December 2015 Viewing Tally

Last updated: 3 January.

14 features, two shorts, four at the cinema, ten rewatches

Cinema viewings are italicised
06. Coloured dates are 16mm/35mm/70mm projections
Rewatches are marked #
The top five first-time viewings of the month are marked
          Shorts are indented
For an explanation of ratings, see below

01.     Isabella Morra. Isabel Pagliai 2015 7/10
01. Christmas, Again. Charles Poekel 2015 7/10
03. Sicario. Denis Villeneuve 2015 8/10 #
03. Youth. Paolo Sorrentino 2015 1/10
05. Proof of Life. Taylor Hackford 2000 9/10 TOP 30 #
05. First Blood. Ted Kotcheff 1987 9/10 TOP 100 #
07. Spotlight. Tom McCarthy 2015 9/10 #
12. Elf. Jon Favreau 2003 6/10
13. Bamboozled. Spike Lee 2000 6/10
16. Home Alone. Chris Columbus 1990 10/10 TOP 20 #
16. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
          Chris Columbus 1992 9/10 #
17. Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams 2015 7/10
20. Finisterre. Paul Kelly and Kieran Evans 2003 6/10 #
20. Die Hard. John McTiernan 1988 10/10 TOP 40 #
26. Elena. Andrei Zvyagintsev 2011 9/10 #
26.     In, Over & Out. Sebastian Brameshuber 2015 8/10 #

Also:
Breaking Bad Season One 9/10 #

RATINGS
Grades are designed to have a level of flexibility and fluidity. A 7/10 grade, for example, means that at worst I like the film, at best I really like it. A 6/10 means that I liked the film at best, and at worst I had major qualms, but wouldn't say I disliked it. Etc.

10/9 Among best seen; 9/8 Loved it; 8/7 Really liked it; 7/6 Liked it; 6/5 Major qualms, but didn't dislike; 5/4 Disliked it; 4/3 Strongly disliked it; 3/2 Hated it; 2/1 Among worst seen.

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