Monday, December 26, 2022

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2022

Updated as of  December 31, 2022 


KEY: star rating is on the four star scale
          meaning of "/" or "\"
          *** is three stars out of four
          ***/ is three stars leaning towards  3 1/2
          ***\ is three stars leaning towards 2 1/2


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(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. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1) by Elizabeth George *** 
2. The Method: How The Twentieth Century Learned To Act by Isaac Butler *** 1/2 
3. The Tiger In The Smoke  by Margery Allingham *** 1/2 
4. I Was Better Last Night by Harvey Fierstein *** 
5. The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais *** 
6. Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris *** 
7. Still Alright by Kenny Loggins ** 
8. The Covenant by James Michener *** 1/2 
9. The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough (read by Edward Herrmann) *** 1/2 /
10. The Steam Pig by James McClure *** 1/2 
11. Lud-In-The-Mist by Hope Mirrlees *** 1/2 
12. Them by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
13. Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
14. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates *** 1/2 
15. Babysitter by Joyce Carol Oates *** 
16. The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Man by Paul Newman ** 1/2 
17. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler **** 
18. Growing Up by Russell Baker **** 
19. All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque **** 
20. Walt & Skeezix aka Gasoline Alley: The Complete Daily Strips 1927-1928 by Frank King ** 1/2 
21. Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips Volume 5 -- Out Of This World At Home by Walt Kelly ****  
22.  Jock of the Bushveld by J. Percy Fitzpatrick (1907) *** (casually racist) 
23. The Scramble For Africa by Thomas Pakenham *** 1/2 
24. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane *** 




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1. Cat Stevens -- Harold & Maude soundtrack ** 1/2 
2. The Cactus Blossoms -- One Day ** 1/2 
3. Judy Garland -- The Letter (1959) * 
4. Elvis Costello -- The Boy Named If ***/ 
5. Studio Electrophonique -- Happier Things ** 
6. Punch Brothers -- Hell On Church Street ** 1/2 
7. Frank Turner -- FTHC *** 
8. Fleetwood Mac -- Rumours *** 1/2 
9. Del McCoury Band -- Almost Proud ** 1/2 
10. Natalie Cole -- Unforgettable...With Love ** 1/2 
11. Aoife Donovan -- Age of Apathy ** 1/2 
12. Judy Collins -- Spellbound ***/ 
13. Keb Mo -- Good To Be... ** 
14. Spoon -- Lucifer On The Sofa ** 
15. North Mississippi Allstars -- Set Sail ** 
16. Dhruv -- Rapunzel ** 1/2 
17. Janis Ian -- The Light At The End Of The Line ** 
18. Various Artists -- Ocean Child: The Songs Of Yoko Ono *** 
19. Bastille -- Give Me The Future ** 1/2 
20. Various Artists -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Four soundtrack ***  
21. Irma Thomas -- Wish Someone Would Care (1964) *** 1/2 
22. John Mellencamp -- Strictly A One-Eyed Jack ** 1/2 
23. Toots and the Maytals -- Sweet and Dandy (1969) *** 
24. Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg -- Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg ** 
25. Gal Costa -- Gal aka Cinema Olympia (1969) *** 
26. Don McLean -- Christmastime! The Complete Collection * 
27. Phil Ochs -- I Ain't Marching Anymore * 1/2 
28. Dolly Parton -- Run, Rose Run ** 
29. Pentangle -- The Pentangle (1968) *** 
30. Judy Garland -- Miss Show Business (1955) ** 1/2 
31. John Luther Adams -- Become River (2020) *** 1/2 
32. Bryan Adams -- So Happy It Hurts ** 1/2 
33. Gilberto Gil -- Gilberto Gil (1971) ***/ 
34. Michael Feinstein -- Gershwin Country ** 
35. Milton Nascimento -- Courage ** 1/2 
36. John Luther Adams -- Lines Made By Walking (2020) *** 
37. Dave Van Ronk -- Folksinger (1962) ** 
38. Françoise Hardy -- Comment te dire adieu *** 
39. Cecile McLorlin Salvant -- Ghost Song ***/ 
40. The Monks -- Black Monk Time (1966) *** 
41. Koobas -- The Koobas (1969) *** 
42. Novos Baianos -- Acabou Chorare (1972) **** 
43. Micky Dolenz -- Dolenz Sings Nesmith EP (2022) *** 
44. Eddie Harris -- The In Sound (1965) *** 1/2 
45. John Moreland -- LP5 (2020) *** 
46. Joan Jett -- Changeup ** 1/2 
47. Patty Waters -- Sings (2009) ** 1/2 
48. Michael Buble -- Higher ** 
49. Kenny Loggins -- Leap of Faith (1991) ***/ 
50. Utopia/Todd Rundgren -- Oops! Wrong Planet (1977) *** 1/2 
51. Utopia/Todd Rundgren -- Adventures in Utopia (1980) ***/ 
52. Daniela Cotton -- Good Day ** 1/2 
53. Loggins & Messina -- Sittin' In aka Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin' In (1972) *** 
54. Colin Hay -- Now And The Evermore *** 1/2 
55. Kenny Loggins -- Return To Pooh Corner (1994) **
56. Loggins & Messsina -- Loggins & Messina (1972) *** 
57. Kenny Loggins -- December (1998) ** 1/2 
58. Kenny Loggins -- More Songs From Pooh Corner (2000) ** 1/2 
59. Loggins & Messsina -- Full Sail (1973) ** 
60. Poco -- Pickin' Up The Pieces (1969) *** 
61. Little Freddie King -- Goin' Upstairs *** 
62. Jon Cleary -- So Swell *** 
63. Barbra Streisand -- Release Me 2 * 
64. Melody Gardot -- Sunset In The Blue ** 1/2 
74. Karen Dalton -- In My Own Time ** 1/2 
75. Lady Blackbird -- Black Acid Soul *** 1/2 
76. Sonny Red -- Out Of The Blue (1960) *** 1/2 
77. Margo Timmins -- The Ty Tyrfu Sessions (2021) *** 1/2 
78. Kenny Loggins -- Keep The Fire (1979) ** 1/2 
79. Kenny Loggins -- Nightwatch (1978) ***
80. Kenny Loggins -- High Adventure (1982) ***
81. Kenny Loggins -- Vox Humana (1983) * 
82. Loggins & Messina -- On Stage (1974) ***
83. Charles Mingus -- Mingus Three (1957) ** 1/2 
84. Horace Andy -- Midnight Rocker *** 
85. Jason Aldean -- Georgia ***\ 
86. Kiki Dee -- The Long Ride Home ** 
87. Joshua Hadley -- Neon Blue ** 1/2 
88. Miles Davis -- In A Silent Way (1969) **** 
89. Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder -- Get On Board ***\ 
90. Brad Mehldau -- Jacob's Ladder ** 1/2 
91. Maren Morris -- Humble Quest ***/ 
92. Chanticleer -- Chanticleer Sings Christmas (2020) *** 
93. The Saints -- (I'm) Stranded (1977) *** 1/2 
94. Daryl Hall -- Before After *** 
95. Rumer -- B Sides & Rarities Vol. 2 *** 
96. Judy Garland -- That's Entertainment! (1960) ** 
97. George Winston -- Night ** 
98. Willie Nelson -- A Beautiful Time *** 
99. Miranda Lambert -- Palomino ***/ 
100. Grant Green -- Idle Moments (1965) **** 
101. John Luther Adams -- Arctic Dreams (2021) ** 1//2 
102. Wet Leg -- Wet Leg *** 1/2 
103. Tord Gustavsen Trio -- Opening ** 1/2 
104. Trombone Shorty -- Lifted ** 1/2 
105. Midlake -- For The Sake Of Bethel Woods *** 
106. Lyle Lovett -- 12th Of June ** 1/2 
107. Brennen Leigh w Asleep At The Wheel -- Obsessed With The West ** 
108. Kevin Morby -- This Is A Photograph ** / 
109. The Waterboys -- All Souls Hill *** 
110. Big Thief -- Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You ** 
111. The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds **** 
112. John Scofield -- John Scofield ** 
113. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever -- Endless Rooms ** 
114. Altameda -- Born Losers *** 1/2 
115. Ella Fitzgerald -- Easy Living (w Joe Pass) (1986) *** 1/2 
116. Eslabón Armado -- Nostalgia *** 1/2 
117. Irma Thomas -- Take A Look (1966) **** 
118. Irma Thomas -- In Between Tears (1973) *** 1/2 
119. Harry Styles -- Harry's House *** 1/2 
120. The Lickerish Quartet -- Threesome (3 eps over two years) *** 1/2 
121. Melody Gardot -- Entre eux deux (w Philippe Powell) ** 1/2 
122. Mavis Staples -- Carry Me Home (live album w Levon Helm) *** 
123. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- Dirt Does Dylan ** 1/2 
124. Binker & Moses -- Feeding The Machine *** 1/2 
125. Son House -- Forever On My Mind ** 1/2 
126. Freddie Hubbard -- Ready For Freddie (1961) *** 1/2 
127. Ray Wylie Hubbard -- Co-Starring Too ** 
128. Various Artists -- A New Orleans Christmas (1997) ** 1/2 
129. Oumou Sangaré -- Timbuktu ***/ 
130. Alec Benjamin -- (Un)Commentary ***/ 
131. Steve Earle -- Jerry Jeff *** 
132. Wilco -- Cruel Country ** 1/2 
133. Terry Riley -- In "C" (1968) **** 
134. Kenny Loggins -- The Essential Kenny Loggins (2002) *** 1/2 
135. Kenny Loggins -- Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (1997) *** 1/2 
136. Erroll Garner -- Concert By The Sea (1955) *** 1/2 
137. Rosalía -- Motomami ** 1/2 
138. Arcade Fire -- We *** 
139. Frank Sinatra -- Watertown (1970) ** 
140. Chic -- Real People (1980) ** 
141. Tomberlin -- I Don't Know Who Needs To Hear This **/ 
142. Judy Garland -- Alone (1957) **** 
143. Charlie XCX -- Crash ** 1/2 
144. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonius Monk (1958) *** 1/2 
145. The Wild Tchoupitoulas -- The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976) *** 
146. Let's Eat Grandma -- Two Ribbons ** 
147. Randall King -- Shot Glass ** 
148. Irma Thomas -- The Story Of My Life (1997) ** 
149. Mary Gauthier -- Dark Enough To See The Stars ** 1/2 
150. The Linda Lindas -- Growing Up ** 
151. Carrie Underwood -- Denim and Rhinestones * 1/2 
152. Kate Bush -- 50 Words For Snow ***/ 
153. Elvis Presley -- His Hand In Mine (1960) **** 
154. Rufus Wainwright -- Rufus Does Judy At Capitol ** 
155. Odetta -- Odetta Sings Dylan (1965) ** 1/2 
156. Elvis Costello -- The Resurrection of Rust (w Rusty) ***/ 
157. Amber Mark -- Three Dimensions Deep ***\ 
158. The Everly Brothers -- Hey Doll Baby (WB compilation) ***/ 
159. Paul Winter Consort -- Concert in The Park ** 
160. Lucky Daye -- Candydrip ** 1/2 
161. Ibibio Sound Machine -- Electricity ** 1/2 
162. Elvis Presley -- Peace in The Valley ep (1957) *** 
163. Elvis Presley -- How Great Thou Art (1967) *** 
164. Elvis Presley -- He Touched Me (1972) ** 1/2 
165. Drake -- Honestly, Nevermind *** 
166. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 3 (2000) ***/ 
167. Angel Olsen -- Big Time ** 1/2 
168. Jack White -- Fear Of The Dawn ** 
169. Irma Thomas -- Live! At New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1976 *** (great perf; mic a mile) 
170. Michael McDermott -- St. Paul's Boulevard ** 1/2 
171. Ralfi Pagan -- With Love (Spanish Version) (1972) ** 1/2 
172. Waylon Jennings -- Honky Tonk Heroes (1973) ** 1/2 
173. Bad Bunny -- Un Verano Sin Ti *** 1/2 
174. Regina Spektor -- Home, Before And After ** 1/2 ("What Might Have Been" a keeper) 
175. Jackie McLean -- Bluesnik (1962) **** 
176. Fantastic Negrito -- White Jesus Black Problems ** 
177. Leyla McCalla -- Breaking The Thermometer ** 1/2 
178. The "5" Royales -- Monkey Hips and Rice *** 
179. Ella Fitzgerald -- Live At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook *** 1/2 
180. Miles Davis -- Miles Ahead (1969) *** 1/2 
181. Ethel Cain -- Preacher's Daughter ** 
182. Miles Davis -- Milestones **** 
183. Charles Mingus -- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) **** 
184. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 4 (2002) ***/ 
185. 49 Winchester -- Fortune Favors The Bold ** 
186. Kathryn Joseph -- For You Who Are The Wronged ** 
187. Sault -- Air ***/ 
188. M. Field -- Re M. Field ** 1/2 
189. Orville Peck -- Bronco ** 1/2 
190. Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart -- Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (1976) ** 1/2 
191. Kendrick Lamar -- Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers *** 
192. She & Him -- Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson *** 1/2 
193. Neil Young -- Toast ** 1/2 
194. Stanley Turrentine -- Jubilee Shout! (1962) **** 
195. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane -- Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) ***/ 
196. R.E.M. -- Chronic Town ep **** 
197. John Moreland -- Birds In The Ceiling ** 
198. Josh Rouse -- Going Places ** 1/2 
199. Duncan Sheik -- Claptrap *** 1/2  
200. John Luther Adams -- Houses Of The Wind ** 1/2 
201. Jim Lauderdale -- Game Changer ** 
202. Clark Terry -- Color Changes (1961) *** 
203. Booker Ervin -- That's It! (1961) *** 1/2 
204. Charley Pride -- Charley Pride's 10th Album (1970) ** 1/2 
205. Connie Smith -- Connie Smith (1965) *** 1/2 
206. Omar Apollo -- Ivory *** 
207. Guy Clark -- Old No. 1 (1975) *** 
208. Reba McEntire -- Rumor Has It (1990) ** 1/2 
209. Willie Nelson -- Phases and Stages (1974) ** 1/2 
210. Flatt & Scruggs -- Foggy Mountain Jamboree (1957) **** 
211. Sebastian Yatra -- Dharma ***\ 
212. George Formby Jr. -- The Best Of George Formby  ** 1/2 ("Leaning On A Lampost") 
213. Clint Black -- Killin' Time (1989) ***/ 
214. Julian Lennon -- Jude ** 
215. Panic! At The Disco -- Viva Las Vengeance ***/ 
216. Amanda Shires -- Take It Like A Man ** 1/2 
217. Sammi Smith -- He's Everywhere aka Help Me Make It Through The Night (1970) **** 
218. Ryan Adams -- FM ***/ 
219. Tom T. Hall -- In Search Of A Song (1971) ***/ 
220. Michelle Branch -- The Trouble With Fever ** 
221. Freddy Fender -- Before The Next Teardrop Falls (1975) *** 
222. Creedence Clearwater Revival -- At The Royal Albert Hall April 14 1970 *** 
223. Jerry Lee Lewis -- Another Place, Another Time (1968) **** 
224. Marina Allen -- Centrifics ** 1/2 (song "New Song Rising" a keeper) 
225. Marcus Mumford -- Marcus Mumford ** 1/2 
226. Joe Bataan -- St. Latin's Day Massacre (1971) *** 
227. Rolling Stones -- Live At The El Mocambo (1977/2022) *** 1/2 
228. The Stovall Sisters -- The Stovall Sisters ** 1/2 
229. Sharon Van Etten -- We've Been Going About This All Wrong ** 
230. The Tallest Man On Earth -- Too Late For Edelweiss ** 1/2 
231. Hank Williams -- Moanin' The Blues (1952) **** 
232. Freedy Johnston -- Back On The Road To You ** 
233. Marty Robbins -- Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959) **** 
234. John Legend -- Legend ** 1/2 
235. Loudon Wainwright -- Lifetime Achievement *** 
236. Hank Williams -- Memorial Album (1953) **** 
237. Fleet Foxes -- A Very Lonely Solstice (2021) *** 1/2 
238. Jessi Colter -- I'm Jessi Colter (1975) ** 1/2 
239. Fonseca -- Viajente ** 1/2 
240. Buck Owens and His Buckaroos -- Carnegie Hall Concert (1966) ** 1/2 
241. Kenny Dorham -- Quiet Kenny (1960) ** 1/2 
242. Darden Smith -- Western Skies ** 1/2 
243. Buddy Guy -- The Blues Don't Lie ** 1/2 
244. Leon Bibb -- Foment, Ferment, Free...Free (1969) ** 
245. Elsa y Elmar -- Ya No Somos Los Mismos ** 1/2 
246. Marlon Williams -- My Boy ** 1/2 
247. Richard Marx -- Songwriter ** 
248. Joss Stone -- Merry Christmas, Love * 
249. The Psychedelic Furs -- The Psychedelic Furs (1979) ** 
250. The Psychedelic Furs -- Forever Now (1982) ** 1/2 
251. Meschiya Lake -- Lookin' The World Over ** 
252. Jack White -- Entering Heaven Alive ** 1/2 
253. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 5 (2000) ***/ 
254. Johnny Adams -- Sings Doc Pomus (1991) *** 1/2 
255. Celia Cruz -- Etc. Etc. Etc. (1970) **** 
256. Garth Brooks -- No Fences * 1/2 
257. Charlie Puth -- Charlie ** 1/2 
258. Vince Gill -- When Love Finds You (1994) ** 
259. Willie Colon and Ruben Bladés -- Siembra (1978) *** 1/2 
260. Marty Robbins -- More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1960) *** 1/2 
261. The Heavy Heavy -- Life and Life Only *** 
262. Caroline Shaw and Attacca Quartet -- Evergreen *** 
263. Johnny Paycheck -- Take This Job And Shove It (1977) ** 
264. Pink Floyd -- Animals (1977) ***\ 
265. Bjork -- Fossorra ** 1/2 
266. Johnny Adams -- Walking On A Tightrope: The Songs Of Percy Mayfield (1989) *** 1/2 
267. Jorge Drexler -- Tinta Y Tiempo ***/ 
268. Martha Spencer -- Wonderland ** 1/2 
269. Cowboy Junkies -- Sharon *** 
270. Various Artists -- Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen ** 1/2 
271. Leonard Cohen -- Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums *** 
272. The Fermweh-- Torschlusspanik ** 1/2 
273. Joni Mitchell -- For The Roses (1972) *** 1/2  
274. Joni Mitchell -- Court And Spark (1974) **** 
275. Joni Mitchell -- Miles Of Aisles (1974) *** 
276. Joni Mitchell -- The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975) *** 1/2 
277. Chris Isaak -- Everybody Knows It's Christmas *** 
278. Puseletso Seema -- Mofata Seliba No. 6 *** 
279. Loretta Lynn -- Country Christmas (1966) ** 
280. Charlie Rich -- Behind Closed Doors (19973) ** 
281. Marty Robbins -- Christmas With Marty Robbins (1969) ** 
282. The Beths -- Experts In A Dying Field *** 
283. Marvin Gaye -- That's The Way Love Is (1970) *** 1/2 
284. Bailey Zimmerman -- Leave The Light On ** 1/2 
285. Hank Snow -- The Essential Hank Snow (1999) **** 
286. Black Midi -- Hellfire ** 
287. Simple Minds -- Direction of The Heart ** 
288. John Luther Adams -- Sila: The Breath Of The World *** 
289. The Beatles -- Revolver (2022 Mono) **** 
290. The Beatles -- Revolver (2022 Stereo Mix) **** 
291. The Beatles -- Revolver Super Deluxe Boxed Set w extras (1966/2022) **** 
292. Lizzo -- Special ***\ 
293. Brian Eno -- Foreverandevernomore ** 1/2 
294. Johnny Adams -- Christmas In New Orleans (1994?) ** 
295. Laurie Berkner -- Another Laurie Berkner Christmas ** 
296. Joey Alexander -- A Joey Alexander Christmas ** 
297. Louis Armstrong -- Louie Wishes You A Cool Yule (2022) *** 
298. Todd Rundgren -- Space Force *** 
299. Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler -- For All The Days That Tear Our Heart ** 
300. Mahler/conductor Gustavo Dudamel -- Mahler Symphony No. 5 ** 1/2 
301. Stevie Wonder -- Talking Book (1972) *** 1/2 
302. Backstreet Boys -- A Very Backstreet Christmas * 
303. George Strait -- Strait From The Heart (1982) ** 1/2 
304. Gloria Scott -- What Am I Gonna Do? (1974) ** 1/2 
305. Tim Bernardes -- Mil Coisas Invisívies ** 1/2 
306. Terry Allen -- Lubbock (on everything) (1979) *** 
307. Brian Harnetty/Thomas Merton -- Words and Silences ** 1/2 
308. Dr. John -- Things Happen That Way *** 1/2 
309. Jose Feliciano -- Love & Christmas ** 
310. The Movers -- Vol. 1: 1970-1976 (2022) *** 1/2 / 
311. Barbra Streisand -- Live At The Bon Soir (1962/2022) **** 
312. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley -- And Hi-Life Jazz ** 1/2 
313. Harry Belafonte -- Calypso (1956) *** 
314. Loretta Lynn -- The Definitive Collection (2005) *** 1/2 
315. Irma Thomas -- The Soul Queen Of New Orleans 50th Anniversary Celebration (2009) *** 1/2 
316. Daryl Hall & John Oates -- Do It For Love (2003) *** 1/2 
317. Various Artists -- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Music From And Inspired By *** 1/2 
318. Lee Fields -- Sentimental Fool *** 
319. Brandi Carlile -- In These Silent Days (In The Canyon Haze Edition) *** 1/2 
320. Lone Bellow -- Love Songs For Losers ***/ 
321. Merle Haggard -- Serving 190 Proof (1979) *** 1/2 
322. Beth Orton -- Weather Alive ** 1/2 
323. Johnny Adams -- The Verdict (1995) **** 
324. John Mellencamp -- Scarecrow *** / 
325. Reba McEntire -- The Ultimate Christmas Collection (2022) ** 
326. A-Ha -- True North ** 1/2 
327. Chris Byars -- Rhythm And Blues Of The 20s ** 
328. Jake Blount -- The New Faith ** 
329. Morris Day -- Last Call ** 
330. Ramsey Lewis -- The Beatles Songbook (poor audio) ** 
331. Sloan -- Steady ** 1/2 
332. Sasha Berliner -- Onyx ** 
333. Peter Rowan -- Calling You From My Mountain *** 
334. Steve Lacy -- Gemini Rights *** 1/2 
335. Victoria Clark -- December Songs For Voice And Orchestra ** 
336. Sean Thompson's Weird Ears -- Weird Ears ** 
337. Neil Diamond -- A Neil Diamond Christmas ** 
338. Sam Smith -- The Holly And The Ivy ** 1/2 
339. Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin -- Ali *** 
340. Vieux Farka Touré  -- Les Racines ** 1/2 
341. Puseletso Seema -- No. 10 *** 
342. Harry Belafonte -- To Wish You A Merry Christmas (1958) *** 
343. Loretta Lynn -- White Christmas Blues (2016) ** 1/2 
344. Joe Liggins -- Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (1990 comp on Specialty) ** 1/2 
345. The Movers -- The Movers (1970) *** 1/2 
346. Nelson -- A Nelson Family Christmas ** 
347. Roy Milton -- Roy Milton and His Solid Senders (1992 comp) *** 1/2 
348. Toledo -- How It Ends ** 1/2 
349. Kirsten Lambert -- From A Window To A Screen ** 
350. Shania Twain-- Come On Over (1997) ** 1/2 
351. Gary Stewart -- Out Of Hand (1975) ** 1/2 
352. Taylor Swift -- Midnights ** 1/2 
353. Harry Belafonte -- At Carnegie Hall 1959 *** 1/2 
354. Oliver Sim -- Hideous Bastard ** 
355. Waylon Jennings -- Dreaming My Dreams (1975) *** 1/2 
356. Samara Joy -- Linger Awhile *** 
357. Neil Young -- World Record * 1/2 
358. Esther Phillips -- The Country Side Of Esther Phillips ((19966) ** 1/2 
359. Loretta Lynn -- Coal Miner's Daughter (1971) *** 1/2 
360. Christine McVie -- Songbird (A Solo Collection) ** 
361. Leona Lewis -- Christmas With Love, Always * 1/2 
362. Amos Lee -- My Ideal (tribute to Chet Baker Sings) ** 
363. Kacey Musgraves -- A Very Kacey Christmas *** 
364. Gintis -- Hope Is All We Have ** 1/2 
365. Malo -- Malo (1972) ** (but "Suavecito") 
366. Kenny Roby -- Kenny Roby ** 
367. Weyes Blood -- And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow *** 1/2 
368. Makaya McCraven -- In These Times ** 1/2 
369. Interpol -- The Other Side Of Make-Believe ** 1/2 
370. Noori & His Dorpa Band -- Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast *** 1/2 
371. Silvana Estrada -- Marchita *** 1/2 
372. Allen Toussaint & Friends -- A New Orleans Christmas (1997) ** 1/2 
373. Zach Bryan -- Summertime Blues * 1/2 
374. Stefan Smith -- Thlostones ** 1/2 
375. Cheap Trick -- Cheap Trick (1977) ** 1/2 
376. Various Artists -- Rise Jamaica! Jamaican Independence Special ** 1/2 
377. Paul Kelly -- Paul Kelly's Christmas Train (2021) ** 
378. Enrico Rava and Fred Hersch -- The Song Is You *** 
379. Sessa -- Estrela Acesa *** 
380. Sault -- Aiir ***/ (symphonic) 
381. Eric Chenaux -- Say Laura ** 
382. Ari Lennox -- Age/Sex/Location ** 1/2 
383. Maya Hawke -- Moss ** 1/2 
384. Thee Sacred Souls -- Thee Sacred Souls *** 
385. Horsegirl -- Versions of Modern Performances ** 
386. Gogol Bordello -- Solidaritine *** 1/2 
387. Tim Burgess -- Typical Music ** 
388. Meghan Trainor -- Takin' It Back ***/ 
389. Fred Again -- Actual Life 3 ** 1/2 
390. Davis Causey & Jay Smith -- Pickin' On Christmas ** 
391. M.J. Lenderman -- Boat Songs ** 
392. S.G. Goodman -- Teeth Marks ** 1/2 
393. Jimmy Cliff -- Refugees ** 1/2 
394. Julia Bullock -- Walking In The Dark ***/ 
395. Alvvays -- Blue Rev *** 
396. Anitta -- Versions Of Me ** 
397. Sault -- 11 *** 
398. Sault -- (Untitled) God ** 1/2 
399. iLe -- Nacarile *** 1/2 
400. Johnny Adams -- Room With A View Of The Blues (1988) *** 1/2 
401. Frank Sinatra -- September Of My Years **** 
402. Brockhampton -- The Family ** 1/2 
403. Shannon Moser -- The Sun Still Seems To Shine ** 
404. The Isley Brothers -- This Old Heart Of Mine (1966) *** 
405. Peter Green -- In The Skies (1979) *** 1/2 
406. Linda Ronstadt -- A Merry Little Christmas *** (pop side *** and religious side ****) 
407. Charlie Crockett -- The Man From Waco ** 
408. Caroline -- Caroline ** 
409. Nancy Mounir -- Nozhet El Nofous ** 1/2 
410. Nilüfer Yanya -- Painless ** 1/2 
411. Sudan Archives -- Natural Born Prom Queen ** 
412. Sault -- Earth ** 
413. Bones -- 2MillionBlunts ** 1/2 
414. Camilo -- De Adentro Pa Afuera *** \ 
415. SZA -- SOS ** 1/2 
416. Charles Lloyd -- Trio: Chapel (Live) *** 
417. Ryan Adams -- Romeo & Juliet ** 1/2 
418. J-Hope -- Jack In The Box * 1/2 
419. Tetel Di Babuya -- Meet Tetel * 1/2 
420. Redman Mehldau McBride Blade -- LongGone *** 
421. Ian Noe -- River Fools and Mountain Saints *** 1/2 
422. Tommy McLain -- I Ran Down Every Dream *** 1/2 
423. Charlie Gabriel and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band -- 89 *** 1/2 
424. Father John Misty -- Chloë and the Next 20th Century *** 
425. Various Artists -- High In The Morning: British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1973 ** 
426. Adrian Quesada -- Boleros Psicodelicos ***/ 
427. King Princess -- Hold On Baby ** 1/2 
428. Various Artists -- Gotta Get A Good Thing Goin': Black Music In Britain In The Sixties *** 1/2 
429. Parker Gispert -- Golden Years ** 1/2 
430. Gabe Lee -- The Hometown Kid *** 
431. Benjamin Lackner -- Last Decade *** 1/2 
432. Juan Ortiz Hiroshi Takase Gene Jackson -- Better Days *** 1/2 
433. Various Artists -- Before The Day Is Done: The Story Of Folk Heritage Records 1968-1975 ** 1/2 
434. Joel Ross -- The Parable of the Poet *** 1/2 
435. Asake -- Mr. Money With The Vibe *** 
436. Noah Cyrus -- The Hardest Part ** 1/2 
437. Vigüela -- A La Manera Artesana *** 1/2 
438. Madonna -- Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones *** / 
439. Renée Fleming -- Voice Of Nature: The Anthropocene *** 1/2 
440. 1975 -- Being Funny In A Foreign Language *** 
441. Jóhann Jóhannsson -- Drone Mass *** 1/2 
442. Alexandre Desplat -- Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio *** (better in context, charming songs) 
443. Yahritza Y Su Esencia -- Obsessed *** 
444. Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard -- Backhand Deals *** 1/2 
445. Lou Reed -- Words And Music, May 1965 *** 
446. Tchotchke -- Tchotchke *** 1/2 
447. Tears For Fears -- The Tipping Point ** 1/2 
448. 


MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES TV MOVIES 

(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV shows -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)


1. Downstairs (1932) ** 
2.  The River (1951) ** 1/2 
3. Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story ** 1/2 
4. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? (2020) *** 1/2 
5. Everything Everywhere All At Once *** 1/2 
6. Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness ** 
7. Petite Maman *** 1/2 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era ** 1/2 
9. Pleasure *** 1/2 
10. Top Gun: Maverick ** 
11. Heartstopper S1 *** 
12. Sherlock Jr. (1924) **** 
13. Absence Of Malice (1981) ** 1/2 
14. The Last Movie Stars (doc on Newman/Woodward) *** 1/2 
15. Buster Keaton -- The Railrodder (1965) ** 
16. The Woman King (at drive-in) ** 1/2 
17. Derry Girls S3 *** (but solid and good ending) 
18. The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power S1 ** 1/2 
19. Anne Of Green Gables (1934) ** 1/2 
20. Tár ** 1/2 (Nina Hoss v good as wife) 
21. Häxan aka The Witches (1922 Swedish film, saw 1968 edited version w live score) ** 1/2 
22. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ** 1/2 
23. The Banshees Of Inisherin ***  (Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan) 
24. Pilgrims (screening of Lithuanian Oscar hopeful) *** 1/2 
25. Apples (Greek drama) *** 1/2 
26. Wendell & Wild ** 1/2 
27. Andor Season One **** 
28. The Menu * 
29. Nope ** 1/2 
30. The Fabelmans ** / 
31. Bones And All ** 1/2 
32. Rothaniel: Jerrod Carmichael *** (great editing)
33. Blank Narcissus (2022 short spoof on Pink Narcissus) ** 1/2 
34. Good Night, Oppy ** 1/2 
35. The Territory *** 1/2 
36. Turning Red *** 1/2 
37. Avatar: The Way Of Water * 1/2 
38. Funny Pages ** 
39. Emily The Criminal *** 1/2 
40. Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues ** 1/2 
41. Benediction ** 
42. Decision To Leave *** 
43. Great Freedom *** 1/2 
44. Apollo 10 1/2 *** 
45. Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio *** 1/2 
46. The U.S. And The Holocaust *** 1/2 
47. Happening *** 1/2 
48. Vengeance ** 
49. Mr. Bachmann and His Class ****  
50. All Quiet On The Western Front (2022) * 1/2 
51. Women Talking *** 
52. Fire Of Love *** 1/2 


THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS
(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)


1. Retrospectrum -- Bob Dylan exhibit of artwork at Frost Museum in Miami at FIU *** 

After two and a half years! After 29 months to be exact, I'm attending live theater for the first time since March of 2020! Hallelujah! 

2. 101 Dalmatians (at Regents Park Open Air) * 1/2 
3. Jack Absolute Flies Again! (At the National w Leslie) *** 
4. The Gunpowder Plot (immersive theater and VR spectacle at Tower of London w John) ** 1/2 
5. King Lear (w Kathryn Hunter as lead at Globe, no guest, had to leave early due to heat, age!) *** 
6. The Southbury Child (starring Alex Jennings) (at Bridge, w Leslie) *** 
7. Tom, Dick and Harry (at Alexandra Palace, w Leslie) ** 1/2 
8. Daniel Kitson (COVID show at Regents Park Open Air 2022 on stage w 101 Dalmatians set) *** 
9. Jack Absolute Flies Again! (at National w Zoe) (better audience) *** 1/2 
10. Patriots (at Almeida 2022 w Zoe) ** 1/2 
11. Life Of Pi (at Wyndham 2022 w Zoe) ** 1/2 (but puppetry and effects **** War Horse level) 
12. Dennis Sever's House tour/performance 2022 (w Zoe) *** 1/2 
13. Punchdrunk: The Burnt City (2022 alone) *** 1/2 
14. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (at Gillian Lynne 2022 w Luis) *** 
15. Back To The Future 2022 in London (w Luis and Leslie) ** 1/2 
16. A Prairie Home Companion Live From Town Hall streaming on 11-26-2022 ** 1/2 
17. A Prairie Home Companion Live from Fox Theatre in St. Louis streaming on 12-15-2022 ** 1/2 
18. Daniel Kitson audio production Shenanigans on CD *** 1/2 
 


Updated as of December 31, 2022 

Monday, December 12, 2022

THE GREATEST HOLIDAY ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

 THE GREATEST HOLIDAY ALBUMS OF ALL TIME


I'm bonkers about Christmas music. Bonkers! I've owned more holiday albums (300+) than most people have in their entire library. I've got playlist galore, because most holiday albums aren't great from start to finish. Heck, you're lucky to find one great new original song or one fresh cover in a new holiday album. And for complicated reasons, more artists are putting out holiday albums than ever before. So DON'T just turn on the radio or tell your home speaker to "play Christmas music!" You'll hear the same obvious songs over and over again. Instead, here are some of the best Christmas albums of all time. They're by a single artist or compilations but you can enjoy them from start to finish. Enjoy! And coming next: playlists for every occasion. 

First, here's a link to my take on 100+ Christmas albums.


THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS ALBUM OF ALL TIME 




ELLA FITZGERALD -- Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas 

No singer is more effortlessly joyful than Ella Fitzgerald. So it's no surprise her holiday album would be a winner. You'll find some religious-themed albums among my Hall of Famers below. But I'm strongly biased towards secular Christmas songs. "What Child Is This?" has its place, but usually not while I'm tootling around town or hosting a party. Ella swings Christmas classics from the jaunty opener "Jingle Bells" (which ends with Ella declaring with glee "I'm just crazy 'bout horses!") to the inevitable closer "White Christmas." It's effervescent and spirit-raising and impeccable from start to finish. A delight. 

NOTE: A CD reissue and some streaming services tack on another three to six tracks, including alternate takes. You may not think it matters much -- and there's nothing wrong with the extra tracks. But no. Stop it after "White Christmas" or turn the album into a playlist and cut off the bonus tracks. It's twelve songs long and works best that way. Trust me!


THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM HALL OF FAME 

Here are eight holidays albums I consider nigh on perfect. You can play them from start to finish without a bum track. I'm a tough grader so when I give these albums four out of four stars, they're a rarity among the hundreds and hundreds of Christmas albums I've listened to over the decades. If you love the artist and/or the genre, you'll probably enjoy these. Enjoy!

All these albums earned a perfect **** out of **** stars. You've got jazzy easy listening with Alpert, a Latin classic with Willie Colon et al, Ella's swinging gem, the nostalgic glow of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Odetta takes us to church, Phil Spector rocks out Christmas songs like no one ever before and the eclectic, left-field delights of Sufjan Stevens range from classic carols to Christmas songs from the future. Something for everyone!

After the Hall of Fame, you'll find another batch of albums that earned *** 1/2 out of **** stars. 


WILLIE COLON, HECTOR LAVOE AND YOMO TORO -- Asalto Navideño (1971/1973)  

ELLA FITZGERALD -- Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas   

VINCE GUARALDI -- A Charlie Brown Christmas   

ODETTA -- Christmas Spirituals (1960)  
                     Christmas Spirituals aka Beautiful Star (1987)  (new recordings of songs from 1960) 

PHIL SPECTOR -- A Christmas Gift For You From Philles Records   

SUFJAN STEVENS -- Songs For Christmas Vol 1-5  



THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM ALL-STARS 

The following 30 or so albums are practically perfect, earning *** 1/2 out of **** stars. They're sensational and very playable, perfect for parties or driving to the mall or while stuck on the highway headed home for the holidays. It's usually nitpicking -- or one too many spiritual songs -- that keep an album from being perfect. Why the bias against religious music? It's about creating a mood -- following "Frosty The Snowman" and "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" with "Oh Holy Night" is jarring. Do one or the other, I say. (Elvis and Sinatra split up their classic albums, with secular on one side and sacred on the other. That's better. Though I prefer to combine their two secular sides into one killer playlist.) Plus, most pop artists simply aren't good with religious songs; they get uptight and serious and dull. That's all. When done right by the likes of Odetta and Harry Belafonte and Emmylou Harris, I love religious-themed albums just as much as the Rudolph-centric ones. These are winners, all. You should be able to search for them on a streamer by artist and/or title or heck, you could always buy them on CD or vinyl. You'll be playing them every year. Enjoy! 


HERB ALPERT -- Christmas Album (1968)   

THE CARPENTERS -- Christmas Portrait ((1978 original version) 

JUDY COLLINS -- Winter Stories (w Jonas Fjeld and Chatham County Line)  

BING CROSBY --  Merry Christmas aka White Christmas (many editions)  
                                 Sings Christmas Songs   

EMMYLOU HARRIS  -- Light Of The Stable  

THE LIVING SISTERS -- Harmony Is Real: Songs For A Happy Holiday  

LOS LOBOS -- Llegó Navidad  

AIMEE MANN -- One More Drifter In The Snow   

WYNTON MARSALIS -- Crescent City Christmas Card  

JOHNNY MATHIS -- Merry Christmas    

WILLIE NELSON -- Pretty Paper  

THE PERSUASIONS -- You're All I Want For Christmas  

LOU RAWLS -- Merry Christmas From Lou Rawls (2009 ep reissue)  
                             Merry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho! (1967)  

MARTIN SEXTON -- Camp Holiday  

SIA -- Everyday Is Christmas

FRANK SINATRA -- Christmas Dreaming (1950 Columbia)  
                                      Christmas Songs By Frank Sinatra (1949 Columbia)  

JIMMY SMITH -- Christmas Cookin' aka Christmas '64  

SUFJAN STEVENS -- Silver & Gold Vol. 6-10 

DYLAN THOMAS -- A Child's Christmas In Wales and other poems  

TRACEY THORN -- Tinsel and Lights   

MARIAN WILLIAMS -- O Holy Night  

GEORGE WINSTON -- December  



VARIOUS ARTISTS

A Big Band Christmas (Columbia, 1988)  

Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas (Verve, 1989)  

Hipster's Holiday (1989)  

I'll Be Home For Christmas: Songs That Won The War  

The Original Soul Christmas (Atlantic, 1968)  

Where Will You Be Christmas Day 

--30-- 

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

ELECTION DAY PLAYLIST

 ELECTION DAY PLAYLIST (on Amazon Music)  


RAY CHARLES -- "America The Beautiful" 

JOHN LENNON --     "Power To The People" 

ARETHA FRANKLIN -- "Think"

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN -- "Wrecking Ball" 

BOB MARLEY -- "One Love/People Get Ready" 

GREEN DAY -- "American Idiot" 

DOLLY PARTON -- "9 to 5" 

MANU CHAO -- "Clandestino" 

PUBLIC ENEMY -- "Fight The Power" 

BRAD PAISLEY -- "American Saturday Night" 

JONI MITCHELL -- "Big Yellow Taxi" 

TRACY CHAPMAN -- "Talkin' Bout A Revolution" 

JOHN MELLENCAMP -- "Small Town" (acoustic) 

THE BEATLES -- "All You Need Is Love"  

LOS LOBOS -- "Will The Wolf Survive?" 

BILLY BRAGG AND WILCO --     "All You Fascists" 

BEYONCÉ -- "Run The World (Girls)" 

NEIL DIAMOND -- "America" 


LONDON CALLING: THEATER, MUSEUMS, PINTS, JAM SANDWICHES BUT NO PADDINGTON

MICHAEL IN LONDON


THEATER 


101 Dalmatians The Musical – at Regent’s Park Open Air * out of ****


Jack Absolute Flies Again at the National (team behind One Man, Two Guvnors) *** 1/2 out of ****


Kathryn Hunter’s last day doing King Lear at the Globe -- had to leave early, but solid


The Southbury Child (Alex Jennings at the Bridge) ***


Tom, Dick and Harry at Alexandra Palace (stage version of the true story behind The Great Escape **


At the Tower of London: immersive event with actors and VR: The Gunpowder Plot w Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame (Draco Malfoy) typecast as  Guy Fawkes **


Patriots at the Almeida (opens in West End next May w Tom Hollander and Will Keen w Lukie Thallon as Abramovich *** (but fades quickly from the mind)


Life Of Pi at the Wyndham ** 1/2 (great puppetry)


Dennis Severs’ House tour *** 1/2


Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City – telling of The Iliad. ***1/2


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe *** (if you are into TLTWATW)

 

Back To The Future in West End ** 1/2 (a tad generous)


Can NOT get ABBA tickets!



MUSEUMS


TATE MODERN -- Beyond Surrealism -- two or three really great pieces in this good exhibit, including a nine meter scroll lots of artists contributed to and a Magritte with a train coming out of a fireplace that was gorgeous and clearly shows his influence on Chris Van Allsburg

TATE BRITAIN --


Walter Sickert career retrospective *** 1/2

Cornelia Parker -- some great showstoppers *** 1/2

Hew Locke: The Procession *** 1/2 (parade down main hallway, fantastic)



HAYWARD  – In The Black Fantastic – first major UK exhibit devoted to artists of the African diaspora. 

Nick Cave (forearms gripping one another floor to ceiling sculpture) called Chain Reaction 

Kara Walker (short using silhouettes etc to do animation) 

Some very good multimedia installations 


ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS – summer exhibition. Bursting with some very cool stuff by young talent. Lots of climate crisis art. 


COURTAULD GALLERY – akin to the Frick. Great permanent collection. First two floors heavy on religious art and rather boring (another entombment, another crucifixion) but third floor has great stuff esp Impressionists Degas Renoir Monet Manet. Lots of good stuff. 


Exhibit was on Edvard Munch. Solid if not revelatory. 


SERPENTINE GALLERY --


Black Chapel ***


Brian Eno installation!!!! *** 1/2

Climate Crisis exhibits -- felt a bit collegiate, actually. Posters slapped on walls, some random bits along the floor. **




MARKETS 


BOROUGH MARKET – great cheeses and olives and the like. (one stall had very good looking cottage pies). Very food oriented. (Afternoon tea at Roast. -- Views better at spill-over area when you walk in rather than main seating area with buildings on all three sides)


SPITALFIELDS MARKET – bad food luck but otherwise another typical street fair w stalls of stuff ranging from nice to junk. 


PORTOBELLO ROAD MARKET – huge and sprawling but mostly junk. Like a NYC street fair. Wildly overpriced books at the main book stall. 


COAL DROPS YARD – outdoor mall w very upscale fashion stores, some stalls, and events all around, w people sunning themselves, picnicking etc. Lovely canal nearby with barges on them, including Word On The Water - a barge bookstore. 




FOOD 



THE ROAST– had afternoon tea about 35 pounds each. Fine. But view of market and streets was actually preferable on the side when you enter rather than the main dining area, which is closed in by buildings so the view is less good. 


NEAL'S YARD DAIRY – bought some cheese at an offshoot of Neal’s Yard Dairy, a major purveyor of cheeses. Delicious.


MIDDLE EASTERN CART OUTSIDE NATIONAL THEATRE – Yummy hummus and fried cheese (Halloumi) 


OTTOLENGHI near Almeida – great meal w broccoli, figs and cheese the best but all good. Dessert were cookies and a flourless muffin like dessert w chocolate ganache. Very moist. Got more cookies at another Ottolenghi two days later. 


THE LAMB — proper pub. Went at 6, so not busy yet. Before a show. Solid food and beer but mostly just felt like a real local w pub food done well. Waiter very charming. 


