Friday, January 16, 2009

Movies I've Seen in Theaters - 2009

Milk (Gus Van Sant, 128 m) - 1/15
Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, 116 m) - 1/20
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 114 m) - 1/29
Last Chance Harvey (Joel Hopkins, 92 m) - 1/29
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes, 119 m) - 1/30

Doubt (John Patrick Shanley, 104 m) - 2/1
Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 90 m) - 2/4
The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 115 m) - 2/8
The Reader (Stephen Daldry, 124 m) - 2/15

Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 80 m) - 3/21
Battle for Terra (Aristomenis Tsirbas, 80 m) - 3/28

FFF Shorts Program #1: Lost in Space (96 m) - 3/28
-Marooned? (Ryan Nagata, 14 m)
-Flat Love (Andres Sanz, 15 m)
-The Response (Adam Rodgers, 19 m)
-Trece AƱos (Topaz Adizes, 7.5 m)
-Happy Birthday (Roberta Marie Munroe, 15 m)
-Glory at Sea (Benh Zeitlin, 25 m)

Not Quite Hollywood (Mark Hartley, 102 m) - 3/28
Electric Revolution (Mark Moorman, 12 m) - 3/29
The Rock-afire Explosion (Brett Whitcomb, 70 m) - 3/29
Idiots and Angels (Bill Plympton, 78 m) - 3/29

FFF Italian Shorts Program (93 m) - 3/30
-Because There Are Things You Never Forget (Lucas Figueroa, 12 m)
-Retreating (Elisabetta Bernardini, 18 m)
-Barefoot on the Stage (Andrea Rovetta, 6 m)
-A Heart Inside the Sea (Claudia La Bianca, 19 m)
-Clacson (Tak Kuroha, 6 m)
-Afterville (Fabio Guaglione & Fabio Resinaro, 32 m)

Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim, 89 m) - 3/30
Sita Sings the Blues (Nina Paley, 82 m) - 3/31

True Adolescents (Craig Johnson, 88 m) - 4/1

FFF Shorts Program #2: Return to Sender (94 m) - 4/1
-Asshole (Chadd Harbold, 10 m)
-Crossroad (Maziar Lahooti, 8 m)
-The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook (Marcel Sawicki, 22 m)
-Abbie Cancelled (Jessica Burstein & Robbie Norris, 16 m)
-Official Selection (Brian Crano, 10.5 m)
-Water Pills (Blake Sennett, 27 m)

FFF Shorts Program #5: Animated Shorts (91 m) - 4/1
-Birth (Signe Baumane, 12 m)
-Botnik! (Jacqueline Smessaert Brennan, 11 m)
-From Burger It Came (Dominic Bisignano, 7 m)
-Elephant Girl (David Lobser, 4.5 m)
-Tales of Mere Existence: "Different Kinds of Boyfriends I Have Been," "The Various Kinds of Jobs I Could Get," "How We Managed Not to Really Date Each Other" (Lev Yilmaz, 10 m)
-The Royal Nightmare (Alex Budovsky, 4 m)
-Kaleidoscoptics (Janel Bauer, 6 m)
-Flute Babies (Gretta Johnson, 4.5 m)
-Sebastian's Voodoo (Joaquin Baldin, 4 m)
-Horn Dog (Bill Plympton, 6 m)
-I Am So Proud of You (Don Hertzfeldt, 22 m)

We are the Mods (E.E. Cassidy, 81 m) - 4/1
Pickin' & Trimmin' (Matt Morris, 23 m) - 4/2
Smile 'Til It Hurts: The Up With People Story (Lee Storey, 80 m) - 4/3
Em (Tony Barbieri, 93 m) - 4/3
Sell It To the Hedge Funds (Haven Pell, 4 m) - 4/3
Art + Copy (Doug Pray, 86 m) - 4/3
Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento & Gadi Harel, 101 m) - 4/3
How My Dad Killed Dracula (Sky Soleil, 14 m) - 4/4
School Play (Rick Velleu & Eddie Rosenstein, 72 m) -4/4
The Wrecking Crew (Denny Tedesco, 97 m) - 4/4

FFF International Animated Shorts (90 m) - 4/4
-Mite (Milbe) (Karl Tebbe, 6 m)
-1977 (Peque Verela, 8 m)
-Patience of the Memory (Vuk Jevremovich, 6.5 m)
-The Big Store (Lars Arrhenius & Johannes Muntzing, 8 m)
-The Cable Car (Die Sielbahn) (Claudius Gentinetta & Frank Braun, 7 m)
-Lies (Jonas Odell, 13 m)
-The Surprise Demise of Francis Cooper's Mother (Felix Massie, 7.5 m)
-Snowtime (Dana Dorian, 1.5 m)
-The Tourists (Malcolm Sutherland, 3 m)
-Procrastination (Johnny Kelly, 4 m)
-KJFG No. 5 (Alexie Alexeev, 2 m)
-Chainsaw (Dennis Tupicoff, 24 m)

