Grades for Movies 2005

Monday, February 21, 2005

A+ Pantheon

A Masterpieces

Kings and Queen
(Desplechin) [moved up after 2nd viewing]

A- Great

Caché (Hidden) (Haneke) [AFI Fest]

Brokeback Mountain (Lee)

Memories of Murder

Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul)

A-/B+ Near Great

2046 (Wong)

King Kong (Jackson)

The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach)

Last Days (Van Sant)

B+ Must See

A Tale of Cinema (Hong)

Pride & Prejudice

Grizzly Man (Herzog)

Land of the Dead

Kung Fu Hustle

Batman Begins

Tony Takitani

Dallas 362 (Caan)

B+/B Strongly Recommended

Howl's Moving Castle

Good Night, and Good Luck

Oldboy (Park)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Match Point

Blind Shaft (Li)

The Holy Girl

The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Audiard)

Nobody Knows (Kore-eda)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Apatow)


Princess Raccoon (Suzuki) [AFI Fest] (estimated grade)

B Recommended

3-iron (Kim)

Clean (Assayas)

Sky High (Mitchell)

Star Wars -- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (Lucas)

Three Times (Hou)

B/B- Recommended with minor reservations

Broken Flowers (Jarmusch)

Head-On (Akin)

A History of Violence (Cronenberg)

Me and You and Everyone We Know (July)

War of the Worlds

B- Recommended with major reservations

A tout de suite (Jacquot)

The Forest for the Trees
(Ade) [LAFF]

Mirrormask (McKean)

Munich (Spielberg)

Mysterious Skin (Araki)

Pretty Persuasion

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

The New World (Malick)

Tomorrow We Move (Akerman)

C+ Not Recommended but with redeeming values

Eros (Wong [A-]; Soderbergh [B-]; Antonioni [D+])

Everything Is Illuminated (Shreiber)

Funny Ha Ha (Bujalski)

Sin City (Rodriguez & Miller w/ Tarantino)

The World (Jia)

C Poor

Kamikaze Girls (Nakashima) [LAFF]


C- Crap

A Talking Picture
(de Oliveira)

D+ Utter crap

D Foul, disgusting crap

F Burn the negative

Movies currently playing which I may see:

Wallace and Gromit
The Constant Gardener
Walk the Line
Corpse Bride
Harry Potter
Gilles' Wife
The Penguin Movie
The Aristocrats


My Summer of Love
5 x 2
Look at Me
Fever Pitch
The Brothers Grimm
Where the Truth Lies
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bad News Bears
Kingdom of Heaven
Ong-Bak: Thai Warrior
Rob Zombie Movie
Funny Ha Ha
Mr and Mrs Smith
Melinda and Melinda

Turtles Can Fly

Best of Youth