Index of Films

Before you continue to the list, a few directives:

Disclaimer 1: I've done some writing on movies that would not qualify as actual reviews mostly for length reasons. I've included even those here, though, for filing reasons but if the name of the film is bold count that as an official review, the non-bold films comprise ramblings or just random notes.


Disclaimer 2: Some of the writing dates back to the creation of this blog in January 2009, some of the writing is suspect, but I link to it because it exists as evidence of my growth. Hopefully you’d agree with me (re growth).

Disclaimer 3: As with any situation where worth of films are quantified there are always those situations where grades seem arbitrary to “important” films. It goes without saying, but I’ll include it for effect – the grades refer only to my personal opinion of the film as a piece of art, it does not take into account historical or cultural value unless it directly correlates to my enjoyment or appreciation of the film, which – oftentimes – it does not.


#
21 Jump Street (2012) dir. Phil Lord B-
50/50 (2011) dir. Jonathan Levine C+
127 Hours (2010)  dir. Danny Boyle C+
500 Days of Summer (2009) dir. Marc Webb B

A
Adam’s Rib (1949) dir. George Cukor A-
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) dir. George Nolfi B
The African Queen (1951) dir. John Huston A-
The Age of Innocence (1993) dir. Martin Scorsese A-
Albert Nobbs (2011) dir. Rodrigo García C+
All About Eve (1950) dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz A+
All Good Things (2010) dir. Andrew Jarecki C-
Alice in Wonderland (2010) dir. Tim Burton C+
Amadeus (1984) dir. Milos Forman A
The American (2010) dir. Anton Corbijn B
American Beauty (1999) dir. Sam Mendes A-
Animal Kingdom (2010) dir. David Michôd B+
Annie Hall (1977) dir. Woody Allen A+
The Apartment (1960) dir. Billy Wilder A+
The Artist (2011) dir. Michel Hazanavicius B-
Atonement (2007) dir. Joe Wright A+
Avatar (2009) dir. James Cameron A-
The Avengers (2012) dir. Joss Whedon C
The Aviator (2004) dir. Martin Scorsese A+

B 
Babe (1995) dir. Chris Noonan A-
The Back-Up Plan (2010) dir. Alan Poul D
Beastly (2011) dir. Daniel Barnz D-
Beauty and the Beast (1991) dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise A
The Beaver (2011) dir. Jodie Foster B+
Beginners (2011) dir. Mike Mills A
Being Julia (2004) dir. István Szabó B+
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) dir. John Madden B-  
A Better Life (2011) dir. Chris Weitz C
The Big Chill (1983) dir. Lawrence Kasdan A+
Big Fish (2003) dir. Tim Burton A
Billy Elliot (2000) dir. Stephen Daldry A-
Black Swan (2010) dir. B-
The Blind Side (2009) dir. D+
Blue Valentine (2010) dir. B
The Boat that Rocked (2009) dir. Richard Curtis C+
Brave (2012) dir. Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman B+
Bridesmaids (2011) dir. Paul Feig B-
Bringing Up Baby (1938) dir. Howard Hawkes A+
Bright Star (2009) dir. Jane Campion A
Brighton Rock (2011) dir. Rowan Joffe C
Brothers (2009) dir. Jim Sheridan B+
Brown Sugar (2002) dir. Rick Famuyiwa B+
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) dir. Woody Allen A
Burlesque (2010) B-


C


Cabaret (1972) dir. Bob Fosse A+
Cairo Time (2010) dir. Ruba Nadda B
Captain America (2011) dir. Joe Johnston C
Carnage (2011) dir. Roman Polanski B+
Cars 2 (2011) dir. John Lasseter, Brad Lewis D
Casablanca (1942) dir. Michael Curtiz A-
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) dir. Richard Brooks A-
Certified Copy (2011) dir. Abbas Kiarostami A
Cheri (2009) dir. Stephen Frears B+
Chicago (2002) dir. Rob Marshall A
Chloe (2010) dir. Atom Egoyan C
Chocolat (2000) dir. Lasse Hallestrome A-
Clash of the Titans (2010) dir. Louis Leterrier D+
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2010) dir. Phil Lord, Chris Miller C-
The Conspirator (2011) dir. Robert Redford C+
Contagion (2011) dir. Steven Soderbergh B+
Conviction (2010) dir. Tony Goldwyn C
Corpse Bride (2005) dir. Tim Burton A
Coriolanus (2011) dir. Ralph Fiennes B
Crazy Heart (2009) dir. Scott Cooper C
Crazy Stupid Love (2011) dir. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa C+
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) dir. David Fincher A-