GOLDEN UNION – sustainable delicious fish and chips. Looks like a chain and certainly not fish and chips in a rolled up newspaper but very tasty. Waiter very fun, insisted if we wanted REAL fish and chips we needed to go three hours away to a seaside town and go out on the pier and get fish and chips in a rolled up newspaper. Wearing ring of Molljnir (Thor's Hammer).


THE ENGLISH – another pub, this one near Dennis Severs House. Food was actually a titch pricier and fancier than pub food. Tomato soup was great. Cheese toasties had a fancy name and also very taste. Risotto was good. Perhaps not pub enough or posh enough but was good. 


ST. JOHN BREAD AND WINE – wanted to go to dinner there, very hearty traditional English fare but they had a party of 30 coming and couldn't accommodate. But came back to get fresh madeleines to go, which takes at least 15 minutes because always made fresh. Had a drink at tiny bar (which is an uncomfortable height)and waited and chatted with friendly staff then watched an giant roast pig come out for big party and was carved up in front of all. So, not a place for vegetarians. The madeleines were warm and wonderful. 


FISH! around Borough Market -- fine fish and chips


SOHO HOUSE -- on 40 Greek Street. Mac n cheese comfort food. Too much!


JOHN LEWIS --



BARS


Duke Of Wellington


Old Comptons





SITES/STUFF  

ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL – did the whole shebang including tour of the Triforium. Turned out to be the “attic” where lots of storage and restoration takes place, along with working offices. Guide was nice if not gripping. Lots of things we walked by went unexplained and I expected more views down into St. Paul’s interior but the walkways up high are very narrow so you get near an interior view. Highlight was The Great Model, a room housing the model Christopher Wren of what he wanted to build. Huge and impressive and rejected. As a bonus, you’re a third way up to the top so after tour you just keep walking up to get to walkway and exterior of dome w great views. (Mostly obstructed so taking a photo means risking you drop it if you want to avoid being blocked by a bar or the like when snapping.) Then back down and wandered around interior for a while and then crypts. (Filled with elaborate monuments and plaques to this and that General and poets and a man who died “gloriously” in battle and so on. Then in one corner you have just the head of the explorer and a card that says simply “Lawrence of Arabia.” Mic drop. Puts the others to shame. In church itself its VERY tricky to see Adam and Eve mosaics discussed in tour; had to ask and wouldnt recognize if hadnt been on tour but just at center of church as it turns into Victorian gaudiness you stand on left side of main aisle headed to altar right by major column and peer up about two-thirds to spot Eve and even harder to do the same for Adam on the other side. 


ORIGINAL SITE CHRIST’S HOSPITAL/GREYFRIARS GARDEN/POSTMANS PARK/MEMORIAL TO HEROIC SACRIFICE/ST. MARY-LE-BOW CHURCH – Wandered around after St. Paul’s. Saw the original site of Christ’s Hospital marked by an ok sculpture of kids but now contains what looks like the bombed out remains of a church and a very curious but lovely wild garden may be called Greyfriar’s Garden. 


Then wander a few blocks to Postman’s Park, a pocket park people sat n having lunch on break. At one side along a wall is the odd Memorial To Heroic Sacrifice. Just an open wooden structure with a roof over a wall area  containing tiles, each one commemorating an ordinary everyday person who lost their lives saving or trying to save someone else from drowning, fire and the like. Finally went to St. Mary-le-Bow Church which I thought contained a memorial to journalists who died during WW II but couldn’t spot it. (I was looking for St Bride’s Church but got to the wrong one.) It does have a memorial to Norwegians in the Resistance, an underground cafe and an underground area of worship. If you’re born/live within the sound of the Bow Bells, you’re a Cockney. Also built by Wren. The Bells long used by the BBC radio to intro news. 



ROYAL ALBERT HALL TOUR -- Jonquil, tour guide whose first show at Royal Albert Hall was Siouxsie and the Banshees! Fun.


WORDS ON THE WATER --  a barge bookstore which I kept calling Books On The Boat. In "little Venice." 


THE SHARD -- better than the Eye? Yes!


DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR


TRAFALGAR SQUARE/ WORLD'S SMALLEST POLICE STATION/FORMER PRISONER HOLDING CELL -- w ice cream sundae being dismantled; found world's smallest police station, prob remnant of jail cell name-checked in Aubrey/Maturin novels


ADMIRALTY ARCH -- tried to find nose but construction blocking it off



Monday, May 02, 2022

MOVIES -- Everything: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Updated December 31, 2022
Thru #6, 2023

Movies – Everything. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Not comprehensive, but as complete as possible.
Ratings on a four star scale 




