Monday, May 12, 2014

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs Etc. I Saw/Read In 2014

Updated December 31, 2014


1. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) **
2. 20 Feet From Stardom **
3. The Wolf Of Wall Street ** 1/2
4. In The House (Ozon) ***
5. Laurence Anyways *** 1/2
6. The Angels' Share ***
7. Philomena **
8. Mad Love (1935 w Peter Lorre) *
9. Women In The Wind (1939 w Kay Francis) **
10. The Hunt *** 1/2
11. Happy People: A Year In The Taiga ***
12. The Painting ** 1/2
13. The Spectacular Now *** 1/2
14. Dallas Buyers Club * 1/2
15. Blue Jasmine ** 1/2
16. The Story Of The Last Chrysanthemum (1939) ***
17. The Harvey Girls (1946) * 1/2
18. Cairo Station (1958) *** 1/2
19. Hannah Arendt * 1/2
20. The Act Of Killing *** 1/2
21. To The Wonder ***/
22. No ***
23. American Hustle **
24. Stories We Tell ***
25. Only God Forgives ***
26. Computer Chess ** 1/2
27. The Past ***
28. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ***
29. Blue Ruin ***
30. X-Men: Days Of Future Past **
31. Snowpiercer ***
32. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes *** /
33. Vicious (UK TV series) **
34. Endeavour Series Two ** 1/2
35. The Fault In Our Stars * 1/2
36. Escape In The Fog, dir Budd Boetticher (1945) **
37. Guardians of the Galaxy ** 1/2
38. Magic In The Moonlight **
39. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) *
40. '71 (at NYFF) ***
41. The Look Of Silence (at NYFF) *** 1/2
42. Seymour: An Introduction (at NYFF) ***
43. Eden (at NYFF) ** 1/2
44. Two Days, One Night (at NYFF) ** 1/2
45. Once Upon A Time In America (1984, new restoration at NYFF) *** 1/2
46. Inspector George Gently Series 1 ***
47. Inspector George Gently Series 2 ***
48. Red Army *** 1/2
49. Mr. Turner *** 1/2
50. Inherent Vice ** 1/2
51. Foxcatcher ***/
52. Citizenfour *** 1/2
53. Inspector Gently Series 3 *** 1/2
54. Panama Lady (1939) * 1/2
55. The Theory Of Everything **
56. Inspector George Gently Series 4 *** 1/2
57. John Wick ** 1/2 (but really **** for awesomeness)
58. Inspector George Gently Series 5 *** 1/2
59. The Imitation Game **
60. Big Hero 6 ** 1/2
61. Dear White People ***
62. Unbroken **


1. Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman ***
2. A King's Ransom by Sharon Kay Penman *** 1/2
3. Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley ***
4. The Voyages Of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting **
5. Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley *** 1/2
6. God's Country by Percival Everett ***
7. The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman ***
8. Cruel As The Grave by Sharon Kay Penman ***
9. Dragon's Lair by Sharon Kay Penman ***
10. Prince Of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman ***
11. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz ****
12. Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick ***
13. Floors by Patrick Carman **
14. The Book Without Words by Avi ** 1/2
15. The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing Volume I: The Pox Party ****
16. The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing Volume 2: The Kingdom On The Waters ****
17. A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving ***
18. Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe ***/
19. The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead ***
20. Six Amendments by John Paul Stevens **
21. The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian ** 1/2
22. Three Brothers by Peter Ackroyd ***
23. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
24. Half Magic by Edward Eager ***
25. Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich **
26. The Three Emperors by William Dietrich ** 1/2
27. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon ** 1/2
28. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling ***
29. The Path To Power: The Years Of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro ****
30. The Land Of Steady Habits by Ted Thompson ***
31. Jack Of Spies by David Downing **
32. The Quick by Lauren Owen **
33. Enduring Courage:Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker... by John F. Ross ** 1/2
34. Playing By The Book by S. Chris Shirley * 1/2
35. Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Carey ***/
36. Southern League: A True Story Of Baseball, Civil Rights.... by Larry Carlton ***
37. The Secret History by Donna Tartt *** 1/2
38. Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb ***/
39. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm **
40. Cop Town by Karin Slaughter ***
41. The Spark and the Drive by Wayne Harrison *** 1/2
42. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr *** 1/2
43. Lucky Us by Amy Bloom ***
44. The Late Scholar (A Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane mystery) by Jill Paton Walsh ***
45. Neverhome by Laird Hunt ***/
46. A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre *** 1/2
47. The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman ***/
48. The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman ***/
49. Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson ** 1/2
50. The House Of The Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory ** 1/2
51. In The Kingdom Of Ice by Hampton Sides ***/
52. The Young World by Chris Weitz ***
53. Lincoln's Gamble by Todd Brewster ** 1/2
54. Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron ** 1/2
55. Fup by Jim Dodge *** 1/2
56. The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein ** 1/2
57. Skink -- No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen ***/
58. Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen ***
59. The Children Act by Ian McEwan *** 1/2
60. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry ***
61. The Maze Runner by James Dashner * 1/2
62. The Case Against The Supreme Court by Erwin Chemerinsky ***
63. The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb by Nicholas Rinaldi ** /
64. Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker ***
65. Bishop's Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison **
66. Nest by Esther Erlich *** 1/2
67. The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan ***/
68. Young Houdini: The Magician's Fire by Simon Nicholson ** 1/2
69. Dog Beach by John Fusco *
70. Murder At The Brightwell by Ashley Weaver ** 1/2
71. Some Luck by Jane Smiley ****
72. Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon ***
73. All The Truth Is Out by Matt Bai ** 1/2
74. A New York Christmas by Anne Perry *
75. Hope by Richard Zoglin ** 1/2
76. Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans ***
77. Losing Our Way by Bob Herbert ***
78. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes ***
79. The Skeleton Road by Val McDermid ***
80. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg **
81. Bed Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton ***
82. Sound Man by Glyn Johns **
83. Empire Of Sin by Gary Krist *** 1/2
84. Joan Of Arc: A Life Transfigured by Kathryn Harrison ***
85. Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano ***
86. Animas: Legacy Of The Claw by C.R. Grey **
87. Dream Of Spires by Laurie R. King ***
88. Sidney Chambers and the Shadow Of Death by James Runcie **
89. Tamburlaine Parts 1 and 2 by Christopher Marlowe ***
90. Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul ** 1/2
91. As Chimney Sweepers Come To Dust by Alan Bradley ***
92. Kisscut by Karin Slaughter ***/
93. A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter ***/
94. Indelible by Karin Slaughter *** 1/2
95. Faithless by Karin Slaughter ***/
96. War Of The World Records (The Family Whipple) by Matthew Ward ***
97. The Remarkable Education Of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin ***
98. Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm *** 1/2
99. Only Time Will Tell (Clifton Chronicles 1) by Jeffrey Archer ***
100. The Sins Of The Father (Clifton Chronicles 2) by Jeffrey Archer ***
101. Best Kept Secret (Clifton Chronicles 3) by Jeffrey Archer ** 1/2
102. Be Careful What You Wish For (Clifton Chronicles 4) by Jeffrey Archer ** 1/2



