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Your Year of Living OCD: 2019 Edition
#1
Join us as we celebrate or rue all the 20, 30, 40, and 50 year anniversaries of our favorite films!
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#2
That's gonna be a big part of it, for sure. But meanwhile...

Last entry from 2018 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4575546

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

Jan 4: Welcome To Marwen. Well, at least it isn't a big-budget FX-heavy Henry Darger biopic.

Jan 6: The Adventures of Mark Twain (35mm, 1985). I love the "Mysterious Stranger" sequence for its darkness and weirdness.

Jan 6: Festival of Claymation (35mm, 1987). "The Creation" is the big winner here, with a huge assist from James Earl Jones' reading of the text.

Jan 12: I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978). Dropped this on a couple of friends who are old enough to have actually seen the Beatles play. Big hit.

Jan 20: Gog (3D, 1954). On one hand, this might be the very first cyber-terrorism movie. On the other, it's unbearably talky and tedious.

Jan 20: Local Hero (35mm, 1983). Just a perfect gem of a film. The live Q&A with Peter Riegert after was pretty great too.

Jan 21: They Shall Not Grow Old (3D). Cheers for extra screenings added. But why not a proper release already?

Jan 22: Captain America: The First Avenger (3D, 2011). I'd forgotten how purely entertaining this movie is.

Jan 22: ffolkes (1980). Oddball thriller stands out for Moore's eccentric title character and some nifty miniature effects.

Jan 23: Roma. Yup, Best Actress right there.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#3
Viewings 1-10 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4577258

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

Feb 8: Free Solo. It's the onscreen perspective of the director and crew that really brings home the impact of what their friend is doing.

Feb 12: Conquest of Space (1955). Early "hard sci-fi" spends a surprising amount of time on issues of low morale, bad communication, and awful comic relief.

Feb 16: The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet (3D, 2013). Gorgeous and inventive, and not a little touching. Too bad it didn't get a proper stateside release.

Feb 19: The Shining (1980). Nicholson's facial expressions really are the main event. Little too much tongue-waggling though.

Feb 20: Alita: Battle Angel (3D). A total blast. Also features the best PG-13 f-bomb in years.

Feb 23: Solo (3D, 2018). I totally forgot there's a full half-hour of movie left to go after the big action climax.

Feb 24: Gravity (2013). Still can't tell if Stone accidentally starts the fire on the ISS.

Mar 1: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Director's Cut). Live concert presentation with the San Francisco Symphony. I forgot what a big role the chorus plays.

Mar 2: 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957). Harryhausen's last black-and-white production sports some unusually innovative FX.

Mar 2: Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). Is it weird that this film paints the near-total destruction of Washington DC as an unambiguous victory?
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#4

  1. Southern Comfort (1981, dir. Walter Hill, Amazon) 1/13/19 REWATCH
  2. The Evil That Men Do (1984, dir. J. Lee Thompson) 1/13/19
  3. Ronin (1998, dir. John Frankenheimer) 1/14/19 REWATCH
  4. Conspiracy Theory (1997, dir. Richard Donner) 1/15/19 REWATCH
  5. They Live (1988, dir. John Carpenter) 1/16/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  6. The Long Goodbye (1973, dir. Robert Altman) 1/17/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  7. Fear of a Black Hat (1993, dir. Rusty Cundieff) 1/21/19
  8. Serenity (2019, dir. Steven Knight) 1/23/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  9. The January Man (1989, dir. Pat O'Connor) 1/24/19
  10. Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  11. Inferno (1980, dir. Dario Argento) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  12. Dressed to Kill (1980, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; R-RATED VERSION
  13. Tenebre (1982, dir. Dario Argento) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; UNCUT VERSION
  14. Penthouse North (2013, dir. Joseph Ruben) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  15. Deep Rising (1998, dir. Stephen Sommers) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  16. Wild at Heart (1990, dir. David Lynch) 2/2/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  17. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019, dir Dan Gilroy) 2/3/19
  18. Wayne's World (1992, dir. Penelope Spheeris) 2/4/19 REWATCH
  19. Wayne's World 2 (1993, dir. Stephen Surjik) 2/5/19
  20. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, dir. Robert Rodriguez) 2/7/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  21. Cold Pursuit (2019, dir. Hans Petter Moland) 2/9/19 THEATRICAL
  22. Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento) 2/10/19
  23. Torso (1973, dir. Sergio Martino) 2/11/19
  24. Femme Fatale (2002, dir. Brian De Palma) 2/12/19
  25. Deliverance (1972, dir. John Boorman) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  26. Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  27. Clifford (1994, dir. Paul Flaherty) 2/17/19 REWATCH
  28. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, dir. Carl Franklin) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  29. Crimson Tide (1995, dir. Tony Scott) 2/18/19 REWATCH
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#5
I watched FEAR OF A BLACK HAT a few weeks ago too!
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#6
Jan
The Favourite
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Into the Spiderverse
Girls Trip
The Italian Job (1969)
Aquaman
Mulan
Step Brothers
The Big Sick
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Lady Bird
Hanna

Feb
Fate of the Furious
The Other Guys
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#7
Viewings 11-20 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4586637

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

Mar 2: The Valley of Gwangi (1969). Sneakily sophisticated script for a Harryhausen flick, with nearly every character tempted to sell out at some point.

