Let’s Get Criterion Presents: Design For Living (1933, Ernst Lubitsch)


So this where Putting On The Ritz got the line about Gary Cooper, who in this film is not a stoic hero but is instead a lovable cad involved in a three way affair with Fredric March and Miriam Hopkins. She becomes their muse and also the source of trouble between the two of them in a delightful comedy of manners that is elegant and about going from struggling artist to successful upper class. However as they say you can take the troublemakers out of of trouble, yet you can’t take the trouble out of the troublemakers. Something like that, I guess.

Ernst Lubitsch created a modern sensibility in the 1930s and Wes Anderson basically copied his shtick. This is my kind of romantic comedy movie, and while it is largely fluff the trio of Cooper, March and Hopkins plus the snappy one liners elevates some of the more thin material. I will most likely see Design for Living again later, perhaps on a gloomy day when I need a fine pick me up. The Blu-ray looks fantastic and as I may have noted before it’s the really old films that benefit the most from these restorations.

Movie Log 2022


You know the drill.

January:

  1. Return of the Street Fighter (1974, Ozawa)-82, Tubi
  2. Santa Sangre (1989, Jodorowsky)-91, Tubi
  3. The Guns of Navarone (1961, Thompson)-94, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976, Cimber)-94, Shudder/Tubi
  5. Ichi The Killer (2001, Miike)-91, Shudder
  6. Dream No Evil (1970, Hayes)-60, Shudder
  7. Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973, Speeth)-70, Shudder
  8. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979, Wise)-75, Hulu
  9. The Matrix Resurrections (2021, Wachowski)-86, Theater Viewing
  10. Dark August (1976,  Goldman)-80, Shudder
  11. Winterbeast (1991, Thies)-83, Shudder
  12. Fatal Exam (1990, Snyder)-71, Shudder
  13. The French Dispatch (2021, Anderson)-100, RedBox
  14. Beyond Dream’s Door (1989, Woelfel)-83, Shudder
  15. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009, Sommers)-54, Netflix Instant Viewing
  16. Carlito’s Way (1993, De Palma)-96, Tubi
  17. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021, Watts)-93, Theater Viewing
  18. Eternals (2021, Zhao)-60, Disney+
  19. Encanto (2021, HowardBush)-80, Disney+
  20. Massacre In Dinosaur Valley (1985, Tarantini)-70, Tubi
  21. Luca (2021, Casarosa)-92, Disney+
  22. Coco (2017, Molina, Unkrich)-98, Disney+
  23. Scream (2022, Bettinelli-Olpin, Gillett)-85, Theater Viewing

February:

  1. (24) Leptirica (1973, Kadijević)-85, Shudder
  2. (25) The Child (1977, Voskanian)-55, Shudder
  3. (26) Son of Frankenstein (1939, Lee)-88, Shudder
  4. (27) House of Frankenstein (1944, Kenton)-60, Shudder
  5. (28) The Black Cat (1934, Ulmer)-92, Shudder
  6. (29) The Most Dangerous Game (1932, Pichel, Schoedsack)-84, Tubi
  7. (30) And Then There Were None (1945, René Clair)-85, Tubi
  8. (31) Cherry Falls (2000, Wright)-40, Shudder
  9. (32) Licorice Pizza (2021, Anderson)-100, Theater Viewing
  10. (33) Algiers (1938, Cromwell)-80, Tubi
  11. (34) Valentine (2001, Blanks)-70, Shudder
  12. (35) Eyes Of Fire (1983, Crounse)-90, Shudder
  13. (36) Clearcut (1991, Bugajski)-91, Shudder
  14. (37) De dødes tjern (1958, Bergstrøm)-93, Shudder
  15. (38) Il Demonio (1963, Brunello Rondi)-94, Shudder
  16. (39) The King’s Man (2021, Vaughn)-45, Hulu
  17. (40) The Premonition (1976, Allen)-55, Shudder
  18. (41) Alison’s Birthday (1981, Coughlan)-83, Shudder
  19. (42) The Harder They Fall (2021, Samuel)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (43) Sonic the Hedgehog (2020, Fowler)-88, Hulu
  21. (44) Free Guy (2021, Levy)-90, Disney+

March:

  1. (45) Black Sunday (1977, Frankenheimer)-71, Hulu
  2. (46) Darkman (1990, Raimi)-90, Shudder
  3. (47) Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995, May)-70, Shudder
  4. (48) Contagion (2011, Soderbergh)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (49) Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996, May)-35, Shudder
  6. (50) From Hell It Came (1957, Milner)-63, Tubi
  7. (51) The Eagle Has Landed (1976, Sturges)-90, Tubi
  8. (52) Stalag 17 (1953, Wilder)-100, Tubi
  9. (53) Wilcyca (1983, Piestrak)-85, Shudder
  10. (54) Spencer (2021, Larraín)-90, Hulu
  11. (55) Paddington 2 (2017, King)-95, Tubi
  12. (56) The King of Comedy (1983, Scorsese)-85, Hulu
  13. (57) In a Valley of Violence (2016, West)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
  14. (58) Nightmare Alley (2021, del Toro)-88, Hulu
  15. (59) X (2021, West)-93, Theater Viewing
  16. (60) Death On The Nile (2022, Branagh)-77, Theater Viewing
  17. (61) Massacre Mafia Style (1974, Mitchell)-81, Tubi
  18. (62) The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974, Sargent)-100, Tubi
  19. (63) Don’t Look Up (2021, McKay)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (64) Cutter’s Way (1981, Passer)-95, Tubi
  21. (65) The Insider (1999, Mann)-97, Hulu
  22. (66) Hudson Hawk (1991, Lehmann)-55, Netflix Instant Viewing
  23. (67) Trouble Every Day (2001, Denis)-91, Shudder
  24. (68) High Tension (2003, Aja)-87, Shudder
  25. (69) Way Down East (1920, Griffith)-90, Tubi

April:

