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    Monday, March 16th, 2015
    4:41 pm
    uberlisting, February 2015
    Cheating a bit, playing a bit loose with the format, but what the hell. Five more things off the list, described in more detail than usual.

    There"re details behind the cut, per uzh...Collapse )
    Friday, March 6th, 2015
    5:53 pm
    January uberlisting
    Starting softly, with five items off the list.Details beneath the cut!Collapse )
    Sunday, January 11th, 2015
    11:30 pm
    uberlist for 2015
    Haven't done a final tally, but it does appear that I've struck of a decent majority of the things I wanted to accomplish for 2014. Not just a copy & paste of 2014, this year's Uberlist incorporates some of the surprises of last year - I had no idea I'd be putting together screening programs last year, much less for multiple institutions, so 40 & 41 on this list are there to get me to do it again. Even if I only accomplish everything on this list it should make for a robust year.

    Please let me know if you're doing something similar!
    The list behind the cut!Collapse )

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014
    6:27 pm
    uberlisting for October
    This month's items off the list have shown me that I'm having quite a different year than the one I set out to have. Which is a weirdly pleasing sensation, even as I wonder what's next. So: six things struck.

    Details beneath the cut!Collapse )
    Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
    11:20 am
    uberlisting for September
    Five things off the list. Some are cheats, some loom fairly large.

    Details beneath the cut!Collapse )
    Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
    11:06 pm
    uberlisting for August
    Quite a few things (six of 'em, actually, and one in progress) this month, including some things for which the Uberlist was pretty much designed to make happen.

    Items beneath the cut!Collapse )
    Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
    12:19 am
    Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
    12:11 am
    June's uberlisting
    Returned from the East Coast, got some focus back, and went to it. Eight things off the list this time out, and looking back it's been a busy month indeed.
    Specifics under the cut...Collapse )
    Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
    10:57 pm
    May's uberlisting
    A busy month, with six more things off the list, some of which I traveled to.

    The items beneath the cut, as always...Collapse )
    Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
    1:11 am
    April's uberlisting
    Jesus, did I accomplish anything this month? Been sorta flailing at things this month, though the double-whammy of tax time and the SF International Film Fest usually makes for a busy & frenetic April. So only four things off the list. Woo.

    The list & details beneath the cut...Collapse )
    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
    11:46 am
    March Uberlisting
    A mealy five things off the list, and a bunch of them feel like cheats. I flailed around a bit in March, which doesn't please me. I feel like I forgot how to write or read. Anyway, details below.

    Details beneath the cut.Collapse )
    Saturday, March 1st, 2014
    4:11 pm
    February's Uberlisting
    EIGHT things off the Uberlist! And yet I felt like many of them were cheats. Reasons why, and a list of the things, beneath the cut here...Collapse )

    That is where I am - tell me where you are!
    Thursday, February 6th, 2014
    9:26 pm
    January's uberlisting

    Seven things completed, at least one in progress. Not bad for the first month if'n I say so m'self.

    Checked-off things, mainly books and writing, right here!Collapse )


    So that's where I am - tell me where you are!

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
    9:45 pm
    uberlisting for 2014
    And Happy New Year!

    My film round-ups have been a terrible, and not terribly edifying, use of bandwith here, so this year I'm going to change things up. The bulk of my serious writing can still be found at both the workblog and the House of Sparrows (though as noted in my year-end round-up at HoS, my more extensive writing on the former has seriously reduced my time on the latter).

    But here I'm resuming a long-honored semi-tradition from years past. At the Warren Ellis Forum (or maybe mainly on her own splinter forum), Kelly Sue DeConnick posted, in lieu of a series of New Years Resolutions, an Uberlist, a list of things she wanted to accomplish in the coming year. Her formula, as I recall, was 100 things + 1 for every year in the new millennium (101 items for 2001, etc.), but I'm keeping myself to 100 here. Many of these tasks are small and easily digestible, and are really here to serve as minimum points to meet. (For example, nos. 1-12 are simply to ensure that I read regularly enough to average at least a book a month - similarly, 46-57 are there to ensure I keep at least a minimal, regular presence up at the House of Sparrows - many months went by in '13 with but one entry up there, and I was silent thru June.)

    sadblog

    And some of these are about reconnecting with the theatre scene, both local and at large.

