Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs, Etc. I Saw/Read/Attended In 2015

Updated December 31, 2015

(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)

1. Mightier Than The Sword (Clifton Chronicles Vol. 5) by Jeffrey Archer **
2. The Marriage Game by Alison Weir ***
3. I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil ** 1/2
4. One Nation, Under Gods by Peter Manseau *** 1/2
5. Always Magic In The Air: The Bomp and Brilliance Of The Brill Building by Ken Emerson ** 1/2
6. God's Bankers by Gerald Posner ***
7. The Future Of The Catholic Church With Pope Francis by Garry Wills ** 1/2
8. The Francis Miracle by John L. Allen ** 1/2
9. The Age Of Acquiescence by Steve Fraser ***/
10. The Monopolists by Mary Pilon ***
11. Early Warning by Jane Smiley ****
12. Nightbird by Alice Hoffman **
13. The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond ****
14. The Tropic Of Serpents by Marie Brennan ***
15. Voyage Of The Basilisk by Marie Brennan ***
16. Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer ***
17. Voices In The Night by Steven Millhauser ****
18. Words Without Music by Philip Glass ***
19. Between You And Me by Mary Norris ***
20. Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens ** 1/2
21. Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts ***
22. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris ** 1/2
23. Day Shift by Charlaine Harris ***
24. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough ***
25. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit ***
26. The Light Princess by George MacDonald w illus by Maurice Sendak ** 1/2\
27. The Bill Of Rights by Carol Berkin ***
28. Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins ** 1/2
29. And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley ***
30. The Millionaire And The Bard by Andrea Mays ** 1/2
31. Uprooted by Naomi Novik *** 1/2
32. The School For Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin **
33. The Book  Of Aron by Jim Shepard *** 1/2
34. Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas ** 1/2
35. Irrationally Yours by Dan Ariely ** 1/2
36. My First Hundred Years In Show Business by Mary Louise Wilson *** 1/2
37. Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson *** 1/2
38. Circling The Sun by Paula McLain ***
39. In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume ***
40. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling ** 1/2
41. Paper Towns by John Green ***
42. Looking For Alaska by John Green ***\
43. Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb ***
44. The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove ***/
45. The Curious World Of Calpurnia Tate ***
46. The Intern's Handbook by Shane Kuhn ** 1/2
47. Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn ***
48. Mister Max: The Book Of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt ***
49. Mister Max: The Book Of Secrets by Cynthia Voigt *** 1/2
50. Mister Max: The Book Of Kings by Cynthia Voigt ****
51. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter *** 1/2
52. Pope Francis Among The Wolves by Marco Politi ** 1/2
53. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid ***/
54. Our Man In Charleston by Christopher Dickey ***
55. Katrina by Gary Rivlin ** 1/2
56. Slice Harvester by Colin Atrophy Hegendorf *** 1/2
57. We Believe The Children by Richard Beck *** 1/2
58. Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam *** /
59. South Toward Home by Margaret Eby ***
60. Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam ****
61. The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness ***/
62. Sorcerer To The Crown by Zen Cho ***
63. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster *** 1/2
64. Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart ***
65. Stand-Off By Andrew Smith *** 1/2
66. Finale by Thomas Mallon ***/
67. 1944: FDR And The Year That Changed History by Jay Winik *** 1/2
68. Symphony For The City Of The Dead by M.T. Anderson ****
69. Razzle Dazzle by Michael Riedel ** 1/2
70. Saving Capitalism by Robert Reich ** 1/2
71. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston ***
72. Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix ** 1/2
73. Golden Age by Jane Smiley *** 1/2
74. The Silent Boy by Andrew Taylor ** 1/2
75. Sinatra: The Chairman by James Kaplan ***\
76. The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam *** 1/2
77. The Keeper's Son by Homer Hickam ***/
78. Slade House by David Mitchell ***
79. Avenue Of Mysteries by John Irving ***
80. Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker *** 1/2
81. Cast Of Characters by Thomas Vinciguerra ** 1/2
82. The Great Surge by Steve Radelet ***
83. The Cinder Spires: Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher *** 1/2
84. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry ***
85. How To Catch A Bogle by Catherine Jenkins ***
86. A Plague Of Bogles by Catherine Jenkins ***
87. Memory Theater by Simon Critchley ***
88. The Constable's Tale by Donald Smith ** 1/2
89. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ****
90. A Brief History Of Creation by Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II *** 1/2
91. All About Sam by Lois Lowry ** 1/2
92. It's All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick (2016 release) ***
93. This Divided Island by Samanth Subramanian *** 1/2
94. The Revenant by Michael Punke *** 1/2
95. The Last Bogler by Catherine Jinks ***
96. Lizzie and the Lost Baby by Cheryl Blackford ***
97. Bryant And May And The Burning Man by Christopher Fowler *** 1/2
98. The Tevye Stories and Other Stories by Sholem Aleichem *** 1/2
99. Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse by Robert Knott ** 1/2
100. Robert B. Parker's Bull River by Robert Knott ** 1/2

