What We've Watched

Monday Movie Madness


May 26th, XXX, (1964) Dir. X.
May 19th, Red,(1940), dir. Kieslowski, third of the trilogy: Blue,White, and Red with Iréne Jacob.
May12th, The Thief of Bagdad, (1940) Classic for children of all ages; starring Sabu as Abu.
May 5th, The Conversation, (1964) Classic for audiophiles. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gene Hackman.
April 28th, The Searchers, (1956) Classic Western. Dir. John Ford, starring John Wayne, Natalie Wood.
April 21st, Joint Security Area or Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok , dir. Chan-wook Park, Korean.
April 14th, Bleu, (1993) dir. Kieslowski with Juliette Binoche.
April 7th, Late Marriage , (2001) Israeli.
Mar. 31st,  Les Enfants du Paradis II , (1945) dir. Marcel Carné.
Mar. 24th,  Les Enfants du Paradis I , (1945) dir. Marcel Carné.
Mar. 17th, Michael Collins , dir. Neil Jordan with Liam Neeson.
Mar. 10th, Lone Star ,(1996) dir. John Sayles.
Mar. 3rd,  All About Eve (1950) dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz with Bette Davis & Anne Baxter.
Feb. 24th, The Thin Man (1934), with William Powell, Myrna Loy, & Asta.
Feb. 17th, None,
Feb. 10th, Black Narcissus (1947) dir. Ê Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.
Feb. 3rd, The Red Shoes (1948) dir. Ê Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.
Jan. 27th, 42nd Street (1933) dir. Lloyd Bacon.
Jan. 20th, ? ,
Jan. 13th, Baran(2001) Iranian.
Jan. 6th, Dekalog V , d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not kill."


Dec. 30th, None, New Year's.
Dec. 23rd, None, Christmas Eve.
Dec. 16th, Our Hospitality (1926), Buster Keaton.
Dec. 9th, ?.
Dec. 2nd, Young Frankenstein (1974) with Gene Wilder.
Nov. 25th, Die Hard, (1988)
Oct. 28th, Raging Bull, (1980) d. Scorsese. His best?
Oct. 21st,
Oct. 14th,
Garden of the Finzi-Contini's, (1970) d. de Sica. Wealthy Jewish family in Fascist Italy.
Oct. 7th, Hope and Glory, (1987) d. Boorman. A boy's view of the London blitz,
Sept. 30th, Children of Heaven (1997), Iranian dir. Majidi,
Sept. 23rd, Dekalog VII, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not commit adultery",
Sept. 16th, Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa,
Sept. 9th, Vertigo (1958), dir. Hitchcock,
Sept. 3rd, a Tuesday, The Scent of Green Papaya (Mui du du xanh) (1993), Vietnamese,
Aug. 28th,
Aug. 20th, The Godfather II (1974), dir. Coppola.
Aug. 12th, Dekalog IV, d. Kieslovski "Honor thy father,"
Aug. 5th, Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen.
July 29th, Citizen Kane (1941),
July 22th Shakespeare in Love (1999)
July 15th, Topsy Turvy (1999) about Gilbert and Sullivan
July 8th, Seems Like Old Times (1980), Screenplay by Neil Simon,
July 1st Dekalog III, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain,"
June 24th, The Godfather,
June 17th, Claire's Knee, (1972) dir. Eric Rohmer
June 10th, On Approval,
June 6th, The Heartbreak Kid (1972), dir. Elaine May (several thought it embarrassingly dreadful, but David said,
"interesting as a parable of failed assimilation. Lita liked it."),
May 27th, none (Connie's wedding),
May 20th, The Wizard of Speed and Time, dir. Mike Jittlov,
May 13th, none (We went to an MIT panel on Copenhagen),
May 6th, Nights of Cabiria,
April 29th, Dekalog II, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not bow down to any graven image."
April 22nd, The Man Who Would Be King (1975),
April 15th, The Road Home, (1999) dir. Yimou Zhang,
April 8th, A Tale of Winter, dir. Rohmer,
April 1st, The Three Musketeers,
Mar. 25th,  Dekalog I, dir. Kieslovski "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Mar. 18th, An Autumn Tale, dir. Rohmer
Mar. 11th, Tom Jones,
Mar. 4th,  Dekalog VII, dir. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not steal."
Feb. 24th, Belle de Jour (1996), dir. Buñuel,
Feb. 17th, Everyone Says I Love You,
Feb. 11th, Le Million,
Feb. 4th, Groundhog Day,
Jan. 28th, His Girl Friday,
Jan. 21st, Topkapi (1965),
Jan. 14th, Rififi,
Jan. 7th, Yojimbo.