    After moving back into my rebuilt apartment at the end of last year I found myself somewhat planless/directionless. The Uberlist is here to basically give me some structure for the coming year, offer a sense of moving forward and accomplishment each month.

    So now instead of a list of the movies I've seen for each month there'l be a monthly update of my progress on this thing.

    Let me know if you're doing this, or something like this, too.

    The list beneath the cut!Collapse )

    Current Mood: determined!
    Sunday, December 8th, 2013
    10:23 pm
    movie round-up, August
    142. ONLY GOD FORGIVES
    143. PACIFIC RIM
    144. SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO
    145. SLEEPER
    146. THE CONJURING
    147. UN FLIC
    148. MAX et les FERAILLEURS
    149. THE ACT OF KILLING
    150. M
    151. THE CANYONS
    152. ANGEL
    153. VICE SQUAD
    154. EVIL DEAD II
    155. TENEBRAE
    156. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY
    157. FRANCES HA
    158. MIDNIGHT COWBOY
    159. PORTRAIT OF JASON
    160. AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS
    161. HEAT
    162. THE WORLD'S END
    163. THE BED-SITTING ROOM
    164. EASY RIDER
    10:19 pm
    movie round-up, July
    124. THE HEAT
    125. VELVET GOLDMINE
    126. WILD IN THE STREETS
    127. I'M SO EXCITED
    128. SUSPIRIA
    129. THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
    130. JASON & THE ARGONAUTS
    131. MYSTERY TRAIN
    132. NIGHT ON EARTH
    133. TOKYO CHORUS
    134. THE OUTLAW & HIS WIFE
    135. THE LAST EDITION
    136. GLORIA
    137. ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
    138. THE HUNT
    139. VIOLA
    140. FRUITVALE STATION
    141. LESSON OF THE EVIL
    10:11 pm
    movie round-up, June
    Perversely behind!

    105. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
    106. POST TENEBRAS LUX
    107. STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS
    108. BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
    109. WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
    110. CRYBABY
    *BEHIND THE CANDELABRA
    111. THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
    112. KNIFE IN THE WATER
    113. BLACKMAIL
    114. DOWNHILL
    115. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    116. KISS ME DEADLY
    117. REPO MAN
    118. THE BLING RING
    119. PARADISE: FAITH
    120. BEFORE MIDNIGHT
    121. NENETTE et BONI
    122. ISLE OF THE DEAD
    123. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

    BEHIND THE CANDELABRA's a tough case - though seen on HBO (projected on a friend's wall), it really is one of the finest movies of the year.

    Some forthright foreign releases hit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this month - POST TENEBRAS LUX continued my lukewarm reception to the work of Carlos Reygadas, though I liked it more than his earlier work that I've seen. The digital devil drifting through a suburban home at night is one of the year's more indelible images. PARADISE: FAITH was the middle of a miserablist triptych from Ulrich Seidl, and though it drew protesters in Los Angeles, I found it cold, uninvolving, overstated, and no incentive to see the other two movies.

    THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES shook me; MUCH ADO brought me a little closer back to the Joss Whedon camp, since I don't think he's ever been so modest as a filmmaker; THE BLING RING found Sofia Coppola refreshingly willing to call bullshit on the troubled rich kids that have been her subject without losing affection for them (and giving us an unforgettable shot of a house on the hills); and BEFORE MIDNIGHT brings us back to Jesse & Celine, finding ways to update the formula of the series even with its protagonists married and (too) familiar.
    Monday, November 11th, 2013
    3:53 pm
    movie round-up, May
    Slowly getting caught up here, and a non-movie update is coming soonish.

