Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A+ Pantheon

A Masterpieces

The Dark Knight (Nolan)

A- Great

Rachel Getting Married (Demme)

Wall*E (Stanton)

A-/B+ Near Great

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Mungiu) [TIFF]

Burn After Reading (Coen)

The Class (Cantet)

In the City of Sylvia
(Guerin)

A Christmas Tale (Desplechin) [AFI Fest]

B+ Must See

The Duchess of Langeais (Rivette) [TIFF]

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Allen)

Waltz With Bashir (Folman)

Afterschool (Campos) [AFI Fest]

Changeling (Eastwood)

Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt)

Silent Light (Reygeydas) [TIFF]

Iron Man (Favreau)

B+/B Strongly Recommended

My Winnipeg (Maddin) [TIFF]

Paranoid Park (Van Sant)

Hunger (McQueen)

Secret Sunshine
(Lee) [TIFF]

Woman on the Beach (Hong)

Still Life (Jia)

Let the Right One In (Alfredson)

The Romance of Astree and Celadon (Rohmer) [TIFF]

B Recommended

The Edge of Heaven
(Akin) [TIFF]

Encounters at the End of the World (Herzog)

Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou)[TIFF]

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Stoller)

A Girl Cut in Two (Chabrol)

The Headless Woman
(Merkel) [AFI Fest]

Kung Fu Panda (Stevenson & Osborne)

Milk
(Van Sant)

Standard Operating Procedure (Morris)


B/B- Recommended with minor reservations

Frost/Nixon (Howard)

Slumdog Millionaire (Boyle)

Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman)

You the Living (Andersson) [LAFF]

B- Recommended with major reservations

The Counterfeiters(Ruzowitzky)

The Curious Life of Benjamin Button (Fincher)

Funny Games (Haneke)

My Blueberry Nights (Wong)

Revolutionary Road (Mendes)

Tokyo Sonata(Kurosawa)

C+ Not Recommended but with redeeming values

Boarding Gate (Assayas)

Les Chansons d'amours (Honore) [TIFF]

Happy-Go-Lucky
(Leigh)

It's a Free World... (Loach) [TIFF]

Lou Reed: Berlin (Schnabel)

C Poor

C- Crap

D+ Utter crap

D Foul, disgusting crap

F Burn the negative


To See List (Movies Playing Presently or Within the Month):

Che

Secret of the Grain
The Wrestler
Gran Torino
Doubt
I've Loved You So Long
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
The Reader
Role Models
Quantum of Solace
Bolt
Australia

DVD Catchup

Summer Hours
Night and Day
35 Shots of Rum
Still Walking
Shine a Light
The Last Mistress
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
Man on Wire
Ballast
In Bruges
Taxi to the Dark Side
Frownland
Before I Forget
Pineapple Express
Redbelt
The Hurt Locker
Alexandra
Be Kind Rewind
La France
The Tracey Fragments
Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Crystal Skull
The Incredible Hulk
Son of Ranbow
Definitely, Maybe

Sukiyaki Western Django
Snow Angels
Cassandra's Dream
Summer Palace
XXY