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2013 viewing log

by ACD
January: 33 films {7 rewatches} +2 | +2 [top ten first viewings of the month] 1. Alexander Mackendrick’s SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS 2. Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY 3. Asghar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION 4. Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED 5. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THREE COLORS: BLUE 6. David O Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 7. Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS 8. Malik Bendjelloul’s SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN 9. Andrew Dominik’s KILLING THEM SOFTLY 10. Gareth Evans’ THE RAID: REDEMPTION February: 20 films {5 rewatches} -8 | -6 [top ten first viewings of the month] 1. Ben Affleck’s ARGO 2. Chris James Thompson’s THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES 3.… Read more

January: 33 films {7 rewatches} +2 | +2

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Alexander Mackendrick’s SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
2. Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY
3. Asghar Farhadi’s A SEPARATION
4. Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED
5. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THREE COLORS: BLUE
6. David O Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
7. Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS
8. Malik Bendjelloul’s SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN
9. Andrew Dominik’s KILLING THEM SOFTLY
10. Gareth Evans’ THE RAID: REDEMPTION

February: 20 films {5 rewatches} -8 | -6

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Ben Affleck’s ARGO
2. Chris James Thompson’s THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES
3. Harmony Korine’s GUMMO
4. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THREE COLORS: WHITE
5. Doug Liman’s SWINGERS
6. Ben Lewin’s THE SESSIONS
7. Elia Kazan’s EAST OF EDEN
8. Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK
9. Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol’s A CAT IN PARIS
10. Mike Birbiglia & Seth Barrish’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME

March: 26 films {8 rewatches} -5 | -11

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE MASTER
2. Billy Wilder’s THE LOST WEEKEND
3. Stephen Daldry’s THE READER
4. Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON
5. Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237
6. Larry Charles’ BRUNO
7. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s BIUTIFUL
8. Joel & Ethan Coen’s THE HUDSUCKER PROXY
9. Steve Miner’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2
10. Frank Oz’s IN AND OUT

April: 30 films {5 rewatches} 0 | -11

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Sofia Coppola’s MARIE ANTOINETTE
2. Amy Beg’s WEST OF MEMPHIS
3. Lynn Shelton’s YOUR SISTER’S SISTER
4. Joel & Ethan Coen’s THE LADYKILLERS
5. Stephen Soderbergh’s OUT OF SIGHT
6. Martin Scorsese’s ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
7. Pedro Almodovar’s THE SKIN I LIVE IN
8. Gus Van Sant’s PROMISED LAND
9. Sam Raimi’s OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
10. Harmony Korine’s JULIEN DONKEY-BOY

May: 26 films {6 rewatches} -5 | -16

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Alejando Jodorwsky’s EL TOPO
2. Ingmar Bergman’s WINTER LIGHT
3. Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
4. Ingmar Bergman’s PERSONA
5. Richard Linklater’s SLACKER
6. Stanley Kubrick’s SPARTACUS
7. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s THE LIVES OF OTHERS
8. Baz Luhrmann’s THE GREAT GATSBY
9. Werner Herzog’s WOYZECK
10. Shane Black’s IRON MAN 3

June: 30 films {13 rewatches} 0 | -16

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Tom Tykwer & Andy & Lana Wachowski’s CLOUD ATLAS
2. Stephen Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS
3. Park Chan-wook’s STOKER
4. Billy Wilder’s ACE IN THE HOLE
5. Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen’s THIS IS THE END
6. Marc Forster’s WORLD WAR Z
7. Harmony Korine’s SPRING BREAKERS
8. Rob Cohen’s THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
9. Richard Lester’s SUPERMAN II
10. Federico Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA

July: 30 films {8 rewatches} -1 | -17

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Woody Allen’s SWEET AND LOWDOWN
2. Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES
3. Stephen Soderbergh’s CONTAGION
4. Matthew Bate’s SHUT UP LITTLE MAN: AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE
5. Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER
6. Ruben Fleischer’s GANGSTER SQUAD
7. Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT
8. Billy Wilder’s WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
9. Ingmar Bergman’s THE SILENCE
10. Peter Jackson’s HEAVENLY CREATURES

August: 31 films {13 rewatches} 0 | -17

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Ingmar Bergman’s SUMMER WITH MONIKA
2. Akira Kurosawa’s DREAMS
3. David Gordon Green’s PRINCE AVALANCHE
4. Joe Swanberg’s DRINKING BUDDIES
5. David Yates’ HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1
6. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s BABEL
7. Lars Von Trier’s DOGVILLE
8. Steven Soderbergh’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
9. Bretty Ratner’s THE FAMILY MAN
10. Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE

September: 22 films {6 rewatches} -8 | -25

[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. FW Murnau’s SUNRISE
2. Carl Theodor Dreyer’s ORDET
3. Orson Welles’ F FOR FAKE
4. Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST
5. David Yates’ HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
6. James L Brooks’ BROADCAST NEWS
7. Sofia Coppolas THE BLING RING
8. Woody Allen’s MATCH POINT
9. David Gordon Green’s THE SITTER
10. Woody Allen’s LOVE AND DEATH

October: 28 films {6 rewatches} -3 | -28
[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. FW Murnau’s FAUST
2. Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky’s INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE
3. John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
4. Marc Forster’s MONSTER’S BALL
5. John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE
6. Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS
7. Anne Fletcher’s THE GUILT TRIP
8. Guillermo del Toro’s PACIFIC RIM
9. Rob Zombie’s THE LORDS OF SALEM
10. Tom Holland’s CHILD’S PLAY

November: 30 films {2 rewatches} 0 | -28
[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL
2. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
3. Jim Jarmusch’s DOWN BY LAW
4. Michael Cimino’s THE DEER HUNTER
5. Destin Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12
6. Federico Fellini’s NIGHTS OF CABIRIA
7. Denis Villeneuve’s PRISONERS
8. Alexander Moors’ BLUE CAPRICE
9. David O Russell’s THREE KINGS
10. Jean-Pierre Melville’s LE SAMOURAI

December: 33 films {10 rewatches} +3 | -25
[top ten first viewings of the month]
1. Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
2. Asghar Farhadi’s THE PAST
3. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s BLACKFISH
4. David Lowery’s AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS
5. Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN
6. David O Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE
7. Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY
8. Wim Wenders’ WINGS OF DESIRE
9. Jean-Luc Godard’s CONTEMPT
10. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s DON JON

2013: 340 films {87 rewatches}

[top ten first viewings of the year]
1. Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL
2. FW Murnau’s FAUST
3. FW Murnau’s SUNRISE
4. Derek Cianfrance’s THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
5. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
6. Jim Jarmusch’s DOWN BY LAW
7. Carl Theodor Dreyer’s ORDET
8. Ingmar Bergman’s SUMMER WITH MONIKA
9. Woody Allen’s SWEET AND LOWDOWN
10. Alexander Mackendrick’s SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

should be listed twice:
- Seven Psychopaths
- Django Unchained
- Shut Up Little Man: An Audio Misadventure
- Silver Linings Playbook
- The Place Beyond the Pines
- The Master
- Gravity

not on mubi:
- For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (#317)

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