01
Jan
09

happy ’09

this is what i watched last year. fewer titles than ’07, but 5 seasons of the wire and some other shows make up a lot of the difference

The Big Bad Swim (2006, Setton)
Rescue Dawn (2006, Herzog)
Shattered (2007, Barker)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007, Scott)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997, Eastwood) (r)
Protagonist (2007, Yu)
3:10 to Yuma (2007, Mangold)
Performance (1970, Cammell/Roeg) (r)
Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004, Metzler/Springer)
Crime Wave (1954, de Toth)
Day One (1989, Sargent)
I Live in Fear (1955, A Kurosawa)
He Was a Quiet Man (2007, Cappello)
No Regrets for Our Youth (1946, A Kurosawa)
Chalk (2003, Akel)
Hotel Reserve (1944, Comforrt/Greenbaum/Hanbury)
Blade Runner: Dangerous Days (2007, de Lauzirika)
Tokyo Drifter (1966, Suzuki)
Adam’s Apples (2005, Jensen)
Nightfall (1957, Tourneur)
Overlord (1975, Cooper)
Dark Blue Almost Black (Azuloscurocasinegro) (2006, Arevalo)
The Island (Ostrov) (2006, Lungin)
King of California (2007, Cahill)
Saint Jack (1979, Bogdanovich) (r)
The Hunted (2003, Friedkin)
Five Easy Pieces (1970, Rafelson) (r)
52 Pick-Up (1986, Frankenheimer)
Thunder Rock (1942, Boulting)
Secret Agent (series)
The Way to the Stars (1945, Asquith)
Missing Victor Pellerin (2006, Deraspe)
The Nines (2007, August)
H. H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer (2004, Borowski)
The Invasion (2007, Hirschbiegel)
They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Cavalcante)
The Brave One (2007, Jordan)
Gone Baby Gone (2007, Affleck)
Still Life (2006, Jia)
The Man from Earth (2007, Schenkman)
Fierce People (2005, Dunne)
The Five Senses (1999, Podeswa)
Syndromes and a Century (2006, Weerasethakul)
In the Valley of Elah (2007, Haggis)
The Mudge Boy (2004, Burke)
Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2006, Scurlock)
La Pointe-courte (1954, Vardas)
Michael Clayton (2007, Gilroy)
Vertigo 2005: U2 live from Chicago (2005, Hamilton/Forstadt)
Death at a Funeral (2007, Oz)
The Idiot (1951, Kurosawa)
Hotel Babylon (2006, season 1)
The Arrival (1996, Twohy)
The Yacoubian Building (2006, Hamed)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Dominik)
Monsieur Hire (1989, Leconte)
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood (2008, Smith)
Radiant City (2006, Brown/Burns)
Unknown Pleasures (2002, Jia)
Blue Remembered Hills (1979, Gibson)
There Will Be Blood (2007, Anderson)
State of Play (2003, Yates)
Gerry (2002, Van Sant)
No Country for Old Men (2007, Coen)
Khadak (2006, Brosens/Woodworth)
Into the Wild (2007, Penn)
A Crude Awakening (2006, Gelpke/McCormack/Caduff)
Nightmare Detective (2006, Tsukamoto)
La vallee (Schroeder, 1972)
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006, Dukic)
Strange Culture (2006, Leeson)
Joshua (2001, Ratliff)
The Rabbit Is Me (1965, Maetzig)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007, Anderson)
PU-239 (2006, Burns)
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (2007, Crump)
The Mist (2007, Darabont)
Lawless Heart (2001, Hunsinger/Hunter)
No Way Out (1950, Mankiewicz)
The Hunting Party (2007, Shepard)
National Geographic: Six Degrees That Could Change the World (2007)
Cautiva (2003, Biraben)
Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou) (r)
Retribution (2006, K Kurosawa)
The Wire (seasons 1 & 2)
This Sporting LIfe (1963, Anderson)
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007, Bier)