On December 31st, New Year's Eve, we saw, My Fair Lady,
December 24th, None.  It was Christmas Eve.
December 17th, Good Morning, Japanese,
December 10th, North by Northwest,
December 3rd, Notorious,
November 26th, Casablanca,
November 19th, The Maltese Falcon,
November 12th,  The Big Sleep,
November 5th,  Love on the Run,
October 29th,  Dersu Uzala,
October 22th,  Some Like It Hot,
October 15th,  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie,
October 8th,  A Summer's Tale,
October 1st,  The Wild Child,
September 24th,  Autumn Tale,
September 17th,  The Lady Vanishes,
September 10th,  Grand Illusion,
September 3rd,  The Seven Year Itch,
August 27th,  Murmur of the Heart,
August 20th,  Chinatown,
August 13th,  Kind Hearts and Coronets,
August 6th,  Dr. Strangelove,
July 30th,  It Happened One Night,
July 23th,  The 39 Steps,
July 16th, I Know Where I'm Going.

The Saturday Night Movies:

May 17th, None. Birthday party, Kathy & Richard.
Thursday May 15th, Chocolat (1997) Starring Juliette Binoche as pagan sorceress(?) vs the prudish Catholic establishment.
May 10th, The Game (1997) Starring Michael Douglas as an unlikeable protagonist again. Too implausible, and who cares.
Thursday May 8th, Boomerang! (1947) Courtroom drama about a murdered priest. Dir. Elia Kazan, with Dana Andrews.
May 3rd, The Fast Runner (2002) Inuit film.
Friday May 2nd, Becket (1964) Henry II has his dearest friend murdered. Starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. Based on Anouilh's play.
April 26th, The Fast Runner (2002) Inuit film.
April 24th, Thursday, Three on a Match (1932) w. Anne Dvorak, Joan Blondell, and Bette Davis.
April 19th, The Pledge (2001) dir. Sean Penn; with Jack Nicholson,
April 18th, Friday, The Golden Bowl (2000) Henry James via Merchant Ivory,
April 12th, The Circle, (2000) Iranian dir. Panahi.
April 11th, Friday, White Palace, (1990) With Susan Sarandon, James Spader (Holly)
April 11th, Friday, The Haunting, (1945?) British (Holly)
April 10th, Thursday, Heaven Can Wait (1943) dir. Lubitsch, (Holly)
April 9th, Wednesday, Hanging Garden (1997) Canadian, Nova Scotia (Holly),
April 5th, None, Emmy's Birthday.
Mar. 20th, Italian for Beginners, (2000) Danish.
Mar. 22nd,  My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).
Mar. 21st, Sunday, Va Savoir, (2001).
Mar. 16th, Closely Watched Trains ,(1966) Czech film, too slow, not funny, didn't finish.
Mar. 15th, Lovely and Amazing, (2001) pretty good chick flic.
Mar. 13th, Thursday Lantana, Aussie film, good.
Mar. 8th, None,
Mar. 1st,  None, Daniel's wedding.
Feb. 22nd Angels and Insects, (1996) from Byatt's book.
Feb. 21st, Friday, Apocalypse Now Redux, (1979) new long version dir. Coppola.
Feb. 19th, Wednesday, Flirting (1991) dir. John Duigan, Australian.
Feb. 8th, Seconds ( 1966) dir. Frankenheimer with Rock Hudson, very good; sleeper.
Feb. 7th, Friday, Insomnia ( 2002), with Al Pacino in Alaska. See also, the original Norwegian film.
Feb. 1st, Last Orders, (2001) dir. Schepisi, British.
Jan. 25th, None,
Jan. 18th, Minority Report (2002) Tom Cruise, Sci Fi.
Jan. 11th, Beijing Bicycle (2001) Chinese.
Jan. 4th, Such a Long Journey (1998) dir. Gunnarsson, Indian.


Dec. 28th, Monster's Ball (2001) with Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry.
Dec. 21st, None.
Dec. 14th, Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Coen Brothers.
Dec. 7th, No Man's Land  (2001) Bosnia.
Nov. 30th, Un Air de Famille (1996) French dysfunctional family.
Nov. 23rd, Strictly Ballroom (1980), Dir. Baz Luhrmann.
Nov. 16th, Royal Tannenbaums, (2001) got bored, didn't finish.
Nov. 15th, Friday, Panic (2000),
Nov. 9th, Monsoon Wedding (2001),
Nov. 2nd, None, Owen's 1st birthday party.
Oct. 26th, None,
Oct. 19th, The Lathe of Heaven (1980),
Oct. 17th, a Thurs., Novocaine (2001),
Oct. 6th, American Beauty (1999),
Oct. 5th, Copenhagen (2002), the play on Ch 2,
Sept. 28th, In the Bedroom (2001),
September 21st, Pixote: A Lei do Mais (1981), Brazilian,
September 18th, a Wednesday, Matewan (1987), dir. John Sayles,
September 14th, The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Helen Mirren very convincing as Ayn,
September 7th Gosford Park (2001),
August 31st There's Something about Mary (1998),
August 24th Moby Dick (1956), dir. John Huston,
August 17th, None, To Lenox, Shakespeare and Co.
August 10th, None, Katrina's wedding.
August 3rd, None,
July 27th Mulholland Drive (2001),
July 20th, A Beautiful Mind (2001),
July 13th,  Waking Life (2001),
July 6th,  Best in Show (2000),
July 5th, Dr T and the Women (2000),
June 29th, Une Liaison Pornographique (An Affair of Love )(1999),
June 23rd, Mona Lisa (1986),
June 15th, Thirteen Days (2000), dir. Roger Donaldson,
June 8th, Dreamlife of Angels,
May 25th and June 1st, none,
May 18th, Mother,
May 11th, Say Anything,
May 4th, Nixon (1995), dir. Oliver Stone, with Anthony Hopkins,
April 20th and April 27th, none,
April 13th, Croupier(1998),
April 6th, Mississippi Burning (1988),
March 30th, Almost Famous  (2000),
March 24th, Into the Arms of Strangers,
March 16th, none,
March 9th,   Butterfly (1999), Spanish,
March 2nd, Ma Saison Preferee (1993),
February 23rd, Quills,
Febuary 16th, Flirting with Disaster,
Febuary 9th, The Graduate,
Febuary 2nd, Pollock,
January 26th, StartUp.com,
January 19th, Memento,
January 12th, Blood Simple.


