Film and TV Viewing Log - October 2015



October was a very busy month for me watching films. Even more than I normally watch. I thankfully got to see almost everything on this month's list at the cinema, mostly in London, several on 35mm.

Whilst there's no doubt attending the BFI London Film Festival was a highlight, my other highlight was watching Hou Hsaia-Hsien's film - a glorious experience.

Films directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien:

Flowers of Shanghai (1998) ★★★★★

Millennium Mambo (2001) ★★★★★

Cafe Lumiere (2003) ★★★★★

Three Times (2005) ★★★★★

Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) ★★★

Films directed by John Waters

Pecker (1998) ★★★

A Dirty Shame (2004) ★★★★


The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

Hidden City (Stephen Poliakoff, 1987)

Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro, 2015)

The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015)

Junun (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2015)

Love (3D) (Gasper Noe, 2015)


The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946)

In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks, 1967)

On the Riviera (Walter Lang, 1951)

Fidelio, Alice's Journey (Lucie Borleteau, 2014)

The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, 2015)

Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, 2015)

Knight of Cups (Terence Malick, 2015)


Life (Anton Corbijn, 2015)

The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015)

BFI London Film Festival 2015 film log


Black Girl (Ousmane Sembène, 1966)

Carol (Todd Haynes)

The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson)

James White (Josh Mond)

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)

Son of Saul (László Nemes)

Sunset Song (Terence Davies)

Tangerine (Sean Baker)


Aferim! (Radu Jude)

Arabian Nights Vol 1-3 - The Restless One/The Desolate One/The Enchanted One (Miguel Gomes)

The Corpse of Anna Fritz (Hèctor Hernández Vicens)

From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas)

I am Belfast (Mark Cousins)

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman)

The Invitation (Karyn Kusama)

Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley)

The Pearl Button (Patricio Guzmán)

Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry)

Red Leaves (Bazzi Gete)

Sembène! (Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman)

Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)


Chemsex (William Fairman, Max Gogarty)

Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari)

Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović)

The Measure of a Man (Stéphane Brizé)

Nasty Baby (Sebastián Silva)

Nicola Constantino: The Artefacta (Natalie Cristiani)

Parabellum (Lukas Valenta Rinner)

Remainder (Omer Fast)

Truman (Cesc Gay)

Wave Vs Shore (Martin Štrba)

The Witch (Robert Eggers)


Don’t Grow Up (Thierry Poiraud)

Live From New York! (Bao Nguyen)

Lucifer (Gust Van den Berghe)

The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes are Not Brothers (Ben Rivers)

The Wave (Roar Uthaug)

Short Films:

An Old Dog’s Diary (Shai Heredia, Shumona Goel) ★★★

Dissonance (Till Nowak)  ★★

A Hole in my Heart (Mees Peijnenburg) ★★★

Over (Jörn Threlfall) ★★★★

Red Moon Rising (Vivienne Dick) ★

Tuesday (Ziya Demirel) ★★★


Fear Itself (BBC, 2015) ★★★★★

Survivor, Season 31 (2015)- Episode 2-6 ★★★

Links to previous film and TV viewing log:

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015