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2015 - Yet another year's worth of film

by Steve Pulaski
2015 - Yet another year's worth of film by Steve Pulaski
As 2015 nears (I created this list on December 1, 2014), I have decided to begin my list of film’s that I plan to watch from January 1st through December 31st, for the third year in a row, in a clean and digestible presentation. The purpose of this is to make my review schedule public and to keep myself sane, along with preventing myself losing track of all the films I need to watch. If you want an overview on how this list works, here are both of the previous years’ lists. 2013 – A year’s worth of film, http://mubi.com/lists/2013-a-years-worth-of-film 2014 – Another year’s worth of film,… Read more

As 2015 nears (I created this list on December 1, 2014), I have decided to begin my list of film’s that I plan to watch from January 1st through December 31st, for the third year in a row, in a clean and digestible presentation. The purpose of this is to make my review schedule public and to keep myself sane, along with preventing myself losing track of all the films I need to watch. If you want an overview on how this list works, here are both of the previous years’ lists.

2013 – A year’s worth of film, http://mubi.com/lists/2013-a-years-worth-of-film
2014 – Another year’s worth of film, https://mubi.com/lists/2014-another-years-worth-of-film

NOTE: Short films do count towards the final total for each month/the year end total. I do this for a couple reasons. For one, I recognize short films as professional productions that, deserve not only to be reviewed. Secondly, by not counting short films for the final monthly/yearly total, you’re almost effectively writing off their existence and that you even bothered to watch them. On that basis alone, they should stand their ground and serve as something you watched during said month/year. Finally, there are a barrage of shorts/short film directors that I am personally exploring, so don’t think of the shorts as filler by any means. I’ve been perusing through the short filmography of Laurel and Hardy for nearly a year, I watch the Oscar-nominated Live Action/Animated short films each year, and am currently watching most of the short films by Richard Kern. They’re for personal exploration, and benefit me as a film critic, and therefore, they will be counted.

Films in bold are not in database.

January 1: High Fidelity.
January 2: Tusk (rewatch).
January 3: Atari: Game Over.
January 4: Snow Day.
January 5: Hank Williams: First Nation.
January 6: Death of a President.
January 7: Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.
January 8: The Sacrament.
January 9: Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?
January 10: Selma (2014).
January 11: Taken 3.
January 12: Boyhood (2014, rewatch).
January 13: The Last Temptation of Christ, Wetlands (2013).
January 14: He Took His Skin Off for Me, The Skeleton Twins.
January 15: Pretty Peaches.
January 16: Yearbook (2014), Paddington (2014), American Sniper.
January 17: The Wedding Ringer.
January 18: The Laurel-Hardy Murder Case.
January 19: Gandhi (1982).
January 20: The Mission (1986), Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (rewatch).
January 21: Christopher Titus: Voice in My Head.
January 22: Jesus Camp.
January 23: The Boy Next Door (2015), Listen Up Philip.
January 24: Caillou’s Holiday Movie (rewatch).
January 25: Mortdecai, Scream Queen Hot Tub Party.
January 26: Twink (2014).
January 27: Christian Mingle: The Movie.
January 28: Nas: Time is Illmatic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
January 29: Paradise Now.
January 30: Project Almanac (2015).
January 31: Black or White (2014).

Number of films watched in the month: 41 (41 – 2013, 56 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 0
Favorite film of the month: Boyhood (2014, rewatch, January 12).
Worst film of the month: Christian Mingle: The Movie (January 27).

