1/22/2017

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ****

Focus On Film: Episode 49 – April 2017 Criterion Titles

Focus On Film Episode 49 is up!

As Danman & Rygar prepare for apocalypse (now!) and consider the possibilities of being pitted against each other on live television for world amusement, we chat Criterion, PC culture, and more!

In this episode:

"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella


Crimson Peak (2015) ***1/2

Upon a second viewing, my previous feelings remain largely the same. A feast for the eyes but falls short in some respects. That isn't to say this isn't a really good film and worthy of repeated viewings.

1/21/2017

Paterson (2016) ****

A poem for a poetic film about a poet:

Paterson Of Paterson

Paterson of Paterson,
loves his gorgeous cupcake-making
chiaroscuro-obsessed wife,
Lives with a devil dog, drives a bus,
sees twins and meets other poets.

1/08/2017

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer (1986) ****

Happy 6th Birthday, Blog!

My blog is 6 years old today!

Continuing the yearly trend, here's how many films I've watched:

2005 - 339 films
2006 - 369 films
2007 - 274 films
2008 - 270 films
2009 - 234 films
2010 - 188 films
2011 - 236 films
2012 - 253 films
2013 - 352 films
2014 - 347 films
2015 - 337 films
2016 - 269 films (quite the drop off from last year, which hopefully means I was keeping busy with other fun things)

And here's every film that I watched last year, if you care to peruse.


DATE(S)
TITLE(S)
YEAR
DIRECTOR(S)
FORMAT
1/1
The Hateful Eight
2015
Quentin Tarantino
Cinema/70mm
1/1
Hannibal Rising
2007
Peter Webber
DVD
1/2
Valhalla Rising
2009
Nicolas Winding Refn
BD
1/4
In Cold Blood
1967
Richard Brooks
BD
1/6
Carol
2015
Todd Haynes
Cinema
1/8
Sicario
2015
Denis Villeneuve
BD
1/9
What We Do In The Shadows
2014
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
BD Rip
1/10
The Revenant
2015
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cinema
1/10
Singin’ In The Rain
1952
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
BD Rip
1/12
Labyrinth
1986
Jim Henson
BD
1/13
Horror Hospital (aka Computer Killers)
1973
Antony Balch
Cinema/DVD
1/14
David Bowie: Five Years
2013
Francis Whately
HD Rip
1/15
The Prestige
2006
Christopher Nolan
BD
1/18
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
1983
Nagisa Ôshima
BD
1/19
The Ice Pirates
1984
Stewart Raffill
BD
1/20
Patrick
1978
Richard Franklin
Cinema/BD
1/21
Four Rooms
1995
Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
BD Rip
1/24
Bone Tomahawk
2015
S. Craig Zahler
Amazon
1/25
Die Hard
1988
John McTiernan
BD Rip
1/26
The Wrong Man
1956
Alfred Hitchcock
BD
1/27
Micmacs (Micmacs À Tire-Larigot)
2009
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cinema/DVD
1/28
Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) - Director's Cut
1975
Dario Argento
BD
1/30
A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin
1971
Lucio Fulci
BD
2/1
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
1990
Renny Harlin
BD
2/2
Snowpiercer
2013
Joon Ho Bong
BD Rip
2/3
The Psychic (Sette Note In Nero)
1977
Lucio Fulci
Cinema/DVD
2/4
The People Under The Stairs
1991
Wes Craven
BD Rip
2/5
Hail, Caesar!
2016
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cinema
2/6
Moon
2009
Duncan Jones
BD
2/6
The Man Who Fell To Earth
1976
Nicolas Roeg
BD Rip
2/8
Die Hard: With A Vengeance
1995
John McTiernan
BD Rip
2/9
The Brothers Grimm
2005
Terry Gilliam
BD Rip
2/11
Zoolander
2001
Ben Stiller
BD Rip
2/11
Zoolander 2
2016
Ben Stiller
Cinema
2/12
Pieces (Mil Gritos Tiene La Noche)
1982
Juan Piquer Simón
BD
2/13
The Big Short
2015
Adam McKay
Cinema
2/13
Live Free Or Die Hard
2007
Len Wiseman
BD Rip
2/14
Blue Valentine
2010
Derek Cianfrance
BD
2/14
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
1992
Francis Ford Coppola
BD
2/17
American Movie
1999
Chris Smith
Cinema/DVD
2/20
The Witch
2015
Robert Eggers
Cinema
2/21
I Confess
1953
Alfred Hitchcock
BD
2/23
The Big Sleep
1946
Howard Hawks
BD
2/24
Cinema Paradiso - Theatrical Version
1988
Guiseppe Tornatore
Cinema/BD
2/26
Triple 9
2016
John Hillcoat
Cinema
2/27
Lady Snowblood
1973
Toshiya Fujita
BD
2/27
Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance
1974
Toshiya Fujita
BD
2/28
Key Largo
1948
John Huston
BD
2/29
Human Highway
1982
Dean Stockwell, Neal Young
Cinema
2/29
Rust Never Sleeps
1979
Neil Young
Cinema
3/3
The Kid
1921
Charles Chaplin
BD
3/4
The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh
1977
John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
BD Rip
3/4
Goodnight Mommy
2014
Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
BD
3/6
The Last Dragon
1985
Michael Schultz
BD Rip
3/7
The Swimmer
1968
Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack (u)
BD Rip
3/9
Riki-Oh: The Story Of Ricky
1991
Ngai Choi Lam
Cinema/BD
3/10
Howard The Duck
1986
Willard Huyck
BD
3/12
The Brothers Grimsby
2016
Louis Leterrier
Cinema
3/12
10 Cloverfield Lane
2016
Dan Trachtenberg
Cinema
3/13
Inside Llewyn Davis
2013
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
BD
3/16
Rabid
1977
David Cronenberg
Cinema/DVD
3/19
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
2016
John Lee

