FILMS SEEN IN 2013:

Titles will be added when they fall off "the last 10 films I've seen." Slashes indicate repeat viewings. Titles prefaced by a plus sign were seen on home video. The new release section includes  2012  releases that I caught up with this year. All titles are American unless otherwise indicated. Films under 30 minutes will be labelled {S} and those between 30 and 70 minutes {M}. Only films over 30 minutes are rated.


WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN


**** Masterpiece

***1/2 Excellent

*** Pretty good but highly flawed

**1/2 Mediocre but not without merit

** Pretty bad

*1/2 Awful

* A superhuman amount of patience was required to sit through it

0 Walked out

NEW RELEASES

+THE ACT OF KILLING (Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark) ***1/2

+AFTERNOON OF A FAUN (Nancy Buirski) **1/2

AFTER TILLER (Martha Shane/Lara Wilson) **1/2

ALL IS LOST (J. C. Chandor) ***

AMERICAN HUSTLE (David O. Russell) ***

ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (Adam McKay) **1/2

THE ANGELS' SHARE (Ken Loach, UK/France) ***

ANTIVIRAL (Brandon Cronenberg, Canada) **

APPROVED FOR ADOPTION (Jung/Laurent Boileau, Belgium/France/South Korea/Switzerland) ***

THE ARMSTRONG LIE (Alex Gibney) ***

+AT BERKELEY (Frederick Wiseman) ***

THE ATTACK (Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon/France/Qatar/Belgium) ***

AT ANY PRICE (Ramin Bahrani) **

+AZOOMA (Lee Ji-seung, South Korea) **

BAD GRANDPA (Jeff Tremaine) **

BASTARDS (Claire Denis, France) ***1/2

+BEATOCELLO'S UMBRELLA (Georges Gachot, Switzerland) *1/2

BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater) ***1/2

+BEHIND THE CANDELABRA (Steven Soderbergh) ***

BEYOND THE HILLS (Cristian Mungiu, Romania) ***

BLACKFISH (Gabriela Cowperthwaite) ***

THE BLING RING (Sofia Coppola) **

BLUE CAPRICE (Alexandre Moors) ***

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (Abdellatif Kechiche, France) **1/2

BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen) ***

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Felix van Groeningen, Belgium) **1/2

THE BUCURESTI EXPERIMENT (Tom Wilson, Romania) **1/2

BULLET TO THE HEAD (Walter Hill) **

THE BUTLER (Lee Daniels) ***

+CAESAR MUST DIE (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy) ***

THE CANYONS (Paul Schrader) **

CENTRO HISTORICO (Aki Kaurismaki, Pedro Costa, Victor Erice & Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal) **1/2

CLOSED CIRCUIT (John Crowley, UK) **1/2

+COMPUTER CHESS (Andrew Bujalski) ***

+EL CONDOR PASA (Jeon Soo-il, South Korea) ***

THE CONJURING (James Wan) **1/2

+COUNTDOWN (Nattawat Poonpiriya, Thailand) **1/2

COUSIN JULES (Dominique Benicheti, France, 1973)

CRYSTAL FAIRY (Sebastian Silva, Chile) ***

CUTIE AND THE BOXER (Zachary Heinzerling) ***

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Jean-Marc Vallée) **1/2

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: THE MYSTERIES AND MENTORS OF RICKY JAY (Molly Bernstein/Alan Edelstein) **1/2

DIRTY WARS (Richard Rowley) ***

DRINKING BUDDIES (Joe Swanberg) **1/2

+DRUG WAR (Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong) ***

THE EAST (Zal Batmanglij) **1/2

EASY RIDER (James Benning) ***

ELYSIUM (Neill Blomkamp) **

ENOUGH SAID (Nicole Holofcener) ***

+ENZO AVITABILE MUSIC LIFE (Jonathan Demme, Italy) **1/2

ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (Randy Moore) **1/2

EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN (Ana Piterbarg, Argentina) **

+FAME HIGH (Scott Hamilton Kennedy) ***

FAST & FURIOUS 6 (Justin Lin) ***

FAUST (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) **1/2

FILL THE VOID (Rama Burshtein) **1/2

+FIRST COMES LOVE (Nina Davenport) ***

FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach) ***

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL (Goro Miyazaki, Japan) ***

