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Films Reviewed

Following is a list of the film reviews that have been posted on the home page, in alphabetical order by year and with direct links to the reviews. The blog posts can also be searched by title, language, or category.

*** = Highly Recommended.
2015

The 33 (Chile/Spanish/English)
Wolf Totem (Chinese) ***

2014
The Grand Budapest Hotel (American) ***
Whiplash (American) ***

2013

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Swedish)
The Butler (American)
Fruitvale Station (American) ***
How I Live Now (British)
Ida (Polish)
Life’s A Breeze (Irish)
Nebraska (American) ***
Oblivion (American)
Saving Mr. Banks (American) ***

2012
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Flemish) ***
Defiant Requiem (American) ***
Kon Tiki (Norwegian) ***
Midnight’s Children (British/Hindi)
Much Ado About Nothing (American) ***
A Royal Affair (Danish) ***
Safety Not Guaranteed (American)
Searching for Sugar Man (Swedish/English) ***
Silver Linings Playbook (American)
Wajdja (Saudi Arabian) ***

2011
The Adjustment Bureau (American) ***
Bernie (American)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (British)
Café de flore (French) ***
Declaration of War (La guerre est déclarée) (French) ***
Fambul Tok (Family Talk) (African) ***
Delicacy La délicatesse (French)
The Descendants (American)
Elena (Russian)
The Fairy (La Fée) (French/Belgian)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Japanese) ***
Le Havre (French) ***
Michael (Austrian/German)
The Princess of Montpensier (La princesse de Montpensier) (French)
A Separation (Iranian) ***
The Sound of the Spirit (American)

2010
Amador (Spanish)
Animal Kingdom (Australian) ***
Another Year (British)
Biutiful (Spanish)
The Ghost Writer (British/French/German)
How to Train Your Dragon (American/Animated)
The Human Resources Manager (Israeli)
Mozart’s Sister (Nannerl, le soeur de Mozart), (French)
Mysteries of Lisbon (Portuguese/French)
Poetry (South Korean) ***
The Robber (German/Austrian)
Romantics Anonymous Les émotifs anonymes (French)
A Somewhat Gentle Man (Norwegian)
Sound of Noise (Swedish)
The Tree (Australian/French/English)
When We Leave (German/Turkish) ***
Winter’s Bone (American)
Young Goethe In Love (German)

2009
Alamar (Mexican) ***
Altiplano (Peruvian/Spanish/Belgian/French) ***
Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos) (Spanish)
Cell 211 (Spanish) ***
Children of Invention (American) ***
District 9 (South African/Australian)
Korkoro (French) ***
The Last Station (British) ***
Last Train Home (Chinese) ***
Letters to Father Jacob (Finnish)
Love Til Death (Mexican/Spanish) ***
The Maid (La Nana) (Chilean/Spanish)
Me Too (Spanish) ***
The Men Who Stare at Goats (American)
The Messenger (American) ***
Ondine (Irish)
A Prophet (Un prophéte) (French)
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (Argentinian) ***
White Material (French)
Vincere (“Win”) (Italian)
Wild Grass (French)
The Wind Journeys (South American/Spanish) ***

2008
The Bank Job (British)
Cherry Blossoms (German) ***
The Class (French)
The Country Teacher (Czech Republic)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (American)
Departures (Japanese) ***
Disgrace (Australian/South African)
Everlasting Moments (Swedish) ***
Fear Me Not (Danish)
Frozen River (American)
Gran Torino (American)
The Grocer’s Son (French)
Home (Swiss/French) ***
Il Divo (Italian)
In Bruges (British/Irish) ***
I’ve Loved You So Long (French) ***
Jerichow (German)
Kabei: Our Mother (Japanese) ***
Last Chance Harvey (American/British)
Lorna’s Silence Le silence de Lorna (Belgian/French)
Man On Wire (British/French)
Milk (American)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (American)
Moscow, Belgium (Belgian)
Nora’s Will (Mexican/Spanish)
North Face (German)
The Reader (British)
Reprise (Norwegian)
Séraphine (French) ***
The Sicilian Girl (Italian) ***
Sita Sings the Blues (American/Indian)
Slumdog Millionaire (Indian)
Somers Town (British)
Summer Hours (L’heure d’été) (French)

Terribly Happy (Danish)
Three Monkeys (Turkish)
Tokyo Sonata (Japanese)
Tulpan (Kazakh/Russian) ***
The Visitor (American)
White Night Wedding (Icelandic)
The Window (Argentinian/Spanish) ***

2007
Alexandra (Russian)
The Band’s Visit (Egyptian/Israeli)
Ben X (Flemish)
Blind Mountain (Chinese)
The Boss of It All (Danish) ***
The Bothersome Man (Norwegian)
Brick Lane (Indian/Bangladeshi/British)