3/20
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
2007
Andrew Dominik
BD Rip
3/21
The Great Mouse Detective
1986
Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker
BD Rip
3/22
Jamaica Inn
1939
Alfred Hitchcock
BD Rip
3/23
We Are Still Here
2015
Ted Geoghegan
Cinema/BD
3/24
The Graduate
1967
Mike Nichols
BD
3/25
Dead Alive (Braindead)
1992
Peter Jackson
BD
3/26
Chasing Banksy
2015
Frank Henenlotter
Cinema
3/27
Trash Fire
2016
Richard Bates, Jr.
Cinema
3/28
Suburban Gothic
2014
Richard Bates, Jr.
Amazon
3/29
Corruption
1983
Roger Watkins
BD Rip
3/30
The Thing With Two Heads
1972
Lee Frost
Cinema/BD
3/31
Get Mean
1975
Ferdinando Baldi
BD Rip
3/31
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
1972
Bob Clark
BD Rip
4/1
The Hateful Eight
2015
Quentin Tarantino
BD
4/2
Léon: The Professional - Extended Version
1994
Luc Besson
BD
4/2-4/3
La Femme Nikita
1990
Luc Besson
BD
4/3
Invasion U.S.A.
1985
Joseph Zito
BD Rip
4/3
Tenebrae (Tenebre)
1982
Dario Argento
BD Rip
4/5
The Devil’s Sword
1984
Ratno Timoer
DVD Rip
4/6
Opera
1987
Dario Argento
Cinema/DVD
4/7
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2015
J.J Abrams
BD
4/8
The Connection (La French)
2014
Cédric Jimenez
HD Rip
4/9
Best In Show
2000
Christopher Guest
Netflix
4/10
A Mighty Wind
2003
Christopher Guest
BD Rip
4/13
Frankenhooker
1990
Frank Henenlotter
Cinema/BD
4/14
Birdman Of Alcatraz
1962
John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton (u)
BD Rip
4/15
Don’t Torture A Duckling
1972
Lucio Fulci
BD Rip
4/16
Suspicion
1941
Alfred Hitchcock
BD
4/20
The Hidden
1987
Jack Sholder
Cinema/DVD
4/21
The Black Cat
1981
Lucio Fulci
BD Rip
4/22
The Jungle Book
2016
Jon Favreau
Cinema
4/23
Purple Rain
1984
Albert Magnoli
Cinema
4/24
Traumnovelle
1969
Wolfgang Glück
YouTube Rip
4/26
Midnight Special
2016
Jeff Nichols
Cinema
4/27
Amazon Women On The Moon
1987
Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss
Cinema/DVD
4/28
Keanu
2016
Peter Atencio
Cinema
4/29
Green Room
2015
Jeremy Saulnier
Cinema
5/1
Enter The Ninja
1981
Menahem Golan
BD Rip
5/1
Revenge Of The Ninja
1983
Sam Firstenberg
BD Rip
5/2
Pray For Death
1985
Gordon Hessler
BD Rip
5/2
Rage Of Honor
1987
Gordon Hessler
BD Rip
5/3
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key
1972
Sergio Martino
BD Rip
5/4
Bad Taste
1987
Peter Jackson
Cinema/DVD
5/5
The Last Picture Show
1971
Peter Bogdanovich
BD Rip
5/8
It Happened One Night
1934
Frank Capra
BD
5/9
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
1966
Mike Nichols
BD
5/13
Amadeus - Director's Cut
1984
Milos Forman
BD Rip
5/15
Dead Ringers
1988
David Cronenberg
HD Rip
5/16
The Fly
1986
David Cronenberg
BD
5/17
Eastern Promises
2007
David Cronenberg
BD
5/18
Gummo
1997
Harmony Korine
Cinema/DVD
5/20
The Nice Guys
2016
Shane Black
Cinema
5/22
Dark Passage
1947
Delmer Daves