Abbott and Costello Go To Mars *
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein ** ½
About A Boy **
About Adam * ½
About Elly (2009) *** 1/2 
About Endlessness **** 
About Last Night… ** ½
About Schmidt **
Absence Of Malice (1981) ** 1/2 
The Absent-Minded Professor **
The Abyss ** ½
Las Acacias ***
The Accidental Tourist ** ½
The Accused (1988) **
Ace In The Hole aka The Big Carnival ****
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ** 1/2
Acne **
The Act Of Killing *** ½
Adam’s Rib ****
Adaptation **
The Addams Family * 1/2
The Adjuster ***
Adventureland ***
The Adventures In Babysitting ** ½
The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen ***
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension *** 1/2
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1939) ** ½
Adventures Of Jane Arden (1939) *
The Adventures Of Prince Achmed *** ½
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert ** 1/2
The Adventures Of Robin Hood ****
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes *** 1/2
The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother * ½
The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn **
Advise And Consent (1962) ***\
Aferim! (2016) *** ½
The Affair Of The Necklace *
An Affair To Remember **
The African Queen *** 1/2
After Hours ***
Aftershock * ½
Against All Odds **
Agent Cody Banks **
The Age of Innocence ***/ 
Agnes Of God ** 1/2
The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector **
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence ** 1/2
Air Force One **
Airplane! **** 
Airplane II: The Sequel **
Airport ***
Aladdin **** 
Alamar *** 1/2
The Alamo (1960) ***
Albert Nobbs ***
Alexander Nevsky *** ½
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker *
Alfie (1966) ***
Alfie (2004) * ½
Ali ** ½ 
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul *** 1/2 
Alice * 1/2
Alice Adams ***
Alice In Wonderland (2010) ** ½
Alice’s Restaurant * 1/2
Alien *** ½
Alien Resurrection **
Aliens *** ½
Alien3 * ½
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974) *** 1/2
All About Eve ****
All About My Mother *** ½
Allegheny Uprising (1939) ***
Allied (2016) (great birth scene) *
All Is Lost (2013) ***/
All of Me *** 1/2
All or Nothing ***
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930 sound version) *** 
All Quiet On The Western Front (2022) * 1/2 
All That Heaven Allows *** 1/2
All The King's Men (1949) ** 1/2 
All the President's Men **** 
All The Right Moves ** 1/2
All Through The Night (1942) ** ½
Almost Famous ***
Alvin and the Chipmunks *
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel * ½
Always (1989) **
Amadeus ****
Amarcord *** ½
Amateur **
Amazing Grace (2018 doc shot in 1972) **** 
Amazing Grace (at BRIC w Noam) **** 
The Amazing Spiderman (2012) ** 1/2
Amelia *
Amelie ***
The American **
American Animals (2018) *** ½
American Beauty ** 
American Dharma * 
American Dreamz * 1/2 
American Factory *** 1/2 
American Gangster ** 1/2
American Gigolo **
American Graffiti ***
American Heart ** ½
American History X ** ½
American Honey (2016) *** ½
American Hustle (2013) **
An American In Paris ** 1/2
American Pie * ½
The American President **
American Psycho ** ½
An American Tail ** ½
American Teacher ***
American Teen docu **
An American Werewolf In London ** ½
America’s Sweethearts * 1/2
Amigo **
Amistad ** 
Ammonite *** 1/2 
Amour *** ½
Amy **
Anastasia (1956) ***
Anastasia (1997) **
Anatomy Of A Murder *** 1/2
Anchors Aweigh **
And Now For Something Completely Different ***
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever **
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) ***
Angel Heart **
Angels & Demons **
Angels and Insects ***
Angels In The Outfield (1951) **
The Angels’ Share (2013) ***
Angels With Dirty Faces ***
Animal Crackers ***
Animal Kingdom ***
Anita O'Day: The Story of a Jazz Singer ** ½
Anna And The Apocalypse (2018) ** ½   
Anna Karenina (2012) **
Anne Of Green Gables (1934) ** 1/2 
Annie **
Annie Get Your Gun ** 1/2
Annie Hall *** ½
Annihilation (2018) **
Anomalisa (2015) ** ½
Anti-Christ *
Another Country *** ½ 
Another Round *** 1/2 
Another Thin Man (1939) *** \ 
Another Woman ***
Another Year *** ½
Ant-man (2015) ** ½
Ant-man and the Wasp (2018) ** ½
Anton Chekhov's The Duel ***
Antwone Fisher **
Antz **
Any Given Sunday **
Aparajito *** 1/2
The Apartment ****
Apartment Zero ***
Apocalypse Now *** ½
Apocalypto *** 
Apollo 11 (doc) ***/ 
Apollo 10 1/2 *** 
Apollo 13 *** 1/2
The Apostle *** 1/2
Appaloosa ** ½
The Apple Dumpling Gang * ½
Apples (Greek drama) *** 1/2 
Apt Pupil ** 
Aquarela (cinematography, editing) *** 1/2 
L'Argent (1983) ** 1/2 
Argo ***
Arirang zero stars
The Aristocrats ***
Armadillo ** 1/2
Armageddon * 1/2
Armored Car Robbery (1950) ** 1/2
The Army Of Crime **
Army of Shadows ***
Around The World In Eighty Days (1956) *
The Arrival (2016) ** ½
Arsenic and Old Lace ***
Arthur ****
Arthur Christmas *** ½
Arthur Miller: Writer (2017) *
The Artist *** 
As Good As It Gets **
Ashes and Diamonds (1958) ****
Ashes Of Time Redux **
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) ***
The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford ****
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) ** 1/2
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) **
As Tears Go By *** ½
Asylum (2005) * 1/2 
L’Atalante **** 
Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner *** 1/2
At Close Range ***
Atlantic City (1980) *** 
Atlantics / Atlantique ** 1/2 
Atonement ** 1/2 
Attack The Block *** 
Attenberg *** ½
At The Circus (1939) *
Auntie Mame ***
Au Hasard  Balthazar (1966) **
Au Revoir Les Enfants ****
Aurora * 1/2
Austin Powers In Goldmember * ½
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery ***
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me ** 1/2
Australia **
Avatar * 
Avatar: The Way Of Water * 1/2 
The Avengers (2012) ** ½
Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) * ½
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ** 
Avengers: Endgame ** 
The Aviator **
Awakenings **
The Awful Truth (1937) *** 1/2
Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest *** ½
The Babadook (2014) ** ½
The Babe **
Babe ****
Babel **
Babe: Pig in the City *** 1/2
Babes In Arms **
Babette’s Feast *** ½
Baby Boom **
Baby Driver (2017) ** (but soundtrack *** ½ )
Bachelor Mother ***
Bachelor Party ***
Backbeat ***
Back to School ***
Back to the Future *** 1/2  
Back to the Future II ** ½
Back to the Future III ** ½
Bad Boys **
Bad Day At Black Rock ** ½
Bad Education ** ½
Bad Influence ***
Badlands *** ½
Bad Little Angel (1939) * ½ 
Bad Luck Banging, or Loony Porn ** 1/2 
Bad Lucky Goat ***/ 
The Bad News Bears ***
The Bad Seed ** 1/2
Bagdad Café ***
Balalaika (1939) ** ½
The Ballad Of Little Jo ***
The Ballad Of Rambling Jack **
Ballast *** ½
Ball Of Fire **
Bambi ****
Bamboozled ** ½
Bananas ** ½
Band Of Outsiders (1964) *** 1/2
Bandslam ***
The Band’s Visit *** 1/2
The Band Wagon (1953) ***
The Bang Bang Club **
The Banishment *** ½ (most hated it though)
The Bank Dick *** ½
The Banshees Of Inisherin *** 
Baraka **
The Barbarian Invasions ***
The Barber Of Birmingham: Foot Soldier Of The Civil Rights Movement (short) * 1/2
Barbershop ***
Barcelona ***
Barefoot In The Park ** 1/2
Barfly (1987) *** 
Barry Lyndon ***
Barton Fink ***
Basic Instinct **
The Basketball Diaries ** 1/2
Batman (1989) ** ½
Batman & Robin *
Batman Forever * ½
Batman Returns **
Batman: The Movie (1966) * 1/2
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes *
Battle: Los Angeles ** 1/2
The Battle of Algiers *** ½ 
The Battle Of Midway (1942 short film doc by John Ford) * 1/2 
Battle Of The Sexes (2017) **
Battleship **
Battleship Potemkin ****
Bay Of Angels **
Becoming Jane ** 1/2
The Beaches Of Agnes *
Bean ** 
Beanpole *** 1/2 
Beasts Of The Southern Wild ***
The Beatles: Get Back **** 
The Beat That My Heart Skipped ***
Beautiful Boy (2018) ** ½ 
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood ** 
A Beautiful Mind **
Beautiful Thing ***
Beau Geste (1939) ***
Beau Travail ** 1/2
Beauty and the Beast (1991) ****
The Beauty Queen Of Kabul *
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America ***
Becket ***
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) *
Bed of Roses *** 1/2
The Bedroom Window * 
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? *** 1/2 
Beetle Juice **
Before Night Falls ***
Before Sunrise ** ½
Before Sunset **
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead **
Before The Rain ***
Before Tomorrow (Inuit film) **
Beggars Of Life (1928) *** ½
Begging Naked **
Beginners ** 1/2
The Beguiled **
Being John Malkovich ***
Being There ****
Belfast **
The Believer ***
Belle Epine **
Belle Epoque ** 
La Belle Et La Bete *** 1/2 
The Belles Of St. Trinian’s *** 
The Bells Of St. Marys ** 1/2 
Beloved **
Benda Bilili! ***
Bend It Like Beckham ***
Bend Of The River *** 1/2
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes * 1/2
Benediction ** 
Ben-Hur (1959) ***
Benji ** 1/2
Benny & Joon ** 1/2
Bent **
Best Friends ***
Best In Show ***
The Best Intentions *** 1/2
The Best Of Times ***
The Best of Youth ****
The Best Years Of Our Lives *** 1/2
Betsy’s Wedding ***
Better Off Dead ** 1/2
Beverly Hills Cop ***
Beverly Hills Cop II * 1/2
Bewitched *
Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls ** ½  
Beyond Zero: 1914 – 1918 (2014 Bill Morrison short, 39m) *** ½
Bicycle Thieves ****
Big *** 1/2
The Big Chill *** 1/2 
The Big Country ***
Big Daddy **
The Big Easy ***
Bigger Than Life (1956) **
A Big Hand For The Little Lady ** ½
The Big Heat (1953) *** ½ (great Glenn Ford)
Big Hero 6 (2014) ** ½
The Big Knife (1955) **
The Big Lebowski  *** 1/2 
Big Night *** 1/2
The Big Red One ***
The Big Short (2015) ** ½
The Big Sleep ****
Big Top Pee-wee ** 1/2 
Big Wednesday (1978) * 1/2 
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey **
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure *** 1/2 
Bill & Ted Face The Music ** 
Billion Dollar Brain ** 1/2
A Bill Of Divorcement (1932) ** 1/2
Billy Elliot ***
Billy Jack ** 1/2 
Billy Liar ** 1/2
Billy The Kid (2007 docu) ***
Biloxi Blues *** ½
The Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars & Motor Kings ***
Bird **
The Birdcage * 1/2
Birdemic: Shock And Terror * or do I mean ****?
Birdman (2014) *
Birdman Of Alcatraz ** 1/2
The Birds *** 
Birds of Passage *** 1/2 
Birdy ***
Birthday Girl **
The Birth Of A Nation * racist doesn’t even begin to describe its perversity/*** ½ for technical achievement
The Bishop Misbehaves (1935) **
The Bishop’s Wife *
Bitch Slap *
Biutiful ***
Black Book ***
Black Cat, White Cat **
Black Hawk Down **
BlacKKKlansman (2018) *** 
Blackmail (1939) ** 1/2 
Black Moon Rising no stars
Black Narcissus ***
Black Panther (2018) **
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ** 1/2 
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 *** (esp Angela Davis soliloquy) 
The Black Stallion *** 1/2
Black Swan ** 1/2
Black Widow (1987) * 1/2 
Black Widow (2021) ** 1/2 
Blade Runner (1982) ****
Blade Runner: 2049 (2017) ***
The Blair Witch Project **
Blame *
Blame It On Rio no stars
Blank Narcissus (2022 short film spoof of Pink Narcissus) ** 1/2 
Blast of Silence (1961) ** ½
Blazing Saddles ** 1/2
Blessed Events ** 1/2 
Blinded By The Light ** 
The Blind Side **
Blithe Spirit (1945) **
Blockers (2018) ***
Blood On The Moon ** 1/2
Blood Simple *** 1/2
Bloody Sunday *** 1/2
Blow **
Blowup ** 1/2
Blue aka Three Colors: Blue (1993, Kiezlowski) ***
Bluebeard (2010) *** 1/2
The Blue Dahlia ** ½
Blue Jasmine (2013) ** ½
The Blue Lagoon *
Blue Ruin (2014) *** 
The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins *** 1/2 
The Blues Brothers ** 1/2
Blue Skies **
Blue Valentine *** 1/2
Blue Velvet *** ½
Boarding Gate *
Bobby ** 1/2 
Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back aka Dont Look Back ****
Bob Roberts ** 1/2 
Bo Burnham: Inside *** 1/2 
Bodies, Rest & Motion **
Body Double **
The Bodyguard * 1/2
Body Heat ***
Bolt ***
Bombay Beach *** 1/2
Bombshell (1933) *** ½
Bones And All ** 1/2 
Bonnie and Clyde ****
Bonsai **
Boogie Nights *** 1/2
The Book Of Eli **
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 * 
BookSmart ** 1/2 
The Book Thief (2013) **
Boomerang! (1947) ** ½
Boom Town ***
Borat *** 
Border (2018) ***/ 
Border Incident ** 1/2
Born Free ** 1/2
Born Into Brothels **
Born on the Fourth of July ***1/2
Born Yesterday (1950) ***
The Boss Of It All **
Bottle Rocket ***
Bound ***
The Bourne Identity *** 1/2
The Bourne Supremacy *** 1/2
The Bourne Ultimatum ***
Bowfinger **
Bowling For Columbine ***
Boxing Gym ** 1/2
Boy A ***
The Boy From Medellin ** 1/2 
Boys Don't Cry *** 1/2
Boys Life 6 ** (Bugcrush short ***)
Boys Life 7 shorts * 1/2 
Boys State ***/ 
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story ** 1/2
Boys Town ***
The Boy Who Could Fly ***
Boyz N the Hood ***
B.P.M. (2017) *** ½
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) * 1/2
A Brand New Life ***
Brassed Off ** 1/2
Braveheart **
Brazil *** 1/2
Breach * 1/2
Bread and Roses **
The Breadwinner (2017) ***/
Breakfast At Tiffany’s ** 1/2
The Breakfast Club ***
Breaking and Entering **
Breaking Away *** 1/2
Breaking the Waves *** 1/2
Breathless (1960) *** ½
Breathless (1983) * 1/2
Brick *** 1/2
The Bride Of Frankenstein ****
Brideshead Revisited (1981 miniseries) *** 1/2
Brideshead Revisited (2008 remake) **
Bridge Of Spies (2015) **
The Bridge On The River Kwai *** 1/2
The Bridges Of Madison County ***
Bridget Jones’s Diary ** ½
Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason * 1/2
Bridge To Terabithia ** ½
Brief Encounter (1945) *** 1/2 
Brigadoon **
Bright Lights, Big City **
Brighton Beach Memoirs **
Brighton Rock **
Bright Star **
Bright Young Things * ½
Brigsby Bear (2017) **
Bringing Out The Dead **
Bringing Up Baby ***
Bring On The Night ***
Broadcast News *** 1/2
Broadway Danny Rose ***
Brokeback Mountain *** 1/2
Broken Arrow (1950) ** 1/2
Broken Arrow (1996) * 1/2
Broken Embraces **
Broken Flowers ** 1/2
The Broken-Hearts Club, A Romantic Comedy **
Bronson * 1/2
A Bronx Tale ** ½
Brooklyn (2015) ***\
Brother Bear **
The Brother From Another Planet **
Brotherhood Of The Wolf *
Brothers (w Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal) **
Brothers Keeper *** 1/2
The Brothers McMullen *
The Brown Bunny *
Bruno no stars
Brute Force (1947) *** 1/2
The Brylcreem Boys * ½
The B-Side (2017) ***
B13 ***
The Bubble ** ½
Buck Privates **
Buena Vista Social Club ***
Buffalo 66 **
Bug (2007) **
A Bug's Life ***
Bugsy ***
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Service (1939) * 
Bulldog Drummond's New Bride (1939) * 
Bull Durham *** 1/2
Bulletproof Heart ***
Bullets Over Broadway ***
Bully **
Bulworth ** 1/2
Buried * ½
Burning (2018) ** ½
Burnt by the Sun ***
Burnt By the Sun 2: Eclipse *
Buster **
Buster Keaton -- The Railrodder (1965) ** 
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid *** 1/2
The Butcher Boy ** 1/2
The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman ** 1/2
Butterfly (1999) *** 
By The Grace Of God (Ozon) ** 
Cabaret *** 1/2
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (1920) ***
The Cable Guy **
Cache **
Caddyshack ** 1/2
Cadillac Records ** ½
Café Au Lait ** 1/2
The Caine Mutiny ***
Cairo Station (1958) *** ½
Calamity Jane ** 1/2
Calling Dr. Kildare ** ½
Call Me By Your Name (2017) ** ½  
Call Northside 777 ***
The Call Of The Wild (1935) ** 1/2
The Cameraman ***
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff **
Cameraperson (2016) ** ½
Camp **
The Candidate ***
The Cannonball Run *
Can’t Buy Me Love ** ½
The Canterville Ghost ** 1/2
Can’t Hardly Wait ***
Canvas **
Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018) **
Cape Fear (1962) ***
Cape Fear (1991) **
Capernaum (2018) *** ½
Capitalism: A Love Story ** 1/2
Capote *** ½
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) ** ½
Captain America: Civil War (2018) **
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) *** 
Captain and the Kidds: Mama's New Hat (1939 cartoon) * 1/2 
Captain Blood *** 1/2
Captain Fury ** ½ 
Captain Marvel ** 
Captain Phillips (2013) ***
Captains Courageous ***
Capturing the Friedmans *** ½
Carancho ***
Caravaggio ***
Carlos *** maybe *** 1/2
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business **
Carnage  ** 1/2
Carnal Knowledge *** 1/2
Caro Diario ***
Carol (2015) ** ½
Carrie (1976) **
Carrington **
Cars ** 1/2
Car Wash **
Casablanca **** 
La Casa Muda * 
Casque D’Or *** 1/2
Cassandra's Dream no stars
Casualties of War ***
Casino **
Casino Jack **
Casino Royale (2006) ***
Cassandra’s Dream *
Casualties Of War  ** ½
Cast Away ***
The Cat and the Canary (1939) * ½
Cat Ballou ** 1/2
Catch Me If You Can *** 1/2
Catch-22 **
Catfish ** ½
The Cat In The Hat no stars
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof ***
Cat People ** 1/2
Cats & Dogs * 1/2
Cat’s Eye no stars
Catwoman *
Cavalcade (1933) ** 1/2 
The Cave (Syrian doc on docs) ** 1/2 
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams *** 1/2
Cecil B. Demented **
The Celebration ***
Celebrity **
The Cell ** 1/2
The Celluloid Closet ***
Central Station ** 1/2 
La Ceremonie ** 
Certified Copy **
Chacun Son Cinema ***
Chain Reaction (1996) *
Chains (1949) ***
The Champ (1931)
Changeling/The Exchange (at Cannes) ** 
Les Chanson D’Amour ** ½ 
Chaplin **
Charade ***
The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936) ** 1/2
Chariots of Fire *** 1/2
Charley’s Big-Hearted Aunt no stars
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory *
Charlie Bartlett **
Charlie Chan At Treasure Island ** 1/2
Charlie Chan in City In Darkness ***
Charlie Chan in Honolulu **
Charlie Chan In Reno **
Charlie’s Angels **
Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle *
Charlie Wilson's War ***
Charlotte Gray **
Charlotte’s Web (1973) **
Charlotte’s Web (2006) **
The Chaser * 1/2
Chasing Amy **
Chasing Ice (2013) **
Che ** 1/2
Cheaper By The Dozen (1950) ***
Chelsea Walls ** 
Chernobyl (HBO miniseries) *** 1/2 
The Cheyenne Social Club **
Chicago ***
Chicken Little **
Chicken Run ***
The Child *** 1/2
Children Of A Lesser God ***
Children Of Heaven ***
Children Of Men ** ½
Children Of Paradise ****
Children Of The Corn *
Chimes At Midnight (1965) ***
Chimpanzee ** 1/2
Chinatown ****
Chi-raq (2015) * ½
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang *
Chocolat (2000) ** 1/2
The Chocolate War ** 1/2
Chopper ***
Chop Shop *** 
Les Choristes ** 
A Chorus Line **
Chris and Don: A Love Story ***
Christine ** 1/2 
A Christmas Carol (1938 w Reginald Owen) ** 1/2 
A Christmas Carol (1939 radio play w Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and Orson Welles) *** 
A Christmas Carol aka Scrooge (1951) ****
A Christmas Carol 3-D (2009) **
Christmas In Connecticut **
Christmas In July ***
A Christmas Story ***
A Christmas Tale **
Chronicle ***
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian * 1/2
