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MARCH 2014 IN FILM

Highlights: Soderbergh, Tsai, Carpenter (cont’d), marathoning through True Detective & the shockingly great The Lego Movie. Again, blank spots are for festival screeners (not including partially watched material), none of which I can disclose at the moment.

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  4. SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE (Steven Soderbergh, 1989)
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  6. NOLLYWOOD BABYLON (Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal, 2008)
  7. THE LEGO MOVIE (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014)(T)
  8. THE WIND RISES (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013)(T)
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  12. THE LIMEY (Steven Soderbergh, 1999)
  13. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2009)
  14. WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (Tsai Ming-Liang, 2001)
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  16. FESTEN a.k.a. THE CELEBRATION (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
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  20. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson, 2014)(T)
  21. SUCKER PUNCH (Zack Snyder, 2011)
  22. MAGIC MIKE (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)
  23. GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
  24. THE SKYWALK IS GONE (short; Tsai Ming-liang, 2002)
  25. TRAFFIC (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
  26. BODY BAGS (John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper, 1993)
  27. I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (Tsai Ming-liang, 2006)
  28. SHUFFLE (short; Sogo Ishii, 1981)
  29. IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (John Carpenter, 1994)
  30. JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (Frank Pavich, 2013)(T)
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Rewatched

  1. IRON MAN (Jon Favreau, 2008)
  2. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (John Carpenter, 1986)
  3. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004)
  4. SHAME (Steve McQueen, 2011)

Television

  1. FRONTLINE, 19x05: “The Merchants of Cool” (Barak Goodman, 2001)(rewatched)
  2. TRUE DETECTIVE, 1x01-1x08 (completed)

FEBRUARY 2014 IN FILM

Back in screener land, so a few of these are redacted. Check back sometime this summer, early autumn and it might very well be updated.

  1. DOWN BY LAW (Jim Jarmusch, 1986)
  2. DEAD MAN (Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
  3. ROBOCOP (José Padilha, 2014)(T)
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  5. GHOST IN THE SHELL 2.0 (Mamoru Oshii, 1995/2008)
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  8. HIMIKO (Masahiro Shinoda, 1974)
  9. THE FOG (John Carpenter, 1980)
  10. GHOSTS OF MARS (John Carpenter, 2001)
  11. EMMANUELLE (Just Jaeckin, 1974)
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  15. REAL (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2013)
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  18. THE WARD (John Carpenter, 2010)
  19. PRINCE OF DARKNESS (John Carpenter, 1987)
  20. CHRISTINE (John Carpenter, 1983)
  21. GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI (Jim Jarmusch, 1999)
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  24. IRMA VEP (Olivier Assayas, 1996)

Rewatched

  1. IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
  2. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher, 2011)
  3. STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (George Lucas, 1977 [2011 Blu-ray version])

Television

JANUARY 2014 IN FILM

  1. THE 39 STEPS (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935)
  2. NEW TALE OF ZATOICHI (Tokuzo Tanaka, 1963)
  3. BRANDED TO KILL (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)
  4. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
  5. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES (Christopher Landon, 2014)(T)
  6. SHE’S ALL THAT (Robert Iscove, 1999)
  7. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (Charles E. Sellier, Jr., 1984)
  8. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 (Lee Harry, 1987)
  9. CHRISTMAS EVIL (Lewis Jackson, 1980)
  10. A TOUCH OF SIN (Jia Zhangke, 2013)(T)
  11. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
  12. FAR FROM HEAVEN (Todd Haynes, 2002)
  13. BLUE COLLAR (Paul Schrader, 1978)
  14. 24 CITY (Jia Zhangke, 2008)
  15. INFERNO OF TORTURE (Teruo Ishii, 1969)
  16. WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (Hong Sang-soo, 2004)
  17. WRITTEN ON THE WIND (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
  18. HER (Spike Jonze, 2013)(T)
  19. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013)(T)
  20. LA HABANERA (Douglas Sirk, 1937)
  21. ASPHALT WATCHES (Shayne Ehman & Seth Scriver, 2013)(T)
  22. IMITATION OF LIFE (Douglas Sirk, 1959)
  23. THE GAME (David Fincher, 1997)
  24. THE NEST (Terence H. Winkless, 1988)
  25. RESIDENT EVIL (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002)
  26. RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (Alexander Witt, 2004)
  27. STILL LIFE (Jia Zhangke, 2006)
  28. GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF (Marvin J. Chomsky, 1979)
  29. TRIBULATION 99: ALIEN ANOMALIES UNDER AMERICA (Craig Baldwin, 1992)
  30. KANDAGAWA PERVERT WARS (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1983)

