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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Movies I Watched in 2016

Last year I watched 209 movies, a figure I called "almost embarrassing" at the time. If 209 movies is embarrassing, I guess I have to call this year's tally of 597 movies truly mortifying - that's a lot of time spent in front of a screen or television!

In my own defense, a lot of the movies I watched in 2016 were shorts, some only seconds long, particularly those from the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s.

Of the films I watched this year, my favourites include the gorgeous and lyrical first contact tale Arrival; Richard Linklater's contemplative, complicated romances, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight; the unforgivably fascist but unintentionally hilarious Death Wish movies, particularly the absurd Death Wish 3; to varying degrees, the eight Harry Potter films; Best Picture nominees The Defiant Ones, The Lion in Winter, The Postman, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Short, Jaws (yes, for the first time), Cabaret, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Pride of the Yankees; Rogue One, the Star Wars prequel with integrity; Grey Gardens, an amazing 1975 documentary about two lives crumbling into ruin; Super Fly, one of the quintessential blaxploitation films; Billy Wilder's great romantic comedy Sabrina; Orson Welles' chilling noir, The Stranger; Marvel's entertaining Captain America: Civil War; the hilariously incompetent Dangerous Men; and the best of the rebooted Star Trek films so far, Star Trek Beyond.

Disappointments included the vile Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the underwhelming X-Men: Apocalypse (particularly in the wake of the very strong Legends of Future Past), a muddled Suicide Squad adaptation, the eye-rolling Jurassic Park III, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. adaptation that could have been great if it had trusted its audience and believed in the source material, the laughable Speed 2: Cruise Control, and a trio of terrible M. Night Shyamalan films: The Village, Lady in the Water, and After Earth.

Anyone interested in my thoughts on some of the movies I watched this year, along with many others, should check out my Letterboxd profile, where I've collected almost 100 of the film reviews I've written over the years.

January: 25
The Last Sunset (Robert Aldrich, 1961)
Tumbleweed (Nathan Juran, 1953)
The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958)
633 Squadron (Walter Grauman, 1964)
The Dam Busters (Michael Anderson, 1955)
The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey, 1968)
The Sundowners (Fred Zinnemann, 1960)
Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959)
The Nun’s Story (Fred Zinnemann, 1959)
The Postman (Il Postino) (Michael Radford, 1994)
Air (Christian Cantamessa, 2015)
World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013)
Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014)
Cleopatra (Cecil B. DeMille, 1934)
Our Town (Sam Wood, 1940)
Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco, 1985)
The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2015)
The Big Short (Adam McKay, 2015)
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Rogue Cut (Bryan Singer, 2014)
Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney, 1953)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934)
Jurassic Park III (Joe Johnston, 2001)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (Chris Carter, 2008)
A Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (John Hubley, 1966)

February: 9
The Diary of Anne Frank (George Stevens, 1959)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Guy Ritchie, 2015)
Ghosts of the Abyss (James Cameron, 2003)
Stereo (David Cronenberg, 1969)
The Crazies (George A. Romero, 1973)
300 (Zack Snyder, 2006)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
The Making of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (Laurent Bouzerau, 1995)
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (Charles Band, 1983)

March: 23
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Chris Columbus, 2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus, 2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron, 2004)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell, 2005)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates, 2007)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates, 2009)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (David Yates, 2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (David Yates, 2011)
The Mark of Zorro (Rouben Mamoulian, 1940)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski, 2013)
Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)
Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (Gilbert Adler, 1996)
Masters of the Universe (Gary Goddard, 1987)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Gore Verbinski, 2007)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall, 2011)
The Bourne Legacy (Tony Gilroy, 2012)
K-PAX (Iain Softley, 2001)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, 2013)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder, 2016)

April: 15
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (Woody Allen, 1972)
Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943)
Gunfighters (George Waggner, 1947)
The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955)
The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
The Giant Spider (Christopher R. Mihm, 2013)
Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977)
Killdozer (Jerry London, 1974)
Gog (Herbert L. Strock, 1954)
Home Alone (Chris Columbus, 1990)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Joel Zwick, 2002)
The Dropout (Sid Davis, 1962)
The Your Name Here Story (Unknown, 1960)
Match Your Mood (Jam Handy, 1968)
Wait Until Dark (Terence Young 1967)

