Skip to content

Films I Viewed in 2020

(SB)=seen before

All films not in English were viewed in the original language with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

Additional dates that are blank mean that the viewing was, unfortunately, across several days, either due to technical problems or physical exhaustion on my part. If a DVD contains deleted scenes, I typically view them before any additional features, but do not include them separately.

1/1 – Doctor Who: Priest of Death (Paddy Russell, 1966 [2014 Loose Cannon reconstruction]) 8
1/7 – Doctor Who: Bell of Doom (Paddy Russell, 1966 [2014 Loose Cannon reconstruction]) 9
1/9 – Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story (Haraf ‘Haz’ Dulull, 2018) 8
“… – Justice League Unlimited: Initiation (Joaquim Dos Santos, 2004) 8
1/11 – Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (Michael Almereyda, 2015) [conclusion] 10
1/12 – The Making of Experimenter (2015) 7
“… – Understanding Stanley Milgram: An Interview with Joel Milgram (2015) 8
“… – Designing Experimenter (2015) 7
“… – Melody Time (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, 1948) [“Little Toot” to partway through “Pecos Bill” [censored]]
1/13 – East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story (David McMahon, Sarah Burns, 2020) 9 [premiere]
1/14 – The Most Bizarre Bible Story (DarkMatter2525, 2019) 7
“… – Melody Time (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, 1948) [conclusion [censored]] 8
“… – The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016) 10
1/15 – Alex in Wonderland (Paul Mazursky, 1970) [to 1:27:13]
1/16 – Alex in Wonderland (Paul Mazursky, 1970) [conclusion] 9
1/18 – Farmyard Symphony (Jack Cutting, 1933/8) 7
1/20 – The Love Witch [ audio commentary recorded and produced by director Anna Biller, this commentary features Biller in conversation with cinematographer M. David Mullen, star Samantha Robinson, and actor/producer Jared Sanford ] [to 1:08:20]
1/22 – The Love Witch [ audio commentary ] [conclusion]
1/24 – The Night They Raided Minsky’s (William Friedkin, 1968) [to 12:24–zonked]
1/25 – The Night They Raided Minsky’s (William Friedkin, 1968) 8
1/26 – The Angry Video Game Nerd: HongKong1997 (James Rolfe, 2015) 9 (SB)
1/29 – Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, 1959) 10 (SB)
“… – Emily Osment music video: “Once Upon a Dream” 5
“… – What Ever Happened to Pink Floyd? The Strange Case of Gilmour & Waters/Pink Floyd: The Wall – Before and After: a Modern Review (Alex Westbrook, 2011) 7
1/30 – When the Wall Came Down: The Wall Live in Berlin (Alex Wesrbrook, 2011) 7
“… – Disney Descendants (Kenny Ortega, 2015) [to 44:41] (SB)
“… – Disney Descendants (Kenny Ortega, 2015) [conclusion] 8 (SB)

2/1 – Dove Cameron: Genie in a Bottle (Jay Martin, 2016) 8
“… #Mal (2015) 7
“… Mimal the Elf (James Rolfe, 2017) 8
2/2 – Behind the Scenes of The Love Witch with Director Anna Biller 7
“… – Interview with M. David Mullen, A.S.C. Cinematographer of “The Love Witch” 7
“… – Samantha Robinson Dance Audition 8
2/3 – Casey Bats Again (Jack Kinney, 1954) 7
“… – Donald Applecore (Jack Hannah, 1952) 7
“… – The Love Witch: Deleted and Extended Scenes
2/4 – Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Jack Hannah, 1952) 6
“… – Star Wars: The Musical (Jeffrey Gee Chin, 2014) 7
“… – Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition (Paul DeNigris, 2013) 6
“… – The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston, 2018) 8
2/8 – Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999) 10 (SB)
2/14 – The Wizard of Speed and Time (Mike Jittlov, 1979 [short]) 9 (SB)
2/17 – Reazione a catena (Ecologia del delitto) [Chain Reaction (Ecology of the Crime)]/A Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve/Carnage (Mario Bava, 1971) 9
2/18 – Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992 (Dagmar Schultz, 2012) [only second half with subtitles; about :33-:36 skipped in the switchover] 8
“… – Dark Shadows #30 (John Sedwick, 1966) 9
“… – Dark Shadows #31 (John Sedwick, 1966) 8
2/20 – Disney Descendants 2 (Kenny Ortega, 2017) 9 (SB)
2/21 – Under the Sea: A Descendants Short Story (Haraf ‘Haz’ Dulull, 2018) 8 (SB)
“… – Disney Descendants 3 (Kenny Ortega, 2019) 9
2/24 – Alex in Wonderland [ audio commentary by director Paul Mazursky (2011) ] [to 27:21]
2/26 – Dark Shadows #32 (John Sedwick, 1966) 8
2/27 – Dark Shadows #33 (John Sedwick, 1966) 8

