Films Seen in 2015

I’ve been a terrible blogger, so here’s a list.

Favourites:

Marquis de Sade’s The Propensities of Vice (Akio Jissoji, 1988)
The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986)
The Butter Lamp (Hu Wei and Julien Féret, 2014)
Starry Eyes (Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, 2014)
Duelle (Jacques Rivette, 1976)
Invocations (Amy Halpern, 1982)
By The Law (Lev Kuleshov, 1926)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
Oramunde (Emlen Etting, 1933)
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (Tracey Moffatt, 1990)
Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1997)
Surname Viet Given Name Nam (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1989)
Engram of Returning (Daïchi Saïto, 2015)
Sector IX B (Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, 2015)
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015)
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilovic, 2015)
Thresholds (Marie Louise Alemann, 1980)
Mutiny (Abigail Child, 1982)
Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1946)
Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
Lake Mungo (Joel Anderson, 2008)

& the rest

Inherent Vice TH (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
Inside Man (Spike Lee, 2006)
Mill of the Stone Women (Giorgio Ferroni, 1960)
Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
The General (Clyde Bruckman and Buster Keaton, 1926)
Person to Person S (Dustin Guy Defa, 2014)
David and Lisa (Frank Perry, 1962)
Selma TH (Ava DuVernay, 2014)
Vasilisa the Beautiful (Aleksandr Rou, 1940)
Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
Dark is the Night (Boris Barnet, 1945)
Tree of Life S (Abdulkadir Ahmed Said, 1988)
Quest S (Saul and Elain Bass, 1983)
3-Iron (Kim Ki-Duk, 2004)
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (Chiemi Karasawa, 2013)
Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press, 2010)
Veerana (Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsa, 1988)
Damned in Venice (Ugo Liberatore, 1978)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)
Georgy Girl (Silbio Narzzano, 1966)
Ides of March (George Clooney, 2011)
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Peter Greenaway, 1989)
Cold in July (Jim Mickle, 2014)
Mister Designer (Oleg Teptsov, 1989)
The Amazing, Mysterious and True Story of Mary Anning and her Monsters S (Laura Heit, 2003)
Two Days, One Night TH (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night TH (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
Seven Women for Satan (Michel Lemoine, 1974)
A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971)
Delinquent Girl Boss: Blossoming Night Dreams (Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, 1970)
Ohyaku: The Female Demon (Yoshihiro Ishikawa, 1968)
Marquis de Sade’s The Propensities of Vice (Akio Jissoji, 1988)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)
Assault! Jack the Ripper (Yasuhoro Hasbe, 1976)
The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986)
The Mystery of Oberwald (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1980)
Me and my Moulton S TH (Torill Kove, 2014)
Feast S TH (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed)
The Bigger Picture S TH (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees, 2014)
A Single Life S TH (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins and Job Roggeveen, 2014)
The Dam Keeper S TH (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, 2014)
Sweet Cocoon S TH (Matéo Bernard, Mathias Bruget and Jonathan Duret, 2014)
Footprints S TH (Bill Plympton, 2014)
Duet S TH (Glen Keane, 2014)
Bus Story S TH (Tali, 2014)
Parvaneh S TH (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger, 2014)
The Butter Lamp S TH (Hu Wei and Julien Féret, 2014)
The Phone Call S TH (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas, 2014)
Aya S TH (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, 2014)
Boogaloo and Graham S TH (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney, 2014)
Tenderness of the Wolves (Ulli Lommel, 1973)
Starry Eyes (Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, 2014)
Zoo Zero (Alain Fleischer, 1979)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
Julie and Julia (Nora Ephron, 2009)
The Vanished World of Gloves S (Jiri Barta, 1982)
The Bling Ring (Sophia Coppola, 2013)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Christopher B. Landon, 2014)
Duelle (Jacques Rivette, 1976)
Margin Call (J.C. Chandor, 2011)
Invocations S (Amy Halpern, 1982)
Orpheus (outtakes) S (Mary Helena Clark, 2012)
Sound Over Water S (Mary Helena Clark, 2009)
Hotel Cartograph S (Scott Stark, 1983)
After Writing S (Mary Helena Clark, 2008)
The Dragon is the Frame S (Mary Helena Clark, 2014)
The Whale S (Stephen Connolly, 2003)
Bobby (Emilio Estevaz, 2006)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski , 1981)
Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1945)
Kill List (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
The Sea Knows (Kim Ki-Young, 1961)
She-Wolf (Marek Piestrak, 1983)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (George Clooney, 2002)
Iodo (Kim Ki-young, 1977)
The Night of the Hunchback TH (Farokh Ghafari, 1965)
The Babadook TH (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Lewis Milestone, 1946)
The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer, 1976)
You Are Not I (Sara Driver, 1981)
The Bowery Spring 1994 S (Sara Driver, 1994)
Water, Wind, Dust TH (Amir Naderi, 1989)
The Garden of Stones TH (Parviz Kimavi, 1976)
Sleepwalk (Sara Driver, 1986)
By The Law (Lev Kuleshov, 1926)
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
Oramunde S (Emlen Etting, 1933)
Close-Up TH (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Troy Nixey, 2010)
Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine (Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach, 2008)
It Follows TH (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)
Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy S (Tracey Moffatt, 1990)
Every Little Thing (Nicolas Philibert, 1996)
The Sound of My Voice (Zal Batmanglij, 2011)
Dark Skies (Scott Stewart, 2013)
From Saturday to Sunday (Gustav Machaty, 1931)
When Pigs Fly (Sara Driver, 1993)
Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)
Que Viva Mexico (Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov, 1932)
Arsenal (Alexander Dovzhenko, 1929)
Beginners (Mike Mills, 2010)
Clay (Andrew Gunn, 2008)
The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1994)
Diary of a Lost Girl TH (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
Office Killer (Cindy Sherman, 1997)
Hot Rod (Akiva Schaffer, 2007)
Visions of Ecstasy S (Nigel Wingrove, 1989)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)
What We Do In The Shadows TH (Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi, 2014)
Untraceable (Gregory Hoblit, 2008)
Star Spangled Girl (Jerry Paris, 1971)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams, 2013)
Portet S (Stanislaw Lenartowicz, 1977)
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2014)
Tragic Ceremony (Ricardo Freda, 1972)
White Bird in a Blizzard (Gregg Araki, 2014)
How We Got Away With It (Jon Lindstrom, 2013)
Society (Brian Tuzna, 1989)
Beneath the Skin S (Cecelia Condit, 1981)
Happy End (Oldrich Lipsky, 1967)
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (Mark Schulz, 2006)
From What Is Before (Lav Diaz, 2014)
Suhaagan (Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao, 1986)
Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2012)
Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
Les Photos d’Alix S (Jean Eustache, 1980)
Madness of the Heart (Charles Bennett, 1949)
Funny About Love (Leonard Nimoy, 1990)
Casualties of War (Brian de Palma, 1989)
At Sea (Peter Hutton, 2007)
The White Reindeer (Erik Blomberg, 1952)
Dom Sary (Zygmunt Lech, 1984)
Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1997)
Gabbeh (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, 2012)
The X-Files: Fight the Future (Rob Bowman, 1998)
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W. S. Anderson, 2012)
Clouds of Sils Maria TH (Olivier Assayas, 2014)
Blue Lagoon (Randal Kleiser, 1980)
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Curtin Hanson, 1992)
Who Can Kill a Child? (Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1976)
Women Reply: Our Bodies, Our Sex S (Agnes Varda, 1975)
Red Pony (Lewis Milestone, 1949)
Point and Shoot (Marshall Curry, 2014)
The Devil’s Hand (Christian E. Christiansen, 2014)
Ride (Helen Hunt, 2014)
Lethal Weapon 3 (Richard Donner, 1992)
The Haunting in Connecticut (Peter Cornwell, 2009)
When Marnie Was There TH (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014)
Phoenix TH (Christian Petzold, 2014)
I’m Still Here (Casey Affleck, 2010)
The Ward (John Carpenter, 2010)
Sleepwalker (Oxide Pang Chun, 2011)
The Hunt for Red October (John McTiernan, 1990)
Mad Max: Fury Road TH (George Miller, 2015)
The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1921)
Gone To Earth (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1950)
Insidious 3 TH (Leigh Whannell, 2013)
Possibly in Michigan S (Cecelia Condit, 1983)
What We Did On Our Holiday (Guy Jenkin, Andy Hamilton & Morgan Matthews, 2014)
The Others (Alejandro Amenabar, 2001)
Boyz N The Hood (John Singleton, 1991)
0.5mm TH (Momoko Andô, 2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Matthew Vaughn, 2014)
Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968)
The Last Dragon (Michael Schultz, 1985)
While We’ve Young (Noah Baumbach, 2014)
Airport 1975 (Jack Smight, 1974)
Maid in Sweden (Dan Wolman, 1971)
Sandra TH (Luchino Visconti, 1965)
Akira (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988)
The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012)
