Films seen 2008
 

"~" after title indicates home viewing
"/" before and after title indicates a repeat viewing
"sXX" in place of number indicates short films (fewer than 45 minutes long). Three cheers for YouTube.

001. (1 Jan) /Superbad/ (Greg Mottola, 2007)~ A-
002. (1 Jan) /Eastern Promises/ (David Cronenberg, 2007)~ A-
003. (2 Jan) The Savages (Tamara Jenkins, 2007) B-
004. (2 Jan) /Magnolia/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)~ A
005. (3 Jan) /Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street/ (Tim Burton, 2007) B+
006. (3 Jan) /Punch-Drunk Love/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)~ A
007. (4 Jan) /25th Hour/ (Spike Lee, 2002)~ A
008. (5 Jan) /The New World/ (Terrence Malick, 2005)~ A
009. (5 Jan) /Days of Heaven/ (Terrence Malick, 1978)~ A
010. (5 Jan) /Boogie Nights/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)~ A-
011. (7 Jan) /I'm Not There/ (Todd Haynes, 2007) A
012. (8 Jan) Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996)~ B
013. (11 Jan) /The Shining/ (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)~ A
014. (13 Jan) There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) A
015. (13 Jan) /There Will Be Blood/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) A
016. (13 Jan) /Memento/ (Christopher Nolan, 2000)~ A-
017. (14 Jan) /Juno/ (Jason Reitman, 2007) B
s01. (15 Jan) Crazy Ray (René Clair, 1925)
018. (15 Jan) The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein, 1928) nr
019. (15 Jan) /Mulholland Dr./ (David Lynch, 2001)~ A
s02. (15 Jan) Prosperity for 2008 (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2007/8)~
s03. (16 Jan) Everything Will Be OK (Don Hertzfeldt, 2006)~
s04. (17 Jan) /Hotel Chevalier/ (Wes Anderson, 2007)~
s05. (17 Jan) /Everything Will Be OK/ (Done Hertzfeldt, 2006)~
020. (19 Jan) /There Will Be Blood/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) A
021. (20 Jan) Cassandra's Dream (Woody Allen, 2007) B-
022. (21 Jan) Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008) C
023. (22 Jan) Marius (Alexander Korda & Marcel Pagnol, 1931) B+
024. (27 Jan) Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi) B
025. (28 Jan) /There Will Be Blood/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) A
026. (29 Jan) The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir, 1936) B+
027. (5 Feb) Le Jour se lève (Marcel Carné, 1939) C+
028. (10 Feb) Taxi to the Dark Side (Alex Gibney, 2007) C+
029. (12 Feb) Jour de fete (Jacques Tati, 1949) A-
030. (16 Feb) In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008) B
031. (17 Feb) /Michael Clayton/ (Tony Gilroy, 2007) B+
032. (18 Feb) Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: Etc. (Ari Sandel, 2006) C-
033. (19 Feb) La Pointe-court (Agnès Varda, 1954) A-
034. (19 Feb) L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)~ A
035. (20 Feb) The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (Seth Gordon, 2007)~ B
036. (21 Feb) /Gone Baby Gone/ (Ben Affleck, 2007)~ A-
037. (24 Feb) /4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days/ (Cristian Mungiu, 2007) A
038. (25 Feb) Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry, 2008) C+
039. (26 Feb) Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1958) B+
040. (26 Feb) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992)~ A
041. (28 Feb) /The Darjeeling Limited/ (Wes Anderson, 2007)~ B+
042. (2 Mar) [Smiley Face] (Gregg Araki, 2007)~ C+
043. (3 Mar) Semi-Pro (Kent Alterman, 2008) D+
s06. (4 Mar) Night and Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955)
044. (4 Mar) Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959) A-
s07. (6 Mar) Les mistons (Francois Truffaut, 1957)
045. (13 Mar) Once (John Carney, 2006) B+
