2020 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Cemetery of Splendour, What Time Is It There?, There Will Be Blood, Nothing But a Man, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Shorts: “Asparagus,” “Joy Street,” “Pinball,” “What Did Jack Do?,” “El Doctor,” “Visitations,” “Jefferson Circus Songs”

  1. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz) [January]
  2. Drug War (2012, Johnnie To) [January]
  3. Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To) [January]
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) [January]
  5. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel) [January]
  6. differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey) [January]
  7. Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid) [January]
  8. Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) [January]
  9. Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To) [January]
  10. A Hidden Life (2019, Terrence Malick) [January]
  11. The Cool World (1963, Shirley Clarke) [January]
  12. The Arbor (2010, Clio Barnard) [January]
  13. Sentimental Education (2013, Júlio Bressane) [January]
  14. Atlantics (2019, Mati Diop) [January]
  15. Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To) [January]
  16. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, J.J. Abrams) [January]
  17. Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasthakul) [January]

2020 Omnibus Log

r001. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras) 01 Jan – 8.9 [up from 8.6]
001. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel$) Monitor, File 01 Jan – 7.4 [parts]
002. Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To) Monitor, File 04 Jan – 6.3
003. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, J.J. Abrams) Regal L.A. Live, DCP 07 Jan – 6.2
004. A Hidden Life (2019, Terrence Malick) The Landmark, DCP 09 Jan – 7.2 [slight]
005. +What Time Is It There (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) UCLA Bridges Theater, 35mm (Date, Friends) 09 Jan – 7.9 [up from 7.5]
006. Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid^) Monitor, Screener 10 Jan – 7.4
007. Atlantics (2019, Mati Diop^) Monitor, Netflix 11 Jan – 6.6 [parts]
008. +Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino) New Beverly, 35mm 11 Jan – 7.5 [up from 7.3]
t001. The Pilot (1994, Friends) Norris Cinema Theatre, DVD (TA Lecture) 13 Jan
t002. The One With the East German Laundry Detergent (1994, Friends) Norris Cinema Theatre, DVD (TA Lecture) 13 Jan
t003. The One Where Ross Finds Out (1995, Friends) Norris Cinema Theatre, DVD (TA Lecture) 13 Jan
009. Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Monitor, File 14 Jan – 5.8
010. +Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) Norris Cinema Theatre, Blu-ray (TA Lecture) 14 Jan – 7.9 [intermittent; down from ~8.1]
011. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz) Monitor, File 15 Jan – 8.9
012. +Feast of the Epiphany (2018, Michael Koresky & Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman) Lumiere Music Hall, DCP (Friends, Directors Q&A) 15 Jan – 6.4 [same]
s001. +Something Between Us (2015, Jodie Mack) Monitor, Vimeo 17 Jan – 7.1 [up from 6.6]
013. Sentimental Education (2013, Júlio Bressane^) Monitor, MUBI 17 Jan – 6.7
014. Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To) Monitor, File 18 Jan – 8.0
015. The Arbor (2010, Clio Barnard^) Monitor, Criterion Channel 18 Jan – 7.0
016. The Cool World (1963, Shirley Clarke) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friend) 18 Jan – 7.1
017. +Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friend, Screenwriter Q&A) 18 Jan – 7.6 [up from 7.1]
018. Drug War (2012, Johnnie To) Monitor, File 19 Jan – 8.1
019. +Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) Egyptian Theatre, 35mm IB Technicolor 19 Jan – 8.9 [same]
s002. What Did Jack Do? (2017, David Lynch) Monitor, Netflix 20 Jan – 6.6
020. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) Laptop, Amazon 20 Jan – 7.5 [drunk]
s003. Jefferson Circus Songs (1973, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, DCP 20 Jan – 6.2
s004. Asparagus (1979, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, 35mm 20 Jan – 7.5
s005. Clay Woman Smoking (1975, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, DCP 20 Jan – 5.6
s006. Joy Street (1995, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, 35mm 20 Jan – 7.0
s007. Visitations (2011, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, DCP 20 Jan – 6.4
s008. El Doctor (2006, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, 35mm 20 Jan – 6.5
s009. Pinball (2013, Suzan Pitt) REDCAT, DCP 20 Jan – 6.7
p001. ®Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) Monitor, File 21 Jan
t004. Betty, Girl Engineer (1956, Father Knows Best) USC Screening Room, Amazon (Lecture) 21 Jan
021. +There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson) USC Norris Cinema Theatre, Blu-ray (TA Lecture) 21 Jan – 7.6 [up from 7.4]
022. +Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Monitor, Blu-ray 22 Jan – 8.7 [up from 7.4]
023. differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey^) Monitor, File 23 Jan – 7.4 [6, 3, 9, 8, 4, 5, 7, 2, 1]
024. Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) Monitor, File 24 Jan – 7.4
025. Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To) Monitor, Netflix 24 Jan – 7.4

2020 Viewing Log

January
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977, Luis Buñuel) – 7.4
Life Without Principle (2011, Johnnie To) – 6.3
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019, J.J. Abrams) DP – 6.2
A Hidden Life (2019, Terrence Malick) DP – 7.2
+What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) 35mm – 7.9 [up from 7.5]
Synonyms (2019, Nadav Lapid) – 7.4
Atlantics (2019, Mati Diop) – 6.6
+Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino) 35mm – 7.5 [up from 7.3]
Mekong Hotel (2012, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 5.8
+Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola) DP – 7.9 [down from ~8.1]
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010, Raúl Ruiz) – 8.9
+Feast of the Epiphany (2018, Michael Koresky & Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman) DP – 6.4 [same]
+Something Between Us (2015, Jodie Mack)
Sentimental Education (2013, Júlio Bressane) – 6.7
Romancing in Thin Air (2012, Johnnie To) – 8.0
The Arbor (2010, Clio Barnard) – 7.0
The Cool World (1963, Shirley Clarke) 35mm – 7.1
+Nothing But a Man (1964, Michael Roemer) 35mm – 7.6 [up from 7.1]
Drug War (2012, Johnnie To) – 8.1
+Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) 35mm – 8.9 [same]
What Did Jack Do? (2017, David Lynch)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) – 7.5
Jefferson Circus Songs (1973, Suzan Pitt) DP
Asparagus (1979, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Clay Woman Smoking (1975, Suzan Pitt) DP
Joy Street (1995, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Visitation (2011, Suzan Pitt) DP
El Doctor (2006, Suzan Pitt) 35mm
Pinball (2013, Suzan Pitt) DP
+There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson) DP – 7.6 [up from 7.4]
+Cemetery of Splendour (2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 8.7 [up from 7.4]
differently, Molussia (2012, Nicolas Rey) – 7.4
Garoto (2015, Júlio Bressane) – 7.4
Blind Detective (2013, Johnnie To) – 7.4
Journey to the West (2014, Tsai Ming-liang) –