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MOVIES SEEN IN 2009 (updated)

(R=reviewed; CS=CineScene, R-V=Rendez-vous with French Cinema, FCS=Film Comment Selects, ND/NF= New Directors, New Films, NYFF=New York Film Festival, Nfx=Netflix)

Éric Rohmer -- a brief appreciation

LISTS:
Best French Films of the decade 2000-2009

Chris Knipp IMDb review index.
CK FSLC Filmleaf Rendez-Vous 2009 review index.
CK Cinescene review index.

INDEX TO 2009 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS ON FILMLEAF:

Anichrist (Lars von Trier 2009)
Around a Small Mountain (Jacques Rivette 2009)
Art of the Steal, The (Don Argott 2009)
Bluebeard (Catherine Breillat 2009)
Crossroads of Youth (An Jong-hwa 1934)
Eccentricities of a Blond Hair Girl 2009)
Everyone Else (Maren Ade 2009)
Ghost Town (Zhao Dayong 2009)
Hadewijch (Bruno Dumont 2009)
Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Inferno' (Bomberg, Medea 2009)
Independencia (Raya Martin 2009)
Kanikosen (Sabu 2009)
Lebanon (Samuel Maoz 2009)
Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz 2009)
Min Ye; Tell Me... (Soulaymane Cisse 2009)
Mother (Bong Joon-ho 2009)
Mummy, The (Shadi Abdel Salam 1969)
Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa 2009)
Pier Paolo Pasolini The Rage of Pasolinii (Pasolini, Bertolucci, 1963, 2008)
Police, Adjective (Porumboliu (2009)
Precious (Lee Daniels 2009)
Room and a Half (Khrzharnovsky 2009)
Sweet Grass (Barbash, Taylor 2009)
Sweet Rush (Andrzej Wajda 2009)
To Die As a Man (Rodrigues 2009)
Trash Humpers (Harmony Korine 2009)
Vincere (Marco Bellocchio 2009)
White Material (Claire Denis 2009)
White Ribbon, The (Michael Haneke 2009)
Wild Grass (Alain Resnais 2009)


INDEX TO RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA 2009 REVIEWS ON FILMLEAF:

35 SHOTS OF RUM (CLAIRE DENIS 2008)
APPRENTICE, THE (SAMUEL COLLARDEY 2008)
BEACHES OF AGNES, THE (AGNES VARDA 2008)
BELLAMY (CLAUDE CHABROL 2009)
CHANGE OF PLANS (DANIELLE THOMPSON 2009)
EDEN IS WEST (COSTA-GAVRAS (2009)
GIRL FROM MONACO, THE (ANNE FONTAINE 2008)
GIRL ON THE TRAIN, THE (ANDRE TECHINE 2009)
JOY OF SINGING,THE (ILAN DURAN COHEN 2008)
MESRINE, PART 1 (JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET 2008)
MESRINE, PART 2 (JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET 2008)
OTHER ONE, THE (PATRICK MARIO BERNARD, PIERRE TRIVIDIC 2008)
PARIS 36 (CHRISTOPHE BARRATIER 2008)
SERAPHINE (MARTIN PROVOST 2008)
STELLA (SYLVIE VERHEYDE 2008)
VERSAILLES (PIERRE SCHOELLER 2008)
VILLA AMALIA (BENOIT JACQUOT 2009)
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MYSELF (FRANCOIS DUPEYRON 2008)

INDEX TO OTHER REVIEWS:


