54. The Immigrant (A+)
James Gray's superb drama about a Polish immigrant who arrives in New York in 1921, featuring a superb lead performance from Marion Cotillard, ably supported by Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner (in a very uncharacteristic sort of performance). I'd be really interested to know how movies like this get financed, as Gray was able to scrape together $16 million to make this movie despite only one of his movies making the sort of domestic box office that would remotely suggest he could cover that (indeed, this movie's total box office domestically has been about $2 million). However he did it, I'm glad. New York is probably the most-filmed city in the history of cinema, but few of the times I've seen it have conjured the degree of atmosphere of a past New York that Gray does here.
Cinema: 25 (+1)