Monday, July 28, 2014

2010-2014 Films Ranked By Year

2010
EXCELLENT
Howl (10/10) Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Strapped (9/10) Joseph Graham
Modus Operandi (9/10) Frankie Latina
The Defiled (9/10) Julian Grant
FrICTION (9/10) Cullen Hoback
Release (9/10) Darren Flaxstone, Christian Martin
VERY GOOD
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (8/10) John Scheinfeld
Breathless (8/10) Ik-Joon Yang
The String (Le Fil) (8/10) Mehdi Ben Attia
The Elephant in the Living Room (8/10) Michael Webber
Despicable Me (8/10) Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
...Around (8/10) David Spaltro
Soundless Wind Chime (8/10) Kit Hung
Tangled (8/10) Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
Iron Man 2 (8/10) Jon Favreau
It Came from Kuchar (8/10) Jennifer M. Kroot
Kick-Ass (8/10) Matthew Vaughn
The Taint (8/10) Drew Bolduc, Dan Nelson
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (8/10) Yony Leyser
Cropsey (8/10) Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman
Dark Woods (8/10) Michael Escobedo
Way of the Puck (8/10) Eric D. Anderson
GOOD
Date Night (7/10) Shawn Levy
How to Train Your Dragon (7/10) Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (7/10) Jon Turteltaub
AVERAGE
The Switch (6/10) Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Megamind (6/10) Tom McGrath
Knight and Day (6/10) James Mangold
Salt (6/10) Phillip Noyce
Is It Just Me? (6/10) J.C. Calciano
Fruit Fly (6/10) H.P. Mendoza
The A-Team (6/10) Joe Carnahan
Grown Ups (6/10) Dennis Dugan
Jedi Junkies (6/10) Mark Edlitz
American Mystic (6/10) Alex Mar
Saberfrog (5/10) Curt Markham
BELOW AVERAGE
Role/Play (3/10) Rob Williams
Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue (3/10) Andrew Monument
BAD
Housewife's Afternoon Delight (2/10) Shun Nakahara
Hatchet II (2/10) Adam Green
When in Rome (1/10) Mark Steven Johnson
Almost Invisible (1/10) David Allingham

2011
EXCELLENT
Beautiful Darling (10/10) James Rasin
The Arbor (10/10) Clio Barnard
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (9/10) David Fincher
We Were Here (9/10) David Weissman, Bill Weber
Redland (9/10) Asiel Norton
Easy A (9/10) Will Gluck
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (9/10) Kurt Engfehr, Joe Cross
VERY GOOD
Shame (8/10) Steven McQueen
Horrible Bosses (8/10) Seth Gordon
Kung Fu Panda 2 (8/10) Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Raw Faith (8/10) William Peter Wiedensmith
The Advocate for Fagdom (8/10) Angelique Bosio
I Survived BTK (8/10) Marc Levitz
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (8/10) Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Bombay Beach (8/10) Alma Har'el
The Help (8/10) Tate Taylor
GOOD
And Everything Is Going Fine (7/10) Steven Soderbergh
Captain America: The First Avenger (7/10) Joe Johnston
Tower Heist (7/10) Brett Ratner
Blank City (7/10) Celine Danhier
The Search for Michael Rockefeller (7/10) Fraser Clarke Heston, Milt Machlin
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story (7/10) Danny O'Connor
Trek Nation (7/10) Scott Colthorp
Real Steel (7/10) Shawn Levy
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (7/10) Mark Hartley
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (7/10) Rupert Wyatt
Heavy Times (7/10) Benjamin Mark, Ryan McKenna
Whatever Makes You Happy (7/10) A.T. Sayre
In a Town This Size (7/10) Peter V. Brown
AVERAGE
Green Lantern (6/10) Martin Campbell
17 Miracles (6/10) T.C. Christensen
Vito (6/10) Jeffrey Schwarz
Thor (6/10) Kenneth Branagh
Asylum Seekers (6/10) Rania Ajami
The Adventures of Tintin (5/10) Steven Spielberg
Bridesmaids (5/10) Paul Feig
Apollo 18 (5/10) Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego
BELOW AVERAGE
American: The Bill Hicks Story (4/10) Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas
Crazy Wisdom (4/10) Johanna Demetrakas
The Thing (4/10) Matthijs van Heijningen, Jr.
23:59 (4/10) Gilbert Chan
House of Sin (4/10) various
Idol of Evil (3/10) Kevin McDonagh
BAD
Vampire Boys (1/10) Charlie Vaughn
A Haunting in Salem (1/10) Shane Van Dyke
Hellraiser: Revelations (1/10) Victor Garcia
The Amityville Haunting (1/10) Geoff Meed
Scrooge in the Hood (1/10) Richard Chandler
Aliens from Outer Space (1/10) Bill Knell
UFOs Do Not Exist! (1/10) Bill Knell

