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Ratings are on a scale of 0 to 24. The scale used to be 0 to 10, so movies written about before 2012 may have only had their ratings adjusted by formula and not by hand (hence all the 2s, 5s, 8s, etc.) The scale works as follows:

PRO
24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16
pro
15 14 13 12 11 10
mixed
9 8 7 6 5 4
con
3 2 1
CON
0

An asymmetrical 0 to 24 scale may not be intuitive, I realize. But as a rule of thumb: a double-digit score means I liked it, while a single-digit score... less so. Also, as you might expect, scores from many years ago may not be very reliable, so do check the dates.

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2014.080811  Melancholia
2014.08056  Drive
2014.08043  L'Apollonide: Memories of the Brothel
2014.022511  Certified Copy
2014.012414  Margaret
2014.011210  A Separation
2014.01057  The Tree of Life
2013.09156  The Avengers
2013.08268  The Cement Garden (second article)
2013.08188  Captain America: The First Avenger
2013.043011  Thor
2013.04154  Iron Man 2
2013.041516  Iron Man
2013.04075  The Incredible Hulk
2013.04076  Hulk
2012.12314  Elizabeth: the Golden Age
2012.12316  Elizabeth
2012.12047  Big Night
2012.12027  The People vs. Larry Flynt
2012.11204  Hamlet
2012.11202  Romeo + Juliet
2012.11068  Sling Blade
2012.090313  Fargo
2012.07074  Chungking Express
2012.06106  The English Patient
2012.060311  Lone Star
2012.060310  Secrets & Lies
2012.05319  Breaking the Waves
2012.04297  Shutter Island
2012.04297  127 Hours
2012.02199  Inception
2012.012811  True Grit
2011.12255  Everyone Else
2011.122415  Carlos
2011.12062  The Haunting
2011.11252  Mother
2011.11256  Beowulf
2011.110814  The Social Network
2011.10028  Black Swan
2011.09257  Winter's Bone
2011.09159  Dogtooth
2011.061814  Tangled
2011.051615  Watchmen (second article)
2011.05148  The Road
2011.05145  The Time Traveler's Wife
2011.05115  Phoebe in Wonderland
2011.05115  Niagara, Niagara
2011.05044  Humpday
2011.010215  Julia
2011.01023  Afterschool
2010.12179  The Hurt Locker
2010.12125  Duplicity
2010.12125  Hunger
2010.12123  A Serious Man
2010.120916  Summer Hours
2010.11239  Up
2010.11238  Fantastic Mr. Fox
2010.11232  Coraline
2010.11146  Inglourious Basterds
2010.11147  Jackie Brown
2010.102011  Bull
2010.10158  Amistad
2010.1006Get Lamp
2010.08093  Gattaca
2010.073110  Ponette
2010.07312  As Good as It Gets
2010.05245  The Ice Storm
2010.05105  Avatar
2010.04078  The Game
2010.03229  Boogie Nights
2010.030411  The Late Shift
2009.12097  Titanic
2009.11287  Irma Vep
2009.111010  L.A. Confidential
2009.11106  Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
2009.103011  Your Friends & Neigbors
2009.103013  In the Company of Men
2009.10156  A Civil Action
2009.10156  Rounders
2009.10137  The Spanish Prisoner
2009.10132  Dark City
2009.100614  The Celebration
2009.092415  The Big Lebowski
2009.09235  The Truman Show
2009.091611  Happiness
2009.09162  Hana-bi
2009.091115  Buffalo '66
2009.09048  Rushmore
2009.08288  Run Lola Run
2009.082814  Limbo
2009.08235  Out of Sight
2009.08232  The Limey
2009.082011  Existenz
2009.082011  Go
2009.08155  Boys Don't Cry
2009.08155  The Talented Mr. Ripley
2009.08040  American Beauty
2009.07295  The Straight Story
2009.07295  The Winslow Boy
2009.071814  Election
2009.07135  The Blair Witch Project
2009.07015  Toy Story 2
2009.07015  Toy Story
2009.062814  Fight Club (second article)
2009.062519  Eyes Wide Shut (second article)
2009.062119  Being John Malkovich
2009.06168  You Can Count on Me
2009.06162  The House of Mirth
2009.06165  Cast Away
2009.06135  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2009.06022  Donnie Darko
2009.06025  Juno
2009.05272  Audition
2009.0524Mulholland Dr. (second article)
2009.0524Ghost World (second article)
2009.0524A.I. (second article)
2009.0524The Man Who Wasn't There (second article)
2009.052311  The Remains of the Day
2009.05132  In the Mood for Love
2009.05085  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009.05038  Milk
2009.05032  Let the Right One In
2009.04215  Happy-Go-Lucky
2009.04215  Burn After Reading
2009.04185  Synecdoche, New York
2009.04122  Paranoid Park
2009.0325Iron Man (first article)
2009.03252  Tropic Thunder
2009.03248  The Dark Knight
2009.032011  Batman Begins
2009.03200  Batman & Robin
2009.03168  Rachel Getting Married
2009.03082  Silent Light
2009.0306Watchmen: The IMAX Experience
2009.030511  WALL-E
2009.030111  4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
2009.03012  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
2009.02215  Water Lilies
2009.01295  The Best Years of Our Lives
2009.01228  Time Out
2009.01228  Gangs of New York
2009.01225  Roger Dodger
2009.01192  Across the Universe
2009.011814  Brazil
2009.01142  The Lord of the Rings
2009.010614  25th Hour (second article)
2009.01055  Spirited Away
2009.01055  The Secret Lives of Dentists
2008.12290  Irreversible
2008.12295  My Kid Could Paint That
2008.122911  Capturing the Friedmans
2008.12215  Vera Drake
2008.12158  Hero
2008.12148  Before Sunset
2008.12148  Before Sunrise
2008.07302  Syndromes and a Century
2008.07188  The Squid and the Whale
2008.07148  Caché
2008.07122  Tropical Malady
2008.071214  Brokeback Mountain
2008.07102  The New World
2008.07088  The War Zone
2008.06195  Marie Antoinette
2008.061111  No Country for Old Men
2008.06075  There Will Be Blood
2008.06052  Raiders of the Lost Ark
2008.06052  Superman Returns
2008.06055  Superman II
2008.06052  Superman
2008.05312  Old Joy
2008.05260  Top Gun
2008.05260  Transformers
2008.05232  Children of Men
2008.032414  Nineteen Eighty-Four
2008.03215  Yi Yi
2008.030814  Memento (second article)
2008.02278  Exotica
2008.020611  Manhattan
2008.01312  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
2008.01192  Woman in the Dunes
2008.011011  Yojimbo
2008.01032  The Good German
2007.12278  North by Northwest
2007.12240  The Night of the Hunter
2007.12215  A Star Is Born
2007.12172  Atonement
2007.120511  Zodiac
2007.11278  Letters from Iwo Jima
2007.11275  Flags of Our Fathers
2007.11202  Brief Encounter
2007.11112  The Lady Eve
2007.110311  The Last King of Scotland
2007.110311  The Queen
2007.102823  Pleasantville (second article)
2007.10265  The Departed
2007.10232  Only Angels Have Wings
2007.102211  Perfume
2007.10205  Death Proof
2007.101914  The Prestige
2007.10192  The Illusionist
2007.101221  The Sweet Hereafter
2007.08200  Cashback (feature)
2007.08208  Cashback (short)
2007.07318  Goodfellas
2007.07048  Sideways
2007.03285  Les Anges exterminateurs
2007.03198  An Inconvenient Truth
2007.030411  Ran
2007.02255  Laura
2007.02175  This Film Is Not Yet Rated
2007.020611  They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
2007.01028  United 93
2006.12252  Anchorman
2006.12258  Talladega Nights
2006.12240  Borat
2006.12125  Proof
2006.110511  Rain Man
2006.10305  Les filles ne savent pas nager
2006.091616  Tron (second article)
2006.09045  Where the Truth Lies
2006.08115  Mrs Henderson Presents
2006.07265  Flightplan
2006.06308  Munich
2006.04165  Capote
2006.04168  Kinsey
2006.04018  Primer
2006.032216  Fail-Safe
2006.03188  On the Beach
2006.03182  The Last Man on Earth
2006.031314  Grizzly Man
2006.031020  Dr. Strangelove
2006.02268  C.S.A.
2006.022511  Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea
2006.02068  Sky High
2006.02062  The Incredibles
2005.122918  Groundhog Day
2005.122911  Broken Flowers
2005.12055  Crash
2005.12012  The Aristocrats
2005.11015  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2005.110116  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005.080714  March of the Penguins
2005.073011  The Aviator
2005.07308  Howl's Moving Castle