  1. (70) Rome, Armed to the Teeth/The Tough Ones (1976, Lenzi)-85, Tubi
  2. (71) Man On Fire (1987, Chouraqui)-80, Hulu
  3. (72) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990, Barron)-71, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (73) The January Man (1989, O’Connor)-45, Tubi
  5. (74) À l’intérieur (2007, Paradis and Dalle)-92, Shudder
  6. (75) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991, Pressman)-40, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (76) Hackers (1995, Softley)-75, Tubi
  8. (77) Double Team (1997, Hark)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
  9. (78) Geronimo: An American Legend (1993, Hill)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
  10. (79) Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022, Kwan and Scheinert)-100, Theater Viewing
  11. (80) Roxanne (1987, Schepisi)-90, Hulu
  12. (81) The Addams Family (1991, Sonnenfeld)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
  13. (82) The Net (1995, Winkler)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
  14. (83) The General’s Daughter (1999, West)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
  15. (84) Rush (2013, Howard)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
  16. (85) The Imitation Game (2014, Tyldum)-86, Netflix Instant Viewing
  17. (86) Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988, De Bello)-83, Tubi
  18. (87) Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990, Kaufman)-75, Tubi
  19. (88) Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016, Flanagan)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
  20. (89) Army of the Dead (2021, Snyder)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  21. (90) Frontier(s) (2007, Gens)-75, Shudder
  22. (91) The Northman (2022,  Eggers)-94, Theater Viewing
  23. (92) The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022, Gormican)-87, Theater Viewing
  24. (93) Martyrs (2008, Laugier)-91, Shudder
  25. (94) Antropophagus (1980, D’Amato)-35, Shudder

May:

  1. (95) Easy A (2010, Gluck)-90, Hulu
  2. (96) The Devils (1971, Russell)-90, Shudder
  3. (97) Blade: Trinity (2004, Goyer)-45, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (98) Blackhat (2015, Mann)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (99) Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (2022, Fowler)-92, Theater Viewing
  6. (100) The Devil’s Own (1997, Pakula)-57, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (101) Eaten Alive (1976, Hooper)-73, Shudder
  8. (102) A Beautiful Mind (2001, Howard)-60, Hulu
  9. (103) The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976, Gessner)-90, Shudder
  10. (104) Invasion U.S.A. (1985, Zito)-83, Tubi
  11. (105) Fatal Beauty (1987, Holland)-81, Tubi
  12. (106) Brannigan (1975, Hickox)-70, Tubi
  13. (107) Cat Ballou (1965, Silverstein)-95, Plex
  14. (108) The Good Dinosaur (2015, Sohn)-86, Disney+
  15. (109) Pig (2021, Sarnoski)-93, Hulu
  16. (110) Suburban Gothic (2014, Bates Jr.)-55, Hulu
  17. (111) Logan Lucky (2017, Soderbergh)-81, Hulu
  18. (112) The House That Jack Built (2018, von Trier)-80, Hulu
  19. (113) Splash (1984, Howard)-75, Disney+
  20. (114) The English Patient (1996, Minghella)-95, Pluto TV
  21. (115) Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017, Shizuno and Seshita)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing

June:

  1. (116) Slaughterhouse (1987, Roessler)-67, Shudder
  2. (117) Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008, Stoller)-90, Hulu
  3. (118) Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Kosinski)-90, Theater Viewing
  4. (119) Married To The Mob (1988, Demme)-85, RedBox
  5. (120) Iron Monkey (1977, Kuan-tai)-90, Tubi
  6. (121) 7 Grandmasters (1978, Kuo)-93, Tubi
  7. (122) The Freakmaker aka The Mutations (1974, Cardiff)-30, Shudder
  8. (123) Coffy (1973, Hill)-84, Tubi
  9. (124) Foxy Brown (1974, Hill)-85, Tubi
  10. (125) The Gunfighter (1950, King)-100, Tubi
  11. (126) The Unforgiven (1960, Huston)-85, Tubi
  12. (127) Texas Across The River (1966, Gordon)-53, Grit TV
  13. (128) Dick (1999, Fleming)-75, Hulu
  14. (129) Alligator II: The Mutation (1990, Hess)-35, Shudder
  15. (130) The Tall T (1957, Boetticher)-90, Tubi
  16. (131) The Beastmaster (1982, Coscarelli)-80, Public Library DVD
  17. (132) Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Kelly, Donen)-100, Public Library DVD
  18. (133) Hellbender (2021, Adams, Poser, Adams)-87, Shudder
  19. (134) Thirst (2019, , )-80, Shudder
  20. (135) Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018, Shizuno and Seshita)-71, Netflix Instant Viewing

July:

  1. (136) Creature with the Atom Brain (1955, Cahn)-71, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  2. (137) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022, Raimi)-73, Disney+
  3. (138) The Werewolf (1956, Sears)-85, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  4. (139) Zombies of Mora Tau (1957, Cahn)-58, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  5. (140) The Giant Claw (1957, Sears)-75, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  6. (141) Massacre Time (1966, Fulci)-85, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  7. (142) My Name Is Pecos (1966, Lucidi)-80, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  8. (143) Swing Time (1936, Stevens)-90, Criterion Blu-ray
  9. (144) The Gray Man (2022, Russo Brothers)-82, Movie Theater Viewing
  10. (145) Shaft’s Big Score! (1972, Parks)-75, Criterion Blu-ray
  11. (146) Bandidos (1967, Dallamano)-90, Arrow Films Video Blu-ray
  12. (147) Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975, Moctezuma)-75, Shudder
  13. (148) Who Saw Her Die? (1972, Lado)-80, Shudder
  14. (149) Jason and the Argonauts (1963, Chaffey)-91, Tubi
  15. (150) Le foto proibite di una signora per bene aka Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970, Ercoli)-85, Shudder
  16. (151) Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972, de Ossorio)-87, Shudder
  17. (152) Thor: Love and Thunder (2022, Waititi)-90, Theater Viewing
  18. (153) Eat, Brains, Love (2019, Flender)-75, Shudder
  19. (154) The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973, Hessler)-87, Tubi
  20. (155) Mosquito (1994, Jones)-56, Shudder
  21. (156) Without Warning (1980, Clark)-75, Shudder
  22. (157) Invaders From Mars (1986, Hooper)-80, Shudder
  23. (158) I Come In Peace/Dark Angel (1990, Baxley)-77, Shudder
  24. (159) Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge (1989, Friedman)-83, Shudder