May: 13
Joy (David O. Russell, 2015)
Dakota Incident (Lewis R. Foster, 1956)
Jesse James (Henry King, 1939)
Captain America: Civil War (Joe and Anthony Russo, 2016)
Young Billy Young (Burt Kennedy, 1969)
ABBA: The Movie (Lasse Hallstrom, 1977)
Rollerball (Norman Jewison, 1975)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger, 1950)
Three Hours to Kill (Alfred L. Werker, 1954)
The Comancheros (Michael Curtiz, 1961)
The Robe (Henry Koster, 1953)
Hombre (Martin Ritt, 1967)
X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer, 2016)

June: 10
The Return of Frank James (Fritz Lang, 1940)
She (Robert Day, 1965)
The First Men in the Moon (Nathan H. Juran, 1964)
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948)
Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950)
The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
All Is Lost (J. C. Chandor, 2013)
Amblin’ (Steven Spielberg, 1968)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB (George Lucas, 1967)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, 2015)

July: 164
Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)
Red Tails (Anthony Hemingway, 2012)
Always (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
The Terminal (Steven Spielberg, 2004)
…And Justice for All (Norman Jewison, 1979)
Experiment in Terror (Blake Edwards, 1962)
The Masquerader (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
A Fantastical Meal (George Méliès, 1900)
Addition and Subtraction (George Méliès, 1900)
The Dreyfus Affair (George Méliès, 1899)
Man Walking Around a Corner (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1887)
Pferd und Reiter Springen Uber ein Hindernis (Ottomar Anschutz, 1888)
Accordion Player (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Roundhay Garden Scene (Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, 1888)
Monkeyshines, No. 1 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
Monkeyshines, No. 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
Monkeyshines, No. 3 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1890)
London’s Trafalgar Square (William Carr Crofts and Woodsworth Donisthorpe, 1890)
Mosquinha (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1890)
Newark Athlete (William K.L. Dickson, 1891)
Dickson Greeting (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1891)
Men Boxing (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1891)
La Vague (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1891)
Pauvre Pierrot (Emile Reynaud, 1892)
Fencing (William K.L. Dickson, 1892)
A Hand Shake (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1892)
Blacksmith Scene (William K.L. Dickson, 1893)
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton’s) (Wiliam K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Falling Cat (Etienne-Jules Marey, 1894)
Annie Oakley (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Carmencita (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Annabelle Butterfly Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Souvenir Strip of the Edison Kinetoscope (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Barbershop (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Glenroy Brothers (Comic Boxing) (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Buffalo Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Caicedo (with Pole) (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Autour d’une Cabine (Emile Reynaud, 1894)
Sioux Ghost Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Luis Martinetti, Contortionist (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Bucking Broncho (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Imperial Japanese Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Fire Rescue Scene (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
The Kiss in the Tunnel (Unknown, 1899)
The Cock Fight (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Leonard-Cushing Fight (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Hadj Cheriff (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Chinese Laundry Scene (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Athlete with Wand (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Band Drill (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Cock Fight, No. 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
The Pickaninny Dance from the “Passing Show” (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
The Hornbacker-Murphy Fight (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Glenroy Bros., No 2 (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1894)
Annabelle Sun Dance (William K.L. Dickson, 1894)
Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Tables Turned on the Gardener (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Baby’s Dinner (Louis Lumiere, 1895)
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1895)
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (Alfred Clark, 1895)