BD
5/23
The Witch
2015
Robert Eggers
BD
5/25
Motel Hell
1980
Kevin Connor
Cinema/BD
5/26
Manhunter - Director’s Cut
1986
Michael Mann
BD
5/27
X-Men: Apocalypse
2016
Bryan Singer
Cinema
5/30
Pete’s Dragon
1977
Don Chaffey
BD Rip
6/1
Intruder
1989
Scott Spiegel
Cinema/DVD
6/2
Antiviral
2012
Brandon Cronenberg
BD Rip
6/3
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
2016
Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
Cinema
6/4
The Lobster
2015
Yorgos Lanthimos
Cinema
6/5
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
1974
Tobe Hooper
BD
6/5
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
1986
Tobe Hooper
BD
6/6
Jurassic Park
1993
Steven Spielberg
BD
6/7
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
1997
Steven Spielberg
BD
6/8
Death Wish 3
1985
Michael Winner
Cinema/DVD
6/9
Jurassic Park III
2001
Joe Johnston
BD
6/10
The Conjuring 2
2016
James Wan
Cinema
6/11
Jurassic World
2015
Colin Trevorrow
BD
6/12
Polytechnique
2009
Denis Villeneuve
BD
6/13
Incendies
2010
Denis Villeneuve
BD
6/14
Hail, Caesar!
2016
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
BD
6/15
To Be Takei
2014
Jennifer M. Kroot
Cinema/DVD
6/17
De Palma
2015
Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
Cinema
6/19
Father’s Day
2011
Astron-6
BD Rip
6/20
The Long Good Friday
1980
John Mackenzie
BD Rip
6/21
Sisters
1973
Brian De Palma
BD Rip
6/22
Escape From New York
1981
John Carpenter
Cinema/BD
6/24
The Neon Demon
2016
Nicolas Winding Refn
Cinema
6/26
The Wicker Man - The Final Cut
1973
Robin Hardy
BD Rip
6/28
Planet Terror
2007
Robert Rodriguez
BD Rip
6/30
Society
1989
Brian Yuzna
Cinema/BD
7/2
Swiss Army Man
2016
Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Cinema
7/7
Weiner-Dog
2016
Todd Solondz
Cinema
7/10
The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three
1974
Joseph Sargent
BD
7/11
A Cat In The Brain
1990
Lucio Fulci
BD
7/12
Wet Hot American Summer
2001
David Wain
BD Rip
7/13
Humanoids From The Deep
1980
Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami (u)
Cinema/DVD
7/15
The BFG
2016
Steven Spielberg
Cinema
7/17
Blessid
2014
Rob Fitz
Amazon
7/24
The Return Of The Living Dead
1985
Dan O'Bannon
BD
7/25
More Brains! A Return To The Living Dead
2011
Bill Philputt
BD
7/26
To Have And Have Not
1944
Howard Hawks
BD
7/27
Switchblade Sisters
1975
Jack Hill
Cinema/DVD
7/28
Fantastic Planet (Le planète sauvage)
1973
René Laloux
BD
7/29
Carnival Of Souls
1962
Herk Harvey
BD
7/31
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
1964
Stanley Kubrick
BD
8/2
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
1978
Philip Kaufman
BD
8/3
Corruption
1968
Robert Hartford-Davis
BD
8/4
The Manchurian Candidate
1962
John Frankenheimer
BD
8/5
Only Angels Have Wings
1939
Howard Hawks
BD
8/8
In A Lonely Place
1950
Nicholas Ray
BD
8/9
