My first review will be of… 12 Angry Men (1957, Directed by Sidney Lumet).
Scheduled to be posted Saturday 1st February.

My first review will be of… 12 Angry Men (1957, Directed by Sidney Lumet).

Scheduled to be posted Saturday 1st February.

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How these reviews will be formatted…

For my reviews, I will give 2 things I liked about the film and 2 things I disliked. I will then give a small capsule-like review of the film. I will also provide basic information about the cast and director/any relevant crew and the critical reaction the film received. I will finally give the film a rating out of 4. 

The Rating System

0/4 - Awful (May not be able to provide 2 positives)

1/4 - A bad film

1.5/4 - Positives to be found but not a good film

2/4 - Adequate

2.5/4 - A good film 

3/4 - A very good film

3.5/4 - An excellent film

4/4 - A cinematic masterpiece

The film collection as it stands

FILM

YEAR

DIRECTOR

12 Angry Men

1957

Sidney Lumet

127 Hours

2010

Danny Boyle

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

50/50

2011

Jonathan Levine

(500) Days of Summer

2008

Marc Webb

A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

A Bug’s Life

1998

John Lasseter

A Clockwork Orange

1971

Stanley Kubrick

A Few Good Men

1992

Rob Reiner

A Fish Called Wanda

1988

Charles Crichton

A Fistful of Dollars

1964

Sergio Leone

A Fistful of Dynamite

1971

Sergio Leone

A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy

1982

Woody Allen

A Place In The Sun

1951

George Stevens

A Prophet

2009

Jacques Audiard

A Serious Man

2009

Joel & Ethan Coen

A Single Man

2009

Tom Ford

About Schmidt

2002

Alexander Payne

Adaptation

2002

Spike Jonze

After The Thin Man

1936

W.S. Van Dyke

AI: Artificial Intelligence

2001

Steven Spielberg

Aileen: The Selling of a Serial Killer

1994

Nick Broomfield

Akira

1988

Katsuhiro Otomo

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

2013

Declan Lowney

Alice

1990

Woody Allen

Alien

1979

Ridley Scott

Aliens

1986

James Cameron

All About Eve

1950

Joseph Mankiewicz

All I Desire

1953

Douglas Sirk

All That Heaven Allows

1955

Douglas Sirk

American Gangster

2007

Ridley Scott

Amores Perros

2000

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Amour

2012

Michael Haneke

An American In Paris

1951

Vicente Minnelli

Anatomy of a Murder

1959

Otto Preminger

Anchorman

2004

Adam McKay

Anchors Away

1945

George Sidney

Annie Hall

1977

Woody Allen

Another Thin Man

1939

W.S. Van Dyke

Another Woman

1988

Woody Allen

Another Year

2010

Mike Leigh

Apocalypse Now

1979

Francis Ford Coppola

Arabian Nights

1974

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Argo

2012

Ben Affleck

As Good As It Gets

1997

James L. Brooks

Babel

2006

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Bad Education

2004

Pedro Almodovar

Bananas

1971

Woody Allen

Barry Lyndon

1975

Stanley Kubrick

Batman Begins

2005

Christopher Nolan

Be Kind Rewind

2008

Michel Gondry

Beasts of the Southern Wild

2012

Behn Zeitlin

Before Night Falls

2000

Julian Schnabel

Being John Malkovich

1999

Spike Jonze

Ben Hur

1959

William Wyler

Bicycle Thieves

1948

Vittorio De Sica

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

1989

Stephen Herek

Billy Elliot

2000

Stephen Daldry

Blade Runner

1982

Ridley Scott

Blithe Spirit

1945

David Lean

Blood Diamond

2006

Edward Zwick

Blue Valentine

2010

Derek Cianfrance

Bombay Beach

2011