Rewatched

  1. BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (Peter Strickland, 2012)
  2. NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS (Joe Swanberg & Greta Gerwig, 2008)
  3. STRANGER THAN PARADISE (Jim Jarmusch, 1984)

Television

  1. NBC’S EXPERIMENT IN TELEVISION, 1x04: “This Is Marshal MacLuhan: The Medium is the Massage” (1967)
  2. GIRLS (2012), 1x01-1x02
  3. THE WIRE (2002), 1x13 (rewatched)

DECEMBER 2013 IN FILM

  1. DEAD OR ALIVE 2: BIRDS (Takashi Miike, 2000)
  2. BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973)
  3. GHOSTWATCH (Lesley Manning, 1992)
  4. THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (John Hough, 1973)
  5. INFERNO (Dario Argento, 1980)
  6. LA VIE D’ADÈLE, CHAPITRES 1 & 2 (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)(T)
  7. A FIELD IN ENGLAND (Ben Wheatley, 2013)
  8. AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINT (David Lowery, 2013)
  9. 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (John Singleton, 2002)
  10. WHITE REINDEER (Zach Clark, 2013)
  11. MOEBIUS (Kim Ki-duk, 2013)
  12. LORDS OF SALEM (Rob Zombie, 2012)
  13. MAN OF STEEL (Zach Snyder, 2013)
  14. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Martin Scorsese, 2013)(T)
  15. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (Steve McQueen, 2013)(T)
  16. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (Justin Lin, 2006)
  17. FAST & FURIOUS (Justin Lin, 2009)
  18. FAST FIVE (Justin Lin, 2011)
  19. FURIOUS 6 (Justin Lin, 2013)
  20. CASINO (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
  21. 12 ANGRY MEN (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
  22. THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese, 1983)
  23. AFTER HOURS (Martin Scorsese, 1985)
  24. MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE (Nagisa Oshima, 1983)
  25. THE TALE OF ZATOICHI (Kenji Misumi, 1962)
  26. THE KINGS OF SUMMER (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013)
  27. AFTER EARTH (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)
  28. THE TALE OF ZATOICHI CONTINUES (Kazuo Mori, 1962)

Rewatched

  1. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (Lucio Fulci, 1980)
  2. PAIN & GAIN (Michael Bay, 2013)

Television

  1. GREY’S ANATOMY, 8x04-8x05
  2. THE WIRE, 1x01-1x04 (rewatched)
  3. PARKS & RECREATION, 1x01-1x06 (completed)
  4. THE OFFICE (U.K.), 1x01
  5. KODOKU NO GURUME, 2x02
  6. BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, 1x01-1x02 (rewatched)

NOVEMBER 2013 IN FILM

  1. A BETTER TOMORROW (John Woo, 1986)
  2. MOTHER KÜSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975)
  3. LA CHINOISE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
  4. SAUTE MA VILLE (short; Chantal Akerman, 1968)
  5. NEWS FROM HOME (Chantal Akerman, 1977)
  6. THE STUFF (Larry Cohen, 1985)
  7. MANIAC COP (William Lustig, 1988)
  8. YUMEN (Xu Ruotao, J.P. Sniadecki & Huang Xiang, 2013)
  9. THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Alan Taylor, 2013)(T)
  10. LAS AVENTURAS DE JUAN QUIN QUIN (Julio Garcia Espinosa, 1967)
  11. SONGHUA (short; J.P. Sniadecki, 2007)(T)
  12. DEMOLITION (J.P. Sniadecki, 2008)(T)
  13. VERONIKA VOSS (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982)
  14. PEOPLE’S PARK (Libbie Dina Cohn & J.P. Sniadecki, 2012)(T)
  15. FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (John Maloof & Charlie Siskel, 2013)(T)
  16. MANAKAMANA (Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, 2013)(T)
  17. FOREIGN PARTS (Véréna Paravel & J.P. Sniadecki, 2010)(T)
  18. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
  19. SWEETGRASS (Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009)(T)
  20. A MASQUE OF MADNESS (NOTES ON FILM 06-B, MONOLOGUE 02) (Norbert Pfaffenbichler, 2013)(T)
  21. ON THE JOB (Erik Matti, 2013)(T)
  22. BLACKMAIL IS MY BUSINESS (Kinji Fukasaku, 1968)
  23. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (Ang Lee, 2000)
  24. LES RENDEZ-VOUS D’ANNA (Chantal Akerman, 1978)
  25. SYMPATHY FOR THE UNDERDOG (Kinji Fukasaku, 1971)
  26. DA VINCI (short; Yuri Ancarani, 2012)

