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Blind Husbands and Foolish Wives: A 2013 Film Log

by Scentless Apprentice
Blind Husbands and Foolish Wives: A 2013 Film Log by Scentless Apprentice
Films seen January: Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) – A Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1991) – A- The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch, 1931) – B+ The Unholy Three (Tod Browning, 1925) – C+ Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012) – C- Man’s Favorite Sport? (Howard Hawks, 1964) – B Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Craig Baldwin, 1992) – B+ A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) – B Waiting for ‘Superman’ (Davis Guggenheim, 2010) – C [re-watch] Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) – A- Taken 2 (Olivier Megaton, 2012) – D+ They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948) – B+ Cutting Moments (Douglas Buck, 1997) – C+ Bowling for… Read more

Films seen
January:
Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) – A
Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1991) – A-
The Smiling Lieutenant (Ernst Lubitsch, 1931) – B+
The Unholy Three (Tod Browning, 1925) – C+
Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012) – C-
Man’s Favorite Sport? (Howard Hawks, 1964) – B
Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (Craig Baldwin, 1992) – B+
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) – B
Waiting for ‘Superman’ (Davis Guggenheim, 2010) – C [re-watch]
Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) – A-
Taken 2 (Olivier Megaton, 2012) – D+
They Live by Night (Nicholas Ray, 1948) – B+
Cutting Moments (Douglas Buck, 1997) – C+
Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002) – C+
Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1949) – B+
Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010) – B
Frankenweenie (Tim Burton, 2012) – C
Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2011) – B-
Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, 2012) – D+
The Crowd (King Vidor, 1928) – A+
Mean Girls (Mark Waters, 2004) – B
Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976) – B- [re-watch]
Predator (John McTiernan, 1987) – B [first proper watch]
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000) – A-
Lawless (John Hillcoat, 2012) – C
TerrorVision (Ted Nicolaou, 1986) – B
The Prowler (Joseph Losey, 1951) – B+
Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2012) – B+
The Natural (Barry Levinson, 1984) – C

February:
Compliance (Craig Zobel, 2012) – F
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (Tom Six, 2009) – B+
Stella Dallas (King Vidor, 1937) – B+
Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011) – C-
Sinister (Scott Derrickson, 2012) – B
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940) – A
An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey, 1957) – C+
To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944) – B
When Harry Met Sally… (Rob Reiner, 1989) – B-
Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012) – C+
Another Day in Paradise (Larry Clark, 1998) – B
Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935) – B+
Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987) – C-
Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) – B+
The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987) – C
Zero for Conduct (Jean Vigo, 1933) – A-
The Impossible (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012) – D-
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942) – A
The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer, 1952) – B+
Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson, 1970) – B+
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981) – B+ [re-watch]
Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross, 1981) – C
Last Summer (Frank Perry, 1969) – C
Hitchcock (Sacha Gervasi, 2012) – D+
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky, 2012) – C-
Alice, Sweet Alice (Alfred Sole, 1976) – B+

March:
Aliens (James Cameron, 1986) – B [fourth watch]
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) – B
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013) – C+
This Must Be the Place (Paolo Sorrentino, 2011) – A-
The Longest Daycare (David Silverman, 2012) – B+
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982) – C+ [first watch of Final Cut]
Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995) – C
When Will I Be Loved (James Toback, 2004) – B
Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore, 2012) – D [re-watch]
Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996) – C
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi, 2013) – C+
Benny’s Video (Michael Haneke, 1992) – D+
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987) – A- [re-watch]
Some Photos in the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007) – B-
Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami, 1994) – A
Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen, 1941) – A-
Fresh (Boaz Yakin, 1994) – B+
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968) – B+
The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies, 2011) – B
Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010) – A
John and Mary (Peter Yates, 1969) – C+
Alice in Wonderland (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske, 1951) – B+
The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) – B+ [third watch]
Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997) – C+
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948) – B
The Call (Brad Anderson, 2013) – C-
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012) – B
Piranha (Alexandre Aja, 2010) – B [re-watch]
Mr. Brooks (Bruce A. Evans, 2007) – C-
Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler (Louis Clyde Stoumen, 1962) – C-
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) – B+ [re-watch]
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980) – B+
Room 237 (Rodney Ascher, 2012) – A-
Ginger and Rosa (Sally Potter, 2012) – C-
The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller, 1996) – B+

April:
Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle, 1994) – C
Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) – B [fourth watch]
R.I.P. Roger Ebert