February 1: Hog Wild (1930).
February 2: Waging a Living.
February 3: Video Games: The Movie.
February 4: Malcolm X (rewatch).
February 5: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.
February 6: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Johnson Family Vacation.
February 7: Brats (1930).
February 8: I’m Tired of God.
February 9: Jupiter Ascending, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (rewatch).
February 10: Closer (2004).
February 11: The Ice Harvest.
February 12: American Beauty (rewatch).
February 13: Kingsman: The Secret Service.
February 14: Fifty Shades of Grey.
February 15: None.
February 16: Kids (1995, rewatch).
February 17: Crank it Up!: Colt Ford Live at Wild Adventures.
February 18: Rejected (2000).
February 19: Breaking the Waves, Ouija (2014).
February 20: Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
February 21: McFarland, USA.
February 22: The DUFF.
February 23: Still Alice.
February 24: Paris is Burning, Before Sunrise.
February 25: The Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films (Me and My Moulton, The Bigger Picture, A Single Life, The Dam Keeper, Sweet Cocoon, Footprints, Duet, Bus Story), Blue Crush.
February 26: 21 Years: Richard Linklater.
February 27: The Lazarus Effect.
February 28: Whiplash (2014, rewatch).

Number of films watched in the month: 39 (43 – 2013, 59 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 1
Favorite film of the month: American Beauty (rewatch, February 12).
Worst film of the month: Johnson Family Vacation (February 6).

March 1: Whiplash (2013).
March 2: The Films of Richard Kern (Death Valley ‘69, The Bitches, You Killed Me First, The Right Side Of My Brain), Nicky Deuce.
March 3: The Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films (Parvaneh, Butter Lamp, The Phone Call, Aya, and Boogaloo and Graham).
March 4: None.
March 5: Crossover (2006).
March 6: Chappie, A Scanner Darkly.
March 7: Unfinished Business (2015).
March 8: None.
March 9: None.
March 10: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.
March 11: Before Sunset.
March 12: The House of the Devil.
March 13: Quest for Camelot.
March 14: Frozen Fever, Cinderella (2015).
March 15: American Juggalo.
March 16: Burt’s Buzz.
March 17: Madea’s Big Happy Family.
March 18: Trigger Man.
March 19: Road Hard.
March 20: Do You Believe?.
March 21: The Gunman (2015).
March 22: The Greyness of Autumn.
March 23: Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys, Before Midnight.
March 24: Men, Women & Children, Town & Country.
March 25: Eyes Without a Face.
March 26: Madea Goes to Jail.
March 27: Home (2015), X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time.
March 28: A Girl Like Her (2015).
March 29: St. Vincent (2014).
March 30: It Follows, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.
March 31: The Legend of Cambo.

Number of films watched in the month: 42 (47 – 2013, 50 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 3
Favorite film of the month: Before Sunset (March 11).
Worst film of the month: Madea Goes to Jail (March 26).

April 1: April Fool’s Day (1986), Judgment Night (rewatch).
April 2: Hardcore (1979).
April 3: Danny Collins.
April 4: Get Hard.
April 5: Woman in Gold, Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 1.
April 6: Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Part 2.
April 7: None.
April 8: Superfast!, Sideways (2004, rewatch).
April 9: The Field: Violence, Hip-Hop, and Hope in Chicago.
April 10: The Longest Ride.
April 11: Annie Hall (rewatch).
April 12: Trevor Noah: African American.
April 13: The Newton Boys.
April 14: None.
April 15: Below Zero (1930).
April 16: Rosewater.
April 17: Unfriended.
April 18: True Story (2015).
April 19: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.
April 20: While We’re Young, Cake (2014).
April 21: None.
April 22: Barney’s Great Adventure, The Passion of the Christ (rewatch).
April 23: A Most Violent Year.
April 24: Little Boy.
April 25: Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom.
April 26: Ex Machina, Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes.
April 27: Lost in Translation, Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer.
April 28: Jersey Boys.
April 29: Bio-Dome (rewatch), Ida (2014).
April 30: The Films of Richard Kern (The Sewing Circle, X is Y, Horoscope, Fingered).

Number of films watched in the month: 37 (49 – 2013, 67 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 3
Favorite film of the month: Sideways (2004, rewatch, April 8).
Worst film of the month: Superfast! (April 8).