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1. Fall Out Boy -- American Beauty/American Psycho ***/
2. Diana Krall -- Wallflower ** 1/2
3. Steve Earle -- Terraplane *** 1/2
4. The Lone Bellow -- Then Came The Morning *** 1/2
5. The Waterboys -- Modern Blues ***
6. The Subways -- The Subways **
7. Lee Ann Womack -- The Way I'm Livin' (2014) ** 1/2
8. Kris Allen -- Horizons (2014) ** 1/2
9. Bob Dylan -- Shadows In The Night ***/
10. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Carry Me Back (2012) ***
11. Sleater Kinney -- No Cities To Love ** 1/2
12. Dakota Staton -- Dynamic! (1958) ***
13. Courtney Barnett -- Sometimes I Just Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit *** 1/2 \
14. Martin Sexton -- Mixtape Of The Open Road *** (esp "Do It Daily")
15. Marina And The Diamonds -- Froot **
16. Mick Flannery -- By The Rule ** (esp "Get What You Give")
17. Amy LaVere and Will Sexton -- Hallelujah, I'm A Dreamer *** 1/2
18. Andrew Combs -- All These Dreams *** (esp "Strange Bird")
19. Brian Setzer -- Rockabilly Riot (2014) ** 1/2
20. Nellie McKay -- My Weekly Reader ***
21. The Tallest Man On Earth -- Dark Bird Is Home ****
22. Ozark Henry -- Paramount ***
23. Randy Travis -- Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am (2014) ** 1/2
24. Bill Ryder-Jones -- Home Recordings Jan/Feb 2015 ** 1/2
25. Sufjan Stevens -- Carrie And Lowell ****
26. Bill Fay -- Who Is The Sender? ***
27. Tobias Jesso Jr. -- Goon **
28. The Staples Singers -- Freedom Highway Complete ** 1/2 (poorly miked concert; bad sound)
29. Steve Earle -- Terraplane *** 1/2
30. Various Artists -- Zomba Prison Project ** 1/2
31. Leonard Cohen -- Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour ***
32. Kendrick Lamar -- To Pimp A Butterfly *** 1/2
33. Father John Misty -- I Love You Honeybear ** 1/2
34. Drew Holcomb -- Medicine **
35. The Honeydrips -- In The City **
36. John Grant -- Strongroom (EP) *** 1/2
37. Kasey Chambers -- Bittersweet **
38. Kodaline -- Coming Up For Air **
39. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper -- After **
40. Loudon Wainwright III -- Haven't Got The Blues (Yet) ***
41. Matt Wertz -- Old Flames **
42. Richard Thompson -- Acoustic Classics (2014) ***
43. The White Birch -- The Weight Of Spring * 1/2
44. The Watkins Family Hour -- The Watkins Family Hour * 1/2
45. Vetiver -- Complete Strangers ** 1/2
46. The Vespers -- Sisters and Brothers **
47. Two Gallants -- We Come Undone ** 1/2
48. Tony Joe White -- The Complete Collection **
49. Tom Broseau -- Perfect Abandon **
50. Toni Braxton And Babyface --- Love, Marriage And Divorce (2014) ***/
51. Steve Gunn -- Seasonal Hire ***
52. The Staves -- Dead And Born And Grown **
53. San Cisco -- Gracetown **
54. Robert Earl Keen -- Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions ** 1/2
55. Sean Watkins -- All I Do Is Lie **
56. Seth Avett And Jessica Lea Mayfield -- Sing Elliot Smith ***
57. Shakey Graves -- And The War Came (2014) ***
58. Shakey Graves -- Nobody's Fool (2015) *** 1/2
59. Kelly Clarkson -- Piece By Piece ***
60. James McMurtry -- Complicated Game ** 1/2
61. She And Him -- Classics (2014) *** 1/2
62. Garth Brooks -- Man Against Machine (2014) **
63. Shelby Lynne -- I Can't Imagine ** 1/2
64. Leon Bridges -- Coming Home **
65. James Taylor -- Before This World ** 1/2
66. Boz Scaggs -- A Fool To Care ***
67. Jason Isbell -- Something More Than Free ***/
68. Davy Knowles -- The Outsider **
69. Josh Ritter -- Sermon On The Rocks ** (but final track "Man On A Horse" a keeper)
70. Richard Thompson -- Still ** 1/2
71. Trailhead -- Leave Me To Learn **
72. Lindi Ortega -- Faded Gloryville *** 1/2\
73. Daniel Romano -- If I've Only One Time Askin' *** 1/2\
74. Ernestine Anderson -- Swings The Penthouse (1962 concert) ***/
75. Lesley Gore -- Girl Talk (1964) ***/
76. Lianne La Havas -- Blood ***
77. Curtis Harding -- Soul Power (2014) **
78. Sean Taylor -- ** 1/2
79. Mika -- No Place In Heaven ***
80. Langhorne Slim -- The Spirit Moves ** 1/2
81. Iris DeMent -- The Trackless Woods *** 1/2/
82. Jack Savoretti -- Scars **
83. The Wands -- The Wands ** 1/2
84. Ruthann Friedman -- The Complete Constant Companion Sessions (1969) ***/
85. Johnny Mathis -- So Nice (1966) ** 1/2
86. East Anderson -- Delilah ***/
87. Darlene Love -- Introducing Darlene Love ** 1/2
88. Kasey Musgraves -- Pageant Material  ***  1/2
89. Various Artists -- Country Soul [sic] ** 1/2
90. Family Of The Year -- Family Of The Year **
91. Samantha Fish -- Wild Hearts **
92. Run Boy Run -- Something To Someone (2014) **
93. Fotheringay -- Fotheringay (1970) ****
94. Fotheringay -- Fotheringay 2 (1971-ish) *** 1/2
95. Old Man Luedecke -- Domestic Eccentric **
96. Garnet Mimms -- Looking For You: The Complete United Artists and Veep Singles (1963-1967) ****
97. Courtney Barnett -- Double EP: A Sea Of Spilt Peas (2014) *** 1/2
98. Jill Scott -- Woman *** 1/2
99. Marion Williams -- Gospel Soul Of Marion Williams ****
100. Public Enemy -- Man Plans God Laughs ** 1/2
101. Various Artists -- Southpaw Soundtrack ** 1/2
102. Beirut -- No No No **
103. Boz Scaggs -- A Fool To Care *** 1/2 (better on repeated listening)
104. Anna and Elizabeth -- Anna and Elizabeth ** (Appalachian face)
105. The Kingston Trio -- Greatest Hits **
106. George Benson -- The Best Of George Benson **
107. What's Eating Gilbert -- That New Sound You're Looking For **
108. The Weeknd -- Beauty Behind The Madness ** 1/2
109. Janis Ian -- Anthology **
110. Bruce Hornsby -- Essential **
111. Fotheringay -- Nothing More: Collected *** 1/2
112. Fleetwood Mac -- Play On ****
113. The Fratellis -- Eyes Wide Tongue Tied *** 1/2
114. Findlay Brown -- Slow Light **
115. Greg Trooper -- Live At The Rock Room **
116. Freddy Cole -- Singing The Blues (2014) ** 1/2
117. The Strypes -- Little Victories **
118. Procol Harum -- Shine On Brightly (1968)  ***/
119. Prince -- HitnRun Phase One ***\
120. Lesley Gore -- California Nights (1967) ***/
121. Marine Dreams -- Producer's Wonderland ** 1/2
122. Years And Years -- Communion ** 1/2
123. Steep Canyon Rangers -- Radio **
124. Meg Baird -- Don't Weigh Down The Light **
125. Leigh Nash -- The State I'm In ***
126. Rhodes -- Wishes *** (romantic, anthemic pop w great arrangements)
127. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin -- Lost Time ***\
128. Bones -- Powder *** 1/2\
129. Bones -- HateToBreakItToYou ***
130. Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap -- The Silver Lining *** 1/2
131. David Bowie -- Hunky Dory (1971) ****
132. David Bowie -- Space Oddity (1969) *** 1/2
133. David Bowie -- Aladdin Sane (1973) *** 1/2
134. John Grant -- Grey Tickles, Black Pressure ** 1/2
135. Harry Connick Jr. -- That Would Be Me ***
136. Don Henley -- Cass Country ***/
137. Carrie Underwood -- Storyteller ***/
138. The Mavericks -- Mono *** 1/2
139. Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings -- It's A Holiday Soul Party ** 1/2
140. Def Leppard -- Def Leppard **
141. Original Broadway Cast -- Hamilton *** 1/2 /
142. Chris Young -- I'm Comin' Over ** 1/2
143. Magic System -- Radio Afrika ***
144. The Coasters -- Christmas With The Coasters * 1/2
145. Jesse Malin -- Outsiders **
146. Eric Church -- Mr. Misunderstood ***/
147. Tom McGraw -- Damn Country Music **
148. The Specials -- The Specials (weak vocals) ***
149. Peter Case -- Hway 62 **
150. Sara Bareilles -- What's Inside: Songs From Waitress *** 1/2
151. Carousel Kings -- Three Christmas Classics: A Four Song EP **
152. Chris Isaak -- First Comes The Night ***
153. Adele -- 25 ***/
154. Jeff Lynne's ELO -- Alone In The Universe ***
155. Francesco Yates -- Francesco Yates **
156. The Lighthouse And The Whaler -- Mont Royal ** 1/2
157. Edie Brickell and Steve Martin -- So Familiar **
158. Kylie Minogue -- Kylie Christmas **
159. The Brian Setzer Orchestra -- Rockin' Rudolph **
160. Angie Stone -- Dream **
161. Frank Sinatra -- A Voice On Air: 1935-1955 ***
162. Amy Winehouse -- Amy (soundtrack) **
163. The Velvet Underground -- Loaded (1970) *** 1/2
164. Steven Curtis Chapman -- Christmas Hymns * 1/2
165. Danny Gokey -- Christmas Is Here * 1/2
166. The Pretty Things -- The Sweet Pretty Things (Are In Bed Now, Of Course) ** 1/2
167. The Dead Weather -- Dodge And Burn ** 1/2
168. Ben Rector -- Brand New ** 1/2 (but song "Make Something Beautiful" lovely)
169. Duran Duran -- Paper Gods ** 1/2
170. Drake and The Future -- What A Time To Be Alive ** 1/2
171. Holy Sons -- Fall Of Man **
172. Joanna Newsome -- Divers **
173. Lana Del Rey -- Honeymoon **
174. Los Lobos -- Gates Of Gold *** 1/2 \
175. Madonna -- Rebel Heart ***
176. Rod Melancon -- Parish Lines **
177. Ruby Amanfu -- Standing Still ** 1/2
178. Ryan Adams -- 1989 ***
179. Various Artists - Nippon Girls 2: Japanese Pop, Beat And Rock n Roll 1965-1970 *** 1/2
180. Ron Sexsmith -- Carousel One *** \
181. Ike Reilly -- Born On Fire *** 1/2
182. Foals -- What Went Down ** 1/2
183. Ryley Walker -- Primrose Green **
184. The Felice Brothers -- Feliz Navidad **
185. Jim O'Rourke -- Simple Songs **
186. Hop Along -- Painted Shut ** 1/2
187. Patty Griffin -- Servant Of Love *** 1/2
188. James Bay -- Chaos And The Calm **
189. Bill Ryder-Jones -- West Kirby County Primary ***\
190. David Bowie -- Station To Station (1976) *** 1/2
191. The Mekons and Robbie Fulks -- Jura ** 1/2
192. Sun Bears! -- Do Christmas ** 1/2
193. Ashley Monroe -- The Blade ** 1/2
194. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band -- Wrap This! * 1/2
195. Rumer -- Love Is The Answer EP ***
196. Alabama Shakes -- Sound And Color ***
197. Bob Moses -- Days Gone By ***
198. Cowboy Junkies -- Notes Falling Slowly *** 1/2
199. Prince -- HitNRun Phase Two ** 1/2
200. The London Souls -- The London Souls *** 1/2
201. The Vamps -- Wake Up **
202. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment -- Surf ** 1/2
203. Bruce Springsteen -- The River Single Album Version ** 1/2
204. Miguel -- Wildheart ***
205. The Arcs -- Yours, Dreamily **
206. Carly Rae Jepsen -- Emotion ** 1/2 (vocals over-processed; strong songs)
207. Tame Impala -- Currents *** 1/2
208. Skrillex and Diplo -- Present Jack U ***/
209. Tinariwen -- Live In Paris 2014 *** 1/2
210. Chris Stapleton -- Traveller *** 1/2
211. Mackintosh Braun -- Arcadia ** 1/2
212. Malinky -- Malinky ** 1/2
213. Michael Sherwood and Christian Nesmith -- Groovy Lemon Pie ***
214. Kamasi Washington -- The Epic *** 1/2
215. Kanaku Y El Tigre -- Quema Quema Quema ** 1/2
216. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams -- Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams ** 1/2
217. Leigh Nash -- The State I'm In ** 1/2
218. Quiet Company -- Transgressor ** 1/2
219. Peter Buck -- Warzone Earth **
220. Paul Weller -- Saturn's Pattern ***
221. Kimmie Rhodes -- Cowgirl Boudoir **
222. Kristin Diable -- Create Your Own Mythology ***/
223. Kurt Cobain -- Montage Of Heck **
224. Dirty Revival -- Dirty Revival **
225. Veruca Salt -- Ghost Notes ***/
226. Whitney Rose -- Heartbreaker Of The Year ***
227. Cage The Elephant -- Tell Me I'm Pretty ***/
228. Alan Jackson -- Angels and Alcohol **
229. April Verch -- The Newpart ** 1/2
230. Car Seat Headrest -- Teen Style ***
231. Warm Soda -- Symbolic Dream ***
232. Royal Headache -- High ***
233. Scouting For Girls -- Still Thinking About You ** 1/2
234. Dwight Yoakum -- Second-Hand Heart *** 1/2
235. Orange Humble Band -- Depressing Beauty *** 1/2/
236. Franz Ferdinand Sparks -- Franz Ferdinand Sparks ***/
237. Vince Staples -- Summertime '06 *** 1/2
238. Kurt Vile -- B'lieve I'm Going Down ***
239. Graham Parker -- Mystery Gate ** 1/2
240. The Bellfuries -- Workingman's Bellfuries ** 1/2
241. Blur -- The Magic Whip ***


