Lost in the Movies: #WatchlistScreenCaps complete chronology

#WatchlistScreenCaps complete chronology

A complete diary, with screen-captured images, captions and basic info, of everything I watched digitally between February 12, 2013 and February 12, 2014

(in chronological order of release date - the large images are features, the smaller are shorts)
(includes some animated racial caricatures - discussed here)

Links lead to my pieces on the film

You can also view these images in the order I took them, or broken into the following nine categories: 
fiction feature filmsdocumentary features & shortsall animationlive-action short filmsonline videosmusic videosminiseriesCriterion Collection Arthur & Grail themes

extra images from the featured films

L'arrivee d'un train en gare de la Ciotat (1896), dir. Louis & Auguste Lumiere
A 19th-century train pulls in to my phone - where will it go next?

Voyage to the Moon (1902), dir. Georges Melies
Moonbeam monsters just missed the magic bullet

Rescued From an Eagle's Nest (1908), dir. J. Searle Dawley
And he will lift you up, on eagle's wings...

Fantasmagorie (1908), dir. Emile Cohl
Psychedelia in chalk, circa turn-of-the-century

The Curtain Pole (1909), dir. D.W. Griffith
The comic mob mobilizes & star Mack Sennett learns his future style

The Lonely Villa (1909), dir. D.W. Griffith
One of the less delicate methods of home invasion

The Night Before Christmas (1913), dir. Wladislaw Starewicz
The devil gets a piggyback ride

Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), dir. Winsor McKay
100 years old on Saturday, this cartoon creation is as delightful & engaging as ever

Intolerance (1916), dir. D.W. Griffith
On the movie screen, human faces loom large as gods

One Week (1920), dir. Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline
Perfect punchline to Buster's home improvement project

The Phantom Carriage (1921), dir. Victor Sjostrom
Led by Death's driver past the grief he caused

The Gold Rush (1925), dir. Charles Chaplin
Snow gets in your eyes

Poil de Carotte (1925), dir. Julien Duvivier
Unloved redhead shares his sorrows with the family maid

Slick Sleuths (1926 - color & soundtrack added later), dir. Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
The shadow knows (evil laughter)

Westward Whoa (1926 - color & soundtrack added later), dir. Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher
Cattle call

Exit Smiling (1926), dir. Sam Taylor
Getting into character

Emak-Bakia (1926), dir. Man Ray
Time isn't real

Casanova (1927), dir. Alexandre Volkoff
18th-century peep show for Venice's sensual aristocrats

Sunrise (1927), dir. F.W. Murnau
Vows renewed transform city into garden

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer
19-year-old makes her debut at court

Plane Crazy (1928 - sound added later), dir. Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Mickey does his best Lindy impersonation

The Gallopin' Gaucho (1928 - sound added later), prod. Walt Disney/dir. Ub Iwerks
Mickey shows off his smoking skills

 Steamboat Willie (1928), prod. Walt Disney/dir. Ub Iwerks
Angry rodent wields a knife

The Living Corpse (1929), dir. Fyodor Otsep
The surprising dignity of the cuckold

The Karnival Kid (1929), dir. Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
The wiener cart was hiding under the carousel

Mickey's Follies (1929), prod. Walt Disney/dir. Ub Iwerks
Fowl tango gets violent

The Fire Fighters (1930), prod. Walt Disney
Improvising a parachute from the laundry line

The Chain Gang (1930), prod. Walt Disney
Fugitive from justice racing toward the viewer

The Gorilla Mystery (1930), prod. Walt Disney
Wide-eyed with terror, Mickey backs away from the hairy man-eater

The Booze Hangs High (1930), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
These little piggies got wasted...

Pioneer Days (1930), prod. Walt Disney
Disney's first foray into Frontierland?

Mickey Steps Out (1931), prod. Walt Disney
So this is where his whiskers went

The Public Enemy (1931), dir. William Wellman
Who needs sharpshooters when you've got a Gatling gun

The Birthday Party (1931), prod. Walt Disney
Riding the xylophone

Bosko's Holiday (1931), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
A familiar hood ornament has ideas of its own

Blue Rhythm (1931), prod. Walt Disney
Tickled by trombone

Bosko Shipwrecked! (1931), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Fleeing the world's biggest lion

Bosko's Soda Fountain (1931), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Hitchcock must have borrowed this shot for Psycho

Frankenstein (1931), dir. James Whale
Let there be light...and let it be taken away

Mickey Cuts Up (1931), prod. Walt Disney
The mouse as mock turtle

Mickey's Orphans (1931), prod. Walt Disney
Candlelight ensures these cats won't end up like the Griswolds'

Bosko at the Zoo (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
What do you get when you cross a walrus, an ostrich, and a lion?

The Duck Hunt (1932), prod. Walt Disney
The hunted turn the tables

Big-Hearted Bosko (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
The world's most skilled shadow puppeteer

Girl Crazy (1932), dir. William Seiter
Pursued by a cardboard cop

Bosko's Party (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger

Bosko and Bruno (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
A racing landscape so simple & stylized it's surreal

Mickey's Revue (1932), prod. Walt Disney
Goofy's debut cameo

Bosko's Dog Race (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Intense training for the poor pooch

Bosko at the Beach (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Extreme shore break

Bosko's Store (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Full of baloney

Mickey's Nightmare (1932), prod. Walt Disney
The stork was far too generous

Bosko the Lumberjack (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger
Nothing hits the spot like a nail sandwich (on slices of wood)

Bosko and Honey (1932), prod. Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Leon Schlesinger

The Whoopee Party (1932), prod. Walt Disney
Party so swingin', the cops join instead of busting

Touchdown Mickey (1932), prod. Walt Disney
The toupee- and denture-wearing football bites Mickey Mouse in the ass

The Klondike Kid (1932), prod. Walt Disney
Come in, Mickey said, I'll give you shelter from the storm

Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1933), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
The old loose, limber Betty, the one I like best

Building a Building (1933), prod. Walt Disney
A machine and a gentleman

The Mad Doctor (1933), prod. Walt Disney
No dogs were harmed in the making of this picture - we can't vouch for the chicken though

Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Falling from the sky in style

Is My Palm Read (1933), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Worshipping the witch on the wall

King Kong (1933), dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
The horrible dream at the window

The Mind Reader (1933), dir. Roy del Ruth
Wonderfully absorbing, entertaining proto-noir at fast 30s clip with great William performance

Ye Olden Days (1933), prod. Walt Disney
Surely you joust?

The Mail Pilot (1933), prod. Walt Disney
Crashing into a makeshift propeller in the nick of time

Mickey's Gala Premiere (1933), prod. Walt Disney
Garbo's new leading man

Puppy Love (1933), prod. Walt Disney
"No, no, I said I was out with Chip and Dale, not a chippendale!"

The Pet Store (1933), prod. Walt Disney
Taking their cue from a new RKO release

Giantland (1933), prod. Walt Disney
Mickey's expression reminds me of Calvin & Hobbes

Roman Scandals (1933), dir. Frank Tuttle
My first Eddie Cantor: the Woody Allen influence is impossible to miss

Camping Out (1934), prod. Walt Disney
Pick on someone your own size

Betty in Blunderland (1934), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Perfect fit between Carroll's and Fleischers' surrealism

Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (1934), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Back to the inkwell

Gulliver Mickey (1934), prod. Walt Disney
(See caption for Camping Out)

Poor Cinderella (1934), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Fairy Godmother grants a Cinderella striptease

Orphan's Benefit (1934), prod. Walt Disney
Donald gets the hook in his first appearance with Mickey

The Private Life of Don Juan (1934), dir. Alexander Korda
The great lover overshadowed by his own legend

The Dognapper (1934), prod. Walt Disney
Should've worn a seat belt

Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove (1934), dir. Louis Lewyn
Guest stars in exceedingly bizarre two-reeler

Two-Gun Mickey (1934), prod. Walt Disney
I Dream of Minnie

Jack Frost (1934), dir. Ub Iwerks
Preparing for Halloween

Once Upon a Time (1934), dir. F. Lyle Goldman
The goblins of bad driving haunt Fairy Tale Land

Show Kids (1935), dir. Ralph Staub
Sparkle Motion, avant la lettre

Baby Be Good (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Magic wand enabling bad boy to take inventory and make amends

Taking the Blame (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Drowning in a picture frame

The Band Concert (1935), prod. Walt Disney
The conductor confronts the piper from the peanut gallery

The Song of the Birds (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
I remember this cartoon so well from childhood, with its haunting avian danse macabre

The Brementown Musicians (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
Assaulting the lunar taste buds

Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935), dir. Busby Berkeley
Map of the mad metropolis etched on her smooth skin

Mickey's Service Station (1935), prod. Walt Disney
Service with a smile

Old Mother Hubbard (1935), dir. Ub Iwerks
I remember the jazzy syncopations & nursery tale stylings of this toon from childhood

Mary's Little Lamb (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
The old biddy boogies with a little lamb

No! No! A Thousand Times No!! (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
This is how you make rain onstage

Summertime (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
Mr. Groundhog, scared of his own shadow

A Little Soap and Water (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Who's washing who?