Days and Clouds (Italian)
Death at a Funeral (British)
The Edge of Heaven (German/Turkish) ***
Into the Wild (American) ***
La France (French)
La Vie en Rose (French)
The Lookout (American)
Love in the Time of Cholera (American)
Munyurangabo (Rwandan)
No Country for Old Men (American)
Noise (Australian)
Once (Irish)
Owl and the Sparrow (Vietnamese) 2007
Paranoid Park (American)
Persepolis (French/Animation) ***
Ratatouille (American)
Silent Light (German)
Strangers (English/French/Hebrew/Arabic)
Under the Bombs (Lebanese)
The Witnesses (French)

2006
After the Wedding (Danish)
Day Night Day Night (American)
Half Nelson (American)
I Do (Prête-moi ta main) (French)
In Between Days (South Korean)
Lady Chatterley (French)
Letters from Iwo Jima (Japanese)
The Lives of Others (German)
Munich (American/Israeli)
Notes on a Scandal (British)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish) ***
Paris, je t’aime (French)
Ryna (Romanian)
Still Life (Chinese) ***
Venus (British)
The Wedding Director (Italian)
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Irish)

2005
Adam’s Apples (Danish)
As It Is In Heaven (Swedish)
Broken Flowers (American)
The Child (L’enfant) (French)
Close to Home (Israeli)
The Constant Gardener (British/Kenyan)
The House of Sand (Brazilian) ***
La Moustache (French)
The Porcelain Doll (Hungarian)
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Japanese/Chinese)
Sophie Scholl (German) ***
The Violin (Mexican/Spanish) ***
The Way I Spent the End of the World (Romanian)

2004
Agata and the Storm (Italian)
Bride and Prejudice (Indian/English)
The Chorus (Les choristes) French) ***
Crónicas (Chronicles) (South American/Spanish/English)
Harvest Time (Russian)
Head-On (German/Turkish)
The Keys to the House (Italian)
The Motorcycle Diaries (South American)
The Sea Inside (Spanish) ***
The Triplets of Belleville (French/Animation)

2003
The Barbarian Invasions (Les invasions barbares) (French-Canadian)
The Inheritance (Danish)
Nói the Albino (Icelandic)
Off the Map (American)
Raja (French/Arabic/Moroccan)
State of Play (British-BBC mini-series)
The Station Agent (American) ***
Strayed (French)
A Touch of Spice (Greek/Turkish)
Vodka Lemon (Armenian/Russian/Kurdish)

2002
About A Boy
City of God (Brazilian/Portuguese) ***
The City of No Limits (Spanish)
Distant (Turkish)
Respiro (Italian)

2001
Daughter of Keltoum (Arabic)
God Is Great And I’m Not (French)
Monsoon Wedding (Indian)
Mostly Martha (German)

2000
The Farewell (German)
The State I Am In (German) ***
A Time for Drunken Horses (Iranian/Kurdish) ***

1990s
The Accompanist (L’accompagnatrice) (French) 1992
Backbeat (British) 1994
The Big Lebowski (American) 1998
Burnt by the Sun (Russian) 1994
Das Boot (German) 1997/1981 ***
The Horseman on the Roof (French) 1995
Il Postino (The Postman) (Italian) 1994
Nell (American) 1994
The Other Side of Sunday (Norwegian) 1996
The Outskirts (Russian) 1998
The Secret of Roan Inish (Irish) 1995
Under the Sun (Swedish) 1998 ***
The Usual Suspects (American) 1995 ***

1980s
Ariel (Finnish) 1988
Ran (Japanese) 1985
Solo Sunny (German) ***

1970s
The American Friend (German) 1977
Autumn Sonata (Swedish) 1978 ***
Days of Heaven (American) 1978 ***
Electra, My Love (Hungarian) 1974
Profumo (Scent of a Woman) (Italian) 1974
Sholay (Indian) 1975
Tristana (Spanish) 1970

1960s
High and Low (Japanese) 1963

1950s
Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l’échafaud) (French) 1957 ***
The Idiot (Japanese) 1951
The Night of the Hunter (American) 1955 ***
Tokyo Story (Japanese) 1953

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Comments»

1. Kandy - 07/11/2010

Hi Dottie,
I just finished ‘Noise’ and found it very thought provoking. Thanks for including it in filmstoconsider. I’m looking forward to watching more movies from your list.
Great blog!
Kandy

filmstoconsider - 07/11/2010

Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I sure did.

2. Kandy - 07/28/2010

Hi Dottie,
Your review of ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’ was right on target. I wish I had read your blog before seeing the movie as I didn’t realize it was in subtitles!


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