Mar 3: Son of Fury (1941). Underrated Tyrone Power vehicle boasts a tremendously satisfying revenge storyline, plus a cast loaded with scene-stealers.

Mar 4: Space Truckers (1996). The Good Sport Award goes to Charles Dance, and he's also the recipient of an all-time great Dennis Hopper line reading.

Mar 5: The Door (Die Tür, 2009). Domestic thriller takes a neat spin into Twilight Zone territory, but then gets distracted by the implications of its own premise.

Mar 6: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). The perfect thing for a stuck-home-with-a-migraine type evening.

Mar 14: Captain Marvel (3D). Lots of fun, and Larson's chemistry with Jackson is a big part of that.

Mar 16: Avengers: Age of Ultron (3D, 2015). All superhero movies compress the narrative of their villains, but this really feels more like the Afternoon of Ultron.

Mar 17: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Still a technical marvel, and a tour de force for Bob Hoskins.

Mar 17: Skyscraper (3D, 2018). I really like that the heroes' marriage is solid from the ground up and the film avoids the usual "choose work or family" tropes.

Mar 26: The Long Good Friday (1979). Hoskins is just unbelievably good in this. That final shot.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#8
Continuing on...

30. Fallen (1998, dir. Gregory Hoblit) 2/19/19
31. Ordinary People (1980, dir. Robert Redford) 2/20/19
32. Bad Girls (1994, dir. Jonathan Kaplan) 2/21/19
33. The Verdict (1982, dir. Sidney Lumet) 2/26/19 REWATCH
34. Spy Game (2001, dir. Tony Scott) 2/27/19 REWATCH
35. 9 to 5 (1980, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/3/19
36. Point Break (1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) 3/4/19 REWATCH + 35MM
37. Foul Play (1978, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/4/19
38. Poison Ivy (1992, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/4/19
39. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979, dir. William A. Levey) 35MM
40. Roller Boogie (1979, dir. Mark L. Lester) 35MM
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#9
41. Captain Marvel (2019, dir. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) 3/7/19 THEATRICAL
42. Industrial Symphony No. 1 (1990, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19
43. Dune (1984, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19 REWATCH
44. The Highwaymen (2019, dir. John Lee Hancock) 3/13/19 THEATRICAL
45. Triple Frontier (2019, dir. J.C. Chandor) 3/14/19
46. Enter the Dragon (1973, dir. Robert Clouse) 3/14/19 REWATCH
47. The Invitation (2016, dir. Karyn Kusama) 3/14/19
48. That's Action! (1990, dir. David A. Prior) 3/15/19
49. Windtalkers (2002, dir. John Woo) 3/17/19 DIRECTOR'S CUT
50. The Fan (1996, dir. Tony Scott) 3/17/19
51. Den of Thieves (2018, dir. Christian Gudegast) 3/17/19

2019 Movies Seen/Ranked:

The Highwaymen (3.5/4)
Alita: Battle Angel (3/4)
Cold Pursuit (3/4)
Captain Marvel (2/4)
Triple Frontier (1.5/4)
Velvet Buzzsaw (1.5/4)
Serenity (.5/4)

Best New-to-me:

Fear of a Black Hat
Torso
Femme Fatale
Ordinary People
9 to 5
Poison Ivy
Skatetown, U.S.A.
Roller Boogie
Industrial Symphony No. 1
The Invitation
Windtalkers
The Fan
Den of Thieves
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#10
Viewings 21-30 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4592199

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

Mar 29: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018). I'm glad to see that the expanded release still includes the short making-of segment at the end.

Apr 2: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Divide that by nine, please.

Apr 2: Dave (1993). Because a friend couldn't remember which movie "we're walking, we're walking..." was from. Happy to oblige.

Apr 9: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979, Director's Edition). It's really just that first act that gets things off on the wrong foot. Once we hit the cloud it's fine.

Apr 11: Missing Link. Much lighter in tone than Studio Laika's usual offerings, but the villains don't get off easy. Design and animation are gorgeous.

Apr 14: 18 to Party. Unreleased. Watch this space.

Apr 14: Jivaro! (3D, 1954) Exciting and unpredictable pulp adventure with grisly action and glorious Rhonda Fleming.

