Category: Jordan Hoffman’s Movie Journal

Films Seen 1/1/21 – 4/23/21

Between the Lines (1977), Joan Micklin Silver, B+
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976), Joan Micklin Silver, B
Public Speaking (2010), Martin Scorsese, A-
Pretend It’s A City (2021), Martin Scorsese, B+
The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins (1968), Les Blank, A
Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking (1990), Les Blank, B+
The Sign Painter (2021), Viestur Kairiss, B
Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance (2020), Shari Rogers, C-
The Eight Hundred (2020), Guan Hu, B
Some Kind Of Heaven (2021), Lance Oppenheim, B+
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3, B-
Outside The Wire (2021), Mikael Håfström, B-
Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019), J.J. Abrams, A-
Alien Resurrection (1997), Jean-Pierre Jeunet, B+
The Black Legion (1937), Archie Mayo, B
Murder on the Blackboard (1934), George Archainbaud, B
A Glitch in the Matrix (2021), Rodney Ascher, A-
Misha and the Wolves (2021), Sam Hobkinson, C
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021), Ahmir Khalib Thompson, A
Mass (2021), Fran Kranz, B-
The Brothers Sparks (2021), Edgar Wright, B
Marvelous and the Black Hole (2021), Kate Tsang, D
Passing (2021), Rebecca Hall, B+
All Light, Everywhere (2021), Theo Anthony, A-
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Shaka King, A
Rifkin’s Festival (2021), Woody Allen, C
Leona (2021), Isaac Cherem, B
Western Stars (2019), Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimmy, B
Letter To You (2020), Thom Zimmy, B
Alexander Nevsky (1938), Sergei Eisenstein, A
Tina (2021), Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, B
St. Louis Blues (1958), Allen Reisner, B
Moxie (2021), Amy Poehler, C+
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Special Edition (2016/2020), Zack Snyder, C-
Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, D
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), Zack Snyder, C
WandaVision Season 1 (2021), B
Shiva Baby (2021), Emma Seligman, A-
Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free (2021), Mary Wharton, C
Slaxx (2021), Elza Kephart, B
Amarcord (1973), Federico Fellini, A-
Night and Fog (1956), Alain Resnais, A-
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Adam Wingard, B
The Power (2021), Corinna Faith, B
North by Northwest (1959), Alfred Hitchcock, A
From Russia With Love (1963), Terence Young, A-
Awaken (2021), Tom Lowe, C-
The Banishing (2021), Christopher Smith, B-
Particle Fever (2013), Mark Levinson, A-
Life in Color with David Attenborough (2021), B
Earth Moods (2021), D
Up In Smoke (1978), Lou Adler, A-
Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie (1980), Tommy Chong, B+
Nice Dreams (1981), Tommy Chong, B-
Things Are Tough All Over (1982), Thomas K. Avildsen, C-
Still Smokin’ (1983), Tommy Chong, B-
Stowaway (2021), Joe Penna, B
Rachel Getting Married (2008), Jonathan Demme, A
Mortal Kombat (2021), Simon McQuoid, C+