3/2 – Little Women (Peter Webster, Brian Large, 2001) 10
3/3 – Alex in Wonderland [ audio commentary by director Paul Mazursky (2011) ] [to about 45 minutes in]
3/4 – Alex in Wonderland [ audio commentary by director Paul Mazursky (2011) ] [conclusion]
3/10 – The Critic (Ernest Pintoff, 1963) 8 (SB)
“… – Applesauce (Onur Tukel, 2015) 8
3/11 – Applesauce deleted scenes and blooper reel
“… – Applesauce [ audio commentary by director Onur Tukel ]
3/17 – The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967) [to 52:55]
3/19 – The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967) [conclusion] 8
“… – Deleted Scene: The Lost Character – Rocky the Rhino 7
“… – Introduction by Diane Disney Miller 5
“… – Disneypedia: Junglemania! 6
“… – Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) 9
“… – The Making of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (2011) 7
3/21 – Poliziotto superpiù/Supersnooper/Super Fuzz (Sergio Corbucci, 1980) 7 [English] [squeezed by PotPlayer defaults] (SB)
“… – My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007) 10 (SB)
3/25 – This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) 9
3/26 – Doctor Who: The Steel Sky (Michael Imison, 1966) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Plague (Michael Imison, 1966) 8
3/27 – Doctor Who: The Return (Michael Imison, 1966) 8
“… – Doctor Who: The Bomb (Michael Imison, 1966) 8
“… – All’s Wells That Ends Wells (Thomas Guerrier, 2011) 7
“… – One Hit Wonder (Thomas Guerrier, 2011) 7
“… – Riverside Story (Thomas Guerrier, 2011) 8
3/28 – The Ark: Photo Gallery (Paul Shields, 2010) 8
“… – French Cancan (Jean Renoir, 1955) 9
3/30 – The Angry Video Game Nerd: Aladdin Deck Enhancer (James Rolfe, 2019) 8
“… – The Angry Video Game Nerd: Raid 2020 (James Rolfe, 2020) 9
“… – War… छोड़ ना यार/War… Chhod Na Yaar/Quit the War, Dude/War… (Faraz Haider, 2013) 9
3/31 – Pat the NES Punk AVGN Reviews The Adventures of Gilligan’s Island (James Rolfe, 2016) 5
“… – Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985) 9 (SB)

4/1 – Back to the Future Deleted Scenes
“… – Back to the Future Deleted Scenes [ audio commentary by writer/producer Bob Gale ]
“… – The Making of Back to the Future (Les Mayfield, 1985) 7
“… – The Angry Nintendo Nerd Presents Back to the Future (James Rolfe, 2006) 8
“… – Pat the NES Punk AVGN Reviews SkyKid (James Rolfe, 2013) 6
“… – James & Mike Mondays: SkyKid (James Rolfe, 2016) 7
“… – Man of a Thousand Faces (Joseph Pevney, 1957) 8
4/2 – 지구를 지켜라!/Jigureul jikyeora!/Save the Green Planet! (Joon-hwan Jang, 2003) 7

[laptop cord failure 4/6; replaced 4/19]

4/20 – Wonder Woman: Judgment from Outer Space (Alan Crosland, 1977) 9
“…. – Wonder Woman: The Conclusion of Judgment from Outer Space (Alan Crosland, 1977) 9
4/22 – Wonder Woman: Formula 407 (Herb Wallerstein, 1977) 7 (SB)
“…. – Wonder Woman: The Bushwackers (Stuart Margolin, 1977) 8 (SB)
“…. – Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman in Hollywood (Bruce Bilson, 1977) 8 (SB)

[earbud got lodged in ear and had to go to ER; must replace before further viewing]

4/23 – 九层妖塔/Jiu ceng yao ta/Nine-Story Demon Tower/Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (Lu Chuan, 2015) [disc kept shutting off at 1:01:51 even after several washes]
4/24 – Beauty, Brawn and Bulletproof Bracelets: A Wonder Woman Retrospective (2004) 7
4/26 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: The Return of Wonder Woman (Alan Crosland, 1977) 7
4/27 – Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor, 2013) 8
4/28 – Exclusive Look – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2013) 6
“….. – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Anschluss ’77 (Alan Crosland, 1977) 7
“….. – Flower Drum Song (Henry Koster, 1961) 9
“….. – A Classic Evolves: From Print to Stage to Screen (Jamie Willett, 2006) 7
4/29 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: The Man Who Could Move the World (Bob Kelljan, 1977) 8 (SB)
“….. – Dark Shadows #34 (Lela Swift, 1966) 9
“….. – Dark Shadows #35 (Lela Swift, 1966) 9
4/30 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: The Bermuda Triangle Crisis (Seymour Robbie, 1977) 7
“….. – Tout en haut du monde/Long Way North (Rémi Chayé, 2015) 8