FRUITVALE STATION (Ryan Coogler) ***

GEBO AND THE SHADOW (Manoel de Oliveira, France/Portugal) ***1/2

A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III (Roman Coppola) **1/2

+GOLDEN SLUMBERS (Davy Chou, Cambodia/France) ***

THE GRANDMASTER (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong/China/USA) **1/2

GRAVITY (Alfonso Cuaron) ***1/2

THE GREAT GATSBY (Baz  Luhrmann, USA/Australia) **

THE GREAT BEAUTY (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy) **1/2

HANNAH ARENDT (Margarathe von Trotta, Germany) ***

HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA (Werner Herzog/Dmitry Vasyukov, Germany, 2010) **1/2

THE HEAT (Paul Feig) **1/2

HER (Spike Jonze) ***

+A HIJACKING (Tobias Lindholm, Denmark) ***

+HORS SATAN (Bruno Dumont, France) ***

HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY (Raya Martin, the Philippines) ***

THE HUNT (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark) *1/2 

THE ICEMAN (Ariel Vromen) **

I'M SO EXCITED! (Pedro Almodovar, Spain) **1/2

IN A WORLD... (Lake Bell) ***

INESCAPABLE (Ruba Nadda, Canada) **

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen) ***1/2

IN THE FOG (Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Germany) ***

IN THE NAME OF (Malgoska Szonomowska, Poland) *1/2

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (Ralph Fiennes, UK) ***

I USED TO BE DARKER (Matthew Porterfield) ***

JOHN DIES AT THE END (Don Coscarelli) ***

KILL YOUR DARLINGS (John Krokidas) **1/2

KUF (Ali Aydin, Turkey/Germany) **1/2

THE LAST CHRISTEROS (Matias Meyer, Mexico) ***

+THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO (Joao Pedro Rodrigues/Joao Rui Guerra da Mata, Portugal) ***1/2

LESSON OF THE EVIL (Takashi Miike, Japan) ***

+LET THE FIRE BURN (Jason Osder) ***

/LEVIATHAN/ (Véréna Paravel/Lucien Castaing-Taylor, USA/UK/France) ****

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan) ***

LORE (Cate Shortland, Australia/Germany) ***

+LOST FOR WORDS (Stanley J. Orzel, Hong Kong) ***

MACHETE LANGUAGE (Kyzza Terrazas, Mexico) **

THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR (Tinatin Gurchiani, Georgia) ***1/2+

LA MAISON DE LA RADIO (Nicholas Philibert, France) ***

MAMA (Andy Muschietti, Spain/Canada) **1/2

MANAKAMANA (Stephanie Spray/Pacho Velez) ***

LES MISERABLES (Tom Hooper) **1/2

+MONDAYS WITH WILLIAM (Steve Beebe) **1/2

+MORE THAN HONEY (Markus Imhoof, Switzerland) ***

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Dan Scanlon) ***

MOTORWAY (Soi Cheang, Hong Kong) **1/2

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Joss Whedon) **

MUD (Jeff Nichols) ***

MUSEUM HOURS (Jem Cohen, USA/Austria) ***

+MY BROTHER THE DEVIL (Sally El Hosiani, UK) **1/2

NANA (Valerie Massadian, France) {M} ***

+NARCO CULTURA (Shaul Schwarz) ***

+NATIONAL SECURITY (Chung Ji-young, South Korea) **

NEBRASKA (Alexander Payne) ***

+NEIGHBORING SOUNDS (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazil) ***

NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET (Raul Ruiz, Chile/France) ***

