Yearly Film Log: 2011

JANUARY

Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)8/10
Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, 2006)7/10
The Tempest (Julie Taymor, 2010)8/10
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992)5/10
Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek, 2010)7/10
The Beach (Danny Boyle, 2000)6/10
Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale/Kirk Wise, 1991)8/10
Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)7/10

Marwencol
(Jeff Malmberg, 2010)8/10
Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010) – 8/10
Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010) – 8/10
Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)7/10
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)9/10                             review
It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (Anna Boden/Ryan Fleck, 2010)2/10
Biutiful
(Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2010)6/10
Vincere
(Marco Bellocchio, 2009)5/10
Animal Kingdom
(David Michod, 2010)8/10

FEBRUARY

Fatal Attraction (Brian De Palma, 1987) – 3/10
Falling Down (Joel Schumacher, 1993) – 6/10
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985) – 6/10
3 Women (Robert Altman, 1977) – 9/10
Autumn In New York (Joan Chen, 2000) – 4/10
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) – 5/10
In The Cut (Jane Campion, 2003) – 6/10
Cedar Rapids (Miguel Artera, 2011) – 7/10
Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean, 2010) – 8/10

The Company Men (John Wells, 2010) – 2/10
The Whistleblower (Larysa Kondracki, 2011) – 1/10
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002) – 7/10
After Hours (Martin Scorsese, 1985) – 5/10
Go Get Some Rosemary (Ben & Joshua Safdie, 2010) – 8/10

MARCH

The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011) – 6/10
Bus Stop (Joshua Logan, 1956) – 5/10          review
The Men (Fred Zinnemann, 1950) – 6/10
The Prince and the Showgirl (Laurence Olivier, 1957) – 2/10          review
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Oliver Stone, 2010) – 5/10
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953) – 6/10          review
A Face In The Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957) – 9/10
Jonah Hex (Jimmy Hayward, 2010) – 4/10
Ten Cents A Dance (Lionel Barrymore, 1931) – 5/10
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940) – 9/10
Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939) – 6/10
Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959) – 8/10
The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955) – 8/10
Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont, 2009) – 8/10
To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) – 7/10
Kiss Me Again (William A. Seiter, 1930) – 5/10
Lonely Wives (Russell Mack, 1931) – 7/10
Roar of the Dragon (Wesley Ruggles, 1932) – 6/10
Easy To Love (William Keighley, 1934) – 6/10
Smarty (Robert Florey, 1934) – 5/10
Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks, 1934) – 8/10
Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1968) – 9/10

Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003) – 7/10
Rango (Gore Verbinski, 2011) – 4/10
Win Win (Thomas McCarthy, 2011) – 7/10
Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga, 2011) – 7/10
Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) – 7/10

APRIL

The China Syndrome (James Bridges, 1979) – 8/10
Shame (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) – 9/10
Dear Zachary: A Letter To His Son About His Father (Kurt Kuenne, 2008) – How do I rate this?
Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010) – 6/10
The Man From Nowhere (Jeong-boem Lee, 2010) – 5/10
Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009) – 8/10
Un homme et une femme (Claude Lelouch, 1966) – 5/10
Intimacy (Claude Lelouch, 2001) – 5/10          review
Lenny (Bob Fosse, 1974) – 6/10          review
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (Woody Allen, 2010) – 6/10
Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969) – 9/10          review
A Walk On The Moon (Tony Goldwyn, 1999) – 5/10
Armadillo (Janus Metz, 2010) – 9/10
Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992) – 9/10
Hotel Monterey (Chantal Akerman, 1972) – 8/10
The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme, 2004) – 6/10
Hahaha (Sang-soo Hong, 2010) – 9/10
Kinatay (Brilliante Mendoza, 2009) – 6/10
Capote (Bennett Miller, 2005) – 8/10
I Love You, Beth Cooper (Chris Columbus, 2009) – 6/10
Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011) – 8/10
Night and Day (Sang-soo Hong, 2008) – 7/10
The Way Back (Peter Weir, 2010) – 5/10
Super (James Gunn, 2011) – 2/10
She’s So Lovely (John Cassavetes, 1997) – 3/10
Hurlyburly (Anthony Drazan, 1998) – 6/10
Bad Boys (Rick Rosenthal, 1983) – 7/10
At Close Range (James Foley, 1986) – 4/10

