2024 Film Log (New: Cannes Day 6)

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FYI:
8mm/16mm/35mm/70mm indicates that what I saw was a film print.
DP indicates that what I saw was a Digital Projection in a theatre.
3D indicates that I saw a theatrical presentation and was encouraged to watch the picture while wearing some sort of special lens(es) (Polarized, Anaglyph, ChromaDepth, Pulfrich, Diffraction, et al). If I saw a film in 3D at home, the title of the film will be succeeded by “[3D]”.
– All others were from Blu-Rays, downloads, television, etc.
– A plus sign (+) at the beginning of a line indicates that I had seen this film before.
 

Furthermore:
– I only assign numerical ratings to films that are at least 40 minutes long.
– “Inc.” in lieu of a rating indicates that I don’t think that this screening was an accurate enough presentation of the film for me to make a quality judgment, either because it was a work-in-progress cut, or there weren’t English subtitles for a foreign language film, or the projector broke/sound cut out/the print burned, or someone in the theatre distracted me with too much talking/popcorn eating/cellular telephone usage/etc.
– I don’t log W/Os.
– I do log short films (≤ 39min.), sans ratings, but only those viewed from a film print, or in an official theatrical context (i.e., where there is published documentation that the screening of this particular film took place), or in 3D (regardless of format, as long as glasses are involved), or if it’s a first-time viewing of a film that was selected to screen (virtually or otherwise) in a credible film festival or was made by a clearly reputable filmmaker (whose work, perhaps, has screened at a credible festival in the past. Or whatever, they’re legit just trust me). Why these conditions? My OCD makes it difficult to distinguish between short films, television commercials, Youtube videos, random viral TikToks, etc.; I don’t want to log everything, and I don’t want to be arbitrarily discriminating what I log and what I don’t. This (admittedly still arbitrary) fix allows me to log only short films proper (whatever that means, etc.), which by the way will predominantly be avant-garde works. These films will appear below in italics.

 


 

And that translates to:

A+	9.4 - 10.0	[Top 10 of All Time contender]
A	8.6 - 9.3	[Masterpiece]
A-	7.8 - 8.5	[Pretty great; Near-masterpiece]
B+	7.0 - 7.7	[Kinda great; Contender for Top 10 of its year]
B	6.2 - 6.9	[Has a special something]
B-	5.4 - 6.1	[Solid]
C+	4.6 - 5.3	[Doesn't arouse any particularly strong emotions either way]
C	3.8 - 4.5	[Useless; Mediocre; Significantly flawed]
C-	3.0 - 3.7	[What a failure]
D+	2.2 - 2.9	[What-a-failure with cheese]
D	1.4 - 2.1	[Grating]
D-	0.6 - 1.3	[Offensively horrific; Horrifically offensive]
F	0.0 - 0.5	[Worst of All Time consideration]

 

January

Ferrari (2023, Michael Mann) DP – 4.7

The Long Farewell (1971, Kira Muratova) DP – 5.5

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983, Nagisa Oshima) 35mm – 5.8

Taboo (1999, Nagisa Oshima) 35mm – 5.6

Full Time (2021, Éric Gravel) – 6.3

 

February

The Restless (2021, Joachim Lafosse) – 4.6

Stoneymollan Trail (2015, Charlie Prodger) DP – 5.2

BRIDGIT (2016, Charlie Prodger) DP

Interlude (1957, Douglas Sirk) 35mm – 3.4

Small Things Like These (2024, Tim Mielants) Berlinale, DP – 4.8

The Adamant Girl (2024, P.S. Vinothraj) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

All the Long Nights (2024, Shô Miyake) Berlinale, DP – 4.2

Favoriten (2024, Ruth Beckermann) Berlinale, DP – 5.6

La Cocina (2024, Alonso Ruizpalacios) Berlinale, DP – 3.0

Sleep with Your Eyes Open (2024, Nele Wohlatz) Berlinale, DP – 5.1

A Different Man (2024, Aaron Schimberg) Berlinale, DP – 5.3

The Fable (2024, Raam Reddy) Berlinale, DP – 4.7

On the Battlefield (2024, Little Egypt Collective, Theresa Delsoin, Lisa Marie Malloy, J.P. Sniadecki, & Ray Whitaker) Berlinale, DP

