Lists by Kraemorr
Only 6 movies watched this month, I'm having a real slow movie year. Though this month I've gotten to add a couple of Kevin Smith films to my list as well as films by Guillermo del Toro and Sidney Lumet.
As with January I only saw 3 films for the whole month. That brings only a pitiful total of 22 for the first quarter of the year.
This month I watched 16 films, a big improvement over 3 from January. I lot of Oscar contenders in this lot including the deserved winner Birdman which I consider to be the best film since 2011's Hugo. Also classics from Robert Altman, Georges Franju and Cameron Crowe.
Well tennis really took over my life in January. I managed a mere total of 3 films for the whole month, a terrible effort I know. But it was great seeing Martina Hingis win another Australian Open trophy 18 years after her first one... anyway back onto films. In 2013 I only watched 4 films in the first month and went on to have my most productive year since my dole bludging days over a decade ago, so here's hoping that tradition continues...
Well, December has proven fruitful for the second year running. 23 films for 2014 compared to a massive 30 for December 2013. Still it only left me on 140 films for the year which is rather dismal. I haven't had such a poor performance since 2009 when my love of Texas Hold-Em Poker overtook all else and only managed 59 films.
Anyway, this list includes such heavyweights as Roman Polanski, David O. Russell, Luc Besson, Paul Verhoeven and Pedro Almodovar. No masterpieces quite but the latest films from Richard Linklater and David Fincher came close. The worst film was easily the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that was too worried about showing haphazard cgi to actually engulf you in a decent plot.
This month I made it to 15 films, which is the most I've managed since Feb '14, and only racking up 117 films total for the year I need to break that number in December. Some big names I watched in November; Francois Ozon, Oliver Stone and John Huston. Huston directed the best film I saw and an Adam Sandler vehicle was the worst.
Only 8 for October, but I managed to get up to 102 films for the year, though way down on my 131 at the same time last year. I did manage to watch a couple of great films by Howard Hawks and Francois Ozon however which certainly makes watching movies worthwhile.
Also of note, I rewatched Poltergeist for Halloween and upped my score from an 8 to a 9. A lot of humour I missed the first time around when I saw it as a teenager, and some real clever shots. Also a lot of genuine scares that so-called horrors these days are missing, it's all about how gory it can be today. Great film.
So much for my supposed movie marathon I was meant to have, only another 12 films for the year added. Again many well known directors like Tarkovsky, Wes Anderson, Elia Kazan and Terry Gilliam.
Only 12 more films added, going to have to get into a movie marathon soon to try and catch up for the year. I did manage to see a couple of films with big name directors like Nicolas Roeg, Howard Hawks and Darren Aronofsky.
Nine more films to my list bringing my total for the year up to 70. Will have to get cracking, as 70 is rather low by the end of July and is the lowest number I've watched since my dismal year in 2009.
Only 5 movies watched in June, so that only brings my total up to 61 for the year and 4104 all time.
10 more movies added to my movies seen list, which brings my year-to-date total to 56 and my all-time total 4099. A couple of notable directors included this month are Roman Polanski and Federico Fellini.
Only 6 movies seen in April, though one of them was my 45th film from Alfred Hitchcock.
It was looking like a really slow month but I managed to watch 5 movies in the last 4 days to make it a little more respectable (though two of the movies should have been one). So a total of 10 movies watched for the month which makes 40 for the year.
Another month, another solid 15 films. Still mostly 2013 films, but manage to add a couple of 80's classics like Barfly and RoboCop (that's right, I'd never seen RoboCop until now). Saw some terrific films but none more so than Alexander Payne's Nebraska. Then there's the other end of the spectrum, one-time director Joe Alves directing Jaws 3, some people's idea of a camp classic, but other than a young Lea Thompson this film has nothing to offer. Anyway, on to it so I can start my movie watching for March.
I managed 15 films in January, which easily surpassed the films I saw in January '13 & '12 combined but failed to reach the 24 I saw in 2011. 12 of the 15 were from 2013, just trying keep up with awards season. The best film I saw was The Wolf of Wall Street and would be my vote for the Oscar but I know it doesn't have a chance against the far inferior films Gravity, American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave.