MAY

Missing (Costa-Gavras, 1982) – 6/10
Land of Plenty (Wim Wenders, 2004) – 3/10          review
Water For Elephants (Francis Lawrence, 2011) – 7/10
Thor (Kenneth Branagh, 2011) – 4/10
Wings Of Desire
(Wim Wendres, 1987) – 9/10          review
Niagara (Henry Hathaway, 1953) – 3/10
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953) – 7/10
Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963) – 9/10
Due Date (Todd Phillips, 2010) – 7/10
Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Doren & Gene Kelly, 1952) – 8/10
The Patsy (King Vidor, 1928) – 9/10
Flawless (Joel Schumacher, 1999) – 4/10
The Little Minister (Richard Wallace, 1934) – 7/10
Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971) – 6/10
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (Woody Allen, 1982) – 8/10
Hollywood Ending (Woody Allen, 2002) – 6/10
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1942) – 7/10
On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) – 6/10
Strange Interlude (Robert Z. Leonard, 1932) – 8/10
The Professionals (Richard Brooks, 1966) – 7/10
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (Frank Capra, 1939) – 10/10
The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940) – 7/10
Remember The Titans (Boaz Yakin, 2000) – 7/10
Mister Lonely (Harmony Korine, 2008) – 10/10
3 Iron (Ki-duk Kim, 2004) – 9/10
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) – 8/10
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) – 5/10
The Double Life Of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) – 5/10
Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945) – 6/10
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Frank Capra, 1933) – 8/10
The Bench (Per Fly, 2000) – 5/10
What About Bob? (Frank Oz, 1991) – 3/10
The Birdcage (Mike Nichols, 1996) – 6/10
The Idiots (Lars von Trier, 1998) – 9/10
The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998) – 9/10
Celebrity (Woody Allen, 1998) – 5/10
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960) – 7/10

JUNE

A Screaming Man (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2010) – 7/10
A travers la foret (Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2005) – 8/10
Cold Weather (Aaron Gatz, 2011) – 6/10
Midnight In Paris (Woody Allen, 2011) – 10/10
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011) – 6/10
X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn, 2011) – 6/10
Don’t Bother To Knock (Roy Ward Baker, 1952) – 6/10
Another Woman (Woody Allen, 1987) – 5/10
L’important c’est d’aimer (Andrzej Zulawski, 1975) – 7/10
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1989) – 6/10
Whiplash (Lewis Seiler, 1948) – 8/10         review
Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen, 1999) – 8/10
Reconstruction (Christoffer Boe, 2003) – 8/10
Henry’s Crime (Malcolm Venville, 2011) – 1/10
Trust (David Schwimmer, 2011) – 7/10
Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2010) – 7/10
Villain (Sang-il Lee, 2010) – 4/10
Peter Pan (Clyde Geronimi/Wilfred Jackson, 1953) – 4/10
Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2010) – 7/10
2046 (Kar Wai Wong, 2004) – 9/10
I Killed My Mother (Xavier Dolan, 2009) – 5/10     review
Aurora (Cristi Puiu, 2011) – 9/10
Everything Will Be OK (Don Hertzfeldt, 2006) – 9/10
I Am So Proud Of You (Don Hertzfeldt, 2008) – 10/10
Liviu’s Dream (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2004) – 7/10
Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) – 8/10
The Match-Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki, 1990) – 8/10
My Girl (Howard Zieff, 1991) – 7/10
Le rayon vert (Eric Rohmer, 1986) – 9/10
Furia (Radu Muntean, 2002) – 5/10
Chloe in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer, 1972) – 9/10
The Tenant (Roman Polanski, 1976) – 7/10
F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1972) – 9/10
Hall Pass (The Farrelly Brothers, 2011) – 5/10
The Purple Rose Of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985) – 8/10
Dick (Andrew Fleming, 1999) – 4/10
The Robber (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2010) – 9/10
In The Shadows (Thomas Arslan, 2010) – 7/10
No One’s Ark (Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2003) – 5/10
Super 8 (J.J. Abrams, 2011) – 6/10

JULY

Cars 2 (John Lasseter/Brad Lewis, 2011) – 2/10
Bullets Over Broadway
(Woody Allen, 1994) – 9/10

High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000) – 5/10
The Tree Of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) – 8/10
Wild River (Elia Kazan, 1960) – 9/10
Match Point (Woody Allen, 2005) – 8/10
The Heiress (William Wyler, 1949) – 8/10
Submarine (Richard Ayoede, 2011) – 8/10
The Postman Always Rings Twice
From Here To Eternity (Fred Zinneman, 1953) – 7/10
A Place In The Sun
(George Sanders, 1951) – 7/10
Pocahontas

AUGUST

Your Highness
Guys and Dolls
Hot Rod
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Observe and Report
The Wild One
The Freshman
The Devil’s Double
He Ran All The Way
Air Force
The Pride of the Marines
Hesher
Blue Valentine
The Return
(Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003) – 7/10
Run Silent, Run Deep (Robert Wise, 1958) – 6/10
The Search
Mikey and Nicky
(Elaine May, 1976) – 8/10
A New Leaf
(Elaine May, 1971) – 7/10
Lars and the Real Girl
Mean Creek
Everything Must Go
(Dan Rush, 2011) – 3/10
Virtue
(Edward Buzzell, 1932) – 8/10
In Name Only
(John Cromwell, 1939) – 8/10