A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951) –
Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) – B
Tango (Zbigniew Rybczynski, 1981) – A+
Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000) – B+
Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012) – C
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) – B+
The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999) – B+
Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922) – A
Trance (Danny Boyle, 2013) – B
Evil Dead (Fede Alvarez, 2013) – C
Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929) – A+
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939) – B
Flashdance (Adrian Lyne, 1983) – C-
Sink the Bismarck! (Lewis Gilbert, 1960) – C
Reefer Madness (Louis J. Gasnier, 1936) – D+
Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012) – B-
Upstream Color (Shane Carruth, 2013) – C+
The We and the I (Michel Gondry, 2012) – B+
The Last Stand (Kim Ji-Woon, 2013) – B
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) – A+ [re-watch]
Tora! Tora! Tora! (Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, and Kinji Fukasaku, 1970) – C [re-watch]
Taxi (Gerard Pires, 1998) – C-
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Tony Scott, 2009) – C [re-watch]
Made in U.S.A. (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) – B+
Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012) – C+
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) – C+
Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) – B- [re-watch]

May:
The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997) – C
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012) – C+
Blade (Stephen Norrington, 1998) – B+
The ABCs of Death (A Lot of People, 2012) – B-
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007) – B
Shadow Dancer (James Marsh, 2011) – C
Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat, 2001) – A-
In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, 1967) – C+
Monster House (Gil Kenan, 2006) – B+ [re-watch]
Destination Tokyo (Delmer Daves, 1943) – C-
Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1936) – A-
Maniac (Franck Khalfoun, 2012) – C-
Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947) – A-
The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance, 2012) – D
The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry, 2006) – A-
Steamboat Bill Jr. (Charles Reisner, 1928) – B
Dressed to Kill (Brian de Palma, 1980) – A- [re-watch]
Batch ’81 (Mike De Leon, 1982) – D-
Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981) – B+
Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) – A
The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010) – A- [re-watch]
It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold, 1953) – B+
Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933) – A-
The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie, 2012) – B+
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oliver Parker, 2002) – C
Tesis (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996) – C
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) – C-
Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1923) – A
The Freshman (Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1925) – A-
Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947) – B
Bestiaire (Denis Cote, 2012) – B+
Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, 1959) – A-

June:
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh, 2013) – C
The Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933) – B+
Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene, 1966) – A-
Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012) – B
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995) – B+
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) – A [re-watch]
Stoker (Park Chan-wook, 2013) – C-
Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris, 1981) – B+
Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) – B+
Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1988) – B+
The Rambler (Calvin Reeder, 2013) – C
Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977) – A [re-watch]
Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland, 2012) – B+
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012) – B
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995) – B+ [re-watch]
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004) – A+ [re-watch]
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013) – A-
Maniac (William Lustig, 1980) – B+
Halloween II (Rob Zombie, 2009) – A-
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013) – C

July:
Olympus Has Fallen (Antoine Fuqua, 2013) – D+
Drug War (Johnnie To, 2012) – B+
Passion (Brian de Palma, 2012) – B+
Femme Fatale (Brian de Palma, 2002) – A- [re-watch]
The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991) – B-
The Musicians (Kazimierz Karabasz, 1958) – B
Fill the Void (Rama Burshtein, 2012) – B
Factory (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1970) – B
Hospital (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1976) – C+
Railway Station (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1980) – C
Black Rock (Katie Aselton, 2012) – C
Christmas in July (Preston Sturges, 1940) – A
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2013) – D+
Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010) – B+
No (Pablo Larraín, 2012) – B
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012) – A-
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler, 2013) – C
La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995) – B+
Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese, 2006) – A-
The Heat (Paul Feig, 2013) – C

August:
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011) – B [re-watch]
The Ballad of Narayama (Shohei Imamura, 1983) – A-
A Hijacking (Tobias Lindholm, 2012) – C+
Dead Man Down (Niels Arden Oplev, 2013) – C-
Welcome to the Punch (Eran Creevy, 2012) – C
Elysium (Neill Blomkamp, 2013) – D+
Le Million (René Clair, 1931) – B+
A Propos de Nice (Jean Vigo, 1930) – B+
Taris (Jean Vigo, 1931) – B-
The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) – B-
The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai, 2013) – C [Chinese cut]
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) – B+
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann, 2013) – C-
The Canyons (Paul Schrader, 2013) – C
Pieta (Kim Ki-duk, 2012) – D
Pain & Gain (Michael Bay, 2013) – C+
I’m Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira, 2001) – B+
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004) – B- [third watch]
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) – B+ [re-watch]
The World’s End (Edgar Wright, 2013) – B
L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934) – A+
The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012) – C-
Deep Throat (Gerard Damiano, 1972) – C
You’re Next (Adam Wingard, 2011) – B-
Star Trek Into Darkness (J.J. Abrams, 2013) – C
Mother (Bong Joon-Ho, 2009) – B+
Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012) – B
Con Air (Simon West, 1997) – C+ [re-watch]
The Grandmaster (Wong Kar-Wai, 2013) – C- [American cut]