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe **
Chuck & Buck *** 1/2 
Chunhyang ***
The Cider House Rules ***
The Cincinnati Kid **
Cinderella (1950) **
Cinderella (1957 TV w Julie Andrews) ***
Cinema Paradiso **
The Circle ***
Circle Of Friends **
Circo ***
The Circus 
Citizenfour *** 1/2 
Citizen Kane ****
Citizen Ruth *** 
Citizen's Band aka Handle With Care 
The City (1939) doc short **
City By The Sea ** 
City Hall (Wiseman doc) *** 1/2 
City Lights **** 
City of God ***
City of Hope *** ½
The City Of Lost Children **
City Slickers ** 1/2
Clara’s Heart *
Clash Of The Titans (1981) * 1/2
Clash Of The Titans (2010) no stars
Class (1983) * 1/2
The Class/Entre Les Murs ****
Clean **
Clean and Sober **
Clear and Present Danger **
Clerks **
The Client **
Client 9: The Rise and Fall Of Elliot Spitzer ***
Cloak & Dagger **
The Clock (1945) ***
Clockers ** 1/2
Clockstoppers **
A Clockwork Orange *** 1/2
Close Encounters of the Third Kind **** 
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) live score w NY Philharmonic *** 1/2 
Closer **
The Closet **
The Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) ** ½
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3-D ***
Cloverfield **
Clue *
Clueless *** ½
C'mon C'mon ** 1/2 
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980) ***
Coast Guard (1939) *
Cobb **
Cocktail * ½
Coco (2017) ** ½
The Cocoanuts ** 1/2
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky * 1/2
Cocoon ** 1/2 
CODA ** 
Code Name: The Cleaner no stars 
Code Of The Secret Service (1939) *
Coffy ** ½
Cold Comfort Farm ** 1/2
Cold Mountain ** ½
Cold War (2018) ***/
Cold Weather **
Cole **
Collateral *** 
Collective *** 1/2 
College (1927) **
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day ***
The Color Of Money ** 1/2
The Color Purple ** 1/2
Colors ** ½
A Colt Is My Passport (1967) *** ½
Columbus (2017) ***/ 
Comanche Station ***
Come Early Morning ***
Coming To America ** 1/2 
The Commitments ***
Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt ***
The Company **
The Company Of Wolves ** ½
Computer Chess (2013) ** ½
Con Air **
Conan The Barbarian (1982) ** ½
Conan The Barbarian (2011) no stars
Conan The Destroyer **
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind ** ½
Confessions Of A Nazi Spy (1939) **
The Conformist *** ½
The Conquest/La Conquete ** 1/2
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes * ½
Conspiracy (1939) * 1/2
The Constant Gardener ***
Contact **
Contagion **
Continental Divide **
Contraband (1940) ***
Control ***
The Conversation ****
Conviction **
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover ***
The Cooler **
Cool Hand Luke *** 1/2
Coraline ***
Le Corbeau (1943) ** ½
Corpus Christi (2020) *** 1/2 
Corrina, Corrina, **
The Cotton Club ***
Countdown To Zero ** 1/2
The Counterfeiters ***
The Count Of Monte Cristo (1934) ** 1/2
The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002) ** 
Country Music (Ken Burns doc) *** 
Country Strong **
The Country Teacher ***
Courageous Daughters (1939) **
Courage Under Fire **
The Courtship Of Andy Hardy (1942) *
Cousins ** ½ (1989)
The Cove ***
CQ **
Cradle Will Rock ** 1/2
The Cranes Are Flying ****
Crash (1997) *** 1/2
Crash (2004) ** 
Crawl ** 
The Crazies (2010) ***
Crazy Heart ** ½
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) * ½
Creed (2015) * ½
The Crime Of Monsieur Lange (1936) ***
Crimes and Misdemeanors *** ½
Crimes Of The Heart **
Crimson Tide ** 
Crip Camp *** 1/2 
Crocodile Dundee ** 1/2
Cronos ** 1/2
Crooklyn ** 1/2
Cross Creek ***
Crossfire (1947) ** ½
Crossing Delancey ** 1/2
The Crossing Guard **
Crossroads (1986) **
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon ****
Croupier ***
The Crowd (1928) ****
The Crucible (1996) *** 1/2
Crude ***
Cruel Gun Story (1964) ***
Cruel Intentions *
Crumb *** 1/2
Cry-Baby ***
The Crying Game ***
A Cry in the Dark ***
CSA: Confederate States Of America ***
Cuatro Corazones (1939) ** ½
Cube ** 1/2
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button ** 
The Current War: Director's Cut (at Lincoln Square w TJ) ** 
The Curse Of The Golden Flower **
The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion no stars
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Cyrus ** 1/2
Daddy Day Care * ½
Dallas Buyers Club (2013) * ½
Damage * 1/2
Dancer In The Dark ** 1/2
The Dancer Upstairs ***
Dances With Wolves ***
Dance With A Stranger *** 1/2
Dancing At Lughnasa **
Dancing Co-Ed (1939) * 1/2
Dangerous Liaisons *** 1/2
The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys **
A Dangerous Method *
Daniel Y Ana ** ½
The Danish Girl (2015) ** ½
Danton (1983) ****
Daredevil *
The Darjeeling Limited ***
Dark City (1998) **
The Dark Crystal ** ½
Darkest Hour (2017) **
Dark Eyes ***
The Dark Knight ** 1/2
The Dark Knight Rises ** 
Dark Magic (1939 short w Robert Benchley) * 1/2 
Darkman **
Dark Passage ***
Dark Streets *
Dark Victory (1939) **
Das Boot ****
Date Night **
Dave ***
Dave Chappelle’s Block Party ** 1/2
David Copperfield *** 1/2
The Da Vinci Code *
Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier ** 1/2
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates ** 
Dawn Of The Dead (1978) *** 
Dawn Of The Dead (2004) ** ½
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) *** 1/2  
Dawson City: Frozen Time *** 
The Day After Tomorrow * 1/2
A Day At The Races ***
Daybreak aka Le Jour Se Leve (1939) ***
Daybreakers **
Day for Night ***
Daylight ** 
The Day Of Rest (1939) Robert Benchley short * 
Day Of Wrath (1943) *** 1/2
Days of Being Wild *** 1/2
Days Of Darkness ** ½
Days Of Glory ***
Days of Heaven *** 1/2
Days Of Thunder * 1/2
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) ** 1/2
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) * 1/2
The Daytrippers **
Day Zero *
Dazed and Confused ****
The Dead ****
Dead Again **
Dead End
Dead Man Walking ***
Dead Poets Society ***
Deadpool (2016) ** ½
Deadpool 2 (2018) **
Dead Presidents ** 1/2
Dead Ringers ** 1/2
The Dead Zone *** 
Dear Comrades! ***
Dear John no stars
Dear White People (2014) ***
Death in Venice ** 1/2
The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu ***
Death On The Nile (1978) * 1/2  
Death Proof ***
Death Race 2000 **
Deathtrap **
Decasia: The State of Decay *** 1/2
Decision To Leave *** 
The Decline Of The American Empire *** ½
Deconstructing Harry **
The Deep Blue Sea (2011) *** 1/2
The Deep End (2001) ** 1/2
Deep Impact * 1/2
Deep Water ***
The Deer Hunter ***
Defending Your Life ** 1/2
Defiance **
Déjà Vu (2006) ** 
Dekalog **** 
Delicatessen ***
Delirious **
De-Lovely *
Demetrius and the Gladiators *
Demonlover no stars
The Departed ** 1/2
Departures ***
The Descendants **
Desert Hearts **
The Designated Mourner **
Desk Set ** ½
Desperado ***
Desperately Seeking Susan ** 1/2
Despicable Me * 1/2
Destry Rides Again ***
The Detective aka Father Brown (1954) ***\
Detour ***
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo no stars
The Devil At 4 O’Clock **
Devil in a Blue Dress *** 1/2
The Devil’s Backbone ** 1/2
Devils on the Doorstep *** ½
The Devil’s Playground ** 1/2
The Devil Wears Prada **
Dial M For Murder in 3-D **
Diamonds Are Forever ***
Diary Of A Country Priest (1951) *** ½
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) *** ½
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid * 1/2
Dick ** 1/2 
Dick Johnson Is Dead *** 1/2 
Dick Tracy ***
Die Another Day ** 1/2
Die Hard ***
Die Hard 2: Die Harder * 1/2
Die Hard With A Vengeance **
Different For Girls ***
Dimanche/Sunday (short) ***
Diner *** 1/2
The Dinner Game ** 
La Diosa Arrodillado aka The Kneeling Goddess (1947; dir Roberto Gavaldón) ** 1/2
Dirty Dancing **
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights *
The Dirty Dozen ** 1/2
Dirty Harry ***
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry ***
Dirty Pretty Things ***
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels *** 1/2
A Dirty Shame ** 
The Disciple *** 1/2 
Disclosure **
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie ***
Distant ***
Distant Voices, Still Lives **** 
District B13 ***
District 9 ***
Disturbia **
Divided We Fall ***
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly *** ½
Django Unchained *** 1/2
D.O.A. (1950) ***
D.O.A. (1981) * 1/2
The Doctor **
Doctor Dolittle (1967) * 
Doctor Sleep ** 
Doctor Strange in The Multiverse Of Madness ** 
Doctor Zhivago **
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story *
Dodge City ***
Dodsworth ***
Dog Day Afternoon *** ½
Dogfight *** 1/2
Dogtooth ***
Dogtown and Z-Boys ***
Dogville *** 1/2 
La Dolce Vita *** 1/2 
Dolores Claiborne **
Don Juan DeMarco ***
Donnie Brasco ** 1/2
Donnie Darko **** 
Donovan’s Reef **
Don’t Come Knocking **
Dont Look Back aka Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back ****
Don’t Look Now ** 1/2
The Door In The Floor ** 1/2
The Doors **
Dope (2015) ** ½
Dorian Gray (2009) *
Do the Right Thing **** 
Double Indemnity ****
The Double Life Of Veronique ****
Doubt *
Down and Out In Beverly Hills **
Down By Law ** 1/2
Downfall ***
Down In The Valley **
Downsizing (2017) ** ½ 
Downstairs (1932) ** 
Downton Abbey **  
Downton Abbey: A New Era ** 1/2 
Down With Love **
Dracula (1931) ***
Dracula (1931 w live Philip Glass score) *** ½
Drag Me To Hell ***
Dragnet **
Dragonball: Evolution *
Dragon Seed **
Dragonslayer ** 1/2
Dragon Wars no stars
The Dreamers (2003) **
Dreamgirls ***
Dreamscape **
Dreileben: Beats Being Dead ***
Dreileben: Don't Follow Me Around **
Dreileben: One Minute Of Darkness ***
Drive ** 
Drive My Car ** 1/2 
Driving Miss Daisy **
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1932) ***
Dr. No ***
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb *** 1/2
Dr. T & The Women *
Drugstore Cowboy *** 1/2
Drums (1938 w Sabu) *
Drums Along The Mohawk ***
Drunken Master (1978) ***
Drunken Master II ***
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox **
Duck Season (2004) ***
Duck Soup ****
Duel ***
Duel In The Sun **
The Dukes Of Hazzard no stars
Dumb and Dumber ***
Dumbo ** 1/2
Dune (1984) ** 
Dune: Part One  (2021) ** 1/2 
Dunkirk (2017) ****  
Duplicity *** 1/2 
The Dying Gaul **
Each Dawn I Die (1939) ***
The Eagle * 1/2
Eagle Eye **
The Eagle Has Landed ***
The Earrings Of Madame De... (1953) *** 1/2
Earth Girls Are Easy **
Eastern Promises * ½
East Of Eden ***
East-West **
Easy A ***
Easy Living (1937) ** ½
Easy Rider ** 1/2
Eat Drink Man Woman *** 1/2
Eddie and the Cruisers * ½
Eden (2014 at NYFF) ** ½
The Edge of Heaven *** ½
The Edge Of Seventeen (2016) **
The Edge Of The World ***
Educating Rita ***
An Education ** ½
Edward, My Son (1949) **
Edward Scissorhands ** ½
Edward II ***
Ed Wood ***
The Egg And I ** 1/2
8 ½ *** 1/2
Eight Below **
Eighth Grade (2018) *** ½ 
Eight Men Out *** ½
8 Mile ***
8 Seconds **
8 Women ***
El Dorado *** 1/2
Election ***
Electric Dreams **
Elevator To The Gallows ***
Eleven Minutes ** 1/2
Elevre Libre aka Private Lessons ***
Elf ***
Elizabeth ***
Elizabeth: The Golden Age **
Elizabethtown *
Ella Enchanted * 1/2
Elsewhere ** 1/2
Emily The Criminal *** 1/2 
Emma (1996) ** 1/2
The Emperor And The Assassin **
Empire of the Sun *** 1/2
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ****
Encanto *** 
Enchanted **
Enchanted April ***
Encounters at the End of the World *** 1/2
The End **
The Endless (2018) **
Endless Love * ½ (but a great novel)
The End Of Silence/La Fin Du Silence **
The End of the Affair (1999) ***  
End Of The Century ***  
The End Of The Tour (2015) ** ½
The End Of Violence * 1/2
Enemies, A Love Story *** ½
Enemy At The Gate **
Enemy Mine ** 1/2
Enemy Of The State * 1/2
The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill, But Came Down A Mountain ** ½
The English Patient ** 1/2
Enigma (2001) **
The Entertainer *** 1/2
Enter the Dragon *** 1/2
Enter The Void * ½
Equilibrium * 1/2
Erin Brockovich ***
Escape From Alcatraz ** 1/2
Escape From New York (1981) * 1/2
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes ** ½
Escape In The Fog (1945) **
Escape To Witch Mountain **
Espionage Agent * 1/2
Esther Khan **
Eternals * 1/2 
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind ** 1/2
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ****
Europa Europa *** 1/2
An Everlasting Piece **
Everybody’s All-American **
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) *** ½
Everyone Else *** ½
Everyone Says I Love You **
Everything Everywhere All At Once *** 1/2 
Everything Happens At Night (1939 w Sonja Henie) *
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask **
Eve’s Bayou **
Evil (2004) **
Evil Dead II *** 1/2
Evil Under The Sun ***
Evita ** ½
Evolution *
Excalibur ** 1/2
The Exiles (1961) ***
eXistenZ * 1/2
Exit Through The Gift Shop *** 1/2
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936) ** 1/2
The Exorcist ** 1/2
Exotica *** 1/2
Extract ***
Extremities * 1/2
Eye Of The Needle ***
Eyes On The Prize ****
Eyes Wide Open ***
Eyes Wide Shut ***
The Fabelmans ** 
The Fabulous Baker Boys *** 1/2
Face/Off **
Faces/Places (2017) ***
Factotum ** ½
Fahrenheit 11/9 ** ½
Fahrenheit 9/11 ** 1/2
Fail-Safe ***
Fair Game **
The Fairy ** 1/2
The Falcon and the Snowman ***
The Falcon’s Brother **
The Fall ** ½
Fallen Angel (1945) *** 1/2
The Fallen Idol *** 1/2
Fall In *
Falling Down **
Falling In Love **
Fame (1980) ** 1/2
Fame (2009) * 
A Family Affair (1937) (start of Andy Hardy series) ** 
Family Business (1989) **
Family Plot ** 
Family Romance LLC *** 
The Family Stone * ½
Fandango ***
Fanfan La Tulipe (2003) *
Fanny and Alexander ****
Fantasia ***
Fantasia 2000 ***
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016) **
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018) ** ½
The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore (short) ** 1/2
Fantastic Four **
Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer *
Fantastic Mr. Fox ** 1/2
The Fantastic Planet **
Fantastic Voyage ** ½
A Fantastic Woman aka Una Mujer Fantastica ***
Far and Away **
The Far Country *** 
The Farewell *** 
Farewell, My Concubine ** 1/2
Far from Heaven ***
Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) ***
Fargo *** 1/2 
Farinelli **
Fast and Loose * 1/2
The Fast and The Furious (2001) * 1/2 
F9 aka Fast and Furious 9 ** 
Fast, Cheap & Out Of Control ** 1/2
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! **** 
Fast Food Nation **
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) ** 
Fatal Attraction ** 1/2
Fateless ***
Fat Girl ***
The Father Of My Children *
Father Of The Bride (1950) ***
Father Of The Bride (1991) **
The Fault In Our Stars (2014) * ½
The Favourite (2018) *** ½ 
Faya Dayi *** 1/2 
The FBI Story ***
Fear **
Fearless ***
Felicia’s Journey * 1/2
Ferris Bueller's Day Off ***
A Few Good Men **
Fiddler On The Roof ***
Field of Dreams *** 1/2
Fierce Creatures * 1/2
Fierce People *
15 Minutes **
5th Avenue Girl (1939) ** ½
The Fifth Element *
50 First Dates **
52 Pick-Up *
Fight Club ** 1/2
The Fighter ** 
The Fighting Gringo (1939) * 1/2 
Filibus: The Mysterious Air Pirate (1915) ** 
Fill The Void *** 1/2 
The Filth and the Fury: A Sex Pistols Film ***
Final Analysis **
The Final Destination 3-D *
Finding Forrester **
Finding Nemo ***
Finding Neverland ** 
Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds (Herzog doc) *** 1/2 
Fire Birds *
Firefox ** 
The Firemen's Ball *** 1/2 
Fire Of Conscience ** ½
Fire Of Love *** 1/2 
Firestarter * 1/2
The Firm **
First Blood ** 1/2 
First Cow *** 
First Knight * ½
First Man (2018) *** 
First Reformed *** 
First Sunday *
A Fish Called Wanda *** 1/2
The Fisher King **
Fish Tank ***
A Fistful of Dollars ***
The Fits (2016) *** ½
Five Broken Cameras (2012) **
Five Came Back ***
(500) Days Of Summer ****
Five Graves To Cairo ***
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) *
The Five Obstructions ***
Fixer Dugan (1939) **
Flags Of Our Fathers ** 1/2
Flamenco (1995) **** 
Flamenco, Flamenco (2010) *** ½
Flame Over India ***
The Flamingo Kid ***
Flanders **
Flashdance **
Flash Gordon (1980) *
A Flash Of Green ***
Flatliners * 1/2 
Flee *** 1/2 
Flesh and Bone *** 1/2
Fletch ** ½
Flight * 1/2
The Flight Of The Phoenix ** 1/2
Flipped *
Flirt **
Flirting With Disaster ***
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) ** 
The Florida Project *** 1/2 
The Flower Of My Secret **
The Florida Project (2017) *** ½
The Fly (1958) ** ½
The Fly (1986) *** ½
Flying Deuces (1939) * 1/2
Flying Down To Rio ** 1/2
 F9 aka Fast and Furious 9 **
The Fog of War *** ½
Follow Me Quietly (1949) **
Follow That Bird * ½
Follow The Fleet ***
Footloose **
Footnote/Hearat Shulayam *** 1/2
For A Few Dollars More ***
For All Mankind **** 
For a Lost Soldier ***
Forbidden Games (1952) *** ½
Force Majeure (2014) *** ½
Force Of Evil (1949) *** 
Ford V Ferrari (Noah Jupe v good, again) *** 
A Foreign Affair ***
Foreign Correspondent (1940) ***
Forget Paris * 1/2
The Forgiveness Of Blood ***
For Me And My Gal ** 1/2
Forrest Gump **
Fort Apache ***
Fort Apache: The Bronx ** 1/2
40 Days and 40 Nights *
48 HRS  ***
42nd Street ***
Forty Shades Of Blue **
The 40-Year-Old Virgin ***
For Your Consideration **
For Your Eyes Only ***
Foul Play **
The Founder (2016) *** ½
Four Christmases **
Four Daughters (1938) ***
The Four Feathers (1939) ***
The Four Feathers (2002) **
Four Girls In White (1939) **
Four Lions *** maybe *** 1/2
The Four Hundred Blows *** ½
The Four Feathers (2002) **
4 Little Girls ****
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days *** 1/2
The Four Musketeers ***
The Four Seasons *** 1/2
Four Weddings and a Funeral *** 1/2
The Fox and the Hound ** ½
Foxcatcher (2014) ***/
Foxtrot (2017) *** ½
Fracture ** 
La France (at Anthology Archives) *** 
Frances **
Frances Ha (2013) ***/
Frankenstein (1931) *** 1/2
Frankie and Johnny (1991) ** ½
Frantic * ½
Frantz (2017) ** ½
Freaks
Freaky Friday (2003) ** 1/2
Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story zero stars
Free Guy * 1/2 
Free Solo (2018) ***
Free Willy * ½
French Can Can (1955) *** ½
The French Connection *** 1/2
The French Dispatch *** 1/2 
French Kiss * ½
The French Lieutenant’s Woman ** ½
Frequency **
The Freshman (1925) *** 1/2
The Freshman (1990) ***
Freshman Orientation *
Friday ***
Friday Night ** 1/2
Friday Night Lights *** 1/2
From Hell **
From Here To Eternity *** 1/2
From Justin To Kelly no stars
From Russia With Love *** 
La Frontiere De L'Aube/The Frontier Of Dawn * ½ 
The Front Page (1931) *** 1/2
Frost/Nixon ** ½
Frozen (2013) ***\
The Frozen Limits (1939) * 1/2
Frozen River ***
Fruitvale Station (2013) ** ½
FUBAR II *
The Fugitive ***
Full Metal Jacket *** 1/2
The Full Monty ** 1/2
The Funeral (1984) ***
Funny Girl ***
Funny Lady * 1/2
Funny Pages ** 
Funny People **
The Furies ***
Fury (2014) *** ½
The Future ** 1/2
F/X ** ½
Gallipoli ****
Gambling Lady (1934) ***
The Game **
Gamer no stars
Gandhi ** 1/2
The Gang’s All Here ** (crazy psychedelic finale)
Gangs Of New York **
Garbo Talks **