Boat Leaving the Port (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Transformation by Hats (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Baignade en Mer (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Cordeliers’ Square in Lyon (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Fishing for Goldfish (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Mechanical Butcher (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Les Forgerons (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Jumping the Blanket (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The One Man Band (Georges Méliès, 1900)
The Haunted Castle (Georges Méliès, 1896)
Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley, 1910)
The Man with the Rubber Head (Georges Méliès, 1901)
The Dancing Pig (Unknown, 1907)
A Corner in Wheat (D.W. Griffith, 1909)
The Impossible Voyage (Georges Méliès, 1904)
The Devilish Tenant (Georges Méliès, 1909)
The Astronomer’s Dream (Georges Méliès, 1898)
Alice in Wonderland (Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, 1903)
Steamboat Willie (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Skeleton Dance (Walt Disney, 1929)
Plane Crazy (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Haunted House (Walt Disney, 1929)
Life of an American Fireman (George S. Fleming and Edwin S. Porter, 1903)
Fantasmagorie (Emile Cohl, 1908)
The Big Swallow (James Williamson, 1901)
Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (Wallace McCutcheon and Edwin S. Porter, 1906)
The Black Imp (Georges Méliès, 1905)
Electrocuting an Elephant (Jacob Blair Smith and Edwin S. Porter, 1903)
The Sick Kitten (George Albert Smith, 1903)
The House of Ghosts (Segundo de Chomon, 1908)
W.S.S. Thriftettes (Unknown, 1918)
Spirochoeta pallida (de la syphilis) (Jean Comandon, 1910)
On to Washington (Unknown, 1913)
Uncle Sam and the Bolsheviki – I.W.W. Rat (Unknown, 1919)
Baseball in the Strand (Unknown, 1918)
Armistice Clock Face (Unknown, 1918)
The Infernal Cakewalk (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Infernal Cauldron (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Kingdom of Fairies (Georges Méliès, 1903)
The Fine Sword (Junichi Kouchi, 1917)
Never Again! The Story of a Speeder Cop (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Phable of a Busted Romance (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Phable of the Phat Woman (Tom E. Powers, 1916)
The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (Louis and August Lumière, 1896)
The Kiss (William Heise, 1896)
The Four Troublesome Heads (Georges Méliès, 1898)
Cinderella (Georges Méliès, 1899)
After the Ball (Georges Méliès, 1897)
Demolition of a Wall (Louis Lumière, 1896)
The Kiss in the Tunnel (George Albert Smith, 1899)
The Vanishing Lady (Georges Méliès, 1896)
Sandow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
The Cabbage Fairy (Alice Guy, 1896)
The Devil in a Convent (Georges Méliès, 1899)
The X-Ray Fiend (George Albert Smith, 1897)
The Bewitched Inn (Georges Méliès, 1897)
The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg, 1974)
Trick Riding (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Le Dejeuner du Chat (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Bocal aux Poissons-Rouges (Louis Lumière, 1895)
The Boxing Kangaroo (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Photographe (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Wintergartenprogramm (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Princess Ali (William Heise, 1895)
Le Marechal-Ferrant (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Ringkampfer (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
Billy Edwards and the Unknown (William K.L. Dickson and William Heise, 1895)
Die Serpentintanzerin (Max Skladanowsky, 1895)
The Arrest of a Pickpocket (Birt Acres, 1895)
Recreation a la Martiniere (Louis Lumière, 1895)
Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914)
Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson and Costa Botes, 1995)
Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards, 1962)
Amistad (Steven Spielberg, 1997)
After Earth (M. Night Shyamalan, 2013)
Speed 2: Cruise Control (Jan de Bont, 1997)
Urashima Taro (Manzo Miyashita, 1931)
Dobutsu sumo taikai (Unknkown, 1931)
Ninja Fireball in Edo (Yoshi Tanaka, 1935)
Gentleman’s Agreement (Elia Kazan, 1947)
Atari: Game Over (Zak Penn, 2014)
High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
Dangerous Men (John S. Rad, 2005)
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin, 2016)
F.I.S.T. (Norman Jewison, 1978)
Sound Test for Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929)
Cleaning Up!!? (Walt Disney, 1921)
Kansas City’s Spring Clean-Up (Walt Disney, 1921)
Kansas City Girls Are Rolling Their Own Now (Walt Disney, 1921)
Did You Ever Take a Ride Over Kansas City Street ‘In a Fliver’ (Walt Disney, 1921)
Africa Before Dark (Walt Disney, 1928)
The Mad Doctor (David Hand, 1933)
Bangville Police (Henry Lehrman, 1913)
Making a Living (Henry Lehrman, 1914)
The Village (M. Night Shyamalan, 2004)
Some Like it Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
Chasing the Infinite Sky (Albert Martinez, 2016)