Rewatched

  1. ASHES OF TIME REDUX (Wong Kar-wai, 1994/2008)

Television

  1. TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES, Halloween Special (2013)
  2. ADVENTURE TIME, 5x13-5x14
  3. BBC Four’s IN SEARCH OF STEVE DITKO (Peter Boyd McLean, 2007)
  4. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., 1x06-1x07

OCTOBER 2013 IN FILM

  1. METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER (Nimród Antal, 2013)(T)
  2. MACHETE KILLS (Robert Rodriguez, 2013)(T)
  3. CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ (Edgar Morin & Jean Rouch, 1960)
  4. GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL (Hajime Sato, 1968)
  5. GENOCIDE (Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1968)
  6. SECONDS (John Frankenheimer, 1966)
  7. THE LIVING SKELETON (Hajime Sato, 1968)
  8. COME DRINK WITH ME (King Hu, 1966)
  9. LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969)
  10. GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)(T)
  11. TOM À LA FERME (Xavier Dolan, 2013)(T)
  12. L’ÉTRANGE COULEUR DES LARMES DE TON CORPS (Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2013)(T)
  13. COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN (Robert Altman, 1982)(T)
  14. OUR SUNHI (Hong Sang-soo, 2013)(T)
  15. WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? (Sion Sono, 2013)(T)
  16. RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS (Jeff Barnaby, 2013)(T)
  17. GFP BUNNY (Yutaka Tsuchiya, 2012)(T)
  18. COLOR ME BLOOD RED (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1965)
  19. THE WAYWARD CLOUD (Tsai Ming-liang, 2005)
  20. STRAY DOGS (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013)(T)
  21. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2013)(T)
  22. GRAVEYARD OF HONOR (Kinji Fukasaku, 1975)
  23. THE CRASH REEL (Lucy Walker, 2013)
  24. COME WORRY WITH US! (Helene Klodawsky, 2013)
  25. THE HOWLING (Joe Dante, 1981)(T)
  26. PRIVACY SETTINGS (short; Joe Swanberg, 2011)
  27. PROJECT A (Jackie Chan, 1983)
  28. THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979)
  29. THE COUNSELOR (Ridley Scott, 2013)(T)

Rewatched

  1. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
  2. ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)

Television

  1. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., 1x02-1x05

SEPTEMBER 2013 IN FILM

Did not write, watch or blog much at all this month. For that, I apologize. But I have a piece in Fangoria #328 next month, and if you read French, you can keep an eye out for a short essay I wrote on James Wan for Panorama-cinéma. It should find its way online as soon as I find a moment to edit it. In October, I’ll try to focus on horror films, seeing as much as I can at the FNC and keep up with whatever school throws my way.

  1. THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1967)
  2. ELYSIUM (Neill Blomkamp, 2013)(T)
  3. BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen, 2013)(T)
  4. THE GRANDMASTER (Wong Kar-wai, 2013)(T)
  5. UNE FEMME MARIÉE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
  6. WEEKEND (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)
  7. DEBAUCHERY (Hidehiro Ito, 1983)
  8. THE MARK OF ZORRO (Fred Niblo, 1920)
  9. NEVER WEAKEN (short; Fred Newmeyer, 1921)
  10. CHARLOTTE ET VÉRONIQUE, OU TOUS LES GARÇONS S’APPELLENT PATRICK (short; Jean-Luc Godard, 1957)
  11. L’ECLISSE (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
  12. INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 (James Wan, 2013)(T)
  13. DEAD SILENCE (James Wan, 2007)
  14. DEATH SENTENCE (James Wan, 2007)
  15. OROCHI (Buntaro Futagawa, 1925)
  16. PRISONERS (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)(T)
  17. CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH (Nagisa Oshima, 1960)
  18. THE ZONE (Joe Swanberg, 2011)
  19. A COLLECTION OF FAILED LOVE STORIES (short; Terry Chiu, 2013)
  20. DAISIES (Věra Chytilová, 1966)
  21. HIGH SCHOOL (Frederick Wiseman, 1968)
  22. HACKERS (Iain Softley, 1995)
  23. TROPICÁLIA (Marcelo Machado, 2012)(T)
  24. METAL MESSIAH (Tibor Takács, 1978)(T)

Rewatched

  1. CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962)
  2. À BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
  3. VIVRE SA VIE (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962)
  4. LE MÉPRIS (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)
  5. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Television