1. Rodney King at Public Under The Radar (January 9, 2014) ***
2. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (January 9, 2014) **
3. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (January 10, 2014)***
4. Hard Times (January 11, 2014) ** 1/2
5. I Could Say More (January 13, 2014) no stars
6. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner (Jan 17, 2014) **
7. Machinal (w Rebecca Hall; Jan 21, 2014) ***
8. Outside Mullingar (w Debra Messing; Jan 24, 2014) ***
9. A Man's A Man (at CSC w music by Duncan Sheik) **
10. The Tribute Artist (Charles Busch) ** 1/2
11. Love and Information ** 1/2
12. Transport (at Irish Rep) **
13. Prince Igor (at the Met) **
14. The Bridges Of Madison County ** 1/2
15. Kung Fu (at Signature) **
16. Stage Kiss ***
17. Satchmo At The Waldorf ***
18. Antony And Cleopatra (at Public w Jonathan Cake) **
19. All The Way (w Bryan Cranston) ** 1/2
20. The Open House (Will Eno at Signature) ** 1/2
21. Wozzeck (at Met w Deborah Voigt, Thomas Hampson, Simon O'Neill) **
22. Hand To God ***
23. Tales From Red Vienna (w Nina Arianda) **
24. Appropriate (at Signature) *
25. Rocky * 1/2
26. Aladdin ***
27. Mothers and Sons **
28. Les Miserables *** 1/2
29. Breathing Time * 1/2
30. Cirque Du Soleil's Amaluna * 1/2
31. Heathers The Musical * 1/2
32. Red Velvet at St. Ann's Warehouse ***
33. Broadway By The Year 1940-1964 *** 1/2
34. A Second Chance **
35. Guys And Dolls (one night only at Carnegie Hall w Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Patrick Wilson) *** 1/2
36. If/Then * 1/2
37. The Threepenny Opera (w F. Murray Abraham) * 1/2
38. A Raisin In The Sun (w Denzel Washington) *** 1/2
39. The Heir Apparent (David Ives at Classic Stage Company) *** 1/2
40. The Realistic Joneses ***
41. Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill (w Audra McDonald) ***
42. The Library **
43. South Pacific at Papermill Playhouse ** 1/2
44. Violet ***
45. Bullets Over Broadway **
46. Of Mice and Men **
47. The World Is Round (at BAM) ***
48. Your Mother's Copy Of The Kama Sutra **
49. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (w Neil Patrick Harris) ***
50. The Cripple Of Inishmaan (w Daniel Radcliffe) ***
51. The Great Immensity * 1/2
52. Casa Valentina ** 1/2
53. Act One **
54. Inventing Mary Martin **
55. Cabaret (w Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams) ***
56. An Octoroon *** 1/2
57. Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging ***
58. Here Lies Love *** 1/2
59. Sixth Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition ***
60. Sea Marks * 1/2
61. A Time-Traveler's Trip To Niagara * 1/2
62. Selected Shorts: Neil Gaiman ***
63. Broadway By The Year: 1965-1989 ***
64. In The Park (Edgar Oliver) **
65. Daniel Kitson comedy extravaganza ** 1/2
66. Too Much Sun (Nicky Silver w Linda Lavin) * 1/2
67. The Essential Straight And Narrow ** 1/2
68. When We Were Young And Unafraid **
69. Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park w Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater) ***
70. Savion Glover's Om **
71. Broadway By The Year 1990-2014 ***
72. The Lion (one-man show Benjamin Scheuer) ***/
73. Holler If Ya Hear Me (Tupac Shakur musical) * 1/2
74. Cole Porter's The Ambassador Revue at Town Hall ** 1/2
75. Dubliners: A Quartet (the Greene Space of WNYC/WQXR) ***
76. The National High School Musical Theater Awards 2014 *** 1/2
77. Between Riverside and Crazy (w Stephen McKinley Henderson) ***
78. Strictly Dishonorable (1929 Preston Sturges play) *** 1/2
79. The Qualification Of Douglas Evans (The Amoralists at Soho Rep) *
80. Wayra -- Fuerza Bruta * 1/2
81. The Wayside Motor Inn ***
82. Bootycandy ***
83. Mighty Real ***
84. This Is Our Youth (Bway, Michael Cera) ***
85. Rock Bottom (Bridget Everett at Joe's Pub) * 1/2
86. Almost Home * 1/2
87. Rococo Rouge **
88. Love Letters (w Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow) ** 1/2
89. The Money Shot (Neil LaBute w Fred Weller) ** 1/2
90. The Old Man and the Old Moon (PigPen) *** 1/2
91. Ocean Carolina (at Mercury Lounge) ** 1/2
92. You Can't Take It With You (w James Earl Jones) * 1/2
93. Can-Can (at Papermill) ** 1/2
94. The Country House ** 1/2
95. Cinderella (w Keke Palmer) ** 1/2
96. Shakespeare's Sonnets at BAM (w Rufus Wainwright and Robert Wilson) ***
97. When January Feels Like Summer ** 1/2
98. It's Only A Play (w Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick) ***
99. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (on Broadway) *** 1/2
100. Found (musical at Atlantic) **
101. Generations (at Soho Rep) ** 1/2
102. The Belle Of Amherst (w Joely Richardson) **
103. The Fortress Of Solitude (musical at Public) *** 1/2
104. On The Town (Broadway revival w Tony Yazbeck) **
105. When Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 *** 1/2
106. Disgraced **
107. The Real Thing (w Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal) ** 1/2
108. The Last Ship (Sting musical) ***
109. Ghost Quartet *** 1/2
110. Show Boat ***
111. Sticks and Bones **
112. The Seagull by Bedlam ***
113. Sense and Sensibility by Bedlam *** 1/2
114. Saturday Night/Musicals In Mufti ***
115. Lost Lake **
116. Grand Concourse **
117. Side Show (Bway revival) **
118. Tamburlaine Parts 1 and 2 (w John Douglas Thompson) ** 1/2
119. Straight White Men **
120. The Erlkings * 1/2
121. A Delicate Balance **
122. Allegro (revival at CSC) *** 1/2
123. Our Lady Of Kibeho ***
124. Tristan and Yseult (Kneehigh company) **
125. Lypsinka! The Boxed Set ****
126. The Invisible Hand **
127. The Illusionists **
128. Swamp Juice ** 1/2
129. Pocatello ** 1/2
130. The Elephant Man **
131. John Waters at City Winery ***

CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (Only the CDs I've listened to thoroughly and with a strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't like more than once and don't think it's fair to rate on a cursory listen)