Dancing On the Moon (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Celebrating marriage on the moon

Mickey's Garden (1935), prod. Walt Disney
A trippy moment once our hero ingests bug poison

A Language All My Own (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Betty's Japanese fans demonstrate their affection

Sinbad the Sailor (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
Sinbad the Slugger

Mickey's Fire Brigade (1935), prod. Walt Disney
Overshooting his target

Watch the Birdie (1935), dir. Lloyd French
Comedy too busy amusing itself to amuse us

Betty Boop and Grampy (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
How to make your fan a flutist

Top Hat (1935), dir. Mark Sandrich, chor. Fred Astaire, Hermes Pan
When clouds collide, they dance

Pluto's Judgement Day (1935), prod. Walt Disney
Pluto meets his prosecutor

Time for Love (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Lonesome swan in the sunset

Symphony in Black (1935), dir. Fred Waller
Billie belts the blues

On Ice (1935), prod. Walt Disney
"Gawrsh, I thought you was a fish!"

Balloon Land (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
Pin Cushion Man wreaks havoc on Balloon Land

Making Stars (1935), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
The nice way to give someone the hook

Simple Simon (1935), prod. Ub Iwerks
Soaring over the circus grounds

Captain Blood (1935), dir. Michael Curtiz
Leaping into battle for Crown and Captain both, no longer a contradiction

A Day in the Country (1936), dir. Jean Renoir
We are born and we die as do the caterpillars, but we can't all become butterflies

Mickey's Polo Team (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Disneyland vs. Hollywood on the polo grounds

Little Nobody (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Rich dog, poor dog

Ali Baba (1936), prod. Ub Iwerks
"Open Sesame." "Says-a-who?" "Says-a-me!"

Orphan's Picnic (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Attack of the invidious innocents

Mickey's Grand Opera (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Conducting the oncoming disaster

The Little Stranger (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
New twist on "the ugly duckling"

Tom Thumb  (1936), prod. Ub Iwerks
The worm turns

We Did It (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
The cuckoo emerges prepared for a fight

The Cobweb Hotel (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Honeymoon suite from hell

A Song a Day! (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Pickled herring

Thru the Mirror (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Holding back the house of cards

Mickey's Rival (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Calling bull on the braggart

Moving Day (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Evicting sheriff left high & dry, a sight many Depression audiences dreamed of

You're Not Built That Way (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Trying and failing to be a tough pup

I Love to Singa (1936), dir. Tex Avery
Simon Cowell's grandfather

Alpine Climbers (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Booze to cure the blues

The Big Bad Wolf (1936), prod. Ub Iwerks
Sheep in wolf's clothing

Mickey's Circus (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Zapping the high wire

Hawaiian Birds (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Part three of honeymoon trilogy - this time it's the birdie bride who messes up

Happy Days (1936), prod. Ub Iwerks
Our Gang takes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for a ride

Mickey's Elephant (1936), prod. Walt Disney
Some brilliant character animation in here

Sheik to Sheik (1936), dir. Roy Mack
We can wire cars for radio, so why not camels?

Play Safe (1936), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Clash of the steam-powered trains

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936), dir. Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky/prod. Max Fleischer
The proud banner of Popeye-land

The Worm Turns (1937), prod. Walt Disney
Wait a sec, if that's a normal mouse, then what is Mickey

Magician Mickey (1937), prod. Walt Disney
The Disney merchandise begins

Moose Hunters (1937), prod. Walt Disney
Antlers were made for body slamming

Hotel a la Swing (1937), dir. Roy Mack
Maybe if they're real quiet, no one will notice they've gone

Mickey's Amateurs (1937), prod. Walt Disney
The angry entertainer gets his revenge on a hostile audience

A Car-Tune Portrait (1937), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Hippo out of the inkwell

They Won't Forget (1937), dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Begins like a postcard to the Old South - turns out it's written with poison pen

Peeping Penguins (1937), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Curiosity killed the penguin

Hawaiian Holiday (1937), prod. Walt Disney
Surfing, Thirties-style

Clock Cleaners (1937), prod. Walt Disney
Goodbye Goofy

Lonesome Ghosts (1937), prod. Walt Disney
Who you gonna call?

Boat Builders (1938), prod. Walt Disney
Not exactly seaworthy

Hold It! (1938), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Crazy cats control time & space

Mickey's Trailer (1938), prod. Walt Disney
This trailer comes fully equipped

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), dir. Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
A man who knows how to make an entrance

Katnip Kollege (1938), dir. Cal Dalton, Cal Howard
This side of the 30s & 40s comes through clearer in cartoons than live-action

Hunky and Spunky (1938), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Apples always seem to bring bad news

Have You Got Any Castles? (1938), dir. Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng
Get it?

The Whalers (1938), prod. Walt Disney
Rehearsing for Monstro

Mickey's Parrot (1938), prod. Walt Disney
Dead chicken vs. Pluto in sumo showdown

Brave Little Tailor (1938), prod. Walt Disney
They slipped a Mickey in his cigarette

Porky in Wackyland (1938), dir. Robert Clampett
My favorite Looney Tune of all time - manic, hilarious, insane, so it's gotta be Clampett

Alexander Nevsky (1938), dir. Sergei Eisenstein
Birds of prey perched across the frozen river

On with the New (1938), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Dream job turns into nursery nightmare

Always Kickin' (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Showdown to stick up for his winged pals

My Friend the Monkey (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Organ grinder & monkey out a suburban window

Only Angels Have Wings (1939), dir. Howard Hawks
Launching into everyone's favorite number: "Who's Joe?"

Musical Mountaineers (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Hatfield & Boop

The Scared Crows (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Betty tries out the scarecrow

The Barnyard Brat (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Two legs good, four legs bad!

Old Glory (1939), dir. Chuck Jones
Creepy rotoscoped Uncle Sam teaches Porky the Pledge of Allegiance

Rhythm on the Reservation (1939), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Bass case becomes a canoe

Frontier Marshal (1939), dir. Allan Dwan
Birth of Tombstone

The Wizard of Oz (1939), dir. Victor Fleming
Why is it the most artificial backdrops are somehow the most enticing?

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939), dir. Kenji Mizoguchi
The elusive thrill of victory and the all-too-common agony of defeat

The Grapes of Wrath (1940), dir. John Ford
Home sweet home is now a wasteland

Little Lambkins (1940), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Infant takes Oedipus to new levels by electrocuting the old man

Pinocchio (1940), prod. Walt Disney
A Disneyland for little devils

You Ought to Be in Pictures (1940), dir. Friz Freleng
Porky Pig bids Leon Schlesinger farewell to seek work in features

The Philadelphia Story (1940), dir. George Cukor
Will "Lord Marries Kittredge" go the way of "Dewey Defeats Truman"?

Citizen Kane (1941), dir. Orson Welles
"I always gagged on that silver spoon."

Hollywood Steps Out (1941), dir. Tex Avery
The odd couple

Vitamin Hay (1941), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Sometimes you kick ass, and sometimes the ass kicks you

Superman (1941), dir. Dave Fleischer/prod. Max Fleischer
When the phone booth is already occupied

Dumbo (1941), prod. Walt Disney
The United States, color-coded and clearly delineated like a map of Disney World

Blues in the Night (1941), dir. Anatole Litvak
Whistling their way into early noir (p.s. that's Elia Kazan on the left)

The Mechanical Monsters (1941), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
No match for Kal-El are fire-breathing robothugs

Billion Dollar Limited (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Good thing he's more powerful than a locomotive

The Arctic Giant (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
One of Superman's more formidable foes

The Bulleteers (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini
Imagine if this flying object landed on your windshield...

The Magnetic Telescope (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Kids, don't try this at home

Electric Earthquake (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer
Whither Metropolis?

Volcano (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky
Clark Versus the Volcano

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), dir. Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise
When comeuppance arrives he's already been forgotten...the greatest comeuppance of all

Bambi (1942), prod. Walt Disney

The Talk of the Town (1942), dir. George Stevens
The letter of the law vs. the spirit of practical justice

Terror On the Midway (1942), prod. Max Fleischer/dir. Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini
Ace reporters relegated to the circus beat - but of course it won't be boring for long

The Battle of Midway (1942), dir. John Ford
"Yes, this really happened."

The Hep Cat (1942), dir. Robert Clampett
Only those with nine lives can afford to be so cavalier

Torpedo Squadron 8 (1942), dir. John Ford
Shapes in the sky echo shapes in the sea

A Corny Concerto (1943), dir. Robert Clampett
Clampett's cartoons always have the most fantastic colors

Day of Wrath (1943), dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer
Wandering the Garden after the Fall

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943), dir. Maya Deren
What does the key open?

December 7th (1943), dir. John Ford
Family of the fallen in Castalia, Iowa

The Henpecked Rooster (1944), dir. Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini
Almost drowned by his best pal

Jammin' the Blues (1944), dir. Gjon Mili
The greatest goddamn musical of all time - and no one knows it

Duck Soup to Nuts (1944), dir. Friz Freleng
Death of a Salesduck

Wolf! Wolf! (1944), prod. Paul Terry
Mighty Mouse uses beer as a weapon

Laura (1944), dir. Otto Preminger
Past becomes present

Murder, My Sweet (1944), dir. Edward Dmytryk
"I'm a homing pigeon - I always come back to the stinking coop no matter how late it is"

Ivan The Terrible, Part I (1944), dir. Sergei Eisenstein
Pick your poison

Stage Door Cartoon (1944), dir. Friz Freleng
What's meta, Doc?