A very productive month for me, I hit the 30 mark. I don't think I've seen 30 films in one month for a number of years but I had the whole month off work which certainly helped. I got to add some more big names to my lists, such as Chaplin, Peckinpah, Bertolucci, Preminger and Spike Lee. Saw a couple of masterpieces such as Steve McQueen's Shame and saw a couple of crap films such as Kevin Smith's Cop Out. Most of the films I saw are at least recommendable to great, only 2 films fell below the 6/10 mark.
With The Wolf of Wall Street almost here I thought I would make this list. I wonder if TWoWS will make it on this list, it's a high quality top 10. Also, I have seen every feature film that Scorsese has made thus far but I'm sure many will disagree with this list as it only features 3 pre-90's films but that's life.
Note: This list does not feature shorts or docos.
After slacking it for the first 8 days of the month I got into it and ended up watching 19 films for the remaining 22 days. Added 2 films each from Woody Allen, Brian De Palma and Clint Eastwood to my watched list. Other notable directors include Jean-Pierre Melville, William Wyler and Ridley Scott. The best film I saw was Frailty, Bill Paxton's under-seen gem from 2002. The least film I saw was So Undercover, a Miley Cyrus vehicle. And R.I.P. Paul Walker.
I ended up seeing 15 films in October, but 11 of them were in the last week, so I was slacking off a bit. This month there weren't too many notable directors (Woody Allen, Tony Scott and Brian De Palma the only big names) but a number of films that I've been meaning to see that I finally did.
My rankings for the following list;
2. Dressed to Kill
3. Hannah and Her Sisters
4. Risky Business
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. The Muppets
10. The Grey
11. Lars and the Real Girl
12. Liberal Arts
13. Purple Rain
14. Real Steel
A much better month for me, a total of 19 films I watched. The best film I saw was Holy Motors. The least was Grown Ups.
Another slacker month, 3 in a row I know, but hopefully will pick it up this month. In August though, I did manage to add an Altman, Raimi and Allen film to my list of movies and most excitedly I saw Scorsese's The King of Comedy, which now means I have seen EVERY feature-length Scorsese film. Onto the list...
So July turned into an even slacker month for me than June. I managed 7 movies in June compared to only 5 in July. I guess you gotta have a break sometimes. I did get to see a couple of noteworthy films though, such as Todd Solondz's debut and Warren Beatty's last of his 4 directorial efforts.
A very slow month for me after a very hectic May... But I did get to watch my 44th film from Alfred Hitchcock which is always a big deal to me, only a few more to go now... and I got to watch my 29th and 30th Woody Allen film. Two of the finest to directors to have ever lived and very prolific too which is always a bonus.
Quite a prolific movie-watching month for myself. 24 films in total, one masterpiece and a couple of 6's but the rest fairly solid 7's and 8's. Some notable directors include Peter Jackson, Fritz Lang, John Hughes, Wes Anderson and Ron Howard's debut feature film.
Only 12 films for April. Finally got to see a couple of classics from my favourite directors, namely Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Charlie Chaplin, and also the latest from another fave Todd Solondz. Very impressed with newish films Paul, Seven Psychopaths and Arbitrage (which includes possibly Richard Gere's finest performance to date). Finally another modern masterpiece in End of Watch as well, first recent 10/10 film I've seen since Django Unchained. And a little underwhelmed (but still liked) by Anna Karenina, The Sapphires and especially Looper because I was REALLY wanting to see that one but one too many holes in script and the destruction of Gordon-Levitt's face to look like a young Bruce Willis was way too distracting to fully delve into. Also Mental... Don't really know what to make of it, didn't really like it at first but I must say it really endeared itself to me only an Aussie movie could, so some really crazy bizarre stuff but likeable. Overall a good month as I didn't see a single film under a 7/10.
All the movies I saw for a first time in March 2013, a total of only 11 films. Best Film: Cloud Atlas Least Film: The Omen [Remake]
A very prolific month for me due to the Oscars. 28 films in total. Best Film: Django Unchained Least Film: Starship Troopers 3
Films I saw for a first time in Jan 13, though the list is rather small because of all the tennis in Australia throughout the month.