1. Bruce Springsteen -- High Hopes ** 1/2 /
2. Jimmer Podrasky -- The Would-Be Plans ***/
3. Suzanne Vega -- Tales From the Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles ***
4. Sharon Jones -- Give The People What They Want *** 1/2
5. Van Dyke Parks -- Song Cycled *** 1/2
6. Ronnie Milsap -- Summer Number Seventeen **
7. Drake Bell -- Ready Steady Go ***/
8. 5 Seconds Of Summer -- She's So Perfect EP **
9. Robert Cray -- In My Soul ***
10. Asia -- Gravitas **
11. Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison -- Our Year ***/
12. Michael Jackson -- Xscape **
13. The Grass Roots -- The Complete Dunhill and ABC Hit Singles ***
14. Beck -- Morning Phase *** 1/2
15. Daniella Cotton -- Woodstock EP ***/
16. Lone Justice -- This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes ***
17. The Feeling -- Boy Cried Wolf *** 1/2
18. Coner Oberst -- Upside Down Mountain ***
19. Ben Watt -- Hendra ***
20. Coldplay -- Ghost Stories ** 1/2
21. Dolly Parton -- Blue Smoke ***
22. David Crosby -- Croz * 1/2
23. Neil Young -- A Letter Home ***
24. The Black Keys -- Turn Blue ** 1/2
25. The Roots -- ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin ***
26. The Singers Unlimited -- (Almost) Complete **
27. Bettye Swann -- The Complete Atlantic Recordings *** 1/2
28. Hank Williams -- The Garden Spot Program ***
29. Kaiser Chiefs -- Education, Education, Education...War *** 1/2
30. Michele Stodardt -- Wide-Eyed Crossing ** 1/2
31. Sonny Rollins -- Road Show Vol. 3 ***
32. Withered Hands -- New Gods ** 1/2
33. R.E.M. -- Unplugged 1991-2001 The Complete Collection ***/
34. Afghan Whigs -- Do To The Beast **
35. Brian Eno and Karl Hyde -- Someday World *** 1/2
36. Damon Albarn -- Everyday Robots *** 1/2
37. Doc Watson -- The Definitive Doc Watson ***
38. Don Williams -- Reflections ** 1/2
39. Echo and the Bunnymen -- Meteorites **
40. Keith Jarrett -- Somewhere *** 1/2
41. Mary Love -- The Complete Modern and the Best of the Co Love Sides **
42. Lucky Peterson -- I'm Back Again **
43. Michael Bloomfield -- From His Head To His Heart To His Hands ***
44. Rodney Crowell -- Tarpaper Sky ** 1/2
45. St. Vincent -- St. Vincent ** 1/2
46. Bob Mould -- Beauty and Ruin ***/
47. Hamilton Leithauser -- Dark Hours *** 1/2
48. Henry Thomas -- Bull Doze Blues (1927-1929) *** 1/2
49. The Belle Brigade -- Just Because ***/
50. Meaghan Smith -- Have A Heart ***
51. Nick Waterhouse -- Holly ** 1/2
52. Steve Moakler -- Wide Open **
53. Chris Robinson Brothers -- Phosphorescent Harvest **
54. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- Only Run **
55. Blondie -- Ghosts Of Download ** 1/2 (single "Sugar on the Side" is great)
56. The Brian Jonestown Massacre -- Revelation ** 1/2
57. Amy LaVere -- Runaway's Diary *** 1/2
58. Broken Records -- Weights and Pulleys **
59. Catie Curtis -- Flying Dream **
60. Craft Spells -- Nausea **
61. Curtis Stigers -- Hooray For Love ***
62. Everlife -- The End Of Everything ** (but song "Three Little Girls" pretty great)
63. Greg Ashley -- Another Generation Of Slaves *** 1/2
64. Blackbird Blackbird -- Tangerine Sky **
65. Sam Smith -- In The Lonely Hour ** 1/2
66. The Wild Child -- The Runaround ** 1/2
67. Natalie Merchant -- Natalie Merchant **
68. Neil Young -- Live at the Cellar Door ***
69. The Old 97s -- Most Messed Up ** 1/2
70. Skaters -- Manhattan *** 1/2
71. Jill Sobule -- Dottie's Charms *** (esp "Lonely Eighty Eights")
72. Kishi Bashi -- Lighght -- ***
73. Keb Mo -- BluesAmericana ** 1/2
74. Kenny Wayne Shepherd -- Goin' Home ** 1/2
75. Ray LaMontagne -- Supernova ** 1/2
76. Sharon Van Etten -- Are We There ***
77. Tony Trischka -- Great Big World **
78. Wouter Hamel -- Pompadour **
79. Eliot Murphy -- InTime * 1/2
80. Hunter Hayes -- Storyline **
81. The Hold Steady -- Teeth Dreams ** 1/2
82. Santana -- Corazon **
83. The Whigs -- Modern Creation ***
84. tUnE yArDs -- Nikki Nack ***/
85. Richard Thompson -- 1000 Years Of Popular Music *** 1/2
86. Johnny Cash -- Out Among The Stars **
87. Luka Bloom -- Head and Heart **
88. Paul Bley -- Play Blue: The Oslo Concert ***
89. Chromeo -- White Women ***/
90. The Complete Chick Webb and Ella Fitzgerald *** 1/2
91. Sinead O'Connor -- I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss ***/
92. Anberlin -- Lowborn **
93. The Allman Brothers Band -- 1971 Filmore East ****
94. John Hiatt -- Terms Of My Surrender ***/
95. The Magic Numbers -- Alias ***\
96. Miranda Lambert -- Platinum ***
97. Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars -- Libation ***
98. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mixtape Vol. 1 *** 1/2
99. Tom Petty -- Hypnotic Eye *** 1/2
100. Nick Drake -- A Day Gone By *** (for fans only)
101. Bones -- Skinny *** 1/2 (esp production)
102. U2 -- Songs Of Innocence ***
103. Max Richter -- The Blue Notebooks (2004) *** 1/2
104. Leonard Cohen -- Popular Problems ***/
105. Max Richter -- Songs From Before (2006) *** 1/2
106. Robert Plant - lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar ** 1/2
107. Prince -- Art Official Age ***
108. John Mellencamp -- Plain Spoken ***/
109. Bones and Chris Travis -- seabed ***
110. The Vines -- Wicked Nature *** 1/2
111. Jack White -- Lazaretto ***
112. Brad Paisley -- Moonshine In The Trunk ***/
113. Jackson Browne -- Standing In The Breach ** 1/2
114. Annie Lennox -- Nostalgia ** 1/2
115. The Andrews Sisters -- The Original Hits *** 1/2
116. You + Me -- Rose Ave. **
117. Young Fathers -- Dead ***/
118. Willie Nelson -- Band Of Brothers ***
119. Casper Babypants -- Rise and Shine ** 1/2
120. Karen O -- Crush Songs ** 1/2
121. Bonnie Prince Billy -- Singers Grave; A Sea Of Tongues ** 1/2
122. Living Sisters -- Harmony Is Real: Songs For A Happy Holiday *** 1/2
123. Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam -- Tell 'Em I'm Gone ** 1/2
124. Keely Smith -- Misty And Other Classics ***
125. Neil Diamond -- Melody Road *** 1/2
126. Vance Joy -- Dream Your Life Away ** 1/2
127. Sunparlour Players -- The Living Proof ** 1/2
128. Neil Young -- Storytone (solo) ***
129. Ryan Adams -- Ryan Adams ** 1/2
130. King Creosote -- From Scotland With Love ***
131. Stu Larsen -- Vagabond ** 1/2
132. Paul McCartney -- Wings At The Speed Of Sound **
133. Perfume Genius -- Too Bright ***
134. The Blind Boys of Alabama and Taj Mahal -- Talkin' Christmas **
135. Thompson -- Family (Teddy Thompson group project) ***
136. FKA Twigs -- LP1 ** 1/2
137. David Gray -- Mutineers ** 1/2
138. Rumer -- Into Colour ***/
139. Jesse Winchester -- A Reasonable Amount of Trouble ***
140. Ben L'Oncle Soul -- A Coup De Reves *** 1/2
141. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin -- Common Ground ***
142. Alex Clare -- Three Hearts **
143. Frank Turner -- The Third Three Years ***
144. Alice Russell -- To Dust (2013) *** 1/2
145. Allo Darlin' -- We Come From The Same Place **
146. Andrew Lahiff -- Intangible Imbrications ***
147. Andy Bull -- Sea Of Approval **
148. Aloe Blacc -- Lift Your Spirit ** 1/2
149. Amelia Curran -- They Promised You Mercy **
150. Damien Rice -- My Favorite Faded Fantasy ** 1/2
151. Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer -- Bass and Mandolin ** 1/2
152. A.R. Rahman -- Rauhaq **
153. AC/DC -- Rock Or Bust ***
154. AJR -- I'm Ready EP **
155. Anthony Hamilton -- Home For The Holidays **
156. Ariana Grande -- My Everything *** 1/2
157. Gerard Way -- Hesitant Alien ***
158. Azealia Banks -- Broke With Expensive Tastes ** 1/2
159. Andy Grammer -- Magazines Or Novels ***
160. Avi Buffalo -- At Best Cuckold **
161. Ashanti -- A Wonderful Christmas With Ashanti * 1/2
162. Bahamas -- Bahamas Is Afie ** 1/2
163. Ben Howard -- I Forget Where We Were ***/
164. Benjamin Booker -- Benjamin Booker *** 1/2
165. Sturgill Simpson -- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music *** 1/2
166. Tigers On Trains -- Antarctica In Color ***/
167. Tinawiren -- Emmar *** 1/2
168. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga -- Cheek To Cheek ** 1/2
169. Various Artists -- An Americana Christmas **
170. The Veronicas -- The Veronicas ***/
171. Over The Rhine -- Blood Oranges In The Snow **
172. Darius Rucker -- Home For The Holidays * 1/2
173. Chris August -- The Christmas EP **
174. Bryan Ferry -- Avonmore ** 1/2
175. Earth Wind & Fire -- Holiday * 1/2
176. Jerry Lee Lewis -- Rock and Roll Time **
177. 3JS -- Acoustic Christmas * 1/2
178. St. Paul and the Broken Bones -- Half The City ** 1/2
179. One Direction -- Four **
180. Taylor Swift -- 1989 **
181. Gene Watson -- My Heroes Have Always Been Country ** 1/2
182. Eric Church -- The Outsiders ***
183. Foo Fighters -- Sonic Highway ** 1/2
184. Midge Ure -- Fragile ** 1/2
185. Stevie Nicks -- 24 Karat Gold ** 1/2
186. Neil Finn -- Dizzy Heights ***
187. Robert Ellis -- The Lights From The Chemical Plant ** 1/2
188. Robbie Williams -- Under The Radar Vol. 1 ***/
189. The Gaslight Anthem -- Get Hurt ** 1/2
190. Sam Hunt -- Montevallo ***
191. Tim McGraw -- Sundown Heaven Town *** 1/2
192. Lewis Watson -- The Morning ***
193. Elliot Brood -- Work and Love ***
194. J. Cole -- 2014 Forest Hills Drive *** 1/2
195. The Ghost Of A Sabre-Tooth Tiger -- Midnight Sun *** 1/2
196. Mary J Blige -- London Sessions *** 1/2
197. Luke Sital-Singh -- The Fire Inside ***
198. Maroon 5 -- V ***
199. Martin Carthy And Eliza carthy -- The Moral Of The Elephant ** 1/2
200. Marty Stuart -- Saturday Night and Sunday Morning ** 1/2
201. Weezer -- Everything Will Be Alright In The End  ***
202. Wouter Hamel -- Pompadour ** 1/2
203. Parquet Courts -- Content Nausea **
204. Barry Manilow -- Night Songs *** 1/2
205. Bernhoft -- Islander **
206. Beta Radio -- Colony Of Bees *** 1/2
207. Betty Who -- Take Me When You Go **
208. Beverly - Careers ** 1/2
209. Billy Joe Shaver -- Long In The Tooth ** 1/2
210. Black 47 -- Last Call **
211. Black Prairie -- Fortune **
212. Blake Shelton -- Bringing Back the Sunshine ** 1/2
213. Blue Rodeo -- A Merrie Christmas To You **
214. Panda Bear -- Crosswords **
215. Drake -- The Gift Without The Curse ** 1/2
216. Will Stratton -- Gray Lodge Wisdom **
217. Chris Travis and Bones -- Seabeds ***/
218. CW Stoneking -- Gon' Boogaloo ** 1/2
219. Dr. John -- Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satchmo ** 1/2
220. Dylan Gardner -- Adventures In Real Time *** 1/2
221. Pete Molinari -- Theosophy '14 *** 1/2
222. NRBQ -- Brass Tacks ***/
223. Mali Music -- Mali Is... ***
224. Lana Del Rey -- Ultraviolence ** 1/2
225. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib -- Pinata ** 1/2
226. Bob Dylan -- Basement Tapes CD 3 ***
227. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Remedy *** 1/2
228. Hiss Golden Messenger -- Lateness Of Dancers ** 1/2
229. Common -- Nobody's Smiling *** 1/2
230. Jason Aldean -- Old Boots, New Dirt ** 1/2
231. Ed Sheeran -- X (multiply) ** 1/2
232. Ella Henderson -- Chapter One ** 1/2
233. Jenny Lewis -- The Voyager ** 1/2
234. Jesse Marchant -- Jesse Marchant ** 1/2
235. Joan As Police Woman -- The Classic ** 1/2
236. John Fullbright -- Songs ***
237. Sarah Jane Morris -- Bloody Rain ** 1/2

