Sunday, October 19, 2003

A+ Pantheon

A Masterpiece

Far from Heaven (Haynes)

A- Great

Talk to Her (Almòdovar)

Spirited Away (Miyazaki)

A-/B+ Near Great

Y Tu Mamá También (Cuaron)

Femme Fatale (De Palma)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Jackson)

Turning Gate (Hong)

8 Women (Ozon)

Time Out (Cantet)

Gangs of New York (Scorsese)

What Time Is It There? (Tsai)

B+ Strongly Recommended

Adaptation (Jonze)

Trouble Every Day (Denis)

25th Hour (Lee)

Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson)

The Ring (Verbinski)

All About Lily Chou-Chou (Iwai)

Minority Report (Spielberg)

The Lady and the Duke (Rohmer)

B+/B Warmly Recommended

Solaris (Soderbergh)

Esther Kahn (Despleschin)

About a Boy (Weitz & Weitz)

Roger Dodger (Kidd)

24 Hour Party People (Winterbottom)

Morvern Callar (Ramsay)

Late Marriage (Koshavili)

Spider-Man (Raimi)

Blissfully Yours ()

The Happiness of the Katakuris (Miike)

Full Frontal (Soderbergh)

Songs from the Second Floor (Andersson)

Insomnia (Nolan)

B Recommended

Biggie & Tupac (Broomfield)

Monsoon Wedding (Nair)

The Pianist (Polanski)

The Piano Teacher (Haneke)

Pulse (Kurosawa)

Russian Ark (Sokurov)

Scratch (Gray)

Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Imamura)

B/B- Recommended with Minor Reservations

Bowling for Columbine (Moore)

Catch Me If You Can (Spielberg)

Dogtown and Z-Boys (Peralta)

Les Destinées Sentimentales (Assayas)

Intacto (Fresnadillo)

Metropolis (Rintaro)

Oasis (Lee)

Signs (Shyamalan)

Tears of a Black Tiger (Wisit)

The Truth About Charlie (Demme)

B- Recommended with Major Reservations

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Kanuk)

Birthday Girl (Butterworth)

Bloody Sunday (Greenblatt)

Heaven (Tykwer)

Lilo & Stitch

Merci pour le chocolat (Chabrol)

Panic Room (Fincher)

Sex and Lucia (Medem)

The Son’s Room (Moretti)

Springtime in a Small Town (Tian)

Spy Kids 2 (Rodriguez)

Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones (Lucas)

C+ Not Recommended, but with redeeming facets

About Schmidt (Payne)

City of Lost Souls (Miike)

Die Another Day (Tamorahi)

Eloge de l’Amour (Godard)

Ghost Actress (Nakata)

No Such Thing (Hartley)

C Disliked

All or Nothing (Leigh)

Chicago (Marshall)

C- Actively Disliked

Men in Black II (Sonnenfeld)

D+ Loathed