  1. BREAKING BAD, 5x09-5x11, 5x13 (rewatched); 5x12-5x16 (completed) 
  2. ADVENTURE TIME, 5x11-5x12
  3. DA ALI G SHOW, 2x01-2x04
  4. GREY’S ANATOMY, 8x01-8x03
  5. THE WIRE, 2x01-2x02
  6. THE MIND OF A CHEF, 1x01-1x02
  7. POKEMON, 028
  8. AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., 1x01
  9. WONDER SHOWZEN, 1x01

AUGUST 2013 IN FILM

  1. YOU’RE NEXT (Adam Wingard, 2011)(T)
  2. THE DEAD EXPERIMENT (Anthony Dixon, 2013)(T)
  3. METRO MANILA (Sean Ellis, 2013)(T)
  4. CURSE OF CHUCKY (Don Mancini, 2013)(T)
  5. DRINKING BUDDIES (Joe Swanberg, 2013)
  6. HALLEY (Sebastian Hoffman, 2012)(T)
  7. CHEAP THRILLS (E.L. Katz, 2013)(T)
  8. GO DOWN DEATH (Aaron Schimberg, 2013)(T)
  9. GATCHAMAN (Toya Sato, 2013)(T)
  10. THE WORLD’S END (Edgar Wright, 2013)(T)
  11. BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013)(T)
  12. CAITLIN PLAYS HERSELF (Joe Swanberg, 2011)
  13. THE CANYONS (Paul Schrader, 2013)
  14. HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN (Teruo Ishii, 1969)
  15. BOHACHI BUSHIDO: CODE OF THE FORGOTTEN EIGHT (Teruo Ishii, 1973)
  16. TOM-YUM-GOONG a.k.a. THE PROTECTOR (Prachya Pinkaew, 2005)
  17. OMNIVOROS (Oscar Rojo, 2013)
  18. PALE FLOWER (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964)
  19. SHE CAT (Shingo Yamashiro, 1983)
  20. DRUG WAR (Johnnie To, 2012)(T)

Rewatched

  1. 24 EXPOSURES (Joe Swanberg, 2013)(T)
  2. DAZED & CONFUSED (Richard Linklater, 1993)
  3. ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VHS COLLECTOR (Levi Peretic & Dan Kinem, 2013)

Television

  1. THE WIRE, 1x07-1x13 (completed)
  2. BREAKING BAD, 5x09-5x11
  3. MAD MEN, 1x01-1x02 (rewatched)
  4. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 7x01
  5. ADVENTURE TIME, 5x15 (rewatched), 5x07-5x10
  6. MYTHBUSTERS, 14x10: “Breaking Bad Special”
  7. ONCE UPON A TIME, 1x01

JULY 2013 IN FILM

  1. SPACE AMOEBA (Ishirō Honda, 1970)
  2. KISSING ON THE MOUTH (Joe Swanberg, 2005)
  3. PACIFIC RIM (Guillermo del Toro, 2013)(T)
  4. AMATEURS (short; Joe Swanberg, 201[3?])
  5. ART HISTORY (Joe Swanberg, 2011)
  6. EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (Hideaki Anno, 2007)
  7. ONLY GOD FORGIVES (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013)(T)
  8. SHIELD OF STRAW (Takashi Miike, 2013)(T)
  9. THE CONJURING (James Wan, 2013)(T)
  10. LESSON OF THE EVIL (Takashi Miike, 2012)(T)
  11. IT’S ME, IT’S ME (Satoshi Miki, 2013)(T)
  12. V/H/S/2 (Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sánchez and Gregg Hale, Gareth Huw Evans and Timo Tjahjanto & Jason Eisener)(T)
  13. THE BATTERY (Jeremy Gardner, 2012)(T)
  14. THANATOMORPHOSE (Éric Falardeau, 2012)(T)
  15. BOUNTY KILLER (Henry Saines, 2013)(T)
  16. BIG ASS SPIDER! (Mike Mendez, 2013)(T)
  17. SZAMANKA (Andrzej Zulawski, 1996)(T)
  18. BIG BAD WOLVES (Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado, 2013)(T)
  19. THE KILLING OF AMERICA (Sheldon Renan, 1982)(T)
  20. L’AMOUR BRAQUE (Andrzej Zulawski, 1985)(T)
  21. THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Felix van Groeningen, 2012)(T)

Rewatched

  1. CRONOS (Guillermo del Toro, 1993)
  2. THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN (Uji-cha, 2013)(T)

Television

JUNE 2013 IN FILM

Busy month; not much time for myself, nor for writing or for movies.