December 31st, My Fair Lady on New Year's Eve,
December 29th, Out of Sight,
December 22nd, Pygmalion,
December 15th, House of Mirth,
December 8th, You can Count on Me,
December 1st, State and Main,
November 24th, Night of the Hunter,
November 21st, What's Cooking? on Thanksgiving eve,
November 17th,  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,
November 10th,  The Luzhin Defense (2001),
November 3rd,  Amores Perros (2000),
October 27th,  Sunshine (1999),
October 13th,  Cast Away (2000),
October 6th,  Down in the Delta (1998),
September 22th,  Girlfight (2000),
September 15th,  Alice (1988),
September 8th,  A Walk in the Clouds (1995),
September 1st,  32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993),
August 25th,  Rosemary's Baby (1968),
August 18th,  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000),
August 11th,  Only Angels Have Wings (1939),
August 4th,  My Night at Maud's (1969),
July 28th,  Cinema Paradiso (1988),
July 21st,  O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000),
July 14th,  none,
July 7th,  none,
June 30th,  Traffic (2000),
June 23rd,  none,
June 16th,  Mighty Quinn (1989),
June 9th, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964),
June 2nd,  Yi Yi (2000),
May 26th, A Zed & Two Noughts (1985),
May 19th, Deliverance (1972),
May 12th, Sacrifice: Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (2000),
May 5th, The Aviator's Wife (1981),
April 28th, Light Sleeper (1991),
April 21st, Red Violin (1999),
April 14th, Wonder Boys (2000),
April 7th, An Ideal Husband (1999),
March 31st, Beautiful People (1999),
March 24th, The King of Masks (1999),
March 17th, Grave of the Fireflies (1988),
March 10th, Sacrifice: Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (2000),
March 3rd, Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987),
February 24th, Time Code (2000),
February 17th, Mumford (1999),
February 10th, The Emperor and the Assassin (1999),
February 3rd, Farewell My Concubine (1993),
January 27th, Run Lola Run (1998),
January 20th, Liberty Heights (1999),
January 13th, Not One Less (2000),
January 6th, Last Days (1998).


December 30th, Chasing Amy (1997),
December 23rd, Snow Falling on Cedars (1999),
December 22nd, Gettysburg (1993),
December 16th, The Perfect Storm (2000),
December 9th, A Map of the World (1999),
December 2nd, The Straight Story (1999),
November 25th, The Insider (1999),
November 18th, Crooklyn (1994),
November 11th, Topsy-Turvy (1999),
November 4th, The Color Of Paradise (1999),
October 29th, All About My Mother (1999),
October 28th, East/West (2000),
October 22nd, Before Sunrise (1995),
October 21st, Buena Vista Social Club (1999),
October 15th, Secret of Roan Inish (1993),
October 14th, Angela's Ashes (1999),
October 7th, Magnolia (1999),
September 30th, Mrs. Brown (1997),
September 23rd, Cradle Will Rock (1999),
September 16th, The Cider House Rules (1999),
September 9th, Braveheart (1995),
September 2nd, My Son the Fanatic (1999),
August 27th, Bringing Out the Dead (1999),
August 26th, Passion Fish (1992),
August 19th, Damage (1992),
August 13th, American Movie (1999),
August 12th, Mountains of the Moon (1990),
August 5th, Limbo (1999),
July 30th, Boys Don't Cry (1999),
July 22th, Three Kings (1999),
July 15th, Being John Malkovich (1999),
July 8th, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999),
July 2nd, Shine (1996),
July 1st, Girl, Interrupted (1999),
June 24th, A Bronx Tale (1993),
June 17th, none,
June 10th, About Last Night... (1986),
June 3rd, Fitzcarraldo (1982),