Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Critical Consensus: The Films Of 2003 (MCN)

Critic Top Ten Lists - 2003
compiled by Movie City News

1 Lost In Translation
2 Return of the King
3 Mystic River
4 American Splendor
5 Finding Nemo
6 In America
7 Capturing the Friedmans
8 Master and Commander
9 21 Grams
10 Kill Bill 1

11 City of God
12 Cold Mountain
13 Station Agent, The
13 Elephant
15 House of Sand & Fog
16 Whale Rider
17 Fog of War
18 Spellbound
19 Seabiscuit
20 School of Rock, The

21 Barbarian Invasions
22 Triplettes of Belleville
23 Big Fish
24 Dirty Pretty Things
25 A Mighty Wind
26 Irreversible
27 Magdalene Sisters, The
28 Raising Victor Vargas
29 Thirteen
30 Pirates of the Caribbean
30 Man Without A Past

32 Shattered Glass
33 Russian Ark
34 Son
34 Lilya 4-ever
36 Etre et avoir
37 Bus 174
38 Gerry
39 In This World
40 Winged Migration

41 All The Real Girls
42 Spider
42 Unknown Pleasures
44 28 Days Later
44 Pieces of April
46 Love Actually
47 Secret Lives of Dentists
48 Japon
49 Swimming Pool
50 Man on the Train, The


51 Bend It Like Beckham
51 Bad Santa
51 Monster
54 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
55 Last Samurai, The
56 Love & Diane
57 Demonlover
58 Angels In America
58 Ten (Kiarostami)
58 Company, The
58 Good Thief

62 Dancer Upstairs
63 Girl with a Pearl Earring
63 Looney Toons: Back In Action
65 Peter Pan
66 Open Range
66 Down With Love
68 Sweet Sixteen
69 Weather Underground
69 Pianist, The
69 Together

72 Something's Gotta Give
72 Medea
74 Divine Intervention
75 Laurel Canyon
76 Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The
76 Friday Night (Vendredi soir)
76 Platform
79 Northfork
79 Matrix Reloaded

81 Intolerable Cruelty
81 My Life Without Me
83 Blue Car
83 Phone Booth
83 Human Stain, The
86 X2
86 Carnage
86 In The Cut
86 Madam Sata
90 Rivers & Tides
90 Missing, The

92 Chihwaseon
92 Dark Blue
92 Gloomy Sunday
92 Mondays In The Sun
92 Old School
92 Waiting for Happiness
98 Tupac
98 My Architect
98 Stone Reader
98 Stuck On You

102 Matchstick Men
102 Morvern Callar
105 Stevie
105 Distant
109 Owning Mahowny
109 Dogville
111 Songs from the Second Floor
113 Holes

Data compiled January 1, 2004
A&F Top Ten Lists - 2003
compiled by Ron Reed

1 Return of the King 184.5
2 Finding Nemo 157.0
3 Lost In Translation 135.5
4 Master and Commander 106.0
5 Stevie 76.0
6 In America 64.0
7 Son 56.0
8 X2 55.0
9 Spellbound 54.5
10 28 Days Later 49.5

11 Pirates of the Caribbean 48.5
12 Winged Migration 48.0
12 Man Without A Past 48.0
14 Station Agent, The 42.0
15 In This World 41.0
15 American Splendor 41.0
17 House of Sand & Fog 40.5
17 Kill Bill 1 40.5
19 City of God 40.0
20 Dirty Pretty Things 39.0

21 Pieces of April 34.0
22 Whale Rider 32.5
23 Raising Victor Vargas 30.0
24 Triplettes of Belleville 29.0
25 A Mighty Wind 28.5
26 Man on the Train, The 28.0
27 Seabiscuit 26.0
28 Cold Mountain 24.5
29 School of Rock, The 24.0
30 Big Fish 23.5

31 Etre et avoir 23.0
32 Fog of War 21.0
33 Shattered Glass 20.0
33 Bus 174 20.0
33 Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The 20.0
36 Hulk 18.0
37 Angels In America 17.0
38 Open Range 15.0
38 Barbarian Invasions 15.0
38 Shape of Things, The 15.0
38 OT: Our Town 15.0

42 Bend It Like Beckham 14.0
42 Elephant 14.0
44 Holes 13.5
45 Thirteen 13.0
45 Rivers & Tides 13.0
45 All The Real Girls 13.0
48 Intolerable Cruelty 12.5
49 Distant 12.0
50 Drifters 11.0
50 Time of the Wolf 11.0


52 Bright Leaves 10.0
52 25th Hour 10.0
54 Owning Mahowny 9.0
54 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 9.0
54 Ten (Kiarostami) 9.0
54 Secret Lives of Dentists 9.0
58 Russian Ark 8.0
58 21 Grams 8.0
58 Northfork 8.0

61 Voices of a Distant Star 7.5
62 Magdalene Sisters, The 7.0
62 Bad Santa 7.0
62 Friday Night (Vendredi soir) 7.0
62 Distant Lights 7.0
66 Matchstick Men 6.5
67 Tears of the Sun 6.0
67 Under the Skin of the City 6.0
67 Levity 6.0
70 Springtime in a Small Town 5.0

71 Better Luck Tomorrow 4.0
71 Capturing the Friedmans 4.0
71 Love Actually 4.0
71 Girl with a Pearl Earring 4.0
71 Decay of Fiction, The 4.0
71 Gospel of John 4.0
71 Gerry 4.0

78 Spider 3.0
78 Bruce Almighty 3.0
78 Guys, The 3.0
78 Tunnel, The 3.0
78 The Cooler 3.0
78 Alien: Director's Cut 3.0
78 Chaos 3.0

85 Irreversible 2.0
85 Lilya 4-ever 2.0
85 Down With Love 2.0
85 Something's Gotta Give 2.0
85 Matrix Reloaded 2.0
85 Blue Car 2.0
85 Matrix Revolutions 2.0
85 Once Upon a Time In Mexico 2.0
85 Calendar Girls 2.0
85 Life of David Gale 2.0
85 Reconstruction 2.0
85 Terminator 3 2.0
85 Mystic River 2.0

98 Last Samurai, The 1.0
98 Nowhere In Africa 1.0
98 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 1.0
98 Weather Underground 1.0
98 Derrida 1.0
98 Trials of Henry Kissinger 1.0

Last tabulation February 28, 2004

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

THE ROOKIE


THE ROOKIE (2002, USA, John Lee Hancock, Mike Rich screenplay)
Your grandfather once told me it was okay to think about what you want to do until it was time to start doing what you were meant to do. That may not be what you wanted to hear.

When there's an envelope taped to a birthday present, you pretty much know what's going to be inside that envelope, but that doesn't mean you don't open it. This movie's a lot like that: it's an inspirational greeting card of a movie – in its look, in the shape and style of its storytelling, and in its "follow your dream" sentiments. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't bother watching it.

When a film sets out to tell the story of a high school science teacher and baseball coach whose uninspired players make him a promise to try out for The Bigs if (against all odds) they win the championship, chances are this story's going to run the base paths in pretty familiar fashion. And when Coach is a guy who hangs a medallion of Rita, patron saint of impossible dreams, from the mirror in his pickup truck, it's pretty much preordained that things are going to work out.

The real surprises come in how this movie gets where it's inevitably going, in the attention it pays to the difficulties human relationships go through in the pursuit of dreams – whether they also happen to be divine callings or not. One of the people at the centre of Jim Morris's life is his father, a preoccupied man made over into the image of the military that owns him and directs his steps: the accomplishment of the movie-makers is not to leave Dad and son stuck there, but to track that troubled relationship on into adulthood, without falsifying it. When the elder Morris advises his son to do what he is meant to do, I couldn't help remembering a similar conversation with my own mother as I faced a decision whether to go into the ministry or to pursue the life of a theatre artist. I wonder if it's just a personal reading, or whether this father's advice doesn't ultimately convey something about the inevitability of living out one's vocation – particularly one that's being steered by the unstoppable Saint Rita and the prayers of a pair of Texas nuns. (On her deathbed, Rita was asked by a visitor if she'd like anything brought from her home town. She asked for a rose. The visitor returned to the family estate, frozen in the middle of winter, and found a single blossom on an otherwise bare rose bush.)