  1. THE TAKING (Cezil Reed & Lydelle Jackson, 2013)
  2. WILLOW CREEK (Bobcat Goldthwait, 2013)
  3. BOOMERANG FAMILY (Song Hae-sung, 2013)
  4. ANTISOCIAL (Cody Calahan, 2013)
  5. POING DE FORCE (short; Jean-Étienne Siry, 1976)
  6. PEE MAK PHRAKANONG (Banjong Pisanthanakun, 2013)
  7. MISSIONARY (Anthony Diblasi, 2013)
  8. RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOLUME 1 (Lloyd Kaufman, 2013)
  9. CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH (Richard W. Haines & Lloyd Kaufman, 1986)
  10. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Joss Whedon, 2012)(T)
  11. LES RAISINS DE LA MORT (Jean Rollin, 1978)
  12. ACROSS THE RIVER (Lorenzo Bianchini, 2013)
  13. DARK TOUCH (Marina de Van, 2013)
  14. THIS IS THE END (Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, 2013)(T)
  15. SAINT YOUNG MEN (Noriko Takao, 2013)
  16. UZUMASA JACOPETTI (Moriro Miyamoto, 2013)
  17. THE WINDOW (short; Yeon Sang-ho, 2012)
  18. TIGER & BUNNY: THE BEGINNING (Yoshitomo Yonetani, 2012)
  19. MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE: AN EVENING OF BALLARDIAN FILM + VIDEO (Various; Curated by Kier-la Janisse, 2013)
  20. THE BLING RING (Sofia Coppola, 2013)(T)
  21. MUD (Jeff Nichols, 2012)(T)
  22. THE PYX (Harvey Hart, 1973)
  23. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Dan Scalon, 2013)(T)
  24. UNCLE KENT (Joe Swanberg, 2011)
  25. EROS SCHOOL: FEELS SO GOOD (Koretsugu Kurahara, 1977)
  26. NINJA: SILENT ASSASSIN (Godfrey Ho, 1987)
  27. L.A. STREETFIGHTERS (Woo-sang Park, 1985)

Rewatched 

Television

  1. PORTLANDIA, 1x01
  2. LOUIE, 2x01-2x05
  3. THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY, 1x01
  4. MAD MEN, 6x05-6x13 (completed)

MAY 2013 IN FILM

Have been busy as shit, clearly neglecting this blog. A lot of these films I wish I had posted and/or written about. Grossly unrepresentative of the sheer amount of half-finished media I ingested this month, this list does not include, of course, the half-watched screeners…otherwise it would probably be twice as long. The final countdown towards Fantasia begins with June, which I suspect will contain far less films viewed for my personal/reviewing pleasure. Anyway…

  1. ICHI THE KILLER (Takashi Miike, 2001)
  2. IRON MAN 3 (Shane Black, 2013)(T)
  3. PAIN & GAIN (Michael Bay, 2013)(T)
  4. ONE MISSED CALL (Takashi Miike, 2003)
  5. VISITOR Q (Takashi Miike, 2001)
  6. THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (Takashi Miike, 2001)
  7. BIG BANG LOVE, JUVENILE A (Takashi Miike, 2006)
  8. YOUNG THUGS: INNOCENT BLOOD (Takashi Miike, 1997)
  9. SEX.VIOLENCE.FAMILYVALUES (short; Ken Kwek, 2012)
  10. HIDE & SEEK (short; Lee Han-uk, 2013)
  11. THE GANGSTER (Kongkiat Khomsiri, 2012)
  12. FACE/OFF (John Woo, 1997)
  13. OXV: THE MANUAL (Darren Paul Fisher, 2012)
  14. THE BURNING BUDDHA MAN (Uji-cha, 2013)
  15. BAD FILM (Sion Sono, [1995-]2012)
  16. BEIJING FLICKERS (Yuan Zhang, 2012)
  17. PLUTO (Shin Su-won, 2012)
  18. MACHI ACTION (Jeff Chang, 2013)
  19. TRAVELERS (Koichi Sakamoto, 2013)
  20. I AM KEIKO (Sion Sono, 1997)
  21. UNE VIERGE CHEZ LES MORTS-VIVANTS (Jesús Franco, 1971)
  22. LONG WEEKEND (Taweewat Wantha, 2013)
  23. NUMBER 10 BLUES/GOODBYE SAIGON (Osada Norio, 2013)
  24. GOLDBERG & EISENBERG (Oren Carmi, 2012)
  25. STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (J.J. Abrams, 2013)(T)
  26. THE NAMELESS CROSS (Naoki Kubo, 2012)
  27. KURO (Daisuke Shimote, 2012)
  28. NATIONAL SECURITY (Chung Ji-young, 2012)
  29. EPIC (Chris Wedge, 2013)(T)
  30. BORN TO SING (Lee Jong-pil, 2013)
  31. HAPPINESS FOR SALE (Jung Ik-hwan, 2013)
  32. MAY I KILL U? (Stuart Urban, 2012)
  33. DESOLATE (Rob Grant, 2013)
  34. THE RESURRECTION OF A BASTARD (Guido van Driel, 2013)
  35. THE HANGOVER PART III (Todd Phillips, 2013)(T)
  36. GLORIOUSLY WASTED (Lauri Maijala, 2012)
  37. SHADOW ZOMBIE (Jorge Torres-Torres, 2013)
  38. THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (Rob Cohen, 2001)
  39. CHANTHALY (Mattie Do, 2013)
  40. NOW YOU SEE ME (Louis Leterrier, 2013)(T)
  41. REALITY (Matteo Garrone, 2012)(T)
  42. SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE (Chloé Robichaud, 2013)(T)
  43. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Jared Hess, 2004)
  44. NEW NEIGHBOR (short; Norman England, 2013)
  45. LIFE ATAMI BLUES (short; Donald Richie, 1962) + NOZOKI MONOGATARI DEAD YOUTH (short; Donald Richie, 1967) + CYBELE: A PASTORAL RITUAL IN FIVE SCENES (short; Donald Richie, 1968)(T)