Scrappily Married (1945), dir. Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini
Not quite the belly of the beast, but almost

Christmas in Connecticut (1945), dir. Peter Godfrey
Hollywood's (lost?) ability to mythologize contemporary reality

The Friendly Ghost (1945), dir. Izzy Sparber
Can a ghost commit suicide?

Scarlet Street (1945), dir. Fritz Lang
A noir with more twists and turns than the subway serpent

Book Revue (1946), dir. Robert Clampett
Louisa May Alcott's book transformed into a portrait of bobbysoxers fainting for Frankie

Baby Bottleneck (1946), dir. Robert Clampett
Drinking himself under the table at the Stork Club

Kitty Kornered (1946), dir. Robert Clampett
Wilder, crazier, and more colorful than the later Looney Tunes on this disc

The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946), dir. Robert Clampett
Duck Twacy employs some skillful sleuthing

Beauty and the Beast (1946), dir. Jean Cocteau
Behold, the hand that slew men

Sudden Fried Chicken (1946), dir. Bill Tytla, Orestes Calpini
The characters have become sharper, more well-defined by this time

Rhapsody Rabbit (1946), dir. Friz Freleng
They did this bit a whole year before Tom & Jerry

Song of the South (1946), dir. Wilfred Jackson, Herve Foster/prod. Walt Disney
The original Toontown was in Georgia, not California

It's a Wonderful Life (1946), dir. Frank Capra
The cocoon dissolves into a spiderweb

Mother Goose Stories (1946), dir. Ray Harryhausen
The magic of the movies

Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1946), dir. Sergei Eisenstein
Sometimes a coronation is an execution

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947), dir. Roy del Ruth
Dressed for the occasion

Tweetie Pie (1947), dir. Friz Freleng
Old-school Tweety looks a little different

Out of the Past (1947), dir. Jacques Tourneur
No noir antihero can escape his fate, even where the land is open & the air is clear

Back Alley Oproar (1948), dir. Friz Freleng
Strange to see Sylvester as the underdog (or undercat)

There's Good Boos To-Night (1948), dir. Izzy Sparber
The friendliest ghost you'll ever see

Bad Ol' Putty Tat (1949), dir. Friz Freleng
Taking a nail-biting habit to extremes

A-Haunting We Will Go (1949), dir. Seymour Kneitel
Only the bad ghost is a good ghost

Campus Capers (1949), dir. Bill Tytla, George Germanetti
This is how the Class of 1940 was remembered 10 years later

Toy Tinkers (1949), dir. Jack Hannah/prod. Walt Disney
Surrender in the war on Christmas

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood (1949), dir. Ray Harryhausen
She may want to visit an optometrist if she survives

Orpheus (1950), dir. Jean Cocteau
The oddness of the everyday, the everydayness of the odd

Quack a Doodle Doo (1950), dir. Izzy Sparber
Baby Huey's origin story

All a Bir-r-r-rd (1950), dir. Friz Freleng
Hard to lie in wait atop a speeding train, unless you're in a Looney Tune

Winchester '73 (1950), dir. Anthony Mann
For such a well-made gun, it doesn't bring much luck to its owners

The Story of Rapunzel (1951), dir. Ray Harryhausen
Cue the guitar strum from "Clarissa Explains It All"

Room and Bird (1951), dir. Friz Freleng
Presenting a united front against the police

Alice in Wonderland (1951), prod. Walt Disney
A fresh taste of that old Silly Symphony spirit with zany anthropomorphism

The Red Inn (1951), dir. Claude Autant-Lara
The secret in the snowman

Tweet Tweet Tweety (1951), dir. Friz Freleng
Old Faithful blows ahead of schedule

The Story of Hansel and Gretel (1951), dir. Ray Harryhausen
Not quite as scary without the cannibalism

Awaara (1951), dir. Raj Kapoor
Socially-conscious melodrama w/ comedic streak includes Berkleyesque musical dream set in hell

Gift Wrapped (1952), dir. Friz Freleng
Showdown in the Christmas tree

The Machine That Kills Bad People (1952), dir. Roberto Rossellini
Rossellini being Rossellini, the director ends up finding the good in everyone...even the devil himself

Ain't She Tweet (1952), dir. Friz Freleng
Best let sleeping dogs lie

A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952), dir. Friz Freleng
Sylvester as postmodern installation artist

Snow Business (1952), dir. Friz Freleng
Mouse bites cat

The Story of King Midas (1953), dir. Ray Harryhausen
Midas and Mephistophales decide to go gold

Boo Moon (1954), dir. Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber
Casper, ahead of Neil Armstrong by 15 years

Popeye's 20th Anniversary (1954), dir. Izzy Sparber
Playing his greatest hits

Taxi-Turvy (1954), dir. Seymour Kneitel
No spinach for you!

On the Waterfront (1954), dir. Elia Kazan
Whether he wants it or not, the jacket is now his

Senso (1954), dir. Luchino Visconti
Dressed for a funeral: her lover's, her Austrian occupiers', or her own?

La Strada (1954), dir. Federico Fellini
A fable set in the modern world - just barely

Sabrina (1954), dir. Billy Wilder
The moon is reaching out for her...and so will Bogie

Floating Clouds (1955), dir. Mikio Naruse
"We march united!" sings the crowd, but the lonely couple knows better

Lady and the Tramp (1955), pres. Walt Disney
The morning after

One Froggy Evening (1955), dir. Chuck Jones
I find this to be one of the most frustrating cartoons ever

Popeye for President (1956), dir. Seymour Kneitel
Long before the Tea Party, there was the...

Out to Punch (1956), dir. Seymour Kneitel
Spinach > Concrete

Spooking About Africa (1957), dir. Seymour Kneitel
The Star Child meets the apes from the beginning of 2001

The Three Little Bops (1957), dir. Friz Freleng
"The big bad wolf, he learned the rule - you gotta get hot to play real cool!'

Pest Pupil (1957), dir. Dave Tendlar
Better living through chemistry

 Pyaasa (1957), dir. Guru Dutt
Still powerful, entertaining & resonant half a world away and half a century later

Men in War (1957), dir. Anthony Mann
Letting the men down the line know the path is mined

Tokyo Twilight (1957), dir. Yasujiro Ozu
For once Ozu's silences & simple dialogue express disconnection rather than mutual understanding

Patriotic Popeye (1957), dir. Izzy Sparber
Power of the pipe

Sweet Smell of Success (1957), dir. Alexander Mackendrick
Checking the early edition for his own obituary

What's Opera, Doc? (1957), dir. Chuck Jones
I am not a girl. Surprise.

Show Biz Bugs (1957), dir. Friz Freleng
Of course Daffy and his detachable bill are at the epicenter

Vertigo (1958), dir. Alfred Hitchcock
The green dream

God's Little Acre (1958), dir. Anthony Mann
Old dreams die hard, be they for gold or Griselda

Paper Flowers (1959), dir. Guru Dutt
The director takes a magisterial view of the world he commands, until he falls from his perch

Mughal-E-Azam (1960), dir. K. Asif
Hallucinatory color & heightened artificiality at times anticipate (good) CGI spectacles

 The Sun's Burial (1960), dir. Nagisa Oshima
Sweaty, violent look at lowlives and crooks; hard to follow at 1st, but striking & vivid

Last Year at Marienbad (1961), dir. Alain Resnais
Hesitating along the path into the past

The Exiles (1961), dir. Kent MacKenzie
Displaced Native Americans haunting the overlook with alcohol

Through a Glass Darkly (1961), dir. Ingmar Bergman
The lamps are going out all over this little island - who shall see them lit again?

Chronicle of a Summer (1961), dir. Jean Rouch, Edgar Morin
History incurs into the personal sphere

A momentary fissure amidst the frozen grandeur
La Jetee (1963), dir. Chris Marker

Ivan's Childhood (1962), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky
No director better embodies the word "vision" in all its meanings

Being Two Isn't Easy (1962), dir. Kon Ichikawa
From family in theory to family in fact, united by accidents, moves, sickness, arguments, and death

Lawrence of Arabia (1962), dir. David Lean
Crossing an ocean of sand to reach the actual sea

Mahanagar (1963), dir. Satyajit Ray
Birth of a Saleswoman

The Sword in the Stone (1963), prod. Walt Disney
Unusual Disney feature, one of its most laid-back and episodic (no commercials, though)

Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie (1963), dir. Vilgot Sjoman
Bergman can't help smiling as table turns & filmmaker presses critic on his own process

The House is Black (1963), dir. Forough Farrokhzad
Pausing at the moment of expression

 Charulata (1964), dir. Satyajit Ray
Terrible print, but emotions came through anyway - ennui, desire, jealousy, tenderness

Marriage Italian Style (1964), dir. Vittorio De Sica
Loren si! Mussolini no!