The other central character in this man's life is his wife Lorri, and Rachel Griffiths' portrayal truly provides the centre of gravity for this film. What an actress! She charges the standard-issue strong-but-supportive wife role with tremendous electricity and presence, and every one of her big scenes is filled with unspoken nuance before or between or after the lines – check out her exit from the porch after the talk about their son, her reaction to the sport coat call, or the scene where she finds her husband in the bullpen. I hear she's a regular on SIX FEET UNDER. Almost makes me consider watching television.

For all its too-handsome instant-nostalgia look, the film gives us lots of specific detail as well. The family's arrival in Big Lake, Texas is marked by BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY on the theatre marquee. Elvis sings the gospel-tinged "Midnight Rider" as Morris throws BP. The high school ball games may be predictable in serving exactly the plot functions we know they'll have to serve, but they also feel like ball, and not Big League TV ball either. Jim's son wears his rally cap at a key moment in the game, and we realize that he's getting the kind of fathering his dad never got. It's a treat to see this ordinary father arrive at try-outs beleaguered by the minutae of baby maintenance, and I appreciated the light touch about the "miraculous" increase in this washed-up pitcher's fastball. I love the concision of that next-to-final shot, summing up this man's life and calling in the high school trophy cases, and then the final image of nuns scattering flower petals – they're roses because of Saint Rita, and they're yellow because, well, this is Texas!

I'd recommend this movie for families to watch together – it's a well-made, positive story with faith elements that can provide an entertaining evening together or some great conversation about real questions of vocation or the miraculous. Still, I can't help thinking the writers let us down with this treatment of the true story of Jim Morris's improbable shot at the major leagues – could it be that shrinking the role of faith to a good luck amulet and one pre-game prayer session denies us any sense that Christianity offers anything more than a mix of destiny-shaping magic and civic religion. Does God serve no more role in this believer's life than to provide baseball miracles at the request of some long-ago nuns? Is that what authentic personal faith looks like, or is it just a Hollywood kind of shamanistic superstition?

But most of the time I'm just glad that Hollywood can make a baseball movie – and this is very much a Hollywood movie – that's also about the hard work of marriage and parenting and being parented. More surprisingly, it doesn't feel obliged to negate the power of God that worked in this man's life. In THE ROOKIE, God may be on the bench, but at least He's allowed in the ballpark.

Friday, January 03, 2003

VIEWING JOURNAL

SEE

Big Screen
12 Years A Slave | IV | Steve McQueen
Nebraska | Fifth | Alexander Payne. Bruce Dern, Cannes best actor
Philomena | Fifth IV | Stephen Frears
Wolf of Wall Street | SC | Martin Scorsese

Coming
The Grand Budapest Hotel | Wes Anderson | Mar 7

Gone
56 Up | netUSA
Ain't Them Bodies Saints | netX
Before Midnight | netX
Beyond The Hills | netX
Bless Me, Ultima | netX
Book Thief | holocaust movie Carole wants to see
Broadchurch | netX | Jeffrey Overstreet: Anne and I have finally reached the end of the BBC murder mystery miniseries event BROADCHURCH and... wow. It's not just good — it's Gospel. Do not miss it. I thought TOP OF THE LAKE was the best series of this kind, but BROADCHURCH is better. The acting and writing are excellent throughout. David Tennant (Anne's favorite Doctor) is great, but this is Olivia Coleman's show. She's awesome. BROADCHURCH is be the most beautiful, truthful depiction of grief that I've ever seen. It's also a harrowing depiction of the havoc wreaked by tabloid-news culture. The writing in the closing episode surpassed my highest hopes."
The Butler | netX
Carlos | netCAN netUSA
Certified Copy | netCAN netUSA
Charlie Wilson's War | netX
Closed Circuit | netX
The Company You Keep - Brit Marling, Robert Redford, Weather Underground | netX
Computer Chess | netUSA
Coriolanus | nX
Crazy Stupid Love | netCAN
Dinner Rush | nX
Drive | netCAN netUSA
End Of Watch | netUSA
Fill The Void | netX
Finding Vivian Maier | netX
Frances Ha | netUSA
Fruitvale Station | netX
Gideon's Army | public defenders doc | netX
The Grandmaster | Wong Kar-Wai | netX
The Great Gatsby | netX
Headhunters | netCAN netUSA
Holy Motors | netCAN netUSA
The Hunt | netX
The Impossible | netX
The Intouchables | netUSA
The Kid With A Bike | netUSA
Like Someone In Love | netX
Love Is All You Need | Suzanne Bier | netX
Machine Gun Preacher | NetCAN netUSA
Magic Magic | Chile, naive travellers, evil Michael Cera | netX
Mein Kampf | Hitler desperate to get into art school | netCAN
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct | nX netUSA
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 | netUSA
Monsters U | nX
Much Ado About Nothing | nX
OSS117: Cairo, Nest Of Spies | Euro spy sendup | netUSA
OSS117: Lost In Rio | netUSA
Paris, Je T'Aime | netX
Pi | netCAN netUSA
The Place Beyond The Pines | Rory/Jordan rec | nX
The Reluctant Fundamentalist | Mira Nair, Wall Street Pakistani, Sep 11 | netCAN
Rush | lots of dates
The Sapphires | netUSA
Searching For Sugar Man | netCAN 
The Sessions | netCAN
Seven Psychopaths | netX
The Spectacular Now | netX
Starlet | netUSA
Stories We Tell | netX
The Tempest | Taymor | nX
This Is Martin Bonner | NetUSA
To The Wonder | netUSA, have
Top Of The Lake | Overstreet | netUSA
Tyranosaur | netX, have
Upstream Color | have, netCAN netUSA
Well-Digger's Daughter | netUSA

SEEN

2003

ADAPTATION (Jan 3, Theatre)
GANGS OF NEW YORK (Theatre)
GOSFORD PARK (DVD)
DEKALOG 1, 2, 3 (DVD)
NINE QUEENS (Jan 17, VHS)
MONTEREY POP Disk 3 (Jan 19, DVD)
DOOR TO DOOR (Jan 19, VHS)
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (Jan 23, Theatre)
AMERICAN MOVIE (Jan 30, VHS)

THIRTEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (DVD)
THE HOURS (Feb 11, Theatre)
A BUCKET OF BLOOD (DVD)
WHERE'S MARLOWE (VHS)
TWO GIRLS & A GUY (DVD)

CHICAGO (Mar 1, Theatre)
THE WEIGHT OF WATER (Mar 8, VHS)
THE SON (Mar 14, Theatre)
THE PIANIST (Mar 16, Theatre)
BODY HEAT (Mar 17, VHS)
LAST DAYS OF DISCO (Mar 18, VHS)
SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Mar 19, DVD)
ONE HOUR PHOTO (Mar 22, VHS)
DRAGNET (Mar 26, VHS)
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Mar 27, DVD)
THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS & DOGS (Mar 29, VHS)

DONNIE DARKO (Apr 1, DVD)
THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN (Apr 28, VHS)

HOURS & TIMES (May 3, VHS)
RUSSIAN ARK (May 6, Theatre)
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (May 6, Theatre)
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM (May 11, Theatre)
A MIGHTY WIND (May 12, Theatre)
LAUREL CANYON (May 13, Theatre)
DEATH WISH (May 14, VHS)
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (May 17, DVD)
TWO OF US (May 18, VHS)
MATRIX RELOADED (May 19, Theatre)
MATRIX (May 21, VHS)
TWIST & SHOUT (May 22, VHS)
TIME OUT (May 29, VHS)
THE MAN ON THE TRAIN (May 31, Theatre)

SPELLBOUND (June 8, Theatre)
PERSONAL VELOCITY (June 20, DVD)
ANDREI RUBLEV (June 21, Theatre)
OLD SCHOOL (Airplane)
THE MIRACLE MAKER (June 25?, DVD)
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (Schloss Mittersill, DVD)

PALE RIDER (July 13, DVD)
THE SIXTIES (July 18, VHS)
SPIRITED AWAY (July 20, DVD)
OWNING MAHOWNEY (July 21, Theatre)
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (July 24, DVD)
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN (Theatre)
TWELFTH NIGHT, d. Trevor Nunn) July 28, VHS)
ROMEO + JULIET, d. Baz Luhrmann (July 28, VHS)
ROMEO AND JULIET, d. Franco Zeffirelli (July 31, VHS)

