Thursday, January 19, 2012

videomatica goes to school

The Videomatica movie collection has found a home! Something like 35,000 titles will become part of the UBC library system, with another smaller batch - including about 2,800 documentaries - to be housed at SFU. I'm not sure how many will be available for actual circulation, but a community library card ($120 a year) will give access to the movies at UBC. They'll become available sometime in 2013.


(Don't forget that the sales department of Videomatica already had its resurrection - they reopened a while back, across the street and up a block, in Zulu Records.)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

jan 19/20 | margaret

MARGARET is back! Two nights only, Jan 18 & 19, at the Vancouver International Film Centre. Kenneth Lonergan's film is loose, structurally, and chooses a different sort of narrative shape than the vast majority of commercial movies: it wanders, observes, doesn't build to carefully sculpted climaxes, doesn't hit its points on the head. For some, it overstays its welcome: its fans (I'm one) wish it ran the full 3+ hours that I think the director would prefer. My favourite of the films I've seen this year - indeed, I have to go back to TREE OF LIFE last July to find the last movie I enjoyed as much, and that stayed on my mind so long.

One astute friend wrote "It's was a good 90 minute film that was 180 minutes long. Mr. Lonergan needed a good editor. Besides the scenic filler, he left in many 'good' scenes that either did nothing to further the story or completely lacked any 'stakes'. I wasnt certain what the young woman's dilemma really was - guilt over her participation in the accident?, angst over her life and it's expectations?, tension from coming of age?"

I completely disagree (and reassure potential viewers that MARGARET is only 150 minutes long), but I pass along his comments as fair warning that your reaction may be the same. Lonergan either tried and failed to make the kind of "well made" movie my friend describes, or he was doing something quite different and succeeded - if not completely, enough for me to love his movie.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

jan 6 7 9 11-16, feb 3-5 18-19 | tarkovsky at cinematheque

A standing ovation to Pacific Cinematheque for its upcoming retrospective featuring every film but one (Stalker) by legendary Russian film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky, one of the essential Soul Food directors - challenging, uncompromising, rewarding. The opportunity to see these pictures on a large screen is to be coveted - the epic scope of Andrei Rublev in particular (here's my article) demands that sort of scale, the story of a religious artist struggling with his vocation in the face of overwhelming human suffering.

Andrei Rublev
Friday, January 6, 2012 - 6:30pm
Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 6:30pm
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 6:30pm

Ivan’s Childhood
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 8:45pm
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 8:45pm
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Mirror
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:45pm
Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 6:45pm
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 8:45pm
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 6:45pm

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 6:30pm
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 9:10pm
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Sacrifice
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:50pm
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:30pm
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 6:30pm

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 6:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 6:30pm

Solaris (Soderbergh, 2002)
Steven Soderbergh’s ambitious remake of Tarkovsky's Solaris stars George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 9:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 4:30pm

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Soul Food Movies of 2011

Pure vanilla post for now: embarrassingly flimsy. But if I wait until it's all fancy and everything, it'll never get posted. I'll flesh it out over the next week or two. For now, just a list of 2011 Soul Food films, accompanied by their Movie City News and Jeffry Overstreet's rankings. Not the top films of the year, not my favourite films of the year: but the films I'd cover in my Soul Food book if I started writing it again - each has some particular spiritual angle. I haven't seen them all: thanks to Ebenezer Scrooge, I saw fewer films last year than I had in more than a dozen prior years. But for now I'll say, the boldfaced ones are Soul Food classics: a bumper crop in any year!


MCN 57
Unassuming documentary about an unassuming man may end up my favourite film of 2011. I don't expect it to be anyone else's, but... It got to me.

MCN 70
Reportedly balanced study of mid-century conservative Christian culture.

MCN 10, JO 6
Cult story has appeal for some Christian cinephiles.

DOGVILLE's one of my three favourite films, but I honestly don't know if I can see another new film from Lars Von Trier after MANDERLAY and ANTICHRIST. But this one's getting praise that eluded those: study of clinical depression and the end of the world.

MCN 77, JO 3
Wow. Takes us inside Breughel's painting. VANCOUVERITES: DON'T MISS ITS JAN 6-12 RUN AT VANCITY!

MCN 24
Multi-hour story spans a life, draws comparisons with Les Miserables, features a priest. (Oooh, now THAT'S a write-up!...)

MCN 42, JO 4
Masterpiece about Algerian monks. (Look, I told you this was gonna be cursory for now...)

MCN 126
People say, better than expected.

MCN 1, JO 2
Cannes winner. Best Terrence Mallick since DAYS OF HEAVEN.