Before Hollywood, There Was Fort Lee, N.J. (1964), dir. Thomas Hanlon
Movie stars and yogis lounge in glamorous New Jersey

Courage for Every Day (1964), dir. Evald Schorm
Excellent slice of kitchen sink with Kafkaesque touches

The Love Goddesses (1965), dir. Saul J. Turrell
Great reminder that even in the sixties, screen sex was nothing new

Alphaville (1965), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Bring two cups of coffee for the detective of emotions and the computer of neuroses

Pierrot le fou (1965), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Reborn on a beach in the south of France, making up stories about the moon

The War Game (1965), dir. Peter Watkins
What Watkins thinks of nuclear euphemisms

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), dir. Bill Melendez
Who is your favorite dancer?

Simon of the Desert (1965), dir. Luis Bunuel
Even atop a column in the desert, the saint can't dodge petty truths & sexy snares

The Hand (1965), dir. Jiri Trnka
I feel for the little guy

The Junk Shop (1965), dir. Juraj Herz
Represents Czechoslovakian penchant for fantastical surrealism

Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965), dir. Kenneth Anger
Sleek, soft, sumptuous, and slightly sinister

Born Free (1966), dir. James Hill
Swimming with a sea lion

Masculin Feminin (1966), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Living and dreaming that total film

Patriotism (1966), dir. Yukio Mishima
The awful, beautiful purity of bloodshed

Paddle to the Sea (1966), dir. Bill Mason
"Someone might find you someday in a cold fjord in Norway, or a warm beach in Africa"

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), dir. Mike Nichols
I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in!

Nayak (1966), dir. Satyajit Ray
From cash to ash - wandering in a wasteland of wealth

Made in USA (1966), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Playfulness with emotional distance and a heavy heart

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), dir. Chuck Jones
At this moment, the Grinch had a change of heart (quite literally)

Emotion (1966), dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi
Fuses A Hard Day's Night w/ Dracula, climaxes like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Privilege (1967), dir. Peter Watkins
The only person not watching Steven Shorter on TV is...Steven Shorter

La Chinoise (1967), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
You can't be neutral on a moving train

The Graduate (1967), dir. Mike Nichols
He's nervous about his future, she's tired of her past

The Big Shave (1967), dir. Martin Scorsese
Advertising aesthetic stained by forthcoming violence of '68 & scored by haunted swing of '39

Death by Hanging (1968), dir. Nagasi Oshima
Dark comedy, scathing satire, unsettling psychodrama, wrapped in newspaper & tied with a noose

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick
Creation myth for the modern age

Yellow Submarine (1968), dir. George Dunning
When I was in preschool, this film introduced me to the Beatles...and so much more besides!

 Amblin' (1968), dir. Steven Spielberg
Long before the sharks, aliens, and dinosaurs, 2 kids smoked grass & guarded a guitar case

Two American Audiences (1968), dir. Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker
As soon as he slips into French and filmmaking, he sounds more authoritative

Easy Rider (1969), dir. Dennis Hopper
The pushers score in a Rolls and then roll out scored by "The Pusher"

Civilisation (1969), pres. Kenneth Clark
"I feel, therefore I am."

Midnight Cowboy (1969), dir. John Schlesinger
Hunting rats on the New York subway

Phantom India (1969), dir. Louis Malle
Even cattle are camera-conscious before the foreign lens

Carrots & Peas (1969), dir. Hollis Frampton
The vegetables are beautiful, the voice is annoying

Zabriskie Point (1970), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Opens compellingly on campus, meanders midway in desert, soars w/ gorgeous & bizarre finale

Hi, Mom! (1970), dir. Brian De Palma
Making love at the picture window, for the benefit of the hidden camera across the street

Drive, He Said (1970), dir. Jack Nicholson
Playing ball on the wall

Five Easy Pieces (1970), dir. Bob Rafelson
Sometimes the moment of truth is also a moment of denial

Le Cercle Rouge (1970), dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
A touch of surrealism to depict the DTs

Gimme Shelter (1970), dir. Albert & David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin
"Nice to have a chick occasionally" (especially when she steals the show)

Godard in America (1970), dir. Ralph Tranhauser
The children of Mao and Coca-Cola

A Safe Place (1971), dir. Harry Jaglom
The dream world of innocent play, swallowed up by encroaching darkness

A Clockwork Orange (1971), dir. Stanley Kubrick
"I'm laughing at clouds, so high up above! The sun's in my heart, and I'm reeeady for love..."

 Pakeezah (1972), dir. Kamal Amrohi
Don't piss off the elephants

Malcolm X (1972), dir. Arnold Perl
"Stop talking about the South. If you're south of the Canadian border, you're in the South!"

 My Childhood (1972), dir. Bill Douglas
Trapped in an oasis of steam

Jeremiah Johnson (1972), dir. Sydney Pollack
"This place is big medicine. They guard it with spirits."

The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), dir. Bob Rafelson
Buying Hawaiian islands and building sand castles over lobster dinner

The Train Robbers (1973), dir. Burt Kennedy
Treasure quietly waiting to be retrieved

"You chickenshit badge-wearing sonofabitch"

Reminding Ruthie Lee who's boss - that's all he's got left

Robin Hood (1973), prod. Wolfgang Reitherman
The weak ruler relies on the noose

 My Ain Folk (1973), dir. Bill Douglas
All alone in this great cruel world

Chinatown (1974), dir. Roman Polanski
An honest living in a crooked town

 Lancelot du Lac (1974), dir. Robert Bresson
Into the Bressonian wood: a ghoulish, spiritually beleaguered Camelot

The Godfather Part II (1974), dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Remember the good old days of the Roman Empire

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975), dir. Chuck Jones
Fastest mongoose in the East

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), dir. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
When the weather is misbehaving

Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975), dir. Kaneto Shindo
Mizoguchi's favored urine bottle (he didn't want to miss a moment on set)

Taxi Driver (1976), dir. Martin Scorsese
And these, thy gifts, which we are about to receive

Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), dir. David Greene, Boris Sagal
Connected by blood but little else

All the President's Men (1976), dir. Alan Pakula
The clacking of typewriter keys sounds the President's death knell

King Kong (1976), dir. John Guillermin
The killer ape as countercultural icon

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976), dir. Alain Tanner
School of Swiss listening to a school of whales

I, Claudius (1976), dir. Herbert Wise
"Trust no one, my friend. No one."

Roots (1977), dir. Marvin Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, Gilbert Moses
Free one moment, then chained for a century to come

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977), dir. Larry Jordan
Welles and Coleridge, partners in Rime

Miss You (1978), dir. Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Sharing a microphone but Mick gets two

Can't Stand Losing You (1978), dir. Derek Burbidge
As desperate but not yet as threatening as "Every Breath You Take"

Watership Down (1978), dir. Martin Rosen
Following the Black Rabbit down the Rabbit Hole

Perceval le Gallois (1978), dir. Eric Rohmer
3 drops of blood in the snow

Superman: The Movie (1978), dir. Richard Donner
About 5 movies in 1. Overambitious perhaps, but I miss overambitious blockbusters.

Liquid Crystals (1978), dir. Jean Painleve
Crystallization as hallucination

Heart of Glass (1979), dir. Stanley Dorfman
Summer single in spirit, but released in dead of winter

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979), dir. Werner Herzog
Our Lady of the Rats

The Battle of Chile (1975 - 1979), dir. Patricio Guzman
The Right loses phony mask of "freedom" & reveals true identity in the streets of Santiago

 Away From It All (1979), dir. John Cleese, Clare Taylor
"Here certainly we have peace, and tranquility, and also, more of those fucking gondolas"

Rock With You (1979), dir. Bruce Gowers
Wearing wings of laser

Banjo: The Woodpile Cat (1979), dir. Don Bluth
Some solid animation, but story's more outline than plot; feels like dry run for his 80s spree

 Asparagus (1979), dir. Suzan Pitt
I suspect this film was made in an insane asylum; I will never look at asparagus the same way

A Weekend at the Beach with Jean-Luc Godard (1979), dir. Ira Schneider
Wim Wenders, dressed for the beach

Kagemusha (1980), dir. Akira Kurosawa
Even his reflection can't tell him who he is anymore

The Shining (1980), dir. Stanley Kubrick
Do not disturb

The Big Red One (restored cut) (1980), dir. Sam Fuller
The memorial to one war becomes the battlefield for another

Atlantic City (1980), dir. Louis Malle
Wallace Shawn in a restaurant in a Louis Malle movie ... but this time as waiter, not diner

 The Solar Film (1980), dir. Elaine & Saul Bass
Despite title, more about industrialization & subsequent malaise than making case for solar

 Fish Heads (1980), dir. Bill Paxton
Fish heads, fish heads, roly-poly fish heads, fish heads, fish heads, eat 'em up, yummm

 Act of God (1980), dir. Peter Greenaway
Greenaway does a for-real doc (I think). Btw, I too was (almost?) struck by lightning

 The Fly (1980), dir. Ferenc Rofusz
Empathy for a fly - impressive. Wonder if there's allegorical element in there

Larisa (1980), dir. Elem Klimov
Moving tribute from one filmmaker to another, but also from a husband to his wife

Whip It (1981), prod. Gerald Casale
Wonderful how simultaneously literal & random this video is

Once in a Lifetime (1981), dir. Toni Basil, David Byrne
"My God! What have I done!"

