Tuesday, January 02, 2007

2006 Screening Log: Part II

Here's all the films I saw in the second half of 2006. The ones with an asterisk are films I'd seen already, but rewatched.

Five Star
A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)
Nashville (Altman)*
Mysterious Skin (Araki)*
3 Women (Altman)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (Altman)*
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coens)*
All That Jazz (Fosse)*
Miami Vice (Mann)
Goodfellas (Scorsese)*
Idlewild (Barber)
Ellie Parker (Coffey)
The Godfather: Part II (Coppola)*
Manderlay (Von Trier)
Samaritan Girl (Kim)*
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Meyer)
The Science of Sleep (Gondry)
The Doom Generation (Araki)*
The Departed (Scorsese)
Inland Empire (Lynch)
Last Days (Van Sant)*
Marie Antoinette (Coppola)
Blue Velvet (Lynch)*
Crash (Cronenberg)
Wild at Heart (Lynch)*
Blade Runner (Scott)*
Casino Royale (Campbell)
The New World (Malick)*
The Fountain (Aronofsky)
Mulholland Dr. (Lynch)*
Kamikaze Girls
Babel (Inarritu)

Four Star
About Schmidt (Payne)
Images (Altman)
Clerks (Smith)*
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Winterbottom)
Clerks II (Smith)
Hotel (Figgis)
Snatch (Ritchie)*
Collateral (Mann)*
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell)
Bucket of Blood (Corman)
Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill! (Meyer)*
Daft Punk: Interstella 555*
Captain Blood (Curtiz)*
Vixen (Meyer)
Stranger than Paradise (Jarmusch)*
Scarlet Diva (Argento)
Borat (Charles)
Poison (Haynes)*
Layer Cake (Vaughan)
George Washington (Green)
Time (Kim)
Rocky Balboa (Stallone)
Little Children (Field)
Children of Men (Cuaron)

Three Star
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Verbinski)
Jesus Christ Superstar (Jewison)
Stealing Beauty (Bertolucci)
Manhunter (Mann)
Splendor (Araki)
Little Miss Sunshine (Dayton)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Little Shop of Horrors (Corman)
Hard Candy
Shadows (Cassavetes)
Down in the Valley
Three Times (Hsien)
The Prestige (Nolan)
Matewan (Sayles)
Tongues Untied (Riggs)
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (Argento)
Trust (Hartley)
The Great Yokai War (Miike)
Center Stage (Kwan)
L'Enfant (Dardennes)
The Queen (Frears)
The Black Dahlia (De Palma)

Two Star
Popeye (Altman)
The Passenger (Antonioni)
Memoirs of a Geisha (Marshall)
California Split (Altman)
Cache (Haneke)
The Illusionist
The Hitch Hiker
Battle Royale
Sweeet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (Van Peebles)
Little Fugitive
Suicide Club
A Portrait of Jason (Clarke)
Harlan County, USA
Killer of Sheep (Burnett)
The Moderns (Rudolph)
Drugstore Cowboy (Van Sant)
Daughters of the Dust (Dash)
Kicking and Screaming (Baumbach)
Quintet (Altman)
Hostel (Roth)
Battle in Heaven
The Proposition

One Star
Aeon Flux
Whale Rider (Caro)
Altered States (Russell)
Park Row (Fuller)
Salt of the Earth
Pink Flamingos
Harlot (Warhol)
Vinyl (Warhol)
A World Without Thieves
American Dreamz (Weisz)

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

Five Stars: 16
Four Stars: 17
Three Stars: 22
Two Stars: 25
One Star: 10

So, there were a lot of really good movies, but I also watched a bunch of clunkers. I've covered most of the canon at this point, so the new stuff I watch is likely to be more experimental. That means that sometimes it's great, but a lot of the time, it doesn't quite make it. For comparison's sake, here's the figures for previous years.

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

First Half of 2006:
Five Stars: 8
Four Stars: 32
Three Stars: 50
Two Stars: 45
One Star: 14

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