2023 Film Diary

[Listed in reverse chronological order of when I watched them. I don’t know how to do a list that counts in the opposite direction. Date after title is the year film was released.]

  1. White Noise (2022)
    I could not wait for the noise to end.
  2. Emily the Criminal (2022)
    (Months after watching this, I saw Plaza interviewed and she said that no guns were used in this film. So interesting. I did not realize it or even think about that. See if you notice.)
  3. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)
  4. The Pale Blue Eye (2022)
    “Edgar Allan Poe went to West Point?”
  5. Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)
    So amazing. War. Hmph. What is it good for?
  7. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
  8. Grown-Ups (1980)
    “I still can’t believe that was Brenda Blethyn.”
  9. Triangle of Sadness (2022)
    “I thought it would invoke Wertmuller but it followed closer to Gilligan’s Island.”
  10. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  11. Zeros and Ones (2021)
  12. Sharp Stick (2022)
    “I guess the main reason to watch this is for Jon Bernthal. I had no idea who he was, so there.
  13. Landscapers (2021)
    More a series than a film. With Colman and Thewlis. The main reason to watch.
  14. La Ceremonie (1995)
    “Huppert, with pigtails, scary as shit.”
  15. Loving Adults (2022)
    “If Isabel Huppert was in it, well then it would have been a film to recommend.”
  16. Intimacy (2001)
    Quote from many reviews, “unsimulated sex scenes.”
  17. Stars At Noon (2022) Claire Denis. Enough said.
  18. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  19. Juliet, Naked (2018)
    “So Nick Hornby.”
  20. Criminal Passion (1994)
  21. The Innocent (2020), ‘L’Innocent’
  22. Paris, Texas (1984)
  23. Between Me and You (2021)
  24. Retrograde (2022) Oh, to be twenty something and think you are right. All the time.
  25. The Fixer (1998) What was I thinking?
  26. The Rope (1948) My new fav Hitchcock.
  27. She Said (2022)
  28. Puzzle (2018)
  29. The Hustler (1961) It was more depressing than I’d remembered.
  30. The Verdict (1982) Newman again. This time, older and still a loser trying to convince everyone otherwise.
  31. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  32. To Leslie (2022) Alcoholics are hard to watch.
  33. The Lost King (2022) History can be wrong?
  34. Red Rocket (2021) That was 2 hours and 10 minutes of my life I can’t get back.
  35. The Accident (1961) There’s something about Harold Pinter.
  36. Sybyl (2019)
  37. Kajillionaire (2020) WOW.
  38. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) Peter Lorre’s first English language feature film. And Hitchcock.
  39. I’m No Angel (1933) Mae West puts her head in a lion’s mouth. And says the most amazing lines.
  40. Double Indemnity (1944). Noir dialogue. Great suspense.
  41. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) Based on Ann Beattie’s first novel. Chilling for sure.
  42. Who You Think I Am (2019) ‘Celle que vous croyez’
  43. Palo Alto (2013)
  44. Black Box (2021) ‘Boîte noire’
  45. Palo Alto (2013)
  46. Blue Jean (2022) Incredible film about being gay in the world of Margaret Thatcher, 1988.
  47. The Killer (2023)
  48. Showing Up (2022) Quirky, but I liked it. Even liked the pigeon. I’m hoping to adopt a crow this year.
  49. Friends With Money (2006) Jennifer Aniston cleans houses. If you can believe that you might like this film.