1. Foyle's War Season 8 * 1/2
2. The Babadook (2014) ** 1/2
3. Mommy *** 1/2
4. Wild Tales *** 1/2
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) *** 1/2
6. We Are The Best! (2014) ***
7. Birdman (2014) *
8. Nightcrawler (2014) *** 1/2
9. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) **
10. Ida (2014) *** 1/2
11. The Lunchbox (2014) *** 1/2
12. Force Majeure (2014) *** 1/2
13. Fury (2014) *** 1/2
14. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron * 1/2
15. Beggars Of Life (1928) (Film Forum w live accompaniment) *** 1/2
16. Bad Little Angel (1939) * 1/2
17. I'll Be Seeing You (1944 w Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple) ** 1/2
18. Pitch Perfect 2 * 1/2
19. Inside Out ***
20. Dope ** 1/2 (but fun)
21. Confessions Of A Nazi Spy (1939) **
22. Mr. Holmes (2015) * 1/2
23. Ant-man ** 1/2
24. Amy (Amy Winehouse docu) **
25. Flamenco Flamenco (2014) *** 1/2
26. Beyond Zero: 1914 -- 1918 *** 1/2
27. Seashore ***
28. Adventures Of Jane Arden (1939) *
29. Pride Of The Blue Grass (1939) **
30. Mission Impossible Rogue Nation ** 1/2
31. Microbe And I (Michel Gondry) **
32. Indian Summers (TV series season one) **
33. The Walk **
34. Brooklyn [Noam] ***\
35. Bridge Of Spies [Andy] **
36. Spectre [Luis) ***
37. The Danish Girl [Luis] ** 1/2
38. Carol [Noam] ** 1/2
39. Chimes At Midnight [Noam] ***
40. Son Of Saul *** 1/2
41. In Jackson Heights *** 1/2
42. The Revenant ** 1/2
43. Creed ** 1/2
44. Joy ** 1/2
45. The End Of The Tour ** 1/2
46. Slow West ***/
47. Sicario **
48. Me And Earl and the Dying Girl **
49. Güeros *** 1/2
50. The Clouds Of Sils Maria ** 1/2
51. The Big Short ** 1/2
52. Far From The Madding Crowd (2015 w Carey Mulligan) ***
52. Oscar shorts live action
          Stutterer ** 1/2
          Everything Will Be Okay ***
          Day One **
          Ave Maria * 1/2
          Shok * 1/2
53. Oscar shorts animation
          Bear Story ***
          We Can't Live Without Cosmos ** 1/2
          Prologue *
          World Of Tomorrow **
          Sanjay's Super Team ***
54. Love And Mercy *** 1/2
55. Chi-raq * 1/2
56. The Diary Of A Teenage Girl *** 1/2
57. Straight Outta Compton ***/
58. Anomalisa ** 1/2
59. Tangerine ***/
60. The Tribe *** 1/2
61. The Hateful Eight ***


