June 2009

6/3 Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)*
6/4 The Song of Sparrows (Majid Majidi, 2008)†
6/5 The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh, 2009)†
6/6 Up (Pete Docter & Bob Peterson, 2009)†
6/7 The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut, 1980), Visages d’enfants (Jacques Feyder, 1925)
6/8 The Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)*; The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed, 1948), Ballad of a Soldier (Grigori Chukhrai, 1959)
6/9 Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman, 1968)
6/10 The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960)
6/11 Il Divo (Paulo Sorrentino, 2009)†
6/12 My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)*
6/13 Fury (Fritz Lang, 1936)
6/14 The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953); I Know Where I’m Going! (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1945); Angels With Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz, 1938); Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
6/15 Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942); In This Our Life (John Huston, 1942); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954)
6/16 High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952); Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947); Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz, 1935)
6/17 The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950); The African Queen (John Huston, 1951); The Public Enemy (William Wellman, 1931)
6/18 Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 1957); On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
6/19 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (Preston Sturges, 1944); The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
6/21 My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata, 1999) (May Animation MDC); Little Caesar (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931); Topkapi (Jules Dassin, 1964);
6/22 I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy, 1932); The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli, 1952)
6/23 Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim, 2009)†; Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger, 1958); East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955)
6/24 Meet Me in St.Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944); Gunga Din (George Stevens, 1939); The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz, 1938)
6/25 25 October, The First Day (Yuriy Norshteyn, 1968) (sh)
6/26 The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004)
6/27 Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967)†; The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)†
6/28 Seasons (Yuriy Norshteyn) (sh); The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)†; Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958)
6/29 Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola, 2009)†; Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964)
6/30 The Battle of Kerzhenets (Yuriy Norshteyn) (sh); Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (Sun-Woo jang, 1997)

Top 5 for June
1. Ballad of a Soldier (Grigori Chukhrai, 1959)
2. The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004)
3. Sullivan’s Travels (Preston Sturges, 1941)
4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1943) / The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973) / Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) /The Public Enemy (William Wellman, 1931)
5. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Special Mention: The Battle of Kerzhenets (Yuriy Norshtey) (I haven’t been considering shorts for the Top 5 generally speaking).

Total Films Watched: 50
# of Docs: 0
# of Shorts: 3

* – Repeat Viewings
† – Big Screen

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