MCN 110
Seeing this tomorrow. Not showing up on any lists, but everyone who sees it tells me it's swell, and definitely Soul Food.

JO Silver
Overstreet: "Getting to know men who stage wrestling matches in Jesus’ name, Nathan Clarke has made the most thoughtful documentary about evangelical Christianity in America I’ve ever seen. He’s respectful, even-handed, and fearless in provoking questions. It’ll spark discussions about masculinity, marriage, family, and the definition of 'calling.' Moreover, he shows us how dramatic conversions and theatrical Christianity can often distort the Gospel or leave it behind entirely."


An all-time favourite of mine, a South African take on the life of Jesus that played VIFF a few years back. Waited forever for it to become available on DVD: 2011's the year it became viewable for Canadians, streaming, on Netflix. Watch it!

Monday, January 02, 2012

DON'T MISS... Margaret | this week only!

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan made a remarkable first film that's not mentioned too often these days, but which was an extreme favourite of mine. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000) introduced me to both Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo, in remarkable performances.

It's taken over a decade for his second film to reach the screen. MARGARET is praised by everybody who sees it - though that "everybody" is a very small everybody, since it's mostly only been screened in New York, and even that in limited runs. Anna Paquin and Matt Damon headline, Mark Ruffalo's back and Jean Reno is in the cast, but I'm equally excited to see playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot) onscreen.

THREE SHOWINGS ONLY, this week, at the Vancouver International Film Centre (AKA the VanCity).

Mon Jan 2, 8pm
Wed Jan 4, 8pm
Thu Jan 5, 8pm

This from the VIFC website:
Hollywood doesn’t produce too many movies like this, and when it does, it doesn’t know what to do with them. Lonergan’s long-awaited, troubled follow up to You Can Count On Me is a volcanic, raw, turbulent drama, probably the most ambitious American film of the year.

Seventeen-year-old Lisa (Anna Paquin) is rocked with guilt after a woman is killed in a traffic accident (she had inadvertently distracted the driver). But that’s only one thread in a teeming social tapestry this intense, passionate teen must negotiate as she comes of age in a time of contradiction and confusion.

“Bursts with ambition and specificity… Paquin deserves the highest accolades for her ferociously committed performance…The film has a cumulative power – solidified by a devastating opera-house finale – that’s staggering. This is frayed-edges filmmaking at its finest.” Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“Wildly ambitious… embraces big and rich themes and sumptuous tones and moods with a remarkable scope and nuance… For all its awkwardness and uncertainty, the film is a city symphony, romantic yet scathing, lyrical with street life and vaulting skylines, reckless with first adventure, and awed by the abstractions, both intellectual and poetic, on which the great machine runs.” Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Sunday, January 01, 2012