2012
EXCELLENT
Prometheus (9/10) Ridley Scott
Bullet Collector (9/10) Alexander Vartanov
Looper (9/10) Rian Johnson
Hitler's Children (9/10) Chanoch Zeevi
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe (9/10) Jay Karas
Last Days Here (9/10) Don Argott, Demian Fenton
VERY GOOD
Django Unchained (8/10) Quentin Tarantino
Marvel's The Avengers (8/10) Joss Whedon
The Awakening (8/10) Nick Murphy
Skyfall (8/10) Sam Mendes
Rise of the Guardians (8/10) Peter Ramsey
The Dark Knight Rises (8/10) Christopher Nolan
Hating Breitbart (8/10) Andrew Marcus
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (8/10) Matthew Mishory
What to Expect When You're Expecting (8/10) Kirk Jones
Determinism (8/10) Ranju Majumdar, Sanjit Majumdar
Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance (8/10) John Borowski
Maybe Tomorrow (8/10) Michael Wolfe
The Amazing Spider-Man (8/10) Marc Webb
Brave (8/10) Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
GOOD
Here Comes the Boom (7/10) Frank Coraci
Trouble with the Curve (7/10) Robert Lorenz
21 Jump Street (7/10) Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Pitch Perfect (7/10) Jason Moore
Hotel Transylvania (7/10) Genndy Tartakovsky
The Flat (7/10) Arnon Goldfinger
Gut (7/10) Elias
ParaNorman (7/10) Chris Butler, Sam Fell
After Porn Ends (7/10) Bryce Wagoner
The Callers (7/10) Susan Sfarra
Gandu (7/10) Q
The Beat Hotel (7/10) Alan Govenar
Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (7/10) Pip Chodorov
Please Subscribe (7/10) Dan Dobi
Wild Girl Waltz (7/10) Mark Lewis
Hart Crane: An Exegesis (7/10) N/A
The Lorax (7/10) Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
AVERAGE
The Raven (6/10) James McTeigue
Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (6/10) Whitney Smith
The Cabin in the Woods (6/10) Drew Goddard
The Expendables 2 (6/10) Simon West
Taken 2 (5/10) Olivier Megaton
How to Survive a Plague (5/10) David France
Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (5/10) Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
Celluloid Bloodbath (5/10) Jim Monaco, James F. Murray, Jr.
The Hunger Games (5/10) Gary Ross
Apartment 143 (5/10) Carles Torrens
Looking for Lenny (5/10) Elan Gale
Radio Unnameable (5/10) Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson
BELOW AVERAGE
Danland (4/10) Alexandra Berger
V/H/S (3/10) various
The Broken Tower (3/10) James Franco
BAD
Parental Guidance (2/10) Andy Fickman
Friends with Kids (2/10) Jennifer Westfeldt
100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (1/10) Martin Wichmann
Amber Alert (1/10) Kerry Bellessa
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (1/10) Richard Schenkman
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (1/10) Tom Six
Surreal Sicko (1/10) Bill Zebub
Bottom (1/10) Todd Verow

