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    2 Days in Paris (2007)
    3:10 to Yuma (1957)
    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
    8 1/2 (1963)
    17 Again (2009)
    28 Days Later (2002)
    28 Weeks Later (2007)
    49 Up (2005)
    300 (2006)
    2046 (2004)

    Across the Universe (2007)
    The Addiction (1995)
    Adventureland (2009)
    An Affair to Remember (1957)
    Airplane! (1980)
    Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
    Alien (1979)
    Amazing Grace (2006)
    American Teen (2008
    The Ant Bully (2006)
    Antichrist (2009)
    Appaloosa (2008)
    Argo (2012)
    Army of Shadows (1969)
    Arrested Development, the first season (TV)
    Art School Confidential (2006)
    Ashes of Time: Redux (2008)
    Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
    Atonement (2007)
    Attack the Gas Station (1999)
    Australia (2008)
    The Avengers (2012)
    Away from Her (2007)
    Away We Go (2009)

    Ballad of Narayama (1983)
    The Bank Job (2008)
    The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
    Barton Fink (1991)
    Battlestar Galatica, season 1 (TV series)(2004)
    Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
    Bee Movie (2009)
    Before Sunrise and Before Sunset (double review) (1995/2004)
    Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)
    Be Kind, Rewind (2008)
    The Big Kahuna (1999)
    Blackmail (1929)
    Black Snake Moan (2006)
    The Blue Angel (1930)
    Blue Car (2002)
    Bourne Identity (2002)
    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2009)
    Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
    Breaking the Waves (1996)
    Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    The Bronx is Burning (2007)
    Buffalo ’66 (1998)
    Bug (2006)
    Burn After Reading (2008)

    Cabaret (1972)
    Cache (2005)
    Cadillac Records (2008)
    Camille (1936)
    Candyman (1996)
    Caravaggio (1988)
    Casino (1995)
    Casino Royale (2006)
    The Celebration (1998)
    The Changeling (2008)
    Children of Paradise (1945)
    Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
    Children of Men (2006)
    Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
    The Class (2008)
    Clueless (1995)
    Cinderalla Man (2005)
    Close-Up (1990)
    Closer (2004)
    Cloverfield (2008)
    Color of Pomengranates (1968)
    Come Early Morning (2006)
    The Commitments (1991)
    Confidence (2003)
    Coraline (2009)
    Crash (1996)
    The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1937)
    The Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

    Dark Knight (2008)
    Dark Passage (1947)
    David Holzman’s Diary (1967)
    Days of Being Wild (1990)
    The Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
    Dear Diary (1993)
    Death Race (2008)
    Decalogue (1988)
    The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
    Deconstructing Harry (1997)
    The Deer Hunter (1978)
    Departures (2009)
    The Descendents (2011)
    Diabolique (1955)
    Dick (1999)
    DiG! (2004)
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
    Divine Weapon (2008)
    Django Unchained (2012)
    The Docks of New York (1928)
    Dogville (2003)
    Donnie Brasco (1997)
    Donnie Darko (2001)
    Doubt (2008)
    Duets (2000)

    Eastern Promises (2007)
    Easy Rider (1969)
    Elegy (2008)
    Elephant (2003)
    El Norte (1983)
    El Sur (1983)
    Enchanted (2007)
    Enduring Love (2004)
    Equilibrium (2002)
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    Europa, Europa (1990)
    Everlasting Moments (2009)
    Evil Dead (1981)

    Factotum (2005)
    The Fall (2006)
    Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
    Farenheit 9-11 (2004)
    Fat City (1972)
    Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
    The Flight of the Red Balloon (2008)
    Freedom Writers (2006)
    The French Connection (1971)
    Frozen River (2008)
    Frost/Nixon (2008) (Best Picture nominee)

    Gabbeh (1996)
    Gates of Heaven (1980)
    Get Smart (2008)
    Get Thrashed (2006)
    Ghost of Girlfriend’s Past (2009)
    Ghost Town (2008)
    Gigi (1958)
    Gimme Shelter (1970)
    Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
    The Gleaners and I (2000)
    Gomorrah (2008)
    Gone Baby Gone (2007)
    Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
    Goodbye, South Goodbye (1996)
    Gran Torino (2008)
    Grindhouse (2007)
    Grizzly Man (2005)
    Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
    Guys and Dolls (1955)