12 (Nikita Mikhalkov 2007) R
17 Again (Burr Steers 2009) R
$9.99 (Tatia Rosenthal 2008) R
(500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb 2009) R
2012 (Roland Emmmerich 2009)
À l’aventure (Jean-Claude Brisseau 2008) FCS
Adam (Max Mayer 2009) R
Adoration (Atopm Egoyan 2009) R
Adventureland (Greg Mottola 2009) C-S
Affaire Farewell, L' (Christian Carion 2009) Paris
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (Sacha Gervasi 2009)
Armored (Nimrod Antal 2009) R
August Evening (Chris Eska 2008) R
Avatar (James Cameron 2009) R
Away We Go (Sam Mendes 2009) R
Baader Meinhof Complex (Uli Edel 2008) R
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog 2009) R
Bandslam (Todd Graff 2009) R
Belle Personne, La (Christophe Honoré 2008) BAMcinematek
Better Things (Duane Watson 2008) FCS
Bird Song (Albert Serra 2008) Anthology Film Archives
Bright Star (Jane Campion 2009) R
Brothers (Jim Sheridan 2009) R
Brothers Bloom, The (Rian Johnson 2009) R
Brüno (Larry Charles 2009) R
California Company Town (Lee Anne Schmitt 2008) R
Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore 2009)
Cold Souls (Sophie Barthes 2009) C-S
Chéri (Stephen Frears 2009) C-S
Collapse (Chris Smith 2009) R
Confessions of a Shopaholic, The (P.J. Hogan 2009)
Coraline (Henry Selick 2009)
Country Teacher, The (Bohdan Sláma 2009) R
Cove, The (Louie Psihoyos 2009) R
Crazy Heart (Scott Cooper 2009) R
Dance, La: The Paris Opera Ballet (Frederick Wiseman 2009)
Defiance (Edward Zwick 2009) R
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (Marc Lawrence 2009)
Disgrace (Steve Jacobs 2009) C-S
District 9 (Neill Blomokamp 2009) C-S
Divo, Il (Paolo Sorrentino 2008)
Departures (Yôjirô Takita 2008) R
Disgrace (Steve Jacobs 2009) C-S
Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi 2009) R
Duplicity (Tony Gilrow 2009)
Dylan Speaks: The 1965 Press Converence in San Francisco Nfx
Easy Virtue (Stephan Elliot 2009)
Education, An (Lone Scherfig 2009)
English Surgeon, The (Geoffrey Smith 2009) R
Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell 2008) R
Every Little Step (Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern 2009) R
Examined Life (Astra Taylor 2008) R
Extract (Mike Judge 2009) R
Fabio Montale (with Alain Delon 2002, 2 discs) Nfx
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson 2009)
Fast and Furious (Justin Lin 2009) F
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold 2009)
Fitting Tribute, A (Daniel Cormack 2007) R
Flame and Citron (Ole Christian Madsen 2009) R
Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner 2008) R
Fragments (Rowan Woods 2008) R
Frontier of Dawn, The (La Frontière de l’aube, Philippe Garrel 2008) FCS
Funny People (Judd Apatow 2009) R
Girlfriend Experience, The (Steven Soderbergh 2009) C-S
Goodbye, Solo (Ramin Bahrani 2009) C-S
Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander 2009) R
Happily Ever Afters (Stephen Burke 2009) Paris
He Walked by Night (Alfred L.Werker 1948) cck DVD
He’s Just Not That Into You (Ken Kwapis 2009) R
Herb and Dorothy (Megumi Sasaki 2008) R
Hôtel des Amériques (André Téchiné 1981) Nfx R
How About You (Anthony Byrne 2007)
Humpday (Lynn Shelton 2009) R
Hunger (Steve McQueen 2008) NYFF
Hurt Locker, The (Kathryn Bigelow 2009) R
I Love You, Man (John Hamburg 2009) R
In the Loop (Armando Iannucci 2009) R
International, The (Tom Tykwer 2009) C-S
Invictus (Clint Eastwood 2009)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino 2009) R
Is Anybody There? (John Crowley 2009) R
It's Complicated (Nancy Meyers 2009) R
Jericho (TV series, Chbosky, Schaer, Steinberg et al. 2006-08) R
Jerichow (Christian Pezold 2008) FCS
Julie & Julia (Nora Ephron 2009) C-S
Katalin Varga (Peter Strickland 2009)