Apr 15: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (3D, 2013). Too bad this didn't get a wide US release, but I don't know how I would have promoted it.

Apr 19: After the Fox (1966). Sellers' "American tourist" disguise is the best.

Apr 20: My Favorite Brunette (1947). Probably the ideal Bob Hope 'heroic coward' movie.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#11

  1. Southern Comfort (1981, dir. Walter Hill, Amazon) 1/13/19 REWATCH
  2. The Evil That Men Do (1984, dir. J. Lee Thompson) 1/13/19
  3. Ronin (1998, dir. John Frankenheimer) 1/14/19 REWATCH
  4. Conspiracy Theory (1997, dir. Richard Donner) 1/15/19 REWATCH
  5. They Live (1988, dir. John Carpenter) 1/16/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  6. The Long Goodbye (1973, dir. Robert Altman) 1/17/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  7. Fear of a Black Hat (1993, dir. Rusty Cundieff) 1/21/19
  8. Serenity (2019, dir. Steven Knight) 1/23/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  9. The January Man (1989, dir. Pat O'Connor) 1/24/19
  10. Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  11. Inferno (1980, dir. Dario Argento) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  12. Dressed to Kill (1980, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; R-RATED VERSION
  13. Tenebre (1982, dir. Dario Argento) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; UNCUT VERSION
  14. Penthouse North (2013, dir. Joseph Ruben) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  15. Deep Rising (1998, dir. Stephen Sommers) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  16. Wild at Heart (1990, dir. David Lynch) 2/2/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  17. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019, dir Dan Gilroy) 2/3/19
  18. Wayne's World (1992, dir. Penelope Spheeris) 2/4/19 REWATCH
  19. Wayne's World 2 (1993, dir. Stephen Surjik) 2/5/19
  20. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, dir. Robert Rodriguez) 2/7/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  21. Cold Pursuit (2019, dir. Hans Petter Moland) 2/9/19 THEATRICAL
  22. Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento) 2/10/19
  23. Torso (1973, dir. Sergio Martino) 2/11/19
  24. Femme Fatale (2002, dir. Brian De Palma) 2/12/19
  25. Deliverance (1972, dir. John Boorman) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  26. Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  27. Clifford (1994, dir. Paul Flaherty) 2/17/19 REWATCH
  28. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, dir. Carl Franklin) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  29. Crimson Tide (1995, dir. Tony Scott) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  30. Fallen (1998, dir. Gregory Hoblit) 2/19/19
  31. Ordinary People (1980, dir. Robert Redford) 2/20/19
  32. Bad Girls (1994, dir. Jonathan Kaplan) 2/21/19
  33. The Verdict (1982, dir. Sidney Lumet) 2/26/19 REWATCH
  34. Spy Game (2001, dir. Tony Scott) 2/27/19 REWATCH
  35.  9 to 5 (1980, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/3/19
  36. Point Break (1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) 3/4/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  37. Foul Play (1978, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/4/19
  38. Poison Ivy (1992, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/4/19
  39. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979, dir. William A. Levey) 3/5/19 35MM
  40. Roller Boogie (1979, dir. Mark L. Lester) 3/5/19 35MM
  41. Captain Marvel (2019, dir. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) 3/7/19 THEATRICAL
  42. Industrial Symphony No. 1 (1990, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19
  43. Dune (1984, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19 REWATCH
  44. The Highwaymen (2019, dir. John Lee Hancock) 3/13/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  45. Triple Frontier (2019, dir. J.C. Chandor) 3/14/19
  46. Enter the Dragon (1973, dir. Robert Clouse) 3/14/19 REWATCH
  47. The Invitation (2016, dir. Karyn Kusama) 3/14/19
  48. That's Action! (1990, dir. David A. Prior) 3/15/19
  49. Windtalkers (2002, dir. John Woo) 3/17/19 DIRECTOR'S CUT
  50. The Fan (1996, dir. Tony Scott) 3/17/19
  51. Den of Thieves (2018, dir. Christian Gudegast) 3/17/19
  52. Cam (2018, dir. Daniel Goldhaber) 3/20/19
  53. Us (2019, dir. Jordan Peele) 3/21/19 THEATRICAL
  54. The Girl I Want (1990, dir. David DeCoteau) 3/23/19 REWATCH
  55. Streets (1990, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/24/19
  56. Pet Sematary (1989, dir. Mary Lambert) 3/27/19 REWATCH
  57. Thinner (1996, dir. Tom Holland) 3/27/19
  58. Pet Sematary (2019, dir. Kevin Kòlsch and Dennis Widmyer) 3/28/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  59. Firstborn (1984, dir. Michael Apted) 3/31/19 REWATCH
  60. Man on Fire (2004, dir. Tony Scott) 4/1/19 REWATCH
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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Update time!

  1. Southern Comfort (1981, dir. Walter Hill, Amazon) 1/13/19 REWATCH
  2. The Evil That Men Do (1984, dir. J. Lee Thompson) 1/13/19
  3. Ronin (1998, dir. John Frankenheimer) 1/14/19 REWATCH
  4. Conspiracy Theory (1997, dir. Richard Donner) 1/15/19 REWATCH
  5. They Live (1988, dir. John Carpenter) 1/16/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  6. The Long Goodbye (1973, dir. Robert Altman) 1/17/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  7. Fear of a Black Hat (1993, dir. Rusty Cundieff) 1/21/19
  8. Serenity (2019, dir. Steven Knight) 1/23/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  9. The January Man (1989, dir. Pat O'Connor) 1/24/19
  10. Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  11. Inferno (1980, dir. Dario Argento) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  12. Dressed to Kill (1980, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; R-RATED VERSION
  13. Tenebre (1982, dir. Dario Argento) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; UNCUT VERSION
  14. Penthouse North (2013, dir. Joseph Ruben) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  15. Deep Rising (1998, dir. Stephen Sommers) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  16. Wild at Heart (1990, dir. David Lynch) 2/2/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  17. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019, dir Dan Gilroy) 2/3/19
  18. Wayne's World (1992, dir. Penelope Spheeris) 2/4/19 REWATCH
  19. Wayne's World 2 (1993, dir. Stephen Surjik) 2/5/19
  20. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, dir. Robert Rodriguez) 2/7/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  21. Cold Pursuit (2019, dir. Hans Petter Moland) 2/9/19 THEATRICAL
  22. Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento) 2/10/19
  23. Torso (1973, dir. Sergio Martino) 2/11/19
  24. Femme Fatale (2002, dir. Brian De Palma) 2/12/19
  25. Deliverance (1972, dir. John Boorman) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  26. Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  27. Clifford (1994, dir. Paul Flaherty) 2/17/19 REWATCH
  28. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, dir. Carl Franklin) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  29. Crimson Tide (1995, dir. Tony Scott) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  30. Fallen (1998, dir. Gregory Hoblit) 2/19/19
  31. Ordinary People (1980, dir. Robert Redford) 2/20/19
  32. Bad Girls (1994, dir. Jonathan Kaplan) 2/21/19
  33. The Verdict (1982, dir. Sidney Lumet) 2/26/19 REWATCH
  34. Spy Game (2001, dir. Tony Scott) 2/27/19 REWATCH
  35.  9 to 5 (1980, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/3/19
  36. Point Break (1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) 3/4/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  37. Foul Play (1978, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/4/19
  38. Poison Ivy (1992, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/4/19
  39. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979, dir. William A. Levey) 3/5/19 35MM
  40. Roller Boogie (1979, dir. Mark L. Lester) 3/5/19 35MM
  41. Captain Marvel (2019, dir. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) 3/7/19 THEATRICAL
  42. Industrial Symphony No. 1 (1990, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19
  43. Dune (1984, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19 REWATCH
  44. The Highwaymen (2019, dir. John Lee Hancock) 3/13/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  45. Triple Frontier (2019, dir. J.C. Chandor) 3/14/19
  46. Enter the Dragon (1973, dir. Robert Clouse) 3/14/19 REWATCH
  47. The Invitation (2016, dir. Karyn Kusama) 3/14/19
  48. That's Action! (1990, dir. David A. Prior) 3/15/19
  49. Windtalkers (2002, dir. John Woo) 3/17/19 DIRECTOR'S CUT
  50. The Fan (1996, dir. Tony Scott) 3/17/19
  51. Den of Thieves (2018, dir. Christian Gudegast) 3/17/19
  52. Cam (2018, dir. Daniel Goldhaber) 3/20/19
  53. Us (2019, dir. Jordan Peele) 3/21/19 THEATRICAL
  54. The Girl I Want (1990, dir. David DeCoteau) 3/23/19 REWATCH
  55. Streets (1990, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/24/19
  56. Pet Sematary (1989, dir. Mary Lambert) 3/27/19 REWATCH
  57. Thinner (1996, dir. Tom Holland) 3/27/19
  58. Pet Sematary (2019, dir. Kevin Kòlsch and Dennis Widmyer) 3/28/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  59. Firstborn (1984, dir. Michael Apted) 3/31/19 REWATCH
  60. Man on Fire (2004, dir. Tony Scott) 4/1/19 REWATCH
  61. Shazam! (2019, dir. David Sandberg) 4/2/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  62. Blood and Black Lace (1965, dir. Mario Bava) 4/3/19
  63. Vibes (1988, dir. Ken Kwapis) 4/4/19
  64. Déjà Vu (2006, dir. Tony Scott) 4/4/19
  65. The 'Burbs (1989, dir. Joe Dante) 4/7/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  66. Man on Fire (1987, dir. Elie Chouraqui) 4/7/19
  67. Magnolia (1999, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 4/8/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  68. He Got Game (1998, dir. Spike Lee) 4/9/19
  69. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971, dir. John Hancock) 4/9/19
  70. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, dir. Oliver Stone) 4/10/19 REWATCH
  71. Marathon Man (1976, dir. John Schlesinger) 4/10/19 REWATCH
  72. Black Sunday (1961, dir. Mario Bava) 4/10/19
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#13
Oh wow, Vibes.
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#14
Not a bad movie, honestly. Cyndi Lauper has presence and it’s peak Jeff Goldblum from the get-go.