Rewatched

Television

  1. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 6x22-23 (completed)
  2. THE X-FILES, 3x14-3x16
  3. THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1985), 1x04c (dir. William Friedkin)
  4. ADVENTURE TIME, 4x25-26 (completed), 5x01- 5x06 

APRIL 2013 IN FILM

*Again, the blank spots for screeners will be updated mid-to-late July.

  1. KING CREOLE (Michael Curtiz, 1958)
  2. YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (John Ford, 1939)
  3. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (John Ford, 1946)
  4. HANA-BI (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
  5. EVIL DEAD (Fede Alvarez, 2013)(T)
  6. THE GREAT PASSAGE (Yuya Ishii, 2013)
  7. FORT APACHE (John Ford, 1948)
  8. CRAZED FRUIT (Ko Nakahira, 1956)
  9. LOOK BACK IN ANGER (Tony Richardson, 1959)
  10. MABOROSI (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1995)
  11. SAKURA HIME (Hajime Hashimoto, 2013)
  12. THE IRON HORSE (John Ford, 1924 [US Version])
  13. CHEYENNE AUTUMN (John Ford, 1964)
  14. DU RIFIFI CHEZ LES HOMMES (Jules Dassin, 1955)
  15. ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE VHS COLLECTOR (Levi Peretic & Dan Kinem, 2013)
  16. THE GRAVE BANDITS (Tyrone Acierto, 2012)
  17. CULT (Koji Shiraishi, 2012)
  18. THE REP (Morgan White, 2012)
  19. FLY ME TO MINAMI (Kah Wai Lim, 2013)
  20. THE GIFTED HANDS (Kwon Ho-young, 2013)
  21. DOOMSDAYS (Eddie Mullins, 2013)
  22. VIRGIN THEORY: 7 STEPS TO GET ON THE TOP (Ahn Cheol-ho, 2013)
  23. AUTOEROTIC (Joe Swanberg & Adam Wingard, 2011)
  24. ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY (Joe Swanberg, 2012)
  25. VENUS IN FURS (Jesús Franco, 1969)
  26. FASCINATION (Jean Rollin, 1979)
  27. BUSHIDO MAN (Takanori Tsujimoto, 2013)
  28. HELLO MY DOLLY GIRLFRIEND (Takashi Ishii, 2013)
  29. ZERO CHARISMA (Katie Graham & Andrew Matthews, 2013)
  30. 24 EXPOSURES (Joe Swanberg, 2013)
  31. HORROR STORIES (Min Kyu-dong, Jung Byum-sik, Lim Dae-woong, Hong Ji-young & Kim Gok and Kim Sun)
  32. WHEN WINTER SCREAMS (Lee Samuel, 2013)
  33. STRAY CAT ROCK: WILD JUMBO (Toshiya Fujita, 1970)
  34. PANIC IN HIGH SCHOOL (Sogo Ishii & Yukihiro Sawada, 1978)
  35. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012)(T)
  36. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (Derek Ciafrance, 2012)(T)
  37. TO THE WONDER (Terrence Malick, 2012)(T)
  38. LA MORTE VIVANTE (Jean Rollin, 1982)

Rewatched

  1. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  2. LEVIATHAN (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, 2012)(T)

Television

  1. ADVENTURE TIME, 3x26, 4x01 (rewatched), 5x15, 4x11-4x24
  2. MAD MEN, 6x01-6x04
  3. OH MY GOD (Louis C.K., 2013)

MARCH 2013 IN FILM

NOTE: As previously mentionned, the blank spots are for festival screeners (and/or feature-length pornography) I wish to keep private. I’m kidding…Check back in a couple of months to see those titles added back to the index.

  1. THE COMPLEX (Hideo Nakata, 2013)
  2. CONFESSIONS OF MURDER (Jeong Byeong-gil, 2012)
  3. THE WEIGHT (Jeon Kyu-hwan, 2012)
  4. A WEREWOLF BOY (Jo Sung-hee, 2012)
  5. ABDUCTEE (Yudai Yamaguchi, 2013)
  6. A COMPANY MAN (Lim Sang-yoon, 2012)
  7. STOKER (Park Chan-wook, 2013)(T)
  8. SECRET BEYOND THE DOOR (Fritz Lang, 1948)
  9. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION (John Hyams, 2009)
  10. LE SANG DES BÊTES (short; Georges Franju, 1948)
  11. WHEN A WOLF FALLS IN LOVE WITH A SHEEP (Hou Chi-jan, 2012) 
  12. DE CIERTA MANERA (Sara Gomez & Julio Garcia Espinosa, 1974)
  13. THE TOWER (Kim Ji-hun, 2012)
  14. YOUR TIME IS UP (Kim Sung-hyun, 2012)
  15. PERFECT NUMBER (Bang Eun-jin, 2012)
  16. LES GOUFFRES (short; Antoine Barraud, 2012)
  17. THE SPIES (Woo Min-ho, 2012)
  18. VAMPIRE’S KISS (Robert Bierman, 1989)
  19. JOHNNY GUITAR (Nicholas Ray, 1954)
  20. MINISTRY OF FEAR (Fritz Lang, 1944)
  21. WAVELENGTH (short; Michael Snow, 1967)
  22. PICKING UP THE PIECES (Alfonso Arau, 2000)
  23. CRANK (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor, 2006)
  24. CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor, 2009)
  25. HELTER SKELTER (Mika Ninagawa, 2012)
  26. MAN HUNT (Fritz Lang, 1941)
  27. HANGMEN ALSO DIE! (Fritz Lang, 1943)
  28. CLOAK AND DAGGER (Fritz Lang, 1946)
  29. UNCERTAINTY (Scott McGehee & David Siegel, 2009)
  30. MANIC (Jordan Melamed, 2001)
  31. G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA (Steven Sommers, 2009)
  32. MIRAGE MEN (John Lundberd, Roland Denning & Kypros Kyprianou, 2013)
  33. REWIND THIS! (Josh Johnson, 2013)
  34. ET DIEU…CRÉA LA FEMME (Roger Vadim, 1956)
  35. THE ACT OF KILLING (Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn & Anonymous, 2012 [159 min. director’s cut])
  36. JOHN DIES AT THE END (Don Coscarelli, 2012)(T)
  37. YES SIR! MADAME… (Robert Morin, 1994)
  38. BOY (Taika Waititi, 2010)
  39. BRAIN MAN (Tomoyuki Takimoto, 2013)
  40. TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES (Erik Matti, 2012)
  41. I WILL FOLLOW YOU DOWN (Richie Mehta, 2013)
  42. RITUAL: A PSYCHOMAGIC STORY (Luca Immesi, 2013)
  43. THE SEARCHERS (John Ford, 1956)

Rewatched

  1. SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine, 2012)(T)
  2. BADLANDS (Terrence Malick, 1973)
  3. MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese, 1973)

Television

  1. 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, 1x01
  2. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 6x21

FEBRUARY 2013 IN FILM

NOTE: I’m transitioning into a programming gig(!) in the following months and will be watching many screeners of films I probably should keep quiet about (or not - I have no idea how that works and nobody reads my blog, am I right?). Because I don’t feel like redacting everything and making a big mess of my film logs, this will be the last one I share in a timely fashion. Are these logs even useful to people, as recommendation, index or insight into my ~exciting (filmwatching) life~? Please let me know. In any case, here’s February.