5/2 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Knockout (Seymour Robbie, 1977) 7 (SB?)
5/3 – Once Upon a Time: That Still Small Voice (Paul Edwards, 2011) 10 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: The Shepherd (Victor Nelli, 2011) 9 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (David M. Barrett, 2011) 9 (SB)
5/4 – Once Upon a Time: Desperate Souls (Michael Waxman, 2012) 9 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: True North (Dean White, 2012) 9
“… – Once Upon a Time: 7:15 AM (Ralph Hemecker, 2012) 9 (SB)
5/5 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: The Pied Piper (Alan Crosland, 1977) 8 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (Bryan Spicer, 2012) 9 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: Skin Deep (Milan Cheylov, 2012) 10 (SB)
5/7 – Once Upon a Time: What Happened to Frederick (Dean White, 2012) 9 (SB)
5/8 – Once Upon a Time: Dreamy (David Solomon, 2012) 10 (SB)
5/9 – Faces of the East: Casting Flower Drum Song (2006) 7
“… – The Songs of Flower Drum Song (2006) 7
“… – An All-Access Pass to the Sets and Costumes of Flower Drum Song (2006) 7
“… – The Legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2006) 7
“… – Disney Descendants 3 deleted scenes
“… – Disney Descendants 3 bloopers
5/10 – Once Upon a Time: Red-Handed (Ron Underwood, 2012) 10 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: Heart of Darkness (Dean White, 2012) 9 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: Hat Trick (Ralph Hemecker, 2012) 9
5/12 – Once Upon a Time: The Stable Boy (Dean White, 2012) 10 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: The Return (Paul Edwards, 2012) 10 (SB)
5/13 – Once Upon a Time: The Stranger (Gwyneth Horder-Payton, 2012) 10 (SB)
5/15 – Once Upon a Time: An Apple as Red as Blood (Milan Cheylov, 2012) 10 (SB)
“… – Once Upon a Time: A Land Without Magic (Dean White, 2012) 10
5/21 – Visiting the Last Blockbuster Video (James Rolfe, 2020) 6
“….. – Flower Drum Song [Feature Commentary with Actress Nancy Kwan and Film Historian Nick Redman (2006)] [to 1:53:13]
5/22 –
“….. – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: The Queen and the Thief (Jack Arnold, 1977) 7
“….. – Fairy Tales in the Modern World 7
“….. – Building a Character 8
“….. – Welcome to Storybrooke 8
“….. – The Story I Remember… Snow White 8
“….. – Fairest Bloopers of Them All
5/23 – Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season Deleted Scenes
“…. – The Snowman (Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami, 1982) 9 (SB)
“…. – Alternate Introduction from David Bowie
5/25 – Niagara Motel (Gary Yates, 2005) 8
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Broken (Ralph Hemecker, 2012) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: We Are Both (Dean White, 2012) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Lady of the Lake (Milan Cheylov, 2012) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Crocodile (David Solomon, 2012) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Doctor (Paul A. Edwards, 2012) 9
5/26 – Once Upon a Time: Tallahassee (David M. Barrett, 2012) 8
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Child of the Moon (Anthony Hemingway, 2012) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Into the Deep (Ron Underwood, 2012) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Queen of Hearts (Ralph Hemecker, 2012) 10
5/28 – Once Upon a Time: The Cricket Game (Dean White, 2013) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Outsider (David Solomon, 2012) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: In the Name of the Brother (Milan Cheylov, 2013) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Tiny (Guy Ferland, 2013) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Manhattan (Dean White, 2013) 10
5/31 – Once Upon a Time: The Queen Is Dead (Gwyneth Horder-Payton, 2012) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Miller’s Daughter (Ralph Hemecker, 2013) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Welcome to Storybrooke (David M. Barrett, 2013) 10

6/1 – Once Upon a Time: Selfless, Brave, and True (Ralph Hemecker, 2013) 10

Currently have from library:
[NYPL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to ten renewals (if no holds)
Bkyln PL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to 15 (formerly 99) renewals (if no holds)
Queens Library policy: Three days, three renewals for feature DVDs, one week for TV seasons; hence third choice]

[This list will not change while the libraries remain closed on account of COVID-19.]