FINDING NEMO (August 3, Theatre)
PHONE BOOTH (August 6, DVD)
IKIRU (August 7, Theatre)
THRONE OF BLOOD (August 7, Theatre)
GOD TOLD ME TO (August 11, VHS)
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (August 11, Theatre)
NOT OF THIS WORLD (August 15, DVD)
OPEN RANGE (August 15, Theatre)
MST3K: POD PEOPLE (August 21, VHS)
MST3K: THE GUNSLINGER (August 21, VHS)
28 DAYS LATER (August 21, Theatre)
THE LOVE BUG (August 22, Drive In)
ETRE ET AVOIR (August 23, Theatre)
GHOST DOG (August 27, DVD)
THE ROOKIE (August 30, VHS)

DEAD MAN (Sep 1, DVD)
LES MISERABLES, d. Bille August (Sep 5, DVD)
LES MISERABLES, d. Claude LaLouche (Sep 7, VHS)
WHALE RIDER (Sep 7, Theatre)
SALESMAN (Sep 8, DVD)
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (Sep 10, DVD)
WINGED MIGRATION (Sep 11, Theatre)
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (Sep 14, VHS)
WISE BLOOD (Sep 16, VHS)
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Sep 17, DVD)
GATES OF HEAVEN (Sep 18, VHS)
COOL & CRAZY (Sep 22, DVD)
TEARS OF THE SUN (Sep 24, DVD)
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Sep 26, Theatre)
STOLEN SUMMER (Sep 30, DVD)

THE RAPTURE (Oct 3, VHS)
CONFLICT [AKA Catholics] (Oct 7, DVD)
THE QUIET AMERICAN (Oct 7, DVD)
ANGER MANAGEMENT (Oct 14, DVD)
SCHOOL OF ROCK (Oct 20, Theatre)
FIGHT CLUB (Oct 21, DVD)
DEKALOG IV (Oct 28, DVD)
AMERICAN BEAUTY (Oct 30/31, DVD)

MYSTIC RIVER (Nov 4, Theatre)
WIRED TO KILL (Nov 4, VHS)
BARCELONA (Nov 5, VHS)
METROPOLITAN (Nov 6, VHS)
THE WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE (Nov 9, VHS)
ELEPHANT (Nov 15, Theatre)
THE GOOD GIRL (Nov 21, DVD)
ATTACK THE GAS STATION (Nov 23, DVD)

MY NEW GUN (Dec 2, VHS)
MASTER & COMMANDER (Dec 4, Theatre)
21 GRAMS (Dec 5, Theatre)
BRUCE ALMIGHTY (Dec 5, DVD)
A DECADE UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Dec 10/11, DVD)
Extended LOTR: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (Dec 11, Theatre)
EMMA (Dec 12, DVD)
Extended LOTR: THE TWO TOWERS (Dec 13, Theatre)
THE LAST SAMURAI (Dec 17, Theatre)
THE COMMITMENTS (Dec 18, VHS)
ABOUT A BOY (Dec 19, VHS)
LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING (Dec 27, Theatre)
PETER PAN (Dec 29, Theatre)

2004

LOVE ACTUALLY (Jan 1, Theatre)
THE HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG (Jan 3, Theatre)
I CONFESS (Jan 6, VHS)
LE CONFESSIONNAL (Jan 7, VHS)
ALIENS (Jan 10, VHS)
BIG FISH (Jan 11, Theatre)
THE STATEMENT (Jan 14, Theatre)
IN AMERICA (Jan 14, Theatre)
CONFIDENCE (Jan 16, DVD)
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (Jan 17, Theatre)
SEABISCUIT (Jan 23, Hotel)
TOKYO STORY (Jan 24, Theatre)
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (Jan 25, DVD)
STEVIE (Jan 26, DVD)
GAMBLING, GODS & LSD (Jan 27, DVD)
THE STATION AGENT (Jan 29, Theatre)

LOCAL HERO (Feb 14, DVD)
WHEN WE WERE KINGS (Feb 15, VHS)
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (Feb 22, VHS)
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (Feb 23, VHS)
IKIRU (Feb 25, DVD)
THE FISHER KING (Feb 28, DVD)

BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON (Mar 2, DVD)
THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE (Mar 4, VHS)
THE BEST TWO YEARS (Mar 4, DVD)
PIECES OF APRIL (Mar 5, DVD)
COLD HEAVEN (Mar 9, VHS)
CONTROL (Mar 9, VHS)
SECRET WINDOW (Mar 15, Theatre)
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (Mar 17, Theatre)
NORTHFORK (Mar 30, DVD)
SHATTERED GLASS (Mar 30, VHS)

THE ICE STORM (Apr 3, DVD)
THE RECKONING (Apr 7, Theatre)
THE EIGHTH DAY (Apr 11, VHS)
THE ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Apr 12, Theatre)
13 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONE THING (Apr 13, VHS)
SEDUCING DOCTOR SOMETHINGOROTHER (Apr 14, Theatre)
DOGVILLE (Apr 21, Theatre)
IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (Apr 23, VHS)

THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (May 3, VHS)
THE ADDICTION (May 3, VHS)
BEST IN SHOW (May 4, VHS)
GOODBYE, LENIN! (May 5, Theatre)
CLOSE-UP (May 6, VHS)
HAMLET Ethan Hawke (May 8, DVD)
HIDING AND SEEKING (May 13, Theatre)
MATCHSTICK MEN (May 14, DVD)
THE LIFE & TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG (May 20, VHS)
THE THIRD MIRACLE (May 23, VHS)
COBB (May 27/28, VHS)
BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY (May 29, VHS)
FEAR STRIKES OUT (May 29, DVD)

THE SANDLOT (June 1, DVD)
THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (June 2, DVD)
THE LONGEST DAY (June 6, DVD)
THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE (June 11, DVD)
TO END ALL WARS (June 12, DVD)
ARLINGTON ROAD (June 13, DVD)
MY FAIR LADY (June 22, DVD)
HELL HOUSE (June 24, DVD)
THE STATION AGENT (June 25, DVD)
THE MISSING (June 28, DVD)

DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (July 1, DVD)
FRAILTY (July 1, DVD)
JOHN Q (July 2, VHS)
KILL BILL 1 (July 3, Theatre)
KILL BILL 2 (July 3, Theatre)
KING ARTHUR (July 5, Theatre)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE '62 (July 28, DVD)
THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE '04 (July 28, Theatre)
RIVERS & TIDES (July 29, Theatre)
RIVERS & TIDES (July 31, Theatre)

SWING KIDS (Aug 2, VHS)
SWIMMING POOL (Aug 3, VHS)
TWIN PEAKS: Pilot Episode (Aug 3, VHS)
TWIN PEAKS: Episodes 001/002/003 (Aug 5, VHS)
TWIN PEAKS: Episodes 004/005 (Aug 6, VHS)
THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL (Aug 9, Theatre)
HAMLET [Branagh] Part I (Aug 10, VHS)
TWIN PEAKS: Episodes 006/007 (Aug 10, VHS)
FIRE WALK WITH ME (Aug 10, VHS)
HAMLET [Gibson] (Aug 12, VHS)
MARIA FULL OF GRACE (Aug 14, Theatre)
COLLATERAL (Aug 16, Theatre)
TITUS (Aug 23, DVD)
ZABRISKIE POINT (Aug 24, VHS)
THE DREAMERS (Aug 25/26, DVD)
HERO (Aug 31, Theatre)
TWIN PEAKS Pilot + 001-007 counted as 4 films

UNBREAKABLE (Sep 1, DVD)
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Sep 4, DVD)
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (Sep 5, DVD)
TENDER MERCIES (Sep 15, DVD)
THE SON (DVD)
IN YOUR HANDS (Sep 23, Theatre)
ADDICTED TO ACTING (Sep 25, Theatre)
+ 3/7 = 71/96

BRIGHT LEAVES (Oct 2, VHS)
COLD MOUNTAIN (Oct 2, DVD)
FORGIVENESS (Oct 5, Theatre)
TIME OF THE WOLF (Oct 5, Theatre)
SEARCHING FOR THE WRONG-EYED JESUS (Oct 5, Theatre)
STOKED (Oct 7, DVD)
MONA LISA SMILE (Oct 9, DVD)
MOST ("The Bridge," Oct 14, Theatre)
O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (Oct 19, DVD)
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Oct 22, DVD)
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS (Oct 23, DVD)
A MAN ESCAPED (Oct 29, DVD)
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (Oct 29, DVD)
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Oct 30, VHS)
EVIL DEAD 2 (Oct 31, VHS)

