2014: A Movie Diary

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1.
The Night of the White Pants (2006)
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The patriarch of a distinguished but crumbling Dallas family is forced to hit the town with his daughter's punk rock boyfriend. (87 mins.)
Director: Amy Talkington
“ 01. January
5/10
Messy & clueless family comedy/drama. ” - lesabl2003
 
2.
Collaborator (2011)
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A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con. (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Donovan
“ 01. January
7/10
One of the best ''hostage situation'' movie you can stumble upon these days. ” - lesabl2003
 
3.
Splinter (2008)
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Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
“ 01. January
6/10
Solid indie horror. ” - lesabl2003
 
4.
Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship...
Director: Adam Cornelius
“ 02. January
8/10
Great documentary. Interesting, entertaining and fun. ” - lesabl2003
 
5.
The Last Ride (2011)
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At the end of 1952, with the best years of Hank Williams's career behind him, he hires a local kid to drive him through the Appalachian countryside for a pair of New Years shows in West Virginia and Ohio. (102 mins.)
Director: Harry Thomason
“ 02. January
8/10
Good buddy/road move. Very low-budget, but Hank Williams sure won't roll in his grave for this one. ” - lesabl2003
 
6.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
“ 03. January
4/10
Same crap, third time. ” - lesabl2003
 
7.
Runner Runner (2013)
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When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur. (88 mins.)
Director: Brad Furman
“ 03. January
3/10
Another ''I used to be a big shot, but I peek through the curtains'' movie. Poor. ” - lesabl2003
 
8.
Public Enemy (2002)
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Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond... (138 mins.)
Director: Woo-Suk Kang
“ 04. January
4/10
Incoherent, way too long and quite dull. ” - lesabl2003
 
9.
The Spectacular Now (2013)
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A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl." (95 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
“ 04. January
8/10
Pleasant surprise. Now, it's not spectacular, but it's really, really good. ” - lesabl2003
 
10.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
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In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
“ 05. January
7/10
Honest book adaptation and nice directorial debut for Daniel Auteuil. ” - lesabl2003
 
11.
The Butterfly (2002)
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This is the story of a young girl named Elsa who was raised by a single mother (Isabelle) in the city... (85 mins.)
Director: Philippe Muyl
“ 05. January
5/10
Old and wise man teaching a little girl a valuable life lessons in wild nature. This is a great movie - for children from 5 to 10. ” - lesabl2003
 
12.
George Washington (2000)
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A group of children, in a depressed small town, band together to cover up a tragic mistake one summer. (89 mins.)
“ 06. January
2/10
It's art. With a capital F. ” - lesabl2003
 
13.
I'm Not Scared (2003)
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A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner. (108 mins.)
“ 06. January
7/10
Too stylized and polished for the subject. Other than that, it's a solid coming of age mystery drama. ” - lesabl2003
 
14.
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
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Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. (132 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ 06. January
6/10
When Vincent D'Onofrio gets killed at the very beginning - that is not promising! ” - lesabl2003
 
15.
Kikujiro (1999)
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A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. (121 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
“ 07. January
6/10
Non-violent, heartwarming and lighter side of Takeshi Kitano. Mixed result. ” - lesabl2003
 
16.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
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A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
“ 07. January
4/10
When you're revisiting movies that you liked when you were a kid, surprises are inevitable. Well, this was an unpleasant surprise! ” - lesabl2003
 
17.
Bad Grandpa (2013)
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86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father. (92 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
“ 09. January
7/10
Combination of Jackass (less) and Sacha Baron Cohen projects (more). A seesaw of very good and very bad jokes and gags, but a couple of precious and hilarious moments prevails. ” - lesabl2003
 
18.
Enough Said (2013)
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A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. (93 mins.)
“ 09. January
8/10
Typical Nicole Holofcener movie. Almost always solid good. ” - lesabl2003
 
19.
PVC-1 (2007)
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Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism. (85 mins.)
“ 10. January
9/10
Well, this must be the peak of latin cinema naturalism. It's a true story, set in real time and filmed on location in a single take. ” - lesabl2003
 
20.
Blue Jasmine (2013)
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A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love... (98 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 11. January
4/10
Just another Woody Allen in a row. ” - lesabl2003
 
21.
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012 Documentary)
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws. (96 mins.)
Director: Matthew Cooke
“ 12. January
5/10
Very innovative, shocking, informative, fresh, provocative & educational. If you're wearing diapers. ” - lesabl2003
 
22.
Funeral Kings (2012)
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Two altar boys decide to play hooky after serving at a series of funerals. (85 mins.)
“ 12. January
9/10
Just great! ” - lesabl2003
 
23.
August: Osage County (2013)
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A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (121 mins.)
Director: John Wells
“ 13. January
3/10
A thousand times chewed up story, so nothing left in this one. ” - lesabl2003
 
24.
The Priest's Children (2013)
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A young priest gets an idea to pierce condoms before they are sold in order to increase the birth rate of his island. (96 mins.)
Director: Vinko Bresan
“ 14. January
7/10
Nice and simple (Fellini style) satire. ” - lesabl2003
 
25.
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. (85 mins.)
Director: Ryan Coogler
“ 14. January
7/10
Acupuncture movie that pushes the right spots. It's very effective, but it's also very manipulative. ” - lesabl2003
 
26.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford. (25 mins.)
“ 14. Januray
5/10
Not that good. Just a modest, nerdy, baby steps for Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. But, a few important steps, considering... ” - lesabl2003
 
27.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
“ 15. January
7/10
Subtle little drama. ” - lesabl2003
 
28.
Silent Running (1972)
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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft. (89 mins.)
“ 15. January
5/10
Interesting enough and nothing special. ” - lesabl2003
 
29.
The Salt of Life (2011)
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Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life. (90 mins.)
“ 16. January
7/10
Charming follow up for great ''Mid-August Lunch''. ” - lesabl2003
 
30.
The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
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In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family. (130 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
“ 16. January
6/10
Masterpiece. If you close your eyes for about first 100 minutes. ” - lesabl2003
 
31.
About Time (2013)
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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think. (123 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ 17. January
1/10
Diarrhea or diarrhoea (from the Greek διάρροια, δια dia "through" + ρέω rheo "flow" meaning "flowing through") is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day. The most common cause is gastroenteritis or watching ''About Time''.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diarrhea ” - lesabl2003
 
32.
Disconnect (2012)
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A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. (115 mins.)
“ 18. January
1/10
... Drugs are bad, m'kay - Traffic (2000)/Requiem for a Dream (2000). Racism are bad, m'kay - Crash (2004). Internet are bad, m'kay - Disconnect (2012). M'kay? M'kay... ” - lesabl2003
 
33.
Sexmission (1984)
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Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women. (117 mins.)
“ 19. January
6/10
Not bad for 30-year old Polish SF satire. This rusty disco ball still shinnin'. In ''The Matrix'' trilogy, Michael Bay's ''The Island''... ” - lesabl2003
 
34.
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)
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As a Labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu and Mitsuko Nii, who work as volunteers... (100 mins.)
Director: Yôichi Sai
“ 20. January
5/10
OK, but it's mainly for kids. ” - lesabl2003
 
35.
American Hustle (2013)
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A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia. (138 mins.)
“ 20. January
3/10
All dressed up and going nowhere. ” - lesabl2003
 
36.
Kontroll (2003)
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A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love. (105 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ 21. January
7/10
Bizarre and surreal noir comedy/drama. Interesting blend of influences. ” - lesabl2003
 
37.
The Citizen (2012)
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An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Kadi
“ 21. January
1/10
Pathetic. Almost a parody of itself. ” - lesabl2003
 
38.
The Croods (2013)
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After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. (98 mins.)
“ 21. January
2/10
Another ''cocaine animation''. Fast, loud and mindless!!! ” - lesabl2003
 
39.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
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When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
“ 21. January
1/10
''The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'' is A MASTERPIECE!!! Oh, no! It's just a daydream. ” - lesabl2003
 
40.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
“ 22. January
10/10
Pure thriller. ” - lesabl2003
 
41.
Escape Plan (2013)
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When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside. (115 mins.)
“ 22. January
6/10
Good old B movie with good old A stars. ” - lesabl2003
 
42.
A.C.O.D. (2013)
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A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family. (88 mins.)
“ 23. January
8/10
Nice little comedy. ” - lesabl2003
 
43.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ 24. January
8/10
Herzog's abstract and poetic vision of Kaspar Hauser legend. Strange and great. ” - lesabl2003
 
44.
A Single Shot (2013)
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The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood. (116 mins.)
“ 24. January
4/10
Tries so hard to look like Sam Raimi's ''A Simple Plan'' or Cohen brother's ''No Country for Old Men''. ” - lesabl2003
 
45.
Café de Flore (2011)
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A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love. (120 mins.)
“ 25. January
4/10
When all the pieces of this mosaic structure comes together, you won't get much of a picture. ” - lesabl2003
 
