Minkoff)

Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh, U.K.)

Mitt (Greg Whiteley)

Mood Indigo [L'écume des jours] (Michel Gondry, France / Belgium)

My Heart, Overreaches (Malic Amalya) [v/s]

Old Growth (Ryan Marino) [s]

The Old Man of Belém (Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal / France) [s]

The Overnighters (Jesse Moss)

The Owners (Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Kazakhstan)

Palo Alto (Gia Coppola)

the pimp and his trophies (Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Austria) [v/m]

The Policeman's House (Mich'ael Zupraner, Israel / Palestine) [v/m]

Reveries (Karissa Hahn) [s]

Rich Hill (Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo)

St. Vincent (Theodore Melfi)

Saved (Emnet Mulugeta, Eritrea / U.S.) [s]

Something in the Air [Après mai] (Olivier Assayas, France)

Still The Water (Naomi Kawase, Japan)

This Is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy)

til I see my way back home (Thad Povey) [s]

The Tribe (Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine)

The Valley Below (Kyle Thomas, Canada)

Veronica Mars (Rob Thomas)

When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania / France)

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (Mark Silver, U.K. / Mexico)

Young & Beautiful (Francois Ozon, France)

The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam, U.K. / Romania / France / U.S.

 

 

[4]

Against Landscape (Josh Gen Solondz) [v/s]

Butter on the Latch (Josephine Decker)

The Captive (Atom Egoyan, Canada)

Catalogue (Dana Berman Duff) [s]

Cells and Stalks (Herb Theriault, Canada) [v/s]

Child of God (James Franco)

Confessions With an Open Curtain (Eli Cortiñas, Germany) [v/s]

Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée)

The Dark, Krystle (Michael Robinson) [v/s]

Difficult Loves (Paul Clipson) [s]

Drain (Bettina Hoffman, Canada) [v/s]

A Dream of Iron (Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, South Korea / U.S.)

E-Team (Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny)

Elena (Petra Costa, U.S. / Brazil)

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott, U.S. / U.K. / Spain)

Fires On The Plain (Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan)

Foreign Body (Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland / Italy / Russia)

Goth Movie (Chemirocha) (Jesse Malmed) [s]

HedonHeathen2 (Lana Z. Caplan) [s]

I Am Not Lorena (Isadora Marras, Chile / Argentina)

Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, U.S. / U.K.)

Locke (Stephen Knight, U.K. / U.S.)

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

OBRA (Gregorio Graziosi, Brazil)

The One I Love (Charlie McDowell)

Proxy (Zack Parker)

Relief (Calum Walker) [s]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)

Secrets of War (Dennis Bots, Belgium / The Netherlands / Luxembourg)

Theoretical Architectures (Josh Gibson) [v/s]

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker)

Through Tunnels (Talia Feder) [v/s]

Trust Me (Clark Gregg)

Under the Atmosphere (Mike Stoltz) [s]

The Unknown Known (Errol Morris)

Villa Touma (Suha Arraf, no national affiliation)

World War Z (Marc Forster, U.S. / U.K.)

 

 

[3]

Anna [aka Mindscape] (Jorge Dorado, U.S. / Spain / France)

Borgman (Alex Van Warmerdam, The Netherlands / Belgium)

Explosion No. 6 (Julie Tremble, Canada) [v/s]

Men, Women & Children (Jason Reitman)

A Noisy Delivery (Charles Chadwick) [v/s]

 

 

[2]

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Will Finn & Dan St. Pierre, U.S. / India)

 

 

[1]

 

 

[W/O]

Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway) (0:28)

[Bad] Neighbors (Nicholas Stoller) (0:30)

Calvary (John Michael McDonagh, Ireland / U.K.) (0:28)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (Ned Benson) (1:08)

The Double (Richard Ayoade, U.K.) (0:20)

Enemy (Denis Villeneuve, Canada) (0:22)

Félix and Meira (Maxime Giroux, Canada) (0:35)

Genesis: Sum of the Parts (John Edginton, U.K.) (0:40)

Hellion (Kat Candler) (0:17)

A Long Way Down (Pascal Chaumeil, U.K. / Germany) (0:22)

A Million Ways to Die in the West (Seth MacFarlane) (0:23)

Run & Jump (Steph Green, Ireland) (0:22)

Le Week-End (Roger Michell, U.K. / France) (0:55)

 

 

[ZZZ]

The Green Prince (Nadav Shirman, Israel / U.K. / Germany)