Films Seen 8/24 – 12/31

Captain America: Civil War (2016), Anthony and Joe Russo, C
Kings of the Road (1976), Wim Wenders, B+
Night of the Living Dead (1968), George Romero, A
The Kings of Capitol Hill (2020), Mor Loushy, B
The Last of Sheila (1973), Herbert ross, B+
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Charlie Kaufman, D
American Utopia (2020), Spike Lee, A
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), Preston Sturges, A
The Oyster Princess (1919), Ernst Lubitsch, A-
Mighty Ira (2020), Chris Maltby, Nico Perrino, Aaron Reese, C-
Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles (2020), Laura Gabbart, C+
Enslaved (2020), Simcha Jacobivici, B
Nomadland (2020), Chloé Zhao, B+
Small Axe: Mangrove (2020), Steve McQueen, A-
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Aaron Sorkin, B
The Gleaners and I (2000), Agnès Varda, B+
American Psycho (2000), Mary Harron, B
The Disciple (2020), Chaitanya Tamhane, A
Small Axe: Lovers Rock (2020), Steve McQueen, A
Small Axe: Red White and Blue (2020), B
Hubie Halloween (2020), Steven Brill, B-
Dune (1984), David Lynch, A-
Prophecy (1979), John Frankenheimer, B-
One Night In Miami… (2020), Regina King, C+
Rebecca (2020), Ben Wheately, D
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Phillip Kaufman, A
The Vigil (2020), Keith Thomas, B
Jungleland (2020), Max Winkler, C
Zappa (2020), Alex Winter, B+
Dune (1984), David Lynch, A-
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), Larry Charles, A
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020), Jason Woliner, B+
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), Alan Gibson, B
Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968), Freddie Francis, B
Karl Marx City (2017), Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, B+
The Meaning of Hitler (2020), Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker, A-
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922), F.W. Murnau, A-
Young Frankenstein (1974), Mel Brooks, A-
Ad Astra (2019), James Gray, B+
Mank (2020), David Fincher, C+
Challenger: The Final Flight (2020), Daniel Junge and Steven Leckart, B-
Hillbilly Elegy (2020), Ron Howard, D
Zodiac (2007), David Fincher, A-
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020), James Tovell, B-
Koyaanisqatsi (1983), Godfrey Reggio, A+
Saul and Ruby’s Holocaust Survivor’s Band (2020), Tod Lending, B-
The Last Vermeer (2020), Dan Friedkin, B
Television Event (2020), Jeff Daniels, B-
The Life Ahead (2020), Romain Gary, C
Madame Rosa (1977), Moshé Mizrahi, B+
Ema (2019), Pablo Larraín, C
The Red Shoes (1948), Michael Powell and Emeric Pressberger, A
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), George C. Wolfe, C
The Sound of Metal (2020), Darius Marder, B
The Father (2020), Florian Zeller, B
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020), Armando Ianucci, B
The Human Factor (2020), Dror Moreh, C+
Pinocchio (2020), Matteo Garrone, B-
Mayor (2020), David Osit, B-
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020), Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, A
La Llorona (2020), Jayro Bustamante, A-
Wolfwalkers (2020), Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, A-
Tenet (2020), Christopher Nolan, A
Bacurau (2019), Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, B
Beanpole (2019), Kantemir Balagov, B
Collective (2020), Alexander Nanau, B+
The Nest (2020), Sean Durkin, C+
The Midnight Sky (2020), George Clooney, B+
Another Round (2020), Thomas Vinterberg, A-
Scrooge (1970), Ronald Neame, B+
Yentle (1983), Barbra Streisand, A
Yeelen (1987), Souleymane Cissé, B
Confidentially Yours (1983), François Truffaut, B+
Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), Eliza Hittman, A-
Public Speaking (2010), Martin Scorsese, A-

Films seen 5/8 – 8/23

Dersu Uzala (1975), Akira Kurusawa, A-
The Adventures of a Dentist (1965), Elem Klimov, B-
Rebels of the Neon God (1992), Tsai Ming-liang, C
Zelig (1983), Woody Allen, A+
Sweet and Lowdown (1999), Woody Allen, A
The Lovebirds (2020), Michael Showalter, B
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), Woody Allen, A+
Mahler (1975), Ken Russell, B+
Aviva (2020), Boaz Yakin, B
The Vast of Night (2020), Andrew Patterson, B
The Kids are Alright (1979), Jeff Stein, A-
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015), Daniel Raim, B-
The King of Staten Island (2020), Judd Apatow, B+
The Strawberry Statement (1970), Stuart Hagmann, B+
Da 5 Bloods (2020), Spike Lee, C+
Raga (1971), Howard Worth, A
The Old Guard (2020), Gina Prince-Bythewood, B-
Palm Springs (2020), Max Barbakow, B+
Sputnik (2020), Egor Abramenko, C
Tchoupitoulas (2012), Bill and Turner Ross, A
Star Trek: Picard, Season One (2020)
McMillion$ (2020), B
Nostalgia for the Light (2011), Patricio Guzmán, A-
An American Pickle (2020), Brandon Trost, B-
Imagine the Sound (1981), Ron Mann, B+
The Atomic Café (1982), Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty, A-
Project Power (2020), Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman, D
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), George Miller, B
Paris, Texas (1984), Wim Wenders, A
Good Time (2017), Josh and Benny Safdie, A-

Films Seen 1/1 – 5/6

Thunderball (1965), Terence Young, B+
You Only Live Twice (1967), Lewis Gilbert, B+
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). Peter R. Hunt, B+
Bosna! (1994), Bernard-Henri Levy, B
Peshmerga (2016), Bernard-Henri Lévy, B-
The Battle of Mosul (2017), Bernard-Henri Lévy, B-
Bad Boys for Life (2020), Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, B-
Spaceship Earth (2020), Matt Wolf, A-
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008), Matt Wolf, A-
Teenage (2013), Matt Wolf, B+
Miss Americana (2020), Lana Wilson, B
The Dissident (2020), Bryan Fogel, B
Downhill (2020), Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, B-
Shirley (2020), Josephine Decker, B-
Worth (2020), Sara Colangelo, A-
Wendy (2020), Benh Zeitlin, D
Uncle Frank (2020), Alan Ball, B-
Scare Me (2020), Josh Ruben, C+
The Social Dilemma (2020), Jeff Orlowski, B
Kajillionaire (2020), Miranda July, A-
Minari (2020), Lee Isaac Chung, A
Possessor (2020), Brandon Cronenberg, A-
On The Record (2020), Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, B-
Into the Deep (2020), Emma Sullivan, B+
Sylvie’s Love (2020), Eugene Ashe, B+
Tesla (2020), Michael Almereyda, B
The Last Thing He Wanted (2020), Dee Rees, D
Horse Girl (2020), Jeff Baena, A
The Petrified Forest (1937), Archie Mayo, B
Ikarie XB-1 (1964), Jindřich Polák, A
I Still Believe (2020), Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, C-
Cane River (1982), Horace Jenkins, B
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020), Cathy Yan, C
The Artist’s Wife (2020), Tom Dolby, B-
Minyan (2020), Eric Steel, B+
Hunters, Season One (2020), B-
Kamasi Washington Live at the Apollo Theater (2020), Michael Garber, B
First Cow (2020), Kelly Reichardt, A-
An Easy Girl (2020), Rebecca Zlotowski, A-
The Plot Against America, Season One (2020) A-
Starcrash (1978), Luigi Cozzi, A-
Uncorked (2020), Prentice Penny, C+
Elephant (2020), Mark Linfield and Vanessa Berlowitz, B
Voyage to the End of the World (1977), Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Phillipe Cousteau and Marshall Flaum, B
Wings of Life (2011), Louie Schwartzberg, A
Animals Are Beautiful People (1974), Jamie Uys, A
White Wilderness (1958), James Algar, B
Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2019), Matthew Taylor, C-
Tigertail (2020), Alan Yang, B-
Sátántangó (1994), Béla Tarr, A
The Eddy, Season One (2020), A-
DAU. Degeneration (2020), Ilya Khrzhanovsky, B+
Extraction (2020), Sam Hargrave, C
Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (2020), Halina Dyrschka, B
Circus of Books (2020), Rachel Mason, C-
Paris Blues (1961), Martin Ritt, B
The Woman in Question (1950), Anthony Asquith, B
The American Friend (1977), Wim Wenders, A
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season Three (2019), B+