Updated December 31 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The IRAs 2013: "Laurence Anyways," "Her," "Fill The Void" Are Big Winners




1. Laurence Anyways  – 25 pts.
2. Her – 20 pts.
3. (tie)
     Fill The Void – 12 pts.
     Stories We Tell – 12 pts.
5. The Hunt – 8 pts.


1. Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways and I Killed My Mother – 27 pts.
2. Spike Jonze for Her – 15 pts.
3. Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell – 12 pts.
4. Rama Burshtein for Fill The Void – 10 pts.
5. Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt – 9 pts.

NOTE: Dolan's first film I Killed My Mother had its world premiere at Cannes in May of 2009. He released a second film -- Heartbeats aka Les Amours Imaginaires -- in 2010. Heartbeats only opened commercially in the US in 2011 while both I Killed My Mother and Laurence Anyways had their commercial release in 2013. Films are officially eligible for the IRAs when they first have at least a one-week commercial run in New York City. Hence both his first and third film were on the list of IRA-eligible films this year.


1. Joaquin Phoenix for Her – 32 pts.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf Of Wall Street – 19 pts.
3. Melvil Poupaud for Laurence Anyways – 18 pts.
4. Mads Mikkelsen for The Hunt – 14 pts.
5. Tony Servillo for The Great Beauty – 8 pts.

NOTE: There is a tendency at the IRAs to move beyond whatever movies have received every award in sight -- what's the point, when we can shine a light on something else. (Don't get me wrong; most Oscar nominees and winners don't have much of a chance at the IRAs.) But some performances are so great, they banish such hair-splitting. Joaquin Phoenix's was so widely admired by the IRAnians that it would have triumphed no matter what. The only astonishment is that he wasn't even nominated for an Oscar.)


