Friday, February 20, 2004

A+ Pantheon

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry)

A Masterpieces

I Huckabees (Russell)

A- Great

Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul)

Million Dollar Baby

Dogville (von Trier) [See also below]

A-/B+ Near Great

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino)

2046 (Wong)

Spider-Man 2 (Raimi)

Crimson Gold (Panahi)

The Five Obstructions (von Trier & Leth)

The Saddest Music in the World (Maddin)

B+ Must See

Vera Drake

A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim)

Before Sunset (Linklater)

Bad Education

Collateral (Mann)

Dallas 362 (Caan)

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (Kim)

Control Room (Noujaim)

The Aviator (Scorsese)

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Berlinger & Sinofsky)

The Brown Bunny (Gallo)

Raja (Doillon)

B+/B Strongly Recommended

The Incredibles (Bird)

Sideways (Payne)

Coffee and Cigarettes (Jarmusch)

Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul)

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (Leiner) [Added]

Bright Leaves (McElwee)

Primer (Carruth)

Cowards Bend the Knee (Maddin)

Zatoichi (Kitano)

Not on the Lips (Resnais)

Last Life in the Universe (Pen-ek)

La Trilogie: An Amazing Couple (Belvaux)

Infernal Affairs (Lau)

Secret Things (Brisseau)

The Story of Marie and Julien (Rivette)

Distant (Ceylan)

B Recommended

Birth (Glazer)

Clean (Assayas)

The Corporation (Achbar & Abbott)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Cuaron)

House of Flying Daggers

Intimate Strangers (Leconte)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Anderson) [will be moved up or down pending 2nd viewing]

Los Angeles Plays Itself (Anderson)

Maria Full of Grace (Marston)

Oasis (Lee)

La Trilogie: On the Run (Belvaux)


Red Lights (Kahn)

The Return (Zvyagintsev)

Samaritan Girl

Time of the Wolf (Haneke) [second viewing required]

Troy (Petersen)

We Don't Live Here Anymore (Curran)

Woman is the Future of Man

B/B- Recommended with minor reservations

DiG! (Timoner)

Notre Musique (Godard)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park)

Team America: World Police (Parker)

A Thousand Months (Bensaidi)

Untold Scandal (E)

B- Recommended with major reservations

Closer (Nichols)

Goodbye, Dragon Gate Inn (Tsai)

Gozu (Miike)


Ocean's Twelve (Soderbergh)

Sex is Comedy (Breillat)

Spartan (Mamet)

Springtime in a Small Town (Tian)

Strayed (Techine)

C+ Not Recommended but with redeeming values

Cafe Lumiere (Hou)

Fahrenheit 9/11 (Moore)

A Taste for Murder (Ruiz)

Twentynine Palms (Dumont)

A Very Long Engagement (Jeunet)

C Poor

50 First Dates (Segal)

Finding Neverland (Forster)

Purple Butterfly (Lou)

C- Crap

Tarnation (Caouette)

D+ Utter crap

Dogville (von Trier) [See also above]

D Foul, disgusting crap

F Burn the negative

*Movies with Grades B+/B or above ranked. All others alphabetical within the grade.

Movies to see (gone):

The Dreamers
Code 46

Door in the Floor

Bourne Supremacy
Shaun of the Dead
Super-Size Me
Twilight Samurai
After the Life
Mean Creek
Blind Shaft
Father and Son

Movies to see (still playing):

The Manchurian Candidate
Hotel Rwanda
The Polar Express
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Sea Inside
Napolean Dynamite