046. (15 Mar) /No Country for Old Men/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)~ A
047. (16 Mar) /The Man Who Wasn't There/ (Joel Coen, 2001)~ A
048. (17 Mar) Funny Games U.S. (Michael Haneke, 2007) B+
049. (18 Mar) Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut, 1960) A
050. (18 Mar) Southland Tales (Richard Kelly, 2006)~ D+
051. (19 Mar) Horton Hears a Who! (Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino, 2008) B
052. (19 Mar) The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008) B
053. (22 Mar) Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007) A-
054. (23 Mar) Drillbit Taylor (Steven Brill, 2008) D+
055. (25 Mar) Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962) B+
056. (27 Mar) My Kid Could Paint That (Amir Bar-Lev, 2007) B
057. (29 Mar) Snow Angels (David Gordon Green, 2007) B-
058. (5 Apr) The Ruins (Carter Smith, 2008) B-
059. (6 Apr) Leatherheads (George Clooney, 2008) B-
060. (9 Apr) /Irreversible/ (Gaspar Noé, 2002)~ A
061. (10 Apr) /Young Frankenstein/ (Mel Brooks, 1974) A-
062. (11 Apr) Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946) A-
063. (15 Apr) Chaos (Coline Serreau, 2001) D+
064. (17 Apr) Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen, 1999)~ B
065. (18 Apr) Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936) n/r
066. (19 Apr) Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) B
067. (22 Apr) Same Old Song (Alain Resnais, 1998) B
068. (25 Apr) /The Darjeeling Limited/ (Wes Anderson, 2007) B+
069. (27 Apr) Alexandra (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2007) B-
070. (28 Apr) My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai, 2007) B-
071. (30 Apr) Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer, 1970)~ A-
072. (4 May) Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008) B
073. (6 May) /I'm Not There/ (Todd Haynes, 2007)~ A
074. (6 May) /The Sweet Hereafter/ (Atom Egoyan, 1997)~ A
075. (14 May) Blindness (Fernando Meirelles, 2008) C-
076. (15 May) Tokyo! (Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, & Bong Joon Ho) C [Gondry: B-; Carax: D-; Bong: A-]
077. (15 May) Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008) B-
078. (15 May) Lion's Den (Pablo Trapero, 2008) B-
079. (15 May) Bonnie & Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967) A
080. (16 May) Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008) B+
081. (16 May) A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008) B+
082. (17 May) Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008) B+
W/O. (18 May) Serbis (Brillante Mendoza, 2008)
084. (18 May) Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008) B+
085. (19 May) Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2008) B+
086. (19 May) Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008) B
087. (20 May) Changeling (Clint Eastwood, 2008) B-
088. (20 May) Delta (Kornel Mundruczo, 2008) n/r, on account of I fell asleep
089. (21 May) The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) C+
090. (21 May) Che (Steven Soderbergh, 2008) B [The Argentine: C+; Guerrilla: A-]
091. (22 May) Adoration (Atom Egoyan, 2008) A-
092. (22 May) Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichert, 2008) A-
093. (23 May) Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) A
094. (23 May) Il Divo (Paolo Sorrentino, 2008) C-
095. (24 May) The Class (Laurent Cantet, 2008) B+
096. (24 May) Palermo Shooting (Wim Wenders, 2008) D-
097. (28 May) /Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull/ (Steven Spielberg, 2008) B+
098. (30 May) /There Will Be Blood/ (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)~ A
099. (7 Jun) /Annie Hall/ (Woody Allen, 1977)~ A
100. (8 Jun) The Strangers (Bryan Bertino, 2008) B+
101. (8 Jun) /Before Sunrise/ (Richard Linklater, 1995)~ A