46.
Shotgun Stories (2007)
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Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father... (92 mins.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
“ 25. January
9/10
Out of time film. ” - lesabl2003
 
47.
Lincoln (2012)
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As the War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. (150 mins.)
“ 26. January
3/10
Quite boring. ” - lesabl2003
 
48.
The Weather Underground (2002 Documentary)
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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. (92 mins.)
“ 26. January
7/10
Archive footage edited with a couple of interviews, but it's interesting. Far more interesting than Redford's "The Company You Keep". ” - lesabl2003
 
49.
The Smell of Success (2009)
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A comedy about manure salesmen in 1960s heartland America. (96 mins.)
Director: Larry Smith
“ 26. January
3/10
Silly, cartoonish farse about manure sellers. That's all folks! ” - lesabl2003
 
50.
The Family (2013)
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The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. (111 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ 27. January
1/10
It looks like some kind of retarded, goofy, fantasy ''GoodFellas'' sequel. ” - lesabl2003
 
51.
Waydowntown (2000)
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A group of young employees bet a month's salary, winner takes all, on who can last the longest without going outside. (87 mins.)
Director: Gary Burns
“ 28. January
5/10
Standing still and scratching bunch of ideas that was thrown around. ” - lesabl2003
 
52.
Anatomy (2000)
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Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body... (103 mins.)
“ 28. January
3/10
Idiotic American thriller - made in Germany. ” - lesabl2003
 
53.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 29. January
3/10
This Godard's noir dystopian exercise doesn't look very well today. ” - lesabl2003
 
54.
How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication... (107 mins.)
“ 29. January
7/10
Hard to watch. ” - lesabl2003
 
55.
In a World... (2013)
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An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé. (93 mins.)
Director: Lake Bell
“ 29. January
7/10
Nice writer/director debut for Lake Bell. ” - lesabl2003
 
56.
Intermission (2003)
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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
“ 30. January
7/10
Uneven. More ups than downs. ” - lesabl2003
 
57.
Charlie Countryman (2013)
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While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex. (103 mins.)
Director: Fredrik Bond
“ 31. January
1/10
Superbad ” - lesabl2003
 
58.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ 31. January
7/10
Very tense with some propaganda underneath. Engaging and entertaining enough. ” - lesabl2003
 
59.
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ 01. February
8/10
Simple and subtle. ” - lesabl2003
 
60.
At Middleton (2013)
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Two parents fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour. (99 mins.)
Director: Adam Rodgers
“ 01. February
6/10
Cute and honest little comedy/drama, despite the clichés and stereotypes. ” - lesabl2003
 
61.
Clear History (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A disgraced former marketing executive plots revenge against his former boss, who made billions from the electric car company they had started together. (101 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ 02. February
6/10
OK comedy with some very funny (''Curb Your Enthusiasm'') moments. ” - lesabl2003
 
62.
The Parking Lot Movie (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The... (74 mins.)
Director: Meghan Eckman
“ 03. February
9/10
Lucid and hilarious look at contemporary society through the eyes of a parking lot (attendants). Excellent! ” - lesabl2003
 
63.
Best Man Down (2012)
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A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Koland
“ 03. February
1/10
Out of focus, amateur screenwriting, awful directing, pathetic acting, clumsy editing... ” - lesabl2003
 
64.
The Shootist (1976)
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A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity. (100 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ 04. February
10/10
Masterpiece in so many ways. And, as time goes by, it just getting better and better. ” - lesabl2003
 
65.
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. (88 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ 04. February
7/10
Good film. Not amongst Welles' best, though. ” - lesabl2003
 
66.
The Kings of Summer (2013)
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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. (95 mins.)
“ 05. February
3/10
Promising start and from that point it just goes down, almost to the bottom. ” - lesabl2003
 
67.
War, Inc. (2008)
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A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice President... (107 mins.)
Director: Joshua Seftel
“ 05. February
3/10
Cheap SF war satire. ” - lesabl2003
 
68.
Devil's Pass (2013)
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A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there. (100 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ 06. February
3/10
Renny Harlin found some footage. ” - lesabl2003
 
69.
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
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A group of scientists investigate a deadly new alien virus before it can spread. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ 07. February
7/10
Slow moving, but good SF medical thriller. ” - lesabl2003
 
70.
Ender's Game (2013)
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Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. (114 mins.)
Director: Gavin Hood
“ 07. February
2/10
Teenage Matrix Starship Troopers ” - lesabl2003
 
71.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
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A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction. (112 mins.)
Director: Stuart Blumberg
“ 08. February
5/10
You really shouldn't have. ” - lesabl2003
 