My Bloody Valentine (1981), dir. George Mihalka
Not many horror films can boast a Canadian country theme song. Apropos yesterday...

 Cutter's Way (1981), dir. Ivan Passer
Alone again, naturally

Excalibur (1981), dir. John Boorman
A land of silver castles and golden dragons

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), dir. Steven Spielberg
Never realized this was Alfred Molina till now

Give It To Me Baby (1981), dir. Nick Saxton
Inhaling with eager anticipation

 Body Heat (1981), dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Moment of truth, courtesy Mickey Rourke

The Evil Dead (1981), dir. Sam Raimi
What's that noise?

Brideshead Revisited (1981), dir. Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Dulce domum, nevermore, nevermore...

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg
"All my friends/They all died!" - The Jim Carroll Band (first song on this soundtrack)

Conan the Barbarian (1982), dir. John Milius
True barbarians always bite back

Parsifal (1982), dir. Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
So many fantastic images to choose from in dazzlingly weird Grail opera film

Vincent (1982), dir. Tim Burton
The tomcat leaps through the window, drawn forth by a ghoulish pied piper

First Blood (1982), dir. Ted Kotcheff
The All-American strip becomes a war zone

The Snowman (1982), dir. Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami
Swimming sublimely in the snowy sky

 All Summer in a Day (1982), dir. Ed Kaplan
Remembering the green amongst the gray

 The Children's Story (1982), dir. James Clavell
Anti-brainwashing message movie that feels oddly like it's trying to brainwash you

Dimensions of Dialogue (1982), dir. Jan Svankmajer
Rock, paper, scissors, Arcimboldo-style

The Discipline of DE (1982), dir. Gus Van Sant
Van Sant & Burroughs don't cry over spilt milk

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1982), dir. Jane Campion
Abrasive yet meditative study of the usual family road-trip misery

The Haircut (1982), dir. Tamar Simon Hoffs
The longest 15-minute haircut in history

High Fidelity (1982), dir. Randy Roberts
Cone and sphere meet cute in Gershwin-saturated flora

Igor: The Paris Years (1982), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay
Surprisingly tedious puppet show about Stravinsky and Cocteau in 20s Paris

Malice in Wonderland (1982), dir. Vince Collins
Alice in Wonderland on acid. I know what you're thinking: it's already on acid. Well, moreso.

Zhil-byl-pyos (1982), dir. E. Nazarov
The brotherhood of dog and wolf, comrades under the fur

Billie Jean (1983), dir. Steve Barron
City humming in the near distance as the path lights up below

Tender Mercies (1983), dir. Bruce Beresford
"You see, I never trusted happiness. Never have. Never will."

Hungry Like the Wolf (1983), dir. Russell Mulcahy
Primal scream

Every Breath You Take (1983), dir. Godley & Creme
Meet the Police

Thriller (1983), dir. John Landis
"This film in no way endorses a belief in the occult"

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1983), dir. Ed Griles
Cyndi Lauper takes a page from A Night at the Opera

Skywhales (1983), dir. Phil Austin, Derek Hayes
The circle of life devours itself

You Might Think (1984), dir. Charlie Levi, Jeff Stein, Alex Weil
Soap opera

When Doves Cry (1984), dir. Prince
Sitting by the sea of doves' tears

Louise (1984), dir. Steve Barron
Videos may have been the last recourse for black & white after the 70s

A Girl's Own Story (1984), dir. Jane Campion
"I feel the cold/I feel the cold is here to stay/I feel the cold/I want to melt away

The Breakfast Club (1985), dir. John Hughes
Don't do it, Ally!

Don't Come Around Here No More (1985), dir. Jeff Stein
Honey, I Shrunk the Carroll

Cry (1985), dir. Godley & Creme
Mr. T, mid-morph

Life in a Northern Town (1985), dir. Tim Pope
"And the morning lasted all day, all day..."

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), dir. George Cosmatos
Here's one way to exorcise the ghosts of Vietnam

Take On Me (1985), dir. Steve Barron
Even after emerging from the comic book, she never pays her bill

Return to Oz (1985), dir. Walter Murch
Dorothy through the looking glass

Follow That Bird (1985), dir. Ken Kwapis
Big Bird sings the blues

Commando (1985), dir. Mark Lester
"Welcome back, John"

Walk This Way (1986), dir. Jon Small
Tear down this wall!

The Flight of the Navigator (1986), dir. Randal Kleiser
Making a pit stop to take a leak

Manhunter (1986), dir. Michael Mann
Embracing the deadly beast

The Mosquito Coast (1986), dir. Peter Weir
"Not ordinary gumption, but four o'clock in the morning courage, and who's got that?"

Night Music (1986), dir. Stan Brakhage
Lullaby in shattered stained-glass

Sledgehammer (1986), dir. Stephen Johnson
I miss claymation

Evil Dead II (1987), dir. Sam Raimi
FINALLY watched this movie, just in time for Halloween!

The Man Who Planted Trees (1987), dir. Frédéric Back
I feel as if I've suddenly awakened from a beautiful dream...

 King Lear (1987), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Cordelia weeping for her fathers, because they are no more

Yeelen (1987), dir. Souleymane Cissé
The wisdom to plant the seed, the patience to let it grow

Never Gonna Give You Up (1987), dir. Simon West
Spoiler alert: this screen-cap is of Rick Astley

The Brave Little Toaster (1987), dir. Jerry Rees
Don't let go, or you're toast!

Bad (1987), dir. Martin Scorsese
The King of Pop, back on the block

The Dead (1987), dir. John Huston
Her heart forever closed to her husband

Wall Street (1987), dir. Oliver Stone
Gaming the system in the new gilded age

*batteries not included (1987), dir. Matthew Robbins
The Lower East Side turns into a dream, under the watchful eye of electronic elves

New England Time Capsule (1987), dir. unknown
Love that dirty water

Man in the Mirror (1988), dir. Don Wilson
Free Mandela

The Last of England (1988), dir. Derek Jarman
Empire of the spirit is extinguished in a melancholic frenzy

Straight Outta Compton (1988), dir. Rupert Wainwright
Harassing the cops right back

Alice (1988), dir. Jan Svankmajer
What are a fish and a frog without their wigs?

The Making of "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), dir. Robert Nixon
The real Fossey, briefly observed amidst movie promotion

Gorillas in the Mist (1988), dir. Michael Apted
Red-haired witch and silverback gorilla communicate in their own private language

Dangerous Liaisons (1988), dir. Stephen Frears
It was beyond their control

Stille Nacht I: Dramolet (1988), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay 
Check out the creepy baby at the window

Isle of Flowers (1989), dir. Jorge Furtado
What's worth more: a chicken or a whale, a person or a pig?

Farewell to the King (1989), dir. John Milius
Watching his men dig their own graves

Like a Prayer (1989), dir. Mary Lambert
Madonna makes her confession (sort of)

Express Yourself (1989), dir. David Fincher
Bad Maria as Big Brother

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), dir. Steven Spielberg
"I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne: 'Let my armies be the rocks, and the trees, and the birds in the sky.'"

Rhythm Nation (1989), dir. Dominic Sena
X marks the beat

The Little Mermaid (1989), prod. Howard Ashman, John Musker
Seeing it in theaters at 6, I feared an unhappy ending; no wonder - I'd read Andersen's original

Valmont (1989), dir. Milos Forman
Not for Forman the elaborate edifices of the aristocracy

Nothing Compares 2 U (1990), dir. John Maybury
Her face carries the video; no need for arty inserts

The Cow (1990), dir. Aleksandr Petrov
Empathy with a beast of burden

Vogue (1990), dir. David Fincher
Doesn't mention Veronica Lake in litany of stars, but looks like she's channeling her here

Darkness Light Darkness (1990), dir. Jan Svankmajer
Like a ship in a bottle with nowhere to sail

Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990), dir. Tracey Moffatt
An eerily beautiful landscape, with an interior outhouse

Do the Bartman (1990), dir. Brad Bird
Pop culture as I first knew it

12:01 PM (1990), dir. Jonathan Heap
Cover of the early edition. And the late edition...& the one after that & after that...

The Awakening (1990), dir. Ignacio Cerda
The eye on the pyramid sees all

Not Without My Daughter (1991), dir. Brian Gilbert
Escape through Khomeini's phone booth

Daughters of the Dust (1991), dir. Julie Dash
Figures amidst the tide, in & out w/ overlapping movements

The Double Life of Veronique (1991), dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski
Life is most delicate in its happiest moments

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), dir. Kevin Reynolds
Riding the arrow through Sherwood

 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), dir. James Cameron
Ideal use of special effects for me - models, animatronics, judicious & imaginative CGI

My Own Private Idaho (1991), dir. Gus Van Sant
He has always depended on the kindness of strangers

Enter Sandman (1991), dir. Wayne Isham
The monsters under his bed are real...

Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991), dir. Samuel Bayer
Well, it doesn't smell like Old Spice

The Fisher King (1991), dir. Terry Gilliam
The quest for the Holy Gift Exchange

Beauty and the Beast (1991), prod. Don Hahn
One of the studio's most genuine romances, along with Lady and the Tramp

Grand Canyon (1991), dir. Lawrence Kasdan
Fragile fantasy

Anamorphosis: De Artificilia Perspectiva (1991), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay
Sixteenth-century paper dolls play with anamorphic strings

November Rain (1992), dir. Andy Morahan
The Church of Slash

Come As You Are (1992), dir. Kevin Kerslake
I need a fix 'cause I'm goin' down...

In the Closet (1992), dir. Herb Ritts
Like silhouettes from The Nightmare Before Christmas

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), dir. David Lynch
"Don't take the ring, Laura..."

Jeremy (1992), dir. Mark Pellington
Into the belly of the wicked wolf

Malcolm X (1992), dir. Spike Lee
Playfully mocking mortality in a Boston park, after his father's assassination but before his own

Nuthin' but a "G" Thang (1992), dir. Dr. Dre
"Ready to make an entrance, so back on up..."

Stille Nacht II: Are We Still Married? (1992), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay
MTV used to play stuff like this

Groundhog Day (1993), dir. Harold Ramis
That right hook wasn't in Ned Ryerson's actuarial table

Passin' Me By (1993), dir. Sanji Senaka
Will rubbing his head give him good luck too?

The Tommyknockers (1993), dir. John Power
Her mourning period was short-lived

Jurassic Park (1993), dir. Steven Spielberg
Echoing the call of the wild

Short Cuts (1993), dir. Robert Altman
Lemons, booze, soap, and blood in sunny LA

The Thief and the Cobbler (Recobbled Cut 4) (1993), dir. Richard Williams
Aladdin meets Yellow Submarine meets 60s Eastern European animation (emphasis on last)

Heart-Shaped Box (1993), dir. Anton Corbijn
Klanskids, old Jesus-popes, and hanging fetuses cavort in candy-colored nirvana

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), prod. Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi, dir. Henry Selick
No trailer ever filled me with as much excitement/anticipation as this when I was 9

Keep Ya Head Up (1993), dir. Dave Dobkin
The "things are gonna get easier" refrain sounds both wistful & determined

Stille Nacht III: Tales from the Vienna Woods (1993), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay
Bullet-proof spoon

Supersonic (1994), dir. Mark Szasky
Gliding across an oasis of sky

Closer (1994), dir. Mark Romanek

Sabotage (1994), dir. Spike Jonze
Like every home movie action film I made as a kid, right down to spliced-in explosions

The Lion King (1994), prod. Don Hahn
Gorgeously animated, thematically compelling, and oddly monarchist

Black Hole Sun (1994), dir. Howard Greenhalgh
Mere minutes before the anti-rapture

Black Is...Black Ain't (1994), dir. Marlon Riggs, Christiane Badgley
Not going quietly into the night

Buddy Holly (1994), dir. Spike Jonze
Kitschy nostalgia for kitschy nostalgia

Stille Nacht IV: Can't Go Wrong Without You (1994), dir. Stephen & Timothy Quay
Death's head at the door

Stargate (1994), dir. Roland Emmerich
Ra parks his spaceship for the afternoon

Rocko's Modern Christmas (1994), dir. Mr. Lawrence, Joe Murray
Wallaby looking for Christmas cheer

Brooklyn Zoo (1995), dir. Diane Martell
So says ODB

Army of Me (1995), dir. Michel Gondry
Say hello to the dentist

Waterfalls (1995), dir. F. Gary Gray
The other Waterworld of 1995

Scream (1995), dir. Mark Romanek
A message from his little sister

Gangsta's Paradise (1995), dir. Antoine Fuqua
How often do stars of movie appear in accompanying video? It helps make this one.

On Your Mark (1995), dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Reminds me of dreams I've had where city & country exist back-to-back

The Universal (1995), dir. Jonathan Glazer
Britpop channels Kubrick

The Beatles Anthology (1995), dir. Kevin Godley, Bob Smeaton, Geoff Wonfor
"The people in the cheaper seats, clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry..."

Free as a Bird (1995), dir. Joe Pytka
Her grave so lonely that even Paul forgot where he'd gotten the idea

Carl Th. Dreyer - My Metier (1995), dir. Torben Skjodt Jensen
The daughter of Joan of Arc

Ah, L'Amour (1995), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Don Hertzfeldt's presentation of courtship rituals

High and Dry (1996), dir. Paul Cunningham
Radiohead definitely dig burning cars

1979 (1996), dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Nostalgia for the time they thought they couldn't wait to leave

Drop (1996), dir. Spike Jonze
.sdrawkcab dedrocer saw oediv cisum eritne sihT

Killing Me Softly (1996), dir. Aswad Ayinde
A future multitasker

Tha Crossroads (1996), dir. Michael Martin
The old soldier fades away

Genre (1996), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Entertaining under duress

Virtual Insanity (1997), dir. Jonathan Glazer
The grotesque leaks into the chic

The House of Yes (1997), dir. Mark Waters
Stormy night with a family that doesn't use the past tense

Kowalski (1997), dir. Steve Hanft
Preparing to pierce the vanishing point

The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) (1997), dir. Hype Williams
Blink and you'll miss the glasses pulsating (or Puff Daddy, for that matter)

Karma Police (1997), dir. Jonathan Glazer
Game, set, but not yet match

Affliction (1997), dir. Paul Schrader
A toast to the damned

Lily and Jim (1997), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
They make an art of awkward chitchat

Chile, Obstinate Memory (1997), dir. Patricio Guzman
Heartbreaking tribute to a dream destroyed

In Search of History: The Knights Templar (1997), prod. FilmRoos Inc. for A&E Network
The mysterious order whose destruction forever cursed Friday the 13th

Arguing the World (1998), dir. Joseph Dorman
Leaping from the immigrant experience into the socialist future

SubZero (1998), prod. Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan, Randy Rogel, Boyd Kirkland
Not as compelling as Mask of the Phantasm (Batman himself is barely a character here)

This is Hardcore (1998), dir. Doug Nichol
The demons urge her take a bite

Do the Evolution (1998), dir. Todd McFarlane
Son, someday all this will be yours...if we aren't all dead yet, of course

Lick the Star (1998), dir. Sofia Coppola
The auteur emerges fully-formed, smirking at her haters

 Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998), dir. Martin Arnold
Only unique shot identifiable by screen-cap. The experiment is folded/hidden in the original.

Billy's Balloon (1998), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
This can't end well.

Baby One More Time (1998), dir. Nigel Dick
The roller coaster career started with a schoolgirl's daydream

Histoire(s) du cinema (1988 - 1998), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
The man who walked through paradise in dreams and woke up with a flower in his hand

Praise You (1998), dir. Spike Jonze
Great things have small beginnings

My Name Is (1999), dir. Phillip Atwell
The beginning, actually

Freak on a Leash (1999), dir. Todd McFarlane
Graphic novel meets its graphic demise

Emporte-Moi (1999), dir. Lea Pool
We see the world through Hanna's new 8mm camera, all wobbly framing and oversaturated colors

Cruel Intentions (1999), dir. Roger Kumble
Cultures crumble, societies fall, but some things never change

All is Full of Love (1999), dir. Chris Cunningham
Programmed for pleasure and therefore pain

Coffee & TV (1999), dir. Hammer & Tongs
Who knew Kick the Can was a blood sport?

Parsifal: The Search for the Grail (1999), dir. Tony Palmer
Wagner enters the Grail Castle

Let Forever Be (1999), dir. Michel Gondry
Dames dance into the digital age

The James Bond Story (1999), dir. Chris Hunt
007 may be invincible, but his stuntman isn't so lucky

Learn to Fly (1999), dir. Jesse Peretz
The Tenacious Dopes get nabbed

Untitled (How Does It Feel) (2000), dir. Paul Hunter
Interesting use of offscreen space

De l'origine du XXIe siecle (2000), dir. Jean-Luc Godard
"The Garden of Eden is the garden of earthly delights"

The Real Slim Shady (2000), dir. Phillip Atwell, Dr. Dre
"And Dr. Dre said...nothing you idiots, Dr. Dre's dead, he's locked in my basement!"

La Commune (2000), dir. Peter Watkins
Live from the barricades, Paris 1871

Californication (2000), dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
The design concept of this video is so cool

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), dir. Bela Tarr
The corpse of transcendence

Rejected (2000), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Marie Antoinette's new bonnet?

King Arthur - The Search for the Holy Grail (2000), dir. Jens-Peter Behrend
The hidden chamber which Parsifal sought in his quest?

Peter Pan & J.M. Barrie: The Boys Who Wouldn't Grow Up (2000), prod. ArtsMagic
My own earliest memory is my father taking me to a bookstore for an edition of this story

The Accountant (2001), dir. Ray McKinnon
An anachronism and proud of it

Cat Soup (2001), dir. Tatsuo Sato
Water from elephants

Lovesong (2001), dir. Stan Brakhage
Love the texture in this shot

Get Ur Freak On (2001), dir. Dave Meyers
Can't keep your eyes on the road when you're jammin'

Weapon of Choice (2001), dir. Spike Jonze
Who knew?