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
1958
Richard Brooks
BD
8/10
The Island
1980
Michael Ritchie
Cinema/BD
8/12
Miami Connection
1987
Y.K. Kim, Woo-sang Park
BD
8/13
The New World - The First Cut
2005
Terrence Malick
BD
8/15
Compañeros (Vamos A Matar, Compañeros)
1970
Sergio Corbucci
BD Rip
8/19
The Signal
2014
William Eubank
Amazon
8/20
Blade Runner - The Final Cut
1982
Ridley Scott
BD
8/21-8/22
Elvis
1979
John Carpenter
BD
8/23
The Hunt For The Wilderpeople
2016
Taika Waititi
Cinema
8/24
Dolls
1987
Stuart Gordon
Cinema/BD
8/25
The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
1984
W.D. Richter
BD
8/26
Don't Breathe
2016
Fede Alvarez
Cinema
8/28
The Fountain
2006
Darren Aronofsky
BD Rip
8/29
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
1971
Mel Stuart
BD
8/29
Young Frankenstein
1974
Mel Brooks
BD
8/30
Miss Sharon Jones!
2015
Barbara Kopple
Cinema
8/31
Venom
1981
Piers Haggard
Cinema/BD
9/1
31
2016
Rob Zombie
Cinema
9/3
Hell Or High Water
2016
David Mackenzie
Cinema
9/3
The Producers
1967
Mel Brooks
BD
9/4
Blazing Saddles
1974
Mel Brooks
BD
9/5
Session 9
2001
Brad Anderson
BD Rip
9/6
The Iron Giant
1999
Brad Bird
BD
9/7
Witch Hunt
2016
Richard Chandler
Cinema
9/8
The Light Between Oceans
2016
Derek Cianfrance
Cinema
9/9
Die You Zombie Bastards! - Widescreen Version
2005
Caleb Emerson
BD
9/11
Green Room
2015
Jeremy Saulnier
BD Rip
9/12
Near Dark
1987
Kathryn Bigelow
BD
9/13
The Transformers: The Movie - Widescreen Version
1986
Nelson Shin
BD
9/18
Macbeth
2015
Justin Kurzel
Amazon
9/23
The Fearless Vampire Killers
1967
Roman Polanski
DVD Rip
9/24
Phantasm
1979
Joe Coscarelli
Cinema
9/25
High Noon
1952
Fred Zinnemann
BD
9/27
Labyrinth
1986
Jim Henson
BD
9/27
An American Werewolf In London
1981
John Landis
BD
9/28
The Boogens
1981
James L. Conway
Cinema/BD
9/30
The Neon Demon
2016
Nicolas Winding Refn
BD
10/1
What We Do In The Shadows
2014
Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
BD Rip
10/1
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
1989
Stephen Herek
St
10/1
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
1991
Peter Hewitt
BD
10/4
Raising Cain - Director’s Cut
1992
Brian De Palma
BD
10/5
The House By The Cemetery
1981
Lucio Fulci
BD
10/11
The Thing
1982
John Carpenter
BD
10/12
Chopping Mall
1986
Jim Wynorski
Cinema/DVD
10/15
Carrie
1976
Brian De Palma
BD
10/19
Night Of The Creeps - Director's Cut
1986
Fred Dekker
Cinema/BD
10/22
The Pit
1981
Lew Lehman
BD
10/23
Nighthawks
1981
Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson (uncredited)
BD
10/25
The Hills Have Eyes
1977
Wes Craven
BD
10/26
Dagon
2001
Stuart Gordon
Cinema/DVD
10/27
Freaked
1993
Tom Stern, Alex Winter
BD
10/30
Glengarry Glen Ross
1992
James Foley
BD
10/31
Beetlejuice
1988
Tim Burton
BD
11/1
The Exorcist III - Director’s Cut
1990
William Peter Blatty
