Film Journal – 2012

Unless specifically noted, all listings are completed first-time viewings.  Television shows are only noted in the month in which I finished a single, regularly viewed season.

* Indicates repeat viewing. “W/O” indicates a walk-out/turn-off.

Some entries are listed with a numbered rating on a scale from 0-10.

Entries listed in order seen:

January

  • 1/6 Andrei Rublev (Russia, 1966) Andrei Tarkovsky [10]
  • 1/26 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (UK, 2011) Tomas Alfredson [7]
  • 1/30 American Psycho (USA, 2000) Mary Harron
  • 1/31 Set Me Free (Canada, 1999) Lea Pool
  • 1/31 Dance, Girl, Dance (USA, 1940) Dorothy Arzner

February

  • 2/6 The Stone Angel (Canada, 2007) Kari Skogland [4]
  • 2/9 War Horse (USA, 2011) Steven Spielberg [7]
  • 2/10 The Driver (USA, 1978) Walter Hill [7]
  • 2/10 Cassandra’s Dream (UK, 2008) Woody Allen [6]
  • 2/20 Riddance (Hungary, 1973) Marta Meszaros [6]
  • 2/20 Daisies (Czech Rep. 1966) Vera Chytilova [6]
  • 2/22 Gandhi (UK, 1982) Richard Attenborough [5]
  • 2/24 Me and Orson Welles (USA, 2009) Richard Linklater [5]
  • 2/27 Germany, Pale Mother (Germany, 1980) Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • 2/27 Animal Kingdom (Australia, 2010) David Michod [5]

March

  • 3/2 Cleo From 5 To 7 (France, 1962) Agnes Varda
  • 3/5 Chocolat (France, 1988) Claire Denis
  • 3/12 Fat Girl (France, 2001) Catherine Breillat
  • 3/19 Orlando (UK, 1992) Sally Potter [8]
  • 3/28 *Hero (China, 2002) Zhang Yimou

April

  • 4/2 Perpetual Motion (China, 2005) Ning Ying
  • 4/5 John Carter (USA, 2012) Andrew Stanton [5]
  • 4/15 *Alien (USA, 1979) Ridley Scott [9]
  • 4/15 *Night of the Hunter (USA, 1955) Charles Laughton [9]
  • 4/28 Assault on Precinct 13 (USA, 1976) John Carpenter [7]

May

  • 5/7 Rio Bravo (USA, 1959) Howard Hawks [9]
  • 5/13 *Total Recall (USA, 1990) Paul Verhoeven [5]
  • 5/23 The Italian Job (USA, 2003) F. Gary Gray
  • 5/27 *Alien (USA, 1979) Ridley Scott

June

  • 6/1 *Chariots of Fire (UK, 1981) Hugh Hudson [7]
  • 6/3 The Last Temptation of Christ (USA, 1988) Martin Scorsese [4]
  • 6/8 Prometheus (USA, 2012) Ridley Scott [7]
  • 6/16 *2001: A Space Odyssey (UK, 1968) Stanley Kubrick [9]
  • 6/20 The Wrong Box (UK, 1966) Bryan Forbes [6]
  • 6/21 *Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith (USA, 2005) George Lucas [5]
  • 6/22 The Thing (USA, 1982) John Carpenter [8]
  • 6/23 *Notorious (USA, 1946) Alfred Hitchcock [8]
  • 6/25 *Prometheus [re-graded to 6]
  • 6/27 One, Two, Three (USA, 1961) Billy Wilder [8]
  • 6/30 Ordinary People (USA, 1980) Robert Redford [6]

July

  • 7/2 I Am (USA, 2010) Tom Shadyac [3]
  • 7/7 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (USA, 2005) Scott Derrickson [6]
  • 7/8 What Dreams May Come (USA, 1998) Vincent Ward [3]
  • 7/11 The Bank Job (UK, 2008) Roger Donaldson [7]
  • 7/13 The Ninth Gate (France, 1999) Roman Polanski [4]
  • 7/18 *Batman Begins (USA, 2005) Christopher Nolan [6]
  • 7/19 *The Dark Knight (USA, 2008) Christopher Nolan [7]
  • 7/21 The Dark Knight Rises (USA, 2012) Christopher Nolan [5]
  • 7/21 *Insomnia (USA, 2002) Christopher Nolan [7]
  • 7/22 High Noon (USA, 1952) Fred Zinneman [8]
  • 7/26 Tarnation (USA, 2004) Jonathan Caouette [W/O 32:00]
  • 7/30 Army of Shadows (France, 1969) Jean-Pierre Melville [9]

August

  • 8/2 The Agony and the Ecstacy (USA, 1965) Carol Reed [6]
  • 8/2 Harakiri (Japan, 1962) Masaki Kobayashi [8]
  • 8/3 Oldboy (S. Korea, 2003) Park Chan-wook [5]
  • 8/3 Once Upon A Time In America (USA, 1984) Sergio Leone [8]
  • 8/4 Ivans XTC (USA, 2000) Bernard Rose [6]
  • 8/5 *Where The Wild Things Are (USA, 2009) Spike Jonze [7]
  • 8/7 One Day In The Life of Andrei Arsenevich (France, 2001) Chris Marker [8]
  • 8/7 His Girl Friday (USA, 1940) Howard Hawks [9]
  • 8/10 Boarding Gate (France, 2007) Olivier Assayas [7]
  • 8/11 Killer Joe (USA, 2012) William Friedkin [7]
  • 8/12 Hiroshima Mon Amour (France, 1959) Alain Resnais
  • 8/14 The Man Without A Face (USA, 1993) Mel Gibson [6]
  • 8/15 *Braveheart (USA, 1995) Mel Gibson [5]
  • 8/17 Mirror (Russia, 1975) Andrei Tarkovsky [9]
  • 8/20 *The Passion of the Christ (USA, 2004) Mel Gibson
  • 8/21 *Apocalypto (USA, 2006) Mel Gibson [7]
  • 8/26 Vanishing Waves (MWFF, Lith-Fra, 2012) Kristina Buoyzte [W/O 1:00]
  • 8/27 Night Across The Street (MWFF, Chile, 2012) Raul Ruiz [7]
  • 8/27 Sharqiya (MWFF, Israel, 2012) Ami Livne [5]

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