2005.07305  A Shock to the System
2005.07302  A Mighty Wind
2005.06288  Grave of the Fireflies
2005.06175  Y Tu Mamá También
2005.061417  Contact
2005.05218  Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2005.05188  The Quiet Earth
2005.051811  Office Space
2005.05188  Princess Mononoke
2005.04295  9 Songs
2005.04250  Waking Life
2005.042514  Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
2005.04255  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring
2005.03215  Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2005.02278  The Royal Tenenbaums
2005.02105  The Brown Bunny
2005.02065  Billy Jack
2005.02065  Saved!
2005.02065  Best in Show
2005.01020  Garden State
2005.010211  Napoleon Dynamite
2004.11125  The Shape of Things
2004.11018  Searching for Bobby Fischer
2004.10248  Kill Bill
2004.090414  Clockwatchers
2004.080722  Three Colors: Red
2004.080616  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2004.080116  Three Colors: White
2004.071716  Three Colors: Blue
2004.06108  Touching the Void
2004.05275  Spartan
2004.05278  Wag the Dog
2004.05215  21 Grams
2004.052111  Threads
2004.04025  Dancer in the Dark
2004.03215  Gerry
2004.031711  Spellbound
2004.030214  Lost in Translation
2004.03025  Bad Santa
2004.011714  The Day After
2004.01075  Thirteen
2003.122511  This Boy's Life
2003.12258  Casualties of War
2003.10168  Intolerable Cruelty
2003.100516  Dogville
2003.092118  Ed Wood
2003.09212  The Hours
2003.08298  Soylent Green
2003.08298  Logan's Run
2003.082611  The Shawshank Redemption
2003.08082  Ocean's Eleven
2003.07175  The Rules of Attraction
2003.07178  Punch-Drunk Love
2003.07178  Ken Park
2003.0704Pleasantville (first article)
2003.06292  The Matrix
2003.062211  Winged Migration
2003.061125th Hour (first article)
2003.060711  Amadeus
2003.05148  Nurse Betty
2003.05148  Adaptation
2003.0425Tron (first article)
2003.042211  Far From Heaven
2003.03175  Saving Private Ryan
2003.03178  Three Kings
2003.03175  Black Hawk Down
2003.021514  Requiem for a Dream
2003.02062  Spider-Man
2003.012916  Mulholland Dr. (first article)
2003.01288  Unbreakable
2003.01288  Heist
2002.122216  Bully
2002.12225  Training Day
2002.121514  Ghost World (first article)
2002.1013Apartment Story
2002.040511  Panic Room
2002.02185  Amélie
2002.0114Fight Club (first article)
2002.0110Eight films by Atom Egoyan
2001.12278  Magnolia
2001.12138  Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
2001.11078  The Man Who Wasn't There (first article)
2001.1003Eyes Wide Shut (first article)
2001.0821The Cement Garden (first article)
2001.08215  The House of Yes
2001.070911  Snatch
2001.07028  A.I. (first article)
2001.06305  Sexy Beast
2001.0319Memento (first article)
2001.01078  Traffic
2000.12308  O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2000.12238  State and Main


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