FIELD OF DREAMS (Nov 7, VHS)
CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Nov 7, DVD)
RAY (Nov 7, Theatre)
DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST (Nov 9, DVD)
THE GODFATHER (Nov 18, DVD)
THE GODFATHER II (Nov 20/21, DVD)
I HEART HUCKABEES (Nov 24, Theatre)
THE BEATLES: THE FIRST US VISIT (Nov 26, DVD)
GAMBLING (Nov 27, DVD)

AVALON (Dec 4, DVD)
AUTO FOCUS (Dec 6, VHS)
MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (Dec 7, Theatre)
TRIPLETS OF BELLVILLE (Dec 8, DVD)
FINDING NEVERLAND (Dec 10, Theatre)
FINAL SOLUTION (Dec 11, DVD)
THE SEA WITHIN (Dec 15, Theatre)
BEFORE SUNRISE (Dec 17, DVD)
BEFORE SUNSET (Dec 22, DVD)
POLAR EXPRESS (Dec 23, Imax Theatre)
RETURN OF THE KING EE (Dec 25, DVD)
THE INCREDIBLES (Dec 26, Theatre)
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Dec 29, DVD)

2005

Spider-Man 2 (Jan 6, DVD)
Hotel Rwanda (Jan 7, Theatre)
A Very Long Engagement (Jan 7, Theatre)
Sideways (Jan 9, Theatre)
The Merchant of Venice (Jan 11, Theatre)
The Return (Jan 13, DVD)
Million Dollar Baby (Jan 15, Theatre)
The Aviator (Jan 15, Theatre)
The Last Man On Earth (Jan 16, DVD)
Tootsie (Jan 22, VHS)
Only You (Jan 29, VHS)

City Of God (Feb 1, DVD)
The Terminal (Feb 13, DVD)
The Village (Feb 26, DVD)
A Midwinter's Tale (Feb 28, VHS)

Mean Creek (Mar 1, DVD)
Hitch (Mar 5, Theatre)
The Big Red One (Mar 6, Theatre)
Bagdad Cafe (Mar 12, DVD)
Morvern Callar (Mar 15, DVD)
Behind the Red Door (Mar 17, DVD)
Most (Mar 20, DVD)
Men In Black (Mar 22, VHS)
Ghostbusters (Mar 22, VHS)
The Big Sleep (Mar 24, VHS)
City Slickers (Mar 24, DVD)
Falling Down (Mar 24, DVD)
Mystery Men (Mar 25, VHS)
Clueless (Mar 26, VHS)
Most (Mar 30, DVD)

Millions (Apr 3, Theatre)
Joni Mitchell: A Life Story (Apr 10, DVD)
Shadowlands BBC (Apr 12, VHS)
Hotel Depot (Apr 15, DVD)
Legends of the Fall (Apr 16, DVD)
What Dreams May Come (Apr 24, DVD)
The Woodsman (Apr 25, Theatre)

Amelie (May , DVD)
Light Sleeper (May 6, VHS)
Dear Frankie (May 15, Theatre)

Walk On Water (Jun 5, Theatre)
Touch (Jun 8, VHS)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Jun 9, DVD)
Around The Bend (Jun 11, DVD)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Jun 14, DVD)
Around The Bend (Jun 14, DVD)
Birthday Girl (Jun 16, DVD)
Crash (Jun 17, Theatre)
Garden State (June 18, DVD)
Whale Music (June 19, DVD)
Cinderella Man (June 20, Theatre)
Around The Bend (June 26, DVD)
Shadowlands BBC (June 27, DVD)
Bruce Almighty (June 28, DVD)
Hard Eight (June 29, VHS)

Dear God (July 1, VHS)
The Interpreter (July 5, Hotel)
Batman Begins (Theatre)
Dekalog 5 (July 7, DVD)
Dekalog 6 (July 7, DVD)
Dekalog 7 (July 8, DVD)
Dekalog 1 (July 9, DVD)
Crimes & Misdemeanors (Jul 12, DVD)
Heaven [Tykwer] (July 14, VHS)
Fearless (July 16, VHS)
Election (VHS)
The Truman Show (DVD)
The Princess & The Warrior (July 20, DVD)
Run Lola Run (July 21, DVD)
Magnolia (July 21/22, DVD)
Punch-Drunk Love (July 22, DVD)
Signs (July 25, DVD)
Star Wars III
The Last Wave
Gallipoli

Hill Number One (DVD)
Saving Grace
Blade Runner (Aug 13, DVD)
The Quarrel (Aug 12, DVD)
Spartan (Aug 18, VHS)
Red Eye (Aug 19, Theatre)
Shawn Of The Dead (Aug 21, DVD)
Andrei Rublev (Aug 31, DVD)

Step Into Liquid (Sep 1, Theatre)
Son Of Hercules vs. Venus (Sep 2, VHS)
The Man Who Planted Trees (Sep 8, DVD)
The Man Who Planted Trees (Sep 9, DVD)
Spanglish (Sep 10, DVD)
Amistad (Sep 11/12, VHS)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Sep 14, Theatre)
Slumlord (Sep 14, DVD)
Amistad (Sep 16, DVD)
The Constant Gardener (Sep 16, Theatre)
...And God Spoke (Sep 18, DVD)
March of the Penguins (Sep 20, Theatre)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (Sep 20, Theatre)
The Celebration (Sep 25, VHS)
Dancer In The Dark (Sep 26, DVD)
Dear Wendy (Sep 27, VHS)
Dog Nail Clipper (Sep 29, Theatre)
Dogville (Sep 30, DVD)
Manderlay (Sep 30, Theatre)

Arvo Part (Oct 2, Theatre)
Toeing The Line [including On A Sunday] (Oct 2, Theatre)
The Novena (Oct 3, Theatre)
3 Needles (Oct 4, Theatre)
Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Oct 5, Theatre)
A Man Escaped (Oct 8/9, DVD)
Everything Is Illuminated (Oct 11, Theatre)
Rosetta (Oct 17, DVD)
La Promesse (Oct 18, DVD)
The Verdict (Oct 19, VHS)
Flight Plan (Oct 20, Theatre)
Lost 1:1-2 (Oct 22, DVD)
Lost 1:3-6 (Oct 23, DVD)
A History of Violence (Oct 25, Theatre)
Lost 1: 7-10 (Oct 30, DVD)

Lost 1: 11-16 (early Nov, DVD)
Good Night and Good Luck (Nov 8, Theatre)
Jarhead (Nov 10, Theatre)
Lost 1: 17-18 (Nov 13, DVD)
Lost 1: 19-20 (Nov 15, DVD)
Andrei Rublev (Nov 17, DVD)
The Squid & The Whale (Nov 18, Theatre
Stalker
Ripley's Game
Lost 21-End
Capote (Nov 29, Theatre)

The Insider (Dec 3, DVD)
Protocols of Zion (Dec 5, Theatre)
In A Lonely Place (Dec 5, Theatre)
No Direction Home (DVD)
Super-Size Me (DVD)
Syriana (Dec 13, Theatre)
Out Of The Past (Dec 14/17, DVD)
Secret Lives of Dentists (Dec 17, DVD)
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Dec 21, Theatre)
Touching The Void (Dec 21, DVD)
Stone Reader (Dec 21/22, DVD)
Cannes Advertising Festival (Dec 23, Theatre - last showing at the Ridge)
It's A Wonderful LIfe (Dec 25, DVD)
OT: Our Town (Dec 30, DVD)

2006

Ryan/Walking/Syrinx (Jan 7, DVD)
My Summer Of Love (Jan 7, DVD)
Hallelujah (Jan 8/, DVD)
Tombstone (Jan 8/, DVD)
Ryan
Say Anything (Jan 15/, DVD)
Murderball (Jan 15, DVD)
Munich (Jan 22, Theatre)
Cinderella Man (Jan 26, DVD)
Born Into Brothels (Jan 27, DVD)
Broken Flowers (Jan 27, DVD)

Eve & The Fire Horse (Feb 4, Theatre)
Transamerica (Feb 11, Theatre)
Hair (Feb 12, VHS)
High Fidelity (Feb 12, VHS)
Brokeback Mountain (Feb 19, Theatre)
Junebug (Feb 26, DVD)