1. Hadas Yaron for Fill The Void – 20 pts.
2. Suzanne Clement for Laurence Anyways – 19 pts.
3. Brie Larson for Short Term 12 – 12 pts.
4. Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine – 8 pts.
5. Anne Dorval for I Killed My Mother – 7 pts.

NOTE: The general consensus among IRA voters was that it was a banner year for female roles (and directors!). Everyone was bursting with options in all acting categories.


1. Daniel Bruhl for The Fifth Estate and Rush – 17 pts.
2. James Gandolfini for Enough Said – 15 pts.
3. Javier Bardem for To The Wonder – 12 pts.
4. Yiftach Klein for Fill The Void – 10 pts.
5. Jonah Hill for The Wolf Of Wall Street – 9 pts.


1. Nathalie Baye for Laurence Anyways – 17 pts.
2. Anamaria Marinca for Europa Report – 15 pts.
3. Razia Israeli for Fill The Void – 12 pts.
4. Ahd for Wadjda – 11 pts.
5. (tie)
    Amy Adams for Her – 7 pts.
    Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle – 7 pts.


Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell – 14 pts. (first two ballot winners rescinded)

1. Spike Jonze for Her – 17 pts. -- RESCINDED
2. Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways – 16 pts. RESCINDED
3. Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell – 14 pts.
4. Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke for Before Midnight – 13 pts.
5. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope for Philomena – 10 pts.

NOTE: Here's a quirk of the IRAs that probably holds true for many small voting bodies. To avoid a second-option from winning by default (it's better to have a passionate choice rather than a mild consensus one), when a winner is announced an offer to Rescind is immediately made and must be voted affirmatively by a majority of the voters present to take effect. Why rescind the award from a film that won the most points on first ballot? Maybe people were wary of a sweep. Maybe tactical voters saw their second or third choice tantalizingly close to victory. Certainly Her was in fact my favorite film (and screenplay) of the year. But I voted to rescind on the gamble of making history and giving best screenplay to a documentary. Others voted to rescind because their favorite film of the year was Laurence Anyways and they hoped success would remain with the runner-up. So Her was rescinded but those who were annoyed by Her being rejected (and perhaps sensing a major sweep for the very popular Laurence Anyways) and those like me who were championing Stories We Tell voted to rescind THAT and then the majority confirmed the award would forever go to the Sarah Polley documentary. (Every documentary has a script, certainly any one with narration. Further, how to structure the documentary, where to put quotes and so on is more than just an editing choice. Hence the importance of a screenplay for the best documentaries. However, see Stories We Tell and you'll understand why it's especially appropriate to become the first documentary to win Best Screenplay at the IRAs.)


1. Asaf Sudri for Fill The Void – 20 pts.
2. (tie)
    Hoyte Van Hoytema for Her – 15 pts.
    Yves Belanger for Laurence Anyways – 15 pts.
4. Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity and To The Wonder – 14 pts.
5. Sergio Armstrong for No – 10 pts.


1. K.K. Barrett for Her – 22 pts.
2. Anne Pritchard for Laurence Anyways – 20 pts.
3. (tie)
    Michael Bricker for Computer Chess – 14 pts.
Bob Shaw for The Wolf Of Wall Street – 14 pts.
5. (tie)
    Stefania Cella for The Great Beauty – 8 pts.
    Jess Gonchor for Inside LLewyn Davis – 8 pts.


1. (tie)
    Alex Ebert for All Is Lost – 18 pts.
    Arcade Fire for Her -- 18 pts.
3. Bear McCreary for Europa Report – 13 pts.
4. T. Bone Burnett for Inside Llewyn Davis – 10 pts.
5. Collie Ryan original songs for Computer Chess – 9 pts.

NOTE: Though the category name has not been officially changed, it's been accepted that this award is for the best use of music. Rather than worrying about what was created specifically for the film, what was pre-existing, what we simply hadn't heard yet, etc. it goes simply to the best use of music. Often that is for the best original score. And if it was easy to just slap on some Beethoven or Beatles and the music seemed great and improved the film, every movie would do it. It's not that easy, so the effective and creative use of songs or music that already exist is honored here as well. Ryan's songs may or may not have been written for Computer Chess, for example, but she wrote and performed them herself. Burnett of course oversaw a cast performing mostly traditional folk tunes and some era-appropriate folk songs and the like.


1. Mike Munn for Stories We Tell – 17 pts.
2. Alex Kopit, Craig McKay, Livio Sanchez, Aaron Yanes for Europa Report – 14 pts.
3. Thelma Schoonmaker for The Wolf Of Wall Street – 13 pts.
4. (tie)
Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen for Her -- 9 pts.
    Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger for Gravity – 9 pts.


1. Francois Barbeau, Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways – 25 pts.
2. Casey Storm for Her –   17 pts.
3. Michael Wilkinson for American Hustle – 16 pts.
4. Sandy Powell for The Wolf Of Wall Street – 11 pts.
5. Mary Zophres for Inside Llewyn Davis – 10 pts.

SOMINEX (The movie that put you to sleep)

1.  Faust – 14 pts.
2. Star Trek: Into Darkness – 9 pts
3. Blue Is The Warmest Color – 8 pts.
4. (tie) 
    Inside Llewyn Davis – 5 pts.
    Hannah Arendt – 5 pts.
    The Place Beyond The Pines – 5 pts.
    The Sweeney – 5 pts.
    Springbreakers – 5 pts.

DRAMAMINE (The film that made you sick)

1     1. The Great Gatsby – 21 pts.
2     2.  Blue Jasmine – 20 pts.
 3. Dallas Buyers Club – 17 pts.
 4. Kill Your Darlings – 13 pts.
 5. (tie)
     August: Osage County – 9 pts.
     Lee Daniels' The Butler – 9 pts.


1     1. Meryl Streep for August: Osage County – 32 pts.
2     2. (tie)
           Julia Roberts for August: Osage County – 16 pts.
           Jennifer Garner for Dallas Buyers Club -- 16 pts.
3     4. Carey Mulligan for The Great Gatsby – 12 pts.
4     5. Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine – 8 pts.


1     1. Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club -- 22 pts.
2     2. Benedict Cumberbatch for August: Osage County and Star Trek: Into Darkness – 15 pts.
3     3. (tie)
           Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club -- 14 pts.
           Tobey Maguire for The Great Gatsby -- 14 pts.
4     5. (tie)
           Robert Redford for All Is Lost – 5 pts.
5                                 and
     Bobby Cannavale for Blue Jasmine – 5 pts.
     Tom Cruise for Oblivion – 5 pts.



