Wacky 2015

WACKY
A yearly overview of the clues of upcoming titles provided by Criterion and Jason Polan in the monthly newsletter. Proudly pun-ful, characteristically corny, and always awaited with bated breath.


Another year, another (almost) dozen clues for our guessing pleasure. The puns are painful but always a delight. Costa-Gavras gets one simple clue but we end up with two great complicated titles. Troell gets a second just a few months before we find out about a third and fourth. A Blue Clue that is actually about the movie and not a format announcement. A trench coat that threw many into Hitchcock territory before settling on Haneke. Rivette finally enters and Hawks returns for a second helping. Only 11 clues this year as the December entry was the 2016 New Year drawing. A great deal at the time, but feels a bit of a cheat in retrospect!

2015 Jan The Confession759 The Confession

2015 Feb My Beautiful Laundrette767 My Beautiful Laundrette

2015 Mar Here is Your Life766 Here is Your Life

2015 Apr Mulholland Dr779 Mulholland Dr

2015 May Code Unknown780 Code Unknown

2015 Jun In Cold Blood781 In Cold Blood

2015 Jul Dont Look Back786 Dont Look Back

2015 Aug Gilda795 Gilda

2015 Sep Paris Belongs to Us802 Paris Belongs to Us

2015 Oct Only Angels Have Wings#806 - 04/12/16

2015 Nov Phoenix#809 - 04/26/16

2016 Wacky NY

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