Movies Viewed: 4
Best Movie: Side by Side
Least Movie: Contraband
Films I saw for a first time in December 2012.
Films Viewed: 14
Best Film: The General
Least Film: Like Crazy
Films I saw for a first time in Nov. 2012: 25...
Best Film: Forgetting Sarah Marshall... Least Film: An American Haunting
I have seen only 17 films featuring Al Pacino, these are are my top 10 featuring Pacino in a prominent role.
Currently I have seen 46 featuring De Niro in one way or another. These are my top 15 films featuring De Niro in a prominent role.
All the films I saw for a first time in October 2012. I saw 14 films. The best film was Certified Copy, the worst film was Red Surf (though it wasn't that bad).
Movies Viewed: 17 Best Movie: Melancholia Worst Movie: Old Dogs
Films Viewed: 14
Best Film: Submarine
Worst Film: Too Young to Die?
All the films I saw for the first time in July 2012. Number of Films Seen: 11 Best Film: Drive Worst Film: Project: Kill
All the films I saw for the first time in June 2012.
Number of Films Seen: 15
Best Film: Sucker Punch
Worst Film: Man Trouble
As the list title suggests. Though I am trying to limit this list to purely Australian produced films without heavy outsider involvement. So films like "Babe" will not be included.
Movies I saw for a first time in March 2012. By the end of March 2012 I have currently seen 3717 films in total.
The films I saw for a first time in Feb '12.
Total films viewed: 8
Best film: The Other Guys
Worst film: Sanctum
Movies I saw for a first time in said month. A slow month for me, only 6 movies viewed.
The best films I saw for a first time in 2011. I saw a total of 166 films for a first time, and this is the top 50 of those films. I only saw 5 masterpieces (10/10) all year, which is a little disappointing, but still many excellent films.
Total Movies Viewed: 15, Best Movie Viewed: The Draughtsman's Contract, Worst Movie Viewed: Caligula
Movie's Viewed: 11 Best Movie: Winter's Bone
Movies Viewed: 16
Best Movie: Let Me In
Movies Viewed: 10
2. My Blueberry Nights
3. Tron: Legacy
5. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Movies Seen: 18 Best Movie: The Fighter
I saw 174 films for a first time in 2010. These are the top 50 films from that bunch.
Movies Viewed: 16 Best Movie: The Boondock Saints
Movies Viewed: 10 Best Movie: Lost Horizon
Movies Viewed: 22 Best Movie: Metropolis
Movies Viewed: 14 Best Movie: Adoration
Movies Viewed: 5 Best Movie: Gran Torino
Movies Viewed: 5 Best Movie: Frost/Nixon
Movies Viewed: 6 Best Movie: Inside Man
Movies Viewed: 17 Best Movie: Mean Streets
Movies Viewed: 17 Best Movie: Changeling
Movies Viewed: 11 Best Movie: Sweet Smell of Success
Movies Viewed: 17 Best Movie: The Boys
Movies Viewed: 21 Best Movie: Jean de Florette
Movies Viewed: 30 Best Movie: The Hurt Locker
Movies Viewed: 24 Best Movie: Look Both Ways
Movies Viewed: 15 Best Movie: Animal Kingdom
Movies Viewed: 17
Best Movie: Viridiana
Movies Viewed: 6
Best Movie: Up in the Air
Movies Viewed: 5
Best Movie: Kick-Ass
Movies I saw for a first time in June 2011.
Number of Movies: 12
Best Movie: Inception
This list will probably be forever changing... The top 250 films of last decade according to me... Please note there are still thousands of films I have yet to see.
My opinion of the best films of 1996. Keep in mind I have only seen 202 films from '96, so there are still plenty of films I need to see.
My opinion of the best films of 1997. Keep in mind I have only seen 155 films from '97, so there are still plenty of films I need to see.
My opinion of the best films of 1998. Keep in mind I have only seen 133 films from '98, so there are still plenty of films I need to see.
My opinion of the best films of 1999. Keep in mind I have only seen 131 films from '99, so there are still plenty of films I need to see.