BD
11/4
Passion
2012
Brian De Palma
BD
11/4
Cat People
1942
Jacques Tourneur
BD
11/5
Blood Simple
1984
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
BD
11/5
Body Double
1984
Brian De Palma
BD
11/8
Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto Del Fauno)
2006
Guillermo Del Toro
BD
11/9
Kundo: Age Of The Rampant
2014
Jong-bin Yun
Cinema/BD
11/10
Bubba Ho-tep
2002
Don Coscarelli
BD
11/11
Gimme Danger
2016
Jim Jarmusch
Cinema
11/13
Lone Wolf And Cub: Sword Of Vengeance
1972
Kenji Misumi
BD
11/13
Arrival
2016
Denis Villeneuve
Cinema
11/14
Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx
1972
Kenji Misumi
BD
11/15
Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart To Hades
1972
Kenji Misumi
BD
11/17
Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In Peril
1972
Buichi Saito
BD
11/18
C.H.U.D.
1984
Douglas Cheek
BD
11/19
Lone Wolf And Cub: Baby Cart In The Land Of Demons
1973
Kenji Misumi
BD
11/20
Lone Wolf And Cub: White Heaven In Hell
1974
Yoshiyuki Kuroda
BD
11/21
Coffee And Cigarettes
2003
Jim Jarmusch
BD
11/22
Punch-Drunk Love
2002
Paul Thomas Anderson
BD
11/23
Cronos
1993
Guillermo Del Toro
Cinema/BD
11/24
Body Snatchers
1993
Abel Ferrra
BD
11/25
To Live And Die In L.A.
1985
William Friedkin
BD
11/26
Valley Of The Dolls
1967
Mark Robson
BD
11/26
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
1970
Russ Meyer
BD
11/27
Performance
1970
Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
BD
11/29
Triple 9
2016
John Hillcoat
BD
11/29
On Dangerous Ground
1952
Nicholas Ray
BD
11/30
The Sword And The Sorcerer
1982
Albert Pyun
Cinema/DVD
12/2
The Squid And The Whale
2005
Noah Baumbach
BD
12/4
Time Bandits
1981
Terry Gilliam
BD
12/5
Moonlight
2016
Barry Jenkins
Cinema
12/6
Christine
2016
Antonio Campos
Cinema
12/8
Everest
2015
Baltasar Kormákur
BD
12/9
The Wailing (Goksung)
2016
Hong-jin Na
BD
12/11
Stand By Me
1986
Rob Reiner
BD
12/11
Metropolis
1927
Fritz Lang
BD Rip
12/12
Extraordinary Tales
2013
Raul Garcia
BD Rip
12/13
Nocturnal Animals
2016
Tom Ford
Cinema
12/14
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
2010
Jalmari Helander
Cinema/DVD
12/15
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2016
Gareth Edwards
Cinema
12/16
The Lobster
2015
Yorgos Lanthimos
BD Rip
12/17
Black Christmas
1974
Bob Clark
BD
12/17
Creepshow 2
1987
Michael Gornick
BD
12/18
Dreams
1990
Akira Kurosawa, Ishiro Honda (u)
BD
12/19
Manchester By The Sea
2016
Kenneth Lonergan
Cinema
12/21
Silent Night, Deadly Night
1984
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Cinema/DVD
12/25
Selma
2014
Ava DuVernay
HDTV
12/27
The Handmaiden
2016
Chan-wook Park
Cinema
12/28
1990: The Bronx Warriors
1982
Enzo G. Castellari
Cinema/DVD
12/29
Innerspace
1987
Joe Dante
BD
12/30
Moonwalker
1988
Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers
BD