1. Honeymoon In Vegas [Garrett] **
2. The Woodsman [Noam] ***
3. Constellations [Noam] ** 1/2
4. Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History Of Popular Music 1930s-1950s [Noam] ** 1/2
5. Let The Right One In [Solo] **
6. Da [Noam] no rating
7. A Month In The Country [Noam] ** 1/2
8. Parade in Concert at Lincoln Center [Noam] ** 1/2
9. Hamilton at the Public [Luis] ***
10. The World Of Extreme Happiness [Noam, Zoe] ** 1/2
11. Broadway By The Year 1915-1940 [TJ] **
12. Verite * 1/2
13. Fabulous! [TJ] *
14. The Mystery Of Love And Sex **
15. An Octoroon at Polonsky Shakespeare Center [TJ] *** 1/2
16. Fish In The Dark *
17. The Audience ***
18. Josephine And I [Zoe] ***
19. Posterity * 1/2
20. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame at Paper Mill [Noam] **
21. Lonesome Traveler [Noam] **
22. On The Twentieth Century [Cohen] ***
23. Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular [Noam] ** 1/2
24. The Heidi Chronicles [Noam] *
25. The Tallest Tree In The Forest * 1/2
26. Broadway By The Year: 1941-1965 [TJ] ***
27. Twelfth Night by Bedlam [Noam] ***
28. What You Will by Bedlam [Noam] *** 1/2
29. Wolf Hall Parts I and II [Noam] ** 1/2
30. Skylight [Noam] ***
31. Nellie McKay [Noam] at 54 Below ***
32. Ludic Proxy ** 1/2
33. It Shoulda Been You {TJ] ** 
34. Finding Neverland [TJ] ** 1/2
35. Hamlet w Peter Sarsgaard at CSC [Noam] no stars
36. The King And I [Noam] ***
37. Gigi * 1/2
38. An American In Paris [] ** 1/2
39. Doctor Zhivago [TJ] no stars
40. Fun Home [Noam] ** 1/2
41. Living On Love [TJ] * 1/2
42. Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation [solo] ***
43. Airline Highway [Noam] * 1/2
44. The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Fiasco Theatre) [Noam] *** 
45. The Visit (w Chita Rivera) [Noam] ** 1/2
46. The Sound And The Fury (ERS) [Noam] ** 
47. Broadway By The Year: 1966-1990 [TJ] ***
48. The Spoils * 1/2
49. Ever After (at Papermill) [Noam] **
50. Heisenberg [Noam] *** 1/2
51. Marilyn Maye at 54 Below [TJ] ***
52. Kaiser Chiefs at Irving Plaza [Noam] *** 1/2
53. What I Did Last Summer (AR Gurney at Signature) [Noam] *
54. Betty Buckley at Joe's Pub [Noam] ***
55. Orville And Wilbur Did It (reading w Bobby Steggert, Matt Doyle et al) [Noam] ***
56. The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek (Athol Fugard at Signature) [Noam, Zoe, Cohen] *** 1/2
57. An Act Of God [TJ] **
58. The National High School Musical Theatre Awards [Noam] *** 
59. Amazing Grace [TJ] *
60. My Report To The World (David Strathairn staged reading of play about Jan Karski) [Noam]  
61. The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey (James Lescene one-man play) [Noam] ** 1/2
62. Cymbeline (Shakespeare In The Park w Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater)[Noam]  *** 
63. John (by Annie Baker at Signature) *** 1/2 [Noam, Zoe, Cohen, Robynne]
64. Hamilton (on Broadway) [Noam] *** 1/2 production of **** musical
65. The Christians (Playwrights Horizons) [Zoe] ***\
66. A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pearl Theatre Company) [Noam]
67. Reread Another (Target Margin at The Brick) **
68. Daddy Long Legs (musical at Davenport) **
69. Spring Awakening (2015 Bway revival by Deaf Theatre West) [Luis]  *** 1/2
70. Barbecue (Public Theater) [Noam] **
71. Fool For Love (W Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell) [Noam] ** 1/2
72. Old Times (w Clive Owen) [Stephen Garrett] **
73. The Bandstand (at Papermill) {TJ] ***\
74. The Gin Game (w James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson) [Noam] **
75. Rothschild And Sons (w Robert Cuccioli) ** 1/2
76. The Inn At Lake Devine [Noam] **
77. First Daughters Suite (Public) [Zoe] 
78. Tannhauser (at Met w Eva-Maria Westbroek, Johan Botha) ** 1/2
79. Ripcord (Holland Taylor) [Noam] **
80. Janitor (mood piece at Hudson Park Carousel) [Noam] **
81. Dames At Sea (Broadway) [TJ] ** 1/2
82. The Humans (Jane Houdyshell, Reed Birney) [Noam] *** 1/2
83. Sylvia (Matthew Broderick) [Luis] **
84. Therese Raquin (Keira Knightley) [Noam] * 1/2
85. King Charles III (Tim Piggot-Smith) [Noam] *** 1/2
86. Hir (Taylor Mac play) [Zoe] **
87. Henry IV (Harriet Walter at St. Ann's in all-female production) ***
88. On Your Feet [Luis] **
89. Misery (Bruce Willis) [Stephen Garrett] *

90. A View From The Bridge (Mark Strong) ***
91. Paper Bullets (strong songs by Billie Joe Armstrong) [Noam] ***
92. China Doll  [Noam] *
93. New York Animals (Bedlam) (but strong songs by Steven Sater and Burt Bacharach) [Livia Belman-Wells] ** 1/2
94. Incident At Vichy (Signature revival) [Zoe, Livia] ** 1/2
95. Night Is A Room (Signature show) **
96. School Of Rock [Luis] * 1/2
97. The New Standards: The Holiday Show (w guests Nellie McKay, Fred Schneider, Julian Fleischer, Har Mar Superstar et al) [Noam] ***/
98. Lazarus * 1/2 [Dave Cohen]
99. Plaid Tidings ** 1/2 [Cohen]
100. Marjorie Prime ** [Noam]
101. The Color Purple (Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson) [Noam] ** 1/2
102. Once Upon A Mattress (Jackie Hoffman, John Epperson) [Cohen, Luis] ** 1/2
103. Daniel Kitson's Christmas Show [Noam] *** 1/2 (marked off half a star cause no hot chocolate)

Updated December 31, 2015

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Best Movies Of The Year -- The Master List

For people who ask "What are your favorite movies?" -- here's the answer. Yes, I know you can argue about which year certain movies belong to (especially films from other countries), but the point is not to make an historical record but just to list some great movies you might want to check out. I start with my top pick from each year as a sort of über list. No, it's not the most "important" movie of that year, just the one that meant the most to me either at the time or today -- and most often at the time and today. Some years the choice was easy, other times a few battled it out or I didn't feel strongly enough about one particular film to make a statement. But you could do worse as a budding film buff than making sure you see all of them.


