These are some films about which I wrote a note in one or another of a couple of blogs - mainly to remind myself what I thought of them at the time - or which I've just seen. There are also excerpts from published articles. (Any notes I might have written on Australasian films are elsewhere.)

30 Minutes or Less (Ruben Fleischer, 2011)

40-Year-Old Virgin, The (Judd Apatow, 2005)

52 Pickup (John Frankenheimer, 1986)

127 Hours (Danny Boyle, 2010)

400 Blows, The (François Truffaut, 1959) aka Les quatre cents coups

Age of Innocence, The (Martin Scorsese, 1993)

Aguirre the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972) aka Aguirre der Zorn Gottes

Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)

All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)

Les amants (Louis Malle, 1958)

Les amants du Pont-Neuf (Leos Carax, 1991) aka The Lovers on the Bridge

American, The (Anton Corbijn, 2010)

American Dreamer (Rick Rosenthal, 1984)

Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)

Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012)

Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)

Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012)

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)

Arthur (Jason Winer, 2011)

Artist, The (Michael Hazanavicius, 2011)

L'Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)

Au hasard Balthasar (Robert Bresson, 1966)

Avengers, The (Joss Whedon, 2012)

Atonement (Joe Wright, 2008)

L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980)

Baise-moi (Virginie Despentes, Coralie, 2000)

Band's Visit, The (Eran Kolirin, 2007) aka Bikur Ha-Tizmoret

Banshun (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949) aka Late Spring

Bande à part (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

Barbarian Invasions, The (Denys Arcand, 2003)

Barton Fink (Joel Coen [& Ethan Coen], 1991)

Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The (Tom Madden, 2011)

Beverly Hills Cop 2 (Tony Scott, 1987)

Big Short, The (Adam McKay, 2015)

Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2006)

Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2010)

Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)

Blackmail (Alfred Hitchcock, 1929)

Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966)

Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013)

Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)

Border, The (Tony Richardson, 1982)

Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson, 1996)

Bourne Identity, The (Doug Liman, 2002)

Bourne Supremacy, The (Paul Greengrass, 2004)

Bourne Ultimatum, The (Paul Greengrass, 2007)

Brassed Off (Mark Herman, 1996)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1971)

Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg, 2015)

Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

Brighton Rock (Rowan Joffe, 2010)

Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar, 2009

Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005)

Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2008)

Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)

Buried (Rodrigo Cortes, 2010)

Calvary (John Michael McDonagh, 2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston, 2011)

Captains Courageous (Victor Fleming, 1937)

Cemetery Junction (Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, 1985)

Children of a Lesser God (Randa Haines, 1986)

Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965)

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1967)

Clan of the Cave Bear (Michael Chapman, 1986)

Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)

Closer (Mike Nichols, 2004)

Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer, Wachowskis, 2012)

Colour of Pomegranates, The (Sergei Paradjanov, 1969) aka Sayat-Nova

Cove, The (Louie Psihoyos, 2009)

Cowboys and Aliens (Jon Favreau, 2011)

Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2011)

Crimson Tide (Tony Scott, 1995)

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (David Fincher, 2008)

Cyrus (Jay & Mark Duplass, 2010)

Dangerous Method, A (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Darjeeling Ltd, The (Wes Anderson, 2007)

Dark Knight, The (Christopher Nolan, 2008)

Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Peter Medak, 1972)

Days of Thunder (Tony Scott, 1990)

Days of Wine and Roses (Blake Edwards, 1962)

Days of Youth (Ozu Yasujiro, 1929)

Debt, The (John Madden, 2010)

Decline of the American Empire, The (Denys Arcand, 1986)

Descendants, The (Alexander Payne, 2011)

Il deserto rosso (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964) aka Red Desert

Devil’s Double, The (Lee Tamahori, 2011)

Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears, 2002)

District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, 2009)

Domino (Tony Scott, 2005)

Don't Drink the Water (Woody Allen, 1994)

Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg, 1973)

Doors, The (Oliver Stone, 1991)

Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) aka Der Untergang

Dr Crippen (Robert Lynn, 1963)