500 Soul Food Movies: A guide to films with a spiritual flavor

13 Conversations About One Thing (2001, USA, Sprecher)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, USA, Kubrick)
21 Grams (2003, USA, Inarritu)
28 Up (1985, UK, Apted)
3 Godfathers (1948, USA, Ford)
42 (2013, USA, Helgeland)
49th Parallel (1941, UK, Powell)
About A Boy (2002, UK, Weitz)
About Schmidt (2002, USA, Payne)
Acts of the Apostles ("Atti degli apostoli" 1969, Italy, Rossellini)
Adam's Apples ("Adams æbler" 2005, Denmark, Jensen)
The Addiction (1995, USA, Ferrara)
After Life ("Wandafaru raifu" 1998, Japan, Kore-eda)
Agnes Of God (1985, USA, Jewison)
The Agony and The Ecstasy (1965, USA, Reed)
Amadeus (1984, USA, Forman)
Amateur (1994, USA, Hartley)
Amazing Grace (2006, UK/USA, Apted)
Amelie ("Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" 2001, France, Jeunet)
Amen. (2002, France/Germany, Costa-Gavras)
American Beauty (1999, USA, Mendes)
Amistad (1997, USA, Spielberg)
Anchoress (1993, Belgium, Stanley-Smith)
And God Spoke (1993, USA, Borman)
Andrei Rublev (1966, USSR, Tarkovsky)
Angel-A (2005, France, Besson)
Angels of the Streets ("Les Anges du péché" 1943, France, Bresson)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938, USA, Curtiz)
Antkeepter (1966, USA, Forsberg)
Apocalypto (2006, USA, Gibson)
The Apostle (1997, USA, Duvall)
The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959, India, S. Ray)
L'Argent (1983, France, Bresson)
Around The Bend (2004, USA, Roberts)
The Assisi Underground (1985, USA, Ramati)
Atonement (2007, UK, Wright)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966, France, Bresson)
Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987, France, Malle)
Augustine of Hippo (1972, Italy, Rossellini)
Auto Focus (2002, USA, Schrader)
Babette's Feast ("Babettes gæstebud" 1987, Denmark, Axel)
Bad Lieutenant (1992, USA, Ferrara)
Barabbas (1962, Italy, Fleischer)
Barcelona (1994, USA, Stillman)
Becket (1964, UK/USA, Glenville)
Bedazzled (1967, UK, Donen)
The Believer (2001, USA, Bean)
Bella (2006, USA/Mexico, Monteverde)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945, USA, McCarey)
Ben X (2007, Belgium, Balthazar)
Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ (1959, USA, Wyler)
The Bible: In The Beginning... (1966, USA, Huston)
The Big Country (1958, USA, Wyler)
The Big Fisherman (1959, USA, Borzage)
The Big Kahuna (1999, USA, Swanbeck)
Big Night (1996, USA, Tucci/Scott)
Black Narcissus (1947, UK, Powell/Pressburger)
Black Robe (1991, Canada/Australia, Beresford)
Black Snake Moan (2007, USA, Brewer)
Blade Runner (1982, USA, Scott)
Blood Freak (1972, USA, Grinter/Hawkes)
The Blood Of Jesus ("Glory Road" 1941, USA, Williams)
Bonhoeffer: Agent Of Grace ("Bonhoeffer - Die letzte Stufe" 2000, Canada/Germany, Till)
Boogie Nights (1997, USA, P.T. Anderson)
The Book Of Life (1998, France/USA, Hartley)
Boys Town (1938, USA, Taurog)
Breaking The Waves (1996, Denmark, von Trier)
Brideshead Revisited (2008, UK, Jarrold)
The Bridge Of San Luis Rey (1944, USA, Lee)
Brighton Rock ("Young Scarface" 1947, UK, Boulting)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984, USA, Allen)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972, England/Italy, Zeffirelli)
The Brothers Karamazov (1958, USA, Brooks)
Bruce Almighty (2003, USA, Shadyac)
Bull Durham (1988, USA, Shelton)
Cammina Cammina ("Keep Walking" 1983, Italy, Olmi)
The Cardinal (1963, USA, Preminger)
Cat People (1942, USA, Tourneur)
Cat People (1982, USA, Schrader)
The Celebration ("Festen" 1998, Denmark, Vinterberg)
Central Station ("Central do Brasil" 1998, Brazil, Salles)
Changing Lanes (2002, USA, Michell)
Chariots Of Fire (1981, UK, Hudson)
Children Of Men (2006, UK, Cuaron)
Chocolat (2000, USA, Hallstrom)
The Chorus ("Les Choristes" 2004, France, Barratier)
The Chosen (1981, USA, Kagan)
