watched 2014 Q4

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1.
Ida (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. (82 mins.)
 
2.
The Proud and the Beautiful (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic. (103 mins.)
 
3.
Barbara (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
4.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
5.
Heli (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Amat Escalante
 
6.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
7.
A Touch of Sin (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
8.
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
 
9.
The Medusa Touch (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Psychological thriller about a novelist, a telekinetic, who causes disasters simply by thinking about them. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
10.
Tom at the Farm (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. (102 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
11.
42nd Street (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
12.
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play. (97 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
13.
Tatort (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Im Schmerz geboren (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After more than 30 years, an old friend of Felix Murot appears back in Germany. (90 mins.)
 
14.
The Killers (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
15.
Gone Girl (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent. (149 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ watched 2014-10-16 Cinemaxx Hannover ” - rainer-61
 
16.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
17.
Footlight Parade (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
18.
Dames (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows. (91 mins.)
 
19.
Homeland (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Eight years after being listed as missing in action and presumed dead in Iraq, Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas Brody is found alive in an Al Qaeda prison... (55 mins.)
“ watched 2014-10-18 (Amazon streaming) ” - rainer-61
 
20.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Romantic antics abound among the guests at a luxury hotel, including a stage director, an eccentric millionaire, and the daughter of a financial backer. (95 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
21.
Calvary (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
“ watched 2014-10-23 (Raschplatz-Kinos) ” - rainer-61
 
22.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
“ watched 2014-10-30 (Raschplatz-Kinos) ” - rainer-61
 
23.
Interstellar (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ watched 2014-11-06 (Cinemaxx Raschplatz) ” - rainer-61
 
24.
Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. (124 mins.)
“ watched 2014-11-07 (Hochhauskino) ” - rainer-61
 
25.
Mr. Turner (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ watched 2014-11-14 (Raschplatz-Kinos) ” - rainer-61
 
26.
Spies (1928)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
27.
Force Majeure (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
“ watched 2014-11-27 (Kino im Künstlerhaus) ” - rainer-61
 
28.
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
29.
The Zero Theorem (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ watched 2014-12-09 Astor Grand Cinema ” - rainer-61
 
30.
The Vanishing (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ watched 2014-12-12 (Criterion Blu-ray) ” - rainer-61
 
31.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
32.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ watched 2014-12-16 (Astor Grand Cinema) ” - rainer-61
 
33.
The Homesman (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her. (122 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
“ watched 2014-12-27 (Raschplatz-Kinos) ” - rainer-61
 
34.
Fargo (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND. (53 mins.)
“ season 1, ep. 1-5 (2014-12-31 on Netflix) ” - rainer-61