1975 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Barry Lyndon
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Rupture and Just Before Nightfall
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Best Supporting Actor: François Perrier in Just Before Nightfall
Best Supporting Actress: Blythe Danner in Hearts Of The West
Best Screenplay: Tom Stoppard and Thomas Wiseman for The Romantic Englishwoman
Best Cinematography: John Alcott for Barry Lyndon

1976 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Lipstick and The Marquise Of O
Best Director: Eric Rohmer for The Marquise Of O
Best Actor: Sean Connery in Robin And Marian
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek in Carrie
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards in All The President’s Men
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft in Lipstick
Best Screenplay: Alain Tanner and John Berger for Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for The Marquise Of O

1977 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Annie Hall
Best Director: Wim Wenders for The American Friend
Best Actor: John Gielgud in Providence
Best Actress: Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall and Looking For Mr. Goodbar
Best Supporting Actor: G. D. Spradlin in One On One
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Julia
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman for Annie Hall
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for The American Friend

1978 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Days Of Heaven
Best Director: Terence Malick for Days Of Heaven
Best Actor: Jon Voight in Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda in Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Dom DeLuise in The End
Best Supporting Actress: Stephane Audran in Violette
Best Screenplay: Eric Rohmer for Perceval
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for Days Of Heaven

1979 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fedora
Best Director: Blake Edwards for 10
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Escape From Alcatraz
Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla in The Marriage Of Maria Braun
Best Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott in Cuba and Saint Jack
Best Supporting Actress: Frances Sternhagen in Fedora and Starting Over
Best Screenplay: Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond for Fedora
Best Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto for Last Embrace and Remember My Name
Best Music: Miklos Rozsa for Fedora and Last Embrace
Best Production Design: Dean Edward Mitzner for 1941

1980 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Big Red One
Best Director: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Actor: Lee Marvin for The Big Red One
Best Actress: Jodie Foster for Carny and Foxes
Best Supporting Actor: (tie) Joe Pesci in Raging Bull and Harry Dean Stanton in The Black Marble, The Long Riders, Private Benjamin and Wise Blood
Best Supporting Actress: Pamela Reed in The Long Riders and Melvin And Howard
Best Screenplay: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Altered States
Best Music: Dana Kaproff for The Big Red One
Best Production Design: Tambi Larsen for Heaven’s Gate

1981 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Cutter’s Way
Best Director: Ivan Passer for Cutter’s Way
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Cutter’s Way
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson in Reds
Best Supporting Actress: Mona Washbouurne in Stevie
Best Screenplay: John Guare for Atlantic City
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Cutter’s Way
Best Music: Georges DeLerue for The Last Metro, Rich and Famous, True Confessions and The Woman Next Door
Best Production Design: Ken Adam for Pennies From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Shirley Russell for Reds

1982 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Victor/Victoria
Best Director: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon in Missing
Best Actress: (tie) Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria and Jessica Lange in Frances
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Preston in Victor/Victoria
Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Ann Warren in Victor/Victoria
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Cinematography: Xaver Schwartzenberger for Lola and Veronika Voss
Best Music: Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse for Victor/Victoria
Best Production Design: Rodger Maus for Victor/Victoria
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for Victor/Victoria

1983 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Director: Andrzej Wajda for Danton
Best Actor: Eric Roberts for Star ’80
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine for Terms Of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jerry Lewis for The King Of Comedy
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis for Trading Places
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Local Hero
Best Cinematography: Sven Nykvist for Star ’80
Best Music: Peer Raben for Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Production Design: Fernando Scarfiotti for Scarface
Best Costume Design: Yvonne Sassinot DeNestle for Danton

1984 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America
Best Director: Sergio Leone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Tightrope
Best Actress: Helen Mirren in Cal
Best Supporting Actor: Jean-Luc Godard in First Name: Carmen
Best Supporting Actress: Christine Lahti in Swing Shift
Best Screenplay: Franco Arcalli, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Enrico Medioli for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for Paris Texas and Repo Man
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Production Design: James Singelis for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Costume Design: Mic Cheminal for Entre Nous

1985 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Prizzi’s Honor
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for After Hours
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Actress: Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Best Supporting Actor: William Hickey in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Screenplay: Joseph Minion for After Hours
Best Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Music: Brian Gascoigne and Junior Hamrich for The Emerald Forest
Best Production Design: Jeffrey Townsend for After Hours
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth for The Jagged Edge and Sweet Dreams

1986 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Eyes On The Prize
Best Director: David Lynch for Blue Velvet
Best Actor: (tie) Daniel Day-Lewis in My Beautiful Laundrette and Jeff Goldblum in The Fly
Best Actress: Laura Dern in Smooth Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Parting Glances
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Stuart Masterson in At Close Range
Best Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi for My Beautiful Laundrette
Best Cinematography: Frederick Elmes for Blue Velvet
Best Music: (tie) George Delerue for Platoon and Herbie Hancock for Round Midnight
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for Blue Velvet
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beaven and John Bright for A Room With A View

1987 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Housekeeping
Best Director: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Actor: Gary Oldman in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Actress: Christine Lahti in Housekeeping
Best Supporting Actor: John Mahoney in Moonstruck and Tin Men
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Cinematography: Phillippe Rousselot for Hope And Glory
Best Music: David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su for The Last Emperor
Best Production Design: Santo Loquasto for Radio Days
Best Costume Design: Mary-Jane Reyner for Housekeeping

1988 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Dead Ringers
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Dead Ringers
Best Actor: Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Best Actress: Jodie Foster in The Accused
Best Supporting Actor: Divine in Hairspray
Best Supporting Actress: Claudia Karvan in High Tide
Best Screenplay: Christopher Hampton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Music: George Fenton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Production Design: Dean Tavoularis for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Costume Design: Van Smith for Hairspray

1989 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Story Of Women
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for Story
Of Women

Best Actor: John Hurt in Scandal
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Story Of Women
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke in Dad and Dead Poets Society
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Enemies: A Love Story
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Skin Deep
Best Cinematography: Jeff Preiss for Let’s Get Lost
Best Music: Michael Kamen for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Costume Design: Jane Robinson for Scandal

1990 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: GoodFellas
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for GoodFellas
Best Actor: Michel Blanc in Monsieur Hire
Best Actress: Anjelica Huston in The Grifters
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci in GoodFellas
Best Supporting Actress: Lorraine Bracco in GoodFellas
Best Screenplay: Craig Lucas for Longtime Companion
Best Cinematography: Oliver Stapleton for The Grifters
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Grifters
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for The Grifters
Best Costume Design: Richard Bruno for The Grifters

1991 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Man In The Moon
Best Director: Robert Mulligan for The Man In The Moon
Best Actor: River Phoenix in Dogfight and My Own Private Idaho
Best Actress: Judy Davis in Barton Fink, Impromptu, and Naked Lunch
Best Supporting Actor: Harvey Keitel in Bugsy, Mortal Thoughts, and Thelma & Louise
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Lewis in Cape Fear
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Rapture
Best Cinematography: Freddie Francis for Cape Fear and The Man In The Moon
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Bugsy
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for Barton Fink and Bugsy
Best Costume Design: Albert Wolsky for Bugsy

1992 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Raise The Red Lantern
Best Director: Robert Altman for The Player
Best Actor: Tim Robbins in Bob Roberts and The Player
Best Actress: Emma Thompson in Howards End
Best Supporting Actor: Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game
Best Supporting Actress: Judy Davis in Husbands And Wives
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Player
Best Cinematography: Zhao Fei and Lun Yang for Raise The Red Lantern
Best Music: Lenny Niehaus for Unforgiven
Best Production Design: Marc Caro for Delicatessen
Best Costume Design: Alexander Julien for The Player
Sominex Award: A Few Good Men
Dramamine Award: Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actor: Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actress: ****