Creature Comforts (Mar 9/12, DVD)
Walk The Line (Mar ?, DVD)
16 Blocks (Mar 12, Theatre)
Twelfth Night (Mar 15, VHS) A&F
Tsotsi (Mar 17, Theatre)
The Count Of Monte Cristo (Mar 18, DVD)
Open Range (Mar 19, DVD)
The Edukators (Mar 23, DVD) A&F
Moll Flanders (Mar 30, vhs)

The Luzhin Defence (Apr 1, VHS)
Sophie Scholl (Apr 2, Theatre)
Boondock Saints (April 7, DVD)
Les Miserables du vingtieme siecle (April6/8, VHS)
Safe (Apr 13, DVD) A&F
The Miracle Maker (Apr 16, DVD)
L'Enfant (Apr20, Theatre)
Bubble (Apr 28, DVD)
Magnolia (Apr 29, DVD)

In The Heat Of The Night (May 6, VHS)
Return To Me (May 12, VHS)
Black Hawk Down (May 15, DVD)
Being Julia (May 20, DVD)
Grizzly Man (May 25, DVD)
Office Space (May 28, DVD)

Nicholas Nickleby 1 (DVD)
Prairie Home Companion (Jun 18, Theatre)
Burden Of Dreams (Jun 22, DVD)
Iron Giant (Jun 24, DVD)
Wordplay (Jun 25, Theatre)

The Thomas Crown Affair (Jul 1, VHS)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (Jul 2/3, VHS)
Superman Returns (Jul 3, Theatre)
I'm Your Man (Jul 3, Theatre)
Joe Vs. The Volcano (Jul 6, VHS)
The King (Jul 7, Theatre)
The Lake House (Jul 9, Theatre)
Superman (Jul 10, DVD)
Days Of Heaven (Jul 15, Theatre)
Around The Bend (Jul 16, DVD)
A River Runs Through It (Jul 23, DVD)
I Walked With A Zombie (Jul 25, DVD)
Cat People (DVD, Jul 27)
Stars In My Crown (VHS, Jul 27)
Waking Ned Devine (DVD, Jul 29)
Cat People: Schrader (DVD, Jul 31)

Curse of the Demon (Aug 1, VHS)
The Neon Bible (Aug 1, VHS)
Police Beat (Aug 3, Theatre)
Strange Cargo (VHS)
Little Miss Sunshine (Aug 5, Theatre)
Cat People (DVD)
I Walked With A Zombie (DVD)
Metropolitan (Aug 9, DVD)
Big Country (Aug 11, VHS)
High Noon
Ugetsu (Aug 14, Theatre)
Son of the Bride (Aug 16, DVD)
Divided We Fall
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Aug 26, DVD)
Bride & Prejudice (Aug 29, DVD)
Wicker Man 1973 (Aug 30, DVD)
Wicker Man 2006 (Aug 31, Theatre)

Hawaii, Oslo (Sep 6, DVD)
Stop Making Sense (Sep 8, VHS)
Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Sep 9, DVD)
Barcelona (Sep 10, DVD)
The Last Days of Disco (Sep 12, DVD)
The Straight Story (Sep 22, VHS)
The Devil And Daniel Johnston (Sep 23, DVD)
49 Up (Sep 28, DVD)

Danielson: A Family Movie (Oct 3, DVD)
My Night At Maud's (Oct 3, DVD)
Her Majesty (Oct 4, DVD)
Hawaii, Oslo (Oct 5, DVD)
Requiem (Oct 7, Theatre)
Son Of Man (Oct 7, Theatre)
Son Of Man (Oct 10, Theatre)
The Mission (Oct 19, DVD)
The Upside Of Anger (Oct 21?, DVD)
Seeing Red (Oct 22, DVD)
Fight Club (Oct 24/25, DVD)
City Lights (Oct 28, DVD)
The Prestige (Oct 29. Theatre)
Game 6 (Oct 31, DVD)

The Departed (Nov 1, Theatre)
Ushpizin (Nov 2, DVD)
The Big Lebowski (Nov 10, VHS)
The Queen (Nov 10, Theatre)
My Voyage To Italy I (Nov 27, DVD)
Patriot Games (Nov 29, DVD)

Taxi Driver (Dec 1?, DVD)
Dad (Dec 7, VHS)
Apocalypto (Dec 9, Theatre)
Match Point (Dec 13, DVD)
Stranger Than Fiction (Dec 15, Theatre)
Lost City (Dec 19, DVD)
Rome, Open City (Dec 19/20, DVD)
Scrooged (Dec 22?, DVD)
Love Actually (Dec 26?, DVD)
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (Dec 29, DVD)
History Boys (Dec 30, Theatre)

2007

Little Children (Jan 1, Theatre)
Volver (Jan 1, Theatre)
Akeelah & The Bee (Jan 2, DVD)
United 93 (Jan 3, DVD)
End of the Spear (Jan 3, DVD)
Perfume (Jan 6, Theatre)
Children Of Men (Jan 6, Theatre)
Ushpizin (Jan 7, DVD)
C.S.A.: Confederate States of America (Jan 8, Theatre)
Old Joy (Jan 8, Theatre)
The New World (Jan 9, DVD)
The Proposition (Jan 10, DVD)
Sophie Scholl (Jan 13, DVD)
Joyeux Noel (Jan 16, DVD)
Pan's Labyrinth (Jan 17, Theatre)
The Painted Veil (Jan 19, Theatre)
The Death Of Mr Lazarescu (Jan 20, DVD)
Ushpizin (Jan 24, DVD)
The Spitfire Grill (Jan 24, VHS)
Into Great Silence (Jan 25, Theatre)
Flowers of St Francis (Jan 26, DVD)
Pursuit of Happyness (Jan 27, Theatre)
Miracle Mile (Jan 28, vhs)
Amazing Grace (ND, Theatre)
21/24

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Feb 8, DVD)
Brick (Feb 11, DVD)
Dave (Feb 14, DVD)
Spalding Gray: Pleasures Of Terror (Feb 15, DVD)
The Girl In The Cafe (Feb 16, DVD)
Ryan (Feb 17, DVD)
Thank You For Smoking (Feb 19, DVD)
Rumble Fish (Feb 22, VHS)
Sliding Doors (Feb 23, DVD)
Babel (Feb 24, Theatre)
The Last King Of Scotland (Feb 24, Theatre)
With A Friend Like Harry (Feb 28, DVD)
30/36

The Ultimate Gift (Mar 2, DVD)
Pan's Labyrinth (Mar 3, Theatre)
Black Dahlia (Mar 6, DVD)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (Mar 8, DVD?) or 2006?
The Notorious Bettie Page (Mar 8, DVD)
Homicide (Mar 13, VHS)
The Woodsman (Mar 15, DVD)
Return To Me (Mar 17, VHS)
Out Of Africa (Mar 23, DVD)
Steel Toes (Mar 25, Theatre)
The Lives Of Others (Mar 27, Theatre)
Sharkwater (Mar 29, Theatre)
Such A Long Journey (Mar 30, DVD)
Open City (ND, DVD)
Saving Grace (ND, VHS)
41/51

Fido (Apr 1, Theatre)
Adam's Apples (Apr 5, Theatre)
When The Levees Broke 1 & 2 (Apr 6, DVD)
Sherrybaby (Apr 7/8, DVD)
Mouchette (Apr 12, DVD)
After The Wedding (Apr 14, Theatre)
Stranger Than Fiction (Apr 14, DVD)
The Birds (finished Apr 15, VHS)
Twelve Angry Men (in progress, VHS)
Jeremy (NYC: Apr 26/27, DVD)
47/61

Nightmare Alley (finished May 5, DVD)
Fracture (May 6, theatre)
The Player (May 6, DVD)
L.A. Confidential (May 10, VHS)
Black Book (May 19, Theatre)
Fatal Attraction (May 25, VHS)
Best Of Youth Act 1 (May 26, DVD)
Jindabyne (May 27, Theatre)
The Aura (May 27, Theatre)
54/70

Matchstick Men (June 2, DVD)
French Kiss (June 3, DVD)
Once (June 6, Theatre)
?
Away From Her (June 13, Theatre)
Day Of Wrath (June 15, Theatre)
FUBAR (June 16, DVD)
Eagle versus Shark (June 20, Theatre)
Mostly Martha (June 24, DVD)
60/78