Katyn (Andrzej Wajda 2007) R
Lake Tahoe (Fernando Eimbcke 2008) FCS
Last Chance Harvey (Joel Hopkins 2009) R
Lemon Tree (Eran Riklis 2008)) R
Limits of Control, The (Jim Jarmusch 2009) R
Loren Cass (Chris Fuller 2006) R
Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre, Luc Dardenne 2009) R
Mad Men (TV series, Seasons 1 & 2), Created by Matthew Weiner, 2007-8)
Mademoiselle Chambon (Stéphane Brizé 2009) Paris
Maid, The/La Nana (Sebastian Silva 2009) Paris
Me and Orson Wellse (Richard Linklater 2009) R
Messenger, The (Oren Moverman 2009)
Must Read After My Death (Morgan Dews 2007) R
Moon, (Duncan Jones 2009) R
Notorious (George Tilman Jr. 2009) R
One-Zero/Wahed-Sefr Kamla Abu Zekry 2009) - LFF
O'Horton (Bent Hamer 2007) R
Ordinary Boys (Chicos normales, Daniel Hernánedez 2008) ND/NF
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (Ratzkoff, Jhally 2004) YouTube R
Perfect Getaway, A (David Twohy 2009) R
Pirate Radio (AKA The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis 2009)
Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The (Rebecca Miller 2009) R
Prophet, A/Un prophète (Jacques Audiard 2009) Paris
Proposal, The (Anne Fletcher) R
Public Enemies (Michael Mann 2009) C-S
Red Cliff (John Woo 2009)
Rendition (Gavin Hood 2007) DVD R
Revanche (Götz Spielmann 2008) FCS
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes 2008) C-S
Road, The (John Hillcoat 2009) R
Rudo y Cursi (Carlos Cuarón 2008)
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (Stephen Kijak 2009) R
Serious Man, A (Ethan, Joel Coen 2009) C-S
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie 2009)
Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga 2009)
A Single Man (Tom Ford 2009) R
Skins (BBC TV series 2007-2008) Nfx DVDs
Soloist, The (Joe Wright 2009) C-S
Somers Town (Shane Meadows 2008) R
Song of Sparrows, The (Majid Majidi 2008) R
Star Trek (J.J. Abrams 2009)
State of Play (Kevin Macdonald 2009)
Still Walking (Hirakazu Koreeda 2009) R
Street Dreams (Chris Zamoscianyk 2009) R
Sugar (Ryan Fleck 2009) R
Surveillance (Jennifer Chambers Lynch 2008) R
Taken (Pierre Morel 2009) R
Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The (Tony Scott 2009) R
Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee 2009) R
Terminator Salvation (McG 2009)
Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola 2009) R
Thirst (Park Chan-wook 2009)
This Is It (Kenny Ortega 2009) R
Tokyo! (Michel Gondry, Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho 2008) C-S
Twilight Saga, The: New Moon (Chris Weitz 2009)
Tyson (James Toback 2009) C-S
Two Lovers (James Gray 2009) C-S
Up (Peted Docter, Bob Peterson 2009) C-S
Up in the Air (Jason Reitman 2009) R
Valentino: The Last Emperor (Matt Tyrnauer 2009) R
Valkyrie ( Bryan Singer 2008) R
Vanished Empire, The (Karen Shakhnazarov 2008) R
Waltz with Bashir (Ari Forman 2008)
We Need a Vacation (Fais-moi des vacances, Didier Bevec 2003) Nfx
Week Alone, A (Una semana solos, Celina Murga 2008) FCS
Whatever Works (Woody Allen 2009) R
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze 2009) R
Woman in Berlin, A (Max Färberböck 2008) R
World's Greatest Dad (Bobcat Goldthwait 2009) R
Year One (Harold Ramis 2009) R
Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallée 2009)
Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta 2009) R
Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Aviva Kempner 2009) R

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2010
Book of Eli, The (Albert and Allen Hughes 2010) R
Daybreakers (Michael and Peter Spierig 2010) R
Extraordinary Measures (Tom Vaughan 2010) R
Lovely Bones, The (Peter Jackson 2010) R

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