Alma Ha’rel

Borat

2006

Larry Charles

Born on the Fourth of July

1989

Oliver Stone

Bowling For Columbine

2000

Michael Moore

Brick

2005

Rian Johnson

Brief Encounter

1945

David Lean

Broadway Danny Rose

1984

Woody Allen

Brokeback Mountain

2005

Ang Lee

Burn After Reading

2008

Joel & Ethan Coen

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

1969

George Roy Hill

Cabaret

1972

Bob Fosse

Capote

2005

Bennett Miller

Casablanca

1942

Michael Curtiz

Che Part 1

2008

Steven Soderbergh

Che Part 2

2008

Steven Soderbergh

Chinatown

1974

Roman Polanski

Cinema Paradiso

1988

Guiseppe Tornatone

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

City of God

2002

Fernando Meirelles

Close Up

1990

Abbas Kiarostami

Control

2007

Anton Corbijn

Cool Hand Luke

1967

Stuart Rosenberg

Cool Runnings

1993

Jon Turteltaub

Crazy Heart

2009

Scott Cooper

Creature From the Black Lagoon

1954

Jack Arnold

Crimes and Misdemeanours

1989

Woody Allen

Days of Heaven

1978

Terrence Malick

Deliverance

1972

John Boorman

Dial M For Murder

1954

Alfred Hitchcock

Die Hard

1988

John McTiernan

Do The Right Thing

1989

Spike Lee

Dodes Ka-Den

1970

Akira Kurosawa

Dodgeball

2004

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Dog Day Afternoon

1975

Sidney Lumet

Donnie Darko

2001

Richard Kelly

Dr No

1962

Terrence Young

Dr Strangelove

1964

Stanley Kubrick

Dracula

1931

Tod Browning/Karl Freund

Drive

2011

Nicolas Winding Refn

Drunken Angel

1948

Akira Kurosawa

Duck Soup

1933

Leo McCarey

East of Eden

1955

Elia Kazan

Easy Rider

1969

Dennis Hopper

Ed Wood

1994

Tim Burton

Enemy of the State

1998

Tony Scott

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2003

Michel Gondry

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex…

1972

Woody Allen

Fahrenheit 9/11

2004

Michael Moore

Family Plot

1976

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Fargo

1996

Joel Coen

Fight Club

1999

David Fincher

For A Few Dollars More

1965

Sergio Leone

Frankenstein

1931

James Whale

Frenzy

1972

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

From Here To Eternity

1953

Fred Zinnemann

From Russia With Love

1963

Terrence Young

Frost/Nixon

2008

Ron Howard

Foreign Correspondent

1940

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Full Metal Jacket

1987

Stanley Kubrick

Funny People

2008

Judd Apatow

Giant

1956

George Stevens

Goldeneye

1995

Martin Campbell

Goldfinger

1964

Guy Hamilton

Gone With The Wind

1939

Victor Fleming

Goodbye Lenin

2003

Wolfgang Becker

Good Will Hunting

1997

Gus Van Sant

Great Expectations

1945

David Lean

Gregory’s Girl

1981

Bill Forsyth

Groundhog Day

1993

Harold Ramis

Hannah and Her Sisters

1986

Woody Allen

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2002

Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

2010

David Yates

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

2011

David Yates

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2005

Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

2009

David Yates

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

2007

David Yates

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

2001

Chris Columbus

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2004

Alfonso Cuaron

Harvey

1950

Henry Koster

Has Anyone Seen My Gal?

1952

Douglas Sirk

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

1991

Eleanor Coppola

Heat

1995

Michael Mann

Hidden (Cache)

