2014

Ken Rudolph Ken Rudolph’s year in review

Ken’s highest rated films

  • American Sniper

    ★★★★★

  • Citizenfour

    ★★★★★

  • Getting to the Nutcracker

    ★★★★★

  • The Decent One

    ★★★★★

  • Antarctica: A Year on Ice

    ★★★★★

  • Ender's Game

    ★★★★★

  • Code Black

    ★★★★★

  • Boyhood

    ★★★★★

  • Little Accidents

    ★★★★★

  • Lilting

    ★★★★★

  • El Topo

    ★★★★★

  • Generation War

    ★★★★★

  • Our Curse

    ★★★★½

  • Wild Tales

    ★★★★½

  • Warsaw Uprising

    ★★★★½

  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper

    ★★★★½

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 468 Films watched
  • 39 Average per month
  • 9 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

The Butterfly's Dream

Jan 3

Most Watched

This Is Not a Ball

twice

Boyhood

twice

Last Film

Into the Woods

Dec 31

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
242 films
Documentary
148 films
Comedy
74 films
Thriller
40 films
Romance
37 films
Crime
32 films
Action
25 films
Adventure
23 films
Sci Fi
22 films
Family
21 films
USA
197 films
France
58 films
UK
44 films
Germany
24 films
Italy
16 films
Canada
15 films
Spain
12 films
Sweden
12 films
Denmark
11 films
Israel
10 films
English
363 films
French
63 films
Spanish
35 films
German
30 films
Italian
22 films
Chinese
12 films
Japanese
11 films
Arabic
10 films
Russian
10 films
Portuguese
10 films

Breakdown

2014 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 0 Added 0

Watchlist

Stars

Directors

Crew

Ken’s most liked review

El Topo

★★★★★

The New York Times contacted me today for background about my review of El Topo that was published in the L.A. Free Press on April 23, 1971. They provided me with a scan of the article, and I'm reposting it here. Maybe 43 years later its verbiage is a little…

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Ken’s most liked list

2014 Documentary Films (final Oscar submissions.)

This is the finalized list of 2014 feature length documentary films that have been submitted for Oscar consideration. Films added 8/1/2014. Films added 8/26/2014. Films added 9/26/2014. Films added 10/27/2014.

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

Whiplash
Average weighted rating:

4.3

Lowest Average

America: Imagine the World Without Her
Average weighted rating:

1.9

Most Popular

Guardians of the Galaxy
Average weighted rating:

3.9

Most Obscure

Kinderwald

Films watched in 2014

  • Into the Woods
  • The Immigrant
  • Locke
  • Magic in the Moonlight
  • St. Vincent
  • Divergent
  • Love and Honor
  • The Gambler
  • Still Alice
  • Selma
  • Belle
  • Ascension
  • The Rover
  • Rosewater
  • Sun Kissed
  • Life in a Fishbowl
  • The Unsaved
  • Inherent Vice
  • Unbroken
  • Saint Laurent
  • Seduce Me
  • Chef
  • Getting Go: The Go Doc Project
  • Simshar
  • The Boys from Marx and Engels Street
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Elelwani
  • 1001 Grams
  • Wild
  • Big Eyes
  • Leviathan
  • With Mom
  • American Sniper
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Accused
  • Fair Play
  • Timbuktu
  • Queen of the Mountains
  • Rocks in my Pockets
  • Eyes of a Thief
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • White Earth
  • The Reaper
  • Our Curse
  • The Lion’s Mouth Opens
  • Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
  • Joanna
  • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • Big Hero 6
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • To the Hilt
  • Mr. Turner
  • Wild Tales
  • Today
  • A Step Into the Dark
  • Difret
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • A World Not Ours
  • We Are the Giant
  • Watermark
  • Watchers of the Sky
  • Warsaw Uprising
  • The Nightingale
  • Bulgarian Rhapsody
  • Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
  • Virunga
  • Waiting for August
  • True Son
  • This Is Not a Ball
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence
  • This Is Not a Ball
  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper
  • The Supreme Price
  • Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s
  • The Dark Valley
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • A Small Section of the World
  • Forgotten
  • Concrete Night
  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry
  • A Hard Day
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
  • Shadows from My Past
  • See You in Montevideo
  • The Homesman
  • Never Die Young
  • Black or White
  • The Rule
  • Remote Area Medical
  • The Teacher's Diary
  • Corn Island
  • Red Army
  • Pump
  • Private Violence
  • Print the Legend
  • Sea Fog
  • Sorrow and Joy
  • Point and Shoot
  • Plot for Peace
  • Pelican Dreams
  • Occupy the Farm
  • The Guide
  • My Beloved Dearest
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Mommy
  • Ice Poison
  • Interstellar
  • Night Will Fall
  • Merchants of Doubt
  • Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
  • The Last Patrol
  • Beloved Sisters
  • The Great Invisible
  • Citizenfour
  • The Gambler
  • A Few Cubic Meters of Love
  • Fury
  • Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
  • The Overnighters
  • National Gallery
  • The Only Real Game
  • Nas: Time Is Illmatic
  • Monk With a Camera
  • Mission Blue
  • Levitated Mass
  • Little White Lie
  • The Golden Era
  • Last Hijack
  • Lambert & Stamp
  • Cowboys
  • Cristo Rey
  • Rudderless
  • Birdman
  • Keep On Keepin’ On
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Mateo
  • Force Majeure
  • I Am Ali
  • The Immortalists
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
  • Winter Sleep
  • Happy Valley
  • The Hadza: Last of the First
  • White God
  • Nightcrawler
  • Pride
  • The Hacker Wars
  • Kill the Messenger
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Getting to the Nutcracker
  • Food Chains
  • Evolution of a Criminal
  • E-Team
  • Do You Know What My Name Is?
  • The Decent One
  • Death Metal Angola
  • The Culture High
  • Concerning Violence
  • Botso
  • Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
  • Bitter Honey
  • Gone Girl
  • The Barefoot Artist
  • Awake: The Life of Yogananda
  • Art and Craft
  • Antarctica: A Year on Ice
  • Houdini
  • Altina
  • All You Need Is Love
  • Algorithms
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
  • The Judge
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
  • We Could Be King
  • Underwater Dreams
  • My Old Lady
  • This Is Where I Leave You
  • Under the Electric Sky
  • Unclaimed
  • Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
  • Tanzania: A Journey Within
  • Ender's Game
  • Veronica Mars
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • The Drop
  • Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
  • Rich Hill
  • Rabindranath Tagore: The Poet of Eternity
  • Whiplash
  • The Pleasures of Being Out of Step
  • Particle Fever
  • NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage
  • No Cameras Allowed
  • Next Year in Jerusalem
  • Next Goal Wins
  • Mitt
  • Manakamana
  • Llyn Foulkes One Man Band
  • Life Itself

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Highly rated films Ken missed

  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Black Mirror: White Christmas
  • Roger Waters: The Wall
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Raid 2
  • Güeros
  • 0.5mm
  • Magical Girl

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