August:

  1. (160) And God Said To Cain (1970, Margheriti)-75, Arrow Films Video
  2. (161) Walker (1987, Cox)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  3. (162) Nope (2022, Peele)-98, Theater Viewing
  4. (163) Stepfather II (1989, Burr)-40, Crackle
  5. (164) Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957, Corman)-65, Crackle
  6. (165) AVP: Alien vs Predator (2004, Anderson)-70, Hulu
  7. (166) Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, Kowalski)-45, Crackle
  8. (167) Misery (1990, Reiner)-94, Shudder
  9. (168) Needful Things (1993, Heston)-83, Shudder
  10. (169) Bullet Train (2022, Leitch)-87, Theater Viewing
  11. (170) Head of the Family (1996, Band)-60, Shudder
  12. (171) Uncle Sam (1997, Lustig)-75, Shudder
  13. (172) The Wolfman (2010, Johnston)-81, Tubi
  14. (173) The Toolbox Murders (1978, Donnelly)-75, Shudder
  15. (174) Son of Dracula (1943, Siodmak)-73, Tubi
  16. (175) Color Me Blood Red (1965, Lewis)-65, Tubi
  17. (176) The Predator (2018, Black)-75, Public Library Blu-ray
  18. (177) Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1984, Coburn)-69, Tubi
  19. (178) The Cannibal Man (1972, de la Iglesia)-84, Shudder
  20. (179) Mississippi Masala (1991, Nair)-90, Criterion Blu-ray

September:

  1. (180) Nadie oyó gritar aka No One Heard the Scream (1973, de la Iglesia)-85, Shudder
  2. (181) Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022, Miller)-90, Theater Viewing
  3. (182) Watch Me When I Kill (1977, Bido)-86, Shudder
  4. (183) Meatcleaver Massacre (1977, Lee)-35, Shudder
  5. (184) Mansion of the Doomed (1976, Pataki)-77, Shudder
  6. (185) The Wizard of Gore (1970, Lewis)-78, Tubi
  7. (186) The Oracle (1985, Findlay)-50, Shudder
  8. (187) The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, Jean Epstein)-90, YouTube
  9. (188) Storm of the Century (1999, Baxley)-90, Hulu
  10. (189) Barbarian (2022, Cregger)-93, Theater Viewing
  11. (190) Day Shift (2022, Perry)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
  12. (191) Blood Hook (1986, Mallon)-35, Tubi
  13. (192) Pearl (2022, West)-90, Theater Viewing
  14. (193) Blades (1989, Rondinella)-75, Peacock
  15. (194) Blood Beach (1981, Bloom)-23, YouTube
  16. (195) Cemetery of Terror (1985, Galindo Jr.)-82, Shudder
  17. (196) Abby (1974, Girdler)-85, YouTube
  18. (197) The Batman (2022, Reeves)-94, RedBox
  19. (198) Fright Night Part 2 (1988, Wallace)-81, YouTube
  20. (199) Grave Robbers (1989, Galindo Jr.)-75, Shudder

October:

  1. (200) Sole Survivor (1983, Eberhardt)-91, Shudder
  2. (201) Lady in White (1988, LaLoggia)-86, Shudder
  3. (202) Lust for a Vampire (1971, Sangster)-65, Tubi
  4. (203) The Vampire Bat (1933, Strayer)-72, Tubi
  5. (204) Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986, Gibson)-69, Tubi
  6. (205) Poltergeist III (1988, Sherman)-65, Tubi
  7. (206) Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965, Francis)-70, Tubi
  8. (207) Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990, Burr)-55, Tubi
  9. (208) I Like Bats (1986, Warchol)-75, Shudder
  10. (209) The Ritual (2017, Bruckner)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
  11. (210) The Munsters (2022, Zombie)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
  12. (211) Werewolf by Night (2022, Giacchino)-91, Disney+
  13. (212) The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! (1972, Milligan)-65, Shudder
  14. (213) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003, Nispel)-80, Tubi
  15. (214) Prey (2022, Trachtenberg)-90, Hulu
  16. (215) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022, Garcia)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
  17. (216) The Other Side of the Underneath (1972, Arden)-85, Shudder
  18. (217) Footprints on the Moon (1975, Bazzoni, Fanelli)-85, Shudder
  19. (218) Shaun of the Dead (2004, Wright)-95, Movie Theater Viewing, counted cause first time
  20. (219) Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983, Spielberg, Landis, Dante, Miller)-75, Tubi
  21. (220) A Blade in the Dark (1983, Bava)-66, Shudder
  22. (221) Oculus (2013, Flanagan)-90, Hulu
  23. (222) Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994, Yamashitaa)-70, Hulu
  24. (223) Fangs aka Snakes (1974, Names)-70, Shudder
  25. (224) Watcher (2022, Okuno)-86, Shudder
  26. (225) Road Games (1981, Franklin)-88, Tubi
  27. (226) The House of Seven Corpses (1974, Harrison)-60, Tubi
  28. (227) Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001, Irvin)-70, Shudder
  29. (228) Manhattan Baby (1982, Fulci)-74, Shudder
  30. (229) Aenigma (1987, Fulci)-73, Shudder
  31. (230) The Raven (1963, Corman)-91, Tubi
  32. (231) The Flesh Eaters (1964, Curtis)-77, Tubi
  33. (232) Deathdream (1974, Clark)-84, Tubi
  34. (233) Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922, Christensen)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  35. (234) Onibaba (1964, Shindô)-91, Criterion Blu-ray
  36. (235) The Cremator (1969, Herz)-99, Criterion Blu-ray

November:

  1. (236) Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla II (1993, Okawara)-75, Hulu
  2. (237) Halloween Ends (2022, Gordon)-88, Theater Viewing
  3. (238) Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022, Appel)-93, Roku Channel
  4. (239) Morbius (2022, Espinosa)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
  5. (240) Godzilla vs. Destroroyah (1995, Okawara)-73, Hulu
  6. (241) American Ultra (2015, Nourizadeh)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
  7. (242) The Devil’s Backbone (2001, del Toro)-95, Criterion Blu-ray
  8. (243) Godzilla vs Megagurius (2000, Tezuka)-78, Hulu
  9. (244) The Pink Panther (1963, Edwards)-70, Tubi
  10. (245) A Shot In The Dark (1964, Edwards)-95, Tubi
  11. (246) The Return of the Pink Panther (1975, Edwards)-85, Tubi
  12. (247) Chain Reaction (1996, Davis)-66, Tubi
  13. (248) Siege aka Self-Defense (1983, Donovan, O’ Connell)-88, Shudder
  14. (249) Addams Family Values (1993, Sonnefeld)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
  15. (250) Vigilante (1983, Lustig)-82, Shudder
  16. (251) The Vast of Night (2020, Patterson)-93, Amazon Prime
  17. (252) The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021, Rianda, Rowe)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
  18. (253) Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001, Kaneko)-71, Hulu
  19. (254) The Lost City (2022, Nee Brothers)-70, Amazon Prime
  20. (255) The Menu (2022, Mylod)-86, Theater Viewing
  21. (256) Fire and Ice (1983, Bakshi)-77, Tubi

December:

  1. (257) V/H/S/99 (2022, Flying Lotus)-72, Shudder
  2. (258) Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978, Edwards)-78, Tubi
  3. (259) Deliverance (1972, Boorman)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
  4. (260) Fireworks (1997, Kitano)-96, Tubi
  5. (261) Boiling Point (1990, Kitano)-85, Tubi
  6. (262) Underwater (2020, Eubank)-76, Hulu
  7. (263) Autopsy (1975, Crispino)-73, Shudder
  8. (264) The Night House (2021, Bruckner)-88, Hulu
  9. (265) Violent Night (2022, Wirkola)-92, Theater Viewing
  10. (266) Murder Mansion (1972, Lazaga, Polop)-20, Shudder
  11. (267) Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022, Begos)-84, Shudder
  12. (268) Elves (1989, Mandel)-68, YouTube
  13. (269) Straight to Hell (1987, Cox)-82, Tubi
  14. (270) Dark Water (2005, Salles)-55, Hulu
  15. (271) The Black Phone (2022, Derrickson)-88, Peacock
  16. (272) The Quatermass Xperiment (1955, Guest)-75, YouTube
  17. (273) The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022, Gunn)-70, Disney+
  18. (274) Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, Johnson)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
  19. (275) Strange World (2022, Hall)-75, Disney+
  20. (276) Desperately Seeking Susan (1985, Seidelman)-90, Tubi
  21. (277) Anna and the Apocalypse (2017, McPhail)-85, Shudder

2018 Movie Viewing Log


At this point, I do these simply to recall everything I watch every year. The 100+ movie viewing streak is alive and well, for now anyways.

Top 10 of the Year-

1. Heat (1995, Mann)
2. Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)
3. Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)
4. The Rider (2017, Zhao)
5. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
6. Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)
7. The Shape of Water (2017, del Toro)
8. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Guadagnino)
9. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018, Sollima)
10. Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)

January:

1. Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
2. New Year’s Evil (1980, Alston)-75, YouTube
3. The Giant Gila Monster (1959, Kellogg)-5, Netflix Instant Viewing
4. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971, Banno)-81, DVD
5. Godzilla vs Gigan (1972, Fukuda)-65, DVD
6. The Post (2017, Speilberg)-96, Theater Viewing
7. The Protector (1985, Glickenhaus)-88, Public Libray Blu Ray
8. Crime Story (1993, Wong)-84, Public Library Blu Ray
9. Darkest Hour (2017, Wright)-87, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

February:

10. Time Chasers (1994, David Giancola)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
11. The King’s Speech (2010, Hooper)-83, DVD
12. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, McDonagh)-97, Theater Viewing
13. The Shape of Water (2017, del Toro)-98, Theater Viewing
14. Call Me by Your Name (2017, Guadagnino)-98, Theater Viewing
15. Phantom Thread (2017, Anderson)-95, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Shape of Water (2017, Del Toro)-98, Theater Viewing

March:

16. The Florida Project (2017, Baker)-93, RedBox
17. Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)-100, Theater Viewing
18. Sleeping With Other People (2015, Headland)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
19. Black Panther (2018, Coogler)-94, Theater Viewing
20. Blood Feast (1963, Lewis)-80, Blu Ray
21. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)-100, First Time Theater Viewing
22. Hostiles (2017, Cooper)-84, Theater Viewing
23. Real Genius (1985, Coolidge)-93, DVD

Movie of the Month: Lady Bird (2017, Gerwig)-100, Theater Viewing

April:

24. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017, Kasdan)-86, Theater Viewing
25. A Quiet Place (2018, Krasinski)-95, Theater Viewing
26. Isle of Dogs (2018, Anderson)-96, Theater Viewing
27. Game Night (2018, Daley and Goldstein)-90, Theater Viewing
28. Heat (1995, Mann)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Heat (1995, Mann)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

May:

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29. Avengers: Infinity War (2018, Russo Brothers)-95, Theater Viewing
30. Pump Up The Volume (1990, Moyle)-90, DVD
31. Deadpool 2 (2018, Leitch)-92, Theater Viewing
32. Shin Godzilla (2016, Anno and Higuchi)-88, Blu Ray
33. Porco Rosso (1992, Miyazaki)-95, First Time Theater Viewing
34. Guide Dog (2006, Plympton)-88, Theater Viewing
35. Day of Anger (1967, Valerii)-91, Blu Ray

Movie of the Month: Porco Rosso (1992, Miyazaki)-95, First Time Theater Viewing

June:

36. RoboCop 3 (1993, Dekker)-68, Comet TV
37. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018, Howard)-81, Theater Viewing
38. Dark City (1998, Proyas)-90, Blu Ray
39. The Rider (2017, Zhao)-100, Theater Viewing
40. Dead or Alive (1999, Miike)-97, Blu Ray
41. Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961, Edwards)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Rider (2017, Zhao)-100, Theater Viewing

July:

42. American Made (2017, Liman)-88, Public Library
43. Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Villeneuve)-90, Blu Ray
44. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018, Sollima)-98, Theater Viewing
45. Bao (2018, Shi)-83, Theater Viewing
46. Incredibles 2 (2018, Bird)-86, Theater Viewing
47. The Prowler (1981, Zito)-70, Shudder
48. Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)-98, Theater Viewing

Movie Of The Month: Sorry To Bother You (2018, Riley)-98, Theater Viewing

August:

49. Tourist Trap (1979, Schmoeller)-84, Shudder
50. Sleepaway Camp (1983, Hiltzik)-75, Shudder
51. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988, DeCoteau)-53, Shudder
52. Daughters Of Darkness (1971, Kümel)-82, Shudder
53. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, McQuarrie)-95, Theater Viewing
54. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018, Reed)-90, Theater Viewing
55. Basket Case (1982, Henenlotter)-79, Shudder
56. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016, Zwick)-88, Hulu
57. The Meg (2018, Turteltaub)-80, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018, McQuarrie)-95, Theater Viewing

September:

58. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988, Wayans)-84, Tubi TV
59. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009, Zombie)-60, Tubi TV
60. The Void (2016, Gillespie and Kostanski)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
61. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, Hal Needham)-90, Theater Viewing
62. A Simple Favor (2018, Feig)-91, Theater Viewing
63. The Addiction (1995, Ferrara)-92, Public Library
64. Killing Zoe (1994, Avary)-88, Tubi TV

Movie of the Month: The Addiction (1995, Ferrara)-92, Public Library

October:

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65. Bad Moon (1996, Red)-70, Tubi TV
66. House by the Cemetery (1981, Fulci)-93, Shudder
67. Don’t Go In The Woods (1981, Bryan)-30, Shudder
68. Curtains (1983, Ciupka)-70, FilmRise TV
69. Magic (1978, Attenborough)-91, Shudder
70. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971, Cavara)-81, Shudder
71. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988, Simpson), Tubi TV
72. Smokey and the Bandit (1977, Needham)-90, Theater Viewing
73. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989, Simpson)-45, Tubi TV
74. Scream Blacula Scream (1973, Kelljan)-70, Tubi TV
75. Split (2017, Shyamalan)-88, Public Library
76. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981, Bianchi)
77. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989, Tsukamoto )-100, Shudder
78. Cannibal Holocaust (1980, Deodato)-90, Shudder
79. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975, Rebane)-31, Tubi TV
80. Teenage Zombies (1959, Warren)-22, Tubi TV
81. Dracula (1973, Curtis)-80, Shuddder
82. Creepshow 2 (1987, Gornick)-85, Shudder
83. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977,Barry)-35, Shudder
84. Zombie Holocaust (1980, Girolami)-90, Shudder
85. The Gate (1987, Takács)-82, Shudder TV
86. Chopping Mall (1986, Wynorski)-80, Tubi TV
87. Halloween (2018, Green)-87, Theater Viewing
88. Hell of the Living Dead (1980, Mattei)-60, Shudder
89. The Bat (1959, Wilbur)-75, Tubi TV
90. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994, Coscarelli)-75, Shudder
91. Contamination (1980, Cozzi)-80, Shudder
92. We Always Find Ourselves in the Sea (2017, Hogan)-83, Shudder
93. Madman (1982, Giannone )-87, Tubi TV
94. Willow Creek (2014, Goldthwait)-81, Shudder
95. Ghostwatch (1992, Manning)-92, Shudder
96. The New York Ripper (1982, Fulci)-87, DVD
97. The Deadly Spawn (1983, Douglas McKeown)-66, DVD
98. The Curse of the Werewolf (1961, Fisher)-90, Blu Ray
99. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986, Hooper)-83, Blu Ray

Movie of the Month: Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)-100, Shudder

November:

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100. The Wraith (1986, Marvin)-84, Shudder
101. WolfCop (2014, Dean)-77, Shudder
102. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, Singer)-87, Theater Viewing
103. Overlord (2018, Avery)-92, Theater Viewing
104. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Coen Brothers)-80, Netflix

Movie of the Month: Overlord (2018, Avery)-92, Theater Viewing

December:

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105. Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)-98, Shudder
106. Maniac (1980, Lustig)-80, Shudder
107. Christmas Evil (1980, Jackson)-88, Shudder
108. Christmas Vacation (1989, Chechik)-87, Theater Viewing
109. Blue Sunshine (1977, Lieberman)-90, Shudder
110. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998, Coscarelli)-83, Shudder
111. Phantasm: Ravager (2016, Hartman)-63, Shudder
112. Amsterdamned (1988, Maas)-80, Shudder
113. The Christmas Chronicles (2018, Kaytis)-82, Netflix
114. Liquid Sky (1982, Tsukerman)-95, Shudder
115. The Last Dragon (1985, Schultz)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
116. Revenge (2018, Fargeat)-93, Shudder

Movie of the Month: Mandy (2018, Cosmatos)-98, Shudder

Best of 2014


The list so far:

1. Interstellar (100, Christopher Nolan)
2. The Guest (100, Adam Wingard)
3. Birdman (98, Alejandro González Iñárritu )
4. Whiplash (98, Damien Chazelle)
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (97, Wes Anderson)
6. Godzilla (97, Gareth Edwards)
7. Only Lovers Left Alive (95, Jim Jarmusch)
8. Selma (95, Ava DuVernay)
9. Blue Ruin (95, Jeremy Saulnier)
10. Cold In July (95, Jim Mickle)

Director Spotlight: Wes Anderson


When I was an even younger man years ago I stumbled onto a movie by a director named Wes Anderson. The film was named Rushmore, and it came out in 1998, although I saw it a couple of years after its release. The movie had a large impact on my life, as I was in high school at the time and therefore related to the tale of a young man who lusts after a gorgeous teacher at his school. This was also one of my first experiences with Bill Murray, who at the time I only knew of through comedic works such as Groundhog’s Day and later on Ghostbusters and Caddeyshack, among other famous movies that he’s been a star of.