NYPL:

九层妖塔/Jiu ceng yao ta/Nine-Story Demon Tower/Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (Lu Chuan, 2015)
Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011)
Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection I (Lela Swift, John Sedwick, 1966)
Doctor Who: The Ark (Michael Imison, 1966) [interlibrary loan]
Flower Drum Song (Henry Koster, 1961)
The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
Poliziotto superpiù/Super Snooper/Super Fuzz (Sergio Corbucci, 1980) [English, Spanish, or French-dubbed; no Italian version]
Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor, 2013)
Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore, 2012) [had many copies out of the library, but all damaged so far]

Bklyn:

Ecologia del delitto [Ecology of the Crime]/Reazione a catena [Chain Reaction]/A Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve/Carnage (Mario Bava, 1971)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015) [had many copies out of the library, but all damaged so far]
Tout en haut du monde/Long Way North (Rémi Chayé, 2015)
Man of a Thousand Faces (Joseph Pevney, 1957)
This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963)
War… छोड़ ना यार/War Chhod Na Yaar/Quit the War, Dude/War… (Faraz Haider, 2013)

Hold requests:
(not all of these are currently on hold; some I had out and were unreadable by my drive (I got a new drive in January), and some I did not see and was unable to renew because other people had placed holds)

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (George Pal, 1964)
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011)
The Beast Must Die! (Paul Annett, 1972) [froze and shut off 15 seconds in–requested library buy a replacement]
The Bells of St. Mary’s (Leo McCarey, 1945)
Blade (Stephen Norrington, 1998)
Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos (Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, 1942)/The Three Caballeros (Norman Ferguson, 1943) [broken]
Carousel (Henry King, 1956) [assuming public library can order more copies]
Coco (Lee Unkrich, 2017) [scratched–kept freezing and skipping]
Doctor Who: Lost in Time – The William Hartnell Years (Douglas Camfield, Derek Martinus, Michael Leeston-Smith, Bill Sellars, Christopher Barry, Julia Smith, 1965/1966)
Elektra (Rob Bowman, 2005) [would not start]
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008)
太子妃升职记/Tai zi fei sheng zhi ji/The Crown Princess Promotion/Go Princess Go (Haozhe Lü, 2015) [Chinese subtitles only]
極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU/Gokudō kyōfu dai-gekijō: Gozu/Yakuza Horror Theatre: Cow’s Head/Gozu (Takashi Miike, 2003)
The House That Would Not Die (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1970)
It’s Always Fair Weather (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1955) [It will be a miracle if a disc this scratched plays.]
The Jerk (Carl Gottlieb, 1979)
Kim Possible (Adam Stein, Zack Lipovsky, 2019)
Moonwalkers (Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, 2015)
Strefa nagosci/Nude Area (Urszula Antoniak, 2014) [copy was scratched beyond belief–was popped off center tab on a regular basis]
The Paleface (Norman Z. McCloud, 1948)
Les Parents Terribles (Jean Cocteau, 1948)
財叔之橫掃千軍/Coi Suk Zi Waang Sou Cin Gwan/Uncle’s Sweeping Thousands/The Raid (Hark Tsui, Siu-Tung Ching, 1991)
Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011) [NYPL owns four copies with many holds–hold canceled by NYPL 4/20/19]
Repeat Performance (Alfred L. Werker, 1947) [asked NYPL to order Film Collector’s Society of America edition]
Samsara (Ron Fricke, 2011)
千と千尋の神隠し/Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Thousand and Great Depth’s Mysterious Disappearance/Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
The Swimmer (Frank Perry, 1968)
[disc looks about as good as library copies get, but I couldn’t get it to start after dozens of tries over several days]
Los Cronocrimens/Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalondo, 2009)
Uncertain Glory (Raoul Walsh, 1944)

Want to put on hold when the library allows again:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb, 2014)
Bell, Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, 2014)
Ostře sledované vlaky/Closely Watched Trains (Jiří Menzel, 1966)
Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection II (Lela Swift, John Sedwick, 1966)
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters (Rex Tucker, 1966)
The First Part of Henry the Sixth (Jane Howell, 1983)
Frozen II (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, 2019)
Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989)
Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, 2014)
Man of Steel (Zack Snyder, 2013)
Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993)
Ophelia (Claire McCarthy, 2018)
기생충/Gisaengchung/Helminth/Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019)
Gycklarnas afton/The Evening of the Jesters/Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (J. J. Abrams, 2019)
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (David Lynch, 2017)
The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles, 2019)
The World of Suzie Wong (Richard Quine, 1960)
Welt am Draht/World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn, 2011)

%d bloggers like this: