2017: Viewing and Reading

Latest: 'Distant Voices, Still Lives' (Film), 'The League of Gentlemen' (TV), 'The BBC: Myth of a Public Service' (Books)...

KEY
1st etc = date
(1) = viewing tally 
(1) = rewatch
(1) = cinema
Bold film title = feature (+60')
DCP / 35mm etc = format

RATINGS:
10/9 Among best seen; 9/8 Love it; 8/7 Really like it; 7/6 Like it;
6/5 Quibbles, but don't dislike it; 5/4 Dislike it; 4/3 Strongly dislike it;
3/2 Hate it; 2/1 Among worst seen.


MARCH

3rd
(01) Ghosts of Empire 7/10 16mm
Brett Kashmere | 2017 | USA | 5'

3rd
(02) I Came For the Wedding 7/10 Digital
Pouyan Jafarizadeh Dezfoullan | 2009 | Canada | 8'

3rd
(03) Scratch 7/10 16mm
Dierdre Logue | 1998 | USA | 3'

3rd
(04) Minus 7/10 16mm
Chris Chan Fui Chong | 1999 | Canada | 3'

3rd
(05) Passing Through 7/10 Digital
Karyn Sandlos | 1998 | Canada | 12'

3rd
(06) Your New Pig is Down the Road 7/10 16mm
Helen Hill | 2000 | Canada | 5'

3rd
(07) Holy Holes 7/10 16mm
Lila Halle | 2012 | Canada | 3'

3rd
(08) The Shape of the Gaze 7/10 16mm
Maïa Cybelle Carpenter | 2000 | USA | 7'

3rd
(09) Captifs D'Amour 7/10 16mm
John Greyson | 2010 | Canada | 6'

3rd
(10) Bull Fought 7/10 16mm
Matt Soar | 2017 | Canada | 2'

3rd
(11) Lott 22, Consession 5. 7/10 16mm
Penny McCann | 2009 | Canada | 4'

3rd
(12) Hardwood Process 7/10 16mm
David Gatten | 1996 | Canada | 3'

3rd
(13) A Day in the Shint 7/10 Digital
Clint Enns | 2013 | Canada | 2'

3rd
(14) Seat in Shadow 4/10 DCP
Henry Coombes | 2016 | UK | 80'

3rd
(15) 38 River Road 8/10 16mm
Josh Weissbach | 2016 | USA | 7'

4th
(16) Appearance 7/10 DCP
Lin Li | 2016 | UK | 8'

4th
(17) Catalogue Vol. 6 8/10 DCP
Dana Berman Duff | 2017 | USA/Germany | 12'

4th
(18) Imitation 8/10 DCP
Daphne Rosenthal | 2016 | Netherlands | 8'

4th
(19) Home 8/10 DCP
Pieter Geenen | 2017 | Belgium | 11'

3rd
(20) Our Own Private Universe 8/10 DCP
Ben Balcom | 2016  | USA | 11'

4th
(21) Atom Spirit 7/10 DCP
Ursula Mayer | 2016 | Trinidad and Tobago | 19'

4th
(22) Ourself 7/10 DCP
Hannah Subotnick | 2017 | USA | 2'

4th
(23) Jo, Josephine, Giuseppina and Tracy 7/10 DCP
Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen | 2016 | Italy/UK | 7'

4th
(24) Prysia's Garden 7/10 DCP
Mišo & Lida Suchý | 2017 | Slovakia/USA/Ukraine | 11'

4th
(25) Batum 7/10 DCP
Kamila Kuc | 2016 | UK | 8'

4th
(26) Self Registration 7/10 16mm
Laura Hindmarsh | 3' | 2015 | UK'

4th
(27) Pull Down 7/10 DCP
Susan MacWilliam | 2016 | Ireland | 3'

8th
(28) Closer 6/10 DVD
Tina Gharavi | 2000 | UK | 24'

8th
(29) Woman with a Movie Camera 7/10 DVD
Geetha Jayaraman | 2005 | India | '40

8th
(30) Dreamcatcher 8/10 Digital
Kim Longinotto | 2015 | UK/USA | 104'

8th
(31) The Last Detail 9/10 DVD
Hal Ashby | 1973 | USA | 104'

9th
(32) Sisters in Law 8/10 DVD
Kim Longinotto | 2005 | Cameroon/UK | 104'

9th
(33) casting a glance 9/10 DVD
James Benning | 2007 | USA | 77'

11th
(34) Viva 7/10 Stream
Anna Biller | 2007 | USA | 121'

12th
(35) Moonlight 5/10 DCP
Barry Jenkins | 2016 | USA | 111'

13th
(36) Elle 6/10 DCP
Paul Verhoeven | 2016 | USA | 131'

13th
(37) Interiors 8/10 DVD
Woody Allen | 1978 | USA | 91'

14th
(38) Cameraperson 7/10 DCP
Kristen Johnson | 2016 | USA | 102'

15th
(38) Certain Women 7/10 DCP
Kelly Reichardt | 2016 | USA | 112'

18th
(39) Distant Voices, Still Lives 8/10 DVD
Terence Davies | 1988 | UK | 80'

21st
(40) Distant Voices, Still Lives 9/10 DVD
Terence Davies | 1988 | UK | 80'


FEBRUARY


51 films (41 features), 31 at the cinema, ten rewatches
+ One book (Galveston)

1st
(1) casting a glance 9/10 DVD
James Benning | 2007 | USA | 77'

2nd
(2) Robinson in Space 10/10 DVD
Patrick Keiller | 1997 | UK | 78'

2nd
(3) Mystery Train 8/10 DVD
Jim Jarmusch | 1989 | USA | 106'

2nd
(4) The Thin Red Line 8/10 DVD
Terrence Malick | 1998 | USA | 164'

3rd
(5) El Valley Centro 9/10 DVD
James Benning | 1999 | USA | 87'

5th
(6) RR 9/10 DVD
James Benning | 2007 | USA | 107'

5th
(7) Los 9/10 DVD
James Benning | 2000 | USA | 87'

5th
(8) Deseret 10/10 DVD
James Benning | 1995 | USA | 78'

7th
(9) Toni Erdmann 8/10 DCP
Maren Ade | 2016 | Germany/Austria | 162'

7th 
(10) Colours of the Alphabet 6/10 DCP
Alastair Cole | 2016 | UK | 80'

8th 
(11) Modern Romance 7/10 Stream
Albert Brooks | 1981 | USA | 93'

10th 
(12) The Dinner 4/10 DCP
Oren Moverman | 2017 | USA | 120'

10th 
(13) T2 Trainspotting 6/10 DCP
Danny Boyle | 2017 | UK | 117'

10th 
(14) El Mar La Mar 7/10 DCP
Joshua Bonnetta / J.P. Sniadecki | 2017 | USA | 94'

10th
TOP PICK
(15) Golden Exits 8/10 DCP
Alex Ross Perry | 2017 | USA | 94'

11th 
(16) Streetscapes [Dialogue] 7/10 DCP
Heinz Emigholz | 2017 | Germany | 132'

11th 
(17) 2+2=22 [The Alphabet] 8/10 DCP
Heinz Emigholz | 2017 | Germany | 88'

12th 
(18) Spoor 5/10 DCP
Agnieszka Holland | 2017 | Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovak Republic | 128'

12th 
(19) Bickels [Socialism] 7/10 DCP
Heinz Emigholz | 2017 | Germany/Israel | 92'

12th 
(20) California Dreams 7/10 DCP
Mike Ott | 2017 | USA | 85'

13th 
(21) somniloquies 6/10 DCP
Véréna Paravel/Lucien Castaing-Taylor | 2017 | France/UK/USA | 85'

13th 
(22) The Party 5/10 DCP
Sally Potter | 2017 | UK | 71'

13th
(23) Bright Nights 6/10 DCP
Thomas Arslan | 2017 | Germany/Norway | 90'

14th 
(24) The Other Side of Hope 7/10 35mm
Aki Kaurismäki | 2017 | Finland/Germany | 98'

14th 
(25) gog 6/10 DCP 3D
Herbert L. Strock | 1953 | USA | 85'

15th 
(26) Return to Montauk 4/10 DCP
Volker Schlöndorff | 2017 | USA | 105'

15th 
(27) Dieste [Uruguay] 7/10 DCP
Heinz Emigholz | 2017 | Germany | 92'

18th
(28) High Cities of Bones 7/10 Stream
João Salaviza | 2017 | Portugal | 19'

19th
(29) Small Town 7/10 Stream
Diogo Costa Amarante | 2017 | Portugal | 19'

19th
(30) Coup de Grâce 7/10 Stream
Salomé Lamas | 2017 | Portugal | 26'

19th
(31) Negrea 6/10 Stream
Juan Luis Ruiz | 2016 | Spain | 17'

19th
(32) Agostu 7/10 Stream
Diego Llorente | 2017 | Spain | 17'

19th
(33) No Jungle 7/10 Stream
Carmen Menéndez | 2017 | Spain | 16'

20th
TOP PICK
(34) Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion 8/10 Stream
Elio Petri | 1970 | Italy | 112'

22nd
(35) Your Name 8/10 Airplane
Makoto Shinkai | 2016 | Japan | 107'

22nd
(36) Café Society 6/10 Airplane
Woody Allen | 2016 | USA | 96'

22nd
(37) Ghostbusters 3/10 Airplane
Paul Feig | 2016 | USA/Australia | 116'

23rd
(38) This Is the Way I Like It 8/10 BD
Ignacio Agüero | 1985 | Chile | 30'

23rd
(39) This Is the Way I Like It 2 7/10 DCP
Ignacio Agüero | 2016 | Chile | 86'

24th
(40) Sarah Winchester, Ghost Opera 8/10 DCP
Bertrand Bonello | 2016 | France | 24'

24th
(41) From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer 7/10 DCP
Nadav Lapid | 2016 | Israel | 40'

24th
(42) Take Me Home 6/10 DCP
Abbas Kiarostami | 2016 | Iran | 16'

24th
(43) 3 Women or (Waking Up From My Bosnian Dream) 4/10 DCP
Sergio Flores Thorija | 2016 | Mexico/Bosnia Herzegovina | 120'

24th
TOP PICK
(44) Passing Summer 9/10 35mm
Angela Schanelec | 2001 | Germany | 85'

25th
(45) The Dreamed Path 7/10 DCP
Angela Schanelec | 2016 | Germany | 86'

25th
(46) Tormentero 3/10 DCP
Rubén Imaz | 2017 | Mexico/Colombia/Dominican Republic | 80'

25th
(47) Afternoon 8/10 35mm
Angela Schanelec | 2006 | Germany | 97'

26th
(48) Eldorado XXI 7/10 DCP
Salomé Lamas | 2016 | Portugal/France | 122'

26th
(49) Marseille 8/10 35mm
Angela Schanelec | 2004 | Germany | 93'

27th
(50) The Other Day 7/10 DCP
Ignacio Agüero | 2012 | Chile | 120'

27th
(51) Hell or High Water 7/10 Airplane
David Mackenzie | 2016 | USA | 102'


JANUARY


24 films (21 features), six at the cinema, ten rewatches
+ two television seasons (12 half-hour episodes)
+ One book (Alma Cogan)

1st
(1) Mysterious Object at Noon 7/10 DVD
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2000 | Thailand | 84'

1st
(2) Monsoon 6/10 DVD
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2011 | Thailand | 3'

1st
(3) thirdworld 6/10 DVD
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 1997 | Thailand | 17'

3rd
(4) Mysterious Object at Noon 7/10 DVD
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2000 | Thailand | 84'

4th
(5) Silence 7/10 DCP
Martin Scorsese | 2016 | USA/Taiwan/Mexico | 161'

4th
(6) The Night of the Hunter 6/10 DVD
Charles Laughton | 1955 | USA | 89'

5th
(7) Syndromes and a Century 9/10 DVD
Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 2006 | Thailand/France/Austria | 105'

8th
(8) The Tree of Life 9/10 DVD
Terrence Malick | 2011 | USA | 133'

8th
TOP PICK
(9) Down By Law 8/10 DVD
Jim Jarmusch | 1986 | USA | 103'

9th
(10) Gangs of New York 7/10 DVD
Martin Scorsese | 2003 | USA/Germany/UK/Italy/Netherlands | 160'

9th
(11) Robin Hood 9/10 DVD
Wolfgang Reitherman | 1973 | USA | 74'

10th
(12) Miami Vice 9/10 DVD
Michael Mann | 2006 | USA | 127'

10th
(13) Solaris 8/10 DVD
Steven Soderbergh | 2002 | USA | 94'

14th
(14) Manchester By the Sea 7/10 DCP
Kenneth Lonergan | 2016 | USA | 137'

14th
(15) Singin' in the Rain 10/10 35mm
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | 1952 | USA | 103'

17th
(16) La La Land 7/10 DCP
Damien Chazelle | 2016 | USA | 128'

19th
(17) Stranger Than Paradise 8/10 DVD
Jim Jarmusch | 1984 | USA | 86'

20th
(18) Communion 7/10 Stream
Anna Zamecka | 2016 | Poland | 72'

22nd
(19) Romance 6/10 Stream
Catherine Breillat | 1999 | France | 100'

23rd
(20) Anatomy of Hell 5/10 Stream
Catherine Breillat | 2004 | France | 77'

26th
TOP PICK
(21) Sweet Smell of Success 9/10 DCP
Alexander Mackendrick | 1957 | USA | 97'

26th
TOP PICK
(22) The River 9/10 35mm
Jean Renoir | 1951 | France / India / USA | 99'

30th
(23) 10 Rillington Place 8/10 DVD
Richard Fleischer | 1971 | UK | 111'

31st
(24) Proof of Life 9/10 DVD
Taylor Hackford | 2000 | USA | 130'


TV (chronological)

(1) The League of Gentlemen S2 (2000) 8/10
(2) The League of Gentlemen S3 (2002) 5/10

Books (chronological)
(1) Alma Cogan (Gordon Burn, Minerva 1992 [1991]) 8/10
(2) Galveston (Nic Pizzolatto, Sphere 2014 [2010]) 7/10
(3) The BBC: Myth of a Public Service (Tom Mills, Verso 2016) 8/10

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