Grades for Movies 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

A+ Pantheon

A Masterpieces

A- Great

The Prestige (Nolan)

Gabrielle (Chereau)

United 93 (Greengrass)

A-/B+ Near Great

The Sun (Sokurov)

Climates (Ceylan)

Half Nelson (Fleck)

(Dardenne & Dardenne)

B+ Must See

The Departed (Scorsese)


Flags of Our Fathers (Eastwood)

Old Joy (Reichardt)

Volver (Almodovar)

Inside Man (Lee)

A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)

Letters from Iwo Jima (Eastwood)

B+/B Strongly Recommended

Children of Men (Cuaron)

Deja Vu (Scott)

The Good German (Soderbergh)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Charles)

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

Mutual Appreciation (Bujalski)

Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Marie Antoinette (Coppola)

A Prairie Home Companion (Altman)

In Between Days

Three Times

B Recommended

Casino Royale (Campbell)


Down in the Valley (Jacobson)

Duck Season (Eimbcke)

An Incovenient Truth

The Intruder (Denis)

(von Trier)

The Queen (Frears)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Winterbottom)

X-Men: The Last Stand (Ratner)

B/B- Recommended with minor reservations

Brick (Johnson)

Cars (Lasseter)

The Proposition (Hillcoat)

B- Recommended with major reservations

4 (Khrzhanovsky)

The Black Dahlia (De Palma)

The Break-Up (Reed)

Bubble (Soderbergh)

Pan's Labyrinth (Del Toro)

Quinceanera (Glatzer and Westmoreland)

Snakes on a Plane (Ellis)

Thank You for Smoking (Reitman)

Wassup Rockers (Clark)

C+ Not Recommended but with redeeming values

The Devil Wears Prada (Frankel)

Inland Empire

Miami Vice (Mann) [unrated DVD cut]

Word Play (Creadon)

C Poor

Art School Confidential (Zwigoff)

The Science of Sleep (Gondry)

C- Crap

Little Children (Field)

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park)

D+ Utter crap

D Foul, disgusting crap

F Burn the negative

Movies Still Playing Which I am Hoping to See

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Notes on a Scandal
The Painted Veil
Curse of the Golden Flower
Little Miss Sunshine
The Fountain
Happy Feet
Sleeping Dogs Lie
Iraq in Fragments
Fast Food Nation
Death of a President

DVD Catchup

Jackass Number Two
La Moustache
Darwin's Nightmare
Battle in Heaven
Gilles' Wife
The Bridesmaid

The Notorious Betty Page
Superman Returns
I am a Sex Addict
Drawing Restraint #9
The Road to Guantanamo
V for Vendetta
Kekexii: Mountain Patrol