Thursday, January 01, 2015

Movies I Watched in 2014

As in previous years, I've kept track of the movies I've watched. This year I screened 121 movies, indulging in a lot of Hitchcock, Ford, Cronenberg, Anderson and Carpenter. I've now seen all of Wes Anderson's movies, about 60 percent of Hitchcock's, all of Carpenter's but The Fog, and most of Cronenberg's. I knocked 23 Best Picture nominees off the list. 

January: 12
Shaolin Dynamite (Robert Tai, 1999)
Deathtrap (Sidney Lumet, 1982)
Europa Report (Sebastián Cordero, 2013)
Ikarie XB-1 (Jindřich Polák, 1963)
Message from Space (Kinji Fukasaku, 1978)
A Soldier’s Story (Norman Jewison, 1984)
Places in the Heart (Robert Benton, 1984)
Five (Arch Oboler, 1951)
The Creation of the Humanoids (Wesley Barry, 1962)
Countdown (Robert Altman, 1968)
Sleeper (Woody Allen, 1973)
Marooned (John Sturges, 1969)

February: 18
Testament (Lynne Littman, 1983)
Beware! The Blob (Larry Hagman, 1972)
The Werewolf (Fred F. Sears, 1956)
Zombies of Mora Tau (Edward Cahn, 1957)
Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Valee, 2013)
Captain Phillips (Paul Greengrass, 2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
The Hunt for Red October (John McTiernan, 1990)
Patriot Games (Phillip Noyce, 1992)
Clear and Present Danger (Phillip Noyce, 1994)
The Sum of All Fears (Phil Alden Robinson, 2002)
The Thief of Bagdad (Raoul Walsh, 1924)
Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
Philomena (Stephen Frears, 2013)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013)
Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
American Hustle (David O. Russell, 2013)
Miami Connection (Richard Park and Y.K. Kim, 1988)

March: 7
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)
Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
Bucking Broadway (John Ford, 1917)
The Long Voyage Home (John Ford, 1940)
Funny Girl (William Wyler, 1968)

April: 5
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2014)
The Wings of Eagles (John Ford, 1957)
 3 Godfathers (John Ford, 1948)
Rubber (Quentin Dupieux, 2010)
They Were Expendable (John Ford, 1945)

May: 5
Pacific Rim (Guillermo del Toro, 2013)
Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
Godzilla (Gareth Edwards, 2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014)
Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, 2009)

June: 3
The Lego Movie (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2014)
Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, 2013)

July: 8
Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson, 1981)
The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg, 2011)
They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller, 2013)
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! The New Generation (Nick Morris, 2013)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (John M. Chu, 2013)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Kenneth Branagh, 2014)
Head (Bob Rafelson, 1968)

August: 17
Fort Apache (John Ford, 1948)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford, 1949)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)
Marty (Delbert Mann, 1955)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)
Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)
Stage Fright (Alfred Hitchcock, 1950)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927)
I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock, 1953)
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb, 2014)
Jamaica Inn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1939)
The Paradine Case (Alfred Hitchcock, 1947)
The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter, 1903)
Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932)
Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936)
Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock, 1949)

September: 13
Rio Grande (John Ford, 1950)
Batman: Assault on Arkham (Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding, 2014)
Coherence (James Ward Byrkit, 2013)
Underworld (Len Wiseman, 2003)
Underworld Evolution (Len Wiseman, 2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Patrick Tatopoulos, 2009)
Underworld Awakening (Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, 2012)
The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
Doctor Dolittle (Richard Fleischer, 1967)
The Questor Tapes (Richard Colla, 1974)
Enter the Ninja (Menahem Golan, 1981)
Trouble Man (Ivan Dixon, 1972)

October: 10
The X from Outer Space (Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1967)
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (Hajime Sato, 1968)
The Living Skeleton (Hiroshi Matsuno, 1968)
Genocide (Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1968)
The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Gordon Hessler, 1973)
An Andalusian Dog (Luis Bunuel, 1929)
Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 1970)
Fast Company (David Cronenberg, 1979)
The Brood (David Cronenberg, 1979)

November: 12
Ghosts of Mars (John Carpenter, 2001)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, 2011)
Body Bags (John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, 1993)
The Ward (John Carpenter, 2010)
G Men (William Keighley, 1935)
Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)
The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009)
Interstellar (Christoper Nolan, 2014)
Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

December: 11
Dragonfly Squadron (Lesley Selander, 1954)
Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, 2012)
Kelly’s Heroes (Brian G. Hutton, 1970)
The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves, 2014)
Cinerama Holiday (Robert L. Bendick and Phillipe De Lacy, 1955)
Raise the Titanic (Jerry Jameson, 1980)
The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
Shine (Scott Hicks, 1996)
The Prince of Tides (Barbra Streisand, 1991)
Hugo (Martin Scorcese, 2011)

Films by Genre
Best Picture nominees: 23
Science Fiction: 21
Fantasy: 4
Western: 8
Horror: 9
Drama: 26
Documentary: 2
Crime: 1
Musical: 3
Action: 8
Thriller: 9
Comedy: 11
Superhero: 5
War: 9
Film Noir: 1
Animation: 4

Top Directors
Alfred Hitchcock: 11
John Ford: 9
David Cronenberg: 6
Wes Anderson: 5
John Carpenter: 3
Martin Scorsese: 3
Kazui Nihonmatsu: 2
Phillip Noyce: 2
Len Wiseman: 2

Films by Decade
1900s: 1
1910s: 1
1920s: 3
1930s: 5
1940s: 10
1950s: 12
1960s: 11
1970s: 11
1980s: 10
1990s: 10
2000s: 12

2010s: 35

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