1993 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Director: Nancy Savoca for Household Saints
Best Actor: Dennis Quaid in Flesh And Bone
Best Actress: Stockard Channing in Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in A Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Best Supporting Actress: Regina Tourney in Like Water For Chocolate
Best Screenplay: Mike Leigh for Naked
Best Cinematography: Michael Balhaus for The Age Of Innocence
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Age Of Innocence and The Cemetery Club
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Age Of Innocence
Best Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci for The Age Of Innocence
Sominex Award: Heaven And Earth
Dramamine Award: Falling Down
Mechanical Actor: Richard Gere in Sommersby
Mechanical Actress: Madonna in Body Of Evidence

1994 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Red
Best Director: Krzyzstof Kieslowski for Red and White
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Best Actress: Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in Little Women
Best Supporting Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Screenplay: Steve Baranczek for The Last Seduction
Best Cinematography: Stephen Czapsky for Ed Wood
Best Music: Zbigniew Preissner for Red and White
Best Production Design: Dennis Gastner for The Hudsucker Proxy
Best Costume Design: Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel for Priscilla, Queen of The Desert
Sominex Award: Wyatt Earp

1995 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Exotica
Best Director: Terry Zwigoff for Crumb
Best Actor: John Travolta in Get Shorty
Best Actress: (A three-way tie) Mia Kershner in Exotica; Alicia Silverstone in Clueless; Nicole Kidman in To Die For
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Roth in Rob Roy
Best Supporting Actress: Mare Winningham in Georgia
Best Screenplay: (tie) Atom Egoyan for Exotica and Buck Henry for To Die For
Best Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel for The Usual Suspects
Best Music: John Ottman for The Usual Suspects
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for Casino
Best Costumes: Mona May for Clueless
Sominex Award: The Brothers McMullen
Dramamine Award: Braveheart
Mechanical Actor: Dennis Miller in The Net and the cast of The Brothers McMullen
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in The American President

1996 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: La Ceremonie
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Ceremonie
Best Actor: Ewen McGregor in Trainspotting
Best Actress: (tie) Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient and Emily Watson in Breaking The Waves
Best Supporting Actor: Ian Holm in Big Night
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Kay Place in Citizen Ruth and Manny & Lo
Best Screenplay: John Sayles for Lone Star
Best Cinematography: (tie) Darius Khondji for Stealing Beauty and Oliver Stapleton for Kansas City
Best Music: Tiffany Anders, Burt Bacharach, David Baerwald, Carole Bayer Sager, Ed Berghoff, Elvis Costello, Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Tonio K, Larry Klein, J. Mascis, Joni Mitchell, Boyd Rice, David A. Stewart, and J. Mayo Williams for Grace Of My Heart
Best Production Design: Harley Jessup for James And The Giant Peach
Best Costume Design: Dona Granata for Kansas City
Sominex Award: The English Patient
Dramamine Award: A Time To Kill
Mechanical Actor: All the men in She’s The One
Mechanical Actress: Maxine Bahns in She’s The One

1997 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Crash and Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Crash
Best Actor: John Cusack for Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Actress: Julie Christie in Afterglow
Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Spacey in L. A. Confidential
Best Supporting Actress: Christina Ricci in The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay: Neil LaBute for In The Company Of Men
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for Kundun
Best Music: (tie) Eleni Karaindrou for Ulysses’ Gaze and Michael Nyman for Gattaca
Best Production Design: (tie) Dan Weil for The Fifth Element and Jan Roelfs for Gattaca
Best Costume Design: Denise Cronenberg for Crash
Sominex Award: The Pillow Book
Dramamine Award: Con Air
Mechanical Actor: Billy Zane in Titanic
Mechanical Actress: Elisabeth Shue in Deconstructing Harry and The Saint

1998 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Gods And Monsters
Best Director: (tie) Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters and Todd Solondz for Happiness
Best Actor: Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters
Best Actress: Christina Ricci in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Supporting Actor: Dylan Baker in Happiness
Best Supporting Actress: Lisa Kudrow in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters
Best Cinematography: Maryse Alberti for Happiness and Velvet Goldmine
Best Music: Carter Burwell for Gods And Monsters
Best Production Design: Thérèse DePrez for Happiness
Best Costume Design: Bruce Finlayson for Gods And Monsters
Sominex Award: Dangerous Beauty
Dramamine Award: Stepmom
Mechanical Actor: Bruce Willis in Armageddon, The Siege and Mercury Rising
Mechanical Actress: Jena Malone in Stepmom

1999 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fight Club
Best Director: (tie) David Fincher for Fight Club and Spike Jonze for Being John Malkovich
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in The Limey
Best Actress: (tie) Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut and Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia and The Talented Mr. Ripley
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich
Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Election
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for Bringing Out The Dead and Snow Falling On Cedars
Best Music: Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman for South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Best Production Design: Owen Paterson for The Matrix
Best Costume Design: Michael Kaplan for Fight Club
Sominex Award: The World Is Not Enough
Dramamine Award: The Green Mile
Mechanical Actor: Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in American Beauty

2000 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’ Humanite
Best Director: (tie) Terence Davies for The House Of Mirth and Jim Jarmusch for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker in Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actress: (tie) Severine Caneele in L’ Humanite and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Black in High Fidelity and Jesus’s Son
Best Supporting Actress: Lupe Ontiveros in Chuck And Buck
Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonnergan for You Can Count On Me
Best Cinematography: Remi Adefarasin for The House Of Mirth
Best Music: RZA for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Production Design: Gideon Ponte for American Psycho and Hamlet
Best Costume Design: Monica Howe for The House Of Mirth
Sominex Award: Mission Impossible 2
Dramamine Award: The Replacements (aka The Scabs)
Mechanical Actor: Ian Holm in Joe Gould’s Secret
Mechanical Actress: Charlize Theron in Reindeer Games

2001 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Director: Bela Tarr for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Actor: John Cameron Mitchell for Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Best Actress: Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Ghost World
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn’t There
Best Screenplay: Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff for Ghost World
Best Cinematography: (tie) Peter Deming for From Hell and Mulholland Drive and Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin for In The Mood For Love
Best Music: Mihály Vig for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Production Design: Edward T. McAvoy for Ghost World
Best Costume Design: Mary Zophres for Ghost World
Sominex Award:
Dramamine Award:
Mechanical Actor:
Mechanical Actress:

2002 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room
Best Director: (tie) Todd Haynes for Far From Heaven and Aleksandr Sokurov for Russian Ark
Best Actor: Greg Kinnear in Auto Focus
Best Actress: (tie) Emmanuelle Devos in Read My Lips and Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven and Samantha Morton in Minority Report and Morvern Callar
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Izzard in The Cat’s Meow
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson in Far From Heaven
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Chicago
Best Cinematography: Tilman Büttner for Russian Ark
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for Far From Heaven
Best Production Design: Mark Friedberg for Far From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for Far From Heaven and Gangs Of New York
Sominex Award: Naqoyqatsi
Dramamine Award: Bowling For Dollars
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon
Mechanical Actress: Catherine Keener in Lovely And Amazing

2003 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Decasia
Best Director: Bill Morrison for Decasia
Best Actor: Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean
Best Actress: Hope Davis in American Splendor and The Secret Lives Of Dentists
Best Supporting Actor: Max Pirkis in Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Best Supporting Actress: Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool
Best Screenplay: Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini for American Splendor
Best Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky for Spider
Best Music: Michael Gordon for Decasia
Best Production Design: Andrew Laws for Down With Love
Best Costume Design: Daniel Orlandi for Down With Love
Sominex Award:
Dramamine Award: In My Skin
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain
Mechanical Actress: Nicole Kidman in The Human Stain