Rushmore though witnessed Murray showing a different side, a dramatic and tragic aspect of his acting that most, perhaps even himself included, didn’t know he was capable of doing. However the film’s star is fresh-faced, pimples and braces included, Jason Schwartzman, who became famous and who’s character Max Fischer is one of those Anderson character types that have become typical of his films. Only after seeing Rushmore did I finally watch Bottle Rocket, which was his first movie, and thus like some of his films I went forwards first and then backwards, then forwards again.

Although many of his films are non-linear, Anderson primarily chooses to divide many of his films into book chapters, something that Quentin Tarentino has also done along with many other famous directors. To me Bottle Rocket was a rather fine debut, a first film that I eagerly revisited after purchasing it on Criterion a couple of years back. Own Wilson and Luke Wilson may have slummed it through some awful movies in their time, but their work with Anderson has been nothing but excellent and Own has properly assisted him at times in the writing and screenplay departments.

Although quite raw due to being Anderson’s earliest work, Bottle Rocket properly establishes many of his themes and showcases also his ability to expertly work in classic rock populated soundtracks. It’s also one of the handful of movies of his that is set in the present, although even in his modern-day films there are old devices and mediations upon the effects time has on us all.

Which brings me to The Royal Tenenbaums, one of his masterpieces. Gene Hackman is the centerpiece of a movie about a family that crumbles apart only to slowly piece itself back together. Anjelica Huston is marvelous as Royal’s poor wife, a strong woman who has put up with Royal’s lies and bumbling for far too long. I’m not sure which movie sports the better Luke Wilson performance: Bottle Rocket or Tenenbaums, yet he is excellent in both films. By this point Anderson had mastered the art of bringing together amazing and rather huge casts, as this film has everyone in it from Danny Glover to Ben Stiller-two actors by the way that I wish had been in another of his films.

In Tenenbaums Anderson also reveals his obsession and mediation upon wealth and power, ambition and fame, family and problems lurking beneath the surface. Class is an important aspect of all of his movies, and standing both social and imagined is noted by the characters in his films. Yet his next two movies take the viewer even further down his own special version of the rabbit hole, peering into new avenues and enlarging his own universe.

Some days I regard The Life Aquatic as his best film, other times I think its Rushmore. Featuring arguably Bill Muarry’s best performance (out of the ones I’ve seen, anyways) and also featuring the wonderful Willem Dafoe and the properly grumpy Michael Gambon, among many distinguished others, The Life Aquatic is Anderson taking his drama-comedy style and adding action/adventure to the mix. Steve Zissou, the film’s tragic protagonist, is wary and put upon, having sadly become a punch line even among his own people. The quest to destroy a shark is really Zissou having one last grand voyage before he is forced to hang it up for good, done in by time, lack of funding, and a diminished ability to create anything worthy of note.

This is Anderson going meta, and in the process the fact that it has a rotten rating under 60% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomotemeter is fitting and ironic considering what The Life Aquatic is about. I remember Roger Ebert’s thumbs down review and after seeing this  movie I think most of those critics missed the point, or they got the point and didn’t like it. I love this movie: its one of his funniest, most entertaining, and delightful films.

Which brings me to a movie that at first I was not a huge fan of at first, yet a recent second viewing thanks to Criterion caused me to re-evaluate my opinion: The Darjeeling Limited is a difficult movie to consume and examine, particularly since I cannot thankfully relate to losing a parent. However the magnificent trio of Adrian Brody, Own Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman (naturally like all self-styled auteurs Anderson uses the same people in most of his movies) make this film a rather very good, almost near great, picture, one that I enjoy. At the same time I think its one of his lesser works, although I do love the soundtrack and the ending is rather fitting. Out of all of Anderson’s movies I feel this one is dead set on moving on from the past and striving toward the future, which is interesting considering the next film he chose to make.

Even though I think its his weakest film, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is still really good and quite enjoyable. Considering how quirky and weird many of his movies are I’m a little surprised that Anderson did not direct an animated movie sooner; I suspect given the right material he will make another one in the future. I loved George Clooney and Meryl Streep in this, as they work well together and form the movie’s emotional center. Also this film has one of Anderson’s best soundtracks, which adds to the movie’s mood and underlines the brilliant animation-I loved the waterfall shot, which was beyond gorgeous.

Unlike The Darjeeling Limited though this movie is more about not being able to escape your past, as Clooney’s Mr. Fox gives in to his base desires and endangers his clan and friends in the process. I like that at this point Anderson uses largely the same actors not so much because he thinks he is an auteur but also because by this point in Anderson’s career this group works incredibly well together. Oh and Clooney and Bill Murray’s interactions in this movie are my favorite parts. “Are you cussing with me?” This is also the first Anderson movie I was able to see in theaters, and it was a delightful experience.

After two lesser movies I thought that Anderson was losing his touch, so when he created Moonrise Kingdom and it was a truly marvelous thing of beauty to watch I was revealed that he was back in a manner of speaking. Unlike his other films he centers this primarily around kids, with the adults taking a backstage. The aptly named Sam and Suzy are running away, embracing their own destiny having fallen in love over the course of a warm New England summer. With the adults in pursuit, the two kids end up going through an outlandish and comedic adventure that is thrilling and engaging. This film is also the Anderson debuts of Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, and Harvey Keitel. The last act is the most action packed out of any of Anderson’s movies save for The Life Aquatic and The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the two young child actors Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward are naturalistic in their performances. It’s a new favorite of mine.