Close-Up ("Nema-ye Nazdik" 1990, Iran, Kiarostami)
Clueless (1995, USA, Heckerling)
Cold Heaven (1990, USA, Roeg)
The Confessionnal ("The Confessional" 1995, Canada, Lepage)
Contact (1997, USA, Zemeckis)
Cool & Crazy ("Heftig og begeistret" 2001, Norway, Jensen)
Cool Hand Luke (1967, USA, Rosenberg)
Copying Beethoven (2006, USA, Holland)
Cotton Patch Gospel (1988, USA, Meece/Treyz)
The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002, USA/England, Reynolds)
Cousin Bobby (1992, USA, Demme)
Crime and Punishment (1935, France, Chenal)
Crimes and Misdemeanours (1989, USA, Allen)
A Cry In The Dark ("Evil Angels" 1998, Australia, Schepisi)
Cry The Beloved Country (1951, UK, Korda)
Cry The Beloved Country (1995, South Africa, Roodt)
Curse Of The Demon ("Night Of The Demon" 1957, UK, Tourneur)
The Da Vinci Code (2006, USA, Howard)
Damien (1978, USA)
Dancer In The Dark (2000, Denmark, von Trier)
Day of Wrath ("Vredens dag" 1943, Denmark, Dreyer)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951, USA, Wise)
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008, USA, Derrickson)
Days of Heaven (1978, USA, Malick)
Dead Man Walking (1995, USA, Robbins)
Dear Wendy (2005, Denmark, Vinterberg)
Death In Holy Orders (2003, Campbell)
The Death Of Mr Lazarescu (2005, Romania, Puiu)
Dekalog ("The Decalogue" 1989, Poland, Kieslowski)
Dersu Uzala (1975, Japan, Kurosawa)
The Devil At 4 O'Clock (1961, USA, LeRoy)
The Devil's Advocate ("Des Teufels Advokat" 1977, West Germany, Green)
The Diary of a Country Priest ("Journal d'un curé de campagne" 1950, France, Bresson)
Dogma (1999, USA, Smith)
Dogville (2003, Denmark, von Trier)
La Dolce Vita (1960, Italy/France, Fellini)
Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (2005, USA, Schrader)
The Dreamlife Of Angels ("La Vie rêvée des anges" 1998, France, Zonka)
Dry Season ("Daratt" 2006, Chad, Haroun)
Eat Drink Man Woman ("Yin shi nan nu" 1994, Taiwan, Lee)
The Eighth Day ("Le Huitième jour" 1996, France, van Dormael)
The End Of The Affair (1955, UK, Dmytryk)
The End Of The Affair (1999, USA, Jordan)
End of the Spear (2005, USA, Hanon)
L'Enfant (2005, Belgium, Dardenne)
Entertaining Angels (1996, USA, Rhodes)
Esther (1986, Israel/Austria/UK, Gitai)
Eureka ("Yûreka" 2000, Japan, Aoyama)
Europa 51 (1952, Italy, Rossellini)
Evan Almighty (2007, USA, Shadyac)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005, USA, Derrickson)
The Exorcist (1973, USA, Friedkin)
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (2000, USA, Bailey/Barbato)
Fall From Grace (1990, USA, Arthur)
Father Brown ("The Detective" 1954, England, Hamer)
Father Brown, Detective (1934, USA, Sedgwick)
Faust ("Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage" 1926, Germany, Murnau)
Faustina (1995, Poland, Lukaszewicz)
Fearless (1993, USA, Weir)
Fiddler On The Roof (1971, USA, Jewison)
Field Of Dreams (1989, USA, Robinson)
Fight Club (1999, USA, Fincher)
Final Solution (2001, USA, Krusen)
Flatliners (1990, USA, Schumacher)
The Flowers of St. Francis ("Francesco, guillare di Dio" 1950, Italy, Rossellini)
Forgiveness (2004, South Africa, Gabriel)
Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006, USA, Hercules/Pugh)
Forrest Gump (1994, USA, Zemeckis)
Francesco (1989, Italy/Germany, Cavani)
Francis of Assisi (1961, USA, Curtiz)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991, USA, Avnet)
Friendly Persuasion (1956, USA, Wyler)
The Fugitive (1947, USA/Mexico, Ford)
The Funeral (1996, USA, Ferrara)
The Gambler ("A Játékos"1997, Hungary/UK, Makk)
Gandhi (1982, UK, Attenborough)
The Garden of Allah (1936, USA, Boleslawski)
Gates Of Heaven (1978, USA, Morris)
Genesis: The Creation and The Flood ("Genesi: La creazione e il diluvio," 1994, Olmi)
George Wallace (1997, USA, Frankenheimer)
Germany Year Zero (1947, Rossellini)
Glory (1989, USA, Zwick)
God Told Me To (1976, USA, Cohen)
The Godfather Trilogy (1972/1974/1990, USA, Scorsese)
Godspell (1973, USA, Greene)
Going My Way (1945, USA, McCarey)
Golem: Spirit of Exile ("Golem, l'esprit de le'exil" 1992, France/Germany/etc, Gitai)
Golgotha (1935, France, Duvivier)
Good Sam (1948, USA, McCarey)
The Gospel (2005, USA, Hardy)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew ("Il Vangelo secondo Matteo" 1966, Italy, Pasolini)
The Gospel According to Vic ("Heavenly Pursuits" 1985, UK, Gormley)
The Gospel of John: The Visual Bible (2003, Canada, Saville)
Grand Canyon (1991, USA, Kasdan)
The Great Sinner (1949, USA, Siodmak)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965, USA, Stevens)
The Green Mile (1999, USA, Darabont)
The Green Ray ("Le Rayon verte" "Summer" 1986, France, Rohmer)
The Green Room ("La Chambre verte" 1978, France, Truffaut)
Groundhog Day (1993, USA, Ramis)
Hail Mary ("Je Vous Salue, Marie" 1985, France, Godard)
Hallelujah! (1929, USA, Vidor)
Hard Eight ("Sydney" 1996, USA, P.T. Anderson)
Hardcore (1979, USA, Schrader)
Harold & Maude (1971, USA, Ashby)
Hawaii, Oslo (2004, Norway, Poppe)
He Who Must Die ("Celui qui doit mourir" "The Greek Passion" 1958, Italy, Dassin)
The Heart of the Matter (1953, UK, O'Ferrall)
Heaven (2002, Germany, Tykwer)
Heaven Over The Marshes ("Cielo sulla palude" 1949, Italy, Genina)
Heavens Above! (1963, UK, Boulting)
Hell House (2001, USA, Ratliff)
Hellraiser V: Inferno (2000, USA, Derrickson)
Henry Poole Is Here (2008, USA, Pellington)
The Hiding Place (1975, USA, Collier)
Hill Number One (1951, USA, Pierson)
Homicide (1991, USA, David Mamet)
Hoodlum Priest (1961, USA, Kershner)
How Green Was My Valley (1941, USA, Ford)
Humanity ("l'Humanite" 2001, France, Bruno Dumont)
I Confess (1953, USA, Hitchcock)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943, USA, Tourneur)
The Idiot ("Hakuchi" 1951, Japan, Kurosawa)
Ikiru (1952, Japan, Kurosawa
In Bruges (2008, UK/Belgium, McDonagh)
In Your Hands ("Forbrydelser" 2004, Denmark, Olesen)
An Inspector Calls (1954, England, Hamilton)
Into Great Silence ("Die Große Stille" 2005, France, Gröning)
Into The Wild (2007, USA, Penn)
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Through The Ages (1916, USA, Griffith)
The Iron Giant (1999, USA, Bird)
Italian For Beginners ("Italiensk for begyndere" 2000, Denmark, Scherfig)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946, USA, Capra)
Jacob's Ladder (1990, USA, Lyne)
Jeanne la Pucelle ("Joan The Maid," 1994, France, Rivette)
Jesus (1999, USA, Young)
Jesus Camp (2006, USA, Ewing/Grady)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973, USA, Jewison)
Jesus Of Montreal ("Jésus de Montréal" 1989, Canada, Arcand)
Jesus Of Nazareth (1977, UK/Italy, Zeffirelli)
The Jesus Trip ("Under Hot Leather" 1971, USA, Mayberry)
Jesus: The Genesis Project (1979, USA, Sykes/Kirsh)
Joan of Arc (1948, USA, Fleming)
Joan of Arc at the Stake (1954, Italy, Rossellini)
Joe Versus The Volcano (1990, USA, Shanley)
Joshua (2002, USA, Purdy)
The Judas Project (1990, USA, Barden)
Junebug (2005, USA, Morrison)
Keeping The Faith (2000, USA, Norton)
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944, USA, Stahl)
The Killer ("Dip huet seung hung" 1989, Hong Kong, Woo)
The King (2005, USA, Marsh)
King Of Kings (1926, USA, DeMille)
King Of Kings (1961, USA, N. Ray)
Koyaanisqatsi ("Life Out Of Balance" 1982, USA, Reggio)
Land Of Plenty (2005, USA, Wenders)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007, USA, Gillespie)
The Last Days of Disco (USA, Stillman)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, USA, Scorsese)
The Last Wave (1977, Australia, Weir)
Leap Of Faith (1992, USA, Pearce)
Leaves From Satan's Book ("Blade af Satans Bog," 1921, Denmark, Dreyer)
Left Behind (2000, USA, Sarin)
The Left Hand Of God (1955, USA, Dmytryk)
Leon Morin, Priest ("Léon Morin, prêtre" 1961, France, Melville)
Life Is Beautiful ("La Vita è bella" 1997, Italy, Benigni)
Life Of Brian (1979, UK, Jones)
Lilies Of The Field (1963, USA, Nelson)
Lilya 4-Ever (2002, Sweden, Moodysson)
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2005, USA, Adamason)
Little Children (2006, USA, Field)
Longford (2006, UK/USA, Hooper)
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-2003, New Zealand, Jackson)
Lost In The Stars (1974, USA, D. Mann)
Love Affair (1939, USA, McCarey)
Luther (1973, UK, Green)
Luther (2003, Germany, Till)
Machuca (2004, Chile, Wood)
Magnolia (1999, USA, P.T. Anderson)
Man Dancin' (2003, UK, Stone)
A Man Escaped ("Un condamné à mort s'est échappé" 1956, France, Bresson)
A Man For All Seasons (1966, USA, Zinnemann)
A Man For All Seasons (1988, USA, Heston)
The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1937, UK, Mendes)
The Man Who Planted Trees ("L'Homme qui plantait des arbres" 1987, Canada, Back)
The Man Without A Past ("Mies vailla menneisyyttä" 2002, Finland, Kaurismaki)
Manon of the Spring ("Manon des sources" 1986, France, Berri)
Martin Luther (1953, USA, MacGinnis)
Mary (2005, USA/France/Italy, Ferrara)
Mass Appeal (1984, USA, Jordan)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003, USA, Weir)
Matewan (1987, USA, Sayles)
The Matrix (1999, USA, Wachowski)
Mean Streets (1973, USA, Scorsese)
Meet Joe Black (1998, USA, Brest)
The Merchant Of Venice (2004, USA, Radford)
Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999, France, Besson)
Metropolis (1927, Germany, Lang)
Metropolitan (1990, USA, Stillman)
The Milky Way ("La Voie lactée" 1965, France, Bunuel)
Million Dollar Baby (2004, USA, Eastwood)
Millions (2004, UK, Danny Boyle)
The Miracle (in "L'Amore" 1948, Italy, Rossellini)
Miracle at St. Anna (2008, USA, S. Lee)
The Miracle Maker (2000, UK, Hayes/Sokolov)
The Mirror ("Zerkalo," 1974, USSR, Tarkovsky)
Les Miserables ("Les Miserables du vingtieme siecle" 1995, France, LeLouche)
Les Miserables (1998, UK, August)
Les Miserables (1935, Richard Boleslawski)
The Mission (1986, UK, Joffé)
Mister Moses (1965, USA, Neame)
Molokai: The Story Of Father Damien (1999, Belgium/Australia, Cox)
A Moment of Innocence (1996, Iran, Makhmalbaf)
Monsieur Ibrahim ("Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" 2003, France, Dupeyron)
Monsieur Vincent (1947, France, Cloche)
Monsignor Quixote (1987, UK, Bennett)
Moses (1995, USA, Young)
Most ("The Bridge" 2003, USA, Garabedian)
Mother Teresa ("Madre Teresa" 2003, Spain, Costa)
Mouchette (1967, France, Bresson)
Moulin Rouge (2001, Australia, Luhrmann)
My Night At Maud's ("Ma Nuit chez Maud" 1969, France, Rohmer)
The Nativity Story (2006, USA, Hardwicke)
Nazarin (1958, Mexico, Bunuel)
The Neon Bible (1995, UK, Davies)
The New World (2005, USA, Malick)
The Next Voice You Hear (1950, USA, Wellman)
Nighmare Alley (1947, USA, Goulding)
The Night Of The Hunter (1955, USA, Laughton)
Night of the Shooting Stars ("La Notte di San Lorenzo" 1982, Italy, Taviani)
Nights Of Cabiria ("Le Notti di Cabiria" 1957, Italy, Fellini)
The Ninth Configuration ("Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane" 1980, USA, Blatty)
The Ninth Day ("Der Neunte Tag" 2004, Germany, Schlondorff)
Noëlle (2007, USA, Wall)
Northfork (2003, USA, Polish)
Nostalgia ("Nostalghia" 1983, USSR/Italy, Tarkovsky)
Not Of This World ("Fuori dal mondo" 1999, Italy, Piccioni)
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005, USA, Harron)
The Nun ("La Religieuse" 1966, France, Rivette)
The Nun's Story (1959, USA, Zinnemann)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000, USA, Coen)
Of Gods and Men ("Des Hommes et des dieu" 2010, France, Beauvois)
Oh, God! (1977, USA, Reiner)
On The Waterfront (1954, USA, Kazan)
One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970, UK, Wrede)
One Hundred Nails ("Centochiodi" 2007, Italy, Olmi)
Open City ("Roma, città aperta" 1946, Italy, Rossellini)
Open Your Eyes ("Abre los ojos" 1997, Spain, Amenábar)
Ordet ("The Word" 1955, Denmark, Dreyer)
Ostrov ("Остров" "The Island" 2006, USSR, Lungin)
The Painted Veil (2006, USA, Curran)
Paisan ("Paisà" 1946, Italy, Rossellini)
Pale Rider (1985, USA, Eastwood)
Pan's Labyrinth ("El Laberinto del fauno" 2006, Mexico/Spain, del Toro)
Parable (1964, USA, Forsberg)
Pascali's Island (1988, UK, Dearden)
The Passing of the Third Floor Back (1935, UK, Viertel)
Passion Of Joan of Arc ("La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" 1928, France, Dreyer)
The Passion of the Christ (2004, USA, Gibson)
Personal Velocity (2002, USA, Miller)
Peter and Paul (1981, USA, Day)
Phone Booth (2002, USA, Schumacher)
Pickpocket (1959, France, Bresson)
Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975, Australia, Weir)
Pieces of April (2003, USA, Hedges)
Places in the Heart (1984, USA, Benton)
Possible Films (2004, USA, Hartley)
The Power and the Glory (1961, USA, Daniels)
Prince Caspian (2008, UK/USA, Adamson)
The Prince Of Egypt (1998, USA, Chapman/Hickner/Wells)
The Princess and The Warrior ("Der Krieger und die Kaiserin" 2000, Germany, Tykwer)
Prisoners of the Sun ("Blood Oath" 1990, Australia, Wallace)
The Prodigal (1955, USA, Thorpe)
La Promesse ("The Promise" 1996, Belgium, Dardenne)
Pulp Fiction (1994, USA, Tarantino)
Punch-Drunk Love (2000, USA, Anderson)
Question 7 (1961, USA, Rosenberg)
The Quiet American (1958, USA, Mankiewicz)
The Quiet American (2002, USA, Noyce)
Quo Vadis (1951, Mervyn LeRoy)
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981, USA, Spielberg)
The Rapture (1991, USA, Tolkin)
The Reaping (2007, USA, Hopkins)
Repentance ("Monanieba" "Pokayanie" 1984, USSR, Abuladze)
Requiem (2006, Germany, Schmid)
Requiem For A Dream (2000, USA, Aronofsky)
Resurrection ("Risurrezione" 2001, Italy, Taviani)
Resurrection (1980, USA, Petrie)
Resurrection (1999, USA, Mulcahy)
Return To Me (2000, USA, Hunt)
The Revolt Of Job ("Jób lázadása" 1983, Hungary, Gyöngyössy/Kabay )
La Ricotta (in "RoGoPaG") 1963, Italy, Pasolini)
A River Runs Through It (1992, USA, Redford)
Rivers & Tides (2001, Germany/UK, Riedelsheimer)
The Robe (1953, USA, Koster)
Romero (1989, USA, Duigan)
The Rookie (2002, USA, Hancock)
Rosetta (1999, Belgium, Dardenne)
Run Lola Run ("Lola rennt" 1998, Germany, Tykwer)
The Sacrifice ("Offret" 1986, Sweden, Tarkovsky)
Saint Joan (1957, USA, Preminger)
Saint Ralph (2004, Canada, McGowan)
Salome (1953, USA, Dieterle)
Samson and Delilah (2007, Netherlands, van Eijk)
Sanctuary of Fear ("Father Brown, Detective" 1979, USA, Moxey)
Sansho The Bailiff ("Sanshô dayû" 1954, Japan, Mizoguchi)
Satan Never Sleeps ("Flight From Terror," 1962, UK/USA, McCarey)
Saved! (2004, USA, Dannelly)
Saving Grace (1985, USA, Young)
Say Amen, Somebody (1982, USA, Nierenberg)
The Scarlet And The Black (1983, USA, London)
Schindler's List (1993, USA, Spielberg)
The Sea Inside ("Mar adentro" 2004, Spain, Amenábar)
Secret Sunshine ("Milyang" 2007, South Korea, C. Lee)
Secrets & Lies (1996, UK, Leigh)
Sergeant York (1941, USA, Hawks)
The Seventh Seal ("Det Sjunde inseglet" 1956, Sweden, Bergman)
Shadowlands (1985, UK, Stone)
Shadowlands (1993, UK, Attenborough)
Shake Hands With The Devil (2007, Canada, Spottiswoode)
Shane (1953, USA, Stevens)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994, USA, Darabont)
Sherrybaby (2006, USA, Collyer)
The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968, USA, Anderson)
Shooting Dogs ("Beyond The Gates" 2005, UK, Caton-Jones)
Signs (2002, USA, Shyamalan)
Silence ("Chinmoku" 1971, Japan, Shinoda)
The Silence ("Tystnaden" 1963, Sweden, Bergman)
The Silence of Lorna ("Le Silence de Lorna" 2008, Belgium, Dardenne)
Silent Light ("Stellet licht" 2007, Mexico, Reygadas)
Simon of the Desert ("Simón del desierto" 1965, Mexico, Buñuel)
Sister Act (1992, USA, Ardolino)