Ambush (2001), dir. John Frankenheimer
What happens when you cut off certain vehicles

Chosen (2001), dir. Ang Lee
Unusual cargo, from the Far East

 Mulholland Dr. (2001), dir. David Lynch
¿Donde estás?

The Follow (2001), dir. Wong Kar Wai
"Don't get too close...never meet their eyes"

Copy Shop (2001), dir. Virgil Widrith
Hiding on top of the world

Father and Daughter (2001), dir. Michael Dudok de Wit
Watching the sea from the spot where he left her behind

Star (2001), dir. Guy Ritchie
Not exactly a love letter to his wife

You Rock My World (short version - 2001), dir. Paul Hunter
Making his last appearance for a fellow late legend

The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins (2001), dir. Geoff Bowie
The commune infiltrates the corporation

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), dir. Wes Anderson
Not an asshole, just a sonofabitch

Sounds from a Town I Love (2001), dir. Woody Allen
"Then he did Donald Trump's hair too...yeah, but then they caught him & put him back in jail"

Mad World (2001), dir. Michel Gondry
Seems like Gondry always has the bird's eye view

Band of Brothers (2001), dir. David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, Tony To
A Christmas illuminated by machine gun fire

Star Guitar (2002), dir. Michel Gondry
Sensorially evocative, mathematically precise - Gondry in a nutshell

Darkened Room (2002), dir. David Lynch
I don't know what it is or how he does it, but it's always so incredibly effective

Ticker (2002), dir. Joe Carnahan
Running like Roger Thornhill, firing back like General Patton

Hurt (2002), dir. Mark Romanek
"You are someone else/I am still here"

A Decade Under the Influence (2003), dir. Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
New Hollywood nostalgia, too sprawling at times but with some interesting tangents

Now (2003), dir. Simon Staho
We are being watched

Voices of a Distant Star (2003), dir. Makoto Shinkai
Calling across time and space

Wasp (2003), dir. Andrea Arnold
The flimsy prize still entices

7:35 in the Morning (2003), dir. Nacho Vigalondo
Choreography under duress

The Hardest Button to Button (2003), dir. Michel Gondry
They are traveling light

Tetra Vaal (2004), dir. Neill Blomkamp

Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004), dir. Robert Stone
"Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people!"

Two Cars, One Night (2004), dir. Taika Waititi
Road rage from a parked car, with a smile

Toxic (2004), dir. Joseph Kahn
Playing Poison Ivy

Bergman Island (2004), dir. Marie Nyrerod
Recalling the times good and bad as his life draws to a close

Ryan (2004), dir. Chris Landreth
This is what creative block looks like

Submission (2004), dir. Theo van Gogh
Someone to watch over her

Heimat 3 (2004), dir. Edgar Reitz
Comfort in the hour of desolation

Finding Kate (2004), dir. Katherine Brooks
Daydreaming on the chilly seashore

The Meaning of Life (2005), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
Baby Moby Dick absorbed by the heavens

9 (2005), dir. Shane Acker
A nod to Street of Crocodiles?

The Secret of the Holy Grail (2005), dir. Susanne Aernecke
Low-key, low-fi Grail doc with terrible Netflix reviews, but I quite enjoyed it

Empire Falls (2005), dir. Fred Schepisi
What we've got here is failure to communicate

Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker (2005), dir. Raymond Gale
6 degrees of Little Richard connects him to every rock 'n' roller since

Revisiting Brideshead (2005), prod. Free At Last TV
Celebrating with silly string

Lazy Sunday (2005), dir. Lonely Island
"You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're droppin' Hamiltons"

Munich (2005), dir. Steven Spielberg
Killing for the land of milk and honey

History's Mysteries: The Knights of Camelot (2006), dir. Damian Weyand
Returning Excalibur to its watery home

I Write Sins Not Tragedies (2006), dir. Shane Drake
These wedding guests were using Brand X. But now, with Smilex...

La Morte Rouge (2006), dir. Victor Erice
The malevolent master of disguise, lurking in the light

Evolution of Dance (2006), uploaded judsonlaipply
Not so sure about the "evolution" part...

Shoes (2006), created Liam Kyle Sullivan (director unknown)
Imelda Marcos meets Based God

Diet Coke + Mentos (2006), uploaded zorro103
With their white coats and graceful movements, they look like Zen masters

Where the hell is Matt? 2006 (2006), uploaded mattharding2718
Dancing in the clouds

Here It Goes Again (2006), dir. Trish Sei & OK Go
Shades of Groucho & Harpo

Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years. (2006), dir. Noah Kalina
Fascinating not only for what it shows, but for what it leaves us wondering

Peter and the Wolf (2006), dir. Suzie Templeton
A new view of an old legend

Guinness World Record for most T-Shirts worn at one time. (2006), uploaded 3ToeOne
Not even a quarter of the way there yet

Lifted (2006), dir. Gary Rydstrom
The Steamboat Bill, Jr. gag goes extraterrestrial in a flying saucer's crater

baby laughing (2006), uploaded kaihong
1st YT comment: "who is still watching this in 2013" Me, apparently

Sneezing Baby Panda (2006), prod. LJM Productions
They look & move like Muppets - amazing it's real

Bank of America's "One" (2006), uploaded tehsuckdotnet
Written like it's supposed to be funny, but performed and received in earnest

Christmas in Yellowstone (2006), dir. Shane Moore
The fox says...Merry Christmas

You Know I'm No Good (2006), dir. Phil Griffin
Deeply passionate, easily bored

And We All Shine On (2006), dir. Michael Robinson
A lonely video game landscape, haunted by shadowy memories of a civilization which created it

Linus Sings The Police (2007), uploaded chalkdrinker
The timing in this clip is pretty well-executed

Black Button (2007), dir. Lucas Crandles
Could have been more disturbing without the twist, actually

Boat (2007), dir. David Lynch
"We're gonna try to go fast enough to go into the night!" The home movie as surreal dream trip

Zodiac (2007), dir. David Fincher
So close, and yet so far away

Vote Different (2007), uploaded ParkRidge47
Orwell, Apple, Obama: the meme continues...

Inseperable (2007), dir. Nick White
As with many shorts, I wish there was more time to explore the ramifications of the hook

Otters holding hands (2007), uploaded cynthiaholmes
It's the drifting away & then re-clasping that makes it

Chocolate Rain (2007), uploaded TayZonday
YouTube esoterica at its most astoundingly bizarre (yet catchy)

Charlie bit my finger - again! (2007), uploaded HDCYT
Cain & Abel meet the Rugrats

The Ark (2007), dir. Grzezorj Jonkajtys
Another boat ride into the inner and outer darkness

Daft Hands - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2007), uploaded FrEckleStudios
Brilliant and kind of insane

Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat! - THE ORIGINAL! (2007), uploaded chuckieart
There really doesn't seem to be much to say about this one. It is what it is.

Crush on Obama (2007), uploaded BarelyPolitical
With her in his corner, how could he lose?

Spider (2007), dir. Nash Edgerton
Fake spiders can be just as dangerous as real ones

Dramatic Chipmunk (2007), uploaded cregets
5 seconds of infamy

Skateboarding Dog (2007), uploaded rnickeymouse
One of the many strange sights on Venice Boulevard

"Thriller" in Philippine prison (2007), uploaded byronfgarcia
Jailhouse Pop

Dennis (2007), dir. Mads Matthieson
Gimmick (big man with little ego) earns pathos as it goes

Hotel Chevalier (2007), dir. Wes Anderson
L'Amour Mélancolique

Leave Britney Alone (2007), uploaded itschriscrocker
Probably more famous than the Spears performance that inspired it

University of Florida student Tasered at Kerry forum (2007), shot by Kyle Mitchell
Initially "serious news", then "funny meme"; see: Marx, tragedy, farce, etc

The Last Lecture (2007), pres. Randy Pausch
Autobiography as motivational speech

Bert & Ernie Casino Style (2007), original uploader unknown
My favorite moment is this nonchalant ending

Becoming John Ford (2007), dir. Nick Redman
The bedridden auteur counts his blessings

Eurydice...She, So Beloved (2007), dir. Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay
Enveloped in death's comforting embrace

The Key to Reserva (2007), dir. Martin Scorsese
Has the MacGuffin becomes the sine qua non?

Yes We Can (2008), prod. will.i.am
Most idealistic U.S. electoral politics had been, or will be, for some time

"Hey Jude" kid (2008), uploaded kladblog
He nails the Beatle mannerisms, like leaning into the mic & bowing at the end

Nightlife (2008), dir. Tim Sanderson
Everyone knows sunlight kills vampires. What this experiment presupposes is...maybe it doesn't?

TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR FOR 41 HOURS (2008), uploaded NewYorkerDotCom
Fascinating and terrifying, loneliness of video never more acute

Going On (2008), dir. Wendy Morgan
Through the doorway, and what she found there (will have to wait for another day)

Disturbia (2008), dir. Anthony Mandler, Rihanna
Prison chic

lonelygirl15 (2006 - 2008), crea. Miles Beckett, Mesh Flinders, Greg & Amanda Goodfried
The YouTube home movie as adventure epic

Kittens Inspired By Kittens (2008), uploaded blakekelly0
Best moment: "I'm her mom!" "No she's not..."

