Reviewed Movies & Shows

Narrative Features

0.5 mm (Ando, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
10,000 KM (Marques-Marcet, 2014) – MVFF 2014
12 Years a Slave (McQueen, 2013)
27°C Loaf Rocks (Lin, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
About Time (Curtis, 2013)
Adore (Fontaine, 2013)
Advantageous (Phang, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
American Dreams in China (Chan, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
American Hustle (Russell, 2013)
American Sniper (Eastwood, 2014)
American Zombie (Lee, 2007) – CAAMFest 2014
Amnesia (Schroeder, 2015) – MVFF 2015
Amour (Haneke, 2012)
Arabani (Adwan, 2013) – SVJFF 2014
As You Are (Joris-Peyrafitte, 2016) – Sundance 2016
As You Were (Liao, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Atomic Heart (Ahmadzade, 2014) – CAAMFest 2016
Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Blind (Vogt, 2013) – Sundance 2014
Blue Jasmine (Allen, 2013)
A Borrowed Identity (Riklis, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Bota (Elezi & Logoreci, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Brahmin Bulls (Pailoor, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
Certain Women (Reichardt, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Chicken with Plums (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2011)
Cicada (Yamada, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Coherence (Ward Byrkit, 2013)
El Cordero (Francisco Olea, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
The Counselor (Scott, 2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (Vallée, 2013)
Damsels in Distress (Stillman, 2011)
Divergent (Burger, 2014)
Don Jon (Gordon-Levitt, 2013)
Drawing the Tiger (Benson & Squire, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016
The East (Batmanglij, 2013)
Elephant (Van Sant, 2003)
The End of the Tour (Ponsoldt, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
Far From Men (Oelhoffen, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Mahmoudi, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi, 2006)
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (Nguyen, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
For a Woman (Kurys, 2013) – SVJFF 2014
Frances Ha (Baumbach, 2013)
Frank (Abrahamson, 2013) – Sundance 2014
Freeheld (Sollett, 2015) – SFFS Special Screening
The Free World (Lew, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Frozen (Buck & Lee, 2013)
Funny Money (Do, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
Fury (Ayer, 2014)
The Girl King (Kaurismäki, 2015)
The Girl in the Book (Cohn, 2015) – MVFF 2015
Good Men, Good Women (Hou, 1995) – ilovewongkarwai
Goodfellas (Scorcese, 1990)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson, 2014)
The Grandmaster (Wong, 2013)
Gravity (Cuarón, 2013)
H. (Attieh & Garcia, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Hellion (Candler, 2014) – Sundance 2014
Her (Jonze, 2013)
Hill of Freedom (Hong, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence, 2013)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Waititi, 2016) – Sundance 2016
I Origins (Cahill, 2014) – Sundance 2014
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen & Coen, 2013)
It Happened in Saint-Tropez (Thompson, 2013) – SVJFF 2014
Jamie Marks Is Dead (Smith, 2014) – Sundance 2014
Jauja (Alonso, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
The Kindergarten Teacher (Lapid, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (Zellner & Zellner, 2014) – Sundance 2014
The Lego Movie (Lord & Miller, 2014)
Life after Beth (Baena, 2014) – Sundance 2014
Love Arcadia (Gan, 2015) – CAAMFest 2015
Lucy (Besson, 2014)
Magical Girl (Vermut, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Mardan (Ghobadi, 2014) – MVFF 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Gomez-Rejon, 2015)
Mi Amiga del Parque (Katz, 2015) – Sundance 2016
Moomins on the Riviera (Picard & Hemilä)
Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012)
Morris from America (Hartigan, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Much Ado About Nothing (Fernández Almendras, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Mr. Holmes (Condon, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
Mr. Turner (Leigh, 2014)
Murder in Pacot (Peck, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
My Dog Tulip (Fierlinger & Fierlinger, 2009)
Nebraska (Payne, 2013)
Nena (Diesing, 2014) – MVFF 2015
Nobody Walks (Russo-Young, 2012)
Nuoc 2030 (Nguyen-Vo, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Oldboy (Park, 2003)
The Overnight (Brice, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
Pali Road (Lim, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016
Partners in Crime (Chang, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
The Past (Farhadi, 2013)
Persepolis (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2007)
Philomena (Frears, 2013)
A Picture of You (Chan, 2013) – CAAMFest 2014
Ping Pong Summer (Tully, 2014) – Sundance 2014
The Place Beyond the Pines (Cianfrance, 2012)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (Gannaway, 2014)
The Postman’s White Nights (Konchalovskiy, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Primer (Carruth, 2004)
Princess (Shalom-Ezer, 2014) – MVFF 2015
Rabbit Hole (Mitchell, 2010)
Red Amnesia (Wang, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Rushmore (Anderson, 1998)
Rust and Bone (Audiard, 2012)
Sand Dollars (Cárdenas & Guzmán, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
The Second Mother (Muylaert, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Scafaria, 2012)
The Sessions (Lewin, 2012)
She Lights Up Well (Wu, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
The Short Game (Greenbaum, 2013)
Short Term 12 (Cretton, 2013)
Smashed (Ponsoldt, 2012)
Snowpiercer (Bong, 2013)
Soleils (Delahaye & Kouyaté, 2014) – MVFF 2014
Song One (Barker-Froyland, 2014) – Sundance 2014
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Rothemund, 2005)
The Spectacular Now (Ponsoldt, 2013)
Standing Aside, Watching (Servetas, 2013) – SFIFF 2014
Stations of the Cross (Brüggemann, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Still Alice (Glatzer & Westmoreland, 2014)
Submarine (Ayoade, 2010)
Sworn Virgin (Bispuri, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
The Taking of Tiger Mountain (Tsui, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
The Theory of Everything (Marsh, 2014)
To the Wonder (Malick, 2012)
Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)
Wetlands (Wnendt, 2013) – Sundance 2014
What Maisie Knew (McGehee & Seigel, 2012)
Whiplash (Chazelle, 2013) – Sundance 2014
White Bird in a Blizzard (Araki, 2014) – Sundance 2014
White Oleander (Kosminsky, 2002)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)
The Wonders (Rohrwacher, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Singer, 2014)
Yosemite (Demeestere, 2015) – MVFF 2015