Nanacatepec (2024, Elena Pardo & Azucena Losana) Berlinale, 16mm – 6.0

Suspended Time (2024, Olivier Assayas) Berlinale, DP – 5.6

A Family (2024, Christine Angot) Berlinale, DP – 4.4

Republic (2023, Jin Jiang) Berlinale, DP – 5.8

Who By Fire (2024, Philippe Lesage) Berlinale, DP – 5.5

The Empire (2024, Bruno Dumont) Berlinale, DP – 6.2

Dahomey (2024, Mati Diop) Berlinale, DP – 5.7

Turn in the Wound (2024, Abel Ferrara) Berlinale, DP – 3.9

The Periphery of the Base (2024, Zhou Tao) Berlinale, DP – 7.0

Chime (2024, Kiyoshi Kurosawa) Berlinale, DP – 6.9

August My Heaven (2024, Riho Kudo) Berlinale, DP

A Traveler’s Needs (2024, Hong Sang-soo) Berlinale, DP – 6.7

Architecton (2024, Victor Kossakovsky) Berlinale, DP – 4.9

The Box Man (2024, Gakuryu Ishii) Berlinale, DP – 4.1

Pepe (2024, Nelson Carlos De Los Santos Arias) Berlinale, DP – 5.4

You Burn Me (2024, Matías Piñeiro) Berlinale, DP – 6.0

Matt and Mara (2024, Kazik Radwanski) Berlinale, DP – 5.3

Ivo (2024, Eva Trobisch) Berlinale, DP – 4.3

Time of Maturity (1976, Sohrab Shahid Saless) Berlinale, DP – 6.6

Abiding Nowhere (2024, Tsai Ming-liang) Berlinale, DP – 6.2

Cidade; Campo (2024, Juliana Rojas) Berlinale, DP – 5.7

Between the Temples (2024, Nathan Silver) Berlinale, DP – 6.4

Black Tea (2024, Abderrahmane Sissako) Berlinale, DP – 5.4

Invisible Days, or the Legend of the White Crocodiles [English Version] (1991, Eva Hiller) Berlinale, DP – 5.5

The Invisible Zoo (2024, Romuald Karmakar) Berlinale, DP – 6.8

DIRECT ACTION (2024, Ben Russell & Guillaume Cailleau) Berlinale, DP – 7.2

Shambhala (2024, Min Bahadur Bham) Berlinale, DP – 5.9

The Human Hibernation (2024, Anna Cornudella) Berlinale, DP – 3.2

I Saw the TV Glow (2024, Jane Schoenbrun) Berlinale, DP – 4.5

+The Periphery of the Base (2024, Zhou Tao) Berlinale, DP – 7.4 [up from 7.0]

+Laberint Sequences (2023, Blake Williams) 3D

Twittering Soul (2023, Deimantas Narkevičius) 3D – Inc. [No English subtitles]

 

March

+The Periphery of the Base (2024, Zhou Tao) – 7.6 [up from 7.4]

The Wrong Movie (2024, Keren Cytter) – 5.1

Sunday in Paris (2016, Ernie Gehr) 
DP

Back in the Park (2019, Ernie Gehr) DP

Construction Sight (2019, Ernie Gehr) 
DP

+Flying Over Brooklyn (2020, Ernie Gehr) DP

For the Birds (2016, Ernie Gehr) DP


Auto-Collider XX (2014, Ernie Gehr) DP

Delirium (2020, Ernie Gehr) DP


Pedestrian Activities (2023, Ernie Gehr) DP

Here & Elsewhere (2023, Bram Ruiter) DP

+It follows it passes on (2023, Erica Sheu) DP

West Lounge (2023, Kevin Jerome Everson) DP

Banging on Their Bars in Rhythm (2024, Kevin Jerome Everson) DP

Stone, Hat, Ribbon & Rose (2023, Eva Giolo) DP

How to Run a Trotline (2024, Carl Elsaesser) DP

Caracole (for Mac) (2022, Nathaniel Dorsky) 16mm

Seasonal Concerns (2024, Maximilien Luc Proctor) 16mm

Five Days Till Tomorrow (2022, Lewis Klahr) DP

Holographic Will (2023, Mike Stoltz) 16mm

Hey Sweet Pea (2023, Alee Peoples) 16mm

Glider (2001, Ernie Gehr)
 DP

Mechanical Magic Lantern Slides II (2019, Ernie Gehr)
 DP

In Slumberland (Thanks to Winsor McCay)* (2015, Ernie Gehr)
 DP

Creatures of the Night (2023, Ernie Gehr)
 DP

Medicine Cabinet (2022, Ernie Gehr) DP

Chambers of Time (2010, Ernie Gehr) DP

Through the Hoops of Time (2020, Ernie Gehr) DP

Approposessexstreetmarket (2018, Ernie Gehr) DP

New York Central (2020, Ernie Gehr)