2004 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Kinsey
Best Director: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset
Best Actress: Laura Linney in Kinsey and P.S.
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Sarsgaard in Kinsey
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Cinematography: Christopher Doyle for Hero, Last Life In The Universe and Days Of Being Wild
Best Music: Alberto Iglesias for Bad Education
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Aviator
Best Costume Design: Emi Wada for Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers
Sominex Award: The Village
Dramamine Award: The Passion Of The Christ
Mechanical Actor: Cate Blanchett in The Aviator
Mechanical Actress: Anthony Hopkins in Alexander

2005 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Mysterious Skin
Best Director: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Leavitt in Mysterious Skin
Best Actress: Maria Bello in A History Of Violence
Best Supporting Actor: Paddy Constantine in My Summer Of Love
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Capote
Best Screenplay: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit for Good Night And Good Luck and Syriana
Best Music: Howard Shore for A History Of Violence
Best Production Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Best Costume Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Sominex Award: Saraband
Dramamine Award: Crash
Mechanical Actor: Tom Cruise for War Of The Worlds
Mechanical Actress: Dakota Fanning for War Of The Worlds

2006 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’Enfant
Best Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
Best Actress: Maggie Cheung in Clean
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Mackie in Half Nelson
Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura in Volver
Best Screenplay: (tie) Guillermo Del Toro for Pan’s Labyrinth and Jean- Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Children Of Men
Best Production Design: Eugenio Caballero for Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Music: Philip Glass for Notes On A Scandal and The Illusionist
Best Costume Design: Sharon Davis for Dreamgirls
Sominex Award: The Da Vinci Code
Dramamine Award: Babel
Mechanical Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. in Fur and A Scanner Darkly
Mechanical Actress: Julianne Moore in Children Of Men

2007 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Director: Andrew Dominik for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Actor: Casey Affleck in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Gone Baby Gone
Best Actress: Marina Hands in Lady Chatterley
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Schneider in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Lars And The Real Girl
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
Best Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu for 12:08 East Of Bucharest
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, In The Valley Of Elah and No Country For Old Men
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Sominex Award: Youth Without Youth
Dramamine Award: Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Mechanical Actor: John Travolta in Hairspray
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep in Lions For Lambs and Rendition

2008 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Edge Of Heaven
Best Director: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Actor: Michael Shannon - Shotgun Stories
Best Actress: Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Best Supporting Actor: Emile Hirsch - Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Hanna Schygulla - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Screenplay: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Cinematography: Jody Shapiro - My Winnipeg
Best Production Design: Rejean Labrie - My Winnipeg
Best Music: Carter Burwell for In Bruges and Burn After Reading
Best Costumes: Danny Glicker - Milk
Sominex: The Happening
Dramamine: The Reader
Mechanical Actor: Mark Wahlberg for The Happening
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for Doubt

2009 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Hunger
Best Director: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Actor: Sharlto Copley - District 9
Best Actress: Catalina Saavedra - The Maid
Best Supporting Actor: Liam Cunningham - Hunger
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Faris - Observe And Report
Best Screenplay: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt - Hunger
Best Production Design: Philip Ivey - District 9
Best Music: Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant!
Best Costumes: Janet Patterson - Bright Star
Sominex: Public Enemies
Dramamine: Anti-Christ
Mechanical Actor: Peter Sarsgaard for An Education
Mechanical Actress: Hilary Swank for Amelia

2010 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Director: Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Actor: Edgar Ramirez - Carlos
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton - I Am Love
Best Supporting Actor: Niels Arestrup - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone
Best Screenplay: Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux - I Am Love
Best Production Design: Francesca Balestra Di Mottola - I Am Love
Best Music: John Adams - I Am Love
Best Costumes: Antonella Cannarozzi - I Am Love
Sominex: Cairo Time
Dramamine: Black Swan
Mechanical Actor: Vincent Cassel for Black Swan
Mechanical Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
The Governor Scott Walker Award For Achievement In Political Thuggery: Waiting For "Superman"

The Best Movies Of The 2000s (Voted in 2010)
1. The Son/Le Fils
2. Zodiac
3. Yi Yi
4. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
5. The Edge Of Heaven (tie)
    In The Mood For Love 
7. The Heart Of The World 
(short by Guy Maddin)
8. Mysterious Skin 
    Bus 174 
10. The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (tie)
      Head-On (tie)
      Spirited Away (tie)

Best Picture: The Tree Of Life
Best Director: Terrence Malick - The Tree Of Life
Best Actor: Peyman Moadi - A Separation
Best Actress: Leila Hatami - A Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Hunter McCracken - The Tree Of Life
Best Supporting Actress: Sareh Bayet - A Separation
Best Screenplay: Ashgar Farhadi - A Separation
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - The Tree Of Life
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti - Hugo
Best Score: Alberto Iglesias - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Skin I Live In
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa - The Tree Of Life
Best Costumes: Jacqueline Durran - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Midnight In Paris
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Help
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Mechanical Actor: Owen Wilson - Midnight In Paris

Best Picture: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Taner Birsel - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Supporting Actress: Cecile De France - The Kid With A Bike
Best Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Cinematography: Gokhan Tiryaki - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Production Design: Arvinder Grewal - Cosmopolis
Best Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Editing: Todd Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk - How To Survive A Plague
Best Costumes: Kari Perkins - Bernie
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): (tie) Les Miserables and Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Intouchables
Mechanical Actress: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Mechanical Actor: Russell Crowe - Les Miserables

Best Picture: Laurence Anyways
Best Director: Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways and I Killed My Mother
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix for Her
Best Actress: Hadas Yaron for Fill The Void
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl for The Fifth Estate and Rush
Best Supporting Actress: Nathalie Baye for Laurence Anyways
Best Screenplay: Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell
Best Cinematography: Asaf Sudri for Fill The Void
Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett for Her
Best Score: (tie) Alex Ebert for All Is Lost and Arcade Fire for Her
Best Editing: Mike Munn for Stories We Tell
Best Costumes: Francois Barbeau, Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Faust
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Great Gatsby
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for August: Osage County
Mechanical Actor: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club 


Barry Lyndon (1975)
Lipstick and The Marquise Of O (tie) (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Days Of Heaven (1978)
Fedora (1979)
The Big Red One (1980)
Cutter’s Way (1981)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1983)
L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America (tie) (1984)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Eyes On The Prize (1986)
Housekeeping (1987)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Story Of Women (1989)
GoodFellas (1990)
The Man In The Moon (1991)
Raise The Red Lantern (1992)
Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)
Red (1994)
Exotica (1995)
La Ceremonie (1996)
Crash (the David Cronenberg film) and Grosse Pointe Blank (tie) (1997)
Gods And Monsters (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
L’ Humanite (2000)
The Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)
Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room (tie) (2002)
Decasia (2003)
Kinsey (2004)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
L’Enfant (2006)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Edge Of Heaven (2008)
Hunger (2009)
A Prophet/Un Prophete (2010)
The Tree Of Life (2011)
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2012)
Laurence Anyways (2013)