102. (8 Jun) /Manhattan/ (Woody Allen, 1979)~ A
103. (11 Jun) Standard Operating Procedure (Errol Morris, 2008) B
104. (13 Jun) The Happening (M. Night Shyamalan, 2008) D
105. (14 Jun) /Once/ (John Carney, 2006)~ B+
106. (15 Jun) Revolver (Guy Ritchie, 2005; released 2007)~ B+
107. (16 Jun) /Kill Bill: Vol 1/ (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)~ A-
108. (16 Jun) The Tracey Fragments (Bruce McDonald, 2007)~ A-
109. (17 Jun) The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier, 2008) C+
110. (17 Jun) /Mystic River/ (Clint Eastwood, 2003)~ B-
111. (17 Jun) /The Brown Bunny/ (Vincent Gallo, 2003)~ A
112. (18 Jun) /No Country for Old Men/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007) A
113. (19 Jun) /4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days/ (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)~ A
114. (24 Jun) Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (Peter Avanzino, 2008)~ B+
115. (24 Jun) Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas, 2007)~ B
116. (25 Jun) Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)~ A-
117. (25 Jun) The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)~ A
118. (26 Jun) We Are Together (Paul Taylor, 2006; released 2008) C+
119. (26 Jun) Inferno (Dario Argento, 1980)~ C
120. (27 Jun) Wall•E (Andrew Stanton, 2008) A-
121. (27 Jun) Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)~ B-
122. (28 Jun) /Wall•E/ (Andrew Stanton, 2008) A-
123. (29 Jun) Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov, 2008) C+
124. (29 Jun) It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)~ A-
125. (29 Jun) /Elephant/ (Gus Van Sant, 2003)~ B+
126. (30 Jun) Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Alex Gibney, 2008) B+
127. (30 Jun) The Mother of Tears (Dario Argento, 2007) C-
128. (1 Jul) /Paranoid Park/ (Gus Van Sant, 2007)~ A [up from A-]
129. (2 Jul) /Femme Fatale/ (Brian De Palma, 2002)~ A
130. (3 Jul) Hancock (Peter Berg, 2008) B
131. (3 Jul) Container (Lukas Moodysson, 2006)~ A-
132. (5 Jul) Calendar (Atom Egoyan, 1993)~ B+
133. (6 Jul) Savage Grace (Tom Kalin, 2007) B-
134. (7 Jul) Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)~ A
135. (7 Jul) You Don't Mess with the Zohan (Dennis Dugan, 2008) B
136. (10 Jul) Diner (Barry Levinson, 1982)~ B+
137. (11 Jul) Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)~ B+
138. (13 Jul) /Batman Begins/ (Christopher Nolan, 2005)~ B
139. (14 Jul) Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro, 2008) C+
140. (14 Jul) disFIGURED (Glenn Gers, 2008) D
141. (18 Jul) The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) A-
142. (19 Jul) Speed Racer (Andy & Larry Wachowski, 2008) B-
143. (19 Jul) /The Dark Knight/ (Christopher Nolan, 2008) A-
144. (20 Jul) The Animation Show 4 (Various, presented by Mike Judge, 2008) C
145. (21 Jul) Chung King Express (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)~ A-
146. (21 Jul) /The Tracey Fragments/ (Bruce McDonald, 2007)~ A-
147. (24 Jul) Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007) B
148. (24 Jul) Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1999)~ A-
149. (25 Jul) The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie, 2005)~ B
150. (26 Jul) Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008) B-
151. (26 Jul) Shine a Light (Martin Scorsese, 2008)~ B
152. (29 Jul) Silent Light (Carlos Reygades, 2007)~ A
153. (29 Jul) Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932)~ n/r
154. (30 Jul) Breaking the Waves (Lars Von Trier, 1996)~ A
155. (31 Jul) /Far From Heaven/ (Todd Haynes, 2002)~ A
156. (31 Jul) The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)~ n/r
157. (31 Jul) /Spider/ (David Cronenberg, 2002)~ A-
158. (2 Aug) /The Dark Knight/ (Christopher Nolan, 2008) A-