Eighth Grade (2018 -- work in progress)
Dunkirk (2017)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Mommy (2015)
National Gallery (2014)
Her (2013)
The Kid With A Bike (2012)
A Separation (2011)
A Prophet (2010)
(500) Days Of Summer (2009)
The Class (2008)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
The Incredibles (2004)
To Be and To Have (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
In the Mood for Love (2001)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Rushmore (1998)
4 Little Girls (1997)
La Promesse (1996)
Babe (1995)
Red (1994)
The Long Day Closes (1993)
Raise the Red Lantern (1992)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
GoodFellas (1990)
sex, lies and videotape (1989)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
A Room With A View/Hannah And Her Sisters (1986)
Shoah (1985)
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Arthur (1981)
Raging Bull (1980)
Being There (1979)
Superman: The Movie (1978)
Star Wars (1977)
All The President's Men (1976)
Nashville (1975)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Sting (1973)
The Godfather (1972)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Sound Of Music (1965)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
8 1/2 (1963)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Hustler (1961)
Jazz On A Summer’s Day (1960)
Wild Strawberries (1959)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Naked Spur (1953)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Ace In The Hole aka The Big Carnival (1951)
All About Eve (1950)
The Third Man (1949)
Red River (1948)
Out Of The Past (1947)
It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
The Bells Of St. Mary's (1945)
The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek/Hail The Conquering Hero (tie) (1944)
The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Casablanca (1942)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Rules Of The Game (1939)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
Swing Time (1936)
The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
The Thin Man (1934)
Duck Soup (1933)
Trouble In Paradise (1932)
M (1931)
The Last Command (1930)
Man With A Movie Camera (1929)
The Crowd (1928)
Sunrise (1927)
The General (1926)
The Big Parade (1925)
Greed (1924)

2018 (work in progress)

The Favourite
Eighth Grade
Summer 1993
Amazing Grace
The Old Man And The Gun (cinematography)
American Animals
Monrovia, Indiana
Museo (w Gael Garcia Bernal)
The Rider (cinematography by Joshua James Richards)
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
First Reformed
RBG/ Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Cold War
Isle Of Dogs
Who We Are Now
Blockers (esp Ike Barinholtz and Miles Robbins)
Sorry To Bother You (acting)


The Florida Project
The Founder
Lady Macbeth
The Lost City Of Z
God's Own Country
Good Time
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Land Of Mine
Una Mujer Fantastica
Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Other Side Of Hope
Faces, Places
Bad Lucky Goat
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Phantom Thread
I, Tonya
Risk (Laura Poitras documentary)
Happy Death Day


Everybody Wants Some!!
Manchester By The Sea
Green Room
American Honey
The Lobster
Love And Friendship
Hell Or High Water
The Fits
The Nice Guys
Toni Erdmann


The Look Of Silence
The Tribe
In Jackson Heights
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
Love And Mercy
Slow West
Son Of Saul
Straight Outta Compton
Seymour: An Introduction


National Gallery
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Flamenco Flamenco
Beyond Zero: 1914 -- 1918
Wild Tales
Mr. Turner
Red Army
Dear White People
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes


Laurence Anyways
The Hunt
The Spectacular Now
Fill The Void
All Is Lost
Stories We Tell
To The Wonder
Warm Bodies
Inside Llewyn Davis
Frances Ha


The Kid With A Bike/La Gamin Du Velo
The Miners' Hymns
The Master
Django Unchained
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
The Gatekeepers/The Law In These Parts
Footnote aka Hearat Shulayam
How To Survive A Plague
The Deep Blue Sea
Rust and Bone
Michael (2011)
Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Moonrise Kingdom
Mea Maxima Culpa
I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhangke
The Fairy


A Separation
The Tree of Life
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Time That Remains
Project Nim
Meek's Cutoff
Take Shelter
Arthur Christmas
Tuesday, After Christmas
Win Win
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
The Sleeping Beauty
The Black Power Mixtape
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Bombay Beach
Somos Lo Que Hay/We Are What We Are (cannibal film at Cannes)
La Nostra Vita
The Muppets
The Artist


A Prophet
Another Year
The Illusionist
Inside Job
Toy Story 3
Blue Valentine
Winter's Bone
I Killed My Mother
Exit Through The Gift Shop
Carlos (the long version)
Everyone Else
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Samson and Delilah
Four Lions
Anton Chekhov's The Duel
The Tillman Story
The Social Network


(500) Days Of Summer
Politist, Adjectiv
Up In The Air
Il Divo
Star Trek
About Elly
The Young Victoria
Inglourious Basterds
Lake Tahoe
Treeless Mountain
Sin Nombre
Where The Wild Things Are
The Informant!
A Serious Man
In A Dream
Somers Town
Rudi Y Cursi
You, The Living
It Might Get Loud
District 9
The Country Teacher
Goodbye Solo
The Most Dangerous Man In America


Entre Les Murs/The Class
The Edge of Heaven
My Winnipeg
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
Shotgun Stories
Let the Right One In
Encounters at the End of the World
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Water Lilies
Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest
Last Chance Harvey
Frozen River
Kung Fu Panda


The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan At The Newport Folk Festival
Lars and the Real Girl
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
There Will Be Blood
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Michael Clayton
The Band’s Visit
The Host
This Is England
The Bourne Ultimatum


Pan's Labyrinth
Half Nelson
The Child
United 93
Time to Leave
The Real Dirt On Farmer John
The Pursuit of Happyness


Mysterious Skin
The Best of Youth
Good Night and Good Luck
Brokeback Mountain
The New World
The Squid and the Whale
Look at Me
The Constant Gardener
The Aristocrats
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
A History of Violence
Howl's Moving Castle
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Warrior
Grizzly Man
Tony Takitani


The Incredibles
Spider-Man 2
Vera Drake
The Bourne Supremacy
The Woodsman
Friday Night Lights
House of Flying Daggers
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
The Motorcycle Diaries
Million Dollar Baby
Mean Creek
Maria Full of Grace
The Sea Inside
Napoleon Dynamite


To Be and To Have/Etre et Avoir
The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King
The Son
Decasia: The State of Decay
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Capturing the Friedmans
The Triplets of Belleville
The Fog of War
The Man Without a Past
The Barbarian Invasions
28 Days Later
Whale Rider
The Station Agent
City of God
The Dancer Upstairs
A Mighty Wind
Sweet Sixteen
Yossi and Jagger
Dirty Pretty Things
Goodbye, Dragon Inn


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Spirited Away
Y Tu Mamá También
The Piano Teacher
Sunshine State
The Fast Runner
All or Nothing
Bloody Sunday
Punch-Drunk Love
The Bourne Identity
Far from Heaven
Devils on the Doorstep
Songs from the Second Floor
The Hours
The Son's Room
Russian Ark
The Twilight Samurai
8 Women
What Time Is It There?