    83. PERFORMANCE
    84. MAI MORIRE
    85. MARKETA LAZAROVA
    86. HELSINKI FOREVER
    87. THE MATTEI AFFAIR
    88. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
    89. ME AND YOU
    90. THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA
    91. WAXWORKS
    92. THE RED SHOES
    93. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP
    94. KISS OF THE DAMNED
    95. BODY DOUBLE
    96. VAMPIRE BRIDE
    97. GHOST CAT OF OTAMA POND
    98. SHADOW OF A DOUBT
    99. THE COMPANY YOU KEEP
    100. THE CLOCK, 5:58-9:36AM
    101. YELLOW LINE
    102. REVENGE OF THE PEARL QUEEN
    103. IRON MAN THREE
    104. FURIOUS 6

    The San Francisco Film Fest yielded still more treasures (84-91), including Bertolucci's ME AND YOU - one of my favorite movies of the year, though it has yet to resurface. Some wild DCPs of movies from Japan's Shintoho studios made the rounds (96, 97, 101, 102) shedding light on the work of this crazy studio, rightly compared to Corman's AIP.
    Sunday, August 4th, 2013
    12:02 am
    movie round-up, April
    57. HEADSHOT
    58. CHINATOWN
    59. NYMPH
    60. STARSHIP TROOPERS
    61. TOUCH OF EVIL
    62. BLOOD SIMPLE
    63. WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
    64. STAGE FRIGHT
    65. PLOY
    66. TRANCE
    67. THE BIRDS
    68. HOLLOW MAN
    69. INVISIBLE WAVES
    70. THE CLOCK (4:30-5:30ish)
    71. HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
    72. THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
    73. TRANS-EUROP EXPRESS
    74. BLACK BOOK
    75. DELIVERANCE
    76. DUEL
    77. BLACKFISH
    *78. APRES MAI (aka SOMETHING IN THE AIR)
    79. YOU'RE NEXT
    80. PENANCE
    81. NIGHT ACROSS THE STREET
    82. PEACHES DOES HERSELF

    An abundance of rep offerings, with the San Francisco Int'l Film Fest kicking in to help juice the number of current movies seen (77-82) as well as offering the first great movies of the year (78, 81, with 77, one of the greatest prison movies ever made, a dark horse contender). Rep highlights include the conclusion of a Paul Verhoeven festival taken in at an undisclosed location (60, 68, 74) and the first shot ever at WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION. The Pen-Ek Ratanaruang retrospective (57, 59, 65, 69) offered a nice overview of the man's work, with a couple of warm but cheerfully opaque appearances by him to make it more special. And I'd forgotten how warm and funny Priscilla (72) was - the post-credits gag has never, ever been topped.
    Monday, April 22nd, 2013
    4:37 pm
    movie round-up, March
    36. THE ENTITY
    37. HD Met transmission of PARSIFAL
    38. UNDER CAPRICORN
    39. ROPE
    40. I CONFESS
    41. REAR WINDOW
    42. TO CATCH A THIEF
    43. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE
    44. ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
    45. ADVANTAGEOUS
    46. MEKONG HOTEL
    47. STOKER
    48. UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES
    49. THE MONKEY KING: UPROAR IN HEAVEN
    50. ROCKY III
    51. THE PROFESSIONAL
    52. SPRING BREAKERS
    53. HEAVY TRAFFIC
    54. HEAVY METAL
    55. BASIC INSTINCT
    56. FROM UP ON POPPY HILL

    Rep highlights: the ongoing, Bay Area wide Alfred Hitchcock Fest (38-42 seen over two different venues, both outside San Francisco); the freaky and intense THE ENTITY (placed both appropriately and inappropriately on the bottom half of a bill with GHOSTBUSTERS); a matinee of RHPS with the crowd shenanigans at a minimum; seeing HEAVY METAL at the Castro Theatre, confirming that I'd been present for every screening of the movie there for the last ten years.
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