August: 60
The Spirit of St. Louis (Billy Wilder, 1957)
A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933)
Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965)
Throw Like a Girl (Spike Lee, 2014)
Day of the Fight (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
Flying Padre (Stanley Kubrick, 1951)
Fear and Desire (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
The Seafarers (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook’s Anchor (David Lean, 1979)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967)
The Time Machine (George Pal, 1960)
Suicide Squad (David Ayer, 2016)
Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)
Those Awful Hats (D.W. Griffith, 1909)
Tarzan of the Apes (Scott Sidney, 1918)
Run Silent, Run Deep (Robert Wise, 1958)
Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan, 1981)
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (James Hill, 1969)
The Apprentice (Richard Condie, 1991)
Synchromy (Norman McLaren, 1971)
Dots (Norman McLaren, 1940)
Boogie Doodle (Norman McLaren, 1948)
Begone Dull Care (Norman McLaren, 1949)
Pas de Deux (Norman McLaren, 1968)
Canon (Norman McLaren, 1964)
Blinkity Blank (Norman McLaren, 1955)
A Chairy Tale (Norman McLaren, 1957)
Spook Sport (Mary Ellen Bute and Norman McLaren, 1939)
Loops (Norman McLaren, 1940)
Lines: Horizontal (Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambert, 1962)
Lines: Vertical (Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambert, 1960)
The Rink (Gilles Carle, 1962)
Special Delivery (Eunice Macaulay and John Weldon, 1978)
Spheres (Norman McLaren, 1969)
Around the World Under the Sea (Andrew Marton, 1966)
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (Fritz Lang, 1922)
Executive Action (David Miller, 1973)
Cahill: U.S. Marshal (Andrew McLaglen, 1973)
The Peanuts Movie (Steve Martino, 2015)
Star Trek: Borg (Jim Conway, 1996)
Ice Station Zebra (John Sturges, 1968)
The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
Look Who’s Back (David Wnendt, 2015)
Secret Agent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936)
Young and Innocent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1937)
Waltzes from Vienna (Alfred Hitchcock, 1933)
The Skin Game (Alfred Hitchcock, 1931)
Tarzan’s Fight for Life (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1958)
The Adventures of Tarzan (Robert F. Hill and Scott Sidney, 1921)
Murder! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930)
Ender’s Game (Gavin Hood, 2013)
The Expendables 2 (Simon West, 2012)
White House Down (Roland Emmerich, 2013)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher, 2011)
God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)
Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)

September: 78
Murder on the Orient Express (Sidney Lumet, 1974)
Death on the Nile (John Guillermin, 1978)
The Fighting Kentuckian (George Waggner, 1949)
The Limey (Steven Soderbergh, 1999)
Lonely Are the Brave (David Miller, 1962)
The Appaloosa (Sidney J. Furie, 1966)
The Devil Rides Out (Terence Fisher, 1968)
Rip van Winkle (William K.L. Dickson, 1903)
Rip’s Toast (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Awakening of Rip (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Rip’s Twenty Years’ Sleep (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
Sandow (William K.L. Dickson, 1896)
King John (Walter Pfeffer Dando and William K.L. Dickson, 1899)
Crissie Sheridan (William K.L. Dickson, 1897)
La poupee: La cure et les mannequins (Louis Lumiere, 1897)
Turn of the Century Surgery (Alice Guy, 1900)
An Over-Incubated Baby (Walter R. Booth, 1901)
Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (George Méliès, 1906)
A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (Harry Miles, 1906)
The ‘?’ Motorist (Walter R. Booth, 1906)
The Electric Hotel (Segundo de Chomon, 1908)
Meat Love (Jan Svankmajer, 1989)
Night Music (Stan Brakhage, 1986)
Rage Net (Stan Brakhage, 1988)
Flora (Jan Svankmajer, 1989)
Stille Nacht (Stephan and Timothy Quay, 1988)
Self Portrait (Osamu Tezuka, 1988)
McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio (Unknown, 1896)
A Sea Cave Near Lisbon (Henry Short, 1896)
Pillow Fight (William Heise, 1897)
The Burning Stable (James H. White, 1896)
Radeau avec baigneurs (Louis Lumière, 1896)
New York, Brooklyn Bridge (Alexandre Promio, 1896)
The 3 Rs (David Lynch, 2011)
Dumbland (David Lynch, 2002)
Industrial Symphony No 1 (David Lynch, 1990)
Ocean’s Twelve (Steven Soderbergh, 2004)
Big Jake (George Sherman, 1971)
Ocean’s Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007)
Juggernaut (Richard Lester, 1974)
Operation Petticoat (Blake Edwards, 1959)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh, 2013)
Mr. Arkadin (Orson Welles, 1955)
Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944)
Pretty Maids All in a Row (Roger Vadim, 1971)
Cosmodrome (Dan Clifton, 2008)
Bone Trouble (Jack Kinney, 1940)
Coyote Falls (Matthew O’Callaghan, 2010)
Elmer Elephant (Wilfred Jackson, 1936)
Fur of Flying (Matthew O’Callaghan, 2010)
Pluto Junior (Clyde Geronimi, 1942)
Pluto’s Kid Brother (Charles A. Nichols, 1946)
Roller Coaster Rabbit (Frank Marshall and Rob Minkoff, 1990)
The Grasshopper and the Ants (Wilfred Jackson, 1934)
Thru the Mirror (David Hand, 1936)
Trail Mix-Up (Barry Cook, 1993)
Tummy Trouble (Rob Minkoff, 1989)
Working for Peanuts (Jack Hannah, 1953)
His New Profession (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The Rounders (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The New Janitor (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Those Love Pangs (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Dough and Dynamite (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Gentlemen of Nerve (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Flight to Mars (Lesley Selander, 1951)
Invasion U.S.A. (Alfred E. Green, 1952)
The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946)
The Man from Planet X (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951)
Hollywood Handicap (Buster Keaton, 1938)
Passage de Venus (P.J.C. Janssen, 1874)
Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (Eadweard Muybridge, 1878)
Hour of the Gun (John Sturges, 1967)
The Eagle Has Landed (John Sturges, 1976)
Rio Lobo (Howard Hawks, 1970)
Boys Town (Norman Taurog, 1938)
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck, 2007)

