February 2014

by miran_kor | created - 03 Feb 2014 | updated - 01 Apr 2014 | Public

My viewing log. All the films (listed at IMDb) I've seen during this month.

Also, films NOT listed at IMDb (as of yet):

Abra kadabra (Dušan Vukotić, 1958, sh) - 7/10 (FF) UC Davis Pepper Spray Incident, Four Perspectives (Andy Baio, 2011, doc, sh) - 7/10 (FF) Spiegel eiland (Sunny Side Up, Paul Driessen, 1985, sh) - 10/10 (R) The Water People (Paul Driessen, 1992, sh) - 8/10 (R) Het treinhuisje (Home on the Rails, Paul Driessen, 1981, sh) - 8/10 (R) Oh What a Nico (Paul Driessen, 2004, sh) - 8/10 (R) Le miroir (Laurent Fauchere/Antoine Tinguely, 2010, sh) - 9/10 (R) Emma (Matthew Lawes, 2012, sh) - 7/10 (FF) Adrift (Ben Casey/Matt Smart/Ben Clube, 2010, sh) - 7/10 (FF) A la lumière du vent (Adrien Vonné, 2009, sh) - 7/10 (FF)

Notes: TV = TV viewing OL = online viewing

R = Recommended (8-10/10) FF = For Fanatics Only (5-7/10) P = Pass (1-4/10)

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2. Osso Bucco (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

Trapped in his favorite restaurant during the worst snow storm in Chicago history, Jelly Dinotto, a lovable, misfit mobster, has one night to escape the family business and win the heart of... See full synopsis »

Directors: Fred Blurton, Gary Taylor | Stars: Mike Starr, Illeana Douglas, Christian Stolte, Antoine McKay

Votes: 103

TV, 2/1/14. 5/10 (FF).

3. The Winning Season (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Sport

53 Metascore

A comedy centered on a has-been coach who is given a shot at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.

Director: Jim Strouse | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios

Votes: 5,456

TV, 2/1/14. 6/10 (FF).

4. La última y nos vamos (2009)

90 min | Drama

Friday night in Mexico City... guided by three different ways of understanding the world, 20-year-olds, Juan, Rodrigo and Christian live after-hour adventures of friendship, love, and respect in a city marked by social differences.

Director: Eva López Sánchez | Stars: María de los Ángeles Ayuso, Antonio Bassols, Rossana Camhi, Karen Castaño

Votes: 223

TV, 2/1/14. 6/10 (FF).

5. You Can Count on Me (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan, Michael Countryman

Votes: 25,487 | Gross: $9.18M

TV, 2/1/14. 8/10 (R).

6. Little Nicholas (2009)

91 min | Comedy, Family

Nicolas has a happy existence, parents who love him, a great group of friends with whom he has great fun, and all he wants is that nothing changes. However, one day, he overhears a ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Maxime Godart, Vincent Claude, Charles Vaillant, Victor Carles

Votes: 10,837

TV, 2/2/14. 7/10 (FF).

7. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,154

TV, 2/2/14. 6/10 (FF).

8. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,677 | Gross: $0.93M

TV, 2/2/14. 8/10 (R).

9. Zhi guo yuan (1922)

30 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

Cheng the fruit seller is in love with the daughter of his neighbor the doctor, but the good doctor won't let him marry her unless Chang finds him more patients. With some creative ... See full summary »

Director: Shichuan Zhang | Stars: Zhegu Zheng, Zhengqiu Zheng, Ying Yu

Votes: 163

OL, 2/3/14. 7/10 (FF).

Orig. title: Viennale Walzer.

OL, 2/3/14. 8/10 (R).

11. Elvis (2001)

1 min | Short

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Director: Jonas Mekas

Votes: 49

OL, 2/3/14. 8.5/10 (R).

12. Kino (I) (2012)

2 min | Short

In 2012 the Vienna International Film Festival invited french filmmaker Chris Marker to direct the annual festival trailer

Director: Chris Marker

Votes: 53

OL, 2/3/14. 8/10 (R).

13. My Last Minute (2006)

1 min | Short

The last minute in a man's life.

Director: Leos Carax

Votes: 121

OL, 2/3/14. 7/10 (FF).

14. Carte de Visite - Der V'03-Trailer (2003)

1 min | Short

Gehr's camera shows drifting clouds on an almost blue sky with various background sounds.

Director: Ernie Gehr

Votes: 16

OL, 2/3/14. 6/10 (FF).

OL, 2/3/14. 8.5/10 (R).

Orig. title: SB.

OL, 2/3/14. 7/10 (FF).

17. Karl der Grosse (2013– )

Biography, History

'Charlemagne' recounts the dramatic, violent and bawdy lie of the Middle Ages' most important emperor: His life as a political strategist, a passionate lover, a man that conquered most of ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Wüst, Peter Matic, Regina Fritsch, Alma Hasun

Votes: 40

TV, 2/3/14. 7/10 (FF).

Note: Shown as a (one) TV movie (approx 88 min) in my country. Sadly, such a 'version' doesn't have an IMDb credit (and this rate is for that one, naturally).

18. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

Votes: 4,383 | Gross: $1.16M

TV, 2/3/14. 6/10 (FF).

OL, 2/4/14. 6/10 (FF).

20. Crvenkapica (1955)

14 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Nikola Kostelac

Votes: 6

OL, 2/4/14. 7/10 (FF).

Notes:

  • Directed by Josip Sudar (IMDb has it wrong, as it seems). Nikola Kostelac was 'just' one of the (4) animators.
  • The year is 1954, actually.

21. Premijera (1957)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Director: Nikola Kostelac

Votes: 6

OL, 2/4/14. 8/10 (R).