72.
Starter for 10 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
“ 08. February
6/10
Not bad for a movie you've already watched for dozens of times. ” - lesabl2003
 
73.
El bonaerense (2002)
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A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
“ 09. February
7/10
Interesting cop drama that just needs more flesh on its bones. ” - lesabl2003
 
74.
The Innkeepers (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ 09. February
7/10
Playful ghost story. Very enjoyable. ” - lesabl2003
 
75.
A Hijacking (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
“ 10. February
7/10
Good, but falls short of great. ” - lesabl2003
 
76.
Europa Report (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon. (90 mins.)
“ 10. February
4/10
Spoiler Alert!!!
Up there on Jupiter's moon Europa, they found something extraordinary - funky, disco shiny octopus!!! ” - lesabl2003
 
77.
In the Bedroom (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. (130 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
“ 11. February
7/10
Climbing up, very slowly, for a little masterpiece. And then, at the very end - just falls down. ” - lesabl2003
 
78.
High Sierra (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. (100 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ 12. February
9/10
Genuine classic, dated just in a few details. ” - lesabl2003
 
79.
Last Vegas (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Four friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal. (105 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
“ 13. February
4/10
The Hangover Part LVIII ” - lesabl2003
 
80.
5150 rue des Ormes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike... (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Tessier
“ 13. February
1/10
Kindergarten jaw-dropping. ” - lesabl2003
 
81.
All Is Lost (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. (106 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ 14. February
2/10
The title says it all. ” - lesabl2003
 
82.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen. (91 mins.)
Director: Rolfe Kanefsky
“ 15. February
5/10
Trashy B horror (auto)parody with some interesting stuff. ” - lesabl2003
 
83.
The Atomic States of America (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island -- a nuclear-reactor community. (95 mins.)
“ 15. February
5/10
Different people retelling the same thing over and over again. ” - lesabl2003
 
84.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 15. February
3/10
''GoodFellas'' for brokers. Disgusting! ” - lesabl2003
 
85.
Gravity (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ 16. February
6/10
Ordinary survival story set in extraordinary surroundings with some very cheap symbolism. ” - lesabl2003
 
86.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Texas. Loosely based on a true story. (90 mins.)
“ 16. February
7/10
Still crazy after all these years! ” - lesabl2003
 
87.
The Big Bad Swim (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of Connecticut locals enroll in an adult-education beginner's swim class. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishai Setton
“ 17. February
5/10
Somewhere between good indie and crappy TV movie. ” - lesabl2003
 
88.
Carrie (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ 17. February
5/10
Almost the same as Brian de Palma's version, but without that psychedelic 70's touch. Unnecessary. ” - lesabl2003
 
89.
Russian Ark (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years. (99 mins.)
“ 18. February
7/10
Dreamlike tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Interesting and complex experiment that doesn't really match Sokurov's sky high ambition. ” - lesabl2003
 
90.
The Blockhouse (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year. (93 mins.)
Director: Clive Rees
“ 18. February
9/10
Dark as a Dungeon. Ironically, this movie suffer the same fate as its characters - lost and forgotten. ” - lesabl2003
 
91.
Sightseers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ 19. February
3/10
Black British indie comedy. And, somehow, it's bad. ” - lesabl2003
 
92.
They Came Back (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them. (102 mins.)
Director: Robin Campillo
“ 19. February
3/10
Slow. In every possible meaning of that word. ” - lesabl2003
 
93.
Pairan (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kangjae, a small time gangster receive a news that his wife Failan is dead. Failan, his wife who he never met. (115 mins.)
“ 21. February
8/10
Very strange and very unusual love story. The great one. ” - lesabl2003
 
94.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
“ 21. February
6/10
Jared Leto's magnificent performance in a rather pointless movie. ” - lesabl2003
 
95.
John Dies at the End (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ 22. February
2/10
Complete and utter mess. ” - lesabl2003
 
96.
Machete Kills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (107 mins.)
“ 22. February
5/10
Another two hour jerk-off with couple of funny moments. ” - lesabl2003
 
97.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. (125 mins.)
“ 22. February
5/10
Fairytale about a book fairytale becoming the movie fairytale. ” - lesabl2003
 
98.
Nothing (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ 23. February
2/10
Yep, it's Nothing. ” - lesabl2003
 
99.
Old Boy (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason. (104 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ 23. February
3/10
Original is twice as better than this one. ” - lesabl2003
 
100.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ 24. February
9/10
The only truly great thing that came out of the stupid Dogme 95 concept. ” - lesabl2003