With a better director, I think it’d at least have cult status.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#15
Yeah, the cast is solid all around. Peter Falk doing his In-Laws thing, Elizabeth Peña doing the tango. How'd you see it?
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth."--Steve McQueen
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#16
Wink 
Video store in town. Also how I watched the dreadful 1987 Man on Fire among many others.

The cast makes the movie. The shocker for me was young Steve Buscemi as a jackass who hits on Cyndi Lauper at the race track.
"PREDATOR 2 feels like it was penned by convicts as part of a correctional facility's creative writing program, and that's what I love about it." - Moltisanti
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#17

  1. Southern Comfort (1981, dir. Walter Hill, Amazon) 1/13/19 REWATCH
  2. The Evil That Men Do (1984, dir. J. Lee Thompson) 1/13/19
  3. Ronin (1998, dir. John Frankenheimer) 1/14/19 REWATCH
  4. Conspiracy Theory (1997, dir. Richard Donner) 1/15/19 REWATCH
  5. They Live (1988, dir. John Carpenter) 1/16/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  6. The Long Goodbye (1973, dir. Robert Altman) 1/17/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  7. Fear of a Black Hat (1993, dir. Rusty Cundieff) 1/21/19
  8. Serenity (2019, dir. Steven Knight) 1/23/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  9. The January Man (1989, dir. Pat O'Connor) 1/24/19
  10. Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  11. Inferno (1980, dir. Dario Argento) 1/25/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  12. Dressed to Kill (1980, dir. Brian De Palma) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; R-RATED VERSION
  13. Tenebre (1982, dir. Dario Argento) 1/26/19 REWATCH + 35MM; UNCUT VERSION
  14. Penthouse North (2013, dir. Joseph Ruben) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  15. Deep Rising (1998, dir. Stephen Sommers) 1/27/19 REWATCH
  16. Wild at Heart (1990, dir. David Lynch) 2/2/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  17. Velvet Buzzsaw (2019, dir Dan Gilroy) 2/3/19
  18. Wayne's World (1992, dir. Penelope Spheeris) 2/4/19 REWATCH
  19. Wayne's World 2 (1993, dir. Stephen Surjik) 2/5/19
  20. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, dir. Robert Rodriguez) 2/7/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  21. Cold Pursuit (2019, dir. Hans Petter Moland) 2/9/19 THEATRICAL
  22. Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento) 2/10/19
  23. Torso (1973, dir. Sergio Martino) 2/11/19
  24. Femme Fatale (2002, dir. Brian De Palma) 2/12/19
  25. Deliverance (1972, dir. John Boorman) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  26. Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 2/13/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  27. Clifford (1994, dir. Paul Flaherty) 2/17/19 REWATCH
  28. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995, dir. Carl Franklin) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  29. Crimson Tide (1995, dir. Tony Scott) 2/18/19 REWATCH
  30. Fallen (1998, dir. Gregory Hoblit) 2/19/19
  31. Ordinary People (1980, dir. Robert Redford) 2/20/19
  32. Bad Girls (1994, dir. Jonathan Kaplan) 2/21/19
  33. The Verdict (1982, dir. Sidney Lumet) 2/26/19 REWATCH
  34. Spy Game (2001, dir. Tony Scott) 2/27/19 REWATCH
  35.  9 to 5 (1980, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/3/19
  36. Point Break (1991, dir. Kathryn Bigelow) 3/4/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  37. Foul Play (1978, dir. Colin Higgins) 3/4/19
  38. Poison Ivy (1992, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/4/19
  39. Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979, dir. William A. Levey) 3/5/19 35MM
  40. Roller Boogie (1979, dir. Mark L. Lester) 3/5/19 35MM
  41. Captain Marvel (2019, dir. Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck) 3/7/19 THEATRICAL
  42. Industrial Symphony No. 1 (1990, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19
  43. Dune (1984, dir. David Lynch) 3/11/19 REWATCH
  44. The Highwaymen (2019, dir. John Lee Hancock) 3/13/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  45. Triple Frontier (2019, dir. J.C. Chandor) 3/14/19
  46. Enter the Dragon (1973, dir. Robert Clouse) 3/14/19 REWATCH
  47. The Invitation (2016, dir. Karyn Kusama) 3/14/19
  48. That's Action! (1990, dir. David A. Prior) 3/15/19
  49. Windtalkers (2002, dir. John Woo) 3/17/19 DIRECTOR'S CUT
  50. The Fan (1996, dir. Tony Scott) 3/17/19
  51. Den of Thieves (2018, dir. Christian Gudegast) 3/17/19
  52. Cam (2018, dir. Daniel Goldhaber) 3/20/19
  53. Us (2019, dir. Jordan Peele) 3/21/19 THEATRICAL
  54. The Girl I Want (1990, dir. David DeCoteau) 3/23/19 REWATCH
  55. Streets (1990, dir. Katt Shea Ruben) 3/24/19
  56. Pet Sematary (1989, dir. Mary Lambert) 3/27/19 REWATCH
  57. Thinner (1996, dir. Tom Holland) 3/27/19
  58. Pet Sematary (2019, dir. Kevin Kòlsch and Dennis Widmyer) 3/28/19 THEATRICAL + ADVANCE SCREENING
  59. Firstborn (1984, dir. Michael Apted) 3/31/19 REWATCH
  60. Man on Fire (2004, dir. Tony Scott) 4/1/19 REWATCH
  61. Shazam! (2019, dir. David Sandberg) 4/2/19 THEATRICAL + 4DX + ADVANCE SCREENING
  62. Blood and Black Lace (1965, dir. Mario Bava) 4/3/19
  63. Vibes (1988, dir. Ken Kwapis) 4/4/19
  64. Déjà Vu (2006, dir. Tony Scott) 4/4/19
  65. The 'Burbs (1989, dir. Joe Dante) 4/7/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  66. Man on Fire (1987, dir. Elie Chouraqui) 4/7/19
  67. Magnolia (1999, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) 4/8/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  68. He Got Game (1998, dir. Spike Lee) 4/9/19
  69. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971, dir. John Hancock) 4/9/19
  70. Born on the Fourth of July (1989, dir. Oliver Stone) 4/10/19 REWATCH
  71. Marathon Man (1976, dir. John Schlesinger) 4/10/19 REWATCH
  72. Black Sunday (1961, dir. Mario Bava) 4/10/19
  73. Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991, dir. Mark L. Lester) 4/11/19 REWATCH
  74. Deathrow Gameshow (1987, dir. Mark Pirro) 4/11/19
  75. Doctor Mordrid (1992, dir. Albert & Charles Band) 4/11/19
  76. Another 48 Hrs. (1990, dir. Walter Hill) 4/11/19 REWATCH
  77. Dirty Harry (1971, dir. Don Siegel) 4/12/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  78. Escape from Alcatraz (1979, dir. Don Siegel) 4/12/19 REWATCH + 35MM
  79. The Parallax View (1974, dir. Alan J. Pakula) 4/15/19 REWATCH
  80. Vixens of Bandolero (1993, dir. Manny Esquival) 4/15/19
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#18
Viewings 31-40 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4599276