2005

Michael Haneke

High and Low

1963

Akira Kurosawa

High Fidelity

2000

Stephen Frears

High Noon

1952

Fred Zinnemann

Hobson’s Choice

1954

David Lean

Howl’s Moving Castle

2004

Hayao Miyazaki

How the West Was Won

1962

Ford/Hathaway/Marshall

Hugo

2011

Martin Scorsese

Ikiru

1952

Akira Kurosawa

I Live In Fear

1949

Akira Kurosawa

I’m Still Here

2010

Casey Affleck

Imitation of Life

1959

Douglas Sirk

In the Heat of the Night

1967

Norman Jewison

In The Realm Of The Senses

1976

Nagisa Oshima

In The Loop

2009

Armando Iannucci

In Which We Serve

1942

David Lean

Inception

2010

Christopher Nolan

Inglorious Basterds

2008

Quentin Tarantino

Interiors

1978

Woody Allen

It’s A Wonderful Life

1946

Frank Capra

Jackass 3

2010

Jeff Tremaine

Jackass Number 2

2006

Jeff Tremaine

Jackass: The Movie

2003

Jeff Tremaine

Jaws

1975

Steven Spielberg

Johnny Guitar

1954

Nicholas Ray

Jour de Fete

1948

Jacques Tati

Judgment at Nuremberg

1961

Stanley Kramer

Jules et Jim

1962

Francois Truffaut

Juno

2007

Jason Reitman

Kes

1969

Ken Loach

Kramer vs Kramer

1979

Robert Benton

La Haine

1995

Mathieu Kassovitz

Lawless

2012

John Hillcoat

Le Quattro Volte

2011

Michelangelo Frammartino

Leon

1994

Luc Besson

Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot

1953

Jacques Tati

Let The Right One In

2008

Tomas Alfredson

Life Of Pi

2012

Ang Lee

Lincoln

2012

Steven Spielberg

Live and Let Die

1973

Guy Hamilton

Looking For Eric

2009

Ken Loach

Looper

2012

Rian Johnson

Love Actually

2004

Richard Curtis

Love and Death

1975

Woody Allen

Madeleine

1950

David Lean

Magnificent Obsession

1954

Douglas Sirk

Magnolia

1999

Paul Thomas Anderson

Man on the Moon

1999

Milos Forman

Manhattan

1979

Woody Allen

Manhattan Murder Mystery

1993

Woody Allen

Marnie

1964

Alfred Hitchcock

Matilda

1996

Danny DeVito

Mean Streets

1973

Martin Scorsese

Melinda and Melinda

2005

Woody Allen

Memento

1999

Christopher Nolan

Memories of Murder

2003

Boon Joon-Ho

Metropolis

1927

Fritz Lang

Midnight in Paris

2011

Woody Allen

Mildred Pierce

1945

Michael Curtiz

Milk

2008

Gus Van Sant

Miller’s Crossing

1990

Joel Coen

Mon Oncle

1959

Jacques Tati

Moneyball

2011

Bennett Miller

Moonrise Kingdom

2012

Wes Anderson

Mr Smith Goes To Washington

1939

Frank Capra

Mulholland Drive

2001

David Lynch

My Own Private Idaho

1991

Gus Van Sant

Mysterious Skin

2004

Gregg Araki

Network

1976

Sidney Lumet

No Country For Old Men

2007

Joel & Ethan Coen

North By Northwest

1959

Alfred Hitchcock

Oliver Twist

1948

David Lean

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

1969

Peter R. Hunt

On The Road

2012

Walter Salles

On The Town

1949

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

On The Waterfront

1954

Elia Kazan

Once

2008

John Carney

O Brother, Where Art Thou

2000

Joel & Ethan Coen

Once Upon a Time in America

1984

Sergio Leone

Once Upon A Time in the West

1968

Sergio Leone

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1975

Milos Forman

One Hour Photo

2002

Mark Romanek

Pale Rider

1985

Clint Eastwood

Parade

1974

Jacques Tati

Paranormal Activity

2009

Oren Peli

Phantom of the Opera

1943

Arthur Lubin

Philadelphia

1993

Jonathan Demme

Pickpocket

1959

Robert Bresson

Playtime

1967

Jacques Tati

Premium Rush

2012

David Koepp

Psycho

1960

Alfred Hitchcock

Pulp Fiction

1994

Quentin Tarantino

Quantum of Solace

2008

Marc Forster

Radio Days

1987

Woody Allen

Raging Bull

1980

Martin Scorsese

Ran

1985

Akira Kurosawa

Rango

2011

Gore Verbinski

Rear Window

1954

Alfred Hitchcock

Rebel Without A Cause

1955

Nicholas Ray

Red Beard

1965

Akira Kurosawa