In the Mood for Love
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Last Resort
Gosford Park
Werckmeister Harmonies
Mulholland Drive
The Royal Tenenbaums
Under the Sand
Monster's Ball
Fat Girl
The Circle


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Yi Yi
You Can Count on Me
Wonder Boys
Devils On The Doorstep
Chuck and Buck
The Wind Will Carry Us
The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film
Treasure Island
Not One Less
High Fidelity
Before Night Falls
Erin Brockovich
Divided We Fall
Almost Famous


Toy Story 2
Three Kings
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter Jr.
Boys Don't Cry
Office Space
The Winslow Boy
All About My Mother
The Insider
Eyes Wide Shut
The End of the Affair
Being John Malkovich
October Sky
The Straight Story
The Thomas Crown Affair


The Thin Red Line
Out of Sight
Babe: Pig in the City
Velvet Goldmine
Men with Guns
Shakespeare in Love
Your Friends and Neighbors
The Celebration
There's Something About Mary
Saving Private Ryan
Behind the Lines aka Regeneration
Gods and Monsters
The Truman Show
Run Lola Run
A Bug's Life


4 Little Girls
L.A. Confidential
Boogie Nights
The Ice Storm
Taste of Cherry
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Apostle
My Best Friend's Wedding
Ulee's Gold
Mrs. Brown
George of the Jungle
Oscar and Lucinda
Tomorrow Never Dies
The Sweet Hereafter
Waiting for Guffman
In The Company Of Men
Jackie Brown
The Wings Of The Dove
Starship Troopers


La Promesse
Breaking the Waves
Jerry Maguire
The Crucible
Hard Eight
Lone Star
James and the Giant Peach
Big Night
Secrets and Lies
When We Were Kings
Prisoner Of The Mountain
Bottle Rocket
Beavis and Butt-head Do America
Beautiful Thing
Citizen Ruth
That Thing You Do!
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day
Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood
Primal Fear
Angels and Insects


Toy Story
Sense and Sensibility
Devil in a Blue Dress
The Secret Of Roan Inish
Dead Man Walking
A Little Princess
Apollo 13
Leaving Las Vegas
To Die For
The Usual Suspects
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Shanghai Triad
Don Juan DeMarco
The Incredibly True Adventures Of Two Girls In Love


Quiz Show
London (Patrick Keiller film)
Hoop Dreams
The Last Seduction
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Eat Drink Man Woman
Little Women
32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
The Madness of King George
I Like It Like That
Ed Wood
Wild Reeds
Nobody's Fool
Little Odessa
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Heavenly Creatures
Dumb and Dumber
What Happened Was…
Spanking The Monkey
Burnt by the Sun


The Long Day Closes
Dazed and Confused
The Piano
Olivier, Olivier
Flesh and Bone
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Story of Qiu Ju
Groundhog Day
The Age of Innocence
The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
Schindler's List
Menace II Society
The Remains of the Day
Sleepless in Seattle
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
King Of The Hill


Raise the Red Lantern
Howards End
Husbands and Wives
Hard Boiled
The Best Intentions
A Midnight Clear
Malcolm X
Reservoir Dogs
Lorenzo's Oil
The Waterdance
The Crying Game
The Player
Enchanted April
For a Lost Soldier
Edward II
A River Runs Through It


Beauty and the Beast
The Double Life Of Veronique
The Silence of the Lambs
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Rapture
Barton Fink
Rambling Rose
Life Is Sweet
Mississippi Masala
Ju Dou
The Indian Runner
My Own Private Idaho
Days of Being Wild
Thelma and Louise
Point Break
Once a Thief
L.A. Story
City of Hope
Toto Le Heros
Boyz N the Hood
The Man in the Moon
The Adjuster
The Hours and Times
White Fang


Miller's Crossing
The Grifters
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
Men Don’t Leave
The Match Factory Girl
Miami Blues
Dances With Wolves
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Mountains Of The Moon
Reversal of Fortune
Europa Europa
Joe Versus the Volcano
Dick Tracy
Q and A
Vincent and Theo
Wild at Heart
The Hunt for Red October
Longtime Companion
The Freshman
Quick Change


sex, lies and videotape
The Decalogue
Do the Right Thing
For All Mankind
Drugstore Cowboy
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Born on the Fourth of July
The Little Mermaid
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Enemies, A Love Story
Monsieur Hire
Say Anything
Field of Dreams
The War of the Roses
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Casualties of War
Henry V
My Left Foot
Apartment Zero
Dead Poets Society


The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Distant Voices, Still Lives
The Thin Blue Line
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Eight Men Out
A Fish Called Wanda
Dangerous Liaisons
Bull Durham
Babette’s Feast
My Neighbor Totoro
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Biloxi Blues
Things Change
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
A Cry in the Dark
Die Hard
High Hopes
The Last Temptation of Christ
Rain Man
U2: Rattle and Hum
As Tears Go By
Bagdad Café
Let’s Get Lost


Au Revoir Les Enfants
Wings of Desire
The Dead
Empire of the Sun
Withnail and I
Full Metal Jacket
Hope and Glory
Broadcast News
My Life as a Dog
The Princess Bride
River's Edge
Swimming To Cambodia
The Last Emperor
Radio Days
Evil Dead II
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
Dark Eyes
Prick Up Your Ears
Wall Street
Tin Men
Law Of Desire
The Big Easy
Raising Arizona
House Of Games
Three O'Clock High


A Room With A View/Hannah and Her Sisters (tie)
Blue Velvet
Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring
The Mosquito Coast
The Fly
My Beautiful Laundrette
'Round Midnight
The Decline Of The American Empire
Something Wild
Sid and Nancy
Ruthless People
Stand by Me
At Close Range
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Hitcher
Mona Lisa
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Great Mouse Detective
Children Of A Lesser God
Back to School
The Boy Who Could Fly
Sherman's March


The Purple Rose of Cairo
Back to the Future
Another Country
Lost In America
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Kiss of the Spider Woman
After Hours
Prizzi's Honor
The Sure Thing
The Trip to Bountiful
Twice In A Lifetime
The Breakfast Club
Runaway Train


Stop Making Sense
This Is Spinal Tap
Blood Simple
The Killing Fields
The Cotton Club
The Terminator
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Once Upon a Time in America
Broadway Danny Rose
All of Me
The Times Of Harvey Milk
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
A Passage to India
Purple Rain
Moscow on the Hudson
The Flamingo Kid
Places in the Heart
Repo Man
Red Dawn
Bachelor Party


Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance
The Right Stuff
Fanny and Alexander
Risky Business
Tender Mercies
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
The King of Comedy
Never Cry Wolf
Educating Rita
Cross Creek
The Dead Zone
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Local Hero
The Year Of Living Dangerously
A Christmas Story
Valley Girl


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Blade Runner
Das Boot
The Road Warrior
The World According to Garp
Honkytonk Man
My Favorite Year
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Verdict
Sophie's Choice
Best Friends
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Return of Martin Guerre
48 Hours


Raiders of the Lost Ark
Chariots of Fire
My Dinner with Andre
Vernon, Florida
Modern Romance
Atlantic City
Body Heat
The Four Seasons
On Golden Pond
Pennies from Heaven
Prince of the City
Time Bandits
Superman II


Raging Bull
The Empire Strikes Back
Ordinary People
Melvin and Howard
The Shining
Mad Max
My Brilliant Career
The Long Riders
My Bodyguard
The Big Red One
Nine to Five


Being There
Breaking Away
Apocalypse Now
The Black Stallion
The Marriage Of Maria Braun
A Little Romance
The Muppet Movie
Kramer vs. Kramer
Escape From Alcatraz
Time After Time
All That Jazz
The Tin Drum
Mad Max
The Great Santini
Camera Buff
Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears
The Rose


Superman: The Movie
The Last Waltz
Gates Of Heaven
Days of Heaven
Drunken Master
The Deer Hunter
National Lampoon's Animal House
Midnight Express
Dawn Of The Dead
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs
Coming Home
Blue Collar
Autumn Sonata


Star Wars
Annie Hall
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Saturday Night Fever
Slap Shot
Killer Of Sheep
Smokey and the Bandit
That Obscure Object Of Desire
Oh God
Man Of Marble
21 Up
Citizens Band aka Handle With Care


All the President's Men
Taxi Driver
The Bad News Bears
Assault on Precinct 13
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Robin and Marian
Harlan County USA
Bound For Glory
Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands


Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxulles
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Man Who Would Be King
Dog Day Afternoon
Grey Gardens
The Return of The Pink Panther
Barry Lyndon
Three Days of the Condor
The Four Musketeers
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Love and Death
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rooster Cogburn
The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Young Frankenstein
The Godfather: Part II
Lacombe Lucien
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul
The Three Musketeers
The Conversation
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
A Woman Under the Influence
Murder on the Orient Express
The Longest Yard
Hearts and Minds
The Sugarland Express
Day for Night
The Towering Inferno
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry


The Sting
Paper Moon
The Spirit Of The Beehive
The Last Detail
Enter the Dragon
Cries and Whispers
Mean Streets
The Harder They Come
American Graffiti
Last Tango in Paris


The Godfather
Murmur Of The Heart
What's Up, Doc?
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
The Candidate
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Super Fly
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Junior Bonner
Fat City


The Last Picture Show
A Clockwork Orange
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
The Conformist
Harold and Maude
The French Connection
Carnal Knowledge
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
The Panic in Needle Park
Gimme Shelter
Dirty Harry
Death in Venice
Billy Jack
Fiddler On The Roof
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music
Hospital (Wiseman)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Five Easy Pieces
Le Cercle Rouge


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Wild Bunch
Monterey Pop
Take the Money and Run
The Italian Job
Army of Shadows
The Sorrow and the Pity
Midnight Cowboy
The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
True Grit
Le Grand Amour


2001: A Space Odyssey
Once Upon a Time in the West
Romeo and Juliet
High School
The Lion in Winter
Yellow Submarine
Night of the Living Dead
The Producers
Rosemary's Baby
Planet of the Apes
Funny Girl
The Odd Couple
The Young Girls Of Rochefort


Bonnie and Clyde
Don’t Look Back
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Le Samourai
The Battle of Algiers
A Colt Is My Passport
Cool Hand Luke
Titicut Follies
In Cold Blood
The Graduate
The Jungle Book
Belle De Jour
The Dirty Dozen
David Holzman's Diary


Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Tokyo Drifter
A Man For All Seasons
Young Torless
The Endless Summer
A Big Hand For The Little Lady
Fantastic Voyage
Closely Watched Trains
The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV


The Sound Of Music
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
Von Ryan’s Express
The Cincinnati Kid
For A Few Dollars More
Chimes At Midnight
The Shop On Main Street


A Hard Day’s Night
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Band Of Outsiders
Mary Poppins
A Shot In The Dark
Pale Flower
A Fistful of Dollars
I Am Cuba
Seven Up!
Three Outlaw Samurai
Cruel Gun Story
The Pink Panther
Viva Las Vegas
Godzilla Vs Mothra
The Naked Kiss


8 ½
High and Low
The Great Escape
This Sporting Life
The Nutty Professor
The Birds
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
Jason and the Argonauts
Tom Jones
The Leopard
America, America


Lawrence Of Arabia
The Manchurian Candidate
The Trial Of Joan of Arc
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Cape Fear
Ride The High Country
The Longest Day
Dr. No
Long Day's Journey Into Night
To Kill A Mockingbird
Jules and Jim
Last Year At Marienbad
The Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Runner
Knife In The Water
An Autumn Afternoon
Le Doulos
Salvatore Giuliano


The Hustler
West Side Story
The Guns Of Navarone
The Exiles
The Devil At Four O’Clock
Il Posto
Leon Morin, Priest
Early Autumn


Jazz On A Summer’s Day
The Apartment
La Dolce Vita
Rocco and His Brothers
The Magnificent Seven
Purple Noon
The Entertainer
When A Woman Ascends The Stairs
Peeping Tom
Tunes of Glory
Le Trou
Elmer Gantry
Inherit The Wind


Wild Strawberries
The 400 Blows
North By Northwest
Anatomy Of A Murder
The World Of Apu
Pork Chop Hill
Some Like It Hot
Ride Lonesome
Flame Over India
The FBI Story
The Mouse That Roared
On The Beach
Rio Bravo
Floating Weeds
Black Orpheus
Ballad Of A Soldier
Our Man In Havana


Touch Of Evil
The Hidden Fortress
A Night To Remember
The Horse's Mouth
Ashes and Diamonds
Big Deal On Madonna Street
The Music Room
The Big Country
Mon Oncle
The Fly
Auntie Mame


The Cranes Are Flying
What's Opera, Doc? (short)
Sweet Smell Of Success
3:10 To Yuma
The Seventh Seal
The Bridge On The River Kwai
I Am Waiting (Japanese noir)
Nights Of Cabiria
12 Angry Men
The Tall T
Old Yeller
Gunfight At The OK Corral
The Spirit Of St. Louis
A Face In The Crowd
Throne Of Blood
Fear Strikes Out
The Lower Depths
On The Bowery


Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
The Searchers
The Red Balloon
A Man Escaped
The Ten Commandments
The Silent World
All That Heaven Allows
Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island
Seven Men From Now


Pather Panchali
The Night Of The Hunter
Mister Roberts
Smiles Of A Summer Night
Rebel Without A Cause
Lady and the Tramp
The Ladykillers
The Far Country
Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple
The Violent Men
Kiss Me Deadly
Lola Montes
Bob Le Flambeur
Mr. Arkadin
Floating Clouds
A Generation