FFF Midnight Shorts Program (88 m) - 4/4
-Sexxxy Lumberjack (Amautalab, 30 sec)
-An Evening with Mike & Jessica at the King's Head Inn (David Tamkin, 5 m)
-U-Turn (Warwick Young, 7.5 m)
-Shit Chronicles IV (Andy & Carolyn London, 2 m)
-The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (Richard Gale, 10 m)
-Pellet Gunn (Tim Beckhardt, 2.5 m)
-Massage (Ondrej Rudavsky, 8.5 m)
-Fly to Freedom (Amautalab, 30 sec)
-Unbelievable 4 (Sukwon Shin & In Pyo Hong, 4 m)
-The Blindness of the Woods (Martin Jalfen & Javier Lourenco, 12 m)
-Necromance (Kerri Davenport-Burton, 4 m)
-I Live in the Woods (Max Winston, 3.5 m)
-The Creature of the Woods (Amautalab, 30 sec)
-Fuckin' Old Bitch (Jack Truman, 3 m)
-The Lutheran (Brad Bosley, 25 m)

Sugar (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, 120 m) - 4/23

Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 107 m) - 5/5
Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 107 m) - 5/13
Star Trek (J.J. Abrams, 127 m) - 5/24
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi, 90 m) - 5/29

The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 116 m) - 6/6
The Hangover (Todd Phillips, 100 m) - 6/14
Partly Cloudy (Peter Sohn, 6 m) - 6/20
Up (Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, 96 m) - 6/20
Away We Go (Sam Mendes, 98 m) - 6/27

Tyson (James Toback, 90 m) - 7/2
Whatever Works (Woody Allen, 92 m) - 7/3
Whatever Works (Woody Allen, 92 m) - 7/12

The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 131 m) - 8/4

Paper Heart (Nicholas Jasenovec, 88 m) - 9/3
Humpday (Lynn Shelton, 94 m) - 9/5
(500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb, 95 m ) - 9/6
Extract (Mike Judge, 92 m) - 9/7
Thirst (Chan-wook Park, 133 m) - 9/23
Bright Star (Jane Campion, 119 m) - 9/26

Zombieland (Ruben Fleischer, 80 m) - 10/3
Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore, 120 m) - 10/7
The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh, 108 m) - 10/7
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 94 m) - 10/17
A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen, 105 m) - 10/24
Michael Jackson's This Is It (Kenny Ortega, 112 m) - 10/31

An Education (Lone Scherfig, 95 m) - 11/7
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 153 m) - 11/9
The Damned United (Tom Hooper, 98 m) - 11/19
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Lee Daniels, 110 m) - 11/21
An Education (Lone Scherfig, 95 m) - 11/23

Coco Before Chanel (Anne Fontaine, 105 m) - 12/5
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 87 m) - 12/7
The Road (John Hillcoat, 111 m) - 12/18
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 109 m) - 12/21
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie, 128 m) - 12/25
Me and Orson Welles (Richard Linklater, 114 m) - 12/28


lanet said...

It's sad how many movies I've seen so far this year. I will have to totally stalk this list to keep up with things. I added Last Chance Harvey, Revolutionary Road & Wendy and Lucy... are they worth watching?

lanet said...

PS Anything I should see at Tribeca? Something you'd like to watch vicariously? I never bought tickets for anything but I'm definitely willing to stand in line!

Jason said...

Last Chance Harvey is worth seeing if for nothing more than to watch Hoffman and Thompson play off each other. Revolutionary Road is solid, although I wouldn't say I loved it. Wendy and Lucy is great and I'm thinking Michelle Williams is turning into one hell of an actress.

Re: Tribeca...

I looked at the schedule and am now salivating. There's so many I want to see. Here's a few:

Rudy y Cursi (saw the trailer for this when I went to see Sugar and was so excited about it I wanted to jump out of my seat)

The Exploding Girl (read a NYT article on the director and his wife, who directed Treeless Mountain, one of the best I saw at FFF this year)

Still Walking (loved Kore-eda's previous one Nobody Knows)

All About Actresses

The Girlfriend Experience (Soderberg)

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (a hand-held, 16mm, b&w musical? hellz yes)

Yodok Stories

Serious Moonlight (Adrienne Shelly screenplay, directed by Cheryl Hines)

My Last Five Girlfriends

Let me know if you see any of these, or more!!

lanet said...

I heart Dustin Hoffman. You should try and catch one of his appearances on Graham Norton - I think you would find it hilarious. He gets a bit bawdy!

Re: Tribeca - have tickets for All About Actresses and am trying to get rush tickets for Exploding Girl. Before I saw your suggestions!

Also am going to try and see something on Friday night, so maybe one of the other ones are available? You should totally try and come up to NY and volunteer at Tribeca - I got passes to more films than I could use, and if you're only volunteering for 4 hours there'd be plenty of time to see films.

Jason said...

Let me know how those movies were and any others you might have seen. I may seriously consider going up there next year to volunteer... just wish it wasn't so close in the calendar to FFF. Will have to do some serious schedule manipulation!

lanet said...

How was Bright Star? And Where the Wild Things Are. I want to see both!

Jason said...

Go see both! I had very high expectations of Where the Wild Things Are and, while it didn't necessarily blow me away, it's still a very, very good film.

I don't know how Bright Star won't make my year-end list, if not the top ten, then definitely the honorable mention. Cornish deserves an Oscar nod.