Films Seen 9/30 – 12/31

Robin and Marian (1976), Richard Lester, B
Joker (2019), Todd Phillips, C
The Cotton Club Encore (1983/2019), Francis Ford Coppola, A
The Three Musketeers (1973), Richard Lester, B
The Cave (2019), Feras Fayyad, C
Uncut Gems (2019), Josh and Benny Safdie, A+
Marriage Story (2019), Noah Baumbach, A
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, A+
The Leopard Man (1943), Jacques Tourneur, B
Jojo Rabbit (2019), Taika Waititi, C+
Gemini Man (2019), Ang Lee, C
Dolemite is My Name (2019), Craig Brewer, A
A Hidden Life (2019), Terrence Malick, B
Saudi Women’s Driving School (2019), Erica Gornall, C
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Céline Sciamma, B+
The Laundromat (2019), Steven Soderbergh, B
Green For Danger (1946), Sidney Gilliat, A-
Les Miserables (2019), Ladj Ly, A-
The Report (2019), Scott Z. Burns, A-
Dolemite is My Name (2019), Craig Brewer, A
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019), Midge Costin, C
The Painted Bird (2019), Václav Marhoul, D
Golda (2019), Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir, Shani Rozanes, B-
Ford v Ferrari (2019), James Mangold, B+
American Son (2019), Kenny Leon, C-
The King (2019), David Michôd, C
Dancing with the Birds (2019), Huw Cordey, B
Earthquake Bird (2019), Wash Westmoreland, B
He Dreams of Giants (2019), Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe, B+
The Devil Next Door (2019), Yossi Bloch, Daniel Sivan, B+
Healing From Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation (2019), Peter Hutchison, B-
Little Women (2019), Greta Gerwig, A-
The Two Popes (2019), Fernando Meirelles, B
Knives Out (2019), Rian Johnson, A-
Murder, My Sweet (1944), Edward Dmytryk, B+
Babylon (1980), Franco Rosso, A
The Harder They Come (1972), Perry Henzell, B
No Place Like Home (2006), Perry Henzell, B+
Rockers (1978), Theodoros Bafaloukos, A-
The Hottest August (2019), Brett Story, A-
The Nightingale (2019), Jennifer Kent, B+
Hustlers (2019), Lorene Scafaria, B-
1917 (2019), Sam Mendes, B+
Popeye (1980), Robert Altman, B
The Farewell (2019), Lulu Wang, B
Gosford Park (2001), Robert Altman, B+
Richard Jewell (2019), Clint Eastwood, A-
Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi (2017), Rian Johnson, B
Star Wars: Epsisode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019), J.J. Abrams, B
Cats (2019), Tom Hooper, N/A
The Oath of Tobruk (2012), Bernard-Henri Lévy, C

Films Seen 6/17 – 9/29

The Quiet One (2019), Oliver Murray, D
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019), Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, C+
My Name is Julia Ross (1945), Joseph H. Lewis, B
Chernobyl (2019), Johan Renck, A-
The Queen (1968), Frank Simon, B+
Maiden (2019), Alex Holmes, C
The Art of Self-Defense (2019), Riley Stearns, C+
Tel Aviv on Fire (2019), Sameh Zoabi, A-
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Jon Watts, B+
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love (2019), Nick Broomfield, C+
The Cat Rescuers (2019), Rob Fruchtman, Steve Lawrence, B
When Harry Met Sally … (1989), Rob Reiner, A
Vox Lux (2018), Brady Corbet, C+
Between Me and My Mind (2019), Steven Cantor, A
Apollo 13 (1995), Ron Howard, A
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Gideon Raff, C
Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Jonathan Frakes, A
Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood (2019), Quentin Tarantino, A
The Killers (1946), Robert Siodmak, A-
Woodstock (1970), Michael Wadleigh, A
Gojira (1954), Ishirō Honda, B
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965), Ishirō Honda, B+
Blinded By The Light (2019), Gurinder Chadha, B
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick, A+
Angel Has Fallen (2019), Ric Roman Waugh, B-
Lucy In The Sky (2019), Noah Hawley, C-
Ad Astra (2019), James Gray, B
Parasite (2019), Bong Joon-ho, B+
Synonymes (2019), Nadav Lapid, A-
Brainstorm (1983), Douglas Trumbull, B+
The Wandering Earth (2019), Frant Gwo, B-
The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Eggers, B+
Atlantics (2019), Mati Diop, C+
To The End of the Earth (2019), Kiyoshi Kurosawa, B+
The Whistlers (2019), Corneliu Porumboiu, B
Melvin and Howard (1980), Jonathan Demme, A-
Righteous Kill (2008), Jon Avnet, D
Mister America (2019), Eric Notarnicola, B+
Model (1981), Frederick Wiseman, A-
First Cow (2020), Kelly Reichardt, A-
Ms .45 (1981), Abel Ferrara, C-
So Fine (1981), Andrew Bergman, B
The Irishman (2019), Martin Scorsese, A