October: 56
Predestination (The Spierig Brothers, 2014)
Space Station 76 (Jack Plotnick, 2014)
The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick, 1928)
Stamp Day for Superman (Thomas Carr, 1954)
Superior Duck (Chuck Jones, 1996)
The Goat (Buster Keaton, 1921)
Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
Number, Please? (Hal Roach, 1920)
Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy (Harold Lloyd, 1962)
Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958)
The Phynx (Lee H. Katzin, 1970)
Bon Voyage (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
The Fighting Generation (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Aventure Malgache (Alfred Hitchcock, 1944)
Never Happened (Mark Slutsky, 2015)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013)
Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux, 1973)
Stardust Memories (Woody Allen, 1980)
The Town (Ben Affleck, 2010)
McQ (John Sturges, 1974)
Hell Bent (John Ford, 1918)
The Battle of Midway (John Ford, 1942)
Sex Hygiene (John Ford, 1942)
This is Korea! (John Ford, 1951)
The Hallelujah Trail (John Sturges, 1965)
Cat-Women of the Moon (Arthur Hilton, 1953)
Phantom from Space (W. Lee Wilder, 1953)
The Magnetic Monsters (Curt Siodmak, 1953)
Riders to the Stars (Richard Carlson, 1954)
Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954)
John Henry (Mark Henn, 2000)
Lorenzo (Mike Gabriel, 2004)
The Little Matchgirl (Roger Allers, 2006)
How to Hook Up Your Home Theater (Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, 2007)
Tick Tock Tale (Dean Wellins, 2010)
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation Secret Santa (Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, 2010)
The Ballad of Nessie (Stevie Wermers, 2011)
Tangled Ever After (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, 2012)
Paperman (John Kahrs, 2012)
Get a Horse! (Lauren Macmullen, 2013)
Feast (Patrick Osborne, 2014)
Frozen Fever (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2015)
Helicopter Canada (Eugene Boyko, 1966)
Devil Girl from Mars (David MacDonald, 1954)
Monster from the Ocean Floor (Wyott Ordung, 1954)
Tobor the Great (Lee Sholem, 1954)
Target Earth (Sherman A. Rose, 1954)
Stranger from Venus (Burt Balaban, 1954)
Wolf (Mike Nichols, 1994)
Jack Reacher (Christopher McQuarrie, 2012)
The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (Dan Milner, 1955)
Super Fly (Gordon Parks, Jr., 1972)
R.F.D. Greenwich Village (Unknown, 1969)
The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness (William Templeton, 1972)
Hardcore Henry (Ilya Naishuller, 2015)