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis *** 1/2
Gardens Of Stone **
Garden State **
Gas Food Lodging ** 1/2
Gaslight (1944) ** ½
The Gatekeepers *** 1/2
Gates Of Heaven *** 1/2
Gattaca *** 1/2
The Gay Divorcee ***
The Gay Falcon ***
The General (1927) ****
The General (1998) **
The General’s Daughter * ½
A Generation (1954) *** 1/2
Gentleman’s Agreement **
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) ** ½
George Harrison: Living In The Material World **
George of the Jungle ***
George Washington ** 1/2
Georgia ***
Geronimo: An American Legend **
Get Him To The Greek *
Get Low **
Get On The Bus ** ½
Get Out (2017) ***
Get Real ***
Get Smart *
Gettysburg ***
Ghost **
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken * 1/2
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir *** 1/2
Ghostbusters *** 1/2
Ghosts Of Mars *
Ghosts Of Mississippi **
Ghost World ***
The Ghost Writer *
Giant ** 
Giant Little Ones *** (gay swimmers) 
G.I. Jane **
G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra *
Gimme Shelter *** 1/2
Girl Crazy (1943) *** (surreal Mickey-Judy musical but Judy does a melting "But Not For Me")
Girlfight ** ½ 
The Girl From Mexico (1939) * 1/2 
Girl, Interrupted **
The Girl Next Door * ½
The Girl On The Train **
Girls Night Out (1931) ***
Girl With A Pearl Earring *** 
Give Me Liberty (Russian-American car service driver) *** / 
Gladiator (2000) **
The Glamour Girls (1939) *
The Glass Key (1942) ***
The Gleaners And I **
Glengarry Glen Ross ** ½
Glory ** ½
“G” Men ***
Go ***
The Godfather ****
The Godfather: Part II ****
The Godfather Part III **
God Is The Bigger Elvis (short) ** 1/2
Gods and Generals **
Gods and Monsters ***
Gods Own Country (2017) *** ½
Godzilla (1998) *
Godzilla, King Of The Monsters! aka Gojira *** 1/2 
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) * 
Godzilla Vs Mothra (see Mothra Vs Godzilla) 
Go Fish ** ½
Going All The Way **
Going My Way *** 1/2
The Golden Bowl **
The Golden Compass **
GoldenEye ** 1/2
Goldfinger *** 1/2
The Gold Rush *** 1/2
Gomorrah *** 1/2
Gone Baby Gone ***
Gone In Sixty Seconds *
Gone With The Wind ***
Good Burger ** 1/2
The Goods -- no stars
Goodbye, Dragon Inn *** 1/2
Goodbye Lenin *** 1/2
Goodbye Mr. Chips ***
Goodbye Solo ***
The Good Earth *** 
The Good Fairy (1935 at MOMA w Noam) *** 
GoodFellas ****
The Good German ** 1/2
Good Morning, Vietnam **
Good Night, and Good Luck *** 1/2
Good Night, Oppy ** 1/2 
The Good Shepherd ***
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard no stars
The Good Son * 1/2
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly **** 
The Good, The Bad and The Weird ***
Good Time (2017) *** ½
Good Will Hunting **
Goon no stars
The Goonies * ½
Gorillas In The Mist ** ½
Gorky Park ** 1/2
Gosford Park *** 1/2
Gotcha! *
Go Tigers! ** ½
The Governess **
Goya’s Ghost * ½
Grace Of My Heart ** 1/2
The Graduate ***
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) *** ½
Grand Canyon **
Grand Central Murder (1942) ** 1/2
Grand Hotel *** 1/2
Grand Illusion ** ½
Grand Theft Auto * 1/2
Grandview USA **
Gran Torino **
The Grapes Of Wrath
Gravity (2013) ** ½
Gray’s Anatomy ** 1/2
Grease *** 1/2
Great Balls Of Fire! **
A Great Day In Harlem **
The Great Debaters * ½ (but great soundtrack)
The Great Escape *** 1/2
The Greatest Game Ever Played ***
The Greatest Showman (2017) **
Great Expectations *** ½
The Great Flood (Bill Morrison w Bill Frisell at Carnegie Hall) ***
Great Freedom *** 1/2 
The Great Imposter **
The Great Man Votes * 1/2
The Great Mouse Detective ***
The Great Race * 1/2
Greed ****
Green Card **
Greenfingers **
Green For Danger (1946) ***
The Green Mile * 1/2
Green Porno (Rossellini shorts about insect sex) ***
Green Room (2016) *** ½
Green Zone **
Gremlins ***
Grey Gardens ****
Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes ** 1/2
The Grifters *** 1/2
Grindhouse: Terror Planet and Death Proof ***
Grizzly Man ***
Grosse Pointe Blank *** 1/2
Groundhog Day *** ½
The Guardians (2018) ** ½
Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) ** ½
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (2017) * ½
Guarding Tess **
Güeros (2015) *** ½
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner **
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints **
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio *** 1/2 
The Gumball Rally ** 1/2
Gun Crazy ** 1/2
Gunda ***/ 
Gunfight At The OK Corral ***
The Gunfighter ***
Gunga Din ****
Gung Ho **
Gunner Palace ** 1/2
The Guns Of Navarone ***
Guy Maddin installation at Lightbox ****
A Guy Named Joe ***
Habemus Papam/We Have A Pope ***
HaHaHa **
Hail, Caesar! (2016) ***
Hail The Conquering Hero ****
The Hairdresser’s Husband ***
Hairspray (1988) *** 1/2
Hairspray (2007) **
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) ** ½
Half Nelson *** ½
Hallelujah (1929) ** ½
Halloween (1978) ***
Ha'meshotet/The Wanderer ***
Hamlet (1996) **
Hamlet (2000) ***
Hancock ** ½ 
Handle With Care see Citizen's Band 
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle **
Hanezu No Tsuki *
The Hanging Garden ** 1/2
The Hangover ** ½
Hannah and Her Sisters ****
Hannah Arendt (2012) * ½
Hannah Montana: The Movie **
Hannibal **
Hannibal Rising no stars
Happening (2022) *** 1/2 
The Happening -- no stars 
Happily Buried (1939) * (waffle iron musical short) 
Happiness *** ½
Happy Death Day (2017) ***
Happy Endings **
Happy Feet ***
Happy Gilmore ** 1/2
Happy-Go-Lucky ***
Happy People: A Year In The Taiga (2010) ***
Hard Boiled **** 
A Hard Day’s Night **** 
Hard Eight *** 1/2 
The Harder They Fall *** 
The Hard Way (1991) **
Harlan County, USA (1976) *** 1/2 
Harlem Rides The Range (1939) no stars
The Harmony Game: The Making Of Bridge Over Troubled Water ****
Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay *
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle *** 1/2 
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story ***
Harold and Maude *** ½
Harper (1966) ** 
Harriet * 
Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 **
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 in 3-D ***
Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ** 1/2
Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix ***
Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban ***
Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone **
Harvey ***
The Harvey Girls (1946) ** ½
The Hateful Eight (2015) ***
Have You Heard About The Morgans no stars
Le Havre ***
Häxan aka The Witches (1922 Swedish film, saw 1968 edited version w live score) ** 1/2
Hay Foot *
Head ** 1/2 
Head-On *** 1/2 
Headless Body In Topless Bar *
The Headless Woman/La Mujer Sin Cabeza * 1/2
Heartbreak Ridge **
Heartburn ** 1/2
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things *
Heat (1995) ** 1/2
Heathers ***
Heat Lightning (1934) ** 1/2
Heaven & Earth (1993) **
Heaven Can Wait (1943) ***
Heaven Can Wait (1978) ** ½
Heaven Help Us ** 1/2
Heavenly Creatures ***
Heaven’s Gate **
Heavy *** 1/2
Hedwig and the Angry Inch **** 
He Got Game **
The Heiress ****
Hellboy ** 1/2
Hellboy II: The Golden Army no stars
Hello, Dolly! * ½
Hell Or High Water *** ½
Help! **
Helvetica ***
Henry & June **
Henry V (1989) *** 1/2
Henry Fool ** 
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party *** / 
Her (2013) *** ½
Hercules (1997) ** 1/2
Hereafter **
Here Comes Mr. Jordan *** 1/2
Here Comes Trouble *
Hero (2002) ** ½ 
A Hero (2021, Farhadi) *** 1/2 
He Said, She Said * ½
Hesher ***
The Hidden ***
The Hidden Blade (2004) ** ½
The Hidden Fortress *** ½
The Hidden Island (1960) *** 
A Hidden Life ** 1/2 
High and Low (1963) *** 1/2
High Anxiety **
High Art ** ½
Higher Learning **
High Fidelity ***
High Heels (1991) ** 1/2
High Hopes ***
Highlander ***
High Noon ***
High School Musical 3: Senior Year **
Hilary and Jackie ** 1/2
The Hi-Lo Country **
Hiroshima, Mon Amour ** 1/2
His Girl Friday ****
The History Boys **
History Of The World – Part I *
A History of Violence ***
The Hitcher (1986) ***
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy ** 
Hobbes and Shaw * 
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 3-D 48 fps **
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) **
Hobson’s Choice *** 1/2
Holes **
Holiday (1938) *** 1/2
Holiday Affair (1949) ***
Holiday Inn ** 1/2
Holly (Asian prostitution) **
Holy Motors ** 1/2
Holy Smoke **
A Home At The End Of The World **
Home For The Holidays **
Home Of The Brave (1986) ***
Home On The Prairie (Gene Autry)(1939) *
Homicide (1991) *** 1/2 
Honey Boy (Noah Jupe v good) ** 1/2 
Honeydripper ** 1/2 
Honeyland *** 1/2 
Honkytonk Man ***
Honolulu (1939) * 1/2
Hook *
Hoodwinked **
Hoop Dreams *** 1/2
Hooper ** 1/2
Hoosiers *** 1/2
Hope and Glory *** 1/2
Hope Floats **
Hopscotch ***
Horse Feathers ***
The Horse’s Mouth **
The Horse Whisperer **
Hors Satan/Outside Satan **
The Host ***
Hotel Colonial no stars
The Hotel New Hampshire **
Hotel Rwanda **
Hot Fuzz * ½
The Hottest State *
Hot Tub Time Machine *
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939) **** 
An Hour For Lunch (1939 Robert Benchley short) * 
The Hours ***
The Hours and Times ***
House Calls ** ½
The Housekeeper’s daughter (1939) * ½
Housekeeping ***
The Housemaid *
House Of Fear (Sherlock Holmes 1945) **
House of Flying Daggers ***
House Of Games ***
The House Of Mirth ** ½
House Of Sand And Fog ** ½
House Of Tolerance/L'Apolloniade * 1/2
House Of Wax (1953) ***
The House On 92nd St. ***
HouseSitter ***
Howards End **** 
How Do You Know? * 1/2
How Green Was My Valley *** 1/2
Howl * 1/2
Howl's Moving Castle ***
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) *
How The West Was Won ***
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days **
How To Marry A Millionaire ***
How To Survive A Plague *** 1/2
How To Train Your Dragon ** 1/2
Huacho ** ½
The Hudsucker Proxy ** 1/2
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel ** ½
Hugo * 1/2
Hulk (2003) **
The Human Comedy ***
The Human Factor ** 1/2
Humanite *** 1/2
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939) ****
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996) ** 1/2
Hunger ***
The Hunger Games (2012) ** ½
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire **
The Hunt (2012) *** ½
The Hunt for Red October ***
Hurlyburly **
The Hurt Locker ***
Husbands and Wives *** 1/2 
Hustlers * 1/2 
Hustle & Flow **
The Hustler *** ½
Hyde Park O Hudson * 1/2
I Am Legend ** 1/2
I Am Love *** 1/2
I Am Sam **
I Am Waiting (1957) *** 1/2
I Capture The Castle (2003) ** ½ 
I Carry You With Me ** 1/2 (good score) 
Ice Age **
The Ice Follies Of 1939 * 1/2
The Ice Harvest **
The Ice Storm *** ½
Ichimei aka Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai **
Ida  *** ½  
I, Daniel Blake (2016) ** ½
An Ideal Husband (1999) **
Idiocracy *
if... ***
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) **
If You Could See What I Hear * 1/2
I Heart Huckabees **
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell * 1/2
I Killed My Mother *** 1/2 
I Know What You Did Last Summer * 1/2
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) *** 1/2 
Il Divo *** 1/2
I Like It Like That *** ½
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) ** ½
I’ll Do Anything **
The Illusionist (2006) ** 1/2
The Illusionist (2010) *** 1/2
I Loved You So Long **
I Love Trouble * 1/2
I Love You, Man ** 1/2
I Love You, Phillip Morris **
I Love You To Death * 1/2
Il Postino **
The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus * ½
Imagine: John Lennon (1988) *** 1/2
I’m Going Home ***
The Imitation Game (2014) **
The Immortal Battalion aka The Way Ahead dir by Carol Reed edited US version 91m (1944) ***
Immortal Beloved **
I’m No Angel (1937) ***
I’m Not There ** ½
The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002) **
Import Export **
I'm Still Waiting (1957) Japanese noir *** ½
In A Dream *** ½
In A Lonely Place (1950) *** ½
In America **
In & Out ** 1/2
In Between Days ***
Inception *** 
Incident In New Baghdad (short) **
In Cold Blood ***
An Inconvenient Truth ** ½
The Incredible Journey ** 1/2
The Incredible Hulk (2008) *
The Incredible Mr. Limpet * 1/2
The Incredibles (2004) ****
The Incredibles (2018) ***
The Incredibly True Adventure Of 2 Girls In Love ***
In Darkness ***
Independence Day(1996)  **
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull **
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade **
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ***
Indianapolis (1939) * 1/2
The Indian In The Cupboard **
The Indian Runner ***
Indochine **
Infamous * ½
Infernal Affairs ***
The Informant! ***
The Informer ***
The Inglorious Bastards **
Inglourious Basterds *** 1/2
In Good Company *** ½
Inherent Vice (2014) ** ½
Inherit The Wind ***
In Jackson Heights (2015) *** ½
In Name Only ** 1/2
Innerspace **
The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness *** 
Inside aka Bo Burnham: Inside *** 1/2 
Inside Job *** ½
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) *** 1/2 
Inside Man ** ½
Inside Out (2015) ***
The Insider *** 1/2 
Insomnia (2002) ***
Inspector Bellamy *
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) ***
Internal Affairs * 1/2
Interview With The Vampire * 1/2
In The Bedroom ***
In The Beginning **
In The Company Of Men ***
In The Cut **
In The House (2013) ***
In The Line Of Fire **
In The Mood ***
In the Mood for Love ****
In the Name of the Father ***
In The Shadow Of The Moon ***
In This World ***
Intimidation (1960) ** 1/2 
Into Great Silence (monk movie at FF) ***
Into The Wild ** ½
The Intouchables (2011) no star
Invasion Of The Bee Girls **
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) ****
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) **
Inventing The Abbotts **
Invictus * 1/2
The Invisible Man ***
Invisible Stripes ***
In Which We Serve
Iraq in Fragments ** ½
I Remember Mama ***
Irene * ½
Iris ** 1/2
I, Robot * 1/2
Iron Eagle *
The Iron Giant ** ½
The Iron Lady * 1/2
Iron Man (2008) (at Ziegfeld on my birthday) ***
Iron Man 2 (2010) **
Iron Man 3 (2013) ** ½
Ironweed ** 1/2
Irreversible *** ½
I Shot Andy Warhol **
Ishtar * ½
Isle Of Dogs (2018) *** ½
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer *
The Italian Job (1969) ***
The Italian Job (2003) ***
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) ***
It Happened One Night ****
It Happens Every Spring ** 1/2
It Might Get Loud ***
I, Tonya (2017) ***/
It’s A Gift *** 1/2
It’s A Wonderful Life ****
It’s A Wonderful World * 1/2
It's Complicated **
It's Hard Being Loved By Jerks -- The Trial ***
It Should Happen To You **
It's Kind Of A Funny Story ** 
It Started With Eve (1941) ** 
Ivan The Terrible Part I *** 1/2
Ivan The Terrible Part II *** ½
I’ve Loved You So Long ** ½
I Vitelloni (1953) ***
I Walked With A Zombie (1943) ***
I Wanna Hold Your Hand ***
I Was Born, But…/Umarete wa mita keredo (1932) ***
I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhangke *** 1/2
Jack no stars
The Jackal * 1/2
Jackass: The Movie ***
Jackass Two ** ½
Jackass 3D *** (one for each D)
Jack Goes Boating **
Jackie Brown ***
Jack Reacher ***\
Jack The Bear *
Jacob’s Ladder ** 1/2
Jaffa **
Jagged Edge ** ½
Jailhouse Rock ** 1/2
Jamaica Inn * 
James A. Fitzpatrick's TravelTalks: Glimpses of Australia (1939 short) no stars 
James A FitzPatrick's TravelTalks: Land Of Alaska Nellie (1939) ** 
James A. Fitzpatrick's TravelTalks: Picturesque Udaipur (1939 travel short) **  
James A. Fitzpatrick's TravelTalks: Rural Hungary (1939) ** 
James and the Giant Peach ***
Jane Eyre (1944) ***
Jane Eyre (w Samantha Morton 1997) * ½
Jane Eyre (2011 w Michael Fassbender) ***
Jarhead **
Jason and the Argonauts ***
Jason Bourne (2016) ** 
Jasper Mall *** 
Jawbreaker *
Jaws **** 
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story ** 
Jazz On A Summer’s Day ****
Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring *** ½
Jeane Captive/The Silence Of Joan ** 1/2
Jeepers Creepers * ½
Jefferson In Paris * 1/2
Jeffrey **
Jerusalem ***
Jerry Maguire *** ½
Jesse James (1939) * 1/2
Jesus Camp ***
Jesus Christ Superstar **
Jesus’ Son ** ½
Jet Lag **
The Jewel Of The Nile * ½ 
Jewel Robbery (1932) *** /
JFK ***
My Own Private Idaho
Joan Of Arc (1948) **
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work ***
Joe Gould’s Secret **
Joe Versus the Volcano ***
John Carpenter's The Ward * ½
John Carter (Of Mars) **
Johnny Guitar **
Johnny Mnemonic no stars
Johnny Suede **
John Tucker Must Die *
John Wick (2014) ** ½ but really **** for awesomeness
John Wick Chapter Two (2017) ** 
John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum **** (ok, ** 1/2 , but still, pretty awesome) 
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling ** 
Jojo Rabbit (Archie Yates v amusing as best friend Yorkie) ***/ 
Joker * 1/2 
Joshua (2007) *
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)  **
Journey To The Center Of The Earth in 3-D (2008) *
Le Jour Se Leve aka Daybreak (1939) ***
Joy (2015) ** ½
Joyeux Noel ** 
Juarez (1939) * 1/2 
Judas And The Black Messiah ** 1/2 
Judge Hardy and Son (1939) * 1/2 (but good prayer scene)
Ju Dou *** 
Judy * 1/2 
Jules and Jim ** 1/2
Julie & Julia ** 1/2
Jumper *
Jumpin’ Jack Flash *
Junebug ***
The Jungle Book (1967) ***
The Jungle Book (2016) **
Jungle Fever ** 1/2
Juno ***
Jurassic Park **
Jurassic Park III *
Justice League (2017) *
Kaboom ***
Kajillionaire ** 1/2 
Kanal (1957) *** ½
Kansas City **
The Karate Kid (1984) ***
The Karate Kid (2010) **
Katyn ***
Keane ** 1/2
Keeping The Faith ***
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) * ½
Keyhole (2012) ** ½
Key Largo (1948) ***
Kick-Ass *** 
The Kid (1921) *** 
The Kid Detective *** 1/2 
Kid Nightingale (1939) *
Kids **
The Kids Are All Right **
The Kid Stays In The Picture **
The Kid With A Bike/La Gamin Du Velo *** 1/2
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 ***
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 ***
The Killer *** 1/2
The Killer Inside Me ** 1/2
Killer Of Sheep ***
The Killers ***
Killer’s Kiss ** ½
The Killing ***
The Killing Fields *** ½
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017) *** ½
Kinatay * ½
Kind Hearts and Coronets *** 1/2
The King and I ***
The Kingdom (1994 Danish miniseries) **
The Kingdom (2007) * ½
King Kong (1933) ****
King Kong (2005) * 1/2
The King of Comedy *** ½
The King Of Escape **
The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters **
King Of The Hill ***
King Of The Underworld (1939) **
Kingpin * 
King Richard  *** 
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) **
The King's Speech ***
Kinky Boots **
Kinsey ***
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang *
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) ***
Kiss Me Goodbye ** ½
Kiss Me, Guido *
Kiss of the Spider Woman ***
Kitchen Stories ***
Klute (1971) *** ½
Knight And Day **
A Knight’s Tale * ½
Knight Without Armor (1937) ** 
Knives Out ** 1/2 
Knock Down The House (Netflix doc OAC) *** 