Red River

1948

Howard Hawks

Requiem For A Dream

2000

Darren Aronofsky

Reservoir Dogs

1991

Quentin Tarantino

Rio Bravo

1959

Howard Hawks

Rope

1948

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Rudo y Cursi

2008

Carlos Cuaron

Rushmore

1998

Wes Anderson

Russian Ark

2002

Alexander Sokurov

Rust and Bone

2012

Jacques Audiard

Sanjuro

1962

Akira Kurosawa

Saturday Night Fever

1977

John Badham

Schindler’s List

1993

Steven Spielberg

School of Rock

2004

Richard Linklater

Serpico

1973

Sidney Lumet

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Shadow Of A Doubt

1943

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

Shadow of The Thin Man

1941

W.S. Van Dyke

Shadows and Fog

1992

Woody Allen

Shutter Island

2010

Martin Scorsese

Sicko

2008

Michael Moore

Sightseers

2012

Ben Wheatley

Silver Linings Playbook

2012

David O. Russell

Singin’ in the Rain

1952

Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen

Skyfall

2012

Sam Mendes

Sleeper

1973

Woody Allen

Song of The Thin Man

1947

Edward Buzzell

Stand By Me

1985

Rob Reiner

Star Wars: Episode I

1999

George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode II

2002

George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode III

2005

George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode IV

1977

George Lucas

Star Wars: Episode V

1980

Irvin Kirshner

Star Wars: Episode VI

1983

Richard Marquand

Stardust Memories

1980

Woody Allen

Step Brothers

2008

Adam McKay

Stray Dog

1949

Akira Kurosawa

Submarine

2011

Richard Ayoade

Sunset Boulevard

1950

Billy Wilder

Supersize Me

2004

Morgan Spurlock

Taxi Driver

1976

Martin Scorsese

The Amazing Spiderman

2012

Marc Webb

The Artist

2011

Michel Hazanavicius

The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

2007

Andrew Dominik

The Aviator

2004

Martin Scorsese

The Bad Sleep Well

1947

Akira Kurosawa

The Battleship Potemkin

1925

Sergei Eisenstein

The Big Lebowski

1998

Joel & Ethan Coen

The Birds

1963

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

The Birth of a Nation

1915

D.W. Griffith

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

2008

Mark Herman

The Breakfast Club

1985

John  Hughes

The Bride of Frankenstein

1935

James Whale

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957

David Lean

The Dark Knight

2008

Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises

2012

Christopher Nolan

The Decameron

1971

Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Deer Hunter

1978

Michael Cimino

The Departed

2006

Martin Scorsese

The Dreamers

2003

Bernardo Bertolucci

The Exorcist

1973

William Friedkin

The First Movie

2011

Mark Cousins

The French Connection

1971

William Freidkin

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

2009

Daniel Alfredson

The Girl Who Played With Fire

2009

Daniel Alfredson

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

2009

Daniel Alfredson

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

2011

David Fincher

The Godfather

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather: Part 2

1974

Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather: Part 3

1990

Francis Ford Coppola

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

1966

Sergio Leone

The Goonies

1986

Richard Donner

The Graduate

1967

Mike Nichols

The Greatest Show On Earth

1952

Cecil B. DeMille

The Hidden Fortress

1958

Akira Kurosawa

The Hunt

2012

Thomas Vinterberg

The Illusionist

2010

Sylvain Chomet

The Impossible

2012

Juan Antonio Bayona

The Informant

2009

Steven Soderbergh

The Invisible Man

1933

James Whale

The Jazz Singer

1928

Alan Crosland

The Jungle Book

1967

Wolfgang Reitherman