September:
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Bill Condon, 2012) – C
World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013) – C
Redemption (Steven Knight, 2013) – C-
Street Trash (Jim Muro, 1987) – W/O
Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin, 1990) – B-
Die Hard with a Vengeance (John McTiernan, 1995) – C
Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013) – C
My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-Wai, 2007) – C-
Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975) – A
Fast & Furious 6 (Justin Lin, 2013) – C
To the Wonder (Terrence Malick, 2012) – B-
Broken (Rufus Norris, 2012) – C-
The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt, 2012) – B
Hollow Man (Paul Verhoeven, 2000) – B+ [re-watch]
This is the End (Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, 2013) – C-
Prince Avalanche (David Gordon Green, 2013) – B-
Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey, 1937) – A
Gangster Squad (Ruben Fleischer, 2013) – D+
A Field in England (Ben Wheatley, 2013) – C
Prisoners (Denis Villeneuve, 2013) – C+
Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996) – A-
Anguish (Bigas Luna, 1987) – B-
Amer (Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani, 2009) – C
Un Chant D’Amour (Jean Genet, 1950) – A
Sun Don’t Shine (Amy Seimetz, 2012) – B
Don Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013) – C-
Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, 2013) – D
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) – B+
Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011) – B+ [re-watch]
The Game (David Fincher, 1997) – A- [third watch]

October:
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001) – A-
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013) – B-
Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959) – A+
Escape from Tomorrow (Randy Moore, 2013) – C
White House Down (Roland Emmerich, 2013) – B-
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) – A-
Monsters University (Dan Scanlon, 2013) – C
On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1952) – A-
Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999) – A
Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi, 2003) – A-
Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981) – C+
In Dreams (Neil Jordan, 1999) – B
Violent Cop (Takeshi Kitano, 1989) – B+
The Company (Robert Altman, 2003) – B+
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013) – C-
Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973) – A
Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007) – B+
Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977) – A [re-watch]
Project X (Nima Nourizadeh, 2012) – F
Tourist Trap (David Schmoeller, 1979) – B+
Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) – B
The Hitcher (Robert Harmon, 1986) – A-
The Changeling (Peter Medak, 1980) – B+
When a Stranger Calls (Fred Walton, 1979) – C+
Jacob’s Ladder (Adrian Lyne, 1990) – A-

November:
Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997) – A-
All is Lost (J.C. Chandor, 2013) – C+
The Driller Killer (Abel Ferrara, 1979) – A-
Nicky’s Film (Abel Ferrara, 1971) – No grade
The Hold-Up (Abel Ferrara, 1972) – C
Could This Be Love (Abel Ferrara, 1973) – B-
Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, 1980) – A-
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, 2013) – B-
The Delta (Ira Sachs, 1996) – B+
The Counselor (Ridley Scott, 2013) – C+
The Conjuring (James Wan, 2013) – C
Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg, 2013) – C+
The Big Combo (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955) – B+
Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980) – C
Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell, 1984) – A-
The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008) – B+
Five Deadly Venoms (Chang Cheh, 1978) – C
Boy Meets Girl (Leos Carax, 1984) – B+
The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2012) – B+
Polyester (John Waters, 1981) – A-
Modern Romance (Albert Brooks, 1981) – B
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013) – C-
Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972) – B+
Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004) – A-
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen brothers, 2013) – B+
Day for Night (Francois Truffaut, 1973) – B+
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Eric Rohmer, 1962) – B
Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (Eric Rohmer, 1960) – No rating
Suzanne’s Career (Eric Rohmer, 1963) –
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Francis Lawrence, 2013) – C
Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013) – B+
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957) – A-
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank, 1980) – B-
Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, 2013) – C+
Bad Milo (Jacob Vaughan, 2013) – W/O
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003) – B [gazillionth watch]
Where is the Friend’s Home? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987) – A-
The Wolverine (James Mangold, 2013) – C

December:
Oldboy (Spike Lee, 2013) – B-
A Serious Man (Coen brothers, 2009) – D+
Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan, 2012) – B+
The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999) – B+
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943) – No rating
At Land (Maya Deren, 1944) – No rating
Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog, 1992) – A-
Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971) –
35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis, 2008) – A-
Macon County Line (Richard Compton, 1974) – C
Friday Night (Claire Denis, 2002) – B
Hell in the Pacific (John Boorman, 1968) – B+
Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013) – D+
Machete Kills (Robert Rodriguez, 2013) – B-
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel, 1929) – A+
Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968) – B+
August: Osage County (John Wells, 2013) – C
The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1982) – A-
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) – D-
Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950) – B+
The Past (Asghar Farhadi, 2013) – C+
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Lee Daniels, 2013) – B
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) – A

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