Sunday, July 02, 2006

2006 Screening Log: Part I

Here's all the films I've seen in the first half of 2006. The films with an asterisk next to it are the ones I'd seen before, but rewatched.

Five Star
Gozu (Miike)
All That Jazz (Fosse)
Clean (Assayas)*
Aliens (Cameron)*
Lost in Translation (Coppola)*
Star 80 (Fosse)
Casablanca (Curtiz)*
Brazil (Gilliam)*
In the Mood For Love (Wong)*
2046 (Wong)*
Apocalypse Now: Redux (Coppola)
Domino (Scott)*
Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky)*
Visitor Q (Miike)
The Doom Generation (Araki)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park)*
The Shining (Kubrick)*
Lost Highway (Lynch)*
The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)*
Boogie Nights (Anderson)*
Far From Heaven (Haynes)*
Days of Heaven (Malick)*
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman)
Irreversible (Noe)*
Shampoo (Ashby)
Head-On (Akin)
The Professional (Besson)*
The New World (Malick)*

Four Star
Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci)
Badlands (Malick)
On the Waterfront (Kazan)
Brokeback Mountain (Lee)
Broken Flowers (Jarmusch)
The Bow (Kim)
Lilja 4Ever (Moodyson)
Thumbsucker (Mills)
Dodge City (Curtiz)
Schindler's List (Spielberg)
Bride of Frankenstein (Whale)
6ixtynin9 (Ratanaruang)
Leave Her to Heaven (Borzage)
Secret Things (Brisseau)
High Noon (Zinneman)
Pretty Persuasion (Siega)
Two For the Road (Donen)
My Summer of Love (Pawlikowski)
Thelma and Louise (Scott)
Carrie (DePalma)
Tetsuo: Iron Man (Tsukamoto)
Head (Rafelson)
Three...Extremes (Chan/Park/Miike)
The Heroic Trio (To)*
The Searchers (Ford)*
The Seven Samurai (Kurasowa)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy)
Imitation of Life (Sirk)
The Thin Red Line (Malick)*
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Hill)*
Dancer in the Dark (Von Trier)*
Little Big Man (Penn)
24 Hour Party People (Winterbottom)
Fat Girl (Breillat)
The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach)
Funky Forest (Ishii)
A Prairie Home Companion (Altman)

Three Star
Me and You and Everyone We Know (July)
The Piano (Campion)
High Art (Cholodenko)
Match Point (Allen)
Hell's Hinges (Swickard)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Apatow)
Bubble (Soderbergh)
Back Street (Stahl)
Bound (Wachowskis)
Stagecoach (Ford)*
The Last Picture Show (Bogdonavich)
9 Songs (Winterbottom)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Kaufman)
Lenny (Fosse)
Eros (Wong/Soderbergh/Antonioni)
The Ox-Bow Incident (Wellman)
Marathon Man (Schlesinger)
The Pillow Book (Greenaway)
Red River (Hawks)
Hearts of Darkness
Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock)
Sex, Lies and Videotape (Soderbergh)
Red Headed Woman (Conway)
The Gunfighter (King)
Morven Callar (Ramsay)
Stella Dallas (Vidor)
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (King)
Funny Ha Ha (Bujalski)
V For Vendetta (McTeigue)
Thank You For Smoking (Reitman)
Harold and Maude (Ashby)
Buffalo '66 (Gallo)
Written on the Wind (Sirk)
All That Heaven Allows (Sirk)
Rio Bravo (Hawks)
The Magnificent Seven (Sturges)
Sullivan's Travels (Sturges)
Election (Payne)
Capote (Miller)
The Hustler (Rossen)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (Eastwood)
Main Hoon Na (Khan)
A Hard Day's Night (Lester)
Schizopolis (Soderbergh)
Vital (Tsukamoto)
Klute (Pakula)
Party Girl (Von Scherler Mayer)
Belle du Jour (Bunuel)
Darling (Schlesinger)
Blow-Up (Antonioni)

Two Star
Storytelling (Solondz)*
Downfall (Hirschbiegel)
The Man Without a Past (Kaurismaki)
Heathers (Lehmann)
Red (Kieslowski)
Spun (Ackerlund)
Way Down East (Griffith)
The Constant Gardener (Miereles)
Broken Blossoms (Griffith)
Alien 3 (Fincher)
Killer's Kiss (Kubrick)
Jesse James (King)
My Darling Clementine (Ford)
Fort Apache (Ford)
Mannequin (Borzage)
La Haine (Kassovitz)
The Girl From Missouri (Conway)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (Allen)
Jane Eyre (Stevenson)
Shane (Stevens)
Gerry (Van Sant)
Lila Says (Doueiri)
Bull Durham (Shelton)
Don't Come Knocking (Wenders)
No Such Thing (Hartley)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
Madame De... (Ophuls)
Totally F***ed Up (Araki)
Lola Montes (Ophuls)
Johnny Guitar (Ray)
Major Dundee (Peckinpah)
Some Came Running (Minelli)
Home From the Hill (Minelli)
Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
High Plains Drifter (Eastwood)
A Killing (Klympko)
Nine Lives (Garcia)
The Hired Hand (Fonda)
X-Men: The Last Stand (Ratner)
Art School Confidential (Zwigoff)
Scarface (DePalma)
L'Age D'Or (Bunuel)
Deliverance (Boorman)
Man Bites Dog (Belvaux)
A Tale of Two Sisters (Kim)
Superman Returns (Singer)

One Star
Malena (Tornatore)
Underworld: Evolution (Wiseman)
Wyoming Outlaw (Sherman)
Silent Witnesses (Bauer)
Ran (Kurasowa)
Balzac and the Chinese Seamstress (Dai)
Broken Arrow (Daves)
P.C.U (Bochner)
Winchester '73 (Mann)
Viva Zapata (Kazan)
Taegukgi (Kang)
Cobweb (Minelli)
The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (Chopra)
Failan (Song)

Subtracting stuff I'd watched before, here's the overall ratings breakdown.

Five Stars: 8
Four Stars: 32
Three Stars: 50
Two Stars: 45
One Star: 14

So, this wasn't the best time for new films. Though, my ratings are a bit different than your average critic. A five is a perfect or near perfect film, a four is a really good to great film, a three is a film that had solid entertainment or intellectual value, a two I probably liked, only the ones were films I really couldn't stand. But still, I didn't see that many great movies, and only one, All That Jazz made it into my all time top 100. And just for comparison's sake, here's how the two halves of 2005 break down.

First Half of 2005:
Five Stars: 16
Four Stars: 27
Three Stars: 34
Two Stars: 23
One Star: 32

Second Half of 2005:
Five Stars: 9
Four Stars: 30
Three Stars: 29
Two Stars: 18
One Star: 11

Related Posts
2005 Screening Log: Part I (7/7/2005)
2005 Screening Log: Part II (1/1/2005)

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