This is a post that I’m creating for a few purposes. First, it will serve as an unofficial checklist for my BAM Awards. I will not hold up the awards in anticipation of seeing these films. A deadline is a deadline. It will help me either define Gray Area films or keep an eye out for undistributed titles. Secondly, this will serve as a back-up to my watchlist on GoWatchIt, which is a great site to get notifications about film releases. I anticipate I’ll update this bi-weekly as I do with films watched and older film posts.
1. The Fifth Season
Played SxSW 2013. Belgian film about a endless winter. Made known to me by Scott E. Weinberg.
2. To the Wonder
New Malick. Ebert’s last review. SOON TO BE VIEWED
3. White Elephant
From Strand Releasing. Look for it on Netflix.
Foreign language film nominee. Missed Theatre N date. Seek out on video.
Only nearby engagements in 2013. Have missed them. For more about qualifying for the BAM Awards read this.
6. 56 Up
Knew it was hitting both Philly and local theaters and didn’t get out to it.
7. Our Children
Heard of it during Oscar-season last year, appears to be hitting screens, at least in the UK.
Heard of it last year at Cannes. Has been at Philadelphia Landmark theater(s) for two weekends and I haven’t been yet.
9. In the House
Heard of Ozon’s latest in late ’12. Have followed some reactions and release dates. Have had three weekends to see it. Haven’t yet.
10. The Dirties
Heard it was picked up by Phase 4 this week in THR.
11. Cody the Robosapien
There’s a one sheet. Not much in the way of release date information as of yet.
12. Dark Frontier
Saw the trailer for this film before watching Deep Dark Canyon.
Was to be my second Redbox freebie recently had my other code not expired.
Heard of Sokurov’s version last year. Currently at Film Forum in NY.
15. Tragedy of Man
I know this hit an New York screen while I was not there. Haven’t heard about it being on video.
The following films are those which are on my GoWatchIt queue as of today (5/15/13):
16. Elles SOON TO BE VIEWED
17. Jack and Diane
18. Dracula 3D
19. In Their Skin
20. Beyond the Hills
21. Antiviral (SOON TO BE VIEWED)
22. Me and You
23. Post Tenebras Lux
25. Good For Nothing
26. Just the Wind
27. Thursday Through Sunday
28. Father’s Chair
29. I Killed My Mother SOON TO BE VIEWED
The following are selections based on Larry Richman’s top picks of 2012.
30. Stuck in Love
31. Vanishing Waves
32. Una Noche
34. The Hunt SOON TO BE VIEWED
35. DELETED – DUPLICATE
36. Apartment in Athens
37. Tio Papi
38. The Playroom SOON TO BE VIEWED
39. I Declare War
40. Funeral Kings
41. Electrick Children SOON TO BE VIEWED
And a random one I just called which stars a BAM Nominee from last year for Best Original Song, Troye Sivan.
43. Spud 2: The Madness Continues
The following title was made known to me by frequent reader/commenter Connie:
44. La Jaula de Oro
The following titles are ones I hear much buzz about recently in general or out of Cannes:
45. Frances Ha
46. Stories We Tell
47. Blue is the Warmest Color
48. Inside Llewyn Davies
51. Ilo Ilo
52. The Past
53. The Kings of Summer
54. The Place Beyond the Pines
55. What Maisie Knew
56. Ginger and Rosa
57. Satellite Boy
59. The To Do List
60. Fruitvale Station
61. Only God Forgives
62. Chennai Express
63. Blue Jasmine
64. Standing Up
66. Horrid Henry: The Movie
67. The Human Promise
68. Hannah Arendt
69. Child’s Pose SOON TO BE WATCHED
70. The Rocket
71. Blancanieves SOON TO BE WATCHED
72. The Weight of Elephants
73. The Wicker Man (1973) Extended Cut
75. The Double
76. Staten Island Summer
77. Leap 4 Your Life
78. Headlong (Corps Perdu)
79. The Art of the Steal
79. Grand Piano
80. Slow West
81. Beyond the Heavens
83. As I Lay Dying
84. The Lost Medallion SOON TO BE WATCHED
85. Category 8
86. The Fall
87. Side Effects SOON TO BE WATCHED
88. Child of God
89. The Short Game SOON TO BE WATCHED
90. The Contest SOON TO BE WATCHED
91. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair
Yes, I know the odds are I won’t miss this one. However, not only do I plan for many of these titles to crossover into next year (and beyond) but this is the film I wanted next.
92. The Borgman
94. Concrete Night
95. Rhymes for Young Ghouls
96. WNUF Halloween Special
97. Chennai Express
100. Into the Woods
102. Crystal Fairy
103. Prince Avalanche
See also: John Waters’ Best of 2013 list.
and Cahiers du Cinema for more options.