Open Your Eyes (Jul 1, DVD from vhs)
Vanilla Sky (Jul 2, DVD)
About Schmidt (Jul 12/13, DVD)
Black Snake Moan (Jul 16, DVD)
Ten [Kiarostami] (July 20, DVD)
Cry The Beloved Country [1995] (Jul 20, VHS)
The Shining (Jul 21, DVD)
Book Of Life (Jul 24, DVD)
Breach (Jul 27, DVD)
49th Parallel (Jul 29, VHS)
Angel-A (ND, Theatre)
68/89

Possible Films: Hal Hartley (Aug 4, DVD)
Brakhage (DVD
The Green Mile (Aug 7, DVD)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Theatre
Amadeus (Aug 10, DVD)[/]
Copying Beethoven (Aug 11, DVD)
[i]Central Station (Aug 13?, VHS)
Black Robe (Aug 13?, DVD)
Flatliners (Aug 28, VHS)
74/98

Across The Universe (Sep 10, Theatre)
This Is England (Sep 11, Theatre)
3:10 To Yuma (Sep 13, Theatre)
Twelve Angry Men 1997 (Sep 16, VHS)
We Are Marshall (Sep 18, DVD)
Across The Universe (Sep 23, Theatre)
You, The Living (Sep 27, Theatre)
The Monastery: Mr Vig & The Nun (Sep 27, Theatre)
Eastern Promises (Sep 27, Theatre)
For The Bible Tells Me So (Sep 27, Theatre)
Fantastic Voyage (Sep 29, VHS)
You Told Me, You Love Me (Sep 30, Theatre)
In The Shadow Of The Moon (Sep 30, Theatre)
Secret Sunshine (Sep 30, Theatre)
86/112

The Man From London (Oct 1, Theatre)
One Hundred Nails (Oct 8, Theatre)
Perfect Stranger (DVD)
Michael Clayton (Oct 14, Theatre)
Into The Wild (Oct 19, Theatre)
The Camden 28 (Oct 21, DVD)
Driving Miss Daisy (Oct 24, DVD)
Dan In Real Life (Oct 28, Theatre)
93/120

Cool Hand Luke (Nov 2, VHS)
American Gangster (Nov 8, Theatre)
Lars and the Real Girl (Nov 8, Theatre)
White Palms (Nov 10, DVD)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Nov 11, Theatre)
The Godfather (Nov 17/18, DVD)
Gone Baby Gone (Nov 24, Theatre)
99/127

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (Dec 2, Theatre)
No Country For Old Men (Dec 2, Theatre)
It's A Wonderful Life (Dec 4, DVD)
Waitress (Dec 5, DVD)
Silent Running (Dec 13, DVD)
Ratatouille (Dec 21, DVD)
The Savages (Dec 22, Theatre)
I'm Not There (Dec 22, Theatre)
The Host (Dec 26, DVD)
I Am Legend (Dec 26, Theatre)
Longford (Dec 28, DVD)
Atonement (Dec 29, Theatre)
Sweeney Todd (Dec 30, Theatre)
Hairspray (Dec 31, DVD)
111/141

2008

Juno (Jan 3, Theatre)
Bobby (Jan 5, DVD)
Knocked Up (Jan 9/10, DVD)
There Will Be Blood (Jan 12, Theatre)
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (Jan 17, Theatre)
Zodiac (Jan 27, DVD)
6/6

A Man For All Seasons: Scofield (Feb 19, DVD)
A Man For All Seasons: Heston (Feb 19, VHS)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Feb 28, DVD)
+1/3 = 7/9

Persepolis (Mar 7, Theatre)
The Darjeeling Limited (Mar 7, DVD)
Across The Universe (Mar 7, DVD)
In Bruges (Mar 11, Theatre)
In Bruges (Mar 18, Theatre)
Margo At The Wedding (Mar 21, DVD)
U2 3D (Mar 23, Theatre)
The Ten (Mar 26, DVD)
In The Valley Of Elah (Mar 27, DVD)
U2 3D (Mar 29, Theatre)
+7/10 = 14/19

August Rush (Apr 2, DVD)
Silk (Apr 3, DVD)
The Brave One (Apr 5, DVD)
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Apr 8, Theatre)
Serpico (Apr 9, DVD)
Bella (Apr 13, DVD)
Superbad (Apr 15, DVD)
Heima (Apr 18, Theatre)
Zodiac (Apr 17-19, DVD)
Stand By Me (Apr 20, VHS)
Casablanca (Apr 20, VHS)
The Woodsman (Apr 21, DVD)
Ben X (Apr 27, Theatre)
The Sisters (Apr 30, DVD)
+10/14 = 24/33

The Visitor (May 2, Theatre)
So I Married An Axe Murderer (May 10, VHS)
Redbelt (May 19, Theatre)
Waco: The Rules Of Engagement (May 21, VHS)
Shallow Grave (May 22, DVD)
Die Hard With A Vengeance (May 24, DVD)
Son Of Rambow (May 27, Theatre)
Heavenly Creatures (May 30, VHS)
The Band's Visit (May 31, Theatre)
+9/9 = 33/42

You Can't Take It With You (June 3, DVD)
Ordet (June 8, DVD)
Silent Light (June 8, Theatre
Stripes (June 11, DVD)
+3/4 = 36/46

Get Smart (July 9, Theatre)
Titus (July 10, DVD)
Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (July 12, Theatre)
Forrest Gump (Jul 15/16, DVD)
Dark Knight (Theatre)
Wall-E (Theatre)
Pack Of Lies
+4/6 = 40/52

21 (Aug 13, DVD)
In Bruges (Aug 17, DVD)
Manhattan (Aug 24, DVD)
The Awful Truth (Aug 27, DVD)
The Great Debaters (Aug 29, DVD)
Iron Man (Aug 31, Theatre)
+5/6 = 45/58

I Am Sam
Appaloosa
Married Life
Mama Mia (Oct 7, Theatre)
Cherry Blossoms (Oct 8, Theatre)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (Oct 28, Theatre)
American Buffalo (Oct 31, VHS)
Hitch (Oct 31, DVD)
+6/8 = 51/66

Happy-Go-Lucky (Nov 4, Theatre)
Casablanca (Nov 5-7, iPod)
Word Wars (Nov 18, DVD)
Koyaanisqatsi (DVD)
Stalked (Nov 26, DVD)
I've Loved You So Long (Nov 29, Theatre)
Love Affair (Nov 30, DVD)
+6/7 = 57/63

Romeo et Juliet (Dec 2, DVD)
I'm Not There (Dec 5, DVD)
The King Of Kong (Dec 7, DVD)
Slumdog Millionaire (Dec 9, Theatre)
Rachel Getting Married (Dec 11, Theatre)
Paranoid Park (Dec 11, DVD)
Shotgun Stories (Dec 12, DVD)
Milk (Dec 18, theatre)
A Christmas Carol - 1951 (Dec 25, VHS)
It's A Wonderful Life (Dec 26, DVD)
The Godfather (Dec 29, Theatre)
Synecdoche, New York (Dec 31, Theatre)
Doubt (Dec 31, Theatre)
+9/13 = 66/76

2009

Slumdog Millionaire (Jan 4, Theatre)
MST3K: Hercules Against The Moon Men (Jan 5, DVD)
Gran Torino (Jan 7, Theatre)
Chop Shop (Jan 8, DVD)
The Wrestler
Defiance (Jan 20, Theatre)
Ed Wood (Jan 31, DVD)

Tell No One
Be Kind Rewind
Boy A
The Gleaners and I
Man On Wire
U23D
State Of Play
Sunshine Cleaning

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Apr 3, Theatre)
The Apartment (May 3, DVD)
Some Like It Hot (May 21, DVD)
The Soloist (May 23, Theatre)

Up
Black Widow (Jun 18, DVD)
The Sweet Smell Of Success (Jun 21, DVD)
Star Trek 2009 (Jun 22, Theatre)
Up (Jun 25, Theatre)

Sunset Boulevard
Rope
The Best Years Of Our Lives
Revanche
Lake Tahoe

Appaloosa
500 Days Of Summer (Theatre)
Leatherheads (DVD)
Role Models (Aug 28, DVD)
Taking Woodstock (Aug 31, Theatre)