You Again (Andy Fickman, 2010)
Man Up (Ben Palmer, 2015)
Battle of the Year (Benson Lee, 2013)
Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)
Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967)
Girls! Girls! Girls! (Norman Taurog, 1962)
Invisible Adversaries (Valie Export, 1977)
Illusions S (Julie Dash, 1982)
Noirot (Jacques Rivette, 1976)
Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
White Nights (Taylor Hackford, 1985)
Oculus (Mike Flanagan, 2015)
Mistress America TH (Noah Baumbach, 2015)
Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjaerg, 1997)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Elio Petri, 1970)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh Hung, 1993)
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Tran Anh Hung, 2000)
My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, 1979)
Top Five (Chris Rock, 2014)
Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987)
Croupier (Mike Hodges, 1998)
Seven Women, Seven Sins (Various, 1986)
You Talkin’ To Me? (Charles Winkler, 1987)
Surname Viet Given Name Nam (Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1989)
3D Movie S TH (Paul Sharits, 1975)
Fugue S TH (Kerstin Schroedinger, 2015)
Prima Materia S TH (Charlotte Pryce, 2015)
A Fire in My Brain that Separates Us S TH (Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, 2015)
Something Horizontal S TH (Blake Williams, 2015)
The Exquisite Corpus S TH (Peter Tscherkassky, 2015)
The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers TH (Ben Rivers, 2015)
Body TH (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2015)
A Distant Episode S TH (Ben Rivers, 2015)
A Dog’s Diary S TH(Shai Heredia & Shumona Goel, 2015)
The Reminder S TH (Behrouz Rae, 2015)
Solo for Rich Man S TH (Beatrice Gibson, 2015)
YOLO S TH (Ben Russell, 2015)
Analysis of Emotions and Vexations S TH (Wojciech Bakowski, 2015)
Bunte Kuh S TH (Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko & Faraz Anoushahpour, 2015)
Eva Doesn’t Sleep TH (Pablo Agüero, 2015)
Night Without Distance S TH (Lois Patiño, 2015)
Minotaur S TH (Nicolás Pereda, 2015)
Navigator S TH (Björn Kämmerer, 2015)
Théodoli¬tique S TH (David K. Ross, 2015)
Office Space Modulation S TH (Terrarea, 2015)
Palms S TH (Mary Helena Clark, 2015)
Occidente S TH (Ana Vaz, 2015)
Terrestrial S TH (Calum Walter, 2015)
Tarlabasi S TH (Cynthia Madansky, 2015)
Chevalier TH (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015)
Actua 1 S TH (Philippe Garrel, 1968)
Time for Outrage! S TH (Friedl vom Gröller, 2015)
Untitled S TH (Behrouz Rae, 2015)
Many Thousands Gone S TH (Ephraim Asili, 2015)
Neither God nor Santa Maria S TH (Samuel M. Delgado & Helena Girón, 2015)
Psychic Driving S TH (William E. Jones, 2014)
UNcirCling S TH (John Creson & Adam Rosen, 2015)
Engram of Returning S TH (Daïchi Saïto, 2015)
The Wait TH (Piero Messina, 2015)
Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986)
An TH (Naomi Kawase, 2015)
Faux Départ S TH (Yto Barrada, 2015)
Sector IX B S TH (Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, 2015)
Paradox of Praxis 5 S TH (Francis Alÿs, 2015)
Santa Teresa and Other Stories S TH (Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias, 2015)
Men & Chicken TH (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2015)
Blood of my Blood TH (Marco Bellocchio, 2015)
Victoria TH (Sebastian Schipper, 2015)
As I Open My Eyes TH (Leyla Bouzid, 2015)
No Home Movie TH (Chantal Akerman, 2015)
Journey to the Shore TH (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2015)
The Pearl Button TH (Paticio Guzman, 2015)
February S TH (Osgoode Perkins, 2015)
May We Sleep Soundly S TH (Denis Cote, 2015)
88:88 S TH (Isiah Medina, 2015)
Arabian Nights TH (Miguel Gomes, 2015) (all three parts)
The Witch TH (Robert Eggers, 2015)
Girls Lost TH (Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2015)
Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995)
Evolution TH (Lucile Hadžihalilovic, 2015)
Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak, 2014)
Witchcraft (Don Sparks, 1964)
Absentia (Mike Flanagan, 2011)
Listen To Me (Douglas Day Steward, 1989)
Mirrors (Alexandre Aja, 2008)
40 Days and 40 Nights (Michael Lehmann, 2002)
Seduction: The Cruel Woman (Elfi Mikesch and Monika Treut, 1985)
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
Oceans (Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzard, 2009)
No Stranger Than Love (Nick Wernham, 2015)
Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, 1962)
Goodnight Mommy TH (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, 2014)
The Old Dark House (James Whale, 1932)
Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)
Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982)
The Ring (Gore Verbinski, 2002)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (Jack Sholder, 1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Chuck Russell, 1987)