Lastly, The Grand Budapest Hotel sports Ralph Fiennes in his first Anderson movie as M. Gustave, who is the hotel’s concierge and who becomes the mentor a young lobby boy named Zero. Combing elements of 1930s Hitchcock films with elements from his other films, The Grand Budapest Hotel is hilarious, tragic, and beautiful-everything that I’ve come to expect from an Anderson movie. I’m glad that I’ve seen the last three movies of his in theaters, as seeing them on the big screen adds something that watching them on my TV does not. I also think that Hotel has what is arguably his most gigantic and best cast, and I loved F. Murray Abraham as the film’s narrator. Also this is probably the most bittersweet out of all of Anderson’s movies, and thus achieves an odd sort of grand status.

Despite other modern directors being better than Mr. Wes Anderson, I consider him to be one of the finest American auteurs-a true artist in the sense of the word. His movies are entertaining, funny, never boring, and rather colorful. I love the color schemes he chooses for his movies, and his style is rather distinctive. It is interesting how despite never experiencing great awards success his films are mostly well reviewed, which suggests that the Academy either doesn’t understand his work or they fail to appreciate it. Too bad, although many great Hollywood performers over the years have failed to capture a little golden man. When Anderson retires the film world will be a little more empty, and I hope that I never witness the day when he makes a bad or dull film.

Movie Log 2014


Time to do it again:

January:


1. Dressed To Kill (1980, De Palma)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, Jackson)-91, Theater Viewing
3. Hard Eight (1996, Anderson)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Scorsese)-100, Theater Viewing
5. Frankenstein Created Women (1967, Fisher)-84, Netflix
6. We’re The Millers (2013, Thurber)-76, RedBox
7. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Powell and Pressburger)-100, Criterion
8. Rodan (1956, Honda)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
9. The Dictator (2012, Charles)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
10. 48 Hrs. (1982, Hill)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
11. Down Terrace (2009, Wheatley)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie Of The Month: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, Powell and Pressburger)-100, Criterion

February:


12. Another 48 Hrs. (1990, Hill)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
13. The Lego Movie (2014, Miller and Lord)-93, Theater
14. Sightseers (2012, Wheatley)- 93, Netflix Instant Viewing
15. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987, Scott)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
16. The Abominable Snowman (1957, Guest)-60, Netflix
17. Big Fish (2003, Burton)-95, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Big Fish (2003, Burton)-95, Public Library

March:


18. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994, Landis)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
19. Edge of Darkness (1985, Campbell)-97, Public Library
20. Laura (1944, Preminger)-95, Public Library
21. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, Lynch)-94, Netflix
22. Clay Pigeons (1998, Dobkin)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
23. The United States of Leland (2003, Ryan Hoge)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
24. Heathers (1989, Lehmann)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
25. Night Creatures (1962, Graham Scott)-77, Netflix
26. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964, Francis)-61, Netflix
27. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976, Ross)-95, Public Library
28. Wall Street (1987, Stone)-100, DVD
29. Parker (2013, Hackford)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
30. Night On Earth (1991, Jarmusch)-98, Criterion, Public Library
31. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958, Fisher)-93, Netflix
32. American Hustle (2013, Russell)-95, RedBox

Movie of the Month: Wall Street (1987, Stone)-100, DVD

April:


33. The Stranglers of Bombay (1959, Fisher)-82, Netflix
34. The Terror of the Tongs (1961, Bushell)-62, Netflix
35. Stand Up Guys (2013, Fisher)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
36. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959, Fisher)-83, Netflix
37. The Phantom of the Opera (1962, Fisher)-75, Netlix
38. Paranoiac (1963, Francis)-70, Netflix
39. Bad Company (1972, Benton)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
40. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006, Levine)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
41. (1963, Fellini)-100, Criterion
42. The Snorkel (1958, Green)-45, Netflix
43. Maniac (1963, Carreras)-87, Netflix
44. The Lair Of The White Worm (1988, Russell)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
45. Midnight Run (1988, Brest)-92, Public Library
46. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Anderson))-97, Theater Viewing

Movie of the Month: (1963, Fellini)-100, Criterion

May:


47. The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964, Carreras)-83, Netflix
48. Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)-100, Public Library/Criterion
49. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960, Fisher)-85, Netflix
50. Argo (2012, Affleck)-94, Public Library
51. Amadeus (1984, Forman)-99, Public Library
52. Youth of the Beast (1963, Suzuki)-93, Public Library
53. Godzilla Raids Again (1955, Oda)-45, Netflix Instant Viewing
54. Godzilla vs Mothra (1964, Honda)-85, Netflix Instant Viewing
55. Attack of the Puppet People (1958, Gordon)-60, YouTube
56. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, Singer)-93, Theater

Movie of the Month: Rashomon (1950, Kurosawa)-100, Public Library/Criterion

June:


57. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964, Honda)-83, Netflix Instant Viewing
58. Time Bandits (1981, Gilliam)-87, Public Library
59. The Reptile (1966, Gilling)-75, Netflix
60. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014, Russo Brothers)-94, Theater Viewing
61. Insomnia (1997, Skjoldbjærg)-95, Public Library/Criterion
62. The Earth Dies Screaming (1965, Fisher)-80, Netflix
63. The Way of the Dragon (1972, Lee)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
64. Felicia’s Journey (1999, Egoyan)-90, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Insomnia (1997, Skjoldbjærg)-95, Public Library/Criterion

July:


65. Johnny Mnemonic (1995, Longo)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
66. Heavy Metal (1981, Potterton, Murakami)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
67. Swashbuckler (1976, Goldstone)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
68. Godzilla (2014, Edwards)-97, Theater Viewing
69. The Witches (1966, Frankel)-60, Netflix
70. The Stand (1994, Garris)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
71. Nick of Time (1995, Badham)-52, CW TV
72. Oldboy (2003, Park)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing
73. Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010, Nishimura)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
74. The Mummy’s Shroud (1967, Gilling)-81, Netflix
75. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013, Wirkola)-55, Netflix Instant Viewing
76. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968, Francis)-84, Netflix
77. Zombie (1979, Fulci)-93, Public Library
78. Phantasm II (1988, Coscarelli)-90, Public Library

Movie of the Month: Oldboy (2003, Park)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing

August:


79. Edge of Tomorrow (2014, Liman)-91, Theater Viewing
80. Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965, Yuasa)-30, Netflix Instant Viewing
81. The Touch of Satan (1971, Henderson)-9, Netflix Instant Viewing
82. Soultaker (1990, Rissi)-9, Netflix Instant Viewing
83. Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965, Honda)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
84. A Field In England (2013, Wheatley)-94, Public Library
85. Phantoms (1998, Chappelle)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
86. The Birdcage (1996, Nichols)-91, Netflix Instant Viewing
87. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969, Fisher)-87, Netflix
88. Tales From The Crypt (1972, Francis)-88, Public Library
89. The Vault of Horror (1973, Baker)-84, Public Library
90. Taste The Blood of Dracula (1970, Sasdy)-54, Public Library
91. A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989, Hopkins)-78, Public Library
92. Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991, Talalay)-30, Public Library
93. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014, Bay)-79, Theater Viewing
94. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994, Craven)-87, Public Library
Movie of the Month: A Field In England (2013, Wheatley)-94, Public Library

September:

95. Body Bags (1993, Carpenter, Hooper, Sulkis)-86, Public Library
96. The Ninth Gate (1999, Polanski)-80, Netflix Instant Viewing
97. Red State (2011, Smith)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
98. Crimewave (1985, Raimi)-84, Public Library
99. V/H/S/2 (2013, Sánchez, Barrett, Eisener, Hale)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
100. Perfect Blue (1998, Kon)-95, Public Library
101. Ravenous (1999, Griffin)-87, Netflix Instant Viewing
102. Opera (1987, Argento)-90, YouTube
103. Phenomena (1985, Argento)-87, YouTube
104. Hard Rain (1998, Salomon)-78, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Perfect Blue (1998, Kon)-95, Public Library

October:


105. Night Of The Demons (1988, Tenney)-78, Public Library
106. Below (2002, Twohy)-82, Netflix Instant Viewing
107. Big Ass Spider (2013, Mendez)-65, Netflix Instant Viewing
108. Dead Heat (1988, Black)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
109. Bad Lieutenant (1992, Ferrera)-93, Netflix
110. Orca: The Killer Whale (1977, Anderson)-50, Netflix Instant Viewing
111. The Innocents (1961, Clayton)-95, Netflix
112. Grabbers (2012, Wright)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
113. Wishmaster (1997, Kurtzman)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
114. Nightmare City (1980, Lenzi)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
115. Child’s Play (1988, Holland)-90, Netflix
116. Candyman (1992, Rose)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
117. Humanoids of the Deep (1980, Peters)-67, Netflix Instant Viewing
118. Dust Devil (1992, Stanley)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
119. Prom Night (1980, Lynch)-84, Netflix
120. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964, Steckler)-6, Netflix Instant Viewing
121. Black Sabbath (1963, Bava)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
122. Visiting Hours (1982, Lord)-64, Netflix Instant Viewing
123. The Wicker Man (1973, Hardy)-95, Netflix
124. Halloween: Resurrection (2002, Rosenthal)-70, Netflix Instant Viewing
125. Event Horizon (1997, Anderson)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: The Innocents (1961, Clayton)-95, Netflix

November:

126. You’re Next (2013, Wingard)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
127. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, Gunn)-93, Theater Viewing
128. Silver Linings Playbook (2012, Russell)-92, Netflix Instant Viewing
129. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969, Yuasa)-53, Netflix Instant Viewing
130. Tombstone (1993, Cosmantos)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing
131. Out of the Furnace (2013, Cooper)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
132. The Beginning of the End (1957, Gordon)-30, Netflix Instant Viewing
133. Blue Ruin (2013, Saulnier)-95, Netflix Instant Viewing, Netflix Instant Viewing
134. Strange Days (1995, Bigelow)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing
135. Godzilla’s Revenge (1969, Honda)-48, Netflix Instant Viewing
136. Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975, Honda)-81, Netflix Instant Viewing
137. Devil Fish (1984, Bava)-35, Netflix Instant Viewing
138. Horrible Bosses 2 (2014, Anders)-85, Theater
139. Sex Tape (2014, Kasdan)-73, DVD
140. Police Academy (1984, Wilson)-87, DVD

Movie of the Month: Strange Days (1995, Bigelow)-96, Netflix Instant Viewing

December:

141. Birdman (2014, Iñárritu)-98, Theater
142. Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971, Holt)-54, Netflix
143. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972, Gibson)-77, Netflix
144. The Toxic Avenger (1984, Kaufman)-90, DVD
145. Gone Girl (2014, Fincher)-93, Theater
146. The Yards (2000, Gray)-88, Netflix Instant Viewing
147. The Visitor (1979, Paradisi)-73, DVD
148. My Darling Clementine (1946, Ford)-95, Criterion DVD
149. Warrior of the Lost World (1983, Worth)-10, Netlix Instant Viewing
150. Safety Last (1924)-90, Criterion
151. Gamera vs Baurgon (1966)-35, Netflix Instant Viewing
152. Little Odessa (1994, Gray)-90, Netflix Instant Viewing
153. The Atomic Brain (1964)
154. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993, Allen)-93, Public Library
155. Thief (1981, Mann)-94, Netflix Instant Viewing
156. Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
157. Seven Chances (1925, Keaton)-93, Netflix Instant Viewing
158. Batman Forever (1995, Schumacher)-75, Netflix Instant Viewing
159. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974, Baker)-77, Netflix
160. The Iceman (2012, Vromen)-84, Netflix Instant Viewing
161. The Crying Game (1992, Jordan)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing
162. The Internship (2013, Levy)-83, DVD
163. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002, Columbus)-50, ABC Family
164. The Hobbit Part 3: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014, Jackson)-85, Theater
165. Jubal (1956, Daves)-92, Criterion
166. Judex (1963, Franju)-90, Criterion
167. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971, Hellman)-93, Criterion
168. Wild (2014)-95, Theater
169. Let The Fire Burn (2013)-98, Netflix Instant Viewing

Movie of the Month: Sherlock Jr. (1924, Keaton)-100, Netflix Instant Viewing

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