OL, 2/4/14. 9/10 (R).

23. Jeu de coudes (1979)

7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 24

OL, 2/4/14. 8/10 (R).

24. Ei om zeep (1979)

3 min | Animation, Short

A man's dinner that inexplicably starts speaking to him is merely the start to a very strange series of events.

Director: Paul Driessen | Star: Peter Bierman

Votes: 129

OL, 2/4/14. 8/10 (R).

25. Lions for Lambs (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

47 Metascore

Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Michael Peña

Votes: 44,611 | Gross: $15.00M

TV, 2/4/14. 7/10 (FF).

26. Retornos (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Thriller

On the way to attend his father's funeral; Álvaro finds the body of a prostitute who was a good friend of his estranged daughter. He embarks on an investigation that reveals a trail of alarming secrets.

Director: Luis Avilés | Stars: Xavier Estévez, Manuela Vellés, Xosé Manuel Olveira 'Pico', María Bouzas

Votes: 171

TV, 2/4/14. 7/10 (FF).

27. Umshini Wam (2011)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Named after the Zulu language struggle song, the compiled shenanigans of an eccentric South African couple with wheelchairs and guns and their attempts to prove they are not to be trifled with.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Ninja, Yo-Landi Visser, Hector Bezuidenhout, Clayton Bezuidenhout

Votes: 1,671

OL, 2/5/14. 6/10 (FF).

28. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 712

OL, 2/5/14. 8/10 (R).

29. David (1977)

9 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Paul Driessen | Stars: Peter Bierman, Aart Staartjes

Votes: 41

OL, 2/5/14. 9/10 (R).

30. An Old Box (1975)

9 min | Short, Animation

During Christmastime, a bum discovers a magical box.

Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 109

OL, 2/5/14. 8/10 (R).

31. Ter land, ter zee en in de lucht (1980)

10 min | Animation, Short

Short animation telling three stories - of a man at home, a boat at sea and a bird. All three are seen simultaneously via a split screen and occasionally coincide.

Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 54

OL, 2/5/14. 10/10 (R).

32. La belle et la boîte (1985)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A knight braves various dangers in order to rescue a damsel in distress.

Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 46

OL, 2/5/14. 8/10 (R).

33. De schrijver en de dood (1988)

12 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 17

OL, 2/5/14. 9/10 (R).

34. Cold Souls (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, Armand Schultz

Votes: 9,108 | Gross: $0.90M

TV, 2/5/14. 7/10 (FF).

35. Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997 Video)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.

Director: Kurt Voss | Stars: Jaime Pressly, Megan Edwards, Michael Des Barres, Greg Vaughan

Votes: 3,506

TV, 2/5/14. 3/10 (P).

OL, 2/6/14. 9/10 (R).

37. 3 Misses (1998)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Three interlocking tales of damsels in distress. An urban scene: a man sees a woman fall off the roof of the neighboring apartment building. A Western scene: a cowboy hears a woman tied to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 217

OL, 2/6/14. 9/10 (R).

38. The Boy Who Saw the Iceberg (2000)

9 min | Short, Animation

Using a split screen, a young boy's real and fantasy lives are juxtaposed. Things go lightheartedly enough - until disaster strikes.

Director: Paul Driessen

Votes: 163

OL, 2/6/14. 8/10 (R).

39. I Am So Proud of You (2008)

22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Dark shadows are cast over Bill's recovery, in this second chapter to "Everything Will Be OK".

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Star: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,351

OL, 2/6/14. 10/10 (R).

40. Archeologia (1968)

14 min | Documentary, Short

Archeologists excavate numerous items on the site of the crematorium at former Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. These objects help us remember and understand what happened there.

Director: Andrzej Brzozowski

Votes: 50

OL, 2/6/14. 8/10 (R).

TV, 2/6/14. 8/10 (R).

42. Gusztáv (1964–1978)
Episode: Gusztáv makacs (1966)

Animation

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Directors: Marcell Jankovics, Zoltan Maros

Votes: 12

TV, 2/6/14. 8/10 (R).

43. The Expendables (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

45 Metascore

A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren

Votes: 300,190 | Gross: $103.07M

TV, 2/6/14. 6/10 (FF).

44. Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

21 Metascore

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 14,211 | Gross: $19.69M

TV, 2/6/14. 4.5/10 (FF).

45. Kabina (1966)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ante Babaja

Votes: 11

OL, 2/7/14. 8/10 (R).

46. Jesen na otoku Bracu (1957)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Branko Belan

Votes: 7

Orig. title: Jesen na otoku Braču.

OL, 2/7/14. 8/10 (R).

47. A Wonderful Night in Split (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Music

During last two hours of the year, the three stories are happening in the dark and deserted streets of coastal town of Split, separated from the wild New Year's Eve parties.

Director: Arsen A. Ostojic | Stars: Dino Dvornik, Mladen Vulic, Coolio, Michael Klesic

Votes: 1,115

Orig. title: Ta divna splitska noć.

TV, 2/7/14. 8.5/10 (R).

48. Catch a Falling Star (2000 TV Movie)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off. She wakes up in the middle of nowhere and gets a ride to a small New England ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sela Ward, Rebecca Jenkins, Andrew Jackson, Jane Curtin

Votes: 405

TV, 2/8/14. 4/10 (P).

49. Born to Be Wild (1995)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Rick Heller is a juvenile delinquent who keeps getting himself into trouble. To keep him out of trouble his mother puts him to work cleaning the cage of a gorilla named Katie which she is ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Wil Horneff, Helen Shaver, Jean Marie Barnwell, John C. McGinley

Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $3.67M

TV, 2/8/14. 5/10 (FF).

50. Just Desserts (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance