Movie Log

As I get older I find myself forgetting if I’d seen a movie or read a book. Since 2005 I have been keeping track of everything I watch, read and sometimes listen too or play. I have also organized this list by title and rating.

2006

2LDK

8/10
Japanese slow burner about roommate strife that builds to the incredible climax.

Six String Samurai

6/10
Good premise is mired in low budget, poor editing and direction.

Phenomena

8/10
A nice supernatural thriller from Argento.

Dolls

4/10
Stuart Gordan further assures us that Re-animator was a fluke. Bad acting, bad story, and horrible music. There is... more

War of the Worlds

7/10
Really enjoyed the effects and apocalyptic imagery. The story and ending are lame.

Rope

8/10
A good Hitchcock thriller. Essentially a real-time stage play.

The Black Belly of the Tarantula

6/10
Stylish but overly confusing (too many red heads!) and an unsatisfying ending hinder this giallo.

Cemetery Man

6/10
Tries to be funny but isn’t. Tries to be deep, but isn’t. And not scary at all.

Mark of the Devil

7/10
Interesting and well-acted witch hunt movie. Lots of torture.

Hostel

8/10
Good, suspenseful and gross.

Frenzy

9/10
Hitchcock does giallo! Nice character development and twisted humor.

Opera

9/10
A lame ending and some bad music choices hinder this otherwise great Argento movie.

Manhattan Baby

5/10
Lots of really nice close-up facial photography, but a dull plot. Only high point is the stuffed bird attack... more

Alucarda

7/10
Stylish Mexican horror movie. Surreal imagery overshadows the weak plot. Sorta falls apart towards the end of the second... more

Howl’s Moving Castle

6/10
The plot is a mess, even by Miazaki’s standards. The art is nice though.

The Cat o’ Nine Tails

7/10
A decent thriller, but it needed more Karl Maulden and less handsome guy.

Four Flies on Gray Velvet

7/10
I probably would have like this better if the sound was in tact. The story and mystery is obvious,... more

Lizard in a Woman’s Skin

8/10
Good mystery. Lucio Fulci is a bit of a clumsy director, but manages to provide a few surprises even... more

Rear Window

9/10
Hitchcock at his finest.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7/10
Not as good as #3, but the ending is worth all the cheesy dragon fighting.

Blood and Black Lace

8/10
My first Mario Bava movie. The blue print of the modern slasher film. There’s lots of stylized lighting but... more

Bio Zombie

5/10
Low, low budget Japanese zombie movie. Terrible make-up. No scares. There are a few funny gags though: finger sushi... more

Drunken Master

6/10
Nowhere near as good as the sequel.

Deep Red

9/10
Great music and a twist that will have you immediately rewatching the first few scenes when it’s over. I... more

The Aristocrats

8/10
Interesting documentary co-produced Penn Jillete that dissects a single raunchy joke. Lots of funny moments and lots of interesting... more

Robot Monster

4/10
One of the worst movies ever made.

Dementia 13

8/10
Francis Ford Coppola’s first feature. A low budget triller with good twists and nice pacing. The ending is a... more

Assignment Outer Space

3/10
Low budget sci-fi from the 50s. Only noteworthy for its hard-scifi aspirations.

Living Doll

7/10
British production from the producer of Pieces. Pretty good but suffers from mediocre acting in what is essentially a... more

Spongebob Squarepants Movie

7/10
As good as any episode but not S.B. at his best.

Curious George

4/10
Very boring. Music gets annoying after a while.

Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were Rabbit

9/10
Much better than Chicken Run. Funny for adults and kids.

Triplets of Bellville

8/10
Crazy stylized animation about cycling.

March of the Penguins

7/10
Somewhat cheesy in its anthropomorphic overkill, but very good nonetheless.

Sister Streetfighter

5/10
This sequel has nothing to do with the other 2 Streetfighter movies except for a few shared actors (who... more

Zombie Genocide

5/10
Sixty minute homemade zombie film. Admirable for a bunch of Scottish undergrads, but sloppy as all get out.

My Neighbor Totoro

8/10
Miyazaki film with beautiful characterization and animation. The plot is a bit thin and just seems to end at... more

Gattaca

7/10
Slow moving sci-fi ala Brave New World. The DNA distopia idea isn’t very interesting, but a decent formula mystery.

The Return of the Streetfighter

6/10
Mediocre sequel. Too many flashbacks and not enough story. A few good fights make up for the bad spots.

2005

Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror

6/10
This one is so bad it’s good. Another Italian zombie movie. This one has bad overly lit make-up, no... more

The Streetfighter

8/10
A violent and gritty kung-fu movie starring Sonny Chiba. Terrisan is basically playing a kung-fu version of Tuco from... more

Don’t Torture a Duckling

8/10
Early thriller by Lucio Fulci. Moves along pretty well , but the story is predictable with some laughably misplaced... more

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

8/10
Much better than the Royal Tanenbaums. Slow paced and unfunny at times, but worth viewing for the art direction... more

The Diabolical Doctor Z

6/10
Low Budget 60s exploitation by Jess Franco. Entertaining, but not quite as stylish as I expected. The soundtrack is... more

Spellbound

7/10
Documentary about National Spelling Bee. Not a terribly deep movie, but entertaining nonetheless.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

10/10
Dario Argento murder thriller. Fairly ridiculous plot, but makes up for it in style, pacing and music.

Blind Fury

7/10
Surprisingly good drug cartel style 80’s actioner about a blind martial artist hero played very well by Rutger Hauer.

Ring 2

5/10
Some scary moments, but mostly just retread and patchy story telling.

Serenity

10/10
The best sci-fi movie since The Matrix. Fast, funny and intense. My opinion is probably tainted by my liking... more

Five Man Army

3/10
Dario Argento wrote this boring Italian Western. Featuring a non-exciting action sequence of a man running for five minutes... more

The City of the Living Dead (a.k.a. The Gates of Hell)

5/10
More Fulci horror. Not much in terms of memorable scenes here, just the tacked-on drilled head scene. The zombies... more

The Beyond

8/10
Metaphysical Fulci Zombie movie. Lots of close-up gore and some good atmospheric scares.

Kung Fu Hustle

8/10
Very funny and action packed kung-fu movie. Special effects aren’t that great but it makes up for it in... more

Zombi 2

8/10
Refreshingly scary zombie movie. Nice soundtrack. My DVD was broken at one point.

Satanico Pandemonium

7/10
Nice nun-sploitation film with lots of nudity and satanic creepiness.

Suspiria

10/10
One of the most beautiful horror movies ever made. Great Goblin soundtrack included with the DVD.

Undead

3/10
Really poorly handled zombie sci-fi movie from Australia. Bad acting, not enough gags, and boring.

Mill of the Stone Women

7/10
French Gothic horror from the 60s. Some creepy imagery and fairly good pacing for an old movie.