Dreamchild (Gavin Millar, 1985)

Duel (Steven Spielberg, 1971)

Eagle, The (Kevin Macdonald, 2011)

L’eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)

Education, An (Lone Scherfig, 2009)

Elgar (Ken Russell, 1962)

Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur, 1998)

Enemy of the State (Tony Scott, 1998)

England My England (Tony Palmer, 1995)

Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The (Werner Herzog, 1974) aka Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle

Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé, 2009)

Entertainer, The (Tony Richardson, 1960)

Entre les murs (Laurent Cantet, 2008)

Everything Must Go (Dan Rush, 2010)

Experiment, Das (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2001)

Exterminating Angel, The (Luis Buñuel, 1962)

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Stephen Daldry, 2011)

Face, The (Ingmar Bergman, 1958; Ansiktet: aka The Magician)

Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968)

Fall, The (Tarsem Singh, 2006)

Fan, The (Tony Scott, 1995)

Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)

Fences (Denzel Washington, 2016)

Fortune Cookie, The (Billy Wilder, 1966)

Four Lions (Christopher Morris, 2010)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)

Friends with Benefits (Will Gluck, 2011)

From Russia with Love (Terence Young, 1963)

Future, The (Miranda July, 2011)

Get Low (Aaron Schneider, 2009)

Ghost Writer, The (Roman Polanski, 2010)

Giulietta degli spiriti (Federico Fellini, 1965) aka Juliet of the Spirits

Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)

Go to Blazes (Michael Truman, 1962)

Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)

Grand Budapest Hotel, The (Wes Anderson, 2014)

Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)

Guard, The (John Michael McDonagh, 2011)

Gummo (Harmony Korine, 1997)

Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson, 2016)

Hail, Caesar! (Coens, 2016)

Happythankyoumoreplease (Josh Radnor, 2010)

Heart of Darkness (Nicolas Roeg, 1993)

Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie, 2016)

Help, The (Tate Taylor, 2011)

Hereafter (Clint Eastwood, 2010)

Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi, 2016)

House of Games (David Mamet, 1987)

Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)

Hospital (Arthur Hiller, 1971)

Hours, The (Stephen Daldry, 2002)

House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman, 2003)

Hud (Martin Ritt, 1963)

Hunger, The (Tony Scott, 1983)

Hunger Games, The (Gary Ross, 2012)

Hurt Locker, The (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)

I Love You Phillip Morris (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2009)

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (Philippe Claudel, 2008) aka I've Loved You So Long

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)

Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjaerg, 1997)

Insomnia (Christopher Nolan, 2002)

Impossible, The (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2012) aka Lo imposible

Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)

Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

Iris (Richard Eyre, 2001)

Jaws 2 (Jeannot Szwarc, 1978)

Key Largo (John Huston, 1948)

King Lear (Michael Elliott, 1983)

Kinsey (Bill Condon, 2004)

Kids Are All Right, The (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)

Killing, The (Stanley Kubrick, 1956)

Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, 2012)

Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott, 2005)

King's Speech, The (Tom Hooper, 2010)

La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016)

Last Boy Scout, The (Tony Scott, 1991)

Last of the Mohicans, The (Michael Mann, 1992)

Last Picture Show, The (Peter Bogdanovich, 1970)

Last Tycoon, The (Elia Kazan, 1976)

Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (Wes Anderson, 2004)

Life in a Day (Kevin MacDonald et al., 2011)

Like Minds (Gregory J. Read, 2006)

Limelight (Charles Chaplin, 1952)

Lisztomania (Ken Russell, 1975)

Little Shop of Horrors (Roger Corman, 1960)

Live Free or Die Hard (Len Wiseman, 2007)

Looking for Mr Goodbar (Richard Brooks, 1977)

Looper (Rian Johnson, 2012)

Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1948)

Lovely Bones, The (Peter Jackson, 2009)

Madness of King George. The (Nicholas Hytner, 1994)

Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

Magician, The (Ingmar Bergman, 1958) see: The Face (Ansiktet)

Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)

Mamma Mia! (Phyllida Lloyd, 2008)