First Viewing
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Theatrical
Home Video

Apr 21: The Sea Wolf (1941). Man, E.G. Robinson was an unlikely movie star. But you can't take your eyes off him.

Apr 21: Hangover Square (1945). Dig those super smooth crane/dolly camera moves in the concert sequence.

Apr 24: The Princess Bride (1987). Watching this with someone who keeps asking questions about the characters adds another level to it.

Apr 24: Apollo 11. Wish I'd caught this in IMAX. That Saturn V liftoff.

Apr 24: The Man Who Would Be King (1975). God I love those Whitlock matte shots.

Apr 27: Avengers: Endgame (3D). Oops, looks like they didn't have time to 3D-convert that one big group shot.

Apr 30: Come As You Are. Currently making festival rounds, this is a charming and raunchy road movie about three disabled men looking to lose their virginity.

May 1: Repo Man (1984). Appreciated Robby Müller's use of color this time around.

May 1: Spider-Man: Homecoming (3D, 2017). That twist is so beautifully, organically laid in.

May 4: Avengers: Endgame. Karen Gillan does an amazing job keeping the various iterations of her character distinct.
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#19
Viewings 41-50 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4604988

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

May 5: Missing Link (3D). It's cool that Laika doesn't overdo it with 3D compositions, but they could go for a little more separation.

May 5: Long Day's Journey Into Night (3D, 2018). Imagine if Wong Kar-Wai and Andrei Tarkovsky had a baby.

May 8: Long Day's Journey Into Night (3D). I'm fascinated by this film even though I keep dozing off during it.