159. (3 Aug) Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007) A
160. (4 Aug) The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Chris Carter, 2008) C+
161. (4 Aug) Slacker (Richard Linklater, 1991)~ A-
162. (5 Aug) Passing Poston: An American Story (Joe Fox & James Nubile, 2008) D+
163. (6 Aug) Pineapple Express (David Gordon Green, 2008) B+
164. (6 Aug) His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)~ A
165. (7 Aug) La haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)~ B+
166. (7 Aug) The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)~ A
167. (8 Aug) /Pineapple Express/ (David Gordon Green, 2008) B+
168. (9 Aug) Play Time (Jacques Tati, 1967)~ A
169. (10 Aug) The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette, 2007) B+
170. (10 Aug) Masculin féminin (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966)~ B+
171. (12 Aug) Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (Robbie Cavolina & Ian McCrudden, 2007)~ B-
172. (13 Aug) Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller, 2008) B-
173. (13 Aug) Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)~ B+
174. (14 Aug) /The Straight Story/ (David Lynch, 1999)~ A-
175. (15 Aug) The Wackness (Jonathan Levine, 2008) C-
176. (16 Aug) An American Crime (Tommy O'Haver, 2007)~ F
177. (17 Aug) Nixon (Oliver Stone, 1995)~ A-
178. (21 Aug) /The Big Lebowski/ (Joel Coen, 1998) A-
179. (23 Aug) Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)~ A
180. (24 Aug) /Vicky Cristina Barcelona/ (Woody Allen, 2008) B+
181. (27 Aug) Within Our Gates (Oscar Micheaux, 1920) n/r
182. (27 Aug) Maria Bethania: Music is Perfume (Georges Gachot, 2005)~ C
183. (28 Aug) October (Sergei Eisenstein, 1928) n/r
184. (28 Aug) Youssou N'Dour: Return to Goree (Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, 2008)~ B-
185. (29 Aug) Hamlet 2 (Andrew Fleming, 2008) B
186. (1 Sep) eXistenZ (David Cronenberg, 1999)~ B-
187. (3 Sep) Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minelli, 1943) C+
188. (3 Sep) /Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/ (Terry Gilliam, 1998) B-
189. (4 Sep) Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) A
190. (10 Sep) The Blood of Jesus (Spencer Williams, 1941) C-
191. (10 Sep) The Tree of Life (Hava Volterra, 2008)~ D-
192. (11 Sep) /Only Angels Have Wings/ (Howard Hawks, 1939) A
193. (11 Sep) Forgiveness (Udi Aloni, 2006)~ C
194. (12 Sep) Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola, 2007)~ C+
195. (13 Sep) Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2008) B+
196. (13 Sep) Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh, 2008)~ B
197. (14 Sep) /Burn After Reading/ (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2008) A-
198. (16 Sep) /The Godfather/ (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)~ A
199. (17 Sep) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Stanley Kramer, 1967) C
200. (18 Sep) Top Hat (Mark Sandrich, 1935) A
201. (18 Sep) /The Godfather: Part II/ (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)~ A
202. (21 Sep) The Godfather: Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)~ C+
203. (22 Sep) Taking Father Home (Ying Liang, 2006)~ C
204. (24 Sep) Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Melvin Van Peebles, 1971) C-
205. (25 Sep) /Closer/ (Mike Nichols, 2004)~ B
206. (26 Sep) Redbelt (David Mamet, 2008)~ B-
207. (28 Sep) Choke (Clark Gregg, 2008) C+
208. (29 Sep) /Fargo/ (Joel Coen, 1996)~ A
209. (1 Oct) Cotton Comes to Harlem (Ossie Davis, 1970) B-
210. (2 Oct) Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) B
211. (4 Oct) /Barton Fink/ (Joel Coen, 1991)~ A
212. (5 Oct) Nick and Norah's Infinite Mixtape (Peter Sollett, 2008) B-
213. (6 Oct) /L.A. Confidential/ (Curtis Hanson, 1997)~ A-