D


Dangerous Liaisons (1988) dir. Stephen Frears A+
A Dangerous Method (2011) dir. David Cronenberg B
Dead Man Walking (1995) dir. Tim Robbins A
The Deep Blue Sea (2012) dir. Terence Davies A-
The Deer Hunter (1978) dir. Michael Cimino A-
The Departed (2006) dir. Martin Scorsese A+
The Debt (2011) dir. John Madden C+
Doctor Zhivago (1965) dir. David Lean A
Dreamgirls (2006) dir. Bill Condon B+
Drive (2011) dir. Nicholas Refn B
Duplicity (2009) dir. Tony Gilroy B+


E


Easy A (2010) dir. Will Gluck B
Eat Pray Love (2010) dir. Ryan Murphy C+
Elizabethtown (2005) dir. Cameron Crowe B
An Education (2009) dir. Lone Scherfig A-
The English Patient (1996) dir. Anthony Minghella A+
Erin Brockovich (2000) dir. Steven Soderbergh A-
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) dir. A
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) dir. Stephen Daldry B


F


The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) dir. Wes Anderson A-
Fight Club (1999) dir. David Fincher A-
The Firm (1993) dir. Sydney Pollack B-
Fish Tank (2010) dir. Andrea Arnold C+
The Fisher King (1991) dir. Terry Gilliam A-
Frankie & Alice (2010) dir. Geoffrey Sax B-
Freaky Friday (2002) dir. Mark Waters B
Friends with Benefits (2011) dir. Will Gluck C
Fright Night (2011) dir. Craig Gillespie B-
From Here to Eternity (1953) dir. Fred Zinnemann A
Funny People (2010) dir. Judd Apatow C+

G


Gangs of New York (2002) dir. Martin Scorsese A-
Gaslight (1944) dir. George Cukor A
Gattaca (1997) dir. Andrew Niccol A-
The Ghost Writer (2010) dir. Roman Polanski B+
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) dir. David Fincher B-
The Godfather (1972) dir. Francis Ford Coppola A-
Gone with the Wind (1939) dir. Victor Fleming A
The Goodbye Girl (1977) dir. Herbert Ross A-
GoodFellas (1990) dir. Martin Scorsese A-
Gosford Park (2001) dir. Robert Altman A+
The Graduate (1967) dir. Mike Nichols A
Green Lantern (2011) dir. Martin Campbell D+
Green Zone (2010) dir. Paul Greengrass B
Griff the Invisible (2011) dir. Leon Ford B-
The Guard (2011) dir. John Michael McDonagh B
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) dir. Stanley Kramer A-


H

Hamlet (1948) dir. Laurence Olivier B+
Hamlet (1990) dir. Franco Zeffirelli B+
Hamlet (1996) dir. Kenneth Branagh B
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) dir. Woody Allen A
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) C+
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) B-
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) dir. B+
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) dir. Ken Kwapis B-
Hello, Dolly! (1969) dir. Gene Kelly B+
The Help (2011) dir. Tate Taylor B-
Hercules (1997) dir. A-
Horrible Bosses (2011) D+
Hoodwinked (2005) B
The Hours (2002) dir. Stephen Daldry A+
Howards End (1992) dir. James Ivory A+
Howl (2010) C+
The Hunger Games (2012) dir. B
Hugo (2011) dir. Martin Scorsese A-
The Hurt Locker (2009) dir. Kathryn Bigelow A-


I
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) dir. Tyler Perry C
The Ides of March (2011) dir. George Clooney B+
In the Loop (2009) dir. Armando Iannucci B+
In the Name of the Father (1993) dir. Jim Sheridan A-
Inception (2010) dir. Chris Nolan C+
The Inglourious Basterds (2009) dir. Quentin Tarantino C+
Insidious (2011) dir. James Wan B
Invictus (2009) dir. Clint Eastwood C-
Iron Man 2 (2009) dir. Jon Favreau C+
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) dir. Frank Capra A-
It’s Complicated (2009) dir. Nancy Meyers C+

J
J. Edgar (2011) dir. Clint Eastwood C-
James and the Giant Peach (1996) dir. Henry Selick A-
Jane Eyre (2011) dir. C+
John Carter (2012) dir. B-
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) dir. Stanley Kramer A-


K
The Karate Kid (2010) F
Kick-Ass (2009) dir. B-
The Kids Are All Right (2010) dir. Lisa Cholodenko A
The King’s Speech (2010) dir. Tom Hooper B+
Knight and Day (2010) dir. James Mangold B-
Kramer vs Kramer (1979) C+
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) dir. Jennifer Yuh C

L
Larry Crowne (2011) dir. Tom Hanks C+
Last Night (2011) dir. Massy C
Let Me In (2010) dir. B+
Letters to Juliet (2010) dir. C+
Like Crazy (2011) dir. B-
The Lion in Winter (1968) dir. Anthony Harvey A+
Little Children (2006) dir. B+
The Little Mermaid (1989) A
Little Women (1994) dir. Gillian Armstrong C+
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001) dir. Peter Jackson A+
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) dir. Peter Jackson A
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) dir. Peter Jackson A
London Boulevard (2011) dir. William Monahan C+
Love and Other Drugs (2010) dir. Edward Zwick C+
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) dir. Shainee Gabel B-
Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) dir. Robert Mulligan A-
The Lovely Bones (2009) dir. Peter Jackson B+


M
A Man For All Seasons (1966) dir.  Fred Zinnemann A-
Margin Call (2011) dir. J. C. Chandor B-
Mary Poppins (1964) dir. Robert Stevenson A-
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) dir. Sean Durkin B-
Match Point (2005) dir. Woody Allen A
Mean Girls (2004) dir. Mark Waters A-
Meek’s Cutoff (2011) dir. Kelly Reichardt C+
Melancholia (2011) dir. Lars Von Trier B+
The Messenger (2009) dir. Oren Moverman A-
Midnight in Paris (2011) dir. Woody Allen B
Mildred Pierce (1945) dir. Michael Curtiz A-
Mirror Mirror (2012) dir. Tarsem Singh C+
Moneyball (2011) dir. Bennett Miller B
Moon (2009) dir. Duncan Jones B
Mother and Child (2010) dir. Rodrigo García B-
Moulin Rouge! (2001) dir. Baz Luhrman A
The Muppets (2011) dir. James Bobin C-
My Week with Marilyn (2011) dir. Simon Curtis C+
Mystic River (2003) dir. Clint Eastwood A


N
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010) dir. B
The Natural (1984) dir. Barry Levinson B+
Night Catches Us (2010) dir. Tanya Hamilton B
Nine (2009) dir. Rob Marshall B+
Nowhere Boy (2010) dir. Sam Taylor-Wood B+


O
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) dir. Taylor Hackford A-
On Golden Pond (1981) dir. Mark Rydell A-
On the Waterfront (1954) dir. Elia Kazan A+
Ondine (2010) dir. Neil Jordan B-


P
Parenthood (1989) dir. Ron Howard A-
Philadelphia (1993) dir. Jonathan Demme B
The Philadelphia Story (1940) dir. George Cukor A+
Picnic (1955) dir. Joshua Logan A-
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Purl (2003) dir. Gore Verbinski B+
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) dir. Rob Marshall C-
Please Give (2010) dir. Nicole Holofcener C
Pride and Prejudice (2005) dir. Joe Wright A
Precious (2009) dir. Lee Daniels B-
The Prince of Tides (1991) dir. Barbra Streisand B+
The Princess and the Frog (2009) dir. B+
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) dir. B
The Proposal (2009) dir. Anne Fletcher C
Puss in Boots (2011) dir. Chris Miller D


Q

R
Rabbit Hole (2010) dir. John Cameron Mitchell A
Raging Bull (1980) dir. Martin Scorsese A-
Rampart (2011) dir. Oren Moverman B+
Rango (2011) dir. Gore Verbinski B-
Rebel Without a Cause (1956) dir. Nicholas Ray A-
The Reader (2008) dir. Stephen Daldry A-
RED (2010) D
Reds (1981) dir. Warren Beatty A
The Remains of the Day (1993) dir. James Ivory A
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) dir. Rupert Wyatt B-
The Robe (1953) dir. Henry Koster B+
Robin Hood (2010) dir. Ridley Scott B-
Romeo and Juliet (1968) dir. Franco Zeffirelli A
A Room with a View (1986) dir. James Ivory A
The Runaways (2010) dir. Flora Sigismondi B