Films Seen 5/21 – 6/16

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019), Martin Scorsese, A-
Rim of the World (2019), McG, C-
The Perfection (2019), Richard Shepard, C-
Overture to Glory (1940), Max Nosseck, B
Rocketman (2019), Dexter Fletcher, B+
Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (2005/2019), Gerald Fox, C+
Elevator to the Gallows (1958), Louis Malle, A
The Dead Don’t Die (2019), Jim Jarmusch, B-
Memories of Murder (2005), Bong Joon-ho, B+
Miami Vice (2006), Michael Mann, C
Renaldo and Clara (1978), Bob Dylan, C-
I Am Mother (2019), Grant Sputore, B-
Being Frank (2019), Miranda Bailey, C+
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), Simon Kinberg, C
The Other Story (2018), Avi Nesher, B+
Turn Left At The End Of The World (2004), Avi Nesher, A
Rage and Glory (1985), Avi Nesher, B
Our Time (2019), Carlos Reygadas, B+
Murder Mystery (2019), Kyle Newacheck, B-
Unzipped (1995), Douglas Keeve, A
The Golem: How He Came Into The World (1920), Paul Wegener, A

Films Seen 1/1 – 5/20

Scrooge (1970), Ronald Neame, B
Cold War (2018), Paweł Pawlikowski, A-
First Man (2018), Damien Chazelle, A
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018), Peter Jackson, A-
True Stories (1986), David Byrne, A-
The Mule (2018), Clint Eastwood, B
Once Upon A Deadpool (2018), David Leitch, C
Chinatown (1974), Roman Polanski, A-
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Bryan Singer, C
Tolkien (2019), Dome Karukoski, B+
Who Will Write Our History? (2019), Roberta Grossman, B
The Invisibles (2019), Claus Räfle, B-
Sunset (2019), Lázsló Nemes, A-
Autonomies (2019), Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky, B+
David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019), A.J. Eaton, B
Memory: The Origin of Alien (2019), Alexandre O. Phillipe, C
After the Wedding (2019), Bart Freundlich, C
Apollo 11 (2019), Todd Douglas Miller, A
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019), Ryan White, B
Late Night (2019), Nisha Ganatra, C+
The Infiltrators (2019), Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, B
The Sunlit Night (2019), David Wnendt, D
Where’s My Roy Cohn? (2019), Matt Tyrnauer, B-
Monos (2019), Alejandro Lanes, A-
Knocking Down The House (2019), Rachael Lears, B
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Dan Gilroy, B+
Aquarela (2019), Viktor Kossakovsky, B
Dolce Fine Giornata (2019), Jacek Borcuch, B
Big Time Adolescence (2019), Jason Orley, B+
Luce (2019), Julius Onah, B-
The Last Black Man In San Francisco (2019), Joe Talbot, B+
The Lady Eve (1941), Preston Sturges, A-
Russian Doll (2019), Leslye Headland et. al., A-
Sunset (2019), Lázsló Nemes, A-
Untogether (2019), Emma Forrest, D
High Flying Bird (2019), Steven Soderbergh, C+
Yucatan (2019) Daniel Monzón, B
Tree of Blood (2019), Julio Medem, D
Honeyland (2019), Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, A-
War and Peace (1968), Sergei Bondarchuk, A
Anthropecene: The Human Epoch (2019) Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, B-
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Marielle Heller, A-
Radio Unnamable (2012), Paul C. Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson
Alita: Battle Angel (2019), Robert Rodriguez, B-
Paddleton (2019), Alexandre Lehman, B
Firebrand (2019), Aruna Raje, D
Paris Is Us (2019), Elisabeth Vogler, B
Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), Jon Favraeu, B+
Budapest (2019), Xavier Gens, C+
Greta (2019), Neil Jordan, B
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Chiwetel Ejiofor, B
Time For Ilhan (2019), Norah Shapiro, C-
Triple Frontier (2019), J.C. Chandor, B+
Apollo 11 (2019), Todd Douglas Miller, A
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (2018), Jonathan Alter, Steven McCarthy, John Block, B
Juanita (2019), Clark Johnson, C
Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019), Conor Allyn, D
Captain Marvel (2019), Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, C+
Captive State (2019), Rupert Wyatt, B+
The Hummingbird Project (2019), Kim Nguyen, B
The Mustang (2019), Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, B
Hotel Mumbai (2019), Anthony Maras, C+
Peterloo (2019), Mike Leigh, A-
The Brink (2019), Alison Klayman, B+
Us (2019), Jordan Peele, B-
Diane (2019), Kent Jones, A-
Wall (2019), Cam Christiansen, B
The Legend of Cocaine Island (2019), Theo Love, B
Unplanned (2019), Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, F
Duck Soup (1933), Leo McCarey, A+
City Without Jews (1924), Hans Karl Breslauer, B+
Wolf’s Hole (1987), Věra Chytilová, B+
The Late Afternoon of a Fawn (1983), Věra Chytilová, B+
Fruit of Paradise (1970), Věra Chytilová, B
Pleasant Moments (2006), Věra Chytilová, B
Daisies (1966), Věra Chytilová, B+
The Silence (2019), John R. Leonetti, D
Penguins (2019), Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, B-
Booksmart (2019), Olivia Wilde, A-
The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Mikhail Kalatozov, A
A Free Soul (1931), Clarence Brown, B
Someone Great (2019), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, C
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2 (2019), Various, B+
High Life (2019), Claire Denis, B+
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019), Matt Wolf, B
Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Joe and Anthony Russo, C+
Avengers: Endgame (2019), Joe and Anthony Russo, B+
The Hateful Eight: Extended Edition (2015/2019), Quentin Tarantino, A-
Between Me and My Mind (2019), Steven Cantor, A-
Shadow (2019), Zhang Yimou, A
It Takes A Lunatic (2019), Billy Lyons, C
Wine Country (2019), Amy Poehler, B
Asako I & II (2019), Ryusuke Hamaguchi, B
Aniara (2019), Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, A
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding New York Underground (2019), Chuck Smith, B
Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll (2019), Tom Jones, C+
Letter Never Sent (1959), Mikhail Kalatozov, A-
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1981), Les Blank, B
The Souvenir (2019), Joanna Hogg, B
Catch-22 (1970), Mike Nichols, A
What We Left Behind (2019), Ira Steven Behr and Dave Zappone, B-
See You Yesterday (2019), Stefon Bristol, B
The Dybbuk (1937), Michał Waszyński, B+
Her Second Mother (1940), Joseph Siden, B-
American Matchmaker (1940), Edward G. Ulmer, A
Tevye (1939), Maurice Schwartz, C