The Kids Are All Right

2010

Lisa Cholodenko

The Kings Of Summer

2013

Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The Lion King

1993

Roger Allers

The Living Daylights

1987

John Glen

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

2001

Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King

2003

Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2002

Peter Jackson

The Lost Boys

1986

Joel Schumacher

The Lower Depths

1957

Akira Kurosawa

The Maltese Falcon

1941

John Huston

The Man Who Knew Too Much

1956

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962

John Ford

The Man With the Golden Gun

1974

Guy Hamilton

The Master

2012

Paul Thomas Anderson

The Mummy

1932

Karl Freund

The Muppets

2011

James Bobin

The Night of the Hunter

1955

Charles Laughton

The Passionate Friends

1949

David Lean

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2012

Stephen Chbosky

The Pianist

2002

Roman Polanski

The Purple Rose of Cairo

1984

Woody Allen

The Red Balloon

1956

Albert Lamorisse

The Road

2009

John Hillcoat

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

1975

Richard Sharman

The Searchers

1956

John Ford

The Shawshank Redemption

1994

Frank Darabont

The Shining

1980

Stanley Kubrick

The Silence of the Lambs

1991

Jonathan Demme

The Social Network

2010

David Fincher

The Sons of Katie Elder

1965

Henry Hathaway

The Sound Barrier

1952

David Lean

The Spy Who Loved Me

1977

Lewis Gilbert

The Squid and the Whale

2005

Noah Baumbach

The Straight Story

1999

David Lynch

The Tarnished Angels

1957

Douglas Sirk

The Thin Man

1934

W.S. Van Dyke

The Thin Man Goes Home

1944

Richard Thorpe

The Thin Red Line

1998

Terrence Malick

The Tree of Life

2011

Terrence Malick

The Truman Show

1998

Peter Weir

The Way Way Back

2013

Nat Faxon/Jim Rash

The Wild Bunch

1969

Sam Peckinpah

The Wolf Man

1941

George Waggner

The Woman In Black

2012

James Watkins

The Wrestler

2008

Darren Aronofsky

There Will Be Blood

2007

Paul Thomas Anderson

This Happy Breed

1944

David Lean

This Is The End

2013

Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg

Three Colours: Blue

1993

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colours: Red

1994

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colours: White

1994

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Throne of Blood

1957

Akira Kurosawa

Thunderball

1965

Terrence Young

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

2011

Tomas Alfredson

To Kill A Mockingbird

1962

Robert Mulligan

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

Roger Spottiswoode

Touch of Evil

1958

Orson Welles

Toy Story

1995

John Lassiter

Toy Story 2

1999

John Lassiter

Toy Story 3

2010

Lee Unkrich

Trafic

1971

Jacques Tati

True Grit

1969

Henry Hathaway

True Grit

2011

Joel & Ethan Coen

Unforgiven

1992

Clint Eastwood

Up

2009

Pete Docter

Up In the Air

2009

Jason Reitman

Vengeance Is Mine

1979

Shohei Imamura

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Walk The Line

2005

James Mangold

Wanderlust

2012

David Wain

War of the Worlds

2005

Steven Spielberg

Wayne’s World

1992

Penelope Spheeris

We Need To Talk About Kevin

2011

Lynne Ramsay

When You’re Strange

2010

Tom DiCillo

Where The Wild Things Are

2009

Spike Jonze

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

1971

Mel Stuart

Withnail & I

1987

Bruce Robinson

Written On the Wind

1956

Douglas Sirk

Y Tu Mama Tambien

2001

Alfonso Cuaron

Yes Man

2008

Peyton Reed

Yojimbo

1961

Akira Kurosawa

You Only Live Twice

1967

Lewis Gilbert

Zelig

1983

Woody Allen

Zero Dark Thirty

2012

Kathryn Bigelow

Zodiac

2007

David Fincher