Films That Have Survived My Sampling Project

In 2012 I started watching at least the first 10 minutes of practically every movie that gets a theatrical release, skipping only those that absolutely nobody seems to like. The vast majority get turned off after 10, but if I'm still interested I keep going to 20, then 30, and if I don't want to bail after 40 minutes I commit. Used to maintain a (very long) list of the casualties, but for some reason its existence pissed certain people off. So in its place, here are the films that "survived"—those I wound up watching to the end. Most of these land firmly in my "mixed" pile, but they all have something going for them, at least in the first…

  • Brimstone & Glory
  • Night Comes On
  • Gemini
  • Dim the Fluorescents
  • The Wedding Plan
  • The Commuter
  • Annihilation
  • Super Dark Times
  • The Daughter
  • All This Panic
  • Emelie
  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  • Author: The JT LeRoy Story
  • Don't Breathe
  • Amanda Knox
  • H.
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • The Birth of Saké
  • The Battered Bastards of Baseball
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • Güeros
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • The Gift
  • The Heart Machine
  • Unfriended
  • Buzzard
  • Predestination
  • Memphis
  • The Interview
  • Lucy
  • Private Violence
  • Hercules
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • The Double
  • Oculus
  • Tim's Vermeer
  • All the Light in the Sky
  • It's a Disaster
  • Black Rock
  • Jack & Diane
  • Would You Rather
  • Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
  • Yossi
  • The Last Stand
  • Chasing Ice
  • A Simple Life
  • Sinister
  • Sleep Tight
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
  • Arbitrage
  • Only the Young
  • Ted
  • Safe
  • Lockout