NO (Pablo Larrain, Chile) ***

NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) ***1/2

NOT FADE AWAY (David Chase) **1/2

OLDBOY (Spike Lee) **1/2

OLD DOG (Pema Tseden, Tibet) ***1/2

+ONCE EVERY DAY (Richard Foreman) {M} ***

+ONCE UPON A TIME IN BROOKLYN (Paul Borghese) **

OUR NIXON (Penny Lane) **

OUT OF THE  FURNACE (Scott Cooper) **

OUT-TAKES FROM THE LIFE OF A HAPPY MAN (Jonas Mekas) {M} ***

PACIFIC RIM (Guillermo del Toro) ***

+THE PACKAGE (Jesse V. Johnson) **1/2

PAIN & GAIN (Michael Bay) **1/2

PARADISE: FAITH (Ulrich Seidl, Austria) **1/2

PARADISE: HOPE (Ulrich Seidl, Austria) ***1/2

PARADISE: LOVE (Ulrich Seidl, Austria) **1/2

PASSION (Brian De Palma, France/Germany) **1/2

THE PAST (Asghar Farhadi, France) **1/2

PEOPLE'S PARK (Libbie Dina Cohn/J. P. Sniadecki, USA/China) ***

PHILOMENA (Stephen Frears, UK) **1/2

PIETA (Kim Ki-duk, South Korea) **

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (Derek Cianfrance) ***

PORFIRIO (Alejandro Landes, Colombia) **

POST TENEBRAS LUX (Carlos Reygadas, Mexico) ***

PROMISED LAND (Gus van Sant) **1/2

THE PURGE (James DeMonaco) ***

QUARTET (Dustin Hoffman, USA/UK) **1/2

+THE RAMBLER (Calvin Lee Reeder) *1/2

REALITY (Matteo Garrone, Italy) **

+REDEMPTION (Stephen Wright, UK) ***

+THE ROCKET (Kim Mordaunt, Australia/Laos/Thailand) **1/2

+/ROOM 237/ (Rodney Ascher) ***1/2

RUSH (Ron Howard) ***

THE SAPPHIRES (Wayne Blair, Australia) **

+S#X ACTS (Jonathan Gurfinkel, Israel) ***

SHORT TERM 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton) **

SIDE EFFECTS (Steven Soderbergh) **

SIGHTSEERS (Ben Wheatley, UK) **

SIMON KILLER (Antonio Campos) **1/2

+SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Jang Kun-jae, South Korea) {M} ***1/2

SMASH AND GRAB: THE STORY OF THE PINK PANTHERS (Havana Marking, UK) **1/2

/SOMETHING IN THE AIR/ (Olivier Assayas, France) ***1/2

THE SPECTACULAR NOW (James Ponsoldt) ***

SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine) ****

THE SQUARE (Jehane Noujaim, USA/Egypt) ***

STOKER (Park Chan-wook) **1/2

STORIES WE TELL (Sarah Polley, Canada) ***

STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Alain Guiraudie, France) **1/2

STUDENT (Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan) **1/2

THE SUMMIT (Nick Ryan, Ireland/UK/Switzerland/USA) **1/2

+SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH FRANZ HINKELAMMERT (Jim Finn) {M} **1/2

THANKS FOR SHARING (Stuart Blumberg) **1/2

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER (Chad Hartigan) ***

+THIS IS THE END (Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg) ***

THREE SISTERS (Wang Bing, China) ***

TO THE WONDER (Terrence Malick) **1/2

A TOUCH OF SIN (Jia Zhang-Ke, China) ***1/2

TRANCE (Danny Boyle, UK) ***

+12 ROUNDS 2: RELOADED (Roel Reine) ***

12 YEARS A SLAVE (Steve McQueen) **1/2

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (Morgan Neville) ***

+/UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING/ (John Hyams) ***1/2

/THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT/ (Dan Sallitt) ***1/2

UPSTREAM COLOR (Shane Carruth) ***1/2

+VIOLA  (Matias Piñeiro, Argentina) {M} ***

WADJDA (Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia/Germany) **1/2

WAR WITCH (Kim  Nguyen, Canada) **1/2

WELCOME TO THE PUNCH (Eran Creevy, UK) **

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS (Alex Gibney) ***

+WHAT NOW? REMIND ME (Joaquim Pinto, Portugal) ***1/2

+WHITE NIGHT (Lee Songhe-il, South Korea) **1/2

THE WIND RISES (Hayao Miayazaki, Japan) ***

WORLD WAR Z (Marc Forster) **

YOSSI (Eytan Fox, Israel) ***
OLD FILMS

ALIBI (Roland West, 1929)

+/THE AMERICAN SOLDIER/ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1970)

BAAL (Alan Clarke, UK, 1982) {M}

+/BADLANDS/ (Terrence Malick, 1973)

BEHINDERT (Stephen Dwoskin, West Germany, 1974)

+/BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE/ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1971)

/BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS/ (Russ Meyer, 1970)

+BLEAK NIGHT (Yoon Sung-hyun, South Korea, 2010)