November: 54
The Doors (Oliver Stone, 1991)
King Dinosaur (Bert I. Gordon, 1955)
The Atomic Man (Ken Hughes, 1955)
Around the World in Eighty Days (Michael Anderson, 1956)
Leisurely Pedestrians, Open Topped Cabs and Hansom Cabs with Trotting Horses (Unknown, 1889)
Hyde Park Corner (Unknown, 1889)
The Human Figure in Motion (Unknown, 1884)
Explosion of a Motor Car (Cecil M. Hepworth, 1900)
Grandma’s Reading Glass (George Albert Smith, 1900)
As Seen Through a Telescope (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Mary Jane’s Mishap (George Albert Smith, 1903)
Santa Claus (George Albert Smith, 1898)
Let Me Dream Again (George Albert Smith, 1900)
The Haunted Castle (George Albert Smith, 1897)
The Miller and the Sweep (George Albert Smith, 1897)
Old Man Drinking a Glass of Beer (George Albert Smith, 1898)
Grand Display of Brock’s Fireworks at the Crystal Palace (George Albert Smith, 1904)
The Death of Poor Joe (George Albert Smith, 1901)
The Old Maid’s Valentine (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Tartans of Scottish Clans (George Albert Smith, 1906)
The Biter Bit (Unknown, 1900)
Spiders on a Web (George Albert Smith, 1900)
A Quick Shave and Brush Up (George Albert Smith, 1900)
The House That Jack Built (George Albert Smith, 1900)
Making Sausages (George Albert Smith, 1897)
A Visit to the Seaside (George Albert Smith, 1908)
Looney Lens: Split Skyscraper (Al Brick, 1924)
Looney Lens: Tenth Avenue, NYC (Al Brick, 1924)
Sky Scrappers (Walt Disney, 1928)
Alice’s Wonderland (Walt Disney, 1923)
Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon, 1933)
Casualties of War (Brian De Palma, 1989)
Lady in the Lake (Robert Montgomery, 1947)
Death Wish (Michael Winner, 1974)
Death Wish II (Michael Winner, 1982)
…And God Created Woman (Roger Vadim, 1956)
Doctor Strange (Scott Derrickson, 2016)
Support Your Local Sheriff! (Burt Kennedy, 1969)
Support Your Local Gunfighter (Burt Kennedy, 1971)
White Cargo (Richard Thorpe, 1942)
Death Wish 3 (Michael Winner, 1985)
Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis, 1992)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)
The Speckled Band (Jack Raymond, 1931)
1984 (Michael Anderson, 1956)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (J. Lee Thompson, 1987)
Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass, 2016)
Death Wish V: the Face of Death (Allan A. Goldstein, 1994)
The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1968)
Lady in the Water (M. Night Shyamalan, 2006)
The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016)
Marlowe (Paul Bogart, 1969)

December: 80
Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963)
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
The Whole Town`s Talking (John Ford, 1935)
120 Seconds to Get Elected (Denis Villeneuve, 2006)
Rated R for Nudity (Denis Villeneuve, 2011)
REW-FFWD (Denis Villeneuve, 1994)
Etude empirique sur l'influence du son sur la persistance rétinienne (Denis Villeneuve, 2011)
Next Floor (Denis Villeneuve, 2008)
A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood, 1993)
The Nice Guys (Shane Black, 2016)
Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh, 2012)
The Corsican Brothers (Gregory Ratoff, 1941)
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder, 1948)
Grey Gardens (Albert and David Maysles and Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1975)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola, 1988)
Power/Rangers (Joseph Kahn, 2015)
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (Tim Russ, 2008)
A Countess from Hong Kong (Charlie Chaplin, 1967)
Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963)
Angels in the Outfield (Clarence Brown, 1951)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Brooks, 1958)
His Musical Career (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
The Bank (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
The Cure (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
A Dog’s Life (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
Shoulder Arms (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Pilgrim (Charlie Chaplin, 1923)
The Chaplin Revue (Charlie Chaplin, 1959)
How to Make Movies (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Bond (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
A Day’s Pleasure (Charlie Chaplin, 1919)
Sunnyside (Charlie Chaplin, 1919)
The Idle Class (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
Pay Day (Charlie Chaplin, 1922)
Triple Trouble (Charlie Chaplin, 1918)
The Adventurer (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)
A Woman of Paris (Charlie Chaplin, 1923)
A King in New York (Charlie Chaplin, 1957)
Buffalo Running (Eadweard Muybridge, 1883)
Descending Stairs and Turning Around (Eadweard Muybridge, 1884)
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (Richard Schickel, 2003)
The Prince and the Showgirl (Laurence Olivier, 1957)
The Circus (Charlie Chaplin, 1928)
The Kid (Charlie Chaplin, 1921)
Nice and Friendly (Charlie Chaplin, 1922)
My Boy (Albert Austin and Victor Heerman, 1921)
The Consequences of Feminism (1906)
The Melomaniac (George Méliès, 1903)
The Red Spectre (Segundo de Chomon, 1907)
The Merry Frolics of Satan (George Méliès, 1906)
Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (Richard Donner, 1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (Richard Donner, 1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (Richard Donner, 1998)
49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941)
Boxcar Bertha (Martin Scorsese, 1972)
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (John Rawlins, 1942)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (Roy William Neill, 1942)
Sherlock Holmes in Washington (Roy William Neill, 1943)
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (Roy William Neill, 1943)
Sully (Clint Eastwood, 2016)
Loving (Jeff Nichols, 2016)
Rogue One (Gareth Edwards, 2016)
For the Love of Spock (Adam Nimoy, 2016)
Batman: The Dream (Mauricio Abril, 2016)
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, 2016)
His Trysting Place (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
Getting Acquainted (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
His Prehistoric Past (Charlie Chaplin, 1914)
His New Job (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
A Night Out (Charlie Chaplin, 1915)
Sharky’s Machine (Burt Reynolds, 1981)
The Spider Woman (Roy William Neill, 1944)
The Scarlet Claw (Roy William Neill, 1944)
The Pearl of Death (Roy William Neill, 1944)
13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016)
The Pride of the Yankees (Sam Wood, 1942)
Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinnemann, 1973)