May 1: Avengers: Age of Ultron.
May 2: John Denver: Country Boy, Five Easy Pieces.
May 3: Out of the Clear Blue Sky.
May 4: 50 to 1.
May 5: None.
May 6: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Rifftrax: The Room (2003, rewatch), Leading Lizzie Astray.
May 7: The Rounders (1914).
May 8: The D Train.
May 9: Hot Pursuit (2015).
May 10: Ambrose’s First Falsehood.
May 11: Mad Max.
May 12: Goodbye to Language, Reality Bites.
May 13: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
May 14: The Knockout (1914).
May 15: Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
May 16: Mad Max: Fury Road.
May 17: Meet the Mormons.
May 18: The Films of Richard Kern (My Nightmare, Submit to Me, The Evil Cameraman), Hash House Mashers.
May 19: None.
May 20: Poltergeist (1982).
May 21: Working Tra$h.
May 22: Poltergeist (2015).
May 23: Tomorrowland.
May 24: The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence).
May 25: Baraka.
May 26: Before I Disappear (rewatch).
May 27: The Films of Richard Kern (Submit to Me Now and Stray Dogs (1984)).
May 28: Talk Radio.
May 29: Aloha (2015).
May 30: San Andreas.
May 31: Language of a Broken Heart.

Number of films watched in the month: 38 (39 – 2013, 41 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 2
Favorite film of the month: Talk Radio (May 28).
Worst film of the month: Aloha (2015, May 29).

June 1: Laggies.
June 2: Wrinkles (2014).
June 3: The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
June 4: None.
June 5: Entourage (2015).
June 6: Spy (2015).
June 7: None.
June 8: Jurassic Park, Hello Lonesome.
June 9: The Loft (2015).
June 10: The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
June 11: Jurassic Park III, Clerks (rewatch).
June 12: Love & Mercy.
June 13: Jurassic World.
June 14: Pressure (2015), Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced.
June 15: Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow.
June 16: Whirlygirl, Lava (2015), Inside Out (2015).
June 17: Behind the Green Door.
June 18: Blue Collar (1978).
June 19: Dope (2015).
June 20: Bottled Up: The Battle Over Dublin Dr. Pepper.
June 21: None.
June 22: Manglehorn.
June 23: Twenty Cigarettes.
June 24: Hell House.
June 25 (my birthday): Taboo (1980).
June 26: Max (2015).
June 27: Ted 2.
June 28: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Creep (2015).
June 29: The Little Death.
June 30: Stormchasers (1995), The Cobbler (2015).

Number of films watched in the month: 35 (46 – 2013, 35 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 3
Favorite film of the month: Inside Out (2015, June 16).
Worst film of the month: Stormchasers (1995, June 30).

July 1: Magic Mike XXL.
July 2: The Opening of Misty Beethoven.
July 3: Faith of Our Fathers.
July 4: The Overnight.
July 5: Meet the Parents.
July 6: Shake Hands With Danger.
July 7: Soul Man (1986).
July 8: Good Table Manners, Mona the Virgin Nymph.
July 9: Right or Wrong? (Making Moral Decisions), Red Army, Rifftrax: Sharknado 2: The Second One (rewatch).
July 10: The Gallows.
July 11: Minions (2015).
July 12: None.
July 13: Amy (2015), The Stepford Wives (2004).
July 14: None.
July 15: Barbara Broadcast.
July 16: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.
July 17: Trainwreck (2015).
July 18: Old Fashioned.
July 19: Shaun the Sheep Movie.
July 20: Seth MacFarlane: Swingin’ in Concert, Crashing the Water Barrier.
July 21: Ant-Man, The Score (2001).
July 22: The Masseuse (2004).
July 23: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.
July 24: Paper Towns.
July 25: Pixels (2015).
July 26: Southpaw, White People (2015), Meet the Fockers.
July 27: She’s Funny That Way.
July 28: Open Windows.
July 29: Vacation (2015).
July 30: The Devil in Miss Jones.
July 31: The Color Wheel.

Number of films watched in the month: 37 (53 – 2013, 46 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 2
Favorite film of the month: The Color Wheel (July 31).
Worst film of the month: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (July 16).