Man on Fire (Tony Scott , 2004)

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)

Master, The (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

Martian, The (Ridley Scott, 2015)

Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)

Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

Men Who Stare at Goats, The (Grant Heslov, 2009)

Merchant of Venice, The (John Sichel, 1973)

Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen, 2011)

Mister Johnson (Bruce Beresford, 1990)

Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)

Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)

My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar Wai, 2007)

My Week with Marilyn (Simon Curtis, 2011)

Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003)

Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek, 2010)

Never on Sunday (Jules Dassin, 1960)

Never Say Never (John M. Chu, 2011)

Nine (Rob Marshall, 2009)

Notes on a Scandal (Richard Eyre, 2006)

La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961)

Notting Hill (Roger Mitchell, 1999)

Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)

Other Boleyn Girl, The (Justin Chadwick, 2008)

Parapluies de Cherbourg, Les (Jacques Demy, 1964)

Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)

Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (Perry Ogden, 2005)

Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966

La pianiste (Michael Haneke, 2001)

Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972)

Play It Again Sam (Woody Allen, 1972)

Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion, 1997)

Potiche (François Ozon, 2010)

Precious (Lee Daniels, 2009)

Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The (Billy Wilder, 1970)

Producers, The (Mel Brooks, 1967)

Producers, The (Susan Stroman, 2005)

Public Enemies (Michael Mann, 2009)

Quiz Show (Robert Redford, 1994)

Rabbit Hole (John Mitchell, 2010)

Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

Raven, The (Roger Corman, 1963)

La règle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939)

Richard III (Laurence Olivier, 1955)

Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (Jose Quintero, 1961)

Room (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)

Royal Tenenbaums, The (Wes Anderson, 2001)

Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)

Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard, 2012)

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1975)

Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)

Serbian Film, A (Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010)

Serpico (Sidney Lumet, 1973)

Seven Year Itch, The (Billy Wilder, 1955)

Seventh Seal, The (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) aka Det sjunde inseglet

Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie, 2009)

Shoah (Claude Lantzmann, 1985)

Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006)

Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)

Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012)

Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)

Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)

Social Network, The (David Fincher, 2016)

Soft Skin (François Truffaut, 1964) aka La peau douce

Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)

Soloist, The (Joe Wright, 2009)

Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)

Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)

Spy Game (Tony Scott, 2001)

State of Play (Kevin Macdonald, 2009)

Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, 2015)

Still Alice (Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, 2014)

Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010)

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau, 1927)

Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)

Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

Taking of Pelham 123, The (Tony Scott, 2009)

‘Tamara Drewe’ (Stephen Frears, 2010)

Targets (Peter Bogdanovich, 1968)

Ted (Seth MacFarlane, 2012)

Tender Mercies (Bruce Beresford, 1983)

That Certain Something (Clarence G. Badger, 1941)

That Evening Sun (Scott Teems, 2009)

Thin Blue Line, The (Errol Morris, 1988)

Thirteen Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010)

This Is It (Kenny Ortega, 2009)

Thunderball (Terence Young, 1965)

THX 1138 4EB (George Lucas, 1967)

To Die For (Gus Van Sant, 1995)

To Rome with Love (Woody Allen, 2012)

Tokyo Story (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)

Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)

Town, The (Ben Affleck, 2010)

Tristana (Luis Buñuel, 1970)

Trucker (James Mottern, 2008)

True Romance (Tony Scott, 1991)

Truman Show, The (Peter Weir, 1998)

Umberto D. (Vittoria de Sica, 1954)

Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)

Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011)

Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2010)

Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen, 2008)

Victoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears, 2017)

Virgin Spring, The (Ingmar Bergman, 1960) aka Jungfrukällan

Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)

Visite au Louvre (Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 2004)

War Machine (David Michôd, 2017)

What’s Up Tigerlily? (Woody Allen, 1966)

Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze, 2009)

White Ribbon, The (Michael Haneke, 2010)

White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)

Wild Child, The (François Truffaut, 1970) aka L'enfant sauvage

Winter's Bone (Debra Granik, 2010)

Woman under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)

You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (Woody Allen, 2010)

Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970)

Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)


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