Films Seen 8/10/18 – 12/31/18

The Green Room (1978), François Truffaut, B-
Missile (1988), Frederick Wiseman, A
Exit … Stage Left (1981), Martin Kahan, A-
The Song Remains The Same (1976), Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, A
Notes on an Appearance (2018), Ricky D’Ambrose, A-
The Oslo Diaries (2018), Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan, B
Memoir of War (2018), Emmanuel Finkiel, B+
The Jazz Singer (1980), Richard Fleischer, B-
In Fabric (2018), Peter Strickland, B
Cielo (2018), Alison McAlpine, A
Cleopatra (1963), Joseph L. Mankewicz, B+
Lifeforce (1985), Tobe Hooper, C+
Operation Finale (2018), Chris Weitz, B-
Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018), Sasha Waters Freyer, B
Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018), Michael Matthews, C-
News From Home (1977), Chantal Akerman, B
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
Suspira (2018), Luca Gudagnino, C+
For Your Eyes Only (1981), John Glen, B
Moonraker (1979), Lewis Gilbert, B-
Apollo 13: Houston, We’ve Had a Problem (2004), Robert Garofalo, C
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), Guy Hamilton, C
Life Itself (2018), Dan Fogelman, D
Her Smell (2018), Alex Ross Perry, A-
Monrovia, Indiana (2018), Frederick Wiseman, A-
The Other Side of the Wind (2018), Orson Welles, B-
American Dharma (2018), Errol Morris, B+
Altered States (1980), Ken Russell, A-
The Last Wave (1978), Peter Weir, B
First Man (2018), Damien Chazelle, A-
306 Hollywood (2018), Jonathan Bogarin and Elan Bogarin, B
Morning, Noon & Night (2018), Josh Becker, F
Bad Night at the El Royale (2018), Drew Goddard, C+
Evil Under the Sun (1982), Guy Hamilton, B
High Life (2018), Claire Denis, B
Moynihan (2018), Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich, C
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Joel and Ethan Coen, A
The Old Man and the Gun (2018), David Lowery, A-
Game of Thrones Season 5 (2015), Various directors, A-
Game of Thrones Season 6 (2016), Various directors, A
Game of Thrones Season 7 (2017), Various directors, A-
Atypical Season 1 (2017), Various directors, B-
Atypical Season 2 (2018), Various directors, B
Roma (2018), Alfonso Cuaron, B+
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Barry Jenkins, B+
The Waldheim Waltz (2018), Ruth Beckermann, B+
Dunkirk (2017), Christopher Nolan, A
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Joel and Ethan Coen, A
Burning (2018), Lee Chang-dong, A-
Distant Constellations (2018), Shevaun Mizrahi,C-
100% Fresh (2018), Steve Brill, B+
Dracula (1958), Terence Fisher, B
The Mummy (1959), Terence Fisher, B
Carnival of Souls (1962), Herk Harvey, A-
The Little Drummer Girl (2018), Park Chan-wook, B-
The Cousin (2018), Tzahi Grad, B
In Her Footsteps (2018), Rana Abu Fraiha, C-
The Outlaw King (2018), David Mackenzie, C+
Shoah: Four Sisters (2018), Claude Lanzmann, A
Family In Transition (2018), Ofir Trainin, C
Amazing Grace (2018), Sydney Pollack et al., A
Sobibór, October 14, 1943, 4p.m. (2001), Claude Lanzmann, A-
Pouquoi, Israël (1973), Claude Lanzmann, A
Tsahal (1995), Claude Lanzmann, B
Napalm (2017), Claude Lanzmann, B-
A Visitor From The Living (1997), Claude Lanzmann, A-
The Karski Report (2010), Claude Lanzmann, A
Sobibor (2018), Konstantin Khabensky, C-
Free Solo (2018), Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, B
Widows (2018), Steve McQueen, C
Vice (2018), Adam McKay, D-
Support The Girls (2018), Andrew Bujalski, B+
Leave No Trace (2018), Debra Granik, A-
The Favourite (2018), Yorgos Lanthimos, B+
Aquaman (2018), James Wan, A-