SEPTEMBER

Trapeze (Carol Reed, 1956) – 8/10
Warrior
(Gavin O’Connor, 2011) – 6/10

2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Le havre (Aki Kaurismaki, 2011) – 7/10

Restless (Gus van Sant, 2011) – 3/10
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011) – 8/10
Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011) – 8/10
The Ides Of March (George Clooney, 2011) – 7/10
Hick (Derick Martini, 2011) – 2/10
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011) – 7/10
Keyhole (Guy Maddin, 2011) – 6/10
Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011) – 10/10
Faust (Aleksander Sokurov, 2011) – 6/10
Your Sister’s Sister (Lynn Shelton, 2012) – 7/10
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Nuri Belge Ceylan, 2011) – 9/10
The Eye Of The Storm (Fred Schepisi, 2011) – 6/10
Like Crazy (Drake Dormelus, 2011) – 9/10
ALPS (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2011) – 5/10
Michael (Markus Schleinzer, 2011) – 8/10
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Jay and Mark Duplass, 2012) – 9/10
Breathing (Karl Markovics, 2011) – 8/10
The Kid With A Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011) – 8/10
Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont, 2011) – 8/10
Machine Gun Preacher (Marc Forster, 2011) – 3/10
Take Shelter (Jeff Nichols, 2011) – 9/10
The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar, 2011) – 5/10
Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011) – 9/10
Rampart (Oren Moverman, 2011) – 4/10
Volcano (Runar Runarsson, 2011) – 8/10

His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) – 10/10
The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011) – 6/10
Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011) – 9/10
Contagion (Steven Soderbergh, 2011) – 6/10
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945) – 10/10
The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh, 2009) – 8/10

OCTOBER

The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002) – 8/10
50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011) – 4/10
The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr, 2011) – 10/10
Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995) – 8/10
The Help (Tate Taylor, 2011) – 6/10
Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972) – 8/10
Total Eclipse (Agnieszka Holland, 1995) – 2/10
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011) – 8/10
Mommie Dearest (Frank Perry, 1981) – 3/10
Irma La Douce (Billy Wilder, 1963) – 6/10
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) – 10/10
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962) – 7/10
Blood Diamond (Edward Zwick, 2006) – 6/10

NOVEMBER

Opening Night (John Cassavetes, 1977) – 9/10
Gloria (John Cassavetes, 1980) – 8/10
J. Edgar
(Clint Eastwood, 2011) – 6/10
Carnage (Roman Polanski, 2011) – 7/10
My Week With Marilyn (Simon Curtis, 2011) – 3/10

6 thoughts on “Yearly Film Log: 2011

  1. sachin says:

    It is a nice surprize to see someone else keeping an updated film log of what they are seeing with ratings :) I used to rate all the films I saw out of 10 as well but I stopped doing that. But you have gone a step further than me and actually sorted all the films you have seen in a year as per rating. Nice stuff.

    • forizzer69 says:

      It’s a pain trying to remember certain films you’ve seen. It’s just a good little way of keeping organized. I used to post my films seen on some forum, but those lists got deleted so yeah, that was lame.

      And I agree. After seeing a few thousand films it becomes pretty pedantic to give films ratings. The numbers are just vague indicators at how much I liked a movie. I try to expand my thoughts as frequently as possible though – that’s the way to go.

      • sachin says:

        Yeah, it is difficult to go back and remember what one saw. In my early film watching days, I had a journal of what films I saw but even that was not conclusive and I never put down everything. Even now, I come across a famous film and I think I may have seen it but I have no evidence. Things have been easier in the last 5 years when I have kept lists of all the films I have seen and in what months.

        I used to rate and write about every film I saw. But eventually I could not keep up. Still, I agree that it is essential to write about a film, so I try even if it is just a few lines.

  2. Sachin says:

    It seems you had a good TIFF catching almost all the films you had on your list? I am looking forward to seeing Once Upon a Time in Anatolia & Take Shelter.

    My rating for Alps is close to yours. Was disappointed by it especially after seeing ATTENBERG and Dogtooth.

    • forizzer69 says:

      Yes, it was excellent. One of the better TIFF’s I’ve attended, but also one of the most selective. Yeah, Alps was lame, and I do really like Dogtooth. I will see Attenberg soon.

      Hope you love Once Upon A Time In Anatolia and Take Shelter the way I do. :)

      • sachin says:

        I hope so as well as I have been waiting to see them for a while now. I was very close to seeing Take Shelter but I could not make it and had to give my CIFF ticket away for the only show they had.

        Interestingly, my ratings for a lot of films are either exact matches to yours or very close to what you have (a point off or so). For example, I have similar sentiments about Tuesday, After Christmas, Aurora, Drive, Melancholia and The Turin Horse. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I was not a fan of Super at all and could not understand the fuss.

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