Naked (1993, Leigh)
The Orphanage (2007, Bayona)
Tight Spot (1955, Karlson)
Reservation Road (2007, George)
The Horse’s Mouth (1958, Neame) (r)
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007, Lumet)
Ils (Them) (2006, Moreau/Palud)
Heartbeat Detector (La Question humaine) (2006, Klotz)
Juno (2007, Reitman)
Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2006, Farhadi)
Shotgun Freeway (1995, Neville/Pallenberg)
The 4th Dimension (2006, Mottera/Mazzoni)
Five (1951, Oboler)
Redacted (2007, de Palma)
All the President’s Men (1976, Pakula) (r)
Walk All Over Me (2007, Cuffley)
Delirious (2006, DiCillo)
The Departed (2007, Scorsese)
Perfect Parents (2006, Ahearne)
Stray Bullet (1960, Yu)
Wilby Wonderful (2004, MacIvor)
Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006, Canuel)
Waking Life (2001, Linklater) (r)
Stepping Razor: Red X (1992, Campbell)
The Andromeda Strain (2008, Salomon)
The Walker (2007, Schrader)
The Mob (1951, Parrish)
Noriko’s Dinner Table (2005, Sono)
The Street With No Name (1948, Keighley)
Boarding Gate (2007, Assayas)
Duffy (1968, Parrish)
Shadows in the Dark: THe Val Lewton Legacy (2005, Jones)
Control (2007, Corbijn)
Against All Odds (1984, Hackford) (r)
Cat People (1942, Tourneur)
Out of the Blue (2006, Sarkies)
Ballad of Narayama (1983, Imamura) (r)
There Was a Father (1942, Ozu)
Joy Division (2007, Gee)
The Seventh Victim (1943, Robson) (r)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007, Mungiu)
Grace Is Gone (2007, Strouse)
The Beautiful Washing Machine (2004, Lee) (r)
Almost Famous (2000, Crowe) (r)
The Buddha of Suburbia (1993, Michell)
A History of Violence (2005, Cronenberg) (r)
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006, Rohal)
Party Monster (2003, Bailey/Barbato)
Persepolis (2007, Paronnoud, Satrapi)
Blast of Silence (1961, Baron)
Caramel (2007, Labaki)
Das Boot – the Director’s Cut (1981, Petersen)
L’Avventura (1961, Antonioni) (r)
Los Muertos (2004, Alonso)
In Bruges (2008, McDonagh)
Marion Bridge (2002, von Carolsfeld)
factotum (2005, Hamer) (r)
Congorama (2006, Falardeau)
Whispering City (1947, Otsep)
God Told Me To (1976, Cohen)
The Adjuster (1991, Egoyan) (r)
In a Lonely Place (1950, Ray) (r)
The Furies (1950, Mann)
RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007, O’Sullivan)
10th District Court (2004, Depardon)
Dirty Money (Un flic) (1972, Melville)
Times and Winds (2006, Erdem)
Amores Perros (2000, Inarritu)
La Otra Conquista (1998, Carrasco)
Mr Hoover & I (1989, de Antonio)
Jekyll (BBC series, 2007)
La Notte (1961, Antonioni)
Billion Dollar Brain (1967, Russell) (r)
Strangers on a Train (1951, Hitchcock) (r)
The Cool School: How L.A. Learned to Love Modern Art (2008, Neville)
Joni Mitchell: Refuge of the Roads (1984, Mitchell)
The Slender Thread (1965, Pollack)
Carol’s Journey (2002, Uribe)
The Counterfeiters (2007, Ruzowitzky)
Before the Rain (1994, Manchevski)
Easy Living (1936, Leisen)
Manda Bala (2007, Kohn)
Man in the Attic (1953, Fregonese)
Ten Seconds to Hell (1959, Aldrich)
Nightmare (1956, Shane) (r)
Quid Pro Quo (2008, Brooks)
The Last Winter (2006, Fessenden)
Housewife, 49 (2006, Millar) (BBC)
Desert Fury (1947, Allen)
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007, Perelman)
Illicit (1931, Mayo)
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972, Herzog) (r)
The Small Back Room (1949, Powell/Pressburger)
John from Cincinnati (2007, created by David Milch)
I Remember Me (2000, Snyder)