Woodstock (Sep 2-?, DVD)
Julie & Julia (Sep 4, Theatre)
The Moon (Sep 4, Theatre)
Lorna's Silence Sep 6, Theatre)
Inglourious Basterds (Sep 16, Theatre

Antichrist (Oct 3, Theatre)
Frozen River (Oct 4, DVD)
Kiss Me Deadly (Oct, VHS)
Sleepless In Seattle (Oct 27, DVD)
Away We Go (Oct 28, DVD)
Stir Of Echoes (Oct 31, VHS)

Where The Wild Things Are (Nov 1, Theatre)
A Serious Man (Nov 6, Theatre)
Coraline (Nov 7, DVD)
One False Move (Nov 8, VHS)
Pirate Radio (Nov 15, Theatre)
The Border (Nov 18, VHS)
Seraphine (Nov 24, DVD)
The Mirror (Nov26, Theatre)
The Magnificent Obsession (Nov 26, Theatre)
Munyurangabo (Nov 29, Theatre)

Godfather III (Dec 9, DVD)
Godspell (Dec 11, DVD)
Night At The Museum (Dec 16, DVD)
An Education (Dec 17, theatre)
The Road (Dec 17, theatre)
Sherlock Holmes (Dec 28, theatre)
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (Dec 29, Theatre)
The Fantastic Mr Fox (Dec 30, Theatre)

FAVES 2009
Where The Wild Things Are
Up
The Apartment
Me and Orson Welles
The Sweet Smell of Success
Julie & Julia
The Fantastic Mr Fox
Sunset Boulevard
A Serious Man
Invictus
An Education
Revanche
The Wrestler
The Border
500 Days Of Summer
Inglourious Basterds
Lorna's Silence
Coraline
Pirate Radio

Invictus
Me and Orson Welles (theatre)
Me and Orson Welles (theatre)
The Book of Eli (Jan 17, Theatre)
The Blind Side (Jan 17, Theatre)
The Hurt Locker (Jan 21, dvd)
Anvil! (Jan 23, dvd)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Jan 28, theatre)

Everlasting Moments (Feb 2, DVD)
The Great Buck Howard (Feb 7, DVD)
The White Ribbon (Feb 11, Theatre)
The Last Station (Feb 11, Theatre)

Waltz With Bashir (Mar 22, DVD)
Five Minutes Of Heaven (Mar 24, DVD)
The Compleat Beatles (Mar 29, VHS)

Starting Out In The Evening (DVD)
District 9 (Apr 19, DVD)
Sweet Smell of Success (Apr 25/26, DVD)

Godspell
Broadway Danny Rose (vhs)
The Secret In Their Eyes (May 9, theatre)
Shutter Island (May 16, theatre)
New York, I Love You (May 22, DVD)
Winter's Bone (Jul 6, theatre)
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Jul 8, theatre)
Ballast (Jul 11/12, DVD)
Summer Hours (Jul 15, DVD - partial)
It Might Get Loud (Jul 21, DVD)
I Am Love
Breathless (DVD)
Psycho (Aug 9, DVD)
The Reader (Aug 10, DVD)

A Prophet ()
Lady Chatterly (Sep 4/5, DVD)
Singin' In The Rain (Sep 6, DVD)
Get Low (Sep 7, Theatre)
The Ghost Writer (Sep 12, DVD)
Inception (Sep 16, Theatre)
The American (Sep 21, Theatre)
Animal Kingdom (Sep 23, Theatre)
Me and Orson Welles (Sep 25, DVD)
Me and Orson Welles (Sep 26, DVD)
Man On Fire (Sep 27, DVD)
Me and Orson Welles (Sep 28-??, DVD)

North Shore (Oct 11, DVD)
Of Gods and Men (Oct 12, Theatre)
Calle 54 (Oct 15/16, DVD)
The Social Network (Oct 17, Theatre)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Oct 18, Theatre)
Surfwise (Oct 19, DVD)
Backbeat (Oct 24, VHS)
Nowhere Boy (Oct 25, Theatre)
Two Of Us (Oct 25, VHS)
Seven Pounds (Oct 28, DVD)
Lonesome Dove (Nov 6-12, DVD)
Please Give (Nov 14, DVD)
Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow (Nov 15, DVD)
Laura (Nov 30, DVD)

The King's Speech (Dec 30, Theatre)
Johnny Got His Gun (Dec 30, DVD)

FAVES 2010
Animal Kingdom / Blue Valentine
(Me And Orson Welles) / (Psycho)
The King's Speech
Nowhere Boy / True Grit / Winter's Bone
Of Gods and Men
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo / Please Give / The Fighter / The American
Kick-Ass / The Secret In Their Eyes / The White Ribbon / (The Reader)
Another Year / Toy Story 3 / 127 Hours / Catfish
Marwencol / Black Swan / Exit Through The Gift Shop
Get Low / (Waltz With Bashir)

Friends With Money (Jan 1, DVD)
Toy Story 3 (Jan 3, DVD)
Sugar (Jan 4, DVD)
The Fighter (Jan 8, Theatre)
Black Swan (Jan 8, Theatre)
True Grit (Jan 8, Theatre)
How To Train Your Dragon (Jan 13, DVD)
Blue Valentine (Jan , Theatre)
Marwencol (Jan 19, Theatre)
Kick-Ass (Jan 20, DVD)
Red Riding: 1974 (Jan ??, DVD)
Another Year (Jan 30, Theatre)

127 Hours (Feb 4, Theatre)
The Town (Feb 6, DVD)
The Way Back (Feb 7, Theatre)
The Damned United (Feb 12, DVD)
Catfish (Feb 20, DVD)
Dogtooth (Feb 23, DVD - unfinished)
Exit Through The Gift Shop (Feb 24, DVD)

Incendies (Mar 3, Theatre)
A Single Man (Mar 9, DVD)
The Adjustment Bureau (Mar 12, Theatre)
Lincoln Lawyer (Mar 21, Theatre)

Babies
$9.99
Heaven's Gate

Farewell, My Lovely (Apr 8/10, VHS)
Deliverance (Apr 9/10, DVD)
Water For Elephants (Apr 30, Theatre)

Undertow (May 8, DVD)
Thank You For Smoking (May 10, DVD)

The Conformist (Theatre)

George Washington (DVD)
In A Better World (Jun 24, Theatre)
Bill Cunningham New York (Jun 27, Theatre)

Small Town Murder Songs (Jul 11, Theatre)
Centaur (Jul 16, Pacific Theatre)
Cadillac Records (Jul 17, DVD)
Seraphim Falls (Jul 18, DVD)
Tree Of Life (Jul 20, Theatre)
All The Real Girls (Jul 23, DVD)
Midnight In Paris (Jul 26, DVD)
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (July 27, Theatre)

The Left Hand of God (Aug 1, VHS>DVD)
Changeling
Another Earth (Aug 18, Theatre)
The Trip (Aug 18, Theatre)
Solitary Man (Jul 20 / Aug 19, DVD)

Zoolander (Sep 18, PVR)
Never Let Me Go (Sep 19, DVD)
The Help (Sep 21, Theatre)
Howl (Sep 22, DVD)
Kick-Ass (Sep 24, DVD partial)
Moneyball (Sep 25, Theatre)

The Mill and The Cross (Oct 1, Theatre)
The Bang Bang Club (Oct 1, DVD)
The Thomas Crown Affair (Oct 15, VHS)
Jerichow (Oct 16, DVD)
Ostrov / The Island (Oct 31, DVD)

Ides Of March (Nov 27, Theatre)

The Third Man (Dec 3, DVD)
The Descendants (Dec 6, Theatre)
A Christmas Carol: 1951 (VHS)
While You Were Sleeping

FAVES 2011
George Washington
Bill Cunningham, New York
Tree of Life
Midnight In Paris
Centaur
Another Earth
The Mill and the Cross
The Ides of March
The Descendants
In A Better World

2012

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: US (Jan 4, theatre)
The Way (Jan 4, theatre)
Margaret (Jan 4, theatre)

Blow Out (Jan 5, DVD)
Hugo (Jan 7, theatre)
My Week With Marilyn (Jan 7, theatre)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Jan 14, online)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Jan 23, theatre)
Pina (Jan 29, theatre)

Five Corners (mar, vhs)
Moonstruck (mar, dvd)