Seven Samurai
Rear Window
On The Waterfront
Hobson’s Choice
A Star Is Born
Godzilla, King Of The Monsters! aka Gojira
The Belles Of St. Trinian’s
The Caine Mutiny
The High and the Mighty
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
Sansho The Bailiff
Rouge Et Noir
La Strada
Late Chrysanthemums
Twenty-Four Eyes


The Naked Spur
The Earrings Of Madame De…
Pickup On South Street
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
Stalag 17
The Big Heat
Tokyo Story
The Little Fugitive
From Here To Eternity
How To Marry A Millionaire
The Cruel Sea
House Of Wax
The Wages Of Fear
The Golden Coach


The Quiet Man
Bend Of The River
The Bad and the Beautiful
Forbidden Games
The Narrow Margin
Umberto D.
Life Of Oharu
Casque d'Or


Ace In The Hole aka The Big Carnival
A Place In The Sun
A Christmas Carol aka Scrooge
The Lavender Hill Mob
A Streetcar Named Desire
The African Queen
The Thing From Another World
Detective Story
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Strangers On A Train
Diary Of A Country Priest
The River
The Man In The White Suit
The Lemon Drop Kid


All About Eve
Winchester ‘73
Sunset Boulevard
The Furies
Father Of The Bride
Night and the City
The Gunfighter
Treasure Island
Born Yesterday
Broken Arrow
Gun Crazy


The Third Man
Adam’s Rib
The Heiress
On The Town
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Fallen Idol
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
White Heat
Passport To Pimlico
They Live By Night
12 O’Clock High
The Window
A Letter To Three Wives
Border Incident
It Happens Every Spring
Late Spring
The Small Back Room
Thieves' Highway


Red River
Bicycle Thieves
Letter From An Unknown Woman
State Of The Union
The Naked City
Fort Apache
Oliver Twist
I Remember Mama
Call Northside 777
The Paleface
Joan Of Arc
The Winslow Boy
Key Largo
The Lady From Shanghai
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
The Snake Pit
Spring In A Small Town
Sitting Pretty


Out Of The Past
Odd Man Out
They Made Me A Fugitive
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
Brute Force
Road To Rio
Life With Father
Black Narcissus
Miracle On 34th St.
Nightmare Alley
The Egg And I


It’s A Wonderful Life
A Matter Of Life and Death aka Stairway To Heaven
Great Expectations
La Belle Et La Bete
Ivan The Terrible Part II
The Big Sleep
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Yearling
My Darling Clementine
The Killers
The Best Years Of Our Lives
The Harvey Girls
Road To Utopia


The Bells Of St. Mary's
Children Of Paradise
Rome, Open City
I Know Where I'm Going!
Fallen Angel
Mildred Pierce
Anchors Aweigh
The House On 92nd St.
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
They Were Expendable
The Story Of G.I. Joe


The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek/Hail The Conquering Hero (tie)
To Have And Have Not
Double Indemnity
Going My Way
Murder, My Sweet
National Velvet
Passage To Marseille
The Children Are Watching Us
Henry V
A Canterbury Tale


The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp
Ivan The Terrible Part I
Day Of Wrath
Shadow Of A Doubt
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Human Comedy
Lassie Come Home
Five Graves To Cairo
A Guy Named Joe
Le Corbeau
I Walked With A Zombie
Millions Like Us
Heaven Can Wait
The Song Of Bernadette


The Magnificent Ambersons
The Palm Beach Story
Mrs. Miniver
Woman Of The Year
In Which We Serve
Cat People
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Road To Morocco
The Glass Key
The Pride Of The Yankees
This Gun For Hire
For Me And My Gal
Went The Day Well?
Holiday Inn
Now Voyager
Kings Row
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing


Citizen Kane
Meet John Doe
The Lady Eve
The Maltese Falcon
How Green Was My Valley
The Little Foxes
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Sergeant York
Never Give A Sucker An Even Break
High Sierra
49th Parallel
The Sea Wolf
The 47 Ronin
The Brothers and Sisters Of The Toda Family
They Died With Their Boots On


The Philadelphia Story
The Shop Around The Corner
His Girl Friday
The Bank Dick
The Grapes Of Wrath
Boom Town
Night Train To Munich
The Sea Hawk
My Favorite Wife
Christmas In July
The Thief Of Baghdad
They Drive By Night
The Letter


Rules of The Game
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
The Women
Gunga Din
The Wizard Of Oz
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
The Stars Look Down
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
The Little Princess
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
Love Affair
The Roaring Twenties
Only Angels Have Wings
Drums Along The Mohawk
Young Mr. Lincoln
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Gone With The Wind


The Lady Vanishes
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Test Pilot
Boys Town
Bringing Up Baby
Angels With Dirty Faces
The Baker's Wife
Port Of Shadows
La Bete Humaine
Alexander Nevsky
Three Comrades
The Sorrows Of Young Werther


Make Way For Tomorrow
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pepe Le Moko
A Day At The Races
Shall We Dance
A Star Is Born
Dead End
Captains Courageous
The Prisoner Of Zenda
The Awful Truth
Nothing Sacred


Swing Time
My Man Godfrey
After The Thin Man
Modern Times
Libeled Lady
Secret Agent
A Tale Of Two Cities
Follow The Fleet
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange


The Bride Of Frankenstein
Top Hat
The 39 Steps
A Night At The Opera
Captain Blood
Lives Of A Bengal Lancer
Alice Adams
Mutiny On The Bounty
David Copperfield
The Informer
Triumph Of The Will


The Thin Man
It Happened One Night
It’s A Gift
The Scarlet Empress
Tarzan And His Mate
The Gay Divorcee
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Twentieth Century
Treasure Island
Gambling Lady
The Man Of Aran


Duck Soup
King Kong
I’m No Angel
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
Bed of Roses
Little Women
The Invisible Man
42nd Street
Wild Boys Of The Road


Trouble In Paradise
Horse Feathers
I Was Born, But...
Grand Hotel
Tarzan The Ape Man
Shanghai Express
Jewel Robbery


Monkey Business
City Lights
Public Enemy
The Front Page
Little Caesar
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The Champ
A Nous La Liberte


The Last Command
Animal Crackers
All Quiet On The Western Front
The Blue Angel
Under The Roofs Of Paris


Man With A Movie Camera
Pandora’s Box
In Old Arizona
People On Sunday


The Crowd
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
The Cameraman
The Circus
Sadie Thompson
The Wind
Steamboat Bill Jr.


The Beloved Rogue
Berlin: Symphony Of A Great City


The General
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
Beau Geste


The Big Parade
Battleship Potemkin
The Gold Rush
The Freshman
The Phantom Of The Opera
Seven Chances
Sally Of The Sawdust


Sherlock Jr.
The Navigator
The Last Laugh


Safety Last
Our Hospitality
La Roue


Nanook Of The North
Beyond The Rocks


The Kid
Orphans Of The Storm


The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari
Way Down East