May 12: An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted). This has been floating around for a while  but doesn't seem to have gotten a full release. It's silly and cute.

May 13: My Favorite Brunette (1947). Appreciated Dorothy Lamour's performance this time around. She gets in a lot of subtle reactions.

May 13: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). Great fun, with little satirical smartbombs planted everywhere.

May 16: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, Director's Edition). This time I noticed: Only two working phaser props. One blinks and one doesn't.

May 22: Asbury Park: Riot, Revolution, Rock 'N Roll. Strong subject matter, so-so execution. The narration really grates.

May 24: The Chaperone. A little stilted to start, but relaxes in concert with McGovern's lovely performance. Richardson's haircut isn't quite right.

May 24: Never Look Away (2018). Three hours plus and I was riveted, even on four hours' sleep.
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#20
Viewings 51-60 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4609386

First Viewing
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Theatrical
Home Video

May 25: Sherman's March (1986). If you know Ross McElwee's documentaries, you know the best part is always when Charleen shows up.

May 28: The Warriors (1979). Today I learned that the character of Fox gets run over by a train because the actor got fired.

June 1: Headhunters (Hodejegerne, 2011) This screenplay is so solid it should be taught in schools.

June 1: I Was An Adventuress (1940). This is my secret weapon recommendation for anyone who's run out of classic romantic comedies to watch.

June 8: Teenagers From Outer Space (1959). Live Cinema Insomnia show with Mr. Lobo!

June 8: Bride of the Monster (1955). In Angorarama!

June 11: Always Be My Maybe. Yes, the Keanu cameo really is that funny.

June 11: Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. Take the interviews with a grain of salt. The performances are outstanding.

June 12: Shadow (Ying). You want divided loyalties? Come get 'em fractured, splintered, braided, shredded. Love the razorblade umbrellas too.

June 16: The Legend of Tarzan (3D, 2016). I'm not sure that historical contextualization was the way to go here.
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#21
Viewings 61-70 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4616345

First Viewing
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Home Video

June 18: The Flame of New Orleans (1941). Minor Dietrich, but worth it for the way she plays with her persona.

June 20: Booksmart. Tremendously confident, funny, and moving. The scene in the pizza car? Some of the best laughs I've had in a very long time.

June 21: Like, Reply, Share. As yet unreleased. Watch this space.

June 21: Being Frank. Film is set in 1992 for the sole (unspoken) reason that cell phones and the internet would unravel the plot in milliseconds.

June 23: Laputa: Castle In the Sky (1986). What about the little birds? Will they be okay in high orbit?

June 24: Spectre (2015). What's the point of making Blofeld the "architect of all (Bond's) pain" in a continuity that doesn't include Tracy?

June 26: Do the Right Thing (1989). Still visually stunning, still excruciatingly topical.

Jun 29: Porco Rosso (1992). Speaking of topical, I forgot about the "rising tide of fascism" subplot.

Jun 30: Yesterday. The hero's reluctance to lock it down with Lily James broke my suspension of disbelief before the what-if scenario even began.

Jul 1: Piranha 3DD (3D, 2011). You never know when you'll discover some unheralded schlock masterpiece but this is just crass garbage.
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#22
Viewings 71-80 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4622287

First Viewing
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Home Video

Jul 3: Stand-In (1937). Hey, Yesterday, here's how you show the guy not getting that the girl's in love with him. Our hero is practically on the spectrum.

Jul 4: Spider-Man: Far From Home (3D). C'mon people, at least shoot Zendaya's hair in native 3D and save yourselves some work on the conversion.

Jul 6: War and Peace (Vojna i mir, 1967, parts 1 and 2). Spectacular restoration, even though the 70mm source appears completely lost.

Jul 7: War and Peace (Vojna i mir, 1967, parts 3 and 4). The finale is patchier than I'd remembered. They probably wanted to just get it done.

Jul 10: Paris Is Burning (1990). Probably impossible to measure this film's influence on present-day pop culture.

Jul 11: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017, 3D). Impulse rewatch due to a Mantis meme that's been going around. Love Mantis.

Jul 23: Vanishing Point (European version, 1971). Definitely works better with Charlotte Rampling. Like most things.

Jul 26: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (35mm). Possibly the first Tarantino film I've ever genuinely enjoyed from beginning to end.

Aug 5: Toy Story 4. Low on jokes, heavy on pathos. That said, I was most concerned about whether the Combat Carl gag was going to pay off.

Aug 5: The Bubble (3D, 1966). Dull and drawn-out, despite continuity jumps that suggest it originally ran even longer. Good 3D though.
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#23
Viewings 81-90 here:
http://citizens.trouble.city/showthread....pid4625260

First Viewing
Rewatch
Theatrical
Home Video

Aug 11: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).  HEY.