    Half-Nelson (2006)
    Hancock (2008)
    Happy Go Lucky (2008)
    Happy Together (1997)
    The Harder They Come (1972)
    Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
    The Haunting (1963)
    Head-On (2004)
    The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
    Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
    He’s Just Not That Into You (2008)
    Hellboy 2: the Golden Army (2008)
    Hero (2002)
    Hidden Fortress (1958)
    High Sierra (1941)
    Hills Have Eyes (1977)
    The Holiday (2007)
    The Honeydripper (2007)
    The Host (2006)
    Housekeeping (1987)
    The Hunted (2003)
    The Hurt Locker (2009)

    The Illusionist (2006)
    I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)
    I Love You Man (2009)
    Imagine That (2009)
    The Impossible (2012)
    The Incredibles (2004)
    The Incredible Hulk (2008)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    In Another Country (2012)
    In the Company of Men (1997)
    In the Realm of the Senses (1982)
    In the Year of the Pig (1968)
    Iron Man (2008)
    Italian for Beginners (2000)
    It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
    I’ve Loved You For So Long (2008)

    Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
    The Jazz Singer (1927)
    John Adams (TV miniseries) (2008)
    Judge Priest (1934)
    Julius Ceasar (1953)
    Juno (2007)

    Kagemusha (1980)
    Killer of Sheep (1977)
    Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    Klute (1971)
    Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
    Knowing (2009)
    Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Landscape in the Mist (1988)
    La Promesse (1996)
    Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
    Last Chance Harvey (2008)
    The Last Emperor (1987)
    Last Tango in Paris (1972)
    The Last Wave (1977)
    Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
    La Vie En Rose (2007)
    L’Avventura (1960)
    Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
    Let the Right One In (2008)
    Little Ceasar (1931)
    Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
    The Leopard (1963)
    Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    The Limits of Control (2009)
    Little Children (2006)
    Lincoln (2012)
    The Lives of Others (2006)
    The Lookout (2007)
    Looper (2012
    Lords of War (2005)
    Lost Highway (1997)
    The Lost Weekend (1945)
    Love and Diane (2002)
    Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    The Machinist (2004)
    Made of Honor (2008)
    Mad Max (1979)
    Mama Mia! (2008)
    Manderlay (2005)
    Man on a Wire (2008)
    Man on the Moon (1999)
    Match-Point (2005)
    Meet the Robinsons (2007)
    Merchant of Venice (2004)
    Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
    A Midsummer’s Night Dream
    Mikey and Nicky (1975)
    Milk (2008)
    Mirrormask (2005)
    Mishima: a Life in Four Chapters (1985)
    Mommo (2009)
    Mongol (2007)
    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
    Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D (2009)
    Moolade (2004)
    Mother and Son (1997)
    Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
    Mulholland Drive (2001)
    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
    Munich (2005)
    Music and Lyrics (2007)
    My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
    My Blueberry Nights (2008)
    My Life in Ruins (2009)
    My Life to Live (1962)

    Naked (1993)
    Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
    The Namesake (2007)
    The New World (2005)
    The Night of the Living Dead (1968)
    Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
    The Negotiator (1998)
    Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)
    No Country for Old Men (2007)
    No End in Sight (2007)
    No Reservations (2007)

    Observe and Report (2009)
    Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
    Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
    The Official Story (1985)
    Old Joy (2006)
    Once (2007)
    Open Range (2003)
    Open Your Eyes (1997)
    Orphans in the Storm (1921)
    The Outsiders (1983)

    Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
    Paris, Texas (1984)
    The Passenger (1975)
    Passion of the Christ (2004)
    Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
    The Pelican Brief (1993)
    Persepolis (2007)
    The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
    The Piano Teacher (2001)
    Pickup on South Street (1953)
    Ping Pong (2002)
    Pink Flamingos (1972)
    Pizza (2005)
    Planet of the Apes (2001)
    Playtime (1967)
    Pollock (2000)
    Poltergeist (1982)
    A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
    Proof (2004)
    The Producers (1968)
    Project A, part II (1987)
    The Proposal (2009)
    Public Enemies (2009)
    Punch Drunk Love (2002)
    Punishment Park (1971)
    Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

    Quantum of Solace (2008)
    The Queen (2006)
    The Quiet Earth (1985)