High-Wire Act (2023, Ernie Gehr) DP

Bon Voyage (2016, Ernie Gehr) DP

Lisbon Views (2022, Ernie Gehr) DP

What’s Up! (2023, Ernie Gehr) DP

Carroll Gardens (2023, Ernie Gehr) DP

Gasoline Rainbow (2023, Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross) DP – 5.2

Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus (2023, Neo Sora) DP – 4.8

Air (2023, Ben Affleck) – 4.6

Dredd [3D] (2012, Pete Travis) – 5.4

 

April

Louis and Languages (2024, Aurélien Froment)

Where Are All My Lovers? (2024, Jean-Claude Rousseau)

Marbled Golden Eyes (2024, Kevin Jerome Everson)

Destroy, She Said (1969, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 5.8

Her Venetian Name in Deserted Calcutta (1976, Marguerite Duras) DP – 5.0

The Truck (1977, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 4.7

Woman of the Ganges (1974, Marguerite Duras) DP – 3.7

Nathalie Granger (1972, Marguerite Duras) DP – 6.1

Microcosmos (2021, Takashi Makino) DP

Space Noise 3D (2015, Takashi Makino) 3D-16mm

Memento Stella (2018, Takashi Makino) DP – 5.3

The Wolf House (2018, Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León) – 5.7

Poem of E.L. (2022, Maya Gurantz)

 

May

The Island (2023, Damien Manivel) Jeonju, DP – 5.1

Not a Pretty Picture (1976, Martha Coolidge) Jeonju, DP – 6.4

Where (2022, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP – 6.8

+DIRECT ACTION (2024, Ben Russell & Guillaume Cailleau) Jeonju, DP – 7.2 [same]

Center (2024, Burak Çevik) Jeonju, DP

Nothing in Its Place (2024, Burak Çevik) Jeonju, DP

+Allures (1961, Jordan Belson) Jeonju, 35mm

+Side/Walk/Shuttle (1992, Ernie Gehr) Jeonju, 35mm – 6.1 [same]

+Work Done (1984, Robert Beavers) Jeonju, 35mm

No Form (2012, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

+Walker (2012, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

Sleepwalk (2012, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

Mimang (2023, Kim Tae-yang) Jeonju, DP – 3.9

Dreaming Dogs (2024, Levin Peter & Elsa Kremser) Jeonju, DP – 5.3

Diamond Sutra (2012, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

Walking on Water (2013, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

+No No Sleep (2015, Tsai Ming-liang) Jeonju, DP

The Trouble with Harry (1955, Alfred Hitchcock) 35mm – 5.9

An Unfinished Film (2024, Lou Ye) Cannes, DP – 4.0

The Second Act (2024, Quentin Dupieux) Cannes, DP – 4.7

This Life of Mine (Sophie Fillières) Cannes, DP – 4.9

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl (2024, Rungano Nyoni) Cannes, DP – 4.2

It Doesn’t Matter (2024, Josh Mond) Cannes, DP – 4.6

Wild Diamond (2024, Agathe Riedinger) Cannes, DP – 3.8

The Girl with the Needle (2024, Magnus von Horn) Cannes, DP – 5.3

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024, George Miller) Cannes, DP – 4.3

Bird (2024, Andrea Arnold) Cannes, DP – 2.7

Megalopolis (2024, Francis Ford Coppola) Cannes, DP – 7.6

Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In (2024, Soi Cheang) Cannes, DP – 4.5

Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point (2024, Tyler Taormina) Cannes, DP – 6.3

Scénarios (2024, Jean-Luc Godard) Cannes, DP

Exposé du film annonce du film “Scénario” (2024, Jean-Luc Godard) Cannes, DP

Kinds of Kindness (2024, Yorgos Lanthimos) Cannes, DP – 5.6

Oh, Canada (2024, Paul Schrader) Cannes, DP – 5.0

Universal Language (2024, Matthew Rankin) Cannes, DP – 5.5

Visiting Hours (2024, Patricia Mazuy) Cannes, DP – 5.3

Caught by the Tides (2024, Jia Zhang-ke) Cannes, DP – 5.9

Emilia Pérez (2024, Jacques Audiard) Cannes, DP – 5.5

It’s Not Me (2024, Leos Carax) Cannes, DP – 3.9

Rumours (2024, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, & Galen Johnson) Cannes, DP – 5.2

Eephus (Carson Lund) Cannes, DP – 5.1

Three Kilometers to the End of the World (2024, Emanuel Parvu) Cannes, DP – 4.0

The Damned (2024, Roberto Minervini) Cannes, DP – 5.4

Black Dog (2024, Guan Hu) Cannes, DP

The Substance (2024, Coralie Fargeat) Cannes, DP