The Sixth Sense (1999, USA, Shyamalan)
Sling Blade (1996, USA, Thornton)
Smoke (1995, USA, Wang)
Solaris ("Solyaris" 1972, USSR, Tarkovsky)
Solaris (2002, USA, Soderbergh)
The Son ("Le Fils" 2002, Belgium, Dardenne)
Son Of Man (2006, South Africa, Dornford-May)
Son Of Rambow (2007, UK, Jennings)
The Song of Bernadette (1943, USA, King)
Songs From The Second Floor ("Sånger från andra våningen" 2000, Sweden, Andersson)
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days ("Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage" 2005, Germany, Rothemund)
The Spiral Road (1962, USA, Mulligan)
The Spitfire Grill (1996, USA, Zlotoff)
Stalker ("Сталкер" 1979, USSR, Tarkovsky)
The Stand (1994, USA, Garris)
Star Wars ("A New Hope" 1977, USA, Lucas)
Stars In My Crown (USA, 1950, Tourneur)
The Statement (2003, Canada, Jewison)
The Station Agent (2003, USA, McCarthy)
Stevie (2002, USA, James)
La Strada (1954, Italy, Fellini)
The Straight Story (1999, USA, Lynch)
Strange Cargo (1940, USA, Borzage)
Stranger Than Fiction (2006, USA, Forster)
Stromboli (1949, Italy, Rossellini)
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927, USA, Murnau)
Superman Returns (2006, USA, Singer)
A Tale of Winter (France, Rohmer)
A Taste Of Cherry ("Ta'm e guilass" 1997, Iran/France, Kiarostami)
Tears Of The Sun (2003, USA, Fuqua)
Ten (2002, Iran, Kiarastomi)
The Ten Commandments (1923, USA, DeMille)
The Ten Commandments (1953, USA, DeMille)
Tender Mercies (1983, USA, Beresford)
There Will Be Blood (2007, USA, P.T. Anderson)
Thérèse (1986, France, Cavalier)
A Thief In The Night (1972, USA, Thompson)
The Third Miracle (1999, USA, Holland)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005, USA, Jones)
The Three Colors Trilogy (1993-1994, Poland/France, Kieslowski)
Through A Glass Darkly ("Såsom i en spegel" 1961, Sweden, Bergman)
Time of the Wolf ("Le Temps du loup" 2003, France, Haneke)
To End All Wars (2002, USA, Cunningham)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962, USA, Mulligan)
To Kill A Priest (1988, France, Holland)
Tom & Viv (1994, UK/USA, Gilbert)
Tortilla Soup (2001, USA, Ripoli)
Touch (1997, USA, Schrader)
The Tree of Life (2011, USA, Malick)
The Tree Of Wooden Clogs ("L'albero degli zoccoli," 1978, Italy, Olmi)
The Trial of Joan of Arc ("Procès de Jeanne d'Arc" 1962, France, Bresson)
The Trip To Bountiful (1985, USA, Masterson)
True Confessions (1981, USA, Grosbard)
The Truman Show (1998, USA, Weir)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, USA, Lynch)
Ugetsu ("Ugetsu monogatari" "Tales of Ugetsu" 1953, Japan, Mizoguchi)
Under the Sun of Satan ("Sous le soleil de Satan," 1987, France, Pialat)
Ushpizin (2004, Israel, Dar)
Vanilla Sky (2001, USA, Crowe)
Vanya On 42nd Street (1994, USA, Malle/Gregory)
The Verdict (1982, USA, Lumet)
Vertigo (1958, USA, Hitchcock)
Virgin Spring ("Jungfrukällan" 1959, Sweden, Bergman)
Voyage to Italy ("Viaggio in Italia" 1953, Italy, Rossellini)
Waking Life (2001, USA, Linklater)
Waking Ned Devine (1998, Ireland, Jones)
A Walk To Remember (2002, USA, Shankman)
What Dreams May Come (2998, USA, Ward)
Whistle Down The Wind (1961, UK, Forbes)
The White Rose ("Die Weiße Rose" 1982, Germany, M. Verhoeven)
The Wicker Man (1973, UK, Hardy)
Wild Strawberries ("Smultronstället" 1957, Sweden, Bergman)
The Wind Will Carry Us ("Bad Ma Ra Khahad Bord," 1999, Iran/France, Kiarostami)
Wings Of Desire ("Der Himmel über Berlin" 1987, Germany, Wenders)
Winter Light ("Nattvardsgästerna" 1961, Sweden, Bergman)
Wired To Kill (1986, USA, Schaeffer)
Wise Blood (1979, USA, Huston)
Wit (2001, USA, Nichols)
Witness (1985, USA, Weir)
Woman, Thou Art Loosed (2004, USA, Schultz)
The Woodsman (2004, USA, Kassell)
Wrong Man (1956, USA, Hitchcock)
The Year Of Living Dangerously (1982, Australia, Weir)
You Can Count On Me (2000, USA, Lonergan)
You Can't Take It With You (1938, USA, Capra)