Comedy: 89
Documentary: 79
Animation: 73
Drama: 61
Science Fiction: 47
Fantasy: 32
Western: 26
Sports: 26
Horror: 21
Crime: 18
Action: 15
Propaganda: 14
War: 13
Adventure: 11
Musical: 9
Thriller: 9
Superhero: 9
Film Noir: 8
Sherlock Holmes: 7
Romance: 5
Espionage: 4
Star Trek: 4
Epic: 2
Mystery: 2

Best Picture Nominees: 26
The Defiant Ones
The Lion in Winter
The Sundowners
Room at the Top
The Nun’s Story
The Postman
Our Town
Kiss of the Spider Woman
The Revenant
The Big Short
The Diary of Anne Frank
Heaven Can Wait
The Robe
Roman Holiday
Gentleman’s Agreement
The Awful Truth
Boys Town
Around the World in Eighty Days
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
49th Parallel
The Pride of the Yankees

Top Directors
William K.L. Dickson: 48

Charlie Chaplin: 34

William Heise: 27

Louis Lumière: 22
George Méliès: 22

George Albert Smith: 19

Norman McLaren: 13

Unknown: 12

Walt Disney: 11

Alfred Hitchcock: 9

Roy William Neill: 6
Steven Spielberg: 6
Denis Villeneuve: 6

John Ford: 5
Stanley Kubrick: 5
Steven Soderbergh: 5
John Sturges: 5

Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince: 4
Richard Donner: 4
Max Skladanowsky: 4
Billy Wilder: 4
David Yates: 4
Fred Zinnemann: 4

Chris Columbus: 3
Francis Ford Coppola: 3
Blake Edwards: 3
D.W. Griffith: 3
Norman Jewison: 3
Burt Kennedy: 3
Richard Linklater: 3
David Lynch: 3
Etienne-Jules Marey: 3
Edwin S. Porter: 3
Tom E. Powers: 3
M. Night Shyamalan: 3
Stevie Wermers: 3
Michael Winner: 3

Ben Affleck: 2
Woody Allen: 2
Shane Black: 2
Walter R. Booth: 2
Stan Brakhage: 2
Al Brick: 2
Kevin Deters: 2
Carl Theodor Dreyer: 2
Clint Eastwood: 2
Wilfred Jackson: 2
Buster Keaton: 2
Evelyn Lambert: 2
Fritz Lang: 2
Henry Lehrman: 2
David Miller: 2
Eadweard Muybridge: 2
Matthew O’Callaghan: 2
Emile Reynaud: 2
Jan Svankmajer: 2
Roger Vadim: 2
Orson Welles: 2

1870s: 2
1880s: 10
1890s: 105
1900s: 46
1910s: 40
1920s: 28
1930s: 25
1940s: 36
1950s: 56
1960s: 45
1970s: 37
1980s: 24
1990s: 23
2000s: 34
2010s: 72

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