214. (8 Oct) Bush Mama (Haile Gerima, 1979) B-
215. (15 Oct) /Do the Right Thing/ (Spike Lee, 1989) A
216. (17 Oct) W. (Oliver Stone, 2008) C
s08. (19 Oct) Illusions (Julie Dash, 1982)
217. (22 Oct) Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991) C-
218. (24 Oct) Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008) A-
219 (28 Oct) /Shattered Glass/ (Billy Ray, 2003)~ B+
220. (28 Oct) Devil in a Blue Dress (Carl Franklin, 1995)~ B-
221. (29 Oct) Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968) A
222. (30 Oct) Once Were Warriors (Lee Tamahori, 1994) C-
223. (31 Oct) /Dave Chappelle's Block Party/ (Michel Gondry, 2005)~ A
224. (31 Oct) Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Kevin Smith, 2008) C+
225. (2 Nov) /Changeling/ (Clint Eastwood, 2008) C+
226. (3 Nov) [Rec] (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, 2007)~ A-
227. (5 Nov) Chang is Missing (Wayne Wang, 1982) B-
228. (5 Nov) The Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog, 2005)~ B
229. (6 Nov) My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)~ B+
230. (8 Nov) Role Models (David Wain, 2008) B-
231. (8 Nov) /Rachel Getting Married/ (Jonathan Demme, 2008) A [up from A-]
232. (9 Nov) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Mark Herman, 2008) C
233. (9 Nov) Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)~ D+
234. (9 Nov) Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)~ A-
235. (10 Nov) Manhunter (Michael Mann, 1986)~ A-
236. (12 Nov) Zoot Suit (Luis Valdez, 1981) B-
237. (12 Nov) /Rachel Getting Married/ (Jonathan Demme, 2008) A
238. (13 Nov) JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)~ A-
239. (14 Nov) Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008) B-
240. (14 Nov) /Chungking Express/ (Wong Kar-wai, 1994)~ A-
241. (15 Nov) /Synecdoche, New York/ (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) A
242. (16 Nov) Diary of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2007)~ C-
243. (16 Nov) /Land of the Dead/ (George A. Romero, 2005)~ A-
244. (16 Nov) Day of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1985)~ B+
245. (18 Nov) Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008) C-
246. (19 Nov) Smoke Signals (Chris Eyre, 1998) C-
247. (22 Nov) Bolt (Byron Howard & Chris Williams, 2008) B-
248. (22 Nov) Lakeview Terrace (Neil LaBute, 2008) C+
249. (22 Nov) In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007)~ A-
250. (22 Nov) Stuck (Stuart Gordon, 2007)~ C+
251. (23 Nov) /Synecdoche, New York/ (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) A
252. (23 Nov) Moulin Rouge (Baz Lurhmann, 2001)~ B+
253. (24 Nov) /Dogville/ (Lars Von Trier, 2003)~ A
254. (25 Nov) Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)~ B+
255. (26 Nov) Australia (Baz Luhrmann, 2008) C
256. (26 Nov) The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)~ B+
257. (26 Nov) The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)~ A-
258. (27 Nov) /Joshua/ (George Ratliff, 2007)~ B-
259. (28 Nov) Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat, 2001)~ C
260. (29 Nov) Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008) B+
261. (2 Dec) Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)~ B-
262. (3 Dec) What Just Happened (Barry Levinson, 2008) C-
263. (4 Dec) Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris, 1978)~ A
264. (7 Dec) Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008) C-
265. (9 Dec) Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)~ B
s09. (9 Dec) Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1993)~
266. (9 Dec) /Before Sunset/ (Richard Linklater, 2004)~ A
267. (11 Dec) Where God Left His Shoes (Salvatore Stabile, 2007)~ C+
268. (11 Dec) /The Third Man/ (Carol Reed, 1949)~ A