Film and TV Viewing Log - September 2015

I travelled to London late September to attend the BFI London Film Festival, which starts a few weeks earlier with a dedicated schedule for press screenings. I also managed to watch a few other films at the cinema.

The highlight was watching 2001: A Space Odyssey on 70mm at the Prince Charles Cinema. I erased whatever memory I had of watching the film on TV. This is how the film should be seen, on 70mm. It was a beautiful print and the colours looked magnificent on the big screen.

Buster Keaton films

One Week (1920) ★★★★★

The Playhouse (1921) ★★★★★

Steamboat Bill Jr.  (1928) ★★★★★

Films by Vittorio De Sica

Bicycle Thieves (1948) ★★★★

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) ★★★★

Films by Walerian Borowczyk

Goto, Island of Love (1968) ★★★★

La Bete (1975) ★★★

Films starring Christopher Reeve, part of A Tribute to Canon Films screening hosted by The Badlands Collective

Street Smart (Jerry Schatzberg, 1987) ★★★★

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (Sidney J. Furie, 1987) ★★★

Films by Sean McAllister

The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012) ★★★

A Syrian Love Story (2015) ★★★★


2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968, screened on 70mm at Prince Charles Cinema, London)

Boom! (Joseph Losey, 1968)


Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)

Dream Work (Peter Tscherkassky, 2002)

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang, 2006)

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani, 2015)

American Ultra (Nima Nourizadeh, 2015)


The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946) 

Stolen Desire (Shôhei Imamura, 1958, Japan)

Muriel, or The Time of Return (Alain Resnais, 1963, France)

Short Circuit (John Badham,1986)

Warsaw Bridge (Pere Portabella, 1989, Spain)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (Grant Heslov, 2009)

Pasolini (Abel Ferera, 2015)

Everest (Baltasar Kormákur, 2015)


Quiet City (Aaron Katz, 2007) 

Sleeping With Other People (Leslye Headland, 2015)

Online screening of films from 72md Venice Film Festival:


Blanka (Kohki Hasei)

Interruption (Yorgos Zois)

Neon Bull (Gabriel Mascaro) 

The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)

Tharlo (Pema Tseden)

Wednesday, May 9 / Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht  (Vahid Jalilvand)


Free in Deed (Jake Mahaffy)

Italian Gangsters (Renato De Maria)

Madame Courage (Merzak Allouache)

Mate-me por favor (Anita Rocha da Silveira)

BFI London Film Festival 2015 film log:


Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke)

Taxi Tehran (Jafar Panahi)


Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fenyang (Walter Salles)


Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga)

Danny Says (Brendan Toller)


Blood of My Blood (Marco Bellocchio)

Der Nachtmahr (AKIZ)

Beeba Boys (Deepa Mehta)


Survivor, Season 31 (2015) - Episode 1 ★★★

Links to previous film and TV viewing log:

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015