August 1: Unexpected (2015).
August 2: None.
August 3: A LEGO Brickumentary, Strange Magic.
August 4: I Am Big Bird: The Carol Spinney Story, Balls Out (2015).
August 5: Taboo II, Wordplay.
August 6: Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It.
August 7: The Gift (2015).
August 8: Irrational Man, Fantastic Four (2005).
August 9: Fantastic Four (2015).
August 10: Ricki and the Flash, I Am Chris Farley.
August 11: Adult Beginners.
August 12: None.
August 13: Coneheads.
August 14: The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
August 15: Straight Outta Compton.
August 16: None.
August 17: The World According to Sesame Street.
August 18: Staten Island Summer.
August 19: Flesh Gordon.
August 20: Love at First Fight.
August 21: American Ultra.
August 22: Sinister 2.
August 23: The Carter (2009).
August 24: 5 Flights Up, Auto Focus.
August 25: In the Land of Women, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
August 26: No Escape (2015), Digging for Fire.
August 27: Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy, Queen of Earth.
August 28: War Room (2015).
August 29: We Are Your Friends.
August 30: Fishing Without Nets (2012).
August 31: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, 7 Chinese Brothers.

Number of films watched in the month: 38 (36 – 2013, 34 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 3
Favorite film of the month: Straight Outta Compton (August 15).
Worst film of the month: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (August 14).

September 1: The Curse of Downers Grove, Mars (2010), Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.
September 2: The Intervention (2004), Taboo III: The Final Chapter, 6 Years.
September 3: Misery Loves Comedy, Sulemani Keeda.
September 4: Mistress America.
September 5: Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos.
September 6: A Walk in the Woods, Cursed (2005).
September 7: The Vatican Exorcisms, Jamie and Jessie are Not Together.
September 8: Contracted: Phase II, Two Days, One Night.
September 9: On Golden Blonde, Kink (2013), Girlhood (2014).
September 10: Seven Samurai.
September 11: The Perfect Guy (2015).
September 12: The Visit (2015).
September 13: Learning to Drive, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (rewatch).
September 14: Ferrell Takes the Field, Clerks (rewatch).
September 15: The Big Chill.
September 16: Clown (2014), Down by Law (1986).
September 17: Captive (2015).
September 18: Black Mass (2015).
September 19: None.
September 20: Pain & Gain (rewatch).
September 21: Grandma (2015), Coffee and Cigarettes.
September 22: Like Sunday, Like Rain.
September 23: The Hunting Ground (2015), Kissin’ Cousins.
September 24: Kustom Kar Kommandos, Every Fucking Day of My Life.
September 25: The Green Inferno.
September 26: Pawn Sacrifice.
September 27: The Intern (2015), The Virgin Suicides (rewatch).
September 28: Land Ho!, Tremors (rewatch), San Francisco 2.0.
September 29: Rage Net, Tremors II: Aftershocks (rewatch).
September 30: Christy Canyon: Teen Scenes, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (rewatch).

Number of films watched in the month: 50 (30 – 2013, 43 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 1
Favorite film of the month: Down by Law (September 16).
Worst film of the month: The Vatican Exorcisms (September 7).

October 1: Rifftrax: Miami Connection.
October 2: The Martian (2015).
October 3: Hell & Back.
October 4: None.
October 5: Amélie, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (rewatch), Match Your Mood with Westinghouse.
October 6: Tremors 5: Bloodlines.
October 7: Clueless, The Battle of Gettysburg (1955).
October 8: The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
October 9: 99 Homes.
October 10: The Walk (2015).
October 11: Pan (2015).
October 12: Sicario (2015), Battleship Potemkin, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, rewatch).
October 13: Forgotten Babies.
October 14: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Pretty Woman.
October 15: Coco Before Chanel.
October 16: Goosebumps (2015).
October 17: Woodlawn.
October 18: Bridge of Spies.
October 19: Freeheld (2015), There Will Be Blood.
October 20: None.
October 21: Penis Boy, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
October 22: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.
October 23: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.
October 24: Steve Jobs (2015).
October 25: Jem and the Holograms.
October 26: Reservoir Dogs (rewatch).
October 27: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.
October 28: My Soul to Take.
October 29: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare.
October 30: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.
October 31: Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

Number of films watched in the month: 38 (48 – 2013, 36 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 2
Favorite film of the month: 99 Homes (October 9).
Worst film of the month: Penis Boy (October 21).

November 1: Burnt (2015).
November 2: Our Brand is Crisis (2015), Hot Fuzz (rewatch).
November 3: Band of Outsiders (1964, rewatch).
November 4: The End of the Tour.
November 5: Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
November 6: Miss You Already, The Bridge Partner.
November 7: The Peanuts Movie.
November 8: La chambre.
November 9: White Chicks.
November 10: Knife in the Water.
November 11: 12 Angry Men (1957).
November 12: Un Chien Andalou (rewatch), Mothlight (rewatch), The Wold-Shadow, Carrots & Peas (1969), Submerged (2015).
November 13: Love the Coopers.
November 14: The 33.
November 15: Suffragette.
November 16: Border Radio, Passage à l’acte (1993).
November 17: Manson Family Vacation.
November 18: Boogie Nights.
November 19: Kicking and Screaming (1995).
November 20: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
November 21: The Night Before (2015).
November 22: Spotlight (2015).
November 23: An American in Paris.
November 24: Geography of the Body.
November 25: Brooklyn (2015).
November 26: The Mechanics of Love, Visual Variations on Noguchi.
November 27: Sanjay’s Super Team, The Good Dinosaur.
November 28: Creed.
November 29: None.
November 30: Tangerine (2015), A Film Unfinished.

Number of films watched in the month: 39 (43 – 2013, 30 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 1
Favorite film of the month: Boogie Nights (November 18).
Worst film of the month: White Chicks (November 9).

December 1: His Girl Friday, The Passion of Joan of Arc.
December 2: Gas Food Lodging, Hamlet (2000).
December 3: Santa Claus’s Story, The Tale of Custard the Dragon, Santa’s Enchanted Village, Rifftrax: Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny.
December 4: Chi-Raq.
December 5: Krampus.
December 6: The Way to Shadow Garden.
December 7: By the Sea (2015).
December 8: The Fast and the Furious (2001), Fast 2 Furious.
December 9: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious.
December 10: Walt Before Mickey.
December 11: In the Heart of the Sea.
December 12: A Very Murray Christmas, Bad Santa (rewatch).
December 13: The Ridiculous 6.
December 14: Fast Five.
December 15: Fast & Furious 6, Donnie Brasco.
December 16: The Hunger (1983).
December 17: Furious 7.
December 18: Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
December 19: Sisters (2015).
December 20: Summertime (1955).
December 21: None.
December 22: Christmas, Again.
December 23: Santa’s Slay (rewatch).
December 24: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (rewatch).
December 25: Joy (2015).
December 26: Concussion (2015).
December 27: The Big Short.
December 28: None.
December 29: Daddy’s Home (2015), My Dinner with André.
December 30: Carol (2015).
December 31: Spare Parts (2015).

Number of films watched in the month: 39 (40 – 2013, 32 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the month: 2
Favorite film of the month: Chi-Raq (December 4).
Worst film of the month: The Ridiculous 6 (December 13).

Number of films watched in the YEAR: 473 (515 – 2013, 529 – 2014).
Number of days missed in the YEAR: 23
Five favorite films watched this YEAR (no order): 99 Homes, Talk Radio, Before Sunset, Down by Law, and The Color Wheel.
Five worst films watched this YEAR (no order): Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, Superfast!, Christian Mingle: The Movie, The Ridiculous 6, and White Chicks.
Number of films seen in the theater of the YEAR: 123

2016: Not another year’s worth of film (beginning January 1, 2016), https://mubi.com/lists/2016-not-another-year-s-worth-of-film

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