Clueless (Apr 7, vhs)
Mystic Pizza (dvd)

Missing (May 6, dvd)

Midnight In Paris (May 16, dvd)
Winter's Bone (June 5/6, DVD)
Moonrise Kingdom (June 8, Theatre)
Hunger Games (June 9, Theatre)
Ides of March (June 24, DVD)

Rango (Jul 14, Netflix)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (July 19, Theatre)
Higher Ground (Jul 27, Netflix)

Best Exotic Marigold (Aug 6, Theatre)
Killer Joe (Aug 13, Theatre)
Win Win (Aug 13, Netflix)
Incident At Loch Ness (Aug 14, DVD - backyard)
[Sleuth (Aug 30, VHS)]
Rabbit Hole (Aug 31, DVD)

Rabbit Hole
The Other Woman (Sep 11, Netflix)
The Words (Sep 19, Theatre)
The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Sep 22/23, Theatre)
Taxi Driver (Sep 29, DVD)

Abu, Son Of Adam (Oct 3, Theatre)
Pather Panchali (Oct 6, DVD)
Aparajito (Oct 14/16, DVD)
The Master (Oct 15, Theatre)
Man Push Cart (Oct 22, DVD)
Midnight Cowboy (Oct 23/24, DVD)
Margaret (Oct 25, DVD)
Chasing Mavericks (Oct 28, Theatre)
Perks of Being A Wallflower (Oct 30, Theatre)
Argo (Nov 11, Theatre)
Life of Pi (Nov 25, Theatre)

One Day
The Big Year
Take Shelter

Psycho (DVD)
Anna Karenina (Theatre)
Perfect Sense (Dec 10, Netflix)
Hitchcock (Dec 12, Theatre)
It's A Wonderful Life (DVD, Dec 23)
LOTR 1: The Fellowship of the Ring (DVD, Dec 25)
LOTR 2: The Two Towers (DVD, Dec 26)
In The Mood For Love (Dec 29, DVD)
The Hobbit (Dec 30, Theatre)

2013

Motorcycle Diaries (Jan 3, DVD)
The Chorus (Jan 4, DVD)
Lincoln (Jan 5, Theatre)
Django Unchained (Jan 6, Theatre)
Promised Land (Jan 6, Theatre)
All The President's Men (Jan 7-13, DVD)
A Mighty Heart (Jan 7-13, DVD)
Rocky (Jan 7-13, DVD)
Sophie Scholl (Jan 7-13, DVD)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Jan 7-13, DVD)
The Bourne Identity (Jan 12, DVD)
The Black Dahlia (Jan 12-13, DVD)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (Jan 14-16, DVD)
Milk (Jan 19, DVD)
Capote (Jan 20, DVD)
The Wrong Man (Jan 25, DVD)
A Separation (Jan 31, Ridge Theatre)
Rust and Bone (Jan 31, Ridge Theatre)

Dragnet 1966 (Feb 4, DVD)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (Feb 7, DVD)
Sleepwalk With Me (Feb 9, Netflix)
The Wannsee Conference (Feb 10, VHS)
Munich (Feb 15-17, DVD)
The Informant! (Feb 17, DVD)
Goodfellas (Feb 18/19, DVD)
Conspiracy (Feb 22, DVD)
Munich (Feb 23, DVD)
Rosewood (Feb 24, VHS)
The Hudsucker Proxy (Feb 24, DVD)
Source Code (Feb 25, DVD)
Goodfellas (Feb 27, DVD)
American Gangster (Feb 28, DVD)

The Bourne Supremacy (Mar 2, DVD)
Back To The Future (Mar 6, DVD)
Gods and Generals (Mar 6/7, DVD)
Song of Bernadette (Mar 8, DVD)
Fried Green Tomatoes (Mar 9, DVD)
Eight Men Out (Mar 12, DVD)
No (Mar 13, Theatre)
Patton (Mar 16, DVD)
L.A. Confidential (Mar 16, DVD)
The Shootist (Mar 16, DVD)
Infamous (Mar 22, DVD)
Nixon (Mar 24, DVD)
Wreck-It Ralph (Mar 28, DVD)

Che: Part One (Apr 1, DVD)
True Grit (Apr 4, DVD)
Zodiac (Apr 4, DVD)
Surf's Up (Apr 4, DVD)
The Number 23 (Apr 5, DVD)
In Cold Blood (Apr 7, DVD)
The Alamo (Apr 27, DVD)

Thirteen Days (Apr 3, DVD)
Valkyrie (Apri 3, DVD)
Jurassic Park (May 5, Theatre)
The Karate Kid (May 11, DVD)
Saint Ralph (May 13, DVD)
Despicable Me (May 13, DVD)
Argo (May 16, DVD)
Silver Linings Playbook (May 19, DVD)
Back To The Future (May 20, DVD)
Zero Dark Thirty (May 22, DVD)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (May 29, DVD)
Dragnet '54 (May 31, DVD)

Farewell, My Lovely (Jun 1, VHS)
Downfall (Jun 2, DVD)
Moneyball (Jun 10, DVD)
12:08 East of Bucharest (Jun 10, DVD)
Apollo 13 (Jun 13, DVD)
Ben Hur (Jun 16, Theatre)
Missing (Jun 18, DVD)
Howl (Jun 20 DVD)
Aguirre: The Wrath Of God (Jun 20, DVD)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (Jun 22, DVD)
Invictus (Jun 22, DVD)
The Hiding Place (Jun 26, DVD)
Mud (Jun 26, Theatre)
Take The Money and Run (Jun 28, DVD)
Bobby (Jun 30, DVD)

Katyn (Jul 3, DVD)
Zelig (Jul 6, DVD)
Breaker Morant (Jul 7, DVD)
Julie & Julia (Jul 12, DVD)
Che: Part Two (Jul 14, DVD)
Soul Surfer (Jul 20, DVD)
CSA: The Confederate States of America (Jul 23, DVD)
Public Enemies (Jul 24, DVD)
20 Feet From Stardom (Jul 27, Theatre)
The Way Way Back (Jul 27, Theatre)
To Live and Die in L.A. (Jul 28, DVD)
Agatha (Jul 30, VHS)
The Bourne Legacy (Jul 31, DVD)

JFK (Aug 5, DVD)
Lincoln (Aug 7, DVD)
Kings Of Summer (Aug 15, Theatre)
Blue Jasmine (Aug 16, Theatre)
Summer Of Sam (Aug 18, DVD)
Goodbye First Love (Aug 19, DVD)
The Boat / Das Boot (Aug 21, DVD)
42 (Aug 23, DVD)
The World's End (Aug 28, Theatre)
V For Vendetta (Aug 31, DVD)

Fresh Bait (Sep 1, DVD)
A Tale Of Winter (Sep 1, VHS)
North Face / Nordwand (Sep 12, DVD)
Museum Hours (Sep 16, Theatre)
The Act Of Killing (Sep 16, Theatre)
The Battle Of Algiers (Sep 17, DVD)
The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain (Sep 22, DVD)
Romero (Sep 24, DVD)
Martian Child (Sep 25, DVD)
A Story Of Children and Film (Sep 26, Theatre)
There Will Come A Day (Sep 27, Theatre)

Salvador (Oct 1, DVD)
Now You See Me (Oct 2, DVD)
Prisoners (Oct 3, Theatre)
On The Road (Oct 12, DVD)
Bright Star (Oct 16, DVD)
Quiz Show (Oct 20, DVD)
The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life (Nov 7, DVD)
About Time (Nov 10, Theatre)
Flight (Nov 11, DVD)
Helter Skelter (Nov 14, DVD)
Monty Python & The Holy Grail (Nov 16, Regent College)
Gravity (Nov 29, Theatre)

Kon-Tiki (Dec 2, DVD)
Taking Lives (Dec 5, DVD)
The Pride of the Yankees (Dec 5, DVD)
Safety Not Guaranteed (Dec 5, DVD)
Captain Phillips (Dec 6, Theatre)
The Place Beyond The Pines (Dec 7, download)
The Falcon and the Snowman (Dec 16, DVD)
It's A Wonderful Life (Dec 25, DVD)
American Hustle (Dec 29, Theatre)
Dallas Buyers Club (Dec 29, Theatre)

2014

Saving Mr Banks (Jan 1, Theatre)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Jan 2, Theatre)
Charlie Wilson's War (Jan 4, DVD)