BREAK OF DAY (Jacques Demy, France, 1980)

UNE CHAMBRE EN VILLE (Jacques Demy, France, 1982)

THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH (Fred Schepisi, Australia, 1978)

/CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT/ (Orson Welles, Spain/Switzerland, 1965)

+/CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER/ (Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, France, 1961)

THE COOL WORLD (Shirley Clarke, 1963)

CRADLE SONG (Mitchell Leisen, 1933)

THE DARK HOUSE (Delmer Daves, 1947)

DARK WATERS (Andre de Toth, 1944)

DEATH WEEKEND (William Fruet, Canada, 1977)

THE DEMONS (Jess Franco, France/Portugal, 1972)

DOUBLE AGENT 73 (Doris Wishman, 1974)

+DRY SUMMER (Metin Erksan, Turkey, 1964)

EVEN DWARVES STARTED SMALL (Werner Herzog, West Germany, 1970)

FAHRENHEIT 451 (François Truffaut, UK/France, 1966)

FAMILY LIFE (Ken Loach, UK, 1971)

FLOATING WEEDS (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1959)

THE FRESHMAN (Sam Taylor/Frank Newmeyer, 1925)

FROM THE LIFE OF THE MARIONETTES (Ingmar Bergman, West Germany, 1980)

+GENOCIDE (Kazui Nihonmatsu, Japan, 1968)

LES GIRLS (George Cukor, 1957)

+/GODS OF THE PLAGUE/ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1969)

GROUPIES (Ron Dorfman/Peter Nevard, 1970)

HAVING A WILD WEEKEND (John Boorman, UK, 1965)

HI, MOM! (Brian DePalma, 1970)

+/THE HOUSEMAID/ (Kim Ki-young, South Korea, 1960)

THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (Narciso Ibañez Serrador, Spain, 1969)

+THE HUNGER (Tony Scott, 1983)

+/INTERKOSMOS/ (Jim Finn, 2006)

+/INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION/ (Elio Petri, Italy, 1970)

I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND (Robert Zemeckis, 1978)

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (Erle C. Kenton, 1933)

+/THE JUCHE IDEA/ (Jim Finn, 2008) {M}

+/KATZELMACHER/ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1969)

KURONEKO (Kaneto Shindo, Japan, 1968)

LADY OSCAR (Jacques Demy, Japan, 1979)

THE LAST WAGON (Delmer Daves, 1956)

LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (Jorge Grau, Spain, 1974)

LITTLE ODESSA (James Gray, 1994)

+LORD OF THE FLIES (Peter Brook, UK, 1963)

+/LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH/ (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1969)

THE MANUAL OF NINJA ARTS (Nagisa Oshima, Japan, 1967)

+THE MARINE 2 (Roel Reine, 2009

)/MAUVAIS SANG/ (Léos Carax, France, 1986)

MOTOR PSYCHO (Russ Meyer, 1965)

MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (Joseph H. Lewis, 1945) {M}

NAKED BULLET (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan, 1969)

THE NARROW MARGIN (Richard Fleischer, 1952)

+/NATURAL BORN KILLERS/ (Oliver Stone, 1994)

/NIGHT NURSE/ (William Wellman, 1931)

+NINJA (Isaac Florentine, 2009)

NO MORE FLEEING (Herbert Vesely, West Germany, 1955) {M}

OLGA'S HOUSE OF SHAME (Joseph P. Mawra, 1964)

THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IS ESPECIALLY SEEN IN THE ATTITUDE OF WOMEN THEMSELVES (Hellmuth Costard, West Germany, 1969) {M}

PALM BEACH (Albie Thoms, Australia, 1980)

THE PEASANTS OF THE SECOND FORTRESS (Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan, 1971)

A PIG ACROSS PARIS (Claude Autant-Lara, France, 1956)

POINT BREAK (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)

POLICE STORY (Jackie Chan, Hong Kong, 1985)

/PORTRAIT OF JASON/ (Shirley Clarke, 1967)

THE PURCHASE PRICE (William Wellman, 1932)

/RECORD OF A TENEMENT GENTLEMAN/ (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1947)

+REDES (Fred Zinnemann/Emilio Gomez Muriel, Mexico, 1936) {M}

REMEMBER THE NIGHT (Mitchell Leisen, 1940)

+THE REPORT (Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1977)