Knocked Up ** ½
Kong: Skull Island (2017) **
Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance ****
Kramer vs. Kramer ***
The Krays ***
Kubo And The Two Strings (2016) ***
Kumare (2013) ** ½
Kundun **
Kung Fu Hustle ** 1/2
Kung Fu Panda ***
La Bamba ** 1/2 
Labyrinth *** 
Lacombe Lucien ****
L.A. Confidential ****
Ladder 49 **
Ladies In Lavender ** 
Lady and the Tramp (1955) ***
Lady Bird (2017) ***
Ladybird, Ladybird *** 1/2
Lady Chatterley (2006) ***
The Lady Eve *** ½
Ladyhawke ***
Lady In The Lake **
The Ladykillers *** ½
Lady Macbeth (2017) *** ½
Lady Of The Tropics (1939) *
The Lady Vanishes **** 
L’age Des Tenebres ** ½
Lake Tahoe *** ½
La La Land (2016) * ½
The Land Before Time **
The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure **
Land Of Mine *** ½ 
Lapland Odyssey *** 
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider *
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life *
Lars and the Real Girl *** 1/2
Lassie Come Home ***
The Last Airbender zero stars 
The Last Black Man in San Francisco *** / 
Last Chance Harvey ***
The Last Command *** 1/2
The Last Days Of Disco ***
The Last Detail *** 1/2
The Last Emperor *** ½
Last Flag Flying (2017) **   
The Last King Of Scotland ** ½
The Last Kiss (2006) ** ½
The Last Movie Stars (doc on Newman/Woodward) *** 1/2 
Last Night **
The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) ***
The Last Of The Unjust (2013 NYFF, Lanzmann doc) *** ½
L.A. Story ***
The Last Picture Show ****
The Last Remake of Beau Geste * 1/2
Last Resort (2000) *** ½
The Last Samurai * 1/2
The Last Seduction *** ½
The Last Starfighter **
The Last Station **
The Last Supper * 1/2
Last Tango in Paris ** 1/2
The Last Temptation of Christ ***
Last Train From Gun Hill * 1/2
The Last Waltz ****
Last Year At Marienbad ***
L’Atalante ****
A Late Quartet (2013) ** ½
Latter Days ***
Laura *** ½
Laurel Canyon **
Laurence Anyways (2013) *** ½
The Lavender Hill Mob **** 
The Law In These Parts *** 1/2
Law Of Desire *** 1/2
Lawrence Of Arabia ****
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen *
The League of Gentlemen ** 1/2
A League Of Their Own **
Lean On Pete (2018) ** ½
Leap Of Faith **
Leave Her To Heaven ** ½ 
Leave No Trace (2018) *** 1/2 
Leaves Of Grass **
Leaving Las Vegas *** 
Leaving Neverland *** 1/2 
Lebanon **
Legally Blonde **
Legend **
The Legend Of Bagger Vance *
The Legend Of Beaver Dam (short) ***
The Legend Of Billie Jean *
Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole **
The Legend Of Zorro * ½
Legends Of The Fall ** 1/2
Legion *
The Lemon Drop Kid ***
Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events * ½
L’enfant *** ½
L’enfer *
Lennonyc **
Leolo ***
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man *** 
The Leopard (1963) *** 1/2 
Less Than Zero **
Let Freedom Ring (1939) ***\
Lethal Weapon ** ½
Lethal Weapon 2 **
Lethal Weapon 3 * ½
Let Him Have It ***
Let Me In **
Let’s Get Lost ***
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) *** ½
Letter Never Sent (1959) ***/
Letters From Iwo Jima ***
A Letter To Three Wives *** 1/2
Let The Right One In *** ½
Let Us Live (1939) * 1/2
Liar’s Moon ** 1/2
Libeled Lady *** ½
Liberty Heights **
L'iceberg *** ½
License To Kill ***
Licorice Pizza ** 
L.I.E. ***
The Life Acquatic With Steve Zissou ** 1/2
The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp *** 1/2
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean ***
Life As A House *
Life Begins For Andy Hardy (1941) ***
Lifeboat ** 1/2
Life During Wartime ** ½
Life Is Beautiful  no stars
Life Is Sweet ***
A Life Less Ordinary **
Life Of Brian ***
The Life Of Oharu (1952) ** ½
Life With Father ***
Light Of Day ***
Light Sleeper **
Like Father, Like Son (NYFF 2013) *** 
Like Water For Chocolate ** ½
Lilo & Stitch ** 1/2
Limbo (1999) *** ½
Lincoln (2012) ** 1/2 
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice ** 1/2 
Linha De Passe *** 1/2
The Lion in Winter
The Lion King ** 1/2 
The Lion King (2019 version) * 1/2 
Lions For Lambs **
Listen, Darling (1938) * 1/2 
Little Caesar ***
Little Children ** ½
The Little Colonel ***
The Little Foxes *** 1/2
The Little Fugitive *** ½
Little Men (2016) (but terrific Michael Barbieri) **
The Little Mermaid *** 1/2
Little Miss Sunshine ***
Little Odessa ***
The Little Princess (1939) ***
A Little Princess (1995) *** 1/2
A Little Romance ***
Little Shop Of Horrors (1986) **
Little Voice ** 1/2
Little Women (1933) *** 1/2
Little Women (1994) *** 1/2 
Little Women (2011) ***  
Live and Let Die ***
Life Flesh ** ½
Limbo *** ½
Live Free Or Die Hard ** ½
Lives Of A Bengal Lancer ***
The Lives Of Others ***
The Living Daylights ***
Living In Oblivion ** ½
Living Out Loud ** ½
The Lobster (2016) *** ½
Local Hero ***
Lock, Stock and two Smoking Barrels ** ½
Logan (2017) ***
Logan Lucky (2017) ** ½
Logan’s Run * ½
Lola (1961) ***
Lolita (1962) *** 1/2
London (Patrick Keiller film) ****
The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner *** 1/2
Lonely Hearts w Travolta * ½
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne ***
The Lone Ranger (2013) ** ½
Lonesome (1928) *** 1/2
Lone Star (1996) *** 1/2
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt ** 1/2
The Long Day Closes ****
The Longest Day ***
The Longest Yard (1974) ** 1/2
The Longest Yard (2005) **
Long Ride Home ***
The Long Riders ***
Longtime Companion ***
The Long Voyage Home (1940) ***
Look at Me *** 1/2
Looking For Eric ***
The Look Of Silence *** ½
The Lookout ***
The Lorax **
Lord Of The Flies (1963) ** ½
The Lord Of The Rings (1978) **
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring ****
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers ****
The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King *** ½
Lords Of Dogtown ** ½
Lorenzo’s Oil *** ½
Lorna’s Silence ** ½
Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues ** 1/2 
The Lost Boys **
The Lost City Of Z (2017) *** ½ 
The Lost Daughter ** 1/2 
Lost Highway ***
Lost Horizon (1937) ***
Lost In America *** ½
Lost In Translation ***
Lost In Yonkers ** 1/2
The Lost Patrol (1934) ** ½
The Lost Weekend ** 1/2
The Lost World: Jurassic Park * ½
Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues ** 1/2 
Love Actually **
Love Affair (1939) *** ½
Love Affair (1994) * 1/2
Love and Death ***
Love & Friendship (2016) *** 1/2
Love And Human Remains ** ½
Love and Mercy (2015) *** ½
Love Finds Andy Hardy ***
The Love Guru no stars
Love In The Time Of Cholera *
Love Is News (1937) ** 
Loveless *** 1/2 
Lovers Rock *** 1/2 
Love, Simon (2018) ** ½
Love Story * ½
Love! Valour! Compassion! ** 
Luca ** 1/2 
Lucas ***  
Luce  ** 
Lucky (2013) ** ½
Lucky Lady ** ½
La Luna (short) ***
The Lunchbox *** ½
Lust, Caution ** ½ 
The Lusty Men (1952) ***
M ****
Macbeth (1948) *** 1/2 
Macbeth (2021, Denzel Washington) ***
Machete Maidens Unleashed! ***
Machines (2017) ** ½
The Machinist ** ½
Madagascar ** ½
Madame Sousatzka ** ½
Mad City **
Made ***
Made For Each Other **
Made In Dagenham **
Mademoiselle Chambon ***
Mad Hot Ballroom ** ½
Mad Love (1935) * 
The Mad Maestro (1939 animated short) * 1/2 
Mad Max *** ½
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome *** 
Mad Max: Fury Road **** 
Mad Max: The Road Warrior **** 
The Madness of King George *** ½
The Magdalene Sisters ** ½
Magical Mystery Tour *
Magic In The Moonlight (2014) **
Magic Mike **
Magic Town **
The Magnificent Ambersons ****
Magnificent Obsession **
The Magnificent Seven *** 1/2
Magnolia ***
The Maid (2009; Chile) ***
Maisie **
Major Dundee **
Make Way For Tomorrow (1937) ****
Making Love *
Malcolm X *** 1/2
The Maltese Falcon *** ½
The Mambo Kings **
Mame (1974) * ½
Mamma Mia no stars
A Man Called Adam (1966) ** 
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) *** ½
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) **
Manderlay (2005) * 1/2
A Man Escaped *** 1/2
A Man For All Seasons ***
Manhatta (1921) *** 1/2 
Manhattan ****
Manhattan Murder Mystery **
The Manhattan Project ** 1/2
Manhunter ***
The Man In The Glass Booth **
The Man in the Moon ***
The Man In The White Suit ***
Mannequin (1987) no stars
Manny & Lo *** 1/2
Man Of Flowers ** ½
A Man Of No Importance **
Man On Wire ***
Man On Fire (2004) **
Manon Of The Spring *** ½
Man On The Train **
Man Push Cart **
A Man's Castle (1933) ** ½
The Man Who Came To Dinner (1941) ** 1/2
The Man Who Fell to Earth **
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance *** ½
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) ***
The Man Who Would Be King ****
Man With A Movie Camera (1929) (live score Alloy) *** ½
The Man Without A Face * 1/2
The Man Without a Past ***
The Man With The Golden Arm ** ½
The Man With The Golden Gun ** 1/2 
Map Of The Sounds Of Tokyo -- no stars
March Of The Penguins * ½
Margin Call ***
Margot at the Wedding **
Maria Full of Grace *** 
The Marriage of Maria Braun *** 1/2 
Marie Antoinette (2006) *
Married To The Mob ** ½
The Marshall Of Mesa City (1939) * 1/2
Martha Marcy May Marlene *** 
Martin Eden ** 
Marvel’s The Avengers ***
Mary Poppins *** ½
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) **
Mary, Queen Of Scots (2018) **
Mary Reilly * ½
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) *
MASH *** ½
Mask (1985) ***
The Mask Of Zorro (1998) ** ½
Mass Appeal ** ½
The Master *** 1/2/
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World *** 1/2
Matador ***
The Match Factory Girl ***
Match Point ***
Matewan *** 1/2 
Matthias & Maxime *** 1/2 
The Matrix ** ½
The Matric Reloaded * 1/2
The Matrix Revolutions *
A Matter Of Life and Death aka Stairway To Heaven ****
Maurice ***
Maverick * ½
Ma Vie En Rose ** ½
Maxie *
Max Manus ** 1/2
McCabe & Mrs. Miller *** ½
McCartney 321 (Hulu doc w Rick Rubin) *** 1/2 
McQueen (2018) ***
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God ***/
Mean Creek ***
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) **
Me And Orson Welles **
Me And You And Everyone We Know ** 1/2
Mean Streets ** ½
Meatballs **
Meek's Cutoff *** 1/2
Meet Boston Blackie ** ½
Meet Joe Black **
Meet John Doe ****
Meet Me In St. Louis ***
Meet the Parents ** ½
Megaforce no stars
Melancholia **
Melinda and Melinda no stars
Memento ***
Memoirs Of A Geisha **
Memphis Belle **
Me Myself & Irene **
Menace II Society ***
Men Don’t Leave *** 1/2
Men In Black * ½
Men In Black II *
Men In War (1957) ** ½
The Menu * 
The Men Who Stare At Goats **
Men with Guns *** ½
Mermaids **
The Messenger ***
Metropolis (2011 restored version) ****
Metropolitan ***
The Mexican * 1/2
Miami Blues ***
Michael (2011) *** or maybe *** 1/2
Michael Clayton *** ½
Michael Collins ** 1/2
Michael Jackson’s This Is It **
Michel Petrucciani ** ½ 
Mickey and the Bear *** 1/2 
Mickey One **
Mickie + Maude **
Microbe and I (2015) **
Microcosmos *** 1/2
Midnight (1939) ****
A Midnight Clear *** 1/2
Midnight Cowboy *** 1/2
Midnight Express *** 
Midnight Family (doc on Mexican fam private ambulance) *** 1/2 
Midnight In Paris **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil * ½
Midnight Run ** ½
Midnight Shadow (1939) no stars
Midnight Special (2016) ** ½
Mid90s (2018) ** ½
Mi Familia **
Mighty Aphrodite * ½
A Mighty Heart ***
A Mighty Wind ***
The Milagro Beanfield War **
Mildred Pierce *** 1/2
Milk ** ½
Miller's Crossing *** 1/2
Million Dollar Baby ***
The Million Dollar Duck * ½
Millions **
Millions Like Us *** ½ 
Minari *** 1/2 
Minding The Gap (2018) *** 1/2
The Miners’ Hymns ****
The Minister/L'Exercice de L'etat/ ** ½
Ministry Of Fear ***
Minority Report **
The Miracle Of Morgan’s Creek ****
Miracle On 34th St. (1947) ***
Miracles For Sale (1939) *
The Mirror Crack'd (1980) * 1/2 
The Mirror Has Two Faces **
Les Miserables (2012) ** 1/2
Misery **
Mishima *** 1/2
Miss Congeniality **
The Missing (2003) ***
The Mission **
Mission: Impossible (1996) ** ½
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) ** ½
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (2011) ***
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) **
Mission: Impossible III ** (2006)
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation (2015) ** ½
Mission To Mars *
Mississippi Burning **
Mississippi Masala ***
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day * ½
Miss Potter ***
Mister Foe ** 1/2 (but *** 1/2 to Jamie Bell)
Mister Roberts *** ½ 
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines ** 1/2 
Moana (2016) ** ½
Mo’ Better Blues **
Modern Romance *** ½
The Moderns **
Modern Times *** 
Moffie *** 
Mommie Dearest *
Mommy (2014) *** ½
Mona Lisa ***
Mona Lisa Smile * 1/2
Moneyball **
Monkey Business *** 1/2
Mon Oncle *** ½ 
Monos (esp cinematography) *** 
Monrovia, Indiana (2018) *** ½
Monsieur Hire *** ½
Monsoon Wedding ***
Monster (2003) ***
Monsters (2010) ** 1/2
Monster's Ball ***
Monsters Inc **
Monsters Vs. Aliens (in 2-D) **
Monterey Pop *** ½
A Month In The Country ** 1/2
Montparnasse *
Monty Python and the Holy Grail ****
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life ***
Moon (w Sam Rockwell) **
Moonfleet (1955) * ½
Moonlight *** 
Moon Over Broadway ** ½
Moonraker * ½
Moonrise Kingdom *** 1/2
Moonstruck *** ½
The More The Merrier ** 1/2
Morning Glory (1933) **
Morning Glory (2010) **
A Morning Stroll (short) ***
Morvern Callar ***
The Mourning Forest ** ½
Moscow on the Hudson ***
The Mosquito Coast *** ½
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) ** 1/2
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg… *** 1/2
Most Valuable Players * 1/2
Mother (1996) **
The Mother (2003) ***
Mother (2009) ** ½
Mother, Jugs & Speed ** ½
The Mothman Prophecies * 1/2 
Mothra Vs Godzilla *** 
The Motorcycle Diaries *** ½
Moulin Rouge! (2001) **
Mountains Of The Moon *** 1/2
The Mouse That Roared ** ½
Moving Violations (1985) no stars 
Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle (2018) **\ 
Mr. and Mrs. Bridge *** ½
Mr. and Mrs. Smth (2005) * 1/2
Mr. Bachmann and His Class ****  
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House ***
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter Jr. *** ½
Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936) ** ½
Mr. Holland’s Opus **
Mr. Holmes (2015) * ½
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday *** ½
Mr. Jones *
Mr. Mom ** 1/2
Mr. Moto’s Last Warning (1939) **
Mr. Moto In Danger Island (1939) * ½
Mr. Moto Takes A Vacation (1939) * ½
Mr. Saturday Night **
Mrs. Brown ***
Mrs. Dalloway (1998) ** 1/2
Mrs. Doubtfire * ½
Mrs. Henderson Presents **
Mrs. Miniver *** 1/2
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington ****
Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle ** ½
Mr. Turner (2014) *** ½
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) ** ½
Mudbound (2017) ***\ 
Una Mujer Fantastica *** 
Mulan ** ½
Mulholland Dr. *** ½
Mulholland Falls **
Mulligans *
Mumford ***
The Mummy (1932) ** ½
The Mummy (1999) ** ½
The Mummy Returns (2001) *
Munich ** 1/2
Munyurangabo ** ½
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) ** 1/2 
The Muppet Movie *** ½
The Muppets (2011) ***
Murderball ***
The Murder Man w Spencer Tracy ** 1/2
Murder, My Sweet *** 1/2
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) *** ½
Murder on the Orient Express (2010 TVM w David Suchet) *** 
Muriel’s Wedding ** 1/2
Murmur Of The Heart *** ½
The Muse **
Museo (2018) ***/
Music According To Tom Jobim ** 1/2
Music and Lyrics *
Music Of The Heart **
Music Within (ADA Act guy) **
Mutiny On The Bounty (1935) ***
My Architect **
My Beautiful Laundrette ***
My Best Friend's Wedding *** 1/2
My Big Fat Greek Wedding **
My Blueberry Nights *
My Bodyguard ***
My Brilliant Career ***
My Darling Clementine ****
My Dinner with Andre *** 1/2
My Fair Lady **
My Favorite Wife ***
My Favorite Year *** 1/2
My Left Foot ***
My Life as a Dog *** ½
My Life’s In Turnaround **
My Magic *
My Man Godfrey (1936) *** ½
My Name Is Nobody ** 1/2
My Neighbor My Killer ** ½
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) *** ½ 
My Octopus Teacher ** 1/2 
My One and Only (Renee Zellwegger) ** 1/2
My Own Privae Idaho ** ½
Mysteries Of Lisbon ** ½
Mysterious Skin ****
Mystic Pizza ** ½
Mystic River ***
My Summer Of Love ***
The Myth Of Fingerprints ***
My Week With Marilyn **
My Winnipeg *** ½
Nacho Libre **
Naked *** ½
The Naked City (1948) ***
The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad ** ½
The Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell Of Fear **
The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult **
Naked Lunch ** 1/2
The Naked Spur *** ½
The Namesake **
Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase (1939) * ½
Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter (1939) *
Nanny McPhee ** ½
Nanny McPhee Returns **
Napoleon Dynamite ***
The Narrow Margin (1952) *** ½\
Nashville ****
Nasty Habits ** 
National Gallery *** 1/2 
National Lampoon's Animal House ***
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder *
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder 2: The Rise Of Taj no stars
National Treasure ***
National Velvet ***
The Natural ***
Natural Born Killers ***
Naughty But Nice *
The Navigator ***
Nebraska (2013) **
Neds **
Neil Young: Heart Of Gold ***
Nell **
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud ***
The Neon Bible ** ½
Neon Bull (2016) ***
The Net **
Network ** ½
Never Cry Wolf ***
The Never-Ending Story **
Never Give A Sucker An Even Break *** 1/2
Never Let Me Go ** 
Never Rarely Sometimes Always *** 1/2  
Never Say Never Again * ½
The New Age * 1/2
Newcastle * ½
A New Leaf **
Newsies **
The Newton Boys **
The New World *** ½
New York Stories * ½
The Nice Guys (2016) ***/
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) **
Nick Carter, Master Detective *
Night and Day **
Night and the City (1950) ** 1/2
A Night At The Opera ***
Nightcrawler (2014) *** ½
Nightfall (1957) ** ½ 
The Nightingale *** \ 
A Night In Heaven **
The Nightmare Before Christmas *** ½
‘Night Mother **
Night Nurse ** ½
Night Of The Comet **
The Night Of The Hunter ****
Night of the Living Dead (1968) *** 1/2 
Night On Earth ** ½
The Night Riders (1939) * 1/2
Night Shift ** 1/2
Nights Of Cabiria *** 1/2
A Night To Remember *** 1/2
Night Train To Munich ** ½
The Night We Never Met * 1/2
9 (animated film 2008) ** ½
Nine (Daniel Day Lewis 2009) **
The Nine (doc at MOMA, unreleased) **
9 ½ Weeks *
Nine Months * 1/2 
1900 
1917 *** 1/2 
Nine to Five ***
Ninja Assassin *
Ninotchka ****
Nixon **
No (2013) ***
Nobody Knows ***
Nobody's Fool (1994) *** 
La Noche Avanza aka Night Falls (1952; dir Roberto Gavaldón) ** 
No Country For Old Men ***
Nocturna ** ½
Nocturnal Animals (2016) no stars
No Highway In The Sky ** ½ 
Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin ** 1/2 
Nomadland *** 1/2 
No Man’s Land (2001) *** 
Nope ** 1/2 
No Place To Go (1939) * 
North By Northwest *** 1/2
Northless ***
North Sea Texas (2011) ***
Nosferatu (1922) **** 
La Nostra Vita *** 
The Notebook **
Notes On A Scandal ** 1/2
Nothing But The Truth (at EbertFest) ** ½
Nothing In Common ** ½
Nothing Like The Holidays ** ½
Nothing Sacred ***
 No Time To Die ** 1/2 
Not One Less ***
Notorious ****
Notorious C.H.O. ** 1/2
Notting Hill **
Not Without My Daughter ** 
The Novicce *** 1/2 
Novocaine **
No Way Out (1987) ** 1/2
Nowhere Boy ** ½
Nurse Betty ** ½
Nuts **
The Nutty Professor (1963) ***
O (2001) ** 1/2
The Oath ***
Obit (2017) ***
The Objective ** ½’O Brother, Where Art Thou? ** 1/2
Observe And Report ** ½
Ocean’s Eleven (1960) *1/2
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) ***
Ocean’s Twelve * ½
Ocean’s Thirteen ** ½
October Sky ***
Octopussy **
Odd Man Out ***
Ode To Bill Joe **
An Officer and a Gentleman ***
Office Space *** 1/2
Of Gods And Men/Des Hommes Et Des Dieux ***
Of Mice and Men (1939) ***
Of Time and the City ***
Oh God ** 1/2
O'Horten ***
The Oklahoma Kid ***
Oldboy ***
The Old Dark House (1932) *** 
Old Hickory (1939 short) * 
Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt) **
The Old Man & The Gun (2018) *** ½
The Old Man And The Sea ** ½
Old School ** 1/2
Old Yeller ***
Oleanna **
Oliver Twist (1948) ***
Oliver! ***
Olivier Olivier *** 1/2
Olympia ****
The Omen (1976) * ½
On Borrowed Time (1939) * ½
On Dangerous Ground (1952) *** ½
Once ***
Once a Thief  ***
Once Around **
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) *** ½ 
Once Upon A Time...In Anatoloia *** 1/2 
Once Upon A Time In China *** 
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood ** 1/2 
Once Upon A Time In Mexico ** 1/2
Once Upon a Time in the West *** ½
Once Were Warriors ***
One Crazy Summer ** ½ 
One False Move 
One Fine Day **
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ***
One Hundred And One Dalmatians (1961) ** 1/2 
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) * 1/2 
127 Hours ** ½
One On One ** 1/2
One Third Of A Nation (1939) **
On Golden Pond ***
On Her Majesty's Secret Service * ½
Only Angels Have Wings ***
Only God Forgives (2013) ***
Only The Brave (2017) ***
On The Bowery (1957) ***
On The Town ****
On The Waterfront *** ½
Open Range ***
The Opposite Of Sex **
Orange County **
Ordet (1955) *** 1/2
Ordinary People *** 1/2
Orlando *** ½
Orphans **
Oscar & Lucinda *** 1/2
Oslo, 31 August **
Othello (1951) ***
Othello (1995) ** ½
The Others ** ½
The Other Side Of Hope (2017) ***/
The Other Side Of The Mirror: Bob Dylan Newport ****
The Other Side Of The Mountain **
Our Hospitality (1923) *** ½
Our Man Flint **
Our Man In Havana **
The Outlaw Josey Wales ***
Out Of Africa ** 1/2
Out of Sight (1998) *** ½
Out Of The Fog (1941) ***
Out Of The Past ****
Out Of Time **
The Out of Towners (1970) **
Outrage (1950) *
Outrageous Fortune **
The Outsiders **
Outside The Law/Hors La Loi ** 1/2
The Ox-Bow Incident *** ½
Oxford Blues * 1/2
The Pacific (HBO miniseries) ***/ 
Pacific Liner (1939) ** 
Paddington (2014) ** ½
Paddington 2 (2017) ** ½
The Page Turner * ½ 
Pain and Glory (Almodovar) ***
The Painted Veil (2006) *** 
The Painter and The Thief *** 
The Painting (2011) ** ½ 
The Paleface ***
Pale Flower (1964) *** ½
Pale Rider ** ½
Pal Joey ** 1/2
The Palm Beach Story **** 
Palm Springs ** 1/2 
Panama Lady (1939) * ½
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman **
Pandora’s Box *** 1/2
The Panic in Needle Park ***
Panic Room **
Pan's Labyrinth ****
The Paper **
Paper Moon *** 1/2
Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood ***
Paranoid Park **
Paranormal Activity **
ParaNorman *** 
Parasite *** 
Parenthood ***
Parents ***
Les Parents Terrible (1948) ***
The Parent Trap (1961) ** 1/2
Pariah ***
Paris, Texas ***
Parting Glances ** ½
Party Girl (1995) ** 1/2
A Passage to India *** 1/2
Passage To Marseille ** 1/2
Passion Fish ***
The Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928) *** 1/2
The Passion Of The Christ *
Passport To Pimlico ***
The Past (2013) ***
Pat and Mike ***
Pather Panchali ****
Paths Of Glory ***
Patience (After Sebald) **
The Patriot (2000) **
Patriot Games ** ½
Patti Cake$ (2017) ** ½
Patton ***
Paul Simon: The African Concert ** 1/2
Pearl Harbor * ½
Pecker **
Peeping Tom ***
Pee-wee's Big Adventure *** 1/2
Peggy Sue Got Married ***
The Pelican Brief **
Penelope (2008) *
The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) * 1/2
Pennies from Heaven (1981) ***
Pentecost (short) **
Pepe Le Moko ****
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief *
The Perez Family **
The Perfect Storm * ½
A Perfect World (*** ½ w Costner and boy; * ½ for rest)
Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer ***
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2013) **
Permanent Midnight **
Persepolis ***
Persona ***
Personal Best ** 1/2 
The Personal History Of David Copperfield * 1/2 
Persuasion *** ½
Peter Pan (1953) **
Peter’s Friends ** ½
Pete’s Dragon **
Petite Maman *** 1/2 
The Petrified Forest (1936) ** ½
The Phantom (1996) *
The Phantom Of The Opera (1925) ***
The Phantom Of The Opera (1943) ** ½
The Phantom Of The Opera (2004) *
Phantom Pain * ½
Phantom Thread (2017) ***
The Phenix City Story ** ½
Philadelphia **
The Philadelphia Story ****
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune ** ½
Philomena (2013) **
Pi ***
The Pianist (2002) **
The Piano ****
The Piano Teacher *** 1/2
Pickpocket ***
The Pick-up Artist **
Pickup On South Street *** 1/2
Picnic at Hanging Rock ***
The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945) ** ½
Pieces Of April **
Pièges (1939) ** ½
Pierrot Le Fou (Godard revival at BAM) ** ½
Pilgrims (Lithuanian drama) *** 1/2 
Pillow Talk **
Pina *** 1/2
Pineapple Express **
Pink Floyd -- The Wall (1982) **
The Pink Panther ***
The Pink Panther Strikes Again ** 1/2
Pinocchio (1940) *** 1/2
Piranha 3-D **
The Pirate Movie no stars
Pirate Radio * 1/2
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl ** 1/2
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest **
Pitch Perfect (2012) ** ½
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) * ½
A Place In The Sun ****
Places in the Heart ***
Place Vendome ***
Le Plaisir (1952) ***
Planes, Trains & Automobiles ** 1/2
Planet 51 *
Planet of the Apes (1968) *** 1/2 
Planet of the Apes (2001) *
Plan 9 From Outer Space no stars
Platoon ***
Play (2011) ***
The Player ***
Players no stars
Play Time *** ½
Pleasantville **
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies **
Pleasure *** 1/2 
Plenty *** 
The Plow That Broke The Plains (1936) * 1/2 
Pocahontas (1995) ** 1/2
A Poem Is A Naked Person doc (1974) *** 1/2 
Poetry ** 1/2 
Poetry of Nature: A Pete Smith Specialty (1939) * 
Point Break ***
Poison ***
Poison Ivy *
The Polar Express **
Police Story (1985) *** 1/2
Polisse ** 1/2
Politist, Adjectiv *** ½
Pollock **
Poltergeist ***
Ponyo ***
Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word (2018) ** ½ 
Popeye The Sailor: Customers Wanted (1939 animated short) ** 1/2 
Popeye the Sailor Man: Ghosks Is The Bunk (1939 short) * 1/2 
Popeye the Sailor Man: Hello How Am I (1939 cartoon short) * 
Popeye The Sailor Man: Leave Well Enough Alone (1939 cartoon short) * 1/2  
Popeye the Sailor Man: Never Sock A Baby (1939 cartoon) * 
Pork Chop Hill ***
Porky’s * ½
The Portrait Of A Lady (1996) ** ½ 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire *** 1/2 
The Post (2017) **
Postcards From The Edge **
Post Grad * 1/2
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Potiche (2010) ***
Powaqqatsi **
Powder ***
The Power Of One * ½ 
The Power Of The Dog ** 1/2 
A Prairie Home Companion ** 1/2
Precious ** ½
Prefontaine **
Prelude To A Kiss **
Premium Rush (2013) no stars
The Prestige **
Presumed Innocent ** ½
Pretty Baby **
Pretty In Pink ** 1/2
Pretty Woman **
A Price Above Rubies ***
Prick Up Your Ears ***
Pride and Prejudice (1940) *** ½
Pride & Prejudice (2005) **
Pride Of The Bluegrass (1939) **
The Pride Of The Yankees
Priest ***
Primal Fear ***
Primer ** ½
The Prince And The Pauper ***
The Prince Of Egypt **
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time *
Prince of the City ***
The Prince Of Tides **
The Princess And The Frog ** ½
The Princess Bride *** ½ 
La Princesse De Montpensier ** 
The Princess Diaries **
Princess Mononoke ** ½
The Princess Of Montpensier **
Prisoner Of The Mountains *** 1/2
The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937) ***
Private Detective (1939) * ½
A Private Function **
Private Lessons *
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes ** 1/2
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essez ** 1/2
The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee ** ½
Private Parts (1997) ** ½
Private Romeo ***
Prizzi's Honor *** 
The Producers (1968) ***
The Professional **
Project A ** ½
Project Nim *** 1/2 
La Promesse **** 
Promise Me This **

Promising Young Woman **

Proof ***
A Prophet ****
Prospero’s Books * ½
P.S. (2004) ** 1/2
Psycho (1960) *** 1/2 
Psycho (1960) live score w NY Philharmonic *** 1/2 
Public Enemies (2009) **
The Public Enemy (1931) *** 1/2
Pulp Fiction ***
Pumping Iron ***
Pump Up The Volume ** 1/2
Punch-Drunk Love *** ½
Purple Noon (1960) ***
Purple Rain ** ½ (for movie) but **** for concert sections
The Purple Rose of Cairo ****
The Pursuit of Happyness ***
Pushing Hands ** 1/2
Q & A ***
Q Planes aka Clouds Over Europe (1939) ***
Quantum Of Solace ***
The Queen ***
Querelle no stars
Quick Change ***
The Quiet American (2002) **
The Quiet Man ****
A Quiet Passion (2017) ***
A Quiet Place (2018) ** ½
Quills **
Quiz Show **** 
Quo Vadis, Aida? ** 1/2 
Rabbit Hole **
Rabbit-Proof Fence ***
Racing Dreams ***
Racing With The Moon ** 1/2
Radio Days *** 1/2 
Radio Hams (1939) (ham radio operators short) * 1/2 
Raging Bull ****
Ragtime **
Raiders of the Lost Ark ****
The Rainmaker (1997) ** 1/2
Rain Man ***
The Rains Came (1939) ** ½
Raise the Red Lantern ****
Raising Arizona *** 1/2 
Raising Victor Vargas ***
Raju (short) ** 1/2
Rally Round The Flag, Boys! (1958) *
Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018) ** ½
Rambling Rose ***
Rambo ** 1/2
Rambo: First Blood Part II ** ½
Rambo III * 1/2
Ran ****
Rango ***
The Rapture *** ½
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale ** 1/2
Rashomon ***
Ratatouille *** ½
Ratcatcher ***
Raw Deal (1948) ***
Rawhide
Ray ** ½ 
Raya and the Last Dragon ** 
RBG (2018) ***/
The Reader **
Read My Lips ***
Ready Player One (2018) *
The Real Dirt On Farmer John ***
Real Genius ** 1/2
The Real Glory ** ½
Reality Bites ***
Real Life ** ½
Re-Animator *** 1/2 
Rear Window ****
Rebecca ***
Rebel Without A Cause *** 1/2 
El Rebozo De Soledad aka Soledad's Shawl (1952; dir Roberto Gavaldón) ** 1/2 
Reckless (1984) no stars
The Reckless Moment (1949) ** 1/2
Red aka Three Colors: Red (1994) ****
Red Army (2014) *** ½
The Red Balloon ****
Red Dawn ** ½
Red Eye **
Red Planet (2000) *
The Red Riding Trilogy: 1974 **
The Red Riding Trilogy: 1980 ***/
The Red Riding Trilogy: 1983 ***
Red River ****  
Red Road ***
Red Rocket ** 1/2 
Reds *** ½
The Red Shoes ** ½
The Red Violin * ½
Reefer Madness (1936) *
Regeneration aka Behind the Lines ***
Reign Of Fire ***
Rejoice & Shout ***
Religulous ***
The Remains of the Day ***
Remember The Night (1940) ***
Remember The Titans **
Remo Williams…The Adventure Begins… *
Rent **
Repo Man ***
Repo Men **
Requiem For A Dream **
Rescue Dawn ** ½
The Rescuers (1977) * 1/2
Reservoir Dogs *** ½
Restlesss (2011) * 1/2
Restrepo **
The Return (2003) *** 1/2
The Return of Martin Guerre *** 1/2
Return Of The Jedi ***
The Return of The Pink Panther ***
The Revenant (2015) ** ½
Reversal of Fortune ***
Revolutionary Road ** 
Rewind ** 1/2 
Rhythm Romance aka Some Like It Hot *
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' (1971) ** 1/2 but final third ****
Ride Lonesome *** ½
The Rider  ** ½
Ride The High Country *** 1/2
Ride With The Devil: Director's Cut ***
Ridicule ** 1/2
The Right Stuff ****
Rio Bravo ** ½
Rio Grande ***/
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes *** 
Risk (docu) ***/
Risky Business *** 1/2 
The River (short film by Pare Lorentz) (1938) ** 
The River (1951, Renoir) ** 1/2 
A River Runs Through It ***  
The River (1951) ** 1/2 
River's Edge ***
The River Wild **
The Road Home ***
Road House (1989) *
Road To Morocco ***
Road To Perdition ** 1/2
Road To Rio ***
Road To Utopia ***
Road Trip ***
The Road Warrior ****
The Roaring Twenties *** 1/2
Robin and Marian ***
Robin and the 7 Hoods **
Robin Hood (2010) **
Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves **
Robinson Crusoe On Mars **
Robinson In Ruins (NY Film Fest) ***
RoboCop ** ½
Rob Roy ***
Rocco and His Brothers *** 1/2
The Rock * ½
The Rocketeer ** 1/2 
Rocketman ** 1/2 
Rocket Science ** 
Rocks (2021) *** 1/2 
Rocky *** 1/2
Rocky II **
Rocky III ** 1/2
Rocky IV *
Rocky Balboa **
The Rocky Horror Picture Show * ½ alone *** w crowd
Roger & Me ***
Roger Dodger ** ½
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ** ½
Role Models ** ½
Rollerball (1975) **
Roller Boogie no stars
Roma (2018) ** ½
Romancing the Stone ***
Roman Holiday (1953) *** 1/2 
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired *** 1/2
Romeo & Juliet (1968) *** ½
Romeo & Juliet (1996) ** 1/2
Rome, Open City *** ½
Romper Stomper ***
Ronin * 1/2
Room With A View ****
Rooster Cogburn ** ½
Rope **
The Rose ** 1/2
Rosemary's Baby ***
Rosetta *** ½
Rothaniel: Jerrod Carmichael *** 
Rough Riders’ Round-Up (1939) * 1/2
The Rounders (1965) **
'Round Midnight *** 1/2
Route Irish ** 1/2
Roxanne ***
The Royal Rodeo (1939 short) no stars
The Royal Tenenbaums ***
Rudo Y Cursi ***
Rudy *** 1/2 
Rules of The Game ****
Rumba ** 1/2
Rumble Fish **
Runaway Bride * 1/2
Runaway Train ***
Run For Your Life (NYC Marathon docu) ** 1/2
Run Lola Run *** 
Running On Empty (1988) *** 
The Run Of The Country **
Rush Hour ***
Rush Hour 2 **
Rushmore ****
The Russia House ** 1/2
Russian Ark *** 1/2 
A Russian Youth ** 1/2 
Rust And Bone ***/
Rusty Knife (1958) Japanese noir ***
Ruthless People ***
Saboteur ***
Sabrina (1954) ***
Sabrina (1995) * ½
The Saddest Music In The World (2004) ***
Sadie Thompson (1928 w live accompaniment) *** ½
Safe (1995) *** ½
Safety Last (1923) ***
The Saint (1997) *
The Saint In London ** 1/2
The Saint Strikes Back *** 
Salesman *** 1/2 
Salt **
Salvador (1986) ***
Same Time Next Year (1978) ** 1/2
Sammy And Rosie Get Laid *** 
Le Samourai *** 1/2 
Samson & Delilah (2009) ***
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto ***
Samurai II: Duel At Ichijoji Temple ***
Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island ***
Sangue Pazzo * 1/2
Sanjuro (1962) ***/
Sansho The Bailiff (1954) *** 
Sans Soleil (1983) ** 1/2
Santa Fe Trail (1940) ** 1/2
Sapphire (1959) ** 1/2
Saturday Night Fever ** 1/2
Savage Grace *
The Savages (2007) *
Saved! (2004) ** 1/2
Saving Face (short) ***
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) **
Saving Private Ryan ***
Say Amen, Somebody (1982) ****
Say Anything… ***
Scandal ***
Scarecrow *** 1/2
Scarface (1932) *** ½
Scarface (1983) **
The Scarlet Empress (1934) ***
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935) **1/2
Scent Of A Woman (1992) **
The Scent Of Green Papayas **
Schastye Moe/My Joy **
Schindler's List ***
Schizopolis **
The School Of Rock ***
The Science Of Sleep *
Scoop (2006) **
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World *** ½
Scream **
A Screaming Man **
Scrooged * 1/2 
The Sea Around Us (1953) ** 
Seabiscuit ***
The Sea Hawk ***
The Sea Inside ***
The Search (1948) ** 1/2
The Searchers ****
Searching For Sugar Man (2013) ** ½
Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus ***
Sea Scouts (1939 Disney short w Donald Duck) *
Seashore (2015) ***
The Sea Wolf (1941) ***
Second Act (2018) * ½
Secret Agent (1936) ***
Secret Agent (1996) ** (but great score)
Secret Honor (1984) *** ½
The Secret Life Of Pets (2016) ** ½
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947) **
The Secret Lives Of Dentists (2002) **
The Secret Of Dr. Kildare ** 1/2 
 The Secret Of NIMH (1982) ***
The Secret Of Roan Inish *** 1/2
Secrets & Lies ***
Secret Service Of The Air (1939) * 1/2
Secret Sunshine ***
Secret Window * ½ 
Seeing Red (1939 short w Red Skelton) * 
Selena **
Sense and Sensibility (1995) **** 
A Separation *** 1/2
Seraphim Falls **
Serbis no stars
Serendipity **
Serenity ***
Sergeant York ***
A Serious Man *** ½
Serpico ** ½
Seth’s Dominion (2014) ** ½
Se7en (1995) **
Seven Chances (1925) *** ½
The Seven Little Foys ***
Seven Men From Now ** ½
7 Plus Seven (1970) *** 1/2
Seven Pounds ** ½
Seven Samurai ****
17 Again *
17 Filles/17 Girls **
7th Heaven (1927) ***
The Seventh Seal *** 1/2
The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad ***
’71 ***/
Seven Up! (1964) ****
The Seven Year Itch * ½
Seven Years In Tibet **
Sex & Justice: Anita Hill Vs. Clarence Thomas ** 1/2
sex, lies and videotape **** 
Sexual Exiles (1999 short; 30min) *** 
Seymour: An Introduction ***
Sgt. Madden (1939) ** ½
The Shadow (1994) **
Shadowboxer * ½ 
Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs Of Bob Dylan film * 1/2; musical performance *** 1/2
Shadowlands (1993) ** 1/2
Shadow Of A Doubt *** ½
Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941) ***
Shadows And Fog * 1/2
Shaft (1971) ***
Shaft (2000) **
Shakespeare in Love *** ½
Shallow Grave (1994) ***
Shall We Dance (1937) *** ½
Shall We Dance? (1996) ***
Shame (2011) *
Shampoo *** ½
Shane (1953) ***
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ** 1/2  
Shanghai Express (1932) ***
Shanghai Noon (2000) ***
Shanghai Triad ***
The Shape Of Water (2017) **
Shattered Glass (2003) ** ½
Shaun Of The Dead ***
The Shawshank Redemption *** 
Shazam (2018) w Zoe * 1/2 
Sherlock Holmes (2009) ** ½
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011) **
Sherlock Jr. **** 
She’s All That **
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon *** ½
Shine ** 1/2
Shine A Light (Rolling Stones concert film) **
The Shining (1980) ***
Shining Through * ½
Shirkers (2018) ***
Shoah ****
Shock Corridor (1963) ***
Shoeshine (1946)
Shoot Em Up *
Shoot The Piano Player (at FF) ** ½
Shoot To Kill * 1/2
The Shop Around The Corner ****
Shopgirl **
Shoplifters (2018) ***\
The Shore (short) * ½
Shortbus * ½
Short Cuts ** 1/2
Shotgun Stories *** 1/2
A Shot In The Dark *** 1/2
Showgirls no stars or maybe ****
Shrek **
Shrek 2 **
Shutter Island * ½
Sicario (2015) **
Sicko ***
Sid & Nancy *** 1/2\
Side By Side (2012) ** ½
Sideways *** ½
The Siege **
Signs **
The Silence Of Lorna **
The Silence of the Lambs *** 1/2 
The Silent Army *
Silent Movie **
The Silent World ***
Silkwood ***
Silverado ***
Silver City (2004) ** 1/2
Silver Linings Playbook ***
Silver Streak **
A Simple Man ***
Simple Men (1992) *** 1/2
The Simpsons Movie ***
Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas * ½
Sin City ** ½
Singin’ In The Rain ***
A Single Man (2009) ***
Singles ** ½
Single White Female **
Sin Nombre ***
Sister Act **
The Sister Brothers (2018) ** ½
Sister Smile **
Sita Sings The Blues ***
Sitting Pretty ***
Six Degrees Of Separation * ½
Sixteen Candles ** 1/2
The Sixth Sense ***
Skoonheid/Beauty **
Sky Bandits (1986) *
Skyfall ***/
Slap Shot ***
Sleeper (1973) ***
Sleepers (1996) **
Sleeping Beauty (1959) ***
The Sleeping Beauty (2010) ** ½
Sleeping Beauty (2011) * 1/2
Sleepless in Seattle ***
Sleep With Me (1994) ***
Sleepy Hollow (1999) * 1/2
Sleuth (1972) ** 1/2
Sleuth (2007 remake) *
Sling Blade (1996) ***
Sliver (1993) *
Slow West (2015) ***/
Slumdog Millionaires ** ½
The Slut ** 
Small Axe: Mangrove ** 1/2 
Small Axe: Lovers Rock *** / 
Small Axe: Red, White And Blue 
Small Axe: Alex Wheatle 
Small Axe: Education 
Small Time Crooks * ½ 
A Small Town Idol (1921/1939) no stars 
Smashing The Money Ring (1939) **
Smiles Of A Summer Night (1955) *** 1/2
Smokey and the Bandit ** ½
Smooth Talk (1985) ***
The Snapper (1993) ***
Snatch ** ½
Sneakers **
Snowpiercer (2014) ***
Snowtown **
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) *** ½
Soapdish **1/2
The Social Network ***
Society Lawyer (1939) * 1/2
Solaris (2002) ***
A Soldier’s Story ***
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) **
Solomon Kane **
Some Kind Of Wonderful **
Some Like It Hot (1959) ***
Somers Town *** ½
Something’s Gotta Give ** ½
Something To Talk About **
Something Wild *** ½
Somewhere In Time **
Sommersby ** 1/2
Somos Lo Que Hay/We Are What We Are ***
The Son (2002) *** 1/2
The Song Of Bernadette ** ½
Song Of The South (1946) ***
Songs from the Second Floor **** 
Songs Of America (Simon & Garfunkel TV  special) ** 1/2
Song Sung Blue 1/2 ***
Son Of Frankenstein (1939) ***
Son Of Saul (2015) *** ½
The Sons Of Katie Elder ***
The Son's Room *** 1/2
Sophie's Choice *** 1/2
The Sorcerer's Apprentice *
Sorry To Bother You (2018) ** ½ 
Sorry We Missed You *** 1/2
Soul Kitchen ***
Soul Man (1986) ** 1/2 
Sound Of Metal *** 1/2 
The Sound Of Music (1965) ****
Source Code **
Southland Tales * 1/2
South Of The Border **
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut *** ½
Spacecballs ** 
The Spanish Prisoner ** 1/2
Spanking The Monkey ***
Spartacus (1960) ***
The Spectacular Now (2013) *** ½  
Spectre (2015) ***
Speed ***
Spellbound (1945) **
Spellbound (2003) ***
Spencer ** 1/2 
Spider (2002) * 1/2
Spider-Man (2002) ***
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) *** 
Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse (2018) *** ½
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) ***/ 
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) ** 1/2 
Spider-Man 2 (2004) *** 1/2
Spider-Man 3 (2007) ** ½
Spies Like Us * 1/2
The Spirit(2008)  -- no stars
Spirited Away ****
The Spirit Of St. Louis ***
The Spirit Of The Beehive (1973) *** ½
Splice ** ½
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie ***
Spring Fever **
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…And Spring ***
Spy In Black (1939) **
Spy Kids **
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold ***
The Squid and the Whale *** 1/2
Stagecoach ****
Stage Door (1937) ***
Stake Land **
Stakeout **
Stalag 17 *** 1/2
Standard Operating Procedure ***
Stand by Me ***
Stand Up And Fight (1939) **
Stanley And Livingstone ** ½
Stargate ** 
Star In The Night (1945) Don Siegel dir short * 1/2 
A Star Is Born (1937) *** 1/2
A Star Is Born (1954) *** 1/2
A Star Is Born (1976) **
A Star Is Born (2018) **
Starman ***
Star Maps **
Starship Troopers ***
Stars In My Crown (1950) ***
Starsky & Hutch (2004) **
The Stars Look Down (1939) ***
Starter For 10 (2006) **
Starting Out In The Evening **
Star Trek (2009) *** ½
Star Trek: Beyond (2016) ** ½
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) ***\
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) **
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan *** ½
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock ***
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home ** ½
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier **
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country **
Star Wars (1977) ****
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace *
Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones * 1/2
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith *1/2 
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ** 1/2 
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi ** 
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker * 1/2
State Of The Union (1948) *** 1/2
The Station Agent ***
Stax Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967 ***
Stealing Beauty **
Steel Magnolias (1989) ** ½
St. Elmo’s Fire **
The Stepford Wives (2004) * ½
Stepmom **
The Sting ****
Stones In Exile ** 1/2
Stop-Loss **
Stop Making Sense ****
Stories We Tell ***
Stormy Monday (1988) ** 1/2
The Story Of G.I. Joe ***
The Story of Qiu Ju ***
The Story of The Last Chrysanthemums (1939) ***
The Story Of Vernon and Irene Castle ***
Storytelling **
Straight Outta Compton (2015) ***/
The Straight Story ***
The Strange Case Of Angelica * ½
The Stranger (1946) ** ½
A Stranger Among Us * 1/2]
Stranger by The Lake (2013) * ½
Strangers On A Train ***
Stranger Than Fiction ** ½ (wimps out on finale)
Strawberry And Chocolate ** ½
Streamers ***
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) ***
Streets Of Fire ** ½
Strictly Ballroom ***
Stripes ***
Stronger Than Desire (1939) * 1/2
Stroszek *** ½
The Stunt Man ***
Submarine (2011) ** ½
Suddenly (1954) * ½
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) ** 1/2
Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music Of Islam ** 1/2
Sugar ***
The Sugarland Express ***
Sullivan’s Travels ** ½
Summer Lovers (1982) *
Summer 1993 *** ½
Summer Of '85 ** 1/2
Summer Of ’42 ** ½
Summer Of Soul *** 1/2 
The Sum Of Us **
The Sun ** ½
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) ***
Sunday’s Children (1992) *** 1/2
Sunrise ****
Sunset Blvd *** 1/2
Sunshine (2007) ** 
Sunshine State *** 1/2
Super ** 1/2
Superbad ***
Super 8 ** 1/2
Superman Returns * 1/2
Superman: The Movie ****
Superman II *** ½
Superman III * 1/2
Superman IV: The Quest For Peace *
Super Size Me ** 1/2
The Sure Thing ***
Surfwise **
Surrogates * ½
Suspect (1987) **
Suspicion (1941) ** 1/2
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007) * ½ 
Sweepstakes Winner (1939) no stars 
Sweet And Lowdown (1999) *** 
Sweet Country (2018) *** 1/2 
The Sweet Hereafter ***
Sweet Home Alabama * 1/2
Sweet Sixteen (2002) ***
Sweet Smell Of Success *** 1/2
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssssss Song **
Swimming Pool (2003) ** 1/2
Swimming To Cambodia *** ½
Swimming With Sharks **
Swing Cat's Jamboree (1938) w Louis Prima ** 
Swingers ***
Swing Time ****
Swiss Family Robinson (1960) ***
Swoon ***
Sylvia Scarlett **
Synecdoche, New York ** 1/2 
Synonyms (Israeli-French drama) ** 
Syriana ***
Tahrir **
Tail Spin (1939) * ½
Take Aim At The Police Van (1960) ***
Takedowns and Falls ** 1/2
Taken ** ½
Take Shelter ***
Take the Money and Run ***
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) *** 1/2
The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (2009) * 1/2
Taking Woodstock ** ½ 
The Tale (HBO, 2018) * 1/2 
A Tale Of Two Cities ***
Tales Of The Night (2011) *** ½
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby ***
The Tall T ***
Tamara Drewe ½ 
Tampopo *** 1/2 
Tangerine (2015) ***/
Tangled ***
Tango ***
Tanks A Million *
Taps ***
Tár ** 1/2 
Tarzan (1999) *** 1/2
Tarzan And His Mate *** 1/2
Tarzan The Ape Man (1932) ***
Taste of Cherry (1997) *** 1/2
Taxi Driver ***
Teen Titans! Go To The Movies (2018) ** ½
Tell No One ** 1/2 
Tell No Tales (1939) ** 1/2 
The Ten Commandments (1956) *** 1/2
Tender Mercies (1983) *** 1/2
Tender Son: A Frankenstein Tale * 1/2 
Tenet ** 
The Terminator ***
Terminator Salvation **
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines * 1/2
Terminator 2: Judgment Day *** 1/2
Terms of Endearment *** ½
Terribly Happy * 1/2
The Territory *** 1/2 
Terror Planet ***
The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse *** 1/2
Test Pilot
Tex ***
Tezuka Osamu Collection on DVD *** ½
That Obscure Object Of Desire ***
That Thing You Do! ***
That Wonderful Urge (1948) *
Thelma (2017) * ½
Thelma & Louise ***
The Theory Of Everything (2014) **
There's Something About Mary ***
There Will Be Blood *** 1/2
The Thief Of Baghdad ***
The Thin Blue Line *** 1/2 
The Thin Man ****
The Thin Red Line *** 1/2
The Thing ***
The Third Man **** 
They Drive By Night ***
They Live By Night
They Made Her A Spy * ½
They Made Me A Criminal (1939) * 1/2
They Made Me A Fugitive (1947) *** ½
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) **
They Were Expendable ***
They Won’t Forget (1937) ** 
The Thin Blue Line *** 1/2 
Things Change *** 1/2 
The Thin Red Line **** 
Thirst **
13 Assassins **
35 Shots Of Rum **
The 39 Steps *** 1/2
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould *** 1/2
This Christmas * ½
This Is England ***
This Is Spinal Tap ****
This Means War *
This Must Be The Place ***
This Sporting Life ***
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) ***
Thor (2011) ** 
Thor: The Dark World (2013) **
Thor: Ragnorak (2017) **
300 **
Three **
Three Billboards (2017) ** 
Three Colors: Blue *** 1/2 
Three Colors: Red **** 
Three Colors: White *** 
Three Days of the Condor ***
Three Kings *** 1/2
Three Men and a Baby **
The Three Musketeers (1974) *** 1/2
Three O'Clock High ***
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) ***/ 
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) ** 
3:10 To Yuma (1957) ****
3:10 To Yuma (2007) **
Thunder Afloat (1939) ** ½
Thunderball *** 
Tick, Tick...Boom ** 
The Tillman Story *** /
Tilt: The Battle To Save Pinball **
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas *** 1/2 
Time (Amazon doc) ***/ 
Time After Time ** 1/2
Time Bandits *** ½
Time Freak (short) ** 1/2
The Time Machine (1960) ** ½
The Time Machine (2002) * 1/2
The Times Of Harvey Milk *** 1/2
The Time That Remains *** ½
A Time To Kill **
Time to Leave ***
The Time-Traveler's Wife * ½ 
The Tin Drum (1979) (at Moma) ** 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) **** 
Tin Men ***
The Tin Star (1957) ***
Titanic (1997) ** ½
Titanic in 3-D ** 
Titicut Follies *** 
T-Men (1947) ** 1/2
To Be and To Have/Etre et Avoir ****
To Catch A Thief (1955) * 1/2
To Die For ***
To Die Like A Man *
Together *** 1/2
To Have And Have Not *** 1/2
To Kill A Mockingbird *** 1/2
Tokyo! *
Tokyo Drifter (1966) *** 1/2
Tokyo Sonata **
Tokyo Story (1953) ***
Tomka And His Friends (1977) *** 
Tomorrow Never Dies ***
Toni Erdmann (2016) ***/
Tony Takitani ***
Tootsie  ****
Top Gun ** 
Top Gun: Maverick ** 
Top Hat ****
Topper ***
Topper Takes A Trip *
Topsy-Turvy ****
Tora! Tora! Tora! ***
Torchy Blaine in Chinatown (1939) * ½
Torchy Blaine Runs For Mayor (1939) **
To Save A Life *
Total Recall * 1/2
To The Limit ** 1/2
To The Wonder (2013) ***
Toto Le Heros ***
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) *** 1/2
Touch Of Evil *** ½
A Touch Of Sin (2013 NYFF) ***
The Tourist *
Tournee/On Tour *
The Towering Inferno ***
The Town **
A Town Called Panic **
Toy Story ****
Toy Story 2 ****
Toy Story 3 *** ½ 
Toy Story 4 ***\ 
Traffic ** ½
Traffik (original miniseries) *** 1/2
Trainspotting *** 
Transformers *
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen no stars
Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon *
Travels With My Aunt (1972) *
Treasure Island (1934) *** 1/2
Treasure Island (1950) ***
Treasure Island (1999) *** 1/2 
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre ***
The Tree **
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ***
Treeless Mountain *** ½
The Tree Of Life ****
Tremors ***
The Trial Of Joan of Arc (1962) *** ½
The Tribe *** ½
The Triplets of Belleville *** 1/2
The Trip to Bountiful ***
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story ***
Triumph Of The Will *** 1/2
Tron (1982) **
Tropic Thunder * ½
The Trotsky **
Trouble In Mind ***
Trouble In Paradise ****
Trouble The Waters **
Trucker ***
True Grit (2010) ** ½
True Grit (1969) ** ½
True Lies **
The Truman Show ***
The Tsunami And The Cherry Blossom (short) **
Tuba Atlantic (short) ** 1/2
Tucker: The Man and His Dream ***
Tuesday, After Christmas *** 1/2
Tulpan ***
Turning Red *** 1/2 
12 Angry Men *** 1/2
Twelve O’Clock High *** 1/2
28 Days Later... ***
20 Feet From Stardom  (2013) ** ½
2046 ***
Twentieth Century ***
20th Century Women (2016) ***
21 Up! (1977) *** ½
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ** 1/2
2012 **
Twice In A Lifetime ***
Twilight *
Twilight: New Moon * 1/2
Twilight: Eclipse * 1/2 
The Twilight Samurai *** 
Twister * ½
Two Days, One Night (2014 at NYFF) ** ½
Two-Faced Woman (1941) * ½
Two Lovers **
Two Of Us (2020) *** 
2001: A Space Odyssey ****
Tyson ** ½
Uc Maymum ** 1/2
Ugetsu (1953) *** 1/2
Ulee's Gold ***
Umberto D ***
The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg ****
The Unbearable Lightness of Being ****
Unbroken (2014) **
Uncertainty (with JGL) **
Uncle Boonmee, Who Can Recall His Past Lives ** ½
Under African Skies ***
The Undercover Man (1949) ** 1/2
Underground *** 1/2
Under the Sand *** 
Undertow 
Underworld ***
Une Veille Miatresse *
Unforgiven ***
Union Depot (1932) ** 1/2
Union Pacific ***
United 93 ***
Un Poison Violent *** 
Unsettled: Seeking Refuge In America (doc) ** 1/2 
Unstoppable ***
Up *** 1/2
Up In The Air *** 1/2 
Us (w Luis) **\ 
The US Against John Lennon ** 1/2 
The U.S. And The Holocaust *** 1/2 
The Usual Suspects *** 
U2: Rattle and Hum *** 
Valentine's Day no stars
Vahalla Rising **
Valerian and the City Of A Thousand Planets (2017) *
Valley Girl ***
Vanilla Sky * 1/2 
The Vast Of Night *** 1/2 
Velvet Goldmine *** 1/2 
The Velvet Underground *** 1/2 
Vengeance ** ½
Vengeance (2022) ** 
Venus ** ½
Vera Drake *** 1/2
The Verdict ***
Vernon, Florida *** 1/2
Vertigo ***
V For Vendetta **
Vicky Cristina Barcelona ** ½
Victoria and Abdul (2017) *  
Victor/Victoria **** 
La Vie En Rose *** 
The Village * 1/2
Village Detective: A Song Cycle (2021) *** 
Vincent: A Life In Color **
Vincent & Theo ***
Vincere * ½
The Violent Men ***
Violent Saturday (1955) ** ½
Visages **
The Visitor *
Viva Las Vegas ***
Volver *** 1/2
Von Ryan’s Express ***
Voyeur (2017) ** 
Wadjda *** 1/2 
The Wages Of Fear ***
Waiting for Guffman ***
Waking Sleeping Beauty ***
The Walk (2015) **
Walkabout *** 
Walking On Water (doc on Christo) *** 
Walk The Line ** 1/2
WALL-E *** 1/2
Wall Street ***
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps * 1/2
Waltz With Bashir ***
War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) *** 1/2 
WarGames ***
Warm Bodies (2013) ***
The War of the Roses ***
War Of The Worlds (2005) ** ½
War Of The Worlds (1953) ** ½
Warrendale (1967) *** 1/2 
Warrior (2011) ** 1/2
The Warrior ***
The Warriors (1979) * 1/2
Watchmen **
Watch On The Rhine (1943) * 1/2
The Waterboy ** 1/2
The Waterdance ***
Water Lilies ***
The Way **
Way Down South *
Wayne’s World ** ½
Way To The Stars (1945) ***
We Are The Best! (2014) *** 1/2 
Weathering With You *** 
We Can't Go Home Again (Nicholas Ray) *
Wedding Crashers ** ½
Weekend ***
Welcome *** 
Welcome To Chechnya (doc) *** 
Welcome to the Dollhouse ***
Wendell & Wild ** 1/2 
Wendy and Lucy ** 1/2
We Need To Talk About Kevin ** ½
Went The Day Well (1942) ***
We Own The Night * ½
Werckmeister Harmonies *** 1/2 
Western Stars (Springsteen) ** 
West Side Story (1961) *** 1/2 
West Side Story (2021) **
Whale Rider ***
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? **
What Happened Was… ***
What Just Happened *
What's Eating Gilbert Grape ***
What's Up, Doc? *** 1/2
What's Wrong With Virginia *
What Time Is It There? ***
What We Did Is Secret ** (but Ashton Holmes ***)
What Women Want * ½
When A Woman Ascends The Stairs *** 1/2
When We Were Kings ***
Where in The World Is Osama Bin Laden? ** 
Where Is The Friend's House? (1987) *** 1/2 
Where The Sidewalk Ends ***
Where The Wild Things Are *** 1/2 
Whip It (Drew Barrymore roller derby) **
The Whistler (1944) * ½ 
The Whistlers ** 1/2 
White aka Three Colors: White *** 
White Fang ***
White Heat (1949) *** 1/2
White Irish Drinkers ***
White Material (good Tindersticks score) ** ½
The White Ribbon * ½
Whitney ** ½
Who Framed Roger Rabbit **** 
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talking About Him?) ***
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? ****
Who We Are Now  ***
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) **
Wild at Heart ***
Wild Boys Of The Road ***
The Wild Bunch *** 1/2
Wild Grass/Les Herbes Folles * 
Wildlife (2018) *** 1/2 
Wild Life (short) * 1/2 
Wild Reeds *** 1/2 
Wild Strawberries ****
Wild Tales (2014) *** ½
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) * ½
Willie Nelson's 4th Of July Celebration (1979) **
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) ** 1/2
Winchester ’73 *** ½
The Wind (1928 w Lillian Gish) ***
The Window ** ½
The Wind Rises  (2013 NYFF) ***/
The Wind That Shakes the Barley *** 1/2
The Wind Will Carry Us ***
Wings ** 1/2
Wings of Desire *** 1/2 
The Wings Of The Dove ***
Wings Of The Navy (1939) * ½
Winnebago Man **
The Winslow Boy (1999) *** 1/2
Winter's Bone *** ½ 
Win Win *** 
The Witch (2016) ** ½ 
The Witches aka Häxan (1922 Swedish film, saw 1968 edited version w live score) ** 1/2
Within The Law (1939) ** 1/2 

Withnail & I *** 1/2
Witness *** 1/2
The Wizard Of Oz ****
The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) ** ½ 
Wolf Walkers *** 
The Woman In Black (2012) ** 1/2
The Woman King (at drive-in) ** 1/2 
Woman Of The Year *** 1/2 
Woman's World (at MOMA w Noam) **
The Women (1939) ****
Women In The Wind (1939) **
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown ****
Women Talking *** 
Wonder Boys *** ½
Wonderstruck (2017) * ½
Wonder Wheel (2017) **\
Wonder Woman (2017) **
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? ***
The Woodsman *** 1/2
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music **** 
Word Is Out (1977) *** 1/2 
The World According to Garp *** ½
The World Is Not Enough * 1/2
The World Of Apu ***
World of Sound **
Wreck-It-Ralph (2013) **
The Wrestler ***
Written On The Wind (1956) ***
Wuthering Heights (1939) ** ½
Wu Xia aka Swordsmen aka Dragon ** ½
Wyoming Outlaw (1939) * ½
X-Games 3-D **
X-Men (2000) ** ½
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) **
X-Men: First Class (2011) **
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) ** 
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (1963) *** 1/2 
X2 **
XXX **
XXY *** 1/2
Yankee Doodle Dandy ***
The Yearling
The Year Of Living Dangerously ***
Year Of The Dog *
Yellow Submarine *** 1/2 
Yentl ***
Yes *** ½
Yes, My Darling Daughter (1939) * ½
Yi Yi ****
Yojimbo *** 1/2
Yossi & Jagger ***
You Can Count on Me **** 
Young Frankenstein ****
The Young Girls Of Rochefort ***
Young Mr. Lincoln ***
The Young Victoria *** 1/2
You Only Live Twice **
Your Friends & Neighbors *** 1/2
You, The Living ***
Youth In Revolt * ½
You’ve Got Mail **
Youth Without Youth no stars
You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger **
Y Tu Mamá También ****
Zelig ****
Zenobia (Laurel & Hardy) no stars
Zero Dark Thirty (2012) **
Zodiac **** 
Zola *** 1/2 
Zombieland ***
Zoolander **
Zootopia (2016) *** ½ 




TV 

Andor S1 **** 
Atlanta Season One *** 1/2 
Atlanta Season Two *** 1/2 


Better Call Saul S1 *** 1/2 



Chernobyl (HBO miniseries) *** 1/2
Country Music (Ken Burns doc) *** 

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance S1 ***  
Deadwood Season One **** 
Deadwood Season Two *** 1/2 
Deadwood Season Three *** 1/2 \ 
Deadwood The Movie *** 
Derry Girls S1 ***
Derry Girls S2 *** 
Derry Girls S3 *** 

The End of the F---ing World S1 *** 1/2  
The End of the F---ing World S2 **** 

Fleabag Season One *** 

Fleabag Season Two *** 1/2 

Heartstopper S1 *** 

Killing Eve Season Two ***\

The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power S1 ** 1/2 

The Mandalorian S1 ** 1/2 
Mindhunters Season One ***
Mindhunter Season Two *** 

Star Trek: Picard S1 ** 1/2 

Tiger King (Netflix doc) ** 1/2 



Updated December 31, 2022
Thru #6, 2023