    Rachel Getting Married (2008)
    The Rapture (1991)
    The Reader (2008)
    Real Life (1979)
    Red Belt (2008)
    Red Sorghum (1987)
    Reds (1981)
    Requiem for a Dream (2001)
    Revolutionary Road (2008)
    Rififi (1955)
    Ringu (1998)
    Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001)
    Rocket Science (2007)
    Rocky (1976)
    Rocky Balboa (2006)
    Roger Dodger (2002)
    Role Models (2008)

    Sansho Dayu (1954)
    Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    Saving Sarah Marshall (2008)
    Saw V (2008)
    The Science of Sleep (2006)
    Seconds (1966)
    Secretary (2002)
    Secret Life of Bees (2008)
    Seraphim Falls (2006)
    Serenity (2005)
    A Serious Man (2009)
    Seven Chances (1925)
    Seven Pounds (2008)
    Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    Sex and the City (2008)
    Shaolin Soccer (2001)
    The Shape of Things (2003)
    She Done Him Wrong (1933)
    She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
    Sherman’s March (1988)
    Sherrybaby (2006)
    Shoah (1985)
    Shooter (2007)
    Sideways (2004)
    Signs and Wonders (2000)
    Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    The Singing Detective (1986)
    Sin Nombre (2009)
    Six Feet Under (first season)
    Sixteen Candles (1984)
    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
    Slacker (1991)
    Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    Snowcake (2006)
    The Soloist (2009)
    Sombre (1998)
    Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
    The Son (2002)
    Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
    Spanglish (2004)
    Spider-Man 3 (2007)
    Splendor in the Grass (1961)
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…Spring (2003)
    Smokin’ Aces (2006)
    Speed-Racer (2008)
    Squid and the Whale (2005)
    Standard Operating Procedures (2008)
    Stardust (2007)
    A Star is Born (1954)
    Star Trek (2009)
    Star Trek: Next Generation (TV series)
    State of Play (2009)
    Stevie (2002)
    Storm Over Asia (1928)
    The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (1939)
    The Story of Women (1988)
    Straw Dogs (1970)
    Strike (1925)
    Stroszek (1975)
    Sunless (1983)
    Superbad (2009)
    Superfly (1972)
    Sunrise: Song of Two Humans (1927)
    Sweeney Todd, Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
    Swing Vote (2008)
    Synechdoche, New York (2008)
    Syriana (2005)

    Taboo (1999)
    Taken (2008)
    Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
    Tarnation (2003)
    Tell No One (2008)
    Tender Mercies (1983)
    Tetsuo: the Iron Man (1989)
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
    There Will Be Blood (2007)
    They Drive By Night (1940)
    The Thin Red Line (1998)
    Thirteen Days (2000)
    Three Brothers (1980)
    Three Times (2005)
    Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
    Time Regained (1999)
    The Tin Drum (1979)
    Tokyo Story (1953)
    Tongues Untied (1990)
    Traitor (2008)
    Transformers (2007)
    Transsiberian (2008)
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1943)
    The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
    Tropic Thunder (2008)
    The Trouble With Harry (1955)
    True Romance (1993)
    Turtles Can Fly (2004)
    Twilight Samurai (2002)
    Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

    Underground (1995)
    An Unfinished Life (2005)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Univited (2009/Unborn (2009)
    Up (2009)
    Up in Smoke (1978)
    UTU (1983)

    The Valet (2006)
    Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
    The Village (2004)
    The Visitor (2007)
    Volver (2006)

    Waitress (2007)
    Walk the Line (2005)
    Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
    Wall-E (2008)
    Wal-Mart: the High Cost of Low Price (2005)
    Waltz with Bashir (2008)
    Wanted (2008)
    Watchmen (2009)
    We Are Marshall (2006)
    The Wedding Banquet (1993)
    we don’t live here anymore (2004)
    Wendy and Lucy (2008)
    Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
    Whatever Doesn’t Kill You (2008)
    Whatever Works (2009)
    When the Levees Broke (2003)
    Wild Reeds (1994)
    The White Balloon (1995)
    Withnail and I (1987)
    The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
    Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music (1970)
    Wordplay (2006)
    The Wrestler (2008)
    Written on the Wind (1956)
    The Wrong Man (1956)

    X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
    X-Men III:The Last Stand (2006)
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

    Year One (2009)
    Yes (2004)
    Yi Yi (2000)
    You Can’t Get Away With Murder (1939)
    You Kill Me (2007)

    Zatoichi: the Blind Swordsman (2003)
    Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
    Zero for Conduct (1933)
    Zodiac (2007)

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