Mama (2008), dir. Andrés Muschietti
An effective exercise in terrifying movement

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (2008), dir. Jake Nava
Just try and put a ring on this

LG15: The Resistance (2008), dir. Yusuf Pirhasan, Ram Paul Silbey
Multifaceted presentation of new media's storytelling strategies

I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009), dir. Richard Shepard
Seventies cinema's lonely man

David After Dentist (2009), uploaded booba1234
He must have visited the same dentist as Lennon & Harrison

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009), dir. Andrew Monument
Good clips, but Freddy Krueger = metaphor for National Debt? Color me skeptical.

The Flowerpot's Lament (2009), uploaded FrEckleStudios
Anticipate cheerful bloodshed, AfterEffects-style

Auto-Tune the News #2: pirates. drugs. gay marriage. (2009), uploaded schmoyoho
Which one is more ridiculous?

A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009), dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Peace and quiet in a village knowing neither

United Breaks Guitars (2009), wri. Dave Carroll (director unknown)
Customer service complaints go country

JK Wedding Entrance Dance (2009), uploaded TheKheinz
I was sufficiently out of touch to not see this til AFTER the "Office" parody

On the Cusp (2009), prod. Issa Clubb
Pushing himself over the edge

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009), dir. Don Hahn
Despite hype surrounding execs, an artist provided the heart behind Disney renaissance

Holy Grail in America (2009), dir. Andy Awes
Quite a lot of leaps of faith required

Baby Dancing to Beyonce (2009), uploaded CGElliot09
Beats the creepy CGI dancing baby from the 90s at least

One Less Lonely Girl (2009), dir. Roman White
The boy wonder in his Ellen Page phase

they are coming (2009), uploaded clippomania
Garbled radio and ominous clouds make for beautifully haunting little clip

Literal version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (2009), dir. David A. Scott (original video, 1983, dir. Russell Mulcahy)
Funny captions, but original video is the real curio: "If..." meets "Village of the Damned"?

Bad Romance (2009), dir. Francis Lawrence
He may need a cigarette too

Nowhere Boy (2009), dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson
Casual tryout for the local skiffle band

Panic Attack! (2009), dir. Fede Alvarez
An unusual roadblock

A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom (2009), prod. Criterion Collection
Jack Nicholson recollects Keith Richards' child disrupting the Cannes screening

Henry Jaglom Finds A Safe Place (2009), prod. Criterion Collection
Explaining how Anais Nin provided free publicity for his movie

BBStory (2009), dir. Greg Carson
"The real story is...we were just one bunch of lucky motherfuckers."

Wisdom Teeth (2010), dir. Don Hertzfeldt

Animal Kingdom (2010), dir. David Michod
A boy's best friend is his mother

Waste Land (2010), dir. Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, Joao Jardim
The materials for art are everywhere

Hitler's angry reaction to the iPad (2010), uploaded sadiesmithereens/originally dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel
Somehow it remains funny - or gets funnier - with each variation

Two in the Wave (2010), dir. Emmanuel Laurent
Apparently tracking shots and morality are no longer so conjoined

Kooky (2010), dir. Jan Sverak
A treehouse is not a home

Runaway (2010), dir. Kanye West
This bird has flown (so I lit the fire)

 Nightfall: 100 Years of Vampire Films (2010), dir. J. Balazs
Tired last night, so went for this 60-min doc. Cheesy execution, cool clips.

Firework (2010), dir. Dave Meyers
Never actually knew what the lyric said till I saw this video

Bert and Ernie Censored - You're $%@& (2011), uploaded Andyblalock
Ernie tells Bert what he really thinks of all his book-learnin'

These Amazing Shadows (2011), dir. Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton
National Registry as a mosiac of cinema's diversity

Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper (2011), uploaded BruBearBaby
Investigated by a scientist on the Discovery Channel (no, really)

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011), dir. Chad Freidrichs
Ugly memories conceal earlier dreams

 Talking Twin Babies (2011), uploaded jayrandall22011
Jean-Pierre Gorin, eat your heart out...

A Separation (2011), dir. Asghar Farhadi
Her last chance to listen to her hidden brother

 Prom Night (2011), dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall
The ultimate, ironic selfie

These Hammers Don't Hurt Us (2011), dir. Michael Robinson
Rabbit ears on a pyramid, picking up signals from the other side of sanity

Ultimate Dog Tease (2011), uploaded klaatu42
Puppy-dog eyes and a dopey voice

The Snowtown Murders (2011), dir. Justin Kurzel
A sickness lingers in the stale air

The Ghost of Love (2011), dir. John Levy
Tendrils of melancholy memory in the evening atmosphere

Battle for Brooklyn (2011), dir. Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
Demolishing the facade of liberty and democracy

eHarmony Video Bio (2011), uploaded hartmanncara
...and Chris Marker, you can eat your heart out too

A Dangerous Method (2011), dir. David Cronenberg
Transference: id to ego

Margaret (theatrical cut) (2011), dir. Kenneth Lonergan
We can't see the big picture but it doesn't matter (she doesn't realize that yet)

The Story of Film (2011), dir. Mark Cousins
I tweeted screen-caps from each episode, highlighting favorite moments from the series

Dilbert 3 (2012), dir. CBoyardee
Guns don't kill people, Dilbert kills people

Simon Killer (2012), dir. Antonio Campos
Dancing with strangers

Room 237 (2012), dir. Rodney Ascher
Staring at the picture until it stares back at you

The Hunger Games (2012), dir. Gary Ross
Massacre of the innocents, PG-13 or not

A Frog Sitting on a Bench Like a Human (2012), uploaded RoltonB
My personal favorite YT clip of all time. An amphibian Buster Keaton.

56 Up (2012), dir. Michael Apted
Walking down memory lane

Killing Them Softly (2012), dir. Andrew Dominik
Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

Barack Obama Sings Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (2012), uploaded baracksdubs
Imagine different eras: FDR cut to Andrews Sisters, Nixon to Joplin, etc...

The Lion King: A Memoir (2012), hosted Don Hahn
Amazing how many cooks there are in the Disney kitchen

Swimmer (2012), dir. Lynne Ramsay
Swimming through the sights & sounds of British cinema

London - The Modern Babylon (2012), dir. Julien Temple
Monitoring the city that won't be controlled

It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012), dir. Don Hertzfeldt
So many fragments of fleeting beauty - why choose only one?

 Argo (2012), dir. Ben Affleck
And the Oscar for Most Facial Hair in a Single Film goes to...

The Master (2012), dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Little sailor of the seas, floating on a park bench in Lynn, Massachusetts, or else in a dream

Frances Ha (2012), dir. Noah Baumbach
"I like things that look like mistakes"

Spring Breakers (2012), dir. Harmony Korine
Double penetration

Silver Linings Playbook (2012), dir. David O. Russell
Dug mellow-funk Philly vibe. Not entirely convinced, but low expectations exceeded.

 Everybody's Shining Today (2012), dir. María Angélica Fernández, Jaime Grijalba
It's hard to sleep when a lyricist's in your bed

 Les Miserables (2012), dir. Tom Hooper
Many awkward bits and tedious passages, but some powerful moments as well

Mankind: The Story of All of Us (2012), dir. Dan Clifton, Hugh Ballantyne
Trimming the topknot of tradition - samurai becomes entrepreneur

Django Unchained (2012), dir. Quentin Tarantino
Frankly my dear, I don't give a fuck...

 The Sun Thief (2013), dir. Jason Giampietro
Oboes and surfboards mock Brooklyn lovers at Rockaway Beach

Remember How We Forgot (2013), perf. Shane Koyczan, Hannah Epperson
Mixes disillusionment with inspiration, with emphasis on latter

Blackfish (2013), dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite
A killer whale who lives up to the name

To This Day (2013), prod. Giant Ant
Love the different animation styles employed throughout

Antonio Campos and the Case of the Conscious Camera (A Mystery) (2013), inter. Zach Wigon
The subject begins directing the interview

The Greatest Youtube Video ... Ever (2013), uploaded cadattack123
Well, somebody had to take the title

Check (2013), dir. Salim Garami
Puts a whole new emphasis on the word "Checkmate"

San Francisco (2013), dir. Jason Bellamy
Video postcard from the city of odd angles

Two American Families (2013), wri. Kathleen Hughes, Bill Moyers
Evening prayer remembered several sad decades later

I Had a Heart Once (2013), dir. Josh Lewis
The man whose soul slid down behind the sofa seat cushion

Local Legends (2013), dir. Matt Farley
Welcome to the Manchester music scene. No, not that Manchester.

The Butler (2013), dir. Lee Daniels
Joining the boss for a drink can be the opposite of relaxing

London Trip, August 7 - 12, 2013 (2013), dir. Melanie Juliano
Exploring the wonders in the dark

Stupid Child (2013), dir. Jaime Grijalba
Ready for my close-up, Mr. Grijalba

The Best Vine Compilation of 2013 (150+) ★ (2013), uploaded VinesArmy
Amidst all the twerking, fat jokes, & pet reactions, nonchalant soda-mixing kid is my favorite

Memoires (2014), dir. Bruno Noaro
"Now I'm going to close my diary, with tons of feeling...I will just follow the natural flow of life."

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