S 
Savages (2012) dir. Oliver Stone B 
Scent of a Woman (1992) dir. B
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010) dir. Edgar Wright B+
Sense and Sensiblity (1995) dir. Ang Lee A
A Separation (2011) dir. Asghar Farhadi A
A Serious Man (2009) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen C+
Shakespeare in Love (1998) dir. John Madden A+
Shame (2011) dir. Steve McQueen B-
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) dir. A-
Shutter Island (2010) dir. Martin Scorsese B
A Single Man (2009) dir. Tom Ford B
Sleeping Beauty (2011) dir. Juliet Leigh B
Sleepy Hollow (1999) dir. Tim Burton A-
Snow White and Huntsman (2012) dir. Rupert Sanders F
The Social Network (2010) dir. David Fincher A-
The Soloist (2008) dir. Joe Wright B
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) dir. Nancy Meyers B
Somewhere (2010) dir. Sofia Coppola B+
Sophie's Choice (1981) dir. Alan J. Pakula D+
Stage Door (1937) dir. Gregory LaCava A
Steel Magnolias (1989) dir. Herbert Ross A-
Stepmom (1998) dir. B
The Sting (1973) dir. George Roy Hill A
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) dir. Elia Kazan A
The Sound of Music (1965) dir. Gregory Wise A-
Source Code (2011) B-
Splendor in the Grass (1961) dir. Elia Kazan A-
Summertime (1955) dir. David Lean A
Sunset Boulevard (1950) dir. Billy Wilder A-
Super 8 (2011) dir. J. J. Abrams C
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) dir. Richard Brooks A-


T
Take this Waltz (2012) dir. Sarah Polley C+
Take Shelter (2011) dir. Jeff Nichols A-
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) dir. Anthony Minghella A
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) dir. Franco Zeffirelli A-
Tangled (2010) dir. C
Taxi Driver (1979) dir. Martin Scorsese A
Thelma & Louise (1991) dir. Ridley Scott A-
This Means War (2012) dir. McG D+
Thor (2011) dir. Kenneth Branagh C+
Three Blind Mice (2010) dir. Matthew Newton B+
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) dir. A-
Titanic (1997) dir. James Cameron A+
Tootsie (1982) dir. Sidney Pollack A-
The Tree of Life (2011) dir. Terrence Malick B
A Touch of Class (1966) dir. Melvin Frank B+
The Tourist (2010) dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck C-
The Town (2010) dir. Ben Affleck C+
Toy Story III (2010) dir. Lee Unrich B
True Grit (2010) dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen B-


U
Unthinkable (2010) dir. Gregor Jordan D-
Up (2009) dir. Pete Docter, Bob Peterson B-
Up in the Air (2009) dir. Jason Reiteman C-


V
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) dir. Woody Allen B+


W
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps (2010) dir. Oliver Stone D+
Warrior (2011) dir. Gavin O'Connor B-
Water for Elephants (2011) dir. Francis Lawrence C+
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) dir. Lyne Ramsay B
Weekend (2011) dir. Andrew Haigh A
West Side Story (1961) dir. Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise A
Whatever Works (2009) dir. Woody Allen B-
Where the Wild Things Are (2009) dir. Spike Jonze B
The Whistleblower (2011) dir. Larysa Kondracki B-
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) dir. Mike Nichols A+
Win Win (2011) dir. Thomas McCarthy B-
Winnie the Pooh (2011) dir. directed by Stephen J. Anderson, Don Hall B+
The Wings of the Dove (1997) dir. Iain Softley A-
Winter’s Bone (2010) dir. Debra Granik B
Witness For the Prosecution (1957) dir. Billy Wilder B+
The Wizard of Oz (1939) dir. Victor Fleming A
Wuthering Heights (2012) dir. Andrea Arnold C+


X

Y
Young Adult (2011) dir. Jason Reiteman B

Z