Aug 11: The Driver (1978). Good action, but no sympathetic characters.

Aug 11: The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe (1972). That damn Zamfir theme will be stuck in my head for the rest of the week.

Aug 20: The Big Lebowski (1998). The folks had just learned about it and were curious. Not really Mom's cup of tea, but she loved Bridges.

Aug 25: A Hard Day's Night (1964). Chose this for my birthday party, and it turned out most of the group had never seen it. Achievement unlocked!

Aug 31: 47 Ronin (3D, 2013). Loaded with opulent, possibly excessive detail, but the best special effect is Rinko Kikuchi's wicked smile.

Sep 5: Dangerous Crossing (1953). Economical nobody-believes-me thriller lacks the wit of Hitchcock but gets by on production value and actor appeal.

Sep 5: Tension (1949). Nifty little wrong-man noir with a kickass femme fatale turn from Audrey Totter.

Sep 8: To Catch a Thief (1954). So easy to overlook the plot with this one. Why ARE Robie's old war buddies out to get him?

Sep 17: The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Nothing's changed.
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#24
Rewatches in bold.

The Rainmaker - B
Sad Hill Unearthed - B-
Buzzard - A-
A Simple Favor - C+
Buzzard - A-
The Favourite - A
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - B
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - B
To Live & Die in L.A. - A+
Stewart & Mitchum: The Two Faces of America - B+
Counterfeit World: Making To Live & Die in L.A. - B+
Demons (1985) - B-
What We Do in the Shadows - A-
Trainspotting - A+
Sweet Smell of Success - A-
Burning - A-
Donnie Darko - B+
Blindspotting - A-
Velvet Buzzsaw - D
The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear - B+
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - A-
Persona - A-
Widows - C+
Alita: Battle Angel - B+
The Favourite - A
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - B+
Green Book - C
What's Eating Gilbert Grape - B-
Den of Thieves - C+
Carlito's Way - B+
Captain Marvel - C
Climax - B
Dragged Across Concrete - B+
Us - B-
Love, Death & Robots: Ice Age - C-
Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge - B-
Love, Death & Robots: Suits - B-
Love, Death & Robots: Three Robots - A-
Love, Death & Robots: Zima Blue - A-
Love, Death & Robots: The Witness - B+
Love, Death & Robots: When the Yogurt Took Over - C-
Love, Death & Robots: Beyond the Aquila Rift - B+
Love, Death & Robots: Alternate Histories - C-
The Age of Shadows - B+
Pet Semetary (2019) - B-
The Return of the Living Dead - A-
Possession (1981) - A+
The Gunfighter - A-
Guava Island - B-
Companeros - B+
Sleuth - B+
Society - B+
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - B-
Get Shorty - B
Possession (1981) - A+
Top Secret! - B+
Family - B-
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - A-
Possession (1981) - A+
The Naked Kiss - B+
Tideland - B-
Paulie - C+
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - B+
Why Don't You Play in Hell? - B+
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - B+
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - B+
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City - B+
Angel's Egg - B+
Tenebre - B
High and Low - A
Rocketman - C-
Risky Business - B+
Basket Case - B+
Deadwood: The Movie - B+
if.... - ? (I truly have no idea what to rate this movie)
The Naked City - B+
Don't Look Now - B+
Steamboat Bill, Jr. - A
Groundhog Day - B+
Phantom of the Paradise - A
Dead & Buried - C+
Re-Animator - A
From Beyond - B+
Castle Freak - B+
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid - B+
John Mulaney: New in Town - B+
Nightcrawler - A
The Dead Don't Die - C
[REC] - C+
Pontypool - B+
The New York Ripper - B+
Cure - A
Baskin - B-
The Void - C-
Evolution (2015) - B+
Anima - B+
Beyond the Black Rainbow - B
Event Horizon - C-
Kill Baby, Kill - A-
Hotel Artemis - C+
Midsommar - A-
Aziz Ansari: Right Now - B-
Excision - B+
Alice (1988) - A
Dave Made a Maze - C
Gerald's Game - B+
Mario Bava: Master of the Macabre - B-
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue - A-
Escape Room - C
Nightbreed - B-
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors - B+
Murder Party - B
The Vanishing - B
All the Colors of the Dark - B
Dead Ringers - A
Q - The Winged Serpent - B+
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - B+
The Hitcher (1986) - B+
The Skin I Live In - A
Manhunter - B+
Spider Baby - B+
The Host - A-
Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling - B-
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus - B+
Hana-bi - B+
Ready or Not - B-
The Killers (1946) - B+
The Thing - A+
The Princess Bride - B
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones - B+
Tigers are Not Afraid - A-
Night of the Demon - B+
Cronos - B+
Pulse - B+
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