2022 Viewing Log by Grade

Films Seen Alphabetically | Films Seen Chronologically Films Seen: 47 Benediction: A-Great Freedom: A-Katrina Babies: A-Pleasure: A- Hit the Road: B+Mad God: B+Neptune Frost: B+Rothaniel: B+The Territory: B+ After Yang: BBodies Bodies Bodies: BHappening: BHold Your Fire: BThe Innocents: BThe Janes: BMrs. Harris Goes to Paris: BNitram: BParis, 13th District: BPearl: BPrey: BWe’re All Going…

2022 Viewing Log Chronologically

Films Seen Alphabetically | Films Seen By Grade Films Seen: 71 Last Updated: 11/6/2022 January 2022 1/26/2022 Great Freedom: A- March 2022 3/22/2022 The Batman: C+ April 2022 4/1/2022 X: C+4/5/2022 Death on the Nile: D+4/5/2022 Nitram: B4/17/2022 Jackass Forever: C+4/19/2022 Ambulance: C4/24/2022 Everything Everywhere All At Once: B- May 2022 5/8/2022 How to Survive…

2021 Films Seen by Grade

2021 Films Alphabetically | 2021 Films Chronologically | Personal Ballot for 2021 Atlantis: A-Days: A-*The Disciple: A-Great Freedom: A-The Lost Daughter: A-*Notturno: A-The Orphanage: A-*Prayers for the Stolen: A-Quo Vadis, Aida?: A-* Sweat: A-This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection: A-*What We Left Unfinished: A-Zola: A-* Ascension: B+Attica: B+Azor: B+C’mon C’mon: B+*Censor: B+Drive My…

2021 Films Seen Alphabetically

2021 Films Chronologically | 2021 Films by Grade | Personal Ballot for 2021 17 Blocks: B- About Endlessness: BAdam: BAnd Tomorrow the Entire World: D+Antlers: C-Ascension: B+Atlantis: A-Attica: BAzor: B+ Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn: B-Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar: B*Being the Ricardos: B-Belfast: C-Benedetta: BBergman Island: C-Bo Burnham: Inside: BBoiling…

2021 Films Seen Chronologically

2021 Films Alphabetically | 2021 Films By Grade | Personal Ballot for 2021 ??/??/2019 17 Blocks: B 10/??/2019 Adam: B10/??/2019 The Orphanage: A-*10/14/2020 Undine: B-10/17/2020 Charlatan: C+10/17/2020 Summer of 85: C10/21/2020 Gaza Mon Amour: C+10/26/2020 Little Girl: B10/27/2020 MLK/FBI: B+10/27/2020 Notturno: A-* 11/23/2020 Ema: B1/28/2021 My Little Sister: B1/29/2021 This is Not a Burial, It’s…

2020 Films Watched by Grade

Includes World and US releases. World releases will be denoted with ^ over the title. Films watched more than once will be denoted with * over the letter grade. My personal ballot for 2020 can be found here. Babyteeth: A-*Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets: A-David Byrne’s American Utopia: A-Days^: A-Dear Comrades!: A-Dick Johnson is Dead: A-First…

February 2020 Viewing Log

Bombshell (19, C): Impactful on its own terms, but omits too much context to actually say anything meaningful. Sloppily made to boot. 2/2/2020 I think Robbie’s actually pretty good with some of the film’s darkest scenes. Charlize is fine, if somewhat inhibited by the vocal imitation and the prosthetics. In that Monster way, she kinda…

January 2020 Viewing Log

My 100th post! Got sonething fun coming down the pipe, but that’s no excuse for not keeping up regular maintenance. Anyways, here you go. Rojo (19, B+): Communicates so much through spooky precision of form and mood, even as how much “happens” is elliptically unclear. 1/3/2020 Greener Grass (19, B): Satire of suburban identity crisis…

December 2019 Viewing Log

The Wise Kids (12, B): So generous towards its characters and their complexities you forgive some lag in the filmmaking. 12/2/19 Henry Gamble’s Birthday (15, B+): Expands its canvas of characters and questions, a little thornier but just as empathetic. 12/2/19 I’d call Princess Cyd my favorite of Cone’s films, which has two genius performance…

November 2019 Viewing Log

Lights Out (16, D): Has its scares, engaging (so blunt!) depression allegory, but keeps souring its rules and its messaging is hideous. 11/2/19 It doesn’t help that so many films of late have tread this ground with more nuance and filmmaking bonafides, but even on its own terms it’s sensationalist and crude. Nostalghia (83, A):…