+A RIVER CALLED TITAS (Ritwik Ghatak, India/Bangladesh, 1973)

+THE SEARCH (Pema Tseden, Tibet, 2009)

/THE SERVANT/ (Joseph Losey, UK, 1963)

SHAOLIN AND WU-TANG (Gordon Liu, Hong Kong, 1983)

SHE MUST BE SEEING THINGS (Sheila McLaughlin, 1987)

SPENCER'S MOUNTAIN (Delmer Daves, 1963)

+THE STOLEN MAN (Matias Piñeiro, Argentina, 2007)

/THE STORE/ (Frederick Wiseman, 1983)

THE SUITOR (Pierre Etaix, France, 1962)

A SUMMER PLACE (Delmer Daves, 1959)

/SUSPIRIA/ (Dario Argento, Italy, 1977)

SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE (William Greaves, 1968)

THAT NIGHT'S WIFE (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1930) {M}

THERE WAS A FATHER (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1942)

+THEY ALL LIE (Matias Piñeiro, Argentina, 2009)

THEY LIVE (John Carpenter, 1988)

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR (Sydney Pollack, 1975)

THE THREE-DAY WAR (Shinsuke Ogawa, Japan, 1970) {M}

/THRONE OF BLOOD/ (Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 1957)

TIMELESS, BOTTOMLESS BAD MOVIE (Jang Sun-woo, South Korea, 1997)

TO BE TWENTY IN THE AURES (René Vautier, France, 1972)

+TOUKI BOUKI (Djibril Diop Mambety, Senegal, 1973)

TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES (Allan Dwan, 1940)

+/TRANCES/ (Ahmed El Maanouni, Morocco/France, 1981)

+LA TRINCHERA LUMINOSA DEL PRESIDENTE GONZALO (Jim Finn, 2007) {M}

TURUMBA (Kidlat Tahimik, the Philippines, 1981)

TWO FOR THE ROAD (Stanley Donen, 1967)

+UNDISPUTED III: REDEMPTION (Isaac Florentine, 2010)

+UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION (John Hyams, 2009)

THE VIKINGS (Richard Fleischer, 1958)

VIOLATED ANGELS (Koji Wakamatsu, Japan, 1967) {M}

VIXEN! (Russ Meyer, 1968)

A WALK WITH LOVE AND DEATH (John Huston, 1969)

WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION (Frank Simon, UK, 1972/2013)

/WE WON'T GROW OLD TOGETHER/ (Maurice Pialat, France, 1974)

THE WICKER MAN (Robin Hardy, UK, 1973)

/WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?/ (Frank Tashlin, 1957)

WOMAN OF TOKYO (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1933) {M}

+THE X FROM OUTER SPACE (Kazui Nihonmatsu, Japan, 1967)
SHORTS

BLUTO (Albie Thoms, Australia, 1967) 

BUTTERFLY (Shirley & Wendy Clarke, 1967) 

C FOR CIAS (Stom Sogo, 2008)

+CHRISTMAS WITH CHAVEZ (Jim Finn, USA/Argentina/Venezuela)

CLIMBER (Steve Cossman) 

EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP (Shuji Terayama, Japan, 1970)

+ENCOUNTERS WITH YOUR INNER TROTSKY CHILD (Jim Finn)
 
I SMELL YOU (Stom Sogo, 2000)

JIVE (Steve Cossman) 

KAGAMIJISHI (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1936)

LIVING IN A REVERSED WORLD (Ivo Kohler/Theodor Wrismann, Austria, 1955)

THE MAD DOCTOR (Walt Disney, 1933)

+THE MAD MASTERS (Jean Rouch, 1955)

MONKEY 2 (Stom Sogo, 1995)

POOOL (Steve Cossman)

RELAY (Steve Cossman)

REPEAT (Stom  Sogo, 2005)

RUPTURE (Pierre Etaix/Jean-Claude Carriere, France, 1961)

 SPRINGTIME (Jem Cohen)

A STRAIGHTFORWARD BOY (Yasujiro Ozu, Japan, 1929)

TAKE THESE TABLETS (Stom Sogo, 2004) 

TRI (Stom Sogo, 2004)

TUSSLEMUSCLE (Steve Cossman, 2007-2009)

WHITE ROUGHAGE (Steve Cossman)