Documentaries

20 Feet from Stardom (Neville, 2013)
The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2012)
All of Me (González Villaseñor, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Beats of the Antonov (Kuka, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Cambodian Son (Sugano, 2014) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
Cutie and the Boxer (Heinzerling, 2013)
Democrats (Nielsson, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Gleason (Tweel, 2016) – Sundance 2016
The Green Prince (Schirman, 2013) – Sundance 2014
The Iron Ministry (Sniadecki, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Jalanan (Ziv, 2013) – CAAMFest 2015
Kate Plays Christine (Greene, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Life Sentences (Shani & Kedar, 2013) – SVJFF 2014
Marmato (Grieco, 2014) – Sundance 2014
My Fair Wedding (Jang, 2015) – CAAMFest 2015
My Voice, My Life (Yang, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Of Men and War (Bécue-Renard, 2014) – SFIFF 2015
Operation Popcorn (Grabias, 2015) – CAAMFest 2016
The Overnighters (Moss, 2013) – Sundance 2014
The Pawn (Delaloye, 2015) – MVFF 2015
Private Violence (Hill, 2013) – Sundance 2014
Return to Homs (Derki, 2013) – SFIFF 2014
The Road to Fame (Wu, 2013) – CAAMFest 2014
The Russian Woodpecker (Gracia, 2015)
School of Babel (Bertuccelli, 2014) – SFIFF 2014
Searching for Sugar Man (Bendjelloul, 2012)
The Square (Noujaim, 2013)
Stories from Tohoku (Fukami & Olson, 2013) – CAAMFest San Jose 2014
Sunday Ball (Rocha, 2015) – SFIFF 2015
Tickled (Farrier & Reeve, 2016) – Sundance 2016
Top Spin (Newens & Son, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Tough Love (Wang-Breal, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015
Web Junkie (Shlam and Medalia, 2013) – Sundance 2014
Western (Ross & Ross, 2015) – SFIFF 2015

TV Shows

Enlightened (White & Dern), Season 1 (2011)
Girls (Dunham), Season 3 (2014)
House of Cards (Fincher), Seasons 1 (2013) and 2 (2013)
Mad Men (Weiner), Season 6 (2013)
True Detective (Pizzolatto), Season 1 (2014)
The Wire (Simon), Seasons 1 (2002), 2 (2003), 3 (2004), 4 (2006), and 5 (2008)

Other

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015)