Alphabet Challenge, 2016

A

3/5/16 – Ant-Man (Peyton Reed, 2015): 6/10

B

1/10/15 – The Big Picture (Christopher Guest, 1989): 6.5/10
2/13/16 – Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler, 2015): 7.5/10
2/20/16 – Batman (Tim Burton, 1989): 7.5/10
4/2/16 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder, 2016): 4.5/10
9/3/16 – Batman: The Killing Joke (Sam Liu, 2016): 5.5/10

C

5/14/16 – Captain America: Civil War (Joe & Anthony Russo, 2016): 7.5/10

D

1/26/16 – Dillinger (Max Nosseck, 1945): 5.5/10
2/14/16 – Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016): 7/10
4/23/16 – The Driver (Walter Hill, 1978): 8/10

E

F

1/18/16 – The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967): 6.5/10

G

H

1/17/16 – The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015): 8/10

I

4/9/16 – It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014): 8/10

J

K

1/17/16 – Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn, 2014): 7.5/10

L

M

1/16/16 – The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015): 7/10
2/19/16 – Mr. Holmes (Bill Condon, 2015): 7/10

N

O

P

Q

R

1/4/15 – Rage (George C. Scott, 1972): 7/10

S

3/26/16 – Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012): 5/10
8/6/16 – Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016): 4/10
8/20/16 – Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, 2015): 8/10
8/26/16 – The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Lady Osbourne (Walerian Borowczyk, 1981): 7.5/10

T

3/19/16 – 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016): 7.5/10

U

V

W

X

6/11/16 – X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer, 2016): 6.5/10

Y

Z

Alphabet Challenge, 2015

A

5/9/15 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015): 7/10
11/6/15 – Angst (Gerald Kargl, 1983): 8/10

B

1/18/15 – Birdman of Alcatraz (John Frankenheimer, 1962): 8/10
1/31/15 – Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014): 8/10
2/14/15 – Billy Budd (Peter Ustinov, 1962): 7.5/10
3/30/15 – The Big Clock (John Farrow, 1948): 7/10
7/25/15 – The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014): 8/10

C

1/15/15 – Cropsey (Barbara Brancaccio & Joshua Zeman, 2009): 8/10
2/26/15 – Crime and Punishment (Josef von Sternberg, 1935): 8.5/10
3/31/15 – Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, 2014): 8.5/10
4/7/15 – Contraband (Michael Powell, 1940): 4/10

D

4/17/15 – D.O.A. (Rudolph Maté, 1950): 6/10
4/25/15 – The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, 1973): 6.5/10
7/3/15 – Danton (Andrzej Wajda, 1983): 8.5/10
9/25/15 – Deathtrap (Sidney Lumet, 1982): 7.5/10
10/23/15 – Dead & Buried (Gary Sherman, 1981): 5.5/10

E

2/5/15 – Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958): 6.5/10
7/22/15 – Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015): 8/10

F

2/12/15 – The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966): 7.5/10
5/16/15 – Fury (David Ayer, 2014): 7.5/10

G

5/25/15 – Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Alex Gibney, 2015): 8/10
10/2/15 – The Grapes of Death (Jean Rollin, 1978): 7.5/10

H

3/5/15 – The Horse Soldiers (John Ford, 1959): 7.5/10
11/28/15 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Francis Lawrence, 2015): 5.5/10

I
1/3/15 – The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014): 7.5/10
1/4/15 – In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967): 7.5/10
1/17/15 – Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014): 8.5/10
2/7/15 – The Interview (Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen, 2014): 7/10
12/23/15 – Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015): 8/10

J

5/29/15 – John Wick (Chad Stahelski, 2014): 9/10
6/20/15 – Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, 2015): 7.5/10

K

1/21/15 – Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton, 1979): 7/10
7/4/15 – Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgen, 2015): 7.5/10

L

2/25/15 – Le corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943): 7.5/10
3/14/15 – La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960): 7/10
5/19/15 – Lost in La Mancha (Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, 2002): 8/10
9/12/15 – The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut, 1980): 8.5/10
9/20/15 – Limitless (Neil Burger, 2011): 6.5/10

M

1/12/15 – Murder on a Sunday Morning (Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, 2001): 8/10
4/16/15 – Mask (Peter Bogdanovich, 1985): 7.5/10
4/30/15 – A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor, 2014): 8/10
5/30/15 – Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015): 9.5/10
7/10/15 – Mississippi Burning (Alan Parker, 1988): 6/10
8/4/15 – Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014): 7.5/10
11/13/15 – Marebito (Takashi Shimizu, 2004): 7.5/10
12/17/15 – Maggie (Henry Hobson, 2015): 6.5/10

N
1/2/15 – Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013): 8/10
1/8/15 – Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (Lars von Trier, 2013): 8/10
1/9/15 – Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (Lars von Trier, 2013): 7.5/10
2/15/15 – Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014): 8.5/10
10/5/15 – Nightbreed (Clive Barker, 1990): 6/10
11/27/15 – The Nazi Plan (George Stevens, 1945): 5/10
12/11/15 – Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (Andrew Monument, 2009): 6.5/10

O
1/6/15 – Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013): 8.5/10
3/28/15 – The One I Love (Charlie McDowell, 2014): 7/10

P

4/8/15 – Possessed (Curtis Bernhardt, 1947): 7.5/10
9/14/15 – Panic in Year Zero! (Ray Milland, 1962): 4/10
10/6/15 – Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008): 7/10
11/11/15 – Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, 1996): 8.5/10
11/25/15 – Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, 2000): 7.5/10
12/4/15 – Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, 2011): 9/10

Q

12/28/15 – Quills (Philip Kaufman, 2000): 7.5/10

R

1/24/15 – The Rover (David Michôd, 2014): 7/10
5/28/15 – Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988): 8/10

S

1/29/15 – Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011): 7.5/10
7/16/15 – Sahara (Zoltan Korda, 1943): 7/10
12/18/15 – The Stuff (Lawrence George Cohen, 1985): 6/10
12/21/15 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams, 2015): 8/10

T

1/11/15 – Targets (Peter Bogdanovich, 1968): 8.5/10
6/27/15 – Ted 2 (Seth MacFarlane, 2015): 7/10
7/18/15 – Terminator Genisys (Alan Taylor, 2015): 7/10
8/31/15 – Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Robert Aldrich, 1977): 7/10
9/4/15 – The Theory of Everything (James Marsh, 2014): 7/10

U

2/28/15 – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy, 1964): 8.5/10

V

2/18/15 – Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel, 2014): 7.5/10

W

1/22/15 – The World, the Flesh and the Devil (Ranald MacDougall, 1959): 7.5/10
3/7/15 – Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014): 9/10
6/3/15 – We Were Strangers (John Huston, 1949): 3.5/10
6/26/15 – The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973): 8/10
9/6/15 – The Wind and the Lion (John Milius, 1975): 6/10
12/3/15 – Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, 1949): 6/10

X

12/27/15 – Xingu (Cao Hamburger, 2012): 7/10

Y

12/24/15 – The Young Lions (Edward Dmytryk, 1958): 7/10

Z

6/12/15 – Zandalee (Sam Pillsbury, 1991): 2.5/10
7/17/15 – The Zero Theorem (Terry Gilliam, 2013): 6.5/10

Five Somewhat Tolerable Films I Saw in the Month of April 2015, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 6

The Day of the Jackal (Zinnemann, 1973)

D.O.A. (Maté, 1950)

Mask (Bogdanovich, 1985)

A Most Violent Year (Chandor, 2014)

Possessed (Bernhardt, 1947)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of March 2015, in alphabetical order

Total seen:  6

Citizenfour (Poitras, 2014)

The Horse Soldiers (Ford, 1959)

La dolce vita (Fellini, 1960)

The One I Love (McDowell, 2014)

Whiplash (Chazelle, 2014)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of February 2015, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 9

Billy Budd (Ustinov, 1962)

Crime and Punishment (von Sternberg, 1935)

The Face of Another (Teshigahara, 1966)

Nightcrawler (Gilroy, 2014)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of January 2015, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 16

Boyhood (Linklater, 2014)

Inherent Vice (Anderson, 2014)

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (von Trier, 2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch, 2013)

Targets (Bogdanovich, 1968)

Hon. mention: Cropsey (Brancaccio & Zeman, 2009)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of December 2014, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 14

Edge of Tomorrow (Liman, 2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson, 2014)

Locke (Knight, 2013)

The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993)

The Wind Rises (Miyazaki, 2013)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of November 2014, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 11

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Iñarritu, 2014)

Foxcatcher (Miller, 2014)

Interstellar (Nolan, 2014)

The Life of Emile Zola (Dieterle, 1937)

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Burton, 1985)

Hon. mentions: Enemy (Villeneuve, 2013), Get Carter (Hodges, 1971)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of October 2014, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 12

The Body Snatcher (Wise, 1945)

Christine (Carpenter, 1983)

Escape from Tomorrow (Moore, 2013)

Fright Night (Holland, 1985)

Gone Girl (Fincher, 2014)

Five Great Films I Saw in the Month of September 2014, in alphabetical order

Total seen: 8

The Candidate (Ritchie, 1972)

The Four Musketeers (Lester, 1974)

A Passage to India (Lean, 1984)

Tusk (Smith, 2014)

The Wild One (Benedek, 1953)