  1. THE TRAGEDY OF MAN (Marcell Jankovics, 2011)
  2. THE PLAGUE (Neus Ballús, 2013)
  3. SUN DON’T SHINE (Amy Seimetz, 2012)
  4. SIDE EFFECTS (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)(T)
  5. DERANGED (Park Jung-woo, 2012)
  6. THE NEIGHBORS (Kim Whee, 2012)
  7. THE GRAND HEIST (Kim Joo-ho, 2012)
  8. THE ABCS OF DEATH (Nacho Vigalondo, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Ernesto Diaz Espinoza, Marcel Sarmiento, Angela Bettis, Noboru Iguchi, Andrew Traucki, Thomas Malling, Jorge Michel Grau, Yudai Yamaguchi, Anders Morgenthaler, Timo Tjahjanto, Ti West, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet, Simon Rumley, Adam Wingard, Srdjan Spasojevic, Jake West, Lee Hardcastle, Ben Wheatley, Kaare Andrews, Jon Schnepp, Xavier Gens, Jason Eisener & Yoshihiro Nishimura, 2012)
  9. W IMIE…a.k.a. IN THE NAME OF (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2012)(T)
  10. PARADISE: HOPE (Ulrich Seidel, 2012)(T)
  11. I USED TO BE DARKER (Matthew Porterfield, 2013)(T)
  12. DON JON’S ADDICTION (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013)(T)
  13. FATAL (Donku Lee, 2012)(T)
  14. SATELLITE BOY (Catriona McKenzie, 2012)(T)
  15. VIC + FLO ONT VU UN OURS (Denis Côté, 2013)(T)
  16. BEHIND THE CAMERA (E J-yong, 2013) preceded by JURY (short; Kim Dong-ho, 2012)(T)
  17. MALADIES (Carter, 2013)(T)
  18. THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS PARASKEVAS (Elina Psykou, 2013)(T)
  19. BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater, 2013)(T)
  20. COMPUTER CHESS (Andrew Bujalski, 2013)(T)
  21. PRINCE AVALANCHE (David Gordon Green, 2013)(T)
  22. WHITE NIGHT (Leesong Hee-il, 2012)(T)
  23. HARMONY LESSONS (Emir Baigazin, 2013)(T)
  24. UPSTREAM COLOR (Shane Carruth, 2013)(T)
  25. DARK BLOOD (George Sluizer, [1993-]2013)(T)
  26. GOLD (Thomas Arslan, 2013)(T)
  27. LOVELACE (Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 2013)(T)
  28. DARK MATTER (Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti, 2013)(T)
  29. NOBODY’S DAUGHTER HAE-WON (Hong Sang-soo, 2013)(T)
  30. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? (Arvin Chen, 2013)(T)
  31. FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach, 2012)(T)
  32. FURY (Fritz Lang, 1936)(T)
  33. OKI’S MOVIE (Hong Sang-soo, 2010)
  34. TPB AFK: THE PIRATE BAY AWAY FROM KEYBOARD (Simon Klose, 2013)
  35. OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (Sam Raimi, 2013)(T)
  36. POTECHI a.k.a. CHIPS (Yoshihiro Nakamura, 2012)
  37. AVENTURERA (Alberto Gout, 1950)
  38. DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY (Jim McBride, 1967)

Rewatched

Television

  1. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 6x14-6x20

JANUARY 2013 IN FILM

  1. HESHER (Spencer Susser, 2010)
  2. SKYFALL (Sam Mendes, 2012)(T)
  3. ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)(T)
  4. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Sidney Lanfield, 1939)
  5. WHISPER OF THE HEART (Yushifumi Kondô, 1995)
  6. KISS ME DEADLY (Robert Aldrich, 1955)
  7. REEL INJUN (Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge & Jeremiah Hayes, 2009)
  8. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (John Luessenhop, 2013)(T)
  9. MAMA (Andres Muschietti, 2013)(T)
  10. A TOWN OF LOVE AND HOPE (Nagisa Oshima, 1959)
  11. DAY OF WRATH (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943)
  12. DUNE (David Lynch, 1984)
  13. SMOKE SIGNALS (Chris Eyre, 1998)
  14. KILLER’S KISS (Stanley Kubrick, 1955)
  15. THE KILLING (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)
  16. FEAR AND DESIRE (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
  17. HEAVEN’S GATE (Michael Cimino, 1980; Director’s Cut [2012])
  18. LIFE OF PI (Ang Lee, 2012)(T)
  19. WARM BODIES (Jonathan Levine, 2013)(T)
  20. THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks, 1946)
Rewatched
  1. LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE (François Truffaut, 1973)
  2. PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  3. CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)
  4. MODERN TIMES (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
  5. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
  6. THE DARJEELING LIMITED (Wes Anderson, 2007)
  7. CRIES AND WHISPERS (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)
  8. HAUSU (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)

Television

  1. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, 6x05-6x13
  2. FRINGE, 5x07-5x13 (completed)
  3. KROLL SHOW, 1x01-1x02
  4. REGULAR SHOW, 1x03