J’ai Froid, J’ai Faim S (Chantal Akerman 1984)
Saute Ma Ville S (Chantal Akerman, 1968)
Being AP (Anthony Wonke, 2015)
Dark Touch (Marina de Van, 2013)
The Devil Came from Akasava (Jess Franco, 1971)
Sick Nurses (Piraphan Laoyont & Thatsaporn Siriwat, 2007)
Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000)
School of the Holy Beast (Norifumi Suzuki, 1974)
Catchfire (Dennis Hooper, 1990)
Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)
Bay of Blood (Mario Bava, 1971)
The Forbidden Room TH (Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson, 2015)
Autobiografico 2 S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1974)
Vanessa S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1974)
Untitled S TH (Juan Jose Mugini, 1975)
Self-Defense S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1980)
Sensation 77 Mimicry S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1977)
Table Scenes S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1980)
Thresholds S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1980)
The Bengali Night S TH (Marie Louise Alemann, 1980)
Dawn Patrol (Daniel Petrie Jr, 2014)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (Renny Harlin, 1988)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton, 1990)
Wolf’s Hole (Věra Chytilová, 1987)
Baby Doll S TH (Tessa Hughes-Freeland, 1982)
Mutiny S TH (Abigail Child, 1982)
Noyes S TH (Bette Gordon, 1976)
Abstraction S TH (Rosalind Schenider, 1971)
All Women Are Equal S TH (Marguerite Paris, 1972)
The Scary Movies S TH (Sara-Kathryn Arledge, 1958)
The Pact (Nicholas McCarthy, 2012)
Les Saignantes (Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005)
The Nightmare (Rodney Ascher, 2015)
Career Opportunities (Bryan Gordon, 1991)
The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008)
Jonathan (Hans W. Geißendörfer, 1970)
Alleluia (Fabrice Du Welz, 2014)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997)
Film Notebook – 1969-76 – Part 2 Some of Us in the Mechanical Age S TH (Marjoeire Keller, 1977)
A Few Tunes Going Out S TH (Saul Levine, 1978-84)
Ghosthunters on Icy Trails (Tobi Baumann, 2015)
Snake Eyes (Briad de Palma, 1998)
Poison for the Fairies (Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1984)
Martin (George A. Romero, 1977)
Phantom of the Paradise TH (Brian de Palma, 1974)
The Book of Stone (Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1969)
Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)
Design for Living (Ernst Lubitsch, 1933)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
Aerial S (Margaret Tait, 1974)
To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942)
The House at the End of Time (Alejandro Hidalgo, 2013)
Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, 1949)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1946)
The Taking of Deborah Logan (Adam Robitel, 2014)
Mer Depre S TH (Margaret Orr, 2015)
Echoes S TH (Jaimz Asmundson, 2015)
Paul Sharits TH (Francois Miron, 2015)
The Throwaways (Tony Bui, 2015)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Franco Zeffirelli, 1972)
The Police TH (Maurice Pialat, 1985)
The Bishop’s Wife (Henry Koster, 1947)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947)
Here’s To The Future (Gina Telaroli, 2014)
Bunny Lake Is Missing (Otto Preminger, 1965)
The Impatient Years (Irvine Cummings, 1944)
Gardiens de Phare (Jean Grémillon, 1929)
Hacksaw (Larry Lansburgh, 1971)
It’s So Easy and Other Lies (Christopher Duddy, 2015)
Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
See No Evil (Richard Fleischer, 1971)
Timbuktu TH (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
M. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
The Possessed (Luigi Bazzoni and Franco Rosellini, 1965)
Woman of the Lake (Yoshishige Yoshida, 1966)
Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958)
Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964)
Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
Bread and Alley S (Abbas Kiarostami, 1970)
Breaktime S (Abbas Kiarostami, 1973)
The Chorus S (Abbas Kiarostami, 1982)
Toad Road (Jason Banker, 2012)
Lake Mungo (Joel Anderson, 2008)
Sex and Fury (Norifumi Suzuki, 1973)
Female Vampire (Jess Franco, 1973)
Five Dolls For An August Moon (Mario Bava, 1970)
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter (Yasuharu Hasebe, 1970)
More Milk Yvette TH (Andy Warhol, 1966)
Klondike Annie (Raoul Walsh, 1936)
Housebound (Gerard Johnstone, 2014)
Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus, 1959)
Anatomy of Hell (Catherine Breillat, 2004)
Elena (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2011)
Romance (Catherine Breillat, 1999)
Practical Magic (Griffin Dunne, 1998)
Bustin’ Loose (Oz Scott, 1981)
The Big Short TH (Adam McKay, 2015)
The Bishop’s Wife (Henry Koster, 1947)
Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, 1968)

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