Witness to Murder (1954, Rowland)
Late Autumn (1960, Ozu)
Hearts of Darkness (1991, Bahr/Hickelooper/Coppola) (r)
The Forsaken Land (2006, Jayasundara)
The Heart of the Matter (1953, O’Ferrall)
Framed (1975, Karlson)
Night of the Hunter (1955, Laughton) (r)
Belle Toujours (2006, de Oliveira)
The Signal (2007, Bruckner/Bush/Gentry)
Outsourced (2006, Jeffcoat)
Man with a Gun (1955, Wilson)
The Changeling (1980, Medak)
Dark Victory (1939, Goulding)
Help Me Eros (2007, Kang-sheng)
Death of a Cyclist (1955, Bardem)
Chronicle of an Escape (2006, Caetano)
Dragonwyck (1946, Mankiewicz)
Snow Angels (2007, Green)
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003, Duguay) (TV)
Surfwise (2007, Pray)
A Town Like Alice (1956, Lee)
WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971, Makavejev)
Arctic Son (2006, Walton)
The Chumscrubber (2005, Posin)
The Wire (season 4)
Into the Arms of Strangers (2007, Harris)
The Forest for the Trees (2003, Ade)
Words for the Dying (1990, Nilsson)
Shadows in Paradise (1986, Kaurismaki)
The Ascent (1977, Shepitko)
Boomerang (1947, Kazan)
Bloodline (2008, Burgess)
Rothko’s Rooms: The Life and Works of an American Artist (2000, Thompson)
The Captive City (1952, Wise)
Far North (2007, Kapadia)
Le Deuxieme Souffle (1966, Melville)
The Cruel Sea (1953, Frend)
Lou Reed’s Berlin (2007, Schnabel)
The Earrings of Madame de … (1953, Ophuls)
Life After People (History Channel)
Paranoid Park (2007, Van Sant)
Le Doulos (1962, Melville)
Ariel (1988, Kaurismaki)
The October Man (1947, Baker)
The Razor’s Edge (1984, Byrum) (r)
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007, Gibney)
The Wire – season 5
Red (2008, Diesen/McKee)
Flight of the Red Balloon (2007, Hou)
Duckman – seasons 1 & 2
Ultraviolet (BBC)
The Last Enemy (BBC, 2008)
Mirage (1965, Dmytryk)
The Crooked Way (1949, Florey) (r)
Dresden (2006, Richter) (German TV)
Ghosts of the Civil Dead (1988, Hillcoat)
The Horse Thief (1986, Zhuangzhuang) (r)
Road House (1948, Negulesco)
Transsiberian (2008, Anderson)
Mister Foe (2007, Mackenzie)
The Bucket List (2008, Reiner)
Casa de Lava (1994, Costa)
La Frontera (1991, Larrain)
Milarepa: Magician Murderer Saint (2006, Chokling)
The Edge of Heaven (2007, Akin)
The Good Life (2007, Berra)
Ossos (1997, Costa)
A Wonderful Night in Split (2004, Ostojic)
Osaka Elegy (1936, Mizoguchi)
Goya (1971, Quevado)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007, Herzog)
The Source (1999, Workman) (r)
L’eclisse (1962, Antonioni) (r)
The Match Factory Girl (1990, Kaurismaki)
Winter Light (1962, Bergman)
I Cover the Waterfront (1933, Cruze)
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987,Hara)
Flood (2007, Mitchell)
All Night Long (1962, Dearden)
The War Zone (1999, Roth)
The Offence (1972, Lumet)
The Dark Knight (2008, Nolan)
Vampyr (1932, Dreyer) (r)
Magnolia (1999, Anderson) (r)
Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966, Reisz)
Less Than Zero (1987, Kanievska) (r)
Wanted for Murder (1946, Huntington)
Henry and June (1990, Kaufman) (r)
Blind Shaft (2003, Li)
Damnation (1988, Tarr)
Holiday Inn (1942, Sandrich) (r)
The Cheaters (1945, Kane)
Waydowntown (2000, Burns)
Beyond Our Differences (2008, Bisanz)
The Grocer’s Son (2007, Guirado)
WALL-E (2008, Stanton)
Antares (2004, Spielmann)
Cluny Brown (1946, Lubiesch) (r)
Fashions of 1934 (1934, Dieterle)
Ghost Town (2008, Koepp)
Clockwise (1986, Morahan) (r)

hope we all have a great year!

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