2013
EXCELLENT
Gravity (9/10) Alfonso Cuaron
Coyote (9/10) Trevor Juenger
Frozen (9/10) Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
The Source Family (9/10) Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille
Star Trek Into Darkness (9/10) J.J. Abrams
Salinger (9/10) Shane Salerno
Things I Don't Understand (9/10) David Spaltro
Big Sur (9/10) Michael Polish
VERY GOOD
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (8/10) Adam McKay
TV Junkie (8/10) Michael Cain, Matt Radecki
Grudge Match (8/10) Peter Segal
Kill Your Darlings (8/10) John Krokidas
The Conjuring (8/10) James Wan
Iron Man 3 (8/10) Shane Black
Ankhon Dekhi (Before My Eyes) (8/10) Rajat Kapoor
The Heat (8/10) Paul Feig
Thor: The Dark World (8/10) Alan Taylor
Adjust Your Tracking (8/10) Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic
Pacific Rim (8/10) Guillermo del Toro
Epic (8/10) Chris Wedge
Despicable Me 2 (8/10) Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
We're the Millers (8/10) Rawson Marshall Thurber
DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till (8/10) Rob Underhill
Local Legends (8/10) Matt Farley
A Plague So Pleasant (8/10) Benjamin Roberds, Jordan Reyes
GOOD
Man of Steel (7/10) Zack Snyder
Blue Is the Warmest Color (7/10) Abdellatif Kechiche
Oz the Great and Powerful (7/10) Sam Raimi
The Croods (7/10) Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Escape Plan (7/10) Mikael Hafstrom
The Last Stand (7/10) Kim Jee-woon
Warm Bodies (7/10) Jonathan Levine
Rewind This! (7/10) Josh Johnson
I Am Divine (7/10) Jeffrey Schwarz
Monsters University (7/10) Dan Scanlon
The Wolverine (7/10) James Mangold
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (7/10) Tommy Wirkola
World War Z (7/10) Marc Forster
My Amityville Horror (7/10) Eric Walter
Last Vegas (7/10) Jon Turteltaub
Good Morning Karachi (7/10) Sabiha Sumar
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (7/10) Chris James Thompson
Bettie Page Reveals All (7/10) Mark Mori
The Punk Singer (7/10) Sini Anderson
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (7/10) Laurent Malaquais
Skull World (7/10) Justin McConnell
The Book of Jane (7/10) Antero Alli
Free Birds (7/10) Jimmy Hayward
AVERAGE
Lovelace (6/10) Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
The Frozen Ground (6/10) Scott Walker
Movie 43 (6/10) various
Evocateur: The Morton Downey, Jr. Movie (6/10) Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Hatchet III (6/10) BJ McDonnell
Tiny: A Story About Living Small (6/10) Merete Mueller, Christopher Smith
Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You! (6/10) Charles Roxburgh
Mr. Angel (6/10) Dan Hunt
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (6/10) Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (5/10) Barry Avrich
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (5/10) Sophie Fiennes
Room 237 (5/10) Rodney Ascher
Olympus Has Fallen (5/10) Antoine Fuqua
BELOW AVERAGE
V/H/S/2 (4/10) various
Post Tenebras Lux (4/10) Carlos Reygadas
The House With 100 Eyes (3/10) Jay Lee, Jim Roof
Grown Ups 2 (3/10) Dennis Dugan
BAD
A Haunted House (1/10) Michael Tiddes
Scary Movie 5 (1/10) Malcolm D. Lee
Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (1/10) Gary Jones
The ABCs of Death (1/10) various

2014
EXCELLENT
Godzilla (9/10) Gareth Edwards
Paddington (9/10) Paul King
A Walk Among the Tombstones (9/10) Scott Frank
The Lego Movie (9/10) Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Maleficent (9/10) Robert Stromberg
Der Samurai (9/10) Till Kleinert
The Decent One (9/10) Vanessa Lapa
Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story (9/10) Michael Lee Nirenberg
VERY GOOD
Guardians of the Galaxy (8/10) James Gunn
Big Hero 6 (8/10) Don Hall, Chris Williams
Penguins of Madagascar (8/10) Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Life Itself (8/10) Steve James
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (8/10) Dean DeBlois
Mr. X (8/10) Tessa Louise-Salome
Antisocial Behavior (8/10) Kenneth Guertin
Altman (8/10) Ron Mann
Serial Killer Culture (8/10) John Borowski
Bound by Flesh (8/10) Leslie Zemeckis
Lucy (8/10) Luc Besson
Alien Abduction (8/10) Matty Beckerman
GOOD
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (7/10) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
The Nut Job (7/10) Peter Lepeniotis
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2 (7/10) Kurt Engfehr
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (7/10) Jeff Broadway
A Brony Tale (7/10) Brent Hodge
The Expendables 3 (7/10) Patrick Murphy
A Life in Dirty Movies (7/10) Wiktor Ericcson
Killer Legends (7/10) Joshua Zeman
What Is Cinema? (7/10) Chuck Workman
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (7/10) Phil Alden Robinson
AVERAGE
Dracula Untold (6/10) Gary Shore
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (6/10) Stephen Silha, Eric Slade, Dawn Logsdon
Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (6/10) Lars Von Trier
Haunt (6/10) Mac Carter
Hercules (6/10) Brett Ratner
Enquiring Minds (6/10) Ric Burns
Animal (5/10) Brett Simmons
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (5/10) Angela Sun
BELOW AVERAGE
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (4/10) Rob Minkoff
Stranger by the Lake (4/10) Alain Guiraudie
Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 (3/10) Lars Von Trier
BAD
The Other Woman (2/10) Nick Cassavetes
The ABCs of Death 2 (1/10) various
V/H/S: Viral (1/10) various
A Haunted House 2 (1/10) Michael Tiddes