Films Seen 5/9 – 8/9

Deadpool 2 (2018), David Leitch, B
Everybody Knows (2018), Asghar Farhadi, B
Birds of Passage (2018), Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, B+
Rafiki (2018), Wauri Kahia, C-
Donbass (2018), Sergey Loznitsa, B+
Yomeddine (2018), A.B. Shawky, B
Leto (2018), Kirill Serebrennikov, B-
Gräns (2018), Ali Abbasi, B+
Sorry Angel (2018), Christophe Honoré, B
Cold War (2018), Paweł Pawlikowski, A
Arctic (2018), Joe Penna, B
The Image Book (2018), Jean-Luc Godard, C
Ash is Purest White (2018), Jia Zhangke, A-
Diamantino (2018), Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, B
Mandy (2018), Panos Cosmatos, A-
The House That Jack Built (2018), Lars von Trier, D
Girls of the Sun (2018), Eva Husson, C-
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), Terry Gilliam, C+
Climax (2018), Gaspar Noé, B-
Samouni Road (2018), Stefano Savona, B-
The Dead and the Others (2018), João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora, B
Capaernaum (2018), Nadine Labacki, B+
Solo: A Star Wars Movie (2018), Ron Howard, B
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018), Bi Gan, B+
Dogman (2018), Matteo Garrone, A-
Three Faces (2018), Jafar Panahi, B+
Under the Silver Lake (2018), David Robert Mitchell, A-
Shoplifters (2018), Hirokazu Kore-eda, A-
BlacKkKlansman (2018), Spike Lee, B
The Wild Pear Tree (2018), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, A
Burning (2018), Lee Chang-dong, A-
Wrestling Jerusalem (2018), Aaron Davidman, B
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Stanley Kubrick A+
Hereditary (2018), Ari Aster, B
Ocean’s 8 (2018), Gary Ross, C+
Adrift (2018), Baltasar Kormákur, B
Shelter (2018), Eran Riklis, B
Longing (2017), Savi Gabizon, B
Scaffolding (2017), Matan Yair, B+
Outdoors (2018), Asaf Saban, B-
The Cakemaker (2018), Ofir Raul Graizer, B
Gabriel and the Mountain (2018), Fellipe Barbosa, A
Eighth Grade (2018), Bo Burnham, B+
Minding the Gap (2018), Bing Liu, B
Shirkers (2018), Sandi Tan, B
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), J. A. Bayona, B
The Two Faces Of Dr Jekyll (1960), Terence Fisher, B
Boundaries (2018), Shana Feste, C-
The Incredibles (2004), Brad Bird, B
The Incredibles 2 (2018), Brad Bird, B-
Rock Rubber 45s (2018), Bobbito Garcia, C-
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf (2018), Thomas Piper, A-
Spiral (2018), Laura Fairrie, B-
Three Identical Strangers (2018), Tim Wardle, B-
Gotti (2018), Kevin Connolly, F
Custody (2018), Xavier Legrand, B
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), Stefano Sollima, D-
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018), Peyton Reed, B+
Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018), Jake Meginsky, A
Yellow Submarine (1968), George Dunning, B
Magical Mystery Tour (1967), The Beatles and Bernard Knowles, D
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Michael Schultz, C
A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Richard Lester, A
Across The Universe (2007), Julie Taymor, C
Let It Be (1970), Michael Lindsay-Hogg, B-
Help! (1965), Richard Lester, C
How it Ends (2018), David M. Rosenthal, D
Mission: Impossible (1996), Brian De Palma, B
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), John Woo, D
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), Christopher McQuarrie, B+
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Brad Bird, B+
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Christopher McQuarrie, A-
Mission: Impossible III (2006), J.J. Abrams, C
Bye Bye Berlin (2017), Sam Garbarski, B-
Hotel Salvation (2016), Shubhashish Bhutiani, B
Lives Well Lived (2018), Sky Bergman, D
The Desert Bride (2018), Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato, B
93Queen (2018), Paula Eiselt, C
Damascus Cover (2018), Daniel Zelik Berk, D
Magic Music: A Film 40 Years in the Making (2018), Lee Aronsohn, C
Cielo (2018), Alison McAlpine, A
Songwriter (2018), Murray Cummings, C
The Story of Adele H. (1975), François Truffaut, B
Small Change (1976), François Truffaut, A
The Bride Wore Black (1968), François Truffaut, B+



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